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[Jul 29, 2021] Nord Stream 2 'Deal' Is Not An American Concession, It's Admission Of Defeat

Jul 29, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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consistentliving PREMIUM 11 hours ago

A German, an Englishman and a Russian are admiring a painting of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.

The German man says, "They must be German, they're naked and they're eating an apfel."

The Englishman replies with, "Clearly they're English. Observe how politely the man is offering the woman the apple."

The Russian then notes, "They are Russian of course. They have nothing to wear, nothing to eat, and they think they are in paradise."

[Jul 24, 2021] Woke Nasdaq's Boardroom Diversity Push

Neoliberal oligarchy fight against income redistribution by pushing perverted social justice smoke screen and in effect can turn the USA in South Africa. Money quote from comments: "If I read NASDAQ's proposal for Board representation in the Onion, I would have thought that even these jokesters have exceeded the creativity threshold of ridiculousness I thought was possible." and "What about the Mentally Ill? Do they get a seat? How about the Homeless?"
Three words about famele CEO and board room members: Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos. BTW what is unclear in NASDAQ bold critical race theory support is: Can we exchange one black member for two female members? Or not.
Also why stop at the boardrooms. Why not require the same in professional sport teams?
Jul 24, 2021 | www.wsj.com
Nasdaq has, in its own words, embraced "the social justice movement." The actual job of a stock exchange, however, is to ensure that trading is orderly and its listed companies follow standard governance rules. But doing that doesn't earn the applause of the political left. Progressive approval apparently means a lot to Nasdaq, which has officially proposed to its regulator -- the Securities and Exchange Commission, newly chaired by Gary Gensler -- to increase boardroom diversity through a "regulatory approach."

This proposal would require that Nasdaq-listed companies not only disclose the diversity characteristics of their existing boards, but also retain "at least one director who self-identifies as female," and "at least one director who self-identifies as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian, Native American or Alaska Native, two or more races or ethnicities, or as LGBTQ+."

Noncompliant firms must publicly "explain" -- in writing -- why they don't meet Nasdaq's quotas. Nasdaq has, in its own words, embraced "the social justice movement."

The actual job of a stock exchange, however, is to ensure that trading is orderly and its listed companies follow standard governance rules. But doing that doesn't earn the applause of the political left. Progressive approval apparently means a lot to Nasdaq, which has officially proposed to its regulator -- the Securities and Exchange Commission, newly chaired by Gary Gensler -- to increase boardroom diversity through a "regulatory approach."

[Jul 24, 2021] New variation of the old saying

Apr 07, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

OldNewB

Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank.

Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.

[Jul 24, 2021] The Fed, BLS and al Capone: the Fed, in sync with the fiction writers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), reports consumer inflation as honestly as Al Capone reported taxable income

Jul 24, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The Fed, in sync with the fiction writers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), reports consumer inflation as honestly as Al Capone reported taxable income.

Vardaman 3 hours ago

"A basket of things no one actually buys, with prices we just pull out of our asses..."

Glock 1 hour ago

Yep, the BLS uses the CPI-W to literally avoid raising SS payments. The real rate of inflation for seniors is close to 10% as the things they spend most of their money on like medical care, medicine, food and utilities have gone through the roof

While the government claims they are entitled to 1.5% or less COLA's out of which comes a bigger deduction every year for Medicare. Scam artists.

[Jul 21, 2021] Big Tech- -Our Terms Have Changed

Jul 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

BY TYLER DURDEN WEDNESDAY, JUL 21, 2021 - 11:09 AM

Authored (satirically) by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

So go ahead and say whatever you want around all your networked devices, but don't be surprised if bad things start happening.

I received another "Our Terms Have Changed" email from a Big Tech quasi-monopoly, and for a change I actually read this one. It was a revelation on multiple fronts. I'm reprinting it here for your reading pleasure:

We wanted to let you know that we recently updated our Conditions of Use.

What hasn't changed:

Your use constitutes your agreement to our Conditions of Use.

We own all the content you create on our platform, devices and networks, and are free to monetize it by any means we choose.

We own all the data we collect on you, your devices, purchases, social networks, views, associations, beliefs and illicit viewing, your location data, who you are in proximity to, and whatever data the networked devices in your home, vehicles and workplaces collect.

We have the unrestricted right to ban you and all your content, shadow-ban you and all your content, i.e., generate the illusion that your content is freely, publicly available, and erase your digital presence entirely such that you cease to exist except as a corporeal body.

What has changed:

If we detect you have positive views on anti-trust enforcement, we may report you as a "person of interest / potential domestic extremist" to the National Security Agency and other federal agencies.

Rather than respond to all disputes algorithmically, we have established a Star Chamber of our most biased, fanatical employees to adjudicate customer/user disputes in which the customer/user refuses to accept the algorithmic mediation.

If a customer/user attempts to contact any enforcement agency regarding our algorithmic mediation or Star Chamber adjudication, we reserve the unrestricted rights to:

a. Prepare voodoo dolls representing the user and stick pins into the doll while chanting curses.

b. Hack the targeted user's accounts and blame it on Russian or Ukrainian hackers.

c. Rendition the user to a corrupt kleptocracy in which we retain undue influence, i.e., the United States.

Left unsaid, of course, is the potential for "accidents" to happen to anyone publicly promoting anti-trust enforcement of Big Tech quasi-monopolies. Once totalitarianism has been privatized , there are no rules that can't be ignored or broken by those behind the curtain . So go ahead and say whatever you want around all your networked devices, but don't be surprised if bad things start happening.

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[Jul 21, 2021] Sen. Paul accused Dr. Fauci of lying that the US had never financed gain-of-function projects at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

Jul 20, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

mikka 30 minutes ago remove link

Reminds me of Bill's definition of "I did not have sex with that woman".

Donnie Duvanie 11 minutes ago (Edited)

Fauci: "I did not have sex with that bat!"

[Jul 21, 2021] Looks like Russians have a pretty sophisticated sense of humor

Jul 21, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

spudski , Jun 17 2021 15:37 utc | 11

i liked this - "To be eligible for prisoner swap with US, Washington would have to confirm Navalny works for American intelligence, says Kremlin"..

Posted by: james | Jun 17 2021 16:05 utc | 13

On a previous thread, two readers linked to a transcript in Russian of VVP's interview on NBC. A full English transcript is now available on katehon.com. Apologies if this is old news.

[Jul 21, 2021] Neolibelal MSM want to have the monopoly on truth, much like the press in the USSR

Jul 18, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Controversial author Michael Wolff (of dubious Trump White House 'tell-all' and earpiece malarkey fame) was trotted out on CNN Sunday, where he proceeded (was allowed) to excoriate "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter for doing a "terrible job" and being "full of sanctimony."

"You become part of, one of the parts of the problem of the media. You know, you come on here, and you have a monopoly on truth - you know, you know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You know, you are why one of the reasons people can't stand the media, I'm sorry." said Wolff.

... ... ...

Were Wolff's comments truly off-the-cuff? Or as one Zero Hedge reader suggested, could CNN be resorting to a "very strategic capitulation" in order to "turn over a new leaf" and regain credibility amid dismal ratings and all-time low trust in the media?

[Jul 20, 2021] Neolibelal MSM want to have the monopoly on truth, much like the press in the USSR

Jul 18, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Controversial author Michael Wolff (of dubious Trump White House 'tell-all' and earpiece malarkey fame) was trotted out on CNN Sunday, where he proceeded (was allowed) to excoriate "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter for doing a "terrible job" and being "full of sanctimony."

"You become part of, one of the parts of the problem of the media. You know, you come on here, and you have a monopoly on truth - you know, you know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You know, you are why one of the reasons people can't stand the media, I'm sorry." said Wolff.

... ... ...

Were Wolff's comments truly off-the-cuff? Or as one Zero Hedge reader suggested, could CNN be resorting to a "very strategic capitulation" in order to "turn over a new leaf" and regain credibility amid dismal ratings and all-time low trust in the media?

[Jul 20, 2021] Sen. Paul accused Dr. Fauci of lying that the US had never financed gain-of-function projects at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

Jul 20, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

mikka 30 minutes ago remove link

Reminds me of Bill's definition of "I did not have sex with that woman".

Donnie Duvanie 11 minutes ago (Edited)

Fauci: "I did not have sex with that bat!"

[Jul 19, 2021] Capitol 'Rioter' Sentenced To 8 Months, Not Accused Of Assaulting Anyone Or Damaging Property

Jul 19, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

This is no longer fight club 5 hours ago

And yet Hunter still walks free. No questions asked.

Dis-obey 5 hours ago

He paid the 10% to the big man so he was covered.

snatchpounder PREMIUM 5 hours ago

And an agent of the state executes an unarmed woman and he'll never be prosecuted for it.

Poppavein 5 hours ago

That's because we didn't burn down cities in protest.

[Jul 19, 2021] Leak Exposes Global Abuse Of Israel Made Cyber-Spying Weapon To Target Politicians, Activists, Journalists

How many people in the positions of authority are being blackmailed?
Jul 19, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Watt Supremacist 12 hours ago

My fellow whites...Israel is our greatest ally. We must daily remind ourselves of the 6 million **** who died at the hands of our fellow whites! And those 6 Isreali subs full of innocent sailors that were torpedoed to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea by the USS Liberty! Israel is a tiny nation of 9 million honest and industrious people that needs our support like never before. The mere $3.3 BILLION dollars we send them every year for military aid is a fine start as it keeps them safe from the millions of stone age Palestinian terrorists on their doorstep. Think of the thousands of incendiary kites our tax dollars have stopped from landing on Israeli soil! But, my fellow whites, military aid does not go nearly far enough. There are literally thousands of elderly Israeli women on the verge of starvation who will perish without our help. We must therefore open our pockets as well as the coffers of our churches across this great nation and shower the tiny nation of Israel with all the blessings our forefathers and God has bestowed upon us. As our Israeli friends are truly God's Chosen people, we all know they certainly deserve it and we will be rewarded many times over for our generosity.

UnicornTears 12 hours ago

/s

Ronaldo PREMIUM 12 hours ago (Edited)

Sounds like software that is very beneficial. It backs up all your important files, manages your contacts list, and keeps track of your calendar. All without any bother to you! /s

StaySunny3000 12 hours ago

Israel again. Are we surprised? They've got global communications cornered both literally and figuratively.

DEMIZEN 2 hours ago remove link

meanwhile the cnn news:

Ben & Jerry's will stop selling ice cream in Palestinian territories

Victory_Rossi 5 hours ago

Just 37 phones? The CIA/NSA laughs ...

[Jul 19, 2021] What was not mentioned

Jul 19, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Filosofur 7 hours ago

I find it very odd that ZH not even mentioning the 1000 point drop in dow today...wtf??

sbin 7 hours ago

1000 points is a good start.

Pareto 7 hours ago

its only 2%

[Jul 14, 2021] Ransomware -- it is time to stop blaming Russia and tackle the real villains - cryptocurrencies

Jul 13, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Seer , Jul 11 2021 6:56 utc | 60

Hm... Could this be the new opium market? CIA has to have a means of off-the-books financing of their black ops...

[Jul 13, 2021] AstraZeneca, J J Working On 'Modifications' To Eliminate Potentially Deadly Side Effects

Jul 13, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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HonestLee 7 hours ago

Overhead in lab -

Rat 1: "Hey, have you gotten your Covid jab yet?"

Rat 2: "Nah, I'm waitin til the human trials are over"

IDESofMARCH 7 hours ago

My first vaccine shot, I started to grow a tail.

Now with my second shot I got horns coming out of my head.

My Dr. told me not to worry, it's transitory.

[Jul 12, 2021] Pfizer Sells Booster Jabs To Israel As COVID Cases Rebound despite mass vacciantion -- if booster shots are needed why people should get old Pfizer vaccine and simply wait untill "final" version eventually arrive

Jul 12, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

link

Imagine being dumb enough to fall for it, again.

In Lies We Trust: The CIA, Hollywood and Bioterrorism Full Length Documentary play_arrow 32 play_arrow


takeaction 1 hour ago

Imagine realizing that you didn't do your research and take it...then learn the truth.

Timmay 1 hour ago

It's the subscription model.....

bigjim 58 minutes ago

MicroSoft Vaccine365

MoonWatcher 35 minutes ago

Just imagine all the mental gymnastics they are doing to convince themselves that their persuasion was medically based. And not a lie being driven by mainstream media, especially if they took the shots out of social pressure and coercion. Hilarious.

Musum 1 hour ago

I heard that if you take Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and J&J in that order. And then in reverse order. And then a booster shot in random order, the effectiveness jumps from 64% to 65%.

[Jul 09, 2021] Could Pfizer and Moderna Be in Trouble After the Latest COVID Vaccine Findings

So Motley Fool analysts advocate profiteering... Nice. there is some dark neoliberal humor in stating that the elimation of booster shots is bad..
Jul 09, 2021 | www.msn.com

Keith Speights: Some findings were recently published in Nature magazine that indicate that the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines may provide protection for years.

Many investors are and were hoping for annual recurring revenue from these companies' vaccines. Brian, how troublesome is this latest data for the prospects for Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna?

Brian Orelli: There's a bit of an extrapolation going on here. The researchers looked at memory B cells, which tend to provide more long-term protection than, let's say, antibodies. They looked at those in the lymph nodes and found the cells were there as long as 15 weeks.

Typically, they'd mostly be gone by four to six weeks. So that's the basis of this claim that it could offer protection for years. If true, that will be a big blow obviously to vaccine makers, at least for Moderna and BioNTech.

Pfizer would be fine because it's so diversified. It's really hard to make an argument for the valuations of Moderna and BioNTech right now if these vaccines are one and done over a couple of years. They really need to have ongoing sales until they can get growth from other drugs in their pipelines.

Speights: Brian, when I first saw the story, I went to check out to see how the stocks were performing, and Moderna is up, BioNTech was barely changed, Pfizer barely changed. It seems to me that investors really aren't making much of this news. Do you think that's the right take at this point?

Orelli: I think it's still too early to be able to conclude that it's definitely going to work for years. The other issue is that we're looking at, will those B cells actually protect against the variants?

If they don't protect against the variants, then it doesn't really matter if you have B cells in your lymph nodes. If they're not going to protect against the variants then we're going to have to get a booster shot anyway.

Speights: Right. Obviously, if these vaccines provide immunity for multiple years, these companies aren't going to make nearly as much money as they expect and a lot of investors expect. So this is a big story to watch, but like you said, really, really early right now and too soon to maybe go drawing any conclusions at this point.

[Jul 08, 2021] Who Goldman think it actually is?

Jul 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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duck_fur 9 hours ago

Note to Goldman: you're a bank. Stick to banky-stuff. Leave the fear **** and lies to the professionals in the .gov and MSM.

p3scobar 7 hours ago

Goldman is the government... sooo.....

espirit 9 hours ago

If Goldman can give medical advice, so can I.

A Lunatic 9 hours ago remove link

Turning off the TV will neutralize the Delta Variant.

rag_house 9 hours ago

Just like 'Climate Change' you know it's contrived when the bankers start doing 'science.'

liberty2day 9 hours ago

when did they not?

rag_house 8 hours ago

Bankers aren't scientists. They simply dream up fake things they want to convince people of and bribe people to try to make it seem real.

Enraged 9 hours ago remove link

Goldman Sachs Charged in Foreign Bribery Case and Agrees to Pay Over $2.9 Billion

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) have admitted to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with a scheme to pay over $1 billion in bribes to Malaysian and Abu Dhabi officials to obtain lucrative business for Goldman Sachs, including its role in underwriting approximately $6.5 billion in three bond deals for 1Malaysia Development Bhd. (1MDB), for which the bank earned hundreds of millions in fees.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/goldman-sachs-charged-foreign-bribery-case-and-agrees-pay-over-29-billion

[Jul 08, 2021] Nothing to do...

