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Open thread 10/30/23

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  • ghostsniper October 30, 2023, 8:06 AM

    Tonka Wakon

    “Western Civ, weakened, broke, and mind-fucked, now faces a fast-unifying multi-nation Jihad that looks more and more like World War Three. The pressure is on for Israel to re-think its furious response to the savage attacks of October 7. Yet, the threat to its survival has never been so stark. There is little appetite for the US to get involved, though reports out of the war fog indicate that there might be as many as 5,000 US soldiers already inserted into the Gaza campaign alongside IDF soldiers. We have plenty of reason to worry that US towns and cities could be the next target, since no one really knows how many Jihadis have crossed into our country from Mexico under “Joe Biden’s” wide-open border policy. What a moment to be leaderless!”


    • Casey Klahn October 30, 2023, 5:59 PM

      Kunstler writes about the Scott Ritter meltdown, as if SR is relevant on any level. He proposes at the level of rumor that 5k US troops are alongside the IDF inside Gaza. I highly doubt that.

      Because strategic thinking is so weak among rank and file Americans at the moment, it falls upon me to un(cluster)fuck the thinking, and much of it I read in KUNsTlr’s blog just linked here. “Fog of war” is the thing a battle lieutenant must counter by evoking his presence of mind. That’s it. It’s not: every fukn thing the press and blogger doesn’t perceive in war news. Stop with the fog of war, already.

      What I adjure you to do, dear reader, is to have a clear mind and a clear eye about what you can see. If, as the blogger (and only the blogger – I haven’t yet read it elsewhere) has rumored, there are 5K US troops in ranks with the IDF and in Gaza (I thin that’s the suggestion in the text), then that is Mr. Biden’s unwelcome and epic legacy. He’d be the first US president to insert American forces in a combat role in an Israeli war. Bombing, navy, SF – that shit don’t matter. The threshold is if the US commits troops to the current war. It won’t, but if it does it is on Biden’s head. As far as I recollect, it’d be a first, and a very bad thing. WWIII, it’s your “The Yanks are Coming!” moment.

      To casually insert that lil poop nugget so cavalierly is abysmal. Stop it!

      Today the US has bombed Syria and I think also some bombing in Iraq. We have troops in (which I’d like to see out of) Syria. We can bomb there if we need to defend them, and the coordination with the IDF is odious but not unprecedented. I say odious just because of the involvement aspects. I like Israel, and I hate Iran/Hezbollah, et al. But we should walk very carefully into whatever happens next. You, dear reader, should not deal in shitty info. It’s unbecoming.

      All my best.

      • Casey Klahn October 30, 2023, 6:15 PM

        I forgot I wanted to add that Biden invoked the war powers act, a product of the Vietnam era and more often than not a big shit sandwich only conceived by DC Washingtonians. Biden’s a good bureaucrat for doing it, after and commiserate with his bombings in Iraq and Syria. What s means is there’s no declaration of war or broad authorization of force, just a lil’ presidential flexing of muscle and dutifully reported to congress that he means to not keep doing it. Turns out that, historically, Americans worry the prez will use it as cover to keep up his military adventure, and this puts the shit spread on the whole stupid act.

        Probably nothing to get too worried about, but since I’m keeping score on Biden, it’s just a data point.

        Out here.

        • ghostsniper October 30, 2023, 7:00 PM

          You know no more than I do, neither of us is there.
          The diff is, IDGAF.

          Been reading Kunstler for close to 20 years and have posted his link here many times.
          As for biden? He’s past tense.

          • Casey Klahn October 31, 2023, 9:15 AM

            I meant to type: commensurate. The way I type, I shouldn’t be allowed in front of a keyboard.

            You care; you link Kuntsler and you said the 5K troop thing. Go ahead and link it when you see another source with the 5k troops from the US fighting in the Gaza. Because what I’m saying is that that would be earth-shaking, and yet what that lil’nugget of news is is wholesale propaganda. The reason (I repeat myself) is that it is a deployment of US troops into the middle of World War III itself. No less.

