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Volume XVI, Issue #3,919
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
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In the News:

1) SCOTUS won’t hear Trump bid to end DACA program
2) Venezuela: Presidential nominations open as US openly meddles in election
3) Report: Trump wants death penalty policy for drug dealers
4) NY: Anti-discrimination law covers sex orientation, court rules
5) SCOTUS takes case of death row inmate who forgot the crime
6) TX: Woman defecates in pants in attempt to hide drugs during arrest
7) CA: Schwarzenegger, Kasich teaming up for group seeking to reform GOP
8) US Department of Education to probe Michigan State over sex abuse scandal
9) French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus
10) CA: “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash files to run for Congress
11) Meathead Maxine tells Democrats to “get ready for impeachment”
12) GA: Conservatives threaten Delta’s tax break after airline cuts NRA ties
13) Iraq: Regime plans to kill 15 women
14) Florida Sheriff’s Office could be sued over deputy inaction
15) Syria: Putin orders daily “humanitarian pauses” in Ghouta
16) Experts: Children struggle to hold pencils due to excessive use of touchscreen devices
17) FL: Gun show sees “record number” of attendees in response to victim disarmament campaign
18) CA: ICE thugs abduct at least 11
19) Weinstein Co. to declare bankruptcy after sale collapses
20) Syria: Turkish invaders send in special forces for next stage of Afrin offensive

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Is the (tea) party over?
22) Florida shooting yet another government failure to keep us safe
23) Gun control and militarized schools have long gone hand in hand
24) A protectionist is someone who …
25) Congress should get the US out of the atrocious war on Yemen
26) Robert Mueller doesn’t need a smoking gun
27) An enemies list is not a philosophy
28) Enhanced sunshine law enforcement a good idea
29) Russia scandal: Dem “rebuttal” memo backfires, confirms abuses in Trump probe
30) NCAA: The world’s last bastion of British aristocratic privilege
31) If government regulates ICOs, they should do it like the Swiss
32) Five reasons Mexican workers would cheer the demise of NAFTA
33) Quantum Vibe, 02/26/18
34) Maybe we need less “self-esteem”
35) Blowback: How the bombing of Libya in 2011 led to terror in Britain
36) America needs to get back to the basics in foreign policy
37) The Big Pharma family that brought us the opioid crisis
38) Et tu, Bernie?
39) Science fiction no more, can lab-grown meat feed (and save) the world?
40) Self-defense, implausible?
41) It is always, always, ALWAYS okay to question official narratives
42) The return of seditious libel
43) Thirteen Russians: A defense lawyer decodes the Mueller indictments
44) A Roman lesson on inflation
45) The AR-15: Threat or menace? A warning to gun-grabbers
46) Transaction batching: Good for fees, bad for privacy
47) Public goods, national defense, and central planning
48) Thoughts on trial by jury
49) In defense of intolerance
50) This is a rights violator. Learn how to recognize them

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Reason Podcast, 02/26/18
52) Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 103
53) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 02/26/18
54) Freedom Feens Radio, 02/26/18
55) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 336
56) One Free Family, episode 6
57) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 160
58) Free Talk Live, 02/25/18
59) Thoughts from Maharrey Head, episode 100
60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 153

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

1) SCOTUS won’t hear Trump bid to end DACA program
Source: CNN

“The Supreme Court said on Monday that it will stay out of the dispute concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for now, meaning the Trump administration may not be able to end the program March 5 as planned. In an order, the justices declined a request from the Trump administration to review a lower court opinion that temporarily blocked the government’s effort to end the program.” (02/26/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/26/politics/daca-supreme-court/index.html

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2) Venezuela: Presidential nominations open as US openly meddles in election
Source: Voice of America [US state media]

“Venezuela is now accepting candidate registrations for its April 22 presidential elections, but opposition politicians and the United States are rejecting the terms of the poll. Tania D’Amelio, an official of the National Electoral Council (CNE), said nominations would be accepted through Monday. The council will announce which nominations are accepted by Thursday. … But the United States, which under President Donald Trump has been deeply critical of Maduro’s leadership in crisis-torn and economically suffering Venezuela, on Saturday rejected the call for an early legislative vote. ‘We reject ruling party calls to replace the democratically elected National Assembly simultaneously, rather than in 2021, as provided for under the 1999 Constitution,’ said a State Department statement. … The statement called for ‘a free and fair election’ involving full participation of all political leaders, the immediate release of all political prisoners, credible international observation and an independent electoral authority.” [editor’s note: So, when does the US get an election like that? – TLK] (02/24/18)

https://www.voanews.com/a/venezuela-opens-nominations-presidential-vote/4269497.html

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3) Report: Trump wants death penalty policy for drug dealers
Source: Smell the Truth

“Donald Trump has privately become more enthusiastic for adopting drug policies inspired by countries that believe in capital punishment. President Trump would ‘love to have a law to execute all drug dealers here in America, though he’s privately admitted it would probably be impossible to get a law this harsh passed under the American system,’ according to a report from Axios. According to five sources who have spoken to Trump about the issue, ‘he often leaps into a passionate speech about how drug dealers are as bad as serial killers and should all get the death penalty.’ Sources also say that Trump is inspired by countries such as the Philippines, whose president Rodrigo Duterte is leading a bloody drug war that has already claimed thousands of lives as a result of extrajudicial action.” (02/26/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/02/26/trump-wants-death-penalty-policy-for-drug-dealers-report-finds

