The Reason for Ron Paul’s Suspension from Facebook Is Revealed, and It’s Frightening

Those who continue to argue that the social media companies are purely private ventures acting independent of US government interests are ignoring reality. The corporatist merger of “private” US social media companies with US government foreign policy goals has a long history and is deeply steeped in the hyper-interventionism of the Obama/Biden era. “Big Tech” long ago partnered with the Obama/Biden/Clinton State Department to lend their tools to US “soft power” goals overseas. Whether it was ongoing regime change attempts against Iran, the 2009 coup in Honduras, the disastrous US-led coup in Ukraine, “Arab Spring,” the destruction of Syria and Libya, and so many more, the big US tech firms were happy to partner up with the State Department and US intelligence to provide the tools to empower those the US wanted to seize power and to silence those out of favor. In short, US government elites have been partnering with “Big Tech” overseas for years to decide who has the right to speak and who must be silenced. What has changed now is that this deployment of “soft power” in the service of Washington’s hard power has come home to roost.

The Reason for Ron Paul’s Suspension from Facebook Is Revealed, and It’s Frightening

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Free Ron Paul from from Facebook “jail”!

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INTERESTING: Do your own demonstration

Think masks are a good policy?

I was standing outside the daycare the other morning. It was cold. I was wearing my mask as they require. Standing close to the door to let them know we were there, I notice the door fogging up from my breath.

So if Covid spreads by your breath’s droplets, then masks don’t stop anything.

As @tomwoods says, masks are a religion.

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TINFOILHAT: Evidence Mounts of a Capitol Hill False Flag – LewRockwell

Wednesday night Capitol Hill violence was likely orchestrated to elevate Biden/Harris to power by ending the Trump-led GOP challenge. It had earmarks of a well-planned false flag by US dark forces. It appears that hostile-to-Trump elements infiltrated largely nonviolent Trump protesters. They got access to Capitol Hill after police and federal law enforcers opened barricades surrounding it, letting them storm the building to commit violence.  Wrongfully blaming Trump for what happened got him to pledge a smooth transition to Biden/Harris on January 20 — ending his hope for a second term. It also intimidated most Republicans to go along with what came off with military precision by a superior force against an easily overwhelmed weak one. Inside Capitol Hill, guards led hostile-to-Trump elements to designated areas. Instead of preventing violence, Capitol Hill security facilitated it in what appears to have been the climax to a homeland color revolution to end Trump’s election challenge by violently quashing it.

Evidence Mounts of a Capitol Hill False Flag – LewRockwell

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Was the incident in DC a false flag?

Certainly possible.

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Snakes climb poles using terrifying, newly found ‘lasso’ technique – CNET

“Initially, the baffle did work, for the most part,”  Tom Seibert, a Colorado State University emeritus wildlife biology professor, said in a statement. “Then all of a sudden, we saw this snake form what looked like a lasso around the cylinder and wiggle its body up. We watched that part of the video about 15 times. It was a shocker. Nothing I’d ever seen compares to it.”

Snakes climb poles using terrifying, newly found ‘lasso’ technique – CNET

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“Nature” is amazing!

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NY Post: Big Tech’s assault on Parler proves it’s gone full cartel

History shows that cartels do not survive without protection from governments. (From The New York Post) This is looking more like a cabal supporting each other — at the least, uniting to enforce a common political orthodoxy. A similar argument goes: If you don’t like how Facebook or Twitter enforces its rules, go build your own alternative.

Source: NY Post: Big Tech’s assault on Parler proves it’s gone full cartel

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Let see what the new administration does?

(Any sucker money bets on “nothing”?)

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SECURITY: ESS voting machine company sends threats

Well, let me explain it for you. The ExpressVote XL, if hacked, can add, delete, or change votes on individual ballots — and no voting machine is immune from hacking. That’s why optical-scan voting machines are the way to go, because they can’t change what’s printed on the ballot. And let me explain some more: The ExpressVote XL, if adopted, will deteriorate our security and our ability to have confidence in our elections, and indeed it is a bad voting machine. And expensive, too!

