Op-Ed: The Search of Giuliani’s Home May Have Broken the Law

‘The opaque nature of the circumstances is the perfect breeding ground for stories to take on a life of their own.’
— Read on www.westernjournal.com/op-ed-search-giulianis-home-may-broken-law/

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If he offered, then why a raid?

Political theater.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why isn’t this considered a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment


‘Mom And Pop’ Landlords Dying On The Vine As Un-Evictable Tenants Enjoy Pandemic Protections
Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden

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As millions of renters across America continue to benefit from sweeping protections against eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic, their landlords haven’t been so fortunate.

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Why isn’t this considered a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment?

Is it because it is so BIG a theft?



GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Unconstitutional Debt and Future Generations


Unconstitutional Debt and Future Generations
Tenth Amendment Center
by Judge Andrew Napolitano

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Who will pay for all this?

If Biden’s proposed corporate and capital gains tax increases pass, fewer Americans will be employed as corporations will have less money for new hiring, and investments will suffer as the cost of their fruits will increase. And the post-pandemic economic recovery, once anticipated at the end of the government’s unlawful lockdowns, will not materialize.

Add to this the near-certainty of inflation, and you will have Biden misery visited upon all. Inflation will also raise the cost of government borrowing. That means Biden’s not yet born great-grandchildren, and their unhappy generation, will be paying for Old Joe’s profligate and unconstitutional spending.

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This is a “bi-partisan” outrage.

Both the D’s and the R’s are to blame.

For the life of me, I don’t understand where this train wreck ends.

Where is a “straight shooter” who will stop the hemorage of red ink?


POLITICAL: Suggesting an episode: 17th Amendment


Listen often to his podcast and made this comment to him.

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I know you like “listener suggestions. (I hope you’ll consider this.)

The 17th Amendment to directly elect senators, imho, after the Income Tax Amendment, was the single most destructive Amendment to the “American Experiment”. It destroyed the ability of the States to resist “unfunded mandates” and allowed “carpet baggers” like Hillary Clinton an easy path to high elective office.

Personally, I’d love to see it repealed but doubt it’ll ever happen in my lifetime. Those, who want to get the money out of politics, could do it quickly by its repeal.

As a retired fat old white guy injineer that studied a lot of “systems”, I think it merely duplicates the House of Representative while “neutering” the State legislatures. If the 17th can NOT be repealed, then I’d just eliminate the House completely and save all that money.

I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on this topic.

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PRODUCTIVITY: AMAZON strikes back at porch pirates


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Amazon said Tuesday that its in-garage grocery delivery service is expanding from just five cities to over 5,000. This is an extension of Key by Amazon, and those with Prime can have Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods grocery orders left directly in their garage.

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I signed up for the “garage key” and it works.

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), it can add a day to the delivery time.  I don’t understand why, but for high value items it’s seems an easy choice. 

Now they need a “car trunk” system.


TECHNOLOGY: Yelp replaces restaurant phone numbers


LPT: Yelp replaces restaurant phone numbers with a special number that charges that business a marketing fee. If you find a good restaurant on Yelp Google their phone number instead so they don’t lose any money.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment has an open checkbook to counterfeit “money”


Time to Separate Money and State

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Governments cannot print gold. They cannot print silver. Thus their hands are bound.

The titan Austrian school economist, Ludwig von Mises:

It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments. Ideologically it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills of rights.
Church and state are famously separate in these United States. We would separate money and state with equal ruthlessness.

For a state minding money is a fox minding the henhouse.

Deny it the privilege, and you deny it its natural rascality.

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Until “We, The Sheeple” limit the Gooferment from “printing money”, then it can never be put back in the box.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: 175.30 billion of Social Security and Medicare liabilities should be recognized as 41.2 trillion


The National Debt Is Worse Than Advertised
By: Mike Maharrey|Published on: Apr 23, 2021|Categories: Federal Funding

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Here’s a breakdown of Uncle Sam’s liabilities in broad categories.

Medicare benefits – $55.12 trillion
Social Security obligations – $41.2 trillion
Publicly held debt – $21.08 trillion.
Military and civilian retirement benefits $9.41 trillion
Other liabilities – $2.25 trillion
According to Truth in Accounting’s analysis, the US government’s financial situation has deteriorated over the last year. Based on the latest available audited financial reports, its financial condition worsened by $9.84 trillion in 2020.

