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Hungry? You will be. Remember these way-off-the-grid methods. There may well be a test. And it won’t be no Boy Scout Jamboree or Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

Don Surber: Media got Ukraine wrong Zelensky is so good at self-promotion, he could have given Michael Avenatti lessons. But as a war leader, he is a Biden.  Business Insider reported, “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine is losing up to 100 soldiers a day during Russia’s invasion of the country.” The story also said, “U.S. intelligence estimated that by mid-April between 5,500 and 11,000 Ukrainian troops had been killed. Thousands of civilians have died, according to United Nations.” That’s up to four times the 2,448 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 20 years.

10 second stopwatch: Try to match it.

Listen to the Bee Gees and improve your brain power –

Immigrants Are the Dynamite:   

Kingdom of Normalcy “Nowhere else to go,” he said. There were certainly other places to go in America, but my new Floridian friend had made a point: to a certain type of American, it feels like Florida is the last place to go. That statement was true in March of 2021 and it’s even truer today.

“Music is by no means like the other arts, namely a copy of the Ideas, but a copy of the will itself, the objectivity of which are the Ideas.

HSBC suspends banker over climate change comments | “Who cares if Miami is six metres underwater in 100 years?” asked Stuart Kirk, head of responsible investing at HSBC Asset Management, during an FT conference last week. Climate change, he declared, was simply “not a financial risk that we need to worry about”. The argument jarred so much with the public positions that HSBC and other banks have adopted that Kirk was quickly suspended.

The DiploMad 2.0: Again, On Red Flags Get the criminals off the streets; reestablish respect for our laws, including immigration laws, and crime and violence will decline quickly. Twenty-one to buy a rifle? OK, then twenty-one to vote, to drive a car, ride a motorcycle, get married, sign a contract, etc. Enough with fake “common sense” gun control. It’s a sham and any Republican for it, should be booted. The second amendment has all the gun control we need.

Interesting Questions to the Reference Section of the New York Public Library – 1944 to 1979 

Different Kinds of BS キ  There are three important facts about bullshit: It’s everywhere, it’s influential, and it’s dangerous.

My primary motivation now is the same one I had in my delighted days: to connect with my readers. To give them something. With this difficult work, especially the personal writing, my goal is to create a mirror in which people see themselves and say It’s not just me. I’m not alone. There could be a path through this. Maybe I’ll be all right.

One Cosmos: The News about the News What is this Narrative, and how did it get here? What accounts for its truly insane content and dogged persistence? Because it very much reminds me of the psychological projections of a religious cult that serve as a simpleminded interpretive key for all of reality, while simultaneously shielding the projectors who co-create it from anything that might challenge it. 

Putin Plots to Win Game of Chicken with EU over Oil and Gas Sanctions What the Russians did was genius, I hate to say it,” Jack Bouroudjian, a former president of Commerce Bank in Chicago, who is currently the chairman of Global Smart Commodity Group, told Forbes. “It forces people to go to the Russian central bank and pay gold to get rubles to make the [oil and natural gas] transactions.” On May 26, 2022, the Wall Street Journal reported that the ruble has risen 16 percent against the dollar in 2022 and is up nearly 150 percent since it hit bottom immediately after Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February.

Raconteur Report: How It Is, And Where It’s Headed — 8) At current course and speed, it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing open Commitees Of Vigilance, or else onesy-twosey incidents of The Three esSes (Shoot-Shovel-Shut Up) to become commonplace among the homeless/mentally ill/alcoholic/druggie/convicts on the loose. And we’re talking when, not if. After a month or two, they’ll start skipping the “shovel” part too. Mark my words.

9) TPTB will talk a good game, but the push to track down the culprits will be about as enthusiastic as going after the johns serviced by Epstein and Maxwell on Lolita Island. They’ll toss the wretches into paupers’ graves, throw the cold case files into some file cabinet in some endless warehouse next to the Ark of the Covenant, and that will be that. It’s how California, and a good bit of the rest of the country, cleaned house 100 years ago. Some ideas never go out of style.

10) The alternative will be a “Three Strikes And Yer Out!” rule for getting placed on a psych hold.

After the third time you’re caught running naked down the freeway and throwing rocks off the overpass because you’re off your meds, you will be deposited on Shutter Island, and never allowed to return. You can run around naked, chase butterflies, jump off cliffs, eat dirt, pound your head with a rock, whatever. But your civilization privileges will be permanently revoked.

U.S. Officials Admit They Have Lied About Ukraine Success and Russian Failures Habeck also forgets the first rule of crisis management–when you are in a hole, stop digging. He made this even more outlandish claim: Moscow had lost access to parts crucial to its ability to fight the war, . . . such as “security updates for airplanes, with the result that the planes will soon be grounded”. He apparently did not get the briefing, widely available in the public domain, that Russia builds it own planes, rockets, space ships and tanks. Putin did not outsource critical industry to China or Mexico. Reality will remind the United States and its crazy European allies that Russia is the only superpower with a self-sufficient economy. The economy of Russia is not dependent on having a Russian version of Rodeo Drive filled with overpriced baubles.

James Howard Kunstler: Swamp gas  All of this pales beside the exorbitant sense of futility that We-the-Not-Insane have been subjected to in an additional cavalcade of abuse from our government since RussiaGate, namely, the colossal insults and mind-fuckeries of the Covid-19 operation. And now we’re forced to stand by and witness the deliberate demolition of America’s economy by an obviously incompetent and suspiciously installed regime behind the figurehead known as “President Joe Biden.” This is sure to end worse than not well.

