Apr 202024

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Batshit Crazy America (James Howard Kunstler)
Speaker Johnson’s Ignominious Betrayal (David Stockman)
Oil Prices Spike After Israel Strikes Iran (RT)
Only Hamas Wants Bigger War As Iran, Israel Signal Strikes ‘Done’ (ZH)
Israeli Settlers, Soldiers ‘Wiping Palestinian Communities Off the Map (CD)
West Plotting To Assassinate Zelensky – Medvedev (RT)
The West ‘One Step Away’ From Sending Troops to Ukraine – Orban (Sp.)
Russia Ready For Ukraine Talks, But Not With Zelensky – Lavrov (TASS)
No Ceasefire With Ukraine Even If Talks Start – Lavrov (RT)
Apple Removes Popular Messaging Apps In China (RT)
This Is What The Digital Revolution Brought Us (Paul Craig Roberts)
Trump Media Stock Spikes After CEO Pens “Naked” Short Letter (ZH)
Boeing Whistleblower Threatened With ‘Physical Harm’ – CNN (RT)
Impending Event Could Push Price Of Bitcoin Into Stratosphere (RT)





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Blame the women? You’d think not, but then you see Hillary, Pelosi, Fani, Laetitia et al. With “Joe Biden” as the male role model. Maybe Jim has a point.

Batshit Crazy America (James Howard Kunstler)

Before the saints come marching in, the human archetypes strut down the avenue in their revealing regalia. Do you know why the archetypal batshit crazy women of the Democratic Party adore “Joe Biden?” I’ll tell you: because he represents perfectly and exactly the “patriarchy” they revile in his floridly comic senescence. “Joe Biden” is the patriarchy disabled, feeble, feckless, impotent, and reduced to inanity. He would be pitiful if the patriarchy itself were not so contemptible. This is exactly how the batshit crazy women want it to look. Do you wonder why “progressive” (i.e. batshit crazy) elite class women seem so unperturbed about the conspicuous number of rapes committed by “newcomers,” as they style illegal border-jumpers these days, who are by an overwhelming percentage “military-age men”? Because, having functionally transformed the ranks of American men into eunuchs, they relish the arrival of so many wild and lustful fellows on the scene, as long as post the imagined bodice-ripping exploits they can be dominated and domesticated — turned into so many swimming pool cleaners and busboys to be ordered around.

Of course, much of that archetypal psychodrama is only played out in the batshit crazy mind of batshit crazy women; for the sake of decorum it is never acted-out. The lurid, shameful fantasies are instead displaced onto Donald Trump, the archetypal “Big Daddy” who so insolently evaded the castration shears of Hillary Clinton — with the help of Russian arch-rapist “Putin” — and keeps on coming at the batshit-crazy women like Jason Voorhees, the psycho-killer in the Friday the 13th horror series (Qu’est-ce que c’est, ladies?) Proof of Mr. Trump’s rapey-ness has been finally and formally declared in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial. It’s certified, you see, though the trial itself was a joke of performative pretense. All you really need is a cast of characters, including the judge, Lewis Kaplan, who are sufficiently deranged and degenerate to carry out the performance.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James was up next to attempt the financial castration of Mr. Trump with an artfully concocted civil case that magically transformed a normal real estate transaction into a victimless fraud (say, what?), prompting the Rumpelstiltskin-like Judge Arthur Engoron to declare an unprecedented cash penalty of $354-million, designed to enable the confiscation and forced sale of Mr. Trump’s buildings. That hasn’t quite worked yet, and may never work, given how appeals courts up to SCOTUS might view the malicious prosecution based on Ms. James’s repeated campaign promise to. . . pin something on Trump. Batshit crazy “progressives” have managed to not notice how inconsistent with American legal precedent this case was — because they held all the levers of power in New York State: governorship, legislature, and AG’s office, and their power to do whatever they liked was all that mattered.

For the moment Judge Juan Merchan presides over Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s fake case of 34 clerical misdemeanors (past the statute of limitations on them), repurposed as felonies committed for the intention of breaking some federal election law (unspecified). Last time I checked, county courts have no jurisdiction over federal law, most particularly unspecified federal law, which is to say no law at all. The question nobody has asked or answered is: what is the flaw in our system of jurisprudence that allows such an insane and preposterous case to play out so harmfully? I can only suppose that this is what happens when ethics and moral codes are brutally excised from the larger culture that law is but one part of. It is the way of Homo sapiens that moral codes derive generally from the supervision of fathers in the upbringing of human young and, later on, as children develop into adults, these codes are archetypally re-enacted and enforced by men in the greater social matrix. Why? Because it requires a strong sense of boundaries. Boundaries are the essence of the “patriarchy.”

Remove men from the scene, or castrate them politically, and you are sure to end up with a problem knowing right from wrong. We’re apparently subject now to the misrule of women with boundary problems who, for one reason or another, rebelled against Daddy and never got over it. It’s a peculiar irony — so far unexplicated by the hierophants of social theory — that the more affluent and successful Daddy was, the more he was hated for it by his female offspring. The result of all that is the Democratic Party of our time as run by the batshit crazy women, fearful of sex and its consequence (babies), paradoxically subject to biological promptings and unable to find suitable mates among the men they’ve turned into eunuchs of one sort or another; resentful of the dull managerial jobs that have replaced the anathematized “jobs” of motherhood; filled with rage and revenge fantasies which, because of their boundary problems, have now extended to willing the destruction of our country. It’s an uninviting view of what’s happened to us, but there it is, like so much meat on the table.

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“..you truly have to wonder about what miniature minds like Congressman Johnson’s are actually thinking..”

Speaker Johnson’s Ignominious Betrayal (David Stockman)

Speaker Johnson’s ignominious betrayal of fiscal sanity might well be the death knell for the GOP. He is apparently risking his speakership on behalf of $95 billion of foreign aid boondoggles that Uncle Sam cannot remotely afford, and which actually provide zero benefit to the homeland security of America. And we do mean zero, as in nothing, nichts, nada, nyet and nugatory, as we amplify below. What Johnson’s impending Waterloo means, therefore, is not merely the prospect of another wild and wooly succession battle, but actually that there is no point at all in the preservation of a Republican majority and GOP House Speaker. After all, the Washington GOP has become so infected with neocon warmongers and careerist pols who spend a lifetime basking in the imperial projects and pretensions of the world’s War Capital that apparently the best the House GOP caucus could do when it ejected the previous careerist deep stater from the Speaker’s chair was to tap the dim-witted nincompoop who currently occupies it.

