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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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In the News:

1) Syria: Regime declares Damascus free of Islamic State forces for first time in nearly seven years
2) “Mayor Libby Schaaf Act” could imprison officials who warn potential ICE gang abductees
3) US DoJ will investigate “irregularities” in response to Trump learning FBI spied on his campaign
4) Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule
5) The kids are too clean! Landmark study finds germ-free environment in first year can CAUSE leukaemia
6) Asteroid is first known “permanent resident” from outside our solar system
7) IG report on Clinton case expected to hit FBI leaders for sitting on emails in 2016
8) TX: Abbott cancels shotgun giveaway after Santa Fe shooting
9) Iran: More than 800 sick from mushroom poisoning
10) KY: Amy Schumer, Susan Sarandon give cash to Kim Davis’ would-be opponent
11) NYC cops reportedly instructed to stop arresting people for smoking cannabis
12) Sweden: Regime distributes “be prepared for war” leaflet to all 4.8 million homes
13) China: Regime to end child limits
14) Italy: New ruling coalition proposes unknown academic to head radical government
15) US gas prices jump to $3 a gallon
16) India: Nipah virus claims nine lives in Kerala
17) Pompeo lays out terms for new Iran nuclear agreement
18) SCOTUS: Employers can ban class action lawsuits in arbitration
19) After tens of thousands of pre-orders, 3D audio headphones startup Ossic disappears
20) MT: Border Patrol thug harasses US citizens for speaking Spanish

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Candidates standing up for justice
22) I just visited Iran. Here’s what I heard about the US
23) NYPD union rep complains that he’s increasingly afraid to arrest people for no good reason
24) Forget price controls, treat health care like any other product
25) Why unhealthy food is cheap and plentiful
26) End Robert Mueller’s investigation
27) Are “progressives” thinking this “guaranteed job” proposal through?
28) Skripal case being pushed down memory hole with Libya & Aleppo
29) Celebrating the Cuban air crash
30) Requiring a license to braid hair isn’t just bad policy — it violates the 14th Amendment
31) Trump’s authoritarian [sic] grip tightens
32) In our age of state crimes
33) When you’re not just the product on Facebook, but the manager
34) As evidence piles up, media ignore “other” Trump-Russia scandal
35) In the wake of mass shootings, parents reconsider mass schooling
36) The balance of international payments is economic nonsense
37) EPA’s Scott Pruitt: Cleaner than critics claim
38) Three more reasons to be cautious about a national job guarantee
39) The steps beyond argument
40) The media’s misplaced sympathy for the Hamas lynch mob
41) Why no one washes a rental car
42) Sleeping in his car and working two jobs: Man goes all in on crypto
43) Pompeo’s Iran ultimatum makes war more likely
44) Real Russian collusion the Dems and MSM ignore
45) Quantum Vibe, 05/21/18
46) Does it matter whether assumptions in economics are arbitrary?
47) A spy in the house of Trump
48) America doesn’t need a Five Year Plan
49) Tariff walls and trade wars equal government planning
50) Repealing Article 8 would destroy the foundation of human rights

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Lions of Liberty, episode 348
52) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 05/21/18
53) Video: Houston police officer shouts “pretend like we’re going to shoot you” in traffic stop
54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 196
55) Scott Adams Says, 05/21/18
56) AnarchoChristian, episode 10
57) Free Talk Live, 05/20/18
58) The Bob Zadek Show, 05/20/18
59) The Anarchist Experience, episode 165
60) Freedom Feens Radio, 05/20/18

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

1) Syria: Regime declares Damascus free of Islamic State forces for first time in nearly seven years
Source: Haaretz [Israel]

“The Syrian army pushed Islamic State militants out of a south Damascus pocket on Monday and declared the Syrian capital and its surroundings ‘completely safe’ from militants for the first time in nearly seven years. Pro-Syrian government forces have been battling for weeks to recover al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp since driving rebels from eastern Ghouta in April. A state television presenter said the recovery of al-Hajar al-Aswad meant the area south of Damascus had been completely cleared of insurgents.” (05/21/18)

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/syria-declares-damascus-isis-free-for-first-time-in-seven-years-1.6100278

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2) “Mayor Libby Schaaf Act” could imprison officials who warn potential ICE gang abductees
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Immigration hard-liners’ anger toward Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for her warning about a federal sweep for undocumented migrants in Northern California led an Iowa congressman to propose criminal penalties Monday for officials who talk about such operations in advance. Republican Rep. Steve King introduced the ‘Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018,’ which would ban officials from ‘the purposeful broadcast … of information relating to any imminent action by a federal law enforcement officer or agent.’ Violations could result in up to five years in prison. King said his bill would make clear that disclosing an imminent enforcement would amount to obstruction of justice. ‘I want lawless, sanctuary city politicians to hear this message clearly: If you obstruct ICE, you are going to end up in the cooler,’ King said in a statement. In February, Schaaf said she had learned from ‘credible sources’ that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were planning a sweep for undocumented immigrants in the Bay Area. She said her goal in disclosing the operation was to give immigrant families information about their legal rights and resources.” (05/21/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Congressman-s-Mayor-Libby-Schaaf-Act-12932080.php

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3) US DoJ will investigate “irregularities” in response to Trump learning FBI spied on his campaign
Source: New York Daily News

“President Trump’s factually dubious theory that the FBI planted a ‘spy’ in his campaign is gaining traction among the top tiers of the Justice Department. After Trump sat down with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the White House Monday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the Justice Department will investigate ‘any irregularities’ in the tactics used by the FBI in the early days of its investigation into the Trump campaign. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who’s already looking into concerns the FBI improperly surveilled Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, will lead the investigation, according to Sanders.” (05/21/18)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/doj-avoids-standoff-trump-not-long-article-1.4001336

