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France's Ban on Short-Haul Flights Will Kill People
Post Date: 2023-06-01 23:55:18 by Charles_Byrd
Too many politicians are thespians. When there's a conflictas there often isbetween appearing to solve problems and actually helping to solve those problems, politicians can almost always be counted on to put appearance over substance. Unfortunately, politicians succumb to this bias even when their theatrics make real problems worse. Consider French President Emmanuel Macron's boast last week that his government banned many flights between cities within 2.5 hours of each other by rail. Nothing today is more en vogue than climate theatrics, sometimes at the expense of realistic, helpful policies. Macron obviously relishes the opportunity to pose as a courageous hero ...
Church of Scotland loses over half its membership since 2000; age of average worshiper is 62: report
Post Date: 2023-05-25 23:56:43 by Charles_Byrd
The Church of Scotland has lost more than half of its members since the year 2000, with the average age of worship attendees being 62, according to a recently released report. The Assembly Trustees report, created in advance of the Churchs General Assembly, which is scheduled to go from May 20-25 in Edinburgh, analyzed the statistical information about the denomination. Click for Full Text!
India: Another Demonetization?
Post Date: 2023-05-23 21:51:07 by Charles_Byrd
In late 2016, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, came on TV at 8 pm to announce that most currency bills would no longer be legal tender after midnight. An individual was allowed to convert only about $30 per visit to the bank. This led to massive crowds (not lineups, because Indians dont follow the lineup system) at the banks, suffering, chaos, and deaths there were no exceptions for the sick, older people, and pregnant women. Eventually, more than 100% of the demonetized cash returned to the banks, although I know no one who didnt forget to convert some of his misplaced currency bills. What happened? Demonetization ended up laundering massive amounts of ...
Facebook hit with record $1.3B fine in European privacy case
Post Date: 2023-05-22 19:04:59 by Charles_Byrd
Facebook parent company Meta was hit with a record $1.3 billion (1.2 billion euros) fine on Monday by the European Union, which demanded the social media giant stop transferring user data to the United States. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) found Meta made a very serious infringement concerning transfers that are systematic, repetitive and continuous, EDPB Chairwoman Andrea Jelinek said in a statement announcing the fine. Click for Full Text!
Why China Can’t Pull the World Out of a New Great Depression
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:05:29 by Charles_Byrd
Over the past two decades since China was admitted into the WTO, its national industrial base has made unprecedented strides to emerge as the worlds leading economic producer in many major areas. The academic debates over whether Chinas GDP is larger than that of the USA are misplaced. GDP is largely worthless as a measure of a real economy. When measured in real physical economic production, China has left the USA and everyone else in the dust. Therefore, the future course of industrial production in China is vital to the future of the world economy. Globalization of the world economy made it so. Steel production is still the single best indicator of a growing real economy. In ...
Zelensky offended Pope with his bad choice of present — newspaper
Post Date: 2023-05-21 00:53:28 by Charles_Byrd
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who met with Pope Francis on Saturday, presented the pontiff with gifts that are offensive to Christian believers, the il Fatto Quotidiano newspaper wrote. The controversial item is an icon of Virgin Mary holding the Child Jesus, who is depicted only as a black outline. Click for Full Text!
Our Man in Tokyo
Post Date: 2023-05-21 00:34:11 by Charles_Byrd
Some audience members came up to me after a speech I gave in downtown Tokyo in late April. They were hopping mad at Rahm Emanuel, the man whom Washington sent a little over a year ago to do its business in Japan. And what does that business entail? If Emanuels April tweets are any indication, it entails interfering in internal Japanese political matters. Over a series of tweets in late April, Ambassador Emanuel shared photos of himself and the American Embassy staff heading outin full rainbow regalia, the new red, white, and blueto join the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade. The usual celebration of civilizational collapse? All in a days work for our man in Tokyo. Click ...
Don't Blame Elon Musk for Turkey's Authoritarian Twitter Censorship
Post Date: 2023-05-19 01:55:13 by Charles_Byrd
Twitter CEO Elon Musk is facing a barrage of media criticism for acquiescing to demands from the Turkish government to censor content on the site. The acts of censorship took place last week, just days before the country's presidential election; unsurprisingly, the restricted accounts had expressed criticism of autocratic Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Given that Musk has promised to make Twitter a platform for free speech indeed, his stated rationale for buying the site was to make it more protective of political expressionhis kowtowing to Erdogan has struck many commentators as hypocritical. "Elon Musk Doesn't Care About Free Speech," declared The New ...
