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Volume XVI, Issue #3,938
Monday, March 26th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Catalonia: Puigdemont’s abduction in Germany sparks mass protests
2) Egypt: Regime watching presidential election turnout as el-Sissi win guaranteed
3) Daniels describes Trump affair, alleged threats, on 60 Minutes
4) CA: “Mad” Mike Hughes finally blasts off in homemade rocket
5) Hundreds of thousands march in support of higher school shooting body counts
6) Rich people will soon be able to buy fake meteor showers on demand
7) Chinese air force drills again in South China Sea, Western Pacific
8) Switzerland: High rate of gun ownership, no mass shootings since 2001
9) Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together
10) Report: Police routinely using dead people’s fingerprints to access iPhones
11) China’s space station expected to hit Earth soon, possibly in Europe
12) Study: Medical marijuana could prevent recovering addicts from relapse
13) Somalia: Car bomb kills four
14) Report: Two lawyers not joining Trump legal team after all
15) TX: Parents charged with abusing teen over arranged marriage
16) Bank of America will pay $42 million to settle “masking” probe
17) France: Police officer who swapped himself for gunman’s hostage dies
18) US regime charges nine Iranians with knowing stuff
19) Egypt: Car bomb explosion leaves two dead
20) Trump regime announces policy to ban most transgender people from serving in military

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) You go first: The Peace Amendment
22) It shouldn’t be illegal to work at home
23) Airbnb may not be good for hotels, but it’s great for everyone else
24) Defensive gun use saves lives
25) The Iraq war after 15 years
26) McMaster’s out, Bolton’s in. Be very afraid.
27) Armed protection in schools is an obvious first step to preventing school shootings
28) Advice for Trump: Don’t fire Robert Mueller — He will clear you in the end
29) Trump, free speech, and libertarianism
30) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter six, part 5
31) In our guts, we know they’re nuts
32) Quantum Vibe, 03/23/18
33) Amnesty International: Trumpeting for war … again
34) This is how trade wars happen
35) Back to basics: Whom does a protectionist measure hit?
36) Prisons are stupid and wrong
37) Uber & Lyft hurting mass transit? There’s nothing wrong with that
38) How the Federal Reserve set up the coming retail apocalypse
39) Why Bolton’s MEK connection matters
40) With Bolton, Trump shakes off generals’ restraints
41) No, really, the US trade deficit can go on forever
42) Is anarcho-capitalism possible?
43) The only good thing about John Bolton in the White House is that he’s not a general
44) Dems kept cheerleading Bush-era neocons; now there’s one in the White House
45) A brief history of college in America
46) Four thoughts on John Bolton as National Security Advisor
47) Disaster
48) John Bolton not just a hawk, but a war criminal who may get us all killed
49) “Free range parenting” now “legal” in Utah
50) Hope Not Hate: Anti-fascist authoritarianism
51) Bipartisan planks
52) Scarier than a neoconservative
53) On military spending and trade, Trump puts Americans last
54) Did the US government kill Otto Warmbier?
55) Preemption

The Sound and the Fury:

56) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 100
57) Free Talk Live, 03/24/18
58) Anarchist Barber Shop, episode 38
59) AnarchoChristian, episode 6
60) Johnny Rocket Launch Pad, episode 138
61) Praise of Folly, 03/24/18
62) Scott Adams Says, 03/24/18
63) Editor’s Break, episode 68
64) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 03/23/18
65) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 171
66) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1119
67) Felony Friday, episode 116
68) Deconstructed, 03/23/18
69) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 232
70) Anarcho Agenda, episode 62

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

1) Catalonia: Puigdemont’s abduction in Germany sparks mass protests
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Five months after going on the run from Spanish authorities, Catalonia’s former president was detained in Germany on an international warrant Sunday by highway police after the ardent separatist crossed the border with Denmark. Carles Puigdemont’s capture, aided by Spanish intelligence services, sparked protests of tens of thousands in Catalonia’s main city of Barcelona and other towns in the wealthy northeastern corner of Spain [sic]. Some of the demonstrators clashed with riot police. Spain was plunged into its worst political crisis in three decades when Puigdemont’s government flouted a court ban and held an ad-hoc referendum on independence for the northeastern region in October. The Catalan parliament’s subsequent declaration of independence received no international recognition and provoked a takeover of the regional government by Spanish authorities that they say won’t be lifted until a new government that respects Spain’s Constitution is in place.” (03/25/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Fugitive-ex-Catalan-leader-held-by-police-in-12779817.php

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2) Egypt: Regime watching presidential election turnout as el-Sissi win guaranteed
Source: The Globe and Mail [Canada]

“This week’s presidential election in Egypt is not about who wins — that was settled long ago — but about how many people bother to cast ballots. Authorities hope that enough people will vote for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to lend legitimacy to an election in which the only other candidate is an obscure politician who has made no effort to challenge him. … A number of other presidential hopefuls stepped forward earlier this year, including some who might have attracted a sizable protest vote. But they were all either arrested or pressured to withdraw, making this the least competitive election since the 2011 uprising raised hopes of democratic change. The government nevertheless hopes that sizable turnout among the country’s nearly 60 million eligible voters will lend legitimacy to the vote, and is giving Egyptians three days to cast their ballots, starting Monday.” (03/25/18)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-egypt-watching-presidential-election-turnout-as-el-sissi-win/

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3) Daniels describes Trump affair, alleged threats, on 60 Minutes
Source: CBS News

“A week and a half before the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s personal attorney paid a porn star named Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with the Republican candidate for President. Today, that arrangement is well on its way to becoming the most talked-about ‘hush agreement’ in history, with potential legal and political implications for the President. Through his spokesman, Mr. Trump has denied having an affair with Stormy Daniels, and his lawyers are now threatening her with financial ruin, saying she has to pay one million dollars every time she violates her agreement to stay silent. But that didn’t stop her from coming on 60 Minutes.” (03/25/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stormy-daniels-describes-her-alleged-affair-with-donald-trump-60-minutes-interview/

