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Here is a nice anti-NSA cartoon by Martin Kozlowski, WSJ


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[Sep 16, 2018] Are We Becoming What We Once Hated by Eric Margolis

Sep 16, 2018 | www.unz.com

In the late 1980's, an old friend of mine based in Moscow was calling her husband in the USA late one night. She said it was a "typical dumb husband/wife call," mostly about a broken garage door.

Around midnight, a gruff voice broke into the call. "This is your KGB listener. This is the most boring, stupid call I've ever listened to. Shut up and go to bed!"

Ah, those innocent Cold War days. Today, Big Brother listens to your calls, reads your email, and follows your internet searches on silent cat's feet.

China's Taoists warned, "you become what you hate." They are right: the September 2001 attacks on the US, as John Le Carré wrote, producing a period of temporary psychosis. America was knocked back to the ugly days of Sen. McCarthy's Red Scare of the 1950's. The big difference was that today the bogeymen of "terrorists" have replaced menacing Marxists. And today, terrorists were everywhere.

[Sep 16, 2018] British society is under the imminent threat of Putin-Nazi Novichok perfume assassin hit squads

Sep 16, 2018 | www.unz.com

... ... ...

Meanwhile, the British society is under the imminent threat of Putin-Nazi Novichok perfume assassin hit squads , which Putin could send at any moment directly from Moscow to Gatwick Airport.

To incompetently attempt to murder their targets by spraying the deadliest nerve agent in existence onto the doorknobs of their suburban homes and then stroll around getting filmed by every CCTV camera in Britain.

As far as I know, the British tabloids haven't yet published surveillance photos of Corbyn welcoming the Skripal assassins at Gatwick with a wreath, or a bottle of Stoli (and wearing his Russian-stooge hat , of course), but I won't be terribly shocked when they do.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[Sep 15, 2018] On the meaning of the word "clearly"

Notable quotes:
"... 'Clearly' is an English term which is subject to national interpretations. In Canada – mostly English-speaking – it traditionally means, "supported by verifiable and compelling evidence", although I hasten to add that Canada cheerfully booted out 'Russian spies' to support its ally, Britain. ..."
"... But in England, 'clearly' might mean 'as required to serve in the cause of political necessity'. In this instance, if the passports/visas/whatever travel documents of the men concerned do not read "GRU Assassin Traveling on Business", then clearly there was an attempt to circumvent British checks. ..."
Sep 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Moscow Exile September 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Salisbury novichok attack: Russian spies smuggled chemical weapons through airport baggage checks, UK security minister admits

Two alleged Russian spies who launched the Salisbury attack smuggled novichok into the UK through Gatwick Airport, the security minister has confirmed.

I see! So now the disciplined and highly trained GRU assassins were spies as well.

Proper jack-of-all-trades!

Ben Wallace, who is currently Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, " told the House of Commons there was 'clearly some form of attempt to create a legend to make sure that they circumvented our checks'.

'No doubt at the other end of that aeroplane journey [in Russia] there was some, I should think, the baggage checks weren't probably as good as they might be,' he added " -- because the Russians are all blithering incompetents stands ter reason, dunnit!

" Mr Wallace said requests for Russia to account for what happened in Salisbury had been met with 'obfuscation and lies', saying their response merely 'reinforces their guilt'. "

Of course it does! Why don't they just confess to what everyone knows they have done?

Jen September 12, 2018 at 8:18 pm
Were there no baggage checks by British customs officials at Gatwick International then?
Mark Chapman September 13, 2018 at 12:05 pm
'Clearly' is an English term which is subject to national interpretations. In Canada – mostly English-speaking – it traditionally means, "supported by verifiable and compelling evidence", although I hasten to add that Canada cheerfully booted out 'Russian spies' to support its ally, Britain.

But in England, 'clearly' might mean 'as required to serve in the cause of political necessity'. In this instance, if the passports/visas/whatever travel documents of the men concerned do not read "GRU Assassin Traveling on Business", then clearly there was an attempt to circumvent British checks.

[Sep 15, 2018] Fred to Take Wheel of Ship of State: Will Implement Thoughtful and Reasonable Measures by Fred Reed

Sep 14, 2018 | www.unz.com

I have no choice. I must don the mantle of greatness and take the reins of the country. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I will run for the office of dictator, or President in American parlance.

Readers may ask, "But Fred, what makes you think you are qualified to be President?" To which I respond, "Nothing. But have you seen what we have now? You want a White House with John Bolton in it?"

You see.

I append here a few of the enlightened policies which I will effect. Hold your applause until the end. Interspersed for perusal are a few slogans that I may use to incite your fervor.

One: I will end all policies hostile to Cuba. I will not make life difficult for eleven million perfectly good people to please a ratpack of phony Cubans afflicting Miami. In fact, I will offer Havana a twenty-billion-dollar loan if they will take the bastards back. Cuba poses no danger to anyone. They have good cigars. They should be left alone to live as they please and drink mojitos. If nutcake Republicans protest my policy, I will have them stuffed into an abandoned oil well. Along with the pseudo-Cubans.

Two: Elizabeth Warren will be required to take a DNA test to see whether she is a wild Indian. If she is, she will have to wear feathers. Otherwise, to see a psychiatrist.

We have nothing to be afred of but Fred hisself! Has a classic ring, don't you think?

Three: I will end the Afghan war in an afternoon, relying on use the exit strategy proposed by James P. Coyne, the Sun Tsu of our age:

"OK, on the plane. Now ."

If Lindsey Graham complains that we need to kill more puzzled goatherds, I will have him inserted into the oil well on top of the Republicans and pseudo-Cubans, with Oprah tamped down on top as a sort of cork. There is nothing in Afghanistan that Americans need or want, except opium products, and private enterprise now provides these in abundance. Check the nearest street corner, or ask your kids.

Four: I will make membership in AIPAC a felony, and remind its members that I could have Oprah temporarily removed from the oil well to make more room. Aipackers can act as they please in their own country–I will not meddle in foreign affairs–but leave ours alone.

Fred! Ahhhhhh . This has a nicely orgasmic quality that will appeal to the younger demographic. It represents the satisfaction that my rule will bring to the entire country.

Five: I will end all sanctions against Iran. Then I will sell those Persian rascals airplanes and cars and electronic stuff and towel softener and lock them into the American economic system. This will make Boeing and AT&T and Intel love me with the deep sweet love that never dies, at least as long as the money flows, and there will be lots of jobs in Seattle.

Six: I will bring charges of treason against the contents of the Great Double Wide on Pennsylvania Avenue. The evidence is incontrovertible. The first rule of empire is Don't Let Your Enemies Unite. Everybody who has an empire knows this. Except us. Inside the White House a bunch of apparently brain-damaged political mostly left-overs, suffering from Beltway Bubble Syndrome, push China, Russia, and Iran together like some kind of international spaghetti-grope LGTBQRSTUV threesome. Who are our dismal leaders really working for? China?

A Fred in Every Pot This makes no sense, you may say. No, but we are doing politics. It is almost iambic pentameter, like Shakespeare. It will lend class to my campaign.

Seven: I will keep the F-35 program. It provides a lot of jobs. However, I will but get rid of the airplane. Isn't this brilliant? Instead of building the thing, workers will dig holes and fill them in, but keep their current salaries. It will improve their health, and make America safer. The fewer dangerous things the children in the Five-Sided Wind Tunnel have, the less trouble it can cause.

Better Fred than Dead! Some readers will dispute this. What do they know?

Eight: I have been urged to end affirmative action on the grounds that things should be done by people who can actually do them. This is racist. I will have nothing to do with it. Instead I will make affirmative action democratic and inclusive. Everyone will qualify for it. Special privilege should not be restricted to a minority. It isn't the American way.

Fred! Good as Any, Better'n Some. Good thinking.

Nine: I will abolish NATO. America should find a cheaper way to control the vassals. There is of course the bedtime story that NATO exists to confront the Russkies, and only incidentally provides a compulsory market for American armament. Nuts. Russia cannot seem dangerous to anyone who wasn't dropped on his head at some formative juncture in life. Smallish population, low military budget.

Likewise South Korea, which has twice the population and forty times the economy of the North. If it wants to defend itself, it has my blessing. If it doesn't, it isn't our problem.

Tippecanoe and Frederick Too! This may require exhumation, but for this we have backhoes.

Ten: I will make a modest reduction in the military budget, say seventy-five percent. To keep the soldiers happy I will invest in high-throughput roller coasters, a shooting range with BB guns, and really loud speaker systems that say Va roooom and Bangbangbang and fzzzzzzzzboom. These will provide psychic emoluments of martial life without the murder.

Eleven: The money thus saved I will use on pressing domestic problems. LA has 68,000 homeless people on the streets, San Francisco loses conventions because of so many homeless defecating on the sidewalks, Portland has homeless riots,. The lower primates in Antifa and BLM rend such social fabric as any longer exists. Dams are aging. Our trains are out of of the Fifties. And we spend a trillion a year on goddam aircraft carriers?

Fred? Well, Got a Better Idea?

Twelve: As an educational reform, I will have the Department of Education filled with linoleum cement, the occupants being left inside. This will raise the national IQ by at least three points. I will pass an amendment to the fragments of the Constitution saying, "No federal entity or person shall say, think, suggest, or do anything whatever regarding schooling on pain of garroting." Part of the savings from lowering the military budget will go to purchasing garrotes. The duration, content, and nature of the schools shall be left to localities without exception.

Thirteen: The father of any girl subjected to genital mutilation will be awarded a free gender reassignment operation, preferably with tin-snips. Genital mutilation should be inclusive. The father will then be placed for two weeks in the bottom of a public latrine in Uganda. If this doesn't suffice to deter the practice, I may be forced to adopt extreme measures. A country that allows such treatment of daughters deserves to go to hell. And seems to be.

Fourteen: I will impose a literacy test for voting. People too dim to find their way home should not be permitted to influence policies they have never heard of and can't spell. Yes, this might be called illiberal. If so, it will doubtless be the only example of illiberalism in this meritorious list.

Fifteen: In higher education, I will prescribe horse whipping for anyone saying microaggression, white privilege, whiteness, patriarchy, safe space, people of color, racism, any kind of phobia, or "Resist" in a squalling voice with an exclamation point. No curriculum containing the word "Studies" will be permitted.

Sixteen: Anyone prescribing Ritalin for children under twenty-one will be thrown from a helicopter.

In conclusion, I say to my yearning public, There, you, see, there is hope. Together we can do this. See you at the polls.

... ... ...

Fred Reed is a former news weasel and part-time sociopath living in central Mexico with his wife and three useless but agreeable street dogs. He says it suits him.

FoxTwo , says: September 15, 2018 at 11:03 am GMT

In today's world of political insanity, a healthy dose of sarcasm may be considered as a good antidote. Love your columns Fred; keep them up!

[Sep 15, 2018] Two mutually exclusive actions at once

Sep 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

James lake September 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

On Tuesday, In the USA they will be commemorating the 11th September/ twin towers attack by Al queada.

At the same time they are smearing Assad about chemical weapons use , and preparing a false flag, to bomb Assad to save Alqueada in Idlib.

[Sep 15, 2018] The PC drones are rather mentally deficient. They respond to trigger phrases and not to concepts or principles.

Sep 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

kirill September 10, 2018 at 6:48 pm

As commented elsewhere, all her screeching about double standards for women are utter BS. She broke the rules while playing against another woman and not a man. The men's tennis league is utterly irrelevant since she may as well have compared her league to men's football. She failed by the standards of her league and not those of another. It was clear that she was breaking the rules of her league and she was the one that escalated the conflict. It has nothing to do with women's rights.

The PC drones are rather mentally deficient. They respond to trigger phrases and not to concepts or principles.

Jen September 10, 2018 at 6:49 pm
Australian cartoonist Mark Knight is in trouble with J K Rowling and other self-styled guardians of who may portray Serena Williams in meltdown and who may not. The offending drawing below:

[Sep 15, 2018] British Police Find Putin's Passport at Scene of Salisbury Poison Attack

Sep 11, 2018 | russia-insider.com
Salisbury (dpo) - Last doubts over Russia's guilt in poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal have been eliminated. As the British government announced today, the passport of Russian president Vladimir Putin was found at the scene in Salisbury.

According to Prime Minister Theresa May, the passport was only now found in another search of the scene, as it had been hidden under a fallen leaf.

[Sep 15, 2018] Meanwhile, back in the "Mother of Parliaments"

Sep 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Moscow Exile September 13, 2018 at 1:55 am

Meanwhiled, back in the "Mother of Parliaments"

[Sep 12, 2018] How Trump can get rid of the author of NYT op-ed

Sep 12, 2018 | www.unz.com

anonymous , [251] Disclaimer says: Next New Comment September 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm GMT

All Trump has to do to get rid of the Op Ed guy is to fire all those who want to go to war with Russia.

[Sep 12, 2018] Haley: if there are chemical weapons that are used, we know exactly who's going to use them.

Sep 12, 2018 | www.unz.com

c matt , says: Next New Comment September 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm GMT

If there are chemical weapons that are used, we know exactly who's going to use them.

Finally, Haley the Whore speaks some truth! We will know because we will be the ones who use them!

mr meener , says: Next New Comment September 11, 2018 at 6:57 pm GMT
Nimrata Randhawa alias Niki Haley says she has intelligence that Putin and Assad were seen in wal mart with a shopping cart full of Clorox bleach which indicates a chemical attack for sure. she also said when the US bombed Syria because of the last chemical attack Putins passport was found in the rubble

[Sep 10, 2018] Mixed feelings about the op-ed: Should Anonymous stay? But that's collaboration. Should Anonymous go? But that's abandonment

Sep 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

paradoctor September 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm

I have mixed feelings about the op-ed. Should Anonymous stay? But that's collaboration. Should Anonymous go? But that's abandonment; who then would take the idiotic letters off the mad king's desk? (And by the way, who put those idiotic letters there?)

[Sep 10, 2018] Is it possible to stage a coup against a leader who has ALREADY abdicated, but has not publicly acknowledged the fact of the abdication?

Sep 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Marc Schuhl September 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm

One thing that makes all of this complicated for me is that Trump rarely seems even to care about actual policy anyway. Sure, his team totally subverted him on the recent NATO summit, but I have a strong hunch that DJT just wanted to yell at Angela Merkel on TV, and so that is his actual "policy" and nobody prevented him from doing it. Metaphysically, is it possible to stage a coup against a leader who has ALREADY abdicated but has not publicly acknowledged the fact of the abdication?

[Sep 10, 2018] Isn't it amazing that the anonymous article and the book seem to coincide perfectly

Notable quotes:
"... Yeah, it is amazing! Absolutely unbelievable! How could that possibly be? ..."
Sep 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

KevinS September 7, 2018 at 10:35 pm

Stephen J writes, "Isn't it amazing that the anonymous article and the book seem to coincide perfectly."

Yeah, it is amazing! Absolutely unbelievable! How could that possibly be?

[Sep 10, 2018] How can you say Trump has done nothing?

The Coup Against Trump is completely meaningless -- he did not achieve anything he promised to his electorate. Look like he effectively already actually abdicated his position.
Sep 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

One Guy September 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm

How can you say Trump has done nothing? Hasn't he built the Wall? Hasn't he ended military operations in the Middle East? Hasn't he destroyed North Korea's nuclear program? Didn't he write the tax cut law all by himself? Hasn't he banned all Muslims? Hasn't he brought back coal to where it was 100 years ago? Doesn't he have the best words, like "anomonous" and "covfefe"? Doesn't he hire the best people? Doesn't he eat the best chocolate cake?

I'm sooo glad I'm alive at this point in history. If I had been born at a different time, I would never believe these things could be happening. It's like watching Jim Jones and Marshall Applewhite and Charles Manson all rolled into one and multiplied by 100.

[Sep 10, 2018] President Trump is not well. Congress must curb his power to start a nuclear war

Sep 10, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

I just saw a column by a progressive-liberal columnist, Will Bunch, at philly.com with the headline " President Trump is not well. Congress must curb his power to start a nuclear war. ".

It almost sounds sympathetic...

[Sep 09, 2018] Intelligence community as Jesuits of MIC

Notable quotes:
"... Trump is just the mouthpiece of, and strong-armed by the Media Military Industrial Intelligence Complex (MMIIC). ..."
Sep 09, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

bjd | Sep 7, 2018 12:30:12 PM | link

@Bob (3)

That has been my take on affairs sine some time: Trump is just the mouthpiece of, and strong-armed by the Media Military Industrial Intelligence Complex (MMIIC).

Full disclosure: I despise Trump for a great number of reasons.

Even fuller disclosure: I despise with a vengeance the Intel community, which has taken over the media and the DNC and are the Jesuits of the MIC.

[Sep 09, 2018] The administration spokesperson called for "a stable, nonthreatening government acceptable to all Syrians and the international community, unlike our own situation here in the United States"

Notable quotes:
"... There is a bit of self-contradiction in the US govt statements. They admit it's a civil war. That implies there is more than one side. But then the goal is stated that there is to be one leader to be approved by ALL Syrians. That is not possible. It's not even possible in the US. ..."
Sep 09, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bart Hansen , Sep 7, 2018 6:16:09 PM | link

The administration spokesperson called for "a stable, nonthreatening government acceptable to all Syrians and the international community, unlike our own situation here in the United States" Apparently his full quote was cropped before going out to the stenos.
Curtis , Sep 7, 2018 6:01:43 PM | link
There is a bit of self-contradiction in the US govt statements. They admit it's a civil war. That implies there is more than one side. But then the goal is stated that there is to be one leader to be approved by ALL Syrians. That is not possible. It's not even possible in the US. And no lesson was learned from the latest forgotten war - Libya - which now has 3 governments amid anarchy caused by US/NATO/Qatar/S-A actions. Maybe Assad should invoke the memory of Lincoln who was faced with a rebellion and ask what business is it of the US to interfere.

[Sep 09, 2018] Donald J Trump: If you vote for Hillary, you will get a President under constant investigation

Democrats should realize that had their sins not been so grievous against the American people, God would not have bestowed such a punishment as President Trump upon them ;-)
Sep 09, 2018 | thehill.com

notells 10 hours ago

Yep! I voted for Hillary and have a president under FBI investigation

[Sep 09, 2018] So the USA, which has invaded Syria with large numbers of soldiers, weapons, and aircraft, and has built permanent bases there *without permission from the government of Syria*, demands that all Iranians leave Syria?

Sep 09, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tom Welsh , Sep 7, 2018 12:26:23 PM | 4

So the USA, which has invaded Syria with large numbers of soldiers, weapons, and aircraft, and has built permanent bases there *without permission from the government of Syria*, demands that all Iranians leave Syria? Even though the Iranians are in Syria at the explicit invitation of the Syrian government?

Arrogance and hypocrisy can hardly be taken any further.

The logical implication of this US government position is that the USA does not recognize the Syrian government, and does not consider Syria to be a sovereign state. Yet the Syrian Arab Republic is a member in good standing of the UN, and is recognized by other UN members - even including the USA.

[Sep 07, 2018] But all those crazy US neocons still managed to imposed on Russia sanctions because of its interference in the elections. That tells us something about the US congress by Kononenko

Slightly edited Google translation
Notable quotes:
"... I am interested in another, a very simple question: why? Why would Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea interfere in the US midterm elections? What they want to achieve. All right, let's drop all the others, let's just talk about us, Russians. ..."
"... The same hackers who broke into the DNC and stole Hillary Clinton emails now will steal midterm elections. But from whom? Do you understand anything? Personally, I don't understand anymore. Which Party we support? Who is the target of our effort to interfere in the USA elections. Are we promoting Repubs or DemoRats ? ..."
"... Perhaps the head of the US national intelligence Daniel Coates is right when he declared that "their goal is to divide and undermine our democratic values." Well, let's suppose that we really are against those sacred values. ..."
"... But the midterm elections will still be held, despite any interference. And one of candidates will win, while the other will lose. If we see no difference in candidates why we should interfere? ..."
"... Looks like Daniel Coats think that the world government is us. No, I'd certainly like the idea, even if this requires smoking something really strong (let's use Musk as a lodestar ;-). But I'm afraid we're not capable to serve in this role. After economic rape of 1991 we are too poor. And to serve the role of world government you better be rich. ..."
"... why we Russians should interfere in already completely messed up US elections, which typically equal to a force choice between two equally unacceptable candidates, already chosen and vetted by neoliberal elite. Like Trump vs. Hillary. why we should play this game of "the lesser evil." It's plain vanilla stupidity. ..."
Sep 07, 2018 | kononenkome.livejournal.com

According to popular belief, the cold war ended with the victory of the United States of America. And, accordingly, the demice of the Soviet Union. However, what exactly represent such a victory is not that easy to understand. Instead of one conservative, and therefore predictable player, the United States received a half dozen countries, of which only three or four are loyal, with other living by "the laws of jungles" (sorry free market). The number of aimed at American cities Intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads remained approximately the same as before the infamous "victory." And strategic atomic submarines remained, and strategic bombers. There are less of them, for sure, but they are more modern and more dngerous with more sophisticated weaponry. In any ccase remaining are still enough to make the winner to feel like a loser after b=neclear apolaipsys. And the idfea of victory is that the victor is the master (in this case the master of the plant). Am I missing something ?

Of course, another inquisitive observer will tell us about the controlled chaos, about the growing influence and plans for the establishing of the world neoliberal government. I was impressed by the recent revelation of Senator John Tester, who said that Putin is promoting communism in America. As the idea that this senator is a complete idiot who does not understand the Russia rejected communism as a dead-born system is pretty absurd. I would venture to assume that it might be that Russia did something that can with some stretch be qualifies as an attempt to influence the USA election, but, alas, Putin has no strategic plan, not the intention. First of all this would be pretty idiotic idea as two candidates were equally bad for Russia and it was completely unclear who is worse.

But all those crazy US neocons still managed to imposed on Russia sanctions because of its "interference in the elections." That tells us something about the US congress. I do not want to write about the lack of evidence and absurdity of the arguments again. I've already written a lot about it. No, let's stop talking about the past and try to look into the future.

The US President's national security adviser John Bolton (who theoretically should be a sanest person in the administration) recently said that the US is concerned about the potential for interference in the midterm elections to the Congress of four countries. Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. "I will not go into details of what I saw or didn't see, but I tell you that in the 2018 elections, these four countries raise the greatest fears," proclaim this highly placed Presidential adviser.

Theoretically it make some sense. Any man with a knife has a potential to kill. Any country with nuclear weapons has the potential to strike at the US. Any country with developed IT has a potential opportunity to interfere in elections with the help of cyber attacks. For example, Israel. But it is not a good idea to scare the American voter with Israel. No, he/she should be confused, and he/she should be afraid of potential menace. And this external enemy should unite fragmented by neoliberal excesses country (for this purpose those good-for nothing people grazing in State Department and Spaso House (The US embassy in Moscow) should constantly accuse the Russian authorities of all sorts nefarious activities. So there is nothing new here: Great Britain uses similar dirty tricks against Russia for centuries. I am interested in another, a very simple question: why? Why would Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea interfere in the US midterm elections? What they want to achieve. All right, let's drop all the others, let's just talk about us, Russians.

What do we want? Let's say we want the midterms to be won by the Republicans. Then explain to me why Republican John Bolton fears this. If there's anything John Bolton should be afraid of, it's that Russia will intervene in the midterms in order to win the Democrats. But The Washington Post writes that "the leaders of the Democratic party of the United States fear the potential interference of Russia and start to increase its presence in anticipation of the interim election cycle on such platforms as Facebook and Twitter." President Trump writes on Twitter that Russia will" make a lot of effort " to intervene in the midterm elections on the side of the Democrats. Microsoft claims that Russian hackers created fake websites of Republican organizations in order to collect information about Republicans. The same hackers who broke into the DNC and stole Hillary Clinton emails now will steal midterm elections. But from whom? Do you understand anything? Personally, I don't understand anymore. Which Party we support? Who is the target of our effort to interfere in the USA elections. Are we promoting Repubs or DemoRats ?

Perhaps the head of the US national intelligence Daniel Coates is right when he declared that "their goal is to divide and undermine our democratic values." Well, let's suppose that we really are against those sacred values.

But the midterm elections will still be held, despite any interference. And one of candidates will win, while the other will lose. If we see no difference in candidates why we should interfere? If the net result for us anyway will be the same: more sanctions? Here we should go back to the idea of "controlled chaos" and world government. Looks like Daniel Coats think that the world government is us. No, I'd certainly like the idea, even if this requires smoking something really strong (let's use Musk as a lodestar ;-). But I'm afraid we're not capable to serve in this role. After economic rape of 1991 we are too poor. And to serve the role of world government you better be rich.

Again the question arise, why we should interfere in he USA elections. Only if we are out for revenge, "eye for eye" principle as they interfered in ours. There's no other reasonable answer. But even in this case, why we Russians should interfere in already completely messed up US elections, which typically equal to a force choice between two equally unacceptable candidates, already chosen and vetted by neoliberal elite. Like Trump vs. Hillary. why we should play this game of "the lesser evil." It's plain vanilla stupidity.

And before we get the answer to this fundamental question "Why?" there can be no further questions. None. Moreover, no other questions are needed. So let them just explain to us why we should interfere and how we can benefit from such an interference, and we will try our best. Before that, let's just watch.

And when they explain this to us, we can communicate the answer to China, Iran and North Korea free of charge.

[Sep 07, 2018] Who wrote NYT "resistance" op-ed?

"We all know Putin wrote the op-ed and the NYT claimed it's a senior Trump official because they think that's true," Ben Shapiro tweeted.
Sep 07, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

SteveofCaley , 6 Sep 2018 09:29

Right, then. Solved it. Easy puzzle, really. Mods, you can close the comments now.

Clues: Republican? Check. Strongly motivated by morality? Check. Unlimited White House access? Check.

It's written by the Ghost of Abraham Lincoln, last moral Republican President.

(Carter wasn't a Republican. Eisenhower, only by accident. )

[Sep 06, 2018] I am outraged at describing Trump's administration as a "pirate ship"!

The op-ed pretty is nauseating because it tells us why they do it: Because conservatives got their tax cuts, deregulation and all the other conservative politics that gamble with people's lives. It's disgusting.
Sep 06, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com
Paul Jordan , 6 Sep 2018 07:45
I am outraged at describing Trump's administration as a "pirate ship"! Pirate ships were in reality the most egalitarian institutions that existed in the 17th century. Their articles laid out that both the captain and quartermaster (who divided the spoils) served at the pleasure of their crew, and that the entire crew had rights to a fair portion of the proceeds.

On a real pirate ship, Captain Trump would have lost his job long ago and been abandoned on some tiny island with a single shot in his pistol.

[Sep 03, 2018] Socialism as modern Yanus

Sep 03, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

d by gjohnsit on Thu, 08/30/2018 - 1:50pm

For the establishment media, socialism is an extremely flexible thing.

On one hand, socialism has failed and been discredited. It's followers have already abandoned it. Any poor soul who still gives it a second thought is an anachronism deserving of public humiliation.

On the other hand, socialism is a scary force that is taking over everything. Socialism is hiding under your bed, lurking around every corner, is plotting to take away your children, and destroy everything that is good in the world.

[Sep 02, 2018] Kremlin Sources Go Quiet Leaving CIA in the Dark About Putin's Plans for Midterms

Sep 02, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

y wendy davis on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:21am

The title comes from another bit of satirical self-parody from the NYT.com , August 24; Alex Jones don't got nothin' on these dudes, Barnes and Rosenberg:

"WASHINGTON -- In 2016, American intelligence agencies delivered urgent and explicit warnings about Russia's intentions to try to tip the American presidential election -- and a detailed assessment of the operation afterward -- thanks in large part to informants close to President Vladimir V. Putin and in the Kremlin who provided crucial details.

[Sep 01, 2018] We are in for another two years of alternating Russia and Nazi hysteria in neoliberal MSM by C.J. Hopkins

Notable quotes:
"... C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org . ..."
Aug 31, 2018 | www.unz.com

... ... ...

Personally, I'm rooting for the Democrats to take control of the House in the midterms, purely for the sake of entertainment.

After calling this ass clown a Russian spy and Literal Hitler for the last two years, they're going have to at least pretend to impeach him, or else stage a series of internationally-televised neo-McCarthyite congressional hearings to root out the diabolical networks of Putin-Nazis that have infested America, and Britannia, and the rest of the West.

That's the main thing, after all. Yes, the corporatist ruling classes need to make an example of Trump to dissuade any future billionaire ass clowns from running for high office without their permission, but even more so, they need to put down the "populist" opposition to the spread of global capitalism and the gradual phase-out of national sovereignty that began with Brexit and continued with Trump, so they can transform the smoldering remains of the Earth into one big happy neoliberal market run by supranational corporations and the "democratic governments" they have bought and paid for which

Damn, I think I may have gone and opened a rather enormous can of leftist worms right at the end of this essay by mentioning the "national sovereignty" thing. So, leftists, please ignore the previous paragraph. National sovereignty is the same as nationalism. Nationalism is very, very bad. Internationalism is good. Internationalist socialism is what we all want. Okay, admittedly, the forces of internationalist socialism appear to be well, somewhat marginal at the moment (or possibly virtually non-existent), but that's not a problem, because the global capitalists will be happy to internationalize everything for us, and to do away with all those nasty nationalists, and that national government-subsidized healthcare and university education and all that stuff.

So let's forget that I mentioned national sovereignty, because that's all Putinist Trumpism, and so on. There's absolutely no reason at all for leftists to discuss that subject, or to view it in any kind of larger historical or geopolitical context or anything. Once the global corporate empire finishes their Privatization of Everything, I'm sure they will be open to considering socialism. They'll probably even let us vote on it. By then, they will have cleansed the Internet of all the discord-sowing Putin-Nazis so there won't be any danger of being "influenced" to vote the wrong way or anything.

In the meantime, don't forget to do your part in the War on Trump, Putin, Assad, Corbyn, and whoever else the corporate media tell us we're at war against. Forget about global capitalism. Keep obsessing about Donald Trump. And if you get tired of obsessing about Donald Trump, you can always call Corbyn an anti-Semite , or accuse Glenn Greenwald of working for Putin , or, if you've got some free time and want to get creative, compile a Directory of International Assadists , or some other paranoid pseudo-blacklist. Every little contribution counts!

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

Sean , says: August 31, 2018 at 7:13 pm GMT

And on and on, and on, it goes and will continue to go until 2020, unless Trump decides to attack Iran, which I doubt The Resistance® will let him do, because that would get extremely weird, as they would somehow have to simultaneously support another US war of aggression and condemn Trump as Adolf Hitler for starting it. Oh, and also, they would have a hard time explaining why Putin had ordered his stooge in the White House to attack Russia's ally in the Middle East. So, probably, no attack on Iran.

That is why Trump will attack Iran.

S , says: Next New Comment September 1, 2018 at 5:04 am GMT

..Robert Mueller, who is doggedly investigating allegations that the President of the United States is a devious Russian intelligence asset personally planted in the Oval Office by Vladimir Putin, the Russian mob, and a conspiracy of crackerjack "cyber-influencers," who brainwashed millions of American voters into betraying Hillary Clinton, and the nation, with a bunch of emails and some Facebook posts, and who are even now waging "a chaos campaign to undermine faith in American democracy."

If only there was an Agent 99 to bring some levity and balance to Robert Mueller's Maxwell Smart personna then everything would be complete.

[Aug 31, 2018] Trump will show those borscht-eating bastards!

Aug 31, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com
MARK CHAPMAN, August 30, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Breaking news! Russia isolated!!

