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In the News:

1) Slovenia: Anti-immigration party wins elections
2) MI: Libertarian US Senate candidate violently abducted by police for protesting police violence
3) Report: North Korea’s top three military officials replaced
4) Iran: Regime urges countries to stand up to Trump’s bullying on nuclear deal
5) CO: FBI agent negligently shoots bar patron while dancing
6) Catalonia: Torra sworn in as president, pledges renewed secession efforts
7) NY: Cynthia Nixon campaign email misspells Ithaca
8) Spain: Sanchez sworn in as prime minister
9) OR: Cannabis prices plummet due to massive oversupply
10) ID: Teacher accused of feeding “live puppy” to turtle faces charge
11) Kudlow: Canada’s Trudeau “overreacting” to trade dispute
12) Study: Thousands of women could forgo chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer
13) VT: State to pay up to $10k to new residents who work remotely
14) G-7 finance chiefs condemn Trump tariffs
15) Giuliani threatens legal battle with Mueller over subpoena
16) Gaza: Protests resume after funeral for paramedic murdered by Israeli troops
17) “Customs and Border Protection” gangsters steal Ohio family’s life savings
18) China: Regime warns US trade deals off if tariffs go ahead
19) GA: Cop fired after caught on camera attempting to murder fleeing suspect
20) CA: Regime bans state-funded travel to Oklahoma

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Cornered animals
22) “Progressives” against (economic) progress
23) Writing The Lando Calrissian Adventures
24) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 8, part 4
25) Trump flirts with pardons and prison reform
26) Dear liberals: Donald Trump is not the apocalypse
27) Job creation in North Korea and America
28) How an anti-Semitic American law created the state of Israel and a whole lot of trouble
29) Reject the ritual human sacrifice that is war
30) New charter school plan should alarm the nation
31) Mencken’s plan, Read’s rule
32) Solo entertains with grounded individualism
33) Trump just may be what international trade needs
34) Why “precedent” is a bad measure of a law’s worth
35) “Free” college comes at a price
36) Italy’s right to make the wrong choice
37) Trump is alienating Europe, and this is a good thing
38) Mutually nonconsensual sex
39) Some inconvenient truths about recycling
40) With more Gaza protests planned, don’t believe the mainstream media’s lies
41) The “If you own something, that implies that you can sell it; if you sell something, that implies you must own it first” fallacies
42) Forget the Russophobia/Russophilia: There is only one system
43) The relevance of Hayek’s triangle today
44) Whatever you think of the Trump-Russia investigation, whistlebolower Reality Winner deserves your support
45) Integrating schools more into the police state?
46) Car-sharing app shows why peer-to-peer is unstoppable
47) Are Orthodox Christians naturally statists
48) Quantum Vibe, 06/01/18
49) Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is roiling the assassination waters
50) Political parties should say what they mean. The Libertarian Party does.

The Sound and the Fury:

51) AnarchoChristian, episode 11
52) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 108
53) Car accident and the broken window fallacy
54) Free Talk Live, 06/02/18
55) Johnny Rocket Launch Pad, episode 148
56) Scott Adams Says, 06/02/18
57) Freedom Feens Radio, 06/02/18
58) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 242
59) Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan, 06/01/18
60) Felony Friday, episode 126
61) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 201
62) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/01/18
63) Cato Daily Podcast, 06/01/18
64) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1170
65) In The Tank Podcast, episode 142

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

1) Slovenia: Anti-immigration party wins elections
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“The anti-immigrant SDS party of veteran right-wing leader Janez Jansa won Slovenia’s parliamentary election, but now faces a difficult task in courting a coalition partner to govern. The centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party secured 25 percent of the vote, the State Election Commission said late on Sunday. The anti-establishment LMS party of comedian-turned-politician Marjan Sarec had 12 percent, followed by the centre-left Social Democrats with 10 percent, and the SMC party of outgoing Prime Minister Miro Cerar at 9 percent. The results mean a coalition government will have to be formed because no party achieved a majority.” (06/03/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/exit-poll-anti-immigrant-sds-party-leads-slovenia-election-180603172212003.html

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2) MI: Libertarian US Senate candidate violently abducted by police for protesting police violence
Source: WXYZ 7

“A man was arrested during the first annual ‘Run with the Police,’ an event celebrating the Royal Oak Police Department’s 100th year. A protest interrupted the event over two fatal shootings; 20-year-old Cody Reynolds was fatally shot in May, and 28-year-old Antonino Gordon was shot and killed in April by Royal Oak Police. Brian Ellison, son of state representative Jim Ellison, and a [Libertarian] candidate for U.S. senator himself, walked onto the 5K race course with a GoPro, bullhorn and a message. … Royal Oak police say everyone has a right to a peaceful protest but they believe Ellison came to the event specifically to disrupt it. Police say he violated two city ordinances and they issued him two misdemeanors.” (06/02/18)

https://www.wxyz.com/news/man-arrested-for-protesting-police-violence-during-royal-oak-police-charity-event

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3) Report: North Korea’s top three military officials replaced
Source: Reuters

“North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepare to meet on June 12 in Singapore. The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was commenting on a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that all three of the North’s top military officials were believed to have been replaced. Trump on Friday revived the summit after canceling it a week earlier. The United States is seeking a negotiated end to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. U.S. officials believe there was some dissension in the military about Kim’s approaches to South Korea and the United States.” (06/03/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-military/north-koreas-top-three-military-officials-replaced-u-s-official-says-idUSKCN1IZ0XY

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4) Iran: Regime urges countries to stand up to Trump’s bullying on nuclear deal
Source: The Hill

“Iran’s top diplomat is pressing other countries to stand up to President Trump’s bullying and save the nuclear deal signed under former President Obama. Reuters reports that Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted in a letter to his counterparts as saying the international community should stand up to Trump in the wake of his decision to pull the U.S. from the multination accord. Zarif reportedly said Washington’s ‘illegal withdraw’ from the accords and ‘bullying methods to bring other governments in line’ have delegitimized the international rule of law.” (06/03/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/international/390490-iran-urges-countries-to-stand-up-to-trumps-bullying-on-nuke-deal

