The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • May 24 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

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The Stakes Are High This Year

Tue, 2022-05-17 13:48 +0000

Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange:  The Politics of Sound Money: What’s at Stake

An occasional critic will ask that we “stick to our lane” and limit commentary to metals and the markets. They would prefer we avoided politics. When it comes to gold and silver, that is easier said than done.

There is no separating the metals markets from the world affairs motivating people to buy physical bullion.

Good luck to a market commentator who sets out to explain the price action over the last few weeks without acknowledging the larger, unnatural forces at work. Rampant cheating, regulatory capture, and algorithmic trading have all but divorced market prices from fundamentals such as supply and demand.

Gold and silver have a very long history as honest money. And money is one of the central battlefields in the ideological war between globalist elites and those seeking limited government and personal liberty.

The globalists are preparing to roll out Central Bank Digital Currencies. If they can convince people to adopt this next evolution of fiat money, they will attain a level of information and control that prior generations of central bankers only dreamt of.

The alternative to a crooked and failing monetary system is a currency which is unprintable and beyond the control of socialists and sociopaths. Gold and silver are central to an honest money system.

Last Tuesday, West Virginia Republicans delivered an overwhelming victory to pro-sound money candidate Alex Mooney in his primary battle to retain his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sound money advocate
Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) trounced a
left-leaning Republican last week.

Representative Mooney is one of the leading voices in Congress for auditing the Federal Reserve and restraining its powers. And he has put forth legislation that would repeal discriminatory capital gains taxes on gold and silver bullion as well as comprehensively audit America’s gold for the first time in 70 years.

Our company’s leadership, like the vast majority of our clientele, has chosen a side. We are committed to sound money principles that include limited government and personal liberty.

Money Metals is located in Idaho. In “red” states, such as Idaho, the primary election is where the real choices are made.

Tomorrow a small minority of Idahoans will vote in the state primary along with voters in four other states. And many other state primaries lie just ahead.

The stakes are particularly high this year. Most Americans can feel it, but they won’t bother to vote in their primary.

We hope goldbugs will be an exception. If we don’t seize this opportunity to elect leadership with values matching our own, there may not be another.

Clint Siegner is a Director at Money Metals Exchange, a precious metals dealer recently named "Best in the USA" by an independent global ratings group. A graduate of Linfield College in Oregon, Siegner puts his experience in business management along with his passion for personal liberty, limited government, and honest money into the development of Money Metals' brand and reach. This includes writing extensively on the bullion markets and their intersection with policy and world affairs.

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Kuster Says Abortions are Good for the Economy

Fri, 2022-05-13 15:10 +0000

NH Journal:  Kuster: Abortion Is Good Economics

Kuster also argued that abortions are good for the economy.

“This has an economic impact, a dramatic economic impact. Forced pregnancy — government-mandated pregnancy — means that people will not be able to pursue their education. They won’t be able to pursue their career path. Pregnancy is expensive! Raising children is expensive.”

“Most abortions are families who may already have children and can’t afford more children,” Kuster added.

New Hampshire law allows unrestricted abortions for the first six months of pregnancy but bans late-term abortions except in extremely narrow circumstances. Polls show most voters support New Hampshire’s approach.

Asked about her plans to address the 40-year high inflation numbers that continue to hit consumers, Kuster turned the interview back to abortion.

“These two issues are related. This is coming at a time when families can’t afford to have another baby, or they’re struggling to pay the cost to take care of their own families.”

Some Democrats find the economic analysis of abortion disturbing.

“Instead of voting on this radical legislation that goes beyond Roe v. Wade, we need to be supporting pregnant women so they have the resources to deliver to full-term and raise their children,” said Jess Meeth, communications director for Democrats For Life America (DFLA). “Women deserve real choice, real support, and real resources to carry and raise children.”

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No Shit, Sherlock

Thu, 2022-05-12 23:23 +0000

Washington Times:  DIA: Intel suggests COVID virus was lab-engineered

Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, revealed in prepared Senate testimony this week that some U.S. intelligence agencies — not identified by name — believe the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic may have been genetically modified in a laboratory and not transmitted naturally from an animal host in China, where it was first identified.

Limited and fragmentary information on the virus origin led to multiple theories on the virus origin among the 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, he said. Despite the uncertainty, all agencies claim the virus known as SARS-CoV-2 was not developed as a biological weapon.

News flash:  It was a biological weapon aimed at people of all countries to support and sell the concept of vaccination passports.

