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[May 12, 2021] Biden achievements

May 12, 2021 | www.wsj.com

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Biden achievements

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...Biden has demonstrated an ability to do only two things; give taxpayer money away and wear a mask. Perhaps the mask is appropriate ( See Jesse James.)

[May 12, 2021] Reporters Once Challenged The Spy State. Now, They're Agents Of It

May 12, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

safelyG 1 hour ago

we need to find a way to keep stories like this from being reported.

lovingly,
rachel maddow's wife

[May 12, 2021] Cadillac Marxists: woke perversion of Marxism can be very lucrative

Apr 11, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

thinking1234 31 minutes ago

I don't know if anyone read about this?

"Inside BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors' million-dollar real-estate buying binge. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors has gone on a real-estate buying binge in recent years, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.":

https://nypost.com/2021/04/10/inside-blm-co-founder-patrisse-khan-cullors-real-estate-buying-binge/

[May 12, 2021] Onion: IDF Soldier Recounts Harrowing, Heroic War Story Of Killing 8-Month-Old Child

May 12, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Biswapriya Purkayast , May 13 2021 0:34 utc | 74

"IDF Soldier Recounts Harrowing, Heroic War Story Of Killing 8-Month-Old Child"

https://www.theonion.com/idf-soldier-recounts-harrowing-heroic-war-story-of-kil-1826048745

I thought the Onion was a satire site, not a news portal.

[May 11, 2021] 11 Plunging Stocks Are Badly Burning Cathie Wood's ARK Invest

May 11, 2021 | finance.yahoo.com

C athie Wood's ARK Invest is still red-hot, but now in the opposite way: It's getting burned by many collapsing stocks including some in the S&P 500.

[May 10, 2021] Service with Pride

Quantity never equal to quality " The agency defended itself, remarking that the ad campaign had been effective. "2020 was a standout recruitment year for the CIA, despite the pandemic... Our 2021 incoming class is the third-largest in a decade," a spokesperson told Fox News."
May 10, 2021 | www.rt.com

Journalist Kyle Becker tweeted that the CIA needed to "stay out" of domestic politics. "You're there to serve the U.S. flag, not the rainbow flag," he wrote.

Kyle Becker @kylenabecker · May 8 You're there to serve the U.S. flag, not the rainbow flag. I wonder how much of this is about inclusivity and how much is about redefining the CIA and leading it away from its core mission of defending the U.S. from enemies abroad. The CIA needs to stay out of domestic politics.

Other users paraphrased the lanyard rainbow anecdote to note how "much better" they now felt about CIA airstrikes and other unpalatable dealings around the world.


St. Antonios @LoneStarTexian "I love that, as a gay man, I too can do my part in destabilizing black & brown countries, droning their women & children & spying on my fellow Americans..."

St. Antonios

■ @LoneStarTexian

Replying to @ING2Firebrand

"I noticed a rainbow on CIA Director Brennan's lanyard & felt so much better green lighting airstrikes on starving Yemeni citizens &

8:55 PM • May 7, 2021 ©

Since its launch in 2019 as part of a broader recruitment strategy, the 'Humans of CIA' social media series has depicted real agency officers sharing their "first-hand experiences" in the intelligence organization, a CIA spokesperson told the Guardian.

While the majority of the series has attracted little pushback, part of the backlash to the Latina officer video was directed at the agency's perceived willingness "to weaponize their power to target their political opponents: conservatives."

The agency defended itself, remarking that the ad campaign had been effective. "2020 was a standout recruitment year for the CIA, despite the pandemic... Our 2021 incoming class is the third-largest in a decade," a spokesperson told Fox News.

[May 10, 2021] How many times can a declared "expert" be wrong before they are not an expert anymore!

Apr 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
lwilland1012 1 hour ago

How many times can a declared "expert" be wrong before they are not an expert anymore!

INTJ Economist 1 hour ago

Ask an economist. Wrong more than 50% of the time and still fully employed. When was the last time an economist got fired for being wrong?

[May 09, 2021] Empty Office Space and a quote from Office space: Looks like you've missed a lot of work lately. I wouldn't say I've missed it, Bob.

Notable quotes:
"... In 20 years, the movie Office Space will seem to young people like watching a Western. ..."
"... Possibly--but like a good western. The themes and characters in the movie are universal and timeless. Nearly everyone has worked for Lumberg at one time or another. It may seem far-fetched to future generations that there were ever programmers in this country. ..."
"... Office buildings could all readily be re-purposed to grow weed. ..."
May 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

LetThemEatRand 3 hours ago (Edited) remove link

In 20 years, the movie Office Space will seem to young people like watching a Western.

Midas 21 minutes ago

Possibly--but like a good western. The themes and characters in the movie are universal and timeless. Nearly everyone has worked for Lumberg at one time or another. It may seem far-fetched to future generations that there were ever programmers in this country.

Kickaha 1 hour ago

Office buildings could all readily be re-purposed to grow weed.

[May 09, 2021] Cisgende millennial woman of color with generalized anxiety disorder is CIA as CIA Wokeness bulls*t

I think CIA counter-intelligence now is in very unenviable position. This woman is a poster girl for recruitment by foreign agencies. This level of narcissism and lack of introspection means that she can be easily manipulated and support "the right cause"
Katie Halper and Esha Krishnaswamy roast the "brilliance intoxicator": The CIA Gets Woke (8 min "" Katie Halper's YouTube channel, May 4, 2021)
Notable quotes:
"... In a mind-blowing marketing video first published on March 25, but which had escaped widespread notice until recent days, the CIA enthusiastically endorsed several key tenets of what has now indisputably become a hegemonic left/liberal ideological and rhetorical construct: ..."
"... my existence is not a box-checking exercise ..."
"... She continues, "I used to struggle with imposter syndrome . But at 36, I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be. I am tired of feeling like I'm supposed to apologize for the space I occupy ." ..."
"... if the CIA wants to hire more such people I am all for it. Folks who can not leave their personal issues at the door typically muck up their workplace and create productivity problems. A less effective CIA will be a plus for the rest of the world. ..."
"... And for some levity, here's some much deserved satire on the CIA vid. https://twitter.com/blaireerskine/status/1389313897304399877?s=20 ..."
"... Like b suggests: never stop/prevent the enemy (which is what CIA is, for most people) from making a mistake. The sooner they replace their cadre with woke idiots the better for humanity and the chances of our survival. ..."
"... Over 50% of The Company's light lifting is subbed out to contractors, and most of the Langley smurfs are busy "analyzing" data, soooo desk jockey much? It would be fun to track where the diversity hires actually go ..."
"... Utter bullshit indeed. Listing all the boxes she checks and then adding "my existence is not a box-checking exercise" is comical in itself. Hopefully b is right and the CIA will be less effective for the inclusion of people like her. ..."
May 09, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

librul , May 5 2021 16:03 utc | 30

Michael Tracey writes about a weird CIA video that is making the rounds (emphasis added):

In a mind-blowing marketing video first published on March 25, but which had escaped widespread notice until recent days, the CIA enthusiastically endorsed several key tenets of what has now indisputably become a hegemonic left/liberal ideological and rhetorical construct:

" I am a woman of color ," the video's protagonist, an unnamed CIA officer, triumphantly proclaims. "I am a cisgender millennial who's been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I am intersectional , but my existence is not a box-checking exercise ."

She continues, "I used to struggle with imposter syndrome . But at 36, I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be. I am tired of feeling like I'm supposed to apologize for the space I occupy ."

I have to admit that I do not know what the words in bold are supposed to mean. (Nor does my Firefox spellchecker. It flags them.)

I also do not understand the italicized phrases. To me they sounds like utter bullshit. But if the CIA wants to hire more such people I am all for it. Folks who can not leave their personal issues at the door typically muck up their workplace and create productivity problems. A less effective CIA will be a plus for the rest of the world.

CIA

Cisgender
Intersectional
Anxiety disorder

Skuppers , May 5 2021 19:06 utc | 79

And for some levity, here's some much deserved satire on the CIA vid. https://twitter.com/blaireerskine/status/1389313897304399877?s=20

Mao Cheng Ji , May 5 2021 19:17 utc | 82

It would be interesting if 'em spooks started cancelling each other for some 10 yo tweets, or for not being transsexual, or for the white supremacist mindset demonstrated by remembering the multiplication table.

Idiocrates , May 5 2021 14:20 utc | 2

Oh! You definitely should learn that NewSpeak. Yes, it's ridicelous, knowing this babble hasn't any intrinsic value. It is ,however, the current ruling ideology of the USA and by extension the broader West. It's like understanding the babble of some obscure theoretician or the basic terminology of some remote religion. You can safely ignore all of this as nonsense - as long as such people don't run a country!

Posted by: m | May 5 2021 14:13 u

Like b suggests: never stop/prevent the enemy (which is what CIA is, for most people) from making a mistake. The sooner they replace their cadre with woke idiots the better for humanity and the chances of our survival.

Chevrus , May 5 2021 14:23 utc | 3
Yeah this video took a nice beating on The Hedge....frikkin hilarious!

Over 50% of The Company's light lifting is subbed out to contractors, and most of the Langley smurfs are busy "analyzing" data, soooo desk jockey much? It would be fun to track where the diversity hires actually go, but hey I've got a garden to build!

MarkU , May 5 2021 14:28 utc | 4
Utter bullshit indeed. Listing all the boxes she checks and then adding "my existence is not a box-checking exercise" is comical in itself. Hopefully b is right and the CIA will be less effective for the inclusion of people like her.

@b In your last sentence 'the' before CIA is superfluous, it appears you cut down a larger sentence incorrectly.

[May 08, 2021] Fauci and gain of fuinction research: Ah, yes, the "government disease" expert Fauci...at it again

May 08, 2021 | www.wsj.com

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Fauci and gain of fuinction research: Ah, yes, the "government disease" expert Fauci...at it again J Jean Bieluczyk

Ah, yes, the "government disease" expert Fauci...at it again.
Fauci and gain of fuinction research: Ah, yes, the "government disease" expert Fauci...at it again J Jean Bieluczyk
Ah, yes, the "government disease" expert Fauci...at it again.

[May 08, 2021] Demand For Ass Implants Booms During Pandemic - ZeroHedge

May 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

In the early days of the virus pandemic, things didn't look so hot for the field of plastic survey. Hospitals were overrun with COVID-19 infections and banned all elective procedures, limiting plastic surgeries. But sometime after, when the economy reopened, and hospitals allowed elective surgeries, demand for butt implants soared.

Bloomberg , citing data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), says there were broad declines for minimally invasive and surgical cosmetic procedures during 2020. Botox and soft-tissue fillers remained popular with consumers. But it was buttock augmentation, or butt implants were a massive hit among consumers. Cosmetic procedures for the implants last year were up 22%, from 970 to 1,179.

[May 08, 2021] Harris ..... laughing as she walked away

May 08, 2021 | www.wsj.com

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Harris ..... laughing as she walked away E Eugene Boutz

Regarding your

*Harris ..... laughing as she walked away*

wording, I've noticed her tendency do do this, laugh at all of the truly serious questions and issues, for more than a year.

Such behavior is often an indication of either:

1) Contempt for others or even for civilization itself and/or

2) Pharmaceuticals, either legal or illegal.

[May 08, 2021] In 1999, the Wall Street Journal had 286 articles on bubbles. Here are a few of the titles

May 08, 2021 | www.wsj.com

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In 1999, the Wall Street Journal had 286 articles on bubbles. Here are a few of the titles J John Smith

Not only is this not true, the evidence shows that bubbles are called in advance. In 1999, the Wall Street Journal had 286 articles on bubbles. Here are a few of the titles,

"When the Bubble Bursts..."
"The Bubble Won't Burst"
"Bursting Mr. Geenspan's Bubble"
"Fed `Bubble' Policy: Watch, Don't Pop'"
"Fed Governor Meyer Counters Suggestions Of a Market Bubble"

And on, and on, etc., etc.

In 1999, the Wall Street Journal had 286 articles on bubbles. Here are a few of the titles J John Smith
Not only is this not true, the evidence shows that bubbles are called in advance. In 1999, the Wall Street Journal had 286 articles on bubbles. Here are a few of the titles,

"When the Bubble Bursts..."
"The Bubble Won't Burst"
"Bursting Mr. Geenspan's Bubble"
"Fed `Bubble' Policy: Watch, Don't Pop'"
"Fed Governor Meyer Counters Suggestions Of a Market Bubble"

And on, and on, etc., etc.

[May 08, 2021] Dogecoin is now valued at more than Ford.

May 08, 2021 | www.wsj.com

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Dogecoin is now valued at more than Ford. R Robert A

Dogecoin is now valued at more than Ford.
Economics?
Lunacy is more like it.
This is just more proof that the dollars are becoming more worthless.
Whistling past the graveyard.
Dogecoin is now valued at more than Ford. R Robert A
Dogecoin is now valued at more than Ford.
Economics?
Lunacy is more like it.
This is just more proof that the dollars are becoming more worthless.
Whistling past the graveyard.
Dogecoin is now valued at more than Ford. R Robert A
Dogecoin is now valued at more than Ford.
Economics?
Lunacy is more like it.
This is just more proof that the dollars are becoming more worthless.
Whistling past the graveyard.

[May 07, 2021] Crooks are selling to fools

finance.yahoo.com

...retail investors have been net buyers of stocks for 10 straight weeks, hedge funds have been sellers, client data from BofA Global Research showed, with the four-week average of net sales of equities by hedge funds hitting their highest levels since the firm began tracking the data in 2008.

[May 05, 2021] FED Powell on tough question: Not sure what the exact nature of that question is

May 05, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

ReadyForHillary 1 hour ago

When will the economy be able to stand on its own feet?

He immediately followed with:

I'm not sure what the exact nature of that question is.

HA HA HA HA! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

[May 05, 2021] Regularity of changes from "more stupid" to "more evil" in the US politics: Bush is more stupid. Obama is more evil. Trump more stupid. Creepy Joe -- more evil.

May 05, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

albrt , , April 25, 2021 at 7:20 pm

I view the 2008 election as the major failing-to-turn-back-when-we-had-the-chance point. Obama could have undone Bush's worst policies, but instead he cemented them into place forever.

Our elites are both stupid and evil, but Bush is more stupid and Obama is more evil .

[May 05, 2021] Institutional idiotism in full bloom: To Promote Equality, California Proposes A Ban On Advanced Math Classes

May 05, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com,

In the name of equality, the California Department of Education seeks to dumb down the brightest kids .

A friend of mine emailed an article the likes of which always prompts me to say "really?"

Please consider the Reason article In the Name of Equity, California Will Discourage Students Who Are Gifted at Math .

Culturally Responsive Framework

I like to verify things myself and you can do so as well by reading the California Department of Education Mathematics Framework .

In its framework, the Department of Education seeks " Culturally responsive mathematics education ."

Introduction Highlights Teaching for Equity Highlights Need to Broaden Perceptions of Mathematics

I did not go through all the chapters. Reason uncovered these gems.

Sabotage the Best

Reason concludes, and I agree " If California adopts this framework, which is currently under public review, the state will end up sabotaging its brightest students . The government should let kids opt out of math if it's not for them. Don't let the false idea that there's no such thing as a gifted student herald the end of advanced math entirely."

Instead, and in the name of "equity", the proposed framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same dumbed down level for as long as possible.

The intention is clear. The California Board of Education intends to sabotage the best and brightest, hoping to make everyone equal.

The public does not support these polices. Indeed, it is precisely this kind of talk that nearly got Trump reelected.

Biden should speak out against such nonsense, but he won't. He is beholden to Teachers' Unions and Boards of Education.

Care to complain? If so the California Department of Education posted these ways.

Phone Number and Address

Phone: 916-319-0598

Instructional Quality Commission
1430 N Street, Room 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-0172

[May 04, 2021] Neoliberal MSM now rank in public trust a little below emailed pleas from deposed Nigerian princes

May 04, 2021 | www.wsj.com


It's easy to become inured to the daily procession of flagrant falsehoods, tendentious misrepresentations, deceitful exaggerations and narrative-driven editorial distortions from many of the nation's leading media outlets. As opinion surveys suggest that most of these organizations now rank in public trust a little below emailed pleas from deposed Nigerian princes, it's easy to think the power they once wielded has been so diminished that they are little more than a mildly diverting source of contemporary color in our lives.

[May 03, 2021] 53 prominent German actors/actresses have become satirical too! They've simultaneously released 1-minute satirical statements.

May 03, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Penelope , Apr 26, 2021 10:34 PM

53 prominent German actors/actresses have become satirical too! They've simultaneously released 1-minute satirical statements. https://notrickszone.com/2021/04/24/shock-wave-50-prominent-german-actors-launch-campaign-satiring-corona-l

[May 03, 2021] It's like the neolibel elite is testing the level of our stupidity

May 03, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Apr 27, 2021 12:28 AM

Yes just finished listening to my dose of bullshit on ABC. The amazing thing is they actually telling you it's bullshit if people listen closely. The number of new infections in India. Hundreds of thousands. Deaths a few hundred. In a country where the normal annual death rate is 9.6 Million and 26,000 people die EVERY DAY. It's like a joke. Like they testing our stupidity. And you can't say; No we not falling for it because there is no longer anywhere to say it! I feel like I have permanent road rage over this crap.

Researcher , Apr 27, 2021 4:11 AM Reply to Dick

It's the tone and emotive words like crisis, and other exaggerated terms they use that triggers fear. The viewer remembers the number of cases, not deaths because the number is larger. But the cases are based on testing.

[May 03, 2021] Guess Who's Testifying In Congress US Troops Must Stay In Afghanistan Forever

May 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Why they dusted off those remnants from Bush and Obama neocon gangs?

When interventionists and national security deep state hawks need to prolong what's already the longest war in in US history, who're they gonna call?...

"Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee they're worried about President Biden's plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, with Rice suggesting the US may need to go back," Axios reports.

The pair's "expert" testimony was given over Zoom and appears to have been kept relatively quiet, given it was a 'closed door' members only call, until Axios learned of it.

Rice of course infamously served as George Bush's National Security Advisor during the initial invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq, and crucially helped make the case for war to the American public, later serving as Bush's Secretary of State through 2009.

Having helped start two failed wars, both of which have long remained deeply unpopular among the American public, naturally Condi Rice as a pre-eminent neocon voice would be consulted as a "stay the course" point of view . It's also deeply revealing that there's no foreign policy space in terms of viewpoint whatsoever between Rice and Clinton - latter who pushed for the US-NATO invasion of Libya and planned covert regime change in Syria against Assad.

Little is known about precisely what Hillary testified, but it's not difficult to imagine. Here are a few key insights via Axios :

One unnamed committee member told Axios further that "they both agreed we're going to need to sustain a counterterrorism mission somehow outside of that country."

Well of course!...there always needs to be a war going on somehow and somewhere - otherwise how would these warmongering ladies sleep at night?

[May 03, 2021] I wonder how much Harry and Meghan will be paid for this promotion?

Notable quotes:
"... We can’t leave anybody behind. We will all benefit, we will all be safer when everyone everywhere has equal access to the vaccine. ..."
"... “We must pursue equitable vaccine distribution, and in that, restore faith in our common humanity. This mission couldn’t be more critical.†..."
May 03, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Generous and fair-minded Harry and Meghan have said: “ We can’t leave anybody behind. We will all benefit, we will all be safer when everyone everywhere has equal access to the vaccine.

“We must pursue equitable vaccine distribution, and in that, restore faith in our common humanity. This mission couldn’t be more critical.â€

I wonder how much Harry and Meghan will be paid for this promotion?

[May 03, 2021] Can any sound mind be OK with this idiotism?

May 03, 2021 | off-guardian.org

fame , Apr 27, 2021 8:36 PM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExT3lpQWYAAewAE?format=jpg

Denny KirkQ , Apr 27, 2021 8:46 PM Reply to fame

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[May 03, 2021] He who wear mask while alone in car should also wear condom while alone in bed. The power of propaganda about wearing masks outdoor coming from TV truly rots your brain

From comments: " Tucker is right on this one. If you wear a mask outside you truly are a moron. You may as well add goggles and a butt plug." ... "Don't forget about those solo drivers with masks on!", "Maskers are stupid scared virtue signalers"
May 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Dickweed Wang 10 hours ago (Edited)

As an anti-mask militant for quite a while now I've been going out of my way to ask people with masks on outdoors why they're wearing one (I've really tried to be polite but it's getting increasingly hard to do that). In literally hundreds of instances I haven't gotten a straight answer yet. It's stunning that people are so gullible but it shows what the power of propaganda really is. 99% of that is coming from teevee, which truly rots your brain.

Capt Tripps 10 hours ago remove link

They are signaling the submission to a tyrannical state. That submission makes us all less free.

safelyG 10 hours ago

mister tucker is wrongeddy wrong wrong.

we must all wear multiple masks. indoors. outdoors. at work. at play. while we sleep. while we bathe. while we eat. while we sing praises unto the most high.

and we must remain 8 feet apart, one from the other. at all times.

and report our whereabouts and our contacts and our body temperature. to the authorities.

get your vacines!

lovingly,
bill n melinda

radical-extremist 10 hours ago

When Tucker Carlson says to tell people to take off their masks and call CPS on parents who mask their children he's trolling the Left. And because the Left has no sense of humor or irony or hypocrisy...they're of course OUTRAGED, which was his point.

Realism 10 hours ago remove link

I like it best when hiking outside, in 75 degree weather with a nice breeze, you see people put up their mask as they walk by

Pure comedy, it's hard to understand the stupidity if you think you'll get any disease much less Covid walking by someone

And importantly, would you really be hiking if you had Covid LOL

aztrader 10 hours ago

Mask wears see it as a badge of honor because they "care" about other people. In reality, it's a badge of Stupidity and ignorance.

Prince Velveeta 10 hours ago (Edited) remove link

California is an open-air mental ward. I was just out there and the collective idiocy is astounding. People jogging with masks on , exaggerating their breathing as they pass you in some competitive virtue signaling event. I witnessed some idiot jogging up the hill past my family member's house, with a bandana on his face, being sucked into his mouth as he's gasping for air.....

[May 03, 2021] New kind of leadership

Apr 26, 2021 | finance.yahoo.com

Archegos is a Greek word denoting leadership. The place where the eponymous family office led UBS, and a growing roll call of investment banks, was into a morass.

[May 02, 2021] If I'm going to lose the house gambling, it's more respectable to do so in the stock market.

May 02, 2021 | www.wsj.com
SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago Borrowing money to gamble on the stock market is not a very smart thing to do in my opinion. Like thumb_up 7 Reply Share link Report R

If I'm going to lose the house gambling, it's more respectable to do so in the stock market. SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago

Borrowing money to gamble on the stock market is not a very smart thing to do in my opinion.

[Apr 30, 2021] Anytime I hear the word "justice" it makes me wary

Apr 30, 2021 | www.wsj.com

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Anytime I hear the word "justice" it makes me wary D Donald Ross

Anytime I hear the word "justice" it makes be wary. Justice has always been in the eye of the beholder, but now there is only one justice - the woke justice. It is catching on like a fire and there are few media outlets left to describe that it is anything but justice.
Anytime I hear the word "justice" it makes me wary D Donald Ross
Anytime I hear the word "justice" it makes be wary. Justice has always been in the eye of the beholder, but now there is only one justice - the woke justice. It is catching on like a fire and there are few media outlets left to describe that it is anything but justice.

[Apr 27, 2021] Overpriced coffee shops holding company makes a bold prediction -- Starbucks Chair Warns Companies Lacking Boardroom Diversity Risk ‘Dying’

She is really bold: "Hobson, who is Black, noted that White men made up about 70% of board seats in the U.S. but only 30% of the population in pre-2020 data." This one step from trying to examine ethnic composition of Wall Street firms. Not good for Starbucks ;-)
Apr 27, 2021 | finance.yahoo.com

More content below Anne Riley Moffat Wed, April 21, 2021, 8:50 PM +0.40% More content below SBUX

(Bloomberg) -- American companies eschewing diversity in the boardroom risk “committing corporate suicide,” Starbucks Corp.’s Mellody Hobson said, about a month after taking over as board chair at the coffee giant.

“You can’t be a leading company in the world and not have a diverse board or have a real agenda around diversity without at some point dying as an organization,” Hobson said Wednesday evening at a virtual event sponsored by Bowdoin College. “Now it may take a while, but I do think it will be inevitable.“

[Apr 27, 2021] MoA - Vladimir Putin On Petty Tabaquis And International Issues

Apr 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Apr 21 2021 19:25 utc | 14

All the while, unfriendly moves towards Russia have also continued unabated. Some countries have taken up an unseemly routine where they pick on Russia for any reason, most often, for no reason at all. It is some kind of new sport of who shouts the loudest.

In this regard, we behave in an extremely restrained manner, I would even say, modestly, and I am saying this without irony. Often, we prefer not to respond at all, not just to unfriendly moves, but even to outright rudeness. We want to maintain good relations with everyone who participates in the international dialogue. But we see what is happening in real life. As I said, every now and then they are picking on Russia, for no reason. And of course, all sorts of petty Tabaquis are running around them like Tabaqui ran around Shere Khan â€" everything is like in Kipling's book â€" howling along in order to make their sovereign happy . Kipling was a great writer.

I think VVP is missing a golden opportunity to appoint an unofficial 'freelance' Court Jester, or 2 or 3. The Court Jester's role would be to answer every childish slur from the West's Naughty & undisciplined Little Kiddies with an equally insulting and personal slur against the West's Spokes-Children.

If the West wants to behave like the Louts and Riff-Raff that hang around outside the Local Saloon in the Wild West, trying to start a fight, it would be fun to encourage them to push the boundaries. Considering the cornucopia if Silly Stuff the West believes, or pretends to believe, it shouldn't be difficult to goad them into crossing their own Red Lines.

The Court Jester could start by asking the West to explain, comprehensively, why it wants to Save Alexi Navalny whilst torturing Julian Assange to death?

[Apr 27, 2021] The Problem Is That Your Ideas Are Stupid -- Bill Maher Blasts Gullible Woke Millennials

Apr 25, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Something strange is occurring in the gutter of "liberal comedy"... After four years of constant attacks on anything 'Trumpian' and constant ignorance of anything 'Left', one man has begun to realize that there is plenty of farce on both sides of the aisle and virtue-signaling to your cocktail party co-conspirators just doesn't pay the bills anymore ( cough CNN cough ).

Last week, Comedian Bill Maher used his HBO show to highlight some awkward 'facts' and ask some uncomfortable questions about media and politicians approach to COVID .

This week, he has taken aim at the heart of the problem - American Millennials and Gen Z and their total ignorance of history.

"In India, young people touch old people's feet to show reverence. In Japan, there's a national 'respect for the aged' day.

You know the reason why advertisers in this country love the 18-34 demographic... because it's the most gullible .

A third of people under 35 say they're in favor of abolishing the police ...not defunding, but doing away with a police force altogether... which is less of a policy position and more of a leg tattoo.

36% of Millennials think it might be a good idea to try Communism... but much of the world did try it... I know most of Millennials think that doesn't count because they weren't alive when it happened... but it did happen, and there are people around who remember it. Pining for communism is like pining for BetaMax or MySpace.

So when you say 'you're old, you don't get it', get what? Abolish the police? ...and the Border Patrol? ... and Capitalism? ... and cancel Lincoln?

No, "I get it"... the problem isn't that I don't get what you're saying or that I'm old. The problem is that your ideas are stupid .

If you say "let's eat in the bathroom and shit in the kitchen" , yeah, that's a new idea, but I wouldn't call it interior design.

You think someone 80 is hopeless because they can’t use an iPhone? Maybe the one who is hopeless is the one who can’t stop using it .

You think I'm out of it because I'm not on Twitch? Well maybe I 'get Twitch' but I just think people watching other people play video games is a waste of fucking time .

20% of Gen Z agree with the statement that "society would be better off if all property was owned by the public and managed by the government" and another 29% say 'they don't know if that's a good idea'...

Here's who does know... anyone who wasn't born yesterday!"

Watch the full monologues here (timestamped to begin at 5:13)


Manthong 8 hours ago (Edited)

You know when Bill Maher is right...

I hate when that happens.

But if you listen to the whole piece, he is shilling for a fool who is wholly owned and he is wrapping truth around deception and falsity... very crafty.

But that's what they do.

various2 5 hours ago

Billionaires do not allow their direct peasants millionaires to deviate from left-right allocation. If he utters a word of nationalism, he would be canceled fast.

Billionaires destroy America, and need firmly control over common peasants.

Money printing billionaires bought out all big tech and big media as fast as they become public.

Only Trump was allowed to speak certain limited truths like “China - enemy globalist proxyâ€, “Russia is America’s only ally on a planetâ€.

But that was an experiment in compromise that billionaires failed.

Macho Latte 4 hours ago (Edited)

Maher is part of the problem, not part of the solution. His salary depends on that. The only reason he has "changed" his tune is because he got permission to do it or he was told to do it.

DemonRats: The EVIL that lives among us.

Max Hunter 3 hours ago

He didn't change his tune that much, if you watch the first 5 minutes he is drooling all over Biden and shilling the orangeman bad mantra.

[Apr 27, 2021] McConnell warns stupid business leaders off political speech- -Republicans drink Coca-Cola, too- - CBS News

Apr 27, 2021 | www.cbsnews.com

"It's quite stupid to jump in the middle of a highly controversial issue," he told reporters.

The colorful language from the typically reserved Republican leader shows the dilemma ahead for the party in the post-Trump era. Many Trump-styled lawmakers are bucking big business and leaning more heavily into the populist, working-class themes championed by the former president â€" even as they rely on deep-pocketed business donors to fuel their political campaigns.

By wading into the debate, McConnell is situating himself in the emerging culture wars on the opposite side of progressive groups that are pressuring business not to sit by silently on voting rights, gun violence and other big issues before Congress.

[Apr 27, 2021] Please remove from the internet any content that displeases or otherwise causes any discomfort for Chelsea Clinton

Apr 27, 2021 | turcopolier.com

JerseyJeffersonian says: April 16, 2021 at 11:42 am

This is sort of like how Chelsea Clinton is thumping for the removal of Tucker Carlson from Twitter; she doesn't like the back talk, something captured succinctly in this response to her effrontery:

'Mocking Clinton, journalist Glenn Greenwald simply wrote: "Please remove from the internet any content that displeases or otherwise causes any discomfort for Chelsea Clinton."'

So, yeah, the same principle applies here. Screw these "whited sepulchres". How I conceive of them is as follows; those who wish these sepulchres to be venerated take great pains that they be thickly slathered with an oh so respectable, dissimulating coating of whitewash, but in reality, as tombs, their genuine function is as repositories for corrupt, rotting meat.

[Apr 27, 2021] But, they are long-term investors!

Apr 27, 2021 | www.wsj.com

But, they are long-term investors! J Domingo

Some of this is getting off the charts crazy. Tesla has a P/E ratio of 1,105.

An investor is paying for over one thousand years of earnings to acquire a share.

Not sure that’s a great deal.

But, they are long-term investors! J Domingo
Some of this is getting off the charts crazy. Tesla has a P/E ratio of 1,105.

An investor is paying for over one thousand years of earnings to acquire a share.

Not sure that’s a great deal.

[Apr 26, 2021] What to outlaw first: coronavirus vaccines or butt implants?

Apr 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Occams_Razor_Trader 2 hours ago

" you're more likely to die from general anesthesia than you are to get severe blood clots from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine "

So outlaw Boob and chin implants, o'man of science .........................

Goldbugger 2 hours ago

https://thenewamerican.com/genetic-vaccines-are-they-the-new-thalidomide/

Genetic Vaccines: Are They the New Thalidomide?

JOHNLGALT. 2 hours ago

Try one & see.

[Apr 26, 2021] Matt Walsh on Twitter -- I saw this and now you have to see it

Apr 26, 2021 | mobile.twitter.com


Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog · 14h I saw this and now you have to see it From Sandy C3E 1.7K 1.4K 4.2K Replies Brandon Harris @GoatExplosion · 14h Replying to @MattWalshBlog Christ, I've seen this three times, make it stop!

[Apr 26, 2021] Most Californians are more dumb than free

Apr 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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WolfgangIffans101 2 hours ago remove link

Here in Kommiefornia, the majority are still driving around in their cars on their own with their masks on. More dumb than free.

Average age of death WITH covid: 80.

Lanka 1 hour ago

Same as without Covid.

DavidC 1 hour ago remove link

How can someone so 'educated' be so stupid?

Taleb's IYI - Intellectual Yet Idiot.

DavidC

[Apr 26, 2021] Speaking of "hygiene theater," think of all the billions of dollars of hand sanitizer that has been sold to prevent people from contracting the virus on surfaces

Apr 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Give Me Some Truth 40 minutes ago remove link

Speaking of "hygiene theater," think of all the billions of dollars of hand sanitizer that has been sold to prevent people from contracting the virus on surfaces. Which the recent study shows happens in only 1-in-10,000 cases!

Ah, "never mind" .... but the makers of hand-sanitizer are a thankin' you.

Give Me Some Truth 39 minutes ago

My wife is a high school teacher. It's surprising her elbow hasn't fallen off by now from all the scrubbing she's done of classroom desks. I guess it was good exercise for her.

Demologos 15 minutes ago

Would have been better to repurpose the alcohol as vodka.

[Apr 26, 2021] Fauci Flip-Flops Again about the nessesty of wearing masks outdoor. Karens are disappointed

The Tsunami of COVID-19 Bullsh!t and disinformation has Fauci's face on it. Looks like Anthony "surprise outbreak" Fauci took just 13 months to go full circle from no masks needed outside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRa6t_e7dgI to everyone should wear two masks, to no mask needed outside. The man is a national embarrassment...
Apr 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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PGR88 2 hours ago

Didn't this twat say just 2 months ago we should be wearing TWO masks?

Krink26 2 hours ago

Unfortunately yes. So wear three masks...

cpt. carptastic 1 hour ago remove link

Have you been outside of your basement lately? There are idiots driving in their car alone wearing a mask. I see people riding their bikes with masks on, and people walking around my block wearing a mask.

So yes, plenty of morons still listen to him.

LetThemEatRand 2 hours ago

And the smug Karens who confronted people for failing to wear masks outdoors will go along without the slightest twinge of regret for having been wrong the whole time. And they will still be the first to be vocal and certain of the correctness of their next baseless Karanical instructions to the rest of us.

in4mayshun 1 hour ago

Dictionary Term

KAREN , noun (karanical, karanny, karenish): to direct exacerbation, frustration, or criticism at a person or persons while in a heightened state of illogical virtue signaling panic; the disphoria exhibited when victimizing ones self, while projecting unrealistic fears onto otherwise innocent bystanders, often fueled by the leftard media. 2. a person who is Gullible; will accept any and all propaganda delivered from "official" channels. 3. An insult, often labeling a person who overreacts. 4. A form of entertainment for politically right-leaning persons

beekeeper 2 hours ago remove link

The highest paid employee in the federal government is an idiot. That explains a lot.

Global Hunter 1 hour ago

All the brainwashed Karens in Canada will pretend they didn't see this as it doesn't fit their agenda. The masks have become part of their identity.

Suzy Q 1 hour ago

Do Canadian Karens have face masks made to match their outfits like Fancy Nancy does?

https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/nancy-pelosi-scarves-color-coordinating-masks-pantsuits

[Apr 25, 2021] I hate to admit it, but it sounds like Putin's got a plan

Nice Otto von Bismarck below.
Looks like neocon think that God is on the side of those with bigger guns...
Apr 25, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

ThePinkHole 15 hours ago

"Brussels and D.C. started to suspect that Russia doesn't 'want' Ukraine. What Russia wants is for this country to rot and implode without excrement from this implosion hitting Russia. West's paying for the clean up of this clusterf**k is also in Russian plans for Ukrainian Bantustan"

I hate to admit it, but it sounds like Putin's got a plan.

Volkodav 15 hours ago

"The Russians saddle their horses slowly but ride fast".

- Otto von Bismarck

Malkavian 13 hours ago

"God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America." - also Otto von Bismarck

jusstpassinthru 10 hours ago (Edited)

"The division of the United States into two federations of equal force was decided long before the civil war by the high financial power of Europe. These bankers were afraid that the United States, if they remained in one block and as one nation, would attain economical and financial independence, which would upset their financial domination over the world. The voice of the Rothschilds predominated. They foresaw the tremendous booty if they could substitute two feeble democracies, indebted to the financiers, to the vigorous Republic, confident and self-providing. Therefore they started their emissaries in order to exploit the question of slavery and thus dig an abyss between the two parts of the Republic." -- Otto von Bismarck, 1876

Somehow the US public school system left that part out.

[Apr 25, 2021] FBI Releases Documents On Investigation Into Death Of DNC Staffer Seth Rich

Apr 25, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Sugar Weasel 27 minutes ago

"Highly redacted document"

Black Highlighters Matter!

Eddielaidler 1 hour ago

That only took 5 years.

" Time flies like an arrow ; fruit flies like a banana" Groucho Marx

Dragon HAwk 19 minutes ago remove link

Takes a long time to sort thru documents deciding which ones are useless and can be released. come on man give the FBI a break they are on Our Side. /s

uhland62 9 hours ago

Maybe Ghislaine knows?

And why did the sketches of two 'wanted' in Madeleine McCann case resemble the Podesta brothers?

novictim 10 hours ago

So the FBI determined that the assassin was Jeffrinovich Epsteinokova, who, according to signal intelligence and bar chatter, subsequently hung himself, destroying all the evidence with him.

Which was a real shame because they really wanted to get to the bottom of it.

uhland62 9 hours ago

Good idea, but -ovich is the ending for a make and -kova for a female. Nothing is impossible these days, but it still reads bizarre, even though the direction is excellent.

[Apr 24, 2021] When The Market Unravels There Will Be -No Place To Hide- - David Stockman - YouTube

Apr 24, 2021 | www.youtube.com

peter plouf , 4 hours ago

The current financial world has been reduced to a one-legged bar-stool in a bar where drinks are on the house. There is no scenario where this does not end well no matter how euphoric we are in the moment.

[Apr 22, 2021] Hilarious Viral Video Calls Out Hypocrisy In 'Woke' Movement by Jordan Davidson

Jul 20, 2020 | thefederalist.com

Comedian Ryan Long released a now viral video with Danny Polishchuk called "When Wokes and Racists Actually Agree on Everything," poking fun at the nation's unfolding debates on race.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1285208497517473793

The video depicts two friends, Brad and Chad, one "woke" and one "racist," agreeing on very fundamental parts of their ideologies.

"Your racial identity is the most important thing. Everything should be looked at through the lens of race," the men say before one of them jinxes another.

Whether it's about privilege, interracial dating, discrimination, segregation of cultures and arts, appropriation, the two men appear to agree on pretty much everything.

"We both have a lot of opinions about people of color," one of the men quips while the other nods in agreement.

The end of the video shows the "woke" character claiming that the only disagreement between the two is that one believes "white people are the root of all evil." The two eventually resolve the tension by agreeing that Jews should be the subject of their wrath.

"Technically I don't consider Jewish people white," the "woke" character says.

"Neither do I!" the "racist" character interrupts.

... ... ...

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.

[Apr 22, 2021] Market Cap Of Money-Losing Companies Surpasses Dot Com Bubble Record

Apr 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

DHS Fusion Center 6 hours ago

Is Paul Krugman available to talk about how great everything is now or is he still being investigated for distribution of child ****?

[Apr 22, 2021] In two years you could easily see a wall built to keep people IN.

Apr 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The Bidet Administration Goes Haywire 3 hours ago (Edited)

We are ruled by wicked, immoral and un-intellectual idiots who are getting far too high on their own supply

I Write Code 2 hours ago

So Russia claims Donbas, China invades Taiwan, US annexes Greenland, Idaho claims half of Oregon, and Mexico reclaims California. And Quebec just sits there and stews.

williambanzai7 PREMIUM 2 hours ago

And BLM claims Manhattan...

Jade_Dragon 1 hour ago

My 77 year old mom is as upset as anyone but is also still optimistic. I have other reasons for spending May and possibly the summer in Mexico (if I get an English teaching job) but I see little if any reason to come back if things are going well down there. America has gone psycho. At the very least, I'm afraid the entire country will be run like California before long

dead hobo 1 hour ago (Edited)

Agree. I'm old and set. My home is paid for and I've lived in it for over 20 years. It's set up just like I want and a new place would have less going for it. Moving would be highly disruptive, not to mention expensive.

Yet, I am still considering possibilities. Mexico cartels vs Democrat incited BLM mobs? Hmm, which is better? Free states in the US offer alternatives. I live in Illinois, soon to be a California level mess. Belize is English speaking.

The next 2 years or so will tell the tale.

2thelastman 1 hour ago

In two years you could easily see a wall built to keep people IN.

