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  1. Mr. Unz,

    Thanks for the reset.
    ___

    Most readers here are wise enough to avoid it, but I was briefly exposed to The Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix. It confirms why Henry Cavill quit the main show in disgust.

    In a 4 episode mini series with only one main male character, one would think that they could at least avoid a gay kiss sub plot…. Nope…. Got that too. It managed to score 8% positive on Rotten Tomatoes.

    WOW! This abomination is more “SJW Woke” than Rings of Power.

    A suitably critical video review is below.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

  2. 8. Civil war will break out in the US, California. and Texas becoming independent states as a result. Texas and Mexico will form an allied state. Elon Musk’ll win the presidential election in a number of states which, after the new Civil War’s end, will have been given to the GOP

    Though Medvedev’s details are probably off, the general idea is not at all far fetched.

    People in the United States for some time now have been being psychologically conditioned via the corporate mass media for a new civil war, just as they have been being conditioned for a new world war.

    I think this particular Civil War would be of the Russian variety of a hundred years ago, sparked by a Red October 2.0 like event (ie a no holds barred Communist Revolution, perhaps occurring as in Russia’s case in the midst of a world war) in the United States. I think the term ‘civil war’ in this instance is a bit of a misnomer, however, as I see this rather as primarily a war against identity, ie peoplehood.

    Relatedly, I’ve posted before how the United States since the time of it’s founding in 1776 has consciously modeled itself upon Rome. For instance, the land carefully chosen to construct Washington DC upon had once been called Rome, complete with its own Tiber running through it. [See ‘Rome and Washington DC’ link below]

    [MORE]

    Indeed, since the very founding of the United States, point by point of it’s history has closely paralleled that of ancient Rome’s.

    And so it is today that the recent Trump presidency closely parallels the late Roman republic’s First Triumvirate, a triumvirate which would ultimately dissolve in a civil war, the latter (as depicted in the statuary below) consisting of the Roman billionaire and real estate speculator Marcus Crassus (middle), his young up and coming political protégé Julius Caesar (left), and the Roman general Pompey (right). [See link on ‘First Triumvirate’]

    The close parallels between Crassus and Trump, and Pompey and Pompeo, are obvious. [See ‘Pompeo and Pompey’ link]

    Trump has already declared his 2024 presidential candidacy, and Pompeo will announce his decision in this regard in the coming Spring.

    And does Trump, just as Crassus with his Julius Caesar, also have a young up and coming political protégé?

    Yes, he does, and his name is Jared Kushner. [For an unusual, though intriguing, description of Jared Kushner, see excerpt and link below. The full article is well worth a read.]

    Julius Caesar would ultimately rise above his political patron Crassus, defeat Pompey, and rise to the top.

    Though Jared Kushner seems inactive at the moment politically, life is full of surprises. Will he, too, rise above his political patron, Donald Trump, defeat Pompeo, and rise to the top?

    We shall see…

    ‘A Messiah for Globalism’

    The Second Coming

    ‘From the time he was born they told him he was perfect. And so he was. No one’s spine towered taller than Jared Kushner. He had been trained for the best by the worst. Charles Kushner, the father of Jared, is a lifelong friend of Benjamin Netanyahu and a convicted felon. The two of them would turn Jared the child into a messiah for globalism. Such is the life of a thoroughbred human. They’re carved from marble for a purpose. His chemistry was being tuned as early as age four.’

    ‘Netanyahu tells the press about the night he slept in Jared’s bedroom. His tender story is a ritual anointment before the world. Jared will win every room now with his essence. Everyone agrees he’ll be the chosen of the chosen. Behind a slender skull, Jared discovered his aura was more valuable than he was. He’s a raccoon curled up in the cold fireplace of an abandoned mansion.’

    https://www.alison-morton.com/2015/06/21/rome-and-washington-dc/

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Triumvirate

    https://thediplomatinspain.com/en/2018/11/pompeo-and-pompey/

    https://www.jtrue.com/blog/the-second-coming

  3. My prediction for 2023 is in relationship to the whore legacy media.

    The great piviot has started in the media…China is no longer been talked of as the next world power but an aging workforce with many internal problems.

    The piviot is to India…this has two goals, to use India as a wedge and to have somewhere for U.S companies to tap cheap wages to continue the massive profits.

    Problem is India will be the asset strippers of the West, they are masters of lying and grifting.

    • Replies: @Daemon
    @Cook-ie

    China is no longer being talked of as the next world power precisely because the ZUSA is losing its grip at an accelerating rate. The past few years as it moved from being unlikely to probable, you have the regime propagandists and think-tank swamp creatures sound the alarm bell to try and "contain" China. That didn't work.

    Now as we move from probable to near certainty, the people in charge are changing strategies. The cabal at the heart of this infestation are ultimately solipsists. They believe in word spells, that if they repeat a lie often enough it becomes reality, after all it has how they have retained power in the west so far. So they repeat their mantras - "demographic collapse", "three gorges dam collapsing three times a year", "chinese cannot innovate", in the vain hope that they can will it into reality.

    Agree regarding India. The dung beetles will carry off the last of the wealth after the Zionists have sucked the corpse dry.

    , @A123
    @Cook-ie


    The great piviot has started in the media…China is no longer been talked of as the next world power but an aging workforce with many internal problems.
     
    The CCP under Xi has made catastrophic errors. Most notably contaminating the world with their leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.

    Global supply chain disruptions placed unstoppable momentum on national security issues. This emphasizes the need for domestic production (and reliable adjacent partners). Even regimes bribed by Xi, such as Not-The-President Biden's, are compelled to begin gradual decoupling.

    The pivot is to India…this has two goals, to use India as a wedge and to have somewhere for U.S companies to tap cheap wages to continue the massive profits.
     
    The H1B/OPT scam lies exposed to everyone. MAGA held neither the Senate nor the House during Trump's first term. Thus, there was no Legislative fix for the President to sign to reign in these "must issue" programs.

    Trump's 2nd term will offer the best hope of d this problem. Notably, DeSantis is not emphasizing H1B/OPT elimination even though Disney is a major abuser of the program. Could DeNeocon be soft on immigration?

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

    Replies: @A123

  4. • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    The saddest part: there are no children in #Ukraine anymore. Only little humans with very grown up eyes, old even. Somewhat tired of a life yet unlived. Pictured: Marc, 8 yo, just survived a #russia artillery attack
     
    Indeed. Thanks to Russia and its leaderships Ukrainaphobic war (is this better than saying "genocidal war"?) against Ukraine. Had not Russia invaded Ukraine, the children of Ukraine would be living more normal lives, like they did before the war. The photo may be fake, but the sentiment is 100% true and accurate. Russia, go back to Russia.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Mikhail, @RadicalCenter

  5. @Mikhail
    https://twitter.com/UnpluggedRus/status/1608049292568137728

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    The saddest part: there are no children in #Ukraine anymore. Only little humans with very grown up eyes, old even. Somewhat tired of a life yet unlived. Pictured: Marc, 8 yo, just survived a #russia artillery attack

    Indeed. Thanks to Russia and its leaderships Ukrainaphobic war (is this better than saying “genocidal war”?) against Ukraine. Had not Russia invaded Ukraine, the children of Ukraine would be living more normal lives, like they did before the war. The photo may be fake, but the sentiment is 100% true and accurate. Russia, go back to Russia.

    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    ...the sentiment is 100% true and accurate
     
    But is the sentiment complete? Or do you again focus only on your own?

    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas. Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make? Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn't happen or was 'ancient history by 2022, is that they brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance and desire for alliance with Nato. They could just give up and there would be no suffering. As you claimed the Donbas Russians could have given up.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere. To scream "go back to Russia" is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place. (Your Mexican friends in Arizona may say something similar one day.)

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Philip Owen, @Mr. Hack, @AP

    , @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Why did that svido Kiev regime MP (noted in my prior comment in this thread) use the picture of a kid from another country taken in 2013?

    Also recall, Poroshenko saying years back that the children of Donbass would be in basements getting bombed, while Kiev regime children would be going to school and playing outside. Then again, you might believe the convoluted notion that the Kiev regime wasn't bombing Donbass prior to 2/24/22.

    As for Russia, note the neocon/neolib geopolitically selective "humanitarian intervention" characterization.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    , @RadicalCenter
    @Mr. Hack

    NATO thugs and “advisors”, go back to poland. Go back to the shitty rainy island of bad teeth, worse faggotry, and even worse cuisine (formerly-great formerly-britain). Go back to Afro-Tranny Land (you know where that is, “our” former country).

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

  6. @Cook-ie
    My prediction for 2023 is in relationship to the whore legacy media.

    The great piviot has started in the media...China is no longer been talked of as the next world power but an aging workforce with many internal problems.

    The piviot is to India...this has two goals, to use India as a wedge and to have somewhere for U.S companies to tap cheap wages to continue the massive profits.

    Problem is India will be the asset strippers of the West, they are masters of lying and grifting.

    Replies: @Daemon, @A123

    China is no longer being talked of as the next world power precisely because the ZUSA is losing its grip at an accelerating rate. The past few years as it moved from being unlikely to probable, you have the regime propagandists and think-tank swamp creatures sound the alarm bell to try and “contain” China. That didn’t work.

    Now as we move from probable to near certainty, the people in charge are changing strategies. The cabal at the heart of this infestation are ultimately solipsists. They believe in word spells, that if they repeat a lie often enough it becomes reality, after all it has how they have retained power in the west so far. So they repeat their mantras – “demographic collapse”, “three gorges dam collapsing three times a year”, “chinese cannot innovate”, in the vain hope that they can will it into reality.

    Agree regarding India. The dung beetles will carry off the last of the wealth after the Zionists have sucked the corpse dry.

  7. One of AP’s demons seems to have escaped in Chichen Itza. I hope that Spaniards can suck it up and containerize it in the pipes of a baroque organ.

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    • LOL: Jatt Aryaa
    • Replies: @Jatt Aryaa
    @songbird

    Another thing to note is the EIC won a pyrrhic victory against a portion of all Sikh forces.
    1/3 troops were stationed in Khyber & most Sikh chiefs were British allies from 1809.

    Sikh troops showed magnanimity during British withdrawal & were betrayed by Officers.
    Point is, with both the British PM & Mayor of London coming from the Lahore Durbar;

    What's left to say?

    Replies: @songbird

    , @Coconuts
    @songbird

    Can tolerance of Jews, sodomites and varied other heretics be reviving the devils?

    Luckily Imperium Press just reprinted this important text:

    https://www.imperiumpress.org/shop/on-the-spanish-inquisition/


    The Spanish Inquisition calls to mind cruelty, injustice, and religious persecution, but in 'On the Spanish Inquisition', Maistre shows us that the facts are quite different. So far from being cruel, he says, “nothing in the universe can really be more calm and gentle—more impartial and humane—than the tribunal of the Inquisition.”
     

    Replies: @songbird

  8. @Cook-ie
    My prediction for 2023 is in relationship to the whore legacy media.

    The great piviot has started in the media...China is no longer been talked of as the next world power but an aging workforce with many internal problems.

    The piviot is to India...this has two goals, to use India as a wedge and to have somewhere for U.S companies to tap cheap wages to continue the massive profits.

    Problem is India will be the asset strippers of the West, they are masters of lying and grifting.

    Replies: @Daemon, @A123

    The great piviot has started in the media…China is no longer been talked of as the next world power but an aging workforce with many internal problems.

    The CCP under Xi has made catastrophic errors. Most notably contaminating the world with their leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.

    Global supply chain disruptions placed unstoppable momentum on national security issues. This emphasizes the need for domestic production (and reliable adjacent partners). Even regimes bribed by Xi, such as Not-The-President Biden’s, are compelled to begin gradual decoupling.

    The pivot is to India…this has two goals, to use India as a wedge and to have somewhere for U.S companies to tap cheap wages to continue the massive profits.

    The H1B/OPT scam lies exposed to everyone. MAGA held neither the Senate nor the House during Trump’s first term. Thus, there was no Legislative fix for the President to sign to reign in these “must issue” programs.

    Trump’s 2nd term will offer the best hope of d this problem. Notably, DeSantis is not emphasizing H1B/OPT elimination even though Disney is a major abuser of the program. Could DeNeocon be soft on immigration?

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

    • Replies: @A123
    @A123


    best hope of d this problem
     
    Missed the 5 minute window. It should read.

    Best hope of fixing this problem.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄
  9. @A123
    @Cook-ie


    The great piviot has started in the media…China is no longer been talked of as the next world power but an aging workforce with many internal problems.
     
    The CCP under Xi has made catastrophic errors. Most notably contaminating the world with their leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.

    Global supply chain disruptions placed unstoppable momentum on national security issues. This emphasizes the need for domestic production (and reliable adjacent partners). Even regimes bribed by Xi, such as Not-The-President Biden's, are compelled to begin gradual decoupling.

    The pivot is to India…this has two goals, to use India as a wedge and to have somewhere for U.S companies to tap cheap wages to continue the massive profits.
     
    The H1B/OPT scam lies exposed to everyone. MAGA held neither the Senate nor the House during Trump's first term. Thus, there was no Legislative fix for the President to sign to reign in these "must issue" programs.

    Trump's 2nd term will offer the best hope of d this problem. Notably, DeSantis is not emphasizing H1B/OPT elimination even though Disney is a major abuser of the program. Could DeNeocon be soft on immigration?

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

    Replies: @A123

    best hope of d this problem

    Missed the 5 minute window. It should read.

    Best hope of fixing this problem.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

  10. Should Slavs adopt this technology?

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    • Replies: @Barbarossa
    @songbird

    I can't quite decide if that device is genius or idiotic. I don't think I could ever wear such a thing as it would constantly be getting in the way.

    Replies: @songbird

  11. For all the focus everyone here seems to have on the Russia-Ukraine War, and other issues such as the demographic replacement of native European populations, Israel-Palestine, and etc. everyone seems to have forgotten something more basic.

    The whole “Covid” affair is a deliberate political agenda implemented by ruling elites the world over (Lukashenko’s Belarus and Tanzania along with some other African country are the only exceptions I forgot iirc) to enslave their populations with Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and Digital Identities (so Social Credit, like China, but worse because at least China’s is anti-LBTQ+ or whatever while in the “West” it will be pro-LGBTQ+). Literally, Feudalism and even Slavery are going to look like child’s play compared to what’s coming for masses the world over.

    Since it’s clear that 2023 will most likely be a year of great enslavement where the “Covid” agenda will likely come to completion, my question is does anyone here have any advice on how to make slavery under “Covid”, CBDCs, and Digital IDs more bearable or tolerable?

    Like how to lose less money, avoid censorship, surveillance, and etc. Even small tips and tricks for daily life like avoiding QR code smartphone registration in stores. For example, one can sort of evade fully wearing a Covid mask in most situations, but that’s small solace for what’s coming in 2023 …

    This is for those who claim that “Covid deniers”, “Anti-vaxxers” and so on are simply “insane” and their case has no merit. The Twitter thread even has Elon Musk’s approval, but Musk is most likely in on the agenda of mass enslavement as he’s probably there to balance a little bit of free speech with CBDCs and Digital IDs.

    • Replies: @A123
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    This is for those who claim that “Covid deniers”, “Anti-vaxxers” and so on are simply “insane” and their case has no merit.
     
    The sides are best described as:
        ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
        ♦ Vaxx-Realists

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups. Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone's expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)


    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

    In a meta-analysis of 63 studies of ivermectin versus COVID-19 in humans, 100% of these have shown positive results. Studies were from all continents except Antarctica. Considered individually, 29 of those studies were found to be statistically significant regarding use of ivermectin alone. Over the 63 studies in meta-analysis, pooled effects showed 69% improvement in early treatment, and prophylactic use showed 86% improvement. Of those studies in the meta-analysis that were peer-reviewed, overall improvement in early treatment was found to be 70% (64% in randomized controlled trials), and 86% of those in which ivermectin was used prophylactically showed improvement (84% in randomized controlled trials).

    Mortality from COVID-19 over all time periods of delay in treatment was 76% improved over controls (69% in randomized controlled trials), whereas mortality was improved 84% in early treatment of COVID-19 (82% in randomized controlled trials). Forty studies were excluded from the meta-analysis for complicating factors or insufficient detail reported, and these also showed 100% positive results.
     


     
    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO's are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄
    ___________________________

    (1) https://instapundit.com/560999/

    Replies: @Mikel, @Resist Covid Slavery

    , @Mikel
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    my question is does anyone here have any advice on how to make slavery under “Covid”, CBDCs, and Digital IDs more bearable or tolerable?
     
    Try your closest prepper and ammo stores.

    But I think you'd be happier on the Kevin Barrett or Unz threads.

    Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery

    , @Barbarossa
    @Resist Covid Slavery

    For what it's worth, my advice to find a soft-ish landing in whatever the coming shit-storm may be, is pretty simple.

    Stay out of debt and cultivate useful skills. There is a massive shortfall of competent workers in all the trades, and this can be leveraged favorably by those with some work ethic and ability.

    Find (or cultivate) a community of like-minded people who can rely on you and you them. The biggest first step is to find out who one's neighbors are build bonds. There are no perfect groups, so see if you can work with who you have around you. Chances are you'll have a better time of it than you expect, though you'll have a better chance in the rural areas. For myself, having a lot of like-minded folks around us during the Covid craziness made it virtually impactless. We pretty much just lived our lives.

    Don't go down the slippery slope of technological adoption. Don't get a smartphone, stay off social media, don't get your kids phones, and do real stuff with your family and neighbors. This will also go a long way to facilitating my point above. They can only really force you to play the game if you are willing to go along with it.

    When they were going full vaxx-Nazi a lot of people around me were paying attention to what stores were on our side and were going to serve us no matter what. Needless to say, these are independent and locally owned, not chains. But regardless of whether they go Covid-Nazi again in the future (or whatever the next deal is) I think that all of the above is pro-social and useful. It's basically what I've been doing since I bought my land in 2008, and I think you could do a lot worse.

    My apologies if all the above sound painfully obvious or banal, but I really think that as individuals we can't really change the trajectory of society. However, if we start building those communal bonds and looking more inward maybe we'll find that it will do more to materially change our world than anything else.

  12. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    The saddest part: there are no children in #Ukraine anymore. Only little humans with very grown up eyes, old even. Somewhat tired of a life yet unlived. Pictured: Marc, 8 yo, just survived a #russia artillery attack
     
    Indeed. Thanks to Russia and its leaderships Ukrainaphobic war (is this better than saying "genocidal war"?) against Ukraine. Had not Russia invaded Ukraine, the children of Ukraine would be living more normal lives, like they did before the war. The photo may be fake, but the sentiment is 100% true and accurate. Russia, go back to Russia.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Mikhail, @RadicalCenter

    …the sentiment is 100% true and accurate

    But is the sentiment complete? Or do you again focus only on your own?

    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas. Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make? Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn’t happen or was ‘ancient history by 2022, is that they brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance and desire for alliance with Nato. They could just give up and there would be no suffering. As you claimed the Donbas Russians could have given up.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere. To scream “go back to Russia” is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place. (Your Mexican friends in Arizona may say something similar one day.)

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Beckow

    In August of 2021, Zelensky drifted in that direction, when he said that those liking Russia and speaking Russian should go there - thus contradicting what he said earlier. His newer take serves as a basis for parts of the former Ukrainian SSR to be reunited with Russia.

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @Philip Owen
    @Beckow

    And Russian proxies happily shelled and killed Ukrainian children as they are now doing in Kherson for no military purpose. The city is lost and they are not about to attack it.

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    To scream “go back to Russia” is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place.
     
    If I change my sentence to "Russian military go back to Russia" will that be better?

    The boundaries were drawn fairly well, the problem was Moscow's encouraging hand in getting Russian (and various other ethnicities) settlers to displace autochthonous Ukrainian ones. Donbas was to become the model province within the Soviet Union, where perfect communism was to flourish and its ideas exported to the outside world. Looks like they duped you!

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @AP
    @Beckow


    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas
     
    You always lie, Beckow.

    According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152:

    https://ukraine.un.org/sites/default/files/2022-02/Conflict-related%20civilian%20casualties%20as%20of%2031%20December%202021%20%28rev%2027%20January%202022%29%20corr%20EN_0.pdf

    Page 3:

    "During the entire conflict period, from 14 April 2014 to 31 December 2021, OHCHR recorded a total of 3,106 conflict-related civilian deaths (1,852 men, 1,072 women, 102 boys, 50 girls, and 30 adults whose sex is unknown)."

    And none in Kharkiv. Why?

    Because Russia didn't go across the international border and pour fighters and weapons into Kharkiv to create a war there. Fortunately Kiev, in a similar position to Assad or Putin, was far more humane.

    Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make
     
    Well, one of the excuses for the invasion of Ukraine was to stop those killings. But they had essentially stopped several years prior to the invasion. In 2021, 7 people were killed in active hostilities, not a single one was a child (UN report, see link above).

    But Russia has killed plenty of children since starting this invasion.

    https://thehill.com/policy/international/3791409-nearly-7000-civilians-have-now-been-killed-in-ukraine-war-un/

    391 children have been killed since Russia invaded.

    Mostly Russian-speaking children in eastern Ukraine.

    Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn’t happen or was ‘ancient history by 2022, is that they[Donbas people] brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.
     
    Russia brought it upon them by starting a civil war, whose first commanders were Russians from Russia such as Girkin.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance
     
    The liar Beckow pretends that there is no difference between laws within a country and the right of foreign countries to do what they want.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere.
     
    And you fail to do so. The most symmetric comparison to the Donbas rebellion would be Chechnya. Putin subdued Chechnya by killing 10,000s of Chechen civilians and Russia wasn't invaded by anybody in response. The most symmetric comparison to the Russian annexation of Crimea and Donbas would be the German annexation of Sudetenland and Danzig. The most symmetric comparison of the invasion of Ukraine proper would be the German invasion of Poland and the Soviet invasion of Finland. You support all of those? Poland, after all, refused all requests by Germany to join Germany in an alliance and instead stayed with Germany's enemies France and Britain.

    Replies: @Beckow

  13. Iraqi Information Minister reviews

    Ernst Junger: Between the Gods and the Titans
    Alain de Benoist
    tr. Greg Johnson & F. Roger Devlin
    Middle Europe Books 2022

    There is little new in this book. It is a watered-down presentation of Ernst Junger’s The Worker ideology. Since The Worker is impenetrable for so many this book is useful. For some of us this book is essential. It is not enjoyable to read as it presents a large amount of really bad news in 177 pages.

    Consider the possibility of a Ted Kazcynski who wasn’t bug nuts. That is the closest comparison I can imagine to this book.

    Essential backstory.

    Ernst Junger fought, nearly died, and survived fourteen wounds in the first World War. He was awarded the Iron Cross First Class and at the end of the war he was in a hospital. His acclaimed book Storm of Steel is the story of his transformative experience of the war. Junger might have been the greatest nihilist who ever lived. Sample sentence.

    For Drieu as for Junger, war is first of all what frees us from the bourgeois world and reveals man in his truth.

    p.142

    If you thought crazy Ted Kaczynski telling us the singularity has already arrived and us NPC consumers are all effectively paper clips, well you have another thing coming pal. That is nonsense. Ernst Junger makes sense.

    There is more although the gist here is probably already apparent. Some good news.

    To the bourgeois, Junger denies all methaphysical value. The bourgeois, in contrast to The Worker, only reasons in a utilitarian manner.

    p. 28

    Utils are worth very little. Usually this is a cop-out but Junger had plenty of utils so it pays to attend to his message. Benoist pares it down concisely. Also the Prime Directive of Technology is that possible implies desirable to some clever jackass who can rig up a rationale. All this needs cooking down for most because we are in Heidegger Being toward Death territory.

    One bonus in the book is it contains a presentation for the untranslatable Heidegger meme. If you have tried reading any of those book translations you might consider this a big relief. I have heard and read a number of people I consider credible repeat this. For the first time ever I have a chapter and verse usable for citation purposes if I need it. It’s on page 136 of this book in a quotation from one of Junger’s letters. Just that one little tidbit might justify the purchase.

    Last item. This book also contains the remark (by Armin Mohler) that Der Arbeiter (The Worker) is itself untranslatable. On p. 157.

    I could say more. Read the book! But be advised there is something dreadfully depressing on roughly one half the pages.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    “But for war, the world would sink into a swamp of feminism”

    “Just as the blowing of the winds preserves the sea from the foulness which would be the result of a prolonged calm, so also corruption in nations would be the product of prolonged, let alone ‘perpetual’ peace.”
    (Georg W. F. Hegel)

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  14. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    The saddest part: there are no children in #Ukraine anymore. Only little humans with very grown up eyes, old even. Somewhat tired of a life yet unlived. Pictured: Marc, 8 yo, just survived a #russia artillery attack
     
    Indeed. Thanks to Russia and its leaderships Ukrainaphobic war (is this better than saying "genocidal war"?) against Ukraine. Had not Russia invaded Ukraine, the children of Ukraine would be living more normal lives, like they did before the war. The photo may be fake, but the sentiment is 100% true and accurate. Russia, go back to Russia.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Mikhail, @RadicalCenter

    Why did that svido Kiev regime MP (noted in my prior comment in this thread) use the picture of a kid from another country taken in 2013?

    Also recall, Poroshenko saying years back that the children of Donbass would be in basements getting bombed, while Kiev regime children would be going to school and playing outside. Then again, you might believe the convoluted notion that the Kiev regime wasn’t bombing Donbass prior to 2/24/22.

    As for Russia, note the neocon/neolib geopolitically selective “humanitarian intervention” characterization.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mikhail

    I see that Kiev regime svido MP has since deleted her tweet, which pertains to this:

    https://www.kp.ru/daily/27490/4699673/

    &


    Львiв Tyler
    @LvivTyler
    Melissa Fleming is the head of the UN Department of Global Communications. You'd think she'd double check whether a story was true before leaving performative heartbreak emojis underneath it?

     



    https://twitter.com/LvivTyler/status/1608018969042251777
  15. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    ...the sentiment is 100% true and accurate
     
    But is the sentiment complete? Or do you again focus only on your own?

    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas. Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make? Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn't happen or was 'ancient history by 2022, is that they brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance and desire for alliance with Nato. They could just give up and there would be no suffering. As you claimed the Donbas Russians could have given up.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere. To scream "go back to Russia" is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place. (Your Mexican friends in Arizona may say something similar one day.)

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Philip Owen, @Mr. Hack, @AP

    In August of 2021, Zelensky drifted in that direction, when he said that those liking Russia and speaking Russian should go there – thus contradicting what he said earlier. His newer take serves as a basis for parts of the former Ukrainian SSR to be reunited with Russia.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mikhail

    Imagine the indignation if Donbas-Russia would say that people who like EU or Poland in Kiev-Galicia should just move there. It is amazing how the prima facie double standards are unquestionably accepted by the pro-Ukie side. They are some very strange people, egoistic and stupid...

    Replies: @silviosilver

  16. David Roth-Lindberg
    @RothLindberg
    This is really messed up…
    Ukraine Christmas carols teaching kids to hate Russians:

    [MORE]

  17. Wagner’s convicts are not skilled but they are advancing in a very rigid way quite possibly as sitting ducks for locating Ukrainian positions (per drones that are always overhead of Wagner assaults bands) when the Ukrainian open fire. The convict Wagerites’ lack of skills is a feature, not a bug. They are quite possibly not there to take territory and are expected to die in the process of not taking it. Bakhmut may not be perfect for the Russians but it is where they have the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting . We do not know how many causalities Russian fires are inflicting , yet given the Russian artillery advantage in Bakhmut Ukraine is taking significant casualties is certain. If is really is good for Ukraine the way the Russians are going about whatever they are trying to do in Bakhut, why do the Ukrainians keep telling the world that the Russian tactics in Bakhmut are stupid? RusFed individuals being lost there are almost entirely convicts and them being KIA is a saving to the Russian taxpayer.

    Bakhmut is where Russia has the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting and these are some of the best and most determined units in the Ukrainian being pinned or ‘fixed’ in Bakhmut where they are immobile and easy to bombard instead of being free for surprise offensives. Meanwhile the VDV (professional core of the Russian army) has been resting and refitting after being withdrawn from West bank Kherson months ago.

    I think Surovikin has the wherewithal for an offensive using his most capable and now freed troops for mobile operations while putting the hundreds of thousands of mobilised reservists (who include officers with combat experience) to man the fortified defensive positions. It is possible that Bakhmut is going so well as a battle of attrition for Russia that Surovikin wants to keep it going, instead of begining a huge mobile offensive which would be extremely tricky in the face of American surveillance capabilities, and if enjoying any serious success might precipitate the Ukrainians being given the intel for real time targeting with HIMARS and possibly ATACMS.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    @Sean

    If the Russia s use enough infantry this time around, with all the frozen rivers and streams and flood the area with 1000s of tanks the Ukies are going to be broken. They’ve learned lessons on integrating drones into the squad level now and have loitering munitions aplenty.

    Replies: @Sean, @Mikel

    , @LatW
    @Sean


    RusFed individuals being lost there are almost entirely convicts and them being KIA is a saving to the Russian taxpayer.
     
    You're saying there are no mobiks near Bakhmut? Or volunteers even? Btw, the zeks (convicts), at one point, will dry up, too, even if not immediately (only a certain percentage of zeks accept the deal to go and their number is finite).

    Bakhmut is where Russia has the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting and these are some of the best and most determined units in the Ukrainian being pinned or ‘fixed’ in Bakhmut where they are immobile and easy to bombard instead of being free for surprise offensives
     
    Are you sure it doesn't work both ways? That, despite hardship for Ukrainians, they are not "holding", "pinning down" the RFians in one area? The RFians are advancing from an open field. Behind Bakhmut on the Ukrainian side, there is Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, that's a solid rear. From the north and the south, there are Ukrainian troops as well.

    Replies: @Sean

  18. @Resist Covid Slavery
    For all the focus everyone here seems to have on the Russia-Ukraine War, and other issues such as the demographic replacement of native European populations, Israel-Palestine, and etc. everyone seems to have forgotten something more basic.

    The whole "Covid" affair is a deliberate political agenda implemented by ruling elites the world over (Lukashenko's Belarus and Tanzania along with some other African country are the only exceptions I forgot iirc) to enslave their populations with Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and Digital Identities (so Social Credit, like China, but worse because at least China's is anti-LBTQ+ or whatever while in the "West" it will be pro-LGBTQ+). Literally, Feudalism and even Slavery are going to look like child's play compared to what's coming for masses the world over.

    Since it's clear that 2023 will most likely be a year of great enslavement where the "Covid" agenda will likely come to completion, my question is does anyone here have any advice on how to make slavery under "Covid", CBDCs, and Digital IDs more bearable or tolerable?

    Like how to lose less money, avoid censorship, surveillance, and etc. Even small tips and tricks for daily life like avoiding QR code smartphone registration in stores. For example, one can sort of evade fully wearing a Covid mask in most situations, but that's small solace for what's coming in 2023 ...

    https://twitter.com/davidzweig/status/1607378386338340867

    This is for those who claim that "Covid deniers", "Anti-vaxxers" and so on are simply "insane" and their case has no merit. The Twitter thread even has Elon Musk's approval, but Musk is most likely in on the agenda of mass enslavement as he's probably there to balance a little bit of free speech with CBDCs and Digital IDs.

    Replies: @A123, @Mikel, @Barbarossa

    This is for those who claim that “Covid deniers”, “Anti-vaxxers” and so on are simply “insane” and their case has no merit.

    The sides are best described as:
        ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
        ♦ Vaxx-Realists

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups. Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone’s expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)

    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

    In a meta-analysis of 63 studies of ivermectin versus COVID-19 in humans, 100% of these have shown positive results. Studies were from all continents except Antarctica. Considered individually, 29 of those studies were found to be statistically significant regarding use of ivermectin alone. Over the 63 studies in meta-analysis, pooled effects showed 69% improvement in early treatment, and prophylactic use showed 86% improvement. Of those studies in the meta-analysis that were peer-reviewed, overall improvement in early treatment was found to be 70% (64% in randomized controlled trials), and 86% of those in which ivermectin was used prophylactically showed improvement (84% in randomized controlled trials).

    Mortality from COVID-19 over all time periods of delay in treatment was 76% improved over controls (69% in randomized controlled trials), whereas mortality was improved 84% in early treatment of COVID-19 (82% in randomized controlled trials). Forty studies were excluded from the meta-analysis for complicating factors or insufficient detail reported, and these also showed 100% positive results.

    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO’s are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄
    ___________________________

    (1) https://instapundit.com/560999/

    • Replies: @Mikel
    @A123


    Trump was right! Again!
     
    Only the most deluded liberals and RINOs doubted his deep knowledge of antiviral therapies. What an encyclopedic intellect!

    Replies: @A123

    , @Resist Covid Slavery
    @A123


    The CCP under Xi has made catastrophic errors. Most notably contaminating the world with their leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.

     

    It's not a "catastrophic error" when you realize that Xi and China's ruling elite is implementing CBDCs and Digital IDs to subjugate their populations more absolutely like 99% of other ruling elites the world over.

    Having said that, it's true China's going to need national unity for the upcoming war against the USA, presumably over Taiwan. So adjusting the economy, society and military preparations for that makes sense.

    As for the "Wuhan origins of Covid", honest truth is that Ron Unz is actually right when he states that it was an American biowarfare attack against China. Still, Unz doesn't explain it properly and the proposition sounds insane on first appearance. It's important to clarify that China hosted international military games in Wuhan in 2019 with the USA team not only appearing sick and unwell, but also performing very badly, which is obviously very strange for the country with one of, if not the most, powerful militaries in the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Military_World_Games

    This is the context that makes it plausible and entirely possible that Covid was actually an American biowarfare attack against China.

    Otherwise it's true that there were dodgy laboratories in Wuhan and that the workers/virologists could've been careless with the experimental material inside it, aside from the dodgy ethics and amorality of deliberately experimenting with potentially lethal viruses. Regardless, there is no way "Covid" originated from the Wuhan wet market, it was either a laboratory leak or deliberately brought by the US military team to China and then spread the world over from there.

    The sides are best described as:
    ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
    ♦ Vaxx-Realists


     

    This is confusing two issues. The issue of vaccination as a dodgy and unreliable health mechanism, and the pretext of how "Covid" is used to literally enslave populations worldwide. As bad as the former is, it's important to really keep focus on the latter.

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups.

     

    Honestly, judging from what one can see from dissident scientists and virologists on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet, this is an understatement. Maybe it's pointless to recite all the horror cases of the vaxxed young and seemingly healthy people dying from heart attacks, build-up of bile in the lungs, and etc. ...

    Vaccination is not some sort of sacred miracle of medicine, but just a mechanism that can be as dodgy as any other injection into the body, so most non-Covid vaccines are probably fine. Still counting my lucky stars I didn't go for a "booster" like the vast majority of obedient losers.


    Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone’s expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)

    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

     

    Agree.

    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO’s are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.
     

    There is some merit that "Covid" was deliberately planned from the Jackson Hole meeting in 2019 partly with the purpose of blocking a 2nd term of Trump as president.

    Still, to make more sense of all this, I recommend the book below:

    States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Population in Check - by Kees van der Pijl.

    Besides some tangents about Trump and Israel-Palestine (the author's Twitter account is also disproportionately occupied with the latter issue), the book explains the core issue of how "Covid" is a political issue, not a health issue. The coolest thing about the book though is the fact that it cites multiple Unz Review articles as a source, particularly those of Ron Unz and Max Parry. What's sad though is the author's naive and misplaced optimism at the end of the book that effective resistance is actually possible, since no politician or other elite personality is willing to go up against this due to organizational issues, but also the inherent nature of power. The Canadian truckers (anyone still remember or care about them???) and their outcome is a case in point of this ...

    Replies: @A123, @Emil Nikola Richard, @Jmaie

  19. @Resist Covid Slavery
    For all the focus everyone here seems to have on the Russia-Ukraine War, and other issues such as the demographic replacement of native European populations, Israel-Palestine, and etc. everyone seems to have forgotten something more basic.

    The whole "Covid" affair is a deliberate political agenda implemented by ruling elites the world over (Lukashenko's Belarus and Tanzania along with some other African country are the only exceptions I forgot iirc) to enslave their populations with Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and Digital Identities (so Social Credit, like China, but worse because at least China's is anti-LBTQ+ or whatever while in the "West" it will be pro-LGBTQ+). Literally, Feudalism and even Slavery are going to look like child's play compared to what's coming for masses the world over.

    Since it's clear that 2023 will most likely be a year of great enslavement where the "Covid" agenda will likely come to completion, my question is does anyone here have any advice on how to make slavery under "Covid", CBDCs, and Digital IDs more bearable or tolerable?

    Like how to lose less money, avoid censorship, surveillance, and etc. Even small tips and tricks for daily life like avoiding QR code smartphone registration in stores. For example, one can sort of evade fully wearing a Covid mask in most situations, but that's small solace for what's coming in 2023 ...

    https://twitter.com/davidzweig/status/1607378386338340867

    This is for those who claim that "Covid deniers", "Anti-vaxxers" and so on are simply "insane" and their case has no merit. The Twitter thread even has Elon Musk's approval, but Musk is most likely in on the agenda of mass enslavement as he's probably there to balance a little bit of free speech with CBDCs and Digital IDs.

    Replies: @A123, @Mikel, @Barbarossa

    my question is does anyone here have any advice on how to make slavery under “Covid”, CBDCs, and Digital IDs more bearable or tolerable?

    Try your closest prepper and ammo stores.

    But I think you’d be happier on the Kevin Barrett or Unz threads.

    • Troll: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Mikel


    Try your closest prepper and ammo stores.

     

    Prepping is a decent suggestion, but individual violence is useless. Only collective and organized or elite/faction-led violence makes any sense.

    But I think you’d be happier on the Kevin Barrett or Unz threads.

     

    Took a look at Barrett's threads and ... sigh ... the latest one is about the Jews, Holocaust, and Kanye West ...

    As for Ron Unz, his recent article on WW1 is actually interesting. I have a powerful addition to make of an interesting book that I've yet to give a read:

    Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI by Three-And-A-Half Years - Jim MacGregor and Gerry Docherty.

    Why do WW2 Historical Revisionism when you can do WW1 Historical Revisionism instead!

    Sadly, thanks for confirming that commenting on Unz Review is probably a waste of time. Also more generally hoping for any meaningful sort of change or improvement from the vast majority of "normies". This other book explains why that's the case.

    The Populist Delusion - Neema Parvini.

    Perhaps maybe it is better to die (dying is unironically better than surviving badly wounded or crippled in a war) in some obscure ditch, village, or field in Ukraine than just timidly be enslaved along with the great mass of sheeple through digital technology and biopolitics ...

    After all, they've even finally got to Andrew Tate (although he made a dumb move by exposing his personal pizza box details in his reply video, so a careless self-doxx basically). I'm still not sure what to think of him though, whether he's a martyr or just some women/sex trafficker, although his conversion to Islam stinks of something dodgy or strange going on (possibly just a grift since he apparently has lots of young male Muslim followers).

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Mikel, @Matra

  20. @Emil Nikola Richard
    Iraqi Information Minister reviews

    Ernst Junger: Between the Gods and the Titans
    Alain de Benoist
    tr. Greg Johnson & F. Roger Devlin
    Middle Europe Books 2022

    There is little new in this book. It is a watered-down presentation of Ernst Junger's The Worker ideology. Since The Worker is impenetrable for so many this book is useful. For some of us this book is essential. It is not enjoyable to read as it presents a large amount of really bad news in 177 pages.

    Consider the possibility of a Ted Kazcynski who wasn't bug nuts. That is the closest comparison I can imagine to this book.

    Essential backstory.

    Ernst Junger fought, nearly died, and survived fourteen wounds in the first World War. He was awarded the Iron Cross First Class and at the end of the war he was in a hospital. His acclaimed book Storm of Steel is the story of his transformative experience of the war. Junger might have been the greatest nihilist who ever lived. Sample sentence.


    For Drieu as for Junger, war is first of all what frees us from the bourgeois world and reveals man in his truth.
     
    p.142

    If you thought crazy Ted Kaczynski telling us the singularity has already arrived and us NPC consumers are all effectively paper clips, well you have another thing coming pal. That is nonsense. Ernst Junger makes sense.

    There is more although the gist here is probably already apparent. Some good news.


    To the bourgeois, Junger denies all methaphysical value. The bourgeois, in contrast to The Worker, only reasons in a utilitarian manner.
     
    p. 28

    Utils are worth very little. Usually this is a cop-out but Junger had plenty of utils so it pays to attend to his message. Benoist pares it down concisely. Also the Prime Directive of Technology is that possible implies desirable to some clever jackass who can rig up a rationale. All this needs cooking down for most because we are in Heidegger Being toward Death territory.

    One bonus in the book is it contains a presentation for the untranslatable Heidegger meme. If you have tried reading any of those book translations you might consider this a big relief. I have heard and read a number of people I consider credible repeat this. For the first time ever I have a chapter and verse usable for citation purposes if I need it. It's on page 136 of this book in a quotation from one of Junger's letters. Just that one little tidbit might justify the purchase.

    Last item. This book also contains the remark (by Armin Mohler) that Der Arbeiter (The Worker) is itself untranslatable. On p. 157.

    I could say more. Read the book! But be advised there is something dreadfully depressing on roughly one half the pages.

    Replies: @Sean

    “But for war, the world would sink into a swamp of feminism”

    “Just as the blowing of the winds preserves the sea from the foulness which would be the result of a prolonged calm, so also corruption in nations would be the product of prolonged, let alone ‘perpetual’ peace.”
    (Georg W. F. Hegel)

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Sean

    That would be consistent with The Worker-Junger.

    He did not stop there. He became an anarchist and consumer of entheogen drugs. Eumeswil is the endpoint.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/506145.Eumeswil

    That is another book I have not read. Curtis Yarvin claims he knows all about it but I am highly skeptical about that.

  21. @A123
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    This is for those who claim that “Covid deniers”, “Anti-vaxxers” and so on are simply “insane” and their case has no merit.
     
    The sides are best described as:
        ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
        ♦ Vaxx-Realists

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups. Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone's expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)


    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

    In a meta-analysis of 63 studies of ivermectin versus COVID-19 in humans, 100% of these have shown positive results. Studies were from all continents except Antarctica. Considered individually, 29 of those studies were found to be statistically significant regarding use of ivermectin alone. Over the 63 studies in meta-analysis, pooled effects showed 69% improvement in early treatment, and prophylactic use showed 86% improvement. Of those studies in the meta-analysis that were peer-reviewed, overall improvement in early treatment was found to be 70% (64% in randomized controlled trials), and 86% of those in which ivermectin was used prophylactically showed improvement (84% in randomized controlled trials).

    Mortality from COVID-19 over all time periods of delay in treatment was 76% improved over controls (69% in randomized controlled trials), whereas mortality was improved 84% in early treatment of COVID-19 (82% in randomized controlled trials). Forty studies were excluded from the meta-analysis for complicating factors or insufficient detail reported, and these also showed 100% positive results.
     


     
    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO's are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄
    ___________________________

    (1) https://instapundit.com/560999/

    Replies: @Mikel, @Resist Covid Slavery

    Trump was right! Again!

    Only the most deluded liberals and RINOs doubted his deep knowledge of antiviral therapies. What an encyclopedic intellect!

    • Replies: @A123
    @Mikel

    Your Manda-vaxx, science denial & extremism is noted for the record. Thank you for confessing allegiance to BigPharma.

    You should openly admit that you are a #Bidenista. Everyone has figured out that you uncritically believe UN/NWO Leftoid dogma.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄 --&-- 🎆 #LetsGoBrandon 🎇

  22. @Mikel
    @A123


    Trump was right! Again!
     
    Only the most deluded liberals and RINOs doubted his deep knowledge of antiviral therapies. What an encyclopedic intellect!

    Replies: @A123

    Your Manda-vaxx, science denial & extremism is noted for the record. Thank you for confessing allegiance to BigPharma.

    You should openly admit that you are a #Bidenista. Everyone has figured out that you uncritically believe UN/NWO Leftoid dogma.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄 –&– 🎆 #LetsGoBrandon 🎇

  23. @Mikhail
    @Beckow

    In August of 2021, Zelensky drifted in that direction, when he said that those liking Russia and speaking Russian should go there - thus contradicting what he said earlier. His newer take serves as a basis for parts of the former Ukrainian SSR to be reunited with Russia.

    Replies: @Beckow

    Imagine the indignation if Donbas-Russia would say that people who like EU or Poland in Kiev-Galicia should just move there. It is amazing how the prima facie double standards are unquestionably accepted by the pro-Ukie side. They are some very strange people, egoistic and stupid…

    • Agree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Beckow

    No argument there. That is a massive, gaping double standard. It utterly disgusts me how selective western libtards are about whose minority rights are to be protected at all costs and whose can be completely ignored.

  24. Ukraine is sending a Nigerian to Eurovision 2023.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63973315

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    @songbird

    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa. No great statue but traces of the 17th century persona of Catherine were the main attraction for tourism.

    The Ukies are just bunch of white niggers already. They’ve gone full BLM.

    Replies: @LatW, @AP, @AnonfromTN

  25. @Sean
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    “But for war, the world would sink into a swamp of feminism”

    “Just as the blowing of the winds preserves the sea from the foulness which would be the result of a prolonged calm, so also corruption in nations would be the product of prolonged, let alone ‘perpetual’ peace.”
    (Georg W. F. Hegel)

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    That would be consistent with The Worker-Junger.

    He did not stop there. He became an anarchist and consumer of entheogen drugs. Eumeswil is the endpoint.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/506145.Eumeswil

    That is another book I have not read. Curtis Yarvin claims he knows all about it but I am highly skeptical about that.

  26. More evidence that Neanderthals had warm clothing and weren’t hairy apes:
    https://www.archaeology.org/news/11094-221223-europe-bear-skin

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    @songbird

    Knowing academia, I can't help suspecting a lot of these projections are fraudulent, like Cheddar Man being black, or the many frauds purporting to find the missing link. Suspects ape like skeletons are just apes, and the human skeletons are just men.

    We already know the fossil record shows fully formed creatures without intermediary stages, hence the need for punctuated equilibrium by that notorious fraud Stephen Gould. Darwin said we should find copious evidence of graduated evolution, in reality we have none.

    Replies: @songbird, @Sher Singh

  27. @radical center You’re free to your opinion on Sikhi.
    The Khalsa is free to lop off the head that holds it।।

    Har Har Mahadev

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ

  28. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Why did that svido Kiev regime MP (noted in my prior comment in this thread) use the picture of a kid from another country taken in 2013?

    Also recall, Poroshenko saying years back that the children of Donbass would be in basements getting bombed, while Kiev regime children would be going to school and playing outside. Then again, you might believe the convoluted notion that the Kiev regime wasn't bombing Donbass prior to 2/24/22.

    As for Russia, note the neocon/neolib geopolitically selective "humanitarian intervention" characterization.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    I see that Kiev regime svido MP has since deleted her tweet, which pertains to this:

    https://www.kp.ru/daily/27490/4699673/

    &

    Львiв Tyler
    @LvivTyler
    Melissa Fleming is the head of the UN Department of Global Communications. You’d think she’d double check whether a story was true before leaving performative heartbreak emojis underneath it?

    [MORE]

  29. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    ...the sentiment is 100% true and accurate
     
    But is the sentiment complete? Or do you again focus only on your own?

    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas. Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make? Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn't happen or was 'ancient history by 2022, is that they brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance and desire for alliance with Nato. They could just give up and there would be no suffering. As you claimed the Donbas Russians could have given up.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere. To scream "go back to Russia" is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place. (Your Mexican friends in Arizona may say something similar one day.)

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Philip Owen, @Mr. Hack, @AP

    And Russian proxies happily shelled and killed Ukrainian children as they are now doing in Kherson for no military purpose. The city is lost and they are not about to attack it.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack, LatW
    • Troll: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Philip Owen

    The Donbas children bombed by Kiev between 2014-21 were from the separatist pro-Russian faction. It also happened first - and is still happening. Your concern for Kherson is touching, but when Kiev shelled it I don't recall you cared.

    It obviously has a military purpose - it weakens the enemy. Your Anglo brothers have explicitly killed civilians and destroyed infrastructure in all of their wars - burning and massacring natives around the world, Dresden, Iraq, Serbia...that's how Anglos fight wars. You have no ground to stand on when the others do the same.

  30. @songbird
    Ukraine is sending a Nigerian to Eurovision 2023.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63973315

    Replies: @Wokechoke

    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa. No great statue but traces of the 17th century persona of Catherine were the main attraction for tourism.

    The Ukies are just bunch of white niggers already. They’ve gone full BLM.

    • Replies: @LatW
    @Wokechoke


    No great statue but traces of the 17th century persona of Catherine were the main attraction for tourism.
     
    The lives of Ukrainian citizens are more important than "tourists". It's not a neutral statue. It's a figure that is used to justify the murder of Ukrainian citizens (and potentially citizens of other countries). It's that simple. The time for long conversations, explanations and "ceremonies" is over.
    , @AP
    @Wokechoke

    You are misinformed as usual. The statue was built in 2007 by a corrupt businessman using Russian money. As such, a perfect example of Russian “culture” in Ukraine. Nice to see it go.

    You cheapen the actual historical statues being torn down in the USA by equating them to this statue of Catherine. And this, is a perfect example of the debased and ignorant nature of pro-Russian Western rightoids.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    , @AnonfromTN
    @Wokechoke


    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa.
     
    Catherine the Great founded Odessa, as well as many other cities of Novorossia, which she took from the Ottoman Empire. The history of that particular statue of Catherine the Great is very revealing. It was installed in 1900, more than 120 years ago. Ukies mankurts were not the first vandals to take it down. The first time is was taken down by Bolsheviks. It was restored to its rightful place in 2007. Now Ukies took it down, clearly demonstrating that they are more Sovoks than the worst among other Sovoks. As, the New Testament rightly said long time ago, “You Will Know Them by Their Fruits” (Matthew 7:15–20).

    Replies: @AP, @AnonfromTN, @Jazman

  31. @Sean
    Wagner's convicts are not skilled but they are advancing in a very rigid way quite possibly as sitting ducks for locating Ukrainian positions (per drones that are always overhead of Wagner assaults bands) when the Ukrainian open fire. The convict Wagerites' lack of skills is a feature, not a bug. They are quite possibly not there to take territory and are expected to die in the process of not taking it. Bakhmut may not be perfect for the Russians but it is where they have the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting . We do not know how many causalities Russian fires are inflicting , yet given the Russian artillery advantage in Bakhmut Ukraine is taking significant casualties is certain. If is really is good for Ukraine the way the Russians are going about whatever they are trying to do in Bakhut, why do the Ukrainians keep telling the world that the Russian tactics in Bakhmut are stupid? RusFed individuals being lost there are almost entirely convicts and them being KIA is a saving to the Russian taxpayer.

    Bakhmut is where Russia has the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting and these are some of the best and most determined units in the Ukrainian being pinned or 'fixed' in Bakhmut where they are immobile and easy to bombard instead of being free for surprise offensives. Meanwhile the VDV (professional core of the Russian army) has been resting and refitting after being withdrawn from West bank Kherson months ago.

    I think Surovikin has the wherewithal for an offensive using his most capable and now freed troops for mobile operations while putting the hundreds of thousands of mobilised reservists (who include officers with combat experience) to man the fortified defensive positions. It is possible that Bakhmut is going so well as a battle of attrition for Russia that Surovikin wants to keep it going, instead of begining a huge mobile offensive which would be extremely tricky in the face of American surveillance capabilities, and if enjoying any serious success might precipitate the Ukrainians being given the intel for real time targeting with HIMARS and possibly ATACMS.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @LatW

    If the Russia s use enough infantry this time around, with all the frozen rivers and streams and flood the area with 1000s of tanks the Ukies are going to be broken. They’ve learned lessons on integrating drones into the squad level now and have loitering munitions aplenty.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Wokechoke

    Surovikin took over while Russia was still over extended in Kherson and getting blown up by HIMARS. He pulled back, consolidated and the prime HIMARS target of ammunition dumps are now 70 miles to the rear making them out of HIMARS's range

    I don't think Surovikin is looking forward to actually attacking because he is rather slow to get started. It could be argued he is waiting to the right weather conditions while training his resrvists into a combat ready force, yet that is a double edged sword because he is giving Ukraine time to dig in and, call up more men ECT. Supposing he made a hundred miles or more advance, that that would entail bringing his logistics hubs into HIMARS range. Although the Russians have learned to cope somewhat with HIMARS, America has held back the most effective weapon (ATACMS), and real time targeting enabled by the all seeing constant US surveillance, but would surely release it to Ukraine for such an eventuality as a Surovikin blitz driving hundreds of miles West.

    The huge Russian reinvasion force being built up very far behind the front line is a very real and growing threat, but I think it is most effective as such where it is, while Ukraine is being slowly attrited in Bakhmut and finding West bank Kherson is a dead end. In my opinion the preference of Surovikin is to fight a defensive battle close to home in prepared positions. In Bakhmut the incremental progress of the Russian army is being made by heavy fires of artillery easilly supplied and the KIA are convicts no one will miss.

    Throwing the VDV professional soldier core of the army and the recently mobilised reservists, who are husbands and fathers in a great many cases, into a long fighting advance across the Ukrainian flatlands with a vulnerable supply 'tail' in its wake would be provoking a reaction from America and consequent new effectiveness of Ukrainian missile attacks on command and control and logistics hubs, risking the spearheads being cut off and suffering heavier losses than have been suffered so far.

    Replies: @Wokechoke

    , @Mikel
    @Wokechoke


    If the Russia s use enough infantry this time around, with all the frozen rivers and streams and flood the area with 1000s of tanks the Ukies are going to be broken.
     
    Shouldn't they first be able to use all those resources to take Bakhmut? Or at least Soledar? Or the village of Pavlivka?

    If they can't break the Ukies at these locations after months of trying, I don't see how they can dream of a successful re-invasion. Btw, the McGregorian/Sakerian proposition of these local battles being a mouse trap to grind the Ukrainian forces down with the Russians just pretending that they cannot take them is a tale that I wouldn't dare tell my 8-year old son.

    If they improve their tactics and gather sufficient strength, the Russians may finally pull another Lisichansk in Bakhmut but then they have all the rest of heavily fortified Donetsk oblast to conquer and the part of Lugansk that they lost (after taking Lisichansk).

    I don't have Sean's military knowledge but I doubt the Russians have the strength to try a full scale offensive beyond Donbas.

    Replies: @Sean

  32. @songbird
    One of AP's demons seems to have escaped in Chichen Itza. I hope that Spaniards can suck it up and containerize it in the pipes of a baroque organ.
    https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmele/status/1607804613260107776?s=20&t=mtLtCNHih_qX3rUlPZD2eQ

    Replies: @Jatt Aryaa, @Coconuts

    Another thing to note is the EIC won a pyrrhic victory against a portion of all Sikh forces.
    1/3 troops were stationed in Khyber & most Sikh chiefs were British allies from 1809.

    Sikh troops showed magnanimity during British withdrawal & were betrayed by Officers.
    Point is, with both the British PM & Mayor of London coming from the Lahore Durbar;

    What’s left to say?

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Jatt Aryaa


    with both the British PM & Mayor of London coming from the Lahore Durbar
     
    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak's ethnic homeland is in India?

    Thought his parents were from East Africa. I imagine that most such people arrived there during the Raj because they needed the local stability brought by British garrisons, but David Lamb seemed to say that some Indians had come before it. Because when you go back, your ancestors increase 2x with each generation, I've wondered how long Sunak's ancestors may have been in East Africa.

    The wikipedia article on Indians in East Africa says something about them originally just moving from place to place and not settling until the Raj, but wikipedia is pretty woke, so I'm not sure if it can be trusted. Of course, if there were Indian settlers before the Raj, it would be ultra un-PC.

    Anyway, it is kind of funny or odd, how Sunak's parents were fleeing black rule, and he is now living in London, which I think has the biggest black population in Europe. (Could be wrong.)

    Replies: @Coconuts, @Jatt Aryaa, @Philip Owen

  33. @Wokechoke
    @songbird

    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa. No great statue but traces of the 17th century persona of Catherine were the main attraction for tourism.

    The Ukies are just bunch of white niggers already. They’ve gone full BLM.

    Replies: @LatW, @AP, @AnonfromTN

    No great statue but traces of the 17th century persona of Catherine were the main attraction for tourism.

    The lives of Ukrainian citizens are more important than “tourists”. It’s not a neutral statue. It’s a figure that is used to justify the murder of Ukrainian citizens (and potentially citizens of other countries). It’s that simple. The time for long conversations, explanations and “ceremonies” is over.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • LOL: LondonBob
    • Troll: Mikhail
  34. @Sean
    Wagner's convicts are not skilled but they are advancing in a very rigid way quite possibly as sitting ducks for locating Ukrainian positions (per drones that are always overhead of Wagner assaults bands) when the Ukrainian open fire. The convict Wagerites' lack of skills is a feature, not a bug. They are quite possibly not there to take territory and are expected to die in the process of not taking it. Bakhmut may not be perfect for the Russians but it is where they have the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting . We do not know how many causalities Russian fires are inflicting , yet given the Russian artillery advantage in Bakhmut Ukraine is taking significant casualties is certain. If is really is good for Ukraine the way the Russians are going about whatever they are trying to do in Bakhut, why do the Ukrainians keep telling the world that the Russian tactics in Bakhmut are stupid? RusFed individuals being lost there are almost entirely convicts and them being KIA is a saving to the Russian taxpayer.

    Bakhmut is where Russia has the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting and these are some of the best and most determined units in the Ukrainian being pinned or 'fixed' in Bakhmut where they are immobile and easy to bombard instead of being free for surprise offensives. Meanwhile the VDV (professional core of the Russian army) has been resting and refitting after being withdrawn from West bank Kherson months ago.

    I think Surovikin has the wherewithal for an offensive using his most capable and now freed troops for mobile operations while putting the hundreds of thousands of mobilised reservists (who include officers with combat experience) to man the fortified defensive positions. It is possible that Bakhmut is going so well as a battle of attrition for Russia that Surovikin wants to keep it going, instead of begining a huge mobile offensive which would be extremely tricky in the face of American surveillance capabilities, and if enjoying any serious success might precipitate the Ukrainians being given the intel for real time targeting with HIMARS and possibly ATACMS.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @LatW

    RusFed individuals being lost there are almost entirely convicts and them being KIA is a saving to the Russian taxpayer.