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Fox is Not Your Friend

Thu, 2022-05-12 15:18 +0000
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Election 2020

Tue, 2022-05-10 15:12 +0000
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This Week's Favorites

Mon, 2022-05-09 16:00 +0000

Power Line:  Protest Everything Edition

 

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For Midterms Dems Focus on Culture War Rather Than Issues

Thu, 2022-05-05 13:48 +0000

Mark Wauck, Meaning in History:  The Culture War Is Alive And Well

On the GOP end of the political spectrum, the wild success of Ron DeSantis—following on the wild success of Glenn Youngkin in VA—seems a clear indication that the culture wars will be front and center. Just as clear an indication is Trump’s continuing and overwhelming success in getting his selections elected in GOP primaries. Never mind the quality of some of his endorsements. The point is that Trump, the leader of populism in America, is showing that he owns the New Right and that the New Right continues to be the ticket for GOP electoral success.

In all this we see that cultural issues are combined with class differences, as well. The Dems are increasingly identified not only with cultural issues but those cultural issues are being recognized by Americans as the expression of class differences, as well. The aberrosexual issues that Dems are trying to foist on Blacks, Hispanics, and suburban moms are now seen to be part and parcel with the upper class of urban Whites. What happened in VA, and is happening increasingly across the country, is that people—like suburban moms—who may have once aspired to become part of the genteel urban Upper Class are having second thoughts. They are no longer certain that the class that controls the Dem party and despises their lifestyle is their kind of people, or that they want to entrust their children to them. Identifying themselves as the class that is willing to trash even the most cherished American institutions in their quest for power may also prove to be a losing card for Dems. Americans remain, in many ways, a people that is bound to tradition.

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Inflation is Worse Than They Say

Thu, 2022-05-05 13:39 +0000

Samuel Gregg, Common Sense:  'That Doesn’t Feel Like $150 Worth of Groceries'

In 2011, the last time inflation was on the rise, the then-president of the New York Federal Reserve, William Dudley, ventured into a working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, to give a speech explaining why inflation wasn’t a big deal. Finding that he wasn’t making an impact, Dudley famously picked up an iPad 2 and told his audience, “Today you can buy an iPad 2 that costs the same as an iPad 1 that is twice as powerful.”

“I can’t eat an iPad!” someone in the audience shouted back.

I was reminded of this story recently while standing in the checkout line of my local grocery store. An elderly neighbor standing in front of me saw the total price of her purchases flash up on the screen. For a moment, her eyes registered shock. Then I heard her mutter, “That sure doesn’t feel like $150 worth of groceries.”

What my neighbor was sensing was the general increase in the price of goods and services and an associated decline in her money’s purchasing power. That’s the essence of inflation. 

I didn’t have the heart to tell her that a bag of groceries isn’t included in what’s called the “core inflation” measurement. 

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GOP Assists the Georgia Election Fraud Coverup

Wed, 2022-05-04 21:47 +0000
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Judge: "Will you come back for the other 1,500 documents?" Prosecutor: "Not at this trial."

Wed, 2022-05-04 21:23 +0000

Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner:  Durham convinces judge to review concealed documents in Clinton privilege battle

Judge Christopher Cooper said Wednesday he would grant the government’s motion, arguing he did not believe it was breaking attorney-client privilege for him to review the records in dispute in an “in camera” setting, away from the public and the press.

British ex-spy Christopher Steele created a dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump after being hired by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was itself hired by the Perkins Coie law firm and Marc Elias, the general counsel for Clinton’s campaign.

The judge repeatedly pointed to the difference between hiring a firm to do “fact-checking” versus hiring it to do “opposition research.”

Hillary for America, the DNC, and Perkins argue claims of attorney-client privilege should keep the records concealed and claim Fusion simply provided them legal services.

Durham is insisting those groups played a coordinated role in pushing false collusion claims.

The judge said he didn't doubt Elias’s claims about Fusion being hired to provide legal advice but said that didn’t mean everything Fusion did in 2016 is covered by privilege. The judge said he would review the Joffe records too.

It remains to be seen how the judge will rule on the privilege claims after taking a look at the Alfa Bank-related documents. Thirty are internal Fusion emails, and eight relate to Joffe and Fusion.

Clinton’s 2016 campaign and Fusion united in court on Wednesday.

Fusion’s lawyer said the firm asserted privilege over 1,500 documents, adding it also “produced hundreds of documents.” Fusion said the Clinton campaign, DNC, and Perkins had made “judgment calls” on what was privileged.

The judge asked Durham prosecutor Jonathan Algor whether Durham would come back for the other 1,500 documents if the judge ended up agreeing with the prosecution about these 38 records. Algor said “not for this trial” but left the door open for the future, saying that “Your Honor’s decision is important” for the investigation.

Algor told the judge the Clinton campaign and Fusion wrongly "advanced a very broad and novel theory” of attorney-client privilege that “opposition research” is “somehow protected.” He pointed to Fusion emails that have been released and said “nothing shows” any of that related to “legal advice.”

Algor stressed the opposition research was pushed to the FBI, Congress, and the media.

