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    Rembrandt van Rijn Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee 1633 Stolen from Gardner Museum March 18 1990, the single largest property theft in the w
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 19 2024]

    V. Arnold

    Rembrandt van Rijn Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee
    Stolen from Gardner Museum March 18 1990, the single largest property theft in the world?

    Many galoots in the world today; robbing the world of the gifts by the words greatest artists fot their own depravity……..

    Dr. D

    “Biden Admin Preparing “Toughest Ever” Auto Emission Standards

    Looks like a Bloodbath.

    Council Orders London Fish & Chip Shop Owner To Remove British Flag Mural

    Oh. My God.

    Here’s two back to back:
    Putin Warns Of ‘Full-Scale WW3’ If West Sends Troops To Ukraine
    “UK has soldiers “on the ground” in Ukraine helping its forces use Storm Shadow missiles…”

    And we all know it. So that makes things even harder to read. What does Russia MEAN by that?

    “Illegal Immigrant Can Carry Guns: Federal Judge
    The rest of America can’t, I guess??

    No, we do it by color. We have a Sherwin-Williams color card we test you against.

    “Google Denies Election Interference After Report Cites Dozens Of Instances Helping Dems, Censoring Republicans

    CAN a private company election interfere? And they’re not under Sec230 I don’t think, which is the reason the others were.

    “My biggest concern is that your view has the First Amendment hamstringing the government in significant ways.” – Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

    That must be the most epic quote since the Republic was founded. No LITERALLY that was the whole POINT of the 1st Amendment, ALL Amendments, and the Constitution itself at all. There was no other purpose for it, about which they were very clear if you’ve ever read the very first and only papers, any founding father, any federalist, or any commentary. …But we are illiterate, and better than them, so we “Make s—t Up.” Out of my head! Just now! Brings new meaning to “The Law is in my mouth.”

    Essentially, they think Government owns all and dispenses it, like a king does, in “Common Sense”. WE think that Rights come from God, your “Creator”, and we are keeping the government from interfering with Natural Law whereupon government becomes a threat to the people and must be toppled, which is a unnecessary hardship to government and people alike. Just keep aligned with the Tao, the Way, the Natural Law, and it carries on forever.

    Government can never keep it in their pants. Never. Not even the first day.

    Comments on European Values: Great. Well deserved. Now do you want to follow the dozens of genocides ALSO in Nambia, Africa, Native America, and the Islamic world. Accuracy. Yes, Europe isn’t immune from doing such things, and we argue that problem all day. BUT THEY’RE ALSO NOT UNIQUE, which is what I then spend the OTHER 12 hours a day arguing. Really? Really people? Are the only options REALLY that they’re either completely white and perfect, or completely black and evil? Read a book. Like this one:

    ““If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

    Maybe it’s because they’re morons, they’re incapable of comprehending more than the very, very simple. Destroying and corrupting language to insure idiocy that is in another famous book by Orwell.

    “ASSASSINATIONS of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X MUST be REVISITED,”

    Didn’t we just have the Trump quote that said he didn’t release it and if you knew what was in there, you wouldn’t either?

    While it’s easy to imagine that, it still can’t be permitted: We’re supposed to be a Democracy when the voting electorate has no idea what’s really going on? And it’s our job each day to KEEP them from knowing what’s going on? Uh, no, that’s a Technocracy, a dictatorship by an elite. As Armstrong says, the hardest of all political forms to overturn.

    Jacob Chansey: for fun I believe the “Qanon” in “Qanon Shaman” was completely made up by the media. “We Make S—t Up! News at 11.”

    For his case, all trials are public and all evidence is public, so that there is confidence and double-checking of the process. So….anyone? HOW could “We” suddenly find out anything new about “what happened inside”? The Prosecution can’t hide evidence, and all evidence is public record. Yes, that’s right, they trampled BOTH of those basic human rights. Evidence was all methodically HIDDEN, by the Judge, Prosecutor – and others. Then they wonder why we have no faith in them or their process after failing to follow very basic, extremely simple instructions. And then haul all these people out and throw them in the river.

