Trump: An American View
Trump: An American View
Fact Checkers Are Fake
The White House has come out and is telling Meena Harris to cool it. And that has Republicans in a snit fit. Who is Meena Harris, and why does it matter? Harris is the niece of Vice President, Kamala Harris. And she apparently has been using her aunt’s fame to promote her brand on the internet.
See, Meena is a social influencer. That means she does kind of what I do, except for money. And to be totally transparent, I don’t get paid a nickel (nor do I want to) for writing these blogs. But Meena wants the money. She’s got over 800,000 followers. And she isn’t shy about telling them who her aunt is. And she’s not shy about using that to promote her website, her vlongs, and blogs, even a clothing line.
But oops. The White House doesn’t want any of that. Which is kind of interesting. An…
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I’m glad that China has taken some steps away from communism. According to Economic Freedom of the World, China was one of 10-worst nations for economic liberty back in 1980 and they’ve since climbed to 92nd place out of 141 nations.
I’ve even offered a small bit of praise for China’s shift to a more business-friendly environment, and I was greatly amused when the head of China’s sovereign wealth fund mocked the Europeans for destructive welfare state policies.
That being said, 92nd place is still a very anemic rank, far below the first- and second-place jurisdictions, Hong Kong and Singapore.
So I was flabbergasted when Andy Stern, a former union boss and long-time Obama ally, wrote a column for today’s Wall Street Journal praising the efficiency and vitality of China’s planned economy.
You probably think I’m pulling your leg and/or deliberately misrepresenting what he wrote, but his article…
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I have mixed feelings about China’s economic policies.
During the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, China was horrifically impoverished because of socialist policies. According to the Maddison database, the country was actually poorer under communism than it was 1,000 years ago.
That’s the good news. And I sometimes use China’s post-1979 growth as an example of how even a modest bit of pro-market reform can generate positive results.
The bad news, though, is that China is still a relatively poor nation. Living standards are not only far below American levels, but per-capita economic output is also much lower than the levels in other East Asian nations.
Why hasn’t China caught up?
In part, it takes time for…
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When I heard about this on Mornings on the Mall (wmal.com) this morning, the eyerolls would not stop.
What does A Plague on Both Our Houses – Tablet Magazine tell us? Well, although it seem likely, we cannot be certain that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) originated from a research lab in Wuhan, China, but this much is certain. We, the citizens of the United States were paying for germ warfare research in China. First, however, let’s define a euphemism,“gain-of-function.”
If you can’t quite figure out what the term means, that is intended…
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H/T Citizen Tom
Consider what an authoritarian government looks like, Residents considering travel to China warned of forced organ harvesting (potomaclocal.com).
Falun Gong practitioners had their voices heard as they work to raise awareness of forced organ harvesting in China.
Two practitioners of Falun Gong–a religious movement founded in China in the 1990s and now banned by the country’s government, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spoke at the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday.
Forced organ harvesting by the CCP continues to be a problem in China, and Falun Gong practitioners and Uighur Muslims are the victims of the CCP’s efforts to commit genocide.
The practice has led to instances of elderly U.S. residents traveling to China to get fast-tracked organ transplants.
“The terminally ill are told if they come to China, they don’t have to wait months for an organ transplant,” said Jim Gerigosian of Catharpin. “They just don’t…
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There have been many things Joe Biden has said and done that I have not and do not agree with; this going back many years. My opposing thoughts and positions would often be adamantly extreme.
I don’t personally know Joe Biden. I do know a person’s character is developed and shaped by our experiences more than anything and to often what has been drilled into them. This of course is true of all of us. It is called learning and it is not always from positive sources but from miss guidance.
Being able to separate good from evil, bad from wrong comes from experience, what we read, what we hear, all of which we rely on to be true from the sources we choose and have been born with; from parents, grandparents, family, teachers and preachers. We trust them. Sometimes we even listen. Often times we do not. We must…
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