August 2020: The Richardson Studies Gazette: Current Events & Analysis

10 Ways Big Tech Can Shift Millions of Votes in the November Elections—Without Anyone Knowing

A noted researcher describes 10 ways Google, Facebook, other companies could shift millions of votes in the US midterms — The Epoch Times

A critique of modern socialism

Socialism has moved on from the Marxist version of the state owning the means of production to one whereby production remains in the hands of individuals but are heavily regulated — echoing Mussolini’s fascist-socialist model. But after nearly nine decades this model faces collapse, much like the Soviet collapse after sixty-seven years. This article explores the modern socialist model, updates the economic calculation problem identified by von Mises in 1920 and explains why it still fails in today’s socialism. And finally we predict the consequences for governments and their state-issued currencies. — Gold Money

NPR Is Openly Promoting A Book That Celebrates And Encourages Looting

…as the Post Millennial puts it: “This book promoting riots is a number one new release on Amazon, a mega-corporation that benefits every time a local shop gets torched.” — ZeroHedge

“I Don’t Think There Should Be Any Debates” Says Pelosi, Calling Them An “Exercise In Skullduggery”

“I don’t think that there should be any debates,” Pelosi said on Thursday, one day after President Trump demanded Biden take a drug test before the two square off. “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him — ZeroHedge

Violent Crime Now Almost as Important to American Voters as Coronavirus

… As we highlighted earlier, CNN host Don Lemon appears to be worried that the relentless riots and unrest that have plagued American cities for the last three months are aiding Trump. “I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping that it will go away…Joe Biden may be afraid to do it…He’s got to address it. He’s got to come out and talk about it,” said Lemon. — ZeroHedge

Child Trafficking Protesters Gathered Outside Buckingham Palace To Condemn “Pedophile” Prince

protesters can be seen waving banners with Prince Andrew’s face along with messages condemning his crimes. — The Mind Unleashed

Kamala Harris Helped Bail Out Two Murder Suspects And Twice-Convicted Sex Offender

Three months ago, Kamala Harris asked her 3.7 million Twitter followers (now 5.4 million) to contribute to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, whose mission is to ‘help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.’ — ZeroHedge

DNC Uses Duplicate ‘Fans’ During Kamala Harris Livestream

“Apparently, the DNC couldn’t even find 30 people who were excited about Kamala Harris” — Summit News

Virginia Plans Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations For All Residents

During an interview that aired on Friday, the state’s health commissioner said he planned to invoke state law to make vaccinations mandatory – once a western product is available, presumably. — ZeroHedge

Pelosi Calls Republicans ‘Domestic Enemies Of The State’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) raged against President Trump and Congressional Republicans on Monday, telling MSNBC that they’re “domestic enemies” of election integrity and “enemies of the state.” — ZeroHedge

Wisconsin Cop Knocked Out With Brick After Police Shoot Black Man; Portland Erupts

To review, Portland erupted in violence Saturday when left-wing and right-wing protesters clashed – after which BLM supporters walked through suburban neighborhoods to demand homeowners offer them “refuge” and shame them for owning homes. Others staged a mock execution with a fake guillotine, flung poo, and burned American flags. — ZeroHedge

Kenosha Melts Down As Cars Smashed, Buildings Torched And Looters Run Wild In Second Night Of Unres

Anarchy broke out on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin Monday as protesters squared off with National Guardsman in the second night of unrest over the shooting of a reportedly unarmed black man by police on Sunday. Two protesters stand with raised fists as a garbage truck burns behind them (via the Daily Mail) The night was documented by journalist Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene – whose car was broken into and laptop stolen last night) with photos via the Daily Mail (EPA). Rioters are SMASHING through the streets right now. — ZeroHedge

Police Requests To Access Your Smart Speaker Are Up 72% Since 2016

Amazon said it had received more than 3,000 requests for smart speaker user data from police earlier this year, according to a new article from Wired. Even more stunning, Amazon complied with the police’s requests on more than 2,000 occasions, forking over recordings and data that give law enforcement an ear into someone’s household. This number marks a 72% increase in these types of requests from the same period in 2016 – the first time Amazon disclosed the data. The number of requests are up 24% year over year. — ZeroHedge

