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Tax Nullification in Baltimore

Thirty-seven businesses in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore have stopped paying city taxes until the city government police do something about the explosion of rape, murder, shootings, theft, and vandalism there, all on the heels of a year of government-mandated lockdowns.  They also demand that the city start picking up the trash and put an end to all the public urination and defecation in Nancy Pelosi’s home town where her father was once the mayor and congressman.  It’s the right move, but I’m not holding my breath.  Baltimore’s Demo-Bolshevik/BLM political regime, which has been in control since 1967, is hopelessly stupid, corrupt, and criminal, and only cares about its own power, bribes, and kickbacks, propped up by the burgeoning Baltimore city welfare parasite and criminal classes.  They obviously have zero concern for the Fells Point business owners.

Memo to Fells Point Business Owners:  Florida is still open for business.  Jimmy Kimmel was lying when he said on his late night show that Florida is “America’s North Korea.”  His own state of California (or Maryland, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, and all other “blue” states) would be a better match.

The city government sponsored a Fells Point “town hall” last Thursday to supposedly discuss all of this and the mayor didn’t even bother to show up.

9:37 am on June 13, 2021

The Politically Incorrect Guide to ____________ (Starring Tom Woods & Michael Malice!)


The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism (Starring Tom Woods & Michael Malice!)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution (Starring Tom Woods & Michael Malice!)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Woodrow Wilson & the Origins of Progressivism

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression & the New Deal

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Supreme Court (Starring Tom Woods & Michael Malice!)

5:54 pm on June 12, 2021

Help Pastor Shepherd

Allan Stevo writes:

Pastor Gabriel Abdelaziz of Paso Robles, California NEVER closed down.

Not on Easter.

Not on Pentecost.

Not on Christmas.

Not for a single Sunday.

You may have read that Gavin Newsom closed down the churches in California.

Definitely not this one.

No matter how tense the fear campaign became, The Revival Center kept having services every Sunday and every Wednesday.

They do not social distance, they do not wear a mask, and they have stayed open.

“Faith and fear cannot coexist together,” preaches this brave California pastor. …

The church is packed many Sundays and has come to host speakers such as Dr. Simone Gold of America’s Frontline Doctors — all because this pastor stayed true to his calling, kept his church open, and kept preaching from the Bible.

This pastor wants to live stream. YouTube won’t let him until he has 1,000 subscribers.

If you have a YouTube account will you please subscribe to his channel.

Please forward this request to friends of yours with YouTube accounts as well.

Let’s help give this brave Pastor a voice that reaches far beyond Paso Robles, California, as he and his congregation stand up to the tyranny around him and help lead California, the United States, and the world out of this mess we’ve found ourselves in.

Let’s give this brave pastor an even more powerful platform.

It’s almost enough to make me join YouTube!

11:14 am on June 12, 2021

Conspiracy Cartoons Revisited

Here are three “conspiracy cartoons” for your enjoyment and edification. The first is Bimbo’s Initiation, a 1931 Fleischer Studios Talkartoon animated short film starring Bimbo and featuring Betty Boop. It begins with a rousing song and enthusiastic cheer such as found at an Ivy League college of the day such as Yale (hint, hint). Our hapless protagonist Bimbo is then submitted to a series of harrowing initiation ordeals and rituals by a cabal of sinister-looking individuals in disguise. Notice the repeated Skull and Bones motif throughout the film until Bimbo gains enlightenment and learns who is behind his “initiation.”

The second animation, Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool, is even more disturbing. Notice the repeated usage of Illuminist symbols of the Owl of Minerva, reference to P.M.C.V. which stands for Per Me Caeci Vident (“Through me the blind become sighted”), and “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here”, the motto of the elite Bohemian Club. During their annual mid-Summer encampment the Bohemians reenact the ritualistic Cremation of Care before their forty foot statute of the Owl of Minerva on their secluded and carefully monitored  2,700-acre campground.

And lastly the granddaddy of conspiracy cartoons reviewing cosmic events over the past two decades, I pet goat II.

There are more elaborate and arcane ruminations on cartoon conspiracies that I have not touched upon. Caveat Emptor.