ESS voting machine company sends threats

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Seems very simple to me that we need more checks and balances. It’s not a “Conspiracy Theory”, but a realization that the “methods & procedures” REQUIRE one system to mark and different system to count.

Argh!

(IMHO both parties want an insecure system so they can cheat.)

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Negative consequences of this unchecked spending

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet George Will rightly condemns Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz for playing leading roles in unleashing Wednesday’s mob on Capitol Hill . A slice: The Trump-Hawley-Cruz insurrection against constitutional government will be an indelible stain on the nation.

Source: Some Non-Covid Links

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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy has some wishes for the New Year. A slice:

The negative consequences of this unchecked spending will be huge. The Congressional Budget Office, for instance, warned that an extension of unemployment bonuses and benefits creates disincentives to work and a slowdown of the economy. This extra spending also produces an ungodly level of debt, which academic research shows will ultimately slow economic growth. This means that future generations will both live in a slower-growth environment and face higher taxes to pay for today’s obscene spending. And this doesn’t even address the cultural distortions created by programs designed to pay people not to work.

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So get ready for more disincentives, higher taxes, and higher inflation.

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INSPIRATIONAL: One man competes with sex traffickers

https://whowhatwhy.org/2021/01/09/ex-monk-takes-on-the-thai-sex-mafia/

JANUARY 9, 2021 | EDWARD GIRARDET
EX-MONK TAKES ON THE THAI SEX MAFIA

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We have selected Hartanto Gunawan as one of our Global Genevans. These are inspired individuals whose work or legacies represent key issues ranging from human rights and humanitarian concern to health and climate change as embodied by the worldwide “international Geneva” community. Photo credit: Global Geneva

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Hartanto now lives and works out of Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, an early 19th century Buddhist enclave from the reign of Rama II, which is located in the Thong Buri district of Bangkok. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, this is where in 2007 Hartanto established the Wat Arun Rajvararam Community Learning Centre (CLC) to train teenage high school graduates as nurse assistants. The one-year course is aimed at susceptible girls from poor families, but also orphans, who are the ones most likely to be taken by the traffickers.

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Hope he becomes even more successful in his mission.

Wish there was a way to contribute to his efforts.

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LIBERTARIAN: For those looking for a new political party to call home … …

https://my.lp.org/contribute/join/

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As Libertarians, we often talk about the need to break up the system and fix what is broken in government, but never would we say the way to do that is to support a bombastic megalomaniac who refuses to accept that he lost an election. What good are principles of peace, self-government, non-aggression, and mutual respect if we attempt to institute them through anger, violence, and an authoritarian autocrat? 

We are against the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals, which is what Trump incited that mob to try to do Wednesday. There are real grievances out there to engage, that Trump and others have obviously exploited for their own benefit.

Libertarians know better than most how pervasive corruption is in the system. Of course our elections are a sham — the intensely polarized ruling class our forefathers warned us about has created a corrupt establishment that keeps all but the most connected, most wealthy, and generally the most extreme candidates from gaining traction. However, none of those extremist Trump supporters, fueled by his dangerous rhetoric over the last four years, are up in arms that the Libertarian presidential nominee was forbidden from the debate stage (despite winning ballot access in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam). They are mad instead that their candidate lost — and they sought to use destruction of property and violence to get their way.

Members of the Libertarian Party sign an oath not to initiate the use of violence or force to enact our political or social will on others. We understand that we must fight the system strategically and not brutally. Just as we opposed the destruction caused by rioters around the country last summer in the name of virtuous causes, we adamantly oppose this use of force to usurp an election of the people, by the people, and for the people. 

Over the last few days, many members of the Republican Party have reached out to inquire about a new political home — their numbers will no doubt continue to grow in the coming days and weeks.

The Libertarian Party is here.

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Welcome to all who want peace.

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Twelve Benefits to New Hampshire Independence

Originally published on The Liberty Block , the following is a guest post by Alu Axleman, which represents the personal opinions of the author, and not necessarily that of the Foundation. If New Hampshire were to leave the union and no longer be one of the ‘ Divided States ‘ of America, would our state be better off?

Source: Twelve Benefits to New Hampshire Independence

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This is a nice list of the benefits of secession!

