Profile and commentaries of Jake
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Last commentary posted on Friday, July 28, 2017
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 James Howard Kunstler
Words and Deeds  (8)
Jimmy, you are full of it up to your eyeballs today. President Trump is the answer, not the problem.
The real issue in need of exploration is how does Trump, who is actually an Independent, flip this thing and get an Independent Congress elected? We continue to see "the evil party" and "the stupid party" doing the same old, same old, but what we need is an Independent group for long enough to fix...
7/28/2017 at 7:00 PM  3  4  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Do You, Mr. Jones…  (6)
Then what? Since Trump was elected as an NFL punt type kick to the balls of the establishment, we Deplorables would kill them, mayhem would reign, and a whole lot of what we know would be destroyed, burned or blown up. After THAT, then what?
They better not try anything other than governing under the Constitution because the Trump support is increasing while disgust with the establishment and it...
5/25/2017 at 1:19 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
Trump and the Dying White Male Underclass  (4)
Go F yourself Mr. flaming bird. I suppose people a thousand years ago commenting on the Plague were despair bloggers too? I'm OK but I live in this shithole called Illinois and pretty much everything your untermenschen straw men struggle with is a feature of everyday life. They are depressed and despairing because of the destruction in their lives wrought exactly by your f'ing Federal Reserve and Ivy Lea...
4/3/2017 at 5:44 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Trumpxuberance… Until It’s Not  (4)
Jim, after a trip to Walmart, if all Trump does is make it more difficult for 400 pound 30 somethings wearing shorts in the winter time from getting more tattoos, I am down for it!
12/13/2016 at 5:04 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Wounded Elephant  (5)
Still waiting for Pinochet? Hillary would probably cause a revolt at some point so who knows?
I think we would be a lot better off with Trump than Hillary. You mention the Fourth Turning. Trump looks a hell of a lot more like Strauss & Howe's "Grey Champion" than the worn out kleptocrat authoritarian opposing him.
10/11/2016 at 6:20 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Burning Down the House  (7)
Careful Sam. The cabal is way more likely to send a Wild Weasel after you than actually remedy any of our real problems. It is a conspiracy to enrich themselves while instituting a neo-feudalism.
I fear next on their agenda after taking possession of all assets will be to thin out the herd. The filthy bastards are all big time Malthusians. I think they would all make very attractive decorations...
8/15/2016 at 8:57 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Going Full Whig  (7)
The people supporting Trump, Cruz, Carson are the same people who would fight a civil war against Hitlery, Barry Obongo, Black Lives Matter, La Raza, college radicals and assorted filth and dirtbags.
If there is a civil war it would in my opinion result in the more conservative warriors garnering a victory that would lead to a modern day Caesar or a Pinochet which would be a lot better than what t...
3/2/2016 at 4:51 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Worse Than 1860  (16)
The GOP Establishment are the only group opposing Trump within the GOP in any meaningful way. The GOP voters absolutely hate the party Dons and fully intend to rub their Ivy League $hithead faces in dog crap for all their lies and betrayals.
Trump will garner the overwhelming majority of traditional Republican voters because this time around no one cares about what somebody did or thought about g...
1/18/2016 at 6:54 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Pretend to the Bitter End  (21)
I think you have seriously mischaracterized Trump and Hitlery. Her intelligence is not obvious, but her greed certainly is. What exactly do you think Trump would do to so roil the nation that a coup would be attempted? He is the only guy not interested in telling everyone what to do. I can only imagine the length of the list of proclamations and proscriptions emanating from the stroked out basket case.<...
1/5/2016 at 9:58 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Take comfort, libertarians, the future is ours  (6)
I have heard of rapid prototyping using 3D. My nephew invented an accessory for the Raspberry computer board and makes them on a 3D printer. If you do not know how to light a fire you look it up online and learn what to do immediately. I have learned how to build and repair guns online. How to repair my snowblower online, my dishwasher, my washing machine and numerous other things.
The people w...
12/21/2015 at 12:41 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Fedpocalypse Now  (17)
I can feel it too. The part about people wishing they had gone to cash highlights a new problem. If you sell and put your cash in a bank it can be blocked from withdrawal because of a bank crisis, bank run and so forth. It could be Cyprusized and all the balance over $100K could be "donated" to the government as a one time deal. You could be bailed in and have your balance converted to worthless bank st...
12/14/2015 at 8:36 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Spectacle So Far  (10)
The fan has been struck by a lot of "stuff." Watch out for the final act which many have not anticipated. The Austrian School's flucht in die sachwerte or "escape to things of value" leading to a "crack-up boom" (katastrophenhaus) may focus itself on a run to the tallest midget. The US Dollar, GOLD, and the US equity market may be the target of foreign funds seeking refuge or the possibility of salvaging...
