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Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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In the News:

1) PM of rogue nuclear state cries wolf on Iran. Again.
2) Thomas Homan, ICE gang’s chief shot-caller, resigns
3) Trump regime delays tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico for 30 days
4) Daniels files defamation lawsuit against Trump
5) AL: Whiny ephebophile loser Roy Moore files lawsuit claiming political conspiracy against him
6) Poll: Millennials not high on Dems, think GOP better at economy
7) Canada: Regime wants US regime’s cooperation in turning back asylum seekers
8) Canada: Restaurant fined for making black customers pay in advance
9) Experts: California ruling to give more workers benefits
10) Bill Gates: Trump offered me a job as White House science advisor
11) FL: Man sues after French regime steals domain name
12) Malaysia: First person convicted under fake news law
13) Pompeo defends Israel over Palestinian Gaza border murders
14) Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop partners with Dubai Ports World to launch logistics startup
15) Russia launched a floating nuclear power plant this weekend
16) Syria state media: “Enemy missiles” fired against government outposts
17) White House press on defensive after Michelle Wolf torches Trump, Sanders
18) Rouhani accuses US of breaching Iran nuclear deal as Macron fights to save it
19) Australia: Regime to invest $379 million in effort to save Great Barrier Reef
20) Afghanistan: Double Kabul suicide bombing kills 25, including journalists

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The economic case for free trade is stronger than ever
22) The Bundy ranch case explains westerners’ distrust of Washington
23) Baby Alfie, the latest victim of omnipotent government
24) The road to Alfie Evans
25) Kanye West’s Politics 101: It’s OK to support Trump, even if you’re black or famous
26) Give [sic] foreign spouses of temporary workers the right to work
27) Pruitt’s rule ending secret science is pro-science, pro-consumer
28) Pyrrhic party: The Democratic establishment’s war on progressives
29) The VA’s biggest problem isn’t who’s in charge — it’s centralized government control
30) Is the Eurocrisis over?
31) To contain Iran, look first to Yemen, not sanctions
32) De-escalation with North Korea, escalation with Iran
33) Nicholas Kristof, Korea, and the Orientalist temptation
34) Corporate political conscience
35) The failures of constitutionalism
36) Alfie Evans is just the latest victim of a deadly NHS hospital
37) Turning the Southwest blue with “brown and beautiful” Millennials
38) Include/Exclude
39) Single payer and the Alfie Evans nightmare go hand in hand
40) Cultural appropriation: The ultimate First World problem
41) Historic Korean peace declaration made possible by social movements, not Trump
42) UBI treats people, first and foremost, as charity cases
43) On temperatures and snowfall, Antarctica bucks alarming climate predictions
44) Don’t be mad at Wolf’s Sanders jokes if you’ve never been mad at Trump
45) FinCEN Form 114 — I’m not the criminal here
46) Where the US dollar is heading against the euro?
47) Quantum Vibe, 04/30/18
48) Market money and the rationale for central banks, part 2
49) Donald trump still wrong on trade — EU rips off Europeans, not Americans
50) Governors should veto National Guard deployments more often

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Scott Adams Says, 04/30/18
52) Cato Daily Podcast, 04/30/18
53) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1146
54) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 105
55) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 04/30/18
56) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 345
57) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 187
58) Free Talk Live, 04/29/18
59) The Anarchist Experience, episode 162
60) Praise of Folly, 04/28/18

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

1) PM of rogue nuclear state cries wolf on Iran. Again.
Source: Washington Post

“Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said Israel is in possession of tens of thousands of documents and discs that prove that Iran lied about the history of its nuclear weapons program when it signed the 2015 nuclear deal. In a televised speech from Tel Aviv, Netanyahu dramatically pulled a curtain away from a shelf of files that he said were copies of some of the 55,000 documents that Israel had obtained from Iran’s secret nuclear archive. Most of the documents, as described, dated from 2003 and before, when Iran had a clandestine weapons development program dubbed ‘Project Amad.’ The speech came at a critical time for the nuclear deal, just ahead of a May 12 deadline for President Trump to decide whether to continue to waive statutory sanctions that were lifted as part of the agreement. In his remarks, Netanyahu said the cache contained evidence Iran had breached it.” [editor’s note: When Netanyahu’s regime declares and decommissions its nukes, then he might have standing to complain that someone else may have once sought them – TLK] (04/30/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-says-it-holds-a-trove-of-documents-from-irans-secret-nuclear-weapons-archive/2018/04/30/16865450-4c8d-11e8-85c1-9326c4511033_story.html

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2) Thomas Homan, ICE gang’s chief shot-caller, resigns
Source: USA Today

“Thomas Homan, who has headed President Trump’s efforts to ramp up immigration arrests and crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, announced on Monday that he is leaving the administration and retiring. Homan was one of Trump’s first appointments in January 2017, tapped to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as its agents were ordered to round up more undocumented immigrants living throughout the U.S. Homan did just that, increasing the number of arrests in his first year, and winning repeated praise from Trump. But Homan has been serving as an interim director, with Trump only nominating him to permanently lead the agency in November. Homan has been facing a difficult road to Senate confirmation over his agency’s aggressive enforcement actions, its battles with local governments over their role in immigration enforcement, and the increase of arrests of undocumented immigrants without a criminal record.” (04/30/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/04/30/thomas-homan-trumps-top-immigration-enforcer-resigns/566210002

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3) Trump regime delays tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico for 30 days
Source: New York Times

