Wednesday Morning Rant [Joe Mannix]

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Balkanize Harder

Fellow Moron "Max Power" brought up a new scheme being argued in Oxfordshire to subdivide the city into "travel zones" measured in time to reduce (or eliminate) any private automobile travel. Oh, you can still have a car and use it all you want - but only in your home zone. If you want to drive out of your home zone, you have to get government permission to cross the threshold. Those opportunities will, of course, be rationed. This was covered by Watt's Up With That and the plan is based on other research.

And what is the justification for such an oppressive, balkanizing notion? I'd give you one guess, but you don't need it. It is, of course, "climate." There's no heavy-handed totalitarian notion that cannot be justified by claiming that it is loving and gentle to our earth-mother. If you're opposed you are, of course, a monster. But that also doesn't matter because citizens subjects do not need to be involved in the process. You'll do what you're told.

This lunatic plan proposes dividing the city into zones 15 minutes wide. You won't cross those zones in your private car without special permission. You can take a bus or ride your bike, but you can't drive. There will be checkpoints at the "15 minute" boundaries and you'll need a pass from the local government to be allowed to cross those boundaries. They will issue you no more than 100 of those passes per year, and very likely less.

If this sounds insane, don't worry - it makes even less sense than that. From the original article at the Oxford Mail, you will be able to bypass those checkpoints - but only if you drive more:

People can drive freely around their own neighbourhood and can apply for a permit to drive through the filters, and into other neighbourhoods, for up to 100 days per year. This equates to an average of two days per week.
The alternative is to drive out on to the ring road and then back in to the destination.
This is insane, of course, and so means that it won't happen. Those "filters" will surely be set up at the entrances to the ring road, too. Not to mention the traffic nightmare that this scheme will surely create. For the climate.

As bonkers as this all is, Oxfordshire is in good company. This isn't their idea, of course. Something this stupid and insane could only come from academics, and that is the case here. Surprising no one, the underlying academic work comes from The Sorbonne because of course it does. It is a typical academic work - insane, stupid and borderline incomprehensible. From the paper's abstract:

The socio-economic impacts on cities during the COVID-19 pandemic have been brutal, leading to increasing inequalities and record numbers of unemployment around the world. While cities endure lockdowns in order to ensure decent levels of health, the challenges linked to the unfolding of the pandemic have led to the need for a radical re-think of the city ... The concept, offering a novel perspective of “chrono-urbanism”, adds to existing thematic of Smart Cities and the rhetoric of building more humane urban fabrics, ... building safer, more resilient, sustainable and inclusive cities ...

As an aside, they even call out one of the greatest vandals of modern architecture and urban design, a man who's appalling vision of men as automata has already done incalculable damage to urban landscapes the world over: le Corbusier:

This form of urban approach could be traced back to the celebrated modernist architect le Corbusier, who laid the blueprint for urban sprawl in his bid to escape the unsustainable urban environment. He supported that cities were not efficiently planned for them to be considered “sustainable”, and the only alternative was to demolish and re-plan and rebuild with sustainable dimensions being infused.

"Destroy the cities and remake them as regimented and tightly-controlled complexes but do it
right this time," said as a positive and without irony. Blech.

It goes on and on. "Chrono-urbanism" my achin' ass. Let's call this what it is: totalitarianism. That's the only plan any of these people ever have. Whatever the problem - real or imagined - the solution is more centralized power and control. For them, of course. As for you? You must have no power or control at all. For a vision of the future, look to Red China with its arbitrary lockdowns, sealed-off city sectors, social credit, rationing and mass transit that can be turned off at a moment's notice.

Sit in your pod. Remain in your "15 minute zone." Eat your bugs. Obey your master.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 07, 2022 11:00 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Britain is WAY gone. We're close behind.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 07, 2022 11:00 AM (Zz0t1)

3 we can haz hot Slavic womenz if we balkanize harder?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:01 AM (Mkvkw)

4 we can haz hot Slavic womenz if we balkanize harder?
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:01 AM (Mkvkw)


No. You'll get Trigglypuff and like it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 07, 2022 11:02 AM (DRSnL)

5 Yet the left screams for this.

Idiots.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 07, 2022 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

6 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog, Front-Line Commenter Wannabee, at December 07, 2022 11:03 AM (IKuJQ)

7 No. You'll get Trigglypuff and like it.
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 07, 2022 11:02 AM (DRSnL)
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Only if you're a good prole. If you're not a good prole - I'm talking top 10% prole - you'll get Trigglypuff, but "she's" trans.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:03 AM (t0OGg)

8 Off to work. Got some shit to do.

See y'all later.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 07, 2022 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

9 Sit in your pod. Remain in your "15 minute zone." Eat your bugs. Obey your master.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM


Watch Marvel movies, citizen.

Posted by: Disney at December 07, 2022 11:04 AM (h5TKJ)

10 You can't pick very much Cotton:

https://tinyurl.com/4a3vywfk

(Twitter)

Posted by: Biden's Dog, Front-Line Commenter Wannabee, at December 07, 2022 11:04 AM (IKuJQ)

11 Since all men are technically capable of rape, mandatory penis permits are required outside of your home.

Posted by: CockBlock Karen's are concerned at December 07, 2022 11:04 AM (F75UF)

12 holy shit. that's even more insane than i THOUGHT the post was going to be...

the brits are fucking toast.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:05 AM (Mkvkw)

13 I guess they are incentivizing dumb cars that don't have a computer that talks to other computers. Viva la automobile.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 11:05 AM (KMmDq)

14 Of course when this happens, each zone will have an apparatchik appointed to administer the zone to ensure good order and discipline, and routes to and from the zone will be readily blockaded to ensure conditions and people are properly administered when they get out of hand. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2022 11:06 AM (TgNpw)

15 Hey Sponge, Was driving on Sunday and a black Mercedes SUV with a Mass. registration had the license plate SPONGE, I gave 'em a little toot of the horn.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 07, 2022 11:06 AM (a4EWo)

16 we can haz hot Slavic womenz if we balkanize harder?
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:01 AM (Mkvkw)

No. You'll get Trigglypuff and like it.
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 07, 2022 11:02 AM (DRSnL)

why so mean Jordan, i thought we were all friends...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:06 AM (Mkvkw)

17 Watch Marvel movies, citizen.
Posted by: Disney at December 07, 2022 11:04 AM (h5TKJ)
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Yup. The circuses are necessary. This is what the "metaverse" is for, if they can ever find a way to make it palatable. Live your shit life in reality but have a better ersatz life in the Metaverse to take your mind off the pod you live in, the "travel zone" you can't escape and the bugs you have to eat.

Like the dude in the Matrix who sells out his team because the synthetic steak he gets in the Matrix is better than the nutrient slurries they have to eat in the real world.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:06 AM (t0OGg)

18 Sounds like the Sorbonne needs an orbital KEW strike. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 07, 2022 11:07 AM (qyH+l)

19 War.

Posted by: Eromero at December 07, 2022 11:07 AM (0OP+5)

20 The descent into totalitarian hellscapes sure are exciting, aren't they?

Hate to invoke it so early, but I gotta think this is an awful lot like late 30s Deutschland.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 07, 2022 11:08 AM (YV6PJ)

21 "There's no heavy-handed totalitarian notion that cannot be justified by claiming that it is loving and gentle to our earth-mother."

Which is why I regularly whine about this being The Big One. Of all the impoverishing, freedom-destroying, fake-science-based crap, "climate" nonsense is the most dangerous. Because it creates a lever on *all* human activity in a modern economy.

And if one does not directly attack and demolish the basic false premise - that an outlandish hypothesis about a trace gas changing "climate" is nowhere near a defensible basis for any public policy, much less the facto control of all human activity - then one is at best guaranteeing enormous damage prior to victory, and more likely guaranteeing no victory at all.

"Oh, look, you can't produce enough lithium batteries to meet Goal X Y or Z". "Oh, look, it's too expensive to do X or Y". "Oh, look, the technology doesn't exist to do X or Y". (cont'd)


Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2022 11:08 AM (OTzUX)

22 I have a better idea. Ban cities.

Set a max population density.

Problem solved.

Oh you have a bunch of urbanites and illegals with nowhere to live? Hello Alaska!

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2022 11:08 AM (ESjRY)

23 Since all men are technically capable of rape, mandatory penis permits are required outside of your home.
Posted by: CockBlock Karen's are concerned at December 07, 2022 11:04 AM (F75UF)

*ponders the consequences of a size limit and how it'll be enforced*

since you just KNOW the sow boys will be all whiney...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:08 AM (Mkvkw)

24 (cont'd)

Completely inadequate (though they need to be hammered home). Realists and science-based people simply become "luddites" who doubt "progress" is possible - it becomes merely a case of negotiating the amount of opportunity cost, degradation, theft, and vandalism.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2022 11:08 AM (OTzUX)

25 Water's getting a bit warm in the pot, huh? But the frog's not going to move because it's only a little warm. This is fine.

Posted by: Dread at December 07, 2022 11:08 AM (K9pH7)

26 Sounds like the Sorbonne needs an orbital KEW strike. It's the only way to be sure.
Posted by: Fox2! at December 07, 2022 11:07 AM (qyH+l)
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The Sorbonne is a fount of bad ideas. They also gave us Post-modernism and Pol Pot.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:08 AM (t0OGg)

27 why so mean Jordan, i thought we were all friends...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:06 AM (Mkvkw)

How about Lena Dunham? sitting on the toilet, eating cake? is that better?

Posted by: IC - #FJB #MitchTheBitch at December 07, 2022 11:09 AM (mnUzy)

28 apparatchik appointed to administer the zone
____

A civilized society would apply tar and feathers to such apparatchiks and run them out of town on a rail. We no longer have a civilized society filled with free men, but rather a sheep's pen.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 07, 2022 11:09 AM (fs1hN)

29 17 Watch Marvel movies, citizen.
Posted by: Disney at December 07, 2022 11:04 AM (h5TKJ)
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Yup. The circuses are necessary. This is what the "metaverse" is for, if they can ever find a way to make it palatable. Live your shit life in reality but have a better ersatz life in the Metaverse to take your mind off the pod you live in, the "travel zone" you can't escape and the bugs you have to eat.

Like the dude in the Matrix who sells out his team because the synthetic steak he gets in the Matrix is better than the nutrient slurries they have to eat in the real world.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:06 AM (t0OGg)

Well the weird thing here is the "real world" will have the steaks and the pod people will have soylent green.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 07, 2022 11:10 AM (eYoxG)

30 Watch Marvel movies, citizen.

I can't wait until they get together to defeat evil people demanding honest vote counts, the ability to eat meat and a refusal to take your daily booster

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2022 11:10 AM (ESjRY)

31 Yup. The circuses are necessary. This is what the "metaverse" is for, if they can ever find a way to make it palatable. Live your shit life in reality but have a better ersatz life in the Metaverse to take your mind off the pod you live in, the "travel zone" you can't escape and the bugs you have to eat.