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5) CO: FBI agent negligently shoots bar patron while dancing
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

“An off-duty FBI agent dancing at a Denver nightclub accidentally [sic] discharged a firearm, wounding another patron in the leg, police said Saturday. The victim, an adult male, was taken to a local hospital in good condition, said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson. Police refused to identify the hospital. Jackson said the agent, whose identity wasn’t released, was dancing at the downtown club around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when the firearm fell from the agent’s waistband holster onto the floor. It discharged when the agent picked it up.” [editor’s note: When an adult trained in the use of a weapon and knowing that it is on his body, shoots someone with it, it’s not “accidental.” It’s either “intentional” or “negligent” (or both) – TLK] (06/02/18)

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/zz/20180602/NEWS/180609797

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6) Catalonia: Torra sworn in as president, pledges renewed secession efforts
Source: Los Angeles Times

“After eight months of political deadlock, Catalonia’s new regional government assumed power Saturday and promised to push for secession, prolonging the divisive independence conflict that led Spain’s prime minister to fire the Catalan parliament and assert control in October. At a swearing-in ceremony in Barcelona — the seat of the regional government — Catalonia’s new president, Quim Torra, called an Oct. 1 secession referendum a ‘mandate’ to push for independence for the prosperous northern region and continue the work of the previous Catalan government. … Saturday’s swearing-in ceremony marks the end to eight months of uncertainty over the governance of Catalonia. Spain’s central government had ruled Catalonia since Oct. 27, when then-Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy fired the regional parliament in response to its unilateral declaration of independence.” (06/03/18)

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-spain-catalonia-government-20180602-story.html

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7) NY: Cynthia Nixon campaign email misspells Ithaca
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The gubernatorial campaign of actress and activist Cynthia Nixon learned a hard lesson about New York state geography when it misspelled the name of the city of Ithaca in an email to supporters. The Democrat’s campaign repeatedly spelled the city ‘Ithica’ in Friday’s email, which invited voters to an event with Nixon on Sunday in the upstate city. Nixon is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in this year’s Democratic primary. A Cuomo campaign aide ridiculed the mistake, tweeting that while Nixon’s ‘Sex and the City’ character may have never left Manhattan, someone auditioning for governor should be able to hire better writers.” (06/03/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Oopstate-Cynthia-Nixon-campaign-email-misspells-12960854.php

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8) Spain: Sanchez sworn in as prime minister
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Spanish Socialist Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister by King Felipe after the ousting of conservative Mariano Rajoy. Mr Sanchez, who is an atheist, took the oath to protect the constitution without a bible or crucifix — a first in Spain’s modern history. He plans to see out the remaining two years of the parliamentary term. The Socialist leader won the support of six other parties to remove Mr Rajoy over a massive corruption scandal.” (06/02/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44340879

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9) OR: Cannabis prices plummet due to massive oversupply
Source: Smell the Truth

“Oregon’s marijuana consumers are currently enjoying historically low prices, but the future of the state’s small businesses have become uncertain. The state’s marijuana prices have fallen dramatically as the legal market has produced a considerable surplus of products, reports CBS News. A study by the state’s Office of Economic Analysis found that the average price of a gram fell by more than 50 percent in the past year, from $14 in 2015 to $7 in 2017. Oregon currently carries nearly 1 million pounds of marijuana to serve over 4 million people. Data from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission found that retailers sold only 108,330 pounds of recreational marijuana last year, leaving 891,670 pounds of surplus pot. Oregon’s U.S. Attorney Billy Williams voiced his frustration over the matter.” [editor’s note: Frustration? over a goldmine for city and state alike, whose price dropping is likely to cause more purchases, and as more state legalize …? Clearly knows not even basic economics – SAT] (06/01/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/06/01/oregon-marijuana-prices-plummet-due-to-massive-oversupply

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10) ID: Teacher accused of feeding “live puppy” to turtle faces charge
Source: Fox News

“An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several middle school students was charged Friday with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted. The school is in rural Preston, where the 2004 teen cult classic film ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ was set. The turtle was ‘humanely euthanized’ after being seized, EastIdahoNews.com reported Friday. The reptiles are considered invasive species in Idaho. The story made headlines around the world, and many demanded that Crosland be charged, the news outlet reported. Crosland allegedly fed the puppy to the turtle in front of three boys after school hours on March 7. The mother of two of them told a local newspaper at the time that the story had been blown out of proportion, EastIdahoNews.com reported. ‘If anyone has a right to be upset, it is me,’ Farahlyn Hansen said, according to the news outlet. ‘I am not upset. I felt like it was the more humane thing for Robert to do than to just leave it (the puppy) to die. … The puppy was dying.’” (06/03/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/03/idaho-teacher-accused-feeding-live-puppy-to-turtle-faces-charge.html

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11) Kudlow: Canada’s Trudeau “overreacting” to trade dispute
Source: Raw Story

“Trade frictions between the United States and Canada are a ‘family quarrel,’ President Donald Trump’s economic adviser said on Sunday, brushing aside concerns expressed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as an overreaction. The Trump administration said on Thursday it was moving ahead with tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, ending a two-month exemption and potentially setting the stage for a trade war with some of America’s top allies. Trudeau responded on Thursday by calling the tariffs an affront to the longstanding security partnership between Canada and the United States, and Canada announced retaliatory steps. Trudeau, in an interview aired on Sunday by NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ said it was ‘insulting’ to hear the U.S. claim that Canadian steel and aluminum posed a national security threat. ‘I think he’s overreacting,’ White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said of Trudeau on the ‘Fox News Sunday’ program.” (06/03/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/trump-aide-ays-canadas-trudeau-overreacting-trade-dispute

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12) Study: Thousands of women could forgo chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer
Source: USA Today