            • ghostsniper October 31, 2023, 5:59 PM

              I posted commentary in a link Casey.
              You took it personal.
              You attack me?
              Again, why?
              I am the messenger.
              I post current events that MAY be of interest to others.
              I have no opinion on either side because I just don’t know enough and I don’t care.

              There are a lot of things going on between where I am and this silly event 8000 miles from here that capture my attention more. They should capture your attention more too but for reasons I can’t comprehend you become fixated on shit way off in the distance.

              Meanwhile there is stuff right across the road that you may have to shoot with that antique gun that it seems you have little experience with.

              Context, and scale, in all things. You’re not stupid. Just misaligned.

              Grab a couple boxes of boolits and your oldest son and go out in the woods and shoot some trees. Then sit on the ground and cook a can of chili over a pine cone fire and sip some whiskey. Let the son sip too, loosen that hinge on the back of his tongue – you might learn something.

              It’s 27 degrees right now and that’s exactly what I did with my mutt Shannon.
              About 5:30pm her and me went down in the woods and I shot my Ruger 10/22 at some trees. Then we set under a 5′ diameter oak and heated up a can of Hormel chili and some saltines and chowed down. She sipped water from the creek and I sipped Fireball whiskey. 2 hours later we staggered up to the house and warmed up some. Right now I am floating on vapors and wailing on some hard rock.

  • ghostsniper October 30, 2023, 8:45 AM

    Lighten up, Jackson.
    This’s pretty cool.

    Sometimes I’m alone
    Sometimes I’m not
    Sometimes I’m alone


  • Joe Krill October 30, 2023, 12:03 PM

    Ghostsniper, Here is one for you. Everyone knows about turbo cancer from the jab and now the truth is finally coming out about the clots.


    • ghostsniper October 30, 2023, 12:42 PM

      For the record, I’m a pure blood.

      Because the speed of the narrative daily conveyor belt of bad stuff is so fast now, I don’t save all of the bad stuff I encounter. I am trying to work on that, but I can’t fix the past – it is gone.

      2 things I know about the past. In late 2019 I saw video of a “new virus” and it was developed at Chapel Hill North Carolina. I remember that because my sister and her family live in North Carolina and their youngest daughter took classes there back in 2016 and 2017. I did not capture-save that video and I wish I had. I have mentioned that vid several times over the years since and every time a whiney fuk gets their thong in a twist and calls me every name in the book.

      The 2nd thing I know is, back in 1998 or 1999, in usenet, I saw video and pictures that someone posted that showed a Swedish company doing extensive wiring on all floors of the World Trade Center. That was in the newsgroup, alt.architecture and all of the members had lengthy discussion about the reasons for the immense amount of wiring that was taking place. Keep in mind that enormous buildings require almost continuous maintenance by all the trades and seeing a full fleet of electricians and pallets of wire spools would not be considered unusual. Also, unbeknownst to the average schmo, there are huge “chases”, vertical and horizontal, throughout huge structures that give maintenance persons and inspectors access to spaces deep inside the building.

      There’s a lot of evil in this world and it comes in varying levels of inertia. Some of us get a small peek now and then and most of us haven’t a clue nor want one.

  • ghostsniper October 30, 2023, 12:58 PM

    Is he the “anti”?

    The eschatological fervor of the Palestine crisis is reaching a deafening peak. Officials worldwide are dropping their masks, and inadvertently revealing the Biblical strain of the conflict.

    At every turn, political figures now soak their proclamations in Biblical reference and allegory. The foremost of which was Netanyahu, who has now invoked an assortment of Biblical prophecies as dogwhistles to stir his people into an eschatological frenzy.

