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Monday, May 21st, 2018
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In the News:

1) Venezuela: Maduro wins election challengers call illegitimate
2) Airstrip One: Regime plans new Internet censorship initiatives
3) Syria: Islamic State militants “leave Damascus suburbs”
4) Mnuchin says US, Chinese regimes putting trade war on hold
5) MI: Thirteen-year-old stabs would be abductor
6) Macedonia: Zaev says agreement on new name reached with Greece
7) Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals from five continents
8) CA: Cannabis delivery service Eaze sued over unsolicited texts
9) MI: Woman fired after cops seize laxative-laced brownies
10) MA: Cop charged with multiple counts of child rape, suspended without pay
11) FBI spy met with three Trump advisers during campaign
12) Reminder: Long before Pruitt, EPA had history of collusion with industry
13) Researchers: Hitler definitely died in 1945
14) Roseanne Barr nearly quits Twitter over “anti-Semitism”
15) South China Sea: Chinese air force lands long-range bombers on disputed island
16) AL: ADC endorses Maddox in race for governor
17) House Democrats mobilize for next phase of fight to bring back “Net Neutrality” corporate welfare scam
18) EU tells Iran it will stick by nuclear deal despite US violation
19) China’s first private rocket launch kicks off the country’s commercial space race
20) Saudi Arabia: Regime “arrests women’s rights activists”

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Government explained
22) Yes, Virginia, there is a Deep State
23) Decentralization is the core of crypto freedom
24) Hunger hoaxes hinder food stamp reform
25) Google’s mendacity: The selfish ledger decyphered
26) Trump kept promises to Netanyahu, showed they were worse than worthless
27) Charging electric scooters is a cutthroat business
28) Farm bill everything that’s wrong with Congress
29) Quantum Vibe, 05/18/18
30) Uber drivers just killed all the parts of the job they supposedly liked the most
31) Sports betting decision and federalism
32) Donald Trump is right, MS-13 members are “animals”
33) Shabbos with Zaide
34) Debunking nine farm subsidy myths pushed by special interest groups
35) The friendly mask of the Orwellian oligarchy is slipping off
36) UBI vs. guaranteed jobs vs. wage subsidies
37) The case against cops
38) The neverending Nakba
39) Canada’s debt spiral
40) It’s time to put our federal meat inspection law out to pasture
41) The Net Neutrality zombie lives!
42) The Republican threat to your gun rights
43) On torture
44) IDW is the new blog
45) Potato chips vs. microchips: A false dichotomy
46) Was Trump’s 2016 campaign “set up?”
47) No, seriously folks, data is not the new oil
48) Illiberalism is rising. Here’s how we can turn that tide and renew our democracy.
49) Call Congress’s “Blue Lives Matter” bills what they are: Another attack on black lives
50) A Nobel Prize for Death to Trump

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Free Talk Live, 05/19/18
52) Anarcho Agenda, episode 67
53) Bloggingheads.tv, 05/18/18
54) Scott Adams Says, 05/19/18
55) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 195
56) Felony Friday, episode 124
57) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 05/18/18
58) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1160
59) Editor’s Break, episode 85
60) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 240

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

1) Venezuela: Maduro wins election challengers call illegitimate
Source: ABC News

“Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council announced that with more than 92 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the votes Sunday, beating his nearest challenger Henri Falcon by more than 40 points. … Both of Maduro’s opponents accused electoral authorities of being blind to blatant violations before the vote and on election day. [Henri] Falcon said that at 86 percent of voting centers ruling party activists set up so-called ‘Red Points’ where they scanned on cellphones QR codes on government-issued ‘Fatherland Cards.’ Some poor cardholders in Caracas — there are 16.5 million nationwide — said they hoped Maduro would deliver on his campaign promise of a ‘prize’ to those who demonstrated their loyalty. Maduro accused his opponents of trying to ‘demonize’ a program intended to address the social crisis and not assert political control.” (05/21/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/maduro-wins-venezuela-election-challengers-call-illegitimate-55319195

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2) Airstrip One: Regime plans new Internet censorship initiatives
Source: The Hill

“The United Kingdom is planning to propose laws that would curb cyberbullying and impose restrictions on social media companies, Reuters reported Sunday. Matt Hancock, Britain’s digital minister, said Sunday that the government would publish a document that lays out proposals for future legislation. … he did not provide more specifics, but said the government plans to work with regulators, platforms and advertising companies to address ‘both legal and illegal harms.’” (05/20/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/388511-britain-introducing-new-laws-on-social-media-companies-to-tackle-wild-west

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3) Syria: Islamic State militants “leave Damascus suburbs”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group have been evacuated from an enclave in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a temporary ceasefire had come into effect following heavy bombardment by the Syrian military. But Syrian officials denied there was any ceasefire, and have made no mention of the reported evacuation. … Syrian state TV said army operations in the area were nearing their end and insurgent lines were collapsing.” (05/20/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44189516

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4) Mnuchin says US, Chinese regimes putting trade war on hold
Source: Chicago Tribune

“Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced ‘meaningful progress.’ … Because of the progress made in negotiations, Mnuchin said the Trump administration has agreed to put on hold punitive tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products. China had promised to retaliate in a move that threatened a tit-for-tat trade war.” (05/29/18)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-us-china-trade-deficit-20180519-story.html

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5) MI: Thirteen-year-old stabs would-be abductor
05/21/2018 News No comments Edit This
Source: Detroit News