    “For years, conservatives have objected that there is a two-tier system of justice in this country. I have long resisted such claims, but it has become increasingly difficult to deny”

    Goes to show my making fun of Turley each day is extremely well-founded. Well, he’s a bellweather for Normies.

    I think it was Kunstler’s recent interview with fellow author and Navy Seal follows this. It’s a Big Club and you ain’t in it. He follows how Comey for example, isn’t an FBI agent, but SDNY prosecutor, who then went to school with so and so, worked at so and so, then cushy cross-interns all your kids while you cross-interns his. So they are in the world’s largest air-tight fart bubble, never hearing anything outside their own groupthink. So “We all KNOW”. And who do they hate more than cancer, more than all the suns in the universe? Rural Americans. White Americans, probably. People who won’t “get with the program” because you know, when they slip a $50 to have a fellow judge railroad somebody like in “Trading Places” they’re just “Doing what we all would have done.” You agree right? Otherwise a Bad Guy would have got away. Like Jacob. To insure this order and union, we must never have fair trials with evidence and stuff because “We all know” who the bad guys are, you see.

    You see why this attitude is very hard to eliminate. Like a religion, you almost have to identify and annihilate everyone who holds the idea, and that’s so hard as to be impossible. Then their kids have it, like Ukrainian Nazis. This is twice as bad when WE, here on the outside, hold no general view of Liberty, Evidence, Justice, etc but are as sloppy, indifferent, corrupt, and self-serving as they are.

    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” –John Adams

    “• Trump Lawyers Say Posting $464 Million Bond ‘Impossible’ in NY Fraud Case (ET)

    Yup, I “Just Made Up” that you need to give me half a billion dollars in cash tomorrow. We already know from Latishia and the Judge they neither know anything about finance or care. You can’t get half a billion dollars and put it in a suitcase. Ever. At amounts even down to like a Dentist, all assets are illiquid. Un-liquifiable, actually. But that’s not the point. They don’t WANT him to pay it. And Trump either: He needs everyone to SEE this happen, especially and particularly in NY. They are all lawyer fiends who all assume everything is on appeal, nothing matters, it’s all paperwork. It needs to not be TALKED about, but ACTED. Only then is it real to anyone in a city or state of pure, ceaseless lies since Alexander Hamilton was in intern. Only THEN will every family office and corporation leave NY.

    “A second Trump term will not be like the first. It will be about vengeance.”

    Will it? Using his PutinTelepathy? He’s never done anything yet. Why start now?

    “• Russia – A Democracy that Works (Paul Craig Roberts)

    Well, let’s not go nuts here. It’s extremely authoritarian. And he and Medvedev swapped places a few times, then they changed the constitution to keep him. I mean, really… Accuracy, anyone? << Sigh >>

    From the inset, what brand vodka does Putin drink to raise all our wages 10x? Really, this is NOT PUTIN. It’s the hard work of the Russian people. Putin just sets conditions and keeps the theft off.

    ““..the whole name of the game is to keep it going without an obvious defeat until November, so that Biden has some reasonable prospect of not having to run having lost a war..”

    That is already happening right on schedule, so we need a tsunami and Turkish earthquake so we can first delay the election, then not have one. Easy! Now excuse me, I have to go paint my roof blue…

    “but Western media has repeatedly attempted to delegitimize the presidential contest do what they do every day on every subject with a combination of misleading characterizations, half-truths, and outright lies.”

    Fixed it. They lie about the WEATHER. The f-ing WEATHER. Every day. There is NOTHING they won’t lie about.

    ““If we do not get the EU’s response right and do not give Ukraine enough support to stop Russia, we are next..”

    Past tense. Bye bye.

    “• EU Boss Calls For ‘War Economy’ (RT) “

    But being Europe they booked a conference room for the next 21 years and did nothing.

    ““Have you all lost your minds?”

    Yup. And no one will pay the slightest attention. That’s the point of engineering a mass formation psychosis. It’s an impenetrable force field against “Reality.” They can, will, and always do, literally die by the hundred thousands first. Or rather, THEY die by the thousands and make US die by the hundred thousands.