[Apr 22, 2021] Pastors as black Bolsheviks: some black churches try to hold Home Depot hostage

"History Does Not Repeat Itself, But It Rhymes" -- Mark Twain (attributed). This is a naked fight for political power using very questionable means.
Apr 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Corporations, especially those headquartered in Georgia, have come out against the legislation signed by Governor Kemp. Republicans describe the bill as one that addresses election integrity while Democrats call it a voter suppression law – "Jim Crow 2.0". Coca-Cola and Delta were among the first to make a point to virtue-signal after the governor signed the bill, only to be exposed as taking part in the process and giving input into the legislation. Both were fine with the law until the governor signed it and grievance activists did their thing. Coke soon discovered that not all of its consumers think that companies should be making policy – that 's the job of lawmakers- and now it is trying to clean up the mess it made for itself.

Churches have increasingly played a part in American politics and this is an escalation of that trend. Evangelical churches have shown support for conservative and Republican candidates while black churches get out the vote for Democrats. This threat of bringing a large-scale boycott over state legislation is a hostile action against the corporation. It's political theatre. Groups like Black Voters Matter, the New Georgia Project Action Fund (Stacey Abrams), and the Georgia NAACP are pressuring companies to publicly voice their opposition and the religious leaders are doing the bidding of these politically active groups.

When SB 241 and HB 531 were working through the legislative process, the groups put pressure on Republican lawmakers and the governor to abandon the voting reform legislation. They also demanded that donations to any lawmakers supporting the legislation be stopped. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce tried to remain bipartisan while still voicing support for voting rights but then caved and expressed "concern and opposition" to some provisions . At the time, several large Georgia companies were targeted by activists, including Aflac, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, Southern Company and UPS.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce previously reiterated the importance of voting rights without voicing opposition against any specific legislation. In a new statement to CNBC, the Georgia Chamber said it has "expressed concern and opposition to provisions found in both HB 531 and SB 241 that restrict or diminish voter access" and "continues to engage in a bipartisan manner with leaders of the General Assembly on bills that would impact voting rights in our state."

Office Depot came out at the time and supported the Chamber's statement. The Election Integrity Act of 2021, originally known as Georgia Senate Bill 202, is a Georgia law overhauling elections in the state that was signed into effect by the governor and we know what happened. Office Depot has not delivered for the activists as they demand so now the company faces boycott drama. The religious leaders are taking up where the activist groups left off.

African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has remained "silent and indifferent" to his efforts to rally opposition to the new state law pushed by Republicans, as well as to similar efforts elsewhere.

" We just don't think we ought to let their indifference stand ," Jackson said.

The leader of all his denomination's churches in Georgia, Jackson had a meeting last week with other Georgia-based executives to urge them to oppose the voting law, but said he's had no contact with Home Depot, despite repeated efforts to reach the company.

Faith leaders at first were hesitant to jump into the boycott game. Now the political atmosphere has changed and they are being vocal. Jackson focused on pressuring Coca-Cola first. After that company went along to get along, before it realized its error, Jackson moved his focus onto other companies.

"We believe that corporations have a corporate responsibility to their customers, who are Black, white and brown, on the issue of voting ," Jackson said. "It doesn't make any sense at all to keep giving dollars and buying products from people that do not support you."

He said faith leaders may call for boycotts of other companies in the future.

So, here we are with Home Depot in the spotlight. There are four specific demands leveled at Home Depot in order to avoid further action from the activists.

Rev. Lee May, the lead pastor of Transforming Faith Church, said the coalition is "fluid in this boycott" but has four specifics requests of Home Depot: To speak out publicly and specifically against SB 202; to speak out against any other restrictive voting provisions under consideration in other states; to support federal legislation that expands voter access and "also restricts the ability to suppress the vote;" and to support any efforts, including investing in litigation, to stop SB 202 and other bills like it.

" Home Depot, we're calling on you. I'm speaking to you right now. We're ready to have a conversation with you. You haven't been ready up to now, but our arms are wide open. We are people of faith. People of grace, and we're ready to have this conversation, but we're very clear those four things that we want to see accomplished ," May said.

The Rev. Timothy McDonald III, senior pastor of the First Iconium Baptist Church, warned this was just the beginning.

"It's up to you whether or not, Home Depot, this boycott escalates to phase two, phase three, phase four," McDonald said. "We're not on your property -- today. We're not blocking your driveways -- today. We're not inside your store protesting -- today. This is just phase one."

That sounds a lot like incitement, doesn't it? Governor Kemp is speaking out, he has had enough. He held a press conference to deliver his comments.

"First, the left came for baseball, and now they are coming for Georgia jobs," Kemp said, referring to MLB's decision to move this year's All-Star Game from Atlanta over the new laws. "This boycott of Home Depot – one of Georgia's largest employers – puts partisan politics ahead of people's paychecks."

"The Georgians hardest hit by this destructive decision are the hourly workers just trying to make ends meet during a global pandemic. I stand with Home Depot, and I stand with nearly 30,000 Georgians who work at the 90 Home Depot stores and 15 distribution centers across the Peach State. I will not apologize for supporting both Georgia jobs and election integrity," he added.

"This insanity needs to stop. The people that are pushing this, that are profiting off of it, like Stacey Abrams and others, are now trying to have it both ways," Kemp said. "There is a political agenda here, and it all leads back to Washington, D.C."

The governor is right. The activists are in it to federalize elections, not to look out for Georgians, who will lose jobs over these partisan actions. The law signed by Kemp increases voting rights, it doesn't limit them .

[Apr 22, 2021] Market Cap Of Money-Losing Companies Surpasses Dot Com Bubble Record

Apr 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

DHS Fusion Center 6 hours ago

Is Paul Krugman available to talk about how great everything is now or is he still being investigated for distribution of child ****?

archipusz 5 hours ago

I needed a cross dressing analyst to explain this mkt to me. Thanks.

YesWeKahn 6 hours ago

This is Powell speaking:

There is no bubble, this is just a optimism of "not happening" reopening and "not working" vaccine.

[Apr 20, 2021] Five million people in this country die of natural causes every year. Some of them happened to have Covid when they passed. You might just as well say they died of tooth decay

Apr 20, 2021 | www.wsj.com

ALAN SEWELL SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago (Edited)

Five million people in this country die of natural causes every year. Some of them happened to have Covid when they passed. You might just as well say they died of tooth decay.

[Apr 20, 2021] Waters could prove to be the only witness that Trump needs to call to defeat her own lawsuit

Apr 20, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

With rioting continuing in Brooklyn Center , Minn. and around the country, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, went to Minnesota and told the protesters that they "gotta stay on the street" and " get more confrontational ." The statement is ironic since Waters is one of the House members currently suing former President Donald Trump and others for inciting violence on January 6th with his words on the Mall. Waters insists that Trump telling his supporters to go to the Capitol to make their voice heard and "fight" for their votes was actual criminal incitement. Conversely, Waters was speaking after multiple nights of rioting and looting and telling protesters to stay on the streets and get even more confrontational. There was violence after the remarks, including a shooting incident where two National Guard members were injured.

... ... ...

After Waters remarks, protesters confronted reporters in a tense scene. Also protesters descended upon the home of the prosecutor responsible for the second degree manslaughter charge against the officer who killed Daunte Wright. Also the Minnesota National Guard was fired upon , injuring at least two Guardsman. That is not to say that Water incited such actions but that the same claimed nexus could be raised in making such an allegation as was done in the Trump impeachment.

Carl Jung once said that "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves". That certainly seems to be the case with Waters and Trump. It is also why Waters could prove the only witness that Trump needs to call to defeat her own lawsuit.

[Apr 11, 2021] Secretary Pete Buttigieg road to fame: from SUV to bike and then to green energy hype; he cares so much about the environment that he decided to ride a bicycle to work but only the last two blocks

Apr 11, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
bshirley1968 3 minutes ago bshirley1968 3 minutes ago

"Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg cares so much about the environment that he decided to ride a bicycle to work at least the last two blocks.

He was caught unloading a bicycle from a black SUV a short distance from the White House so he could finish his ride to the cabinet meeting on bike. Such a great photo opportunity.

Security followed in the SUV.

Perfect example of everything coming out of DC. Everything is a narrative supported by some kabuki theater.

[Apr 11, 2021] Dear God, please help me to stop spending money on Amazon and doing Google searches...

Apr 11, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Md4 1 hour ago (Edited)

"" Lord, if it be your will, harden my heart. Stop me from striving to see the best in people. Stop me from being hopeful that White people can do and be better."

I wonder if this sick woman has any idea, how many good people trapped in the violence of hoods...could feel exactly the same way about blacks?

Justifiably...

Liesel 24 minutes ago

Dear God, please help me to stop spending money on Amazon and doing Google searches...

Liesel 27 minutes ago (Edited)

If we refuse to spend money at all these businesses that are "woke", there would literally be no place left to shop. It's really getting that bad. However, please remember the powers that be want people divided and hating each other. In their eyes, people who are united are the most dangerous them.

Darth-Budice 34 minutes ago

Been 7 years since I stepped foot into a Target.

If they think 13% of the population + the soy-infused can support them...

[Apr 09, 2021] Turkey Confirms 2 US Warships To Enter Black Sea As Ukraine Posturing Grows - ZeroHedge

Apr 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

yerfej 47 minutes ago remove link

Early indications are that the Russian destroyers in Lake Michigan will be there until the end of the summer.

spyware-free 42 minutes ago remove link

I'd feel safer it Russian subs and destroyers were patrolling the Potomac near D.C.

land_of_the_few 51 minutes ago (Edited) remove link

They should just mock them mercilessly.

Formation flypasts with rainbow colored smoke, Village People blasting from frigates buzxing them, that kind of thing.

land_of_the_few 40 minutes ago

"In the Navy", anyone?

VladLenin 1 hour ago

About f'ing time Crazy Joe retaliated for the Russian battlegroup operating in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

[Apr 09, 2021] Take back?

Apr 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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dbtunr 1 hour ago

I have a different take on this. The US should move to take back Cuba. Let Russia have Ukraine, we take back Cuba. After Cuba take back Venezuela. Then Russia and China have no ports in the Americas. Much bigger win for the US.

permanent victim 1 hour ago

Take back?

libfrog88 56 minutes ago

That is the usual word for Americans for stealing.

[Apr 09, 2021] A modest suggestion for semi-vacant malls

Apr 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Cock Strong 38 minutes ago

Bezos notches another $100 billion.

Mando Ramos 7 minutes ago (Edited)

My simple solution is to turn the vacant malls into giant marijuana growing operations,and huge meth labs,and use the revenue from the meth and weed sales to balance the Federal budget..As an additional plus,you put the Mexican drug cartels out of business,which can't be a bad thing,either

FurnitureFireSale 26 minutes ago

The smile on the side of the Prime trucks looks like a big wang (Bezos's?) saying "F-U, take THIS!" to all the small businesses. Once you see it, you cannot unsee it.

Puppyteethofdeath 14 minutes ago

Turn them into homeless shelters.

744,000 Americans filed for 1st time unemployment last week.

Every week the numbers are the same.

no cents at all 5 minutes ago

Yet mall property owners and their ilk have equity prices in the stratosphere. Same with cruise lines. A mystery. (Although doesn't take scooby doo to understand why)

is scooby canceled yet?

aarockstar 7 minutes ago

A 60 year retail experiment goes bust...

[Apr 08, 2021] There is no inflation, it is just that everything costs more.

Apr 08, 2021 | www.wsj.com


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BA Byron SUBSCRIBER 1 day ago @ Anthony

Economists: " There is no inflation, it is just that everything costs more. "

[Apr 07, 2021] One good sign that allow the USA to cut "defense" 25% or more

Who would thought the Wokism can be a cure for militarism...
Apr 07, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Dolus 3 hours ago

"Our education and health issues come together in this alarming statistic: Seventy percent of today's youth (ages 17-24) are not eligible for military service , essentially due to a lack of proper education (basic reading and writing skills) or health issues (commonly obesity or diabetes)."

When you have no standards, SJW everyone is equal, then you have ****ty results.

5G-Powered Nanobots 3 hours ago

Good. Lets cut "defense" by 25% a year for the next 10 years

[Apr 07, 2021] Alex from Clockwork Orange in modern world

Apr 07, 2021 | allrightsocialnetwork.blogspot.com

Priss Factor says: • Website April 2, 2021 at 8:31 pm GMT • 4.8 days ago • 100 Words ↑ @Turk 152

Clockwork Orange is complete, unbelievable nonsense. Our current leaders would not have cured Alex, they would have appointed him an Ambassadorship to Syria or made him Vice President, perhaps even given him a shot at Prime Minister or President one day.

Yes, but on condition that the 'Alexes' play the game. Deep State is full of sociopaths but they spent their years in elite schools, not stealing cars and invading homes. Go to school, get your degree, and then you can invade entire nations and kill many more people. Turk 152 says: April 2, 2021 at 9:33 pm GMT • 4.8 days ago ↑ @Priss Factor

I suppose it is pretty tough these days to be a mass murderer on a global scale without Harvard or Yale on your resume. In the old days, Truman was able to drop 2 atomic bombs and firebomb Dresden with merely a degree from Spalding's Commercial College.

[Apr 07, 2021] How the neoliberal MSM weaponizing ignorance to promote neo-McCarthism

It is difficult to find a black cat in the empty dark room, but neoliberal MSM jump over their head screaming Cat! Evil Russian cat!
I really like " Congress Can Do Better to Fight Weaponized Corruption "
Apr 07, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
Mao Cheng Ji , Apr 5 2021 12:00 utc | 5

Other that that this ilist is just another sign of the crisi of neoliberlaism in the USA and elsewhere. That why neoliberal elite badly needs a scapegoat to avoid the possibility to be hanging from lampposts. The high level of hate toward neoliberal elite( parcially redirected by "woke" movement toward whites ) and the loss of legitimacy is not undeniable.

...Bryan MacDonald's thread is a good opportunity to update our list of all the issues, ideas and things Russia has weaponized.

Even while the list below now includes 111 entries - like robotic cockroaches, postmodernism and 14-legged squids - it is likely far from being complete:

  1. Was Noah Green the weaponized target of the GRU (Russian Military Intelligence) masked as the FBI Cointelpro?
    Russia News, April 2021
  2. Congress Can Do Better to Fight Weaponized Corruption
    Foreign Policy, April 2021
  3. WAR ON THE WEST West on brink of vaccine 'world war' as Putin 'weaponizes' Sputnik V jab to 'attack' the EU, warns Macron
    Sun, March 2021
  4. Secret Is Out: Russia Weaponized and Trained Dolphins and Whales
    National Interest, January 2021
  5. Russia 'is researching how to weaponise deadly Ebola virus as part of a catastrophic doomsday project', experts fear
    Daily Mail, December 2020
  6. Vladimir Putin wasted no time in weaponizing Trump's election conspiracies to spread Russian propaganda
    Busines Insider, November 2020
  7. How Russia Tried to Weaponize Charlie Sheen
    Foreign Policy, September 2020
  8. 'Beijing & Moscow have weaponized space through killer satellites, directed energy weapons': Defense Sec
    Sociable, September 2020
  9. Russia Weaponizes Increasingly Sophisticated Disinformation
    AFCEA, September 2020
  10. China and Russia 'have weaponised space with killer energy weapon satellites '
    Daily Star, September 2020
  11. Russia's Weaponization of Tradition : The Case of the Orthodox Church in Montenegro
    CSIS, September 2020
  12. Will Russia Weaponize Its Wheat As the World Combats the Coronavirus?
    National Interest, July 2020

... ... ...

Yeah, little goebbelses of the western liberal establishment aren't too creative.

j. casey , Apr 5 2021 12:03 utc | 6

Brilliant, Mr. B. And funny, too. Gracias.
Carl , Apr 5 2021 12:11 utc | 7
Pathetic as this kind of propaganda is...it works. Which is very disturbing.
Stonebird , Apr 5 2021 13:02 utc | 12

Irresistable force: https://twitter.com/27khv/status/1378798225927380992/photo/1 (From b's first link above)

Virgile , Apr 5 2021 13:14 utc | 14

The Western media parrots in action!

ak74 , Apr 5 2021 14:41 utc | 17

I am deeply troubled that you conveniently neglected to include another fearsome Russian Super-Dooper Weapon: the children's cartoon Masha and the Bear .

Future shock: Ban threat for the new Russian superweapon Masha and shows that subverted all our minds
https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/16340356.future-shock-ban-threat-new-russian-superweapon-masha-shows-subverted-minds/

Children's show is propaganda for Putin, say critics
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/childrens-show-is-propaganda-for-putin-say-critics-j9wxcvslm?region=global&--xx-meta=denied_for_visit%3D0%26visit_number%3D0%26visit_remaining%3D0%26visit_used%3D0&--xx-mvt-opted-out=false&--xx-uuid=bbcdd521f8671d6ea5e55d42f09bbec8&ni-statuscode=acsaz-307

It's obvious that Masha and the Bear is a nefarious Russian plot to steal the precious bodily fluids of our children!

We must be constantly vigilant. The CIA, FBI, MI6, NSA, and Homeland Security must be notified about the Masha Threat. YouTube must censor Masha. And blue check-marked Twitter police must condemn anyone who watches Masha.

librul , Apr 5 2021 14:49 utc | 19

This one didn't have the word 'weaponize', close though: "opening a new front in its spy battles".

accusing the Kremlin of opening a new front in its spy battles with the West amid the worldwide competition to contain the pandemic.
...

American intelligence officials said the Russians were aiming to steal research to develop their own vaccine more quickly, not to sabotage other countries' efforts. There was likely little immediate damage to global public health, cybersecurity experts said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/16/us/politics/vaccine-hacking-russia.html

Fíréan , Apr 5 2021 15:08 utc | 22

Next they're weaponizing women's exotic underwear . God help the freemason who turns up at the changing rooms in the wrong attire.

/humor.humour.

jared , Apr 5 2021 15:26 utc | 24

The U.S. media is weaponizing ignorance. The more one absorbs their reporting, the more the brain is reduced to mush.

I can only manage a few hundred works and I become irritated and disoriented. My hat is off to people who can somehow look at that stuff and remain sane. Or are they...hmmm...

Jackrabbit , Apr 5 2021 16:55 utc | 28

Russia weaponizing vaccine resistance: Russian trolls blamed for spreading anti-vaccination propaganda

Because vaccine resistance in USA somehow makes Russia safer ... or something. Doubts about mRNA vaccines? You must be a Putin bot. !!

[Apr 07, 2021] Jamie Dimon in the eyes of ZH crowd

Such comments were definitely impossible before 2007. The level of vitriol is simply incredible. That spells trouble...
Apr 07, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

10 hours ago

Jamie has Jerome's phone number.

That makes Jamie brilliant. play_arrow 5 play_arrow 1


zorrosgato 10 hours ago

"flush with savings"

HA!

Yen Cross 10 hours ago

Jack, ****, Dimon? Which one was it Z/H Google moderator?

I donate at Christmas.

Basil 20 minutes ago

whats gone wrong is the cancer of progressiveism. wokeism, social justice nonsense.

Gadbous 29 minutes ago

Don't you want to just slap these people?

MuleRider 18 minutes ago

You misspelled decapitate.

GrandTheftOtto 2 hours ago

"It was a year in which each of usfaced difficult personal challenges"

boundless hypocrisy...

Mr. Rude Dog 2 hours ago remove link

" Americans know that something has gone terribly wrong, and they blame this country's leadership: the elite, the powerful, the decision makers - in government, in business and in civic society," he wrote.

"This is completely appropriate, for who else should take the blame?"

Lets see if he projects the problem back on the citizens...Let's see what happens.

"But populism is not policy, and we cannot let it drive another round of poor planning and bad leadership that will simply make our country's situation worse."

I knew the so called elites could not take the blame... You know populism always makes bad decisions with the economy, our monetary system, our infrastructure and just managing our tax money in general...Yes I knew Jamie could not take the blame..LOL.!!!!

QE4MeASAP 2 hours ago

So Dimon is giving the state of the union instead of Biden?

Budnacho 2 hours ago

Jamie Dimon....Friend of the Little Guy....

Tomsawyer2112 PREMIUM 11 hours ago

He doesn't believe a word of what he just said. But he knows that if he wants his bank to continue to be an extension of the government and curry favor then he needs to tow the line. I am sure he also has his eye on a future role as Fed Lead or US Treasurer but might be tough since he's not a diversity candidate.

oknow 2 hours ago

Someone turn off his mike, dont need your sorry *** confession

Just confiscate his wealth and make him do 9 to 5 jobs for the rest of his life.

ChromeRobot 9 hours ago remove link

This guy is a rarity in the banking industry. He's a billionaire. Running a bank I was often told in my early years in finance was foolproof. Everybody needs money and they have it. Hard to fk up. Somehow this "titan" has gamed it to do really well doing something incredibly easy. Positioning yourself to be a SIFI helps too! Too big to fail has it's perks.

a drink before the war 10 hours ago

What Jamie is really saying without saying it is " I get paid in stock options however since the pandemic JPM and other banks haven't been allowed to do stock buy back but come June we get back to the NORMAL and with the FED printing money and giving it to us we going to talk this stock WAY up no matter what because I got almost two years of stock options I gotta get paid for!"

lay_arrow 2
archipusz 10 hours ago

If you want to get to the top, you must speak the party line narrative.

The truth is something different altogether.

Eddie Haskell 10 hours ago

If you want to be a state-approved oligarch you've gotta suck the right dickie. Good job.

Detective Miller 38 minutes ago

"Jaimie Tells Bagholders To 'Buy Buy Buy!!!'"

Onthebeach6 38 minutes ago

The US is addicted to helicoptor money.

The world looks fine to an addict until the supply is cut off.

sbin 41 minutes ago

Jimmy going to lock himself in jail and forfeit his assets?

34k of jerkoff.

Nuk Soo Kow 2 hours ago

How magnanimous of Jamie to blame elitists and civic "leaders" for the structural problems in America. It was the banksters that pushed NAFTA and helped China engineer it's currency against the dollar, which led to massive outflows of productive capital. It was the banksters via the use of financial legerdemain who engineered the collapse in 2008 (not to mention every other banking panic and collapse prior to). It's high time to throw out this den of vipers once and for all.

Nature_Boy_Wooooo 2 hours ago

He lost me at.....

We need more cheap immigrant labor...... housing is unaffordable for many.

No **** moron!......you suppressed our wages and increased demand for housing.

PT 10 hours ago remove link

I always consult the fox when I want to know about the state of the hen house.

QuiteShocking 10 hours ago

Economic boom?? Is really just trying to get back to where we were previously before the pandemic hit with things opening back up etc... More people have been working from home so different spending patterns are developing.. but could change... Supply chain chaos makes it seem like shortages and inflation etc... It may only last through 2023?? but with Dems in charge this is not a given with their anti business slant??

same2u 11 hours ago

UBI for the rich= stock market...

Hope Copy 3 hours ago (Edited)

Jamie knows that the core of Crypto is at the CIA and that the pseudo Republic has far to much Fascist politics at the core .. There has been a competitive failure at most all levels of the government in recent times with a 'winner take all' at the cost of keeping competitive practices alive (not to mention kickbacks).. Of course China is laughing even though they have a history of cutting corners (and outright fraud) in every economic sector.

Mario Landavoz 20 minutes ago

Banker. That's all ya need to know.

Just a Little Froth in the Market 40 minutes ago

But the CEO was very candid about China...

"China's leaders believe America is in decline... The Chinese see an America that is losing ground in technology, infrastructure and education – a nation torn and crippled . . . and a country unable to coordinate government policies (fiscal, monetary, industrial, regulatory) in any coherent way to accomplish national goals

This is correct.

Joe A 55 minutes ago

He is just mocking and taking a piss at everybody. That America is such a mess is because of people like him with his scorched earth robber baron rogue capitalism. But there is a way to redeem yourselves. Just make all your assets available to the American people. And oh, blow your own brain out.

Abi Normal 3 hours ago remove link

What else is he supposed to say? As long as things don't go bad for Jamie it's cool.

OrazioGentile 3 hours ago

The Banksters, after years of mismanagement, borderline fraud, and endless bailouts now see that investments in unicorn startups, selling mindless BS to each other, and the quick buck lead to a burned out husk called America?!? Now?!? Let all of them live in the great paradise called the Cayman Islands that they helped build and see how far they get selling "capital instruments" to each other. The last 20 years have taught most Americans that hard work is meaningless to get ahead IMHO.

[Apr 07, 2021] Jamie Dimon: "This boom could easily run into 2023 because all the spending could extend well into 2023."

When did market cheerleading became the key responsibility of all key executives in major banks?
Apr 07, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Bay of Pigs 9 hours ago

Legs Dimon has always been a serial liar.

He's incapable of being honest.

One Moment Please 9 hours ago

My neighbors and I are not experiencing any of this 'economic boom' he speaks of.

Maybe we abide in some mysterious economic dead zone?

Mr..Lucky 10 hours ago

"Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau," Yale economist Irving Fisher.

[Apr 06, 2021] UBS Predicts 80,000 More Retail Stores Will Close In Five Years

Apr 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

archipusz 1 hour ago

Market surges on 80,000 retail outlet closings optimism.

[Apr 05, 2021] Joe Biden's American Grandstand by Lance Morrow

Notable quotes:
"... Do Mr. Biden and his people claim that the dogmatic and occasionally hysterical certitude of the woke is sufficient warrant to turn the country upside down? ..."
"... If the 2020 election meant anything, it confirmed the irreconcilable differences -- a standoff of the cobra and mongoose. The election certainly didn't give Mr. Biden marching orders from the American people to open the southern border to all comers, or to redesign the natural order of biology (in regard to gender identity and all the social arrangements that have flowed from the difference between the sexes since time immemorial), or to change the country in a hundred other ways, bundling it off on an expedition to the far left fringes of reality and grievance. What the new administration proposes may be less a transformation than a hijacking. Half the country doesn't want to be reinvented -- not on Mr. Biden's terms. ..."
"... He and his people have gone into business with a bogus, echo-chamber mandate: They manipulate a media illusion of unanimity, and presume to impose a moral narrative. The Bolsheviks, a tiny but ferociously focused minority, proceeded in this way in 1917. ..."
Apr 04, 2021 | www.wsj.com

While Trump was rejected by electorate (Biden got 7 million votes more -- mainly in costal states and large cities), Biden was elected only because of extention of mail-in voting and because he was not Trump. Now people regret their choice, while main-in voting "irregularities" deprive Biden administration of the legitimacy. Moreover due to Biden neocon foreign policy and pandering to woke Bolsheviks, many people have "post-election remorse," But in two-party system you can do nothing about it: the train already left the station.

Now the Biden administration, headed by a man a few years too old to be a boomer, entertains ambitions to take a great leap forward. But wait. Does a transformation require a mandate? By what mandate does the Biden administration undertake the work of irrevocably altering American society? Do Mr. Biden and his people claim that the dogmatic and occasionally hysterical certitude of the woke is sufficient warrant to turn the country upside down?

There was no mandate in the outcome of the last election. November 2020 merely confirmed that the U.S. remains split precisely down the middle, 50-50, as it has been for more than 20 years, since the deadlock of Al Gore and George W. Bush and the hanging chads of Florida. If the 2020 election meant anything, it confirmed the irreconcilable differences -- a standoff of the cobra and mongoose. The election certainly didn't give Mr. Biden marching orders from the American people to open the southern border to all comers, or to redesign the natural order of biology (in regard to gender identity and all the social arrangements that have flowed from the difference between the sexes since time immemorial), or to change the country in a hundred other ways, bundling it off on an expedition to the far left fringes of reality and grievance. What the new administration proposes may be less a transformation than a hijacking. Half the country doesn't want to be reinvented -- not on Mr. Biden's terms.

He and his people have gone into business with a bogus, echo-chamber mandate: They manipulate a media illusion of unanimity, and presume to impose a moral narrative. The Bolsheviks, a tiny but ferociously focused minority, proceeded in this way in 1917.

... ... ...

Mr. Morrow is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His latest book is "God and Mammon: Chronicles of American Money."

Peter Von Nessi Peter Von Nessi SUBSCRIBER 29 minutes ago "A man of his age -- fearing that he may amount to nothing more than the great Obama's onetime sidekick -- is apt to react to the surprise of waking up in the White House by pandering to the flashiest ideas of the young people and their hero Bernie Sanders. Mr. Biden can, for a moment, forestall death if he veers way left and makes his mark, however chaotically."

I think the author gives too much credit to Biden and not his handlers. After all Pinocchio was made of wood. When was the last time you saw a piece of wood think....about anything? SHOW MORE REPLIES N Neil Steinhoff SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago Joe did not know which state he was in, what office he was running for and said 150 million Americans have died of Covid Here is an update from Joe. "I have been in government for 180 years". "I wake up every morning, look at Jill, and say 'where the he- are we?'" on February 17, 2021. What could possibly go wrong? Greg Caldwell Greg Caldwell SUBSCRIBER 58 minutes ago (Edited) Mr. Ferrara: Many people voted for Joe's ideas because he claimed to be more of a centrist while he was running for office. I know of quite a few people who voted for Joe (1) because he wasn't Trump, and; (2) he claimed he would govern from the middle-left.

Those people are now saying they didn't vote for anything he has done to the jobs, to energy, nor do they buy his lies about Covid Relief (only 9% of over $1.9T actually went to Covid); the Infrastructure bill (of which only 7% actually has anything to do with our infrastructure); or, finally the repeated outright lies about the Georgian Voting Law. People who voted for him are paying attention and many are not happy.
Like thumb_up Reply Share link Report M Melissa Firestone SUBSCRIBER 49 minutes ago Vote counting continued on and on in pivotal states in 2020. That's why 2016 was so different than 2020. And in 2020, pivotal states were decided by less than 21,000 votes - WI, AZ, and GA. And PA and MI were more competitive than the polls showed going into election night. Votes continued to be counted days after the election and as we know in some cases weeks. That's why this wasn't a mandate for Biden. It was a rejection of Trump by the marginal voter - the ones who in tight elections determine outcomes. The same was true for Trump when he won - Hillary was so hated by so many voting blocks the Republicans could have run any of their potential nominees and would have won. G George Nesterenko SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago Claiming the WH, and both chambers of Congress is, in deed a mandate.

The only measure by which the election was 'close' was the electoral college. By the number of.. you know... actual people... there was no, and is no contest. That's is also, indeed, a mandate.

And as demographics shift, the mandate deepens. Which is why the GOP is so adamant against preventing a DC or Puerto Rico statehood. An unpopular, shrinking minority is desperately holding on to any iota of power. Not 'half the country', as Mr. Morrow repeats on several occasions.

A national rebirth is desperately needed. Although I doubt it will happen under Biden, we can at least get on our way.

[Apr 03, 2021] Sunlight Destroys COVID 8x Faster Than Scientists Believed

In 20 min or so. so spending 20 min in sunshine in openair equal to disinfection.
Apr 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

FreeSpeech1A PREMIUM 16 hours ago

When I see people masked up walking outside in the sun or driving, I know they are dumb. And most likely liberal.

[Apr 02, 2021] Vaccines advance one funeral at a time

Apr 02, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Apr 1 2021 21:20 utc | 44

Fnord13 #13
Norwegian #33

Have you ever heard the saying "Science advances one funeral at a time"?

Yes, it was Max Planck Science progresses funeral by funeral.

I like that saying. Perhaps it is equally applied as:

Pharmaceutical approvals advance one funeral at a time
Pharmaceutical consumption advances funeral by funeral

Raytheon advances funeral by funeral

Peace in Yemen advances funeral by funeral

Usastan advances funeral by funeral

enough! bleak moment.

[Apr 02, 2021] Neoliberal concept of freedom vs totalitarian concept of freedom

Apr 02, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Apr 1 2021 19:35 utc | 16

One thing which separates Russia and China from Western 'thinking' is that the People's Government in each country has rules in place to prevent Billionaires from buying/owning politicians.

William Gruff , Apr 1 2021 19:56 utc | 19

Hoarsewhisperer @16: "...each country has rules in place to prevent Billionaires from buying/owning politicians."

And denying billionaires the "freedom" to buy the system is what makes those countries "totalitarian" .

If you fail to translate from newspeak and forget to account for doublethink then the empire's behavior can get confusing.

[Apr 01, 2021] Vaccination doesn't cure chronic grifters.

Apr 01, 2021 | www.wsj.com

THOMAS QUICK SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago I doubt it. Vaccination doesn't cure chronic grifters. Like thumb_up 1 Reply Share link Report N N Z SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago "Medical science is making such remarkable progress that soon none of us will be well.'' ---Aldous Huxley

[Mar 31, 2021] The "Unvaccinated" as outcasts by C.J. Hopkins

Mar 31, 2021 | www.unz.com

So, the New Normals are discussing the Unvaccinated Question. What is to be done with us? No, not those who haven't been "vaccinated" yet. Us. The "Covidiots." The "Covid deniers." The "science deniers." The "reality deniers." Those who refuse to get "vaccinated," ever.

There is no place for us in New Normal society. The New Normals know this and so do we. To them, we are a suspicious, alien tribe of people. We do not share their ideological beliefs. We do not perform their loyalty rituals, or we do so only grudgingly, because they force us to do so. We traffic in arcane "conspiracy theories," like "pre-March-2020 science," "natural herd immunity," "population-adjusted death rates," "Sweden," "Florida," and other heresies.

They do not trust us. We are strangers among them. They suspect we feel superior to them. They believe we are conspiring against them, that we want to deceive them, confuse them, cheat them, pervert their culture, abuse their children, contaminate their precious bodily fluids, and perpetrate God knows what other horrors.

So they are discussing the need to segregate us, how to segregate us, when to segregate us, in order to protect society from us. In their eyes, we are no more than criminals , or, worse, a plague , an infestation. In the words of someone (I can't quite recall who), "getting rid of the Unvaccinated is not a question of ideology. It is a question of cleanliness," or something like that. (I'll have to hunt down and fact-check that quote. I might have taken it out of context.)

In Israel , Estonia , Denmark , Germany , the USA , and other New Normal countries, they have already begun the segregation process. In the UK , it's just a matter of time. The WEF, WHO, EU, and other transnational entities are helping to streamline the new segregation system, which, according to the WEF, " will need to be harmonized by a normative body, such as the WHO, to ensure that is ethical ."

Cowboy , says: March 29, 2021 at 4:26 pm GMT • 2.4 days ago

@follyofwar

Nice thoughts but the high priests of the new secular cult of scientism are playing a zero sum game. It's an either/or for them; slavery or scalp. The rituals of the cult reinforce the dogma. The continual washing of hands as an act of purification. The mask as an act of penance for your defiling breath. Forced solitude to keep you in front of the 24 hour Cult broadcasts on tv. Social distancing as a way to inculcate insular thinking. Any resistors to the new rituals will be brought to a tribunal of neo torquemadas. Perhaps a better way to be thinking of the resistance is in terms of knighthood.

Auntie Analogue , says: March 29, 2021 at 5:25 pm GMT • 2.3 days ago

A black market trade in forged been-vaccinated-passports should be expected to debut and thrive.

[Mar 31, 2021] Two questions about one fake news source

Mar 31, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

jiri , Mar 31 2021 23:24 utc | 36

Who reads the NYT?

Why?

[Mar 31, 2021] I will bring up a "human right" that rarely is discussed in the MSM

Mar 31, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

norecovery , Mar 31 2021 20:35 utc | 22

I will bring up a "human right" that rarely is discussed in the MSM: the right to relieve one's bladder & bowels when traveling in public places. In many cities in the U.S., there are NO public restrooms, not even in the railway stations and bus depots! Oh, sure -- all the airports have them because they cater to the well heeled.

Here in the two biggest California cities SF and LA, one has to find a restaurant (good luck during the pandemic) or supermarket or else a secluded spot. I live next to an alley where the homeless people frequently dump, and we the neighbors have to clean it up because the city won't bother.

The authorities claim that setting out Porta-potties can't be done because homeless addicts would use them. WTF -- those people would do drugs in their own place if they had one. But this isn't just an issue about homelessness, which is an enormous violation of human rights in itself, but more broadly one of DECENCY that barely exists in this society.

uncle tungsten , Mar 31 2021 21:22 utc | 26

norecovery #22

The authorities claim that setting out Porta-potties can't be done because homeless addicts would use them. WTF -- those people would do drugs in their own place if they had one. But this isn't just an issue about homelessness, which is an enormous violation of human rights in itself, but more broadly one of DECENCY that barely exists in this society.

CHOLERA is gonna get ya.

It is sad but what has happened to the USA through neoliberal economic rules based society is the abdication of memory and learning over centuries.

[Mar 30, 2021] You are not vaccinated, don't come near me!

Mar 30, 2021 | www.unz.com

Ilya G Poimandres , says: March 26, 2021 at 5:51 am GMT • 4.4 days ago

Some Ape: "you are not vaccinated, don't come near me!".

Me: "but you are, so you are immune from the virus – whaddayou care about me?!".

Ape: "this vaccine does not provide full immunity".

Me: "then it's not a vaccine, is it!".

Ape: "heretic!!!".

[Mar 30, 2021] The US army now teaches social media trolling

Notable quotes:
"... It is natural for bullshitters to think the world runs on bullshit. In a away, that capsulizes the entire problem that the US' establishment is having now. They have been relying on bullshit for so long that they think that's all there is. ..."
"... It is natural for bullshitters to think the world runs on bullshit. In a away, that capsulizes the entire problem that the US' establishment is having now. They have been relying on bullshit for so long that they think that's all there is. ..."
Mar 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Paul , Mar 24 2021 17:56 utc | 8

The US army now teaches social media trolling:

ssi_tunnicliffe-tatham_170421.pdf

Bemildred | Mar 24 2021 17:58 utc | 10

ockquote>

@ maahaa , Mar 24 2021 17:46 utc | 5:

“ I wish I could summon a strong argument against it, but I can find none.”

It is natural for bullshitters to think the world runs on bullshit. In a away, that capsulizes the entire problem that the US' establishment is having now. They have been relying on bullshit for so long that they think that's all there is.

The truth is we have no way to know what underlies our "reality", if anything. We don't have the tools, the senses, yet. At the limits everything dissolves into probability mush, or the lack of time for anything to get from there to here at the speed of light, or complexity we have no way to impose order on.

If they want to go live in the computer, I say good riddance.

@ maahaa | Mar 24 2021 17:46 utc | 5:

“ I wish I could summon a strong argument against it, but I can find none.”

It is natural for bullshitters to think the world runs on bullshit. In a away, that capsulizes the entire problem that the US' establishment is having now. They have been relying on bullshit for so long that they think that's all there is.

The truth is we have no way to know what underlies our "reality", if anything. We don't have the tools, the senses, yet. At the limits everything dissolves into probability mush, or the lack of time for anything to get from there to here at the speed of light, or complexity we have no way to impose order on.

If they want to go live in the computer, I say good riddance.

[Mar 30, 2021] I guess that promoting the "simulatin hypothesis" is one way for Musk to avoid the guilt over those people his coup in Bolivia killed

Notable quotes:
"... It is natural for bullshitters to think the world runs on bullshit. In a away, that capsulizes the entire problem that the US' establishment is having now. They have been relying on bullshit for so long that they think that's all there is. ..."
"... It is natural for bullshitters to think the world runs on bullshit. In a away, that capsulizes the entire problem that the US' establishment is having now. They have been relying on bullshit for so long that they think that's all there is. ..."
Mar 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

maahaa , Mar 24 2021 17:46 utc | 5

Through The Quantum Looking Glass or: Buckle your seatbelt Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye

"High-profile proponents of what's known as the "simulation hypothesis" include SpaceX chief Elon Musk, who recently expounded on the idea during an interview for a popular podcast.

"If you assume any rate of improvement at all, games will eventually be indistinguishable from reality," Musk said before concluding, "We're most likely in a simulation."

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees, giving "better than 50 -- 50 odds" that the simulation hypothesis is correct. " I wish I could summon a strong argument against it, but I can find none."

William Gruff , Mar 24 2021 17:53 utc | 7

maahaa @5

I guess that is one way for Musk to avoid the guilt over those people his coup in Bolivia killed. They didn't really die because it is all just make-believe; a simulation.

Bemildred | Mar 24 2021 17:58 utc | 10

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@ maahaa , Mar 24 2021 17:46 utc | 5:

“ I wish I could summon a strong argument against it, but I can find none.”

It is natural for bullshitters to think the world runs on bullshit. In a away, that capsulizes the entire problem that the US' establishment is having now. They have been relying on bullshit for so long that they think that's all there is.

The truth is we have no way to know what underlies our "reality", if anything. We don't have the tools, the senses, yet. At the limits everything dissolves into probability mush, or the lack of time for anything to get from there to here at the speed of light, or complexity we have no way to impose order on.

If they want to go live in the computer, I say good riddance.

@ maahaa | Mar 24 2021 17:46 utc | 5:

“ I wish I could summon a strong argument against it, but I can find none.”

It is natural for bullshitters to think the world runs on bullshit. In a away, that capsulizes the entire problem that the US' establishment is having now. They have been relying on bullshit for so long that they think that's all there is.