10:46 am on June 12, 2021

Europe: The Home of the Vaccine Passport

“All 27 EU countries will use this digital COVID certificate program by July 1, 2021.” There goes my vacation to Europe.

7:45 am on June 12, 2021

The Original Parson Goat?

The United Church of Canada typifies the apostates mask-erading as “Christians” during COVIDCon. Oh, they masqueraded long before the plandemic, but their heresies have plunged to new and horrifying depths. Substituting “social justice” for the Gospel and pretending sodomites can marry no longer contents these sinners, so the pompous “Right Reverend Richard Bott,” “Moderator of the United Church of Canada,” has penned  “A Prayer for Putting on a Mask.” Yes. To wild applause from his fellow recreants:

Creator, as I prepare to go into the world,

Yo, Buddy: you never left it. You are patently in it and of it. 

help me to see the sacrament

I bet you think “child care” is “infrastructure,” too, don’t you?

in the wearing of this cloth – 

“It truly is a holy diaper,” sighed Doug Newman, who alerted me to this drivel.

let it be “an outward sign of an inward grace” –

If that isn’t blasphemy, it’s dangerously close.

a tangible and visible way of living love for my neighbours, as I love myself.

Ol’ Bott is big on loving ourselves; he prattles elsewhere that “the starting point of the church” is “To help people to enter into and deepen their relationship with God … How do we do that? With the most radical love that we know: a true love of Holy Mystery, a true love of ourselves, and a true love of all other parts and people in God’s creation.”

That may be the starting point for Bott’s fan club of one, but it has nothing to do with the Church Militant. Nowhere does the Bible extol self-love; at best, it recognizes that we do indeed put ourselves first in all things and radically—though not radically enough for Bott and other Marxists—commands us to exalt our neighbor to that same level. But “a true love of ourselves”? Get thee behind me, Satan.

Christ, since my lips will be covered, uncover my heart,

Oh, brother. 

that people would see my smile in the crinkles around my eyes.

Imagine wickedness so profound that it glosses over this assault on our humanity.

Since my voice may be muffled, help me to speak clearly, not only with my words, but with my actions.

Oh, those actions speak volumes, Bott, I assure you, and every one worse than the last.

Holy Spirit, as the elastic touches my ears, remind me to listen carefully –and full of care –to all those I meet.

I may barf. Notice Bott’s substitution of “being nice” for warning the unrepentant of their danger and eternal separation from God.

May this simple piece of cloth be shield and banner, and each breath that it holds,

And all the microbes and other germs, too?

be filled with your love.

Like termites, Marxists burrowed into churches and hollowed them out for decades before the plandemic. Is it any wonder that such Goats and their congregations caved completely and immediately last year?

7:28 am on June 12, 2021

What Giving Up Your Medical Freedom Is Like

9:27 pm on June 11, 2021

America’s Untold Stories with Eric Hunley and Mark Groubert – CIA in Hollywood

Eric Hunley and Mark Groubert present America’s Untold Stories where we explore cultural figures and history that is often under-appreciated or overlooked. This episode is the CIA in Hollywood. Operation Mockingbird, the Cold War CIA program to infiltrate the American media is supposedly long gone. But is it really? Between 2006 and 2011, the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) was involved in at least 22 of the U.S. entertainment industry’s projects. Some of the productions included the films Argo and Zero Dark Thirty and television shows like Top Chef and Covert Affairs.

Media Culture Wars: Engineering Consent and Obedience to Authority  (Amazon book/DVD list)

8:36 pm on June 11, 2021

MSNBC’s Brian Williams Bears an Unmistakable Equivalence to His Predecessor, Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels in Spreading This Vicious Blood Libel

On the Friday, June 4 broadcast of MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” host Brian Williams touted an ad by the Lincoln Project comparing American soldiers in World War II to Antifa.

This was an absolutely abhorrent and vicious distortion of historical memory and the truth. Contemporary cowardly antifa thugs bear no resemblance or relationship to the heroic allied forces who stormed the beaches at Normandy on June 6, 1944, enduring over ten thousand casualties in this epic assault. By airing this seditious scurrilous lie by the despicable disgraced degenerates at the Lincoln Project, MSNBC’s Brian Williams bears an unmistakable equivalence to his predecessor, Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels in spreading this vicious blood libel.