“Detroit police are searching for a suspect who attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl on the city’s west side. … The teen struggled with the man and she pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed him in the side. She told police he fell to the ground and she ran home. … The girl and her mother went to the 8th Precinct to file a police report. She told police the same man attempted to abduct her last year.” [editor’s note: Good for her. If the authoritahs didn’t forbid her to carry a handgun, perhaps he wouldn’t still be at large – TLK] (05/19/18)

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/05/19/teen-girl-escapes-attempted-abduction-detroit/625877002/

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6) Macedonia: Zaev says agreement on new name reached with Greece
Source: Fox News

“The prime minister of Macedonia says his administration and the Greek government have agreed on a new name for his country to solve the decades-long name dispute between Skopje and Athens. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Saturday that ‘Republic of Ilindenska Macedonia’ is the compromise name acceptable to both sides. Ilindenska is a Macedonian town known for a 1903 uprising against Turkish occupiers. Zaev said a referendum will be held to give Macedonia’s citizens a say.” (05/19/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/19/macedonian-pm-says-agreement-on-new-name-reached-with-greece.html

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7) Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals from five continents
Source: Reuters

“Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates that work with the poor or where Catholics are in a minority and putting his stamp on the group that will elect his successor. Making the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday address, the pope said the new cardinals came from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Iraq, Pakistan, Japan, Madagascar, Peru, Mexico and Bolivia. They will be given their traditional red hats at a ceremony known as a consistory on June 29.” (05/20/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-cardinals/pope-francis-names-14-new-cardinals-from-five-continents-idUSKCN1IL0CH

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8) CA: Cannabis delivery service Eaze sued over unsolicited texts
Source: Smell the Truth

“One of California’s biggest marijuana delivery services faces an uncertain future due to a possible class-action lawsuit. A lawsuit was filed against San Francisco-based Eaze Solutions earlier this month, alleging that the cannabis delivery business violated federal law by sending out unsolicited text messages to their customers, reports Marijuana Business Daily. The suit was filed by Farrah Williams of San Diego, who alleges that Eaze violated a 1991 law prohibiting companies from making unsolicited calls or sending uninvited text messages to possible clients, known as the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). ‘The reality is that (Eaze) ‘growth hacked’ its way to the top of the pot delivery business — specifically, by relentlessly bombarding existing and prospective customers with text messages and other digital spam … without anyone’s permission,’ the suit claims. The lawsuit cites examples of texts such as: ‘We miss you! Make a purchase in the next 7 days and get $10 of credit to use on your following purchase. Shop now at www.eaze.com/menu.’Williams claims she has received ‘dozens’ of text messages spanning from September 2017 to May, and is asking for up to $2,000 in damages per message received.” (05/17/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/05/18/marijuana-delivery-service-eaze-sued-for-breaking-federal-marketing-laws

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9) MI: Woman fired after cops seize laxative-laced brownies
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague’s send-off. Saline police Chief Jerrod Hart says officers confiscated the tainted confections May 3 after another employee tipped off management. No one ate the brownies. The Ann Arbor News reports that Hart says the 47-year-old woman initially denied putting laxatives in the brownies, but after learning investigators would test them she admitted she had. Her name hasn’t been released.” (05/19/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/woman-fired-laxative-brownies-lace-michigan-saline-12915383.php

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10) MA: Cop charged with multiple counts of child rape, suspended without pay
Source: 22News

“A Springfield police officer has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of child rape. Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News that Monson Police arrested 28-year-old Daniel Cintron Thursday night after Springfield officers applied for an arrest warrant. Cintron is charged with eight counts of rape of a child with force, five counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and five counts of witness intimidation. … Walsh said that Cintron is currently suspended from the Springfield Police Force, without pay, in connection with a separate incident, which happened off duty. In that case, prosecutors claim that Cintron had a violent confrontation with a 15-year-old boy at the Eastfield Mall. Cintron is charged with unarmed robbery, assault, and battery, and witness intimidation in that case.” [editor’s note: Well, suspending him without pay instead of putting him on paid vacation is a change from business as usual at least – TLK] (05/18/18)

http://www.wwlp.com/news/crime/springfield-police-officer-charged-with-multiple-counts-of-child-rape/1187494681

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11) FBI spy met with three Trump advisers during campaign
Source: Washington Post

“In mid-July 2016, a retired American professor approached an adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign at a symposium about the White House race held at a British university. The professor took the opportunity to strike up a conversation with Carter Page, whom Trump had named a few months earlier as a foreign policy adviser. But the professor was more than an academic interested in American politics — he was a longtime U.S. intelligence source. And, at some point in 2016, he began working as a secret informant for the FBI as it investigated Russia’s interference in the campaign, according to people familiar with his activities.” [editor’s note: That last doesn’t seem very likely as “the FBI investigating Russian interference in the campaign” looks like something that was “rectified” Winston Smith style into the timeline at a later date – TLK] (05/18/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-fbi-source-for-russia-investigation-met-with-three-trump-advisers-during-campaign/2018/05/18/9778d9f0-5aea-11e8-b656-a5f8c2a9295d_story.html

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12) Reminder: Long before Pruitt, EPA had history of collusion with industry
Source: Raw Story

