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In the News:

1) Six VW employees indicted in emissions scandal; company to pay $4.3 billion
2) Report: Former British spy behind Trump Watersportsgate dossier identified
3) Gambia: Jammeh vows “to stay till election ruling”
4) Mexico: Governors meet for Anti-Trump contingency plan
5) Poland: Ruling party prevails in standoff in parliament
6) Stolen NSA “Windows Hacking Tools” now up for sale!
7) Philippines: Regime to offer free contraceptives to six million women
8) Iceland: New government could restart talks on entering EU
9) Knights of Malta defy pope’s investigation into sacking of top member
10) Report: SCOTUS cases could reshape special education
11) Trump: Pharmaceutical companies “getting away with murder”
12) Browser AutoFill feature can leak your personal information to hackers
13) CA: UCSF doctor cites industry bias in health studies linked to soda industry
14) NAACP head calls Sessions “unfit” for attorney general
15) Trump picks David Shulkin for secretary of Veterans Affairs
16) US regime charges “Cartel” currency traders in market-rigging case
17) Every Dutch train now runs on wind power
18) “Rising tide of authoritarianism,” warns eminent recent example
19) Taiwanese, South Korean, Japanese fighters scramble as China tensions escalate
20) Survey: Two-thirds of cops say marijuana laws should be relaxed

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) How history will see libertarians v. Laura Ingraham
22) Bitcoin isn’t the corpse. It’s the undertaker.
23) US bombs and anti-American terrorism
24) Did the Russians poop in the hallway?
25) The Deep State goes to war with president-elect, using unverified claims, as Democrats cheer
26) Democrats should run a celebrity for president, too
27) Why Crowdstrike’s Russian hacking story fell apart
28) A just conclusion in the Snowden case
29) Is Barack Obama our most successful president?
30) A few thoughts on ID, privacy, and us vs. the snoops
31) Americans eat too much cake, but the government isn’t to blame
32) The conquering loser
33) What we can learn from the pacifist movement against World War One
34) Did Julian Assange just use the Bitcoin blockchain to prove he is alive?
35) Why don’t trade unions support an unconditional basic income (precisely when they should)?
36) Politicians bearing GIFs
37) Gracian’s aphorism #297: Always act as if your acts were seen.
38) Sessions should not be attorney general
39) Watersportsgate: Who’s post-truth now?
40) The Empire Strikes Back
41) The “curse” of labor-saving machinery is nothing new
42) A common conservative fallacy
43) Finally revealed: Cloudflare has been fighting NSL for years
44) Did 4chan troll the CIA?
45) Prospects bleak for MLS proposal — and that’s a good thing
46) Facebook Live torture suspects shouldn’t be charged with hate crime
47) Where’s the evidence?
48) Obama’s farewell address
49) Trump and the economic ignorance on which he surfs are both appalling
50) Worst of times
51) Why Republicans should let ObamaCare self destruct
52) US out of space
53) The fall of cyber liberalism and the promise of cyber activism
54) The social constitution of the gold standard
55) Won’t you come back, my dear friend?

The Sound and the Fury:

56) Electric LibertyLand, episode 2
57) Reason Podcast, 01/11/17
58) Freedom Feens Radio, 01/11/17
59) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 01/11/17
60) The Fifth Column, episode 41
61) Tenther Tuesday, episode 7
62) The Jason Stapleton Program, 01/11/17
63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 821
64) The Libertarian Angle, 01/11/17
65) Free Talk Live, 01/10/17

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

1) Six VW employees indicted in emissions scandal; company to pay $4.3 billion
Source: Yahoo! News

“Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany were indicted in the U.S. on Wednesday in the VW emissions-cheating scandal, while the company itself agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion — by far the biggest fine ever levied by the government against an automaker. … The six supervisors indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit were accused of lying to environmental regulators or destroying computer files containing evidence. All six are German citizens, and five remained in Germany. The only one under arrest was Oliver Schmidt, who was seized over the weekend in Miami during a visit to the U.S.” [editor’s note: The $4.3 billion is a “nice company ya got here, be a shame if anything happened to it” fee — the company already agreed to a $14.7 billion settlement to buy back or repair vehicles that fooled government bureaucrats working the emissions testing racket – TLK] (01/11/17)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/vw-emissions-cheating-deal-could-050239705.html

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2) Report: Former British spy behind Trump Watersportsgate dossier identified
Source: New York Daily News

“The source behind a dossier of alleged ‘kompromat’ held by the Russians on Donald Trump is a former British spy turned private intelligence businessman, according to a report. Christopher Steele, 52, is the director of Orbis Business Intelligence in the U.K., according to the Wall Street Journal. Steele was not identified in a CNN report breaking news that U.S. agencies had given a summary of his 35-page document that contained allegations of Trump engaging in ‘perverted sexual acts’ in a Moscow hotel room. … Donald Trump has called the dossier ‘all fake news’ and denied the allegations at a Wednesday press conference where he berated the media for reporting on it.” (01/11/17)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/christopher-steele-identified-spy-behind-trump-dossier-article-1.2943949

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3) Gambia: Jammeh vows “to stay till election ruling”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has said he will not step down before a Supreme Court decision on disputed elections, a ruling now not expected until May. In a nationwide TV broadcast, the longstanding ruler also reiterated his concern at ‘foreign interference.’ Regional mediators, led by Nigeria’s president, are expected in The Gambia on Friday to urge him to accept defeat following December’s election. President-elect Adama Barrow says he will be inaugurated next week. Mr Jammeh, who initially accepted defeat in the 1 December poll, lodged a case before the Supreme Court after the electoral commission changed some results.” (01/11/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38582180

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4) Mexico: Governors meet for Anti-Trump contingency plan
Source: PanAm Post

