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From the Washington Post opinion section:

It’s time to challenge America’s repressive anti-riot laws

Opinion by David Henderson
July 16, 2020 at 11:57 a.m. PDT

David Henderson is a Dallas-based civil rights lawyer at Ellwanger Law. He is representing the three named plaintiffs in this column in their lawsuit.

Anti-riot laws generally define a riot as a gathering that creates an immediate danger to property or people — which leaves room for interpretation on what constitutes “an immediate danger.” In Texas, the threshold for a riot stands at seven or more people.

When police officers have sole authority to make the call on whether there’s “immediate danger,” they can — and often do — exaggerate the circumstances, giving them wide latitude to arrest nonviolent protesters. Worse yet, if even one person throws rocks or a water bottle, then anyone in the general area can be arrested for riot participation. These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color.

As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, when carried out, these broad statutes often lead police to arrest peaceful protesters, violating their First and Fourth Amendment rights. Due to their broad nature that enables these constitutional violations, anti-riot laws should be ruled as flatly unconstitutional.

One interesting question is whether the owner of the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, is starting to worry that this kind of thing might be Bad for Business. For example, in normally genteel Santa Monica last month:

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

I wouldn’t be surprised if Bezos and his peers figure that, while this kind of thing is okay because, they’ve been told, it helps with Priority One: Defeating Trump, they also imagine that come November 5th, they’ll organize a few conference calls and turn off the juice on the insanity and get back to normal. Bezos and Gates, for example, have their main homes in Seattle, and they can’t have been wholly happy about CHAZ/CHOP.

So, will their be a Thermidor in November if Biden wins? Or are the rich old guys who have been underwriting the madness going to find that events have slipped out of their grasp?

 
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  1. • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Mr McKenna

    Didn’t Occupy Wall Street die/get shut down when protesters started camping out too close to Goldman Sachs?

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Mr McKenna


    We presume you know about this?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495024-workers-protest-bezos-nyc-aoc/
     
    Yeah, that cuts close to home. One of Bezos's ex-Delta-Force bodyguards might actually have to see those people through the windows of Jeff's armored SUV.
    , @El Dato
    @Mr McKenna

    It's another AOC populist low-energy, immediate-visibility effort that goes nowhere near the root of any actual problem. But that would mean serious change.

    And I would add it seems only visible on Twitter, to boot.


    The AOC-sponsored bill is aimed at taxing the unrealized capital gains of the state’s 119 billionaires to help make up for some of the state’s $13 billion budget shortfall and free up funds to help those most-impacted by the pandemic.

     

    Gains coming directly from money printing going into the Wall Street Casino I suppose, and there is no real wealth behind those at all.

    And what would happen next year when another 13 billion are needed?

    Replies: @HammerJack

    , @Patrick Boyle
    @Mr McKenna

    The question that comes to my mind is : when Bezos migrates all earth's people up to his giant cylindrical space stations at the Trojan Points will he leave these undesirables behind?

    , @Dago Shoes
    @Mr McKenna

    So … maybe all of these illegals need to leave the United States ASAP because it's only going to get worse -- especially for them.

    Besides … we do NOT want them nor do we need them … their homeland is eager to have them back there.

    , @Richard B
    @Mr McKenna

    From the articled linked:


    Dozens of immigrant workers have begun a joint 24-hour fast and sleep-out outside billionaire Jeff Bezos’ $16 million penthouse in Manhattan, to lobby New York authorities to tax the wealthy to help the pandemic-affected poor.
    High-profile Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is among those behind a campaign to push New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to further tax the mega-rich in the state and use the revenue generated to help workers in need of assistance during the pandemic.
     
    I call it Bezos Theatre.

    Produced by Bezos. Written and Directed by employees of Bezos Inc.

    All for the sole purpose of making sure the policies discussed won't ever effect him.

    Woiuld anyone here be surprised by that, or put it past him?
  2. Jorge Videla [AKA "yt bulger"] says:

    idpol can’t last much longer. it’s become too ridiculous. it will end when whites become a minority a fartiori. without this intentional misdirection and distraction, bezos et al will be expropriated or there will be a military coup as has happened so many times in latin america on the orders of the US. a peaceful transition to a scandinavian type welfare state with a brazil type population may not happen, but bernie’s politics or dictatorship are the future.

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @Jorge Videla


    bernie’s politics or dictatorship are the future.
     
    Bernie's politics or dictatorship have no future in a civlization more complex and unpredictable than ever before in history.

    Why?

    Because the end result is cultural impoverishment.

    And cultural impoverishment and successful social management don't go together.

    Cultural impovrishment is tolerated in Latin America. True.

    But the acceptance of that cultural impoverishment is based on a relatively homogenous culture that's been in place for 500 years. Even in racially diverse Brazil.

    It would be positively catastrophic in The USA.

    And violent.

    You think the violence now is bad?

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jorge Videla


    These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color.
     
    Any requirement of civilization
    -- pay your bills
    -- wear proper clothing
    -- have a drivers license
    -- look both ways
    -- do your homework
    -- keep your nose clean
    -- don't abuse drugs
    -- take a shower
    -- watch your weight
    -- don't mutilate yourself
    -- stay in school
    -- obey the police when stopped
    -- arrive on time
    -- don't spend more than you earn
    -- support your children
    ...

    is going to "fall hardest" on the least competent groups in society. In our case, notably, blacks.

    If you're going to chuck all the rules of civilized life just because some groups--blacks--are considerably less competent at them ... you can kiss civilization goodbye.

    As with much else we need conservative politicians who can stand up and clearly and forcefully articulate such obvious truths--stand firmly for civilization.

    Replies: @Rob McX

  3. Anon[747] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: RB Ginsburg is being treated for liver cancer right now. She’s been getting treatments since February. She had cancerous nodules removed from her lung in January. I’m pretty certain it spread from her pancreas, and they found it had spread to her liver about the same time.

    When pancreatic cancer has spread to your liver and lungs, you’re in stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Generally, you’ll live from 2 to 6 months once it’s spread that far. If she was in stage 4 in February, then August is 6 months. I suspect the announcement has come out because she actually doesn’t have long to live.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/17/ruth-bader-ginsburg-liver-cancer-spotted-in-february-chemotherapy-started-in-may/

    • Thanks: bomag
    • Replies: @Ma Laoshi
    @Anon

    Why do you yanks (if indeed you are one) put up again with this gerontocracy of decomposing corpses, their trembling hands unsteadily but desperately clinging to the reins of power? See also Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain before he was finally cleaned up, both presidential candidates of the Officially Allowed Parties, etc etc. Part of 'cancel culture' seems to be a younger generation trying to sweep all this dead wood away. It's called retirement; it's neither a new nor a difficult concept.

    It's one thing for the Empire in its twilight days to have its Andropov/Chernenko phase. It's quite another thing to, with the craziness of Trump against the craziness of BLM against the craziness of Adam Schiff, simultaneously have your Nero/Caligula phase. First results are not encouraging.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @fish

    , @Anon
    @Anon

    Send more goy baby blood, stat!

    , @Buck Ransom
    @Anon

    It should be quite interesting if President Trump nominates a new Supreme Court Justice right after Labor Day. I wonder if he has patched things up yet with Ann Coulter.
    Hmm, how would Queen Ann vote on scrapping America's anti-riot laws?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hibernian

  4. come November 5th


    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://scontent.fykz1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/107848198_2642535769179491_3503724377573307193_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=-lCkITpfqHAAX-naC_x&_nc_ht=scontent.fykz1-2.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=2e84d0fdc56148a3434b6cd242a5d0ac&oe=5F3AA241

  5. Bezos doesn’t need to worry about the Amazon delivery truck. Most of his money comes from the server farms out in the desert or on city edges. AFAIK, the rest is comparatively just a gift shop.

    Now, these server farms may be open to vicious invasions by Mao’s Ants as they are large, isolated, with a limited number of security personnel and not necessarily made to withstand a mob attack, although the fire control infrastructure and the amount of concrete poured for compartimentalization cannot be small.

    • Replies: @danand
    @El Dato


    “Bezos doesn’t need to worry about the Amazon delivery truck. Most of his money comes from the server farms out in the desert or on city edges. AFAIK, the rest is comparatively just a gift shop.”
     
    El Dato, you’re right on both counts. Most of those blue/purple Amazon delivery trucks are owned by “small businessmen”, contracted to Bezos’ company. These business owners may be responsible for insuring operations, contents, and most importantly, assume all liability related to the truck.

    And as you point out, so far, all the profits Amazon has made have come from it’s nation dominating “server farm” business, not from selling goods and groceries. Of course one has to figure the plan is to raise “goods” prices to some level of profitability once enough competitors are vanquished.

    https://flic.kr/p/2jnreYz

    https://logistics.amazon.com/

    Replies: @Anon, @Anon

    , @Jack D
    @El Dato


    Now, these server farms may be open to vicious invasions by Mao’s Ants as they are large, isolated, with a limited number of security personnel and not necessarily made to withstand a mob attack,
     
    All of that could be fixed in a week given their largely isolated locations. Security personnel could be brought in overnight. Barbed wire, electrified fences, crash barriers, etc. in a week.

    Near where I live is an unmarked building in an office park that is a vital part of the control infrastructure for the utility grid for PA, MD and NJ. Its location is not exactly secret but they don't advertise either. The building is unmarked and looks like any other anonymous building in an office park. But after 9/11 they built a really high fence around it with outward curving spikes at the top. In front of the fence there is a sort of continuous planter - a stone faced concrete wall about 3 feet high that sits around 5 feet in front of the fence and the area between the fence and the wall is filled with dirt and there are nice looking trees and shrubs planted on top so it looks more pleasant than ominous. If you look closely you realize it's really a crash barrier - if you drove full speed at it with a loaded truck you couldn't breach it. At the entrance to the parking lot is a steel barrier that pops up out of the ground like something you would see in Iraq. They made it all look as unobtrusive as possible but there's clearly some serious security going on there.

  6. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr McKenna
    We presume you know about this?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495024-workers-protest-bezos-nyc-aoc/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @Dago Shoes, @Richard B

    Didn’t Occupy Wall Street die/get shut down when protesters started camping out too close to Goldman Sachs?

    • Agree: Hibernian
  7. In that video, at around 0:40 a white woman has her purse grabbed by a black man and falls to the ground. Immediately after, a black girl grabs her phone that she dropped seconds before.

    Never relax!

    Also, Steve, my gut tells me Bezos thinks he’s insulated from all this and maybe he’s right. His ultimate goal is to make Amazon the #1 store for everything globally. What’s a couple looted vans in the face of that.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @DextersLabRat

    "Never relax!"

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Fragility. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Equity. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Privilege. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Anti-racism. All work and play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and play make Jack a dull boy. Implicit bias. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Whiteness. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and play make Jack a dull boy. Systemic whitey. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Uncomfortable conversation. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Black. All work and play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Endless. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. White allies. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Inclusion. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. ...

    , @V. K. Ovelund
    @DextersLabRat


    [Jeff Bezos'] ultimate goal is to make Amazon the #1 store for everything globally.
     
    It has been years since I bought from Amazon.

    I do not hate Jeff Bezos but he's no Sam Walton. If I buy from Amazon, I help Bezos to dominate retail. Helping Bezos to dominate retail is more than I can stomach.

    Sam Walton's stores displayed the American flag prominently in good repair (back when such a display meant something). Smiling seniors warded Walmart's doors in blue vests. Walton at least tried to appear to understand us. Amazon was never that way.

    Amazon is a remarkable service but I will not use it.

    Replies: @Ragno

  8. La mort, sans phrases.
    — the Abbé de Sieyes

  9. Anonymous[954] • Disclaimer says:

    Why doesn’t David Henderson just declare himself as an Anarchist and be done with it?

  10. Everybody died,
    Except Sieyes,
    And he changed sides.

    — Paul Foster, “Tom Paine, A Play in Two Parts” (and also, by the way, much better than Hamilton)

    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
  11. How important are laws when the ‘important’ can ignore them? It’s my misfortune to have true-believer, media-brainwashed friends and family. Every one of them firmly believes that it’s ‘settled science’ that Trump was in bed with the Russians, who tilted the 2016 election in his favor and are doubtless trying to do it again this year.

    Not a one even believes in the existence of the ‘Deep State’ (it’s just a right-wing conspiracy theory) never mind its ongoing war since before Day One of the current presidency. Not a big fan of Lindsey Graham but he seems to be doing some invaluable labor here. Time’s running out if we want to bring any of these malefactors to account. Après nous, le déluge. Barring some kind of miracle.

    [MORE]

    The FBI’s Dossier Deceit
    New evidence that the bureau knew the Russia info was phony in 2017. The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2020.

    The Justice Department’s release of documents from the Obama Administration’s 2016-17 Trump-Russia investigation is beginning to paint a picture, and the more we learn the worse the FBI looks.

    The latest evidence comes from Friday’s declassification via the Senate Judiciary Committee of the FBI’s interviews, over three days in January 2017, with the primary source for the infamous Steele dossier. The bureau used the dossier’s accusations as the basis for four warrants to surveil Trump aide Carter Page during the 2016 campaign and early months of the Trump Presidency. The 57 pages of notes from the source interviews make clear that the FBI knew the dossier was junk as early as January 2017.

    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz disclosed some of this in his December report on the FBI’s surveillance warrants, but the interview transcript adds more color—as in red for embarrassment.

    Former British spy Christopher Steele, whose dirt-digging was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign, based nearly all of his dossier allegations on information from one unidentified “primary subsource.” The FBI didn’t corroborate the Steele dossier’s claims prior to its first application to surveil Mr. Page in October 2016, and it didn’t get around to interviewing the source until nearly four months later.

    When agents finally got around to it, the source made clear that there was no factual basis to the dossier’s claims. The source noted he had mainly provided business intelligence to Mr. Steele, so he was “uncomfortable” when Mr. Steele in March 2016 asked him to investigate Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and later Donald Trump. The source said his friends and contacts were “too far removed” from these matters, but that he “felt like he had to report something back to Steele.”

    The source’s attorney insists the source didn’t have a “network” so much as a “social circle.” The source didn’t take notes, and he couldn’t remember which information came from whom. He acknowledged that he even passed along information derived from a telephone call from an anonymous “Russian male” who “never identified himself.”

    The source said he warned Mr. Steele that his info was “rumor and speculation.” The FBI interviewer writes: “Steele pushed [the source] to try and either follow-up with people or corroborate the reporting but [the source] wasn’t able to do so.”

    Friday’s disclosure also includes a February 2017 document in which leading FBI investigator Peter Strzok acknowledges the dossier is a bust, and that the FBI still had no evidence of any wrongdoing. The New York Times on Feb. 14, 2017 published a story with this headline: “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.”

    Mr. Strzok wrote an internal FBI analysis highlighting the story’s numerous inaccuracies, explaining “we are unaware of ANY Trump advisors engaging in conversations with Russian intelligence officials.” He also acknowledges: “Recent interviews” reveal “Steele may not be in a position to judge the reliability of his subsource network.”

    The FBI interview with Mr. Steele’s source should have put an end to the surveillance and broader investigation. Instead, the FBI continued to tout Mr. Steele as a reliable source as it renewed its requests for surveillance warrants. Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe expanded the investigation to include the President, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel.

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham gets credit for this declassification, and in an interview Friday he told us his next step will be “to go from the bottom of the pyramid to the top and find out just how many people were informed” about the source interview. “Those who knew about this exculpatory information, or should have known, and yet who continued—they are in legal jeopardy,” Mr. Graham said.

    Democrats and the press corps that touted the phony Steele dossier will say this is a pursuit of a conspiracy theory, but it’s not a theory. The more evidence that is made public, the clearer it becomes that the Steele dossier and collusion narrative were dirty political tricks that became abuses of power.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Mr McKenna

    Yes,yes ,yes,that's all TRUE …..of course those with the giant bullhorn will call it a debunked conspiracy theory in the future ……when was it debunked??? you might ask.It wasn't , but the giant bullhorn will say so ,loud and often….

    , @Alfa158
    @Mr McKenna

    “ Not a one even believes in the existence of the ‘Deep State’ (it’s just a right-wing conspiracy theory)”
    I’m an old Boomer so I know people who were 6o’s, anti-Vietnam war, radical types and still have the same politics. Back then they believed in the Deep State, the Military Industrial Complex, warmongering by the CIA/State Department etc.
    Here’s the thing, today all those institutions have been shaped and redirected by people much like themselves so they are all for it. It isn’t that they don’t believe in the Deep State anymore, it’s just that they are now on the same side and therefore find it useful to refuse to admit it exists anymore or even discuss the subject. The formerly hated military pro affirmative action and is paying for sex-change surgerIes. The formerly respected Soviet Union is now the Russia ruled by Putler the reviled puppet master of Drumpf. One of these draft-dodging march on Washington old radicals I know even advocates that the US literally invade and crush Russia as punishment for putting Putin-puppet in the White House, and the military stage a Seven Days in May coup to remove Trump before November so that he won’t be allowed to finish his term like a legitimate President.
    I think the big 180 turn came back at the time of Clinton’s election when they realized the Revolution had won. American Spectator covered his inauguration and reported that when the Air Force did a flyover at the ceremony one of Clinton’s campaign workers started jeering at the planes, but his colleagues told him, “hey, it’s cool, those are ours now”.
    They know there is a Deep State, it’s just that they are on the same side.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Mr McKenna

    WSJ is late to the game. Poster Sundance over at The Conservative Treehouse has been doing yeoman work on the interlocking comspiracies against the Republic for some time.

  12. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘People of color … unfairly treated’.

    Boohoohoo.

    Always those same weasel words implying that the Sons of God are not being treated with the appropriate kid gloves, hat doffing, deference, bowing and scraping, and – literally – grovelling.
    Even King Henry viii never had this sort of reverence.

    • Agree: bomag
  13. OFF TOPIC:

    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.