Like the dude in the Matrix who sells out his team because the synthetic steak he gets in the Matrix is better than the nutrient slurries they have to eat in the real world.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:06 AM (t0OGg)

I'm trying to decide if they're feeling more matrix or Wall-e

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:10 AM (Mkvkw)

32 why so mean Jordan, i thought we were all friends...
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:06 AM (Mkvkw)


Hey, that WAS being nice. Like Joe Mannix said, at least she's a biological female.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 07, 2022 11:11 AM (DRSnL)

33 How about Lena Dunham? sitting on the toilet, eating cake? is that better?
Posted by: IC - #FJB #MitchTheBitch at December 07, 2022 11:09 AM (mnUzy)

so, this is all part of making sure gainz happen eh? going to ensure no one is hungry...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:11 AM (Mkvkw)

34 I'm trying to decide if they're feeling more matrix or Wall-e
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:10 AM (Mkvkw)
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Embrace the power of and, as well as a dash of concentration camps and genocide.

Of course, schemes like this one are superior to the old models. Instead of herding people off into camps, they build walls around the existing neighborhoods and convert those into the camps - and the prisoners still have to pay for them!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:12 AM (t0OGg)

35 Oh, you can still have a car and use it all you want - but only in your home zone. If you want to drive out of your home zone, you have to get government permission to cross the threshold. Those opportunities will, of course, be rationed.


Farmers & truckers need to embrace this.
"Sure would like to feed you, but I can't get it to market."

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:12 AM (iqzch)

36 Wasn't this in Oxford? Whose formerly prestigious ancient university has considered (or has?) banned Shakespeare?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2022 11:13 AM (OTzUX)

37 A nice added touch would be to outfit the "zone warden" apparatchiks in biohazard suits, because COVID, y'know?

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 07, 2022 11:13 AM (XEl8M)

38 More on the "own nothing, be happy" (with drugs and bugs) origins. Amazing Polly ties Elon, KanYE, Epstein and WEF together ... A 1950's book (written by a Nazi rocket scientist) said the future leader of Mars would be Elon. "Elon" basically meant "president", the book was not referring to a name, just a title.

Then there is Kanye's combination of the swastika and Star of David (which gets one banned in many platforms) ... but is much like the WEF symbol. Polly puts together a lot of connections which are real ... the new world order thang seems to be on course.

skip to 22:30 for the Elon part, but it is all pretty interesting/bizarre. bitchute link.

https://tinyurl.com/48f9mzfp

Posted by: illiniwek at December 07, 2022 11:13 AM (Cus5s)

39 Hate to invoke it so early, but I gotta think this is an awful lot like late 30s Deutschland.

I always wondered how Germans devolved into Nazism and descended into the cult of Hitler. I understand now.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2022 11:14 AM (TgNpw)

40 I can't wait for my meal disks and squares. Nothing makes processed food product taste better than regular geometric shapes.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 07, 2022 11:14 AM (eOEVl)

41 Morn' all.. I guess I'm not surprised at the outcome in Ga. .If you had told me 20 years ago that Ga. and AZ. would become liberal States I would have called you nuts...

Posted by: It's me donna at December 07, 2022 11:14 AM (bs+z0)

42 I'm trying to decide if they're feeling more matrix or Wall-e
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:10 AM (Mkvkw)
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Embrace the power of and, as well as a dash of concentration camps and genocide.

Of course, schemes like this one are superior to the old models. Instead of herding people off into camps, they build walls around the existing neighborhoods and convert those into the camps - and the prisoners still have to pay for them!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:12 AM (t0OGg)

so the ghettos will be more wide spread again and back to some form of barricades. I always felt we were redoing 1914-16 but it sure seems like we are hurtling towards 1938 pretty fucking fast again...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:14 AM (Mkvkw)

43 I'll still be able to attend church and worship freely under this new reality, correct?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 07, 2022 11:14 AM (G5eFy)

44 Of course, schemes like this one are superior to the old models. Instead of herding people off into camps, they build walls around the existing neighborhoods and convert those into the camps - and the prisoners still have to pay for them!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:12 AM
Neighborhoods are too spread out for fences or walls, cities would be easier, but why would they want to lock up their thug constituents?



Posted by: Eromero at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (0OP+5)

45 Oh you have a bunch of urbanites and illegals with nowhere to live? Hello Alaska!

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2022 11:08 AM (ESjRY)

You misspelled Antartica.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (VwHCD)

46 I can't wait for my meal disks and squares. Nothing makes processed food product taste better than regular geometric shapes.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 07, 2022 11:14 AM (eOEVl)
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That's end-stage stuff. In the intermediate stage, it will try to more accurately approximate real food. 100% organic, of course - and farm-to-table.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (t0OGg)

47 uh...Antarctica

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (VwHCD)

48 Living in PA, I'd be all in on closing off Philly and keeping those ass holes locked down there.

Posted by: Cosda at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (lGgQ5)

49 I'll still be able to attend church and worship freely under this new reality, correct?

If you do not have a Rev Warnock, a Rev Warnock will be appointed for you

Posted by: Your friendly government respecting your rights at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (ESjRY)

50 Since all men are technically capable of rape, mandatory penis permits are required outside of your home.
Posted by: CockBlock Karen's

To be more precise, only the men that have the thing that goes up working properly will be required to be permitted.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (qoGsy)

51 Everyone was dumping on Frank Lloyd Wright yesterday, but I’ll take his stuff over Le Corbusier’s any day.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (SffTi)

52 I have this theory, and I'm sure someone has discussed it at book length. (If you know of a book, please share.)

The expansion of freedoms in human history have come at three areas: New land, new weapons, and new transportation.

Each of those reduced the power of the existing governments; to get away or fight on equal footing. We then see a reduction of freedom as governments bring these under their control.

The internet was the last new lands; we've nothing better since guns; and cars were the last new transportation-- That's why we're spiraling deeper into totalitarianism.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at December 07, 2022 11:16 AM (F/qcc)

53 Everyone was dumping on Frank Lloyd Wright yesterday, but I’ll take his stuff over Le Corbusier’s any day.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (SffTi)
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Any day of the week and twice on Sundays. le Corbusier was an inhuman monster.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:16 AM (t0OGg)

54 41 Morn' all.. I guess I'm not surprised at the outcome in Ga. .If you had told me 20 years ago that Ga. and AZ. would become liberal States I would have called you nuts..
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Yankees and Californians fuck everything up.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 11:17 AM (KMmDq)

55 Hate to invoke it so early, but I gotta think this is an awful lot like late 30s Deutschland.

I always wondered how Germans devolved into Nazism and descended into the cult of Hitler. I understand now.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2022 11:14 AM (TgNpw)

honestly, i really thought conditions had to get a lot worse than they are for that slope to hit full angle, but then with the propaganda as widespread as it is now vs then, i can see how it happens faster.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:17 AM (Mkvkw)

56 >>>"Destroy the cities and remake them as regimented and tightly-controlled complexes but do it right this time," said as a positive and without irony. Blech.

I am fine with this and all the subsequent asshattery about travel zones.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 07, 2022 11:17 AM (hgD8w)

57 But not for the reasons they would suppose.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 07, 2022 11:17 AM (hgD8w)

58 uh...Antarctica
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (VwHCD)


I dunno, I liked it the first way with "tart" in the middle.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 07, 2022 11:17 AM (DRSnL)

59 Coming soon to the U.S.A., Bank of Canada raises interest rates to 4.25%, up 50 points.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 07, 2022 11:18 AM (Vwz3I)

60 Yet the left screams for this.

For you, not for themselves. Obviously, the important people will have unlimited passes. Because they need them for all the important work they're doing for you.

Idiots.

The idiots are the ones who will stand for it. For inclusion and equity, of course.

Posted by: Oddbob at December 07, 2022 11:18 AM (nfrXX)

61 3 we can haz hot Slavic womenz if we balkanize harder?
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:01 AM (Mkvkw)

Only if you can provide them with the skulls of 10 men that you have defeated in Hand to Hand Combat to the Death.

Posted by: XTC at December 07, 2022 11:18 AM (UnA8+)

62 I firmly believe the push to EV's, to mandate their use is in part a plan to limit the movements of people here in what was the US. Everyone knows there's no way the electrical grid and associated infrastructure can, or will support the number of EV's that potentially would hit the roads in or around 2030.

This is by design. If ICE is outlawed, or use curtailed under some new regulation(s) then EV's might be the only solution for the public to move about... if no public transportation is available.

So... move to the urban centers where public transportation is available, to some degree which is what has been mentioned by the WEF when they're not discussing "depopulation." Thus control of your movements is assured.

Or... buy an EV and take your chances with having the ability and wherewithal to actually charge it. Because a mobile society is difficult to subjugate.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 07, 2022 11:18 AM (Q4IgG)

63 ++++
That's end-stage stuff. In the intermediate stage, it will try to more accurately approximate real food. 100% organic, of course - and farm-to-table.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (t0OGg)

Well the local grocery stored here are increasing their fake dairy and fake meat. Seems Campbell's soup has a new line of fake chik'n soup

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:18 AM (Zzbjj)

64 I can't wait until they get together to defeat evil people demanding honest vote counts, the ability to eat meat and a refusal to take your daily booster

I mean, if it involves Brie Larson having to eat cockroaches on camera it's not all bad.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:18 AM (ZGrMX)

65 The expansion of freedoms in human history have come at three areas: New land, new weapons, and new transportation. ...
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at December 07, 2022 11:16 AM (F/qcc)
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A part of that is having somewhere to throw your undesirables away. The colonies were typically populated with bad elements. Australia was a penal colony and the early colonists here were religious and political subversives and a lot of criminals fled, too. In the new land, the undesirables can sort themselves out. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but it acts as a pressure release valve for the homeland and some portion of those undesirables are always innovators and risk-takers, which gives the new lands a shot at survival.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:19 AM (t0OGg)

66 Of course, schemes like this one are superior to the old models. Instead of herding people off into camps, they build walls around the existing neighborhoods and convert those into the camps - and the prisoners still have to pay for them!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:12 AM
Neighborhoods are too spread out for fences or walls, cities would be easier, but why would they want to lock up their thug constituents?

Posted by: Eromero at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (0OP+5)

NAH, the HOA will just raise fees to cover the fence building.

since they'll be the ones patrolling it...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:19 AM (Mkvkw)

67 Hmm, good time to invest in bicycle companies. If I had more time and craftsmanship skills I'd be tinkering with building an e-bike. I suppose if I went looking there are probably used ones for sale so I could pick one up without alerting big brother that I have it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 07, 2022 11:19 AM (3cGpq)

68 And of course, these 15 minute zones have hard boundaries. So, if you're at the edge of one, but need to drive to get a large parcel home, you could use a pass to drive 5 minutes round-trip to the store in the next zone or drive 30 minutes round-trip to the store in your zone that's on the other side of the zone. Sure, this helps Gaia!

On the plus side, this opens up all sorts of opportunities for old-fashioned mob power, corruption and graft. Slip a 20 Euro to the gatekeeper to overlook a few re-used permits. Certain checkpoints are unmanned at random points and oops! a few unchecked cars are let through.

Sure, they will try to offset these via technology, but the individuals who monitor the cameras also have a price. So, my fellow morons, don't fight the future! Find out how to profit from it!

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at December 07, 2022 11:19 AM (a/dOO)

69
Only if you can provide them with the skulls of 10 men that you have defeated in Hand to Hand Combat to the Death.


I would like to subscribe to your news letter

Posted by: Khorne at December 07, 2022 11:19 AM (ESjRY)

70 Of course, schemes like this one are superior to the old models. Instead of herding people off into camps, they build walls around the existing neighborhoods and convert those into the camps

Yawn. Been there, done that.