    You’re saying there are no mobiks near Bakhmut? Or volunteers even? Btw, the zeks (convicts), at one point, will dry up, too, even if not immediately (only a certain percentage of zeks accept the deal to go and their number is finite).

    Bakhmut is where Russia has the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting and these are some of the best and most determined units in the Ukrainian being pinned or ‘fixed’ in Bakhmut where they are immobile and easy to bombard instead of being free for surprise offensives

    Are you sure it doesn’t work both ways? That, despite hardship for Ukrainians, they are not “holding”, “pinning down” the RFians in one area? The RFians are advancing from an open field. Behind Bakhmut on the Ukrainian side, there is Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, that’s a solid rear. From the north and the south, there are Ukrainian troops as well.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @LatW


    Btw, the zeks (convicts), at one point, will dry up
     
    Advanced technology they may run short of, but Russia has lots (>100,000) of murderers still in prison. Wagner recruited 20,000 convicted of violent crime and so far only 5% have been KIA (or shot for failing to advance).

    Ukrainians.. are not “holding”, “pinning down” the RFians in one area?
     
    Ukraine no longer can easily keep the entire Russian army at fall stretch in Ukraine because of the shortening of the line by defeats and withdrawals since the summer. Only 400 miles of the current front line is non riverine. Russia has mobilised reservist filling out those 400 miles. meanwhile the bulk of the VDV held back along with a new army forming from the hundreds of thousands of reservist called up (these will require a refresher but they are not green).

    Bakmut does not suite Ukraine because it operates best when doing hit and run, high tech targeting by artillery and mounting surprise offensives at a weak point in the Russian defences, while the Russian army is more about methodical application of mass effect artillery fires, such as is being done in Bakhmut, and profligate use of troops in 'reconnaissance in force', which is the Wagnerites are ideal for. Kherson is a white elephant and the Ukrainian army in Donbass is at the end of a long supply line that crosses vulnerable bridges.


    Behind Bakhmut on the Ukrainian side, there is Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, that’s a solid rear.
     
    Yes. Valeriy Zaluzhny has said he expects a major Russian offensive early next year, The rumour is he wanted to cut the losses and withdraw from Bakhmut but Zelensky refused for reasons of international prestige and domestic morale. I don't think the Russians are unhappy with their snail's pace in Bakhmut because it is a pseudo offensive economy of force operation. They are not seriously trying for a breakthrough there; at least that is my impression. If they throw their new army corps into a big push it will be elsewhere.
  35. Max Blumenthal
    @MaxBlumenthal
    When the founder of a leading US mercenary firm gets loaded on camera and confesses that the Ukrainian forces he worked with carried out heinous atrocities, a PBS correspondent is summoned to make excuses for him, rather than inform the public about the shocking disclosures.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Mikhail

    This is not news. Also it is erroneous. Ukraine is not a fucked up society run by fucked up people. It is a fake and gay country where they don't even have their own shepherd dog. Where did this guy go to school?

  36. @Wokechoke
    @Sean

    If the Russia s use enough infantry this time around, with all the frozen rivers and streams and flood the area with 1000s of tanks the Ukies are going to be broken. They’ve learned lessons on integrating drones into the squad level now and have loitering munitions aplenty.

    Replies: @Sean, @Mikel

    Surovikin took over while Russia was still over extended in Kherson and getting blown up by HIMARS. He pulled back, consolidated and the prime HIMARS target of ammunition dumps are now 70 miles to the rear making them out of HIMARS’s range

    I don’t think Surovikin is looking forward to actually attacking because he is rather slow to get started. It could be argued he is waiting to the right weather conditions while training his resrvists into a combat ready force, yet that is a double edged sword because he is giving Ukraine time to dig in and, call up more men ECT. Supposing he made a hundred miles or more advance, that that would entail bringing his logistics hubs into HIMARS range. Although the Russians have learned to cope somewhat with HIMARS, America has held back the most effective weapon (ATACMS), and real time targeting enabled by the all seeing constant US surveillance, but would surely release it to Ukraine for such an eventuality as a Surovikin blitz driving hundreds of miles West.

    The huge Russian reinvasion force being built up very far behind the front line is a very real and growing threat, but I think it is most effective as such where it is, while Ukraine is being slowly attrited in Bakhmut and finding West bank Kherson is a dead end. In my opinion the preference of Surovikin is to fight a defensive battle close to home in prepared positions. In Bakhmut the incremental progress of the Russian army is being made by heavy fires of artillery easilly supplied and the KIA are convicts no one will miss.

    Throwing the VDV professional soldier core of the army and the recently mobilised reservists, who are husbands and fathers in a great many cases, into a long fighting advance across the Ukrainian flatlands with a vulnerable supply ‘tail’ in its wake would be provoking a reaction from America and consequent new effectiveness of Ukrainian missile attacks on command and control and logistics hubs, risking the spearheads being cut off and suffering heavier losses than have been suffered so far.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    @Sean

    I don't know exactly what Gen Armageddon has in mind. My preference would be a broad strike heading north between the dog leg on the Dneiper north of Melitopol all the way to Donetsk. Not West but North.

    Surround Zaporizhzhia Sich and drop the bridges leading into the city and drive out all the folks living there.

    Replies: @LondonBob

  37. @Beckow
    @Mikhail

    Imagine the indignation if Donbas-Russia would say that people who like EU or Poland in Kiev-Galicia should just move there. It is amazing how the prima facie double standards are unquestionably accepted by the pro-Ukie side. They are some very strange people, egoistic and stupid...

    Replies: @silviosilver

    No argument there. That is a massive, gaping double standard. It utterly disgusts me how selective western libtards are about whose minority rights are to be protected at all costs and whose can be completely ignored.

  38. @songbird
    One of AP's demons seems to have escaped in Chichen Itza. I hope that Spaniards can suck it up and containerize it in the pipes of a baroque organ.
    https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmele/status/1607804613260107776?s=20&t=mtLtCNHih_qX3rUlPZD2eQ

    Replies: @Jatt Aryaa, @Coconuts

    Can tolerance of Jews, sodomites and varied other heretics be reviving the devils?

    Luckily Imperium Press just reprinted this important text:

    https://www.imperiumpress.org/shop/on-the-spanish-inquisition/

    The Spanish Inquisition calls to mind cruelty, injustice, and religious persecution, but in ‘On the Spanish Inquisition’, Maistre shows us that the facts are quite different. So far from being cruel, he says, “nothing in the universe can really be more calm and gentle—more impartial and humane—than the tribunal of the Inquisition.”

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Coconuts

    Used to think that the phrase "right side of history" has something really disturbing in it, almost like it had some ancestral root spoken at human sacrifices. And there's some other common phrase too, but I can't think of it now.

    One of the reasons that I find Dreher so annoying is that he seems to freely invoke old school language, while being a political patsy for the modern establishment.

    Sounds like an interesting book.

    Replies: @Coconuts, @Barbarossa

  39. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    ...the sentiment is 100% true and accurate
     
    But is the sentiment complete? Or do you again focus only on your own?

    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas. Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make? Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn't happen or was 'ancient history by 2022, is that they brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance and desire for alliance with Nato. They could just give up and there would be no suffering. As you claimed the Donbas Russians could have given up.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere. To scream "go back to Russia" is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place. (Your Mexican friends in Arizona may say something similar one day.)

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Philip Owen, @Mr. Hack, @AP

    To scream “go back to Russia” is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place.

    If I change my sentence to “Russian military go back to Russia” will that be better?

    The boundaries were drawn fairly well, the problem was Moscow’s encouraging hand in getting Russian (and various other ethnicities) settlers to displace autochthonous Ukrainian ones. Donbas was to become the model province within the Soviet Union, where perfect communism was to flourish and its ideas exported to the outside world. Looks like they duped you!

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    ...If I change my sentence to “Russian military go back to Russia” will that be better?
     
    Superficially, yes better. But we all know that if Russian military departs, Kiev will massacre and expel any Russians who stay. The West would ignore it and giggle ala our resident "Anglo-Saxon Goths in Crimea!!!" enthusiast, Philip Owen.

    Donbas was to become the model province within the Soviet Union
     
    Kind of like most of the West - US, Canada, UK, EU - is to become a model globalist province with ethnics of all kinds living together in harmony. It is exactly the same idea, why are you so angry about Soviets and indifferent (or worse) about Phoenix becoming like Guatemala and Malmo like Eritrea? It is a glaring inconsistency in your views. Who is being duped here?

    Once Russians live there - for 3 or more generations - it is crazy to go back and say that "they must leave or submit to Ukie power". If you don't see that I can't help you - but crazy ideas like: go back to where your great-grandparents came from, backfire. Kiev will rue the day they started the madness in 2014.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  40. @songbird
    Should Slavs adopt this technology?

    https://twitter.com/TechInsider/status/1608100996298711040?s=20&t=mtLtCNHih_qX3rUlPZD2eQ

    Replies: @Barbarossa

    I can’t quite decide if that device is genius or idiotic. I don’t think I could ever wear such a thing as it would constantly be getting in the way.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Barbarossa

    Probably better to develop the flexibility of squatting on your haunches naturally.

    Seems kind an odd device in a way. Squatting on one's haunches must have developed in part (maybe outside in extreme cold is different) as a response to a lack of furniture. But this assisted, more upright squatting almost seems to presuppose you have a table, and a high one at that.

    Seems as though squatting is becoming a rarer ability in much of East Asia, these days, due to prosperity.

    Replies: @Barbarossa

  41. @Jatt Aryaa
    @songbird

    Another thing to note is the EIC won a pyrrhic victory against a portion of all Sikh forces.
    1/3 troops were stationed in Khyber & most Sikh chiefs were British allies from 1809.

    Sikh troops showed magnanimity during British withdrawal & were betrayed by Officers.
    Point is, with both the British PM & Mayor of London coming from the Lahore Durbar;

    What's left to say?

    Replies: @songbird

    with both the British PM & Mayor of London coming from the Lahore Durbar

    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak’s ethnic homeland is in India?

    Thought his parents were from East Africa. I imagine that most such people arrived there during the Raj because they needed the local stability brought by British garrisons, but David Lamb seemed to say that some Indians had come before it. Because when you go back, your ancestors increase 2x with each generation, I’ve wondered how long Sunak’s ancestors may have been in East Africa.

    The wikipedia article on Indians in East Africa says something about them originally just moving from place to place and not settling until the Raj, but wikipedia is pretty woke, so I’m not sure if it can be trusted. Of course, if there were Indian settlers before the Raj, it would be ultra un-PC.

    Anyway, it is kind of funny or odd, how Sunak’s parents were fleeing black rule, and he is now living in London, which I think has the biggest black population in Europe. (Could be wrong.)

    • Replies: @Coconuts
    @songbird


    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak’s ethnic homeland is in India?
     
    It's interesting that I don't remember seeing it being discussed in mainstream British media, nor in the case of Sadiq Khan, afaik they tend to talk about it in more general terms (that Guardian article Dmitri posted in the other thread about Sunak for example).

    Maybe as the South Asian population grows it will start to be covered more, and outside the imported US social justice categories.

    Replies: @Jatt Aryaa, @songbird

    , @Jatt Aryaa
    @songbird


    Sunak's paternal grandfather was from Gujranwala (present-day Pakistan[14][15]), while his maternal grandfather was from Ludhiana (present-day India[16]); both cities at the time were in Punjab province, British India. His grandparents migrated to East Africa, and then to the United Kingdom in the 1960s.[17]

    Sadiq Aman Khan[5] was born on 8 October 1970 at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London to a working-class Sunni Muslim family.[6][7][8] His grandparents migrated from Lucknow in United Provinces, British India to Pakistan following the partition of India in 1947
     
    .

    Never mind so the Muslim isn't. He also looks butt hurt in every pic.

    Sunak being Punjabi or ancestrally Pakistani is talked about a lot tbh. Most Indians who went abroad in the British era to like Malaya, E Africa were Panjabi due to the Army.

    Merchants would just follow since Jatts would call up men from their village, treating them like family. If not Punjab then Gujarat ie Jains or Patels.

    Rangoon actually used to be a very Panjabi city (Burma or Myanmar). The collapse of the empire & move to liberal nation states wasn't really good for us in a way.

    40% lost their homes & 5% their lives among Sikhs in partition - Muslim casualties were 2-3x higher, just ask them, but still.

    You used to have Sikh soldiers & cops from Shanghai to Zanzibar. Also, if you were a Jatt or many other tribes then conversion to Sikhi was required to join the Army in Panjab।।

    Replies: @songbird

    , @Philip Owen
    @songbird

    Indian merchants traded as far as Zanzibar as early as the Bronze Age.

  42. @Barbarossa
    @songbird

    I can't quite decide if that device is genius or idiotic. I don't think I could ever wear such a thing as it would constantly be getting in the way.

    Replies: @songbird

    Probably better to develop the flexibility of squatting on your haunches naturally.

    Seems kind an odd device in a way. Squatting on one’s haunches must have developed in part (maybe outside in extreme cold is different) as a response to a lack of furniture. But this assisted, more upright squatting almost seems to presuppose you have a table, and a high one at that.

    Seems as though squatting is becoming a rarer ability in much of East Asia, these days, due to prosperity.

    • Replies: @Barbarossa
    @songbird

    I actually don't have an issue staying in a flat footed squat, which is kind of strange since I don't think I'm nearly as flexible as I'd like to be. When my back was goofed up I seriously impressed the physical therapists by squatting, which I found funny. I don't quite understand why it's such a difficult thing for most people in modern society.

    The chair thingy might be handy in very specific industries, but it's hard to think of a reason not to just have a stool within reach in those situations.

  43. @Coconuts
    @songbird

    Can tolerance of Jews, sodomites and varied other heretics be reviving the devils?

    Luckily Imperium Press just reprinted this important text:

    https://www.imperiumpress.org/shop/on-the-spanish-inquisition/


    The Spanish Inquisition calls to mind cruelty, injustice, and religious persecution, but in 'On the Spanish Inquisition', Maistre shows us that the facts are quite different. So far from being cruel, he says, “nothing in the universe can really be more calm and gentle—more impartial and humane—than the tribunal of the Inquisition.”
     

    Replies: @songbird

    Used to think that the phrase “right side of history” has something really disturbing in it, almost like it had some ancestral root spoken at human sacrifices. And there’s some other common phrase too, but I can’t think of it now.

    One of the reasons that I find Dreher so annoying is that he seems to freely invoke old school language, while being a political patsy for the modern establishment.

    Sounds like an interesting book.

    • Replies: @Coconuts
    @songbird


    One of the reasons that I find Dreher so annoying is that he seems to freely invoke old school language, while being a political patsy for the modern establishment.
     
    I heard the Distributist talking about him recently, it sounds like he has been doing some more counter productive activism. Distributist was saying that he no longer really has an audience, because he has been completely overtaken by the changing trends in politics in the last few years. David French is another guy who is supposed to be like this, where they used to have a certain boomer-con niche on the right but it has disappeared now.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    , @Barbarossa
    @songbird

    I find Dreher incredibly annoying too. I kind of don't want to since I agree with him on a lot of basic positions.

    The word that strikes a chord with me in regards to him is "hysterical". I don't even mean it in the sense that he is entirely wrong about what he's worked up about. Sometimes he's right and somehow still hysterical.

    There is just something insufferable about the guy, but I'm not sure I could quite put my finger on exactly what it is.

  44. @Mikhail

    Max Blumenthal
    @MaxBlumenthal
    When the founder of a leading US mercenary firm gets loaded on camera and confesses that the Ukrainian forces he worked with carried out heinous atrocities, a PBS correspondent is summoned to make excuses for him, rather than inform the public about the shocking disclosures.
     


    https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1607983586187034624

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    This is not news. Also it is erroneous. Ukraine is not a fucked up society run by fucked up people. It is a fake and gay country where they don’t even have their own shepherd dog. Where did this guy go to school?

  45. @songbird
    @Barbarossa

    Probably better to develop the flexibility of squatting on your haunches naturally.

    Seems kind an odd device in a way. Squatting on one's haunches must have developed in part (maybe outside in extreme cold is different) as a response to a lack of furniture. But this assisted, more upright squatting almost seems to presuppose you have a table, and a high one at that.

    Seems as though squatting is becoming a rarer ability in much of East Asia, these days, due to prosperity.

    Replies: @Barbarossa

    I actually don’t have an issue staying in a flat footed squat, which is kind of strange since I don’t think I’m nearly as flexible as I’d like to be. When my back was goofed up I seriously impressed the physical therapists by squatting, which I found funny. I don’t quite understand why it’s such a difficult thing for most people in modern society.

    The chair thingy might be handy in very specific industries, but it’s hard to think of a reason not to just have a stool within reach in those situations.

    • Agree: Jatt Aryaa
  46. @Philip Owen
    @Beckow

    And Russian proxies happily shelled and killed Ukrainian children as they are now doing in Kherson for no military purpose. The city is lost and they are not about to attack it.

    Replies: @Beckow

    The Donbas children bombed by Kiev between 2014-21 were from the separatist pro-Russian faction. It also happened first – and is still happening. Your concern for Kherson is touching, but when Kiev shelled it I don’t recall you cared.

    It obviously has a military purpose – it weakens the enemy. Your Anglo brothers have explicitly killed civilians and destroyed infrastructure in all of their wars – burning and massacring natives around the world, Dresden, Iraq, Serbia…that’s how Anglos fight wars. You have no ground to stand on when the others do the same.

    • Agree: Mikhail
  47. @LatW
    @Sean


    RusFed individuals being lost there are almost entirely convicts and them being KIA is a saving to the Russian taxpayer.
     
    You're saying there are no mobiks near Bakhmut? Or volunteers even? Btw, the zeks (convicts), at one point, will dry up, too, even if not immediately (only a certain percentage of zeks accept the deal to go and their number is finite).

    Bakhmut is where Russia has the firepower and Ukrainians standing and fighting and these are some of the best and most determined units in the Ukrainian being pinned or ‘fixed’ in Bakhmut where they are immobile and easy to bombard instead of being free for surprise offensives
     
    Are you sure it doesn't work both ways? That, despite hardship for Ukrainians, they are not "holding", "pinning down" the RFians in one area? The RFians are advancing from an open field. Behind Bakhmut on the Ukrainian side, there is Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, that's a solid rear. From the north and the south, there are Ukrainian troops as well.

    Replies: @Sean

    Btw, the zeks (convicts), at one point, will dry up

    Advanced technology they may run short of, but Russia has lots (>100,000) of murderers still in prison. Wagner recruited 20,000 convicted of violent crime and so far only 5% have been KIA (or shot for failing to advance).

    Ukrainians.. are not “holding”, “pinning down” the RFians in one area?

    Ukraine no longer can easily keep the entire Russian army at fall stretch in Ukraine because of the shortening of the line by defeats and withdrawals since the summer. Only 400 miles of the current front line is non riverine. Russia has mobilised reservist filling out those 400 miles. meanwhile the bulk of the VDV held back along with a new army forming from the hundreds of thousands of reservist called up (these will require a refresher but they are not green).

    Bakmut does not suite Ukraine because it operates best when doing hit and run, high tech targeting by artillery and mounting surprise offensives at a weak point in the Russian defences, while the Russian army is more about methodical application of mass effect artillery fires, such as is being done in Bakhmut, and profligate use of troops in ‘reconnaissance in force’, which is the Wagnerites are ideal for. Kherson is a white elephant and the Ukrainian army in Donbass is at the end of a long supply line that crosses vulnerable bridges.

    Behind Bakhmut on the Ukrainian side, there is Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, that’s a solid rear.

    Yes. Valeriy Zaluzhny has said he expects a major Russian offensive early next year, The rumour is he wanted to cut the losses and withdraw from Bakhmut but Zelensky refused for reasons of international prestige and domestic morale. I don’t think the Russians are unhappy with their snail’s pace in Bakhmut because it is a pseudo offensive economy of force operation. They are not seriously trying for a breakthrough there; at least that is my impression. If they throw their new army corps into a big push it will be elsewhere.

    • Thanks: LatW
  48. @Wokechoke
    @Sean

    If the Russia s use enough infantry this time around, with all the frozen rivers and streams and flood the area with 1000s of tanks the Ukies are going to be broken. They’ve learned lessons on integrating drones into the squad level now and have loitering munitions aplenty.

    Replies: @Sean, @Mikel

    If the Russia s use enough infantry this time around, with all the frozen rivers and streams and flood the area with 1000s of tanks the Ukies are going to be broken.

    Shouldn’t they first be able to use all those resources to take Bakhmut? Or at least Soledar? Or the village of Pavlivka?

    If they can’t break the Ukies at these locations after months of trying, I don’t see how they can dream of a successful re-invasion. Btw, the McGregorian/Sakerian proposition of these local battles being a mouse trap to grind the Ukrainian forces down with the Russians just pretending that they cannot take them is a tale that I wouldn’t dare tell my 8-year old son.

    If they improve their tactics and gather sufficient strength, the Russians may finally pull another Lisichansk in Bakhmut but then they have all the rest of heavily fortified Donetsk oblast to conquer and the part of Lugansk that they lost (after taking Lisichansk).

    I don’t have Sean’s military knowledge but I doubt the Russians have the strength to try a full scale offensive beyond Donbas.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Mikel


    If they improve their tactics and gather sufficient strength, the Russians may finally pull another Lisichansk
     
    Sievierodonetsk was captured in June, Lisichansk was captured in July.

    Apparently, the stalling of Russian progress after those successes was mainly due to 30,000 of the Russian contract solders in Ukraine coming to the end of their contracts in August not renewing, thereby denuding their front line, which Ukraine craftily attacked and broke the next month.

    The Russians have built up their numbers to more that double what they originally had. The quality may not be high and the tactics bull headed but there are going to be a lot of troops available to Surovikin. There are indications that America is saying its inventory is falling too low, and this is an excuse because they do not want to supply the most potent missiles and have the Ukrainians use it to slaughter huge numbers of Russian soldiers in any big offensive by Surovikin.

    In the other hand, Surovikin is slow to get his offensive started. It may be that after being misled originally by his military and intel advisors, Putin has demanded an assurance of success and low casualties before authorising such a large use of manpower. So perhaps both Surovikin and Biden are playing for time and do not want to initiate what will be extremly bloody fighting with an unpredictable outcome. My bet is Putin will give Surovikin all he asks for and eventually demand he strike a war ending body blow to Ukraine.

    Replies: @Mikel

  49. kremlinstoogeA123’s “defender of Christian values” Vladimir Putler recently caught stepping out to his mistress’ strip club with some of his cronies? Hey, you’ve got to keep your ratings up, right? Fortunately, I didn’t see Putler’s Confessor’, Kirill, involved with the PR trip (you remember, the former cigarette baron). https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/vladimir-putin-takes-fellow-national-leaders-to-strip-club-owned-by-ex-mistress-in-bid-to-boost-his-plummeting-popularity/ar-AA15KEf7?ocid=entnewsntp&cvid=2e50de040404494aab5b5e262b5e2e3b

  50. @songbird
    @Jatt Aryaa


    with both the British PM & Mayor of London coming from the Lahore Durbar
     
    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak's ethnic homeland is in India?

    Thought his parents were from East Africa. I imagine that most such people arrived there during the Raj because they needed the local stability brought by British garrisons, but David Lamb seemed to say that some Indians had come before it. Because when you go back, your ancestors increase 2x with each generation, I've wondered how long Sunak's ancestors may have been in East Africa.

    The wikipedia article on Indians in East Africa says something about them originally just moving from place to place and not settling until the Raj, but wikipedia is pretty woke, so I'm not sure if it can be trusted. Of course, if there were Indian settlers before the Raj, it would be ultra un-PC.

    Anyway, it is kind of funny or odd, how Sunak's parents were fleeing black rule, and he is now living in London, which I think has the biggest black population in Europe. (Could be wrong.)

    Replies: @Coconuts, @Jatt Aryaa, @Philip Owen

    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak’s ethnic homeland is in India?

    It’s interesting that I don’t remember seeing it being discussed in mainstream British media, nor in the case of Sadiq Khan, afaik they tend to talk about it in more general terms (that Guardian article Dmitri posted in the other thread about Sunak for example).

    Maybe as the South Asian population grows it will start to be covered more, and outside the imported US social justice categories.

    • Replies: @Jatt Aryaa
    @Coconuts

    Outside America the default Indian identity is Punjabi.

    Even most of the Pakis are since mirpur is technically Punjab.

    Punjabis are insufferably proud, and that's before the liquor.

    Might be best they don't..

    , @songbird
    @Coconuts


    nor in the case of Sadiq Khan
     
    Apparently, Sadiq's parents moved to Pakistan during the partition, but his grandparents came from the United Providences, which includes Uttar Pradesh.

    Maybe, that's too far to trace, as far as family ties go, but I have wondered at times, how many Indians in the UK come from Uttar Pradesh, which is a fantastically fertile agricultural region, and, as a consequence, I believe the most densely-populated swath of land in the world, with 200 million inhabitants, although it is almost exactly the same size as the UK.

    It has crossed my mind to wonder if such people might not understand that the UK probably doesn't have the same agricultural potential. And though, of course, it can import food, it would be in a pretty bad spot, under this regime of endless immigration and development, if those supply routes were ever interrupted. (but I'm probably just crazy for trying to connect the two places.)
  51. @songbird
    @Coconuts

    Used to think that the phrase "right side of history" has something really disturbing in it, almost like it had some ancestral root spoken at human sacrifices. And there's some other common phrase too, but I can't think of it now.

    One of the reasons that I find Dreher so annoying is that he seems to freely invoke old school language, while being a political patsy for the modern establishment.

    Sounds like an interesting book.

    Replies: @Coconuts, @Barbarossa

    One of the reasons that I find Dreher so annoying is that he seems to freely invoke old school language, while being a political patsy for the modern establishment.

    I heard the Distributist talking about him recently, it sounds like he has been doing some more counter productive activism. Distributist was saying that he no longer really has an audience, because he has been completely overtaken by the changing trends in politics in the last few years. David French is another guy who is supposed to be like this, where they used to have a certain boomer-con niche on the right but it has disappeared now.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Coconuts

    Never trust a man who does a mid-life religious conversion for ostensibly trivial motive.

  52. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    The saddest part: there are no children in #Ukraine anymore. Only little humans with very grown up eyes, old even. Somewhat tired of a life yet unlived. Pictured: Marc, 8 yo, just survived a #russia artillery attack
     
    Indeed. Thanks to Russia and its leaderships Ukrainaphobic war (is this better than saying "genocidal war"?) against Ukraine. Had not Russia invaded Ukraine, the children of Ukraine would be living more normal lives, like they did before the war. The photo may be fake, but the sentiment is 100% true and accurate. Russia, go back to Russia.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Mikhail, @RadicalCenter

    NATO thugs and “advisors”, go back to poland. Go back to the shitty rainy island of bad teeth, worse faggotry, and even worse cuisine (formerly-great formerly-britain). Go back to Afro-Tranny Land (you know where that is, “our” former country).

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @RadicalCenter

    Yeah, it's probably good for everybody to get out of Ukraine, except for Ukrainians themselves. If everybody did, it would be a much more peaceful place to live.

    , @AP
    @RadicalCenter

    Says the guy who is on the side of the Chechen and Buryat killers of Christian Slavs in their own lands.

  53. @Coconuts
    @songbird


    One of the reasons that I find Dreher so annoying is that he seems to freely invoke old school language, while being a political patsy for the modern establishment.
     
    I heard the Distributist talking about him recently, it sounds like he has been doing some more counter productive activism. Distributist was saying that he no longer really has an audience, because he has been completely overtaken by the changing trends in politics in the last few years. David French is another guy who is supposed to be like this, where they used to have a certain boomer-con niche on the right but it has disappeared now.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    Never trust a man who does a mid-life religious conversion for ostensibly trivial motive.

  54. @songbird
    @Jatt Aryaa


    with both the British PM & Mayor of London coming from the Lahore Durbar
     
    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak's ethnic homeland is in India?

    Thought his parents were from East Africa. I imagine that most such people arrived there during the Raj because they needed the local stability brought by British garrisons, but David Lamb seemed to say that some Indians had come before it. Because when you go back, your ancestors increase 2x with each generation, I've wondered how long Sunak's ancestors may have been in East Africa.

    The wikipedia article on Indians in East Africa says something about them originally just moving from place to place and not settling until the Raj, but wikipedia is pretty woke, so I'm not sure if it can be trusted. Of course, if there were Indian settlers before the Raj, it would be ultra un-PC.

    Anyway, it is kind of funny or odd, how Sunak's parents were fleeing black rule, and he is now living in London, which I think has the biggest black population in Europe. (Could be wrong.)

    Replies: @Coconuts, @Jatt Aryaa, @Philip Owen

    Sunak’s paternal grandfather was from Gujranwala (present-day Pakistan[14][15]), while his maternal grandfather was from Ludhiana (present-day India[16]); both cities at the time were in Punjab province, British India. His grandparents migrated to East Africa, and then to the United Kingdom in the 1960s.[17]

    Sadiq Aman Khan[5] was born on 8 October 1970 at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, South London to a working-class Sunni Muslim family.[6][7][8] His grandparents migrated from Lucknow in United Provinces, British India to Pakistan following the partition of India in 1947

    .

    Never mind so the Muslim isn’t. He also looks butt hurt in every pic.

    Sunak being Punjabi or ancestrally Pakistani is talked about a lot tbh. Most Indians who went abroad in the British era to like Malaya, E Africa were Panjabi due to the Army.

    Merchants would just follow since Jatts would call up men from their village, treating them like family. If not Punjab then Gujarat ie Jains or Patels.

    Rangoon actually used to be a very Panjabi city (Burma or Myanmar). The collapse of the empire & move to liberal nation states wasn’t really good for us in a way.

    40% lost their homes & 5% their lives among Sikhs in partition – Muslim casualties were 2-3x higher, just ask them, but still.

    You used to have Sikh soldiers & cops from Shanghai to Zanzibar. Also, if you were a Jatt or many other tribes then conversion to Sikhi was required to join the Army in Panjab।।

    • Thanks: Emil Nikola Richard
    • Replies: @songbird
    @Jatt Aryaa


    You used to have Sikh soldiers & cops from Shanghai to Zanzibar.
     
    Saw some kung fu movie filmed in HK where there was a Sikh policeman or security guard.

    Also, if you were a Jatt or many other tribes then conversion to Sikhi was required to join the Army in Panjab
     
    Thought the army under the Sikh Kingdom was multicult. Mostly Muslim.

    @Barbarossa
    I don't have good flexibility, but I think I have a an almost uncanny ability to land on my feet, after slipping on ice or a wet floor. As long as the ground is flat - I just have a good instinct for which direction to throw my weight.

    I consider it my one odd physical ability. IMO, used to be pretty good at taking longshots with a basketball (not sure if related) - but I haven't picked up one in years, and don't think I'd still have the skill.

    Replies: @Sher Singh

  55. @Coconuts
    @songbird


    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak’s ethnic homeland is in India?
     
    It's interesting that I don't remember seeing it being discussed in mainstream British media, nor in the case of Sadiq Khan, afaik they tend to talk about it in more general terms (that Guardian article Dmitri posted in the other thread about Sunak for example).

    Maybe as the South Asian population grows it will start to be covered more, and outside the imported US social justice categories.

    Replies: @Jatt Aryaa, @songbird

    Outside America the default Indian identity is Punjabi.

    Even most of the Pakis are since mirpur is technically Punjab.

    Punjabis are insufferably proud, and that’s before the liquor.

    Might be best they don’t..

  56. @RadicalCenter
    @Mr. Hack

    NATO thugs and “advisors”, go back to poland. Go back to the shitty rainy island of bad teeth, worse faggotry, and even worse cuisine (formerly-great formerly-britain). Go back to Afro-Tranny Land (you know where that is, “our” former country).

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

    Yeah, it’s probably good for everybody to get out of Ukraine, except for Ukrainians themselves. If everybody did, it would be a much more peaceful place to live.

  57. @Wokechoke
    @songbird

    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa. No great statue but traces of the 17th century persona of Catherine were the main attraction for tourism.

    The Ukies are just bunch of white niggers already. They’ve gone full BLM.

    Replies: @LatW, @AP, @AnonfromTN

    You are misinformed as usual. The statue was built in 2007 by a corrupt businessman using Russian money. As such, a perfect example of Russian “culture” in Ukraine. Nice to see it go.

    You cheapen the actual historical statues being torn down in the USA by equating them to this statue of Catherine. And this, is a perfect example of the debased and ignorant nature of pro-Russian Western rightoids.

    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @AP


    @Wokechoke

    You are misinformed as usual. The statue was built in 2007 by a corrupt businessman using Russian money. As such, a perfect example of Russian “culture” in Ukraine. Nice to see it go.

    You cheapen the actual historical statues being torn down in the USA by equating them to this statue of Catherine. And this, is a perfect example of the debased and ignorant nature of pro-Russian Western rightoids.

     

    You conveniently (from the vantage point of your biases) leave out that the stature of Catherine is a remake of the one the Co0mmies took down.

    As a rhetorical reply, the less svidos in Russian inhabited territory the better.
  58. @songbird
    @Coconuts

    Used to think that the phrase "right side of history" has something really disturbing in it, almost like it had some ancestral root spoken at human sacrifices. And there's some other common phrase too, but I can't think of it now.

    One of the reasons that I find Dreher so annoying is that he seems to freely invoke old school language, while being a political patsy for the modern establishment.

    Sounds like an interesting book.

    Replies: @Coconuts, @Barbarossa

    I find Dreher incredibly annoying too. I kind of don’t want to since I agree with him on a lot of basic positions.

    The word that strikes a chord with me in regards to him is “hysterical”. I don’t even mean it in the sense that he is entirely wrong about what he’s worked up about. Sometimes he’s right and somehow still hysterical.

    There is just something insufferable about the guy, but I’m not sure I could quite put my finger on exactly what it is.

    • Agree: songbird, Keypusher
  59. @RadicalCenter
    @Mr. Hack

    NATO thugs and “advisors”, go back to poland. Go back to the shitty rainy island of bad teeth, worse faggotry, and even worse cuisine (formerly-great formerly-britain). Go back to Afro-Tranny Land (you know where that is, “our” former country).

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

    Says the guy who is on the side of the Chechen and Buryat killers of Christian Slavs in their own lands.

  60. Sher Singh says:

    The basis of a genuine Pan-Euro identity is in Naam Jap – the basis of all Dharma.
    Not hard for different Pagan groups to cleanse & make a recording of Naam Jap for their specific.

    Then as different tribes of Europa get used to chanting the names of each other Gods.
    A Pan-Euro identity that can tackle anything – ROC, EU, Arabia doesn’t matter.

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ

    Dharma is like an Umbrella you start from the same ray & spread out.
    The Abrahamic stays focused on a single strand,

    This is why the Khalsa showers them with bullets & spears.

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ

  61. All the twitter files in one place. God’s Spies by Thomas Neuburger,

    https://neuburger.substack.com/s/the-twitter-files

  62. @Wokechoke
    @songbird

    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa. No great statue but traces of the 17th century persona of Catherine were the main attraction for tourism.

    The Ukies are just bunch of white niggers already. They’ve gone full BLM.

    Replies: @LatW, @AP, @AnonfromTN

    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa.

    Catherine the Great founded Odessa, as well as many other cities of Novorossia, which she took from the Ottoman Empire. The history of that particular statue of Catherine the Great is very revealing. It was installed in 1900, more than 120 years ago. Ukies mankurts were not the first vandals to take it down. The first time is was taken down by Bolsheviks. It was restored to its rightful place in 2007. Now Ukies took it down, clearly demonstrating that they are more Sovoks than the worst among other Sovoks. As, the New Testament rightly said long time ago, “You Will Know Them by Their Fruits” (Matthew 7:15–20).

    • Replies: @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    The gangster/businessman who made the statue didn’t restore it but had a replica built.

    Catherine was a foreigner (German) who killed Russia’s native ruler and both spread and worsened serfdom of native Russians and Ukrainians. Her veneration by the descendants of her Russian slaves is in some ways comparable to their veneration of the Georgian Slav-killer by modern Russians whose minds have been polluted by Soviet teachers. An odd habit that Ukrainians do not share, to Russians’ dismay.

    The monument’s builder, Ruslan Tarpan:

    Tarpan began construction on a deep-sea sewage pipeline. The project, which lasted seven years and was never completed, ended in Tarpan and his associates being charged with the embezzlement of ₴200 million. Subsequently, Tarpan fled Ukraine for the United Arab Emirates, where he has lived since 2017.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    , @AnonfromTN
    @AnonfromTN

    For those who don't know the history of "Ukrainian" cities:

    Kharkov – founded by the people escaping the Poles from the areas to the West of Dnieper in 1651. The Russian tsar Alexey Michailovich built the fortress there in 1656.

    Sumy – founded by the Russian tsar Alexey Michailovich before 1655. He allowed refugees from the Poles to settle there.

    Poltava – was a center of pro-Russian sentiments in Malorossia (Little Russia). Because of that hetman Vygovsky attacked the city and then sold its residents as slaves to Crimean Tatars.

    Dnepropetrovsk – founded by Russian empress Catherine the Great in 1776 (original name - Ekaterinoslav).

    Lugansk – emerged after Catherine the Great founded an iron foundry there. Was populated by the people from Central and North-Western Russia.

    Kherson – founded in 1778 by Catherine the Great.

    Donetsk – founded by Russian Emperor Alexander II around metal foundry started by a Scott Hughes.

    Nikolaev – founded by Catherine the Great in 1789.

    Odessa – founded by Catherine the Great in 1784 around the fortress built by Russian military legend Suvorov.

    Sevastopol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1783 around the fortress built by Suvorov.

    Simferopol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1784 around the fortress built by Suvorov.

    Mariupol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1778 for Greeks who ran away from Crimea.

    Krivoy Rog – founded by Catherine the Great in 1775.

    Zaporozhye – founded by Catherine the Great in 1770 (original name – Alexandrovsk).

    Kirovograd – founded in 1754 by Russian Empress Elisaveta (the daughter of Peter the Great) as a fortress. Original name – Elisavetgrad.

    Replies: @AP, @Philip Owen

    , @Jazman
    @AnonfromTN

    This Ukie propagandist have different historical view lol
    https://twitter.com/AlexKokcharov/status/1608367805170339842

  63. @AnonfromTN
    @Wokechoke


    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa.
     
    Catherine the Great founded Odessa, as well as many other cities of Novorossia, which she took from the Ottoman Empire. The history of that particular statue of Catherine the Great is very revealing. It was installed in 1900, more than 120 years ago. Ukies mankurts were not the first vandals to take it down. The first time is was taken down by Bolsheviks. It was restored to its rightful place in 2007. Now Ukies took it down, clearly demonstrating that they are more Sovoks than the worst among other Sovoks. As, the New Testament rightly said long time ago, “You Will Know Them by Their Fruits” (Matthew 7:15–20).

    Replies: @AP, @AnonfromTN, @Jazman

    The gangster/businessman who made the statue didn’t restore it but had a replica built.

    Catherine was a foreigner (German) who killed Russia’s native ruler and both spread and worsened serfdom of native Russians and Ukrainians. Her veneration by the descendants of her Russian slaves is in some ways comparable to their veneration of the Georgian Slav-killer by modern Russians whose minds have been polluted by Soviet teachers. An odd habit that Ukrainians do not share, to Russians’ dismay.

    The monument’s builder, Ruslan Tarpan:

    Tarpan began construction on a deep-sea sewage pipeline. The project, which lasted seven years and was never completed, ended in Tarpan and his associates being charged with the embezzlement of ₴200 million. Subsequently, Tarpan fled Ukraine for the United Arab Emirates, where he has lived since 2017.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @AP


    Catherine was a foreigner (German)
     
    Typical cavemen-level Ukie nationalism. Thank goodness, the feelings of a very small fraction of the RF population are at that despicable primeval level.

    Replies: @AP

  64. @Coconuts
    @songbird


    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak’s ethnic homeland is in India?
     
    It's interesting that I don't remember seeing it being discussed in mainstream British media, nor in the case of Sadiq Khan, afaik they tend to talk about it in more general terms (that Guardian article Dmitri posted in the other thread about Sunak for example).

    Maybe as the South Asian population grows it will start to be covered more, and outside the imported US social justice categories.

    Replies: @Jatt Aryaa, @songbird

    nor in the case of Sadiq Khan

    Apparently, Sadiq’s parents moved to Pakistan during the partition, but his grandparents came from the United Providences, which includes Uttar Pradesh.

    Maybe, that’s too far to trace, as far as family ties go, but I have wondered at times, how many Indians in the UK come from Uttar Pradesh, which is a fantastically fertile agricultural region, and, as a consequence, I believe the most densely-populated swath of land in the world, with 200 million inhabitants, although it is almost exactly the same size as the UK.

    It has crossed my mind to wonder if such people might not understand that the UK probably doesn’t have the same agricultural potential. And though, of course, it can import food, it would be in a pretty bad spot, under this regime of endless immigration and development, if those supply routes were ever interrupted. (but I’m probably just crazy for trying to connect the two places.)

  65. @Mikel
    @Wokechoke


    If the Russia s use enough infantry this time around, with all the frozen rivers and streams and flood the area with 1000s of tanks the Ukies are going to be broken.
     
    Shouldn't they first be able to use all those resources to take Bakhmut? Or at least Soledar? Or the village of Pavlivka?

    If they can't break the Ukies at these locations after months of trying, I don't see how they can dream of a successful re-invasion. Btw, the McGregorian/Sakerian proposition of these local battles being a mouse trap to grind the Ukrainian forces down with the Russians just pretending that they cannot take them is a tale that I wouldn't dare tell my 8-year old son.

    If they improve their tactics and gather sufficient strength, the Russians may finally pull another Lisichansk in Bakhmut but then they have all the rest of heavily fortified Donetsk oblast to conquer and the part of Lugansk that they lost (after taking Lisichansk).

    I don't have Sean's military knowledge but I doubt the Russians have the strength to try a full scale offensive beyond Donbas.

    Replies: @Sean

    If they improve their tactics and gather sufficient strength, the Russians may finally pull another Lisichansk

    Sievierodonetsk was captured in June, Lisichansk was captured in July.

    Apparently, the stalling of Russian progress after those successes was mainly due to 30,000 of the Russian contract solders in Ukraine coming to the end of their contracts in August not renewing, thereby denuding their front line, which Ukraine craftily attacked and broke the next month.

    The Russians have built up their numbers to more that double what they originally had. The quality may not be high and the tactics bull headed but there are going to be a lot of troops available to Surovikin. There are indications that America is saying its inventory is falling too low, and this is an excuse because they do not want to supply the most potent missiles and have the Ukrainians use it to slaughter huge numbers of Russian soldiers in any big offensive by Surovikin.

    In the other hand, Surovikin is slow to get his offensive started. It may be that after being misled originally by his military and intel advisors, Putin has demanded an assurance of success and low casualties before authorising such a large use of manpower. So perhaps both Surovikin and Biden are playing for time and do not want to initiate what will be extremly bloody fighting with an unpredictable outcome. My bet is Putin will give Surovikin all he asks for and eventually demand he strike a war ending body blow to Ukraine.

    • Replies: @Mikel
    @Sean


    My bet is Putin will give Surovikin all he asks for and eventually demand he strike a war ending body blow to Ukraine.
     
    Based on what we've seen so far, I don't think Russia has the military or state capacity to inflict such as blow if the West continues to support Ukraine as it has until now. But over the months I have come around to your view that the US has the capacity to micromanage this war to an astounding level. I remember I objected to this idea the first time you formulated it on this blog. It didn't seem possible to me that the US could dictate the outcome of a distant war where another superpower was involved just across its border but the facts speak for themselves.

    Just the limited and conditional supply of HIMARS allowed Ukraine to isolate the Russian grouping on the right bank and also played an important role in Ukraine's ability to counterattack on different fronts.

    For some reason the Russians seem unable to do with the 17 bridges that cross the river Dnieper what the Ukrainians did to the Antonovsky bridge with their HIMARS. Forcing the Ukrainians to transfer all their troops and constant stream of western weapons to the fronts through pontoons and barges, like the Russians had to do in Kherson, would give them a great advantage. Apart from lacking the air supremacy necessary to bomb those bridges from the air, is there any other reason why the Russians are unable to take those bridges out?

    Replies: @Sean, @Wokechoke

  66. @AnonfromTN
    @Wokechoke


    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa.
     
    Catherine the Great founded Odessa, as well as many other cities of Novorossia, which she took from the Ottoman Empire. The history of that particular statue of Catherine the Great is very revealing. It was installed in 1900, more than 120 years ago. Ukies mankurts were not the first vandals to take it down. The first time is was taken down by Bolsheviks. It was restored to its rightful place in 2007. Now Ukies took it down, clearly demonstrating that they are more Sovoks than the worst among other Sovoks. As, the New Testament rightly said long time ago, “You Will Know Them by Their Fruits” (Matthew 7:15–20).

    Replies: @AP, @AnonfromTN, @Jazman

    For those who don’t know the history of “Ukrainian” cities:

    Kharkov – founded by the people escaping the Poles from the areas to the West of Dnieper in 1651. The Russian tsar Alexey Michailovich built the fortress there in 1656.

    Sumy – founded by the Russian tsar Alexey Michailovich before 1655. He allowed refugees from the Poles to settle there.

    Poltava – was a center of pro-Russian sentiments in Malorossia (Little Russia). Because of that hetman Vygovsky attacked the city and then sold its residents as slaves to Crimean Tatars.

    Dnepropetrovsk – founded by Russian empress Catherine the Great in 1776 (original name – Ekaterinoslav).

    Lugansk – emerged after Catherine the Great founded an iron foundry there. Was populated by the people from Central and North-Western Russia.

    Kherson – founded in 1778 by Catherine the Great.

    Donetsk – founded by Russian Emperor Alexander II around metal foundry started by a Scott Hughes.

    Nikolaev – founded by Catherine the Great in 1789.

    Odessa – founded by Catherine the Great in 1784 around the fortress built by Russian military legend Suvorov.

    Sevastopol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1783 around the fortress built by Suvorov.

    Simferopol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1784 around the fortress built by Suvorov.

    Mariupol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1778 for Greeks who ran away from Crimea.

    Krivoy Rog – founded by Catherine the Great in 1775.

    Zaporozhye – founded by Catherine the Great in 1770 (original name – Alexandrovsk).

    Kirovograd – founded in 1754 by Russian Empress Elisaveta (the daughter of Peter the Great) as a fortress. Original name – Elisavetgrad.

    • Replies: @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    Setting aside the fact that you are regurgitating Soviet half-truths and lies, Helsinki was founded by Swedish King Gustav I - is that if any relevance when it comes to who ought to control that city?

    , @Philip Owen
    @AnonfromTN

    Luhansk - Founded by a Scottish Engineer, Charles Gascoigne to make cannon. Ore was poor quality.
    Donetsk - Hughes was Welsh as were many of the coal owners.
    Sevastopol - Founded by Rear Admiral Thomas MacKenzie, a Scot.

    The original geological survey of the Donbass was made by an English geologist.
    I have mentioned the medieval Anglo Saxon (Goth) settlement of Ukraine before.
    Catherine forced the Goths and Greeks out of Crimea to settle her new empty lands.

    Hughes imported many Russian settlers from Kursk and Jews.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  67. @Jatt Aryaa
    @songbird


    Sunak's paternal grandfather was from Gujranwala (present-day Pakistan[14][15]), while his maternal grandfather was from Ludhiana (present-day India[16]); both cities at the time were in Punjab province, British India. His grandparents migrated to East Africa, and then to the United Kingdom in the 1960s.[17]

    Sadiq Aman Khan[5] was born on 8 October 1970 at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London to a working-class Sunni Muslim family.[6][7][8] His grandparents migrated from Lucknow in United Provinces, British India to Pakistan following the partition of India in 1947
     
    .

    Never mind so the Muslim isn't. He also looks butt hurt in every pic.

    Sunak being Punjabi or ancestrally Pakistani is talked about a lot tbh. Most Indians who went abroad in the British era to like Malaya, E Africa were Panjabi due to the Army.

    Merchants would just follow since Jatts would call up men from their village, treating them like family. If not Punjab then Gujarat ie Jains or Patels.

    Rangoon actually used to be a very Panjabi city (Burma or Myanmar). The collapse of the empire & move to liberal nation states wasn't really good for us in a way.

    40% lost their homes & 5% their lives among Sikhs in partition - Muslim casualties were 2-3x higher, just ask them, but still.

    You used to have Sikh soldiers & cops from Shanghai to Zanzibar. Also, if you were a Jatt or many other tribes then conversion to Sikhi was required to join the Army in Panjab।।

    Replies: @songbird

    You used to have Sikh soldiers & cops from Shanghai to Zanzibar.

    Saw some kung fu movie filmed in HK where there was a Sikh policeman or security guard.

    Also, if you were a Jatt or many other tribes then conversion to Sikhi was required to join the Army in Panjab

    Thought the army under the Sikh Kingdom was multicult. Mostly Muslim.


    I don’t have good flexibility, but I think I have a an almost uncanny ability to land on my feet, after slipping on ice or a wet floor. As long as the ground is flat – I just have a good instinct for which direction to throw my weight.

    I consider it my one odd physical ability. IMO, used to be pretty good at taking longshots with a basketball (not sure if related) – but I haven’t picked up one in years, and don’t think I’d still have the skill.

    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @songbird

    Going back to the 1700s with the Sikh Misls to even modern day Sikh units it's the same.
    You get clean shaven guys going in & hardcore Singhs coming out even in Canada/UK.

    Was referencing British Army in this case, which also limited land ownership to martial tribes.
    The details of classification are a bit complicated, but regiments had religious rules.
    Vs Indian system of land ceiling & reservation, Brit system was good for martial tribes.


    Also, why wouldn't Indians be able to trace ancestry back 3-4 generations?
    Esp with caste & ancestral shrines - also Bihar is more densely populated.
    UP is actually 2 regions.

    West UP is Iranic/Wheat growing & East UP is Abo-Gangetic/Rice growing.
    Racial boundary back in IVC, and continues till present - excluding elites who're Panjabi

    edit - to add, look at Sikh dress regs across commonwealth militaries.
    It's not written as if keeping Hair or the 5Ks is optional.
    "Hair & beard shall remain cut, dagger shall be worn slung, etc."

    Replies: @Sher Singh

  68. @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    The gangster/businessman who made the statue didn’t restore it but had a replica built.

    Catherine was a foreigner (German) who killed Russia’s native ruler and both spread and worsened serfdom of native Russians and Ukrainians. Her veneration by the descendants of her Russian slaves is in some ways comparable to their veneration of the Georgian Slav-killer by modern Russians whose minds have been polluted by Soviet teachers. An odd habit that Ukrainians do not share, to Russians’ dismay.

    The monument’s builder, Ruslan Tarpan:

    Tarpan began construction on a deep-sea sewage pipeline. The project, which lasted seven years and was never completed, ended in Tarpan and his associates being charged with the embezzlement of ₴200 million. Subsequently, Tarpan fled Ukraine for the United Arab Emirates, where he has lived since 2017.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    Catherine was a foreigner (German)

    Typical cavemen-level Ukie nationalism. Thank goodness, the feelings of a very small fraction of the RF population are at that despicable primeval level.

    • Agree: Mikhail, Jazman
    • LOL: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    So most venerate the foreigner that came to enslave them? Good for the Chinese then.

  69. @AnonfromTN
    @AnonfromTN

    For those who don't know the history of "Ukrainian" cities:

    Kharkov – founded by the people escaping the Poles from the areas to the West of Dnieper in 1651. The Russian tsar Alexey Michailovich built the fortress there in 1656.

    Sumy – founded by the Russian tsar Alexey Michailovich before 1655. He allowed refugees from the Poles to settle there.

    Poltava – was a center of pro-Russian sentiments in Malorossia (Little Russia). Because of that hetman Vygovsky attacked the city and then sold its residents as slaves to Crimean Tatars.

    Dnepropetrovsk – founded by Russian empress Catherine the Great in 1776 (original name - Ekaterinoslav).

    Lugansk – emerged after Catherine the Great founded an iron foundry there. Was populated by the people from Central and North-Western Russia.

    Kherson – founded in 1778 by Catherine the Great.

    Donetsk – founded by Russian Emperor Alexander II around metal foundry started by a Scott Hughes.

    Nikolaev – founded by Catherine the Great in 1789.

    Odessa – founded by Catherine the Great in 1784 around the fortress built by Russian military legend Suvorov.

    Sevastopol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1783 around the fortress built by Suvorov.

    Simferopol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1784 around the fortress built by Suvorov.

    Mariupol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1778 for Greeks who ran away from Crimea.

    Krivoy Rog – founded by Catherine the Great in 1775.

    Zaporozhye – founded by Catherine the Great in 1770 (original name – Alexandrovsk).

    Kirovograd – founded in 1754 by Russian Empress Elisaveta (the daughter of Peter the Great) as a fortress. Original name – Elisavetgrad.

    Replies: @AP, @Philip Owen

    Setting aside the fact that you are regurgitating Soviet half-truths and lies, Helsinki was founded by Swedish King Gustav I – is that if any relevance when it comes to who ought to control that city?

  70. Promoting the idea of people making predictions for New Year’s might be a good way to increase awareness about betting markets, and the positives that would come with improved forecasting and improved selection for people with the ability to make good forecasts.

    I say wrap it into the holiday, so it becomes a core tradition. At worst, it may help people learn that the “elites” are often dead wrong about things. How many people predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall?

    • Replies: @A123
    @songbird

    Hopefully something surprising happens. Alas, the die is cast. There is absurd propaganda on all sides. There have been transgressions on all sides, many in disregard to standing orders.

    The fighting will continue until:

    • One side quits, or
    • Both sides reach a deal

    Traitor McConnell's service to the Brussels Elite funds Kiev aggression through July. There is little hope for Ukrainian rationality until they face a supply shortage. They certainly are not deal capable at this point.

    I feel rather confident predicting "Putin vs. the European Empire" will continue into at least Fall 2023.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

  71. @AnonfromTN
    @AP


    Catherine was a foreigner (German)
     
    Typical cavemen-level Ukie nationalism. Thank goodness, the feelings of a very small fraction of the RF population are at that despicable primeval level.

    Replies: @AP

    So most venerate the foreigner that came to enslave them? Good for the Chinese then.

  72. What acts of extreme savagery would Injuns have committed, if they had the physical prowess of James Cameron’s blue aliens, and the ability to plug into grizzlies, etc., or to fly by riding pterodactyls?

    • Replies: @A123
    @songbird


    What acts of extreme savagery would Injuns have committed, if they had the physical prowess of James Cameron’s blue aliens, and the ability to plug into grizzlies, etc., or to fly by riding pterodactyls?

     

    Did you say grizzly bear?

     
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/kvznpWnhghk/maxresdefault.jpg
     

    To prevent further incidents where government officials fall from windows. Putin announces new policy. Agency leaders must now be larger than window size. The above picture shows his most recent ministerial appointment... Revenue & Tax Collections, I believe.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    Replies: @songbird

  73. @Sean
    @Mikel


    If they improve their tactics and gather sufficient strength, the Russians may finally pull another Lisichansk
     
    Sievierodonetsk was captured in June, Lisichansk was captured in July.

    Apparently, the stalling of Russian progress after those successes was mainly due to 30,000 of the Russian contract solders in Ukraine coming to the end of their contracts in August not renewing, thereby denuding their front line, which Ukraine craftily attacked and broke the next month.

    The Russians have built up their numbers to more that double what they originally had. The quality may not be high and the tactics bull headed but there are going to be a lot of troops available to Surovikin. There are indications that America is saying its inventory is falling too low, and this is an excuse because they do not want to supply the most potent missiles and have the Ukrainians use it to slaughter huge numbers of Russian soldiers in any big offensive by Surovikin.

    In the other hand, Surovikin is slow to get his offensive started. It may be that after being misled originally by his military and intel advisors, Putin has demanded an assurance of success and low casualties before authorising such a large use of manpower. So perhaps both Surovikin and Biden are playing for time and do not want to initiate what will be extremly bloody fighting with an unpredictable outcome. My bet is Putin will give Surovikin all he asks for and eventually demand he strike a war ending body blow to Ukraine.

    Replies: @Mikel

    My bet is Putin will give Surovikin all he asks for and eventually demand he strike a war ending body blow to Ukraine.

    Based on what we’ve seen so far, I don’t think Russia has the military or state capacity to inflict such as blow if the West continues to support Ukraine as it has until now. But over the months I have come around to your view that the US has the capacity to micromanage this war to an astounding level. I remember I objected to this idea the first time you formulated it on this blog. It didn’t seem possible to me that the US could dictate the outcome of a distant war where another superpower was involved just across its border but the facts speak for themselves.

    Just the limited and conditional supply of HIMARS allowed Ukraine to isolate the Russian grouping on the right bank and also played an important role in Ukraine’s ability to counterattack on different fronts.

    For some reason the Russians seem unable to do with the 17 bridges that cross the river Dnieper what the Ukrainians did to the Antonovsky bridge with their HIMARS. Forcing the Ukrainians to transfer all their troops and constant stream of western weapons to the fronts through pontoons and barges, like the Russians had to do in Kherson, would give them a great advantage. Apart from lacking the air supremacy necessary to bomb those bridges from the air, is there any other reason why the Russians are unable to take those bridges out?

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Mikel


    I have come around to your view that the US has the capacity to micromanage this war to an astounding level.
     
    They can do so at the current relatively low level of intensity, but were the Russians to with total commitment throw the entire force they are building up at Ukraine while striking s crucial power nodes (they now know which) and bridges across the Dnipro it would create a very dynamic situation.

