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A JOURNEY IN THE TWENTY-NINTH CENTURY (1824): ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION

BulgarinA JOURNEY IN THE TWENTY-NINTH CENTURY (1824) – Written by Faddei Bulgarin, who had served in the Polish Legion of Napoleon’s Grand Army in his youth before going on to work for the Czars of Russia. In this fascinating tale an unnamed narrator gets swept overboard in the Gulf of Finland in 1824. The cold water and another element somehow put him in suspended animation and when he comes to he is all the way over in Siberia, where his body was recovered in the waters of Cape Shelagski centuries after he was lost at sea.

The year in which the narrator finds himself is 2824 A.D. and Siberia is by then a warm and comfortable place due to environmental engineering and climactic changes. Homes are all like virtual palaces and the citizens drive around in large wheeled chairs which are powered by steam and travel along rail lines like trains do. The walkways for pedestrians are all covered in order to protect them from precipitation.

Scattered police officers in feathered hats walk the streets, all of them wielding futuristic staffs which combine the firepower of 12 pistols and a large musket. The staffs are made of lightweight materials which make them easy to carry and aim.    Continue reading

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BIDEN GETS DESERVEDLY SLAMMED BY SURVIVORS OF THE DEAD IN AFGHANISTAN AND BY OTHERS

Biden pullout strategyIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the latest fallout from senile yet corrupt Joe Biden’s unmitigated catastrophe of a regime. Usually I focus on how callous and unfeeling Biden’s policies have been for the working class and the poor, or his endless corruption scandals, but this time around I’ll look at more implications of his ongoing failure in Afghanistan. Sleepy Creepy Joe continues to flail around looking for scapegoats but has only himself to blame for his horrendous decision to abandon the previously agreed-upon withdrawal plans and go with his rushed and clumsy approach.

Biden’s decision to abandon Bagram Air base without even telling our allies in the country set in motion all the other falling dominoes and all the ongoing bloodshed. 

biden blood on handsBIDEN GETS DESERVEDLY BLASTED BY FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE SLAIN. One mother even called Biden ” a feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap.” Their expressions of pain and their fury at the incompetent buffoon who caused the deaths of their loved ones can be read about from the Washington Post and others HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

NORTH KOREA RESTARTS WEAPONS-GRADE NUCLEAR REACTOR HALTED UNDER TRUMP. The mess called Joe Biden sows disaster everywhere.

BIDEN’S BOTCHED DRONE STRIKE KILLED MORE INNOCENT CHILDREN THAN IT DID TERRORISTS. Also HERE.

BIDEN REGIME STILL UNABLE TO SAY HOW MANY HOSTAGES IT LEFT BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN.

MOTHER OF MARINE RYLEE MCCOLLUM TO DEMOCRAT BIDEN SUPPORTERS: “YOU KILLED MY SON. THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED UNDER TRUMP“. And remember, Democrats tell us that mothers who have lost children in a war have absolute moral authority and are not to be disagreed with.

MOTHER OF KAREEM NIKOUI, SLAIN IN AFGHANISTAN, SAYS FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM CLOSED HER  ACCOUNTS BECAUSE SHE BLAMES BIDEN FOR HER CHILD’S DEATH AND SAYS HE ROLLED HIS EYES AND TURNED HIS BACK ON HER WHEN SHE CONFRONTED HIM. Does anyone still doubt that Big Tech and their Social Media outlets act as government agents for the Biden Regime?

BIG TECH ALSO CENSORED GRIEVING MOTHER’S REMARKS “You are not the president of the United States Biden!!! Cheating isn’t winning!!! You are no leader of any kind! You are a weak human being and a traitor!!!! You turned your back on my son, on all of our Heroes!!!If my president Trump was in his rightful seat then my son and the other Heros would still be alive!!!!”

TWO FATHERS OF THE RECENT DEAD FROM AFGHANISTAN ALSO BLAST BIDEN FOR HIS CALLOUSNESS AND CULPABILITY IN THEIR CHILDREN’S DEATHS. “We didn’t want him anywhere near us”. Continue reading

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THE BETSY (1978): MOVIE REVIEW

the betsyTHE BETSY (1978) – The popular 1970s television miniseries format proved to be perfect for adapting Harold Robbins’ novels since they were really just glorified soap operas, but for whatever reason this big-screen version of The Betsy attracted some very respected thespians for its cast. Name stars like Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Jane Alexander and others pretty much slummed it in this flick, which was to the auto industry of Detroit as Dallas was to the Texas oilfields and Falcon Crest was to the California vineyards. 