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4) NY: Anti-discrimination law covers sex orientation, court rules
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A US federal court has ruled to protect gay employees in the workplace. The Manhattan court overruled prior decisions that said the opposite, saying ‘legal doctrine evolves.’ The 10-3 ruling by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals was made after an openly gay skydiving instructor was fired for admitting his sexuality. President Trump’s Justice Department previously said that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not cover sexual orientation. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has argued that Title VII, which prohibits workplace discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin, should also protect employees from being discriminated against based on sexual orientation. The majority of the Manhattan court agreed, though three 2nd Circuit Court judges dissented. The court had previously ruled in 2000 and 2005 that sexual orientation was not covered under ‘sex’ because it was not a biological gender.” (02/26/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43204924

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5) SCOTUS takes case of death row inmate who forgot the crime
Source: Raw Story

“A month after halting his execution, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up the case of an Alabama convicted murderer whose attorneys argue should be spared the death penalty because strokes have wiped out his memory of committing the crime. The justices agreed to decide whether executing 67-year-old Vernon Madison, convicted of fatally shooting a police officer in 1985, would violate the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment bar against cruel and unusual punishment. The Supreme Court has previously imposed some limits on capital punishment relating to people with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses. Madison, who has spent decades on death row, has suffered several strokes in recent years, resulting in dementia and memory impairment, court papers said. He is legally blind, cannot walk on his own and speaks with a slur.” (02/26/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/supreme-court-takes-case-death-row-inmate-forgot-crime

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6) TX: Woman defecates in pants in attempt to hide drugs during arrest
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs. Officers in Corsicana, about 55 miles south of Dallas, were investigating a report of a theft at a grocery store on Wednesday when they attempted to subdue a female suspect and take her into custody. Police say they placed Shannen Martin in the back of a police cruiser where they say she intentionally defecated in her pants then hid a crack pipe, 2.3 grams of crack cocaine and a Valentine’s Day card in her excrement. Officers had to sift through the woman’s feces to retrieve the evidence after Martin was booked on charges of tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance.” [editor’s note: Some days a cop’s job is tougher than others, but I’m guessing they did not need a drug-sniffing dog this time – SAT] (02/26/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Texas-woman-defecates-in-pants-to-hide-drugs-12705835.php

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7) CA: Schwarzenegger, Kasich teaming up for group seeking to reform GOP
Source: Raw Story

“Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will headline an event to debut a new group seeking to reform the California Republican Party. The pair will deliver speeches and participate in panels on March 21 in Los Angeles at an event for New Way California, a group formed by Republican Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley. ‘They will be focused on reminding the Republican Party we need them to be successful, but in order to be successful, they need to choose policies and messaging that helps them grow rather than continue to shrink,’ said Daniel Ketchell, a spokesman for Schwarzenegger. The former California governor, one of the last Republicans to win statewide election, has been lamenting the party’s decline for years. In 2007, he famously made a speech about the state party ‘dying at the box office.’ Since then, the GOP’s share of voter registration in California has slipped to 26 percent.” (02/26/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/schwarzenegger-kasich-team-group-seeking-reform-california-gop

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8) US Department of Education to probe Michigan State over sex abuse scandal
Source: Reuters

“The U.S. Department of Education will investigate how Michigan State University handled reports of sex abuse made by female athletes against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, the department said on Monday. Nassar, who worked at the East Lansing school and treated athletes there, has pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment. He was sentenced in January and February in two separate hearings to 40 to 175 years and 40 to 125 years in prison. Around 200 women, including Olympic gold medal-winning gymnasts Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber, gave courtroom statements at the sentencing hearings about Nassar’s abuse, leading to the resignation of the USA Gymnastics’ board.” [editor’s note: No matter how good an idea this might seem, it is unclear that this is within the purview of the Dept. of Education – SAT] (02/26/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gymnastics-usa/education-department-to-probe-michigan-state-over-sex-abuse-scandal-idUSKCN1GA2Y9

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9) French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen. The French Culture Ministry said Friday that customs agents in Marne-la-Vallee were surprised to find a work of art bearing the signature ‘Degas’ inside a suitcase in the bus’ luggage compartment. The ministry says none of the passengers claimed the suitcase during the Feb. 16 search. Experts verified the artwork as Degas’ ‘Les Choristes’ (The Chorus Singers), which depicts a scene from Mozart’s opera ‘Don Giovanni.’” (02/26/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/French-customs-officials-recover-stolen-Degas-12702897.php

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10) CA: “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash files to run for Congress
Source: USA Today

“Does Stacey Dash want to dash to D.C.? The actress, best known for her role as Dionne in ‘Clueless,’ filed paperwork on Monday to create a campaign committee for a run in California’s 44th congressional district. The district in Southern California has been in Democratic hands since redistricting back in 2012. It’s a long road from Washington, though. Dash still needs to submit paperwork to get on the primary ballot, according to the Los Angeles Times. And then she’d have to be one of the top two candidates in the primary to make it to the November midterm election (thanks, jungle primary system). The seat is currently held by Democratic freshman Rep. Nanette Barragan. Dash hinted at a political future on Twitter earlier this month. Dash has said she voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but then decided to support Mitt Romney in 2012 because she wanted ‘the next four years to be different.’ She faced backlash for supporting Romney. Since then, Dash has become a political commentator and [written] a book, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative.” (02/26/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/02/26/clueless-actress-stacey-dash-files-run-congress/374340002

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11) Meathead Maxine tells Democrats to “get ready for impeachment”
Source: Fox News

“Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is telling her fellow Democrats to ‘get ready’ for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Speaking at the California Democratic Party’s annual convention in San Diego on Saturday, Waters said that she believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller is getting closer to discovering which Americans ‘were and are involved in collusion with the Russians.’ ‘I say it is time to get ready for impeachment,’ Waters said to raucous applause. ‘I cannot wait, and I’m counting on Special Counsel Mueller to connect the dots. Democrats, I don’t care what the Republicans say. I say impeach 45!’ Waters declared. On ‘Fox & Friends,’ former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Waters’ outspoken approach will not help the Democrats in the midterm elections.” (02/26/18)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/02/26/maxine-waters-tells-democrats-get-ready-impeachment-president-trump

