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Mastercard Forces Patreon to Blacklist Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 16, 2018

Patreon has previously banned conservative author Lauren Southern and commentator Brittany Pettibone.

Spencer believes his removal from Patreon is part of a larger trend. He told Breitbart News “This seems to me to be all part of the general attempt to silence all dissenting voices and leave only Leftists speaking in the runup to the 2018 elections.”

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/08/15/mastercard-forces-patreon-to-kick-off-jihad-watchs-robert-spencer/

by Charlie Nash

Mastercard has reportedly forced funding platform Patreon to kick conservative author and “Jihad Watch” owner Robert Spencer off its site.

“My name is April and I’m on the Trust & Safety team here at Patreon. I’ve been notified by Mastercard that we must remove your account from Patreon, effective immediately,” wrote Patreon in an email to Spencer. “Mastercard has a stricter set of rules and regulations than Patreon, and they reserve the right to not offer their services to accounts of their choosing. This is in line with their terms of service, which means it’s something we have to comply by.”… Read the rest of this entry »

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Nancy Pelosi: Maxine Waters ‘Strikes Fear in the Heart’ of Trump

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 16, 2018

Both strike fear into me..

And hopefully any other sane person.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/15/nancy-pelosi-maxine-waters-strikes-fear-in-the-heart-of-trump/

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An Argument – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 16, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/08/michael-s-rozeff/an-argument-for-ending-patent-monopolies/

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An Argument for Ending Patent Monopolies

Google’s market power traces back to patents. Google has allegedly levered this economic power into politics by slanting its algorithms of search toward Hillary Clinton and away from Donald Trump. Google influences the presentation of political information. Among social media platforms, shadowbanning is another way to influence political discourse. A third way is the outright banning of platforms such as that of Alex Jones.

Reporter Allum Bokhari writes “Facebook claims to have boosted voter turnout by 3 percent in 2016 by making small tweaks to theiralgorithm. And studies have shown that if search engines like Google manipulated their results to favor particular candidates, they could sway up to 40 percent of undecided voters. The author of the same studies estimates that biased search results shifted between 2 and 3 million votes towards Hillary Clinton in 2016. How much more could they shift in 2020?” Read the rest of this entry »

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Before Public Roads, Private Companies Did It Better | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 16, 2018

But you can bet that it would be more efficient, since companies, investors, and users would be responsible. The government doesn’t have much incentive to keep costs down, improve road conditions, reduce traffic, or serve market demands.

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/before-public-roads-private-companies-did-it-better/

By Joe Jarvis

Even the U.S. Department of Transportation has to admit, the first major U.S. roadways were not built by the government:

The privately built Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Road was the first important turnpike and the first long-distance broken-stone and gravel surface built in America according to formal plans and specifications. The road’s construction marked the beginning of organized road improvement after the long period of economic confusion following the American Revolution.

The road opened the territory northwest of the Ohio River and provided cheap transportation between the coast cities and the new Republic’s “bread basket” region surrounding Lancaster.

In the early days of the United States, the government certainly saw the benefit of roads. But most politicians didn’t think it was their place to raise taxes to pay for them.

State governments laid claim to all unoccupied land. So state governments would grant charters to private companies to build, improve, and maintain roads on “public” land.

The companies sold stock in the routes to investors, which funded the development of these roads. Tolls made the companies profitable so they could pay back investors.

The government’s only role was granting ownership of certain public pathways to these companies, under the condition that they improve them… Read the rest of this entry »

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“FDA Approval” is a Monopolist’s Scheme to Limit Competition | Mises Institute

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 16, 2018

FDA approval is also crucial because Medicaid and Medicare and Veterans will then pay for it. They will not pay for a supplement, even if it is the same thing, even if it costs less than a tenth as much.

https://mises.org/power-market/fda-approval-monopolists-scheme-limit-competition

Hunter Lewis

Charging the price of an expensive car for a garden-variety amino acid, one we eat every day.

A year ago, the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) approved a “drug” called Endari to treat sickle cell disease, which afflicts about 100,000 Americans of African descent and around 25 million more outside the US. Price tag: $28,000 a year.

