News of the Week for March 12th, 2023
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Germany Set to Pass Law Curbing Pro-Life Protests
Estimated 100,000 unborn babies are aborted in Germany each year.
2nd Amendment Watch: Colorado House approves gun purchase waiting period
Bill would institute a three-day waiting period for firearm purchases.
Federal judge rules Missouri’s ‘Second Amendment Preservation Act’ unconstitutional
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a controversial Missouri law — known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act — that penalizes police for enforcing federal gun laws.
Hide the Decline
Environment &“Green Energy”
California’s high-speed rail price tag continues to balloon with no deadlines in sight
California has offered the latest update for its high-speed rail project that was supposed to be completed three years ago. Unsurprisingly, the projected price tag has increased once again.
Government in Healthcare
Biden Medicare Proposal Exposes Lie of Obamacare
President Biden is out with a new plan claiming to save Medicare by raising taxes, but in the process, he is exposing one of the central lies of Obamacare.
How euthanasia has revived the death penalty
Now Belgium and Canada are euthanising prisoners. This is chilling.
War & Terror
Antifa Thugs Firebomb Atlanta Public Training Facility Construction Site
A few weeks after a shootout with police left an Antifa protester dead and a Georgia State Trooper injured, the “Defend the Atlanta Forest” movement of far-left goons has firebombed the construction site of a future public training facility for the city of Atlanta.
Iran may have found world’s second largest lithium reserve
Outside of the fact that finding reserves of a fairly rare element everyone is crazy to get their hands on, this report could probably be filed in the “Nothing but bad news/Why’d it have to be those guys?!” drawer.
Key CCP Influence Organ Approves Execution ‘Blacklist’ for ‘Taiwan Separatists’
A key organ within the Chinese Communist Party’s governance system has approved a resolution calling for the creation of execution lists of Taiwanese figures for occupying Chinese forces to hunt down following a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, a former Chinese diplomat said today.
Tucker Carlson’s January 6 Revisionist History
Those who are ‘just asking questions’ about January 6 don’t seem much interested in the answers they’re soliciting.
The myth of China’s military might
Beijing’s defence budget doesn’t tell the whole story
Taiwan suspects Chinese ships cut islands’ internet cables
In the past month, bed and breakfast owner Chen Yu-lin had to tell his guests he couldn’t provide them with the internet.
Chinese Rocket that Delivered Military Spy Satellites Breaks Up Over Texas
The second stage of a Chinese rocket that delivered a trio of military surveillance satellites in June disintegrated over Texas on Wednesday, USNI News has learned. The four-ton component of a Chang Zheng 2D ‘Long March’ rocket punched through the atmosphere on Wednesday over Texas at 17,000 miles per hour and disintegrated, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday.
Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to resume ties, with China’s help
Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed Friday to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies after seven years of tensions. The major diplomatic breakthrough negotiated with China lowers the chance of armed conflict between the Mideast rivals — both directly and in proxy conflicts around the region.
Defense Department Reportedly Doubling Down on Social Justice Curriculum for Children of Military Families
“This week, we launched our investigation into the Pentagon’s reorganization of their K-12 schools — which pushes radical ideologies.”
Professor Demands Black Faculty Get Paid Leave to Deal With ‘Racial Battle Fatigue’
Some may need a day off while others may just need to be able to work from home. Some may need a small extension on a deadline while others may need to have something removed from their plate completely.”
Hide the Ball: Columbia U Becomes First Ivy League School To Permanently Eliminate Required Standardized Admissions Testing
As affirmative action likely comes to an end later this SCOTUS term, higher ed will not give up its obsession with racial preferences, it’ll just eliminate the key type of evidence relied upon by the Asian students in the Harvard case: Standardized test scores.
Student denied mental health access for being White
A USF student was denied access to mental health services because he was not part of the right racial groups, exclusive emails and documentation obtained by Campus Reform show.
Campus ‘Forbidden Word’ Lists and Administrative Bloat
American colleges and universities have been hiring lots of administrators ever since the federal government turned on the money spigot for student loans. At many schools, administrative positions have increased much more than have faculty positions. And what do those people do?
Cheese wars update: Americans can make gruyère if they want to
I had no idea this was a years-long battle, but ‘t’would seem so.