Russia Declassifies Footage Of Biggest Nuke Ever Tested: “Mushroom Cloud 7 Times Higher Than Everest

The bomb had a yield of an estimated 50 megatons, or the equivalent of 50 million tons of TNT, and though poor-quality images had already been released, just days ago the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation published a 40-minute full documentary featuring the new declassified video of the bomb detonation after being dropped by a Tu-95 Bear bomber on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Russia’s nuclear industry. As shown in the new footage, the physical dimensions of the Tsar Bomba was unprecedented at a length of 26 feet and height of 7 feet. — ZeroHedge

UK Govt Scientist Admits Lockdown Was A “Monumental Mistake On A Global Scale”

“The cure was worse than the disease.” — Summit News


Facebook Allows ANTIFA-Style Group to Organize a ‘White House Siege’ on Their Platform

This is what they allow while censoring conservatives. — Big League Politics

Democrats Promise to Bring California-Style Blackouts to Everyone

Gotta say, it was bold of Democratic Party convention organizers to let voters know they plan on passing federal energy policies that would transform the rest of the country into California. The Golden State is experiencing rolling blackouts even as the Democrats speak. Millions of people are having their electrical power turned off in the middle of a heat wave — more specifically, their air conditioners. Blackouts aren’t merely an inconvenience, it is an economic drag and dangerous to vulnerable populations. — National Review

Satellite Image Shows Chinese Submarine Entering ‘Top Secret Cave’

…Not much is known about the interior of the underground military base. The Drive raises an important question: Where are all the Chinese submarines? They say the “docks are completely empty. This also seems exceedingly rare based on our monitoring experience.” We can only speculate and say the subs are either hiding out in the underground base or on patrol following a surge in tensions between the U.S. — ZeroHedge

Australians are Hoarding Cash and Making Cashless Transactions Reports Financial Institutions

Australians are hoarding cash but using cashless transactions more than ever thanks to the effects of the CCP virus, two new reports have found. The reports from electronic payment company Square shows that cash gave way to cards in daily transactions over the first half of the year while Australia’s central banking institution the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)revealed that the demand for banknotes had increased by 11 billion since February. — The Epoch Times

Why You Shouldn’t Believe Anything The Government Says About Vaccines And Viruses

As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus. This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies. So they don’t have the flu. — Jon Rappaport

Coronavirus is the New ‘Terrorism’

Pelosi’s plan will lead to either a federal mask mandate or federal funding of state and local mask mandate enforcement. Those who resist wearing masks could likely be reported to the authorities by government-funded mask monitors. We can label this the “Stasi” approach to health policy, after the infamous East German secret police force. Contact tracing could lead to forcing individuals to download a tracing app. — Ron Paul

Kissinger: Failure to establish post-COVID new world order ‘could set the world on fire’

The famous presidential foreign policy adviser demanded ‘a global collaborative vision and program’ and adherence to the ‘principles of the liberal world order.’ — Life Site News

640 European Doctors Gather to Discuss the Overreaction to COVID and How It’s Damaging Society

…These doctors claimed HCQ worked and was saving lives. Shortly after their presentation, and after 17 million views, the videos from the doctors were taken down by Facebook and YouTube. Americans were not allowed to see the truth. — The Gateway Pundit

Coronavirus: Government will send all confirmed Covid-19 community cases to quarantine facilities

Dr Ashley Bloomfield is asking health officials to ensure that all people infected with the coronavirus are moved into quarantine. —

Health Officials Demand Plan to ‘Punish’ People Who Refuse COVID Vaccine

‘Don’t allow religious or personal objections and punish those who won’t be vaccinated’ — NeoNettle

Reddit Leftists Celebrate Police Putting Woman in Chokehold For Not Wearing a Face Mask

We reported on the shocking video yesterday, which shows a police officer in Melbourne grab the woman by the throat, wrestle her to the ground and sit on her while maintaining the chokehold, all for the ‘crime’ of violating lockdown law. The footage is bad enough and follows other incidents where police in the region have enforced the state of Victoria’s draconian new curfew and lockdown law with physical force. — Prison Planet

