Trump touts authoritarian vision for second term: ‘I am your justice’
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:45:23 by Charles_Byrd
Mandatory stop-and-frisk. Deploying the military to fight street crime, break up gangs and deport immigrants. Purging the federal workforce and charging leakers. Former president Donald Trump has steadily begun outlining his vision for a second-term agenda, focusing on unfinished business from his time in the White House and an expansive vision for how he would wield federal power. In online videos and stump speeches, Trump is pledging to pick up where his first term left off and push even further. Click for Full Text!
The Pfizer board has lawyered up
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:42:13 by Charles_Byrd
Albert Bourla, Pfizers chief executive and the Worlds Favorite Veterinarian (TM), has found a lawyer for Berenson v Biden. James P. Rouhandeh, the head of litigation at the 1,000-lawyer firm Davis Polk, yesterday notified James Lawrence, my lawyer, that he is representing Bourla. Click for Full Text!
The American Dunning-Kruger Epidemic (Or Why Ignorant People Are So Sure They’re Right)
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:40:42 by Charles_Byrd
Its time to address an epidemic in the United States. Its one that could be deadly, particularly to liberty. Its an epidemic of Dunning-Kruger. Its why ignorant people are so certain that theyre right. Click for Full Text!
Unpacking “The Conversation” of the Pentagon Papers
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:38:52 by Charles_Byrd
The Pentagon Papers is making the rounds as the big new event of the past couple of weeks. The controversy is over the leaks of strategic briefing documents detailing US future plans for the war in Ukraine. Ive watched this story unfold with a weather eye but wanted to wait to see how it would progress before commenting. I know, not going for the click-bait at the height of the anxiety-pimping is a rare thing these days. Click for Full Text!
The Slow Art of Whole-of-Government ‘Warfare’
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:36:55 by Charles_Byrd
The Washington Post tells us that President Macrons China jaunt has created an European uproar. So it seems. Though on the face of it, his geo-strategic recommendation that Europe should keep equidistant from both the U.S. behemoth and the China colossus, is scarcely so very radical. Yet, whatever Macrons underlying motivations, his comments seem to have touched raw nerves. He is accused of something approaching betrayal. The betrayal of America curiously rather than a betrayal of ordinary Europeans. Perhaps the irritation reflects our habitual love of comfort, normalcy, and a desire to not rock the boat. This normalcy bias keeps ...
‘Christians Are Under Attack’: Detransitioner Oli London Sounds Alarm on ‘Erosion of Free Speech’ After Alleged Riley Gaines Assault
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:34:33 by Charles_Byrd
Social media influencer Oli London, who has made international headlines for his detransition journey, is decrying overt attacks on free speech amid the ever-contentious transgender battle. Click for Full Text!
The Housing Bubble: Owners Trapped by Low-Rate Mortgages, Buyers Thwarted by High-Rate Mortgages
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:31:04 by Charles_Byrd
If as many posit the Federal Reserve has an unstated mandate to generate a "wealth effect" by propping up housing, they've managed to create a no-win situation. As longtime correspondent K.M. recently documented, roughly half of the 50+ million home mortgages in the US were refinanced in 2020 and 2021 to lock in historically low interest rates of less than 4%, with many around 3%. Click for Full Text!
The High Cost of Geriatric Leadership
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:28:56 by Charles_Byrd
On the menu today: Democrats are starting to tear their hair out because their Senate majority is partially nullified or impeded by the continued absence of California senator Dianne Feinstein. Their concern is worsened by the fact that Feinstein, who last voted in the Senate on February 16, has no estimated return date and the fact that she agreed to an attempt to put a temporary substitute on the Senate Judiciary Committee is a de facto admission that she does not expect to return anytime soon. But Feinstein is just one of three elderly or visibly impaired lawmakers who are being less than fully honest with the public about their health and conditions. For a long time, people have ...
Newborn baby surrendered inside Safe Haven Baby Box in Indiana
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:26:39 by Charles_Byrd
A newborn baby was safely surrendered in a Safe Haven Baby Box in Indiana last week. The Monroe Fire Protection District posted to its Facebook page sharing the news. Click for Full Text!
