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Some Christians Are So Gullible

Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C., the latest Christian messiah who is going to save America, Donald Trump (I remember when it was George W. Bush), endorsed displaying the Ten Commandments in schools and elsewhere. He “drew cheers as he invoked a new law signed in Louisiana this week requiring the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom.” First of all, what is someone with the moral failings of Trump doing speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition? But to my point, although I am a culturally and theologically conservative Christian, I have never understood the obsession of some conservative Christians with the posting of the Jewish Ten Commandments in public schools, as I pointed out last year. See also the recent comments of Dale Steinreich.

1:07 pm on June 23, 2024

Don’t Miss the Mises Institute’s Full-Page Ad about the Fed in the Wall Street Journal . . .

. . . tomorrow, Monday, June 24.  I’ll post the ad on this blog in the morning.

12:35 pm on June 23, 2024

David Boaz, RIP

I just learned that David Boaz, Vice President of the Cato Institute, has passed away. He did so at the far too young age of 70. He was not a pure Rothbardian type of libertarian. More, a follower of Friedman and Hayek. But from a big tent point of view, he certainly qualified as a supporter of the libertarian philosophy. He was very productive in writing, lecturing, interviewing. For many decades he contributed his productivity to publicizing the Cato Institute and libertarianism in general. He shall be missed.

 

9:00 am on June 23, 2024

RFK, Jr. Roundtable on Censorship. Invited Participants Include: Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Sharyl Attkisson

The July 20, 2023 Congressional hearing on censorship exposed the war on the First Amendment at the highest level of the U.S. government. Mr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. showcased his unwavering support for free speech and forceful condemnation of censorship, all while calling on Congress to lead by example in healing the partisan divide.

Reinvigorating the First Amendment is at the heart of his Presidential campaign. Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Mr. Kennedy to examine how free speech became so embattled and how we restore our most hallowed Constitutional rights.

Several staunch advocates for the First Amendment join the candidate to discuss this critical topic.

Invited participants include:

Journalists Glenn Greenwald
Journalist Sharyl Attkisson
Attorney Jenin Younes
Former New Jersey Assemblyman Jamel Holley
Each of these participants has been a steadfast supporter of the First Amendment — Greenwald broke the Edward Snowden story; Attkisson stood up to government intimidation; Younes has represented plaintiffs in Missouri v. Biden; and Holley has stood for the free exercise of religion in his state, even against the wrath of his political party.

3:03 pm on June 22, 2024

Can Government Schools Be Repaired by Posting the Ten Commandments?

Sure, Dan: the problem with the government schools is that they don’t have the Ten Commandments posted. Putting aside that many of the students won’t even be reading at high enough a level to understand them, there’s no fixing taxpayer-funded progressive indoctrination centers. (To be fair, a lot of conservative parents like them too because they see them as a “free” babysitting service where they can dump their kids from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) They are state owned and run and will only ever support the state’s plan of limitless expansion and micromanagement of its vassals’ lives. The only real solution to the pathologies of the government schools is to permanently close them and repeal the property taxes that fund them.

2:52 pm on June 22, 2024

RFK Jr.: The Fed Is The Center Of All Problems

12:40 pm on June 22, 2024

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Foreign Policy at Nixon Foundation

2024 Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke at the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. He began his remarks largely on constitutional rights and free speech. He criticized President Biden for what he called “political censorship” on social media after he took office amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Kennedy also spoke on foreign policy comparing the U.S. to other democracies around the world saying, “our government targets its own people with propaganda, surveillance, and censorship…we’ve lost faith in ourselves as a good people and a great nation.” Following his remarks, he took questions from the audience on a range of questions including voter ID and immigration. Kennedy’s remarks at the Richard Nixon Library and Museum came two months before the 50th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency.

9:21 am on June 22, 2024

Pierre Chaillot: “I’m Coming Out ‘No Virus’…”

Pierre Chaillot is a French statistician and author who has been exposing the data related to COVID-19 since early 2020.

Using official French figures he meticulously demonstrated that even on their own terms there was no “infectious disease” pandemic and it was all a show.

In his book COVID-19 – Decoding Official Data, he explains how the public’s perception was manipulated with the promotion of statistics, some of which had been completely disconnected from the concept of health.

Pierre’s ultimate conclusion from his analysis of the numbers was that ‘SARS-CoV-2’ did not exist as claimed.

This revelation led him to start investigating the statistics related to other claimed “viral” diseases such influenza.

In analysing decades of data one thing became clear: the patterns do not support the virus model or the concept of contagion.

The mainstream media and “fact-checkers” did their best to smear his work but Pierre’s book (“Covid 19, ce que révèlent les chiffres officiels“) became a surprising best-seller in France where it sold over 50,000 copies.

The English version of his book is available HERE.

Please join Dr Sam Bailey for this fascinating interview HERE. (54min)

6:37 pm on June 21, 2024

Is the Zionist Experiment Finished?