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4:19 pm on June 11, 2021

Glenn Greenwald: Trump DOJ Obtained Data on Schiff and Swalwell, Two Long-Time Champions of Domestic Spying

Trump DOJ Obtained Data on Schiff and Swalwell, Two Long-Time Champions of Domestic Spying, by Glenn Greenwald

The two California Democrats join the long list of politicians who enable spying on ordinary citizens, then angrily object when they themselves are targeted.

2:43 pm on June 11, 2021

A Silver Lining

I read some place where a conservative columnist was lamenting that over 70 percent of Americans aged 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military because of obesity, no high school diploma, or a criminal record. And that’s a bad thing if it keeps them from joining the military and dying for a lie or killing someone who was no threat to the United States?

11:40 am on June 11, 2021

How Fauci Speaks Clintonese

Professor Harvey Risch of the Yale School of Public Health described Fauci’s method of lying and deceiving last night on Tucker Carlson’s show.  He first explained how real scientists discuss scientific matters:  When citing evidence, they routinely cite published articles and books, the authors, where they are published, along with the conclusions of the research.  They do this so that others can go and read the articles themselves, or if they are researchers, try to replicate the results.  That is the scientific method.  It is how economic science is practiced in my own experience having attended hundreds of academic meetings and conventions over the years.

In sharp contrast, the way that Fauci, a lifelong bureuacrat, argues is to say things like, “nearly every scientist I know agrees with me.”  Of course, this could include only people who work for him and are therefore bureaucratic yes men.  He rarely, if ever, gives chapter and  verse of the “scientific research” that he pretends to be so worshipful of, who published it, where you can find it, etc.  He speaks Clintonese, in other words.

Any economist who defended his position about one of his research papers by simply saying that “everyone I know agrees with me” would be belly laughed out of the room and dismissed as an infantile-minded fool.  The same is true of everyone else who practices any kind of science, social or physical.

4:24 pm on June 10, 2021

SecDef Austin: ‘Start ACTING Like China Is Top Enemy!’

12:44 pm on June 10, 2021

Flying By Their Own Petard

How gratifying that the Thieves and Sexual Assailants at airports suffer the same trouble in hiring employees—notice I don’t call them “workers” because they aren’t—as the private sector. 

Thank you, Uncle Joe! Keep that welfare comin’!

10:56 am on June 10, 2021

Build Back Better from a fake pandemic

Every evil, criminal act by governments is cloaked in nonsense such as “sustainable global recovery.”

7:06 am on June 10, 2021

Glenn Greenwald: Yet Another Media Tale — Trump Tear-Gassed Protesters For a Church Photo Op — Collapses

Yet Another Media Tale — Trump Tear-Gassed Protesters For a Church Photo Op — Collapses, by Glenn Greenwald

That the White House violently cleared Lafayette Park at Trump’s behest was treated as unquestioned truth by most corporate media. Today it was revealed as a falsehood.

4:33 pm on June 9, 2021

Walter Block to Start New Blog/Podcast

Dear Folks:

I intend to start up a podcast and blog of my own, following in the footsteps of my friends Tom Woods and Bob Murphy. If you would like to be informed when it is ready,  please write to my assistant on this blog – podcast, Luis Rivera, at LuisRivera3@hotmail.com, and we will add you to the announcement list.

Best regards,

Walter

 

12:12 pm on June 9, 2021

Bozo the Kamala

Doesn’t even know how to pronounce her own first name, but is “essentially in charge of the United States.”

12:11 pm on June 9, 2021

Massie: ‘Fire The CDC!’ – Us: ‘Then End It!’

11:59 am on June 9, 2021

Joseph’s Coat of Much Corruption

The State demonstrated beyond any doubt its absolute destructiveness and anti-human agenda during this interminable year of COVIDCon; anyone who still believes that government is beneficial and that its “experts” have our best interests at heart is either an imbecile or profiting from Leviathan. 

Tragically, Christ’s Church augmented that despotism rather than restraining or eliminating it. And as he blithely sold us down the river, Parson Goat chirped, “Romans 13! Romans 13!”