    For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) bought an abandoned Lutheran church and is creating its third “Hof,” or gathering hall, joining others the group operates in California and North Carolina. Organizers said the hall is intended to serve believers throughout the Midwest.

    The move has come as a surprise to many in this town of 275 residents 115 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Word of the deal spread in the past week after the political blog Bluestem Prairie reported it. There’s been a lot of chatter about the sale on social media, said Brianna Watkins, who lives 4 miles outside town.

    “People don’t like what they’re hearing,” she said. “They’re calling them white supremacists.”

    “We believe that those activities and behaviors supportive of the white family should be encouraged while those activities and behaviors destructive of the white family are to be discouraged.”

    A Black man who sought to join the group wouldn’t be mistreated, Turnage said, but would be encouraged to look elsewhere for his beliefs.

    “We would certainly talk to him and try to suggest to him that his own ancestors would probably be the place to be,” Turnage said, noting that he and others had received a similar response in the past from Native Americans when they expressed interest in learning more about Native religious practices.

    But the AFA seeks to keep extreme views out of its organization, he added.

    “We don’t let everybody in,” Turnage said. “There are people we have excluded from membership because they have that rabid look in their eyes and they want to cause trouble for others. Those people are not our people.”

    Religious scholars who study pagan and heathen religions have identified the AFA as a racist fringe group, said Holli Emore, executive director of Cherry Hill Seminary in South Carolina, a seminary for pagan and Earth-based spiritualities.

    https://www.startribune.com/pro-white-religious-group-takes-root-in-small-minnesota-town/571802392/

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Jack Armstrong

    The AFA is not a real fake religion, unlike the ones they teach at Cherry Hill Seminary.

    , @Mr McKenna
    @Jack Armstrong

    Someone in this forum recently observed how ironic it is that our society is policing everyone's political speech (and thought, and behavior) down to the slightest iota, yet we also permit every kind of lunacy under the rubric of religion. Santería, Scientology, what have you -- all is allowed so long as you call it religion. This might be an interesting test case. My guess is that an exception will be made, and with a vengeance. Our 'principles' are mostly for show, after all.

    Replies: @VinnyVette

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Jack Armstrong

    "Religious scholars."

    , @El Dato
    @Jack Armstrong

    It is time to set up a "Fremen Religion". The sleeper shall awaken, Galactic Jihad, remove Harkonnen from premise, Blessed be the Maker!

    As it's nominally Sand People, no-one will be able to accuse of White Nationalism.

    "Shai Hulud" sounds a bit like "Sieg Heil", too. We are covered.

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Jack Armstrong

    Not just white supremacists but Norwegian supremacists, Swedes, Danes, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Brits and, gosh forbid, French may not apply?

    On the other hand, this is further evidence we should have been suspicious of President Trump encouraging migration from Norway. We don't need any more Norwegians in St Paul, for sure.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Anon
    @Jack Armstrong


    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.
     
    (((Religious scholars)))

    What, religious academia hasn't yet gotten around to the Tanakh, Talmud, and Zohar for the purpose of supremacy filtering and warnings?

    Or perhaps these scholars are merely anti-Asatru.

    An anti-defamation league seems to be in-order.
  14. Remember remember the fifth of November
    Gun powder treason and plot.
    Gun powder and treason should never be forgot

    Maybe we can start burning effigies of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown Freddy Fragile Bones and St George Fentanyl on January 17th.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Alden

    I like the Gunpowder plot false flag story:

    When James ascended to the throne one of his ministers - Cecil? caught wind of his relatively pacifist attitude toward the Spanish. Cecil had made out like a bandit renting mercenaries to Liz I.
    Enter Guido- end of rapprochement.
    You don't think the anti-Russia whack-jobs make this shit up on their own do you?

    , @Hibernian
    @Alden

    Treason by a few Catholics charged against the entire Catholic Church.

  15. “As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, when carried out, these broad statutes…”
    He probably shouldn’t use the word “statues” right now…

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @JohnnyD

    He didn't.

  16. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bezos and his peers figure that, while this kind of thing is okay because, they’ve been told, it helps with Priority One: Defeating Trump…

    Or are they by any chance trying to ensure he wins? This insanity could go either way.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  17. Steve, from his closet: “I bet Bezos isn’t too happy about having CHAZ near his home.”

    Bezos, from his balcony: “CHAZ? What’s that? I can’t see anything in Seattle because the horizon obscures my property line.”

    • LOL: a guy named me
  18. @Mr McKenna
    We presume you know about this?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495024-workers-protest-bezos-nyc-aoc/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @Dago Shoes, @Richard B

    We presume you know about this?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495024-workers-protest-bezos-nyc-aoc/

    Yeah, that cuts close to home. One of Bezos’s ex-Delta-Force bodyguards might actually have to see those people through the windows of Jeff’s armored SUV.

    • LOL: HammerJack
  19. FT: New Yorkers fear return of ‘bad old days’ after shootings surge
    City is rattled by rising tide of violence following a long period of relative peace

    [MORE]

    Joshua Chaffin and Christine Zhang in New York yesterday

    The shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner at a barbecue in Brooklyn on Sunday evening was surely heartbreaking. It was also another ominous data point in a growing body of statistical evidence indicating that New York City, after a long era of peace, is turning violent.

    In June alone some 270 people were shot in the city, a 154 per cent increase from a year earlier. July is not looking any better. Over the recent July 4 holiday weekend, 64 people were shot. Seventeen more were shot this Monday, a day after Gardner’s death. Those shootings have contributed to a 23 per cent increase in homicides so far this year. Burglary is also soaring.

    “We’re starting to see significant upticks in crime — particularly in violence. And it could get worse,” Dermot Shea, the police commissioner, told a recent press briefing.

    Lawrence Byrne, former head lawyer for the police department, was more outspoken. “There’s a slaughter going on in the streets of New York and the blood runs deep!” Mr Byrne declared on the Cats at Night radio programme.
    line charts showing a 14-day rolling average of NYC shootings in 2020 as of July 12 vs past 5 years. in recent weeks shootings have surged

    That assessment is hardly universal. Crime rates often fluctuate and New York City remains safer than it has been in decades. It has made a habit in recent years of frustrating predictions that violence is poised to explode following moves by the city’s progressive mayor, Bill de Blasio, to ease police enforcement.

    Still, the rash of gun violence is unnerving a city already shaken by the plague of coronavirus, which has killed more than 20,000 residents and brought the economy to a standstill.

    It has reawakened a fear — never far from the surface for longtime residents — of a return to the “bad old days” of the 1970s and 1980s, when crime and violence were rampant and neighbourhoods became “no-go” zones.

    The city’s success at taming that violence, beginning in the mid-1990s under Rudolph Giuliani as mayor, was not only a matter of life and death — many in the business community credit it with setting the stage for its economic resurgence.

    The recent rise in shootings is unfolding against the backdrop of a contentious debate on policing hastened by the killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd. Black Lives Matter and other progressive groups are calling to “defund” the police. In New York City, they rallied support last month for a $1bn cut to the force’s $6bn budget.

    But the escalating violence has caused some Black city council members, whose constituents have been worst affected, to question the wisdom of removing the police from their neighbourhoods.

    “They don’t want to see excessive force. They don’t want to see cops putting their knees in our necks. But they want to be safe,” Vanessa Gibson of the Bronx’s 16th Council District said of her residents.

    Richard Aborn, a former prosecutor who has been called to investigate the police in the past and is president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, noted that the murder rate was still a fraction of where it was as recently as 1993, when nearly 2,000 people were killed.
    lines charts showing cumulative number of murders in NYC – 2020 is outpacing 2019

    Still, Mr Aborn did not believe that would offer much comfort to residents who have grown accustomed to living in a city that has experienced steady declines in crime for more than 20 years and which now relishes its status as “the safest big city in America.”

    “Your tolerance for higher crime rates is not what it was when the city was at 2,000 murders [a year]. Trust me,” he said.

    Mr Aborn also predicted that the violence was likely to worsen over the summer months, when crime tends to increase. “I’m worried,” he said. “Is it possible it sort of sputters out and New York goes back to normal? It’s possible, but I don’t want to wait around to find out.”

    As ever, the cause of the violence is a matter of debate — one that is taking place during a politicised fight over policing reform. Most experts believe it is likely to be a stew of factors that includes the great uncertainty of coronavirus.
    A casket and 101 pairs of shoes are laid out during a vigil on July 8 at Borough Hall to represent the 101 victims in 74 shooting incidents over the previous week in New York City © Angela Weiss/AFP

    Mr Shea cites, among other factors, changes to the city’s bail laws, which have made it harder for authorities to detain suspects, pending trial, for all but the most serious crimes. The reform, which went into effect in January, is part of a broader push to reduce the city’s prison population. The law has since been tightened — although not as much as police and prosecutors would like.

    “You can’t keep people safe without keeping bad, dangerous people off the streets,” Mr Shea complained.

    Others are less convinced, noting that the city had been reducing enforcement and arrests since Mr De Blasio took office in 2014 — while still seeing crime fall. One of Mr De Blasio’s main campaign promises was to end the “stop-and-frisk” searches of young — overwhelmingly Black and Hispanic — men that were the hallmark of his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.

    Coronavirus prompted the city to grant compassionate leave to thousands of inmates. It has also frozen the court system, making it difficult to secure indictments and bring prosecutions.

    The virus has had other effects. It has depleted the force by infecting many officers. It has also forced the cancellation of summer programmes for youths and — as Mr De Blasio has repeatedly emphasised — further impoverished low-income families.
    Bar chart showing number of murders in NYC each year since 1960. Murders have decreased since the 90s, though 2020 is trending higher than 2019.

    Patrick Sharkey, a Princeton sociologist and author of Uneasy Peace, a book on the city’s crime decline, noted that New York City is one of several cities to see rising crime following Floyd’s killing.

    The suspicion is that police have retreated under the scrutiny of public protests while residents may have stopped co-operating with forces they no longer see as legitimate. “When police step back, it destabilises communities,” Mr Sharkey said. “I think that’s going on in a number of cities right now.”

    Under pressure from progressive activists, Mr De Blasio has called for a “grassroots” response that leans heavily on community figures — not officers — to restore order.

    The success of that initiative may shape the larger debate on policing reform. While anti-police sentiment is simmering across the city, fuelled by images of the violent tactics employed against protesters, that could change if New Yorkers become convinced that a short-term spike in violence is part of a long-term trend. With few other institutions ready to shoulder the burden, Mr Sharkey argued, they may yet demand more police.

    “As violence increases, Americans become more punitive in their attitudes and call for more policing,” he said. “This aggressive, brute force policing didn’t come out of nowhere.”

    https://www.ft.com/content/a444b43e-ba40-48b5-a064-fa51c591cc32

  20. Bezos and Gates, for example, have their main homes in Seattle, and they can’t have been wholly happy about CHAZ/CHOP.

    I don’t know about Bezos, but Gates lives across the lake in Medina. Maybe he has the I-90 and 520 bridges mined, just in case.

  21. @Mr McKenna
    We presume you know about this?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495024-workers-protest-bezos-nyc-aoc/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @Dago Shoes, @Richard B

    It’s another AOC populist low-energy, immediate-visibility effort that goes nowhere near the root of any actual problem. But that would mean serious change.

    And I would add it seems only visible on Twitter, to boot.

    The AOC-sponsored bill is aimed at taxing the unrealized capital gains of the state’s 119 billionaires to help make up for some of the state’s $13 billion budget shortfall and free up funds to help those most-impacted by the pandemic.

    Gains coming directly from money printing going into the Wall Street Casino I suppose, and there is no real wealth behind those at all.

    And what would happen next year when another 13 billion are needed?

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @El Dato


    And what would happen next year when another 13 billion are needed?
     
    Tax on white people. More tax, I mean.
  22. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    I think as more black people on the ground begin concluding that their Jewish supporters are using them as political pawns to the political and social detriment of blacks, they might make the strategic decision to issue traditional Jewish pogroms with a modern twist, while obfuscating their intent by simply raiding every amazon delivery truck they see: “we’re not raiding a powerful Jew who is working to destroy us, we’re just grabbing cool stuff!” This allows them to attack a Jewish leader financially, without the political blowback normally attached to financially attacking powerful Jews.

    That’s what I think they would do if they were well informed, organized, and politically clever. Just attack and unload every amazon truck possible. Follow the trucks out of the loading docks, force them to pull over, and do the job.

    Los Angeles blacks should identify all that twine wrapped around telephone poles in Jewish neighborhoods, and rip them down. Then declare that the millions the city taxpayers pay for their upkeep is a violation of the separation between church and state, and demand that money be reapplied towards upgrading urban schools.

    I wish I were King of the Blacks. I’d get America hopping like never before, and get results that lasted.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Anonymous


    I think as more black people on the ground begin concluding that their Jewish supporters are using them as political pawns to the political and social detriment of blacks, they might make the strategic decision...
     
    Well, so far several dozen have come to this realization, so you only have 40 million left to go. They're watching TV by the way.
  23. As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, when carried out, these broad statutes often lead police to arrest peaceful protesters, violating their First and Fourth Amendment rights. Due to their broad nature that enables these constitutional violations, anti-riot laws should be ruled as flatly unconstitutional.

    Sounds good. When do we start reversing convictions arising out of the Charlottesville protests?

    • Agree: Rob McX, bomag, Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @haddox
    @Rosie

    One of the cases linked in the Wash Post op-ed is Charlottesville related = the RAM guys. It is mentioned only as a "California" federal case.

    Some background here:
    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2020/06/26/free-expression-foundation-inc-press-release/

    Donation info is at the end.

  24. All arrests fall hardest on people of color:

    These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color.

    It is also a fact that Quantum Chromodynamics, having only the colors Red, Green and Blue, but no Black nor Brown, also falls hardest on people of color. People of color: The universe is not into you.

    Also

    > Loot the Amazon Delivery Truck
    > Obtain 10 books from Springer on esoteric subjects that you don’t even know in which direction to read

  25. Why don’t we repeal the laws that keep lawyers of guilty defendants from going to jail for aiding and abetting?

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  26. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC:

    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.

    For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) bought an abandoned Lutheran church and is creating its third “Hof,” or gathering hall, joining others the group operates in California and North Carolina. Organizers said the hall is intended to serve believers throughout the Midwest.

    The move has come as a surprise to many in this town of 275 residents 115 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Word of the deal spread in the past week after the political blog Bluestem Prairie reported it. There’s been a lot of chatter about the sale on social media, said Brianna Watkins, who lives 4 miles outside town.

    “People don’t like what they’re hearing,” she said. “They’re calling them white supremacists.”

     


    “We believe that those activities and behaviors supportive of the white family should be encouraged while those activities and behaviors destructive of the white family are to be discouraged.”

    A Black man who sought to join the group wouldn’t be mistreated, Turnage said, but would be encouraged to look elsewhere for his beliefs.

    “We would certainly talk to him and try to suggest to him that his own ancestors would probably be the place to be,” Turnage said, noting that he and others had received a similar response in the past from Native Americans when they expressed interest in learning more about Native religious practices.

    But the AFA seeks to keep extreme views out of its organization, he added.

    “We don’t let everybody in,” Turnage said. “There are people we have excluded from membership because they have that rabid look in their eyes and they want to cause trouble for others. Those people are not our people.”

    Religious scholars who study pagan and heathen religions have identified the AFA as a racist fringe group, said Holli Emore, executive director of Cherry Hill Seminary in South Carolina, a seminary for pagan and Earth-based spiritualities.
     

    https://www.startribune.com/pro-white-religious-group-takes-root-in-small-minnesota-town/571802392/
     

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Mr McKenna, @Cloudbuster, @El Dato, @Inquiring Mind, @Anon

    The AFA is not a real fake religion, unlike the ones they teach at Cherry Hill Seminary.

  27. The man needs a good editor.
    “These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color.”

    Doesn’t this mean that “Just arrests” fall hardest on people of color?

    What a racist!

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Bill Jones


    The man needs a good editor.
    “These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color.”

    Doesn’t this mean that “Just arrests” fall hardest on people of color?

    What a racist!

     

    Yes, that's what it means.

    See my recent comment about predicted Jewish newspaper rhetoric in 2025.
  28. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC:

    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.

    For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) bought an abandoned Lutheran church and is creating its third “Hof,” or gathering hall, joining others the group operates in California and North Carolina. Organizers said the hall is intended to serve believers throughout the Midwest.

    The move has come as a surprise to many in this town of 275 residents 115 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Word of the deal spread in the past week after the political blog Bluestem Prairie reported it. There’s been a lot of chatter about the sale on social media, said Brianna Watkins, who lives 4 miles outside town.

    “People don’t like what they’re hearing,” she said. “They’re calling them white supremacists.”

     


    “We believe that those activities and behaviors supportive of the white family should be encouraged while those activities and behaviors destructive of the white family are to be discouraged.”

    A Black man who sought to join the group wouldn’t be mistreated, Turnage said, but would be encouraged to look elsewhere for his beliefs.

    “We would certainly talk to him and try to suggest to him that his own ancestors would probably be the place to be,” Turnage said, noting that he and others had received a similar response in the past from Native Americans when they expressed interest in learning more about Native religious practices.

    But the AFA seeks to keep extreme views out of its organization, he added.

    “We don’t let everybody in,” Turnage said. “There are people we have excluded from membership because they have that rabid look in their eyes and they want to cause trouble for others. Those people are not our people.”

    Religious scholars who study pagan and heathen religions have identified the AFA as a racist fringe group, said Holli Emore, executive director of Cherry Hill Seminary in South Carolina, a seminary for pagan and Earth-based spiritualities.
     

    https://www.startribune.com/pro-white-religious-group-takes-root-in-small-minnesota-town/571802392/
     

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Mr McKenna, @Cloudbuster, @El Dato, @Inquiring Mind, @Anon

    Someone in this forum recently observed how ironic it is that our society is policing everyone’s political speech (and thought, and behavior) down to the slightest iota, yet we also permit every kind of lunacy under the rubric of religion. Santería, Scientology, what have you — all is allowed so long as you call it religion. This might be an interesting test case. My guess is that an exception will be made, and with a vengeance. Our ‘principles’ are mostly for show, after all.