“The National Conference of Governors in Mexico is working on a strategy to address measures that could be put in place by President-elect Donald Trump regarding trade. President of the Conference, Governor of Morelos, Graco Ramirez said Donald Trump’s attitude is an opportunity for the Mexican government as well as for the Mexican people to extend their vision and look for opportunities in other parts of the world.” (01/11/17)

https://panampost.com/elena-toledo/2017/01/11/mexican-governors-meet-for-anti-trump-contingency-plan/

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5) Poland: Ruling party prevails in standoff in parliament
Source: Albany Democrat Herald

“Poland’s conservative ruling party appeared to prevail Wednesday in an ongoing standoff in parliament as the Senate approved a budget that centrist opponents said was passed illegally. In an unprecedented political crisis, opposition lawmakers have occupied the plenary hall in the Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, since Dec. 16. The main point of contention was a budget vote which two centrist opposition parties said was held illegally. They had demanded a repeat vote.” (01/11/17)

http://democratherald.com/news/world/polish-ruling-party-prevails-in-standoff-in-parliament/article_f734594c-feaa-5520-8412-581d2f273b72.html

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6) Stolen NSA “Windows Hacking Tools” now up for sale!
Source: The Hacker News

“The Shadow Brokers who previously stole and leaked a portion of the NSA hacking tools and exploits is back with a Bang! The hacking group is now selling another package of hacking tools, ‘Equation Group Windows Warez,’ which includes Windows exploits and antivirus bypass tools, stolen from the NSA-linked hacking unit, The Equation Group.” (01/10/17)

http://thehackernews.com/2017/01/nsa-windows-hacking-tools.html

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7) Philippines: Regime to offer free contraceptives to six million women
Source: Akron Beacon Journal

“Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church. Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the intensified drive to make contraceptives available and ensure ‘zero unmet need for family planning’ is important to reduce poverty.” (01/11/17)

http://www.ohio.com/news/world/philippines-to-offer-free-contraceptives-to-6-million-women-1.739467

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8) Iceland: New government could restart talks on entering EU
Source: Arizona Daily Star

“Iceland got a new, Pirate Party-free government on Wednesday, almost three months after an election that produced no outright winner. The center-right Independence Party, which won the largest share of seats, formed a coalition with the smaller Reform and Bright Future parties. Together the three parties hold the slimmest of majorities — 32 of the 63 seats in parliament.” (01/11/17)

http://tucson.com/news/world/iceland-gets-new-govt-could-restart-talks-on-entering-eu/article_1499f761-ba7e-5cad-a953-054df08f889f.html

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9) Knights of Malta defy pope’s investigation into sacking of top member
Source: Yahoo! News

“The order of the Knights of Malta has refused to cooperate with a Vatican investigation ordered by Pope Francis, in the latest twist of a public spat between two of the world’s oldest institutions. All members of the ancient Roman Catholic order, which now runs charities, hospitals and disaster relief in 120 countries, swear allegiance to the pope. However, its leaders have been locked in a legal tussle with the Holy See since one of its top knights was sacked in the chivalric equivalent of a boardroom showdown. Grand Master Matthew Festing fired Grand Chancellor Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, accusing him of allowing the use of condoms in Myanmar when he ran Malteser International, the order’s humanitarian aid agency.” (01/11/17)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/knights-malta-defy-popes-investigation-sacking-top-member-163428654.html

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10) Report: SCOTUS cases could reshape special education
Source: Christian Science Monitor

“While for most Americans there have been few eye-catching cases at the United States Supreme Court this year, for disabled students, their parents, and the cash-strapped school districts that educate them, this could be a banner year. The high court will hear arguments Wednesday in what experts say is the most important special education case to come before the justices in almost 25 years. The case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, will revisit the knotty question of what quality of education school districts must provide their disabled students. The court heard arguments two months ago in another special education case, Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, that questions when the parents of disabled students can seek damages from a school district in federal court.” (01/11/17)

http://www.csmonitor.com/EqualEd/2017/0111/How-US-Supreme-Court-cases-could-reshape-special-education

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11) Trump: Pharmaceutical companies “getting away with murder”
Source: Reuters

“U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said pharmaceutical companies are ‘getting away with murder’ in what they charge the government for medicines, and promised that would change. After his remarks, the Ishares Nasdaq Biotech ETF dropped 4 percent at its session low and was on track for its largest daily percentage drop since late June. Trump has blasted other industries for charging the government too much, particularly defense companies Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, but has made only a few public statements about drug pricing since being elected. After his promise during a news conference, the ARCA pharmaceutical index fell 2 percent as Pfizer Inc gave up 2.6 percent and Johnson & Johnson fell 1 percent. Biotech Gilead Sciences Inc fell 2.3 percent.” [editor’s note: Once again, he is correct; could this become a habit? – SAT] (01/11/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-drugpricing-idUSKBN14V24J

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12) Browser AutoFill feature can leak your personal information to hackers
Source: The Hacker News

“Just like most of you, I too really hate filling out web forms, especially on mobile devices. To help make this whole process faster, Google Chrome and other major browsers offer ‘Autofill’ feature that automatically fills out web form based on data you have previously entered in similar fields. However, it turns out that an attacker can use this autofill feature against you and trick you into spilling your private information to hackers or malicious third parties.” (01/11/17)

http://thehackernews.com/2017/01/browser-autofill-phishing.html

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13) CA: UCSF doctor cites industry bias in health studies linked to soda industry
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Of the 60 scientific studies conducted since 2001 to determine whether drinking sugar-sweetened beverages contributes to obesity or diabetes, 26 of them found no link. All 26 of those had something in common: They were funded by the sugar-sweetened-beverage industry or conducted by people who have financial ties to the industry. Of the 34 studies that did find a link between drinking sugary drinks and developing diabetes or becoming obese, just one was funded by the beverage industry. The rest were conducted independently. These are the new findings of Dr. Dean Schillinger, a professor of medicine and chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, whose report will be published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Schillinger, a strong supporter of the soda taxes on the San Francisco, Oakland and Albany ballots next week, called his findings ‘a smoking gun’ in the longtime question of whether bias exists in industry-funded scientific studies.” (01/11/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/UCSF-doctor-cites-bias-in-health-studies-linked-10426031.php