8/11/2015 at 7:36 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Must Be the Season of the Witch  (26)
I have expected this for some time. There is zero satisfaction in being right.
10/9/2014 at 5:04 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
War Zones  (27)
Well Jim, when you have a phony baloney never had a real job President, and as you say a walking haircut Sec'y of State and think the Federal Reserve should not be burned to the ground with all the Ivy League shitheads in it, you get this kind of world.
7/23/2014 at 4:49 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
We Are All Ninja Turtles Now  (21)
I call this the dufus uniform. Yesterday a 350 lb. boob wearing the "uniform" drove across my freshly blacktopped parking lot after deciding the yellow tape, sawhorses and orange cones every two feet must be decorations. I guess it makes sense on some level if you think that gorgeous hue of green used for tattoos is attractive and worthy to use for self decoration. I think Mencken's Boobus Americanus has...
7/9/2014 at 3:19 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James West - Midas Letter
A False Requiem for Gold and Silver  (6)
Actually a 225% gain in ten years. $400-800 is a 100% gain. $400-1,300 is a 225% gain. Three times the ten yr. ago price is correct, but not 300% gain. The overall point is still valid that gold was not a stupid thing to hold.
4/28/2014 at 5:15 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Snapback  (20)
Jim probably doesn't even know a Tea Party guy. People who want government constrained by the Constitution seem to terrify lib/progs. Beats me!
10/23/2013 at 7:03 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Dreamtime  (30)
Mr K, I believe you have hit a very large nail precisely and powerfully and right square on the head. As an observation of the current situation this piece is incredibly accurate IMO.
To amplify what another commenter has said, we are not running out of oil or gas. The EROI or energy return on investment is changing for the worse. We are down to 9-1 from 100-1 a century ago. Tar sand is 4-1 ret...
7/31/2013 at 6:44 PM  6  1  Rating :  5 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Things went awry  (19)
Good luck. By summer you won't even remember it most days.
3/19/2013 at 5:40 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Some Sunny Day  (26)
Great article. As an Illinois resident, I'm already living it. Amazing how the moron class picks an unaccomplished incompetent from the government of the most dysfunctional, most bankrupt state in the Union. Twice.
The people he left behind are working hard to fill his non existent shoes. There is a drug cartel war in Chicago. 500 dead in 2012. Obongo's acolytes have the answer. Take away g...
1/7/2013 at 4:35 PM  9  2  Rating :  7 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Empty Pageantry  (23)
I can't believe you are acting the apologist Jim. Obongo is an incompetent who could never on his best day win a debate on the issues. All of his issues are mere unexamined slogans. He's just lucky he only had to debate McCain previously whose whole mission in life seems to always be the "bigger man" even if it means losing.
What you saw last week was the difference between a driven winner who a...
10/8/2012 at 11:23 PM  11  4  Rating :  7 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mac Slavo - Shtfplan
What are the MiliPolice Planning On Doing With These Heavily Armored Vehicles  (24)
Looking at the markings I think they are sending these to the border. It is probably wise to expect IED's on smuggling routes. Hopefully they are protecting the BP and not on some crazed plan to forcibly collectivize everyone.
9/20/2012 at 6:41 PM  5  2  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - Shtfplan
What are the MiliPolice Planning On Doing With These Heavily Armored Vehicles  (24)
Anybody who has watched Bomb Squad Afghanistan on TV knows that all of these are just fresh meat for the Jihadis. People will figure out how to deal with them real quick. Just another big waste by big idiots. Maintainence cost on uparmored Hummers is staggeringly expensive as well.
9/20/2012 at 6:35 PM  5  2  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - shtfplan
Report: Nearly One In Five Americans Have No Money to Put Food on the Table  (4)
The Obongo administration control freaks will refuse to stop corn ethanol since they are Malthusians. Methanol is better fuel, can be made from natgas or coal, needs no subsidies to be profitable.
8/23/2012 at 10:33 PM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The AFTA Act of 2012  (102)
AMEN! Even worse, I get robo-calls all the time to remind some unknown person they have doctor appointments. It might be nice to include a "if you received this call in error" number so a Good Samaritan could tell them they have f'd up.
8/20/2012 at 8:43 PM  38  5  Rating :  33 Permalink
 Rick Ackerman
Knight Capital: Just a Warm-Up for the Big One  (37)
"Skynet became self-aware"
8/9/2012 at 6:10 PM  12  3  Rating :  9 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
What the Summer Breeze Said  (21)
Unfortunately, I concur. I'm considering going into the fan shit removal business because a lot is due to hit.
