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Volume XVI, Issue #3,886
Friday, January 12th, 2018
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In the News:

1) US House rejects limits on surveillance state
2) Ecuador grants citizenship to Assange in bid to end London embassy standoff
3) UK: Farage backs fresh Brexit referendum to “kill off” issue
4) US tries to ratchet cooling Korea tensions back up with dispatch of B-2 bombers to Guam
5) Trump: Why allow immigrants from “shithole countries?”
6) World’s oldest butterfly and moth fossils discovered in 200-million-year-old “pond scum”
7) Mnuchin: US will renegotiate NAFTA or pull out
8) New Mexico statehouse embarks on anti-harassment overhaul
9) Melania Trump beefs up East Wing staff with new hires
10) Pelosi: Companies’ tax-cut bonuses for workers amount to “crumbs”
11) Trump lauded delivery of F-52s to Norway. The planes only exist in “Call of Duty.”
12) Ex-general says he knows how powerful North Korea’s military is
13) Trump: “I probably have a very good relationship” with Kim Jong Un
14) Palestine: Israeli regime approves more than 1,100 new illegal squats in occupied West Bank
15) Bill would let Virginia cities remove Confederate monuments
16) OR: Woman will not be charged in shooting death of half-brother, police chief says
17) Walmart boosts minimum wage to $11, hands out bonuses up to $1,000 for hourly workers
18) LGBTQ groups silent after Chelsea Handler’s “homophobic” tweet to Lindsey Graham
19) Trump clears path for states to require employment for Medicaid
20) MO: Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail allegations

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Losing control of the American fear machine
22) Congress plotting to cut a hole in the Fourth Amendment, again
23) Ajit Pai’s personal hell, our national media’s failure
24) Foreign intervention is destroying us
25) What Twitter still doesn’t understand about its responsibility
26) Meet the coal miner’s daughter taking on Joe Manchin for Senate in West Virginia
27) Why today’s kids love socialism
28) Chasing down rabbit holes after Fusion GPS
29) Donald Trump’s two-faced presidency
30) Why Kim Jong Un wanted the Korea talks
31) Progressive Democracy
32) Fashionable bigotry
33) Move over ambulances, Uber’s coming
34) Celebrities and the presidency: No room for glamour in the Oval Office
35) Cliven Bundy case: How big a problem is prosecutorial misconduct?
36) Some Republicans think left turn is a “new way”
37) Will Hutton’s latest bright idea
38) Will Sheriff Joe be the next Roy Moore?
39) More on the ill-logic of mercantilism
40) It’s a terrible time for a Con Con
41) Donald Trump’s open meeting just proves how right Michael Wolff is
42) Sanctuary churches take in immigrants and take on Trump
43) Private prison continues to send ICE abductees to solitary confinement for refusing voluntary [sic] labor
44) Korea: Peace breaks out
45) The GOP’s tax reform offers no relief from the inflation tax
46) Debauching the currency
47) Switch off your kids’ phones and let them play outside
48) Class act
49) Ask Huawei about the “coming” US-China trade war
50) Ninth Circuit doubles down: Violating a website’s terms of service is not a crime

The Sound and the Fury:

51) MilLiberty, episode 63
52) FIREside chats, episode 4
53) Freedom Feens Radio, 01/11/18
54) So to Speak Podcast, 01/11/18
55) Essential Libertarianism, episode 13
56) Matt Taibbi on misogyny, the left vs. free speech, and the killing of Eric Garner
57) Free Talk Live, 01/10/18
58) Word and Numbers, 01/10/18
59) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1072
60) Editor’s Break, episode 47

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

1) US House rejects limits on surveillance state
Source: The Hill

“In a narrow victory for the Trump administration, the House on Thursday voted down a bid to impose new limits on how authorities can use information on Americans collected in foreign spying. The amendment failed by a vote of 183 to 233. Just a few hours before the vote, President Trump roiled the waters by sending out a tweet that appeared to contradict his own administration’s opposition to the changes, which were offered by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.).” (01/11/18)

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/368490-house-rejects-new-limits-on-government-surveillance-powers

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2) Ecuador grants citizenship to Assange in bid to end London embassy standoff
Source: Washington Post

“Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the South American nation’s foreign minister announced Thursday, in a bid to resolve an ‘unsustainable’ situation at its embassy in London, where Assange sought refuge more than five years ago. But a standoff with British authorities continued, as the Foreign Office rejected an Ecuadoran request that it grant diplomatic status to Assange, insisting instead that the Australian national ‘leave the embassy to face justice.’ Ecuador’s foreign minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, subsequently said that Assange would not leave the embassy in the absence of security guarantees.” (01/11/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/ecuador-grants-citizenship-to-julian-assange-in-bid-to-end-london-embassy-standoff/2018/01/11/55a4f232-f6ec-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_story.html

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3) UK: Farage backs fresh Brexit referendum to “kill off” issue
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Nigel Farage has proposed a second referendum on leaving the EU to settle the issue for a generation, as he believes the result would be the same again. The former Ukip leader suggested another poll would ultimately kill off the campaign for Brexit to be reversed, which is championed by remainers such as Tony Blair, Andrew Adonis and Nick Clegg. … Farage immediately won support from his ally Arron Banks, the prominent Brexit supporter who helped bankroll one of the leave campaigns. ‘If we do not act radically now, we will sleepwalk into a faux Brexit, in name only,’ he said. ‘True Brexiteers have been backed into a corner and the only option now is to go back to the polls and let the people shout from the rooftops their support of a true Brexit. Leave would win by a landslide.’” (01/11/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/11/nigel-farage-backs-fresh-brexit-referendum-to-kill-off-issue