    • Replies: @VinnyVette
    @Mr McKenna

    Not if it's the "Christian religion."

  29. Don’t worry amazon drivers can deliver their sh*t through the ruins of what once was America.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @tyrone


    Neither snow nor rain shootings nor riot nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers Amazon drivers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds through the ruins of what once was America.
     
    There, that works.
  30. @Alden
    Remember remember the fifth of November
    Gun powder treason and plot.
    Gun powder and treason should never be forgot

    Maybe we can start burning effigies of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown Freddy Fragile Bones and St George Fentanyl on January 17th.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Hibernian

    I like the Gunpowder plot false flag story:

    When James ascended to the throne one of his ministers – Cecil? caught wind of his relatively pacifist attitude toward the Spanish. Cecil had made out like a bandit renting mercenaries to Liz I.
    Enter Guido- end of rapprochement.
    You don’t think the anti-Russia whack-jobs make this shit up on their own do you?

  31. You can bet that one of the first things passed in a Biden-Abrams or Biden-Warren administration after two months of civil protest by Trump supporters will be the Riot Act of 2021, modelled along the lines of the original riot act:

    Description :
    The early 1700s was a time of unrest in Britain with riots occurring in 1710, 1714 and 1715. The preamble of the Riot Act refers to these ‘rebellious riots and tumults’ and states that the existing laws were insufficient. The Act allowed local officials to read a proclamation ordering illegally assembled groups of more than twelve people to disperse. Refusal to disperse was a felony offence which carried the death penalty. It is from this we get the phrase ‘reading the Riot Act’. Contemporary accounts disagree as to whether the Riot Act was successfully read at the 1839 Newport Rising. Some claim that the mayor read the full proclamation, others claim that he was shot and injured while trying to read the Act from the window of the Westgate Hotel. Interestingly, the leaders of the Newport Rising were charged with treason rather than being charged under the Riot Act. The Riot Act was repealed in 1973.

  32. @Rosie

    As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, when carried out, these broad statutes often lead police to arrest peaceful protesters, violating their First and Fourth Amendment rights. Due to their broad nature that enables these constitutional violations, anti-riot laws should be ruled as flatly unconstitutional.
     
    Sounds good. When do we start reversing convictions arising out of the Charlottesville protests?

    Replies: @haddox

    One of the cases linked in the Wash Post op-ed is Charlottesville related = the RAM guys. It is mentioned only as a “California” federal case.

    Some background here:
    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2020/06/26/free-expression-foundation-inc-press-release/

    Donation info is at the end.

  33. 128 says:

    OT, but People have a point that Asians have made high school too competitive, or are people saying that white students should follow East Asian cram schools and studying 16 hours a day for their entire teen lives, when they should spend at least part of the time hanging out, playing sports, and having fun, I mean how many hours per day did your typical 15 year old white student spend studying and doing school work outside of school in 1950? And maybe HYP and elite colleges should use their money to construct additional buildings and increase their student intake to make entering their schools less competitive? Like I see no point in even MIT or Caltech only accepting future Nobel Laureates into their schools, and if your IQ is anything lower than what it takes to win the Nobel prize in physics you are out, that is so stupid

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @128

    That makes no sense and shows a sad fetishism about naming.

    If MIT or whoever's demands are too high, you just don't go there. Everyone wants to be an astronaut or a SEAL, too, but not many are ready for it.

    You don't complain about the excessive competitivity of this or that school that you want to attend.

    You attend a school that has less extreme demands, or maybe no school at all.

    Besides if you are at a school where there are only top-tier minds and you can't keep up with the conversation, it's going to be harrowing and soon you will fell tired and start petitions.

    In that sense, having tough entry exams is exactly what is needed. Get rid of the those who can't keep up.

    , @Patrick Boyle
    @128

    I'm old. I remember back in the Neolithic Revolution people used to complain that growing crops was taking all the fun out of hunting and gathering.

    , @InnerCynic
    @128

    The reason our current day high schools are seen as "competitive" is because the quality of instruction and the very student body has become so retarded that when someone comes from the outside, where they're actually learning as opposed to screwing off, these kids, like our forefathers once were, appear as geniuses. This is an indictment on our perception that sports and extracurricular activities are SO important. They're not! They're a symptom of the disease that's hollowed out our institutions. Let's face facts... Sports is the new religion, your GOD, and you worship it. I dont recall tales of the founders "hitting the gym" when we should be hitting the books.

  34. OT: Nantes Cathedral just suffered a major interior fire that looks like it gutted anything flammable inside and destroyed the main stained glass windows. You may recall that it’s roof fire in 1974 was brought up during the Notre Dame blaze as the most similar event also triggered by renovation attempts aimed at stopping the very fire it caused.

    It’s roof was reconstructed with steel beams after the 1974 ancient oak wood roof was lost without any contemporary sources of oak lumber that thick being available by 1974. This had the benefit, however, of not recreating the same tinder box.

    The timing is very suggestive however and it wouldn’t be the first time that asylum seekers in particular attacked and damaged churches. (Sub-Saharan asylum seekers seem especially prone to attacking churches)

    Though with the streets being much depopulated, I can’t imagine if was deliberate, that CCTV cameras didn’t capture the assailants clearly and authorities won’t be able to cover it up. Particularly since it happened in the morning.

    Maybe just a coincidence and accident, this fire seems to have been in the interior, so perhaps more damage was done to artifacts inside. The main stained glass is all gone. Though a fire started in areas maybe easier to access for an arsonist and a place unlikely to catch fire accidentally. Maybe I read it wrong but they suggested it started in the organ room. Did the massive organ catch fire?

    In 2015 the Basilica of St. Donatian and St. Rogatian, a different, though very similar looking building in Nantes had a major roof fire. This is some video of that event, but that isn’t Nantes Cathedral. The roof didn’t burn in Nantes (It’s eaves are very resistant to fire now), it was an internal fire.

  35. @Mr McKenna
    How important are laws when the 'important' can ignore them? It's my misfortune to have true-believer, media-brainwashed friends and family. Every one of them firmly believes that it's 'settled science' that Trump was in bed with the Russians, who tilted the 2016 election in his favor and are doubtless trying to do it again this year.

    Not a one even believes in the existence of the 'Deep State' (it's just a right-wing conspiracy theory) never mind its ongoing war since before Day One of the current presidency. Not a big fan of Lindsey Graham but he seems to be doing some invaluable labor here. Time's running out if we want to bring any of these malefactors to account. Après nous, le déluge. Barring some kind of miracle.

    The FBI’s Dossier Deceit
    New evidence that the bureau knew the Russia info was phony in 2017. The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2020.

    The Justice Department’s release of documents from the Obama Administration’s 2016-17 Trump-Russia investigation is beginning to paint a picture, and the more we learn the worse the FBI looks.

    The latest evidence comes from Friday’s declassification via the Senate Judiciary Committee of the FBI’s interviews, over three days in January 2017, with the primary source for the infamous Steele dossier. The bureau used the dossier’s accusations as the basis for four warrants to surveil Trump aide Carter Page during the 2016 campaign and early months of the Trump Presidency. The 57 pages of notes from the source interviews make clear that the FBI knew the dossier was junk as early as January 2017.

    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz disclosed some of this in his December report on the FBI’s surveillance warrants, but the interview transcript adds more color—as in red for embarrassment.

    Former British spy Christopher Steele, whose dirt-digging was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign, based nearly all of his dossier allegations on information from one unidentified “primary subsource.” The FBI didn’t corroborate the Steele dossier’s claims prior to its first application to surveil Mr. Page in October 2016, and it didn’t get around to interviewing the source until nearly four months later.

    When agents finally got around to it, the source made clear that there was no factual basis to the dossier’s claims. The source noted he had mainly provided business intelligence to Mr. Steele, so he was “uncomfortable” when Mr. Steele in March 2016 asked him to investigate Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and later Donald Trump. The source said his friends and contacts were “too far removed” from these matters, but that he “felt like he had to report something back to Steele.”

    The source’s attorney insists the source didn’t have a “network” so much as a “social circle.” The source didn’t take notes, and he couldn’t remember which information came from whom. He acknowledged that he even passed along information derived from a telephone call from an anonymous “Russian male” who “never identified himself.”

    The source said he warned Mr. Steele that his info was “rumor and speculation.” The FBI interviewer writes: “Steele pushed [the source] to try and either follow-up with people or corroborate the reporting but [the source] wasn’t able to do so.”

    Friday’s disclosure also includes a February 2017 document in which leading FBI investigator Peter Strzok acknowledges the dossier is a bust, and that the FBI still had no evidence of any wrongdoing. The New York Times on Feb. 14, 2017 published a story with this headline: “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.”

    Mr. Strzok wrote an internal FBI analysis highlighting the story’s numerous inaccuracies, explaining “we are unaware of ANY Trump advisors engaging in conversations with Russian intelligence officials.” He also acknowledges: “Recent interviews” reveal “Steele may not be in a position to judge the reliability of his subsource network.”

    The FBI interview with Mr. Steele’s source should have put an end to the surveillance and broader investigation. Instead, the FBI continued to tout Mr. Steele as a reliable source as it renewed its requests for surveillance warrants. Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe expanded the investigation to include the President, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel.

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham gets credit for this declassification, and in an interview Friday he told us his next step will be “to go from the bottom of the pyramid to the top and find out just how many people were informed” about the source interview. “Those who knew about this exculpatory information, or should have known, and yet who continued—they are in legal jeopardy,” Mr. Graham said.

    Democrats and the press corps that touted the phony Steele dossier will say this is a pursuit of a conspiracy theory, but it’s not a theory. The more evidence that is made public, the clearer it becomes that the Steele dossier and collusion narrative were dirty political tricks that became abuses of power.

     

    Replies: @tyrone, @Alfa158, @JerseyJeffersonian

    Yes,yes ,yes,that’s all TRUE …..of course those with the giant bullhorn will call it a debunked conspiracy theory in the future ……when was it debunked??? you might ask.It wasn’t , but the giant bullhorn will say so ,loud and often….

  36. I’ve got a better idea: why don’t we challenge America’s repressive anti-discrimination laws?

    • Agree: VinnyVette
  37. All that’s missing is the David Attenborough voice-over.

  38. @Anon
    OT: RB Ginsburg is being treated for liver cancer right now. She's been getting treatments since February. She had cancerous nodules removed from her lung in January. I'm pretty certain it spread from her pancreas, and they found it had spread to her liver about the same time.

    When pancreatic cancer has spread to your liver and lungs, you're in stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Generally, you'll live from 2 to 6 months once it's spread that far. If she was in stage 4 in February, then August is 6 months. I suspect the announcement has come out because she actually doesn't have long to live.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/17/ruth-bader-ginsburg-liver-cancer-spotted-in-february-chemotherapy-started-in-may/

    Replies: @Ma Laoshi, @Anon, @Buck Ransom

    Why do you yanks (if indeed you are one) put up again with this gerontocracy of decomposing corpses, their trembling hands unsteadily but desperately clinging to the reins of power? See also Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain before he was finally cleaned up, both presidential candidates of the Officially Allowed Parties, etc etc. Part of ‘cancel culture’ seems to be a younger generation trying to sweep all this dead wood away. It’s called retirement; it’s neither a new nor a difficult concept.

    It’s one thing for the Empire in its twilight days to have its Andropov/Chernenko phase. It’s quite another thing to, with the craziness of Trump against the craziness of BLM against the craziness of Adam Schiff, simultaneously have your Nero/Caligula phase. First results are not encouraging.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Ma Laoshi


    Why do you yanks (if indeed you are one) put up again with this gerontocracy of decomposing corpses, their trembling hands unsteadily but desperately clinging to the reins of power? See also Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain
     
    For the answer to that, you'd have to ask the CA 8th District (San Francisco) about why they vote for Pelosi. For Feinstein, ask California voters generally, and McCain's dead. Although she is probably riddled with cancer, the Dems are desperately keeping Ginsburg in office so that Trump won't get to choose her replacement. It may have worked.

    Mandatory retirement age for congresscritters wouldn't be a bad idea, but good luck getting them to agree.

    I haven't seen the data myself, but I seem to recall someone who had done a survey (Lott?) that congressional turnover diminished as the welfare state grew. As your elected representative become just looters trying to take gibs from the Federal Treasury, it pays to send more experienced looters to DC rather than sending neophytes who will have to get in line behind some other jurisdiction's more senior looter.

    tl;dr: The answer to your question is that it pays better.

    Replies: @anon

    , @fish
    @Ma Laoshi


    It’s one thing for the Empire in its twilight days to have its Andropov/Chernenko phase. It’s quite another thing to, with the craziness of Trump against the craziness of BLM against the craziness of Adam Schiff, simultaneously have your Nero/Caligula phase. First results are not encouraging.
     
    America to Ma Laoshi.....hold my beer.....we still have 5 1/2 months to go in 2020!
  39. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyD
    "As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, when carried out, these broad statutes..."
    He probably shouldn't use the word "statues" right now...

    Replies: @anonymous

    He didn’t.

  40. This presumes that Bezos could really oppose the neo-maoists if he wanted to, but I doubt it.
    First, because other woke companies and the media would pile on Amazon like they are doing to Facebook now with the ADL-organized boycott.
    Second, because his woke workforce would rebel against him like it happened in other companies and newspapers when the company was not woke enough.

  41. Why would Amazon care about some comparatively minor looting of their delivery trucks when there is large-scale looting of physical brick and mortar stores? In business, all that matters is comparative advantage. Amazon’s physical competitors, such as Walmart, have much more to lose from looting.

  42. Something else we need to outlaw…

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @HammerJack

    How about she takes care of her health before she talks about your health?

    But then it's not about health, it's about despoiling your view with her corpulence.

    , @Lurker
    @HammerJack

    I can't even . . .

    , @Anon
    @HammerJack

    Dunham has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. It's one of these diseases that tends to crop up in inbred Jewish families. It's painful and it cuts your lifespan short. Median life expectancy is 48 years. Dunham is 34, so she's already lived most of that.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    , @AceDeuce
    @HammerJack

    Oy Gevalt! Please tell me that's a Babylon Bee Photoshop or something......

    , @anon
    @HammerJack

    Another example displaying how obesity accelerates aging. She's not "taking care of her health", she's damaging it. But she is taking care of her self-importance and some kind of vanity, so she's got that going for her.

    One of the best exercises to lose weight is the "push-away". You push the plate away from yourself, push the chair away from the table, and just don't eat so much. Appetite suppressing drugs are a substitute for the push-away.

    But this pic would work very well too. Try looking at this while eating...

    Replies: @HammerJack

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @HammerJack

    Ahhhhrrrgggg! I need eye-bleach -- stat!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @HammerJack

    This must be the first -- and only -- time -- Lena Dunham has ever been mentioned within ten words of Emily Ratajkowski.

    , @AnotherDad
    @HammerJack

    Hammer--if that needed to be posted, it should have been under a "More" tag with a content warning.

    Steve, this is a post you could have--should have--blocked.

  43. @El Dato
    Bezos doesn't need to worry about the Amazon delivery truck. Most of his money comes from the server farms out in the desert or on city edges. AFAIK, the rest is comparatively just a gift shop.

    Now, these server farms may be open to vicious invasions by Mao's Ants as they are large, isolated, with a limited number of security personnel and not necessarily made to withstand a mob attack, although the fire control infrastructure and the amount of concrete poured for compartimentalization cannot be small.

    Replies: @danand, @Jack D

    “Bezos doesn’t need to worry about the Amazon delivery truck. Most of his money comes from the server farms out in the desert or on city edges. AFAIK, the rest is comparatively just a gift shop.”

    El Dato, you’re right on both counts. Most of those blue/purple Amazon delivery trucks are owned by “small businessmen”, contracted to Bezos’ company. These business owners may be responsible for insuring operations, contents, and most importantly, assume all liability related to the truck.

    And as you point out, so far, all the profits Amazon has made have come from it’s nation dominating “server farm” business, not from selling goods and groceries. Of course one has to figure the plan is to raise “goods” prices to some level of profitability once enough competitors are vanquished.

    1B55C8AC-B511-4B02-B273-1E0FC3E33116

    https://logistics.amazon.com/

    • Replies: @Anon
    @danand


    Most of those blue/purple Amazon delivery trucks are owned by “small businessmen”, contracted to Bezos’ company...
     
    Bezos is already deploying a new paint scheme on Amazon delivery trucks, to deter looting teens:

    , @Anon
    @danand

    Bezos lost an expensive Government contract by being an anti-Trump twit. Once the renewal for the CIA contract comes around, he's likely to lose that, too. He won't be so wealthy after that and will need his gift shop.

  44. @Anon
    OT: RB Ginsburg is being treated for liver cancer right now. She's been getting treatments since February. She had cancerous nodules removed from her lung in January. I'm pretty certain it spread from her pancreas, and they found it had spread to her liver about the same time.

    When pancreatic cancer has spread to your liver and lungs, you're in stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Generally, you'll live from 2 to 6 months once it's spread that far. If she was in stage 4 in February, then August is 6 months. I suspect the announcement has come out because she actually doesn't have long to live.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/17/ruth-bader-ginsburg-liver-cancer-spotted-in-february-chemotherapy-started-in-may/

    Replies: @Ma Laoshi, @Anon, @Buck Ransom

    Send more goy baby blood, stat!

  45. @Alden
    Remember remember the fifth of November
    Gun powder treason and plot.
    Gun powder and treason should never be forgot

    Maybe we can start burning effigies of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown Freddy Fragile Bones and St George Fentanyl on January 17th.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Hibernian

    Treason by a few Catholics charged against the entire Catholic Church.