“Thousands of women could skip painful and detrimental chemotherapy in treating early-stage breast cancer, according to a groundbreaking study. The decade-long study, discussed Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago, is hailed as the largest breast cancer treatment trial ever conducted. It showed most patients with an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can avoid chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease. That could affect up to 70,000 women a year in the USA and thousands more around the world, the study said. ‘The impact is tremendous,’ said the study’s leader, Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Most women in this situation don’t need treatment beyond surgery and hormone therapy, and ‘the rest of them are receiving chemotherapy unnecessarily.’ Jennifer Litton, an associate professor and oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said the results will help patients and their doctors make more informed decisions.” (06/03/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/06/03/cancer-study-chicago-breast-cancer-chemo/667419002

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13) VT: State to pay up to $10k to new residents who work remotely
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Vermont is willing to pay new residents who work remotely for an out-of-state employer in hopes of increasing its population and workforce. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed into law a bill that will pay those new residents up to $10,000 over a period of two years in an effort to attract younger people to the state. ‘Vermont isn’t just a place to ski and try craft beers, it’s an ideal state for raising a family and growing a business,’ Department of Tourism and Marketing commissioner Wendy Knight said Friday. The Remote Worker Grant Program would cover relocation expenses and other costs. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. Scott signed the bill Wednesday.” (06/03/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Want-to-move-to-Vermont-You-might-qualify-for-up-12960100.php

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14) G-7 finance chiefs condemn Trump tariffs
Source: Bloomberg

“Group of Seven finance chiefs issued a rare rebuke of a member nation, claiming U.S. trade actions could undermine global economic confidence and threaten the effectiveness of the Western alliance. The statement singled out the Americans, the largest and most important member of the G-7, saying ‘decisive action’ is needed at a leaders summit next week in Quebec. The ministers requested that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ‘communicate their unanimous concern and disappointment.’” (06/02/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-02/g-7-finance-chiefs-condemn-trump-tariffs-as-u-s-allies-rebel

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15) Giuliani threatens legal battle with Mueller over subpoena
Source: ABC News

“The president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani threatened a legal battle with special counsel Robert Mueller if he attempts to subpoena Donald Trump. ‘If Mueller tries to subpoena us, we’re going to court,’ Giuliani told ABC News. His latest comments come on the heels of the publication of a 20-page confidential letter sent by Trump’s lawyers to Mueller arguing that the president cannot legally obstruct justice in the Russia investigation due to his position as ‘chief law enforcement officer.’ ‘It remains our position that the President’s actions here, by virtue of his position as the chief law enforcement officer, could neither constitutionally nor legally constitute obstruction because that would amount to him obstructing himself, and that he could if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired,’ reads the letter dated Jan. 29, which was first obtained and reported by The New York Times.” [editor’s note: Strong contender for “dumbest thing I’ve read this week” – TLK] (06/02/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/giuliani-threatens-legal-battle-mueller-subpoena/story?id=55610183

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16) Gaza: Protests resume after funeral for paramedic murdered by Israeli troops
Source: Chicago Tribune

“Thousands of Palestinians, including hundreds of medical workers in white uniforms, took part Saturday in the funeral procession of a colleague who was shot dead by Israeli troops the previous day along the Israel-Gaza border. Razan Najjar, a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic, was shot as she tried to help evacuate wounded near Israel’s perimeter fence with Gaza. She was the second woman among more than 115 Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli army fire since Gaza border protests began in late March. U.N. officials condemned the killing of Najjar, saying that witness reports indicated she wore clothing that clearly identified her as a health worker.” (06/03/18)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-palestinian-medic-killed-20180602-story.html

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17) “Customs and Border Protection” gangsters steal Ohio family’s life savings
Source: CNN

“Members of an immigrant family in Ohio say US Customs and Border Protection seized $58,100 of their life savings. Now they want it back. Rustem Kazazi, 64, was headed to his native Albania to visit relatives in October, according to a federal lawsuit that he, his wife, Lejla, and son, Erald, filed this week in Ohio against the agency and others. The suit alleges Customs and Border Protection used civil forfeiture laws to take the money without arresting or charging anyone with a crime. Kazazi had planned to spend six months in Albania and buy a vacation home for retirement on the Adriatic coast, according to court documents. He also wanted to help members of his extended family, who are struggling, the court documents said. … Customs agents ‘interrogated [Rustem Kazaki] without a translator, and then seized his family’s life savings without charging anyone with a crime,’ according to the Institute for Justice, whose attorney, Wesley Hottot, is representing the Kazazi family in the lawsuit.” (06/02/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/02/us/ohio-us-customs-cash-taken/index.html

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18) China: Regime warns US trade deals off if tariffs go ahead
Source: CNBC

“China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce ‘will not take effect’ if President Donald Trump’s threatened tariff hike on Chinese goods goes ahead. The warning came after delegations led by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and China’s top economic official, Vice Premier Liu He, wrapped up a meeting on Beijing’s pledge to narrow its trade surplus. Ross said at the start of the event they had discussed specific American exports China might purchase, but the talks ended with no joint statement and neither side released details. The White House threw the meeting’s status into doubt Tuesday by renewing a threat to impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese high-tech goods in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.” (06/03/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/03/china-warns-us-trade-deals-off-if-tariffs-go-ahead.html

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19) GA: Cop fired after caught on camera attempting to murder fleeing suspect
Source: ABC News

“The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has fired one of its officers after an investigation showed he intentionally ran down and hit a fleeing suspect with his police cruiser. Officer Taylor Saulters, who was driving the car, was initially suspended, but he was fired by the police department on Saturday. ‘After reviewing the officers’ body camera footage, and all the other facts and circumstances of this case, Chief Scott Freeman terminated the employment of Officer Taylor Saulters,’ the Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a statement. … The department released video of the June 1 incident, in which Saulters can be seen driving after a suspect fleeing on foot from he and his partner. Saulters initially turns left to try to block the suspect, but the man dodges the car. The suspect then continues running down the street, at which point Saulters drives to the right and hits the suspect with the front right of his police car.” (06/03/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/US/officer-fired-intentionally-hitting-fleeing-suspect-police-car/story?id=55613845