Los Angeles Prosecutor Wins $1.5 Million in Retaliation Lawsuit Against D.A. George Gascón
The prosecutor union VP said “there were as many as 16 other civil suits pending against the district attorney.”
Public university’s ‘Sex Week’ features ‘Chicanx sexuality’, BDSM gear maintenance
Portland State University annual ‘Sex Week’ wraps up on March 7.
Harvard dean says students these days regularly fail to understand basic sentences from texts more than a century old
Let me present to you a letter from a random 18-year-old boy sent off to war in the 1860s
Texas A&M system bans DEI statements
Following a directive from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, the Texas A&M University System announced on Mar. 2 that it will ban diversity statements from admissions and hiring.
R.L. Stine Refutes Report, Accuses Publisher of Editing ‘Goosebumps’ Books for Offensive Material Without His Involvement
The Times reported last week that Scholastic was reissuing Goosebumps books and changing references to weight, ethnicity, and more that could be deemed offensive. This followed publishers making edits to the works of other popular authors, including the late Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming.
NASA scientists baffled as ‘unusual’ red circles appear on the surface of Mars
The top scientists at NASA have been left baffled by perfectly circular sand dunes spotted on Mars by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter while taking pictures at the end of Martian winter
Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch were ‘front and center’ in Fox News’ decision to frame election as stolen, legal filing says
A voting tech company suing Fox News is arguing that Fox Corp. leaders Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch played a leading role in airing false claims that the technology helped “steal” the 2020 presidential election from former President Donald Trump.
Historic decline in IQ could stem from poor education, study shows
A recent study suggests that, for the first time in nearly 100 years, Americans’ average IQ is declining, a trend that the study’s authors theorize could result from the quality of education.
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell hospitalized after fall
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was hospitalized after tripping at a local hotel, a spokesman for the senator said.
Fighting The Injustice of DEI Discrimination: “What did that person do wrong other than be born with the wrong skin color?”
My appearance on the Matt Allen Show on how to stop equity discrimination: “Sometimes when people get publicity on bad things they’re doing, they stop doing it. That doesn’t seem to be the case with the Providence School District.”
Inside the “Private and Confidential” Conservative Group That Promises to “Crush Liberal Dominance”
Leonard Leo, a key architect of the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority, is now the chairman of Teneo Network, a group that aims to influence all aspects of American politics and culture.
Glenn Youngkin Explains What’s What to Trans Student Regarding Bathrooms and Sports
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin participated in a CNN town hall Thursday night hosted by Jake Tapper, during which he addressed a number of topics while answering questions from parents, teachers, and students. One student who asked him a question was a 17-year-old who calls herself Niko and who has made herself look and sound more masculine. Niko used her moment to question Youngkin on his transgender policies.
Heckler’s Veto: Judge shouted down at Stanford law school with help from Dean of DEI
The Stanford Federalist Society invited 5th Circuit Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan to speak on campus yesterday on the topic “The Fifth Circuit in Conversation with the Supreme Court: Covid, Guns, and Twitter.” But as we’ve seen happen at other law schools, the speech didn’t go as planned. Ed Whelan wrote about what did happen on Twitter this morning.
Unhinged woke women attack Steve Forbes, conservative authors at book launch party
Two conservative women wrote a book and the unhinged left has responded. Conservative authors Bethany Mandel and Karol Markowicz and Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes Media, were attacked at the book’s launch party Thursday by angry protesters.
Why the Mental Health of Liberal Girls Sank First and Fastest
Evidence for Lukianoff’s reverse CBT hypothesis
Transgender Stanford grad student wants hormones ‘handed out like Skittles’
Is tired of debating the right of trans folks ‘to exist.’
Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions
Speedy trials, political advertising, and horseracing.
Nevada: Democrats Move To Eliminate Parental Consent For Minors To Receive STD Prevention And Contraception
Supporters cite needs for reproductive freedom and privacy while those opposed have nicknamed it the ‘Predator Protection Bill’
Magic Mushrooms May Become Legalized in Nevada
Senate Bill 242 would legalize fungi, containing psilocybin or psilocin, in amounts smaller than 4 ounces
NV Dems Want Environmental Rights And Protections Added To State Constitution
The resolution must also be passed by the next Legislature and then approved and ratified by voters before the proposed amendment becomes effective
Dems, don’t tell us we need to ‘Shhh!’ Our kids’ school libraries are full of guides on sex acts and gender confusion
Oral sex, butt plugs, masturbation as meditation, how to send sexy selfies and how to have anal sex.