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4) CA: “Mad” Mike Hughes finally blasts off in homemade rocket
Source: Newsweek

“Self-taught rocket man and proud flat-Earther ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes has finally blasted off in his homemade rocket. Soaring 1,875 feet off the ground Saturday, he made it back to Earth in one piece–if a little clobbered, The Associated Press reports. The launch has been a long time coming. Originally planned for last November, it was hit by multiple delays because of mechanical troubles and issues with the Bureau of Land Management.” (03/25/18)

http://www.newsweek.com/mike-hughes-rocket-flat-earth-launch-859742

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5) Hundreds of thousands march in support of higher school shooting body counts
Source: Chicago Tribune

“In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against [sic] gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a ‘vote-them-out’ movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammo. They took to the streets of the nation’s capital and such cities as Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Oakland, California, in the kind of numbers seen during the Vietnam era, sweeping up activists long frustrated by stalemate in the gun debate and bringing in lots of new, young voices.” [editor’s note: You can have more “gun control” or you can have fewer murder victims. You can’t have both – TLK] (03/24/18)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-march-for-our-lives-20180324-story.html

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6) Rich people will soon be able to buy fake meteor showers on demand
Source: BuzzFeed News

“In the latest scheme of the booming private space industry, a Japanese company proposes to light up the night with made-to-order shooting stars. But some experts worry about space clutter, and the scary consequences of these artificial meteors hitting important satellites. If everything works out, the night sky over Hiroshima, Japan, will fill with the graceful arcs of blue, green, and orange shooting stars sometime in the summer of 2019. The fireworks will come courtesy of a satellite some 220 miles high, owned by the world’s first ‘aerospace entertainment’ firm, Astro Live Experiences, or ALE. The brainchild of University of Tokyo astronomer Lena Okajima, the spacecraft will circle the globe and kick out 15 to 20 small metallic pebbles on command. Those seeds, less than half an inch wide, will blaze overhead for a few bright seconds over the city of the buyer’s choice.” (03/25/18)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/danvergano/ale-shooting-star-satellite-meteor

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7) Chinese air force drills again in South China Sea, Western Pacific
Source: Reuters

“China’s air force has held another round of drills in the disputed South China Sea and the Western Pacific after passing though Japan’s southern islands, the air force said on Sunday, calling such exercises the best preparation for war. China is in the midst of an ambitious military modernization program overseen by President Xi Jinping with a heavy focus on its air force and navy, from building stealth fighters to adding aircraft carriers. China insists it has no hostile intent, but its sabre-rattling in the busy South China Sea waterway, and around Taiwan, has touched a nerve in the region and in Washington.” (03/25/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-again-in-south-china-sea-western-pacific-idUSKBN1H103L

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8) Switzerland: High rate of gun ownership, no mass shootings since 2001
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Switzerland hasn’t had a mass shooting since 2001, when a man stormed the local parliament in Zug, killing 14 people and then himself. The country has about 2 million privately owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people. In 2016, the country had 47 homicides with firearms. The country’s overall murder rate is near zero. The National Rifle Association often points to Switzerland to argue that more rules on gun ownership aren’t necessary. In 2016, the NRA said on its blog that the European country had one of the lowest murder rates in the world while still having millions of privately owned guns and a few hunting weapons that don’t even require a permit. But the Swiss have some specific rules and regulations for gun use.” (03/25/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Switzerland-has-a-stunningly-high-rate-of-gun-12709383.php

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9) Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Russia and the Taliban have separately rejected comments made by the head of US forces in Afghanistan that Moscow has been supporting, and even supplying weapons to, the insurgent group. Gen John Nicholson told the BBC last week he had seen ‘destabilising activity by the Russians.’ The Russian embassy in Kabul in a statement dismissed the general’s claim as ‘baseless’ and ‘idle gossip.’ A Taliban spokesman said they had not ‘received assistance from any country.’ The spokesman told the Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency: ‘The enemy has no evidence in this regard.’ Speaking with the BBC’s Justin Rowlett, Gen Nicholson said Russia had been undermining US efforts in the region despite shared interests in fighting terrorism and narcotics.” (03/25/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43533138

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10) Report: Police routinely using dead people’s fingerprints to access iPhones
Source: Raw Story

“Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. routinely use the fingerprints of dead people to bypass biometric safeguards meant to protect Apple iPhones from being unlocked, according to a new report. Forbes reported Thursday that is has become ‘relatively common’ for investigators to try to unlock fingerprint-protected smartphones using the digits of their deceased owners, citing unnamed police sources. While strong encryption and other security safeguards have made it increasingly difficult for criminal investigators to glean data off certain devices, local and federal authorities have had successes in homicide cases where victims had enabled Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensing technology, Forbes reported.” (03/25/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/police-routinely-using-dead-peoples-fingerprints-access-iphones-report

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11) China’s space station expected to hit Earth soon, possibly in Europe
Source: Fox News

“A space station launched by China (which it reportedly lost track of) is expected plummet to Earth on or near April Fool’s Day. The Tiangong-1 stopped responding to China’s commands 2016, according to Space.com. Scientists have since anticipated the space station returning to Earth as a manmade meteorite, but are unsure where it will land. In recent months, scientists have had a better approximation of where the station may land. According to the Washington Post, they’ve warned that Spain, Portugal, France and Greece may see the 19,000-pound meteorite plummet within their borders.” (03/25/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/03/25/chinas-space-station-expected-to-hit-earth-soon-possibly-in-europe.html

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12) Study: Medical marijuana could prevent recovering addicts from relapse
Source: Smell the Truth