Now, as I explained in Conversation with a Biblical Anarchist: Anarcho-Capitalism and the Bible (write me for your free copy if you haven’t already; my pamphlet explores Scripture’s vehement if subtle stance against the wickedness of the Satanic State), the Lord’s detestation of the cruelty, oppression, and corruption that characterize political government permeates Scripture. Permeates it so tellingly, in fact, that only his willful idolatry prevents Parson Goat from grasping it. 

But still…there is no Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not rule thy fellowman.” And a couple of passages, such as those extolling David as king, actually seem to support the idea that God approves of potentates and coercion.

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10:54 am on June 9, 2021

Keep COVID Restrictions in Place

Says the Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments. In a new report:

The group suggests limiting touching except where Christian rituals, such as laying on of hands for confirmation, require it; avoiding congregational singing and playing wind instruments indoors; wearing masks when preaching indoors — or outdoors closer than 16 feet from listeners. Singing, which has been shown to spread the virus especially effectively, should be limited to soloists or ensembles kept well distanced.

Oh, and “indoor worship services should be 30 to 45 minutes.” The report concludes: “Congregations can help bring an end to restrictions by encouraging all their members who meet the requirements to be vaccinated as soon as possible.” This new report is the Bible for CDC churches.

 

8:10 am on June 9, 2021

Where Have CDC Libertarians Been for the Past Year?

CDC libertarians—the ones who think that lockdowns, restrictions, face masks, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, capacity limits, and the vaccine have helped to slow the spread of COVID-19—have suddenly become great defenders of property rights. Some states, most recently Texas, now have orders or laws that state that government entities and private businesses cannot require proof of vaccination (you know which one) for people to obtain service. I agree with them that government mandates to private businesses are certainly not libertarian or pro-business or pro-property rights. But where have they been for the past year? They have been very quiet about government mandates to businesses regarding lockdowns, restrictions, face masks, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, and capacity limits. Now all of a sudden they are claiming that businesses should have the right to exclude someone who has not gotten the dangerous and unnecessary jab. They have been fairly quiet about businesses having the right in a free society to exclude anyone on any basis, including race and sexual orientation. But all of a sudden, all they can talk about is property rights.

I think that these laws that prohibit private businesses from requiring proof of vaccination are really unnecessary. Businesses know that they would have a terrible time trying to make sure that all of their customers have been vaccinated. I think the real problem is businesses requiring employees to get the vaccine before coming back into the office or before they can take off their face mask at work.

6:27 pm on June 8, 2021

Florida Chooses Freedom Over Faucism

In ya face, Fauci.

5:34 pm on June 8, 2021

There You Go Again! Another Study In Germany Finds Lockdowns Worthless

12:52 pm on June 8, 2021

CDC Libertarians Still Love Face Masks

In reading articles on face masks by CDC libertarians I can’t help but conclude that they like/liked (depending on the state and locality) mandatory face mask decrees, although they would never say so publicly. Most recently, a prominent CDC libertarian says that Fauci didn’t lie about the value of face masks, he was just misleading in explaining his shift from masks are unnecessary to masks are critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19. He then quotes from a bunch of studies to defend the idea that masks are beneficial. Does he still wear a mask? He doesn’t say. He concludes that the evidence is stronger now that masks help reduce coronavirus transmission. His source for this? The evil and lying CDC. Not a word from any mask study that is contrary. He is adamant that he is not one of those people who thought “face diapers” were a silly exercise in virtue signaling and social control. Too bad. And too bad he doesn’t recognize that the danger of the coronavirus is the greatest government scam in history. Why are some libertarians so trusting of the government?

A comment I received from a libertarian: “I wear a mask at times to make others feel safer, not because I think doing so does much real good.” I am speechless. Isn’t this like wearing a dunce cap so people will feel smarter? Here is what I do. I don’t ever wear a mask (and never did) to make others feel safer. When they see me without a mask, they should feel that it is safe to breathe fresh air.

4:50 pm on June 7, 2021

Members of U.S. Mens’ Soccer Team Attacked, Assaulted, and Injured . . .

. . . in Denver by Mexican barbarians as the U.S. team defeated the Mexican team 3-2.