    Here he not only invokes the prophecy of Isaiah, but frames the conflict as that of “light” versus “darkness” and good versus evil, painting the Palestinians as the Children of Darkness to be vanquished by the Chosen Ones:

    More here:

  • ghostsniper October 30, 2023, 7:26 PM

    God, Family, and Guns
    After a recent sale about 70% of American ammo production is now owned by a foreign entity.
    That entity is a 30 yo male.
    Is this reason for concern?
    (glad I stocked deep over the past few years)


  • John A. Fleming October 31, 2023, 12:16 AM

    There are quite a few people here in the States and Europe who have woken up in the past two weeks, having thought that they were safely members in good standing of the great proggro enterprise, having been contributing mightily to its inculcation into all facets of Western culture, having been true and faithful believers: to their horror they have just realized that they are hated just as much as they hate the white Anglo/European culture of liberty. They thought they were going to be in charge and would be taken care of when the proggro enterprise reaches its apotheosis. They should have listened carefully to Yuri Bezmenov (starting at 56:30). To their horror, they have suddenly discovered that they are those useful idiots whose usefulness is at an end, and their names are going on the proscription lists even now being prepared by the hard cases in Antifa/BLM, the folks running these Pali protests in every city and college. Even Trotsky, as brutal and ruthless as anyone, with loyalty only to the Communist system and no loyalty to his ethnicity or ancestral culture, was still a useful idiot who at least because of his faithful service, was spared the ignominious .25 ACP bullet to the base of the brain in Lubyanka prison dungeon by Vasily Blokhin, and instead was allowed to flee to Mexico where he was able to enjoy an abbreviated retirement schtupping the Mexican artist chick (another useful idiot true believer) before getting an icepick to the brain. Regardless of how much effort they put into the revolutionary enterprise, it doesn’t matter whether they are hard-headed violent realist or true believer, they will not be saved, their ethnicity is an original sin and the day will come when onto the trash heap of history they go.

    I must admit I do feel some amount of schadenfreude over their new-found horror. They are not nearly as smart as they think they are, if they didn’t know this day was coming or thought they could avoid it. What is more tragic is that they will refuse to learn from this, they remain fully convinced that the proggro enterprise is right and just and will inherit the future. People must not be allowed to have their liberty, they must be controlled by State power in order to reach the full potential of humanity, and we will be the wielders of that power. They would rather die than give up their progressive ideals. Well, their terms are acceptable to the hard men. As they are put into the cattle cars and then lined up against the wall, they will wail with bewilderment and disbelief as their ancestors once did, “If only Stalin knew about this, he would put a stop to it. There must be a mistake, we are true and faithful Communists.”

    Oh you stupid stupid dopes, you were/are never anything other than useful idiots to the real ruthless revolutionaries, and traitors to your country. If you betrayed your country once, how can they trust your ever again? And so it’s to the camps with you all, academics, think-tankers, NGO denizens, government bureaucrats, lawyers, judges, social workers, FBI agents, Congresscritters, refugee handlers, actors, artists; traitors will not be allowed to see that future.

    Lenin’s “hard men” needed to hang the kulaks in every town, are being found and trained in the social groups of Antifa. The pace of eye-opening events is quickening. The future is coming, we must be ready.

    • Casey Klahn November 1, 2023, 12:15 PM

      Not that it matters, but I cannot disagree with anything you said.

      But, just a quibble. It was an ice axe. Please. An ice pick to the head is inelegant.

      • ghostsniper November 1, 2023, 12:32 PM

        It was a hatchet job. heh heh

        On 20 August 1940, Trotsky was attacked in his study by Spanish-born NKVD agent Ramón Mercader, who used an ice axe as a weapon.

        A mountaineering ice axe has a narrow end, called the pick, and a flat wide end called the adze. The adze of the axe wounded Trotsky, fracturing his parietal bone and penetrating 2.8 in into his brain. The blow to his head was bungled and failed to kill Trotsky instantly. Witnesses stated that Trotsky spat on Mercader and began struggling fiercely with him, which resulted in Mercader’s hand being broken. Hearing the commotion, Trotsky’s bodyguards burst into the room and nearly beat Mercader to death, but Trotsky stopped them, laboriously stating that the assassin should be made to answer questions.

