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Walter E. Williams Quotes on Capitalism, Liberty, Government, and More

“The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, and that is to destroy the black family.”

Walter E. Williams was born in West Philadelphia, but any parallel to a certain ‘90s sitcom ends there. He was raised by his mother in North Philadelphia. That’s where the future academic and preeminent economist shared a neighborhood with Bill Cosby. He even knew the real “Fat Albert” in person. (It is highly unlikely that Walter E. Williams quotes Fat Albert very often. Not one of the Cosby Kids had very much to say about economics.) 

Williams was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1959. There he was court-martialed for daring to challenge racial order and the conventions of Jim Crow. In spite of Mark Twain’s best advice Williams argued his own case at his hearing – and won.

Williams resumed his college education at UCLA after flying 51 combat missions in the Korean War. He became fast friends with Thomas Sowell despite having never attended one of his lectures. Williams earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics before going on to teach at Temple University, Stanford University, and finally George Mason University.

Williams is a libertarian, antisocialist, and passionate advocate for laissez-faire capitalism. In his view a free market unfettered by government intervention is the most productive economic system ever devised. The professor has named Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman and F. A. Hayek as crucial influences on his philosophical development. He has also expressed a great fondness for Ayn Rand’s writing and her tireless defense of capitalism.

Yet Williams has certainly contributed a great deal to modern libertarian discourse on his own. After analyzing the Davis-Bacon Act and its impact on the economy, he concluded that minimum wage laws actually harm minorities. In his book The State Against Blacks Williams makes an iron clad case that the government’s involvement in America’s economy has done more to hamper the development of African American communities than actual racism – the impact of which he would also argue has been vastly overstated.

Williams has addressed several other libertarian issues in his essays and frequent appearances on radio and television. He denounces anti-discrimination laws for their gross violation of freedom of association. He is just as supportive of gun control, a government measure which serves only to jeopardize the innocent while failing to reduce crime. He believes states ought to have every right to secede if they wish to. And in true libertarian fashion Williams believes in the right to sell one’s own organs. (If your kidney is not your own to sell, then whose else could it be?)

In 2009 the Ludwig von Mises Institute ranked Williams the third most influential Hayekian intellectual in America. The subject of this brief biography was no doubt pleased to see his old friend Thomas Sowell ranked first.

Walter E. Williams has never let the mainstream narrative dictate his deeply cherished political and economic beliefs. His many academic distinctions aside, that alone makes him a paragon for other libertarians to look up to.

Walter E. Williams Quotes

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Is Wearing Three Masks Better Than One?

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • In order to “maximize protection” against COVID-19, researchers recommended layering two types of masks or using a three-layer mask to keep particles out
  • There’s just one pesky problem to covering your mouth and nose with multiple layers of material: “At some point, ‘we run the risk of making it too hard to breathe’”
  • In the included video, Dr. Ted Noel uses a vaping device and several different types of masks — including disposable and cloth — to illustrate that vapor clearly passes around and through the masks
  • The first randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of surgical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection found masks did not statistically significantly reduce the incidence of infection
  • Researchers writing in PeerJ said cloth masks have “poor filtering efficiency” due to large, open pores present in the masks; this got even worse after washing, with filtering efficiency dropping by 20% after the mask was washed and dried four times


The Last Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in New England

At one time, Howard Johnson's was the largest restaurant chain in the country. In 2015, we traveled to Bangor, Maine, to visit the last Howard Johnson's restaurant in New England.

Update: We are sad to report that the Bangor Howard Johnson’s restaurant closed its doors in September 2016. The following is a look back at our 2015 visit.

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At one time, New England-born Howard Johnson’s was the largest restaurant chain in the country, with more than 1,000 locations. In the summer of 2015, however, the last Howard Johnson’s restaurant in New England, and one of just two left in the country, was operating on borrowed time in Bangor, Maine. Unable to resist experiencing this cultural icon for myself, I decided to make the drive to Bangor last week for lunch. Here’s a recap of my visit, with an update on the restaurant’s fate at the bottom of the post.

The Last Howard Johnson's Restaurant in New England | Bangor, Maine

The Last Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in New England | Bangor, Maine

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Like so many other good things, Howard Johnson’s restaurant got its start right here in New England. They even advertised in Yankee Magazine during the 1940s.

1940 Howard Johnson's Ad from Yankee Magazine | 28 Flavors

A Howard Johnson’s ad from a 1940 issue of Yankee Magazine boasted “Made by a Yankee for Discriminating Yankees”. Do you remember all 28 delicious flavors?