Breaking: Biden/Harris Campaign Calls For National Mandatory Face Mask Mandate

‘Let’s institute a mask mandate nationwide, starting immediately’ — InfoWars

Kamala Harris’ Wikipedia Page Scrubbed – Prosecutorial Record Wiped Out

According to the revision history of the Harris article on Wikipedia, there have been 500 revisions to the page since May 9, most of which have been made by one highly prolific editor.That editor first started significantly changing the article in April, making additions that led another editor to say on the Kamala Harris “talk” page, “[y]ou seem to have gone through a database of press releases from Harris’s office, cataloging every single one and adding it to the article. That is not how we write encyclopedic articles.” — Washington Standard

Why Socialism Is The Pursuit Of Unhappiness

Where are the happy socialists? The socialists I spot are either snarling with anger or shrieking with hubris. In fact, they seem intent on pursuing unhappiness as their misguided dictums controvert nature — human and physical. It’s simply hard to be sanguine when going against nature. — Noel Williams/American Thinker

Black Lives Matter Mob Demands White People Give Up Their Homes

“Now we’re bringing it to your front door!” — Summit News

Universities ask students to play ‘coronavirus police,’ report peers who might have COVID-19

For example, the University of Miami has set up a system where “students are encouraged to report concerns about unsafe behaviors” of their peers, and administrators will review the concern. Texas A&M University has a similar system where faculty members and administrators can file a report if they are concerned someone else on campus has COVID-19 or has come into contact with the virus. — Campus

Protesters Descend On New York Bakery For Making MAGA-Hat-Shaped Cake

The bakery drew huge protests over the last couple of days for doing what a bakery does: baking a cake. But, of course, this wasn’t just any cake. This was a cake with feelings: a super-racist, super-homophobic capitalist cake. And the protesters knew that because it was made in the shape of a red hat that said “Make America Great Again” on it. — ZeroHedge

UK Police Reject Job Applications From Candidate Who Says Biological Gender Cannot Be Changed

Her opinions would not meet “the behaviours expected” of a member of the police force — Summit News

“That’s Ridiculous”: Jill Biden – Not Joe, Appears On Live TV To Defend VP’s Cognitive Ability

Remember when the New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed claiming that White House cabinet members were ‘whispering’ about removing President Trump by invoking the 25th amendment to claim that he’s mentally unfit to hold office? Trump immediately hit back, slamming the ‘failing’ Times and their ‘gutless’ anonymous source. Joe Biden, meanwhile, can barely form sentences and recently snapped at a reporter for asking if he’d taken a cognitive test…. And how has Biden responded to claims that he’s unfit to lead the country? By doing what all strong leaders do; sending his wife on national TV to defend him! — ZeroHedge

Melbourne: Authorities to Use Surveillance Drones to Catch People Not Wearing Masks

Will also scan for cars more than 5km from home. — Summit News

Australian Five- And Ten-Cent Coins To Disappear As Pandemic Ushers In ‘Cashless Society’

Australia’s five and ten cent coins could bite the dust as the coronavirus pandemic has supercharged the decline of coin circulation. Leading up to the pandemic, coin circulation in Australia experienced a sharp decline in the use of 5 and 10 cent coins. [First the big bills, now the small coins, all cash will slowly be squeezed out] — ZeroHedge

Bait-&-Switch: How they’ve changed the Covid conversation

It was supposed to be about life and death, but for weeks now we’re only hearing about cases. — Off-Guardian

San Francisco’s Cops Aren’t Waiting Around To Be “Defunded”: They’re Leaving En Masse

Police in San Francisco aren’t waiting around for pandering politicians to “defund” the city’s police department, which has already seen a mass exodus of officers following the passage of a state law called Prop 47, a statewide criminal-justice law passed back in 2014. It appears the pace of officer exits is picking up this year, and what’s even more interesting: The acceleration started before the murder of George Floyd. — ZeroHedge

Duke prof proposes $12 trillion in reparations….$800k per eligible Black household

The professor told Campus Reform this can be done without raising taxes. [yeah, right.] — Campus

Obama: ‘I Make Love to Men Daily’