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14) NAACP head calls Sessions “unfit” for attorney general
Source: Fox News

“The head of one of the largest African-American civil rights organization told Congress on Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions is ‘unfit to serve’ as attorney general as a 1986 letter from the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., surfaced strongly expressing opposition to the Alabama senator. Cornell Brooks, the head of the NAACP, said the organization ‘firmly believes’ that Sessions is unfit to serve as attorney general in the incoming Trump administration. Brooks joined supporters and opponents of Sessions on the second day of confirmation hearings. The Alabama Republican was rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1986 for a federal judgeship amid accusations that he had called a black attorney ‘boy’ (which he denied) and the NAACP and ACLU ‘unAmerican.'” (01/11/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/11/naacp-head-calls-sessions-unfit-for-attorney-general.html

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15) Trump picks David Shulkin for secretary of Veterans Affairs
Source: USA Today

“President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his choice of David Shulkin to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin is the current undersecretary for health at the VA and has been in that post since July 2015. ‘I’ll tell you about David: He’s fantastic, he’s fantastic,’ Trump said. ‘He will do a truly great job. One of the commitments I made is that we’re going to straighten out the whole situation for our veterans.'” (01/11/17)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/11/david-shulkin-trump-va-secretary/96444280

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16) US regime charges “Cartel” currency traders in market-rigging case
Source: Bloomberg

“U.S. prosecutors charged three ex-traders at the heart of a criminal investigation that has ensnared the world’s biggest banks over the rigging of currency rates. Richard Usher, formerly of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Rohan Ramchandani, who used to work for Citigroup Inc., and Chris Ashton, a former Barclays Plc trader, were indicted Tuesday on conspiracy charges in New York. They’re all living in the U.K. and will have to be extradited unless they surrender voluntarily. The three men used an online chatroom they dubbed ‘The Cartel’ to coordinate trading of U.S. dollars and euros and manipulate prices of the currencies, according to the indictment. They are charged with conspiring to restrain trade from the end of 2007 through the beginning of 2013.” (01/10/17)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-10/-cartel-group-currency-traders-charged-in-market-rigging-case

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17) Every Dutch train now runs on wind power
Source: CNet News

“As of January 1, all trains in the Netherlands now run entirely on wind power (that is to say electricity generated by wind farms, not masts and sails). An Eneco and NS joint website proclaimed that the 100 percent wind-powered train network can provide carbon-neutral travel to 600,000 daily passengers.” (01/10/17)

https://www.cnet.com/news/every-dutch-train-now-runs-on-wind-power/

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18) “Rising tide of authoritarianism,” warns eminent recent example
Source: New York Daily News

“Hillary Clinton warned of a tough battle ahead for foreign diplomacy during a rare post-election appearance celebrating a new State Department museum on Tuesday night. Without mentioning President-elect Donald Trump by name, the former Democratic presidential candidate urged a closer look at history to prevent the ‘rising tide of authoritarianism’ daring to threaten diplomatic victories made since World War II.” (01/11/17)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-warns-rising-tide-authoritarianism-article-1.2943299

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19) Taiwanese, South Korean, Japanese fighters scramble as China tensions escalate
Source: Irish Times [Ireland]

“Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait. The order was executed only hours after Japan and South Korea deployed fighters after sighting Chinese military aircraft between the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan. Beijing’s bitter spat with its neighbours over its claims in the South China Sea, and its increasingly fiery rhetoric regarding Taiwan after US president-elect Donald Trump’s tough talk over trade, are adding to growing tensions in the area. While widescale conflict does not look likely, there are growing fears of skirmishes that would damage ties and upset global trade relations.” (01/11/17)

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-s-korea-and-japan-scramble-fighters-as-china-tensions-escalate-1.2933097

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20) Survey: Two-thirds of cops say marijuana laws should be relaxed
Source: Albuquerque Journal

“A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use. The nationally representative survey of law enforcement, one of the largest of its kind, found that 32 percent of police officers said marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use, while 37 percent said it should be legal for medical use only. Another 30 percent said that marijuana should not be legal at all. Police are more conservative than the general public on the issue.” (01/11/17)

https://www.abqjournal.com/925497/survey-two-thirds-of-cops-say-marijuana-laws-should-be-relaxed.html

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

21) How history will see libertarians v. Laura Ingraham
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Craig Cantoni

“Conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham said yesterday that libertarians will always be a fringe minority. It’s a refrain that libertarians have heard hundreds of times. It’s usually followed by snide remarks about libertarians being utopian and idealistic. At the same time, libertarians are called right-wingers by liberals, who, by doing so, reveal their appalling ignorance. What’s the sin of libertarians? Do they hate dogs and children? Do they want the poor to live in cardboard boxes? Do they wear jack boots and black uniforms? Hardly.” (01/11/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/blog/history-will-see-libertarians-v-laura-ingraham/

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22) Bitcoin isn’t the corpse. It’s the undertaker.
Source: Garrison Institute
by Thomas L. Knapp

“Every time the market value of Bitcoin drops as measured by its exchange value against government fiat currencies, the same people who declared it dead last time, and the time before that, come out of the woodwork to declare it dead again. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency, which just celebrated its eighth birthday, once again finds itself surrounded by priests offering it last rites and callers asking the Make-a-Wish Foundation to offer it a trip to Disney. Its price took a precipitous 10% fall after the Chinese central bank announced ‘inspections’ of the country’s ‘Bitcoin-related businesses.’ As usual, Bitcoin naysayers are missing the forest for the trees.” (01/11/17)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/9176