In this decades-spanning saga, Laurence Olivier stars as Loren Hardeman, the patriarch of a Detroit family which dominated the auto industry until recently. Loren is in semi-retirement and seems resigned to letting his grandson, Loren Hardeman III (Duvall), continue diversifying the family’s financial empire since their car business has been in decline.

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Olivier’s Shakespearean talents weren’t really made to handle less grandiose dialects and accents, and his Midwestern American impersonation in The Betsy is almost as funny as his howlingly absurd Yiddish accents in The Boys From Brazil and The Jazz Singer. His oddball American accent as Douglas MacArthur in the film Inchon was bad, but not nearly as bad as the noises that come from his mouth in this movie. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM AUGUST 28th

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north american unviersity stallionsSTALLIONS, INTERRUPTED – The NORTH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY STALLIONS debuted in intercollegiate football last year, but of course Covid wreaked havoc on that historic season, with countless games canceled around the country. Yesterday the Stallions played their first game of their 2021 campaign, so we’ll see how things go this time around.

North American University took it on the road against the LOUISIANA COLLEGE WILDCATS and found themselves on top 14-7 in the 1st Quarter and 34-14 at Halftime. After the break the Wildcats roared back to take a 38-34 lead by the end of the 3rd Quarter. In the end the Stallions held on for a 42-41 victory in this thriller.

Northwestern College Red RaidersRANKED TEAMS ROLLING – The (2) NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS trounced their hosts the PRESENTATION COLLEGE SAINTS (should be the Angels) to the tune of 66-9   ###   Meanwhile the (5) GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS (should be the Zebras) won a 37-10 home stand against the CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY EAGLES   ###   And the (7) BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS won on the road against the CULVER STOCKTON COLLEGE WILDCATS 38-36. 

roosevelt lakers green helmetWAR IN THE WINDY CITY – In this game the ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY LAKERS welcomed the MAYVILLE STATE COMETS. A 14-6 opening Quarter lead by the Lakers was cut to a 24-19 advantage by the Half. In the 3rd Quarter Roosevelt University extended their lead to 30-19 before squelching the Comets’ 4th Quarter rally for a 37-32 victory. Continue reading

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BIDEN ATROCITIES CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE

Kevin JacksonKEVIN JACKSON OVER AT THE BLACK SPHERE WEBSITE POINTS OUT HOW THE BIDEN REGIME IDIOTICALLY HANDED THE TALIBAN A VIRTUAL “KILL LIST” OF PEOPLE IN AFGHANISTAN WHO HELPED THE WEST OVER THE YEARS. Their dying screams will never reach the ears of Joe Biden, the callous, inhuman monster who condemned them to execution or to slow deaths by torture. 

SEVEN BIDEN DISASTERS – It’s no secret that Joe Biden has unleashed at least seven disasters in his first seven months of staying in the White House. The working class and the poor have been the hardest hit, with the Biden Regime not caring. 

biden blood on handsWITH THE BLOOD OF INNOCENTS ALL OVER HIS HANDS, BIDEN TRIES TO AVOID RESPONSIBILITY. A weak and crooked man realizes he’s in over his head. 

REPORTS CONTINUE THAT BIDEN CHANGED TRUMP’S MAY 2022 WITHDRAWAL DATE TO AUGUST OF THIS YEAR JUST SO HE COULD GO ON TELEVISION AND BOAST THAT HE HAD BROUGHT THE TROOPS HOME BEFORE THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11th. How many have died and will die over this shallow, uncaring little man’s shallow attempt at empty symbolism?

CALLING OUT THE RACIST ASSUMPTIONS OF THE BIDEN REGIME REGARDING AFGHANISTAN. “They (Democrats) thought of the Afghanistan people as backward little brown people, just as the Democrats and the Deep State thought of the Vietnamese people as backward little yellow people 60 years ago under LBJ.”  Continue reading

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SPIDER-MAN: 1970s CLASSICS

Marvel’s dominance of pop culture continues, so here’s a look at some classic covers and stories from the 1970s Spider-Man series.  

spidey 113SPIDER-MAN Vol 1 #113 (October 1972)

Title: They Call the Doctor … Octopus

Villain: Doctor Octopus

Synopsis: With the Kingpin, overlord of organized crime in New York City, having been arrested in Las Vegas over in the Captain America & the Falcon comic book series months earlier, a gang war has erupted in New York to fill the power vacuum.  Among the main contenders for the vacant top spot is Doctor Octopus, who employs thugs PLUS scientific advancements to run his criminal empire.  