Interestingly, the Treasury Department only includes $175.30 billion of Social Security and Medicare liabilities on the federal balance sheet; according to government documents, recipients do not have the right to benefits beyond the benefits currently being paid and laws to reduce or stop future benefits can be passed at any time. Truth in Accounting assumes no changes in the current Social Security or Medicare schemes. This is a pretty safe assumption considering these programs are generally considered the “third rail” of politics. In other words, politicians dare not touch them.

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Isn’t “We, The Sheeple” have a right to “honest accounting”?

Maybe if the numbers were really understood, then the seriousness of the situation might be recognized!


LIBERTARIAN: Rounding up “domestic terrorists”?



Jim Bovard: The Feds Are Coming For Libertarians
SATURDAY, APR 24, 2021 – 07:20 PM
Authored by Jim Bovard via The Libertarian Institute

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Libertarians are in the federal crosshairs. Six or seven years ago, there was a lot of prattle about how “the libertarian moment has arrived.” I always knew that was hokum. Since then, there has been a huge increase in hostility to libertarians in Washington DC and elsewhere around the country.

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Guess they’ll be rounding us up for the trains to the camps?

Like what they did to Ian Freeman, Nobody, and the rest of the Crypto6? https://youtu.be/Ded_HrjZU2Y




FINANCIAL: Are NFTs the ‘tulipmania’ of the 21st century?


10 Friday AM Reads
April 23, 2021 6:55am by Barry Ritholtz
My end of week morning train WFH reads:

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The cost of a single tulip bulb surged to the same price as a mansion 400 years ago: are NFTs the ‘tulipmania’ of the 21st century? Similarities between the new digital technology craze in the art world and the surge in value of tulips in 17th-century Holland suggest that it could all end in (real) tears (Art Newspaper)

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Certainly seems that way to me.

I keep wondering how to cash in.  Maybe take a public domain work and NFT it?


TECHNOLOGY: What are we “buying” or are we “renting”?


The erosion of personal ownership
Everything from your fridge to your tractor can change without your permission.
By Dan Greene Apr 21, 2021, 9:20am EDT

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These dual trends — the rise of purchased and subscription-based non-physical media — are driven by the benefits such consumption provides, chiefly convenience. Digital and streaming media generally offer minimal effort to access and strong portability without physical degradation or the constraints imposed by taking up physical space (say, in a box on a TV stand). But such benefits do impose costs, like streaming’s aforementioned unending billing cycles and lack of library control, or the limits a digital purchaser faces when trying to lend or resell their wares. In fact, as some digital consumers have found out firsthand, they may suddenly no longer have their purchases at all.

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Sounds like the “consumer” is getting screwed.

I look at my collection of Iomega Zip drive media and say “WTH”.

No sense saving them or the data on them.  

I don’t even know what I have lost.


HEALTH: Covid be a flu combined with a vitamin B1 deficiency disease?


The Grim Reaper Uses a Stealth Vitamin B1 Deficiency (Beriberi), Hidden Behind the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

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Six months into the thiamine pandemic, on September 28, 2020, an obscure letter published in the British Medical Journal penned by a retired Australian physician stated:

“Reported prolonged symptoms among COVID ‘long-haulers’ are the same as the known symptoms of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency disease, called beriberi,” and that “the pandemic we are witnessing is actually the result of a combination of a somewhat more severe virus than we have hitherto experienced, and a generally poor state of nutrition in the community as a whole.”

Many Americans may have heard of the other vitamin deficiency diseases, scurvy (vitamin C), pellagra (niacin), rickets (vitamin D), but beriberi (thiamine or vitamin B1) they are not familiar with whatsoever.

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If we could get the politicians and bureaucrats off TV and stop pontificating, then maybe the doctors, scientists, and epidemiologists could get down to work and figure out what be are dealing with.



NEWJERSEY: Taxpayer-Funded Benefits for Illegal Aliens?