        Trotsky was then taken to a hospital and operated on, surviving for more than a day, but dying, at the age of 60, on 21 August 1940 from exsanguination and shock. Mercader later testified at his trial:

        I laid my raincoat on the table in such a way as to be able to remove the ice axe which was in the pocket. I decided not to miss the wonderful opportunity that presented itself. The moment Trotsky began reading the article, he gave me my chance; I took out the ice axe from the raincoat, gripped it in my hand and, with my eyes closed, dealt him a terrible blow on the head.

        According to James Cannon, the Trotskyist secretary of the American Socialist Workers Party, Trotsky’s last words were “I will not survive this attack. Stalin has finally accomplished the task he attempted unsuccessfully before.” Mercader was tried and convicted of the murder and spent the next 20 years in a Mexican prison.

        • Casey Klahn November 1, 2023, 7:26 PM

          I’m glad you looked up the history because: it is some shit.
          Memory serves me, and Google does not, that Trotsky climbed the Mexican volcanoes, some of which rise to 18,000 ft plus change. Most people have no idea what altitude does and what it’s like. Suffice it to say: if you carry a revolver up a Mexican volcano, you are not paranoid: you are fucking paranoid in the extreme! Trotsky was that, and a bag of chips.
          I never knew he did it with Frida Kahlo. That is also: some shit.
          Communists are some colorful and historically sinister sonsabitches.

  • ghostsniper October 31, 2023, 7:00 AM

    Maine Shooter

    Once again, the Maine shooter fiasco was facilitated by a long line of “known beforehand” gov’t employee fuk-upz.

    Immediately after the event politicians on both sides clamored for mike time to lament all the usual post shooting boiler plates and the left screaming for more sensible gun control.

    When laws are not enforced and the people hired to enforce them are not held responsible for the lack of enforcement the obvious remedy is more laws.

    Of course, they also need to hire more irresponsible gov’t employees to not enforce the laws, and a bigger budget.

    I expect these type of incidents to increase in volume and intensity as we slide further over the edge.


  • jwm October 31, 2023, 10:09 AM

    Pay very close attention to the eschatological element in this latest battle in the long war against civilization. I’m going to post a link to a not too long, but very pithy summary of what we are facing. To go straight to the point: the islamic end-times scenario is a near perfect inversion of the Christian. The condensed version is this: The coming of the madhi will be presaged by worldwide conflict. Total war of all aginst all, and the islamic messia emerges triumphant from the chaos to kill all the Jews, and Christians. The Shia (Iran) version believes it is up to them to initiate the conflict- light the fuse on the conflagration, so to speak. The piece I’m linking is a study, a compare and contrast of the Christian and islamic end-times prophecy.
    The author, Joel Richardson, is an End Timer, full stop.
    Don’t let that dissuade you.
    My most important point: It does not matter in the least what your views on End Times are. You may think it’s all bullshit, and you are most welcome to believe that. It doen’t matter if you don’t believe it. THEY DO.
    Now consider that for the last twenty years we’ve been importing moslems as fast as we can get them over here. Consider, Michigan, Minnesota, Maine. Consider that there are mosques all over the freakin’ country. Maybe within a short drive from your house. Consider the massive influx of aliens across our southern border.
    Just doing the best I can to spoil your day…



    • ghostsniper October 31, 2023, 6:01 PM

      I’ll check the link later John, thanks for posting it.

  • Anne October 31, 2023, 10:18 AM

    Neo quoted from a famous Kipling poem. I thought it would be of interest to the folks here. I am certain that most of us know the famous quote, but how many have read the entire poem? Here it is:

    • John A. Fleming October 31, 2023, 1:18 PM

      GVDL posted that poem several times over the last few years and made occasional references to it, it was a favorite of his.

  • ghostsniper October 31, 2023, 6:07 PM

    Ronnie James Dio (RIP)
    Rainbow in the Dark


  • ghostsniper October 31, 2023, 6:58 PM

    Microwave with a drawer
    Ever seen one of these?
    Me neither.
    And at that price I never will…


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