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Many People Believe the FBI Killed M.L. King

The FBI is super sketchy. Questions abound over their role in various assassinations. The case of Martin Luther King Jr. is no exception. Today is the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a man who stood for peace and encouraged everyone to not judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. The personal attacks that MLK suffered at the hands of the FBI are well documented, though they sound like conspiracy theories to the unaware. The FBI investigation into King started as a national security issue, with the official … Continue reading

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Real-Life Survival Adventures

If you’ve been a prepper for very long, no doubt your bookshelf is full of non-fiction survival manuals and recent prepper fiction. All that is well and good, and I do hope my own family survival manual and evacuation book is among your collection, but there are many important lessons to be found in an entirely different genre: non-fiction survival adventures. Instant Access to Current Spot Prices & Interactive Charts These books tell real-life survival narratives that are rich in detail. They grab your attention and hold it while teaching lessons about nature, historical events, and, yes, survival. Some of … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Constitution

The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops – no, but the kind of man the country turns out. – Ralph Waldo Emerson In case any reader still clings to the platitude that the American political system is based on the proposition that ours is “a society of laws, and not of men,” I urge you to pay close attention to the events of recent years. Political behavior does not exist in abstractions, such as the “state,” or the “government,” or a “constitution,” but is activity engaged in by such men and … Continue reading

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The Hollowed-Out Empire

John Batchelor interviewed Michael Vlahos, Naval War College.  The topic was “Imagining the Fall of the American Empire.”  Vlahos doesn’t just imagine it – it is inevitable. I offer some paraphrased excerpts from the interview – no transcript, just as fast as I could type.  I will offer these paraphrased excerpts without further comment until the conclusion. Batchelor asks: Are the American people well informed that we have reached the limits of our strength? Per Vlahos, the regular people see it and the elites transmit it via empty slogans.  For example, when Trump says Make America Great Again, well, this … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Marksman Hickok45 Is Back

It was a very unwelcome shock to fans of popular YouTube gun channel Hickok45 to see his account terminated without warning or reason not once, but twice in January. Perhaps seeing the writing on the wall at YouTube, Hickok45 has joined the select group of gun-focused internet video stars at Full30. Full30 is run by and for gun enthusiasts, and won’t arbitrarily destroy the work of popular content creators on a whim, for political correctness, or because of a faceless, nameless computer algorithm. Like many of the content creators at Full30, Hickok45 will still maintain his YouTube channel (for as … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Un

“If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” So President Donald Trump warns, amid reports, North Korea, in its zeal to build an intercontinental ballistic missile to hit our West Coast, may test another atom bomb. China shares a border with North Korea. We do not. Why then is this our problem to “solve”? And why is North Korea building a rocket that can cross the Pacific and strike Seattle or Los Angeles? Is Kim Jong Un mad? Current Prices on popular forms of Gold Bullion No. He is targeting us because we have 28,500 troops on … Continue reading

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Surprising Fix

Many people believe that running is bad for your joints, especially for your knees, and if you want to preserve your joint health in old age you better not run. The common thinking behind this is that the more you move, the more stress you inflict on your joints and, as a result, the more prone you are to injury. As a result, the older we get, the less physical activity we clock in, without even knowing that by being sedentary, we are doing our joints more harm than good. You see, a sedentary lifestyle is almost inevitably associated with … Continue reading

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The Real Origins of World War II

In what is often considered the most controversial of his many scholarly books, this exploration into the putative causes of World War Two by renowned British historian A.P.J. Taylor caused great controversy and discussion when published in the sixties. I remember as a college student the arguments regarding his scholarship, sympathies for Hitler, and somewhat simplistic approach in trying to mount an ardent and convincing argument demolishing the conventional wisdom holding that one man, Adolph Hitler, was uniquely responsible for the outbreak of the most horrific conflict in modern history. Amazingly, upon rereading this wonderfully written, entertaining, and erudite tome … Continue reading

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Moving to Puerto Rico for Tax Reasons?

I might be the only writer on the offshore beat who isn’t in love with Puerto Rico’s tax incentives. Recently, a colleague of mine whom I greatly respect published an entire issue of his newsletter about Puerto Rico. To put it mildly, he’s now a believer in these incentives. But I remain skeptical, for reasons I’ve written about before, here and here. Here’s a summary of the “pitch” for Puerto Rico: Since Puerto Rico is a US territory, not a state, under the federal tax code, the island has more latitude than states over how income is taxed. Tax incentives … Continue reading

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When Gov’t Evil Triumphs

“Government is said to be a necessary evil. The saying appears to be without merit. For can anything be at once necessary and evil? True, all governments have had a history of evil-doing, more or less. However, it does not follow from this experience that their good is indistinguishable from their evil. Governments—assuming a proper limitation of their activities—are necessary and not evil. Their evil begins when they step out of bounds.”—Economist Leonard Read It is often said that if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. Unfortunately, the American government has been the opposite … Continue reading

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Is Profiling OK?

Profiling is needlessly a misunderstood concept. What’s called profiling is part of the optimal stock of human behavior and something we all do. Let’s begin by describing behavior that might come under the heading of profiling. Prior to making decisions, people seek to gain information. To obtain information is costly, requiring the expenditure of time and/or money. Therefore, people seek to find ways to economize on information costs. Let’s try simple examples. You are a manager of a furniture moving company and seek to hire 10 people to load and unload furniture onto and off trucks. Twenty people show up … Continue reading

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Great Movie About a Dangerous Business

Last year nearly 20 million gallons of petroleum products were consumed a day in the U.S.. Maybe that’s why oil spills are not environmental catastrophes, as much as economic catastrophes. In 2010 the bashing of BP was constant after its Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Companies large and small as far inland as Auburn, Alabama were looking to collect from BP, claiming they were harmed economically by the spill. The blowout became, as most accidents seem to, a giant legal tangle and money grab. People who pull oil out of the ground or bottom of the ocean are heroic. It is … Continue reading

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The Russiagate Scam

If you’re stressed out about this whole Russian nonsense, relax – Donald Trump didn’t do anything wrong, and he’s not going be impeached, arrested, or ritually disemboweled. When the truth comes out and it explodes in the Democrats’ soft, girlish hands, we’ll all be laughing and toasting their humiliation with Stoli shots. How do I know this with utter certainty? Because it’s all so glaringly obvious, and it’s the only scenario that fits the facts. As Hugh Hewitt says, this scandal has three silos. The first silo is the question of whether the Russians somehow “hacked our election.” The second … Continue reading

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Civil Unrest Engulfing the World

Everywhere we turn, politicians are abusing their power relentlessly because the global economy is moving against their best plans. In Paraguay, the nation’s constitution prohibited the re-election of a president since 1992 after a brutal dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner’s 35-year hold on power, which made him South America’s most enduring dictator during the cold war. He eventually died in exile in Brazil after he fell from power in 1989. Paraguay’s politicians voted after the Senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election opening the door to dictatorship once again. Protesters stormed the … Continue reading

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