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Facebook: The Government’s Propaganda Arm?
Facebook: The Government’s Propaganda Arm? "The notion that government officials could be using positions of power in the private industry to advance a statist agenda is disturbing, but the fact that most Americans are unaware of this is far worse."
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Trade War Causing Severe Pain As Farm Bankruptcies Surge Way Past The Level From The Last Recession
Trade War Causing Severe Pain As Farm Bankruptcies Surge Way Past The Level From The Last Recession "Farmers all across the middle part of the country are going bankrupt at an astounding rate, and over half of all farms in America are now losing money.  The trade war with...
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Dr. Lao for President
     “the whole world is a circus, if you know how to look at it.”  – Lao The best of actor Tony Randall’s motion pictures was his 1964 film 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, in which he appears as a 7,300 year old Chinese mystic, Dr. Lao. This man owns a traveling circus comprised of seven mythical characters – among them Pan, Merlin, and the Medusa – each of whom is played by Randall. The circus arrives in a town in the Western United States, where the mythic beings upset the political apple-cart of a local politician who schemes to profit...
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The Art of Propaganda
I really enjoy reading the books of John Buchan (see my previous article on Buchan). Primarily I speak of the series of thrillers that feature Richard Hannay, including the most popular Thirty-Nine Steps (1915). And I say this notwithstanding the observations of his work as a writer, his career in government service, and his character that I will present in this essay. In 1921 Buchan’s  The Path of the King was published. It consists of 14 chapters, each a vignette from a brilliantly evoked historical period, following chronologically from the death of a Viking king (Chapter 1) to the childhood...
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<div>What's Up With Australia's 80 Tonnes Of Gold At The Bank Of England?</div>
Submitted by Ronan Manly of BullionStar Recently, news network RT.com asked for comments on the question of the 80 tonnes of the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) gold reserves and their supposed storage location at the Bank of England's gold vaults in London. Based on some of those comments I made, RT has now published an article in its English language news website at www.rt.com about this Australian gold that the RBA claims is held in London. The RT.com article, which was published on 18 February 2018, is titled "Hey UK! It's not just Venezuela, what happened to Australia's gold?", and can be read in full...
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This week Elizabeth Warren proposed a fantastical entitlement program to provide free or affordable childcare to every single American family with a young child - suggesting that the program would cost $70 billion a year.  As Breitbart's John Carney notes - the whole plan is absurd; not because the price tag is so expensive, but because it's way too cheap.  Start with the basics. There are around four million babies born in the U.S. every year. That means there are approximately 20 million children under school age who could be enrolled in a national childcare program. Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi and Sophia Koropeckyj, the economists behind Warren’s...
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Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, In an extremely weird article titled “Russia is backing a viral video company aimed at American millennials”, CNN reports that Facebook has suspended popular dissident media outlet In The Now and its allied pages for failing to publicly “disclose” its financial ties to a subsidiary of RT. According to CNN, such disclosures are not and have never been an actual part of Facebook’s official policy, but Facebook has made the exceptional precondition of public disclosure of financial ties in order for In The Now to return to its platform. I say the article is extremely weird for a number of...
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The New Police Motto
Being a police officer was not just a career for me- for better or worse it defined me.  Period. Both my grandfathers were New York City cops; my late father was a Lt. in the New York City Fire Department; my uncle was a New York City cop for three years before he made the right move and switched over to the New York City Fire Department where he retired as a Battalion Chief. One of my cousins is a cop in the New York City suburbs.  Another cousin is a former New York State correction officer and yet another...
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Hub spreekt: Rokers willen actie
De ouderen onder ons herinneren zich nog de spreuken als “roken moet mogen“, of “roken, we komen er samen wel uit“. Intussen mogen we bijna nergens meer roken. En moeten van de rechter de laatste rookruimtes worden gesloten. En wordt in sommige gemeentes zelfs het roken op straat verboden. Hub schreef het volgende artikel in […]
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Onzichtbare vrienden, wie heeft ze niet?
Onzichtbare vrienden, wie heeft ze niet?
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EROI, De Vergeten Energiemaatstaf
We horen veel over zogenoemde alternatieve energie en de opwekking daarvan en hoe goed het zou zijn voor ons en de economie. Sommigen gaan helemaal overboord als ze praten over de ‘vergroening’ van de economie en daarbij worden veelal de alternatieve energiebronnen opgenoemd. Wat wel eens wordt vergeten is dat we een solide energiemaatstaf hebben […]
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British Woman Arrested For Calling A Transgender Woman A Man
British Woman Arrested For Calling A Transgender Woman A Man "Aside from the tyrannical actions of the police and the odious 'malicious communications' law, does anyone really believe that by arresting people who don't agree that a man is actually a woman, you are going to change anyone's mind?...
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E-Verify Threatens Us All
By: Ron PaulIn addition to funding for a border wall and other border security measures, immigration hardliners are sure to push to include mandatory E-Verify in any immigration legislation considered by Congress. E-Verify is a (currently) voluntary program where businesses check job applicants’ Social Security numbers and other Information — potentially including “biometric” identifiers like fingerprints — against information stored in a federal database to determine if the job applicants are legally in the United States.Imagine how much time would be diverted from serving consumers and growing the economy if every US business had to comply with E-Verify. Also, collecting...
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Remembering Burt Blumert
By: David GordonToday would have been the 89th birthday of Burt Blumert, one of the greatest personalities of the modern libertarian movement. Burt was the indispensable man behind the scenes and was a key figure in the Mises Institute, the Center for Libertarian Studies, and LewRockwell.com. He was one of Murray Rothbard’s closest friends; and when you met him, it was easy to see why Murray liked him. He was a genial and kind person and a source of wise counsel to all those fortunate to know him. Burt was the founder of Camino Coins and a principal figure in...
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Mark Thornton: Is the Bust Here?
By: Mark Thornton, Jeff DeistWith stock markets in turmoil earlier this week, the Mises Institute's resident expert on booms and busts joins Jeff Deist to make sense of it. Will new Fed Chair Jerome Powell do everything possible to prop up markets, or will he be more hawkish than Janet Yellen? What kinds of indicators does Mark look for to predict trouble (hint: it's not the VIX). Why does the volume of margin loans matter, and why is the Russell 2000 Index a better predictor than the Dow or Nasdaq? Are cryptocurrencies now bound up with macro trends? And is Austrian...
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