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Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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In the News:

1) US regime wants UN Security Council vote on Syria chemical attack inquiry
2) Feds unseal Backpage indictment
3) Iran: Rouhani warns Trump that he would “surely regret” reneging on nuclear deal
4) FBI raids office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
5) Lynch: Clinton tarmac talk was about “innocuous things”
6) AZ: Regime sends troops to Mexico border, more heading soon
7) Trump calls U.S.-China trade “stupid,” China considering all options
8) NAFTA deal “fairly close,” Trump says
9) New foam armor for tanks can pulverize enemies
10) FL: Woman tells police wind blew cocaine into her handbag
11) Bayer reaches deal with DOJ for approval to buy Monsanto
12) Driving too slow on Virginia highways can cost you $100
13) How this tribe got their coastal California lands returned
14) ME: Community creates massive ice carousel on frozen lake
15) Syria: Russia says no evidence of Douma chemical attack
16) OK: Teacher strike extending to 7th day
17) Uber acquires dockless bike-share startup Jump
18) TN: ICE thugs abduct 97
19) AZ: Mother arrested, children abducted after 2-year-old eats vegetables with her mac and cheese
20) FL: Scott reveals that his gun rights betrayals were opening act for Senate campaign

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Statism’s first casualty is the truthful use of language
22) Prodding private companies into censorship by proxy is a dangerous government tradition
23) Trump: Is he stupid or dangerously crazy?
24) Progressives should defend gun rights
25) The disaster of federal farm policy
26) Why Iran won’t cut back on its missile program
27) Trade wars lead to shooting wars and depressions
28) Trump’s trade war destroys our freedom
29) Facebook still hasn’t owned up to one huge privacy breach
30) Why the dollar’s era of dominance may be coming to an abrupt end
31) When military leaders have reckless disregard for the truth
32) A radical lesson from the invasion of Iraq: Our war monuments should honor the sacrifice of civilians, not soldiers
33) State Department accuses Russia & Syria of gassing civilians before any investigation
34) Boris is not the only Russia baiter
35) Bias and blindness
36) An ode to sharp-tongued women
37) Quantum Vibe, 04/09/18
38) Looking for “solutions” to mass killings? Start with punishing failure
39) Trump is a low-information gasbag
40) If everything is a Russia bombshell, nothing is
41) What to expect from central bankers
42) Citizen Robot
43) Your data may be safer on Facebook than with the feds
44) Staying in Syria would be a mistake
45) Trump’s dangerous game of chicken
46) What Would William Howard Taft Do?
47) Rising scion: Jacob Rees-Mogg’s economic and religious formation
48) Here’s how Trump should address the high cost of prescription drugs
49) Two trade wars: 1807 and 2018
50) Time to call a “timeout” on the Mueller Russia probe
51) Black market mutualism and the soul of society
52) Protectionism is immoral
53) Is federal infrastructure spending unconstitutional?
54) Paternalistic follies of the 1960s
55) What government interest is served by disenfranchising felons?

The Sound and the Fury:

56) Cato Daily Podcast, 04/09/18
57) Scott Adams Says, 04/09/18
58) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 04/09/18
59) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1131
60) One Free Family, episode 12
61) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 342
62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 178
63) Free Talk Live, 04/08/18
64) The Anarchist Experience, episode 159
65) Anarcho Agenda, episode 63

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

1) US regime wants UN Security Council vote on Syria chemical attack inquiry
Source: Reuters

“The United States plans to call for a U.N. Security Council vote on Tuesday on a proposal for a new inquiry into responsibility for use of chemical weapons in Syria after reports of a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town, diplomats said. After President Donald Trump warned on Monday that there would be a ‘big price to pay’ for the suspected attack over the weekend, the United States circulated to the 15-member council a revised draft resolution to establish an international inquiry, which it initially suggested on March 1. If the U.S. text, which was seen by Reuters, is put to a vote, diplomats said it would likely be vetoed by Syrian ally Russia.” (04/09/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-s-wants-u-n-vote-on-tuesday-on-syria-gas-attack-inquiry-idUSKBN1HG27O

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2) Feds unseal Backpage indictment
Source: Washington Post

“Seven top officials of the website Backpage.com, long accused of facilitating child sex trafficking, have been arrested after a grand jury in Phoenix issued a 93-count indictment alleging conspiracy and money laundering, and the government on Friday seized all of Backpage’s websites around the world. The indictment was unsealed Monday in Phoenix after all defendants made their first appearances before a magistrate there. … The indictment accuses Backpage of facilitating prostitution committed by those posting ads on the site, specifically citing 17 victims trafficked on Backpage, some as young as 14. Authorities also allege the company laundered [sic] some of the estimated $500 million in prostitution-related revenue the site has reaped since its launch in 2004.” [editor’s note: Step one, throw out the indictment; step two, prosecute the ringleaders for conspiracy to violate rights – TLK] (04/09/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/top-officials-at-backpagecom-indicted-after-classifieds-site-taken-offline/2018/04/09/0b646f36-39db-11e8-9c0a-85d477d9a226_story.html

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3) Iran: Rouhani warns Trump that he would “surely regret” reneging on nuclear deal
Source: Daily Mail [UK]

“Donald Trump will regret pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran ‘within a week,’ the country’s president warned. President Hassan Rouhani vowed to bolster Iran’s nuclear program if U.S. sanctions are reinstated on May 12, and make it more advanced than before the 2015 deal. Sanctions will resume on that date unless President Trump waives them again, and he is using the deadline as leverage to change the deal. … Iran warned it would ramp up its nuclear programme if the JCOPA collapses, to achieve a more advanced level than before the deal. Rouhani was speaking on Iran’s National Nuclear Technology Day and unveiled a nuclear battery and centrifuges for the oil industry.” (04/09/18)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5593947/Iranian-president-threatens-bolster-nuclear-program-U-S-restarts-sanctions.html