Transhumanism – Using Child Volunteers for Genetic Modification
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:22:20 by Charles_Byrd
The new obsession with transitioning seems odd. There are the fake trans; Dylan Mulvaney and Lia Thomas who have not had physical semi- permanent surgeries and appear to be using it as a means of success. There are the real Trans who just want to be left alone by the frenzy. And then there is experimental transitioning for medical professional training. For the experimental phase, children are the preferred volunteer because their bodies are nubile and their minds are so broadly indoctrinated they believe doctors are demi-gods. Genetic editing is the first course for the Transhuman cult. But of course they dont want to be the guinea pigs for botched medical practices and ...
Antidefamation League Defames Substack Authors
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:19:40 by Charles_Byrd
In this upside-down, inside-out and backwards world we now live in, it shouldnt be a major shock when the Antidefamation League (ADL) turns coattails and starts defaming people and spewing hate speech. Still, it does make ones head spin a bit. The ADL was founded in 1913, with the mission of stopping the defamation of Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. As stated on its website, ADL is founded with the clear understanding that the fight against one form of prejudice cannot succeed without battling prejudice in all forms,1 and to this day, the ADL continues to fight all forms of bias.2 Click for Full Text!
Free Those Who Expose Government Misdeeds, Jail Those Who Try To Conceal Them
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:18:24 by Charles_Byrd
The consistently insightful Branko Marcetic has a new article out with Jacobin titled After the Ukraine Documents Leak, Mainstream Media Is Missing the Story about the way imperial narrative managers have been manipulating the discourse about the information released in the Pentagon leaks by Jack Teixeira. Marcetic criticizes the way mass media outlets like The Washington Post and The New York Times (who actually hunted down and outed Teixeira before the FBI even brought him in) have been dragging the conversation kicking and screaming away from the contents of the leaks into discussions about how bad leaks are and what a bad, bad man Teixeira is. Click for Full Text!
De-dollarization Has Begun.
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:16:38 by Charles_Byrd
Last week, China and Brazil reached an agreement to settle trades in one anothers currencies. Over the past 15 years, China has replaced the United States as the main trading partner of resource-rich Brazil, and as such that shift may have been inevitable. But within the context of recent circumstances, this appears to be another in a series of recent blows to the central role of the dollar in global trade. As the worlds reserve currency, the US dollar is essentially the default currency in international trade and a global unit of account. Because of that, every central bank, Treasury/exchequer, and major firm on Earth keeps a large portion of their foreign exchange holdings in ...
Grown man identifying as 'trans' exposed genitalia to 4 freshman girls
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:13:31 by Charles_Byrd
A Wisconsin school district allegedly failed to address parental complaints after an adult man, identifying as a woman, exposed his genitalia to four freshmen girls in a high school locker room, according to the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL). After a swim unit in a March physical education class, four freshmen girls were showering in the locker room when an 18-year-old male student allegedly entered the changing area, announced he was transgender and then fully undressed in front of the students, according to WILL. Despite being notified of the alleged sexual harassment, Sun Prairie Area School District allegedly failed to address student and parental ...
Court allows abortion pill to remain widely available while appeals proceed
Post Date: 2023-04-23 01:10:44 by Charles_Byrd
The Supreme Court on Friday night granted a request from the Biden administration and a drug manufacturer to put on hold a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that suspended the Food and Drug Administrations approval of mifepristone, part of a two-drug protocol used to end pregnancies in their early stages. The battle over medication abortions, which account for over half of all abortions performed in the United States each year, now returns to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, which is scheduled to hear oral argument in the case next month. The order means that the drug will remain widely available while litigation continues. Two justices indicated that they would have ...
What is the Report from Iron Mountain?
Post Date: 2023-04-23 00:49:54 by Charles_Byrd
In 1967, Dial Press published a book called Report from Iron Mountain: On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace. It remains one of the most controversial works of all time. Who wrote the Report from Iron Mountain? What does it say? And most importantly
is it real? Click for Full Text!