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4) US tries to ratchet cooling Korea tensions back up with dispatch of B-2 bombers to Guam
Source: Japan Times [Japan]

“The U.S. Air Force has sent three B-2 nuclear-capable stealth bombers to Andersen Air Force Base on the island territory of Guam amid cooling tensions with North Korea. Around 200 airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri were recently deployed to Andersen in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission. ‘During this short-term deployment, the B-2s will conduct local and regional training sorties and will integrate capabilities with key regional partners, ensuring bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency,’ the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said on its website.” (01/11/18)

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/11/asia-pacific/u-s-deploys-three-powerful-b-2-stealth-bombers-guam-amid-cooling-tensions-korean-peninsula/

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5) Trump: Why allow immigrants from “shithole countries?”
Source: US News & World Report

“In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. should permit immigrants from ‘shithole countries’ as he rejected a plan by a bipartisan group of senators that would have changed rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people briefed on the conversation. The White House did not deny the comment. Trump made the remark in a meeting as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was explaining the outlines of an agreement that six senators had reached to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and bolster border security, the people said. … Trump specifically questioned why the U.S. would want to admit more people from Haiti. He also mentioned Africa and asked why more people from ‘shithole countries’ should be allowed into the U.S., the sources said.” (01/11/18)

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-01-11/lawmakers-renew-immigration-effort-as-a-shutdown-looms

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6) World’s oldest butterfly and moth fossils discovered in 200-million-year-old “pond scum”
Source: USA Today

“We’ll never look at pond scum the same way again. Scientists in Germany discovered the oldest known fossils of moths and butterflies while sifting through what could be described as 200-million-year-old ‘pond scum’ — ancient soil samples filled with pollen, spores, pieces of plants and insect legs and wings. Mysteriously, the fossilized insect remains turned out to be more than 70 million years older than the oldest known fossils of flowering plants, throwing a monkey wrench into how the co-evolution between flowers and their pollinating insects occurred. ‘The consensus has been that insects followed flowers,’ said Boston College research professor Paul K. Strother, co-author of the study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. ‘But that would be 50 million years later than what the wings were saying. It was odd to say the least, that there would be butterflies before there were flowers.’But even Charles Darwin called the mysterious evolution of flowering plants ‘an abominable mystery.’” (01/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/01/11/worlds-oldest-butterfly-and-moth-fossils-worlds-oldest-butterfly-and-moth-fossils-discovered-200-mil/1024442001

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7) Mnuchin: US will renegotiate NAFTA or pull out
Source: Raw Story

“Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. treasury secretary, said on Thursday that he expects the United States to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico or to pull out of the deal. ‘Ambassador (Robert) Lighthizer is doing an amazing job renegotiating NAFTA, and we expect that will be renegotiated or we’ll pull out,’ Mnuchin told journalists.” (01/11/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/us-will-renegotiate-nafta-or-pull-out-steve-mnuchin

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8) New Mexico statehouse embarks on anti-harassment overhaul
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“New Mexico-based lobbyists attended voluntary, state-sponsored training Thursday on how to prevent and report sexual misconduct, and lawmakers will be required to undergo similar training next week. It’s part of a push by the Legislature to make the Capitol work environment safer amid a nationwide debate over sexual misconduct. The Legislature is revising its anti-harassment policies after women began breaking their silence about sexual misconduct and harassment in the Capitol. Legislators last attended sexual harassment training in 2004. New anti-harassment policies and procedures could be adopted as soon as Monday, the day before the Legislature convenes for a 30-day session.” (01/11/18)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/New-Mexico-statehouse-embarks-on-anti-harassment-12491745.php

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9) Melania Trump beefs up East Wing staff with new hires
Source: Raw Story

“Melania Trump may be getting more serious about her bestowed role as the first lady. The ex-model on Thursday announced that she has filled three new positions in her East Wing staff–director of policy, director of operations and communications coordinator. Trump hired Reagan Thompson to focus on her policies and initiatives, according to a White House statement. Thompson previously worked in the National Security Council’s Middle East Directorate, and before that served as a policy and communications adviser for Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo. She also worked on national and statewide political campaigns for Facebook. The first lady hired Justin Caporale as operations director to manage day-to-day logistics and events and make travel arrangements. Caporale worked with the Trumps before, as the senior lead representative for advance and operations for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. He also served as a lead representative in the White House Office of Presidential Advance. Caporale was the national operations director for Concerned Veterans for America before starting a consulting firm focused on event management, among other areas, in 2015.” (01/11/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/melania-trump-beefs-up-east-wing-staff-with-new-hires

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10) Pelosi: Companies’ tax-cut bonuses for workers amount to “crumbs”
Source: Fox News

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the bonuses being handed out to workers by businesses across the country following the passing of the Republican tax act are mere ‘crumbs.’ Walmart on Thursday joined a growing list of companies who have decided to share the tax cut savings with employees, announcing a plan to boost pay and give bonuses worth up to $1,000 to workers. Walmart — the nation’s largest employer — pointed to the new tax cut legislation as the reason for the move. ‘In terms of the bonus that corporate America receives versus the crumbs they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic. It’s so pathetic,’ Pelosi said during a press briefing on Thursday. ‘I would hope that with their big advantage of bringing money home at a very low rate that they would invest in infrastructure and things, but our experience has been that they will do dividends, do stock buybacks and things like that,’ she continued. ‘I think it’s insignificant.’” (01/11/18)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/11/nancy-pelosi-companies-tax-cut-bonuses-workers-amount-crumbs

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11) Trump lauded delivery of F-52s to Norway. The planes only exist in “Call of Duty.”
Source: Washington Post