“When Scott Pruitt took the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2017, public health activists, environmentalists and ordinary citizens expressed outrage. How could a politician with close ties to the Koch-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) be counted on to champion the Agency’s mandate? Why turn the EPA over to a lawyer who was involved in multiple lawsuits against it, and, who, as attorney general of Oklahoma, disbanded that state’s Environmental Protection Unit? Less than two years later, Pruitt’s record as EPA head has only reinforced his detractors’ worst fears. While Scott Pruitt’s tenure provokes almost daily controversy, what remains less known is that the EPA has long been a compromised institution. In fact, decades before Pruitt arrived with his transparently anti-legislation agenda, the EPA colluded with industry in ways that endangered public health and undermined its own mission [sic].” [editor’s note: In many ways the lack of “shame” on the part of current cabinet secretaries is merely exposing “bidness as usual” in those circles – SAT] (05/19/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/long-trump-pick-pruitt-epa-history-collusion-industry

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13) Researchers: Hitler definitely died in 1945
Source: The Telegraph [UK]

“French researchers claim to have put an end to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler, after a study of his teeth proved he definitely died after taking cyanide and shooting himself in the head in Berlin in 1945. The researchers reached their conclusion after they were given rare access to fragments of Hitler’s teeth which have been held in Moscow since the end of World War II. … In March and July 2017, Russia’s FSB secret service and the Russian state archives authorised a team of French researchers to examine Hitler’s bones for the first time since 1946, said Professor Charlier, who was one of the scientists chosen.” (05/19/18)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/19/hitler-definitely-died-1945-according-new-study-teeth/

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14) Roseanne Barr nearly quits Twitter over “anti-Semitism”
Source: Fox News

“Roseanne Barr called it quits with Twitter Saturday morning over ‘anti-Semitism,’ but her resolve didn’t last long, as ardent fans ‘convinced’ her to ‘stay (with) them.’ The ‘Roseanne’ sitcom star decided to leave ‘all social media’ aside from Instagram, over concerns that they provide a platform for ‘ant-Semitism.’ She said the decision to leave was made ‘in good conscience.’ But Twitter users were quick to react, begging Barr to keep her voice from being silenced. Only a couple of hours passed before Barr said she was staying on Twitter.” (05/19/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/19/roseanne-barr-quits-twitter-over-anti-semitism-but-stays-after-users-convinced-her.html

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15) South China Sea: Chinese air force lands long-range bombers on disputed island
Source: Independent [UK]

“The Chinese air force has landed long-range bombers at an airport in the South China Sea for the first time, a move which has fuelled concerns about Beijing’s ambitions to assert control over the disputed territory. China conducted take-off and landing training with nuclear-capable H-6K aircraft, state media reported, prompting US warnings about destabilising [the] region. Beijing is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in the waters of the South China Sea, which are important for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves. … The Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, using Chinese social media posts, identified the location of the exercise as Woody Island, China’s largest base in the Paracel Islands. With a combat radius of nearly 1,900 nautical miles, the H-6K bomber would have all of Southeast Asia in its range from the island, the centre said.” (05/19/18)

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-air-force-long-range-bombers-island-disputed-south-china-sea-a8359516.html

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16) AL: ADC endorses Maddox in race for governor
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox Saturday won a key endorsement Saturday from the Alabama Democratic Conference, the state’s largest African-American political organization, as he seeks to win the Democratic primary for governor. The group gave the nod to Maddox over former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, one of the last Democrats to win statewide election in the now GOP-dominated state. Maddox is attempting to consolidate support from major Democratic groups as he runs against Cobb and former state legislator James Fields in the June 5 primary. The ADC endorsement can be a powerful boost to gubernatorial hopefuls and other contenders for elected office. The group distributes thousands of sample ballots before elections, backing the candidates it endorses.” (05/19/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/ADC-endorses-Maddox-in-race-for-governor-12928506.php

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17) House Democrats mobilize for next phase of fight to bring back “Net Neutrality” corporate welfare scam
Source: Engadget

“Earlier this week, Senate Democrats, with the help of three Republicans, managed to pass a resolution to save net neutrality before its upcoming repeal in June. Now their counterparts in the House are trying to rally enough signatures to force a similar vote in that chamber. They have 90 Democrats but need over 20 Republican representatives to break ranks and sign on. The road to saving net neutrality is still very uphill. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced a discharge petition allowing the House to force a vote if half of the representatives sign on — an action to get around the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who would almost certainly stall a traditionally-presented motion to save net neutrality. This is still an early move in a long campaign, however, as Democrats would need to conceivably convert more than a score of Republicans in the actual House vote.” (05/18/18)

https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/18/house-democrats-mobilize-next-phase-net-neutrality/

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18) EU tells Iran it will stick by nuclear deal despite US violation
Source: The Hill

“The European Union’s (EU) top energy official on Saturday sought to reassure Tehran that Europe is committed to the Iran nuclear deal despite the United States’s exit earlier this month. ‘We have sent a message to our Iranian friends that as long as they are sticking to the [nuclear] agreement the Europeans will … fulfill their commitment. And they said the same thing on the other side,’ the European commissioner for energy and climate, Miguel Arias Canete, said at a news conference, according to Reuters. The EU, once the largest buyer of Iranian oil, also hopes to increase trade with Iran, Arias Canete said.” [editor’s note: The US did not “withdraw” from the agreement, because it has no legal power to do so. It is simply “violating” the agreement. Since the agreement is codified as a UN Security Council resolution, the US is bound by it unless it withdraws from the UN Charter treaty or convinces the Security Council to repeal the resolution – TLK] (05/19/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/international/388440-eu-and-iran-agree-to-fulfill-their-commitment-on-iran-nuclear-deal

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19) China’s first private rocket launch kicks off the country’s commercial space race
Source: The Verge