The Republican party is thus truly beyond redemption. As JFK once said about the CIA, its needs to be splintered into a thousand pieces and swept into the dustbin of history. Indeed, when you look at the calamitous fiscal trajectory embedded in the CBO’s latest 30-year fiscal outlook, you truly have to wonder about what miniature minds like Congressman Johnson’s are actually thinking. That is to say, the latest CBO report published in March presumes that there will never be another recession and no inflation flare-up, interest rate spike, global energy dislocation, prolonged Forever War or any other imaginable crisis ever again—just smooth economic sailing for the next 30 years. And yet, and then. Even by the math of this Rosy Scenario on steroids the public debt will reach $140 trillion at minimum by 2054. In turn, that would cause interest payments on the public debt with rates no higher than those which prevailed between 1986 and 1997 to reach $10 trillion per year.

You simply don’t need paragraphs, pages and whole monographs worth of analysis and amplification to understand where that is going. The nation’s fisc is now on the cusp of descending into the maws of a doomsday machine. So how in the world do these elements of Johnson’s offering make even the remotest sense? Speaker Johnson’s Foreign Aid Boondoggle: Indo-Pacific aid: $8.1 billion. Israel: $26.4 billion. Ukraine: $60.8 billion. Total: $95.3 billion. Apparently, it’s because Johnson and a good share of the Washington GOP have succumbed wholesale to neocon paranoia, stupidity, lies and hollow excuses for warmongering. For crying out loud, Putin has no interest in molesting the Poles, to say nothing of storming the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. He is certainly no Ghandi, but well more than smart enough to recognize that with Russia’s GDP of $2.2 trillion and war budget of $80 billion there would be no point in going to war with NATO’s $45 trillion of GDP and combined war budgets in excess of $1.2 trillion.

Likewise, China’s $50 trillion debt-ridden Ponzi would collapse in months if its $3.5 trillion flow of export earnings were disrupted after attempting to land its single modern aircraft carrier on the California coast. And Iran has no nukes, no intercontinental range missiles and a GDP equal to 130 hours of US annual output. So, some Axis of evil! Yet that’s exactly what the Speaker said this morning after going to too many Deep State briefings and apparently having his own johnson yanked once too often. The Swamp creatures surely see the lad’s naivete and blithering ignorance as a gift that doesn’t stop giving. That is to say, a “mark” who knows nothing at all about the world from sources not stamped, “Top Secret (lies)”.

Speaker Mike Johnson: “We’re going to stand for freedom and make sure that Putin doesn’t march through Europe… we’re the greatest Nation on the planet, and we have to act like it”, This is a critical time right now, a critical time on the world stage. I can make a selfish decision and do something that’s different but I’m doing here what I believe to be the right thing. “I think providing lethal aid to Ukraine right now is critically important. I really do. I really do believe the intel and the briefings that we’ve gotten. I believe Xi, Vladimir Putin and Iran really are an axis of evil. I think they’re in coordination on it. “So I think that Vladimir Putin would continue to march through Europe if he were allowed. I think he might go to the Balkans next. I think he might have a showdown with Poland or one of our NATO allies.

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That’s just after one half-assed strike.

Oil Prices Spike After Israel Strikes Iran (RT)

Global prices for crude oil jumped by as much as 3.5% shortly after Israel carried out a series of strikes on Iran in the early hours of Friday. Both oil benchmarks soared over $3 a barrel in early trading before retreating. By 12:00 GMT, Brent crude oil futures for June delivery were down $0.50 at $86.63 per barrel. The May contract for US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) dropped $0.43, or 0.52%, to $82.30 per barrel. Israel launched an attack on Iranian territory in the early morning hours, a senior US official confirmed in an interview with ABC News. Al Jazeera reported that Iranian state television had also confirmed the strikes, and that air defenses had been activated. Flights across several areas, including Tehran and Isfahan, were suspended.

The attack, the latest tit-for-tit exchange between the two nations, came nearly a week after Iran unleashed a barrage of 300 aerial drones and missiles on Israel. The shelling was conducted in response to a suspected Israeli strike on an Iranian consular building in Syria that killed 12 people, including three senior Iranian military officers. Tehran believes Israel was behind the bombing, although West Jerusalem has neither claimed nor denied responsibility. Iran is the world’s seventh largest oil producer, according to the US Energy Information Administration, and the third-largest OPEC member. It produces around 3.2 million barrels of crude per day, and last year ranked as the world’s second largest source of oil supply growth after the US.

The spike in oil prices is seen by analysts as a self-evident market reaction to mounting concerns about a renewed escalation of hostilities between Israel and Iran. “Rising geopolitical risk premiums translate to a risk-off environment at this juncture with a heightened risk of oil supply disruption at least in the short-term,” Kelvin Wong, an analyst at OANDA in Singapore, told Reuters. Earlier this week, energy experts at Bank of America warned that an all-out war between Israel and Iran, which will inevitably impact energy infrastructure and disrupt Iranian crude supplies, is expected to drive oil prices up by $30-$40 per barrel. Increased tensions in the region could also jeopardize shipping through the Strait of Hormuz between Oman and Iran. About a fifth of the world’s total oil supply passes through the crucial shipping route.

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There are plenty warmongers on all sides. But for now they’ve been subdued.

Only Hamas Wants Bigger War As Iran, Israel Signal Strikes ‘Done’ (ZH)

There has been no Iranian response against Israel for the overnight Israeli retaliation attack on the Islamic Republic. US officials have since confirmed that it was in fact an Israeli attack, yet all the while Iran’s leaders are trying desperately to downplay it, saying it inflicted no damage, and that several reported explosions were actually the result of Iran’s air defenses intercepting a few drones, particularly over the city of Isfahan, site of a key nuclear facility. Importantly, as we predicted, Tehran is saying it has no plans for further retaliation following the oddly toothless, performative response from Israel. Officially, Iran and its state media are even referring to the attack incident as having been done by “infiltrators” while not readily naming Israel, also declaring that the aggression ‘failed’. So far, it is looking like none of Iran’s nuclear facilities were actually hit. Reuters has called Iran’s stance “a response that appeared gauged towards averting region-wide war.”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a fresh statement sought to emphasize that the United States was not involved in any offensive operations against Iran, nor did he confirm Israel was behind it during the remarks, and the West continues to urge restraint by both sides. The Washington Post is also acknowledging Iranian media’s muted response in wake of overnight events: “Iranian state media was muted in its response to the attack, saying its air defense systems had intercepted “three small drones” in Isfahan province. There was no damage to Iran’s nuclear sites, including those in Isfahan, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday morning. Isfahan is the site of Iran’s largest nuclear research complex; the area is home to a military base.” Israeli national security officials were cited in the The Jerusalem Post on Friday as saying, “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Israel retaliated where they were attacked.” However, JPost additionally noted some strange qualifiers, suggesting both sides are taking a ‘nothing to see here folks’ approach:

“That said, officially, Israel will not accept responsibility for this attack for strategic reasons. Sources explain that the Iranians claim it was an “explosion at a factory” because they wish to avoid escalation. Israeli sources told the Post that it’s unclear why the Pentagon disclosed to the American media that Israel was involved; they could have remained silent, they say. They could have preserved Iran’s dignity and avoided escalating the situation on their own.” An earlier Bloomberg report disclosed that Israel had informed the White House on Thursday that a military strike on Iran was being planned in “the next 24-48 hours.” Bloomberg is now reporting Friday morning that “an Iranian military official signaled Tehran doesn’t feel compelled to react to the blasts which US officials say were caused by Israeli strikes, with semi-official Mehr agency quoting Army Commander-in-Chief Abdolrahim Mousavi saying Tehran has already reacted to Israeli threats.”