The truth is we have no way to know what underlies our "reality", if anything. We don't have the tools, the senses, yet. At the limits everything dissolves into probability mush, or the lack of time for anything to get from there to here at the speed of light, or complexity we have no way to impose order on.

If they want to go live in the computer, I say good riddance.

[Mar 30, 2021] Biden's press conference was a triumph. I kid you not. They will lie and lie and lie again about Biden's dementia, until the bitter end

Remember "Dear Leonid Illich?" The shadow of the USSR over the USA became more dense.
Mar 30, 2021 | www.unz.com

Know Your Enemy , says: March 26, 2021 at 1:56 pm GMT • 4.1 days ago

Anyone see Biden's press conference?

TKK , says: March 26, 2021 at 10:50 pm GMT • 3.7 days ago
@Know Your Enemy

This is worth a 5 minute watch:

Mulga Mumblebrain , says: March 27, 2021 at 10:22 pm GMT • 2.7 days ago
@Know Your Enemy

According to the Austfailian media, it was a triumph. I kid you not. They will lie and lie and lie again about Biden's dementia, until the bitter end, and at his stage, once the meds lose their effectiveness, the end can come quickly. Perhaps he'll rip off his nappy and fling faeces at the fawning presstitutes. Dream on. Or, as in the comedy, Bidet will mutter 'I'm going to the toilet. I mean, I'm going to the toilet NOW!'.

[Mar 30, 2021] Small but important difference between two most powerful intelligence agencies

Mar 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

ThorAss 6 hours ago

Q: What's the difference between the CIA and the FBI?

A: The CIA destroys countries outside of America, while the FBI destroys America itself.

[Mar 28, 2021] It is always helpful to remember that under neoliberalism in the words of Margaret Thatcher "There's No Such Thing as Society

Notable quotes:
"... House of Cards ..."
Mar 28, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

SouthSideGT , March 27, 2021 at 8:14 am

It is always helpful to remember the words of "Arthur Jensen": "You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today."

Lee , March 27, 2021 at 10:39 am

"You may have all the money, Raymond, but I've got the men with guns."

-- Frank Underwood in House of Cards

And in addition to having the most lethal weaponry, most currencies are issued by nation states.

[Mar 28, 2021] The problem with Biden outsmarting Rachel Madcow

Notable quotes:
"... Apparently Biden was either too senile or too inherently stupid to realize what gangrenous filth the subhuman Clintonite scum Stephanopoulis is, was and always will be. And put his stupid senile foot into Stephanopoulis's clever little bear trap. ..."
"... Pretty sure this was exactly the message Biden's people wanted to send, whether because they really think this sort of thing will "work" on the world stage or because they've gunned up the Russia nonsense so hyperbolically for so long that their domestic audience now demands it. ..."
Mar 28, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

drumlin woodchuckles , March 27, 2021 at 3:18 pm

Apparently Biden was either too senile or too inherently stupid to realize what gangrenous filth the subhuman Clintonite scum Stephanopoulis is, was and always will be. And put his stupid senile foot into Stephanopoulis's clever little bear trap.

Darthbobber , March 27, 2021 at 7:22 pm

Well, those are hardly trick questions or subtle ones. And Biden temporizes perfectly well when he wants to. He didn't want to. I'd be mildly surprised if he hadn't been told to expect these particular questions. Stephanopolous has form for lobbing cooperative softballs at the right sort of democrats.

Pretty sure this was exactly the message Biden's people wanted to send, whether because they really think this sort of thing will "work" on the world stage or because they've gunned up the Russia nonsense so hyperbolically for so long that their domestic audience now demands it.

drumlin woodchuckles , March 27, 2021 at 7:52 pm

If your interpretation of "what Stephie-poo was thinking" and what Biden was expecting are correct, then Biden is indeed the same sort of Clintonite filth that Stephanopoulous himself is.

And that would be very unfortunate. It means that Biden is just as war-risky with Russia as Clinton would have been. And yes, the massed millions of "Putin stole the election" Pink Kitty Kap Klintonites want, need and demand this sort of agitprop. They and their precious spokes-creeps like that anti-Russianitic MSNBC news show hostess whose name I absolutely cannot remember just now.

drumlin woodchuckles , March 27, 2021 at 10:32 pm

Ha! Rachel Maddow. It just came to me.

The Rev Kev , March 27, 2021 at 10:48 pm

And do you remember who her mentor was? Roger Aisles. Yeah, him. And after an extensive education, including a Rhodes scholarship, she sells her integrity out on her program for about $30,000 a day now-

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/05/roger-rachel-friendship-made-heaven.html

drumlin woodchuckles , March 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm

Maybe she never had any integrity to begin with. Maybe she was always and only about working the media rackets, just like her reciprocal one-schtik-phoney opposite number Tucker Carlson over at Fox.

Harry , March 27, 2021 at 11:41 pm

I would be surprised if Stephanopoulos wasnt asked to ask those questions.

[Mar 28, 2021] The "leader of the free world" has pledged to prevent China from becoming the "leading" nation on the planet. And to fulfill such an exceptional mission, his "expectation" is to run again for president in 2024. Not as a hologram.

Mar 28, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Let's start with comic relief: the "leader of the free world" has pledged to prevent China from becoming the "leading" nation on the planet. And to fulfill such an exceptional mission, his "expectation" is to run again for president in 2024. Not as a hologram. And fielding the same running mate.

Now that the "free world" has breathed a sigh of relief, let's return to serious matters – as in the contours of the Shocked and Awed 21st Century Geopolitics.

[Mar 28, 2021] You know the perpetrator is a Black male and not a White male when the headline is a gun all by itself murdered a Black man!

Mar 28, 2021 | www.unz.com

Luzzatto , says: March 25, 2021 at 9:33 pm GMT • 2.8 days ago

@Jack D

It goes back to The Democrat Run Mainstream Media's narrative that Black men can only be the poor helpless victims and NEVER the apex predators.

Which is why they only say that Black men are murdered by guns but NEVER that Black men are murdered by other Black men. The only time they do not blame the guns is in the much less common man bites dog White male on Black male murders.

You know the perpetrator is a Black male and not a White male when the headline is a gun all by itself murdered a Black man!

[Mar 28, 2021] If underfunded means you have to use old textbooks from the 1950s through the 1970s and have no tablets or computers on class, I d choose an underfunded school for a better education.

Notable quotes:
"... This whole process was intended to be for seriously delinquent kids/parents, but, you know bureaucracy – gotta check the boxes rather than just have a 30 second phone call "please email Mrs. ABC when your kids have been absent." ..."
Mar 28, 2021 | www.unz.com

Anon [220] Disclaimer , says: March 25, 2021 at 11:46 am GMT • 3.2 days ago

If underfunded means you have to use old textbooks from the 1950s through the 1970s and have no tablets or computers on class, I'd choose an underfunded school for a better education.

Achmed E. Newman , says: Website March 25, 2021 at 11:54 am GMT • 3.2 days ago
@Jonathan Mason on an attendance remediation plan. The first words out of my mouth were "so this is where my tax money goes."

It went on for 15 minutes, signing forms and shit. This whole process was intended to be for seriously delinquent kids/parents, but, you know bureaucracy – gotta check the boxes rather than just have a 30 second phone call "please email Mrs. ABC when your kids have been absent."

After that BS, we got another certified letter, so I went to the school. "I thought we had this thing settled. What do we have to do now?" "Oh, nah, we just sent one to everybody. It was easier that way. You're fine." How much do certified letters cost now, Jonathan? Oh, it's free though, right?

They've got plenty of money, all of them. Wait until the SHTF. Then we'll see some frugality and some legitimate complaints.

International Jew , says: March 25, 2021 at 2:09 pm GMT • 3.1 days ago
@Achmed E. Newman

California public schools get their funding according to the number of students present. So if your kid is a half hour late, you get an urgent call from the attendance office. Every kid is worth money to them. Maybe something like that is driving the overreaction you describe.

[Mar 28, 2021] Steve here had a good handle on the reasons for the big uptick in violent crime half a year ago, without even hitting the taxpayers up for a lot of grant money. It s just that his was not the answer that the Establishment was looking for. Try harder, Steve.

Mar 28, 2021 | www.unz.com

ic1000 , says: March 25, 2021 at 11:39 am GMT • 3.2 days ago

Atlantic reporter Derek Thompson writes,

"While others reach for easy solutions and simplistic slogans, [Princeton sociology professor Patrick] Sharkey embraces complexity and uncertainty. "

Sailer finally gets cited and linked by the Upper-Class Media!

Thompson to Sharkey: "I want you to help me understand the relationship between poverty and crime, as you see it."

In the context of the interview, that's a pretty funny line.

Achmed E. Newman , says: Website March 25, 2021 at 11:42 am GMT • 3.2 days ago

I can see why this is unfinished work, with lots more research required, requiring quite a bit more grant money. It's hard work getting around the simple truth. Steve here had a good handle on the reasons for the big uptick in violent crime half a year ago, without even hitting the taxpayers up for a lot of grant money. It's just that his was not the answer that the Establishment was looking for. Try harder, Steve.

[Mar 26, 2021] Goya and Sanctions: with some satirical nudity. Satire is a bellweather indicator of the sophistication and progress of a civilization. When satire and humor dies history teaches us so will that civilization. Sadly I don't expect this video to be allowed on US youtube.

Mar 26, 2021 | www.unz.com

John Hagan , says: Website March 25, 2021 at 6:58 am GMT • 1.6 days ago

I have written of the decline of the US likening it to a malignant tumour yet the recent gaffs with Russia and China make it likely the hospitalisation of the patient may be more urgent. Regarding sanctions and thier use on poor countries .

Goya and Sanctions: with some satirical nudity. Satire is a bellweather indicator of the sophistication and progress of a civilization. When satire and humor dies history teaches us so will that civilization. Sadly I don't expect this video to be allowed on US youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hv3QznNJt1A?feature=oembed

[Mar 26, 2021] Their freedoms vs. our freedoms

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Anonymous [149] Disclaimer says: March 25, 2021 at 2:36 pm GMT • 1.3 days ago 500 Words ↑ @profnasty

Not the OP, but I'll answer. American expat here. I spent years trying to get people to at least talk with me on issues. They just wanted to watch TV and eat fast food and let the plutocrats run things into the ground. So I left, 10 years ago, to seek meaning and adventure elsewhere. Haven't looked back.

I settled into a "third world anti-freedom authoritarian regime", where I enjoyed all the freedoms I hadn't realized I had not known in America, and built a life for myself. When I'd talk to people back home they'd tell me I was crazy for wanting to stay in an "authoritarian nation", and ask wasn't I afraid? They didn't understand why I didn't want to come back home. I haven't visited America in ages. I can no longer relate to America's Afro-centric, virus-mania culture. Turning on American MSM shows is like watching the news from Mars.

Would I leave the life I've created for myself to go back to the place I grew up and help save the people there if I thought there was enough of them willing to fight? Maybe, if I could do it without jeopardizing my family here. A part of me would like to.

But the sad reality is, the people in the United States do not want to be saved . They're comfortable . Half the people I talk to back there brag to me about the vaccine they got. I just talked to one who boasted how it "wasn't available to the masses yet" and she had to trick her way into getting an mRNA shot. 130 million doses have been administered in the US already, to a nation of 330 million. That doesn't seem like something "unavailable to the masses."

So, do I want to go back to the US, to stand there screaming at people on the street like some homeless bum as they line up to get their COVID shots, as armies of them march with #BlackLiveMatters signs, surrounded by police protection, as the idiots on the left scream about Russia and the idiots on the right scream about China, while nobody talks about the #1 foreign influencer of American public policy by far, because to mention its name is to have one's life destroyed? I have better things to do with the precious few years I get on this Earth.

When enough of the people wake up, when they are ready to be led, I may yet answer the call to leadership when that call seriously goes out, 15 or 20 or 25 years from now. But at the present moment, the American people are still so far from wanting anything other than football, fast food, and racial equality that it really is not a place I have any interest in being, nor one I have anything much to offer.

[Mar 24, 2021] 17 intelligence agencies, when we only need one

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roach clipper 43 minutes ago

17 intelligence agencies, when we only need one.

A_Huxley 1 minute ago (Edited)

Stasi.

A file on everyone, international and domestic.

Five_Black_Eyes_Intel_Agency 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

israel-firsters and the CIA love to milk their sugar daddy, meanwhile people are all choked up about the Left and Right charade

Weihan 59 minutes ago remove link

Great article from Greenwald! And remember: by "domestic terrorists" and "violent extremists," they're referring to anyone who still believes a country should have a recognizable and enforceable border.

[Mar 24, 2021] On Jerome Powell pronouncements

Mar 24, 2021 | www.wsj.com

P Paul Avila SUBSCRIBER 8 hours ago U.S. stocks edged higher Wednesday as investors awaited more testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

Good grief. Is there any way his subordinates could prevent that? Perhaps lock him in a supply closet until the market closes? Every time he opens his pie hole, I lose money. W Will Bee SUBSCRIBER 8 hours ago Actually I suspect we are waiting for all the FED and Treasury "people" to stop jawboning us so Markets can assimilate their irrelevance

[Mar 22, 2021] Locked-Down Americans Fatter-Than-Ever As Krispy Kreme Unveils 'Free-Donuts-For-The-Vaxxed' Promo

"Holy cow: 42% of Americans report undesired weight gain during Covid 19. The average weight gain is 29 lbs. And 41 lbs for Millennials! "
Individuals are limited to one donut, but the offer can be redeemed once per day. Meaning anybody who receives the COVID vaccine can swing by for a free glazed doughnut every day between now and the end of the year.
Mar 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

BTW " Bossche says that a mass vaccination campaign in the middle of a pandemic, with vaccines that don't prevent transmission , is disastrous at an individual -- and at a global -- level:" ... " " we are currently turning vaccinees into asymptomatic carriers shedding infectious variants ." We Are Going to Pay Huge Price for COVID Mass Vaccination - Principia Scientific

Let's hope Krispy Kreme is working on a vaccine for diabetes, because it's latest promotion isn't exactly a net-positive for the public welfare.

The donut-maker has announced that, starting Monday, anybody who presents proof of vaccination at any Krispy Kreme location can receive one free glazed donut per visit.

"Krispy Kreme is finding ways to be sweet as the U.S. continues to scale COVID-19 vaccinations. To show our support for those who choose to get vaccinated, starting Monday, 3/22, anyone who shows their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will receive a free Original Glazed® doughnut."

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Ideology in Practice 4 hours ago

If you get vaccinated over a free donut, you deserve everything you get.

Donut included.

StuffyourVAXX 5 hours ago

Today, show your vaxx card to get a free donut.

Tomorrow, show your vaxx card to buy basic groceries.

Next week, show your vaxx card to keep your kids from getting taken away from you, you @#$@ing super spreader.

reddpill 4 hours ago (Edited)

1939: "Work Sets You Free"
2019: "Vaccination Sets You Free"

East: "Social Credit Score Passports"
West: "Vaccination Passports"

Same agenda, different coat of paint.

Automatic Choke PREMIUM 5 hours ago

Average weight gain 29 lbs ???? 41 for millenials ????

WTF??? That isn't trivial, that is huge. This a far bigger health risk than the wuphlu !!!!

espirit 4 hours ago

Welcome to the Gates of Hell.

Have a free donut...

neocons on meathooks 4 hours ago

One of the reasons the new feudalism has such a bright future is that the serfs are allowed to feast like kings and queens on rich animal-based, fiberless and highly processed foods 21 times (or more) a week -- and they have the gout, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancers and medical bills to prove it. Once you're woke you'll understand the sexism of thinking obesity and sickness shouldn't be accepted. But exercise, weight loss programs and public education (a la smoking cessation) aren't nearly as profitable as injecting Bill Gates's poison into 7 billion customers and tracking and controlling human movement. Sorry to cause dissension but I just got my paycheck from Vlad.

Automatic Choke PREMIUM 5 hours ago

Lemme know when the Heart-Attack-Grill starts offering free quadruple-bacon-chili-burgers free for the jab.

Rockatanski 5 hours ago

as Mussolinil said, the fusing of goverenment and corporate give you full facism and that is what we are seeing now.

[Mar 22, 2021] It's a FOX World why does their stupidity bother me so much?

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Christian J. Chuba , Mar 21 2021 20:09 utc | 46

It's a FOX World why does their stupidity bother me so much?

They develop the talking point first and then alter the 'facts' to support it. How can a brain survive on such a diet?

FOX on the U.S. meeting w/China in Alaska re-visited the consensus from all of the dimwitted hosts is that it was a dark day for the U.S. because ...

1. China insulted us because Biden is weak.
2. China insulted us because the Democrats have torn down our country for 4yrs
3. China insulted us because the Democrats helped BLM burn down our country
4. China insulted us because the Democrats emboldened them ! ! !

There is actually a much, much, more straightforward explanation that never occurs to these dimbulbs, China insulted us because we insulted them for 10 minutes. We accused them of aggression, genocide, crushing democracy and being evildoers. Only a Neocon slaps someone in the face and expects them to smile back at you.

Seriously, these people are demented.

[Mar 21, 2021] Biden does seem to be keeping one promise he made from the campaign, namely that "nothing will fundamentally change"

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Kadath , Mar 21 2021 2:26 utc | 173

Biden does seem to be keeping one promise he made from the campaign, namely that "nothing will fundamentally change", he is basically continuing all of Trump's terrible foreign policies (Iran, China, Russia, Syria & Venezuela). In many ways he's being even more hawkish, issuing clownish threats to both Russia and China and even to the steadfast US vassal Germany over Nord Stream 2. One has to ask the question, just how much of Trumps foreign policy was his own. Afghanistan and Suria I think yes; Israel and Saudi Arabia maybe; China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and Germany; I think the interagency consensus (aka the "Deep State") is setting those policies and will push it into overdrive under the Biden/Harris Regime.

With Respect to Biden, I saw that Max Keiser is already comparing Joe Biden to Borris Yeltsin as a President who presided over the near breakup of the State and the rise of a economic oligarchy.

[Mar 21, 2021] "Biden slips while trying to 'walk and chew gum' at the same time"

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vk , Mar 19 2021 20:09 utc | 21

[Fun Moment] Decrepit emperor:

White House: Biden 'Just Fine' After Falling on Air Force One Stairs, No Medical Attention Required


Forrest Gimp , Mar 19 2021 21:50 utc | 44

"Biden slips while trying to 'walk and chew gum' at the same time"

Piotr Berman , Mar 20 2021 0:13 utc | 71

recently installed "president" who can't make it up a flight of stairs or give a press conference, who has the nuclear football following him around 24/.7. <- Posted by: Perimetr | Mar 19 2021 22:55 utc | 54

History of American presidency had worse falls as we are reminded by New York Post .

"President Biden's wince-inducing series of stumbles while boarding Air Force One on Friday calls to mind Gerald Ford's 1975 fall on the same stairs -- a minor tumble that forever tarred him as a clumsy oaf.

Chevy Chase pilloried Ford in a series of ruthless and hilarious "Saturday Night Live" skits -- even though the object of his ridicule was just 62 years old, and an ex-University of Michigan football star who avidly skied and golfed."

It was the very athletic ability of Gerald Ford that magnified his fall, all the way down. When Biden started cautiously and kept his hand on the rail at all times, Ford climbed "with a spring in his step", but, alas, he missed one step.

[Mar 21, 2021] On rule based World order

Mar 21, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

foolisholdman , Mar 20 2021 23:57 utc | 166

ak74 | Mar 19 2021 21:31 utc | 40

Indeed! One might, for the sake of brevity, ask: which rules the US is planning to obey?

Yeah, Right , Mar 21 2021 0:01 utc | 168

I'm slightly curious: if the USA insists that there is a "rules-based international order" then - by definition - there must exist a rule-book i.e. a compendium of those rules.

That is axiomatic, because how else would anyone know if they are a rule-breaker, or when they are in compliance with the rules.

Otherwise this isn't a "rules-based" system at all, it is merely a world based upon US dictates.

Has any reptile of the press ever asked a State Department flunky for a copy of "the rules"?

[Mar 21, 2021] Wouldn't it be nice if the CPC starts backing the CPUSA with the kinds of resources that the US backs their regime change operations through NED and USAID

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William Gruff , Mar 20 2021 21:57 utc | 150

Wouldn't it be nice if the CPC starts backing the CPUSA with the kinds of resources that the US backs their regime change operations through NED and USAID? That would be a game changer.

[Mar 21, 2021] Ha, but the weather is cold, the hotel is shoddy, and the Chinese delegate had to have instant noodle for lunch - that sounds like a very low budget "Hongmen Banquet" by the Americans. Maybe they are still waiting for their 1.9 trillion stimulus check?

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d dan , Mar 20 2021 2:12 utc | 86

I suspect Blinken/Sullivan/Biden need to show that they are "tough" to the Chinese in public because otherwise, they will be roasted by the 78 millions Trump supporters for being "weak" to China compared with Trump. Behind the close door, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi characterized the talks to be NOT "very tense." I believe Biden actually is quite keen to get some "achievements" from the Chinese side, probably not realistically in this meeting, but hopefully in the near future.

Ha, but the weather is cold, the hotel is shoddy, and the Chinese delegate had to have instant noodle for lunch - that sounds like a very low budget "Hongmen Banquet" by the Americans. Maybe they are still waiting for their 1.9 trillion stimulus check?

[Mar 19, 2021] Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Make MAD

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ak74 , Mar 18 2021 20:44 utc | 20

America summarized in one aphorism:

"Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Make MAD."

MAD also meaning Mutually Assured Destruction.

[Mar 19, 2021] I'm not a dog!

Mar 19, 2021 | www.rt.com

FrankNada
1 day ago

"You want people to get the vaccine? Give them a reward "

I'm not a dog!

I don't want the vaccine and no amount of psychological trickery is going to change my mind! Stick the "rewards" up your ...

[Mar 19, 2021] The model of a dummy in the spotlight and the multiple string pullers in the shadow is not a stable model.

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Kiza , Mar 19 2021 0:23 utc | 44

Is not that what we see now was always the true cost of "electing" (via cheating) the greatest crook of them all plus a dementia sufferer? Both POTUS and the vice are completely useless but highly manipulable. This why they were pushed forward and why the presidency was delivered into their lap. But the main problem with manipulable is the inconsistency of the manipulation usually due to the disagreement amongst the manipulators due to their differing interests. Simply, the model of a dummy in the spotlight and the multiple string pullers in the shadow is not a stable model. It is a model on the opposite extreme of the good leadership, which is stable as long as the leader lasts (cough, cough ... Putin).

Regarding all the doomsayers on US who Martyanov joined lately and unoriginally (concept sold long ago and much better by another Russian - Dimitry Orlov), they are not completely wrong but wrongish. Whenever I read of some crap in the US, I think - was this the way it was in the Chinese Empire, the seemingly endless corruption, depravity and complete and constant lying? But look at China now. If US does not manage to destroy the World during its decline, it will come back better and stronger. But one or two generations will suffer and many contemporaries will run away, as they are running away from the cities right now. As things get even worse they will start running away from the country en masse.

[Mar 15, 2021] The number of sane adult males is not insignificant in the USA

The problem with coronavirus vaccine is similar to the problem with flu vaccine: the virus mutates and it is unclear how effective the vaccination will be against the next dominant strain.
Mar 15, 2021 | www.unz.com

Did you know that "49 percent of GOP men say they won't get vaccinated"? It's true. According to a recent article in The Hill:

"Nearly half of U.S. men who identify as Republicans said they have no plans to get the coronavirus vaccine, according to a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll released Thursday. The study, which surveyed 1,227 U.S. adults from March 3 to March 8, found that approximately 30 percent of Americans overall said they do not plan on getting vaccinated.

The poll found a higher amount of opposition among Republicans, with 41 percent saying they would not get one of the three federally approved coronavirus vaccines and 49 percent of Republican men saying the same. Fifty percent of GOP men said they would get the vaccine or had already got it. One percent was unsure.

Comparatively, about 87 percent of Democrats included in the survey said they planned on getting the COVID-19 vaccine or had already received it ." (" 49 percent of GOP men say they won't get vaccinated: PBS poll" , The Hill)

Kumbaresu , says: March 14, 2021 at 6:48 pm GMT • 1.2 days ago

I believe that people who refuse to take the vaccine will be ridiculed, humiliated, scapegoated, deprived and isolated. Judging from the COVID 19 situation we are already living in fascist society where people are treated as the state property.

Once you you look at the vaccination statistics, it is clear that the psychopaths are winning. There is no escape from them. Sooner or later they will come for people like me. I am trying to prepare myself for a painful and slow death from starvation/disease/maltreatment in a detention/concentration/reeducation camp.

Wilrodx , says: March 14, 2021 at 7:13 pm GMT • 1.2 days ago

My hat is off to Mr. Whitney for an excellent article. And thank God for a real human being and American patriot as Gov. Kristi Noem. I thought there was no such thing in politics. This woman should be our president not the fake and false "woman of color" standing in the wings salivating. The media can't tell if she's African or from India. Does it matter that she was the least favored candidate in the primaries? Not to to demoncrats. All they do is pander to color and gender confusion. This should be an insult to any real person of color like me and it most definitely is. When are people going to realize that they are being exploited and manipulated? We are all citizens and those sincerely aspiring to be citizens. Not pawns in a politica chess game that no one wins but the politicians...

[Mar 15, 2021] Apparently Chuck Todd is a climatologist and virologist. He doesn't ASK Fauci if climate change will cause more pandemics - or how even soon that might happen - he simply states as fact that it will happen

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Jackrabbit , Mar 15 2021 15:39 utc | 18

Apparently Chuck Todd is a climatologist and virologist . He doesn't ASK Fauci if climate change will cause more pandemics - or how even soon that might happen - he simply states as fact that it will happen. For his part, Fauci largely avoids the issue, responding as generically as possible. LOL!

In this indirect way, Americans have now been put on notice: expect more pandemics and continuing restrictions in the not-too-distant future.

Who says our media aren't informative?!?!/sarc

Expert Chuck Todd fails to note that the world was long overdue a pandemic. Chuckie also fails to note that highly-paid health authorities - that planned for years for the next pandemic - failed miserably in protecting us. What health authority questioned Trump's early lies that SARS-COV-2 was no worse than the flu?

!!

[Mar 15, 2021] The number 1 priority for Biden admiistration is a highly misplaced priority

Of course Biden is senile, but from the speech it is clear that his clique is also far from being the sharpest knifes in the drawer.
The problem with coronavirus vaccine is similar to the problem with flu vaccine: the virus mutates and it is unclear how effective the vaccination will be against the next dominant strain.
Also it is unclear whether for people, say, over 70 the danger of vaccine outweighs the danger of the virus (especially if they live alone with no children in the household -- children usually bring new infection into the family). Half of Covid-19 deaths are over age 80 (median age of victims is 82). If you are over age 80 and live in a big city or in a family with children , you have elevated, probably a 1 in 6 chance of dying from Covid-19
And again big difference is whether you live in the large city like NYC or somewhere in the suburbs, say 70 miles from the nearest large city. People in the city are in much higher danger to get the infection.
Mar 15, 2021 | www.unz.com

"Trust the government", says Biden, and yet, in survey after survey, we see that trust in government is lower now than any time in our 245-year history. And, for good reason: the public health officials, the media, and their Democrat allies in the statehouses have consistently and deliberately misled the public on nearly every aspect of the pandemic...

Take a look:

"When I came into office you may recall I set a goal that many of you said was kind of way over the top. I said I intended to get 100 million shots in people's arms in my first 100 days in office . Tonight, I can say we're not only going to meet that goal, we're going to beat that goal. Because we're actually on track to reach this goal of 100 million shots in arms on my 60th day in office. No other country in the world has done this, none. And I want to talk about the next steps we're thinking about.

"Tonight, I'm announcing that I will direct all states, tribes, and territories to make all adults, people 18 and over, eligible to be vaccinated no later than May 1. Let me say that again. All adult Americans will be eligible to get a vaccine no later than May 1. That's much earlier than expected.

"And let me be clear. That doesn't mean everyone's going to have that shot immediately, but it means you'll be able to get in line beginning May 1. Every adult will be eligible to get their shot. And to do this, we're going to go from a million shots a day that I promised in December before I was sworn in, to maintaining, beating our current pace of 2 million shots a day, outpacing the rest of the world "

What does that mean?

It means the virus is on its last legs . It means there is enough immunity in the community that the rate of infection is falling like a stone . Viruses don't suddenly decide to pack their bags and leave town. No. They run out of susceptible hosts to infect. And the reason they run out of susceptible hosts to infect, is because more people have already had the infection and either survived or died. Either way, the pool of susceptible hosts has shrunk dramatically. This is a long way of saying that ' At present, there is no reason to get vaccinated.' There is no reason to inject an experimental and potentially-lethal substance into your bloodstream to counter an infection that is nearly kaput. Capisce?

Biden knows this, his speech writers know this, and the deep-pocket oligarchs who shoehorned his sorry a** into the White House by dumping truckloads of mail-in ballots at voting stations around the country in the wee-hours of the morning; they know it, too.

...

Of course, he knows it. He knows the whole thing is a fraud, but that won't stop him from doing what he's been doing for the last 50 years; carrying water for corporate honchos and billionaire busybodies who see vaccination as an essential steppingstone to their glorious new order. Biden is merely the face-man for this sinister project; a pallid, inconsequential cog that helps to move the machinery of tyranny forward. That's Biden in a nutshell. Here's more from the speech:

"I need you, the American people. I need you. I need every American to do their part. I need you to get vaccinated when it's your turn and when you can find an opportunity. And to help your family, your friends, your neighbors get vaccinated as well. Because here's the point.

"If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4, there's a good chance you, your families and friends, will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day."

Get it? In other words, either you get vaccinated or no 4th of July for you!

... Do these people have any idea how despicable they are? The government's job is to provide accurate, well-researched, empirical information on matters of public interest, like vaccines. The government has no right to employ private contractors to persuade, indoctrinate or brainwash the American people in order to promote the cynical and self-serving agenda of power-mad elites and money-grubbing corporations. That is a massive "overreach".

[Mar 14, 2021] Professor of Government Ethics helped cover up COVID nursing home deaths

Mar 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Last spring, the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered nursing homes to admit patients who had recently been treated for Covid-19.

This led to a spike in Covid deaths inside nursing homes, which are filled with elderly people in the highest risk category for serious Covid-19 cases.

When the State Health Department issued a report on the nursing home deaths, one of Cuomo's aides rewrote it to remove the total count of 9,250 deaths related to the policy.

The reasoning was that the death count outpaced New Jersey's -- with the second highest nursing home death rate in the county -- by almost 3,000.

The aide who rewrote the report with the intention to mislead the public worked as a Professor of Government Ethics at NYU's law school, before joining the Cuomo administration in "ethics and law enforcement matters."

There's government ethics for you.

Click here to read the full story.

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"The aide who rewrote the report with the intention to mislead the public worked as a Professor of Government Ethics at NYU's law school, before joining the Cuomo administration in "ethics and law enforcement matters."

I worked in medical ethics for a decade, so I'm not surprised. Especially since he did that work at a LAW SCHOOL . If we didn't already know it, the focus at law schools is on teaching students that it is their professional duty to argue for any point of view they are paid for. And it is the professional task of "ethics experts" to make the argument that the course of action preferred by their bosses or their institutions is the most "ethical" among alternatives. Never mind that it's generally the most profitable as well. Pointing out the actual moral destitution of the chosen acts is NOT conducive to a long career. Trust me on that one.

The short-cut through the verbiage is generally, if someone refers to "morality", they're actually talking about what's Right or Wrong. When they mention "ethics", however, they're discussing what you can get away with.

Cityzerosix 1 day ago

Ethics; underlying morality.

Ethical- relating to beliefs that are morally right or wrong

Morality; the quality of being right or honest

How right or wrong can you be?

[Mar 14, 2021] Mediocrity Is Now Mandatory by Andy Kessler

"From stimulus to school admissions, leaders act as if ease is the only worthy goal."
Feb 07, 2021 | www.wsj.com
4 weeks ago I was just watching an NBA game and thought it would be so much more enjoyable if there was more diversity on the court. Maybe they could lower the baskets so more whites and Asians could play in the league.

[Mar 14, 2021] Plans. What plans?

Mar 14, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

William Gruff , Mar 13 2021 21:11 utc | 28

Trump: "I want our kids out of Syria."

Deep State Operator: "I'll have the staff start drawing up plans for that."

Trump: "I want them out NOW!"

Deep State Operator: "Ah... that's complicated. We can't just leave right away and leave all of our stuff there."

Trump: "OK, then make those plans! Tell me why these plans were not prepared yet? You knew that I wanted the troops home. That was one of my campaign promises."

Deep State Operator: "But you never asked us!"

[six months pass]

Trump: "So, how about those plans?"

Deep State Operator: "What plans?"

Trump: "The ones about withdrawing from Syria that I ordered you to have ready."

Deep State Operator: "Oh, those plans. We have our best people working on them. I'll find out their status and get back to you."

[three months later]

Trump: "The plans!"

Deep State Operator: "What plans?"

Trump: "Do you have brain damage or something? The ones about withdrawing from Syria! You said you would look into their status and get back to me!"

Deep State Operator: "We're doing the best that we can! There have been some complications, but we'll have them straightened out soon!"

[three more months pass]

Trump: "The plans."

Deep State Operator: "What plans?"

Trump: "To get out of Syria."

Deep State Operator: "Oh, those plans! You never filled out the necessary paperwork. We cannot proceed without the orders in writing. You have to be specific about what you mean by wanting the troops out. Which parts of Syria do you want them out of and which troops do you want the operation to apply to? Like I said before, this is really complicated."

[incredulous look from Trump]

[six months later]

Trump: "The plans."

Deep State Operator: "What plans?"

Trump: "To get out of Syria."

Deep State Operator: "Oh, those plans! You wouldn't believe this but a dog ate the orders that you gave us. We couldn't tell which troops to get out of where, so the plans have been developing rather slowly."

Trump: "You are right. I don't believe you. You're fired!"

Deep State Operator: "You can't fire me! I am a civil servant!"

Trump: "I can't? OK then, you're promoted to cleaning toilets at McMurdo Station. Bye."

[six months later]

Trump: "Those plan? Or do you want to join your predecessor at McMurdo Station?"

New Deep State Operator: "You ask too much! It takes time to learn the intricacies of this interdepartmental work! I've just started!"

[six months later]

Trump: "Plans!"

Deep State Operator: "Can I go to McMurdo Station?"

[and so on]

[after deep state/business elites frauded election]

Deep State Operator: "Welcome Mr President, and can I say how please I am at your victory?"

Biden: "You can say whatever the hell you want, whoever the hell you are."

Deep State Operator: "I am your Deep State interdepartmental facilitator and liaison."

Biden: "Ah, good. They want me to ask you to get the troops back in Syria."

Deep State Operator: "Right away sir. The plans are already prepared and troops will begin moving before the end of the hour."

Everyone knows the Deep State works this way. Infinite resistance against what the Deep State doesn't want and immediate action on what the Deep State desires.

[Mar 14, 2021] Disposable People by Sandwichman

Mar 04, 2021 | angrybearblog.com

Disposable people are indispensable. Who else would fight the wars? Who would preach? Who would short derivatives? Who would go to court and argue both sides? Who would legislate? Who would sell red hots at the old ball game?

For too long disposable people have been misrepresented as destitute, homeless, unemployed, or at best precariously employed. True, the destitute, the homeless, the unemployed and the precarious are indeed treated as disposable but most disposable people pursue respectable professions, wear fashionable clothes, reside in nice houses, and keep up with the Jones.

Disposable people are defined by what they do not produce. They do not grow food. They do not build shelters. They do not make clothes. They also do not make the tractors used to grow food, the tools to build shelters or the equipment to make clothes.

Although disposable people do not produce necessities what they do is not unnecessary. It is simply that the services they provide are not spontaneously demanded as soon as one acquires a bit of additional income. One is unlikely, however, to engage the services or purchase the goods produced by disposable people unless one is in possession of disposable income. Disposable income is the basis of disposable people. Conversely, disposable people are the foundation of disposable income.

[Mar 12, 2021] H.R.1 (the "For the People" Act) Legitimizes Institutionalizes Ballot Marking Devices

Mar 12, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Tom Stone , , March 9, 2021 at 9:15 pm

Describing HR1 as "Fixing" the election process is a rare example of truth in advertising by our congresscritters.

[Mar 12, 2021] Always the first, the USA can claim having the f irst reanimated POTUS

Mar 12, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Piotr Berman , Mar 12 2021 14:41 utc | 16

I was joking about Biden being reanimated, but judging from campaign videos etc. he has troubles with longer answers to questions, looses track and temper and prattles, and he react badly to some trigger words. That said, like Trump, he cannot be an attentive boss, so whoever made that leak, clearance from the top was not necessary...

[Mar 10, 2021] What if Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epresin were Russians

Mar 10, 2021 | www.unz.com

?


Jon Halpenny , says: March 9, 2021 at 8:33 am GMT • 1.1 days ago

Just imagine how differently the Epstein story would be covered by the media if Epstein and Maxwell were ethnic Russians, and if Maxwell's father had received a State funeral in Russia.

Mustapha Mond , says: March 9, 2021 at 11:55 am GMT • 1.0 days ago
@Stan d Mute

"Isn't the germane question today, "Who has the film archive?" "

Netflix.

Insouciant , says: March 9, 2021 at 1:50 pm GMT • 22.2 hours ago

Maxwell's jacket --
Did Hillary clean out Qaddafi's closet, pick out all the Venimus Vidimus Mortuus labels and give them to her & Bill's friends?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlz3-OzcExI

[Mar 09, 2021] Repeasting State Department talking point the New York Times continues to disinform tts readers

When it comes to US foreign policy - the facts are fixed around the policy
Mar 09, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
Bemildred , Mar 9 2021 17:25 utc | 4

What I notice is the State Dept. continues to hold absolute faith in the efficacy of bullshit.

[Mar 09, 2021] Biden condition simply means that someone else is currently enjoying the highest form of power: power without responsibility.

Mar 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

Lem , says: March 5, 2021 at 7:15 am GMT • 3.9 days ago

@Macumazahn

They look at our senile "President" and laugh

Not really. They know the President's condition merely means someone else is currently enjoying the highest form of power: power without responsibility.

They probably know who that is, even if we don't.

[Mar 09, 2021] Boomerang of sanctions may return and hit Google and Apple in the butt: The China hawks may be poking the wrong bear.

Mar 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

" Huawei's Harmony OS Extends to All Devices in 2021 in Bid for Tech Self-Sufficiency Amid US Trade War."

This is interesting. Tech commentators have pointed out, correctly but without too much insight, that Huawei will have a hard time selling phones with Harmony outside of China because Trump cut the company off from using the Android operating system's app store. Google." Huawei is now preloading Harmony on all of its product, making it independent of Google.

Now we have. Huawei May Allow Chinese Smartphone Firms to Use Harmony OS to Counter Trump Trade Bans,

This means that all of China's phone companies are independent of Android, at least in China, as, if threatened by the US, they just switch to Harmony. It also means that China, should it choose, could ban Android in Chinas as Trump banned Huawei in the US, and perhaps ban iOS also, thus losing the entire Chinese market for Google and Apple. Forcing a large, resourceful country to build competing products might charitably be called preternaturally stupid.

Which brings us to the new Cold War, which is exactly what Trump II is engaged in. The Beltway China hawks want to cripple China's tech industry by denying it advanced semiconductor technology, chiefly from America's vassal states of Holland, Taiwan, and South Korea. Will this work? I dunno. But there is a clear pattern in China's response. A sort of techy example, that sensible readers can skip.

There is a company in Wuhan, YMTC, Yangtze Memory Technology Company, that has developed an advanced 192-layer dual-wafer NAND ("flash") chip using Chinese technology. Flash memory is used in huge quantities in everything from smartphones to French fries (well, maybe not French fries.) There is some doubt as to whether the company will be able to produce in volume, but it is building a second fab line, so it must think it can.

If it does, American companies, notably Micron, will lose the (very large) Chinese market for flash. Then the Chinese, nothing if not commercial, will probably flood the world market with discount flash.

This tech-wide lunge for self-sufficiency, if Washington does not succeed in crushing it, will close the Chinese market progressively for American firms. Well, who needs 1.4 billion customers? The China hawks may be poking the wrong bear.


Macumazahn , says: March 4, 2021 at 8:14 pm GMT • 4.4 days ago

@bossel

Whether based on "stolen" technology or not, these things exist in China and they do not exist in America.

restless94110 , says: March 4, 2021 at 9:46 pm GMT • 4.3 days ago

The most important thing Fred wrote in an overall great piece:

Education. China finds its brightest students with a grueling entrance exam. America dumbs down elite high schools because they don't have enough unqualified minorities. Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia has already been enstupidated, and the NYC schools are on the block. The purpose of schools is to admit students who can't do the work.

Godfree Roberts , says: Website March 4, 2021 at 10:36 pm GMT • 4.3 days ago

Huawei's AppGallery has attracted over 530 million active monthly users, and 384 billion installs in 2020–an 83% increase YoY. There are 2.3 million registered developers working on mobile applications for AppGallery, up 77% over 2019.