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20) CA: Regime bans state-funded travel to Oklahoma
Source: USA Today

“Add Oklahoma to the list of states to which California is banning state-funded and state-sponsored travel. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that as a result of ‘discriminatory legislation’ that became Oklahoma law last month, the western state will prohibit travel to its midwestern counterpart. A 2017 California law requires that its attorney general keeps a list of states subject to a state travel ban because of ‘laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,’ Becerra’s office said in a statement. … In May, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that allows private [sic] adoption agencies to deny same-sex couples from their adoption services on the basis of ‘religious or moral convictions or policies.’” [editor’s note: Fallin’s own statement on the bill makes it clear that no, this is not about “private” adoption agencies. It is about state-funded adoption agencies involved in “the successful public-private partnership of more than 50 agencies, some of which are faith-based.” It means that same-sex families are not just forced to fund adoption agencies (bad), but forced to fund adoption agencies which actively discriminate against them (even worse) – TLK] (06/02/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/06/02/california-bans-travel-oklahoma-due-discriminatory-lgbt-law/666320002/

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

21) Cornered animals
Source: The Honest Courtesan
by Maggie McNeill

“Revolutions are caused by governments. I don’t just mean that in the loose sense that tyranny will eventually provoke revolt; I mean it in a much more direct sense, namely that it is the intrinsic nature of government to continue growing ever more tyrannous until a revolution becomes inevitable. Those in power are, as Prince said of his mother, never satisfied; they are irresistibly compelled by their own sociopathic and unquenchable thirst for control over others to continually increase the number and breadth of laws and the intensity of the viciousness of their enforcement until at some point they become, like the aforementioned musician’s father, too bold.” (06/02/18)

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/cornered-animals/

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22) “Progressives” against (economic) progress
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“One week it’s ride-sharing. The next week it’s home-sharing. The week after that, cryptocurrency. There’s no end of economic change to perpetually wring one’s hands over or, worse, demand government action against. Most opponents of the sharing economy, the gig economy, the cryptocurrency economy, etc., posture as ‘progressives’ even as they openly side with corporate dinosaurs and parasitic bureaucrats and against workers and the entrepreneurs who empower those workers. Let’s call these self-styled ‘progressives’ what they really are: Reactionaries.” (06/03/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13755

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23) Writing The Lando Calrissian Adventures
Source: The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith

“In 1983, I was chosen (or condemned — it depends how you look at these things), by Del Rey Books, a division of Random House, and Lucasfilm Ltd., to write three little ‘exploitation’ novels about the Star Wars character Lando Calrissian, specifically because I wasn’t Brian Daley, author of three similar books about another Star Wars character, Han Solo. ‘Lando Calrissian, meet Londo Mollari. Lando, Londo. Londo, Lando …’ The late Brian Daley was one of the kindest, gentlest, most generous men I’ve ever known, a colleague to be proud of, and it was bewildering trying to figure out why the movie company had told the book publisher, when arranging for the second set of books, ‘Anybody but Brian Daley!’ Brian loved Millennium Falcon. He was like a little kid when he got invited to go out to Hollywood and was most excited that he got to clamber around inside the set. But it turned out that he had accidentally and unknowingly allowed himself to become associated with the losing faction in some kind of petty internal corporate feud and found himself rendered persona non grata. My editor at Del Rey obligingly brought my name up.” (06/03/18)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2018/tle976-20180603-02.html

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24) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 8, part 4
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“Cryptocurrency is a perfect example of catallaxy and of a remedy for its polar opposite: central planning. The opposites are at war, of course. The concept of ‘catallaxy’ is similar to that of ‘spontaneous order,’ but the latter concept can be broadly applied to most areas of life. Catallaxy applies specifically to how economic order emerges in a system through the uncoordinated and diverse actions of individuals who pursue their own self-interests. The social theorist Friedrich Hayek defined it as ‘the order brought about by the mutual adjustment of many individual economies in a market.’ The obscure term captures a dynamic that is essential to the creation of civilization: cooperation.” (06/02/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-crypto-and-the-impossibility-of-knowledge-in-planning/

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25) Trump flirts with pardons and prison reform
Source: Town Hall
by Debra J Saunders

“Reality TV star Kim Kardashian visited the White House Wednesday to urge President Donald Trump to commute the sentence of a 63-year-old great-grandmother serving a federal sentence of life without parole for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Instead, Trump announced Thursday that he would pardon Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative author who pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws in 2012. D’Souza paid a fine and served eight months in a community center. A full presidential pardon would wipe clean his criminal record. It would be nice to see Trump show as much sympathy for a convict who screwed up her life as he did for a conservative who screwed up his campaign donations. In 1996, Alice Marie Johnson was convicted on eight criminal counts, including conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine and money laundering charges. She has already served 21 years in prison.” (06/02/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2018/06/03/trump-flirts-with-pardons-and-prison-reform-n2486512

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26) Dear liberals: Donald Trump is not the apocalypse
Source: USA Today
by Alan Draper

“The challenge that President Trump poses to critics is to maintain a sense of balance and dignity amidst the turbulence his unpredictability and impulsiveness creates. His compulsive lying breeds hyperbole in return from critics. His paranoia begets paranoia. His drama causes his critics to hyperventilate. It is hard to retain a sense of proportion and lucidity amidst his lack of them. But failure to approach the current situation with sobriety in the face of his constant provocations is necessary in order to distinguish genuine political challenges from fake ones. For example, in reaction to Trump’s claims that elections are rigged, the left has developed its own version of this charge, citing restrictive voter identification laws that target poor and minority voters, and partisan gerrymandering that maximizes the efficiency of Republican votes. In fact, on balance, across the 50 states, voting rights laws have been changing in the direction of expanding, not restricting, the right to vote.” (06/03/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/03/donald-trump-not-apocalypse-now-liberals-calm-down-column/651989002