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23) US bombs and anti-American terrorism
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“When the next terrorist attack against Americans takes place, you can be certain that there will still be at least a few Americans, including within the Pentagon and the CIA, who will come out with their standard line about how the terrorists are motivated by their hatred for America’s freedom and values. A few others will claim that the attacks are part of some centuries-old caliphate conspiracy by Muslims to take over the world. Consider this: According to a story on Alternet, the U.S. government dropped at least 26,171 bombs in seven Muslim-majority countries in 2016.” (01/11/17)

http://www.fff.org/2017/01/11/u-s-bombs-anti-american-terrorism/

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24) Did the Russians poop in the hallway?
Source: Strike The Root
by Paul Bonneau

“There are apparently, three distinct views that one can have of this controversy: 1) Whoever hacked the DNC email server — assuming they were hacked, rather than compromised by insiders — it was not done by the Russian government. 2) The Russian government did the hacking, but it helped ordinary Americans rather than harmed them. 3) The Russian government did the hacking, and it harmed ordinary Americans. The third option we can dismiss out of hand. It certainly harmed Hillary and her cronies, but that is really the same thing as saying it helped ordinary Americans. Exposing the inner working of our own government, the dirty laundry of our enemies, the ruling class — how can this possibly harm us?” (01/11/17)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/did-russians-poop-in-hallway

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25) The Deep State goes to war with president-elect, using unverified claims, as Democrats cheer
Source: The Intercept
by Glenn Greenwald

“In Januaryt, 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: ‘In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.’ That warning was issued prior to the decadelong escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further. This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as ‘Fake News.'” (01/11/17)

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/11/the-deep-state-goes-to-war-with-president-elect-using-unverified-claims-as-dems-cheer/

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26) Democrats should run a celebrity for president, too
Source: The New Republic
by Jeet Heer

“Meryl Streep’s rebuke of Donald Trump during the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday has revived the familiar complaint, heard from the left and right, that Hollywood’s liberalism hurts the Democratic Party. In Jacobin, Eileen Jones argued that Streep ‘strikes me as about the worst possible spokesperson imaginable for the Left in an era of working-class rage, so naturally she’s embraced even more tightly by liberals doubling down on their delusional Clinton Democrat worship.’ National Review’s David French offered a conservative assessment that made essentially the same point: that Streep’s speech shows ‘why Trump won. … Lots of voters don’t like to be hectored,’ he wrote. ‘Lots of voters defy Hollywood’s commands.’ French, however, does think this liberal alliance has won something more important: the culture wars.” (01/11/17)

https://newrepublic.com/article/139756/democrats-run-celebrity-president

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27) Why Crowdstrike’s Russian hacking story fell apart
Source: OpEdNews
by George Eliason

“The only thread that holds the DNI report together at first glance is the false testimony and fake evidence Crowdstrike and Dmitri Alperovitch provided to the FBI and other agencies involved. When you look at the evidence presented and the sources it becomes evident that the Russian hack story doesn’t stand up against Crowdstrike’s own facts. By examining facts, timelines, and sources needed for the DNI report, the only conclusion is the DNI report is strictly political. Because of this Craig Murray- Julian Assange’s story showing the emails were leaked is the only version of the story that stands.” (01/11/17)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-Crowdstrike-s-Russian-by-George-Eliason-Agencies_Assange_Bear_COMEY-170111-101.html

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28) A just conclusion in the Snowden case
Source: The American Prospect
by Ronald Goldfarb

“As we approach the end Barack Obama’s presidency, he, like other presidents before him, will have a final look at the possible use of clemency (his commutation and pardon powers) to correct past injustices. Recently, Obama pardoned 78 convicts, and commuted the sentences of 153 federal inmates, bringing the total to 1,324 — reportedly the largest number of commutations by any president in our history. Unlike some presidents who issued ‘last-minute’ pardons for cynical reasons (favors to political or financial friends), Obama has used his clemency powers to alleviate broad injustices resulting from our harsh nonviolent drug laws.” [editor’s note: Unfortunatelym, Obombya is too busy setting up another war (with Russia this time) to make his successor’s life a bit more difficult – SAT] (01/11/17)

http://prospect.org/article/just-conclusion-snowden-case

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29) Is Barack Obama our most successful president?
Source: Independent Institute
by K Lloyd Billingsley

“As White House advisor David Axelrod conceded in Believer, his memoir of unbelievable faith in one particularly flawed false prophet, even voters who supported Barack Obama find serious problems with his policies. But while many consider him a bust, in some ways Obama could be the most successful president of all time. As the late political scientist Barry Rubin noted in Silent Revolution, the president enjoyed great success at selling the idea that the statist, high-regulation policies that had failed so spectacularly in Europe were precisely what America needed. The old-line establishment media helped seal the deal, and Republicans, for all their talk of free enterprise, offered only token opposition.” (01/10/17)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8966

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30) A few thoughts on ID, privacy, and us vs. the snoops
Source: Living Freedom
by Claire Wolfe

“The other day on the Cabal, a cabalista techie linked to a TechDirt deal (the specific one will be defunct a few hours from now; but TechDirt seems to have frequent bargains of this sort): a lifetime VPN service for just $39 ($35.10 with the coupon I also snagged). I bought in and after the usual headbanging standard with software that’s only sorta-kinda set up properly for Linux, I’ve found it very easy to use. Like the proxy I’ve been using for years, it masks my IP address. But unlike a mere proxy, a VPN is designed to encrypt the connection from portal to portal. It also covers all my browsers without me having to do any browser-specific setups. But the question came up: How do you tell it’s really working?” (01/10/17)

http://www.clairewolfe.com/blog/2017/01/10/a-few-thoughts-on-id-privacy-and-us-vs-the-snoops/