Posted by: Warsaw ghetto at December 07, 2022 11:19 AM (eOEVl)

71 Man I'm hankering for a plate of sous vide grasshoppers.

Posted by: Just Sayin at December 07, 2022 11:20 AM (ECHKg)

72 uh...Antarctica
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2022 11:15 AM (VwHCD)

I dunno, I liked it the first way with "tart" in the middle.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 07, 2022 11:17 AM (DRSnL)

yeah, coffee didn't kick in yet. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2022 11:20 AM (VwHCD)

73 Interestlingly, Nebraska's DOJ came out against ESG and the WEF.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:20 AM (Zzbjj)

74 Hmm, good time to invest in bicycle companies. If I had more time and craftsmanship skills I'd be tinkering with building an e-bike

I see where someone developed a shell to put over your e-bike which is... a car.

I wonder if they'd allow you to use this?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2022 11:20 AM (ESjRY)

75 The hot Slavic women will have to fight the hot Hispanic women for the honor.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (SffTi)

76 As a fan of irony, I almost have to applaud the people who are completely unwilling and unable to enforce borders and have a plan dependent on borders.

If your population is 15% illegals, are they going to suddenly obey this law because the right people passed it for the right reasons?

We're all illegals now.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (cupoy)

77 >>Sit in your pod. Remain in your "15 minute zone." Eat your bugs. Obey your master.
----
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lMQHVzSPTec

"Shut up! Be happy!" -- Jello Biafra

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (YJwUM)

78 I firmly believe the push to EV's, to mandate their use is in part a plan to limit the movements of people here in what was the US. Everyone knows there's no way the electrical grid and associated infrastructure can, or will support the number of EV's that potentially would hit the roads in or around 2030.

The real endstage is and always has been "no private cars". The automakers don't know that yet, but once you live in ze pod and eat ze boogs you don't need to go anywhere.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (ZGrMX)

79 ... On the plus side, this opens up all sorts of opportunities for old-fashioned mob power, corruption and graft. Slip a 20 Euro to the gatekeeper to overlook a few re-used permits. Certain checkpoints are unmanned at random points and oops! a few unchecked cars are let through. ...
Posted by: Virginia SoCon at December 07, 2022 11:19 AM (a/dOO)
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Yup. The bribes will be lucrative.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (t0OGg)

80 I've said it before, but the dance orgy scene in the Matrix is when I started rooting for the machines.

Any civilization that faces a dire, mortal threat with ... a dance party doesn't deserve to survive.

And 50.5% of Americans are dancing ....

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (F/qcc)

81 Guessing these permits cost money.

You gotta admit, these commie cocksuckers have thought of everything.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (KbCG3)

82 In times like these, with news like this, I'm reminded of a t-shirt slogan I once read. It said " I know violence isn't the answer, I got it wrong on purpose".

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (4oCah)

83 2 Britain is WAY gone. We're close behind.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 07, 2022 11:00 AM (Zz0t1)

Don't forget the French. The idea originated in the The Sorbonne.

Posted by: Javems at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (AmoqO)

84 Guessing these permits cost money.

Oh there are many ways to pay

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein jr at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (ESjRY)

85 That's end-stage stuff. In the intermediate stage, it will try to more accurately approximate real food. 100% organic, of course - and farm-to-table.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


You want to get rid of 5 billion people? One word.

Long pig.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (iqzch)

86 we can haz hot Slavic womenz if we balkanize harder?
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:01 AM (Mkvkw)

Only if you can provide them with the skulls of 10 men that you have defeated in Hand to Hand Combat to the Death.
Posted by: XTC at December 07, 2022 11:18 AM (UnA8+)

i need to borrow a shovel, i've got some excavating to do...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (Mkvkw)

87 They go together like grasshoppers and carrots.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (44ww/)

88 When I was younger, the Commies all told me that guys like Lenin and Mao weren't real communists, because "real" communism didn't require barbarism.
Now, I have to give the Commies credit, because they're at least admitting that communism failed in the past because it was just too darn accommodating.

Posted by: Wally at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (FJYfm)

89 How long? Tick, tick, tick.
Build Green DC/dhcd (one of many city programs)

Green Zones, communities for a better environment (Richmond, LA, etc.)

Alternative Fuels Data Center, U. S. Department of Energy, "Active Transportation and Micromobility"

Full-Service Community Schools Program (FSCS)

Posted by: Lola at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (NIYa7)

90 More insanity. It takes me at least 15 mins or more to get to the grocery store.

Posted by: Infidel at December 07, 2022 11:23 AM (ZEa+g)

91 And 50.5% of Americans are dancing ....

More like 10% DJ'ing, 25% dancing, and then the other 65% wondering where all these ballots are coming from...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2022 11:23 AM (ESjRY)

92 honestly, i really thought conditions had to get a lot worse than they are for that slope to hit full angle, but then with the propaganda as widespread as it is now vs then, i can see how it happens faster.

There's a reason why Goebbles was a key player in the Reich, and it isn't because he was some kind of sage. Hitler understood the value of influencing and controlling public discourse, he knew most people fear instability so they'll go along to get along.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2022 11:23 AM (TgNpw)

93 As a fan of irony, I almost have to applaud the people who are completely unwilling and unable to enforce borders and have a plan dependent on borders.

If your population is 15% illegals, are they going to suddenly obey this law because the right people passed it for the right reasons?


If you watch any dashcam compilations lately, about every other clip ends with "the driver who caused the accident had no license, no registration, and no insurance and the police just let them go".

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:23 AM (ZGrMX)

94 Don't forget the French. The idea originated in the The Sorbonne.
Posted by: Javems at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (AmoqO)
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I suspect that if you were to start drilling on the Sorbonne campus, you'd find Hell beneath it. Literal, biblical Hell. One institution cannot be so wrong and so evil for so long and continue to survive without being constantly infused with demon energy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:23 AM (t0OGg)

95 The socio-economic impacts on cities during the COVID-19 pandemic have been brutal, leading to increasing inequalities and record numbers of unemployment around the world.

---------

NO, NO, NO, AND AGAIN NO!

"The socio-economic impacts OF IRRATIONAL, DICTATORIAL, INTENTIONALLY-DESTRUCTIVE LOCKDOWNS on cities", you deceitful lying asshat gaslighting MFers!

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at December 07, 2022 11:24 AM (aNBvd)

96
. The idea originated in the The Sorbonne.
Posted by: Javems at December 07, 2022 11:22 AM (AmoqO)

The fucking academics, again! They assume away reality and give us dystopian rules, while maintaining their own standard of living.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:24 AM (Zzbjj)

97 More insanity. It takes me at least 15 mins or more to get to the grocery store.
Posted by: Infidel at December 07, 2022 11:23 AM (ZEa+g)


If you'd just eat the bugs in your neighborhood, you wouldn't have to make all those trips to the grocery store.

Posted by: Klaus Schwab at December 07, 2022 11:24 AM (FJYfm)

98 Courvoisier > Le Corbusier

Posted by: spindrift at December 07, 2022 11:24 AM (h5TKJ)

99 "The socio-economic impacts OF IRRATIONAL, DICTATORIAL, INTENTIONALLY-DESTRUCTIVE LOCKDOWNS on cities", you deceitful lying asshat gaslighting MFers!
Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at December 07, 2022 11:24 AM (aNBvd)
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Yup.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:25 AM (t0OGg)

100 And of course this will apply to the Dear Leaders, too, right? They will be riding the bus, and not have special lanes for their private luxury cars, right? I mean, it's not like some animals are more equal than others...

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at December 07, 2022 11:25 AM (a/dOO)

101 The hot Slavic women will have to fight the hot Hispanic women for the honor.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (SffTi)

in jello ?

we're going to have to pay for the car passes somehow...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:25 AM (Mkvkw)

102 If people are afraid to protest in DC, why not try Princeton, Yale and Harvard. Stanford and Berkeley (the home of immortality treatments) are also good choices.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:25 AM (Zzbjj)

103 More insanity. It takes me at least 15 mins or more to get to the grocery store.
Posted by: Infidel at December 07, 2022 11:23 AM (ZEa+g)
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That's part of the plan, too, of course. Each "15 minute zone" will have the "essentials" within its boundaries - grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. I am sure there will be lots of delicious subsidy money for the big corps to build more, smaller stores where designated.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:25 AM (t0OGg)

104 Le Marseillaise > Courvoisier > Le Corbusier

Posted by: Archimedes at December 07, 2022 11:26 AM (eOEVl)

105 I'll still be able to attend church and worship freely under this new reality, correct?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 07, 2022 11:14 AM (G5eFy)

Let's secretly replace his pastor with a Rev. Warlock, see if he notices....

Posted by: BurtTC at December 07, 2022 11:26 AM (YV6PJ)

106 They won't need fences or guards-- your mandatory electric car will be geofenced.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at December 07, 2022 11:26 AM (F/qcc)

107 >I've said it before, but the dance orgy scene in the Matrix is when I started rooting for the machines. Any civilization that faces a dire, mortal threat with ... a dance party doesn't deserve to survive.

Agent Smith's revulsion was the most relatable emotion in the sequels. Almost got me monologuing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 11:26 AM (44ww/)

108 100 And of course this will apply to the Dear Leaders, too, right? They will be riding the bus, and not have special lanes for their private luxury cars, right? I mean, it's not like some animals are more equal than others...
Posted by: Virginia SoCon at December 07, 2022 11:25 AM (a/dOO

The WEF goons will be exempt, of course.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:26 AM (Zzbjj)

109 87 They go together like grasshoppers and carrots.

we'll know things are getting real when we start seeing jello with grasshoppers instead of carrots.

Posted by: tears for fears at December 07, 2022 11:26 AM (v3pYe)

110 After you Klaus.

Posted by: Infidel at December 07, 2022 11:27 AM (ZEa+g)

111 hollandaise > Le Marseillaise > Courvoisier > Le Corbusier

Posted by: tears for fears at December 07, 2022 11:27 AM (v3pYe)

112 This is an interesting and pretty predictable development, I think. In ceding any vestige of privacy while providing the most perfect tool of control that is likely ever to come about, we've become slaves to our cellular devices and thus slaves - or at least under the control of - of people who enjoy control, manipulation, data/information collection and aggregation who are in turn the minions of people who are truly awful humans. This doesn't make us stupid or inept, and I won't suggest that "we did it to ourselves and should just suck it up" is in any way the right answer. Our cellular devices are like Oz's Flying Monkeys -inherently neither good nor bad, but act in the manner prescribed by their masters. However, we will be at fault if we continue to comply, every bit as guilty as the Brown Shirts, Black Shirts, and Commissars of the last century for the last great round of human catastrophe. Which is where this is headed, without a doubt. Not cheering for it, not wishing for it, but as clear as day, catastrophe follows in the wake of these incompetent, malicious zealot True Believers. Your political class lacks any sense of courage - moral or physical.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at December 07, 2022 11:28 AM (aGGj6)

113 After you Klaus.
Posted by: Infidel at December 07, 2022 11:27 AM (ZEa+g)
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No, no, no. Of course not. Your betters have important work to do. It's hard, constant work to keep the economy and society of an entire nation ticking along! Exceptions must be made for essential governmental and inter-governmental offices!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:28 AM (t0OGg)

114 I support this kind of localized tyranny. We need to accelerate the Balkanization of the US into more concentrated red and blue areas. Then, we either either voluntarily regress to our founding intent of federalism, and limited government...or it comes about more messily.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at December 07, 2022 11:28 AM (JCZqz)

115 Old and busted: Carrots in chili.

New hotness: Grasshoppers in chili.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 07, 2022 11:28 AM (lf83v)

116 No aristocracy every expects the French Revolution

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:28 AM (Zzbjj)

117 Portland had a plan to put services within a 20 minute bicycle ride of a neighborhood. I don't think they managed to do it, but they redid the bike routes to allow for bicycle access only on some routes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 07, 2022 11:29 AM (uz3Px)

118 They go together like grasshoppers and carrots.

we'll know things are getting real when we start seeing jello with grasshoppers instead of carrots.
Posted by: tears for fears at December 07, 2022 11:26 AM (v3pYe)

what about chili?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:29 AM (Mkvkw)

119 Vere are your papers?

You are not authorized to be in this zone.