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There Are Still Enough Americans

Wed, 2022-05-04 18:29 +0000

Dear Rest Of America:  Why Censorship Further Divides America, and How Young People Are Protecting the First Amendment

The framework of America and its ideals, given to us by the Founding Fathers, continues to stand against every un-Constitutional blow because there are still enough people in America who are willing to live by those ideals—even if they’re not fully aware of it.

Originally from New Zealand, millennial Hamish McKenzie co-founded Substack in 2017. The online newsletter platform is pretty hands-off around content moderation. Consequently, the site has hosted writers such as retired tech entrepreneur Steve Kirsch, who has shared and discussed a wealth of statistical and medical data relating to the efficacy and safety of the post-lockdown injections while banned elsewhere on the Internet.

Another millennial, Andrew Torba, is an entrepreneur in northeastern Pennsylvania. As a conservative and Christian, he launched the social media website Gab.com in 2016 after leaving Silicon Valley. Torba and his team have worked to keep Gab online despite being de-platformed from payment processors and mobile app stores in response to the company’s firm stance on free speech. Consequently, the likes of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was banned on Twitter earlier this year, can use Gab to share her message with potentially millions of users.

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(Former) Computer Repair Shop Owner Files Multi-Million Dollar Law Suit

Wed, 2022-05-04 12:58 +0000

Miranda Devine, New York Post:  Repairman who revealed Hunter Biden laptop sues Schiff, CNN, Politico and The Daily Beast

The Delaware computer repairman who blew the whistle on Hunter Biden’s laptop — filed a multi-million-dollar defamation suit Tuesday against Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, CNN, The Daily Beast and Politico, saying they falsely accused him of peddling Russian disinformation.

The former shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, decided to fight back after losing his business and being harassed for 18 months by Big Tech, the media and Delaware locals in President Biden’s home state.

“After fighting to reveal the truth, all I want now is for the rest of the country to know that there was a collective and orchestrated effort by social and mainstream media to block a real story with real consequences for the nation,” the 45-year-old Mac Isaac told The Post.

“This was collusion led by 51 former pillars in the intelligence community and backed by words and actions of a politically motivated DOJ and FBI,” he continued. “I want this lawsuit to reveal that collusion and more importantly, who gave the marching orders.”

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Progressives Make History — First Leak Ever from the Supreme Court

Tue, 2022-05-03 09:19 +0000

Just the News:  Supreme Court abortion leak latest in series of institutional betrayals

On Monday, Politico published a purported draft of the majority opinion from the Supreme Court that suggests the court voted to overturn the landmark abortion precedent Roe v. Wade. This would be the first-ever major leak from the Supreme Court.

Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Hannity on Monday night that he thinks that the opinion was leaked by someone seeking to change the case's outcome.

"I strongly oppose overruling Roe vs. Wade after 50 years, but I think it will be overruled," he said, adding that he was "less skeptical" of the opinion than host Sean Hannity.

"I have a theory, and it's only a theory," said Dershowitz. "I think this was leaked by a liberal law clerk who was trying to change the outcome of the case, either by putting pressure on some of the justices to change their mind, or by getting Congress to pack the court even before June, which is very unlikely, or to get Congress to pass a national right-to-abortion law, which would apply to all the states, and that would have to come to the Supreme Court to see whether that could be upheld under the Commerce Clause.

"But I think this is real, and ... my theory is that it was leaked by somebody who wants to change the outcome," the liberal attorney said. "Look, I've been watching Supreme Court for 55 years. And this has all the hallmarks of reality and it does not have the hallmark of a decision that's likely to be changed. Maybe Chief Justice Roberts will go with the minority, but I think they seem to have five votes at this point to overrule Roe vs. Wade."

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Spin, Strangeness, and Charm:  Breaking: leaked draft SCOTUS opinion overturning Roe vs. Wade

ADDENDUM: FB friend “Martian” argues that the leak is an attempt to sway Roberts, to ensure it’s a 5-4 and not a 6-3 ruling. Yeah, that holds water, I think.

ADDENDUM 2: the usual suspects (even Anna Ahronheim of the JPost) are bleating about how “men should not tell women what to do with their bodies”. You’d think the ruling would prohibit abortion while it does nothing of the sort: it merely says it is a matter of the states, not the federal government.

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One and Only One Option

Mon, 2022-05-02 17:11 +0000

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Thread: Burner Phones and True the Vote Mule Tracking

Sun, 2022-05-01 20:06 +0000
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This Week's Favorites

Sat, 2022-04-30 17:45 +0000

Power Line:  THE WEEK IN PICTURES: KLEPTOCRACY EDITION

 

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The Pfizer Documents

Sat, 2022-04-30 16:07 +0000

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Denmark Suspends Covid-19 Vaccinations

Sat, 2022-04-30 15:58 +0000

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Here's Where to Find the Latest on RussiaGate

Sat, 2022-04-30 14:04 +0000
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