Iran’s President Ebrahim Rais made a planned speech on Friday and did not mention the overnight attack on Iranian soil, only the last Saturday offensive operations against Israel: “Operation True Promise led to authority, unity and cohesion in the country,” Raisi said. “Today, all political groups and factions believe that this response was necessary and a big honour for the country,” the Iranian president added, saying nothing further about the Israeli attack just hours prior. There’s only one group at this point that appears to be disappointed that it’s over: “HAMAS OFFICIAL SAYS ISRAELI AGGRESSION ON IRAN IS AN ESCALATION AGAINST THE REGION”. “HAMAS OFFICIAL CALLS FOR EXPANDING ENGAGEMENT AGAINST ISRAEL OVER WAR OF GENOCIDE IN GAZA AND ESCALATION IN THE REGION.” Hamas leadership likely thought this is the start of the ‘big war’ in Gaza’s defense – which still possibly may come – but at this point of “cooler heads” prevailing is no longer looking likely.

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“While the attention of the world is focused on Gaza, abuses in the West Bank, fueled by decades of impunity and complacency among Israel’s allies, are soaring.”

Israeli Settlers, Soldiers ‘Wiping Palestinian Communities Off the Map (CD)

Israeli soldiers have either passively watched or participated in the uprooting of at least seven communities in the West Bank since October of last year, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday in a new report documenting surging settler violence in the occupied Palestinian territory. The rights group interviewed dozens of eyewitnesses and examined video footage showing harassment and other abuse of Palestinians in the West Bank “by men in Israeli military uniforms carrying M16 assault rifles.” Following the Hamas-led October 7 attack on southern Israel, the Israeli military drafted more than 5,000 settlers into “regional defense” units in the West Bank, Haaretzreported earlier this year.

The Israeli newspaper noted that “alongside this large-scale mobilization, the [Israel Defense Forces] has distributed some 7,000 weapons to the battalions as well as to settlers who were not recruited into the army but received them as civilians whom the army considers eligible to carry military arms.” HRW’s investigation found that “armed settlers, with the active participation of army units, repeatedly cut off road access and raided Palestinian communities, detained, assaulted, and tortured residents, chased them out of their homes and off their lands at gunpoint or coerced them to leave with death threats, and blocked them from taking their belongings.” “Israeli settlers and soldiers are literally wiping Palestinian communities off the map,” said Omar Shakir, HRW’s Israel and Palestine director.

“While the attention of the world is focused on Gaza, abuses in the West Bank, fueled by decades of impunity and complacency among Israel’s allies, are soaring.” The new report comes days after Israeli settlers—escorted by IDF soldiers—went on their latest destructive and deadly rampage in the West Bank, killing at least two Palestinians, injuring dozens, and setting homes and vehicles ablaze. At least 20 households were displaced after Israeli settlers burned down their homes. The wave of settler violence came after a missing 14-year-old Israeli boy was found dead in the area around the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Israeli military said the boy was killed in a “terrorist attack.”

Since October 7, according to the United Nations, Israeli settlers have launched more than 720 attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank, displacing at least 206 households comprised of 1,244 people—including 603 children. Israeli soldiers in uniform have been present at many of the attacks. “Settlers and soldiers have displaced entire Palestinian communities, destroying every home, with the apparent backing of higher Israeli authorities,” Bill Van Esveld, associate children’s rights director at HRW, said in a statement Wednesday. “While the attention of the world is focused on Gaza, abuses in the West Bank, fueled by decades of impunity and complacency among Israel’s allies, are soaring.”

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Warsaw and Kiev had a nice story on Russia wanting to get him. Medvedev turned that around.

West Plotting To Assassinate Zelensky – Medvedev (RT)

Allegations that a Polish man was plotting with Moscow to assassinate Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky are a sign that Kiev’s Western backers want to “liquidate” the Ukrainian leader, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has claimed. On Thursday, Polish officials reported the arrest of a man who is accused of trying to provide sensitive information to the Russian intelligence services. The information could have been used in an attempt to kill Zelensky, Warsaw and Kiev have claimed. “An attempt on the life of the chief Banderite [Zelensky] in Poland? That is truly serious,” Medvedev, who serves as deputy head of the Russian Security Council, wrote on social media on Friday in response to the claims. “It may be the first piece of evidence that people in the West have made a decision to liquidate him. Be afraid, clown!”

The term ‘Banderite’ refers to the Ukrainian nationalist movement of Stepan Bandera, which was responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Poles during World War II. The Nazi collaborator is considered a national hero in modern Ukraine. The Polish citizen, identified as Pawel K. by the National Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw, faces up to eight years in jail if convicted on charges of attempting to work with a foreign power against national interests. Specifically, Pawel K. is accused of trying to share information with Moscow about Rzeszow–Jasionka Airport in southeastern Poland. The facility is used to ship weapons and munitions that NATO members donate to Ukraine to fight Russia.

Polish officials, however, have claimed that his tips could “among other things” have helped Moscow plan a hit on Zelensky during a visit to Poland. Kiev’s successor to the KGB, the SBU, repeated the allegations in a statement of its own. Warsaw has claimed Pawel K. was in contact with Russian nationals who are “directly involved” in the Ukraine conflict. Polish authorities were tipped off about the alleged threat by Ukrainian security services. Zelensky has told Western media that Russia has been trying to kill him for years, with multiple attempts prevented by his security detail. However, former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally assured him in March 2022 that Moscow would not kill Zelensky.

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“This is a military whirlpool that can drag Europe to the bottom. Brussels is playing with fire..”

The West ‘One Step Away’ From Sending Troops to Ukraine – Orban (Sp.)

The West is one step away from deploying military forces in Ukraine, which could mean an end for Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. “We are one step away from the West sending troops to Ukraine. This is a military whirlpool that can drag Europe to the bottom. Brussels is playing with fire,” Orban said at an event dedicated to the start of the campaign before the European Parliament elections, aired by the HirTV broadcaster. European leaders have “already got involved” in the conflict in Ukraine, they call it “their war”, and Europe has already spent about 100 billion euros ($106 billion) on Ukraine, Orban mentioned. French President Emmanuel Macron riled up his NATO allies, especially Germany, when he said in February that Western leaders had discussed sending troops to Ukraine. While no consensus had been reached, nothing could be ruled out, he added. Moscow warned that any threat from NATO would meet a response.

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“..talks with Vladimir Zelensky are off the table, as they would lead nowhere..”