Off to the re-education camps.

Posted by: The New Green Deal at December 07, 2022 11:29 AM (lf83v)

120
Off to the re-education camps.
Posted by: The New Green Deal at December 07, 2022 11:29 AM (lf83v)

Yeah, I don't expect a rebellion. I expect that the Rishi's and Merricks will make sure their enforcers' families are well fed and warm

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:31 AM (Zzbjj)

121 For you, not for themselves. Obviously, the important people will have unlimited passes. Because they need them for all the important work they're doing for you.
____

Well, they are members of the inner party, so....

-1984 used as instruction manual

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 07, 2022 11:31 AM (fs1hN)

122 That's part of the plan, too, of course. Each "15 minute zone" will have the "essentials" within its boundaries - grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. I am sure there will be lots of delicious subsidy money for the big corps to build more, smaller stores where designated.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Who's building and running all these stores? How do they plan on keeping a grocery store running with less than a handful of customers?

There's large swaths of fly over country that is sparsely populated. And before you say "they'll move you", one of us is gonna die trying.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:31 AM (iqzch)

123 https://tinyurl.com/mr3thcut

Why are they sending all the military broads to Australia?

Posted by: Roseann Roseannadana at December 07, 2022 11:31 AM (FjlUt)

124 Yeah, Le Corbusier blows.

(I have no idea who he is but I want to seem smart and enjoy a good pile on.)

Posted by: lowandslow at December 07, 2022 11:31 AM (76Foq)

125 The real endstage is and always has been "no private cars". The automakers don't know that yet, but once you live in ze pod and eat ze boogs you don't need to go anywhere.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:21 AM (ZGrMX)

Yeah, but what are people supposed to do, zoom call their loved ones' weddings and funerals?

Oh wait...

Posted by: BurtTC at December 07, 2022 11:31 AM (YV6PJ)

126 I wonder if I should buy a few non-internet-dependent cars and put them in long term storage for my eventual grandchildren.

Posted by: Oddbob at December 07, 2022 11:32 AM (nfrXX)

127 Elections have consequences
So
Stay out of the express/low emission fast lanes with your smoke belching dinosaur fossil fuel burners

Posted by: Paul at December 07, 2022 11:33 AM (xvhup)

128
There's large swaths of fly over country that is sparsely populated. And before you say "they'll move you", one of us is gonna die trying.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:31 AM (iqzch)

you haven't seen the plan for these narrow, high rise, cities? That's the plan

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:33 AM (Zzbjj)

129 There's large swaths of fly over country that is sparsely populated. And before you say "they'll move you", one of us is gonna die trying.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:31 AM (iqzch)
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That's not the target of this kind of thing. The existing cities are the targets for these plans. They will be converted. For the non-urban population, the plans are different. The plan there (pretty cleared laid out in the UN's 'Agenda 21' proposals from back in the 90s) is to restrict rural development, withhold infrastructure funding and services, encourage concentration of property ownership by the state or big corps, etc. The scheme is to make rural life increasingly unlivable to increase urban concentration, where the urban plans then apply.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (t0OGg)

130 Dennis Prager reveals new, unforgivable sin.


https://tinyurl.com/4thns89n

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (G5eFy)

131 They won't need fences or guards-- your mandatory electric car will be geofenced.

It's adorable that you think gas cars can't be geofenced.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (ZGrMX)

132 Planetary Decapitation Strike FTW.


Maybe Elon will find Martian Ice Warriors for us.

Posted by: DaveA at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (FhXTo)

133 We will.fight them on the landing grounds, we will.fight them in the countryside, we.will fight them in the villages and towns...BUT DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ZONE!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (anj39)

134 Any civilization that faces a dire, mortal threat with ... a dance party doesn't deserve to survive.


How dare people facing annihilation every day blow off some steam! They should do nothing but wear sackcloth and ashes!

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (wmDcS)

135 133 We will.fight them on the landing grounds, we will.fight them in the countryside, we.will fight them in the villages and towns...BUT DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ZONE!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (anj39)

We won't fight them at all

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:35 AM (Zzbjj)

136 "This is insane, of course, and so means that it won't happen."

Of course this is going to happen. And it's coming to a land of the formerly free, home of the not particularly brave near you.

Posted by: No Shirt Shylock at December 07, 2022 11:35 AM (PWI4f)

137 Except a few angry tweets

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:35 AM (Zzbjj)

138 We won't fight them at all
Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:35 AM (Zzbjj)
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That is starting to be a problem, and it will continue. Why put your life on the line for a system that is morally indefensible? Drafts are going to come back, but the draftees will likely be less than enthusiastic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:36 AM (t0OGg)

139 Yeah, but what are people supposed to do, zoom call their loved ones' weddings and funerals?

Oh wait...


Bill Gates held a conference about pandemics in the fall of 2019 where they gave away stuffed toy coronaviruses. Everything is an op, as the kids say.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:36 AM (ZGrMX)

140 Of course this is going to happen. And it's coming to a land of the formerly free, home of the not particularly brave near you.
Posted by: No Shirt Shylock at December 07, 2022 11:35 AM (PWI4f)
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I meant that the "go out to the ring road then back in to the other neighborhood zone" thing isn't going to happen, not that the whole scheme isn't going to happen. I meant that the built-in work-around will vanish.

Apologies if that was ambiguous.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:37 AM (t0OGg)

141 The notion of the independence of Man is anathema to the aristocracy. That someone not high-born or of noble blood could possibly obtain the means to occupy the same space as them cannot be countenanced.

Posted by: Halfhand at December 07, 2022 11:37 AM (DpIeq)

142 So, there is four-nation alliance known as BRIC, which consists of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

They are supposed to be some alliance that aligns against the hegemony of Western Europe and the United States and Canada.

Well, Brazil is about to erupt in civil war.

China is teetering on civil unrest and possible violence against its own people.

Russia is fiddle farting around in the body bag market in Ukraine and Syria, and Putin may not last another year.

It seems India is the only nation in BRIC that is somewhat stable.

Thoughts?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (lf83v)

143 That is starting to be a problem, and it will continue. Why put your life on the line for a system that is morally indefensible? Drafts are going to come back, but the draftees will likely be less than enthusiastic.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:36 AM (t0OGg)

The pink haired boys and the blue haired girls would shoot their own families in a heartbeat, don't kid yourself

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (Zzbjj)

144 Bolshiviks/Mencheviks. Whatever whatever, ends up with Communist Party Central Committee.

Posted by: Eromero at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (0OP+5)

145 We will.fight them on the landing grounds, we will.fight them in the countryside, we.will fight them in the villages and towns...BUT DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ZONE!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (anj39)

We won't fight them at all
Posted by: CN


Some will.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (iqzch)

146 And we have lots of illegals who will happily work for the feds.

THis is an immense problem in Europe where Rishi and Macaroon are putting them up in hotels. These are foreign troops

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:39 AM (Zzbjj)

147 They are supposed to be some alliance that aligns against the hegemony of Western Europe and the United States and Canada.

Well, Brazil is about to erupt in civil war.

China is teetering on civil unrest and possible violence against its own people.

Russia is fiddle farting around in the body bag market in Ukraine and Syria, and Putin may not last another year.


None of that is a coincidence. *strokes hairless cat inside volcano lair*

Posted by: Klaus Schwab at December 07, 2022 11:39 AM (ZGrMX)

148 143 That is starting to be a problem, and it will continue. Why put your life on the line for a system that is morally indefensible? Drafts are going to come back, but the draftees will likely be less than enthusiastic.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:36 AM (t0OGg)

The pink haired boys and the blue haired girls would shoot their own families in a heartbeat, don't kid yourself
Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (Zzbjj)

Will they endure hardship and be steady under fire?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 07, 2022 11:39 AM (eYoxG)

149 Thoughts?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (lf83v)



Now do Europe and the United States?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 07, 2022 11:39 AM (G5eFy)

150 It seems India is the only nation in BRIC that is somewhat stable.

Thoughts?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (lf83v)


Let's throw a brick-e-mart.

Posted by: I've got nothing at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (h5TKJ)

151 The pink haired boys and the blue haired girls would shoot their own families in a heartbeat, don't kid yourself
Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (Zzbjj)
++++
Oh, yes. But as military power turns inward (which it will), its capabilities will shrink. It will be effective in the new mission of domestic suppression, but less effective in the old mission of beating back invaders (or projecting power to keep potential invaders out entirely).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (t0OGg)

152 Oxford? Whose formerly prestigious ancient university has considered (or has?) banned Shakespeare?

Pretty standard level of discourse around here lately.
It was a tech school that cancelled its sonnet course, not Oxford, but don't let that slow you down. If you work at it -- and I'm sure you will -- you might manage to make yourself more ridiculous.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (jYCXf)

153 IMO they have no chance at all of a sudden putting everyone on a dog leash. Russia at the beginning of the Revolution maybe, hardly travel out of your province was usual. But a country everyone kn the last 100 years to go where and when they wanted to go can't be cut off.
Sure the Church of Global Warming will go but that's it

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (H+JVN)

154 So, am I missing anything good?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (cD1dp)

155 Is most of the horde blackpilled?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (44ww/)

156
Some will.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (iqzch)

Most people will just tweet a bit and go watch Netflix

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:41 AM (Zzbjj)

157 Meghan McCain is celebrating Warnock's win.

Stupid twit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 07, 2022 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

158 It seems India is the only nation in BRIC that is somewhat stable.

Thoughts?


Brazil is a basket case and always will be. Russia is a basket case with nukes. China is a hard charging threat, but MAY be an even greater threat to itself. India is China without the edge, and will continue muddling along.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 07, 2022 11:41 AM (eOEVl)

159 Bernie's Tweets @BernieSpofforth · 1h
NIGERIA - Has set a limit on all cash withdrawals to $45 per day to force the population to use digital money only.

When the nudging stops, social shaping will be done by force.

Don’t think this can’t happen here.
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Wall Street Silver @WallStreetSilv · 6h
Nigeria has reduced the amount of cash individuals and businesses can withdraw as it attempts to push its “cash-less Nigeria” policy and increase the use of the eNaira, Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency

This is how they will do it. They will limit access to alternatives.🔥

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 07, 2022 11:42 AM (Vwz3I)

160 Time for DeSantis to wall off Florida and start deporting progs.

Posted by: Too soon? at December 07, 2022 11:42 AM (CtCgo)

161 So, am I missing anything good?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (cD1dp)


The 'ettes did a burlesque number.

