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Volume XVI, Issue #3,992
Monday, June 11th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Trudeau talks like Trump. Trump throws tantrum, backs out of G7 agreement.
2) Somalia: Attack leaves one US invader dead, four wounded
3) Venezuela: Polio makes comeback after decades
4) Bitcoin tumbles most in two weeks amid South Korea exchange hack
5) Mueller secures new indictments on Manafort, Russian associate
6) Iraq: Fire breaks out at ballot warehouse in Baghdad
7) TSA criticized over video showing illegal search of 96-year-old in wheelchair
8) IN: Republicans affirm Pence-era anti-family position
9) FL: Regime revokes 291 unconstitutional concealed weapons permission slips after employee stopped reviewing unconstitutional background checks
10) Mexico: Politician shot dead after promising to fight violent crime
11) Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews
12) State Democratic Parties accused of funneling $84 million into Clinton campaign
13) Five midwestern states warned: Throw away pre-cut melon due to salmonella concerns
14) Switzerland: Voters reject campaign to radically alter banking system
15) NY: Pizza delivery guy abducted by ICE thugs gets stay of deportation
16) TN: Vanderbilt doctor who sued Trump loses his job
17) Trudeau says trade deal won’t have sunset clause
18) CO: Bill allows schools to administer medical cannabis
19) Disney animation chief, Pixar co-founder Lasseter to quit after “missteps”
20) Trump casts North Korea summit as “one-time shot” for Kim

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) There are no war heroes, only war victims
22) The farm bill for billionaires
23) Separation, not association, requires force
24) Freedom of religion secures other rights as well
25) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 8, part 5
26) Samantha Bee and leftists have ruined #MeToo
27) Don’t wait for Social Security’s crisis, it’s here
28) An important distinction
29) Trump’s perverse view of patriotism
30) For captured regulators, repealing the Volcker Rule is child’s play
31) ICOs have become a parody of themselves
32) Once again, New York state considers a terrible right of publicity law
33) Let’s call the Farm Bill what it is: Corporate welfare
34) Programmed to believe: Why people buy into falsehoods
35) Quantum Vibe, 06/08/18
36) Trump’s criticism of G-7 is “unprecedented’ scream the elite; that’s the whole point
37) My two cents’ worth on the bakery case at SCOTUS
38) California primary reflections (Trump’s strange endorsement makes sense now)
39) How birth certificates are being weaponized against trans people
40) Should the Fed print money to accommodate demand for money?
41) Can we stop fake news?
42) Thank you, blockchain, for this Warhol painting
43) Individualism: The real “progressivism”
44) Safe position
45) Workplace raids: A big problem with immigration enforcement
46) We’re still locking up the mentally ill
47) Beware former central bankers telling you to work more
48) A curious indictment
49) Why Kennedy had to be removed
50) Donald Trump’s off-the-cuff summit with Kim Jong Un might succeed

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Free Talk Live, 06/09/18
52) Johnny Rocket Launch Pad, episode 149
53) AnCap Barber Shop, episode 43
54) Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 109
55) Scott Adams Says, 06/09/18
56) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1175
57) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 204
58) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 93
59) Deconstructed, 06/08/18
60) Felony Friday, episode 127
61) This Week in Bitcoin, 06/08/18
62) MilLiberty, episode 82
63) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/08/18
64) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 243
65) In The Tank Podcast, episode 143

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

1) Trudeau talks like Trump. Trump throws tantrum, backs out of G7 agreement.
Source: Allentown Morning Call

“President Trump alienated the United States'[s] closest allies at the Group of Seven summit in Canada with his aggressive trade declarations and surprising suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the exclusive club of major economic powers — and then, after departing early, went on Twitter to blow up the agreement forged at the meeting. … He blamed the host of the summit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for the U.S. withdrawal, calling Trudeau ‘very dishonest & weak’ after he criticized White House trade policies at the summit’s closing news conference. … Trudeau said he and Trump clashed on trade, and he vowed that Canada would go ahead with retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products on July 1 if steel and aluminum tariffs aren’t dropped. ‘I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do, because Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around,’ he said.” (06/10/18)

http://www.mcall.com/news/la-na-pol-trump-g7-summit-20180609-story.html

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2) Somalia: Attack leaves one US invader dead, four wounded
Source: Fox News

“A U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members were wounded Friday in an ‘enemy attack’ in Somalia, the U.S. military said. It was the first public announcement of a U.S. military combat death on the African continent since four U.S. service members were killed in a militant ambush in Niger in October. … U.S. troops with Somali and Kenyan forces came under mortar and small-arms fire in Jubaland, Somalia around 2:45 p.m. local time, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement. The joint-coalition forces had been conducting an operation against al-Shabab militants about 217 miles southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, when the attack occurred, the statement said.” (06/09/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/06/09/1-us-soldier-killed-4-wounded-in-somalia-attack.html