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4) FBI raids office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
Source: New York Times

“The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search ‘completely inappropriate and unnecessary.’ The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. … The seized records include communications between Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen, which would likely require a special team of agents to review because conversations between lawyers and clients are protected from scrutiny in most instances.” [editor’s note: No, they would not require “a special team of agents.” They are off limits, period – TLK] (04/09/18)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/us/politics/fbi-raids-office-of-trumps-longtime-lawyer-michael-cohen.html

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5) Lynch: Clinton tarmac talk was about “innocuous things”
Source: Fox News

“Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch claims she and former President Bill Clinton spoke of only ‘innocuous things’ during their controversial meeting on a tarmac in Arizona just days before the FBI decided it would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information on her private email server in 2016. During an exclusive interview to air on NBC Monday evening, Lynch addressed her ‘chance encounter’ with Clinton on her plane in July 2016 in Phoenix, telling NBC that the meeting was purely social. Lynch said she and Clinton only discussed ‘innocuous things’ during their meeting, and insisted that they did not discuss Hillary Clinton, who, at the time, was being investigated by the Justice Department and the FBI over her use of a private email sever during her tenure as secretary of state.” (04/09/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/09/ex-ag-lynch-clinton-tarmac-talk-was-about-innocuous-things.html

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6) AZ: Regime sends troops to Mexico border, more heading soon
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that 225 members of the state’s National Guard were heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to support President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration. More of the state’s Guard members will be deployed on Tuesday, said Ducey, a Republican. The Arizona troops were being sent after Texas announced Friday it would send 250 National Guard members and helicopters took the first of them to the border. Trump said last week he wants to send 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard members to the border. New Mexico’s Republican governor has said her state would take part in the operation but no announcement has been made on deployment. California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has not said if the state’s Guard members will participate.” (04/09/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Arizona-sends-225-troops-to-Mexico-border-more-12818528.php

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7) Trump calls U.S.-China trade “stupid,” China considering all options
Source: USA Today

“China is prepared to fight should a trade war emerge from an escalating exchange of tariff threats that impact billions of dollars in trade, a Chinese government expert said Monday. ‘China is ready to fight back with all options on the table,’ said Ruan Zongze, a former diplomat and senior fellow at the Chinese Institution of International Studies. Ruan spoke at a discussion on the China-U.S. trade relationship sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in Washington. ‘It has said it will fight with comprehensive countermeasures: trade, services, investment, finance and many others,’ Ruan said. Ruan spoke after President Trump tweeted Monday that U.S.-China trade is ‘stupid trade.’ … ‘When a car is sent to the United States from China, there is a Tariff to be paid of 2 1/2%,’ Trump tweeted. ‘When a car is sent to China from the United States, there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%. Does that sound like free or fair trade. No, it sounds like STUPID TRADE — going on for years!’” (04/09/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/04/09/trump-calls-china-trade-stupid-considers-all-options/498286002

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8) NAFTA deal “fairly close,” Trump says
Source: Raw Story

“President Donald Trump said Monday negotiators were ‘fairly close’ to resolving their differences over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement but an outright US withdrawal was still possible. Officials in Washington and Mexico City have played down expectations a deal could be unveiled later this week when representatives of the US, Canada and Mexico attend the Summit of the Americas in Peru. ‘We’ve made tremendous progress. We’re fairly close on NAFTA,’ Trump said at the White House. ‘If we don’t make the right deal, we’ll terminate NAFTA and make the right deal after that.’ Trump’s repeated threats to exit NAFTA have unnerved US industry and members of his fellow Republican Party who say the 24-year-old trade pact has benefited American industry and agriculture.” (04/09/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/nafta-deal-fairly-close-trump-says

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9) New foam armor for tanks can pulverize enemies
Source: Fox News

“A revolutionary new material called Composite Metal Foam, or CMF, can pulverize enemy rounds and could even be used as an armor to protect tanks and other combat vehicles. Believe it or not, this breakthrough foam may provide greater protection than traditional armor steel plates. It is also far lighter than current armor. How much lighter? This foam has the potential to dramatically reduce the armor weight on combat vehicles by about 65 percent. This is a discovery with potential to revolutionize future tanks and armored vehicles.” (04/09/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/04/09/new-foam-armor-for-tanks-can-pulverize-enemies.html

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10) FL: Woman tells police wind blew cocaine into her handbag
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A Florida woman arrested on suspicion of drug possession said the cocaine must have been blown into her handbag by the wind, police say. Kennecia Posey, 26, was one of two passengers in a car that was stopped by Fort Pierce police on 21 March, local TV station WPLG-News reports. ‘I don’t know anything about any cocaine,’ Ms Posey told officers, according to an arrest report. ‘It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.’ According to the network, the vehicle was swerving in the road when officers decided to pull it over. After smelling cannabis, police said they searched the car and found that drug (as well as cocaine) inside a handbag on Ms Posey’s lap. Ms Posey admitted the marijuana was hers, but denied knowing anything about the cocaine.” [editor’s note: Of course, it was none of the cops’ business what she had or where it came from, unless they had probable cause to believe she had stolen it – TLK] (04/09/18)

www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43702905

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11) Bayer reaches deal with DOJ for approval to buy Monsanto
Source: Reuters