Mexico Threatens ‘Foreign Influence’ in US Elections on Behalf of Dems
The real foreign election interference Democrats don’t want to talk about.
Yikes: “Brains in a dish” to drive “biocomputing”
Paging Dr. Frankenstein. Please pick up one of the white courtesy phones.
Judge Duncan comments
The Washington Free Beacon’s Aaron Sibarium covers the plight of free speech in higher education. He contacted Fifth Circuit Judge Kyle Duncan after he was made the object of the Two Minutes Hate at Stanford Law School with the support of one Tirien Steinbach, the law school’s associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
It had to be Q
Over the past two evenings Tucker Carlson has devoted segments to the case of Jacob Chansley, the QAnon Shaman. He decries Chansley’s wrongful conviction for his actions on January 6 and asserts that the previously suppressed video he has broadcast establishes Chansley’s innocence. Chansley’s conviction is portrayed as an injustice akin to the Dreyfus case. I have posted video of last night’s segment below.
Chattah/Tarkanian Blood Feud Boils Over
Ironically, accusing Amy of adultery without proof stands in stark contrast to Sigal’s “fierce advocacy” of Elizabeth Halseth-Helgelien – who announced her candidacy for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district earlier this week – an actual and admitted adulteress…
Economy & Taxes
Fed Chair Powell says interest rates are ‘likely to be higher’ than previously anticipated
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday cautioned that interest rates are likely to head higher than central bank policymakers had expected.
Democrats Are Reduced to Taxing Income That Doesn’t Exist
It’s hardly remarkable to hear a Democrat insist that all their ambitious, twelve-figure spending proposals can be realized by simply “asking” (e.g., forcing) wealthier Americans to “pay their fair share.” Joe Biden is no exception. But he innovated a new twist on this insultingly simplistic solicitation in a Wednesday New York Times op-ed when he claimed his budgetary goals would be met by compelling high-income Americans “to pay just a little bit more of their fair share.”
Powell warns: Fed interventions will escalate until morale declines
Is inflation really under control, as Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed? Jerome Powell doesn’t think so, and as he told Congress yesterday, neither does the board of the Federal Reserve. In fact, as Powell testified, inflation appears to have accelerated again, despite Biden’s claims and their own predictions.
For many years now, a few activists have been pushing the idea of reparations for slavery, while opponents have pointed out that those who were responsible for slavery are long gone and, if implemented, the cost of reparations would fall on present-day Americans who had nothing to do with the institution of slavery.
Biden to propose 25% billionaire tax
The Biden administration is set to propose a series of tax increases for wealthy Americans and large corporations, Bloomberg first reported and Axios has confirmed.
Michigan Right-to-Work Groups Starting the Fight to Protect the Law Passed in 2012
The ballot measure would protect the right-to-work policy by adding it to the state constitution.
Massive skilled labor shortage sparks nationwide refocus on technical education
Awareness is increasing of the nation’s massive labor shortage problem.
Silicon Valley Bank’s Manhattan branch calls COPS on investors trying to pull their cash out as Boston tech CEO with $10M in bank describes ‘worst 18 hours of my life’: Lender is SEIZED by regulators in largest US bank failure since Great Recession
Police were called after ‘about a dozen’ financiers, including former Lyft executive Dor Levi, showed up outside the building on Park Avenue Friday
Silicon Valley Bank Collapses: The Ghosts of 2008 Stir
Silicon Valley Bank has turned out to be the latest victim of the end of the era of ultra-low interest rates.
Silicon Valley Bank imploded in a single day. It could just be the tip of the iceberg.
The market on Friday watched as regulators shut the doors at Silicon Valley Bank, capping off a speedy decline and marking the biggest bank failure since 2008.
Yellen: No federal bailout for collapsed Silicon Valley Bank
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that the federal government would not bail out Silicon Valley Bank, but is working to help depositors who are concerned about their money.
Cuba, the ‘Country of Sugar’, Has No Sugar
Beijing in crisis as China faces a child-free future
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz declared almost a decade ago that 2014 “was the last year in which the United States could claim to be the world’s largest economic power”.
‘Magnificent’ smiling sphinx of Roman emperor found at ancient Egypt site
Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered what appears to be a smiling ancient Sphinx.
