Lunatic Fringe, I Know You’re Out There: Title IX Edition

Wendy McElroy in Mises Wire: https://mises.org/wire/title-ix-will-become-vehicle-more-injustice President Joe Biden vowed to put a “quick end” to the Trump administration’s Title IX regulations and return to Obama-era ones at universities. If this happens, the sexual misconduct hearings will be deeply impacted. These “trials” judge whether those accused of sexual misconduct are innocent or guilty. The Obama-era hearings expressedContinue reading “Lunatic Fringe, I Know You’re Out There: Title IX Edition”

The Thirty Tyrants

“Who controls the past, controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell, “1984” Lee Smith, “The Thirty Tyrants”: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-thirty-tyrants In Chapter 5 of The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli describes three options for how a conquering power might best treat those it has defeated in war. The first is to ruin them; the secondContinue reading “The Thirty Tyrants”

Government of the Swamp, by the Swamp, for the Swamp, Shall Not Perish From the Earth.

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. Benjamin Disraeli Patricia McCarthy wrote an interesting piece in American Thinker that is absolutely spot-on: Here’s the link: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/liz_cheneys_and_the_rinos_betrayal.html And here’s Patricia: Well, now we know for sure that the bulk ofContinue reading “Government of the Swamp, by the Swamp, for the Swamp, Shall Not Perish From the Earth.”

Car Wreck

Jill Mislinski: https://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/2021/02/04/vehicle-sales-per-capita-as-of-december-2020 The latest data point is the December count published by the BEA in their monthly Auto and Truck Seasonal Adjustment report, which shows a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 16.3 million units, which is a 4.0% decrease from the previous month’s figure from the BEA. The first chart shows the series since 2007, which illustratesContinue reading “Car Wreck”

CoVid Viral Load: What is Truth?

From Off-Guardian: In a request for a study which shows complete isolation and purification of the particles claimed to be SARS-CoV-2, Michael Laue from one of the world’s most important representatives of the COVID-19 “panicdemic,” the German Robert Koch Institute (RKI), answered that[1]: I am not aware of a paper which purified isolated SARS-CoV-2. ThisContinue reading “CoVid Viral Load: What is Truth?”

Climate Change – Solar Minimum Edition

Arctic air is set to hamer North America from the midwest to the northeast. The temperature anomalies are expected to drive temperatures some 20C below winter average, piling onto the declining climate temperature trends observed in recent months. Unprecdented amounts of snow is also expected. The weakened solar cycle translates to disrupted jet streams, revertingContinue reading “Climate Change – Solar Minimum Edition”

Long Acme

From EvilSpeculator: https://evilspeculator.com/long-acme/ Social media giants have been channeling their inner Wile E. Coyote over the past few days for rather obvious reasons you are most likely aware of but which clearly fall outside the context of what we do and worry about here at Evil Speculator. Again, there is a myriad of places thatContinue reading “Long Acme”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Wall Street

Per Slope of Hope: https://slopeofhope.com/2021/02/a-funny-thing-happened-on-the-way-to-wall-street.html#more-193031 Originally published by friend-of-Slope MoleCool, AKA EvilSpeculator: So a funny thing happened on the way to Wall Street last week. A rabid rabble of Robinhood retail rats on Reddit took advantage of a perceived market inefficiency in Gamestop (GME) and decided it would be a fun idea to drive up the stock and in theContinue reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Wall Street”

Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Per Epoch Times: Newly released FBI background check data from January shows Americans are buying guns at a “blistering pace,” a firearms expert said. “That’s undoubtedly connected to President Joe Biden’s plans to attack the firearm industry by undoing and rewriting regulations and executive actions to target the firearm industry,” Mark Olivia, director of public affairs at the NationalContinue reading “Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money”