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TINFOILHAT: Voter irregularities, mathematical improbabilities, questionable extensions of ballot deadlines and unsolicited ballots needs to be addressed

https://buff.ly/39dkNdd

Right-Wing Conspiracy ‘Insane’ — Left-Wing Conspiracy Theories, Not So Much

“So many Americans know nothing about the legal challenges that raise questions about voter irregularities, mathematical improbabilities, questionable extensions of ballot deadlines and unsolicited ballots apparently illegally sent in Michigan, among other factual and legal issues raised.” — Larry Elder

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One can only hope, that like the JFK/Nixon steal, eventually the truth will come out.

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‘It’s Easy Money’: Nigerian Scammer Laughs about Huge Sums Stolen from COVID Welfare Programs in Bombshell Interview – Foundation for Economic Education

Government bureaucrats were caught flat-footed, and the flood of money being rushed out the door in the name of emergency meant more vulnerabilities than ever. It took many states more than six months to add verification requirements and partially stem the flow. Just to use one state as an example, Washington state usually identifies a few dozen fraudsters in a year—now, it has identified more than 122,000 since March.

‘It’s Easy Money’: Nigerian Scammer Laughs about Huge Sums Stolen from COVID Welfare Programs in Bombshell Interview – Foundation for Economic Education

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So besides it being a “bad” policy (i.e., sets up a counter productive incentive), it was “wasteful” (i.e., more went to fraud then went to real people).

Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

So this result shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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POLITICAL: Here’s the opening of the floodgates!

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/pelosi-house-rules-republicans/2021/01/06/id/1004462/

Pelosi Changes House Rules to Squelch Republicans

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
By Brian Freeman    |   Wednesday, 06 January 2021 09:38 AM

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That change was not the only damage done by the Democrats, according to the Review-Journal, as Democrats also essentially eliminated a requirement that legislation which boosts the deficit be offset with cuts elsewhere.

Although the previous rule was clearly not working, since the deficit was booming regardless of which party was in control of the House, “the symbolism here is obvious and will allow Democrats to offer budget-busting legislation on a wide array of dangerous progressive priorities without concern for the long-term fiscal ramifications,” the editorial stated.

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INNOVATION: Negative Leap Seconds?

https://nypost.com/2021/01/05/atomic-clock-scientists-suggest-subtracting-a-second-from-minute/

Atomic clock scientists suggest shortening minute to 59 seconds
By Hannah Sparks
January 5, 2021

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Nevertheless, Earth slows down for no one. In fact, according to global time officials, it’s speeding up, prompting suggestions to shorten the minute by a second, the Telegraph reported.

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Who would think that “time” is not a physical constant like Ππ Pi, ΕεEpsilon, or any of the many other ‘constants’?

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Peter Navarro Releases “Art of the Steal” Report | Dan Bongino

Titled “The Art of the Steal,” the report is the sequel to a prior report of Navarro’s on election irregularities that alleged outright voter fraud, ballot mishandling, contestable process fouls, equal protection clause violations, voting machine irregularities, and significant statistical anomalies.

Peter Navarro Releases “Art of the Steal” Report | Dan Bongino

Guess this is like the autopsy of the American Republic. I doubt we will ever have a “fair” election ever again. If we have ever had one? Why won’t politicians and bureaucrats cheat anyway they can now since there is no penalty.

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POLITICAL: It’s official; the USA is an oligarchy

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-threat-of-authoritarianism-in

The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing To Do With Trump
The COVID-driven centralization of economic power and information control in the hands of a few corporate monopolies poses enduring threats to political freedom.

Glenn Greenwald
Dec 28, 2020

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Whether the U.S. was a democracy in any meaningful sense prior to Trump had been the subject of substantial scholarly debate. A much-discussed 2014 study concluded that economic power has become so concentrated in the hands of such a small number of U.S. corporate giants and mega-billionaires, and that this concentration in economic power has ushered in virtually unchallengeable political power in their hands and virtually none in anyone else’s, that the U.S. more resembles oligarchy than anything else:

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We’ve already seen the difference in justice for the elite and the poor slubs.

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Why Are U.S. Taxpayers Providing Public Pensions To Millionaire Members Of Congress?