Why trans kids are now ‘coming out’ as animals
It was announced last week that another gender has been added to the list: nominalgender. Most news sites reported this in the sort of proud way a zoo might announce the birth of an exciting animal, a baby Komodo dragon maybe – as if the gender had somehow hatched and was waiting to be adopted. You are nominalgender ‘if your gender is so much just you that no one else can even experience it’, I read.
Ten years after Hugo Chavez’ death, Venezuela is a wreck
Venezuelans are hungry. The return of inflation, estimated at 300% in Venezuela last year, has brought a return of what used to be called the Maduro diet, named for President Maduro.
French Senate Votes To Raise Retirement Age From 62 To 64
France’s Senate voted Thursday to raise the retirement age by two years to 64, as the government moves to overhaul the country’s pensions system in the face of strong opposition from labour unions.
Sir Michael Caine hits out at ‘bull***t’ suggestion his 1964 movie Zulu incites extremism after it was included on list by government’s Prevent scheme for ‘encouraging far-Right sympathies’
Sir Michael Caine has blasted the ‘bull***t’ suggestion his 1964 film Zulu incites the far-Right after it was included on a government list of works that may ‘encourage’ extremism.
As African children died, doctors fought to get toxic Indian cough syrup banned
A known toxin lurked in syrup taken by children in Gambia. Doctors faced a fight to prove it. India, where the syrups were made, denies a connection.
EU 8K TV ban goes into effect — here’s how Samsung got around it
Turns out there’s a pretty big loophole to the EU’s 8K TV regulations
My CPAC 2023 Adventure – And Why I’m Never Going Back
It’s so much work to get there, and it’s expensive. If it’s also going to be like visiting a registry of motor vehicles, it’s just not worth it to me.
Transgenderism vs. Transgender People
In 2020, the Oxford University union held a debate on the resolution “religion has no place in public life.” The proposition made arguments that religion is false, damaging, and divisive and therefore warrants public exclusion and private disapproval. The opposition countered these arguments. But in doing so, the opposition did not resort to misrepresenting the proposition’s contempt for religion as contempt for religious people. After the event, journalists did not accuse the proposition of being genocidal maniacs, nor did broadcasters denounce the proposition as fascist.
Am I the Last Sane Person?
January 6 is “Mostly Peaceful” Because That’s How the Left Described the George Floyd Riots.
Making Sense of the Capitol Riot Tapes
Tucker Carlson and the January 6 committee have pushed very different narratives of the riot. Neither one is accurate.
Nevada GOP leaders need DeSantis’ courage
Perhaps Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ upcoming visit to Nevada will help Republicans find the courage to stand up for their proclaimed beliefs.
If only Tucker Carlson’s treatment of woke snowflakes was aimed at Fox News viewers
If you search for “safe space” on the Foxnews.com website you’ll get over 46,000 results. All of them aren’t about those woke snowflakes who need trigger warnings and cry rooms. But a lot of them are.
Regulators shut down Silicon Valley Bank in biggest collapse since 2008 financial crisis
The FDIC took over the lender — the 16th largest U.S. bank and a tech industry favorite — after a run on deposits and concerns about a broader crisis that led investors to dump other bank stocks.
A Response to the Cynical Student
When are you ever gonna use this? Often.
The Media’s Anti-Trump Playbook Doesn’t Work against DeSantis
When progressive media critics say that the Florida governor is not a normal Republican, what they mean is that the press should openly oppose him.
The Price of Eliminating Consequences
Recently there were some remarkable online videos of a good Samaritan in Portland, Oregon, confronting shoplifters and forcing them to dump loads of their pilfered goods.
Students at ‘Elite’ Law School Behave like Thugs
We see this again and again — law students who think it’s proper behavior to shout down someone with whom they disagree. Somehow, they have gotten through their K–12 years, an undergraduate degree and into law school without learning that it’s barbaric to try silencing people who have different opinions. That indicates a gigantic failing in our educational institutions.
Another take on Tucker
I wrote two posts on Tucker Carlson’s four January 6 segments featuring suppressed video of the Capitol and focused on the case of Jacob Chamsley. I found Tucker’s presentation of the case deficient and misleading. I sought to provide relevant facts that might inform the views of readers who would otherwise take Tucker at face value. All in all, I thought that Tucker’s four segments were a dud.