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27) Job creation in North Korea and America
Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

“Other things being equal, less unemployment is better than more. I am of course speaking of involuntary unemployment at the going wage rate. It is preferable to be unemployed if one prefers that and can afford it. It is also better to be employed where one can earn more, other aspects of the work being the same. If creating jobs made a country great, North Korea would be very great, as one can read between the lines in a story on North Korea in The Economist of last week. The poor North Koreans fear getting sent to a labor camp, where between 80,000 and 120,000 of their fellow citizens are incarcerated. Young men are compelled to spend years in military service, which mostly consists of ‘hard labor on construction sites.’ … There was also much job creation under slavery. No valid slave was unemployed. If people belong to you, you put them to work. If a machine has an opportunity cost, you don’t keep it idle or else you sell it.” (06/02/18)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2018/06/job_creation_in.html

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28) How an anti-Semitic American law created the state of Israel and a whole lot of trouble
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Jews from Eastern Europe and other parts of Christendom — unlike most of their more-fortunate coreligionists in Islamic countries like Iraq — longed to move to America or, if not America, elsewhere in the West. … This attitude was and remained typical. For most Jews who left their homes (for whatever reason), Israel was the last ‘choice’ and only when all other routes were blocked (including, for example, with the Soviet Jews, by Israel itself) or tax subsidies were offered to the poor. After the 1956 Suez Crisis, most Jews who left Egypt moved to the United States, Argentina, France, or Switzerland. Why is that? We know why. If between the world wars, Sand is saying, the Jews of Christendom had been free to go to America, the Zionist movement would have had far too few people with which to fulfill its dubious dream. But we can push this further. Could the Holocaust have occurred if Jews had been free to move to America in the interwar period?” (06/01/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/tgif-anti-semitic-law-israel/

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29) Reject the ritual human sacrifice that is war
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Surit Dasgupta

“We think that we in our modern sophistication have outgrown the pagan rituals of human sacrifice. The truth couldn’t be any further. We have not outgrown anything. The anti-war movements of the George Bush era have over time proven to be dubious at best. People like to protest war only when their opponents are in power, which is quite clearly not good enough. Like any sophisticated society, we have glossed over our tendency to sacrifice other human beings with sensory-pleasing concepts such as secular humanism.” (06/02/18)

https://fee.org/articles/reject-the-ritual-human-sacrifice-that-is-war/

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30) New charter school plan should alarm the nation
Source: Our Future
by Jeff Bryant

“Charter schools already have a segregation problem. But a new law about to pass in North Carolina would direct even more taxpayer money into funding charter schools that by design, if not by intent, lead to more racial segregation of school children. This is not only an alarming development in the Old South, where schools made substantial progress on integration since the landmark Brown v. Board Supreme Court case made racially separate schools illegal in 1954. It’s also a wakeup call to the nation on how a campaign to re-segregate public schools is being carried out in the name of ‘school choice’ and ‘local control.’” [editor’s note: I’m tempted to add [sic] to some of this, but will resist. Comments welcome – SAT] (05/31/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180531/north-carolinas-proposed-new-charter-school-bill-is-a-warning-sign-to-the-nation

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31) Mencken’s plan, Read’s rule
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“Mencken identified himself as a libertarian long before it was common to do so. In a book-review column of 1922 he wrote, ‘I am, in brief, a libertarian of the most extreme variety, and know of no human right that is one-tenth as valuable as the simple right to utter what seems (at the moment) to be the truth.’ Unlike Mencken’s plan, which was only recently brought to light, Read’s rule has been common knowledge since the publication of his book Anything That’s Peaceful (Foundation for Economic Education, 1964).” (06/01/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/menckens-plan-reads-rule/

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32) Solo entertains with grounded individualism
Source: Independent Institute
by Sam Staley

“The newest contribution to the Star Wars film universe, Solo: A Star Wars Story, has a lot to offer libertarians, lovers of underdogs, and modern-day pirate enthusiasts. Director Ron Howard’s craftsmanship has created a well-executed action movie that entertains even if it doesn’t bedazzle audiences with special effects, a plethora of really quirky characters, or mind-bending plot twists. Howard (A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon) delivers a solid movie that provides some of the backstory for a popular character leading up to Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope even if it does fall short of a true origin story.” (06/01/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/06/01/solo-entertains-with-grounded-individualism/

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33) Trump just may be what international trade needs
Source: USA Today
by William Alan Reinsch

“When I talk to people about the president’s trade policy, I run into an unexpected response: What if he’s right? What if normal diplomatic pathways are so ossified that a sledgehammer approach is the only way to produce meaningful change? On China, the president is sticking it to a country that in the public’s mind clearly deserved to be stuck. His confrontational style, annoying on a personal level, could work where previous, softer, approaches have not. Likewise on NAFTA and steel and aluminum tariffs, people see him as a disruptive force that might be just what the trading system needs. This is a hard pill for the swamp to swallow, and it is too soon to say whether it will have to. The administration has only completed one trade negotiation (with South Korea) and that had, at best, a modest outcome for the United States. While it began with the usual bluster and bullying that are now so familiar, it ended surprisingly quietly with a conventional agreement involving market access concessions. NAFTA could play out the same way, and there is no doubt that the Chinese are trying to do the same thing.” (06/01/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/03/trump-what-international-trade-needs-editorials-debates/35659241/

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34) Why “precedent” is a bad measure of a law’s worth
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Gary Galles