  46. @128
    OT, but People have a point that Asians have made high school too competitive, or are people saying that white students should follow East Asian cram schools and studying 16 hours a day for their entire teen lives, when they should spend at least part of the time hanging out, playing sports, and having fun, I mean how many hours per day did your typical 15 year old white student spend studying and doing school work outside of school in 1950? And maybe HYP and elite colleges should use their money to construct additional buildings and increase their student intake to make entering their schools less competitive? Like I see no point in even MIT or Caltech only accepting future Nobel Laureates into their schools, and if your IQ is anything lower than what it takes to win the Nobel prize in physics you are out, that is so stupid

    Replies: @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @InnerCynic

    That makes no sense and shows a sad fetishism about naming.

    If MIT or whoever’s demands are too high, you just don’t go there. Everyone wants to be an astronaut or a SEAL, too, but not many are ready for it.

    You don’t complain about the excessive competitivity of this or that school that you want to attend.

    You attend a school that has less extreme demands, or maybe no school at all.

    Besides if you are at a school where there are only top-tier minds and you can’t keep up with the conversation, it’s going to be harrowing and soon you will fell tired and start petitions.

    In that sense, having tough entry exams is exactly what is needed. Get rid of the those who can’t keep up.

  47. @Anon
    OT: RB Ginsburg is being treated for liver cancer right now. She's been getting treatments since February. She had cancerous nodules removed from her lung in January. I'm pretty certain it spread from her pancreas, and they found it had spread to her liver about the same time.

    When pancreatic cancer has spread to your liver and lungs, you're in stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Generally, you'll live from 2 to 6 months once it's spread that far. If she was in stage 4 in February, then August is 6 months. I suspect the announcement has come out because she actually doesn't have long to live.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/17/ruth-bader-ginsburg-liver-cancer-spotted-in-february-chemotherapy-started-in-may/

    Replies: @Ma Laoshi, @Anon, @Buck Ransom

    It should be quite interesting if President Trump nominates a new Supreme Court Justice right after Labor Day. I wonder if he has patched things up yet with Ann Coulter.
    Hmm, how would Queen Ann vote on scrapping America’s anti-riot laws?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Buck Ransom


    Hmm, how would Queen Ann vote on scrapping America’s anti-riot laws?
     
    How she would vote on jus solis citizenship is the far more interesting question.
    , @Hibernian
    @Buck Ransom

    He couldn't get anyone that's any good, probably anyone at all, confirmed before January. He makes the appointment if he's reelected, and then there'll be a fight that will dwarf the Kavanaugh hearings in intensity, if you can imagine that.

  48. The Black Zionist dream.

    Leader of radical black-only militia NFAC ‘believes in violence’ & wants a real-life Wakanda for every black person in America

    Past the headline, we read:

    “We are here to protect the black community, as that’s who is under attack. Nobody is protecting black children, men and women in America. What necessitated the creation of NFAC was the need to address a rising tide of police brutality, of racial brutality, of unfairness in the judicial system,” he said.

    “Most of us like me are ex-miliitary, we’re not young people on the block, we’re voters, we’re your responsible guys, we’re the guys with the good jobs.”

    He explained: “I want them to declare every black person who is a descendent of the Portuguese slave trade a political prisoner of the United States. And to sanction the United States to do one of two things. The first is give us our own land here, so we can go in, set up our own government and the whole nine yards.”

    “My other aim is for an exodus to Africa, to establish our destiny and build our own nation – and get a seat at the UN like everybody else. Forty-five million of us is a nation within a nation, so we can take ourselves to a place where two countries friendly to us are willing to carve out some land.

    That would be in Africa, as it’s where we come from, where we have greater numbers, where resources are and I already have relationships with some of the rulers of those countries.

    Hypothetically, I want to get an area of about 100 miles on each side, declare it a sovereign zone and build an infrastructure.”

    The exodus would only include black people. The NFAC only allow black members, and Jay doesn’t feel this should be a shocking admission.

    “Every other entity has their own, we’re the only people on the planet who don’t,” he said.

    Right. Blacks are always victims.

    Not sure whether another COINTELPRO construct or real.

    • Replies: @Random Smartaleck
    @El Dato


    We are here to protect the black community, as that’s who is under attack
     
    Great!! So they will start going after black thugs any day now, right??
    , @Almost Missouri
    @El Dato

    https://twitter.com/BringCanada/status/1282280335980601345

    I actually agree with this, provided he (and followers) give up their US citizenship and right of return.

    Replies: @Rob McX

  49. Riots, and crime more generally, destroy the brick-and-mortar stores that are Bezos’ competitors.

    Amazon can keep its inventory in warehouses that are (comparatively) easy to secure.

    Granted, during the actual riot itself some deliveries may get halted or stolen, but in the long run he still comes out ahead.

    (Still, wouldn’t be surprised to see him start using some Brinks-like hardened delivery trucks and private security for deliveries in rougher areas.)

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @CPK

    The billionaire class will still be raking in the cash after the Blessed Asteroid frees us from our many problems. Amidst the catastrophe, the billionaires will have domes built to protect them from our ghosts.

  50. But Washington Post, NYT, LA Times, WSJ, Steve Sailer, and Ron Unz can all agree that America needs more laws requiring facediapers everywhere, at all times, forever.

    Diaper up!

  51. Anon[208] • Disclaimer says:

    I hesitate to recommend an hour and a half long YouTube video (and it’s says Ep. 1 to boot), but this explained many of the details of critical race theory and intersectionality and how it works in practice to me, and I thought I was fairly well informed.

    This James Lindsay guy, in particular, is really smart, has read everything, and can explain very well (although he does have a Tucker Carlson permascowl that he might try to get rid of).

    He and Boghossian are two of the three Sokal Squared hoaxers. They are in discussion with a Christian guy who is concerned about “equity” being adopted by American Baptists. James sketches exactly what is going to happen going forward to these poor people, how the infiltration will proceed and what will happen to their church. It really rings true and is very scary. I don’t think this shit can be stopped.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    This James Lindsay guy, in particular, is really smart, has read everything, and can explain very well (although he does have a Tucker Carlson permascowl that he might try to get rid of).
     
    We need more scowling politicians and public intellectuals on the right. I'm sick of all that smiley-happy "shining-city-on-a-hill" bulls**t. Anger is a better motivator than hope. We don't need more Pollyannas telling us that our best years are ahead of us. We need more people who are willing to honestly tell the truth - that our civilization is under attack.
  52. Someone’s asleep at the wheel… They left out there must be provisions against normies peacefully demonstrating against Covid lockdowns. Fighting for your constitutional rights to life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness should never be legal!

  53. Anonymous[332] • Disclaimer says:

    I do not think events have slipped out of their control.

    I think if Biden wins, the faucet will be turned off.

    Blacks can sense an opportunity, they may have low IQ, but they ain’t dumb!

  54. @Mr McKenna
    How important are laws when the 'important' can ignore them? It's my misfortune to have true-believer, media-brainwashed friends and family. Every one of them firmly believes that it's 'settled science' that Trump was in bed with the Russians, who tilted the 2016 election in his favor and are doubtless trying to do it again this year.

    Not a one even believes in the existence of the 'Deep State' (it's just a right-wing conspiracy theory) never mind its ongoing war since before Day One of the current presidency. Not a big fan of Lindsey Graham but he seems to be doing some invaluable labor here. Time's running out if we want to bring any of these malefactors to account. Après nous, le déluge. Barring some kind of miracle.

    The FBI’s Dossier Deceit
    New evidence that the bureau knew the Russia info was phony in 2017. The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2020.

    The Justice Department’s release of documents from the Obama Administration’s 2016-17 Trump-Russia investigation is beginning to paint a picture, and the more we learn the worse the FBI looks.

    The latest evidence comes from Friday’s declassification via the Senate Judiciary Committee of the FBI’s interviews, over three days in January 2017, with the primary source for the infamous Steele dossier. The bureau used the dossier’s accusations as the basis for four warrants to surveil Trump aide Carter Page during the 2016 campaign and early months of the Trump Presidency. The 57 pages of notes from the source interviews make clear that the FBI knew the dossier was junk as early as January 2017.

    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz disclosed some of this in his December report on the FBI’s surveillance warrants, but the interview transcript adds more color—as in red for embarrassment.

    Former British spy Christopher Steele, whose dirt-digging was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign, based nearly all of his dossier allegations on information from one unidentified “primary subsource.” The FBI didn’t corroborate the Steele dossier’s claims prior to its first application to surveil Mr. Page in October 2016, and it didn’t get around to interviewing the source until nearly four months later.

    When agents finally got around to it, the source made clear that there was no factual basis to the dossier’s claims. The source noted he had mainly provided business intelligence to Mr. Steele, so he was “uncomfortable” when Mr. Steele in March 2016 asked him to investigate Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and later Donald Trump. The source said his friends and contacts were “too far removed” from these matters, but that he “felt like he had to report something back to Steele.”

    The source’s attorney insists the source didn’t have a “network” so much as a “social circle.” The source didn’t take notes, and he couldn’t remember which information came from whom. He acknowledged that he even passed along information derived from a telephone call from an anonymous “Russian male” who “never identified himself.”

    The source said he warned Mr. Steele that his info was “rumor and speculation.” The FBI interviewer writes: “Steele pushed [the source] to try and either follow-up with people or corroborate the reporting but [the source] wasn’t able to do so.”

    Friday’s disclosure also includes a February 2017 document in which leading FBI investigator Peter Strzok acknowledges the dossier is a bust, and that the FBI still had no evidence of any wrongdoing. The New York Times on Feb. 14, 2017 published a story with this headline: “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.”

    Mr. Strzok wrote an internal FBI analysis highlighting the story’s numerous inaccuracies, explaining “we are unaware of ANY Trump advisors engaging in conversations with Russian intelligence officials.” He also acknowledges: “Recent interviews” reveal “Steele may not be in a position to judge the reliability of his subsource network.”

    The FBI interview with Mr. Steele’s source should have put an end to the surveillance and broader investigation. Instead, the FBI continued to tout Mr. Steele as a reliable source as it renewed its requests for surveillance warrants. Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe expanded the investigation to include the President, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel.

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham gets credit for this declassification, and in an interview Friday he told us his next step will be “to go from the bottom of the pyramid to the top and find out just how many people were informed” about the source interview. “Those who knew about this exculpatory information, or should have known, and yet who continued—they are in legal jeopardy,” Mr. Graham said.

    Democrats and the press corps that touted the phony Steele dossier will say this is a pursuit of a conspiracy theory, but it’s not a theory. The more evidence that is made public, the clearer it becomes that the Steele dossier and collusion narrative were dirty political tricks that became abuses of power.

     

    Replies: @tyrone, @Alfa158, @JerseyJeffersonian

    “ Not a one even believes in the existence of the ‘Deep State’ (it’s just a right-wing conspiracy theory)”
    I’m an old Boomer so I know people who were 6o’s, anti-Vietnam war, radical types and still have the same politics. Back then they believed in the Deep State, the Military Industrial Complex, warmongering by the CIA/State Department etc.
    Here’s the thing, today all those institutions have been shaped and redirected by people much like themselves so they are all for it. It isn’t that they don’t believe in the Deep State anymore, it’s just that they are now on the same side and therefore find it useful to refuse to admit it exists anymore or even discuss the subject. The formerly hated military pro affirmative action and is paying for sex-change surgerIes. The formerly respected Soviet Union is now the Russia ruled by Putler the reviled puppet master of Drumpf. One of these draft-dodging march on Washington old radicals I know even advocates that the US literally invade and crush Russia as punishment for putting Putin-puppet in the White House, and the military stage a Seven Days in May coup to remove Trump before November so that he won’t be allowed to finish his term like a legitimate President.
    I think the big 180 turn came back at the time of Clinton’s election when they realized the Revolution had won. American Spectator covered his inauguration and reported that when the Air Force did a flyover at the ceremony one of Clinton’s campaign workers started jeering at the planes, but his colleagues told him, “hey, it’s cool, those are ours now”.
    They know there is a Deep State, it’s just that they are on the same side.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Alfa158


    American Spectator covered his inauguration and reported that when the Air Force did a flyover at the ceremony one of Clinton’s campaign workers started jeering at the planes, but his colleagues told him, “hey, it’s cool, those are ours now”.
     
    That was actor Ron Silver who recoiled at the sight of the planes and then made the comment that they were "our planes now".
  55. Like the elite in Brazil, Gates and Bezos can be transported in and out of their estates via helicopter or guarded convoy. What do they care about the misery in the favelas autonomous zones and the areas around them?

    They’re trying to build Brazilia Norte. They know what they’re doing.

  56. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC:

    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.

    For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) bought an abandoned Lutheran church and is creating its third “Hof,” or gathering hall, joining others the group operates in California and North Carolina. Organizers said the hall is intended to serve believers throughout the Midwest.

    The move has come as a surprise to many in this town of 275 residents 115 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Word of the deal spread in the past week after the political blog Bluestem Prairie reported it. There’s been a lot of chatter about the sale on social media, said Brianna Watkins, who lives 4 miles outside town.

    “People don’t like what they’re hearing,” she said. “They’re calling them white supremacists.”

     


    “We believe that those activities and behaviors supportive of the white family should be encouraged while those activities and behaviors destructive of the white family are to be discouraged.”

    A Black man who sought to join the group wouldn’t be mistreated, Turnage said, but would be encouraged to look elsewhere for his beliefs.

    “We would certainly talk to him and try to suggest to him that his own ancestors would probably be the place to be,” Turnage said, noting that he and others had received a similar response in the past from Native Americans when they expressed interest in learning more about Native religious practices.

    But the AFA seeks to keep extreme views out of its organization, he added.

    “We don’t let everybody in,” Turnage said. “There are people we have excluded from membership because they have that rabid look in their eyes and they want to cause trouble for others. Those people are not our people.”

    Religious scholars who study pagan and heathen religions have identified the AFA as a racist fringe group, said Holli Emore, executive director of Cherry Hill Seminary in South Carolina, a seminary for pagan and Earth-based spiritualities.
     

    https://www.startribune.com/pro-white-religious-group-takes-root-in-small-minnesota-town/571802392/
     

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Mr McKenna, @Cloudbuster, @El Dato, @Inquiring Mind, @Anon

    “Religious scholars.”

  57. Damn straight they’ll find events have slipped from their grasp. Could be a good thing or bad depending on which way the “events” turn.

  58. Get ready for an insufferable week of John Lewis worship

    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
    @Known Fact

    Yep, another Holy & Sacred Civil Rights Icon to be worshiped.
    But it occurs to me, after decades of effort and trillions of dollars spent on so called civil rights, we still see disproportionate criminality, illegitimacy, and other misbehavior by the supposed beneficiaries. If reality-based thinking prevailed, we would re-think the value of the so called icons and call the whole project a failure and cancel it. But the great thing about being an ideologue is that reality poses no threat to the ideology.

  59. We only need one Riot Law.

    You riot.
    you get caught.
    You Hang.

    • Replies: @Patrick Boyle
    @theMann

    Too extreme. I prefer a milder rule.

    You riot.
    I read the Riot Act.
    You riot again.
    You hang.

  60. When it comes to anti-riot laws (would could have possibly be against THAT! right?) the devil is in the details.

    Ever the provocateur, Steve misrepresents and gives us sensationalist click-baiting titles.

    You read the article and it seems almost reasonable.

    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    @Anon

    Opinions vary.

    , @Anon
    @Anon


    When it comes to anti-riot laws (would could have possibly be against THAT! right?) the devil is in the details.

    Ever the provocateur, Steve misrepresents and gives us sensationalist click-baiting titles.

    You read the article and it seems almost reasonable.
     
    You don't find it ironic that you state "the devil is in the details" and then offer no foundational detail for your claims that Steve is engaging in misrepresentation and clickbait or that the article is "almost reasonable"?

    Let's examine.

    As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, when carried out, these broad statutes often lead police to arrest peaceful protesters, violating their First and Fourth Amendment rights. Due to their broad nature that enables these constitutional violations, anti-riot laws should be ruled as flatly unconstitutional.
     
    What the article is suggesting is:

    That the Police have to parse individual "bottle throwers" or rioters from people not doing that, in the middle of a riot. Which means that not only can they never stop a riot wholesale, in deference to "peaceful right to protest", but they have to wait for individual rioters to be destructive or put life in danger before they can stop them: even when intent is clear due to their voluntary presence in the middle of riot. This is a prohibition from stopping action, before the fact, that will put property and lives in danger even though the perps in question are voluntarily marching in a riot.

    Arresting rioters is not a constitutional violation. If someone is a part of an unorganized protest of violent people that intend a riot, then that is their miscalculation.

    Neither do you have a constitutional right to buddy up with a bank robbing crew, but not say or do anything but stand there, and still avoid arrest.

    Try being more consistent in your words and actions, next time, when citing "details".
  61. Anonymous[827] • Disclaimer says:

    E. Michael Jones writes that the left became attracted “to the Negro” in the 50’s for obvious reasons:

    “While hitchhiking across the country in 1947, [Jack] Kerouac arrived in Denver and described for posterity the attraction of the Negro held for the Bohemian left:

    ‘At lilac evening I walked with every muscle aching among the lights of 27th and Welton in the Denver colored section, wishing I were a Negro, feeling that the best the white world had offered was not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night.’

    What liberal culture wanted from the Negro was what Kerouac was to describe in the same book as “Spade kicks,” i.e. sex unfettered by marriage vows and the burdens of raising children, jazz, and intoxication. What liberal culture got was social decay and the destruction of virtually all of America’s major cities. The attraction of the Negro as the paradigm of sexual liberation was reaching its peak in the late ’50s following in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education and the civil rights movement it spawned…”

    E. Michael Jones, John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution (Southbend, IN: Fidelity Press), p. 73

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Anonymous

    "Spade kicks"

    Back in the 1950s, when white men had juice in their gonads, the attraction to black culture was sexual kicks. Today, the creepy cultish anti-racist white kids seek to be absolved of supremacist sins, which can only be granted by the Black. Even Boomers have more juice than these flaccid penis cult kids.

