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“You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently.”

Read some Orwell, get radicalized, and flex your extremism proudly. (1) Facebook goes full Big Brother with new “extremism” warnings (OffGuardian) (1a) Facebook asks users to report their ‘extremist’ friends (YouTube) Does belief in the Austrian School of Economics versus the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) make you an extremist? How about being a TRAD? I’m […]

Inflation, inflation, inflation…

(1) Federal Reserve Delivers Bad News About Expectations For Inflation, Raising Interest Rates: Report (Daily Wire)

The barbarians are inside the gate (and so on).

“The C.I.A.’s growth was ‘likened to a malignancy’ which the ‘very high official was not sure even the White House could control…any longer.’ ‘If the United States ever experiences [a coup to overthrow the government] it will come from the C.I.A. and not the Pentagon.’ The agency ‘represents a tremendous power and total unaccountability to […]

Weekend 488.1

(1) Brompton warns of price increases in midst of production scale up (Bike Europe) (1a) The entire world is ‘awash in a sea of debt’ (YouTube) (2) The Mendacity of Joe Biden and the Ruling Elites (American Thinker) “The ruling elites in their headfirst dash to transform the culture have aligned themselves with the radical […]

Weekend 483.1 (tick, tick, tick)

(1) Treasurys Tremble (NR) (2) Federal ‘COVID’ Spending Just Hit $41,870 Per Taxpayer. Did You See That Much in Benefit? (FEE) (2a) The Stages of Grief at the Frontier by JAKUB GRYGIEL (American Interest)

Tell me with the rapture and the reverent in the right

(1) Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah (Vatican News) (2) Economists Warn We Can’t Keep Ignoring the National Debt Forever (FEE)

Bytes, bites, and bloatware

(1) HANGING BY A THREAD: Surviving Globalism and Losing Factory Culture in the Embroidery Capital of the World (Breitbart) (2) COVID-19, Circumstance, and Groundhog Day (Law and Liberty)

Weekend 406.0

(1) Oregon bike tax is coming: Here are a few quirks in the law and how shops feel about it (BikePortland) (2) Lawrence Solomon: Ban the bike! How cities made a huge mistake in promoting cycling (Financial Post) File Under: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas or Bah Humbug

Disruption, displacement, and derailleurs

(1) Innovations Threaten the Neighborhood Bike Shop (NY Times) “‘The change in the outside world is profound,’ he said. ‘We haven’t been as affected by the internet as bookstores and record stores, but it is coming.’” (2) Generation Lost…

Weekend 368.0 (Independence Weekend)

(1) Liberal Cosmopolitans Lash Out at the Shattering of Their Worldview (National Review) “Liberal cosmopolitanism, regnant since the end of the Cold War, has bought completely into its own rightness. It is entirely devoted to an increasingly borderless political future carefully managed by technocrats and tempered by “compassion” and “tolerance” — all of which aims […]

Weekend 363.1

(1) Letter: ‘Empathizing’ with Malloy is ludicrous (Fairfield Citizen) (2) General Electric Planning Job Cuts in Connecticut (Hartford Courant) (3) Connecticut Tax Boomerang (Wall Street Journal) (4) 2016 Regular Session: Winners and Losers (CT News Junkie)

bum! brrum! brrrumble!!!!

“…the roll of drums and the flutter of the flags of empire.” (1) Boris Johnson: Americans would never accept EU restrictions – so why should we? (Telegraph) (2) Troubling warnings for the US from the 1930s (Financial Times – Registration Required)

Weekend 356.0 (…the moon belongs to everyone -or- the man with the mini orchestra)

“cuius regio, eius religio” (1) Garry Kasparov: Hey, Bernie, Don’t Lecture Me About Socialism. I Lived Through It. (The Daily Beast) “A society that relies too heavily on redistributing wealth eventually runs out of wealth to redistribute. The historical record is clear. It’s capitalism that brought billions of people out of poverty in the 20th […]

Weekend 350.0

“On earth we are wayfarers, always on the go. This means that we have to keep on moving forward. Therefore be always unhappy about what you are if you want to reach what you are not.” – St. Augustine (1) China’s Ghost Cities (YouTube) (2) Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours review – the romance […]

Weekend 349.0

(1) Yellen’s Job Puzzle: Why Are 20-Somethings Retiring? (Bloomberg)