Jul 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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HillaryOdor 5 hours ago remove link

bond prices have nothing to do with recovery [sic]

stock prices have nothing to do with growth, except growth of the money supply

Kreditanstalt 3 hours ago

"...the price of a beer or a McDonalds in 10-years time will be exactly the same as it is today. (Which it won't.)"

But the type who buy US government bonds don't care about the price of burgers. They only plan to flip the thing back to the next Greater Fool...or THE FED

[Jul 04, 2021] The most bitterly funny story of the week is that a defector from North Korea thinks that even her homeland is 'not as nuts' as the indoctrination now forced on Western students

Jul 04, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


As Peter Hitchens noted recently "the most bitterly funny story of the week is that a defector from North Korea thinks that even her homeland is 'not as nuts' as the indoctrination now forced on Western students."

One of Yeonmi Park's initial shocks upon starting classes at Colombia University was to be met with a frown after revealing to a staff member that she enjoyed reading Jane Austen. "Did you know," Ms. Park was sternly admonished, "that those writers had a colonial mind-set? They were racists and bigots and are subconsciously brainwashing you."

But after encountering the new requirement for the use of gender-neutral pronouns, Yeonmi concluded: "Even North Korea is not this nuts North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy." Devastatingly honest, but not exactly a compliment to what once might have been the land of her dreams.

Sadly, Hitchens reports that her previous experience served Yeonmi well to adapt to her new situation: "She came to fear that making a fuss would affect her grades and her degree. Eventually, she learned to keep quiet, as people do when they try to live under intolerant regimes, and let the drivel wash over her."

Eastern European readers will unfailingly understand what it is that Hitchens meant to say.

[Jul 03, 2021] Neoliberal game with "Oppressive Language" is a pure Orwellian linguistic madness

You need to drink a lot of "woke coke" and wearing exclusively "woke Nike" to digest those recommendations without laughing.
History repeats, first as tragedy, second as farce. White Guard rebels during Russian civil War called Bolsheviks "Tovatitcshi"(Comrades) as they prohibited to say Sir to the officers.
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
Jul 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

As George Orwell has taught us, language manipulation is at the frontline (yes, I have just broken one of the cardinal rules of his " Politics and the English Language ," but not his final injunction to "break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous") of politicised mind-bending. The sort of language we are permitted to use circumscribes the thinking that we shall be allowed to engage in. The assault on language is, therefore, an integral component of the unrelenting warfare being waged for the conquest and control of the mind. Word elimination and reassignment of meaning, as Orwell also presciently noted, are essential elements of the campaign to reformat the mind and eventually to subjugate it.

A breath-taking example of how this process works was recently unveiled by the thoroughly brain-washed students of the once prestigious Brandeis University who, this time without prompting from their faculty elders and betters, voted to ban from their campus such odious words and phrases as "picnic" and "you guys," for being "oppressive". "Picnic" is prohibited because it allegedly evokes the lynching of Blacks.

The precocious young intellectuals took pains to produce an entire list of objectionable words and phrases, shocking award-winning novelist Joyce Carol Oates who tweeted in bewilderment: "What sort of punishment is doled out for a faculty member who utters the word 'picnic' at Brandeis? Or the phrase [also proscribed – S.K.] 'trigger warning'? Loss of tenure, public flogging, self-flagellation?"

Oppressive Language Possible Alternatives Explanation
Killing it Great job! If someone is doing well, we
don't need to equate that to
Awesome! murder!
Take a shot at Give it a go These expressions needlessly use
imagery of hurting someone or
Take a stab at Try something.
Trigger warning Content note The word "trigger" has
connections to guns for many
Drop-in people; we can give the same
head's up using language less
connected to violence.
Rule of thumb General rule This expression comes from an
old British law allowing men to
beat their wives with sticks no
wider than their thumb.
Pknk Outdoor eating Tlie term picnic is often
associated with lynchings of
Black people in the United
States, during which white
spectators were said to have
watched while eating, referring
to them as picnics or other terms
involving racial slurs against
Black people.
Go off tlte reservation Disagree with tlie group, defect This phrase has a harmful
from the group history rooted in the violent
removal of indigenous people
from their land and the Itorrible
consequences for someone that
left the reservation.
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Not Your Father's ZH 8 hours ago (Edited)

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. " ― George Orwell

Not Your Father's ZH 8 hours ago (Edited)

Like Water for Coca-Cola by Theodore Dalrymple . . . Google, the 21st Century Oracle at Delphi.

I Consume, Ergo Sum.

"Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late." ― Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles

Read more quotes from Thomas Sowell Happy 91st Birthday to Thomas Sowell

Lordflin 10 hours ago

The constant reconstruction of language is a highly effective tool when employed against weak minds... as most folks have only a loose association with the words in their heads...

As meanings of words are changed the ideas associated with those words change... consequently a society can be transformed into a different society without ever answering a single argument...

Not Your Father's ZH 8 hours ago (Edited)

"I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time . . . My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups." ~ War Is A Racket, by Major General Smedley Butler, 1935

A_Huxley 7 hours ago

Maoism.

zorrosgato 10 hours ago

picnic (n.)

1748 (in Chesterfield's "Letters"), but the thing itself apparently was rare before c. 1800 as an English institution [OED]; it originally meant "a fashionable social affair (not necessarily out of doors) in which every partaker contributed something to the general table;" from French piquenique (1690s), perhaps a reduplication of piquer "to pick, peck," from Old French (see pike (n.1)), or the second element may be nique "worthless thing," from a Germanic source.

As in many other riming names, the elements are used without precision, but the lit. sense is appar. 'a picking or nibbling of bits,' a snatch, snack .... [Century Dictionary]

The word also turns up 18c. in German, Danish, Swedish. Later "pleasure party the members of which carry provisions with them on an excursion, as to some place in the country." Figurative sense of "something easy" is from 1886. Picnic basket is by 1857. Picnic table is by 1858, originally a folding table used for outdoor dining.

https://www.etymonline.com/word/picnic

MoonWatcher 5 hours ago

Meanwhile the top Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Indian etc. schools concentrating on STEM are laughing their asses off.

John Grady 6 hours ago

Activism is now a career path so to differentiate yourself as an activist you have to have an angle so you look busy. Endless bickering about minutia makes it look like they're doing something.

amerikan 6 hours ago

"Mission Creep" for creeps

[Jul 03, 2021] In MSM we trust, or not: United States Ranks Last In Global Media Trust, New Report Finds - ZeroHedge

Jul 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

For years, we have been discussing the decline of journalism values with the rise of open bias in the media. Now, a newly released report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has found something that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. The United States ranked dead last in media trust among 49 countries with just 29% saying that they trusted the media.

[Jul 03, 2021] They're not real humans. I think Rogan might be closer to the truth than he realizes on that one

The are "apparatchiks" and that means that Rogan unfortunatly is closer to the truth then one might suspect. "Ideological warriors" so to speak if we reuse Soviet term for such creatures.
Jul 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

snatchpounder

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6 hours ago

Stetler isn't the only CIA script reader there's thousands of those cockroaches, they're on every 'news' channel in this country. Stetler looks like a pedo, he's a fat idiot he proves that every time he opens his candyass mouth.

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TerminalDebt

6 hours ago

I stopped at fat idiot, no proof needed

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NoDebt

6 hours ago

They're not real humans.

I think Rogan might be closer to the truth than he realizes on that one.

[Jul 02, 2021] Number Of US Truck Drivers Sidelined Due To Substance Abuse Violations Has Surpassed 60,000

Jul 02, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Lone_Star 7 hours ago

I don't see what's wrong with truck drivers being all hopped up on amphetamines, they were doing it to bomber pilots during WWII and beyond.

rockstone 7 hours ago

The whole idea is to keep a shipping network from resembling a bombing run.

fxrxexexdxoxmx3 PREMIUM 7 hours ago

Comment of the day

ParkAveSlasher 7 hours ago (Edited)

I would think a bombing run would be the most efficient thing a delivery and offload could resemble

[Jul 01, 2021] Fauci: There Are Now Two Americas, The Vaccinated The Unvaccinated ; ZH commenter: There are now two Americas. One that's retarded. And one that wants Fauci on a lamppost.

Authorities doe not telling truth: people who already have COVID do not need to be vaccinated. Also if Delta varient can infect vaccineted in conserable quantities how any resobale person can maintain this goal of "herg immunity". How it can be achieved if a vaccinated person can be infected and thus spread the disease both amoung vaccinated cohort and among the unvaccinated cohort. The fact the vaccinated people are infected with Delta changes the game and here Senator Paul is wrong.
Pushing vaccination on chidren in such curcumstances changes nothing is became a very questionable move both from scientific an from ethical perspective.
Jul 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

America's favourite Chinese lab funding coronavirus doomonger doctor Anthony Fauci announced Tuesday that there are now two Americas, a vaccinated America and an unvaccinated America.

As Senator Rand Paul noted earlier this week , there is a boat load of misinformation on the matter coming from a government that is indiscriminately pushing vaccinations:

Rand Paul TEARS Into Senate Witness for Indiscriminately Pushing Vaccines


SexyJulian 3 hours ago

There are now two Americas. One that's retarded. And one that wants Fauci on a lamppost.

liberty2 1 hour ago (Edited)

Note that the officials said there's no such thing as "herd immunity" last year. Now this year they keep saying that we can reach "herd immunity" if we are 70% vaxxed! Terms are used if it fits their narrative.

Ride_the_kali_yuga 3 hours ago (Edited)

In the Covidian Cult, there is true believers in one side and heretics on the other side. Vaxxed and unvaxxed.

Divide and rule strategy, as always. Do not undurestimate the ratio of retarded people among the population, it has been growing like a cancer for decades. It amazes me how perfectly coordinated those MSM Covidian propaganda events appears worldwide.

In here France, 2 days ago, most MSM have all simultaneously gone full berserk (without any reason) blaming the reluctant ones. One of them on TV said something like : "if it was me, i will use police to drag those who refuse these "vaccines" from their home and force it on them"

This was priceless, this little man has morbid obesity. We now officialy all live on the twilight zone on steroids. Land whales dictate how people should consider their own health. This ride seems to never end.

We now have officialy entered the dehumanization phase of the unvaxxed. The sanitary gulag is not far from here.

NIRP-BTFD 1 hour ago

There are 2 Americas. The 0.01% (the rulers that own everything) and the serfs.

DemandSider 1 hour ago

Exactly, parasite and host. Fauci would be the former, obviously.

[Jun 30, 2021] There are two types of people today, those who still listen to media and authority figures that are proven liars, and those who remember and are immune to further lies FROM PROVEN LIARS

Jun 30, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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Son of Loki 10 hours ago (Edited)

"Recent research shows the vaxxinated group had a 18 point lower IQ score then the unvaxxinated group and a 128 point higher gullibility score."

Fact Checked : True ✔️

Cirdan PREMIUM 9 hours ago

Wow! I didn't know they had a gullibility score!

bidennotmyprez99 9 hours ago remove link

Sure that's true but in my circle, it's all the super intellectual types who are getting "vaxxed". You know, the ones who read the Guardian in the UK or the NYT in the US and sneer at we deplorables. They pride themselves on being free and critical thinkers. Yet, they are the ones getting the jab. Incredible. The other group I see all aroujnd me getting jabbed are the fundamental christians: the ones who vowed never to bow to Caesar. Yeah, right. They've been warning all their lives about the Mark of the Beast and fall at the first hurdle. In contrast, all the ordinary working class Joes I know see it for the nasty ******** that it is.

No-Go zone 6 hours ago

The ordinary working class still has a common sense.

Smiddywesson 11 hours ago

There are two types of people today, those who still listen to media and authority figures that are proven liars, and those who remember and are immune to further lies FROM PROVEN LIARS. Faucci and company are proven liars, he can't tell me the time of day with any credibility at all.

Gunston_Nutbush_Hall 7 hours ago (Edited)

h/t ZH Johnny Walker http://whale.to/vaccines.html
"If this is preventive medicine, I'll take my chances with disease." ~ Mendelsohn M.D

Dis-obey 8 hours ago

The Delta strain is weak sauce. With a mortality rate of 0.1% it's the same as H1N1. H1N1 has been with Humanity since at least 1918 and human immunology has coped to deal with it. Don't be fooled.

BendGuyhere 11 hours ago

1)The "case" number is pure JUNK SCIENCE. Meaningless. It is PCR cycles jacked up until it gives a "positive". This is for people (Idiots) who get their 'science' from the National Enquirer.

2) Corona viruses are NOTORIOUS for constantly rapidly mutating, like the Common Cold.

3) ALL pathogenic viruses, to the extent that there even is a pathogenic covid virus anymore, attenuate over time. That is they become LESS pathogenic and the human immune system becomes more and more competent at recognizing and neutralizing viruses within the same family.

4) Well "What about India?" What ABOUT India? Outside of the MSM, which has mutated into a vast labyrinth of lies geared towards social control, we have no way of verifying what actually happened in India.

BugMan 5 hours ago

The microorganism must be identified in all individuals affected by the disease, but not in healthy individuals.

The microorganism can be isolated from the diseased individual and grown in culture.

When introduced into a healthy individual , the cultured microorganism should cause disease.

The microorganism must then be re-isolated from the experimental host , and found to be identical to the original microorganism.

Robert Koch and Koch's Postulates | Basic Microbiology | Microbe Notes

dot_bust 7 hours ago

I'm struck by the fact that the news media constantly push the so-called Covid-19 "vaccines." Have the news media become pharmaceutical company sales reps ?

Every day, I see news articles proclaiming that the Covid-19 "vaccines" are effective against the variants. They cite new studies even though such studies take a lot more time to conduct than has been alloted for concrete conclusions.

Overall, the pimping of the Covid shots by reporters is suspect at best. These so-called journalists never mention treatments, only vaccines.

Bill of Rights 7 hours ago (Edited)

When was the last time the MEDIA was actually just that the Media? 1960s perhaps..

What you are subjected to now, or for the better term, Choose to watch now is trash where 99% of it is made up and false.

Conductor "Corn Pop" Angelo 8 hours ago

Following a citizen's petition, a Lisbon court was forced to provide verified COVID-19 mortality data, reports AndreDias.net .

According to the ruling , the number of verified COVID-19 deaths from January 2020 to April 2021 is only 152, not about 17,000 as claimed by government ministries.

All the "others" died for various reasons, although their PCR test was positive.

"We live in a fraud of unprecedented dimensions," wrote Dias.

https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/frontlinenews/lisbon-court-rules-only-0-9-of-verified-cases-died-of-covid-numbering-152-not-17000-claimed/

[Jun 30, 2021] I plan on catching the Delta Variant on Delta Airlines. Its the kind of story I want to tell my grandchildren

Jun 30, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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Sigh. 11 hours ago

Not a pandemic but a manufactured DemPanic. These snarling rabid far-left-wing dogs will seize and shake any opportunity they can get to further their RESET utopian agendas, including population reductions and striking down capitalism. So close to their goals now, they are gone wild in their attacks and without any reservations whatsoever.

Fear for this little Republic. Its time is almost up.

Kugelhagel 11 hours ago

It's like a priest in stone age: if harvest was low because weather was bad a priest said "gimme all your sheet and I'll talk to the gods" . When that doesn't work he says "of course it not worked, you not gave me enough! gimme more!" ... and some day it worked and weather was good and the priest was celebrated.
Same here ... Snakeoil sellers.