Oh, wait; sorry – that's the United States. Yes, in another manifestation of his incredibly cunning cunningness, Trump has rolled out a new master-plan to bring Russia to its knees: withdraw the United States of America from all international organizations that will not take orders from POTUS. That will show those borscht-eating bastards! Next up in the crosshairs the WTO.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/30/trump-threatens-to-withdraw-from-world-trade-organization.html

[Aug 29, 2018] Nothing to See Here

Aug 29, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk
Willie Wobblestick , August 28, 2018 at 14:04

Nothing to See Here

Rather like Janet Jackson's nipples,
It's been a while since we've seen the Skripals.
Not so long ago they were all over the news
As official drones droned their official views.
They said that in Salisbury wherever you look
Lurked sinister types splashing novichuk.
Door handle specialists had been imported,
Or so the BBC unquestioningly reported.
A laundry list of despicable acts
Only vaguely coincident with the salient facts.
Boris Johnson wasn't sitting on the fence,
He don't need no stinkin' evidence.
'It was them Russkies wot dunnit, no doubt about that',
Said the country's pre-eminent diplomat.
KGB thugs sent to put the boot in,
By Mr. Evil, Vladimir Stalin Putin.
Novichuk's lethality was re-emphasised again,
More deadly than others by a factor of ten.
Yet somehow miraculously the Skripals survived,
In Salisbury General they inconveniently revived.
And that was all we heard for a while
Bar a weird statement in machine-prose style.
Then a curious video right out of the blue
That looked like an advert for flyaway shampoo.
A chilled out Yulia said she was contented,
And consular access had not been prevented,
But no, she didn't want to meet up with her kin
(Not that the government would let them in).
The whole production was charmingly informal,
As though poisoning and exile were perfectly normal.
This remarkable young woman's taken it all in her stride,
Seemingly happy to go along with the ride.
Her boyfriend, her job, her dog and her flat
All peremptorily dumped at the drop of a hat.
The un-fake corporate media performed as tasked
Ensuring awkward questions remained unasked.
And all this ludicrous b-movie rigmarole
Was discreetly d-noticed down the memory hole.
The legal and diplomatic situation's now clear:
'Move along sir, nothing to see here.'

[Aug 27, 2018] Rich, middle class and poor relationship

Aug 27, 2018 | www.unz.com

Jollyroger , says: July 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm GMT

@jacques sheete

That's more or less what George Carlin insinuated: "The middle class does all the work, pays all the taxes while the wealthy class takes all the money and pays none of the taxes and the poor are there just to scare the shit out of the middle class .keep asking for all those jobs".

[Aug 27, 2018] The key features of a

Aug 27, 2018 | www.unz.com

And if authoritarian governments happen to relatively low IQ societies (like Germany in 1933?), we might ponder this:

A truly authoritarian leader would have the sole power to :
– declare war unilaterally and frequently;
– issue 300,000 national security letters, administrative subpoenas with gag orders that enjoin recipients from ever divulging they've been served;
– control information at all times than any monarch in history under the National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.
–torture, kidnap and assassinate anyone anywhere at will.

Personal freedom in an authoritarian state would be limited by
– secretly banning 50,000 people from flying and refusing requests for an explanation
– imprisoning 2,000,000 people without trial
– executing 2,000 people each year prior to arrest.

In a real an authoritarian state there would be
– warrantless surveillance of private phone and email conversations by the NSA;
– SWAT team raiding homes;
– shootings of unarmed citizens by police;
– harsh punishment of schoolchildren in the name of zero tolerance;
– endless wars;
– out-of-control spending;
– militarized police;
–roadside strip searches;
– roving TSA sweeps;
– privatized prisons with a profit incentive for jailing Americans;
– fusion centers that collect and disseminate data on citizens' private transactions;
– militarized agencies with stockpiles of ammunition

[Aug 24, 2018] The Red, White Blue Color Revolution

Aug 24, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

JR, August 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Jeff, you're wrong! I saw through the RussiaGate farce back in the fall of 2016 when I was living in Vermont, USA & first wrote this piece of satire as "The October Surprise" but couldn't get it published anywhere even as a letter-to-the-editor in our censorious press, so updated it to in time for the Jan. inauguration though without publication anywhere either:

"The Red, White & Blue Plush Revolution"

"The Old York Times missed it but back in October, a Bernie backer in the basement of the Vermont Teddy Bear factory in the village of Shelburne, Vt. confessed to Green Mountain Investigators that she, not Putin! had hacked the DNC emails to reveal that the Democratic National Committee had sabotaged her candidate.

Furthermore, she explained that 'Fancy' and 'Cozy Bears', about which there had been CIA allegation-turned "fact" and much media hysteria regarding their 'Russian Identification', are actually two of their most popular plush products. So thanks to all of the free media marketing, the factory geared up and met the demand for a bear in every Vermont Christmas stocking and made enough profit to mail a free baby bear to every Vermont family for the New Year!

But since Bernie didn't get it & made the Big Mistake of campaigning for Hillary, Goldie Lock, who was previously best known for her expertise in sewing button eyes on the bears and never suspected of being a hacker, together with her backers at the factory, has called a press conference to declare that 'It Only Took a Village' to depose a phony after they demanded that 'Hillary must go!'

So now they've got 4 years behind the scenes of the next DC Reality Show & its mainstream-media-fake-news to restore The American Republic which had been divided & almost conquered by the 1% & its media: The Old York Times, The Bezos Post & the rest of the me-too-media.

LET THE RED, WHITE & BLUE REVOLUTION BEGIN!"

*footnote: I did not vote for Trump, nor Lady Hillary Macbeth!

[Aug 24, 2018] The kind of talk that can easily get you labeled by the USA neoliberal MSM as a racist, a fascist, and Vladimir Putin's homosexual lover

Notable quotes:
"... Kudos to you for pointing out the obvious. Be careful though, this kind of talk can easily get you labelled as a racist, a fascist, as "literally Hitler" and Vladimir Putin's homosexual lover. ..."
Aug 23, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

TG , Aug 23, 2018 4:37:55 PM | 11

"The progressive Democrats who are pushing for single payer healthcare still miss out on other issues. They also support higher wages, but are, at the same time, against restrictions on immigration."

Kudos to you for pointing out the obvious. Be careful though, this kind of talk can easily get you labelled as a racist, a fascist, as "literally Hitler" and Vladimir Putin's homosexual lover.

Bottom line: the Democrats give lip service to supporting higher wages, but in reality they support low wages, hence their opposition to moderating the rate of immigration.

[Aug 23, 2018] The more things change the more they stay the same. Mencken on US politicians, or why do people go to zoo

Notable quotes:
"... "On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." ..."
"... "In our system of government, everybody gets what the majority deserve." ..."
Aug 23, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Originally from: The Strange Decline of H.L. Mencken - The American Conservative

Mencken turned his scathing wit and rhetoric of ridicule on the political elite of American society with a sense of humor missing from today's political journalism.

President Wilson was "the archangel Woodrow," Harding "that numskull Gamaliel," Hoover "Lord Hoover." William Jennings Bryan was "a charlatan, a mountebank, a zany with no sense of dignity. His career brought him into contact with the first men of his time; he preferred the company of rustic ignoramuses."

Electing Calvin Coolidge, he wrote, was like being presented with a sumptuous banquet and "staying your stomach by plucking flies out of the air." When once asked why if he despised politics so much he wasted his time writing about it, Mencken answer was simple: "why do people go to zoos."

... ... ...

For all his flaws, Mencken had a keen insight into the American political scene. If you doubt that, finish by pondering this observation:

"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."


Fran Macadam July 8, 2018 at 11:36 pm

"In our system of government, everybody gets what the majority deserve."

His pythy comments are still clever and to the point, since human nature doesn't change.

[Aug 18, 2018] If you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that? Stupid

Notable quotes:
"... Shortly before Hersh started covering the Pentagon for the Associated Press in 1965, Arthur Sylvester, the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, berated a group of war correspondents in Saigon: "Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that? Stupid." ..."
Aug 18, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Ghost Ship , Aug 18, 2018 8:23:37 AM | 86

Just over at the American Conservative reading an article about Seymour Hersch and found this:
Shortly before Hersh started covering the Pentagon for the Associated Press in 1965, Arthur Sylvester, the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, berated a group of war correspondents in Saigon: "Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that? Stupid."

[Aug 18, 2018] Coup d' tat is such an ugly word

Aug 18, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

JoeTurner Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:49 Permalink

Coup d'état is such an ugly word. I prefer "domestic insurgent contingency operation"

[Aug 17, 2018] The Department N of the Ministry of Truth is upset about Trump revelations

Aug 17, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Thursday, the New York Times decried Trump's accusation that the media are "the enemy of the people." "Insisting that truths you don't like are 'fake news' is dangerous to the lifeblood of democracy. And calling journalists 'the enemy of the people' is dangerous, period," said the Times .

[Aug 17, 2018] America is after all a country in which half the population believe in the creation myth.

Notable quotes:
"... but if i had to bet, the creationists are less likely to believe in Russiagate than the evolutionists. ..."
Aug 17, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

GM , August 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm

America is after all a country in which half the population believe in the creation myth.

jeff montanye , August 17, 2018 at 7:11 am

but if i had to bet, the creationists are less likely to believe in Russiagate than the evolutionists.

[Aug 17, 2018] The truth is always treason in an empire of lies...

Aug 17, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

LawsofPhysics, Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:42 Permalink

The truth is always treason in an empire of lies...

[Aug 16, 2018] Maybe NATO could buy old Soviet jamming equipment.

Notable quotes:
"... Those who are mostly telling the truth don't do this. ..."
Aug 16, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

WESTERN VALUES™.

In the Cold War the USSR undertook an enormous (but futile) exertion to block our news and propaganda; we, confident that we were in the right, didn't bother.

Today Facebook , advised by Atlantic Council people , is blocking "Russian propaganda".

To defend against this attempt to impurify our precious bodily fluids , a US Senator (Dem of course) is floating a proposal for more government-imposed controls . Those who are mostly telling the truth don't do this.

Maybe NATO could buy old Soviet jamming equipment .

[Aug 15, 2018] After Skripal affair even parrots got tired of UK authorities

Aug 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com
yalensis says: August 14, 2018 at 2:58 pm
BREAKING NEWS from RT:

A parrot tells English firefighters to "Fuck Off!" when they try to rescue her.
Later, a more contrite bird is ordered by her owner to humbly say "Thank you" to the would-be rescuers.

https://www.rt.com/uk/435896-parrot-swear-firefighter-london/?posts=1/

https://contextual.media.net/checksync.php?&vsSync=1&cs=8&cv=31&https=1&cid=8CU8HDVRS&prvid=99,56,111,113,4,10000,80,9,109,82,97,77

Jen says: August 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm
One of the comments to the article received 14 likes:
Is this Jessie parrot Skripal's?

No wonder the bird didn't like the firefighter – she thought the guy was going to daub some Novichok onto her beak.

[Aug 15, 2018] Some suggestions about contra sanctions that Russia can implement

Aug 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Cortes says: August 12, 2018 at 10:44 pm

...Call a presser at the UN and have the Ambassador confirm that Obama and HRC are wholly paid-up RF assets and watch Civil War II unfold.

[Aug 15, 2018] It s time for everyone to come off Twitter – it is like writing your message on your buttocks with a black sharpie and dropping your trousers.

Aug 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com
Mark Chapman says: August 10, 2018 at 7:58 am
It's time for everyone to come off Twitter – it is like writing your message on your buttocks with a black sharpie and dropping your trousers. Tweets are the kind of stupid thing you send out at the end of work after you've had a bastard of a day, and something you read or hear pushes you over the edge....

[Aug 14, 2018] One view on UK and its elite

Aug 14, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mark2 , Aug 12, 2018 3:46:15 PM | 15

If the uk,us were a person, a physiatrist would surely have certified them criminally insane by now !

Locked them up for there own protection and to protect the general public. Removing all sharp objects.

Just saying !

[Aug 14, 2018] Neocons created simply loads of job opportunities for Russians

Aug 14, 2018 | russia-insider.com

unheilig 12 hours ago ,

There are simply loads of job opportunities in Russia [created by the USA]. For instance:

Trauma2000 -> unheilig 11 hours ago ,

re: "Putinbot operator -- thousands needed"

I've always wanted to be a Putinbot. I think it would be a great job. Hoping for my KGB badge. I've got my KGB watch (even though its made in Germany), just need my badge now (hope it isn't made in China).

unheilig -> Trauma2000 2 hours ago ,

I'm just waiting for my check from Putin. Any day now . . .

[Aug 14, 2018] I am sure the tracking your movements all the time it s just a harmless oversight on the part of Google.

Aug 14, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

spanish inquisition Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:28 Permalink

I am sure it's just a harmless oversight.

Kefeer -> Clock Crasher Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:38 Permalink

Hammer it and remove all EMF's. An old microwave over works as a Faraday cage. Also; if you take a cell phone and wrap it in just a layer or two of aluminum foil; it will not make or receive calls.

[Aug 13, 2018] I thought WTC7 free-fell out of sympathy for #1 #2 by Bushogboner

Aug 12, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Bushogboner -> oddjob Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:03 Permalink

I thought WTC7 free-fell out of sympathy for #1 & #2.

vaporland -> Buckaroo Banzai Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:49 Permalink

Two guys sitting in the insurance adjustor's waiting room.

[Aug 13, 2018] Asta la vista baby

It looks like the top counterintelligence guy in FBI did not understand that texting with your mistress during working hours on FBI supplied phone might be a career limiting move ;-)
Aug 13, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org
notlurking , Aug 13, 2018 3:25:15 PM | 58
Asta la vista baby....

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/us/politics/peter-strzok-fired-fbi.html

[Aug 13, 2018] Oh, yeah, those evil "Muslim dictators" -- always interfering with elected governments foreign trade policies

Aug 13, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Aug 13, 2018 11:40:55 AM | 47

@ Posted by: partizan | Aug 13, 2018 8:50:05 AM | 39

Oh, yeah, those evil "Muslim dictators" -- always interfering with elected governments foreign trade policies:

Mattis orders Brazil to distance itself from China (12 August 2018)

[Aug 13, 2018] If the world was a theater, Americans see themselves as the only performers -- the role of the rest of the world is to applaud their performance.

Aug 13, 2018 | www.unz.com

Cyrano , August 10, 2018 at 10:45 pm GMT

Americans see the Russians as greatness deniers. Their European lackeys are their greatness-acknowledgers -- even when it's detrimental to their own survival.

If the world was a theater, Americans see themselves as the only performers -- the role of the rest of the world is to applaud their performance.

Russia is not a part of the audience, it's not even a heckler. It's a performer, it has always been, and a very talented one too. To try to demote them to the role of spectators, or to try to usher them out of the concert hall can be suicidal, they have enough musical instruments to put on a remarkable concert -- even if afterwards no one is left to applaud.

[Aug 13, 2018] FBI Reveals Maria Butina Traded Sex In Exchange For All 62,984,828 Votes Trump Received In 2016

Jul 19, 2018 | politics.theonion.com
WASHINGTON -- Saying that their investigation indicated her involvement in election interference went deeper than previously believed, the FBI revealed Thursday that Russian agent Maria Butina traded sex in exchange for all 62,984,828 votes Donald Trump received for president in 2016. "Our inquiry into Ms. Butina

[Aug 13, 2018] Shy Congressman Wishes Other Lawmakers Would Include Him In Their Crimes

Aug 13, 2018 | politics.theonion.com
WASHINGTON -- Saying he just wants to fit in with his colleagues, shy Rep. Harold Olsen confided to reporters Wednesday that he often feels left out of all the illegal activities going on in Congress and wishes his fellow lawmakers would include him in their crimes. "I see everyone around me committing these...

[Aug 13, 2018] Pentagon Officials Listen In Silence As Mike Pence Details Plans For Angel-Guided Defense Weapons System

Aug 13, 2018 | politics.theonion.com

WASHINGTON -- Feigning polite interest throughout the 90-minute meeting, Pentagon officials from all five branches of the armed forces listened in silence Thursday as Mike Pence presented his detailed plans for a state-of-the-art angel-guided weapons system. "Though we are grateful for the vice president's interest in

[Aug 13, 2018] Mueller Scrambling After Accidentally Spilling Whole Big Gulp All Over Russia Evidence

Aug 13, 2018 | politics.theonion.com

WASHINGTON -- Suffering yet another unexpected setback during his ongoing investigation into foreign collusion with the Trump campaign, Special Counsel Robert Mueller scrambled Friday to contain the damage to his documents after spilling an entire Grape Crush Big Gulp all over his Russia evidence. "No, no, no! No! Aw,

[Aug 13, 2018] Cold War in the Sauna Notes From a Russian American by Pavel Kozhevnikov

Aug 13, 2018 | www.counterpunch.org

I had just finished exercising and went to the sauna. The gym I go to is a modern facility with new equipment and is very popular in our city.

My favorite parts are the sauna and the steamer. Both remind me of my old country – Russia. Though, to be politically and geographically correct – I never lived in Russia: I was born and raised in one of the fifteen republics of the former USSR – the republic of Kazakhstan.

So, I am a Russian from Kazakhstan. It's kind of confusing for Americans, and when twenty-six years ago my American wife brought me here, the customs official gave me an alien card where my nationality was stated not Russian but Kazakh. My friends make fun of me, because Russians and Kazakhs are like apples and oranges. We look different

In 1992, when I arrived in America, the relationship between the two cold war rivals was excellent: Americans traveled to Russia, opening McDonalds, KFC's, Burger Kings, and other businesses, and Russians were opening not only their hearts but even the secrets of the overthrown KGB. Millions of Russians and Americans enjoyed such a "romance" between the two most powerful nuclear countries in the world.

Not anymore! Every morning I wake up to the words, "Russia is terrible," and go to sleep with the humiliating jokes of the "night-show-clowns" about "the dictator" Putin and "barbaric" Russians, whose 13 hackers changed the electoral minds of millions of naïve Americans. Wow! What a powerful "gasoline station country"- Russia, as Senator McCain calls it.

If in 1992 the people in my city who heard my accent were very nice to me and to Russia, now the usual reaction is to stare at me like a goat at the newly painted gates. One of my neighbors even yelled at me when I answered his question about my recent trip to Russia. I told him: "Russians like Putin because he saved their country from collapse. I saw with my own eyes how Russia has changed since my last trip there. I didn't see the impact of Obama's sanctions, Russians have better roads, than we have in Colorado; the shops, are filled with all kinds of products; the churches are restored "

My neighbor who didn't like Trump yelled at me: "If you like Russia go back to your country!" My answer was: "I love Russia but I am American – like your immigrant wife, like you. I love America for a lot of reasons, one of them – the right to speak! Nobody should privatize this right." He ran away, later coming to apologize

My wife, knowing my hard-tempered character asks me not to talk about policy – Putin-Trump anymore. And I don't, to a certain degree. However, when someone asks me about Russia or Putin I usually answer, giving my point of view; I just cannot be silent. I was silent for 40+ years living in the USSR, not anymore! Of course, not everyone likes my answers, like the man I am going to tell you about.

So, I went into the sauna; a stout man was sitting on the upper bench. He was the same age as I. Many of the older men in America call ourselves "old farts." The name is not offensive to us, because we really do not care about our image, and because we like to make jokes about everything, mostly about ourselves. Usually, we old farts are nice, we love to talk, even in the sauna. Young people nowadays do not talk. They turn on their phones even in the sauna – I bet they do not know how to talk with other people. They cover their "secrets" in towels while we do not – we do not have any secrets anymore.

Anyway, the man said hello to me, I answered, and he caught my slight accent.

"Where are you from?" It's a question I am usually asked.

"From here." I answered.

He was a little confused. I knew what usually followed if I had said – "from Kazakhstan." Usually, there would be an exchange of this type: "Where is it?" – "Between Russia and China," – "How do you like it here?" The silly film "Borat" helped me for a short period of time. People were smiling, as if they met Sasha Cohen, and I was happy that at least they knew some geography, though the film was silly and the geography in it was completely mistaken.

"No, I mean originally where are you from?" The guy, let's call him Tony, found the right question.

I decided not to check his geography skills and said that I came from Russia. The dialog that followed was remarkable. Here it is.

"Welcome to America! Your English is pretty good!"

"Yours, too." He didn't get my humor. "Just joking," I said, "As for welcoming, it's a little late: I have lived here for 25 years."

"Have you been in Russia lately?" He asked.

"Yes, I go there every year."

"Wow. So, what do you think about that crazy guy , Pyutin?"

"Sorry, honey," – I apologized to my wife in my thoughts and picked up the gauntlet. "You mean Putin? He is not crazy. Actually, he is one of the smartest rulers Russia ever had." I said.

Tony's eyes nearly leaped from their sockets. "But he is a dictator and kills people!"

"I wouldn't call him a dictator – he was just last week elected by nearly 67% of Russians. I would call him an authoritarian, strong ruler; but a weak ruler in Russia wouldn't survive a day. Besides, there were seven people opposed him in the election!"

Tony smiled. "You call it an election? He chose the opponents himself from his friends. The whole world knows that elections in Russia are a sham!"

"Who told you this nonsense, Tony? Did you listen to the debates? Did you hear how these people yelled at each other and cursed Putin, asking people to vote for them not for Putin. They really were as tough as Hillary to Donald! And besides, there were a lot of observers from 110 countries. They claimed the election was legitimate."

"No, I do not believe you."

"You may not believe me but I am citing the international organizations reports. You may check their reports on the Internet yourself. You may even sue these organizations if you wish."

Tony was silent for a minute, then turned his head to me and asked: "You know that Pyutin is evil even to his own people?"

"You mean Putin? Who told you? How many Russians share your opinion?"

"McCain."

"Is he Russian?"

"No, but he knows that Pyutin is KGB."

"His name is Putin!" I tried to correct at least this in his mind. "So, you do not believe me, a Russian, who just returned from Russia, but you believe this Senator, who hates Putin and Russia? Besides, there are no KGB anymore."

"But he used to be KGB?"

"Yes, and Bush H. was also a CIA agent. So, what? After the collapse of the Soviet Union there were no people who didn't work for government in that country, we all worked for government! Putin is good for Russia, he is the brightest politician nowadays. He is like a great Chess-master, and he is a dangerous player. We must be careful with him. Some Congressmen are underestimating Russia, calling it "a gasoline station with nukes," but I was there this summer and saw with my own eyes how much people love Putin, and how much he is doing to make that country great again."

"Yeh, yeh, yeh " Tony didn't know what to say. Then he recalled something and turned his red face to me. "Well, he invaded Crimea, and Ukraine!"

"No, he did not. Crimea was a harbor for the Russian navy, and according to the treaty between Ukraine and Russia there were sixteen thousand Russian troops stationed there on a permanent base. There were about twenty-three thousand Ukrainian troops there, too. So, when the thugs in Kiev took power, illegally kicking out president Yanukovych and killing the political opponents, the Crimean people decided to organize a referendum. Ninety-six percent decided to reunite with Russia, as they were Russians for nearly 400 years before the Communist dictator Khrushchev gave that peninsula to Ukraine as a present to his native land."

"But they had no right to secede from the main land of Ukraine!"

"Yes, they did. International law gives the right for self-determination to people. Remember, we split from the British Empire."

"But it was so long ago!"

"Okay, what about East and West Germany or Kosovo? The people in these countries also exercised their right of self-determination, but they didn't have any referendum as far as I know."

Tony looked at me attentively. "I don't believe you."

"You have the right not to believe me. You asked, I answered."

Tony was silent for a while. Then he threw out his last argument. "I hope you wouldn't deny that Putin killed British citizens recently, using KGB gas!"

Wow, he pronounced "Putin" correctly! I smiled. The nice face of my American wife appeared in my head again, and she was not happy! I kissed her in my thoughts and finished the conversation with my last knockout blow:

"I wouldn't deny it if the poisoning by Russians had been proved!"

"But it was proved by Teresa May!"

"Really? What did she say?"

"She said that it was Putin who poisoned the British citizens!"

"Not really, my friend. She said that it was "highly likely" that Russia did it! Besides, only Mr. Skripal is a British citizen, his daughter is a Russian citizen"

"Does it make any difference?"

"You mean, "highly likely" is proof to punish somebody? What about one of the main pillars of democracy – innocent until proven guilty?"

"But we believe our allies, not the Russians!"

That statement made me laugh. "You believe not facts but political statements without any facts? Wow! What kind of democracy is that?"

Tony's face became so red that I was afraid it would melt. He stood up from the bench and without looking at me firmly said:

"Russians are our enemies, and democracy does not apply to them."

He left, leaving me with a sudden fear of approaching nuclear war.

At night I prayed for peace. I prayed for American and Russian people-in-power who could easily destroy this fragile planet. If people refuse to understand each other, they fight. Kennedy and Khrushchev fortunately understood this. Will Putin and Trump understand?

Pavel Kozhevnikov was born in Kazakhstan. In 1992 he married an American woman and relocated to Colorado, USA, where he worked in a variety of business ventures and taught various subjects including Russian at Mitchell High School as well as at Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Pavel continues to enjoy teaching Russian at the local community college and university and devotes his free time to writing. He has published four books of stories and poems as well as numerous articles for newspapers and journals in Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

[Aug 12, 2018] A Trumpist dream about how neoliberals will be purged

Notable quotes:
"... Cut to view of parade down Main Street USA of politicians and business people with computer keyboards hung around their necks. Many wear signs around their necks proclaiming their crimes. "I facilitated consumers to buy insurance policies for the ACA," says one. "I front ran the market for Uncle Sam," says another. ..."
Aug 12, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

ambrit , , November 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Reactionaries will be purged. The Markets of Historical Determinism will demand it. Cut to view of parade down Main Street USA of politicians and business people with computer keyboards hung around their necks. Many wear signs around their necks proclaiming their crimes. "I facilitated consumers to buy insurance policies for the ACA," says one. "I front ran the market for Uncle Sam," says another.

The lines of armed guards lining the parade route are there to protect the penitents, as various short action shots show. The crowd is in an ugly mood. Storm clouds lower in the distance.

animalogic , , November 28, 2016 at 12:15 am

"Storm clouds lower in the distance". Camera pans, penitents trudge dejectedly up hill, to silhouette of Guillotine. Steady rain begins. End shot.

[Aug 11, 2018] The money Jill Stein using to fight the witch hunt is coming from the same people who are conducting the witch hunt

Aug 11, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

OTOH, remember all that money Jill raised from Dems for the recount ?

Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein raised millions of dollars in 2016 to pay for a recount after the electoral victory of President Donald Trump.

However, Stein's fundraising for the recount significantly exceeded what was actually needed to pay for it -- and she tried to reassure her donors that their money would still be well spent by promising to give them a say in how it got used.

However, the Daily Beast reports that Stein has so far not kept that promise and is instead using money raised from her "recount" campaign to pay for legal bills related to investigations into her possible contacts with Russia.

[Aug 11, 2018] Slight difference between Franklin D Roosevelt and Barak Obama

Notable quotes:
"... @The Voice In the Wilderness ..."
Aug 11, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

FDR's Speech Did NOT Have Any "Work With Both Sides" Nonsense @The Voice In the Wilderness

Fear is how you force persuade your own side and political opponents into falling in line and supporting your policy ideas.

It's ironic that arguably the best-loved Democratic president ever came from a very privileged background, connected with working class people, and absolutely did not need the presidency to complete his life. The same guy who was stuck in a wheelchair for most of his life and successfully guided the country (and the world) through two of the worst crises ever in modern life -- the Great Depression and World War II.

[Aug 09, 2018] Free speech for me but not for thee

Aug 09, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

You see, tolerance cuts both ways.

This isn't an easy pill to swallow, I know, but that's the way free speech works, especially when it comes to tolerating speech that we hate.

" Free speech for me but not for thee " is how my good friend and free speech purist Nat Hentoff used to sum up this double standard.

[Aug 08, 2018] We're the propaganda monkeys

Aug 08, 2018 | www.goodreads.com

"We're the propaganda monkeys.
The digital download junkies.
The skunk smoking geezers
With an inflatable Jesus.
We're the kitsch and cool.
Divide and rule."
Harry Whitewolf , Propaganda Monkeys - Twenty Poems From My Twenties: 1996 - 2006

[Aug 08, 2018] Jerusalem could be a safer location for the US Embassy than Tel Aviv if there is a war against Iran. For religious reasons ;-)

Aug 08, 2018 | www.unz.com

Bliss , August 4, 2018 at 4:17 am GMT

the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem which was an incredibly stupid act

How so? It's done and no one cares.

At the very least it could be a safer location for the US Embassy than Tel Aviv if there is a war against Iran. For religious reasons.

[Aug 08, 2018] Breaking: Hillary helps two man up the stars

Sep 30, 2017 | thefinereport.com

Breaking:

No Comments.

[Aug 07, 2018] Comrade Stalin speaks from the grave, in support of Kommissar Hillary Clinton

Notable quotes:
"... First, the wrecking and diversionist-espionage work of agents of foreign countries , among whom a rather active role was played by the Trotskyists, affected more or less all, or nearly all, of our organizations-economic, administrative, and Party. ..."
"... Second, agents of foreign countries, among them the Trotskyites , penetrated not only into lower organizations, but also into certain responsible posts. ..."
Aug 07, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

clarky90 , August 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1937/03/03.htm

Defects in Party Work and Measures for Liquidating Trotskyite and Other Double Dealers : March 3, 1937

"Comrades!

From the reports and the debates on these reports heard at this plenum, it is evident that we are dealing with the following three main facts.

First, the wrecking and diversionist-espionage work of agents of foreign countries , among whom a rather active role was played by the Trotskyists, affected more or less all, or nearly all, of our organizations-economic, administrative, and Party.

Second, agents of foreign countries, among them the Trotskyites , penetrated not only into lower organizations, but also into certain responsible posts.

Third, some of our leading comrades, both at the center and at the periphery, not only failed to discern the face of these wreckers, diversionists, spies, and killers, but proved to be so careless, complacent, and naive that at times they themselves assisted in promoting agents of foreign states to responsible posts.

These are the three incontrovertible facts which naturally emerge from the reports and the discussions on them "

[Aug 07, 2018] Codename Acor Sycamore - The Saudi-U.S.-Al-Qaeda Operation To Reconquer Canada

Notable quotes:
"... Donald Trump will follow the Canadian Saudi dispute with strong interest. He believes that "giving Canada their independence" was "the biggest mistake America ever made". In May he accused Canada of burning down the White House. It is high time to take revenge for that insult. ..."
"... Canada should note that its independence - graciously granted by Trump's America - can be revoked. The man who desires to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN may come to see the re-acquisition of the oil-rich but empty north American space as the climax of his political career. ..."
Aug 07, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

... ... ...

Dozens of Saudi accounts sent the copy/paste tweet below to various addressees. They were retweeted thousands of times.

خالد بن عبدالله آل سعود @KAFTA78 - 18:29 utc - 5 Aug 2018‏
- Replying to @CanEmbSA
In Saudi Arabia we feel worried about Canada committing cultural genocide against Indigenous people. We also support the right of Quebec to become an independent nation.
839 retweets 630 Likes

Donald Trump will follow the Canadian Saudi dispute with strong interest. He believes that "giving Canada their independence" was "the biggest mistake America ever made". In May he accused Canada of burning down the White House. It is high time to take revenge for that insult.

Canada has a controversial $15 billion deal to provide Saudi Arabia with more than 900 'Light Armored Vehicles', 40% of which are actually a Heavy Assault type. The sanctimonious Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called them 'jeeps'. He approved the export permits despite the acknowledged use of these tanks against internal Saudi resistance and in the Saudi rape of Yemen. Donald Trump will happily accept the Saudi request to move the deal to U.S. production lines.