Tibet, yes, that Tibet, has broader, faster 5G coverage than the San Francisco Bay Area.

Euripidoze , says: March 4, 2021 at 10:41 pm GMT • 4.2 days ago
@bossel

So they "steal " everything? They outperform Anglo students in the USA at every grade level. Is that all due to thievery as well?

Euripidoze , says: March 4, 2021 at 10:45 pm GMT • 4.2 days ago
@Uncle Al

Sure. Biden has been in office 5 weeks, and that's why China is ahead of us on all of these technologies. Maybe Marjorie Green can get us all caught up.

Patricus , says: March 5, 2021 at 4:13 am GMT • 4.0 days ago

Congratulation to the Chinese for the economic advances of recent decades. Not all their advances are brilliant.

Take Maglev trains. That is an extraordinary expensive technology for moving a few score people per car. Trains make sense for moving heavy loads long distances. Loads of coal, petroleum, cattle, lumber and manufactured goods are natural cargoes. It is a waste of resources to move human passengers in the massive trains. To engineer trains to travel at 300 or 500 mph is a fool's errand. Might as well attach lasers to ox carts. Trains are 19th century technology and still useful for limited purposes. If you want to ship people at hundreds of mph use aircraft. The only profitable passenger trains were a few of the trolleys early in the 20th century.

Fusion reactors: it is said to be the next big thing. Funny, it has had that status since the 1950s. I hope some practical application is developed by someone.

Hydrogen fuel: it is a wonderful clean burning fuel. Minor problem: where does the hydrogen come from? Answer: natural gas is the cheapest source but why not save a lot of expenses and just burn natural gas? Methane fuel cells are possible although perhaps not practical. There is a endless supply in water but the separation by electrolysis requires more energy input than the energy yielded when hydrogen is burned.

Solar panels: a great source of electricity when reliable electric power isn't desired. If Chinese rely on solar for 32% of their electricity they will face an imminent energy crisis. A coal burning plant has to be running hot 24 hours per day in case there are clouds. And there is no solar at night.

The clever Chinese do a lot of the dumb things Americans do. They imitate stupid things as well as practical technologies. I do not doubt the Chinese will make unique contributions eventually.

[Mar 09, 2021] The question of priorities

Mar 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

Miles of high-speed rail in the US: 0.

Miles of maglev rail in US: 0.

Likelihood of either any time soon: 0.

Cost of new B21 intercontinental nuclear bomber: $550 million. Each.

[Mar 08, 2021] All that's really missing are the german sheppards.

Mar 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Sizzurp PREMIUM 6 hours ago (Edited)

We have a criminal regime in power now, a junta, complete with troops and barbed wire. Laws don't apply to them because all 3 branches are corrupt. The press is a near total failure, and has simply become Pravda on steroids.

Gimmie My Stimmy 5 hours ago

Actually, razor wire. All that's really missing are the german sheppards.

ThorAss 6 hours ago

...the media and the alphabet [agencies] are all owned by the same people. Guess what, it's a big club ......

44magnum 6 hours ago (Edited)

it's a big tribe....

[Mar 08, 2021] Change we can believe in

Mar 08, 2021 | www.marketwatch.com

Shoe shop chain Shoe Zone replaces Peter Foot with Terry Boot as finance director. It's not a joke.

[Mar 08, 2021] Tesla down 31%? Not a problem I will use the dividends to offset my losses. Oh wait!

Mar 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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bentaxle 54 minutes ago

Tesla down 31%? Not a problem I will use the dividends to offset my losses. Oh wait!

BigJJ 13 minutes ago

I've never understood how Tesla could possibly make money given all the infrastructure they had to install just to sell shoddily thrown together rusty cars that are useless when the grid crashes.

Sound of the Suburbs 41 minutes ago (Edited)

...What was the ponzi scheme of inflated asset prices that collapsed in 2008?

El Hosel 1 hour ago (Edited)

Clearly "It's different this time", now that everybody knows "stocks only go up"...

[Mar 06, 2021] With main-in voting not only Califonia but every state can have powerful female politicians smart enough to marry investment bankers.

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

goldhoarder , Mar 5 2021 15:59 utc | 96

All the democrats have to do is inact standard mail in voting as a federal law. They will never have to worry about losing another election. Who is going to stop them? It has done wonders for California. They have it down to an art form. Every state will have a Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi. Mindless ramblings about the glories of democracy. Fairness and equality for all types! But especially powerful politicians smart enough to marry investment bankers.

[Mar 06, 2021] I dragged out my old DVD of a mid-1980s British comedy called "Whoops Apocalypse", about the events leading up to nuclear Armageddon. Hilarious, despite the grim plot.

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Yeah, Right , Mar 5 2021 10:59 utc | 88

Just as a pointless aside, I dragged out my old DVD of a mid-1980s British comedy called "Whoops Apocalypse", about the events leading up to nuclear Armageddon. Hilarious, despite the grim plot.

The US President is a man way out of his depth (obviously Ronald Raygun), while the British PM is clinically insane.

So far, so normal...

But it was the depiction of the Soviet leadership that is most striking: apparatchiks so interchangeable that when the Soviet Premier has a heart attack while meeting the US Ambassador they simply drag the body out and wheel in a replacement as if it were the most natural thing in the world.

But look at the world now: the recent Presidential election was between two men of pensionable age, with the "winner" showing definite the signs of dementia. While over in the Kremlin there is a man who - whatever faults he may have - is definitely not an apparatchik and certainly is not sclerotic.

Difficult to come by, but if you ever get the chance then do yourself a favor and watch the show. It is a work of absolute genius from start to finish.

[Mar 06, 2021] History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second as a farce

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Castellio , Mar 5 2021 2:37 utc | 65

tungsten @33

Biden front of camera (and barely managing that) with Chief of Staff Klain running the show.

Reminds me of Obama front of camera (managing that extremely well) with Rahm Emmanuel running the show, ensuring the interests of those who put Obama where he was.

Rahm left the position after two years to run for Mayor of Chicago, following Richard M Daley, who's brother, William, took over the role of White House Chief of Staff (after Rouse was interim for several months), also to ensure the interests of those who put Obama where he was.

Why do people lose sight of Obama's political origins?

[Mar 06, 2021] Biden just beat Trump; why could't he, or his stuffed corpse, do it again?

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Ma Laoshi , Mar 4 2021 23:43 utc | 47

"This will likely cost them their House majority in 2022"
So what? Yes every congresscritter greatly cares about his own seat, but for the Dem Party it only leads to embarrassment. "It was politically unfeasible", "Those evil Repubs made us do it"--that's when Dems are in their element; Obama also ditched the overall majorities he rode in on as soon as he could. The Dems need to look relevant, and to have a little something to block Republican plans they don't care for, and all is good. And '24... who knows; one way or another, Biden just beat Trump; why could't he, or his stuffed corpse, do it again?

Anyway, the real arbiters here are the donors. And they like their pendulum swings, lest their puppets get too uppity, and because one-party rule would be too ... overt. This is what gloomy Repubs fail to understand these days.


"Neither the European U.S. allies, nor the Asian ones, have any interest in following the U.S. into a confrontation with China."
Beg your pardon? Both the Canadian and Dutch parliaments have just lobbed genocide accusations against China. Now that Bad Man Trump is gone, they're desperate to show their servility. Fundamentally, this is who they are.

[Mar 06, 2021] In the UK they have a government run by a buffoon surrounded by lightweights

Mar 06, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

DJG, Reality Czar , March 6, 2021 at 11:53 am

This post is an excellent diagnosis of the Anglo-American malady.

Quoting PlutoniumKun: "So in the UK they have a government run by a buffoon surrounded by lightweights, that has made an appalling mess of Covid, screwed up Brexit, has destroyed the UK's standing internationally, and has driven the country into an unnecessary steep recession. But is still incredibly popular."

In the U S of A, the Monoparty, Aqua Wing plus Mauve Wing, have driven the country into declining life expectancy, a constant petty low-level civil war, greater and greater income / wealth inequality, and visible decline–streets falling in, broken sidewalks, tatty post offices no longer maintained, and so on.

Yet there is no indication that the Monoparty can be broken up. Meanwhile, minimum wage is maintained at an obscene level, the government quibbles over unemployment benefits (let alone the manipulated unemployment rate), and the stimulus is a guaranteed shambles. Large numbers of Americans have a sense that the whole shebang is "rigged," yet being American, they want to fall into racial panic rather than breaking down the system of oppression.

And Joe Manchin, oh-so-conveniently, is president of this mess.

DJG, Reality Czar , March 6, 2021 at 11:56 am

Re: U.S. international standing

It doesn't take much to understand that the Iranian government has some eighty years of reasons for not wanting to deal with the U.S. government. Justifiable reasons. Yet the U.S. is still deluded enough to think that it is the center of Empire. Talk about lightweights–the U.S. foreign policy establishment and the "intelligence communit" have produced one disaster after another, with impunity.

Dick Swenson , March 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm

As a resident of Joe Manchin's country, it is pleasing to see that the discussion of the idiocy of what is happening politically in the US and that the discussion of MMT are finally being presented in a rational way.

The opening of this entire blog hit it on the head – money is not an issue for a sovereign monetary country. The EU could adopt the MMT point-of -view, whereas the individal countries making up the EU cannot. There is only one party in the US, the party of those who have enough money to buy the politicians.

With the above admitted, NC can now retire; there is nothing more to discuss except how do we get rid of these problems with the governments in power?

[Mar 06, 2021] Better for the oligarchs to go with the guy who confessed to grabbing women by the short and curleys than to throw your lot in with morons and where you had to share 'control' with the hacker universe:

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Mar 4 2021 23:41 utc | 46

...Hillary failed. She was organised by self confident, privileged, idiotic fools, example: Podesta use 'password' as his password for his most confidential emailer. The hackers had both Hillary and Podesta by the short and curleys: they were extreme risk.

The likelihood of the entire Clinton home server contents being in the possession of more than two contending nations is quite high IMO. Add the Debbie Wasseman Shultz hacking debacle and you get a 'trust and confidence' deficit. Trump had none of that baggage.

Better for the oligarchs to go with the guy who confessed to grabbing women by the short and curleys than to throw your lot in with morons and where you had to share 'control' with the hacker universe:

Trump was elected by the democracy that the USA fears to amend. Live with it.

[Mar 06, 2021] DJT was supposed to be thrown under the bus more than four years ago. From that perspective it was the 2016 election that was stolen... by the electorate.

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

William Gruff , Mar 4 2021 21:39 utc | 31

vetinLA @29

DJT was supposed to be thrown under the bus more than four years ago. From that perspective it was the 2016 election that was stolen... by the electorate. That wasn't supposed to happen which is why the establishment totally lost their shi... uh, cool.

[Mar 06, 2021] Biden is the most fitting US President in modern history.

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

I know nothing , Mar 4 2021 21:35 utc | 30

Biden is the most fitting US President in modern history. He is a fantastic representation of the political system that has metastasized around the institutions of government. He's almost redundant, that's not intended as an insult.

An empty husk has its political uses and as simple continuation device for the forever war's he should do fine.

It looks almost certain that it's a question of when not if the cognitive wheels will grind to a halt. Despite his grim determination to remember his lines you're left wondering if the effort is even worth it. If the systems barely functioning meat suit simply drooled over the lecturn at his next engagement what would be the substantive difference for the US, it's people and policies.

Trump was nothing more than entertaining distraction but cucked almost every decision he had to make and was dealt with easily by the systemic, vested interests groups mitigating the slightest correction, the smallest bit of change. Biden is a real life deepfake, an illusion, just like the bona fides of the American political system claiming to represent the people.

The vested interests will continue to gorge themselves on wealth and power while Biden gazes vaccously into the nearest camera.

[Mar 06, 2021] If fencing around Capitol is a sign of "New Brave post-Trump World" junta, then the question of how long will remain is important

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

arby , Mar 5 2021 19:11 utc | 32

A one minute video about the Capitol Hill barricades. The last person asked about his thoughts shows exactly how good the propaganda machine works.

Apparently this is not who we are.

How long will fencing remain up at the U.S. Capitol?

oldhippie , Mar 5 2021 21:35 utc | 39

Henry VI, part 2, Act 4, Scene 2

How many repeat performances with known end would be required and how many acts to conceal the crime, er, tort, before a lawyer stands up and says that pile of dead bodies was put there by a perp?

How many dead bodies before a journalist decides there is a story?

How many times will public be fooled before wising up? Well, that one I know the answer.

[Mar 06, 2021] Fun Fact: "Donors" rhymes with "Owners" and means the same thing...

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Mar 4 2021 21:26 utc | 27

Former Vice President Joe Biden assured rich donors at a ritzy New York fundraiser that "nothing would fundamentally change" if he is elected.

One may safely assume that his rich donors are the same parasites whom Bush II addressed as "The Haves and the Have Mores" with a sly giggle.

Fun Fact: "Donors" rhymes with "Owners" and means the same thing...

[Mar 06, 2021] Dumbest Insurrection Theater -- Stunt-Of-The-Week

Mar 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Speaker Pelosi eagerly cancelled voting Thursday because of the bogus threat. This freed up Representative Al Green, a Democrat from the Houston area, to undertake a stunt of surpassing stupidity that was taken with deadpan seriousness by much of the media. The DC insider publication, The Hill , bought into the stunt:

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) is sending a message to QAnon and right-wing extremist threats by sitting on the Capitol steps on Thursday, the date authorities warned militia groups were potentially planning another breach of the building.

"I want to make a statement to let people know, those who would threaten those of us who cherish this freedom that we have here that we refuse to allow those threats to negate our freedom," he told The Hill.

Green himself touted his bravery:

... The only problem is that Rep. Green was sitting behind a large protective cordon, including National Guard troops and fencing, facing no danger, even if the phony insurrection reports had been true.

Tucker Carlson called them out in his introductory segment Friday. It's worth watching here .

https://www.youtube.com/embed/A-gCi0Y97eg 73,066 189 NEV

[Mar 06, 2021] Tulsi Gabbard Calls Out The US Dirty War On Syria

Mar 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

onemorething 1 hour ago remove link

She should avoid private aircraft.

Come to think of it, I'd prefer she not be a fellow passenger on any commercial flight I take.

[Mar 06, 2021] US announces sanctions on top Ukrainian oligarch Zelensky ally Kolomoisky for 'undermining democratic processes' in country

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Mar 6 2021 0:11 utc | 57

"US announces sanctions on top Ukrainian oligarch & Zelensky ally Kolomoisky for ' undermining democratic processes ' in country." [My Emphasis] Here .

Okay, so when will the Democratic National Committee and its Republican counterpart be sanctioned for doing the same within the USA?

[Mar 06, 2021] Demonization works both ways :-)

Mar 06, 2021 | www.the-sun.com

Trump fans clash with Antifa & BLM supporters after unfurling huge flag of Pelosi as a demon outside NYC's Trump Tower

TRUMP fans clashed with Antifa and BLM supporters while carrying a massive flag depicting Nancy Pelosi as a demon during a march on Friday.

The MAGA supporters marched along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan towards Trump Tower with all sorts of pro-Trump flags waving.

Trump supports marched in Manhattan on Friday 8
Trump supports marched in Manhattan on Friday Credit: Alamy Live News
The MAGA fans unveiled a large flag depicting Nancy Pelosi as some sort of demon 8
The MAGA fans unveiled a large flag depicting Nancy Pelosi as some sort of demon Credit: Getty Images - Getty

One of those flags, unfurled right in front of the former president's namesake tower, featured House Speaker Pelosi fashioned as some sort of demon.

[Mar 06, 2021] The art of cover up

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

librul , Mar 5 2021 15:33 utc | 3

Now comes the cover up...

AP: Biden did answer questions from House Democrats at virtual event

https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-afs:Content:9988483554


CLAIM: The White House cut President Joe Biden's feed at a virtual event with top House Democrats because they did not have confidence in him answering questions.

AP'S ASSESSMENT: False. Biden did take questions after his introductory remarks at the House Democratic Caucus Virtual Issues Conference on Wednesday but the event was closed to the press after the initial comments, so the video feed was cut.

THE FACTS: Posts online are suggesting that the video proves that the White House is limiting the president's talking time.

karlof1 , Mar 4 2021 19:34 utc | 7

This would be a revelation if it went viral:

"'Man Has No Idea What He's Doing': Biden Says He's 'Happy to Take Question' But WH Cuts Feed."

"' I'd be happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do , Nance,' Biden said. ' Whatever you want me to do .'" [My Emphasis]

I've refrained from calling Biden a walking corpse or otherwise making fun of his dementia because I cared for my mom during her losing battle with Alzheimer's, and it's extremely tragic and not at all funny. But given this evidence and the fact that his minders cut him off, it ought to be very clear that Biden is in no way in control of his administration or even of himself. So, there's absolutely no way that he ordered the missile strike on the Iraqi troops, or is making any other policy decisions. The voting public can rightfully say it was defrauded.

[Mar 06, 2021] The decline of the West can be measured by the level of constant BS.

Mar 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

jayc , Mar 5 2021 19:03 utc | 31

...it started with Teresa May alleging a "chemical weapons attack" on European soil (re: the Skripals) and now has morphed into an alleged active Russian Chemical Weapons/WMD program requiring sanctions and public outrage (re: Navalny).

The decline of the West can be measured by the level of constant BS.

[Mar 06, 2021] Value investor John Rogers sees an end to Big Tech's stock market dominance

Mar 06, 2021 | finance.yahoo.com

Michael Mackenzie and James Fontanella-Khan in New York Fri, March 5, 2021, 7:00 PM

The veteran value investor John Rogers predicted the US is headed for a repeat of the "roaring twenties" a century ago that will finally encourage investors to dump tech stocks in favour of companies more sensitive to the economy. The founder of Ariel Investments told the Financial Times in an interview that value investing "dinosaurs" like him stood to win as higher economic growth and rising interest rates took the air out of some of the hottest stocks of recent years. The US central bank is "overly optimistic that they can keep inflation under control", he said, and higher bond market interest rates would reduce the value of future earnings for highly popular growth stocks such as tech companies and for the kinds of speculative companies coming to market in initial public offerings or via deals with Spacs.

[Mar 05, 2021] 75% Of All Jobs Added In February Were Waiters And Bartenders

So much about re-industrialization
Mar 05, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
BY TYLER DURDEN FRIDAY, MAR 05, 2021 - 9:56

Call it payback for the December restaurant shutdowns.

It took a few minutes after the BLS reported the impressive February jobs report, which showed a whopping 379K total jobs added in February (and 465K private payrolls, or more than double the 195K expected), for traders to read between the lines and realize that there was much less than meets the eye in the latest jobs report.

To wit: of the 379K jobs, a whopping 355K, or 93%, were in leisure and hospitality, and within this category the one and only sector that truly boomed the most under the Obama admin was on top: employees food service and drinking places, i.e. waiter and bartenders, accounted for a massive 286K jobs, or 75% of the total job gains in February. Call it payback for the December collapse in restaurant workers when nearly 400K jobs were lost amid the latest round of restaurant shutdowns.

[Mar 04, 2021] Maybe Biden isn't much better, but it can't be good for the US when the same description is perfectly valid for both rivals for power.

Mar 04, 2021 | www.unz.com

Peter Akuleyev , says: March 3, 2021 at 9:08 am GMT • 1.7 days ago

@Trinity

Honest Joe is old, weak, frail, incompetent, corrupt, traitorous to his own people, and some say maybe even a little bit sexually perverted.

You meant to say Donald Trump. Maybe Biden isn't much better, but it can't be good for the US when the same description is perfectly valid for both rivals for power.

antibeast , says: March 3, 2021 at 12:52 pm GMT • 1.5 days ago
@foolisholdman

¡Viva el Presidente Trump!
¡Viva los Trumpistas del Mar-a-Lago!
¡Viva la República Banana de América!

annamaria , says: March 3, 2021 at 3:36 pm GMT • 1.4 days ago
@Peter Akuleyev

"but it can't be good for the US when the same description is perfectly valid for both rivals for power."

-- It is

[Mar 03, 2021] America descends into virtual night by Israel Shamir

JANUARY 26, 2021
Mar 03, 2021 | www.unz.com

At 78, after a prolonged illness and without recovering consciousness, Joe Biden succumbed to the Presidency. The last hopes of the last QAnon believers vanished like smoke in the night, with Biden assuming the mighty US throne. This is truly a dark day for America and for the world, as the US example will be followed by many. It is also a farewell to the real world we were brought up in. The new world is virtual, like most of the inauguration. It is virtual and dark, ruled by digital companies fronted by old and tired politicians.

The creepy voice of Biden, the voice of a dirty old man offering sweets to a nine-year-old, delivered some platitudes.

... ... ...

The Biden regime is just a front for the power of Big Data, of the five giants that removed Trump and installed Biden in the White House. We shall see soon whether the power-thirsty politicians will be satisfied with fronting for real power...

Whenever Trump complained that it is open to fraud, Bezos' Washington Post screeched, 'President Trump has peddled false claims or imaginary threats about voting by mail'. Three days after Trump's removal, Amazon (owned by the very same Bezos) rejected mail-in voting for its unionising employees as the mail-in vote is notoriously unreliable. "We believe that the best approach to a valid, fair and successful election is one that is conducted manually, in-person, making it easy to verify", said Amazon. The mail-in vote for the Presidency was a must because of the pandemic, but there is no outbreak when Amazon employees try to join a trade union.

Likewise, the looting of BLM was 'largely peaceful', but selfie snapping in the Capitol was a work of 'internal terrorists'. The victors are so dishonest, that I feel pity for Trump – and for all of us.

[Mar 03, 2021] Lysenkoism on the march in the USA: How a guy who never graduated from the college and definitely not that great in climate science can write an book about this problem: the answer -- he is rich

Mar 03, 2021 | www.unz.com

Freezing Texas should commission a monument: Greta Thunberg and Bill Gates save the Texans from global warming by turning them into icicles. So much for global warming, the reddest herring ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico!

Even the direction of the climate drift is not certain. The Warmers (like Greta) say our planet is warming up because of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by mankind. Many experts say the planet is actually enters the new Ice Age due to diminished solar activity ( here ), connecting it to Maunder Minimum or Gleissberg Minimum. In Israel, a popular expert Chaim Noll says the real problem is desertification, while CO2 is good for plants and prevents semi-arid areas turning into desert. Still others say the changes are perfectly normal; we have been through such changes before.

LINK BOOKMARK We really do not know for sure what's going on and whether we can or should do anything about it. And now, at the time of the great freeze, Bill Gates has temerity to publish his Warmer's Manifesto, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates.

The book was heavily promoted, and got fawning reviews, though it is as silly as any of these books. Gates wants us to stop travelling (unless you can afford a private jet, of the kind Gates has invested in), stop eating meat (worms should be good enough for the hoi polloi, or synthetic meat produced by the same Gates, for cows fart, and farting is warming the planet). Knowing his and his ilk's ability to mobilise the media, I wouldn't be amazed if he succeeds in convincing the West. And any disaster in meat-producing Texas would be grist to Gates' mill.

Besides being silly, this guy knows too much! In 2015, Gates gave a "prescient warning about the threat of a pandemic", says a reviewer . To what extent was it "prescient" if in the same 2015, Gates patented a coronavirus quite similar to the one that attacked mankind in 2020? Perhaps he is prescient "for the same reason that arsonists have the earliest knowledge of future fires", as Ron Unz remarked .

Rational , says: February 21, 2021 at 3:54 am GMT • 10.6 days ago

GLOBAL WARMING HOAX EXPOSED.

Bill Gates never went to college, so I doubt he knows the carbon cycle. He thinks he can talk nonsense because he is rich, and the nonsense will then make sense.

There is no global warming, but global cooling, as there was snow even in Israel:

https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/2/18/in-pictures-jerusalem-turns-white-after-rare-snowfall

[Mar 03, 2021] The words "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" come irresistibly to mind during the second Trump impeachment

Notable quotes:
"... Congress needs to establish an investigative body like the 9/11 Commission to determine Trump's ties to Putin so we can repair the damage to our national security and prevent a puppet from occupying the presidency ever again. ..."
Mar 03, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Originally from: QAnon for Democrats? Hillary Clinton & Nancy Pelosi suggest Putin ORDERED Trump to launch Capitol siege in unhinged interview

Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton - 22:38 UTC · Jan 18, 2021

@SpeakerPelosi and I agree:

Congress needs to establish an investigative body like the 9/11 Commission to determine Trump's ties to Putin so we can repair the damage to our national security and prevent a puppet from occupying the presidency ever again.

[Mar 03, 2021] Those pesky Russians are up to their old tricks again

Jan 22, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Steven Augustine Jan 21, 2021 10:16 PM

With hand on book– I solemnly do swear to continue Neo Liberalism, to enrich my family, and the off shore banks accounts of those who surround me.

A-Men "I think the Chinese put Biden in power, or was it the Russians, or perhaps North Korea, maybe Iran, Syria maybe. Kuala Lumpur perhaps "or a YouTube video that looks like

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Slm5bvO-_5I?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

[Mar 03, 2021] Freezing Texas should commission a monument: Greta Thunberg and Bill Gates save the Texans from global warming by turning them into icicles. So much for global warming, the reddest herring ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico!

Mar 03, 2021 | www.unz.com

Freezing Texas should commission a monument: Greta Thunberg and Bill Gates save the Texans from global warming by turning them into icicles. So much for global warming, the reddest herring ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico!

The Texans have got the real New Green Deal, very expensive and uncertain. The deal is "Freeze and pay through your nose!" The green alternative pure cheap and plentiful energy is the stuff the dreams of AOC are made of. It is not likely to work out. Wind and sea are wonderful but hardly a reliable source of energy for heating in sub-zero temperatures.

[Mar 03, 2021] 4 Arrested In Texas On 150 Counts Of Voter Fraud

Mar 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

rocknrollinhoneybadger 15 minutes ago

In an age where voting is a joke I am going to advertise that my vote is for sale. I mean it amounts to the same thing when politicians promise free money.

REDinFL 2 minutes ago

Sorry, too late. Votes have no market value now that they can be manufactured.

[Mar 03, 2021] Ten percent for the big guy

Notable quotes:
"... $1.9 Trillions comes out to about $6000 per person. But a family of four gets $1400. Where is the other $22,600? Check Chuck and Nancy's pockets. ..."
Feb 27, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

cankles' server 1 hour ago

$1.9 Trillions comes out to about $6000 per person. But a family of four gets $1400. Where is the other $22,600? Check Chuck and Nancy's pockets.

10% for the big guy.

[Mar 03, 2021] Shadow of Konstantin Chernenko over the USA

Notable quotes:
"... Joe Biden is just a puppet, so let this old guy alone, his last years of life as POTUS are a gift for his marvelous (*sarcasm) political career of almost half a century, where he accomplished almost nothing, but some corrupted money grabs, together with his junkie-son ..."
Jan 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Klaus Smith 3 hours ago

Joe Biden is just a puppet, so let this old guy alone, his last years of life as POTUS are a gift for his marvelous (*sarcasm) political career of almost half a century, where he accomplished almost nothing, but some corrupted money grabs, together with his junkie-son 9.5 inch-Hunter.

Those behind him are the true leaders and they will instruct and push him hard to do what is needed and help with both hands (and legs and teleprompters and earpieces) so that creepy Joe goes the "right way" as they want him to go.

They already made him president, while hiding in his basement, so they know how it works.

All this is just a big hoax, a farce and laughable if it weren't tragic for the American people.

[Feb 27, 2021] The Oil Industry Is Ready To Fight President Biden In Court

Feb 27, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

duffolonious , February 27, 2021 at 9:22 am

This certainly shows how little the oil industry gives to the Dems...

[Feb 27, 2021] Old style western "wanted" posters what they're getting back is to be trolled. Prigozhin, the so called Putin's Chef is trolling the FBI claiming a 250K reward for information on himself, he provided them with his personal address, Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment Number 7, St. Petersburg RF. He is waiting for them there, to cash his quarter million

Feb 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Paco , Feb 27 2021 12:24 utc | 44

The empire tricks are being called out, with their obsession to sanction and old style western "wanted" posters what they're getting back is to be trolled. Prigozhin, the so called Putin's Chef is trolling the FBI claiming a 250K reward for information on himself, he provided them with his personal address, Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment Number 7, St. Petersburg RF. He is waiting for them there, to cash his quarter million. Old western movies are kind of old.

[Feb 27, 2021] Double bombing

Feb 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

rgl , Feb 26 2021 15:39 utc | 8

Biden bombs Syria, and allows congress to quash $15 minimum wage. No $2000.00 covid aid for hungry yanks. Y'all happy you got rid of Orange Man Bad? Dementia Joe would look after you, right? Good luck with that.

[Feb 26, 2021] On Biden strikes in Syria and other neocon adventures of his administration: Every President manages to make his predecessor look good.

Feb 26, 2021 | www.unz.com

Colin Wright , says: Website February 26, 2021 at 8:30 am GMT • 18.1 hours ago

Every President manages to make his predecessor look good.

I was morbidly curious to see who would replace Trump. It's going to be a challenge to be worse than Biden, though.

[Feb 26, 2021] America Is Back!-- Biden Is 3rd Successive President To Bomb Syria - Estimated 22 Killed - ZeroHedge

Feb 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Message is clear: the Democrat & neocon hawks are back for unfinished business with Assad and sovereign Syria ...

[Feb 25, 2021] Not the Onion--- socially distanced High school students at band practice at Wenatchee, Washington state

Feb 25, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

gm , Feb 25 2021 16:35 utc | 109

Not the Onion--- socially distanced High school students at band practice at Wenatchee, Washington state

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/peak-covidiocracy

[Feb 25, 2021] What eludes me about Russian cyber actors is that they are simultaneously demostrate utter stupid and utter genius. We are told that the Solar Winds attack was an absolutely super duper act of pure hacking genius. But on the other hand Russian hackers cannot hide a twitter bot's point of origin

Feb 25, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Erelis , Feb 25 2021 0:14 utc | 52

What eludes me about Russian cyber actors is their utter stupidity and their utter genius. We are told that the Solar Winds attack was an absolutely super duper act of pure hacking genius. But on the other hand Russian hackers cannot hide a twitter bot's point of origin. According to The Intercept, Mueller was able to indict Russian hackers because one of them forgot to sign into their VPN account. Go figure.

I suspect that any tweet which "takes the Kremlin line" is assumed to be tied to Russians regardless of its point of origin. Otherwise, Twitter would have to have the resources of the CIA to identify a multitude of cyber actors to back track them.

[Feb 25, 2021] The interesting aspect of the Twitter ban on Trump is that it tends to reinforce the theory that POTUS is just a Token Figurehead with Zero Power

Feb 25, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Feb 24 2021 19:31 utc | 25

The interesting aspect of the Twitter ban on Trump is that it tends to reinforce the theory that POTUS is just a Token Figurehead with Zero Power. It was an extraordinarily myopic act for The Swamp to approve.

Patroklos , Feb 24 2021 19:44 utc | 28

Narrative control has always been part of the grift. But one can always cultivate a critical mind, read widely, understand history and try to think carefully about how ideology works. I'm a fan of Zizek's film 'Pervert's Guide to Ideology' because it points out that 'propaganda' is never disseminated from a central point by diabolical puppet-masters. Ideology is dispersed and decentralised, and radiates from all points. It is embodied, and in a way this makes it even more sinister, because it cannot be countered by rationality and argument. But we can try to understand it in its complexity, and there are plenty of excellent thinkers who have done so to fall back on: Marx, Nietzsche, Althusser, Foucault, Baudrillard, Zizek, not to mention all of the Frankfurt School and their successors.

But it also is astonishingly naive to expect narrative to align with a truth imagined to lie outside narrative. Truth is an effect of narrative combined with authority. The early Greeks grasped this in their genealogy of the Muse: she is the daughter of Zeus (sovereign power) and Mnemosyne (memory). We just happen to live in a world where all narrative forms are indeterminate: nothing is true, everything could be true... This is an effect of narrative form not an intrinsic problem of content.

[Feb 24, 2021] Texas electricity troubles and local bureaucracy

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

librul , Feb 21 2021 17:35 utc | 12

@Posted by: b | Feb 21 2021 16:53 utc | 8

I am reminded of a quote from the always essential guide to bureaucracy:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


"But the plans were on display "
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well, the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice, didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard."

Dogon Priest , Feb 21 2021 19:04 utc | 25

Pure comedy.
BTW I'm Pepsi
Video: After Texas Power Grid Disaster Jen Psaki Was Asked Why Biden Signed Executive Order Giving China Access To U.S. Power Grid - The WH Press Secretary Has No Answer
https://conservativeus.com/video-jen-psaki-asked-why-biden-signed-executive-order-giving-china-access-to-u-s-power-grid-the-wh-press-secretary-has-no-answer/

Piotr Berman , Feb 21 2021 19:53 utc | 41

Free market rampage in Texas:

His Lights Stayed on During Texas' Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

Posted by: vk | Feb 21 2021 15:17 utc | 3

There are wise people in Texas and not so wise. A not so wise person uses electric heating and lighting during an ice storm, and his local utility frantically bids for available power (I guess it is done by a computer program). Win! As a reward, for an hour both home and office is warm and lit for an hour, using few kilowatts that cost 1000 each. Later the country plunges in darkness, like the neighboring country that lost the bidding and thus was cold and dark for an extra hour.

A wise person shuts everything and flies to Cancun. Plenty of warmth and light down there, and much much cheaper! But as I was commenting before, the public frowns upon clever politicians -- Senator Cruz in in a bit of hot water. To recover, he will need to blab for at least a year and hide his intelligence completely.


oldhippie , Feb 21 2021 20:08 utc | 45

When deregulated electricity came to my municipality it was in guise of green renewable energy. The local Greens put two years of heavy work into that referendum. Anyone with common sense or a particle of skepticism knew that in this case green was a stalking horse for deregulation. Deregulation would not have passed muster here. But the Greens got it through. They are majority Ph.D. So they have no common sense at all.

Day after referendum the sales force descended. Within a week the Greens no longer existed. If you slammed door in salesman's face they called you on the phone. For five years I got at least two phone calls a day and at times it was hourly.

Twice I was slammed. Slammed means suddenly you have a new electric provider. A bill arrives in the mail from someone you have never heard of and it is hard to know if it is even real, but it probably is. To get unslammed the remedy is infinite phone calls and hours on hold day after day. Or you can hire an attorney. Or you can make a trip and appear in person at your congressman's service office. I would rather never be within a kilometer of the slime that represents me in Congress but there are times you have to compromise your principles.

Have to mention that any and all who failed to display sufficient enthusiasm for green renewable energy were dragged through the mud. We were called reactionaries, dinosaurs, Libertarians, Republicans. It goes without saying we were baby killers. This was heated and public and impossible to evade.

So no, it is not their own fault.

Patroklos , Feb 21 2021 22:13 utc | 63

b@8 (and vk passim)

The tendency of liberalism to deny the consequences of society stems from its myth of the 'individual'. Liberalism imagines a world of rational subjects each making decisions in a sovereign way (Thatcher's 'there is no such thing as society'). This allows capitalism to erect a moral framework that represents the consequences of an economy as the consequences of personal decisions. In this way, success (wealth) is 'reward' and failure (poverty) is punishment. It's what Max Weber called 'secular Protestantism'. The working classes participate in this evaluative ideology (Gramsci); it is the source of their self-loathing and the reason they always vote against their own best interests. They all believe their lack of means is a consequence of their lack of intelligence, work ethic, failure of entrepreneurial spirit, etc etc. Here is Marx's own critique of the way liberalism washes its hands of the effects of capitalism:

"The... theory... which is also expressed as a law of nature, that population grows faster than the means of subsistence, is the more welcome to the bourgeois as it silences his conscience, makes hard-heartedness into a moral duty and the consequences of society into the consequences of nature, and finally gives him the opportunity to watch the destruction of the proletariat by starvation as calmly as any other natural event without bestirring himself, and, on the other hand, to regard the misery of the proletariat as its own fault and to punish it. To be sure, the proletarian can restrain his natural instinct by reason, and so, by moral supervision, halt the law of nature in its injurious course of development." - Karl Marx, Wages, December 1847

While it may be superficially true that our poor Texan could have cunningly evaded copping the wholesale price the fact remains that he is -- as all Texans are -- a victim of a system structurally designed to extract exorbitant rents from his need for power. A socialist system would not see him as a battery hen to be skimmed or as an atomized individual who should 'sink or swim' (in the words of that local mayor) but would seek to prevent power, food, water, air, housing, education, health, etc etc from being hijacked and sequestered by vested interests accessible only by outrageous fees. Socialism would outlaw rent-seeking, which is the theft of meaningful life by carpetbaggers and their corrupt partners in government.

psychohistorian , Feb 22 2021 4:50 utc | 99

Below is a link to a Reuters posting about political movement in the quest for "sharing responsibility" for the spike in energy cost in Texas

Texas utilities can't stick customers with huge bills after storm: Abbott

If humanity could have reasonable conversations about risk management/sharing we wouldn't have to BS our way through these sort of events.

[Feb 24, 2021] The No Change President

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

After a month as president Joe Biden has already broken several major campaign promises.

There will be:

[Feb 24, 2021] Severity of COVID vs the severity of the neoliberal elite reaction to it: which is more dangerous?

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Norwegian , Feb 21 2021 19:27 utc | 32

@gm | Feb 21 2021 18:14 utc | 21

Someone here predicted confidently one year ago in Feb 2020 that Covid-19 was nothing serious to get excited/worried about iirc.

And it was correct. What we need to worry about is severe and entirely different from the pretext that is currently forced upon us.

[Feb 24, 2021] Dead people voting put an almost dead person into office

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

gm , Feb 23 2021 9:33 utc | 204

Satire: Dead people voting put an almost dead person into office:

https://youtu.be/mis7vXs0SpA (4 min)


gm , Feb 23 2021 10:23 utc | 205

Painful to watch, from yesterday speech at WH:

Creepy almost Dead President Biden commemorates the 500K+ Dead Covid People [who probably ALL voted for him, several times, by mail in the Nov 2020 election].

https://www.c-span.org/video/?509219-1/president-biden-delivers-remarks-us-coronavirus-death-toll-passes-500000# (~12 min)

[Watch for the part in his speech where he hilariously flubs "millstones" for "milestones".]

William Gruff , Feb 23 2021 12:44 utc | 206

gm @204

Painful indeed! I can see why the Mockingbird mass media is trying to steer people to read the speech rather than watch it. I suppose they are proud of the script but underwhelmed by the delivery. They don't want to waste a whole week's worth of work by the speechwriting committee simply because the undead talking head didn't get enough amphetamines to appear life-like.

gm , Feb 23 2021 16:34 utc | 225

Re: "I can see why the Mockingbird mass media is trying to steer people to read the speech rather than watch it..."

-William Gruff | Feb 23 2021 12:44 utc | 206

I think you are probably correct there. I looked around for other videos of that speech with better audio/volume quality for listening on smartphones, w/o success...the Controllers must be jiggling the crappy sound on purpose so that the fewest people will actually listen all the way through to what the [almost] Dead President is muttering.

I think you are right about being pumped up with stimulants or something too. Biden's eyes used to be blue-green, but nowadays they are always so dilated when he's in public, that they look black/dark brown. He[his Caregivers] hide them behind sunglasses when he/They can during sunny days and outside appearances.

[Feb 24, 2021] In order to govern, one needs, after all, to have a precise plan for a certain, at least somewhat decent, length of time. Allow me to ask you, then, how can man govern, if he is not only deprived of the opportunity of making a plan for at least some ridiculously short period--well, say, a thousand years, but cannot even vouch for his own tomorrow?

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

juliania , Feb 23 2021 6:41 utc | 193

Paco, was your series you first mentioned an adaptation of the novel I am reading? I was puzzled by your mention that 'Bulgakov was a physician' -- the author of 'The Master and Margarita was not, so not to confuse James any further than I have - and James, just to clarify, the quotation I gave is not from the novel. Here's a bit, and I'll include psychohistorian in this conversation as well:

"But here is a question that is troubling me: if there is no God, then, one may ask,who governs human life and, in general, the whole order of things on earth?"

"Man governs it himself," Homeless angrily hastened to reply to this admittedly none-too-clear question.

"Pardon me," the stranger responded gently, "but in order to govern, one needs, after all, to have a precise plan for a certain, at least somewhat decent, length of time. Allow me to ask you, then, how can man govern, if he is not only deprived of the opportunity of making a plan for at least some ridiculously short period--well, say, a thousand years, but cannot even vouch for his own tomorrow?