No-Go zone 7 hours ago remove link

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

The Bidet Administration Goes Haywire 11 hours ago (Edited)

I plan on catching the Delta Variant on Delta Airlines. Its the kind of story I want to tell my grandchildren.

[Jun 26, 2021] 'You Were Wrong About A Lot Of Sh-t'- Maher Blasts Big Tech, CDC Over Lab-Leak Censorship - ZeroHedge

Jun 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Bill Maher slammed Big Tech on Friday's episode of his show, "Real Time with Bill Maher," criticizing Facebook and Google for censoring content discussing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory.

"I find this outrageous. Facebook banned any post for four months about COVID coming from a lab," said Maher, adding "Now, even the Biden administration is looking into it."

incharge1976 PREMIUM 1 hour ago (Edited)

Google and the like are not search engines, video sites, or social media sites. They are propaganda machines

The First Rule 42 minutes ago (Edited)

Yeah, Yandex.com is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to getting around pretty much any US based web search censorship.

It will show you the things Google is trying to hide.

[Jun 26, 2021] U Of Ottawa Adjuct Professor smoked something really strong and claimed that Sex Work Is The Best Thing Young People Can Do Early In Their Careers

Too may crazies among adjunct professors were discovered recently in the ocntext of Woke ideology and Critical race theory. This is another one. What is interesting is the she is a female.
Jun 20, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Addison Smith via Campus Reform,

[A person the claims to be] University of Ottawa adjunct professor and Canadian Lawyer Naomi Sayers took to Twitter recently to endorse sex work for "young people," calling it "the best thing" they can do early in their careers.

"unpopular opinion: the best thing young people can do early in their careers is do #SexWork on the side because your early career prospects will be unstable, unpredictable, low pay, likely contract work and very much exploitative," Sayers wrote on Twitter Sunday.

... ... ...

Campus Reform reached out to Exodus Cry , a non-profit organization committed to fighting back against sex work and human trafficking. Director of Intervention Helen Taylor replied calling Sayers' comments "deeply irresponsible."

"For Professor Sayers to flippantly encourage young vulnerable students to engage in such a harmful industry is deeply irresponsible and extremely offensive to survivors who are working hard to heal and recover from the damage prostitution inflicted on their lives," Taylor wrote

"The sex industry is a system of violence and gender inequality. It is not a 'job like any other.' It puts girls at higher risk daily of rape, theft and murder. It causes long-term PTSD comparable to torture victims"¦ We believe education leaders ought to be protecting young women, and empowering them to aim high, not echoing pimp's advertisements for the sex trade."

UPDATE: Sayers' publicist contacted Campus Reform after publication and insisted Sayers has no relation with the University of Ottawa as a professor.

When Campus Reform reached out to Sayers for an interview, she replied, "my policy is not to answer questions from media in which the answer can be found on google [sic] , which tweets are searchable on google now (aka do their research)".

Research conducted by Campus Reform found that in Sayers LinkedIn profile, she currently touts herself as "adjunct professor" at the university.

[Jun 26, 2021] Take your communion with woke coke: The birth of wokeism cult was a godsend to corporations

Notable quotes:
"... It helped defang the left. "Wokeism lent a lifeline to the people who were in charge of the big banks. They thought, 'This stuff is easy!' " They applauded diversity and inclusion, appointed token female and minority directors, and "mused about the racially disparate impact of climate change." So, in Mr. Ramaswamy's narrative, "a bunch of big banks got together with a bunch of millennials, birthed woke capitalism, and then put Occupy Wall Street up for adoption." Now, in Mr. Ramaswamy's tart verdict, "big business makes money by critiquing itself." ..."
"... Davos is "the Woke Vatican," Mr. Ramaswamy says; Al Gore and Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock , are "its archbishops." CEOs "further down the chain" -- he mentions James Quincey of Coca-Cola , Ed Bastian of Delta , Marc Benioff of Salesforce , John Donahoe of Nike and Alan Jope of Unilever -- are its "cardinals." ..."
Jun 26, 2021 | www.wsj.com

It helped defang the left. "Wokeism lent a lifeline to the people who were in charge of the big banks. They thought, 'This stuff is easy!' " They applauded diversity and inclusion, appointed token female and minority directors, and "mused about the racially disparate impact of climate change." So, in Mr. Ramaswamy's narrative, "a bunch of big banks got together with a bunch of millennials, birthed woke capitalism, and then put Occupy Wall Street up for adoption." Now, in Mr. Ramaswamy's tart verdict, "big business makes money by critiquing itself."

Mr. Ramaswamy regards Klaus Schwab, founder and CEO of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the "patron saint of wokeism" for his relentless propagation of "stakeholder capitalism" -- the view that the unspoken bargain in the grant to corporations of limited liability is that they "must do social good on the side."

Davos is "the Woke Vatican," Mr. Ramaswamy says; Al Gore and Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock , are "its archbishops." CEOs "further down the chain" -- he mentions James Quincey of Coca-Cola , Ed Bastian of Delta , Marc Benioff of Salesforce , John Donahoe of Nike and Alan Jope of Unilever -- are its "cardinals."

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Ed Baron

That Leftist "wokeism" is the brainchild of a religious cult should've been obvious decades ago. The purely religious belief in anthropogenic global warming, for example, which closely mimics the spiritual rituals of ancient cultures by worshiping nature over man. The hierarchy of color and gender as fetishes through which human relative value can be determined also mimics the hierarchy of priests or shamans in other religions. Thus, a fairly vapid group like BLM is exalted based purely on the melanin content of their skin, even though their claims are ridiculously flawed (They "care" about the lives of 90 or so armed felons killed by police, but call the 7,000+ black people killed by Blacks a "distraction"). Like many religions that plagued humanity throughout history, they will torment and punish all "deniers." Four years of the Trump Presidency made this clear. He faced the Grand Inquisition because he refused to kneel.
John Harris

[Jun 26, 2021] On a long enough timeline.... they want us ALL "vaccinated"

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Eyes Opened 19 hours ago

On a long enough timeline.... they want us ALL "vaccinated"... 😒

[Jun 26, 2021] Neoliberal elite hypocrisity: rule for thee but not for me

UK Lockdown Architect Apologizes For Breaking COVID Rules Over Affair With Aide, Won't Resign
Jun 25, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
JUN 25, 2021

Update (0815ET) : British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was "very sorry" after pictures of him kissing and embracing his top aide, a friend hired last year, were splashed on the front page of the Sun newspaper. However, he has said he will not resign .

As Summit News' Paul Joseph Watson detailed earlier, yet another architect of the UK's lockdown has been caught violating it as photos revealed Health Secretary Matt Hancock passionately kissing his mistress at a time when Brits were being told they shouldn't even shake hands.

[Jun 26, 2021] Then it's just CHINA

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Jim in MN 15 hours ago

Once again, with feeling: None of the 'control measures' does anything. End it all now. They just want us all in their databases anyway. They don't care about death tolls, or even vaccines. It's not about that.

The vaccine passports in the UK already link to your entire medical history, biometric, genetic and ethnic data, criminal history, vehicle registration and employer data.

All they need is your bank account and internet/social media.

Then it's just................................CHINA.

And THAT is what they want, and what they are doing.

Jim in MN 15 hours ago remove link

https://theconversation.com/nhs-vaccine-passports-are-here-but-will-they-be-used-beyond-international-travel-161122

[Jun 24, 2021] Rabobank- Current Reality Can Only Be Described As Anarchic Surrealism

Jun 24, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

By Michael Every of Rabobank

The Dove From Above

Back in the mid-1990s when irony was still a thing, British TV had a popular celebrity gameshow called Shooting Stars hosted by comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. It was filled with slapstick, surreal, anarchic humor, and while it appeared to stick to standard gameshow conventions, everything was actually arbitrary: rules could be made up or ignored as and when Vic and Bob felt like it

[Jun 22, 2021] When John Steward said the scientists (especially financed by government) often push things too far to the detriment of mere mortals

As he said "curiosity killed the cat and now scietista want to kill ten thousand cats to study why"
Jun 22, 2021 | www.unz.com

Schuetze , says: June 16, 2021 at 7:54 pm GMT • 6.1 days ago

When John Stewart and Stephan Colbert finally cover it, then it is officially a limited hangout

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sSfejgwbDQ8?feature=oembed&rel=0&autoplay=1

[Jun 22, 2021] The Imperial Pottery Barn rule: "What cannot be owned must be broken"

Highly recommended!
Jun 22, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

robin , Jun 22 2021 19:33 utc | 14

Posted by: Down South | Jun 22 2021 18:01 utc |

They say madness is doing the same thing over and over again and each time expecting a different result.

There's nothing mad about this strategy. If it doesn't make sense, your premise is probably wrong.


Think of it as the Imperial Pottery Barn rule :

"What cannot be owned must be broken"

Weaver , Jun 22 2021 19:50 utc | 18

Robin, "the Imperial Pottery Barn rule" is an extremely good analogy. I'm going to have a hard time citing you if I ever use that. I've also seen US foreign policy described as "rubblization," with regard to Syria especially.

[Jun 21, 2021] Woke Coca-Cola faces some headwinds and not only with US customers. Woka Cola can kiss my *** movement is emerging

I wonder who is still buying this brown high-fructose corn syrup carbonated water. Only people completely obvious to their health do so. Boycotting Coca-cola is probably the easiest and healthiest boycott possible. From commnets: " Woka Cola can kiss my ***. "
In a letter dated June 11, the American Civil Rights Project (ACRP) noted that on Jan. 28, the general counsel of Coca-Cola demanded law firms seeking to keep the company as a client must commit that at least 30 percent of billed time would be from "diverse attorneys," and at least half of that time would be from black attorneys.
Jun 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The ACRP, speaking on behalf of "a set of concerned Coca-Cola Company shareholders," demanded that the soft drink company either "publicly retract the discriminatory outside-counsel policies" or otherwise "provide access to the corporate records related to the decision of Coca-Cola's officers and directors to adopt and retain those illegal policies."

Coca-Cola's race-specific contracting policy , according to the ACRP, has exposed the corporation and its shareholders to "material risk of liability" for potentially violating anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.

The letter further alleged that all of Coca-Cola's decision makers knew, or should have known, that the policy was potentially illegal. It said those who were not so aware of the legal risks either have failed their responsibility or "relied on the inexcusably flawed advice of counsel."

... ... ...

Coca-Cola, one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, came under fire in February, when its employees were allegedly instructed to be "less white" as part of a "Confronting Racism" training course featuring interviews with sociologist Robin DiAngelo, the author of a 2018 book called "White Fragility."

"In the U.S. and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white," reads one of the slides, allegedly sent from an "internal whistleblower" and posted on Twitter by YouTube commentator Karlyn Borysenko. The post went viral.


1 hour ago remove link

Coca Cola is brown high-fructose corn syrup carbonated water that makes one fat through empty calories. It's perhaps the easiest and healthiest boycott possible. Do it, white man... do it. play_arrow 51 play_arrow


Ghost of SilverIsMoney 59 minutes ago

I got off my sugary soda addiction 6years ago by switching to Seltzers.

They still have the soda bite without any garbage attached.

TacoNasty 50 minutes ago

I unfortunately got addicted to diet soda because my parents gave it to me since I was a young toddler.

Coke's anti-White racism finally got me to quit.

I feel so much healthier... especially, my sleep is so much better!

ted41776 1 hour ago

yelp, a publicly traded company, has a category named "black-owned businesses" that they regularly promote

discrimination laws?

crickets

overbet 1 hour ago

I regret that I already dont drink that **** so I cant boycott it any further. Avoiding anything processed got me from a flabby 250lb desk jockey to a lean 190lb heavy lifting gym rat after a few years.

Automatic Choke PREMIUM 49 minutes ago

you can short the stock.

TacoNasty 50 minutes ago

Good job!!! Props to you. I dropped from 220 to 180 during quarantine due to watching my diet much more closely and lifting.

MaskTard 53 minutes ago

Woka Cola can kiss my ***. All Coke products in this household were poured down the drain long ago.

sleepyhollow 51 minutes ago

Same here. Stopped drinking Coke, buying woke products and watching woke sports such as the NFL, NBA, etc.

Virgil Krenshaw PREMIUM 31 minutes ago (Edited)

Sue. Them. Silly. Go on the offensive against wokeness. It's discrimination. It's race-based harassment. And it's against the law. Document any HR sessions that are woke. Build evidence of a pattern of behavior. Then go for the throat.

Very interesting to see shareholders threatening to sue. Courts recognize management's fiduciary duty to shareholders, but overwhelmingly defer to executives' "business judgment" on what's best for a company. But these woketards are now so obviously undermining company value that I think courts will probably intervene.

How could A&E ever justify its decision to cancel "Cops," AKA the source of half its revenue, as a sound business judgment that would add shareholder value?

William Dorritt 44 minutes ago

The following list presents notable Coca-Cola subsidiaries, brands and products:

  • Coca-Cola (Coke)

  • Diet Coke

  • Coca-Cola Zero

  • Sprite

  • Fanta

  • Dasani

  • Ciel

  • Smartwater

  • Minute Maid

  • Simply Orange

  • Del Valle

  • Powerade

  • Vitaminwater

  • Odwalla

  • Fuze Beverage

  • Honest Tea

Chimesickle007 17 minutes ago

Thank god none of them are on my shopping list

tyberious 52 minutes ago (Edited)

Started out as a poison, got rid of Cocaine and added an even more addictive and far deadlier substance, GMO high fructose corn syrup with a healthy dose of glyphosate!

Lt. Shicekopf 42 minutes ago

I do not drink Coke, watch the NFL, use Gillette products, I eschew Starbucks, shun the airlines, avoid the NBA like the plague...and I feel much better about myself.

Automatic Choke PREMIUM 59 minutes ago

Stop "woke"
dump Coke.

MoneyMonkey 50 minutes ago

Incidence of diabetes (aka "the sugars") is highest amongst jogger Americans, so it seems fair they get to be scum sucking lawyers for a company slowly killing their own kind.

Southern_Boy 9 minutes ago (Edited)

Drank Coke daily (3 to 6 cans or bottles) for almost 60 years. They've lost my business thanks to this "Woke Business". As I understood it, they hired an activist lawyer who basically has cost them billions in sales.

[Jun 21, 2021] Do you remember when a trillion was a big number? Well, it still is especially if we are talking about possible stock market losses even with "accommodative" FED

Jun 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Traders are addicted to trading, much like murderers fixate on murdering. The traders noticed a slight change in the Fed's tone and sold anything tied to inflation. They whacked gold good. Then they went after the other commodities. When they were done there, they went after value stocks, before finishing the week by blasting a bunch of cyclical names.


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ted41776 5 hours ago

the only kind of ism that has exist is sociopathism

they always end up at the top of any power pyramid and make the rules that apply to all others but not them

same as it always was and same as it always will be

NoDebt 4 hours ago

Traders are addicted to trading, much like murderers fixate on murdering

A line I wish I had come up with.

lambda PREMIUM 4 hours ago

This was already modeled and formalized: The Gambler Fallacy.

[Jun 20, 2021] Freedom of press under Bolshevism and under neoliberalism

Jun 20, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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Rainman 9 minutes ago

Back in the day of newspapers, the Bolsheviks had PRAVDA ( which laughingly means TRUTH )

thoughtbubble 3 minutes ago

Democrats have Twitter (which not ironically means TWITS).

AriusArmenian 3 minutes ago remove link

All the major social media companies in the US were funded and controlled by the CIA from startup.