    “British Member of Parliament Andrew Bridgen last week called for the death penalty for Bill Gates and the “Covid cabal”

    Now you know why all judges interlock and support each other and there won’t be an election. They’ve all participated in the same crimes. Like murder. Just like any common street gang, with the same hand signs and all.

    Like this, making the rounds again: (although pretty old)
    When one voice rules the nation
    Just because they’re top of the pile
    Doesn’t mean their vision is the clearest
    The voices of the people
    Are falling on deaf ears
    Our politicians all become careerists

    They must declare their interests
    But not their company cars
    Is there more to a seat in parliament
    Than sitting on your arse?
    And the best of all this bad bunch
    Is shouting to be heard
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing

    Outside the patient millions
    Who put them into power
    Expect a little more back for their taxes
    Like school books, beds in hospitals
    And peace in our bloody time
    All they get is old men grinding axes

    Who’ve built their private fortunes
    On the things they can rely
    The courts, the secret handshake
    The Stock Exchange and the old school tie
    For God and Queen and Country
    All things they justify
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing

    God bless the civil service
    The nations saving grace
    While we expect democracy
    They’re laughing in our face
    And although our cries get louder
    The laughter gets louder still
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing” – Billy Bragg


    This is of course all true, but the Amish are not necessarily the peak of health. They have a number of genetic inbred diseases and are often in middling health personally. They just look great because the rest of America and the world are so deadly and chronically ill.

    Lions and Elephants: Just you, me, and the cameraman. With 10 handlers and a jeep.


    Khazarian jewbanker criminals sunk their blood sucking teeth into USA with the 1913 Fedaral Reseve Act. 50 years later, on a sunny day they murdered JFK in cold blood…telling the whole world, they had completely taken over. 60 years later, here and now, we’re in Dante’s Hell. Satan is their god. The complete destruction of all that is good, all that is moral. No one wants to see it. Better to stare at TV’s, phones, monkees bouncing, passing and kicking balls around/ Bread and Circus. God help us all. Indifferece and silence in the face of Evil is a fate worse than death.

    John Day

    Thanks to all who have sought to help me with the koan:
    “How many circles contain the black dots”, from 3/17/21 TAE.

    It is open to interpretation, just as “circle” and “black dot” existence is simultaneously called into question.
    Euclid is dead, but do we take a paper or computer-pixel representation to be equivalent to a perfect geometric conceptual-form?

    If it is taken to mean “how many circles contain (all) the black dots, then the answer is “none” a “zerosum”. I assumed that I read it right and forged-ahead oblivious to the vulnerability of that assumption. Having read something “wrong” it is hard to read it “right”.

    (I thought I was good at reviewing my underlying assumptions, but that was an assumption in need of further review.)

    John Day

    @Celticbiker: I keep having dreams where I am talking to a lot of people in social settings, trying to get somewhere, not getting anywhere, and everybody is earnest, well meaning, either busy or not busy.
    I feel like I am the only person who senses that I need to get something done, but am not able to directly engage it.
    Last night it seemed to be Germans in the dream…

    John Day

    @Dr. D: I had precisely the same reaction-

    ‘“My biggest concern is that your view has the First Amendment hamstringing the government in significant ways.” – Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
    That must be the most epic quote since the Republic was founded. No LITERALLY that was the whole POINT of the 1st Amendment.’

    John Day

    Oops, further correction:
    ““How many circles contain the black dots”, from 3/17/24 TAE.”

    John Day

    “China to boycott peace talks without Russia” is obviously sensible.

    “‘Macron ‘Trying to go backwards'” …? More “Fani” jokes?

    Word of the month: “Bloodbath”?

    Dr. D

    Sea of Galilee, Apparently these sort of storms are very serious and very sudden. Now Peter and his brother had inhereited (of course) a major fishery on the shore near a beach house a man named Levi was loaning Jesus. Now what sense of scale, a rowboat? A bum on the shore with a beer and a line? No, Peter had five ships at once in the shipyard under construction, relatively wealthy, as were most of the people around him, we come to find out. Like Magdelene, or Joseph of Arimethia, probably a billionaire by today’s standards, or at least a multi-millionaire.

