Thursday, January 21

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Viral #TrumpsNewArmy Video Is Liberals At Their Craziest And Scariest
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Viral #TrumpsNewArmy Video Is Liberals At Their Craziest And Scariest

by Caitlin Johnstone A new viral video calling on liberals to form “an army of citizen detectives” to gather information on Trump supporters and report their activities to the authorities has racked up thousands of shares and millions of views in just a few hours. The hashtag #TrumpsNewArmy is trending on Twitter as of this writing due to the release of a horrifying video with that title from successful author and virulent Russiagater Don Winslow. As of this writing it has some 20 thousand shares and 2.6 million views, and the comments and quote-retweets are predominantly supportive. NEW VIDEO #TrumpsNewArmy VOLUME UPOn January 20th Donald Trump will no longer be The Commander in Chief.He will lose control of the U.S. Armed Forces and take control of...
Worries of Coronavirus Vaccine Deaths and Injuries in America and Abroad
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Worries of Coronavirus Vaccine Deaths and Injuries in America and Abroad

by Adam Dick A Monday article at the Children’s Health Defense website provides a rundown on some of the latest regarding worries that experimental coronavirus vaccine shots may be causing deaths and injuries across America and the world. One major development related in the article is that in Norway “health officials said last week they were investigating the deaths of 23 elderly people who died shortly after receiving the vaccine, and had confirmed 13 of those were directly related to the vaccine.” Further, the troubles in Norway have helped lead to changes in vaccination policy. The article relates that “[t]he Norwegian Institute of Public Health, which had originally prioritized the elderly for the vaccine, has since revised its advice to urge more cauti...
9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail
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9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail

by Pepe Escobar I hear the sons of the city and dispossessedGet down, get undressedGet pretty but you and meWe got the kingdom, we got the keyWe got the empire, now as thenWe don’t doubt, we don’t take directionLucretia, my reflection, dance the ghost with me Sisters of Mercy, Lucretia my Reflection 9/11 was the prelude. 1/6 is the Holy Grail. 9/11 opened the gates to the Global War on Terror (GWOT), later softened by Team Obama to the status of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) even as it was suavely expanded to the bombing, overt or covert, of seven nations. 9/11 opened the gates to the Patriot Act, whose core had already been written way back in 1994 by one Joe Biden. 1/6 opens the gate to the War on Domestic Terror and the Patriot Act from Hell, 2....
Free Speech Is Hard. Its Alternative Is Worse.
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Free Speech Is Hard. Its Alternative Is Worse.

by Mary L. G. Theroux It’s hard to hear ideologues spouting ideas you know are fully wrong, even harder when you know that the implementation of such ideas would hurt people, including you. Hardest is listening to a message full of hate, vitriol, and name-calling, especially when it’s directed against you personally. It’s therefore natural to declare that there is no place in a civil society for such ideas, and shut them out for our own and others’ protection. Yet America’s Founders, having just concluded a contentious, violent, and most uncivil revolutionary war, marked by high feelings and powerful propaganda on both sides, recognized the power of their superior ideas in building support for their cause, and concluded that suppression of free association and free speech poses a...
New Peer-Reviewed Study: Lockdowns Are No Good Against Coronavirus
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New Peer-Reviewed Study: Lockdowns Are No Good Against Coronavirus

by Adam Dick Across the world, people have been suffering because of coronavirus crackdowns marketed as means to limit or even stop the spread of coronavirus. Yet, looking around, many people have observed that it seems there is little to no benefit from oppressive measures such as stay-at-home and business closure orders given that coronavirus spread and dangers appear not to be significantly reduced in countries that impose harsh mandates as compared to those that maintain greater respect for liberty and commerce. The same seems to be the situation when comparing state and local governments in America that have adopted policies justified as reactions to coronavirus that range from draconian to rather limited. A new peer-reviewed study examining the effects of coronavirus polici...
The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence
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The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence

by Ron Paul With the mainstream media still obsessing about the January 6th “violent coup attempt” at the US Capitol Building, the incoming Biden Administration looks to be chock full of actual purveyors of violent coups. Don’t look to the mainstream media to report on this, however. Some of the same politicians and bureaucrats denouncing the ridiculous farce at the Capitol as if it were the equivalent of 9/11 have been involved for decades in planning and executing real coups overseas. In their real coups, many thousands of civilians have died. Take returning Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, for example. More than anyone else she is the face of the US-led violent coup against a democratically-elected government in Ukraine in 2014. Nuland not only passed out snacks to t...
How CENTCOM Chief McKenzie manufactured an Iran crisis to increase his power
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How CENTCOM Chief McKenzie manufactured an Iran crisis to increase his power

by Gareth Porter During the final two months of the Trump administration, a series of provocative US military moves in the Middle East stirred fears that a war against Iran was being hatched. The atmosphere of crisis was not the result of any threat posed by Tehran, but rather the product of a campaign manufactured by the head of US Central Command (CENTCOM), Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., to advance his interests. In a bid for prestige and power within the military, and the influence over policymaking that it guarantees, McKenzie has worked to accumulate military assets. The general’s thirst for influence has been a driving factor in the latest episode of US-Iran tensions. To advance his self-serving agenda, McKenzie has deployed a calculated series of political-bureaucratic moves, ...
Dealing With Big Tech Censorship – With Jeff Deist
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Dealing With Big Tech Censorship – With Jeff Deist

by RPI Staff Mises Institute President (and former Ron Paul Congressional chief-of-staff) Jeff Deist joins Dr. Paul today to discuss the iron fist of Big Tech censorship. What, on a practical and pro-active level, can be done to preserve speech across the widest spectrum in the age of "cancel culture" and tech censorship? Watch the Liberty Report: https://youtu.be/PIZSEzJ9YaQ Posted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute.
‘Revoke Their Degrees’: Harvard Faculty and Students Seek Revocation Of Degrees For Trump Officials and Allies
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‘Revoke Their Degrees’: Harvard Faculty and Students Seek Revocation Of Degrees For Trump Officials and Allies

by Jonathan Turley There is a building campaign at Harvard to rescind the degrees of Trump officials and allies including White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). This is not the only such effort to retaliate against Trump officials from blacklists to campaigns of harassment. Indeed, previously there was a demand for a ban on former Trump officials from being allowed on campus at Harvard. Recently Rep. Elise Stefanik was removed from a high-ranking board on Harvard for challenging the victory of President-elect Joe Biden. The concern for some of us is that the Capitol riot is now being used by many to accelerate the crackdown on free speech on our campuses. The revocation of degrees wou...
Congressional Hysteria & Hypocrisy Could Doom Liberty
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Congressional Hysteria & Hypocrisy Could Doom Liberty

by James Bovard The political hysteria unleashed by last week’s clash at the Capitol between police and Trump protestors poses a growing danger to Americans’ constitutional rights. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer ludicrously compared the ruckus to Pearl Harbor – a “day of infamy.” Schumer complained that the “temple to democracy was desecrated… our offices vandalized” and that rioters were able to “stalk these hallowed halls.” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) compared an incursion that broke some windows and furniture with the 1814 British invasion that torched the Capitol.  The pro-Trump mob should not have charged into the Capitol. President Donald Trump should not have fired them up with absurd claims that he won the election “by a landslide.” Even cons...