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It’s time to start thinking about inflation

In the year 215 AD, the young Roman Emperor Caracalla, then just 27 years of age, decided to ‘fix’ Rome’s perennial inflation problem by minting a brand new coin. Caracalla’s predecessors over the previous several decades had ordered an astonishing debasement of Roman currency; the silver content in Rome’s ‘denarius’ coin, for example,

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How to choose a mascot that won’t be controversial in 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an evergreen tree? Perhaps the smell of pine. Or a wooded trail by a babbling brook. Or maybe even Christmas. However, for one member of the Board of Education in Portland, Oregon, the first thing that comes to mind is

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YouTube censors panel of medical experts over Covid-19 “misinformation”

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. YouTube censors panel of medical experts over Covid-19 “misinformation” The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis recently held

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Some clear thinking on the yesterday’s massive deficit announcement

Every single month, the US Treasury Department is legally obliged to publish monthly financial statements to the public. This is typically a pretty boring ritual which attracts minimal fanfare; few people pay attention, or even care to look at the federal government’s accounting of its assets, liabilities, income and expenses. Yet yesterday’s financial

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“If a lie is only printed often enough, it becomes a quasi-truth. . .”

Isabella Blagden’s 1869 novel The Crown of a Life wasn’t exactly a smashing success. The book is actually pretty captivating. But literature at the time was dominated by titans like Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Dickens, Bronte, Jules Verne, and George Eliot. And Blagden’s work didn’t stand a chance against such lofty competition. That’s why few

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The most normal place in the world

Two days ago, in its infinite wisdom, the government of Chile announced that they were once again closing the national borders and putting the country back into lockdown. I had been in Chile since late February, spending time at our farms and touring our agriculture operations after a successful harvest season. But needless

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Masks containing harmful chemical distributed to schoolchildren

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Parents against critical race theory placed on enemies list A Facebook group called “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County,”

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Once again, Congress wants to go back in time to steal your money

By the early 13th century, beset by endless wars with France, internal rebellion among the royal family, and a costly fight with the Church, England was heavily in debt and running out of funds. To bring in some quick cash, King John demanded that his nobles pay a much heftier tax rate. And

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It’s officially an offence now to LEAVE England

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. It’s officially now an offence to LEAVE England After four hours of debate yesterday in the House

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Let Them Eat Woke

On October 6, 1789, a group of French peasants surrounded the country estate of King Louis XVI of France and demanded that he and his family relocate to Paris. The people were sick and tired of the king living the luxurious palace lifestyle at their expense. And, fearing what might happen if he

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Freedom saves lives too

On the evening of December 12, 1799, George Washington, who at that time was 67 years old and happily retired from public life, came down with a minor cold and sore throat. The next day he lost his voice and began having trouble breathing. On the morning of December 14, his wife Martha

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Just… wow. Social Justice is on full tilt this week

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Columbia University to hold separate but equal graduation ceremonies In addition to its main online graduation ceremony,

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Professor of Government Ethics helped cover up COVID nursing home deaths

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Does this Amazon box look like Hitler to you? Amazon’s logo is meant to resemble a smile.

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At a certain point, even the Gestapo had to stop cancelling people

On April 26, 1933, the interior minister for the German state of Prussia issued a decree creating a new secret state police, or Geheime Staats Polizei, abbreviated: Gestapo. The Gestapo was tasked with stamping out all opposition to Germany’s new Chancellor and the party he brought to power one year earlier. It operated

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The CDC is about to be canceled by Google and Facebook for COVID heresy

On Friday afternoon, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (still called the CDC, even though they added a ‘P’) released a heretical report about mask-wearing and COVID-19. The report, authored by at least a dozen medical doctors, PhD researchers, and, bizarrely, a handful of attorneys, examined how mask mandates across the

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Canada public health wants children in solitary confinement

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. White People Shouldn’t Translate Black Poetry Amanda Gorman— a poet who happens to be Black— rose to

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China “Accidentally” uses Anal Swab tests on US Diplomats

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. China “Accidentally” uses Covid anal swab tests on US Diplomats In January we mentioned that China began

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“Nobody owes more than the law demands.”

There used to be a show from the 90s called America’s Funniest Home Videos, where host Bog Saget would show silly home movies that people sent in from across the country. The videos typically featured people doing stupid things. And if the video was funny enough, someone could have won the $100,000 grand

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“Chestfeeding People” is the New Gender Inclusive Term in UK Hospitals

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. “Chestfeeding People” is the New Gender Inclusive Term in UK Hospitals The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

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This free gift from the government is going to expire in a few years

In the early first century AD, in the final years of his reign, the Roman emperor Augustus imposed a new tax on his subjects called the vicesima hereditatium. In Latin this means literally “twentieth of inheritance”, and in effect it was a 5% tax (i.e. 1/20th) on money and property that was inherited

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This simple Plan B option can make an enormous difference

One of the most important lessons that a lot of people learned the hard way last year was how important it is to have OPTIONS. Nearly everyone on the planet suddenly experienced, almost in unison, an astonishing loss of freedom, practically overnight. Local public health officials went from being little-known bureaucrats to being

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Japan’s stock market finally surpasses its level from 30+ years ago

On April 3, 1948, when Europe and Japan were still smoldering from the devastating effects of World War II, the United States government passed a massive stimulus bill that became known as the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan was highly controversial; the US national debt was at an all-time high in 1945 due

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New Covid Guidelines: “Stay Away from your Loved Ones”

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. California Public Health Department: “Stay Away from your Loved Ones” “Love means staying away,” according to the

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An absurd look at the Marxist, ultra-woke “education” system in 2021

In honor of Black History Month, schools across the Land of the Free are adopting a curriculum that’s being pushed from the organization Black Lives Matter. Curiously, the “Black Lives Matter at School” curriculum has absolutely nothing to do with history, let alone black history. Instead, the organization presents an entirely Marxist, ultra-woke

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Move over Bill Cosby. Here come the Covid Criminals

Earlier this week, the right honorable politicians of the United Kingdom rolled out strict new Covid travel rules. Bear in mind that the UK already has some of the strictest Covid rules in the world right now. People must stay at home and only go out if they have a “reasonable excuse”. Anyone

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With apologies to drunken sailors everywhere. . .

The year was 1977. Disco was in. Star Wars was the biggest movie of the year. The world’s first personal computer was announced– the Commodore PET, which came with 8 kilobytes of memory. And the Gross Domestic Product of the United States reached $1.9 trillion– more than double what it had been just

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Google Deletes 100,000 negative Robinhood reviews

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Google Deletes 100,000 negative Robinhood reviews Last week we talked about how YouTube was deleting “dislikes” on

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Elizabeth Warren is “calling your bluff”

Herodes Atticus was born in the year 101 AD into a wealthy family in Greece, which at the time was part of the Roman Empire. During Emperor Hadrian’s rule, Herodes petitioned for public funds to build a proper water system in the famed city of Troy. When the water system cost more than

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Actually, there is an alternative

On March 12, 1989, a research fellow at CERN named Tim Berners-Lee submitted a paper to the agency’s senior management, proposing a new way to organize information across computer networks. The Internet was already in full swing by 1989, at least among governments and universities. But it was mostly used for email at

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Get ready for your COVID anal swab

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. China Pushes New Trend: Anal Swab COVID Tests In the earliest days of the pandemic, China locked

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“This is a financial revolution. . .”

At precisely 2:32pm Eastern time on May 6, 2010, the US stock market started to drop. The decline was sudden, and vicious. Within minutes, more than $1 trillion of market capitalization had vanished, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing nearly 10% of its value. This event became known as the ‘Flash Crash’.

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