    So for a fishing group that large, you need a processing, a marketing, transportation, wood, carpenters, a central Villa house… a well, a stream outside, the Centurian’s “Police” house, Matthew’s Customs / Tax house…

    Now also as upper-class business owning people they were just Capitalists. Maybe, but they were already baptized followers of John the Baptist, his cousin. Considered a far-out zealot. So how does that work? Like a California New Age operation? Change any perception here? So in our terms, his followers are like capitalist owners of medium businesses of like 100 employees? A steel-stamping shop or something? Who own a beach cottage? They are also all married, caring for ill stepfathers and other relatives. Note although Jesus cured many including Peter’s family and many others, even Centurians, he did NOT fix all of these people. This is interesting and illustrative, although they do not explain why. The only explanation for a related point was Jesus had a hard time doing miracles in his hometown, as the PEOPLE did not believe. So it appears Jesus does not work in isolation but as a CONDUIT for the spiritual state of the people.

    Anyway, how big is a “Small boat” like the one given/loaned/built for Jesus? About 10 men. That’s like a 19th century lifeboat or whaling boat. Also showing how very many boats Peter had around, and the size, as some were the size of a house. If you have a “small” boat, by definition nearby must be a “large” boat in contrast. 10 men seems pretty large to me, larger than an average powerboat.

    It looks something like this:

    Probably something like this:

    (Dislikes too many links)

    Dr. D

    And just poor, helpless fishermen, living in huts, like this:

    Looks terrible. How do they get by in such primitive conditions? Okay, that’s later, 4th century. , but if you’re not at war and screwing everything up all the time, there’s a lot of wealth easily made. How do they get buy with million dollar businesses, palatial villas, pillared cities, and 40-foot pleasure boats? And Peter (“Petros”, that is, “Rocky” real name “Simon”, “Simion” of Jacob’s 12 sons) thought he was really poor and simple in comparison to the wealth of the area. Probably so, but that really changes our movie renditions, doesn’t it? Where everyone ate dirt and slept on rocks?

    Anyway, Anne describes an additional miracle for the Capernum Rabbi’s daughter resurrected. But filling in from above, the Rabbi nor his wife had no faith, it wasn’t through them that she was cured this time. So the rules around it are not very strict or reliable. Of course this is apocryphal, but that fits the other descriptions.

    So for her description, they were out at the pagan side of town and coming home, all 12 in the boat. Long day in the sun, and Jesus immediately fell asleep. A storm suddenly came up as happens suddenly there and is not unusual, also storms are a lot rougher than you’d expect for the area when it’s quiet.

    Settling the storm is just the opposite of an Indian Rain Dance, isn’t it? But of course we’re all cool, logical, sophisticated people and don’t think those work either. It’s just that brown people are stupid. And clearly all Christians are stupid. But also all Jews are stupid. So basically, everyone is stupid except me, who is super awesome and know the unrevealed truth! That truth that only a few know! Also the speed and level the storm quieted is unparalleled. There are Rainbow Gatherings where people say this happens, in any festival, any large group of focused minds. You can find thousands of people alive today who have seen it. But I guess all evidence is one big coincidence! Data = Coincidence unless it fits my pre-established theories, isn’t that right?

    Anyway, although Peter’s Villa was endless, it was really turning into a zoo with hundreds of people gathering around in tents for free health care. …You can understand if anyone offers free health care, the demand quickly becomes infinite, even today. This was also putting a huge strain on the infrastructure of the area, like as per getting enough fish to feed everyone. Thus needing a “Miracle” to get nets for them all.

    Since by now it was night and they were using torches, not much of a miracle to find fish when you keep fishing, but that’s okay. Note the details like floating barrels alongside the boat which sort of ring-fence the fish, like we still use “stringers” today, but a lot larger as it’s a commercial scale. It was also Solstice as it was light very early in the morning.

    So that’s some gatherings of what is essentially remote viewing, on that painting above.

    For Easter upcoming.