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4) Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule
Source: Reuters

“U.S. President Donald Trump signed into a law a congressional resolution overhauling a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that aimed to bar discrimination in auto lending, the White House said on Monday. The joint resolution, which was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives, is the latest attempt to chip away the watchdog agency’s oversight powers. The CFPB said the resolution also prevented the agency from enacting a ‘substantially similar’ rule unless it was specifically allowed to do so by lawmakers.” (05/21/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-house-autolending/trump-signs-congressional-resolution-overturning-auto-lending-rule-idUSKCN1IM25V

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5) The kids are too clean! Landmark study finds germ-free environment in first year can CAUSE leukaemia
Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

“Childhood leukaemia is preventable and likely caused by keeping babies too clean according to a landmark study. The breakthrough found infants not in contact with bacteria in their first year are left vulnerable to a devastating mutation when they catch their first cold or flu. That is the new ‘unifying theory’ for the cause of a major form of the biggest child cancer unveiled by the Institute of Cancer Research London today. Researchers summarising 30 years of research in to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) found 5% of children are born with a ‘pre-leukaemia’ genetic mutation. Only one in 100 of these will go on to develop the disease. Infants with the pre-leukaemia mutation are more at risk if not in contact with other children which share bacteria and brought up in environments that are too clean. This deprives these children of protective bacteria so that when they get their first common infection as a toddler it can trigger a second mutation which causes leukaemia.” (05/21/18)

https://www.mirror.co.uk/science/kids-clean-germ-free-environment-12573815

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6) Asteroid is first known “permanent resident” from outside our solar system
Source: USA Today

“Hey bub, you’re going the wrong way. The solar system’s first known ‘resident’ that came from interstellar space (an asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter) has been discovered, scientists announced Monday. ‘How the asteroid came to move in this way while sharing Jupiter’s orbit has until now been a mystery,’ said Fathi Namouni, lead author of the new study and a scientist at the University of Cote d’Azur in Nice, France. The planets and most other objects in our solar system travel around the sun in the same direction. This asteroid is different, moving in the opposite direction in ‘retrograde’ orbit. The asteroid has the inelegant name of 2015 BZ509, indicating the year of its discovery. Astronomers base their finding on extensive computer simulations that show the object has always orbited in reverse around the sun. ‘If 2015 BZ509 were a native of our system, it should have had the same original direction as all of the other planets and asteroids, inherited from the cloud of gas and dust that formed them,’ Namouni said.” (05/21/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/05/21/asteroid-first-permanent-resident-outside-solar-system/629520002

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7) IG report on Clinton case expected to hit FBI leaders for sitting on emails in 2016
Source: Fox News

“A highly anticipated report from the Justice Department’s internal watchdog reportedly is expected to hit FBI leaders for moving too slowly to review a batch of Hillary Clinton emails discovered toward the end of the 2016 presidential campaign. Offering a glimpse at the contents of the closely held inspector general review, The Associated Press cited people familiar with the findings in reporting Monday that the investigation would criticize the bureau for its handling of that incident. It’s just one piece of the comprehensive report that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has compiled looking into the FBI and DOJ’s conduct during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The handling of that late-campaign email discovery, though, has long been a key issue for officials on both sides of the aisle.” (05/21/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/21/ig-report-on-clinton-case-expected-to-hit-fbi-leaders-for-sitting-on-emails-in-2016.html

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8) TX: Abbott cancels shotgun giveaway after Santa Fe shooting
Source: Raw Story

“After 10 people were killed by a student firing a shotgun and a .38 revolver at Santa Fe High School last week, Gov. Greg Abbott’s re-election campaign has dropped a shotgun giveaway from his website. The contest, which a campaign official said was changed over the weekend, now features a $250 gift certificate redeemable anywhere as the prize. The original contest page on Abbott’s site displayed an image of the governor with a shotgun and a banner that read, ‘Win a Texas-Made Shotgun.’ … The contest page is now titled ‘Contest’ and contains a blurb at the bottom that reads, ‘Winner will receive a certificate of not more than $250.’ … Abbott, a Republican who’s running for a second term as governor, announced after Friday’s shooting that he will begin convening roundtable discussions this week with stakeholders to discuss gun safety at Texas schools.” (05/21/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/texas-gov-greg-abbott-cancels-shotgun-giveaway-santa-fe-shooting

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9) Iran: More than 800 sick from mushroom poisoning
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“More than 800 people have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in around 10 provinces in the west of Iran. At least 11 people have died from the effects of the fungi and hundreds more have been hospitalised. There is no effective treatment for this kind of poisoning, Iran’s Tasnim News Agency reports. At least two people have received liver transplants. The mushrooms concerned look similar to edible ones. People have been urged not to buy loose mushrooms and only purchase those packed and sealed in shops. According to BBC Persian, mushrooms can sometimes be seen for sale in the street in Iran, and local folk wisdom about which ones are safe to eat can be unreliable. The deadly fungi grow wild in mountainous regions of Iran’s west after spring showers, according to Tasnim.” (05/21/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44194078

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10) KY: Amy Schumer, Susan Sarandon give cash to Kim Davis’ would-be opponent
Source: USA Today

“Two Hollywood celebrities have put their money behind a Democratic candidate for county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who was denied a marriage license by incumbent Kim Davis because he and his partner are gay. Comedian and actress Amy Schumer has contributed $1,500 to David Ermold, who faces three challengers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, while actress Susan Sarandon has given him $800. Other notable contributors to his campaign are Matthew Barzun, former president Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden, and his wife, Brooke Barzun, who have given a combined $8,000. Matthew Barzun is a member of the board of directors for Gannett, which owns Courier Journal. Davis, who switched to the Republican Party, has no primary opposition and is not on the ballot. She was not in her office Monday and her lawyer, Matt Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and co-author of her book, Under God’s Authority: The Kim Davis Story, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.” [editor’s note: An elected official should not be ALLOWED to use personal beliefs to affect the duties of the job; until that is affirmed, there is no validity in any public office – SAT] (05/21/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/21/amy-schumer-susan-sarandon-donate-kentucky-kim-davis-opponent/631085002