There are rumors of a joint CIA-Saudi operation to arm Québécois moderate rebels for their fight against the repressive regime in Ottawa. Codenamed Acor Sycamore , the operation will purchase weapons in Bulgaria and Croatia and secretly ship those to CIA trained freedom fighters. The Saudis will redeploy their al-Qaeda and ISIS from Syria to occupy Canadian tar sands. The Israeli cyber spy company the Saudis hired to attack Amnesty International will be redirected towards Ottawa. Mossad will send agents to sabotage Canada's Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve . The move will increase demand for U.S. syrup products.

Canada should note that its independence - graciously granted by Trump's America - can be revoked. The man who desires to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN may come to see the re-acquisition of the oil-rich but empty north American space as the climax of his political career.

Today's AP piece on the Saudi-U.S.-Al-Qaeda alliance in Yemen and the Saudi '9/11 in Canada' tweet are not unrelated.

Justin Trudeau must immediately hop on a plane to Moscow and ask for Russia's support. Firing his anti-Russian , Nazi descendant foreign minister may help to gain Putin's grace.

Trump's MAGA intentions are well known. The message the Saudis sent is clear. The CN Tower will fall. Ottawa will be besieged. It is high time for Trudeau to act.

/snark

[Aug 06, 2018] Sunday Political News Funnies

Aug 06, 2018 | angrybearblog.com

[Aug 05, 2018] No matters how much the US spends on defense Putin will ensure he gets his people elected

"What, now we're going to bicker over a hundred billion dollars and demand proper accounting? " It's really handy to have that few hundred billion in ancillary funding to make your case more convincing ...
Notable quotes:
"... All we can do is wait till the results are in. Putin is in full control of American politics and there is not a damn thing the people can do about it because he has mastered The Force ..."
"... The Force is so powerful, that only a few hundred of seemingly innocuous tweets and Facebook ads strategically placed around the country can cause most American's brains to be zombified and vote Putin's desires. ..."
Aug 05, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

CB on Sat, 08/04/2018 - 7:41pm

Whether it will be Dems or Repugs will be HIS decision and his alone. All we can do is wait till the results are in. Putin is in full control of American politics and there is not a damn thing the people can do about it because he has mastered The Force.

The Force is so powerful, that only a few hundred of seemingly innocuous tweets and Facebook ads strategically placed around the country can cause most American's brains to be zombified and vote Putin's desires.

If you don't believe Putin has mastered the Force then explain why Russia can match the American military on a budget less than 1/10th of the US?

[Aug 05, 2018] Orwell doublethink in action

Aug 05, 2018 | www.rt.com

A Russian company spends 72p on Facebook ads: interference, hybrid war, parliamentary inquiry

Soros spends £400K on bringing down UK Government: nothing to worry about

pic.twitter.com/yeCZw4Z2B1

[Aug 03, 2018] Bill Clinton "Contract for America" should be properly called a "Contract ON America".!

Aug 03, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Bernard , August 2, 2018 at 6:55 pm

Bill and Newt agreed to the "selling of the America." It was labeled as the "Contract for America." When, really, it was a "Contract ON America".!

[Jul 31, 2018] The question re the Russians still targeting our elections? belongs to the same category as Are you still beating your wife? Both suggest kangaroo court in action

Jul 31, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

STEPHEN COHEN: ...Are the Russians still targeting our elections?" This is in the category "Are you still beating your wife?" There is no proof that the Russians have targeted or attacked our elections. But it's become axiomatic. What kind of media is that, are the Russians still, still attacking our elections.

And what Michael McFaul, whom I've known for years, formerly Ambassador McFaul, purportedly a scholar and sometimes a scholar said, it is simply the kind of thing, to be as kind as I can, that I heard from the John Birch Society about President Eisenhower when he went to meet Khrushchev when I was a kid growing up in Kentucky.

...to stage a kangaroo trial of the president of the United States in the mainstream media, and have plenty of once-dignified people come on and deliver the indictment, is without precedent in this country

[Jul 31, 2018] Michigan Declares State Of Emergency After Cancer-Linked Toxin Found In Drinking Water

Notable quotes:
"... Can't waste resources here at home assuring sound drinking water for all, no, we need to attack Iran because as the rumor has it that the "undemocratic" ..."
Jul 31, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Ignatius -> FEDbuster Mon, 07/30/2018 - 21:38 Permalink

Can't waste resources here at home assuring sound drinking water for all, no, we need to attack Iran because as the rumor has it that the "undemocratic"

Ayatollah is denying his people the benefits of premium drinking water. Or something like that. I get confused.

[Jul 29, 2018] Vanity Dem what a great epithet for Maher!

Jul 29, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

athena , July 28, 2018 at 8:37 pm

I think a lot of people only watch Maher to see what the guests have to say. Watching Real Time just means knowing you're going to have to grit your teeth through his snide nonsense. I think of him as the very embodiment of this problem:
http://exiledonline.com/the-rally-to-restore-vanity-generation-x-celebrates-its-homeric-struggle-against-lameness/

Brooklin Bridge , July 28, 2018 at 10:25 pm

Terrific article, thanks for the link. Vanity Dem – what a great epithet for Maher!

[Jul 28, 2018] Bill Clinton Heckled By Angry Prostitutes In Amsterdam

Damn...Dude has lost his audience. ;-)
From comments: "You got me. I'll click any headline that contains "Bill Clinton" and "angry prostitutes". "
Zero Hedge

The First Rule -> Skateboarder Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:17 Permalink

"Clinton's stop in Amsterdam came as a surprise to locals"

REALLY? SERIOUSLY????

Bill Clinton stops in the Red Light District, and it comes as a SURPRISE???????????????????

Katos -> Consuelo Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:56 Permalink

I think consent age in Amsterdam IS 10, so, that's why Bill's there!!

MasterPo -> bluez Fri, 07/27/2018 - 17:39 Permalink

"I did not have sex with that woman, or that one over there, or those, or any of those..."

Consuelo Fri, 07/27/2018 - 15:56 Permalink

Perfect spot for 'ole Billy Jeff.

DownWithYogaPants -> Croesus Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:04 Permalink

Why? Did he not pay them? ...

J S Bach -> BennyBoy Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:54 Permalink

"The protesters demanded the decriminalization, respect and protection of sex workers and drug users"

Well... they're talkin' to the right guy!

Herdee Fri, 07/27/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Maybe he's there just to smoke a few joints and pick up some good quality Cannabis seeds?

Banana Republican -> Herdee Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:01 Permalink

Dude, it's Amsterdam, not Washington DC.

[Jul 27, 2018] I am distressed at the shocking lack of faith shown by so many people in the expos of Donald Trump's Russian connections recently published on BuzzFeed

Jul 27, 2018 | irrussianality.wordpress.com

January 11, 2017

PaulR 14 Comments

'Human intelligence compiled from anonymous sources is known to be the most reliable basis on which to form judgements about important events. Nothing else provides such detailed insider information from the very heart of enemy institutions.

'It is time people knew the truth. I have decided that it is necessary to reveal my own notes from underground (scribbled on a table napkin in invisible ink this morning and just now squirted with lemon juice). I cannot, of course, identify my sources, but I might suggest that you look up Richard Meinertzhagen's "dirty paper method" (see footnote). I can also claim that I have access to the highest echelons of the Russian government through somebody who knows somebody, who is related to somebody, who went to school with somebody, whose neighbour sharpens Vladimir Putin's hockey skates.

'These sources of mine tell me that the plot to place Donald Trump in the White House was hatched not five years ago as claimed in the BuzzFeed report, but 13 years ago at an exclusive banya in Sokolniki.

'According to Source BS, the concept for what became known as Operatsiia Tuz emerged during a sweaty discussion over a dozen bottles of vodka, when oligarch Viktor Bogatyi announced that he had an idea for a new television show. Aspiring kleptocrats would audition for a job as Bogatyi's assistant and the losers would be eliminated one by one with his famous catchphrase 'You're shot!'

Hearing this, a senior GRU agent, Max Otto von Stierlitz, after a pause of seventeen moments, suggested an alternative. Why not, said Stierlitz, pass the idea for the TV show on to Donald Trump to use as a vehicle for making himself popular among the American people? It would be the perfect mechanism to gradually push the Donald into a position from which he could become President of the United States of America. The rest, as they say, is history.'

(See https://irrussianality.word... .)

[Jul 27, 2018] It looked like a Berkshire to me, although I am not a reliable judge of swine

Jul 27, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

I had this crazy dream last night. It must have been next year sometime, because it was the opening ceremony for the Nord Stream II pipeline, in Germany. President Putin was there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony (naturally), flanked by a beaming Gerhard Schroeder and Donald Tusk. Maros Sefcovic was aglow with bonhomie as he presented the ceremonial silver shears, and a beaming Petro Poroshenko, backed by members of the Atlantic Council, applauded politely as Mr. Putin stepped forward to cut the ribbon.

As the two cut ends fluttered to the floor, a pig flew in through the open window, and described a lazy parabola around the ceiling fixture. Stroking past me, it executed a casual barrel-roll, winked, and burst into a cloud of red sparks: Lady Ashton – caught in mid-clap – exclaimed, "Gosh!"

It looked like a Berkshire to me, although I am not a reliable judge of swine.

[Jul 27, 2018] Democrat logic: Trump is a Putin puppet; therefore, Putin is trying to bug him

Jul 27, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

khnum Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:37 Permalink

Is it just me that thinks a frontal lobotomy would actually improve the iq of half of your Congress.

swissthinker -> khnum Fri, 07/27/2018 - 00:43 Permalink

Only half?

Justin Case -> VWAndy Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:04 Permalink

A liar spins a web of deceit and eventually gets caught in his own web.

Dragon HAwk Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:35 Permalink

i was hoping they were going to say, Putin said, hey trump if you want to get a private message to me just whisper into the ball.

kahuna1 Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:43 Permalink

I love watching the msm and deepstate fucks spin over a f...ing soccer ball! Too funny!

I mean shitting bricks over a ball! HAHAHA Who is the joke on now?

MoreFreedom Fri, 07/27/2018 - 00:16 Permalink

Democrat logic: Trump is a Putin puppet; therefore, Putin is trying to bug him. LOL

[Jul 27, 2018] So they ve been recruiting Trump for 21 years? Not 5?

Jul 27, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Publius Tacitus -> TTG , 17 hours ago

Yep, you're a real James Bond. So they've been recruiting Trump for 21 years? Not 5? Not 8? Did you even read the damn dossier? Not a word about "duping." The claim is that Trump was actively collaborating and that Putin's press guy was the mastermind in this bullshit.

[Jul 26, 2018] The Wealthy Elitists Plan To Survive The Apocalypse And Leave Us Behind

Jul 26, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

man from glad -> z0na8an0z Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:01 Permalink

Packing a bunch of Godless hyenas into bunkers together doesn't sound much like a plan for survival imo.

BlackChicken -> tenpanhandle Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:59 Permalink

"How do I maintain authority over my security force after the Event?"

You don't idiot, you get killed and security takes all your stuff including the women.

[Jul 25, 2018] Sacha Baron Cohen got the level of access he did (including getting Dick Cheney to sign a "waterboarding jug") because he was presenting himself as an ex IDF Colonel.

Jul 25, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

[Jul 23, 2018] Obama married the neocons to the humanitarian bombers to the SJWs. It s a powerful bond.

Jul 23, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com
Patrick Armstrong -> Jack , 9 hours ago
Obama married the neocons to the humanitarian bombers to the SJWs. It's a powerful bond.
Valissa Rauhallinen -> Patrick Armstrong , 8 hours ago
Great insight! I'm adding that to my Favorite Quotes archive.

As I pondered more deeply on your insight, I tried to imagine how the courtship proceeded. IMO, it was Clinton who presided over the engagement of the neocons to the humanitarian bombers (R2P'ers). Then under Bush the relationship initially strengthened due to 9/11 until the Iraq war became such an obvious mess that there was a brief cooling of ardor due to a still significant antiwar contingent in the Dem party. Under Obama the antiwar Dems began to suffer something like "Stockholm syndrome" as few were willing to protest against the black president of their SJW fantasies. This set the final stage for the neocons and R2P'ers to commit to each other in "marriage" who then "adopted" the SJW's as their useful idiots.

[Jul 22, 2018] America's Derangement Syndrome

Jul 22, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

[Jul 20, 2018] Always charge treason when you know you're right, and the other guy needs to shut the fuck up ;=)

Notable quotes:
"... @detroitmechworks ..."
Jul 20, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

extracted from: The Trouble With Accusing Trump (and others) of Treason caucus99percent

Snode on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:49pm

I love it

@detroitmechworks "Remember that charge! Treason! For when you know you're right, and the other guy needs to shut the fuck up."*

* For discerning Neo Liberals everywhere. Not responsible for typos or assassinations. American Express only.

dfarrah on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 9:06pm
I guess they have

tried everything else to overthrow Trump.

The hysteria coming from the spooks is unbelievable. What is it that Mueller, Brennan, Clapper and the rest of that cabal is trying to hide?

[Jul 19, 2018] Trump-Putin summit induced the neoliberal ruling classes hysteria or How to Stop Worrying and Love the New McCarthyism

So it appears America and democracy have miraculously survived the dreaded Trump-Putin summit or Trump's meeting with his Russian handler, as the neoliberal ruling classes and their mouthpieces in the corporate media would dearly like us all to believe. NATO has not been summarily dissolved. Poland has not been invaded by Russia.
Jul 18, 2018 | www.counterpunch.org

Extracted from: Trump's Treasonous Traitor Summit or How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New McCarthyism by CJ Hopkins

So it appears America and democracy have miraculously survived the dreaded Trump-Putin summit or Trump's meeting with his Russian handler, as the neoliberal ruling classes and their mouthpieces in the corporate media would dearly like us all to believe. NATO has not been summarily dissolved. Poland has not been invaded by Russia.

The offices of The New York Times , The Washington Post , CNN, and MSNBC have not been stormed by squads of jackbooted Trumpian Gestapo.

The Destabilization of the Middle East, the Privatization of Virtually Everything, the Conversion of the Planet into One Big Shopping Mall, and other global capitalist projects are all going forward uninterrupted. Apart from Trump making a narcissistic, word-salad-babbling jackass of himself, which he does on a more or less daily basis, nothing particularly apocalyptic happened.

And so, once again, Western liberals, and others obsessed with Donald Trump, having been teased into a painfully tumescent paroxysm of anticipation of some unimaginably horrible event that would finally lead to Trump's impeachment (or his removal from office by other means) were left standing around with their hysteria in their hands. It has become a sadistic ritual at this point like a twisted, pseudo-Tantric exercise where the media get liberals all lathered up over whatever fresh horror Trump has just perpetrated (or some non-story story they have invented out of whole cloth), build the tension for several days, until liberals are moaning and begging for impeachment, or a full-blown CIA-sponsored coup, then pull out abruptly and leave the poor bastards writhing in agony until the next time which is pretty much exactly what just happened.

In the days and weeks leading up to the summit, the global capitalist ruling class Resistance deployed every weapon in its mighty arsenal to whip the Western masses up into a frenzy of anti-Putin-Nazi fervor. While continuing to flog the wildly popular baby concentration camp story (because the Hitler stimulus never fails to elicit a Pavlovian response from Americans, regardless of how often or how blatantly you use it), the corporate media began hammering hard on the "Trump is a Russian Agent" hysteria. (Normally, the corporate media alternates between the Hitler hysteria and the Russia hysteria so as not to completely short-circuit the already scrambled brains of Western liberals, but given the imminent threat of a peace deal , they needed to go the whole hog this time and paint this summit as a secret, internationally televised assignation between Hitler and well, Hitler).

[Jul 18, 2018] The Magic Of Novichok - Deadly Agent Found In Perfume Bottle

I didn't realize that the Amerikan child/adolescent party game had metastasized and moved across the water-- but the Skripal farce has turned into a game of Spin the Bottle , writ large. [Wikipedia link]
Jul 16, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

This before-after advertisement for Novichok perfume, featuring Yulia Skripal, made the rounds a while ago.


bigger
Pft , Jul 16, 2018 5:31:04 PM | 22
I guess whats even more pathetic about these stories like Skripal , perfume bottle/door knob Knovickok and Russia Gate is so many people believe them. Witness the hysteria over the TP Summit in US media/comments. Without functioning brain cells escape from the Matrix is impossible, and even then you have to have time to think anout matters beyond entertainment and survival, and many people don't have the time in this neoliberal world of ours.

Lets face it, outside an alien intervention to save humans we are done. Lets hope that mission manual they bring " To Serve Man" is not a cookbook

Ort , Jul 16, 2018 5:35:51 PM | 23
I didn't realize that the Amerikan child/adolescent party game had metastasized and moved across the water-- but the Skripal farce has turned into a game of Spin the Bottle , writ large. [Wikipedia link]

[Jul 16, 2018] Is it just me, or does Dimitri Alperovitch look like a guy who's making p*rn movies in a van that drives all round the city?

Alperovich is a specialist on special flavor of porn -- security porn...
Jul 16, 2018 | consortiumnews.com
O Society , July 14, 2018 at 8:29 am

Is it just me, or does Dimitri Alperovitch look like a guy who's making p*rn movies in a van that drives all round the city?

https://consortiumnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/dmitri.jpg

[Jul 16, 2018] Does anyone else see how appropriate it is that a nation of yahoos gets their 'news', ahem, misinformation, from from a source so aptly named?

Jul 16, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Watt4Bob , July 16, 2018 at 7:39 am

investigative journalist Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News.

Does anyone else see how appropriate it is that a nation of yahoos should get their 'news' , ahem, misinformation, from from a source so aptly named?

The truth is hiding in plain sight, we're being led by the nose, to God knows where, apparently around in circles, all so a few insanely rich a**holes can become more insanely rich.

I don't know about you, but I was a lot happier back when I could blame all our problems on the republicans.

This free-for-all, bat-sh*t crazy propaganda surge, if nothing else, has made plain what our betters think of us.

Investigative journalism courtesy of Yahoo News, what will they think of next, intelligence services working tirelessly to keep America safe in a dangerous world?

[Jul 15, 2018] Effect of the US TV on a parrot

Jun 15, 2018 | www.unz.com

anonymous [739] Disclaimer , June 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm GMT

Can't believe any sane American thinks Russians – including beautiful Russian tennis players are more of a threat to us in 2018 then say M13 Gang banger invaders, Chicago Black street gangs, Afghan and Pakistani child rapists or just the sub Saharan Black African mobs with their machetes.

We commissioned some Farstar cartoons on this theme – seems pretty basic to me, but the J media mafia simply goes on and on – there is supposedly a Russian spy behind every bush, some Russians posted anti Hillary posts on Facebook – oh the horror!

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=wYcqmOzk&id=3B43263DD48F82D1FEC205044FBE66DCDA30A42F&thid=OIP.wYcqmOzkZCrNMrWlfuDUigHaJu&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.occidentaldissent.com%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2017%2f06%2frussians-out.jpg&exph=1280&expw=974&q=occidental+dissent+farstar&simid=607993335092480560

[Jul 13, 2018] Hardcore Hitler on Hitler in Helsinki by CJ Hopkins

Jul 10, 2018 | www.unz.com

Here it comes, the moment we've been waiting for, when Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki to officially launch the Destruction of Democracy, and very possibly the Apocalypse itself. That's right, folks, once again, it appears we're looking at the end of everything, because according to the corporate media, on July 16, 2018, Trump is probably going to disband NATO so that Putin can invade the Baltic states, then Germany, then the rest of Europe, and then presumably order an all-out thermonuclear strike on the United States, which will pretty much end civilization as we know it. Or perhaps the plan is to do away with NATO, withdraw all American troops from Poland , let Putin rape and pillage Western Europe, and then have North Korea nuke both coasts of the US mainland (and Canada, of course) so that a Putin-Nazified Middle Amerika will have carte blanche to exterminate the Mexicans and make women wear those "Handmaid" costumes, or some other ridiculously paranoid scenario, possibly involving Susan Sarandon as some kind of Putin-Nazi triple agent.

Tragically, the global neoliberal establishment is completely powerless to stop Trump and Putin from carrying out this evil scheme (whatever it turns out to be in the end), because even the US Intelligence Community has to obey the law, after all, and not do anything sneaky, or unethical, not even with the fate of democracy at stake. No, unlike the Russians, who go around blatantly poisoning people with novichok oatmeal more or less whenever they like, the global capitalist ruling classes' hands are tied by their own integrity. All they can do is watch in horror as these two Hitlerian megalomaniacs destroy their entire global empire and establish a thousand-year Putin-Nazi Reich.

Thank God at least the corporate media are raising their collective voices in protest. In a recent piece in The Washington Post , Max Bergmann of the Center for American Progress warns that "this is a summit about appeasement, and we should be terrified that Trump is going to sell out America and its allies." According to Bergmann, Trump might "accidentally" share state secrets with Putin, or promise to reduce support for our freedom-loving Ukrainian Nazis , or stop trying to overthrow the Syrian government so that Syria, with the help of Russia and Iran, can launch a sneak attack on Israel and drive "the Jews" into the sea. Worse still, Bergmann speculates, he might make "secret agreements" with Putin without telling the editors of The Washington Post , which God help us all if that ever happened.

Not to be out-apocalypsed by The Post , Roger Cohen of The New York Times published a full-blown dystopian vision wherein Trump, Putin, Marine Le Pen, the AfD, and a variety of other globalist-hating Hitler-alikes form "the Alliance of Authoritarian and Reactionary States" (the "AARS"), disband the European Union and NATO, impose international martial law, and start ethnically cleansing the West of immigrants. Matteo Salvini and Horst Seehofer, decked out in full Putin-Nazi regalia, personally supervise the genocidal purges, which frightened Europeans come to support after Putin's irresistible "fake news" bots brainwash them into believing that a little Russian girl named "Tatiana" has been abducted by Moroccan migrants off a beach along the Costa del Sol.

And as if that wasn't horrifying enough to whip folks up into a mindless frenzy, The New York Times (which, let's remember, is an extremely distinguished and respected newspaper, and not at all a cheap propaganda rag) produced this charming little animated film depicting Putin and Trump as well, a couple of tongue-sucking, titty-pinching homos. I found this kind of weird at first, as I had thought such ugly anti-gay sentiment had disappeared from liberal society, but apparently it's fine in Resistance circles to stigmatize your enemies as butt-humping queers in order to render them more repulsive in the eyes of your sophisticated, liberal audience. I did a little research, and it appears this "Hitler on Hitler" porno The Times produced is just the latest in a rather long line of Trump on Putin "homo" jokes , which are perfectly harmless when told by liberals, but when told by conservatives are homophobic hate crimes.

[Jul 11, 2018] Senator McConnell always conjures the image and mannerisms of Colonel Sanders (ala Kentucky Fried Chicken)

Jul 11, 2018 | www.unz.com

Incitatus , June 30, 2018 at 8:17 pm GMT

@Sam Shama

Sam,

'Senator McConnell' always conjures the image and mannerisms of Colonel Sanders (ala Kentucky Fried Chicken). White planter suit, broad-brimmed hat, weak-chin goatee and unconvincing sales pitch.

Then again, beardless Mitch looks more like Toby Turtle, and what he delivers is rarely worth a bucket of greasy chicken.

[Jul 08, 2018] Local Republican Voter Realizes Sharia Law Sounds A Lot Like GOP Platform

Notable quotes:
"... I did a quick google search and examined several sources, and I have to admit that what I read about Sharia law sounded an awful lot like some of the things Vice President Mike Pence or Ted Cruz believe." ..."
Jun 27, 2017 | halfwaypost.com
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Little Rock, AR --

Today at approximately 1:15pm, local Republican Voter Floyd Williams looked up Sharia law on a lunch break Google search and came to the startling realization that it actually seemed a lot like the Republican Party's political platform.

"Well, I had just finished my tuna sandwich and I was letting my mind wander a bit when it suddenly hit me that for all my fears of Muslims installing Sharia law in America, I didn't actually know the first thing about what Sharia law was or what it dictated," said Williams, in a phone interview with The Halfway Post this evening.

"So I did a quick google search and examined several sources, and I have to admit that what I read about Sharia law sounded an awful lot like some of the things Vice President Mike Pence or Ted Cruz believe."

When Williams got home from work he did a little more research, but the renewed study only intensified his worry that, by voting Republican for the last twenty years, he may have been already and unwittingly voting for Sharia law.

"From the GOP's religious-based opposition to ... , atheists holding public office, ..., the separation of church and state, taxing churches and faith organizations, and so on, it just seemed like Sharia Law might have already been installed here in my beloved Arkansas right under my nose," he said.

Williams shared his startling discovery with his wife, and though his wife Anne was skeptical at first, she too was quickly troubled by the Republican Party's seeming theocratic approach to political issues. She even came up with some Sharia-esque Republican policies that Floyd hadn't considered.

"My wife is as sharp as a tack," said Floyd, followed by a long list of more suspicious GOP ideas that his wife had added to his growing list. "The GOP is also against equal pay for women many Republicans in our state legislatures want women to be forced to birth babies after being raped or even if the pregnancy threatens their lives the Republican men in this town at least are all really fond of purity balls and pretending they own the keys to their daughters' virginities

Our other Republican friends are convinced we shouldn't worry about climate change because God will solve it if it's really a problem Republicans support Israel regardless of humanity crimes against Palestine over orthodox, apocalyptic hopes that Jesus will come back and all nonbelievers will burn in Hell I mean the list of Sharia-sounding Republican issues just goes on and on!"

Asked if he still considered himself a Republican after his existential epiphany, Williams was unsure.

"Honestly, I don't know what I am anymore," he said. "But I'll tell you what, I'm gonna start pointing this stuff out to my friends because I feel like all of us have been duped!"

[Jul 08, 2018] hannity2008 vs hannity2018

Jul 08, 2018 | www.reddit.com

For anyone who wants more of the quotes:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/mar/14/blog-posting/hannitys-double-standard-north-korea-trump-and-oba/

2008:

"One of the most disturbing displays of Obama's lack of foreign policy expertise came during last year's YouTube debate," Hannity said Oct. 26, 2008. "The junior senator from Illinois gave what many called a naive answer for a question from the audience about whether he would meet with the leaders of Syria, Venezuela, Cuba or North Korea without preconditions."

2018:

"A huge foreign policy win for President Trump," Hannity said March 8. "Little Rocket Man blinks. Now, the president's tough rhetoric, his bold action, his severe sanctions, they appear to be working tonight. President Trump is accepting an invitation to meet with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un by May...

[Jul 06, 2018] Pathological liars and a diplomacy lesson from a school principal

Notable quotes:
"... Instead she suggested pointing out that "Little Donald tends to draw the line between Fact and Fantasy in a Different Place that you and I might." ..."
Jul 06, 2018 | www.nytimes.com

Upwising

Empire of Debt and Illusions July 1

As a teacher I once had a 4th grader who was an inveterate liar. One could never believe a word that came out of his mouth yet the Principal, ever the Diplomat and Mistress of Understatement, counseled against referring to the child as a Pathological Liar during parent conferences (even though it was true, she agreed).

Instead she suggested pointing out that "Little Donald tends to draw the line between Fact and Fantasy in a Different Place that you and I might."

[Jul 06, 2018] Trump is no Catherine the Great so even Potemkin villages are too much for his clueless favorites

Jul 06, 2018 | www.nytimes.com

.Jim Houghton July 1

"Beyond repair"? Come on, Paul -- Trump is a disaster, a horrible mistake and a reminder that elections matter. But he's really pretty incompetent and weak. He's like a small, very clumsy bull in a china shop. Once he's chased out, the place will get swept out, things put back on the shelves and new stock purchased.

[Jul 05, 2018] Facebook Algorithm Flags The Declaration Of Independence As Hate Speech

Why not cut it straight to "Thought Crime"?
Jul 05, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

"Only you can see this post because it goes against our standards on hate speech ..."

To give you an idea of the kind of automation in play and what words and ideas are being identified as running contrary to the principles of media aggregators and distributors, consider that Facebook recently banned America's founding document from being posted.

Since June 24, the Liberty County Vindicator of Liberty County, Texas, has been sharing daily excerpts from the declaration in the run up to July Fourth. The idea was to encourage historical literacy among the Vindicator 's readers.

The first nine such posts of the project went up without incident.

"But part 10," writes Vindicator managing editor Casey Stinnett, "did not appear. Instead, The Vindicator received a notice from Facebook saying that the post 'goes against our standards on hate speech.'"

The post in question contained paragraphs 27 through 31 of the Declaration of Independence, the grievance section of the document wherein the put-upon colonists detail all the irreconcilable differences they have with King George III.

Stinnett says that he cannot be sure which exact grievance ran afoul of Facebook's policy, but he assumes that it's paragraph 31, which excoriates the King for inciting "domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages."

The removal of the post was an automated action, and Stinnett sent a "feedback message" to Facebook with the hopes of reaching a human being who could then exempt the Declaration of Independence from its hate speech restrictions.

Source: Reason.com


inosent -> Croesus Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:42 Permalink

This is likely the 'offending' text: "the merciless Indian savages , whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions."

The truth is hate. I think everybody knows that by now.

Cardinal Fang -> NoDebt Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:31 Permalink

'I'm So Postmodern'

https://youtu.be/i_l5MJDssGE

Giant Meteor -> NoDebt Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:47 Permalink

Thanks, here is some additional reading material ..

The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism- The roots of the current campus madness

"In a 1946 essay in the London Tribune entitled "In Front of Your Nose," George Orwell noted that "we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield."

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-unfortunate-fallout-of-c

Everybodys All -> FireBrander Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:54 Permalink

Anyone with a working brain cell can tell you that Facebook has been anti Bill of Rights from the very beginning. They are actively collecting information on everyone for the government. How does that coincide with free people living in a free country? It doesn't. Throw Facebook on the ash heap of history now.

CJgipper Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:24 Permalink

Correction: "Over the last couple of years major social media, news and video platforms have been actively engaged in the censorship of what they believe to be [[fake news and information]] the truth ."

[Jun 24, 2018] This very convenient enemy Vladimir Putin; if he does not exits, he should be invented

Notable quotes:
"... Thank God for the US ruling class. Less acute, less imaginative ruling classes might be tricked by the fact that Russia spends but a tiny fraction of its GDP on "defence" compared to the US/NATO. ..."
"... Who wants to go to an Ivy League college for years & years, only to end up "fighting" a complete grot like Osama ? He was just so -- well, ugly ! ..."
"... So, the Putin/Nazi enemy is just scads better. Putin is a living "Hannibal's at the gates" enemy (And let's face it: even your most blinkered six-pack flag waver was having trouble getting his head around new aircraft carriers, new submarines, new F35′s & new nuclear missiles to defend against the whole motley terrorist thing). ..."
Jun 24, 2018 | www.unz.com

animalogic , June 24, 2018 at 8:44 am GMT

I thank the author for his timely apology. At this critical juncture we must be wise to these Slavic wiles.

Thank God for the US ruling class. Less acute, less imaginative ruling classes might be tricked by the fact that Russia spends but a tiny fraction of its GDP on "defence" compared to the US/NATO.

No, Russia/Putin's guile is at the level of 3D chess. Everyone knows that behind such obvious inadequacy lies a Cujo- like bear, taunt, ready to spring at an instinctively guileless US . And, let's be honest here, the US deserves a better enemy than a bunch of shabby "terrorists". There's something just so common about these ". "terrorists". Who wants to go to an Ivy League college for years & years, only to end up "fighting" a complete grot like Osama ? He was just so -- well, ugly !

Can you imagine Ellen doing an interview with him ? No !

