Old News

Are people not aware of Adam Schiff actively soliciting dirt on a political opponent from Russians or something? I thought this was very old news.

It’s actually doing as opposed to saying something about a hypothetical future situation.

Tucker Reports on the Bakery

Tucker is finally covering the legal battle between Oberlin and the bakery it tried to ruin.

I’d really love to hear what the defenders of Oberlin’s actions in this case believe. They’ve got to have a narrative to justify its actions. The dean who openly said she wanted to unleash students on the small business, she’s got to have a narrative.

If anybody has links, I’d love to see them. It’s always good to hear both sides.

Another Dead Child

Authorities say the body of a seven-year-old child believed to be from India has been found near the Arizona-Mexico border. The remains of the little girl were discovered Wednesday morning by Border Patrol agents about 17 miles west of Lukeville.

But the crowd that wails about “babies in cages” won’t give a crap because this dead child isn’t useful to them.

Unfair Fairness

This is one of the things I absolutely detest on our side:

The first night’s debate will feature Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. (D-NJ), Julián Castro, former housing secretary in the Obama administration, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, former representative from Maryland, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Beto O’Rourke, former representative from Texas, and Tim Ryan, representative from Ohio.

Warren absolutely deserves to be included with Bernie, Biden, Harris, and Buttigieg instead of these no-name, no-chance-in-hell characters. I don’t support her but she’s s real candidate with a real following and improving numbers.

I detest the very idea of a random draw. I hate this fake equality. On no planet is Warren equal as a candidate to de Blasio, Delaney, and Castro. She has an actual chance and should debate with other candidates who have a chance.

Good News

Billionaires Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov used to own Privatbank — the largest bank in Ukraine — and now they are being sued for using it for a decade to launder more than $470b (through its Cyprus subsidiary) ($470b is more than double the GDP of Cyprus over the same period). The bank’s new owners are suing Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov for violating Ohio and Delaware racketeering laws.

Yes! I know nobody here cares but I do. I hate these m-fuckers with a blistering passion. Kolomoisky, by the way, is the guy who installed the current president of Ukraine.

Crazy in the UK

Ads featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” which are likely to cause offence will be banned in Britain from Friday under new rules that could have a major impact on the industry. The ban by the Advertising Standards Authority would cover, for example, a woman failing to park a car, a man struggling to change a nappy or girls being less academic than boys. The ban will not include some stereotypical scenarios that are judged not to cause as much offence in ads, such as a woman cleaning or a man doing DIY tasks.

Notice that nobody cares about our privacy being invaded in most egregious ways to tailor ads for us. No, the greatest problems with ads is that they are”harmful,” and not the way we are dispossessed of privacy to push them on us.

This is a very primitive distraction tactic.

A New Constitution

As I read Shoshana Zuboff, I keep thinking this. At the time when the nation-state was born, the US Constitution was created to regulate the relationship between the people and the state. But now the state is outsourcing, ceding and losing the powers that the Constitution regulated to private entities. Don’t we need a new constitution that would prevent the abuses of power by those who now hold it?

“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech” is one of the greatest ideas humanity has come up with. And it’s still crucial. But freedom of speech is being increasingly abridged by entities that didn’t exist in the 18th century. And it’s being abridged in ways no state could have dreamt of. And it’s just the beginning. We will be censored, invaded and controlled more and more as technology improves.

I think we need a new constitution. A new contract between the people and what is shaping up to be the new government. I think we need new libertarians who are bothered by the encroachments on our freedom by these new governing bodies. Obviously, we shouldn’t forget about the coercive power of the state. But let’s start noticing the other coercive power that’s on the rise.

It makes sense to come up with the social contract at the beginning of the process because that’s when you still get to have input. The Founding Fathers didn’t say, hey, let’s hang around for a century, see how it all shakes out and then decide what the rules should be. If you don’t define the rules at the beginning of the game, you’ll find out that they kind of shape up without your input.