“China celebrated the country’s first rocket launch by a private spaceflight company this week. OneSpace Technologies, based out of Beijing, launched its OS-X rocket from an undisclosed location on a suborbital trajectory on Wednesday, reaching a reported altitude of 25 miles and traveling about 170 miles before falling back to Earth. It’s the first demonstration of what the company says will become a scalable business built around sending small satellites into space. Until now, China’s space industry has been dominated by the government’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA). … in 2014, the Chinese government formally allowed private companies to start working toward launching satellites.” (05/19/18)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/19/17369200/china-private-rocket-launch-onespace-satellites

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20) Saudi Arabia: Regime “arrests women’s rights activists”
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“Saudi Arabia has arrested a number of female rights activists in the kingdom over the past days, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights said. In a statement issued on Saturday, US-based HWR said Saudi authorities had detained seven women’s rights defenders since May 15. The women have long been advocating an end to the ban on Saudi women driving, and the abolishment of the male guardianship system, the group said.” (05/19/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/saudi-arabia-arrests-women-rights-activists-180519075533018.html

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

21) Government explained
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Is it OK for me to go into your house and take your stuff? What if I first write on a piece of paper that it’s OK for me to go into your house and take your stuff? Does that make it OK? What if I get a lot of people to agree with me that the permission slip I wrote for myself makes it OK? What if, instead of using the permission slip for myself, I hire someone (with the proceeds gained by taking stuff from houses) to go into your house and take your stuff? Surely it’s OK now. Right?” (05/18/18)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2018/05/government-explained.html

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22) Yes, Virginia, there is a Deep State
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Since the ‘Russiagate’ probe began, US president Donald Trump and his supporters have used lots of bandwidth raging against what they refer to as the ‘Deep State.’ Does the Deep State exist? If so, what is it, and are its forces arrayed specifically against Donald Trump and his administration? Yes, the Deep State exists — probably more so at one end of its numerous definitions and less so at the other, but to some degree at both ends.” (05/20/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13619

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23) Decentralization is the core of crypto freedom
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“The advent of cryptocurrency is destabilizing the financial structure of the world, and it has caused a second revolution of rising expectations. It does not occur on the national level but within the lives of individuals, who can finally control their own finances in privacy and with confidence. This has deep political implications, of course, because independent people are less likely to obey. And, yet, voices within crypto deny that the phenomenon is individualistic. Their argument usually runs as follows: cryptocurrencies depend on a cooperative network of miners, nodes, developers, and administrators. In short, it is collective. This reveals a confusion about the meaning of individualism.” (05/19/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-decentralization-is-the-core-of-crypto-freedom/

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24) Hunger hoaxes hinder food stamp reform
Source: The Hill
by James Bovard

“The Trump administration is pushing radical changes in the food stamp program as part of the farm bill. Reform efforts may be derailed by activists who vastly exaggerate hunger and portray food handouts as the epitome of social justice. But federal food handouts have already done far too much damage to Americans’ health. Food stamps are now feeding 42 million people. Twitter activists created a #HandsOffSNAP hashtag to seek to block any efforts at reform. But, while politicians portray food stamps as a nutrition program (Congress changed the name to Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, in 2008), they are actually a blank check to buy more calories.” (05/18/18)

http://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/388334-hunger-hoaxes-hinder-food-stamp-reform

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25) Google’s mendacity: The selfish ledger decyphered
Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“Few things repulse me more than someone born with a genius brain who then uses it to befuddle others and turn them into tools. A leaked video from Google showed up on my screen this morning. At first I was thrilled that we’d have evidence from the inside, showing what’s really happening at the home of ‘Don’t Be Evil.’ But as I watched the video, my emotions changed dramatically. This video, which was made for Google employees, was designed to confuse them into supporting their employer’s plans and to feel like they were smart for doing so. That pissed me off. So, I’m going to decipher this video.” (05/19/18)

https://www.freemansperspective.com/googles-mendacity-the-selfish-ledger-decyphered/

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26) Trump kept promises to Netanyahu, showed they were worse than worthless
Source: The American Prospect
by Gershom Gorenberg

“The lasting images for Israelis, the footage likely to feature in 100 future documentaries, appeared on the split screen of television news: On one side, Palestinian demonstrators at the Gaza border, enveloped in smoke or tear gas, hurling stones or carrying their wounded; on the other, dignitaries arriving at the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to watch Ivanka Trump, dressed in white, reveal the new sign rebranding the building — with the words ‘Donald J. Trump’ chiseled into stone in larger letters than ‘Embassy, United States of America.’ Joined on the split screen, the pictures are icons for the hollowness of Benjamin Netanyahu’s diplomatic offensive and of his reliance — like that of so many Republicans — on the promises of America’s confidence-man-in-chief. These days the emailed press announcements from Netanyahu’s office portray Israel’s prime minister as always flying off to meet foreign leaders, or returning, or meeting leaders who have flown to Israel to meet him. He’s in Cyprus for a three-way summit with the president of that country and the prime minister of Greece. He’s meeting the prime minister of Japan — or is it Romania today, or Guatemala?” (05/18/18)

http://prospect.org/article/trump-kept-his-promises-netanyahu-and-showed-they-were-worse-worthless

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27) Charging electric scooters is a cutthroat business
Source: The Atlantic
by Taylor Lorenz