So how did it all begin? In 1925, Howard Deering Johnson started his first soda fountain in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts, with a focus on making superior ice cream. He had two stores when the stock market crashed in 1929, but he managed to hang onto them, and even added his name and products to a dairy bar on Cape Cod, which became very popular. By the 1930’s he had introduced the “Simple Simon and the Pieman” logo, and by 1935, there were 25 Howard Johnson’s ice cream stands in Massachusetts, with more expansion in the works.

Quality and homemade taste were important to Johnson, and no doubt contributed to the brand’s steady success. In the automobile-fueled post-war years, Johnson was poised and ready to deliver friendly service to an American public that was desperate for a little fun and adventure. This included expanding to new states, opening restaurants on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Turnpikes, and adding hotels.

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-4

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-4
Jan 24-31 2021
 
 
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Rand Paul: As Long as Dem's are in control- Masks will be mandatory

Even though they never worked- in Fact made situation worse

12 graphs show mask mandates don't stop COVID- Recent From The Plain Truth 

Gabby: "Brennans, Schiffs others Traitors" More Dangerous than DC mob!

America (Israel) in Captivity: New Dem Bill would take away free elections forever

America Enslaved- God's Promises being fulfilled

PALM BEACH, Florida –– U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a medical doctor by profession, made an unnerving prediction about masks on Wednesday, saying mandates to wear facial coverings are never going away as long as the political left is in charge.

"They will never relent. These people are never gonna let you not wear a mask," the Kentucky Republican told Todd Herman, the fill-in host on Rush Limbaugh's national broadcast.

"I promise you, you will never get out from the mask because they're saying that even after all are vaccinated, we don't know, you still might catch it a little bit, you still might transmit it, even after everybody's vaccinated. So don't listen to these people.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (Video screenshot)

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"The mask mandates have not worked, none of the mandates have worked," Paul added, referring to government strategies during the coronavirus pandemic.

"There's study after study after study that show that when you put in place these mandates, guess what, the incidents of the infection kept rising. Even [President] Biden admitted this the other day. The trajectory of the virus has been unaffected by anything we've done so far. Our only hope of changing the trajectory is a vaccine, but it should be voluntary."

An incredulous Herman noted, "The masks ain't going away. ... The technocrats don't want to give up control."

Paul also blasted the absurdity of the Congress' second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, who is now a private citizen.

"It means we can impeach Todd Herman, Rush Limbaugh. We're coming for you, buddy," he said.

 

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12 graphs show mask mandates don't stop COVID

(The Federalist)

(The Federalist)

A dozen graphs charting the number of COVID-19 cases in countries and U.S. states confirm the conclusions of recent studies that mask mandates have no effect on the spread of the disease.

Yinon Weiss, a tech entrepreneur and U.S. military veteran who holds a degree in bioengineering from the University of California at Berkeley, pointed out in an analysis for The Federalist that after the initial panic over predictions that millions of Americans would die, the Centers for Disease Control currently estimates a COVID-19 survival rate of 99.99 percent for people younger than 50.

"It is likely that some politicians eventually realized their mistake and needed a way to back-pedal without admitting their lockdowns were a policy disaster," he wrote. "Their solution was for people to put any old piece of cloth across their face and magically believe that it’s okay to go out shopping again."

Weiss said the "mask dogma had many cracks in it from the start, noting the U.S. surgeon general and the Centers for Disease Control both said early in the pandemic that "masks are NOT effective in preventing [the] general public from catching coronavirus."

 

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Facebook Continues to show how STUPID they are!

Got this message about selling our Paint!   Not a joke, this actually happened!

Your items were rejected
 
Hi Bob,

10 of your items were rejected because they don’t comply with our Commerce Policies.

HC2104 High Solids Clearcoat
Policy Violations
 

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of alcohol.

HC2104 High Solids Clearcoat
Policy Violations
 

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of alcohol.

HC2104 High Solids Clearcoat
Policy Violations
 

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of alcohol.

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My Reply:   Hey, Morons, this is F'ing automotive paint, and not booze. In fact you can't put any alcohol in urethane paint!  You are MORONS!

 

And My reply about banning the mixing cups (might promote mixing booze) :  MORONS!  You've got morons on your team!   These are painting mixing cups MADE IN CHINA- you know the country that tells you what to do?  Should I report to the Chinese that you are banning their stuff?  They might throw you in a Chinese jail along with the Christians you hate, other political dissenters.  