    You know how to remove the spaces to activate the link

    Static or Change is Perpetual.
    What was, What is, What will be.
    Transitioning is a bloodbath for the unwilling/unprepared.
    Opinions (#1)

    Chris Hedges: Joe Biden’s Parting Gift to America Will be Christian Fascism
    March 17, 2024
    Heritage Foundation

    Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a right-wing think tank.
    Its stated mission is to formulate and promote public policies based on the principles of “free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.”
    It is widely considered one of the world’s most influential public policy research institutes. The Foundation wields considerable influence in Washington DC, and enjoyed particular prominence during the Reagan administration. Its initial funding was provided by Joseph Coors, of the Coors beer empire, and Richard Mellon Scaife, heir of the Mellon industrial and banking fortune. Its founders include Paul Weyrich and Mickey Edwards. The Foundation maintains strong ties with the London Institute of Economic Affairs and the Mont Pelerin Society.
    The Heritage Foundation
    Opinions (#2)

    life will go on
    “misinformation” — that is, truth about what our government is doing that cannot be allowed to enter the public arena. making it very difficult for ordinary citizens to question authority.”

    • Gags and Jibes (Kunstler)
    Opinions (#3)

    • Russia – A Democracy that Works (Paul Craig Roberts)

    With a 75% voter turnout, 87% of the turnout voted for Putin.

    No, the election was not rigged.
    Opinions (#4)

    “You can speak out all you want,” the minister told Bridgen. “It doesn’t matter. You are vaccinated. You will be dead of cancer soon.”

    https:/ /
    Andrew Bridgen, UK lawmaker stuns parliament with call for members of ‘Covid cabal’ to face death penalty,
    Opinions (#5) Choices

    TAE – RIM

    John Day

    Jacob Chansley for RFK Jr’s VP running mate!

    Dr. D

    He certainly would make a good bullet proof vest!

    John Day

    On his latest of far too many visits to Ukraine, Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday urged legislators to expand the pool of citizens subject to being drafted and thrown into the country’s losing war against Russia, saying, “We need more people in the line.”

    John Day

    The Daily Mail reports that the award-winning Golden Chippy in Greenwich received the removal order from the council after a “number of complaints about the mural” and the council deciding it constitutes an “unauthorised advert” in a “preservation area.”

    John Day

    This caught my eye on Zero Hedge. It appears to be serious:
    Anti-Semitism As The Harbinger Of Global Chaos

    Everywhere one looks, chaos reigns—or, at the very least, bubbles just below the surface.

    Perhaps most telling among the signs of disarray is the unnerving rise of antisemitism in the United States, Europe, and throughout the world. Antisemitism, in general, has been intensifying, slowly but surely, over the last decade or so. Over the last few months, however, it has emerged fully into the open, undaunted and unembarrassed. What was once considered shameful and disconcerting is now warmly welcomed as a “rational” response to American foreign policy, Israeli war practices, “colonialism,” and “white privilege.”

    All of this is troubling, to put it mildly, both in and of itself and as a harbinger of greater and more deadly global unrest.

    Hatred of and anger toward Jews is not the same as other forms of bigotry…

    ..The present global chaos doesn’t have to end the same way the chaos of a century ago did. It doesn’t have to result in the ascension of millenarian ideologies and their totalitarian defenders. History has shown that extremism can be short-circuited and radical ideologies undone. The first step in doing so, however, must be to bring an end to the rationalization of the persecution of the world’s Jews. The second step is to end the persecution itself.

    Antisemitism is ugly and shameful, and it must be treated as such. For their sake and ours.

    D Benton Smith

    A wonderful and not fully foreseen thing happens when the mental and physical capacity of human beings is directed by truth filled thinking toward beneficially successful activities, rather than deceitful thinking used to incompetently strive for truly horribly disastrous results. The resources wasted on doing things wrongly (and thus unsuccessfully) would become available to be put into service producing beneficial things.

    Not only would there be LESS bad things. There would be MORE good things. Not only LESS failure, but MORE success. Not LESS workable endeavors (i.e. inefficiency and failure), but projects and objectives that were MORE workable because they would be based on truth and workability, and thus lead to success.

    Not only would people spend LESS time coping with fear and stress and hopeless despair in an endless effort to avoid being destroyed in a criminally insane environment, but they would have MORE time and resources to invest in the good and useful things that they love and which will actually improve their lives.