Illegal Aliens Go on a Hunger Strike to Win Taxpayer-Funded Benefits in New Jersey
by John HawkinsPosted: April 20, 2021

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Governor Phil Murphy initially offered $40 million dollars in benefits. However, Amy Torres, Executive Director of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice said that giving illegal aliens only $40 million dollars of other people’s money for nothing is “crumbs,” adding: “This indicates that the state is not serious aside from scoring a couple of political points with headlines by offering crumbs. …How much longer is the state going to force people to fast?”

It seems unlikely that Murphy’s counter-offer will be rounding up all the illegals asking for benefits so they can be shipped back to their home countries to finish their hunger fasts there, but it should be. This is that famous never-ending slippery slope that you hear about in action. It starts with, “Let them break the law. They just want to work. I might do the same thing in their position” to “You’re racist if you think we should enforce the laws on the books” to “We should give them taxpayer money just because they’re here illegally.” While we’re at it, why would a hunger strike persuade anyone in 2021 America? Most relatively healthy people can probably make it at least 40-50 days without food and realistically, they’re all lying about being on a hunger strike anyway. You put those illegals on a scale and come back in a couple of months and half of them will have gained weight and none of them will have starved.

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Shouldn’t we send them to NY?

Murphy can donate his money if he wants but not the Taxpayers’.



Madoff Is Dead – The Great NY Cover-Up

The Madoff case was the biggest cover-up in New York’s legal history. The lawyers have made nearly $2 billion and that does not count the fees lawyers on the opposite side charged the victims. NEVER will any journalist EVER dare to risk their career by ever reporting the truth. As for that journalist who called me, she never published the story.

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Not likely to get any further investigation.

Be afraid if you have damning evidence on the power elite.


GOVERNACIDE: Two more deaths due to the Gooferment bureaucrats


Tesla With No One In Driver’s Seat Wrecks, Burst Into Flames, Kills Two Men

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Here we go again.

While the NHTSA continues to sit idly by and allow Tesla to continue to beta test its “Autopilot” and “Full Self Driving” features on public roads, yet another two men are dead after a Tesla crash where no one was reported to have been in the driver’s seat at the time.

The Tesla slammed into a tree near Hammock Dunes Place in the Houston Area, a local NBC affiliate reported. The wreck was in the “Carlton Woods subdivision near the Woodlands,” the report says.

According to authorities, “the vehicle failed to negotiate a cul-de-sac turn, ran off the road and hit the tree.”

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Two more deaths in the “bets test” on the public roads.


BIAS: WSJ mischaracterizes the Texas power system


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‘A Failure of Texas-Size Proportions’—State Struggles to Overhaul Its Power Market February storm exposed flaws in laissez-faire electricity system; fixes promise to be complex and costly (Wall Street Journal)

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This overlooks the fact that the “power board” is a bunch of bureaucrats appointed by politicians.

That ain’t laissez-faire!


LIBERTARIAN: One good form of “term limit”


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Fifth, the harshest possible term limits must be imposed. One term and you can’t run for any other office afterward. I used to have reservations about this, but they can’t all be Ron Paul. In fact, none of them can be Ron Paul. Government service was never intended to be a career and the fact that evil, despicable people (you know who they are) openly grow obscenely rich in public office is at least half of what’s wrong with this country. Read the Roman fable of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, to see what degree of patriotic leadership, service to the greater good, civic virtue, humility, and modesty every politician ought to be compelled to exhibit.

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That’s a term Limit that I can understand and support.


POLITICAL: The Deep State wants to protect Saudi Arabia at the expense of the truth, the Taxpayers, and the 9/11 victims families


Sept. 11 victims call for release of FBI report detailing Saudi Arabia’s involvement in attacks
BY LAURA KELLY – 04/14/21 06:16 PM EDT

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Family members of victims and those injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are calling on Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to release publicly an FBI report detailing what role Saudi Arabia played in supporting the attacks. 

In a letter sent Wednesday evening, the families and victims called for the top intelligence official to release an FBI review completed in 2016 that summarizes a years-long investigation into what responsibility Saudi Arabia bears for facilitating the attacks. 

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Seems like a perfectly reasonable request.

The Taxpayers have paid for it and it should be the “golden rule” (i.e., he who has the gold, Maes the rules).

I’m sure it will be “enlightening”!