America (Israel) in Captivity: New Dem Bill would take away free elections forever

The Plain Truth has been warning for years what our future holds according to God's word. We, along with parts of Western Europe, Britain, Australia and New Zealand are the "lost" tribes of Israel.  All prophecy in the Bible where "Israel" is being warned about the "end times" are never referring to the Jews!  Jews are not Israel. They are Judah, only one tribe of Israel.  God made 12 (later 13) different nations out of Jacob's children, who if you believe God, would number in the billions!  That could never apply to the Jews.....   Read who the tribes are here.  And where they can be found today. Read about the importance of the number 13 here.  Do not be fooled. God foretold of a time when ISRAEL would be enslaved by evil godless rulers and illegal foreigners. You can read about it HERE

It appears that this years stolen election, coupled with OUR SINS (abortion, refusing to obey God's Laws, refuse us to allow God to be in our schools and hearts have finally taken its goal.  We have been enslaved.  We are in captivity.  Our destruction is near.


Wars and Rumors of War: Indian and Chinese tanks 'go face-to-face within 300 feet of each-UPDATED

IS WAR COMING IN ASIA?

Update:

The fight broke out at Naku La, in a remote region of the Himalayas, after Chinese forces tried to send a patrol on to Indian territory and were forced back, according to Indian military officials.

also: Taiwan Reports Second Day of Incursions by Chinese Warplanes

previously:

Indian and Chinese tanks 'go face-to-face within 100 yards of each other at Himalayan

The photo of the tanks was first shared on Chinese social media site Weibo by a 'military blogger' and the story has since been picked up by pro-Beijing news sites which boast of the prowess of their Type-15 tanks. It shows armored vehicles lined up against each other close to a dirt road along the 2,000-mile border where last year grisly hand-to-hand combat left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Since June's clash, the first deadly fighting in 45 years, India and China have heavily fortified their positions on either side of India's Ladakh region. On Monday, the Times of India reported that the Chinese had moved around 10,000 troops held in reserve up to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) - the line drawn by the foes after the 1962 Sino-Indian War.


Covid: Vaccinated people may spread virus, says Van-Tam

It's about time you begin to realize that this vaccine is NOT good for anyone!

From BBC no less:

"Even after you have had both doses of the vaccine you may still give Covid-19 to someone else and the chains of transmission will then continue," Prof Van-Tam said.

Someone receives a vaccine in YorkIMAGE COPYRIGHT REUTERS

People who have received a Covid-19 vaccine could still pass the virus on to others and should continue following lockdown rules, England's deputy chief medical officer has warned.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Prof Jonathan Van-Tam stressed that scientists "do not yet know the impact of the vaccine on transmission".

He said vaccines offer "hope" but infection rates must come down quickly.

Matt Hancock said 75% of over-80s in the UK have now had a first virus jab.

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines require two doses, and figures so far reflect those given the first dose.

The health secretary told the BBC's Andrew Marr that around three quarters of care homes had also been vaccinated.

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The Plain Truth: Hank Aaron Died Just 2 Weeks After Taking COVID-19 Vaccine

Wanted to prove to Black Americans that the Vaccine was safe. IT IS NOT!

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Sreehari Menon
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EXPERTS WARN CONGRESS: EMP WOULD KILL ‘90% OF AMERICANS’ – CONSIDER NUKE FIRST STRIKE

Forward: The Plain Truth has covered this topic for years now. This event is probably going to happen in our lifetime-from the sun, or from an enemy!

 


One hour after Biden inaugurated, WHO changes COVID testing criteria

Everyone who had a brain knew this. The Plain Truth has been telling it's readers this since MARCH!

The change is expected to lead to a reduction in COVID case tallies.
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January 24, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In what some have suggested is politicized timing, the World Health Organization on Wednesday changed the protocol for COVID-19 tests, which will result in large reductions in the numbers of positive cases. The body took this action just one hour after Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States.

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidance regarding the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which is being widely used across the globe in order to detect cases of COVID-19. In a short information notice, the WHO referred back to an instruction booklet for COVID testing, released in September 2020, noting that “careful interpretation of weak positive results is needed.”

The guidance warned against diagnosing someone as having the virus just because he tests positive if he does not present with symptoms of COVID-19. It also warned about the high risk of false positives: “The cycle threshold (Ct) needed to detect virus is inversely proportional to the patient’s viral load. Where test results do not correspond with the clinical presentation, a new specimen should be taken and retested using the same or different NAT technology.”