4:17 pm on June 7, 2021

Amazon to Stop Testing for Marijuana

Amazon is adjusting its drug testing policy:

In the past, like many employers, we’ve disqualified people from working at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use. However, given where state laws are moving across the U.S., we’ve changed course. We will no longer include marijuana in our comprehensive drug screening program for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, and will instead treat it the same as alcohol use. We will continue to do impairment checks on the job and will test for all drugs and alcohol after any incident.

Hopefully other major corporations will follow Amazon’s example.

2:52 pm on June 7, 2021

Lab Leak Theory Goes Mainstream

1:21 pm on June 7, 2021

Pitting Fascists Against Each Other

One useful strategy when fighting such cronies as banksters involves siccing their buddies in government on them. James S. employed this tactic in attempting to forestall the cashless society:

After my credit card company sent an email informing me they were sending me a contactless card, I called them up to request that they not do that.

I don’t trust contactless/RFID credit cards for a lot of reasons, from the potential for fraud to the potential for tapping my wallet and having the transaction register on an incorrect card (like most people, I carry a few pieces of plastic—including a company card—at all times).

My understanding is that the people behind cashless want this, to make small transactions so convenient that people switch from cash.

The card company told me that non-contactless cards would not be an option, so I closed the account.  I also registered a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (anyone can do this, and it is really simple—just fill out the online form).

If anyone else also wants to give the CFPB their $.10 (used to be $.02 …inflation…), it might help to gum up the works a bit.

Last I heard the bank was still working on “researching,” but they are required to respond to each case within a time limit, and then you get a time limit to respond to their response.

I forgot the best part…each complaint costs the banksters an estimated $1000 to deal with it.  So it will only take a few of these (100 or so at any bank) to get their attention.   

I recommend attempting to contact the bank/card issuer first, because the complaint form will ask if you tried to resolve it before getting them involved.

The form also asks what a good resolution looks like.  I suggested either an opt-in or an opt-out for contactless technology.

How sad that this level of totalitarianism prevails! But such dictatorships always carry the seeds of their own destruction. Please God, James S. has planted and watered a few.

11:40 am on June 7, 2021

The Beginning of Hell: The 1942 Lee Street Race Riot

After my recent posted LRC blog on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, a gentleman forwarded me these two powerful articles below concerning a similar, little known, catastrophic event in his home town. He observed:

My grandfather was a general practitioner here during the war and whispered to my father who was a teenager at the time that he was called to the hospital to care for the dying and wounded. He claimed 400 were killed. My father later told my mother about it who told me. They were told it was top secret by the military to protect the war effort. They kept the secret so well my two surviving aunts who were adolescents at the time have no memory of the event at all. I have elderly black patients who tell me that the authorities squashed the riot by marching down Lee street shooting anyone on the street. They told of white shopkeepers opening their locked business doors to grab people huddled in the recesses to escape the gunfire, hiding them in the back until it was over.

The Beginning of Hell

“I don’t know how I got to safety after the riot,” a black trainee at Camp Claiborne recalled. “I only know one thing and that is, whenever anybody says, ‘Remember Pearl Harbor,’ I will say, ‘I will remember Lee Street.'”

The Beginning of Hell

Search for mass grave linked to 1942 Lee Street incident launched at Pineville cemetery

An anonymous letter about a violent incident nearly 80 years ago in Alexandria is the impetus for a renewed effort to discover what happened during and after an incident on Lee Street in 1942.

Nearly forgotten in Alexandria’s history is a chapter known to only a few that has been passed down orally for many years. It is the story of a violent incident that at the time was referred to as the Lee Street Riot.  According to the oral history of the incident, an unknown number of Black soldiers were killed on Jan. 10, 1942. And according to an anonymous letter, their bodies were buried in a mass grave at Holly Oak Cemetery in Pineville.

“Due to a preponderance of various interviews and testimony from many parties, including an extremely detailed letter from somebody who was there that night, many researchers believe that Holly Oak Cemetery is where African-American soldiers may have been buried in a mass grave,” Wynne said.

The anonymous letter was sent to William M. Simpson, former Louisiana College history professor and author of A Tale Untold? The Alexandria, Louisiana, Lee Street Riot (January 10, 1942).

12:36 pm on June 6, 2021

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