    I’m talking about a self-reinforcing (and mutually reinforcing) positive feedback loop of second order exponential proportions. Like when an exponent is itself an exponent. Like X squared to the X squared power.

    What if even HALF of the man hour spent on war and crime had instead been spent growing healthy food and teaching our children how to be wise and good? How much good work would that amount to?
    8 thousand billion man hours (give or take) in just the past year alone?

    In other words, when the resources spent on LIES are re-directed to TRUTH, things don’t just “get better”. The “get better” BETTER. You see what I mean.

    Man, am I ever ready for THAT.

    John Day

    Is Mish Shedlock “election tampering” with this story?
    Biden Wants to Hike Taxes by $7 Trillion Dollars

    Biden Wants to Hike Taxes by $7 Trillion Dollars


    She can’t have seen the bullet. Frames per second of the camera couldn’t capture that.
    I do think the bottomless tree was interesting, though.

    John Day



    John Day

    Former US President Barack Obama has reportedly flown – in absolute secrecy – to the United Kingdom, and upon landing, was taken directly to 10 Downing Street to meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

    Officials in #10 Downing Street are flatly refusing to discuss why Obama is there, or what he will speak with Sunak about. It’s all very Hush Hush.

    John Day

    Calling a male person a “man” ILLEGAL in Scotland starting April 1

    John Day

    Billionaire Elon Musk has spoken out in the case of 16-year-old schoolgirl Loretta B., who was pulled out of her classroom by police last week because of a TikTok post in support of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

    At the end of February, the girl was taken out of class in front of her fellow students and questioned by police, as first reported by German newspaper Junge Freiheit.

    In her TikTok post, she asked “What do Germany and the Smurfs have in common: They are both blue.” The post was in reference to the AfD, which has blue party colors.

    She had also shared a post that stated that Germany was not just a place on the map, but also home for her.

    Loretta B. told the paper that when she was pulled out of class by the police, “I felt everyone’s piercing stares on me.”

    The Brandenburg police then spread disinformation following the event, claiming the mother and daughter understood the police actions, with their statement reading: “The student showed understanding of the police measures and the preventive approach behind them, as that was what was important to her to protect against possible hostilities that could arise from their activities on social networks.”


    I don’t know about others but when I see Khazaria, Rothschild, Jews, Freemasons etc in posts, especially
    talking about world domination, I wonder when the guards will show up to take folks back to the mental institution.

    D Benton Smith


    @Dr. D: I had precisely the same reaction-

    ‘“My biggest concern is that your view has the First Amendment hamstringing the government in significant ways.” – Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
    That must be the most epic quote since the Republic was founded. No LITERALLY that was the whole POINT of the 1st Amendment.’ “

    The implications to be drawn from this inadvertent exposure of the MINDSET which prevails within virtually the ENTIRETY of government cannot, should not be overlooked or ignored. Justice Brown (and everyone around her) actually does BELIEVE that the government, just the government itself, is the thing which must be protected and sustained.

    Sorry if this seems so obvious that I’m being silly for mentioning it as though it were some deep insight that only the wise can see. It’s just that Supreme Court Justice Brown revealed SO much in so few words, on such a quintessentially important issue as the question of what the government and the First Amendment exist FOR in the first place.

    D Benton Smith

    Government should be nothing other than cooperation of, by and for the people in their service to the true and thus divine principles which govern existence.

    John Day

    @DBS: “Amen”

    D Benton Smith

    If some of the things that I’ve written on this forum since 2013 or so have struck you as being particularly true or useful, then good. That’s all that I wanted, and it’s also the only thing that anyone needs from me. All the rest of the stuff I’ve commented over that surprisingly long span of years were just the kind of debris that always seems to wind up on the shop floor and scrap pile no matter how efficient and tidy I try to be.


    “Putin says unacceptable to infringe on prerogatives of World Health Organization”
    This from tass on 30 Oct 2021.
    I’ve been hanging onto this for a while, and I want to close it. I hope he has changed his mind.

