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Brickbat: An Act of Terrorism

Olga Perez Stable Cox is a psychology professor at California’s Orange Coast College and during a recent class on human sexuality went on a multi-minute tirade about the election of Donald Trump, deeming it an assault. “One of the most frighte…

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From Fake News to Fake Intelligence

Never in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency has it and its surrogates so blatantly and boldly interfered in a U.S. election. The U.S. media, in a matter of hours, altered course from concentrating on «fake news» about innocent pizzerias being linked to child sexual exploitation to spotlighting «fake intelligence» about Russia’s alleged cyber-espionage operation designed to elect Donald Trump president. The CIA leaked to The Washington Post, the owner of which has a $600 million contract with the CIA to provide cloud computing, findings of a secret report on Russia’s alleged «fixing» of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to … Continue reading

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How Close Is the US to Revolution?

Egypt has a 6000-year history of good mining that pretty much came to an abrupt end when Colonel Nasser staged a revolution in 1952 and nationalized the mining industry in 1962. Coups and counter-coups continue with an attack on police in Cairo last week killing six at the same time as I was flying out of Cairo after a trip to a mining company. There have been more attacks since I left including an attack on a Coptic church that killed 27 Christians at a service in Cairo on Sunday. In a strange way, these constant attacks may well help gold mining … Continue reading

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An Interview With Ralph Raico

On February 20, 2013, David Gordon, Lew Rockwell, and Joe Salerno spoke extensively with the foremost historian of classical liberalism, Ralph Raico, about his life and career, including insights into the views and personalities of Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek, and Murray Rothbard. Listen to the interview Raico grew up in the Bronx, but in contrast with the leftist views common in his family’s apartment building and neighborhood, he acquired from an early age a sympathetic grasp of the isolationist wing of the Republican Party. In high school, he joined Youth for Taft, where he encountered George Reisman. While still in … Continue reading

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Did the Russians Hack Hillary?

Earlier this week, leaders of the Democratic National Committee and former officials of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign made the startling allegation that the Russian government hacked into Clinton’s colleagues’ email accounts to tilt the presidential election toward Donald Trump. They even pointed to statements made by CIA officials backing their allegations. President-elect Trump has characterized these claims as “ridiculous” and just an “excuse” to justify the Clinton defeat, saying they’re also intended to undermine the legitimacy of his election. He pointed to FBI conclusions that the CIA is wrong. Who’s right? Here is the back story. The American intelligence community … Continue reading

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Trump Stock Market Boom

No one alive has seen anything like this. Since Donald Trump won the race for the White House, US equity markets keep hitting new highs. However, just prior to Election Day in the US, it was the opposite story. On Friday, 4 November 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced that “Based on our review… we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July,” that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails. On that news, when the markets opened on Monday, the Dow soared: Current Prices on popular forms of Gold Bullion Dow … Continue reading

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Trump Can Shut Down Mitch McConnell

The media have wet their Depends over Trump’s choice for Secretary of State. We are told that Mitch McConnell — once hated by the Left, but now seen as the Left’s last hope — may mobilize Republicans in the Senate. The Senate will not consent to Trump’s choice. Rex Tillerson will be sent packing. Oh, yeah? Here is what I would do if I were Trump. I would tweet this: Rex Tillerson is my personal Secretary of State. If world leaders want to deal with me, they will deal with him. He does not need Senate confirmation to represent me. … Continue reading

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Buying Diesel?

Is it still a good idea – from an economic point-of-view – to buy a diesel-powered car? The answer’s no longer as clear-cut as it used to be when the answer was an unqualified yes. When diesel engines were simpler, cheaper to operate and more durable than gas engines. When their mileage was much better – and diesel fuel much cheaper. Diesel engines had fewer parts; they were (and still are) compression-ignition engines, so no spark plugs to wear out and tune-ups were a non-issue because there wasn’t really anything to tune. As long as the injector pump worked, the engine usually … Continue reading

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When an American politician really sought Russia’s help with an election

Beyond an anonymous leak to the CIA-owned Washington Post, there is no evidence that Russia had anything to do with Donald Trump’s election; much less that “Russian hackers” tilted the election to Trump or were the source of Democrat email leaks or that Trump sought Russia’s help. But there was an American politician who actually sought Russian help with influencing American presidential politics.

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The Plot To Use Russia To Steal the Presidency

Donald Trump could have the election legally stolen from him on either December 19th when the Electoral College casts their votes or on January 6th when a joint session of Congress gathers to count those votes.  The establishment is in full-blown panic mode at this point, and they seem to have settled on “Russian interference in the election” as the angle that they plan to use to try to deny Trump the presidency.  As you will see below, there is an all-out effort to try to persuade members of the Electoral College that are supposed to be committed to Donald … Continue reading

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Is the Deep State at War?

This is a blatantly politicized “report” that is not supported by any evidence, nor is it supported by the other 16 intelligence agencies. The recent pronouncement by the C.I.A. that Russian hackers intervened in the U.S. presidential election doesn’t pass the sniff test–on multiple levels. Let’s consider the story on the most basic levels. 1. If the report is so “secret,” why is it dominating the news flow? 2. Why was the “secret report” released now? 3. What actual forensic evidence is there of intervention? Were voting machines tampered with? Or is this “secret report” just another dose of fact-free “fake … Continue reading

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25 Words

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, ‘Because the agency oversaw the company’s behavior, they imposed a penalty for some transgression’ or does it mean, ‘Because the agency was inattentive, they overlooked the misbehavior and gave it their approval by default’? We’ve stumbled into the looking-glass world of “contronyms”—words that are their own antonyms. 1. Sanction (via French, from Latin sanctio(n-), from sancire ‘ratify,’) can mean ‘give official permission or approval for (an action)’ or conversely, ‘impose a penalty on.’* 2. Oversight is the noun form of two … Continue reading

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