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12) GA: Conservatives threaten Delta’s tax break after airline cuts NRA ties
Source: USA Today

“Conservatives in Georgia’s Senate have a message for Delta Air Lines: Renew your relationship with the National Rifle Association or you will pay the price. The state House had approved a tax break that could provide a $40 million benefit to the airline, but members of the Senate vowed to fight the deal after Delta dropped its discounted fares Saturday for members of the NRA. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Republican, vowed Monday to kill any tax break for Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, unless the airline revived its discount program. ‘Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back,’ Cagle said.” (02/26/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/26/georgia-senate-stalls-delta-tax-break-dispute-over-discounted-fare-agreement-nra/374215002

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13) Iraq: Regime plans to kill 15 women
Source: CBS News

“An Iraqi criminal court on Sunday sentenced 15 Turkish women to death by hanging after finding them guilty of belonging to the Islamic State or [sic] Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a judicial official said. Aged between 20 and 50, the women said they had entered Iraq illegally to join their husbands who were heading to fight for the self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’ straddling vast areas of Iraq and Syria, the official added. … Experts estimate that 20,000 people are being held in jail in Iraq for alleged membership of ISIS. There is no official figure.” (02/26/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iraq-turkish-alleged-isis-women-sentenced-death-by-hanging/

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14) Florida Sheriff’s Office could be sued over deputy inaction
Source: Raw Story

“The Sheriff’s Office in Broward County, Florida, could be sued over the failure of one of its deputies to enter a high school while a gunman was killing 17 people earlier this month, legal experts said. Law enforcement officers are generally immune to legal claims over inaction, as courts have held they need to be able to make decisions without fear of liability. However, the Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Sheriff Scot Peterson could fall under a ‘special relationship’ exception, because Peterson was specifically assigned to protect Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, said Timothy Lytton, a law professor at Georgia State University who has written a book on gun litigation. ‘The children and teachers justifiably relied on him and his unique level of knowledge to protect them,’ Lytton said. The deputy’s failure to enter the school during the shooting has added to criticism of law enforcement officials over warnings that accused shooter Nikolas Cruz posed a threat.” [editor’s note: And as yet, nobody seems to have debunked the claim that at least three other deputies may have been on the scene, and failed to act – SAT] (02/26/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/florida-sheriffs-office-sued-deputys-inaction-experts

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15) Syria: Putin orders daily “humanitarian pauses” in Ghouta
Source: ABC News

“Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says President Vladimir Putin has ordered daily ‘humanitarian pauses’ in the besieged rebel-held eastern Ghouta in Syria. Shoigu said in a statement on Monday that the cease-fire will be arranged for the suburb of the capital Damascus between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day starting Tuesday. He also said Russia will help set an evacuation route for civilians in the area. The announcement comes two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria. Eastern Ghouta has been under intensive bombing by government forces for weeks.” (02/26/18)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/latest-chief-stop-hell-earth-syria-53355901

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16) Experts: Children struggle to hold pencils due to excessive use of touchscreen devices
Source: Tech Times

“Children struggle to hold and use pencils due to excessive use of touchscreen phones and tablets such as iPads, experts claimed. Overusing these devices damage children’s dexterity, preventing the kids’ finger muscles from developing in a way that would allow them to hold pencils correctly once they start school, according to healthcare experts. … A 2017 study also found that speech delays in babies and toddlers may have something to do with their exposure to mobile devices.” (02/26/18)

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/221878/20180226/children-struggle-to-hold-pencils-due-to-excessive-use-of-ipads.htm

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17) FL: Gun show sees “record number” of attendees in response to victim disarmament campaign
Source: WTSP 10 News

“Thousands of gun enthusiasts — more so than ever — flocked to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the Florida Gun Show event. Organizers say they had a record number of people attend the event on Saturday, Feb. 24, almost 7,000, and expected more Sunday. The manager for the Florida Gun Show, George Fernandez, says they’ve never seen such a big crowd. … With the heated debate over gun control staying front and center, Fernandez expressed concerns over proposed gun laws possibly restricting gun owners. ‘Some of the people attending are afraid that future legislation will impact their gun ownership rights,’ he says.” (02/26/18)

http://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/florida-gun-show-sees-record-number-of-attendees-despite-gun-control-debate/67-523267641

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18) CA: ICE thugs abduct at least 11
Source: KPIX 5 News

“Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents [abducted] several immigrants who were facing deportation orders Sunday, including a Napa man who came to the United States as a youngster. But the massive raids across Northern California that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf predicted failed to materialize. Armando Nunez Salgado was arrested by ICE agents at his family’s Napa home Sunday morning. He was one of at least 11 taken into custody in Northern California Sunday. His mother-in-law said Salgado worked for the family’s construction company. She told KPIX 5 that he came to America when he was a four-year-old child. He is now in his 30s. … Immigrants rights advocates say there were five [gang abductions] in Merced County. There were two [abductions] each in Contra Costa and Sacramento counties and one each in Monterey and Napa counties.” (02/25/18)

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/02/25/ice-agents-detain-immigrants-in-several-cities/

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19) Weinstein Co. to declare bankruptcy after sale collapses
Source: Variety