In composing my new book, Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of a Failed Presidency, I thought hard about whether I should address the question of Barack Obama’s sexuality. Two considerations persuaded me to pursue the issue. One was the no-holds-barred media treatment of the sex life, real and imagined, of Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh. The second was the fact that despite Obama’s early feint to the center, his presidency was something of a golden age for gay America. A May 2012 Newsweek cover story, in fact, dubbed Obama “the first gay president.” — Jack Cashill/American Thinker

Read the Fine Print, Part Two—Nearly 400 Adverse Reactions Listed in Vaccine Package Inserts

Package inserts are available online for all vaccines licensed in the U.S. In addition to containing bits of practical information for the clinicians who administer the vaccines, the inserts provide members of the public with one of their only opportunities to learn about a vaccine’s contraindications, warnings, precautions and—perhaps most importantly—potential adverse reactions. — Children’s Health Defense

Exposing the maskerade: The questions every American should be asking about indefinite mask mandates

The trope of “just shut up and wear a mask” is not science, ordered liberty, or constitutional governance. It’s what they do in North Korea. We need real debate on the effectiveness of masks, the type of masks, the situations in which they are worn, the duration of time, the benchmarks that need to be met to measure effectiveness, and the process for promulgating these rules. We are no longer 24 hours into an emergency. We are four months into this virus, and it’s time to function like the representative republic that we are. — Daniel Horowitz/Conservative Review

Coronavirus: YouTube bans ‘medically unsubstantiated’ content

YouTube has banned any coronavirus-related content that directly contradicts World Health Organization (WHO) advice. The Google-owned service says it will remove anything it deems “medically unsubstantiated”. — BBC

Whistleblower reveals why Google snuffed natural health sites

According to Google whistleblower Zach Vorhies, changes at Google first became noticeable in 2016, after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States Google started filtering “fake news,” yet Vorhies got concerned when he discovered examples of news stories tagged as fake news that were in fact factual historical events Machine Learning Fairness is a Google project that replaces “unfair” search results — even when the unfairness is accurately reflecting worldly reality — with a more fair and balanced search results, thereby artificially altering what people perceive as “reality” Vorhies has collected and released 950 pages of Google documents that paint a comprehensive picture of how Google is manipulating public opinion and the political landscape The documents clearly reveal Google is far from a neutral platform for information. It has a very clear political agenda, and is using its platform to shape the public view by selectively promoting some content and demoting others — Dr. Mercola

Google Censors, Shadowbans, and Blacklists Alternative Health News

What if I told you that social media platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself? — The Epoch Times

Australia Prime Minister Puts Citizens On Notice: All Will Likely Undergo Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccina

…And no doubt other developed nations will eventually follow suit, given as we’ve detailed we’re already to the point of colleges, schools, and office spaces in many instances requiring as a condition of return to campus or work space a COVID-19 test, or in some cases individuals are subject to weekly tests. Based on the trend, these current testing requirements will seamlessly switch to vaccination requirements, as will apparently likely happen in Australia. — ZeroHedge

Australia: Authorities Give Themselves Power to Remove Children From Parents to Ensure COVID Complia

Authorities in Australia have given themselves the power to have police remove children from the custody of their parents in order to ensure compliance with coronavirus rules. — InfoWars


TRAGIC: Judge Reverses ‘Save James’ Ruling, Forces Father to Finance 8-Year-Old Son’s Gender Transit

Dallas District Court Judge Mary Brown has ruled in favor of James’ mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, and is granting her full custody. She is also forcing his father, Jeffrey Younger, to pay for gender treatments for his son’s transition to the tune of $5,000 per month. — Big League Politics

Germany Launches Universal Basic Income Experiment

Of those who signed up, 120 individuals will receive the equivalent of US$1,430 per month for three years – just above Germany’s poverty line. Their lives will be compared to the remaining 1,380 people who will not receive the payments. The participants will be asked to complete questionnaires about their lives – including their emotional state and their work status, to see if UBI has had a meaningful impact. — ZeroHedge

DNC Viewership Disaster: Less Than Half Tune In To Watch Democratic Convention Compared To 2016

In what can only be described as a media disaster, only 5.7 million people tuned in to the first night of the Democratic National Convention on the major broadcast networks, cutting the viewership from 2016 by more than half as the virtual event which many dubbed “as exciting as an infomercial”, proved a dud compared to the traditional live gathering. — ZeroHedge