There is not a future end-game - it has been the CIA's agenda from the beginning.

The CIA along with Watt Street and the MIC owns and controls the US from top to bottom - and they intend for the lumpen white people to fall on their swords. This is all to the interests of the rich and powerful button pushers. I pity the young people like idiots so easily used by the elites.

[Jun 20, 2021] Your Show's F-cking Terrible! -- Joe Rogan Destroys CNN's Brian Stelter In Podcast Rant

Jun 19, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Rogan took exception with Stelter being incensed that more people were watching shows on YouTube than watching his show, according to Fox News .

"They didn't even understand the way they were describing it. They were describing it as if they're entitled to viewers," Rogan ranted.

"They were saying, "˜There are shows on YouTube right now that get more views than this show.' This is because the market has spoken and your show's f***in terrible . Well, Brian Stelter's show keeps slipping and slipping and slipping in the ratings."

"How about Brian Stelter talking to the press secretary, "˜What are we doing wrong? What are we doing wrong?' Like, hey motherf---er, you're supposed to be a journalist ," Rogan said. "They're obviously being told a certain amount of what to do. And maybe he'd be an interesting guy if he had his own f---in podcast that you can rely on his own personality and be himself. I don't know. I can't imagine doing that gig."

"He's the worst," Rogan guest and progressive commentator Kyle Kulinski said. Stelter has "outright [called] for censorship under the guise of combatting the spread of conspiracy theories."

They "use that for f---ing everything," Kulinski said.

Rogan then turned his ire to Don Lemon's show: "So is Don Lemon's. It's the same thing. Everyone knows they're not real. They're not real humans."

"And they wonder why they get no views," Kulinski concluded.

Recall, this week we noted that Stelter, who just last week groveled at the feet of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki - asking how the media can better cover President Biden - has failed to attract at least one million viewers for 11 straight weeks , and averaged just 752,000 on Sunday, his smallest audience of the year.

[Jun 20, 2021] Jon Stewart, The High Priest Of Cultural Liberalism, Reprimands His Flock - ZeroHedge

Jun 20, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Jon Stewart, The High Priest Of Cultural Liberalism, Reprimands His Flock BY TYLER DURDEN SATURDAY, JUN 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM

Authored by Michael Tracy via mtracey.substack.com (emphasis ours),

If contemporary American liberalism has any High Priests, foremost among them would have to be Jon Stewart. Arguably, he's the functional equivalent of a supreme pontiff. So much of contemporary American liberalism hinges on aesthetic presentation" the ever-present need to convey that you and your peers "get it"" and Stewart pioneered the perfect public sensibility tailored to this ambition. For years, cultural liberals' sense of savviness and ironic detachment, coupled with an underlying pretension to earnestness, was cultivated and affirmed by Stewart. His method of communicating political information on The Daily Show became the dominant style not just of mainstream corporate comedy, but of left-liberal politics as a whole. Everyone from establishment Democrats to cynical online leftists speaks of Stewart with worshipful reverence.

Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Stewart is also very smart. Like any good leader of a religious order, he knows on occasion he must chide his fellow clergymen for their doctrinal blindspots, tactical blunders, or personal indiscretions . He knows how to gently but firmly advise parishioners when they've gone astray, or gone too far. He also mostly kept his head down throughout the Trump presidency" declining to weigh in on every fleeting micro-scandal" which was a wise decision, so as to not get himself too brain-melted by the endless frenzy of that period. He didn't even join Twitter until this past January.

Empathizing with the habits and tastes of those who are culturally dissimilar is always healthy, but it's a major struggle to understand why some people still voluntarily watch late-night network TV. Nonetheless, Stewart appeared this week on the first back-in-studio taping of his protégé Stephen Colbert's late-night show. There he issued what amounted to a new Papal encyclical. In that signature weary, deadpan delivery everyone knows and loves, he averred that the "lab leak" theory of COVID origins" previously a contemptible heresy" should not just be seriously considered as plausible, but had in fact become trivially obvious . So obvious that you're now the dummy if you don't think so. Watch as Colbert awkwardly wrestles with the implications of what his longtime hero Jon Stewart is saying ; he looks almost pained. Six months ago, anyone who broached this topic on Colbert's show would've been assumed to be some sort of QAnon crank. But here's Jon Stewart, repeating Steve Bannon talking points. Colbert, understandably, appears quite disoriented.

Stewart recognizes when to "read the room" and direct a course correction in the prevailing sentiments of popular liberalism when its dogmas have become too untenable to continue. Who else was going to do it, Joe Biden? Nowhere near enough funny-guy sway. It takes the cultural prestige of a leader like Stewart to truly make a difference. And when he decides it's time for one of those gentle-but-firm course corrections, liberals listen intently" because liberalism is underrated for its ability to adapt and self-correct, at least in the arena of public presentation. This is best accomplished by reframing its past failures as a big joke, and there's no one better positioned to do so than Stewart.

Accordingly, the rapid transformation of the lab leak theory from shameful racist trope into cool-kid conventional wisdom need not occasion any recriminations or blame" just more self-deprecating laughter. Never mind that during all the Zoom banter Stewart presumably participated in over the past 15 months, the theory was either scornfully dismissed or ignored. That's all in the past; Trump is gone. Eventually Stewart got it.

But he wasn't imparted with this knowledge by some divine revelation. A campaign of Twitter sleuths and Medium posts is what punctured a false consensus. Stewart merely consecrated the shift within a certain strand of the cultural mainstream, thereby granting license to liberals who need permission from their entertainment idols before they form opinions about anything.

This volatility within liberalism is often fodder for mockery. It can make adherents look and sound incoherent. But malleability is part of liberalism's strength; after all, conservatives are always complaining that liberals control most every institution. To what do they attribute this...?

It's why the big "face-off" this week between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, desperately hyped by the flagging corporate news industry, could result in Putin lavishing Biden with praise for his statesmanship and sterling moral character, and no Democratic elected official taking issue. Memories of how similar diplomatic niceties were portrayed vis-a-vis the previous President simply vanish. Stephen Colbert didn't sneer at the "collusive" implications. The last five years of spy-thriller hype can just wash away, with the snap of a finger.

It's why Ashli Babbitt "" an unarmed protester shot dead at point-blank range by an agent of the state" was presumed worthy of summary execution by the nation's liberal class, even as they make other questionable police killings the guiding impetus of their entire political program. Babbitt had bad ideas, she was deluded by YouTube misinformation, she was a de facto white supremacist, whatever. She might've even been trespassing at the time the bullet was pumped into her throat. The public still doesn't have the name of her assailant" this information has been concealed by the relevant police agency . But Jon Stewart wouldn't go near that one... yet. Promoting a certain interpretation of January 6 still has a utility for liberals that clinging to lab leak denialism no longer does.

So much of it all is a facade" but facades can overlay the accrual of real power . Stewart just has enough self-awareness to poke his head through the facade every now and then, when the conditions are safe, and help right the ship.

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[Jun 18, 2021] Bill Maher Diagnoses Liberal 'Progressophobia' - WSJ

Jun 18, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Here's a statement that deserves amplification.

Last week Bill Maher of HBO's "Real Time" did a commentary on something he believes deeply destructive. Maher, who has described his politics as liberal, libertarian, progressive and practical, is a longtime and occasionally brave foe of wokeness in its extreme manifestations. He zeroed in on one aspect that fuels a lot of grievance, and that is the uninformed sense that America has largely been impervious to improvement.

Mr. Maher called this "progressophobia," a term coined by the cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker. Mr. Maher defines it as "a brain disorder that strikes liberals and makes them incapable of recognizing progress. It's like situational blindness, only what you can't see is that your dorm in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War."

His audience laughed uncertainly. You could tell they didn't want to get caught laughing at the wrong thing and weren't certain what the wrong thing was. Normally they're asked to laugh at right-wing idiocy, which is never in short supply.

"If you think that America is more racist now than ever, more sexist than before women could vote, you have progressophobia," Mr. Maher said. Look at the changes America has made on disputed issues like gay marriage and marijuana legislation. "Even something like bullying. It still happens, but being outwardly cruel to people who are different is no longer acceptable. That's progress. Acknowledging progress isn't saying, 'We're done,' or, 'We don't need more.' And being gloomier doesn't mean you're a better person."

He was asking for perspective, a hard thing to do when you're a comic because a comic's tools are exaggeration, satire and sarcasm. But Mr. Maher maintained earnestness.

"In 1958," he said, "only 4% of Americans approved of interracial marriage. Now Gallup doesn't even bother asking. But the last time they did, in 2013, 87% approved. An overwhelming majority of Americans now say they want to live in a multiracial neighborhood. That is a sea change from when I was a kid." Mr. Maher was born in 1956.

He barreled on: "In a country that's 14% black, 18% of the incoming class at Harvard is black. And since 2017, white students are not even a majority in our public colleges. Employees of color make up 47% of Microsoft , 50% of Target, 55% of the Gap, as companies become desperate to look like their TV commercials."

"The 'Friends' reunion we just had looked weird, because if you even suggested a show today about six people all of whom were straight and white, the network would laugh you out of the room and then cancel you on Twitter . And yet there is a recurrent theme on the far left that things have never been worse."

The comedian Kevin Hart had recently told the New York Times , "You're witnessing white power and white privilege at an all-time high." Mr. Maher: "This is one of the big problems with wokeness, that what you say doesn't have to make sense or jibe with the facts, or ever be challenged, lest the challenge itself be conflated with racism."

He added: "Saying white power and privilege is at an all-time high is just ridiculous. Higher than a century ago, the year of the Tulsa race massacre? Higher than when the KKK rode unchecked and Jim Crow unchallenged?" He acknowledged that "racism is unfortunately still with us," and its "legacy of injustice" lingers. "I understand best I can how racism singes a person's soul so much they might see it everywhere. But seeing clearly is necessary for actually fixing problems, and clearly racism is no longer everywhere. It's not in my home, and it's probably not in yours if I read my audience right, and I think I do. For most of the country the most unhip thing you could ever be today is a racist."

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Chris Hunsaker

You know leftist overreach is extreme when Bill Maher and Jon Stewart are calling out its absurdities. Maher's bit is interesting--if you watch the video you'll see that he hasn't totally wandered off the reservation of the left, but he is objectively looking around and recognizing that all of this progressive indoctrination is causing problems.

Jon Stewart's rant brilliantly illustrated the folly of the Never Trumpers who have allowed their disdain for the Orange Man to cloud their view of reality. He was 12 months too late to point it out, but at least he got there eventually.

Chris Breidenbaugh
Marxist and Fascist tyrants have always required a boogey man. The Bolsheviks had the bourgeoisie. Nazi Germany had the Jews, Castro, Chavez and the North Koreans have the US. Today's US marxists have racism. An undeniable, invisible scourge that must be irradiated, no matter how irrelevant it is in modern society. But it will never and can never be irradiated. How will BLM rally the troops if there is no racism? Who will pay for Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson's limos if racism were "gone"? For todays US marxists, the goal is not to end racism. It's to enact marxist policies to control the masses. Racism is just a tool; a means to an end. You can see a direct correlation to the rise of marxist policies and the prevalence of anti-racism fervor. When racism no longer serves it purpose for these marxists, it will be kicked to the curb. They'll find a new boogey man and start the whole process over.
Patricia Barnes
Cultural elites (i.e. Hollywood, publishers) for decades have pushed the narrative that all whites are one grandfather removed from a cruel Southern plantation owner wielding a bull whip over a sniveling black slave on his knees. All to sell movie tickets and books.
RICHARD SANDOR
Patrica : Yes, I have learned quite a bit about this inter-racial part of America History from watching " Finding Your Roots ." Quite an insight into how complicated slavery was because even some African Americans owned slaves . The cultural divisions between the North and South were huge . And finding a solution to this cultural divide was terribly difficult. mrs
r fortin
To quote the racist Maxine Waters, we have to "push-back" against rewarding and giving more power to the racist woke mob or we will become more divided than ever!
BRIAN MOORE
Maher's point will gain no traction on the left. Without "you're a racist", they would have to produce cogent arguments, and they cannot.
SEAN ESSIG
"progressophobia," a term coined by the cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker. Mr. Maher defines it as "a brain disorder that strikes liberals and makes them incapable of recognizing progress.
Absolute genius!
Gary Blakely
In the past we only had two genders, now we have 72 genders. That's progressive.

In the past we had 3,446 black hangings in the US, now we have had 40,000 black people murdered in Chicago alone. That's progressive.

I could go on. Please feel free to enhance this list.

[Jun 18, 2021] Rumors, wild rumors and the US intelligence community attempts to frame China using Q-anon tricks

Looks like Q-anon is alive and well
Jun 18, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The Free Beacon reports that U.S. intelligence officials haven't come to a conclusion about whether or not the students being investigated were spies, but RedState is told that whether or not one wants to use the term "spy," those students were sent back to the United States with specific information-gathering directives with the purpose of helping Beijing understand the US government's response to the pandemic at a much deeper level than they could through publicly-available documents. Those students (spies) were charged with reporting back on public policy changes, economic response and damage, impacts on the healthcare system (equipment/hospital bed shortages, etc), supply chain impacts (including how long it took things like semiconductors from China to reach the United States), civil unrest, and more.

In addition, Dong has provided DIA with the following information:

Dong also has provided DIA with copies of the contents of the hard drive on Hunter Biden's laptop, showing the information the Chinese government has about Hunter's pornography problem and about his (and Joe's) business dealings with Chinese entities. Some of the files on Dong has provided shine a light on just how it was that the sale of Henniges Automotive (and their stealth technology) to Chinese military manufacturer AVIC Auto was approved.

Again, according to sources, Dong told DIA debriefers that at least a third of Chinese students attending US universities are PLA assets or part of the Thousand Talents Plan and that many of the students are here under pseudonyms. One reason for using pseudonyms is that many of these students are the children of high-ranking military and party leaders.

As we initially reported, DIA has high confidence in the veracity of Dong's claims. The fact that since our original report, which was pooh-poohed by Langley apologists, the New York Times published a rare interview with Dr. Shi Zhengli (the WIV "Bat Woman"), ABC News has started an "investigation" into COVID-19 origins, and now the actual name of the defector has been published in an anti-Trump, CIA-friendly blog, demonstrates what sources told RedState today: "This defector has the rest of the intelligence community and the LEO community scared sh**less."

The Free Beacon reports that U.S. intelligence officials haven't come to a conclusion about whether or not the students being investigated were spies, but RedState is told that whether or not one wants to use the term "spy," those students were sent back to the United States with specific information-gathering directives with the purpose of helping Beijing understand the US government's response to the pandemic at a much deeper level than they could through publicly-available documents. Those students (spies) were charged with reporting back on public policy changes, economic response and damage, impacts on the healthcare system (equipment/hospital bed shortages, etc), supply chain impacts (including how long it took things like semiconductors from China to reach the United States), civil unrest, and more.

In addition, Dong has provided DIA with the following information:

Dong also has provided DIA with copies of the contents of the hard drive on Hunter Biden's laptop, showing the information the Chinese government has about Hunter's pornography problem and about his (and Joe's) business dealings with Chinese entities. Some of the files on Dong has provided shine a light on just how it was that the sale of Henniges Automotive (and their stealth technology) to Chinese military manufacturer AVIC Auto was approved.

Again, according to sources, Dong told DIA debriefers that at least a third of Chinese students attending US universities are PLA assets or part of the Thousand Talents Plan and that many of the students are here under pseudonyms. One reason for using pseudonyms is that many of these students are the children of high-ranking military and party leaders.