“Recovering drug and alcohol addicts may be able to stay clean with the help of non-psychoactive cannabis, new research suggests. A preclinical study published in the medical journal Neuropsychopharmacology finds that the therapeutic compound found in marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), can help control impulses to use addictive drugs such as alcohol and cocaine, reports Science Daily. An investigative team at the Scripps Research Institute studied rats with a history of using alcohol or cocaine daily on their own, leading to behavior associated with addiction. The researchers applied a CBD gel to the rats once per day, and reported that CBD effectively reduced relapse provoked by stress and drug cues. The drug-experienced rats also experienced a reduction in anxiety and impulsivity. The rats were examined five months after being administered CBD, and still showed signs of a reduced relapse. The result was unexpected, considering that CBD was completely cleared from the brain and plasma of the rats only three days after completing therapy.” (03/23/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/03/23/medical-marijuana-could-prevent-recovering-addicts-from-relapse-study-finds

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13) Somalia: Car bomb kills four
Source: Hindustan Times [India]

“A car bomb exploded near Somalia’s parliament headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least four people along with the driver, police said Sunday, with several others injured. A huge cloud of smoke could be seen billowing over the area dotted with security checkpoints erected along a road leading to the presidential palace, whose main gate is just 200 meters (yards) from the blast site. The checkpoint also is close to the interior ministry. … Mogadishu is often a target of attacks by the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab, the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. ” (03/25/18)

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/car-bomb-kills-four-near-somalia-parliament-in-mogadishu/story-mFWFwchDIy7jyoXNP2f7AM.html

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14) Report: Two lawyers not joining Trump legal team after all
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“President Donald Trump will not be adding two new lawyers to the legal team defending him in the special counsel’s Russia investigation after all, one of the president’s attorneys said Sunday. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement that Washington lawyers Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have conflicts that won’t allow them to represent the president regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Sekulow had announced diGenova’s appointment last week. Sunday’s announcement came just hours after Trump used Twitter to push back against reports that he’s having difficulty adding to his legal team, saying he was ‘very happy’ with his current attorneys.” (03/25/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Trump-says-many-lawyers-want-to-represent-him-12779865.php

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15) TX: Parents charged with abusing teen over arranged marriage
Source: Washington Post

“Investigators say the Iraqi parents of a 16-year-old girl who allegedly ran away from her South Texas home to avoid an arranged marriage have been charged with attacking her for refusing to wed an older man. … the mother and father were arrested Friday on family violence charges for allegedly choking the teen, beating her and pouring hot cooking oil on her. The parents allegedly were to receive $20,000 for the arranged wedding.” (03/24/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/parents-charged-with-abusing-teen16-over-arranged-marriage/2018/03/24/ee519d1c-2fab-11e8-8dc9-3b51e028b845_story.html

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16) Bank of America will pay $42 million to settle “masking” probe
Source: CNBC

“Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch routinely misled customers by telling them billions of stock trades had been managed in-house when they were actually turned over to outside firms, part of a five-year scheme that New York’s attorney general says made the bank’s trading services appear more sophisticated than they were. On Friday, the attorney general announced a $42 million settlement with Bank of America over what it called the ‘masking’ strategy, which was applied to 16 million client trade orders between 2008 and 2013, representing over 4 billion traded shares.” [editor’s note: The article doesn’t mention whether any of the money goes to actual victims or whether it’s all just an extortion payment to the state – TLK] (03/23/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/23/bank-of-america-in-42-million-settlement-for-masking-trading.html

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17) France: Police officer who swapped himself for gunman’s hostage dies
Source: Denver Post

“A French police officer who traded places with a hostage during a standoff with a gunman Friday has died. Three other people were killed and several others injured in the attack, which roiled the country that has borne the brunt of Europe’s recent struggle with terrorist violence. Arnaud Beltrame, 44, a lieutenant colonel in the French police, succumbed to his injuries early Saturday. … According to French media reports, the attacker, whom Collomb named as Redouane Lakdim, claimed to be connected to the Islamic State as he entered the store. After Lakdim was killed by French authorities, the Islamic State — through its Amaq news arm — identified him as a ‘soldier’ and asserted responsibility for the shooting in Carcassonne and the assault on the Trebes supermarket. The group has made similar claims even when attackers may have been only loosely inspired by the Islamic State or had no verifiable connections to the group.” (03/24/18)

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/24/french-police-officer-hero-dies/

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18) US regime charges nine Iranians with knowing stuff
Source: New York Times

“Nine Iranians stole [sic] secrets from American government agencies, universities and companies in a yearslong cyberattack, federal law enforcement officials said on Friday, calling out Tehran amid fears that the Trump administration will dismantle the Iran nuclear deal. The suspects worked as managers, contractors, associates and hackers for hire at the Mabna Institute, based in Iran, a contractor for the Iranian government working on behalf of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which benefited from the sensitive information obtained in the hacking, the officials said.” (03/23/18)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/us/politics/iranians-hacking-scheme-irgc.html

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19) Egypt: Car bomb explosion leaves two dead
Source: CBS News

“A bomb placed under a nearby car exploded Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria as the city security chief’s convoy passed by, killing two policemen and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said. Local media reports said Gen. Mostafa al-Nimr survived the explosion and he was seen on a local TV channel in good condition while inspecting the area of the blast shortly after it took place. … Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told The Associated Press that two policemen were killed and four others wounded in today’s explosion, adding that one civilian was also wounded. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.” (03/24/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/egypt-alexandria-car-bombing-leaves-policemen-dead-2018-03-24/

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20) Trump regime announces policy to ban most transgender people from serving in military
Source: CNN

“The White House on Friday announced a policy to ban most transgender people from serving in the US military. Following a Pentagon policy review after a tweet by President Donald Trump last year, the White House said the policy will say ‘transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery — are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances.’ White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump had rescinded his previous policy to allow this new policy to take its place.” (03/24/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/23/politics/transgender-white-house/index.html

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

21) You go first: The Peace Amendment
Source: The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith

“It is time to ratify the Peace Amendment. Here’s how it would work: the first clause would repeal the War Powers Act and any other law, regulation, or directive that allows a president to send troops overseas (or do very much of anything else militarily) without a formal declaration of war passed by majority of congress. Maybe even a super-majority. The second clause would reinstate the 1878 Posse Comitatus in full, forbidding the government to use the military to enforce its will anywhere within the United States. … The third clause is the meat of the amendment. Having voted to declare war, every Congressman who voted ‘aye’ will immediately get up from his seat and march right out the door, where he will be handed a uniform and a weapon and be conveyed directly to the front, defined as that area of military activity that is producing the highest number of casualties. No excuses. Practicing politicians will be denied Conscientious Objectorhood.” (03/25/18)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2018/tle966-20180325-02.html