How Quickly Will the Dollar Collapse?
Post Date: 2023-04-23 00:46:49 by Charles_Byrd
This article looks at the factors behind the growing rejection of the dollar for trade settlement purposes by non-aligned nations around the world. They no longer fear political or economic reprisals from America. The dollars monopoly was notably challenged by Saudi Arabia, which removed itself from the USs sphere of influence to that of China and Russia. Consequently, peace has broken out throughout the Arab lands. Click for Full Text!
Anti-work, pro-welfare Democrats are in a food-stamp fury over attempts to cut costs
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:33:20 by Charles_Byrd
Cutting SNAP will lead to homelessness, incarceration and death for 38 million Americans, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-Bronx/Yonkers) howled Monday. Bowman is enraged by a House Republican proposal to encourage some food- stamp recipients to take a job. Click for Full Text!
Our Constitution’s premier amendment sanctioned the fringe New England organization NSC-131’s (National Social Club-Anti-Communist Action) small, short-lived April 1 demonstration in downtown Portland, Maine. The freedom to speak one’s mind and peace
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:31:46 by Charles_Byrd
New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board has determined that Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey, the New York Police Department's highest- ranking uniformed officer, abused his authority by ordering officers to drop the charges against a former police officer arrested for threatening three boys with a gun. Click for Full Text!
Should free speech be infringed when you hear something you don’t like?
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:29:46 by Charles_Byrd
Our Constitutions premier amendment sanctioned the fringe New England organization NSC-131s (National Social Club-Anti-Communist Action) small, short-lived April 1 demonstration in downtown Portland, Maine. The freedom to speak ones mind and peaceably gather to express grievances are sacrosanct rights afforded to all Americans, even members of NSC-131. This self-described brotherhood feels existentially threatened, and its members are stereotypically described as Hitlerian ideologues. Click for Full Text!
Medicaid Expansion Exacerbates Opioid Crisis, Study Finds
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:26:08 by Charles_Byrd
ObamaCares Medicaid expansion, once touted as a solution to the opioid crisis, not only has failed to stem the crisis but may also be exacerbating it, claims a new study from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). Both politicians and policy experts hyped Medicaid expansion as an answer to rising overdose deaths. Others warned that any cuts to Medicaid would surely make the crisis even worse, wrote the FGAs Michael Greibrok and Sam Adolphsen. However, seven years of data has not born this out. Click for Full Text!
Red Cross program giving directions to U.S.-bound migrants under review
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:21:41 by Charles_Byrd
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said his office is reviewing information regarding the Red Cross after a Daily Caller News Foundation report found that the organization had guides for migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, he revealed exclusively to the DCNF in a sit-down interview. Click for Full Text!
Review: Endangered Documentary Exaggerates Threats to U.S. Journalists
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:18:25 by Charles_Byrd
In Belarus, the government imprisons journalists for covering opposition politicians. In Mexico, more than 100 journalists have been murdered since 2000; nearly all those cases remain unsolved. In the United States, a British reporter is unnerved by encounters with hostile Donald Trump supporters. One of these things is not like the others. In the HBO documentary Endangered, directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady nevertheless present them all as evidence of the hazards that reporters and photographers face today, even in "democratic countries where freedom of the press has historically been considered a 'given.'" Click for Full Text!
The Screen of Gyges
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:16:12 by Charles_Byrd
Digital media allows us to create our own brands. We select snapshots of our lives to maintain an image of ourselves we want others to see, though it is sometimes a simulacrum of who we are. Ordinary people armed only with smartphones can gain millions of followers. Like some supernatural gift that confers new powers, we can abuse these tools and lead us to distort our very identities. Click for Full Text!
Will AI Steal Our Jobs (or End Us)?
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:13:35 by Charles_Byrd
Professor Per Bylund joins Bob to debunk the worries over AI and to question whether the latest version of chatbots should even be called "intelligent." Click for Full Text!
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