So, the Putin/Nazi enemy is just scads better. Putin is a living "Hannibal's at the gates" enemy (And let's face it: even your most blinkered six-pack flag waver was having trouble getting his head around new aircraft carriers, new submarines, new F35′s & new nuclear missiles to defend against the whole motley terrorist thing).

Only trouble is all this does tend to cast aspersions on such a great German/American as Mr Hitler, who, 70 years ago did such sterling work combating the Russia/communist Evil .

[Jun 21, 2018] Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball around a field for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win

Jun 21, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

PlutoniumKun , , June 21, 2018 at 4:17 am

As Gary Lineker said:

Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball around a field for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.

I leave it to others to think of the applicable metaphors .

sixpacksongs , , June 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm

As one hard-partying Mexican supporter told a reporter after that match, "The Germans never win in Moscow!"

[Jun 21, 2018] The obsesstion of the British establishment's paranoia about Russia might be explained that the British soccer team no longer has Sergey Skripal as the main asset

Jun 21, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Looney -> JustPrintMoreDuh Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

the obsessive quality of the British establishment's paranoia about Russia. That's probably because at the World Cup, the England soccer team is very weak without its main asset, Sergey Skripal. ;-)

Buckaroo Banzai -> JustPrintMoreDuh Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

Can't wait until Trump invades the UK, deposes the royal family for treason, kicks out the pakistani filth, dissolves parliament, seizes the City of London, and restores the Stuarts to the throne.

Ghost of PartysOver -> JustPrintMoreDuh Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:00 Permalink

Russiaphobes going bonkers. To damn funny. BTW Russian interference in US elections has been internet postings only. What does that say about our country's intelligence when some social media post sends the Snow Flakes into a tizzy. What does that say about our future?

[Jun 20, 2018] Awaiting the Putin-Nazi Apocalypse by C.J. Hopkins

Jun 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little tired of waiting for the Hitlerian nightmare that the corporate media promised us was coming back in 2016. Frankly, I'm beginning to suspect that all their apocalyptic pronouncements were just parts of some elaborate cocktease. I mean, here we are, a year and half into the reign of the Trumpian Reich, and, well, where are all the concentration camps, the SS units with their death's head insignia, the Riefenstahlian parades and rallies? Trump hasn't even banned the Democratic Party, or annexed Canada, or invaded Mexico, or made anybody wear color-coded armbands. If he doesn't start Hitlering relatively soon, the oracles of the corporate media are going to have some serious explaining to do.

I don't think I'm overreacting. After all, back in 2016, The Guardian promised us an " Age of Darkness ," and the end of "civilized order" as we know it. " Globalization is dead, and white supremacy has triumphed ," one of its more hysterical pundits proclaimed. " Donald Trump is actually a fascist ," Michael Kinsley assured us in The Washington Post . Charles Blow of The New York Times warned that Trump's election was "the beginning of the end," the descent of the republic into " racial Orwellianism ," whatever that's supposed to mean. Thomas Friedman called it " a moral 911 ." Paul Krugman predicted nothing short of " a global recession with no end in sight ." Jonathan Chait, after heroically vowing not to flee the country with his terrified family, but to stay and fight to the bitter end, guaranteed us that the "monster," Trump, would " shake the republic to its foundations ."

Perhaps my seismometer is on the fritz, but I haven't detected much foundation shaking. Yes, Trump repulses me, personally. I do not like the man. I never have. I was based in New York for fifteen years, in the 1990s and early 2000s, before he became a game show host, when he was still just a shady real estate mogul with alleged ties to organized crime who occasionally appeared on Wrestlemania and just generally went about the city making a narcissistic ass of himself and plastering his gold-plated name onto everything. So I have no illusions about his character the man is an inveterate snake oil salesman with the moral compass of a Tijuana pimp. All I'm saying is, we were promised Hitler, or Mussolini at the very least, and it seems like all we're getting so far is just regular old narcissistic Donald Trump.

Of course, he could just be laying low and holding back on the Hitler stuff as part of the evil master plan personally developed by Vladimir Putin to systematically brainwash Americans (with state-of-the-art mind-control Facebook ads) into embracing all-out National Socialism and marching through the streets in full Nazi regalia singing Amerika Über Alles at which point Trump will rip off his mask, reveal his true Hitlerian face, Steve Bannon will suddenly reappear in the turret of an M1 Abrams tank at the head of a division of rebel infantry flying giant Confederate flags as they hideously rumble down Pennsylvania Avenue, and the Putin-Nazi Holocaust will begin.

Or maybe the extremely serious, Pulitzer Prize-winning political pundit David Leonhardt is onto something. In a prominent op-ed in The New York Times , he wonders if Putin's "secret plan" is for Trump to destroy "the Atlantic alliance" by arriving late for the G7 meeting and "picking fights over artificial issues," not to mention insulting the Canadian prime minister, which, it doesn't get much more hair-raising than that. OK, I know you're probably thinking that sounds like the hopelessly paranoid jabber of some conspiracy theorist nut on YouTube, but we're talking The New York Times here, folks, and a bona fide "respectable pundit" who wrote a whole 15,000-word ebook and has been interviewed by Stephen Colbert, among his many other distinguished accomplishments.

Examined in the context of other blatantly loony theories the corporate media are currently attempting to ram down our throats, Leonhardt's theory kind of makes sense. The Guardian , another very serious newspaper, in addition to covering the repercussions of its coverage of Corbyn's Nazi Death Cult , is hot on the trail of the soon-to-be-infamous Putin-Banks-Brexit Connection . According to "documents seen by The Observer ," a Guardian sister publication, Arron Banks, a "Brexit bankroller," allegedly had brunch with the Russian ambassador three times , instead of just once, as he had claimed. He was also allegedly offered a piece of some shady gold deal in exchange for the number of someone on Trump transition team, which for some reason it was otherwise impossible to obtain. Or whatever. It doesn't really matter what happened. The point is, Putin orchestrated the Brexit, presumably as part of his secret plan to destabilize the Atlantic alliance, and then blackmailed Trump into running for president with that "pee-tape" the Democrats paid a former British spook to allege exists .

Paul Krugman of The New York Times concurs. In his latest extremely serious piece of totally respectable grown-up opinionating , he once again calls Trump "a quisling" (he's developed a fondness for this term, which goes over well with New York Times readers) and reiterates that Trump is "a de facto foreign agent" and that "America as we know it is finished." Tragically, according to Krugman, the FBI, CIA, and other Guardians of Western Democracy are utterly powerless to deal with this quisling, and his evil puppet master, Putin, because it turns out the entire Republican Party is "hopelessly, irredeemably corrupt." Yes, it appears the only chance we have to save the world from Trumpzilla, and imminent Putin-Nazi Holocaust, is to elect a buttload of Democrats to office, and eventually an Obama-like Democratic President, so they can launch an all-out thermonuclear war against Russia and North Korea that'll teach these Putin-Nazis to screw around with our trade agreements!

Oh, and also, we need to cancel the Brexit, and do away with all these "populist" movements that Putin has fomented all over Europe. For example, according to billionaire George Soros , the refugee-hating League in Italy is likely another Putin-backed front, part of his scheme to "dominate the West." One can only assume that the AfD, the FPÖ, Rassemblement National, and every other extreme-Right party exploiting people's rage and fear in Europe are parts of Putin's grand conspiracy (except, of course, for the Ukrainian Nazis the Western alliance put into power ). Soros, like billionaire Bruce Wayne before him, tired of waiting for the West to strike back, is taking matters into his own hands. Not only has he been tirelessly laboring to prevent Donald Trump from " destroying the world ," now he's financing "Best for Britain," a campaign to de-brainwash the British people, who, obviously, only voted for Brexit because they'd been brainwashed by the Putin-Nazis.

I could go on and on with this. Have you heard the the one about the Putin-Nazis conspiring with the NRA ? How about the one where Emmanuel Macron, in order to protect the French from "fake news," and division-sowing Putin-Nazi memes, wants the authority to censor the Internet ? Or have you read the column in which David Brooks, without a detectable trace of irony , laments the passing of international relationships "based on friendship, shared values, loyalty, and affection" seriously, he used the word "affection" in reference to the Western alliance, one of the most ruthless, mass-murdering empires in the history of ruthless, mass-murdering empires ? Oh,yeah, and I almost forgot MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is reporting that the North Korea summit was also orchestrated by Putin !

I'm not sure how much more bizarre things can get. This level of bull goose loony paranoia, media-generated mass hysteria, and mindless conformity would be hysterically funny if it weren't so fucking horrifying in terms of what it says about millions of Westerners, who are apparently prepared to believe almost anything the authorities tell them, no matter how nuts. That famous Voltaire quote comes to mind "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities," he wrote. Another, more disturbing way of looking at it is, people willing to believe absurdities, to switch off their critical thinking faculties in order to conform to an official narrative as blatantly ridiculous as the Putin-Nazi narrative, are people who have already surrendered their autonomy, who have traded it for the comfort of the herd. Such people cannot be reasoned with, because there isn't really anyone in there. There is only whatever mindless jabber got injected into their brain that day, the dutiful repetition of which guarantees they remain a "normal" person (who believes what other normal persons believe), and not some sort of "radical" or "extremist."

These people are the people who worry me these "normal" people who, completely calmly, as if what they are saying wasn't batshit crazy, explain how Trump is just like Hitler, and how Putin is trying to take over the world. I sit there and listen and smile at these people, some of whom are friends and colleagues, people who I genuinely like, and who genuinely like me in return, but who, under the right set of circumstances, would stand by and watch me marched into prison, or worse, and not utter a word in protest.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[Jun 20, 2018] The Gray Lady is an old SJW tranny, as far as I can tell

Notable quotes:
"... I subscribed to the NYT for a number of years. After the recent campaign and the current treatment of our President, Donald Trump, I quit. I am stunned at how these old media properties are being purchased and used for political activism on behalf of their owners and advertisers. ..."
"... The Gray Lady is an old SJW tranny, as far as I can tell.. ..."
Jun 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

Anon7 , June 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm GMT

@Flip

I subscribed to the NYT for a number of years. After the recent campaign and the current treatment of our President, Donald Trump, I quit. I am stunned at how these old media properties are being purchased and used for political activism on behalf of their owners and advertisers.

The Gray Lady is an old SJW tranny, as far as I can tell..

[Jun 19, 2018] Study Confirms Most Psychopaths Live in Washington DC by Joe Jarvis

Jun 19, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

by Joe Jarvis via The Daily Bell

Murphy also included the District of Columbia in his research, and found it had a psychopathy level far higher than any other state. But this finding is an outlier, as Murphy notes, as it's an entirely urban area and cannot be fairly compared with larger, more geographically diverse, US states. That said, as Murphy notes, "The presence of psychopaths in District of Columbia is consistent with the conjecture found in Murphy (2016) that psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere."

Surprised? I didn't think so. But still, fun to get some scientific confirmation.

Psychos are drawn to power . It is not just that power corrupts, it is that already corrupt people seek power . Government is the best industry to be in for someone with no morals.

The study is called Psychopathy By State , conducted by Ryan Murphy . He surveyed samples from the lower 48 states and Washington D.C. to find the prevalence of personality traits which correspond to psychopathy.

The personality traits generally corresponding to psychopathy are low neuroticism, high extraversion, low agreeableness, and low conscientiousness.

Of course, D.C. came in first by far. But as he notes, that this is not exactly a fair comparison, as it is a city being compared to entire states. The study finds that urban areas, in general, correspond to more psychopathic personality traits.

Another interesting finding is that a higher concentration of lawyers predicts higher psychopathy prevalence. I kid you not.

So removing D.C. can you guess which states come in the top three? I bet you can.

  1. Connecticut
  2. California
  3. New Jersey

New York ties for the fourth highest concentration of psychopaths among U.S. states. Interestingly, it ties with Wyoming which I would not have expected. But the author notes there was a relatively small sample surveyed from Wyoming.

The least psychopathic states are :

  1. West Virginia
  2. Vermont
  3. Tennessee
  4. North Carolina
  5. New Mexico

And it should not be surprising that the main correlation was that state with the lowest percentage of people living in urban areas also had the lowest concentration of psychopaths.

Perhaps psychopaths need to be around more victims, or constantly switch out their friends and acquaintances as they become wise to their antisocial behaviors. Note that antisocial does not mean loner, it means lacking empathy, remorse, and behaving in a manipulative way that hurts others .

It is possible that psychopaths are more easily recognized and ostracized in smaller communities and rural settings. Since humans could speak, gossip has been a regulator of social behavior . This has its benefits and detriments of course.

But to be clear, the paper is not so much identifying where all the psychopaths live, as much as identifying general population traits which correspond to psychopathy.

This certainly leads to a higher frequency of psychiatrically identifiable true psychopaths. But it also means that a large percentage of the population behaves in a somewhat psychopathic manner.

While a very small percentage of individuals in any given state may actually be true psychopaths, the level of psychopathy present, on average, within an aggregate population (i.e., not simply the low percentages of psychopaths) is a distinct research question. While empirical operationalizations of psychopathy frequently treat it as a binary categorization, the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (Hare 1991) treats it as a spectrum. The operationalization of psychopathy found here is consistent with psychopathy as thought of as a spectrum.

The study concludes:

Areas of the United States that are measured to be most psychopathic are those in the Northeast and other similarly populated regions. The least psychopathic are predominantly rural areas. The District of Columbia is measured to be far more psychopathic than any individual state in the country, a fact that can be readily explained either by its very high population density or by the type of person who may be drawn [to] a literal seat of power (as in Murphy 2016).

Hailing originally from Massachusetts, I can attest to the highest corresponding personality trait being "Temperamental & Uninhibited." Where did you think the term Masshole came from.

If you aren't a psychopath when you enter the state, you soon become one from the traffic alone. And I wonder if just being in such close proximity to people makes it a necessary adaptation to care a little less about how your actions affect others.

There are just too many variables, so you become numb to the plight of others, and just need to get the hell out of this traffic jam before I go insane!

But if you feel held captive among psychopaths, maybe it is time to start on your two-year plan to free yourself.

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[Jun 17, 2018] Impatient Raytheon Declares War On North Korea

Jun 15, 2018 | www.theonion.com

WALTHAM, MA -- Saying that if the U.S. government would not act it was time to take matters into their own hands, defense contractor Raytheon declared war on North Korea, sources confirmed Friday. "Look, the American government has made it abundantly clear with their massive payments and subsidies to the private defense sector that they want to scale up military action on the Korean peninsula, but if they're going to putter around with peace summits, then it's clearly up to Raytheon to lead the charge," said Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy as platoons of Raytheon employees boarded company aircraft armed with its AGM-65 Maverick and High Speed Anti-Radiation missiles, noting that fleets of Raytheon ships carrying private security forces were already speeding across the Pacific toward the North Korean theater.

"For too long, we have put off what would be an excellent use of our armaments. We can only stockpile weapons for so much time before we have to use them, and frankly, we're tired of the empty promises from multiple presidential administrations that we're going to get to unleash our full arsenal on North Korea. If the government can't even declare a simple war, it's clearly time for the private sector to step in. Let's get this show on the goddamn road."

At press time, Raytheon allies Booz Allen Hamilton, Halliburton, and the United Kingdom had announced that they would be sending weapons and ground troops to support Raytheon's invasion of North Korea.

[Jun 17, 2018] The last Covfefe

Jun 17, 2018 | minds.com

Centrists Are Very Concerned That Donald Fucking Trump Isn't Hawkish Enough – Caitlin Johnstone

Caitlin Johnstone managed to beat Onion with this title

[Jun 15, 2018] Creationists and George W Bush: Bush junior is the best argument against intelligent design

Jun 15, 2018 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN ,

There are many other clear traces of evolution (constantly developing antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria being one of the most obvious), but the funniest argument for evolution I know is this: "Bush junior is the best argument against intelligent design: nobody intelligent would ever design that".

[Jun 15, 2018] The future is bright for Neoliberal Democrats.

Jun 15, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

FredGSanford. Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:22 Permalink

The democrats have a large stable of brilliant and formidable possible candidates any of which could lead the party to greatness

Hillary Clinton, Slick Willie, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Mark Zuckerburg, Anthony Weiner, Harvey Weinstein, Robert DeNiro, Oprah, Michelle Hussein Obama, Elizabeth ( Pococahontas)Warren , Madonna, Cher, Bernie Sanders.

All the CNN and MSNBC personalities, Chris Matthews, Bruce Jenner, Colin Kapernic, Gov Jerry moonbeam Brown, and that's just to name a few.

There is an abundance of talent , not to mention character and honesty. The future is bright for [neo]Liberal Democrats.

[Jun 15, 2018] I'm ready

Jun 15, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

vulcanraven Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:28 Permalink

"Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support ...."

We have already SEEN these texts, when the fuck is something actually going to be DONE about it? Or is the 2A the only answer to that question?

secretargentman -> vulcanraven Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:30 Permalink

I'm ready.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7MoXPxA5LM

[Jun 15, 2018] It says it's "reliable" several times, so I guess it must be

Notable quotes:
"... But Lexus and Vovan – they strike again!! – get the OSCE Secretary General to admit it's Kiev that blocking it – more seeing what's in plain sight. ..."
Jun 15, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

TODAY'S LAUGH. (But not actually very funny). "Today the Atlantic Council launched DisinfoPortal.org , an interactive online guide to track the Kremlin's disinformation campaigns abroad". It says it's "reliable" several times, so I guess it must be.

SIGNS OF CHANGE? Bulgarian PM suggests returning to Turkstream . EU official says "Russia-bashing" must stop .

New Italian government wants Russia sanctions ended and Russia into G(7±1) . Trump wants Russia into it too . Nonetheless the G(7-1) communique continues to condemn Russia for its " failure to demonstrate complete implementation of its commitments in the Minsk Agreements ." (I actually asked the Canadian Minister to tell me what the "commitments" were – the word "Russia" doesn't even appear in the agreement – but got no answer.)

But Lexus and Vovan – they strike again!! – get the OSCE Secretary General to admit it's Kiev that blocking it – more seeing what's in plain sight.

[Jun 14, 2018] Yeeeeah right.

Jun 14, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

AsEasyAsPi Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:06 Permalink

Yeeeeah right.

[Jun 13, 2018] The military mind (editorial comment)

Jun 13, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

nightsticker -> Pat Lang , 2 hours ago

Col Lang,

Famous story in the FBI. Young Special Agent selected to drive Mr Hoover from the office to the airport. As the SA opens the door for the Director he overhears a fragment of the Director and SAC's farewell conversation...

".............I am very angry about too many Left turns in this country".

Later in the day, "standing tall" in front of the SAC's desk he explains why a normal 45 minute drive turned into a 3 hour fiasco. Not wishing to anger the Director any further he explained, he plotted a course to the airport which involved only "Right" turns.

[Jun 13, 2018] The trial was postponed because the defendant planed to show up to his own trial

I can't believe in the USA the prosecutor is asking the judge not to let the defendant see the evidence against them .
Jun 13, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

From comments: "Mueller's face looks like he is out on a limb and badly needs to take a restroom break."


are we there yet -> chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:22 Permalink

The trial was postponed because the defendant planed to show up to his own trial. That just sounds wrong.

ebear -> chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:12 Permalink

"In this case it's a euphemism for sleaze."

Oh it's way more than that. That is the kind of language Oliver Wendell Holmes would have used back in the day. It also brings to mind Samuel Clemens. This is a very sharp team indeed.

Ristretto X4 -> stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

*Definition of pettifogger. 1 : a lawyer whose methods are petty, underhanded, or disreputable : shyster. 2 : one given to quibbling over trifles.

So, pretty much every bar member?

OverTheHedge -> apocalypticbrother Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:48 Permalink

To quote the immortal Derek and Clive:

"Laugh? I nearly shat!"

...and that is all the comment necessary on tnis.

The Man from Uncle -> y3maxx Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:59 Permalink

Mule-er basically drew to an inside straight, and got busted. The Russkies called his bluff, and his hand is 7-8-10-Jack-four. Sorry, Ereberto, no nine, just a "nein." Discovery is a bitch! I suspect that further developments are going to be highly entertaining. Judge: "can we see your evidence of wrongdoing." Mule-er: "That's highly classified."

IOW, "We got nuthin'."

platyops -> stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:55 Permalink

In its earliest English uses, "pettifogger" was two separate words: "pettie fogger." "Pettie" was a variant spelling of "petty," a reasonable inclusion in a word for someone who is disreputable and small-minded.

That is Meuller!

Keep Stacking

Versengetorix -> stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:06 Permalink

Actually this is the third time a Federal Judge has used the term against the Mueller team. It's accurate and it is beginning to stick.

ironmace -> stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:28 Permalink

pettifog:

  1. to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.
  2. to carry on a petty, shifty, or unethical law business.
  3. to practice chicanery of any sort.

I had to look it up.

archaic: to practice legal deception.

good word.

Gaius Frakkin' -> Zip_the_Zap Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

Maybe if Mueller resigned and spent some time away from DC to travel the country he'd realize the division in America is real and not a Russian ploy.

He's either incompetent for not knowing or a complete shill for pushing a narrative he knows is false. Pick one.

nidaar -> Gaius Frakkin' Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:30 Permalink

"After indicted Russians actually show up in court"

Puhahahaha

No one could see that comin' right Mueller?

Shift For Brains -> BarkingCat Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:25 Permalink

Who would have believed decent Americans would ever applaud Russians kicking the shit out of federal law enforcement? Do I hear "The World Turned Upside Down" in the distance? Should Mueller change his name to Cornwallis?

aelfheld -> Gaius Frakkin' Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:37 Permalink

Why can't he be a complete, incompetent, shill?

i poop pink ic -> Gaius Frakkin' Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:52 Permalink

How about "corrupt" shill? Remember, Mueller headed the FBI before and after the 9/11 attacks. Did Mueller's FBI investigate? No; they covered up for 9/11 perpetrators. Thanks a lot Mueller.

I Am Jack's Ma -> Bastiat Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

but what's the crime?

political speech? conspiring to engage in political speech?

clickbait ads on the internet?

Being Russian?

Being against Hillary Clinton?

I'm waiting for someone to explain what the alleged actual crime is - and why Mueller isn't prosecuting the 1st Amendment?

jin187 -> Bastiat Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:56 Permalink

If I were the judge, I would refuse any motion Mueller makes to avoid releasing evidence, and if he doesn't do it within a matter of hours, his entire staff would be getting perp walked for contempt. Let Mueller manage his investigation from a prison cell, like some drug kingpin.

shortonoil -> jin187 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:59 Permalink

The US government has already wasted $200 million on this stupid "pettifoggery". Some one, any one, put an end to this ridiculous dog and pony show. Mueller, and the Justice Dept. are now the laughing stock of the world. We need to save a little face, and have this SOB shot for the good of the nation. This Prick doesn't give two shits for the American people, or the nation that he is paid to serve.

The_Dude -> I Am Jack's Ma Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:14 Permalink

These guys were likely just pushing click-bait on Facebook. And since it is election season, it is easy for them to riff off the candidates.

Mueller giving it any legitimacy shows he is either out of touch with how the internet works or has his own special case of Trump derangement syndrome.

Rufus Temblor -> MoreFreedom Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:27 Permalink

If producing propaganda to change the outcome of an election is a crime, then the entire democrat party should be put in jail.

ChargingHandle -> I Am Jack's Ma Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:49 Permalink

Accuse others for which you are guilty is in the dnc handbook. The only illegal activity involved the DNC, team Hillary, and operatives in the FBI, CIA, DOJ, and the IRS.

Unknown User -> I Am Jack's Ma Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:28 Permalink

Apparently Mueller has a novel legal theory that Russians are not protected under the 1st Amendment in US.

are we there yet -> gmrpeabody Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:19 Permalink

Mueller's face looks like he is out on a limb and badly needs to take a restroom break.

Rufus Temblor -> vato poco Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:24 Permalink

This indictment is a total fujkin joke. In Mueller's world he can charge you with a crime but refuse to show the evidence. Proves that he has no interest in serving justice. His goals are to defame and bankrupt enemies of the deep swamp.

[Jun 13, 2018] Save on past CIA directors at Amazon.com. You can buy anyone in government

Notable quotes:
"... It's the truth. You can buy anyone in government, even the dead ones. ..."
Jun 13, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Originally from: Mueller Scrambles To Limit Evidence After Indicted Russians Actually Show Up In Court Zero Hedge


are we there yet -> chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:09 Permalink

Kangaroo...Mueller...Kangaroo...
Kangaroo Mueller is a good nickname....surprised Trump has not used it.

Last of the Mi -> chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:27 Permalink

It's all fun and games until the defense show up with a shit ton of lawyers too.

Thin soup is what Mueller has. Thin soup. You would think that with the idea of being compared to Benedict Arnold, Him, Clapper, Comey, Clinton, Brennan and all the rest would take pause. Swamp doesn't even begin to describe those shitbags sucking up our free American air every day.

PS. A note of interest, when I was somehow accidentally using Googlet to look up past CIA directors, the first line was "Save on past CIA directors" at Amazon.com.

Shit, you have to fucking love America!

Shift For Brains -> Last of the Mi Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:31 Permalink

It's the truth. You can buy anyone in government, even the dead ones.

[Jun 12, 2018] The Trump doctrine: 'the more you screw them the better they like it'!

Jun 12, 2018 | www.unz.com

Trump knows his prostrate allies. He moralizes: 'the more you screw them the better they like it'!

That's the Trump doctrine. And its not only his personal views: the stock market loves it; the Silicon billionaires and the manufacturers are cashing in on protection at home and free markets overseas

[Jun 11, 2018] A fresh view on organized crime: "The government and us are cut from the same cloth." Sam Giancana, former Chicago crime boss

Jun 11, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

@31....Adelson, casino mogul. Once the abode of the Mafia. Now not much different than them. One in the same. "The government and us are cut from the same cloth." Sam Giancana, former Chicago crime boss.

Posted by: Jose Garcia | Jun 10, 2018 3:06:49 AM | 61

[Jun 11, 2018] Poland Wants An American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!

Jun 11, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

imo | Jun 11, 2018 9:53:39 AM | 25

"Poland Wants An American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!" (ZH)

I think that was tried in 1939. Only caused a little WW2. Might just work this time round?

[Jun 10, 2018] The only theory that is missing in Melania illness coverage

Jun 10, 2018 | www.americanthinker.com

The only theory missing is that Mrs. Trump was secretly in Russia, meeting with Vladimir Putin, planning how to steal the 2018 midterm elections for Republicans.

[Jun 10, 2018] Ivanka Jared Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Jun 10, 2018 | www.youtube.com

Third_Eye_of_The_Slav , 7 months ago

Ivanka's ability to give a speech and simultaneously say nothing is comparable to my ability to get an A on a paper that I bullshitted my way through completely

[Jun 10, 2018] Samantha Bee -- Ivanka Trump certainly is a feckless cnt

Jun 10, 2018 | www.youtube.com

Mike smith , 4 days ago

a little harsh, but dead on the money

[Jun 10, 2018] One reason to vote for Trump in 2020

Jun 10, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Dickweed Wang -> FireBrander Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:37 Permalink

Trump also showed up late to a gender-focused breakfast meeting , . . . I'll vote for Trump in 2020 just because of this

[Jun 06, 2018] Neoliberals? Never thought they can dominate the US government

Jun 06, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

BarkerT , 3 Jun 2018 17:51

I knew this government contained idiots, ne'er do wells, compulsive liars, misfits, childish imbeciles, ego maniacs, sociopaths, psychopaths, bigots, rorters, drunks, fascists, intransigents, ideologs, religious nutters, dullards, dunces, dickheads, shonks, spivs, lairs, carpetbaggers, rent seekers, lobbyists, conmen, urgers, scammers, ratbags and people unable to get work in any other field of endeavour....but Neoliberals?

Well, I never!

[Jun 03, 2018] "Arrested Development" as Allegory for US Political Institutions by Sam Husseini

Jun 01, 2018 | www.counterpunch.org

Stephen Walt‏, professor of international relations at Harvard, several years ago remarked that "Arrested Development" is both a "great show and a terrific description of U.S. political institutions."

Recent events involving the actors perhaps illustrate the limits of parody: A show about the people with no self awareness hardly precludes such behavior among at least the male real-life actors .

Indeed, while U.S. media seems increasingly drenched in satire, genuine improvement in the society seems tragically rare and slow. So, to the extent that the Bluth family is an allegory for twisted U.S. political institutions, perhaps a straightforward analysis would be of benefit. Walt didn't elaborate on his analogy, so I have endeavored to connect the characters to their appropriate institutions:

George represents the presidency. His very name is presidential. He's prone to criminal activity, but at times attempts to maintain plausible deniability by using his twin brother, Oscar.

Lucille is the nominal vice president, but, as is often the case in U.S. administrations, is the actual cold, calculating power behind the throne. In seeming contrast to the actress Jessica Walter depicting her, Lucille hatches insidious plots that she strong-arms the president and others to carry out, like buying land to build The Wall on the border with Mexico. She has an affinity for criminality on the high seas, perhaps stemming from the VP living at the Naval Observatory.

Buster literally joined the army. He does the dirty work. He's -- big stereotype here -- not too bright. He has an affinity for robotization, at times killing with drones and himself has a mechanical arm.

Tobias represents the NSA. While he's a never nude, he can use his cat-like agility to spy and move stealthily around a home. Or, after he says "I blue myself" -- is capable of surveilling on the go. His photography of his own body parts was seemingly mistaken as evidence of Iraqi WMDs.

Gob (or G.O.B) is the C.I.A., frequently dispatched by the president to execute covert ops. With his "illusions" is capable of cluelessly killing innocents. He teams up with the Buster army in the Sword of Destiny and the Tobias NSA in Gobias Industries. He's continuously trying to cover up his various shameful actions, including from himself, by popping Forget-Me-Nows. He's guilty of spawning blowback, such as giving the seal that bit off Buster's arm the taste for mammal blood.

Michael is the State Department. He gets sent to Iraq with Buster and Gob. He had often been seen as more sane, the adult in the room, but ultimately has been shown to be as twisted as the rest of the family -- foreshadowing the current unfortunate trajectory of the institution he represents.

Lindsay is the non-profit sector, perpetually putting on ridiculous fundraisers and staging particularly pointless protests -- all the while eager to sell out, intentionally or not.

George Michael is Silicon Valley and its connection to academia. While ostensibly pursuing an education, he focuses on projects like his anti-social software Faceblock.

Maeby of course is Hollywood -- she worked at a studio. While her parents Tobias and Lindsay are inept, she's a skilled con artist. But she does have incredible lapses, displaying incredible ignorance of basic religious knowledge and simple mathematics. She was last seen eyeing more money in Silicon Valley as part of her varied incestuous relationship with her cousin George Michael.

Ann Veal ("Egg") represents the politically organized right-wing mega churches: Opulent in their wealth, banal in their persona, shallow in their beliefs, hypocritical in their conduct -- yet with seemingly functioning family structures.

Lucille 2 : Is the donor class, perpetually funding and in bed with one Bluth or another.

[Jun 01, 2018] Google Abandons Pentagon's AI-Drone 'Project Maven' After Employee Revolt

Notable quotes:
"... Remember "don't be evil"? Neither do they. ..."
Jun 01, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

toady -> greenskeeper carl Fri, 06/01/2018 - 18:50 Permalink

Remember "don't be evil"? Neither do they.

SILVERGEDDON -> vato poco Fri, 06/01/2018 - 20:46 Permalink

The whiney employees will become drone targets. The project will continue, for the good of the Peeples.

We have always been at war with Eurasia.

