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Monday, January 7th, 2019
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In the News:

1) Trump “may declare a national emergency” to build wall
2) UK: Commons revolt over No Deal
3) Iranians plan Caspian Sea naval drills with Russians
4) Bolton now says there are “conditions” for Syria withdrawal
5) US regime sends troops for possible violent Congo vote protests
6) German cyber officials defend handling of mass data attack
7) BTC moves back above $4,000
8) France: Clashes erupt in Paris as “yellow vests” protest unrepentant Macron
9) WA: Rachel Dolezal, aka Nkechi Diallo, receives new court date for welfare fraud case
10) Working without pay during shutdown, more TSA agents are calling in sick
11) Venezuela’s congress names new leader, vows to battle Maduro
12) Japan: New rules make game console modding punishable by prison, fines
13) Ukraine Orthodox Church granted independence from Russian Church
14) Pentagon chief of staff resigns
15) Pakistan International Airlines tells “obese” cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
16) China: Regime passes law to make Islam “compatible with socialism”
17) Pence says he won’t accept pay raise during government shutdown
18) Six month extension for Mueller grand jury
19) Mexico: Regime launches plan to stimulate US border economy
20) SCOTUS will hear partisan gerrymandering cases in March

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Who are the radicals: Libertarians or socialists?
22) How Medicare For All could become the leading cause of death in America
23) Trump’s terrible record on property rights
24) Wilson’s Dan Wesson revolver
25) Tucker Carlson and Fox are wrong, on both immigration and free speech
26) One year later, “net neutrality” zealots proved dead wrong
27) SCOTUS decision on obsolete liquor laws may provide clarity for a family in need
28) We must be free to criticise Islam
29) Everything that is wrong with mainstream feminism
30) Tucker Carlson’s monologue insults his viewers
31) Report on the state of the nullification movement
32) Deploying censorship-resistance to uphold decentralization
33) 2019 will be the year of more state control
34) Internet censorship empowers white supremacists
35) If mercantilism is so enriching, let’s try it on a per-household basis
36) Bolton won’t give up on illegal war in Syria
37) How to oppose fascism
38) Environmental restoration requires better incentives
39) Yemen and the War Powers Act
40) Trump misunderstands trade again — Apple iPhone edition
41) Democrats must slam the revolving door shut
42) Quantum Vibe, 01/04/19
43) The two faces of Canadian conservatism
44) How to secede from the biology wars
45) Was Beto the Texas Democrats’ Lone Star?
46) Who owns us?
47) Don’t speak, memory: Resistance apes Trump in weaponizing amnesia
48) Is capitalism making us fat?
49) Even in power, Democrats proving to be their own worst enemy
50) The new Title IX regulation helps women

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Nice Guys Finish Free, episode 27
52) Interview: Jose Nino
53) Free Talk Live, 01/05/19
54) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 134
55) Editor’s Break, episode 130
56) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 27
57) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 203
58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 293
59) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 01/04/19
60) Ordered Liberty, episode 107
61) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 273
62) Reason Podcast, 01/04/19
63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1313
64) Felony Friday, episode 157
65) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 01/04/19

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***** In the News *****

1) Trump “may declare a national emergency” to build wall
Source: CNN

“President Donald Trump said Sunday that he might declare a national emergency imminently to secure money for his border wall. ‘I may declare a national emergency dependent on what’s going to happen over the next few days,’ Trump told reporters as he left the White House for Camp David. A White House official told CNN on Saturday that Trump was leaning towards declaring a national emergency to use military funding for his wall. Trump has demanded Congress appropriate money for the wall, and his dispute with Democrats over the issue pushed the government into an ongoing partial shutdown.” (01/06/19)

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/06/politics/adam-schiff-trump-wall-cnntv/index.html

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2) UK: Commons revolt over No Deal
Source: Daily Mail [UK]

“More than 200 MPs are expected to warn Theresa May today they will never accept a no deal Brexit. The cross-party group led by former Tory Cabinet minister Dame Caroline Spelman and Labour frontbencher Jack Dromey will urge Mrs May to guarantee that the UK will not leave the EU without a deal even if her own proposals are defeated in the Commons next week. And the group, which includes nine former Cabinet ministers, will meet the Prime Minister tomorrow to press their case that a no-deal Brexit would cause ‘economic damage’ and cost thousands of jobs. … MPs opposed to leaving without a deal are also planning amendments that could prevent ministers being paid and even stop the Treasury collecting taxes, effectively shutting the Government down …” (01/06/19)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6563023/More-200-MPs-tell-Theresa-rule-leaving-without-agreement.html

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3) Iranians plan Caspian Sea naval drills with Russians
Source: Reuters

“Iran and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea, including rescue and anti-piracy drills, the commander of the Iranian navy was quoted on Sunday as saying. ‘Tactical, rescue and anti-piracy war games between Iranian and Russian naval forces are being planned and will be implemented in the near future,’ the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi as saying. Iran and Russia have held several naval drills in the Caspian Sea, including in 2015 and 2017. Iran and Russia have close ties, including in Syria where they both back President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s civil war.” (01/06/19)

https://ca.reuters.com/article/idCAKCN1P003M-OCATP

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4) Bolton now says there are “conditions” for Syria withdrawal
Source: Mediaite

“Just last month, President Donald Trump abruptly announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, enraging lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and prompting the resignation of his Defense Secretary James Mattis. Now, just a few weeks later, the administration appears to be backpedalling on that announcement. According to the Associated Press, Trump national security adviser John Bolton told reporters Sunday that there are two conditions for a military withdrawal of the 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria: defeating the remnants of ISIS and protecting the Kurdish fighters who have fought the terrorist group alongside the U.S.” (01/06/19)

