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Politics

Ways to challenge Progressives’ demands for confiscatory taxes

When it comes to confiscatory taxes, up-and-coming Progressive politicians are honest in their desires, but dishonest or misinformed about their facts. I’m developing quite the soft spot for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s not that I think she’s either intelligent or that her ideas are good. To the contrary, I find her [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 9/12/2018 — the Benghazi tragedy and an illustrated edition

Today is the 6th anniversary of four American deaths in Benghazi. This round-up remembers that day and looks at some current news too — plus pictures! Remembering the men who died at Benghazi. Today is the six-year anniversary of the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans died: Ambassador [Read More]

Culture

Socialism in Venezuela | Serial (video)

An outstanding video by Glenn Beck on the illusion, revelations, pain and suffering under socialism in Venezuela. Definitely worth sharing with the useful idiots in one’s life. Published on Jul 11, 2018 by TheBlaze Venezuela has been the Utopian bastion held up by the Left for decades as the example of [Read More]

World

Venezuela: Restructuring debt?

The guy in charge of the commission’s in Washington’s drug kingpin list. The Finance Minister is under U.S. sanctions for alleged corruption. And the investors couldn’t get information on how to attend the commission’s meeting in Caracas yesterday, Nov. 13, “which happens to be the deadline for almost $300 million [Read More]

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Politics

The Bookworm Beat 10/23/17 — the world is both sad and surreal edition

For a different perspective, today’s Bookworm Beat arrives at your computer thanks to Wolf Howling, who likes serious news with a touch of the surreal. Arab construction worker writes “good morning” on FB in Arabic. Facebook auto translator translates it as “attack them.” Israeli police arrest him before noting the [Read More]

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Stinchfield: Death and Destruction Features of Socialism (video)

The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. What are those popping sounds in the video, you ask? Answer: The heads of socialist [Read More]

World

Venezuela: Ortega flees following constituent assembly power grab

Former attorney general Luisa Ortega fled with her husband, congressman Germán Ferrer, to neighboring Colombia via Aruba on Friday: Venezuela’s Former Attorney General Flees to Colombia. Her flight comes after the constituent assembly, an entity created by Nicolás Maduro, seized legislative powers from Congress Ms. Ortega was fired earlier this month by [Read More]

World

Venezuela: RCTV shut down 10 years ago

The great Joel D. Hirst remembers RCTV – The Day the Music Died. Hugo Chávez denied by decree RCTV’s license renewal, not by due process of law. Hirst writes, Ten years ago now – ten years. Maybe that was when it ended. It certainly was dramatic. Hugo Chavez had just [Read More]

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Venezuela: It’s Trump’s Fault

By: Mike McDaniel    No matter how bad the decline of a socialist state might be, there are always American fellow travelers helping out. I’ve been following the rapidly declining fortunes of Venezuela for some time now. In This Time It’ll Work, earlier this year, I wrote: To read the rest, [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

First comes disarmament, then comes an end to human rights

Bob Owens reminds us that history does, indeed, repeat itself. And Venezuela is the latest example The natural right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment was previously reflected in the English Bill of Rights (which also saw it as a preexisting right). That right was written down after Kings [Read More]

World

Venezuela: Arming the thugs

Demonstrations for and against the regime scheduled for today, the anniversary of Venezuela’s 1810 independence from Spain. As The Guardian put it, Venezuela braces for the ‘mother of all protests’ as both sides call for rallies. In anticipation, Maduro announced that the popular militia has added another 50,000 members (link [Read More]

World

U.S., Mexico + 12 other countries to challenge Venezuela

The WSJ reports that, for the first time in twelve years (emphasis added), Fourteen nations plan to issue a joint statement in coming days calling on the government of President Nicolás Maduro to release political prisoners, return full powers to the National Assembly and set a timetable to hold regional [Read More]