Meanwhile, as Spider-Man, college student Peter Parker continues his quest to find his missing Aunt May, who ran away after Peter’s girlfriend Gwen Stacy argued with her about May’s refusal to accept that Peter was a grown man now and didn’t need constant mothering. 

Reluctantly, Spider-Man was drawn into the raging Mob War by his archenemy Doctor Octopus. Doing his best to bring down Doc Ock as quickly as possible so he can resume his quest to locate Aunt May, our hero had just used some of Octopus’ own technology against him to defeat him and some of his gangsters. Suddenly, he was attacked by the other top contender in the raging gang warfare – the new crime boss called Hammerhead. Continue reading

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NAVAJO EPIC MYTH – THE WAR GOD VS THE ANAYE

nayanazgeni the navajo god of war

Nayanazgeni the Navajo god of war

Readers have been asking for a Chapter Guide to my exhaustive examination of God Slayer, my title for the Navajo myth about Nayanazgeni, their god of war, and his quest to destroy the Alien Gods called the Anaye. Here it is:

I. BIRTH OF THE ANAYE – This chapter deals with the Separation Myth and how Navajo women’s unnatural sex acts (or liasons with Coyote or possibly Begochidi) spawned the dark, alien gods called the Anaye – click HERE

II. WHEN A GOD DIES – Nayanazgeni (“Alien God Slayer”) notches his first kill as he takes down a gigantic, double-headed Anaye who rides upon a Kaiju-sized cougar – click HERE 

III. VISIONS OF THE SPIDER GODDESS – The war god and his brother set out on a quest to meet their father, the sun god Tsohanoai, and encounter the Spider Goddess – Naste Estsan – who foresees the dangers of their upcoming journey and bestows upon them magical implements to aid them- click HERE    Continue reading

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JOE BIDEN’S “DUMBKIRK” FIASCO STILL RIPPLING

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Joe Biden dem in dementiaIt’s no secret that Joe Biden is hopelessly corrupt and is so inept that a past his prime graft-grabber like him never should have been considered a candidate for any office. His disastrous abandonment of the orderly Afghanistan withdrawal plans that America’s NATO allies and Biden’s predecessor had agreed to continues to yield tragedy after tragedy.

China’s bought and paid for Joe Biden even laughed after being asked about the thousands of Americans and others still stranded in Afghanistan thanks to his failure. He then admitted he STILL has no plans for what to do … and, of course, walked away without taking questions. Garbage. Absolute garbage.

And that unfeeling laughter and quip was almost lost to history as Biden Regime functionaries quickly cut the clown’s microphone, an act they have had to do multiple times during this dithering fool’s public appearances. And the doddering idiot’s tardiness as his handlers scurry to try to make him capable of standing upright continues, even swelling to a five-hour delay a few days ago.

The Pretender has rightfully become an international pinata now that his imbecilic policies have harmed more than just our country’s working class and the poor. There have even been warnings that the UK Parliament may be reluctant to support the United States’ military efforts abroad under Biden. And who could blame them?

Winston Churchill’s grandson, former Army officer, former Member of Parliament and former Minister for the Armed Forces of United Kingdom calls the Administration’s Afghanistan policy an “appalling betrayal of America’s most loyal ally” https://t.co/tcJQdIjyH8

— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) August 25, 2021

“According to reports earlier this week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other G7 leaders asked Biden to push back the August 31 deadline for U.S. forces to leave Afghanistan. Taking the side of the Taliban, who said the U.S. leaving on time was a “red line,” Biden reaffirmed the date. Biden’s rejection of the request has prolonged the diplomatic crisis between the two nations, a crisis spawned by Joe Biden’s callousness and ineptitude.

But Joe continues to do everything his owners in China want him to do. China gets its money’s worth from Joe Biden. Continue reading

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THE YEAR 4338, LETTERS FROM PETERSBURG (1835): ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION

year 4338THE YEAR 4338, LETTERS FROM PETERSBURG (1835) – Written by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevski. Set in the year 4338 A.D. this novel is told through correspondence from Hyppolitus Tsungiev, a Chinese college student in Saint Petersburg to Chinese friends in Peking. In that far future year Saint Petersburg has grown to be a megalopolis so large that it extends all the way to Moscow.