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3) Venezuela: Polio makes comeback after decades
Source: Medical Xpress

“Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports. The organization said the child had no history of vaccination and lives in an under-immunized extremely impoverished Delta Amacuro state. Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling childhood disease caused by the poliovirus, and preventable through immunization. Doctor Jose Felix Oletta, a former Minister of Health, told AFP that the last case of acute poliomyelitis in Venezuela was reported in 1989.” (06/10/18)

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-polio-comeback-venezuela-decades.html

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4) Bitcoin tumbles most in two weeks amid South Korea exchange hack
Source: Yahoo! News

“Bitcoin extended losses for a third day, tumbling as much as 6 percent Sunday as South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said there was a ‘cyber intrusion’ in its system. The largest cryptocurrency declined 5.1 percent to $7,242 as of 5:28pm Hong Kong time, the biggest drop since May 23, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from Bitstamp pricing. That widens Bitcoin’s losses for the year to 48 percent. Peer cryptocurrencies Ethereum and Ripple fell at least 6.2 percent.” (06/10/18)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-tumbles-most-2-weeks-135950398.html

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5) Mueller secures new indictments on Manafort, Russian associate
Source: Washington Post

“Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate were indicted Friday on new charges that they conspired to obstruct justice — ratcheting up the pressure on President Trump’s former campaign chairman as he tries to stay out of jail while awaiting trial. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Washington marked the first such charges for Manafort’s associate, Konstantin Kilimnik, who is believed to be in Moscow — and therefore probably safe from arrest because Russia does not extradite its citizens. Prosecutors have previously said Kilimnik has ties to Russian intelligence, which he denies. … Prosecutors filed court papers Monday accusing Manafort and Kilimnik of attempting to sway the testimony of two potential witnesses who might offer evidence against Manafort. … in a biting, nine-page filing Friday evening, Manafort’s attorneys denied the allegations and accused special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team of conjuring up ‘a sinister plot’ from a scant record of telephone calls and de-encrypted texts.” [editor’s note: One has to get hundreds of words into the story before finding out that once again the vaunted indictments have precisely zero to do with Mueller’s alleged portfolio (“Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election”) – TLK] (06/08/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/special-counsel-mueller-indicts-associate-of-paul-manafort/2018/06/08/507ae696-6b44-11e8-bf8c-f9ed2e672adf_story.html

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6) Iraq: Fire breaks out at ballot warehouse in Baghdad
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“A fire broke out in a Baghdad warehouse where ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election last month were stored, local officials said. The ballot boxes are part of a manual recount of votes from an eastern Baghdad district. A week earlier, parliament passed a law for a recount of 11 million votes, following allegations of fraud during the May 12 elections. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known but a local official said that boxes containing the votes from the al-Rusafa district, on the eastern side of the river Tigris, have all been scorched.” (06/10/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/fire-breaks-ballot-warehouse-baghdad-180610144257131.html

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7) TSA criticized over video showing illegal search of 96-year-old in wheelchair
Source: The Hill

“Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents are facing heavy criticism on social media after a video of a 96-year-old woman in a wheelchair being searched by agents at Washington Dulles International Airport was seen by almost 9 million people last month. … Washington Dulles International Airport responded to the social media criticism in a Facebook post, announcing it had passed on the criticism to TSA officials and urged social media users to contact TSA personally. … TSA said in a statement to CBS that it had no indication the woman was in distress during the [illegal warrantless search].” (06/09/18)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/391491-tsa-under-fire-on-social-media-after-viral-video-shows-agents

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8) IN: Republicans affirm Pence-era anti-family position
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Indiana Republican party activists overwhelmingly voted on Saturday to reaffirm language first inserted in their platform when Vice-President Mike Pence was governor, defining marriage as a union ‘between a man and a woman.’ Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land since the supreme court ruled on the matter in June 2015. Nonetheless, the Times of Northwest Indiana reported on Saturday that delegates to the party’s biennial state convention chose the existing plank in its party platform over one floated by Governor Eric Holcomb’s hand-picked party chairman that was intended to be more inclusive of same-sex couples. Kyle Hupfer’s proposal would have recognized a variety of families, including ‘all loving adults’ rearing children.” (06/10/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/10/indiana-republicans-mike-pence-opposition-same-sex-marriage

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9) FL: Regime revokes 291 unconstitutional concealed weapons permission slips after employee stopped reviewing unconstitutional background checks
Source: CNN