As we initially reported, DIA has high confidence in the veracity of Dong's claims. The fact that since our original report, which was pooh-poohed by Langley apologists, the New York Times published a rare interview with Dr. Shi Zhengli (the WIV "Bat Woman"), ABC News has started an "investigation" into COVID-19 origins, and now the actual name of the defector has been published in an anti-Trump, CIA-friendly blog, demonstrates what sources told RedState today: "This defector has the rest of the intelligence community and the LEO community scared sh**less."

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Chief Joesph 2 hours ago

This story is totally unbelievable. First of all, the DIA is the wrong agency to turn over information to, since it only analyze stuff that has military implications, (which of course bioagents would be of an interest to them), but they never make any releases of information available to the public. So, it's very doubtful the author would have gotten any information directly from them. They are literally more secretive than the CIA. And, the business of who had F/J visas and who went to American schools is totally irrelevant to DIA too, which also makes this report suspicious about it's authenticity. This is simply not the way military intelligence works.

Rudolph 1 hour ago (Edited)

Reads like a fiction. Mass number of spies in US gov't even CIA FBI must not be told of Dong's defection ?

AmadausVoltaire 1 hour ago

Yeah, my tolerance for Hopium is so high that this story barely took the edge off...

Drowsapp123 3 minutes ago

Oh so now the Deep State is going to give me the straight story!

Wow they must have gotten jeeeeeeesus.

Never mind our military wants to go after China. This information will be totally unbiased. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Someone tell the block heads in the military that we're not going to win when all the parts to our war machine come from China. Seriously. This. Is. Dumb.

It was Fauci who had this crap going on in labs of Fort Detrick. When it was made illegal here the research effort was shipped to Wuhan. There it was funded by Fauci / USSA. China is being used as a patsy. Did China put on Event 201 where they did an exercise of a corona pandemic in Sept 2019?? NO. It's the Davos Crowd. The Banking Cartel. Never forget it or we'll have yet ANOTHER world war where your sons / daughters die for them. WW1 / WW2 were fought to make the world safe for the Banking Cartel and allow them to loot the world.

pro·le·tar·i·at 35 minutes ago
  • Names of US citizens who provide intel to China

Dr. Anthony Fauci

bombdog PREMIUM 34 minutes ago

Financial records showing US businessmen and public officials who've received money from the Chinese government

Joe Biden

Huginn 33 minutes ago

Swallwell

Captain Carrot 28 minutes ago

Don't forget Sheldon Adelson (Trumpy's Boss)...!

Johnny Walker 2 hours ago

US has bio weapons labs in 25 countries.

"They kept tampering with the virus for a few years, trying to make it more infectious and more deadly. After gain-of-function research was forbidden by the US government in 2014, it was promptly offshored to Wuhan lab. The research was quietly continued with US grants coming (partly) from the notorious Dr Fauci via the equally notorious Peter Daszak and his EcoHealth Alliance, the beneficiary of $39 million grant from the Pentagon . The Pentagon is a great humanitarian organization known for its love of mankind, right? "

https://www.unz.com/ishamir/the-can-of-worms/

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/06/joseph-mercola/covid-ivermectin-and-the-crime-of-the-century/

RiverRoad 1 hour ago

NGOs are so handy.

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tedstr 1 hour ago (Edited)

4.5% (inflated) infection rate and 99.7% (deflated) survival rate is not any kind of weapon. Perhaps the research was leading to it, but covid was not any kind of obviously effective weapon. Dont believe the neocon jibberish. The weapon was the a test of the ability to manipulate the media and politicians to create panic and fear and submission. Obviously totally effective.

hestroy 3 hours ago (Edited)

Not Epoch Times today? But the same joo****. Wuhan was only one of the labs where the virus was created in 2015: A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence

Fluff The Cat 3 hours ago

Gotta try and keep us distracted from the tribe going on a real-estate shopping spree via BlackRock while small hat AG Garland calls "white supremacy" the greatest terrorist threat.

"Look over there!! It's CHINA!!!"

BaNNeD oN THe RuN 1 hour ago
  • Models of predicted COVID-19 spread and damage to the US and the world

So what, they obtained a copy of the Event 201 document from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

Still it was pleasant to read a speculative propaganda piece not written by Epoch Times, well done.

Sid Finch 32 minutes ago

This feels like more theatre to keep narrative alive. If the CDC or anyone proved a virus exists, it would be good start. Their own PCR manuals concede that it hasn't. Anyone can read them. It's more about creating panic to get more to want the magic mystery potion injection. I see 4 healthy British Airways pilots died this week, and fllying does increase clotting risks.

Son of Captain Nemo 2 hours ago (Edited)

Nothing compares to the "dirt" and $USD to be "dumped" completely which will see THIS ( https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/944-trillion-reasons-why-fed-quietly-bailing-out-hedge-funds )x3

And the $Buck in perpetuity $tops right here ( https://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/groundzero/cleanup.html ) for the "parties" that made that deal!...

me or you 22 minutes ago

Believing this nonsense is like believing in Santa Claus .

roger29palms 34 minutes ago

It seems a bit difficult to believe such a knowledgeable person was allowed out of the country with his daughter to boot.

not-me---it-was-the-dog 32 minutes ago

oh, but it must be true! i done seen it on the interwebs!

calculator 23 minutes ago

You mean like Snowden?

El_Puerco 53 minutes ago

https://youtu.be/vUrp5PlnBwQ

MP Derek Sloan raises concerns about censorship of doctors and scientists – June 17, 2021

WOW!

not-me---it-was-the-dog 18 minutes ago

well, i just checked faux news. nothing about a defective chineser, but i did learn " Kardashian admits she broke up with ex-husband 'in the worst way,' owes apology "

seems the public has become bored with the china/wuhan/bats/commies narrative, so we needs to spice it up. facts or no facts, doesn't matter. it's all about the clicks...........

so, umm......until some real news organizations update us on this world-shattering story, ima take it with lott's wife.

VladLenin 2 hours ago

This sounds like BS. Someone here called it... Steele...

  1. He approached the DIA after being in the US for 2 weeks? As a counter-intel guy, he should know DIA HUMINT is for sh!t. They're the JV team. The only reason he might go to them is if they had already pitched him (and maybe the Chinese found out).
  2. So in a world of compartmentalization, this guy knows everything about everything. Even being a high level guy, we all know executive types are incapable of doing stuff for themselves. So, in between budget meetings and picking the new picture of Mao for the lobby, he was downloading data to a thumb drive?

If I had to guess, this guy probably did defected. But his exploits are an amalgamation of many potential intel sources. Pin some sh!t on him so he won't re-defect.

[Jun 18, 2021] Top Chinese Epidemiologist Urges Probe Of US Bio-Weapons Labs

Jun 18, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
BeePee 6 hours ago remove link

==But can we trust the US government any better?==

Yes. We are an open society. With a free press. And freedom of speech.

You are spreading falsehoods.

[Jun 17, 2021] Biden will cure cancer now. I just know it.

Jun 17, 2021 | turcopolier.com

Deap says: June 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm

After four years of Russia, Russia, Russia is our mortal enemy and has compromised the former US President to our great national peril, don't you think it is wonderful Biden brought a thaw to those very same hostilities he and his party spent the last four years trying to foment? ( /s)

Biden will cure cancer now. I just know it.

[Jun 17, 2021] Jon Stewart Causes Liberal Heads to Explode - TurcopolierTurcopolier

Jun 17, 2021 | turcopolier.com

Boy, was this unexpected and fun. Jon Stewart, former star of the Daily Show (back when it was funny), hooked up Monday night with his old protege, Stephen Colbert. When Stewart was running the Daily Show, he had a liberal bent but he would also take on liberal hypocrisy. That bit of integrity was on display again last night (today is Tuesday) when the insufferable Stephen Colbert asked his old boss what he thought about the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is the exchange:

"I think we owe a great debt of gratitude to science. Science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of this pandemic, which was more than likely caused by science ," Stewart said after Colbert asked how he was feeling about the scientific response to COVID-19.

"Do you mean perhaps there's a chance that this was created in a lab?" asked Colbert, adding "There's an investigation."

" A chance? " shot back Stewart – kicking the door open.

" Oh my god, there's a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China, what do we do? Oh, you know who we could ask? The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab. The disease is the same name as the lab. That's just a little too weird, don't you think? And then they asked those scientists – they're like 'how did this so wait a minute, you work at the Wuhan respiratory coronavirus lab. How did this happen?' and they're like ' mmmm – a pangolin kissed a turtle? ' and you're like 'no the name of your lab! If you look at the name! Can I let me see your business card. Show me your business card. Oh – I work at the coronavirus lab in Wuhan. Oh, cause there's a coronavirus loose in Wuhan. How did that happen? '

'Maybe a bat flew into the Cloaca of a turkey and then it sneezed into my chili. And now we all have Coronavirus."

Stewart landed one final joke as Colbert desperately tried to control the situation;

"HOLD IT, HOLD IT! What about this, what about this listen to this! 'OH MY GOD, there's been an outbreak of chocolately goodness near Hershey, Pennsylvania. What do you think happened?'

'Oh I don't know, maybe a steam shovel mated with a cocoa bean?'

" Or it's the fucking chocolate factory ! Maybe that's it!" Stewart screamed.

https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3R3ZWV0X2VtYmVkX2NsaWNrYWJpbGl0eV8xMjEwMiI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJjb250cm9sIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1404665481886195717&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fturcopolier.com%2F&sessionId=98a7c6592999aaa8a5ecd60f9471746654270e8a&theme=light&widgetsVersion=82e1070%3A1619632193066&width=550px

Boy oh boy. Liberal land did not like that. Click here to enjoy the tsunami of liberal hysteria in the aftermath of getting punched in the nut sack by truth.

Polish Janitor says: June 15, 2021 at 6:52 pm

John Stewart always stroke me as an old-school 'New-Deal' type liberal who had a nuanced view of the world. Ironically, when Dubya was in office Stewart was always there to criticize and poke fun at him and the Republicans so he was pretty much their enemy no.1 in the media, but this time around it is the batshit crazy progressives that are foaming on their mouths for seeing him apply the same stuff he used to unleash against the Republicans. The Colbert's interview actually sums up the insanity of the progressives nicely.

My hats off to John Stewart for standing up to non-sense when he sees it. James says: June 17, 2021 at 9:48 am

Krystal & Saager were on Joe Rogan yesterday and the three of them watched the clip together – quite approvingly.

Not everyone on the left is an idiot or a sellout. These three people, and Jon Stewart, have great integrity and intelligence. Krystal & Saager are living proof that the left and the right can work together to take on the establishment.

[Jun 17, 2021] Vlad vs Volodaya controversy

Jun 17, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Andrew Ho , Jun 17 2021 0:55 utc | 74

I see many commenters referring to President Putin as Vlad. For the last time, the shortening of Vladimir is not Vlad, it's Volodya. Vlad is short for Vladislav. Just because American idiots journalists didn't bother to do a little research doesn't mean you couldn't either.


Wolle , Jun 17 2021 1:09 utc | 76

@Andrew Ho(#74): The most used shortcut for Владимир is Вова, IMHO.
Volodya is not really shorter like Vladimir.

Hoarsewhisperer , Jun 17 2021 5:28 utc | 85

I see many commenters referring to President Putin as Vlad. For the last time, the shortening of Vladimir is not Vlad, it's Volodya. Vlad is short for Vladislav.
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Posted by: Andrew Ho | Jun 17 2021 0:55 utc | 74

You're forgetting that this is an English Language conversations among Speakers of English. Their most common method of shortening a person's name is by omitting the surplus syllables from the end of a long name.
In English, if the short version of a person's name bears no resemblance to the name itself, then it's a Nickname.

It's not disrespectful to talk ABOUT someone using a conventional shortening of their name. It would only be disrespectful if one used it when speaking TO the individual without first asking how he/she prefers to be addressed. And that's a universal precaution.

steven t johnson , Jun 17 2021 12:55 utc | 109

Queen Elizabeth is nicknamed "Liz" by the irreverent and "BoJo" is widely recognized for Boris. Somehow I have a vague notion Merkel has been dubbed "Tante," but this may be the onset of dementia. ("Lilibet" has been revived for a great-granddaughter, but that was more a WWII thing for Elizabeth II.) Before Macron was elected I off-handedly referred to him as "monster," but that really provoked one of the regulars at another blog, Crooked Timber. (Our host may be pleased to know they are allergic to MoA?)

Nicknames may be both expressions of affection and of scorn.

corvo , Jun 17 2021 14:43 utc | 111

The reason the Russian President is commonly referred to as "Vlad" is to make the mental association with Vlad the Impaler.

[Jun 17, 2021] The three Realities (Tenors)

Jun 17, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Christian J. Chuba , Jun 17 2021 11:51 utc | 107

CNN - Biden set the ground rules for Putin (it was a strong showing)

FOX - Putin played Biden like a violin and made the U.S. look weak because he's a naïve, doddering old man

mine - We are narcissists to believe that we need to scare people to save the world. Nothing changes, our Military Budget will continue to increase.

[Jun 16, 2021] I guess the crazy conspiracy theorists were right again: FBI Operatives "highly likely" were the organizers Of Capitol Riot

FBI sponsored Arab Spring in the USA ?
Jun 16, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
WeNamedTheDogIndiana 7 hours ago

Shocked, I tell you. Shocked.

LeadPipeDreams 3 hours ago

The men on the street corners with "The End is Nigh" placards are beginning to resemble Walter Kronkite in demeanor as well as credibility.

But then again Walter was one of the CIA's finest...

Nona Yobiznes 7 hours ago

I guess the crazy conspiracy theorists were right again.

benb 3 hours ago (Edited)

Dumb Hannity used to call the FBI "The Crown Jewel of Law Enforcement,."

C Rabbit PREMIUM 7 hours ago

Why has the FBI never released the surveillance videos from the Alfred P. Murrah Buildings and the others around it from the morning of April 19, 1995. "It's still under investigation."

Why have the videos from all around the Pentagon taken on the morning of 9/11 never been released?

Why does the CIA refuse to release all of their files on the JFK assassination?

Why? Why? Why?

Muffdiver2269vIII 7 hours ago

Ahh, they are waiting for Durham to complete the reports?

wootendw PREMIUM 6 hours ago

"Congressman Matt Gaetz calls on FBI Director Christopher Wray to fully disclose the role and involvement of FBI operatives during the January 6th Capitol riot."

That would be self-incrimination.

radical-extremist 7 hours ago (Edited)

FBI will never talk because that would be revealing "classified methods and procedures".

Why of course they troll the boards looking for "extremists" to exploit. They befriend them and groom them, until they eventually enable them to commit the crime itself. Conspiracy to commit the crime isn't near as sexy as the real thing, let's put these people away for life. If there's collateral damage now and then, so be it. "Justice" comes at a cost. /s

Jim in MN 7 hours ago remove link

WELL WORTH a minute of your time.

https://www.roberthjackson.org/speech-and-writing/the-federal-prosecutor/

The Federal Prosecutor, 1940

If the prosecutor is obliged to choose his cases, it follows that he can choose his defendants. Therein is the most dangerous power of the prosecutor: that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted. With the law books filled with a great assortment of crimes, a prosecutor stands a fair chance of finding at least a technical violation of some act on the part of almost anyone. In such a case, it is not a question of discovering the commission of a crime and then looking for the man who has committed it, it is a question of picking the man and then searching the law books, or putting investigators to work, to pin some offense on him. It is in this realm-in which the prosecutor picks some person whom he dislikes or desires to embarrass, or selects some group of unpopular persons and then looks for an offense, that the greatest danger of abuse of prosecuting power lies. It is here that law enforcement becomes personal, and the real crime becomes that of being unpopular with the predominant or governing group, being attached to the wrong political views, or being personally obnoxious to or in the way of the prosecutor himself.

