New US Pentagon Chief – Vested Interest In War & Conflict

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Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Mark Esper is expected to be confirmed in coming days as the new US Secretary of Defense. His appointment is awaiting final Congressional approval after customary hearings this week before senators. The 55-year-old nominee put forward by President Trump was previously a decorated Lieutenant Colonel and has served in government… Read More

Has E.T. Gone Home?

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UFO sightings have been making headlines again lately, notably with The New York Times running an interesting article about several U.S. Navy fighter pilots encountering mysterious objects near the southeastern coast of the United States. That high-profile story remains unexplained and so do plenty of other UFO sightings reported by members of the public every year like… Read More

The Shape Of The World, According To Old Maps

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Authored by Imam Ghosh via VisualCapitalist.com, A Babylonian clay tablet helped unlock an understanding for how our ancestors saw the world. Dating all the way back to the 6th century BCE, the Imago Mundi is the oldest known world map, and it offers a unique glimpse into ancient perspectives on earth and the heavens. While this is… Read More

Mueller Should Be Arrested For Conspiracy To Overthrow POTUS; PCR

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Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, The Mueller report, which had no choice as there was no evidence, but to clear Donald Trump of conspiring with Russian President Putin to steal the last US presidential election from Hillary Clinton, nevertheless managed to keep an aspect of the manufactured hoax known as “Russiagate” alive by indicting some… Read More

Woke Capitalism: Answering A Question Nobody Asked

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Via Doug Casey’s InternationalMan.com, <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> International Man: Everything seems to be increasingly politicized these days… in a way that it wasn’t just a few years ago. To name a few, we see it in sports, with large corporations like Procter & Gamble in their razor blade ads. Politics is creeping into more… Read More

Boston Cops Urge Criminals To "Hold Off" On Breaking The Law This Weekend, Due To The Extreme Heat

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In a “Not, The Onion”-esque story, CBS local affiliate in Boston reports that the Braintree Police Department showed that not all cops are African-American-hating, humorless-monsters, as they jokingly (we assume) told residents that they should “hold off” on any crimes they are planning this weekend. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> In a Facebook post, they wrote:… Read More

The Top Three Contrarian Trades From Bank of America

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After countless weeks of equity outflows, last week, when the S&P hit a new all time high above 3,000, skeptical investors capitulated and decided to buy stocks at the highest possible level ever, injecting $6.2bn into equities this week, alongside the now traditional fixed income tide, which last week amounted to $12.1 billion into bonds.… Read More

The Burden Of Government Debt And James Buchanan's Corrective

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Authored by Donald Boudreaux via The American Institute for Economic Research, Who bears the burden of government indebtedness? Prior to the Keynesian revolution in the mid-20th century, most economists understood that the burden of government (or “public”) debt falls on those citizens who, in the future, must repay the debt. The funds for such repayment… Read More

What Would A Free Society Actually Look Like?

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Authored by Laurence Vance via The Future of Freedom Foundationm, It is a common occurrence at sporting events. Someone is singing the U.S. national anthem — “The Star-Spangled Banner” — and when he gets to the last line of the first verse (although the song has four verses, the first verse is the only one… Read More

UPDATE 3-British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days

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CAIRO (Reuters) – British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move. British Airways aircraft are seen at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay “We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports… Read More

San Francisco's Hidden Homeless

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Via Political Calculations blog, We came across a news story in the Los Angeles Times about San Francisco’s 2019 Point-In-Time count of its homeless population that caught our attention because it indicated that the total number of homeless counted in San Francisco in January 2019 wasn’t 8,011 as previously reported, but 9,784 after more accurately accounting for… Read More