Posted by: spindrift at December 07, 2022 11:42 AM (h5TKJ)

162
Some will.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM (iqzch)

I had this conversation with a Dutch person re the farm confiscations and imprisonment of farmers. I called him out on nobly tweeting. He said " you don't expect us to risk our lives and livelihoods!"

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:42 AM (Zzbjj)

163 There is always a group that is not bound by these rules, Comrade.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:42 AM (ynpvh)

164 literal Fascist authoritarianism.
California must be touching itself.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 07, 2022 11:42 AM (XvPQV)

165 We won't fight them at all
Posted by: CN


Some will.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2022 11:38 AM
Joshua and Caleb.

Posted by: Eromero at December 07, 2022 11:42 AM (0OP+5)

166 Brazil is a basket case and always will be. Russia is a basket case with nukes. China is a hard charging threat, but MAY be an even greater threat to itself. India is China without the edge, and will continue muddling along.

China's a basket case with a shiny facade that's held together with duct tape and bailing wire. The Great Oz has nothing on Xi.

Posted by: Klaus Schwab at December 07, 2022 11:44 AM (ZGrMX)

167 Most people will just mouth off a bit, until that carries consequences. Then they'll do as theyre told in order to get an extra few ounces of lentils and pigweed.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:44 AM (Zzbjj)

168 Will they endure hardship and be steady under fire?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 07, 2022 11:39 AM (eYoxG)

Yes, yes they will. They are driven by hate and do not acknowledge limits on behavior. And have a poor sense of reality. Stupid, arrogant, hateful. Pretty dangerous, in my opinion. These are the same lot that enforced the Holodomor. Orcs.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (aGGj6)

169 167 Most people will just mouth off a bit, until that carries consequences. Then they'll do as theyre told in order to get an extra few ounces of lentils and pigweed.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:44 AM (Zzbjj)

Bugs, man. I need the protein in that more than what I get out of the lentils.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (ynpvh)

170 Dennis Prager reveals new, unforgivable sin.

https://tinyurl.com/4thns89n
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 07, 2022 11:34 AM (G5eFy)


It was revealed in the Morning Report, amongst other places...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (ZSK0i)

171 160 Time for DeSantis to wall off Florida and start deporting progs.
Posted by: Too soon? at December 07, 2022 11:42 AM (CtCgo

Has he challenged ESG and NetZero yet?

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (Zzbjj)

172 The left is alluding to Ted Cruz's daughter attempting suicide, and being their usual compassionate selves.

I haven't read or heard anything, except from them.

I hope it's not true, but if it is, prayers up for the poor girl and entire family.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (ptqGC)

173 155 Is most of the horde blackpilled?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (44ww/)

At this point? Yeah. Or they've stopped commenting or maybe even reading.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

174
Bugs, man. I need the protein in that more than what I get out of the lentils.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (ynpvh

Bugs are for true believers, kulak!

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:46 AM (Zzbjj)

175 Due to "x" we must reduce the number of filter permits per year modestly down to 80.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 07, 2022 11:46 AM (t3/qz)

176 "The internet was the last new lands; we've nothing better since guns; and cars were the last new transportation-- That's why we're spiraling deeper into totalitarianism." Posted by: People's Hippo Voice

First people got into the internet, next ... the internet gets into them. Max Headroom ... a series where a guy basically downloads his brain to the internet, where it continues to live, after the man comes out of his coma (together they sorta fight the NWO or something, iirc). The new frontier?

Posted by: illiniwek at December 07, 2022 11:46 AM (Cus5s)

177 What do we now?

The "ballot box" is slipping away from us as the last democratic remedy. Politicians that wish us ill increasingly feel, and are, immune to accountability.

Any politician or emerging leader we champion, or who champions us, will be targeted for destruction by a united, inimical State and media working hand-in-glove

Citizens who become activist will be targeted for destruction.

Social media platforms censor us, and our freedom of expression and action are being systematically bound and gagged everywhere.

Our schools subvert every tenet of classical education and work to pervert our children and our culture.

The media, the largest and most powerful propaganda machine in human history, hates us and lies to us and works with religious fervor to distort every event in our public life into a false narrative designed to stigmatize us.

Our right to assemble and protest is now a hazardous undertaking that may land is in prison indefinitely.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 07, 2022 11:46 AM (H8QX8)

178 None of that is a coincidence. *strokes hairless cat inside volcano lair*
Posted by: Klaus Schwab
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Mark Zuckerberg is Mini-Me.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 07, 2022 11:46 AM (Vwz3I)

179 Has he challenged ESG and NetZero yet?

Florida and Texas both have challenged ESG. Net Zero is too new on the stage to even know what actions to take against it, besides obvious things like "don't shut down your base-load power plants".

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:46 AM (ZGrMX)

180 So the world basically becomes a prison. Never saw that coming.

Posted by: ... at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (WRmvO)

181 I used to think that Americans would politely, or not as the case may require, tell someone who said they were restricted to a certain area to FOAD and then move along past them. But then I saw what happened during the COVID lockdowns and I realized that I had horribly misjudged people's innate sense of freedom and their willingness to defend it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (TgNpw)

182 The 'ettes did a burlesque number.
Posted by: spindrift
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Such an imagination...

Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (MhGFn)

183 Has he challenged ESG and NetZero yet?

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022

If he hasn't, he can do that after the wall is built.

Posted by: Too soon? at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (CtCgo)

184 I've pretty much lost faith in our elections. Walker came so close, but Fulton and Cobb Counties came in at the last minute with the usual "absentee ballots." And of course, the GA GOP is fine with it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (ptqGC)

185 So the world basically becomes a prison.

The world is a vampire.

Posted by: Billy Corgan at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (h5TKJ)

186 174
Bugs, man. I need the protein in that more than what I get out of the lentils.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (ynpvh

Bugs are for true believers, kulak!

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:46 AM (Zzbjj)

I can tell you I believe to any level of sincerity you desire, Comrade.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (ynpvh)

187 It was revealed in the Morning Report, amongst other places...

Andrew Breitbart told people to skip the content at the HQ, and some people take that very seriously.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:48 AM (ZGrMX)

188 I used to think that Americans would politely, or not as the case may require, tell someone who said they were restricted to a certain area to FOAD and then move along past them. But then I saw what happened during the COVID lockdowns and I realized that I had horribly misjudged people's innate sense of freedom and their willingness to defend it.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead
___

Yep.

Baaa...Baaa.

Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 11:48 AM (MhGFn)

189 Hello, I hope this finds you well. I am a nigerian prince who has a tidy sum in the bank which I can not withdraw from an atm...

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 07, 2022 11:48 AM (t3/qz)

190 I'd ride my bike but I'd get a sore bone.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (63Dwl)

191 We don't need to re-think cities: we need to eliminate cities. It is within that obscene crush of dense population that we see the ascendency of the idiotic Blue policies. It is within that concentration that we find "...swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance."

Get away from the cities, where both aid and distress are not so readily at hand, and you of necessity grow a higher level of self-reliance.

The loss of self-reliance is the fundamental problem within today's societies.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (K58O6)

192 155 Is most of the horde blackpilled?



Perhaps.

I'm Christ-pilled.

I think the world is fallen. It has always been dying since the fall. As the death of it approaches, the thrashing and wailing will intensify.

But it's death and subsequent tribulations are the birth pains of the coming age, when Christ returns and brings us to our true home.

Therefor, there was and never will be anything we can do about this world, because all men are debased and awash in sin, myself included (and really to a worse extent than most), and expecting a miserable, desperate, depraved world of demonically influenced men to create a utopian existence is absolutely foolish and the only hope we have for any semblance of justice and perfection lies with the return of our Savior and the renewal of our spirit and our minds.

This world-view colors all my opinions of the future.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (G5eFy)

193 The frightening thing is not that they are pushing this, but that significant portion of the population is perfectly fine with acquiescing to living in a open-air prison, as long as they have their panem et circenses.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (fS+AK)

194 Is most of the horde blackpilled?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (44ww/)

At this point? Yeah. Or they've stopped commenting or maybe even reading.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

I'm dealing with enough personal upheaval, it's hard sometimes to read here. Not that I disagree, it just adds to the roiling in my stomach.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (YV6PJ)

195 ...?

Wouldn't every single residence have unique "15 minute" boundaries?

What if you live on the border of one? I need a special pass from the local gauleiter to visit my next-door neighbor?

Imbeciles.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (9UlRk)

196 184 I've pretty much lost faith in our elections. Walker came so close, but Fulton and Cobb Counties came in at the last minute with the usual "absentee ballots." And of course, the GA GOP is fine with it.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (ptqGC)

Kemp got his. Nothing else matters.

And it continues to boggle the mind that Kemp can achieve a runaway victory while Trump's guy Herschel can't beat freaking Warnock.

Oops, there I go, operating under the premise that this wasn't all concocted prior to any election being held.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at December 07, 2022 11:50 AM (KbCG3)

197 Will they endure hardship and be steady under fire?
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They are not steady living in the mom's basement.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 11:50 AM (uia9V)

198 189 Hello, I hope this finds you well. I am a nigerian prince who has a tidy sum in the bank which I can not withdraw from an atm...

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 07, 2022 11:48 AM (t3/qz)

That's okay. The FED has withdrawn my accounts to zero, but I can invest you monies in FTX for you.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:50 AM (ynpvh)

199 China's a basket case with a shiny facade that's held together with duct tape and bailing wire. The Great Oz has nothing on Xi.

Posted by: Klaus Schwab


They certainly have massive problems, but I'm by no means willing to dismiss them as a threat and as a competitor. They're hard working, increasingly educated in things that matter (while we pull our woke puds), and are putting lots of money into a strategically designed military.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 07, 2022 11:50 AM (eOEVl)

200 Saint John the Baptizer ate locusts and wild honey. You don't want to eat bugs. You clearly hate Jesus Christ.

Posted by: David French at December 07, 2022 11:50 AM (vN+oL)

201 194 Is most of the horde blackpilled?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (44ww/)

At this point? Yeah. Or they've stopped commenting or maybe even reading.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

I'm dealing with enough personal upheaval, it's hard sometimes to read here. Not that I disagree, it just adds to the roiling in my stomach.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (YV6PJ)

Yes. This is the story of my life: personal upheaval.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:51 AM (ynpvh)

202 I used to think that Americans would politely, or not as the case may require, tell someone who said they were restricted to a certain area to FOAD and then move along past them. But then I saw what happened during the COVID lockdowns and I realized that I had horribly misjudged people's innate sense of freedom and their willingness to defend it.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (TgNpw)

Telling them to FOAD by yourself has risks.
Tell them to FOAD with a dozen people behind you and that changes things. Doing this just requires some planning and organization.
If the right leaders emerge, civil disobedience becomes a powerful tool.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 07, 2022 11:51 AM (anj39)

203 Wouldn't every single residence have unique "15 minute" boundaries?

What if you live on the border of one? I need a special pass from the local gauleiter to visit my next-door neighbor?

Imbeciles.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (9UlRk)
++++
Potentially. They way Oxford is planning to do it, the boundaries are the major cross-streets that cut across the city. Your neighbor next door probably won't end up in a different zone, but your neighbor across the way might. I assume Oxford's local geography enables that. In non-Oxford, it's probably a different story.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2022 11:51 AM (t0OGg)

204 I hope it's not true, but if it is, prayers up for the poor girl and entire family.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 07, 2022 11:45 AM (ptqGC)

It's true.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (Zzbjj)

205 200 Saint John the Baptizer ate locusts and wild honey. You don't want to eat bugs. You clearly hate Jesus Christ.
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John the Baptist was kind of special. Same deal with Baptists.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (uia9V)

206 MFM spinning... ||TEXAS – Police in Houston were on the scene at the home of Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on Tuesday night after a reported stabbing or cutting incident, reports say.

