By Daniel Greenfield

Prime Minister Thatcher once famously observed that socialists “always run out of other people’s money.” But what actually happens when socialism runs out of money?

Venezuela, a once wealthy nation with black gold coming out of the ground, is a test case.

The socialist regime ran out of other people’s money, and then out of money, years ago. The government met protests by its starving population with a 40% minimum wage hike. That’s the usual socialist solution to what leftists call ‘income inequality’. The problem is that 40% of nothing is still zero.

The “Strong Bolivar” introduced by former dictator Hugo Chavez, who died of an overdose of Cuba’s socialist medicine, leads the world in one economic category: a 3,000% inflation rate. Currently a dollar will buy you 111,413.23 bolivars. Wait a while and there will be a better bargain in bolivars because economists are forecasting a 30,000% inflation rate. In Venezuela, even the poorest American can become a millionaire in bolivars. The only question is why would anyone actually want bolivars?


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Forest for the Trees

Forest for the Trees.

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2017 Was Second Best Year Ever for Gun Sales


When Trump won the election, most people believed that the Obama inspired boom in gun sales was over. Early gun sales statistics in 2017 seemed to support that theory. Now the final numbers are in and it turns out early speculation was incorrect. 2017 was a fantastic year for gun sales.

Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:

2017 gun sales surprise: Second best ever, 25 million, more ‘socially acceptable’

The long predicted crash of the gun market following President Trump’s election victory over gun-banner Hillary Rodham Clinton never showed up and 2017 became the second highest year of sales after 2016, the FBI reported Wednesday.

According to the agency, there were 25,235,215 gun background checks conducted in 2017, and many in the industry say the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is the best gauge of sales.

Only 2016 was better since the system began in 1998. More than 27.5 million background checks were recorded last year.

The year of gun sales surprised many especially in May and August when monthly sales records were set. December was the top month with 2,586,138 checks taking place.

Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms has more on this:


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Italy: Muslim migrant tries to rape woman in labor in Rome hospital

“The defense team is calling for a psychiatrist’s report.”

Of course, because what else could he be but crazy, right? Well, a hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4.54.460).

There are no excuses allowed for any reason: “By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle” (Ibn Majah 1854).


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Straight Line Logic’s New Cryptocurrency! by Robert Gore


It’s never too late to join the most stupendous trend of a generation, still in its infancy. Straight Line Logic announces the issuance of the Bobcoin, a Cryptocurrency that will use Blockchain Technology! Yes, that’s right, a Cryptocurrency that will use Blockchain Technology!


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Charlotte Airport Sets New Record: For The Number Of Guns Confiscated

Charlotte Airport, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, has earned the Tar Heel State another record. Not only is North Carolina the location of the first successful powered flight by a human, but 2017 witnessed a record number of guns being found by the Transport Security Administration (TSA).

Over 60 guns have been found by TSA officials at Charlotte Airport in 2017, compared with the 54 found in 2016, and the 42 found in 2015. One man was stopped with a Glock 42 in a pocket holster. Clearly a fan of concealed carry, he didn’t account for the metal detectors.

On one Tuesday in November, a loaded .45 was found in one man’s shoulder bag in the morning, and later the same day another a loaded 9mm was found in another person’s bag. Both men were questioned by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers, who confiscated the guns and cited each individual on a state weapons charge.

Police don’t believe the incidents were related. Both men claimed to have forgotten they were carrying loaded guns. TSA’s North Carolina Federal Security Director Kevin Frederick said of the incident: “If someone owns a firearm, they should know where it is at all times, the TSA officers here at Charlotte are good at their jobs, as evidenced by these gun catches. However, we would rather that people pack their guns properly for travel or leave them home.”

Charlotte’s dubious accolade proves that North Carolina has a strong culture of people using their Second Amendment rights, surely proven by the passing in June of an omnibus gun rights bill that would ease concealed handgun laws.

According to recent surveys, the Tar Heel State has a gun ownership rate of 28.7 percent, just a fraction below the national average, but a long way behind the 61.7 percent of Alaskans who own firearms.

Carolinians shouldn’t be too proud of their newest record, however, as guns have been banned on planes ever since the Gun Control Act of 1968, long before most of us first flew. The two men who had “forgotten” they were carrying loaded guns should be much more mindful of what they’re carrying, as airport security is extremely tight these days, and those breaking the rules can lose their items, face civil penalties, and even criminal charges for bringing the wrong stuff onto a plane.

Gun ownership has skyrocketed since the late 1980s, now open to nearly anyone in the US. Baring outright felons, almost any American adult can own a gun, regardless of their credit history. This cultural change has brought about the changes in TSA regulation.

Current TSA guidelines allow the transportation of unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container which keeps the firearm completely secure as checked baggage only. Customers must declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter.

Individuals who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA of up to $12,000.


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December Jobs Miss Huge At Only 148K; Hourly Earnings In Line


Well, so much for that 200K+ whisper number for December payrolls, and it appears that Goldman’s warning that winter storms in the last month of the year would depress jobs was spot on after moments ago the BLS reported that December payrolls tumbled from an upward revised 252K in November (from 228K) to only 148K, a 3-sigma miss to expectations of 190K, and the lowest print since July.