Scott Ritter thinks so.

2:40 pm on June 21, 2024

Like “Vaccines Passports,” The “War On Cash” Will Ultimately Fail

Fortunately, for the sake of our remaining freedom, the idea and implementation of “vaccine passports” failed miserably. The desires of our corporatist and special-interest run government was laid bare for all of us to see. We American citizens should never rest on our laurels though. The “war on cash” is another angle for achieving the same goals. Like “vaccine passports,” a totally digital and government-controlled cashless “system,” will also end up going down in flames.

11:30 am on June 21, 2024

The Virulent Attack on RFK Jr. Operation Mockingbird, and CIA Dominance and Manipulation of the Media

For almost fifty years I have intensively hated and distrusted the establishment mainstream media. This originally developed from the unending series of fake news lies about Vietnam and Watergate. Therefore, it is not surprising I am still so utterly sick and disgusted now at the continuous wave of regime media attacks on the courageous, forthright enemy of the deep state RFK Jr., putting forth the latest, basest, foul allegations such as the putrid examples below from ABC News and Salon:

On campaign trail, RFK Jr. pushes ‘bonkers’ theory about CIA’s ‘takeover of the American press’
Such conspiracy theories are “classic techniques of propaganda,” an expert says.
By Mike Levine
https://abcnews.go.com/US/campaign-trail-rfk-jr-pushes-bonkers-theory-cias/story?id=111274658

RFK Jr. heats up anti-press rhetoric and CIA conspiracies, as he fails to make debate stage
“The new head of NPR is a CIA agent,” Kennedy told supporters in April
By GRIFFIN ECKSTEIN
https://www.salon.com/2024/06/20/rfk-jr-heats-up-anti-press-rhetoric-and-cia-conspiracies-as-he-fails-to-make-debate-stage/

For decades perceptive observers have repeatedly pointed out the complaisant and compliant pressitutes of the regime media echo chamber are under the thrall of the intelligence community. The spooks have pulled their strings since the birth of the National Security State in 1947

Why Would Anyone Ever Believe Any More Bullshit From These Lying Scum?

Operation Mockingbird
https://spartacus-educational.com/JFKmockingbird.htm

How the CIA Bamboozled The Public For 70 Years

How the CIA Bamboozled The Public For 70 Years

THE CIA AND THE MEDIA
How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up
https://www.carlbernstein.com/the-cia-and-the-media-rolling-stone-10-20-1977

The CIA and the Media: 50 Historical Facts the World Needs to Know
https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42768.htm

The CIA used to infiltrate the media. Now the CIA is the media.

The CIA used to infiltrate the media. Now the CIA is the media.

How the National Security State Manipulates the News Media
The American people, who count on the news profession to provide them with accurate, independent information about foreign affairs, are the ultimate victims.
https://www.cato.org/commentary/how-national-security-state-manipulates-news-media

Conspiracy Theory in America, by Lance deHaven-Smith
https://archive.org/details/conspiracy-theory-in-america-2013-lance-smith/Conspiracy%20Theory%20In%20America%20%282013%29-Lance%20Smith/mode/1up

Part 1: CIA’s Extraordinary Role Influencing Liberal Media Outlets Daily Kos, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone

Part 1: CIA’s Extraordinary Role Influencing Liberal Media Outlets Daily Kos, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone

Part 1 of a two-part series takes a deep dive into the history of the CIA’s central role in orchestrating news and editorial coverage in America’s most influential liberal national media outlets — and its continued hold today.

Part 2: The Belly of The Daily Beast and Its Perceptible Ties to the CIA

Part 2: The Belly of The Daily Beast and Its Perceptible Ties to the CIA

Part 2 of a two-part series takes a deep dive into the history of the CIA’s central role in orchestrating news and editorial coverage in America’s most influential liberal national media outlets — and its continued hold today.

7:15 am on June 21, 2024

Remember the Quaint Old Days . . .

. . . when the socialists (disguised as “liberals”) argued that welfare did not create a work-disincentive effect?  And how conservatives would ridicule the idea by saying, “Well, if that’s true, why so stingy?  Why not give them Mercedes Benz automobiles, half million dollar condos, . . . “

2:48 pm on June 20, 2024

Israel Spokesman: Defeating Hamas ‘Unachievable.’ Bibi: ‘Send More Bombs!’

12:35 pm on June 20, 2024

‘Fake Refugees’ In Ireland…And The US?

12:25 pm on June 19, 2024

White House Explanations of the Retarded Behavior of the Fool Who Lives There

By the fool’s press secretary.