“German drugs and pesticides group Bayer AG has reached a deal with the U.S. Justice Department for antitrust approval for its $62.5 billion bid to acquire Monsanto Co by agreeing to sell additional assets, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The Justice Department reached an agreement in principle with the two companies in recent days, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Under the deal, Bayer agreed to sell additional seed and treatment assets to BASF SE and agreed to make concessions related to digital agriculture, the Journal said. Shares of Monsanto, the world’s biggest seed company, jumped 6.6 percent, to $125.66. Bayer declined comment on the report, but said in a statement it anticipated closing the Monsanto purchase in the second quarter.” [So now the primary maker of napalm, GMO and Roundup gets bought by a German drug firm; what could go wrong? – SAT] (04/09/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer/bayer-reaches-deal-with-u-s-for-approval-to-buy-monsanto-wsj-idUSKBN1HG2ST

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12) Driving too slow on Virginia highways can cost you $100
Source: USA Today

“Virginia drivers caught lollygagging in the left lane are paying a high price for that slow ride. Thousands of drivers have been fined since July, when Virginia began issuing $100 tickets for driving too slow in the left lane or committing similar violations such as failing to stay in the right lane except when passing, Washington-based WTOP radio reported. Before the fine was adopted, such slow driving was technically illegal but drew no penalties. The get-tough effort is designed to ease traffic congestion — and road rage. It’s also raked in more than $1 million in paid fines, with thousands more tickets still in the pipeline.” (04/09/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/04/09/driving-too-slow-virginia-highways-can-cost-you-100/498349002

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13) How this tribe got their coastal California lands returned
Source: Raw Story

“The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians has called the coast along what is now Sonoma County, California, home for more than 12,500 years. There, the ‘People from the Top of the Land’ occupied lands that stretched out about 30 miles along the coast near Fort Ross and about 30 miles inland. Like many California tribes, the Kashia were violently removed from the best portions of their lands during the formation of the U.S. In 1915, the Kashia were allocated just 41.5 acres of land for their reservation. But in 2015–100 years later–the Kashia regained ownership of the heartland of its culture: 688 acres of land on the Pacific Coast. ‘We’re a coastal people,’ says Kashia Chairman Reno Keoni Franklin. ‘A number of our ceremonies are related to the ocean.’ In summer, the Kashia traditionally collected seaweed, abalone, mussels, and urchins from coastal villages. Winters were spent upland, where they hunted and gathered foods, medicinal plants, and basketry materials. The Kashia carefully managed their lands and coasts to ensure that life under their stewardship thrived.” (04/09/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/tribe-got-coastal-california-lands-returned

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14) ME: Community creates massive ice carousel on frozen lake
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Residents in a Maine town believe they’ve created the world’s largest ice carousel on a frozen lake. About 100 volunteers cut a circle in the ice that’s 427 feet (130 meters) in diameter, and they used four outboard boat motors to get it rotating on Saturday. It happened in Sinclair in northern Maine. Mike Cyr, one of the organizers, announced, ‘we got ‘er spinnin’!’ He says the ice carousel is big enough to break the world record held by a town in Finland. A surveying team confirmed the measurements on Saturday. Volunteers used augurs to bore more than 1,300 holes, along with chain saws and other equipment, to cut the massive hole in lake ice that was 30 inches thick. They waited for warmer weather to get it spinning.” [editor’s note: just a decade ago, my Maine hometown (Bethel, or “house of God”) did something similar with the world’s largest snow(wo)man – SAT] (04/09/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Maine-community-creates-massive-ice-carousel-on-12814946.php

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15) Syria: Russia says no evidence of Douma chemical attack
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said no evidence has been found of a chemical weapons attack in Syria’s formerly rebel-held town of Douma. Medical sources say dozens were killed in Saturday’s alleged attack but numbers are impossible to verify. Mr Lavrov said Russian specialists and aid workers had visited the area, which rebel fighters have started leaving under a surrender deal. The US and France have threatened a ‘joint, strong response.’ US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the situation was being assessed and ‘major decisions’ would be made within 48 hours. The claim from Russia (which has intervened militarily in Syria in support of the government) came after videos shot by rescue workers on Saturday showed lifeless bodies of men, women and children with foam at their mouths.” (04/09/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43697670

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16) OK: Teacher strike extending to 7th day
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Oklahoma two largest school districts say they are canceling classes for the seventh consecutive day as a walkout by teachers demanding more funding for public education continues. Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, and Tulsa Public Schools said Monday they will remain closed on Tuesday, extending the second week of the statewide teacher walkout. Many Oklahoma school districts have been shuttered since April 2 when thousands of teachers traveled to the state Capitol demanding that lawmakers appropriate more tax dollars for classroom needs. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation last month granting teacher pay hikes of about $6,100 and providing tens of millions of new dollars for public schools. But many educators say classrooms still need more money.” (04/09/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/education/article/The-Latest-Testing-period-extended-due-to-12817546.php

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17) Uber acquires dockless bike-share startup Jump
Source: The Verge

“[Uber] announced on Monday that it will acquire Jump, the New York City-based e-bike startup that has been working with Uber for two months on a pilot to integrate bike-sharing options into Uber’s app. Apparently that trial went well because now Jump will become a subsidiary of Uber, and the ride-hailing company will take a leap into a brand new industry, with a different set of challenges and pitfalls. The size of the deal was not disclosed, though, as TechCrunch reported last week, Jump was weighing a $100 million offer from Uber or a new venture investment round. … The deal gives Uber access to Jump’s 12,000 dockless, GPS-enabled bikes in 40 cities across six countries –– a vast network in the bike-share world that will certainly become even larger as Uber’s capital will help to scale it even further.” (04/09/18)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/9/17213994/uber-acquires-dockless-bike-share-jump

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18) TN: ICE thugs abduct 97
Source: The Day