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Anonymous


    What liberal culture wanted from the Negro was what Kerouac was to describe in the same book as “Spade kicks”
     
    The UK equivalent book was "Absolute Beginners", written by an upper-middle class bisexual with daddy issues, fascinated by the rough and exotic "cool spades".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_Beginners_(novel)
    , @Forbes
    @Anonymous

    Denver is 3.4% black in 2010--imagine what is was in 1950.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Anonymous

    Ironically, Kerouac got the living sht beaten out of him by a gang of kneegarows in a black bar near his final home in St. Petersburg, Fl.. This was about six weeks before his death, and several Kerouac experts believe that the beating was the catalyst that led to his death.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  62. Extreme Africanization of London ongoing:

    Police barely able to manage “illegal block party”. Gonna be a hot weekend, innit?

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @El Dato

    The Female Enlistment Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.

    , @Jan
    @El Dato

    The Met Police's resources are spread far more thinly than the NYPD or any major US City PD. Its leadership lacks the will (and equipment) to deploy anything but Aunt Sally containment tactics.

    The moment the mob gets a taste for blood the cops on the front line are going to take one hell of a beating while Commissioner Cressida Dick wrings her hands.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  63. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC:

    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.

    For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) bought an abandoned Lutheran church and is creating its third “Hof,” or gathering hall, joining others the group operates in California and North Carolina. Organizers said the hall is intended to serve believers throughout the Midwest.

    The move has come as a surprise to many in this town of 275 residents 115 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Word of the deal spread in the past week after the political blog Bluestem Prairie reported it. There’s been a lot of chatter about the sale on social media, said Brianna Watkins, who lives 4 miles outside town.

    “People don’t like what they’re hearing,” she said. “They’re calling them white supremacists.”

     


    “We believe that those activities and behaviors supportive of the white family should be encouraged while those activities and behaviors destructive of the white family are to be discouraged.”

    A Black man who sought to join the group wouldn’t be mistreated, Turnage said, but would be encouraged to look elsewhere for his beliefs.

    “We would certainly talk to him and try to suggest to him that his own ancestors would probably be the place to be,” Turnage said, noting that he and others had received a similar response in the past from Native Americans when they expressed interest in learning more about Native religious practices.

    But the AFA seeks to keep extreme views out of its organization, he added.

    “We don’t let everybody in,” Turnage said. “There are people we have excluded from membership because they have that rabid look in their eyes and they want to cause trouble for others. Those people are not our people.”

    Religious scholars who study pagan and heathen religions have identified the AFA as a racist fringe group, said Holli Emore, executive director of Cherry Hill Seminary in South Carolina, a seminary for pagan and Earth-based spiritualities.
     

    https://www.startribune.com/pro-white-religious-group-takes-root-in-small-minnesota-town/571802392/
     

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Mr McKenna, @Cloudbuster, @El Dato, @Inquiring Mind, @Anon

    It is time to set up a “Fremen Religion”. The sleeper shall awaken, Galactic Jihad, remove Harkonnen from premise, Blessed be the Maker!

    As it’s nominally Sand People, no-one will be able to accuse of White Nationalism.

    “Shai Hulud” sounds a bit like “Sieg Heil”, too. We are covered.

  64. @danand
    @El Dato


    “Bezos doesn’t need to worry about the Amazon delivery truck. Most of his money comes from the server farms out in the desert or on city edges. AFAIK, the rest is comparatively just a gift shop.”
     
    El Dato, you’re right on both counts. Most of those blue/purple Amazon delivery trucks are owned by “small businessmen”, contracted to Bezos’ company. These business owners may be responsible for insuring operations, contents, and most importantly, assume all liability related to the truck.

    And as you point out, so far, all the profits Amazon has made have come from it’s nation dominating “server farm” business, not from selling goods and groceries. Of course one has to figure the plan is to raise “goods” prices to some level of profitability once enough competitors are vanquished.

    https://flic.kr/p/2jnreYz

    https://logistics.amazon.com/

    Replies: @Anon, @Anon

    Most of those blue/purple Amazon delivery trucks are owned by “small businessmen”, contracted to Bezos’ company…

    Bezos is already deploying a new paint scheme on Amazon delivery trucks, to deter looting teens:

  65. Why isn’t anyone on the right calling out Bezos for the rot he’s producing?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @e

    His server farm is pretty stable.

  66. @Anon
    When it comes to anti-riot laws (would could have possibly be against THAT! right?) the devil is in the details.

    Ever the provocateur, Steve misrepresents and gives us sensationalist click-baiting titles.

    You read the article and it seems almost reasonable.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @Anon

    Opinions vary.

  67. @DextersLabRat
    In that video, at around 0:40 a white woman has her purse grabbed by a black man and falls to the ground. Immediately after, a black girl grabs her phone that she dropped seconds before.

    Never relax!

    Also, Steve, my gut tells me Bezos thinks he's insulated from all this and maybe he's right. His ultimate goal is to make Amazon the #1 store for everything globally. What's a couple looted vans in the face of that.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @V. K. Ovelund

    “Never relax!”

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Fragility. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Equity. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Privilege. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Anti-racism. All work and play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and play make Jack a dull boy. Implicit bias. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Whiteness. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and play make Jack a dull boy. Systemic whitey. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Uncomfortable conversation. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Black. All work and play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Endless. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. White allies. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Inclusion. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. …

  68. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buck Ransom
    @Anon

    It should be quite interesting if President Trump nominates a new Supreme Court Justice right after Labor Day. I wonder if he has patched things up yet with Ann Coulter.
    Hmm, how would Queen Ann vote on scrapping America's anti-riot laws?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hibernian

    Hmm, how would Queen Ann vote on scrapping America’s anti-riot laws?

    How she would vote on jus solis citizenship is the far more interesting question.

  69. Those guys looting the truck probably got the replacement blade engagement arm for my lawn mower that never arrived. I hope one of them has a Craftsman LT2000 riding lawn mower that needs one!

  70. Jews in 2025: “Murder charges disproportionately affect people of color, so murder should be legal”.

  71. @Known Fact
    Get ready for an insufferable week of John Lewis worship

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV

    Yep, another Holy & Sacred Civil Rights Icon to be worshiped.
    But it occurs to me, after decades of effort and trillions of dollars spent on so called civil rights, we still see disproportionate criminality, illegitimacy, and other misbehavior by the supposed beneficiaries. If reality-based thinking prevailed, we would re-think the value of the so called icons and call the whole project a failure and cancel it. But the great thing about being an ideologue is that reality poses no threat to the ideology.

  72. @Anonymous
    E. Michael Jones writes that the left became attracted “to the Negro” in the 50’s for obvious reasons:

    “While hitchhiking across the country in 1947, [Jack] Kerouac arrived in Denver and described for posterity the attraction of the Negro held for the Bohemian left:

    ‘At lilac evening I walked with every muscle aching among the lights of 27th and Welton in the Denver colored section, wishing I were a Negro, feeling that the best the white world had offered was not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night.’

    What liberal culture wanted from the Negro was what Kerouac was to describe in the same book as "Spade kicks," i.e. sex unfettered by marriage vows and the burdens of raising children, jazz, and intoxication. What liberal culture got was social decay and the destruction of virtually all of America's major cities. The attraction of the Negro as the paradigm of sexual liberation was reaching its peak in the late '50s following in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education and the civil rights movement it spawned...”

    E. Michael Jones, John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution (Southbend, IN: Fidelity Press), p. 73

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @YetAnotherAnon, @Forbes, @AceDeuce

    “Spade kicks”

    Back in the 1950s, when white men had juice in their gonads, the attraction to black culture was sexual kicks. Today, the creepy cultish anti-racist white kids seek to be absolved of supremacist sins, which can only be granted by the Black. Even Boomers have more juice than these flaccid penis cult kids.

  73. Anon[190] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    When it comes to anti-riot laws (would could have possibly be against THAT! right?) the devil is in the details.

    Ever the provocateur, Steve misrepresents and gives us sensationalist click-baiting titles.

    You read the article and it seems almost reasonable.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @Anon

    When it comes to anti-riot laws (would could have possibly be against THAT! right?) the devil is in the details.

    Ever the provocateur, Steve misrepresents and gives us sensationalist click-baiting titles.

    You read the article and it seems almost reasonable.

    You don’t find it ironic that you state “the devil is in the details” and then offer no foundational detail for your claims that Steve is engaging in misrepresentation and clickbait or that the article is “almost reasonable”?

    Let’s examine.

    As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, when carried out, these broad statutes often lead police to arrest peaceful protesters, violating their First and Fourth Amendment rights. Due to their broad nature that enables these constitutional violations, anti-riot laws should be ruled as flatly unconstitutional.

    What the article is suggesting is:

    That the Police have to parse individual “bottle throwers” or rioters from people not doing that, in the middle of a riot. Which means that not only can they never stop a riot wholesale, in deference to “peaceful right to protest”, but they have to wait for individual rioters to be destructive or put life in danger before they can stop them: even when intent is clear due to their voluntary presence in the middle of riot. This is a prohibition from stopping action, before the fact, that will put property and lives in danger even though the perps in question are voluntarily marching in a riot.

    Arresting rioters is not a constitutional violation. If someone is a part of an unorganized protest of violent people that intend a riot, then that is their miscalculation.

    Neither do you have a constitutional right to buddy up with a bank robbing crew, but not say or do anything but stand there, and still avoid arrest.

    Try being more consistent in your words and actions, next time, when citing “details”.

  74. @Anonymous
    E. Michael Jones writes that the left became attracted “to the Negro” in the 50’s for obvious reasons:

    “While hitchhiking across the country in 1947, [Jack] Kerouac arrived in Denver and described for posterity the attraction of the Negro held for the Bohemian left:

    ‘At lilac evening I walked with every muscle aching among the lights of 27th and Welton in the Denver colored section, wishing I were a Negro, feeling that the best the white world had offered was not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night.’

    What liberal culture wanted from the Negro was what Kerouac was to describe in the same book as "Spade kicks," i.e. sex unfettered by marriage vows and the burdens of raising children, jazz, and intoxication. What liberal culture got was social decay and the destruction of virtually all of America's major cities. The attraction of the Negro as the paradigm of sexual liberation was reaching its peak in the late '50s following in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education and the civil rights movement it spawned...”

    E. Michael Jones, John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution (Southbend, IN: Fidelity Press), p. 73

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @YetAnotherAnon, @Forbes, @AceDeuce

    What liberal culture wanted from the Negro was what Kerouac was to describe in the same book as “Spade kicks”

    The UK equivalent book was “Absolute Beginners”, written by an upper-middle class bisexual with daddy issues, fascinated by the rough and exotic “cool spades”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_Beginners_(novel)

  75. Anon[190] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones
    The man needs a good editor.
    "These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color."

    Doesn't this mean that "Just arrests" fall hardest on people of color?

    What a racist!

    Replies: @Anon

    The man needs a good editor.
    “These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color.”

    Doesn’t this mean that “Just arrests” fall hardest on people of color?

    What a racist!

    Yes, that’s what it means.

    See my recent comment about predicted Jewish newspaper rhetoric in 2025.

  76. @Mr McKenna
    @Jack Armstrong

    Someone in this forum recently observed how ironic it is that our society is policing everyone's political speech (and thought, and behavior) down to the slightest iota, yet we also permit every kind of lunacy under the rubric of religion. Santería, Scientology, what have you -- all is allowed so long as you call it religion. This might be an interesting test case. My guess is that an exception will be made, and with a vengeance. Our 'principles' are mostly for show, after all.

    Replies: @VinnyVette

    Not if it’s the “Christian religion.”

  77. @CPK
    Riots, and crime more generally, destroy the brick-and-mortar stores that are Bezos' competitors.

    Amazon can keep its inventory in warehouses that are (comparatively) easy to secure.

    Granted, during the actual riot itself some deliveries may get halted or stolen, but in the long run he still comes out ahead.

    (Still, wouldn't be surprised to see him start using some Brinks-like hardened delivery trucks and private security for deliveries in rougher areas.)

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    The billionaire class will still be raking in the cash after the Blessed Asteroid frees us from our many problems. Amidst the catastrophe, the billionaires will have domes built to protect them from our ghosts.

  78. @tyrone
    Don't worry amazon drivers can deliver their sh*t through the ruins of what once was America.

    Replies: @Forbes

    Neither snow nor rain shootings nor riot nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers Amazon drivers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds through the ruins of what once was America.

    There, that works.

  79. @HammerJack
    Something else we need to outlaw...

    https://i.ibb.co/JQx3CJk/Capture-2020-07-18-07-07-58-2.png

    Replies: @Forbes, @Lurker, @Anon, @AceDeuce, @anon, @Inquiring Mind, @Gary in Gramercy, @AnotherDad

    How about she takes care of her health before she talks about your health?

    But then it’s not about health, it’s about despoiling your view with her corpulence.

  80. Anti-riot laws generally define a riot as a gathering that creates an immediate danger to property or people — which leaves room for interpretation on what constitutes “an immediate danger.”

    Wow, how ’bout that? Arbitrary definitions of words and phrases used for self-serving purposes and pretext are something to be wary of! “Racism” and “white supremacy” and “fascism” don’t count, of course. They could NEVER be corrupted by corrupt people.

  81. @Anonymous
    E. Michael Jones writes that the left became attracted “to the Negro” in the 50’s for obvious reasons:

    “While hitchhiking across the country in 1947, [Jack] Kerouac arrived in Denver and described for posterity the attraction of the Negro held for the Bohemian left:

    ‘At lilac evening I walked with every muscle aching among the lights of 27th and Welton in the Denver colored section, wishing I were a Negro, feeling that the best the white world had offered was not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night.’

    What liberal culture wanted from the Negro was what Kerouac was to describe in the same book as "Spade kicks," i.e. sex unfettered by marriage vows and the burdens of raising children, jazz, and intoxication. What liberal culture got was social decay and the destruction of virtually all of America's major cities. The attraction of the Negro as the paradigm of sexual liberation was reaching its peak in the late '50s following in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education and the civil rights movement it spawned...”

    E. Michael Jones, John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution (Southbend, IN: Fidelity Press), p. 73

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @YetAnotherAnon, @Forbes, @AceDeuce

    Denver is 3.4% black in 2010–imagine what is was in 1950.

  82. @HammerJack
    Something else we need to outlaw...

    https://i.ibb.co/JQx3CJk/Capture-2020-07-18-07-07-58-2.png

    Replies: @Forbes, @Lurker, @Anon, @AceDeuce, @anon, @Inquiring Mind, @Gary in Gramercy, @AnotherDad

    I can’t even . . .

  83. @danand
    @El Dato


    “Bezos doesn’t need to worry about the Amazon delivery truck. Most of his money comes from the server farms out in the desert or on city edges. AFAIK, the rest is comparatively just a gift shop.”
     
    El Dato, you’re right on both counts. Most of those blue/purple Amazon delivery trucks are owned by “small businessmen”, contracted to Bezos’ company. These business owners may be responsible for insuring operations, contents, and most importantly, assume all liability related to the truck.

    And as you point out, so far, all the profits Amazon has made have come from it’s nation dominating “server farm” business, not from selling goods and groceries. Of course one has to figure the plan is to raise “goods” prices to some level of profitability once enough competitors are vanquished.

    https://flic.kr/p/2jnreYz

    https://logistics.amazon.com/

    Replies: @Anon, @Anon

    Bezos lost an expensive Government contract by being an anti-Trump twit. Once the renewal for the CIA contract comes around, he’s likely to lose that, too. He won’t be so wealthy after that and will need his gift shop.

  84. @HammerJack
    Something else we need to outlaw...

    https://i.ibb.co/JQx3CJk/Capture-2020-07-18-07-07-58-2.png

    Replies: @Forbes, @Lurker, @Anon, @AceDeuce, @anon, @Inquiring Mind, @Gary in Gramercy, @AnotherDad

    Dunham has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. It’s one of these diseases that tends to crop up in inbred Jewish families. It’s painful and it cuts your lifespan short. Median life expectancy is 48 years. Dunham is 34, so she’s already lived most of that.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Anon

    What's the name of the syndrome which causes you to think you should pose in a bikini like that and share it with the world? Contempt?

  85. @Mr McKenna
    We presume you know about this?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495024-workers-protest-bezos-nyc-aoc/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @Dago Shoes, @Richard B

    The question that comes to my mind is : when Bezos migrates all earth’s people up to his giant cylindrical space stations at the Trojan Points will he leave these undesirables behind?

  86. @HammerJack
    Something else we need to outlaw...

    https://i.ibb.co/JQx3CJk/Capture-2020-07-18-07-07-58-2.png

    Replies: @Forbes, @Lurker, @Anon, @AceDeuce, @anon, @Inquiring Mind, @Gary in Gramercy, @AnotherDad

    Oy Gevalt! Please tell me that’s a Babylon Bee Photoshop or something……

  87. At this point even Hercules wouldn’t be able to clean out the Liberal-Augean stables as the Anti-Cancel Letter Club cancels at least one of its potential signatories.

    Open letter against ‘cancel culture’ backed by ‘frauds,’ says Glenn Greenwald after authors ‘outvote’ him from signers list

  88. @e
    Why isn't anyone on the right calling out Bezos for the rot he's producing?

    Replies: @El Dato

    His server farm is pretty stable.

  89. @128
    OT, but People have a point that Asians have made high school too competitive, or are people saying that white students should follow East Asian cram schools and studying 16 hours a day for their entire teen lives, when they should spend at least part of the time hanging out, playing sports, and having fun, I mean how many hours per day did your typical 15 year old white student spend studying and doing school work outside of school in 1950? And maybe HYP and elite colleges should use their money to construct additional buildings and increase their student intake to make entering their schools less competitive? Like I see no point in even MIT or Caltech only accepting future Nobel Laureates into their schools, and if your IQ is anything lower than what it takes to win the Nobel prize in physics you are out, that is so stupid

    Replies: @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @InnerCynic

    I’m old. I remember back in the Neolithic Revolution people used to complain that growing crops was taking all the fun out of hunting and gathering.