And embarrassing to politicians and bureaucrats of both parties.  (That is a euphemism because they both are identical expect for whose friends and relatives get enriched!)


TECHNOLOGY: EV cars seems to have some BIG problems — with recharging


Sans Garage
By eric-
April 15, 2021

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There are many obvious problems with electric cars as mass-market cars, most of which have been discussed. But there’s one that’s regularly overlooked:

The lack of mass-garaging.

Having a garage, of course, is not a necessity. But without one, owning – charging – an EV becomes more . . . problematic.

Without a garage – and the electrical outlets most garages have – where do you plug the electric car in overnight to recharge? An extension cord can be run from an outlet inside the house sans garage to the car parked outside – assuming you have a long enough cord.

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As a fat old white guy “e-leck-trick-cal” injineer, I know a little bit amount moving electrons.  Clearly recharging is going to be an issue in several ways.  L think that this point about recharging infrastructure is a killer.  Anyone who has recharged a phone or laptop knows how long it takes,  Now imagine if your car is unusable while you’re waiting.


BIAS: CNN promotes BLM interest; it’s not news


AMERICAN NEWS Apr 15, 2021 12:41 PM EST
BREAKING: Project Veritas busts CNN director admitting coverage of black-on-Asian hate crimes would ‘set back’ BLM movement
“A bunch of black men that have been attacking Asians,” Chester said. “I’m like ‘what are you doing?’ Like… we’re trying to like help like with the BLM.”

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CNN technical director Charles Chester was caught on camera by Project Veritas stating that CNN tailors its reporting to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Luckily, no one watches CNN unless they are stuck in airport!


INSPIRATIONAL: Where the WuFlu is concerned, we all should question every hypothesis with integrity


Posted byu/GRantedblock14 

YSK: Everyone can be a scientist

Why YSK: Getting an advanced degree in a scientific discipline does not automatically make one a scientist, nor does the absence of such a degree exclude one from making significant contributions to science.

When new evidence demands it, a scientist must be able to question every hypothesis. A scientist’s acceptance of idea must be based on measurable, repeatable findings, which the scientist must disclose with total integrity.

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Where the WuFlu is concerned, we all should question every hypothesis.

And the integrity of EVERY politician and bureaucrat who pontificates about it!

Masks?  Rejected — just like chain link fences can keep out mosquitos.

Lockdowns?  Rejected — Stupidly delaying the onset of herd immunity.

RNA “vaccines”?  Rejected — Absurdly untested genetic engineering.

“Vaccines”? Rejected — these are NOT what we know as vaccines.

Mask compliance? Rejected — it is about “control”; not health.



LIBERTARIAN: Why is the state of highway bridges a Federal Gooferment problem?


APRIL 9, 2021 2:51PM
Biden’s Crumbling Bridges
By Chris Edwards

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says America’s roads and bridges are “crumbling.” The administration’s infrastructure plan says, “After decades of disinvestment, our roads, bridges, and water systems are crumbling,” and it notes that 45,000 bridges are in “poor condition.”

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Why is the state of highway bridges a Federal Gooferment problem?


SOFTWARE: EVERNOTE can’t sort the contents of a note.

Earl John S. (Evernote Help and Learning)

Apr 9, 2021, 10:04 PDT

Hi there,

Thank you for contacting Evernote Support.

I understand that you are unable to find an option to sort the contents of a note, and if it is not possible, you want to know why it isn’t.

In Evernote, you can sort your notes but not its contents. This feature is not yet built in the Evernote app. However, thank you for sharing this good idea with us. It’s super valuable in helping us build the best Evernote we can. I’ve gone ahead and made note of this for our development team. While we can’t commit to getting all feature requests into the product, we do rely on our community to tell us what they’d like to see in the future. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any other ideas.

Your ideas and feedbacks are incredibly valuable to us so we built a new “Share Feedback” button into the app to make it quick and easy for you to send us your thoughts. If you are using a Mac, you can find the “Share feedback” by clicking the “Help > Share feedback” in the menu bar (Please see attached image). The comments go directly to our product team. I encourage you to use the button to submit your feedbacks and ideas.

I hope this helps.

Please message us again if you have any outstanding concerns.

Best Regards,

Earl John S.
Customer Support Representative

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Seems like a simple straight forward function to have?