“Federal officials [abducted] 97 immigrants at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee on Thursday in what civil rights organizations said was the largest single workplace raid in a decade and a sign that the Trump administration is carrying out its plan to aggressively ramp up enforcement this year. Ten people were [abducted] on federal immigration charges, one person was [abducted] on state charges and 86 immigrants were [abducted] for being in the country illegally [sic], Tammy Spicer, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement Friday.” (04/07/18)

https://www.theday.com/article/20180407/NWS13/180409468

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19) AZ: Mother arrested, children abducted after 2-year-old eats vegetables with her mac and cheese
Source: New York Post

“An Arizona mother was arrested Thursday after police said her young daughter ate THC-laced macaroni and cheese. Alaina Marie Limpert, 25, allegedly laughed when she realized her daughter, who is less than 2 years old, was experiencing the side effects of THC, a chemical found in marijuana, as she ate the meal with her father, the Tempe Police Department said. ‘During that time neither parent took the child to immediate emergency care,’ the police report stated. … Three children living inside the home were removed from custody after the Arizona Department of Child Safety was notified of the incident.” (04/09/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/04/09/mom-arrested-after-2-year-old-daughter-eats-pot-laced-mac-and-cheese/

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20) FL: Scott reveals that his gun rights betrayals were opening act for Senate campaign
Source: CNN

“Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is running for the US Senate, he told Politico in an interview published Monday, setting up a serious challenge to the state’s incumbent Democrat, Bill Nelson. … Scott is the last major Republican recruiting target on a 2018 Senate landscape that features Democrats defending seats in 10 states that Trump won in 2016. He’s been viewed as the only Republican with a chance of seriously challenging Nelson. Scott previously won two close races for governor. He’s also shown he is willing to spend tens of millions of dollars of his own money on campaigns — a trait that is especially important in Florida, a large and expensive state for television advertising.” (04/09/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/09/politics/rick-scott-running-senator/index.html

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

21) Statism’s first casualty is the truthful use of language
Source: Independent Institute

“Senator Hiram Johnson is credited with having said during World War I, ‘The first casualty, when war comes, is truth,’ and this observation has been made in more or less the same words many times, both before and since Johnson made his statement. No doubt the declaration is true, but it is true in a much broader context as well. States engage not only in conquest, plunder, and oppression, but also — in order to create conditions in which the populace is rendered less likely to resist a state’s abuses or rebel against it — in pervasive bamboozlement. Those who support the state ideologically tend to engage in chronic misrepresentation of what the state does and how it does it.” (04/09/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/04/09/statisms-first-casualty-is-the-truthful-use-of-language/

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22) Prodding private companies into censorship by proxy is a dangerous government tradition
Source: Los Angeles Times
by Jesse Walker

“When YouTube, Facebook or Twitter cracks down on some form of expression — conspiracy theories, radical rants, terrorist propaganda — some of the targets inevitably complain that their freedom of speech is under attack. (This feeling of victimhood may be what sent Nasim Aghdam to YouTube headquarters, gun in hand.) There is a strong retort to this: These are private platforms with a right to decide what they publish. It is no more a violation of the 1st Amendment for YouTube to muzzle a channel it finds offensive than it is for this newspaper to refuse to run a column calling for Minnesota to invade Wisconsin. But what if a private platform suppresses speech because it’s afraid the government might otherwise step in?” (04/8/18)

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-walker-perils-of-private-censorship-20180408-story.html

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23) Trump: Is he stupid or dangerously crazy?
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“A child could see through the fake ‘chemical attack’ supposedly launched by Bashar al-Assad just as his troops defeated the jihadists and Trump said he wanted out of Syria. But our President can’t, which raises the question: is he as stupid or stupider than George W. Bush? Or is he crazy? The bad news is: possibly both. And no, there is no good news.” (04/09/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/04/08/trump-is-he-stupid-or-dangerously-crazy/

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24) Progressives should defend gun rights
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“Those behind the new gun control push ignore how gun control has been used against African-Americans in the past and how new gun control laws will disproportionately harm racial minorities. This may seem ironic since many gun control supporters are progressives or cultural Marxists who specialize in finding racism in every aspect of American politics and culture. However, considering that may other policies favored by progressives — such as minimum wage laws that limit job opportunities and occupational licensing that makes it impossible for many to start their own businesses — negatively impact minorities and lower-income Americans, perhaps progressive support for gun control is not so ironic.” (04/09/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/progressives-defend-gun-rights

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25) The disaster of federal farm policy
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by James Bovard

“Someone once defined metaphysics as searching in a dark room for a black cat that isn’t there. For the last 35 years in Washington, I have been searching for rational government policies. And, like that black cat, I’m starting to doubt that it is actually there. But what I find on a regular basis is the notion that ‘Washington knows best.’ The arrogance of policymakers is stunning — and it continues regardless of how many debacles they uncork. Federal policies are far more irrational, wasteful, and oppressive than they are usually portrayed. Leviathan has been greatly aided by a mainstream media that often utterly fails to understand the programs or interventions — and is accustomed to being spoonfed by politicians and government flacks.” (04/09/18)

https://mises.org/wire/disaster-federal-farm-policy

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26) Why Iran won’t cut back on its missile program
Source: Reuters
by Maysam Behravesh