    I think America could and would help enough to defeat an all out attempt by Surovikin and Putin to knock Ukraine out of the war, but the help the US would need to provide in order to be sure of defeating such a Russian offensive would be an order of magnitude greater than anything Ukraine has been given before, and could not be as finely balanced as heretofore. It is my belief America thinks such assistance would remove their control over how bloodily bad a defeat was inflicted on Russia, and make conceivable the Kremlin becoming desperate. Washington wants Russia to be dissipated and discouraged over time. Not suddenly desperate.

    , @Wokechoke
    @Mikel

    You tend to blow up a bridge after you intend not to use it. That's ordinary military doctrine.

  74. @songbird
    Promoting the idea of people making predictions for New Year's might be a good way to increase awareness about betting markets, and the positives that would come with improved forecasting and improved selection for people with the ability to make good forecasts.

    I say wrap it into the holiday, so it becomes a core tradition. At worst, it may help people learn that the "elites" are often dead wrong about things. How many people predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall?

    Replies: @A123

    Hopefully something surprising happens. Alas, the die is cast. There is absurd propaganda on all sides. There have been transgressions on all sides, many in disregard to standing orders.

    The fighting will continue until:

    • One side quits, or
    • Both sides reach a deal

    Traitor McConnell’s service to the Brussels Elite funds Kiev aggression through July. There is little hope for Ukrainian rationality until they face a supply shortage. They certainly are not deal capable at this point.

    I feel rather confident predicting “Putin vs. the European Empire” will continue into at least Fall 2023.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

  75. Sher Singh says:
    @songbird
    @Jatt Aryaa


    You used to have Sikh soldiers & cops from Shanghai to Zanzibar.
     
    Saw some kung fu movie filmed in HK where there was a Sikh policeman or security guard.

    Also, if you were a Jatt or many other tribes then conversion to Sikhi was required to join the Army in Panjab
     
    Thought the army under the Sikh Kingdom was multicult. Mostly Muslim.

    @Barbarossa
    I don't have good flexibility, but I think I have a an almost uncanny ability to land on my feet, after slipping on ice or a wet floor. As long as the ground is flat - I just have a good instinct for which direction to throw my weight.

    I consider it my one odd physical ability. IMO, used to be pretty good at taking longshots with a basketball (not sure if related) - but I haven't picked up one in years, and don't think I'd still have the skill.

    Replies: @Sher Singh

    Going back to the 1700s with the Sikh Misls to even modern day Sikh units it’s the same.
    You get clean shaven guys going in & hardcore Singhs coming out even in Canada/UK.

    Was referencing British Army in this case, which also limited land ownership to martial tribes.
    The details of classification are a bit complicated, but regiments had religious rules.
    Vs Indian system of land ceiling & reservation, Brit system was good for martial tribes.

    Also, why wouldn’t Indians be able to trace ancestry back 3-4 generations?
    Esp with caste & ancestral shrines – also Bihar is more densely populated.
    UP is actually 2 regions.

    West UP is Iranic/Wheat growing & East UP is Abo-Gangetic/Rice growing.
    Racial boundary back in IVC, and continues till present – excluding elites who’re Panjabi

    edit – to add, look at Sikh dress regs across commonwealth militaries.
    It’s not written as if keeping Hair or the 5Ks is optional.
    “Hair & beard shall remain cut, dagger shall be worn slung, etc.”

    • Thanks: songbird
    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @Sher Singh

    Uncut* well, that's a sign to drop the topic & not give a fuck.
    Khalsa Raj obv better than serving in foreign military.

  76. @Sher Singh
    @songbird

    Going back to the 1700s with the Sikh Misls to even modern day Sikh units it's the same.
    You get clean shaven guys going in & hardcore Singhs coming out even in Canada/UK.

    Was referencing British Army in this case, which also limited land ownership to martial tribes.
    The details of classification are a bit complicated, but regiments had religious rules.
    Vs Indian system of land ceiling & reservation, Brit system was good for martial tribes.


    Also, why wouldn't Indians be able to trace ancestry back 3-4 generations?
    Esp with caste & ancestral shrines - also Bihar is more densely populated.
    UP is actually 2 regions.

    West UP is Iranic/Wheat growing & East UP is Abo-Gangetic/Rice growing.
    Racial boundary back in IVC, and continues till present - excluding elites who're Panjabi

    edit - to add, look at Sikh dress regs across commonwealth militaries.
    It's not written as if keeping Hair or the 5Ks is optional.
    "Hair & beard shall remain cut, dagger shall be worn slung, etc."

    Replies: @Sher Singh

    Uncut* well, that’s a sign to drop the topic & not give a fuck.
    Khalsa Raj obv better than serving in foreign military.

  77. @songbird
    What acts of extreme savagery would Injuns have committed, if they had the physical prowess of James Cameron's blue aliens, and the ability to plug into grizzlies, etc., or to fly by riding pterodactyls?

    Replies: @A123

    What acts of extreme savagery would Injuns have committed, if they had the physical prowess of James Cameron’s blue aliens, and the ability to plug into grizzlies, etc., or to fly by riding pterodactyls?

    Did you say grizzly bear?

      

    To prevent further incidents where government officials fall from windows. Putin announces new policy. Agency leaders must now be larger than window size. The above picture shows his most recent ministerial appointment… Revenue & Tax Collections, I believe.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    • Replies: @songbird
    @A123

    LOL. If we had a better knowledge of dog genetics, wonder how much that would be translatable to bears, which are distantly related to dogs. Perhaps, having neo-dogs would be more than halfway to having neo-bears?

    Once read a short sci-fi story, where this lone, illegal trader at an outpost on a nearly uninhabited planet is talked into mounting a rescue operation for miners, which involves traveling for dozens of miles over wild lands inhabited by ferocious monsters. The key to his survival are bear-helpers (I think grizzlies), imported from Earth. They crush the heads of the monsters.

    @Philip Owen
    The dhows have certainly been going there for a while. Wonder if Zanzibar was inhabited before the Bantu got there, and by whom. Seems like it would be a natural place for an outpost, but if there was one, I don't think I have ever heard any evidence to that effect.

    Replies: @Lurker

  78. @songbird
    @Jatt Aryaa


    with both the British PM & Mayor of London coming from the Lahore Durbar
     
    Is it really that easy to tell where Sunak's ethnic homeland is in India?

    Thought his parents were from East Africa. I imagine that most such people arrived there during the Raj because they needed the local stability brought by British garrisons, but David Lamb seemed to say that some Indians had come before it. Because when you go back, your ancestors increase 2x with each generation, I've wondered how long Sunak's ancestors may have been in East Africa.

    The wikipedia article on Indians in East Africa says something about them originally just moving from place to place and not settling until the Raj, but wikipedia is pretty woke, so I'm not sure if it can be trusted. Of course, if there were Indian settlers before the Raj, it would be ultra un-PC.

    Anyway, it is kind of funny or odd, how Sunak's parents were fleeing black rule, and he is now living in London, which I think has the biggest black population in Europe. (Could be wrong.)

    Replies: @Coconuts, @Jatt Aryaa, @Philip Owen

    Indian merchants traded as far as Zanzibar as early as the Bronze Age.

    • Agree: Jatt Aryaa
  79. @AnonfromTN
    @AnonfromTN

    For those who don't know the history of "Ukrainian" cities:

    Kharkov – founded by the people escaping the Poles from the areas to the West of Dnieper in 1651. The Russian tsar Alexey Michailovich built the fortress there in 1656.

    Sumy – founded by the Russian tsar Alexey Michailovich before 1655. He allowed refugees from the Poles to settle there.

    Poltava – was a center of pro-Russian sentiments in Malorossia (Little Russia). Because of that hetman Vygovsky attacked the city and then sold its residents as slaves to Crimean Tatars.

    Dnepropetrovsk – founded by Russian empress Catherine the Great in 1776 (original name - Ekaterinoslav).

    Lugansk – emerged after Catherine the Great founded an iron foundry there. Was populated by the people from Central and North-Western Russia.

    Kherson – founded in 1778 by Catherine the Great.

    Donetsk – founded by Russian Emperor Alexander II around metal foundry started by a Scott Hughes.

    Nikolaev – founded by Catherine the Great in 1789.

    Odessa – founded by Catherine the Great in 1784 around the fortress built by Russian military legend Suvorov.

    Sevastopol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1783 around the fortress built by Suvorov.

    Simferopol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1784 around the fortress built by Suvorov.

    Mariupol – founded by Catherine the Great in 1778 for Greeks who ran away from Crimea.

    Krivoy Rog – founded by Catherine the Great in 1775.

    Zaporozhye – founded by Catherine the Great in 1770 (original name – Alexandrovsk).

    Kirovograd – founded in 1754 by Russian Empress Elisaveta (the daughter of Peter the Great) as a fortress. Original name – Elisavetgrad.

    Replies: @AP, @Philip Owen

    Luhansk – Founded by a Scottish Engineer, Charles Gascoigne to make cannon. Ore was poor quality.
    Donetsk – Hughes was Welsh as were many of the coal owners.
    Sevastopol – Founded by Rear Admiral Thomas MacKenzie, a Scot.

    The original geological survey of the Donbass was made by an English geologist.
    I have mentioned the medieval Anglo Saxon (Goth) settlement of Ukraine before.
    Catherine forced the Goths and Greeks out of Crimea to settle her new empty lands.

    Hughes imported many Russian settlers from Kursk and Jews.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Philip Owen


    Luhansk – Founded by a Scottish Engineer, Charles Gascoigne to make cannon. Ore was poor quality.
    Donetsk – Hughes was Welsh as were many of the coal owners.
    Sevastopol – Founded by Rear Admiral Thomas MacKenzie, a Scot.
     
    Even if we naïvely assume that all of this is correct, the question remains: were all those Scots and Welsh Ukrainians?

    Replies: @Beckow, @Philip Owen

  80. @A123
    @songbird


    What acts of extreme savagery would Injuns have committed, if they had the physical prowess of James Cameron’s blue aliens, and the ability to plug into grizzlies, etc., or to fly by riding pterodactyls?

     

    Did you say grizzly bear?

     
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/kvznpWnhghk/maxresdefault.jpg
     

    To prevent further incidents where government officials fall from windows. Putin announces new policy. Agency leaders must now be larger than window size. The above picture shows his most recent ministerial appointment... Revenue & Tax Collections, I believe.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    Replies: @songbird

    LOL. If we had a better knowledge of dog genetics, wonder how much that would be translatable to bears, which are distantly related to dogs. Perhaps, having neo-dogs would be more than halfway to having neo-bears?

    Once read a short sci-fi story, where this lone, illegal trader at an outpost on a nearly uninhabited planet is talked into mounting a rescue operation for miners, which involves traveling for dozens of miles over wild lands inhabited by ferocious monsters. The key to his survival are bear-helpers (I think grizzlies), imported from Earth. They crush the heads of the monsters.


    The dhows have certainly been going there for a while. Wonder if Zanzibar was inhabited before the Bantu got there, and by whom. Seems like it would be a natural place for an outpost, but if there was one, I don’t think I have ever heard any evidence to that effect.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @songbird

    I read that bear story!

  81. Unofficial RF propaganda once again returns to zombie sovietism.

    Denial of genetic influence on IQ, is once again an explicit denial of the West’s inherent rights of self-determination.

    • Replies: @Thulean Friend
    @216

    Conservatives in the West trying to root for either side in the UA/RU war come up short. Putin is promoting anti-white Marxist talking points and Ukraine is advancing pro-LGBT legislation.

    So it's funny to see the copes from rightoids, whether they are RU or UA supporters. I frankly find both Ze and Putin to be pretty cringe.



    For the record, Ukraine produces ~20X more elite science than Iraq does (Nature Index).

    Replies: @Jatt Aryaa

    , @Matra
    @216

    It's disappointing, though not that surprising, how quickly they've gone back to "zombie sovietism" as you put it. For a while it looked like the Russians were moving beyond that but like in so many Western countries the boomer mentality still prevails. Putin had a chance but instead of inspiring Russian society he appears to have de-politicised it so now they're falling back on what they know. Maybe that old lady waving the Soviet flag triggered the reversion to old narratives. That seemed to excite even some of the nationalist anti-communist Russians I follow on Twitter.

    The other day the supposedly very influential Solovyev called Girkin/Strelkov "anti-semite scum". Maybe he will need to be de-Nazified too.

  82. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    ...the sentiment is 100% true and accurate
     
    But is the sentiment complete? Or do you again focus only on your own?

    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas. Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make? Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn't happen or was 'ancient history by 2022, is that they brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance and desire for alliance with Nato. They could just give up and there would be no suffering. As you claimed the Donbas Russians could have given up.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere. To scream "go back to Russia" is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place. (Your Mexican friends in Arizona may say something similar one day.)

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Philip Owen, @Mr. Hack, @AP

    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas

    You always lie, Beckow.

    According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152:

    https://ukraine.un.org/sites/default/files/2022-02/Conflict-related%20civilian%20casualties%20as%20of%2031%20December%202021%20%28rev%2027%20January%202022%29%20corr%20EN_0.pdf

    Page 3:

    “During the entire conflict period, from 14 April 2014 to 31 December 2021, OHCHR recorded a total of 3,106 conflict-related civilian deaths (1,852 men, 1,072 women, 102 boys, 50 girls, and 30 adults whose sex is unknown).”

    And none in Kharkiv. Why?

    Because Russia didn’t go across the international border and pour fighters and weapons into Kharkiv to create a war there. Fortunately Kiev, in a similar position to Assad or Putin, was far more humane.

    Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make

    Well, one of the excuses for the invasion of Ukraine was to stop those killings. But they had essentially stopped several years prior to the invasion. In 2021, 7 people were killed in active hostilities, not a single one was a child (UN report, see link above).

    But Russia has killed plenty of children since starting this invasion.

    https://thehill.com/policy/international/3791409-nearly-7000-civilians-have-now-been-killed-in-ukraine-war-un/

    391 children have been killed since Russia invaded.

    Mostly Russian-speaking children in eastern Ukraine.

    Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn’t happen or was ‘ancient history by 2022, is that they[Donbas people] brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.

    Russia brought it upon them by starting a civil war, whose first commanders were Russians from Russia such as Girkin.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance

    The liar Beckow pretends that there is no difference between laws within a country and the right of foreign countries to do what they want.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere.

    And you fail to do so. The most symmetric comparison to the Donbas rebellion would be Chechnya. Putin subdued Chechnya by killing 10,000s of Chechen civilians and Russia wasn’t invaded by anybody in response. The most symmetric comparison to the Russian annexation of Crimea and Donbas would be the German annexation of Sudetenland and Danzig. The most symmetric comparison of the invasion of Ukraine proper would be the German invasion of Poland and the Soviet invasion of Finland. You support all of those? Poland, after all, refused all requests by Germany to join Germany in an alliance and instead stayed with Germany’s enemies France and Britain.

    • Thanks: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Beckow
    @AP


    ...According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152
     
    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don't believe "UN" or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow. The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of "being Russian" and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc...

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940. To project the murderous quality of Nazis, Poles, Bandera, etc... into this era is simply false. The only side that is starting to show signs of Nazi-fascist madness ("Ukies uber alles!!!) is the current government in Kiev - and they are doing it because they are losing the war, out of desperation.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to "attack Russia together". They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich). Too bad for the Poles that they were next since they are Slavs and live in an area that Germany had to have and settle. The sad Polish one-sided friendship with England-France has never helped Poland - I documented it many times, Poland was abandoned in 1939 by the West and under no circumstances were any English-Americans going to invade and liberate Poland. Russia had to do it. That is reality that you - and most Poles - simply can't accept so you lie and lie - using your term. They will again pay a heavy prize for this idiocy.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @AP

  83. @AP
    @Wokechoke

    You are misinformed as usual. The statue was built in 2007 by a corrupt businessman using Russian money. As such, a perfect example of Russian “culture” in Ukraine. Nice to see it go.

    You cheapen the actual historical statues being torn down in the USA by equating them to this statue of Catherine. And this, is a perfect example of the debased and ignorant nature of pro-Russian Western rightoids.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    You are misinformed as usual. The statue was built in 2007 by a corrupt businessman using Russian money. As such, a perfect example of Russian “culture” in Ukraine. Nice to see it go.

    You cheapen the actual historical statues being torn down in the USA by equating them to this statue of Catherine. And this, is a perfect example of the debased and ignorant nature of pro-Russian Western rightoids.

    You conveniently (from the vantage point of your biases) leave out that the stature of Catherine is a remake of the one the Co0mmies took down.

    As a rhetorical reply, the less svidos in Russian inhabited territory the better.

    • Disagree: Mr. Hack
  84. A reminder on how the Russians have been running out of missiles going back a good several months.

  85. @Mikel
    @Sean


    My bet is Putin will give Surovikin all he asks for and eventually demand he strike a war ending body blow to Ukraine.
     
    Based on what we've seen so far, I don't think Russia has the military or state capacity to inflict such as blow if the West continues to support Ukraine as it has until now. But over the months I have come around to your view that the US has the capacity to micromanage this war to an astounding level. I remember I objected to this idea the first time you formulated it on this blog. It didn't seem possible to me that the US could dictate the outcome of a distant war where another superpower was involved just across its border but the facts speak for themselves.

    Just the limited and conditional supply of HIMARS allowed Ukraine to isolate the Russian grouping on the right bank and also played an important role in Ukraine's ability to counterattack on different fronts.

    For some reason the Russians seem unable to do with the 17 bridges that cross the river Dnieper what the Ukrainians did to the Antonovsky bridge with their HIMARS. Forcing the Ukrainians to transfer all their troops and constant stream of western weapons to the fronts through pontoons and barges, like the Russians had to do in Kherson, would give them a great advantage. Apart from lacking the air supremacy necessary to bomb those bridges from the air, is there any other reason why the Russians are unable to take those bridges out?

    Replies: @Sean, @Wokechoke

    I have come around to your view that the US has the capacity to micromanage this war to an astounding level.

    They can do so at the current relatively low level of intensity, but were the Russians to with total commitment throw the entire force they are building up at Ukraine while striking s crucial power nodes (they now know which) and bridges across the Dnipro it would create a very dynamic situation.

    I think America could and would help enough to defeat an all out attempt by Surovikin and Putin to knock Ukraine out of the war, but the help the US would need to provide in order to be sure of defeating such a Russian offensive would be an order of magnitude greater than anything Ukraine has been given before, and could not be as finely balanced as heretofore. It is my belief America thinks such assistance would remove their control over how bloodily bad a defeat was inflicted on Russia, and make conceivable the Kremlin becoming desperate. Washington wants Russia to be dissipated and discouraged over time. Not suddenly desperate.

  86. Perhaps, the Scottish separatist movement is really a scam to encourage all the wokes in GB to move north, so they will be subjected to the harshest climate possible, when the fit hits the shan.

  87. @216
    Unofficial RF propaganda once again returns to zombie sovietism.

    https://twitter.com/LogKa11/status/1608628394375380992

    Denial of genetic influence on IQ, is once again an explicit denial of the West's inherent rights of self-determination.

    Replies: @Thulean Friend, @Matra

    Conservatives in the West trying to root for either side in the UA/RU war come up short. Putin is promoting anti-white Marxist talking points and Ukraine is advancing pro-LGBT legislation.

    So it’s funny to see the copes from rightoids, whether they are RU or UA supporters. I frankly find both Ze and Putin to be pretty cringe.

    [MORE]

    For the record, Ukraine produces ~20X more elite science than Iraq does (Nature Index).

    • Replies: @Jatt Aryaa
    @Thulean Friend

    Yea, I think a Russian collapse would be in Sikh interest.

    America busies itself looting E Europe & India loses a valuable ally.

    🤷‍♀️⚔️

  88. @Thulean Friend
    @216

    Conservatives in the West trying to root for either side in the UA/RU war come up short. Putin is promoting anti-white Marxist talking points and Ukraine is advancing pro-LGBT legislation.

    So it's funny to see the copes from rightoids, whether they are RU or UA supporters. I frankly find both Ze and Putin to be pretty cringe.



    For the record, Ukraine produces ~20X more elite science than Iraq does (Nature Index).

    Replies: @Jatt Aryaa

    Yea, I think a Russian collapse would be in Sikh interest.

    America busies itself looting E Europe & India loses a valuable ally.

    🤷‍♀️⚔️

  89. @A123
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    This is for those who claim that “Covid deniers”, “Anti-vaxxers” and so on are simply “insane” and their case has no merit.
     
    The sides are best described as:
        ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
        ♦ Vaxx-Realists

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups. Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone's expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)


    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

    In a meta-analysis of 63 studies of ivermectin versus COVID-19 in humans, 100% of these have shown positive results. Studies were from all continents except Antarctica. Considered individually, 29 of those studies were found to be statistically significant regarding use of ivermectin alone. Over the 63 studies in meta-analysis, pooled effects showed 69% improvement in early treatment, and prophylactic use showed 86% improvement. Of those studies in the meta-analysis that were peer-reviewed, overall improvement in early treatment was found to be 70% (64% in randomized controlled trials), and 86% of those in which ivermectin was used prophylactically showed improvement (84% in randomized controlled trials).

    Mortality from COVID-19 over all time periods of delay in treatment was 76% improved over controls (69% in randomized controlled trials), whereas mortality was improved 84% in early treatment of COVID-19 (82% in randomized controlled trials). Forty studies were excluded from the meta-analysis for complicating factors or insufficient detail reported, and these also showed 100% positive results.
     


     
    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO's are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄
    ___________________________

    (1) https://instapundit.com/560999/

    Replies: @Mikel, @Resist Covid Slavery

    The CCP under Xi has made catastrophic errors. Most notably contaminating the world with their leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.

    It’s not a “catastrophic error” when you realize that Xi and China’s ruling elite is implementing CBDCs and Digital IDs to subjugate their populations more absolutely like 99% of other ruling elites the world over.

    Having said that, it’s true China’s going to need national unity for the upcoming war against the USA, presumably over Taiwan. So adjusting the economy, society and military preparations for that makes sense.

    As for the “Wuhan origins of Covid”, honest truth is that Ron Unz is actually right when he states that it was an American biowarfare attack against China. Still, Unz doesn’t explain it properly and the proposition sounds insane on first appearance. It’s important to clarify that China hosted international military games in Wuhan in 2019 with the USA team not only appearing sick and unwell, but also performing very badly, which is obviously very strange for the country with one of, if not the most, powerful militaries in the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Military_World_Games

    This is the context that makes it plausible and entirely possible that Covid was actually an American biowarfare attack against China.

    Otherwise it’s true that there were dodgy laboratories in Wuhan and that the workers/virologists could’ve been careless with the experimental material inside it, aside from the dodgy ethics and amorality of deliberately experimenting with potentially lethal viruses. Regardless, there is no way “Covid” originated from the Wuhan wet market, it was either a laboratory leak or deliberately brought by the US military team to China and then spread the world over from there.

    The sides are best described as:
    ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
    ♦ Vaxx-Realists

    This is confusing two issues. The issue of vaccination as a dodgy and unreliable health mechanism, and the pretext of how “Covid” is used to literally enslave populations worldwide. As bad as the former is, it’s important to really keep focus on the latter.

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups.

    Honestly, judging from what one can see from dissident scientists and virologists on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet, this is an understatement. Maybe it’s pointless to recite all the horror cases of the vaxxed young and seemingly healthy people dying from heart attacks, build-up of bile in the lungs, and etc. …

    Vaccination is not some sort of sacred miracle of medicine, but just a mechanism that can be as dodgy as any other injection into the body, so most non-Covid vaccines are probably fine. Still counting my lucky stars I didn’t go for a “booster” like the vast majority of obedient losers.

    Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone’s expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)

    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

    Agree.

    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO’s are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.

    There is some merit that “Covid” was deliberately planned from the Jackson Hole meeting in 2019 partly with the purpose of blocking a 2nd term of Trump as president.

    Still, to make more sense of all this, I recommend the book below:

    States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Population in Check – by Kees van der Pijl.

    Besides some tangents about Trump and Israel-Palestine (the author’s Twitter account is also disproportionately occupied with the latter issue), the book explains the core issue of how “Covid” is a political issue, not a health issue. The coolest thing about the book though is the fact that it cites multiple Unz Review articles as a source, particularly those of Ron Unz and Max Parry. What’s sad though is the author’s naive and misplaced optimism at the end of the book that effective resistance is actually possible, since no politician or other elite personality is willing to go up against this due to organizational issues, but also the inherent nature of power. The Canadian truckers (anyone still remember or care about them???) and their outcome is a case in point of this …

    • Replies: @A123
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    As for the “Wuhan origins of Covid”, honest truth is that Ron Unz is actually right when he states that it was an American biowarfare attack against China. Still, Unz doesn’t explain it properly and the proposition sounds insane on first appearance.
     
    Mr. Unz proposition makes no sense. The WUHAN-19 virus was 100% guaranteed to go global once released. Thus knowing in advance it was a planetary impact event, Mr. Unz phrase "Attack on China" is the raving of a gibbering idiot. It simply cannot be.

    it’s true that there were dodgy laboratories in Wuhan and that the workers/virologists could’ve been careless with the experimental material inside it, aside from the dodgy ethics and amorality of deliberately experimenting with potentially lethal viruses. Regardless, there is no way “Covid” originated from the Wuhan wet market, it was either a laboratory leak
     
    I concur.

    The term "leak" is not great. Most people think of that as a lab technology type accident.

    It is more likely that a small group of low paid, non science staff at WIV (cleaning, security, building services, etc.) were stealing apparently healthy animals slated for destruction. Then, selling them at the Wuhan Wet Market.


    or deliberately brought by the US military team to China and then spread the world over from there.
     
    The patient zero date has been refined and is believed to be late November or early December. This is not consistent with the Wuhan Military Games in October. They were over a month apart.

    If WUHAN-19 was from Fort Detrick, there is no need for a convoluted conspiracy reaching deep into China. Deniability for the planet wide attack could be achieved by distribution in Heathrow Airport. Or, a false flag on U.S. air hubs.


    It’s not a “catastrophic error” when you realize that Xi and China’s ruling elite is implementing CBDCs and Digital IDs to subjugate their populations more absolutely like 99% of other ruling elites the world over.
     
    The exceedingly poor response to the CCP's virus has increased distrust in government and greatly delayed any such initiatives. Uncontrolled inflation places Elite privilege at risk.

    Every nation is looking at the national security implications of global supply chains. WUHAN-19 will lead America and Europe to gradual decoupling from long lead time, unreliable Asian suppliers. This undermines the UN/CCP/NWO agenda.

    Even Authoritarian Liberals can come up with better plans. WUHAN-19 was an act negligence by the CCP, not one of intent.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    , @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Resist Covid Slavery

    https://www.un.org/en/dayof8billion

    The secret consensus of the rulers is: if this ain't an emergency I have no idea what you call it.

    Replies: @A123

    , @Jmaie
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    It was either a laboratory leak, or deliberately brought to Wuhan
     
    Never put off to malfeasance what can be explained by incompetence. I am more of the opinion that it was accidentally brought to Wuhan by the US military team going to the games.

    Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery

  90. @Mikel
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    my question is does anyone here have any advice on how to make slavery under “Covid”, CBDCs, and Digital IDs more bearable or tolerable?
     
    Try your closest prepper and ammo stores.

    But I think you'd be happier on the Kevin Barrett or Unz threads.

    Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery

    Try your closest prepper and ammo stores.

    Prepping is a decent suggestion, but individual violence is useless. Only collective and organized or elite/faction-led violence makes any sense.

    But I think you’d be happier on the Kevin Barrett or Unz threads.

    Took a look at Barrett’s threads and … sigh … the latest one is about the Jews, Holocaust, and Kanye West …

    As for Ron Unz, his recent article on WW1 is actually interesting. I have a powerful addition to make of an interesting book that I’ve yet to give a read:

    Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI by Three-And-A-Half Years – Jim MacGregor and Gerry Docherty.

    Why do WW2 Historical Revisionism when you can do WW1 Historical Revisionism instead!

    Sadly, thanks for confirming that commenting on Unz Review is probably a waste of time. Also more generally hoping for any meaningful sort of change or improvement from the vast majority of “normies”. This other book explains why that’s the case.

    The Populist Delusion – Neema Parvini.

    Perhaps maybe it is better to die (dying is unironically better than surviving badly wounded or crippled in a war) in some obscure ditch, village, or field in Ukraine than just timidly be enslaved along with the great mass of sheeple through digital technology and biopolitics …

    After all, they’ve even finally got to Andrew Tate (although he made a dumb move by exposing his personal pizza box details in his reply video, so a careless self-doxx basically). I’m still not sure what to think of him though, whether he’s a martyr or just some women/sex trafficker, although his conversion to Islam stinks of something dodgy or strange going on (possibly just a grift since he apparently has lots of young male Muslim followers).

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Resist Covid Slavery

    It doesn't matter what the reason is. Conversion to islam is inexcusable under any circumstances short of having a gun to your head; and even then the expectation is the person should recant the minute it is safe to do so. It's the responsibility of all his non-muzz fans to unfollow, block, and speak ill of him at every opportunity. (Alas, given what pathetic cuck faggots westerners have become, it's more likely they'll follow his horrific example than disavow him. Fuck-this-world-and-everyone-in-it levels of unbearable tragedy, lol.)

    Replies: @Sher Singh

    , @Mikel
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    Sadly, thanks for confirming that commenting on Unz Review is probably a waste of time.
     
    The problem is that the West really is going through a phase of decadence that could turn it into something totally different from what it has been during the past centuries of unprecedented human progress and prosperity. Hardly a new phenomenon in the history of empires and civilizations but one that we should try to resist for our own good and that of our descendants.

    Focusing on the WEF, Quanon, Covid tyrannies, Jewish cabals and all the rest is actually the best way to do nothing about the really important matters in front of our noses that don't require any kind of conspiracy theories to explain.

    It's similar to the 2020 election fraud discussion. The real, uncontroversial election fraud happened in plain view through the extreme bias and censorship of the MSM and social media, aided by the DC Establishment. I personally didn't need the Twitter Files to know that the intelligence agencies, particularly the FBI and probably some branches of Trump's own administration, were in cahoots with the MSM and Silicon Valley to put an end to his presidency. The Russiagate comedy had already made that abundantly clear. But the Twitter Files dispel any doubt about this fraud, which is why the MSM is refusing to cover it. You cannot have fair elections when 90% of the information that reaches the public is distorted in favor of one of the candidates.

    In this situation, focusing on the "Kraken", the Venezuelan involvement, they guy on the internet that shows how the results of this or that district are impossible (after all those claims have gone though the judiciary, the state legislatures, the Supreme Court and several recounts to see how much they mattered if true) is a sure way to let the US continue sliding into a corrupt, Mexican-style dedazo electoral system.

    Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery

    , @Matra
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    After all, they’ve even finally got to Andrew Tate (although he made a dumb move by exposing his personal pizza box details in his reply video, so a careless self-doxx basically).
     
    I haven't been following this but that story about the pizza box is almost certainly MSM bullshit. Since the Romanian authorities have been investigating him since April there's a pretty good chance they knew his whereabouts but it takes time to build a case.

    Replies: @songbird

  91. @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Mikel


    Try your closest prepper and ammo stores.

     

    Prepping is a decent suggestion, but individual violence is useless. Only collective and organized or elite/faction-led violence makes any sense.

    But I think you’d be happier on the Kevin Barrett or Unz threads.

     

    Took a look at Barrett's threads and ... sigh ... the latest one is about the Jews, Holocaust, and Kanye West ...

    As for Ron Unz, his recent article on WW1 is actually interesting. I have a powerful addition to make of an interesting book that I've yet to give a read:

    Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI by Three-And-A-Half Years - Jim MacGregor and Gerry Docherty.

    Why do WW2 Historical Revisionism when you can do WW1 Historical Revisionism instead!

    Sadly, thanks for confirming that commenting on Unz Review is probably a waste of time. Also more generally hoping for any meaningful sort of change or improvement from the vast majority of "normies". This other book explains why that's the case.

    The Populist Delusion - Neema Parvini.

    Perhaps maybe it is better to die (dying is unironically better than surviving badly wounded or crippled in a war) in some obscure ditch, village, or field in Ukraine than just timidly be enslaved along with the great mass of sheeple through digital technology and biopolitics ...

    After all, they've even finally got to Andrew Tate (although he made a dumb move by exposing his personal pizza box details in his reply video, so a careless self-doxx basically). I'm still not sure what to think of him though, whether he's a martyr or just some women/sex trafficker, although his conversion to Islam stinks of something dodgy or strange going on (possibly just a grift since he apparently has lots of young male Muslim followers).

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Mikel, @Matra

    It doesn’t matter what the reason is. Conversion to islam is inexcusable under any circumstances short of having a gun to your head; and even then the expectation is the person should recant the minute it is safe to do so. It’s the responsibility of all his non-muzz fans to unfollow, block, and speak ill of him at every opportunity. (Alas, given what pathetic cuck faggots westerners have become, it’s more likely they’ll follow his horrific example than disavow him. Fuck-this-world-and-everyone-in-it levels of unbearable tragedy, lol.)

    • Agree: A123
    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @silviosilver

    I mean Christianity & Islam are the same religion so why not go with the better deal?
    Anatolian Greeks & Spandiards used to regularly do just that.

    Also, you're a secular liberal - no longer an Orthodox subhuman.
    You shouldn't care.

  92. @silviosilver
    @Resist Covid Slavery

    It doesn't matter what the reason is. Conversion to islam is inexcusable under any circumstances short of having a gun to your head; and even then the expectation is the person should recant the minute it is safe to do so. It's the responsibility of all his non-muzz fans to unfollow, block, and speak ill of him at every opportunity. (Alas, given what pathetic cuck faggots westerners have become, it's more likely they'll follow his horrific example than disavow him. Fuck-this-world-and-everyone-in-it levels of unbearable tragedy, lol.)

    Replies: @Sher Singh

    I mean Christianity & Islam are the same religion so why not go with the better deal?
    Anatolian Greeks & Spandiards used to regularly do just that.

    Also, you’re a secular liberal – no longer an Orthodox subhuman.
    You shouldn’t care.

  93. HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY to the USSR – the greatest nation of the 20th century

    A privilege and honour to be born into that great vision, success and inspiration of a country – I owe you nearly everything – and so does all the rest of the world which would be infinitely weaker without your existence!!!! Great work

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Gerard1234


    HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY to the USSR – the greatest nation of the 20th century
     
    A lot of good and bad things can be said about the USSR. I would like to point out just one huge error of Soviet leadership, the one that lasted for decades despite numerous changes at the top. Therefore, it cannot be dismissed as a short-term fluke.

    In Soviet times Russia wasted huge resources, financial, industrial, and human, on the development of “brotherly” Soviet republics and “brotherly” socialist countries. As we clearly see now, not a single one of them was worth a penny spent on it. Yes, the RF has parasites now, thieving oligarchs, but its development in the last 20 years shows that they don’t suck as much lifeblood out of it as those “brotherly” parasites. Getting rid of all that lice was a good thing for Russia.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  94. @Resist Covid Slavery
    @A123


    The CCP under Xi has made catastrophic errors. Most notably contaminating the world with their leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.

     

    It's not a "catastrophic error" when you realize that Xi and China's ruling elite is implementing CBDCs and Digital IDs to subjugate their populations more absolutely like 99% of other ruling elites the world over.

    Having said that, it's true China's going to need national unity for the upcoming war against the USA, presumably over Taiwan. So adjusting the economy, society and military preparations for that makes sense.

    As for the "Wuhan origins of Covid", honest truth is that Ron Unz is actually right when he states that it was an American biowarfare attack against China. Still, Unz doesn't explain it properly and the proposition sounds insane on first appearance. It's important to clarify that China hosted international military games in Wuhan in 2019 with the USA team not only appearing sick and unwell, but also performing very badly, which is obviously very strange for the country with one of, if not the most, powerful militaries in the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Military_World_Games

    This is the context that makes it plausible and entirely possible that Covid was actually an American biowarfare attack against China.

    Otherwise it's true that there were dodgy laboratories in Wuhan and that the workers/virologists could've been careless with the experimental material inside it, aside from the dodgy ethics and amorality of deliberately experimenting with potentially lethal viruses. Regardless, there is no way "Covid" originated from the Wuhan wet market, it was either a laboratory leak or deliberately brought by the US military team to China and then spread the world over from there.

    The sides are best described as:
    ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
    ♦ Vaxx-Realists


     

    This is confusing two issues. The issue of vaccination as a dodgy and unreliable health mechanism, and the pretext of how "Covid" is used to literally enslave populations worldwide. As bad as the former is, it's important to really keep focus on the latter.

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups.

     

    Honestly, judging from what one can see from dissident scientists and virologists on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet, this is an understatement. Maybe it's pointless to recite all the horror cases of the vaxxed young and seemingly healthy people dying from heart attacks, build-up of bile in the lungs, and etc. ...

    Vaccination is not some sort of sacred miracle of medicine, but just a mechanism that can be as dodgy as any other injection into the body, so most non-Covid vaccines are probably fine. Still counting my lucky stars I didn't go for a "booster" like the vast majority of obedient losers.


    Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone’s expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)

    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

     

    Agree.

    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO’s are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.
     

    There is some merit that "Covid" was deliberately planned from the Jackson Hole meeting in 2019 partly with the purpose of blocking a 2nd term of Trump as president.

    Still, to make more sense of all this, I recommend the book below:

    States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Population in Check - by Kees van der Pijl.

    Besides some tangents about Trump and Israel-Palestine (the author's Twitter account is also disproportionately occupied with the latter issue), the book explains the core issue of how "Covid" is a political issue, not a health issue. The coolest thing about the book though is the fact that it cites multiple Unz Review articles as a source, particularly those of Ron Unz and Max Parry. What's sad though is the author's naive and misplaced optimism at the end of the book that effective resistance is actually possible, since no politician or other elite personality is willing to go up against this due to organizational issues, but also the inherent nature of power. The Canadian truckers (anyone still remember or care about them???) and their outcome is a case in point of this ...

    Replies: @A123, @Emil Nikola Richard, @Jmaie

    As for the “Wuhan origins of Covid”, honest truth is that Ron Unz is actually right when he states that it was an American biowarfare attack against China. Still, Unz doesn’t explain it properly and the proposition sounds insane on first appearance.

    Mr. Unz proposition makes no sense. The WUHAN-19 virus was 100% guaranteed to go global once released. Thus knowing in advance it was a planetary impact event, Mr. Unz phrase “Attack on China” is the raving of a gibbering idiot. It simply cannot be.

    it’s true that there were dodgy laboratories in Wuhan and that the workers/virologists could’ve been careless with the experimental material inside it, aside from the dodgy ethics and amorality of deliberately experimenting with potentially lethal viruses. Regardless, there is no way “Covid” originated from the Wuhan wet market, it was either a laboratory leak

    I concur.

    The term “leak” is not great. Most people think of that as a lab technology type accident.

    It is more likely that a small group of low paid, non science staff at WIV (cleaning, security, building services, etc.) were stealing apparently healthy animals slated for destruction. Then, selling them at the Wuhan Wet Market.

    or deliberately brought by the US military team to China and then spread the world over from there.

    The patient zero date has been refined and is believed to be late November or early December. This is not consistent with the Wuhan Military Games in October. They were over a month apart.

    If WUHAN-19 was from Fort Detrick, there is no need for a convoluted conspiracy reaching deep into China. Deniability for the planet wide attack could be achieved by distribution in Heathrow Airport. Or, a false flag on U.S. air hubs.

    It’s not a “catastrophic error” when you realize that Xi and China’s ruling elite is implementing CBDCs and Digital IDs to subjugate their populations more absolutely like 99% of other ruling elites the world over.

    The exceedingly poor response to the CCP’s virus has increased distrust in government and greatly delayed any such initiatives. Uncontrolled inflation places Elite privilege at risk.

    Every nation is looking at the national security implications of global supply chains. WUHAN-19 will lead America and Europe to gradual decoupling from long lead time, unreliable Asian suppliers. This undermines the UN/CCP/NWO agenda.

    Even Authoritarian Liberals can come up with better plans. WUHAN-19 was an act negligence by the CCP, not one of intent.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

  95. @Resist Covid Slavery
    @A123


    The CCP under Xi has made catastrophic errors. Most notably contaminating the world with their leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.

     

    It's not a "catastrophic error" when you realize that Xi and China's ruling elite is implementing CBDCs and Digital IDs to subjugate their populations more absolutely like 99% of other ruling elites the world over.

    Having said that, it's true China's going to need national unity for the upcoming war against the USA, presumably over Taiwan. So adjusting the economy, society and military preparations for that makes sense.

    As for the "Wuhan origins of Covid", honest truth is that Ron Unz is actually right when he states that it was an American biowarfare attack against China. Still, Unz doesn't explain it properly and the proposition sounds insane on first appearance. It's important to clarify that China hosted international military games in Wuhan in 2019 with the USA team not only appearing sick and unwell, but also performing very badly, which is obviously very strange for the country with one of, if not the most, powerful militaries in the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Military_World_Games

    This is the context that makes it plausible and entirely possible that Covid was actually an American biowarfare attack against China.

    Otherwise it's true that there were dodgy laboratories in Wuhan and that the workers/virologists could've been careless with the experimental material inside it, aside from the dodgy ethics and amorality of deliberately experimenting with potentially lethal viruses. Regardless, there is no way "Covid" originated from the Wuhan wet market, it was either a laboratory leak or deliberately brought by the US military team to China and then spread the world over from there.

    The sides are best described as:
    ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
    ♦ Vaxx-Realists


     

    This is confusing two issues. The issue of vaccination as a dodgy and unreliable health mechanism, and the pretext of how "Covid" is used to literally enslave populations worldwide. As bad as the former is, it's important to really keep focus on the latter.

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups.

     

    Honestly, judging from what one can see from dissident scientists and virologists on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet, this is an understatement. Maybe it's pointless to recite all the horror cases of the vaxxed young and seemingly healthy people dying from heart attacks, build-up of bile in the lungs, and etc. ...

    Vaccination is not some sort of sacred miracle of medicine, but just a mechanism that can be as dodgy as any other injection into the body, so most non-Covid vaccines are probably fine. Still counting my lucky stars I didn't go for a "booster" like the vast majority of obedient losers.


    Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone’s expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)

    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

     

    Agree.

    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO’s are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.
     

    There is some merit that "Covid" was deliberately planned from the Jackson Hole meeting in 2019 partly with the purpose of blocking a 2nd term of Trump as president.

    Still, to make more sense of all this, I recommend the book below:

    States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Population in Check - by Kees van der Pijl.

    Besides some tangents about Trump and Israel-Palestine (the author's Twitter account is also disproportionately occupied with the latter issue), the book explains the core issue of how "Covid" is a political issue, not a health issue. The coolest thing about the book though is the fact that it cites multiple Unz Review articles as a source, particularly those of Ron Unz and Max Parry. What's sad though is the author's naive and misplaced optimism at the end of the book that effective resistance is actually possible, since no politician or other elite personality is willing to go up against this due to organizational issues, but also the inherent nature of power. The Canadian truckers (anyone still remember or care about them???) and their outcome is a case in point of this ...

    Replies: @A123, @Emil Nikola Richard, @Jmaie

    https://www.un.org/en/dayof8billion

    The secret consensus of the rulers is: if this ain’t an emergency I have no idea what you call it.

    • Replies: @A123
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    https://www.un.org/en/dayof8billion
    The secret consensus of the rulers is: if this ain’t an emergency I have no idea what you call it.
     
    There is no emergency from 8 billion people as long as they:

    • Stay where they are born
    • Pay their own way

    Sadly, the European Empire does not see migration as an emergency. However, Meloni is making some additional, interesting opening steps. (1)

    After 100,000 migrants arrive in 2022, Italy set to take action against NGO migrant ferry boats.

    ...

    One of the big changes the new right-wing government in Rome plans to introduce is that migrants taken on board an NGO boat in an alleged search-and-rescue operation will be required to declare if they intend to file an asylum request once in Europe. If this is the case, the country under whose flag a given ship is sailing will be required to take in the asylum seekers and process their requests.

    The new policy change may give governments in Germany, France and other nations second thoughts about funding migrant boats operating on the Mediterranean if they are the ones forced to take these migrants in.

    A second major change is that after a search-and-rescue operation, an NGO ship will have to immediately ask for a safe port to disembark the rescued migrants and will have to sail towards their designated port, without waiting for days for further opportunities to “rescue” migrants.
     
    The next step will likely be migrant routing based on vessel funding, in addition to the official flag.

    Holding asylum claimants in detention (or better yet, "Stay in Africa" accommodations), rapid processing, and near 100% deportation of fails, would largely eliminate Italy as a destination for fraud.
    ______

    A massive build out of nuclear power, such as LFTR, could generate fresh water via desalination and ramp up fertilizer production. Sub Saharan Africa would have to successfully industrialize.

    There is no need for 8 billion people. However, the planet is not near a boundary condition for supporting those excessive numbers.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇
    __________________________

    (1) https://rmx.news/italy/after-100000-migrants-arrive-in-2022-italy-set-to-take-action-against-ngo-migrant-ferry-boats/
  96. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Resist Covid Slavery

    https://www.un.org/en/dayof8billion

    The secret consensus of the rulers is: if this ain't an emergency I have no idea what you call it.

    Replies: @A123

    https://www.un.org/en/dayof8billion
    The secret consensus of the rulers is: if this ain’t an emergency I have no idea what you call it.

    There is no emergency from 8 billion people as long as they:

    • Stay where they are born
    • Pay their own way

    Sadly, the European Empire does not see migration as an emergency. However, Meloni is making some additional, interesting opening steps. (1)

    After 100,000 migrants arrive in 2022, Italy set to take action against NGO migrant ferry boats.

    One of the big changes the new right-wing government in Rome plans to introduce is that migrants taken on board an NGO boat in an alleged search-and-rescue operation will be required to declare if they intend to file an asylum request once in Europe. If this is the case, the country under whose flag a given ship is sailing will be required to take in the asylum seekers and process their requests.

    The new policy change may give governments in Germany, France and other nations second thoughts about funding migrant boats operating on the Mediterranean if they are the ones forced to take these migrants in.

    A second major change is that after a search-and-rescue operation, an NGO ship will have to immediately ask for a safe port to disembark the rescued migrants and will have to sail towards their designated port, without waiting for days for further opportunities to “rescue” migrants.

    The next step will likely be migrant routing based on vessel funding, in addition to the official flag.

    Holding asylum claimants in detention (or better yet, “Stay in Africa” accommodations), rapid processing, and near 100% deportation of fails, would largely eliminate Italy as a destination for fraud.
    ______

    A massive build out of nuclear power, such as LFTR, could generate fresh water via desalination and ramp up fertilizer production. Sub Saharan Africa would have to successfully industrialize.

    There is no need for 8 billion people. However, the planet is not near a boundary condition for supporting those excessive numbers.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇
    __________________________

    (1) https://rmx.news/italy/after-100000-migrants-arrive-in-2022-italy-set-to-take-action-against-ngo-migrant-ferry-boats/

  97. There is vast Leftoid hysteria over Netanyahu’s Center-Right coalition: (1)

    Mainstream Media Has Hissy Fit Over Israel’s “Most Right-Wing” Government

    Hearing the news of Netanyahu’s return, the mainstream media had a big hissy fit over his choice of right-wing coalitions partners. In an attempt to discredit the incoming Netanyahu-led coalition, it has repeatedly been described in the media as the “most right-wing government in country’s history” comprising of “Jewish ultranationalist and religious parties.”

    “Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition will likely test ties with the United States and Europe, amid fears that it will undermine the country’s democracy and stability,” The New York Times hoped.

    Media highlighted the opposition-led leftwing “resistance” to Israel’s new democratically elected government.

    “Far-right Israeli government sworn in amid surge of resistance,” The Washington Post reported. Netanyahu was “launching a divisive chapter of national politics that pits newly influential ultrareligious, ultranationalist leaders against an opposition that warns democracy is in peril,” the newspaper lamented.

    Germany’s state-run TV Tagesschau covered the developments in the Jewish State with the headline: “The New Government That Also Causes Fear.”

    “The Israeli parliament has confirmed the new, ultra-right government of long-time Prime Minister Netanyahu. The opposition is greatly worried,” the German state news outlet sobbed.

    The globalist media fears that the news government in Jerusalem could defend and strengthen the rights of Jews living in Judea and Samaria, or West Bank.

    If the Fake Stream Media fears something, high odds it is helpful to traditional Judeo-Christian values.
    ___

    Saudi Arabia now accepts that futile violence is not the answer. (2)

    The Saudi Peace Plan: The Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine

    Saudi Arabian proposal to unify Jordan, Gaza and part of Judea and Samaria (aka ‘West Bank’) into one territorial entity to be named “The Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine”

    The detailed Saudi proposal was set out in an article published on 8 June written by Ali Shihabi – a confidante of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman – designated to be Saudi Arabia’s next King.

    The Saudi plan directly challenges UN, EU, Jordan and US positions argued for decades that the only solution to ending the conflict between Arabs and Jews is the creation for the first time in history of a 23rd Arab State between Israel and Jordan.

    The new Saudi plan is excessively hopeful, but much more constructive than the past 70+ years of failure. By setting the Muslim capital as Amman, there is no longer any need to steal part of Jewish Palestine’s capital Jerusalem. That is a giant step forward.

    Who wants to raise children next to a potentially dangerous security barrier. Iranian Hamas destroyed the fresh water aquifer supplying Gaza. A huge chunk of that population would emigrate if there was a place to go. Moving away from the Israeli border, deep into Muslim Jordan, would match resource availability and provide less risk of being caught up in a terrorist cross fire.
    ___

    To bad this fair (and more than equitable) border was not drawn after WW II. A huge amount of unnecessary suffering could have been avoided.

     

     

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/12/netanyahu-returns-as-prime-minister-while-media-throws-hissy-fit-over-israels-most-right-wing-government/

    (2) https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/356187

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @A123

    I have been reading Haaretz purely for the schadenfreude. The leftard tears there are simply delicious.

    If there's any good to come from the Israeli right, it's showing the world how to deal with intransigent islamic dogs. Leftards can choke on it.

    Replies: @A123

  98. @216
    Unofficial RF propaganda once again returns to zombie sovietism.

    https://twitter.com/LogKa11/status/1608628394375380992

    Denial of genetic influence on IQ, is once again an explicit denial of the West's inherent rights of self-determination.

    Replies: @Thulean Friend, @Matra

    It’s disappointing, though not that surprising, how quickly they’ve gone back to “zombie sovietism” as you put it. For a while it looked like the Russians were moving beyond that but like in so many Western countries the boomer mentality still prevails. Putin had a chance but instead of inspiring Russian society he appears to have de-politicised it so now they’re falling back on what they know. Maybe that old lady waving the Soviet flag triggered the reversion to old narratives. That seemed to excite even some of the nationalist anti-communist Russians I follow on Twitter.

    The other day the supposedly very influential Solovyev called Girkin/Strelkov “anti-semite scum”. Maybe he will need to be de-Nazified too.

  99. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    To scream “go back to Russia” is both ugly and pointless. They are not going anywhere, they live there, maybe the border was drawn in the wrong place.
     
    If I change my sentence to "Russian military go back to Russia" will that be better?

    The boundaries were drawn fairly well, the problem was Moscow's encouraging hand in getting Russian (and various other ethnicities) settlers to displace autochthonous Ukrainian ones. Donbas was to become the model province within the Soviet Union, where perfect communism was to flourish and its ideas exported to the outside world. Looks like they duped you!

    Replies: @Beckow

    …If I change my sentence to “Russian military go back to Russia” will that be better?

    Superficially, yes better. But we all know that if Russian military departs, Kiev will massacre and expel any Russians who stay. The West would ignore it and giggle ala our resident “Anglo-Saxon Goths in Crimea!!!” enthusiast, Philip Owen.

    Donbas was to become the model province within the Soviet Union

    Kind of like most of the West – US, Canada, UK, EU – is to become a model globalist province with ethnics of all kinds living together in harmony. It is exactly the same idea, why are you so angry about Soviets and indifferent (or worse) about Phoenix becoming like Guatemala and Malmo like Eritrea? It is a glaring inconsistency in your views. Who is being duped here?

    Once Russians live there – for 3 or more generations – it is crazy to go back and say that “they must leave or submit to Ukie power”. If you don’t see that I can’t help you – but crazy ideas like: go back to where your great-grandparents came from, backfire. Kiev will rue the day they started the madness in 2014.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    It is exactly the same idea, why are you so angry about Soviets and indifferent (or worse) about Phoenix becoming like Guatemala and Malmo like Eritrea?...Once Russians live there – for 3 or more generations – it is crazy to go back and say that “they must leave or submit to Ukie power”
     
    Phoenix is far from becoming Guatemalan, or even Mexican, for that matter. Many Latinos are Okay with becoming homogenized with their white neighbors, and don't even clamor for Spanish language rights. Everybody here loves Mexican cuisine, and a lot of people like me really enjoy latin inspired music. Afro-Cuban jazz is the best (the bomb)!

    The Soviet period of Donbas history was just one big experiment in totalitarianism and russification. If you like that sort of thing, go for it (most people don't). I've always been for Russian ethnics to have access to Russian language and culture courses, where they live in compact areas, as long as they're also taught a good modicum of Ukrainian too.

    Replies: @Beckow

  100. @Gerard1234
    HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY to the USSR - the greatest nation of the 20th century

    A privilege and honour to be born into that great vision, success and inspiration of a country - I owe you nearly everything - and so does all the rest of the world which would be infinitely weaker without your existence!!!! Great work

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY to the USSR – the greatest nation of the 20th century

    A lot of good and bad things can be said about the USSR. I would like to point out just one huge error of Soviet leadership, the one that lasted for decades despite numerous changes at the top. Therefore, it cannot be dismissed as a short-term fluke.

    In Soviet times Russia wasted huge resources, financial, industrial, and human, on the development of “brotherly” Soviet republics and “brotherly” socialist countries. As we clearly see now, not a single one of them was worth a penny spent on it. Yes, the RF has parasites now, thieving oligarchs, but its development in the last 20 years shows that they don’t suck as much lifeblood out of it as those “brotherly” parasites. Getting rid of all that lice was a good thing for Russia.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @AnonfromTN

    In Benoist's book on Junger he quotes the great man as saying at first glance the Soviet Union and the United States are examples of the exact same thing (technology conquering little human beings.)

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  101. @AP
    @Beckow


    Between 2014-21 around 500 children were killed by the Kiev army in Donbas
     
    You always lie, Beckow.

    According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152:

    https://ukraine.un.org/sites/default/files/2022-02/Conflict-related%20civilian%20casualties%20as%20of%2031%20December%202021%20%28rev%2027%20January%202022%29%20corr%20EN_0.pdf

    Page 3:

    "During the entire conflict period, from 14 April 2014 to 31 December 2021, OHCHR recorded a total of 3,106 conflict-related civilian deaths (1,852 men, 1,072 women, 102 boys, 50 girls, and 30 adults whose sex is unknown)."

    And none in Kharkiv. Why?

    Because Russia didn't go across the international border and pour fighters and weapons into Kharkiv to create a war there. Fortunately Kiev, in a similar position to Assad or Putin, was far more humane.

    Most at the beginning but what difference does that really make
     
    Well, one of the excuses for the invasion of Ukraine was to stop those killings. But they had essentially stopped several years prior to the invasion. In 2021, 7 people were killed in active hostilities, not a single one was a child (UN report, see link above).

    But Russia has killed plenty of children since starting this invasion.

    https://thehill.com/policy/international/3791409-nearly-7000-civilians-have-now-been-killed-in-ukraine-war-un/

    391 children have been killed since Russia invaded.

    Mostly Russian-speaking children in eastern Ukraine.

    Your justification, other than to pretend that it didn’t happen or was ‘ancient history by 2022, is that they[Donbas people] brought it on themselves by wanting autonomy, language rights and friendship with Russia.
     
    Russia brought it upon them by starting a civil war, whose first commanders were Russians from Russia such as Girkin.

    By that logic we could say that the Ukie suffering today is caused by their stubborn resistance
     
    The liar Beckow pretends that there is no difference between laws within a country and the right of foreign countries to do what they want.

    Until you address the situation in a symmetric and objective manner we will get nowhere.
     
    And you fail to do so. The most symmetric comparison to the Donbas rebellion would be Chechnya. Putin subdued Chechnya by killing 10,000s of Chechen civilians and Russia wasn't invaded by anybody in response. The most symmetric comparison to the Russian annexation of Crimea and Donbas would be the German annexation of Sudetenland and Danzig. The most symmetric comparison of the invasion of Ukraine proper would be the German invasion of Poland and the Soviet invasion of Finland. You support all of those? Poland, after all, refused all requests by Germany to join Germany in an alliance and instead stayed with Germany's enemies France and Britain.

    Replies: @Beckow

    …According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152

    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don’t believe “UN” or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow. The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of “being Russian” and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc…

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940. To project the murderous quality of Nazis, Poles, Bandera, etc… into this era is simply false. The only side that is starting to show signs of Nazi-fascist madness (“Ukies uber alles!!!) is the current government in Kiev – and they are doing it because they are losing the war, out of desperation.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to “attack Russia together”. They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich). Too bad for the Poles that they were next since they are Slavs and live in an area that Germany had to have and settle. The sad Polish one-sided friendship with England-France has never helped Poland – I documented it many times, Poland was abandoned in 1939 by the West and under no circumstances were any English-Americans going to invade and liberate Poland. Russia had to do it. That is reality that you – and most Poles – simply can’t accept so you lie and lie – using your term. They will again pay a heavy prize for this idiocy.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    They will again pay a heavy prize for this idiocy.
     
    Will serve them right. Again.
    , @AP
    @Beckow


    "According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152"

    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don’t believe “UN” or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow.
     
    Liar was caught as usual so now the excuse is that no number is real so there are no lies.

    The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of “being Russian”
     
    You managed two lies in one phrase.

    Dead in Donbas war were casualties of a war that was created by Russia, not Ukraine. They were not murdered, and didn't die for "being Russian" (no Russians in Kharkiv or Kiev were killed, only the ones where there was a rebellion armed by and led by Russians).

    and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc…
     
    They had elementary schools but not secondary schools. Why? Based on the democratic election results. The Ukrainian people rejected biligualism for the country. If the Ukrainians wanted full biligualism they would have voted for parties that supported that. Instead, Ukrainian voters chose a softer version of the French or American model.

