Libertarians: How a New Hampshire libertarian utopia was foiled by bears

[Grafton, New Hampshire] The experiment was called the “Free Town Project” (it later became the “Free State Project”), and the goal was simple: take over Grafton’s local government and turn it into a libertarian utopia. The movement was cooked up by a small group of ragtag libertarian activists who saw in Grafton a unique opportunity to realize their dreams of a perfectly logical and perfectly market-based community. Needless to say, utopia never arrived, but the bears did!

Vox

Tax the Rich: Jared & Ivanka Show They Can Afford It

They’re renting a D.C. house for $15,000 per month, buying a $30 million lot on a high-security island in Miami with a 13-person police force protecting 29 houses. Taxes are $472,764 a year.

Indian Creek Island, A.K.A. “Billionaires Bunker”

They will reportedly also maintain their house in New York.

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Meanwhile, amongst the plebians (the rest of us):

6 million American households could face eviction on January 1

This is what life could look like for them:

And this:

Millions of hungry Americans turn to food banks for the first time

But console yourself in the knowledge that we live in “the richest country in the world”.

SD Gov Kristi Noem Ignores Virus Precautions, Leads SD to one of the Worst Outcomes

Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota has repeatedly dismissed coronavirus control measures. Masks? Meh. Distancing? Meh. This is the result (compared to Vermont, also led by a Repulican governor who enacted sensible precautions):

One of the things happening in South Dakota is an infection rate that’s among the worst in the nation, at about 8,000 cases per 100,000 people.

In Vermont, another small, rural state with a Republican governor, Gov. Phil Scott has embraced safety measures, and the differences are pretty stark. Like South Dakota, Vermont has fewer than 1 million residents, most of whom don’t live in cities. It has about 500cases per 100,000 people. That’s the lowest rate in the nation.

NPR

What to Do About Leftists: Kill Them

Starting in the 1960s, a US-sponsored campaign of disinformation and violence was used around the world — with deadly results. It was known as “the Jakarta Method.” The tactic originated in Indonesia, with the help of the CIA. “The Jakarta Method is the intentional mass murder of leftists or people accused of being leftist,” journalist Vincent Bevins told Inside Edition Digital. “It was such a big success that it inspired movements elsewhere around the world, specifically in Latin America.”