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11) NYC cops reportedly instructed to stop arresting people for smoking cannabis
Source: Smell the Truth

“New York City cops have been told to end arrests due to smoking marijuana in public. A City Hall aide told CNN that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has directed the New York Police Department to stop arresting people for public marijuana consumption. Although recreational cannabis remains illegal in the city, the NYPD will now give out summons to appear in court instead of being placed under arrest. The mayor is also putting together a group of city officials tasked to begin the groundwork for full cannabis legalization. The task force will examine issues such as dispensary zoning and and public health campaigns.” [editor’s note: This is called “decriminalization” for those unfamiliar with the concept; arrests will seemingly now be like traffic tickets, until cannabis is made legal (even then, it might be treated like “public intoxication” as with alcohol, etc.) SAT] (05/21/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/05/21/nyc-cops-reportedly-instructed-to-stop-arresting-people-for-smoking-marijuana

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12) Sweden: Regime distributes “be prepared for war” leaflet to all 4.8 million homes
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to do in the event of a war. Om krisen eller kriget kommer (If crisis or war comes) explains how people can secure basic needs such as food, water and heat, what warning signals mean, where to find bomb shelters and how to contribute to Sweden’s ‘total defence.’ … The country has begun reversing military spending cuts and last year staged its biggest military exercises in nearly a quarter of a century, as well as voting to reintroduce conscription and unveiling joint plans with Denmark to counter Russian cyber-attacks and disinformation.” (05/21/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/21/sweden-distributes-be-prepared-for-war-cyber-terror-attack-leaflet-to-every-home

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13) China: Regime to end child limits
Source: The Hill

“China is planning to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have as early as this year, Bloomberg reported Monday. Driven by concerns that the nation’s controversial policy is contributing to an aging society and gender gap and tiring of international scrutiny over the limitation, China’s cabinet is reportedly commissioning research examining the environmental, social and other implications of changing the law.” (05/21/18)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/388595-china-to-end-limits-on-number-of-children-a-family-can-have

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14) Italy: New ruling coalition proposes unknown academic to head radical government
Source: Reuters

“If you have never heard of Italy’s possible new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, then you are in good company. Neither have the vast majority of Italians. A law professor at Florence University with no political experience, Conte has been plucked from obscurity by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League as a front-man to head their big-spending government. … 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio told reporters he had recommended to President Sergio Mattarella that Conte should lead the new coalition. The head of state is not obliged to accept the request and could yet seek another candidate.” (05/21/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-conte/italy-parties-propose-unknown-academic-to-head-radical-government-idUSKCN1IM1Y5

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15) US gas prices jump to $3 a gallon
Source: CBS News

“The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price has spiked 41 cents over the past three months. Lundberg says the increase is largely driven by higher crude oil costs and the phasing-in of summer-grade gasoline, which is used to prevent smog.” (05/21/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-gas-prices-jump-to-3-a-gallon/

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16) India: Nipah virus claims nine lives in Kerala
Source: Firstpost [India]

“Union minister JP Nadda on Sunday directed the Director of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to visit Kerala’s Kozhikode district to assist the state government in the wake of death of three people due to Nipah virus in Kerala. Times Now reported that the death toll has now risen to nine. … Nipah virus (NiV) infection in humans has a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection to acute respiratory syndrome and fatal encephalitis, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). … NiV is also capable of causing disease in pigs and other domestic animals. There is no vaccine for either humans or animals.” (05/21/18)

https://www.firstpost.com/india/nipah-virus-claims-9-lives-in-kerala-health-minister-jp-nadda-sends-central-team-to-assist-state-govt-4476711.html

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17) Pompeo lays out terms for new Iran nuclear agreement
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“The US secretary of state has outlined a series of steep demands to be included in a new nuclear treaty with Iran, including withdrawing all its forces from Syria, and threatened ‘the strongest sanctions in history’ if Tehran does not comply. Mike Pompeo’s comments came more than a week after the US withdrew [sic] from a multinational pact with Iran, in a move with major implications for the global oil trade and multibillion-dollar business deals.” [editor’s note: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is codified as UN Security Council Resolution 2231. The only way the US can “withdraw” from it is to withdraw from the United Nations. The US has therefore not withdrawn from the JCPOA, but it merely violating it. And why should Iran, the UN, or anyone else trust the US to suddenly start meeting its obligations NEXT time it gets what it wants? – TLK] (05/21/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/mike-pompeo-lays-iran-strategy-nuclear-deal-withdrawal-180521130956378.html

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18) SCOTUS: Employers can ban class action lawsuits in arbitration
Source: Politico

“The Supreme Court, dealing a potential blow to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, ruled that employers can require as a condition of employment that workers waive their rights to participate in class action lawsuits. In a 5-4 ruling on a trio of cases penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court’s Republican majority sided with businesses whose employment contracts include mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent class action lawsuits. Instead, workers who take to the courts against an employer must do so as individuals.” (05/21/18)

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/21/supreme-court-upholds-employers-right-to-require-arbitration-to-settle-workplace-disputes-600923

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19) After tens of thousands of pre-orders, 3D audio headphones startup Ossic disappears
Source: TechCrunch