“Bird is a scooter-sharing company that launched in 2017 and has been dubbed the ‘Uber of scooters.’ Its goal is to alleviate congestion and allow people an easy way to travel quickly for short distances of just a few miles. Riders can locate and unlock scooters using the company’s smartphone app, and after paying the $1 unlocking fee are charged 15 cents per mile during use. Birds are available in a growing number of American cities including Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Scottsdale, Arizona; Washington D.C.; and Atlanta. The scooters are all battery-powered and dockless, so they can be picked up or dropped off anywhere. But when night falls, what most riders don’t realize is that the scooters themselves are charged by a contract workforce. These people are known as ‘Bird hunters’ or ‘chargers,’ and they’re growing exponentially in number.” (05/20/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/charging-electric-scooters-is-a-cutthroat-business/560747/

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28) Farm bill everything that’s wrong with Congress
Source: The New Republic
by Alex Shephard

“Farms have not really factored into the discussion of the 2018 Farm Bill. The argument surrounding the legislation, which was taken up for debate in the House earlier this week, has revolved instead around a host of other issues, like the deep cuts and ‘work requirements’ that Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump are trying to impose on the food stamp program, and draconian immigration reforms proposed by the right-wing Freedom Caucus. Left unaddressed is the bulk of the bill itself, which is not only the country’s most important food and agriculture bill, but has increasingly become a battleground for the social safety net, health care, and the environment. The Farm Bill, which is renewed every five years (if things go right) is maddeningly complex and nearly impossible to understand, even for experts. When Marion Nestle, one of the foremost food policy thinkers in the country, began to prep a university class on the bill a few years ago, she was overcome by its intricacies.” (05/18/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/148461/farm-bill-everything-thats-wrong-congress

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29) Quantum Vibe, 05/18/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (05/18/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1796

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30) Uber drivers just killed all the parts of the job they supposedly liked the most
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“At the behest of a group of Uber drivers, the California Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers are Uber employees, not independent contractors, under California law …. You drivers are all thinking you won this big victory because you are going to have the same job you loved but you will just get paid more. This is not going to happen. As I implied above, in the long-term this job will not exist at all, because Uber will be dead. But in the near-term, if Uber tries to make this work, Uber is going to excercise a LOT more control of your work. That is because if Uber is on the hook for a minimum cost per hour for your work, then they are going to damn well make sure you are productive. … Congratulations Uber drivers, in the quest to try to use the power of government to extract more money for yourselves from the company, you just killed your jobs as you know it.” (05/18/18)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2018/05/uber-drivers-just-killed-all-the-parts-of-the-job-they-supposedly-liked-the-most.html

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31) Sports betting decision and federalism
Source: Independent Institute
by William Watkins

“Last week the Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) that prohibit state authorization and licensing of sports gambling schemes. SCOTUS held that this statute violates the Constitution’s anticommandeering rule.” (05/19/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/05/19/sports-betting-decision-and-federalism/

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32) Donald Trump is right, MS-13 members are “animals”
Source: USA Today
by Caleb Howe

“‘Street gang MS-13, infamous for vicious machete killings, is first to be declared an international criminal group.’ That’s a headline from the Daily Mail in 2012. ‘The gratuitous acts of violence these now-convicted gang members committed were intended to spread fear.’ That’s a description from acting U.S. Attorney John Horn about a 2015 murder conviction in Georgia. ‘Video of the mutilated bodies was sent to a girlfriend of one of the victims. She was walking home one evening with Nisa, a basketball teammate one day shy of her 16th birthday, when MS-13 members spotted them and attacked with a machete and baseball bats. A large butcher knife, a bloodstained baseball hat and three 9mm handguns were also found in the car.’ Those are all different incidents. All MS-13.” (05/18/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/17/ms-13-donald-trump-gang-violence-animals-immigrants-media-column/621537002

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33) Shabbos with Zaide
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Mine was a childhood that in large part revolved around Israel. Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and Golda Meir were heroes. My parents, Conservative Jews, were not Zionists; moving to Israel, or seeing their children do so, was unthinkable. But they were loyal Israelists, committed to the Jewish state as necessary for the existence of Judaism and for the victims, present and future, of ubiquitous anti-Semitism. I have another memory, which stands in sharp relief to these pro-Israel images. It is the memory of my paternal grandfather [zade or zaide or zayde], Sam Richman [Shlomo Hersh ben Moshe], a joyous, tolerant Orthodox Jew [from Lithuania] and a shomos (sexton) at a little synagogue. Every Saturday afternoon, after Shabbat [shabbos] services, we’d visit Zadie and Bubby at their apartment. The conversation would often turn to the Middle East. I would sit quietly and listen. There, and only there, did I hear criticism of Israel.” (05/18/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/tgif-shabbats-with-zade/

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34) Debunking nine farm subsidy myths pushed by special interest groups
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Daren Bakst

“Agricultural special interests try to make it sound as though touching even one farm subsidy — regardless of how unreasonable the subsidy is — will be the end of agriculture as we know it. Using scare tactics, they will assert wild claims without any support, or they will cherry-pick data to provide a misleading picture. For example, they often point to declines from record or near-record highs. The following provides answers to some common claims made by the special interests.” (05/20/18)

https://fee.org/articles/9-farm-subsidy-myths-pushed-by-special-interest-groups/

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35) The friendly mask of the Orwellian oligarchy is slipping off
Source: OpEdNews
by Caitlin Johnstone