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  • ThisIsNotNutella June 6, 2022, 6:46 PM

    Faggotry, Incest, Collector of Prepuces laying down a righteous Katyusha Barrage all encompassed in one image. Salty!

    Anything for a Quiet Life.

  • Princess Cutekitten June 6, 2022, 8:12 PM

    I don’t know about bedbugs, but there’s an excellent (except for the silly ending) novel about cockroaches: The Cockroaches Of Stay More, by Donald Harington. It’s only the last few pages that are terrible. Just close the book after the hero and heroine are rescued from the toilet—they do live happily ever after.

  • ThisIsNotNutella June 6, 2022, 8:27 PM

    There’s a comedy movie (Joe’s Apartment) I watched where cockroaches emerge from some guy’s toilet and perform a Busby Berkley routine. It’s as good as you can imagine.

    All part of the service:

  • ThisIsNotNutella June 6, 2022, 8:32 PM

    From the list of books which don’t exist but should:

    Confessions of American Copeium Tweeter by Jor-El Griller Rubyridge.

  • ThisIsNotNutella June 6, 2022, 8:36 PM

    How could I have forgotten Archy and Mehitabel?! Now there was a cockroach could write well.


    toujours gai!

    Our collective epitaph.


  • Navin R Johnson June 6, 2022, 8:54 PM

    Got a head start on the famine diet and it isn’t so bad.
    The fire in the belly is the key.
    Sad that humans can’t learn from history and we will have to pay a high price but hey we’re all in this together in muh precious democracy.
    Your appetites and comfort aren’t the focal points of existence and that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

  • Mike Austin June 7, 2022, 1:03 AM

    Grass is green, The sky is blue. The wind blows. The US government lies. I know: shocking, yes?

    So unnamed “US officials” are now admitting that they lied about Ukraine “successes” and Russian “failures”. You mean that “the Ghost of Kiev” was a lie? You mean there was no Thermopylae-like heroic last stand by the Ukrainians on Snake Island? You mean that Russia is not running out of tanks? You mean that Russian soldiers are not deserting and dying in droves?

    My poor heart can scarcely bear the pain!

    I could go on—and on and on and on. But really, what would be the point? How to describe someone who so willingly and so easily and so hungrily slurped up the sewage fed to them by the US regime and its rancid, boot-lick media about this Ukraine war? My Thesaurus would really like to know.

    How does a man who actually believed all that nonsense get his credibility back? The same way a virgin who had sex gets her virginity back.

  • KCK June 7, 2022, 4:32 AM

    I note that Russia, in its infinite wisdom and grace, called out Ukraine and also NATO for wanting to forward position long range missiles. The next day, they fired LR missiles from the Caspian Sea area to Kiev. But that’s probably nothing.

    We all know, deep down, the reason Ukraine is getting raped. She wore lipstick, after all. The huge numbers of deaths there, and the ruination of her economy and cities is…her own fault. Ba-duMM TisH. Rimshot.

    Here’s a stat. The 20% of Ukrainian territory that Russia holds includes the larger parts Russia seized in 2014. Which, I suppose, was fair. I mean, after all, that was acceptable to the West.

    You don’t fire, then fire more, then fire some more, and then some more, generals when the plan is working. The dead generals (the name of a new punk band in St Petes?) have been explained by the lack of command depth in the Russian army.

    Food crisis. It may transpire, or it may not. I have this weird feeling that it’s being flagged so well by the press and politicians, that it is either gaslight, or prepping the information battlespace for a hard government over reach. Will the West commence a naval war in the Black Sea in order to bring out Ukrainian grain, all the while suppressing our own farmers and oil and transportation? I hope not.

    A word to the wise. Wars are won by obtaining decisions aligning with your objectives. Absent that, stop bullshitting me about this many lost lives, the hospitals bombed on purpose, the paltry ring of ground taken, the moral superiority of some non-western state (as if logic dictates: we bad/they good). No, I don’t like Biden’s non-leadership of the West. NATO is an empty suit: agreed. But, as Russia both takes and loses ground in the see-saw battle in the East, my money is on the square that says: Russia runs out of momentum and “gas,” and declares some sort of victory while actually being pushed back to her own borders in many places. No puppet-state conclusion, no running the show in Kiev, no co-opting of NATO and non-NATO border states, and one hell of an ugly black eye: this is what Russia gets. After the war? Russia is rather an empty threat. Perhaps with nukes, and perhaps not.

  • james wilson June 7, 2022, 12:53 PM

    Russia’s future is brighter than it was a year ago, decoupled from the dollar and making other arrangements for it’s exports. Europe’s is in next winters crosshairs of energy and food shortages, add inflation and freeloading but freezing African and Muslim populations, mix . That may be a good and necessary conflagration if it ends “democratic” politics.

    • ghostsniper June 7, 2022, 1:04 PM

      I’d say the US is running side by side with europe in that race to the bottom. I wonder if it’s possible for an american to purchase a piece of land in rural Russia? As the bottom comes flying up to the top it’s wise to keep your options open, drag a life boat along just in case you have to abandon ship. How far can the US sink? All the way under until everyone is gasping for breath.

    • KCK June 7, 2022, 6:23 PM

      Yawn. Russia is a little over 3 times the size of Texas, population-wise. Its economy is well below that of Texas, in GDP and in GDP per capita.

      Next slide.

  • Arty June 7, 2022, 12:57 PM

    It’s posts like this that keep me coming back here. Thanks Gerard.