“Florida revoked almost 300 concealed weapons permits after discovering that a state employee failed to review criminal background checks on applicants because she couldn’t log into the system, according to a report by state officials. As a result of the problem, which lasted for more than a year, 291 people got concealed carry permits who should not have received them [sic], said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam The employee was found negligent for not carrying out her job duties, which included making daily checks of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), according to a 2017 investigation by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which processes applications for concealed weapons licenses. The results of the investigation had not been made public until now.” (06/10/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/10/us/florida-revoked-weapons-permits-background-checks/index.html

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10) Mexico: Politician shot dead after promising to fight violent crime
Source: Newsweek

“A candidate running for a seat in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies was shot dead just minutes after taking part in an electoral debate. Fernando Puron, a candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), was killed by an unidentified gunman in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila on Friday night, CNN reported. Puron was gunned down in the border city of Piedras Negras, the city in which he had previously served as mayor. As part of the debate, Puron had been discussing the gang-related violence blighting Coahuila and the rest of the country.” (06/10/18)

http://www.newsweek.com/politician-shot-dead-after-promising-fight-violent-crime-968529

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11) Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews
Source: Bloomberg

“An opinion poll published Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews, particularly in relation to President Donald Trump, highlighting the growing rift between the world’s two largest Jewish communities. The survey of the American Jewish Committee showed 77 percent of Israelis approved of the president’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, while only 34 percent of American Jews did. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. Jews disapproved, while only 10 percent of Israelis did. The polarizing Trump recently recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocated the American Embassy there, upending decades of U.S. foreign policy and an international consensus that the city’s fate should be decided through peace negotiations.” (06/10/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-10/poll-shows-deep-divisions-between-israelis-and-american-jews

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12) State Democratic Parties accused of funneling $84 million into Clinton campaign
Source: New York Post

“Up to 40 state Democratic parties could be implicated in an alleged scheme to illegally funnel some $84 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report. A federal lawsuit says the Clinton team and the Democratic National Committee went around campaign finance laws by pouring money into state parties that then sent the funds back to the DNC to help Clinton, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The Committee to Defend the President, a pro-President Trump PAC, first filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in December. But the authorities didn’t take action before a required deadline, the group’s campaign finance attorney, who filed the federal lawsuit, told the Review-Journal.” (06/09/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/06/09/democratic-parties-accused-of-funneling-84m-into-clinton-campaign/

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13) Five midwestern states warned: Throw away pre-cut melon due to salmonella concerns
Source: USA Today

“Think twice before you bite into that juicy piece of melon this weekend. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recalling pre-cut melon and pre-made fruit salads with melon in five Midwestern states because of potential salmonella bacteria contamination. No deaths have been reported, the CDC announced in a news release Friday afternoon, but 32 people have been sickened in Michigan as part of the outbreak that has also stretched into Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. Those who reported illness said they had eaten pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, or a fruit salad mix with melon. Most said they bought that melon at Walmart or Kroger stores.” (06/09/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/06/09/cdc-precut-melon-recall-salmonella-five-midwestern-states/687631002

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14) Switzerland: Voters reject campaign to radically alter banking system
Source: Reuters

“A radical plan to transform Switzerland’s financial landscape by barring commercial banks from electronically creating money when they lend was resoundingly rejected by Swiss voters on Sunday. More than three quarters rejected the so-called Sovereign Money initiative, according to the official result released from the Swiss government. All of the country’s self-governing cantons also voted against in the poll, which needed a majority from Switzerland’s 26 cantons as well as a simple majority of voters to succeed.” (06/10/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-vote-sovereign/swiss-voters-reject-campaign-to-radically-alter-banking-system-idUSKBN1J60C0

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15) NY: Pizza delivery guy abducted by ICE thugs gets stay of deportation
Source: New York Post

“A pizza delivery man [abducted] for being in the country illegally [sic] after he brought food to a Brooklyn military base has temporarily won his bid to stop his deportation. A federal judge approved Pablo Villavicencio’s emergency application Saturday. … An undocumented immigrant from Ecuador who lives on Long Island with his American wife and kids, Villavicencio said he went to the Fort Hamilton base on June 1 to deliver pasta to a sergeant, and flashed his city-issued IDNYC card. Once inside, guards demanded more identification and conducted a background check which revealed the father of two had been ordered to leave the United States in 2010. They called ICE.” [editor’s note: Every business in the area should cease deliveries to Fort Hamilton until the base commander publicly issues a written base-wide order to never pull that kind of shit again – TLK] (06/09/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/06/09/pizza-delivery-guy-detained-by-ice-gets-stay-of-deportation/

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16) TN: Vanderbilt doctor who sued Trump loses his job
Source: USA Today