“The lying, torturing, propagandizing, drug trafficking, coup-staging, warmongering Central Intelligence Agency has done some of the most unspeakably horrific things to human beings that have ever happened in the history of our species. If you think I’m exaggerating, do your own research into into some of the CIA’s activities like the Phoenix Program, which used ‘Rape, gang rape, rape using eels, snakes, or hard objects, and rape followed by murder; electric shock (‘the Bell Telephone Hour’) rendered by attaching wires to the genitals or other sensitive parts of the body, like the tongue; the ‘water treatment;’ … ‘The use of electronic gear such as sealed telephones attached to…both the women’s vaginas and men’s testicles [to] shock them into submission.’ This is what the CIA is. This is what the CIA has always been. This is what Mike Pompeo said he wanted to help make the CIA ‘much more vicious’ than. Appointing Gina Haspel as head of the agency is just putting an honest face on it.” (05/19/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Friendly-Mask-Of-The-O-by-Caitlin-Johnstone-CIA_Genocide_Money_Oligarchy-180519-662.html

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36) UBI vs. guaranteed jobs vs. wage subsidies
Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“It’s often said that the best thing about money is that it allows you to avoid having to live amongst poor people. A UBI program doesn’t do that. UBI recipients would still struggle to raise children, and still struggle to find money to fix their cars. That’s not to say they would not be better off, rather I’ll argue there are better ways of achieving the same objectives — more money and more freedom to walk away from jobs that suck. My preferred system would strive to keep the labor market ‘hot.’” (05/19/18)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2018/05/ubi_vs_guarante.html

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37) The case against cops
Source: AnarchoChristian
by ABB

“My small town, like many, many others from the purple mountain majesty of the Rockies, across the fruited planes, and all the way to the old Oaks of the South, value certain things that you lose in the busy, bustling metropolitan cities around our country; things like being able to leave your door unlocked at night, the ability to fully trust your neighbor, the influence of religion, and the appeal of everyone knowing everybody else. To the citizens of these fine small towns, these attributes mean only one thing: safety. More accurately, the equal a sense of safety. And who better to foster that sense of safety than police officers, right? Wrong.” (05/18/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/the-case-against-cops/

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38) The neverending Nakba
Source: In These Times
by Rahul Saksena

“Two weeks ago in Old Hebron, a once-bustling Palestinian city in the West Bank, I saw a ghost town. The streets were empty except for dozens of Israeli soldiers, on patrol with automatic weapons and flak vests, and a handful of young Israelis from illegal settlements. The occasional Israeli military vehicle rolled by slowly, towering over us. I was in Palestine with a group of mostly black and brown activists and lawyers from across the United States. We were on a one-week ‘Justice Delegation,’ organized by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Eye Witness Palestine, to see with our own eyes the dire human rights situation 70 years after the founding of Israel, what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or ‘catastrophe,’ when up to one million Palestinians were expelled from their homes. Since March 30, thousands of Palestinians have demonstrated in Gaza to demand their right of return, with Israel killing at least 108 and wounding more than 10,000 since the mobilizations began. As Gazans risked their lives to protest, what we saw across Israel and the West Bank was an ongoing Nakba.” (05/18/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21154/Gaza-Palestine-west-bank-Hebron-Palestine-Legal

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39) Canada’s debt spiral
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Lee Friday

“Living beyond our means requires us to borrow money to cover the difference between our income and our spending. Many Canadians now understand the financial consequences of this practice and regret the choices they’ve made. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Trudeau is not one of them, as evidenced by his government’s budget deficits which are further eroding the financial wellbeing of Canadians. He has broken a campaign promise, ignored basic economic principles, and seems hell-bent on setting an ignominious record. According to the Fraser Institute: ‘Justin Trudeau is the only prime minister in the last 120 years who has increased the federal per-person debt burden without a world war or recession to justify it.’” (05/19/18)

https://mises.org/wire/canadas-debt-spiral

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40) It’s time to put our federal meat inspection law out to pasture
Source: Reason
by Baylen Linnekin

“Last week, Sens. Mike Rounds (R-N.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Angus King (I-Maine) introduced a bill that would allow meat processed in many state-inspected slaughterhouses and other state-inspected facilities to be sold across state lines. The sensible bill, dubbed the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act, could be a real boon to livestock farmers who want to sell their meat and meat products in neighboring states, and to the consumers who want their products. Before you get your hopes up, though, consider that this under-the-radar, bipartisan bill has been around in some form or other for more than fifteen years. Then-Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD) introduced similar legislation in 2000. Then-U.S. Representative (now Senator) Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) sponsored a version of the bill in 2006. A year later, then-Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) introduced the bill. Yet the ban on interstate sales persists.” (05/19/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/05/19/its-time-to-put-our-federal-meat-inspect

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41) The Net Neutrality zombie lives!
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“The Senate has voted to raise net neutrality from the dead, a very bad idea. Worse, the 52-47 margin of victory included three Republicans who should know better. We hope it dies in the House. ‘Net neutrality’ is one of those brilliant marketing gimmicks that passes as something that enhances equality and freedom, but in fact destroys it. President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission in 2015 imposed net neutrality, requiring internet service providers to treat all internet traffic the same. Sure, that sounds good, even democratic, but it isn’t. In fact, most economists agree, it will lead to slower times for everything, less internet innovation and, ultimately, higher prices for consumers. That’s a good idea?” (05/18/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-net-neutrality-zombie-lives

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42) The Republican threat to your gun rights
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by PA Deacon

“With Republicans in control in Washington D.C., many Second Amendment activists assumed their right to keep and bear arms was safe. They’re not. When one political party controls the House, Senate, and the presidency, the public expects the legislative and executive branches will work in tandem to further their party’s political goals. Known as ‘unified government’, the assumption is that legislation will be easier to pass when one party controls all the steps. Working in a unified government seems like it is worth the wait; indeed it doesn’t happen often. But deracinated from any principles, a unified government can be dangerous to our liberties.” (05/19/18)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/05/19/the-republican-threat-to-your-gun-rights/