    D Benton Smith


    That TASS news item was from 30 Oct 2021, so I just gotta wonder how it got back into circulation as news all the way up here in March 2024 (that’s a 2 1/2 year time gap). I’m not saying that Putin is clean or anything. I’m just sayin’.

    D Benton Smith

    Religionists are prone to preach that what they say and write is Divine (the literal word of God, written down and vouched by holy persons) and that therefore I should believe that it is true. I come at that judgement from a much different direction. I tend much more toward the viewpoint that if something is true, and is proven by me or to me or is known to me as being true based upon my own best ability to discern true from false, then in that case, and because it is true, then it is Divine.


    I was cleaning up my bookmarks and found it. So I am the culprit. Sorry.
    I admire Mr. Putin, but lockstep was the scariest part of the whole, rotten scam.


    Emeritus Professor of Physics at Princeton University, William Happer: “More CO2 is good for the world… It’s absurd to be trying to reduce CO2”.

    426 ppm (current) is not good for ecosystems evolved for 230 ppm (800,000 year average)..


    going a little further back than Billy Bragg

    Alas! what evil customs now prevail in Hellas! Whene’er the host sets up a trophy o’er the foe, men no more consider this the work of those who really toiled, but the general gets the credit for it. Now he was but one among ten thousand others to brandish his spear; he only did the work of one; but yet he wins more praise than they. Again, as magistrates in all the grandeur of office they scorn the common folk, though they are naught themselves; whereas those others are ten thousand times more wise than they, if daring combine with judgment.

    Andromache, Euripides 424 BC


    426 ppm (current) is not good for ecosystems evolved for 230 ppm (800,000 year average)..

    “Not good for”? The trees, grass, shrubs, etc are doing great out here, I just took a look.

    Tell you what, if you do a double blind experiment in which you have to repeatedly stand in a room that is either 0.004% CO2 or 0.002% CO2 and can tell us which concentration it is with oh… 70% accuracy in 20 tries. I’ll become a Science Denier with you.

    Did you mean “not good” as in no discernable effect not-good? Or harmful in some way?

    Then it should be easily noticeable to YOU, who you claim “evolved for” 230ppm.

    What scale does evolution occur on?

    In any case, consider that CO2 levels will go up far beyond what you say is catostrophic with or without humanity doing anything. The current cycle of high CO2 levels has repeated about 40 times with no human civilization at all.

    Here’s a sample.


    ““Have you all lost your minds?”

    Yup. And no one will pay the slightest attention. That’s the point of engineering a mass formation psychosis. It’s an impenetrable force field against “Reality.” They can, will, and always do, literally die by the hundred thousands first. Or rather, THEY die by the thousands and make US die by the hundred thousands.

    What if you were in 30’s Germany, watching the NAZIs preaching a whole set of propaganda WHILE progressively engaging in activities aligned with that propaganda leading towards the deaths of millions.

    What if you had a guy that incessantly, with a one track mind, preached the same belief system. All the same underlying sentiments, supposed facts, judgements derived from it….

    Studiously avoiding very specific things that could harm people but in all other respects just rabidly incessantly preaching the same exact creed which you KNOW is for the terrorizing and killing of millions upon millions.

    Oh hey, there must just be a factual or scientific misunderstanding – Cosmic Coincidence that he agrees with this massive push for death and suffering.

    How do you exorcise someone who is possessed? Anyone have a tale of successfully doing so?

    Tolkien seems to review quite a few characters possessed or acted upon by malignant forces.

    Theoden – weakened, pessimistic, demoralized until the spell is broken

    Treebeard & the Ents – who “do not like to be roused” and suffer passively until roused

    Denethor – who is overwhelmed and wants to put everything of value on a funeral pyre and have it burn with him

    Boromir – who is overwhelmed, but comes to his senses and redeems himself.

    Each acted on covertly.

    Or Aragorn, who looks into the palantir on purpose, knowingly struggles, and wrests it away from evil

    Or Gandalf, who goes down to the depths with the Balrog – the entire account can be read as symbolic – purified when he manages to win.