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22) It shouldn’t be illegal to work at home
Source: Reason
by Nick Sibilla

“Many cities across the country, including Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, and Washington, ban home-based companies from having more than one employee who isn’t a resident. By capping payroll so severely, these jurisdictions needlessly prevent entrepreneurs from growing their businesses and creating new jobs. According to a survey published by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2016, home-based businesses generated nearly $632 billion in total revenue in 2012. In fact, slightly more than half of America’s businesses were primarily home-based. Many iconic American companies began as little more than dreams in their founders’ houses. Apple, Google, and Hewlett-Packard were started in garages in Northern California; Walt Disney drew the first Mickey Mouse cartoon in a studio at his home. Fortunately, lawmakers are starting to develop more respect for private property rights.” (for publication 04/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/03/24/it-shouldnt-be-illegal-for-rec

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23) Airbnb may not be good for hotels, but it’s great for everyone else
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Tori-Anne Barry & Romina Boccia

“In cities where Airbnb is an option, travelers are able to find more affordable room accommodations through the short-term rental platform. As the supply of rooms goes up, hotels are feeling the effects and reacting with small price decreases to attract travelers. The research indicates that in 2014, Airbnb renters on average had a consumer surplus of $41 per night in comparison to their hotel-stay counterparts. The hosts themselves also saw a boost of about $26 in surplus per night.” (03/24/18)

https://fee.org/articles/airbnb-may-not-be-good-for-hotels-but-its-great-for-everyone-else/

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24) Defensive gun use saves lives
Source: Libertarian Party
by staff

“Gun violence is both tragic and memorable. Everybody can relate to the loss of life as families and communities are shattered, and the details of mass shootings are repeated endlessly in news stories. In some cases, though, people are able to defend themselves and the others around them. These stories of defensive gun use don’t generate as much attention because the loss of life was halted, and somebody with a gun was able to make a violent incident much less tragic than it might otherwise have been.” (03/23/18)

https://www.lp.org/defensive-gun-use-saves-lives

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25) The Iraq war after 15 years
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Now we mark the 15th anniversary of a foreign-policy decision that rivals Woodrow Wilson’s entry into World War I in its recklessness and cruelty — yet a proper assessment of the atrocity perpetrated by the George W. Bush presidency, aided and abetted by the most prestigious newspapers and television networks in the land, is as elusive as ever. If anything, things have regressed. In an eagerness to paint Trump as the most evil person who has ever lived, many pundits, including Democrats, have found it expedient to look with favor on the execrable Mr. Bush despite the chain of disasters he set in motion in March 2003.” (03/23/18)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/articles/tgif-the-iraq-war-after-15-years/

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26) McMaster’s out, Bolton’s in. Be very afraid.
Source: USA Today
by staff

“As if the Trump presidency hasn’t created enough causes for concern, here’s the latest: A president who famously threatened to rain “fire and fury” down on North Korea has hired one of the nation’s most hawkish foreign policy experts as national security adviser. Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton might very well reinforce Trump’s most hard-edged impulses, among them trashing the Iran nuclear deal, in which Tehran agreed to dismantle its nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions. Add to this equation the voice of Mike Pompeo, the hard-line CIA director recently nominated to replace the fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and the three-year-old Iran deal’s days appear to be numbered. U.S. withdrawal from the multilateral agreement with Europe, Russia and China is likely to prompt Iran to restart its nuclear weapons program, spawning the regional nuclear arms race that Bolton, years ago, wrongly predicted would be the result of President Obama’s negotiations with Tehran.” (03/23/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/03/23/jon-bolton-very-afraid-editorials-debates/453362002

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27) Armed protection in schools is an obvious first step to preventing school shootings
Source: Cato Institute
by Trevor Burrus

“If a serial night burglar or rapist were stalking your neighborhood, the reasonable first response would be to secure your home, perhaps through extra locks, a security system, or, if you’re comfortable, a gun. Broader preventative measures would come next — such as changes to police policies, gun control, or trying to address the social roots of criminal activity — but those wouldn’t see results for months or years to come. The immediate problem is protection. But, for supporters of more restrictive gun control, increasing armed protection at schools sounds like the ravings of someone who’d rather live in the Wild West than in a civilized society. It’s pouring gasoline on the fire. I understand this sentiment. I don’t like guns very much. I don’t own guns. I understand those who would like to live in a gun-free world, but in America that’s a fantasy.” (03/23/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/armed-protection-schools-obvious-first-step-preventing-school-shootings

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28) Advice for Trump: Don’t fire Robert Mueller — He will clear you in the end
Source: Fox News Forum
by Robert Charles

“Will he or won’t he? Rumors continue to swirl and speculation abounds about whether President Trump will order the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election and alleged misconduct by the Trump campaign and the president. President Trump is a high-risk, high-reward player and he often wins. He’s a man of action who is impatient with delays. But in this case, he needs patience. He needs to let the Mueller probe finish on its own time, politically and legally, because that’s the only way for the president to shut down all the speculation and be cleared of doing anything wrong. So firing Mueller should be off the table — something President Trump doesn’t even consider. The president needs to focus on his job, do his best to serve the American people, and just hit pause and stop being preoccupied by the Mueller probe. Talking about it and tweeting about it again and again, day after day, simply creates more news coverage and more public concern about the investigation.” (03/24/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/03/24/advice-for-trump-dont-fire-robert-mueller-will-clear-in-end.html

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29) Trump, free speech, and libertarianism
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Scott McPherson

