California reinvents the English language yet again

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, your finances, and your prosperity.

Man fined almost $7 million for painting his own property


In 2002, the owner of some dilapidated warehouses in[...]
  • Simon Black
  • February 28, 2020
  • Bahia Beach

How I lost 100% of my investment on the Corona Virus

At precisely 11am on November 11, 1918, in a nondescript railroad car in northeastern France, a group of senior military officers and government officials signed an armistice agreement that effectively ended World War 1.

The Great War had killed a staggering 9 million soldiers in four years. That’s more[...]
  • Simon Black
  • February 27, 2020
  • Bahia Beach

Wells Fargo paid more in criminal penalties than it paid in interest to its depositors

Last week Wells Fargo paid the largest fine yet for one of it’s many scandals-- $3 billion.

This time, the fine was for opening bank accounts under customers’ names without the customers’ knowledge or consent.

Workers at Wells Fargo did this to boost their own sales goals. They[...]
  • Simon Black
  • February 25, 2020
  • Bahia Beach

When the world became unrecognizable in less than a decade


In the year 1520, exactly 500 years ago, a German scholar named Johan Schoner completed a map of the world that was widely considered to be humanity’s most advanced understanding of geography at that time.

To us, Schoner’s map is pretty amusing.



There’s scarcely any[...]
  • Simon Black
  • February 24, 2020
  • San Juan

UK suspects all kids using chat app are hackers

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, your finances, and your prosperity.

UK urges parents to report their kids to police for using normal technology


Police in the UK are distributing[...]
  • Simon Black
  • February 21, 2020
  • Dallas

Warren Buffett’s worst year since the stock market crashed…

Warren Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, didn’t outperform the S&P 500 last year.

Berkshire Hathaway grew slightly in 2019, but its performance lagged far behind the S&P 500 stock market index.

That’s an anomaly for Buffett. He’s handily outperformed the S&P 500 for decades, endearing himself to millions[...]
  • Simon Black
  • February 20, 2020
  • Dallas