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/breaking-john-bolton-now-says-there-are-conditions-for-withdrawal-of-troops-from-syria/

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5) US regime sends troops for possible violent Congo vote protests
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“On the eve of the first expected results of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to Central Africa to protect U.S. assets from possible ‘violent demonstrations,’ while the country’s powerful Catholic church warned of a popular ‘uprising’ if untrue results are announced. Congo faces what could be its first democratic, peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960, but election observers and the opposition have raised concerns about voting irregularities as the country chooses a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. … Trump’s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said about 80 military personnel and ‘appropriate combat equipment’ had deployed to nearby Gabon to support the security of U.S. citizens and staffers and diplomatic facilities.” (01/05/19)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/US-sends-troops-ahead-of-possible-Congo-election-13510525.php

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6) German cyber officials defend handling of mass data attack
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Germany’s cybersecurity authority has defended its handling of a mass data attack on hundreds of politicians, after criticism it did not tell the police about the breach for weeks. The agency says it was not aware of the full extent of a systematic leak of information until Thursday night. Journalists, celebrities and politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, are among those whose personal data was published online. It is unclear who was responsible. The attacks took place throughout December, but did not become public knowledge until Friday. The contacts, private chats and financial details of figures from every political party (except the far-right AfD) were posted on Twitter. The interior ministry says there is no evidence that parliamentary or government systems have been compromised — and it is not clear whether the attack was the result of hacking — or someone with access leaking the data.” (01/05/19)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46768990

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7) BTC moves back above $4,000
Source: Ethereum World News

“A convergence of bullish news flow has helped to lift bitcoin back above $4,000. On Bitfinex, where the price tends to trade at a premium partly because of the heavy margin trading at the venue, the BTC price has hit $4,178, jumping $250 in short order, for a 7% gain. On Coinmarketcap 24-hour trading volumes in BTCUSD stands at a healthy $5.5 billion. … Many crypto analysts expect the next uplift for crypto to be spurred on by institutional investors.” (01/06/19)

https://ethereumworldnews.com/bitcoin-rockets-above-4000-as-positive-news-flow-encourages-bulls/

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8) France: Clashes erupt in Paris as “yellow vests” protest unrepentant Macron
Source: Reuters

“Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain on Saturday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes. The latest ‘yellow vest’ marches began peacefully but degenerated in the afternoon as protesters threw missiles at riot police blocking bridges over the Seine. Officers fired tear gas to prevent protesters crossing the river and reaching the National Assembly. One riverboat restaurant was set ablaze and a policeman was wounded when he was hit by a bicycle hurled from a street above the river bank. Two months after they started blocking roads, occupying highway tollbooths and staging sometimes-violent street protests in Paris, the yellow vests wanted to inject new momentum into a movement that weakened over the holidays. Macron’s government, shaken by the unrest, had this week hardened its stance, branding the protesters ‘agitators seeking to overthrow the government.’” (01/05/19)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/clashes-erupt-in-paris-as-yellow-vests-protest-at-unrepentant-macron-idUSKCN1OZ0EO

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9) WA: Rachel Dolezal, aka Nkechi Diallo, receives new court date for welfare fraud case
Source: Fox News

“A judge in Washington state has set a new trial date in the welfare fraud case of Rachel Dolezal, the former president of an NAACP chapter in Washington state who made headlines in 2015 after her parents debunked her claims of being African-American. The case will now be heard March 4, FOX 28 Spokane reported. Dolezal, 41, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was arrested in May 2018 on charges of first-degree theft by welfare fraud, perjury in the second degree and false verification for public assistance, FOX 28 reported. Investigators claim that several years back Diallo began falsifying reports of her income so that she could qualify for public assistance, the station reported.” (01/05/19)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/washington-judge-sets-new-trial-date-for-former-naacp-president-charged-with-welfare-fraud-report

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10) Working without pay during shutdown, more TSA agents are calling in sick
Source: USA Today

“Sick days among Transportation Security Administration employees have increased since a partial government shutdown beginning Dec. 22 left TSA personnel working without pay, the agency announced Friday. An increase in call-outs (workers who say they are too sick to work their shifts) started over the holidays and has grown, but the phenomenon is causing a ‘minimal impact’ on the security screening process at airports, the agency says in a tweet. ‘Security effectiveness will not be compromised and performance standards will not change … To date, however, screening wait times remain well within TSA standards,’ the statement said. The information was released as a response to a CNN report saying mass TSA worker call-outs had affected four major airports. The New York Times also reported on the call-outs.” (01/05/19)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/04/government-shutdown-more-tsa-agents-calling-out-sick/2487457002

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11) Venezuela’s congress names new leader, vows to battle Maduro
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress opened its first session of the year Saturday, installing a fresh-faced leader who struck a defiant tone and vowed to take up the battle against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Juan Guaido, 35, assumes the presidency of a National Assembly stripped of power by Maduro, whose government is blamed for leading the once-wealthy oil nation into a historic political and humanitarian crisis. Speaking to legislators, Guaido named off several opposition politicians and opponents of Maduro’s government who have been jailed, driven into exile or killed. He said desperation has forced masses of citizens to flee abroad looking for work. ‘We are under an oppressive system,’ he said. ‘It’s not just that — it is miserable.’ Tall and youthful, Guaido represents the next generation of Venezuelan political opposition, taking up the assembly’s leadership following 74-year-old Omar Barboza.” (01/05/19)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Venezuela-s-congress-names-new-leader-vows-to-13510873.php

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12) Japan: New rules make game console modding punishable by prison, fines
Source: Kotaku