“The Weinstein Co. announced Sunday that it will declare bankruptcy after a $500 million deal to sell the company collapsed. The deal-breaker appears to have been the bid group’s refusal to put up cash imminently to keep the company afloat. The board of the company released a letter Sunday evening to investors Ron Burkle and Maria Contreras-Sweet — who led the bid group — breaking off negotiations. … The sale was close to being announced exactly two weeks ago, when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman stepped in and filed a suit accusing the company of enabling Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuses. The lawsuit scrambled the deal, creating the possibility of an outside monitor or other intrusive provisions. Schneiderman also objected to the investors’ plan to hire David Glasser, the COO under Weinstein, as CEO.” (02/25/18)

http://variety.com/2018/biz/news/weinstein-co-bankruptcy-1202710156/

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20) Syria: Turkish invaders send in special forces for next stage of Afrin offensive
Source: Reuters

“Turkey deployed police special forces to the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin on Monday for a ‘new battle’ in its five-week campaign against the Kurdish YPG militia, despite a U.N. call at the weekend for a ceasefire across Syria. Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies, supported by Turkish air strikes, have pushed the Kurdish fighters back from most of Turkey’s border with Afrin since they launched their assault on Jan. 20. … Most of the larger towns in Afrin region, including Afrin town itself, remain under YPG control.” (02/26/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-sends-special-forces-for-next-stage-of-afrin-offensive-idUSKCN1GA14E

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

21) Is the (tea) party over?
Source: Campaign for Liberty
by Ron Paul

“The recently-passed big-spending budget deal’s failure to generate significant opposition from the ‘tea party’ has led some to pen obituaries for this once-powerful movement. These commentators may have a point. However, few of them understand the true causes of the tea party’s demise. The movement commonly referred to as the tea party arose in opposition to the 2008 bank bailouts. The tea party grew as its focus shifted to opposition to President Obama’s policies, particularly his stimulus spending bill, cap-and-trade legislation, and, of course, the health care plan tea party leaders successfully branded as Obamacare. In its early days, the tea party was equally opposed to big spenders in both parties. In fact, it was often harder on Republicans than on Democrats. Tea party groups even backed primary challengers to Republican incumbents. Unfortunately, the tea party was quickly coopted by the GOP.” (02/26/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/tea-party

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22) Florida shooting yet another government failure to keep us safe
Source: USA Today
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

“The chief problem facing America today is the decline of its institutions, coupled with the denial of that decline by the people in charge of its institutions. The latest example of this problem is the Parkland school shooting in Florida. From the FBI, to local law enforcement, to the schools, everyone failed. There was failure early, there was failure in the middle, and there was failure late. And no one has taken responsibility. It’s not as if there weren’t warning signs. The Miami Herald has published a chilling list of the times authorities were warned about shooter Nikolas Cruz. Not only was the FBI told about a YouTube post in which Cruz said he wanted to be a professional school shooter (but failed to make the connection to Cruz despite him using his real name in the post), the FBI also received a phone call in which a woman warned that he would ‘get into a school and just shoot the place up.’ She also said that he dressed as a ninja or ISIS member.” (02/25/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/02/25/florida-shooting-yet-another-government-failure-keep-us-safe-glenn-reynolds-column/371372002

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23) Gun control and militarized schools have long gone hand in hand
Source: Reason
by Jesse Walker

“In the wake of the Parkland massacre, the most vocal Democrats have called for stricter gun controls. The most vocal Republicans have called for making schools more like fortresses: hiring more armed cops, installing more metal detectors, intensifying surveillance of students. On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott split the difference — he called for gun controls and for tightly secured schools. Scott wasn’t exactly blazing new ground here. One force lighting the fire for bringing armed cops and intrusive surveillance into American education, after all, was the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994. Gun control and militarized schooling have long gone hand in hand. To treat them as opposed approaches, you have to ignore the last quarter-century of zero tolerance policy. Do they have to go hand in hand? Not per se. Schools can certainly try to be either gun-free or gun-friendly without erecting a TSA-style police state.” (02/26/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/02/26/gun-control-and-militarized-schools-have

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24) A protectionist is someone who …
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“… according to SMU economist Bob Lawson (via e-mail), ‘saw the movie Cast Away and thought, ‘What fun!” The protectionist will protest that comparing a lone individual who is prevented by natural circumstances from trading with others, to a group of individuals who are prevented by artificial circumstances (that is, state ‘trade policy’) from trading with individuals outside of their group is extreme. And I would agree that the comparison is indeed extreme. But if the major premise of the protectionist is correct — namely, that greater wealth is created through the greater work that must be done when goods and services become more scarce — then the extremity of an isolated lone individual on an island should reveal with sparkling clarity the truth of the protectionist’s major premise.” (02/26/18)

http://cafehayek.com/2018/02/a-protectionist-is-someone-who-24.html

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25) Congress should get the US out of the atrocious war on Yemen
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen is unauthorized and illegal, but it cannot be stressed enough that it is also senseless and wrong. The chief beneficiaries of the war to date have been Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the local ISIS affiliate, and some AQAP members have been known to fight on the same side as coalition forces. Insofar as the U.S. has any interests in Yemen, the Saudi-led war has harmed them at the same time that it has implicated our government in their outrageous crimes.” (02/26/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/congress-should-get-the-u-s-out-of-the-atrocious-war-on-yemen/

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26) Robert Mueller doesn’t need a smoking gun
Source: The New Republic
by Elizabeth Drew

“As of the latest indictments and plea agreements, the picture of what may have happened in the 2016 election, and the path that special counsel Robert Mueller is on, are becoming clearer. Washington is impressed with the airtight secrecy of Mueller’s operation — showing that this is possible among professionals who aren’t playing party games. For example, the announcement on Feb. 16 of the indictment of thirteen Russian individuals and companies came as a bolt from the blue. This could probably be explained by the absence of lawyers for the Russians (unlike those for the Americans whom Mueller wants to talk to, who can be seen coming and going from the federal courthouse and are the sources for most of the stories about the special counsel’s investigation). Consider the contrast with Capitol Hill, where appearances before even closed sessions of the intelligence committees (especially on the House side) leak like the veritable sieve.” (02/26/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/147206/robert-mueller-doesnt-need-smoking-gun