“President Trump’s announcement of U.S-made F-52s fighter aircraft delivered to Norway may have rattled its neighbor Russia, the source of rising tension among NATO allies. Was it a secret advanced jet capable of beating its Russian counterparts? A ruse to fool intelligence analysts? Neither, it turns out. The ‘F-52’ is a fictional jet only available to fly if you’re a gamer at the controls of ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.’ Trump lauded the sale of the fictional planes alongside Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House on Wednesday, remarking on the very real and growing defense relationship with America’s Northern Europe ally. … Trump was reading from a statement, and it appears he combined the figure of 52 planes with the ‘F’ designation assigned to fighter jets in the U.S. inventory, such as the F-35 Lightning II.” (01/11/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2018/01/11/trump-lauded-delivery-of-f-52s-to-norway-the-planes-only-exist-in-call-of-duty/

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12) Ex-general says he knows how powerful North Korea’s military is
Source: USA Today

“A distinguished retired South Korean general warned that a U.S. attack on North Korea would be met by well-armed soldiers fighting with religious fervor to defend their homeland. ‘I try to explain to the Americans — if we have to go into North Korea, it is not going to be like going into Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s not going to be like toppling (ex-Iraqi President Saddam) Hussein. This would be more like trying to get rid of Allah,’ said I.-B. Chun, referring to the Arabic word for God. Chun, speaking at a London think tank late Wednesday, said. ‘I said to my team: Can you imagine what that would look like? (North Korean leader) King Jong Un and his family is a cult in North Korea.’ The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea since its founding in 1948. Its three leaders (first Kim Il Sung, then Kim Jong Il and now Kim Jong Un) have inspired an intense, devotional following that has kept them in power.” (01/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/01/11/former-general-says-he-knows-how-powerful-north-koreas-military/1023471001

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13) Trump: “I probably have a very good relationship” with Kim Jong Un
Source: Fox News

“President Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Thursday that ‘I probably have a very good relationship’ with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, potentially opening the door to diplomacy with the rogue nation. The president declined to say whether he had spoken with Kim, telling the Journal, ‘I’m not saying I have or haven’t. I just don’t want to comment.’ The comments to the Journal echoed remarks Trump made to reporters over the weekend at Camp David, in which the president said that dialogue with Pyongyang was not impossible. ‘I always believe in talking,’ Trump said Saturday. ‘Absolutely I would do that, I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all.’ The president later added that any discussions with North Korea would be accompanied by unspecified conditions. The president’s remarks come after North and South Korea this week held their first talks in two years, and the North agreed to participate in the Winter Olympics in the South next month.” (01/11/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/11/trump-signals-hes-open-to-talk-to-kim-jong-un.html

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14) Palestine: Israeli regime approves more than 1,100 new illegal squats in occupied West Bank
Source: Independent [UK]

“Israel has approved the construction of more than 1,100 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, an NGO has said. A total of 1,122 new housing units had been approved in 20 settlements and outposts, a spokesman for Peace now told The Independent. … Earlier this week, Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Defence Minister, said authorities would approve the construction of 1,285 housing units to be built in 2018. He also said authorities were due to advance planning for 2,500 others in around 20 different settlements.” (01/11/18)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-west-bank-new-settlement-homes-occupied-palestine-palestinian-idf-gaza-a8152871.html

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15) Bill would let Virginia cities remove Confederate monuments
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Virginia cities would have the authority to remove or alter Confederate monuments under a proposal from a top Democratic state lawmaker. House Minority Leader David Toscano filed a bill this week that he said aims to clarify what’s allowed under an existing law designed to protect war memorials. The law prohibits governments from removing, damaging or defacing war memorials, but there is legal ambiguity about whether that applies to things erected before the law was passed. The long-simmering debate about what to do with symbols of the Confederacy was renewed this summer after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, which is part of Toscano’s district. The rally, which descended into deadly violence, was held in part to protest the liberal city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.” (01/11/18)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Bill-would-let-Virginia-cities-remove-Confederate-12491080.php

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16) OR: Woman will not be charged in shooting death of half-brother, police chief says
Source: Eugene Register-Guard

“No charges will be filed against the woman who shot and killed her half-brother during an argument Dec. 23 in Oakridge, said Oakridge Police Chief Kevin Martin. Angela Slabaugh, 36, of Oakridge shot Justin Ryan, 45, of Redmond in the head around 11:30 p.m. that night at her home on Teller Road. Martin described the shooting as self defense. Medics pronounced Ryan dead at the scene. According to Martin, Ryan was intoxicated and behaving violently when Slabaugh kicked him out of her home earlier in the day. … Ryan then returned to the residence and forced his way inside, Martin said. He was coming toward Slabaugh with his arms out toward her neck and she feared for her life, so Slabaugh shot him once in the head, Martin said.” (01/11/18)

http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/36327181-75/oakridge-woman-will-not-be-charged-in-shooting-death-of-half-brother-police-chief-says.html.csp

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17) Walmart boosts minimum wage to $11, hands out bonuses up to $1,000 for hourly workers
Source: USA Today

“Walmart is boosting the minimum hourly wage for its U.S. employees to $11 and dishing out bonuses of up to $1,000, crediting President Trump’s tax cut for enabling the move. The increase for the nation’s largest private employer also comes amid political pressure to bolster minimum wages and comes amid a hot streak for the retailer.” (01/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/01/11/walmart-boosts-minimum-wage-11-hands-out-bonuses-up-1-000-hourly-workers/1023606001/

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18) LGBTQ groups silent after Chelsea Handler’s “homophobic” tweet to Lindsey Graham
Source: Fox News