HRClinton -> Colonel Klinks Ghost Fri, 06/01/2018 - 19:04 Permalink

LOL, that's a convenient list of 4,000 revolting* people to be laid off soon.

* not to be confused with Deplorable people. ;-)

[May 30, 2018] Mohawked Rex Tillerson Warns US Democracy Threatened By Plutocratic Fascist Pigs Fucking Over The Working Man

May 30, 2018 | politics.theonion.com

WASHINGTON -- Challenging American citizens to band together, rise up, and break out of their "mind prisons," mohawked former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Thursday warned that U.S. democracy was being threatened by plutocratic fascist pigs fucking over the working man. "These totalitarian autocrats are coming to fuck you, man," said Tillerson, pausing briefly to strike a match off his teeth, light a hand-rolled cigarette, and mutter that the goddamn fat cats love seeing all us hamsters spin in our little wheels to power their trip.

"You all need to stop being fucking sheep and see the world for what it is, man. It's past fucking time we went out and dragged these corporatist parasites kicking and screaming through the streets -- and if anybody disagrees, I've got two middle fingers for them right here."

Tillerson responded to a follow-up question concerning his relationship with Donald Trump by saying "here's how I feel about that piece of shit," flipping over the lectern, and kicking Breitbart correspondent Charlie Spiering in the crotch.

[May 30, 2018] I want to know what the FBI is doing about all the guys with suspicious names playing hockey for the Washington Capitals

May 30, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

SWRichmond -> ebworthen Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:37 Permalink

I want to know what the FBI is doing about all the guys with suspicious names playing hockey for the Washington Capitals: Orlov, Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Burakovsky...my God, man, they're playing for the CAPITALS in Washington DC!!

Holy fuck, do something! I heard a rumour that one of them was in a San Francisco bathhouse at the same time as Adam Schiff! Or was it sitting in the next booth at a McDonald's?

[May 26, 2018] The FBI Wasn't Spying On Trump, It Was "Benign Information Gathering"

May 26, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

hedgeless_horseman Fri, 05/25/2018 - 13:46 Permalink

The FBI Wasn't Spying On Trump, It Was "Benign Information Gathering"

Vietnam wasn't a war, it was "a police action"

Our politicians and judges don't accept bribes, they "receive campaign contributions"

Waterboarding isn't torture, it is "enhanced interrogation"

Our Al-Qaeda fighters we arm and train in Syria aren't terrorists, they are "moderate rebels"

Affirmative action isn't racist, it is "embracing diversity"

Israeli soldiers aren't shooting unarmed protesters, they are "defending Israel from terrorist attacks"

Social Security isn't a Ponzi scheme, it is "old age survivors and disability insurance"

Abortion isn't killing an unborn baby, it is "a woman's choice"

Saudi Arabia isn't a barbaric kingdom, it is "the leader of the UN Human Rights Council"

Representative Kevin Brady isn't a prostitute for the banks, he is "a proven conservative"

Afghanistan isn't the longest war in American history, it is "Operation Enduring Freedom"

The NSA isn't violating the Fourth Amendment, it is "Defending our Nation. Securing the Future."

The National Firearms Act doesn't infringe on our right to bear arms, it is "a statutory excise tax on the manufacture and transfer of certain firearms"

Possessing nuclear weapons while sanctioning North Korea for the same is not hypocritical, it is "exceptional"

Seth Rich wasn't murdered for leaking Podesta's emails to Wikileaks, he was "fatally shot in a botched robbery"

And finally...

2+2 is not 4, "2+2 is 5"

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-07/second-zh-symposium-and-live-

[May 25, 2018] Democracy as a hologram generated by neoliberal state machine by C.J. Hopkins

Democracy s a hologram -- interesting concept ;-)
May 25, 2018 | www.unz.com

One of the most complicated and frustrating aspects of operating a global capitalist empire is maintaining the fiction that it doesn't exist. Virtually every action you take has to be carefully recontextualized or otherwise spun for public consumption. Every time you want to bomb or invade some country to further your interests, you have to mount a whole PR campaign. You can't even appoint a sadistic torture freak to run your own coup-fomenting agency, or shoot a few thousand unarmed people you've imprisoned in a de facto ghetto, without having to do a big song and dance about "defending democracy" and "democratic values."

Naked despotism is so much simpler, not to mention more emotionally gratifying. Ruling an empire as a godlike dictator means never having to say you're sorry. You can torture and kill anyone you want, and conquer and exploit whichever countries you want, without having to explain yourself to anyone. Also, you get to have your humongous likeness muraled onto the walls of buildings, make people swear allegiance to you, and all that other cool dictator stuff.

Global capitalists do not have this luxury. Generating the simulation of democracy that most Western consumers desperately need in order to be able to pretend to believe that they are not just smoothly-functioning cogs in the machinery of a murderous global empire managed by a class of obscenely wealthy and powerful international elites to whom their lives mean exactly nothing, although extremely expensive and time-consuming, is essential to maintaining their monopoly on power. Having conditioned most Westerners into believing they are "free," and not just glorified peasants with gadgets, the global capitalist ruling classes have no choice but to keep up this fiction. Without it, their empire would fall apart at the seams.

... ... ...

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[May 24, 2018] A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table

May 24, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

Skip Scott , May 21, 2018 at 7:15 am

Citizen One-

Great post. It reminded me of a joke I saw the other day:

"A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the Tea Partier and says, "look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie."

[May 24, 2018] Humanism of neoliberalism

May 24, 2018 | www.fnlondon.com

"An audience with Ian Bremmer: 'Populism is going to get worse" [ Financial News ].

Bremer: "Humanity has given us absolutely no reason to believe that if we are heading into an environment where large numbers of people are economically expendable, we will do anything but treat them that way."

[May 24, 2018] And don't forget Stngr, Russia also hacked the Russian election for Putin to get in when really an small time farmer somewhere out in Siberia should have won

Putin really has supernatural abilities in hacking elections, kind of election-hacking God ;-)
May 24, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

Strngr - Tgthr , May 19, 2018 at 2:12 am

...1] Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta (100% certainty) 17 intelligence agencies Obama and Hillary said so. This will all become clear when we an finally bring Julian Assange to justice. (just wait)

2] Russia hacked Brexit:

Russian bid to influence Brexit vote detailed in new US Senate report
h**ps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/10/russian-influence-brexit-vote-detailed-us-senate-report

3] Russia hacked France:

U.S. increasingly convinced that Russia hacked French election
h**ps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-election-russia/u-s-increasingly-convinced-that-russia-hacked-french-election-sources-idUSKBN1852KO

4] Russia hacked Italy:

Russia Blamed For Italian Election Outcome
h**p://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/march/06/russia-blamed-for-italian-election-outcome/

5] Russia hacked Spain:

Spain sees Russian interference in Catalonia separatist vote
h**ps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-politics-catalonia-russia/spain-sees-russian-interference-in-catalonia-separatist-vote-idUSKBN1DD20Y

6] Russia hacked Germany:

The impact of Russian interference on Germany's 2017 elections
h**ps://www.brookings.edu/testimonies/the-impact-of-russian-interference-on-germanys-2017-elections/

7] Russia hacked Holland:

RUSSIA HACKING DUTCH ELECTION A WARM-UP FOR GERMANY, FRANCE INTERFERENCE
h**ps://nltimes.nl/2017/03/10/russia-hacking-dutch-election-warm-germany-france-interference-report

8] Russia hacked Norway:

Russia Hacked Norway Like US? Cyberattack Similar To Trump Election In 2016
h**p://www.ibtimes.com/russia-hacked-norway-us-cyberattack-similar-trump-election-2016-2485956

9] Russia hacked Sweden:

Sweden PM 'can't rule out' Russian interference in Swedish elections
h**ps://www.thelocal.se/20170109/sweden-pm-cant-rule-out-russian-interference-in-swedish-elections

10] Russia hacked Scotland:

Russia meddled in Scottish independence referendum to aid SNP, claims security expert
h**ps://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/754332/russia-spies-scotland-independence-referendum-aid-snp-claims-security-expert

... ... ...

john wilson , May 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

And don't forget Stngr, Russia also hacked the Russian election for Putin to get in when really an small time farmer somewhere out in Siberia should have won.

David A Hart , May 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm

I blame Putin. For everything.

[May 22, 2018] There is an old saying that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged, and a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. I guess a civil libertarian is a national security hawk that's been spied on.

May 22, 2018 | www.unz.com

TG , May 22, 2018 at 10:34 pm GMT

You know it's funny, all those 'conservatives' screaming that Edward Snowden is a traitor, that we should trust the US government to spy on us in secret because national security demands it, etc. Because only bad people have something to hide, right?

And now we begin to see exactly what it means when the central government can essentially spy on anyone for any reason not so wonderful after all, is it?

There is an old saying that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged, and a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. I guess a civil libertarian is a national security hawk that's been spied on.

[May 20, 2018] Trump Renegotiates Iran Deal!

May 20, 2018 | www.veteranstoday.com

The signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, announced yesterday that they have found a way to "fix" the deal to make it acceptable to US president Donald Trump.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif explained: "After lengthy Twitter discussions with the White House, we learned that Trump had only one real objection to the deal: Obama got credit for it, not him. So we decided to keep the deal intact, including the acronym, but change the name to honor Trump. From now on, instead of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA will stand for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Asshole."

[May 18, 2018] MAGA = Mueller Ain't Going Away

This cat fight between two factions of the US elite is not even that funny anymore...
May 18, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Insurrector -> yaright Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:27 Permalink

MAGA = Mueller Ain't Going Away

[May 14, 2018] Logic and Trump administration actions on Iran

May 14, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

anti_republocrat | May 12, 2018 7:51:38 PM | 135

It has always amazed me how from the start of all this Iranian nuke stuff, US officials have alleged that Iran has facilities the IAEA doesn't know about.

If the US knows of such facilities, presumably they know where the facilities are and could inform the IAEA, which would demand inspections.

If the US does not know where they are, it's impossible to take them out with airstrikes.

The only way to eliminate them would be by invading and searching every square meter of Iran, but we say we don't want to put "boots on the ground."

We only want to bomb. Totally illogical.

[May 14, 2018] This just in from Rachel Maddow

May 14, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

GW | May 12, 2018 8:06:45 PM | 137

This just in from Rachel Maddow:

"Confidential sources within the U.S. government have confirmed a report that Iran has viagra fueled rape camps populated by Kuwaiti incubator babies who are chained to test tubes where they make weapons of mass destruction (to Iraqi specifications) that will soon be shipped to the Gulf of Tonkin on a replica of the U.S.S. Liberty before being flown back to Syria on highjacked airliners by jihadi flight school dropouts so Assad can gas his own people while Putin watches."

"You won't get this story anywhere else" - said Rachel while twitching just a bit.

Meanwhile in an interview on CNN Madeline Albright lamented that her only career regret is that she "wasn't able to kill more Iraqi children" - explaining - "we think it would have been worth it."

[May 04, 2018] Attention Hookers: Special Counsel urgently needs your stories. We pay top dollar.

May 04, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

XXX -> IntercoursetheEU Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:43 Permalink

Attention Hookers : Special Counsel urgently needs your stories. We pay top dollar. Big tits, role-play, and lying required. Television experience preferred. No drug screening. No background check. Transportation included.

Call 1-800-George-Soros or contact the Law Offices of Wray, Mueller, and Rosenstein, LLC.

[May 02, 2018] I like that new name for FOX News: "Trump TV".

May 02, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Willy2 | May 1, 2018 7:54:44 PM | 83

- And here in the US the warmongering has gone into overdrive. Two videos from "Newshounds":

http://www.newshounds.us/warmongering_iran_fox_news_pushes_nobel_peace_prize_for_trump_maybe_two_050118

(Donald Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize ?? OMG !! Obama didn't deserve the Peace Prize either)


http://www.newshounds.us/iraqi_yellowcake_again_fox_news_pushes_trump_withdraw_iranian_nuclear_deal_050118

- I like that new name for FOX News: "Trump TV".

[Apr 30, 2018] While this is biting sarcasm Netanyahu and Bolton really are arrogant enough to try it

Apr 30, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

We hear that the documents he is said to present were compiled by one Christopher Steele and assembled with the help of one Sergej Skripal and his MI6 handler [redacted]. They will show that Iran attempts to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger .

This new comedy stunt by Netanyahoo is tightly coordinated with the Trump administration.

Ghost Ship , Apr 30, 2018 2:19:08 PM | 19

We hear that the documents he is said to present were compiled by one Christopher Steele and assembled with the help of one Sergej Skripal and his MI6 handler [redacted]. They will show that Iran attempts to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger.

I think b was being sarcastic although Netanyahu and Bolton really are dumb and arrogant enough to try it.

Sid2 , Apr 30, 2018 2:40:25 PM | 28
@b and 19: please clarify re Steele and Skripal reference re Net's "documents"

[Apr 25, 2018] She obviously learned from the best.

Apr 25, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Ex-Clinton 'Ethics' Aide Resigns After Taped Tirade At Cops You May Shut The Fk Up! Zero Hedge

NoDebt -> J S Bach Wed, 04/25/2018 - 18:30 Permalink

She obviously learned from the best.

[Apr 25, 2018] Trump shouda put that McMahon wrestling lady in the propaganda department, shes pretty good at convincing 50 year old adults that wrestling is real.

Apr 25, 2018 | www.unz.com

redmudhooch says: April 26, 2018 at 1:12 am GMT 100 Words

Trump shouda put that McMahon wrestling lady in the propaganda department, shes pretty good at convincing 50 year old adults that wrestling is real.

Americans just aren't buying what these idiots are trying to sell us with these chemical attacks by the brutal dicktaters.

I'm honestly confused by the stupidity lately, either Trump is a genius or he is the dumbest person on the planet.

The totally insane actions of these morons lately is waking people up in massive numbers, is he doing it intentionally? Like a call for help or something? Trying to show us who is really behind all this this crap? (Israel)

Because if he isn't, thats exactly what its doing.

[Apr 23, 2018] Sentence First, Verdict After

See BBC interview . One really good sarcasm from Lavrov. Sergey Lavrov comperating UK beahviour with the famous Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland episode in order to describe the new western 'weird logic' of 'Sentence First, Verdict After' has to be watched repeatedly by all...what a masterful HardTalk show...exposing the new bench mark in western international discourse.
Sergey Lavrov: No, I said "highly likely" as a new invention of the British diplomacy to describe why they punish people – because these people are highly likely guilty, like in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - when he described a trial. And when they discovered that the jury could be engaged, then the King said "Let's ask the jury" and the Queen shouted "No jury! Sentence first – verdict afterwards." That's the logic of "highly likely".
Question: Have you got one shred, shred of evidence to suggest British intelligence tried to kill Sergei Skripal?
Sergey Lavrov: There is an old Roman criteria "who is to benefit". The UK is grossly benefiting from the provocations both in Syria and in the United Kingdom itself.
Sergey Lavrov: That's a problem. First, the A-234 agent in highly pure form in high concentration is already raising suspicions.
Question: It came from Russia. In the former Soviet Union, you invented that.
Sergey Lavrov: Stephen, you are not factual. You may be hard talking, but you are not listening. This chemical substance indeed was invented in the Soviet Union, then one the inventors fled to the United States and made the formula public. And if you want to check before raising the issue, please do so, the United States patented this formula; and it was formally taken by United States special services or the army, I don't remember. But A-234 is a very light, I mean, it seriously damages a person, kills him of her, but it evaporates very fast; and the sample taken two weeks after the event cannot, according to our scientists, contain very high concentration.
Notable quotes:
"... 'No, no!' said the Queen. 'Sentence first -- verdict afterwards.' ..."
Apr 23, 2018 | adelaide.edu.au

'No, no!' said the Queen. 'Sentence first -- verdict afterwards.'

'Stuff and nonsense!' said Alice loudly. 'The idea of having the sentence first!'

'Hold your tongue!' said the Queen, turning purple.

'I won't!' said Alice.

'Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.

'Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) 'You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

[Apr 22, 2018] Trump is pure schadenfreude

Notable quotes:
"... give the Orange One some credit: he was a wrecking ball to the stagnant, hideous Clinton and Bush dynasties. He has also driven the DC establishment and media insane. Pure schadenfreude. ..."
Apr 22, 2018 | www.unz.com

SunBakedSuburb , April 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm GMT

" Russia and China have adult leadership."

They are also non-democratic, authoritarian regimes.

"By contrast, Trump is a loon, ignorant of practically everything, mentally chaotic, and easily modified."

That's all true, especially the last bit. But give the Orange One some credit: he was a wrecking ball to the stagnant, hideous Clinton and Bush dynasties. He has also driven the DC establishment and media insane. Pure schadenfreude.

[Apr 20, 2018] That is why Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Alistair Campbell fought so hard to oppose invasion of Iraq. I feel terrible for them

Apr 20, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

ID3052003 , 13 Apr 2018 14:11

"Trump is a congenital liar who is devoid of empathy, a narcissist with a nihilist's view of the world. These are not mere character defects; they have a bearing on the decisions the de facto leader of any action in Syria would take. Among the reasons I opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq was my fundamental distrust of George W Bush and his circle, especially on the matter of motive. "

That is why Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Alistair Campbell fought so hard to oppose invasion of Iraq. In the end they had to resort an academic paper to do it. I feel terrible for them.

[Apr 19, 2018] You forgot the man of exemplary truthfulness: Colin Powell with his vial at the UN. That became a meme.

Notable quotes:
"... You forgot the man of exemplary truthfulness: Colin Powell with his vial at the UN. That became a meme. ..."
Apr 19, 2018 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , April 19, 2018 at 1:25 am GMT

Why are many commenters so excited? Everything is appropriate: fake missile strike in response to fake chemical weapons use.
AnonFromTN , April 19, 2018 at 1:31 am GMT
@FB

You forgot the man of exemplary truthfulness: Colin Powell with his vial at the UN. That became a meme.

[Apr 19, 2018] Trump is a typical business tycoon: a clueless moron. Pence is just a weasel

Apr 19, 2018 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , April 19, 2018 at 3:09 am GMT

@anon

Trump is a typical business tycoon: a clueless moron. Pence is just a weasel. Weasels are carnivores, but small ones: sometimes they eat, sometimes they get eaten. I hope Pence gets eaten.

[Apr 19, 2018] New Trump reality show: A fake response to a fake gas attack with fake WMDs

Apr 19, 2018 | www.unz.com

m.a. kaiser , April 18, 2018 at 9:20 pm GMT

Trust a reality show star to do this one right, LOL. All theatrics, nothing concrete in the whole situation. Just a lot of American fireworks.

[Apr 19, 2018] You can't make it up: Oklahoma congressman Steve Russell told the C Span Washington Journal audience this morning that there was "no danger from a chemical plume" after missiles struck Syrian chemical plants "because the attack was designed to burn up" the fumes.

This even better then Onion
Apr 19, 2018 | www.unz.com

SolontoCroesus , April 19, 2018 at 12:58 am GMT

@Zogby

In response to a caller's concern, Oklahoma congressman Steve Russell told the C Span Washington Journal audience this morning that there was "no danger from a chemical plume" after missiles struck Syrian chemical plants "because the attack was designed to burn up" the fumes.

Russell explained that while "Nazis used chemicals in the holocaust." and Russians deliberately target hospitals and schools with barrel bombs, "no other nation takes as much care to prevent harm to civilians" as the USA.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?444201-5/washington-journal-representative-steve-russell-r-ok-discusses-congress-role-syria-conflict

Except maybe Fallujah.
And Vietnam.
Little bit in North Korea.
Some slip-ups over Hiroshima & Nagasaki.

[Apr 18, 2018] Catch 22 in Douma false flag

Apr 18, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Anon | Apr 18, 2018 4:10:40 AM | 103

So what will happen now?

... ... ...

[Apr 18, 2018] A small problem with Saudi Prince promise to send troops in Syria: approximately 70% of Saudi troops would defect to ISIS in no time!

Apr 18, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tom | Apr 17, 2018 11:48:43 PM | 151

#111 and #144. Saud Arabia already have "troops" in Syria, Jaysh al-Islam and the rest of their inbred motley crew. That's the problem. If that happens, poor Kurds, stuck between rock and a hard place. My bet is that 70% of Saudi troops would defect to ISIS in no time!

[Apr 18, 2018] British government humor: what take us in Salisbury million of pound and several months Russians can do in Douma in one day

Apr 18, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Posted by: Tom | Apr 17, 2018 11:35:38 PM | 14 8

I saw an interesting tweet over at Charles Shoebridge. " To be clear, I don't dispute that as UK govt says cleaning up nerve agent may 'cost millions and take months'. But I do dispute that the same UK govt and media saying this can also with any consistency then suggest Russia has cleaned up Douma in just a few days. Jihadists claim that sarin was used as well as chlorine.

[Apr 16, 2018] Why democratic party is better then Republican in the USA

Apr 16, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

"The Democratic Party is better than the Republican Party in the way that manslaughter is slightly better than murder: It might seem like a lesser crime, but the victim can't really tell the difference." -- Michael Harriot

[Apr 16, 2018] Pentagon goes full stupid on Russiagate

2,000% increase of Russian trolls? Did this information come from Hamilton 68?
Apr 16, 2018 | caucus99percent.com
gjohnsit on Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:25pm

There's been a whole lot of stupid put out about ScaryRussia in the last two years, but the Pentagon managed to find a new level of stupid today that I didn't know existed.

You know how they say that 97.3% of all statistics are made up?

This is one of them.

"I think there's a basic reality check you can do on most statistical claims," Tim Hartford, host of statistics podcast More or Less, told Vice. "You can just ask: Does that sound reasonable? ... OK, so first, if you've been given a number, just ask: compared to what? ... The second thing is -- what does the statistic actually refer to?"

2,000% 2,000,000%

The numbers are as meaningless as Pentagon body counts in Vietnam.

[Apr 16, 2018] Paul Craig Roberts Has One Awkward Question For Washington Warmongers: if sites attacked store poison gasses why they were not released and everybody around killed

Notable quotes:
"... American tomahawks missiles are equipped with 'special' molecular compounds imbedded in the warheads so that when they hit chemical weapons factories it produces & releases an intoxicating floral bouquet like Chanel number 5, Old Spice, or Irish Spring soap... ..."
Apr 16, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

prymythirdeye -> BennyBoy Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:10 Permalink

Pentagon Says Syria Strikes Hit 'Heart' of Chemical Weapons Program

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/world/middleeast/syria-airstrikes-an

"Warplanes and ships from the United States, Britain and France launched more than 100 missiles at three chemical weapons storage and research facilities..." ...

DillyDilly -> BennyBoy Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:54 Permalink

American tomahawks missiles are equipped with 'special' molecular compounds imbedded in the warheads so that when they hit chemical weapons factories it produces & releases an intoxicating floral bouquet like Chanel number 5, Old Spice, or Irish Spring soap...

The Syrians then jump up and start doing Irish jigs and proclaim "Manly yes ~ But I like it too"!

chunga -> Pearson365 Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:38 Permalink

And everybody know US weapons are so smart they keep those components separated when they explode.

kbohip Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:52 Permalink

That dastardly Assad obviously knew his chemical weapons facilities would be attacked so he had all of his chlorine gas moved and added to his personal swimming pool. Damn the water looks great now but don't go for a swim for at least a few days.

[Apr 15, 2018] A nice justification of attack on Syria -- vital national interest (read the urgent need to hide sexual escapades of POTUS)

The attack can be called "Operation Stormy Daniels" Rome had bread and circuses. We've got crumbs, tweets, and Tomahawk missiles with direct TV coverage. Monica probably is crying for the day on old glory in Clinton Whitehouse ;-)
In other words: "Candidate Trump is dead. Long live President Trump" ~The Neocons. Notable quotes:
"... I think I will walk over to my neighbour and de declare his house and car and wife a "vital national interest" and see what happens..... ..."
Apr 15, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org
VW Nerd Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:48 Permalink

I love the smell of unprovoked missile attacks and sanctions in the morning. Reminds me of........desperation.

mali , Apr 15, 2018 1:27:05 PM | 36

I think I will walk over to my neighbour and de declare his house and car and wife a "vital national interest" and see what happens.....

Posted by: Den Lille Abe | Apr 15, 2018 11:47:26 AM | 15
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LOL

D.T.Barnum rphb Sun, 04/15/2018 - 16:53 Permalink

The psychological abuse of the Trump Regime, gas(lighting) the population every morning from his 24k golden toilet.

It's trauma based mind control. The CIA is probably tweeting for him.

[Apr 12, 2018] Trump is not playing four-dimensional chess, he's losing at tic-tac-toe. It's not genius, it's dementia..

Monica Lewinsky redux ? Trump is not right any more than a man who pulls the trigger once in a game of Russian Roulette and gets away with it was "right".
Notable quotes:
"... Taunting the Russians via Twitter? It's not genius, it's dementia. ..."
Apr 12, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com
BradleyKSherman, 14 hours ago
Trump's only goal is to keep his name in the headlines. He's not playing four-dimensional chess, he's losing at tic-tac-toe.

Taunting the Russians via Twitter? It's not genius, it's dementia.

[Apr 10, 2018] Trump orders cruise missile strike against one of 3,297 factions fighting in Syria

Apr 10, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Don Bacon | Apr 10, 2018 9:03:38 PM | 63

from The Duffel Blog...
Trump orders cruise missile strike against one of 3,297 factions fighting in Syria

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump ordered a Tomahawk cruise military strike against one of the 3,297 factions currently fighting in the Syrian civil war, sources confirmed today.

Just days after the Syrian government, one of the thousands of rebel groups, or al Qaeda terrorists allegedly bombed civilians with chemical weapons, Trump and his military planners launched missiles after mulling options that could potentially punish the perpetrators of such a war crime.
"Everything is on the table," Trump told reporters onboard Air Force One on Wednesday. "We're pretty sure it's Assad who carried out this egregious attack. That's what my so-called intelligence agencies are telling me. But they told me stuff about Russia, and that was fake news, fake, fake news, so I'm not sure. I don't know what we're going to do, but we're going to do something. Something."

"I'm not going to tell you what I'm going to do, because we want ISIS to be surprised by a sneak attack," he added. . . here

[Apr 10, 2018] This vain, jingoistic narcissist Trump might be accidentally right about Assad

Notable quotes:
"... Assad means lion, so maybe it was a compliment. ..."
Apr 10, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

hopehely | Apr 10, 2018 2:49:57 PM | 11

Trump sinking so low he called his colleague Assad an animal.
Assad means lion, so maybe it was a compliment.

[Apr 09, 2018] "His inadequacies are easily stroked." I think Stormy Daniels would concur

Notable quotes:
"... Concur. Clinton is sociopathic. Trump is narcissistic. The Deep State uses both. The former willing tool, she cares nothing for anyone but herself. The latter, the psychologists in CIA have his profile and manipulate him like a woman with a velvet glove. His inadequacies are easily stroked. ..."
Apr 09, 2018 | thesaker.is

Larchmonter445 on April 09, 2018 , · at 7:35 am UTC

Concur. Clinton is sociopathic. Trump is narcissistic. The Deep State uses both. The former willing tool, she cares nothing for anyone but herself. The latter, the psychologists in CIA have his profile and manipulate him like a woman with a velvet glove. His inadequacies are easily stroked.
Ahmed on April 09, 2018 , · at 11:05 am UTC
Larchmonter -- "His inadequacies are easily stroked." lol I think Stormy Daniels would concur.

[Apr 09, 2018] Portonblimp Down Episode 2 - A Tale By Boris Johnson - Craig Murray

Apr 09, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk

"Comrade Putin, we have successfully stockpiled novichoks in secret for ten years, and kept them hidden from the OPCW inspectors. We have also trained our agents in secret novichok assassination techniques. The programme has cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but now we are ready. Naturally, the first time we use it we will expose our secret and suffer massive international blowback. So who should be our first target? The head of a foreign intelligence agency? A leading jihadist rebel in Syria? A key nuclear scientist? Even a Head of State?"

"No, Tovarich. There is this old retired guy I know living in Salisbury. We released him from jail years ago "

"With respect Comrade Putin, are you sure he is the most important target to reveal a programme we have put so much resource into for ten years?"

"Yes. I sit here every day and I cannot concentrate on the affairs of Russia or the World as all the time am thinking of Sergei Skripal. I should never have let him out of jail to spend his life buying lottery tickets and eating in Zizzis. But you must make absolutely certain to kill him."

"Don't worry Comrade Putin, we have been training in secret novichok assassination techniques for ten years. We even have an detailed manual explaining our methods. We will spread the novichok on his outside door handle (fiendish laugh)."

"Are you sure comrade? Is there not a danger it will wash off or get diluted?"

"No Comrade Putin, it never rains in England."

That is, genuinely, in every detail the official British government version of what happened in Salisbury, including the ten year programme and the secret assassination manual.

Despite this story being one of the most improbably wild conspiracy theories in human history, it is those who express any doubt at all as to its veracity who are smeared as "conspiracy theorists" or even "traitors".

All copyright on this article is waived. Feel free to use, translate and republish as you wish.

[Apr 08, 2018] Prime Minister May is seen at around beating the cat against a wall.

Apr 08, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Posted by: librul | Apr 7, 2018 9:05:48 AM | 4

Prime Minister May is seen at around the 0:40 (depending upon clip version) mark beating the cat against a wall.

Also, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g is the "Burn the Witch" scene. With Putin as the witch it is a fair representation of the type of justice and deep thought applied to the Skripal case.

mike k , Apr 7, 2018 9:30:10 AM | 6
First as tragedy, then as farce.......
Saul , Apr 7, 2018 10:00:16 AM | 7
Reminds me of the Monty Python dead parrot sketch...

[Apr 07, 2018] The newest theory: novichok was produced in Tehran and delivered by an Iranian agent, Persian cat who was owned by Sergey Skripal

Notable quotes:
"... Thus the cat met poetic justice, while the hapless Guinea pigs were collateral damage. ..."
"... Those gerbils should be autopsied to make sure they didn't die from some sexual perversion. It is Britain after all. ..."
Apr 07, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Piotr Berman , Apr 7, 2018 3:15:30 AM | 88

The newest theory: novichok was produced in Tehran and delivered by an Iranian agent, Persian cat who was owned by Sergey Skripal. The cat was allowed to periodically leave home for walks and got the poison from other Persians. As UK authorities decided to pin the blame on Russia (they actually oppose the renewal of sanctions on Iran but want to extend sanctions on Russia), the inconvenient witness was liquidated.

The intricate plot was to cover the palms of gloves of Mrs. Skripal so the father-daughter pair would get into contact with the poison misleadingly far from home. The door handle got contaminated by a gloved hand of Yulia. Later, when the pair sat on a bench after their meal, father complemented the brand new gloves and Yulia handed them to him for a closer look. As both handled the poisoned surface with bare hands, the onset of symptoms was swift.

I posted this theory, without the role of Persian cat mafia earlier elsewhere. It is easy to explain how car avoided contamination: Sergey locked the seatbelt of Yulia and she set like a proper young lady, with hands on her lap with gently curved fingers. It is harder to explain how the gloves eventually vanished, but cats that were observing Skripals could remove them from the scene and drop into the nearby Avon river.

Thus the cat met poetic justice, while the hapless Guinea pigs were collateral damage.

par4 | Apr 7, 2018 7:49:19 AM | 113
Those gerbils should be autopsied to make sure they didn't die from some sexual perversion. It is Britain after all.