“The Trump administration has delayed a decision about whether to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico for another 30 days, giving key allies a reprieve as the countries carry out further negotiations, a person familiar with the discussions said Monday evening. The 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent on aluminum were set to go into effect on May 1. The administration, which granted temporary exemptions to a handful of countries in March, has also reached initial agreements with Argentina, Australia and Brazil that will allow them to avoid, at least for now, the tariffs. Details of those agreements will be finalized in the next 30 days, the person said.” (04/30/18)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/us/politics/white-house-delays-tariffs-eu-canada-mexico.html

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4) Daniels files defamation lawsuit against Trump
Source: CNN

“President Donald Trump’s chief provocateur has struck again — this time with a lawsuit alleging defamation of adult film star Stormy Daniels. In what appeared to be an effort to keep her case at the center of the news after a delay in a related case in California, Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, filed a new lawsuit on Daniels’ behalf on Monday. The suit charges that Trump attempted to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her account — and subsequent description — of a man who threatened her in 2011, at a time when she was considering whether to reveal her alleged affair with Trump. The lawsuit filed Monday by Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, in federal court in New York targets Trump’s tweet on April 18 dismissing a composite sketch of a man who the adult film star says threatened her over her alleged affair with Trump more than a decade ago. In that tweet, Trump called the composite sketch ‘a total con job.’” (04/30/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/30/politics/stormy-daniels-defamation-lawsuit/index.html

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5) AL: Whiny ephebophile loser Roy Moore files lawsuit claiming political conspiracy against him
Source: The Hill

“Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that there was a political conspiracy against him in the 2017 special election. The complaint was filed in Etowah County, Ala., against some of the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct — including Debbie Wesson Gibson, Beverly Young Nelson, Leigh Corfman and Tina Johnson — ahead of the vote to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Richard Hagedorn, who said he knew Corfman and revealed he was aware of other alleged incidents involving Moore, was also named in the suit. ‘Those accusations involved events that supposedly occurred from 26 to 40 years ago. Yet they all coincidentally surfaced for the first time within a seven-day period, a mere 32 days before the December 12 general election,’ the complaint reads. Moore, a former state Supreme Court chief justice who lost to now-Sen. Doug Jones (D), alleged that his accusers share ‘common ties’ and that they planned to undermine his Senate campaign last year.” (04/30/18)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/385557-roy-moore-files-lawsuit-claiming-political-conspiracy-against

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6) Poll: Millennials not high on Dems, think GOP better at economy
Source: Fox News

“Not only are millennials increasingly doubtful about Democrats, they also increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll released Monday. The online survey of more than 16,000 registered voters aged 18 to 34 during the first three months of 2018 and the same period in 2016 shows their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years to 46 percent overall, Reuters reported. Although nearly two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, according to Reuters, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates. Only 28 percent of those polled expressed overt support for Republicans in the 2018 poll — about the same percentage as two years earlier. Those who don’t support the right don’t necessarily support liberals [sic].” (04/30/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/30/millennials-not-high-on-dems-think-gop-better-at-economy-new-poll-says.html

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7) Canada: Regime wants US regime’s cooperation in turning back asylum seekers
Source: Reuters

“Canada wants to change a bilateral agreement to allow it to turn back thousands of asylum seekers walking across the border but the United States is not cooperating, according to a Canadian official with knowledge of the discussions. Under the Safe Third Country Agreement, or STCA, asylum seekers who arrive at a formal Canada-U.S. border crossing going in either direction are turned back and told to apply for asylum in the first country they arrived in. Canada wants the agreement rewritten to apply to the entire border. More than 26,000 people have illegally crossed the Canada-U.S. border to file refugee claims in the past 15 months, walking over ditches and on empty roads along the world’s longest undefended border. Many have told Reuters they might have stayed in the United States were it not for President Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric and policies.” (04/30/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-immigration-border/canada-wants-u-s-cooperation-in-turning-back-asylum-seekers-idUSKBN1I12AR

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8) Canada: Restaurant fined for making black customers pay in advance
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“A Canadian human rights tribunal has ruled that a restaurant discriminated against black customers by making them pre-pay for their meal. Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant, in Toronto’s Chinatown, has been fined C$10,000 ($8,000). The money will go to former customer Emile Wickham, who filed the complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Mr Wickham was celebrating his birthday with three black friends in 2014 when the incident occurred. He told the tribunal that when he and his friends sat down, they were the only black patrons in the restaurant. Their waiter told them it was ‘policy’ to pay before they were served, he said.” (04/30/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43954750

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9) Experts: California ruling to give more workers benefits
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court on Monday limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can’t receive key employment protections. Experts expect the ruling to expand the number of workers eligible for minimum wage, rest breaks and other benefits under a state wage standard. The court unanimously adopted a broad definition for those who qualify as employees in a lawsuit that drivers brought against package delivery company Dynamex Operations West Inc. Attorneys involved in the case said the ruling will affect other workers listed as independent contractors in the so-called sharing economy, including drivers in ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft.” [editor’s note: Actually, what it will do is cost more workers their jobs. But who expects California’s regime to let little things like facts get in the way of a good virtue signal? – TLK] (04/30/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/California-ruling-to-give-more-workers-benefits-12875863.php

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10) Bill Gates: Trump offered me a job as White House science advisor
Source: USA Today

“Bill Gates’ meeting with Donald Trump included a surprising offer: a job for the Microsoft co-founder in the White House. The revelation came in an interview Gates did with life science website Stat. During Gates’ 40-minute conversation with the president, the two discussed the vacant White House science advisor role, which has been empty since Trump took office. ‘I mentioned: ‘Hey, maybe we should have a science adviser,” Gates told the website. ‘He asked: Did I want to be the science adviser?’ Gates declined, telling the president that it was ‘not a good use of my time.’ Gates is heavily involved in global health philanthropy through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Earlier this year, he told USA TODAY he was worried that the U.S. risked losing its geopolitical clout if the Trump administration succeeded in slashing foreign aid, reducing its role in providing aid to poor countries. The role of science advisor is to help guide the president on issues relating to science and technology, overseeing the Office of Science and Technology Policy.” (04/30/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/04/30/bill-gates-white-house-trump-offered-him-job-white-house-science-advisor-he-says/566386002

