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Japanese Ship Owner Contradicts US Officials on Tanker Attack
Japanese Ship Owner Contradicts US Officials on Tanker Attack "The owner of the Japanese tanker that was attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, the Kokuka Outrageous, contradicted the US military’s claims about the attack....No US officials have responded to the Japanese ship owner’s claims."
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Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident
Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident "In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time  scrambling to blame Iran for damage done to two sea vessels in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, citing exactly...
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Was General Patton Assassinated
General Patton U.S. commemorative stamp, issued in 1953. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. During the long Cold War many Russians grew sufficiently disenchanted with the lies and omissions of their own news outlets that they turned to Western radio for a glimpse of the truth. The growth of the Internet has now provided Americans with a similar opportunity to click on a foreign website and discover the important stories that have somehow escaped the attention of their own leading journalists. Ironically, much of such “alternative media” coverage actually appears in the leading British newspapers, eminently respectable and published in our closest historic...
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The Greatest Generation
Review of Mary Louise Roberts, What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France (University of Chicago Press, 2013), xii + 351 pgs., hardcover. Another D-Day (June 6) celebration on has come and gone. It has been ten years since I posted this on the LRC blog: According to an article about Antony Beevor’s new book, D-Day, 20,000 French civilians were killed within three months of the D-Day landing. Some villages in Normandy only recently began having D-Day celebrations. What? How ungrateful these people were for the “hundreds of tons of bombs destroying entire cities and...
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Oil Traders Have Bigger Worries Than A New Hormuz Tanker War
Authored by Andrew Critchlow via S&P Global Platts blog, Oil tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman and the US pointing the finger at Iran should be enough to send the price of the world’s most vital commodity skyrocketing. Instead, oil prices have barely budged. Traders are not buying into the theory that Tehran wants a war, but they are worried about demand. Dated Brent assessed by S&P Global Platts – the world’s most important oil benchmark – spiked by over 4% following the attacks on June 13 and traded briefly just above $62/b. On the face of it, this modest rise doesn’t reflect the...
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For the third time since withdrawing the extradition bill over the weekend, embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has softened her stance on the extradition bill, though she has neither resigned, nor promised that the hated legislation, which catalyzed the biggest street demonstrations since HK was handed back to China, won't be reconsidered. In a statement on Tuesday, Lam again apologized for her handling of the extradition bill, which she said is now "unlikely" to pass, offering a "sincere and solemn" apology to the people of Hong Kong. Lam said the bill wouldn't be revived until demonstrators' concerns had been addressed. "I...
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Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, I write this article with a heavy heart.  In recent weeks I had come to the conclusion that there probably would not be a war with Iran in 2019, but now I have to admit that I was wrong.  U.S. officials were very quick to blame Iran for the attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and President Trump’s advisers have reportedly been pushing him very hard to strike Iran.  President Trump had been hesitant to engage Iran militarily, but now it appears that he is going...
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De ondernemer en de gratis diensten die hij verricht
De  ondernemer  wordt geacht, de volgende diensten gratis voor de overheid te verrichten: -In  de eerste plaats het heffen van loonbelasting  die de ondernemer  voor de overheid moet inzamelen en  aan deze moet afdragen -Voorts  het inzamelen van een aantal  dwangverzekeringspremies die  eveneens aan de overheid of aan een aan de overheid gelieerde instelling moeten […]
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TU E stelt 150 nieuwe vacatures alleen open voor vrouwen.
De Technische Universiteit Eindhoven neemt voor de eerste 150 vacatures alleen maar vrouwen aan. Dit soort binaire rechtlijnigheid kan denk ik alleen maar door mannen verzonnen worden; of is dat ook al weer een niet correcte stelling? Hoe dan ook, de volgende vragen komen onmiddellijk op en mag u graag aanvullen: Is wetenschap dan sekse […]
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Doug Casey ontkracht 4 mythes over Trump, belastingen AOW en schuld
Goed artikel/interview van Casey in International Man. Uit gemak maar ook om niet de scherpte en duidelijke uitspraken verloren te laten gaan, vertaal ik het artikel nu niet, zeer lezenswaardig, ook om uw tegenargumenten te oefenen zoals bij ‘belastingen horen nu eenmaal bij een geciviliseerde maatschappij“ International Man: For many years, President Trump has made […]
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Medical IDs: Enemy of Privacy, Liberty, and Health
Last week, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill amendment to repeal the prohibition on the use of federal funds to create a “unique patient identifier.” Unless this prohibition, which I originally sponsored in 1998, is reinstated, the federal government will have the authority to assign every American a medical ID. This ID will be used to store and track every American’s medical history. A unique patient identifier would allow federal bureaucrats and government-favored special interests to access health information simply by entering an individual’s unique patient ID into...
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California Seeks to Strip Doctors of Authority to Grant Kids Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations
California Seeks to Strip Doctors of Authority to Grant Kids Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations "There is something very deeply wrong with a society that demands of parents that they first injure their children before they are allowed to decline a medical procedure. Indeed, there is no place for mandated...
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E-Verify Threatens Us All
By: Ron PaulIn addition to funding for a border wall and other border security measures, immigration hardliners are sure to push to include mandatory E-Verify in any immigration legislation considered by Congress. E-Verify is a (currently) voluntary program where businesses check job applicants’ Social Security numbers and other Information — potentially including “biometric” identifiers like fingerprints — against information stored in a federal database to determine if the job applicants are legally in the United States.Imagine how much time would be diverted from serving consumers and growing the economy if every US business had to comply with E-Verify. Also, collecting...
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Remembering Burt Blumert
By: David GordonToday would have been the 89th birthday of Burt Blumert, one of the greatest personalities of the modern libertarian movement. Burt was the indispensable man behind the scenes and was a key figure in the Mises Institute, the Center for Libertarian Studies, and LewRockwell.com. He was one of Murray Rothbard’s closest friends; and when you met him, it was easy to see why Murray liked him. He was a genial and kind person and a source of wise counsel to all those fortunate to know him. Burt was the founder of Camino Coins and a principal figure in...
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Mark Thornton: Is the Bust Here?
By: Mark Thornton, Jeff DeistWith stock markets in turmoil earlier this week, the Mises Institute's resident expert on booms and busts joins Jeff Deist to make sense of it. Will new Fed Chair Jerome Powell do everything possible to prop up markets, or will he be more hawkish than Janet Yellen? What kinds of indicators does Mark look for to predict trouble (hint: it's not the VIX). Why does the volume of margin loans matter, and why is the Russell 2000 Index a better predictor than the Dow or Nasdaq? Are cryptocurrencies now bound up with macro trends? And is Austrian...
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