Joe Biden snubbed back by King Charles as First Lady tucked away at back of Westminster Abbey Coronation congregation
Post Date: 2023-05-14 22:04:23 by Charles_Byrd
Joe Biden has been snubbed after his wife Jill Biden was spotted tucked away at the back of Westminster Abbey for King Charles Coronation ceremony. The First Lady, 71, was accompanied by her 23-year-old granddaughter Finnegan Biden. Click for Full Text!
Government mandates sex survey, students have brilliant response
Post Date: 2023-05-14 21:32:35 by Charles_Byrd
Tens of thousands of students across the land of Scotland are ignoring a mandated government sex survey. A report from the Christian Institute revealed the students simply refused to complete the survey on their "sex lives." Click for Full Text!
G7 Summit Statement to Target China's 'Economic Coercion' Read more: EXCLUSIVE-G7 Summit Statement to Target China's 'economic Coercion' -source | Newsmax.com
Post Date: 2023-05-12 19:50:36 by Charles_Byrd
Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries are set to issue a statement of concern about China's use of "economic coercion" in its dealings abroad when they gather next week, according to a U.S. official familiar with the discussions. The statement, a likely component of the overall communique that will be released by leaders during the May 19-21 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, is expected to be paired with a broader written proposal for how the seven advanced economies will work together to counter "economic coercion" from any country. Read more: EXCLUSIVE-G7 Summit Statement to Target China's 'economic Coercion' -source | Newsmax.com Click for Full ...
Confronting China's war on religion: Part 4
Post Date: 2023-05-11 19:44:39 by Charles_Byrd
On Thanksgiving Day, 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen, a Hong Kong priest, was convicted, along with five others, of failing to register a defunct charitable organization that tried to help pro-democracy demonstrators targeted by the regime. Ostensibly, the charges stemmed from the groups failure to submit paperwork to authorities. But Chinese people of faith and governments around the world understood the real message Beijing was sending when it arrested Fr. Zen, known as the conscience of Hong Kong, last May. The purpose of the prosecution, said U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price, was to show that Chinas government will pursue all means necessary to ...
Israel takes ‘no accountability’ for killing journalists: CPJ
Post Date: 2023-05-11 19:39:02 by Charles_Byrd
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says in a damning new report that the Israeli military has taken no accountability for its killings of at least 20 journalists, 18 of whom were Palestinian, over the past 20 years. The press freedom watchdog said it had found a pattern of the killings of journalists by [Israeli military] in its report, Deadly Pattern, published on Tuesday. Click for Full Text!
Germany Proposes Rules to Ease Legal Changes of Gender
Post Date: 2023-05-09 21:02:35 by Charles_Byrd
The German government on Tuesday presented a proposal for a law that will make it easier for people to legally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a courts authorization. Under the planned self-determination law, adults would be able to change their first name and legal gender at registry offices without further formalities. Click for Full Text!
America Becoming the Bud Light of the World Stage
Post Date: 2023-05-08 19:02:34 by Charles_Byrd
Anheuser-Buschs mistake in making ties with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney was not knowing, or at least not respecting, its market. The United States is making the same mistake on the geopolitical stage, pushing the trans and other woke agendas on a world either wholly uninterested, or actually disgusted, by what Uncle Sam is selling. And, quite predictably, America is bleeding world support the way Bud Light is customers, as our allies take their business elsewhere such as to the Chinese. Click for Full Text!
Ireland wanted public input on proposed censorship bill…Until the majority said they actually prefer free speech.
Post Date: 2023-05-05 17:17:19 by Charles_Byrd
The Irish government has decided to move forward with the Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offenses) Bill 2022, despite the fact that a majority of public consultation responses were against the proposal. The bill, which was initiated in October 2022, aims to address hate speech in the country. The public consultation, held in 2019, offered individuals the chance to express their views on the matter through either letter submissions or survey responses. Gript, a news outlet, conducted an analysis of the 3,597 submissions received during the consultation process. The results indicated that 73% of the respondents opposed the implementation of a hate ...
EU’s Vra Jourová says she’s “uncomfortable” on Twitter, wants more censorship
Post Date: 2023-04-29 03:00:52 by Charles_Byrd
Vice President of the European Commission, Vra Jourová, said that she is more and more uncomfortable on Twitter because of what she said was the rise in Russian propaganda. She added that Twitter was likely going to violate the upcoming censorship law, the Digital Services Act (DSA), once enforcement begins later this year, because of the unregulated Russian aggressive propaganda. Click for Full Text!
