by Simon Black of Sovereign Man
Here’s a roll-up of some of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Secret Service Spends $30,000 a Month for Malibu Mansion to Protect Hunter Biden
And speaking of swanky mansions in southern California. . .
Hunter Biden is famous for smoking crack, hiring prostitutes, sleeping with his brother’s wife, and facilitating corrupt business dealings in Ukraine and China for “the Big Guy”.
Oh, and for selling terrible $500,000 paintings which surely don’t buy influence with the White House…
But because he is the President’s son, Hunter is entitled to Secret Service protection.
Hunter decided to settle down in ritzy Malibu, California. And that means the Secret Service needed to find accommodations for its agents in the expensive area.
Therefore taxpayers have been footing the bill to rent a $30,000 per month Malibu mansion “with gorgeous ocean views” next door to Hunter Biden’s home.
Apparently he hasn’t sold enough of his artwork to pay for his own security.
French President: “I am opposed to self-defense”
Just like in many “progressive utopias”, crime in France is on the rise.
Last week, four robbers broke into the home of a 35 year old farmer in the French village of Longre. The man was with his three year old daughter at the time. And, concerned for his daughter’s safety, he fired a rifle at the trespassers, killing one of them.
The father has now been indicted for murder.
Reacting to the news, French President Macron said he is “opposed to self-defense” because “otherwise it becomes the Wild West.”
He said he did not want a country where “it’s up to the citizens to defend themselves.”
Apparently this father was supposed to permit the criminals who entered his house to do whatever they wanted to his home and family.
Canada to Ban Foreigners From Buying Real Estate
Home prices in Canada have risen by about 50% since 2020. But Canadian politicians think they have found the culprit: foreigners who buy Canadian homes.
Therefore, Canada’s proposed budget for the next year includes “new measures that will ban foreign investment in residential real estate.”
“To make sure that housing is owned by Canadians instead of foreign investors,” the budget will propose a two year ban on foreigners buying “non-recreational, residential property in Canada.”
The ban does not apply to permanent residents, international students, or those in Canada on work visas.
In addition, foreigners who already own homes in Canada will be subject to a new “underused housing tax.”