9:52 am on June 19, 2024

Kansas Sues Pfizer Over Bogus Vax Claims

12:48 pm on June 18, 2024

How the Deep State Destroyed the Old Right and Created Synthetic “Liberal” and “Conservative” Movements to Rationalize the Projection of Power and Hegemony of the American Empire

I am eagerly anticipating at VivaBarnesLaw.Locals.com Robert Barnes’ upcoming “Hush Hush” podcast on the Deep State’s subversion/replacement of the anti-war, anti-interventionist Old Right populist opposition to the domestic and foreign policies of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and Harry Truman’s Fair Deal with the post-WWII creation by the National Security State of synthetic “liberal” and “conservative” ideological movements which sought to rationalize the projection of power and hegemony of the American empire. This was the origin of the establishment “bipartisan consensus” foreign policy. It began prior to the United States’ entrance into WWII, and continued after this global conflict, first in the name of “anti-Communism” and later after the end of the Cold War, the War on Terrorism. The American people have been pawns on the deep state’s chessboard for over seven decades.

Here are several articles which provide a preliminary integration of analysis of these concurrent/simultaneous post-WWII dynamic trends/policies of the early years of the Cold War.

Anti-Interventionism, Then and Now:
A brief history of the anti-interventionist movement, from World War I to the present day, by Justin Raimondo
https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/10/28/anti-interventionism-then-and-now/

How many Americans are aware that the United States and its Western European allies built the Soviet Union’s military industrial complex, enabling the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) to be a murderous parasitic regime responsible for the deaths of over sixty million of its own subjects by its state security forces, and over twenty seven million persons killed during the Second World War?

Antony C. Sutton on the Soviet Military Industrial Complex

Antony Suttons testimony

The Best Enemies Money Can Buy: Antony C. Sutton, by Charles Burris

The Best Enemies Money Can Buy: Antony C. Sutton

How the CIA Bamboozled the Public For 70 Years, by Charles Burris

How the CIA Bamboozled The Public For 70 Years

Early Cold War Background Sources, by Charles Burris

Early Cold War Background Sources

The CIA Versus Joe McCarthy, by Charles Burris

The CIA Versus Joe McCarthy

The Georgetown Set
https://spartacus-educational.com/JFKgeorgetown.htm

In the 1930s and 1940s there was the non-interventionist Old Right of libertarians and nationalists opposed to the welfare-warfare State’s domestic and foreign policies of FDR’s New Deal and Harry Truman’s Fair Deal. They believed in a constitutionally limited and decentralized federal republic, peace and diplomacy not war and empire. The populist grassroots masses of the Old Right were opposed in several GOP presidential elections (1936-1952) by the anglophile northeastern seaboard establishment forces within the nexus of the Morgan and Rockefeller Wall Street financial blocs. The National Security State believed this Old Right must be marginalized and destroyed. This process began during World War II, and accelerated with the virulent covert action insurgency against Old Right figurehead Senator Robert Taft by the elite establishment Eisenhower forces led by the ardent internationalist patrician, Boston Brahmin Henry Cabot Lodge, at the 1952 GOP presidential convention, and continued unabated up to the foundation of National Review.

CIA counterfeit conservative William F. Buckley Jr. was a student at Yale University (Skull and Bones 1950) where he served as shill and informant for J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI. One of Buckley’s Yale professors, former Trotskyist communist Willmoore Kendall (formerly of the OSS and later consultant to the CIA) was a recruiter of talent for the newly created Agency. Kendall recruited Buckley in 1951.

Kendall introduced him to former Trotskyist communist James Burnham (also formerly of the OSS), and head of the Political and Psychological Warfare division of the Office of Policy Coordination of the Central Intelligence Agency, He was later to actively work on the CIA coup d’etat against Mossadegh in Iran.

Burnham first introduced Buckley to agent E. Howard Hunt in his Washington, D. C. apartment. Buckley then served with Hunt in Mexico where Hunt was chief of station and Buckley’s control officer. Hunt later figured as a principal in the Watergate Scandal that brought down Richard Nixon.

Buckley, with intelligence community colleagues James Burnham, Willmoore Kendall, and William J. Casey, founded National Review magazine, which became the premier publication of the CIA’s synthetic “Conservative movement” replacing the non-interventionist Old Right coalition of Americans opposed to the corporate welfare-warfare state of Roosevelt and Truman. One of the principal enemies and opponents of Buckley and the NR cabal in these sinister endeavors was Murray Rothbard.

What most Americans mistakenly regard today as the “Conservative movement” has undergone many convoluted and dramatic transformations over the past sixty years. A major objective of National Review from its inception was to transform the American right wing from non-interventionism to an interventionist global warmongering (initially anti-Communist) movement, the entire effort was in essence a CIA operation. Since its founding National Review has made it a primary mission to champion the deep state infrastructure of the CIA and FBI in their covert and overt activities of projecting American imperial and domestic state power since 1955.

The decline of the Old Right opposition to the welfare/warfare state created by Roosevelt and Truman began in the 1950s with the infiltration of its ranks by two ideological elements created and fostered by the intelligence community: the synthetic “Conservative Movement” and the Neoconservatives.