Russia Ready For Ukraine Talks, But Not With Zelensky – Lavrov (TASS)

Russia’s signals that it is ready to negotiate on Ukraine are “not just for show,” but talks with Vladimir Zelensky are off the table, as they would lead nowhere, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with radio stations Sputnik, Govorit Moskva (Moscow speaking) and Komsomolskaya Pravda. “We are fully convinced that we need to continue the special military operation. We indicate our readiness for negotiations not just for show. This is indeed the truth, but talking to Zelensky is pointless for many reasons,” he said.

The first negotiations between Russia and Ukraine after the start of the special military operation took place in early March 2022 in Belarus, but they did not bring tangible results. On March 29, 2022, the next round took place in Istanbul, when Moscow for the first time received from Kiev the principles of a possible future agreement recorded on paper. It included, in particular, obligations on the neutral, non-aligned status of Ukraine and its refusal to deploy foreign weapons, including nuclear weapons, on its territory. However, the negotiation process was interrupted by Ukraine unilaterally.

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Zero trust left.

No Ceasefire With Ukraine Even If Talks Start – Lavrov (RT)

Russia has no intention of ceasing hostilities with Ukraine even if the two countries engage in peace talks, as Kiev has proven itself to be an unreliable actor, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. In an interview with Russian media on Friday, the diplomat stressed that Moscow does not trust the leadership in Kiev. “We have said that we are ready for the negotiations, but – unlike the Istanbul story – we will not make any pauses in the fighting during the negotiations. The process must go on,” he said. The two sides have not directly talked to each other since their sit-down in Istanbul in late March 2022. Russia, which initially expressed satisfaction with results of the meeting and withdrew its forces from the outskirts of Kiev as a goodwill gesture, later accused Ukraine of backtracking on all progress achieved in Türkiye, saying it had lost trust in Kiev’s negotiators.

The foreign minister noted that a major obstacle to any peace process that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky “forbid himself from negotiating” with the current authorities in Moscow. He was referring to a decree that Zelensky signed in the fall of 2022, which banned his government from any talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The realities on the ground have changed “significantly” since the time when the Istanbul negotiations took place, and “those realities must be taken into account,” Lavrov stressed. He clarified that he was talking not only about the situation on the frontline, where Russian forces have recently been making gains, but also the fact that the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, and the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, which joined Russia as a result of referendums in the fall 2022, are now parts of the country in line with the Constitution. “Everybody should understand this very well,” the diplomat stressed.

Lavrov said it is “absolutely clear” to Moscow that Kiev and its Western backers “do not understand this and… are not even ready to look for any hypothetical compromises.” Since late 2022, Zelensky has been promoting his so-called ‘peace formula,’ which calls for Russia to withdraw from all territories claimed by Kiev and pay reparations, and for the formation of a war crimes tribunal. The Russian foreign minister again outright rejected the plan, calling it an “ultimatum” that provided for no alternative solutions.

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WhatsApp, Threads, Telegram and Signal

Apple Removes Popular Messaging Apps In China (RT)

Apple has pulled several popular messaging apps from its storefront in China at the request of the government in Beijing over alleged national security concerns, the US-tech giant announced on Friday. Meta’s WhatsApp and Threads apps, as well as messaging services Telegram and Signal, are no longer available for download on the AppStore in China, Bloomberg reported. The Wall Street Journal has claimed that Korean Line has also been made inaccessible to Chinese users. Before their removal, none of the apps were widely used in China, where Tencent’s WeChat is the overwhelmingly dominant service.

In a statement to Reuters on Friday, Apple said China’s Cyberspace Administration had requested the removal of instant messengers from the App Store for reasons of national security, but stressed that the apps remain available on all other storefronts. The US-based tech giant noted that it is obliged to comply with the laws of the countries in which it operates, even if it does not agree with them. At the same time, other Meta apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are still available for download on the Chinese AppStore. However, as was the case with the removed messaging apps, it is still difficult to access these platforms without special proxy tools such as a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent Beijing’s Great Firewall.

The four removed apps remain available in China’s two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, Reuters noted. While the specific reasons for the request to remove the apps remain unknown, the step may be tied to a law passed in China last year which requires all apps operating in the country to register with the local regulatory body. In August, Chinese authorities called on foreign developers to adhere to this rule by the end of March 2024 or be forced to remove their apps from the marketplace.

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”We now have reality-immune kids. The digital revolution is the foundation for our coming Age of Tyranny..”

This Is What The Digital Revolution Brought Us (Paul Craig Roberts)

Your information is everywhere on the internet. It is in your banking, financial, credit card, cell phone, internet, utility, and online purchase accounts and in the accounts of these companies’ service providers. Your information is in more places than you can imagine. The internet system is easy to hack, because it was created as an open system for the military. Depending on what thieves gain access to, they may make purchases on your current credit cards and/or drain your bank accounts. Identity thieves can also use all or some of your data to open new credit or loan accounts – and then let the unpaid debts pile up. By opening a lot of new accounts in a short period of time, thieves can lower your credit score. The repercussions of a low credit score are immense. The FBI, the NSA can put kiddie porn on your computer and arrest you.

We can be spied on without warrants in violation of the Constitution. Cyber security does not exist. It is a myth. The digital revolution has totally destroyed our constitutional right to privacy and has left us insecure to every kind of malevolent event. The shifting of all custom relations costs to the customer, resulting in service users spending endless time with a robot trying to correct service and account problems. Problems previously handled in 3 minutes now take 3 hours, sometimes three days. The digital revolution has brought us kids who have never played outside in the sunshine and live in a world of video games. We now have reality-immune kids. The digital revolution is the foundation for our coming Age of Tyranny. The developers of the digital revolution are humanity’s worse enemies. The only solution is to bring back the analogue days.

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Nunes et al are more tech- and finance savvy than thought.

Trump Media Stock Spikes After CEO Pens “Naked” Short Letter (ZH)

Shares of Trump Media spiked on Friday after the company alerted the Nasdaq to ‘potential market manipulation’ from ‘naked’ short selling of its stock. The warning came as the company, which trades under the symbol $DJT, offered shareholders detailed instructions on how to prevent someone from loaning out their shares to short sellers. In a Friday morning letter to Nasdaq CEO Adrena Friedman, CEO Devin Nunes noted that as of Wednesday, “DJT appears on Nasdaq’s ‘Reg SHO threshold list,’ which is indicative of unlawful trading activity.” “This is particularly troubling given that ‘naked’ short selling often entails sophisticated market participants profiting at the expense of retail investors,” Nunes continued. In his letter, Nunes pointed to circumstantial evidence – including DJT being the most expensive stock to short in the US, which he said would give brokers “significant financial incentive to lend non-existent shares,” CNBC reports. The letter also links to a CNBC article which delves into the high premiums brokers were charging short sellers for loans of DJT to sell.