“This War Can’t Be Civil”: Berkeley Columnist Calls For “Violent Resistance”

An example of the growing intolerance can be found in an editorial at the Daily California by staff writer Khaled Alqahtani. The August 12th column calls for violent resistance and denounced notions of civility in the public debate over racial and economic justice. — Jonathan Turley

A Brief History Of The Gold Standard

As Ludwig von Mises explains: It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments. Ideologically it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills of rights. — Robert P. Murphy/Understanding Money Mechanics


California Will Soon Be Paying $1,250 To People Who Test Positive For Coronavirus

…to encourage them to “stay at home and self isolate”. — ZeroHedge

Shipments Of 20,000 Fake IDs From China Seized By Feds Ahead Of Election

China could also be attempting to undermine the election by sending counterfeit driver’s licenses to the U.S. So far, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at Chicago O’Hare International Airport have intercepted close to 20,000 counterfeit U.S. driver’s licenses shipped from China this year, reported FOX 5 New York. — ZeroHedge

More Than 84,000 Mail In Ballots Disqualified In New York City Primary

The ballots were disqualified for things like arriving late, lacking a postmark or failing to include the signature of the voter. Roughly 30,000 mail-in ballots from Brooklyn alone were invalidated, the Post reported. — ZeroHedge

Red Flags Soar As Big Pharma Will Be Exempt From COVID-19 Vaccine Liability Claims

A senior executive from AstraZeneca, Britain’s second-largest drugmaker, told Reuters that his company was just granted protection from all legal action if the company’s vaccine led to damaging side effects….As for the US, well, when it comes to the legal framework around vaccines, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already has a law called the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, which provides immunity to vaccine companies if something goes wrong. — ZeroHedge

Car Theft Hits Record High In Los Angeles

…a new zero-dollar bail policy was another contributing factor to the surge in thefts, which meant most non-violent crimes had no bail requirements as a way to mitigate the spread of the virus in jails. — ZeroHedge

From Lockdowns to “The Great Reset”

… The truth, however, is that this new world order of digital tyranny comes with a comprehensive social credit system. The People’s Republic of China is the pioneer of this method of surveillance and control of individuals, corporations, and sociopolitical entities. For the individual, one’s identity is reduced to an app or chip that registers almost any personal activity. In order to gain a few individual rights, and be it only to travel to a certain place, a person must balance such apparent privileges with his submission to a web of regulations that define in detail what is “good behavior” and deemed as beneficial to humankind and the environment. For example, during a pandemic, this sort of control would extend from the obligation of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing to having specific vaccinations in order to apply for a job or to travel. — The Mises Institute

Cover-Up Continues: Revisiting The Incident At Benghazi

Chris Stevens was an ambitious US State Department employee who volunteered to participate in the overthrow of the Libyan government in 2011. He covertly arrived in Libya in early 2011 aboard a Greek cargo ship with CIA personnel and set up operations in Benghazi to coordinate illegal shipments of weaponry into Libya and organized attacks on the Libyan army. After Africa’s most prosperous nation was in ruins, Stevens became the US Ambassador to Libya in Tripoli and was given a new mission of shipping tons of arms to Syria to destroy that nation. He traveled to Benghazi in September 2012 to check on progress and was attacked. Stevens was captured, beaten, and killed. The Obama administration hid these facts and proclaimed Chris Stevens an American hero who had traveled to Benghazi to mediate peace among warring factions when he was killed by terrorists. — Anti-War

Europeans Are Waking Up to Government Covid Tyranny. Why Are [Americans] Still Asleep?

Tens of thousands of Germans marched through Berlin on Saturday, proclaiming a “Day of Freedom” and demanding an end to government-mandated face masks and “social distancing.” The UK and Netherlands also saw large protests against their governments’ tyrannical actions in response to the coronavirus outbreak. — Ron Paul

Houston Mayor Orders $250 Fines For People Who Refuse to Wear Masks

urner asked residents to not “get mad” at police officers, asserting, “It’s all about public health and driving our numbers down.” As we highlighted yesterday, Dr. Deborah Birx suggested that Americans should wear masks inside their own homes to protect elderly loved ones from coronavirus. The efficacy of masks is far from the settled science that the mainstream media purports it to be, with the Netherlands refusing to enforce the wearing of masks, while health authorities in Sweden have described them as “pointless.” — Summit News