“In a last-ditch attempt to save the Iran nuclear deal ahead of President Donald Trump’s May 12 deadline, Washington’s European allies have rushed to address the U.S. administration’s main objections to the historic agreement. One of the most contentious of these is the accord’s ‘failure’ to restrict Iran’s ballistic missile program; critics of the deal say that allowing Tehran to continue developing non-nuclear missiles could enable it to deliver atomic warheads sooner once nuclear restrictions expire. On March 5, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited the Islamic Republic in order to press Iranian leaders into negotiations over the missile program and to warn them that Europe would be obliged to accommodate Washington’s demands. Two weeks later, France, which under President Emmanuel Macron has adopted a more assertive role in the Middle East, urged the European Union to take a tougher stance on Iran over its ballistic missile activity and involvement in Syria’s 7-year-long civil war.” (04/09/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-behravesh-iran-commentary/commentary-why-iran-wont-cut-back-on-its-missile-program-idUSKBN1HG047

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27) Trade wars lead to shooting wars and depressions
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Frederic G Marks

“Trade wars were a principal factor in causing the Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II. In 1922 and again in 1930 the U.S. Congress enacted tariffs designed to protect American industries from foreign competition. The 1922 tariff law caused a depression in American agriculture. … In 1930 the Congress enacted a more far-reaching regime of high tariffs on foreign imports. At the time the world economy had started into depression. The tariffs made the depression far worse. … Germany was among the nations hardest hit by the tariffs, due to the burden of war reparations from World War I, and the nature of the highly industrialized German economy. … Germany’s economic catastrophe played into the hands of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and his National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party.” (04/09/18)

https://fee.org/articles/trade-wars-lead-to-shooting-wars-and-depressions/

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28) Trump’s trade war destroys our freedom
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“[T]o the extent that President Trump and the rest of the U.S. government interfere with the ability of Americans to trade with others with tariffs of other coercive measures, to that extent they are harming the ability of the American people to raise their standard of living. But there is something more important for every American to consider, a point that unfortunately is lost on the mainstream press: Trump’s actions are an attack on our freedom, the freedom of the American people.” (04/09/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/04/09/trumps-trade-war-destroys-freedom/

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29) Facebook still hasn’t owned up to one huge privacy breach
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by staff

“Every day, it seems, Facebook faces new troubles on the privacy front. But there’s one breach that Facebook executives still have not accounted for. Namely, the wholesale transfer of user data to the Obama campaign in 2012. The latest privacy flap came when Facebook (FB) announced on Sunday that it was suspending data analytics firm CubeYou from its platform, pending an audit, after CNBC reported that the firm was collecting user data through Facebook quizzes, which CubeYou claimed was ‘for nonprofit academic research’ but was reportedly shared with marketers. On Monday, Facebook started sending notices to uses whose data ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica. It now says that an app (developed by an U.K.-based academic in 2013 and called ‘This Is Your Digital Life’) could have collected Facebook data on 87 million users. Cambridge, which at one point was advising the Trump campaign, got hold of the data. CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress Monday, telling lawmakers ‘I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.’” (04/09/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-one-privacy-breach-facebook-still-hasnt-owned-up-to

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30) Why the dollar’s era of dominance may be coming to an abrupt end
Source: The Libertarian Republic
by Jennifer Fisher

“There was a monumental event that occurred on March 26 that came and went with little fanfare but has huge implications to our everyday life. On that day, China began trading Petroyuan Futures in competition to the Petrodollar Futures. To fully understand the context of this event, it helps to go over what has historically backed the US dollar.” (04/09/18)

https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/why-the-dollars-era-of-dominance-may-be-coming-to-an-abrupt-end/

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31) When military leaders have reckless disregard for the truth
Source: The American Conservative
by Bruce Fein

“To borrow from the British definition of an ambassador, United States military leaders are honest soldiers promoted in rank to champion war with reckless disregard for the truth. This practice persists despite the catastrophic waste of lives and money because the untruths are never punished. Congress needs to correct this problem forthwith. General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, exemplifies the phenomenon.” (04/09/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/when-military-leaders-have-reckless-disregard-for-the-truth/

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32) A radical lesson from the invasion of Iraq: Our war monuments should honor the sacrifice of civilians, not soldiers
Source: The Intercept
by Peter Maas

“For the most part, we make monuments to our soldiers, and to the good things we want them to represent, not to what foreign civilians suffer as a consequence of their actions. Consider the great American war memorials, the statues of generals and G.I.s that are everywhere. Also consider the ongoing controversies over Confederate statues (a subset of the whole), which show how much war memorials can mean, and how wrong and damaging they can be. Our war memorials tend to celebrate in bronze and iron the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who fight our wars. … It doesn’t take anything away from soldiers’ work — as a war correspondent in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Somalia and elsewhere, I have seen lots of soldiers live, fight and die — to note that in today’s wars, the greatest suffering and the greatest injustices are visited upon civilians, who are also responsible for some of the most amazing heroism.” (04/09/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/04/09/a-radical-lesson-from-the-invasion-of-iraq-our-war-monuments-should-honor-the-sacrifice-of-civilians-not-soldiers/

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33) State Department accuses Russia & Syria of gassing civilians before any investigation
Source: Medium
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Just weeks ago, two firebreathing neoconservative war whores were promoted to the highest echelons of influence within the Trump administration. The new National Security Advisor John Bolton only has one key on his piano, and that key is war. Neoconservative hawk Mike Pompeo was promoted from the head of the notoriously vicious Central Intelligence Agency to Hillary Clinton’s old job as Secretary of State after famously announcing that he was trying to make the CIA ‘a much more vicious agency.’ Trump supporters talk a lot about the Deep State as though it is something separate from and at odds with the Trump administration. If that was ever the case, it certainly isn’t anymore. Trump might be in a power struggle with certain factions or aspects of the power establishment, but you don’t promote bloodthirsty swamp monsters like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo to positions of maximum impact if you’re fighting the Deep State.” (04/08/18)

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34) Boris is not the only Russia baiter
Source: spiked
by Tim Black

