Banana Republic

The corrupt politics of the US are much like that of a banana republic. Here's your daily news digest for 14 June 2023.

Banana Republic
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Biden’s Banana Republic - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics
It was amazing to see Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointed special counsel, Jack Smith, step in front of the cameras and say of the indictment of former President Donald Trump: “No one is above the law.” Which is to say,…


Better Ways To Deal With Many Who Are Incarcerated
Law-abiding citizens rightfully expect that those who break the law are punished, which may well mean time behind bars. Today, Australia’s criminal justice system is fast approaching breaking point, with urgent reform now required to stop the wasteful spending of taxpayers’ money, improve community…
Cohort of losers: generational burden of government Covid response - The Centre for Independent Studies
Executive Summary Australia’s young people deserve to have their interests considered in Australian policymaking. In the Covid era, many policies …
‘Quite concerning’: NT government accused of minimising impact of crime on tourism
An Alice Springs politician says her town is struggling with its worst-ever start to a tourism season, and is pointing the finger at an ongoing “crime crisis” as the main reason.


Austria Learns About Muslim Hate
The good people of Austria are shocked -- shocked, I say! -- to learn that the Muslims they’ve invited to live among and benefit from them hold to various divisive, if not downright hostile, doctrines. According to a May 10, 2023 article, &l…
Marco Rubio: U.S. Immigration Policy Is Driven by Wall Street
The nation’s legal and illegal migration policy is driven by business, not by claims about “citizens of the world,” says Sen. Marco Rubio.
Saudi Arabia, China Ink $10 Billion In Investment Deals
China remains the largest trading partner of Arab countries…


Business, Finance & Investment

Visualizing the World’s Largest Lithium Producers
Which countries produce the most lithium, and which have the most in reserves in the ground? We look at 2022 data from the USGS.
Slumping Cardboard-Box Sales Signal US Consumer Spending Slowdown
(Bloomberg) -- US paper mills are scaling back production as big-box retailers buy less cardboard, signaling a slowdown in consumer spending.Most Read from BloombergElizabeth Holmes Objects to $250-a-Month Victim Payments After PrisonOil Traders Are Daring to Defy Market Kingpin Saudi ArabiaMorgan S…


Westfield Mall Owners to Pull Out of San Francisco amid Crime, Plunging Sales | National Review
Mayor London Breed said the decision was simply a factor of the French company’s decision last year to wind down its U.S. operations.
Everyone’s as bonkers as the Unabomber now
Fuming against the Industrial Revolution is no longer the preserve of lunatics in wood cabins.
DC Cops Boost ‘Pride’ While Drag Queens Expose Themselves to Kids.
Washington D.C. police officers celebrated alongside the LGBT community during Saturday’s annual “Pride Parade” in the U.S. Capitol. The parade hosted indecent exposure, nakedness, and men dressed in leather fetish outfits – all of which occurred with hundreds of children present.

Crypto & Blockchain

Breaking: US lawmakers file ‘SEC Stabilization Act’ to fire Gary Gensler
“U.S. capital markets must be protected from a tyrannical Chairman, including the current one,” Rep. Warren Davidson wrote in reference to SEC head Gary Gensler.
Bank of China Launches First Ever Tokenized Securities On Ethereum (ETH) - The Daily Hodl
A subsidiary of the Bank of China has launched a new, first-of-its-kind tokenized security on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain.
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Kids Learn Virtue And Truth By Embracing The Great Outdoors
Children who spend time outdoors have many opportunities to think freely and to develop a relationship with the natural world.

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