“Whenever the Supreme Court’s end-of-the-term ‘announcement season’ comes around, I am reminded of the importance of handling precedent correctly under a Constitution that is supposed to remain ‘”the supreme law of the land.’ Such a result requires that courts actively maintain constitutional rights against government overreaching, meaning that divergent precedents must not be allowed to preempt the Constitution. It also requires that precedents consistent with the Constitution are not overturned without good cause, which is why stare decisis (‘to stand by things decided’) is important. The Supreme Court has said such deference to precedent ‘promotes the evenhanded, predictable, and consistent development of legal principles,’ which expands voluntary social cooperation. That two-part standard for precedents, however, has been violated by a two-step ‘living Constitution’ approach, which has undermined Americans’ Constitutional protections.” (06/02/18)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/06/02/why-precedent-is-a-bad-measure-of-a-laws-worth/

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35) “Free” college comes at a price
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“When governments subsidize goods and services — or provide them directly through government-owned institutions — the effect is to lower the price to consumers, thus increasing demand. Put another way: if the price of, say, a college education is near-zero to the consumer, then consumers are likely to demand a college education in much higher numbers than if the price were higher. The same principle, of course, holds in health care or any other good or service. If junk food were ‘free’ to everyone in America, Americans would be even more rotund than they already are. Unfortunately, many have already learned this from experience with food stamps.” (06/01/18)

https://mises.org/wire/free-college-comes-price

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36) Italy’s right to make the wrong choice
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“The Italian crisis is over, and has just begun. Its dimensions go far beyond Italy; they are now European, even global. The near three-month long improvisations on a theme of governance ended Thursday with the announcement of an administration headed by Giuseppe Conte, a law professor with no government experience tasked with running a cabinet controlled by the leaders of the two parties which form that administration == a signal of weak, divided and warring politics at the summit of power for the foreseeable future. It also reveals something deeper: the chronic inability of the Italian state to find a political floor solid enough to undertake the changes necessary to put the country – all of it, not just the wealthy north – on the road to modernization. In Italy’s case, that means a version of modernity which provides for its systems (political, economic, industrial, social provision, policing, security) to work with relative efficiency and transparency, untied to organized crime or networks of corruption.” (06/02/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-italy-commentary/commentary-italys-right-to-make-the-wrong-choice-idUSKCN1IX5G6

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37) Trump is alienating Europe, and this is a good thing
Source: CounterPunch
by Gary Leupp

“Thesis: the main achievement of the Trump administration to date has been to alienate European allies, in particular Germany, France and Britain, thus weakening the Atlantic Alliance. … This is potentially a key moment, in which finally the unholy alliance based on a Faustian bargain between the U.S. and European anticommunists in the late 1940s fractures. What is the greater threat to Europe? The Russian state, which has gone through the agonizing process of full-scale capitalist restoration and a period of total chaos in the 1990s giving way to recovery under Putin, and which currently spends about 14% of what the U.S. devotes to military expenses every year? Or the U.S., which (still) wants to dictate European policy, even as its GDP dips relative to Europe’s?” (06/01/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/01/trump-is-alienating-europe-and-this-is-a-good-thing/

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38) Mutually nonconsensual sex
Source: The Atlantic
by Caitlin Flanagan

“Is it possible for two people to simultaneously sexually assault each other? This is the question — rife with legal, anatomical, and emotional improbabilities — to which the University of Cincinnati now addresses itself, and with some urgency, as the institution and three of its employees are currently being sued over an encounter that was sexual for a brief moment, but that just as quickly entered the realm of eternal return. The one important thing you need to know about the case is that according to the lawsuit, a woman has been indefinitely suspended from college because she let a man touch her vagina. What kind of sexually repressive madness could have allowed for this to happen? Answer that question and you will go a long way toward answering the question, ‘What the hell is happening on American college campuses?’” (06/01/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/title-ix-is-too-easy-to-abuse/561650/

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39) Some inconvenient truths about recycling
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“It has become an article of faith in the U.S. that recycling is a good thing. But evidence is piling up that recycling is a waste of time and money, and a bit of a fraud. The New York Times recently reported that, unknown to most families who spend hours separating garbage into little recycling bins, much of the stuff ends up in a landfill anyway. One big reason: China has essentially shut the door to U.S. recyclables. The Times notes that about a third of recyclables gets shipped abroad, with China the biggest importer. But starting this year, China imposed strict rules on what it will accept, effectively banning most of it. That, the Times reports, has forced many recycling companies who can’t find other takers to dump recyclables into landfills. One company, Oregon’s Rogue Disposal and Recycling, sent ‘all its recycling to landfills for the first few months of the year,’ the Times reports. Bloomberg says Massachusetts has issued dozens of landfill waivers so recyclable material can be dumped in them.” (06/01/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/recycling-china-landfills-cost-waste-environment-global-warming/

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40) With more Gaza protests planned, don’t believe the mainstream media’s lies
Source: In These Times
by Tamara Nassar

“It is inhumane to expect a massacred population not to resist. Since the beginning of the Great March of Return on March 30, Israel has killed over 100 Palestinians and injured over 12,000. Only one Israeli, a soldier, has been injured in the context of the march. Most mainstream western media coverage of Gaza’s march has systematically decontextualized the mass civilian protest, brushed off Israel’s weekly massacres as ‘clashes,’ reified the boundary fence between Gaza and Israel a ‘border,’ presented Palestinian protesters as ‘Hamas pawns’ passively ‘dying for photo ops’ and deployed other strategic falsehoods to dehumanize Palestinians fighting for their freedom. The net effect is the demonization of the march and the absolution of Israel of its murderous assault.” (06/01/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21177/Gaza-Israel-protest-great-march-of-return-mainstream-media-lies-myths

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41) The “If you own something, that implies that you can sell it; if you sell something, that implies you must own it first” fallacies
Source: StephanKinsella.com
by Stephan Kinsella

“Ownership means right to control. It is not automatically clear why this would imply the power or ability or right to stop having the right to control it. My view is that we own our bodies not because of homesteading but because each person has a unique link to his body: his ability to directly control it. … ownership as a legal concept does not imply the right to sell. Too many libertarians just assume that it does. They are used to the right to sell in the case of ownership of external resources and thus assume that right to sell is some inherent right of ownership; it is not. The converse mistake is the assertion that if you sell something you must have owned it. Otherwise you could not have sold it. So pro-IP advocates observe that people are paid to teach or to provide information or to invent. So they reason that the person being paid must have sold something. And to sell it, you must have owned it.” (06/01/18)

http://www.stephankinsella.com/2018/06/if-you-own-something-you-can-sell-it-fallacy/