    Now Russia is even more unpopular so we can expect the Russian-language elementary schools to be gone also. A natural consequence of the war.

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940.
     
    That was the last time someone in Europe behaved as Putin is behaving.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to “attack Russia together”.
     
    Another lie. However Poland rebuffed Germany's offer of an alliance against the Soviets. This cost Poland dearly, but saved Russia which has never shown gratitude.

    Your country is the one that chose to join Germany rather fight against it, and even paid with its own money to send its Jews to German death camps, after all. If Poland were like Slovakia the USSR would have lost. Millions of Poles died because Poland refused an alliance with Germany against the Soviets, but thanks to Poland's sense of honor (something you are incapable of understanding, only mocking) the USSR lived.

    They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich).
     
    This old lie of yours had already been debunked by reiner tor or German Reader (?) awhile ago. Czechoslovakia was betrayed by its Western allies and agreed to give up territory to Germany.

    You have in the past lied about there being a Polish-German alliance against Czechoslovakia. There wasn't. Czechoslovakia was already getting dismembered through no fault of Poland, and so the Polish state through an agreement with the Czechoslovak government bloodlessly took in territory with a Polish population (the same area had been violently seized by Czechoslovakia 20 years earlier - in that action the Czechs actually had killed some Poles). I guess you would prefer it if Germany took those lands instead?

    BTW your prediction on February 25:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-176/#comment-5196873

    "Kharkov is burning. Looks like it will be over in 10 days."

    February 23:

    "To desert is very hard, until the actual fighting starts. Then you have chaos. How many of the tens of thousands would run away or foist a white flag (or even the Russian flag) when faced with annihilation? How many officers would choose to save themselves? If Russia declares a no-flight zone over Ukraine (they could), block access to the Black See (they could), that would leave only land borders…how many officers sitting on the front would make it? These people aren’t stupid. You want them to die to make a point, but enough of them may disagree."

    "Have you considered the mental state of most Ukie soldiers? They are sitting exposed on the border and infinitely stronger enemy has moved towards them. If Russia unleashes their weapons they can annihilate 50% or more of the Ukrainian troops in 24 hours. Any Ukie shooting would destroy a few buildings, if lucky a few dozen soldiers-civilians.

    The officers have been warned that they will be held accountable afterwards for ‘war crimes’ – the guys on both sides know each other and talk. The Western minders are gone, and even the die-hard Galicians are probably heading home to pack, just in case."

    :::::::::::

    You revealed very clearly what you would do if someone invaded your country.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Mikhail, @Beckow

  102. @Philip Owen
    @AnonfromTN

    Luhansk - Founded by a Scottish Engineer, Charles Gascoigne to make cannon. Ore was poor quality.
    Donetsk - Hughes was Welsh as were many of the coal owners.
    Sevastopol - Founded by Rear Admiral Thomas MacKenzie, a Scot.

    The original geological survey of the Donbass was made by an English geologist.
    I have mentioned the medieval Anglo Saxon (Goth) settlement of Ukraine before.
    Catherine forced the Goths and Greeks out of Crimea to settle her new empty lands.

    Hughes imported many Russian settlers from Kursk and Jews.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    Luhansk – Founded by a Scottish Engineer, Charles Gascoigne to make cannon. Ore was poor quality.
    Donetsk – Hughes was Welsh as were many of the coal owners.
    Sevastopol – Founded by Rear Admiral Thomas MacKenzie, a Scot.

    Even if we naïvely assume that all of this is correct, the question remains: were all those Scots and Welsh Ukrainians?

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN


    ...were all those Scots and Welsh Ukrainians?
     
    No, absolutely not! There is a Western enforced pecking order, Scot stays a Scot, as does an Englishman. A Ukie in Britain is expected to become a Brit, a Russian in Ukie-land a Ukrainian. But their betters are never seen the same way (Welsh are better? that's actually kind of funny).

    They have it all mapped out. It is an inbred form of stupidity - they are not capable of seeing others the same way. It is pointless to try to explain it to them - they will just repeat the same pecking order that they have internalized: Ukies are temporarily elevated, but in the long run they will go back to their assigned level.

    Replies: @Wokechoke

    , @Philip Owen
    @AnonfromTN

    No. Neither for the most part were the skilled workmen. There were 4 000 Welsh, including families, in Hughesovka in 1917. By then the Ukrainians were skilled. Kruschaev, half Ukrainian, is an imperfect example. According to Welsh researchers, the Russians mostly went down the mines so mining villages are still said to have high concentrations of Russians. They often supported the Whites. The Ukrainians, Greeks, Germans went mostly to the steel mills and factories and the Jews to commercial businesses in the cities. They often supported the Reds.

  103. @Beckow
    @AP


    ...According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152
     
    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don't believe "UN" or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow. The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of "being Russian" and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc...

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940. To project the murderous quality of Nazis, Poles, Bandera, etc... into this era is simply false. The only side that is starting to show signs of Nazi-fascist madness ("Ukies uber alles!!!) is the current government in Kiev - and they are doing it because they are losing the war, out of desperation.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to "attack Russia together". They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich). Too bad for the Poles that they were next since they are Slavs and live in an area that Germany had to have and settle. The sad Polish one-sided friendship with England-France has never helped Poland - I documented it many times, Poland was abandoned in 1939 by the West and under no circumstances were any English-Americans going to invade and liberate Poland. Russia had to do it. That is reality that you - and most Poles - simply can't accept so you lie and lie - using your term. They will again pay a heavy prize for this idiocy.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @AP

    They will again pay a heavy prize for this idiocy.

    Will serve them right. Again.

  104. @AnonfromTN
    @Gerard1234


    HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY to the USSR – the greatest nation of the 20th century
     
    A lot of good and bad things can be said about the USSR. I would like to point out just one huge error of Soviet leadership, the one that lasted for decades despite numerous changes at the top. Therefore, it cannot be dismissed as a short-term fluke.

    In Soviet times Russia wasted huge resources, financial, industrial, and human, on the development of “brotherly” Soviet republics and “brotherly” socialist countries. As we clearly see now, not a single one of them was worth a penny spent on it. Yes, the RF has parasites now, thieving oligarchs, but its development in the last 20 years shows that they don’t suck as much lifeblood out of it as those “brotherly” parasites. Getting rid of all that lice was a good thing for Russia.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    In Benoist’s book on Junger he quotes the great man as saying at first glance the Soviet Union and the United States are examples of the exact same thing (technology conquering little human beings.)

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    at first glance the Soviet Union and the United States are examples of the exact same thing (technology conquering little human beings.)
     
    Based on my experience of living ~30 years in each of these countries, I’d say that there are more differences than similarities.

    Anyway, the similarities I see. One, both are large countries, so that 10-hour drive does not even get you halfway across, whereas in many places (say, in Europe) it would get you across multiple borders. I believe this affects people’s worldview: the attitudes of residents of micro-states tend to be a lot more parochial. Two, both are multi-national, so that only a small fraction of the population in infected by primeval tribal nationalism. I view both of these as positive, beneficial for the development. The next two similarities are negative: a) every individual feels like a small insignificant (and therefore disposable) cog in a vast mechanism; b) some individuals (elites) get a lot more than they deserve.

    The differences stem from the main one: the attitude.

    In the USSR it was forced equality. Many things were free and thus available to everyone, particularly health care and education. Many other things were fairly cheap: housing (you did not own your apartment, but you used to spend only a small fraction of your income on it, including rent, water, heating in winter, and electricity), daycare for preschoolers, most foods, travel, books, public transportation, cinema and theaters, etc. Downside was that an intelligent, skilled, and hard-working person did not get much more than a lazy, dumb, and ignorant bum.

    In the US it is the opposite, forced inequality. Most basic things, like housing, education, and healthcare, are ridiculously expensive, and therefore the accessibility and quality of what you get is determined by what you can afford. Fat cats own the government at all levels and are essentially encouraged to fleece the sheeple with impunity. What’s more, when fat cats make wrong bets, they are bailed out by the government with public money. When an ordinary person makes wrong bets, s/he is told that s/he has only her/himself to blame.

    Replies: @Miro23, @sudden death

  105. @AnonfromTN
    @Philip Owen


    Luhansk – Founded by a Scottish Engineer, Charles Gascoigne to make cannon. Ore was poor quality.
    Donetsk – Hughes was Welsh as were many of the coal owners.
    Sevastopol – Founded by Rear Admiral Thomas MacKenzie, a Scot.
     
    Even if we naïvely assume that all of this is correct, the question remains: were all those Scots and Welsh Ukrainians?

    Replies: @Beckow, @Philip Owen

    …were all those Scots and Welsh Ukrainians?

    No, absolutely not! There is a Western enforced pecking order, Scot stays a Scot, as does an Englishman. A Ukie in Britain is expected to become a Brit, a Russian in Ukie-land a Ukrainian. But their betters are never seen the same way (Welsh are better? that’s actually kind of funny).

    They have it all mapped out. It is an inbred form of stupidity – they are not capable of seeing others the same way. It is pointless to try to explain it to them – they will just repeat the same pecking order that they have internalized: Ukies are temporarily elevated, but in the long run they will go back to their assigned level.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    @Beckow

    Owen has some kind of Sheep-shagging chip on his shoulder.

  106. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    ...If I change my sentence to “Russian military go back to Russia” will that be better?
     
    Superficially, yes better. But we all know that if Russian military departs, Kiev will massacre and expel any Russians who stay. The West would ignore it and giggle ala our resident "Anglo-Saxon Goths in Crimea!!!" enthusiast, Philip Owen.

    Donbas was to become the model province within the Soviet Union
     
    Kind of like most of the West - US, Canada, UK, EU - is to become a model globalist province with ethnics of all kinds living together in harmony. It is exactly the same idea, why are you so angry about Soviets and indifferent (or worse) about Phoenix becoming like Guatemala and Malmo like Eritrea? It is a glaring inconsistency in your views. Who is being duped here?

    Once Russians live there - for 3 or more generations - it is crazy to go back and say that "they must leave or submit to Ukie power". If you don't see that I can't help you - but crazy ideas like: go back to where your great-grandparents came from, backfire. Kiev will rue the day they started the madness in 2014.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    It is exactly the same idea, why are you so angry about Soviets and indifferent (or worse) about Phoenix becoming like Guatemala and Malmo like Eritrea?…Once Russians live there – for 3 or more generations – it is crazy to go back and say that “they must leave or submit to Ukie power”

    Phoenix is far from becoming Guatemalan, or even Mexican, for that matter. Many Latinos are Okay with becoming homogenized with their white neighbors, and don’t even clamor for Spanish language rights. Everybody here loves Mexican cuisine, and a lot of people like me really enjoy latin inspired music. Afro-Cuban jazz is the best (the bomb)!

    The Soviet period of Donbas history was just one big experiment in totalitarianism and russification. If you like that sort of thing, go for it (most people don’t). I’ve always been for Russian ethnics to have access to Russian language and culture courses, where they live in compact areas, as long as they’re also taught a good modicum of Ukrainian too.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    ...I’ve always been for Russian ethnics to have access to Russian language
     
    Well, that's very generous of you :)...too bad you don't set the official policy in Kiev - or in Brussels or Washington that are ok with anything Kiev does. We have to go with the official policy and not with what people who have no influence would do.

    Phoenix is far from becoming Guatemalan...or Mexican
     
    Is it really? The numbers suggest at most 1-2 generations. It is ok if you like tacos and cholitas dancing for you, but the language and culture will gradually change. You can hide behind "but totalitarian" verbiage all you want, the multi-cultural process is almost identical under in globalist West as it was under the Soviets. Even the arguments are almost identical.
  107. @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN


    ...were all those Scots and Welsh Ukrainians?
     
    No, absolutely not! There is a Western enforced pecking order, Scot stays a Scot, as does an Englishman. A Ukie in Britain is expected to become a Brit, a Russian in Ukie-land a Ukrainian. But their betters are never seen the same way (Welsh are better? that's actually kind of funny).

    They have it all mapped out. It is an inbred form of stupidity - they are not capable of seeing others the same way. It is pointless to try to explain it to them - they will just repeat the same pecking order that they have internalized: Ukies are temporarily elevated, but in the long run they will go back to their assigned level.

    Replies: @Wokechoke

    Owen has some kind of Sheep-shagging chip on his shoulder.

  108. @Mikel
    @Sean


    My bet is Putin will give Surovikin all he asks for and eventually demand he strike a war ending body blow to Ukraine.
     
    Based on what we've seen so far, I don't think Russia has the military or state capacity to inflict such as blow if the West continues to support Ukraine as it has until now. But over the months I have come around to your view that the US has the capacity to micromanage this war to an astounding level. I remember I objected to this idea the first time you formulated it on this blog. It didn't seem possible to me that the US could dictate the outcome of a distant war where another superpower was involved just across its border but the facts speak for themselves.

    Just the limited and conditional supply of HIMARS allowed Ukraine to isolate the Russian grouping on the right bank and also played an important role in Ukraine's ability to counterattack on different fronts.

    For some reason the Russians seem unable to do with the 17 bridges that cross the river Dnieper what the Ukrainians did to the Antonovsky bridge with their HIMARS. Forcing the Ukrainians to transfer all their troops and constant stream of western weapons to the fronts through pontoons and barges, like the Russians had to do in Kherson, would give them a great advantage. Apart from lacking the air supremacy necessary to bomb those bridges from the air, is there any other reason why the Russians are unable to take those bridges out?

    Replies: @Sean, @Wokechoke

    You tend to blow up a bridge after you intend not to use it. That’s ordinary military doctrine.

    • LOL: Mikel
  109. @Sean
    @Wokechoke

    Surovikin took over while Russia was still over extended in Kherson and getting blown up by HIMARS. He pulled back, consolidated and the prime HIMARS target of ammunition dumps are now 70 miles to the rear making them out of HIMARS's range

    I don't think Surovikin is looking forward to actually attacking because he is rather slow to get started. It could be argued he is waiting to the right weather conditions while training his resrvists into a combat ready force, yet that is a double edged sword because he is giving Ukraine time to dig in and, call up more men ECT. Supposing he made a hundred miles or more advance, that that would entail bringing his logistics hubs into HIMARS range. Although the Russians have learned to cope somewhat with HIMARS, America has held back the most effective weapon (ATACMS), and real time targeting enabled by the all seeing constant US surveillance, but would surely release it to Ukraine for such an eventuality as a Surovikin blitz driving hundreds of miles West.

    The huge Russian reinvasion force being built up very far behind the front line is a very real and growing threat, but I think it is most effective as such where it is, while Ukraine is being slowly attrited in Bakhmut and finding West bank Kherson is a dead end. In my opinion the preference of Surovikin is to fight a defensive battle close to home in prepared positions. In Bakhmut the incremental progress of the Russian army is being made by heavy fires of artillery easilly supplied and the KIA are convicts no one will miss.

    Throwing the VDV professional soldier core of the army and the recently mobilised reservists, who are husbands and fathers in a great many cases, into a long fighting advance across the Ukrainian flatlands with a vulnerable supply 'tail' in its wake would be provoking a reaction from America and consequent new effectiveness of Ukrainian missile attacks on command and control and logistics hubs, risking the spearheads being cut off and suffering heavier losses than have been suffered so far.

    Replies: @Wokechoke

    I don’t know exactly what Gen Armageddon has in mind. My preference would be a broad strike heading north between the dog leg on the Dneiper north of Melitopol all the way to Donetsk. Not West but North.

    Surround Zaporizhzhia Sich and drop the bridges leading into the city and drive out all the folks living there.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    @Wokechoke

    Seem to be making steady progress along the Donbass, impressive counter battery fire being done, I think they will continue on like this for a bit now. NATO has put a lot in to Bakhmut to no avail.

    Interesting suggestion was a move along the east bank of the Dnieper bypassing Kiev and Chernigov and seizing the crossings of the Dnieper in Cherkassy. Strangles supply lines whilst giving the option to strike south towards Odessa.

  110. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @AnonfromTN

    In Benoist's book on Junger he quotes the great man as saying at first glance the Soviet Union and the United States are examples of the exact same thing (technology conquering little human beings.)

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    at first glance the Soviet Union and the United States are examples of the exact same thing (technology conquering little human beings.)

    Based on my experience of living ~30 years in each of these countries, I’d say that there are more differences than similarities.

    Anyway, the similarities I see. One, both are large countries, so that 10-hour drive does not even get you halfway across, whereas in many places (say, in Europe) it would get you across multiple borders. I believe this affects people’s worldview: the attitudes of residents of micro-states tend to be a lot more parochial. Two, both are multi-national, so that only a small fraction of the population in infected by primeval tribal nationalism. I view both of these as positive, beneficial for the development. The next two similarities are negative: a) every individual feels like a small insignificant (and therefore disposable) cog in a vast mechanism; b) some individuals (elites) get a lot more than they deserve.

    The differences stem from the main one: the attitude.

    In the USSR it was forced equality. Many things were free and thus available to everyone, particularly health care and education. Many other things were fairly cheap: housing (you did not own your apartment, but you used to spend only a small fraction of your income on it, including rent, water, heating in winter, and electricity), daycare for preschoolers, most foods, travel, books, public transportation, cinema and theaters, etc. Downside was that an intelligent, skilled, and hard-working person did not get much more than a lazy, dumb, and ignorant bum.

    In the US it is the opposite, forced inequality. Most basic things, like housing, education, and healthcare, are ridiculously expensive, and therefore the accessibility and quality of what you get is determined by what you can afford. Fat cats own the government at all levels and are essentially encouraged to fleece the sheeple with impunity. What’s more, when fat cats make wrong bets, they are bailed out by the government with public money. When an ordinary person makes wrong bets, s/he is told that s/he has only her/himself to blame.

    • Thanks: Miro23
    • Replies: @Miro23
    @AnonfromTN

    Forced equality vs. forced inequality. Both are dysfunctional but Russia seems to be correcting the error while the US is going in deeper.

    Both produce social failure but the Russian version now mostly looks like residual nostalgia for the Soviet Union with some (dominant ) practical commercial/nationalist aspects, while the US version looks like a full blown Jewish dictatorship.

    The geo-political risk has to be 100% from the US Zio-Glob imperialists.

    , @sudden death
    @AnonfromTN


    travel, books, public transportation, cinema and theaters
     
    no travel abroad available for 99,5% of population, so only intra-USSR travels, but yeah relatively cheap;
    public transportation was relatively cheap, but also almost mandatory, but not a conscious choice as private personal cars were unaffordable luxury for roughly about 90% of population, for the rest it was affordable, but still luxury;
    books, cinema and theaters all relatively cheap, but overall everything was with limited selection and pre-censored choices.
  111. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    It is exactly the same idea, why are you so angry about Soviets and indifferent (or worse) about Phoenix becoming like Guatemala and Malmo like Eritrea?...Once Russians live there – for 3 or more generations – it is crazy to go back and say that “they must leave or submit to Ukie power”
     
    Phoenix is far from becoming Guatemalan, or even Mexican, for that matter. Many Latinos are Okay with becoming homogenized with their white neighbors, and don't even clamor for Spanish language rights. Everybody here loves Mexican cuisine, and a lot of people like me really enjoy latin inspired music. Afro-Cuban jazz is the best (the bomb)!

    The Soviet period of Donbas history was just one big experiment in totalitarianism and russification. If you like that sort of thing, go for it (most people don't). I've always been for Russian ethnics to have access to Russian language and culture courses, where they live in compact areas, as long as they're also taught a good modicum of Ukrainian too.

    Replies: @Beckow

    …I’ve always been for Russian ethnics to have access to Russian language

    Well, that’s very generous of you :)…too bad you don’t set the official policy in Kiev – or in Brussels or Washington that are ok with anything Kiev does. We have to go with the official policy and not with what people who have no influence would do.

    Phoenix is far from becoming Guatemalan…or Mexican

    Is it really? The numbers suggest at most 1-2 generations. It is ok if you like tacos and cholitas dancing for you, but the language and culture will gradually change. You can hide behind “but totalitarian” verbiage all you want, the multi-cultural process is almost identical under in globalist West as it was under the Soviets. Even the arguments are almost identical.

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
  112. The numbers suggest at most 1-2 generations. It is ok if you like tacos and cholitas dancing for you, but the language and culture will gradually change.

    You’re really clueless about the cultural patterns that are influencing societal norms within Phoenix. It appears that you didn’t really absorb much information during your 1 week drunken stupor visiting all of the local strip clubs. Sure the population of Hispanics is growing all of the time, but most of the Hispanics consider themselves to be of the white race, and therefore feel no real barriers to integrating into white society. I occasionally hang out with some local Hispanics. They’re very articulate people (who mostly communicate amongst themselves in English) who are money managers, orthopedic surgeons, accountants and business managers. Fun people to party with and be around. So tell me who do you hang out with outside of the local Slovak bumpkins? 🙂

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    I know what I saw and it was not 'white Hispanics', mostly it was the Indios-mestizos, very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads. I am sure there are the ones you are promoting, but they are not the bulk of the Hispanics in the US Southwest. If you prefer to live in a dreamy world of tango and fajitas with the occasional Latin surgeon, well, enjoy it. In 1-2 generations, those regions will be barely distinguishable from Guatemala - there is also a small whitish upper class there.

    My point was different: you complain about Russians 'moving' 100 years ago to what you consider Ukrainian lands - and wanting to keep their own Russian identity. But you are surrounded in the US Southwest with recent massive Hispanic arrivals - and you celebrate it. You are inconsistent. What is it? lack of clear thinking, or you hate anything "Russian" so much that consistency be damned?

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @QCIC, @Mr. Hack

  113. @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Mikel


    Try your closest prepper and ammo stores.

     

    Prepping is a decent suggestion, but individual violence is useless. Only collective and organized or elite/faction-led violence makes any sense.

    But I think you’d be happier on the Kevin Barrett or Unz threads.

     

    Took a look at Barrett's threads and ... sigh ... the latest one is about the Jews, Holocaust, and Kanye West ...

    As for Ron Unz, his recent article on WW1 is actually interesting. I have a powerful addition to make of an interesting book that I've yet to give a read:

    Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI by Three-And-A-Half Years - Jim MacGregor and Gerry Docherty.

    Why do WW2 Historical Revisionism when you can do WW1 Historical Revisionism instead!

    Sadly, thanks for confirming that commenting on Unz Review is probably a waste of time. Also more generally hoping for any meaningful sort of change or improvement from the vast majority of "normies". This other book explains why that's the case.

    The Populist Delusion - Neema Parvini.

    Perhaps maybe it is better to die (dying is unironically better than surviving badly wounded or crippled in a war) in some obscure ditch, village, or field in Ukraine than just timidly be enslaved along with the great mass of sheeple through digital technology and biopolitics ...

    After all, they've even finally got to Andrew Tate (although he made a dumb move by exposing his personal pizza box details in his reply video, so a careless self-doxx basically). I'm still not sure what to think of him though, whether he's a martyr or just some women/sex trafficker, although his conversion to Islam stinks of something dodgy or strange going on (possibly just a grift since he apparently has lots of young male Muslim followers).

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Mikel, @Matra

    Sadly, thanks for confirming that commenting on Unz Review is probably a waste of time.

    The problem is that the West really is going through a phase of decadence that could turn it into something totally different from what it has been during the past centuries of unprecedented human progress and prosperity. Hardly a new phenomenon in the history of empires and civilizations but one that we should try to resist for our own good and that of our descendants.

    Focusing on the WEF, Quanon, Covid tyrannies, Jewish cabals and all the rest is actually the best way to do nothing about the really important matters in front of our noses that don’t require any kind of conspiracy theories to explain.

    It’s similar to the 2020 election fraud discussion. The real, uncontroversial election fraud happened in plain view through the extreme bias and censorship of the MSM and social media, aided by the DC Establishment. I personally didn’t need the Twitter Files to know that the intelligence agencies, particularly the FBI and probably some branches of Trump’s own administration, were in cahoots with the MSM and Silicon Valley to put an end to his presidency. The Russiagate comedy had already made that abundantly clear. But the Twitter Files dispel any doubt about this fraud, which is why the MSM is refusing to cover it. You cannot have fair elections when 90% of the information that reaches the public is distorted in favor of one of the candidates.

    In this situation, focusing on the “Kraken”, the Venezuelan involvement, they guy on the internet that shows how the results of this or that district are impossible (after all those claims have gone though the judiciary, the state legislatures, the Supreme Court and several recounts to see how much they mattered if true) is a sure way to let the US continue sliding into a corrupt, Mexican-style dedazo electoral system.

    • Agree: Miro23
    • Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Mikel


    The problem is that the West really is going through a phase of decadence that could turn it into something totally different from what it has been during the past centuries of unprecedented human progress and prosperity. Hardly a new phenomenon in the history of empires and civilizations but one that we should try to resist for our own good and that of our descendants.
     
    I'm inclined to agree with your diagnosis (let's not even go into the whole travesty you rightly highlight about what was done to Trump by the Mainstream Media), but you're not offering any solutions.

    Anyway, 2023 is already off with a horrid start as in Brazil they've apparently started issuing Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) where people can only keep 80% of the value of the cash and credit/savings in their bank accounts they convert into CBDCs ... Apparently there's many cases where the government delays this process for 2 or 3 years ...

    Perhaps the only thing that gives hope is that the script of the future is rarely ever 100% written in advance and that for everything, sooner or later, there is always a moment of truth. So far, from 2020 onwards many of the moments of truth in this decade have been unpleasant and painful ...

    Replies: @S

  114. @A123
    There is vast Leftoid hysteria over Netanyahu's Center-Right coalition: (1)

    Mainstream Media Has Hissy Fit Over Israel’s “Most Right-Wing” Government

    Hearing the news of Netanyahu’s return, the mainstream media had a big hissy fit over his choice of right-wing coalitions partners. In an attempt to discredit the incoming Netanyahu-led coalition, it has repeatedly been described in the media as the “most right-wing government in country’s history” comprising of “Jewish ultranationalist and religious parties.”

    “Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition will likely test ties with the United States and Europe, amid fears that it will undermine the country’s democracy and stability,” The New York Times hoped.

    Media highlighted the opposition-led leftwing “resistance” to Israel’s new democratically elected government.

    “Far-right Israeli government sworn in amid surge of resistance,” The Washington Post reported. Netanyahu was “launching a divisive chapter of national politics that pits newly influential ultrareligious, ultranationalist leaders against an opposition that warns democracy is in peril,” the newspaper lamented.

    Germany’s state-run TV Tagesschau covered the developments in the Jewish State with the headline: “The New Government That Also Causes Fear.”

    “The Israeli parliament has confirmed the new, ultra-right government of long-time Prime Minister Netanyahu. The opposition is greatly worried,” the German state news outlet sobbed.

    The globalist media fears that the news government in Jerusalem could defend and strengthen the rights of Jews living in Judea and Samaria, or West Bank.
     
    If the Fake Stream Media fears something, high odds it is helpful to traditional Judeo-Christian values.
    ___

    Saudi Arabia now accepts that futile violence is not the answer. (2)

    The Saudi Peace Plan: The Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine

    Saudi Arabian proposal to unify Jordan, Gaza and part of Judea and Samaria (aka ‘West Bank’) into one territorial entity to be named “The Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine”

    The detailed Saudi proposal was set out in an article published on 8 June written by Ali Shihabi – a confidante of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman – designated to be Saudi Arabia’s next King.

    The Saudi plan directly challenges UN, EU, Jordan and US positions argued for decades that the only solution to ending the conflict between Arabs and Jews is the creation for the first time in history of a 23rd Arab State between Israel and Jordan.
     
    The new Saudi plan is excessively hopeful, but much more constructive than the past 70+ years of failure. By setting the Muslim capital as Amman, there is no longer any need to steal part of Jewish Palestine's capital Jerusalem. That is a giant step forward.

    Who wants to raise children next to a potentially dangerous security barrier. Iranian Hamas destroyed the fresh water aquifer supplying Gaza. A huge chunk of that population would emigrate if there was a place to go. Moving away from the Israeli border, deep into Muslim Jordan, would match resource availability and provide less risk of being caught up in a terrorist cross fire.
    ___

    To bad this fair (and more than equitable) border was not drawn after WW II. A huge amount of unnecessary suffering could have been avoided.

     
    https://jewsdownunder.com/wp-content/uploads/mandate-for-palestine.png
     

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/12/netanyahu-returns-as-prime-minister-while-media-throws-hissy-fit-over-israels-most-right-wing-government/

    (2) https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/356187

    Replies: @silviosilver

    I have been reading Haaretz purely for the schadenfreude. The leftard tears there are simply delicious.

    If there’s any good to come from the Israeli right, it’s showing the world how to deal with intransigent islamic dogs. Leftards can choke on it.

    • Replies: @A123
    @silviosilver


    I have been reading Haaretz purely for the schadenfreude. The leftard tears there are simply delicious.
     
    Reading Haaretz? That is crazy talk. Rumor is it that they have "subscribers". One has never been found in the wild. Are you The Subscriber?

    If there’s any good to come from the Israeli right, it’s showing the world how to deal with intransigent islamic dogs. Leftards can choke on it.
     
    The Fake Stream Media are non-stop about LBGTQXYZ+-± in Israel, yet any action will be moderated by Likud and Netanyahu.

    The silence over "Women versus Muhammad" in Iran is stunning. The fight continues with hundreds dead (1). Is it not amazing how the SJW Islamic media prioritizes coverage? Wait.... Where did the SJW go? Hmmmm......

    Did you know that South Park can depict Jesus and God/Yaweh, but not Muhammad? Video below.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎆
    __________________________

    (1) https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/iran-crisis-update-december-30

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx8wsjlDLS8

    You can try watching 200 & 201 here:

    https://www.southparkuncensored.com/

  115. @AnonfromTN
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    at first glance the Soviet Union and the United States are examples of the exact same thing (technology conquering little human beings.)
     
    Based on my experience of living ~30 years in each of these countries, I’d say that there are more differences than similarities.

    Anyway, the similarities I see. One, both are large countries, so that 10-hour drive does not even get you halfway across, whereas in many places (say, in Europe) it would get you across multiple borders. I believe this affects people’s worldview: the attitudes of residents of micro-states tend to be a lot more parochial. Two, both are multi-national, so that only a small fraction of the population in infected by primeval tribal nationalism. I view both of these as positive, beneficial for the development. The next two similarities are negative: a) every individual feels like a small insignificant (and therefore disposable) cog in a vast mechanism; b) some individuals (elites) get a lot more than they deserve.

    The differences stem from the main one: the attitude.

    In the USSR it was forced equality. Many things were free and thus available to everyone, particularly health care and education. Many other things were fairly cheap: housing (you did not own your apartment, but you used to spend only a small fraction of your income on it, including rent, water, heating in winter, and electricity), daycare for preschoolers, most foods, travel, books, public transportation, cinema and theaters, etc. Downside was that an intelligent, skilled, and hard-working person did not get much more than a lazy, dumb, and ignorant bum.

    In the US it is the opposite, forced inequality. Most basic things, like housing, education, and healthcare, are ridiculously expensive, and therefore the accessibility and quality of what you get is determined by what you can afford. Fat cats own the government at all levels and are essentially encouraged to fleece the sheeple with impunity. What’s more, when fat cats make wrong bets, they are bailed out by the government with public money. When an ordinary person makes wrong bets, s/he is told that s/he has only her/himself to blame.

    Replies: @Miro23, @sudden death

    Forced equality vs. forced inequality. Both are dysfunctional but Russia seems to be correcting the error while the US is going in deeper.

    Both produce social failure but the Russian version now mostly looks like residual nostalgia for the Soviet Union with some (dominant ) practical commercial/nationalist aspects, while the US version looks like a full blown Jewish dictatorship.

    The geo-political risk has to be 100% from the US Zio-Glob imperialists.

  116. @AnonfromTN
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    at first glance the Soviet Union and the United States are examples of the exact same thing (technology conquering little human beings.)
     
    Based on my experience of living ~30 years in each of these countries, I’d say that there are more differences than similarities.

    Anyway, the similarities I see. One, both are large countries, so that 10-hour drive does not even get you halfway across, whereas in many places (say, in Europe) it would get you across multiple borders. I believe this affects people’s worldview: the attitudes of residents of micro-states tend to be a lot more parochial. Two, both are multi-national, so that only a small fraction of the population in infected by primeval tribal nationalism. I view both of these as positive, beneficial for the development. The next two similarities are negative: a) every individual feels like a small insignificant (and therefore disposable) cog in a vast mechanism; b) some individuals (elites) get a lot more than they deserve.

    The differences stem from the main one: the attitude.

    In the USSR it was forced equality. Many things were free and thus available to everyone, particularly health care and education. Many other things were fairly cheap: housing (you did not own your apartment, but you used to spend only a small fraction of your income on it, including rent, water, heating in winter, and electricity), daycare for preschoolers, most foods, travel, books, public transportation, cinema and theaters, etc. Downside was that an intelligent, skilled, and hard-working person did not get much more than a lazy, dumb, and ignorant bum.

    In the US it is the opposite, forced inequality. Most basic things, like housing, education, and healthcare, are ridiculously expensive, and therefore the accessibility and quality of what you get is determined by what you can afford. Fat cats own the government at all levels and are essentially encouraged to fleece the sheeple with impunity. What’s more, when fat cats make wrong bets, they are bailed out by the government with public money. When an ordinary person makes wrong bets, s/he is told that s/he has only her/himself to blame.

    Replies: @Miro23, @sudden death

    travel, books, public transportation, cinema and theaters

    no travel abroad available for 99,5% of population, so only intra-USSR travels, but yeah relatively cheap;
    public transportation was relatively cheap, but also almost mandatory, but not a conscious choice as private personal cars were unaffordable luxury for roughly about 90% of population, for the rest it was affordable, but still luxury;
    books, cinema and theaters all relatively cheap, but overall everything was with limited selection and pre-censored choices.

  117. @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Mikel


    Try your closest prepper and ammo stores.

     

    Prepping is a decent suggestion, but individual violence is useless. Only collective and organized or elite/faction-led violence makes any sense.

    But I think you’d be happier on the Kevin Barrett or Unz threads.

     

    Took a look at Barrett's threads and ... sigh ... the latest one is about the Jews, Holocaust, and Kanye West ...

    As for Ron Unz, his recent article on WW1 is actually interesting. I have a powerful addition to make of an interesting book that I've yet to give a read:

    Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI by Three-And-A-Half Years - Jim MacGregor and Gerry Docherty.

    Why do WW2 Historical Revisionism when you can do WW1 Historical Revisionism instead!

    Sadly, thanks for confirming that commenting on Unz Review is probably a waste of time. Also more generally hoping for any meaningful sort of change or improvement from the vast majority of "normies". This other book explains why that's the case.

    The Populist Delusion - Neema Parvini.

    Perhaps maybe it is better to die (dying is unironically better than surviving badly wounded or crippled in a war) in some obscure ditch, village, or field in Ukraine than just timidly be enslaved along with the great mass of sheeple through digital technology and biopolitics ...

    After all, they've even finally got to Andrew Tate (although he made a dumb move by exposing his personal pizza box details in his reply video, so a careless self-doxx basically). I'm still not sure what to think of him though, whether he's a martyr or just some women/sex trafficker, although his conversion to Islam stinks of something dodgy or strange going on (possibly just a grift since he apparently has lots of young male Muslim followers).

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Mikel, @Matra

    After all, they’ve even finally got to Andrew Tate (although he made a dumb move by exposing his personal pizza box details in his reply video, so a careless self-doxx basically).

    I haven’t been following this but that story about the pizza box is almost certainly MSM bullshit. Since the Romanian authorities have been investigating him since April there’s a pretty good chance they knew his whereabouts but it takes time to build a case.

    • Thanks: Resist Covid Slavery
    • Replies: @songbird
    @Matra

    Agree. They wanted to tie Greta into the story, and make it about the confrontation of celebs.

    BTW, I think she is dead wrong about recycling pizza boxes. Whether or not it makes sense to recycle cardboard, I think it is pretty obvious that it doesn't make sense to do it where there is grease involved, or when you need to spend the labor to tear the greasy parts out - which involves judgement that some people are lacking. A clearly better solution would be to combine it with other combustibles, burn it and get energy from it, or maybe compost it, but she can't admit that, which only serves to shows the crass zealotry of Greens.

    Props to this guy who offered to send her a list of his cows:
    https://twitter.com/GraduatedBen/status/1608649854682812417?s=20&t=XivlBnPemC8bef-SExIJrw

  118. @AnonfromTN
    @Philip Owen


    Luhansk – Founded by a Scottish Engineer, Charles Gascoigne to make cannon. Ore was poor quality.
    Donetsk – Hughes was Welsh as were many of the coal owners.
    Sevastopol – Founded by Rear Admiral Thomas MacKenzie, a Scot.
     
    Even if we naïvely assume that all of this is correct, the question remains: were all those Scots and Welsh Ukrainians?

    Replies: @Beckow, @Philip Owen

    No. Neither for the most part were the skilled workmen. There were 4 000 Welsh, including families, in Hughesovka in 1917. By then the Ukrainians were skilled. Kruschaev, half Ukrainian, is an imperfect example. According to Welsh researchers, the Russians mostly went down the mines so mining villages are still said to have high concentrations of Russians. They often supported the Whites. The Ukrainians, Greeks, Germans went mostly to the steel mills and factories and the Jews to commercial businesses in the cities. They often supported the Reds.

  119. @Matra
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    After all, they’ve even finally got to Andrew Tate (although he made a dumb move by exposing his personal pizza box details in his reply video, so a careless self-doxx basically).
     
    I haven't been following this but that story about the pizza box is almost certainly MSM bullshit. Since the Romanian authorities have been investigating him since April there's a pretty good chance they knew his whereabouts but it takes time to build a case.

    Replies: @songbird

    Agree. They wanted to tie Greta into the story, and make it about the confrontation of celebs.

    BTW, I think she is dead wrong about recycling pizza boxes. Whether or not it makes sense to recycle cardboard, I think it is pretty obvious that it doesn’t make sense to do it where there is grease involved, or when you need to spend the labor to tear the greasy parts out – which involves judgement that some people are lacking. A clearly better solution would be to combine it with other combustibles, burn it and get energy from it, or maybe compost it, but she can’t admit that, which only serves to shows the crass zealotry of Greens.

    Props to this guy who offered to send her a list of his cows:

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  120. This guy estimates that 40.2% of Coca-Cola’s US revenue comes from SNAP. His calculation is pretty simplistic. Don’t know if he is quite right, but put in a comfortable margin of error, and it is still disturbing.

    [MORE]
    https://twitter.com/calleymeans/status/1608618928561074177?s=20&t=smpyLrb8FTG_InL6BF9PCw

    Both disturbing to consider that a powerful company gets so much of its revenue from welfare, and to think of the downstream costs of it – the subsidizing people developing diabetes and tooth rot, so that we can later pay for their treatment.

    Also, disturbing to see all the dumb replies. “Try living on SNAP.” “Food deserts.” Maybe, they should try drinking tap water. Maybe, it is time to put to rest the idea that it’s lead in the drinking water that causes urban dysfunction, and to recognize that promulgating the myth has significant costs.

    • Thanks: Barbarossa
    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    I used to live in David Duke's zip code and the local grocery store back in the day had a big sign at eye level at both entrances: we do not accept food stamps. I wonder how long they were able to keep that up.

    Replies: @songbird

  121. @Mr. Hack

    The numbers suggest at most 1-2 generations. It is ok if you like tacos and cholitas dancing for you, but the language and culture will gradually change.
     
    You're really clueless about the cultural patterns that are influencing societal norms within Phoenix. It appears that you didn't really absorb much information during your 1 week drunken stupor visiting all of the local strip clubs. Sure the population of Hispanics is growing all of the time, but most of the Hispanics consider themselves to be of the white race, and therefore feel no real barriers to integrating into white society. I occasionally hang out with some local Hispanics. They're very articulate people (who mostly communicate amongst themselves in English) who are money managers, orthopedic surgeons, accountants and business managers. Fun people to party with and be around. So tell me who do you hang out with outside of the local Slovak bumpkins? :-)

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/lowres.cartoonstock.com/agriculture-homeland-countryside-cow-farmers-food-lven25_low.jpg

    Replies: @Beckow

    I know what I saw and it was not ‘white Hispanics’, mostly it was the Indios-mestizos, very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads. I am sure there are the ones you are promoting, but they are not the bulk of the Hispanics in the US Southwest. If you prefer to live in a dreamy world of tango and fajitas with the occasional Latin surgeon, well, enjoy it. In 1-2 generations, those regions will be barely distinguishable from Guatemala – there is also a small whitish upper class there.

    My point was different: you complain about Russians ‘moving’ 100 years ago to what you consider Ukrainian lands – and wanting to keep their own Russian identity. But you are surrounded in the US Southwest with recent massive Hispanic arrivals – and you celebrate it. You are inconsistent. What is it? lack of clear thinking, or you hate anything “Russian” so much that consistency be damned?

    • Agree: QCIC
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    @Beckow

    It might be a Jew…

    , @QCIC
    @Beckow

    Two generations sounds correct to me. Venezuela may be a more realistic endpoint than Guatemala, though it has a more complex history which confounds comparison.

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    I know what I saw and it was not ‘white Hispanics’, mostly it was the Indios-mestizos, very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads.
     
    More nonsense exposing that you really don't know what you're talking about. I'll attribute this to your ignorance and not to your suposed propensity to lie, as some here have continuously mentioned. If you really knew what you're talking about, you'd know that Arizona, including Phoenix, has a large amount of Mexicans from the northern bordering areas of Sonora and Chihuahua, that include the tallest subset of Mexicans in their native country. Genes and a good diet account for this differential (what else?):

    The people of Chihuahua and other border areas are taller because of the sanitary and environmental conditions in which they grow, and also because there is differential miscegenation with the population of the United States.
     
    https://www.mexicanist.com/l/the-height-of-mexicans/
    There are two guys of Mexican descent that work in my office, one is over 6' tall and the other is over 6'2" tall. Most Mexican transplants that I run into are 5'10" and up, many from Sonora. Going to a Mexican sports bar in my neighborhood, I've seen some really large Mexicans - you must have missed that one on your trip here. The thinly clad Mexican servers were on the tallish side too. :-)

    very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads.
     
    Are you sure that you're not coming up with this composite picture of Mexicans after you've been looking at your Russian "freedom fighters" getting their due within Ukraine?

    https://www.kyivpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Mobilizzation_1-800x520.jpg

    Notice how short the Russian Orcs are in comparison to their fuehrer, Putler?

    Replies: @Mikhail

  122. @songbird
    This guy estimates that 40.2% of Coca-Cola's US revenue comes from SNAP. His calculation is pretty simplistic. Don't know if he is quite right, but put in a comfortable margin of error, and it is still disturbing.https://twitter.com/calleymeans/status/1608618928561074177?s=20&t=smpyLrb8FTG_InL6BF9PCw


    Both disturbing to consider that a powerful company gets so much of its revenue from welfare, and to think of the downstream costs of it - the subsidizing people developing diabetes and tooth rot, so that we can later pay for their treatment.

    Also, disturbing to see all the dumb replies. "Try living on SNAP." "Food deserts." Maybe, they should try drinking tap water. Maybe, it is time to put to rest the idea that it's lead in the drinking water that causes urban dysfunction, and to recognize that promulgating the myth has significant costs.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    I used to live in David Duke’s zip code and the local grocery store back in the day had a big sign at eye level at both entrances: we do not accept food stamps. I wonder how long they were able to keep that up.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    One unconsidered cost of welfare is the psychological damage it must do to people who work in retail - who work their crummy jobs without complaining - but who have to face the rush the day when the checks go out to those who don't work.

  123. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    I used to live in David Duke's zip code and the local grocery store back in the day had a big sign at eye level at both entrances: we do not accept food stamps. I wonder how long they were able to keep that up.

    Replies: @songbird

    One unconsidered cost of welfare is the psychological damage it must do to people who work in retail – who work their crummy jobs without complaining – but who have to face the rush the day when the checks go out to those who don’t work.

  124. Germany should have never rebuilt the Reichstag, but rather moved the parliament into the Palast der Republik. Some continuity with the East German regime might have made the government warier about totalitarian measures. And, if not, it might have eased the barriers to the public making such comparisons.

    • Replies: @216
    @songbird

    They should put the Kaiser back on his throne.

    Replies: @songbird

  125. @songbird
    Germany should have never rebuilt the Reichstag, but rather moved the parliament into the Palast der Republik. Some continuity with the East German regime might have made the government warier about totalitarian measures. And, if not, it might have eased the barriers to the public making such comparisons.

    Replies: @216

    They should put the Kaiser back on his throne.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @216


    They should put the Kaiser back on his throne.
     
    Wilhelm II had several oafish or clownish moments (including pictures with a cabal of gays), and besides was arguably sidelined from power long before he was dethroned. Am not sure AP would back his descendants, though they could hardly be worse than the Windsors.

    Anyway, I have heard that there are many minor disaffected nobles to chose from in East Germany. If AP has changed his mind and is interested in doing the work of reconstitution himself, that may be the place to go, so long as he is careful about the surveillance state in Germany.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Mr. Hack

  126. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    I know what I saw and it was not 'white Hispanics', mostly it was the Indios-mestizos, very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads. I am sure there are the ones you are promoting, but they are not the bulk of the Hispanics in the US Southwest. If you prefer to live in a dreamy world of tango and fajitas with the occasional Latin surgeon, well, enjoy it. In 1-2 generations, those regions will be barely distinguishable from Guatemala - there is also a small whitish upper class there.

    My point was different: you complain about Russians 'moving' 100 years ago to what you consider Ukrainian lands - and wanting to keep their own Russian identity. But you are surrounded in the US Southwest with recent massive Hispanic arrivals - and you celebrate it. You are inconsistent. What is it? lack of clear thinking, or you hate anything "Russian" so much that consistency be damned?

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @QCIC, @Mr. Hack

    It might be a Jew…

  127. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    I know what I saw and it was not 'white Hispanics', mostly it was the Indios-mestizos, very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads. I am sure there are the ones you are promoting, but they are not the bulk of the Hispanics in the US Southwest. If you prefer to live in a dreamy world of tango and fajitas with the occasional Latin surgeon, well, enjoy it. In 1-2 generations, those regions will be barely distinguishable from Guatemala - there is also a small whitish upper class there.

    My point was different: you complain about Russians 'moving' 100 years ago to what you consider Ukrainian lands - and wanting to keep their own Russian identity. But you are surrounded in the US Southwest with recent massive Hispanic arrivals - and you celebrate it. You are inconsistent. What is it? lack of clear thinking, or you hate anything "Russian" so much that consistency be damned?

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @QCIC, @Mr. Hack

    Two generations sounds correct to me. Venezuela may be a more realistic endpoint than Guatemala, though it has a more complex history which confounds comparison.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @QCIC

    It could go faster because of the Hispanic dominance of in the US Southwest among kids. Once they are 60% (very soon) in schools it can snowball across the society. Elderly don't matter at some point, they are isolated and invisible. Maybe Venezuela, maybe something new and not particularly appealing - as Trump said: they are not sending their best - a collection of demanding bottom feeders with lousy genetics and hunger for easy goodies. Kind of like what Europe is getting too...

    Compared to these recent enrichers of the Western civilization the demonized "Russian settlers" in Donbas or the Baltic states are an absolute crème the crop. Mr. Hacks should be praying that they come and stop with the Cuban jazz jungle jiggle nonsense...

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  128. @AnonfromTN
    @Wokechoke


    Ukraine nationalists also tore down a 1900 circa statue of Cathrine the Great located in Odessa.
     
    Catherine the Great founded Odessa, as well as many other cities of Novorossia, which she took from the Ottoman Empire. The history of that particular statue of Catherine the Great is very revealing. It was installed in 1900, more than 120 years ago. Ukies mankurts were not the first vandals to take it down. The first time is was taken down by Bolsheviks. It was restored to its rightful place in 2007. Now Ukies took it down, clearly demonstrating that they are more Sovoks than the worst among other Sovoks. As, the New Testament rightly said long time ago, “You Will Know Them by Their Fruits” (Matthew 7:15–20).

    Replies: @AP, @AnonfromTN, @Jazman

    This Ukie propagandist have different historical view lol

  129. The Kleptocrats are jumping up and down on the spot with glee after releasing Trumps tax returns?

    These are the same people who have just signed off on a trillion dollar military-industrial complex grift.

    These Kleptocrats who bent over backwards to get the tax returns released are the same who couldn’t within the last month release the last of the JFK file?

    What a bunch of hypocrits.

  130. https://www.unz.com/isteve/thiels-way-of-war/

    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @Sher Singh

    https://twitter.com/palminder1990/status/1608272830344437760?s=20

    Replies: @Sher Singh

  131. @Sher Singh
    https://twitter.com/jaskanwalsingh_/status/1597296508311080960

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/thiels-way-of-war/

    Replies: @Sher Singh

    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @Sher Singh

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rsK4lujDlWw

  132. @songbird
    More evidence that Neanderthals had warm clothing and weren't hairy apes:
    https://www.archaeology.org/news/11094-221223-europe-bear-skin

    Replies: @LondonBob

    Knowing academia, I can’t help suspecting a lot of these projections are fraudulent, like Cheddar Man being black, or the many frauds purporting to find the missing link. Suspects ape like skeletons are just apes, and the human skeletons are just men.

    We already know the fossil record shows fully formed creatures without intermediary stages, hence the need for punctuated equilibrium by that notorious fraud Stephen Gould. Darwin said we should find copious evidence of graduated evolution, in reality we have none.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @LondonBob

    Until recently, I didn't realize that the Out-of-Asia theory dates back to the 19th century, but had supposed it was some Chinese chauvinism (though impressive), that developed under the CCP.

    Don't even know much about it, but I think it is remarkable how politically incorrect it seems. Seems like wikipedia used to have a page that was heavily modified to dismiss it, after which, they deleted the page altogether, so nobody could find it. I nearly laughed my head off when those two Chinese scientists used UK biobank data (highly verboten) to support it, whatever the merits of their argument.

    Infogalactic has a page about it, but it appears not to have been updated to include current proponents and arguments:
    https://infogalactic.com/info/Out_of_Asia_theory

    Of course, a hardline Out-of-Africa model has already been proven partially wrong by the inputs of archaic DNA from groups like Neanderthals and Denisovans.

    Replies: @Thulean Friend

    , @Sher Singh
    @LondonBob


    like Cheddar Man being black
     
    The correct word is Nigger, GOSH!
    Imagine being taken seriously when you're not even academically rigorous.
  133. @Wokechoke
    @Sean

    I don't know exactly what Gen Armageddon has in mind. My preference would be a broad strike heading north between the dog leg on the Dneiper north of Melitopol all the way to Donetsk. Not West but North.

    Surround Zaporizhzhia Sich and drop the bridges leading into the city and drive out all the folks living there.

    Replies: @LondonBob

    Seem to be making steady progress along the Donbass, impressive counter battery fire being done, I think they will continue on like this for a bit now. NATO has put a lot in to Bakhmut to no avail.

    Interesting suggestion was a move along the east bank of the Dnieper bypassing Kiev and Chernigov and seizing the crossings of the Dnieper in Cherkassy. Strangles supply lines whilst giving the option to strike south towards Odessa.

  134. Winning. The disastrous position pension funds find themselves in hasn’t been acknowledged yet, part and parcel of the sovereign debt crisis incoming, with the US at its epicentre.

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    • Replies: @A123
    @LondonBob


    The disastrous position pension funds find themselves in hasn’t been acknowledged yet, part and parcel of the sovereign debt crisis incoming, with the US at its epicentre.
     
    If there is a major currency blow out the Euro € and Chinese Yuan 元 are even worse than USD $. It will not be a pension crisis. It will be much worse. No currency will survive, yielding full barter economics. You cannot eat gold or silver coins.
    ___

    If the full SHTF can be avoided -- Pensions have two additional problems beyond Sovereign risk:

    -1- The EU/EZ introduction of Euro € negative interest rates is among the stupidest & most toxic mistakes of history.

    Having a return on "safe" debt ~2% above inflation kept all sorts of economic mechanics stable. Forcing pensions to chase high risk instruments to make short duration targets is simply one symptom of this failed policy.

    -2- Government pension plans over promising and under investing.

    This is especially bad in the U.S. which allows public sector unions. Digging out of inherited mistakes made by prior administrations is an unenviable position to be in. Illinois is hopeless, Chicago doubly so. While worse on paper, New Jersey might be able to escape but could easily fail too.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎆

  135. @LondonBob
    @songbird

    Knowing academia, I can't help suspecting a lot of these projections are fraudulent, like Cheddar Man being black, or the many frauds purporting to find the missing link. Suspects ape like skeletons are just apes, and the human skeletons are just men.

    We already know the fossil record shows fully formed creatures without intermediary stages, hence the need for punctuated equilibrium by that notorious fraud Stephen Gould. Darwin said we should find copious evidence of graduated evolution, in reality we have none.

    Replies: @songbird, @Sher Singh

    Until recently, I didn’t realize that the Out-of-Asia theory dates back to the 19th century, but had supposed it was some Chinese chauvinism (though impressive), that developed under the CCP.

    Don’t even know much about it, but I think it is remarkable how politically incorrect it seems. Seems like wikipedia used to have a page that was heavily modified to dismiss it, after which, they deleted the page altogether, so nobody could find it. I nearly laughed my head off when those two Chinese scientists used UK biobank data (highly verboten) to support it, whatever the merits of their argument.

    Infogalactic has a page about it, but it appears not to have been updated to include current proponents and arguments:
    https://infogalactic.com/info/Out_of_Asia_theory

    Of course, a hardline Out-of-Africa model has already been proven partially wrong by the inputs of archaic DNA from groups like Neanderthals and Denisovans.

    • Replies: @Thulean Friend
    @songbird


    I nearly laughed my head off when those two Chinese scientists used UK biobank data (highly verboten) to support it, whatever the merits of their argument.
     
    Non-Western societies have fewer qualms about pushing their preferred version of the historical past for nationalist reasons. The ludicrous "out of India" theory, basically a reverse AIT, is a typical example of this. I trust the Chinese a bit more on this than the Indians but only very slightly. Whites seem to be the only group not prone to these kinds of impulses in the contemporary era.

    Then again, this is a comparatively recent phenomenon. There were plenty of European attempts in the 1800s and into the early 1900s to claim all kinds of paternal European origins for distant civilisations.

    Replies: @Sher Singh, @songbird

  136. @LondonBob
    Winning. The disastrous position pension funds find themselves in hasn't been acknowledged yet, part and parcel of the sovereign debt crisis incoming, with the US at its epicentre.



    https://twitter.com/JamesGRickards/status/1608880156114059265?s=20&t=mOdtoS3-qfUGfeDS2GtKYQ

    Replies: @A123

    The disastrous position pension funds find themselves in hasn’t been acknowledged yet, part and parcel of the sovereign debt crisis incoming, with the US at its epicentre.

    If there is a major currency blow out the Euro € and Chinese Yuan 元 are even worse than USD $. It will not be a pension crisis. It will be much worse. No currency will survive, yielding full barter economics. You cannot eat gold or silver coins.
    ___

    If the full SHTF can be avoided — Pensions have two additional problems beyond Sovereign risk:

    -1- The EU/EZ introduction of Euro € negative interest rates is among the stupidest & most toxic mistakes of history.

    Having a return on “safe” debt ~2% above inflation kept all sorts of economic mechanics stable. Forcing pensions to chase high risk instruments to make short duration targets is simply one symptom of this failed policy.

    -2- Government pension plans over promising and under investing.

    This is especially bad in the U.S. which allows public sector unions. Digging out of inherited mistakes made by prior administrations is an unenviable position to be in. Illinois is hopeless, Chicago doubly so. While worse on paper, New Jersey might be able to escape but could easily fail too.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎆

  137. @216
    @songbird

    They should put the Kaiser back on his throne.

    Replies: @songbird

    They should put the Kaiser back on his throne.

    Wilhelm II had several oafish or clownish moments (including pictures with a cabal of gays), and besides was arguably sidelined from power long before he was dethroned. Am not sure AP would back his descendants, though they could hardly be worse than the Windsors.

    Anyway, I have heard that there are many minor disaffected nobles to chose from in East Germany. If AP has changed his mind and is interested in doing the work of reconstitution himself, that may be the place to go, so long as he is careful about the surveillance state in Germany.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    Monarchy has been obsolete for 233 years.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiZZRalHjHY&ab_channel=AshaLogos

    We all are fascists now and for the foreseeable future.

    Replies: @songbird, @Matra

    , @Mr. Hack
    @songbird

    Reconstituting the past would seem to be an arduous task. From the current bunch of "disaffected nobles" it might be hard to distinguish the candy sniffers from the common sexual deviants that wander the streets. With the American variant, we get the worst of both worlds.

    Here's how it was depicted in 1905 Europe:

    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/MFNNE9/forecast-of-the-future-of-european-monarchs-after-1905-revolution-in-russia-cartoon-from-lassiette-au-beurre-paris-29-september-1905-MFNNE9.jpg
    Forecast of the future of European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia. Cartoon from 'L'Assiette au Beurre', Paris, 29 September 1905.

    Replies: @songbird

  138. @songbird
    @216


    They should put the Kaiser back on his throne.
     
    Wilhelm II had several oafish or clownish moments (including pictures with a cabal of gays), and besides was arguably sidelined from power long before he was dethroned. Am not sure AP would back his descendants, though they could hardly be worse than the Windsors.

    Anyway, I have heard that there are many minor disaffected nobles to chose from in East Germany. If AP has changed his mind and is interested in doing the work of reconstitution himself, that may be the place to go, so long as he is careful about the surveillance state in Germany.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Mr. Hack

    Monarchy has been obsolete for 233 years.

    We all are fascists now and for the foreseeable future.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Joseph Bronski seems to think that we are ruled by a patriciate of 10,000:

    https://youtu.be/ufH09irfX5U

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    , @Matra
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    I just listened to that Asha Logos video the other night. Excellent.

  139. @silviosilver
    @A123

    I have been reading Haaretz purely for the schadenfreude. The leftard tears there are simply delicious.