7/24/2012 at 4:07 AM  20  0  Rating :  20 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Rising  (20)
I agree that the use of "lamp post" in conversation is on the rise. I myself have expressed a desire to see lamp posts "decorated" with criminal bankers and pols.
I'm fuzzy on the date but didn't the good people of New Orleans decorate lamp posts with dozens of Mafiosa in about 1892? It caused an international incident between the US and Italy and I think some minor functionary apologized to the ...
7/16/2012 at 7:12 PM  24  5  Rating :  19 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - shtfplan
Body Armor: Because If You’re Shooting Down Range, You Can Bet Someone’s Shooting Back At You  (8)
Plate carrier type is a good choice for a SHTF defensive situation and will store much better. Fabric body armor has a "shelf life" and after a few years begins to degrade and lose more and more ability to protect. I can probably make or barter for a replacement plate but I doubt I would be able to home spin new Kevlar.
5/2/2012 at 4:18 PM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Elegy  (15)
I have been there and it is beautiful. I actually am now considering a driveabout of the non-Gary part of Indiana which I'm sure is very nice. Gary should be flattened and returned to greenfield status. Only 100 years ago it was just that. Engineers from United States Steel were sent from their Joliet, Illinois facility to plot out and plan a new steel plant there. Illinoisans are unfortunately respons...
5/1/2012 at 5:37 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Elegy  (15)
I was born only a few miles from Indiana but we never went there. I'm 56 and I may have been there three times. Chicago is literally across the street from Indiana and if you ask someone there if they have been to Indiana you get a blank stare. We never go there but have no idea why.
Notre Dame people are the only Illinoisans who venture forth to "Wander Indiana." Them and the adventurers who ...
5/1/2012 at 2:50 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Juked by Medicine  (12)
The question isn't whether you have high cholesterol. It's whether you have any artery blockage resulting from it. If you aren't predisposed to blockage it isn't going to happen regardless of what your "good" or "bad" reading is.
Many of these guys won't tell you there is also a ratio of good to bad that some believe is more important than what the numbers are. My numbers are high but the ratio ...
3/21/2012 at 3:25 PMPermalink
 Doug Casey
How to Prepare for When Money Dies  (2)
I think Gary is incorrect regarding Argentina. The Kirchner regime is dazzlingly corrupt and is swarming with communists and collectivists of various stripes as well as narcotraficantes and turns a blind eye to AL QAEDA in the tri-border no man's land.
They deny police protection to the regions not in line with the regime. A police state can tactically have too many or too few police depending...
9/30/2011 at 3:53 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Rainmakers  (12)
Any less plausible than what this stunad Obongo is promising? "Just let me tax everybody to death and then after a couple of more vacations I'll create green union jobs for everybody with free health care to boot. Don't be put off by the fact I've never actually had a job until now. If I knew how many vacations and how much golf you get to play when you have a job, I'd have gotten one 25 years ago like a...
9/20/2011 at 4:21 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James howard kunstler
Perestroika  (17)
I'm a right wing Christian and I've never heard of these Dominionist guys. Sounds like an invention out of a political dirty tricks manual.
If they are real, explain please how they are any worse than the Unitarian extremist crackpot we're being subjected to now?
Personally, I feel Perry's greatest attribute is that he didn't go to an Ivy League school like the gaggle of elitists who hav...
9/6/2011 at 5:30 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Man Down  (9)
I can only smile thinking of some post oil reality. It might not be comfortable, but can you imagine a place where, just because I am a man, I could trade Debbie Wasserman Schultz or Contessa Brewer for a camel or a used AK? LOL!
6/21/2011 at 3:39 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Memorial Day: Enter Hitler, Release 2.0  (16)
Big zero today James. Expresses shocking ignorance of the population outside your trendy enclave.
Somehow you imagine a woman with five kids who is a self made millionaire is a couple of different enterprises and was a young governor is somehow a danger? Her competency is a danger? Have you seen this socialist clown in the office right now? A guy who just somehow happens to know every GD commi...
5/31/2011 at 5:20 PM1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Lying is the new Normal  (11)
I don't understand James' reflexive insults to people who don't live in NYC. Who is more likely to already be making things by hand? The midwesterners he makes snide comments about or the wine and croissants crowd in the Village? The average Tea Party guy, whom he has never actually hung out with for a day (that's an open invitation by the way) is far more likely to share his feelings and ideas and aspir...
5/3/2011 at 4:21 AMPermalink