Human Events was a premier publication of the anti-interventionist Old Right opposition to FDR’s New Deal and Harry Truman’s Fair Deal, and their collectivist programs both domestically and abroad. It was founded in 1944 by Old Right stalwarts Felix Morley, who was from 1933 to 1940 the editor of The Washington Post; Frank Hanighen, who was co-author of The Merchants of Death (the famous 1930s expose’ of the arms industry throughout the world); and former New Dealer and publisher of key Old Right authors and WWII revisionist history Henry Regnery. In 1951, Frank Chodorov, former director of the Henry George School of Social Science in New York, replaced Morley as editor, merging his newsletter, analysis, into Human Events.

I’m sure there was some continuity of financing sources from the anti-New Deal, Fair Deal Old Right of the American Liberty League, the American First Committee, and the Committee for Constitutional Government, and its offshoot, America’s Future, Inc. I am not familiar with this specific detailed history as it relates to individual donors and “angels.” Some of these same individuals may have been involved in funding the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), the Volker Fund, Spiritual Mobilization, Human Events, the American Mercury, the Bricker Amendment forces etc.

The tricky thing is when Bill Buckley and the CIA-enabled synthetic New Right “Conservative movement” arose to displace the non-interventionist Old Right.

Some of these guys got carried away with Senator Joe McCarthy’s (and Buckley’s) anti-Communist fervor and were swept away from their Old Right moorings in the tidal wave (McCarthyite Murray Rothbard stood fast). Such persons coalesced behind Buckley’s National Review, Alfred Kohlberg’s China Lobby – the Committee of One Million (linked with the Asian heroin narcotics triad syndicates and Chaing Kai-Chek’s KMT).

With Buckley’s declared war on the Old Right, the marginalizing of Nockian acolyte Frank Chodorov, John T. Flynn, Rose Wilder Lane, and the deaths of Robert Taft, Garet Garrett, and Colonel Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, the Old Right died. Some people undoubtedly went over to Robert Welch’s John Birch Society, and Willis Stone’s Liberty Amendment Committee, while Rothbard and his little band of followers moved temporarily into elements of the anti-war, anti-conservative left in hope of creating an anti-war, anti-draft, anti-militarism Old Right/New Left coalition against the welfare-warfare state.

The concept of “bureaucratic collectivism” was broached by the Trotskyist Bruno Rizzi in 1939, in his book The Bureaucratization of the World as a critique of economic and political centralization in the corporatist New Deal and European National Socialism, as well as Stalinism in the Soviet Union.

It also put forth the theory of “the third camp,” of independent revolutionaries opposed to both capitalism and Stalinism. This idea of a Non-Communist Left (NCL) later became a key ideological element in the CIA’s early Cold War strategy. Key organizers of the CIA’s Non-Communist Left operation, titled QKOPERA, included Frank Wisner, Lawrence de Neufville, Thomas Braden, James Burnham, Max Shachtman, C.D. Jackson, and Michael Josselson. (Other supporters within the intelligence community included George F. Kennan, Averell Harriman, and General Lucius D. Clay.) Operation Mockingbird was a central part of this agitprop strategic thrust.

In the 1930s, after the Moscow Show Trials and the demonization of Leon Trotsky in the USSR, there was a furious international debate among Trotskyists at the time concerning the true nature of the Soviet Union – was it indeed “socialist” or had it degenerated into a vulgar hybrid of state capitalism?

In America, Trotskyists Max Shachtman and James Burnham were very influenced by this concept and broke from the orthodox Trotskyist Fourth International in not defending the Soviet Union. Burnham would later become one of the founding fathers of Neoconservatism, which some observers have deemed Trotskyism in new garb.

The fierce anti-Stalinist Shachtman remained on “the left.” He later formed an independent socialist group, worked closely with the top staff of AFL-CIO president George Meany, and came into closer contact with other left-wing intellectuals including Dwight Macdonald and the Trotskyist group around Partisan Review. Shachtman became a focal point for many in the milieu of the New York Intellectuals who later become the founders of Neoconservatism.

The Ur-Neocon Burnham shifted to “the Right” from the Trotskyist group around Partisan Review.

In 1940, soon after Trotsky’s assassination in Mexico by a Soviet NKVD agent, he wrote his most important book, The Managerial Revolution, which further developed this central theme of “bureaucratic collectivism.” Burnham was in the process of breaking from the Trotskyist communist associations he had long traveled in when he wrote it. Soon he became a consultant for the OSS, and later its successor, the CIA. He became the key public theoretician for “roll back” of the Soviets from dominating Eastern Europe, and the key opponent of the reigning “containment” policy of the State Department, originated by George Kennan.