    If there's any good to come from the Israeli right, it's showing the world how to deal with intransigent islamic dogs. Leftards can choke on it.

    Replies: @A123

    I have been reading Haaretz purely for the schadenfreude. The leftard tears there are simply delicious.

    Reading Haaretz? That is crazy talk. Rumor is it that they have “subscribers”. One has never been found in the wild. Are you The Subscriber?

    If there’s any good to come from the Israeli right, it’s showing the world how to deal with intransigent islamic dogs. Leftards can choke on it.

    The Fake Stream Media are non-stop about LBGTQXYZ+-± in Israel, yet any action will be moderated by Likud and Netanyahu.

    The silence over “Women versus Muhammad” in Iran is stunning. The fight continues with hundreds dead (1). Is it not amazing how the SJW Islamic media prioritizes coverage? Wait…. Where did the SJW go? Hmmmm……

    Did you know that South Park can depict Jesus and God/Yaweh, but not Muhammad? Video below.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎆
    __________________________

    (1) https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/iran-crisis-update-december-30

    You can try watching 200 & 201 here:

    https://www.southparkuncensored.com/

  140. @QCIC
    @Beckow

    Two generations sounds correct to me. Venezuela may be a more realistic endpoint than Guatemala, though it has a more complex history which confounds comparison.

    Replies: @Beckow

    It could go faster because of the Hispanic dominance of in the US Southwest among kids. Once they are 60% (very soon) in schools it can snowball across the society. Elderly don’t matter at some point, they are isolated and invisible. Maybe Venezuela, maybe something new and not particularly appealing – as Trump said: they are not sending their best – a collection of demanding bottom feeders with lousy genetics and hunger for easy goodies. Kind of like what Europe is getting too…

    Compared to these recent enrichers of the Western civilization the demonized “Russian settlers” in Donbas or the Baltic states are an absolute crème the crop. Mr. Hacks should be praying that they come and stop with the Cuban jazz jungle jiggle nonsense…

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    Mr. Hacks should be praying that they come and stop with the Cuban jazz jungle jiggle nonsense…
     
    And what does a Slovakian hillbilly know about music?

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rSWR0uxsqAI/maxresdefault.jpg
    Beckow playing along to some of his favorite Slovakian polka music in between shots of polinca (it's really not a bad way to go, if not too provincial, I might imagine.). :-)

    Replies: @QCIC

  141. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    Monarchy has been obsolete for 233 years.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiZZRalHjHY&ab_channel=AshaLogos

    We all are fascists now and for the foreseeable future.

    Replies: @songbird, @Matra

    Joseph Bronski seems to think that we are ruled by a patriciate of 10,000:

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    exousiology

    Can't find a definition so I will translate as Klingon for "joseph bronsky is an asshole".

    (I only looked at the first page of search results but I found this post, title and subtitle at his blog:

    Jewish IQ, Ethnocentrism, Dissident-Right Discourse Quality, and Ubersoy vs. Leather Apron Club
    Clarifying why Ashkenazi IQ and ethnocentrism are trivial issues, and critiquing what the DR pays attention to (not enough exousiology))

    https://josephbronski.substack.com/p/jewish-iq-ethnocentrism-dissident

    Ain't no way I am reading that. Domhoff's book is excellent. It is the first place I found out that Pritzker had Obama as a weekend guest at the family compound when Obama was still in his 20's. On the other hand Domhoff's material isn't likely to be eye-opening for too many people over age 45 or so.

    Replies: @songbird

  142. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    I know what I saw and it was not 'white Hispanics', mostly it was the Indios-mestizos, very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads. I am sure there are the ones you are promoting, but they are not the bulk of the Hispanics in the US Southwest. If you prefer to live in a dreamy world of tango and fajitas with the occasional Latin surgeon, well, enjoy it. In 1-2 generations, those regions will be barely distinguishable from Guatemala - there is also a small whitish upper class there.

    My point was different: you complain about Russians 'moving' 100 years ago to what you consider Ukrainian lands - and wanting to keep their own Russian identity. But you are surrounded in the US Southwest with recent massive Hispanic arrivals - and you celebrate it. You are inconsistent. What is it? lack of clear thinking, or you hate anything "Russian" so much that consistency be damned?

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @QCIC, @Mr. Hack

    I know what I saw and it was not ‘white Hispanics’, mostly it was the Indios-mestizos, very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads.

    More nonsense exposing that you really don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ll attribute this to your ignorance and not to your suposed propensity to lie, as some here have continuously mentioned. If you really knew what you’re talking about, you’d know that Arizona, including Phoenix, has a large amount of Mexicans from the northern bordering areas of Sonora and Chihuahua, that include the tallest subset of Mexicans in their native country. Genes and a good diet account for this differential (what else?):

    The people of Chihuahua and other border areas are taller because of the sanitary and environmental conditions in which they grow, and also because there is differential miscegenation with the population of the United States.

    https://www.mexicanist.com/l/the-height-of-mexicans/
    There are two guys of Mexican descent that work in my office, one is over 6′ tall and the other is over 6’2″ tall. Most Mexican transplants that I run into are 5’10” and up, many from Sonora. Going to a Mexican sports bar in my neighborhood, I’ve seen some really large Mexicans – you must have missed that one on your trip here. The thinly clad Mexican servers were on the tallish side too. 🙂

    very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads.

    Are you sure that you’re not coming up with this composite picture of Mexicans after you’ve been looking at your Russian “freedom fighters” getting their due within Ukraine?

    Notice how short the Russian Orcs are in comparison to their fuehrer, Putler?

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK7WSw-tsKA

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  143. @Beckow
    @QCIC

    It could go faster because of the Hispanic dominance of in the US Southwest among kids. Once they are 60% (very soon) in schools it can snowball across the society. Elderly don't matter at some point, they are isolated and invisible. Maybe Venezuela, maybe something new and not particularly appealing - as Trump said: they are not sending their best - a collection of demanding bottom feeders with lousy genetics and hunger for easy goodies. Kind of like what Europe is getting too...

    Compared to these recent enrichers of the Western civilization the demonized "Russian settlers" in Donbas or the Baltic states are an absolute crème the crop. Mr. Hacks should be praying that they come and stop with the Cuban jazz jungle jiggle nonsense...

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    Mr. Hacks should be praying that they come and stop with the Cuban jazz jungle jiggle nonsense…

    And what does a Slovakian hillbilly know about music?
    Beckow playing along to some of his favorite Slovakian polka music in between shots of polinca (it’s really not a bad way to go, if not too provincial, I might imagine.). 🙂

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    There is a range of physical types of illegal invaders coming into the US from the South. Some are tall, many are short. Skin tones range from Caucasian to full Indio. Based on my experience most of them do not speak much English. I believe many are criminals in their own countries. I agree with the meme "they are not sending their best". My hunch, based on HBD information tempered by Fred Reed commentary, is the average IQ of the new comers is probably around 90. Outside of the criminals I think they are mostly good people. But why do we need them when they degrade the quality of life for those already living here?

    Replies: @Mikel

  144. If the Neo-Assyrians deported 1.3 million people, imagine what we could do with modern technology:

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @A123
    @songbird


    If the Neo-Assyrians deported 1.3 million people, imagine what we could do with modern technology:
     
    It is about willpower. Here are minimal simple steps.

    -1- No benefits or employment without proof of citizenship
    -2- ENFORCED penalties for employers who use illegals
    -3- Hold asylum seekers in Mexico (U.S.) or Africa (Europe)
    -4- Claim automatically fails if found illegally in America or Europe
    -5- Near 100% deportation after any failed claim

    None of this requires exotic technology. Taking DNA so applicants cannot make a second effort after being rejected is certainly helpful, but not essential.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    Replies: @Sher Singh, @songbird

  145. @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Joseph Bronski seems to think that we are ruled by a patriciate of 10,000:

    https://youtu.be/ufH09irfX5U

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    exousiology

    Can’t find a definition so I will translate as Klingon for “joseph bronsky is an asshole”.

    (I only looked at the first page of search results but I found this post, title and subtitle at his blog:

    Jewish IQ, Ethnocentrism, Dissident-Right Discourse Quality, and Ubersoy vs. Leather Apron Club
    Clarifying why Ashkenazi IQ and ethnocentrism are trivial issues, and critiquing what the DR pays attention to (not enough exousiology))

    https://josephbronski.substack.com/p/jewish-iq-ethnocentrism-dissident

    Ain’t no way I am reading that. Domhoff’s book is excellent. It is the first place I found out that Pritzker had Obama as a weekend guest at the family compound when Obama was still in his 20’s. On the other hand Domhoff’s material isn’t likely to be eye-opening for too many people over age 45 or so.

    • Thanks: songbird
    • Replies: @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    exousiology
     
    I think it means the "science of power or authority."

    From the Greek word exousia found in the New Testament:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exousia

    Interesting and important subject, but not a great term, IMO.
  146. @Sher Singh
    @Sher Singh

    https://twitter.com/palminder1990/status/1608272830344437760?s=20

    Replies: @Sher Singh

  147. @songbird
    If the Neo-Assyrians deported 1.3 million people, imagine what we could do with modern technology:

    https://twitter.com/lefineder/status/1608979292062650370?s=20&t=cEB9dKNX903OukvLQVfI1A

    Replies: @A123

    If the Neo-Assyrians deported 1.3 million people, imagine what we could do with modern technology:

    It is about willpower. Here are minimal simple steps.

    -1- No benefits or employment without proof of citizenship
    -2- ENFORCED penalties for employers who use illegals
    -3- Hold asylum seekers in Mexico (U.S.) or Africa (Europe)
    -4- Claim automatically fails if found illegally in America or Europe
    -5- Near 100% deportation after any failed claim

    None of this requires exotic technology. Taking DNA so applicants cannot make a second effort after being rejected is certainly helpful, but not essential.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @A123

    The other side of it is also going after American MNCs & state dept types pushing Free Trade.
    It harms regular people, and often leaves them destitute with nowhere to go.

    Replies: @A123

    , @songbird
    @A123

    I like thinking about how the A380 could potentially carry 853 passengers (in a certain config) on a one-way trip back. Though, I guess the pace isn't as important as the direction.

    DNA could help in several ways, IMO.

    One might be to find the point of origin for uncooperative people. Though, I guess this wouldn't work in every case (Central America? Maybe, crossborder tribes?), and I do wonder how superfluous it might be, if computers were used to read facial structure or accent.

    Another way is that it might be a workaround to woke collaborators in the system trying to bend rules. DNA can give you hard and precise definitions read by machines.

    Lastly, I think it might be a tool to allow some level of compatible immigration, or else make travel visas easier. Paper nationality doesn't make a lot of sense, as a sifting tool. Obviously DNA ancestry isn't perfect either, but it is probably better, in many cases.

    But I agree, it is more about policy and the desire of elites, rather than technology.

    Happy New Year! And best wishes!

  148. @A123
    @songbird


    If the Neo-Assyrians deported 1.3 million people, imagine what we could do with modern technology:
     
    It is about willpower. Here are minimal simple steps.

    -1- No benefits or employment without proof of citizenship
    -2- ENFORCED penalties for employers who use illegals
    -3- Hold asylum seekers in Mexico (U.S.) or Africa (Europe)
    -4- Claim automatically fails if found illegally in America or Europe
    -5- Near 100% deportation after any failed claim

    None of this requires exotic technology. Taking DNA so applicants cannot make a second effort after being rejected is certainly helpful, but not essential.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    Replies: @Sher Singh, @songbird

    The other side of it is also going after American MNCs & state dept types pushing Free Trade.
    It harms regular people, and often leaves them destitute with nowhere to go.

    • Agree: A123
    • Replies: @A123
    @Sher Singh


    The other side of it is also going after American MNCs & state dept types pushing Free Trade. It harms regular people, and often leaves them destitute with nowhere to go.
     
    Absolutely. 100% Agree.

    "Free Trade" is not free.

    Any country without an industrial policy is unilaterally disarming itself. MAGA wants trade that works for U.S. citizens & workers.

    Does this mean that MAGA is left/worker, not right/corporate. Christian Populism does not fit on the left/right spectrum. There is a reason why left/Trump functionally exiled the right-wing/US Chamber of Commerce "national leadership" from the White House during his 1st Term.

    Democrats and GOP(e) blood traitors like McConnell, want highly disadvantageous, not free, "free" trade that benefits MegaCorporations and Elites. They should be stripped of citizenship and given to countries that want them.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    Replies: @songbird

  149. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    I know what I saw and it was not ‘white Hispanics’, mostly it was the Indios-mestizos, very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads.
     
    More nonsense exposing that you really don't know what you're talking about. I'll attribute this to your ignorance and not to your suposed propensity to lie, as some here have continuously mentioned. If you really knew what you're talking about, you'd know that Arizona, including Phoenix, has a large amount of Mexicans from the northern bordering areas of Sonora and Chihuahua, that include the tallest subset of Mexicans in their native country. Genes and a good diet account for this differential (what else?):

    The people of Chihuahua and other border areas are taller because of the sanitary and environmental conditions in which they grow, and also because there is differential miscegenation with the population of the United States.
     
    https://www.mexicanist.com/l/the-height-of-mexicans/
    There are two guys of Mexican descent that work in my office, one is over 6' tall and the other is over 6'2" tall. Most Mexican transplants that I run into are 5'10" and up, many from Sonora. Going to a Mexican sports bar in my neighborhood, I've seen some really large Mexicans - you must have missed that one on your trip here. The thinly clad Mexican servers were on the tallish side too. :-)

    very short people with thick necks and misshapen heads.
     
    Are you sure that you're not coming up with this composite picture of Mexicans after you've been looking at your Russian "freedom fighters" getting their due within Ukraine?

    https://www.kyivpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Mobilizzation_1-800x520.jpg

    Notice how short the Russian Orcs are in comparison to their fuehrer, Putler?

    Replies: @Mikhail

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    Is there any real reason to watch and listen to Douglas Macgregor? He seems to be the darling of all kremlin stooges presenting at UNZ lately, taking the place of Scott Ritter, who seems to have lost favor due to the listlessness of his predictive powers. I wonder who Ron Unz is planning to support next?

    Replies: @Mikhail

  150. @LondonBob
    @songbird

    Knowing academia, I can't help suspecting a lot of these projections are fraudulent, like Cheddar Man being black, or the many frauds purporting to find the missing link. Suspects ape like skeletons are just apes, and the human skeletons are just men.

    We already know the fossil record shows fully formed creatures without intermediary stages, hence the need for punctuated equilibrium by that notorious fraud Stephen Gould. Darwin said we should find copious evidence of graduated evolution, in reality we have none.

    Replies: @songbird, @Sher Singh

    like Cheddar Man being black

    The correct word is Nigger, GOSH!
    Imagine being taken seriously when you’re not even academically rigorous.

  151. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    Monarchy has been obsolete for 233 years.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiZZRalHjHY&ab_channel=AshaLogos

    We all are fascists now and for the foreseeable future.

    Replies: @songbird, @Matra

    I just listened to that Asha Logos video the other night. Excellent.

  152. @Sher Singh
    @A123

    The other side of it is also going after American MNCs & state dept types pushing Free Trade.
    It harms regular people, and often leaves them destitute with nowhere to go.

    Replies: @A123

    The other side of it is also going after American MNCs & state dept types pushing Free Trade. It harms regular people, and often leaves them destitute with nowhere to go.

    Absolutely. 100% Agree.

    “Free Trade” is not free.

    Any country without an industrial policy is unilaterally disarming itself. MAGA wants trade that works for U.S. citizens & workers.

    Does this mean that MAGA is left/worker, not right/corporate. Christian Populism does not fit on the left/right spectrum. There is a reason why left/Trump functionally exiled the right-wing/US Chamber of Commerce “national leadership” from the White House during his 1st Term.

    Democrats and GOP(e) blood traitors like McConnell, want highly disadvantageous, not free, “free” trade that benefits MegaCorporations and Elites. They should be stripped of citizenship and given to countries that want them.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    • Agree: Sher Singh
    • Replies: @songbird
    @A123


    Democrats and GOP(e) blood traitors like McConnell, want highly disadvantageous, not free, “free” trade that benefits MegaCorporations and Elites. They should be stripped of citizenship and given to countries that want them.
     
    Saw a clip of McConnell the other day where his mouth was open, and he looked like an elderly soyjack.

    And I was surprised because I thought you had to be at least Gen X to be a soyjack.
  153. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    exousiology

    Can't find a definition so I will translate as Klingon for "joseph bronsky is an asshole".

    (I only looked at the first page of search results but I found this post, title and subtitle at his blog:

    Jewish IQ, Ethnocentrism, Dissident-Right Discourse Quality, and Ubersoy vs. Leather Apron Club
    Clarifying why Ashkenazi IQ and ethnocentrism are trivial issues, and critiquing what the DR pays attention to (not enough exousiology))

    https://josephbronski.substack.com/p/jewish-iq-ethnocentrism-dissident

    Ain't no way I am reading that. Domhoff's book is excellent. It is the first place I found out that Pritzker had Obama as a weekend guest at the family compound when Obama was still in his 20's. On the other hand Domhoff's material isn't likely to be eye-opening for too many people over age 45 or so.

    Replies: @songbird

    exousiology

    I think it means the “science of power or authority.”

    From the Greek word exousia found in the New Testament:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exousia

    Interesting and important subject, but not a great term, IMO.

  154. @A123
    @songbird


    If the Neo-Assyrians deported 1.3 million people, imagine what we could do with modern technology:
     
    It is about willpower. Here are minimal simple steps.

    -1- No benefits or employment without proof of citizenship
    -2- ENFORCED penalties for employers who use illegals
    -3- Hold asylum seekers in Mexico (U.S.) or Africa (Europe)
    -4- Claim automatically fails if found illegally in America or Europe
    -5- Near 100% deportation after any failed claim

    None of this requires exotic technology. Taking DNA so applicants cannot make a second effort after being rejected is certainly helpful, but not essential.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    Replies: @Sher Singh, @songbird

    I like thinking about how the A380 could potentially carry 853 passengers (in a certain config) on a one-way trip back. Though, I guess the pace isn’t as important as the direction.

    [MORE]

    DNA could help in several ways, IMO.

    One might be to find the point of origin for uncooperative people. Though, I guess this wouldn’t work in every case (Central America? Maybe, crossborder tribes?), and I do wonder how superfluous it might be, if computers were used to read facial structure or accent.

    Another way is that it might be a workaround to woke collaborators in the system trying to bend rules. DNA can give you hard and precise definitions read by machines.

    Lastly, I think it might be a tool to allow some level of compatible immigration, or else make travel visas easier. Paper nationality doesn’t make a lot of sense, as a sifting tool. Obviously DNA ancestry isn’t perfect either, but it is probably better, in many cases.

    But I agree, it is more about policy and the desire of elites, rather than technology.

    Happy New Year! And best wishes!

  155. E. Michael Jones should talk about “Lagos.”
    ____

    That the Nigerian will win Eurovision for Ukraine next year doesn’t count as a prediction.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    The Lagos newspaper Punch online is way funnier than anything Sailer or Kersey dishes up. Today for example:

    How violent Christmas cow killed my brother – Bayelsa man

    https://punchng.com/how-violent-christmas-cow-killed-my-brother-bayelsa-man/

    You think the gangstas in your zip code with their pit bull dogs are intimidating? In Lagos the big men have hyenas. Maybe it's some kind of weird dog they paint up like a hyena but they sure look like hyenas to me in the photos.

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jul/19/pieter-hugo-best-photograph

  156. @songbird
    E. Michael Jones should talk about "Lagos."
    ____

    That the Nigerian will win Eurovision for Ukraine next year doesn't count as a prediction.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    The Lagos newspaper Punch online is way funnier than anything Sailer or Kersey dishes up. Today for example:

    How violent Christmas cow killed my brother – Bayelsa man

    https://punchng.com/how-violent-christmas-cow-killed-my-brother-bayelsa-man/

    You think the gangstas in your zip code with their pit bull dogs are intimidating? In Lagos the big men have hyenas. Maybe it’s some kind of weird dog they paint up like a hyena but they sure look like hyenas to me in the photos.

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jul/19/pieter-hugo-best-photograph

    • LOL: songbird
  157. Finally, google is appreciating German culture. Well, at least Weimar-era Berlin culture:

    A few days back, the google doodle literally was a Weimar-era tranny – one that died from organ rejection (ovaries).

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    When I read Wilhelm Reich's fascism book it was never clear to me whether his diagnosis of the entire country being psychotic applied more to the Weimar sex maniacs or more to the National Socialists. It is super bizarre. There is no way to do an experiment but the one definitely came after the other and if you wonder what is going to be next after allowing pervert grooming into the elementary schools the closest historical precedent is a little bit unnerving to say the least.

    Replies: @songbird, @Coconuts

  158. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK7WSw-tsKA

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    Is there any real reason to watch and listen to Douglas Macgregor? He seems to be the darling of all kremlin stooges presenting at UNZ lately, taking the place of Scott Ritter, who seems to have lost favor due to the listlessness of his predictive powers. I wonder who Ron Unz is planning to support next?

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtOw6xZIzdE

    Replies: @A123

  159. @songbird
    @216


    They should put the Kaiser back on his throne.
     
    Wilhelm II had several oafish or clownish moments (including pictures with a cabal of gays), and besides was arguably sidelined from power long before he was dethroned. Am not sure AP would back his descendants, though they could hardly be worse than the Windsors.

    Anyway, I have heard that there are many minor disaffected nobles to chose from in East Germany. If AP has changed his mind and is interested in doing the work of reconstitution himself, that may be the place to go, so long as he is careful about the surveillance state in Germany.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Mr. Hack

    Reconstituting the past would seem to be an arduous task. From the current bunch of “disaffected nobles” it might be hard to distinguish the candy sniffers from the common sexual deviants that wander the streets. With the American variant, we get the worst of both worlds.

    Here’s how it was depicted in 1905 Europe:
    Forecast of the future of European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia. Cartoon from ‘L’Assiette au Beurre’, Paris, 29 September 1905.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Mr. Hack


    candy sniffers
     
    Never heard this term. Can you explain it?

    With the American variant, we get the worst of both worlds.
     
    Do you mean to refer to Trump? (Or something pre-WWI?) His persona seems more working-class to me. But I don't think America could really ever go to monarchy.

    If someone was a monarchist, IMO, the best plan would be to start fresh, selecting and trying to breed for desirable traits, rather than trying to connect to one of the old lines.

    I had thought that a return to monarchy was totally impossible, but this idea of a patriciate of 10,000, I think means that it would be the monarchists against this 10,000. Perhaps, much less outside America, but, since power is tied together, it is hard to separate them. And, of course, they are very powerful people and there isn't really an aristocracy with even a fraction of the power. So, maybe, it is still impossible? But it might be that people would accept it, if it happened.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  160. @A123
    @Sher Singh


    The other side of it is also going after American MNCs & state dept types pushing Free Trade. It harms regular people, and often leaves them destitute with nowhere to go.
     
    Absolutely. 100% Agree.

    "Free Trade" is not free.

    Any country without an industrial policy is unilaterally disarming itself. MAGA wants trade that works for U.S. citizens & workers.

    Does this mean that MAGA is left/worker, not right/corporate. Christian Populism does not fit on the left/right spectrum. There is a reason why left/Trump functionally exiled the right-wing/US Chamber of Commerce "national leadership" from the White House during his 1st Term.

    Democrats and GOP(e) blood traitors like McConnell, want highly disadvantageous, not free, "free" trade that benefits MegaCorporations and Elites. They should be stripped of citizenship and given to countries that want them.

    🎆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎇

    Replies: @songbird

    Democrats and GOP(e) blood traitors like McConnell, want highly disadvantageous, not free, “free” trade that benefits MegaCorporations and Elites. They should be stripped of citizenship and given to countries that want them.

    Saw a clip of McConnell the other day where his mouth was open, and he looked like an elderly soyjack.

    And I was surprised because I thought you had to be at least Gen X to be a soyjack.

    • LOL: A123
  161. @Mr. Hack
    @songbird

    Reconstituting the past would seem to be an arduous task. From the current bunch of "disaffected nobles" it might be hard to distinguish the candy sniffers from the common sexual deviants that wander the streets. With the American variant, we get the worst of both worlds.

    Here's how it was depicted in 1905 Europe:

    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/MFNNE9/forecast-of-the-future-of-european-monarchs-after-1905-revolution-in-russia-cartoon-from-lassiette-au-beurre-paris-29-september-1905-MFNNE9.jpg
    Forecast of the future of European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia. Cartoon from 'L'Assiette au Beurre', Paris, 29 September 1905.

    Replies: @songbird

    candy sniffers

    Never heard this term. Can you explain it?

    [MORE]

    With the American variant, we get the worst of both worlds.

    Do you mean to refer to Trump? (Or something pre-WWI?) His persona seems more working-class to me. But I don’t think America could really ever go to monarchy.

    If someone was a monarchist, IMO, the best plan would be to start fresh, selecting and trying to breed for desirable traits, rather than trying to connect to one of the old lines.

    I had thought that a return to monarchy was totally impossible, but this idea of a patriciate of 10,000, I think means that it would be the monarchists against this 10,000. Perhaps, much less outside America, but, since power is tied together, it is hard to separate them. And, of course, they are very powerful people and there isn’t really an aristocracy with even a fraction of the power. So, maybe, it is still impossible? But it might be that people would accept it, if it happened.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @songbird


    candy sniffers
     
    ?

    I should have probably written "nose candy" a euphemism for cocaine. Although I see that today, kids are actually crushing candies of a sort and then snorting the stuff. Also, I should have used a term that has a broader meaning, to include all manner of drugs that folks are using these days. I had in mind Biden's son, who often would smoke crack cocaine. I'm not aware of Trump or any of his kids using drugs, although I wouldn't be shocked to find out that such instances did occur. Some of the wider Kennedy clan (the closest that America has to a royal family) have been known to use and abuse various drugs. I supposedly saw one such individual myself, writhing from what looked like withdrawl symptoms in Harvard square, a long time ago.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  162. @songbird
    @Mr. Hack


    candy sniffers
     
    Never heard this term. Can you explain it?

    With the American variant, we get the worst of both worlds.
     
    Do you mean to refer to Trump? (Or something pre-WWI?) His persona seems more working-class to me. But I don't think America could really ever go to monarchy.

    If someone was a monarchist, IMO, the best plan would be to start fresh, selecting and trying to breed for desirable traits, rather than trying to connect to one of the old lines.

    I had thought that a return to monarchy was totally impossible, but this idea of a patriciate of 10,000, I think means that it would be the monarchists against this 10,000. Perhaps, much less outside America, but, since power is tied together, it is hard to separate them. And, of course, they are very powerful people and there isn't really an aristocracy with even a fraction of the power. So, maybe, it is still impossible? But it might be that people would accept it, if it happened.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    candy sniffers

    ?

    I should have probably written “nose candy” a euphemism for cocaine. Although I see that today, kids are actually crushing candies of a sort and then snorting the stuff. Also, I should have used a term that has a broader meaning, to include all manner of drugs that folks are using these days. I had in mind Biden’s son, who often would smoke crack cocaine. I’m not aware of Trump or any of his kids using drugs, although I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that such instances did occur. Some of the wider Kennedy clan (the closest that America has to a royal family) have been known to use and abuse various drugs. I supposedly saw one such individual myself, writhing from what looked like withdrawl symptoms in Harvard square, a long time ago.

    • Thanks: songbird
    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Mr. Hack


    I’m not aware of Trump or any of his kids using drugs, although I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that such instances did occur.
     
    If Donald Trump doesn't have a cache of adderall, ritalin, modafinil, viagra I would be surprised. As long as you have a prescription it doesn't really count I suppose. When last heard from Ozzy Osbourne reported he is higher than ever but it's all with doctor's authorization.

    The word is there is an experimental drug for Biden which makes him temporarily half lucid that he gets for press appearances, speeches, &c. My guess is it's just a mix of good old modafinil++. Scott Alexander reports that two thirds of the Silicon Valley programming staff is on modafinil. The comments in those threads are the best part.

    Semaglutide is the new one. A pill to lose weight that works better than amphetamines. Yudkowski reported in the comments it did not work for him. If your mom raised you on M&M's there may not be anything to fix it. Gwern also has straight dope on drugs.

    Replies: @S

  163. @songbird
    Finally, google is appreciating German culture. Well, at least Weimar-era Berlin culture:

    A few days back, the google doodle literally was a Weimar-era tranny - one that died from organ rejection (ovaries).

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    When I read Wilhelm Reich’s fascism book it was never clear to me whether his diagnosis of the entire country being psychotic applied more to the Weimar sex maniacs or more to the National Socialists. It is super bizarre. There is no way to do an experiment but the one definitely came after the other and if you wonder what is going to be next after allowing pervert grooming into the elementary schools the closest historical precedent is a little bit unnerving to say the least.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    There was some German writer who lived through it, when he was a boy, and he said something like "the inflation in money caused an inflation in love", which I think is actually true (though I am sure it doesn't explain the whole thing.) But, maybe, that also explains part of what we are seeing today. (And I think we will just see inflation increase, as governments try to paper over the growing differences.)

    It's really weird because the professed reason for being of the regime seems to be something like "to prevent the rise of new Nazis", but, at the same time, they seem intent on creating something even more decadent than Weimar.

    But it's pretty evident that they aren't thinking logically and have weird motivations. I mean just look at France. One week, Moroccans are rioting. The next Kurds are literally tearing up the pavement (not good optics), and still they seem to be promoting open borders. No moderation, at all, in the face of compelling evidence that open borders was a mistake

    Replies: @Barbarossa

    , @Coconuts
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    I think some people knew about it at the time, there was that French socialist deputy lady who made the famous quote about the left being the midwife of Fascism in the late 20s, after Mussolini but before the Fuhrer.

    She was executed by the Germans during the occupation iirc.

  164. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    When I read Wilhelm Reich's fascism book it was never clear to me whether his diagnosis of the entire country being psychotic applied more to the Weimar sex maniacs or more to the National Socialists. It is super bizarre. There is no way to do an experiment but the one definitely came after the other and if you wonder what is going to be next after allowing pervert grooming into the elementary schools the closest historical precedent is a little bit unnerving to say the least.

    Replies: @songbird, @Coconuts

    There was some German writer who lived through it, when he was a boy, and he said something like “the inflation in money caused an inflation in love”, which I think is actually true (though I am sure it doesn’t explain the whole thing.) But, maybe, that also explains part of what we are seeing today. (And I think we will just see inflation increase, as governments try to paper over the growing differences.)

    It’s really weird because the professed reason for being of the regime seems to be something like “to prevent the rise of new Nazis”, but, at the same time, they seem intent on creating something even more decadent than Weimar.

    But it’s pretty evident that they aren’t thinking logically and have weird motivations. I mean just look at France. One week, Moroccans are rioting. The next Kurds are literally tearing up the pavement (not good optics), and still they seem to be promoting open borders. No moderation, at all, in the face of compelling evidence that open borders was a mistake

    • Replies: @Barbarossa
    @songbird

    I suppose that systemic levels of financial instability could led to more decadence as people see less reason to invest seriously in society. This would mostly be a short term effect though, as eventually people are forced to band together more cohesively to survive.

    I mostly think that at least in our current case the sexual decadence is pushed intentionally as a way to keep people sated and distracted as society gets worse, rather than as an entirely organic effect.

  165. @Mr. Hack
    @songbird


    candy sniffers
     
    ?

    I should have probably written "nose candy" a euphemism for cocaine. Although I see that today, kids are actually crushing candies of a sort and then snorting the stuff. Also, I should have used a term that has a broader meaning, to include all manner of drugs that folks are using these days. I had in mind Biden's son, who often would smoke crack cocaine. I'm not aware of Trump or any of his kids using drugs, although I wouldn't be shocked to find out that such instances did occur. Some of the wider Kennedy clan (the closest that America has to a royal family) have been known to use and abuse various drugs. I supposedly saw one such individual myself, writhing from what looked like withdrawl symptoms in Harvard square, a long time ago.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    I’m not aware of Trump or any of his kids using drugs, although I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that such instances did occur.

    If Donald Trump doesn’t have a cache of adderall, ritalin, modafinil, viagra I would be surprised. As long as you have a prescription it doesn’t really count I suppose. When last heard from Ozzy Osbourne reported he is higher than ever but it’s all with doctor’s authorization.

    The word is there is an experimental drug for Biden which makes him temporarily half lucid that he gets for press appearances, speeches, &c. My guess is it’s just a mix of good old modafinil++. Scott Alexander reports that two thirds of the Silicon Valley programming staff is on modafinil. The comments in those threads are the best part.

    Semaglutide is the new one. A pill to lose weight that works better than amphetamines. Yudkowski reported in the comments it did not work for him. If your mom raised you on M&M’s there may not be anything to fix it. Gwern also has straight dope on drugs.

    • Replies: @S
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    The word is there is an experimental drug for Biden which makes him temporarily half lucid that he gets for press appearances, speeches, &c.
     
    'Half lucid' is certainly the key word here.

    All the same, as practically incoherant as Biden often is, could you imagine what he would be like mentally without whatever elixir or potion his advisers are likely regularly feeding him?


    'He looks drugged, Jim.


    https://youtu.be/Nwz3ag4ws5g
  166. I mistrusted the wafflehouse girl based on the grainy footage alone.

  167. Are the French finally waking up to the fact that Ukraine is actually about MENA origin migration? (1)

    French Court: Non-Ukrainians Leaving Ukraine Not Eligible for Refugee Protection

    France’s Council of State, the country’s top administrative court, has ruled that non-Ukrainian foreigners leaving Ukraine are not eligible for the same refugee protection in France as Ukrainian nationals.

    The Council of State validated a prior move by French authorities that saw non-Ukrainian nationals who left Ukraine refused the same temporary protection that had been granted to Ukrainian nationals, given they could simply go back to their home countries.

    Breitbart London

    “[T]oday a third of the refugees who pass through Ukraine who do not come from Ukraine, but… come from sub-Saharan Africa in particular… who use this new migratory route to come to Europe,” the French MEP alleged

    The longest journey begins with a single step.

    By itself this decision is minor. However, if France can pull back from migration suicide, Europe as a whole gains. When can Macron be replaced?

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/01/01/french-court-non-ukrainians-leaving-ukraine-not-eligible-for-refugee-protection/

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @A123


    French Court: Non-Ukrainians Leaving Ukraine Not Eligible for Refugee Protection
     
    So used to seeing the opposite woke faggotry headline, I had to read that three times to make sure I wasn't seeing things.

    Wow, can common sense actually prevail?
  168. The insertion of rainbow lights at many cities’ New Years celebrations has me excited that, in the distant future, holidays might have super-based optics, instead of the plastic-fantastic that many have now.

  169. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    When I read Wilhelm Reich's fascism book it was never clear to me whether his diagnosis of the entire country being psychotic applied more to the Weimar sex maniacs or more to the National Socialists. It is super bizarre. There is no way to do an experiment but the one definitely came after the other and if you wonder what is going to be next after allowing pervert grooming into the elementary schools the closest historical precedent is a little bit unnerving to say the least.

    Replies: @songbird, @Coconuts

    I think some people knew about it at the time, there was that French socialist deputy lady who made the famous quote about the left being the midwife of Fascism in the late 20s, after Mussolini but before the Fuhrer.

    She was executed by the Germans during the occupation iirc.

  170. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    Is there any real reason to watch and listen to Douglas Macgregor? He seems to be the darling of all kremlin stooges presenting at UNZ lately, taking the place of Scott Ritter, who seems to have lost favor due to the listlessness of his predictive powers. I wonder who Ron Unz is planning to support next?

    Replies: @Mikhail

    • Replies: @A123
    @Mikhail

    NATO is a Defensive pact. It is inherently impossible to have a NATO Offensive in Ukraine. Therefore, the question becomes, "Will any member void their defense claims under the NATO treaty to attack Russian troops?"

    For the U.S., that is a clear NO! Deploying regular military units would require Congressional pre-approval, such as an Authorization for Use of Military Force [AUMF]. Without an unobtainable Declaration of War or AUMF, Not-The-President Biden is limited to irregular means (e.g. mercenaries) or relatively small numbers away from the front (e.g. trainers, intelligence). American personnel are already functionally maxed out.

    Without American involvement, I would be surprised if anyone else jumps in with large numbers of regular military units. The Baltics cannot take the risk. Poland, Italy, and Turkey Türkiye have more pressing domestic issues. France, Germany, and the UK actually want Ukraine to lose, thus maximizing permanent migration.

    The most that Kiev regime can hope for is more supplies, but that will eventually run out when a new zeitgeist fad arrives.

    PEACE 😇

  171. @A123
    Are the French finally waking up to the fact that Ukraine is actually about MENA origin migration? (1)

    French Court: Non-Ukrainians Leaving Ukraine Not Eligible for Refugee Protection

    France’s Council of State, the country’s top administrative court, has ruled that non-Ukrainian foreigners leaving Ukraine are not eligible for the same refugee protection in France as Ukrainian nationals.

    The Council of State validated a prior move by French authorities that saw non-Ukrainian nationals who left Ukraine refused the same temporary protection that had been granted to Ukrainian nationals, given they could simply go back to their home countries.
     

    Breitbart London

    "[T]oday a third of the refugees who pass through Ukraine who do not come from Ukraine, but... come from sub-Saharan Africa in particular... who use this new migratory route to come to Europe," the French MEP alleged
     
    The longest journey begins with a single step.

    By itself this decision is minor. However, if France can pull back from migration suicide, Europe as a whole gains. When can Macron be replaced?

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/01/01/french-court-non-ukrainians-leaving-ukraine-not-eligible-for-refugee-protection/

    Replies: @silviosilver

    French Court: Non-Ukrainians Leaving Ukraine Not Eligible for Refugee Protection

    So used to seeing the opposite woke faggotry headline, I had to read that three times to make sure I wasn’t seeing things.

    Wow, can common sense actually prevail?

    • Agree: A123
  172. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtOw6xZIzdE

    Replies: @A123

    NATO is a Defensive pact. It is inherently impossible to have a NATO Offensive in Ukraine. Therefore, the question becomes, “Will any member void their defense claims under the NATO treaty to attack Russian troops?”

    For the U.S., that is a clear NO! Deploying regular military units would require Congressional pre-approval, such as an Authorization for Use of Military Force [AUMF]. Without an unobtainable Declaration of War or AUMF, Not-The-President Biden is limited to irregular means (e.g. mercenaries) or relatively small numbers away from the front (e.g. trainers, intelligence). American personnel are already functionally maxed out.

    Without American involvement, I would be surprised if anyone else jumps in with large numbers of regular military units. The Baltics cannot take the risk. Poland, Italy, and Turkey Türkiye have more pressing domestic issues. France, Germany, and the UK actually want Ukraine to lose, thus maximizing permanent migration.

    The most that Kiev regime can hope for is more supplies, but that will eventually run out when a new zeitgeist fad arrives.

    PEACE 😇

  173. Danish military intelligence public prediction, posting it here for the near future reference, will be interesting to see how accurate it is:

    The army is now so badly depleted that it will take years to rebuild it. Even then, the soldiers will be more poorly equipped than before and forced to use old armoured vehicles.

    For this reason, Joakim does not believe there will be a major new Russian offensive against Kyiv in February, as Ukraine has warned. In such a short time it simply isn’t possible to train Russia’s mobilised troops for an offensive of that type.

    »We absolutely expect these smaller attacks to happen like the one in Bakhmut. But an offensive like the one we saw last February, it would take them a few years to build up to that again.«

    https://www.berlingske.dk/internationalt/danish-military-intelligence-suggests-drug-induced-megalomania-may

    • Agree: Philip Owen
    • Replies: @Philip Owen
    @sudden death

    It may not stop them trying. But not through the Pripet Marshes. The soldiers may be better prepared this time. In particular, the training in Belarus seems to be focussing on radio communiction between battlegroups. That won't cure poor junior leadership. Numbers will make logistics issues worse. The artillery is in the Donbas. Moving it will be tricky. It may be a T64 attack (in their day, very good tanks).

    I think that there may yet be a nuke in use when Ukraine is close to taking Crimea. Putin's loss of face will be extreme. If not, then this phase of the war may end with Ukraine holding Taurida and Russia the Donbas with both sides demanding demilitarized zones. That will be a ceasefire not a peace.

  174. IMO, they are targeting James Webb’s legacy purely for his marine corps officer physiognomy.

    [MORE]

  175. @sudden death
    Danish military intelligence public prediction, posting it here for the near future reference, will be interesting to see how accurate it is:

    The army is now so badly depleted that it will take years to rebuild it. Even then, the soldiers will be more poorly equipped than before and forced to use old armoured vehicles.

    For this reason, Joakim does not believe there will be a major new Russian offensive against Kyiv in February, as Ukraine has warned. In such a short time it simply isn’t possible to train Russia’s mobilised troops for an offensive of that type.

    »We absolutely expect these smaller attacks to happen like the one in Bakhmut. But an offensive like the one we saw last February, it would take them a few years to build up to that again.«
     

    https://www.berlingske.dk/internationalt/danish-military-intelligence-suggests-drug-induced-megalomania-may

    Replies: @Philip Owen

    It may not stop them trying. But not through the Pripet Marshes. The soldiers may be better prepared this time. In particular, the training in Belarus seems to be focussing on radio communiction between battlegroups. That won’t cure poor junior leadership. Numbers will make logistics issues worse. The artillery is in the Donbas. Moving it will be tricky. It may be a T64 attack (in their day, very good tanks).

    I think that there may yet be a nuke in use when Ukraine is close to taking Crimea. Putin’s loss of face will be extreme. If not, then this phase of the war may end with Ukraine holding Taurida and Russia the Donbas with both sides demanding demilitarized zones. That will be a ceasefire not a peace.

  176. New year’s resolution if you can’t think of anything else:

    make a to do list every day and have goals. Rich people almost all do this. A lot of people who aren’t rich don’t do this. : )

    • Replies: @Jmaie
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Make a to do list every day and have goals. Almost all rich people do this.
     
    Or, the type of people to be financially successful are the same type of people that make to do lists.

    Reminds me of the idea that, because highly educated people read a lot to their children, therefore stupid people can make their children smarter by reading to them. Causation is backwards.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  177. @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    There was some German writer who lived through it, when he was a boy, and he said something like "the inflation in money caused an inflation in love", which I think is actually true (though I am sure it doesn't explain the whole thing.) But, maybe, that also explains part of what we are seeing today. (And I think we will just see inflation increase, as governments try to paper over the growing differences.)

    It's really weird because the professed reason for being of the regime seems to be something like "to prevent the rise of new Nazis", but, at the same time, they seem intent on creating something even more decadent than Weimar.

    But it's pretty evident that they aren't thinking logically and have weird motivations. I mean just look at France. One week, Moroccans are rioting. The next Kurds are literally tearing up the pavement (not good optics), and still they seem to be promoting open borders. No moderation, at all, in the face of compelling evidence that open borders was a mistake

    Replies: @Barbarossa

    I suppose that systemic levels of financial instability could led to more decadence as people see less reason to invest seriously in society. This would mostly be a short term effect though, as eventually people are forced to band together more cohesively to survive.

    I mostly think that at least in our current case the sexual decadence is pushed intentionally as a way to keep people sated and distracted as society gets worse, rather than as an entirely organic effect.

  178. I’ve been keeping up with dabbling with the Wim Hof techniques although cold acclimation is a bust for now since it’s warmed up to the 40’s and low 50’s. Working outside all day in a tee shirt in 45 degree weather isn’t exactly roughing it!

    I did try the cold shower bit, turning it to fully cold for the last couple of minutes. The first ten seconds suck but then it’s actually enjoyable and I feel very refreshed and clear headed.

    The breathing technique seems fairly impressive so far. If my heart rate is down a bit I’ve been able to hold my breath for up to 3:54 and between 3:00 to 3:30 with normal active heart rate. Also, my breath holding without doing any breathing exercises beforehand has gone from around 0:50 to around 1:20. This seems like a very impressive increase in just a couple of days. Also, mood and energy are increased after doing the breathing/ breath hold. It’s been a notably better way to start out in the morning. On Friday I was feeling quite beat from a particularly strenuous day of work and when I got home I did a round of breathing/ breath hold and felt very awake and energized.

    Overall it’s been very impressive to me and a very practical addition to my day. I’ll be interested to see how it pans out over the longer term.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Barbarossa

    I do wonder about all those British sailors who used to come down with rheumatic diseases when they were sailing in cold waters. Probably it was related to being wet. Maybe, also the crowded conditions, and lack of sunlight? IIRC, they did do some scientific study on it - maybe, the earliest linking disease to weather conditions.

    (Here is one of the more famous victims, at one time, though largely forgotten today:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Holman)

    Don't think it could be caused by taking cold showers, but I myself like to be cautious about them. My grandfather in Ireland (cold, wet country) used to have bad rheumatism in his hands while riding his bike in the damp.
    ____
    I think porn definitely could be seen as a societal release valve for young men out of the mating market. Something promoted by the elites by design.

    Some of the sex stuff, I think is about the financialization of the hindbrain. It maybe follows, when nothing is thought of as being sacred, and public squares are plastered with advertisements as big as churches.

    I suspect that the heights of depravity that we've reached have a lot to do with advanced medical technology. Most specifically HIV meds and antibiotics for syphilis. No HIV meds probably would have meant no tranny insanity. No antibiotics, possibly no homo insanity. Both would have directly killed off large numbers of the lobby, not even considering other effects.

  179. @Barbarossa
    I've been keeping up with dabbling with the Wim Hof techniques although cold acclimation is a bust for now since it's warmed up to the 40's and low 50's. Working outside all day in a tee shirt in 45 degree weather isn't exactly roughing it!

    I did try the cold shower bit, turning it to fully cold for the last couple of minutes. The first ten seconds suck but then it's actually enjoyable and I feel very refreshed and clear headed.

    The breathing technique seems fairly impressive so far. If my heart rate is down a bit I've been able to hold my breath for up to 3:54 and between 3:00 to 3:30 with normal active heart rate. Also, my breath holding without doing any breathing exercises beforehand has gone from around 0:50 to around 1:20. This seems like a very impressive increase in just a couple of days. Also, mood and energy are increased after doing the breathing/ breath hold. It's been a notably better way to start out in the morning. On Friday I was feeling quite beat from a particularly strenuous day of work and when I got home I did a round of breathing/ breath hold and felt very awake and energized.

    Overall it's been very impressive to me and a very practical addition to my day. I'll be interested to see how it pans out over the longer term.

    Replies: @songbird

    I do wonder about all those British sailors who used to come down with rheumatic diseases when they were sailing in cold waters.

    [MORE]
    Probably it was related to being wet. Maybe, also the crowded conditions, and lack of sunlight? IIRC, they did do some scientific study on it – maybe, the earliest linking disease to weather conditions.

    (Here is one of the more famous victims, at one time, though largely forgotten today:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Holman)

    Don’t think it could be caused by taking cold showers, but I myself like to be cautious about them. My grandfather in Ireland (cold, wet country) used to have bad rheumatism in his hands while riding his bike in the damp.
    ____
    I think porn definitely could be seen as a societal release valve for young men out of the mating market. Something promoted by the elites by design.

    Some of the sex stuff, I think is about the financialization of the hindbrain. It maybe follows, when nothing is thought of as being sacred, and public squares are plastered with advertisements as big as churches.

    I suspect that the heights of depravity that we’ve reached have a lot to do with advanced medical technology. Most specifically HIV meds and antibiotics for syphilis. No HIV meds probably would have meant no tranny insanity. No antibiotics, possibly no homo insanity. Both would have directly killed off large numbers of the lobby, not even considering other effects.

  180. A new political cartoon from Kolyada:

  181. Another sign that the influence of Hollywood is declining:

    [MORE]

    Trouble is that the creative cohorts in Japan have been declining for years and will continue to decline.

    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @songbird

    Learned some important genetic stuff after a German wignat started mouthing off.

    ---
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1609806155555176448/photo/1

    0.05 is about Portugal to Sweden.
    0.02 means same gene pool - we're same as Eastern Steppe let alone Vedic Aryans.
    --

    Modern N Euros are about 0.02 to Western Steppe (Corded Ware/Sintashta) as well.

    The blonde-pale myth is also demolished. incl for Tarim Basin Mummies.

    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1378291105016422403
    https://mobile.twitter.com/sovelios/status/1608706295041003521
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1593974793866706945
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1454059724085731335
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1555574738726297600

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @songbird

  182. Ireland continues to struggle with Muslim Invasion (1)

    Four Hospitalised After Mass Stabbing at Migrant Hotel in Ireland

    …around 65,000 would-be refugees and asylum seekers supposedly from Ukraine and beyond arriving in the country this year.

    Such a massive influx into a nation of only around five million people has put great strain on resources, with the government rapidly running out of places to house many of the new arrivals, often resorting to contracting out hotels and even using disused office blocks to lodge migrants.

    It was reportedly at one of these hotels where the stabbing incident occurred, with the Irish Times reporting that police were called out to the Hotel Killarney at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening local time, which is currently being used as migrant accommodation.

    Hermann Kelly

    Afghan migrants in New Plantation centre in Termonfeckin demand halal food, muslim chef, bigger rooms and that we Irish adopt to their needs. #IrelandisFull

    VIDEO below [MORE]

    “Religion cannot be adapted. You have to deal with that.”

    When will common sense prevail? Could Ireland be the next Italy?
    ___________

    PEACE 😇

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/01/02/four-hospitalised-after-mass-stabbing-at-migrant-hotel-in-ireland/

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @songbird
    @A123


    When will common sense prevail? Could Ireland be the next Italy?
     
    Regrettably, I think that Ireland's power structures have changed too radically from medieval times, when the power was in land, so, with the divided terrain, there was always opposition. The vast well of power and population is in Dublin and it is under the near total control of globalists, in a more complete way than the Pale was ever n control by the English. They always had to maintain defenses and, at times, it was very tense and even dangerous for them - not so for the globalists.

    IMO, Italy may be different because its population centers are spread out geographically into many cities. Harder for the globalists to control.

    Regarding that interview: I thought it was funny when the guy said something like "we are wearing your clothes" as if that was a sign they were integrated and everything was okay. I am sure that a Neanderthal could dress himself, if provided with modern clothing. And there have been times when an enemy soldier dons the uniform of the other side. Not that I expect him to adopt Christianity, but let's not delude ourselves, he shouldn't be there, period. Nothing good can come from it, for the natives.

    The sad thing about Ireland is that you can see that they are often dropped into the most remote, and scenic countryside. Killarney is a fairly remote area, surrounded by mountains. Eagles used to dwell near there. In the famine, there was a tale about some guy climbing into a nest, and putting a band around the neck of the hatchlings, so that he could steal the food for his family before they could swallow all of it.
  183. • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    I don't think that your kremlin stooge heroes Ritter or Macgregor saw this one coming. They say that it's on a par with the downing of the flagship Russian Moskva battleship. No cigarette butts cited as the reason for the massive destruction of the ammo depot:

    https://youtu.be/NY4x-i-OdwU

    65 or 400 casualties?

    Replies: @Mikhail

  184. Facts w/o comment. Lugansk People’s Republic (now a region in the RF).

    Years change, Ukies do not.

    Ukies shelled LPR territory 1353 times in 2022. Ukie shelling in 2022 destroyed or damaged more than 3,500 houses.

    Ukie shelling in 2022 killed 169 civilians, including 21 child. Ukie shelling in 2022 wounded 624 civilians, including 50 children.

    Yesterday the city of Rubezhnoe (LPR) was shelled by Ukies again. Thank goodness, nobody was killed. Wounded: 14-year old boy and 58-years old woman.

    If these facts do not explain to someone what’s going on, that person is hopeless.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @AnonfromTN

    Counting figures, down to single individuals already, before the smoke of war has passed the battlefield? (ridiculous).

    This can only be attributed to some information posted by some kremlinstooge news outlet!

    Wake up professor, and know that "the truth will set you free"...

    https://media.tenor.com/VqFs_xnqj6EAAAAC/close-your-eyes-dont-look-at-it.gif

    , @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    In 2021, 7 people were killed in all of Donbas, and no children.

    What changed in 2022 and who initiated that change?

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  185. Peter Hitchens seems to be quite blackpilled these days:

    [MORE]

    Perhaps, not without reason:

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
  186. @A123
    Ireland continues to struggle with Muslim Invasion (1)


    Four Hospitalised After Mass Stabbing at Migrant Hotel in Ireland

    ...around 65,000 would-be refugees and asylum seekers supposedly from Ukraine and beyond arriving in the country this year.

    Such a massive influx into a nation of only around five million people has put great strain on resources, with the government rapidly running out of places to house many of the new arrivals, often resorting to contracting out hotels and even using disused office blocks to lodge migrants.

    It was reportedly at one of these hotels where the stabbing incident occurred, with the Irish Times reporting that police were called out to the Hotel Killarney at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening local time, which is currently being used as migrant accommodation.


    Hermann Kelly

    Afghan migrants in New Plantation centre in Termonfeckin demand halal food, muslim chef, bigger rooms and that we Irish adopt to their needs. #IrelandisFull
     
    VIDEO below [MORE]

    "Religion cannot be adapted. You have to deal with that."
     

     
    When will common sense prevail? Could Ireland be the next Italy?
    ___________

    PEACE 😇

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/01/02/four-hospitalised-after-mass-stabbing-at-migrant-hotel-in-ireland/



    https://twitter.com/hermannkelly/status/1608808654626775043?s=20

    Replies: @songbird

    When will common sense prevail? Could Ireland be the next Italy?

    Regrettably, I think that Ireland’s power structures have changed too radically from medieval times, when the power was in land, so, with the divided terrain, there was always opposition. The vast well of power and population is in Dublin and it is under the near total control of globalists, in a more complete way than the Pale was ever n control by the English. They always had to maintain defenses and, at times, it was very tense and even dangerous for them – not so for the globalists.

    [MORE]

    IMO, Italy may be different because its population centers are spread out geographically into many cities. Harder for the globalists to control.

    Regarding that interview: I thought it was funny when the guy said something like “we are wearing your clothes” as if that was a sign they were integrated and everything was okay. I am sure that a Neanderthal could dress himself, if provided with modern clothing. And there have been times when an enemy soldier dons the uniform of the other side. Not that I expect him to adopt Christianity, but let’s not delude ourselves, he shouldn’t be there, period. Nothing good can come from it, for the natives.

    The sad thing about Ireland is that you can see that they are often dropped into the most remote, and scenic countryside. Killarney is a fairly remote area, surrounded by mountains. Eagles used to dwell near there. In the famine, there was a tale about some guy climbing into a nest, and putting a band around the neck of the hatchlings, so that he could steal the food for his family before they could swallow all of it.

  187. Being old good FSB cadre worker Strelkov recently exposed Douglas Mcgregor types as real US sabotage agents inside RF instead of being paid RF parrots inside US, lol

    • Thanks: Mr. Hack
    • LOL: Mikhail
  188. Sher Singh says:
    @songbird
    Another sign that the influence of Hollywood is declining:
    https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1609763974173847552?s=20&t=xfab8AtgYQYZIlimw2eY6Q

    Trouble is that the creative cohorts in Japan have been declining for years and will continue to decline.

    Replies: @Sher Singh

    Learned some important genetic stuff after a German wignat started mouthing off.


    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1609806155555176448/photo/1

    0.05 is about Portugal to Sweden.
    0.02 means same gene pool – we’re same as Eastern Steppe let alone Vedic Aryans.

    Modern N Euros are about 0.02 to Western Steppe (Corded Ware/Sintashta) as well.

    The blonde-pale myth is also demolished. incl for Tarim Basin Mummies.

    [MORE]


    https://mobile.twitter.com/sovelios/status/1608706295041003521

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Sher Singh

    It's only the 1% ruling class who had blonde hair and blue eyes. 99% were like Helots. Well, if the Helots were close to negroes. That's the genetic source of India.

    Buddhism was a religion of white supremacy in origin. Julius Evola has all this covered.

    , @songbird
    @Sher Singh

    Earliest Tarim mummies from the Bronze Age (up to 1700 BC) were not PIE.

    Later ones were, but not sequenced (1900 years or so). Tattoos and strong Scythian influences. Tocharian from surviving manuscripts is clearly a PIE language. Cherchen man (1000 BC) was probably PIE.

    Fair chance that the earliest mummies also had light hair and skin based on looks. Blond hair is thought to come from ANE, anyway. (Earliest Tarim were 80% ANE) No population like that today, so, IMO, direct SNP prediction probably not super useful. Udmurts have a lot of ANE and red hair. Some East Asians are quite pale despite lacking Euro SNPs. Ainu (also high ANE) had pretty pale skin.

    Chedder Man reconstruction was absolute BS. Look at Ashkenazim - some are darkish, some quite pale, even though they were in Northern Europe <1000 years. Probably picked up the pale variants from Euros, and they were selected for. Similar thing would have happened much earlier, to the natives in those latitudes. Would have picked them from archaic hominins, like Neanderthals. It is just they were different variants.

    Replies: @Sher Singh

  189. @Sher Singh
    @songbird

    Learned some important genetic stuff after a German wignat started mouthing off.

    ---
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1609806155555176448/photo/1

    0.05 is about Portugal to Sweden.
    0.02 means same gene pool - we're same as Eastern Steppe let alone Vedic Aryans.
    --

    Modern N Euros are about 0.02 to Western Steppe (Corded Ware/Sintashta) as well.

    The blonde-pale myth is also demolished. incl for Tarim Basin Mummies.

    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1378291105016422403
    https://mobile.twitter.com/sovelios/status/1608706295041003521
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1593974793866706945
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1454059724085731335
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1555574738726297600

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @songbird

    It’s only the 1% ruling class who had blonde hair and blue eyes. 99% were like Helots. Well, if the Helots were close to negroes. That’s the genetic source of India.

    Buddhism was a religion of white supremacy in origin. Julius Evola has all this covered.

    • Agree: Sher Singh
    • LOL: songbird
  190. @AnonfromTN
    Facts w/o comment. Lugansk People’s Republic (now a region in the RF).

    Years change, Ukies do not.

    Ukies shelled LPR territory 1353 times in 2022. Ukie shelling in 2022 destroyed or damaged more than 3,500 houses.