“A Tennessee doctor who became a social media sensation because of statements on President Trump, racism and Colin Kaepernick (and who later sued the president over First Amendment rights) is losing his job at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Eugene Gu, 32, a Vanderbilt surgery resident, said Friday that Nashville’s biggest hospital is ending his five-year residency after only three years. Technically, Vanderbilt has decided not to renew his contract with the hospital, Gu said, but he argues the effect is ‘no different than being fired. The take-home message here is that there is an unwritten rule for surgical residents and that rule is, always make your program look good and always make your hospital look good, and often that means stay silent,’ Gu said. ‘But as an Asian-American physician, unlike a white doctor, I don’t always have the same luxury to stay silent.’ Vanderbilt said in an email statement Friday that the decision not to renew Gu’s contract was not a result of his criticism of Trump, his lawsuit, or his public opposition to racism. The hospital has said previously that all disciplinary actions against Gu relate to his work performance and professionalism.” (06/09/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/06/08/outspoken-doctor-who-sued-trump-and-won-loses-job-vanderbilt/687128002

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17) Trudeau says trade deal won’t have sunset clause
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is insisting that a renegotiated trade agreement covering the U.S., Canada and Mexico will not include a sunset clause. President Donald Trump said hours earlier Saturday that negotiators are ‘pretty close on the sunset provision.’ Trudeau commented as he closed a summit of the world’s leading economies being held in Quebec. Trudeau says a trade deal that expires automatically every five years is not a trade deal. He says he’s opposed to an expiration date of any length. Trump has long said the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a ‘disaster’ for the U.S. and has insisted that it be renegotiated. Talks have been underway for some time, but have stalled.” (06/09/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Latest-Trump-attends-G-7-gender-equality-12980836.php

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18) CO: Bill allows schools to administer medical cannabis
Source: Smell the Truth

“School nurses throughout Colorado will now be allowed to administer non-smokable medical cannabis to students thanks to a new bill. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1286 this week, giving school personnel clearance to administer medical marijuana to students with a valid medical recommendation, reports The Denver Post. Current law already permits parents to give their children medical marijuana at school. The new law allows parents to leave medicine with school nurses offices. The law only gives permission to school medical personnel to administer doses of medical cannabis, although they are not required to do so.” (06/08/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/06/08/colorado-bill-allows-schools-to-administer-medical-marijuana

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19) Disney animation chief, Pixar co-founder Lasseter to quit after “missteps”
Source: Reuters

“Walt Disney Co animation head and co-founder of Pixar John Lasseter, regarded as a modern day Walt Disney because of his creativity and commercial success, will leave at the end of the year, the company said on Friday. Lasseter was the creative force behind movie hits like ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Frozen,’ and ‘Finding Nemo,’ that won Academy Awards and reaped billions of dollars at the box office. Friday’s decision, announced in a Disney statement, followed a six month leave of absence by Lasseter after what he called ‘missteps,’ including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable. ‘Following his sabbatical, John Lasseter will assume a consulting role at The Walt Disney Company until December 31, 2018, at which time he will be leaving the company,’ Disney said. ” (06/09/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-walt-disney-animation-lasseter/disney-animation-chief-pixar-co-founder-lasseter-to-quit-after-missteps-idUSKCN1J4322

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20) Trump casts North Korea summit as “one-time shot” for Kim
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a ‘one-time shot’ for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks. Trump said Saturday he was embarking on a ‘mission of peace,’ as he departed the Group of Seven meeting in Canada to fly to the summit site in Singapore. Saying he has a ‘clear objective in mind’ to convince Kim to abandon his nuclear program in exchange for unspecified ‘protections’ from the U.S., Trump acknowledged that the direction of the high-stakes meeting is unpredictable, adding it ‘will always be spur of the moment.’ ‘It’s unknown territory in the truest sense, but I really feel confident,’ he told reporters. ‘I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity and he won’t have that opportunity again.’” (06/09/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-says-North-Korea-summit-is-one-time-shot-12980975.php

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

21) There are no war heroes, only war victims
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Yesterday President Donald Trump tweeted, ‘My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his fellow servicemen who were wounded in Somalia. They are truly all HEROES.’ Three hours later he tweeted it again, this time with the correct spelling of Somalia. A few days earlier, at the climax of his phony, insipid feud with the Philadelphia Eagles, Donald Trump lectured Americans that they must always stand for the national anthem. ‘We stand to honor our military and to honor our country, and to remember the fallen heroes who never made it back home,’ the reality TV president bloviated. ‘We stand to show our love for our fellow citizens and our magnificent Constitution. We stand to pay tribute to the incredible Americans who came before us and the heroic sacrifices they made.’ In both of these statements, President Trump was lying.” (06/09/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/06/09/there-are-no-war-heroes-there-are-only-war-victims