    I can’t think of anyone possessed being actively rescued, unless you count Frodo with the bit of Morgul blade in him, or Eowyn and Faramir being healed – part of the healing, of a necessity being to confront the darkness they always carried with them before the Morgul Breath. And Frodo at least had to make it across the Ford

    But in each case, seems like Tolkien is saying that ultimately nobody can do it for you.

    John Day

    Atmospheric CO2 is rising rapidly.
    The effects on various plants are various, not at all the same and not constant.
    It turns out that some plants decrease their respiration by closing stomata, in response to higher CO2 levels.
    It’s just not simply “good”, and in the short term it is heating the planet, and the solar maximum is apparently heating the planet, too. The magnetic fields are rapidly weakening, letting more high energy protons and electrons come through, hit the ozone and deplete it, letting in more UV, which I think I feel in my skin. I feel something cringy, not just hot, in midday summer sun in recent years. I go back in. I never used to go back in, even 5 years ago.
    How much CO2 is man-made?
    I don’t know. I am not convinced it is the majority of it, but it could be. A lot might be coming from undersea volcanos.
    Are we headed for much worse, unrelated to human CO2 production, in the 2030s?
    I think we are.
    Let’s see.
    What do you plan to do while we wait, as industrial economy implodes, and can’t support us in the manner to which we have become accustomed?
    Some people are doing the best they can, based upon their assessments of “reality”.
    Others keep more of an intellectual distance, waiting for a clearer understanding of what is going on.
    The people who are doing their best might even come to understand what is going on sooner, better, or both.


    Climate “scientists” posted warnings, having studied tree ring data, that the world has experienced unprecedented warming in the past 20 years. Alarming! Terrifying! But not surprising.

    In fact, it was SO unsurprising that real actual scientists tried, as an experiment on the computer algo being used, chopping off the data 25 years earlier.

    The results were shocking but unsurprising – the Climate “science” model extrapolated out the same kind of temperature spike at the end of its run, only 25 years earlier. We’re all underwater and dead decades ago, folks!

    Dr. D

    I am a coinicidence theorist, and that is not suspicious at all.

    Science always puts any random data into a model, and it comes out the same conclusion: Happens all the Time!

    (That’s from the joke, Insurance adjuster is in a small Texas town. Locals says, “Don’t you think it’s unusual, the bar went on hard times, then just as it was going bankrupt, it burned down?” Adjuster: “What? No! That happens all the time!) Yeah, suspiciously often. See Letterkenny.

    Just what I’m talking about:

    “memecoins skyrocket by 10,000% and reach multi-billion dollar market caps in a matter of days. What’s the point of saving 5% in a bank account for years when an Internet troll can make that in a day.

    The rise of financial nihilism can be attributed to (1) the lack of upward mobility makes the American Dream feel like a thing of the past for many, and (2) the perceived irresponsibility of the US government and Federal Reserve. As a result, people have to take bigger risks to achieve financial stability — gambling on the future is the only way to get there. 
    “You take bigger risks. You feel driven to take bigger risks to try and leapfrog from your current financial position (mostly paycheck to paycheck; buying a home feels nearly impossible; saddled with student loans; salary increases not keeping up expense increases) to something more tenable. More comfortable. More baller.
    So you gamble. You. F**king. Gamble. You look anywhere, for anything, that can give you a 5:1, 10:1, 50:1 type of payout. Naturally, you look to literal gambling, which is growing at a breakneck pace-” – Travis King

    Everywhere, everytime, in all financial history. Guess what? You’re not different. It isn’t different this time.

    Who’s doing this, WHY is this done? Easy: Central bank inflation. In a joint merger with government. Enforce with guns, drawn quickly, used widely. Why is crypto? It’s a bet on the devaluation and corruption of existing systems and banking. That’s why it goes straight up and can’t be stopped. If you want it stopped, it will stop the instant Banks, Leaders, Law, Government, are trustworthy and stewards of property rights. So Bitcoin $1 Million? $1 Billion? No problem, we’ll be there shortly.

    In the meantime, buy Elizabeth Whor’in coin, DogWifHat, and Coqinu coin. Or Black CoqinU coin, if you prefer.

    They are worth more than the US$, and rightfully so. Because THEY are a joke.

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