Open Thread for April 2021

This is the Open Thread for April of 2021.

Please leave your tips, announcements, or other things below.

Cullen Hoback’s bizarrely fascinating six-part docuseries delving into the origins of QAnon wraps up on HBO this Sunday…

“After ejection,” Stockdale later wrote, “I whispered to myself: ‘Five years down there, at least. I’m leaving the world of technology and entering the world of Epictetus.’”

“black nova” is the first single from Eve 6’s upcoming EP, grim value, on Velocity Records.

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: I’ve been a little distracted with some unexpected work over the past couple of months, so my plans to redesign and upgrade IPR have gone a bit more slowly than I anticipated. My intention is to get back on track in the next few weeks, so please stay tuned! -Austin

5 thoughts on “Open Thread for April 2021

  1. Krzysztof Lesiak

    What’s good IPR? Keep calm and Be Chill. Just gotta Be Chill. Golden Rule.. Anyway, I started liking the LP again, I guess , today. Here’s an LP resolution from yesterday. :::

    LNC Resolution on Vaccine Passports
    by Staff on April 1, 2021 in News
    WHEREAS; the Federal, State, and Local governments of the United States have been inept in the handling of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic and have not been forthright, righteous, nor consistent in their advice and legislation.

    WHEREAS; pharmaceutical companies had the vaccine developed for COVID19 disease as early as 72hrs after the DNA sequence was released from Chinese researchers, however the FDA disregarded their own memorandum on the expedited handling of vaccine research and deployment stifling lifesaving technology.

    WHEREAS; the Federal government has lied about the usefulness of masks, only to hoard the effective N95 masks for themselves, and then later reversed the position after masks were bought off the market by the public sector.

    WHEREAS; by March 2020, the CDC had tested 10,000 people in the United States for COVID19, where South Korea was testing 10,000 per day by forming an open public-private partnership. The CDC, FDA, and CMS worked in tandem to shutdown private laboratories, such as the private University of Washington lab twice, for privately testing positive COVID19 cases. The CDC botched their tests which were rendered scientifically inaccurate while private sector kits were being shipped overseas for use elsewhere.

    WHEREAS; the Federal, State, and Local governments across the United States degraded civil liberties, levied steep fines against peaceful people, and took away livelihood and lives through the closure of transportation, businesses, and lockdown orders while hypocritical oligarchs defied those same orders.

    WHEREAS; governments stifled the response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic every step of the way, while the private sector researchers, doctors, nurses, non-profits, and businesses lifted the entire load of relief in spite of governments interference.

    WHEREAS; these same government officials now wish to implement a COVID19 vaccination passport for the purpose of restricting travel and maximizing obedience, further perpetuating the technocratic surveillance state.

    THEREFORE; be it resolved that the Libertarian National Committee stands in stark defiance of all attempts by government to interfere with the private sector response to COVID19 as well as the degradation of civil liberties and livelihood at the hands of legislators. We oppose vaccine passports and any government mandated documentation, surveillance, restrictions, mandates, or laws which tread on the rights of the people. We stand in service of those seeking freedom in the United States as the centrifugal force of liberty.

    FURTHERMORE; the Libertarian National Committee recognizes Dr. Li Wenliang, who was arrested by Chinese police in Wuhan, China for blowing the whistle on the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 virus at the Wuhan General Hospital. Dr. Wenliang was released after signing an affidavit stating he committed “spreading rumors” and was later acquitted after public outrage. Dr. Wenliang died at the age of thirty-three due to encountering the virus by treating patients with COVID-19. Dr. Wenilang was the first casualty by the government in the war against our rights and deserves our unwavering respect.

    Adopted April 1, 2021

    https://www.lp.org/resolution-on-vaccine-passports/

  2. Root's Teeth Are Awesome

    In New York City, Curtis Sliva is starting an Animal Welfare Party: https://nypost.com/2021/04/15/nyc-mayoral-candidate-curtis-sliwa-vows-to-end-animal-kill-shelters/

    He needs 3,000 signatures to get it on the ballot, with himself as the AWP candidate for mayor.

    He plans to simultaneously run as a Republican.

    NY allows fusion candidates, where candidates can run on more than one party. Voters can even pick which party they want to vote for the candidate on.

    New York candidates often start third parties, solely so that people can vote for them on a party that doesn’t disgust them. Sliva, who hopes to also be on the GOP line, likely sees this as a way to make it easier for GOP-hating liberals to vote for him.

  3. NewFederalist

    Is there any chance the posting delay for this site is going to get fixed any time soon? It’s well beyond annoying!

  4. Jared

    It certainly is, and it’s been going on for a long time. I suspect there’s a caching issue.

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