“After taking tens of thousands of crowd-funding pre-orders for a high-end pair of ‘3D sound’ headphones, audio startup Ossic announced this weekend that it is shutting down the company and backers will not be receiving refunds. The company raised $2.7 million on Kickstarter and $3.2 million on Indiegogo for their Ossic X headphones which they pitched as a pair of high-end head-tracking headphones that would be perfect for listening to 3D audio, especially in a VR environment. While the company also raised a ‘substantial seed investment,’ in a letter on the Ossic website, the company blamed the slow adoption of virtual reality alongside their crowdfunding campaign stretch goals which bogged down their R&D team.” (05/20/18)

https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/20/after-tens-of-thousands-of-pre-orders-high-end-3d-headphones-startup-ossic-disappears/

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20) MT: Border Patrol thug harasses US citizens for speaking Spanish
Source: Washington Post

“A Montana woman said she plans to take legal action after a Border Patrol agent detained and questioned her and a friend — both U.S. citizens — when he overheard them speaking Spanish at a gas station. The incident occurred early Wednesday morning at a convenience store in Havre, Mont., a town in the northern part of the state, near the border with Canada. Ana Suda said she and her friend, Mimi Hernandez, were making a midnight run to the store to pick up eggs and milk. Both are Mexican American and speak fluent Spanish, and they had exchanged some words in Spanish while waiting in line to pay when a uniformed Border Patrol agent interrupted them, Suda said. … Suda said she felt uncomfortable and began recording the encounter with her cellphone after they had moved into the parking lot. In the video Suda recorded, she asks the agent why he is detaining them, and he says it is specifically because he heard them speaking Spanish.” (05/20/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/05/20/a-border-patrol-agent-detained-two-u-s-citizens-at-a-gas-station-after-hearing-them-speak-spanish/

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

21) Candidates standing up for justice
Source: Libertarian Party
by Nicholas Sarwark

“What would happen to your life if you were in jail, unable to get out for weeks, or longer? You’d eat through your savings, because you still have to pay your rent or mortgage and feed your family, whether you are in jail or not. If you can scrape up the money to pay the bail bondsman, you do. You’ll never see that money again; it is not refundable even if you are later found to be innocent. Once you are out of jail, your job may be gone, and your hope of finding another one while waiting for trial is slim. And it may take years to get that trial. Imagine how this would affect you and your family. Imagine how awful all of this would be, especially if you did absolutely nothing wrong…you were simply eating lunch and someone else did something bad in the parking lot. Excessive bail is unconstitutional because it ruins lives and is oppressive. We, as people wishing to live in a free society where people are treated reasonably and humanely, must not tolerate it.” (05/21/18)

https://www.lp.org/waco/

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22) I just visited Iran. Here’s what I heard about the US
Source: Reuters
by Peter Van Buren

“Iran is a dangerous place these days, at least in a car. Traffic in the cities here moves like Tetris, with drivers pushing their cars into any open space that will fit. Trips begin in chaos and play out in confusion. How it ends is always up to God’s will, everyone says. I went to Iran this month to attend a conference on the Palestinians, Jerusalem, and the greater Middle East sponsored by an Iran-based nongovernment organization. On the sidelines of the meeting, I met with students at Mashhad University, Ferdowsi University, and at a woman’s educational institute, as well as with visiting scholars from Tehran. Just before my trip the United States withdrew from the nuclear accord, and while I was in the northeastern city of Mashhad, officially moved the embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. These events were tracked in Iran as closely as World Cup scores, though absent celebration.” (05/21/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vanburen-iran-commentary/commentary-i-just-visited-iran-heres-what-i-heard-about-the-u-s-idUSKCN1IM1EG

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23) NYPD union rep complains that he’s increasingly afraid to arrest people for no good reason
Source: Reason
by Scott Shackford

“Even after the state decriminalized personal possession of marijuana to a citable offense, New York cops continued for years to arrest people for possession. The numbers have finally started to fall as the police started treating decriminalization seriously: The city’s total plunged from 50,000 arrests in 2011 to about 17,000 in 2017. Yet this reduction has not caused a crime wave. Frankly, this SBA cop should be grateful he doesn’t have to spend his time arresting this harmless gentleman and can focus on responding to criminal complaints that involve injury to others or their property. But then again, this is the same union Twitter account that recently had a public freakout at the very suggestion that the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution required police to get a warrant to legally search a person.” (05/21/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/05/21/nypd-union-rep-complains-that-theyre-inc

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24) Forget price controls, treat health care like any other product
Source: Cato Institute
by Charles Silver & David A Hyman

“To address the high price of health care, California is considering price controls. Assembly Bill 3087 would create a nine-member board to ‘set prices for everything from a physical exam to an allergy test to heart bypass surgery.’ The proposal enjoys the support of labor unions, but many health care providers are dead set against it. Unfortunately, this proposal mistakes the symptom — high prices — for the disease. Health care is not inherently expensive. It costs too much because we pay for it in the wrong way.” (05/21/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/forget-price-controls-treat-health-care-any-other-product

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25) Why unhealthy food is cheap and plentiful
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“The waiter in this airport bar walked by carrying huge plates of food, piled high with fries and burgers on puffy golden buns, then another with a gleaming plate of chicken wings covered with barbecue sauce and along with side dishes of more fries, then another with a massive pasta dish covered in white cheese, followed by another carrying a gigantic wedge of chocolate cake topped with ice cream and a caramel sauce. My goodness, this place is generous with portions! … I picked the catch of the day, which was Mahi Mahi, along with some asparagus and some slaw. Sounds great! The other plates were $15. Mine was $29. Ouch. … my plate looked nothing like the other plates of food around me. It had a very small piece of fish. There were six asparagus spears. The slaw was fine but limited. There was a small relish for the fish. And that was it. I ate it all in about six minutes. There goes thirty bucks down the drain. And I look around and see happy customers chowing down on glorious plates of food, dumping ketchup (sugar) over everything, delighting in the excess.” (05/21/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/why-unhealthy-food-cheap-and-plentiful