“LGBTQ groups are oddly silent regarding a tweet sent by former comedian Chelsea Handler on Wednesday that implied Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is a closeted gay man who’s appeasing President Trump instead of coming out of the closet. GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, National LGBTQ Task Force and a variety of other gay rights organizations have either ignored or declined to comment on Handler’s tweet when reached by Fox News. On Tuesday, Trump allowed cameras into a lengthy bipartisan immigration meeting with lawmakers. The former Netflix talk show host-turned-self-described activist apparently didn’t like what she heard from Graham, R-S.C., who participated in the meeting, and voiced her opinion to her more than 8 million followers.” (01/11/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/11/lgbtq-groups-silent-after-chelsea-handlers-homophobic-tweet-to-lindsey-graham.html

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19) Trump clears path for states to require employment for Medicaid
Source: Bloomberg

“The Trump Administration moved Thursday to allow states to impose work requirements on their Medicaid programs for the first time, the latest alteration of the nation’s health-care system through administrative action after Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare failed last year. The change will allow states to craft programs that would require Medicaid recipients to prove they are working, training for a job, or volunteering in their communities, according to guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Critics say the rules could mean more Americans are left without health insurance. But administration officials argue that the work requirements will strengthen the program and improve health outcomes by encouraging Americans to train for and seek out jobs.” (01/11/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-11/trump-clears-path-for-states-to-require-employment-for-medicaid

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20) MO: Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail allegations
Source: Chicago Tribune

“Responding to a bombshell news report that overshadowed his annual address to the legislature, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday night acknowledged that he’s been ‘unfaithful’ in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet. The Republican governor and his wife released a statement after the St. Louis television station KMOV reported that he had a sexual relationship with his former hairdresser in 2015. The station’s report, released late Wednesday after Greitens gave his State of the State address, said the woman’s ex-husband alleged Greitens photographed her nude and threatened to publicize the images if she spoke about the affair.” (01/11/18)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-missouri-greitens-affair-blackmail-allegations-20180110-story.html

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

21) Losing control of the American fear machine
Source: The American Conservative
by Peter Van Buren

“Fear has always been a tool of the vested interests to retain power, make money, and keep the masses under control. But now things may be veering off the rails. The old fears deployed by the nation’s power centers during and after the Cold War — commies and terrorists — are reliably set, with the levers of power fueling and cooling down as needed. … For a long time we’ve been acting like a shelter dog when the Bad Man comes into the room. The difference is that we’re always driven by anxiety more or less in the same direction, a straight line that can’t be anything but purposeful. The nasty twist for 2018 is that we live in a world with a mainstream media that has barely screened ideological biases, backed up by social media exhibiting barely contained mental instability. We are ever more diverse and ever more separated at the same time, divided into a thousand socially isolating sub-reddits. It isn’t practical anymore for us to have common fears.” (01/11/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/losing-control-of-the-american-fear-machine/

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22) Congress plotting to cut a hole in the Fourth Amendment, again
Source: Fox News Forum
by Andrew P Napolitano

“Hidden beneath the controversy stirred up last week by the publication of a book called Fire and Fury, a highly critical insider’s view of the Trump White House that the president has not only denounced on national television but also tried to prevent from being published and distributed, are the efforts of the Trump administration and congressional leadership to bypass the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. Here is the back story.” (01/11/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/11/judge-andrew-napolitano-congress-plotting-to-cut-hole-in-fourth-amendment-again.html

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23) Ajit Pai’s personal hell, our national media’s failure
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Something disturbing has been taking place in recent months which, if unchecked, poses a real danger to our democracy, yet has barely been noted by the mainstream media: The continuing, organized political harassment of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. Pai has been subject to a nonstop campaign of attacks, vilification and outright threats unseen in this country in decades. And why? Because he overturned a ruling by President Obama’s FCC imposed on the nation regarding ‘net neutrality.’ Net neutrality allows the government to regulate internet carriers like it did the telephone industry and to force them to treat all content providers and their customers the same. It’s a little like forcing car dealers to slap the same price on every car they sell, whether it’s sporty or dowdy, convertible or hard top, fast or slow, full of extras or stripped down. Who would ever sell Corvettes if they could only charge the price of a VW Bug?” (01/10/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/ajit-pais-personal-hell-our-national-medias-failure

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24) Foreign intervention is destroying us
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“[James]Madison believed that even without war, the biggest threat to the freedom and well-being of the American people lay not with foreigners or even domestic criminals but rather with the federal government itself. That is a shocking notion to some Americans living today, especially, no doubt, many millennials, given that they have been born and raised in a ‘war on terrorism’ in which the troops are thanked for protecting our ‘rights and freedoms’ and ‘keeping us safe.’ The notion that the federal government is the biggest threat to our freedom and well-being would also shock many in the boomer generation, given their conviction that the federal government is their friend and provider, especially now that it is taking care of them with its Social Security and Medicare programs. Madison’s conviction was shared by most Americans at that time.” (01/11/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/01/11/foreign-interventionism-destroying-us/

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25) What Twitter still doesn’t understand about its responsibility
Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“Twitter is designed to elicit frequent, unprompted, spontaneous, and unfiltered thoughts from its users, who come into conflict with one another as in no other medium, sometimes tweeting things they quickly regret. Those qualities make Twitter a lively, diverting forum for daily conversation — and render it particularly ill-suited to world leaders, as I recently argued. The unparalleled power that the words of world leaders carry make it singularly fraught for them to broadcast unprompted, spontaneous, unfiltered thoughts. And the stakes for minimizing needless conflict among them could not be higher. Thus, I urged, Twitter ought to just ban world leaders. There are so few of them. And the risk that one will abuse the platform in a way that irrevocably harms millions isn’t worth the tiny benefit humanity gains from following their tweets, given the myriad ways all world leaders can convey information to the public. Twitter now explicitly disagrees.” (01/11/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/at-least-nudge-world-leaders-to-tweet-responsibly/550013/