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11) FL: Man sues after French regime steals domain name
Source: Newsweek

“A Miami-based man is suing France over a disputed domain name, which he believes was unfairly seized after more than 20 years of ownership. French-born Jean-Noel Frydman is suing the country for ‘cybersquatting’ on the France.com domain name, CNBC reported. The site was first registered in 1994 but was seized by French authorities in March after a three-year court battle. Frydman claimed that the domain is worth millions of dollars per year and that it was taken without warning or compensation. … The suit said the defendants ‘misused the French judicial system to seize the domain’ under what it calls ‘the erroneous theory that defendants were inherently entitled to take the domain because it included the word ‘France.” (04/30/18)

http://www.newsweek.com/new-york-man-sues-france-after-country-seizes-multi-million-dollar-francecom-905645

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12) Malaysia: First person convicted under fake news law
Source: Yahoo! News

“A Malaysian court Monday handed a Danish man a one-week jail term for breaking a law against ‘fake news,’ the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to six years in jail and a hefty fine. It has sparked outrage from rights groups, who believe it is aimed at cracking down on dissent. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, a 46-year-old of Yemeni descent, admitted making and posting on YouTube a video accusing emergency services of responding slowly after a Palestinian Hamas member was gunned down in Kuala Lumpur.” (04/30/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/malaysia-jails-first-person-under-fake-news-law-073049397.html

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13) Pompeo defends Israel over Palestinian Gaza border murders
Source: CBS News

“U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a priority for the Trump administration, despite its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and its planned move of the U.S. Embassy to the holy city over Palestinian protests. Pompeo also said the U.S. is ‘fully supportive’ of the Jewish state’s right to defend itself and declined to criticize the Israeli military for its use of live fire against Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border. … Pompeo’s comments came at the end of a two-day visit to Israel and Jordan during which he did not meet any Palestinian representatives. The Palestinians have essentially boycotted contacts with the U.S. since Mr. Trump announced in December that the United States was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinians claim parts of Jerusalem for the capital of a future state.” (04/30/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mike-pompeo-israel-palestinian-gaza-border-deaths-middle-east-peace-priority/

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14) Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop partners with Dubai Ports World to launch logistics startup
Source: TechCrunch

“Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World are launching a new joint venture, DP World Cargospeed, two years after the high-speed transportation technology developer tapped the UAE-based shipping company in a $50 million financing. The company’s stated goal is to deliver palletized cargo more efficiently by combining super high-speed promise of hyperloop transportation with new logistics technologies to accelerate deliveries along Virgin Hyperloop One’s planned routes between Mumbai and Pune in India; in Saudi Arabia, and in the United Arab Emirates. … Hyperloop transportation is basically shooting a container through a really really big pneumatic tube really really fast. The technology uses magnetic levitation to propel the people-and-product laden pods through the tube with little friction. Hypothetically the hyperloop should be able to achieve speeds of around 300 meters per second — faster than the fastest high speed rail technologies in use today.” (04/29/18)

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/29/richard-bransons-virgin-hyperloop-partners-with-backer-dp-world-to-launch-logistics-startup/

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15) Russia launched a floating nuclear power plant this weekend
Source: Ars Technica

“On Saturday the world’s first floating power plant left St. Petersburg, Russia, towed by two boats. The two-reactor, 70MW floating power plant is headed through the Baltic Sea and north around Norway, to a Russian town called Murmansk, where the boat will receive its fuel. After a period of time in Murmansk, the power plant will be towed to a small Arctic town called Pevek, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. The floating nuclear power plant, called the Akademik Lomonsov, doesn’t have any of its own propulsion hardware, so being slowly towed to its destination is a necessity. The company that built the plant, state-owned Rosatom Corporation, said in a press release that the second stage of the journey, from Murmansk to Pevek, will commence in 2019, with fuel and crew aboard the boat/power plant.
Once the plant reaches Pevek, it will be used to power the 100,000-person town, a desalination plant, and oil rigs.” (04/29/18)

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/russia-launched-a-floating-nuclear-power-plant-this-weekend/

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16) Syria state media: “Enemy missiles” fired against government outposts
Source: Deutsche Welle [Germany]

“‘Enemy missiles’ hit several military outposts in northern Syria, state media reported early on Monday without identifying who had launched the attack. SANA, Syria’s state-run news agency, quoted an unnamed military source in reporting the missile attack against bases in Hama and Aleppo provinces late on Sunday evening. Syrian television broadcast images of what it said were the explosions. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor, confirmed the missile attack on a base in the province of Hama and said it had killed at least 26 pro-government fighters, most of them Iranians. It said four Syrians were also killed. The Observatory said the Hama attack appeared to have been carried out by Israel, adding that strikes had also hit an air base in nearby Aleppo province. Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency has denied all reports of Iranian casualties.” (04/30/18)

http://www.dw.com/en/syria-state-media-enemy-missiles-fired-against-government-outposts/a-43586377

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17) White House press on defensive after Michelle Wolf torches Trump, Sanders
Source: The Hill

“The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) is taking heat the day after comedian Michelle Wolf took shots from the stage at presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. A number of observers in attendance felt the former ‘Daily Show’ comedian went over the line with her jokes, which drew heavy conservative fire on Sunday. … In her 19-minute set, Wolf took aim at Sanders for bending the truth and her handling of White House press conferences. … Conservatives, like Sanders’s father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) and former Trump administration officials, took to Twitter and the airwaves to slam Wolf.” (04/29/18)

