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Empire of the Damned

At the start of the French revolution, the propaganda went on about the brotherhood of man, liberty from tyrants, and from political repression. It soon transpired that it was Madame Guillotine that was liberating the masses from their drudgery and oppression. At one point during the revolution, after […]

OUT OF AFRICA

A record 1,900 African illegal immigrants have trekked to the U.S. this year, 500 of them just since May 30 have been detained at the US border. International asylum laws and US immigration law requires asylum seekers to request asylum in the first country into which they set […]

TYRANTS AND WITCH DOCTORS

HOW RELIGION AND TYRANNY HELPS KILL TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT AND CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLICANISM…. A BRIEF TIMELINE OF TECHNOLOGY, ADVANCEMENT, OPPRESSION AND THE DELIBERATE RETARDATION OF GROWTH AND SUPPRESSION OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM BY THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE BETWEEN “WITCH DOCTORS AND TYRANTS”….  Thales:  (500 BC): Discovered static electricity Pythagoras (500 BC):  Mathematical and […]

THE REV

  Stopping in at “21” in Midtown NYC for an ice-cold martini with some associates and friends today, I noticed that a bronze, memorial plaque for my dearly-departed friend, the Rev. Lorenzo Robinson, was finally up in the men’s room.  It’s a nice memorial for a giant of […]

ERASED

  Everyone, including me, is doing tributes to stars we’ve “lost”:  Dr. John, Tim Conway, Anthony Bourdain, Greg Allman, Butch Trucks, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lewis, Chris Cornell and others…but what about all of those perfect, innocent little souls who left this planet without a wimper, without even a […]

THE CARROT AND THE STICK

Let’s say hypothetically you’re living under the risk of political or religious oppression under a dictatorial or statist, militaristic, government, like Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala, and let’s say you “escape” and make it safely into nearby Mexico. At that point, aren’t you safe? If not, why not?   […]

March Retail Forecast: Firing on All Cylinders

Retail sales set a record during 2018. We have seen record non-seasonally adjusted retail sales during January and February of 2019. March is normally a strong month for retail sales due to the Spring Housing Market. Expect non-seaosnlly adjusted retail sales growth in all sectors month to month and march to March. The seasonally adjusted sales may have one of two slower sales levels March to March.