“It is illegal to mod game save data and game consoles in Japan. Both are punishable by up to five years in prison and fines up to 5 million yen ($46,000). According to the official site for Japan’s Association of Copyright for Computer Software, modding game save data and consoles violate the country’s Unfair Competition Prevention Law. … The Association of Copyright for Computer Software also mentions that unofficial software codes and keys are also illegal. Specifically, mentioned is offering these on online auctions and making them available for download. Finally, modding game consoles, as well as games, are included the third provision mentioned by the association. All were recently included under amendments to Unfair Competition Prevention Law.” (01/06/19)

https://kotaku.com/game-modding-illegal-in-japan-punishable-by-prison-and-1831525943

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13) Ukraine Orthodox Church granted independence from Russian Church
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“The recently formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine has been granted independence, marking a historic split from the Russian Church. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew — the head of the global Orthodox Church — has signed a document in Istanbul, Turkey, to that effect. It formalises an October announcement. The move has provoked a furious response in Russia, where the Church has broken off links, deepening a split in the worldwide Orthodox Church. Ukraine’s churches have for centuries been under the authority of the leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. The decision may also lead to a lasting schism in the global Orthodox movement, says the BBC’s Jonah Fisher in Kiev, Ukraine.” (01/05/19)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46768270

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14) Pentagon chief of staff resigns
Source: The Hill

“The Department of Defense’s chief of staff Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney has resigned, according to a statement. Sweeney said in a brief statement that he planned to return to the private sector, giving no reason for his departure. His exit comes just days after Secretary of Defense James Mattis, for whom Sweeney previously served, left the agency after announcing his resignation earlier in the month. … His resignation also followed that of another top Mattis ally, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, who announced her resignation at the end of December.” (01/05/19)

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/424028-pentagon-chief-of-staff-resigns

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15) Pakistan International Airlines tells “obese” cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Source: Fox News

“Pakistan International Airlines has allegedly instructed “obese” employees of its cabin crew to lose weight in the first six months of 2019 or risk losing their jobs, according to reports. On Jan. 2, Pakistani outlet ARY News published a memo detailing that management for the airline has decided to ‘gradually reduce waiver of 30 lbs. excess weight to zero lbs. in upcoming months for the cabin crew.’ PIA is the national flag carrier of Pakistan. ‘If any crew found above 30 lbs. from the desired weight after 31st Jan, 2019, will be grounded and referred to Air Crew Medical Center for medical evaluation & treatment until weight is reduced up to desired standard/BMI,’ the memo reads. ‘Henceforth, weight check of all the cabin crew will be carried out at their base stations respectively and comprehensive data will be maintained for perusal of management.’” (01/05/19)

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/pakistan-international-airlines-cabin-crew-lose-weight

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16) China: Regime passes law to make Islam “compatible with socialism”
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“China has passed a new law that seeks to ‘Sinicize’ Islam within the next five years, the latest move by Beijing to rewrite how the religion is practised. China’s main English newspaper, Global Times, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight Islamic associations, government officials ‘agreed to guide Islam to be compatible with socialism and implement measures to Sinicize the religion.’ The newspaper did not provide further details or the names of the associations that agreed to the decree.” (01/05/19)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/china-passes-law-islam-compatible-socialism-190105185031063.html

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17) Pence says he won’t accept pay raise during government shutdown
Source: USA Today

“Vice President Mike Pence said he wouldn’t accept a $12,800 pay raise he was poised to receive as the partial government continues. A pay freeze for top executive officials was set to expire this weekend, and Pence told reporters at the White House Friday that he wouldn’t accept it. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the pay increase was an ‘unnecessary byproduct of the shutdown.’ … ‘The Administration is aware of the issue and we’re exploring options to prevent this from being implemented while some federal workers are furloughed,’ Sanders said. ‘Congress can easily take care of this by funding the government and securing our borders.’ The Office of Personnel Management directed federal agencies to hold off on issuing expected pay raises for a number of senior government officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Cabinet members, in a memo Friday evening.” (01/05/19)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/05/mike-pence-wont-accept-pay-raise-government-shutdown/2490132002

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18) Six month extension for Mueller grand jury
Source: Newsweek

“he grand jury involved in Robert Mueller’s probe into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and any Russian government links to the Donald Trump campaign, has been extended by six months. The jury was impaneled on June 6, 2017, with its term set to expire this weekend. Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the request with the grand jury’s term set to expire Sunday.” (01/05/19)

https://www.newsweek.com/mueller-grand-jury-granted-six-month-extension-1280340

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19) Mexico: Regime launches plan to stimulate US border economy
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched an ambitious plan to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border despite recent U.S. threats to close the border entirely. Mexico plans to slash income and corporate taxes to 20 percent from 30 percent for 43 municipalities in six states just south of the U.S., while halving to 8 percent the value-added tax in the region. Business leaders and union representatives have also agreed to double the minimum wage along the border, to 176.2 pesos a day, the equivalent of $9.07 at current exchange rates. Lopez Obrador says the idea is to stimulate wage and job growth via fiscal incentives and productivity gains. President Donald Trump has repeatedly complained that low wages in Mexico lure jobs from the U.S.” (01/05/19)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Mexico-launches-plan-to-stimulate-US-border-13510985.php

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20) SCOTUS will hear partisan gerrymandering cases in March
Source: CNN

“The Supreme Court has agreed to revisit two cases that could revolutionize how electoral maps are drawn. The cases concern how far states can go in drawing district lines for partisan gain. The justices have never established a standard to resolve extreme partisan gerrymanders, and on Friday, they announced they will hear two cases on the issue, from North Carolina and Maryland. Arguments will be heard in March. The justices have long said that some partisan gerrymandering may be so extreme that it violates constitutional rights, but they have never been able to develop a standard for such cases.” (01/04/19)

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/04/politics/supreme-court-gerrymandering-cases/index.html