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/385409-white-house-press-on-defensive-after-comedian-torches-trump-huckabee-sanders

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18) Rouhani accuses US of breaching Iran nuclear deal as Macron fights to save it
Source: CNN

“Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone for more than an hour Sunday, agreeing to work closely to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, according to a statement from the Elysee Palace. Macron said he wanted to see the original deal preserved but also called for further talks on areas the Trump administration has singled out for criticism, including ‘the control of nuclear activity beyond 2025,’ according to the statement. A readout of the call provided by the Iranian government included an accusation from Rouhani that the US had breached the agreement by criticizing it ahead of President Donald Trump’s decision about whether to abandon the deal. The ‘current conduct of the United States would be in breach of the JCPOA,’ Rouhani said, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.” (04/30/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/30/asia/rouhani-macron-iran-deal-intl/index.html

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19) Australia: Regime to invest $379 million in effort to save Great Barrier Reef
Source: Time

“Australia has pledged A$500 million ($379 million) in an effort to rescue the ailing Great Barrier Reef in the country’s largest-ever investment in coral reef conservation. The landmark plan includes funds for improving water quality by reducing pollution from farm fertilizer runoff, and encourage reef restoration by experimenting with laboratory-grown coral that is more durable at higher temperatures, the New York Times reports. The proposal also includes A$58 million ($43.8 million) to stem the spread of crown-of-thorn starfish, a poisonous coral-eating predator.” (04/30/18)

http://time.com/5259273/australia-great-barrier-reef-investment-coral/

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20) Afghanistan: Double Kabul suicide bombing kills 25, including journalists
Source: Tampa Bay Times

“A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people, including an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, the Afghan police said. At least 45 people were wounded in the twin attacks, according to Kabul police spokesman, Hashmat Stanekzai, who also added that four policemen were among those killed. The attack was the latest in a relentless string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan so far this year. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack, but both Taliban and Islamic State group are active and have repeatedly claimed attacks in Kabul.” (04/30/18)

http://www.tampabay.com/double-kabul-suicide-bombing-kills–including-journalists-ap_nationald80de03712f3400ab31b5d28ef3ec3ab

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

21) The economic case for free trade is stronger than ever
Source: Reason
by Daniel W Drezner

“‘This is a cultural issue as much as an economic issue,’ explained Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Morning Joe in March. Matthews and I had been invited to discuss Donald Trump’s punishing new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, a policy Matthews was convinced would resonate with ‘the retired person in Pennsylvania.’ After Joe Scarborough teasingly introduced me as a ‘sophisticate from Boston,’ one of those guys who has ‘never done work with their hands,’ I argued that this was ‘dumbass economics’ — Trump’s tariffs will be terrible for Americans, low-skilled workers very much included. Asked to respond, commentator Mike Barnicle acknowledged that I had all the facts on my side but concluded that ‘loss is the key, and loss triumphs over facts … loss is emotion, loss is nostalgia, and loss sends people to the polls.’ And that is where we are. The case for protectionism is weaker than at any moment in this century. Neither the Trump administration nor its supporters have any valid economic or national security reason for these tariffs, and even tariff supporters admit it. Still, actual trade policy will get worse in the short run.” (05/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/04/30/the-economic-case-for-free-tra

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22) The Bundy ranch case explains westerners’ distrust of Washington
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by James Bovard

“The feds charged the Bundys with conspiracy against the government, in large part because the ranchers summoned militia to defend them after they claimed that FBI snipers had surrounded their ranch. Justice Department lawyers scoffed at this claim in prior trials involving the standoff, but the belatedly released documents confirmed that snipers were in place prior to the Bundys’ call for help. The FBI spent three years covering up or lying about the role of their snipers in the 2014 standoff. … As their case began unraveling, federal prosecutors insisted that, regardless of withholding evidence, the judge must prohibit the Bundys from claiming the feds provoked the confrontation or that the Bundys acted in self-defense. Myrhe declared, ‘The Court needs to put a stop to these illegal theories and defenses in order for the government to receive a fair trial. The government, too, is entitled to a fair trial.’ But fair trials are the last thing that high-profile federal targets such as the Bundys are likely to receive.” (04/30/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/bundy-ranch-case-explains-westerners-distrust-washington/

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23) Baby Alfie, the latest victim of omnipotent government
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“Twenty-three-month-old Alfie Evans, passed away in a British hospital on Saturday. While the official cause of death was a degenerative brain disease, Alfie may have been murdered by the British health system and the British high court. Doctors at the hospital treating Alfie decided to remove his life support, against the wishes of Alfie’s parents. The high court not only upheld the doctors’ authority to override the parents’ wishes, it refused to allow the parents to take Alfie abroad for treatment. In upholding the government’s authority to substitute its judgment for that of Alfie’s parents, the high court is following in the footsteps of authoritarians throughout history.” (04/23/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/baby-alfie-latest-victim-omnipotent-government

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24) The road to Alfie Evans
Source: Acton Institute
by Angel Manuel Garcia Carmona

“On Saturday, Alfie Evans passed away, five days after doctors at the NHS-funded Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool withdrew life support. … [Alfie’s] parents wished to take him for experimental new treatment offered by foreign medical centers like the Vatican-run Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome. But British courts and the European Court of Human Rights ruled against them. Sadly, his was not the only such case. We should remember what happened last year with Charlie Gard, who … was legally prevented from receiving medical assistance in New York. Equally concerning is the case of Ashya King, a young British child afflicted with a brain tumour whose parents were arrested, charged with child cruelty and jailed for allegedly abducting their own child from an NHS-funded hospital they believed had failed him and having him treated in a Spanish cancer facility. In March, they announced that the treatment left Ashya cancer-free. All those cases, which have been described as part of the ‘culture of death,’ demonstrate an undeniable truth: When the State accrues a certain level of economic power and authority, it prevents parents from exerting their overarching right to raise their own children.” (04/30/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/04/30/road-alfie-evans

