July 3, 2022

A Beauty That Grows With Time: ‘Time Orders Old Age to Destroy Beauty’

“Time Orders Old Age to Destroy Beauty,” circa 1746, by Pompeo Batoni. Oil on canvas, 52.3 inches by 37.9 inches. The National Gallery, London. (Public Domain)Social media is such a new phenomenon. Everything has its pros and cons, but we still don’t know what the consequences of its excessive use will be.  To me, it seems…

Did I Predict the Global Financial Crisis?

Commentary The 2008 recession, known as the “Global Financial Crisis” (“GFC”) outside the USA and the “Great Recession” inside, was the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and before the COVID-19 recession. It was also caused by the financial sector—which is obviously a part of the economy—rather than by an “exogenous shock” (something emanating…

Biden Administration Vows ‘Severe’ Response If ‘Single Additional Russian Force’ Enters Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Jan. 23 said the United States would initiate a “swift” and “severe” response if Russia’s military enters Ukraine. “If a single additional Russian force goes into Ukraine in an aggressive way, as I said, that would trigger a swift, a severe, and a united response from us and from…

Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics App Is a Privacy Threat to Users, Expert Says

People traveling to China for the 2022 Winter Olympics—including athletes, government dignitaries, and corporate executives—are all at risk of personal data exposure and being surveilled by the Chinese regime, a data security expert warned. The risk centers around a state-controlled smartphone app called “MY 2022” that Beijing demands international and local attendees use to come…

WATCH: Australian Open Fans Asked to Remove T-Shirts Asking ‘Where Is Peng Shuai?’

Fans at the Australian Open were asked to remove tee shirts with the slogan “Where is Peng Shuai?” an allusion to the continuing mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a Chinese tennis star who accused that country’s vice president of rape. As Breitbart’s Warner Todd Huston reports: Early in November, Shuai posted a message to her Chinese social…

Peng Shuai Denies Making Sexual Assault Charges Against Chinese Vice Premier

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has finally come out on camera only to deny her earlier accusations that a Chinese official raped her. Early in November, Shuai posted a message to her Chinese social media account saying that she has been sexually abused in 2019 by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. But her Weibo account…

CNN’s Tapper on Peng Shuai: IOC ‘Behaving Like a Mob Lawyer,’ Has Blood on Its Hands

On Sunday, CNN “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper sounded off on Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, whose safety and welfare have been in question since accusing Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of raping her in 2019. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has defended China, claiming that she appeared “safe … given the difficult situation.”…

Peng Shuai: Chinese tennis star still missing after sexual assault allegations

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