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31) Americans eat too much cake, but the government isn’t to blame
Source: Cato Unbound
by Stephan Guyenet

“Gary Taubes paints a lively picture of lawmaker overzealousness, industry subterfuge, and researcher bias to argue that fat may have been unfairly blamed for the ravages of sugar, and as a result, misguided government dietary advice drove Americans to eat more sugar, ultimately contributing to obesity, diabetes, and coronary heart disease. Yet the key questions Taubes raises cannot be evaluated via historical narrative. It’s time to hang up our tweed blazers and slip into our white lab coats, because Taubes has made specific and testable assertions, which I will evaluate in three parts.” (01/11/17)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2017/01/11/stephan-guyenet/americans-eat-too-much-cake-government-isnt-blame

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32) The conquering loser
Source: The American Spectator
by George Neumayr

“In George Washington’s 1796 farewell address, he argued that of ‘all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.’ In Barack Obama’s farewell address, he congratulated himself for undermining them. He identified America’s progress in the diminution of its historic religion and morality and urged Americans to embrace greater and greater departures from them. The country’s future, he said, depends upon welcoming Islam and the transgendered, among other favored groups, and eschewing ‘discrimination,’ his catch-all term for any lingering conservatism in the country.” [editor’s note: Apparently Republican butthurt at Obama for stealing their healthcare and foreign policy ideas and running with them isn’t going to end with his regime – TLK] (01/11/17)

https://spectator.org/the-conquering-loser/

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33) What we can learn from the pacifist movement against World War One
Source: In These Times
by Theo Anderson

“Everything might have been different if the United States had heeded the pacifist movement and stayed out of World War I. That’s the suggestion made by Michael Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown University and editor of Dissent, in War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918, a new book that traces the movement’s ultimately doomed efforts to keep the U.S. from entering the war, and to resist it once that effort failed. The United States’ decision to take up arms on the side of the Allies in early 1917, Kazin writes, was ‘a turning point in world history.’ It set in motion the creation of the surveillance state and a federal bureaucracy tasked with crushing dissent and disseminating government-approved versions of truth. And it may have paved the way for the fascist regimes that rose to power in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.” [editor’s note: An excellent commentary for our times – SAT] (01/10/17)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/19790/war-against-war-world-war-i-pacifist-movement-kazin-woodrow-wilson

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34) Did Julian Assange just use the Bitcoin blockchain to prove he is alive?
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Justin O’Connell

“Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, read yesterday the bitcoin blockchain hash of block 447506 during a recorded video. At the time, it represented the most recent bitcoin block published to the blockchain. Experts contend this is proof that Mr. Assange is alive — or at least that the video, in which the whistleblower appears uncoerced, was not pre-recorded.” (01/11/17)

https://news.bitcoin.com/did-julian-assange-just-use-the-bitcoin-blockchain-to-prove-he-is-alive/

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35) Why don’t trade unions support an unconditional basic income (precisely when they should)?
Source: CounterPunch
by Daniel Raventos & Julie Wark

“The chariness being expressed in a lot of trade unions where Basic Income has not been very well received by union bosses or members sheds light on several serious confusions about Basic Income. Of course there are quite a lot of significant exceptions like Unite in Great Britain, AFL-CIO leaders in the United States, some groups and militants of the Spanish unions CCOO and CGT, and the Basque Ezker Sindikalaren Konbergentzi. Objections from the unions are based on six main arguments which we shall summarize below, together with our responses.” (01/11/17)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/11/why-dont-trade-unions-support-an-unconditional-basic-income-precisely-when-they-should/

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36) Politicians bearing GIFs
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Yesterday, we discovered that the biggest term limits opponent in Arkansas — former state senator Jon Woods — also allegedly led an elaborate legislative fraud scheme, whereby he and a state representative traded tax dollars for cash bribes. For now, Woods is an unindicted co-conspirator. But last week, the representative involved pled guilty to a felony carrying a possible 20-year prison term and directly implicated Sen. Woods. Woods’s alleged criminality involves the GIF program — General Improvement Funds. Legislators can personally direct GIF dollars to pet projects and favored cronies, taking political credit. The process is similar to congressional earmarks. And just as corrupting.” (01/11/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/01/11/politicians-bearing-gifs/

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37) Gracian’s aphorism #297: Always act as if your acts were seen.
Source: WendyMcElroy.com
by Wendy McElroy

“My interpretation: always act as though you are being watched so that you never slip out of character. Although I understand the general wisdom of this aphorism, I have difficulty with a literal interpretation. I value privacy highly. I would not like living as though the world were watching.” (01/10/17)

http://www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php?extend.7664

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38) Sessions should not be attorney general
Source: USA Today
by John P Gross

“More than 1,400 law professors from 48 states have signed a letter urging the Senate to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, for U.S. attorney general. The only signature from a current faculty member at the University of Alabama School of Law, where Sessions earned his degree, is mine. I do not personally know Sessions. I have no reason to think that he has been anything less than a devoted public servant to the people of Alabama. My decision to publicly oppose his nomination is not based on racially insensitive remarks he may have made 30 years ago, but rather because of the policies he has repeatedly endorsed — policies that won’t promote public safety and won’t protect our civil rights.” (01/10/17)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/01/10/jeff-sessions-should-not-be-attorney-general-immigration-civil-rights-column/96352236

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39) Watersportsgate: Who’s post-truth now?
Source: spiked
by Brendan O’Neill