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22) The farm bill for billionaires
Source: Reason
by Baylen Linnekin

“Earlier this week, reports indicated that Republicans in Congress, now taking another stab at passage of another bloated farm bill, would attempt to eliminate an Obama-era change that had reined in taxpayer-funded farm subsidies paid to many of the wealthiest American farmers. Also now on the chopping block, the reports claim, are limits on subsidies paid to family members serving as nominal farm co-owners — such as spouses or kids. When these caps were put in place, they were little more than baby steps in the right direction. They were the first of many needed agricultural reforms, nearly all of which involve Congress and the USDA giving away less of your money. But elimination of these minor reforms would confirm almost all of what critics of both Washington lawmakers and farm subsidies have long contended: they are unnecessary, embarrassing, shambolic, shameless, ossified, counterproductive, abominable, and grotesque.” (06/09/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/06/09/the-farm-bill-for-billionaires

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23) Separation, not association, requires force
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Whenever I write about Palestine, Israel, and Zionism — especially when I point out that American Reform Jews en masse gagged on the thought that America was not their ‘homeland;’ they insisted they were Jewish Americans not American Jews — I am lectured on Facebook about how ‘keeping to one’s own kind’ is a natural inclination and that inclusion, not exclusion, requires aggression. We shouldn’t be surprised, then, that alt-right-types who may dislike Jews nevertheless respect their expressed desire to live among themselves in a Jewish State. Why wouldn’t the alt-right take this position? Israel is a (pseudo)ethno-state. It is identitarianism run amok.” (06/08/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/tgif-separation-association-force/

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24) Freedom of religion secures other rights as well
Source: Notes on Liberty
by Derrill Watson

“Freedom of religion, the first freedom protected by the US Constitution’s First Amendment, is part of having freedom of speech. Imagine a country where you could say anything you wanted, except those ideas and principles you hold most dear to your heart. How free would you feel your speech actually is? If you have freedom of the press and can print any opinion or argument you care to, unless it is about your conscience, how free is your press? To say that you may express your political opinion and vote unless you have religious reasons for that opinion similarly denies the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Freedom of religion is also a guarantor of freedom of assembly.” (06/08/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/06/08/freedom-of-religion-secures-other-rights-as-well/

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25) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 8, part 5
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“Cryptocurrency brings order to the monetary realm. It may seem like chaos because the word ‘order’ is often used as a synonym for ‘uniformity.’ Lines of military march in tandem across a parade field, or an entire industry runs by the same mandated standards and practices. By contrast, crypto seems like the Wild West, largely due to three factors: crypto embodies the polar opposite of military unity, spontaneous order; crypto is in its evolving infancy, still struggling to find equilibrium in institutions, customs, and price; and government regulation and restrictions hinder its innovative development by trying to enforce conformity.” (06/09/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-a-dazzling-explosion-of-spontaneous-order/

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26) Samantha Bee and leftists have ruined #MeToo
Source: Town Hall
by John Dempsey

“Sexual harassment is a serious problem. It has been common in the workplace for decades. There is no telling how many women have been a victim of it. Harvey Weinstein inadvertently kicked off the #MeToo movement with his abhorrent behavior. From there, many ladies came forth and spoke out about their experiences. Leftists jumped on the opportunity to claim the campaign as their moral-political claim. MeToo has been diluted by the left. Samantha Bee recently called Ivanka Trump a ‘feckless c**t’ for posting a picture on Twitter of her holding her son. There was a tremendous backlash on the ‘Full Frontal’ host. Bee has apologized at least twice now. Advertisers are leaving at the moment. Now, there are more local commercials on her show than national. TBS is sticking with Bee and refusing to fire her. … Can’t Bee get terminated? Is sexual harassment not as severe as racism? The answer is Samantha Bee is on the right side of the political spectrum. … you can say whatever you want as long as your political ideology is on a particular side of the aisle.” (06/09/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/johndempsey/2018/06/09/samantha-bee-and-leftists-have-ruined-metoo-n2488738

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27) Don’t wait for Social Security’s crisis, it’s here
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Social Security is like the classic children’s tale, ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf.’ So many warnings have been made, no one listens anymore. Well guess what? The wolf’s now at the door. Are you listening now? For the first time in 36 years, Social Security will take money out of its ‘trust fund’ (an accounting fiction that would get you jailed for fraud in the private sector) to pay retirees. The truth is, Social Security is for all intents and purposes bankrupt. Since 2010, Social Security has been spending more than it took in, making up the difference by tapping into the interest paid on a $2.9 trillion government bond fund. That ‘interest’ is really your tax dollars. Congress, you see, spent the actual money that came in through your payroll taxes and left IOUs. Now, even the interest on those entitlement IOUs is no longer enough. So they’re going to have to start selling off assets to pay what they owe. Last year, it was $41 billion. It will only grow.” (06/08/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/social-securitys-crisis/