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25) Kanye West’s Politics 101: It’s OK to support Trump, even if you’re black or famous
Source: USA Today
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

“Political parties, and political leaders, need to control people. (And what’s more, they want to control people, which is why they are in politics). They use a variety of tools for doing so, but two of the most important were on full display last week: Preference falsification and tribalism. They go together, and Kanye West, of all people, made that clear and showed how to undermine them. Preference falsification, as spelled out by Timur Kuran in his superb book, Private Truths, Public Lies, is where people tend to hide unpopular views to avoid ostracism or punishment; they stop hiding them when they feel safe. In totalitarian societies like the old Soviet Union, the police and propaganda organizations do their best to enforce preference falsification. Such regimes have little legitimacy, but they spend a lot of effort making sure that citizens don’t realize the extent to which their fellow-citizens dislike the regime.” [editor’s note: It is not, however, OK to support Trump if you don’t hate freedom and are anywhere within a country mile of sane – TLK] (04/30/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/30/kanye-west-black-famous-backs-donald-trump-column/562850002

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26) Give [sic] foreign spouses of temporary workers the right to work
Source: Niskanen Center
by Matthew La Corte

“The Trump administration is expected to reverse a 2015 rule that gave employment authorization to some spouses of H-1B visa holders. Such a rollback would disrupt business, reduce productivity in the U.S. economy, and place new burdens on families, as I detail in a new Policy Brief released today. Moreover, undoing the rule will force thousands of women — who constitute the overwhelming majority of these spouses — out of the workplace during this era of female empowerment.” [editor’s note: They already HAVE the right to work. The state doesn’t “give” rights. It merely respects them or doesn’t (generally the latter) – TLK] (40/30/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/give-foreign-spouses-the-right-to-work/

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27) Pruitt’s rule ending secret science is pro-science, pro-consumer
Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Angela Logomasini

“EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposed rule to increase public access to scientific data makes eminent sense, since transparency is a cornerstone of the scientific process. The public should have access to data that agencies use to pass regulations that impose economic burdens and limit consumer choice.” (04/30/18)

https://cei.org/content/pruitt%E2%80%99s-rule-ending-secret-science-pro-science-pro-consumer

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28) Pyrrhic party: The Democratic establishment’s war on progressives
Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“By supporting corporate-friendly candidates and policies, Congressional Democratic leaders are be moving closer and closer toward open warfare with their party’s base. There is a real need to raise money, of course. But the party’s leaders have chosen to raise and spend money in ways that conflict with voters and render it all but ineffective as a force for much-needed change. Under the best-case scenario, the party’s establishment is heading toward a Pyrrhic victory. And other, grimmer scenarios are possible.” (04/30/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180430/pyrrhic-party-the-democratic-establishments-war-on-progressives

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29) The VA’s biggest problem isn’t who’s in charge — it’s centralized government control
Source: Cato Institute
by Michael F Cannon

“Shortages and waiting lists at the VA are hardly surprising. Its health care system, the VHA, is the United States’ version of the U.K.’s single-payer National Health Service. It is an entirely socialist enterprise, where the government owns the means of production (hospitals, clinics, CT scanners, bedpans), employs the workers, decides how much everyone gets paid, and generally chooses how to allocate all those capital and human resources. In other words, it’s a system without true prices — and that’s why it doesn’t work.” (04/30/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/vas-biggest-problem-isnt-whos-charge-its-centralized-government-control

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30) Is the Eurocrisis over?
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Philipp Bagus

“In 2017, for the first time ever, all Euro zone countries had a government deficit below 3% of GDP, thereby complying with the Stability and Growth Pact. Does this mean that the euro crisis is officially over? Have pessimists been wrong? Can governments boost government spending as they rejoice? There are several reasons why the euro crisis is far from being over and government finances still unsustainable.” (04/30/18)

https://mises.org/wire/eurocrisis-over

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31) To contain Iran, look first to Yemen, not sanctions
Source: Reuters
by Carlos Pascual

“In the Middle East, all eyes are fixed on Syria’s ongoing carnage and the international response to the latest chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. But if the United States seeks stability in the region, it needs a strategy to contain Iran’s threats to its neighbors. The most effective place to start defies conventional wisdom: it is building an international coalition for a ceasefire in Yemen. The time to act is now, in advance of the May 12 deadline for the Iran nuclear deal. If President Donald Trump withdraws from the agreement, sanctions will be re-imposed on importers of Iranian crude oil. I led the 2012 negotiations to impose oil sanctions on Iran. Re-imposing these sanctions will be harder and is likely to make them less effective, potentially undermining the kind of international consensus needed to check Iran’s strategic encirclement of the region.” (04/30/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pascual-yemen-commentary/commentary-to-contain-iran-look-first-to-yemen-not-sanctions-idUSKBN1I11JP

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32) De-escalation with North Korea, escalation with Iran
Source: CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn

“As a journalist, I have always dreaded reporting on meetings between world leaders billed as ‘historic’ or ‘momentous’ or just plain ‘significant.’ Such pretensions are usually phoney or, even if something of interest really does happen, its importance is exaggerated or oversimplified. But plus ca change is not always a safe slogan for the cautious reporter, because real change does occasionally take place and professional cynics are caught on the hop. Watching the ‘historic’ meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea at the Panmunjom border crossing this weekend — and listening to reporters bubbling over with excitement — it was difficult not to be captured by the enthusiastic mood. But I recall similar meetings that were once billed as transforming the world for the better and are now largely forgotten.” (04/30/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/04/30/de-escalation-with-north-korea-escalation-with-iran/