Taxpayers provide pensions, generous pensions, to many millionaires who once worked in government. Not JUST those who were in Congress. (From Forbes) As the longest-serving member of Congress, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) would qualify for a yearly pension of $167,040 if he retired today.

Source: Why Are U.S. Taxpayers Providing Public Pensions To Millionaire Members Of Congress?

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Critics question the necessity of such a system. Why are U.S. taxpayers providing public pensions to millionaire members of Congress on top of a 401(k)-style plan? (The median net worth for a member recently exceeded $1.1 million.)

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Why indeed?

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20 striking findings from 2020 | Pew Research Center

A large majority of U.S. adults (86%) say there is some kind of lesson or set of lessons for mankind to learn from the coronavirus outbreak, and about a third (35%) say these lessons were sent by God. In open-ended survey responses collected by the Center in the summer, Americans pointed to practical lessons, such as wearing a mask; personal lessons, such as remembering the importance of spending time with family and loved ones; and societal lessons, such as the need for universal health care. Other responses were political in nature, including criticisms of both major parties and concerns about the politicization of the pandemic.

20 striking findings from 2020 | Pew Research Center

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I agree about the “politicization of the pandemic”.

I, for one, am not sure that there is a “pandemic”, or an “epidemic”.

Evidence is that: (1) adjusting the number of “cycles” in PCR testing seems to dial up whatever result you want; and (2) no one has identified the “corona virus” yet.

Hell, there’s even a Conspiracy Theory” that “corona 19 virus” may be a vitamin defiiency. I have a lot of sympathy for this question about the #wuflu.

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MONEY: Bloomberg Intelligence Projects $50 Silver in 2021 | SchiffGold

DECEMBER 23, 2020  BY SCHIFFGOLD   0   0 Saxo Bank recently projected silver will soar to $50 an ounce in 2021, powered by loose monetary policy along with the push for “green energy.” Bloomberg Intelligence is now making a similar call, saying silver will be “the primary metal” benefiting from electrification and quantitative easing in 2021. Gold set a new record earlier this year and briefly traded above $2,000 an ounce. In a recent report, Bloomberg Intelligence senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone predicted silver will follow gold toward a record high of its own.

Bloomberg Intelligence Projects $50 Silver in 2021 | SchiffGold

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Clearly higher metal prices are predicting inflation from all the FED’s action to stimulate the economy.

The result will be a harder life for the “middle class” if there is any such left.

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California COVID-19 unemployment fraud may total $2 billion – Los Angeles Times

A bank official said red flags have been issued on claims filed in the names of infants, children and centenarians, as well as people living in states not contiguous to California.

California COVID-19 unemployment fraud may total $2 billion – Los Angeles Times

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The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

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Levin: On Jan. 6, we learn whether our Constitution will hold – TheBlaze

At no time did the framers even raise the possibility that governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, election boards, administrators, etc., would play any significant role in the electoral process. Indeed, certain of those offices did not even exist. Moreover, as I said, the courts were rejected out of hand. Thus, such an important power was to be exercised exclusively by the state legislatures.

Levin: On Jan. 6, we learn whether our Constitution will hold – TheBlaze

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Great point!

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Biden transition team disables Zoom chat for journalists: Reporter | Fox News

Biden transition team disables Zoom chat for journalists: Reporter Reporters, editors complained that they were not able to ask questions in the video conferences By David Rutz | Fox News

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team disabled the chat function for reporters on conference Zoom calls, where journalists had been pressing officials to take more questions.

Biden transition team disables Zoom chat for journalists: Reporter | Fox News

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Don’t need any questions from the “reporters”!