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28) An important distinction
Source: Strike the Root
by Paul Hein

“Governments are established by people who, obviously, do so for their own betterment. Specifically, the government is to protect the rights of its founders. A laudable idea, without doubt. A problem arises when the people who actually constitute the government realize that they have power, and power, it must be admitted, corrupts. The result, as we see today, is a group of people — the government — who recognize no authority but their own, and who have transmogrified from servants of the people to being served by the people.” (06/08/18)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/important-distinction

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29) Trump’s perverse view of patriotism
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“In an act of petty revenge against the Philadelphia Eagles, President Trump put on display the concept of patriotism that unfortunately has come to characterize America in the era of the national-security state — a concept that perverts the genuine meaning of patriotism on which America was founded and which characterized the nation throughout the 1800s.” (06/08/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/06/08/trumps-perverse-view-of-patriotism/

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30) For captured regulators, repealing the Volcker Rule is child’s play
Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“Perhaps the most condescending and unintentionally revealing comments any banker made in the wake of the banker-created 2008 financial crisis came from Jamie Dimon, CEO of too-big-to-fail bank JP Morgan Chase. ‘Not to be funny about it,’ Dimon told a congressional panel in 2010, ‘but my daughter asked me when she came home from school ‘What’s the financial crisis?’ and I said, ‘Well it’s something that happens every five to seven years.” Millions of Americans lost their homes in the wake of Wall Street’s crisis — which, come to think of it, isn’t that funny at all. Downturns are so simple, Dimon implies, that they can be explained to schoolchildren in a single sentence. Dimon also admitted his own industry’s ineptness and irresponsibility when he told the panel that ‘in mortgage underwriting, we somehow missed that home prices don’t go up forever.’” (06/08/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180608/for-captured-regulators-repealing-the-volcker-rule-is-childs-play

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31) ICOs have become a parody of themselves
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Kai Sedgwick

“It’s easy to take potshots at ICOs; the same thing happens to every shiny thing once it loses its luster. From nu-metal to flared trousers and from Twinkies to mini-discs, everything was cool at one time, until it wasn’t. It’s open season on ICOs right now, and the current crop of crowdsales are making it very easy for the haters to hate.” (06/10/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/icos-have-become-a-parody-of-themselves/

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32) Once again, New York state considers a terrible right of publicity law
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Daniel Nazer

“In what now appears to be an annual ritual, a bad right of publicity law is being rushed through at the end of the legislative session in New York. Assembly Bill 8155-B (and its counterpart Senate Bill 5857-B) would dramatically expand New York’s right of publicity, making it a property right that can be passed on to your heirs — even if you aren’t a New York resident. EFF has sent a memorandum to members of the New York State Legislature urging them not to support the bill. The right of publicity is an offshoot of state privacy law that gives a person the right to limit the public use of her name, likeness, or identity for commercial purposes. A limited version of this right makes sense — for example, allowing you to stop a company falsely claiming that you endorse its products. But the right of publicity has been expanded in recent years thanks to misguided legislation and court decisions. In some states, the right covers just about any speech that even ‘evokes’ a person’s identity.” (06/08/18)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/once-again-new-york-state-considers-terrible-right-publicity-law

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33) Let’s call the Farm Bill what it is: Corporate welfare
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“As of 1870, one of every two Americans worked in agriculture. As of 2012, that number was less than one in 50 and sinking fast toward one in 100. Advances in science and technology allow one fiftieth as many people to feed ten times as many mouths (not counting exports) now as then. … The rawboned, overall-clad man driving a tractor 12 hours a day, calling the cows in for their evening milking, slopping the hogs, and sitting down for an evening pipe on the front porch before bed was once my grandfather. Now he’s a carefully cultivated image of the past, used by organizations like [the American Farm Bureau Federation] to propagandize for the transfer of billions dollars every year from your pockets to theirs via the political process, on top of what you spend in honest exchange for their livestock and crops.” (06/10/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13773

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34) Programmed to believe: Why people buy into falsehoods
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Eoin O’Carroll

“If you’ve ever held a political conviction, you’ve probably found yourself asking, ‘How on Earth can those people be so gullible?’ Not your people, of course, the reasonable and well-informed ones who share your politics. No, we mean the millions on the other side, the ones who have chosen to stick their tinfoil-covered heads in the sand to swallow the tripe-flavored Kool-Aid. Those people. Except it turns out that, under the right conditions, any of us can be played. Behavioral scientists say that many of our beliefs about the world, true as they may be, are more likely to be determined by something other than our power to discriminate truth from fiction. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.” (06/08/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2018/0608/Programmed-to-believe-Why-people-buy-into-falsehoods