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26) Meet the coal miner’s daughter taking on Joe Manchin for Senate in West Virginia
Source: In These Times
by Ed Rampell

“On Dec. 27, 2017, self-professed ‘hillbilly’ Paula Jean Swearengin flew from her hometown of West Virginia to the posh enclave of Beverly Hills, Calif., to participate in a forum of reform-minded women running for Congress. But Swearengin, who is running in the Democratic primary for West Virginia Senate against incumbent Joe Manchin, has more in common with feisty fictional Southern union organizer Norma Rae than with the Clampetts of ‘Beverly Hillbillies.’ Unlike the oil rich Clampetts who struck ‘black gold’ on their land, Swearengin is critical of the energy industry, especially coal, which she told the forum’s standing room-only crowd had led to her relatives’ deaths by way of black lung disease. ‘I saw my grandfather suffocate to death,’ thundered the 43-year-old single mother of four. ‘I’m not going to worship a black rock.’” (01/11/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20828/paula-jean-swearengin-joe-manchin-senate-west-virginia

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27) Why today’s kids love socialism
Source: USA Today
by James Piereson & Naomi Schaefer Riley

“Why are young people growing more sympathetic to socialism? According to a survey conducted late last year by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a third of Americans and as many as 44% of Millennials would prefer to live under a socialist system than a capitalist one. This is more than a little puzzling at a time when socialism has proved a catastrophic failure in its remaining strongholds in Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba. Some observers blame leftist professors for this development. This makes sense. The renewed sympathy for socialism seems most pronounced among recent college graduates. It is demonstrably true that professors are overwhelmingly liberal and have become more so in the past three decades. But it is far from clear that classroom indoctrination is driving students to the far left.” (01/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/01/10/students-more-liberal-but-its-not-because-their-professors-james-piereson-naomi-riley-column/1012622001

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28) Chasing down rabbit holes after Fusion GPS
Source: The American Prospect
by Eliza Newlin Carney

“In their zeal to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Republicans have found a convenient scapegoat in the controversial consulting firm Fusion GPS. Republicans have subpoenaed the firm’s bank records, questioned its organizers for more than 20 hours, asked the FBI to investigate one of its subcontractors, and sued the firm for defamation. Fusion GPS is an easy target. As an outfit that traffics in digging up dirt on power brokers, the firm specializes in ‘finding unsavory things about unsavory people, at the behest of not-especially-savory clients,’ notes The New York Times. Republicans have made much of the firm’s ties to Russian lawyer and Moscow insider Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, who participated in a much-scrutinized meeting with Trump’s son, campaign manager, and son-in-law in 2016. But even Fusion GPS has constitutional and legal rights, and its treatment at the hands of Republicans helps explain why Democrats are so alarmed by the mounting GOP campaign to sabotage Mueller and his investigation.” (01/11/18)

http://prospect.org/article/chasing-down-rabbit-holes-after-fusion-gps

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29) Donald Trump’s two-faced presidency
Source: The New Republic
by Jeet Heer

“President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to attack his political enemies, but early Thursday morning he tweeted against his own administration by criticizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: The White House supports FISA’s reauthorization. As Jonathan Chait of New York magazine notes, the administration ‘sent its highest-ranking security officials to lobby Congress for reauthorization, and reiterated its endorsement of the law as recently as last night.’ As often happens, Trump seems to have influenced by his preferred cable news network. Prior to Trump’s tweet, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano had advocated against FISA reauthorization on Fox and Friends, one of the president’s favorite shows. Knowing that the commander-in-chief was likely to be watching, Napolitano turned to the camera and said, ‘Mr. President, this is not the way to go.’” (01/11/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/146584/donald-trumps-two-faced-presidency

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30) Why Kim Jong Un wanted the Korea talks
Source: Reuters
by Peter Apps

“Last year Kim Jong Un shocked the world with the unexpected speed of his nuclear missile development, his brutal crackdown on apparent rivals and suspicions that he ordered the assassination of his half-brother with a chemical nerve agent. This year, the North Korean leader is opening January with a diplomatic offensive — but that doesn’t mean a change of strategy. North Korean officials met their southern counterparts on Tuesday for the first such talks in two years. The outcome was an agreement to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics being hosted by South Korea next month as well as to hold military-to-military talks. Openness to dialogue is, of course, a mildly positive signal. None of that, however, means North Korea has any intention of slowing its drive for evermore powerful nuclear missiles and warheads, specifically those that would allow it to hit the United States. Instead, Pyongyang appears to be pursuing a deliberate and increasingly successful strategy to drive a wedge between Washington and South Korea.” (01/11/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apps-korea-commentary/commentary-why-kim-jong-un-wanted-the-korea-talks-idUSKBN1EZ25E

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31) Progressive Democracy
Source: Independent Institute
by Randall Holcombe

“Most Americans recognize that while the American Founders established a constitutionally limited government of enumerated powers, twenty-first century American government has expanded well beyond the boundaries our Founders designed. Some are unhappy about this; others believe it is entirely appropriate, thinking that our advanced post-industrial society needs much more government involvement than the mostly-agrarian nation did when it was founded. Regardless of whether one favors or opposes the massive expansion in the size and scope of government, the reason government has been able to escape the bounds of the constitutional constraints designed by the Founders is the acceptance of the ideology of Progressive Democracy.” (01/11/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/01/11/progressive-democracy/

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32) Fashionable bigotry
Source: Town Hall
by Mike Adams

