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Blame the Fed—Not Capitalism—For Your Grocery Bill

On this day in 1913, the Federal Reserve Act was signed, creating the nation’s third central bank. In the 108 years since, it has successfully enriched the powerful and well-connected and stolen from the rest of us by manipulating the Dollar. This week, millions of Americans are dealing with the most expensive Christmas of their lifetime. Not by their own reckless spending habits, but their government’s. With inflation at a 30-year high, and prices climbing at a fever pitch, people are finally waking up and demanding answers on what’s happening to our money. And with all signs pointing to government manipulation, it’s an uncomfortable moment for the political elite. Unsurprisingly, Senator Elizabeth Warren has chosen to blame free markets for recent price hikes, aiming at corporate-level grocery executives and their “corporate greed” last week. In a letter to Grocery executives for Albertson’s, Kroger, and Publix, she wrote, “Your companies had

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It’s Doomsday for the Unvaccinated, According to the White House

Late last week, the White House hosted a press briefing with President Biden and someone named Jeff Zients, whose title is, rather amusingly, “White House COVID Response Coordinator.” The briefing was everything you would expect from the current administration—that is, despairing, humorless, and utterly detached from reality.  Biden made his feelings known (at least, as best his Teleprompter would allow him) on the Omicron variant… which, need I remind you, has yet to cause a single death in the United States.  “It’s here now, and it’s spreading, and it’s going to increase … We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated – for themselves, their families and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm.” The next day, Zients elaborated on the sentiment in a lengthy follow-up.   “We are intent on not letting Omicron disrupt work and school for the vaccinated. You’ve done the right thing,

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Elon Musk Schools “Senator Karen” on Taxing the Rich

If you haven’t heard, Elon Musk has just been named Time Magazine’s 2021 person of the year. While I’m admittedly grumpy about media accolades like “person of the year”—recent recipients including Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, “Ebola Fighters,” and Greta Thunburg—It’s a breath of fresh air to see mainstream applause for someone who’s actually contributed something of value to our society. I mean, imagine that! Time’s announcement came, unsurprisingly, with a barrage of complaints from the left-wing peanut gallery, furious that a wealthy entrepreneur was getting recognition. Leading the charge was Mrs. Tax-the-Rich herself: Senator Elizabeth Warren. “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren opined on Twitter. I’m not sure whether she intended to provoke a response, but that’s precisely what happened… And things got pretty salty. Musk shot back with a Fox News article outlining Warren’s infamous

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Highlights Magazine and Kid-Masking Propaganda

Does the name Joseph Goebbels ring a bell to you? If not, here’s a brief history refresher: Goebbels was Reichminister of “Public Enlightenment and Propaganda” for Germany from 1933 through 1945. His job was to get ordinary Germans people on board with the horrors of the Nazi party, and he was successful. As you might imagine, he has some pretty fascinating quotes about the most effective methods to brainwash the public. Here’s one I find particularly compelling in today’s world: “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly — it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” What few points have you heard repeated over and over in the last few months? I’ll list a few that come to mind for me… “We just need fifteen days to slow the spread.” “Public health is more

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Parents are Terrorists (At Least, According to the FBI…)

Have you attended any testy school board meetings in the last few months? If so, the FBI may have its eyes on you, according to new whistleblower documents attained by Congress this week. According to a memo sent to FBI personnel, the agency created a digital system to track parents that could be “threats” to local school board officials. Agents were instructed to monitor for any out-of-line parents and community members, labeling them with the tag “EDUOFFICIALS.” “The purpose of the threat tag is to help scope this threat on a national level and provide an opportunity for comprehensive analysis of the threat picture for effective engagement with law enforcement partners at all levels,” said the original email. If you’ve been tracking this story at all, you might remember Attorney General Merrick Garland testifying before Congress last month. Under oath, he claimed he “can’t imagine” the FBI committing such horrors as labeling parents

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Did Joe Biden Watch a Tuttle Twins Cartoon?

It would appear that Joe Biden has been reading The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil… If not our version, perhaps the original essay that inspired it: I, Pencil by Leonard Read. Or maybe he just caught Tuesday night’s premiere of the 3rd Tuttle Twins Cartoon episode, which happened to discuss how pencils are made… At any rate, in a press conference yesterday, the President blamed our current supply chain problems on the complexity of the manufacturing economy. “Even products as simple as a pencil can have to use the wood from Brazil, graphite from India before it comes together at a factory in the United States…That’s just the nature of the modern economy,” he proclaimed from his podium. And he’s right! The modern economy is beautifully complex. It relies on the voluntary action of millions upon billions of people, each acting in their own self-interest. Unfortunately, judging by the

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