“I write to bring your attention to potential market manipulation of the stock of Trump Media & Technology Group Corp,” wrote Nunes. “As you know, ‘naked’ short selling — selling shares of a stock without first borrowing the shares of stock deemed difficult to locate — is generally illegal pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) Regulation SHO,” the letter continues. “Data made available to us indicate that just four market participants have been responsible for over 60% of the extraordinary volume of DJT shares traded: Citadel Securities, VIRTU Americas, G1 Execution Services, and Jane Street Capital,” Nunes said, adding: “In light of the foregoing, and Nasdaq’s obligation and commitment to protect the interests of retail investors, please advise what steps you can take to foster transparency and compliance by ensuring market makers are adhering to Reg SHO, requiring brokers to disclose their ’Net Short” positions, and preventing the lending of shares that do not exist.” Shares of DJT began spiking premarket, and were up as much as 11%.

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A risky position to take. From March 12: “A former Boeing employee has been found dead in the US days before he was due to give evidence in a whistleblower lawsuit against the aerospace giant. [..] John Barnett, a 62-year-old former Boeing quality manager was found dead in his car, allegedly from a self inflicted wound, in a hotel parking lot – seven years after retiring from a 32-year career with the group.”

Boeing Whistleblower Threatened With ‘Physical Harm’ – CNN (RT)

Hundreds of people could die unless American aerospace giant Boeing addresses critical safety issues, a whistleblower has told the US Senate, also claiming that he was threatened with “physical violence” for going public, CNN has reported. Sam Salehpour, an engineer at Boeing, told two Senate committee hearings on Wednesday that he has been voicing safety concerns for several years but has been “ignored” and told “not to create delays.” “The safety problems I have observed at Boeing, if not addressed, could result in a catastrophic failure of a commercial airplane that would lead to the loss of hundreds of lives,” he said. His testimony comes as Boeing grapples with the fallout from a major safety crisis. Fears were raised after an incident on a 737 MAX in January, when an Alaska Airlines flight bound for California from Portland, Oregon, had to turn back after a door panel blew off at 16,000 feet (4,900 meters), injuring several of the 171 passengers aboard and sucking clothing and cell phones out of the aircraft.

After raising concerns, Salehpour said “I was told not to create delays. I was told, frankly, to shut up.” There is “no safety culture” at Boeing, he claimed, alleging that employees who raise the alarm are “ignored, marginalized, threatened, sidelined and worse.” The engineer insisted he was testifying due to his confidence that Boeing was “putting out defective airplanes.” He cited alleged practices by the planemaker, including people jumping on pieces of the airplane to correct misalignment between sections of jets. Salehpour has reportedly urged Boeing to ground all 787 jets for inspection. The US Federal Aviation Administration said it is investigating the allegations that Boeing took shortcuts to reduce production bottlenecks while making the 787. Salehpour also raised issues about the production of the 777, another wide-body jet.

Boeing did not have any witnesses at either hearing, according to CNN, but at a briefing earlier this week the company defended its production standards. The manufacturer said that in 13 years of service, the 787 fleet has safely transported over 850 million passengers on more than 4.2 million flights, while the 777 fleet has safely flown more than 3.9 billion passengers around the world. Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun announced in March that he will step down by the end of the current year, in a move seen as major management shakeup.

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Halving. “The final halving is expected to occur in 2140..”

Impending Event Could Push Price Of Bitcoin Into Stratosphere (RT)

The price of Bitcoin, the world’s highest-valued cryptocurrency, surged past $64,000 on Friday, rebounding from a drop below the $60,000 mark. The crypto continues to experience volatility ahead of an upcoming ‘halving’ event, which has sparked controversy over its potential impact. The latest Bitcoin halving – a mechanism to limit supply that takes place every four years – is expected late on Friday night or early Saturday. Halving is when the rewards for Bitcoin miners are slashed in half to slow the supply of the crypto into the market. This time, the reward for mining new bitcoins will decrease from 6.25 bitcoins to 3.125. The final halving is expected to occur in 2140, when the number of bitcoins circulating will reach the theoretical maximum supply of 21 million. As of March 2024, about 19.65 million bitcoins were in circulation, leaving just around 1.35 million to be released via mining rewards.

Experts say the impending halving event comes with heightened expectations that the reduced amount of bitcoin entering into circulation will create a kind of supply shock that will drive prices up. The last halving, in 2020, preceded a five-fold increase in Bitcoin’s price, following a pattern that has seen record-breaking rallies for the cryptocurrency after each previous such event, in 2016 and 2012, respectively. “The halving helps naturally increase price due to supply and demand over a medium- to long-term outlook, which in turn brings new people in as the price increases past previous all-time highs. So, indirectly, it plays a huge part in shaping investor sentiment and market speculation,” Danny Scott, chief executive of crypto platform CoinCorner, told The Independent. “Historically, the value of Bitcoin has increased after each halving event. This trend is likely to continue during the current market cycle, considering the high amount of institutional interest,” according to Kadan Stadelmann, Chief Technology Officer of blockchain firm Komodo Platform.

In January, the US Securities and Exchange Commission approved the first ever Bitcoin spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs), bringing billions of dollars’ worth of institutional investment to the market for the first time. This increase in demand, combined with the upcoming reduction in supply, has led some analysts to believe that Bitcoin could hit new heights in the coming months. Despite some kind of volatility in recent weeks, Bitcoin remains a strongly performing asset, up 40% so far in 2024 and more than double where it was at the same time last year. Investors anticipate the price could break above its previous all-time high of $70,105, reached last month. Meanwhile, the founder of Draper Associates, Tim Draper, has projected the halving could even push the price of Bitcoin as high as $250,000 by July.

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    John French Sloan Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair 1912   • Batshit Crazy America (James Howard Kunstler) • Speaker Johnson’s Ignominious Betrayal
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 20 2024]


    The Empire of Lies Military Industrial Mafia’s “talent” pool

    It’s where all their 5-D chess moves come from

    Totally outclassed by the Russians

    Putting the Duh in Duh’merica……….

    Played football with their helmets off one too many times




    Whoring is the World’s oldest profession

    Pimping is the World’s second oldest profession

    The Empire of Lies is a Pimpocracy!

    Finally the right term!

    From John Michael Greer’s blog

    The Secret of the Sages

    “Two weeks ago we talked about the way that life throughout the modern industrial world has fallen into the grip of lenocracy—that is, a system in which pimping of one kind or another is the most common feature of economic life, or in less idiosyncratic language, a system in which every economic exchange is exploited by interests that contribute nothing to the transaction but must be paid off before the transaction can take place.

    Lenocracy is a feature of all complex human societies, for much the same reason that every animal species has parasites: whenever freeloading on someone else’s labor and resources instead of doing the work yourself is an option, someone or something will be found to fill that niche.

    Duh’merica’s ‘leadership class’

    Like a heaping handful of leeches




    A US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

    It cost $500 million to build, and it can’t accomplish any of its missions;

    the sailors who have to run the thing actually call it the Little Crappy Ship.




