Month: September 2021

What Did the FBI Know?

The New York Times recently reported that the FBI had an undercover informant amid the protestors that entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 who had related to them his knowledge of the demonstrators’ plans beforehand and his observations of events in the building in real time. The informant was a genuine member of the …

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Vendange

I have a house in southern Burgundy, in wine country that is called by the appellation d’origine controlé (AOC) Macon Pierreclos. Therefore, I have many vignerons (winemakers) as neighbors, but the closest in distance (about 500m) and friendship is the Jambon family (Domaine Marc Jambon et Fils). The Jambones have a small operation. It is …

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Backlash as Students Told Wearing Second-Hand Clothes Can Be ‘Example of White Privilege’ in Mandatory Diversity Test

British university students are being mandated to take a diversity course and test which forces them to agree with several notions concerning race, including that wearing second-hand clothes can be “an example of white privilege.” Students at the University of Kent will receive a gold star should they correctly answer 13 questions concerning race and …

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Monetary Competition: The Best Alternative To Razing Central Banks to the Ground

[Editor’s note: Two interviews from August 1992, given by Murray Rothbard to the Swedish student publication Svensk Linje (continuously published since 1942) were recently discovered in the Rothbard Archives and translated by Sven Thommesen for the first time. In this interview, Anton Wahlman, an economist from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, interviewed Rothbard about Sweden and European integration with the …

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Debtpocalypse Now: Here’s What Will Happen If US Defaults on Its Mountain of Debt

On Monday, Senate Republicans blocked legislation to raise the debt ceiling and allow the US to avoid an impending government shutdown and possible default. On Tuesday, the GOP also pooh-poohed a proposal by Democrats to allow for the debt ceiling to be raised with a simple majority vote, instead of the 60 vote supermajority ordinarily …

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YouTube Bans ALL Anti-Vax Videos, Ramping Up Covid-era Censorship Campaign

YouTube will ban all “harmful vaccine content” from its platform, including claims that vaccines are ineffective at reducing disease transmission. The ban comes after a year of escalating censorship by the Google-owned company. “We’ve steadily seen false claims about the coronavirus vaccines spill over into misinformation about vaccines in general, and we’re now at a …

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Lying through Their Teeth: Health Officials Know Vaccines Don’t Stop Transmission But Talk About ‘a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’

On July 29 the Washington Post ran an article titled “‘The war has changed’: Internal CDC document urges new messaging, warns delta infections likely more severe.” As one would expect, the article did not receive much traction or exposure. Needless to say, it is difficult to overstate the importance of the information contained in that …

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