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Something you didn’t know about the Gilets Jaunes

You’ve heard how the Gilets Jaunes have brought French elitists to their knees and put the fear of We the Peasants into the Macron government. You may have heard their “yellow vest” movement is spreading into other countries, including Canada. What you probably haven’t heard is that they and their less-visible allies also wreck traffic cameras and radar installations — big time. David Gross, longtime chronicler of culture jamming and monkeywrenching, notes: The gilets jaunes movement in France, with its street protests and blockades, has been getting all the press — and has indeed forced significant and painful concessions from the government,…

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Midweek links

  • Dear once-and-future felons: The long-rumored bump-stock ban has become a reality. Turns out Trump is more successful at “gun control” than Obama was. Here’s the skinny and what some folks are doing about it.
  • Now this may be the best anti-theft monkeywrench ever — if you happen to be a NASA engineer with six months to spend on the project. Fabulous video, though. (H/T PT)
  • Here’s some cheery news: 86% of all federal spending is now on autopilot, requiring no authorization from Congress. (Not that those miscreants ever try to cut spending even when annual budgeting requires it of them.) 7 Comments
  • Midweek links

  • You’ve heard of #BREXIT. And recently there’s been Candace Owens’ #BLEXIT. And of course the #WalkAway movement. The latter two are now joined by Roger Simon’s #JEXIT, a call to Jews to leave the Dem party.
  • The Niskanen Center just gave up on ideological libertarianism. (Well, why not? The LP and the Cato Institute led the way long ago. And it’s the thing to do if you’re in DC.)
  • Jeff Thomas: It’s not the end of the world. Just one of those mad turning points of history. 6 Comments
  • Midweek links

  • The tragedy (and travesty) of Rainbow Farm was buried by 9/11. We We should not forget it. (Long but excellent read via Metalgodz at Claire’s Cabal)
  • Facebook and Apple personify the new tech divide.
  • Yes, it’s yet another food/health study. But this one I’d heed. The evidence has been piling up for some time. Six common artificial sweeteners used in soft drinks and prepared foods are toxic to our gut bacteria. 14 Comments
  • Friday links

  • Happy Paratus! Commander Zero, who invented this holiday for preparedness, has celebration suggestions.
  • That mysterious observatory closure? They claim it’s because a janitor had kiddie porn on a computer. Hm.
  • Sheesh. No wonder Kavanaugh’s accuser can’t remember any details. Given the party-and-pickup culture of the pricey school she went to, it’s a wonder she can remember anything from her teens. 15 Comments
  • Pronouns: The monkeywrench

    One of the sorrows of living in the “everything is terrorism” era is the dearth, almost the death, of monkeywrenching opportunities. The harmless prank of the 1990s has become the terroristic threat of the 21st century. Still, monkeywrenching can never die, and one perfect (and perfectly charming) opportunity exists, particularly for you who are forced to live among the politically correct and the worst sorts of social-justice pecksniffery. That opportunity lies in the previously humble, unassuming pronoun. You know: he, she, his, hers, its, they, theirs. —– Now, before I get pitchforked to death by the urban mob, I must…

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    Our first review

    Thank you, Mama Liberty. You really nailed the purpose of the book. UPDATE: First reviewS, actually. We also just got our first Amazon write-up — and it’s five stars! Thank you, Dave. The viewpoint of his review is quite different than ML’s, but he also not only writes a great review, but understands the book with wonderful clarity, just as she did. Thank you both.

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    Paperback sales start TOMORROW!

    The bad news: Amazon kicked back the paperback file on a technicality. The good news: The technicality was small, but the rejection gave Kit and me a chance to rethink the release of the printed book. So. Tomorrow — Wednesday, April 4 — you can place your order for the paperback of Basics of Resistance. Not your pre-order. Your order. UPDATE: See below. We’ve been absolutely thrilled by your response. We know a lot of you are awaiting the paperback. Because it’s print-on-demand it’ll probably take longer than a standard Amazon order (how much longer we don’t yet know) and…

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