And in fact," and here the stranger turned to Berlioz, "imagine that you, for instance, start governing, giving orders to others and yourself, generally, so to speak, acquire a taste for it, and suddenly you get ... hem ... hem ... lung cancer ..." - here the foreigner smiled sweetly, as if the though of lung cancer gave him pleasure - "yes, cancer" - narrowing his eyes like a cat, he repeated the sonorous word - "and all your governing is over!..."

psychohistorian , Feb 23 2021 7:03 utc | 195

@ juliania | Feb 23 2021 6:41 utc | 192 who quoted
"
"Man governs it himself," Homeless angrily hastened to reply to this admittedly none-too-clear question.
"
You write of only two options, man or man's creation in language of the concept and instantiation of a deity

I have always been drawn to the Lao Tze description of the latter: "The way that can be named is not the real way."

I studied science early on in my life and when I learned that humans only know some things about this stuff we call matter that makes up only 5% of the Cosmos, I marveled at the anthropological hubris of humans. I think we are capable of evolving beyond this self-centered view of our place in the Cosmos and being motivated by the awe of our ignorance rather than the lies of our myths.

[Feb 21, 2021] Those Russians might have some good missiles - but do they have solar powered tanks?

Feb 21, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

irf520 , 13 February 2021 at 06:32 PM


Those Russians might have some good missiles - but do they have solar powered tanks?

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/europe/nato-chief-suggests-battle-tanks-with-solar-panels-as-militaries-go-green-1.1160313

Don't want to be emitting too much CO2 while blowing things up.

[Feb 21, 2021] Corona virus kills two in meth lab explosion

Feb 21, 2021 | www.unz.com

Schuetze , says: February 13, 2021 at 7:41 am GMT • 7.8 days ago

@Ron Unz t of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times as proof of anything is a sign of Baby Boomer Dementia Syndrome (BBDS).

@Ron Unz: Do you still subscribe to these newspapers and read them in their paper form? If so, then likely you are a BBDS victim as well. One of its symptoms is wasting hours every morning and evening reading unadulterated CIA propaganda and thinking that you have read "the news". Its sister syndrome is GXDS (Gen-X Dementia Syndrome) where you rely on CNN for your "news".

[Feb 21, 2021] The pandemic guru (a female one) who declared that, after a sufficiently widespread vaccination of the serfs, ' we would achieve herd mentality'. Dr. Freud, where art thou?

Feb 21, 2021 | www.unz.com

Mulga Mumblebrain , says: February 12, 2021 at 8:49 pm GMT • 8.2 days ago

@Badger Down

Or the pandemic guru (a female one) who declared that, after a sufficiently widespread vaccination of the serfs, ' we would achieve herd mentality'. Dr. Freud, where art thou?

[Feb 21, 2021] Trump is an 'empty suit' and a coward. But he's MY 'empty suit' and coward.

Feb 21, 2021 | www.unz.com

profnasty , says: February 15, 2021 at 10:21 pm GMT • 4.3 days ago

Trump is an 'empty suit' and a coward.
But he's MY 'empty suit' and coward.

[Feb 21, 2021] Trump might be a horrible President but he was great "Exposer-in-Chief"

Feb 21, 2021 | www.unz.com

jsm , says: February 15, 2021 at 7:47 pm GMT • 4.4 days ago

@Thomasina

Great comment!

Trump has been the exposer-in-chief. He exposed the filth behind the curtain: Russiagate, Covid, the stolen election. Maybe that's all he could do this time around.

And for this I shall be forever grateful. While I didn't get my 2,000 miles of wall, I DID get something from Trump, me and 100 million more American-Americans like me: irrefutable proof that mainstream media and the Swamp hate my guts. This is his legacy that shall last a very long time, indeed.

[Feb 21, 2021] "When machines count the votes, voters' votes don't count"

Feb 21, 2021 | www.unz.com

Majority of One , says: February 15, 2021 at 5:50 pm GMT • 4.5 days ago

@Jiminy

"When machines count the votes, voters' votes don't count". -Stickman, 2004

[Feb 20, 2021] Biden's campaign slogan should have been: "No Hope and No Change."

Feb 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mike from Jersey , Feb 19 2021 18:56 utc | 1

I always thought that Biden's campaign slogan should have been a modification of Obama's "Hope and Change" slogan.

Biden's campaign slogan should have been: "No Hope and No Change."

Hoarsewhisperer , Feb 19 2021 21:47 utc | 35

Really, why would anyone be surprised that a candidate who did nothing to win the Presidency should similarly do nothing once elected?
Posted by: c1ue | Feb 19 2021 21:15 utc | 30

Ouch!!
Many a true word is spoken in jest...

[Feb 20, 2021] Two reasons

Feb 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Abe , Feb 17 2021 18:39 utc | 8

A saying in Donbass, something along the lines:

Reporter asking Ukranian: why are you bombing Donbass?
Because Russians are there! - he says.
Reporter asks again: then why aren't you bombing Crimea too?
Because Russians are *really* there!

[Feb 20, 2021] Americans dying like flies to a harmless cold and they still want to invade and annihilate Russia...

Feb 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Feb 17 2021 16:47 utc | 3

Winter storm kills at least 17 people, millions still without power in frigid Texas

Americans dying like flies to a harmless cold and they still want to invade and annihilate Russia...

vk , Feb 17 2021 19:12 utc | 13

Look at how those evil communist dictators from Russia, Venezuela, Cuba and China treat their own citizens! Like if they were disposable!

'Only the strong will survive': Texas city mayor resigns for lashing out at residents asking for help during deadly storm

Oh no, wait. It's just your average day in the USA.

[Feb 19, 2021] Journalist: "Is Russia going to revisit its past control of Alaska?" Putin: "No. Russia already has enough cold."

Feb 19, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

tucenz , Feb 17 2021 22:47 utc | 40

Do you think the state of Alaska might one day ask to be Russian again?

Posted by: passerby | Feb 17 2021 21:41 utc | 29


From memory, from somewhere on the internet, probably soon after Russia regained Crimea.
Journalist: "Is Russia going to revisit its past control of Alaska?"
Putin: "No. Russia already has enough cold."

[Feb 16, 2021] The important difference

Feb 16, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

rehypothecator 14 hours ago

Not the mainstream media, the gaslight media.

wn 5 hours ago

I am reminded of Pompeo, the former Secretary of State and Director of CIA saying :

We lied, we cheated, we stole.

[Feb 14, 2021] It's called Ft. Detrick

Feb 14, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Lurk , Feb 14 2021 18:38 utc | 97

@vk | Feb 14 2021 14:56 utc | 89

You can't have it both ways: a lab that is competent enough to engineer a precise and devastating bioweapon but sloppy enough to let a rogue virus to proliferate and leak from its facilities.

Umm, yes you can. It's called Ft. Detrick.

COVID is EVALI

[Feb 14, 2021] Dear New York Times, please stop pretending to be a newspaper.

Feb 14, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Josh , Feb 13 2021 18:32 utc | 14

Dear New York Times,

Please stop pretending to be a newspaper.

Thanks,
Everyone


Doryphore , Feb 13 2021 20:20 utc | 29

The New York Times told blatant lies there including quoting Dominic Dywer whom they claimed was part of the WHO team.

Here Dwyer admits he was never on the team but part of a group of "independent experts".

"We go there as an international group and we're not part of the WHO, we're just independent experts."

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/13140456?__twitter_impression=true

Thea Fischer who was actually on the WHO covid origins team said the quoting of her out of context to convey a message exactly opposite to her experience was intentional (also known as lying).

NYT usually are subtle and crafty with their lies. With some countries like China they are bald faced liars.

jean , Feb 13 2021 20:37 utc | 31

Peter Daszak ?

He not only knows about the Bat corona virus research in Wuhan ,he funded it!......he knows what kind of gain of function research they were doing because he was part of it. He was the first to come out and call anyone who had questions about the Wuhan lab and possible leak a "conspiracy theorist".

kiwiklown , Feb 14 2021 10:46 utc | 73

Posted by: J W | Feb 13 2021 17:45 utc | 4 -- "Let's frame it another way: Can you trust Western MSMs on anything?"

Beautifully formed question!!!

The West's MSM, just like their political "leadership", is beyond derision, beyond shaming. Both mundanely illustrate the banality of evil these days.

But then again, their audience is not us, but Mr American Idiot and his ilk.

[Feb 14, 2021] 'Snow apocalypse'- VIDEOS show Moscow blanketed by flurries, with collapsed roofs sliding trucks in record-breaking snowfal

Feb 14, 2021 | www.rt.com

fezzie035fezzm 1 day ago 13 Feb, 2021 10:09 PM

Seeing all that snow in Moscow -as it should be in winter-will cause Greta to book an emergency appointment with her psychiatrist.
Looneytoonsindv 4 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 06:45 PM
All caused by global warming? I think not. Climatologists not paid by central governments (who are using global warming as a cry for changing our way of life) say we are entering an extended period of solar minimum. Maybe for the next 30 years. A major solar minimum last occurred in the 1600's (the Maunder Minimum) that lasted from 1645 to 1715. During that period, rivers and harbors froze over, crops failed and people died of starvation and exposure. Something to look forward to!

[Feb 14, 2021] Were those folks wandering around inside the Capitol Building tourists who had gotten separated from their tour guide or were they confused citizens from the Dakotas who had a couple of stamps remaining on their hunting licenses allowing them to bag a Democrat or two?

Feb 14, 2021 | www.unz.com

SolontoCroesus , says: February 13, 2021 at 9:55 am GMT • 13.6 hours ago

Love your style, Phil.

This paragraph alone is worth the price of admission:

Well, the incident on January 6th wasn't exactly a replay of the storming of the Bastille, but as it is all we have it will have to make do. Were those folks wandering around inside the Capitol Building tourists who had gotten separated from their tour guide or were they confused citizens from the Dakotas who had a couple of stamps remaining on their hunting licenses allowing them to bag a Democrat or two? They would have been better advised to set up a couple of feeder bait sites under the Rotunda loaded with Benjamins and the Congress-critters would have arrived in droves. And that guy who stole Nancy Pelosi's podium only had to announce that he was holding a Black Lives Matter meeting and good old Nancy would have arrived tout suite on her knees with an African kente cloth stole draped around her neck.

Sounds like you're having too much fun, Phil...

ChuckOrloski , says: February 13, 2021 at 1:05 pm GMT • 10.5 hours ago

A sad, funny, and true observation by Phil Giraldi:

"They would have been better advised to set up a couple of feeder bait sites under the Rotunda loaded with Benjamins and the Congress-critters would have arrived in droves."

[Feb 14, 2021] Now you know that BLM stands for Bankers Lives Matter

Feb 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Peter Pan 9 hours ago

Now you know that BLM stands for Bankers Lives Matter

Grumbleduke 7 hours ago

Or bankers love murder

lay_arrow
sgt_doom 5 hours ago

The Bankers' Boy --- the prez who gave them everything --- was Bill Clinton and it was Clinton who pardoned convicted domestic terrorist, Susan Rosenberg, who was the real founder of BLM -- so essentially that is correct!

sgt_doom 8 hours ago

Best to view it here:

https://youtu.be/An60iX_iwQk

ted41776 8 hours ago

no thanks, i just ate

SeaDonkey 6 hours ago remove link

You guys keep reducing it down to democrats versus republicans. Both parties are in bed with each other. Both parties strike deals with corporations, special interest groups, lobbyists, and any other entity which provides wealth and power. Dan Crenshaw is the exact same thing as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. His job (like hers) is to attract right leaning voters which may be disenchanted with contemporary American politicians. He brings the outcasts and the exiled back to the party while reassuring them that they can trust him- since, he claims to not be 'one of them.' This country needs to hold ALL politicians accountable and clean house.

[Feb 10, 2021] Look, you paranoid, privileged, white trash, white supremacist, qtard, wignat, nazi scum

Feb 10, 2021 | www.breitbart.com


Alison
squidettevet ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ ᶜʰᵘᵐᵖ a day ago

"Look, you paranoid, privileged, white trash, white supremacist, qtard, wignat, nazi scum -- there was no Sekret Cabal scheming to rig the election, ok? that's a Conspiracy Theory, it did not happen

There was just a small group of billionaires and elite power brokers working together behind-the-scenes to *fortify* the election which is totally different and not at all a bad thing

So stop spreading baseless Conspiracy Theories; this election was not Rigged in Secret, it was Fortified in Private -- you're welcome."

--

sarcasm of course - from john rivers on gab:

https://gab.Com/JohnRivers/posts/105679384471636505

[Feb 07, 2021] Time admits that there WAS a color revolution in the US after all: it is not called fortifying the elections

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Apparently we have a new definition of democracy - it's when the Democratic party wins. ..."
"... I think Time magazine should be booted off Facebook, Twitter for spreading "misinformation". they sure have thought up some clever euphemisms for ballot box stuffing. ..."
"... "The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged." - George Carlin ..."
"... So, does this article say the Russians didn't interfere in the election, it was everyone else ..."
"... America the freest country in the world where you get to pick one of two THEIR carefully hand selected and groomed candidates from THEIR two approved parties. After that your told to go home and shut up because the people have spoken. ..."
"... I find it interesting that after all this "fortification", Biden is now following most of Trump's "terrible policies" like anti-China, anti-Iran, anti- Venezuela, continued pandering to Israel (of course), keeping troops in Afghanistan, hassling Russia ..."
"... Nope! Color revolution in US is nonsense: it is the only country in the world with no American embassy on its territory! ..."
Feb 07, 2021 | www.rt.com

Danijel Turina 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 05:21 PM

Apparently we have a new definition of democracy - it's when the Democratic party wins.
Lifes_a_Hoax 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 04:29 PM
No surprise here, all the hallmarks of a color revolution were there, suppression of public knowledge by the media, censorship of social media, fraudulent election and a fake insurrection blamed on the opposition. Color revolution 101!
Jewel Gyn 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 09:39 PM
So the modus operandi is the same from the old playbook except that defending democracy is now weaponised for domestic use. Once the dust is settled, the same "defending democracy" will be launched against any country that US deemed not to be in line with its narratives. So often used by US and its allies that you can write a similar script every time.
Pulling The Strings Jewel Gyn 1 hour ago 7 Feb, 2021 12:00 AM
Same old tactic, Radicalize the naive youth who will then in turn spread it, Organize protests that turn into Riots, The Media will help justify/legitimize the protest, A unknown Political figure suddenly becomes a serious rival ironically always a Right-wing party even though they demonize the right in domestic politics for instance at the moment with Alexei Navalny as you will see the West dodge calling him Right-wing or nationalist and just refer to him as the opposition or anti-Kremlin.
Godspower Obasuyi 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 10:18 PM
The audacity of the cabal to volunteer information on how the rigged system operates is, to me, the impressive point of Western civilization. Yet the 'enlightened' masses carry on with the conviction that the system is equitable.
VaimacaPiru 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 07:10 PM
What I find astonishing is that the American peoples think they have a democracy and that there is any difference between the two parties, no matter who wins the policy never changes, Corporate America will still be in charge and aiming at global hegemony, the population will be more oppressed and have less to eat!!!!
RCBreakenridge VaimacaPiru 22 hours ago 6 Feb, 2021 02:52 AM
Even the most transparent of lies becomes believable as truth if told enough times. Watch US-based media and you'll see that the lies are told consistently and repeatedly day after week after year. Combine with the removal of critical thinking skills from the education system and its a surprise the transformation is not proceeding faster.
Eric Johnson 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 05:52 PM
I think Time magazine should be booted off Facebook, Twitter for spreading "misinformation". they sure have thought up some clever euphemisms for ballot box stuffing.
ClairvoyantHW 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 06:28 PM
this is karma... most US presidents did to other nations what those conspirists did to Trump. Now the country will suffer through the same problems, other regimes faced, who weren't voted but installed.
Irish_Diakonos 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 08:33 PM
It was always this way. The US system of democracy is fundamentally flawed by design to ensure the government of the people by the people for the (rich) people. Only now are the 'people' (i.e. the not rich ones) beginning to notice. Nothing has really changed.
VAdrian 14 hours ago 6 Feb, 2021 11:07 AM
"Time magazine is literally admitting that a secret cabal of powerful wealthy elite people and corporations hijacked our 2020 election by steering media coverage, influencing perceptions, and changing rules and laws." Just waiting for brainIess zombies to repeat their favourite mantra: "cUnsPiRacY tHeOrY!"
Pulling The Strings VAdrian 2 hours ago 6 Feb, 2021 10:38 PM
Anything that goes against their "Narrative" is a Conspiracy.
Kevin Cormier 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 06:45 PM
So that's why they opened the gates.
WaveWolf Kevin Cormier 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 06:48 PM
At the Capitol? Some of the rioters got in that way. The rest either broke in or overwhelmed the officers.
RTaccount 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 06:33 PM
The good news is that even the sports fans finally realize this 'democracy' stuff has to go.
shadow1369 13 hours ago 6 Feb, 2021 11:48 AM
So there you have it, the 'election' was fraudulent, not just in the form of ballot rigging, but in systematic voter manipulation over many months. 'Fortified' is the new term for 'manipulated', and it is clear that the democratic process in the BRA, long a charade, is now totally controlled by the fascist DNC. There is no point in hunkering down and waiting for the next election, with every passing day the new regime is entrenching itself, purging dissent and rounding up the opposition. If decent americans do not unite to overthrow this tyranny very soon they will be too late.
Pulling The Strings shadow1369 2 hours ago 6 Feb, 2021 10:32 PM
It is too late, Capitol Hill was the Reichstag moment for the Democrats.
Mistermal 15 hours ago 6 Feb, 2021 09:34 AM
"The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged." - George Carlin
Levin High 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 04:54 PM
So, does this article say the Russians didn't interfere in the election, it was everyone else
March31 19 hours ago 6 Feb, 2021 06:18 AM
America the freest country in the world where you get to pick one of two THEIR carefully hand selected and groomed candidates from THEIR two approved parties. After that your told to go home and shut up because the people have spoken.
Khanlenin jetguyone 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 09:24 PM
Trump was a lying, violence promoting demagogue. Murdering 8 Iranian officials because they were exploring peace initiatives in the ME. This had sent reverberations through the ranks of the US military and caused them to go running for their guns. He pushed the world closer to the edge of environmental collapse and nuclear war. ...
anaisanesse 16 hours ago 6 Feb, 2021 09:12 AM
I find it interesting that after all this "fortification", Biden is now following most of Trump's "terrible policies" like anti-China, anti-Iran, anti- Venezuela, continued pandering to Israel (of course), keeping troops in Afghanistan, hassling Russia and supporting the fool-criminal Navalny, stopping the pipeline from Russia to the EU, leaving Julian Assange to rot in the UK then get destroyed in the US prisons.
Ohhho 1 day ago 5 Feb, 2021 09:54 PM
Nope! Color revolution in US is nonsense: it is the only country in the world with no American embassy on its territory!

[Feb 06, 2021] Calling For An American Ministry Of Truth - The US Media's Dystopian 2021

Feb 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Mini-Me 2 hours ago remove link

Orwell's 1984 was supposed to be a cautionary tale, not a how-to manual.

LetThemEatRand 2 hours ago

The loss of freedom could be represented by a hockey stick chart. As someone in my 50's, I can attest that it was very gradual up until around 2000. Now the chart is going straight up, hockey stick style. If you invested in the Elimination Of Freedom (EOF) in 2000, you would be very happy right now and shopping Lambos.

the_pencil 2 hours ago

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

~~HST

overbet 2 hours ago remove link

Its to the point they just come up with lies and just agree this is the truth now we're all going to accept then repeat it over and over. So many know theyre blatant lies, but they eventually get accepted.

Some of their lies are as outrageous as somthing like water is dry. Thats the truth now we're all going to agree that water is dry. If you dont think water is dry youre a terrorist.

[Feb 06, 2021] Censorship boomerang returns

Feb 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Progressive reporter Jordan Chariton had the change of heart after YouTube took down one of his videos.

Chariton's original advocacy for censorship occurred when he called for Big Tech giants to target anyone who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

"EVERY media outlet that pushed this INSANE election fraud conspiracy for clicks should be taken off the air. They've incited a Civil War," Chariton tweeted on January 6, the date of the Capitol breach.

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Leftist Journalist Regrets Calling For Silicon Valley Censorship After It Happens To Him BY TYLER DURDEN THURSDAY, FEB 04, 2021 - 15:00

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

A leftist journalist expressed regret about calling for Silicon Valley to censor content after it happened to him.

Progressive reporter Jordan Chariton had the change of heart after YouTube took down one of his videos.

Chariton's original advocacy for censorship occurred when he called for Big Tech giants to target anyone who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

"EVERY media outlet that pushed this INSANE election fraud conspiracy for clicks should be taken off the air. They've incited a Civil War," Chariton tweeted on January 6, the date of the Capitol breach.

https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1357066676546723841&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Ftechnology%2Fleftist-journalist-regrets-calling-silicon-valley-censorship-after-it-happens-him&siteScreenName=zerohedge&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px

However, after YouTube pulled video from his own channel featuring footage of the January 6 riot for violating the platform's policies against "spam and deceptive practices," the Chariton reversed his position.

"With time to reflect, & seeing Silicon Valley's censorship onslaught, I regret this tweet made in [the] heat of moment," the progressive journalist wrote. "Whether certain cable/YouTube outlets mislead audiences w/ dishonest claims lacking real evidence, they shouldn't be targeted." Jordan @JordanChariton · Feb 3 THREAD: With time to reflect, & seeing Silicon Valley's censorship onslaught, I regret this tweet made in heat of moment. Whether certain cable/YouTube outlets mislead audiences w/ dishonest claims lacking real evidence, they shouldn't be targeted...

Chariton noted that with the precedent having been set for blanket censorship, progressive content was also now being unfairly targeted, while pointing out that big left-wing networks with friendly YouTube ties like the Young Turks were not calling it out.

In a subsequent interview, the journalist noted that the purge of right-wing content was merely an excuse for YouTube to "get rid of" all content that questioned the consensus on subjects such as healthcare or U.S. foreign policy.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ji1olH2geJA

Chariton pointed out that big networks like CNN that carried the exact same footage from January 6 were not targeted at all by YouTube.

[Feb 06, 2021] Trump said if he lost this election we would never see him again. When is he going to get lost for good?

Trump defrayed his followers on Dec 6. This second rte politician got into a cheap trap and now history in any case.
Feb 06, 2021 | twitter.com

Jessica DIFuria @jessica_difuria

Jessica DIFuria @jessica_difuria Replying to
@DonaldJTrumpJr
@DonaldJTrumpJr So I guess daddy is breaking another promise he made? He said if he lost this election we would never see him again. When is he going to get lost for good?


Zachary Taylor @ZacharyATaylor1 11h
Replying to
@jessica_difuria 11h
@jessica_difuria and
@DonaldJTrumpJr 11h
@DonaldJTrumpJr Key phrase "if he lost the election" . He is not going anywhere & after he is acquitted for the 2nd impeachment sham. He will continue to command more attention & influence than the impostors controlling DC. The next 4 years will be even more entertaining than the last 4.

[Feb 06, 2021] '#AlexandriaOcasioSmollett' trends on Twitter as AOC faces accusations of fabricating Capitol riot story

Feb 06, 2021 | www.washingtonexaminer.com

"AOC needs a crying room. There needs to be a campaign to build one in congress. #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett," joked one user.


drxw @drxw09 · Feb 3 AOC congratulating Apollo 17 during NASA's final moon landing on December 11th, 1972.

https://twitter.com/drxw09/status/1357181836179501063/photo/1

[Feb 06, 2021] 'Alexandria Ocasio Smollett' Trends As Critics Punch Holes In Her Dramatic Cap Hill Story - The Daily Caller

Feb 06, 2021 | dailycaller.com

[Feb 05, 2021] AOC compared to Jussie Smollett after her 'near-death' riot experience revealed as hiding from POLICE in office OUTSIDE Capit

Feb 05, 2021 | www.rt.com

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being compared to the actor who staged an attack on himself, after her account of fearing for her life during the January 6 riot was fact-checked, exposing that she wasn't in the Capitol building.

The hashtags #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett, along with #AOCLied, trended on Wednesday, following a fact-check of AOC's (D-New York) Instagram livestream two days prior by OAN journalist Jack Posobiec. During her emotional one-and-a-half-hour-long talk, Ocasio-Cortez admitted that she was not in the Capitol building during the riot to begin with, but continued to claim that she experienced a life-threatening situation.

When Ocasio-Cortez denounced it as a "manipulative take on the right," Posobiec posted a map, with arrows pointing to the Capitol as well as two other office buildings across the road. One of them is where AOC's own office is located, and where she claimed she "thought I was going to die" during the January 6 events. Another is where she ended up sheltering inside the office of Rep. Katie Porter (D-California) after leaving her office on the instructions of the Capitol Police.

... ... ...

Whatever the truth about AOC's alleged sexual assault and near-death experience at the Capitol, some critics of the progressive social media star noted that she had successfully diverted attention from problems with the government and the small investor rebellion against hedge funds.


[Feb 04, 2021] Andrew Cuomo Unveils Plan To Reduce Covid Spread At Nursing Homes By Throwing Residents Out Onto Street

Feb 04, 2021 | www.theonion.com

ALBANY, NY -- In response to criticism over his handling of the pandemic, New York governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly unveiled a plan Monday to reduce the spread of Covid-19 at nursing homes by throwing all residents out onto the street. "The elderly are one of the groups most vulnerable to Covid, and we will dramatically reduce nursing home deaths by closing all of these facilities immediately and evicting all the residents," said Cuomo, who defended himself against accusations that he had mishandled the spread of coronavirus within adult care facilities by claiming that it never would have happened if they had closed all facilities before the pandemic even started.

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[Feb 03, 2021] Come on, Bernie

Feb 03, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

"Democrats risk unintended Medicare cuts if they pass partisan Covid relief" [ NBC ].

"But under the Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, known as PAYGO, new laws that raise the national debt automatically trigger offsetting cuts in some safety net programs

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who will shepherd the reconciliation process and has been a supporter of expanding safety net programs, will work to prevent the cuts, said his spokesman, Keane Bhatt."

Another Obama-era debacle (and one which Pelosi, among other top Democrats, supports.)

[Feb 03, 2021] Former Navy SEAL -- The Miseducation Of Antony Blinken

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... To Blinken, war as the last resort can only be understood in the same way a mugger considers shooting his victim as a last resort to stealing their wallet. ..."
Feb 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

To Blinken, war as the last resort can only be understood in the same way a mugger considers shooting his victim as a last resort to stealing their wallet.

[Feb 03, 2021] How to ensure a drop in positive cases after Biden inauguration: the rumor is that the WHO quietly changed their recommendations on the cycle rate of the PcR test from 40 down to 30

Feb 03, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Trixiefromdixie , January 29, 2021 at 4:51 pm

While doing some research on the reliability of the PCR test I came across a couple of different sources that said the day ole joe was inaugurated, and the vaccine started to roll out, that the WHO quietly changed their recommendations on the cycle rate the test should be run from 40-45 down to 30-35.

This might explain the drop in positive cases. Has anyone else seen this?

[Feb 03, 2021] How about installing landmines to protect the Capitol?

"They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing." Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Prigord
Feb 03, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Capitol Seizure

How about landmines?

Scott MacFarlane @MacFarlaneNews Jan 28 PERMANENT SECURITY FENCING coming to US Capitol. New statement from acting US Capitol Police chief: "Vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must be made to include permanent fencing"

On the bright side, perhaps the fencing could keep the Congress critters in ?

Statement of Acting Chief Pittman Regarding U.S. Capitol Complex Physical Security

"In the days following January 6, 2021, with the assistance of our Federal and local law enforcement partners, and our Congressional stakeholders, the United States Capitol Police (USCP) has hardened the physical security across the Capitol Complex in order to further protect the Congress.

"Upon becoming the Acting Chief on January 8, 2021, I immediately directed my staff to conduct a physical security assessment of the entire Capitol Complex. This assessment is in addition to the USCP's Inspector General's review of the events of January 6, 2021, and the third-party review of the Complex's physical infrastructure, processes, and command and control being conducted at the behest of Speaker Pelosi by retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore.

"I welcome each of these reviews, and I am ensuring that the Department will provide all of the information that is necessary to facilitate these studies. In the end, we all have the same goal - to prevent what occurred on January 6 from ever happening again.

"As I noted earlier this week, even before September 11, 2001, security experts argued that more needed to be done to protect the U.S. Capitol. In fact, a 2006 security assessment specifically recommended the installation of a permanent perimeter fence around the Capitol.

"In light of recent events, I can unequivocally say that vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must be made to include permanent fencing, and the availability of ready, back-up forces in close proximity to the Capitol.

"I look forward to working with Congress on identifying the security improvements necessary to ensure the safety and security of the Congress and the U.S. Capitol." ###


dcblogger , January 29, 2021 at 3:09 pm

That fence could post a danger to members of congress and their staff as much as protection. suppose there was a massive explosion in the capitol and they had to run away, not just out of the building, but away. The fence could serve as a trap.

The Rev Kev , January 29, 2021 at 5:49 pm

It would be worse if by then that metal fence has been electrified because of demands of legislators for their "security". Think of one very, very long bug zapper.

[Feb 03, 2021] You don't have to do this, Joe, you really don't

Feb 03, 2021 | www.thedailybeast.com

Yep:

" Nothing would fundamentally change ." -- Joe Biden, to large donors.

"Biden administration eyes Rahm Emanuel for ambassadorship" [ NBC ]. "President Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a high-profile ambassadorship, potentially to China, three people with knowledge of the discussions said." Rahm Emmanuel, China hand.

More: "Becoming the U.S. ambassador to Japan is another option that Biden administration officials have discussed with Emanuel, one of the people with knowledge of the discussions said."

[Feb 03, 2021] Can a robot be the US president?

Feb 03, 2021 | www.unz.com

Unpresident Biden is America's Brezhnev -- his health and stamina failing, he is merely an old Establishment tool who has been resurrected in an attempt to prop up an order that everyone knows is on its last legs. A telling video from the inauguration shows Biden passing a contingent of Marines on guard duty, who any sitting president is supposed to salute, being the Commander-in-Chief. Biden just shambles past them without a gesture, oddly mumbling "salute the Marines" under his facemask. The quite plausible theory that has been making the rounds is that Biden was being instructed on what to say and do through an earpiece, and that he mistakenly repeated an instruction to salute the Marines rather than actually doing it.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/21BU0YK0cO4?feature=oembed


aandrews , says: January 30, 2021 at 12:33 am GMT • 14.1 hours ago

" oddly mumbling 'salute the Marines' under his facemask."

That's unsettling.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/978IomPtgGs?feature=oembed

Fred777 , says: January 30, 2021 at 5:45 am GMT • 8.9 hours ago
@aandrews

He reminded himself to salute the Marines and still forgot to do it.

John Hagan , says: Website January 30, 2021 at 7:34 am GMT • 7.1 hours ago

'The quite plausible theory that has been making the rounds is that Biden was being instructed on what to say and do through an earpiece.'

Such is why I saw Biden as tilting at windmills. So I made a short video.

Don Quixote: Satire with a sad ending. Who is Don Quixote, who is Sancho and finally who is 'Justice'.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/aVN_rH7zXsc?feature=oembed

SteveK9 , says: January 27, 2021 at 5:14 pm GMT • 2.9 days ago

Perhaps Josh Hawley? More obvious would be Donald Trump, Jr although I'm not sure what he actually thinks, he does seem intelligent.

Biden is a joke ' salute the Marines'. How else to interpret this other than a robot mistaking a command for something to repeat. Yikes.

[Feb 03, 2021] And then they come after pranksters

Feb 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

A shocking example was provided Wednesday when Douglass Mackey of Delray Beach, Fla., was arrested for creating memes that allegedly misled voters in 2016 to think they could vote by texting instead of by actually going to the polls.

This is the equivalent of arresting Sacha Baron Cohen for exposing the gullibility of the rich and famous.

The FBI offered no evidence that Mackey actually convinced anyone not to vote, but even if it did, so what? Would you rather live in a country where the FBI is hunting down pranksters -- four years after the supposed transgression -- or a country where voters are expected to be able to recognize a joke when they see one?

[Feb 02, 2021] Watching stock market moves is like watching Pulp Fiction: halfway through, the violence doesn t even bother you anymore

Notable quotes:
"... "It's like watching 'Pulp Fiction.' Halfway through, the violence doesn't even bother you anymore." ..."
Jan 27, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

"Investors are becoming desensitized,"

Bryce Doty, SVP at Sit Investment Associates, told Bloomberg, then continued the verbal poetry:

"It's like watching 'Pulp Fiction.' Halfway through, the violence doesn't even bother you anymore."

[Jan 26, 2021] Extremes meet: Liberals can't accept that the USA is a "leading terrorist state," just as Trump supporters can't accept his election loss by Chomsky

Notable quotes:
"... The facts are that for almost the entirety of its history as a sovereign state, the US has waged a war of aggression against somebody ..."
Jan 24, 2021 | www.rt.com
Just like many Trump supporters, US liberal intellectuals exist in a fantasy world in which a leading purveyor of "international terrorism" – the US government – is perceived as a fundamentally benign force, Noam Chomsky told RT.

"Just as you can't get the Republican mobs to admit that the election was lost, you can't get liberal American intellectuals to recognize that the United States is a leading terrorist state," Chomsky told RT's Chris Hedges.

The facts are that for almost the entirety of its history as a sovereign state, the US has waged a war of aggression against somebody, Chomsky said. The so-called 'War on Terror', which Ronald Reagan made the focus of his foreign policy, was Washington dealing with "resistance to US terrorism in Central America and also in South Africa."

[Jan 25, 2021] Confessions of a Deprogrammed Trump Supporter by Matthew Ehret

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... For a long time, I thought that record numbers of Black and Hispanic voters supporting Trump in 2020 meant that Trump was not racist, but I now realize that these poor folks just suffered from "multiracial whiteness". ..."
"... I thought that questioning voting machines that had been caught red handed manipulating elections across the world was patriotic and that somehow some conglomeration of Big Tech, the media, intelligence agencies and a thing called "deep state" were colluding to create a color revolution in the USA but I now realize that I was actually supporting conspiracy theories and thus violence and thus domestic terrorism. ..."
"... Social Media should do its civic duty and extend its censorship of "dangerous thoughts" to citizens and political officials outside of the USA in order to protect the world from itself. ..."
"... all I can say is "thank god" Joe Biden has found himself in the position of leader of the free world at this historic moment of change. ..."
"... Joe Biden is a man who understands what liberal values and the "rules-based order" are really about. ..."
"... He was wise enough to get onto the unipolar bandwagon before it was popular by drafting the 1994 surveillance bill that John Ashcroft later used verbatim for the Patriot Act after 9/11 ..."
"... He was smart enough to know that Wall Street couldn't lead America into the 21 st century as long as Glass-Steagall was in place and voted for its repeal in 1999. ..."
"... He also gave the Credit Card companies the political support they needed to stop citizens from abusing their generosity which went a long way to help Americans build character and take responsibility for their short sighted consumer decisions. ..."
"... Unlike those cultish Trumping fascists, Biden was courageous enough to proclaim even before the horrible insurrectionary riots of January 6 th , that a new Patriot Act/Domestic Terror Bill would be needed to purge the republic of dangerous terrorism and the insidious thought crimes which spread doubt in honest elections, and distrust in the benevolent political structures leading the western world. ..."
"... Sure, some people think that the 46 deaths and 32 riots caused by Antifa and BLM over the past six months might qualify as domestic terrorism, but that's only because they are infected with racist wrong think and don't realize that these groups were just fighting against fascism and racism. ..."
Jan 22, 2021 | www.strategic-culture.org

As many people are aware, CNN recently aired a wonderful interview by former Moonie-turned-cult-deprogrammer Steve Hassan giving advice to Americans wishing to deprogram their MAGA-hat wearing loved ones, now that the age of Trump is coming to an end.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TnblPVMEYAc?feature=oembed

I was fortunate enough to have read Hassan's book and had the loving scrub-brush of truth wash my brain of all of its formerly pro-Trump sympathies and can honestly say that I am most certainly better off for having left those old delusions in the past.

For one thing, I used to enjoy my right to free speech but thanks to the terrible events of January 6, 2021 that left 3 people dead, horned Q supporters doing photo ops for media , pro-Trump rioters let into the capitol building by guards , and busloads of conspicuous violent figures whom some say were "provocateurs" (whatever that means), I have come to realize that I was all wrong. Free speech is actually very dangerous. Words we took for granted like "patriot", "nationalism", or "vote fraud" are actually very racist and using them is a sure fire sign that you might be a domestic terrorist. At any rate, using them should at least be enough to get someone banned from social media and put under surveillance.

For a long time, I thought that record numbers of Black and Hispanic voters supporting Trump in 2020 meant that Trump was not racist, but I now realize that these poor folks just suffered from "multiracial whiteness".

I thought that questioning voting machines that had been caught red handed manipulating elections across the world was patriotic and that somehow some conglomeration of Big Tech, the media, intelligence agencies and a thing called "deep state" were colluding to create a color revolution in the USA but I now realize that I was actually supporting conspiracy theories and thus violence and thus domestic terrorism.

I was so far gone that my pre-deprogrammed self was actually persuaded in the crazy idea that depopulation agendas hid behind the cover of a "Great Reset agenda", concocted by a shadowy elite of sociopathic oligarchs. I have now learned that this was either a silly conspiracy theory, the result of my own delusions or if it was true, then I can at least say with certainty that it is all for my own good.

The truth that I have now come to discover, is that free speech has just gone too far. This practice has reached its limits, and Twitter's legal executive Vijaya Gadde is absolutely right . Social Media should do its civic duty and extend its censorship of "dangerous thoughts" to citizens and political officials outside of the USA in order to protect the world from itself. If other world leaders are worried about this new truth, then they should seriously do some soul searching and learn to think differently.

The old me is long gone, and now all I can say is "thank god" Joe Biden has found himself in the position of leader of the free world at this historic moment of change.

For awhile it was looking like Donald Trump would actually stop forever wars, and untie the U.S. military's involvement from the CIA . That white supremacist actually came precariously close to destroying the foundations of globalization that many enlightened billionaires had put decades of energy into organizing -- first destroying Obama's Transpacific Partnership, then the Paris Climate Accords and THEN he had the nerve to scrap NAFTA itself by giving nation states a say in economic affairs!

He even committed the sin of criticizing NATO itself -- the very foundation of western collective security from the obvious threats of Russia and China!

He called for insane things like "bringing back manufacturing to the USA", "restoring protectionism", and "making space exploration and arctic development a priority for the nation" and everyone knows that this is all so 1963.

But now the "disturbance" is over, and the age of Biden has arrived!

Joe Biden is a man who understands what liberal values and the "rules-based order" are really about.

He was wise enough to get onto the unipolar bandwagon before it was popular by drafting the 1994 surveillance bill that John Ashcroft later used verbatim for the Patriot Act after 9/11.

He was smart enough to know that Wall Street couldn't lead America into the 21 st century as long as Glass-Steagall was in place and voted for its repeal in 1999.

He was one of the loudest supporters of NAFTA which helped reduce carbon emissions drastically by exporting dirty industrial jobs oversees where they should be.

He also gave the Credit Card companies the political support they needed to stop citizens from abusing their generosity which went a long way to help Americans build character and take responsibility for their short sighted consumer decisions.

After 9/11, Biden also brilliantly supported the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq (who may not have had anything to do with 9/11 but at least showed the terrorists who's boss).

Unlike those cultish Trumping fascists, Biden was courageous enough to proclaim even before the horrible insurrectionary riots of January 6 th , that a new Patriot Act/Domestic Terror Bill would be needed to purge the republic of dangerous terrorism and the insidious thought crimes which spread doubt in honest elections, and distrust in the benevolent political structures leading the western world. Thinking people know, that thought does sometimes cause action and if we want to truly remedy wrong actions like the riots of January 6 th , or dangerous COVID-denialism, then we should most certainly take the battle to the realm of the mind.

The brilliant Steve Hassan even recognized this reality in his CNN interview when he said that "the bottom line is all of America needs deprogramming because we've all been negatively influenced by Donald Trump."

Sure, some people think that the 46 deaths and 32 riots caused by Antifa and BLM over the past six months might qualify as domestic terrorism, but that's only because they are infected with racist wrong think and don't realize that these groups were just fighting against fascism and racism.

Certainly, the first 100 days after Biden's inauguration will be inspired.

Already, Biden has made commitments to sign the USA back onto the legally binding Paris Climate Accords to help us win the war against climate, and has shown the good sense to reverse Trump's disastrous decision to break the anti-China TPP in 2016. Biden always said he would renegotiate the TPP in order "to hold China accountable", and everyone knows Trump's selfish decision only helped China by freeing up its neighbors to work together on the BRI. If only Trump hadn't killed TPP, then the 14 nation strong Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership which China just finalized would never have happened.

Most importantly, our benevolent overlords who meet at Davos every year are happy once more and have even kicked off Biden's inauguration with a special celebration entitled "the Davos Agenda" running from January 25-29. According to the WEF , this event will "mark the launch of the World Economic Forum's Great Reset Initiative and begin the preparation of the Special Annual Meeting in the spring. Each day will focus on one of the five domains of the Great Reset Initiative."