    The Russians think it’s something that got scraped off the bottom of Uncle Sam’s shoe!



    The F-35 Lardbucket ‘swimming’ in the Sea China Sea

    Apparently it has another nickname from the pilots that fly it.

    They’ve dubbed it The Penguin (Batman?)



    They dug up my street in Athens, and deep! No way they fill that back in today. Plus the diggers have no clue what all those dozens of cables are for. First victim: internet. In a bar now, but that gets old too: I work minimum 12 hours per day. We’ll play it by ear, shall we?!


    “Speaker” Johnson is a political Butt Plug.

    He’s a place holder for something slicker and sleazier and stiffer.

    He is the essence of Pimpocracy

    Bury the Bas-tard



    Notice more money for “Ukronaziland”

    None for the border invasion





    Complexity terminates itself eventually

    John Day

    @RIM: Message received. Hang in there, Man.

    “The digital revolution has brought us kids who have never played outside in the sunshine and live in a world of video games. We now have reality-immune kids. The digital revolution is the foundation for our coming Age of Tyranny. The developers of the digital revolution are humanity’s worse enemies. The only solution is to bring back the analogue days.”

    John Day

    North Carolina High School Student Suspended Over Use Of “Illegal Alien”
    Leah McGhee, the boy’s mother, says her son was assigned vocabulary words during class last Tuesday, which included the word ‘alien,’ the Carolina Journal reports. When her son asked; “Like space aliens or illegal aliens without green cards?” – another student in the class took offense and threatened to kick his ass, prompting the teacher to call in the assistant principal.

    “It’s no fun…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_61hzuGGJX0


    how empty a life must be
    to wait for tomorrow to have it

    Bitcoin 2040

    marketing cigarettes to our sisters opened Pandora’s Box
    Marketing and advertising were not the baliwick of homo sapiens sapiens mono gametes at that time. Habitualizing a behavior became the MO of the economic engine once the lesson of cigarette advertising was understood.
    Convincing a populus that making a small segment of them extremely wealthy is a noble life endeavor and having the bi-gamete devote their entire career, indeed their life, to said purpose is not a view JHK will ever explore. Patriarchal authoritarian perspectives are hard to shake, most assuredly when you have an underlying deep faith in a particular ism or two.

    “What would man be without woman?” asked the wag
    “Scare sir, mighty scarce” – Samuel Clemmons

    John Day

    “Who can it be now?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SECVGN4Bsgg

    Huge Blast Rocks Iraq Base Used By Iran-Linked Militias

    Only Iran has a deterrent against Israel. Maybe sharing some missiles could be helpful…


    The male role models?
    Confusion/conflicting Choices

    1 . … to show other men how to live life with integrity, hope, optimism, compassion, and determination.

    2. … to show other men how to live life with Truth and/or Lies

    3. … to show other men wholesale to neocon paranoia, stupidity, lies and hollow excuses for warmongering.

    … a time when they have transitioned from primary to secondary education.
    It’s a new world where the reactions they get at school and the world beyond are changing. They are growing from small, cuddly boys into young men who can sometimes appear imposing to teachers and the wider public.

    … naivete and blithering ignorance as a gift that doesn’t stop giving.
    That is to say, a “mark” who knows nothing at all about the world from sources not stamped, “Top Secret (lies)”.

    … “progressive” (i.e. batshit crazy) elite class women such as Hillary, Pelosi, Fani, Laetitia et al.

    … having functionally transformed the ranks of American men into eunuchs, sex toys, can be dominated and domesticated

    … ”We now have reality-immune kids


    … What I’m doing, what I believe, is the right thing

    … believe China, (Xi), Russia, (Vladimir Putin), and Iran, (??), N. Korea, (??), really are an axis of evil.

    … “Joe Biden” is the patriarchy disabled, feeble, feckless, impotent, and reduced to inanity

    … an all-out war between Israel and Iran, will impact energy infrastructure and disrupt Iranian crude supplies, will drive oil prices up by $30-$40 per barrel, jeopardize shipping, increase inflation, destroy social order, destroy the control of the narrative.

    … abuses in the West Bank, fueled by decades of impunity and complacency among Israel’s allies, are soaring.

    ( https://www.bostonreview.net/articles/labor-and-the-bibi-modi-bromance/ )

    Dr. D

    Or in this case, “It’s a Mistake”

    Which has several meanings right now.

    John Day

    Re: “It’s a Mistake”: The last 2 boys playing guns had caps on, yarmulkas, one with a propeller on it.


    Problem: if you make less than six figures then you are quietly and quickly being strangled out of TRADITIONAL housing access.
    Housing is becoming an exclusively upper-class privilege in a growing number of cities…

    Solutions: NON-TRADITIONAL housing for the majority. (eg. bunkhouse)


    Ouroboros: Complexity terminates itself eventually

    Yes, I’ve noticed that. One of my sons is slated to attend ASU next year. ASU’s website is so convoluted that navigating it is like navigating a labyrinth, and every turn looks just like the last. Twice now he has resorted to their live chat option…when the live chat person says “let me google that,” I can’t help but roll my eyes. The system is so complicated that those paid to be guides barely know what is going on!

    Ah…and ASU is so immersed in current culture that it is annoying. I have observed this son carefully over the past five years, seeking to understand what post-secondary trajectory will serve him best, given his attitudes, interests, abilities, and the available scholarships. Given that he is a “homebody,” not very social, and prefers to sleep at home, he expressed no desire to move out and live on campus. So I looked into the option of commuting on the train. We visited ASU last year, traveling there on the train, rather than me driving, so that he would see what that is like. ASU strongly recommends that all freshmen live on campus, and in their online promotional literature for incoming freshmen gives no information for those who choose otherwise. Yesterday he second-guessed himself, wanting to consider living on campus.

    This is the effect of subtle programming, of propaganda, of soft-coercion. ASU does not know my son, does not love my son, does not know our finances. ASU is doing what is best for ASU. (Since living on campus in a shared room costs at least 4 times more than it costs my son to live here, with his own room, I suspect that ASU is going to have to live with my son commuting.)


    Let’s build a lake atop the mount and tap into the power.
    The flowing waters- they will fill our pockets! We shall tower
    Above the people we enslave to build that crazy lake.
    Their sustenance of hypno-junk will keep our scheme opaque.

    On that note, there is a delightful video of all the allusions in the language to the laws of the sea.

    I read a lot of the burning man’s “ponzi” stuff last night.
    A financial martyr: how weird is that?
    Someone must have tampered with his insular cortex.


    What burning man says:
    Crypto is a ponzi scheme. It will cause financial hell when the bubble bursts.
    Everyone at the top is in on all the fake financial entities and causes which siphon off money from working folks. The top tier is a criminal syndicate. Stanford and NYU are very bad.
    Entertainment is used to keep the masses feeling hopeless, helpless and to get them to laugh wryly about it. (He picks on the Simpsons, in particular.)