“There is a modest amount of crossover between populism and libertarianism — as there is between libertarianism and other political philosophies — but leftists and progressives should hesitate before lumping us into the same category. For the most part populists are just big-government conservatives — which means they have more in common with the political Left than with us freedom-loving libertarians. It would be difficult to find a better example of this than the president’s views on free speech and a free press — and a dangerous new trend that finds leftists ironically embracing censorship in the name of ‘anti-fascism.’ As we will see, neither the president nor the Left really gives a damn about free speech.” (03/23/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/trump-free-speech-libertarianism/

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30) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter six, part 5
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“The transparency of online communication, according to some, is the death knell of privacy because unwanted others can easily eavesdrop. The government is the biggest snoop of all, of course, especially when it comes to the most demonized personal information of all — financial data. With apologies to Mark Twain, reports of privacy’s death have been greatly exaggerated. With the possible exception of science designed for global warfare, technology always benefits individuals as much as or more than it benefits government. Digital technology has enhanced the individual’s ability to control his own life, including the flow of information and how to protect sensitive data that could be used against him.” (03/24/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-the-satoshi-approach-to-privacy/

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31) In our guts, we know they’re nuts
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Lori Heine

“I’m not old enough to remember Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign. But because the late senator is a hero of mine, I have read quite a bit about what happened. I am, therefore, well aware that President Lyndon B. Johnson’s people put out a TV ad implying that if the Republican challenger triumphed in the 1964 election, he would blow up the world. Reportedly the spot only aired once, but that was all it took. A nuclear bomb doesn’t need to go off twice. ‘In your heart, you know he’s right’ was Goldwater’s campaign slogan. This was changed, by the Democrats, to ‘In your guts, you know he’s nuts.’ The political Left has a long history of smearing those it doesn’t like with accusations of insanity.” (03/23/18)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1831

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32) Quantum Vibe, 03/23/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (03/23/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1774

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33) Amnesty International: Trumpeting for war … again
Source: CounterPunch
by Paul de Rooij

“One must marvel at the first few paragraphs of Amnesty International’s recent press release … This is an unambiguous call and a justification for war; it seems that AI is calling for a NATO bombing campaign similar to the one staged in Libya in 2011. There is also no ambiguity as to who AI deems to be culpable and ought to be at the receiving end of a ‘humanitarian bombing’ campaign. Before cheering yet another US/NATO war, it is useful to analyse Amnesty International’s record in assisting propaganda campaigns on the eve of wars. It is also worthwhile reviewing AI’s reporting on Syria, and how it compares with that on other countries in the area.” (03/23/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/23/100699/

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34) This is how trade wars happen
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“The Trump administration has decided to impose $60 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods coming to the US, as well as new restrictions on Chinese investment in the US. China has responded with a promise to impose $20 billion of the same on products such as fruit, nuts, wine, seamless steel pipes, and 115 other products. The reason: to ‘balance out the losses sustained by China through the United States’ increased tariffs on steel and aluminum imports,’ a China statement said. But there is more about to happen. China has just begun. … You look at what’s happening and wonder what happened to stop and then reverse the decades of progress that have been made in reducing tariffs, culminating in the dispute-settlement systems of the World Trade Organization. The short answer is that the US has decided, unilaterally, to ignore them completely, basically acting as if the thing that the US establishment worked so hard to create doesn’t exist. And even as this is happening, many other nations in the world are forming their own free-trade alliances that exclude the US from the process completely.” (03/24/18)

https://www.aier.org/blog/how-trade-wars-happen

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35) Back to basics: Whom does a protectionist measure hit?
Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

“When he announced broad tariffs against Chinese imports, President Donald Trump said about the trade deficit, ‘It’s out of control’ (‘U.S. To Apply Tariffs on About $60 Billion of Chinese Imports,’ Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2018). What this means is that American consumers and businesses who import goods from China are out of control, and the federal government will control them. With threats of retaliation and trade war, indeed with just the standard talk of ‘concessions’ in ordinary trade negotiations, we tend to forget one simple and basic fact: a state’s protectionist measures are imposed on its own citizens or subjects.” (03/24/18)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2018/03/back_to_basics_1.html

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36) Prisons are stupid and wrong
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Obviously, it is evil to cage a person who has only violated some counterfeit ‘law,’ but prisons, and the punishment fetishists who support them, make no distinction. And what of those who legitimately harmed the innocent with an act of negligence or carelessness, rather than through ill intent? I don’t see how this can be considered a crime, and I don’t want them caged, either. If you lock someone away as a result of an accident that the State has decided was a ‘crime,’ you’ve shut the barn door after the horse ran away. Worse than that, you’ve locked the horse out of the barn and thrown it to the wolves.” (03/24/18)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2018/03/prisons-are-stupid-and-wrong.html

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37) Uber & Lyft hurting mass transit? There’s nothing wrong with that
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Chicago recently started taxing users of increasingly popular ride-sharing services so it could spend more on its increasingly unpopular mass transit rail service. This sort of thinking only makes sense to government officials. When app-based ride sharing services Uber and Lyft started to catch on, cities thought they posed a dire threat to their local monopoly taxi services and tried to thwart them. But while ride sharing did cut into taxi ridership, it is also having a big impact on mass transit. In Chicago, for example, ridership fell almost 4% in 2016 and another 3.5% last year. Ridership on weekends has plunged even further. New York’s subway system lost ridership in each of the past two years, something that is virtually unprecedented in the city. In Washington, D.C., ridership on its buses and subway system was down 12% in February, compared with two years ago. And in Boston, ridership dropped 3.3% from 2015 to 2017. But Uber and Lyft aren’t just substituting one form of transportation for another, they’re creating entirely new opportunities for people to get around.” (03/23/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/03/24/advice-for-trump-dont-fire-robert-mueller-will-clear-in-end.html

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38) How the Federal Reserve set up the coming retail apocalypse
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“Over the last few years, the Tenth Amendment Center has been covering state efforts that chip away at the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money by facilitating and encouraging the use of gold and silver. The Federal Reserve’s influence goes far beyond the economy. Its existence facilitates the actions of the bloated, unconstitutional federal government we have today. Without the Fed lending it money and creating dollars out of thin air, the federal government couldn’t operate.” (03/23/18)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/03/23/how-the-federal-reserve-set-up-the-coming-retail-apocalypse/