The USA's new Special Envoy on Climate, John Kerry, captured the excitement of this wonderful moment perfectly when he said : "The notion of a reset is more important than ever before we're at the dawn of an extremely exciting time." According to the Great Reset architects, this is definitely the right idea. WEF President Klaus Schwab has taught us that the "age of owning things" is so passe , and we know that this obsolete relic of capitalism isn't compatible in our new age of global peace and brotherhood.

Ownership of "things" just makes us selfish and forget about the real purpose of life.. which is really about sacrifice. Establishing new supranational organizations to manage the levers of consumption and production according to evidence-based standards and scientific realities of carrying capacity is the only remedy to the evils of populism and being ignorant to this reality doesn't lessen the fact that boards of experts who are smarter than you say that it is so.

According to the WEF's Great Reset website global CO2 output collapsed by over 7% during the 12 months of global COVID-19 shutdowns which means the COVID-19 is more of a blessing than many dim witted selfish nationalists who like owning things realize.

So what if the world population will contract under the shutdown of the world economy under COVID lockdowns? And so what if we lose our capacity to support industrial civilization through the imposition of global green energy grid?

Didn't the late great Maurice Strong (who was WEF Executive Director and father of the Great Reset), ask the question in 1991:

"What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will they do it? The group's conclusion is 'no'. The rich countries won't do it. They won't change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"

So get ready for an exciting time in history, and hopefully China finally learns that the new world order is Unipolar with a big green hug for all well behaved leaders who get rid of such silly ideas as "nationalism", "industrial progress" or "ending poverty through development" which dangerous concepts like the Belt and Road Initiative threaten to unleash. Most importantly, China has to really deprogram itself from her belief that Russia is a worthwhile partner in the 21 st century. Xi made a good decision to attend this month's Great Reset conference and both he and Modi would do well to abandon dirty fossil fuels, their support of nuclear energy development or space mining in order to adapt their realities to the computer models which have been telling us how to hitch our destinies to a world of entropy and diminishing returns.

The author can be reached at canadianpatriot1776@tutanota.com

[Jan 25, 2021] Trumps other legacy: who is who in Trump's pardons

Jan 25, 2021 | www.unz.com

Schuetze , says: January 25, 2021 at 8:25 pm GMT • 6.5 hours ago

@Schuetze

Trumps other legacy .

https://platform.twitter.com

[Jan 25, 2021] Yep, there's a real anticapitalist revolutionary firebrand, all right.

Notable quotes:
"... Let's see, Sanders's net worth is how much again? And, let's see, after The Machine denied him the Dem nomination in both 2016 and 2020, it took him how long to endorse and sign on and generally drop trou, bend over, and grab his aged ankles? ..."
"... Yep, there's a real anticapitalist revolutionary firebrand, all right. ..."
"... I agree with Reactionary Utopian's view of Sanders, who revealed himself to be a grovelling lackey of the establishment with the way he campaigned for the harpy, signed on to the absurd anti-Russian propaganda initiative, and showed that he was only controlled opposition. The fact is, the propaganda combined with the fraud, perfected as a result of the medico-fascism discussed by Hopkins enabled the steal. The usage of the provocation discussed in the main article completed the consolidation of what is a new model of a fascist regime. This followed Goebbels' playbook usage of the Reichstag fire provocation as the Nazi regime was consolidating power. ..."
Jan 25, 2021 | www.unz.com

Brás Cubas , says: January 24, 2021 at 6:27 pm GMT • 1.4 days ago

Back in 2016, the American people, sick to the gills of global capitalism and its increasingly oppressive woke ideology, elected an unauthorized, narcissistic ass-clown to the highest office in the land.

Well, if the American people had really been sick of global capitalism they would have voted for Sanders. He may not be perfect, but he made a lot more sense as an anti-capitalist candidate than Trump. Trump has done nothing to curb global capitalism during his administration. Being narcissistic and clownish is probably of minor importance and beside the point, and bringing it up seems more like obfuscation. Trump was the status quo every bit as much as Hillary. He was demonized for one simple reason: there are two parties in America. And Trump didn't make it especially hard for them.

Reactionary Utopian , says: Website January 24, 2021 at 7:39 pm GMT • 1.3 days ago
@Brás Cubas

Well, if the American people had really been sick of global capitalism they would have voted for Sanders. He may not be perfect, but he made a lot more sense as an anti-capitalist candidate than Trump.

Ah, thanks, I needed a good laugh today. Let's see, Sanders's net worth is how much again? And, let's see, after The Machine denied him the Dem nomination in both 2016 and 2020, it took him how long to endorse and sign on and generally drop trou, bend over, and grab his aged ankles?

Yep, there's a real anticapitalist revolutionary firebrand, all right.

exiled off mainstreet , says: January 25, 2021 at 12:50 am GMT • 1.1 days ago

I agree with Bras Cubas that if the American people were really sick of global capitalism they would have voted for Sanders. The fact is, they did, and the methods of fraud developed to deprive Sanders of his victory were a sort of rehearsal of the methods used to sideline Trump. There was quite a bit of fraud in 2016; ballot harvesting, and the manipulation of postal votes, etc. but Trump unexpectedly did too well for it to work. They also did not have the virus as an excuse to go full monty on the fraud.

I agree with Reactionary Utopian's view of Sanders, who revealed himself to be a grovelling lackey of the establishment with the way he campaigned for the harpy, signed on to the absurd anti-Russian propaganda initiative, and showed that he was only controlled opposition. The fact is, the propaganda combined with the fraud, perfected as a result of the medico-fascism discussed by Hopkins enabled the steal. The usage of the provocation discussed in the main article completed the consolidation of what is a new model of a fascist regime. This followed Goebbels' playbook usage of the Reichstag fire provocation as the Nazi regime was consolidating power.

Kudos again to Hopkins on this article and all of the preceding ones. As an additional fact, we should discuss the mask deal. It is the first time in history that any regime of any description has actually restricted the right to breathe, which at the end of the day is limiting the right to live. The present regime for that reason seems even more odious than the Nazi regime in that aspect.

Curmudgeon , says: January 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm GMT • 7.9 hours ago
@Johnny Walker Read

P.S. Bernie was a rabid socialist(communist), and many in America wanted no part of that.

Sanders is neither socialist nor communist. He's a con man. The overwhelming majority of dumbed down America thinks socialism is communism, and actually think that finance capitalism is friendly to them.

[Jan 24, 2021] Black people have since our founding been considered the internal enemy, so what it means to have a Black person as Secretary of Defense

Jan 24, 2021 | twitter.com
Qiao Collective
@qiaocollective

There's to plenty righteous to be said about empire and all of that, but I want to write something about how Black people have since our founding been considered the internal enemy, so what it means to have a Black person as Secretary of Defense.

[Jan 24, 2021] This guy Bezos knows when pull the plug on fraudulent mail-in voting: Amazon Demands In-Person Union Vote After Arguing Mail-In Ballots 'Raise Risk Of Fraud'

Jan 24, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Surprise! Mail-in ballots raise the risk of fraud - according to Amazon.

In a Thursday filing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Seattle-based online retail giant formally requested that a group of Alabama warehouse trying to form a union be required to vote in person , rather than by mail, according to Bloomberg .

[Jan 24, 2021] It became was too popular to compare the fall of the USSR with the fall of the USA.

Notable quotes:
"... It remains to be seen if the outcome of Biden's rule will be better or worse than Yeltsin's, but my money is on Yeltsin the way things are looking. ..."
Jan 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Norwegian , Jan 24 2021 16:07 utc | 9

Gorbatsjov tried to reform the USSR but it ended in failure and the drunken Yeltsin crashed the remains. His only success was to name Putin as his successor.

Trump tried to reform the USA but it ended in failure, election coup and the demented and hyper-corrupt Biden as his successor.

It remains to be seen if the outcome of Biden's rule will be better or worse than Yeltsin's, but my money is on Yeltsin the way things are looking.

[Jan 24, 2021] The most idiotic thing Hillary Clinton has ever said, and she has said a great many idiotic things.

Jan 24, 2021 | consortiumnews.com

JOHN CHUCKMAN , January 22, 2021 at 08:24

Hillary:" I would love to see his phone records to see if he was talking to Putin the day the insurgents invaded our Capitol"

That has to be the most idiotic thing Hillary Clinton has ever said, and she has said a great many idiotic things.

First, does she not know that the NSA and CIA and FBI would immediately be on to any such communication?

Is she really that naïve? No, of course not, she is simply a grotesque liar.

Second, I have studied and written about Putin fairly extensively. He is a calm, pragmatic, and highly intelligent man, one with Russia's best interests always at heart.

The last thing he would want to see is instability in the United States with all the immense dangers that would represent.

It is precisely American politicians like Hillary who are a threat to global stability

[Jan 22, 2021] Virtualization on march: Joe Biden is a virtual candidate elected in a virtual election, sworn-in via a virtual inauguration to preside over a virtual presidency

Jan 22, 2021 | off-guardian.org

May Hem , Jan 16, 2021 3:35 AM

I've copied this comment from the site below – though it was a good one ..

" Joe Biden: a virtual candidate elected in a virtual election, sworn-in via a virtual inauguration to preside over a virtual presidency. Virtually no one has physically attended any public event with him in attendance since 2019. See also 'Wizard of Oz ."

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/signs-and-wonders-2/#comments

[Jan 22, 2021] The US Coup - A tale in two pictures

Notable quotes:
"... Instead, imagine an election in Russia – for example – where a graph of the winner's votes looked like this ..."
Jan 22, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Today we just have a brief thought experiment for you to consider. For starters, forget what you think about Donald Trump.

Instead, imagine an election in Russia – for example – where a graph of the winner's votes looked like this:

<picture removed>

and then there was an inauguration ceremony, where the streets of Moscow looked like this:

<picture removed>

What would you think was going on in Russia? Anything good?

[Jan 22, 2021] The pot calling the cattle black again: Senate Dems File Ethics Complaint Against Cruz, Hawley For Objecting To Electoral Results

Look how perfectly applicable is the phase "The complaint wants the Ethics Committee to investigate whether Cruz and Hawley failed to "[p]ut loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department," to key Russiagaters
Notable quotes:
"... they "engaged in criminal conduct, or unethical or improper behavior." ..."
"... The Democratic Senators are also asking the Ethics Committee to "offer recommendations for strong disciplinary action, including up to expulsion or censure, if warranted by the facts uncovered." ..."
"... Its as if democrats didnt spend 4 years and millions of dollars questioning the validity of the prevous election. ..."
Jan 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The complaint wants the Ethics Committee to investigate whether Cruz and Hawley failed to "[p]ut loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department," or if they engaged in "improper conduct reflecting on the Senate" linked to the January 6 Capitol 'riot.'

The Democratic senators also outlined several questions they believed should be probed as part of an Ethics Committee investigation including if they were in touch with coordinators for the rally , if they encouraged any "insurrectionist" acts or if they "engaged in criminal conduct, or unethical or improper behavior."

"While it was within Senators' rights to object to the electors, the conduct of Senators Cruz and Hawley, and potentially others, went beyond that," they wrote in the letter to Ethics Committee leadership.

Cruz and Hawley, two potential 2024 presidential contenders, have denounced the mob that breached the Capitol but they've also stood by their decisions to object to the Electoral College results from Arizona and Pennsylvania, respectively. - The Hill

During the counting of electoral votes, Cruz objected to Arizona's results, while Hawley objected to Pennsylvania's results following the Capitol attack, when a group of Trump supporters and at least one prominent member of BLM breached the Capitol building and occupied it for a brief period of time before leaving on their own.

The Democratic Senators are also asking the Ethics Committee to "offer recommendations for strong disciplinary action, including up to expulsion or censure, if warranted by the facts uncovered."

Forgero 3 hours ago

Its as if democrats didnt spend 4 years and millions of dollars questioning the validity of the prevous election.

[Jan 22, 2021] How Biden administration will conquer pandemic

Jan 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Ajax_USB_Port_Repair_Service_ 8 hours ago (Edited)

The CT will be lowered AFTER 100 days of masks and then the Biden miracle happens.

[Jan 22, 2021] If you want to see what America's future is under Biden take a tour of Detroit

Jan 22, 2021 | www.unz.com

Temporary Insanity , says: January 21, 2021 at 2:09 pm GMT • 11.9 hours ago

"[Boring and mediocre] Inauguration Day 2021 wasn't the end. It was a beginning. History has begun again, and I can't wait for what is to come."

Minnesota Mary , says: January 22, 2021 at 1:43 am GMT • 21 minutes ago
@Temporary Insanity

If you want to see what America's future is take a tour of Detroit.

[Jan 22, 2021] Nice beard though.

Jan 22, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Moneycircus , Jan 15, 2021 2:18 PM

Twitter's Jack Dorsey is a Sociopath -- analysed by Mr Obvious

https://www.youtube.com

captain spam , Jan 15, 2021 6:41 PM Reply to Moneycircus

Nice beard though..

[Jan 21, 2021] Biden inauguration was bread and circuses but without bread

Notable quotes:
"... we are seeing bread and circuses ... but without the bread. ..."
Jan 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
crazzziecanuck 9 hours ago

Well, that makes sense but it's not happening.

I was watching the Helper-Taibbi Inauguration stream yesterday and one clever viewer remarked that we are seeing bread and circuses ... but without the bread.

[Jan 21, 2021] Just coincidence? "Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community -- they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," Schumer told MSNBC's host Rachel Maddow

Jan 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Musum 4 hours ago

Assuming scientists and medical professional are not morons, obtaining false positives was plausibly deliberate and coordinated.

Just coincidence?

[Jan 20, 2021] Just look around at all of the mouth-breathing chin-maskers in America to see how much Americans have pitched in to defeat the Fort Detrick Flu

Jan 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

psychohistorian , Jan 20 2021 2:13 utc | 77

William Gruff just ended a comment on the Weekly Open thread with words that accurately describe one on the symptoms of dystopia that Americans are afflicted with

"Just look around at all of the mouth-breathing chin-maskers in America to see how much Americans have pitched in to defeat the Fort Detrick Flu."

Americans have been brainwashed to be more in love with their Plato's Cave Displays than their fellow Americans. They have been taught to consume and not be citizens or members of community......and everyone is their own gender now....how divide/conquer can you get?

[Jan 20, 2021] The way Biden is an improvement on Trump is like falling into a cesspool and then changing your shirt

Notable quotes:
"... attempts to restore "normality," or the "New Normality," or the "Great Normal Reset," or "The New Normal War on Domestic Terror" or whatever they eventually decide to call it. ..."
Jan 20, 2021 | off-guardian.org

...going to be quite an exciting year. It is going to be the year in which GloboCap reminds everyone who is actually in charge and restores "normality" throughout the world.

or at least attempts to restore "normality," or the "New Normality," or the "Great Normal Reset," or "The New Normal War on Domestic Terror" or whatever they eventually decide to call it.

[Jan 20, 2021] Are You Ready for Total (Ideological) War by CJ Hopkins

Notable quotes:
"... Oh, yes, you really did it this time! You stormed the goddamned US Capitol. You and your racist, Russia-backed army of bison-hat wearing half-naked actors have meddled with the primal forces of GloboCap, and now, by God, you will atone! ..."
"... No, do not try to minimize your crimes. You entered a building without permission! The building where America simulates democracy! You walked around in there waving silly flags! You went into the Chamber, into people's offices! One of you actually put his filthy populist feet up on Pelosi's desk ON HER DESK! This aggression will not stand! ..."
Jan 12, 2021 | off-guardian.org

So, welcome to 2021! If last week was any indication, it is going to be quite an exciting year. It is going to be the year in which GloboCap reminds everyone who is actually in charge and restores "normality" throughout the world.

or at least attempts to restore "normality," or the "New Normality," or the "Great Normal Reset," or "The New Normal War on Domestic Terror" or whatever they eventually decide to call it.

In any event, whatever they call it, GloboCap is done playing grab-ass. They have had it with all this "populism" malarkey that has been going on for the last four years.

Yes, that's right, the party is over, you Russian-backed white supremacist terrorists! You Trump-loving, anti-mask grandmother killers! You anti-vax, election-fraud-conspiracy theorists! You deviants who refuse to follow orders, wear your damn masks, vote for who they tell you, and believe whatever completely nonsensical official propaganda they pour into your heads!

Oh, yes, you really did it this time! You stormed the goddamned US Capitol. You and your racist, Russia-backed army of bison-hat wearing half-naked actors have meddled with the primal forces of GloboCap, and now, by God, you will atone!

No, do not try to minimize your crimes. You entered a building without permission! The building where America simulates democracy! You walked around in there waving silly flags! You went into the Chamber, into people's offices! One of you actually put his filthy populist feet up on Pelosi's desk ON HER DESK! This aggression will not stand!

OK, before I go any further with this essay, I need to explain to my regular readers (in case it wasn't already clear) that I've decided to forswear every word I've ever written, and all my principles, and my common sense, and join the remainder of my old leftist and liberal friends in the orgy of online hate and outrage they are currently mindlessly indulging in.

Yes, I realize this comes as a shock, but I have seen the GloboCap writing on the wall, and I don't want to you know, get ideologically "cleansed," or charged with " extremism ," or " insurrectionism ," or " domestic terrorism ," or " populism ," or whatever.

I'm already in enough trouble as it is for not playing ball with their " apocalyptic plague ," and whatever else I am, I am certainly no martyr, and I have a career in the arts to consider, so I have decided to listen to my inner coward and join the goose-stepping global-capitalist mob, which is why this column sounds slightly out of character.

See, back in the old days, before my conversion, I would have made fun of my liberal friends for calling this "storming" of the Capitol a "coup," or an "insurrection," and for demanding that the protesters be prosecuted as "domestic terrorists."

I probably would have scolded them a bit for taking to the Internet and spewing their hatred at the unarmed woman shot dead by the police like a pack of soulless, totalitarian jackals.

I might have even made a reference to that infamous scene in Schindler's List where the crowd of "normal" German citizens all laugh and jeer as the Jews are marched away to the ghetto by the Nazi goons.

But, now that I have seen the light, I see how bad and wrong that would have been. Clearly, trespassing in the US Capitol is a crime that should be punishable by death. And comparing contemporary American liberals to the "good Germans" during the Nazi era is so outrageous that well, it should probably be censored.

So, good thing I decided not to do that!

Plus, the woman was a "devoted conspiracy theorist," so she got what she deserved, right? ( "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" was the official liberal shibboleth, I believe.)

In fact (and I hope my liberal friends are still reading this), the police should have shot the entire lot of them! All these Russian-backed Nazi insurrectionists should have been gunned down right there on the spot, preferably by muscle-bound corporate mercenaries and CIA snipers in Black Hawk helicopters with big Facebook and Twitter logos on them!

Actually, anyone who trespassed in the Capitol Building (which is like a cathedral), or just came to the protest wearing a MAGA hat, should be hunted down by federal authorities, charged as a "domestic white-supremacist terrorist," frog-marched out onto Black Lives Matter Plaza, and shot, in the face, live, on TV, so that everyone can watch and howl at their screens like the Two Minutes Hate in 1984 . That would teach these "insurrectionists" a lesson!

Or they could shoot them in one of those corporate-branded stadiums! We could make it a weekly televised event. It's not like there is any shortage of Trump-supporting "domestic terrorists." They could use a different stadium every week, deck the place out with big "New Normal" banners, play music, make speeches, the whole nine yards. Everyone would have to wear masks, of course, and strictly adhere to social distancing. Folks could bring the kids, make a day of it.

How am I doing so far, leftist and liberal friends? No? Not fanatical and hateful enough?

OK, so what is it going to take to convince you that I have changed my tune, got my mind right, and am totally on board with the New Normal totalitarianism? Trump? Sure, I can do Trump. I hate him! He's Hitler! He's Russian Hitler! He's Russian White Supremacist Hitler!

Yes, I know I've spent the last four years pointing out that he isn't actually Hitler, or a Russian agent, and that he's really just the same ridiculous, narcissistic ass clown that he has always been, but I was wrong. He's definitely Hitler, and a Russian agent! He is certainly not just a pathetic old huckster without a single powerful ally in Washington who could not stage an actual coup if Putin nuked every blue state on the map.

No, I soil myself in fear before his awesome power. Never mind that he's just been banned by Facebook , Twitter , and numerous other corporate platforms , and made a fool of by the corporate media, the international political establishment, the Intelligence agencies, and the rest of GloboCap since the day he took the oath of office.

Forget the fact that, although he holds the nuclear launch codes in his tiny little hands and is Commander in Chief of the US military, the most he could do to challenge his removal was file a buttload of hopeless lawsuits and sit around in the Oval Office eating cheeseburgers and tweeting into the night.

No, none of that means a thing, not when he still has the power to "embolden" a few dozen pissed-off Americans to storm ( or calmly walk ) into the Capitol and take selfies sitting in the Vice President's Chair!

Look, the point is, I hate him. And I hate his supporters. I hate everyone who doesn't hate him and his supporters. I hate everyone who won't wear a mask. I hate the Republicans. I hate the Russians. I hate everyone who won't get the vaccine. My God do I hate them! I am so full of hatred and mindless rage that it is making me crazy. I am so consumed with self-righteous hatred, propaganda, and manufactured hysteria that, if Rachel Maddow, or Chris Hayes, or whoever, told me that it was time to round them all up, these "domestic terrorists," these "insurrectionists," these "conspiracy theorists," these "anti-mask extremists" (and anyone else who won't obey us), and put them on trains and send them to camps, I'd probably be OK with that.

How am I doing, liberals? Am I back in the club? Because, I get it. I swear! I'm cured! Praise God! I'm ready to pitch in and do my part. I believe in GloboCap's final victory! I'm willing to work, if our leaders order me, ten, twelve, or fourteen hours a day, and give all I have for GloboCap victory! I am ready for total ideological war an ideological war more total and radical than anything I can even imagine!

Sure, our imaginary enemies are formidable (and this war will probably last forever or at least until the end of global capitalism), but, in the words of one our greatest liberal heroes, George W. Bush, "bring it on!"

*

CJ Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volume I of his Consent Factory Essays is published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[Jan 20, 2021] LOL: Clinton, Pelosi ask "Was Russia/Putin involved in the riots?"

Jan 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Zanon , Jan 19 2021 8:11 utc | 137

LOL!

Clinton, Pelosi: Was Russia/Putin involved in the riots?
https://www.foxbangor.com/national-news/clinton-suggests-putin-may-have-known-about-riot-in-capitol-pelosi-wants-9-11-commission-type-probe/

[Jan 20, 2021] Biden inaugural guest is Venezuelan coup leader charged with inciting violent assault on gov't building

Jan 20, 2021 | thegrayzone.com

After condemning the pro-Trump invasion of the Capitol, the incoming Biden administration invited Carlos Vecchio – a coup leader charged in the 2014 torching of the Venezuelan Attorney General's office – to its inaugural ceremony.

[Jan 19, 2021] Trump got the most bipartisan presidential impeachment in history. Trump certainly didn't make America Great Again, but he certainly has established a notoriety for himself

Notable quotes:
"... Trump got most bipartisan presidential impeachment in history. ..."
Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Cassandra.Hermes 6 hours ago

Trump got most bipartisan presidential impeachment in history. Only five democrats voted for Clinton's

Chief Joesph 4 minutes ago

Second Impeachment! Trump certainly didn't make America Great Again, but he certainly has established a notoriety for himself...

[Jan 19, 2021] CNN airs guide to DEPROGRAM MAGA SUPPORTERS as cult expert claims ENTIRE country needs post-Trump help

Notable quotes:
"... Some pointed out that the accusations leveled at Trump supporters could just as easily be lobbed back at their accusers – specifically the part of Hassan's checklist in which the cult member is discouraged from seeking " outside " sources of information and gaslighted with revised versions of the past. ..."
"... Read the soldiers are being vetted to see if they're Trump supporters, resulting in some uploading photos of themselves on social media with red MAGA caps on :-) ..."
Jan 19, 2021 | www.rt.com

Some pointed out that the accusations leveled at Trump supporters could just as easily be lobbed back at their accusers – specifically the part of Hassan's checklist in which the cult member is discouraged from seeking " outside " sources of information and gaslighted with revised versions of the past.

Jenny @55Massey Replying to @Lesqueenb ...

Read the soldiers are being vetted to see if they're Trump supporters, resulting in some uploading photos of themselves on social media with red MAGA caps on :-)

[Jan 19, 2021] When it is better to be a conspiracy theorist

Jan 19, 2021 | i.postimg.cc

Eva Bartlett Retweeted

Phil Greaves @PhilGreaves01

Better to be a conspiracy theorist than a bootlicking fantasist who thinks a bunch of eugenicist billionaire parasites are just 'incompetently' trying to save pensioners from a media-inflated flu, but 'mistakenly' imprisoning & fleecing the population in the process.

We warned these people relentlessly that the despotic 'public health' policies they demanded from the regime would immiserate millions more workers, they laughed and mocked us, now they cry crocodile tears at the obvious consequences which they enabled.

[Jan 19, 2021] What Twitter does when hashtag #1984 suddenly became popular

While it's true that #1984 can't be used as a hashtag, this has nothing to do with censorship, politics, Trump, or the Capitol riot. Twitter does not let users create hashtags solely from numbers. You can't make a hashtag for #1234, #2021, or any other string of numbers. But humorists and neoliberal MSM are elible to exaggerate things ;-)
Jan 19, 2021 | kononenkome.livejournal.com

Right, it banned this hashtag .

[Jan 19, 2021] Say your prayers and the Pledge of Allegiance every night and tomorrow you'll be feeling all right

Jan 19, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

downtownhaiku, Jan 19 2021 22:46 utc | 46

Say your prayers and the Pledge of Allegiance every night
And tomorrow you'll be feeling all right

House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
Mimi and Richard Farina

I knew Richard and Mimi in 1963

https://genius.com/Mimi-and-richard-farina-house-un-american-blues-activity-dream-lyrics

[Jan 19, 2021] Rabid fighter for gender neutral terms Pelosi, the term "Mr. President" and poor Joe Biden

Abridged Google translation
Jan 19, 2021 | kononenko.me

Rabid fighter for gender nutral terms, the Speaker of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi, is eighty years old. It's time to think about something eternal. And what could be more eternal than the great and mighty English language. Known for its vast vocabulary. Which the Democratic congressional caucus decided to slightly reduce by voting on Monday for new rules for official record-keeping.

Instead of the words "he" or "she", it is now recommended to use the gender-neutral terms. Instead of "father", "mother", "son", "daughter", "brother", "sister", "uncle", "aunt" -- generalized "parent" or " child". And instead of "brother" and "sister", it is better to use the word "sibling". And so on.

Which means Joseph Biden got very unlucky. Because every one of the forty-five presidents before him was called " Mr. President." And "mister" is no longer allowed. Because this word has a clear gender connotation.

And there's nothing he can do about it: the law is the law.

[Jan 19, 2021] A slippery slope of unsubstantiated assumptions

Abridged and edited Google translation
Jan 19, 2021 | kononenkome.livejournal.com

For ten years, humanity has been preparing to meet the coronavirus pandemic prepared, if not from a medical point of view, then at least from the technological point of view. And maybe with the medical one, too -- after all, we do not encounter the achievements of genetic modeling in everyday life as often as with the achievements of digital technologies. But the minimum time frame for the development of a coronavirus vaccine seems to tell us that in this area, too, the past ten years have not been lost for all of us.

And here we are faced with a dialectical contradiction. On the one hand, technology has enabled us to withstand the pandemic and adapt to to working from home for those who can allow it. On the other hand, if it were not for technology, there would be no pandemic.

It would be no air travel, no places of the big congestion of people, without a developed industry of tourism and travelling. And-who knows-maybe the virus itself would not exist without technology. Although here I am entering on a slippery slope of unsubstantiated assumptions.

[Jan 19, 2021] I think Catherine Austin Fitts had the perfect term for Q "hope porn".

Jan 19, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Judith , Jan 18, 2021 12:47 PM Reply to Moneycircus

I think Catherine Austin Fitts had the perfect term for Q – "hope porn".

I read Q a few times based on a friends repeated exclamations that the indictments were coming. This went on for 4 years. Nothing.

I tend to think it was just part of the theatre of the absurd which is what American politics is.

It would be humorous if it was not so tragic.

[Jan 19, 2021] While soldiers were trying to rest on ithe marble floors of Capitol, Pompeo tweeted "Being the greatest country on earth is not just about our incredible economy our strong military; it's about the values we project out into the world. I believe in America, and American goodness."

Jan 19, 2021 | www.strategic-culture.org

It is difficult to agree that the "values" spoken of by Pompeo equate with the Washington Post report on January 14 that the National Mall in Washington will have to be closed on the day of Mr Biden's inauguration as 46 th President of his nation.

The Post noted with dismay that

"The extraordinary closure is the latest in a series of security measures to harden the city against the type of violence that rocked the Capitol on January 6. Local and federal officials had already established a downtown security zone and called up more than 20,000 National Guard troops to protect the presidential swearing in on January 20. The move is significant because the Mall has been the traditional site where much of the general public has gathered to view the inauguration at the Capitol in person."

It would not be surprising if a similar paragraph had appeared in the media concerning such cities as Baghdad, Tripoli or Kabul, which have suffered grievously from U.S. attacks, simply because these places are unstable to the point of collapse.

But for this sort of military action to be necessary in the national capital of "the greatest country on earth" is a sad indication of the depth to which Trump has taken America.

[Jan 19, 2021] Boomerang returns: within just 72 hours of ban madness starting, "Telegram" gained 25 million new users

Jan 19, 2021 | www.strategic-culture.org

... within just 72 hours of this ban madness starting, Russian Social Media/Messenger Platform "Telegram" gained 25 million new users . This is unlikely to be a fluke or coincidence. Furthermore, this new member surge brings the total user base to healthy 500 million.

It is important to note that there are only some 250 million+ Russian speakers on the planet and not all of them like to follow intellectual feeds and memes on Telegram.

This means that the majority of Telegram's audience are now not connected to Russia in any way. The platform has reached the critical mass needed to become a mainstay of daily life across the globe.

... During the Cold War, thanks to the dismal state of Soviet media, the youth of the USSR was listening to Radio Freedom and doing anything that it could to jump into the Western media sphere of influence.

It was simply the better alternative that gave them breathing room to think about life without a framed Lenin picture in the background

[Jan 19, 2021] "Paranoia strikes deep -- into my soul it creeps": Internet and phone lines cut off in the Russian consulate in New York

Jan 19, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Passer by , Jan 19 2021 19:49 utc | 14

Internet and phone lines cut off in the Russian consulate in New York.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/russia-us-new-york-consulate-phone-lines-b1789485.html

Sunny Runny Burger , Jan 19 2021 20:57 utc | 23

The stuff about the NY consulate really sets me off, Sputnik said the phones are down for two days running and internet intermittent.

It's hard to guess at the reason for any of it since it could be almost anything (and pretty much entirely stupid no matter what) but what's much more noticeable is the apparent lack of interest in truly clarifying what the hell the point is/was supposed to be (instead of bs) from anyone inside anywhere in the US government structures, or intelligence services, or armed forces.

Dystopian and dysfunctional become synonyms at some point.

Other than that I'm only waiting to see if anything within the Pentagon will get a move on to clear up all the mess (rather than "worrying" about National Guards who will do whatever they're told). If anything happens I expect it to be clean and orderly and then after the fact maybe the NG troops will be told something or the other a little before everyone else, and that's about it. They don't have any need to know about anything in advance or as it happens.

That's just me, at least a little bit more realistic in my "if-so" than the FBI and Pelosi gang? :)

[Jan 17, 2021] The pot calling the kettle black: Liz Cheney forgot about Bush II administration crimes

Liz Cheney who probably got her position due to her father might well overplayed her hand.
Jan 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

MhOOMan 5 hours ago remove link

Below is a list of which House Republicans voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday.

[Jan 17, 2021] There is a better chance of Joe Biden remembering his own name tomorrow than the Blue Team admitting that the impeachment was bogus

Jan 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

LetThemEatRand

There is a better chance of Joe Biden remembering his own name tomorrow than the Blue Team admitting that the impeachment was bogus, no matter how strong the evidence.

They knew before the impeachment.

[Jan 17, 2021] Trump finally succeeded at getting Congress to build his wall

Jan 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Runny knows

Trump finally succeeded at getting Congress to build his wall.

Can we bill Mexico for the wall built around the Capitol?

[Jan 17, 2021] "79% of Americans think the US is falling apart" those not accounted for are possibly homeless or illiterate and don't have the opportunity of putting their view forward

Highly recommended!
In the reality the USA is not falling apart. It is neoliberalism that is falling apart and this is just how common people feel during the collapse of neliberalism.
Jan 17, 2021 | www.rt.com

OneHorseGuy 1 day ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:17 PM

"79% of Americans think the US is falling apart" those not accounted for are possibly homeless or illiterate and don't have the opportunity of putting their view forward.
RTaccount 1 day ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:22 PM
There will be no peace, no unity, and no prosperity. And there shouldn't be.
TheFishh RTaccount 1 day ago 15 Jan, 2021 03:38 PM
The US regimes past and present have worn out their bag of tricks. A magician is a con-man. And the only way they can entertain and spellbind the crowd with their routines is if everyone just ignores the sleight of hand. But people are starting to call the US out for the tricks it is pulling, and that's where the magician's career ends.
SJMan333 23 hours ago 16 Jan, 2021 01:02 AM
America as a whole is now reaping the fruits of its decades of exceptionalism complex. Through its propaganda machine, Americans as individuals and collectively as a society, have been brainwashed into believing that laws, rules and basic human decency do not apply to themselves. These are only sweetened poisons for them to shove down the throats of other lesser countries, especially those in Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia ((bluntly put, non-white countries)) when it suited America's global resource thievery and daylight wealth grabbing. Habitualized into bullying every other countries with no resistance, Americans are now showing their ugly faces on each other. The same exceptionalism delusion "the laws apply to you, not me'' is driving every American (except the colored Americans probably) to blame all the ills of the country on everyone else except himself. Nancy Pelosi advocated total lock-down but treated herself to a total grooming in a hair saloon is just one example. For the sins it has committed over the decades, I guess the time is right for USA to have a dose of its own medicine. Except in this case, America never thought it necessary to develop an antidote.

[Jan 17, 2021] Hollywood could teach Joseph Stalin some new tricks about erasing history amid calls to remove Trump's 'Home Alone' cameo by Robert Bridge

Jan 15, 2021 | www.rt.com

Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. He is the author of 'Midnight in the American Empire,' How Corporations and Their Political Servants are Destroying the American Hollywood could teach Joseph Stalin some new tricks about erasing history amid calls to remove Trump's 'Home Alone' cameo 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' (1992) Dir: Chris Columbus Hughes Entertainment, 20th Century Fox

Cancel culture is now rampant in the entertainment industry, which wants to edit Trump from Hollywood history. Stalin would be proud, but this kind of thinking is dangerous and could have devastating consequences for the US.

If you blinked, you'd have missed it – a brief cameo appearance by Donald Trump speaking to child actor Macaulay Culkin in the 1992 film ' Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' .

//www.youtube.com/embed/r1WngHOFYVQ

The now notorious scene takes place inside the iconic Plaza Hotel where Trump tells Culkin, playing the role of Kevin McCallister in the popular Christmas film, " down the hall and to the left ." Not exactly R-rated material. Fast forward to these touchy times and Culkin says he is " sold " on the idea of having Trump digitally replaced from the John Hughes film.

So it's not enough to vote out Donald Trump after four tumultuous years in the White House; it's not enough to impeach him, twice; it's not enough to remove him from every major social media platform, effectively alienating him from his 75 million supporters. Now the insatiable woke wolves must work retroactively to delete from the public mind any positive associations it may still have with the real estate magnate turned American president.

But this little harangue is not really about Donald Trump, nor is it about Hollywood, where the annual Academy Award ceremonies have become blood-curdling 1984-style Trump hate-fests. Even less is this about Macaulay Culkin, who, like many other famous child actors, has struggled throughout adulthood to prove he's just as lovable as his former pintsize self. Instead, this is about the dangers of forgetting history and being " condemned to repeat it. "

READ MORE Welcome to the Big Tech Sweepstakes, where BLM looters win corporate prizes, and Capitol Hill rioters get the boot! Welcome to the Big Tech Sweepstakes, where BLM looters win corporate prizes, and Capitol Hill rioters get the boot!

Whether Hollywood has forgotten or not, there have been other attempts throughout history to erase the historical record. One famous case involved that of Nikolay Yezhov, the head of the feared NKVD under Joseph Stalin, who presided over trials and executions (1936-1938) during the Great Purge, a rather joyless period when hundreds of thousands perished without a trace.

[Jan 15, 2021] So now that BLM and ANTIFA have been implicated with the events of Jan 6th in DC, can we just say it was a mostly peaceful protest and everyone can go on to the next manufactured crisis?

Jan 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tom , Jan 15 2021 21:12 utc | 122

So now that BLM and ANTIFA have been implicated with the events of Jan 6th in DC, can we just say it was a mostly peaceful protest and everyone can go on to the next manufactured crisis?

[Jan 15, 2021] What qualifications do you need to have to join the US Congress

Notable quotes:
"... They all laughed and Schummer said " What qualifications do you have to join us" the old man said. " I am old, sick and suffer from dementia" ..."
Jan 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Quite.shocking

An old man went to Congress and ask to see Pelosi, Schummer and Biden, at first they refused but he insisted and they felt sorry for him and took him in. Pelosi ask him "Why did you come to Washington". He said " I want to join you in Congress".

They all laughed and Schummer said " What qualifications do you have to join us" the old man said. " I am old, sick and suffer from dementia"

[Jan 15, 2021] Replacement of the Bill of Rights, with the Bill of Don'ts

Jan 15, 2021 | www.rt.com

In their efforts to expunge the Trump movement from memory let alone existence, these neo-Stalinists are hellbent on nullifying constitutionally guaranteed rights – freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the right to bear arms are under assault.

In place of the Bill of Rights, they would impose a Bill of Don'ts:

Don't say what we don't want to hear.

Don't gather where we don't allow, especially if you are a 'deplorable'.

Don't bother petitioning for grievances, because we don't care. Don't own weapons and don't defend yourself when you or your property are attacked, even as the police are defunded.

Don't tell us about your right to privacy because our right to surveil you supersedes it.

Don't tell us you have the right to confront the witnesses aligned against you, or see the evidence alleged against you, or to present evidence and witnesses in your own defense. That's your white privilege speaking, and we will not tolerate hate speech.

Don't expect us to be bound by due process or the rule of law. Feelings and desired outcomes trump facts and rules, both of which are tools of oppression, relics of the fascist patriarchy.

Don't object, or we will cancel you entirely from these Disunited States of Woketopia.

And first and foremost, don't dare have the temerity to question election results that have handed us uncontested power.

Only authoritarians sanction this state of affairs. The harm they will do, as they neglect and inflict further pain on the Republic, will be immeasurable. The nation is failing, not merely because it is divided, but because a contingent has rejected its foundational principles. That contingent is now in control.

[Jan 15, 2021] Students at Harvard University are petitioning to have the degrees of alumni who supported Trump revoked. Bless their little hearts!

Those are not students. Those are young neoliberals ;-) Or may be intensive studies exhausted them so that they are reaching a point of mental stupification.
Jan 15, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Pilgrims, students at Harvard University are petitioning to have the degrees of alumni who supported Trump revoked. Bless their little hearts!

[Jan 15, 2021] Is Twitter CEO Jack Dorcey guilty of violation of the Presidential Records Act of 1978?

Jan 15, 2021 | www.unz.com

Coll Doll , says: January 15, 2021 at 2:18 pm GMT • 3.8 hours ago

When Trump used his government twitter account to send tweets, aren't all those tweets protected by the Presidential Records Act of 1978? https://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/laws/1978-act.html

[Jan 15, 2021] This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

sinetist: "This confirms my belief that the movie "They Live" is actually a documentary."
Jan 15, 2021 | www.youtube.com

Multiple local news stations say the same thing verbatim - YouTube


Quinn Taylor , 2 years ago

Mom pick me up it's scary here

chaoticcranium , 8 months ago

This is extremely dangerous to our hypocrisy.

Heidi Melcarek , 2 years ago

So ironic their own message is being used to show what puppets they are...

Meme Machine , 8 months ago

This is what happens when five companies control almost all Media.

thegdoat1 , 7 months ago

I can't believe this hasn't been removed yet.

Rebecca A , 8 months ago

I feel like I'm in the book "The Giver" and I'm just now seeing how brain washed we all are. We're spoon fed shit by pretty people on tv and are expected to accept it as the only truth we'll ever need.

webhead2777 , 2 years ago

Fake news is extremely dangerous to democracy

[Jan 15, 2021] With her impeachment mania Pelosi became an epitome of America - exceptionalism, vindictiveness and total lack of self awareness. It's like looking at yourself in the mirror and hating what you see

Edited for clarity...
Jan 15, 2021 | www.rt.com

Mira Golub 9 January, 2021 9 Jan, 2021 08:45 AM

Pelosi is an epitome of America - exceptionalism, incompetence, vindictiveness and total lack of self awareness. It's like looking at yourself in the mirror and hating what you see.