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33) Nicholas Kristof, Korea, and the Orientalist temptation
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“The stupidity and arrogance of America’s political class is on full display lately, and the White House Correspondent’s ‘roast’ is the least of it (albeit the most visible). The conceit and open identification with Power — i.e., with the very Washington insiders they’re supposed to be guarding against — by our ‘mainstream’ journalists explains why they’re held in such contempt by the public. And what better example of our compromised political class is there than Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and professional ‘humanitarian’ whose calls to send in the Marines are always clothed in the raiment of altruism. It’s people like Kristof that libertarian author Isabel Paterson warned us against when she wrote about the ‘humanitarian with a guillotine.’” (04/30/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/04/29/nicholas-kristof-korea-and-the-orientalist-temptation/

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34) Corporate political conscience
Source: The New Republic
by Adam Winkler

“In January of this year, Larry Fink, the chairman of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, sent an open letter to over 1,000 CEOs around the country, urging them to look beyond their bottom lines and ‘respond to broader societal challenges.’ Fink’s letter was more than the traditional good corporate citizenship mantra; he called on companies to take an active role in shaping reform, largely, he argued, because government no longer does. ‘We also see many governments failing to prepare for the future, on issues ranging from retirement and infrastructure to automation and worker retraining. As a result, society increasingly is turning to the private sector,’ he wrote. After the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Fink followed his own advice and sent inquiries to American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger, gun companies in which BlackRock had significant holdings, and asked them what they planned to do to address gun violence.” (04/30/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/147796/corporate-conscience-big-business-liberal-politics

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35) The failures of constitutionalism
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Logan Marie Glitterbomb

“The first time I heard the term libertarian outside of a leftist anarchist context, it was in reference to the kind of paleo-conservative constitutionalism of the early Tea Party and the Ron Paul ‘Rɘvolution.’ While I was impressed by their strong anti-war stance, as well as their opposition to the bank bailouts among other things, I was always uneasy about the ways they couched it in the rhetoric of the united states constitution. … I was concerned to see the growing alliance between libertarians of various stripes and these constitutional patriots. To be frank, the two are not compatible and it is exactly their worship of the american constitution that holds this union back.” (04/29/18)

https://c4ss.org/content/50740

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36) Alfie Evans is just the latest victim of a deadly NHS hospital
Source: The American Spectator
by David Catron

“The Alfie Evans outrage occurred in an NHS hospital with a long record of clinical negligence, including the worst scandal in the history of Britain’s National Health Service. Most of the media have covered Alfie’s case, with characteristic dishonesty, as a tragedy that began before the boy was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. But, according to the court testimony of the NHS physicians who admitted Alfie, his initial diagnosis involved a fairly common condition: ‘viral bronchiolitis and a possible prolonged febrile convulsion.’ The still-undiagnosed brain disease that allegedly killed Alfie didn’t appear until after he entered this dangerous hospital. How dangerous is Alder Hey Children’s Hospital? This facility not only receives alarmingly regular patient safety citations from the NHS itself and a variety of outside watchdog groups — it was the center of the infamous ‘Alder Hey organ scandal.’ Yes, you read that correctly. This hospital was deeply involved in the unauthorized harvesting of infant organs long before the ghouls who run Planned Parenthood discovered that there was a lot of money to be made by selling baby parts.” (04/30/18)

https://spectator.org/alfie-evans-is-just-the-latest-victim-of-a-deadly-nhs-hospital/

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37) Turning the Southwest blue with “brown and beautiful” Millennials
Source: The American Prospect
by Cristina Tzintzun & Manuel Pastor

“In January of this year, organizers of the first Women’s March on Washington, D.C., organized a mass rally entitled ‘Power to the Polls’ in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event promised to take the anti-Trump fervor of Women’s March participants across the country into battleground congressional races. This second Women’s March came on the heels of Democrat Doug Jones’s victory in the December 2017 Senate race in Alabama, which has led to both high hopes and intense speculation about the Democrats’ 2018 prospects. Was that triumph a one-off outcome due to a spectacularly bad Republican candidate (you don’t often get to run against a credibly accused child molester) or is there a new opportunity to make progress in some of the reddest states in America? The most optimistic analysts have suggested the latter, with some finding inspiration in the Jones campaign’s massive mobilization of the black vote, obtained in part through innovative grassroots approaches pioneered by younger African American organizers.” (04/30/18)

http://prospect.org/article/turning-southwest-blue-%E2%80%9Cbrown-and-beautiful%E2%80%9D-millennials

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38) Include/Exclude
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The left has been pushing for an inclusivist reading of the right of free assembly for decades. You see, state laws in the South, prior to 1964’s Civil Rights Act, allowed and enforced white business discrimination against African-Americans, such as refusing service and accommodations. Leftists argue that there is no right to refuse service or exclude customers; they strenuously criticize those libertarians and conservatives who argue that a right to associate implies a right not to associate … giving them no credit for long opposing laws requiring discrimination. Yet now we see many on the left banding together to deny others their free association rights by exclusionary tactics.” (04/30/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/04/30/include-exclude/

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39) Single payer and the Alfie Evans nightmare go hand in hand
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Bernie Sanders and many of his fellow Democrats pushing single payer endlessly claim that health care is a ‘basic human right.’ What they never mention is that gaining that one means sacrificing many other rights. Just ask the parents of Alfie Evans. Alfie died this week in a British hospital after a series of events that, if they’d happened here, would be a serious breakdown in our nation’s health care system and of parental rights. Back in December 2016, British doctors diagnosed Alfie Evans as having a degenerative neurological condition that they couldn’t identify. As Alfie’s conditioned worsened, officials at the National Health Service decided that Alfie’s condition had deteriorated to the point where he was in a “semi-vegetative state” and would never recover. The doctors at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital decreed that the best course of action was to pull the plug and let Alfie die. His parents believed otherwise. And they fought in court for months for the right to take Alfie Evans to a Vatican hospital, where he could remain on life support, and receive care and comfort until his final days.” (04/30/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/alfie-evans-national-health-service-life-support-charlie-gard-socialized-medicine-single-payer