  90. @theMann
    We only need one Riot Law.


    You riot.
    you get caught.
    You Hang.

    Replies: @Patrick Boyle

    Too extreme. I prefer a milder rule.

    You riot.
    I read the Riot Act.
    You riot again.
    You hang.

  91. @128
    OT, but People have a point that Asians have made high school too competitive, or are people saying that white students should follow East Asian cram schools and studying 16 hours a day for their entire teen lives, when they should spend at least part of the time hanging out, playing sports, and having fun, I mean how many hours per day did your typical 15 year old white student spend studying and doing school work outside of school in 1950? And maybe HYP and elite colleges should use their money to construct additional buildings and increase their student intake to make entering their schools less competitive? Like I see no point in even MIT or Caltech only accepting future Nobel Laureates into their schools, and if your IQ is anything lower than what it takes to win the Nobel prize in physics you are out, that is so stupid

    Replies: @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @InnerCynic

    The reason our current day high schools are seen as “competitive” is because the quality of instruction and the very student body has become so retarded that when someone comes from the outside, where they’re actually learning as opposed to screwing off, these kids, like our forefathers once were, appear as geniuses. This is an indictment on our perception that sports and extracurricular activities are SO important. They’re not! They’re a symptom of the disease that’s hollowed out our institutions. Let’s face facts… Sports is the new religion, your GOD, and you worship it. I dont recall tales of the founders “hitting the gym” when we should be hitting the books.

  92. @Mr McKenna
    We presume you know about this?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495024-workers-protest-bezos-nyc-aoc/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @Dago Shoes, @Richard B

    So … maybe all of these illegals need to leave the United States ASAP because it’s only going to get worse — especially for them.

    Besides … we do NOT want them nor do we need them … their homeland is eager to have them back there.

  93. anon[547] • Disclaimer says:
    @HammerJack
    Something else we need to outlaw...

    https://i.ibb.co/JQx3CJk/Capture-2020-07-18-07-07-58-2.png

    Replies: @Forbes, @Lurker, @Anon, @AceDeuce, @anon, @Inquiring Mind, @Gary in Gramercy, @AnotherDad

    Another example displaying how obesity accelerates aging. She’s not “taking care of her health”, she’s damaging it. But she is taking care of her self-importance and some kind of vanity, so she’s got that going for her.

    One of the best exercises to lose weight is the “push-away”. You push the plate away from yourself, push the chair away from the table, and just don’t eat so much. Appetite suppressing drugs are a substitute for the push-away.

    But this pic would work very well too. Try looking at this while eating…

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @anon

    That pic might work for the rest of us, but not for her. She thinks she's beautiful.

  94. We need a snappy pithy soundbite to describe the current shenanigans across the US.
    Something like… I don’t know… _American Intifada_?

  95. Bezos and Gates main homes are in Medina which is on Lake Washington across from Seattle.
    The mansions are behind gates and probably guarded.

    Amazon in Seattle is closed and folks are working remotely. The Capital Hill riots and deaths are no danger to Gate’s or Bezo’s houses or lives.

  96. @Alfa158
    @Mr McKenna

    “ Not a one even believes in the existence of the ‘Deep State’ (it’s just a right-wing conspiracy theory)”
    I’m an old Boomer so I know people who were 6o’s, anti-Vietnam war, radical types and still have the same politics. Back then they believed in the Deep State, the Military Industrial Complex, warmongering by the CIA/State Department etc.
    Here’s the thing, today all those institutions have been shaped and redirected by people much like themselves so they are all for it. It isn’t that they don’t believe in the Deep State anymore, it’s just that they are now on the same side and therefore find it useful to refuse to admit it exists anymore or even discuss the subject. The formerly hated military pro affirmative action and is paying for sex-change surgerIes. The formerly respected Soviet Union is now the Russia ruled by Putler the reviled puppet master of Drumpf. One of these draft-dodging march on Washington old radicals I know even advocates that the US literally invade and crush Russia as punishment for putting Putin-puppet in the White House, and the military stage a Seven Days in May coup to remove Trump before November so that he won’t be allowed to finish his term like a legitimate President.
    I think the big 180 turn came back at the time of Clinton’s election when they realized the Revolution had won. American Spectator covered his inauguration and reported that when the Air Force did a flyover at the ceremony one of Clinton’s campaign workers started jeering at the planes, but his colleagues told him, “hey, it’s cool, those are ours now”.
    They know there is a Deep State, it’s just that they are on the same side.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    American Spectator covered his inauguration and reported that when the Air Force did a flyover at the ceremony one of Clinton’s campaign workers started jeering at the planes, but his colleagues told him, “hey, it’s cool, those are ours now”.

    That was actor Ron Silver who recoiled at the sight of the planes and then made the comment that they were “our planes now”.

  97. Anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Bubba Wallace got into another race car crash today. Someone posted this compilation of Wallace’s crashes in 2019, and I’m surprised at how often he goes SPLAT. The guy is lousy at what he does. I counted at least three wipeouts by Wallace where he never even touched another car. He just couldn’t handle a racecar at high speed. I bet the other racers hate the guy for being an inept moron in over his head on the track. Since this is just from 2019, it looks like Wallace crashes in every race he enters.

    • LOL: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Anon

    He's the black Danica Patrick.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  98. Noticing can be hard.

  99. @El Dato
    Bezos doesn't need to worry about the Amazon delivery truck. Most of his money comes from the server farms out in the desert or on city edges. AFAIK, the rest is comparatively just a gift shop.

    Now, these server farms may be open to vicious invasions by Mao's Ants as they are large, isolated, with a limited number of security personnel and not necessarily made to withstand a mob attack, although the fire control infrastructure and the amount of concrete poured for compartimentalization cannot be small.

    Replies: @danand, @Jack D

    Now, these server farms may be open to vicious invasions by Mao’s Ants as they are large, isolated, with a limited number of security personnel and not necessarily made to withstand a mob attack,

    All of that could be fixed in a week given their largely isolated locations. Security personnel could be brought in overnight. Barbed wire, electrified fences, crash barriers, etc. in a week.

    Near where I live is an unmarked building in an office park that is a vital part of the control infrastructure for the utility grid for PA, MD and NJ. Its location is not exactly secret but they don’t advertise either. The building is unmarked and looks like any other anonymous building in an office park. But after 9/11 they built a really high fence around it with outward curving spikes at the top. In front of the fence there is a sort of continuous planter – a stone faced concrete wall about 3 feet high that sits around 5 feet in front of the fence and the area between the fence and the wall is filled with dirt and there are nice looking trees and shrubs planted on top so it looks more pleasant than ominous. If you look closely you realize it’s really a crash barrier – if you drove full speed at it with a loaded truck you couldn’t breach it. At the entrance to the parking lot is a steel barrier that pops up out of the ground like something you would see in Iraq. They made it all look as unobtrusive as possible but there’s clearly some serious security going on there.

  100. @Anon
    I hesitate to recommend an hour and a half long YouTube video (and it's says Ep. 1 to boot), but this explained many of the details of critical race theory and intersectionality and how it works in practice to me, and I thought I was fairly well informed.

    This James Lindsay guy, in particular, is really smart, has read everything, and can explain very well (although he does have a Tucker Carlson permascowl that he might try to get rid of).

    He and Boghossian are two of the three Sokal Squared hoaxers. They are in discussion with a Christian guy who is concerned about "equity" being adopted by American Baptists. James sketches exactly what is going to happen going forward to these poor people, how the infiltration will proceed and what will happen to their church. It really rings true and is very scary. I don't think this shit can be stopped.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDFL3xwEEG8&pbjreload=101

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    This James Lindsay guy, in particular, is really smart, has read everything, and can explain very well (although he does have a Tucker Carlson permascowl that he might try to get rid of).

    We need more scowling politicians and public intellectuals on the right. I’m sick of all that smiley-happy “shining-city-on-a-hill” bulls**t. Anger is a better motivator than hope. We don’t need more Pollyannas telling us that our best years are ahead of us. We need more people who are willing to honestly tell the truth – that our civilization is under attack.

  101. @El Dato
    The Black Zionist dream.

    Leader of radical black-only militia NFAC ‘believes in violence’ & wants a real-life Wakanda for every black person in America

    Past the headline, we read:

    “We are here to protect the black community, as that’s who is under attack. Nobody is protecting black children, men and women in America. What necessitated the creation of NFAC was the need to address a rising tide of police brutality, of racial brutality, of unfairness in the judicial system,” he said.

    “Most of us like me are ex-miliitary, we’re not young people on the block, we’re voters, we’re your responsible guys, we’re the guys with the good jobs.”

     


    He explained: “I want them to declare every black person who is a descendent of the Portuguese slave trade a political prisoner of the United States. And to sanction the United States to do one of two things. The first is give us our own land here, so we can go in, set up our own government and the whole nine yards.”

    ...

    “My other aim is for an exodus to Africa, to establish our destiny and build our own nation – and get a seat at the UN like everybody else. Forty-five million of us is a nation within a nation, so we can take ourselves to a place where two countries friendly to us are willing to carve out some land.

    That would be in Africa, as it's where we come from, where we have greater numbers, where resources are and I already have relationships with some of the rulers of those countries.

    Hypothetically, I want to get an area of about 100 miles on each side, declare it a sovereign zone and build an infrastructure.”

    The exodus would only include black people. The NFAC only allow black members, and Jay doesn’t feel this should be a shocking admission.

    “Every other entity has their own, we’re the only people on the planet who don’t,” he said.
     

    Right. Blacks are always victims.

    Not sure whether another COINTELPRO construct or real.

    Replies: @Random Smartaleck, @Almost Missouri

    We are here to protect the black community, as that’s who is under attack

    Great!! So they will start going after black thugs any day now, right??

  102. @Ma Laoshi
    @Anon

    Why do you yanks (if indeed you are one) put up again with this gerontocracy of decomposing corpses, their trembling hands unsteadily but desperately clinging to the reins of power? See also Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain before he was finally cleaned up, both presidential candidates of the Officially Allowed Parties, etc etc. Part of 'cancel culture' seems to be a younger generation trying to sweep all this dead wood away. It's called retirement; it's neither a new nor a difficult concept.

    It's one thing for the Empire in its twilight days to have its Andropov/Chernenko phase. It's quite another thing to, with the craziness of Trump against the craziness of BLM against the craziness of Adam Schiff, simultaneously have your Nero/Caligula phase. First results are not encouraging.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @fish

    Why do you yanks (if indeed you are one) put up again with this gerontocracy of decomposing corpses, their trembling hands unsteadily but desperately clinging to the reins of power? See also Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain

    For the answer to that, you’d have to ask the CA 8th District (San Francisco) about why they vote for Pelosi. For Feinstein, ask California voters generally, and McCain’s dead. Although she is probably riddled with cancer, the Dems are desperately keeping Ginsburg in office so that Trump won’t get to choose her replacement. It may have worked.

    Mandatory retirement age for congresscritters wouldn’t be a bad idea, but good luck getting them to agree.

    I haven’t seen the data myself, but I seem to recall someone who had done a survey (Lott?) that congressional turnover diminished as the welfare state grew. As your elected representative become just looters trying to take gibs from the Federal Treasury, it pays to send more experienced looters to DC rather than sending neophytes who will have to get in line behind some other jurisdiction’s more senior looter.

    tl;dr: The answer to your question is that it pays better.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Almost Missouri

    John McCain

    John "Songbird" McInsane had a firm clutch on the "silver alert" vote in Phoenix and the rest of the state plus almost every cuckservative. His campaigns ran like a machine.

  103. @Almost Missouri
    @Ma Laoshi


    Why do you yanks (if indeed you are one) put up again with this gerontocracy of decomposing corpses, their trembling hands unsteadily but desperately clinging to the reins of power? See also Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain
     
    For the answer to that, you'd have to ask the CA 8th District (San Francisco) about why they vote for Pelosi. For Feinstein, ask California voters generally, and McCain's dead. Although she is probably riddled with cancer, the Dems are desperately keeping Ginsburg in office so that Trump won't get to choose her replacement. It may have worked.

    Mandatory retirement age for congresscritters wouldn't be a bad idea, but good luck getting them to agree.

    I haven't seen the data myself, but I seem to recall someone who had done a survey (Lott?) that congressional turnover diminished as the welfare state grew. As your elected representative become just looters trying to take gibs from the Federal Treasury, it pays to send more experienced looters to DC rather than sending neophytes who will have to get in line behind some other jurisdiction's more senior looter.

    tl;dr: The answer to your question is that it pays better.

    Replies: @anon

    John McCain

    John “Songbird” McInsane had a firm clutch on the “silver alert” vote in Phoenix and the rest of the state plus almost every cuckservative. His campaigns ran like a machine.

  104. @El Dato
    Extreme Africanization of London ongoing:

    Police barely able to manage "illegal block party". Gonna be a hot weekend, innit?

    https://youtu.be/boVtGTISWwM

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Jan

    The Female Enlistment Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.

  105. @Ma Laoshi
    @Anon

    Why do you yanks (if indeed you are one) put up again with this gerontocracy of decomposing corpses, their trembling hands unsteadily but desperately clinging to the reins of power? See also Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain before he was finally cleaned up, both presidential candidates of the Officially Allowed Parties, etc etc. Part of 'cancel culture' seems to be a younger generation trying to sweep all this dead wood away. It's called retirement; it's neither a new nor a difficult concept.

    It's one thing for the Empire in its twilight days to have its Andropov/Chernenko phase. It's quite another thing to, with the craziness of Trump against the craziness of BLM against the craziness of Adam Schiff, simultaneously have your Nero/Caligula phase. First results are not encouraging.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @fish

    It’s one thing for the Empire in its twilight days to have its Andropov/Chernenko phase. It’s quite another thing to, with the craziness of Trump against the craziness of BLM against the craziness of Adam Schiff, simultaneously have your Nero/Caligula phase. First results are not encouraging.

    America to Ma Laoshi…..hold my beer…..we still have 5 1/2 months to go in 2020!

  106. Dallas ambulance chaser wants fewer laws restricting violence, gets headline.

    What next, dentist hands out free bags of caramels to grade school kids to eat in bed at night?

  107. @El Dato
    The Black Zionist dream.

    Leader of radical black-only militia NFAC ‘believes in violence’ & wants a real-life Wakanda for every black person in America

    Past the headline, we read:

    “We are here to protect the black community, as that’s who is under attack. Nobody is protecting black children, men and women in America. What necessitated the creation of NFAC was the need to address a rising tide of police brutality, of racial brutality, of unfairness in the judicial system,” he said.

    “Most of us like me are ex-miliitary, we’re not young people on the block, we’re voters, we’re your responsible guys, we’re the guys with the good jobs.”

     


    He explained: “I want them to declare every black person who is a descendent of the Portuguese slave trade a political prisoner of the United States. And to sanction the United States to do one of two things. The first is give us our own land here, so we can go in, set up our own government and the whole nine yards.”

    ...

    “My other aim is for an exodus to Africa, to establish our destiny and build our own nation – and get a seat at the UN like everybody else. Forty-five million of us is a nation within a nation, so we can take ourselves to a place where two countries friendly to us are willing to carve out some land.

    That would be in Africa, as it's where we come from, where we have greater numbers, where resources are and I already have relationships with some of the rulers of those countries.

    Hypothetically, I want to get an area of about 100 miles on each side, declare it a sovereign zone and build an infrastructure.”

    The exodus would only include black people. The NFAC only allow black members, and Jay doesn’t feel this should be a shocking admission.

    “Every other entity has their own, we’re the only people on the planet who don’t,” he said.
     

    Right. Blacks are always victims.

    Not sure whether another COINTELPRO construct or real.

    Replies: @Random Smartaleck, @Almost Missouri

    I actually agree with this, provided he (and followers) give up their US citizenship and right of return.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Almost Missouri

    If white Americans agreed to financially support black residents of this ethnostate for the rest of their lives - on the condition that all blacks go there, that they and their descendants never leave and never bother whites again - it would be the bargain of a lifetime.

    Replies: @Random Smartaleck

  108. Neither Besos nor Biden can turn it off. The mini Red Guards are a broad elite rebellion from Amazon to the Joint Chiefs to White men. They want power and your stuff and you as a slave. Imagine the joy of the Joint Chiefs with a slave military they could use without care for casualties. Consider the happiness of Apple with a domestic slave labor force of high iq White men They could work to death. Imagine the status of anti fa as the only non slave White.

    Too many people with too much to gain to stop it. Can’t stop it.

  109. Jan says:
    @El Dato
    Extreme Africanization of London ongoing:

    Police barely able to manage "illegal block party". Gonna be a hot weekend, innit?

    https://youtu.be/boVtGTISWwM

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Jan

    The Met Police’s resources are spread far more thinly than the NYPD or any major US City PD. Its leadership lacks the will (and equipment) to deploy anything but Aunt Sally containment tactics.

    The moment the mob gets a taste for blood the cops on the front line are going to take one hell of a beating while Commissioner Cressida Dick wrings her hands.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Jan

    Has there ever been a more aptly named person than the lesbian police Commissioner Cressida Dick?

    NYT columnist Charles Blow currently leads the male side of the race.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/09/23/462E87BA00000578-0-image-a-11_1510269627486.jpg

    Replies: @bruce county

  110. @HammerJack
    Something else we need to outlaw...

    https://i.ibb.co/JQx3CJk/Capture-2020-07-18-07-07-58-2.png

    Replies: @Forbes, @Lurker, @Anon, @AceDeuce, @anon, @Inquiring Mind, @Gary in Gramercy, @AnotherDad

    Ahhhhrrrgggg! I need eye-bleach — stat!

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Inquiring Mind

    Here you go:

    http://www.eyebleach.me/

  111. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC:

    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.

    For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) bought an abandoned Lutheran church and is creating its third “Hof,” or gathering hall, joining others the group operates in California and North Carolina. Organizers said the hall is intended to serve believers throughout the Midwest.