***** Everybody Has An Opinion *****

21) Who are the radicals: Libertarians or socialists?
Source: Libertarianism.org
by David S D’Amato

“Don Lavoie’s modern libertarian classic, National Economic Planning: What is Left?, is his attempt to claim radicalism for libertarians, to show that socialism, particularly as practiced in the twentieth century, runs contrary to radicalism. Socialists are now and were then regarded as radicals, as dedicated to a project of deep social transformation. Lavoie challenged this easy notion; he argued that the planned economies of the socialists were actually inherently reactionary — that the truly radical, revolutionary ideas belonged to libertarians.” (01/04/19)

https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/who-are-radicals-libertarians-socialists

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22) How Medicare For All could become the leading cause of death in America
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Nicholas DeSimone

“If Medicare for All covered all 325 million Americans — which include the nearly 30 million uninsured Americans and the 41 million more with inadequate health insurance — it would be the most disastrous third-party payer ever, once cost was not a primary factor. Including fatal medical errors and the hundreds of thousands of deaths resulting from longer wait times — already exhibited by VA health care — this could presumably make Medicare for All the single biggest factor to the leading cause of death in the US.” (01/06/19)

https://fee.org/articles/how-medicare-for-all-could-become-the-leading-cause-of-death-in-america/

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23) Trump’s terrible record on property rights
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“President Trump’s recent threat to use ‘the military version of eminent domain’ to seize property for his border wall highlights the ways in which building the wall would harm the property rights of Americans. Less widely recognized is the fact that the wall policy is just part of a larger pattern of administration policy initiatives and legal positions that threaten property rights on multiple fronts.” (01/05/19)

https://reason.com/volokh/2019/01/05/trumps-terrible-record-on-property-right

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24) Wilson’s Dan Wesson revolver
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Justice is something you won’t find associated with government. ‘Wilson’ was accused by a guy he knew of being involved with the guy’s wife. The guy came to Wilson’s house carrying a shotgun and yelling threats. Wilson met him at the door with his revolver held down at his side. A nice Dan Wesson revolver that he really liked. Seeing Wilson’s gun, the other guy decided to just yell at him for a bit, then walked back to his vehicle. But as he left he fired a shot from his shotgun into the air. Someone, either the shooter himself or a ‘concerned neighbor,’ soon called the cops about the ‘shot fired.’ An hour or so later, the cops showed up at Wilson’s door, arrested him and stole his revolver. They didn’t care about the fact that Wilson wasn’t the one who fired the shot– they didn’t want to hear it. They never checked up on the other guy. They had ‘the perp.’ Fortunately for Wilson, the jury didn’t buy it. They found him not guilty. So Wilson asked for the return of his revolver.” (01/06/19)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2019/01/wilsons-dan-wesson-revolver.html

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25) Tucker Carlson and Fox are wrong, on both immigration and free speech
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“In a free society, people have the right to say whatever they want. If Carlson and Fox want to claim that immigrants make America dirtier, they have every right to do so. By the same token, in a free society people have the right to do whatever they want with their own money. It’s their money. They have the right to stop spending their advertising money on Carlson’s show or on Fox News generally. When they engage in such a boycott, they are not engaging in ‘censorship’ …. The boycotters are simply exercising their fundamental, God-given right to do what they want with their own money. … Carlson and Fox also have it wrong with respect to immigrants and immigration. It’s isn’t immigrants or immigration that makes America dirtier, it’s the system of immigration controls that Carlson, Fox, conservatives, and liberals support that makes America dirtier.” (01/04/19)

https://www.fff.org/2019/01/04/tucker-carlson-and-fox-are-wrong-on-both-immigration-and-free-speech/

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26) One year later, “net neutrality” zealots proved dead wrong
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by staff

“A year ago, ‘net neutrality’ zealots warned that its repeal would spell doom for a ‘free and open’ internet. They could not have been more wrong. Net neutrality mania was so intense that one year ago FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had to cancel his appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show because of death threats he’d received. That was the same day the FCC published its final rule repealing ‘net neutrality.’ So-called experts predicted that removing a cumbersome Obama-era regulatory scheme (which granted the FCC virtually unchecked power over internet providers) would lead to the demise of the internet. Repealing ‘net neutrality’ regulations ‘would be the final pillow in (the internet’s) face,’ said The New York Times. The ACLU said it ‘risks erosion of the biggest free-speech platform the world has ever known.’ CNET declared that ‘net neutrality repeal means your internet may never be the same.’ CNN labeled repeal the ‘end of the internet as we know it.’ One of the Democratic commissioners on the FCC claimed that repealing ‘net neutrality’ would ‘green light to our nation’s largest broadband providers to engage in anti-consumer practices, including blocking, slowing down traffic, and paid prioritization of online applications and services.’” (01/.04/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/net-neutrality-ajit-pai-internet

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27) SCOTUS decision on obsolete liquor laws may provide clarity for a family in need
Source: USA Today
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

“When you move to another state, how long is it before you actually live there? That, in short, is the question the Supreme Court will decide this year in a case from my home state of Tennessee, due to be argued Jan. 16. Doug and Mary Ketchum moved from Utah to Tennessee because their special-needs daughter’s fragile health required it. Once in Memphis, they wanted to run a business that would give them a steady income with flexible enough hours to let them care for their daughter, Stacy. They bought Kimbrough Towers Fine Wine, but there was a catch. Although a new arrival to Tennessee (or any other state) can register to vote, acquire a driver’s license, own property, etc. more or less immediately, Tennessee law limits liquor licenses to people who have lived in the state for two or more years.” (01/03/19)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/01/03/supreme-courts-strike-obsolete-liquor-law-threatening-family-ketchum-column/2451960002

