Monthly Archive: February 2018

Feb 19

“Climate Change” is a quintessential issue of wealthy government elites. Just 2 percent of voters say they vote according to politicians’ stance on the issue.

Government claims about climate change seem to be closely linked to government claims about “campaign finance.” Every claim of campaign finance reformers is untrue. Election outcomes are barely correlated with campaign ad spending; and to the extent there is any correlation, it is likely that political success (or perceived likely success) CAUSES the spending rather …

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Feb 19

“Underperforming” North Korean Olympic athletes await imprisonment and torture in their home country

The entire 1966 North Korean World Cup soccer squad were arrested and thrown into a concentration camp for failing to bring about national glory. See here. The British news site “THE SUN” documents the plight of ‘underperforming’ athletes in the socialist hellhole. Detainees who underperform at international sports competitions–and their coaches–face the prospect of lengthy …

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Feb 13

Oil Output Plummets in Oil-Rich Venezuela

The Soviet government took over productive prosperous farms and replaced the skilled, hard-working farmers with loyal government supporters. The government supporters proved to be horrible farmers, and millions of Russians died of starvation in the aftermath. The U.S. government Postal Service has a monopoly on the delivery of first-class mail. The government operation charges more …

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Feb 07

Pro-government newspapers continue dying off

The New York Times recently published an expose on the struggles of many mid-size “mainstream” newspapers. The headline: “A West Virginia Newspaper Won Journalism’s Top Award. Now It’s Filed for Bankruptcy.” The story details the struggles of the “Charleston Gazette-Mail,” a typical “mainstream” rag whose reporter Eric Eyre won the Pulitzer Prize last year for …

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Feb 06

Newsweek Magazine Collapses; Editors and Writers Sent Home

“Mainstream,” or government-supporting “news” outlets are dying. Readers and viewers won’t line up to listen to pro-government drivel. In investigation after investigation, many “mainstream” news media sources have been found to be secretly subsidized by government officials and agencies. Now there is further sad news for “Newsweek,” the news magazine which formerly had hundreds of …

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Feb 05

Skeptical scientist CENSURED by government university for questioning the integrity of scientific institutions

The world’s government-funded colleges and universities produce and promote a steady stream of pro-government propaganda masquerading as “science” or “the humanities.” Last August Professor Peter Ridd said the unsayable — that we can no longer trust scientific institutions. “The basic problem is that we can no longer trust the scientific organisations like the Australian Institute …

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Feb 04

Tens of Thousands of Seniors Now Live as Low-Wage Nomads in RVs, Vans and Trailers

If you save anything in modern America you are an utter fool. Near-zero interest rates, high taxation, central-banking-driven inflation and other government policies have robbed an entire generation of wealth in their later years. Social Security further robs the poor of their nest eggs, incentivising people to save less, invest less, and work fewer total …

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Feb 02

Study shows sea levels increased faster in the first half of the 20th century than in the second half

It is an article of faith among hardline believers in apocalyptic-manmade-global-warming-by-CO2 that sea levels are increasing–and that this increase is ACCELERATING as the planet’s glaciers and polar ice caps melt. And it seems there is widespread agreement that sea levels have risen moderately over the past several centuries. But now there is a major study …

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