Monthly Archives: July 2020

July 31, 2020

Complete Classic Movie: The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

Paris is starving, but the King of France is more interested in money and bedding women. When a young soldier dies for the sake of a shag, Aramis, Athos and Porthos band together with a plan to replace the king. Unknown to many, there is a 2nd king, a twin, hidden at birth, then imprisoned for 6 years behind an iron mask. All that remains now is D’Artagnan, will he stand against his long time friends, or do what is best for his country?

American Conservatism is Fiddling While Rome Burns

It’s getting trampled all over by History, but while yelling ‘Stop!’

What is conservatism in America today? It’s hundreds of millions of dollars a year spent fiddling while Rome burns. It’s ideas with little to no consequence. It’s getting trampled all over by History, but while yelling Stop!

Conservatism is the seven cheers for capitalism and the deafening silence on demographic change, feminism, and corporate malfeasance. It’s the same tired cast of speakers blathering about limited government almost a century after the New Deal. It’s the platitudinous Reagan quotes and the worn-out Buckley anecdotes. It’s the mindless optimism and the childish exhortations—if something can’t go on forever, it won’t! 

If it were only that, conservatism would simply be a harmless persuasion for nostalgic Baby Boomers. Or to be more generous, one big Benedict Option to offer a semblance of an alternative to the pervasive progressivism of our age.

But conservatism is also the endless wars, the nation-building, and the outdated alliances. It’s the free trade fetish. It’s the foolish libertarianism that hates the government more than it loves America. It’s the unconscionable refusal to clamp down on immigration.

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This Is What Winning Looks Like (Part 2/3) – Documentary

“This Is What Winning Looks Like” is a disturbing new documentary about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan security forces as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal. In part two, we see on-the-ground footage of fighting between the Afghan forces and the Taliban as well as insightful commentary from the documentary’s producer, Ben Anderson. There are also exclusive interviews with the US Ambassador and the British Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan about the prospect of peace in the region.

July 30, 2020

George Mason University promises to discriminate against white faculty

And threatens to unconstitutionally compel their speech

When working at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant rendered Homer Simpson sterile, his boss invented an award and an Emmy-like ceremony to explain why he was receiving a $2,000 don’t-sue-us check.

Its wonderfully evasive name? “The First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.”

I’m guessing George Mason University President Gregory Washington has seen that episode and got inspiration from it, because he just announced a similar award for nonwhite faculty.

The taxpayer-funded institution actually promised to violate the constitutional rights of white faculty, with the justification that only nonwhite faculty are performing work for which they are not paid.

Washington’s announcement last week was couched in the language of antiracism, the latest doublethink academic fad to promote racism and stereotypes.

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This Is What Winning Looks Like (Part 1/3) – Documentary

“This Is What Winning Looks Like” is a disturbing new documentary about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan security forces as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal. In part one, we see just how chaotic and hopeless the situation is in Sangin, one of the most violent towns in Afghanistan.

July 29, 2020

Wrongthink Doctors Get Censored Again | No Second Opinions (Video)

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How Greece Is Stopping China’s Plan For World Domination (Video)

Yet, despite having a population that is 140 times smaller than China, Greece has been the worlds shipping superpower for much of the past 50 years. Meaning that if your country imports bulk resources like oil, metals, coal, or grain…Or if you have simply bought an item from overseas, then you have most likely relied upon a Greek ship at some point in recent memory.

July 28, 2020

Complete Classic Movie: True Blue (2001)

Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman’s hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman’s past. Macy’s primary path to understanding the victim is through one of her roommates, Nikki. Through Nikki and others, Macy learns of the victim’s shady contacts at City Hall, the involvement of a gang of Asian drug runners, and the sordid affairs of one of the city’s bigwigs. As Macy begins to understand how all these crimes fit together, he learns that his new friend Nikki is not an innocent bystander.

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Fedcoin: A New Scheme for Tyranny and Poverty by Ron Paul

The government could use the ability to know how Americans are spending fedcoin to limit our ability to purchase goods and services disfavored by politicians and bureaucrats. Anyone who doubts this should recall the Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point. Operation Choke Point involved financial regulators “alerting” banks that dealing with certain businesses, such as gun stores, would put the banks at “reputational risk” and could subject them to greater regulation.

If some Congress members get their way, the Federal Reserve may soon be able to track many of your purchases in real time and share that information with government agencies. This is just one of the problems with the proposed “digital dollar” or “fedcoin.”

Fedcoin was initially included in the first coronavirus spending bill. While the proposal was dropped from the final version of the bill, there is still great interest in fedcoin on Capitol Hill. Some progressives have embraced fedcoin as a way to provide Americans with a “universal basic income.”

Both the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee held hearings on fedcoin in June. This is the first step toward making fedcoin a reality.

Fedcoin would not be an actual coin. Instead, it would be a special account created and maintained for each American by the Federal Reserve. Each month, Fed employees could tap a few keys on a computer and — bingo — each American would have dollars added to his Federal Reserve account. This is the 21st century equivalent of throwing money from helicopters.

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“Everybody knew” about Leicester sweatshops before they were uncovered – Leicester MP | LBC (Video)

A Conservative MP for Leicester revealed that Leicester sweatshops were an “open secret” in the city that politicians never acted on. Andrew Bridgen is the Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire and he has been working extensively to expose the appalling conditions revealed last week that there are thousands of people in Leicester working in modern slavery conditions.