“Since my last column on academic hypocrisy several readers have written to express the view that intolerance toward conservative Christians is the only form of intolerance that academics are willing to tolerate. Such a view seems reasonable at first glance. Upon further reflection it misses the mark. Tolerance presupposes a) a moral judgment against something and b) the choice to permit it. Hence, my readers’ views are overly charitable. In order to elaborate, I ask my readers to imagine the following thought experiment: The Dean of Journalism at a large public university refuses to sponsor a speaker as a part of a distinguished lecture series. In an email to the series benefactor, the Dean provides five reasons for the refusal.” (01/11/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/2018/01/11/fashionable-bigotry-n2432681

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33) Move over ambulances, Uber’s coming
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Charles Hughes

“As a mode of transportation to a hospital when a patients’ illness, injury or affliction precludes them from driving, ambulances are a blunt method that is far from perfect. Patients sometimes find themselves hit with substantial bills or end up at out-of-network hospitals that raise the price of care. Recent policy changes may also be exacerbating the situation, as one study found that the Affordable Care Act slowed ambulance response times by almost 20 percent. According to a new working paper by David J. G. Slusky of the University of Kansas and Leon S. Moskatel of Scripps Mercy Hospital, some people are foregoing ambulances and opting for ride-hailing services instead.” (01/11/18)

https://fee.org/articles/move-over-ambulances-uber-s-coming/

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34) Celebrities and the presidency: No room for glamour in the Oval Office
Source: Libertarianism.org
by Sarah Skwire

“I’ve been reminded of the debate over Washington’s title, and the first hints of the American desire for superstar Presidents by the events of the last few days. One TV star, Donald Trump, is currently in the White House — put there at least in part by his sheer recognizability and his talents for engaging the crowd and playing to the media. Another TV star, Oprah Winfrey, is currently considering the possibility of running for the White House — surely counting on her own recognizability and her devoted fan base to help put her there. Neither TV star possessed a dram of political experience or legal expertise prior to the moment they decided to set their sights on the oval office.” (01/11/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/celebrities-presidency-no-room-glamour-oval-office

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35) Cliven Bundy case: How big a problem is prosecutorial misconduct?
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Henry Gass

“Cliven Bundy wanted to walk out of the courtroom in his jail jumpsuit and ankle shackles. Deputy marshals blocked him from doing that. But if it hadn’t been for ‘flagrant misconduct’ committed by federal prosecutors and investigators in the case, the Nevada cattleman may not have been walking out at all. US District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the case, which related to an April 2014 standoff with federal officers seeking to impound Mr. Bundy’s cattle, ‘with prejudice’ this week — meaning prosecutors cannot retry the case on the same charges. ‘The court has found a universal sense of justice has been violated’ by prosecutors who withheld and misrepresented vast quantities of evidence, she wrote. The case is a dramatic example of prosecutorial misconduct, which some legal experts see as a cultural flaw in the criminal justice system. Prosecutors are arguably the most powerful actors in the system, in part because they are the gatekeepers for most evidence in a case. Having to provide evidence to a defendant while also seeking to beat them in court understandably can lead to temptation, legal experts say.” (01/11/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2018/0111/Cliven-Bundy-case-How-big-a-problem-is-prosecutorial-misconduct

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36) Some Republicans think left turn is a “new way”
Source: The American Spectator
by Steven Greenhut

“Some bad ideas — and bad politicians — just won’t go away. Former California Republican Assembly leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, who was pressured to leave his top leadership post after signing on to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 10-year extension of the business-killing cap-and-trade program, has announced a ‘new’ plan to help the GOP ‘regain its relevance,’ as the Los Angeles Times put it this week. It’s more likely to put an end to any vestige of relevance the collapsing party may still have.” (01/11/18)

https://spectator.org/some-republicans-think-left-turn-is-a-new-way/

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37) Will Hutton’s latest bright idea
Source: Adam Smith Institute
by Tim Worstall

“As we know, Will Hutton has many ideas about how the world should be run. There always seems to be something of a flaw with said ideas. Here it’s that his basic assertion, that re-nationalisation can take place at no cost to taxpayers, which is simply wrong.” (01/11/18)

https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/will-huttons-latest-bright-idea

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38) Will Sheriff Joe be the next Roy Moore?
Source: National Review
by Theodore Kupfer

“Joe Arpaio, the infamous former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., announced on Tuesday that he is running for the Senate seat soon to be left open by retiring Republican senator Jeff Flake. … His decision to run could help [Martha] McSally, splitting the hardline populist vote and clearing the congresswoman’s path to the nomination. … The danger, however, is that Arpaio becomes the next Roy Moore: winning the primary only to lose in embarrassing fashion in the general election.” (01/11/18)

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455336/joe-arpaio-arizona-senate-run-roy-moore-example-shouldnt-be-repeated

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39) More on the ill-logic of mercantilism
Source: Cafe Hayek

“Mercantilists are mired in the odd misunderstanding that, because Jeff [Bezos], Bill [Gates], and Dave [a fictitious hedge fund manager] would on paper be even richer if they each lived like paupers, they harm themselves when they spend the money they’ve earned. According to mercantilist ill-logic, each should spend nothing beyond that infinitesimally small portion of his fortune that is necessary to keep him alive and working well; each should refuse to buy the likes of mansions, jets, automobiles, closets full of clothing, a personal chef, private schooling for his kids and grandkids, and exotic vacations. Mercantilists see nothing beyond $$$ (or whatever currency they happen to obsess over). But here’s an odd fact: as much as mercantilists love money, they implicitly reject at least three of money’s four chief functions.” (01/11/18)

http://cafehayek.com/2018/01/ill-logic-mercantilism.html

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40) It’s a terrible time for a Con Con
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ethan Danielowski