“If there were an award for double standards, a Golden Globe for double standards perhaps, the Trump-fearing, Brexit-loathing chattering class would win it hands down. For months now, these people have been fretting over ‘fake news,’ warning we live in a ‘post-truth’ era, sneering at the little people for buying into the lies of any demagogue that promises them a simpler, more immigrant-free life. And yet now these same people are publishing and sharing and snarking over a document that is utterly unverified, its source unknown, its claims unproven, and its tales about as tall as you can get. The dodgiest of dossiers. But it’s okay to push this fantastical ‘news,’ these rumours, because their target is Trump, and we all hate Trump, right?” (01/11/17)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/watersportsgate-whos-post-truth-now/

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40) The Empire Strikes Back
Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg
by Michael Krieger

“By now, all of you have heard about the fake news ‘dossier’ created by an ex-Britisth spy working on opposition research funded, first by Trump’s GOP primary rivals, and then Democrats after he clinched the nomination. As has been widely reported, the contents of this document have been floating around media outlets since at least last fall, yet not a single one of them was willing to report on it in any detail or publish it in full as Buzzfeed did last evening. This is pretty remarkable considering how heated the election was, and the extent to which so many in the media desperately wanted Hillary Clinton to win. The reason nobody touched it is because, as Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith himself admitted, the claims are unverifiable and ‘there is serious reason to doubt the allegations’ (his words not mine). So why did CNN and Buzzfeed decided to publish this now? To understand what I think happened, we have to go back to last week’s post titled, Did Chuck Schumer Just Threaten Donald Trump?” (01/11/17)

https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2017/01/11/the-empire-strikes-back/

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41) The “curse” of labor-saving machinery is nothing new
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Brittany Hunter

“During the Industrial Revolution, many workers resented mechanical innovation, believing it would result in mass unemployment across sectors which traditionally relied on manual labor. In the stocking industry, for example, fear of machines was so intense, massive riots erupted as soon as workers were introduced to the new mechanical knitting machines known as, ‘stocking frames.’ In the midst of all the chaos, new machines were destroyed, houses were burned, inventors were threatened, and peace was not restored until the military eventually intervened. Unfortunately, the stocking industry example is not an isolated instance of machines causing mass hysteria over employment concerns. In fact, similar outrage was experienced across the globe throughout the entire Industrial Revolution.” (01/11/17)

https://mises.org/blog/curse-labor-saving-machinery-nothing-new

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42) A common conservative fallacy
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Jacques Delacroix

“I believe folly serves liberals better than it serves conservatives. Our way is the rational way while liberals tend to rely on their gut-feelings and on their sensitive hearts which make them comparatively indifferent to hard facts. That’s why they voted for Pres. Obama. That’s why they voted for Mrs Bill Clinton against all strong evidence (known evidence, verifiable, not just suppositions) of her moral and intellectual unsuitability. That’s why many of them still can’t face emotionally the possibility of buyer’s remorse with respect to Mr Obama. That’s why they can’t collectively face the results of the 2016 election. So, conservatives have a special duty to wash out their brains of fallacy often.” (01/11/17)

https://notesonliberty.com/2017/01/11/a-common-conservative-fallacy/

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43) Finally revealed: Cloudflare has been fighting NSL for years
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Andrew Crocker

“We’re happy to be able to announce that Cloudflare is the second courageous client in EFF’s long-running lawsuit challenging the government’s unconstitutional national security letter (NSL) authority. Cloudflare, a provider of web performance and security services, just published its new transparency report announcing it has been fighting the NSL statute since 2013. Like EFF’s other client, CREDO, Cloudflare took a stand against the FBI’s use of unilateral, perpetual NSL gag orders that resulted in a secret court battle stretching several years and counting. The litigation — seeking a ruling that the NSL power is unconstitutional — continues, but we’re pleased that we can at long last publicly applaud Cloudflare for fighting on behalf of its customers. Now more than ever we need the technology community to stand with users in the courts. We hope others will follow Cloudflare’s example.” (01/10/17)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/finally-revealed-cloudflare-has-been-fighting-nsls-years

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44) Did 4chan troll the CIA?
Source: Town Hall
by Christine Rousselle

“On Tuesday night, BuzzFeed News published an explosive, yet completely unverified, dossier alleging that President-elect Donald Trump engaged in a whole host of, shall we say unusual, sexual activities in Moscow. Matt already wrote about the basics of the report and the blackmail threat, so I’m not going to delve into that. What’s worth talking about, however, are swirling claims on Reddit that 4chan users on the board /pol/ completely made the entire thing up. According to a variety of posts on the pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald, a user on /pol/, a 4chan board, made up the most salacious story in the report. He then mailed it to anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who then went to the CIA. The story was then included on the dossier published Tuesday by BuzzFeed News. If this is true, this effectively means that 4chan trolled the U.S. intelligence system and the majority of the U.S. media with what’s basically Donald Trump erotic fanfiction, which is terrifying.” [editor’s note: The more I see of this story, the less I believe anything the “intelligence community” has to say; not sure if that is good – SAT] (01/10/17)

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/01/10/did-4chan-troll-the-cia-n2269811

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45) Prospects bleak for MLS proposal — and that’s a good thing
Source: Show-Me Institute
by Michael Highsmith

“Public funding for a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium has been a hot topic in Saint Louis over the past few months, and Show-Me Institute writers have made their position clear: side with the research. Overwhelmingly, research shows that cities do not see positive returns on stadium financing investments. A potential $120 million in subsidies from Saint Louis and the State of Missouri for a sports stadium is not a wise investment. Saint Louis appears to have gotten the memo.” (01/11/17)

http://showmeinstitute.org/blog/subsidies/prospects-bleak-mls-proposal%E2%80%94and-%E2%80%99s-good-thing

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46) Facebook Live torture suspects shouldn’t be charged with hate crime
Source: Reason
by Brendan O’Neill