“The latest bout of Boris Johnson bashing, following the British foreign secretary’s overconfident assertion that Russia was to blame for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, makes for a perplexing spectacle. … But what sticks in the craw about the all-too-easy berating of Boris is that what he has done is little different to what so many in Western political and media circles have been doing for the best part of a decade (especially since the West-backed ‘revolution’ in Ukraine in 2013 prompted Russia to secure its borders through the annexation of Crimea). That is, like Boris, they have been seeing Russia’s hand in every world happening, blaming Vladimir Putin for what they perceive as the dark turn of world events, and conjuring up modern-day Russia as a sinister iteration of its imperial or Soviet past.” (04/09/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/boris-is-not-the-only-russia-baiter/

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35) Bias and blindness
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“When racism is finally extinguished from this planet, someone remember to tell the race-hustlers.” (04/09/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/04/09/bias-and-blindness/

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36) An ode to sharp-tongued women
Source: In These Times
by Laura Tanenbaum

“Mary McCarthy could command a room. ‘She stood in what I later recognized as a characteristic stance, right foot forward and balanced on a high heel,’ recalled poet Eileen Simpson of the time they met. ‘In one hand she held a cigarette, in the other a martini.’ There are moments like this, where a writer makes an impression, throughout Michelle Dean’s Sharp, a collective biography of women, like McCarthy, ‘who made an art of having an opinion.’ Even private moments seem designed to impress, like Susan Sontag’s recollection that, while she was writing her first novel, her 10-year-old son, David Rieff, would ‘stand by her and light her cigarettes as she typed.’ Throughout Sharp, we witness enough timely encounters with editors and friendships forged from critical reviews to show just how dependent on relationships these women’s work was. But to have an opinion is to stake out ground, to stand apart.” (04/09/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21045/Michelle_Dean_Sharp_Women_Sontag_Ephron

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37) Quantum Vibe, 04/09/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (04/09/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1781

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38) Looking for “solutions” to mass killings? Start with punishing failure
Source: USA Today
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

“Law enforcement keeps failing, and people keep dying. Where are the consequences? Where is the accountability? Despite receiving a warning directly from the Russian government, the FBI failed to stop the Tsarnaev brothers from staging the Boston Marathon bombing. Despite having plenty of resources, the Charlottesville police failed to stop a car attack that left a woman dead. The FBI interviewed Omar Mateen, the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, and considered criminally investigating him. They didn’t — possibly because his father was an FBI informant. The FBI also missed numerous ‘red flags’ before the San Bernardino shooting. And despite having lots of warning, the FBI, the Broward County schools and the Broward Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Scott Israel all failed to stop Nikolas Cruz from shooting up a high school.” (04/09/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/09/mass-killings-failures-hold-law-enforcement-accountable-column/497285002

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39) Trump is a low-information gasbag
Source: Reason
by Steve Chapman

“Presidents can tap a fount of information unlike any in the world. A corps of foreign service officers, multiple intelligence agencies, and thousands of federal bureaucrats exist to learn all they can about crucial matters and convey it upward. The White House can also call on professors, think tanks, advocacy groups, and corporations. If the president can’t find the answer to a question, it’s probably because no one can. Being able to get all the best information gives the person occupying the Oval Office a unique perspective. How many times have you heard someone defend a president’s decision by saying he knows many things we don’t and must have sound reasons? But that theory doesn’t apply to Donald Trump. He is the rare president who doesn’t know things we don’t know. He has access to facts that others lack, but they are wasted on him.” (04/09/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/04/09/trump-is-a-low-information-gasbag

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40) If everything is a Russia bombshell, nothing is
Source: The New Republic
by Matt Ford

“It’s been weeks since a major news story broke about the Russia investigation, but you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, given the media’s frenetic reaction to every development in the story, no matter how small. For instance, The Washington Post reported last week about the ongoing negotiations between special counsel Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump’s lawyers, who negotiating over how Mueller’s office will interview Trump about Russian meddling and allegations of collusion. Mueller can always subpoena Trump, but he appears to be exhausting his alternatives before resorting to that dramatic step. … The episode illustrates a growing tendency to over-interpret news about the Russia inquiry. Significant details still get published on a regular basis, but they largely flesh out stories already known about election meddling, collusion, and obstruction of justice.” (04/09/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/147841/everything-russia-bombshell-nothing

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41) What to expect from central bankers
Source: Cobden Centre
by Colin Lloyd

“As financial markets adjust to a new, higher, level of volatility, it is worth considering what the Central Banks might be thinking longer term. Many commentators have been blaming geopolitical tensions for the recent fall in stocks, but the Central Banks, led by the Fed, have been signalling clearly for some while. The sudden change in the tempo of the stock market must have another root.” (04/09/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/04/what-to-expect-from-central-bankers/

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42) Citizen Robot
Source: Cato Unbound
by Roland Benedikter

“The ‘overcoming of man’ long announced by the western political philosophy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries seems to have begun in practice, induced — as remains to be seen, consciously or unconsciously — by states and leaders who live in a paradox: a medieval worldview connected with the hyper-technology of tomorrow. On October 25, 2017, the first ‘autonomous’ robot was awarded the citizenship of a recognized U.N. country, Saudi Arabia.” (04/09/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/node/2342

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43) Your data may be safer on Facebook than with the feds
Source: The American Spectator
by David Catron