[Jan 15, 2021] For example, the target tries to open the door of his own dwelling while keeping in the other hand a dangerously looking sandwich

Jan 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Piotr Berman , Jan 15 2021 14:18 utc | 102

Cop shoots lady in the back. Lady who is no threat to him at all. She is entering a small hallway where there are three or more cops with rifles. The situation is completely under control and a lady gets shot in the back.

And still no one is nervous, no one takes cover. They all just stand there. Cop who flouts all rules has just discharged his firearm for no good reason ...

Posted by: oldhippie | Jan 15 2021 11:42 utc | 94

On the basis of other video of police shootings, fatal and found blameless by prosecutors and/or grand juries, the cop action was more justified than most. For example, it is more typical that the deceased citizen is shot in the back while trying to escape, frontally in the chest while immobilized etc. The lady was advancing at the cop, momentarily with her behind first, and looked quite a bit more fit. She was squeezing through a window in a door panel that was cleared from glass mostly by others. Perhaps she took the initiative being slimmer then the majority of the crowd -- the crowd and the cops "looked like America", i.e. mostly chubby. Yea, that meant that most of them would not repeat what she was doing.

What I am trying to say is that the shooting was FULLY within de-facto norms in U.S.A. Cops have an absolute right to be panicking beyond reason in a wide variety of situation, and I never read about cops being instructed to shoot first at body parts that do not cause death and to stop shooting once the target cannot move. For example, the target tries to open the door of his own dwelling while keeping in the other hand a dangerously looking sandwich. I bet he was shot in the back, but we are not suppose to second guess split second decisions motivated by the defense of lives of common people.

[Jan 15, 2021] Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham has taken a harsh stance against the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, comparing the "betrayal" to that of Judas turning on Jesus Christ.

Jan 15, 2021 | www.rt.com

"Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with Speaker Pelosi & the House Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday," Graham tweeted on Thursday. "After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back & betray him so quickly? What was done yesterday only further divides our nation."

In a separate Facebook post, Graham, a longtime influential supporter of the president, further elaborated on his disappointment.

House Democrats impeached him because they "hate him and want to do as much damage as they can," he wrote. "And these ten, from [Trump's] own party, joined in the feeding frenzy. It makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were that [Democratic House] Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi promised for this betrayal."

[Jan 15, 2021] Nuland boomerang returns: the current situation is eerily similar to Provisional Government in Ukraine in 2014. Half of the country does not view it as legitimate

Jan 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

William Dorritt 1 hour ago

The Putsch Govt and Tech & Media Oligarchs are "Riding the Tiger"

The reason I'm laughing, is because Joe and the deep state are exposing themselves for who they are, a bunch of corrupt government officials who don't have the support of the citizens.

Joe is going to have a really hard time unless they institutionalize the election fraud and continue it, which is my biggest fear because it means we've become a corrupt banana republic, and poverty will quickly ensue.

Big government brings poverty to the public (and riches to the deep state) while freedom (i.e., small government that just protects our freedoms, rather than socialism that promises to provide for us but instead brings government forcing us to work) brings prosperity to the people.

[Jan 15, 2021] Due to travel restrictions abroad, Americans have done a coup at home

Jan 15, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

JOKES. Just heard this one: I can make anti-Putin jokes on Russian social media. So, what, I can make anti-Putin jokes on Western social media. (A re-tread of a Soviet-era joke). Or this: Due to travel restrictions abroad, Americans have done a coup at home.

[Jan 15, 2021] Donald Trump has been deleted from the internet

Jan 15, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Donald Trump has been deleted from the internet.

He hasn't been put behind a warning or had his followers reduced, or been forced to switch platforms. He's gone.

Snapchat. Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. Google. Amazon. Instagram. Shopify. Twitch. Tiktok. Gone.

[Jan 15, 2021] It turned out that a whole class of ships, on which America had pinned great hopes a couple of decades ago, turned out to be utterly incapable of combat

Jan 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao , Jan 15 2021 4:38 utc | 67

A major scandal is unfolding in the US naval community. It turned out that a whole class of ships, on which America had pinned great hopes a couple of decades ago, turned out to be utterly incapable of combat. What exactly are the problems with these ships? Why did they only show up now? What does the massive corruption in the United States have to do with what is happening?

Political events in the United States have overshadowed everything that happens in this country. Including one event related to the Navy, which would indeed have exploded.

We are talking about a whole type of warships, both already delivered to the US Navy, and those still under construction – the so-called Littoral combat ship (LCS) of the Freedom type. And it's not that they're useless. And not at the prohibitive cost. And not even that the gearboxes of the ship's main power plant (GEM) do not withstand the maximum stroke, and with the speed of 47 knots, which was the ridge of this project, he will never be able to walk – they also resigned themselves to this.

But at the end of 2020, it turned out that they generally cannot move faster than a dry cargo ship for more or less a long time. That is, it is not just scrapping metal; it is also almost stationary scrap metal.

https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2021/01/13/american-warships-of-one-class-turn-into-a-metal-scrub/

[Jan 15, 2021] Seems to me you can always count on neoliberal Dems to overplay their hand. They lack the true artist's sense of when to quit

Jan 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

ian , Jan 15 2021 4:16 utc | 71

"The Democrats aren't stupid."

I'm not sure about that. Seems to me you can always count on them to overplay their hand. They lack the true artist's sense of when to quit, and they don't trust anyone to draw their own conclusions. So you get these apocalyptic remarks about 'assaulting the very temple of Democracy!' or similar nonsense, when everyone can see it was a bunch of hooligans acting out in a demonstration that got too rowdy.

The smart thing would be to just let it slide - ignore him, treat him as something humorous and irrelevant - and just move on. Treat it like 'this was unpleasant, but we've got more important things to worry about'. In other words, defuse things. The one thing Trump has always tried to be is the center of attention - so the best way of punishing him is to relegate him to obscurity.

It is especially stupid to let the impeachment trial continue past the inauguration - it will compete for attention with Biden's legislative agenda and you can count on Trump to drag it out as long as possible. It is also open to challenge on constitutional grounds.

[Jan 14, 2021] Those who do not remember history are designed to repeat it

Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

LA_Goldbug

Thanks to the following website I am reminded of something I hardly remember today. Back on November 7, 1983 the Senate was BOMBED !!!!

"[M19 member Susan] Rosenberg, sentenced to 58 years on explosives charges, was pardoned by President Bill Clinton on his last day in office. [M19 member] Judith Clark, convicted of murder in the Brinks case, had her sentence commuted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo "

"Susan Rosenberg [long after Bill Clinton pardoned her] has served as vice chair of the board of directors for Thousand Currents, an organization that provides fundraising and fiscal sponsorship for the Black Lives Matter Global Movement ."

https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2021/01/13/bomb-set-off-in-senate-building-bill-clinton-pardons-the-perp/

The people involved were pardoned by Clinton and Cuomo !

[Jan 14, 2021] Appetite comes with the meal

Notable quotes:
"... "There is an ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden's laptop in being bought and paid for by Chinese communist energy companies," she continued ..."
Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Lucius Septimius Pertinax

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/marjorie-taylor-greene-impeachment-articles-gop/2021/01/13/id/1005516/

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Newsmax TV: Filing to Impeach Joe Biden

"I would like to announce on behalf of the American people, we have to make sure that our leaders are held accountable. We cannot have a president of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies."

"We don't need a man serving in the presidency of the United States who is guilty of committing the crime of abuse of power and is under investigation with Hunter Biden's laptop, his very own son."

"There is an ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden's laptop in being bought and paid for by Chinese communist energy companies," she continued

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...Not enough votes to impeach or convict...

[Jan 14, 2021] 25 Organizations Say Victoria Nuland Should Be Rejected

Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

EyeClean 41 minutes ago

I wouldn't hire this woman to take out my garbage.

Pliskin 39 minutes ago

I would hire a garbage-man to take out this woman..!

[Jan 14, 2021] Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment expect 'someone may try to KILL us,' buying body armor, says congressman

Note "which is a reimbursable purchase that we can make"
Jan 14, 2021 | www.rt.com

"Many of us are altering our routines, working to get body armor, which is a reimbursable purchase that we can make," Meijer told MSNBC in a Thursday interview.

Dennis Wayne Pennenga 3 hours ago 14 Jan, 2021 06:05 PM

Better wear helmets too.
Paulino Avina Dennis Wayne Pennenga 1 hour ago 14 Jan, 2021 08:29 PM
White?

[Jan 14, 2021] Pelosi's 2017 tweet where she claimed "Our election was hijacked. There is no question" resurfaces

You can't expect 80 year old woman to remember her old Twits
Jan 14, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

James , Jan 14 2021 18:28 utc | 4

Twitter hypocrisy?
Pelosi's 2017 tweet where she claimed "Our election was hijacked. There is no question" resurfaces
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56183.htm

[Jan 14, 2021] How to call Biden administration if we assume it is coming to power after another false flag operation similar to Reischag fire?

Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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Linguo 5 hours ago remove link

They can also call it the Fourth/Neoliberal Reich.

Handful of Dust 5 hours ago

Well, it looks like another 4 years of getting absolutely nothing done to improve the quality of life for the "everyday Americans."

Every day a sh*tshow and more hate without getting anything constructive accomplished.

For new bridges, roads, ultra modern airports, you'll have to move to China or Vietnam these days. You may not like them, but they get stuff done.

MrNoItAll 5 hours ago

If you can't see that the whole capitol riot fiasco was a staged and manipulated event intended to achieve propaganda goals, then you must be blind.

[Jan 14, 2021] How does that work after Trump has already resigned? This is just childish idiocy, in fact much worse.

Jan 14, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Norwegian , Jan 13 2021 22:35 utc | 40

@Bemildred | Jan 13 2021 21:48 utc | 28

House voted to impeach again.

How does that work after Trump has already resigned? This is just childish idiocy, in fact much worse. Does this mean that Biden/Harris have no other policies than being anti Trump? So now they want to make him a martyr? This looks like it is going to blow up in their faces, figuratively or literally.

Bemildred , Jan 13 2021 23:28 utc | 56

Posted by: Norwegian | Jan 13 2021 22:35 utc | 40

Trump's 2nd impeachment: what it reminds me of is the impeachment of Andrew Johnson during reconstruction, a lot of historical resonance there, the bitterness, the desire to undo as much as possible, and I'd say that this now is in some sense unfinished business from back then.


[Jan 14, 2021] Fellow-Satanists, honored guests from Democratic and Republican Parties, ladies and gentlemen

Jan 14, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mario , Jan 14 2021 0:56 utc | 67

Dimitri Orlov:

"...Fellow-Satanists, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen! The year 2020 has been a banner year for our society and for His Satanic Majesty! [Applause]

Our major success of 2020, of course, was in locking down half the planet by hyping a not-too-dangerous respiratory virus that's mostly dangerous for the old and the sick with the help of Satanic Minion Tedros Adhanom Boutros-Boutros-Boutros Ghebreyesus at our affiliate World Health Organization. This has allowed us to proactively set in motion a controlled demolition of the global economy. It stands to greatly enrich our members, whereas the inevitable spontaneous collapse would have wiped us out. [Enthusiastic applause, shouts of "Bravo!"]

Still, we must not grow complacent; the virus ploy will stop working for us at some point. We do not want to find ourselves in the situation of a Boutros-Boutros-Boutros who cried wolf one time too many! The hype is wearing off already. The use of the term "lockdown" was unfortunate; after all, it is US prison slang for locking inmates in their cells. Plus those damnable Russians seem to have developed their Sputnik-V, a vaccine that actually works. Now everybody seems to want it instead of our preferred toxic, fertility-destroying potions. Still, it brought tears of joy to many a Satanist's face watching millions of people wear face masks and stand 1,5 meters apart just as shown in Stanley Kubrik's excellent film "Eyes Wide Shut" starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. [Confused looks; some stifled guffaws, a smattering of applause]..."
http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2020/12/world-satanic-society-2020-year-end.html#more

[Jan 14, 2021] Pelosi: It is alarming that here in our nation's capital, the thousands who have turned out peacefully have been confronted with the deployment of various security officers from multiple jurisdictions, including unidentified federal law enforcement personnel.

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JohnGault 3 hours ago (Edited)

June 4, 2020

The Honorable Donald J. Trump

President of the United States

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest

Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Across the nation, Americans are peacefully protesting to demand an end to the pattern of racial injustice and police brutality that has killed so many innocent Americans, as we saw most recently in the murder of George Floyd.

It is alarming that here in our nation's capital, the thousands who have turned out peacefully have been confronted with the deployment of various security officers from multiple jurisdictions, including unidentified federal law enforcement personnel.

We have seen soldiers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We have witnessed Bureau of Prisons officers in Lafayette Square. We have seen National Park Service officers hassling peaceful protestors. Several states have deployed members of their National Guard to D.C. This is in addition to the FBI and other security forces operating in our nation's capital.

We are concerned about the increased militarization and lack of clarity that may increase chaos. I am writing to request a full list of the agencies involved and clarifications of the roles and responsibilities of the troops and federal law enforcement resources operating in the city. Congress and the American people need to know who is in charge, what is the chain of command, what is the mission, and by what authority is the National Guard from other states operating in the capital.

To make matters worse, some officers have refused to provide identification and have been deployed without identifying insignias, badges and name plates. The practice of officers operating with full anonymity undermines accountability, ignites government distrust and suspicion, and is counter to the principle of procedural justice and legitimacy during this precarious moment in our nation's history.

The Department of Justice itself in the past has stated that allowing officers to work anonymously creates "mistrust and undermines accountability" and "conveys a message to community members that, through anonymity, officers may seek to act with impunity." In recent days, many former high-level DOJ officials have echoed these concerns and warned that allowing federal law enforcement officers to operate without identification can fatally weaken oversight efforts and fails to send the message that abuse will not be tolerated.

As peaceful people all over the country turn out to honor the memory of George Floyd and protest for change, we must ensure that their safety and their constitutional rights are being respected.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.

Sincerely,

NANCY PELOSI

Speaker of the House

Besides the obvious irony, the funniest part of this letter is that Pelosi calls crowds that took control over parts of cities, caused over $1bn in damage, and cost the lives of over a dozen people "peaceful"...

You cant have it both ways, lady....

[Jan 14, 2021] Why not to make it a hat trick impeachment like in hockey!

Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Itchy and Scratchy 4 hours ago

The DemonRats still have a week and could impeach him for a 3rd time! Like a hat trick in hockey!

MongoStraight 4 hours ago remove link

Look! Orange Man bad! Stop looking at those pesky election irregularities!

Art_Vandelay 4 hours ago remove link

I'm glad everyone is enjoying the theater. They have to keep the masses focused on this soap opera. Double the homelessness is not good optics during this great depression.

Schroedingers Cat 4 hours ago remove link

Trump Close To Filling Impeachment Punch Card For Free Sub Sandwich https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-closing-in-on-filling-impeachment-punch-card-for-free-sub-sandwich

John Hansen 5 hours ago

Impeachment used to mean something. Now it just means you scared a bunch of girls and old women.

Iron Noob 5 hours ago remove link

Right now, I'm really wishing Buffalo Man were still Speaker.

John Hansen 5 hours ago

Mostly peaceful protest = mostly pointless political show trial.

[Jan 14, 2021] Looks like Pelosi still has sence of humor: she named Rep. Eric Swalwell among Trump impeachment managers

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BarkingWolf 4 hours ago (Edited)

Speaker Pelosi names Rep. Eric Swalwell among Trump impeachment managers

boyplunger7777 1 hour ago (Edited)

Eric "Fang Fang" Swalwell leading the impeachment committee. If this doesn't say it all about how Dems have betrayed the average American I do not know what does. Americans will not forget this.

[Jan 13, 2021] A valid question: if the attack on the Capitol was already so clumsy and ineffective, how could those same people succeed in the much more difficult task of seccession?

Jan 13, 2021 | www.unz.com

Franklin Ryckaert , says: January 13, 2021 at 8:16 am GMT • 13.6 hours ago

If the attack on the Capitol was already so clumsy and ineffective, how could those same people succeed in the much more difficult task of seccession?

[Jan 13, 2021] "The world is upside down and the vertigo is making my stomach hurt."

Jan 13, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao Cheng Ji , Jan 12 2021 21:54 utc | 31

Sorry about that.

Mario , Jan 12 2021 22:01 utc | 3 2

Thierry Meyssan:
...Blinded, the rest of the world did not see that the United States has reverted to what it was in the first four years of its foundation: an oligarchic system, this time in the service of a class of international billionaires.
https://www.voltairenet.org/article211917.html

What a shame!!!

[Jan 13, 2021] There is a simple way for the mob to win the long run.

Jan 13, 2021 | www.unz.com

Priss Factor , says: Website January 12, 2021 at 9:30 pm GMT • 6.8 hours ago

Look, the deep state is after the mob, but this can't last long.

After 9/11, it was like the panic would never be forgotten, but people soon forgot about it.

There is a simple way for the mob to win the long run.

Turn 1/6 into a populist holiday and celebrate it every year. Have BBQs and get together.

Do it every year, and there is nothing the deep state can do about it. Think long-term.

[Jan 13, 2021] Many protesters were recorded saying that the Capitol building belonged to the people, not to the people working in it on behalf of the people. They are right.

Jan 13, 2021 | www.unz.com

Don Bacon , says: January 12, 2021 at 3:34 pm GMT • 12.7 hours ago

re: "Many protesters were recorded saying that the Capitol building belonged to the people, not to the people working in it on behalf of the people. They are right."

from the web at house.gov: " Time for a Tour: Visiting the People's House . . .If you are planning a trip to the U.S. Capitol and want to know more before you arrive. . .
https://history.house.gov/Education/Capitol-Tour/Capitol-Tour/

[Jan 13, 2021] Those who for four year chanted (Trump) "not my president" should be surprised to hear now chants "Biden-not our President!'

Jan 13, 2021 | www.unz.com

erfudzie , says: January 12, 2021 at 2:36 pm GMT • 13.7 hours ago

This is an excellent article.

The Clintonites touted (Trump) "not my president" . Well it's our turn now, "Biden-not our President!' and like a wedding and marriage, the biblical phrase, "the two become one" applies therefor, Harris isn't either!

Did I hear someone say, nuclear codes? Hello, America you've just muscled into office a senile old dote who can't put two sentences together he's got his shaky finger the button now

[Jan 13, 2021] Can Americans who seem to be in a persistent, calorie-burning state of willful ignorance and stupidity self-govern?

Jan 13, 2021 | www.unz.com

SimplePseudonymicHandle , says: January 12, 2021 at 2:07 pm GMT • 14.2 hours ago

The Saker is capable of superb writing when he chains his inner imp and refuses to indulge his adolescent GI Joe fantasies.

The essential question is: can Americans who do not understand Marxism or socialism – and who seem in self-conscious refusal to understand – to be in a persistent, calorie-burning state of willful ignorance and stupidity – can such Americans self-govern?

[Jan 13, 2021] Looking at the old, Obama-era, names which are circulated now for future Cabinet positions, we can bet on two things: the new rulers will be as evil as they will be grossly incompetent

Jan 13, 2021 | www.unz.com

anonymous [105] Disclaimer , says: January 12, 2021 at 12:22 pm GMT • 15.9 hours ago

@obwandiyag tol false flag). This will be a Soviet-style gerontocracy with senile figureheads pretending to be in power (think Biden vs Chernenko here). Looking at the old, Obama-era, names which are circulated now for future Cabinet positions, we can bet on two things: the new rulers will be as evil as they will be grossly incompetent, mostly due to their crass lack of education (even Nuland and Psaki are back, it appears!). The Biden admin will be similar to the rule of Kerensky in "democratic" Russia: chaos, violence, lots and lots of speeches and total social and economic chaos. The next crucial, and even frightening, question now is: what will replace this US version of a Kerensky regime?

[Jan 13, 2021] Biden is a wonderful man, with a gigantic heart and the will to put this country right. Also, his spouse, Dr. Jill Biden, along with their son, Hunter (an heroic figure himself) will guide the nation forward.

Jan 13, 2021 | www.unz.com

Just another serf , says: January 12, 2021 at 6:24 am GMT • 21.9 hours ago

The best we can hope for from President Biden's administration, is possibly a UBI of $1,200/month granted to the legacy white populace. That guaranteed income would allow those racists a modest diet, heat in the winter, some gasoline to drive their vehicles and some basic medical care.

Joseph Biden has been in public service now for nearly 60 years. He's seen the inequalities, the systemic racism throughout his career. The nation is fortunate that he's still alive and possesses the energy and conviction to finally change things.

He's a wonderful man, with a gigantic heart and the will to put this country right. Also, his spouse, Dr. Jill Biden, along with their son, Hunter (an heroic figure himself) will guide the nation forward.

[Jan 13, 2021] Pompeo as Trump's Condie Rice

Jan 13, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Virgile , Jan 12 2021 19:27 utc | 13

Pompeo's last shouts before he competes with Condie Rice on making conferences about 'evil' and 'nefarious' Iran.
Trump and Pompeo are now deflated balloons...

[Jan 11, 2021] The level of hypocrisy that is really astounding by colonelcassad

Pictures are self-explanatory. Google translation of texts under them follows Pictures are self-explanatory. Google translation of texts under them follows
Jan 08, 2021 | colonelcassad.livejournal.com

Heroes of democracy

Heroes of democracy in Hong Kong and rioters storming the Capitol.

The Chinese of the Global Times are fretting over American doublethink and hypocrisy.

[Jan 11, 2021] Tales from forbidden city

Jan 11, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

" If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever. " - George Orwell.

Meme - Congress should wear jackets

Whitmer

[Jan 11, 2021] The wrath of neoliberal establishment and techno billionaires

Jan 11, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Breaking news:

Parler has not only been deplatformed from the App store, it was deplatformed by Google, amazon (AWS), and their email provider, and their lawyers.

" Additional precise and specific actions must also be taken: Reveal who is paying for advertisements, how....." said Mozilla, and it looks like a number of people followed instructions .

That'll keep them in line. Notice the narrative of the media that kept us informed of the mostly peaceful blah, blah, blah all summer long?

.... Meanwhile the head of the flight attendants union says 'rioters' should not be allowed to fly . Rumours are that some are already on the No Fly List. I wonder if any are Muslim?

[Jan 11, 2021] What Trump should do after being subjected to blanket ban from the USA social media providers

Jan 11, 2021 | www.rt.com

Michael Chan 1 day ago 9 Jan, 2021 03:10 PM

Trump should use Tik Tok or Wechat.

[Jan 11, 2021] Under neoliberalsm the checks and balances have been replaced with (Bank) checks and (Bank) balances

Jan 11, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

We are about to participate in "The Great Experiment V. 2.0" in my opinion. This decides which of the Georges, Washington and Orwell, is right. My money is on Orwell for a reason I will tell you later.

...The checks and balances have been replaced with (Bank) checks and (Bank) balances. The richest men in the world are overseeing this experiment which is going global quicker than you can say"Google". They are enabled by the University academics who as Raymond Asquith once observed are always prepared to provide an intellectual justification for vile acts if the price is right and journalists will laud said acts to the heavens as decent, moral doings if they want a paycheck next week from their masters.

The Legislature is bought. The Executive is bought. The Supreme Court are ninnies...

... And you enabled all this yourselves. When you applauded the Patriot Act. When you cheered at the vilification of muslims, "sand niggers", "rag heads". When you justified the use of torture. When you masturbated watching targeting videos of drone strikes on Afghans. When you credulously watched fantasies on television about "Irans nuclear threat". When you listened and watched uncritically (or perhaps with secret pleasure) as the media lied to you breathlessly about the President disporting himself on a urine soaked bed with Russian hookers. Where was your sense of outrage then? Every time you deny the humanity and human rights of anyone, no matter how vile they be, you are destroying your own rights.

[Jan 11, 2021] It is still too flattering.

Jan 11, 2021 | thesaker.is

Doubting Thomas on January 08, 2021 , · at 4:10 pm EST/EDT

He may have something to say. I get to "pressitutes" and stop reading. A made up word only a moron would use.

Beirut on January 08, 2021 , · at 4:55 pm EST/EDT

Doubting Thomas, you might have a point here.

The notion "presstitute" is likely far off, in that it is still too flattering. What kind of promiscuous garden tool variety would you deem appropriate, if I may enquire?

[Jan 11, 2021] This will be my last post online. It is not safe to do this any longer.

Jan 11, 2021 | thesaker.is

Bob on January 07, 2021 , · at 9:35 pm EST/EDT

There is reason for some optimism for the future of White Americans, if not for the USA. Yesterday was the proudest day of my entire life! When I saw those patriots, a great many of them middle aged people just like myself, march on the capitol and demand entry, I saw that the survival instinct of my fellow Americans may have been dormant, but it is not dead. It is now awakened and nothing will put it back to sleep now.

We embark now upon an epic struggle against powerful dark forces but at least now we will play on a field where our numbers can be brought to bear. We are the many, they the few. We will win this war, though I fear the cost is going to be greater than any struggle this nation has ever had to grapple with.

This will be my last post online. It is not safe to do this any longer. But please, continue with your work so long as you can do so in safety Dr. Roberts. It is more important now than ever. Thank you and Goodbye.

[Jan 11, 2021] The collapse of USSR is the worst thing that could happen to United States of America.

Jan 11, 2021 | thesaker.is

America's Color Revolution - The Vineyard of the Saker

Bosnian Croat on January 07, 2021 , · at 7:42 pm EST/EDT

I have said already, collapse of USSR is the worst thing that could happen to United States of America.

exiled off mainstreet on January 08, 2021 , · at 7:41 pm EST/EDT

They have converted this into a sort of Reichstag fire characteristic of fascist regimes consolidating power. Now they are labelling all opponents terrorists. They must be hoping to incite a civil war before the opposition can adequately organize and mobilize and consolidate a 21st century version of politically correct fascism where the prejudice is against the normal and the traditional majority.

[Jan 11, 2021] I think the Nobel Prize for medicine should go to the Canadian scientist who just isolated Covid by discovering it's most dangerous outside from 8pm to 5am.

Jan 11, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

EoinW , Jan 11 2021 13:05 utc | 114

Mao | Jan 10 2021 19:05 utc | 35

I think the Nobel Prize for medicine should go to the Canadian scientist who just isolated Covid by discovering it's most dangerous outside from 8pm to 5am. Thus the current curfew in Quebec, with Ontario joining shortly.

Second nominee: to the medical staff that discovered there's no Covid in big box stores.

Seriously, thank you for the Cuban link.

[Jan 11, 2021] This utter and reprehensible racist Pelosi

Pelosi clearly mentally deteriorated. Two blunders in one week (with the first being her call to Pentagon about nuclear codes) is too much.
Jan 11, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

'It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy,' Pelosi said."

I don't think people around the world think what happened at the capital was about whiteness. It's really too bad the Democratic Party leadership has such a simplistic view. It also shows how anti-white some white people can be and why they want so much immigration we don't need.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9131437/Nancy-Pelosi-accuses-MAGA-mob-stormed-Capitol-choosing-whiteness-democracy.html

[Jan 10, 2021] The horror and outrage of the Dem politicians were as fake as neoliberal MSM

Notable quotes:
"... During last year, many government buildings were taken over by Dem-sponsored BLM activists, and in not one case did the police use lethal weapons or even rush the protesters out of buildings. ..."
Jan 10, 2021 | www.unz.com

During last year, many government buildings were taken over by Dem-sponsored BLM activists, and in not one case did the police use lethal weapons or even rush the protesters out of buildings.

"Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the locked King Street entrance to the Capitol, chanting "Break down the door!" and "General strike!" Moments later, police ceded control of the State Street doors and allowed the crowd to surge inside, joining thousands who had already gathered in the Capitol to protest the votes. The area outside the Assembly, which is scheduled to take the bill up at 11 a.m. today, was crowded with protesters who chanted, "We're not leaving. Not this time."

Department of Administration spokesman Tim Donovan said although protesters were being encouraged to leave, no one would be forcibly removed. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said he had instructed Police Chief Noble Wray not to allow his officers to participate in removing demonstrators from the building."

[Jan 10, 2021] A real voice of neoliberal America

Jan 10, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao , Jan 10 2021 14:55 utc | 3

Voice of America CEO Accused Of Fraud, Misuse Of Office All In One Week

Fresh crises and fresh challenges confront the Trump-appointed CEO of the parent of Voice of America, even with less than two weeks left of the Trump presidency.

To start, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia this week accused U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack of illegally funneling more than $4 million to his private documentary company through a not-for-profit that he also controls.

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/08/953999556/voice-of-america-ceo-accused-of-fraud-misuse-of-office-all-in-one-week

[Jan 10, 2021] We've gone full Alice in Wonderland. This Congress will make impeachment as common the filibuster: Why go after Trump if they can go after Biden, who is still the president ?

Jan 10, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

TruthHunter 21 hours ago

We've gone full Alice in Wonderland. This Congress will make impeachment as common the filibuster.

Biden will be impeached for some senile tantrum. Why invoke the 25th when they can humiliate another president?

[Jan 10, 2021] The city of Detroit gave 95 per cent of its vote to Biden/Kamala, a number that Mr Kim Jong-un would view with slight envy. How can it be done? Detroit Dems outsourced ballot harvesting to local drug lords, offering them as a prize recreational marijuana business licenses

Jan 10, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bluedotterel , Jan 10 2021 18:47 utc | 33

Now this is amusing from Israel Shamir https://www.unz.com/ishamir/trumps-last-stand/

"The city of Detroit gave 95 per cent of its vote to Biden/Kamala, a number that Mr Kim Jong-un would view with slight envy, while Mr Lukashenko would murmur, "How can it be done?" It is highly likely this mind-boggling result was achieved in the following way.

Detroit Dems outsourced ballot harvesting to local drug lords, offering them as a prize – recreational marijuana business licenses. These licences are the best thing since a licence to print money. Having such licenses is like having your own ATM. Here you can read about their profitability and the lengths criminals will go to obtain them. Detroit Dems had changed local laws allowing the sale of marijuana in their fine city (it was forbidden until November 2020). They changed local laws prescribing the issuing of marijuana licences to drug dealers with previous convictions for drug dealing.

They let drug lords out of jail. They changed local laws to allow ballot harvesting; that is, collecting postal votes and assisting with the filling in of ballots.

After that, the drug dealers went around collecting postal ballots and filling them in immediately, if they were conscientious, or just filling them in at their leisure, if feeling lazy. They had a judge at their disposal, Cynthia Stephens, who single-handedly changed Michigan election laws, and then rejected Trump's claims of fraud."

[Jan 09, 2021] Joe Biden, such a healer...

Note that Trump has been cancelled by Facebook & Twitter.
Jan 09, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Ed Lindgren , 08 January 2021 at 12:50 PM

"Biden: "No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn't have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that's true, and it is unacceptable. Totally unacceptable."" foxnews

Mr. Biden is not off to a very credible start on his campaign promise to "heal the soul of our nation."

[Jan 09, 2021] Two new terms

Jan 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

Craig Nelsen , says: January 9, 2021 at 11:13 am GMT • 14.9 hours ago

@Priss Factor

[Jan 09, 2021] Are you aware that long before dirty commoners violated the sanctity, back on Jan 5th, Apple Maps stopped navigating to Washington DC?

Jan 09, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao Cheng Ji , Jan 9 2021 19:39 utc | 24

Are you aware that long before dirty commoners violating the sanctity, back on Jan 5th, Apple Maps stopped navigating to Washington DC? Apparently, one couldn't get directions to DC for driving, public transport, or walking.

"Directions "Not Available"". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWfDoAPc4t4

[Jan 09, 2021] I read that Pelosi is coming unhinged because several laptops with incriminating information are now in Trump's posession....thanks to this stunt

Jan 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Hmm....I read that Pelosi is coming unhinged because several laptops with incriminating information are now in Trump's posession....thanks to this stunt

Obamanism666 3 hours ago

Naw they just contained her Luxury Ice cream orders..... apparently the flavors have alcohol in them

journey80 34 minutes ago

COMING unhinged? That happened a couple of decades ago.

[Jan 09, 2021] Can the hysterical little girls freaking out about tourists in the Capitol building do me one little favor? I just want to see one video clip of rioting in DC back on the 6th.

Jan 09, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

William Gruff , Jan 8 2021 23:58 utc | 108

Can the hysterical little girls freaking out about tourists in the Capitol building do me one little favor? I just want to see one video clip of rioting in DC back on the 6th.

All of these posts and we don't have a single link to evidence of rioting or mob-like behavior. This is important because years from now people reading this thread may not clearly remember what you imagined you saw and need some visual reminders of this imaginary rioting that you are talking about. Please include some links or people of tomorrow will suspect that what you little girls are wailing about didn't happen. In particular I want to see some imagery of "baseball bats and metal pipes" on the scene in DC. Is this too much to ask for?

Digital Spartacus , Jan 9 2021 0:00 utc | 109

Gruff@108

Indeed. Lots of froth, no substance or citations from many here.

[Jan 09, 2021] There is no saviours amigos. All the guys work for the same "master".

Jan 09, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Jan 8, 2021 7:03 AM

This event is a confirmation that everything is a great show. From the election to the fight between Trump and Biden. It is all settled long time ago. Seems that all this stuff is just distraction, enterteniment for the masses with the old same purpose. There is no saviours amigos. All the guys work for the same "master". So if you still have some hope that trump or whatever the hero is gonna sace the world, i guess you are lost and u will have a big surprise. The plan is still on. Nobody is gonna save u. Just u uniting with people and once amd for all understand that the future is in your hands and your will.

tike , Jan 8, 2021 4:49 AM

Great coverage. Loved the expansion of the four points. What a clown show, complete with silly costumes. Do people really fall for this sh!t? Sadly, too many do.

Here's a refreshing and insightful discussion between Ryan Cristian and Whitney Webb on The Last American Vagabond channel:

The Opening Act Of The New "War On Domestic Terror" https://odysee.com/@TLAVagabond:5/The-Opening-Act-Of-The-New-_War-On-Domestic-Terror_:a

[Jan 09, 2021] I'd say that's a "strong" reaction ..

Jan 09, 2021 | off-guardian.org

George Mc , Jan 8, 2021 10:11 AM

A new headline suggests that the Pfizer vaccine just so happens to work against the new variant. Hallelujah! It's a miracle!

Jan J , Jan 8, 2021 10:25 AM Reply to George Mc

I know! And realistically, would you even have had time from the announcement of the new variant until now, also keeping in mind public holidays in between, that this was scientifically tested, published and peer reviewed by people who had this as their job? NO, there is not enough time, so what the hell is this statement based on?

It's like they are adjusting the narrative to the stupidity of the masses – they see that most people just accept it anyway, so why bother even doing it properly when you can make it up as you go along?

Cal , Jan 8, 2021 12:53 PM Reply to George Mc

Too late for Gregory Michael MD of Mount Sinai Medical Centre, who died 'due to a strong reaction to the COVID vaccine' (Heidi Neckelmann, his widow). RIP

ToyAussie , Jan 8, 2021 11:25 PM Reply to Cal

yup, I'd say that's a "strong" reaction ..

[Jan 09, 2021] Biden the unifier? President-elect likens Cruz, Hawley to Nazi propagandist Goebbels, says they share blame for inciting violence

Neoliberals are out for revenge... Much like Bolsheviks in the past.
Jan 09, 2021 | www.rt.com

President-elect likens Cruz, Hawley to Nazi propagandist Goebbels, says they share blame for inciting violence

... Speaking to reporters on Friday, Biden said Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) share responsibility with President Donald Trump for inciting the violent protesters who breached the US Capitol on Wednesday. Rather than being forced to resign, he said the two senators should be voted out of office when they come up for re-election.

Cruz and Hawley led opposition to certifying results of the November 3 presidential election – at least not before an investigation – citing allegations that Biden won based on hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes in Georgia and other swing states. "If he's the only one saying it, that's one thing," Biden said of Trump. "But the acolytes that follow him, like Cruz and others, they are as responsible as he is."

Biden's comments were not unlike the Nazi-invoking rhetoric that was used against Trump and his supporters for the past four years. And the comments came one day after he leaned on another anti-Trump theme, racism, suggesting police failed to protect the Capitol because they responded more leniently to Wednesday's rioters than if the protest had been a Black Lives Matter event.

[Jan 09, 2021] So we get the next two years of Biden, Schumer and Pelosi, clinging to power like it is a life raft. Should be interesting, to say the least

T he Republicans could well win both House and Senate in 22, then we get the Mueller investigation in reverse.
Jan 09, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
John Merryman , Jan 9 2021 2:30 utc | 162

So we get the next two years of Biden, Schumer and Pelosi, clinging to power like it is a life raft. Should be interesting, to say the least.


Babyl-on , Jan 9 2021 2:53 utc | 167

"By using the 'terrorist' moniker Biden, and the media, are taking this thing into the wrong direction. It creates more extremism and will likely have bloody consequences."
INTENTIONAL

J W , Jan 9 2021 2:57 utc | 169

By this point Yankees would get a Patriot Act 2.0 faster than a $2000 check.

[Jan 09, 2021] Americans fall into two categories. One believes that the election was fraudulent and it is good, the other believes that the election was fraudulent and it is bad.

Jan 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , says: January 8, 2021 at 8:35 pm GMT • 2.8 hours ago

@Patricus

Now half the country believes the government is fraudulent.

As someone commented on this site, Americans fall into two categories. One believes that the election was fraudulent and it is good, the other believes that the election was fraudulent and it is bad.

[Jan 09, 2021] Except for the Coast Guard, which is a purely defensive military, any White American who would want to join the other military branches has to be incurably stupid.

Jan 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

Uncle Sam , says: January 8, 2021 at 7:55 pm GMT • 3.5 hours ago

@anonymous

Except for the Coast Guard, which is a purely defensive military, any White American who would want to join the other military branches has to be incurably stupid.

[Jan 09, 2021] And how can you say you're 'draining the swamp' when you just pardoned Jared Kushner's father.

Jan 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

Chu , says: January 8, 2021 at 5:19 pm GMT • 6.1 hours ago

@Chris Moore

And how can you say you're 'draining the swamp' when you just pardoned Jared Kushner's father.

That move was a slimy as Bill Clinton pardoning Marc Rich.

[Jan 09, 2021] Russian ambassador handing out Borscht and Buckwheat groat kasha to Trump Protestors who are still at the Capitol.

Jan 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

ploni almoni , says: January 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm GMT • 3.6 hours ago

@Robjil

Russian ambassador handing out Borscht and Buckwheat groat kasha to Trump Protestors who are still at the Capitol.

https://panorama.pub/news/posol-rossii-nachal-razdavat-borshh-i-grechku

[Jan 09, 2021] Why wasn't Vicky Nuland handing out cookies at this event?

Jan 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

Robjil , says: January 8, 2021 at 7:27 pm GMT • 4.0 hours ago

Why wasn't Vicky Nuland handing out cookies at this event? She was just hired again by Biden. Why only foreign nations get cookies?

[Jan 09, 2021] If the establishment hates it, then I want to read it.

Jan 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

Kolya Krassotkin , says: January 8, 2021 at 3:37 pm GMT • 7.8 hours ago

I just read that Simon and Schuster has decided not to publish Josh Hawley's book.

Given that, if someone else publishes it, I will now definitely buy a copy. If the establishment hates it, then I want to read it.

[Jan 09, 2021] A New Coalition of The Willing

Jan 09, 2021 | www.unz.com

Syd Walker , says: Website

[Jan 08, 2021] The arrival of CIA regime change events in the US is met with a perfect display of hypocracy by the likes of Pelosi and Pompeo. A beautiful sight to behold - Nancy Pelosi

Notable quotes:
"... As the duly selected leader of Binomo, I will be having serious words with my Head of Intelligence over this embarrassing political imbroglio. ..."
Jan 08, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Heironymous Dosh , Jan 8 2021 22:25 utc | 81

The arrival of CIA regime change events in the US is met with a perfect display of hypocracy by the likes of Pelosi and Pompeo.

Heironymous Dosh , Jan 8 2021 22:16 utc | 79

Oh noes, I am totally gutted. It turns out the Viking Man is a GRU agent all along, and this is all a last ditch effort by Russia to keep their man in place.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErPQbpTXEAAMxLD?format=jpg&

As the duly selected leader of Binomo, I will be having serious words with my Head of Intelligence over this embarrassing political imbroglio.

[Jan 08, 2021] Neoliberals from Dem party took care that Trump can leave in style

What is a better way to organize a false flag as to remove security and let the mod do what they want
Jan 08, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
Cemi , Jan 7 2021 15:43 utc | 112

I found this reminder on the German blog "nachdenkseiten.de":

This is how it looked in Washington DC during the BLM demonstrations in May:

Quite a difference to the resistance against protesters yesterday, huh?

