Trump of Arabia
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

The Great White Father came to Saudi Arabia last week to harangue some 50 Arab and African despots on the glories of Trumpism, democracy and the need to fight what the Americans call terrorism. Having covered the Mideast for many decades, I cannot think of a more bizarre or comical spectacle.  Here was Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s most repressive regimes, hosting the glad-handing US president who hates Islam and the Mideast with irrational passion. I was amazed to learn that Trump’s speech to the Arab and African attendees had been written by pro-Israel ideologue Stephen Miller, a young … Continue reading

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Notes of a Reformed News Weasel
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

Do you wonder why the legacy media are such puzzled otherworldly twits? Why, for example, they had no idea what was happening in the recent election? Why they seem to know so very little about America or much of anything else? Some thoughts from a guy who spent a career in the racket: Ask journalists when they were last in a truck stop on an Interstate, last in Boone, North Carolina or Barstow, California or any of thousands of such towns across the country. Ask whether they were in the military, whether they have ever talked to a cop or an ambulance … Continue reading

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The Best Libertarian Educators
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

[This article is part of a series of occasional posts which will explore the immense treasure trove of unpublished papers, lectures, memos, correspondence, and notes in the Rothbard Archives at the Mises Institute.] In 1961, F. A. Harper of the William Volker Fund, and later the founder and president of the Institute for Humane Studies, asked Murray Rothbard to list and opine on the “outstanding libertarian educators of our time.” Rothbard responded in a letter dated July 9, 1961. Rothbard construed the term “education” to mean “informal influences as well as formal schooling,” and identified nine outstanding and two “marginal” … Continue reading

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After the Confederates, Who’s Next?
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman’s troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia’s capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And “Uncle Billy” Sherman was a liberator. Current Prices on … Continue reading

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The Semi-Retired Car
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

New cars come with maintenance schedules that give you time/mileage intervals for things like oil changes, tune-ups, tire rotation and so on. Follow these recommendations and – assuming a decent/sound car to start with – it ought to be a long-lived car. But what about old, semi-retired cars? They came with maintenance schedules, too. But these assumed regular use. When that assumption no longer applies . . . what to do? For example, my 1976 Trans-Am. I still have all the original paperwork, including the service schedule. It tells me to change the oil once every 7,500 miles or six months … Continue reading

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Gov’t Cover Stories
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

Years ago James Jesus Angleton left me with the impression that when an intelligence agency, such as the CIA, pulls off an assassination, bombing, or any event with which the agency does not wish to be associated, the agency uses the media to control the explanation by quickly putting into place a cover story that, along with several others, has been prepared in advance. I suggested that the new story that “the Saudis did 9/11” was put into play to take the place of the worn and battered first cover story. When the Oswald cover story for JFK’s assassination came … Continue reading

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Manchester Proves War on Terror a Flop
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

Given that the Manchester terrorist was a product of the interventions in Libya and Syria, it’s time to have an adult discussion about what it will take to stop terrorism. 10 Ways to Reduce Terrorism There are 10 basic principles that serious, mature people need to discuss if we want to stop terrorism … I. Stop Overthrowing the Moderates and Arming Crazies If we want to stop terrorism we should – (wait for it) – stop supporting terrorists. Time to buy old US gold coins Specifically, we’re arming the most violent radicals in the Middle East, as part of a … Continue reading

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Ka-Chunk
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

Originally published by AmmoLand.com. Winchester Repeating Arms has a long history of producing defensive shotguns all the way back to the First World War. In close situations, nothing beats a reliable pump action shotgun for defense. Besides that, the “cha-chunk” sound of a live round being loaded in to the chamber of a pump-action shotgun is a sound no criminal wants to hear. The new SXP Shadow Defender (black matte finish) and SXP Shadow Marine Defender (matte hard chrome plating) pump shotguns from Winchester Repeating Arms feature synthetic pistol grip stocks with textured gripping surfaces. Each is supplied with two … Continue reading

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War on Farmers & Raw Milk
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

Dairy is undoubtedly controversial. Regardless of whether it’s raw or pasteurized, many health experts would argue that it’s for babies, not adults. Nature didn’t intend for milk to nourish adults. In fact, babies are weaned from their mothers’ breasts around the time their new teeth allow for proper consumption of solid food. Lactose intolerance is another valuable argument, with mammals generally losing the ability to digest lactose around the age of two. This explains the stigma surrounding milk for many — it makes them gag! If it doesn’t make you queasy, and you do not have an intolerance to it, you may … Continue reading

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7 Improvised Defense Weapons
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

This piece is designed to provide you with a few ideas to stimulate your creative thought processes.  We’re all Constitution-loving, survival-oriented preppers who are always preparing for every emergency.  The problem is that emergencies are not able to be “compressed” into a format: they arise.  You plan the best you can, but there’s an age-old military adage that summarizes the whole situation, in a nutshell, “No battle plan ever survives the first five minutes of combat completely intact.” Instant Access to Current Spot Prices & Interactive Charts This is true, and places emphasis on the quality that made man the dominant … Continue reading

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Before the US Blacklists Your AmEx
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

There’s an important card missing from your wallet… Like many people around the world, you likely use a credit or debit card from Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. These are private companies. But ultimately, they have to do what the US government wants. That means your ability to use these cards—or for your business to accept them—depends on the US government’s blessing. If it wants to sanction or blacklist you, it can easily pressure MasterCard (or whomever) to cut you off. This gives Uncle Sam tremendous leverage to pressure people and businesses alike. It’s a political weapon. And the US … Continue reading

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Catastrophe Is Imminent
05/25/2017 10:01 PM

A destructive earthquake in California will happen imminently and people need to protect themselves now, a top scientist has warned. Seismologist Lucy Jones from the US Geological Survey warned in a dramatic speech that people need to act to protect themselves rather than ignoring the threat. Dr. Jones said our decision to not accept it will only mean more people suffer as scientists warn the ‘Big One’ is now overdue to hit California. Instant Access to Current Spot Prices & Interactive Charts In a keynote speech to a meeting of the Japan Geoscience Union and American Geophysical Union, Dr. Jones warned … Continue reading

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