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39) Why Bolton’s MEK connection matters
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“Now that Bolton is in such an influential position in the Trump administration, his connection with and support for the MEK pose some real dangers for the U.S. He could use his position to funnel misinformation from the MEK to the president to distort U.S. policy in their favor. He might use his position to advocate publicly on behalf of the MEK, and that would give them a de facto endorsement from the administration. Worse still, he could persuade the president that this totalitarian cult is the ‘real’ Iranian opposition, which would simultaneously harm Iranian dissidents and saddle the U.S. with a discredited, deranged cult as its preferred alternative to the Iranian government.” (03/25/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/why-boltons-mek-connection-matters/

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40) With Bolton, Trump shakes off generals’ restraints
Source: Reuters
by Peter Apps

“In appointing John Bolton his new national security adviser, U.S. President Donald Trump could hardly have done more to alarm and antagonize his critics or please his political base. The midterm elections in November might explain some of the political rationale for the move. But along with the firing last week of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in favor of CIA chief Mike Pompeo, it will also dramatically shift the decision-making dynamic around the president. Trump has clearly become frustrated with senior figures around him telling him what he cannot do — and is replacing them with those more likely to support him in following his instincts. These appointments are hardly random. By bringing Bolton into the White House, Trump will gain an ally who has built a career on being almost as idiosyncratic and iconoclastic as him.” (03/23/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apps-bolton-commentary/commentary-with-bolton-trump-shakes-off-generals-restraints-idUSKBN1GZ2W4

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41) No, really, the US trade deficit can go on forever
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“A not uncommon complaint is that it’s not possible for a country to run a trade deficit forever. At some point that debt has to be repaid. Warren Buffett is fond of explaining this with a construction of ‘Squanderville’ and this is one of the things that Buffett gets wrong in reality. Firstly, for good theoretical reasons, second for good reasons of just counting, basic arithmetic.” (03/25/18)

http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/2018/03/25/no-really-the-us-trade-deficit-can-go-on-forever/

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42) Is anarcho-capitalism possible?
Source: Mises Canada
by Antony Mueller

“Even if one agrees that anarcho-capitalism has become a necessity, the question arises whether such a governance is possible. After all, at first sight, insurmountable problems seem to prevent the flourishing of a stateless society. Libertarianism means a private law society. Private businesses in the marketplace provide the traditional functions of the state. The voluntary contract-order of anarcho-capitalism substitutes the hierarchical commando-coordination of activities of the state. The basic meaning of anarcho-capitalism is an order where horizontal cooperation based on voluntary exchange dominates the coordination of human activities.” (03/23/18)

https://www.mises.ca/is-anarcho-capitalism-possible/

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43) The only good thing about John Bolton in the White House is that he’s not a general
Source: The Intercept
by Peter Maass

“America already loves its generals too much but National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Chief of Staff John Kelly nonetheless deserve a special round of thanks for conclusively demonstrating why it’s foolish to trust generals when they swap their uniforms for suits and ties. While Kelly is hanging onto his job for now, McMaster has gotten the boot from President Trump, in favor of John Bolton, who is a genuinely terrifying individual, one of the fiercest war hawks of our times. Whether it’s Iran, North Korea or Iraq, the military option is pretty much the only one for which Bolton has enthusiasm. His ascension to the White House should deepen our anxieties. But that’s not a reason to give a free pass and warm hug to McMaster and other generals who have gotten top White House jobs.” (03/25/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/03/25/the-only-good-thing-about-john-bolton-in-the-white-house-is-that-hes-not-a-general/

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44) Dems kept cheerleading Bush-era neocons; now there’s one in the White House
Source: Medium
by Caitlin Johnstone

“As so many of us have been dreading, PNAC’s favorite bloodthirsty child killer John Bolton has been added to the Trump administration. And as many half-jokingly predicted, Democrats seized on this opportunity to accuse Bolton of being a Kremlin agent. That’s right, John Bolton, the guy who has been trying to start a war with Russia since long before the name Vladimir Putin meant anything to the average Democrat, is being accused of colluding with Russia. Count on Democrats to oppose the most virulent neocon in Washington by accusing him of not being hawkish enough.” (03/23/18)

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45) A brief history of college in America
Source: Strike The Root
by Steve Seachman

“To understand ‘how we got here’ on the de facto mandate of a college degree for most professional jobs, some history is helpful. As it turns out, the ‘college experience’ is not and never was ‘market-driven’ or ‘grass-roots’ or anything of the sort. Like any unrivaled monopoly system — as college has become over the last half-century — cost has exploded while quality (further detailed in the next section) has declined to a point where students are often subjected to the most passive (least effective) learning methods and immersed in a culture of ‘entitlement’ attitudes and other anti-social conditions. While some flaws were present from the start, the effects of pervasive institutional controls have been compounded more recently by outside interferences and a lack of market alternatives. This combination of factors took some time to fully develop, but the results are becoming harder to ignore.” (03/23/18)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/brief-history-of-college-in-america

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46) Four thoughts on John Bolton as National Security Advisor
Source: Niskanen Center
by Matthew Fay

“As rumored last week, President Donald Trump has fired his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and will replace him with former Bush administration official John Bolton. Here are four quick thoughts on Bolton’s appointment …” (03/23/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/four-thoughts-on-john-bolton-as-national-security-advisor/

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47) Disaster
Source: The Honest Courtesan
by Maggie McNeill

“Unless you were overseas, deeply inebriated or in a coma for the past two days, I’m sure you’ve heard that the massive internet censorship bill known as FOSTA passed the US Senate Wednesday as unanimously as bad laws based on moral panic always do; all it lacks is Trump’s signature to become law, and unless he pulls one of his bizarre reversals that’s pretty much a given. The law is so blatantly unconstitutional … that even the DoJ (which never saw an expansion of federal power it didn’t like) recognizes that, and it will indubitably be challenged as soon as it hits the ground; unless the judge who hears that challenge is some kind of incompetent lunatic he’ll issue an injunction against enforcing it until the case is settled, which could take years. But that doesn’t mean we can relax; the big businesses which control the internet are so risk-averse many of them are unlikely to wait for the outcome of that ruling, and will simply start pre-emptively censoring sex work content as Reddit already has …” (03/23/18)