[Apr 07, 2018] Skripals' Last Restaurant Order Not Released by UK, Niece Tells Russian TV

Notable quotes:
"... ++ Joseph Magill #22. That is one of my surmises too. She just picked up a bundle of cash from her deceased brother's estate too as I read somewhere. There is no doubt a price to pay to take the cash back to Russia and for wee bit of play acting she could stay with the dad in UK. Perhaps she will get a job with SCL/Cambridge Analytica too. All surmise though. When I last checked May and her manbag Boris have finally lured Jeremy Corbyn into the sights. I guess that was one of the intentions all along and well worth any price for them. ..."
"... Listening to lies , propaganda for many, many years as soon as I heard the Skripal affair I smelled the rat-false flag. Governments unfortunately kill, lie. ..."
Apr 07, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

somebody , Apr 7, 2018 5:30:30 AM | 106

BM , Apr 7, 2018 5:39:10 AM | 107
Days ago, before the poisoning theories surfaced, I read at Sputniknews Yulia's first statement was "it didn't taste like chicken."
Posted by: Likklemore | Apr 6, 2018 9:21:21 PM | 52

Are you sure about that? I saw that claim, but on some blog not on Sputnik and I understood it to be the blog-owner's sarcasm. A search produced no Sputnik page with that quote - on the contrary a claim that the menu choice had not been released. Some UK Newspapers claimed they ate the seafood but this could easily be deliberately planted misinformation.
Skripals' Last Restaurant Order Not Released by UK, Niece Tells Russian TV - Sputnik International

NS , Apr 7, 2018 6:03:23 AM | 108

Saxitoxin which can be produced in shell fish has similar effects as nerve agents https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/nerve/tsd.asp

Considered in syndromal or functional terms it could therefore be considered a 'closely related agent' to an organophosphate based nerve agent. It is listed alongside OP agents as a nervous system agent here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ana.21072

Also see here https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/saxitoxin/casedef.aspCase
Definition: Saxitoxin
Clinical description
. In severe poisoning, illness typically progresses rapidly and may include gastrointestinal (nausea, vomiting) and neurological (cranial nerve dysfunction, a floating sensation, headache, muscle weakness, parasthesias and vertigo) signs and symptoms. Respiratory failure and death can occur from paralysis (1-5).

So accordingly, shellfish poisoning could be consistent with this: "The samples tested positive for the presence of a Novichok class nerve agent or closely related agent."
When 'closely related agent' is understood as pertaining to a syndromal classification rather than a chemical group.

Formerly T-Bear , Apr 7, 2018 6:07:32 AM | 109
Having read only about a third of the commentariat, what has been obvious to this point is the food poisoning theory is appearing to be another echo chamber. Even global warming is not enough to overcome the adage of only eating shellfish caught in months having an 'R', like in MaRch (though this may not apply in the Russian language - having no familiarity with Russian). Are those suggesting those alleged shellfish were caught the prior August? Unlikely. There are two separate metabolisms, differing stomach contents, body masses, and body compositions (fat components) in addition to differing ages and sexes. What would the likelihood that food poisoning would happen at a similar moment with both?

Again the most likely cause would be a voluntary ingestion of some street drug by both victims, such consumption isn't something rarely known, even in those parts of the world. No evidence has been presented to either substantiate or disprove this, nonetheless this provides the simplest vehicle for the two as well as a possible vector for the Detective Sergeant poisoning as a first responder. Recall this happened on a Sunday afternoon, the DS has not been established to be on duty that day or not; either way the presence of trained CPR personnel would have resulted in the same response, going to aid persons in distress - no mystery that. I suspect the time of recovery of the affected had a lot to do with the rate of clearance of the substance from the bodies of the victims to levels difficult to detect. Again supposition and conjecture seem to rule the public dialogue, and evidence is remarkably missing still. YMMV

uncle tungsten , Apr 7, 2018 6:14:30 AM | 111
++ Joseph Magill #22. That is one of my surmises too. She just picked up a bundle of cash from her deceased brother's estate too as I read somewhere. There is no doubt a price to pay to take the cash back to Russia and for wee bit of play acting she could stay with the dad in UK. Perhaps she will get a job with SCL/Cambridge Analytica too. All surmise though. When I last checked May and her manbag Boris have finally lured Jeremy Corbyn into the sights. I guess that was one of the intentions all along and well worth any price for them.

Time will tell.

Friar Ockham , Apr 7, 2018 7:04:12 AM | 112
Listening to lies , propaganda for many, many years as soon as I heard the Skripal affair I smelled the rat-false flag. Governments unfortunately kill, lie.

Here I see unnecessary provocation which could lead to war, as it was unfolding in Syria. We are all in danger from stupid politicians.

[Apr 03, 2018] Belarus Expels Moscow Diplomats 'Leading Russia Expert' Falls for Cheeky April Fool's Joke

With such "leading experts"...
Someone should tell Elliot Higgins over at Bellingcat that if he's been trying to geolocate the expelled Russian diplomats in Belarus , he can stop now.
Notable quotes:
"... "leading specialist" ..."
Apr 03, 2018 | russia-insider.com

Anders Aslund's deep knowledge of Eastern European politics was no match for April Fool's, when the supposedly all-knowing Russia commentator fruitlessly cheered fake news about Belarus expelling Russian diplomats.

Aslund, who was presented by the American think tank the Atlantic Council as a "leading specialist" on Russian economic policy and Eastern Europe in general, has been featured on the BBC, CNN and the Washington Post as a commentator on Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration.

The prank was carried out by Martin Kragh, of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, who tweeted: "Breaking: Belarus expels 5 Russian diplomats in solidarity with the UK. 'Russia is on the wrong side of history,' says [President Aleksandr] Lukashenko."

Aslund even commentated on the 'development,' stating that it revealed how Putin had "profoundly" isolated his country. "This is not 'Global Russia' but Russia alone," he added.

Kragh later revealed his tweet to be a prank by alluding to the date it was posted - April 1st - a day for playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes.

[Apr 02, 2018] Belarus Expels Moscow Diplomats 'Leading Russia Expert' Falls for Cheeky April Fool's Joke

With such "leading experts"...
Notable quotes:
"... "leading specialist" ..."
Apr 02, 2018 | russia-insider.com

Anders Aslund's deep knowledge of Eastern European politics was no match for April Fool's, when the supposedly all-knowing Russia commentator fruitlessly cheered fake news about Belarus expelling Russian diplomats.

Aslund, who was presented by the American think tank the Atlantic Council as a "leading specialist" on Russian economic policy and Eastern Europe in general, has been featured on the BBC, CNN and the Washington Post as a commentator on Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration.

[Apr 01, 2018] The ideal scenario of Skripal resurrection

Apr 01, 2018 | www.unz.com

macavitycat , March 31, 2018 at 2:26 pm GMT

The ideal scenario:

The elder Skripal awakes, tells nurses he is tired of hospital; walks out to find nearest press mike, tells world Russia had nothing to do with it, just bad food at a Chinese restaurant!

[Apr 01, 2018] Check out this wonderful chart presented to the public by "Her Majesty's government" entitled "A long pattern of Russian malign activity"

This slide is a good April 1 joke, courtesy of Her majesty government on Theresa May. By the way, I've heard the Russians are now telling a joke about Boris Johnson: they're saying he was poisoned with durachok (bonehead)! but many be he is playing fool, with vicious and calculated intention
Notable quotes:
"... All that is missing here is the mass rape of baby penguins by drunken Russian sailors in the south pole or the use of a secret "weather weapon" to send hurricanes towards the USA. ..."
Apr 01, 2018 | www.unz.com

In the 12 events listed as evidence of a "pattern of Russian malign activity" one is demonstratively false (2008 invasion of Georgia), one conflates two different accusations (occupation of Crimea and destabilization of the Ukraine), one is circular (assassination of Skripal) and all others are completely unproven accusations.

All that is missing here is the mass rape of baby penguins by drunken Russian sailors in the south pole or the use of a secret "weather weapon" to send hurricanes towards the USA.

You don't need a law degree to see that, all you need is an IQ above room temperature and a basic understanding of logic. For all my contempt for western leaders, even I wouldn't make the claim that they all lack these. So here is where "solidarity" kicks-in:

"Solidarity" in this context is simply a "conceptual placeholder" for Stephen Decatur 's famous " my country, right or wrong " applied to the entire Empire. The precedent of Meine Ehre heißt Treue just slightly rephrased into Meine Ehre heißt Solidarität also comes to mind.

[Apr 01, 2018] About the only proven use of Facebook

Apr 01, 2018 | www.counterpunch.org

Maybe it did expand my audience. I have no idea. About the only proven use I found was being able to get on Tinder to get laid, as you cannot have a Tinder account without a Facebook account. Thereafter I called it Fuckbook.

[Mar 29, 2018] About Origin of the saying "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog"

Mar 29, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

poozler , 28 Mar 2018 19:06

"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" is not a joke; it is a caption from a very famous New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner. It is also not 15 years old; it was published in July 1993. Get your facts here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Internet,_nobody_knows_you%27re_a_dog

[Mar 29, 2018] Speaking of "smart toasters" this 'daily show' clip from 15 years ago is a gut-busting hoot.

Mar 29, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

Leo Douglas , 28 Mar 2018 15:23

speaking of "smart toasters" this 'daily show' clip from 15 years ago is a gut-busting hoot.
i rarely if ever post links in comment sections, but this ties in quite nicely with this article!!

cheers^
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/jpo4t4/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-lies-of-the-machines

[Mar 29, 2018] Russians Are Guilty Until Proven Guilty

Mar 29, 2018 | waterfordwhispersnews.com

THE international community has agreed to adopt a 'guilty until proven guilty' stance towards Russia in relation to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy in Britain, following a deliberation that lasted as long as it took to say 'well of course they fu**ing did it'.

The Russian government, who have previously stated in no uncertain terms that they 'don't give a fu** what anyone thinks', categorically denied any involvement in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter last month, although political experts have pointed out that the Russian spokespeople have had their hands under the table at the time and may have had their fingers crossed.

So far, 15 EU countries, including Ireland have expelled Russian diplomats as the fallout from the case continues, despite the lack of hard evidence that the Kremlin had anything to do with the attempted murder of Skripal, a former double agent exiled in the UK since 2010. Stating that 'you don't need evidence when they're clearly as guilty as sin', EU leaders have sided with the UK government, whose secret service has never carried out shady, underhand executions on foreign soil.

"I will miss very much the Supermacs and the Copper Faced Jacks," said the Russian diplomat expelled from Ireland, packing his suitcase.

"But I understand the Irish people want to stand shoulder to shoulder with their close friends in the UK. Maybe sometime in future they will forget all about this incident and normal service will resume. How long did it take after scandal about Russian spies using Irish passports? 18 months, maybe? I can wait that long. Save me plate of coddle".

Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar has stated that Russia may be pardoned if Vladimir Putin visits Ireland for a photo-op in which he sups a pint of Guinness.

Source: Waterford Whispers News

[Mar 29, 2018] There is no hope for the survival of the Skripols

Mar 29, 2018 | russia-insider.com
Garry Compton tom 15 hours ago ,

There is no hope for the survival of the Skripols - they have been transferred to a Veterans Hospital in the US.

[Mar 29, 2018] An Echo is Fine...

Mar 29, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

Mark Holmes , 28 Mar 2018 10:21

13. An Echo is Fine...

This list item brought to you by A partnership with Amazon and the NSA.

[Mar 28, 2018] Why You Should Never Watch RT -- Ever! by Neil Clark

Dec 07, 2017 | www.strategic-culture.org

The latest piece by Mr. Cyril Waugh-Monger, a very important newspaper columnist for the NeoCon Daily, a patron of the Senator Joe McCarthy Appreciation Society and author of 'Why the Iraq War was a Brilliant Idea' and 'The Humanitarian Case for Bombing Syria.'

... ... ...

Fleecing Rabbi Guest 3 years ago ,

BBC propaganda machine is not that far behind. In the recent global IGNORANCE INDEX ... US had the honor of being the 2nd most ignorant after Italy...

[Mar 27, 2018] A Ukrainian joke

Mar 27, 2018 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , Next New Comment March 27, 2018 at 7:10 pm GMT

...here is a Ukrainian joke.
- You say Russia occupied Ukrainian Crimea. So, why don't you fight for it?
- We are not stupid, there is Russian army there.
- But you say that there is Russian army in Donbass, yet you fight
- That's what we say, but in Crimea there really is Russian army.

[Mar 25, 2018] Tonight Is The Beginning Seven Things To Watch For In Stormy Daniels' Interview

Mar 25, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

chunga -> serotonindumptruck Sun, 03/25/2018 - 16:36 Permalink

I hope Melania isn't too hurt by this. Nothing says fidelity like the tender notion of a non-disclosure agreement with your floozies . I'm sure that's how my wife would see it.

Robert Trip Sun, 03/25/2018 - 16:06 Permalink

"Adult film star?"

Interviewed by "I love to suck cocks" Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes.

They are fit for each other.

[Mar 23, 2018] I am now disoriented on Brexit

Mar 23, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk

Ben , March 22, 2018 at 22:40

I'm disoriented on Brexit..

The latest is

A. Good

B. Bad.

C. Good and bad Putin.

D. All of the above

[Mar 22, 2018] Those nasty Russians: the BBC cries all day about Skripals and expulsion of the British Council

Mar 22, 2018 | annbeaker.livejournal.com

The British broadcasting Corporation, or simply BBC is crying all day. And how not to cry: The Syrian land is suffering from all sorts of iniquity. Legitimate government has already taken control of two cities in Eastern Ghouta, where British trained and supported head choppers have dug along with some British intelligence instructors. It's terrible and they simply stand such an indignity! England loudly protest the fact that those nice freedom fighters, that for some strange reason Russian view of Islamic fundamentalists and bandits are killed and the province is liberated. Because there is another version of this reality for England. and to add insult to injury they fed and funded, and deprived themselves to induce those fighters to overthrow Assad. Money now lost.

And now Skripal disaster. I also see that somewhere in Sussex there a poor English Lord who embrace as a brother Russian Jewish oligarch and they both cry and cry. All, or almost all wealth which was acquired by back-breaking labor (aka stolen from Russians with the help of British banks), can now go to hell.

Add to this the sad fact that those nasty Russians expelled the British Council! This news was declared on BBC by a fellow who was almost crying dir such an undeserved and unprovoked insult from ungrateful Russians! He really looks like so sad as if his own mother was just buried. Looks like Russian hit in the bull's eye and a lot of MI6 guys will return to the motherland. For the glory of God.

And BTW, it looks like that in of England over the past 17 years perishing way too many defectors from Russia. Suddenly(!) the British began to count them and notice that something is wrong! Now there is a talk that they say we ought to pull old files and cadavers and review. It's a very cool idea to make same dead people a propaganda story about evil Russians the second time! Reminds me Hollywood with unbearable continuations of popular movies. But on the other hand, what if they run out of usable defectors who fit the propaganda scheme, and they are simply forced to reuse the previously poisoned cadavers out of necessity? Looks like a crisis of the genre of some kind! On the other hand Khodorkovsky and Browder might start a little bit worrying. What if they are next.

[Mar 21, 2018] Yes, the secret agencies must be nearly abolished, as completely incompatible with democracy

Notable quotes:
"... Yes, the secret agencies must be nearly abolished, as completely incompatible with democracy. ..."
Mar 21, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

Sam F , March 20, 2018 at 6:32 am

Yes, the secret agencies must be nearly abolished, as completely incompatible with democracy.

Wolfbay , March 20, 2018 at 6:54 am

There are only 17 secret agencies. No room to cut.

[Mar 20, 2018] We read that Vladimir Putin's passport was found three days later at the Scripaal's poisoning scene.

Mar 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

remo , Website Next New Comment March 20, 2018 at 8:36 am GMT

"Sir, Further to your report ("Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment", TIMES Mar 14)' may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only ever been three patients with significant poisoning. Several people have attended the emergency department concerned that they may have been exposed. None has had symptoms of poisoning and none has needed treatment. Any blood tests performed have shown no abnormality. No member of the public has been contaminated by the agent involved."

Stephen Davies. Consultant in emergency medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

... ... ...

[Mar 20, 2018] Putin and SS-Standartenf hrer Max Otto von Stierlitz (the main hero of popular Russian serial Seventeen Moments of Spring, the most successful Soviet espionage thriller ever made)

The parody plays on the fact that Putin was also located in Germany at some point of his career
Mar 20, 2018 | en.wikipedia.org

Штирлиц и Путин.. Прикол! )) Stierlitz and Putin.. Funny )) - YouTube

Published on Jul 10, 2016

Funny montage of episode of the soviet serial "17 moments of spring".
Stierlitz meets Putin in Switzerland. Casts:
V.Tikhonov, V.Putin, Y.Timoshenko, N.Savchenko, H.Clinton

[Mar 19, 2018] Russian election humor

Mar 19, 2018 | wp.com

Slogan on the picture:

We already selected the President of the USA

Now let's select the President of Russia

[Mar 19, 2018] Who says that there is no proof that Putin did it?

Mar 19, 2018 | www.unz.com

Kiza , March 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm GMT

Who says that there is no proof that Putin did it?

Boris Johnson personally found a ripped off shirt next to the bench of Scripals and "Vlad WOS HIER" spray painted on the nearest wall.

[Mar 18, 2018] Sherlok Holmes about Skripals poisoning

Mar 18, 2018 | vz.ru

Polina Zorina , Moscow 7 hours ago

I liked the joke:

Stalker ABV , Sankt-Peterburg, 10 hours ago

Standing at the counter of an English pub, a man in the full protection gear tried to mix some chemicals in the flask. Looks like he is a real beginner in such a task, "novichok" as Russians call such people, derisively thought Sherlock Holms correctly guessing that the man is trying to prepare several ounces of nerve gas "Novichok".

[Mar 17, 2018] If only the white helmets could figure a way to rescue the Skripals from Zizzi's restaurant and have a real baby in the pic too, they might have had a better PR thing going here

Notable quotes:
"... Unfortunately events in Ghouta seem to be moving more quickly than foreseen. If the West doesn't get a move on there aren't going to be any more imaginary hospitals in Ghouta filled with non-existent children for Butcher Assad to drop fictional barrel bombs stuffed with made-up Novichok on. ..."
Mar 17, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk

james , March 16, 2018 at 02:48

it's has a cumulative effect the west just has to keep the daily, weekly, or monthly accusations on full tilt, without any substance to back it up.. but i do believe the west is pissed they have been snookered in syria with un security res 2401 all the plans for a false flag, chemical attack in ghouta and extra, have been turned upside down.. now, if only the white helmets could figure a way to rescue the skripals from zizzi's restaurant and have a real baby in the pic too, they might have had a better pr thing going here . sorry to be so cynical, but too many of these accusations without substance to back them up wears thin after a while.. at this point cold war 2, and a reenactment of mccarthyism is on full display in the usa/uk .

Stonky , March 16, 2018 at 04:40

" but i do believe the west is pissed they have been snookered in syria with un security res 2401 all the plans for a false flag, chemical attack in ghouta and extra, have been turned upside down "

I'm inclined to agree with you James. I think the whole thing was cooked up as a kind of precursor: "Look! LOOK!! Putin is assassinating people in Britain with Novichok, and now Butcher Assad has DROPPED A WHOLE BARREL BOMB STUFFED WITH NOVICHOK ON A HOSPITAL FILLED WITH CHILDREN IN GHOUTA!!! We must take a MEASURED RESPONSE to this, and save the Syrians by by BOMBING WHAT'S LEFT OF THEIR COUNTRY INTO RUBBLE "

Unfortunately events in Ghouta seem to be moving more quickly than foreseen. If the West doesn't get a move on there aren't going to be any more imaginary hospitals in Ghouta filled with non-existent children for Butcher Assad to drop fictional barrel bombs stuffed with made-up Novichok on.

[Mar 17, 2018] Why Russians did not leave a pair of snow covered boots at the scene of the crime and scrawl Vlad woz Here on the nearest wall!

Notable quotes:
"... If it was the poison of a fugu fish, we would know for sure that the Japanese are guilty ..."
Mar 17, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk
Andrew , March 17, 2018 at 06:14

George Galloway tweeted:"IF only #Russia had access to #Novichok WHY would they choose that weapon to mount a terrorist attack in England? Might as well leave a pair of snow covered boots at the scene of the crime and scrawl Vlad woz Here on the nearest wall! THINK!"

This man, Clyde, and all others against you don't seem to have much knowledge of how false flags are planted and cannot think beyond what they have already concluded.

Motives are there and false flags usually happen when there are several levels of profit.

It just happens to be the last phase of the war in Syria and we get another call from Nikki Haley to strike Syria, which happened several times in response to so-called chemical attacks. I was waiting for it, but did not expect it to happen in the UK.

As if Putin would use such a method to kill, on the eve of elections, a former irrelevant agent, and then did not succeed. There are other levels relating to the end of the Russia probe around collusion being declared over without result and the next day the whole hysteria shifts to the UK. Another factor has been the ongoing Nord Stream II oil pipeline from Russia to the EU which the US does not want (nor does Poland and some others).

Carl Jung described the lowering of the mental level in mob psychology and how this then prevents people from thinking and rushes of their own unconscious motives and feelings dominate. Secret services who know how to play this are very good at it and the media in the West are no longer run by independent journalists. It is tragic to see how the US and UK always manage to play on these instincts of the masses and it works: the Wesley-Clark message about going to war with a host of Middle Eastern countries is unfolding after using the usual demonising of the leaders, then the black propaganda and lies are used, false flags planted and the mobs go along with it time and time again (who cares about Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Yemen etc.).

Thank you, Craig, for standing up to these low level, non thinking types who cannot help themselves and have no integrity to even allow due process to take place.

Sergey , March 17, 2018 at 08:44

He opened his bag as he spoke, and tumbled onto the floor a wedding-dress of watered silk, a pair of white satin shoes and a bride's wreath and veil, all discoloured and soaked in water.

"There," said he, putting a new wedding-ring upon the top of the pile.
"There is a little nut for you to crack, Master Holmes."

"Oh, indeed!" said my friend, blowing blue rings into the air.
"You dragged them from the Serpentine?"
"No. They were found floating near the margin by a park-keeper. They have been identified as her clothes, and it seemed to me that if the clothes were there the body would not be far off."

"By the same brilliant reasoning, every man's body is to be found in the neighbourhood of his wardrobe. And pray what did you hope to arrive at through this?"

Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Noble Bachelor"

If it was the poison of a fugu fish, we would know for sure that the Japanese are guilty

[Mar 17, 2018] It seems that the Kremlin poisoned the UK with the gas Durachok (durachok-very stupid fool)

Mar 17, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk

Neil , March 17, 2018 at 20:28

You are over-thinking this, Craig. The fact that Boris Johnson has now stated that it's "overwhelmingly likely" that Putin did it is incontrovertible proof that Putin is almost certainly innocent.

GF , March 16, 2018 at 13:50

It seems that the Kremlin poisoned the UK with the gas "Durachok" (durachok-very stupid fool)

Ray Dauncey , March 16, 2018 at 18:27

Russia had no need to use Durachok in the UK, the British MSM had done the job for them many moons ago.

GF , March 17, 2018 at 05:10

MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) working on MSM (Mainstream Media) ?

[Mar 16, 2018] Maybe he lacks education

Mar 16, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

...UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Thursday that Russia "should go away and shut up" when asked about Moscow's possible response to British sanctions.

...Lavrov said he probably lacked education. "Well he's a nice man, I'm told, maybe he wants to claim a place in history by making some bold statements," Lavrov said. "Theresa May's main argument about Russia's guilt is 'Highly probable', while for him it's 'Russia should go and shut up'. Maybe he lacks education, I don't know."

* * *

pods Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:49 Permalink

"Maybe he lacks education. "
Love Russian humor.
pods

[Mar 14, 2018] And the Oscar for the least credible Russia-demonization attempt of the year goes to ....

Mar 14, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

land_of_the_few -> BullyBearish Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:26 Permalink

And the Oscar for the least credible Russia-demonization attempt of the year goes to ....

[Mar 14, 2018] The Official Enemy always does exactly the wrong thing

Mar 14, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Daniel , Mar 14, 2018 6:05:04 PM | 33

The Official Enemy always does *exactly* the wrong thing:

- Saddam Hussein hid WMD even as war loomed
- Gaddafi ordered a massacre certain to bring 'intervention'
- Assad launched a gas attack exactly as inspectors entered Damascus
- And now Putin...

[Mar 12, 2018] In the US everything is named for the opposite of what it actually is

Notable quotes:
"... the name "Football" is reserved for a game where you carry an object which is not shaped like a ball with your hands instead of kicking a round, ball shaped object with your foot. ..."
"... Kind of like the "Forest Protection Act" removes logging protecting from National Forests and the "Clean Air Act" removes anti-pollution regulations from big polluters like coal fired power stations. ..."
Mar 12, 2018 | www.wsws.org

Terry Lawrence -> Deplorable4 days ago

In the US, where everything is named for the opposite of what it actually is, the name "Football" is reserved for a game where you carry an object which is not shaped like a ball with your hands instead of kicking a round, ball shaped object with your foot.

Kind of like the "Forest Protection Act" removes logging protecting from National Forests and the "Clean Air Act" removes anti-pollution regulations from big polluters like coal fired power stations.

Here in Canada the "Seal Protection Act" makes it illegal to protect seals, among other "named the opposite of what they actually do" laws.

George Orwell nailed it in "1984". "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength".

[Mar 12, 2018] MILITARY grade? Well then, Mrs. Prime Minister... that's pretty God damn serious then. Because everyone knows the Russian CONSUMER-grade nerve agents are crap

The PM has said that the nerve agent was 'Novichok' which is 5 to 8 times more potent than VX... and the authorities waited 5 days to send the army in and over a week to tell people to wash their clothes and other items?
Mar 12, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

PavewayIV | Mar 12, 2018 4:41:58 PM | 10

"Sergej Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia.

MILITARY grade? Well then, Mrs. Prime Minister... that's pretty God damn serious then. Because everyone knows the Russian CONSUMER -grade nerve agents are crap. I think they sell them on Amazon (Free shipping with Amazon Prime).

TJ , Mar 12, 2018 4:55:27 PM | 11
Like I said in a previous thread Novichok was part of the plot of the recent "Strike Back: Retribution" TV series on Sky TV, Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox owns a 39.14% controlling stake in Sky PLC. So a TV series by a billionaire supporter of Teresa May just happens to make a fictional TV series around a nerve agent and Bad Russians(TM) and is put on TV just before Teresa May accuses Bad Russians(TM) of using said nerve agent. This is not a coincidence.

[Mar 10, 2018] "Who took the cookie from the Jar? "The Russians did it, Dad!"

Mar 10, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Thomas, 10 March 2018 at 10:58 AM

"...all the developments towards singling out Russia for everything.."

The new meme for Mischief.

"Who took the cookie from the Jar?

"The Russians did it, Dad!"

"Well it is a good thing they failed to put the top back on, or You and I would not have known of the deed."

[Mar 09, 2018] A possibility of a very short meeting with Kim

Mar 09, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Posted by: A P | Mar 9, 2018 8:53:46 PM | 27

And even if it did, it would be a short meeting.

Trump: When will NK get rid of its nukes?
Kim: When the US does.
Trump: That's not happening.

Kim will get up and walk out...

[Mar 09, 2018] Trump Threatens Peace In Korea

Mar 09, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

The mainstream commentariat:

Then: Trump is a madman who wants to lead us into war against North Korea.

Now: Trump is a madman who wants to lead us towards peace with North Korea.

Rory Yeomans

[Mar 07, 2018] Ice cream as a propaganda tool ;-)

Mar 07, 2018 | www.unz.com

Andrei Martyanov , Website March 6, 2018 at 6:22 pm GMT

Meanwhile in Russia, in Naberezhnye Chelny (Tatarstan) a new ice-cream Poor Jew has been presented and is now in series production. I kid you not:

https://life.ru/t/%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B8/1095544/poslie_khokhla_i_obamki_v_tatarstanie_vypustili_morozhienoie_biednyi_ievriei

Link in Russian. Some (very few) Jews protested and I think because of the oxymoron–Jews are never poor (wink, wink). This is the same company which produced ice-creams Hohol and Obamka (diminutive for Obama), Obamka, as you may have guessed it, being a chocolate ice-cream. State Department even accused the company in anti-Americanism.

I think it is time to produce brand Katzap to put all those issues to rest. Here is how ice-cream looks like.


I omit here all hilarious issues which followed.

[Mar 06, 2018] In new, MI6 created reality

This is the level of nonsense that even yellow press would shun... Probably the pressitute who wrote it was beaten to force him/her to write such a nonsense. Or as one commenter said was "working under hostile duress"
Notable quotes:
"... It is a "working under hostile duress" beacon set off ..."
Mar 06, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Arioch , Mar 6, 2018 7:05:20 AM | 3

> How please can a phone that can not send or receive signals, take a call? That is impossible. How can a fact-checker and/or editor at The NewYorker let such nonsense slip into the opening graph.

Very very simple. It is a "working under hostile duress" beacon set off

[Mar 06, 2018] A former CIA officer called John Sipher, calling a rival organisation 'the best intelligence professionals in the world'

Mar 06, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jen , Mar 6, 2018 4:15:56 PM | 43

This part of the New Yorker article could be sheer comedy gold:

'... Regardless of what others might think, it's clear that Steele believed that his dossier was filled with important intelligence. Otherwise, he would never have subjected it, his firm, and his reputation to the harsh scrutiny of the F.B.I. "I'm impressed that he was willing to share it with the F.B.I.," [former CIA spook John Sipher] said. "That gives him real credibility to me, the notion that he'd give it to the best intelligence professionals in the world."...'

FBI, best intelligence professionals in the world? Didn't the FBI along with the CIA miss most indications of a looming terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in the months leading up to September 11, 2001?

A former CIA officer called John Sipher, calling a rival organisation 'the best intelligence professionals in the world'?

[Mar 06, 2018] A Parody on New Yorker reporting of Steele dossier saga

Mar 06, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Luther , Mar 6, 2018 8:52:41 AM | 11

"...looked much like the other businessmen heading home, except for the fact that he kept his phones in a Faraday bag -- a pouch, of military-tested double-grade fabric, designed to block signal detection..."

A practical man, Steele also kept a giant roll of telephone line attached to his belt. Unrolling it as he proceeded down the high street, he glanced upwards.

A Pteranodon, perched upon the slate roof was watching him closely. A bead of sweat appeared on his temple, just showing underneath the rim of his bowler hat, trickling down the side of his face, the leaving a streak that resembled a long forgotten river delta.

A chimmney sweet was approaching him on his right, whistling a jaunty tune, his bag of extendable brushes jingling and clanking, just like Steele's nerves. Obviously a Russian operative, the sweep was whistling an excerpt from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, an ominous warning...

[Mar 03, 2018] A day in the life of joe THE TRUMP VOTER

Mar 03, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

herefortheshow17 Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:36 Permalink

a day in the life of joe "THE TRUMP VOTER" republican--by john gray: Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.

With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.

All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too.

He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.

Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air.

He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards.

Joes employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune. Its noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills.

Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression. Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country.

He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans.

The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification. He is happy to see his father, who is now retired.

His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.

Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show.

The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

CatInTheHat -> Simplifiedfrisbee Fri, 03/02/2018 - 23:58 Permalink

Today's 'liberal' is no liberal at all. Center-extreme righties love to get all indignant and shitty toward 'Trumptards' however today's liberal deludes themselves into believing that they're 'socialists', which is utter bullshit. They're party is racist, bigots and fascist WARMONGERS.

At least with the right you know what you're getting. But NEOLIBERALS have done more to manipulate and exploit their base based upon identity politics which is thinly veiled after their fraud committed during the 2016 attempted coup. Russiagate is utter bullshit and all of these hangers on trolls here are nothing more than cheerleaders for fascists who are sleepwalking them right into a third world war.