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Shocking! DNC Publicly Endorses ANTIFA!

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A Green Tsunami?

I cannot argue with results: the stock market continues to set new records daily. Forget that the underlying facts concerning our economy and government have not changed. Forget the P/E ratios. Forget common sense.

One day, reality will set in and someone will have to pay the piper. Until that day, America’s exuberance will not be trumped.

David DeGerolamo

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Murder By Cop

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By Imperial Decree, by Robert Gore

A dangerous expansion of presidential power has gone virtually unnoticed.

Trump’s supporters can’t believe their man’s primary motivation is acquiring power. Trump’s enemies, other than Senator Feinstein, can’t believe how good he is at it. Neither side will recognize the real danger until it’s too late. Legions of worrywarts fret that an erratic, captured Trump will go off half-cocked and press a nuclear button or do something else almost as stupidly devastating. What should worry them are the precise calculations and bloodless strategies of the most ruthlessly Machiavellian president since Franklin D. Roosevelt as he further consolidates and extends his power. Given present jurisprudence, nothing in the Constitution stands in his way.

So Deep It’s Sunk,” SLL, 9/3/17

Exhibit One would be President Trump’s Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption, dated December 20, 2017. Within various executive orders issued by Trump’s predecessors, there are provisions that would scare the daylights out of any civil libertarian who had the time and intestinal fortitude to go through them. Trump has now added to this dubious pile.


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Change of Variables …

“In mathematics, a change of variables is a basic technique used to simplify problems in which the original variables are replaced with functions of other variables. The intent is that when expressed in new variables, the problem may become simpler, or equivalent to a better understood problem.”  Wikipedia

Lets observe how this technique can be applied to a contemporary political problem.  First we review the problem as stated with its’ original variables:

Top Democrat Activist Sarsour: You Have No Right to Tell Us We Can’t Kill Jews

Top Democrat activist Linda Sarsour took to Facebook recently to defend a Muslim’s right to kill Jews.

Nobody gets to tell an occupied people how to respond to their own oppression and the continued stripping of their humanity, agency and land whether they are Palestinians or not. Nobody. Oppressed people determine how, when and where to resist. 

Source:  The Gateway Pundit

OK, now lets perform the change / substitution of variables:

Defender of Individual Liberty (your name here): You Have No Right to Tell Us We Can’t Kill Democrats / Progressives / Communists

(your name here) took to Facebook recently to defend a Patriot’s right to kill Democrats / Progressives / Communists.

Nobody gets to tell an occupied people how to respond to their own oppression and the continued stripping of their humanity, agency and land whether they are (insert minority name) or not. Nobody. Oppressed people determine how, when and where to resist.

Ah … much clearer.  It is self evident, by the logic of Democrats through the words of their own darling … 

Members of an oppressed minority in this country, those who aspire to recover their Sovereignty and live in Rightful Liberty, are justified in using any means necessary to depose the ruling class and collectivist state established by progressives of both political parties.

Much clearer …

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Is the Deep State Becoming a House of Cards?

I have been following the Q Anon thread without comment for six weeks. My silence has been based on the simple premise that if it is too good to be true, it usually is not true. I also want to believe that it is true; this is a bad combination. Five thousand sealed indictments issued in November is a fact. The executive order issued on 12/21/17 is a fact. The list of names issued by the US Treasury is a fact.

I believe the silence of the media and the “loyal opposition” is due to their complicity in this matter (otherwise known as treason). Today’s resignation of McCabe is unconfirmed: the Washington Post has the same reputation as the New York Times. I would rather see McCabe in orange.

David DeGerolamo


FBI Deputy Director McCabe “Retiring” After “Trump Insurance Policy” Debacle

But whichever it was, The Washington Post reports, according to people familiar with the matter, McCabe plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits.

As a reminder, McCabe was former director James B. Comey’s right-hand man, a position that involved him in most of the FBI’s actions that vex President Trump as well as the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, a matter that still riles Democrats.

McCabe won’t become eligible for his full pension until early March. People close to him say he plans to retire as soon as he hits that mark.


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As Good as it Gets, by Robert Gore

What a difference eleven months make.

Shortly after Donald Trump was inaugurated he fired Michael Flynn.

What’s become the conventional subtext is that the intelligence agencies have launched a “soft coup” against Trump, he has been significantly weakened, and the Deep State has scored a major victory.

Plot Holes,” SLL, 2/26/17

Rejecting that subtext, SLL developed in “Plot Holes” and later articles a series of interrelated hypotheses. We posited that Trump was smarter and the Deep State weaker and more incompetent than generally reckoned. Also, that the Deep State’s animus towards Trump was based chiefly on fear of exposure and prosecution for its long history of corruption and criminality, not policy differences, notably concerning Russia. Finally, we suggested Trump is chiefly motivated by a drive for power. These hypotheses yielded testable predictions.

As predicted, the Russiagate investigation, based as it is on nothing, is now recognized as a monumental blunder. It forced the Deep State into the open and revealed its prosecutorial forbearance towards Hillary Clinton, its effort to help her and hinder Trump during the election, and its attempt to depose Trump afterwards. The FBI has been exposed as the antithesis of a concept implied by the word investigation: impartiality. Holdovers from the Obama Justice Department have been compromised.


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