(Ironically it has only been recently revealed that it was actually Kennan who was the true father of both “roll back” and “containment” at the State Department, in formulating a detailed covert action strategy for underground resistance efforts in the Eastern Bloc utilizing elements of the Gehlen Org. Reinhard Gehlen was a top German general on Hitler’s Eastern Front who was recruited by American intelligence at the end of WWII. His disastrous efforts using former Nazi agents led to intelligence failures within the CIA and helped coin the term “blowback.”)

Burnham later met in his apartment a young Yale graduate, one William F. Buckley Jr., who had been recruited for CIA, by his Yale professor Willmoore Kendall (another former Trotskyist and OSS/CIA consultant, “the boy wonder” from Oklahoma). Kendall had graduated from high school at 13, from OU at 18.

Agent Buckley quickly went off to Mexico for the CIA, where he served under station chief E. Howard Hunt (later of Watergate scandal fame). When he returned Buckley founded National Review magazine, with Burnham and Kendall as senior editors, along with his sister Priscilla, who also had worked for the CIA. Former OSS agent (and later CIA director) William Casey handled the incorporation of the publication, serving as counsel for decades.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Burnham would work closely with the CIA front the Congress of Cultural Freedom, and became the most important intellectual influence upon CIA agent William F. Buckley, Jr. and the development of National Review magazine and the modern conservative movement. See the September 11, 1987 issue of National Review with tributes and obituaries to Burnham. (Unfortunately this issue is still under copyright and cannot appear online.)

I still have my printed copy.

As Murray N. Rothbard noted in his seminal book, The Betrayal of the American Right:

“In the light of hindsight, we should now ask whether or not a major objective of National Review from its inception was to transform the right wing from an isolationist to global warmongering anti-Communist movement; and, particularly, whether or not the entire effort was in essence a CIA operation. We now know that Bill Buckley, for the two years prior to establishing National Review, was admittedly a CIA agent in Mexico City, and that the sinister E. Howard Hunt was his control. His sister Priscilla, who became managing editor of National Review, was also in the CIA; and other editors James Burnham and Willmoore Kendall had at least been recipients of CIA largesse in the anti-Communist Congress for Cultural Freedom. In addition, Burnham has been identified by two reliable sources as a consultant for the CIA in the years after World War II. Moreover, Garry Wills relates in his memoirs of the conservative movement that Frank Meyer, to whom he was close at the time, was convinced that the magazine was a CIA operation. With his Leninist-trained nose for intrigue, Meyer must be considered an important witness.

Furthermore, it was a standard practice in the CIA, at least in those early years, that no one ever resigned from the CIA. A friend of mine who joined the agency in the early 1950s told me that if, before the age of retirement, he was mentioned as having left the CIA for another job, that I was to disregard it, since it would only be a cover for continuing agency work. On that testimony, the case for NR being a CIA operation becomes even stronger. Also suggestive is the fact that a character even more sinister than E. Howard Hunt, William J. Casey, appears at key moments of the establishment of the New over the Old Right. It was Casey who, as attorney, presided over the incorporation of National Review and had arranged the details of the ouster of Felix Morley from Human Events.”

12:18 am on June 18, 2024

‘Hell No We Won’t Go?’ – House Passes Automatic Military Draft Registration

12:39 pm on June 17, 2024

Vietnamese Undersea Cable Cut Right Before Putin Visit?

Vietnamese internet is messed up right before big Russia visit to Vietnam.  That’s weird, right?

 

12:14 pm on June 17, 2024

Chicken Flu 2024. Same Scam Playbook as 1976 Swine Flu

This is a one minute video. Please watch HERE

Thank you to Mr JB for sharing.

9:17 am on June 17, 2024

More “pew pew” Father’s Day

Palmetto State Armory Dagger
I went to the range with my daughter this weekend to celebrate and function test / work-in a new acquisition.  Palmetto State Armory has a Glock 19 clone called the Dagger.  Basically, because the patent has expired on Glock’s third generation of guns, there’s a decent “generic” contingent of manufacturers making handguns that copy this ubiquitous model.  The basic Compact Dagger is pretty much half the price of a basic Glock 19.  I had checked out what people have had to say on these handguns and based on positive reviews, figured that for $260, this has the potential to be an extremely affordable way to get a decent piece of self-protection.

The Daggers come in all shapes and sizes at this point.  Palmetto State Armory offers “full-size” versions (Glock 17), “micro” versions (Glock 43), multiple colors, slide cuts for optics, you name it.  You can go hog-wild for a generic Glock copy in 9mm and never feel like you paid too much for reliable self-defense.

I purchased my first Glock in 1989 because it offered parts simplicity, relatively light weight, and high capacity in comparison to the handguns of the day.  I’ve stuck with the platform in one way, shape, or form, for 35 years.  There may be equal or better handguns out there but I’ve got too much experience dealing with this platform, plus the tools, spare parts, and accessories to boot.

Long story short, I think PSA has a winner.  Both my daughter and I shot about 130 rounds yesterday with zero malfunctions.  It put everything where it was supposed to go with respectable accuracy.   At 7 yards, I could unload a 15 round magazine into the size of a large male fist, or otherwise, make head-shots with no problem given your standard silhouette target.