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27) An enemies list is not a philosophy
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“Conservatives used to boast that the Right has ideas, while the Left has only an enemies list. There was a time when that was true, but it isn’t true anymore. My colleague Jonah Goldberg has done great work illuminating the progressive mode of politics captured by the phrase ‘the moral equivalent of war.’ … ‘The moral equivalent of war’ (which is really the political equivalent of war) is more useful as rhetoric than as an actual model for organizing domestic reforms, as evidenced by the failed war on drugs and the failed war on poverty. It is a way to move one’s pet issue, whatever it may be, to the front of the line, and perhaps to suspend ordinary legal and constitutional constraints in the pursuit of one’s most pressing political agenda items. … When the moral equivalent of World War II is not available, then the next best thing is the moral equivalent of Hitler. This is the style of political rhetoric that insists that those who hold different views do not simply disagree and are not simply wrong but instead are evildoers doing evil.” (02/25/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/republican-party-enemies-list-model-not-a-philosophy/

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28) Enhanced sunshine law enforcement a good idea
Source: Show-Me Institute
by Patrick Ishmael

“Show-Me Institute readers probably know about some of the difficulties we’ve had in getting municipal spending information for our Municipal Checkbook Project. From cities’ bad record-keeping to being told it would cost us tens of thousands of dollars for them to provide the information, we have heard a lot of excuses for why Missouri municipalities can’t tell us how they’re spending the public’s money. And while some of these answers were arguably in compliance with the letter of Missouri’s Sunshine laws, many of the excuses are, in my estimation, far afield from the laws’ intent of fostering meaningfully open and transparent government. But those excuses may have to get more creative if one proposal becomes law.” (02/26/18)

https://showmeinstitute.org/blog/transparency/transparency-enforcement-proposal-good-idea

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29) Russia scandal: Dem “rebuttal” memo backfires, confirms abuses in Trump probe
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., promised that a memo drafted by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee would refute charges raised in an earlier Republican memo about FBI and DOJ abuses in the Trump/Russia investigation. Instead, the Democrats’ memo ended up confirming several key accusations. For weeks Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee promised proof that Republican charges of FBI and Justice Department misconduct involving wiretaps on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page were bogus. The previous memo, drafted by Republicans on that committee, ‘distorts the work of the FBI and the Department of Justice,’ said the committee’s top Democrat, Adam Schiff. Schiff went so far as to contend that President Trump had been blocking the release of the Democrats’ rebuttal because it would ‘disprove’ Trump’s claims that he’d been vindicated in his assertions that the Russian probe was politically tainted.” (0-2/26/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/trump-russia-scandal-democratic-rebuttal-memo

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30) NCAA: The world’s last bastion of British aristocratic privilege
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“Historically, the mark of the true aristocrat was one who was completely unproductive. I am not exaggerating — doing any paid work of any sort made one a tradesman, and at best lowered ones status (in England) or essentially caused your aristocratic credentials to be revoked (France). The whole notion of amateurism was originally tied up in this aristocratic nonsense. It’s fine to play cricket or serve in Parliament unpaid, but take money for doing so and you are out. This had the benefit of essentially clearing the pitch in both politics and sports (and even fields like science, for a time) for the aristocracy, since no one else could afford to dedicate time to these pursuits and not get paid. These attitudes carried over into things like the Olympics and even early American baseball, though both eventually gave up on the concept as outdated. But the one last bastion of support of these old British aristocratic privileges is the NCAA, which still dedicates enormous resources, with an assist from the FBI, to track down anyone who gets a dollar when they are a college athlete.” (02/26/18)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2018/02/ncaa-the-worlds-last-bastion-of-british-aristocratic-privilege.html

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31) If government regulates ICOs, they should do it like the Swiss
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Max Gulker, PhD

“Many people disagree with government regulation of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), but one could do a lot worse than Switzerland’s financial regulator, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). This month, FINMA published guidelines for ICOs originating in Switzerland, which has become something of a haven for the new investment vehicles. While not at all perfect, the guidelines are far clearer than anything put out by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and could resolve some uncertainty in this burgeoning market. Furthermore, the FINMA guidelines provide an original taxonomy of crypto tokens — a taxonomy that could be useful in the wider community.” (02/26/18)

https://www.aier.org/blog/if-governments-regulate-icos-they-should-do-it-swiss

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32) Five reasons Mexican workers would cheer the demise of NAFTA
Source: In These Times
by Manuel Perez Rocha

“Mexicans have plenty not to like about Donald Trump: his racism, his wall, his tirades against immigrants. But if there’s a disruption provoked by Trump we should actually embrace, it’s the renegotiation of NAFTA — or even the trade pact’s possible end. Along with Mexico’s upcoming presidential elections on July 1 (in which center-left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador (AMLO, as he is popularly known) is the clear front runner), the possible unraveling of NAFTA has the country’s business elite and political establishment freaking out. … During its 24 years, NAFTA has helped to widen inequalities in Mexico, Canada and the United States alike — and to play workers in the three countries against each other. Since the pact went into effect, inequality in Mexico has risen to levels at triple the OECD average, while about half of the population remains in poverty. An end to NAFTA could help Mexico finally reduce its economic and political subordination to the United States, diversify its trade relations and develop a sovereign economic policy that benefits its population — not only transnational corporations. Here are at least five reasons why most Mexicans would cheer the end of NAFTA.” (02/26/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20941/Mexico-workers-NAFTA-rights-environment-donald-trump

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33) Quantum Vibe, 02/26/18
Source: Quantum Vibe
by Scott Bieser & Lea Jean Badelles

Cartoon. (02/26/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1763

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34) Maybe we need less “self-esteem”
Source: Town Hall
by Elliot Resnick