“Many individuals supporting an Article V Convention mean well — they are rightly fed up with the federal government, and they have become convinced that amending the U.S. Constitution at a convention would force restraints on the feds and restore lost freedoms. But, the U.S. Constitution is not the problem, and an ‘Article V Convention’ is not the solution.” (01/11/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/terrible-time-con-con-5

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41) Donald Trump’s open meeting just proves how right Michael Wolff is
Source: The Daily Beast
by Margaret Carlson

“The biggest, the best, the longest White House reality episode took place on Tuesday to dismal ratings. Rather than be the sure-fire, live-cast way to change the subject from Michael Wolff’s book in which his staff and others declared his dangerous incompetence and show Trump at his deal-making best, the meeting revealed that on the whole Wolff got it right. Trump had only to hold two things in his mind at the same time. DACA, yes; the Wall he chanted about at every campaign rally, yes. And oh, don’t be wooed by Democrats. Do not flirt, as he did with Chuck and Nancy over Chinese food. Do not believe they like you. Do not give in to the thrill of the deal. Democrats are the enemy. But he couldn’t do that and his failure happened in real time for everyone to witness.” (01/10/18)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trumps-open-meeting-just-proves-how-right-michael-wolff-is

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42) Sanctuary churches take in immigrants and take on Trump
Source: Reason
by Shikha Dalmia

“Just as law enforcement officers in sanctuary cities refuse to obey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) orders commanding them to detain unauthorized aliens without a warrant, sanctuary churches refuse to heed anti-harboring laws that make it a criminal offense to knowingly shield or transport an ‘alien who has entered the United States in violation of the law.’ There is a big difference between the two forms of sanctuary, though. Despite all the outrage, nothing prevents Uncle Sam from hauling immigrants — even legal ones — away from any city in America for deportation. … But when it comes to sanctuary churches, ICE’s own internal administrative guidance, along with age-old custom, bars the government from engaging in confrontational enforcement activities on the premises of houses of worship.” (for publication 02/18)

http://reason.com/archives/2018/01/11/sanctuary-churches-take-in-imm

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43) Private prison continues to send ICE abductees to solitary confinement for refusing voluntary [sic] labor
Source: The Intercept
by Spencer Woodman

“Officials at a privately [sic] run Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in rural Georgia locked an immigrant detainee in solitary confinement last November as punishment for encouraging fellow detainees to stop working in a labor program that ICE says is strictly voluntary. Shoaib Ahmed, a 24-year-old who immigrated to America to escape political persecution in Bangladesh, told The Intercept that the privately run detention center placed him in isolation for 10 days after an officer overheard him simply saying ‘no work tomorrow.’ Ahmed said he was expressing frustration over the detention center — run by prison contractor CoreCivic — having delayed his weekly paycheck of $20 for work in the facility’s kitchen.” (01/11/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/01/11/ice-detention-solitary-confinement/

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44) Korea: Peace breaks out
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“North Korea today is depicted as practically an alien civilization peopled by soulless robots who move in unison according to the dictates of the Supreme Leader: that’s why it’s so easy for H.R. McMaster and his fellow demons to plot and scheme a ‘limited’ military strike on North Korea because Kim is not to be permitted to possess nukes capable of hitting the US, even theoretically (they probably don’t have the aiming device perfected). But of course several countries already possess this capability, among them one of the most radical Islamic nations on earth: Pakistan. Why wouldn’t deterrence work with Kim, as it worked with Stalin and others? Indeed, we can see it working now even as Kim initiates peace talks.” (01/11/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/01/10/korea-peace-breaks/

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45) The GOP’s tax reform offers no relief from the inflation tax
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Brendan Brown

“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law on December 22, 2017 promises no relief from one big tax on income — the inflation tax. Quite the contrary, there are strong grounds to expect this burden to increase as new and unannounced methods of collection evolve further. In recent years, the Fed’s commitment to the two-percent inflation standard, buttressed by radical experimentation in interest rate manipulation, has created a famine of interest income from which Uncle Sam has been a main gainer. Just look at the dwindling interest bill on government debt. As the Federal deficit to GDP ratio now climbs to a new peacetime record for the US economy in a late boom phase of its business cycle, this partly hidden and widely underestimated form of inflation tax alongside its older forms loom large as potential expedients to tackle crumbling public finances.” (01/10/18)

https://mises.org/wire/gops-tax-reform-offers-no-relief-inflation-tax

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46) Debauching the currency
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by James Cook

“Often people who make gloomy predictions about the economy have an ulterior motive. They want to sell a newsletter, a book, precious metals, or even storage food. In some cases they have no basis for their views other than an opinion. I like to think that what I write originates with the economic thinkers of the Austrian School of economics. They issued many warnings and gloomy predictions. I believe they are right and at some point our economy and monetary system will falter. In fact, a sudden crisis can appear at any time. Panic and fear can paralyze the nation and high and mighty assets can quickly turn to dust. A great leveling lurks off shore. When it crashes down upon us, as it inevitably will, we are likely to suffer through the worst financial collapse in history.” (01/11/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/debauching-the-currency/

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47) Switch off your kids’ phones and let them play outside
Source: spiked
by Frank Furedi

“No doubt there are many troubling things about smartphone-use among children. But to diagnose this as ‘smartphone addiction’ is to mystify — and medicalise — what is in truth a social and cultural problem. Society increasingly labels bad habits and irresponsible behaviour as forms of addiction. This suggests that the person in question is powerless, not really in control of his choices, and easy prey for a medical condition. Through having their bad habits turned into medical problems, people are relieved of the burden of taking responsibility for their actions.” (01/11/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/switch-off-your-kids-phones-and-let-them-play-outside/

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48) Class act
Source: Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Roderick Long