The trigger feels like the “Gen 5” version of the Glock 19.  Gone are the previous generation’s triggers where you could take up the slack on the striker and hit a wall before it broke.  Now the tigger has no wall, just some indiscernible “mush” before break.  At first, I thought the “Gen 5” trigger was going to suck given what I was used to.  For me anyway, it turns out to not be the case when you’re shooting the gun.  I honestly don’t notice the lost wall and the break is actually somewhat of a surprise, which is good from a standpoint of bad habits.  Sometimes you can anticipate recoil during the trigger pull and lower the point of aim because of that anticipation.  Inexperienced, and even experienced, shooters will subconsciously dip the handgun when your brain senses the trigger wall on the pull-through.  The Dagger’s trigger is pretty much the same as the newer Glocks.

Where I think Palmetto State Armory improved on the handgun is the frame texture and general grip feel.  Glock’s standard third generation and older frames didn’t have enough texture for me.  If your hands were sweating, the handgun was a bit slippery.  Some 20 years ago, it wasn’t uncommon for gunsmiths to “stipple” the frame and/or contour it for a decent sum.  That all went away with the “Gen 4″ frame designs.  The Dagger has found a happy medium here for grip texture, amount, and feel.  It’s not going to rip your skin up but it feels secure in the right places when you’re sweating.  On the flip side of the coin, you don’t get grip inserts with the Dagger to change the shape.  One size fits all.  My daughter is about 5′ 3” and she didn’t have an issue.  To me, again, it felt like a happy medium.  But I could see some people with extra large mitts thinking this may not be the handgun for them.

It’s not often when I’m honestly really impressed by something.  Both my daughter and I left the range thinking “wow!”  The Dagger really does feel like you got a real Glock 19 handgun for half-price.  Bravo Palmetto State Armory!

FYI, due to the amazing value these handguns present, they are very popular and frequently out of stock.  However, if you add yourself to the “back in stock” e-mail notification, you’ll most likely not have to wait very long to get the exact model you’re looking for.  Just don’t wait too long to pull the trigger 😛 once it’s available again.

9:29 pm on June 16, 2024

Is Biden’s Bungling Intentional?

From the outside, Biden’s ForPol seems totally clueless, designed to fail, and pompous to boot. He’s stumbling – careening, actually – towards a nuclear confrontation with Russia.

Is that why he’s making his “new” military as weak and incompetent as possible?

Right now the U.S. could never win a conventional war. Wars aren’t popular with the home folks (see reelection campaigns of Wilson 1916 and FDR 1940: “We want peace, we don’t want war!” “Again, and again, and again” – no foreign wars.

We haven’t had a constitutional war since 1945, and we haven’t won one either. But war is still the health of the state, and it’s also the only shot – fair shot, anyway – that Bumbling Joe has at victory in November.

Remember October 1962: Dems were losing across the board, when JFK stared down Khrushchev and got those dangerous missiles out of Cuba.

A week lates, Dem House losses were minimal (mid-October the estimate was they’d lose ~40) and they actually gained seats in the Senate. The 88th Congress went on to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and LBJ’s “Great Society” legislation.

All because JFK had gotten those missiles out of Cuba.

But did Khrushchev actually remove them?

In January 1988, the Senate Armed Services Committee held hearings on the INF treaty. The CNO (Chief of Naval Operations) was testifying, and a senator asked him a simple question:

“Admiral, President Reagan has always said ‘trust, but verify.’ Did you ever verify that those missiles had left Cuba?”

“No, Senator.”

Well, as James Carville taught us, “Hey, so what??!! That’s old news!”

Yes it is: but Joe has reduced our military to a level that could never win a conventional war. In order to get reelected with the boost that might come from the threat of  a war, he’d have to make it nuclear.

That’s the dire situation. Was it intentional?

https://tomklingenstein.com/a-new-regime-is-taking-over-our-military/

 

11:02 am on June 15, 2024

The BATFE is having a really bad day!

‘Held: ATF exceeded its statutory authority by issuing a Rule that classifies a bump stock as a “machinegun” under §5845(b).’

SCOTUS ruling on Garland v. Cargill just opined bump stocks are quite legal. The National Firearms Act of 1934 defines a “machinegun” as “any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.” 26 U. S. C. §5845(b). This also has ramifications for any other device that requires trigger movement in order to fire multiple shots.  Binary triggers and forced reset triggers are going to fall under this ruling.

For those who need a refresher, President Trump commanded the BATFE to ban bump stocks in 2018 when Stephen Paddock committed an act of mass murder at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, which claimed the lives of 58 people and left more than 800 injured. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!  Republicans are only “good” on firearms when they are in the minority.  The 2nd Amendment (and all the rest) is toilet paper once they rule the roost.