“While browsing Twitter last week, I suddenly noticed a barrage of tweets hailing Dana Loesch’s performance at CNN’s town hall meeting on gun control. Curious, I headed to YouTube to see it. Loesch, indeed, defended the Second Amendment with tact and poise, but what struck me most as I watched the event wasn’t her performance but the vicious behavior of the crowd. Like a mob, the audience repeatedly heckled Loesch – and Senator Marco Rubio before her — for opposing gun control of any kind. It even booed Loesch for arguing that some rape victims would have loved to have had a gun to fend off their assailant. Meanwhile, anyone supporting gun control was wildly cheered, as if CNN were hosting a sporting match rather than a serious political discussion. That so many adults were uninterested in reasoned debate was disturbing enough. More disquieting, though, was watching several snarky teenagers at the town hall lecturing adults three times their age.” (02/26/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/elliotresnick/2018/02/26/we-need-less-selfesteem-n2454575

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35) Blowback: How the bombing of Libya in 2011 led to terror in Britain
Source: The Intercept
by Mehdi Hasan

“On May 22, 2017, Salman Abedi blew himself up at a pop concert in Manchester, England, killing 22 people. It was the worst terrorist attack in Manchester’s history — and the worst in the U.K. since the London bombings of 2005. The youngest victim was just 8 years old. But was this horrific suicide attack in 2017, at least in part, blowback from British foreign policy? Did the NATO-backed war in Libya play a role in radicalizing Abedi?” (02/26/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/02/26/libya-bombing-gaddafi-uk-terror-attacks/

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36) America needs to get back to the basics in foreign policy
Source: Cato Institute
by Ted Galen Carpenter

“An especially pernicious idea regarding U.S. foreign policy was Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s assertion that the United States was the world’s ‘indispensable nation.’ It would have been bad enough if that statement had been a content-less expression of national narcissism. However, that same arrogant assumption has been the guiding principle of Washington’s foreign policy since the end of World War II — and especially since the end of the Cold War. The belief led to strategic overextension, as the United States embraced security obligations, both explicit and implicit, around the world. Moreover, the problem of America’s strategic overextension is getting worse, not better.” (02/25/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/america-needs-get-back-basics-foreign-policy

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37) The Big Pharma family that brought us the opioid crisis
Source: Our Future
by Sam Pizzigati

“If the devil wears Prada, what do America’s most destructive drug pushers wear? They wear smiles. The drug pushers we have in mind here have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough fatalities to decrease overall U.S. life expectancy at birth for the last two years running. Yet no police SWAT teams have pounded down any doors hunting these drug pushers down. These particular drug pushers have devastated millions of families across the United States. Yet some of America’s most honorable institutions, outfits ranging from Yale University to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have spent decades lauding their philanthropic generosity and benevolence. We’re obviously not talking El Chapo or any of his drug-running buddies here. We’re talking about the mega-billionaire family behind one of America’s most profitable drug-industry empires, the privately held Purdue Pharma.” (02/26/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180226/the-big-pharma-family-that-brought-us-the-opioid-crisis

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38) Et tu, Bernie?
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“[T]he one supposedly bright spot in this pit of abysmal darkness has flickered out, with Bernie Sanders, the Ron Paul of the Reds, jumping on the Russia-did-it bandwagon and cowering in the wake of Robert Mueller’s laughable ‘indictment,’ in which the special prosecutor avers that $100,000 in Facebook ads were designed to throw the election to Trump — and to help Bernie! Oh no, says Bernie, from his place of exile in the wilds of Vermont, where the Russians did not take over the electrical grid: It wasn’t me! Instead of standing up to the crazies — by which I mean the Democratic party Establishment — and saying that the whole Russia-phobic campaign is based on nothing but hot air and fantasy, he’s kowtowing to the very people who are trying to smear him as a Russian agent.” (02/26/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/02/25/et-tu-bernie/

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39) Science fiction no more, can lab-grown meat feed (and save) the world?
Source: Reuters
by Paul Shapiro

“With six Oscar nominations (including best picture and actor), Darkest Hour is fascinating audiences with its portrayal of Winston Churchill facing history-altering decisions at a turning point in World War Two. In fact, Churchill had been thinking about the future of humanity in rather radical ways for years already. In 1931, Churchill published an essay, Fifty Years Hence, in which he made predictions about what the world might look like by the 1980s. Among the more stunning: that humans would figure out how to permanently divorce meat production from animal husbandry. ‘We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing,’ Churchill prophesied, ‘by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.’ Because doing so would free up land that had been used for growing crops to feed farm animals, he concluded, ‘parks and gardens will cover our pastures and ploughed fields.’” (02/26/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-shapiro-meat-commentary/commentary-science-fiction-no-more-can-lab-grown-meat-feed-and-save-the-world-idUSKCN1GA25H

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40) Self-defense, implausible?
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Don’t take a GUN-FREE ZONE sign to a gun fight. Whenever there’s a horrific incident of mass murder, advocates of citizen disarmament blame the right to protect oneself against armed attackers. The thinking seems to be that if we make it illegal for all civilians to have guns, bad guys willing to kill people will also refrain from using guns as they try to kill people. This is implausible.” (02/26/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/02/26/self-defense-implausible/

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41) It is always, always, ALWAYS okay to question official narratives
Source: Steemit
by Caitlin Johnstone