The Carter Center: Creating Disease While Hording Money
Post Date: 2023-04-28 07:45:59 by Charles_Byrd
The Carter Center is working throughout Africa and Asia to eradicate disease with partners: Bill & Melinda Gates, Open Society, Abbott, Prince Alwaleed of the Clinton Foundation scandal, Pfizer, CDC, USAID
The diseases they are busily eradicating seem to be gaining traction with measles cases spiking in 2019 and 2020, Cholera also spiked in 2017 and 2019 predominantly in Asia. In 2020, a new outbreak of polio in Sudan, Chad and Cameroon was linked to the oral vaccine. The same oral vaccine that was banned in the US as of 2000. Is the Carter Center and its partners causing diseases? Click for Full Text!
Brickbat: Double Dipping
Post Date: 2023-04-27 00:06:21 by Charles_Byrd
In Scotland, the ruling Scottish National Party has proposed a law that would allow local councils to charge double their normal tax rates on second homes. There are about 70,000 second homes in Scotland. Click for Full Text!
Trudeau says he 'never' forced anyone to get vaccinated, despite enforcing vax mandates
Post Date: 2023-04-26 23:33:34 by Charles_Byrd
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remarked during a Q&A Monday that he had never forc[ed] anyone to get vaccinated, despite both he and his government pushing multiple vaccine mandates during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trudeau spoke at the University of Ottawa with German President Frank- Walter Steinmeier Monday for a conversation on democracy, according to a recording of the discussion. Trudeaus talks misinformation and used COVID-19 vaccines as an example, saying that he combatted misinformation during the pandemic by never forcing vaccination but encouraging people to get vaccines. Click for Full ...
King Charles' coronation cross will include fragments believed to be from Jesus' crucifixion
Post Date: 2023-04-22 01:04:18 by Charles_Byrd
Fragments of wood believed to be from the cross Jesus was crucified on more than 2,000 years ago will be included in the cross that will lead the coronation service for King Charles III next month at Westminster Abbey. The two splinters, believed to be from the "true cross," were gifted to the monarch by Pope Francis ahead of his coronation and will form their own cross at the center of the processional cross, according to Reuters. The Church of Wales also noted on its site that the processional cross "will incorporate a relic of the True Cross," and called it a "significant ecumenical gesture." Click for Full Text!
Is Britain's city of Leicester a 'canary in the coal mine'?
Post Date: 2023-04-19 23:46:32 by Charles_Byrd
Ironic to think it could come to this, but if Leicester, England, is the "canary in the coal mine" for the future of the country's democracy, it will take a future generation of "rational thinking" wokeists, if such an animal exists, to turn things around assuming it is not too late to do so. To understand what has befallen Leicester, England's 10th-largest city, we must go back to the beginning of this century. Click for Full Text!
Brickbat: Good Golly!
Post Date: 2023-04-19 23:41:28 by Charles_Byrd
In Essex, England, a half dozen police officers raided a pub and seized 15 golly dolls. The golly, also known as golliwog, is a cartoon character created in the 19th century based on blackface minstrel characters. Click for Full Text!
US Moral Authority Is Dead and Buried
Post Date: 2023-04-18 02:16:11 by Charles_Byrd
Seven progressive Democrats from the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for the Biden administration to drop the charges against Julian Assange and cease seeking his extradition. Its a good letter as far as these things go. It lists the major press freedom advocacy groups and human rights watchdogs who have called for Assange to be released, correctly identifies the threats this case poses to press freedoms around the world, and avoids sneaking in any of the classic smears against Assange that normally work their way into high- level mainstream objections to the persecution of the WikiLeaks founder. Its an undeniably good ...
UK's largest teacher's union demands schools support drag queen story time, set up LGBT spaces
Post Date: 2023-04-16 22:57:57 by Charles_Byrd
A new motion from the largest teacher's union in the United Kingdom demands schools support drag queen story time to help create safe spaces for LGBT students. During its annual conference in Harrogate, England, last week, the National Education Union passed Motion 34, titled "Raising the aspirations of LGBT+ students in our schools." The conference highlighted what it says is an apparent lack of "LGBT+ inclusive education" and spaces for students to discuss their gender or sexuality. Click for Full Text!
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