3:34 pm on June 14, 2024

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Business” Isn’t so Good Anymore

The evil propaganda arm of the Hate Coalition has fired 60 employees, and that was after employees unionizing and Charity Watch giving them an “F” rating. These evil creeps once declared (in the early 2000s) LewRockwell.com and KarenDeCoster.com to be a “hate sites.” Good riddance, you bozos.

2:46 pm on June 14, 2024

Have a “pew pew” Father’s Day!

“The proper remedy for a finding that an agency failed to comply with the APA’s procedural requirements is vacatur of the unlawful agency action.”

The funny part about the Biden Administration’s anti-firearms tactics is that they actually don’t fear the possibility that NFA ’34 and GCA ’68, and therefore the BATFE itself, become problems in lieu of the Bruen ruling for “historical context” surrounding firearms laws.

If you keep prodding the hornet’s nest, eventually you’re going to regret it. But tyrants do tyrant things and so here we are.

The 5th Federal District Court ruled on Mock v. Garland yesterday.  Your pistol braces are legal again.

On that note, there is something “pew pew” related on sale for Father’s Day that I really think is a game changer for “identifying your target” in the dark. It is the Streamlight TLR-1 HL. This thing fits two 123A batteries in a relatively compact package and puts out 1,000 lumens of light.

Streamlight TLR-7

This light is so bright that it can actually wash out my optic on “auto” brightness. I also think it has a good combination of throw vs. flood. In the house, it’s not too much of an exaggeration to say someone turned the sun on at night if you’re in a room or a hallway.

Where I think this light really shines ( 😀 ) is on a “large format” pistol, especially with a pistol brace, or short barreled carbine. If you’ve ever had to deal with pressure switches, you know they’re the weakest link. The wires catch on stuff from nowhere, they don’t activate when you need them or they activate by accident giving away your position at the worst time. While the TLR-1 can use a Surefire-type pressure switch, I prefer the standard switch housing that provides for momentary-on on one side and constant-on on the other. Mounted on the underside of a short barrel with the “Picatinny” key, this would be the perfect placement for light activation with your support hand for 10” – 16″ barrels.

For this light to fit on a normal handgun, it would have to be a full-size standard pistol like a Glock 17, and you’d probably get some of the light lens extending past the barrel, depending on where the mount point is on the gun and the actual barrel length. For a compact pistol, I’d suggest the TLR-7, which is its little brother, with “only” 500 lumens driven by a single 123A battery.

11:02 am on June 14, 2024

There Are No Petrodollars, Plus the Focus Misses the Point

There is no such thing as a petrodollar. Yet, the term continues to garner use in today’s discussions about global currencies and financial arrangements. The word is frequently thrown around whenever some oil producing state does something in partnership with another country not named United States.

From a certain, narrow perspective, the mistake is somewhat understandable. The real global currency, eurodollar, has remained entirely in the dark. As so, by the time of the oil embargo in 1973, and the newfound, price-soaked gains redistributed to OPEC, it only seemed like a new currency system had been arranged out of the 1971 ashes of Bretton Woods with oil replacing gold as its commodity center.

No.

The fact that the very idea of the petrodollar keeps going to this day is instead a poignant if inadvertent acknowledgement of the limited monetary literacy provided by the dastardly discipline of statistics-obsessed Economics. We’ve all been left in the dark, and it began that way all the way back decades ago with the very people tasked with being “our” monetary stewards.

Whereas the eurodollar system was already blooming by the early 1960’s, those at the Federal Reserve were caught unprepared and struggled mightily to make sense of its designs, aims, and methods. From their primitive viewpoint, these “dollars” (there weren’t pallets of physical stacks of Federal Reserve notes, merely book entries on a shared ledger system) must have been “exported” by the loud American balance of payments (BoP) deficits. (More)

9:55 am on June 14, 2024

Attention Students: You Can Apply Now to the Annual Ron Paul Scholars Seminar!

To be held on August 29-31 by the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.  It starts with a group dinner, followed by a great seminar on liberty with great speakers, and then the Ron Paul Institute’s annual D.C. conference the next day where you will have a reserved table.  Students will be able to mingle with the speakers and Dr. Paul.

What a GREAT way to get ready for the school year!

 

9:30 am on June 14, 2024

Your Vote Can Actually Count for Something Good

Every GOP member of Congress except for Thomas Massie has what he calls an “AIPAC Babysitter,” an AIPAC lobbyist who is assigned to each individual member.  No other country does this, my friend Pastor Chuck Baldwin points out in his latest column. 

LewRockwell.com readers are familiar with Chuck Baldwin because Lew frequently reprints his columns, and has said to me that Chuck is a great man.  Pastor Chuck’s Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana is not tax exempt so that he doesn’t have to worry about being harassed by the IRS for speaking out against government tyranny, especially all of the state’s unjust, aggressive wars.  You can view his sermons at libertyfellowshipmt.com every Sunday and read his columns at chuckbaldwinlive.com.