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43) On torture
Source: Town Hall
by John C Goodman

“Is torture always morally wrong? Is it sometimes justified? These are questions swirling around the nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA. Critics (mainly Senate Democrats) claim that torture is always wrong, even though some of those senators were aware of waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” for years and never once complained about it. In her defense, Karl Rove told Fox News viewers that whatever we do is legitimate if it’s for the defense of the United States. As I explain below, both sides are wrong. But first things first.” (05/18/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2018/05/19/on-torture-n2481932

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44) IDW is the new blog
Source: KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L Knapp

“Weiss defines the Intellectual Dark Web as ‘a collection of iconoclastic thinkers, academic renegades and media personalities who are having a rolling conversation — on podcasts, YouTube and Twitter, and in sold-out auditoriums — that sound unlike anything else happening, at least publicly, in the culture right now. Feeling largely locked out of legacy outlets, they are rapidly building their own mass media channels.’ In other words, it is really about format, not about content, even though the cited examples seem to be a) controversial and b) mostly considered ‘right-wing.’ Everything new is old again. Not quite two decades ago, it was the emerging ‘blogosphere’ that positioned itself as the alternative to establishment media. Twenty years before that, it was amateur ‘zines’ which became easy and cheap to print with the advent of computer printers and the mass deployment of photocopy technology (or, before that, access to a mimeograph). And before that it was alternative newspapers and magazines … People seem fascinated by format, and prone to assume that new format necessarily implies new content type. I don’t think that’s the case.” (05/19/18)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2018/05/idw-is-new-blog.html

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45) Potato chips vs. microchips: A false dichotomy
Source: Cobden Centre
by Mary Lucia Darst

“‘It doesn’t make any difference whether a country makes computer chips or potato chips!’ ~ attributed to Michael J. Boskin ~ … America has a class problem — a snobbery problem to be more specific. A reverse snobbery problem, to refine the definition even more. Boskin served on the Economic Council for President George H.W. Bush, and the meaning of the comment was that any industry that enriches the nation has dignity and is worthy of considerate treatment. However, during the 1992 three-way presidential debateamong the incumbent Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot, Perot used Boskin’s remark to imply that the president and his administration were out of touch, economically illiterate, and indifferent to the American people. Perot’s argument could be distilled to two principles: free trade is bad because it threatens domestic industry, and manufacturers are more important than everyone else. This mentality is a perfect example of the American reverse snobbery class problem.” (05/18/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/05/potato-chips-vs-microchips-a-false-dichotomy/

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46) Was Trump’s 2016 campaign “set up?”
Source: Fox News Forum
by Kimberley A Strassel

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’ Tuesday, where he provided a potentially explosive hint at what’s driving his demand to see documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Trump-Russia probe. ‘If the campaign was somehow set up,’ he told the hosts, ‘I think that would be a problem.’ Or an understatement. Mr. Nunes is still getting stiff-armed by the Justice Department over his subpoena, but this week his efforts did force the stunning admission that the FBI had indeed spied on the Trump campaign. This came in the form of a Thursday New York Times apologia in which government ‘officials’ acknowledged that the bureau had used ‘at least one’ human ‘informant’ to spy on both Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. The Times slipped this mind-bending fact into the middle of an otherwise glowing profile of the noble bureau — and dismissed it as no big deal. But there’s more to be revealed here, and Mr. Nunes’s ‘set up’ comment points in a certain direction. Getting to the conclusion requires thinking more broadly about events beyond the FBI’s actions.” (05/19/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/18/kimberley-strassel-was-trumps-2016-campaign-set-up.html

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47) No, seriously folks, data is not the new oil
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“A commonplace of our times is that data is the new oil. An unfortunate thing for people to think for it’s entirely bass ackwards — data ain’t the new oil at all, it’s entirely the opposite in economic terms. And, of course, we’re being asked to think of this data as being that new oil in exactly those economic terms that they’re getting wrong. Think through this for just a moment. With oil the people who own the raw stuff in the ground get all the money. What is it that we’re complaining about over data? That we, the people who own the damn stuff in the raw, don’t get all the money. Data and oil therefore aren’t even remotely similar in economic terms then, are they?” (05/19/18)

http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/economy/no-seriously-folks-data-is-not-the-new-oil/

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48) Illiberalism is rising. Here’s how we can turn that tide and renew our democracy.
Source: The Daily Beast
by Richard Hurowitz

“‘I didn’t leave the Democratic Party,’ Ronald Reagan famously quipped. ‘The Democratic Party left me.’ At a moment when our main political parties are looking unrecognizable, large numbers of Americans are feeling politically homeless. Even the Gipper would likely be thrown out of today’s Republican Party as an apostate. Reagan was, after all, the president who called for an amnesty for illegal immigrants, believed in American leadership underpinned by a human-rights agenda, personally denounced bigotry, and launched the process that led to the formation of the World Trade Organization. Today’s Republicans would in all likelihood call him out as a RINO — Republican in Name Only — and shame him on social media. We have arrived at a point where the old political and policy divisions between left and right are less important than the divide between the liberal (in the term’s original Enlightenment sense) and the illiberal. The liberal believes in individual rights and tolerance, international engagement and the rule of law while the illiberal believes in nativism, populism, protectionism and isolationism.” (05/18/18)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/illiberalism-is-rising-heres-how-we-can-turn-that-tide-and-renew-our-democracy

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49) Call Congress’s “Blue Lives Matter” bills what they are: Another attack on black lives
Source: The Intercept
by Natasha Lennard