“The Chicago Facebook torturers, the four black assailants who filmed themselves abusing a white teenager with special needs, have been charged with committing a hate crime. But they shouldn’t have been. Yes, their actions were hateful, and appeared to have been motivated by anti-Trump and even anti-white sentiment, but so what? If we’re serious about freedom of thought and belief, then we must insist they be charged only for what they allegedly did to their victim physically, not what they were allegedly thinking while they did it.” (01/11/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/01/11/facebook-live-torture-suspects-shouldnt

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47) Where’s the evidence?
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“Three intelligence agencies — the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA — have issued their much-touted report on alleged Russian intervention in the presidential election, and after reading it one question remains: Where’s the evidence? We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta’s emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be revealed: ‘source and methods’ must be kept secret. This in spite of DNI director James Clapper’s pledge that he would declassify as much of the evidence as possible in the interests of transparency: but then again, Clapper is an admitted liar.” (01/11/17)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/01/10/wheres-the-evidence/

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48) Obama’s farewell address
Source: Cato Institute
by Walter Olson

“‘I wasn’t expecting to feel this way, but I’ll miss him,’ was something I heard from several Republicans last night after the President’s farewell speech. They hadn’t voted for Obama nor been tempted to, but he had self-control, he kept things on an even keel, and his personal character showed many of the right priorities, starting with how he treated his family. And the way he spoke didn’t insult your intelligence. A farewell address is no time to get into policy quarrels, and Obama understood that. His few policy remarks, notably in defense of the Affordable Care Act, were brief, if heartfelt. He let loose with no zingers and named his successor only once.” (01/11/17)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/obamas-farewell-address

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49) Trump and the economic ignorance on which he surfs are both appalling
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Mr. Vogel: You ‘celebrate’ Donald Trump’s tweet threatening Toyota with a ‘big border tax’ if it produces America-bound Corollas in Mexico rather than in the United States. You ‘find refreshing … our President-elect getting tough on corporations which take and don’t give to America.’ Are you serious? How is Toyota not ‘giving’ to us Americans when it offers to sell automobiles to us at prices that we find attractive? Do Americans who voluntarily buy such cars not benefit? Of course they do. And do other Americans who, because of Toyota’s competition, pay lower prices for American-assembled cars not also benefit? Of course they do. That you fail to see that an increased flow of goods and services made available to Americans — especially at prices that reflect production costs as low as possible — raises Americans’ standard of living means that you fail to understand the most basic facts of economics. You also fail to understand the nature of Trump’s bullying threats.” (01/10/17)

http://cafehayek.com/2017/01/41976.html

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50) Worst of times
Source: Town Hall
by John Stossel

“Now that I no longer do a weekly TV show, I have more time to read my local paper. Sadly, that’s The New York Times. The Times actually does some good reporting, but their political and economic coverage is filled with deceit. Can I find deceit every day? You bet. Take a look at a few days just last week. Thursday: The front page: ‘NAFTA’s promise is falling short, Mexicans agree.’ Wow, the Times now embraces Donald Trump’s position on trade? Economists estimate that 14 million jobs depend upon NAFTA, but people everywhere often oppose trade because the smaller number of jobs lost is more visible than gradual gains. What evidence of NAFTA’s failings does the Times offer? Oddly, the article says ‘the workforce has grown.'” [editor’s note: Read the whole column; it gets worse – SAT] (01/11/17)

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnstossel/2017/01/11/worst-of-times-n2269636

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51) Why Republicans should let ObamaCare self destruct
Source: Heartland Institute
by Billy Aouste

“[T]he Trump Administration and the Republican Congress is faced with a crisis in the Affordable Care Act. Most of the co-ops are gone. A large portion of the exchanges have only one plan to ‘choose’ from. The money appropriated for shoring up insurance companies that experience losses is used up, and the Administration’s illegal attempt to take money from other sources such as the Judgment Fund has run into a court challenge. The patient named ACA has been in trouble since the beginning, but Dr. Obama has intervened unilaterally to save it with exemptions for powerful players (such as some big companies and a ‘small business’ comprised of congressional staffers) and other types of executive finesse. But now the Republicans are about to take charge.” (01/10/17)

http://blog.heartland.org/2017/01/why-republicans-should-let-obamacare-self-destruct/

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52) US out of space
Source: Reason
by Katherine Mangu-Ward

“Barack Obama, privatizer. That’s not how historians will likely describe him. But when Obama killed George W. Bush’s Constellation program — a roadmap for getting humans back to the moon and eventually on to Mars — he declared it ‘over budget, behind schedule, and lacking in innovation.’ In other words: a government program. … After Obama nixed Bush’s pie-in-the-sky scheme, stick-in-the-mud Republicans hustled to remind anyone who was paying attention that they, too, could be the party of big government and bureaucracy. The Space Launch System, an expensive post-Constellation scheme, was designed by Congress to Frankenstein heavy-lift rockets and a capsule out of the scavenged remains of the shuttle program–to be built, naturally, in the districts of powerful lawmakers, including Sens. Richard Shelby of Alabama, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio of Florida. It is sometimes affectionately referred to as the Senate Launch System, for obvious reasons.” (01/11/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/01/11/us-out-of-space

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53) The fall of cyber liberalism and the promise of cyber activism
Source: Niskanen Center
by Brandon Valeriano, Allison Pytlak & Ryan Hagemann

“Much of the literature analyzing the effect of the Internet and digital communications on the lives of private citizens has advanced the notion that hyper-connectivity is a positive force for social change and cohesion. It is a force to give power to the powerless. Empirical observations, however, might give us a different reading of the last twenty years. Instead of being solely a source of freedom and participation, the Internet and connectivity have been points of conflict.” [editor’s note: Unfortunately, the authors immediately hinge their argument on extremely shaky allegations of a Russian state “hack of the DNC” and Russian state use of Wikileaks as an “intermediary” – TLK] (01/10/17)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/fall-cyber-liberalism-promise-cyber-activism/