[Jun 14, 2021] A note on iden-Putin Summit

Jun 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

smellmyfingers 18 hours ago

It will be a bust.

One of them is only capable of having 2-3 sentence discussions and then needs to be shuffled off out of the public eye.

toady 14 hours ago

It's amazing how he's managed to "fail up" for his entire life.

brown_hornet 14 hours ago

That's what [neoliberal] dems do.

RattieNomNom 18 hours ago

where is his cocaine-infused son? he could keep talks going

Stormtrooper 17 hours ago

This Summit will be a victory for Biden because it will be just a media show for the American (or whatever we are now that we do not have a legitimate Federal government tying the states into a Constitutional union) sheeples.

The Summit will be in one of the movie studios where the Biden "White House" exists. Putin will be an actor and the whole episode will be structured to make Biden appear to know where he is at.

Enjoy the show.

JohnnyCrypto 18 hours ago remove link

Is Obama going with them?

yerfej 18 hours ago

No, Rice and Jarrett will be there instead. Oblama will be busy ginning up race hatred somewhere in some inner city shythole.

[Jun 14, 2021] Putin send NBC presssitute with his claims about Russian hacking to the "International League of Sexual Reform"

This is pretty impressive demonstration of the sense of humor
Jun 14, 2021 | www.theburningplatform.com

You are conveying information to me as to who said that. But where is evidence that this was indeed done? I will tell you that this person has said that, that person has said this. But where is the evidence? Where is proof? With -- when there is -- when there are charges -- without -- evidence, I can tell you, you can take your complaint to the International League of Sexual Reform.

[Jun 14, 2021] RT is sometimes funny.

Jun 14, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

m , Jun 13 2021 15:49 utc | 11

In his article Paul Robinson details how since the 16th century Russian imperialism had been rooted in a specific Russian form of Christian messianism ("Third Rome") which in turn has lead to imperial over-extension and internal break-down. But no more! Russia has learned it`s lesson and is now a pragmatic country without exceptionalism and imperial ambitions.

In the lower half of the article RT links to another article with the headline: "Love thy neighbor? Putin says religious values of 'mercy' & support for vulnerable underpin Russian civilization through history "

Roger , Jun 13 2021 17:15 utc | 19

@11 m,

Russia's peak was after the defeat of Napoleon's Grand Army at the start of the 1800s. Britain and France then focused on it as the main European enemy (with Napoleon finally defeated at Waterloo and Germany not yet unified) and destroyed its military during the Crimean War (1853-1856). The Japanese administered the coup de grace with the Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905) during which they destroyed the Russian fleet. The taking of Eastern Europe after WW2 was a defensive maneuver by Stalin, as any detailed reading of the correspondence and actions of the day would attest - for example, Stalin handed back Austria and allowed the US/UK a free hand in Greece, Italy and Western Europe when many were ripe for socialist/communist victories.

Russia is a weak shadow of the USSR and the Russian Empire, it has to accept the reality of its situation. Unfortunately it will take much longer for the US to do so.

[Jun 14, 2021] World War II Was Transitory- - Putting Inflation In Context

Jun 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Via Global Macro Monitor,

Let us preface our inflation note with one of our favorite quotes:

"World War II was transitory"

– GMM

Inflation has eroded my purchasing power in my transitory life. Bring back the $.35 Big Mac, which was only about 20% of the minimum wage. Now? About 40-50%... Enough to spark a revolution?

[Jun 13, 2021] Dennis Gartman is still considered a commodities expert. He infamously said in 2016 that WTI would never be above $44 again in his lifetime. He is still alive last I knew

There are also Bagdad Bobs from IEA " "World oil supply is expected to grow at a faster rate in 2022, with the US driving gains of 1.6 million bpd from producers outside the OPEC alliance. "
Jun 13, 2021 | peakoilbarrel.com
SHALLOW SAND IGNORED 06/11/2021 at 3:58 pm

Dennis Gartman is still considered a commodities expert.

He infamously said in 2016 that WTI would never be above $44 again in his lifetime. He is still alive last I knew.

[Jun 12, 2021] There s a new LGBTQ-focused ETF

Notable quotes:
"... Just in time for Pride Month, a new exchange traded fund aims to connect with LGBTQ investors. ..."
"... LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings partners with Harris Poll to annually survey 150,000 self-identifying LGBTQ constituents across the U.S. for their views about a company's brand awareness, brand image, brand loyalty and how the firm supports the community. As noted in its prospectus , 25% of the index's weighting is derived from that survey data. ..."
Jun 06, 2021 | www.marketwatch.com

Just in time for Pride Month, a new exchange traded fund aims to connect with LGBTQ investors. Two previous efforts failed to attract enough assets.

The fund, LGBTQ + ESG100 ETF LGBT, , launched in late May, is a passively managed, large-cap index fund that holds the top 100 U.S. companies that most align with the LGBTQ community.

In 2019, two LGBTQ-focused ETFs were delisted: ALPS Workplace Equality Portfolio ETF and InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETFs. Like this new fund, both were mostly U.S. large-cap, passive index ETFs comprising companies that received high or perfect marks for workplace equality in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index , a benchmark for corporate LGBTQ policies.

The first ETF stuck around for five years, but the second barely made it two years, even though it was launched with much fanfare by UBS. Neither gained many assets.

Bobby Blair, CEO and founder of LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings, which launched the fund with issuer ProcureAM, says community input on holdings makes this fund different.

LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings partners with Harris Poll to annually survey 150,000 self-identifying LGBTQ constituents across the U.S. for their views about a company's brand awareness, brand image, brand loyalty and how the firm supports the community. As noted in its prospectus , 25% of the index's weighting is derived from that survey data.

... the LGBTQ + ESG100 has an annual expense ratio of 0.75%.

[Jun 12, 2021] A new criteria for a miraculous, smashing success

Jun 10, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Lord Raglan 1 hour ago (Edited)

For these Fauci religious cultists, if the death rate from Covid is 0.074% but the death rate from the "vaccine" is 0.073%, the "vaccine" will be a miraculous, smashing success.

[Jun 12, 2021] Fifteen percent of Americans agree that the government, media and financial worlds are controlled by pedophiles

Jun 06, 2021 | www.wsj.com

The problem with conspiracy theories (CIA invented term to whitewash CIA participation in killing of JFK) that some of them in ten to twenty years no longer viewed as conspiracies. They enter mainstream.

An online poll this week from Ipsos reported 15% of Americans agree that the government, media and financial worlds are controlled by Satan-worshiping pedophiles. Not 15% of Republicans or conservatives, but of Americans. That's a lot.

... ... ...

America is a lonely place. When you hold to a conspiracy theory, you join a community. You're suddenly part of something. You have new friends you can talk to on the internet ...

... One of the enduring and revealing songs of America asks "Which side are you on / Which side are you on? / You go to Harlan County / There is no neutral there / You'll either be a union man / Or a thug for J.H. Blair."

... ... ...

Conspiracy believers don't believe what the mainstream media tell them. Why would they? Newsrooms are undergoing their own revolution, with woke progressives vs. journalistic traditionalists, advocacy versus old-school news values. It is ideological. "We are here to shape and encourage a new reality." "No, we are here to find and report the news." It is generational: The young have the upper hand and the Slack channel. The woke are winning.

...

When you think your country has grown completely bizarre...Think of what normal human beings have been asked to absorb the past year. The whole country was shut down and everyone was told to stay in the house. They closed the churches, and the churches agreed. There was no school and everyone made believe""really, we all made believe!""screens were a replacement. A bunch of 13-year-old girls in the junior high decided they were boys and started getting shots, and no adults helped them by saying, "Whoa, slow down, this is a major life decision and you're a kid." The school board no longer argues about transgender bathrooms, they're on to transgender boys wanting to play on the girls team. Big corporations now tell you what you should think about local questions, and if this offends you, they don't care. There were riots and protests last summer and local government seemed overwhelmed.

[Jun 12, 2021] Passengers on first fully vaccinated North American cruise test positive for COVID

Jun 10, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Youri Carma 1 hour ago remove link

As predicted***.

Passengers on first fully vaccinated North American cruise test positive for COVID
Jun 10, 2021
https://breaking911.com/2-passengers-on-first-fully-vaccinated-north-american-cruise-test-positive-for-covid/

Covid in Scotland: Recorded cases in children reach highest level
Jun 10, 2021
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-57398757

***The insidious face of a pandemic of variants
Jun 1, 2021 Geert Vanden Bossche
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGBDETOPAJA

[Jun 12, 2021] Have You Crossed the COVID-19 Rubicon?

Jun 10, 2021 | uncontrolledop.com

Posted on April 25, 2021 by Tom Hanx

We're talking about the COVID-19 injections, of course. They were always the end game; that's why the COVID-19 "vaccine" propaganda is so relentless. It's everywhere. The syndicate news channels, newspapers, websites, celebrities, professional sports figures etc. continuously pimp the toxic injection message. They don't call them injections but "vaccines", of course, even though by definition they are not vaccines and thus it's technically illegal to formally classify them as such. Words matter, especially when it comes to the subject of our health, and thus we refuse to use the word "vaccine" when referencing these gene therapy experiments.

Meanwhile, people are now literally virtue-signaling that they've either already received or are intending to get these Big Pharma injections. Shockingly, parents are subjecting their own children to these toxic treatments ; for a disease that for anyone under the age of 70 and in reasonably good health has effectively a zero percent chance of dying from. We'll wager many of your friends and family members are getting it.

[Jun 09, 2021] Flench joke: "Lab rat 1 to lab rat 2: When are you going to get the vaccine? Lab rat 2: As soon as the human trials are finished

Jun 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Buckwheat 8 hours ago

Lab rat 1 to lab rat 2: When are you going to get the vaccine?

Lab rat 2: As soon as the human trials are finished.

Mister E 6 hours ago (Edited)

As soon as the human trials are finished.

seen it, that was a french joke I even posted the cartoon on FB

[Jun 09, 2021] I wonder if they could have Mueller do another 30 million dollar investigation into the covid19 origin?

Jun 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
NotWoke.F.O. 7 hours ago

I wonder if they could have Mueller do another 30 million dollar investigation? Is he still available ? ...

[Jun 09, 2021] Why they need children vaccinated against Covid-19?

Jun 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Hiros Edge 3 hours ago remove link

why they need children who would be immune from this virus vaccinated?

#becausePSLM

Pharmaceutical Salesmen Lives Matter.

Just imagine the bonuses a salesman gets for contracting a school district to deploy their vaccine for x number years....

[Jun 09, 2021] And they wonder why we keep buying guns

Jun 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Dragonlord 7 hours ago (Edited)

The left love their saint Dr Fraud and he could do no wrong in their eyes.

And they see democrats as superheroes who try to save the world when the latter are only good at stealing.

Meat Hammer 6 hours ago

That's all of this in a nutshell: liberals see themselves as enlightened, superior beings, and conservatives as vermin who deserve extermination. And they wonder why we keep buying guns.

Plus Size Model 18 minutes ago remove link

Both groups see themselves this way because they have been cognitively conditioned accordingly. It's all part of the plan.

I can go into any liberal bookstore and pick up a stack of books on protesting, civil action, making stickers, posters, organizing, setting up fundraisers, etc. I come to ZH and alI I see are bots and the occasional poster complaining about how things are never going to get better. Think long and hard about this!!!

I can't emphasize enough how much people should read up on information operations and long term strategic psychological warfare. There are plenty of good books in the open domain and the US military does not copyright their work.

[Jun 08, 2021] I am fine with subsidizing Bezos' or Musk's flights to space. But don't make it round-trip tickets.

Jun 08, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Jun 7 2021 17:49 utc | 4

Bezos, Musk and other billionaires are errors in our economic-political systems. They should be eliminated.

I am fine with subsidizing Bezos' or Musk's flights to space. But don't make it round-trip tickets.

It is hard to make an anti-billionaire narrative work in the West for ideological reasons. See this as a recent example:

China executes 14 billionaires in 8 years, Culture News reports

If you read the replies to this tweet, you can clearly see why Americans tolerate the existence of billionaires: according to liberal ideology, the alternative would simply be too much worse.

The whole legitimacy of capitalism to masses lies in the assumption it is a pure and limitless meritocracy: you get monetarily rewarded in the exact proportion of your individual qualities and hard work.

The moment you start to arrest and even execute billionaires for crimes related to the economy (white collar crime), you're tacitly admitting the free market has a ceiling: you cannot get indefinitely rich, therefore you're not entirely free. It may be a tall cage, but it is still a cage - a precept that would kill the liberal concept of individual freedom.

That's why Westerners are completely ok with death penalties for crimes related to individual defects (i.e. serial killers, rapists) or related to a violation of the game (crimes against private property; robbery; rigging), but not with "white collar crimes" - no matter how much more damaging white collar crimes are to society (e.g. only one middle management guy got arrested in the aftermath of the crisis of 2008, and he got very little time).

So, the problem isn't in the fact that Westerners don't recognize that extreme wealth concentration is a problem, but that they think that this is a necessary evil, the price of freedom. It's like the Egyptians servants building the pyramids for their dead pharaohs under the fear the world will literally end if they don't.

ak74 , Jun 7 2021 19:38 utc | 20

"I am fine with subsidizing Bezos' or Musk's flights to space.

But don't make it round-trip tickets."

LOL.

Better yet, make them cadets in America's new Space Force and outfitted in the appropriate Star Wars imperial stormtroopers uniforms.

And then blast them off on a one-way ticket to their outer space destination of choice.


[Jun 07, 2021] There s a new LGBTQ-focused ETF

Jun 06, 2021 | www.marketwatch.com

Just in time for Pride Month, a new exchange traded fund aims to connect with LGBTQ investors. Two previous efforts failed to attract enough assets.

The fund, LGBTQ + ESG100 ETF LGBT, +0.91% , launched in late May, is a passively managed, large-cap index fund that holds the top 100 U.S. companies that most align with the LGBTQ community.

In 2019, two LGBTQ-focused ETFs were delisted: ALPS Workplace Equality Portfolio ETF and InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETFs. Like this new fund, both were mostly U.S. large-cap, passive index ETFs comprising companies that received high or perfect marks for workplace equality in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index , a benchmark for corporate LGBTQ policies.

The first ETF stuck around for five years, but the second barely made it two years, even though it was launched with much fanfare by UBS. Neither gained many assets.

Bobby Blair, CEO and founder of LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings, which launched the fund with issuer ProcureAM, says community input on holdings makes this fund different.

LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings partners with Harris Poll to annually survey 150,000 self-identifying LGBTQ constituents across the U.S. for their views about a company's brand awareness, brand image, brand loyalty and how the firm supports the community. As noted in its prospectus , 25% of the index's weighting is derived from that survey data.

... the LGBTQ + ESG100 has an annual expense ratio of 0.75%.

[Jun 07, 2021] Fifteen percent of Americans agree that the government, media and financial worlds are controlled by pedophiles

Jun 06, 2021 | www.wsj.com

The problem with conspiracy theories (CIA invented term to whitewash CIA participation in killing of JFK) that some of them in ten to twenty years no longer viewed as conspiracies. They enter mainstream.

An online poll this week from Ipsos reported 15% of Americans agree that the government, media and financial worlds are controlled by Satan-worshiping pedophiles. Not 15% of Republicans or conservatives, but of Americans. That's a lot.