    Ukie shelling in 2022 killed 169 civilians, including 21 child. Ukie shelling in 2022 wounded 624 civilians, including 50 children.

    Yesterday the city of Rubezhnoe (LPR) was shelled by Ukies again. Thank goodness, nobody was killed. Wounded: 14-year old boy and 58-years old woman.

    If these facts do not explain to someone what’s going on, that person is hopeless.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

    Counting figures, down to single individuals already, before the smoke of war has passed the battlefield? (ridiculous).

    This can only be attributed to some information posted by some kremlinstooge news outlet!

    Wake up professor, and know that “the truth will set you free”…

  191. @Sher Singh
    @songbird

    Learned some important genetic stuff after a German wignat started mouthing off.

    ---
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1609806155555176448/photo/1

    0.05 is about Portugal to Sweden.
    0.02 means same gene pool - we're same as Eastern Steppe let alone Vedic Aryans.
    --

    Modern N Euros are about 0.02 to Western Steppe (Corded Ware/Sintashta) as well.

    The blonde-pale myth is also demolished. incl for Tarim Basin Mummies.

    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1378291105016422403
    https://mobile.twitter.com/sovelios/status/1608706295041003521
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1593974793866706945
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1454059724085731335
    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1555574738726297600

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @songbird

    Earliest Tarim mummies from the Bronze Age (up to 1700 BC) were not PIE.

    Later ones were, but not sequenced (1900 years or so). Tattoos and strong Scythian influences. Tocharian from surviving manuscripts is clearly a PIE language. Cherchen man (1000 BC) was probably PIE.

    Fair chance that the earliest mummies also had light hair and skin based on looks. Blond hair is thought to come from ANE, anyway. (Earliest Tarim were 80% ANE) No population like that today, so, IMO, direct SNP prediction probably not super useful. Udmurts have a lot of ANE and red hair. Some East Asians are quite pale despite lacking Euro SNPs. Ainu (also high ANE) had pretty pale skin.

    Chedder Man reconstruction was absolute BS. Look at Ashkenazim – some are darkish, some quite pale, even though they were in Northern Europe <1000 years. Probably picked up the pale variants from Euros, and they were selected for. Similar thing would have happened much earlier, to the natives in those latitudes. Would have picked them from archaic hominins, like Neanderthals. It is just they were different variants.

    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @songbird

    Well, I know the information presenting a non blonde blue + black person origin of Indians (Punjabis) is accurate because:

    Drum roll

    I was banned from the Karlin discord shortly after.

    😁

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ

  192. @Beckow
    @AP


    ...According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152
     
    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don't believe "UN" or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow. The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of "being Russian" and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc...

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940. To project the murderous quality of Nazis, Poles, Bandera, etc... into this era is simply false. The only side that is starting to show signs of Nazi-fascist madness ("Ukies uber alles!!!) is the current government in Kiev - and they are doing it because they are losing the war, out of desperation.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to "attack Russia together". They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich). Too bad for the Poles that they were next since they are Slavs and live in an area that Germany had to have and settle. The sad Polish one-sided friendship with England-France has never helped Poland - I documented it many times, Poland was abandoned in 1939 by the West and under no circumstances were any English-Americans going to invade and liberate Poland. Russia had to do it. That is reality that you - and most Poles - simply can't accept so you lie and lie - using your term. They will again pay a heavy prize for this idiocy.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @AP

    “According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152”

    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don’t believe “UN” or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow.

    Liar was caught as usual so now the excuse is that no number is real so there are no lies.

    The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of “being Russian”

    You managed two lies in one phrase.

    Dead in Donbas war were casualties of a war that was created by Russia, not Ukraine. They were not murdered, and didn’t die for “being Russian” (no Russians in Kharkiv or Kiev were killed, only the ones where there was a rebellion armed by and led by Russians).

    and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc…

    They had elementary schools but not secondary schools. Why? Based on the democratic election results. The Ukrainian people rejected biligualism for the country. If the Ukrainians wanted full biligualism they would have voted for parties that supported that. Instead, Ukrainian voters chose a softer version of the French or American model.

    Now Russia is even more unpopular so we can expect the Russian-language elementary schools to be gone also. A natural consequence of the war.

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940.

    That was the last time someone in Europe behaved as Putin is behaving.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to “attack Russia together”.

    Another lie. However Poland rebuffed Germany’s offer of an alliance against the Soviets. This cost Poland dearly, but saved Russia which has never shown gratitude.

    Your country is the one that chose to join Germany rather fight against it, and even paid with its own money to send its Jews to German death camps, after all. If Poland were like Slovakia the USSR would have lost. Millions of Poles died because Poland refused an alliance with Germany against the Soviets, but thanks to Poland’s sense of honor (something you are incapable of understanding, only mocking) the USSR lived.

    They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich).

    This old lie of yours had already been debunked by reiner tor or German Reader (?) awhile ago. Czechoslovakia was betrayed by its Western allies and agreed to give up territory to Germany.

    You have in the past lied about there being a Polish-German alliance against Czechoslovakia. There wasn’t. Czechoslovakia was already getting dismembered through no fault of Poland, and so the Polish state through an agreement with the Czechoslovak government bloodlessly took in territory with a Polish population (the same area had been violently seized by Czechoslovakia 20 years earlier – in that action the Czechs actually had killed some Poles). I guess you would prefer it if Germany took those lands instead?

    BTW your prediction on February 25:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-176/#comment-5196873

    “Kharkov is burning. Looks like it will be over in 10 days.”

    February 23:

    “To desert is very hard, until the actual fighting starts. Then you have chaos. How many of the tens of thousands would run away or foist a white flag (or even the Russian flag) when faced with annihilation? How many officers would choose to save themselves? If Russia declares a no-flight zone over Ukraine (they could), block access to the Black See (they could), that would leave only land borders…how many officers sitting on the front would make it? These people aren’t stupid. You want them to die to make a point, but enough of them may disagree.”

    “Have you considered the mental state of most Ukie soldiers? They are sitting exposed on the border and infinitely stronger enemy has moved towards them. If Russia unleashes their weapons they can annihilate 50% or more of the Ukrainian troops in 24 hours. Any Ukie shooting would destroy a few buildings, if lucky a few dozen soldiers-civilians.

    The officers have been warned that they will be held accountable afterwards for ‘war crimes’ – the guys on both sides know each other and talk. The Western minders are gone, and even the die-hard Galicians are probably heading home to pack, just in case.”

    :::::::::::

    You revealed very clearly what you would do if someone invaded your country.

    • Agree: sudden death
    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @AP


    You revealed very clearly what you would do if someone invaded your country.

     

    I would welcome the troops of any country that invaded the US. I know I'm not the only one. Death to America.
    , @Mikhail
    @AP

    https://www.rt.com/news/569313-poland-react-ukraine-nazi-collaborator/

    Replies: @Mikhail

    , @Beckow
    @AP

    It is pointless to even respond to you. You are small bitter man who can't argue coherently or logically, so you simply descend into hysteria ("lies, lies!!!!").

    There was a "German-Polish alliance" against Czechoslovakia in 1938 when they grabbed territory together: Poland took Tesin and 2 districts - they did it in alliance with Hitler, what else would it be?

    Churchill called Poland a hyena of Europe for that - own up to it. They also paid a horrible price for it less than a year later. Your lying about something that is so well-known, that even Polish gments admitted it repeatedly, why deny something so obvious?

    It devalues all your assertions.

    Replies: @AP

  193. @AnonfromTN
    Facts w/o comment. Lugansk People’s Republic (now a region in the RF).

    Years change, Ukies do not.

    Ukies shelled LPR territory 1353 times in 2022. Ukie shelling in 2022 destroyed or damaged more than 3,500 houses.

    Ukie shelling in 2022 killed 169 civilians, including 21 child. Ukie shelling in 2022 wounded 624 civilians, including 50 children.

    Yesterday the city of Rubezhnoe (LPR) was shelled by Ukies again. Thank goodness, nobody was killed. Wounded: 14-year old boy and 58-years old woman.

    If these facts do not explain to someone what’s going on, that person is hopeless.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

    In 2021, 7 people were killed in all of Donbas, and no children.

    What changed in 2022 and who initiated that change?

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @AP


    In 2021, 7 people were killed in all of Donbas
     
    Seven murders in 2021? Rare criminal is guilty of that many. Someone deserves to hang.

    Replies: @AP

  194. @Resist Covid Slavery
    @A123


    The CCP under Xi has made catastrophic errors. Most notably contaminating the world with their leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.

     

    It's not a "catastrophic error" when you realize that Xi and China's ruling elite is implementing CBDCs and Digital IDs to subjugate their populations more absolutely like 99% of other ruling elites the world over.

    Having said that, it's true China's going to need national unity for the upcoming war against the USA, presumably over Taiwan. So adjusting the economy, society and military preparations for that makes sense.

    As for the "Wuhan origins of Covid", honest truth is that Ron Unz is actually right when he states that it was an American biowarfare attack against China. Still, Unz doesn't explain it properly and the proposition sounds insane on first appearance. It's important to clarify that China hosted international military games in Wuhan in 2019 with the USA team not only appearing sick and unwell, but also performing very badly, which is obviously very strange for the country with one of, if not the most, powerful militaries in the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Military_World_Games

    This is the context that makes it plausible and entirely possible that Covid was actually an American biowarfare attack against China.

    Otherwise it's true that there were dodgy laboratories in Wuhan and that the workers/virologists could've been careless with the experimental material inside it, aside from the dodgy ethics and amorality of deliberately experimenting with potentially lethal viruses. Regardless, there is no way "Covid" originated from the Wuhan wet market, it was either a laboratory leak or deliberately brought by the US military team to China and then spread the world over from there.

    The sides are best described as:
    ♦ Manda-Vaxxers
    ♦ Vaxx-Realists


     

    This is confusing two issues. The issue of vaccination as a dodgy and unreliable health mechanism, and the pretext of how "Covid" is used to literally enslave populations worldwide. As bad as the former is, it's important to really keep focus on the latter.

    One can make a Vaxx-Realist case for voluntary vaccine promotion to elderly with multiple preexisting conditions, and other very high risk groups.

     

    Honestly, judging from what one can see from dissident scientists and virologists on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet, this is an understatement. Maybe it's pointless to recite all the horror cases of the vaxxed young and seemingly healthy people dying from heart attacks, build-up of bile in the lungs, and etc. ...

    Vaccination is not some sort of sacred miracle of medicine, but just a mechanism that can be as dodgy as any other injection into the body, so most non-Covid vaccines are probably fine. Still counting my lucky stars I didn't go for a "booster" like the vast majority of obedient losers.


    Mandatory vaccination of healthy adults and children is absurd authoritarianism.

    The exaggerated Manda-Vaxx response to WUHAN-19 virus benefited BigPharma at everyone’s expense. Part of that was suppressing information on better treatment options: (1)

    THE META-ANALYSIS: Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective.

     

    Agree.

    Trump was right! Again!

    #NeverTrump RINO’s are election deniers bent on depriving him of the Presidency he irrefutably won in 2020. Hopefully this irrationality can be quashed in favour of keeping the MAGA movement alive.
     

    There is some merit that "Covid" was deliberately planned from the Jackson Hole meeting in 2019 partly with the purpose of blocking a 2nd term of Trump as president.

    Still, to make more sense of all this, I recommend the book below:

    States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Population in Check - by Kees van der Pijl.

    Besides some tangents about Trump and Israel-Palestine (the author's Twitter account is also disproportionately occupied with the latter issue), the book explains the core issue of how "Covid" is a political issue, not a health issue. The coolest thing about the book though is the fact that it cites multiple Unz Review articles as a source, particularly those of Ron Unz and Max Parry. What's sad though is the author's naive and misplaced optimism at the end of the book that effective resistance is actually possible, since no politician or other elite personality is willing to go up against this due to organizational issues, but also the inherent nature of power. The Canadian truckers (anyone still remember or care about them???) and their outcome is a case in point of this ...

    Replies: @A123, @Emil Nikola Richard, @Jmaie

    It was either a laboratory leak, or deliberately brought to Wuhan

    Never put off to malfeasance what can be explained by incompetence. I am more of the opinion that it was accidentally brought to Wuhan by the US military team going to the games.

    • Agree: Barbarossa
    • Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Jmaie


    Never put off to malfeasance what can be explained by incompetence. I am more of the opinion that it was accidentally brought to Wuhan by the US military team going to the games.

     

    Even if any assumptions about the US military's competence are put aside, it seems naive to presume that the USA has no malevolent or hostile motives towards China. This isn't to uncritically support China's narrative, but the motivation to sabotage China's economy/economic growth with a "Covid virus" in order to suppress or "deter" a rapidly rising massive great power rival that threatens to overthrow USA world hegemony couldn't be more obvious. Especially when the preparations for war over Taiwan between the USA and China couldn't be clearer. For further consideration are also USA measures like sanctions on Chinese semiconductors, Huawei-5G bans, Tik-Tok bans, and so on which also has the obvious motive of attempting to derail Chinese economic growth and international technology sharing/proliferation.

    The motive couldn't seem to be more obvious (beyond imposing the Covid regime for domestic masses and derailing a 2nd Trump Presidency along with the tide of "populists"/nativists in the West, or just a general "disciplining" of the masses by the government of post-modern managerial bureaucratic ruling elites the world over).

    Replies: @S

  195. @AP
    @Beckow


    "According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152"

    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don’t believe “UN” or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow.
     
    Liar was caught as usual so now the excuse is that no number is real so there are no lies.

    The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of “being Russian”
     
    You managed two lies in one phrase.

    Dead in Donbas war were casualties of a war that was created by Russia, not Ukraine. They were not murdered, and didn't die for "being Russian" (no Russians in Kharkiv or Kiev were killed, only the ones where there was a rebellion armed by and led by Russians).

    and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc…
     
    They had elementary schools but not secondary schools. Why? Based on the democratic election results. The Ukrainian people rejected biligualism for the country. If the Ukrainians wanted full biligualism they would have voted for parties that supported that. Instead, Ukrainian voters chose a softer version of the French or American model.

    Now Russia is even more unpopular so we can expect the Russian-language elementary schools to be gone also. A natural consequence of the war.

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940.
     
    That was the last time someone in Europe behaved as Putin is behaving.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to “attack Russia together”.
     
    Another lie. However Poland rebuffed Germany's offer of an alliance against the Soviets. This cost Poland dearly, but saved Russia which has never shown gratitude.

    Your country is the one that chose to join Germany rather fight against it, and even paid with its own money to send its Jews to German death camps, after all. If Poland were like Slovakia the USSR would have lost. Millions of Poles died because Poland refused an alliance with Germany against the Soviets, but thanks to Poland's sense of honor (something you are incapable of understanding, only mocking) the USSR lived.

    They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich).
     
    This old lie of yours had already been debunked by reiner tor or German Reader (?) awhile ago. Czechoslovakia was betrayed by its Western allies and agreed to give up territory to Germany.

    You have in the past lied about there being a Polish-German alliance against Czechoslovakia. There wasn't. Czechoslovakia was already getting dismembered through no fault of Poland, and so the Polish state through an agreement with the Czechoslovak government bloodlessly took in territory with a Polish population (the same area had been violently seized by Czechoslovakia 20 years earlier - in that action the Czechs actually had killed some Poles). I guess you would prefer it if Germany took those lands instead?

    BTW your prediction on February 25:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-176/#comment-5196873

    "Kharkov is burning. Looks like it will be over in 10 days."

    February 23:

    "To desert is very hard, until the actual fighting starts. Then you have chaos. How many of the tens of thousands would run away or foist a white flag (or even the Russian flag) when faced with annihilation? How many officers would choose to save themselves? If Russia declares a no-flight zone over Ukraine (they could), block access to the Black See (they could), that would leave only land borders…how many officers sitting on the front would make it? These people aren’t stupid. You want them to die to make a point, but enough of them may disagree."

    "Have you considered the mental state of most Ukie soldiers? They are sitting exposed on the border and infinitely stronger enemy has moved towards them. If Russia unleashes their weapons they can annihilate 50% or more of the Ukrainian troops in 24 hours. Any Ukie shooting would destroy a few buildings, if lucky a few dozen soldiers-civilians.

    The officers have been warned that they will be held accountable afterwards for ‘war crimes’ – the guys on both sides know each other and talk. The Western minders are gone, and even the die-hard Galicians are probably heading home to pack, just in case."

    :::::::::::

    You revealed very clearly what you would do if someone invaded your country.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Mikhail, @Beckow

    You revealed very clearly what you would do if someone invaded your country.

    I would welcome the troops of any country that invaded the US. I know I’m not the only one. Death to America.

    • LOL: Yahya
  196. S says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Mr. Hack


    I’m not aware of Trump or any of his kids using drugs, although I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that such instances did occur.
     
    If Donald Trump doesn't have a cache of adderall, ritalin, modafinil, viagra I would be surprised. As long as you have a prescription it doesn't really count I suppose. When last heard from Ozzy Osbourne reported he is higher than ever but it's all with doctor's authorization.

    The word is there is an experimental drug for Biden which makes him temporarily half lucid that he gets for press appearances, speeches, &c. My guess is it's just a mix of good old modafinil++. Scott Alexander reports that two thirds of the Silicon Valley programming staff is on modafinil. The comments in those threads are the best part.

    Semaglutide is the new one. A pill to lose weight that works better than amphetamines. Yudkowski reported in the comments it did not work for him. If your mom raised you on M&M's there may not be anything to fix it. Gwern also has straight dope on drugs.

    Replies: @S

    The word is there is an experimental drug for Biden which makes him temporarily half lucid that he gets for press appearances, speeches, &c.

    ‘Half lucid’ is certainly the key word here.

    All the same, as practically incoherant as Biden often is, could you imagine what he would be like mentally without whatever elixir or potion his advisers are likely regularly feeding him?

    ‘He looks drugged, Jim.

  197. @Emil Nikola Richard
    New year's resolution if you can't think of anything else:

    make a to do list every day and have goals. Rich people almost all do this. A lot of people who aren't rich don't do this. : )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEIRAsnbe-k&t=101s&ab_channel=PatrickBoyle

    Replies: @Jmaie

    Make a to do list every day and have goals. Almost all rich people do this.

    Or, the type of people to be financially successful are the same type of people that make to do lists.

    Reminds me of the idea that, because highly educated people read a lot to their children, therefore stupid people can make their children smarter by reading to them. Causation is backwards.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Jmaie

    Excellent point.

    The logic ain't perfect but the fellow still has a fine list. : )

  198. Tempted to start sh-tposting on twitter, just to see how fast I could get one of these “reported to authorities in Germany” messages.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    If you can't get banned in one tweet you should maybe take a vacation from the Internet. Marco Polo USA has a 600 pp pdf online that has everything in it which is not explicitly illegal to publish off Hunter Biden's laptop. One of the writers said there are no Biden family social security numbers and no Biden family genitalia photos included; he claims there are nine Joe Biden felonies and ~450 Hunter Biden felonies documented.

    https://bidenlaptopreport.marcopolousa.org/report_viewer/index.html#p=1

    This you tube is spectacularly great in spots:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP8i7U6dZu4&ab_channel=RobertGouveiaEsq.

    Replies: @songbird

  199. @Mikhail
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezXGoVyAWX8

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    I don’t think that your kremlin stooge heroes Ritter or Macgregor saw this one coming. They say that it’s on a par with the downing of the flagship Russian Moskva battleship. No cigarette butts cited as the reason for the massive destruction of the ammo depot:

    65 or 400 casualties?

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Perhaps somewhere in between. Hey, they scored the kind of hit which Russian forces have been regularly doing to the Kiev regime - something very much downplayed in Western mass media.

    Kind of reminded of boxing matches, where the ultimate losers will often score some hits.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  200. @songbird
    Tempted to start sh-tposting on twitter, just to see how fast I could get one of these "reported to authorities in Germany" messages.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    If you can’t get banned in one tweet you should maybe take a vacation from the Internet. Marco Polo USA has a 600 pp pdf online that has everything in it which is not explicitly illegal to publish off Hunter Biden’s laptop. One of the writers said there are no Biden family social security numbers and no Biden family genitalia photos included; he claims there are nine Joe Biden felonies and ~450 Hunter Biden felonies documented.

    https://bidenlaptopreport.marcopolousa.org/report_viewer/index.html#p=1

    This you tube is spectacularly great in spots:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP8i7U6dZu4&ab_channel=RobertGouveiaEsq.

    • Thanks: S
    • Replies: @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Getting banned is too easy. The real challenge is to remain in the grey area where you get a grudging pass, to keep your account.
    ___
    Hard for me to believe that they will ever get Hunter or Joe. Joe plays ball, and we've already seen that they are shamelessly willing to run interference for him.

    Sam Harris summed up the position of the establishment nicely when he said: "Hunter Biden literally could have had the corpses of children in his basement, I would not have cared."

  201. @AP
    @Beckow


    "According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152"

    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don’t believe “UN” or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow.
     
    Liar was caught as usual so now the excuse is that no number is real so there are no lies.

    The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of “being Russian”
     
    You managed two lies in one phrase.

    Dead in Donbas war were casualties of a war that was created by Russia, not Ukraine. They were not murdered, and didn't die for "being Russian" (no Russians in Kharkiv or Kiev were killed, only the ones where there was a rebellion armed by and led by Russians).

    and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc…
     
    They had elementary schools but not secondary schools. Why? Based on the democratic election results. The Ukrainian people rejected biligualism for the country. If the Ukrainians wanted full biligualism they would have voted for parties that supported that. Instead, Ukrainian voters chose a softer version of the French or American model.

    Now Russia is even more unpopular so we can expect the Russian-language elementary schools to be gone also. A natural consequence of the war.

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940.
     
    That was the last time someone in Europe behaved as Putin is behaving.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to “attack Russia together”.
     
    Another lie. However Poland rebuffed Germany's offer of an alliance against the Soviets. This cost Poland dearly, but saved Russia which has never shown gratitude.

    Your country is the one that chose to join Germany rather fight against it, and even paid with its own money to send its Jews to German death camps, after all. If Poland were like Slovakia the USSR would have lost. Millions of Poles died because Poland refused an alliance with Germany against the Soviets, but thanks to Poland's sense of honor (something you are incapable of understanding, only mocking) the USSR lived.

    They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich).
     
    This old lie of yours had already been debunked by reiner tor or German Reader (?) awhile ago. Czechoslovakia was betrayed by its Western allies and agreed to give up territory to Germany.

    You have in the past lied about there being a Polish-German alliance against Czechoslovakia. There wasn't. Czechoslovakia was already getting dismembered through no fault of Poland, and so the Polish state through an agreement with the Czechoslovak government bloodlessly took in territory with a Polish population (the same area had been violently seized by Czechoslovakia 20 years earlier - in that action the Czechs actually had killed some Poles). I guess you would prefer it if Germany took those lands instead?

    BTW your prediction on February 25:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-176/#comment-5196873

    "Kharkov is burning. Looks like it will be over in 10 days."

    February 23:

    "To desert is very hard, until the actual fighting starts. Then you have chaos. How many of the tens of thousands would run away or foist a white flag (or even the Russian flag) when faced with annihilation? How many officers would choose to save themselves? If Russia declares a no-flight zone over Ukraine (they could), block access to the Black See (they could), that would leave only land borders…how many officers sitting on the front would make it? These people aren’t stupid. You want them to die to make a point, but enough of them may disagree."

    "Have you considered the mental state of most Ukie soldiers? They are sitting exposed on the border and infinitely stronger enemy has moved towards them. If Russia unleashes their weapons they can annihilate 50% or more of the Ukrainian troops in 24 hours. Any Ukie shooting would destroy a few buildings, if lucky a few dozen soldiers-civilians.

    The officers have been warned that they will be held accountable afterwards for ‘war crimes’ – the guys on both sides know each other and talk. The Western minders are gone, and even the die-hard Galicians are probably heading home to pack, just in case."

    :::::::::::

    You revealed very clearly what you would do if someone invaded your country.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Mikhail, @Beckow

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mikhail


    Vera Van Horne
    @VeraVanHorne
    Ukrainian church, the only allowed church in ‘new democracy Ukraine’, celebrates the Birthday of Stepan Bandera - a Ukrainian Nazi responsible for slaughtering thousands of Poles and Jews…
     

    https://twitter.com/RepPress/status/1584296132317806593

  202. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    I don't think that your kremlin stooge heroes Ritter or Macgregor saw this one coming. They say that it's on a par with the downing of the flagship Russian Moskva battleship. No cigarette butts cited as the reason for the massive destruction of the ammo depot:

    https://youtu.be/NY4x-i-OdwU

    65 or 400 casualties?

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Perhaps somewhere in between. Hey, they scored the kind of hit which Russian forces have been regularly doing to the Kiev regime – something very much downplayed in Western mass media.

    Kind of reminded of boxing matches, where the ultimate losers will often score some hits.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    Kind of reminded of boxing matches, where the ultimate losers will often score some hits.
     
    I couldn't agree with you any more:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ff9xi3vVEAE35BG.jpg:large

    We've heard this one before: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, etc. etc. :-)

    Replies: @Mikhail

  203. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    If you can't get banned in one tweet you should maybe take a vacation from the Internet. Marco Polo USA has a 600 pp pdf online that has everything in it which is not explicitly illegal to publish off Hunter Biden's laptop. One of the writers said there are no Biden family social security numbers and no Biden family genitalia photos included; he claims there are nine Joe Biden felonies and ~450 Hunter Biden felonies documented.

    https://bidenlaptopreport.marcopolousa.org/report_viewer/index.html#p=1

    This you tube is spectacularly great in spots:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP8i7U6dZu4&ab_channel=RobertGouveiaEsq.

    Replies: @songbird

    Getting banned is too easy. The real challenge is to remain in the grey area where you get a grudging pass, to keep your account.
    ___
    Hard for me to believe that they will ever get Hunter or Joe. Joe plays ball, and we’ve already seen that they are shamelessly willing to run interference for him.

    Sam Harris summed up the position of the establishment nicely when he said: “Hunter Biden literally could have had the corpses of children in his basement, I would not have cared.”

  204. @songbird
    @Sher Singh

    Earliest Tarim mummies from the Bronze Age (up to 1700 BC) were not PIE.

    Later ones were, but not sequenced (1900 years or so). Tattoos and strong Scythian influences. Tocharian from surviving manuscripts is clearly a PIE language. Cherchen man (1000 BC) was probably PIE.

    Fair chance that the earliest mummies also had light hair and skin based on looks. Blond hair is thought to come from ANE, anyway. (Earliest Tarim were 80% ANE) No population like that today, so, IMO, direct SNP prediction probably not super useful. Udmurts have a lot of ANE and red hair. Some East Asians are quite pale despite lacking Euro SNPs. Ainu (also high ANE) had pretty pale skin.

    Chedder Man reconstruction was absolute BS. Look at Ashkenazim - some are darkish, some quite pale, even though they were in Northern Europe <1000 years. Probably picked up the pale variants from Euros, and they were selected for. Similar thing would have happened much earlier, to the natives in those latitudes. Would have picked them from archaic hominins, like Neanderthals. It is just they were different variants.

    Replies: @Sher Singh

    Well, I know the information presenting a non blonde blue + black person origin of Indians (Punjabis) is accurate because:

    Drum roll

    I was banned from the Karlin discord shortly after.

    😁

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ

  205. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Perhaps somewhere in between. Hey, they scored the kind of hit which Russian forces have been regularly doing to the Kiev regime - something very much downplayed in Western mass media.

    Kind of reminded of boxing matches, where the ultimate losers will often score some hits.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    Kind of reminded of boxing matches, where the ultimate losers will often score some hits.

    I couldn’t agree with you any more:

    We’ve heard this one before: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, etc. etc. 🙂

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Your cartoon world serves a diversion from reality. This latest one you bring up is pure projection.

    No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems. That was done to put some pressure, that arguably resulted in the Istanbul talks, which initially were going well (until BoJo interrupted) and was used as a basis for the Russian pullout from north central Ukraine.

    I don't rule out the wishful thinking among some pro-Russian circles who thought the 50K would be enough. I wasn't among such folks.

    Kharkov and Kherson City are classic strategic withdrawals, as evident by the large casualties the Kiev regime took to get them. Russia's clear goal is attrition, involving the gradual, but noticeable destruction of Kiev regime/NATO military assets.

    Dream all you want, it's the Kev regime side with the comparatively limited military assets and considerably greater number of military losses. Russia has much more in reserve.

    If you really cared about your Ukrainian brethren in Kiev regime controlled Ukraine, you'd loathe the likes of Lindsey Graham, who is on record for supporting the parasitic proxy war against Russia to the last Ukrainian. This conflict could've and should've been avoided.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  206. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    Kind of reminded of boxing matches, where the ultimate losers will often score some hits.
     
    I couldn't agree with you any more:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ff9xi3vVEAE35BG.jpg:large

    We've heard this one before: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, etc. etc. :-)

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Your cartoon world serves a diversion from reality. This latest one you bring up is pure projection.

    No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems. That was done to put some pressure, that arguably resulted in the Istanbul talks, which initially were going well (until BoJo interrupted) and was used as a basis for the Russian pullout from north central Ukraine.

    I don’t rule out the wishful thinking among some pro-Russian circles who thought the 50K would be enough. I wasn’t among such folks.

    Kharkov and Kherson City are classic strategic withdrawals, as evident by the large casualties the Kiev regime took to get them. Russia’s clear goal is attrition, involving the gradual, but noticeable destruction of Kiev regime/NATO military assets.

    Dream all you want, it’s the Kev regime side with the comparatively limited military assets and considerably greater number of military losses. Russia has much more in reserve.

    If you really cared about your Ukrainian brethren in Kiev regime controlled Ukraine, you’d loathe the likes of Lindsey Graham, who is on record for supporting the parasitic proxy war against Russia to the last Ukrainian. This conflict could’ve and should’ve been avoided.

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems...No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems.
     
    There were considerably more than 50,000 Russian troops involved in the attack on Kyiv, including up to 400 excellently trained Russian paratroopers. Looking back now, it becomes possible to lie and say that the operation's main goal was to act as a decoy for operations going on in Eastern Ukraine, but at the time, it was an excellent military idea that if it had worked, it would have forced the whole Ukrainian war to go into a decidedly different direction of doom for all of Ukraine. Looking back now, I would say that the battle for Kyiv was the beginning of Russia's disaterous war in Ukraine, "a day late and a dollar short". Russia keeps on losing positions and battles that quite frankly do not add up to a Russian victory in the long term. Kherson and Kharkiv are more examples of complete Russian disasters that point to Russia's downward spiral. As for the Battle of Kyiv, I think that this pretty much sums it all up:

    The Russian government appeared to build its operation around the assumption that Ukrainian elites and the populace would support the overthrow of their government, or at the very least stand aside. They did not expect heavy resistance from the Ukrainian population. Second, know when to quit. The Russian government accepted a tactical defeat and the political costs associated with it in order to preserve their combat power for a decisive battle under more favorable circumstances. Both lessons seem self-explanatory, but, previously, many governments have hoped an invasion would trigger a regime change and then refused to correct course when popular support failed to materialize.
     
    https://www.russiamatters.org/analysis/lessons-battle-kyiv

    https://www.russiamatters.org/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/media/full/Depositphotos_550432578_L.jpg?itok=Ii8wKhIm

    Just a ploy for diversion? Nah, I don't buy it, more like a poorly devised battle plan that just went awry.

    Replies: @Mikhail

  207. Sher Singh says:

    Dam, so we never mixed with blacks either & both ANE/Yamnaya/Andamans are one lineage.

    [MORE]



    Always used to wonder – how can Wignats say whites are the master race, but everyone I look they’re beaten and pimped.

    Now this stuff adds up when you peel away the false narratives.

    No offense,

    • Replies: @Coconuts
    @Sher Singh

    BAP was talking about some recent finds of mass graves in Sicily from around 480 BC in one of his last podcasts. Most of the pits were filled with clearly Aegean remains, but a couple were filled with the remains of men from the Baltic region. The authors of the study said that it pointed to the presence of Northern mercenaries in Greek armies at the time.

    BAP thought it could be evidence for colonies of Northern Europeans living in Sicily at the time beside the classic Aegean types.

  208. @Mikel
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    Sadly, thanks for confirming that commenting on Unz Review is probably a waste of time.
     
    The problem is that the West really is going through a phase of decadence that could turn it into something totally different from what it has been during the past centuries of unprecedented human progress and prosperity. Hardly a new phenomenon in the history of empires and civilizations but one that we should try to resist for our own good and that of our descendants.

    Focusing on the WEF, Quanon, Covid tyrannies, Jewish cabals and all the rest is actually the best way to do nothing about the really important matters in front of our noses that don't require any kind of conspiracy theories to explain.

    It's similar to the 2020 election fraud discussion. The real, uncontroversial election fraud happened in plain view through the extreme bias and censorship of the MSM and social media, aided by the DC Establishment. I personally didn't need the Twitter Files to know that the intelligence agencies, particularly the FBI and probably some branches of Trump's own administration, were in cahoots with the MSM and Silicon Valley to put an end to his presidency. The Russiagate comedy had already made that abundantly clear. But the Twitter Files dispel any doubt about this fraud, which is why the MSM is refusing to cover it. You cannot have fair elections when 90% of the information that reaches the public is distorted in favor of one of the candidates.

    In this situation, focusing on the "Kraken", the Venezuelan involvement, they guy on the internet that shows how the results of this or that district are impossible (after all those claims have gone though the judiciary, the state legislatures, the Supreme Court and several recounts to see how much they mattered if true) is a sure way to let the US continue sliding into a corrupt, Mexican-style dedazo electoral system.

    Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery

    The problem is that the West really is going through a phase of decadence that could turn it into something totally different from what it has been during the past centuries of unprecedented human progress and prosperity. Hardly a new phenomenon in the history of empires and civilizations but one that we should try to resist for our own good and that of our descendants.

    I’m inclined to agree with your diagnosis (let’s not even go into the whole travesty you rightly highlight about what was done to Trump by the Mainstream Media), but you’re not offering any solutions.

    Anyway, 2023 is already off with a horrid start as in Brazil they’ve apparently started issuing Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) where people can only keep 80% of the value of the cash and credit/savings in their bank accounts they convert into CBDCs … Apparently there’s many cases where the government delays this process for 2 or 3 years …

    Perhaps the only thing that gives hope is that the script of the future is rarely ever 100% written in advance and that for everything, sooner or later, there is always a moment of truth. So far, from 2020 onwards many of the moments of truth in this decade have been unpleasant and painful …

    • Replies: @S
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    Perhaps the only thing that gives hope is that the script of the future is rarely ever 100% written in advance and that for everything, sooner or later, there is always a moment of truth.
     
    I agree, the best laid plans of mice and men and all that.

    Though, as a caveat, I have to say I don't think the Fall of Communism circa 1990 was a naturally occurring event, but rather was top/down in nature, the same as I don't think the imminent Fall of Capitalism (ie the economic and political collapse of the United States and it's Western bloc) will have been naturally occurring either, and will also have been a top/down event.

    In each instance, the looting of the remnants of the respective collapsed economic systems will have taken place immediately afterwards. 'The worker is worthy of his wages' those that are behind these events tell themselves.

    The synthesis of a Capitalist thesis and a Communist anti-thesis in the Global Multi-Culturalism of the expectant United States of the World/World Union super-state, a theoretical global democratic republic, but, alas, should they succeed, in reality a slavery based world order dictatorship, is to have been the British Empire's unilateral 'gift' to the world, a gift I would rather it never would have made.

    The fact that both the Communist Manifesto and the defacto 'Capitalist Manifesto', Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, were each first published in London in 1848 and 1776 respectively, should have been a hint.
  209. @Jmaie
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    It was either a laboratory leak, or deliberately brought to Wuhan
     
    Never put off to malfeasance what can be explained by incompetence. I am more of the opinion that it was accidentally brought to Wuhan by the US military team going to the games.

    Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery

    Never put off to malfeasance what can be explained by incompetence. I am more of the opinion that it was accidentally brought to Wuhan by the US military team going to the games.

    Even if any assumptions about the US military’s competence are put aside, it seems naive to presume that the USA has no malevolent or hostile motives towards China. This isn’t to uncritically support China’s narrative, but the motivation to sabotage China’s economy/economic growth with a “Covid virus” in order to suppress or “deter” a rapidly rising massive great power rival that threatens to overthrow USA world hegemony couldn’t be more obvious. Especially when the preparations for war over Taiwan between the USA and China couldn’t be clearer. For further consideration are also USA measures like sanctions on Chinese semiconductors, Huawei-5G bans, Tik-Tok bans, and so on which also has the obvious motive of attempting to derail Chinese economic growth and international technology sharing/proliferation.

    The motive couldn’t seem to be more obvious (beyond imposing the Covid regime for domestic masses and derailing a 2nd Trump Presidency along with the tide of “populists”/nativists in the West, or just a general “disciplining” of the masses by the government of post-modern managerial bureaucratic ruling elites the world over).

    • Replies: @S
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    Even if any assumptions about the US military’s competence are put aside, it seems naive to presume that the USA has no malevolent or hostile motives towards China....Especially when the preparations for war over Taiwan between the USA and China couldn’t be clearer.
     
    The US/UK with it's impending WWIII has been point by point religiously recreating the lead up to WWII.

    The latest installment was Zelensky's speech before the US Congress which mimics Churchill's December, 1941 speech in front of the same body. Of course it was that same month in 1941 which also saw Pearl Harbor occur, thus giving the United States it's desired 'back door' to war with Germany.

    Taiwan (or elsewhere in the Western Pacific) could well be where a desired new 'Pearl Harbor' like event occurs between the United States and China, thus allowing a backdoor for a desired war between the US and Russia.

    Even the effectively blacklisted New Rome* book published in 1853 seems to hint at this prospect:

    'Russia has expended all her forces in making a formidable display on her Western border. The United States are already digging the trenches for an attack in the rear.'


    https://archive.org/details/newrome00poes/page/109/mode/1up

    *This prophetic book foretells the US/UK attempting to recreate a truly global new Roman empire, and in so doing unleashing a 'world's war' upon the Earth in it's drive to conquer and gain control of Germany, ultimately culminating in a grand global struggle/war between the United States and Russia which immediately follows this event. See link.

    Replies: @A123

  210. https://www.unz.com/runz/vaxxing-deaths-or-covid-deaths/

    Unz’s apologia for the mainstream vaccination and “Covid” agenda is interesting. Although for all of Unz’s acknowledgement of “Covid” likely starting out as a USA biowarfare attack against China, but then flip to saying it’s a real/legitimate disease with vaccines being fine, the real agenda is to gloss over the imposition of CBDCs, Digital IDs, Social Credit and etc. …


    [MORE]

    And of course, let’s not forget the good grift vaccine producers and distributers are earning from this, least of all Ursula Von Der Leyen’s obviously corrupt vaccine dealings …

    • Replies: @A123
    @Resist Covid Slavery

    Please limit tweets or place them under the [MORE] tag. Large sequences of tweets create slowness and even thread crashes once it goes over 700 Comments.
    ___

    As to your point... Yes. The Fake Stream Media [FSM] covers up for BigPharma.

    The FSM also spends a huge amount of time:

    • Covering up for Islam. The term "Islamophobia" is a joke.
    • Spreading hate about Judeo-Christians.
    • Promoting Woke ventures such as Amazon's Rings of Failure Power.

    Predicting coverage is straightforward. White, Male, Christian, and Straight -- You are doomed. There are a few exceptions, but they usually serve Muhammad's prurient goals in some other fashion. SJW Ilhan "Incest" Omar is among the most favoured voices of the FSM.

    PEACE 😇

    , @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Resist Covid Slavery

    Have you read van der Pijl's book?

    If you do enough skimming, Whitney Webb's new two part book is fantastic. Also in one of her promotional interviews she claims Elon Musk is also glued right into the web. She names Nicole Junkerman as the spook most Musk adjacent.

    https://unlimitedhangout.com/2021/05/investigative-reports/the-cover-up-continues-the-truth-about-bill-gates-microsoft-and-jeffrey-epstein/

    Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery

  211. @songbird
    @A123

    LOL. If we had a better knowledge of dog genetics, wonder how much that would be translatable to bears, which are distantly related to dogs. Perhaps, having neo-dogs would be more than halfway to having neo-bears?

    Once read a short sci-fi story, where this lone, illegal trader at an outpost on a nearly uninhabited planet is talked into mounting a rescue operation for miners, which involves traveling for dozens of miles over wild lands inhabited by ferocious monsters. The key to his survival are bear-helpers (I think grizzlies), imported from Earth. They crush the heads of the monsters.

    @Philip Owen
    The dhows have certainly been going there for a while. Wonder if Zanzibar was inhabited before the Bantu got there, and by whom. Seems like it would be a natural place for an outpost, but if there was one, I don't think I have ever heard any evidence to that effect.

    Replies: @Lurker

    I read that bear story!

    • Thanks: songbird
  212. @Sher Singh
    Dam, so we never mixed with blacks either & both ANE/Yamnaya/Andamans are one lineage.

    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1565665875260190721

    https://twitter.com/King72384612/status/1566111877603954688

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/777361459130138627/1059733355924553748/image.png

    Always used to wonder - how can Wignats say whites are the master race, but everyone I look they're beaten and pimped.

    Now this stuff adds up when you peel away the false narratives.

    No offense,

    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1563198770690473987?s=20

    https://twitter.com/arya_amsha/status/1565664023562952704?s=20

    Replies: @Coconuts

    BAP was talking about some recent finds of mass graves in Sicily from around 480 BC in one of his last podcasts. Most of the pits were filled with clearly Aegean remains, but a couple were filled with the remains of men from the Baltic region. The authors of the study said that it pointed to the presence of Northern mercenaries in Greek armies at the time.

    BAP thought it could be evidence for colonies of Northern Europeans living in Sicily at the time beside the classic Aegean types.

  213. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Your cartoon world serves a diversion from reality. This latest one you bring up is pure projection.

    No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems. That was done to put some pressure, that arguably resulted in the Istanbul talks, which initially were going well (until BoJo interrupted) and was used as a basis for the Russian pullout from north central Ukraine.

    I don't rule out the wishful thinking among some pro-Russian circles who thought the 50K would be enough. I wasn't among such folks.

    Kharkov and Kherson City are classic strategic withdrawals, as evident by the large casualties the Kiev regime took to get them. Russia's clear goal is attrition, involving the gradual, but noticeable destruction of Kiev regime/NATO military assets.

    Dream all you want, it's the Kev regime side with the comparatively limited military assets and considerably greater number of military losses. Russia has much more in reserve.

    If you really cared about your Ukrainian brethren in Kiev regime controlled Ukraine, you'd loathe the likes of Lindsey Graham, who is on record for supporting the parasitic proxy war against Russia to the last Ukrainian. This conflict could've and should've been avoided.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems…No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems.

    There were considerably more than 50,000 Russian troops involved in the attack on Kyiv, including up to 400 excellently trained Russian paratroopers. Looking back now, it becomes possible to lie and say that the operation’s main goal was to act as a decoy for operations going on in Eastern Ukraine, but at the time, it was an excellent military idea that if it had worked, it would have forced the whole Ukrainian war to go into a decidedly different direction of doom for all of Ukraine. Looking back now, I would say that the battle for Kyiv was the beginning of Russia’s disaterous war in Ukraine, “a day late and a dollar short”. Russia keeps on losing positions and battles that quite frankly do not add up to a Russian victory in the long term. Kherson and Kharkiv are more examples of complete Russian disasters that point to Russia’s downward spiral. As for the Battle of Kyiv, I think that this pretty much sums it all up:

    The Russian government appeared to build its operation around the assumption that Ukrainian elites and the populace would support the overthrow of their government, or at the very least stand aside. They did not expect heavy resistance from the Ukrainian population. Second, know when to quit. The Russian government accepted a tactical defeat and the political costs associated with it in order to preserve their combat power for a decisive battle under more favorable circumstances. Both lessons seem self-explanatory, but, previously, many governments have hoped an invasion would trigger a regime change and then refused to correct course when popular support failed to materialize.

    https://www.russiamatters.org/analysis/lessons-battle-kyiv

    Just a ploy for diversion? Nah, I don’t buy it, more like a poorly devised battle plan that just went awry.

    • LOL: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    If true (and doubtful) how considerably more than 50,000? 70,000 still not enough. How well verified the "400 elite paratroopers"? Did that number actually parachute in the city? Where if at all did they parachute? These questions hit home on myths like the Ghost of Kiev.

    Kiev encompasses a good deal of land and a population well over a million, even with the great exodus of those that left (mostly women and children). In addition, the Galician inspired extremism of Bandera has increased there over the decades. Given this reality in conjunction with the violently censoring manner of Kiev regime controlled Ukraine, pro-Russian sentiment in Kiev has to be understandably careful.

    It's a fact that before the Istanbul talks were ended by the Kiev regime with BoJo prodding, the Russians were looking favorably at those talks. Their stated goodwill gesture to withdraw from north central Ukraine isn't without some merit. As I previously mentioned:


    I don’t rule out the wishful thinking among some pro-Russian circles who thought the 50K would be enough. I wasn’t among such folks.
     

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  214. @Resist Covid Slavery
    https://www.unz.com/runz/vaxxing-deaths-or-covid-deaths/

    Unz's apologia for the mainstream vaccination and "Covid" agenda is interesting. Although for all of Unz's acknowledgement of "Covid" likely starting out as a USA biowarfare attack against China, but then flip to saying it's a real/legitimate disease with vaccines being fine, the real agenda is to gloss over the imposition of CBDCs, Digital IDs, Social Credit and etc. ...

    https://twitter.com/KeesvdPijl1/status/1606940654461980674

    https://twitter.com/KeesvdPijl1/status/1597154187116048384

    And of course, let's not forget the good grift vaccine producers and distributers are earning from this, least of all Ursula Von Der Leyen's obviously corrupt vaccine dealings ...

    https://twitter.com/TheChiefNerd/status/1609279115202371587?cxt=HHwWhoC94Ya1p9UsAAAA

    https://twitter.com/GeromanAT/status/1610186207572500480

    Replies: @A123, @Emil Nikola Richard

    Please limit tweets or place them under the [MORE] tag. Large sequences of tweets create slowness and even thread crashes once it goes over 700 Comments.
    ___

    As to your point… Yes. The Fake Stream Media [FSM] covers up for BigPharma.

    The FSM also spends a huge amount of time:

    • Covering up for Islam. The term “Islamophobia” is a joke.
    • Spreading hate about Judeo-Christians.
    • Promoting Woke ventures such as Amazon’s Rings of Failure Power.

    Predicting coverage is straightforward. White, Male, Christian, and Straight — You are doomed. There are a few exceptions, but they usually serve Muhammad’s prurient goals in some other fashion. SJW Ilhan “Incest” Omar is among the most favoured voices of the FSM.

    PEACE 😇

  215. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems...No way they could successfully take Kiev with a 50,000 ground force without noticeable problems.
     
    There were considerably more than 50,000 Russian troops involved in the attack on Kyiv, including up to 400 excellently trained Russian paratroopers. Looking back now, it becomes possible to lie and say that the operation's main goal was to act as a decoy for operations going on in Eastern Ukraine, but at the time, it was an excellent military idea that if it had worked, it would have forced the whole Ukrainian war to go into a decidedly different direction of doom for all of Ukraine. Looking back now, I would say that the battle for Kyiv was the beginning of Russia's disaterous war in Ukraine, "a day late and a dollar short". Russia keeps on losing positions and battles that quite frankly do not add up to a Russian victory in the long term. Kherson and Kharkiv are more examples of complete Russian disasters that point to Russia's downward spiral. As for the Battle of Kyiv, I think that this pretty much sums it all up:

    The Russian government appeared to build its operation around the assumption that Ukrainian elites and the populace would support the overthrow of their government, or at the very least stand aside. They did not expect heavy resistance from the Ukrainian population. Second, know when to quit. The Russian government accepted a tactical defeat and the political costs associated with it in order to preserve their combat power for a decisive battle under more favorable circumstances. Both lessons seem self-explanatory, but, previously, many governments have hoped an invasion would trigger a regime change and then refused to correct course when popular support failed to materialize.
     
    https://www.russiamatters.org/analysis/lessons-battle-kyiv

    https://www.russiamatters.org/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/media/full/Depositphotos_550432578_L.jpg?itok=Ii8wKhIm

    Just a ploy for diversion? Nah, I don't buy it, more like a poorly devised battle plan that just went awry.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    If true (and doubtful) how considerably more than 50,000? 70,000 still not enough. How well verified the “400 elite paratroopers”? Did that number actually parachute in the city? Where if at all did they parachute? These questions hit home on myths like the Ghost of Kiev.

    Kiev encompasses a good deal of land and a population well over a million, even with the great exodus of those that left (mostly women and children). In addition, the Galician inspired extremism of Bandera has increased there over the decades. Given this reality in conjunction with the violently censoring manner of Kiev regime controlled Ukraine, pro-Russian sentiment in Kiev has to be understandably careful.

    It’s a fact that before the Istanbul talks were ended by the Kiev regime with BoJo prodding, the Russians were looking favorably at those talks. Their stated goodwill gesture to withdraw from north central Ukraine isn’t without some merit. As I previously mentioned:

    I don’t rule out the wishful thinking among some pro-Russian circles who thought the 50K would be enough. I wasn’t among such folks.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    So, why didn't the Russian incursion into the Kyiv area result in Ukrainian support? And if it didn't, shouldn't the Russian side have known of this ahead of time? Bad logistics, bad reconnaissance, or have you already forgotten about how many FSB personnel were sacked right after the disastrous Kyivan assault?

    Replies: @Mikhail

  216. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    If true (and doubtful) how considerably more than 50,000? 70,000 still not enough. How well verified the "400 elite paratroopers"? Did that number actually parachute in the city? Where if at all did they parachute? These questions hit home on myths like the Ghost of Kiev.

    Kiev encompasses a good deal of land and a population well over a million, even with the great exodus of those that left (mostly women and children). In addition, the Galician inspired extremism of Bandera has increased there over the decades. Given this reality in conjunction with the violently censoring manner of Kiev regime controlled Ukraine, pro-Russian sentiment in Kiev has to be understandably careful.

    It's a fact that before the Istanbul talks were ended by the Kiev regime with BoJo prodding, the Russians were looking favorably at those talks. Their stated goodwill gesture to withdraw from north central Ukraine isn't without some merit. As I previously mentioned:


    I don’t rule out the wishful thinking among some pro-Russian circles who thought the 50K would be enough. I wasn’t among such folks.
     

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    So, why didn’t the Russian incursion into the Kyiv area result in Ukrainian support? And if it didn’t, shouldn’t the Russian side have known of this ahead of time? Bad logistics, bad reconnaissance, or have you already forgotten about how many FSB personnel were sacked right after the disastrous Kyivan assault?

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack


    So, why didn’t the Russian incursion into the Kyiv area result in Ukrainian support? And if it didn’t, shouldn’t the Russian side have known of this ahead of time? Bad logistics, bad reconnaissance, or have you already forgotten about how many FSB personnel were sacked right after the disastrous Kyivan assault?
     
    How many claimed versus well verified and for what reasons? Once again, these troops were outside Kiev with no clear evidence that they were about to attack it. At the same time, the manner of their positioning was questionable and therefore subject to legit second guessing of that move.

    As for support and purging, it's the Kiev regime side that has done so out of concern to the opposition it faces. As one of numerous examples, Zelensky fired one of his appointed individuals, who was advocating greater dialogue and understanding. Never mind the well footage on how suspected pro-Russian advocates are treated.

    Shifting gears a bit on another matter brought up at this thread that relates to what is and isn't acceptable in Kiev regime controlled Ukraine.

    Representative Press
    @RepPress
    Ukraine encourages the glorification of Nazi collaborator mass murderers of Jews! There are hundreds of monument streets named after killers of Jews, you can't imagine this in the West. They deny the antisemitism. – Eduard Dolinsky, Director General of Ukrainian Jewish Committee
     


    https://twitter.com/RepPress/status/1584296132317806593

    Replies: @LatW

  217. @Mikhail
    @AP

    https://www.rt.com/news/569313-poland-react-ukraine-nazi-collaborator/

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Vera Van Horne
    @VeraVanHorne
    Ukrainian church, the only allowed church in ‘new democracy Ukraine’, celebrates the Birthday of Stepan Bandera – a Ukrainian Nazi responsible for slaughtering thousands of Poles and Jews…

    [MORE]

  218. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    So, why didn't the Russian incursion into the Kyiv area result in Ukrainian support? And if it didn't, shouldn't the Russian side have known of this ahead of time? Bad logistics, bad reconnaissance, or have you already forgotten about how many FSB personnel were sacked right after the disastrous Kyivan assault?

    Replies: @Mikhail

    So, why didn’t the Russian incursion into the Kyiv area result in Ukrainian support? And if it didn’t, shouldn’t the Russian side have known of this ahead of time? Bad logistics, bad reconnaissance, or have you already forgotten about how many FSB personnel were sacked right after the disastrous Kyivan assault?

    How many claimed versus well verified and for what reasons? Once again, these troops were outside Kiev with no clear evidence that they were about to attack it. At the same time, the manner of their positioning was questionable and therefore subject to legit second guessing of that move.

    As for support and purging, it’s the Kiev regime side that has done so out of concern to the opposition it faces. As one of numerous examples, Zelensky fired one of his appointed individuals, who was advocating greater dialogue and understanding. Never mind the well footage on how suspected pro-Russian advocates are treated.

    Shifting gears a bit on another matter brought up at this thread that relates to what is and isn’t acceptable in Kiev regime controlled Ukraine.

    Representative Press
    @RepPress
    Ukraine encourages the glorification of Nazi collaborator mass murderers of Jews! There are hundreds of monument streets named after killers of Jews, you can’t imagine this in the West. They deny the antisemitism. – Eduard Dolinsky, Director General of Ukrainian Jewish Committee

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @LatW
    @Mikhail


    Once again, these troops were outside Kiev with no clear evidence that they were about to attack it.
     
    They literally tried to take Hostomel airport which was valiantly defended. That's what you do when you invade, you first take out the airport and the media buildings. They failed but they destroyed the airport and the Mriya plane. They should pay for that.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @AP

  219. @Jmaie
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Make a to do list every day and have goals. Almost all rich people do this.
     
    Or, the type of people to be financially successful are the same type of people that make to do lists.

    Reminds me of the idea that, because highly educated people read a lot to their children, therefore stupid people can make their children smarter by reading to them. Causation is backwards.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    Excellent point.

    The logic ain’t perfect but the fellow still has a fine list. : )

  220. @Resist Covid Slavery
    https://www.unz.com/runz/vaxxing-deaths-or-covid-deaths/

    Unz's apologia for the mainstream vaccination and "Covid" agenda is interesting. Although for all of Unz's acknowledgement of "Covid" likely starting out as a USA biowarfare attack against China, but then flip to saying it's a real/legitimate disease with vaccines being fine, the real agenda is to gloss over the imposition of CBDCs, Digital IDs, Social Credit and etc. ...

    https://twitter.com/KeesvdPijl1/status/1606940654461980674

    https://twitter.com/KeesvdPijl1/status/1597154187116048384

    And of course, let's not forget the good grift vaccine producers and distributers are earning from this, least of all Ursula Von Der Leyen's obviously corrupt vaccine dealings ...

    https://twitter.com/TheChiefNerd/status/1609279115202371587?cxt=HHwWhoC94Ya1p9UsAAAA

    https://twitter.com/GeromanAT/status/1610186207572500480

    Replies: @A123, @Emil Nikola Richard

    Have you read van der Pijl’s book?

    If you do enough skimming, Whitney Webb’s new two part book is fantastic. Also in one of her promotional interviews she claims Elon Musk is also glued right into the web. She names Nicole Junkerman as the spook most Musk adjacent.

    https://unlimitedhangout.com/2021/05/investigative-reports/the-cover-up-continues-the-truth-about-bill-gates-microsoft-and-jeffrey-epstein/

    • Thanks: Resist Covid Slavery
    • Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Have you read van der Pijl’s book?

     

    Of course I've read it, who recommends books they haven't read (or at least cursorily browsed) to other people?

    Replies: @keypusher

  221. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack


    So, why didn’t the Russian incursion into the Kyiv area result in Ukrainian support? And if it didn’t, shouldn’t the Russian side have known of this ahead of time? Bad logistics, bad reconnaissance, or have you already forgotten about how many FSB personnel were sacked right after the disastrous Kyivan assault?
     
    How many claimed versus well verified and for what reasons? Once again, these troops were outside Kiev with no clear evidence that they were about to attack it. At the same time, the manner of their positioning was questionable and therefore subject to legit second guessing of that move.

    As for support and purging, it's the Kiev regime side that has done so out of concern to the opposition it faces. As one of numerous examples, Zelensky fired one of his appointed individuals, who was advocating greater dialogue and understanding. Never mind the well footage on how suspected pro-Russian advocates are treated.

    Shifting gears a bit on another matter brought up at this thread that relates to what is and isn't acceptable in Kiev regime controlled Ukraine.

    Representative Press
    @RepPress
    Ukraine encourages the glorification of Nazi collaborator mass murderers of Jews! There are hundreds of monument streets named after killers of Jews, you can't imagine this in the West. They deny the antisemitism. – Eduard Dolinsky, Director General of Ukrainian Jewish Committee
     


    https://twitter.com/RepPress/status/1584296132317806593

    Replies: @LatW

    Once again, these troops were outside Kiev with no clear evidence that they were about to attack it.

    They literally tried to take Hostomel airport which was valiantly defended. That’s what you do when you invade, you first take out the airport and the media buildings. They failed but they destroyed the airport and the Mriya plane. They should pay for that.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @LatW

    Striking such infrastructure doesn't necessarily equal looking to take the city. Belgrade 1999.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    , @AP
    @LatW

    They were obviously expecting to take Kiev without much of a fight. Based on the false assumption that most Ukrainians wouldn’t defend their county and the elites would all flee, 50,000 troops, with elite paratroopers spearheading the assault, outside Kiev would be a sufficient number for such a limited operation. They had a lot of riot police and mobile detention units to take care of isolated troublemakers.