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40) Cultural appropriation: The ultimate First World problem
Source: spiked
by Naomi Firsht

“Let’s be honest, those who cry ‘cultural appropriation’ are merely whingers with too much time on their hands. Not only is this a non-problem, it is also an inherently First World, middle-class problem. Just take a look at Teen Vogue’s article on this year’s Coachella — the annual music and arts festival held in California. Writer Dillon Johnson complains about ‘appropriative fashion’ at the festival, including bindis, box braids and warbonnets. ‘It’s never okay to wear someone’s culture as a costume, especially not for the sake of getting double taps,’ writes Johnson, before generously offering to ‘inform and educate those that are willing to learn.’ Considering a ticket to this year’s Coachella cost a minimum of $429 (and that’s before you’ve paid for accommodation, travel and food), it’s unlike[l]y the festival-goers’ fashion choices will be of much importance to most people.” (04/30/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/culturalappro/

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41) Historic Korean peace declaration made possible by social movements, not Trump
Source: In These Times
by Sarah Lazare

“‘It’s a new day, and we’re building the movement.’ President Donald Trump–who has previously threatened the entire Korean peninsula with nuclear annihilation–now appears to be claiming credit for a historic step towards military de-escalation taken April 27 by North and South Korean heads of state. Following a joint peace declaration by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, Trump was met at an April 28 rally in Michigan with chants of ‘Nobel! Nobel!’ He replied to the crowd: ‘That’s very nice, thank you … I just want to get the job done.’ According to peace activist Christine Ahn, the ‘job’ of pushing leaders to move towards formally ending the Korean War was, in fact, accomplished by dogged Korean anti-war activists who helped oust former South Korean President Park Geun-hye in 2017 and gave Moon Jae-in a mandate for peace.” (04/30/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21098/north-south-korea-peace-war-donald-trump-Kim-Jong-un-Moon-Jae-in

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42) UBI treats people, first and foremost, as charity cases
Source: Foundation for Economic Education

“These days, Basic Income is presented as a fix for the problems posed by automation. In particular, it is said to be a way to counter the massive increase in inequality that many — including Mark Carney — worry will be a consequence of the coming rise of the robots. Machines will do all the work, the machine owners will reap the rewards, and then those rewards will be heavily taxed to give the rest of us a basic income. That, UBI advocates claim, is how to avoid the unpleasant political turbulence that will follow on from automation-induced inequality and joblessness. Such an approach doesn’t just misdiagnose the disease. It mistakes the cause for the cure.” (04/29/18)

https://fee.org/articles/ubi-treats-people-first-and-foremost-as-charity-cases/

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43) On temperatures and snowfall, Antarctica bucks alarming climate predictions
Source: Heartland Institute
by H Sterling Burnett

“Whether it’s cooling temperatures or ever growing piles of snow and ice, Antarctica continues to defy the predictions of scientists wedded to the use of climate models that have been proven flawed time and again and the theory humans are causing dangerous climate change. In Antarctica, as I think science shows elsewhere, it is nature that continues to drive climate fluctuations, with only minimal regional help from humankind.” (04/29/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/04/on-temperatures-and-snowfall-antarctica-bucks-alarming-climate-predicitons/

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44) Don’t be mad at Wolf’s Sanders jokes if you’ve never been mad at Trump
Source: National Review
by Katherine Timpf

“Donald Trump also really likes to make fun of people. On the campaign trail, he referred to Marco Rubio as ‘Little Marco’ and Jeb Bush as ‘low-energy Jeb.’ During a debate, he readily agreed that he’d compare Rosie O’Donnell to a ‘fat pig,’ ‘slob,’ ‘dog,’ and ‘disgusting animal.’ … The way it appears now is that when Trump makes fun of Mika[ Brzezinski]’s face, the Right says ‘Chill, it’s just a joke!’ and the Left says it’s an outrage. When Michelle Wolf says Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s eyeshadow is made of lies, the Left says ‘Chill, it’s just a joke!’ and the Right says it’s an outrage. There’s certainly an element of hypocrisy on this issue on both sides, but there’s also one difference: Michelle Wolf is a comedian, not the leader of the free world, so she does deserve a bit more leeway when it comes to making jokes.” (04/29/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/michelle-wolf-jokes-no-worse-than-trump-attacks-on-opponents/

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45) FinCEN Form 114 — I’m not the criminal here
Source: Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs

“FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, is a mandatory report to the U.S. Treasury Department. It is not connected, directly at least, with payment of income tax. My accountant tells me that failure to file each year can result in serious penalties, and I have confirmed that he is not joking. Many real crimes bring forth much lighter penalties from the government. Think about this, however. It is not a crime to have a foreign bank account or other foreign financial account. So, the U.S. government is threatening to punish — and, I presume, sometimes actually punishing — people who merely fail to report doing what is perfectly legal for them to do.” (04/29/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/04/29/fincen-form-114-im-not-the-criminal-here/

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46) Where the US dollar is heading against the euro?
Source: Cobden Centre
by Dr. Frank Shostak

“After closing at 1.051 at the end of December 2016, the price of the Euro in US dollar terms settled at 1.2321 at the end of March this year — an increase of 17.2%. We suggest that the key driving factor that sets the underlying direction of the US dollar against the Euro is the relative purchasing power of corresponding monies, which is depicted by the excess money growth differential. What is it all about?” (04/30/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/04/where-the-us-dollar-is-heading-against-the-euro/