“On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Protect and Serve Act of 2018 by a vote of 382 to 35. The act — a congressional ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill — would make it a federal crime to assault a police officer. The Senate version of the bill, which also has broad bipartisan support, goes even further, framing an attack on an officer as a federal hate crime. The bills exemplify the very worst sort of legislation: at once unnecessary and pernicious. … The nickname of the bill itself speaks volumes. Blue Lives Matter bills — which have been passed at the state level in Kentucky and Louisiana — are always superfluous from a criminal justice standpoint. In our justice system, ‘blue lives’ are already considered to matter the most — which is why police appropriation of the call for black lives to matter is so sickening. But these bills being unnecessary does not make them pointless. The point is clear, especially with regards to the adoption of hate crime statute frameworks: to reinforce the myth of the police as vulnerable and embattled — the very grounds on which police officers consistently justify the use of lethal force against black life.” (05/19/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/05/19/blue-lives-matter-bill-police-brutality/

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50) A Nobel Prize for Death to Trump
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Trumpsters are hoping that President Trump is able to enter into a peace treaty with North Korea that brings an end to the Korean War. If Trump is successful, the Trumpsters say, then he should receive the Nobel Prize for Peace. Actually, if such a peace treaty does come to pass, it would be more appropriate for Trump to receive the Nobel Prize for Death. After all, the Trumpsters are praising Trump for pressuring North Korea into coming to the negotiating table. Let’s assume they are right. What pressure are they referring to? They are referring to the increasingly brutal system of sanctions that Trump and his national-security establishment are enforcing against North Korea. How would U.S. sanctions pressure North Korea into coming to the negotiating table and entering into a peace treaty? By killing large numbers of North Korean people. That’s what the U.S. sanctions are designed to do …” (05/18/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/05/18/a-nobel-prize-for-death-to-trump/

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51) Free Talk Live, 05/19/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“School Shootings vs Military Deaths :: Standard of Living Down Due to Inflation :: Supply of Workers :: Smaller Government :: Hillary Crimes :: Tax Collections Record Levels :: Capitalism :: Death Threats :: Radio Regulation and Fairness :: Solving School Issues :: Opinion vs Information :: Homeschool Dad :: Police Duties :: Trump Mythology :: Corporations :: HOSTS — Ian, Chris R.” [Flash audio or MP3] (05/19/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-05-19

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52) Anarcho Agenda, episode 67
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Utah’s fight for medical marijuana continues, and Marxism is still alive and well, plus much more.” [various formats] (05/19/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-67-2018-05-18

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53) Bloggingheads.tv, 05/18/18
Source: Bloggingheads.tv

“Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Bret Weinstein (bretweinstein.net) … The Intellectual Dark Web and the MSM … How does one join the IDW? … Bret: Critics on left and right want the IDW to go away … Is the IDW right wing? … Why is socialism resurgent? … Why Bret considers himself to be on the left … Bret blows Bob’s mind with some grand evolutionary theorizing.” [Flash video] (05/18/18)

https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/52832

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54) Scott Adams Says, 05/19/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams teaches you how to spot cognitive dissonance in the media. With coffee and whiteboard.” [Flash video] [editor’s note: Added this one because it was of FAR more value to our audience than the one on Sunday – SAT] (05/19/18)

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

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55) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 195
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #195, I discuss new offensives in Afghanistan and Yemen. In Afghanistan, the Taliban have begun their Spring Offensive. The Taliban killed over 100 Afghan soldiers in a week and seized two district headquarters. In Yemen, Saudi backed forces started an offensive towards the Port of Hodeida. Humanitarian organizations have repeatedly warned that a battle for the port will lead to famine in Yemen. I also update Iran, North Korea, and Iraq.” [various formats] (05/18/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-195-new-offensives-in-yemen-afghanistan

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56) Felony Friday, episode 124
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Welcome back to Felony Friday! On today’s show Marc Clair joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt to discuss some felonies trending in the news! Here’s what we talked about: Sex-related charge dropped against Missouri governor … Ex-Senator who called for gun control gets 5 years in prison for weapons trafficking … Ex-Chipotle manager, accused of stealing $626, gets $8 million for wrongful termination … Illinois Police Warn K-9s May Have to Be ‘Put Down’ if Marijuana Is Legalized.” [various formats] (05/18/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/05/18/lawyers-guns-and-money/

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57) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 05/18/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Every bubble goes through different phases before it finally bursts. They all end in a euphoric crack-up boom. In less than a year, the U.S. government has been clocking in debt at an average of $52,000 per SECOND, which more than what the average American earns in an entire YEAR! Is the U.S. government bubble finally reaching the end?” [Flash video] (05/18/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/government-debt-explosion52000-per-secondis-the-end-near

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58) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1160
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Ron Unz — theoretical physicist, software developer, political candidate, and author — joins me to discuss themes from his ‘Our American Pravda’ article, which explores stories the media suddenly dropped, or never covered.” [various formats] (05/18/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1160-our-american-pravda-how-the-media-misleads/

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59) Editor’s Break, episode 85
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 085 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: what it will mean and how tolerable it will be when everyone’s wearing body cameras; the humility inherit in libertarian ideology; the prevalence of dueling in a free society; how best to deal with greedy or self-interested people; and more.” [various formats] (05/18/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/body-cameras-humility-dueling-greed-18m-editors-break-085

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60) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 240
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Diego Zuluaga joins us for a discussion on cryptocurrencies.” [various formats] (05/18/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/future-money-diego-zuluaga

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