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35) Quantum Vibe, 06/08/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (06/08/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1805

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36) Trump’s criticism of G-7 is “unprecedented” scream the elite; that’s the whole point
Source: Fox News Forum
by Steve Hilton

“You know you’re getting somewhere when your opponents are all attacking you in the same way. So President Trump should feel a strong sense of satisfaction with a job well done after leaving the slightly pointless Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Canada on Saturday for another likely far more consequential summit in Singapore with North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un. The U.S. president’s critics are all using identical language in their denunciations of his policy positions. The complaints from U.S. allies over President Trump’s trade policies is that these polices are ‘unprecedented.’ They say he is undermining the ‘rules-based international order.’ That, as far as the global foreign policy establishment is concerned, is all you need to say. End of discussion. Notice that they don’t actually engage with the substance of President Trump’s arguments at all. We hear these criticisms from the pompous pearl-clutchers of the international elite.” (06/09/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/06/09/steve-hilton-trump-s-criticism-g-7-is-unprecedented-scream-elite-that-s-whole-point-trump.html

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37) My two cents’ worth on the bakery case at SCOTUS
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“[A]s Steve, Tom, and many others have pointed out, the Supreme Court DID decide narrowly, not in numbers (7-2 is a pretty strong decision these days) but in refusing to address the actual issue at the heart of the matter. Actually issues, plural. Tom gives some: freedom of association, freedom of religion, property rights, and freedom to conduct their personal affairs (including operating their business) in accordance with their own beliefs, religious or not. Let me add freedom of expression: free speech. Indeed, Phillips did NOT refuse to associate with these two men: no one claims (except for the extremists) that he refused to do business with them. But like freedom of association, the freedom necessarily implies freedom NOT to associate. Freedom of speech and expression necessarily grants freedom to NOT speak, to NOT express certain things.” (06/10/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/06/10/my-two-cents-worth-on-the-bakery-case-at-scotus/

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38) California primary reflections (Trump’s strange endorsement makes sense now)
Source: Town Hall
by Arthur Schaper

“The California Election 2018 primary has come and gone. It was real, and it was spectacular. Yes, I wrote that, as a beleaguered California conservative and Trump supporter. Election results worked out quite well in our favor and for the country as a whole. Was there a blue wave? Nope. More like a trickle, and the results portend a red resurgence of sorts. Perhaps a red wave will finally wash over the country and finish in the Pacific Ocean. For the past 8 years, from the Tea Party wave of 2010 to the present day, I watched with sad dismay as blue states like Pennsylvania and Michigan have gotten redder, while California has gone from cobalt blue to outright asphyxiation. This time around, the tide turned and for the better.” (06/08/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/arthurschaper/2018/06/09/california-primary-reflections-trumps-strange-endorsement-makes-sense-now-n2488982

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39) How birth certificates are being weaponized against trans people
Source: The Atlantic
by Garrett Epps

“[Walter A.] Plecker was Virginia’s registrar of vital statistics from 1912 to 1946. He played a leading role in creating and enforcing the grotesque racial dictatorship called segregation, which ruled the South from the 1890s until 1964 — and whose heritage still divides and degrades the region today. When Plecker took office, the birth certificate was a relative novelty — a Progressive-era reform pushed in part as a eugenics measure to protect old-stock white America from nonwhites and immigrants. … Plecker would, I suspect, not be surprised to learn that in 2018, the birth certificate is being used as a weapon against transgender people. To him, the birth certificate always was a weapon; he deployed it in a nearly 40-year campaign of racial terrorism against Virginia’s black residents — and a disturbingly successful attempt at what Coleman calls ‘pencil genocide’ against the state’s Native American population. It was particularly powerful in his hands because he was one of the architects of Virginia’s notorious Racial Integrity Act, passed in 1924 to prevent racially mixed marriages. Enforcing the Act required the state to maintain comprehensive records of its residents’ race.” (06/08/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/how-birth-certificates-are-being-weaponized-once-again/562361/

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40) Should the Fed print money to accommodate demand for money?
Source: Cobden Centre
by Dr. Frank Shostak

“What do we mean by demand for money? In addition, how does this demand differs from the demand for goods and services? The demand for a good does not reflect the demand for a particular good as such but the demand for the services that the good offers. For instance, an individual demands food because this provides the necessary elements that sustain his life and wellbeing. Demand here means that people want to consume the food in order to secure the necessary elements that sustain their life and wellbeing. The demand for money arises because of the services that money provides. However, instead of consuming money people demand money in order to exchange it for goods and services.” (06/08/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/06/should-the-fed-print-money-to-accommodate-demand-for-money/