So what is Endari? Anything approved by the FDA legally becomes a “drug.” But some have noted this “drug” is just a higher dose of L-glutamine, a common amino acid that is in our food and that our bodies also make. Indeed, The agency itself describes this “drug”  as “L-glutamine oral powder.” Amino acids are the building blocks for protein and we also use them for other purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joel Salatin: The Rise Of Rogue Food | Peak Prosperity

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 16, 2018

https://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/114260/joel-salatin-rise-rogue-food

by Adam Taggart

This week, we welcome back Joel Salatin to the podcast. Labeled by The Washington Post as “the most famous farmer in America”, Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy.

Who wouldn’t want that?

Well, the government and Big Ag for starters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Keith Ellison, Democratic Party Radical, Takes Primary for AG in Minnesota

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 15, 2018

He is probably not so radical inside of Garrison Keillor land.

Minnesota is no stranger to socialism.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/14/keith-ellison-democratic-party-radical-takes-primary-for-ag-in-minnesota/

by Ian Mason

…Ellison looks to have secured a comfortable majority of Democratic primary votes in a five-candidate field in which he had by far the most prominent public profile.

Ellison, one of Congress’s most left-wing Democrats, was heavily favored to win the race for his party’s nomination for the top law enforcement office in the Land of the Sky-Blue Water. The sitting U.S. representative from Minneapolis sought the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last year, but settled for the deputy spot after former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez edged him out in the leadership election. He then opted to run for Minnesota AG rather than seek reelection to Congress… Read the rest of this entry »

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Sanders: I’m Declining Dem Nomination and Running as an Independent

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 15, 2018

Good for the Republicans…until Bernie is told decides to change his mind.

https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/08/14/sanders-im-declining-dem-nomination-and-running-as-an-independent/

by Ian Hanchett

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that, despite winning the Democratic primary, he will run for re-election in 2018 as an Independent…

Be seeing you

Bernie

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‘Too Big to Fail’: Russia-gate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack – Consortiumnews

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 15, 2018

There was an orthodoxy abroad many centuries ago called Fideism. In the simplest terms, it means the privileging of faith and belief over reason. It was the enemy of individual conscience, among much else.

 “How far will we allow our government to escalate against others without proof of anything?”

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/08/13/too-big-to-fail-russia-gate-one-year-after-vips-showed-a-leak-not-a-hack/

By Patrick Lawrence

A year has passed since highly credentialed intelligence professionals produced the first hard evidence that allegations of mail theft and other crimes attributed to Russia rested on purposeful falsification and subterfuge. The initial reaction to these revelations—a firestorm of frantic denial—augured ill, and the time since has fulfilled one’s worst expectations. One year later we live within an institutionalized proscription of proven reality. Our discourse consists of a series of fence posts and taboos. By any detached measure, this lands us in deep, serious trouble. The sprawl of what we call “Russia-gate” now brings our republic and its institutions to a moment of great peril—the gravest since the McCarthy years and possibly since the Civil War. No, I do not consider this hyperbole.

Much has happened since Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity published its report on intrusions into the Democratic Party’s mail servers on Consortium News on July 24 last year. Parts of the intelligence apparatus—by no means all or even most of it—have issued official “assessments” of Russian culpability. Media have produced countless multi-part “investigations,” “special reports,” and what-have-yous that amount to an orgy of faulty syllogisms. Robert Mueller’s special investigation has issued two sets of indictments that, on scrutiny, prove as wanting in evidence as the notoriously flimsy intelligence “assessment” of January 6, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Russia hysteria gave us social media censorship (Video)

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 15, 2018

http://theduran.com/russia-hysteria-gave-us-social-media-censorship-video/

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It started with Hillary Clinton floating out the big lie, that 17 US intelligence agencies are “confident” that Russia hacked DNC servers and John Podesta email accounts, in a Kremlin plot to elect Donald Trump as President of the United States.

Fast forward two years later and witness Silicon Valley tech giants colluding in a span of 12 hours to de-platform Infowars and Alex Jones.

These are not isolated incidences. The one gave us the other.

The Deep State’s chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost to the ultimate outsider, Donald Trump. All eyes, and all lies, turned to the perennial scapegoat Russia.

This time the elitist plan was more sinister than ever. Why let a good lie like ‘Russia election meddling’ go to waste?… Read the rest of this entry »

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