John Stossel – the flat tax

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There. Fixed it.

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Today in rock history

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discus the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to  rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, vimeo, spotify or soundcloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.


Born today in 1944, Johnny Winter songwriter, singer, record producer and guitarist.

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Whaleoil quiz: When the heck?

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Whaleoil transcript: The facts about the Jussie Smollett hoax ‘hate crime’

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Statement was made by Risa Lanier – Chief of the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau for the Cook County State Attorney’s Office

The defendant, Jussie Smollett is a singer and songwriter who currently appears as a character on the Fox television show Empire.

Defendant Smollett currently resides in an apartment in the Chicago Streeterville neighbourhood.

The people expect the evidence to show that on Tuesday January 22nd 2019 defendant Smollett received a written letter at the since based Chicago film studio, which is the facility on the south-west side of Chicago where the Empire television show is filmed.

This letter contained written threats directed towards defendant Smollett and contained a then unknown white powdery substance. The letter also contained cut-out letters pieced together which stated “Smollett Jessie you will die black F” and the letters MAGA was hand written on the envelope where the return address typically is located.

This powdery substance has since been determined to be crushed ibuprofen tablets.

The letter also contained a drawing of a stick figure, which appears to have a rope around the neck and a gun pointed towards it.

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Progressivism’s war on Christianity

Caption: A Marxist, militant, pro-LGBT antifa group trying to shut down a Christian megachurch in Austin, Texas

Authoritarian ideologies are notable for not just their intolerance of different views, but their uncompromising demand for public adherence to orthodoxy. Whether it’s gimlet-eyed inquisitors or brutal commissars, the enforcers of authoritarian ideologies are zealous in compelling professions of faith from their subjects. Suspected heretics or subversives are punished without hesitation or mercy.

The despotic intolerance of the Social Justice movement is totalitarian in its unyielding demand that all prostrate themselves before the rainbow altar and fervently affirm the lgbtqi+ mantra. Even the faintest suspicion of heresy brings swift and unyielding condemnation. It’s no longer enough to simply live and let live: for “progressives”, it’s now their way, or a one-way trip to oblivion.

Nowhere is their tyranny so absolute as in religion. Their hostility to the First Amendment is not just limited to free speech, but freedom of religion as well. Quote:

We cannot exist as a pluralistic and diverse society if the price of admission to any American industry is the abandonment of religious faith to conform to the demands of the intolerant. End of quote.

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How to assist the Moderation team: Two simple steps

I recently received an e-mail from a loyal reader who wanted me to know that they had contacted our complaints department about an inappropriate comment.

It made me realise that many of you may still be unclear about the correct and most efficient and effective way to assist the moderation team when an inappropriate comment has been made.

If you see a comment that breaks our rules or you feel does not fit within our guidelines these are the two simple steps to follow.

  1. Alert the moderators by clicking on the ‘Flag as inappropriate’ option, found to the far right of the line on which the poster’s username appears.
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