“Rep. Joseph Kennedy III has announced that he plans to exploit the Facebook privacy scandal in a thinly veiled attempt to establish government control over the internet: ‘When you see lapses like that, it opens the door for Congress to get involved … and make sure people’s information is safeguarded.’ You can bet that, once Kennedy and his Democratic accomplices are permitted to ‘get involved,’ they won’t limit their meddling to social media. So, before putting federal apparatchiks in charge of protecting our internet information, it’s worth taking a look at their own cyber security record. It is predictably abysmal.” (04/09/18)

https://spectator.org/your-data-may-be-safer-on-facebook-than-with-the-feds/

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44) Staying in Syria would be a mistake
Source: Town Hall
by Bonnie Kristian

“President Trump is mulling an end to the U.S. military intervention in Syria’s civil war, commenting Thursday that U.S. troops would exit the country ‘very soon,’ letting ‘the other people take care of it now.’ With the Islamic State deprived of the vast majority of its land and status (the terrorist group now controls just 5 percent of the Syrian territory it had conquered at its peak) and regional powers like Russia, Turkey, and Iran invested in preventing an ISIS reprise, Trump has recognized the rationale for U.S. occupation grows increasingly thin. Ever eager to waste U.S. blood and treasure in misguided attempts to manage the Middle East, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) disagrees. Washington must keep American boots on the ground in Syria indefinitely, he argued in a Fox News Sundayappearance, to permanently police internal Syrian politics and security.” (04/09/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/bonniekristian/2018/04/09/staying-in-syria-would-be-a-mistake-n2469192

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45) Trump’s dangerous game of chicken
Source: CounterPunch
by Mel Gurtov

“As the ‘tit-for-tat’ trade fight between the US and China escalates, Donald Trump is likely to find that he doesn’t ‘know China’ the way he once thought. When he said that during the presidential campaign, he based his understanding of China on one thing: the high rent in Trump Tower that he had exacted from a Chinese bank. Today, he may still assume he can win a game of chicken by upping the ante until the Chinese eventually fold. But Trump and his crew don’t understand Chinese thinking. The Chinese leadership does not respond well to being bullied, least of all now that they have a means of fighting back.” (04/09/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/04/09/trumps-dangerous-game-of-chicken/

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46) What Would William Howard Taft Do?
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Jeff Rosen

“This is big week in Congress — for trade policy, antitrust policy (with the Facebook hearings on Tuesday), foreign policy (as the President threatens to send the national guard to the Mexican border), and environmental policy (as Scott Pruitt fights for his job.) On all these questions, the legacy of President Taft, our most judicial president and presidential chief justice, has much to teach us.” (04/09/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/04/09/what-would-william-howard-taft-do

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47) Rising scion: Jacob Rees-Mogg’s economic and religious formation
Source: Acton Institute
by Mark R Royce

“The UK remains divided over the precise shape its relationship with the European Union will take after its departure from the EU on March 29, 2019. Amid this contentious multilateral process, the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg, who sits on the Exiting the European Union Committee, has emerged as a leading Conservative MP staunchly opposed to ‘BRINO,’ a ‘Brexit-In-Name-Only’ that would preserve participation in the European Economic Area. Rees-Mogg has been accusing the Treasury of doctoring evidence in favor of the Remain position, and has attracted a cult following within the eccentric Right among such figures as Nigel Farage, who irreverently approves of him as the next Tory leader. The Left, meanwhile, has relished mocking the MP for North East Somerset who attended Eton and Oxford and is seldom beheld outside a double-breasted suit.” (04/09/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/04/09/rising-scion-jacob-rees-moggs-economic-and-religious

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48) Here’s how Trump should address the high cost of prescription drugs
Source: Cato Institute
by Jeffrey A Singer

“President Donald Trump has expressed concern about prescription drug prices. During a cabinet meeting, he remarked that ‘the drug companies are getting away with murder … as usual, the world is taking advantage of the United States. They’re setting prices in other countries, and we’re not.’ In a tweet announcing former Eli Lilly CEO Alex Azar as his nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, the president exclaimed, ‘He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices.’ Yet at Senate confirmation hearings late last year, Azar offered no specifics on how he plans to do that. Here’s a solution: stop focusing on trying to control drug prices, and start paying attention to who’s paying them.” (04/09/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/heres-how-trump-should-address-high-cost-prescription-drugs

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49) Two trade wars: 1807 and 2018
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“The legal uncertainties surrounding trade with China have sent people looking for historical precedent for this mess. One jumps out: the targeted trade embargo that the US imposed against Britain in 1807. Let’s look at the parallels and lessons.” (04/08/18)

https://www.aier.org/blog/two-trade-wars-1807-and-2018

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50) Time to call a “timeout” on the Mueller Russia probe
Source: Fox News Forum
by Michael Goodwin

“Washington is full of blather, bombast and bullsh-t, but a line about Robert Mueller was the most important thing spoken or written there last week: ‘Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, declined to comment.’ Since Mueller’s office never says anything outside court publicly, who knew he had a spokesman or needed one? The line was included in a Washington Post story that said Mueller told the White House that President Trump was not a target of the criminal investigation. The story could be a big deal — if true. But the report is nonetheless remarkable because it was the first leak in memory that carried good news for Trump.” (04/09/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/04/09/michael-goodwin-time-to-call-timeout-on-mueller-russia-probe.html (04/09/18)

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51) Black market mutualism and the soul of society
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Gabriel Amadej