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28) We must be free to criticise Islam
Source: spiked
by Hardeep Singh

“One major problem with a term like Islamophobia is that, even with a working definition, it is inherently subjective. When it comes to speech, who judges what is sufficiently ‘offensive’ to constitute a phobia? Who adjudicates what is permissible within the boundaries of free speech and what strays into forbidden, ‘phobic’ territory? Legitimate criticism of aspects of Islam could be silenced under the proposed definition of Islamophobia, or criminalised as ‘hate speech.’ For example, according to the APPG report, ‘claims of Muslims spreading Islam by the sword or subjugating minority groups under their rule’ may be ‘Islamophobic.’ But that could censor discussion of historical facts, such as the gruesome aspects of the Mughal and Ottoman Empires or the Moor conquests, not to mention the crimes of modern-day ISIS.” (01/04/19)

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/01/04/we-must-be-free-to-criticise-islam/

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29) Everything that is wrong with mainstream feminism
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Outlets like MSNBC and Politico have been excitedly running headlines titled ‘The military-industrial complex is now run by women’ and ‘How women took over the military-industrial complex.’ Apparently four of America’s five top defense contractors are now women, whose names I will not bother to learn or report on because I do not care. These headlines are being derided by skeptics of the establishment mindset for the cartoonish self-parody of the corporate liberal mindset that they so clearly are, and rightly so. Pretty much everything in American mainstream liberalism ultimately boils down to advancing mass murder, exploitation and ecocide for profit while waving a ‘yay diversity’ banner so that the NPR crowd can feel good about themselves while signing off on it. But the fact that these stories exist and have an audience can also be blamed more specifically on the failures of mainstream feminism.” (01/05/19)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/01/05/this-is-everything-that-is-wrong-with-mainstream-feminism

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30) Tucker Carlson’s monologue insults his viewers
Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“Conservatives are abuzz about a long monologue delivered on Fox News by the host Tucker Carlson, who intimated solidarity with ‘normal Americans’ while accusing U.S. elites of callously betraying their countrymen. ‘If an obscure senator gave this speech,’ Kyle Smith wrote at National Review, ‘he’d be famous overnight.’ ‘A man or woman who can talk like that with conviction could become president,’ Rod Dreher gushed. ‘Voting for a conservative candidate like that would be the first affirmative vote I’ve ever cast for president.’ The monologue was compelling. It is easy to imagine large swaths of the viewing audience concluding that, if nothing else, the host is on their side. But Carlson failed the most basic test of respect for his audience: He told them blatant lies, falsehoods, and untruths, assuming that they wouldn’t notice. Some of us did.” (01/06/19)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/tucker-carlson/579460/

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31) Report on the state of the nullification movement
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“It’s one thing to have lofty goals. Achieving them takes more than strong rhetoric. You have to have a solid, actionable strategy.” [intro — full report available as download in various formats] (01/06/19)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/06/report-on-the-state-of-the-nullification-movement/

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32) Deploying censorship-resistance to uphold decentralization
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Jonas Sevel Karlberg

“At the heart of the crypto community is a belief in political decentralization — the belief that information on the internet should be accessible by all, and in the control of users. One of the main strengths of blockchain is its ability to resist censorship and operate in trust-less environments. Resistance to censorship via crypto systems comes through censorship-resistant transactions, which are unalterable. There is no way to rewrite a blockchain’s history. However, if blockchain is to protect the accessibility of information for all, it is imperative that it remains public.” (01/04/19)

https://news.bitcoin.com/deploying-censorship-resistance-to-uphold-decentralization/

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33) 2019 will be the year of more state control
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“A signature theme of the new year is the possibility of a malign confrontation between the world’s greatly enhanced capacity for electronic surveillance and the weakening of democratic control. The antidote to that risk is the democratic spirit and civil freedoms — both of which are suffering world-wide. These are not dead, but they are unwell, at times untended. The world’s two most populous states, China and India (together, around 37 percent of the global population) have rolled out nationwide digital systems of monitoring and classification. These combine the collection of personal information needed for fuller citizenship with the capacity for fuller surveillance and intervention by the state.” (01/03/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-surveillance-commentary/commentary-2019-will-be-the-year-of-more-state-control-idUSKCN1OY1OA

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34) Internet censorship empowers white supremacists
Source: The Libertarian Republic
by Emmanuel Sessegnon

“In a free market of ideas, where all theories are allowed to be discussed and shared, racism never wins. Activists during the Civil Rights Movement repeatedly out-argued racists because their ideology isn’t based in logic. It is based entirely in hatred. History shows how violently brutal it can be, and science demonstrates that racism has no basis in fact. When we refuse to engage their dangerous ideas, or worse yet censor them, they don’t magically disappear. Instead, they congregate on separate websites; away from anyone who could tell them the truth. These sites are cesspools of hardcore racism and unchecked conspiracy theories. When we fail to debate white supremacists on the facts, we don’t make their views less accessible. Instead, we push them into digital echo-chambers where their views are constantly reaffirmed and their racism only grows stronger.” (01/06/19)

https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/internet-censorship-empowers-white-supremacists/

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35) If mercantilism is so enriching, let’s try it on a per-household basis
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“If you believe that we Americans are made richer by government policies that force us to accumulate money by artificially selling more to others and buying less from others, you should be pleased to have protectionist policies imposed on your own individual household. But I wonder. Suppose that Trump shows up at your door, well-armed, and orders you not only to sell to your neighbor your t.v. and your wife’s jewelry, but also for the rest of your life to work more hours weekly than you wish. In return, you receive fair market prices and wages, all paid to you in cold, hard cash. Trump not only allows you to keep this cash for yourself, he demands that you never part with it.” (01/04/19)

https://cafehayek.com/2019/01/mercantilism-enriching-lets-try-per-household-basis.html