;-)

[Jan 08, 2021] How do pacify 72 million voters, many of whom are convinced that they have been cheated? How do you stop them ALL from marching on the White house? Easy, you just allow them to capture Capitol building andbrand then as insurrecionalists

Jan 08, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Stonebird , Jan 7 2021 16:39 utc | 130

How do pacify 72 million voters, many of whom are convinced that they have been cheated?. How do you stop them ALL from marching on the White house?

Answer; You stage a psyop . You let in a number of colourful figures disguised as "Manhatten-cowboy style trappers " - add a bit of shoving and pushing, lots of shouting. Cameramen(or women) at the ready. and bingo... everyone can go home afterwards saying "we tried" or "we did our bit".

Item one, a clip: Notice the two cameramen, one following the "break-in+, and the other at the top of the stairs. All filmed in glorious technicolour and HD by professionals)

https://twitter.com/IndigoLeo10/status/1346941327720796166

I love the first demonstrator signaling the cop to retreat, small hand signal.

The MSM and "Governments" can all now play the " we support Democracy, look how we are above all this mayhem ". Visible moral fibre on tap and statements prewritten?
Zuckerberg and mass media can silence any comment including Trumps or those that come from the "deplorables". Which is what they have done to silence any revision of the narrative, before it gains traction. (Zuckie rules, he must do as he wasn't elected, probably got there by hereditary means )

The bit-parts were played by members of the house who had their masks ready under their seats.

The unfortunate lady was probably an accident as the Police there just can't resist shooting someone.


Stonebird , Jan 7 2021 16:45 utc | 133

Item two; the police open the gates.
https://twitter.com/cevansavenger/status/1346920924310867968

foolisholdman , Jan 7 2021 16:47 utc | 135

psychohistorian | Jan 7 2021 6:31 utc | 6

Read Trump's earlier stuff from Reuters
"
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The chaos in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday unfolded after President Donald Trump spent weeks whipping up his supporters with false allegations of fraud in the Nov. 3 election, culminating in a call to march to the building that represents U.S. democracy.

The real question is was the election stolen? On balance, I would guess that it was and that is why the courts all refused to examine the evidence, instead of allowing the evidence to be presented and refuted. Trumps case was never answered only trashed and ridiculed.

michael , Jan 7 2021 16:51 utc | 136

Turka #125
I also find it incredibly disingenuous that protestors/"rioters" made it into the Capitol building despite sturdy doors, and the police couldn't stave it off.

the pair , Jan 7 2021 17:03 utc | 141

just another addition to the "both sides are assholes" exhibit: the first comment on the NPR tweet about the unarmed woman killed by a cop is "coups have consequences".

even putting aside the whole (valid) "if it was a black woman killed by a cop" argument, i've loved seeing the past 4 years of so called "liberals" slowly losing their mask of humanity. they complain about the MAGA types as if they're the barbarians at the gate but they're ALL americans and therefore have violence and hatred of the "other" baked in from birth.

also, if that shitbag thinks this was a "coup" then they're even less informed than their idiotic comment would suggest.

J Swift , Jan 7 2021 17:11 utc | 143

@ William Gruff 57

Very well said. It's amazing how much you can tell about the agenda of the deep state just by careful reading and noticing the words chosen--especially when you keep seeing the same words repeated incessantly.

And incidentally, at first I was a bit curious about all this over-the-top sudden calls to impeach Trump and that sort of nonsense...I was thinking it was just a matter of continued venting of hatred at him for his "gift" of exposing the hypocrisy and duplicity of the deep state, and the US in general. But it just occurred to me that no, it's because it has dawned on them that a Trump drummed out of office by a clearly fraudulent election (i.e., righteously indignant) could be quite a rallying point for the disenfranchised regular citizens of the US. So, they're hoping to spend these last two weeks doing everything they can to tarnish his reputation and try to destroy his ability to rally the troops, so to speak. I don't think it will work, but then again who knows to what depths they will sink to permanently sink Trump. Expect a lot more craziness these last two weeks.

[Jan 08, 2021] What is good and that is bad

Moon of Alabama

Good protesters

Bad Protesters

[Jan 08, 2021] This is a typical Capitol terrorist

By allowing the protesters into the Capital Building, the chance to challenge the certification of the various states' electors was lost. This was Trump's and his supporters' last chance. They have been played like a piano. Quite brilliant, in its way. Game over.
There was a curious lack of resistance from the relevant authority. While Trump proved to be an incompetent and a coward, this looks like another Pelosi dirty trick similar to Ukrainegate ? Russiagate and Ukrainegate taught him nothing.
Jan 08, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

That the incoming president declares a number of activist from the opposing party to be 'terrorists' demonstrates how unqualified he is for that job.

Is this a terrorist? These were not terrorists but tourists who came from all over the states to Washington for fun and to register their disagreement with the 'elites'.

Those rabbles were in no way terrorists. They were not even a mob. Most of them were out-of-town rednecks who felt that they had been wronged. They wanted to express that. They were surprised when they found how easy it was to enter the Capitol and they apparently took more time to take pictures than to rearrange the furniture.

...

Another such view :

[L]et's be clear about what did not take place at the Capitol Building last night. This was not a fascist coup, as so many shrill, supposedly liberal commentators are claiming. Their flagrant use of the word 'fascist' to describe every political movement they disapprove of is an insult to reason and history. This wasn't a coup full stop. The National Guard suppressed the morons, the barricades were put back up, and even their hero Donald Trump told them to go home. A coup is a conscious effort to illegally seize power from the government. These people couldn't even believe they made it into the Capitol Building. They were like children finding a candy store unguarded.

A children's game. Indeed.

Yet Biden and others are furious about the stunt because it lifted the veil off their vaunted U.S. 'democracy' and its empty rituals:

Nicholas J. Fuentes @NickJFuentes - 21:01 UTC Jan 7, 2021
The US Capitol is hardly a "sacred temple of democracy," it's the sleaziest brothel in the world, totally bought and controlled by powerful interest groups and foreign governments. Who are they kidding?

Congressional processes are dirty fights about the distribution of the loot. There is nothing sacred about it. Just consider the massive bribes that were taken during the Georgia Senate races. Those hundreds of millions of 'donations' will have to be paid back in kind.

The real danger to the people does not come from those 'deplorables' who walked into the Capitol but from the 'elite' who will use the incident for their purposes :

The threat inflation, the wild claims about a fascist coup, are transparent efforts by the cosseted political and cultural elites to endow their project with moral importance; to give their restoration of managerial, technocratic power after the four-year populist experiment which is fundamentally the project that Biden and his influential supporters are currently engaged in the gloss of historical urgency. It is mission creation.

Worse, this narrative-building will allow the elites to circumscribe even more forms of political thought and speech than they already desire to do , on the basis that the latent fascism among the American rabble is likely to be stirred up by inflammatory ideas and commentary. Indeed, we've already been given a chilling glimpse of this post-incursion clampdown on 'violent' speech in Twitter's extraordinary decision to ban, outright, three of Trump's tweets last night and to lock him out of his account for 12 hours.

It strikes me that this unilateral use of corporate power by Silicon Valley to prevent the democratically elected president of the United States from engaging with millions of his voters and supporters, to physically forbid him from partaking in online discussion, is a grave assault on democracy, too. More grave, I would say, than the immoral and anti-democratic incursion of the Capitol Building. Already, right away, we are seeing that the threat-inflating response to last night's events will likely have longer-lasting negative consequences for open debate and democratic norms than the thing itself.

William Gruff , Jan 8 2021 21:35 utc | 56
Biden is famous for mixing his words up. He meant to say that the protesters were "domestic tourists" . I'm sure he meant to thank them for doing their part to revitalize America's service economy.
Heironymous Dosh , Jan 8 2021 21:57 utc | 69
My man Viking Guy has done it again. He managed to trick the son in law of Nancy Pelosi into a selfie https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErH5LslW4AAOiyv?format=jpg&

[Jan 08, 2021] A banana republic, if you can keep it

Jan 08, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

miz_porky , Jan 7 2021 16:04 utc | 119

@Grieved
"A banana republic, if you can keep it."

Relax, dude. It's been a banana republic since the evening of Nov 22, 1963. The batteries got another recharge on Sept 11, 2001. Nothing new here.


andee , Jan 7 2021 16:11 utc | 122

@expat 63

I mean, how many times do they have to say things like "totally unproven" and "unsubstantiated" in every sentence before people start to think that they're being treated like idiots?

Been listening to BBC radio news...? ;)

Arch Bungle , Jan 7 2021 16:33 utc | 128

Looking at scenes like these coming from the Capitol

https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/MAGA.png?itok=0rDGoS8b

It strikes me that the classic of contemporary American cinema "Idiocracy" has moved from comedy to documentary:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oDGGZpAmZr4

Life indeed imitates art ...

[Jan 08, 2021] Antifa comrades ! Do not forget to disguise yourself as patriots/Trump supporters, wear MAGA hats, USA flags

[Jan 07, 2021] As a back payment for Russiagate, Russian govement should try to call an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and discuss the oppression of peaceful protesters and the repression by the American totalitarian power machine.

Jan 07, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

alaff , Jan 7 2021 14:00 utc | 90

Oh, this is so undemocratic!

Peaceful protesters only want democracy, freedom, and the realization of their civil rights. The totalitarian American machine suppresses them, one citizen was even shot in the chest. Monstrous barbarism and encroachment on the rights of people to peacefully protest! So awful. It is the duty of the free world to support civic activists and sternly condemn the American oppression machine of freedom!

I think it would be nice for the Russian Foreign Ministry to make a corresponding statement. It would be very appropriate to troll the "western partners" well. The most splendid trolling would be to try to call an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council because of the events in the United States and discuss the oppression of peaceful protesters and the repression of the American totalitarian power machine.

A resolution is also absolutely necessary urging the American authorities to immediately end the harassment of peaceful protesters and to release the detainees. Of course, sanctions are also needed in connection with the oppression of civil liberties by the American authorities.

Well, the boomerang returned to those who threw it. That's wonderful.

[Jan 07, 2021] A new drinking game

You can't believe anything those days as false flag operation are so commonplace that you should suspect any event being a false flag. A real "empire of illusions"
Jan 07, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Armed Resistance 6 hours ago remove link

My new drinking game includes a sip every time somebody on CNN or MSNBC says the words "a threat to our democracy". Yesterday I passed out at noon.

SelectedNotElectedBiden 7 hours ago remove link

"Either the U.S. Congress has the worst security personnel that any of us have ever seen, or this was allowed to happen on purpose."

My immediate thought yesterday.

Democrycy 7 hours ago remove link

They were let in by the security. There's plenty of video evidence. They even removed the statutes in the hallway for them.

wasd 7 hours ago

'security' 'tour guide' same diff

walküre 5 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Which public building that was just "stormed" and evacuated gets reopened, lawmakers resuming the most important session of all?

No sweep for hidden toxins, viral exposure (Covid !!!!), booby traps and so on?

Even the grocery store needs to close min. 24 hours for a deep clean under Covid rules!

How many hours before someone gave the 'all clear' and resume the process?

Do you believe this?

Smedley of Tarsus 6 hours ago remove link

This was entirely false flag.

GoldenDebt PREMIUM 5 hours ago

Remarkable how even Fox News used yesterday's even to trash and throw Trump under the bus.

The Capitol Building event is being used as cover so that investigations of voter fraud are brushed away as if voting fraud never happenned.

mrjinx007 7 hours ago

Like I said, it was all planned so the Con-men could certify it without hearing the objections. The Reps are in it as much as Dems. It gave them the easy way out.

[Jan 07, 2021] Sleep well my pretties, I know I will.

Notable quotes:
"... This is our reward for heckling the 'intelligence agencies' after Trump's vanguard bought Hillary's Broom for display purposes only, nothing to see there. Biden is now mayor of munchkinland. Still can't figure out who is 'Great Oz'. ..."
"... It's too late now, but a "win-win" solution might have been for Congress to certify Juan Guaido as President. ..."
"... That way, Trump would be replaced by his (or maybe it's Pence's) protégé, and the wokesters would have their first latino head of state. And of course in politics, other than one's identity, what the hell else matters? ..."
"... Who says there isn't a way to reconcile red and blue America? ..."
Jan 07, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Curmudgeon , Jan 7 2021 12:16 utc | 53

This is our reward for heckling the 'intelligence agencies' after Trump's vanguard bought Hillary's Broom for display purposes only, nothing to see there. Biden is now mayor of munchkinland. Still can't figure out who is 'Great Oz'.

When the going gets tuff, I listen to Frank Zappa and George Carlin, in that order while chopping onions. Sleep well my pretties, I know I will.

expat , Jan 7 2021 12:37 utc | 56

It's too late now, but a "win-win" solution might have been for Congress to certify Juan Guaido as President.

That way, Trump would be replaced by his (or maybe it's Pence's) protégé, and the wokesters would have their first latino head of state. And of course in politics, other than one's identity, what the hell else matters?

Who says there isn't a way to reconcile red and blue America?

[Jan 07, 2021] World Satanic Society 2020 Year-End Report

Jan 07, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Down South , Jan 7 2021 13:22 utc | 71

In Dmitry Orlov's irreverent style addressing a very serious topic:

And this brings us to the final traditional part of the year-end report: the forecast. According to our Satanist friends at Deagel.com (lovely understated Satanic logo, by the way, kudos to the designers!) by 2025 the United States will lose 70% of its population, 92% of its real GDP and its economy will be slightly smaller than that of Mexico. Meanwhile, China will remain the world's largest economy, growing slightly, while Russia and India will skyrocket to rank second and third. The world rankings will look quite different. Germany will find itself somewhere between Chile and South Africa. Switzerland and the United Kingdom (should this silly anachronism still exist) will rank somewhere between Slovakia and Greece. The Swedes will be poorer than the Romanians... and so on. The world is changing before our eyes and nothing will ever be the same.

World Satanic Society 2020 Year-End Report

[Jan 07, 2021] Rioters aren't that organized in the US to set up a revolution. We lack a US embassy.

Jan 07, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

lex talionis , Jan 7 2021 7:52 utc | 26

...If we follow the Maidan / Gene Sharp playbook, though, we will need our first sacrificial victim.

Maidan's first victim

They aren't that organized in the US to set up a revolution. We lack a US embassy.

I agree with Grieved that Orange Man Bad will experience his peripeteia. He was only some half rate shegetz in their opinion.

With so many anti orange man people who have shown up lately, I am surprised Woody Guthrie's song about Orange Man's father hasn't been posted. This one's for you Mark2, you muppet tosser! Work on your spelling, too. ( or grow a pear )

Ain't got no home / The Ballad of Old Man Trump


[Jan 07, 2021] This line from Biden probably provoked a guffaw from most the world: "An assault on the citadel of liberty".

Notable quotes:
"... Thanks b for reminding us of how the Western mainstream media all presented Hong Kong rioters and thugs as "peaceful pro-democracy protesters," despite months upon months of ample violent video evidence to the contrary (which they of course never aired because it didn't fit their narrative directives.) ..."
"... Yet the Western mainstream media now somehow characterize these relatively far more peaceful pro-democracy protesters in Washington as "thugs" and "mobs", and of course their protests about election fraud concerns are all labeled by the media (again, as if by directive,) as "baseless" and "unsubstantiated" without any investigations into them. ..."
"... Meanwhile, our media has repeatedly demonstrated that it has absolutely no problem with reporting unsubstantiated claims as fact when it fits their directed narratives. (ex. White Helmets, Navalny, Uighurs, etc.) ..."
Jan 07, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Canadian Cents , Jan 7 2021 7:34 utc | 24

Thanks b for reminding us of how the Western mainstream media all presented Hong Kong rioters and thugs as "peaceful pro-democracy protesters," despite months upon months of ample violent video evidence to the contrary (which they of course never aired because it didn't fit their narrative directives.)

Yet the Western mainstream media now somehow characterize these relatively far more peaceful pro-democracy protesters in Washington as "thugs" and "mobs", and of course their protests about election fraud concerns are all labeled by the media (again, as if by directive,) as "baseless" and "unsubstantiated" without any investigations into them.

Meanwhile, our media has repeatedly demonstrated that it has absolutely no problem with reporting unsubstantiated claims as fact when it fits their directed narratives. (ex. White Helmets, Navalny, Uighurs, etc.)

Belarus was another example of our media's blatant double standards.

Thanks too for the reminder that Pelosi gushed "It is a beautiful sight to behold."

This line from Biden probably provoked a guffaw from most the world: "An assault on the citadel of liberty".

[Jan 06, 2021] The one and only difference between Democrats and Republicans is that one or the other, depending on the circumstance, prefers to drive the handcart to hell we are riding on a little slower, or faster if you prefer

Jan 06, 2021 | caitlinjohnstone.com

JWK / JANUARY 6, 2021

The one and only difference between Democrats and Republicans is that one or the other, depending on the circumstance, prefers to drive the handcart to hell we are riding on a little slower, or faster if you prefer. The destination remains the same. They both use the same gang of armed goons to enforce their insanity.

[Jan 06, 2021] IMO, as far as swamps go, Trump is not against the swamp, he just wants a straight orange one

Notable quotes:
"... So, IMO, as far as swamps go, Trump only wants a straight orange one, ..."
"... People who wrote the 'Verschärfte Vernehmung' rules in nazi Germany were, if caught, sent to jail or hanged. Yoo and Gonzales, in contrast, got well paid academic jobs, no prosecution at all - instead they advise Trump. It's a nightmare to think that such people now train (and worse than that - influence) students today. ..."
Jan 06, 2021 | www.theguardian.com

So, IMO, as far as swamps go, Trump only wants a straight orange one, and for that needs only 11.780 votes found or generated for him in Georgia.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/03/trump-georgia-raffensperger-call-biden-washington-post

IMO that's an ugly and likely criminal demand. But then, Trump has a coat of arms, with the motto "Numquam concedere" (Never concede). Obviously.

Mr. Raffensperger said that the votes, as counted, liked by Trump or not, are correct and have been counted three times already. Well, living in alternate reality, Trump doesn't care.

Given Trump's personal of style, he's in for being insulted as a swamp RINO, disloyal to Trump personally and ... (if he was a woman) also ugly, facelift wreck, fat and stupid. Also, Trump is likely to support any competitor to him, as long as he, she or it has one head and can breathe.

Good luck for him. He'll need it since as a result of such enthusiastic trumperey Raffensperger now needs body guards, police protection and had a number of death threats. Some nut encouraged by stuff like that may just kill him.

As for Assange, those who would like vengeance on him can live easy with that since the UK prison conditions are about as comfortable as Guantanamo, though without wall slamming, waterboarding and that other physical and psychological desruction enhanced interrogation-ery.

People who wrote the 'Verschärfte Vernehmung' rules in nazi Germany were, if caught, sent to jail or hanged. Yoo and Gonzales, in contrast, got well paid academic jobs, no prosecution at all - instead they advise Trump. It's a nightmare to think that such people now train (and worse than that - influence) students today.

Posted by: confusedponderer | 04 January 2021 at 01:25 PM

[Jan 06, 2021] Why the Voting Machines that handed the USA elections for so many years are so susceptible to hacking and manipulation.

Jan 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

9.0ontherichterscale

these scumbags are way overplaying their hand.

Ben Sequestered

I assure you these "scumbags" are not very far from the top of the intelligence agencies food chain.

[Jan 06, 2021] Alleged storm of the Capitol as a parody on Storming of Winter Palace: Everything looks like a false flag operation those day, even real events

Jan 06, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Super militarized super equipped police essentially did not put much resistance and allowed protesters into the building.



Kalen
, Jan 6, 2021 11:06 PM


Choreographed Protesters orderly following Capitol Hill visitors lines even wiped their feet before entering House and Senate chambers making sure not to disturb nothing so usual spectacle of anointing a new stooge of oligarchy May proceed shortly after a photo op with a Getty Images hired photographers and live transmitting via FB MSM correspondents that happens to be there. All fake, badly choreographed and directed with no shred of credibility

if their goal was to stop or disrupt the debate or to stop rotten political charade of lies and deceit they did really nothing to achieve that, likely as planned. They did nothing to prevent voting Biden in ...

. ...Corruption is embedded feature of American electoral system for over 230 years where every election have been stolen by oligarchy from the people and where they could be no shred of democracy existing where routinely 75% or more US citizen opposed or did not support installed POTUS and where opinions of 95% of population are ignored or directly contradict US congress actually enacted policies.

Although a little shitting in pants by congressmen and senators is never bad, the existence of this abhorrent imperial regime cannot be threatened this way...

S Cooper , Jan 6, 2021 11:18 PM Reply to Kalen

"The aphorism that in SHAM DEMOCRACY USA every "election" above that of local dog catcher is rigged is not far from the truth. WE THE PEOPLE do not choices, we have owners."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rsL6mKxtOlQ?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent&listType=playlist&list=FLnnoDlrP9jUXGwJPoM_f7sg

https://www.deviantart.com/redamerican1945/art/Eugene-V-Debs-Republican-Democratic-Party-674343047

livingsb , Jan 6, 2021 11:38 PM Reply to Kalen

I agree whole-heartedly. This is much of a sham as was Trump being a true 'wild card /rogue' President. Absolute hogwash. Staged Opposition.

[Jan 06, 2021] MAGA crowd vs left (anti-Clinton) faction of Dems: Both side actually agree that private banking is bad. After that they disagree on almost everything

There is no organized resistance to neoliberalism. Yet.
Jan 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
psychohistorian , Jan 6 2021 21:35 utc | 45

@ v | Jan 6 2021 21:18 utc | 37 who wrote
"
Some MAGA nutter has just announced that the Kansas State Capitol has been taken over.
"

The interesting thing to me has always been that if you get the nutters on both sides of the mythological left/right to say how they feel about the private bankers, you know, the top/bottom reality we live in, they both agree that private banking is bad. But we can't have that coming to the fore especially in the face of the China example of public banking.

So its MAGA, USA, MAGA, USA, MAGA, USA forever, or until another narrative gripping opportunity comes along or is manufactured.

[Jan 06, 2021] Violent attacks on the U.S. government are absolutely unacceptable; violent attacks on Ukrainian government were a sign of democracy

Maidan has come to Washington
Jan 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
S , Jan 6 2021 21:08 utc | 33

Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland 8th District, just now on C-SPAN: "Violent attacks on the U.S. government are absolutely unacceptable."

Sure, sure. But when the same thing started happening in the Ukraine in 2013–2014, that was "awesome", right?

[Jan 06, 2021] "Cookie monster" Nuland is supposed to become Deputy secretary of State under Biden. As a new of version of Pompeo she will obviously be sending tins of fresh home baking to Putin.

Jan 06, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Stonebird , Jan 6 2021 19:36 utc | 11

I see that "cookie monster" Nuland is supposed to become Deputy secretary of State under Biden. As a new of version of Pompeo she will obviously be sending tins of fresh home baking to Putin.

Maybe she will use her Maidan experience and let Joe sniff a bit first.

William Gruff , Jan 6 2021 20:53 utc | 28

Unconfirmed reports of Vicky "Fuck the EU!" Nudelman handing out cookies in front to the Capitol Building.

[Jan 06, 2021] Simplified Georgia election scheme

Jan 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

jetty 7 hours ago

Polls close at 7:00pm. Republican votes shredded at 8:00pm. Boxes of Democratic votes brought out from under the tables at 9:00pm. Dems declared winners at 10:00pm.

Zeroscum 4 hours ago

I love the smell of shredded Republican votes in the morning...

lovedaville 3 hours ago

Dominion machines... Why vote?

[Jan 06, 2021] Here are 9 things you need to know about the Georgia election

Jan 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Tuesday satire from the Babylon Bee , here are 9 things you need to know about the Georgia election:

1. If your preferred party loses, the whole thing was rigged. If your preferred party wins, it was a legitimate and fair election.

2. There are a lot of good songs about Georgia. " Midnight Train to Georgia", "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" -- lots of great songs.

... ... ...

5. Before you read any information on the election, call Mark Zuckerberg's cell to make sure it's legit. He's there for you. Always. In every corner of your house. Watching you.

6. Pay no attention to the briefcases under the vote-counting tables. They are there for decoration, OK?

7. This election is a clear choice between vegan Communist baby-killers and racist Klansmen who want to kill grandma. Choose wisely. The choice is clear. We don't want vegans in office, do we?

8. Remember to wear a poncho just in case pipes start bursting as soon as Republicans start winning. Plumbing tends to explode at opportune times.

9. No matter what happens, Jesus is still king. Hey, I thought this was supposed to be satire!

[Jan 06, 2021] Who is who in US politics

Jan 06, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Leith , 04 January 2021 at 08:29 PM

Lux -

In that same article I posted above, Assange compared Clinton to cholera. Or maybe it was the opposite, Trump is cholera and Clinton is gonorrhea? I forget.

In any case Politico is kind of evenhanded and has articles by both lefties and righties. Even our host Colonel Lang has sourced Politico in the past.

different clue , 04 January 2021 at 09:37 PM

Leith,

If someone that President Trump knows and trusts were to convince President Trump that a total pardon for Assange would drive the PKKK ( Pink Kitty Kap Klintonite) Democrats to a new height of frenzied rage and hate, he might consider it worth doing.

To pardon Assange would be to fling a drippy bag of burning snot right straight into the face of Hillary herself.

If President Trump were to see it that way himself, how could he resist the temptation to do it?

[Jan 05, 2021] Lesson in integrity

Is Mitch McConnell a shadow lobbyist for Dominion?
Notable quotes:
"... In July, McConnell blocked two bills, one that would provide $775 million to "bolster election security," along with requiring a physical paper trail of every single ballot cast in the country, and a second that would mandate political candidates, their staff members, and their families, to notify the FBI if any foreign government offered to assist them. ..."
Dec 17, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

BugMan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) quashed two election integrity bills in July last year after receiving thousands in donations from Dominion lobbyists.

In July, McConnell blocked two bills, one that would provide $775 million to "bolster election security," along with requiring a physical paper trail of every single ballot cast in the country, and a second that would mandate political candidates, their staff members, and their families, to notify the FBI if any foreign government offered to assist them.

Dominion Lobbyists Paid McConnell Thousands Before He Crushed Election Integrity Bills, Ignored Election Contests - National File

[Jan 05, 2021] Politicians, sex and litigation

Jan 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Electro Static 8

They are not stupid, they are selfish, leading to a great capacity for evil. The love of money, sex and power. Sex being replaced with litigation for those over 50. As most married men know, sex is replaced by to-do lists after about the first 6 years or so....

[Jan 05, 2021] How electors votes might be counted: there will be a water main break. When everyone leaves, Mike Pence will pull a suitcase from under the desk and count those electoral votes

Jan 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

King of Ruperts

There will be a water main break. When everyone leaves, Mike Pence will pull a suitcase from under the desk and count those electoral votes.

[Jan 05, 2021] What would happen with Creepy Joe if members of Congress spent 15 minutes reviewing contents of Hunter Biden laptop

Jan 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

keeper20

"I am 100% confident that if @VP or members of Congress spent 15 minutes reviewing contents of Hunter Biden laptop, they would NEVER let Joey "Bribes" Biden get within missile range of White House.

Biden is a CCP puppet, a criminal, & a pervert. A few other things too. None good."

https://twitter.com/LLinWood/status/1344468346654265345

[Jan 05, 2021] Cancel culture is like a medieval mob -- Mr. Bean blasts the woke brigade and social media

Jan 05, 2021 | www.rt.com

Dostoyevsky 4 hours ago 5 Jan, 2021 10:08 AM

How about we cancel "cancel culture"?
KHANHATER 3 hours ago 5 Jan, 2021 11:21 AM
Bravo Mr Atkinson bravo, cancel culture is killing life as we know it. Humour and comedy is 99% at somebody's expense and if you cant laugh at yourself sometimes you dont deserve to live.

[Jan 04, 2021] The big renaning game -- military bases named after Suthern generals -- your suggestions

Jan 04, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

TV , 04 January 2021 at 02:32 PM

Rename for "patriots" - Fort Obama, Fort Pelosi...

Serge , 04 January 2021 at 03:13 PM

Fort #BelieveHer
Camp Trayvon Martin

elaine , 04 January 2021 at 04:09 PM

Fort Biden, Fort Obama, Fort Clinton, Fort BLM, Fort Antifa,
Fort Weenie-Wok, Fort Pelosi, etc, Fort Apache...I could babble
on but you get the idea...if math wasn't currently considered racist they could simply be renamed numerically to avoid future renaming's,
like Fort 1, 2, 3, etc

suresh , 04 January 2021 at 06:46 PM

Names that will be selected
1. Fort George Floyd
2. Fort Breonna Taylor
3. Fort Malcolm X
4. Fort Angela Davis
5. Fort Toussaint Louverture
6. Fort Martin Luther King
7. Fort Nat Turner
8. Fort Dred Scott
........
Any objections will be met by cries of racism, and the new names will be accepted eagerly by the Army Brass. However the effect on the soldiers morale will be devastating

dsrcwt , 04 January 2021 at 06:55 PM


In an era when everything is for sale, they could sell naming rights, as they do for stadia. Fort Walmart, Fort Citi, Fort Goldman-Sachs?

[Jan 04, 2021] For friends of globalist faction of neoliberal oligarchy everything, for enemies the law

Jan 04, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

"Obama Official Ben Rhodes Admits Biden Camp is Already Working With Foreign Leaders: Exactly What Flynn Did" [ Glenn Greenwald ]. "Any doubts about how customary it is for such calls to be made by transition officials were unintentionally obliterated on Monday night by former Obama national security official Ben Rhodes, who is almost certain to occupy a high-level national security position in a Biden administration. Speaking on MSNBC -- of course -- Rhodes, while amicably chatting with former Bush/Cheney Communications Director turned-beloved-by-liberals-MSNBC-host Nicolle Wallace, admitted in passing that ' foreign leaders are already having phone calls with Joe Biden talking about the agenda they're going to pursue January 20 ,' all to ensure 'as seamless a transition as possible,' adding: 'the center of political gravity in this country and the world is shifting to Joe Biden.'" • Presumably the FBI should be interrogating Rhodes about his guilty knowledge. Anyhoo, I'm so old I remember when IOKIYAR was current in the blogosphere: "It's OK If You're A Republican." But now IOKIIOG: "It's OK If It's Our Guy."


Billpreston , November 10, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Logan Act? What Logan Act?

Obama Security Adviser Admits Biden Is Already Talking With Foreign Leaders; A Breach Of The Logan Act

zagonostra , November 10, 2020 at 2:34 pm

>David Sirota – "That was enough to barely defeat Trump.."

I'm getting confused, was Trump officially defeated. If not why are all these folks making these kinds of statements without any qualifications, none, zip. He could have said "most likely" or some other qualifier. Am I missing something here? Let the legal process of contesting the election play out for Pete's sake.

ex-PFC Chuck , November 10, 2020 at 7:42 pm

In the words of the late, great Yogi Berra, "It ain't over til it's over."
https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/fore/

[Jan 04, 2021] An amusing take on Covid times

Jan 04, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bluedotterel , Jan 3 2021 18:23 utc | 14

Another kind of amusing take on Covid times:
https://www.unz.com/rbonomo/the-coronavirus-test-are-you-a-clock-or-an-orange/

"The most important takeaway from the COVID-19 crisis isn't the science. The 'science' depends entirely on one's politics. Whether to get on with life and take our licks or hunker down and ride it out at home has nothing to do with empirical evidence or peer review; it's entirely about our ideological leanings and psychological profiles.

Thousands are dying, billions are locked down, business is shuttered; life as we knew it has basically come to a stand still. The clocks and the oranges are in a standoff and the stakes are probably much higher than most realize.

This is not about a pandemic. What we are deciding now is the kind of world we want to live in. The clocks would love us to sit back, follow their sage advice and allow them to usher in a 'new age'. Sooner or later they will get their way, but are the oranges ready to give in just yet?

So what is it kid? Are you a clock or an orange?"

Myself? I suspect I am a clockworked orange.

[Jan 04, 2021] Brick Lives Matter: Vandalis carefully avided speing pain on brick while vandalising Pelosi's garage door under watchful eyes of Secret service agents

Looks like Nancy is just a regular type of gal ;-). No security at all. No even 24x7 cameras. Did they used Photoshop with masking to deface Piglosi's .jpg garage door ?
And amazingly enough the vandals remembered to bring masking tape or at least a peace of cardboard to protect the bricks.
Jan 04, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

When you think of your average Antifa type ( these mug shots may be representative), does that Antifa guy or gal strike you as the kind of person who would carefully avoid getting any paint on bricks so as to spare Pelosi the inconvenience of getting the paint off the bricks?


Soloamber 3 hours ago

No doubt this was a false flag . You don't think Pelosi has security covering her yard, house, cars ?

Nobody gets that close to her house without a swat team there in a minute. So where is the video showing who did it , when , and how . This will be used to justify some full time guard house or something else .

lennysrv 2 hours ago

You are absolutely correct. Years ago, when John Kerry was a candidate in the Democrat primaries, I was walking near his neighborhood in Boston. Near. As in about eight blocks away. Not even close to his house. I didn't even know he was living there. I was challenged by a Secret Service agent and his backup friend (in a vehicle behind him). SS guy asked who I was, what I was doing, why I was there, etc. Spoke into a microphone beneath his overcoat. Told me that my chosen route was no longer available and that if I would be well-advised to head the other direction. The point being that nobody, not a single person, gets near Pelosi's house without a bunch of security knowing about it and stopping it.

This entire "vandalism" thing is a complete tub of BS.

JZ123 6 hours ago

Pelosi pulled a Juicy smollet? Nah, I think the hatred is real for these people. The volcano will erupt this year.

The Ordinal Numbers PREMIUM 4 hours ago remove link

I feel redeemed. I've been saying that these photoshopped since the news broke.

FAKE NEWS is real....

Lamejokes 7 hours ago

You don't understand. Russian agents, following the last plan written by Soleimani, arguably his master plan, tagged poor Nancy's door, and - and there's where you can see how tricky and evil Russians and Iranians are- they PURPOSEFULLY protected the walls, so people would think it's fake, and accuse poor Nancy, that gorgeous woman, that Saint, of manipulation attempt!

(Do I really need a /s here?)

SirBarksAlot 2 hours ago

And just like the Pentagon on 9-11, there were no pictures of the event

AlphaSnail 6 hours ago

the cameras were epsteined

6 hours ago

To those of you that noticed it was a hoax congratulations, you passed the ".gov finger on the pulse of society" test. For those of you who believed it hook, line, and sinker; get more omega 3 fatty acids in your diet, stop voting, and cut back on the high fructose corn syrup and Cheetos.

MieleBauknecht 7 hours ago

antifa's are vegetarian. The hogshead itself is sufficient proof of false flag.

Alexander 2 hours ago

You are fricken dreaming if you think nancy would even pay someone to clean this garage door. She's getting a new garage door and YOU are going to pay for it.

HomeBrewPrepper 2 hours ago

I thought she lived in a gated, luxurious house?

That looks like a house in Dundalk, Md. Outside of Baltimore.

toady 2 hours ago

That's her 4th house in the city where she houses her Chinese slaves.

Ms No PREMIUM 5 hours ago

...People should scream that at her: "Why did antifa use tape around your garage, you lying b*tch?"

[Jan 03, 2021] Remember When The Democrats Challenged The Electoral Vote Count In 3 Elections Over 20 Years

Jan 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Silvio Canto Jr., via AmericanThinker.com,

What do 2001, 2005, and 2017 have in common? We inaugurated three GOP presidents, and Democrats challenged their electoral vote each time.

Yes, three for two, or three times for the last two GOP presidents sworn in.

Check out Senator Van Hollen :

Sen. Hawley's actions are grossly irresponsible.

He's attempting to undermine our democratic process, fuel Trump's lies about voter fraud, and delay the certification of Biden's win.

In the end, this reckless stunt will fail, and Joe Biden will become President on Jan. 20, 2021.

[Jan 03, 2021] Ex-CIA congressman says disputing election results helps America's enemies STEAL ELECTIONS just what the CIA always did!

Jan 03, 2021 | www.rt.com

After pushing phony stories of 'Russian interference' and working for an agency that interferes in elections, ex-CIA agent now Congressman Will Hurd thinks the GOP should accept Joe Biden's win, or risk helping the US' "enemies."

A dozen Republican Senators are getting set to object to the Electoral College's certification of Joe Biden's win in November, unless an "emergency 10-day audit" is held in a number of key swing states won by Biden. The move is also backed by a number of Republican representatives in the House.

However, there's a rival faction of Republicans who want to put allegations of Democrat fraud behind them and go back to business as usual under a Biden administration. Outgoing Texas Rep. Will Hurd is one of them, and he made a novel argument against questioning the election on Saturday.

"When I was undercover at the CIA, I saw firsthand how our enemies steal elections and try to interfere in ours," he tweeted. "Elected officials continuing to sow doubt amongst the public for petty political gain is playing into our enemies' hands."

As for who these "enemies" are, Hurd was presumably referring to the reliable old specter of "the Russians." Throughout Trump's four years in office, Hurd has repeatedly claimed that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election, despite there literally being zero proof for these claims.

" This is honestly one of the most hilarious mega-viral tweets I've ever seen on Twitter," journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted. In a follow-up tweet, Greenwald joked that Hurd "must have been in a different part of the CIA" than former Director James Woolsey, who told Fox News' Laura Ingraham in 2018 that his agency had meddled in European elections during the Cold War "in order to avoid the Communists taking over," and continues to dabble in election meddling, but "only for a very good cause.

Hurd was mocked on all sides. First for condemning election interference from an agency famed for interfering in elections

... ... ...

And then for bragging about his undercover status...

[Jan 02, 2021] Orwell taught us how to understand double-speak "Most secure" translates to "rigged"

Notable quotes:
"... If this is the cleanest election ever, omg can you imagine what's went on in the past! ..."
Dec 30, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Trump Team Hacks Dominion Machine In Real Time During Senate Hearing! - YouTube

Violence is Life , 2 days ago

Orwell taught us how to understand double-speak "Most secure" translates to "rigged"

Jason Stewart , 2 days ago

If this is the cleanest election ever, omg can you imagine what's went on in the past!

Cameron Gunn , 2 days ago

Did you hear the Democrats screaming for him to shut up? This shit is hilarious

Phalanx443 , 1 day ago

It's like peeling an onion. Each layer reveals more corruption. I cannot wait to see how this movie ends!

[Jan 02, 2021] Krystal and Rachel- Nancy Pelosi's Inequality Commission Is A Joke

Jan 02, 2021 | www.youtube.com


Peter Sepall , 2 days ago

If Pelosi is on a committee on wealth equality, it is most likely designed to destroy it and not promote it.

Devon Marr , 2 days ago

r/nottheonion "Lady worth over a hundred million creates inequality commission so she can claim she cares."

[Jan 02, 2021] Proposed House Rules Seek To Erase Gendered-Terms Such As 'Father', 'Mother', 'Son', 'Daughter'

The neoliberal "identify wedge" that gone way too far ;-) That might be a gift to Republicans for Georgia runoffs.
In any case this is looks like an important stage in the development of Neoliberal Newspeak. I guess Huxley got one prediction right in Brave New World, that "father" and "mother" would be treated as offensive words.
Jan 02, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Mimi Nguyen Ly via The Epoch Times,

...Terms to be struck from clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII , the House's Code of Official Conduct, as outlined in the proposed rules ( pdf ), include "father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, [and] granddaughter."

Such terms would be replaced with "parent, child, sibling, parent's sibling, first cousin, sibling's child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, [and] grandchild."

According to the proposed rules, "seamen" would be replaced with "seafarers," and "Chairman" would be replaced with "Chair" in Rule X of the House.

... ... ...

The rules package will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes.

ay_arrow

Joebloinvestor2 1 hour ago

Isn't great to see congress addressing the real important ****?

What a FARCE.

DayWear 1 hour ago (Edited)

First thing to erase is 'Madam' Speaker. Perhaps just 'Speaker" from now on to keep it gender-free?

St. TwinkleToes 1 hour ago

That title actually represents who she is. A 'Madam' running the largest whore house in the world.

RoboFascist 1st 1 hour ago remove link

Well... that rules me out as Speaker of the House.

I wouldn't be able to stop from using expressions like...

"The Chairman recognizes the m0ther****er from Rhode Island..."

or

"The s0n-0f a b!tch from New York has no remaining time left."

pmc 1 hour ago

Proposed House Rules Seek To Erase Gendered-Terms

If this doesn't give you a clue the inmates are running the asylum I don't know what will! Aren't there more important things to worry about then gender terms.... like homelessness or people losing their livelihood because of policies they're putting in place!

[Jan 02, 2021] Reuters/Ipsos polling by Republicans (67%), Democrats (17%), and Independents (31%)."

Jan 02, 2021 | www.ipsos.com

This claim is disputed.

[Jan 02, 2021] Pull My Finger- - (Afghan Edition)

Notable quotes:
"... Moon of Alabama ..."
Jan 02, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

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June 26 2020, New York Times

Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

August 17 2020, CNN

US intelligence indicates Iran paid bounties to Taliban for targeting American troops in Afghanistan

December 31 2020, Axios

Scoop: Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intel on Chinese bounties

January 1 2021, Moon of Alabama