These deep state whores murdered Seth Rich.

As a reformed ',liberal', I would rather spend time on slightly rightie ZH page than to listen to these fascist fake liberals any day of the week.

[Mar 02, 2018] The best time to attack Russia

Mar 02, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

V. Arnold | Mar 2, 2018 12:01:34 AM | 57

The best time to attack Russia, enjoy:

This past September, in one of his regular interviews with the newspaper Parlamentní Listy, retired Czech Major General Hynek Blaško commented on the possibility of a conflict between Russia and NATO with a following anecdote:

"I have seen a popular joke on the Internet about Obama and his generals in the Pentagon debating on the best timing to attack Russia. They couldn't come to any agreement, so they decided to ask their allies.

The French said: " We do not know, but certainly not in the winter. This will end badly. "

The Germans responded: "We do not know, either, but definitely not in a summer. We have already tried."

Someone in Obama's war room had a brilliant idea to ask China, on the basis that China is developing and always has new ideas.

The Chinese answered: "The best time for this is right now. Russia is building the Power of Siberia pipeline, the North Stream Pipeline, Vostochny Cosmodrome Spaceport, the MegaProject bridge to Crimea; also Russian is upgrading the Trans-Siberian railroad with a new railway bridge across Lena River and the Amur-Yakutsk Mainline. Russia is also building new sports facilities for the World Cup and athletics, and has in development over 150 production projects in the Arctic Well, now they really need as many POWs as possible!"

[Feb 24, 2018] Does Rachel Maddow represent American "intelligence" or lack of it. She's seeing Russian bots in her dreams

Feb 24, 2018 | therealnews.com

Robert Johnson , February 23, 2018 1:06 PM

Rachel Maddow is American "intelligence" at its least ambitious....

Richard Burt Robert Johnson , February 23, 2018 5:50 PM

LOL

beaglebailey , February 23, 2018 1:19 AM

Unbelievable. Aaron: I don't believe that the Mueller investigation has delivered solid proof that Russia did anything against the country.

Sipher: Well I think that he and the FBI are reputable sources and I'm going to believe them and what they tell me. Even if they haven't proven anything, we know that Putin is a bad man and he wants to sow divisions here and besides he's using chemical weapons in Syria (even though that's so totally off topic) and when I go to bed at night I see Putin in my dreams and yackity, yack, yack! So there. I'm a poopy head and you're not.

Good grief, how can people believe anything by this time? And Rachel? Quit lying to yourself and others. My gawd! You have come a long way from your time at Air America that I don't even recognize you anymore. You are creating hysteria and you have become a raving lunatic. Enjoy your $30,000/day, $7 million a month salary for selling out to the people who you used to despise. I despise you!

Bill Conklin , February 22, 2018 6:40 PM

I suppose it is ok for Aaron to interview guys like this CIA agent but the agent clearly doesn't understand the validity of an indictment. An indictment doesn't prove anything; If it did, we wouldn't need trial courts.

The Department of Justice could indict a ham sandwich if they wanted.

The DOJ knows that this case will never go to trial and they will never have to prove anything. It is depressing that the Democrats and MSNBC have lost all credibility. We are very lucky to have Aaron and Max looking at this sutff.

beaglebailey Bill Conklin , February 23, 2018 1:20 AM

Not according to Rachel. She's seeing Russian bots in her dreams. Just like Sipher.

[Feb 24, 2018] Russian Embassy NAILS the British media with one tweet by Vladimir Rodzianko

People all over the world are delighted to see the US and Russia joining together to call out the globalists on their blatant hypocrisy.
Notable quotes:
"... "A Russian company spends 72p on Facebook ads: interference, hybrid war, parliamentary inquiry Soros spends £400K on bringing down UK Government: nothing to worry about." ..."

"A Russian company spends 72p on Facebook ads: interference, hybrid war, parliamentary inquiry Soros spends £400K on bringing down UK Government: nothing to worry about."

A Russian company spends 72p on Facebook ads: interference, hybrid war, parliamentary inquiry
Soros spends £400K on bringing down UK Government: nothing to worry about pic.twitter.com/yeCZw4Z2B1

-- Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) February 8, 2018

[Feb 21, 2018] Can I get a refund?

Feb 21, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Jim Haygood , February 20, 2018 at 10:28 am

Radio Liberty budget: $110 million
NATO budget [direct only]: €1.29 billion
US black budget [uses undisclosed]: ~$60 billion

Any questions?

Lee , February 20, 2018 at 11:14 am

Any questions?

Yeah, can I get a refund?

[Feb 20, 2018] The US is indispensable precious nation with a true democracy in action. Didn't you know? Every Russian knows that

Steve S: "My God, what a confession it is to believe that 13 non-billionaires could influence an American election: "Horosho! Now that election goes to Trump, next we get Moose and Squirrel!" Seriously?!"
shinola , February 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm " If special snowflake America's democracy is so fragile that a bunch of amateurish Boris & Natasha trolls can bring it down, then let it bleed [and share the Stoli, comrades]."
Feb 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

yurivku , February 20, 2018 at 10:38 am GMT

Why is this conspiracy and collusion with Russians less worthy of Mueller's attention than a troll farm in St. Petersburg?

Strange question. Just because the US is indispensable precious nation with a true democracy in action.
Didn't you know? Every Russian knows that.

DrivingBy ,

VikingLS ,

[Feb 20, 2018] February 20, 2018 at 10:28 am

Feb 20, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Radio Liberty budget: $110 million
NATO budget [direct only]: €1.29 billion
US black budget [uses undisclosed]: ~$60 billion

Any questions?

Lee , February 20, 2018 at 11:14 am

Any questions?

Yeah, can I get a refund?

[Feb 19, 2018] When is the Onion going to be indicted for being funny and spotting absurdities.

Notable quotes:
"... Are we to see all this nonsense as merely an internal US matter, with the Dems planning an attack on Trump before he was elected, and subsequently promoting Russia as a blanket external enemy - as they can't accuse the Republicans, Banks or Big Corps, need an outside bogey, though they have post hoc also blamed the electorate, not smart. ..."
"... Russia is merely a mythical figure, breathing fire and red-clawed, in the wings, invisible, serving as a prop for the major contestants. ..."
"... Naturally, ordinary US citizens are of no account beyond their role as potentially duped followers, adherents, minions, serfs, ciphers on a page, etc. Influencing opinion(s) the most efficiently is part of the competition, actualised through media, TV, internet, etc. etc. ..."
Feb 19, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

michael d | Feb 19, 2018 10:25:34 AM | 19

I'm confused. The ICYMI facebook page has been going for a month or so.

It does exactly what the Russian bots are accused of, raising political issues and mocking one side or as often both sides. Perhaps more UK based than US based though.

A lot like the more humourous RT posts do (which also find their way into my timeline - not complaining I click on a lot of them). How come it hasn't been brought down yet?

And when is the Onion going to be indicted for being funny and spotting absurdities.

Noirette | Feb 19, 2018 10:40:11 AM | 21

More seriously. The Russkies, e.g. Zakharova and Lavrov have said that the USA has gone mad, is in the grip of a crazed delusional hysteria (or words to that effect.) Why the hype?

1) Are we to see all this nonsense as merely an internal US matter, with the Dems planning an attack on Trump before he was elected, and subsequently promoting Russia as a blanket external enemy - as they can't accuse the Republicans, Banks or Big Corps, need an outside bogey, though they have post hoc also blamed the electorate, not smart.

Neatly fitting with that Trump did propose 'good' ( ) relations with Russia, in an attempt to actually conserve some, or even a major part, of US hegemony in the new 'multipolar' world. (Trump wanted to control and 'annex' the weaker partner, not a bad calculation.)

>> Russia is merely a mythical figure, breathing fire and red-clawed, in the wings, invisible, serving as a prop for the major contestants.

Naturally, ordinary US citizens are of no account beyond their role as potentially duped followers, adherents, minions, serfs, ciphers on a page, etc. Influencing opinion(s) the most efficiently is part of the competition, actualised through media, TV, internet, etc. etc.

2) The USA is *for real* gearing up for a meltdown war, against Russia in first place, and all the Media hype is aimed at getting US, NATO citizens to support it, or at least sleep in front of the TV and not object, and/or be controlled by various entities. The US PTB will never accept its loss of power/status and will destroy the world in a nuclear storm before it gives up.

Between 1-2 many intermediary scenarios exist.

?? - Sincere qu.

[Feb 18, 2018] 2018 Feb 18 - Russia Update

A nice YouTube video of dynamic creation of the cartoon
Feb 18, 2018 | www.youtube.com

News review for the week ending Feb 18th 2018, in which Robert Mueller named 13 Russians who allegedly conspired to alter the result of the 2016 election

View the archive at:
www.calvinsworldnews.com

Or why not check out my other website with classical music cartoons:
www.maestrocartoon.com

Or follow me on twitter @scottishcalvin

[Feb 18, 2018] All Around the Russkie Bush

Feb 18, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

gregga777 -> Looney Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:11 Permalink

All Around the Russkie Bush

All around the Russkie bush
The Weasels* chased the Trump
The Weasels thought 'twas all in fun
Pop! goes the Weasels

A million for Steele's dossier
A million for a pack o' lies
That's the way the money goes
Pop! goes the Weasels

A pound of lies by Susan Rice
A pound of lies by Hitlery
Mix it up and make it nice
Pop! goes the Weasels

*FBI (Feral Bureau of Weasels)

[Feb 10, 2018] The whole Russiagate story It reinforces what Mad magazine spoofed decades ago: our spies are just as dumb as theirs; perhaps even more so

Feb 10, 2018 | www.nytimes.com

Pennsylvania 11 hours ago

There's a certain irony in stuff like this that supersedes even righteous outrage. It reinforces what Mad magazine spoofed decades ago: our spies are just as dumb as theirs; perhaps even more so. And when you wade in the swamp, expect to attract leeches.

[Feb 07, 2018] Can we turn the Obama Presidential Library into a prison for Obama, Comey, etc.?

Feb 07, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

3-fingered_chemist Feb 7, 2018 9:33 AM Permalink

Can we turn the Obama Presidential Library into a prison for Obama, Comey, etc.?

[Feb 01, 2018] FISA Frivolity FBI Warns Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Secret Agencies

Feb 01, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

With the moment of truth - over-hyped dud or Democratic-establishment-crushing dream - looming in less than 24 hours, the headlines, finger-pointing, pettiness, and back-stabbing has reached 11 on the Spinal Tap amplifier of debacle... to the point where some humor in this FISA farce may help everyone get through the weekend.

The following is the latest to cross the wires...

Stressing that such an action would be highly reckless, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Thursday that releasing the "Nunes Memo" could potentially undermine faith in the massive, unaccountable government secret agencies of the United States.

"Making this memo public will almost certainly impede our ability to conduct clandestine activities operating outside any legal or judicial system on an international scale," said Wray, noting that it was essential that mutual trust exist between the American people and the vast, mysterious cabal given free rein to use any tactics necessary to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizens or subvert religious and political groups.

"If we take away the people's faith in this shadowy monolith exempt from any consequences, all that's left is an extensive network of rogue, unelected intelligence officers carrying out extrajudicial missions for a variety of subjective, and occasionally personal, reasons."

At press time, Wray confirmed the massive, unaccountable government secret agencies were unaware of any wrongdoing for violating constitutional rights.

...Yes, The Onion.

[Jan 29, 2018] At no point did I ever consider firing Mr. Mueller, tossing his body to snarling, mangy hounds, and having his head stuffed and mounted front and center above the Oval Office fireplace

Jan 29, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

henry hobson , 27 Jan 2018 11:23

DAVOS -- Maintaining that the notion didn't even cross his mind, President Trump reportedly insisted Friday that he never once thought about firing Robert Mueller, feeding him to a pack of rabid dogs, and mounting his head in the Oval Office as a trophy.

"At no point did I ever consider firing Mr. Mueller, tossing his body to snarling, mangy hounds, and having his head stuffed and mounted front and center above the Oval Office fireplace," said Trump, dismissing several reports that he had ordered the special counsel to be terminated from his post and torn limb from limb by starving Rottweilers before nailing his skull to a wooden plaque, but backed off when a top White House lawyer threatened to quit.

"It's also totally ridiculous to think that I would ever want Mueller gone for good, boiled alive, and chopped up into bloody chunks. The stories you're hearing about me trying to get rid of Mueller and then gutting him with a rusty ice pick are absolutely not true."

At press time, Trump asserted that if he ever did one day decide to forcibly castrate Mueller and set him on fire, it would be fully within his authority as president.

the onion

[Jan 27, 2018] "what did she destroy evidence of?" There is just so much to choose from.

Jan 27, 2018 | theconservativetreehouse.com

neal s says: January 27, 2018 at 4:14 pm

ltravisjr asks "what did she destroy evidence of?" There is just so much to choose from.
How about this joke

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar.

Donald leans over, and With A smile on his face, says, "The media are really tearing you apart for That Scandal." Hillary:

"You mean my lying about Benghazi?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean the massive voter fraud?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Using my secret private server with classified material to Hide my Activities?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything Else?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, Hiring Cronies, And taking
bribes from foreign countries?
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean the drones being operated in our own country without The Benefit of the law?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it Declared Bankruptcy
and was sold to the Chinese?"
Trump: "No,the other one."
Hillary: "You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Whitewater, Watergate committee, Vince Foster, commodity Deals?"
Trump: "No the other one:"
Hillary: "The IRS targeting conservatives?"
Trump: "No the other one:"
Hillary: "Turning Libya into chaos?"
Trump: "No the other one:"
Hillary: "Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?"
Trump: "No the other one:"
Hillary: "Turning our backs on Israel?"
Trump: "No the other one:"
Hillary: "The joke Iran Nuke deal? "
Trump: "No the other one:"
Hillary: "Leaving Iraq in chaos? "
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The DOJ spying on the press?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance Executives?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Giving our cronies in SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 Months Later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The NSA monitoring citizens' ?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on
departmental sexual misconduct?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Me, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Threats to all of Bill's former mistresses to keep them quiet"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "I give up! Oh wait, I think I've got it! When I stole the White House furniture,
silverware and China when Bill left Office?"
Trump: "THAT'S IT! I almost forgot about that one".
-- -- -- -- –
Sorry that doesn't actually answer your question. By the way, when I googled for
trump hillary "the other scandal"
I had trouble finding that joke, but duckduckgo.com had no trouble finding it at all.
Makes me think that google is deliberately trying to hide it.

[Jan 15, 2018] SNL See Bill Murray Play Steve Bannon in Cold Open Sketch

Jan 15, 2018 | www.rollingstone.com

Taking place on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe , Armisen's Wolff told Kate McKinnon's Mika Brzezinski and Alex Moffat's Joe Scarborough about some of the incredible anecdotes that the author omitted from Fire and Fury , including the "baby races."

"Trump would ask to have two babies placed in his office, usually of different ethnicities. Someone would put a bowl of Goldfish crackers on the other side of the room, and Trump would say 'One-thousand bucks on the blackboard,'" Wolff said.

When pressed on whether everything in the book was rooted in non-fiction, Wolff responded by telling Scarborough and Brzezinski to just enjoy the book. "Even the stuff that's not true, it's true," Wolff said.

[Jan 14, 2018] We didn't say he was playing well

Jan 14, 2018 | www.unz.com

fish , January 13, 2018 at 11:41 am GMT

@Anonymous

This is the Trump is playing 6D chess meme and I'm sorry but anyone who believes this at this point is an idiot.

We didn't say he was playing well.

[Jan 13, 2018] D.C. city council infuriates Russia by renaming street in front of Russian Embassy by Dan Boylan

Notable quotes:
"... According to the Moscow Times, another Duma deputy suggested that the address of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow should be renamed as "Severoamerikansky Tupik, 1," -- "North American Dead End, 1." ..."
Jan 10, 2018 | www.washingtontimes.com

Sparking an angry reaction halfway around the world, the D.C. Council voted to rename the street outside the Russian Embassy after a leading rival to President Vladimir Putin who was assassinated near the Kremlin in 2015. A portion of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Russian Embassy will now be known as "Boris Nemtsov Plaza," according to the D.C. Council .

... ... ...

According to the Moscow Times, another Duma deputy suggested that the address of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow should be renamed as "Severoamerikansky Tupik, 1," -- "North American Dead End, 1."

[Jan 11, 2018] Hiaasen Did I say 'brick' No, no, Donnie, I meant Ivanka's dumb as a stick!

Jan 08, 2018 | www.tallahassee.com

I understand why you're so angry about the new Michael Wolff book, especially some of the quotes attributed to me. I was as shocked as you were to see them in print.

For the record, I take full responsibility for letting Mr. Wolff hang out with me in the White House for so long. Apparently the dude was writing down everything I said, word for word.

Who does that? Nobody here at Breitbart News, that's for sure!

Please allow me to provide some context and clarification for my seemingly nasty comments about your family.

First, you know Ivanka and I have had our differences. It's no secret that she actually hates my guts, which is fine. Lots of people do. Almost anybody who's spent time with me, to be honest.

However, Wolff's book says I describe your daughter as "dumb as a brick," a phrase I've never used in my life.

Now, it's somewhat possible that – in an unguarded moment -- I said she was "dumb as a box of rocks," a phrase I use many times a day.

In fact, I say it so often that nobody who knows me takes it seriously anymore, or gets their itty-bitty feelings hurt.

[Jan 10, 2018] The Backstory of Laura Benanti's Melania Trump Speech Spoof on 'Late Show' (Q A) by Ashley Lee

Notable quotes:
"... to parody the GOP nominee's wife with a perfect pouty lip and spot-on Slovene accent. ..."
Jul 20, 2016 | www.hollywoodreporter.com

"The biggest rub is how stupid they think the American people are," says the Broadway star, who traveled for hours to parody the GOP nominee's wife with a perfect pouty lip and spot-on Slovene accent.

[Jan 10, 2018] Golden Globes: Host Seth Meyers Pokes Fun at "Stable Genius" Trump

"Remember when he was the guy making trouble with North Korea? Simpler times."
Jan 10, 2018 | www.hollywoodreporter.com

[Jan 08, 2018] Someone Spoofed Michael Wolff s Book About Trump And It s Comedy Gold

Highly recommended!
Many got the joke, however, many did not and it gained traction because it was "so plausible." This is what "confirmation bias" is about.
Notable quotes:
"... The parody paragraphs, below, describe Trump's (fictitious) frustration at not having "the gorilla channel" available on his White House bedroom television, and his staffers' subsequent amusing attempt to appease him ..."
"... Some people online at first incorrectly thought that the passages were actually featured in Wolff's book, in which Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon makes claims about the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election ..."
Jan 08, 2018 | www.huffingtonpost.com

A hilarious spoof excerpt purporting to be from Michael Wolff's new tell-all book about President Donald Trump's administration has gone viral. Twitter user @pixelatedboat , also known as Ben Ward of "milkshake duck" fame , shared a fake extract, which they joked was from Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House , online Thursday night.

The parody paragraphs, below, describe Trump's (fictitious) frustration at not having "the gorilla channel" available on his White House bedroom television, and his staffers' subsequent amusing attempt to appease him

Some people online at first incorrectly thought that the passages were actually featured in Wolff's book, in which Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon makes claims about the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

On his first night in the White House, President Trump complained that the TV in his bedroom was broken, because it didn't have "the gorilla channel". Trump seemed to be under the impression that a TV channel existed that screened nothing but gorilla-based content, 24 hours a day.

To appease Trump, White House staff compiled a number of gorilla documentaries into a makeshift gorilla channel, broadcast into Trump's bedroom from a hastily-constructed transmission tower on the South Lawn. However, Trump w as unhappy with the channel they had created, moaning that it was "boring" because "the gorillas aren't fighting".

Staff edited out all the parts of the documentaries where gorillas weren't hitting each other, and at last the president was satisfied. "On some days he'll watch the gorilla channel for 17 hours straight," an insider told me. "He kneels in front of the ТV with his face about four inches from the screen, and says encouraging things to the gorillas, like 'the way you hit that other gorilla was good'. I think he thinks the gorillas can hear him."

Many got the joke, however, but said it gained traction because it was "so plausible."

A sampling of the responses are below:

... ... ...

[Jan 08, 2018] RE Michael Wolff - rants raves

stlouis.craigslist.org

[Dec 30, 2017] EXPLOSIVE Senate email says anyone of Russian nationality or Russian descent will now be targeted

Dec 30, 2017 | theduran.com

geoff , December 29, 2017 1:49 PM

Max Boot, MAX BOOT everyone, he's obviously a Russian agent, he was born in Moscow, he MUST have ties to Putin if he was born in Moscow. He's a deep cover RUSSIAN AGENT, Max Boot everyone !!

VeeNarian (Yerevan) geoff , December 29, 2017 2:59 PM

Boot that Max! Lock him up!!!

[Dec 29, 2017] "Vovan" and "Lexus" presented their book on Moscow's bookfair - For whom the Phone Rings

Dec 29, 2017 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Lyttenburgh said in reply to Kooshy... 26 December 2017 at 06:11 PM

Last month or two, "Vovan" and "Lexus" presented their book on Moscow's bookfair - For whom the Phone Rings . Fun read, providing not only transcriptions of their phonecalls, but also the background information - how they acquired the phone number, who connected them to their victim, how they prepared for the prank, the context and consequences. Most of all they targeted Mikhail Saakashvili. The most damaging their prank was for Ihor Kolomoisky, back when he was still governor.

Oh, and Julia Ioffe (kicked out from the Politico) mentioned them two raskals in her latest (unreadable) article for the Atlantic - What Putin really wants .

[Dec 25, 2017] Sigh, Russian pranksters fool UN ambassador Nikki Haley, makes up a new country and the stupid Haley believes it

Binomo as a new county. Ohh those russians...
Dec 24, 2017 | www.moonofalabama.org

Nikki Haley's Binomo: UN Ambassador Duped By Russian Pranksters

December 24, 2017 Hunter Wallace Foreign Policy , Humor , MAGA , Neocons 27

I'm dying :

"The US ambassador to the United Nations has fallen victim to a phone prank perpetrated by a famous Russian duo, with whom she discussed the affairs of a fictional South China Sea island nation and the alleged harassment of the Ukrainian president by Kevin Spacey.

Notorious Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov (Vovan) and Alexey Stolyarov (Lexus) have managed to one-up the US government by calling Nikki Haley and tricking her into thinking that she was speaking with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

During the phone conversation, the pranksters probed Haley's opinion about the island nation of Binomo -- a fictional country located in the South China Sea not far from Vietnam, and invented by Vovan and Lexus for that occasion. "

When the pranksters told Haley that the country recently proclaimed independence and that the Russians have meddled in the elections held there she immediately replied "of course they did!" The ambassador also stated that the US is aware of the situation that it will continue to monitor it closely just as Washington deals with all issues "that keep coming up in the South China Sea." "

Skip to 11:25.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/9RgXL7byTF0 >

[Dec 24, 2017] Angelina Jolie write article with Nato chief!

Dec 24, 2017 | www.moonofalabama.org

Anonynmous | Dec 24, 2017 11:43:11 AM | 25

You cant make this up, Bimbo actor Angelina Jolie write article with Nato chief!

http://russia-insider.com/en/jens-stoltenberg-and-angelina-jolie-call-nato-intervention-promote-gender-equality/ri21993

Ort , Dec 24, 2017 11:58:23 AM | 26

Fröhliche Weihnachten, B und alles!

I hope my virtually-unused high school German isn't too rusty after 45 years. ;)
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@ Anonynmous | 25

The spectacle of Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie posturing as identity-politics paragons is... speaking of German, once again I wish for one of those unique German compound words that express a commonplace binary emotion: in this case, simultaneous amusement and annoyance.

So I'm making one up: lustigärgerlich . I find this bumptious odd couple lustigärgerlich.

To make a timely parallel, it's as if during the first Christmas, King Herod and Salome issued a proclamation urging the populace to be especially kind and considerate to children everywhere.

dh , Dec 24, 2017 12:05:06 PM | 28
@25, 26....That's the way it works. Any male who doesn't agree is a misogynist.

Brads Pitt is dating again BTW....but he's taking it very slowly.

http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1137484/brad-pitt-is-dating-again

[Dec 23, 2017] Slovenia is among the Coalition of the 128 NOT willing to be punked by USA. Melania better keep a low profile around Trump and Nikki

Dec 23, 2017 | marknesop.wordpress.com

Northern Star , , December 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Uh Oh Slovenia is among the Coalition of the 128 NOT willing to be punked by USA..

Maybe some panic stricken late night 911 DV calls from the WH??

Melania better keep a low profile around Trump and Nikki !!!!!! LOL!!

Jen , December 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm
India was naughty as well and Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley ought to have taken the Indian ambassador's name down as well. Maybe she'll even declare she won't ever set foot in India again. Her relatives there will breathe sighs of relief!
Cortes , December 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm
She's made herself untouchable.
Jen , December 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
Ha ha!
Moscow Exile , December 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm
She makes me Sikh

[Dec 19, 2017] Mark Ames Kathy Lally Was Caught Trying To Censor Journalism In Russia and Now Deceitfully Claims She's a Victim

Dec 19, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

We accompanied that with a prank in which we posed as Potanin calling the Washington Wizards for courtside seats, Harvard University business school to purchase a degree, and the Augusta National Golf Club -- brandishing Hiatt's article for access:

eXile : I am Russian banker, so-called robber baron capitalist, am interested in purchasing your degree.

Harvard : ( pause ) Uh, sir, you can't buy the degree, but you can enroll in our program. It's an intensive 9 week program, and you receive a certificate, not a degree.

eXile : No, this is no good. Do you realize who I am? Fred Hiatt wrote about me in today Washington Post, that I am not typical robber baron. I am ze baby billionaire.

Harvard : We read a lot about Russia and it sounds very exciting.

eXile : Of course it exciting. Now I vant Harvard degree.

Harvard : You can't buy a degree.

eXile : Maybe instead I build nice cafe for you on campus. Or I can donate small nightclub for Harvard degree.

Harvard : Sir, Harvard is a 350-year-old institution. It's not all just about money. We've turned down princes.

eXile : NOT ABOUT MONEY? Hah!

[Dec 09, 2017] The Year of the Headless [neo]Liberal Chicken

Notable quotes:
"... No, the corporate ruling classes' endgame here is to reestablish neoliberal "normality," so we can get back to the War on Terror (or whatever they'll be calling it by then), and put this neo-nationalist revolt against neoliberalism episode behind us. To do that, they will need to install some sort of hopey-changey, Obama-like messiah, or at least somebody who can play the part of POTUS like a normal person and not sit around the Oval Office gobbling McDonald's and retweeting racist memes by random British fascists. ..."
Dec 09, 2017 | www.counterpunch.org

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 has been the Year of the Rooster. Myself, I've decided to designate it the Year of the Headless [neo]Liberal Chicken. I don't mean that to be insulting or, all right, I guess I do, a little. But my heart goes out to [neo]Liberals, seriously. At this point, the amount of utterly baseless, contradictory propaganda, mass hysteria, and just flat out insanity the ruling classes have demanded they swallow is more than any human mind, no matter how medicated, could possibly handle. Is it any wonder so many of them of lost it and started seeing Nazis and Russians coming out of the woodwork? Just consider what the average liberal has been forced to try to cognitively reconcile since the tragic events of last November

First came the overwhelming shock of Hillary Clinton's loss to Trump, a repulsive, word salad-babbling buffoon with absolutely no political experience who the media had been portraying to [neo]Liberals as the Second Coming of Adolf Hitler. This was a candidate, let's recall, who jabbered about building a "beautiful wall" to protect us from the hordes of "Mexican rapists" and other "bad hombres" who were invading America, and who had boasted about grabbing women "by the pussy" like a prepubescent 6th grade boy. While he had served as a perfect foil for Clinton, and had provided hours of entertainment in a comic book villain kind of way, the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency was inconceivable in the minds of [neo]Liberals. So, when it happened, it was like the Martians had invaded.

Mass hysteria gripped the nation. There was beaucoup wailing and gnashing of teeth. [neo]Liberals began exhibiting irrational and, in some cases, rather disturbing behaviors. Many degenerated into dissociative states and just sat there with their phones for hours obsessively reloading the popular vote count, which Clinton had won, on FiveThirtyEight. Others festooned themselves with safety pins and went out looking for defenseless minorities who they could "demonstrate solidarity" with. Owen Jones flew in from London to join his colleague Steven Thrasher, who was organizing a guerilla force to resist " the normalization of Trump " and the global race war he was about to launch, which "not all of us were going to get out of alive."

In the weeks immediately following the election, the mainstream media inundated [neo]Liberals with pronouncements of the advent of an " Age of Darkness " and the " Triumph of White Supremacy " over the beneficent values of Globalism. Yes, it was pretty much the end of everything . America was facing nothing less than a descent into " racial Orwellianism ," " Zionist anti-Semitism ," and " the bottomless pit of Fascism " itself. [neo]Liberals, who by then had dispensed with the safety pins, immediately set about terrorizing their children with visions of the impending holocaust , which would be carried out by the genocidal, racist monsters who had voted for Trump.

At that point, the media had been hammering hard on the Trump-is-Hitler narrative for months, so they had to stick with that for a while. It had only been a few weeks, after all, since The Wall Street Journal The New York Times The Washington Post The Guardian , and numerous other establishment publications , had explained how Trump was using special fascist code words like "global elites," "international banks," and "lobbyists" to signal his virulent hatred of the Jews to the millions of Americans who, according to the media, were secretly Hitler-loving fascists.

This initial post-election propaganda was understandably somewhat awkward, as the plan had been to be able to celebrate the "Triumph of Love over the Forces of Hate," and the demise of the latest Hitlerian bogeyman. But this was the risk the ruling classes took when they chose to go ahead and Hitlerize Trump, which they wouldn't have done if they'd thought for a moment that he had a chance of actually winning the election. That's the tricky thing about Hitlerizing people. You need to be able to kill them, eventually. If you don't, when they turn out not to be Hitler, your narrative kind of falls apart, and the people you've fear-mongered into a frenzy of frothing, self-righteous fake-Hitler-hatred end up feeling like a bunch of dupes who'll believe anything the government tells them. This is why, normally, you only Hitlerize foreign despots you can kill with impunity. This is Hitlerization 101 stuff, which the ruling classes ignored in this case, which the left poor [neo]Liberals terrified that Trump was actually going to start building Trump-branded death camps and rounding up the Jews.

Fortunately, just in the nick of time, the ruling classes and their media mouthpieces rolled out the Russian Propaganda story. The Washington Post (whose owner's multimillion dollar deal with the CIA, of course, has absolutely no effect on the quality of its professional journalism) led the charge with this McCarthyite smear job , legitimizing the baseless allegations of some random website and a think tank staffed by charlatans like this "Russia expert," who appears not to speak a word of Russian or have any other "Russia expert" credentials, but is available both for television and Senate Intelligence Committee appearances. Numerous similar smear pieces followed. [neo]Liberals breathed a big sigh of relief that Hitler business had been getting kind of scary. How long can you go, after all, with Hitler stumbling around the White House before somebody has to go in there and shoot him?

In any event, by January, the media were playing down the Hitler stuff and going balls-out on the "Russiagate" story. According to The Washington Post (which, let's remember, is a serious newspaper, as opposed to a propaganda organ of the so-called US "Intelligence Community"), not only had the Russians "hacked" the election, but they had hacked the Vermont power grid ! Editorialists at The New York Times were declaring that Trump " had been appointed by Putin ," and that the USA was now "at war" with Russia. This was also around the time when [neo]Liberals first learned of the Trump-Russia Dossier , which detailed how Putin was blackmailing Trump with a video the FSB had shot of Trump and a bunch of Russian hookers peeing on a bed in a Moscow hotel in which Obama had allegedly slept.