... ... ...

America is a lonely place. When you hold to a conspiracy theory, you join a community. You're suddenly part of something. You have new friends you can talk to on the internet ...

... One of the enduring and revealing songs of America asks "Which side are you on / Which side are you on? / You go to Harlan County / There is no neutral there / You'll either be a union man / Or a thug for J.H. Blair."

... ... ...

Conspiracy believers don't believe what the mainstream media tell them. Why would they? Newsrooms are undergoing their own revolution, with woke progressives vs. journalistic traditionalists, advocacy versus old-school news values. It is ideological. "We are here to shape and encourage a new reality." "No, we are here to find and report the news." It is generational: The young have the upper hand and the Slack channel. The woke are winning.

...

When you think your country has grown completely bizarre...Think of what normal human beings have been asked to absorb the past year. The whole country was shut down and everyone was told to stay in the house. They closed the churches, and the churches agreed. There was no school and everyone made believe""really, we all made believe!""screens were a replacement. A bunch of 13-year-old girls in the junior high decided they were boys and started getting shots, and no adults helped them by saying, "Whoa, slow down, this is a major life decision and you're a kid." The school board no longer argues about transgender bathrooms, they're on to transgender boys wanting to play on the girls team. Big corporations now tell you what you should think about local questions, and if this offends you, they don't care. There were riots and protests last summer and local government seemed overwhelmed.

[Jun 07, 2021] Biden to continue unpopular Trump-Obama-Bush-Clinton-Bush-Reigan-Carter-Ford-Nixon Era policies

Jun 04, 2021 | www.reddit.com

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leftofmarx 5 days ago

Onion is the real news these days.

EseJandro 5 days ago

Bipartisanship

WesternEmploy949 5 days ago

Guess who has been overseeing this and making sure that it happens? Biden. Schumer. Pelosi. McConnell, Feinstein and many others who have spent their entire life working against we the people for their donors.

They stripped us of our jobs, wages, pursuit of happiness and well being. They wrote away our health care through trade agreements and imported foreign workers to keep our wages low. During Reagan people could work full time in a grocery store and have a car, vacation home and great benefits from their employer. Now both parents have to work full time and then some and still can't make ends meet. They did that to us.

But they get to do insider trading, get great benefits that WE FCKING PAY FOR while they deny us the same thing.

And yet we've been returning them to office time after time and they keep doing it. Duh! We can't vote our way out of the current mess because the people who run the country don't get voted on. 23 Reply Share Report Save

voice-of-hermes anarchist 5 days ago

Well, don't forget the masters they serve (capitalists). Politicians aren't the root of the problem. It's just important that we remember that they sure as fuck are part of the problem and not the cure for it. 6 Reply Share Report Save

goshdarnwife 6 days ago

Nothing will fundamentally change.

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[Jun 01, 2021] ARK Invest Stocks To Buy And Watch- 6 Stocks That Cathie Wood's ARK ETFs Own; Zoom Slides Before Earnings

Reminds me of Trading Places.
Jun 01, 2021 | finance.yahoo.com

Theo the Cat 19 April, 2021 Ark is gonna turn into Titanic.

[Jun 01, 2021] Shades of dementia: Bidden claims that human rights R us.

May 31, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Don Bacon , May 31 2021 0:12 utc | 29

Believe it or not, the president says that human rights R us.

Hear that, BLM? Women? Asian Americans? Hispanics? homeless? heavily indebted students? . . the list goes on.

Biden said so, May 30, 2021

"I had a long conversation -- for two hours -- recently with President Xi, making it clear to him that we could do nothing but speak out for human rights around the world because that's who we are. I'll be meeting with President Putin in a couple of weeks in Geneva, making it clear that we will not -- we will not stand by and let him abuse those rights." . . here

..reminds me of Aeschylus: "In war, truth is the first casualty."

[May 31, 2021] Why doesn't Covid seem to affect the Amish people?

May 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Gwar6.0 45 minutes ago

Local reporter to Amish leaders: "Why doesn't Covid seem to affect the Amish people?"

Amish: "We don't have TV"

[May 31, 2021] Soma is your internet-connected device

Is this what legalization of Marijuana was about?
May 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Permitted Special Characters 6 hours ago

"There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears , so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it."

People keep expecting a drug that you "take." We have been taking this drug willingly, after knowing all the risks, for the last ten years.

Soma is your internet-connected device.

[May 31, 2021] There s a difference between hate speech speech that you hate

May 10, 2021 | twitter.com
Dr. Willie J. Montague @RepMontague · 21h

There's a difference between hate speech & speech that you hate ?

[May 31, 2021] Yes inflation is transitionary. Thos only question is transitionary to what level?

Highly recommended!
As for whether this is "transitory," we may paraphrase J.M. Keynes: In the long run, everything is transitory.
May 31, 2021 | www.wsj.com
D

David Weisz

I accept the reality except that FED said this inflation is "transitory."

The Fed description is accurate... it's just whether the transition is to lower inflation or to runaway inflation.

Jim McCreary
The biggest single factor that will drive long-term inflation is the absence of downward price pressure from new Chinese market entrants. Cutthroat pricing from China is the ONLY reason the West has been able to get away with Money-Printing Gone Wild for the past 20 years without triggering runaway inflation.

There are no new Chinese entrants because the Chinese are now all in in the world economy. The existing Chinese competitors are seeing their costs go UP, not down, because they have fully employed the Chinese population, and have to pay up in order to get and keep workers.

So, without any more downward price pressure from China, this latest round of Money-Printing Gone Wild is showing up as price inflation, and will continue to do so.

Batten down the hatches! Stagflation and then runaway inflation are coming!

[May 30, 2021] Everything Bubble: issuance of new CLOs is on pace to easily exceed 2018's record.

May 30, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Lordflin 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

This has worked out so well in the past I cannot see what could possibly go wrong...

At least the people involved in these transactions are honest, trustworthy folks...

We have built a world upon such a foundation folks... I guess we should all be grateful for the coming war...

And I must be off my meds again...

ebworthen 2 hours ago

Oh yeah, those little beasties.

Mortgage Backed Securities, Credit Default Swaps, Collateralized Loan Obligations.

4X levered ETF's, mortgage/rent +50% of monthly income, HELOC's, 10% inflation.

What could go wrong?

[May 29, 2021] I think it's pretty safe to say I won't be getting a glowing performance review this year

May 27, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

BigDawgz 4 hours ago remove link

My ultra-Liberal boss announced this AM, almost with a sense of glee, that COVID cases in our county allegedly went back up so we'd be forced to submit to once-a-week testing again....except for those who are vaccinated. They don't have to be tested. Immediately, I piped up that that seemed odd the vaccinated didn't require testing seeing as the CDC says that they can still Harbor & pass on the virus. She got pissed & screamed at me, "I don't make the rules!". To which I responded, "If you'll notice, I never said you did. I simply stated that the CDC says the vaccinated can still pass the virus so the rule they don't need testing is contradictory to the "science". Either the vaccine you all are pushing works...or it doesn't. Time for "the science" to be consistent or it's all a bunch of crap."

I think it's pretty safe to say I won't be getting a glowing performance review this year. Too bad... they're so flipping short-staffed she can't possibly afford to fire me.

[May 28, 2021] The difference between "die from" and die with"

May 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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NotaSheep 4 hours ago

While a lot of people have died with the WuFlu virtually no one has died from it.

JOHNLGALT. 4 hours ago

You might want to read what you just typed & see if it makes sense.

russellthetreeman PREMIUM 4 hours ago (Edited)

I think this is what notasheep is referring to. Only 6% died of covid per cdc.

CDC: 94% of Covid-19 deaths had underlying medical conditions

NotaSheep 3 hours ago

And they underestimated. By a lot.

[May 28, 2021] The Biden administration 'is being run by hardcore Neo-Marxists'

They are definitely neocons. Not so sure about Marxists. Rather Trotskyites and Mao "Cultural revolution" adepts.
May 07, 2021 | www.youtube.com

Sky News host Rowan Dean says proof of how the Biden administration "is being run behind the scenes by hardcore neo-Marxists" is the administration's embrace of the Durban Declaration.

[May 28, 2021] The globalists who claim to care about carbon footprints are being disingenuous

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... I can't wait to see the 1000 foot long cargo ships, the 80,000 pound carrying semi trailers, the 42 million pound trains and above all (sorry) the 400 passenger jet airliners run off of solar panels or wind generators. Especially the airliners using a windmill! (We used to have much of this. It was called "the Age of Sail"). ..."
May 16, 2021 | www.unz.com

ThreeCranes , says: May 16, 2021 at 2:36 pm GMT • 12.2 hours ago

@Astuteobservor II

Won't the future be just grand?

I can't wait to see the 1000 foot long cargo ships, the 80,000 pound carrying semi trailers, the 42 million pound trains and above all (sorry) the 400 passenger jet airliners run off of solar panels or wind generators. Especially the airliners using a windmill! (We used to have much of this. It was called "the Age of Sail").

In other words, we can have globalism with its demands for unlimited movement of goods and people or we can have local economies, autarky and nativism. The globalists who claim to care about carbon footprints are being disingenuous.

[May 28, 2021] Rabobank- Biden Is Finally Searching For The Origin Of COVID- Will It Be Russia

May 27, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

It should serve as a warning. 14 years ago, obscure corners of banking businesses became hotbeds of regulatory arbitrage, speculation and leverage. The contagion of US subprime brought the financial system to its knees. Now, after years of low or negative interest rates, equity finance may have become a similar hotbed.

[May 28, 2021] 'We chose freedom over Fauci-ism!' Ron DeSantis slams bureaucrats like Dr. Fauci for lockdowns

May 21, 2021 | www.youtube.com


gunz300 , 3 hours ago

It's amazing that people still see Fauci as an expert when he's the biggest reason why covid even happened.

Carolyn Green , 1 hour ago

You can't subcontract leadership to health bureaucrats. Wow

[May 28, 2021] Obama's follow-up to "Dreams from My Father" will be "Sins of My Mother"

May 19, 2021 | www.unz.com

Wokeness is just a detail, not the biggest one by any means, of a vast socio-economic collapse of neoliberalism.

chris , says: May 14, 2021 at 7:13 am GMT • 5.8 days ago

What wokeness does mandate for my son (who is studying biology) to be told in his class that he is the carrier of "white guilt" even though his ancestors never interacted with blacks, let alone blacks in the USA.

Obama's follow-up to "Dreams from My Father" will be "Sins of My Mother"

Stephen Paul Foster , says: Website May 14, 2021 at 10:58 am GMT • 5.7 days ago

" [C]orporate "America" which is now flooding all its advertisements with the "correct" races in total disregard to that race's real percentage of the population "

Yes, for corporate America, the U.S. demographic is composed mainly of young, beautiful, smart looking "black folks" with a few flabby, pasty white dullards to heighten the contrast.

[May 28, 2021] Snopes and the Babylon Bee

Money quote: "[Snopes] concerned about neither facts nor checks"
May 28, 2021 | www.wsj.com
SUBSCRIBER 1 day ago When Snopes fact checks the Babylon Bee, its easy to see that they concerned about neither facts nor checks

[May 28, 2021] Sky News host Alan Jones says putting Joe Biden in the position of "leading the world's democracies" is "elder abuse"

Why Biden did not resign and give Kamala the chance yet?
May 14, 2021 | www.youtube.com

The 'leader of the free world' is 'cognitively delinquent' - YouTube



ncsteeltoe
,
1 week ago

As an American I have to look to other countries to get news on my own country.


Paul Keith
, 2 weeks ago

The most common phrase in America is ..... "I didn't vote for him".

Bob - Enough , 2 days ago (edited)

LOL, harsh and spot on. Whahahaha. I wish we had this channel in the UK.

Jimmy P1976 , 2 weeks ago

I love Alan Jones facial expressions when referring to Biden's dementia. He's an Australian Lou Dobbs.

poione42 , 17 hours ago

Love watching news about my country from a outsiders perspective. Probably the most informative non-biased news aroundðŸ'

LogicalQ , 2 days ago

As an American, it is so refreshing to hear real news instead of the endless domestic propaganda. Thank you for publishing this.

[May 27, 2021] Ohio sees COVID vaccination rate soar 45% since announcing Vax-A-Million lottery

May 27, 2021 | www.msn.com

Looks like the chance to win a million bucks can give vaccination rates a real shot in the arm.

Ohio saw its COVID-19 vaccination rate jump 45% between May 14-19 as compared to the previous week, thanks in part to the state's Vax-A-Million lottery, Gov. Mike DeWine told reporters on Wednesday . Last week, the state said it recorded a 28% spike in vaccinations in the days following the lottery announcement.

An Associated Press analysis found that the number of Ohio residents ages 16 and up who got their first COVID shot spiked 33% in the week after DeWine announced the state would be giving away $1 million prizes and in-state public college scholarships as incentives to get more residents inoculated.

Each week, adult Ohioans who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose will enter a random drawing to win a million dollars. And younger vaccinated Ohio residents between the ages of 12 and 17 will be part of a weekly random drawing to get a four-year scholarship to an Ohio public university, which will include tuition, room, board and books. There will be five winners for each prize selected over the next five weeks.Wednesday night, the Ohio lottery announced the first two winners: Abbigail Bugenske of Silverton, near Cincinnati, won $1 million, while Joseph Costello of Englewood, near Dayton, won the college scholarship. Each Wednesday moving forward, another adult and another teen winner will be revealed at 7:29 p.m. through June 23.

More than 2.7 million adults registered for the cash prizes, and more than 100,000 teens are vying for the scholarships.

[May 26, 2021] U.S. stocks are demonstrating most of the characteristics of a bubble, but don't sell yet, says strategist

Of course, you need to wait until all banks and hedge managers sell ;-)
May 26, 2021 | finance.yahoo.com
Steve Goldstein

U.S. stocks are looking bubbly but it isn't time to sell, argues this fund manager's strategist.

[May 24, 2021] Pretty soon we are going to hear a variation of the Casablanca "gambling at Rick's" line. I'm shocked, shocked that there's gain-of-function research being done at the Wuhan lab.

May 24, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Pretty soon we are going to hear a variation of the Casablanca "gambling at Rick's" line. I'm shocked, shocked that there's gain-of-function research being done at the Wuhan lab. K R HANINGTON

Pretty soon we are going to hear a variation of the Casablanca "gambling at Rick's" line.
I'm shocked, shocked that there's gain-of-function research being done at the Wuhan lab.
Pretty soon we are going to hear a variation of the Casablanca "gambling at Rick's" line. I'm shocked, shocked that there's gain-of-function research being done at the Wuhan lab. K R HANINGTON
Pretty soon we are going to hear a variation of the Casablanca "gambling at Rick's" line.
I'm shocked, shocked that there's gain-of-function research being done at the Wuhan lab.
Pretty soon we are going to hear a variation of the Casablanca "gambling at Rick's" line. I'm shocked, shocked that there's gain-of-function research being done at the Wuhan lab. K R HANINGTON
Pretty soon we are going to hear a variation of the Casablanca "gambling at Rick's" line.
I'm shocked, shocked that there's gain-of-function research being done at the Wuhan lab.

[May 24, 2021] Who reports top whom

May 24, 2021 | www.wsj.com

T

Who reports top whom T Tw Allen

Thanks for the article: For some reason, this past year I had been thinking that Xi from China was Fauci's boss.
Who reports top whom T Tw Allen
Thanks for the article: For some reason, this past year I had been thinking that Xi from China was Fauci's boss.