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47) Quantum Vibe, 04/30/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (04/30/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1790

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48) Market money and the rationale for central banks, part 2
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by James L Caton, PhD

“In an earlier post, I juxtaposed monetary policy with the dynamics of money creation in the market. Monetary policy at its best is predictable and responsive to changing demand for money and credit. Rules that delineate a central bank’s responses to changes in the economic environment are likely to help investors form coherent expectations. In this post, I hope to demonstrate that even central banking constrained by rules is problematic as it merely moves central banks’ choices to the more abstract level of selecting and interpreting rules.” (04/30/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/sound-money-project/market-money-and-rationale-central-banks-part-ii

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49) Donald trump still wrong on trade — EU rips off Europeans, not Americans
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“We’ve another example of Donald Trump really not quite getting the right end of the stick over trade. He’s claiming that the European Union was set up to rip off Americans. Nothing could actually be further from the truth — the EU was set up to rip off Europeans. Something it does very well of course which is the very reason not just that we should leave but also that the institution should be thrown into the dustbin of history. It’s entirely true that many people get this wrong, as The Donald does, but it is still true. All those trade protections protect producers. And they do so at the expense of consumers. Thus the people being ripped off by trade barriers are those huddled within them …” (04/29/18)

http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/economy/donald-trump-still-wrong-on-trade-eu-rips-off-europeans-not-americans/

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50) Governors should veto National Guard deployments more often
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Ryan McMaken

“Donald Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown have failed to come to an agreement over how California National Guard troops should be used at the US-Mexico border. Gov. Brown has agreed to send California troops, but has stated he will not allow them to function in an ‘immigration enforcement’ role. Trump had earlier lauded Brown for sending some California Guard troops, but, it seems that in Brown’s mind, the troops ought to be there only for activities related to drug trafficking and organized crime. Trump then expressed his displeasure with these state-imposed limitations. … The conflict over control of military personnel goes back more than 200 years to the days of the American revolution. Conflicts surrounding the English Civil War led to a well-established legal tradition of avoiding large standing armies while relying on non-professional militias to supply land-based forces. Similar views were adopted by the American Colonists who maintained anti-standing-army views with ever greater enthusiasm than the English themselves.” (04/29/18)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/04/29/governors-should-veto-national-guard-deployments-more-often/

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51) Scott Adams Says, 04/30/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about tasteless jokes and Iran. With coffee.” [Flash video] (04/30/18)

https://www.periscope.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1nAKERzAbAlGL

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52) Cato Daily Podcast, 04/30/18
Source: Cato Institute

“For at least the last several decades, Congress has handed vast powers to the Executive Branch. Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH) discusses his hopes to get those powers back where they belong.” [various formats] (04/30/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/reasserting-article-i-power-war-everything-else

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53) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1146
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Michael Malice joins me to discuss the recent summit meeting between North and South Korea, in which a North Korean leader set foot in the South for the first time ever. What does it all mean?” [various formats] (04/30/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1146-north-and-south-korea-making-peace/

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54) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 105
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Trump Missiles, US Marijuana, Border Agent Assaults, Canada Drug Decrim, Kyle Kashuv.” [Flash audio or MP3] (04/30/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/april/30/five-minutes-five-issues-trump-missiles-us-marijuana-border-agent-assaults-canada-drug-decrim-kyle-kashuv/

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55) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 04/30/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“You asked … Ron Paul answered! Enjoy another great segment of #AskRonPaul.” [Flash video] (04/30/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/illegal-warsgold-backed-dollartrump-re-election-askronpaul

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56) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 345
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc vents some frustration before welcoming in the co-host of the Scottish Liberty Podcast — as well as the ‘Be Yourself and Love It’ podcast. Antony discusses his evolution to a libertarian after some Ron Paul fans ‘gate crashed’ his YouTube channel — and actually began to change his perspective on politics. Since then Antony has become a hardcore libertaran and taken his beliefs to the masses in his homeland of Scotland and abroad with the Scottish Liberty Podcast. Marc and Antony discuss the best ways to approach discussing the ideas of liberty with both those on the right and the left, and the unique nature of turning someone into a libertarian, one argument at a time.” [various formats] (04/30/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/04/30/antony-sammeroff-of-the-scottish-liberty-podcast-creating-libertarians-one-argument-at-a-time/

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57) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 187
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #187, I cover Trump’s policy on North Korea and Iran.” [various formats] (04/30/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-187-trump-makes-breaks-deals

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58) Free Talk Live, 04/29/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Avengers: Infinity War :: ICE Raid :: Gun Manufacturing and Banking :: The Criminality of Immigrants :: Withholding Tax and FICA :: Town Hall Meetings :: Anarchy :: Confusing Question :: Mark, Jonny Ray and Darryl.” [Flash audio or MP3] (04/29/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-04-29

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59) The Anarchist Experience, episode 162
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“We discuss the recent peace in Korea, what motivates that sort of action from a dictator, Bronsonto joins us late and gives his take on our topic from last week, Syria, and these HEADLINES: — Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand How Jobs Are Created — 67-Year-Old British Man Sentenced to 8 Months in Jail For Driving With Laser Jammer and Flipping Off Police.” [various formats] (04/29/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/the-anarchist-experience-162/

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60) Praise of Folly, 04/28/18
Source: Attack The System

“Todd is joined by his Dad and Keith Preston to discuss the origins of WW2 in Europe and debunk the fake history of the court historian.” [Flash video] (04/29/18)

https://attackthesystem.com/2018/04/29/count-down-to-war-part-1-europe/

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