“Karl Marx once wrote: ‘I do not claim to have discovered either the existence of classes in modern society or the struggle between them. Long before me, bourgeois historians had described the historical development of this struggle between the classes, as had bourgeois economists their economic anatomy.’ … The main difference between Marx and the liberals was that Marx took the differentiation between ruling and ruled classes to be grounded in differential access to the means of production, whereas the liberals took the differentiation between ruling and ruled classes to be grounded in differential access to predatory power, and in particular to the power of the state.” (01/10/18)

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2018/01/class-act/

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49) Ask Huawei about the “coming” US-China trade war
Source: Cato Institute
by Daniel J Ikenson

“Speculation is rampant that President Trump will soon announce sanctions against China for its heavy-handed intellectual property and technology transfer policies, cavalierly thrusting us into a deleterious trade war. Huawei Technologies has news for these speculators: For over a decade, Washington and Beijing have been waging a tit-for-tat technology trade war, which is escalating and claiming victims as you read.” (01/10/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/ask-huawei-about-coming-us-china-trade-war

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50) Ninth Circuit doubles down: Violating a website’s terms of service is not a crime
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Jamie Williams

“Good news out of the Ninth Circuit: the federal court of appeals heeded EFF’s advice and rejected an attempt by Oracle to hold a company criminally liable for accessing Oracle’s website in a manner it didn’t like. The court ruled back in 2012 that merely violating a website’s terms of use is not a crime under the federal computer crime statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. But some companies, like Oracle, turned to state computer crime statutes — in this case, California and Nevada — to enforce their computer use preferences. This decision shores up the good precedent from 2012 and makes clear —
if it wasn’t clear already — that violating a corporate computer use policy is not a crime.” (01/10/18)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/01/ninth-circuit-doubles-down-violating-websites-terms-service-not-crime

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51) MilLiberty, episode 63
Source: Outset Magazine

“This week on MilLiberty, Jeffrey Tucker returns to the program to help explain what Bitcoin is. Caleb and Jeffrey discusses the origin of Bitcoin, how is gained in popularity, and what the difference is between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. After getting into the background and the basics of Bitcoin, they theorize a little bit about the potential future cryptocurrencies have the potential to create, regardless of government. If you’ve ever had questions about what Bitcoin is or how it works, this is the episode you want to listen to.” [Flash audio] (01/11/18)

http://outsetmagazine.com/2018/01/11/jeffrey-tucker-bitcoin/

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52) FIREside chats, episode 4
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Round table chat featuring FIRE legal actions for free speech vs. Essex County College and Drexel University. [Flash video] (01/11/18)

https://www.thefire.org/fireside-chats-04-essex-county-college-drexel-university/

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53) Freedom Feens Radio, 01/11/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Lou and Randy discuss the legalization cannabis in California and the use of state nullification by the California government to protect against federal tyranny. They also discuss the New York Governor getting angry about tax loopholes being closed for his rich residents and the city of Seattle texting sugary beverages.” [various formats] (01/11/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15505

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54) So to Speak Podcast, 01/11/18
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

“Was our modern First Amendment born out of a chance encounter on a train bound for Boston in 1918? On this episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we speak with Seton Hall Law Professor Thomas Healy. He argues that Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ unlikely run-in with Judge Learned Hand in the summer of 1918 set off a series of events that culminated in a new trajectory for the First Amendment in America.” [various formats] (01/11/18)

https://www.thefire.org/so-to-speak-podcast-the-great-dissent-with-professor-thomas-healy/

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55) Essential Libertarianism, episode 13
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Whacha gonna do — excerpts from a speech by Gene Sharp” [various formats] (01/11/18)

https://www.essentiallibertarianism.com/2017/11/15/whatcha-gonna-do-el013/

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56) Matt Taibbi on misogyny, the left vs. free speech, and the killing of Eric Garner
Source: Reason

“Reason’s Nick Gillespie spoke with [Matt] Taibbi about his new book, free speech and the left, the recent negative attention that his work has received, and issues on which progressives and libertarians overlap in powerful, if always uneasy, ways.” [Flash video] (01/11/18)

http://reason.com/reasontv/2018/01/11/matt-taibbi-media-police-eric-garner

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57) Free Talk Live, 01/10/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“NH’s Pro-Gun Culture :: Open Carry :: FTL Launches a Discord :: Constitutional Amendment for Privacy :: Harvey Weinstein Attacked :: Big Pussy :: Police Drones :: EU Bitcoin Crackdown :: Bitcoin Bad Rap :: Credit Card Debt At Record Levels :: HOSTS — Ian, Will, Mike.” [various formats] (01/10/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-01-11

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58) Word and Numbers, 01/10/18
Source: Foundation for Economic Education

“Unintended consequences happen all the time in everyday life, but when legislators and regulators act, the consequences are on a much larger scale. Unintended consequences abound in pretty much every aspect of regulated life to various degrees. Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they talk about this and more on this week’s episode of Words and Numbers.” [various formats] (01/10/18)

https://fee.org/articles/when-do-gooders-do-bad/

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59) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1072
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“With Steve Bannon on the outs with Trump and out at Breitbart, David Stockman — director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan — returns to discuss Bannonism, the Trump economy, and what’s in store. And is he sticking to his claim that Trump won’t survive 2018?” [various formats] (01/10/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1072-david-stockman-on-bannon-trump-and-whats-coming-for-the-economy/

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60) Editor’s Break, episode 47
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 047 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson running for President of the United States, the importance of governance in a voluntary society, what ‘duly elected’ means and non-voters being credited for a vote of non-confidence, dealing with anger, especially as it concerns raising children, and why attacking bigotry should take a back seat to attacking prickish behavior and violence.” (01/10/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/celebrity-presidents-voluntary-governance-benign-bigotry-28m-editors-break-047

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