    The move has come as a surprise to many in this town of 275 residents 115 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Word of the deal spread in the past week after the political blog Bluestem Prairie reported it. There’s been a lot of chatter about the sale on social media, said Brianna Watkins, who lives 4 miles outside town.

    “People don’t like what they’re hearing,” she said. “They’re calling them white supremacists.”

     


    “We believe that those activities and behaviors supportive of the white family should be encouraged while those activities and behaviors destructive of the white family are to be discouraged.”

    A Black man who sought to join the group wouldn’t be mistreated, Turnage said, but would be encouraged to look elsewhere for his beliefs.

    “We would certainly talk to him and try to suggest to him that his own ancestors would probably be the place to be,” Turnage said, noting that he and others had received a similar response in the past from Native Americans when they expressed interest in learning more about Native religious practices.

    But the AFA seeks to keep extreme views out of its organization, he added.

    “We don’t let everybody in,” Turnage said. “There are people we have excluded from membership because they have that rabid look in their eyes and they want to cause trouble for others. Those people are not our people.”

    Religious scholars who study pagan and heathen religions have identified the AFA as a racist fringe group, said Holli Emore, executive director of Cherry Hill Seminary in South Carolina, a seminary for pagan and Earth-based spiritualities.
     

    https://www.startribune.com/pro-white-religious-group-takes-root-in-small-minnesota-town/571802392/
     

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Mr McKenna, @Cloudbuster, @El Dato, @Inquiring Mind, @Anon

    Not just white supremacists but Norwegian supremacists, Swedes, Danes, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Brits and, gosh forbid, French may not apply?

    On the other hand, this is further evidence we should have been suspicious of President Trump encouraging migration from Norway. We don’t need any more Norwegians in St Paul, for sure.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Inquiring Mind


    We don’t need any more Norwegians in St Paul, for sure.
     
    The fellow who posted this link recently claimed here that "Trans women are women." We They don't need any more trannies in St Paul.


    As for Norskies, other than half-Norwegian Charles M Schulz (and his character Jose Peterson), they were never a big part of the city.

    I think the stained-glass sign on this SDA church on the East Side still reads "English Lutheran". No, they weren't English, their language of service was. Don't know if they were Scandinavian or German, though.

    https://i0.wp.com/spesda.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/IMG_0502.jpg

  112. Anonymous[148] • Disclaimer says:

    Give me your woke, your rich, your huddled masses yearning to shop for free

  113. @Almost Missouri
    @El Dato

    https://twitter.com/BringCanada/status/1282280335980601345

    I actually agree with this, provided he (and followers) give up their US citizenship and right of return.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    If white Americans agreed to financially support black residents of this ethnostate for the rest of their lives – on the condition that all blacks go there, that they and their descendants never leave and never bother whites again – it would be the bargain of a lifetime.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
    • Replies: @Random Smartaleck
    @Rob McX


    If white Americans agreed to financially support black residents of this ethnostate for the rest of their lives...
     
    Which is no doubt what it would take for the ethnostate to be even remotely functional.
  114. @Mr McKenna
    We presume you know about this?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495024-workers-protest-bezos-nyc-aoc/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @El Dato, @Patrick Boyle, @Dago Shoes, @Richard B

    From the articled linked:

    Dozens of immigrant workers have begun a joint 24-hour fast and sleep-out outside billionaire Jeff Bezos’ $16 million penthouse in Manhattan, to lobby New York authorities to tax the wealthy to help the pandemic-affected poor.
    High-profile Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is among those behind a campaign to push New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to further tax the mega-rich in the state and use the revenue generated to help workers in need of assistance during the pandemic.

    I call it Bezos Theatre.

    Produced by Bezos. Written and Directed by employees of Bezos Inc.

    All for the sole purpose of making sure the policies discussed won’t ever effect him.

    Woiuld anyone here be surprised by that, or put it past him?

  115. We are our ideas.

    When put into action those ideas produce consequences.

    They always produce consequences we never get around to responding to.

    Sometimes we can afford to ignore those consequences and sometimes we can’t.

    And if we can’t afford to ignore them, but do anyway, well then, we’ve got a problem.

    But, sometimes those actions produce a kind of result we can’t respond to at all.

    That’s exactly the situation the hostile elite are in right now.

    And not just the hostile elite.

    That’s why the best they’ll ever manage is a Pyrrhic Victory.

  116. Anon[312] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC:

    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.

    For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) bought an abandoned Lutheran church and is creating its third “Hof,” or gathering hall, joining others the group operates in California and North Carolina. Organizers said the hall is intended to serve believers throughout the Midwest.

    The move has come as a surprise to many in this town of 275 residents 115 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Word of the deal spread in the past week after the political blog Bluestem Prairie reported it. There’s been a lot of chatter about the sale on social media, said Brianna Watkins, who lives 4 miles outside town.

    “People don’t like what they’re hearing,” she said. “They’re calling them white supremacists.”

     


    “We believe that those activities and behaviors supportive of the white family should be encouraged while those activities and behaviors destructive of the white family are to be discouraged.”

    A Black man who sought to join the group wouldn’t be mistreated, Turnage said, but would be encouraged to look elsewhere for his beliefs.

    “We would certainly talk to him and try to suggest to him that his own ancestors would probably be the place to be,” Turnage said, noting that he and others had received a similar response in the past from Native Americans when they expressed interest in learning more about Native religious practices.

    But the AFA seeks to keep extreme views out of its organization, he added.

    “We don’t let everybody in,” Turnage said. “There are people we have excluded from membership because they have that rabid look in their eyes and they want to cause trouble for others. Those people are not our people.”

    Religious scholars who study pagan and heathen religions have identified the AFA as a racist fringe group, said Holli Emore, executive director of Cherry Hill Seminary in South Carolina, a seminary for pagan and Earth-based spiritualities.
     

    https://www.startribune.com/pro-white-religious-group-takes-root-in-small-minnesota-town/571802392/
     

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Mr McKenna, @Cloudbuster, @El Dato, @Inquiring Mind, @Anon

    MURDOCK, MINN. – A Nordic heritage group that religious scholars have identified as a white supremacist organization is sinking permanent roots into this Swift County town.

    (((Religious scholars)))

    What, religious academia hasn’t yet gotten around to the Tanakh, Talmud, and Zohar for the purpose of supremacy filtering and warnings?

    Or perhaps these scholars are merely anti-Asatru.

    An anti-defamation league seems to be in-order.

  117. @Jorge Videla
    idpol can't last much longer. it's become too ridiculous. it will end when whites become a minority a fartiori. without this intentional misdirection and distraction, bezos et al will be expropriated or there will be a military coup as has happened so many times in latin america on the orders of the US. a peaceful transition to a scandinavian type welfare state with a brazil type population may not happen, but bernie's politics or dictatorship are the future.

    Replies: @Richard B, @AnotherDad

    bernie’s politics or dictatorship are the future.

    Bernie’s politics or dictatorship have no future in a civlization more complex and unpredictable than ever before in history.

    Why?

    Because the end result is cultural impoverishment.

    And cultural impoverishment and successful social management don’t go together.

    Cultural impovrishment is tolerated in Latin America. True.

    But the acceptance of that cultural impoverishment is based on a relatively homogenous culture that’s been in place for 500 years. Even in racially diverse Brazil.

    It would be positively catastrophic in The USA.

    And violent.

    You think the violence now is bad?

  118. @Anon
    OT: Bubba Wallace got into another race car crash today. Someone posted this compilation of Wallace's crashes in 2019, and I'm surprised at how often he goes SPLAT. The guy is lousy at what he does. I counted at least three wipeouts by Wallace where he never even touched another car. He just couldn't handle a racecar at high speed. I bet the other racers hate the guy for being an inept moron in over his head on the track. Since this is just from 2019, it looks like Wallace crashes in every race he enters.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLi_BetX04A

    Replies: @bruce county

    He’s the black Danica Patrick.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @bruce county

    Wasn't Patrick a rank-and-file competitor? I don't recall her crashing cars or making a drama queen out of herself.

  119. @Jan
    @El Dato

    The Met Police's resources are spread far more thinly than the NYPD or any major US City PD. Its leadership lacks the will (and equipment) to deploy anything but Aunt Sally containment tactics.

    The moment the mob gets a taste for blood the cops on the front line are going to take one hell of a beating while Commissioner Cressida Dick wrings her hands.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Has there ever been a more aptly named person than the lesbian police Commissioner Cressida Dick?

    NYT columnist Charles Blow currently leads the male side of the race.

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Jim Don Bob

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=5xomArI4aJ0&feature=emb_logo

  120. @anon
    @HammerJack

    Another example displaying how obesity accelerates aging. She's not "taking care of her health", she's damaging it. But she is taking care of her self-importance and some kind of vanity, so she's got that going for her.

    One of the best exercises to lose weight is the "push-away". You push the plate away from yourself, push the chair away from the table, and just don't eat so much. Appetite suppressing drugs are a substitute for the push-away.

    But this pic would work very well too. Try looking at this while eating...

    Replies: @HammerJack

    That pic might work for the rest of us, but not for her. She thinks she’s beautiful.

  121. @Anon
    @HammerJack

    Dunham has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. It's one of these diseases that tends to crop up in inbred Jewish families. It's painful and it cuts your lifespan short. Median life expectancy is 48 years. Dunham is 34, so she's already lived most of that.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    What’s the name of the syndrome which causes you to think you should pose in a bikini like that and share it with the world? Contempt?

  122. Pale_Primate Retweeted:

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1284728666472275968

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1284735095748820992
    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1284741575436894208

  123. @El Dato
    @Mr McKenna

    It's another AOC populist low-energy, immediate-visibility effort that goes nowhere near the root of any actual problem. But that would mean serious change.

    And I would add it seems only visible on Twitter, to boot.


    The AOC-sponsored bill is aimed at taxing the unrealized capital gains of the state’s 119 billionaires to help make up for some of the state’s $13 billion budget shortfall and free up funds to help those most-impacted by the pandemic.

     

    Gains coming directly from money printing going into the Wall Street Casino I suppose, and there is no real wealth behind those at all.

    And what would happen next year when another 13 billion are needed?

    Replies: @HammerJack

    And what would happen next year when another 13 billion are needed?

    Tax on white people. More tax, I mean.

  124. @Mr McKenna
    How important are laws when the 'important' can ignore them? It's my misfortune to have true-believer, media-brainwashed friends and family. Every one of them firmly believes that it's 'settled science' that Trump was in bed with the Russians, who tilted the 2016 election in his favor and are doubtless trying to do it again this year.

    Not a one even believes in the existence of the 'Deep State' (it's just a right-wing conspiracy theory) never mind its ongoing war since before Day One of the current presidency. Not a big fan of Lindsey Graham but he seems to be doing some invaluable labor here. Time's running out if we want to bring any of these malefactors to account. Après nous, le déluge. Barring some kind of miracle.

    The FBI’s Dossier Deceit
    New evidence that the bureau knew the Russia info was phony in 2017. The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2020.

    The Justice Department’s release of documents from the Obama Administration’s 2016-17 Trump-Russia investigation is beginning to paint a picture, and the more we learn the worse the FBI looks.

    The latest evidence comes from Friday’s declassification via the Senate Judiciary Committee of the FBI’s interviews, over three days in January 2017, with the primary source for the infamous Steele dossier. The bureau used the dossier’s accusations as the basis for four warrants to surveil Trump aide Carter Page during the 2016 campaign and early months of the Trump Presidency. The 57 pages of notes from the source interviews make clear that the FBI knew the dossier was junk as early as January 2017.

    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz disclosed some of this in his December report on the FBI’s surveillance warrants, but the interview transcript adds more color—as in red for embarrassment.

    Former British spy Christopher Steele, whose dirt-digging was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign, based nearly all of his dossier allegations on information from one unidentified “primary subsource.” The FBI didn’t corroborate the Steele dossier’s claims prior to its first application to surveil Mr. Page in October 2016, and it didn’t get around to interviewing the source until nearly four months later.

    When agents finally got around to it, the source made clear that there was no factual basis to the dossier’s claims. The source noted he had mainly provided business intelligence to Mr. Steele, so he was “uncomfortable” when Mr. Steele in March 2016 asked him to investigate Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and later Donald Trump. The source said his friends and contacts were “too far removed” from these matters, but that he “felt like he had to report something back to Steele.”

    The source’s attorney insists the source didn’t have a “network” so much as a “social circle.” The source didn’t take notes, and he couldn’t remember which information came from whom. He acknowledged that he even passed along information derived from a telephone call from an anonymous “Russian male” who “never identified himself.”

    The source said he warned Mr. Steele that his info was “rumor and speculation.” The FBI interviewer writes: “Steele pushed [the source] to try and either follow-up with people or corroborate the reporting but [the source] wasn’t able to do so.”

    Friday’s disclosure also includes a February 2017 document in which leading FBI investigator Peter Strzok acknowledges the dossier is a bust, and that the FBI still had no evidence of any wrongdoing. The New York Times on Feb. 14, 2017 published a story with this headline: “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.”

    Mr. Strzok wrote an internal FBI analysis highlighting the story’s numerous inaccuracies, explaining “we are unaware of ANY Trump advisors engaging in conversations with Russian intelligence officials.” He also acknowledges: “Recent interviews” reveal “Steele may not be in a position to judge the reliability of his subsource network.”

    The FBI interview with Mr. Steele’s source should have put an end to the surveillance and broader investigation. Instead, the FBI continued to tout Mr. Steele as a reliable source as it renewed its requests for surveillance warrants. Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe expanded the investigation to include the President, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel.

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham gets credit for this declassification, and in an interview Friday he told us his next step will be “to go from the bottom of the pyramid to the top and find out just how many people were informed” about the source interview. “Those who knew about this exculpatory information, or should have known, and yet who continued—they are in legal jeopardy,” Mr. Graham said.

    Democrats and the press corps that touted the phony Steele dossier will say this is a pursuit of a conspiracy theory, but it’s not a theory. The more evidence that is made public, the clearer it becomes that the Steele dossier and collusion narrative were dirty political tricks that became abuses of power.

     

    Replies: @tyrone, @Alfa158, @JerseyJeffersonian

    WSJ is late to the game. Poster Sundance over at The Conservative Treehouse has been doing yeoman work on the interlocking comspiracies against the Republic for some time.

  125. @HammerJack
    Something else we need to outlaw...

    https://i.ibb.co/JQx3CJk/Capture-2020-07-18-07-07-58-2.png

    Replies: @Forbes, @Lurker, @Anon, @AceDeuce, @anon, @Inquiring Mind, @Gary in Gramercy, @AnotherDad

    This must be the first — and only — time — Lena Dunham has ever been mentioned within ten words of Emily Ratajkowski.

  126. @Jorge Videla
    idpol can't last much longer. it's become too ridiculous. it will end when whites become a minority a fartiori. without this intentional misdirection and distraction, bezos et al will be expropriated or there will be a military coup as has happened so many times in latin america on the orders of the US. a peaceful transition to a scandinavian type welfare state with a brazil type population may not happen, but bernie's politics or dictatorship are the future.

    Replies: @Richard B, @AnotherDad

    These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color.

    Any requirement of civilization
    — pay your bills
    — wear proper clothing
    — have a drivers license
    — look both ways
    — do your homework
    — keep your nose clean
    — don’t abuse drugs
    — take a shower
    — watch your weight
    — don’t mutilate yourself
    — stay in school
    — obey the police when stopped
    — arrive on time
    — don’t spend more than you earn
    — support your children

    is going to “fall hardest” on the least competent groups in society. In our case, notably, blacks.

    If you’re going to chuck all the rules of civilized life just because some groups–blacks–are considerably less competent at them … you can kiss civilization goodbye.

    As with much else we need conservative politicians who can stand up and clearly and forcefully articulate such obvious truths–stand firmly for civilization.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @AnotherDad


    — pay your bills
    — look both ways
    — keep your nose clean
    — don’t abuse drugs
    — watch your weight
    — don’t mutilate yourself
    — obey the police when stopped
    — arrive on time
    — don’t spend more than you earn
    — support your children

     

    Unfortunately, "civilization" is now defined as being able to avoid the consequences of not doing these things. In general, a more primitive society can't afford to bail you out if you screw up.
  127. @HammerJack
    Something else we need to outlaw...

    https://i.ibb.co/JQx3CJk/Capture-2020-07-18-07-07-58-2.png

    Replies: @Forbes, @Lurker, @Anon, @AceDeuce, @anon, @Inquiring Mind, @Gary in Gramercy, @AnotherDad

    Hammer–if that needed to be posted, it should have been under a “More” tag with a content warning.

    Steve, this is a post you could have–should have–blocked.

  128. @Jim Don Bob
    @Jan

    Has there ever been a more aptly named person than the lesbian police Commissioner Cressida Dick?

    NYT columnist Charles Blow currently leads the male side of the race.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/09/23/462E87BA00000578-0-image-a-11_1510269627486.jpg

    Replies: @bruce county

  129. @Buck Ransom
    @Anon

    It should be quite interesting if President Trump nominates a new Supreme Court Justice right after Labor Day. I wonder if he has patched things up yet with Ann Coulter.
    Hmm, how would Queen Ann vote on scrapping America's anti-riot laws?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hibernian

    He couldn’t get anyone that’s any good, probably anyone at all, confirmed before January. He makes the appointment if he’s reelected, and then there’ll be a fight that will dwarf the Kavanaugh hearings in intensity, if you can imagine that.

  130. @Anonymous
    E. Michael Jones writes that the left became attracted “to the Negro” in the 50’s for obvious reasons:

    “While hitchhiking across the country in 1947, [Jack] Kerouac arrived in Denver and described for posterity the attraction of the Negro held for the Bohemian left:

    ‘At lilac evening I walked with every muscle aching among the lights of 27th and Welton in the Denver colored section, wishing I were a Negro, feeling that the best the white world had offered was not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night.’