“On the fifth of April, 2017, CNN staged a fake, scripted interview featuring a seven year-old Syrian girl sounding out pro-regime change talking points syllable-by-syllable using concepts that she could not possibly understand. CNN host Alisyn Camerota was asking the child questions throughout the performance, which means that Camerota necessarily had the other half of the script. CNN has never offered an explanation for this event, and nobody has ever been able to provide me with a plausible defense of it. … And yet CNN has the gall to get huffy and indignant when it’s suggested that they tried to use scripted questions in a town hall about the Florida school shooting. I rarely pay much attention to false flag theories … It’s not that I doubt for one second that the US power establishment would butcher American citizens if it significantly benefitted them, I just see no clearly laid-out evidence that that’s what happened in these cases. That said, the fact that the same mass media machine which brazenly staged a war psyop using a seven year-old girl is loudly condemning people who question the official narrative about the Florida school shooting is obscene.” (02/25/18)

https://steemit.com/conspiracy/@caitlinjohnstone/it-is-always-always-always-okay-to-question-official-narratives

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42) The return of seditious libel
Source: spiked
by Brendan O’Neill

“In one sense, I’m grateful that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has used this nation’s notorious libel laws to extract an apology and a substantial amount of money from Tory MP Ben Bradley. I’ve been arguing for a while now that Corbyn and his crew are not radical, and in fact would likely have a small-c conservative, horizons-shrinking impact on political life, what with their bourgeois determination to soften Brexit, their keenness on nanny-state interference in everyday life, and their dearth of big economic ideas. And there is nothing — actually nothing — that could have better illustrated this fact than their use of England’s repugnant, archaic, rich man’s libel law to punish someone who said something false about Corbyn. When you use this legal tool of aristocratic vengeance, this chilling feudalistic hangover, this law beloved of Holocaust deniers, Saudi plutocrats and other enemies of the open society, you forfeit every right to call yourself radical.” (02/26/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-return-of-seditious-libel/

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43) Thirteen Russians: A defense lawyer decodes the Mueller indictments
Source: CounterPunch
by Stanley L Cohen

“While endless debate has been unleashed with the most recent indictment returned by the grand jury empaneled by Special Counsel Mueller, most of it is but more tea leaves to be read as so much wishful partisan cheer for Putin … or jeer for Trump. Watching journalists and fans, alike, weigh in, with expert certainty, on matters of complex litigation and sophisticated criminal procedure, as if a mere cotton candy purchase may pass time with sweetened fancy, however, it provides little informed answer by way of what a ‘case’ is, or is not, and where it may ultimately lead.” (02/26/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/26/thirteen-russians-a-defense-lawyer-decodes-the-mueller-indictments/

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44) A Roman lesson on inflation
Source: Cobden Centre
by Alasdair Macleod

“The point President [Grover] Cleveland made back in the 1880s was that individuals and vested interests had no rights to preferential treatment by a government elected to represent all. For if preference is given, it is always at the expense of others. Those days are long gone, and the last president to take this stance was Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. He was followed by Herbert Hoover, who was very much an interventionist. As Coolidge reportedly said of his Vice-President, ‘That man has given me nothing but advice, and all of it bad.’ Hoover was criticised for his disastrous intervention policies by Franklin Roosevelt, who succeeded in ousting him in the 1932 election, and then outdid him with even more intervention.” (02/26/18)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/02/a-roman-lesson-on-inflation/

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45) The AR-15: Threat or menace? A warning to gun-grabbers
Source: The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith

“History lesson: the Second Amendment was written by America’s Founders to reserve for us the physical means to resist the tyranny of government. And it works pretty well: the historian in me can think of more than one presidential administration that would almost certainly have oppressed Americans if it hadn’t known how well armed we are. Just remember how frightened they all were by the Vietnam anti-war movement, or the Tea Party marches. Our ‘leaders’ all looked and sounded just like Beaker from Muppet Labs. Gun Free Zones must be outlawed, and not only teachers and other adults trained and armed to protect the children, but, self-defense being an individual bodily function that cannot be delegated, the children must be trained and armed to protect themselves.” (02/25/18)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2018/tle962-20180225-02.html

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46) Transaction batching: Good for fees, bad for privacy
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Jamie Redman

“Transaction batching is a procedure that allows individuals and businesses the ability to group multiple transactions into one TXID. This maneuver essentially alleviates more space in processed blocks. Many companies, wallet providers, and exchanges including Coinbase, Shapeshift, Kraken, and others have begun to bundle multiple transactions. In the past individuals and businesses would send each transaction with its own unique TXID, but would have to pay fees for each one. This past week the peer-to-peer platform Shapeshift revealed it was batching transactions in order to save space on the chain and save customers money on network fees. … To some individuals the benefits of batching transactions can be seen with fees being lower and a less congested network. However, some people believe there are significant drawbacks — most notably centralization and a lack of privacy.” (02/26/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/transaction-batching-good-for-fees-bad-for-privacy/

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47) Public goods, national defense, and central planning
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“The competitive market economy is a powerful institutional mechanism for bringing human ingenuity, energy and creativity to bear to improve both the material and cultural circumstances of multitudes of people around the world. Wherever relatively free market capitalism is operating, it succeeds in ending human poverty and brings about rising standards of living for hundreds of millions, indeed, now billions of people. Yet, it is argued that there are some things — ‘public goods’ — that only government can effectively supply to everyone in society.” (02/26/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/public-goods-national-defense-central-planning/

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48) Thoughts on trial by jury
Source: The Jolly Libertarian
by Marco den Ouden

“Recently there has been a furor over the trials and acquittals of two men charged with the murders of two Aboriginal people in Canada. In Saskatchewan, a jury acquitted the man accused of murdering 22 year old Colten Boushie. In Manitoba, the accused was acquitted of murdering 15 year old Tina Fontaine, a troubled young teenager. Indeed, the jury acquittal of O.J. Simpson for murder in California in 1995 raised a furor south of the border. These and other acquittals of alleged murderers who the public ‘knew’ were guilty have cast the jury system into disrepute.” (02/25/18)

http://jollylibertarian.blogspot.com/2018/02/thoughts-on-trial-by-jury.html

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49) In defense of intolerance
Source: PanAm Post
by Jose Azel

