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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The Gov’t Gave Her Son a Sex Change Without Parental Consent, And Other Weekly News from The Twilight Zone

The Gov’t Gave Her Son a Sex Change Without Parental Consent, And Other Weekly News from The Twilight Zone By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Welcome to our Friday roll up, where we highlight the most interesting, absurd, and concerning stories we are following this week. Can’t sue cop for breaking domestic violence victim’s bones It all started when a boyfriend playfully tried to push his girlfriend into the pool. Most people would see that as harmless horsing around. But one lady saw domestic violence. So she called the police. Police…

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The Federal Government Sold Your Social Security Number for FIVE Dollars

The Federal Government Sold Your Social Security Number for FIVE Dollars By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Welcome to our Friday roll up, where we highlight the most absurd and concerning stories we are following this week. Equifax fined $700 million… for 147 million person data breach Do you remember back in 2017 when Equifax (the giant consumer credit agency) admitted that it had been breached? Hackers broke into Equifax’s databases and stole personal and financial records of 147 million people. And we’re talking EVERYTHING– names, addresses, Social Security Numbers… all the…

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4 Insane Data Privacy Scandals, Just From This Month

4 Insane Data Privacy Scandals, Just From This Month By Simon Black, Sovereign Man For this Friday’s roll-up of bizarre and disturbing stories from around the world, we found ourselves zeroing-in on some ridiculous data privacy violations. Soccer app spies on fans The Spanish soccer (sigh, OK– football) league, known by fans around the world simply as La Liga, knew that most pubs across Europe showing its matches weren’t paying for the subscription. La Liga was sick of losing out on royalties from the pirated video streams. So they turned their…

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Five Years in Prison for Offending Someone Online (And Other News From The Twilight Zone)

Five Years in Prison for Offending Someone Online (And Other News From The Twilight Zone) By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Let the weekly absurdity begin! New SAT scoring will combat Asian privilege The infamous SAT has been used since 1926 as a sort of university entrance exam to objectively test high school students’ scholastic aptitude. Until now. Test administrators announced plans this week to include an ‘adversity score’ for every student taking the SAT. This score will excuse poor test results if the student lives in a high crime neighborhood,…

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