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Rand Paul: Are They Going to Impeach Bernie Sanders for Inciting the Guy Who Shot Steve Scalise?

Friday on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned the validity of the impeachment process underway against President Donald Trump now that he has left office.

Paul argued there were other instances of where the standard of incitement could be used against sitting members of Congress, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and questioned if Chief Justice John Roberts would show up to preside over the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial.

Partial transcript as follows:

HANNITY: Immigration, amnesty, Paris accords, impeachment — you know, this is a pretty radical change for the country. And every step of the way, what I see is losing jobs, costing billions if not trillions over time and a waste of money. And yet somehow, I guess America wasn’t fully informed and now, D.C. statehood on top of it.

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President Roosevelt Used to Ride Around in Al Capone’s Limousine

Hours after Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in a bind. President Franklin D Roosevelt was to give his infamy speech to Congress the next day, and although the trip from the White House to Capitol Hill was short, agents weren’t sure how to transport him safely.

The White House did already have a specially built limousine for the president that he regularly used, it wasn’t bulletproof, and the Secret Service realized this could be a major problem now that the country was at war. FDR’s speech was to take place at noon December 8th, and time was running out. They had to procure an armored car, and fast.

Al Capone's Armored Cadillac
Above: Al Capone’s armored Cadillac

There was one slight problem. US government rules at the time restricted the purchase of any vehicle that cost more than $750 ($10,455 in today’s dollars). It was pretty obvious that they weren’t going to get an armored car that cheap, and certainly not in less than a day.

One Secret Service agent was a quick thinker. The federal government did already have in its possession a car that just might fit the bill: Al Capone’s, which had been sitting in a Treasury Department parking lot ever since it had been seized from.....   More HERE

 


This Week's Travel News- States that Don't Make You Force You to Wear Masks- LIBERTY STATES to Visit and Support

Maskstyranny

By Bob Barney

It's time for citizens to stand up against the tyranny of the government, who have elected themselves to be our taskmasters!  You are being enslaved America. Fight back. Refuse to wear masks - take governments to courts, and support those states that son't require masks! BOYCOTT THE STATES THAT DO!

States with No Mandates- SUPPORT THEM!

Florida 

Statewide order: No

Florida recommends but does not require face coverings for the general public. Several cities and large counties, including Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Hillsborough (which includes Tampa), have mask requirements, but local governments are barred from assessing fines and penalties for noncompliance under a Sept. 25 executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Nebraska 

Statewide order: No

Masks are required for both clients and staff at barbershops, salons and other personal-care businesses. They are recommended for restaurant employees and for the general population when in public. Lincoln and Omaha have enacted broader local orders that require face-covering in most indoor public places. Other cities and towns have weighed mask orders but Gov. Pete Ricketts has questioned whether they have authority to enact them under state law.

South Carolina

Statewide order: No

Numerous counties and cities, including Charleston and Columbia, have instituted mask mandates. Gov. Henry McMaster has encouraged masking but says a state requirement would be unenforceable. State guidelines encourage reopening businesses to have employees wear masks, “especially when in settings in which social distancing is not feasible."

South Dakota

Statewide order: No

The South Dakota Department of Health recommends “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission."

 

States with No Mandates, but still limit your 1st Amendment Freedoms: Support only those areas that allow freedom!

Arizona 

Statewide order: No

Masks are required for employees and customers of barbers and cosmetologists. They are recommended in other circumstances. Several cities and counties have full mask orders in place, including Maricopa County, home to Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, and Pima County, which includes Tucson.

Georgia 

Statewide order: No

People are “strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable” outside the home. Gov. Brian Kemp revised his coronavirus health order Aug. 15 to allow local governments to impose limited mask mandates, as Atlanta and several other jurisdictions have sought to do, reversing a month-old ban on such local orders. Cities and counties that have 100 or more confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people can enforce mask requirements on public property.

Idaho 

Statewide order: No

Idaho's capital and largest city, Boise, requires masks in public, as do several other cities. The state's Stay Healthy Guidelines, updated on June 13, recommend that employers “identify how personal use items such as masks, face coverings, and gloves may be required by employees, vendors, and/or patrons."