This nonsense was reported completely straight-faced, and thus [neo]Liberals were forced to take it seriously. Imagine the cognitive dissonance they suffered. It was like that scene in 1984 when the Party abruptly switches enemies, and the war with Eurasia becomes the war with Eastasia. Suddenly, Trump wasn't Hitler anymore. Now he was a Russian sleeper agent who Putin had been blackmailing into destroying democracy with this incriminating "golden showers" video. Putin had presumably been "running" Trump since Trump's visit to Russia in 2013 to hobnob with "Russia-linked" Russian businessmen and attend the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. During the ensuing partying, Trump must have gotten loaded on Diet Coke and gotten carried away with those Russian hookers. Now, Putin had him by the short hairs and was forcing him to staff his Manchurian cabinet with corporate CEOs and Goldman Sachs guys, who probably had also been videotaped by the FSB in Moscow hotels paying hookers to pee on furniture, or performing whatever other type of seditious, perverted kink they were into.

Before the poor [neo]Liberals had time to process this, the ruling classes launched "the Resistance." You remember the Pussyhat People , don't you? And the global corporate PR campaign which accompanied their historic "Womens' March" on Washington? Do you remember [neo]Liberals like Michael Moore shrieking for the feds to arrest Donald Trump ? Or publications like The New York Times Salon , and many others, and even State Satirist Stephen Colbert accusing Trump and anyone who supported him of treason a crime, let's recall, that is punishable by death? Do you remember folks like William Kristol and Rob "the Meathead" Reiner demanding that the "deep state" launch a coup against Trump to rescue America from the Russian infiltrators?

Ironically, the roll-out of this "Russiagate" hysteria was so successful that it peaked too soon, and prematurely backlashed all over itself. By March, when Trump had not been arrested, nor otherwise removed from office, [neo]Liberals, who by that time the corporate media had teased into an incoherent, throbbing state of anticipation were well, rather disappointed. By April, they were exhibiting all the hallmark symptoms of clinical psychosis. This mental breakdown was due to the fact that the media pundits and government spooks who had been telling them that Trump was Hitler, and then a Russian sleeper agent, were now telling them that he wasn't so bad , because he'd pointlessly bombed a Syrian airstrip, and dropped a $314 million Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb on some alleged "terrorist caves" in Afghanistan.

As if [neo]Liberals' poor brains weren't rattled enough, the corporate media then switched back to, first, the Russian Propaganda narrative (which they expanded into a global threat), then, the Hitler stuff again, but this time Trump wasn't actually Hitler, because Putin was Hitler, or at least he was fomenting Hitlerism throughout the West with his legions of fascist hacker bots who were "influencing" unsuspecting consumers with their blitzkrieg of divisive "fake news" stories. Oh, yeah, and now Putin had also done Brexit , or Trump and Robert Mercer had, but they were working for Putin, who had also hacked the French election that he hadn't hacked , or whatever this was no time to worry about what had or hadn't actually happened. The peace and prosperity President Obama had reestablished throughout the West by incessantly bombing the Greater Middle East and bailing out his pals at the Wall Street banks was being torn asunder by Vladimir Putin, who at some point had apparently metamorphosized from a ruthless, former KGB autocrat into a white supremacist megalomaniac.

Right on cue, on the weekend of August 11-12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, where there had never been any history of racism , a "national gathering" of approximately five hundred tiki torch-bearing neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan types, and other white supremacists, many of them barking Nazi slogans, marched into the pages of history. Never before have so few fascists owed so much to the mainstream media, which showered them with overwrought coverage, triggering a national Nazi panic. [neo]Liberals poured into the streets, tearing down Confederate monuments, and otherwise signaling their total intolerance of the racism they had tolerated until a few days earlier. People named after Robert E. Lee , and horses named after General Lee's horse , went into hiding to until the panic subsided. This was wise, as by then the so-called anti-fascists were showing up in force at anything resembling a right-wing rally and stomping the living Hitler out of Nazis, and Trump supporters, and journalists, and well, anyone they didn't think looked quite right. This totally preemptively self-defensive, non-violent type of violent behavior, naturally, shocked and horrified [neo]Liberals, who are strongly opposed to all forms of violence that aren't carried out by the US military, or the police, or someone else wearing a uniform. Unsure as to whom they were supposed to condemn, the Nazis or the Antifa terrorists, they turned for guidance to the corporate ruling classes, who informed them it was time to censor the Internet

This made about as much sense as any of the other nonsense they'd been spoonfed so far, so [neo]Liberals decided to get behind it, or at least look the other way while it happened. Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter (and all the other corporations that control the Internet, the media, Hollywood, the publishing industry, and every other means of representing "reality") surely have people's best interests at heart. Plus, they're only censoring the Nazis, and the terrorists, and the Russian "fake news" disseminators, and, OK, a lot of leftist publications, and award-winning journalists , and anyone else espousing "divisive," anti-American, or anti-corporate, "extremist" views.

Look, I know what you're probably thinking, but it isn't like [neo]Liberals don't actually care about fundamental liberal values like freedom of the press and speech and all that. It's just that they desperately need the Democrats to take back the House and the Senate next year, so they can get on with impeaching Trump, and if they have to stand by while the corporations suppress a little leftist dissent, or, you know, transform the entire Internet into a massive, mind-numbing echo chamber of neo-McCarthyite corporate conformity well, sacrifices have to be made.

This can't go on forever, after all. This level of full-blown mass hysteria can only be sustained for so long. It's all fine and good to be able to whip people up into a frenzied mob, but at some point you need to have an endgame. The neoliberal ruling classes know this. Their endgame is actually fairly simple. Their plan is to (a) make an example of Trump to discourage any future billionaire idiots from screwing with their simulation of democracy, and (b) demonize anyone deviating from neoliberal ideology as a fascist, racist, or anti-Semite, or otherwise "abnormal" or "extremist." Their plan is not to incinerate the entire planet in a war with Russia. We're not on the brink of World War III, despite how many Twitter likes or Facebook shares it might get me to say that. Yes, eventually, they want to force Russia to return to the kind of "cooperation" it engaged in during the 1990s, when it was run by an incorrigible drunkard and the Goldman Sachs boys and their oligarch pals were looting the country for all it was worth but that has little to do with all this.

No, the corporate ruling classes' endgame here is to reestablish neoliberal "normality," so we can get back to the War on Terror (or whatever they'll be calling it by then), and put this neo-nationalist revolt against neoliberalism episode behind us. To do that, they will need to install some sort of hopey-changey, Obama-like messiah, or at least somebody who can play the part of POTUS like a normal person and not sit around the Oval Office gobbling McDonald's and retweeting racist memes by random British fascists.

The way things are going, that might take a while, but rest assured they'll get there eventually. Now that Robert Mueller has proved that Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin by obstructing an investigation by Comey into Michael Flynn's lying to the FBI about not colluding with the Russian ambassador on behalf of Israel at Kushner's behest, the dominoes are surely about to fall. Once they all have, and Donald Trump's head has been mounted on a spike on the White House lawn as a warning to any other potential usurpers, all this Russia and Nazi hysteria that has the poor [neo]Liberals running around like headless chickens will disappear. Russia will go back to being Russia. The North American Nazi Menace, deprived of daily media coverage, will go back to being a fringe phenomenon. [neo]Liberals will go back to ignoring politics (except identity politics, naturally) and obediently serving the global capitalist ruling elites that are destroying the planet, and the lives of millions of human beings, in order to increase their profit margins. Sure, there'll be a brief emotional hangover, once the adrenaline rush wears off and they look back at their tweets and Facebook posts, which in hindsight might convey the impression that they spent the better part of a year parroting whatever insane propaganda the corporate media pumped out at them, and otherwise behaving like Good Americans but then, that's what the "delete" key is for. Join the debate on Facebook More articles by: CJ Hopkins C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[Dec 07, 2017] A truly hilarious skit spoofing Chuck Hagel's hearing, that the public didn't get to see. Well worth viewing.

Dec 05, 2017 | www.unz.com
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2ce_1360619328

[Dec 06, 2017] Is it true that there is a statue of Saint Hillary Our Lady of the Van Toss in the foyer of the FBI's DC headquarters?

Dec 06, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com

Whoa Dammit -> yaright , Dec 6, 2017 12:27 PM

Is it true that there is a statue of Saint Hillary Our Lady of the Van Toss in the foyer of the FBI's DC headquarters?

[Nov 30, 2017] The Dog that Didn't Bark, by If the neoliberal dogma forbids taxing, if the offshore are sacred, what remains for a diligent leader but a plush five-star hotel and a band of experienced torturers?

Nov 30, 2017 | www.unz.com

Hundreds of other princes and gentlemen were tortured, too, until they agreed to surrender their ill-gotten assets, 70% of all they have. As I write, and as you read these lines, the torture goes on, and so far MBS has already milked his victims of hundreds of billions $$ worth of cash and assets.

"An Extortion racket", you'll exclaim. Perhaps MBS watched The Godfather in his impressionable youth and was impressed by efficiency of their methods. However, he has solved, or rather is in the process of solving, the problem of solvency.

Perhaps this is the method to be advised to Trump and Putin, as well as to other leaders? If the neoliberal dogma forbids taxing, if the offshore are sacred, what remains for a diligent leader but a plush five-star hotel and a band of experienced torturers?

[Nov 08, 2017] Top-Ten Criteria for being a Putin Stooge, and a Chance at Winning A One Way Lottery Ticket to the Gala Gitmo Hotel

Nov 08, 2017 | consortiumnews.com

Extracted from comments to Learning to Love McCarthyism By Robert Parry

Howard Mettee , November 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Bob,

You are one of the very few critical journalists today willing to print objective measures of the truth, while the MSM spins out of control under the guise of "protecting America" (and their vital sources), while at the same time actually undermining the very principles of a working democracy they sanctimoniously pretend to defend. It makes me nostalgic for the McCarthy era, when we could safely satirize the Army-McCarthy Hearings (unless you were a witness!). I offer the following as a retrospective of a lost era.:

Top-Ten Criteria for being a Putin Stooge, and a Chance at Winning A One Way Lottery Ticket to the Gala Gitmo Hotel:

(1) Reading Consortium News, Truth Dig, The Real News Network, RT and Al Jeziera

(2) Drinking Starbucks and vodka at the Russian Tea Room with Russian tourists (with an embedded FSS agent) in NYC.

(3) Meeting suspicious tour guides in Red Square who accept dollars for their historical jokes.

(4) Claiming to catch a cell phone photo of the Putin limousine passing through the Kremlin Tower gate.

(4) Starting a joint venture with a Russian trading partner who sells grain to feed Putin's stable of stallions.

(5) Catching the flu while being sneezed upon in Niagara Falls by a Russian violinist.

(6) Finding the hidden jewels in the Twelfth Chair were nothing but cut glass.

(7) Reading War and Peace on the Brighton Beach ferry.

(8) Playing the iPod version of Rachmaninoff's "Vespers" through ear buds while attending mass in Dallas, TX..

(9) Water skiing on the Potomac flying a pennant saying "Wasn't Boris Good Enough?"

(10) Having audibly chuckled even once at items (1) -- (9).

Abe , November 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm

The Russia-gate "witch-hunt" has graduated from McCarthyism to full Monty Pythonism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3jt5ibfRzw

[Nov 07, 2017] The deep economic complementarily of Ukraine and Europe. We have prostitutes; you have johns. Let's make a deal

Nov 06, 2017 | marknesop.wordpress.com

November 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Did not the Kremlin Stooges predict this years ago?

http://theduran.com/new-migration-data-shows-every-fourth-prostitute-europe-citizen-ukraine/

The international organization for migration has published official data which shows that every fourth prostitute in Europe is a citizen of Ukraine.

The article discusses pamphlets that are distributed to young Ukrainian girls/women advising them on how to survive and flourish in new realities of life in the EU.

the Ukrainian labor market is being formed and is growing. Even if there is no other work and none is expected, girls should know that Europe will take care of them. The younger generation of Ukrainian schoolgirls will find out how to apply themselves If you are involved in the sex business, then this brochure is for you," it is said in the introduction. "You have chosen a very dangerous profession, but if you always follow these simple rules, then you will get a chance to live a long life You shouldn't serve several clients alone, you should avoid drunk clients, and also always to take payment in advance. And when you go to the client's apartment, try to learn in what district of the city it is located, give preference to hotels".

marknesop , November 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm

It's okay if you're a hooker, and all you have to sell is yourself. You have chosen a dangerous profession, but really the writing was on the wall, wasn't it, if only you'd had sense to read it? And the economic calamity which has come to pass in your country is really no concern of ours, while for our part we are not too upset at being offered the choice of some of the most beautiful young women on the planet, who will do anything you say for a handful of euros.

Here's to your bright new future in the EU. Incredible. I wonder if Poroshenko will tout this statistic as another validation of Ukrainians' confidence in his leadership.

Ryan Ward , November 7, 2017 at 5:44 am
Either that or the deep economic complementarity of Ukraine and Europe. We have prostitutes; you have johns. Let's make a deal

[Nov 04, 2017] Who's Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO by C. J. Hopkins

Highly recommended!
These tactics do not just suppress information. They enforce conformity at much deeper level.
Notable quotes:
"... I am using the Orwellian verb "unperson" playfully, but I'm also trying to be precise. What's happening isn't censorship, technically, at least not in the majority of cases. While there are examples of classic censorship (e.g., in the UK, France, and Germany), apart from so-called "terrorist content," most governments aren't formally banning expressions of anti-corporatist dissent. This isn't Czechoslovakia, after all. This is global capitalism, where the repression of dissent is a little more subtle. The point of Google unpersoning CounterPunch (and probably many other publications) and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists like Hedges is not to prevent them from publishing their work or otherwise render them invisible to readers. The goal is to delegitmize them, and thus decrease traffic to their websites and articles, and ultimately drive them out of business, if possible. ..."
"... Another objective of this non-censorship censorship is discouraging writers like myself from contributing to publications like CounterPunch, Truthdig, Alternet, Global Research, and any other publications the corporatocracy deems "illegitimate." Google unpersoning a writer like Hedges is a message to other non-ball-playing writers. The message is, "this could happen to you." This message is meant for other journalists, primarily, but it's also aimed at writers like myself who are making a living (to whatever degree) writing and selling what we think of as "literature." ..."
"... These tactics do not just suppress information. They enforce conformity at much deeper level. ..."
"... Chomsky explains how this system operates in What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream . It isn't a question of censorship the system operates on rewards and punishments, financial and emotional coercion, and subtler forms of intimidation. Making examples of non-cooperators is a particularly effective tactic. Ask any one of the countless women whose careers have been destroyed by Harvey Weinstein, or anyone who's been to graduate school, or worked at a major corporation. ..."
"... C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org . ..."
Nov 04, 2017 | www.unz.com

On November 30, 2016, presumably right at the stroke of midnight, Google Inc. unpersoned CounterPunch. They didn't send out a press release or anything. They just quietly removed it from the Google News aggregator. Not very many people noticed. This happened just as the "fake news" hysteria was being unleashed by the corporate media, right around the time The Washington Post ran this neo-McCarthyite smear piece vicariously accusing CounterPunch, and a number of other publications, of being "peddlers of Russian propaganda." As I'm sure you'll recall, that astounding piece of "journalism" (which The Post was promptly forced to disavow with an absurd disclaimer but has refused to retract) was based on the claims of an anonymous website apparently staffed by a couple of teenagers and a formerly rabidly anti-Communist, now rabidly anti-Putin think tank. Little did most people know at the time that these were just the opening salvos in what has turned out to be an all-out crackdown on any and all forms of vocal opposition to the global corporate ruling classes and their attempts to quash the ongoing nationalist backlash against their neoliberal agenda.

Almost a year later, things are much clearer. If you haven't been following this story closely, and you care at all about freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and that kind of stuff, you may want to take an hour or two and catch up a bit on what's been happening. I offered a few examples of some of the measures governments and corporations have been taking to stifle expressions of dissent in my latest piece in CounterPunch , and there are many more detailed articles online, like this one by Andre Damon from July, and this follow-up he published last week (which reports that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges has also been unpersoned). Or, if you're the type of soul who only believes what corporations tell you, and who automatically dismisses anything published by a Trotskyist website, here's one from last December in The Guardian , and an op-ed in The New York Times , both of which at least report what Google, Twitter, and Facebook are up to. Or you could read this piece by Robert Parry , who also has "legitimate" (i.e., corporate) credentials, and who hasn't been unpersoned just yet, although I'm sure they'll get around to him eventually.

I am using the Orwellian verb "unperson" playfully, but I'm also trying to be precise. What's happening isn't censorship, technically, at least not in the majority of cases. While there are examples of classic censorship (e.g., in the UK, France, and Germany), apart from so-called "terrorist content," most governments aren't formally banning expressions of anti-corporatist dissent. This isn't Czechoslovakia, after all. This is global capitalism, where the repression of dissent is a little more subtle. The point of Google unpersoning CounterPunch (and probably many other publications) and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists like Hedges is not to prevent them from publishing their work or otherwise render them invisible to readers. The goal is to delegitmize them, and thus decrease traffic to their websites and articles, and ultimately drive them out of business, if possible.

Another objective of this non-censorship censorship is discouraging writers like myself from contributing to publications like CounterPunch, Truthdig, Alternet, Global Research, and any other publications the corporatocracy deems "illegitimate." Google unpersoning a writer like Hedges is a message to other non-ball-playing writers. The message is, "this could happen to you." This message is meant for other journalists, primarily, but it's also aimed at writers like myself who are making a living (to whatever degree) writing and selling what we think of as "literature."

Yes, as you've probably guessed by now, in addition to writing political satire, I am, as rogue journalist Caitlin Johnstone so aptly put it once, an "elitist wanker." I've spent the majority of my adult life writing stage plays and working in the theater, and it doesn't get any more elitist than that. My plays are published by "establishment" publishers, have won a few awards, and have been produced internationally. I recently published my "debut novel" (which is what you call it if you're an elitist wanker) and am currently trying to promote and sell it. I mention this, not to blow my little horn, but to the set the stage to try to illustrate how these post-Orwellian intimidation tactics (i.e., unpersoning people from the Internet) work. These tactics do not just suppress information. They enforce conformity at much deeper level.

The depressing fact of the matter is, in our brave new Internet-dominated world, corporations like Google, Twitter, and Facebook (not to mention Amazon), are, for elitist wankers like me, in the immortal words of Colonel Kurz, "either friends or they are truly enemies to be feared." If you are in the elitist wanker business, regardless of whether you're Jonathan Franzen, Garth Risk Hallberg, Margaret Atwood, or some "mid-list" or "emerging" author, there is no getting around these corporations. So it's kind of foolish, professionally speaking, to write a bunch of essays that will piss them off, and then publish these essays in CounterPunch. Literary agents advise against this. Other elitist literary wankers, once they discover what you've been doing, will avoid you like the bubonic plague. Although it's perfectly fine to write books and movies about fictional evil corporations, writing about how real corporations are using their power to mold societies into self-policing virtual prisons of politically-correct, authoritarian consumers is well, it's something that is just not done in professional elitist wanker circles.

Normally, all this goes without saying, as these days most elitist wankers are trained how to write, and read, and think, in MFA conformity factories, where they screen out any unstable weirdos with unhealthy interests in political matters. This is to avoid embarrassing episodes like Harold Pinter's Nobel Prize lecture (which, if you haven't read it, you probably should), and is why so much of contemporary literature is so well-behaved and instantly forgettable. This institutionalized screening system is also why the majority of journalists employed by mainstream media outlets understand, without having to be told, what they are, and are not, allowed to report. Chomsky explains how this system operates in What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream . It isn't a question of censorship the system operates on rewards and punishments, financial and emotional coercion, and subtler forms of intimidation. Making examples of non-cooperators is a particularly effective tactic. Ask any one of the countless women whose careers have been destroyed by Harvey Weinstein, or anyone who's been to graduate school, or worked at a major corporation.

Or let me provide you with a personal example.

A couple weeks ago, I googled myself (which we elitist wankers are wont to do), and noticed that two of my published books had disappeared from the "Knowledge Panel" that appears in the upper right of the search results. I also noticed that the people "People Also Search For" in the panel had changed. For years, consistently, the people you saw there had been a variety of other elitist literary wankers and leftist types. Suddenly, they were all rather right-wing types, people like Ilana Mercer and John Derbyshire, and other VDARE writers. So that was a little disconcerting.

I set out to contact the Google Search specialists to inquire about this mysterious development, and was directed to a series of unhelpful web pages directing me to other unhelpful pages with little boxes where you can write and submit a complaint to Google, which they will completely ignore. Being an elitist literary wanker, I also wrote to Google Books, and exchanged a number of cordial emails with an entity (let's call her Ms. O'Brien) who explained that, for "a variety of reasons," the "visibility" of my books (which had been consistently visible for many years) was subject to change from day to day, and that, regrettably, she couldn't assist me further, and that sending her additional cordial emails was probably a pointless waste of time. Ms. O'Brien was also pleased to report that my books had been restored to "visibility," which, of course, when I checked, they hadn't.

"Whatever," I told myself, "this is silly. It's probably just some IT thing, maybe Google Books updating its records, or something." However, I was still perplexed by the "People Also Search For" switcheroo, because it's kind of misleading to link my writing to that of a bunch of serious right-wingers. Imagine, if you were a dystopian sci-fi fan, and you googled me to check out my book and see what else I had written, and so on, and my Google "Knowledge Panel" popped up and displayed all these far-right VDARE folks. Unless you're a far-right VDARE type yourself, that might be a little bit of a turn-off.

At that point, I wondered if I was getting paranoid. Because Google Search runs on algorithms, right? And my political satire and commentary is published, not only in CounterPunch, but also in The Unz Review, where these far-right-wing types are also published. Moreover, my pieces are often reposted by what appear to be "Russia-linked" websites, and everyone knows that the Russians are all a bunch of white supremacists, right? On top of which, it's not like I'm Stephen King here. I am hardly famous enough to warrant the attention of any post-Orwellian corporate conspiracy to stigmatize anti-establishment dissent by manipulating how authors are displayed on Google (i.e., subtly linking them to white supremacists, anti-Semites, and others of that ilk).

So, okay, I reasoned, what probably happened was over the course of twenty-four hours, for no logical reason whatsoever, all the folks who had been googling me (along with other leftist and literary figures) suddenly stopped googling me, all at once, while, more or less at the exact same time, hundreds of right-wingers started googling me (along with those white supremacist types they had, theoretically, already been googling). That kind of makes sense when you think about it, right? I mean, Google couldn't be doing this intentionally. It must have been some sort of algorithm that detected this sudden, seismic shift in the demographic of people googling me.

Or, I don't know, does that possibly sound like a desperate attempt to rationalize the malicious behavior of an unaccountable, more or less god-like, global corporation that wields the power of life and death over my book sales and profile on the Internet (a more or less god-like global corporation that could do a lot of additional damage to my sales and reputation with complete impunity once the piece you're reading is published)? Or am I simply getting paranoid, and, in fact, I've developed a secret white supremacist fan base without my knowledge? Only Google knows for sure.

Such are the conundrums elitist literary wankers have to face these days that is, those of us wankers who haven't learned to keep our fucking mouths shut yet. Probably the safest course of action, regardless of whether I'm being paranoid or Google does have me on some kind of list, is to lay off the anti-corporatist essays, and definitely stop contributing to CounterPunch, not to mention The Unz Review, and probably also give up the whole dystopian satire novel thing, and ensure that my second novel conforms to the "normal" elitist wanker rules (which every literary wanker knows, but which, technically, do not exist). Who knows, if I play my cards right, maybe I can even sell the rights to Miramax, or okay, some other corporation.

Once that happens, I assume that Google will want to restore me to normal personhood, and return my books to visibility, and I will ride off into the Hollywood sunset with the Clintons, Clooneys, and Pichais, and maybe even Barack Obama himself, if he isn't off jet skiing with Richard Branson, or having dinner with Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, who just happen to live right down the street, or hawking the TPP on television. By that time, CounterPunch and all those other "illegitimate" publications will have been forced onto the dark web anyway, so I won't be giving up all that much. I know, that sounds pretty cold and cynical, but my liberal friends will understand I just hope all my new white supremacist fans will find it in their hearts to forgive me.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

anonymous , • Disclaimer November 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm GMT

Thank you for mustering the courage and then taking the time to spell out these outrages in a straightforward, unemotional way. I've appreciated the humor that centers your other essays, but there's not a damned thing funny about this.

But why are things as they are? With billions aplenty, our rulers must be driven by their libido dominandi. We're left to wonder only whether they get off more on ostracizing the Hopkinses, on buying the politicians, or on herding the sheep from bathrooms to statues to flags.

[Oct 30, 2017] Russian Content May Have Reached 126 Million Facebook Users, There Is Just One Catch

Oct 30, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com

... having spent $100,000 on Facebook ads, and unleashed a troll army to wrote Facebook posts - which had a 0.004% change of being read - Putin then went for the kill, and assured himself a Trump presidency by splurging another $4,700 for Google ads and creating an additional 43 hours of video content. The rest is history.

[Oct 28, 2017] A Review of What Happened by an Author Who Insists He Has Never Heard of Hillary Clinton or the 2016 Election Politics by Emmett Rensin

Hilarious and very sharp critique of the new Hillary book. What Happened ,
Oct 04, 2017 | www.pastemagazine.com

Throughout What Happened , Clinton gives us a taste of her literary influences, beginning each section, and each chapter, and sometimes inserting inside of chapters, quotations from Harriet Tubman, Friedrich Nietzsche, A League of Their Own , Rainer Maria Rilke, Eleanor Roosevelt, TS Eliot, George Bernard Shaw, Carl Sandburg, "a sign in my house", Nora Ephron, Muriel Rukeyser, JM Barrie, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Flannery O'Connor, WB Yeats, "a Chinese proverb", "an African proverb", Fyodor Dostoevsky, Robert Frost, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela , Henry James, and Pope John XIII. I do not know who any of those people are. It seems I've lost them along with every other person in this book. But from the quotations, you can tell that each of them is an advocate for kindness, perseverance, truth, and decency. You can see how each of them helped shape Clinton and her thoughts.

After learning so much about Clinton, it is difficult to read her account of the campaign itself when it arrives slightly more than halfway through the book. It is terrible to witness the tragedy unfold. Clinton ran for president, she says early on, because she "thought I would be good at the job." Others agree, including the current president, Barack Obama , who announces at her convention that she is the most qualified candidate to ever run despite -- Clinton notes -- their disagreement on issues including environmental regulation and an unspecified conflict in Syria (their respective positions are not detailed; however, my research indicates that Clinton was widely believed to be "the most progressive candidate" in history, so one imagines that she disapproved of President Obama's bellicose stance on the issue). But despite her qualifications, or perhaps due to them, Clinton endures a cruelty and depth of opposition unlike anything endured by a candidate for the presidency before her.

First, she faces a primary against a disruptive charlatan. Senator Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat, she tells us, but a socialist attempting to "disrupt" the party. Sanders is at once nearly identical to Clinton on the issues ("because we agreed on so much, Bernie couldn't make an argument against me in this area on policy, so he had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character," she writes) and hopelessly reactionary -- a man willing to compromise on Clinton's key issues of gun violence and racial justice in order to give free "ponies", "magic abs", and taxpayer-funded college education to rich children. Sanders' supporters are vicious -- Clinton calls them "Bernie Bros" twice in her book -- and go so far as to boo her at the Democratic National Convention. Sanders himself, despite campaigning for Clinton (something she graciously "appreciated"), refused to endorse her for nearly a month after the end of their contest. Despite Clinton's record and character, Sanders attacked her integrity even after the delegate math is done. This shameless new anti-Clinton strategy "[paves] the way for Donald Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign" during the general and does "lasting damage" to the party.

None of this compares to what comes next. In a section called "Frustration," Clinton reveals that it was not only her Republican opponent who she was up against in the general election last year. Beyond Trump, Clinton must contend with a news media that operates under special "Clinton rules" designed to make all of her behavior appear nefarious, most notably a server management issue during her time at the State Department. She is attacked by Republican congressmen and Senators, who haul her before pointless special committees in order to score cheap political points on TV. She is "knifed" by FBI director James Comey, whose release of a damning and unprecedented letter only days before the election costs Clinton essential margins in several states. Beyond all of this, Clinton faces an unprecedented espionage effort by a man named Vladimir Putin. Putin, Clinton tells us, has a personal grudge against her born of her previous work as Secretary of State and in order to keep her from the presidency, he orders Russian intelligence services to attack her candidacy on all fronts.

The Russians seed propaganda through American social media networks. They steal internal emails from her campaign and release them at the most damaging possible times. They hack voting systems and even collaborate directly with members of Trump's campaign. This was an act of war, Clinton writes, and one cannot help but sense an unspoken anger at President Obama, who knew what was going on, but chose not to make a public declaration.

In other reviews of What Happened, I have seen the claim that Clinton refuses to take responsibility for her loss. Perhaps this is in reference to some other book or statement long since lost to my memory, because in this book, it simply isn't true. In nearly every chapter, Clinton repeats some version of the idea that the blame for losing the 2016 election rests with her alone. It is only that given everything else we learn -- given the "tribalism" of the electorate, the vendetta of the Russians, the opposition that she, like all subversive figures, faced from even her own state's secret police -- given all of those things and how all of those things are invariably mentioned either immediately before or immediately after any moment when Clinton takes responsibility for her defeat, given all of that it is difficult to escape the impression that while she might take the blame, no reasonable person would put the blame on Clinton.

Indeed the strangest element of What Happened is the widespread belief, both within and without the Clinton campaign, that she would win. I can only take her word that this was widely believed, but it is difficult to fathom. The Clinton I discovered in these pages was a radical. From the moment she left her position as president of Wellesley's Republican club (a detail she mentioned, much to my shock, in the book's final pages), Clinton fought relentlessly against the entrenched, reactionary forces of her nation. As a young woman, she demonstrated against the imperial war in Vietnam. As an attorney, she was on the front lines against Jim Crow. In public service, she stood up not only to despots like Vladimir Putin, but to the most powerful corporations in the United States, proposing redistributive taxes and "truly universal" health care, even flirting with a guaranteed basic income funded by capital derivatives from nationalized resource services.

Writing about the decline of American labor solidarity, Clinton writes that "being part of a union is an important part of someone's personal identity. It helps shape the way you view the world and think about politics. When that's gone, it means a lot of people stop identifying primarily as workers -- and voting accordingly -- and start identifying and voting as white, male, rural, or all of the above." This account of class-consciousness puts Clinton to the left of even celebrated American essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates. How could anyone be naïve enough to believe that her victory was guaranteed? She was a radical taking on the establishment and the establishment is never more vicious than when it is protecting itself from a figure who has proven herself willing and able to defeat them. For the Clinton of What Happened to win the Presidency in a country like the United States would have been miraculous. Nothing in the history I can remember suggests that this was ever likely.

[Oct 24, 2017] The Blind Justice Lady is real

Oct 24, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com

AlaricBalth -> Creepy_Azz_Crackaah , Oct 24, 2017 1:03 PM

"Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status. The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic..."

Spewed coffee after reading this quote.

E.F. Mutton -> Gerry Fletcher , Oct 24, 2017 12:57 PM

The Blind Justice Lady is real, she just has a .45 at the back of her head held by Hillary

And don't even ask where Bill's finger is

[Oct 23, 2017]