    Instead the people fought back fiercely, the paratroopers were wasted and killed in large numbers, the Russians withdrew from Kiev after realising that their plan could not work, and some of the most naive and/or stupid of the pro-Russians claim that the whole thing was a deliberate feint all along.

    Replies: @LatW

  222. @LatW
    @Mikhail


    Once again, these troops were outside Kiev with no clear evidence that they were about to attack it.
     
    They literally tried to take Hostomel airport which was valiantly defended. That's what you do when you invade, you first take out the airport and the media buildings. They failed but they destroyed the airport and the Mriya plane. They should pay for that.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @AP

    Striking such infrastructure doesn’t necessarily equal looking to take the city. Belgrade 1999.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    Actually, striking such infrastructure doesn’t necessarily equal being able to take the city. Russia hasn't been able to take Kharkiv either, a mere 30 kilometers from its own borders and resupply dumps. Not to mention its humiliating retreat from Kherson, unable to maintain its hold on a very important oblast center. How long were they in Kherson? Not enough time to dig in their unwelcome presence.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Mikhail

  223. UK is minting a Windrush coin:

    [MORE]

    It is funny because it seems to celebrate the genetic legacy of the Windrush invasion. “Windrush generations”
    They should have put the history of the ship on it too.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20230103090833/https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/75-years-of-windrush-generation-to-be-commemorated-on-50p-coin/

  224. @Mikhail
    @LatW

    Striking such infrastructure doesn't necessarily equal looking to take the city. Belgrade 1999.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    Actually, striking such infrastructure doesn’t necessarily equal being able to take the city. Russia hasn’t been able to take Kharkiv either, a mere 30 kilometers from its own borders and resupply dumps. Not to mention its humiliating retreat from Kherson, unable to maintain its hold on a very important oblast center. How long were they in Kherson? Not enough time to dig in their unwelcome presence.

    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    The Russians could obviously level Kharkov. This has not happened because they do not want this, not because of defenses.

    Hopefully in the fullness of time the Ukrainians will understand why and how they were suckered into being pawns of outside forces.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Mr. Hack

    , @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack


    Actually, striking such infrastructure doesn’t necessarily equal being able to take the city. Russia hasn’t been able to take Kharkiv either, a mere 30 kilometers from its own borders and resupply dumps. Not to mention its humiliating retreat from Kherson, unable to maintain its hold on a very important oblast center. How long were they in Kherson? Not enough time to dig in their unwelcome presence.
     
    You of course don't mention Mariupol.

    Russia would've likely won a battle over Kherson. They chose not to on account that such a situation would be with noticeable Russian casualties. Hence, the strategic withdrawal, which saw Kiev regime forces take large casualties to take that city, with Russian forces untouched.

    Once again, attrition seeks to dismantle the opponent as the opposing side (in this case with the already superior man and material numbers) continues to build itself up.

    As for unwelcome, we see how Kiev regime forces and their supporters are looking for collaborators - a clear sign that Kiev regime forces aren't so welcome as some present.

    QCIC astutely addressed your Kharkov comment.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  225. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    Actually, striking such infrastructure doesn’t necessarily equal being able to take the city. Russia hasn't been able to take Kharkiv either, a mere 30 kilometers from its own borders and resupply dumps. Not to mention its humiliating retreat from Kherson, unable to maintain its hold on a very important oblast center. How long were they in Kherson? Not enough time to dig in their unwelcome presence.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Mikhail

    The Russians could obviously level Kharkov. This has not happened because they do not want this, not because of defenses.

    Hopefully in the fullness of time the Ukrainians will understand why and how they were suckered into being pawns of outside forces.

    • Agree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @QCIC


    The Russians could obviously level Kharkov.
     
    I no longer believe this. I don't think Russia has the missile/ammo stockpiles to carry out such an action. Time to make peace.

    Replies: @QCIC

    , @Mr. Hack
    @QCIC

    The Russian military only stopped bombing Kharkiv after they were pushed back to the Russian border by Ukrainian forces. It was only after their equipment was out of range that they stopped their bombing attacks upon civilian enclaves including the local university, not out of any respect or sympathy for the local population.

    Replies: @QCIC

  226. @AP
    @Beckow


    "According to the UN, the total number of children killed was not 500 but 152"

    Donbas republics say it is around 500, so we have a choice. Given that all numbers in this conflict are suspect and manipulated I don’t believe “UN” or Kiev any more than you believe Donbas or Moscow.
     
    Liar was caught as usual so now the excuse is that no number is real so there are no lies.

    The bottom line is that Kiev murdered a lot (thousands) f its own citizens for the crime of “being Russian”
     
    You managed two lies in one phrase.

    Dead in Donbas war were casualties of a war that was created by Russia, not Ukraine. They were not murdered, and didn't die for "being Russian" (no Russians in Kharkiv or Kiev were killed, only the ones where there was a rebellion armed by and led by Russians).

    and asking for some very basic rights: schools, language, etc…
     
    They had elementary schools but not secondary schools. Why? Based on the democratic election results. The Ukrainian people rejected biligualism for the country. If the Ukrainians wanted full biligualism they would have voted for parties that supported that. Instead, Ukrainian voters chose a softer version of the French or American model.

    Now Russia is even more unpopular so we can expect the Russian-language elementary schools to be gone also. A natural consequence of the war.

    Your analogies are retarded, this is not 1938 or 1940.
     
    That was the last time someone in Europe behaved as Putin is behaving.

    Poland offered in 1935 an alliance to Germany to “attack Russia together”.
     
    Another lie. However Poland rebuffed Germany's offer of an alliance against the Soviets. This cost Poland dearly, but saved Russia which has never shown gratitude.

    Your country is the one that chose to join Germany rather fight against it, and even paid with its own money to send its Jews to German death camps, after all. If Poland were like Slovakia the USSR would have lost. Millions of Poles died because Poland refused an alliance with Germany against the Soviets, but thanks to Poland's sense of honor (something you are incapable of understanding, only mocking) the USSR lived.

    They joined Germany in dismembering Czechoslovakia in 1938 (Munich).
     
    This old lie of yours had already been debunked by reiner tor or German Reader (?) awhile ago. Czechoslovakia was betrayed by its Western allies and agreed to give up territory to Germany.

    You have in the past lied about there being a Polish-German alliance against Czechoslovakia. There wasn't. Czechoslovakia was already getting dismembered through no fault of Poland, and so the Polish state through an agreement with the Czechoslovak government bloodlessly took in territory with a Polish population (the same area had been violently seized by Czechoslovakia 20 years earlier - in that action the Czechs actually had killed some Poles). I guess you would prefer it if Germany took those lands instead?

    BTW your prediction on February 25:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-176/#comment-5196873

    "Kharkov is burning. Looks like it will be over in 10 days."

    February 23:

    "To desert is very hard, until the actual fighting starts. Then you have chaos. How many of the tens of thousands would run away or foist a white flag (or even the Russian flag) when faced with annihilation? How many officers would choose to save themselves? If Russia declares a no-flight zone over Ukraine (they could), block access to the Black See (they could), that would leave only land borders…how many officers sitting on the front would make it? These people aren’t stupid. You want them to die to make a point, but enough of them may disagree."

    "Have you considered the mental state of most Ukie soldiers? They are sitting exposed on the border and infinitely stronger enemy has moved towards them. If Russia unleashes their weapons they can annihilate 50% or more of the Ukrainian troops in 24 hours. Any Ukie shooting would destroy a few buildings, if lucky a few dozen soldiers-civilians.

    The officers have been warned that they will be held accountable afterwards for ‘war crimes’ – the guys on both sides know each other and talk. The Western minders are gone, and even the die-hard Galicians are probably heading home to pack, just in case."

    :::::::::::

    You revealed very clearly what you would do if someone invaded your country.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Mikhail, @Beckow

    It is pointless to even respond to you. You are small bitter man who can’t argue coherently or logically, so you simply descend into hysteria (“lies, lies!!!!”).

    There was a “German-Polish alliance” against Czechoslovakia in 1938 when they grabbed territory together: Poland took Tesin and 2 districts – they did it in alliance with Hitler, what else would it be?

    Churchill called Poland a hyena of Europe for that – own up to it. They also paid a horrible price for it less than a year later. Your lying about something that is so well-known, that even Polish gments admitted it repeatedly, why deny something so obvious?

    It devalues all your assertions.

    • Replies: @AP
    @Beckow


    It is pointless to even respond to you. You are small bitter man who can’t argue coherently or logically, so you simply descend into hysteria (“lies, lies!!!!”).
     
    The liar claims it is “hysteria” when someone calmly points out his falsehoods.

    There was a “German-Polish alliance” against Czechoslovakia in 1938 when they grabbed territory together
     
    There was no alliance between the two countries (another lie) and they did not grab the territory “together.”

    Churchill called Poland a hyena of Europe for that
     
    You can’t help yourself and even here you don’t tell the truth. Churchill complained that Poland had a “hyena appetite” when it grabbed a piece of Czechoslovakia after Czechoslovakia agreed to give away its territory to the Germans, but he never called Poland the “hyena of Europe.” That was a misquote popular by Russians and by naive fools such as you who mindlessly repeat what your Soviet masters taught you.

    They also paid a horrible price for it less than a year later

     

    And now you lie by claiming that Germany invaded Poland because Poland grabbed some Polish-populated territory from Czechoslovakia.

    No, Germany invaded Poland and murdered millions of Poles because Poland refused to surrender to Germany without a fight as the Czechs did and refused to join the Germans on an anti-Soviet crusade as the Slovaks did.

    Replies: @Beckow

  227. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    Mr. Hacks should be praying that they come and stop with the Cuban jazz jungle jiggle nonsense…
     
    And what does a Slovakian hillbilly know about music?

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rSWR0uxsqAI/maxresdefault.jpg
    Beckow playing along to some of his favorite Slovakian polka music in between shots of polinca (it's really not a bad way to go, if not too provincial, I might imagine.). :-)

    Replies: @QCIC

    There is a range of physical types of illegal invaders coming into the US from the South. Some are tall, many are short. Skin tones range from Caucasian to full Indio. Based on my experience most of them do not speak much English. I believe many are criminals in their own countries. I agree with the meme “they are not sending their best”. My hunch, based on HBD information tempered by Fred Reed commentary, is the average IQ of the new comers is probably around 90. Outside of the criminals I think they are mostly good people. But why do we need them when they degrade the quality of life for those already living here?

    • Replies: @Mikel
    @QCIC


    Fred Reed
     
    Thanks for mentioning this great writer. People here with a good sense of humor and no inclination towards conspiracy theories will be glad to know that he's now regularly writing at Ilana Mercer's blog:

    https://barelyablog.com/category/fred-reed/

    His departure on the heels of AK signaled a turn for the worse on this website. Outside of this comment section and Sailer's this website is becoming a scary place. The other day I spent some time reading the comments to some Anglin and Whitney pieces and almost felt embarrassed that I spend so much time on this site.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Philip Owen, @Barbarossa, @Yevardian

  228. Berlin is looking pretty scary these days.

    [MORE]

    Got to me the worst city that far east in Northern Europe.

    Interesting to consider the cases of these different political centers meeting with the consequences of their policies. Think DC used to be like that, but it’s reversing due to the gentrification of feeding at the federal teat. I guess it is not necessarily a big deal, since they can always have green zones.

  229. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    The Russians could obviously level Kharkov. This has not happened because they do not want this, not because of defenses.

    Hopefully in the fullness of time the Ukrainians will understand why and how they were suckered into being pawns of outside forces.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Mr. Hack

    The Russians could obviously level Kharkov.

    I no longer believe this. I don’t think Russia has the missile/ammo stockpiles to carry out such an action. Time to make peace.

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Greasy William

    I don't know about the residual air defenses in the rest of the country but that close to the border I think they can level the city with aircraft strikes. I expect they have an endless supply of 500 pound bombs. I am glad they are NOT doing this, but I think they could do this with minimal losses.

    Replies: @sudden death

  230. @Beckow
    @AP

    It is pointless to even respond to you. You are small bitter man who can't argue coherently or logically, so you simply descend into hysteria ("lies, lies!!!!").

    There was a "German-Polish alliance" against Czechoslovakia in 1938 when they grabbed territory together: Poland took Tesin and 2 districts - they did it in alliance with Hitler, what else would it be?

    Churchill called Poland a hyena of Europe for that - own up to it. They also paid a horrible price for it less than a year later. Your lying about something that is so well-known, that even Polish gments admitted it repeatedly, why deny something so obvious?

    It devalues all your assertions.

    Replies: @AP

    It is pointless to even respond to you. You are small bitter man who can’t argue coherently or logically, so you simply descend into hysteria (“lies, lies!!!!”).

    The liar claims it is “hysteria” when someone calmly points out his falsehoods.

    There was a “German-Polish alliance” against Czechoslovakia in 1938 when they grabbed territory together

    There was no alliance between the two countries (another lie) and they did not grab the territory “together.”

    Churchill called Poland a hyena of Europe for that

    You can’t help yourself and even here you don’t tell the truth. Churchill complained that Poland had a “hyena appetite” when it grabbed a piece of Czechoslovakia after Czechoslovakia agreed to give away its territory to the Germans, but he never called Poland the “hyena of Europe.” That was a misquote popular by Russians and by naive fools such as you who mindlessly repeat what your Soviet masters taught you.

    They also paid a horrible price for it less than a year later

    And now you lie by claiming that Germany invaded Poland because Poland grabbed some Polish-populated territory from Czechoslovakia.

    No, Germany invaded Poland and murdered millions of Poles because Poland refused to surrender to Germany without a fight as the Czechs did and refused to join the Germans on an anti-Soviet crusade as the Slovaks did.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @AP

    You are really desperate, "hyena" is hyena, no matter how you try to spin it. And Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia - nobody wanted to fight for them - that's why they got horribly massacred by Germans, they were left with no allies.

    It is the same today: the people who bombed Serbia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, or who quietly supported it, have no standing to complain about Russia in Ukraine. It is a very simple principle that has held since time immemorial - a thief can't yell "thief! catch him". That's the problem: mass murderers and habitual bombers complain about others.

    It is like that scene in Casablanca when the Frenchie Captain orders closing the joint because "there is gambling going on there", as he collects and counts his winnings from the last round. There is no such thing as having double standards - the West has no standards, (and also Poland in 1938-39). So all their bleating is for nought...

    Replies: @AP, @Philip Owen

  231. • Replies: @songbird
    @A123

    This homo immigrant who supposedly lost both his parents to covid is being sworn in on a #1 Superman comic that he raided from the Library of Congress.

    https://twitter.com/MattLaslo/status/1610346549888057346?s=20&t=-d4kSUKQvUuJpTW6PODOLA
    https://twitter.com/BryanLowry3/status/1610397739749355520?s=20&t=tWwkBDHtljDb0ePn8W6gsQ

    Is this peak capeshit?

    Replies: @A123

  232. @LatW
    @Mikhail


    Once again, these troops were outside Kiev with no clear evidence that they were about to attack it.
     
    They literally tried to take Hostomel airport which was valiantly defended. That's what you do when you invade, you first take out the airport and the media buildings. They failed but they destroyed the airport and the Mriya plane. They should pay for that.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @AP

    They were obviously expecting to take Kiev without much of a fight. Based on the false assumption that most Ukrainians wouldn’t defend their county and the elites would all flee, 50,000 troops, with elite paratroopers spearheading the assault, outside Kiev would be a sufficient number for such a limited operation. They had a lot of riot police and mobile detention units to take care of isolated troublemakers.

    Instead the people fought back fiercely, the paratroopers were wasted and killed in large numbers, the Russians withdrew from Kiev after realising that their plan could not work, and some of the most naive and/or stupid of the pro-Russians claim that the whole thing was a deliberate feint all along.

    • Agree: Sher Singh
    • LOL: Mikhail
    • Replies: @LatW
    @AP


    Instead the people fought back fiercely, the paratroopers were wasted and killed in large numbers, the Russians withdrew from Kiev after realizing that their plan could not work, and some of the most naive and/or stupid of the pro-Russians claim that the whole thing was a deliberate feint all along.
     
    Of course, the Ukrainians would fight back - we spoke about this right before the invasion. I remember telling Beckow that the Ukrainians will "shoot from every window" and he doubted it (it was meant both literally, as well as to describe their spirit - honestly, I don't get some of these people, would they not defend their homes and families, I don't get what is so hard to understand and why that could even be doubted). When he mused about "who gets to keep Kyiv", I said that Ukraine would keep it (I knew it intuitively).

    It's apparently impossible to take Kyiv without hundreds of thousands of troops, it's just too big (and some of the Cold War era fortifications are still in place). However, they may have been able to force the government out and murder even more people (they had such plans, even lists of people who should be arrested or killed - they always do). Western help was not a given during those very crucial first days (except for Javelins and such which proved to be quite useful). And the Russians did cause horrific damage.

    To claim that the whole thing was a "deliberate feint" is utter nonsense and can't be taken seriously. However, those who claim that are most likely not all that naive / or stupid - this may be an attempt to downplay the gravity of this very malicious intent (part of the overall crime of aggression), to excuse Russia's failure and possibly to downplay the heroism (or competence) of the defenders.

    Even if it was "only" 50K RF soldiers, it was still a very serious attack - with many casualties on both sides, with heavy artillery being used (including at civilian objects). There were paratroopers and apparently special forces soldiers (to lose those for a "feint" would be so dumb, they take years to train). There is iconic footage of shattered and burnt Russian tanks in the street on the outskirts of Kyiv - that alone was very costly for the invader, why would they waste that on a feint? The clunky tank and military vehicle column ran out of gas and food after a few days - this is not what they intended, since they thought they would be in control of the city within days.

    No, they were going to advance but were stopped through immense effort. This is a very heroic feat with great historic consequences. Because of this effort, a coalition of 40 states came together to help Ukraine and possibly a new security landscape will be formed in Europe.

    There are a couple of documentaries out there already, too bad this one doesn't have English subtitles but one can see the Russian helicopters flying in and also the severe damage that was done to some of Kyiv's suburbs (one can see that the suburbs were quite wealthy with new townhomes that were completely wrecked or damaged, not to even mention the human toll). Thank God they didn't hit the treasures, the cathedral, that's of great value to the whole world.

    (Btw, the Russians hit the 6th - 10th century stone babas near Izyum and damaged them, which is insane).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_w3KBb0YJs

    Replies: @LatW

  233. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    There is a range of physical types of illegal invaders coming into the US from the South. Some are tall, many are short. Skin tones range from Caucasian to full Indio. Based on my experience most of them do not speak much English. I believe many are criminals in their own countries. I agree with the meme "they are not sending their best". My hunch, based on HBD information tempered by Fred Reed commentary, is the average IQ of the new comers is probably around 90. Outside of the criminals I think they are mostly good people. But why do we need them when they degrade the quality of life for those already living here?

    Replies: @Mikel

    Fred Reed

    Thanks for mentioning this great writer. People here with a good sense of humor and no inclination towards conspiracy theories will be glad to know that he’s now regularly writing at Ilana Mercer’s blog:

    https://barelyablog.com/category/fred-reed/

    His departure on the heels of AK signaled a turn for the worse on this website. Outside of this comment section and Sailer’s this website is becoming a scary place. The other day I spent some time reading the comments to some Anglin and Whitney pieces and almost felt embarrassed that I spend so much time on this site.

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Mikel

    Don't give up on Unz. The ability to go deeper down the rabbit hole and still have some grounding in reality is probably better here than any other site I have seen.

    There are a lot of trolls here. A few years ago I didn't really know about trolls. Now I get it!

    Sadly and unsurprisingly I think we are seeing that many of these "conspiracy theories" turn out to be true. I think this information is making people crazier since no one knows what to do with it. Knowing that one is in the matrix and not being able to do anything about it is a frustrating place to be.

    I am always a bit surprised how polarizing Fred's pieces can be.

    , @Philip Owen
    @Mikel

    I share the same sentiments about the rest of the site. I have contemplated leaving several times but this is the most rational debate on Russia I've found. Too many blogs are promoting the blogger rather than wider discussion. A blog of one's own generates few comments for that reason.

    , @Barbarossa
    @Mikel

    I basically only read this thread and Sailer's on Unz, so for me ignorance is bliss.

    Once in a great while I've clicked on one of Anglin's outrageous headlines but the comments were too retarded and vitriolic. There is really nothing worse in this world than a hateful moron.

    Out of curiosity, what do you think is getting scary in the other comment sections? I always remember Unz as having some pretty pointlessly nasty corners. Is is just that it's not as counterweighted by the Fred Reeds, Lihn Dinh's, and Audacious Epigones of Unz's past? Ah, the names bring me back to the good old days when Unz was so much more fun!

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Mikel

    , @Yevardian
    @Mikel

    Speaking of curating commenters, I see there's a new ID basing his identity off anti-vax in 2023... sad!

    Replies: @Mikel, @Resist Covid Slavery

  234. @A123
    Three recorded votes for House Speaker, McCarthy is still short of the line.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/01/03/video-congress-electing-speaker-of-house-republican-mccarthy-fails-on-first-bid-democrat-hakeem-jeffries-achieves-highest-votes-in-first-round/

    He needs better negotiating skills;)

    PEACE 😇

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9TyxxLHfBwE

    Replies: @songbird

    This homo immigrant who supposedly lost both his parents to covid is being sworn in on a #1 Superman comic that he raided from the Library of Congress.

    [MORE]

    Is this peak capeshit?

    • Replies: @A123
    @songbird


    Robert Garcia
    @RobertGarcia
    Will be proudly sworn-in to Congress on the U.S. Constitution. Underneath the Constitution will be 3 items that mean a lot to me personally. A photo of my parents who I lost to covid, my citizenship certificate & an original Superman #1 from the @librarycongress.
     
    It cannot touch a Bible without bursting into flames;)

    That limits its options quite a bit. I am surprised that it did not swear on the Quran.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @songbird

  235. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    The Russians could obviously level Kharkov. This has not happened because they do not want this, not because of defenses.

    Hopefully in the fullness of time the Ukrainians will understand why and how they were suckered into being pawns of outside forces.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Mr. Hack

    The Russian military only stopped bombing Kharkiv after they were pushed back to the Russian border by Ukrainian forces. It was only after their equipment was out of range that they stopped their bombing attacks upon civilian enclaves including the local university, not out of any respect or sympathy for the local population.

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    Time will tell.

  236. @Mikel
    @QCIC


    Fred Reed
     
    Thanks for mentioning this great writer. People here with a good sense of humor and no inclination towards conspiracy theories will be glad to know that he's now regularly writing at Ilana Mercer's blog:

    https://barelyablog.com/category/fred-reed/

    His departure on the heels of AK signaled a turn for the worse on this website. Outside of this comment section and Sailer's this website is becoming a scary place. The other day I spent some time reading the comments to some Anglin and Whitney pieces and almost felt embarrassed that I spend so much time on this site.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Philip Owen, @Barbarossa, @Yevardian

    Don’t give up on Unz. The ability to go deeper down the rabbit hole and still have some grounding in reality is probably better here than any other site I have seen.

    There are a lot of trolls here. A few years ago I didn’t really know about trolls. Now I get it!

    Sadly and unsurprisingly I think we are seeing that many of these “conspiracy theories” turn out to be true. I think this information is making people crazier since no one knows what to do with it. Knowing that one is in the matrix and not being able to do anything about it is a frustrating place to be.

    I am always a bit surprised how polarizing Fred’s pieces can be.

    • Agree: Barbarossa
  237. @Greasy William
    @QCIC


    The Russians could obviously level Kharkov.
     
    I no longer believe this. I don't think Russia has the missile/ammo stockpiles to carry out such an action. Time to make peace.

    Replies: @QCIC

    I don’t know about the residual air defenses in the rest of the country but that close to the border I think they can level the city with aircraft strikes. I expect they have an endless supply of 500 pound bombs. I am glad they are NOT doing this, but I think they could do this with minimal losses.

    • Agree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @sudden death
    @QCIC

    IIRC, they tried to do it in all the northern bordercities like Chernigov/Kharkov last February/March but then lost like 5 or 6 downed bombers/fighters with pilots dead/captured in roughly one week and stopped, because such type/rates of aviation losses are irreplacable/unsustainable for RF military aviation.

    Replies: @QCIC

  238. @Mr. Hack
    @QCIC

    The Russian military only stopped bombing Kharkiv after they were pushed back to the Russian border by Ukrainian forces. It was only after their equipment was out of range that they stopped their bombing attacks upon civilian enclaves including the local university, not out of any respect or sympathy for the local population.

    Replies: @QCIC

    Time will tell.

  239. @songbird
    @A123

    This homo immigrant who supposedly lost both his parents to covid is being sworn in on a #1 Superman comic that he raided from the Library of Congress.

    https://twitter.com/MattLaslo/status/1610346549888057346?s=20&t=-d4kSUKQvUuJpTW6PODOLA
    https://twitter.com/BryanLowry3/status/1610397739749355520?s=20&t=tWwkBDHtljDb0ePn8W6gsQ

    Is this peak capeshit?

    Replies: @A123

    Robert Garcia
    @RobertGarcia
    Will be proudly sworn-in to Congress on the U.S. Constitution. Underneath the Constitution will be 3 items that mean a lot to me personally. A photo of my parents who I lost to covid, my citizenship certificate & an original Superman #1 from the @librarycongress.

    It cannot touch a Bible without bursting into flames;)

    That limits its options quite a bit. I am surprised that it did not swear on the Quran.

    PEACE 😇

    • LOL: songbird
    • Replies: @songbird
    @A123

    Then there is that Crenshaw guy who looks like Nick Fury, but is part of the establishment.

    Can't decide whether it is pure affectation, or whether it would be politically dangerous for a politician to have a glass eye (and thus have a blindspot where other people might think he was ignoring them.)

  240. @QCIC
    @Greasy William

    I don't know about the residual air defenses in the rest of the country but that close to the border I think they can level the city with aircraft strikes. I expect they have an endless supply of 500 pound bombs. I am glad they are NOT doing this, but I think they could do this with minimal losses.

    Replies: @sudden death

    IIRC, they tried to do it in all the northern bordercities like Chernigov/Kharkov last February/March but then lost like 5 or 6 downed bombers/fighters with pilots dead/captured in roughly one week and stopped, because such type/rates of aviation losses are irreplacable/unsustainable for RF military aviation.

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @sudden death

    Yes, is known the Russians have carried out limited air strikes with high losses. In my view this is partially a result of Ukrainians using civilians as shields for high value targets combined with Russia's desire to minimize collateral damage.

    I think more brutal, conventional strikes with missiles --> cluster bombs--> standard bombs would be a much different story. I hope the Ukrainians wise up before it comes to that. Or maybe the Russian plan simply does not require widespread heavy bombing.

  241. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    Actually, striking such infrastructure doesn’t necessarily equal being able to take the city. Russia hasn't been able to take Kharkiv either, a mere 30 kilometers from its own borders and resupply dumps. Not to mention its humiliating retreat from Kherson, unable to maintain its hold on a very important oblast center. How long were they in Kherson? Not enough time to dig in their unwelcome presence.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Mikhail

    Actually, striking such infrastructure doesn’t necessarily equal being able to take the city. Russia hasn’t been able to take Kharkiv either, a mere 30 kilometers from its own borders and resupply dumps. Not to mention its humiliating retreat from Kherson, unable to maintain its hold on a very important oblast center. How long were they in Kherson? Not enough time to dig in their unwelcome presence.

    You of course don’t mention Mariupol.

    Russia would’ve likely won a battle over Kherson. They chose not to on account that such a situation would be with noticeable Russian casualties. Hence, the strategic withdrawal, which saw Kiev regime forces take large casualties to take that city, with Russian forces untouched.

    Once again, attrition seeks to dismantle the opponent as the opposing side (in this case with the already superior man and material numbers) continues to build itself up.

    As for unwelcome, we see how Kiev regime forces and their supporters are looking for collaborators – a clear sign that Kiev regime forces aren’t so welcome as some present.

    QCIC astutely addressed your Kharkov comment.

    • Disagree: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    Russia would’ve likely won a battle over Kherson. They chose not to on account that such a situation would be with noticeable Russian casualties.
     
    Your grammar seems correct here, but your thought process harkens back to a day when "Averkoisms" were the norm. Reread what you wrote here. What you're really saying is that the Russian military would have kept hold of Kherson, except that they weren't willing to stomach dying for the place. They were cowards and lost Kherson. The Ukrainians were willing to sacrifice their own, and ended up taking Kherson back. That's how it generally works. Kherson was an excellent stronghold to keep if Russia had any real notions to take Odessa, which was one of the main goals early on in the war. Now that opportunity has been lost, as Russia retreats back more and more every day.

    Mariupol could very well be taken back too.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Mikhail

  242. @AP
    @Beckow


    It is pointless to even respond to you. You are small bitter man who can’t argue coherently or logically, so you simply descend into hysteria (“lies, lies!!!!”).
     
    The liar claims it is “hysteria” when someone calmly points out his falsehoods.

    There was a “German-Polish alliance” against Czechoslovakia in 1938 when they grabbed territory together
     
    There was no alliance between the two countries (another lie) and they did not grab the territory “together.”

    Churchill called Poland a hyena of Europe for that
     
    You can’t help yourself and even here you don’t tell the truth. Churchill complained that Poland had a “hyena appetite” when it grabbed a piece of Czechoslovakia after Czechoslovakia agreed to give away its territory to the Germans, but he never called Poland the “hyena of Europe.” That was a misquote popular by Russians and by naive fools such as you who mindlessly repeat what your Soviet masters taught you.

    They also paid a horrible price for it less than a year later

     

    And now you lie by claiming that Germany invaded Poland because Poland grabbed some Polish-populated territory from Czechoslovakia.

    No, Germany invaded Poland and murdered millions of Poles because Poland refused to surrender to Germany without a fight as the Czechs did and refused to join the Germans on an anti-Soviet crusade as the Slovaks did.

    Replies: @Beckow

    You are really desperate, “hyena” is hyena, no matter how you try to spin it. And Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia – nobody wanted to fight for them – that’s why they got horribly massacred by Germans, they were left with no allies.

    It is the same today: the people who bombed Serbia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, or who quietly supported it, have no standing to complain about Russia in Ukraine. It is a very simple principle that has held since time immemorial – a thief can’t yell “thief! catch him“. That’s the problem: mass murderers and habitual bombers complain about others.

    It is like that scene in Casablanca when the Frenchie Captain orders closing the joint because “there is gambling going on there”, as he collects and counts his winnings from the last round. There is no such thing as having double standards – the West has no standards, (and also Poland in 1938-39). So all their bleating is for nought…

    • Replies: @AP
    @Beckow


    And Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia
     
    You repeat the lie that Poland "joined Hitler."

    Poland did not coordinate with Hitler or ally with Hitler. Czechoslovakia decided to cede a lot of land to Hitler, so Poland then made its own agreement to take back Polish-inhabited lands.

    nobody wanted to fight for them – that’s why they got horribly massacred by Germans
     
    First you claimed that Poland's Western allies refused to fight for Poland because they naturally viewed Easterners with contempt. Now you claim it was because Poland took some lands from Czechoslovakia.

    Were you lying then or lying now?

    they were left with no allies.
     
    The alliance was not rescinded.

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @Philip Owen
    @Beckow

    Britain fought for Poland. It immediately blockaded Germany. Meanwhile the USSR supplied Germany with enough raw materials including oil for Germany to build large stockpiles. The USSR also hosted a U Boat base at Murmansk.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Mikhail

  243. Arthur Morgan
    @ArthurM40330824
    Another video from #Ukranian fighters stating why they refuse to fight they list about 10 reasons No ammunition, no equipment, no one told them how to use the equipment that was given, they were told to look it up on the internet. Command not taking their complaints seriously…

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  244. I need to work up a new Open Thread Humor collection.

    However, this is 😂 Too Good to Wait 😝

     

     

    Is there anything more pathetic than the UN?

    PEACE 😇

  245. @Mikel
    @QCIC


    Fred Reed
     
    Thanks for mentioning this great writer. People here with a good sense of humor and no inclination towards conspiracy theories will be glad to know that he's now regularly writing at Ilana Mercer's blog:

    https://barelyablog.com/category/fred-reed/

    His departure on the heels of AK signaled a turn for the worse on this website. Outside of this comment section and Sailer's this website is becoming a scary place. The other day I spent some time reading the comments to some Anglin and Whitney pieces and almost felt embarrassed that I spend so much time on this site.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Philip Owen, @Barbarossa, @Yevardian

    I share the same sentiments about the rest of the site. I have contemplated leaving several times but this is the most rational debate on Russia I’ve found. Too many blogs are promoting the blogger rather than wider discussion. A blog of one’s own generates few comments for that reason.

  246. Why is the Kiev regime so anti-Semitic? (1)

    Ukraine’s envoy criticizes new Israeli FM for phone call with Russia’s Lavrov

    Yevgen Korniychuk says Eli Cohen’s conversation with counterpart represents a change in Israeli policy, criticizes Jerusalem for ‘silence’ amid ‘mass shelling of our civilians’

    Given Zelensky’s previous, highly offensive actions no one should really be surprised by Ukrainian hatred of indigenous Palestinians. Of course, Jew haters are going to hate…

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-january-3-2023/

  247. @sudden death
    @QCIC

    IIRC, they tried to do it in all the northern bordercities like Chernigov/Kharkov last February/March but then lost like 5 or 6 downed bombers/fighters with pilots dead/captured in roughly one week and stopped, because such type/rates of aviation losses are irreplacable/unsustainable for RF military aviation.

    Replies: @QCIC

    Yes, is known the Russians have carried out limited air strikes with high losses. In my view this is partially a result of Ukrainians using civilians as shields for high value targets combined with Russia’s desire to minimize collateral damage.

    I think more brutal, conventional strikes with missiles –> cluster bombs–> standard bombs would be a much different story. I hope the Ukrainians wise up before it comes to that. Or maybe the Russian plan simply does not require widespread heavy bombing.

  248. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack


    Actually, striking such infrastructure doesn’t necessarily equal being able to take the city. Russia hasn’t been able to take Kharkiv either, a mere 30 kilometers from its own borders and resupply dumps. Not to mention its humiliating retreat from Kherson, unable to maintain its hold on a very important oblast center. How long were they in Kherson? Not enough time to dig in their unwelcome presence.
     
    You of course don't mention Mariupol.

    Russia would've likely won a battle over Kherson. They chose not to on account that such a situation would be with noticeable Russian casualties. Hence, the strategic withdrawal, which saw Kiev regime forces take large casualties to take that city, with Russian forces untouched.

    Once again, attrition seeks to dismantle the opponent as the opposing side (in this case with the already superior man and material numbers) continues to build itself up.

    As for unwelcome, we see how Kiev regime forces and their supporters are looking for collaborators - a clear sign that Kiev regime forces aren't so welcome as some present.

    QCIC astutely addressed your Kharkov comment.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    Russia would’ve likely won a battle over Kherson. They chose not to on account that such a situation would be with noticeable Russian casualties.

    Your grammar seems correct here, but your thought process harkens back to a day when “Averkoisms” were the norm. Reread what you wrote here. What you’re really saying is that the Russian military would have kept hold of Kherson, except that they weren’t willing to stomach dying for the place. They were cowards and lost Kherson. The Ukrainians were willing to sacrifice their own, and ended up taking Kherson back. That’s how it generally works. Kherson was an excellent stronghold to keep if Russia had any real notions to take Odessa, which was one of the main goals early on in the war. Now that opportunity has been lost, as Russia retreats back more and more every day.

    Mariupol could very well be taken back too.

    • LOL: Mikhail
    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    I thought everyone knew the Russian forces pulled out of Kherson to remove the incentive for the Ukrainian military to blow up the dam. I believe they accomplished their main mission of evacuating most of the the pro-Russian civilians to prevent them from being tortured and murdered by the NeoNazi elements in the Ukrainian forces. God help the civilians that didn't get out in time.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    , @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack


    Your grammar seems correct here, but your thought process harkens back to a day when “Averkoisms” were the norm. Reread what you wrote here. What you’re really saying is that the Russian military would have kept hold of Kherson, except that they weren’t willing to stomach dying for the place. They were cowards and lost Kherson. The Ukrainians were willing to sacrifice their own, and ended up taking Kherson back. That’s how it generally works. Kherson was an excellent stronghold to keep if Russia had any real notions to take Odessa, which was one of the main goals early on in the war. Now that opportunity has been lost, as Russia retreats back more and more every day.

    Mariupol could very well be taken back too.
     
    Well macho man, I'd rather live to see another day than greatly risk not doing so. Reread what you wrote here. What you’re really saying is that the Kiev regime doesn't care as much of the well being of their forces.

    The longer this conflict goes, the greater the likelihood of the Kiev regime losing more territory - Odessa included.

    Let's bookmark this exchange.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  249. S says:
    @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Jmaie


    Never put off to malfeasance what can be explained by incompetence. I am more of the opinion that it was accidentally brought to Wuhan by the US military team going to the games.

     

    Even if any assumptions about the US military's competence are put aside, it seems naive to presume that the USA has no malevolent or hostile motives towards China. This isn't to uncritically support China's narrative, but the motivation to sabotage China's economy/economic growth with a "Covid virus" in order to suppress or "deter" a rapidly rising massive great power rival that threatens to overthrow USA world hegemony couldn't be more obvious. Especially when the preparations for war over Taiwan between the USA and China couldn't be clearer. For further consideration are also USA measures like sanctions on Chinese semiconductors, Huawei-5G bans, Tik-Tok bans, and so on which also has the obvious motive of attempting to derail Chinese economic growth and international technology sharing/proliferation.

    The motive couldn't seem to be more obvious (beyond imposing the Covid regime for domestic masses and derailing a 2nd Trump Presidency along with the tide of "populists"/nativists in the West, or just a general "disciplining" of the masses by the government of post-modern managerial bureaucratic ruling elites the world over).

    Replies: @S

    Even if any assumptions about the US military’s competence are put aside, it seems naive to presume that the USA has no malevolent or hostile motives towards China….Especially when the preparations for war over Taiwan between the USA and China couldn’t be clearer.

    The US/UK with it’s impending WWIII has been point by point religiously recreating the lead up to WWII.

    The latest installment was Zelensky’s speech before the US Congress which mimics Churchill’s December, 1941 speech in front of the same body. Of course it was that same month in 1941 which also saw Pearl Harbor occur, thus giving the United States it’s desired ‘back door’ to war with Germany.

    Taiwan (or elsewhere in the Western Pacific) could well be where a desired new ‘Pearl Harbor’ like event occurs between the United States and China, thus allowing a backdoor for a desired war between the US and Russia.

    Even the effectively blacklisted New Rome* book published in 1853 seems to hint at this prospect:

    ‘Russia has expended all her forces in making a formidable display on her Western border. The United States are already digging the trenches for an attack in the rear.’

    https://archive.org/details/newrome00poes/page/109/mode/1up

    *This prophetic book foretells the US/UK attempting to recreate a truly global new Roman empire, and in so doing unleashing a ‘world’s war’ upon the Earth in it’s drive to conquer and gain control of Germany, ultimately culminating in a grand global struggle/war between the United States and Russia which immediately follows this event. See link.

    • Thanks: Resist Covid Slavery
    • Replies: @A123
    @S


    The US/UK with it’s impending WWIII has been point by point religiously recreating the lead up to WWII.
     
    ROTFLMAO

    -- Not-The-President Biden?
    -- -- Rishi Sunak?
    -- -- -- Leading ????

    Come On..... These two could not "lead" an Explosive Diarrhea patient to a toilet!

    Any "leadership", such as it is, is from the European Empire. If you hope to have this stop, you need to concentrate on the Paris/Brussels/Berlin Axis. They consider Sunak and Not-The-President Biden as highly expendable pawns.

    PEACE 😇
  250. @Mikel
    @QCIC


    Fred Reed
     
    Thanks for mentioning this great writer. People here with a good sense of humor and no inclination towards conspiracy theories will be glad to know that he's now regularly writing at Ilana Mercer's blog:

    https://barelyablog.com/category/fred-reed/

    His departure on the heels of AK signaled a turn for the worse on this website. Outside of this comment section and Sailer's this website is becoming a scary place. The other day I spent some time reading the comments to some Anglin and Whitney pieces and almost felt embarrassed that I spend so much time on this site.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Philip Owen, @Barbarossa, @Yevardian

    I basically only read this thread and Sailer’s on Unz, so for me ignorance is bliss.

    Once in a great while I’ve clicked on one of Anglin’s outrageous headlines but the comments were too retarded and vitriolic. There is really nothing worse in this world than a hateful moron.

    Out of curiosity, what do you think is getting scary in the other comment sections? I always remember Unz as having some pretty pointlessly nasty corners. Is is just that it’s not as counterweighted by the Fred Reeds, Lihn Dinh’s, and Audacious Epigones of Unz’s past? Ah, the names bring me back to the good old days when Unz was so much more fun!

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Barbarossa

    You don't read Ron Unz? Skimming is your friend!

    Replies: @Barbarossa

    , @Mikel
    @Barbarossa


    Out of curiosity, what do you think is getting scary in the other comment sections?
     
    Well, I'm not sure I can explain what led me to a scare-like feeling. It probably was a combination of factors. On the one hand, the realization of how deluded some people are and how many of them there must be. When it comes to conspiracy nutters, Unz is not the worst place of the internet after all. I wonder what kind of discussions they have at the regular meeting places of Quanon and similar communities. Not to mention the multi-gender, antifa folks on the side of the spectrum.

    On the other hand, I remember that I felt uneasy because these mono-thematic, conspiratorial fruitcakes frequent the same website that I do. I guess I feared having inadvertently fallen in the same kind of trap that led them here, albeit in a more moderate manner. At any rate, it was a good reminder that one must avoid spending too long in an echo chamber and periodically expose oneself to ideas that challenge one's own. At least, if objectivity and truth are of any value to you. If you're just looking for a community of fringe characters like yourself or a venue to vent your frustrations at, I guess there's no need to make such intellectual efforts.

    I think that Unz is treading a very fine path. His mission of giving a space to voices that you'll seldom hear is certainly commendable but I fear his personal inclination to see elaborate conspiracies everywhere is progressively turning his site into a meeting place for wackos of various kinds. There was a time when scientists of renown in their fields like Razib Khan contributed to this site and participated in the comments sections. It's difficult to imagine something like that now.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Yahya

  251. @S
    @Resist Covid Slavery


    Even if any assumptions about the US military’s competence are put aside, it seems naive to presume that the USA has no malevolent or hostile motives towards China....Especially when the preparations for war over Taiwan between the USA and China couldn’t be clearer.
     
    The US/UK with it's impending WWIII has been point by point religiously recreating the lead up to WWII.

    The latest installment was Zelensky's speech before the US Congress which mimics Churchill's December, 1941 speech in front of the same body. Of course it was that same month in 1941 which also saw Pearl Harbor occur, thus giving the United States it's desired 'back door' to war with Germany.

    Taiwan (or elsewhere in the Western Pacific) could well be where a desired new 'Pearl Harbor' like event occurs between the United States and China, thus allowing a backdoor for a desired war between the US and Russia.

    Even the effectively blacklisted New Rome* book published in 1853 seems to hint at this prospect:

    'Russia has expended all her forces in making a formidable display on her Western border. The United States are already digging the trenches for an attack in the rear.'


    https://archive.org/details/newrome00poes/page/109/mode/1up

    *This prophetic book foretells the US/UK attempting to recreate a truly global new Roman empire, and in so doing unleashing a 'world's war' upon the Earth in it's drive to conquer and gain control of Germany, ultimately culminating in a grand global struggle/war between the United States and Russia which immediately follows this event. See link.

    Replies: @A123

    The US/UK with it’s impending WWIII has been point by point religiously recreating the lead up to WWII.

    ROTFLMAO

    — Not-The-President Biden?
    — — Rishi Sunak?
    — — — Leading ????

    Come On….. These two could not “lead” an Explosive Diarrhea patient to a toilet!

    Any “leadership”, such as it is, is from the European Empire. If you hope to have this stop, you need to concentrate on the Paris/Brussels/Berlin Axis. They consider Sunak and Not-The-President Biden as highly expendable pawns.

    PEACE 😇

  252. @A123
    @songbird


    Robert Garcia
    @RobertGarcia
    Will be proudly sworn-in to Congress on the U.S. Constitution. Underneath the Constitution will be 3 items that mean a lot to me personally. A photo of my parents who I lost to covid, my citizenship certificate & an original Superman #1 from the @librarycongress.
     
    It cannot touch a Bible without bursting into flames;)

    That limits its options quite a bit. I am surprised that it did not swear on the Quran.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @songbird

    Then there is that Crenshaw guy who looks like Nick Fury, but is part of the establishment.

    Can’t decide whether it is pure affectation, or whether it would be politically dangerous for a politician to have a glass eye (and thus have a blindspot where other people might think he was ignoring them.)

  253. @Barbarossa
    @Mikel

    I basically only read this thread and Sailer's on Unz, so for me ignorance is bliss.

    Once in a great while I've clicked on one of Anglin's outrageous headlines but the comments were too retarded and vitriolic. There is really nothing worse in this world than a hateful moron.

    Out of curiosity, what do you think is getting scary in the other comment sections? I always remember Unz as having some pretty pointlessly nasty corners. Is is just that it's not as counterweighted by the Fred Reeds, Lihn Dinh's, and Audacious Epigones of Unz's past? Ah, the names bring me back to the good old days when Unz was so much more fun!

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Mikel

    You don’t read Ron Unz? Skimming is your friend!

    • Replies: @Barbarossa
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Fair enough. For some reason I didn't have Unz himself in mind when I wrote that. I do read some of his stuff and it has a good comment section as well.

  254. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    Russia would’ve likely won a battle over Kherson. They chose not to on account that such a situation would be with noticeable Russian casualties.
     
    Your grammar seems correct here, but your thought process harkens back to a day when "Averkoisms" were the norm. Reread what you wrote here. What you're really saying is that the Russian military would have kept hold of Kherson, except that they weren't willing to stomach dying for the place. They were cowards and lost Kherson. The Ukrainians were willing to sacrifice their own, and ended up taking Kherson back. That's how it generally works. Kherson was an excellent stronghold to keep if Russia had any real notions to take Odessa, which was one of the main goals early on in the war. Now that opportunity has been lost, as Russia retreats back more and more every day.

    Mariupol could very well be taken back too.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Mikhail

    I thought everyone knew the Russian forces pulled out of Kherson to remove the incentive for the Ukrainian military to blow up the dam. I believe they accomplished their main mission of evacuating most of the the pro-Russian civilians to prevent them from being tortured and murdered by the NeoNazi elements in the Ukrainian forces. God help the civilians that didn’t get out in time.

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @QCIC


    I thought everyone knew the Russian forces pulled out of Kherson to remove the incentive for the Ukrainian military to blow up the dam. I believe they accomplished their main mission of evacuating most of the the pro-Russian civilians to prevent them from being tortured and murdered by the NeoNazi elements in the Ukrainian forces. God help the civilians that didn’t get out in time.
     

    Lera Nedoseikina
    @lnedos
    From a recent WaPo article: Ukrainian general, Kovalchuk, confirms that they planned to blow up the New Kakhovka dam in Kherson region back in November ''as a last resort'', which could've potentially flooded tens of settlements.

    Surovikin was right.

    https://wapo.st/3QdJ4oC
     


    https://twitter.com/lnedos/status/1610169088151535616
  255. S says:
    @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Mikel


    The problem is that the West really is going through a phase of decadence that could turn it into something totally different from what it has been during the past centuries of unprecedented human progress and prosperity. Hardly a new phenomenon in the history of empires and civilizations but one that we should try to resist for our own good and that of our descendants.
     
    I'm inclined to agree with your diagnosis (let's not even go into the whole travesty you rightly highlight about what was done to Trump by the Mainstream Media), but you're not offering any solutions.

    Anyway, 2023 is already off with a horrid start as in Brazil they've apparently started issuing Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) where people can only keep 80% of the value of the cash and credit/savings in their bank accounts they convert into CBDCs ... Apparently there's many cases where the government delays this process for 2 or 3 years ...

    Perhaps the only thing that gives hope is that the script of the future is rarely ever 100% written in advance and that for everything, sooner or later, there is always a moment of truth. So far, from 2020 onwards many of the moments of truth in this decade have been unpleasant and painful ...

    Replies: @S

    Perhaps the only thing that gives hope is that the script of the future is rarely ever 100% written in advance and that for everything, sooner or later, there is always a moment of truth.

    I agree, the best laid plans of mice and men and all that.

    Though, as a caveat, I have to say I don’t think the Fall of Communism circa 1990 was a naturally occurring event, but rather was top/down in nature, the same as I don’t think the imminent Fall of Capitalism (ie the economic and political collapse of the United States and it’s Western bloc) will have been naturally occurring either, and will also have been a top/down event.

    In each instance, the looting of the remnants of the respective collapsed economic systems will have taken place immediately afterwards. ‘The worker is worthy of his wages’ those that are behind these events tell themselves.

    The synthesis of a Capitalist thesis and a Communist anti-thesis in the Global Multi-Culturalism of the expectant United States of the World/World Union super-state, a theoretical global democratic republic, but, alas, should they succeed, in reality a slavery based world order dictatorship, is to have been the British Empire’s unilateral ‘gift’ to the world, a gift I would rather it never would have made.

    The fact that both the Communist Manifesto and the defacto ‘Capitalist Manifesto’, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, were each first published in London in 1848 and 1776 respectively, should have been a hint.

  256. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Barbarossa

    You don't read Ron Unz? Skimming is your friend!

    Replies: @Barbarossa

    Fair enough. For some reason I didn’t have Unz himself in mind when I wrote that. I do read some of his stuff and it has a good comment section as well.

  257. @AP
    @LatW

    They were obviously expecting to take Kiev without much of a fight. Based on the false assumption that most Ukrainians wouldn’t defend their county and the elites would all flee, 50,000 troops, with elite paratroopers spearheading the assault, outside Kiev would be a sufficient number for such a limited operation. They had a lot of riot police and mobile detention units to take care of isolated troublemakers.

    Instead the people fought back fiercely, the paratroopers were wasted and killed in large numbers, the Russians withdrew from Kiev after realising that their plan could not work, and some of the most naive and/or stupid of the pro-Russians claim that the whole thing was a deliberate feint all along.

    Replies: @LatW

    Instead the people fought back fiercely, the paratroopers were wasted and killed in large numbers, the Russians withdrew from Kiev after realizing that their plan could not work, and some of the most naive and/or stupid of the pro-Russians claim that the whole thing was a deliberate feint all along.

    Of course, the Ukrainians would fight back – we spoke about this right before the invasion. I remember telling Beckow that the Ukrainians will “shoot from every window” and he doubted it (it was meant both literally, as well as to describe their spirit – honestly, I don’t get some of these people, would they not defend their homes and families, I don’t get what is so hard to understand and why that could even be doubted). When he mused about “who gets to keep Kyiv”, I said that Ukraine would keep it (I knew it intuitively).

    It’s apparently impossible to take Kyiv without hundreds of thousands of troops, it’s just too big (and some of the Cold War era fortifications are still in place). However, they may have been able to force the government out and murder even more people (they had such plans, even lists of people who should be arrested or killed – they always do). Western help was not a given during those very crucial first days (except for Javelins and such which proved to be quite useful). And the Russians did cause horrific damage.

    To claim that the whole thing was a “deliberate feint” is utter nonsense and can’t be taken seriously. However, those who claim that are most likely not all that naive / or stupid – this may be an attempt to downplay the gravity of this very malicious intent (part of the overall crime of aggression), to excuse Russia’s failure and possibly to downplay the heroism (or competence) of the defenders.

    Even if it was “only” 50K RF soldiers, it was still a very serious attack – with many casualties on both sides, with heavy artillery being used (including at civilian objects). There were paratroopers and apparently special forces soldiers (to lose those for a “feint” would be so dumb, they take years to train). There is iconic footage of shattered and burnt Russian tanks in the street on the outskirts of Kyiv – that alone was very costly for the invader, why would they waste that on a feint? The clunky tank and military vehicle column ran out of gas and food after a few days – this is not what they intended, since they thought they would be in control of the city within days.

    No, they were going to advance but were stopped through immense effort. This is a very heroic feat with great historic consequences. Because of this effort, a coalition of 40 states came together to help Ukraine and possibly a new security landscape will be formed in Europe.

    [MORE]

    There are a couple of documentaries out there already, too bad this one doesn’t have English subtitles but one can see the Russian helicopters flying in and also the severe damage that was done to some of Kyiv’s suburbs (one can see that the suburbs were quite wealthy with new townhomes that were completely wrecked or damaged, not to even mention the human toll). Thank God they didn’t hit the treasures, the cathedral, that’s of great value to the whole world.

    (Btw, the Russians hit the 6th – 10th century stone babas near Izyum and damaged them, which is insane).

    • Replies: @LatW
    @LatW

    From Military-Today:

    "The Russian Ka-52 helicopters were widely used during the 2022 invasion to Ukraine. During the first 8 months of war there were 23 verified losses of Ka-52s. Unit price of the Ka-52 is around $16 million."

    During the Defense of Kyiv about 40 Russian helicopters flew in, at least some of these were taken down by Ukrainians using an old Ukrainian weapon called "Igla" ("Needle"), a man-portable surface-to-air missile, worth around $60-80K. Apparently the Russians didn't think this would happen since these helicopters are thought to be very agile.

    Replies: @Mikhail

  258. Beyond issues of natalism, there is the question of whether there is some threshold of cat ladies that will implode society:

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    Or, maybe, we’ve already reached it, but it is a slow process?

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @songbird

    Won't there be just as many "leftover men". Unmarried women are, statistically, the happiest demographic there is

    Replies: @songbird

  259. @Beckow
    @AP

    You are really desperate, "hyena" is hyena, no matter how you try to spin it. And Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia - nobody wanted to fight for them - that's why they got horribly massacred by Germans, they were left with no allies.

    It is the same today: the people who bombed Serbia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, or who quietly supported it, have no standing to complain about Russia in Ukraine. It is a very simple principle that has held since time immemorial - a thief can't yell "thief! catch him". That's the problem: mass murderers and habitual bombers complain about others.

    It is like that scene in Casablanca when the Frenchie Captain orders closing the joint because "there is gambling going on there", as he collects and counts his winnings from the last round. There is no such thing as having double standards - the West has no standards, (and also Poland in 1938-39). So all their bleating is for nought...

    Replies: @AP, @Philip Owen

    And Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia

    You repeat the lie that Poland “joined Hitler.”

    Poland did not coordinate with Hitler or ally with Hitler. Czechoslovakia decided to cede a lot of land to Hitler, so Poland then made its own agreement to take back Polish-inhabited lands.

    nobody wanted to fight for them – that’s why they got horribly massacred by Germans

    First you claimed that Poland’s Western allies refused to fight for Poland because they naturally viewed Easterners with contempt. Now you claim it was because Poland took some lands from Czechoslovakia.

    Were you lying then or lying now?

    they were left with no allies.

    The alliance was not rescinded.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @AP


    Poland did not coordinate with Hitler or ally with Hitler.
     
    They did: Poland joined Hitler in dismembering Czecho-slovakia - a simple fact. What do you want for "coordination"? Emails? You are an ally if you work alongside someone - Poland did, ipso facto they were an ally of Germany in 1938. Not in 1939, the chickens came home to roost as they always do for Poland.

    First you claimed that Poland’s Western allies refused to fight for Poland because they naturally viewed Easterners with contempt. Now you claim it was because Poland took some lands from Czechoslovakia.
     
    Any person with a room temperature IQ would understand that behaviors can have multiple reasons, and that the reasons can reinforce each other. You don't even understand something that simple. It is sad...you seem to be an autistic moron.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

  260. @Mikel
    @QCIC


    Fred Reed
     
    Thanks for mentioning this great writer. People here with a good sense of humor and no inclination towards conspiracy theories will be glad to know that he's now regularly writing at Ilana Mercer's blog:

    https://barelyablog.com/category/fred-reed/

    His departure on the heels of AK signaled a turn for the worse on this website. Outside of this comment section and Sailer's this website is becoming a scary place. The other day I spent some time reading the comments to some Anglin and Whitney pieces and almost felt embarrassed that I spend so much time on this site.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Philip Owen, @Barbarossa, @Yevardian

    Speaking of curating commenters, I see there’s a new ID basing his identity off anti-vax in 2023… sad!

    • Replies: @Mikel
    @Yevardian

    Yes, I agree. But well, as long as there is no spillover of commenters from the loony columnists to this blog, a few more fringe characters in addition to the resident ones (including myself of course) should not be so bad, I guess.

    I actually have some understanding for people with strong opinions on the Covid thing. It was a once in several generations event and of course authorities made all kinds of mistakes. Many lives were lost while many others suffered the effects of the attempts to combat the pandemic. It was unavoidable that some people would get bitter and strongly opinionated under such circumstances.

    On the other hand, pandemics have been humanity's companions for millennia. In places like tropical Africa they're still part of everyday life. Even though this one may have had some artificial or at least accidental origins, we've probably been lucky that the only global one we've suffered in the past decades until this one struck was AIDS. In our highly interconnected societies it's only logical to expect that there will be more pandemic outbreaks in the future. So, while it's natural to have strong opinions on how we should have reacted to Covid, I have no respect for people who are unable to grasp that yes, we live in a world where pandemics and all sorts of bad things do happen without any cabal necessarily planning them and must at all costs find some conspiratorial explanation for Covid.

    Replies: @Resist Covid Slavery

    , @Resist Covid Slavery
    @Yevardian


    I see there’s a new ID basing his identity off anti-vax in 2023… sad!

     

    So being "anti-vax" in 2023 is "sad!", but being an obedient mediocrity that uncritically obeys every single "Covid measure" without lifting a finger is what exactly? Utopian bliss?