NYT Quietly Scrubs Chinese Propaganda

U.S. newspapers collected millions from Beijing to publish propaganda — Washington Free Beacon

These professors have been ‘canceled’ for standing up to the Left

Campus Reform has reported multiple instances where professors have faced discipline for speaking out against popular viewpoints. Campus Reform identified the most egregious examples of professors who have fallen victim to “cancel culture.” — Campus

Your Phone Is Spying On You, And Companies Are Generating Secret “Surveillance Scores”

Nothing that you do on your phone is private. In this day and age, most of us have become extremely dependent on our phones, and most Americans never even realize that these extremely sophisticated little devices are gathering mountains of information on each one of us. Your phone knows what you look like, it knows the sound of your voice, it knows where you have been, it knows where you have shopped, it knows your Internet searches and it knows what you like to do in your free time. In fact, your phone literally knows thousands of things about you, and all of that information is bought and sold every single day without you knowing. And as you will see below, there are lots of companies out there that use information collected from our phones to create secret “surveillance scores” that are used for a whole host of alarming purposes. — Michael Snyder

“Lebanon’s Year From Hell” – Death Toll Tops 100, Over 4,000 Injured After Beirut Explosion

… Instead, it appears that this was some sort of deeply tragic accident. Lebanese officials have admitted that 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate were stored in the unit that exploded, and that amount of ammonium nitrate can definitely produce the sort of explosion that we just witnessed… Lebanon’s interior minister said ammonium nitrate had been stored in the unit since 2014, with experts agreeing that the chemical would cause the red plume of smoke which burst up from the blast. — ZeroHedge

First Photo Emerges Of Top-Secret Stealth Helicopter

Readers may recall the special operations teams used previously unseen stealth helicopters to raid the safehouse of Osama Bin Laden. During the operation, one of the helicopters crash-landed in the compound. The tail of the top-secret helicopter survived, giving the world the first partial glimpse of the new helicopter. — ZeroHedge

housands of Mail-In Ballots Once Deemed Invalid Now Ordered To Be Counted In NY

A multitude of ballots intended for the New York June 23 election were deemed invalid due to not having postmarks or arriving at offices after the election — a federal judge ordered Monday these thousands of rule-breaking ballots must be counted. — Sara Carter

Biden Asked Point Blank About Apparent Cognitive Decline… It Didn’t Go Well

asked directly on a major TV network whether he’s willing to submit to a “cognitive test” in order to put widespread concerns of his perceived mental decline to rest. “Why the hell would I take a test?” Biden exploded. This was followed by a strange and somewhat nonsensical cocaine analogy, and ended with Biden once again sputtering and trying to get out simple words — a familiar pattern. In short, it didn’t go well: — ZeroHedge

The Hiroshima Myth

…The stark fact is that the Japanese leaders, both military and civilian, including the emperor, were willing to surrender in May of 1945 if the emperor could remain in place and not be subjected to a war crimes trial after the war. This fact became known to President Truman as early as May of 1945. The Japanese monarchy was one of the oldest in all of history, dating back to 660 BC. The Japanese religion added the belief that all the emperors were the direct descendants of the sun goddess, Amaterasu. The reigning Emperor Hirohito was the 124th in the direct line of descent. After the bombs were dropped on August 6 and 9 of 1945, and their surrender soon thereafter, the Japanese were allowed to keep their emperor on the throne and he was not subjected to any war crimes trial. The emperor, Hirohito, came on the throne in 1926 and continued in his position until his death in 1989. Since President Truman, in effect, accepted the conditional surrender offered by the Japanese as early as May of 1945, the question is posed, “Why then were the bombs dropped?” — The Mises Institute

The Myth That Lockdowns Stop Pandemics

Nature always finds a way. No respiratory virus ever needed a “lockdown” to dissipate. What it needs is herd immunity, preferably sooner than later, preferably developed by the young and healthy to minimize mortality. Politicians know the disease will eventually leave, yet they strive to convince a critical mass that their actions — modern-day versions of the rain dance — brought about that result. — Real Clear Politics


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