    His April 19th post is titled “I have set myself on fire outside the Trump Trial”.
    (April 19th… where has that date popped up before?)

    I’m going back to read some more- before it gets taken down.


    Did you know?
    Air Defense: Where the Patriot Missile Batteries Are

    April 19, 2024:


    Count them … 4 approvals for depopulation, war, killing, hate.


    ASU’s website is so convoluted that navigating it is like navigating a labyrinth, and every turn looks just like the last. Twice now he has resorted to their live chat option…when the live chat person says “let me google that,” I can’t help but roll my eyes. The system is so complicated that those paid to be guides barely know what is going on!

    This is why a good customer care rep takes at least a year to be proficient at their job. And still, it has to be the right sort of person. I worked with people who, 10 years in, still couldn’t run the maze.

    For about a year, we used a knowledgebase with the acronym KFS. It was so convoluted and awful, the documents so redundant, contradictory, the search feature so crippled, we referred to it as “Can’t Find Shit” But an experienced rep WAS superior to google, if they cared and tried.

    Process document owners always seem to have a huge sense of entitlement. They make an overly long complex POS and are proud of it – the feelz are hurt if anyone tells them there’s something wrong with it. For instance, the company came out with a new authentication/acct security policy and threatened everyone with an immediate final writeup (skipping intermediate coaching and disciplinary steps) for failure to follow it.

    Threats seemed to be the substitute for writing a good document because it was 12 pages long. Me and some leads got together, analyzed the hell out of it, and finally determined it all boiled down to 4 or 5 bullet points. But they had, for instance, reps that were single mothers etc terrified of losing their job over this new policy doc. Total implacable avoidance of doing any rewrite.

    Typically the doc owners see any suggestion or criticism as an imposition, as if the docs are there for THEM to exist, floating in their world of middle management, enjoying their meetings and groupthink totally disconnected from the customer experience or call center operations. Like, they act seriously hurt and offended by even the most factual businesslike or polite and compassionate or forelock tugging obsequious feedback.

    These things typically are NOT as complicated as they seem.

    Cluelessness on the part of reps or complicatedness of the information tends to be a function of:

    negligent stupid middle managers creating the documentation and training

    pressure being put on the reps for quick calls despite a complex job (if you are someone with some diligence and a conscience, learning how things OUGHT to work can be a real threat to your continued employment – you take time to learn the stupid complicated maze – you’re taking too long. You can see the way through the maze, all the stupid pitfalls, so you take the customer by the hand and guide them safely from A-B and you took way too long, etc)

    Bad hiring practice of reps not intelligent, principled, or sensitive enough to work with the complicated knowledgebase in a way that gets callers from A to B – although a rep that fulfils these qualities can be forced to not use them on the customer’s behalf if it’s a choice between losing their job and avoiding a longer more complicated explanation.

    It’s not all bad. Sometimes you get a decent process doc owner and they make awesome, concise, useful stuff.

    But having worked on the inside for many years, I do not believe in complexity –> collapse. It’s a matter of virtue and competence.


    RIM- do you still have a spot for the kitchen?

    Doc Robinson


    As far as convoluted awful websites go, I just want to say I can relate!

    I was looking for a decent songwriting scratchpad and ended up choosing the Zoom R4. It’s awesome, but the company website is a stupid low-T soy/prozac infused morass of endlessly scrolling infinitely useless pretty WIX webhosted pictures.

    This is the best 4 track recorder for musicians ever in history and they cannot seem to even articulate what it is or does. Videos of 2 musicians who look like they were born clutching a soy latte in an apple store having things be blandly wonderful because they are physically near the device.

    Uh, does it have punch in-punch out functionality? Can I loop selected playback? High Z input? Monitor effects with record or are they recorded wet? When you say it has dedicated bounce functionality, do I end up freeing up 2 tracks or 4? Is there a tap to input tempo function? Variable speed playback?

    Company puts up a weird bland prozac-y “image” as if this were information and I have to find out on Gearslutz and other user forums what it actually does. I can only conclude there were some musician-engineers that designed it, maybe Blackrock bought them and fired everyone, and now there’s just some people there who don’t know anything about anything. Except designing cut and paste WIX web pages? I guess?

    Anything I find that appears to come from competence and virtue at this point, I feel like I’d better go for it, as competence and virtue appear to be getting replaced by… an undulating vortex of bs, just as your son came across. I really hope we can somehow turn it around.

    John Day

    There is an autistic girl with a furry cat mask she wears, which is already problematic in my wife’s elementary school. The treatment for autistic spectrum disorder, now to prevalent due to injuries from childhood vaccines, is to stop the injuries and help the injured humans to engage life in practical, not impractical ways. Teaching and learning are Time-Critical.



    I have a homebody not outgoing daughter very much like your son.
    The first year she lived in residence but didn’t like it.
    By the middle of second semester she was spending as much time at home as she could!
    She commuted the next 4 years.
    She is nearly finished her 5 year co-op.

    One thing became clear.
    She learned how to rearrange her classes so she only had to commute about 3 or 4 days per week, not 5 days.
    Some courses can be taken online especially spring/summer classes.
    Professors don’t want to commute either!

    So I would advise immediately (day schedule known in August) trying to condense classes to minimize number of commuting days, if possible.
    Also look to see if any classes can be done online especially optional classes.
    Your son will do much better staying at home.
    Being at home means you can help him indirectly by feeding him properly plus laundry, etc.
    Plus being at home removes 1/2 the shock affect of moving to a new strange place/people.

    Good Luck!

    John Day

    Utah Students Stage Walkout To Protest ‘Barking And Biting Furries’ In The Classroom

    John Day

    @Phoenixvoice: If your son stays at home he won’t get a roommate like ME, or worse (I never flunked out, and I was arrested, but not convicted, etc.).


    Do you wonder why “progressive” (i.e. batshit crazy) women seem so unperturbed about the conspicuous number of rapes committed by “newcomers” ? Because, having functionally transformed the ranks of American men into eunuchs

    We’re apparently subject now to the misrule of women with boundary problems who, for one reason or another, rebelled against Daddy and never got over it.

    The result of all that is the Democratic Party of our time as run by the batshit crazy women, unable to find suitable mates among the men they’ve turned into eunuchs of one sort or another, filled with rage and revenge fantasies which, because of their boundary problems, have now extended to willing the destruction of our country.

    For Karens and queers- ‘govern me harder Daddy’ is not the same as ‘govern me harder Mommy’

    Why do liberal women love gay men ? Butt sex approval for all and of course gay men love liberal women whom they impersonate, a mutual libtard fawning fest.

    Fifty shades of grey was quite popular.
    Multiple liberal women have told me they have rape fantasies which they openly communicate amongst themselves. Nice guys finish last remember? If they can finish at all these days or last more than 5 minutes.