According to KTRK, ‘officers responded to reports of a 14-year-old with self-inflicted stab wounds on the arms at 7:44 p.m. on Ella Lee Lane.’

The identity of the teenager was not known. Although, speculation grew that is could be Cruz’s daughter, Caroline Cruz, who is 14.

A spokesman for Cruz confirmed to KTRK the incident involved a ‘family matter,’ but said Caroline is ‘OK and there were no serious injuries.’||

A reply to MFM assholes:
Blue Czech @amysmith70 · 12h
We’ll know every detail of “this minor’s” situation, but never know what happened with Paul Pelosi’s attacker 🙃

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (Vwz3I)

207 195 ...?

Wouldn't every single residence have unique "15 minute" boundaries?

What if you live on the border of one? I need a special pass from the local gauleiter to visit my next-door neighbor?

Imbeciles.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (9UlRk)

That's why you all have to live in high-occupancy housing in the MIDDLE of those zones.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (ynpvh)

208 This world-view colors all my opinions of the future.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (G5eFy)
__

Preach it, brother!

Anyone looking for a savior outside Jesus is a fool.

Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (MhGFn)

209 Bitter Clinger - Dennis might be right

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (H+JVN)

210 The day I first heard the mindless chanting from the Ofuckstick crowds of "Yes We Can" and "Fired Up, Ready to Go" which literally each meant *nothing*, that was when I understood how a civilized country could fall precipitously into abject horror.

I knew what and who they were, and I knew they wanted me to know. And I knew why. Very little that has happened since has surprised me.

Posted by: ... at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (WRmvO)

211 At this point? Yeah. Or they've stopped commenting or maybe even reading.


The same thing happened after the '12 and '20 elections. People will come back after they've had a chance to grieve.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (eOEVl)

212 Sit in your pod. Remain in your "15 minute zone." Eat your bugs. Obey your master.
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Again, this has been in the works for decades. It's the UN's Agenda 21. Nancy Pelosi tried to codify it into law in the early 90s.

https://tinyurl.com/2pv4to9c

It's why the push for solar, wind, and EVs came on even though less than 5% of the nation has the slightest interest in it, much less a desire to purchase it. You're going to get it whether you want it or not, and your vote doesn't matter. Matter of fact, they actively worked to make sure your vote can't matter. Did you notice that?

It's this:

https://wildlandsnetwork.org/

This is the UN program to push us into tightly packed cities and have corridors of nature where we can't go. It's being implemented without votes, which is the entire point. Here's just one press release from the site, November 2022:

"The Bureau of Land Management Directs State Offices to “Explicitly Consider Habitat Connectivity” in Land Management Planning"

You didn't vote for the people working in the BLM, did you?

It's real, and it's happening here. It's why EVs are being forced on you.

Posted by: Press Juan For English at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (6WtXA)

213 Heidi and Ted left their kids to the care of nannies and a liberal private school

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (Zzbjj)

214 200 Saint John the Baptizer ate locusts and wild honey. You don't want to eat bugs. You clearly hate Jesus Christ.

Posted by: David French at December 07, 2022 11:50 AM (vN+oL)

I don't want to eat dick or asshole either. Obviously you do.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (ynpvh)

215 Anyone looking for a savior outside Jesus is a fool.
Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (MhGFn)

I'm not looking for a savior on Earth. I'm just looking to not be completely miserable for the short time I'm stuck here.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (9UlRk)

216 The 'ettes did a burlesque number.
Posted by: spindrift
___

Such an imagination...
Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (MhGFn)

i was picturing grass skirts while doing a hula...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (Mkvkw)

217 What if you live on the border of one? I need a special pass from the local gauleiter to visit my next-door neighbor?

Imbeciles.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (9UlRk)

I guess "build bridges not walls" was bullshit all along. Go figure.

Posted by: ... at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (WRmvO)

218 The identity of the teenager was not known. Although, speculation grew that is could be Cruz’s daughter, Caroline Cruz, who is 14.
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Clearly, Hammerfights in Underwear is spreading.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (uia9V)

219 But then I saw what happened during the COVID lockdowns and I realized that I had horribly misjudged people's innate sense of freedom and their willingness to defend it.

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Said earlier, but the mobile phone has radically altered things and society is being reordered around it. Some good - most bad. We are still in the very early stages. How it plays out, I don't know. Not sure if there is any comparable invention in history. I don't think the Car or TV altered things to such an extent. Someone can probably think of something. The phone seemingly gives unlimited freedom, but it gives an easy means for almost total control. Good luck attending a sporting event or concert without a phone.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (sX1BW)

220 Stay out of the express/low emission fast lanes with your smoke belching dinosaur fossil fuel burners
Posted by: Paul

Paul is a troll; but, in this case Paul gives rise to an excellent counter suggestion.

Everyone who can should get in the HOV lanes with their gas burning monsters and go exactly the posted speed limit.
Definitely sand in the gears in major cities.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (TTl/B)

221 'Speed of Gravity' video in the sidebar no worky

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (XvPQV)

222 Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (ynpvh)
You would be tempted too, if you saw my wife's boyfriend's schlong!

Posted by: David French at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (vN+oL)

223 218. It is. Parents have asked the media to respect the daughter's privacy.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (Zzbjj)

224 Is most of the horde blackpilled?

*********

I definitely am, since 2020 I have grown to truly hate and despise our country, and since I have no prospects of being married given that 70% of single women here are woke nuts, without a country and a family I have little left to live for, and think about suicide every day.

My parents are the only thing keeping me going because I can’t do that to them, but once they go, I’m done.

Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (AyhGt)

225 Posted by: BurtTC at December 07, 2022 11:49 AM (YV6PJ)

Yes. This is the story of my life: personal upheaval.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:51 AM (ynpvh)

The trick is not letting the larger world stuff encroach on what just be done, personally. I sincerely try to be as loving and kind as I can be, here on the ground. It's the only way that makes any sense to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 07, 2022 11:55 AM (YV6PJ)

226 Is most of the horde blackpilled?



Perhaps.

I'm Christ-pilled.
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Yep.

This Davos / WEF / UN / Klaus Schwab plan is explicitly mentioned in the Bible. We know where we are and what's coming. It's amazing that people are still doubtful about where we're headed.

Posted by: Press Juan For English at December 07, 2022 11:55 AM (6WtXA)

227 2nd time pointing out today, just past part in Deuteronomy certain insects,ocusts being 1 of them are Kosher so nothing odd about John the Baptist eating them
It would take way more than honey to get them down,kke a few bottles of Scogch perhaps

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 07, 2022 11:55 AM (H+JVN)

228 213 Heidi and Ted left their kids to the care of nannies and a liberal private school

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (Zzbjj)

My problem, minus the nannies. Couldn't home school (I work, my wife is not good at that). Ended up with rebellious, stubborn little assholes. I hope, when they have kids, they can experience the joy of raising little assholes just like themselves, while I chuckle at them, "Hey, they're just like YOU!"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:55 AM (ynpvh)

229 Nah.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2022 11:55 AM (QSjkU)

230 Well, look at those on Section 8. If they work, they lose all their benefits. So they live in approved housing, get their medical and food stamps, with reduced rates on energy and internet. That's seems to be enough for some.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 07, 2022 11:56 AM (uz3Px)

231 215 Anyone looking for a savior outside Jesus is a fool.
Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 11:52 AM (MhGFn)
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Not saviors but guys really worth knowing and understanding:
Aesop
Hesiod
Homer
Thucydides

If thses don't work for you, then:
Wodin
Thor
Frey

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 11:56 AM (uia9V)

232 I'm not looking for a savior on Earth. I'm just looking to not be completely miserable for the short time I'm stuck here.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (9UlRk)

Ditto

Posted by: It's me donna at December 07, 2022 11:56 AM (bs+z0)

233 A borderless country filled to the brim with borders. Well there you go.

Posted by: ... at December 07, 2022 11:56 AM (WRmvO)

234 "The Bureau of Land Management Directs State Offices to “Explicitly Consider Habitat Connectivity” in Land Management Planning"

You didn't vote for the people working in the BLM, did you?

It's real, and it's happening here. It's why EVs are being forced on you.


It's amazing the extent to which a lot of people take the bait on EVs. The goal is no private cars, period. That's why liberals love trains.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)

235 I definitely am, since 2020 I have grown to truly hate and despise our country, and since I have no prospects of being married given that 70% of single women here are woke nuts, without a country and a family I have little left to live for, and think about suicide every day.

My parents are the only thing keeping me going because I can’t do that to them, but once they go, I’m done.
Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (AyhGt)

It hurts us all to find that someone here is suffering. Are you talking to any of them IRL or email?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 11:57 AM (44ww/)

236 Quote Tweet Reuters @Reuters · 41m Official
Twitter owner and Tesla boss Elon Musk lost his title as the world's richest person, according to Forbes, following his expensive bets to buy the social media firm and selling stocks of his electric-car company to fund the $44 billion deal

Seth Dillon @SethDillon · 2m
Twenty-six minutes later they added a tweet to this thread saying Musk was back at number one. A very short-lived celebration for the media. 😂

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 07, 2022 11:57 AM (Vwz3I)

237 My problem, minus the nannies. Couldn't home school (I work, my wife is not good at that). Ended up with rebellious, stubborn little assholes. I hope, when they have kids, they can experience the joy of raising little assholes just like themselves, while I chuckle at them, "Hey, they're just like YOU!"
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:55 AM (ynpvh)


When it came to homework, following rules, and making sure I knew who they were with, I made General Patton look like a pussy

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:57 AM (Zzbjj)

238 I'm not looking for a savior on Earth. I'm just looking to not be completely miserable for the short time I'm stuck here.
Posted by: Warai-otoko
___

*smiles*

I just imagined the Lord singing, "I never promised you a rose garden."

Sin makes the world suck. Not Him.

Fortunately, there is beauty in this world.

Don't let the enemy steal that joy you have within.

Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 11:57 AM (MhGFn)

239 224 Is most of the horde blackpilled?

*********

I definitely am, since 2020 I have grown to truly hate and despise our country, and since I have no prospects of being married given that 70% of single women here are woke nuts, without a country and a family I have little left to live for, and think about suicide every day.

My parents are the only thing keeping me going because I can’t do that to them, but once they go, I’m done.

Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (AyhGt)

I don't hate our country, just the assholes that are running it and the assholes that keep them in power.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:57 AM (ynpvh)

240 >I'm not looking for a savior on Earth. I'm just looking to not be completely miserable for the short time I'm stuck here.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 11:53 AM (9UlRk)

Exactly. I'd be ecstatic if they could just leave my life the fuck alone, but no.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at December 07, 2022 11:58 AM (fS+AK)

241 When I encounter a greenie, or the green curious, I point out two facts to them.

1. The average temperatures are lower now than in 1880, and I carry on my person at all times the US government sponsored documentation to prove it.
2. There are not enough minerals on the planet to convert a fraction of the vehicles, power plants, or houses to green tech that are demanded by the greens.