Russia and China are the two dominant world powers in this fictional future. China itself had fallen into a long period of stagnation which ended only with a revival during the reign of Hin Gin during the 3800s. 

Looming over the exchange of scientific talk is the impending return of Biela’s Comet. That object was last seen in 1838 and is set to return in 4339, but its course this time will cause it to collide with and destroy the Earth. Continue reading

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BRITISH NEWS OUTLET CALLS OUT THE DEMOCRAT MEDIA’S ROLE IN BIDEN’S DISASTERS

Biden and techno fascists“He who knows only his side of the case knows little of that”. John Stuart Mill

That quote sums up the reason it is essential to do something that fewer and fewer voters seem willing to do – read and/or watch the media outlets (including social media) of both major political parties. One of the reasons I left the Democrat Party and became an Independent Voter is because of how incredibly biased American news outlets are toward one side or the other.

My standing guarantee to readers is that nothing I write is based only on one side’s media outlets and their interpretation of events. Overall perception – especially from overseas – is skewed by the way the Democrats shrewdly seized and still hold superiority in the Media Arms Race.

If, like me, you read and/ or watch literally over a dozen outlets from each side you begin to realize there is no such thing as a president who is not “divisive.” It’s just that the clueless power players of the Republican Party have so few news outlets compared to the media-savvy Democrats that the illusion of consensus is frequently conveyed. The Democrat Party’s talking points are everywhere. Those of their hapless opposition party, not so much.   

Tiny hands Joe Biden

Corrupt, senile, tiny-handed Joe Biden

Here is a terrific piece from Great Britain – motivated by Joe Biden’s Afghanistan disaster – reflecting on how media complicity and failure to do their job helped put an unfit and thoroughly crooked man like Biden in the White House.

Links are below, but first some excerpts: 

“(the) reason why too few realised what the world was going to get from a Biden presidency is that the US media simply didn’t ask the questions it needed to ask. Before the election a near entirety of the American media gave up covering it and simply campaigned for the Democrat nominee.” (NOTE FROM BALLADEER: And so did the near entirety of the British media and other European media.)

“It was the same with the Big Tech companies … during the 2020 race they did everything they could to get Biden in. That included – and this cannot be said often enough – effectively muting America’s oldest newspaper: the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, which contained serious allegations of corrupt tail-coating by Hunter and other members of the Biden family when Joe was vice-president. But Big Tech restricted the story from being shared and almost no other journalists bothered to follow it up.”

media bias“Instead, they just hung on his every incoherent sentence and accepted his pronouncements (generally beginning with “Look”) as if they had any more idea than he did about whatever point he was forever struggling to make.”

“Until you see it up close you just cannot believe the cravenness of most of the American media. Last month the CNN presenter Don Lemon was selected to quiz Biden at a “town hall” event before the cameras. Biden was, as usual, meandering and unfocused as though lost in the fog of his own sentences. But Lemon would not press him properly … It wasn’t journalism. It wasn’t even kindness. He was rooting for the president.”

The piece went on to cover some of the tragic events in Afghanistan, such as … 

“… Afghan women trying to push their babies over barbed wire to US troops so that they will take them out. Men trying to hold onto the sides of the last planes heading out of Kabul. Bodies falling from the sky as their attempt to hold on fails thousands of feet up in the air.”

What was Biden’s response to all this? It was to give a belligerent press conference explaining that all this was perfectly as it should be, and as he had expected, and that he stood by his decision. And what did Biden do after he’d just about managed to read that teleprompter script? He walked away without taking any questions. That was it. If Donald Trump had done any such thing, let alone after such a catastrophe, the US media would have declared it the work of an unaccountable dictator.”

(NOTE FROM BALLADEER: And the British and other European media would have mindlessly parroted those frantic claims like they did every single other over the top and pathetically propagandistic criticism of Trump during his entire term. They are just as culpable as the Democrats’ media outlets.)

And on Joe Biden’s callous and angry disregard for those bodies falling from the sky by saying “That was four days ago, five days ago!” the newspaper piece said this:

“Does the passage of five days make something ancient history in the fog of Biden’s head?” (NOTE FROM BALLADEER: And on top of that, it had only been two days, not four or five.). Continue reading

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