    Just to be clear, the title of "anti-vax" is highly misleading as it can mean a lot of different things. It's one thing to be opposed to Covid vaccines or have serious doubts about its makeup, compared to being opposed to other types of vaccines, say like most reasonable people don't have a problem with the pre-WW2 vaccines that were invented against Polio in the USA and proven (IIRC Polio or some other disease that could be cured by vaccination was seemingly eliminated worldwide until it reappeared in India somehow). In fact, there are even at least a few different types of Covid vaccines that all seem to be made differently from each other. Idk about the Chinese and Russian ones, but the evidence for Western vaccines having adverse health effects very much exists. Anyway, it seems like the WHO is going to impose a mandatory vaccine passport for international travel worldwide by around May 2023 (with the connivance of nearly all ruling elites in the world), so anyone that wants to not have restricted freedom of movement can have fun conforming to at least one more round of vaccination. In fact, the whole post-human techno-scientific cult around vaccines (and material science more generally) is entirely bizarre and it's amazing that elite power execution works so well that most people simply accept vaccination measures even though they have no idea of vaccine compositions or what sort of side effects there are. It's hard to imagine people would accept drinking tablets, or even potions on a large scale as a reliable medical method (then again, people used to believe in leeching and all sorts of things, the conformity and mediocrity of normies to the mainstream of their times shouldn't be underestimated).

    Anyway, the real point of "Covid" is what's coming in 2023 and beyond. So the imposition of Central Bank Digital Currencies, Digital IDs and "social credit scores" where the pretense of any independence, anonymity, privacy, and "freedom" is openly abolished by managerial-beauracracy dictates in the most basic aspects of peoples' lives concerning their wealth, health, relationships with others, lifestyle, personal beliefs, and so on. I haven't even looked in depth at the horror of likely incoming AI Smart Cities so I'll refrain from commenting on that. Probably only places like Ukraine, Yemen, and Afghanistan that are wrecked and don't have proper electricity infrastructure for whatever reason will be spared from this, at least for the immediate future.

    There's also of course incoming economic/financial crisis from the USA to the outer world with inflation already in real terms being at least 20% in western countries, with austerity being inevitable. Isn't this what's really sad!?

    Replies: @Another Polish Perspective, @Another Polish Perspective

  261. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    Russia would’ve likely won a battle over Kherson. They chose not to on account that such a situation would be with noticeable Russian casualties.
     
    Your grammar seems correct here, but your thought process harkens back to a day when "Averkoisms" were the norm. Reread what you wrote here. What you're really saying is that the Russian military would have kept hold of Kherson, except that they weren't willing to stomach dying for the place. They were cowards and lost Kherson. The Ukrainians were willing to sacrifice their own, and ended up taking Kherson back. That's how it generally works. Kherson was an excellent stronghold to keep if Russia had any real notions to take Odessa, which was one of the main goals early on in the war. Now that opportunity has been lost, as Russia retreats back more and more every day.

    Mariupol could very well be taken back too.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Mikhail

    Your grammar seems correct here, but your thought process harkens back to a day when “Averkoisms” were the norm. Reread what you wrote here. What you’re really saying is that the Russian military would have kept hold of Kherson, except that they weren’t willing to stomach dying for the place. They were cowards and lost Kherson. The Ukrainians were willing to sacrifice their own, and ended up taking Kherson back. That’s how it generally works. Kherson was an excellent stronghold to keep if Russia had any real notions to take Odessa, which was one of the main goals early on in the war. Now that opportunity has been lost, as Russia retreats back more and more every day.

    Mariupol could very well be taken back too.

    Well macho man, I’d rather live to see another day than greatly risk not doing so. Reread what you wrote here. What you’re really saying is that the Kiev regime doesn’t care as much of the well being of their forces.

    The longer this conflict goes, the greater the likelihood of the Kiev regime losing more territory – Odessa included.

    Let’s bookmark this exchange.

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    I’d rather live to see another day than greatly risk not doing so...The longer this conflict goes, the greater the likelihood of the Kiev regime losing more territory – Odessa included.
     
    The longer this war goes on, the greater the likelihood that Ukraine loses more washing machines:

    https://war.ukraine.ua/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FB_IMG_1650189783004-560x600.jpg

    Replies: @Mikhail

  262. @LatW
    @AP


    Instead the people fought back fiercely, the paratroopers were wasted and killed in large numbers, the Russians withdrew from Kiev after realizing that their plan could not work, and some of the most naive and/or stupid of the pro-Russians claim that the whole thing was a deliberate feint all along.
     
    Of course, the Ukrainians would fight back - we spoke about this right before the invasion. I remember telling Beckow that the Ukrainians will "shoot from every window" and he doubted it (it was meant both literally, as well as to describe their spirit - honestly, I don't get some of these people, would they not defend their homes and families, I don't get what is so hard to understand and why that could even be doubted). When he mused about "who gets to keep Kyiv", I said that Ukraine would keep it (I knew it intuitively).

    It's apparently impossible to take Kyiv without hundreds of thousands of troops, it's just too big (and some of the Cold War era fortifications are still in place). However, they may have been able to force the government out and murder even more people (they had such plans, even lists of people who should be arrested or killed - they always do). Western help was not a given during those very crucial first days (except for Javelins and such which proved to be quite useful). And the Russians did cause horrific damage.

    To claim that the whole thing was a "deliberate feint" is utter nonsense and can't be taken seriously. However, those who claim that are most likely not all that naive / or stupid - this may be an attempt to downplay the gravity of this very malicious intent (part of the overall crime of aggression), to excuse Russia's failure and possibly to downplay the heroism (or competence) of the defenders.

    Even if it was "only" 50K RF soldiers, it was still a very serious attack - with many casualties on both sides, with heavy artillery being used (including at civilian objects). There were paratroopers and apparently special forces soldiers (to lose those for a "feint" would be so dumb, they take years to train). There is iconic footage of shattered and burnt Russian tanks in the street on the outskirts of Kyiv - that alone was very costly for the invader, why would they waste that on a feint? The clunky tank and military vehicle column ran out of gas and food after a few days - this is not what they intended, since they thought they would be in control of the city within days.

    No, they were going to advance but were stopped through immense effort. This is a very heroic feat with great historic consequences. Because of this effort, a coalition of 40 states came together to help Ukraine and possibly a new security landscape will be formed in Europe.

    There are a couple of documentaries out there already, too bad this one doesn't have English subtitles but one can see the Russian helicopters flying in and also the severe damage that was done to some of Kyiv's suburbs (one can see that the suburbs were quite wealthy with new townhomes that were completely wrecked or damaged, not to even mention the human toll). Thank God they didn't hit the treasures, the cathedral, that's of great value to the whole world.

    (Btw, the Russians hit the 6th - 10th century stone babas near Izyum and damaged them, which is insane).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_w3KBb0YJs

    Replies: @LatW

    From Military-Today:

    “The Russian Ka-52 helicopters were widely used during the 2022 invasion to Ukraine. During the first 8 months of war there were 23 verified losses of Ka-52s. Unit price of the Ka-52 is around $16 million.”

    During the Defense of Kyiv about 40 Russian helicopters flew in, at least some of these were taken down by Ukrainians using an old Ukrainian weapon called “Igla” (“Needle”), a man-portable surface-to-air missile, worth around $60-80K. Apparently the Russians didn’t think this would happen since these helicopters are thought to be very agile.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @LatW

    "Military-Today" has the makeup of a Western establishment propaganda site as evidenced by its highlighting of Russian losses, while being mum on the Kiev regime's.

    Replies: @LatW

  263. @LatW
    @LatW

    From Military-Today:

    "The Russian Ka-52 helicopters were widely used during the 2022 invasion to Ukraine. During the first 8 months of war there were 23 verified losses of Ka-52s. Unit price of the Ka-52 is around $16 million."

    During the Defense of Kyiv about 40 Russian helicopters flew in, at least some of these were taken down by Ukrainians using an old Ukrainian weapon called "Igla" ("Needle"), a man-portable surface-to-air missile, worth around $60-80K. Apparently the Russians didn't think this would happen since these helicopters are thought to be very agile.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    “Military-Today” has the makeup of a Western establishment propaganda site as evidenced by its highlighting of Russian losses, while being mum on the Kiev regime’s.

    • Replies: @LatW
    @Mikhail

    Actually, this info is from the actual participants of the event (I only used the Military-Today to show how much those helis cost and that they were taken out by a much cheaper weapon), the soldier who took it down:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWVGJSv1Qco&t=502s

  264. @Mikhail
    @LatW

    "Military-Today" has the makeup of a Western establishment propaganda site as evidenced by its highlighting of Russian losses, while being mum on the Kiev regime's.

    Replies: @LatW

    Actually, this info is from the actual participants of the event (I only used the Military-Today to show how much those helis cost and that they were taken out by a much cheaper weapon), the soldier who took it down:

  265. @songbird
    @LondonBob

    Until recently, I didn't realize that the Out-of-Asia theory dates back to the 19th century, but had supposed it was some Chinese chauvinism (though impressive), that developed under the CCP.

    Don't even know much about it, but I think it is remarkable how politically incorrect it seems. Seems like wikipedia used to have a page that was heavily modified to dismiss it, after which, they deleted the page altogether, so nobody could find it. I nearly laughed my head off when those two Chinese scientists used UK biobank data (highly verboten) to support it, whatever the merits of their argument.

    Infogalactic has a page about it, but it appears not to have been updated to include current proponents and arguments:
    https://infogalactic.com/info/Out_of_Asia_theory

    Of course, a hardline Out-of-Africa model has already been proven partially wrong by the inputs of archaic DNA from groups like Neanderthals and Denisovans.

    Replies: @Thulean Friend

    I nearly laughed my head off when those two Chinese scientists used UK biobank data (highly verboten) to support it, whatever the merits of their argument.

    Non-Western societies have fewer qualms about pushing their preferred version of the historical past for nationalist reasons. The ludicrous “out of India” theory, basically a reverse AIT, is a typical example of this. I trust the Chinese a bit more on this than the Indians but only very slightly. Whites seem to be the only group not prone to these kinds of impulses in the contemporary era.

    Then again, this is a comparatively recent phenomenon. There were plenty of European attempts in the 1800s and into the early 1900s to claim all kinds of paternal European origins for distant civilisations.

    • Replies: @Sher Singh
    @Thulean Friend

    Ancestral North Eurasian shares a lineage with Paleolithic Indian.
    The Aryans were never pale/blonde in the first place, so..

    Europeans are still trying to prove everything was founded by blondes.
    It just morphs into begging everyone to fuck blonde women & then complaining after..

    Strange people these hajnal lines..

    , @songbird
    @Thulean Friend

    I suspect that China and India might have a scalar advantage when it comes to chauvinism. The chauvinism of Euros often detracts from the chauvinism other Euros because of the short distances between borders. (Maybe, this was less when there were empires?)

    Then, on top of that, there is an obvious ideology to beat Europe down. Interesting to ponder its origin. Yuval Noah Harari (not a Euro) amusingly called Europe a "peninsula of Afro-Asia" and said that, until the scientific revolution, it played "no important role in history."

    https://twitter.com/whyvert/status/1195528281535045632?s=20&t=aVEAtWa1W5tbQ4Fmty8r4w

    Replies: @Thulean Friend

  266. Sher Singh says:
    @Thulean Friend
    @songbird


    I nearly laughed my head off when those two Chinese scientists used UK biobank data (highly verboten) to support it, whatever the merits of their argument.
     
    Non-Western societies have fewer qualms about pushing their preferred version of the historical past for nationalist reasons. The ludicrous "out of India" theory, basically a reverse AIT, is a typical example of this. I trust the Chinese a bit more on this than the Indians but only very slightly. Whites seem to be the only group not prone to these kinds of impulses in the contemporary era.

    Then again, this is a comparatively recent phenomenon. There were plenty of European attempts in the 1800s and into the early 1900s to claim all kinds of paternal European origins for distant civilisations.

    Replies: @Sher Singh, @songbird

    Ancestral North Eurasian shares a lineage with Paleolithic Indian.
    The Aryans were never pale/blonde in the first place, so..

    Europeans are still trying to prove everything was founded by blondes.
    It just morphs into begging everyone to fuck blonde women & then complaining after..

    Strange people these hajnal lines..

  267. There were plenty of European attempts in the 1800s and into the early 1900s to claim all kinds of paternal European origins for distant civilisations.

    Was it Gobineau who really got this going with the Essay on Human Racial Inequality? He is often reputed as one of the founders of Aryanism. He was a kind of doomer though, he thought the last remaining reservoirs of relatively pure and unmixed white blood were fated to disappear through race mixing, leaving overwhelming mediocrity before humanity finally dies out. It was pretty French.

    These sorts of ideas seem to have become most popular and elaborate in the German cultural sphere where they eliminated the inevitable racial doom aspect of Gobineau’s narrative.

  268. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack


    Your grammar seems correct here, but your thought process harkens back to a day when “Averkoisms” were the norm. Reread what you wrote here. What you’re really saying is that the Russian military would have kept hold of Kherson, except that they weren’t willing to stomach dying for the place. They were cowards and lost Kherson. The Ukrainians were willing to sacrifice their own, and ended up taking Kherson back. That’s how it generally works. Kherson was an excellent stronghold to keep if Russia had any real notions to take Odessa, which was one of the main goals early on in the war. Now that opportunity has been lost, as Russia retreats back more and more every day.

    Mariupol could very well be taken back too.
     
    Well macho man, I'd rather live to see another day than greatly risk not doing so. Reread what you wrote here. What you’re really saying is that the Kiev regime doesn't care as much of the well being of their forces.

    The longer this conflict goes, the greater the likelihood of the Kiev regime losing more territory - Odessa included.

    Let's bookmark this exchange.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    I’d rather live to see another day than greatly risk not doing so…The longer this conflict goes, the greater the likelihood of the Kiev regime losing more territory – Odessa included.

    The longer this war goes on, the greater the likelihood that Ukraine loses more washing machines:

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    In your dream world contradicting reality.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  269. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail


    I’d rather live to see another day than greatly risk not doing so...The longer this conflict goes, the greater the likelihood of the Kiev regime losing more territory – Odessa included.
     
    The longer this war goes on, the greater the likelihood that Ukraine loses more washing machines:

    https://war.ukraine.ua/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FB_IMG_1650189783004-560x600.jpg

    Replies: @Mikhail

    In your dream world contradicting reality.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    No Mickey, this time you're just plain wrong. Here's a clip bringing "reality" for you put into focus, enjoy:

    https://youtu.be/jopzkL3BVps

    Replies: @Mikhail

  270. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    I thought everyone knew the Russian forces pulled out of Kherson to remove the incentive for the Ukrainian military to blow up the dam. I believe they accomplished their main mission of evacuating most of the the pro-Russian civilians to prevent them from being tortured and murdered by the NeoNazi elements in the Ukrainian forces. God help the civilians that didn't get out in time.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    I thought everyone knew the Russian forces pulled out of Kherson to remove the incentive for the Ukrainian military to blow up the dam. I believe they accomplished their main mission of evacuating most of the the pro-Russian civilians to prevent them from being tortured and murdered by the NeoNazi elements in the Ukrainian forces. God help the civilians that didn’t get out in time.

    Lera Nedoseikina
    @lnedos
    From a recent WaPo article: Ukrainian general, Kovalchuk, confirms that they planned to blow up the New Kakhovka dam in Kherson region back in November ”as a last resort”, which could’ve potentially flooded tens of settlements.

    Surovikin was right.

    https://wapo.st/3QdJ4oC

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  271. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    In your dream world contradicting reality.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    No Mickey, this time you’re just plain wrong. Here’s a clip bringing “reality” for you put into focus, enjoy:

    • LOL: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Is that really such? Any other examples? On par with when Kiev regime supporters were saying their side captured many Russian tanks, thus explaining why Zalauzhny wants 300 from the West.

    These type of distortions were done earlier -

    https://thegrayzone.com/2022/12/30/declassified-intelligence-files-bosnian-war/

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  272. @AP
    @Beckow


    And Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia
     
    You repeat the lie that Poland "joined Hitler."

    Poland did not coordinate with Hitler or ally with Hitler. Czechoslovakia decided to cede a lot of land to Hitler, so Poland then made its own agreement to take back Polish-inhabited lands.

    nobody wanted to fight for them – that’s why they got horribly massacred by Germans
     
    First you claimed that Poland's Western allies refused to fight for Poland because they naturally viewed Easterners with contempt. Now you claim it was because Poland took some lands from Czechoslovakia.

    Were you lying then or lying now?

    they were left with no allies.
     
    The alliance was not rescinded.

    Replies: @Beckow

    Poland did not coordinate with Hitler or ally with Hitler.

    They did: Poland joined Hitler in dismembering Czecho-slovakia – a simple fact. What do you want for “coordination”? Emails? You are an ally if you work alongside someone – Poland did, ipso facto they were an ally of Germany in 1938. Not in 1939, the chickens came home to roost as they always do for Poland.

    First you claimed that Poland’s Western allies refused to fight for Poland because they naturally viewed Easterners with contempt. Now you claim it was because Poland took some lands from Czechoslovakia.

    Any person with a room temperature IQ would understand that behaviors can have multiple reasons, and that the reasons can reinforce each other. You don’t even understand something that simple. It is sad…you seem to be an autistic moron.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    It is sad…you seem to be an autistic moron.
     
    We know how you keep your own depression at bay...

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rSWR0uxsqAI/maxresdefault.jpg

    Crown Prince Beckow descending from the heights of Beckow castle, to spend some time with the local volk and take part in some sauerkraut with palinka shots, naturally. :-)

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @AP
    @Beckow


    They did: Poland joined Hitler in dismembering Czecho-slovakia – a simple fact. What do you want for “coordination”? Emails
     
    Coordination would involve some agreement between two sides working together (such as Molotov-Ribbentrop). There was none.

    Czechoslovakia agreed to cede territory to Germany. Poland later made its own agreement with Czechoslovakia. And decades later a naive fool wrote about an alliance.

    You are an ally if you work alongside someone
     
    Claim that they worked alongside is false.

    It was not uncommon in history for various rival countries to take land from other countries, without necessarily being allies.

    you seem to be an autistic moron
     
    The liar resorts to the same tired words.
  273. @Beckow
    @AP


    Poland did not coordinate with Hitler or ally with Hitler.
     
    They did: Poland joined Hitler in dismembering Czecho-slovakia - a simple fact. What do you want for "coordination"? Emails? You are an ally if you work alongside someone - Poland did, ipso facto they were an ally of Germany in 1938. Not in 1939, the chickens came home to roost as they always do for Poland.

    First you claimed that Poland’s Western allies refused to fight for Poland because they naturally viewed Easterners with contempt. Now you claim it was because Poland took some lands from Czechoslovakia.
     
    Any person with a room temperature IQ would understand that behaviors can have multiple reasons, and that the reasons can reinforce each other. You don't even understand something that simple. It is sad...you seem to be an autistic moron.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

    It is sad…you seem to be an autistic moron.

    We know how you keep your own depression at bay…

    Crown Prince Beckow descending from the heights of Beckow castle, to spend some time with the local volk and take part in some sauerkraut with palinka shots, naturally. 🙂

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    Your abilities have descended to a Kindergarden level infantile incoherence. Polka? How do you think not making any rational points and simply attacking others comes across? We dismiss you as a silly crank. This is Unz, not a cholita negro dance party.

    Is it because you have no arguments left and can't address substance? Or do you lack any substance at all?

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @A123

  274. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    It is sad…you seem to be an autistic moron.
     
    We know how you keep your own depression at bay...

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rSWR0uxsqAI/maxresdefault.jpg

    Crown Prince Beckow descending from the heights of Beckow castle, to spend some time with the local volk and take part in some sauerkraut with palinka shots, naturally. :-)

    Replies: @Beckow

    Your abilities have descended to a Kindergarden level infantile incoherence. Polka? How do you think not making any rational points and simply attacking others comes across? We dismiss you as a silly crank. This is Unz, not a cholita negro dance party.

    Is it because you have no arguments left and can’t address substance? Or do you lack any substance at all?

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow

    Your own descent into adolescent name calling of AP required a similar response. Don't like it?


    If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
     
    Your own incoherence of comparing this forum to a "cholita negro dance party" (I never did), betrays your own depraved vision of the world and inability to appreciate the Latino flavor of the Southwestern United States - you really are a hick. Therefore, you should be treated as one.

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @A123
    @Beckow


    @Mr. Hack

    How do you think not making any rational points and simply attacking others comes across?

    Is it because you have no arguments left and can’t address substance? Or do you lack any substance at all?
     

    Sadly Hack is mentally ill. He needs psychiatric assistance before he harms himself or others.

    Engaging with Hack results in reduced lucidity. On medical compassion grounds, I placed him on my Ignored Commenters list. Thus, I am not contributing to his mental decline. He should not respond to my posts as he knows they will never be seen (shrug).

    I feel pity for him, and I offer forgiveness. Alas, there is nothing more that you or I can do to help him beyond disengagement.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  275. @Thulean Friend
    @songbird


    I nearly laughed my head off when those two Chinese scientists used UK biobank data (highly verboten) to support it, whatever the merits of their argument.
     
    Non-Western societies have fewer qualms about pushing their preferred version of the historical past for nationalist reasons. The ludicrous "out of India" theory, basically a reverse AIT, is a typical example of this. I trust the Chinese a bit more on this than the Indians but only very slightly. Whites seem to be the only group not prone to these kinds of impulses in the contemporary era.

    Then again, this is a comparatively recent phenomenon. There were plenty of European attempts in the 1800s and into the early 1900s to claim all kinds of paternal European origins for distant civilisations.

    Replies: @Sher Singh, @songbird

    I suspect that China and India might have a scalar advantage when it comes to chauvinism. The chauvinism of Euros often detracts from the chauvinism other Euros because of the short distances between borders. (Maybe, this was less when there were empires?)

    Then, on top of that, there is an obvious ideology to beat Europe down. Interesting to ponder its origin. Yuval Noah Harari (not a Euro) amusingly called Europe a “peninsula of Afro-Asia” and said that, until the scientific revolution, it played “no important role in history.”

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Thulean Friend
    @songbird


    Then, on top of that, there is an obvious ideology to beat Europe down. Interesting to ponder its origin. Yuval Noah Harari (not a Euro) amusingly called Europe a “peninsula of Afro-Asia” and said that, until the scientific revolution, it played “no important role in history.”
     
    Indeed, his resentments got the better of him. I doubt he is that ignorant. We had a discussion on this blog some months ago where I used historical data from the Maddison project to show that even supposedly backwards Scandinavia was ahead of China during the Middle Ages as well as the Ottoman Empire during its apogee. Italy, Britain and the Netherlands were of course playing in a league of their own.

    I suspect that China and India might have a scalar advantage when it comes to chauvinism. The chauvinism of Euros often detracts from the chauvinism other Euros because of the short distances between borders. (Maybe, this was less when there were empires?)
     
    Interesting thought and probably correct. Though my expectation is that China's enthusiasm for these historical re-interpretations will cool in accordance to its rise, just as European radical revisionism withered as the West consolidated its global lead.

    India is different. Partly because the foreign domination lasted much longer and was in many ways far more brutal than China's. Hindus are still recovering psychologically from those scars. Another fact is that the country is banally poorer, so it simply has a longer runway before reaching a level of development where its self-confidence is sufficient that it will no longer indulge in childish fantasies like "Out of India" theory etc. The arrival of that moment is still many decades ahead of us - if it ever arrives at all.

    Replies: @Sher Singh, @songbird

  276. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    Your abilities have descended to a Kindergarden level infantile incoherence. Polka? How do you think not making any rational points and simply attacking others comes across? We dismiss you as a silly crank. This is Unz, not a cholita negro dance party.

    Is it because you have no arguments left and can't address substance? Or do you lack any substance at all?

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @A123

    Your own descent into adolescent name calling of AP required a similar response. Don’t like it?

    If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

    Your own incoherence of comparing this forum to a “cholita negro dance party” (I never did), betrays your own depraved vision of the world and inability to appreciate the Latino flavor of the Southwestern United States – you really are a hick. Therefore, you should be treated as one.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    Hick? Why, because I don't relate to the shaking negro dancing? It is not my cup of tea, too fruity with no permanence or style.

    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.

    That is often a sign of lower IQ people who can't multi-process. Or possibly an autistic attachment to an idee fixe...I made that comment about AP mind AFTER answering discussion points. That is different from you ignoring any substantive points and mindlessly engaging in silly name-calling and ad hominem.

    If you can't tell the difference between the two, you are just proving that you have descended into infantilism and have nothing substantive to say in the discussion.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

  277. Was this Greta statue the first statue of a living teenager?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/greta-thunberg-statue-provokes-anger-at-its-unveiling.html

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    There is no way she can't afford the median titty job so maybe we might infer the physique reveals a defined, perhaps obvious, intention.

    Replies: @songbird

  278. @songbird
    Beyond issues of natalism, there is the question of whether there is some threshold of cat ladies that will implode society:

    https://twitter.com/HarmlessYardDog/status/1610437754713960448?s=20&t=-d4kSUKQvUuJpTW6PODOLA

    Or, maybe, we've already reached it, but it is a slow process?

    Replies: @Greasy William

    Won’t there be just as many “leftover men”. Unmarried women are, statistically, the happiest demographic there is

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Greasy William


    Won’t there be just as many “leftover men”
     
    It's true that married men are more civilized than unmarried ones, but I think the destabilizing effects mainly relate to unpaired young men. The bigger political effect in the long term seems to be in the voting patterns of unmarried women whose mothering instincts may be subverted to other purposes.

    Unmarried women are, statistically, the happiest demographic there is
     
    Heard of this study, and I have to say I'm really quite skeptical. Evidently, it seems to be the message that the regime wants to be true. Haven't looked into it much, but I don't know if it was ever reproduced. I do seem to vaguely recall studies that reached the opposite conclusion.

    Replies: @Greasy William

  279. @songbird
    Was this Greta statue the first statue of a living teenager?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/greta-thunberg-statue-provokes-anger-at-its-unveiling.html

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    There is no way she can’t afford the median titty job so maybe we might infer the physique reveals a defined, perhaps obvious, intention.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Fake boobs are gross.

    Replies: @Barbarossa

  280. @Greasy William
    @songbird

    Won't there be just as many "leftover men". Unmarried women are, statistically, the happiest demographic there is

    Replies: @songbird

    Won’t there be just as many “leftover men”

    It’s true that married men are more civilized than unmarried ones, but I think the destabilizing effects mainly relate to unpaired young men. The bigger political effect in the long term seems to be in the voting patterns of unmarried women whose mothering instincts may be subverted to other purposes.

    Unmarried women are, statistically, the happiest demographic there is

    Heard of this study, and I have to say I’m really quite skeptical. Evidently, it seems to be the message that the regime wants to be true. Haven’t looked into it much, but I don’t know if it was ever reproduced. I do seem to vaguely recall studies that reached the opposite conclusion.

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @songbird

    In Genesis, it says that a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife. Doesn't say anything about the reverse.

    In my experience, a woman can be happy without a man but a man cannot be happy without a woman.

    Replies: @songbird

  281. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    There is no way she can't afford the median titty job so maybe we might infer the physique reveals a defined, perhaps obvious, intention.

    Replies: @songbird

    Fake boobs are gross.

    • Replies: @Barbarossa
    @songbird

    Tangentially, I recently bought an old wardrobe and there were a bunch of newspaper pages from the mid 50's in the drawers. The old advertisements were pretty funny, "Satisfy your coffee hunger the MODERN way, with Nescafe, the finest coffee money can buy!"

    The other striking thing though was a celebrity gossip section reporting on some Hollywood gala or other. All the women actually looked like normal human females. You can tell it was before the mainstreaming of things like liposuction, boob jobs, etc. It really brought into stark contrast just how absurdly constructed so much of the celebrity looks are today.

    It really is gross though and makes for a vicious cycle of perverse expectations.

    Replies: @songbird

  282. @Beckow
    @AP


    Poland did not coordinate with Hitler or ally with Hitler.
     
    They did: Poland joined Hitler in dismembering Czecho-slovakia - a simple fact. What do you want for "coordination"? Emails? You are an ally if you work alongside someone - Poland did, ipso facto they were an ally of Germany in 1938. Not in 1939, the chickens came home to roost as they always do for Poland.

    First you claimed that Poland’s Western allies refused to fight for Poland because they naturally viewed Easterners with contempt. Now you claim it was because Poland took some lands from Czechoslovakia.
     
    Any person with a room temperature IQ would understand that behaviors can have multiple reasons, and that the reasons can reinforce each other. You don't even understand something that simple. It is sad...you seem to be an autistic moron.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

    They did: Poland joined Hitler in dismembering Czecho-slovakia – a simple fact. What do you want for “coordination”? Emails

    Coordination would involve some agreement between two sides working together (such as Molotov-Ribbentrop). There was none.

    Czechoslovakia agreed to cede territory to Germany. Poland later made its own agreement with Czechoslovakia. And decades later a naive fool wrote about an alliance.

    You are an ally if you work alongside someone

    Claim that they worked alongside is false.

    It was not uncommon in history for various rival countries to take land from other countries, without necessarily being allies.

    you seem to be an autistic moron

    The liar resorts to the same tired words.

  283. @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    No Mickey, this time you're just plain wrong. Here's a clip bringing "reality" for you put into focus, enjoy:

    https://youtu.be/jopzkL3BVps

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Is that really such? Any other examples? On par with when Kiev regime supporters were saying their side captured many Russian tanks, thus explaining why Zalauzhny wants 300 from the West.

    These type of distortions were done earlier –

    https://thegrayzone.com/2022/12/30/declassified-intelligence-files-bosnian-war/

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Mikhail

    Sure, for you Mickey, the sky's the limit. Actually, I'm kind of surprised that you've never seen this one before:

    https://youtu.be/C6v6i5YABU0

    Russian soldiers send items stolen in Ukraine by express delivery SDEK In Mozyr, Belarus

    Replies: @Mikhail

  284. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    Your abilities have descended to a Kindergarden level infantile incoherence. Polka? How do you think not making any rational points and simply attacking others comes across? We dismiss you as a silly crank. This is Unz, not a cholita negro dance party.

    Is it because you have no arguments left and can't address substance? Or do you lack any substance at all?

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @A123

    How do you think not making any rational points and simply attacking others comes across?

    Is it because you have no arguments left and can’t address substance? Or do you lack any substance at all?

    Sadly Hack is mentally ill. He needs psychiatric assistance before he harms himself or others.

    Engaging with Hack results in reduced lucidity. On medical compassion grounds, I placed him on my Ignored Commenters list. Thus, I am not contributing to his mental decline. He should not respond to my posts as he knows they will never be seen (shrug).

    I feel pity for him, and I offer forgiveness. Alas, there is nothing more that you or I can do to help him beyond disengagement.

    PEACE 😇

    • Troll: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @A123

    There you go again, kremlinstoogeA123, trying to play Armchair psychiatrist, by way of internet diagnosis. I understand that this makes you feel important, never having achieved anything like a real career in your life. But it's not really a good thing to do so, as explained in this WebMD article.
    https://blogs.webmd.com/from-our-archives/20180717/why-its-a-bad-idea-to-play-armchair-psychologi

    May I suggest that you take up another hobby? Perhaps brewing your own beer or sour mash? I know that you once liked to drink the stuff on a regular basis.

    https://fscomps.fotosearch.com/compc/IMZ/IMZ014/a-psychiatrist-talking-to-a-mobile-clipart__ltu0080.jpg
    Dr. kremlinstoogeA123 doling out unnecessary internet diagnosis. What will he do after Netanyahu decides to provide Ukraine with defensive missile systems? :-)

  285. @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    In 2021, 7 people were killed in all of Donbas, and no children.

    What changed in 2022 and who initiated that change?

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    In 2021, 7 people were killed in all of Donbas

    Seven murders in 2021? Rare criminal is guilty of that many. Someone deserves to hang.

    • Replies: @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    Is every killing during a war murder? And 1 or 2 of those 7 were killed by Donbas forces.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  286. The fourth vote for House Speaker has failed. 20 Republicans voted against McCarthy. There was also one vote as “Present”, I am not sure why:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2023/01/04/watch_live_house_speaker_vote_continues_with_fourth_attempt.html

    The live stream appears to be posturing. There is no obvious activity towards substative policymaking that will change votes.

    Likely they will make a 5th attempt around 4 PM (Eastern). Then adjourn for they day, if the count remains constant.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @A123
    @A123

    Apparently they held Round #5. They are currently working on Round #6.

    20 GOP votes are already in against McCarthy.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/01/04/video-day-two-speaker-drama-kevin-mccarthy-demands-his-precious/

    Hopefully McCarthy will negotiate seriously tonight. This could "get old" very quickly.

    #LetsGoBrandon 😇

  287. @AnonfromTN
    @AP


    In 2021, 7 people were killed in all of Donbas
     
    Seven murders in 2021? Rare criminal is guilty of that many. Someone deserves to hang.

    Replies: @AP

    Is every killing during a war murder? And 1 or 2 of those 7 were killed by Donbas forces.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @AP


    Is every killing during a war murder?
     
    Didn’t you claim repeatedly that there was no war in 2021? And that there was no war in Donbass since 2014?

    Be consistent: if the war, as your ilk claims, was started in February 2022, every Ukie killing until that time was murder, which should have been punished by criminal justice system. Now, was it? To the best of my knowledge criminal regime never punished its own criminals.

    Replies: @AP

  288. @A123
    @Beckow


    @Mr. Hack

    How do you think not making any rational points and simply attacking others comes across?

    Is it because you have no arguments left and can’t address substance? Or do you lack any substance at all?
     

    Sadly Hack is mentally ill. He needs psychiatric assistance before he harms himself or others.

    Engaging with Hack results in reduced lucidity. On medical compassion grounds, I placed him on my Ignored Commenters list. Thus, I am not contributing to his mental decline. He should not respond to my posts as he knows they will never be seen (shrug).

    I feel pity for him, and I offer forgiveness. Alas, there is nothing more that you or I can do to help him beyond disengagement.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    There you go again, kremlinstoogeA123, trying to play Armchair psychiatrist, by way of internet diagnosis. I understand that this makes you feel important, never having achieved anything like a real career in your life. But it’s not really a good thing to do so, as explained in this WebMD article.
    https://blogs.webmd.com/from-our-archives/20180717/why-its-a-bad-idea-to-play-armchair-psychologi

    May I suggest that you take up another hobby? Perhaps brewing your own beer or sour mash? I know that you once liked to drink the stuff on a regular basis.
    Dr. kremlinstoogeA123 doling out unnecessary internet diagnosis. What will he do after Netanyahu decides to provide Ukraine with defensive missile systems? 🙂

  289. @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    Is every killing during a war murder? And 1 or 2 of those 7 were killed by Donbas forces.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    Is every killing during a war murder?

    Didn’t you claim repeatedly that there was no war in 2021? And that there was no war in Donbass since 2014?

    Be consistent: if the war, as your ilk claims, was started in February 2022, every Ukie killing until that time was murder, which should have been punished by criminal justice system. Now, was it? To the best of my knowledge criminal regime never punished its own criminals.

    • Replies: @AP
    @AnonfromTN

    There was a mostly frozen civil war (one existing things to Russian support) until February 2022 when the Russian invasion began.

    Replies: @Mikhail

  290. @Barbarossa
    @Mikel

    I basically only read this thread and Sailer's on Unz, so for me ignorance is bliss.

    Once in a great while I've clicked on one of Anglin's outrageous headlines but the comments were too retarded and vitriolic. There is really nothing worse in this world than a hateful moron.

    Out of curiosity, what do you think is getting scary in the other comment sections? I always remember Unz as having some pretty pointlessly nasty corners. Is is just that it's not as counterweighted by the Fred Reeds, Lihn Dinh's, and Audacious Epigones of Unz's past? Ah, the names bring me back to the good old days when Unz was so much more fun!

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Mikel

    Out of curiosity, what do you think is getting scary in the other comment sections?

    Well, I’m not sure I can explain what led me to a scare-like feeling. It probably was a combination of factors. On the one hand, the realization of how deluded some people are and how many of them there must be. When it comes to conspiracy nutters, Unz is not the worst place of the internet after all. I wonder what kind of discussions they have at the regular meeting places of Quanon and similar communities. Not to mention the multi-gender, antifa folks on the side of the spectrum.

    On the other hand, I remember that I felt uneasy because these mono-thematic, conspiratorial fruitcakes frequent the same website that I do. I guess I feared having inadvertently fallen in the same kind of trap that led them here, albeit in a more moderate manner. At any rate, it was a good reminder that one must avoid spending too long in an echo chamber and periodically expose oneself to ideas that challenge one’s own. At least, if objectivity and truth are of any value to you. If you’re just looking for a community of fringe characters like yourself or a venue to vent your frustrations at, I guess there’s no need to make such intellectual efforts.

    I think that Unz is treading a very fine path. His mission of giving a space to voices that you’ll seldom hear is certainly commendable but I fear his personal inclination to see elaborate conspiracies everywhere is progressively turning his site into a meeting place for wackos of various kinds. There was a time when scientists of renown in their fields like Razib Khan contributed to this site and participated in the comments sections. It’s difficult to imagine something like that now.

    • Agree: Barbarossa
    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Mikel


    His mission of giving a space to voices that you’ll seldom hear is certainly commendable but I fear his personal inclination to see elaborate conspiracies everywhere is progressively turning his site into a meeting place for wackos of various kinds. There was a time when scientists of renown in their fields like Razib Khan contributed to this site and participated in the comments sections. It’s difficult to imagine something like that now.

     

    We all are commenting on borrowed time here. Within the next couple years the chatbots shall become so sophisticated and so proliferated there will be no finding a human on a board like this and we will all have to retreat to gated curated domains. If unz.com exists in five years we will have to pay money for it.

    I tried to buy a subscription to the economist the other day. For opposition research purposes. There was no easy way for me to buy one. Their marketing department is run by some pretty weird characters the way they arrange their storefront.
    The only customers they appear to want are online with monthly automatic charge to a credit card. My impulse has passed and they didn't get my money.

    Replies: @Barbarossa

    , @Yahya
    @Mikel


    There was a time when scientists of renown in their fields like Razib Khan contributed to this site and participated in the comments sections. It’s difficult to imagine something like that now.
     
    I believe Ron Unz had a chance to make this a creditable, rigorous, intelligent, objective, entertaining website if only he had played his cards right. He was on the right track when he brought in Steve Sailer, Anatoly Karlin, Audacious Epigone, Razib Khan, James Thompson, Peter Frost and a few others. These are top-quality bloggers and columnists who arguably were superior than the New York Times line-up; if only because not only were they highly analytical and intelligent, but were also free from the constraints of writing for a large, liberal corporate media establishment concerned with profit and respectability.

    He could’ve done more to keep them on board, and perhaps added a few others like Emil Kirkegaard, Greg Cochran, Steve Hsu, Rindermann, Richard Hannania, Tanner Greer, Scott Alexander, Ed West, Martin Van Crevald etc. But he went with the tin foil hat brigade instead; and in the process drove away many good writers who otherwise would’ve joined on board. The columnist section of this website has gotten to the point where there are many commenters on this blog and Sailer’s who are more insightful and intelligent than Unz headline authors. Ron Unz could’ve given these commenters a spot instead. But alas…

  291. @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Is that really such? Any other examples? On par with when Kiev regime supporters were saying their side captured many Russian tanks, thus explaining why Zalauzhny wants 300 from the West.

    These type of distortions were done earlier -

    https://thegrayzone.com/2022/12/30/declassified-intelligence-files-bosnian-war/

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    Sure, for you Mickey, the sky’s the limit. Actually, I’m kind of surprised that you’ve never seen this one before:

    Russian soldiers send items stolen in Ukraine by express delivery SDEK In Mozyr, Belarus

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    Never mind the ones taken of heroic Kiev regime forces brutalizing POWs and those they consider suspect. BTW, there's also footage of the former looting.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  292. @Mikel
    @Barbarossa


    Out of curiosity, what do you think is getting scary in the other comment sections?
     
    Well, I'm not sure I can explain what led me to a scare-like feeling. It probably was a combination of factors. On the one hand, the realization of how deluded some people are and how many of them there must be. When it comes to conspiracy nutters, Unz is not the worst place of the internet after all. I wonder what kind of discussions they have at the regular meeting places of Quanon and similar communities. Not to mention the multi-gender, antifa folks on the side of the spectrum.

    On the other hand, I remember that I felt uneasy because these mono-thematic, conspiratorial fruitcakes frequent the same website that I do. I guess I feared having inadvertently fallen in the same kind of trap that led them here, albeit in a more moderate manner. At any rate, it was a good reminder that one must avoid spending too long in an echo chamber and periodically expose oneself to ideas that challenge one's own. At least, if objectivity and truth are of any value to you. If you're just looking for a community of fringe characters like yourself or a venue to vent your frustrations at, I guess there's no need to make such intellectual efforts.

    I think that Unz is treading a very fine path. His mission of giving a space to voices that you'll seldom hear is certainly commendable but I fear his personal inclination to see elaborate conspiracies everywhere is progressively turning his site into a meeting place for wackos of various kinds. There was a time when scientists of renown in their fields like Razib Khan contributed to this site and participated in the comments sections. It's difficult to imagine something like that now.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Yahya

    His mission of giving a space to voices that you’ll seldom hear is certainly commendable but I fear his personal inclination to see elaborate conspiracies everywhere is progressively turning his site into a meeting place for wackos of various kinds. There was a time when scientists of renown in their fields like Razib Khan contributed to this site and participated in the comments sections. It’s difficult to imagine something like that now.

    We all are commenting on borrowed time here. Within the next couple years the chatbots shall become so sophisticated and so proliferated there will be no finding a human on a board like this and we will all have to retreat to gated curated domains. If unz.com exists in five years we will have to pay money for it.

    I tried to buy a subscription to the economist the other day. For opposition research purposes. There was no easy way for me to buy one. Their marketing department is run by some pretty weird characters the way they arrange their storefront.
    The only customers they appear to want are online with monthly automatic charge to a credit card. My impulse has passed and they didn’t get my money.

    • Replies: @Barbarossa
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Within the next couple years the chatbots shall become so sophisticated and so proliferated there will be no finding a human on a board like this
     
    Yeah, I agree and have thought about that possibility quite a bit. I feel more and more like I'll probably just cut and run on the discussion side of the internet entirely in the next couple of years. This is really my only internet commentary and if these Open Threads go, I really won't have much of a reason to visit Unz anymore. More and more I feel like the internet has exceeded much of it's potential for me and I would be better off on it as little as possible.

    Having said that, my hat is off to the lot of you. While the internet is peopled by ephemeral shades whispering to each other over the void, you all and some of the other commentariats at Unz have taken on some flesh and blood, becoming perhaps as human as one can be over the internet.

    Replies: @songbird

  293. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow

    Your own descent into adolescent name calling of AP required a similar response. Don't like it?


    If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
     
    Your own incoherence of comparing this forum to a "cholita negro dance party" (I never did), betrays your own depraved vision of the world and inability to appreciate the Latino flavor of the Southwestern United States - you really are a hick. Therefore, you should be treated as one.

    Replies: @Beckow

    Hick? Why, because I don’t relate to the shaking negro dancing? It is not my cup of tea, too fruity with no permanence or style.

    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.

    That is often a sign of lower IQ people who can’t multi-process. Or possibly an autistic attachment to an idee fixe…I made that comment about AP mind AFTER answering discussion points. That is different from you ignoring any substantive points and mindlessly engaging in silly name-calling and ad hominem.

    If you can’t tell the difference between the two, you are just proving that you have descended into infantilism and have nothing substantive to say in the discussion.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.
     
    And I made an observaion that you may indeed be a hick, for your inability to appreciate the fine gradations of jazz music and its great influence on modern music in general, by referring to it as "shaking negro dance music", unable to assign it the respect and admiration that it deserves. I still think that you're a hick! :-)

    I'll try and dumb this thing down for you and make it perhaps more palatable. White men made great contributions to jazz music:


    https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/24/2022/01/Glenn-miller-dba73f5.jpg?quality=90&webp=true&resize=975,649
    Glen Miller

    https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/24/2022/01/Woody-Herman-76c52be.jpg?quality=90&webp=true&resize=975,649
    Woody Herman

    https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/24/2022/01/Benny-Goodman-833e749.jpg?quality=90&webp=true&resize=975,649
    Benny Goodman

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @AP
    @Beckow


    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.
     
    The problem with your attempt to backtrack now is that your post is here to see. You are the one, with your words, who claimed that there was one reason:

    Your words:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-205/#comment-5740182

    "Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia – nobody wanted to fight for them – that’s why they got horribly massacred by Germans, they were left with no allies."

    When your silly lie was exposed you then backtracked about really there were many reasons, autism, or whatever.

    Replies: @Beckow

  294. @A123
    The fourth vote for House Speaker has failed. 20 Republicans voted against McCarthy. There was also one vote as "Present", I am not sure why:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2023/01/04/watch_live_house_speaker_vote_continues_with_fourth_attempt.html

    The live stream appears to be posturing. There is no obvious activity towards substative policymaking that will change votes.

    Likely they will make a 5th attempt around 4 PM (Eastern). Then adjourn for they day, if the count remains constant.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @A123

    Apparently they held Round #5. They are currently working on Round #6.

    20 GOP votes are already in against McCarthy.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/01/04/video-day-two-speaker-drama-kevin-mccarthy-demands-his-precious/

    Hopefully McCarthy will negotiate seriously tonight. This could “get old” very quickly.

    #LetsGoBrandon 😇

  295. @Mikel
    @Barbarossa


    Out of curiosity, what do you think is getting scary in the other comment sections?
     
    Well, I'm not sure I can explain what led me to a scare-like feeling. It probably was a combination of factors. On the one hand, the realization of how deluded some people are and how many of them there must be. When it comes to conspiracy nutters, Unz is not the worst place of the internet after all. I wonder what kind of discussions they have at the regular meeting places of Quanon and similar communities. Not to mention the multi-gender, antifa folks on the side of the spectrum.

    On the other hand, I remember that I felt uneasy because these mono-thematic, conspiratorial fruitcakes frequent the same website that I do. I guess I feared having inadvertently fallen in the same kind of trap that led them here, albeit in a more moderate manner. At any rate, it was a good reminder that one must avoid spending too long in an echo chamber and periodically expose oneself to ideas that challenge one's own. At least, if objectivity and truth are of any value to you. If you're just looking for a community of fringe characters like yourself or a venue to vent your frustrations at, I guess there's no need to make such intellectual efforts.

    I think that Unz is treading a very fine path. His mission of giving a space to voices that you'll seldom hear is certainly commendable but I fear his personal inclination to see elaborate conspiracies everywhere is progressively turning his site into a meeting place for wackos of various kinds. There was a time when scientists of renown in their fields like Razib Khan contributed to this site and participated in the comments sections. It's difficult to imagine something like that now.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @Yahya

    There was a time when scientists of renown in their fields like Razib Khan contributed to this site and participated in the comments sections. It’s difficult to imagine something like that now.

    I believe Ron Unz had a chance to make this a creditable, rigorous, intelligent, objective, entertaining website if only he had played his cards right. He was on the right track when he brought in Steve Sailer, Anatoly Karlin, Audacious Epigone, Razib Khan, James Thompson, Peter Frost and a few others. These are top-quality bloggers and columnists who arguably were superior than the New York Times line-up; if only because not only were they highly analytical and intelligent, but were also free from the constraints of writing for a large, liberal corporate media establishment concerned with profit and respectability.

    He could’ve done more to keep them on board, and perhaps added a few others like Emil Kirkegaard, Greg Cochran, Steve Hsu, Rindermann, Richard Hannania, Tanner Greer, Scott Alexander, Ed West, Martin Van Crevald etc. But he went with the tin foil hat brigade instead; and in the process drove away many good writers who otherwise would’ve joined on board. The columnist section of this website has gotten to the point where there are many commenters on this blog and Sailer’s who are more insightful and intelligent than Unz headline authors. Ron Unz could’ve given these commenters a spot instead. But alas…

    • Agree: Mikel, Barbarossa, Keypusher
  296. @AnonfromTN
    @AP


    Is every killing during a war murder?
     
    Didn’t you claim repeatedly that there was no war in 2021? And that there was no war in Donbass since 2014?

    Be consistent: if the war, as your ilk claims, was started in February 2022, every Ukie killing until that time was murder, which should have been punished by criminal justice system. Now, was it? To the best of my knowledge criminal regime never punished its own criminals.

    Replies: @AP

    There was a mostly frozen civil war (one existing things to Russian support) until February 2022 when the Russian invasion began.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @AP


    There was a mostly frozen civil war (one existing things to Russian support) until February 2022 when the Russian invasion began.
     
    In that time period, the Kiev regime was supposed to start implementing a UN supported autonomy agreement it signed. As Merkel, Hollande and Poroshenko have since observed, they knowingly violated that piece of paper to give the Kiev regime time to build up its forces for an eventual forced takeover of Donbass.

    Russia gave peace a chance unlike the Kiev regime.

    Replies: @Philip Owen

  297. @Beckow
    @AP

    You are really desperate, "hyena" is hyena, no matter how you try to spin it. And Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia - nobody wanted to fight for them - that's why they got horribly massacred by Germans, they were left with no allies.

    It is the same today: the people who bombed Serbia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, or who quietly supported it, have no standing to complain about Russia in Ukraine. It is a very simple principle that has held since time immemorial - a thief can't yell "thief! catch him". That's the problem: mass murderers and habitual bombers complain about others.

    It is like that scene in Casablanca when the Frenchie Captain orders closing the joint because "there is gambling going on there", as he collects and counts his winnings from the last round. There is no such thing as having double standards - the West has no standards, (and also Poland in 1938-39). So all their bleating is for nought...

    Replies: @AP, @Philip Owen

    Britain fought for Poland. It immediately blockaded Germany. Meanwhile the USSR supplied Germany with enough raw materials including oil for Germany to build large stockpiles. The USSR also hosted a U Boat base at Murmansk.

    • LOL: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Philip Owen


    Britain fought for Poland.
     
    Look up the meaning of "fought" before you embarrass yourself. No, Britain didn't fight for Poland and never would lose any lives for Poland, then and now. Russia did in WW2, but I doubt they would do it again...

    Replies: @AP, @Philip Owen

    , @Mikhail
    @Philip Owen


    Britain fought for Poland. It immediately blockaded Germany. Meanwhile the USSR supplied Germany with enough raw materials including oil for Germany to build large stockpiles. The USSR also hosted a U Boat base at Murmansk.
     
    Britain wasn't capable of completely blockading Germany and didn't fight for Poland until the Germans attacked Britain.

    After being rebuffed by the West, the USSR made a practical decision to form a nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany. The West was the willing appeaser to Nazi Germany regarding Czechoslovakia in 1938. The USSR offered an alliance against that Nazi move which shortly thereafter saw Hungary and Poland take parts of Czechoslovakia.

    Replies: @Philip Owen

  298. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    Hick? Why, because I don't relate to the shaking negro dancing? It is not my cup of tea, too fruity with no permanence or style.

    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.

    That is often a sign of lower IQ people who can't multi-process. Or possibly an autistic attachment to an idee fixe...I made that comment about AP mind AFTER answering discussion points. That is different from you ignoring any substantive points and mindlessly engaging in silly name-calling and ad hominem.

    If you can't tell the difference between the two, you are just proving that you have descended into infantilism and have nothing substantive to say in the discussion.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.

    And I made an observaion that you may indeed be a hick, for your inability to appreciate the fine gradations of jazz music and its great influence on modern music in general, by referring to it as “shaking negro dance music”, unable to assign it the respect and admiration that it deserves. I still think that you’re a hick! 🙂

    I’ll try and dumb this thing down for you and make it perhaps more palatable. White men made great contributions to jazz music:

    • LOL: Sher Singh
    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    I really don't care if Jesus himself plays jazz, it is just not very good...the darkies' versions tend to be outright irritating. To each his own, if you like it, fine. But why would I like "polka" because you like gyrating negroes and I don't? It makes no sense.

    I am still not clear who these "hicks" are...it sounds like a very cheap americana: stinky loose clothes, fat and dumb, with bloated faces from processed oils and a touch of cholo DNA...am I close?

    You dumbed yourself down. Try to do better, there are actual issues and points that are discussed here occasionally :)...

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Yevardian

  299. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.
     
    And I made an observaion that you may indeed be a hick, for your inability to appreciate the fine gradations of jazz music and its great influence on modern music in general, by referring to it as "shaking negro dance music", unable to assign it the respect and admiration that it deserves. I still think that you're a hick! :-)

    I'll try and dumb this thing down for you and make it perhaps more palatable. White men made great contributions to jazz music:


    https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/24/2022/01/Glenn-miller-dba73f5.jpg?quality=90&webp=true&resize=975,649
    Glen Miller

    https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/24/2022/01/Woody-Herman-76c52be.jpg?quality=90&webp=true&resize=975,649
    Woody Herman

    https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/24/2022/01/Benny-Goodman-833e749.jpg?quality=90&webp=true&resize=975,649
    Benny Goodman

    Replies: @Beckow

    I really don’t care if Jesus himself plays jazz, it is just not very good…the darkies’ versions tend to be outright irritating. To each his own, if you like it, fine. But why would I like “polka” because you like gyrating negroes and I don’t? It makes no sense.

    I am still not clear who these “hicks” are…it sounds like a very cheap americana: stinky loose clothes, fat and dumb, with bloated faces from processed oils and a touch of cholo DNA…am I close?

    You dumbed yourself down. Try to do better, there are actual issues and points that are discussed here occasionally :)…

    • Agree: Sher Singh
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    because you like gyrating negroes and I don’t? It makes no sense.
     
    I don't claim to be an expert on current tastes and trends within Slovakia, but the guy on the right looks like he has a very dark complexion, and he is represented as being a popular slovak hip hop rapper, real jungle bunny music? Go figure? :-)

    https://www.kulturevulturez.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ent-euro-slovak-rap2.jpeg
    , @Yevardian
    @Beckow

    Pretty powerful take. Who wouldn't take Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius or the soulful tunes of Kenny G over Miles Davis, Coltrane or Ornette Coleman?

    This is a pretty good example people being blinded by preconceived prejudices imo.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  300. Gaetz for Speaker!

    Matt Gaetz
    @mattgaetz

    McCarthy is losing it.

    He texted one of my colleagues who didn’t vote for him:

    “I am ready to fund an endless war”

    I’m assuming this is in *addition* to Ukraine

    It does not get much better that that.

    #LetsGoBrandon 😇

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Mikel
    @A123


    Gaetz for Speaker!
     
    You may not have gotten the memo, Generalissimo Trump supports McCarthy.

    But I agree with you this time, Gaetz would be much better. Or Jim Jordan. Not that I trust any of them too much but if the Republicans finally re-elect McCarthy, we can count on the business as usual of the forever wars, the infinite immigration and the Big Tech censorship of conservatives. I wouldn't even trust them to organize proper hearings for the FBI operatives who asked Twitter to censor American citizens, never mind bringing them to justice.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @A123

  301. @Philip Owen
    @Beckow

    Britain fought for Poland. It immediately blockaded Germany. Meanwhile the USSR supplied Germany with enough raw materials including oil for Germany to build large stockpiles. The USSR also hosted a U Boat base at Murmansk.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Mikhail

    Britain fought for Poland.

    Look up the meaning of “fought” before you embarrass yourself. No, Britain didn’t fight for Poland and never would lose any lives for Poland, then and now. Russia did in WW2, but I doubt they would do it again…

    • Replies: @AP
    @Beckow


    No, Britain didn’t fight for Poland and never would lose any lives for Poland, then and now. Russia did in WW2
     
    No it didn't. It fought for itself, after Germany attacked it. Before Germany attacked the USSR, the USSR allied with Germany (for real, not as Poland supposedly did according to your previous lies) and divided Poland with its ally. Because Poland stood between the USSR and Germany, Soviet forces had to go through Poland in order to defeat Germany.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    , @Philip Owen
    @Beckow

    Russia invaded Poland. Twice.

    Replies: @Beckow

  302. @Beckow
    @Philip Owen


    Britain fought for Poland.
     
    Look up the meaning of "fought" before you embarrass yourself. No, Britain didn't fight for Poland and never would lose any lives for Poland, then and now. Russia did in WW2, but I doubt they would do it again...

    Replies: @AP, @Philip Owen

    No, Britain didn’t fight for Poland and never would lose any lives for Poland, then and now. Russia did in WW2

    No it didn’t. It fought for itself, after Germany attacked it. Before Germany attacked the USSR, the USSR allied with Germany (for real, not as Poland supposedly did according to your previous lies) and divided Poland with its ally. Because Poland stood between the USSR and Germany, Soviet forces had to go through Poland in order to defeat Germany.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @AP


    @Beckow

    No, Britain didn’t fight for Poland and never would lose any lives for Poland, then and now. Russia did in WW2
     
    No it didn’t. It fought for itself, after Germany attacked it. Before Germany attacked the USSR, the USSR allied with Germany (for real, not as Poland supposedly did according to your previous lies) and divided Poland with its ally. Because Poland stood between the USSR and Germany, Soviet forces had to go through Poland in order to defeat Germany.

     

    Poland and Nazi Germany had a nonaggression pact signed in 1934. Poland along with Hungary and Nazi Germany, took parts of Czechoslovakia in 1938.

    Replies: @AP

  303. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    Hick? Why, because I don't relate to the shaking negro dancing? It is not my cup of tea, too fruity with no permanence or style.

    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.

    That is often a sign of lower IQ people who can't multi-process. Or possibly an autistic attachment to an idee fixe...I made that comment about AP mind AFTER answering discussion points. That is different from you ignoring any substantive points and mindlessly engaging in silly name-calling and ad hominem.

    If you can't tell the difference between the two, you are just proving that you have descended into infantilism and have nothing substantive to say in the discussion.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AP

    Re AP: I made an observation that he may be lower IQ or autistic since he is unable to understand very basic axioms of life, e.g. that events can have multiple reasons.

    The problem with your attempt to backtrack now is that your post is here to see. You are the one, with your words, who claimed that there was one reason:

    Your words:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-205/#comment-5740182

    “Poland had no standing after joining Hitler in dismembering Czechoslovakia – nobody wanted to fight for them – that’s why they got horribly massacred by Germans, they were left with no allies.”

    When your silly lie was exposed you then backtracked about really there were many reasons, autism, or whatever.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @AP

    Why do you double down on your nonsense? The point was that the hyena behavior by Poland - Poland joined Nazis in 1938 to break up and dismember Czechoslovaki