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2018/03/23/disaster/

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48) John Bolton not just a hawk, but a war criminal who may get us all killed
Source: In These Times
by Juan Cole

“John Bolton helped lie our country into an illegal war of aggression that killed several hundred thousand Iraqis, wounded over a million, and displaced 4 million from their homes, helped deliver Baghdad into the hands of Iran, and helped create ISIL, which blew up Paris. In a just world, Bolton would be on trial at the Hague for war crimes. Instead, he has been promoted into a position to do to Iran what he did to Iraq. … The acceptable political spectrum inside the Beltway in Washington DC is a marvel to behold. Bernie Sanders, a long-serving senator and public servant won 13.2 million popular votes to 16.8 million votes for Hillary Clinton (i.e. he was backed by 43% of one of the two major parties in the country). But Sanders was virtually blacked out from corporate television coverage during his impressive presidential bid, while Jeff Zucker turned CNN over to Trump every night at 7:30 pm throughout the summer and fall of 2016 and just let him talk, or whatever he does, for an hour without even a semblance of journalistic analysis. Supposedly left-leaning MSNBC did the same thing.” (03/23/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21010/john-bolton-trump-national-security-adviser-nsa-iran

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49) “Free range parenting” now “legal” in Utah
Source: The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

“[T]he noose around the necks of Utah parents was slightly loosened here, but any resemblance to ‘free range’ for children is merely an illusion. As with all such ‘laws,’ the devil is in the details … and in those who make up the definitions or interpret them afterwards — in court? What does it mean for children to ‘be mature enough?’ Who decides, and by what criteria? The only ones who know the maturity level of children are their parents, some extended family members, and — occasionally — a teacher. ‘Lawmakers’ in the state capital do not have a clue.” (03/24/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/03/24/free-range-parenting-now-legal-in-utah/

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50) Hope Not Hate: Anti-fascist authoritarianism
Source: spiked
by Patrick West

“There has always been something paradoxical, even ironic, about so-called anti-fascist and anti-racist groups. While ostensibly promoting peace, understanding and tolerance in the face of nasty and intolerant far-right groups, they have always seemed to contain an essence of authoritarianism and intolerance themselves — and even an undercurrent of menace. This was most obvious in Germany and Italy in the 1970s with the Red Army Faction and the Red Brigades. These were pious, fanatical terrorists, kidnappers and bombers who believed their actions were justified because they were ‘doing the right thing’ in the face of crony capitalism and perceived fascism. In Britain in the 1990s, we had the stupid and conceited Anti-Nazi League — and we still have the Socialist Workers Party — who were always spoiling for a fight and forever spoke of ‘fighting’ and ‘smashing’ the opposition. These anti-fascist bodies are a reminder that people with unshakeable good intentions on their side are always the most dangerous.” (03/23/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/hope-not-hate-anti-fascist-authoritarianism/

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51) Bipartisan planks
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“When a partisan discovers that opposition leaders engage in blatant, bald-faced lying, do you find it charming … or sad? Donald Trump and his ‘administration are gaslighting us,’ writes Ariel Leve. ‘It’s a term we are hearing a lot of right now.’ Of course we are. ‘The term ‘gaslighting’ refers to when someone manipulates you into questioning and second-guessing your reality,’ explains The Guardian’s helpful reality guard.” (03/23/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/03/23/bipartisan-planks/

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52) Scarier than a neoconservative
Source: The New Republic
by Jeet Heer

“America’s foreign policy is even more unstable now that President Donald Trump has fired national security advisor H. R. McMaster and replaced him with John Bolton. ‘There are few people more likely than Mr. Bolton is to lead the country into war,’ The New York Times’ editorial board wrote. ‘His selection is a decision that is as alarming as any Mr. Trump has made so far.’ … One European official told Reuters, ‘Any moderating factor in White House foreign policy is being lost. We hoped the ‘adults in the room’ would win over Trump, but now the adults are leaving.’ There’s no denying that Bolton, who served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, is an advocate of a belligerent foreign policy, but there is dispute about how to describe his worldview. Because of his work in the Bush administration, many were quick to label him a neoconservative, the faction that promoted regime change in Iraq in the name of democracy promotion. But that’s inaccurate. Bolton is far too extreme to be a neoconservative.” (03/23/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/147640/scarier-neoconserative-john-bolton-radical-nationalist

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53) On military spending and trade, Trump puts Americans last
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“US president Donald Trump signed yet another massive government spending bill — $1.3 trillion — on March 23, after threatening a veto. Why did he threaten a veto? Because the bill doesn’t fund his cherished US-Mexico border wall idea, and because it doesn’t address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that he’s threatened to end absent a ‘fix.’ Why did he sign it? For the military spending. Because, he says, ‘for the last eight years, deep defense cuts have undermined our national security,’ and we just can’t have that. Deep cuts? In what universe?