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54) The social constitution of the gold standard
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Chris Shaw

“The gold standard regime in its international character existed from the late 19th century through to the First World War. As a system, the gold standard is generally conceived as a monetary system represented, directly or indirectly, by gold. While having elaborate systems of coinage and paper money surrounding it, the main element was that gold backed these forms of monetary media. This itself was subject more to belief than concrete reality though, as actual backing by gold was largely irrelevant.” (01/11/17)

https://c4ss.org/content/47523

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55) Won’t you come back, my dear friend?
Source: LewRockwell.com
by Walter E Block

“This is the fourth in my ‘won’t you come home?’ series. In it, I call upon once-upon-a-time sterling Austrian economists, and/or libertarian theorists, who no longer can be characterized in any such manner, to once again return to their Austro-libertarian roots.” [editor’s note: Dr. Block’s pleas would enjoy more credibility if his “‘Libertarians’ For Trump” project, which I’ve yet to see him repudiate, wasn’t at least as horrific a deviation as those he condemns in others – TLK] (01/11/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/01/walter-e-block/wont-come-back-dear-friend/

***** The Sound and the Fury *****

56) Electric LibertyLand, episode 2
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On today’s episode of Electric LibertyLand host Brian McWilliams welcomes in Lions co-founder and host of Felony Friday John ‘Odie’ Odermatt to discuss the topics of the day. Brian and Odie boogie break down Austin Petersen’s flirtations with running as a Republican, Meryl Streep’s tone-deaf smugfest at the Golden Globes, Donald Trump Jr.’s push to make silencers more accessible and hear a word from our show sponsor ‘Trump Thwumps.’ Odie and Brian wrap it up with a look at a Obamacare love affair between Rand Paul and the Donald, then turn to climate science expert and voice of skeptical reason Judith Curry’s resignation from Georgia Tech. Let’s hit the dance floor.” [Flash audio or MP3] (01/11/17)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/01/11/ell2/

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57) Reason Podcast, 01/11/17
Source: Reason

“A lot of people are unhappy these days, writes James Poulos in his brilliant new book, The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves. The hardest cases among us are invested deeply in politics, especially partisan politics. You probably know some longtime Hillary Clinton fans or Democrats who are still struggling to get out of bed since November (maybe you’re reading this from bed). But hell, even Republican Trump boosters can’t go five minutes without complaining how the world is going to hell for this or that reason. Trump’s whole appeal was that he was going to sand the rust off America and make it (and us!) great again.” [Flash audio] (01/11/17)

http://reason.com/blog/2017/01/11/james-poulos-podcast

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58) Freedom Feens Radio, 01/11/17
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Jim, James and MWD talk about Rights Brigade (cool), Zcash’s security theater (dumb), Emo Phillips (???), the fallacy ‘appeal to experience,’ and so much more.” [various formats] (01/11/17)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=13559

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59) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 01/11/17
Source: Freedom’s Phoenix

“James Corbett (The Corbett Report) on FBI/China/Trump, Technocracy, The Fed — Colin Cantrell (Nexus Developer) on the digital currency — Cindy Cantrell, Nick Rausch and Kelly Korshak come in studio to talk about ‘Flipping Wall Street.'” [various formats] (01/11/17)

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/210490-2017-01-11-01-11-17-james-corbett-davi-barker-colin-cantrell-cindy.htm

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60) The Fifth Column, episode 41
Source: The Fifth Column

“After a day of confirmation hearings and protesters in pink t-shirts, amid growing uncertainty about the future of Obama Care, and just ahead of President Obama’s Farewell Address in Chicago; a dossier filled with potentially explosive and definitively explicit allegations about the incoming President-Elect explodes onto the scene. Is it accurate? Where did it come from? Has Trump been compromised? Wait — did someone say ‘golden shower?’ WOULD YOU PLEASE SHUT UP — WE’RE STILL TRYING TO READ THE DAMN THING!” [Flash audio] (01/10/17)

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fifth-column-2/e/041-unsubstantiated-unverifiable-and-indisputably-entertaining-48778934

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61) Tenther Tuesday, episode 7
Source: Tenth Amendment Center

“On this episode of Tenther Tuesday, Mike Maharrey and Michael Boldin talk about the kickoff of nullification season.” [Flash video] (01/10/17)

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/01/tenther-tuesday-episode-7-nullification-season-starts-now/

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62) The Jason Stapleton Program, 01/11/17
Source: The Jason Stapleton Program

“Indiana has introduced a bill that would nullify all EPA regulation in the State. The working in the bill is powerful, to say the least.” [various formats] (01/11/17)

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/indiana-faces-down-epa-nullification-in-action/

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63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 821
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Shawn Ritenour, a professor of economics at Grove City College, has just filled a very important gap: until now, it’s been hard to find a really good book for people to get started reading Ludwig von Mises, the great economist. I personally felt his introductory texts were too introductory, while his treatises were too intimidating. With The Mises Reader, this problem is solved. In this episode we discuss Mises on economic method, Keynes and Keynesianism, and much more.” [various formats] (01/10/17)

http://tomwoods.com/ep-821-learn-economics-from-the-master-painlessly/

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64) The Libertarian Angle, 01/11/17
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

“FFF president Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling talk about the executive powers that Obama is bequeathing to Trump.” [various formats] (01/11/17)

http://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/libertarian-angle-obama-vs-trump/

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65) Free Talk Live, 01/10/17
Source: Free Talk Live

“Tax Saleing Property :: Courtroom Conspiracy Theories :: Dick Marple Owns Judge in Court :: Elderly Activists :: Svalbard :: Crazy Rabbit Hole Secret Corporate Persons :: British Smear Campaign :: Holocaust Denier :: Feeding the Homeless.” [Flash audio or MP3] (01/10/17)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2017-01-10

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