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Sidney Powell interview on Rush Limbaugh show…”Absolutely Unprecedented” | Populist Press 2021 ©

“The very night of the election many people saw something that they had never seen before in the history of our elections. They saw votes being changed on the screen in front of them, going from President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. On top of that, the morning after the election, even that night, the voting stopped. They stopped counting in multiple districts at the same time before the vote got to 270 electors for President Trump. That’s never happened before. The only time votes have ever stopped being counted in this country on election night was when the Broward County problem developed over Hanging Chad’s in one county in FL. So for FIVE states to stop counting on election night is absolutely UNPRECEDENTED. And they did it because the vote count for the electoral college was about to hit [+ go over] 270 for President Donald Trump, because of the massive outpouring of votes for him that night. By the next morning, multiple mathematicians had contacted me and told me they knew the algorithm that had been run to change the votes. It was that obvious to people with mathematical expertise. It is a mathematical impossibility for 100’s of thousands of votes to show up for VP Biden alone and to have been injected into the system the way that they were. We have eye-witness testimony of countless people who saw votes coming in, in unsecured containers and improper means and looking different the night of the election. These people have come forward at great personal risk to themselves & their families to provide thousands of affidavits of voting abnormalities and actual crimes that they witnessed happen on election night. The very fact that the other side is working so hard to hide all of this. Federal law requires transparency in our electoral process and our elections.” There is a federal statute that requires all the documents pertaining to the election to be maintained for 22 months following an election, for the very reason that it has to be completely auditable. A Federal Judge in October [in ATL] found all kinds of problems w/ the Dominion system that GA bought and crammed down for everybody across the state to use. That’s where the most problems have been, is in GA. Witnesses have come forward, there was supposedly a water leak that they shut down voting for. That was an abject lie. We have video of witnesses pulling suspect ballots out from under a table after they ran off all the observers. Somebody told me that one of the people that did that has told gov’t officials how it happened and what happened. But has that information been provided to the public? No. There is rampant voter fraud of all kinds. Federal violations of 5 years + more across the country by virtue of all the misconduct on election night. The flipping of votes by Dominion is even advertised, on their ability to do that, to run a fraction, to make a Biden vote count 1.26% and a Trump vote to only count 0.74%. They’ve done it before. They’ve done it in Venezuela. They done it in other foreign countries. They’ve done it in THIS country. We have evidence even that it was done in 2016 in CA to benefit Hillary or Bernie Sanders, and it’s been done in other local elections and smaller elections in different places. This is the only time it’s been this widespread, and the reason it didn’t work this time, they’ve been able to shave these votes for a long time, but the reason it didn’t work completely this time and they had to shut down in so many places was because so many Trump supporters poured out on the day of the election to vote for President Donald Trump in what was a LANDSLIDE victory, a historic victory, is because it BROKE the algorithm. That’s why they had to stop counting that night. That’s why they had to bring in ballots and try to back-fill. And it still doesn’t work, because there are still 100’s of thousands of more votes than there were voters to vote them. The math simply doesn’t add up. And if they had nothing to hide, why aren’t they providing transparency into the voting systems of the United States of America, the country that is founded upon the Rule of Law and is supposed to be above all this? It is absolutely the most appalling criminal operation in the history of our country.”

Sidney Powell interview on Rush Limbaugh show…”Absolutely Unprecedented” | Populist Press 2021 ©

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Don’t skip reading this!!!

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12 NJ Bars, Restaurants Broke COVID Rules, Attorney General Says | Parsippany, NJ Patch

12 NJ Bars, Restaurants Broke COVID Rules, Attorney General Says Twelve bars and restaurants in New Jersey accused of violating coronavirus restrictions may be in trouble. Russ Crespolini, Patch Staff Posted Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 3:20 pm ET | Updated Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 3:45 pm ET Replies (29) There are actions against more than 200 establishments in response to breaking COVID-19 rules, according to authorities. (Shutterstock) NEW JERSEY – The state wants to suspend the liquor licenses of 12 New Jersey bars and restaurants for violating executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

12 NJ Bars, Restaurants Broke COVID Rules, Attorney General Says | Parsippany, NJ Patch

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If one accepts the current Federal Constitutional interpretation of “subordination”, isn’t this a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment.

I think “subordination” is an incorrect interpretation but as long as the Gooferment believes it, it should be used against them!

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Nashville bomber’s girlfriend told police in 2019 he was making explosives inside RV: report | Fox News

Nashville bomber’s girlfriend told police in 2019 he was making explosives inside RV

Nashville bomber’s girlfriend told police in 2019 he was making explosives inside RV: report | Fox News

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So much for “see something; say something”!

Argh!

Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

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