    The entire liberal feminist led polyamory movement, along with the sado abuse me, humiliate me, make me your fuck doll…then worship me as a strong women hypocrisy. Actually had one request of me “I may ask you to hit me during sex, are you ok with that?” She truly wanted to be humilitaed, hit, spit on, beaten, dominated with pain inflicted on her- while being worshipped as a strong feminist.
    “F’n crazy in the head/ crazy in bed” is true.

    One of her poly friends, with consent of her live in boyfriend, began charging money to meet random dudes in alleys and fuck them near dumpsters. She had no response when I asked her how that was different from street prostitution?

    The modern libtard women wants multiple ‘partners’…
    “0ne for loving me, one for moneying me, one for fucking me like trash”…wonder why they’re ultimately so miserable and confused?

    here ya go-

    Rape and revenge is one of the most common themes in Western films. Women raped- rest of the film is revenge. The 20-30yo women are particularly dangerous- consensual sex that they initiate, can be followed the next morning with “you raped me” insinuations… They will play that card any time they choose…and they do.

    Another reason why some women cannot be in relationships without constant fighting, conflict and arguing- because they thrive on the ‘excitement’ of grudge fucking make up sex. Most liberal women are attention seeking ho’s. Why else would they wear yoga pants lingerie out in public showing every crack and mound, while simultaneously vibing don’t look at me? Jokes on them. Personally I find it disgusting that women turn themselves into sex objects walking around in their underwear- while demanding they be respected for their brains. Most guys love it that women walk around showing everything, not so much the body positive whales.

    Self respect and dignity do not exist for liberals. An ode to the Liberal American Woman –
    watch out for the adams apple ones ! Taint no woman.


    Hahaha, recently saw young liberal girls protesting ‘climate change’ with signs reading

    Destroy my pussy, not my planet

    Um. Ok.


    For fags and furries too-


    Cant make this up.

    Dr D Rich


    Like the ending of a song
    What happens to my love
    When you are no longer here

      Habitualizing a behavior became the modus operandi of the economic engine once the lesson of

    alcohol and…cigarette advertising was understood.
    Convincing a populus that making a small segment of them extremely wealthy is a noble life endeavor and….devote their entire career, indeed their life…”

    I apologize, in advance, for presuming to edit your writing….prose and poetry that should be published and widely read

    Withdrawal from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs is identical to the scale, scope and duration of love. That is, if you ever “get over it”.


    There’s a whole universe now of men trying to sort of rebuild the shattered world – stoic philosophy, appreciation of old architecture, self-improvement.

    I’m waiting to see even a female Jordan Peterson or Carl Benjamin. Clearly, modernity is doing women no favors, is a scam at their expense. No Grey Champion has yet arisen for Women.

    I’ve wondered why that is, since it’s at least 4 years overdue. Or 20. And it may be that she’s already out there but cannot get any traction, the algos etc hide her away?

    Or it has something to do with female realism, pragmatism? When you say, things are fucked up, I need to re-assess, re-orient, you look around at the current society, culture, gameboard, and adjust to that? (but what if all social media, internet media, entertainment etc are projecting a false culture?)

    A female ASMRist I liked would quote philosophy and JRR Tolkien, a lifelong christian but I could tolerate it, seemed well grounded… around 2020-2021 turned into a fairly extreme wokeist feminist, “deconstructing her internalized misogyny” etc. Looks less happy and healthy, does her deconstruction in a weird sam harrisish calm tortured croak. Disturbing to watch her. Cut off from her church, extended family, friends during the lockdowns, and re-calibrated to the projection instead of saying the world is wrong? Despite quoting that one bible verse about struggling with principalities and powers specifically?

    Absolute respect to the women who did not go along to get along, didn’t convince themselves the shadows on the cave wall are the world.

    For the others, there’s the analogy of The Guns of Navaronne. The woman betrays the group to the enemy. She explains it’s because the Nazis threatened her. I had to! The man says “But you could have come with us. Why didn’t you side with us? You would have been safe with us…”

    youtuber whatifthalist had a video detailing how Western men are now treated as a conquered enemy by an occupying force. Goes over it point by point and it seems to fit. I suppose Western women act like Western men are a conquered people. Realists then?

    D Benton Smith

    the linked video clip ain’t exactly “brand new” info in all respects, but certainly is being presented in an all new sort of way. [ see: https://youtu.be/f6OcQWexH5M?si=nhTuqjf7lu_DHylg ]

    I thought it might provide food for thought to some members of our commentariat who identity as anti-Jew or Anti-Semite, because it looks like they need to reassess who in the hell it is that they are actually “Anti” towards. Looks like it ain’t who they think it is because the majority of “Jews” aren’t Semites and the vast majority of Levantine Semites are not event remotely Jewish and have never claimed to be.

    What gives here, folks? Could it be that the REAL bad guys (and no one is arguing against the fact that those Zionist/Israeli bad guys are GENUINELY about as bad as bad gets) are not actually Jewish? And if not, then who in Hell are they? (pun intended).

    Three guesses, and the first two guesses don’t count.

    I suggest that they are nothing more than a more-or-less Dynastic line of psychopaths who got organized quite a while back and are now a pack of predominantly KJhazarian wolves still trying to hide themselves in a flock of nearly extinct Judean and Sephardic “Jews” who practically don’t even exist any more.

    Doc Robinson

    Here’s part of the latest installment of The War on Gaza, by Joe Sacco.

    The full story, including a link to previous installments:


    Today is Hitler’s birthday. Other than JFK, and look what they did to him, he was the last politician who actually cared about his own people, his own country. Both of those men were decorated war veterans. They knew and understood…the horror. Take a real good look at the faggots and child molesters running the West. Bankerjews humiliating you as they steal all your money, corrupt your children, mock God, and turn your countries into shitholes. They will turn the whole world into Palestine, if you allow it. Your freemasonic politicians are all in, thinking they’ll be rich, jetset internationalists. Stupid motherfuckers will be murdered, like everyone else The Bolshevik Revolution, jew financed. jew run, tells you all you need to know about right here, right now


    Apple has pulled several popular messaging apps from its storefront in China at the request of the government in Beijing over alleged national security concerns, the US-tech giant announced on Friday. Meta’s WhatsApp and Threads apps, as well as messaging services Telegram and Signal, are no longer available for download on the AppStore in China, Bloomberg reported. The Wall Street Journal has claimed that Korean Line has also been made inaccessible to Chinese users.

    Fake news. You have never been able to use these apps in China. Even if you could download the app, you could never use the app as it could never connect to the service providers’ servers. The only way to escape this is to use a VPN, then you could access these apps, but normal people cannot be bothered, they just use WeChat for messaging and the other Chinese apps instead of Facebook etc. Unlocking your phone will still enable you to load these apps, but again they still will not be able to reach a server, so kind of pointless unless you want to go the VPN route.

    You want to talk to someone in China, use SMS, email or WeChat.

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