Mississippi 

Statewide order: No

Gov. Tate Reeves lifted Mississippi’s mask requirement on Sept. 30, about two months after it was imposed. On Oct. 19 he issued a new order mandating masks in indoor public settings in counties with high COVID-19 case rates. The order currently covers 61 of Mississippi's 82 counties and is in effect until at least Jan. 15, 2021. Face-covering is still required statewide at schools and “close contact personal care services” such as salons, barbershops and massage parlors.

Missouri 

Statewide order: No

The state Department of Health and Senior Services recommends wearing a face covering in public. Gov. Mike Parson has said he does not intend to implement a statewide requirement. Several cities and counties have enacted mask mandates, including Kansas City and St. Louis.

Oklahoma

Statewide order: No

Gov. Kevin Stitt, who recovered from a bout of COVID-19 in July, has called on Oklahomans to wear masks in public but rejected calls for a state mandate. A few cities, including Tulsa, have adopted mask requirements.

 

Tennessee

Statewide order: No

An April 28 executive order from Gov. Bill Lee urges people to “wear face coverings in public places,” as do state health guidelines. Several jurisdictions have enacted local mask mandates, including the counties that are home to Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

 

 


HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-3 2021

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-3
Jan 17-23 2021
 
 
News Stories from Across The World:
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The Real Kamala Harris - A Liberal Bitch who hates YOU-unless of course you are an illegal


Soylent Green is made from PEOPLE! And so are many Vaccines!

By Bob Barney

image from fc01.deviantart.netMany of us remember Charlton Heston yelling to the crowd in a futuristic society (actually only 2022- 8 years away) ( "You've got to warn everyone and tell them! Soylent Green is made of people!" The plot goes like this: Earth is overpopulated and totally polluted; the natural resources have been exhausted and the nourishment of the population is provided by huge big corporation called Soylent Industries. They are a company that makes a food consisting of harmless, and nutritious plankton from the oceans, or so they say. Natural food like fruits, vegetables, and meat among others have become extinct. Earth is overpopulated and New York City has 40 million starving, poverty stricken people. The only way humanity can survive is by eating a mysterious food called Soylent Green. A detective, played by Heston, investigates the murder of the president of the multinational giant corporation. You know, the Halliburton of the day. The truth he uncovers is more disturbing than the Earth in turmoil when he learns the secret ingredient of Soylent Green. It's people!

Thank God that the story is only science fiction... Or is it?

Most are not aware that around the world, many vaccines are made from aborted babies! In order to promote a better life, we use the bodies of sacrificed babies, while we scoff at Bible versus which predicts child sacrifice in our day! Most smugly deny that we are like the pagan cultures of the past. We are modern, people proclaim, we don't believe in heathen cultures. Really? Are we that much different.

How many people would choose a drug to save them from a rare illness, if the cost to buy the medicine was the life of one of our children? We we trade our life, for that of our children? No you say, right?

WRONG! The Plain Truth is many vaccines made in the world today are made from aborted babies. How many of us are aware of this fact? Where you? Would that change your opinion of the vaccine industry?

 

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I'm warning you again: Don't trust Republicans

My entire career to date, I've spoken the unvarnished truth. Truth will always be the skunk at a picnic attended by liars, fools and the uninitiated, i.e., those who think, believe and regurgitate whatever they are told as long as the pundit or mouthpiece is advertised as a conservative.

I'm not interested in being liked or being popular. If I were, I'd be a black Republican ideologue where they would hang on my every word as long as I towed the party line. If I were interested in being filthy rich, I would have converted to being an African-American Democrat who blamed white people for everything from slavery to unconscious racism to the notion growing a garden is racist. If I were an African-American Democrat, I'd be a god, and a very rich one. I wouldn't have to speak broken English and dribble a basketball (and from my mouth) like "Low-Brain" James. I wouldn't have to be what the old-timer blacks called "high-yellow," nor a homosexual like a certain sour lemon program host on CNN.

I speak the truth and often in incendiary forthrightness, and that makes people uncomfortable. I don't apologize for speaking the truth nor for the way I speak it.

Democrats are as unholy as the Children of the Corn. There's no biblical support that allows for them to be recognized as anything other than the progeny of Satan. They promote every single thing God's Word condemns. The problem is that most people who reference themselves as conservative, especially those who reference themselves as Christian and conservative, have bought the damnable lie that the Republican Party is more trustworthy than Democrats despite all evidence to the contrary.

The Republicans' participation in the betrayal of President Trump was Machiavellian to the point of making Macbeth look like a rank amateur in the court of political treachery.

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