Naughty Librarians to Face 1 Year in Prison (And Other Absurd News of the Week)

Naughty Librarians to Face 1 Year in Prison (And Other Absurd News of the Week) By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity. Which specific body parts can women expose before being sex offenders? After installing fiberglass insulation, Tilli Buchanan and her husband stripped off their shirts in the garage for safety reasons. They didn’t want to track any of the debris…

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Tech Giant Doesn’t Want Anyone to be Offended … Ever (And Other Absurd Weekly News)

Tech Giant Doesn’t Want Anyone to be Offended … Ever (And Other Absurd Weekly News) By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity. Town charges woman $60,000 as a fee to renovate her own home For 40 years Linda and Gary Cameron always dreamed of renovating their small home to accommodate more family and friends. Sadly, this dream could only be realized…

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Own a Home? You’re Responsible for California’s Wildfires (And Other Absurd Weekly News)

Own a Home? You’re Responsible for California’s Wildfires (And Other Absurd Weekly News) By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity. Professor Blames Private Property for California Wildfires A public takeover of utility companies is not enough, according to Kian Goh, Professor of Urban Development at UCLA. In order to combat California wildfires, we need to abandon “aspirations of home ownership, and…

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Congress Gives America a Special Christmas Present: Higher Taxes

Congress Gives America a Special Christmas Present: Higher Taxes By Simon Black, Sovereign Man You’ve got to hand it to these people– Congress really knows how to bring out the holiday cheer. They have some sort of pathological need to pass the most absurd legislation at the VERY END OF THE YEAR giving people very little time to react. Two years ago, for example, they passed comprehensive tax reform in late December 2017… and the new tax code went into effect only a few days later. Taxpayers had no time…

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30% Of Americans Think The Dollar Is Backed By Gold (& Other Absurdities This Week)

30% Of Americans Think The Dollar Is Backed By Gold (& Other Absurdities This Week) By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity. *  *  * Crackdown on homeschooling coming across Great Britain A few weeks ago we talked about how the Labour Party in Great Britain wants to eliminate private schools. Now, in addition to that, regional governments across Great Britain are…

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Three Things You Didn’t Know About The Crash of 1929

Three Things You Didn’t Know About The Crash of 1929 By Simon Black, Sovereign Man October 28, 1929– 90 years ago today– is known as ‘Black Monday’ in financial circles. The US stock market had peaked the previous month, on September 3, 1929, with the Dow Jones stock index reaching a record high of 381. But throughout September and October, nervous investors began pulling their money out of the market. And over a three-day period in late October (including Black Monday), the market lost more than 30% of its value.…

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Four Lessons From The Biggest Riots In Decades

Four Lessons From The Biggest Riots In Decades By Simon Black, Sovereign Man If you’re been following the news, you might have seen reports about civil unrest in Chile– the worst in decades. I lived in Chile for more than seven years before moving to Puerto Rico; I still have business interests there, along with hundreds of employees (both foreign and local), many of whom I’ve been speaking to over the last few days. First things first, Chile is ordinarily a quiet, stable, peaceful country. The last time Chile went…

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You Can Now be Fined $250,000 in New York City for Saying this Phrase — And Other Absurd Weekly News

You Can Now be Fined $250,000 in New York City for Saying this Phrase — And Other Absurd Weekly News By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty and finances. New York City starts banning words You can now be fined $250,000 in New York City for using the term “illegal alien” in a negative way according to new guidance from the City’s Commission on Human Rights.…

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This Law Allows Hospitals To Kidnap You For Profit

This Law Allows Hospitals To Kidnap You For Profit By Simon Black, Sovereign Man An 89-year-old man named Robert Allen was feeling depressed after Christmas. He went to the emergency room, and told the doctor that he had thoughts of hurting himself. Using his powers under the Baker Act, the doctor sent Robert to a mental health facility called North Tampa Behavioral. Florida’s Baker Act allows doctors, police, or judges to involuntarily commit patients to psychiatric hospitals for up to 72 hours if they show signs that they may hurt…

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Swedish Man Fined $2,000 for Someone Else’s “Hate Speech” — And Other Weekly News from the Twilight Zone

Swedish Man Fined $2,000 for Someone Else’s “Hate Speech” — And Other Weekly News from the Twilight Zone By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Happy Friday everyone. I’m en route to Las Vegas today where we begin a wonderful weekend gathering with our Total Access members. But I wanted to send you this quick roll-up of the most outrageous (and comical) stories we’re following which affect your liberty and finances. Let the absurdity begin! Swedish man fined $2,000 for someone else’s “hate speech” There’s a Swedish Facebook group known as “Stand up for…

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