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36) Bolton won’t give up on illegal war in Syria
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“If there are any U.S. forces staying in Syria for an ‘undetermined amount of time,’ that would be a discouraging sign of how hard it has become for the U.S. to liquidate any position overseas. That would mean that our illegal military presence continues without Congressional authorization, U.S. forces would still be exposed to unnecessary risk in a country where they have no business being, and those troops would be tasked with ‘countering’ Iran with even smaller numbers and fewer resources than they have now. It has all the flaws of the previous policy. Reducing the number of troops in an illegal war doesn’t fix the real problem. None of them should be there, and anything less than a full withdrawal just leaves the door open to a troop ‘surge’ in the months and years that follow.” (01/05/19)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/bolton-wont-give-up-on-illegal-war-in-syria/

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37) How to oppose fascism
Source: The New Republic
by Jeet Heer

“Jason Lutes first started drawing Berlin, his epic graphic novel about the disintegration of the Weimar Republic, in 1996, when the topic seemed an esoteric choice for an American storyteller. The winding down of the Cold War brought with it an ostensible closure of the ideological battles of the early 20th century, leading some of the more triumphalist partisans of capitalism to proclaim nothing less than the end of human history. The future seemed more or less certain: America’s free-market, liberal democratic model would continue to prevail as the best of all possible worlds. Yet in going back to the apparently irrelevant past, Lutes became an inadvertent prophet. The cartoonist patiently drew his story in short, irregularly released pamphlets, gathered together every few years in paperback collections. When he finally finished the project and codified it in a hefty hardcover in 2018, what had once been antiquarian was now urgent. In the fraying and polarized America of Donald Trump, the Weimar Republic looks more like a mirror than a fading photograph.” (01/04/19)

https://newrepublic.com/article/152831/oppose-fascism

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38) Environmental restoration requires better incentives
Source: Property and Environment Research Center
by Jonathan Wood

“A driving force behind technological innovation and prosperity is ‘creative destruction.’ Old enterprises and technologies are constantly replaced by new ones that provide at least marginal improvements over those they replace. Although the overall effect of this process is clearly positive — who would trade a world with iPhones, cutting-edge medicines, and societies rich enough to care about the environment for life in the distant past? — it can complicate the cleanup of pollution resulting from past activities of now-defunct entities, even as it leads to new entities adopting more environmentally friendly practices. This is one of the most significant environmental issues affecting urban areas.” (01/04/19)

https://www.perc.org/2019/01/04/environmental-restoration-requires-better-incentives/

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39) Yemen and the War Powers Act
Source: Antiwar.com
by Arn Menconi

“There are two things you should never let your children see being made: sausage and policy. The House and Senate War Powers Resolutions were complicated to begin with, so most journalists and politicians were not able to explain half of it. For the wonkiest of wonks, here is some information about the two separate Resolutions invoking the War Powers Act to end U.S. support for the now widely reported Saudi-led war.” (01/05/19)

https://original.antiwar.com/arn_menconi/2019/01/04/yemen-and-the-war-powers-act/

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40) Trump misunderstands trade again — Apple iPhone edition
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“That President Donald Trump misunderstands the basics of trade is obvious enough, he’d not be slapping import taxes upon American consumers if that weren’t so. But it’s interesting to note quite how far he’s misunderstanding the basics here for he’s going further back into said basics errors than just trade. He’s getting the point of our having an economy at all wrong. The point being that the reason we have an economy at all is so that we can all consume more. It’s not, absolutely not, so that we can all work more. But that’s the assumption that Trump is making here about Apple’s iPhone — that we want the work, not the ability to have an iPhone.” (01/05/19)

https://www.continentaltelegraph.com/business/trump-misunderstands-trade-again-apple-iphone-edition/

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41) Democrats must slam the revolving door shut
Source: The Nation
by George Zornick

“As newly elected members of Congress took the oath of office Thursday, many of the representatives and staffers they replaced were across town preparing to swear allegiance to brand new masters: the lobbying shops and trade associations that eagerly gobble up congressional alumni and pay them exorbitant amounts to influence their former colleagues. Take Mark Epley, who was general counsel to former House Speaker Paul Ryan. Before Ryan even left office, Epley agreed to join the Managed Funds Association, an über-powerful trade group that represents several major hedge funds. Epley will start as executive vice president, managing director, and general counsel next month. David Eiselberg will soon settle in as senior director of tax policy for the National Association of Manufacturers, directly after serving as chief of staff for now-former Representative Sam Johnson, a retiring Republican of Texas and high-ranking member of the House Ways & Means Committee that crafted 2017’s massive tax-cut package.” (01/04/19)

https://www.thenation.com/article/revolving-door-k-street-pay-to-play/

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42) Quantum Vibe, 01/04/19
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (01/04/19)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1893

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43) The two faces of Canadian conservatism
Source: The Jolly Libertarian
by Marco den Ouden

“Conservatives, Dart notes, have been responsible for the creation of the CBC, the Bank of Canada, the Canadian National Railway and Ontario Hydro. ‘Conservatives, in short, are not for privatization, deregulation and a perpetual wariness of Ottawa.’ Canadians tend to lose sight of this. We think of Crown corporations as a left-wing thing, but even in British Columbia, it was the conservative Social Credit government of W.A.C. Bennett that nationalized B.C. Hydro and the Black Ball Ferries (now B.C. Ferry Corporation).” (01/05/19)

http://jollylibertarian.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-two-faces-of-canadian-conservatism.html