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26) End Robert Mueller’s investigation
Source: USA Today
by Michael B Mukasey

“It sounds harmless to suggest that the Mueller investigation be allowed more time to finish its work. But is it? Let’s review some history. Recall that the investigation was begun to learn whether the Trump campaign had gotten help unlawfully from Russia. Justice Department regulations permit appointment of a special counsel only if (i) there is reason to think that a federal crime has been committed, and (ii) investigating it would present a conflict of interest for the Justice Department or there is another overriding public reason to take the investigation outside DOJ. Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had worked on the Trump campaign, he recused himself from the matter, and so the deputy (Rod Rosenstein) took the decision to appoint a special counsel. The regulations require that such an appointment recite the facts justifying the conclusion that a federal crime was committed, and specify the crime. However, the initial appointment of Robert Mueller did neither, referring instead to a national security investigation that a special counsel has no authority to pursue.” (05/20/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/20/end-robert-mueller-investigation-michael-mukasey-editorials-debates/35157745

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27) Are “progressives” thinking this “guaranteed job” proposal through?
Source: KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L Knapp

“[T]he doctor giving Johnny Rico his physical exam in Starship Troopers [explains] that (in Heinlein’s universe), anyone can join the Federal Service, regardless of physical/mental ability, skill set, etc. Bernie Sanders envisions something like this. If you want a job, the government will give you one, period. Apart from the general evil of this idea (there’s no way for the government to give someone a paying job without stealing the money to pay for that person’s salary and benefits), it seems to me that some consequences naturally follow.” (05/21/18)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2018/05/are-progressives-thinking-this.html

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28) Skripal case being pushed down memory hole with Libya & Aleppo
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“On the fourth of March, in the sleepy British cathedral town of Salisbury, an ex-spy named Sergei Skripal was poisoned by an assassin with the most deadly nerve agent known to man. The Russian government was immediately blamed by a shocked and outraged world. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson assured the people of Great Britain that “There’s no doubt” that Moscow was responsible. In a large and sudden leap forward in cold war escalations, Russian diplomats were thrown out of countries all around the globe, including my own Australia, in a show of solidarity with the United Kingdom. It was the largest collective ejection of Russian diplomats in history. Two months after his earth-shattering assassination, as the world stared spellbound at the weekend’s immensely popular PR spectacle of a royal wedding, Sergei Skripal was quietly discharged from the hospital he’d been staying at. The BBC reports that he is walking and approaching complete recovery. Wait a second. Haven’t I seen this Python skit before?” (05/21/18)

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29) Celebrating the Cuban air crash
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“U.S. sanctions bureaucrats are undoubtedly uncorking the champagne bottles over the plane crash in Cuba last week that left 110 people dead. They are undoubtedly exclaiming how the crash is proving that the decades-old U.S. economic embargo against Cuba is starting to ‘bite,’ the term that U.S. officials are now using to celebrate the effects of U.S. sanctions against North Korea. After all, let’s not forget: that is the purpose of U.S. embargoes and sanctions — to kill innocent people in the hopes of achieving either regime change within a foreign country or a change of attitude within a foreign regime.” (05/21/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/05/21/celebrating-the-cuban-air-crash/

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30) Requiring a license to braid hair isn’t just bad policy — it violates the 14th Amendment
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Ilya Shapiro

“Enter Ndioba Niang and Tameka Stigers, both of whom are traditional African-style hair braiders attempting to support themselves by offering their services to willing customers. The Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, however, demands that they first pay thousands of dollars to receive completely irrelevant training that has virtually nothing to do with hair-braiding. Applying the usual government-can-do-whatever-it-wants-regarding-economic-regulations level of judicial scrutiny, both the federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld the licensing scheme. This approach is wrong: ethically, historically, and legally. There is a long and well-documented history recognizing the right to earn an honest living as being at the center of the Anglo-American legal tradition and indispensable to the maintenance of a free and open society.” (05/21/18)

https://fee.org/articles/requiring-a-license-to-braid-hair-isnt-just-bad-policy-it-violates-the-14th-amendment/

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31) Trump’s authoritarian [sic] grip tightens
Source: The American Prospect
by Adele M Stan

“On every issue where America has made progress over the course of the last decade, the Trump administration is rolling back those gains with alarming speed. While it’s tempting to think of this regression as a return to an earlier time (a dirtier, more racist, more sexist, less compassionate America) it’s far worse than that. This is what authoritarianism looks like in its nascent stages. And we’re letting it happen. In the course of the last two weeks, President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration made a series of announcements that the news media necessarily address individually: the separation of parents seeking asylum from their children in detention centers, the order to cut federal funding from reproductive health clinics that even dare to utter the word ‘abortion,’ the president’s demand that the Justice Department investigate the FBI for allegedly ‘infiltrating’ his presidential campaign for ostensibly political reasons.” [editor’s note; As long as “progressive” pundits continue to deny that this has been the normal course of Presidencies for at least the last 20 years (if not my entire lifetime and beyond), I shall continue to doctor their headlines – SAT] (05/21/18)

http://prospect.org/article/trumps-authoritarian-grip-tightens

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32) In our age of state crimes
Source: OpEdNews
by Lawrence Davidson

“There is a legal construct known as ‘state crime.’ As the title implies, these are crimes that are committed in the name of, and/or by the forces of, the national state. Given that such crimes can have behind them the force of national bureaucracies, they are, historically, the worst sort of crimes on record: genocide, organized campaigns of torture, war crimes and the like. Also, as the International State Crime Initiative notes, while there is little doubt that such behavior violates both international law and the national criminal law of most states, ‘state crime is under-acknowledged by popular and academic authors.’ Why is this the case? Three reasons suggest themselves …” (05/21/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/In-Our-Age-of-State-Crimes-by-Lawrence-Davidson-Crimes-Against-Humanity_Criminal-Cover-Up_International_Israel-180521-133.html