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13093

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54) Did the US government kill Otto Warmbier?
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The common perception is that North Korea’s communist regime brutally tortured 22-year-old American citizen Otto Warmbier, leaving him in a coma from which he never recovered. Warmbier died soon after being returned to the United States in a vegetative state. Ever since, President Trump and other U.S. officials, along with Warmbier’s parents, have claimed that Warmbier’s coma was the direct result of brutal torture at the hands of North Korean officials. Yet, the question has to be asked: Did the U.S. government play a role in Otto Warmbier’s death?” (03/23/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/03/23/u-s-government-kill-otto-warmbier/

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55) Preemption
Source: The Zelman Partisans
by Carl Bussjaeger

“Oh dear. Our brave mayors can’t protect us because state preemption laws tie their hands. Sounds terrible, eh? As Paul Harvey used to say, ‘And now for the rest of the story.’ Some 64% of murders have prior felony convictions, typically for prior violent crimes. That means that — under existing, enforceable — laws, they are prohibited persons unable to lawfully possess firearms. Yet somehow they are free to walk the streets and kill. Some 88% of firearms used to commit crimes — including murder — are stolen. Theft of a firearm is a felony under existing, enforceable — laws. Possession of those guns — regardless of prior criminal history is a crime under existing, enforceable — laws. Yet somehow criminals are free to walk around with stolen property. … Now ask your mayor (and chief law enforcement officer) why. Then ask them why they want to end preemption of laws targeting those who haven’t committed crimes against victims, when they will not or cannot do anything about existing violent criminals with the tools they have.” (03/23/18)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=5017

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56) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 100
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Deep State, Saudi Arabia, Russiagate, Facebook, Nonintervention Conference.” [Flash audio or MP3] (03/25/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/march/25/five-minutes-five-issues-deep-state-saudi-arabia-russiagate-facebook-nonintervention-conference/

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57) Free Talk Live, 03/24/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“FTL Host Counter-Protests at Nationwide Gun Rally :: Students Upset at Clear Backpack Policy Violating Right to Privacy :: Privileges vs Rights :: Why Need Big Guns? :: Pushing Back Against Government :: Rights Theory :: Teens at Gun Protests :: Recent School Shooting in Maryland :: School Discipline :: Failure to Respond to Student Threats :: Kids Today vs Fifty Years Ago :: HOSTS — Ian, Chris R.” [Flash audio or MP3] (03/24/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-03-24

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58) Anarchist Barber Shop, episode 38
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Venezuela has created its own state-sanctioned cryptocurrency by order of President Maduro, and some dipstick state-rep from Alabama says teachers shouldn’t be armed because they’re mostly women, and women aren’t comfortable carrying guns. Get all the details on this episode of The Ancap Barber Shop!” [various formats] (03/24/18)

http://www.ancapbarbershop.com/venezuelan-crypto-and-arming-teachers-abs038/

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59) AnarchoChristian, episode 6
Source: AnarchoChristian

“In this episode, we will dive into a few passages that describe ‘not learning War,’ and ‘beating Swords into Plowshares,’ to see what the bible says about it, as well as contemporary Christians.” [various formats] (03/24/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/swords-into-plowshares-ac006/

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60) Johnny Rocket Launch Pad, episode 138
Source: Johnny Rocket Launch Pad

“What a fun show! This week we have two amazing people: Sherry Voluntary, and Antony Sammeroff ! We talk about capitalism, and how the markets got rid of child labor, how government is corrupting businesses, and how true capitalism could be good for the environment. You don’t agree? Let Antony change your mind!” [various formats] (03/24/18)

http://jrlp.podbean.com/e/johnny-rocket-launch-pad-138-procrastination-annihilation-w-antony-sammeroff/

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61) Praise of Folly, 03/24/18
Source: Attack The System

“Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston to discuss the Puritan Thesis and the fake history under-girding it.” [Flash video] (03/24/18)

https://attackthesystem.com/2018/03/24/the-puritan-thesis-refuted/

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62) Scott Adams Says, 03/24/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about Bolton, budget deals, CNN, and other disasters.” [Flash video] (03/24/18)

https://www.pscp.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1MnxnenlmyOJO

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63) Editor’s Break, episode 68
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 068 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: free speech and propaganda, government intervention trying to solve real or fake socio-economic problems, the importance of free expression and why coercively prohibiting it can lead to violence, the unschooling parent’s goal of saying ‘Yes!’ to their children as often as possible, advice to the world to not hurt people, to not take their stuff, and to not ask permission, and more.” [various formats] (03/23/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/propaganda-interventionism-free-expression-and-yes-parenting-35m-editors-break-068

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64) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 03/23/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“John Bolton, a central figure in peddling the lies of the 2003 Iraq invasion has been chosen by President Trump to be a National Security Advisor. This is a very bad sign. We break down why it’s a terrible and dangerous choice in a special extra edition of the Ron Paul Liberty Report.” [Flash video] (03/23/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/special-report-bolton-to-the-white-house-pre-emptive-war-on-the-way

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65) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 171
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #171, I discuss Ahed Tamimi. Ahed is a 17-year-old Palestinian who was jailed for confronting an Israeli soldier who shot her younger cousin. Ahed was denied a public trail and remained in jail while awaiting trial at an Israeli military court. Ahed agreed to a plea deal and spend 8 months in prison. Ahed has become a symbol of resistance for Palestinians. I also update Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.” [various formats] (03/23/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-171-the-heroism-of-ahed-tamimi

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66) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1119
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Jose Nino tells the real story of Venezuela: the problems before Chavez, the Chavez disaster, and what’s going on today. Plus: are any lessons being learned?” [various formats] (03/23/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1119-the-venezuelan-disaster/

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67) Felony Friday, episode 116
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On today’s episode Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by Sarah Brady Wagner. Seven years ago Sarah was arrested for attempting give someone a couple Adderall during finals when she was an 18 year old college student. Sarah was convicted in 2012 and was in jail from November 2012 to March 2013.” [various formats] (03/23/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/03/23/ff-116-college-student-gets-jail-time-for-selling-a-couple-adderall/

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68) Deconstructed, 03/23/18
Source: The Intercept

“On the first episode of his new podcast ‘Deconstructed,’ The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan sits down with former presidential candidate and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders to talk poverty, inequality, media bias, and the 2020 presidential election.” [Flash audio] (03/23/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/03/23/deconstructed-podcast-we-need-to-talk-about-inequality-with-bernie-sanders/

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69) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 232
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington join us to discuss forensic science and the criminal justice system.” [various formats] (03/23/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/forensics-pseudoscience-criminal-injustice-radley-balko-tucker-carrington

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70) Anarcho Agenda, episode 62
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Venezuela is manipulating its currency, and a Pennsylvania school district wants to stone people?” [various formats] (03/23/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-62-2018-03-23

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