They either turn red with rage, or simply walk off, since there is no valid argument against either of those facts.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 07, 2022 11:58 AM (lTGtQ)

242 uh...Antarctica
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

Nobody cares about UncleArtica

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (T4tVD)

243 It's amazing the extent to which a lot of people take the bait on EVs. The goal is no private cars, period. That's why liberals love trains.
Posted by: Ian S.
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And it's trivially easy for the big money folks to push the notion. I get pretty much all the mainstream car magazines. In the last six months they've ALL, even Car and Driver, turned into "electric is awesome and we can't wait"

Even though statistically no one wants electric cars. Toss a teensy tiny bit of money at the right people and you can easily get them to proclaim the false gospel for you.

Posted by: Press Juan For English at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (6WtXA)

244 234 "The Bureau of Land Management Directs State Offices to “Explicitly Consider Habitat Connectivity” in Land Management Planning"

You didn't vote for the people working in the BLM, did you?

It's real, and it's happening here. It's why EVs are being forced on you.

It's amazing the extent to which a lot of people take the bait on EVs. The goal is no private cars, period. That's why liberals love trains.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)

Trains are also very efficient when shipping undesirables to the camps.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (ynpvh)

245
I don't hate our country, just the assholes that are running it and the assholes that keep them in power.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:57 AM (ynpvh)

So about half the country, me too

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (Zzbjj)

246 It seems India is the only nation in BRIC that is somewhat stable.

Thoughts?


I thought South Africa was in and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was looking to join.

At least the resulting acronym will be more English friendly

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (z0PdS)

247 That's seems to be enough for some.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 07, 2022 11:56 AM (uz3Px)

I liked the old british sitcom "Only Fools And Horses", but the depressing premise of it was that nobody "worked" in 70's-80's London, but everybody "hustled". Everything was black market. Everything was off the books. You got your benefits, you got your council-appointed housing, and the rest was up to you to get out in the filthy streets and try to make a buck in any way possible just to survive.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (9UlRk)

248 What we're gonna need to do is turn all the oceans and seas into giant batteries. Its easy if you try.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 12:00 PM (uia9V)

249 I have to admit My faith in the Almighty has been sorely tested...

Posted by: It's me donna at December 07, 2022 12:00 PM (bs+z0)

250 Think phone screen need cleaning

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 07, 2022 12:00 PM (H+JVN)

251 It hurts us all to find that someone here is suffering. Are you talking to any of them IRL or email?

*********

Yes the parents finally moved and live next door to me, we’re looking to move again to a deep red state once our lease is up. I can’t stomach living in a blue state ever again.

Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 07, 2022 12:00 PM (AyhGt)

252 My problem, minus the nannies. Couldn't home school (I work, my wife is not good at that). Ended up with rebellious, stubborn little assholes. I hope, when they have kids, they can experience the joy of raising little assholes just like themselves, while I chuckle at them, "Hey, they're just like YOU!"
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:55 AM (ynpvh)
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*grins*

This is a pure joy I experience watching the g-daughters make their mom want to pull her own hair out by the roots.

Hub and I just look at each other and smile.

But being able to to tell her, "They're just like you when you were that age, but you have it so much worse" is a chef's kiss worth savoring.

Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 12:00 PM (MhGFn)

253 grasshoppers instead of carrots.

How about grasshopper chili?

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist to the Stars at December 07, 2022 12:00 PM (Vu7A1)

254 181 I used to think that Americans would politely, or not as the case may require, tell someone who said they were restricted to a certain area to FOAD and then move along past them. But then I saw what happened during the COVID lockdowns and I realized that I had horribly misjudged people's innate sense of freedom and their willingness to defend it.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2022 11:47 AM (TgNpw)

YEP

Prior to 2020, I bought a whole lotta bullshit about Oathkeepers and the like. And not one of the Ex-Special Forces assholes I used to read or listen to (or train with) did jack shit when a literal coup was carried out. There are no leaders. America is dead. We're living in the corpse of Zombie USA as best we can.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 07, 2022 12:01 PM (XvPQV)

255 230 Well, look at those on Section 8. If they work, they lose all their benefits. So they live in approved housing, get their medical and food stamps, with reduced rates on energy and internet. That's seems to be enough for some.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 07, 2022 11:56 AM (uz3Px)

When I owned a duplex, I had a Section 8 applicant check it out. I wasn't approved for Section 8 but didn't know she was Section 8 at the time. Anyway, she kept telling me how she loves her benefits because it's like getting a discount. She was pushing her 20-year-old daughter to apply as well.

No shame. No sense of guilt. Just straight up telling me how much she loves taking from my pocket. I abhor these leeches.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at December 07, 2022 12:01 PM (KbCG3)

256 Saint John the Baptizer ate locusts and wild honey. You don't want to eat bugs. You clearly hate Jesus Christ.

Posted by: David French at December 07, 2022 11:50 AM (vN+oL)

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If I choose to eat your heart instead, you'll find comfort in screaming that I'm partaking of Christ's body and blood.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at December 07, 2022 12:01 PM (uQtS4)

257 I thought South Africa was in and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was looking to join.

South Africa's basically a BLM fever dream basket case now. The last white person out can shut down the power grid.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 12:01 PM (ZGrMX)

258 I don't hate our country, just the assholes that are running it and the assholes that keep them in power.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:57 AM (ynpvh)

So about half the country, me too


Fortunately many self-segregate and identify by their colors (pink hair, inked skin, etc.) So moving often improves your chances of hanging out with Friendlies.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 07, 2022 12:01 PM (z0PdS)

259 What's really dumb about the plan is that I tend to bike ride for shorter trips and drive for longer trips. This plan tries to reverse that, probably because practical mobility is not the goal.

Posted by: Emmie at December 07, 2022 12:01 PM (Emce2)

260 246 It seems India is the only nation in BRIC that is somewhat stable.

Thoughts?
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At 1.4B I doubt they are all that stable. Maybe somewhere around 400-500M they could become stable.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 12:01 PM (uia9V)

261 237 My problem, minus the nannies. Couldn't home school (I work, my wife is not good at that). Ended up with rebellious, stubborn little assholes. I hope, when they have kids, they can experience the joy of raising little assholes just like themselves, while I chuckle at them, "Hey, they're just like YOU!"
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 11:55 AM (ynpvh)


When it came to homework, following rules, and making sure I knew who they were with, I made General Patton look like a pussy

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 11:57 AM (Zzbjj)

Tried that too. They are pig-headed, would rather suffer than give in, dug their heels deeper the more I pushed. I got hurt twice; a nasty spraing and my head hitting the sidewalk. Older one is out and is better now, but still holds resentment saying I "abused" them; Yes, I spanked them when they were little. Maybe the needed the corrections my parents gave me...[which was too much sometimes].

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:02 PM (ynpvh)

262 I have little left to live for, and think about suicide every day.


Live for the Lord, friend.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 07, 2022 12:02 PM (G5eFy)

263 I’m all for red and blue zones with real borders dividing the two

Posted by: Ex-GOP at December 07, 2022 12:02 PM (YTBIQ)

264 So about half the country, me too

*******

Yeah, you can only stomach the people who want you dead so they can enact their green gender fluid dystopia without resistance for so long before something gives

Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 07, 2022 12:02 PM (AyhGt)

265 The identity of the teenager was not known. Although, speculation grew that is could be Cruz’s daughter, Caroline Cruz, who is 14.
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Also the cops said they were on that street not at Cruz's house [and she was outside??]; Cruz spokesman not named.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 07, 2022 12:02 PM (Vwz3I)

266 241 When I encounter a greenie, or the green curious, I point out two facts to them.

1. The average temperatures are lower now than in 1880, and I carry on my person at all times the US government sponsored documentation to prove it.
2. There are not enough minerals on the planet to convert a fraction of the vehicles, power plants, or houses to green tech that are demanded by the greens.

They either turn red with rage, or simply walk off, since there is no valid argument against either of those facts.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 07, 2022 11:58 AM (lTGtQ)

This is why they HAD to adjust all past temperature data to make the current era hotter. It doesn't help their agenda if the 1930s were hotter and the 1970s were colder.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:03 PM (ynpvh)

267 I have to admit My faith in the Almighty has been sorely tested...
Posted by: It's me donna
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Why are you blaming Him?

Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 12:03 PM (MhGFn)

268 The dim evening of the soul.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 12:03 PM (9UlRk)

269 Yesterday evening watched a YouTube video on a few Russians who traveled to Siberia looking for reminisce of Gulags. They are trying to keep a record of the Gulag making electronic map

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 07, 2022 12:03 PM (H+JVN)

270 155 Is most of the horde blackpilled?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 11:40 AM (44ww/)

Why should we fight for lazy bums who won't do for themselves?

Posted by: XTC at December 07, 2022 12:03 PM (UnA8+)

271 Either shop locally by walking or take the bus. That is the plan. They aren't going to say you "can't" drive a car, you will just make the choice that it isn't worth all of the bother.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (t3/qz)

272 246 It seems India is the only nation in BRIC that is somewhat stable.

Thoughts?

I thought South Africa was in and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was looking to join.

At least the resulting acronym will be more English friendly

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (z0PdS)

BRICSK?
oh, BRICKS

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (ynpvh)

273 Why are you blaming Him?
Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 12:03 PM (MhGFn)


I wonder why things are allowed to get the way they are in this World.....

Posted by: It's me donna at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (bs+z0)

274 54 Yankees and Californians fuck everything up.
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 11:17 AM (KMmDq)

Hey .........

Posted by: Anonymous NY Guy in Kalifornistan at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (7iYMW)

275 Just got to this thread. Did anyone research the number of people that work more than 15 miles from their house?

Posted by: Fool Otto at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (DB16e)

276 You know, i never thought about it, but I guess it makes sense that gender fluid would be green.

Like antifreeze. Or mucus.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (9UlRk)

277 No shame. No sense of guilt. Just straight up telling me how much she loves taking from my pocket. I abhor these leeches.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer
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I'd argue that the loss of shame has been a, if not the, major component to the slow fall of western civilization. A functional society needs shame. Citizens need to be kept in line with how others might think of each other based on a common moral understanding.

Even back in the 80s and 90s you would be shocked to see the lowest of the low with bumper sticker containing a curse word on their car or a t-shirt with bad language on it in public. Now it's commonplace among normal people. We've badly lost our way.

Posted by: Press Juan For English at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (6WtXA)

278 Live for the Lord, friend.

********

I try to, some days are better than others

Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (AyhGt)

279 262 I have little left to live for, and think about suicide every day.
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Before you kill yourself take out some the garbage first.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (uia9V)

280 We aren't saying you can't use cash, but isn't paying by CBDC by waving your rfid equipped hand in front of the reader easier? All of the hassle and forms to withdraw $20. Who needs it?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (t3/qz)

281 I thought the whites only egg substitutes were bad, but now I'm seeing commercials for "plant based" eggs. And I recently ran across an ad for plant based stir fry beef.

I'm pretty sure that some time in the last couple of weeks I read an article saying that these plant based protein substitutes actually sucked up more resources than the proteins they were supposed to replace in order to save Gaia.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (z7W9M)

282 I wonder why things are allowed to get the way they are in this World.....
Posted by: It's me donna at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (bs+z0)

Because the alternative would be the utter annihilation of humanity down to the last soul.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (9UlRk)

283 It seems India is the only nation in BRIC that is somewhat stable.
Thoughts?
I thought South Africa was in and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was looking to join.
At least the resulting acronym will be more English friendly

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (z0PdS)

BRICSK?
oh, BRICKS
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (ynpvh)

i was seeing BRICSS or BRISS

wondered if that might be too Jewish...