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44) How to secede from the biology wars
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“The enforcement of party discipline these days compares to the totalitarian regimes of the interwar period. As candidates, they only pretend to have particularized opinions; as elected politicos, they comply or else. But there is an even more vicious twist to the current struggles that go beyond politics as usual. What began as conventional politics has mutated into a culture war which took what now appears to be an inevitable turn to become a demographic war. It’s one group vs. another; at least this is what we are being told by the clerisy on a daily basis. We are being encouraged to think that there is no difference between politics and biology, same as with certain well-known nationalist movements in interwar Germany.” (01/05/19)

https://www.aier.org/article/how-secede-biology-wars

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45) Was Beto the Texas Democrats’ Lone Star?
Source: The American Prospect
by Justin Miller

“The mood was bittersweet at the El Paso Chihuahuas’ Minor League stadium — just blocks away from the U.S.-Mexico border — where thousands of Beto O’Rourke supporters had gathered for their election night party. For an hour or two, it appeared possible that O’Rourke was going to pull off the near-impossible: a Democratic victory in a Texas statewide election. … Just two years previous, O’Rourke was a backbench congressman from a dusty border town with no discernible profile in Washington, D.C., much less in the nation at large. Then, he transformed into a political phenom. He barnstormed through all of the state’s 254 counties in a rented Dodge Grand Caravan, live-streaming every stop along the way.” (01/04/19)

https://prospect.org/article/was-beto-texas-democrats%E2%80%99-lone-star

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46) Who owns us?
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“For those of us who advocate and practice (to the best of our abilities) the principle of self-government, the answer is obvious. Whether we are proponents, or even comfortable with, the philosophy of Ayn Rand or Harry Browne, or not. Whether we are believers in God the Creator, some other deity, or reject theism. Whether we are of Anglo or Irish, AmerInd or Moorish, Akan or Bantu, Hmong or Korean. Regardless of our ancestry. Whether we are dot.commillionaires or motel housekeepers, business owners or students. As lovers of liberty, we know that we own ourselves.” (01/05/19)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2019/01/05/who-owns-us/

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47) Don’t speak, memory: Resistance apes Trump in weaponizing amnesia
Source: Empire Burlesque
by Chris Floyd

“Making the social media rounds at the moment is a transcription of Rachel Maddow’s ‘utterly terrifying’ and ‘deeply chilling’ take on one tidbit from Trump’s surreal and probably drug-addled rambling in front of his Cabinet this week. At one point, Trump said the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in order to fight Islamic terrorism. But Maddow assures us, in great detail, that no one, anywhere — not even among Trump’s most rabid supporters, not even the bug-eyed goobers on Fox and Friends — has ever advanced the notion that the Soviet incursion had anything to do with terrorism. In fact, the only place in the history of the world in which this notion has ever been bruited is — of course — Putin’s Kremlin …. the fact that Afghanistan’s jihadi extremists were sowing chaos with acts of violence (which in our day we call terrorism but back then were called ‘freedom fighting’), and that this chaos was exacerbating the turmoil in the faction-ridden Soviet-backed secular government and was a factor in the Kremlin’s tortured decision to intervene, was once considered rather standard fare back in the distant days before history was displaced by hysteria.” (01/05/19)

http://www.chris-floyd.com/home/articles/don-t-speak-memory-resistance-apes-trump-in-weaponizing-amnesia-05012019.html

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48) Is capitalism making us fat?
Source: Acton Institute
by Rev. Ben Johnson

“As workers emerge from the holidays an average of one pound heavier, weight loss tops every list of New Year’s resolutions. Yet in 2019, physicians are asking politicians to classify obesity as a disease to be treated by taxing sugary foods — and some commentators are blaming our penchant for overindulgence on the capitalist system.” (01/04/19)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2019/01/04/capitalism-making-us-fat

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49) Even in power, Democrats proving to be their own worst enemy
Source: In These Times
by Miles Kampf-Lassin

“Lob any insult at a Republican politician — fascist, war hawk, religious zealot, racist ideologue, misogynist bigot — and they’re unlikely to flinch. Yet for mainstream Democrats, the slight they can’t abide is ‘tax-and-spend liberal.’ Democrats have a long-standing aversion to the charge that they’re willing to run higher deficits to fulfill policy objectives. Yet again, they have codified this trepidation by passing a rule that will both hamstring anything resembling a progressive agenda while also locking in austerity. The so-called ‘pay-go’ rule pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership requires any new tax cuts or spending increases to be offset by budget cuts or tax increases elsewhere. On Thursday night, the House passed a rules package including pay-go. The implementation of such a rule will tie the hands of Democrats when trying to pass major initiatives, from Medicare for All to a Green New Deal, at the very time the party’s base is demanding just such bold proposals.” [editor’s note: And this would be a bad thing because … ? SAT] (01/04/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21663/democrats-house-representatives-pay-go-rule-pelosi-alexandria-ocasio-cortez

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50) The new Title IX regulation helps women
Source: The Hill
by Wendy McElroy

“January fireworks will erupt in Congress when new Department of Education (DOED) Title IX rules come under review and debate. Title IX governs how sexual misconduct cases are handled on campuses that receive federal funds. The old rules, based on the 2011 dear colleague letter, are a legacy from Obama and feminism; that legacy has been rescinded, largely over concerns about its lack of due process. Enacting the new Title IX regulation does not require a vote. But it will prompt a congressional ruckus that continues the culture clash engulfing America. Opponents will assume women are the victims of men, with the new rules favoring the latter. Advocates will argue that a return to due process benefits both women and men.” (01/03/19)

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/423710-the-new-title-ix-regulation-helps-women

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51) Nice Guys Finish Free, episode 27
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Talking to the left and right.” [Flash audio or MP3] (01/06/19)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/talking-to-the-left-and-the-right-nice-guys-finish-free-ep-27/