    What liberal culture wanted from the Negro was what Kerouac was to describe in the same book as "Spade kicks," i.e. sex unfettered by marriage vows and the burdens of raising children, jazz, and intoxication. What liberal culture got was social decay and the destruction of virtually all of America's major cities. The attraction of the Negro as the paradigm of sexual liberation was reaching its peak in the late '50s following in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education and the civil rights movement it spawned...”

    E. Michael Jones, John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution (Southbend, IN: Fidelity Press), p. 73

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @YetAnotherAnon, @Forbes, @AceDeuce

    Ironically, Kerouac got the living sht beaten out of him by a gang of kneegarows in a black bar near his final home in St. Petersburg, Fl.. This was about six weeks before his death, and several Kerouac experts believe that the beating was the catalyst that led to his death.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @AceDeuce

    and several Kerouac experts believe that the beating was the catalyst that led to his death.

    There have been since 1954 at least three instances of what killed Jack Kerouac among my 1st and 2d degree relatives (one of which was fatal). You don't need to be beaten for that to take you out. You just need to drink yourself stupid for 30 years.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  131. @AnotherDad
    @Jorge Videla


    These unjust arrests, as with all arrests, fall hardest on people of color.
     
    Any requirement of civilization
    -- pay your bills
    -- wear proper clothing
    -- have a drivers license
    -- look both ways
    -- do your homework
    -- keep your nose clean
    -- don't abuse drugs
    -- take a shower
    -- watch your weight
    -- don't mutilate yourself
    -- stay in school
    -- obey the police when stopped
    -- arrive on time
    -- don't spend more than you earn
    -- support your children
    ...

    is going to "fall hardest" on the least competent groups in society. In our case, notably, blacks.

    If you're going to chuck all the rules of civilized life just because some groups--blacks--are considerably less competent at them ... you can kiss civilization goodbye.

    As with much else we need conservative politicians who can stand up and clearly and forcefully articulate such obvious truths--stand firmly for civilization.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    — pay your bills
    — look both ways
    — keep your nose clean
    — don’t abuse drugs
    — watch your weight
    — don’t mutilate yourself
    — obey the police when stopped
    — arrive on time
    — don’t spend more than you earn
    — support your children

    Unfortunately, “civilization” is now defined as being able to avoid the consequences of not doing these things. In general, a more primitive society can’t afford to bail you out if you screw up.

  132. @Rob McX
    @Almost Missouri

    If white Americans agreed to financially support black residents of this ethnostate for the rest of their lives - on the condition that all blacks go there, that they and their descendants never leave and never bother whites again - it would be the bargain of a lifetime.

    Replies: @Random Smartaleck

    If white Americans agreed to financially support black residents of this ethnostate for the rest of their lives…

    Which is no doubt what it would take for the ethnostate to be even remotely functional.

  133. “So, will their be a Thermidor in November if Biden wins?”

    No, there will be a reckoning.

    “Or are the rich old guys who have been underwriting the madness going to find that events have slipped out of their grasp?”

    Another false premise on your part.

    Perhaps you should be NOTICING what is happening here. I thought you were about law and order, Mr. Sailer…

    https://www.opb.org/news/article/us-attorney-oregon-investigation-portland-protester-arrests/

    https://t.co/QXEBwqx6Ly?amp=1

    • Replies: @anon
    @Corvinus

    No, there will be a reckoning.

    Oh, my goodness!

    Promoting violence now, Coronavinus? Well, that would fit in with your well known desire for vandalism and destruction of public property. But how does it fit in with your alleged "Married white Christian with 2.1 children" story? Shouldn't you keep your fictions consistent with each other?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Anon
    @Corvinus

    A reckoning how? For whom?

    Its your side that tried to overturn an election and destroyed this nation's social fabric in the process, utilizing using a conspiracy theory, impeached a president to protect your candidate from a corruption investigation, and looted and burned America's cities.

    The most vehement support for a reckoning is in the other direction.

    Antifa terrorists deserve what they get and deserve to be stopped. Doing so is enforcing law and order, which is obvious given antifa's public rhetoric. They won't be allowed to terrorize the country under the guise of protection of "law and order".

    Replies: @Corvinus

  134. @DextersLabRat
    In that video, at around 0:40 a white woman has her purse grabbed by a black man and falls to the ground. Immediately after, a black girl grabs her phone that she dropped seconds before.

    Never relax!

    Also, Steve, my gut tells me Bezos thinks he's insulated from all this and maybe he's right. His ultimate goal is to make Amazon the #1 store for everything globally. What's a couple looted vans in the face of that.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @V. K. Ovelund

    [Jeff Bezos’] ultimate goal is to make Amazon the #1 store for everything globally.

    It has been years since I bought from Amazon.

    I do not hate Jeff Bezos but he’s no Sam Walton. If I buy from Amazon, I help Bezos to dominate retail. Helping Bezos to dominate retail is more than I can stomach.

    Sam Walton’s stores displayed the American flag prominently in good repair (back when such a display meant something). Smiling seniors warded Walmart’s doors in blue vests. Walton at least tried to appear to understand us. Amazon was never that way.

    Amazon is a remarkable service but I will not use it.

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @V. K. Ovelund

    Well, all those governors of either party - plus Trump himself - helped ensure Bezos would be the only merchant socking away enough Covid-gelt to qualify as his own nation-state, let alone bankroll every Marx-quoting local candidate Soros can't get around to.... with enough left over to guarantee that the WaPo will be publishing their lies, distortion and antiwhite propaganda long after the NYT comes crashing to Earth.

    If the poohbahs of Conservatism Inc weren't being extra-careful to make sure their principled squeaks of protest couldn't possibly be construed as racism, you can bet they'd be beating the drum to have Amazon squeezed extra hard by the IRS. With brushes, of course.

  135. anon[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    "So, will their be a Thermidor in November if Biden wins?"

    No, there will be a reckoning.

    "Or are the rich old guys who have been underwriting the madness going to find that events have slipped out of their grasp?"

    Another false premise on your part.

    Perhaps you should be NOTICING what is happening here. I thought you were about law and order, Mr. Sailer...

    https://www.opb.org/news/article/us-attorney-oregon-investigation-portland-protester-arrests/

    https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1284337917981274115

    https://t.co/QXEBwqx6Ly?amp=1

    https://twitter.com/ByMikeBaker/status/1284601923128025088

    Replies: @anon, @Anon

    No, there will be a reckoning.

    Oh, my goodness!

    Promoting violence now, Coronavinus? Well, that would fit in with your well known desire for vandalism and destruction of public property. But how does it fit in with your alleged “Married white Christian with 2.1 children” story? Shouldn’t you keep your fictions consistent with each other?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @anon

    "Promoting violence now"

    You must be taking iSteve's false premise course. Run along to the group, child. Milk and graham crackers will be served.

    Replies: @anon

  136. Anon[207] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    "So, will their be a Thermidor in November if Biden wins?"

    No, there will be a reckoning.

    "Or are the rich old guys who have been underwriting the madness going to find that events have slipped out of their grasp?"

    Another false premise on your part.

    Perhaps you should be NOTICING what is happening here. I thought you were about law and order, Mr. Sailer...

    https://www.opb.org/news/article/us-attorney-oregon-investigation-portland-protester-arrests/

    https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1284337917981274115

    https://t.co/QXEBwqx6Ly?amp=1

    https://twitter.com/ByMikeBaker/status/1284601923128025088

    Replies: @anon, @Anon

    A reckoning how? For whom?

    Its your side that tried to overturn an election and destroyed this nation’s social fabric in the process, utilizing using a conspiracy theory, impeached a president to protect your candidate from a corruption investigation, and looted and burned America’s cities.

    The most vehement support for a reckoning is in the other direction.

    Antifa terrorists deserve what they get and deserve to be stopped. Doing so is enforcing law and order, which is obvious given antifa’s public rhetoric. They won’t be allowed to terrorize the country under the guise of protection of “law and order”.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Anon

    "A reckoning how? For whom?"

    For those who voted to reelect Trump or for those who voted in Biden.

    "Its your side that tried to overturn an election..."

    No one did that.

    "The most vehement support for a reckoning is in the other direction."

    Toward liars, right?

    "Antifa terrorists deserve what they get and deserve to be stopped".

    Absolutely. But not all or even most or even the majority of protestors are aligned with Antifa.

  137. @anon
    @Corvinus

    No, there will be a reckoning.

    Oh, my goodness!

    Promoting violence now, Coronavinus? Well, that would fit in with your well known desire for vandalism and destruction of public property. But how does it fit in with your alleged "Married white Christian with 2.1 children" story? Shouldn't you keep your fictions consistent with each other?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Promoting violence now”

    You must be taking iSteve’s false premise course. Run along to the group, child. Milk and graham crackers will be served.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Corvinus

    You must be disappointing your employers, aren't you supposed to hold back on the "reckoning" chatter until a bit later? Perhaps in October? It just won't do to make the intentions known too soon, will it?

    Now, how about your well known desire for vandalism and destruction of public property, where does that fit in with your "Married white Christian" story, again? Lack of consistency could be problematic for you.

    Given that you are paid to comment here, either by the word or by the post, shouldn't you be a bit more adept by now at this business?

    Replies: @Corvinus

  138. @V. K. Ovelund
    @DextersLabRat


    [Jeff Bezos'] ultimate goal is to make Amazon the #1 store for everything globally.
     
    It has been years since I bought from Amazon.

    I do not hate Jeff Bezos but he's no Sam Walton. If I buy from Amazon, I help Bezos to dominate retail. Helping Bezos to dominate retail is more than I can stomach.

    Sam Walton's stores displayed the American flag prominently in good repair (back when such a display meant something). Smiling seniors warded Walmart's doors in blue vests. Walton at least tried to appear to understand us. Amazon was never that way.

    Amazon is a remarkable service but I will not use it.

    Replies: @Ragno

    Well, all those governors of either party – plus Trump himself – helped ensure Bezos would be the only merchant socking away enough Covid-gelt to qualify as his own nation-state, let alone bankroll every Marx-quoting local candidate Soros can’t get around to…. with enough left over to guarantee that the WaPo will be publishing their lies, distortion and antiwhite propaganda long after the NYT comes crashing to Earth.

    If the poohbahs of Conservatism Inc weren’t being extra-careful to make sure their principled squeaks of protest couldn’t possibly be construed as racism, you can bet they’d be beating the drum to have Amazon squeezed extra hard by the IRS. With brushes, of course.

  139. @Inquiring Mind
    @Jack Armstrong

    Not just white supremacists but Norwegian supremacists, Swedes, Danes, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Brits and, gosh forbid, French may not apply?

    On the other hand, this is further evidence we should have been suspicious of President Trump encouraging migration from Norway. We don't need any more Norwegians in St Paul, for sure.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    We don’t need any more Norwegians in St Paul, for sure.

    The fellow who posted this link recently claimed here that “Trans women are women.” We They don’t need any more trannies in St Paul.

    As for Norskies, other than half-Norwegian Charles M Schulz (and his character Jose Peterson), they were never a big part of the city.

    I think the stained-glass sign on this SDA church on the East Side still reads “English Lutheran”. No, they weren’t English, their language of service was. Don’t know if they were Scandinavian or German, though.

  140. Come November 5th, they’ll organize a few conference calls and turn off the juice on the insanity and get back to normal. Bezos and Gates, for example, have their main homes in Seattle, and they can’t have been wholly happy about CHAZ/CHOP.

    They didn’t buy those bug-out aeries carved into the sides of European mountains, or those verdant New Zealand demi-paradises defended by their own private air force, just for the odd vacation getaway with the store-buught wife and kids, y’know.

    They’re so in case events should slip out of their grasp, they can safely monitor the bloodbath until such time as the GOP can regain territorial control for them. (Yup, the GOP – the Dems are no good at anything that doesn’t involve ceding territory, usually while yelping “please don’t hurt me!” But the Republicans are so damned good at servicing their donors and betraying their rank-and-file, that the rank-and-file sort of expects it by now. Plus Bezos would offer them Amazon vouchers to say the n-word as a spif*, and who could pass that up?)

    *spif: look it up! You’re already on the Internet, ain’t ya?

  141. With Trump as president, rioters are peaceful protestors. When Biden/Whoever is president, they’ll be counter-revolutionary bandits, and they’ll be ruthlessly suppressed.

  142. anon[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    @anon

    "Promoting violence now"

    You must be taking iSteve's false premise course. Run along to the group, child. Milk and graham crackers will be served.

    Replies: @anon

    You must be disappointing your employers, aren’t you supposed to hold back on the “reckoning” chatter until a bit later? Perhaps in October? It just won’t do to make the intentions known too soon, will it?

    Now, how about your well known desire for vandalism and destruction of public property, where does that fit in with your “Married white Christian” story, again? Lack of consistency could be problematic for you.

    Given that you are paid to comment here, either by the word or by the post, shouldn’t you be a bit more adept by now at this business?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @anon

    "You must be disappointing your employers..."

    And who would that be? Jews? The Deep State? George Soros?

    "Now, how about your well known desire for vandalism and destruction of public property..."

    That would be Fake News on your part.

    "Given that you are paid to comment here..."

    So I imagine that you are able to provide receipts from my "employer" along with my signature as evidence?

  143. C’mon, those shoppers needed groceries because they were unemployed and couldn’t pay their rent.

  144. @Anonymous
    I think as more black people on the ground begin concluding that their Jewish supporters are using them as political pawns to the political and social detriment of blacks, they might make the strategic decision to issue traditional Jewish pogroms with a modern twist, while obfuscating their intent by simply raiding every amazon delivery truck they see: "we're not raiding a powerful Jew who is working to destroy us, we’re just grabbing cool stuff!" This allows them to attack a Jewish leader financially, without the political blowback normally attached to financially attacking powerful Jews.

    That’s what I think they would do if they were well informed, organized, and politically clever. Just attack and unload every amazon truck possible. Follow the trucks out of the loading docks, force them to pull over, and do the job.

    Los Angeles blacks should identify all that twine wrapped around telephone poles in Jewish neighborhoods, and rip them down. Then declare that the millions the city taxpayers pay for their upkeep is a violation of the separation between church and state, and demand that money be reapplied towards upgrading urban schools.

    I wish I were King of the Blacks. I’d get America hopping like never before, and get results that lasted.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    I think as more black people on the ground begin concluding that their Jewish supporters are using them as political pawns to the political and social detriment of blacks, they might make the strategic decision…

    Well, so far several dozen have come to this realization, so you only have 40 million left to go. They’re watching TV by the way.

  145. @MEH 0910
    Pale_Primate Retweeted:
    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1284507209519554561

    Replies: @MEH 0910


    [MORE]

  146. @bruce county
    @Anon

    He's the black Danica Patrick.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Wasn’t Patrick a rank-and-file competitor? I don’t recall her crashing cars or making a drama queen out of herself.

  147. @AceDeuce
    @Anonymous

    Ironically, Kerouac got the living sht beaten out of him by a gang of kneegarows in a black bar near his final home in St. Petersburg, Fl.. This was about six weeks before his death, and several Kerouac experts believe that the beating was the catalyst that led to his death.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    and several Kerouac experts believe that the beating was the catalyst that led to his death.

    There have been since 1954 at least three instances of what killed Jack Kerouac among my 1st and 2d degree relatives (one of which was fatal). You don’t need to be beaten for that to take you out. You just need to drink yourself stupid for 30 years.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Art Deco

    Uh, what are you talking about? What do your relatives, or 1954, for that matter, have to do with Kerouac, who died in 1969?

    Replies: @Art Deco

  148. @Art Deco
    @AceDeuce

    and several Kerouac experts believe that the beating was the catalyst that led to his death.

    There have been since 1954 at least three instances of what killed Jack Kerouac among my 1st and 2d degree relatives (one of which was fatal). You don't need to be beaten for that to take you out. You just need to drink yourself stupid for 30 years.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Uh, what are you talking about? What do your relatives, or 1954, for that matter, have to do with Kerouac, who died in 1969?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @AceDeuce

    Your 'experts' are pulling your leg.

  149. @Anon
    @Corvinus

    A reckoning how? For whom?

    Its your side that tried to overturn an election and destroyed this nation's social fabric in the process, utilizing using a conspiracy theory, impeached a president to protect your candidate from a corruption investigation, and looted and burned America's cities.

    The most vehement support for a reckoning is in the other direction.

    Antifa terrorists deserve what they get and deserve to be stopped. Doing so is enforcing law and order, which is obvious given antifa's public rhetoric. They won't be allowed to terrorize the country under the guise of protection of "law and order".

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “A reckoning how? For whom?”

    For those who voted to reelect Trump or for those who voted in Biden.

    “Its your side that tried to overturn an election…”

    No one did that.

    “The most vehement support for a reckoning is in the other direction.”

    Toward liars, right?

    “Antifa terrorists deserve what they get and deserve to be stopped”.

    Absolutely. But not all or even most or even the majority of protestors are aligned with Antifa.

  150. @anon
    @Corvinus

    You must be disappointing your employers, aren't you supposed to hold back on the "reckoning" chatter until a bit later? Perhaps in October? It just won't do to make the intentions known too soon, will it?

    Now, how about your well known desire for vandalism and destruction of public property, where does that fit in with your "Married white Christian" story, again? Lack of consistency could be problematic for you.

    Given that you are paid to comment here, either by the word or by the post, shouldn't you be a bit more adept by now at this business?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “You must be disappointing your employers…”

    And who would that be? Jews? The Deep State? George Soros?

    “Now, how about your well known desire for vandalism and destruction of public property…”

    That would be Fake News on your part.

    “Given that you are paid to comment here…”

    So I imagine that you are able to provide receipts from my “employer” along with my signature as evidence?

  151. @Inquiring Mind
    @HammerJack

    Ahhhhrrrgggg! I need eye-bleach -- stat!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

  152. @AceDeuce
    @Art Deco

    Uh, what are you talking about? What do your relatives, or 1954, for that matter, have to do with Kerouac, who died in 1969?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Your ‘experts’ are pulling your leg.

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