Pastor Chuck battles the pro-war “evangelical” Christian churches in Montana — and everywhere else — and could use our help.  Near the bottom of his latest column in the above link are links that allow you to vote for Pastor Chuck and his Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell’s annual “Best Of” competition.  There is also a link to vote for my friend Dr. Annie Bukacek, a member of Liberty Fellowship, who was the very first doctor in America to speak out publicly, online, against the covid lies and tyrannies.  For that her hospital dropped her privileges so that she had to refer her patients to another doctor first before they could be admitted.  Pandering to the state took precedent over the well-being of the hospital’s patient/customers.

The statist, pro-war “evangelical” churches are relentless political networkers and have far more members than Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, but Chuck nevertheless usually comes in a close second in this annual voting.  Let’s give these people a well-deserved stick in the eye (figuratively speaking!) with our votes!

 

 

6:58 am on June 14, 2024

How to Create a Pandemic

Published in Canberra Daily June 13, 2024 by Dr. Sam Bailey

In March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that there was a “pandemic” of a new disease called ‘COVID-19’.
However, there was a critical problem from the start.
On 7 July that year, the historically well-respected Cochrane group published a systematic review to determine how doctors were supposed diagnose the “new” disease in either the office or hospital setting.
The conclusion of the review was staggering because it stated that:
“based on currently available data, neither absence nor presence of signs or symptoms are accurate enough to rule in or rule out disease.”This meant that the traditional diagnostic techniques – taking a careful history and examining the patient – were useless in determining whether a person had the alleged new disease.
Perhaps not surprisingly, something very odd was seen the following month when the WHO published its official COVID-19 case definition stating that a confirmed case was:“a person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection, irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms.”In other words, a loop of circular reasoning was created in which a case was defined by a test and this test defined a case.

It was a monumental sleight of hand that disconnected the concept of disease from the case definition.

Indeed, during the COVID-19 era, many aspects of time-honoured medical practice were flipped on their head.

When I was a medical student 20 years ago, a large part of our training was dedicated to the art of making a diagnosis.

We were cautioned that while there was an ever-increasing number of “diagnostic” tests available, the most important part was listening to the person in front of you and carefully examining them.

After that, the doctor may elect to perform tests to provide confirmatory evidence for the suspected diagnosis or at least use a test to help differentiate between competing “differential” diagnoses.

We also need to take pause here to consider the WHO’s insertion of, “irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms” into the case definition.

Most people would assume that a pandemic would involve a huge number of sick people – that is, the counted cases have an actual disease.

However, the confirmed ‘COVID-19’ case definition did not require anyone to be sick, it simply required them to have a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, or in subsequent years, a positive rapid antigen test (RAT).

While many governments and media platforms promoted the alleged impressive cumulative death numbers during the COVID-19 era, for most of us, it was a different experience.

It was clear that the vast majority of “cases” were indistinguishable from the usual colds and flu we had always seen.

In Australia, influenza apparently all but disappeared in 2021 and was suspiciously replaced by an almost equivalent number of COVID-19 cases as I explained in a 2022 presentation.

A huge proportion of asymptomatic cases caused the COVID numbers to soar even higher, particularly when governments started distributing RATs.

Other independent researchers also concluded that the nature of the “pandemic” boiled down to one of testing, not one of a new disease.

“Even the mainstream media had difficulty hiding the fact that asymptomatic cases were the majority of the positive cases as well as the fact that the more testing that was done, the more cases that would ultimately be found.’… If the tests went away, so, too, did the pandemic.”

On first glance, it may appear incredible that there could be an officially-declared pandemic without any global increase in sick people.

However, it can be understood by taking into account a high-level deception that took place in 2009.

That was the year the WHO unilaterally redefiined the definition of ‘pandemic’ and the words, “with enormous numbers of deaths and illness” were suddenly excluded from the existing meaning.

Many people realised that there was something wrong with the COVID narratives being promulgated by governments and many media platforms.

Unfortunately, the relentless fear-messaging convinced the majority that there was some degree of a “deadly pandemic” to be concerned about.

The stark reality is that there was no evidence COVID-19 was a new disease because as the official case definition specified, there were no required symptoms or signs for confirmed cases. This means that the only requirement to count cases were “positive” RAT or PCR tests.

In other words, the “new” disease was only defined by some new tests.

And positive tests did not need to have any relationship to what the individual was sick with or whether they were even sick at all.

Was COVID-19 the greatest scam of our lifetimes?

Dr Sam Bailey is a content creator, medical author and health educator from New Zealand. Her books include Virus Mania, Terrain Therapy and The Final Pandemic.

11:54 pm on June 13, 2024

GOP Moves To Defund Ukraine ‘Enemies List’ NGO – More Political Theater?

12:46 pm on June 13, 2024