“When anarchists talk about counter-economic action, we envisage exchanging goods and services independent of state jurisdiction. Our purpose is to press the bounds of the regulatory state. It doesn’t matter if our efforts are illegal per se. Legality is not a moral prescription. A proper concern for institution building is uncommon in counter-economic philosophy. The black market is the uncoordinated chaos that market skeptics insist is the inevitable result of free markets and they can make a compelling argument against market anarchism on this basis. Black markets are untouched by government regulations, yes. In their stead, though, we get violent gangs vying for power in a dog-eat-dog world of asymmetric competition. Why should we expect market anarchist societies to be different? This means we have work to do.” (04/08/18)

https://c4ss.org/content/50650

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52) Protectionism is immoral
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“[U]ltimately, I support free trade not mainly because I believe it to be the policy that maximizes efficiency. I support free trade, ultimately, because I believe that when government obstructs individuals’ peaceful commercial activities it behaves immorally. How I spend my money is none of your business, and how you spend your money is none of my business — and this reality doesn’t change one iota if one or the other of us grabs political power.” (04/08/18)

http://cafehayek.com/2018/04/protectionism-is-immoral-2.html

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53) Is federal infrastructure spending unconstitutional?
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Rob Natelson

“If James Madison — the ‘father of the Constitution’ — said federal infrastructure spending violates the Constitution, how can one argue with him? [Of course, Madison did not use the modern term ‘infrastructure.’ He spoke in terms of roads and canals.] The answer begins with how originalists reconstruct the Constitution’s original legal force. If we follow the Founders’ own methodology, we look first to the understanding of the ratifiers.” (04/08/18)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/04/08/is-federal-infrastructure-spending-unconstitutional/

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54) Paternalistic follies of the 1960s
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then soon to ending failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America’s supposed domestic ills in the form of the ‘Great Society’ programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these ‘wars’ reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.” (04/09/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/paternalistic-follies-1960s-vietnam-whiz-kids-great-society-social-engineers/

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55) What government interest is served by disenfranchising felons?
Source: National Review
by George Will

“What compelling government interest is served by felon disenfranchisement? Enhanced public safety? How? Is it to fine-tune the quality of the electorate? This is not a legitimate government objective for elected officials to pursue. A felony conviction is an indelible stain: What intelligent purpose is served by reminding felons, who really do not require reminding, of their past, and by advertising it to their community? The rule of law requires punishments, but it is not served by punishments that never end and that perpetuate a social stigma and a sense of never fully re-entering the community.” [editor’s note: “What government interest is served?” is the wrong question. American government claims that its legitimacy is a function of the consent of the governed, and that voting is how that consent is expressed. “You can’t vote” is governmentese for “we’re not legitimate” – TLK] (04/08/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/what-government-interest-is-served-by-disenfranchising-felons/

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56) Cato Daily Podcast, 04/09/18
Source: Cato Institute

“We don’t know what evidence Robert Mueller has or how much of it was gathered, but critics of his investigation say much of it is already tainted. David G. Post says that argument is very likely exactly wrong.” [various formats] (04/09/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/robert-muellers-evidence-fruit-poisonous-tree

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57) Scott Adams Says, 04/09/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Trump’s personal attorney’s office raided. Now Trump can do some firing.” [Flash video] (04/09/18)

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

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58) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 04/09/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Rebel-allied organizations in Syria have claimed that the government has released chlorine gas near Ghouta, killing dozens. The Syrians and Russians deny the charges. Neocons are all demanding that Trump launch a bigger attack or America will ‘lose face.’ Will the Russians sit back and allow another US attack on the Syrian government? And if they don’t?” [Flash video] (04/09/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/another-false-flag-will-trump-escalate-in-syria

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59) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1131
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“With tariffs in the news and stirring up debate, I thought a Tom Woods Show debate on the subject would be enlightening for everyone. Dan McCarthy, editor of the venerable conservative journal Modern Age and editor-at-large of The American Conservative, and Gene Epstein, formerly of Barron’s, square off in this much-needed debate on tariffs and trade.” [various formats] (04/09/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1131-debate-episode-trumps-tariffs-pro-and-con/

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60) One Free Family, episode 12
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Is ‘screen time’ hazardous for your child? In this episode, James and Taylor discuss how parents can make sure their children’s use of computers and mobile devices can be beneficial to their growth.” [Flash audio] (04/09/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/the-screens-are-alright-off012/

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61) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 342
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc welcomes Joshua Smith, a candidate for LNC Chair who will be challenging current chairman Nicholas Sarwark at the Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans this June.” [various formats] (04/09/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/04/09/joshua-smith-runs-for-lnc-chair/

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62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 178
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #178, I discuss recent allegations that Assad used chemical weapons. The al-Qaeda linked White Helmets claims that over 40 people were killed in the attack. In response, Trump took to Twitter to call Assad an animal and blame the situation in Syria on Obama. I debunk past claims that Assad used chemical weapons. I also update the Gaza Protests, Taiwan, and Afghanistan.” [various formats] (04/09/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-178-trump-takes-the-bait

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63) Free Talk Live, 04/08/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Non Aggression Principle :: Legal Tender :: CNN’s Ignorant Piece on Using Crypto in Real Life in New Hampshire :: Heather Controversy, Possibly Drunk? :: Women and Liberty :: Multiple Bitcoins :: Bitcoin Confirmations :: Youtube :: Michele Obama and Government as Parents :: CNN Hosts’ Striking Ignorance on Cryptocurrency :: HOSTS — Ian, Darryl, Jonny Ray.” [Flash audio or MP3] (04/08/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-04-08

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64) The Anarchist Experience, episode 159
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“We discuss Rich’s ongoing Adventure into Legal Land, how the State uses its own rules against you, where to occupy next, and these HEADLINES: — Doug Casey on Anarchy and Voluntaryism — Couple Spied On, Raided and Kidnapped by Feds for Peaceful Posts Questioning Gov’t.” [various formats] (04/08/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/the-anarchist-experience-159/

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65) Anarcho Agenda, episode 63
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Trump doesn’t understand how post offices work, and Venezuela’s children are fighting for prime garbage.” [various formats] (04/08/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-63-2018-04-08

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