/Mel Brooks Joke

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 12:06 PM (Mkvkw)

284 261. I never hit them, but I had power of the purse and worked with incentives. But I did things that I resented as a kid, like supervision, tiring schedule, and NOT letting them visit or invite the kids known for negative behaviors and poor parental supervision. I wanted to go to the big HS parties where drinking was common, but the consequences were not worth it, and, in my case, there was always an adult relative prepared to tag along.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 12:06 PM (Zzbjj)

285 Because the alternative would be the utter annihilation of humanity down to the last soul.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (9UlRk)

Just saying my faith has been shaken....

Posted by: It's me donna at December 07, 2022 12:06 PM (bs+z0)

286 272 246 It seems India is the only nation in BRIC that is somewhat stable.

Thoughts?

I thought South Africa was in and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was looking to join.

At least the resulting acronym will be more English friendly

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 07, 2022 11:59 AM (z0PdS)

BRICSK?
oh, BRICKS
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (ynpvh)

Nobody is using the full government titles for acronyms. So BRICSASA

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 07, 2022 12:06 PM (eYoxG)

287 I once heard that most car accidents happen within 10 miles of home, so I moved 15 miles away.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 07, 2022 12:06 PM (t3/qz)

288 282 I wonder why things are allowed to get the way they are in this World.....
Posted by: It's me donna at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (bs+z0)

Because the alternative would be the utter annihilation of humanity down to the last soul.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (9UlRk)

(... or worse, the enslavement of humanity into blindly obedient beings little better than angels, whose love for the Lord would be trivial.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2022 12:06 PM (9UlRk)

289 "I thought South Africa was in and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was looking to join."

yeah, I thought SA was in long ago ... BRICS ... SA may be going downhill now though, not really sure of their current status. Lots of white people leaving, so that should cure all their problems, as it did in Zimbabwe, ha.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 07, 2022 12:06 PM (Cus5s)

290 I'd argue that the loss of shame has been a, if not the, major component to the slow fall of western civilization.

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Shame also has to be reciprocal. We've replaced shame with cancellation. Long ago, shame could lead to cancellation, but only in your little local. You could either atone and be let back in or have to move on, but at least you had another shot.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at December 07, 2022 12:07 PM (sX1BW)

291 Yesterday evening watched a YouTube video on a few Russians who traveled to Siberia looking for remains of Gulags. They are trying to keep a record of the Gulag making electronic map
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Time Teamski

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 07, 2022 12:07 PM (Vwz3I)

292 total blackpill. can't wait for there to be a war and for the formerly faithful to say meh you fight it buddy and bring your kids along to fight as well.

Posted by: nckate at December 07, 2022 12:07 PM (0R0Vd)

293 267 I have to admit My faith in the Almighty has been sorely tested...
Posted by: It's me donna
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Why are you blaming Him?

Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 12:03 PM (MhGFn)

Book of Job--Satan had to have permission from God to do what he did to Job. God may not directly do it, but he allows it (and often we are more than happy to put ourselves in those situations)

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:07 PM (ynpvh)

294 I'd argue that the loss of shame has been a, if not the, major component to the slow fall of western civilization. A functional society needs shame. Citizens need to be kept in line with how others might think of each other based on a common moral understanding.

Even back in the 80s and 90s you would be shocked to see the lowest of the low with bumper sticker containing a curse word on their car or a t-shirt with bad language on it in public. Now it's commonplace among normal people. We've badly lost our way.
Posted by: Press Juan For English at December 07, 2022 12:05 PM (6WtXA)

100% agree. The trouble is, victimhood mentality has turned shame into virtue. "Shout your abortion!" is a point of pride instead of a warning. Being on welfare is curing inequity. Hell, recent history shows that people are happy to be paid to stay at home than find fulfillment in working for a living. Depressing.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at December 07, 2022 12:07 PM (KbCG3)

295 261 Tried that too. They are pig-headed, would rather suffer than give in, dug their heels deeper the more I pushed. I got hurt twice; a nasty spraing and my head hitting the sidewalk. Older one is out and is better now, but still holds resentment saying I "abused" them; Yes, I spanked them when they were little. Maybe the needed the corrections my parents gave me...[which was too much sometimes].
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:02 PM (ynpvh)

My father was a nasty piece of work, but I deserved it (and worse. I knew what the expectations were), and I didn't even get HALF of what HIS father gave him.

Posted by: XTC at December 07, 2022 12:07 PM (UnA8+)

296 I'm pretty sure that some time in the last couple of weeks I read an article saying that these plant based protein substitutes actually sucked up more resources than the proteins they were supposed to replace in order to save Gaia.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin
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It's all pretend. It has nothing to do with saving the planet or the environment. It's a constant shifting to keep you off balance and maintain control.

Look at the absurd bioplastics industry. The worst of both worlds, requiring all of the fertilizer, land use, water, fuel, etc. for crop production, AND chemical production of plastic. And it's not recyclable in normal facilities. And a single container will ruin an entire load of normal plastics. And it doesn't biodegrade any better or faster. It's nothing but waste and confusion, and it's on purpose to make people never know what to do.

Posted by: Press Juan For English at December 07, 2022 12:09 PM (6WtXA)

297 Just got to this thread. Did anyone research the number of people that work more than 15 miles from their house?
Posted by: Fool Otto at December 07, 2022 12:04 PM (DB16e)

research/ silly, no one needs that. we'll just move thier jobs closer to them. or something. they'll just get a small allowance from the govt and won't have to work at that icky corporatist evil capitalistic company any more...

after all, all for the fatherland, comrade...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 07, 2022 12:09 PM (Mkvkw)

298 Why Does God Allow Evil And Suffering?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PNkwLMbw8s

Posted by: SMH at December 07, 2022 12:09 PM (MhGFn)

299 It's like they never read 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm, Darkness at Noon etc. They are pushing this crap like dystopias have never been heard of. They really believe "it just hasn't been tried right yet"

Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 07, 2022 12:09 PM (mP+mW)

300 Nood

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at December 07, 2022 12:09 PM (JMAcK)

301 Keep in mind that England has minimal levels of what US citizens would call 'suburbs'.
The general population are in cities or towns. The remainder are farms. They don't convert farms to housing developments like the US.

Posted by: SMOD at December 07, 2022 12:10 PM (RHGPo)

302 295 261 Tried that too. They are pig-headed, would rather suffer than give in, dug their heels deeper the more I pushed. I got hurt twice; a nasty spraing and my head hitting the sidewalk. Older one is out and is better now, but still holds resentment saying I "abused" them; Yes, I spanked them when they were little. Maybe the needed the corrections my parents gave me...[which was too much sometimes].
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:02 PM (ynpvh)

My father was a nasty piece of work, but I deserved it (and worse. I knew what the expectations were), and I didn't even get HALF of what HIS father gave him.

Posted by: XTC at December 07, 2022 12:07 PM (UnA8+)

My mother was the "creative" one.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 07, 2022 12:10 PM (ynpvh)

303 The same thing happened after the '12 and '20 elections. People will come back after they've had a chance to grieve.

When 3/4 of the posts are about the multitude of ways in which we are f*cked and can't do anything about it, there are only so many times you can comment "Yep, we're f*cked" before you start to sound boring even to yourself.

Posted by: Oddbob at December 07, 2022 12:11 PM (nfrXX)

304 The "adult at the party" ploy was popular when I grew up, and it helped, as long as it was not the adult hosting the bash. I recall my cousin Debbie getting all dressed up for a party across town, only to discover that Uncle Gordon was a few minutes behind her. He was also known to attend concerts until she was an adult, or have her much older brother show up in loco parentis.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 12:11 PM (Zzbjj)

305 Well is protesting worth the energy?

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 12:11 PM (Zzbjj)

306 Good luck getting skilled home repairs, new construction or maintenance. The number of jobs I have worked on 15 minutes from my home over the past few decades is miniscule compared to medium and long range commutes.

Posted by: Fool Otto at December 07, 2022 12:12 PM (DB16e)

307 I have no prospects of being married given that 70% of single women here are woke nuts, without a country and a family I have little left to live for...
Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 07, 2022 11:54 AM (AyhGt)

I can't strongly endorse marriage, unless you want kids. If you do, look south. Either Southern states or south of the border. Or...Eastern Europe, if you can travel and wanna learn the lingo.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 07, 2022 12:12 PM (XvPQV)

308
This is why they HAD to adjust all past temperature data to make the current era hotter. It doesn't help their agenda if the 1930s were hotter and the 1970s were colder.
Posted by: jim

Snowing like crazy here.

Posted by: Infidel at December 07, 2022 12:13 PM (ZEa+g)

309 Xi is having a visit to Saudi soon. [Next week??]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 07, 2022 12:13 PM (Vwz3I)

310 Yes the parents finally moved and live next door to me, we’re looking to move again to a deep red state once our lease is up. I can’t stomach living in a blue state ever again.
Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 07, 2022 12:00 PM (AyhGt)

I will give you my best possible advice man. Get a full-panel blood test done. A lot of gloom can be chemically constructed. If you are uninsured that might cost $800 but the risk-reward for discovering problems is high.

Yes move to a red state and everything else, but take care of the things that otherwise won't change.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2022 12:14 PM (44ww/)

311 I live in an apartment complex out in the boonies. There's A Wally about a mile or so away, the closest grocery store to me. These people are fucking nuts if they think I am going to hike over to that Wally for groceries every day, especially when it's either 110 in the shade or -30 in a blizzard. I'm too old, my sciatica is currently dealing me fits, and my back won't stand carrying even a single day's worth of food and other essentials that far. The Gaia worshippers need to get lives.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at December 07, 2022 12:14 PM (z7W9M)

312 311. I pay for shoprite to bag my groceries and put them in the car.

Posted by: CN at December 07, 2022 12:17 PM (Zzbjj)

313 This is why they HAD to adjust all past temperature data to make the current era hotter. It doesn't help their agenda if the 1930s were hotter and the 1970s were colder.

It's hilarious to me that the climate scientology community has decided on 1980 as the start of global warming.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2022 12:25 PM (ZGrMX)

314 r.e. Balkanize Harder

OF COURSE
This does not apply to the global elite who will be granted gratis free passes. From the air and food and water you consume to the exhalation and shit and pee you daily eliminate no bridge is to far for the GE to demand control for themselves. Your mileage won't vary much.

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315 Unmasked/Unvaxed: sounds like you're having a tough time. I hope you can find your way to navigate the short term to be in the best position to take proper advantage when you do meet that good woman who is surely out there for you.

I know it's hard to be your best you without already being in a good relationship. So I recognize it's a bit of chicken and egg conundrum. But such it has ever been.

I might only add to try working on your personal fitness as a good interim strategy. Find something you like doing that also pays fitness dividends. I'm a big fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which is truly not age limited and a great way to stay in shape, and incredibly addictive in a good way.

Yes, all easier said than done but hopefully you'll make progress.

Posted by: Zek at December 07, 2022 01:56 PM (5FPX4)

316 and you'll need a pass from the local government to be allowed to cross those boundaries

You know this has been done before.
They called them "ghettoes". As in the Warsaw ghetto.

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