[May 24, 2021] Taibbi- Con Of The Week - Greensill Capital

May 24, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

pndr4495 2 days ago (Edited)

Doyle Lonnegan to Johnny "Hooker" Kelly in the movie The Sting: "Your boss is quite the card player Mr. Kelly. How does he do it?"

Kelly to Lonnegan: "He cheats."

philipat 2 days ago

It's appropriate that the entirely useless ex-PM Cameron got taken by this guy and tried to use his influence to access free money for him from The Treasury as an "advisor"..He didn't get any.

Cameron couldn't even do corruption properly!!

[May 24, 2021] -The Fed Has Lost Control- - John Williams Warns Of Hyperinflation In 2022

May 24, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

messystateofaffairs 48 minutes ago

The Fed never had control, just s bunch of shysters running a long term hybrid ponzi scheme.

Lordflin 54 minutes ago (Edited)

The Fed is losing control...

I suppose that is true... as the function has been to drain the people's wealth into the coffers of the few...

The Real Satoshi 29 minutes ago remove link

Sad that Greg Hunter got kicked off youtube.

gregga777 12 minutes ago (Edited)

He is in great company, though. Anyone who offends the Marxist narratives (Politically Correct, Multicultural, Affirmative Action, Diversity, Feminist, LGBTQQ, etc.) gets kicked off YouTube.

pmc 36 minutes ago (Edited) remove link

...As Kissinger said "The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer."

https://thenewamerican.com/kissinger-the-illegal-we-do-immediately-the-unconstitutional-takes-a-little-longer/

[May 22, 2021] Progress in CDC reporting of COVID victims

May 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

lay_arrow

Kelley 15 hours ago (Edited) remove link

With the old rules a motorcycle fatality and a shooting victim were counted as covid deaths.

With the new rules if a vaxxinated person has had a previous motor vehicle accident 20 years ago, but dies of covid now they will be counted as a car accident death or an unsolved murder.

[May 18, 2021] Spanish Politician Banned From Twitter For -Hate Speech- After Saying -A Man Cannot Get Pregnant- - ZeroHedge

May 18, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

..Francisco José Contreras was banned from his account for 12 hours, according to Fox News , for making the argument and backing it up by stating men have "no uterus or eggs."

He was making the comments in response to an article about a transgender male who announced that they had "given birth" to a baby girl and were now a father.

[May 18, 2021] Trump and draining the swamp: Trump was just a real estate agent. He doesn't drain but sell the swampland of MAGA

May 18, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bernard F. , May 17 2021 23:31 utc | 52

draining the swamp

If you want to drain it, you need time and a lot of people. [we needed 600 years and twelve Abbey, to drain 100.000 acres of swamp in Poitou].

Unfortunately Trump was just a real estate agent.

He doesn't drain but sell the swampland of MAGA [And one of the original sellers of swampland was Charles Ponzi.]

[May 17, 2021] Fauci Declares Pandemic Has Highlighted How Racist America Is

Notable quotes:
"... "My bureaucracy in no way funded gain of function research at the Wuhan lab on a bat virus that came to be known as Covid19." ..."
"... You've been at the top of the public health heap for at least four decades. So what have YOU done to address this situation? If your answer is "Nothing." you should consider jumping off a tall building because YOU are a racist. ..."
"... When you've got nothing intelligent to say, declare something is racist! ..."
May 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

CheapBastard 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Where is Fauci's African kente scarf?

Bold statements like that require the proper attire!

SharkBit 2 hours ago

Oh please! Dr Fraudci virtue signalling. Total embarrasment.

nmewn 2 hours ago

Dr.StrangeElf: "My bureaucracy in no way funded gain of function research at the Wuhan lab on a bat virus that came to be known as Covid19."

That infected millions of people of color. Oh. And America is raaayzist.

NotaSheep 2 hours ago

Racism? Really? Because of inadequate access to "public health"? Really?

Well gosh, Dr. F. You've been at the top of the public health heap for at least four decades. So what have YOU done to address this situation? If your answer is "Nothing." you should consider jumping off a tall building because YOU are a racist. The rest of us, not so much.

FreeSpeech1A PREMIUM 2 hours ago

When you've got nothing intelligent to say, declare something is racist!

[May 16, 2021] Biden remarks on filibuster reform degenerates into word salad

Notable quotes:
"... Asked about the issue, Biden began, "I believe we should go back to what existed when I came to the Senate 120 years ago" a statement that supporters defended as a joke. He then noted that there were only 58 filibuster motions in 54 years, through 1971, but five times that many in 2020. He may have forgotten that all of last year's motions came from his party, which was then the Senate minority. ..."
Mar 25, 2021 | www.rt.com
WATCH: Biden adds fodder to dementia speculation as spirited response on filibuster reform degenerates into word salad Leah Millis 170

President Joe Biden apparently had some crucial things to say about reforming the Senate filibuster, the legislative speed bump against ruling-party dominance, but his descent into unintelligibility left his plans a mystery.

Speaking on Thursday at his first formal press conference since taking office having taken almost twice as long as any president in 100 years to invite reporters to ask questions 78-year-old Biden at times struggled to express his thoughts, particularly on the filibuster. At issue was the longstanding Senate rule that makes it more difficult for the ruling party to force through partisan legislation, which Democrats have called for eliminating now that they control the White House and both chambers of Congress.

Asked about the issue, Biden began, "I believe we should go back to what existed when I came to the Senate 120 years ago" a statement that supporters defended as a joke. He then noted that there were only 58 filibuster motions in 54 years, through 1971, but five times that many in 2020. He may have forgotten that all of last year's motions came from his party, which was then the Senate minority.

BIDEN: "I believe we should go back to a position of a filibuster that existed just when I came to the United States Senate 120 years ago." pic.twitter.com/7X7VKDkLcn

-- Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2021

"Do you think he knows?" former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker asked on Twitter. "He's either cynical or incompetent."

Biden said he supports reform, such as requiring opposition senators to actually deliver marathon filibuster speeches to block action on a bill, and spoke of his desire and ability to "get things done" in the Senate. But then the mental wheels appeared to come off.

"The best way to get something done, if you hold near and dear to you that you uh, um like to be able to uh anyway," Biden said. "I, we're going to get a lot done. And if we have to, if there's complete lockdown and chaos as a consequence of the filibuster, then we'll have to go beyond what I'm talking about."

READ MORE Biden's press conference is a Big Yawn, and it's loyal media to be blamed for this sycophantic display of verbal boot-licking

Biden drifted off similarly as other reporters came back to the topic. "Our preoccupation with the filibuster is totally legitimate, but in the meantime, there's a lot we can do while we're talking about what we can do with the filibuster," he said.

After agreeing with a previous statement by former president Barack Obama that the filibuster is "a relic of the Jim Crow era," meaning it's racist, Biden was pressed on why he wouldn't therefore abolish it. After a long pause, Biden said, "Successful electoral politics is the art of the possible. Let's figure out how we can get this done and move in the direction of significantly changing the abuse of even the filibuster rule, first. It's been abused from the time it came into being by an extreme way in the last 20 years. Let's deal with the abuse first."

Apparently mystified by Biden's comments, the reporter asked if that meant he was moving closer to eliminating the filibuster. "I answered your question," he replied.

The performance likely did little to inspire confidence at a time when Biden was perceived by many to be avoiding being put in a position of having to speak off script. A Rasmussen Reports poll earlier this month found that 50% of Americans aren't confident that Biden is physically and mentally fit to be president, and 52% were troubled that he hadn't held a press conference. It took until day 65 of his administration to hold such an event.

[May 16, 2021] BLM co-founder blasts 'white supremacy' in housing market after $3 million property spending spree -- RT USA News

May 16, 2021 | www.rt.com

BLM co-founder blasts 'white supremacy' in housing market after $3 million property spending spree 16 May, 2021 21:54 / Updated 2 hours ago Get short URL FILE PHOTO: Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Patrisse Cullors, attending the 90th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, March 4, 2018 Reuters / Carlo Allegri 27 Follow RT on A co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, has highlighted the "history of racism inside of the housing market," after making waves for spending millions on homes in predominantly white neighborhoods.

In an Instagram post over the weekend, Cullors praised a National Public Radio report that "highlighted" the history of racism in the US housing market.

"Thank you @npr for highlighting the history of racism inside of the housing market and why Black homeownership has always been a way to disrupt white supremacy," she wrote, adding a link to the report, titled 'We Hold These Truths.'

[May 15, 2021] Covid-19 knocked out flu out of the USA. Such a miracle...

Notable quotes:
"... On a bright note .. not a single person died from the flu! Its a miracle ! ..."
May 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

RaAvimisnthere 42 minutes ago

There is a viral pneumonia. I doubt bacterial and viral are separated in the numbers.

Giant Meteor 3 hours ago remove link

On a bright note .. not a single person died from the flu! Its a miracle !

aztrader 1 hour ago

They made everything look like a COVID death. What are the real numbers with only COVID involved and not diabetes, heart conditions, cancer and motorcycle accidents?

[May 14, 2021] Wuhan Mistake (Honest Mistake Parody) - Louder With Crowder

May 14, 2021 | www.youtube.com

Cathy Snyder , 11 months ago

That was pretty excellent...loved the little clips of President Trump saying "China" and "Chinese"! The media's reactions are priceless!

Thong Slapping V8 , 11 months ago

The Crowder team has some serious musical talent

Shadow Banned , 11 months ago

I would love to see a "HOTEL CHINAFORNIA" parody!

XSquibX , 1 month ago

Wuhan
Where I keep a bio lab
Next to wet markets
That's how we do

But this time
Something just escaped
And I just wanted to
Just I thought you'd wanna know
Oops my bad

I swear I never meant for this
I never meant

Don't look at me that way
It was a Chinese mistake
Don't look at me that way
It was a Chinese mistake
An honest mistake

Sometimes
When I'm in the lab
I F up
And pathogens get away
Chinese flu

I swear I never meant for this
I never meant

Don't look at me that way
It was a Chinese mistake
Don't look at me that way
It was a Chinese mistake
An honest mistake

Don't look at me that way
It was a Chinese mistake 
Don't look at me that way
It was a Chinese mistake

[May 14, 2021] Rachel Maddow Says She Will Have To Rewire Her Brain To Not View Maskless As A -Threat- - ZeroHedge

She would need to rewire her brain to have a thought that was not programmed into her... After her Russiagate adventures there are some doubts that this is possible. But money do not smell.
"Faucists" is a good new term: Faucists Under Attack and in Retreat
May 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Perhaps Maddow is just sad that there's no longer official justification to intimidate and harass those who choose not to wear masks, something that leftists have enjoyed doing for the best part of a year.

The notion that people who don't wear masks are a "threat" is of course completely ludicrous since the COVID-19 virus particle is 1,000 times smaller than the holes in the mask anyway.

After Texas ended its mask mandate, COVID cases dropped to a record low and a similar pattern was observed in Florida and South Dakota.


Lordflin 46 minutes ago (Edited)

She would need to rewire her brain to have a thought that was not programmed into her...

What a mindless shill... first that singer... what's her name... and now this creature...

What is the effect ZH is going for here exactly...?

takeaction 36 minutes ago (Edited)

Rachel...Pelosi...Schumer...Swalwell.....Cuomo (Both of them) Lemon, Anderson, Fauci, AOC, Maxine, etc.

With or without a mask...

takeaction 18 minutes ago (Edited) remove link

All calm....Gorgeous weather.....78 today.

Hamilcar 28 minutes ago remove link

Branch Covidians like Madcow "Love F$#%ing Science".

And by "science" they mean believing whatever braindead politicians or left-wing corporate media make up as they go along without any critical analysis and hysterically denouncing any evidence that contradicts the narrative as heresy.

It's going to be fun when all these people become the object of universal mockery they deserve. In a JUST world they would be severely punished though.

Lordflin 24 minutes ago

I have always been impressed by the willingness of those who know virtually nothing of the sciences to believe almost anything if it is told to them in the name of science...

signer1 9 minutes ago

To quote Mark Twain, "It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled".

Citxmech 18 seconds ago

Apparently, it's also easier to get people to believe illogical arguments by telling them it's "science" than it is to get them to actually think critically about the stupid shlt they're being asked to believe.

toiler4fiat 26 minutes ago

Madcow, like [neo]liberalism, is a disease. You can't repair a damaged brain like you can't turn a pickle into a cucumber.

[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] Biden achievements

May 12, 2021 | www.wsj.com
R RODGER POTOCKI
...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] 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

Cathie 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] Why is healthy 24-year-old Jennifer Gates jumping the line to get the vaccination

Notable quotes:
"... Why is healthy 24-year-old Jennifer Gates jumping the line to get the vaccination when older at-risk Americans can't get an appointment? You may not have inherited your father's genius as you claim, but you certainly have his sense of entitlement. ..."
May 10, 2021 | twitter.com

BeaglesForTrump @nice1959 · Feb 14

Why is healthy 24-year-old Jennifer Gates jumping the line to get the vaccination when older at-risk Americans can't get an appointment? You may not have inherited your father's genius as you claim, but you certainly have his sense of entitlement.

Show this thread Daniel Kotzin @danielkotzin · 7h

Why do so many people who are fully vaccinated care whether I have been vaccinated or not? They seem to think that vaccines only "work" if everyone is vaccinated.

Roar Still Not Restored @DETROlTLions313 · 22h

I am getting vax shamed by my family for not getting the vaccine yet, especially from my brother who is a surgeon. What's wrong with waiting until there is more data if you're young and healthy with no underlying conditions?

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

Notable quotes:
"... 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? ..."
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 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 09, 2021] Empty Offices 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] Something is rotten in the state of Denmark: is Kamala like her boss yet another "pharmaceutically enhanced" human being: Kamala Harris tendency of laughing as she walked away might be a sign of pharmaceuticals, either legal or illegal

May 08, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Eugene Boutz

Regarding your

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

wording, I've noticed her tendency to 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] Fauci and gain of fuinction research: Ah, yes, the "government disease" expert Fauci...at it again

May 08, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Jean Bieluczyk

Ah, yes, the "government disease" expert Fauci...at it again.

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

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

Eugene Boutz

Regarding your

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

wording, I've noticed her tendency to 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

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,

And on, and on, etc., etc.

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

May 08, 2021 | www.wsj.com

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] Not a single resource on the Pfizer Executive team or Board of Directors has been injected with the Pfizer (experimental poison yet) vaccine yet. - C Weissman

Fact check- Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has received COVID-19 vaccine "That report is categorically false," Pfizer spokeswoman Sharon Castillo told USA TODAY via email. "Dr. Bourla has been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine."
See also The ex-Pfizer scientist who became an anti-vax hero
Notable quotes:
"... Not a single resource on the Pfizer Executive team or Board of Directors has been injected with the Pfizer (experimental poison yet) vaccine yet. - C Weissman. Excuses allegedly provided offering the less fortunate an opportunity to go first. Don't laugh. True story. Some real humanitarians. ..."
May 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

End Times Prophecy

Not a single resource on the Pfizer Executive team or Board of Directors has been injected with the Pfizer (experimental poison yet) vaccine yet. - C Weissman. Excuses allegedly provided offering the less fortunate an opportunity to go first. Don't laugh. True story. Some real humanitarians.

... ... ...

[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

D

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.

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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!"

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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

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] 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

Mar 26, 2021 | www.unz.com

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"

Mar 21, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

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

Mar 21, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

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?

Mar 21, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

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
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"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.

Mar 19, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

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

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

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?

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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
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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.

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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.

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" 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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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 :-)

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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

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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.

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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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

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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. ..."
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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

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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.

... ... ...

[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 spac