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33) When you’re not just the product on Facebook, but the manager
Source: The Atlantic
by Alexis C Madrigal

“Being an admin on a big group is like a job, so it’s not surprising that while some group admins are just heroically committed, others try to make money from their online efforts. Indeed, when [The Verge’s Cat] Ferguson asked Facebook about this addiction group, the company told the reporter that they know managing groups ‘can require a huge time commitment,’ and that they ‘believe in sustainable business models to create positive impact in the world.’ … Facebook’s push into groups is another form of the weirding of labor that’s become a hallmark of the technology industry. For decades, if a company needed something done, they hired people, paid them hourly or a salary, and sent them a W-2. Platforms made it easier to organize labor from a larger, more casual workforce, and ‘Uber for everything’ soon meant that all kinds of people were doing some work for a tech company, but paid by the trip or the scooter collected or the food delivered.” (05/21/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/when-youre-not-just-the-product-on-facebook-but-the-manager/560864/

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34) As evidence piles up, media ignore “other” Trump-Russia scandal
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“There have been two major ongoing investigations involving President Trump. One is looking into whether Trump colluded with Russia. It’s borne no fruit. The other involves abuse of power at the highest levels of government to hurt Trump and is producing damning evidence by the bushel. Guess which one the press is ignoring? National Review writer John Fund relates an interesting story. He was waiting to go on the air and struck up a conversation with another prominent reporter in the network’s green room. Why, he asked, aren’t reporters actively investigating the suspicious activities at the Justice Department and the FBI regarding the Trump/Russia and Hillary/email investigations? Fund says the reporter ‘bluntly told me “There’s only room for one narrative on all this. And it’s all about Trump.”‘ You might think that reporters are chasing facts wherever they might lead, and ‘speaking truth to power,’ especially when that power involves the CIA, FBI and Justice Department. Instead, it’s all about the ‘narrative.’” (05/21/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/trump-russia-fbi-politics-investigation-mueller

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35) In the wake of mass shootings, parents reconsider mass schooling
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Kerry McDonald

“In the wake of recent tragic school shootings, anxious parents are contemplating homeschooling to protect their children. After February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Miami Herald reported that more parents were considering the homeschooling option. And after Friday’s disturbing school shooting in Sante Fe, Texas, a local ABC news affiliate in Alabama reported the increasing appeal of homeschooling.” (05/21/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/in-the-wake-of-mass-shootings-parents-reconsider-mass-schooling

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36) The balance of international payments is economic nonsense
Source: Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs

“Let us define the set of all human beings whose height is greater than 170 cm and less than 180 cm. Call this set A. Now let us collect data on all the dealings between members of set A and members of set B, which consists of all human beings whose height is less than or greater than those in set A. What economic significance can we ascribe to the aggregate of monetary flows between members of set A and members of set B? Correct answer: none. This aggregation of persons who trade with persons in the complementary set has no economic meaning; the sets are arbitrary so far as economic understanding is concerned. People — individuals, firms and other organizations, and governments — trade in order to improve their economic condition. Whether they trade with shorter or taller people or with people within a certain height range or outside this range has nothing to do with economics or human well-being. To draw up a balance of inter-set payments for set A and set B, or any given subset of B would serve no purpose. It would be a nonsensical exercise.” (05/20/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/05/20/the-balance-of-international-payments-is-economic-nonsense/

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37) EPA’s Scott Pruitt: Cleaner than critics claim
Source: Town Hall
by Deroy Murdock

“EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been hounded lately by allegations of rich spending and poor judgment. While he could have detonated himself during recent congressional-oversight hearings, the former Oklahoma prosecutor seems to have survived those tests. Nonetheless, EPA’s inspector general, the Government Accountability Office, and various congressional panels continue to probe Pruitt’s official conduct. While Pruitt has plenty for which to answer, on at least three key counts, he seems to be cleaner than his critics claim. Pruitt’s foes have attacked him for allocating too much on bodyguards. Senator Tom Udall (D – New Mexico) slammed Pruitt for ‘taking 30 EPA enforcement officers away from investigating polluters to serve as his round-the-clock personal security detail.’ The Associate Press counts 20, not 30, in Pruitt’s full-time protective detail. Its cost, AP reports, ‘approached $3 million when pay is added in travel expenses.’ But an August 16 EPA report suggests that Pruitt’s personal-defense outlays are fueled by genuine safety concerns rather than self-aggrandizement. This document cites 14 threats against Pruitt and his family in Fiscal Year 2017.” (05/21/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/deroymurdock/2018/05/21/epas-scott-pruitt-cleaner-than-critics-claim-n2482629

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38) Three more reasons to be cautious about a national job guarantee
Source: Niskanen Center
by Ed Dolan

“The idea of a national job guarantee (JG) is about to go mainstream. The concept is far from new, but for the first time in decades, it is being endorsed by politicians with national stature. Sen. Bernie Sanders has promised to submit a legislative proposal. Other Democratic presidential hopefuls are showing interest. Academics, including Levy Economic Institute’s L. Randall Wray and Pavlina Tcherneva, have provided detailed blueprints for a national JG program. No one denies that it would be nice if everyone who wanted to work could find a job, but before we start to beat the drum for a full-bore national job guarantee, we need a reality check.” (05/21/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/three-more-reasons-to-be-cautious-about-a-national-job-guarantee/