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42) Forget the Russophobia/Russophilia: There is only one system
Source: Attack The System
by Keith Preston

“In recent times, there has been a great deal of concentration on Russia as either the embodiment of evil, or as humankind’s last best hope. Russia is being portrayed by Democrats as the puppetmasters behind Trumpism, by the ‘antifascists’ as the new headquarters of world fascism, and by some on the Right as the saviors of (pick one) the white man, traditional values, Christianity, etc. Meanwhile, some on the far Left have assumed a Cold War-era stance by proclaiming Russia to be the leadership of the global anti-imperialist resistance. All of these points of view are wrong. The reality is that Russia is merely another player in the global-super-capitalist empire. How can a nation that is a member of the G20, and which holds a permanent seat on the UN Security Council be anything else?” (06/01/18)

https://attackthesystem.com/2018/06/01/forget-the-russophobia-russophilia-there-is-only-one-system/

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43) The relevance of Hayek’s triangle today
Source: Cobden Centre
by Alasdair Macleod

“Hayek made a number of important contributions to economics, including an understanding of the business cycle, which he demonstrated was driven by credit expansion, and the subsequent consequences of that earlier expansion. The root of the problem, as it is today, is the way producers of goods and services adapt to changes in demand for final goods. It is a problem seemingly ignored by policy makers. Instead they believe that monetary expansion can replace savings without negative economic consequences. This is simply not true. Hayek illustrated the mechanism of production and the effects of capital flows in a capitalistic economy in the form of a triangle, which showed the steps in production from its early stages towards the final product in time sequence.” (06/01/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/06/the-relevance-of-hayeks-triangle-today/

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44) Whatever you think of the Trump-Russia investigation, whistlebolower Reality Winner deserves your support
Source: The Intercept
by Trevor Timm

“By this weekend, Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor accused of releasing national security information to the media, will have been in jail for more than a full year without being convicted of a crime. Her trial, originally scheduled for October 2017, has been pushed back multiple times and is now on the docket for October 2018. It’s anyone’s guess whether the case will drag on even longer. Something curious has happened along the way: Winner’s case fell out of the public consciousness. National media pays scant attention to her plight, and many advocates from the left to the center of the political spectrum — all of whom should have ample reason to loudly protest the many injustices in her case — have been largely silent.” (06/01/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/02/reality-winner-whistleblower-without-constituency/

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45) Integrating schools more into the police state?
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“Having police in schools has already been demonstrated to be totally ineffective a very large percentage of the time. Cops in big-box stores and malls hasn’t stopped someone from coming in and gunning down a few people. Nor has having cops in nightclubs, on quays, on public biking paths, or many other places. What such a proposal would do is make the Fifty States even more of a visible police state, in which no one can do anything without being observed by the cops. (And therefore, tacitly only with the permission of the police.) And it would make the current 1-2 people killed by cops each day, AND the number of students and teachers killed in mass murder attacks, quickly pale in comparison to the daily death toll from the guns of cops.” (06/01/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/06/01/integrating-schools-more-into-the-police-state/

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46) Car-sharing app shows why peer-to-peer is unstoppable
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Paz Gomez

“Peer-to-peer startups are disrupting yet another industry: car-rental services. Turo is a San Francisco-based firm that lets car owners rent them out to strangers and is already beating established companies such as Enterprise, Avis, and Hertz. These incumbents are so scared that they spent over $1.4 million in 2017 alone on lobbying for bills to restrict the operation of car-sharing startups or to impose the same laws and taxes applied to car-rental companies. However, Turo’s path to success shows that innovation in the industry was long overdue.” (06/01/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/car-sharing-app-shows-why-peer-peer-unstoppable

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47) Are Orthodox Christians naturally statists
Source: Acton Institute
by Krassen Stanchev

“In April, the World Bank published a working paper titled ‘Communism as the Unhappy Coming.’ It is co-authored by two [of] my fellow Bulgarians, Simeon Djankov (whom I have known well for years; we worked together) and Elena Nikolova. They have concluded that members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the second-largest church in Christendom, are likely to support left-wing economic policies. … It is probably true that historically Orthodox countries (the study lumps in believers and non-believers alike) would fall into the group of those supporting greater government intervention in the economy. This has been the case in the last decade in Russia and, before 2008, it would have held true for Serbia and Montenegro. But the implied causality between Orthodoxy and economic policy is premised upon the authors’ tacit assumption that many of Orthodox and/or Catholic nations remained Christian throughout their Communist occupation.” (06/01/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/06/01/are-orthodox-christians-naturally-statists

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48) Quantum Vibe, 06/01/18
Source: Quantum Vibe
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (06/01/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1802

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49) Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is roiling the assassination waters
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is roiling the assassination waters with the publication of his new book American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family, where he sets forth his skepticism regarding the official explanations of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. As much as it might like to, the mainstream media is finding it hard to ignore conspiracy allegations by the son and nephew of the assassination victims. … Some people continue to hold that it is simply inconceivable that the U.S. national-security establishment would commit these political assassinations. It certainly wasn’t inconceivable to John Kennedy or to his brother Bobby.” (06/01/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/06/01/robert-f-kennedy-jr-is-roiling-the-assassination-waters/

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50) Political parties should say what they mean. The Libertarian Party does.
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“It is the official position of the Libertarian Party that taxation is theft. It is also the official position of the Libertarian Party that we oppose theft (per our Statement of Principles, ‘[we] support the prohibition of robbery’). Why do I bring this up? Because in recent discussions with some of my fellow partisan Libertarians, I get the impression that they either honestly don’t understand that it IS the party’s official position, or else do understand that but think that it’s a bad idea to say so in public. I disagree.” (06/01/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13750