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52) Interview: Jose Nino
Source: Peaceful Anarchism

“Please enjoy my recent conversation with Jose Nino. Herein we discussed how he came to libertarianism, Venezuela travelling there and family experiences, millennials enamored by Socialism, the horrors of Venezuela, South Africa is the next Venezuela, Scandinavian Socialism, crisis is the health of the State, Mike Maloney, Hidden Secrets of Money, Central Banking, Hyperinflationary Collapse, minimum wage rebutted, Ancient Rome hyperinflation, Socialism is the ultimate crash diet, solutions to Socialism, black markets save lives, economics of price gouging and more!” [Flash video or Flash audio] (01/06/19)

http://peacefulanarchism.com/jose-nino-venezuelan-socialist-hyperinflationary-collapse/

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53) Free Talk Live, 01/05/19
Source: Free Talk Live

“Government Shutdown Resulting in Hundreds of TSA Agents Calling Out of Work! :: Narcan and Bureaucracy :: How long would you work without pay? :: When will airports fire the TSA completely? :: Bureau of Prisons Also Not Paid :: Forced to Buy Narcan :: Opiate Addiction :: Scouting and Girls :: Opiate Abuse :: Fear of Lack of Government :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (01/05/19)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2019-01-05

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54) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 134
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Paul Advice, Graham Reassured, American Influence, NH Marijuana, White Marchers.” [Flash audio or MP3] (01/05/19)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2019/january/05/five-minutes-five-issues-paul-advice-graham-reassured-american-influence-nh-marijuana-white-marchers/

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55) Editor’s Break, episode 130
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 130 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: a bizarre occurrence in food delivery; the absurdity that is the stato-legal concept of ‘first-to-file’ and patents; how social justice warriors infantilize their peers; the origin of putting kids in separate bedrooms; confusing nationalism with patriotism and tribalism; why he writes and podcasts, primarily, plus a look at possible podcasts he’d like to start; and more.” [various formats] (01/04/19)

https://everything-voluntary.com/patents-social-justice-warriors-co-sleeping-tribalism-35m-editors-break-130

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56) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 27
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Jason Stapleton joins Johnny and Raylene to talk about his passion for creating a sphere of influence and self-empowerment through financial independence and working smarter, not harder.” [various formats] (01/04/19)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/blast-off-with-johnny-rocket-episode-27-the-influencer-w-jason-stapleton/

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57) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 203
Source: Free Man Beyond the Wall

“Destroying the Russia-Gate Narrative w/ Scott Horton.” [various formats] (01/04/19)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-203-destroying-the-russia-gate-narrative-w-scott-horton

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58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 293
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #293, I discuss Trump seeming to waver on his decision for a rapid withdraw of US troops from Syria. CNN reports a Pentagon official says the US troop withdraw from Syria will take 120 days. I cover what we know about the arrest of US citizen Paul Whelan in Russia. Whelan has been charged with spying.” [various formats] (01/04/19)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-293-trump-wavers-on-syria

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59) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 01/04/19
Source: Freedom’s Phoenix

“Bob Stanley (Founder & Chief Evangelist of the FreeNet Movement; Freos) on QAnon — Dr Judy Mikovits (PhD Molecular Biology) Vaccine Fraud News — Dr Phranq Tamburri calls in …” [MP3] (01/04/19)

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/253983-2019-01-04-01-04-19-bob-stanley-dr-judy-mikovits-dr-phranq.htm

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60) Ordered Liberty, episode 107
Source: National Review

“Alexandra and David discuss Tucker Carlson’s viral populist monologue and detail the problems with populism in general and right-wing populism in particular. Alexandra ends the podcast by taking on the New York Times on ‘personhood.’” [various formats] (01/04/19)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/ordered-liberty/episode-107-tucker-troubles/

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61) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 273
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Jason Brennan elaborates on his thesis that ‘you possess the same right of self defense against government agents as you do against fellow civilians.’” [various formats] (01/04/19)

https://www.libertarianism.org/podcasts/free-thoughts/resisting-state-injustice-jason-brennan

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62) Reason Podcast, 01/04/19
Source: Reason

“For today’s podcast, [Nick Gillespie] spoke with [Jonathan] Hoenig about what [Ayn] Rand meant by Americanism, why that’s important, and whether he’s optimistic about a country that he himself says is growing more collectivist on both the right and the left. We also talked about the fault lines between Rand’s Objectivism and the modern libertarian movement, Rand’s argument for complete abortion rights and her thoroughgoing secularism, and what it will take to revive the sort of individualism that Hoenig, like Rand, says is the essential foundation of America.” [various formats] (01/04/19)

https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/04/jonathan-hoenig-podcast

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63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1313
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“The latest claim — if you can believe it — is that so-called dollar stores make the poor poorer. This isn’t the first time the private sector has been condemned for expanding the choices available to the poor; I discuss three such cases in this maddening episode.” [various formats] (01/04/19)

http://tomwoods.com/ep-1313-capitalism-makes-poor-better-off-left-goes-berserk/

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64) Felony Friday, episode 157
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Jason [Brennan] has written nine books on a wide variety of topics. and is here today to discuss his latest book,When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice.” [various formats] (01/04/19)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2019/01/04/active-self-defense-against-state-injustice-with-jason-brennan/

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65) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 01/04/19
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Global debt has never been higher. It’s almost $250 Trillion. Obviously, the economic world that central banks have created are built on a house of sand. Central banks are socialistic institutions. They are monopolies created and sustained by governments. When the central banking house of cards comes down, it’ll be felt around the world. Ron Paul discusses on today’s Liberty Report!” [Flash video] (01/04/19)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/debt-the-opium-of-the-feds-manipulated-economy

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