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39) The steps beyond argument
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Rob Port’s job is to have an opinion. Opinions breed counter-opinions. Unfortunately, they sometimes conjure up concerted campaigns to pressure opinion-makers to shut up. So, no surprise that his reporting — on his radio talk show and in print — on the doings and not-doings of North Dakota’s junior U.S. Senator, Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, has riled up nasty ‘feedback.’” (05/21/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/05/21/the-steps-beyond-argument/

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40) The media’s misplaced sympathy for the Hamas lynch mob
Source: Fox News Forum
by Alan Dershowitz

“As evidence mounts that Hamas intended to murder Israeli children, women and men after breaching the border fence to Israel, Hamas apologists must ask themselves why they are on the wrong side of morality. The recent border attack and attempted invasion of Israel by Hamas was anything but a peaceful protest. It was a lynch mob targeting Israeli day care centers, schools, and homes. The goal of the lynchers, according to Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas political leader, was to ‘take down the border’ and ‘tear their hearts from their bodies.’ According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, ‘Hamas posted maps for their operatives showing the quickest routes from the border to Israeli homes, schools and day care centers near the border.’” (05/21/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/21/alan-dershowitz-medias-misplaced-sympathy-for-hamas-lynch-mob.html

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41) Why no one washes a rental car
Source: PanAm Post
by Jose Azel

“‘In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car.’ That saying, attributed to the economist Lawrence Summers, former President of Harvard, is a delightful metaphor for the relevancy of a culture of private property ownership in human affairs. A renter has little incentive to wash a car that he or she does not own, is returning to the rental agency, and will never drive again. On the other hand, a car owner has a much greater incentive to take good care of his car. Owners care about and plan for the future.” (05/20/18)

https://panampost.com/jose-azel/2018/05/20/why-no-one-washes-a-rental-car/

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42) Sleeping in his car and working two jobs: Man goes all in on crypto
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Kai Sedgwick

“Last year, as bitcoin mania escalated, stories began to surface of men mortgaging their homes and going all in on crypto. But it’s not just homeowners that have given up everything in the pursuit of crypto glory: one man has forsaken his apartment in favor of living out of his car. It’s a life choice that even the most ardent of bitcoin maximalists would deem excessive, but then crypto has a tendency to attract extremists possessed with a fervent zeal.” (05/21/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/sleeping-in-his-car-and-working-two-jobs-man-goes-all-in-on-crypto/

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43) Pompeo’s Iran ultimatum makes war more likely
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“Except for the demand to release U.S. citizens, every one of the things Pompeo calls for is a non-starter with Iran. To agree to most or all of them would be for all intents and purposes to surrender its foreign policy decision-making to Washington and U.S. clients and to abandon all of the governments and groups that have relied on its support until now. Imagine how a similar list of demands from a hostile state would be greeted in Washington and you get some idea of how ridiculous and offensive Pompeo’s speech will seem to Iran’s government and most Iranians. Perhaps the most insulting part of Pompeo’s speech was the pretense that the administration is concerned to help the Iranian people. If that were true, the U.S. wouldn’t be piling on punishing sanctions and making unreasonable demands for Iranian surrender. The main effect of the administration’s Iran policy will be to stoke Iranian nationalism, strengthen Iran’s hard-liners, and make Tehran even more intransigent on all of the issues that Pompeo cited as problems.” (05/21/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/pompeos-iran-ultimatum-makes-war-more-likely/

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44) Real Russian collusion the Dems and MSM ignore
Source: Heartland Institute
by Paul Driessen

“Robert Mueller’s politicized investigation into allegations that President Trump or the Trump campaign or some Trump associate somehow colluded with Russians continues unproven but unabated. Many think partisan politics ensure it will not be concluded or terminated before the fall 2018 elections. Federal District Court Judge T. S. Ellis may have rebuked Mueller for attempting to wield ‘unfettered power’ and actually being motivated primarily by a desire to hurt the President. But Mr. Mueller seems determined to find collusion somewhere — except where it seems blatantly obvious: in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s dealings with Putin oligarchs and the Clinton Family Foundation, her presidential campaign’s ties to Russia in funding and utilizing the Steele-Fusion GPS dossier that launched the Mueller probe, a host of top Obama Administration and Democratic National Committee officials who connived to spy on and disrupt the Trump campaign and transition, and multiple other activities. Moreover, Putin cronies and agents have long colluded with Obama- and Clinton-allied organizations in yet another area to impact election outcomes and drive important public policies.” (05/21/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/05/real-russian-collusion-the-dems-and-msm-ignore/

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45) Quantum Vibe, 05/21/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (05/21/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1797

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46) Does it matter whether assumptions in economics are arbitrary?
Source: Cobden Centre
by Dr. Frank Shostak

“Various assumptions employed by mainstream economists appear to be of an arbitrary nature. The assumptions seem to be detached from the real world. … The employment of assumptions that are detached from the facts of reality originates from the writings of Milton Friedman. According to Friedman, since it is not possible to establish ‘how things really work,’ then it does not really matter what the underlying assumptions of a model are. In fact anything goes, as long as the model can yield good predictions.” (05/21/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/05/does-it-matter-whether-assumptions-in-economics-are-arbitrary/

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47) A spy in the house of Trump
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“The Russia-gate hoax has many actors, all playing their appointed roles as provocateurs, cutouts, and informants, but this was originally a British production, with Halper and Steele at the center of it. The Obama leftovers in the FBI, the Justice Department, and the CIA colluded with the British to frame the incoming President as a Russian agent: that’s the ‘insurance policy’ FBI agent Strzok was texting his paramour about. It’s the ultimate irony: an investigation into ‘collusion’ between Trump and the Russians has revealed, after a year, that his accusers were merely projecting their own sins onto the President.” (05/20/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/05/20/a-spy-in-the-house-of-trump/

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48) America doesn’t need a Five Year Plan
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Jeffrey Harding