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51) AnarchoChristian, episode 11
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“In the first hosted interview for the podcast, I talked with Joel McDurmon about Dispensationalism; Its history, its meaning, and how it affects theology & foreign policy.” [Flash audio] (06/03/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/joel-mcdurmon-and-dispensationalism-ac011/

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52) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 108
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“RFK Assassination, Trump Pardons, Michigan Marijuana, FBI Spending, Hemp Subsidies.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/03/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/june/03/five-minutes-five-issues-rfk-assassination-trump-pardons-michigan-marijuana-fbi-spending-hemp-subsidies/

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53) Car accident and the broken window fallacy
Source: Peaceful Anarchism

“My friend got into a car accident. Is this good for the economy? Is he stimulating the car manufacturing sector? Should he thank the person who totaled his car? This is a clear example of the broken window fallacy and the principle of the seen versus the unseen. Wealth has clearly been destroyed. The resources and money that he would have used to further his business or to satisfy the basic needs of his family have been forcefully diverted towards more pressing matters such as buying a new car. He is worse off because he used his scarce resources to return to the status quo. The broken window fallacy is the deceptive tool used by the State to reinforce the illusion that its influence is that of wealth creation and prosperity. The parasite always seeks to continue its predation by obfuscating its true nature and intentions. For if the host came to realize the chicanery that is being perpetrated it would slough off the parasite without hesitation and with scarcely any effort expended. Vacate the State!” [Flash video or Flash audio] (06/03/18)

http://peacefulanarchism.com/car-accident-and-the-broken-window-fallacy/

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54) Free Talk Live, 06/02/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Rodger Paxton, organizer of Porcfest, talks about this year’s event. :: Involuntary Commitment :: NJ Weedman Found Not Guilty :: Innocence Project :: Police Intimidation and Right to Protest :: Violence and Trespass :: Shire Free Church :: Defining Church :: Right to Try :: Cannabis and Opiods :: Media Landscape :: Govt Immunity :: Hemp Plane :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/02/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-06-02

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55) Johnny Rocket Launch Pad, episode 148
Source: Johnny Rocket Launch Pad

“This week we talk to the lunatic farmer himself, Joel Salatin! (Please excuse the bad audio from the landline; we did our best to clean it up.) Joel explains his unique and groundbreaking style of farming as well as his cultural philosophy. Joel Salatin brings a unique and wide-ranging perspective to the food/farm discussion. Joel, while in love with the land, he is suspicious of government, especially as an entrepreneur. Joel, however, is distrustful of anything that diminishes the commons; his perspective brings depth and breadth from the farm and to the dinner table. This is a show everybody will love!” [various formats] (06/02/18)

http://jrlp.podbean.com/e/johnny-rocket-launch-pad-episode-148-everything-i-want-to-do-is-illegal-wjoel-salatin/

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56) Scott Adams Says, 06/02/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks with the amazing Bill Pulte, founder of Blight Authority, about a solution to urban decay/crime.” [Flash video] (06/02/18)

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

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57) Freedom Feens Radio, 06/02/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“MurderDawg and MWD explain what’s wrong with Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and governments. Then they talk about Jeremy’s many problems, and how there IS a solution.” [various formats] (06/02/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15887

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58) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 242
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Hamilton v. Madison (with Jay Cost).” [various formats] (06/01/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/hamilton-v-madison-jay-cost

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59) Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan, 06/01/18
Source: The Intercept

“Since last October, more than 700 children have been forcibly separated from both parents at the border and more than 100 of them have been under the age of 4, according to official figures obtained by the New York Times. This is not a side effect of having a tough immigration policy; this is the goal of the policy as White House Chief of Staff John Kelly let slip on NPR last month, ‘The big name of the game is deterrence.’ Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal, an immigrant herself, joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the Trump administration’s immigration policies and the unprecedented danger it poses to immigrants and people of color.” [various formats] (06/01/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/01/the-war-on-immigrants/

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60) Felony Friday, episode 126
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On today’s episode of Felony Friday fellow Lions of Liberty contributor J.B. Lubin joins host John Odermatt to discuss some trending police and criminal justice news stories.” [various formats] (06/01/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/06/01/nj-cop-repeatedly-hits-unarmed-20-year-old-gril-in-the-head/

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61) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 201
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #201, Mance Rayder joins the show to discuss Pulse, Palestine, and memes. Mance updates the story of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. The shooter’s wife was found innocent at trial a trial that included shocking admissions from the prosecution. Mance explains his position on the Israeli occupation of Palestine and who the clear aggressor is.” [various formats] (06/01/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-201-taking-on-the-war-with-memes-guest-mance-rayder

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62) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/01/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Tariffs are taxes on Americans for the benefit of a tiny group of politically-connected corporations. Taxation can never lead to prosperity. Unfortunately, constant doses of patriotic propaganda convince Americans that they’re being robbed for their own good. Ron Paul discusses the destructiveness of tariffs on today’s Liberty Report.” [Flash video] (06/01/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/trumps-tariff-threats-will-the-american-economy-get-squeezed-even-more

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63) Cato Daily Podcast, 06/01/18
Source: Cato Institute

“U.S. allies are preparing their retaliatory response to new tariffs on aluminum and steel. Colin Grabow and Simon Lester comment.” [various formats] (06/01/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/us-allies-will-retaliate-over-tariffs

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64) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1170
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“One side claims the Deep State is a figment of our imagination. Another thinks of Trump as a fearless crusader against it. Both sides are missing something very important.” [various formats] (06/01/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1170-trump-and-the-deep-state-is-everyone-getting-it-wrong/

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65) In The Tank Podcast, episode 142
Source: Heartland Institute

“Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft are joined by Justin Haskins in episode #141 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today’s podcast features work from the Goldwater Institute and the Heartland Institute.” [Flash audio] (06/01/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/06/in-the-tank-ep142-han-solo-right-to-try-passes-and-robots-taking-our-jobs/

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