Saturday, October 24

Day: October 2, 2020

Will the Pandemic Panic Card Win in 2020?
Ron Paul Institute

Will the Pandemic Panic Card Win in 2020?

by James Bovard “People want to be safe,” Joe Biden repeatedly declared in Tuesday night’s debate. The 2020 presidential race could turn into a referendum on whether vastly increasing government power can provide “freedom from fear.” This has been a recurring theme in recent American history that consistently brings out the worst in both politicians and voters.  The 2020 presidential campaign thus far has plenty of unpleasant parallels to 9/11 and the 2004 election. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 were the biggest intelligence failure by US government agencies since Pearl Harbor. The Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ignored bushels of evidence of an international conspiracy and a bucket of warnings that Arabs with te...
Can the Stock Market Protect Wealth Better Than Gold and Silver?
Mises Insitute

Can the Stock Market Protect Wealth Better Than Gold and Silver?

by Doug French Trying to stay ahead of the government printing press is the modern citizen’s constant worry. There are no hard money central bankers, let alone politicians. Central bankers have stood the idea of present value on its head in attempts to stimulate dead economies and zombie enterprises while providing interest bills to governments with the possibility, although remote, of actually being serviced. In the United States, in the attempt to outrun the Fed and the Treasury, individuals have taken to the stock market. Investor’s Business Daily’s Matt Krantz tells us, “Meet a new force in the markets: An army of mostly young, highly engaged beginning investors looking to outmaneuver the pros.” Krantz attributes time and technology to the new burst in stock market ...
Hearing Reveals US Govt’s Invisible Hand in Protests Around the World
Ron Paul Institute

Hearing Reveals US Govt’s Invisible Hand in Protests Around the World

by Dave DeCamp Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee grilled Michael Pack, who President Trump recently appointed to head the US government’s state propaganda arm, the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM). Pack was appointed in June and started a big shakeup at the US state media outlets run by the USAGM, like Voice of America and Radio Free Asia. Pack fired senior staffers, pushed out management, and froze funding. During last week’s hearing, Democrats and Republicans on the committee teamed up to attack Pack for his purges. But what seemed more important to Congress and former USAGM officials was Pack’s move to freeze funds to the Open Technology Fund (OTF). The OTF was formed in 2012 and operated as part of Radio Free Asia for seven years. In 2019, the OTF became a...
HOUSE DEMOCRATS PASS $2.2T STIMULUS BUT NOT LIKELY TO PASS IN SENATE
DC Patriot

HOUSE DEMOCRATS PASS $2.2T STIMULUS BUT NOT LIKELY TO PASS IN SENATE

by the DC Patriot Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met today and were unsuccessful in their intense talks in reaching an agreement on a bipartisan stimulus package. So, House Democrats forced passage of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package on Thursday night, even though the measure is all but certain to fail in the Republican-led Senate.The enormous bill, would reinstate the weekly $600 unemployment benefits boost that expired in July, send a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks to most U.S. taxpayers and provide $436 billion in sorely-needed relief to state and local governments, among other provisions.  It passed the chamber in a narrow 214-207 vote, as eighteen Democrats, including New York Rep. Max Rose, joined Republ...
The Absurdity of Covid “Cases”
Mises Insitute

The Absurdity of Covid “Cases”

by Jeff Deist Today's headlines announced Donald and Melania Trump "tested positive" for covid-19. Another claims nineteen thousand Amazon workers "got" covid-19 on the job. Both of these pseudostories are sure to ignite another absurd media frenzy.  As always, the story keeps changing: Remember ventilators, flatten the curve, the next two weeks are crucial, etc.? Remember Nancy Pelosi in Chinatown back in February, urging everyone to visit? Remember Fauci dismissing masks as useless? Why should we believe anything the political/media complex tells us now? So what do these headlines really mean? What exactly is a covid "case"?  Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, most US media outlets have been exceedingly credulous and complicit in t...