“Imagine my shock when I saw Steve Rattner on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS Sunday morning program claim that China’s form of ‘state capitalism’ (rife with 5-year plans) was outperforming our comparatively ‘hands-off’ form of capitalism. He bemoaned our lack of a government economic plan. … His thesis is that the US is stagnating and China is surging economically and the reason is that they have a government-directed economic policy (‘national strategy’) and we don’t. … What Rattner fails to understand is that China is growing despite government meddling in the economy. It is an emerging economy with pent-up energy being released through their private sector.” (05/21/18)

https://mises.org/wire/america-doesn%E2%80%99t-need-5-year-plan

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49) Tariff walls and trade wars equal government planning
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“Trade wars are dangerous and harmful policies for governments to pursue. They hurt consumers due to higher prices and few alternatives; they reduce competitive opportunities for producers by restricting markets; and they narrow the benefits that come from a market-based system of division of labor in which each participant tends to devote his or her efforts to supplying the goods or services in which they may have the greatest comparative advantage for the best economic gain to themselves and for those with whom they trade. But besides this, protectionist policies also introduce degrees and forms of government economic planning.” (05/21/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/tariff-walls-and-trade-wars-equal-government-planning/

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50) Repealing Article 8 would destroy the foundation of human rights
Source: Acton Institute
by Bruce Arnold

“On May 25, Irish citizens will each have the personal responsibility of deciding a question in our fundamental law concerning the natural right to life of other human beings. We have been invited by the Oireachtas (the Irish legislature — R&LT) to withdraw the present acknowledgement of the right to life of the unborn in Article 40.3.3, to rescind our guarantee to respect, defend, and vindicate that right, and to create an implied right to elective abortion, which the Oireachtas may eventually regulate to some unspecified extent. This should give any rational person pause for thought.” (05/21/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/05/21/repealing-article-8-would-destroy-foundation-human-rights

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51) Lions of Liberty, episode 348
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, three leading candidates for the Chairmanship of the Libertarian National Committee share their vision for the Party and make the case for why they should be chairman, as Marc is joined by Nicholas Sarwark, Joshua Smith and Alicia Dearn! Enjoy this lively conversation about the direction of the Libertarian Party!” [various formats] (05/21/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/05/21/the-lnc-chair-debate/

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52) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 05/21/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Do we have actual elections in the US, or does the CIA and deep state do the deciding? The news that longtime CIA operative Stefan Halper infiltrated the Trump campaign at the behest of the FBI should be the biggest news in the country. To the extent that the media is covering it, they are furious that the CIA infiltrator was exposed in the media. Do we even care anymore that we are manipulated by the secret government?” [Flash video] (05/21/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/deep-state-coup-exposed-cia-infiltrated-trump-campaign

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53) Video: Houston police officer shouts “pretend like we’re going to shoot you” in traffic stop
Source: Truth in Media

“An investigation into the activities of the Houston Police Department is reportedly underway following the release of a video that revealed an officer ordering a woman to put her hands up ‘like we’re going to shoot you’ during a traffic stop involving three additional individuals. In the video, a police officer officer using a loudspeaker can be heard shouting ‘Hands up! Put your hands up! Over your head! Pretend like we’re going to shoot you!’ at a woman during the encounter. … An officer can be seen in the video seizing a crutch from one of the vehicle occupants and tossing it onto the ground.” [Flash video] (05/21/18)

http://truthinmedia.com/video-houston-police-officer-shouts-pretend-like-were-going-to-shoot-you-in-traffic-stop/

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54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 196
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #196, I discuss a young Palestinian in Gaza setting himself on fire and the confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA Director. The Israeli government, with the help of the US government, has created one of the worst situations in the world for the people who live in Gaza. The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel, who has an extensive involvement with the torture program. I also update Syria, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia.” [various formats] (05/21/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-196-gaza-suffers-haspel-confirmed

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55) Scott Adams Says, 05/21/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about cancelling the North Korea summit and The Collusion Sequel with Brennan. With coffee.” [Flash video] (05/21/18)

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

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56) AnarchoChristian, episode 10
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“In this episode, we will look at something C.S. Lewis called the most Oppressive of Tyranies, and consider what it looks like today.” [various formats] (05/20/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/c-s-lewis-the-most-opressive-of-tyrannies-ac010/

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57) Free Talk Live, 05/20/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Starbucks’s new rules :: Wealth, hard work or luck? :: Election financing :: 25 year old goes back to high school :: Venezuelan Election :: Voting :: Economic living :: HOSTS — Mark and Darryl.” [Flash audio or MP3] (05/20/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-05-20

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58) The Bob Zadek Show, 05/20/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“Dr. Michael Edelstein returns to the show with Bob’s producer, Charlie Deist, to discuss cognitive liberty — freeing ones’ self from the mental traps that act as obstacles to a life of joy.” [various formats] (05/21/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/5/21/achieving-cognitive-liberty-in-our-lifetime

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59) The Anarchist Experience, episode 165
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“We discuss the similarity in mindsets between religious people and Statists, and the crossover of anarchists and atheists, and these HEADLINES: — Innocent Couple Raided by Cops for Facebook Post of LEGAL Morel Mushrooms — Floating island is planned with government, cryptocurrency and houses — This Guy Didn’t Wait for the Govt. to Restore Power in Puerto Rico.” [various formats] (05/20/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/the-anarchist-experience-165/

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60) Freedom Feens Radio, 05/20/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Dianna Keiler and Jeremy Hamburglar have a good time. It was a little rough but it was our third take (we were laughing too hard). We talked about what she’s been up to, why time seems to move faster as you age, guns and the importance of proper training while you’re young, dogs dying on planes, and the importance of sleep.” [various formats] (05/20/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15857

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