“Intolerance has a disproportionally bad reputation. It is commonly defined as the unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differs from one’s own, and is often equated with bigotry and narrow-mindedness. But in well-meaning attempts to stem intolerance, modern society may have gone too far.” (02/25/18)

https://panampost.com/jose-azel/2018/02/25/in-defense-of-intolerance/

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50) This is a rights violator. Learn how to recognize them
Source: The Zelman Partisans
by Carl Bussjaeger

“A man on Prozac, who had been diagnosed with mental illness and had a history of multiple suicide attempts, had stated his desire to kill someone at work. He had made deaths against people at work on multiple occasions. … he killed 8 people at his former workplace, and injured 12, before killing himself (successfully, at last). His family sued the Eli Lilly company, maker of Prozac, claiming the company failed to disclose adverse side effects contributing to the killer’s actions. … Eli Lilly cut a secret deal with the family. The deal was concealed from the judge. Harvey Sloane, failed senatorial candidate, does not blame the mentally ill man who should have been a prohibited person, nor the people who failed to report him. He does not blame Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of a drug with now known side effects that include violent impulses. He does not blame Sig Sauer, the pistol manufacturer. He does not blame Smith & Wesson, the revolver manufacturer. He does not blame the bayonet, nor its manufacturer. He blames ‘assault weapons,’ a class that did not even exist at the time, and does not now aside from a few states.” (02/25/18)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=4908

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51) Reason Podcast, 02/26/18
Source: Reason

“In today’s Reason Podcast, Nick Gillespie, Eric Boehm, Robby Soave, and yours truly discuss Mona Charen getting booed at CPAC and the strange new respect she’s now getting from the readers of The New York Times, plus why the National Front scion Marion LePen is not a ‘classical liberal.’ We also take on Donald Trump’s claim that if he’d been on the scene in Parkland during the shooting, ‘I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,’ plus the Parkland sheriff’s belief that ‘lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep.’ What would it be like, we wonder, to live in a world where ‘the authorities [can] just stop someone who has guns and is weird’ — and how much trouble would the Reason staff be if that were true?” [various formats] (02/26/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/02/26/talk-show-2-26-podcast

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52) Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 103
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Episode 103 features an interview of Skyler by Graeme Anderson for the Homeschooling and Liberty Summit, which occurred throughout the month of February 2018. Topics include: his schooling experience, moving his family to unschooling and peaceful parenting, what these have to do with his political views and the voluntary principle, and more.” [various formats] (02/26/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/skyler-interviewed-homeschooling-liberty-summit-27m-episode-103

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53) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 02/26/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“President Trump has announced yet another round of North Korea sanctions, targeting Chinese and other companies still daring to trade with Pyongyang. Will he bring Kim Jong-Un to his knees? Or just keep hurting the suffering civilians?” [Flash video] (02/26/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/more-north-korea-sanctions-who-benefits-who-suffers

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54) Freedom Feens Radio, 02/26/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

No episode description, but the usual fun Feens stuff. Worms. [various formats] (02/26/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15671

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55) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 336
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc is joined by Libertarian candidate for the Governorship of Illinois, Matthew C. Scaro! Matt describes how he first became interested in libertarian ideas after seeing some YouTube videos of a certain Texas Congressman named Ron Paul. Matt then describes how he decided to take the inspiration of Dr. Paul and channel into the political sphere, leading him to become involved with the Libertarian Party and to run for the Governor of Illinois. Lions of Liberty listeners will love Matt’s passion for liberty!” [various formats] (02/26/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/02/26/matthew-c-scaro-brings-liberty-fire-illinois-governors-race/

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56) One Free Family, episode 6
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Unschooling is so often defined by what it isn’t, but it’s so much more than ‘not school.’ In this episode, James and Taylor dive into some ways to create a nutrient-rich learning environment that expands our kids’ worldviews while also giving them space and support to go deeper on their existing interests.” [Flash audio] (02/26/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/creating-nutrient-rich-environment-off006/

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57) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 160
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #160, I breakdown Trump’s CPAC Speech. In the speech, Trump celebrates increased military spending and moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Trump also makes threats and announces new sanctions against North Korea. I point out Trump’s lies and explain why non-intervention is a better path.” [various formats] (02/26/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-160-trumps-cpac-speech

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58) Free Talk Live, 02/25/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Texans upset about wrestling champion :: Arming teachers :: Wind projects :: Questions about dating :: Cryptocurrencies :: Dating :: Lawyers :: Who is really at fault? :: Seattle residents report a suspicious flag :: Governance & court :: School moves to ban ‘best friends’ :: Caller went to anti-gun rights rally & Congressional election :: Edgington Post, Lennart Lopint :: HOSTS — Darryl, Mark, Jonny Ray.” [Flash audio or MP3] (02/25/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-02-25

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59) Thoughts from Maharrey Head, episode 100
Source: Tenth Amendment Center

“We all have ideologies. They help us make sense of a complex world and provide us with a lens through which we can evaluate events. But ideologies can get us in trouble when we become unable to look outside of them. In this episode, I talk about the problems that inevitably crop up if you try to project your ideological point of view on the Constitution. I also catch you up on what’s been going on over the last seven months and make an announcement about an exciting project I hope to release this spring.” [various formats] (02/25/18)

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/02/podcast-ideology-and-the-constitution/

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60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 153
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“With Special Guest, we discuss whether or not fame moves the movement forward, The Anarchist Experience Flag Burn Challenge, and when (if ever) it’s morally justified to violate the Non Aggression Principle.” [various formats] (02/25/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/the-anarchist-experience-153/

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