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41) Can we stop fake news?
Source: The American Prospect
by Gabrielle Gurley

“As technology giants and news media titans wrestle with fact-checking, algorithm-tweaking, and outright lies, Americans remain susceptible to a more pernicious threat: fake news. Fake news is just one tool [sic] in President Trump’s disinformation toolbox, one that administration officials wield, not only to discredit the news media, but also the judiciary, individual members of Congress, and the intelligence community. It’s a classic tactic that wannabe autocrats deploy to undermine democracy: consolidating power by sowing distrust in major institutions. Political commentators Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Yevgeniy Golovchenko, and Gianni Riotta took up the topic of fake news and authoritarianism at the 2018 Social Media Weekend in New York. Sree Sreenivasan, a former New York City chief digital officer, hosted the June 1–2 conference at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.” [editor’s note: Calling fake news merely a “tool in President Trump’s disinformation toolbox” is proving how clueless this “pundit” really is; they ALL do it, on ALL sides of the media spectrum – SAT] (06/08/18)

http://prospect.org/article/can-we-stop-fake-news

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42) Thank you, blockchain, for this Warhol painting
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“New technologies don’t arrive in the world wholly completed with instantly obvious gains for society. They come iteratively, with plenty of fits and starts along the way. The status quo is obvious; the speculative future not always so. If we only look at finished products, or obvious scams, it is too easy to conclude that the newest and greatest is really just overrated nonsense. This is exactly what people used to say about email, online shopping, or even the Internet. For that matter, the same was said about telephones, flight, and internal combustion. Still it’s helpful to see examples of excellent applications, if only to help us gain understanding of the possible. Here is an excellent case in point.” (06/08/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/thank-you-blockchain-warhol-painting

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43) Individualism: The real “progressivism”
Source: Strike the Root
by Alex R Knight III

“I’m sure that I’m not simply speaking for myself when I say that I marvel — though with no great pleasure — at the ignorance of leftists who consider their view of the world to be ‘progressive.’ As if 19th Century socialist, Marxian doctrines and economics — after wreaking almost inconceivable havoc and bloodshed for just about the last 100 years — is or even can be anything considered ‘progress’ for the human race. This utterly blind and nonsensical allegiance to emotionalized dogma is a powerful enough indictment of leftist sensibilities that any conscious person should be persuaded to abandon it forthwith. But there is an even wider historical picture here.” (06/08/18)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/individualism-real-progressivism

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44) Safe position
Source: The Honest Courtesan
by Maggie McNeill

“Politicians like to represent themselves as ‘leaders,’ but in reality they’re usually followers. Any politician who wants to win support must, by necessity, espouse beliefs popular enough with the electorate to actually get elected; he must therefore follow ideas that have already gained support rather than proposing new ones. In other words, though politicians like to imagine themselves as rainmakers, they are really barometers. That’s one of the reasons the very few US politicians to come out in favor of sex worker rights over the past few decades have either failed to win office or else were forced to abandon their principles for the sake of political expediency. So it’s both exciting and telling to see so many politicians now supporting decriminalization or at least opposing increased criminalization …” (06/08/18)

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/safe-position/

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45) Workplace raids: A big problem with immigration enforcement
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“The ‘right to contract’ (or not contract) of course has a long and respectable history — now ignored or disparaged — in American political and legal history, and for good reason: it is foundational to the respect of property rights. But, when it comes to employers who don’t hire the ‘right’ kind of government-approved workers, then respect for property rights goes right out the window. This can be seen in recent efforts by the Trump administration to ratchet up raids on private businesses that are suspected of employing foreign nationals who haven’t filled out all the right government paperwork or jumped through the right bureaucratic hoops.” (06/08/18)

https://mises.org/wire/workplace-raids-big-problem-immigration-enforcement

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46) We’re still locking up the mentally ill
Source: In These Times
by Sady Doyle

“Mentally ill people are arrested for drug use (because they’re self medicating) or causing a public disturbance (because they’re manic or delusional). A few year back, I went to a new nurse practitioner for a medication adjustment for my bipolar II disorder. I went through an intake questionnaire. I listed my stressors: I was under extra pressure at work, I was planning my wedding, and my fiancé and I were trying to start a family. The NP nodded; she ‘listened.’ Then she prescribed me (a woman who’d just said she was trying to conceive) a medication linked to birth defects. Bipolar disorder and pregnancy are a tricky mix. Most medications have side effects, and going off medication is dangerous in its own right; it’s up to each woman to choose among the risks. But I wasn’t given that choice. The nurse practitioner didn’t tell me the medication’s potential effects on a pregnancy; she didn’t discuss alternatives. I didn’t realize what she’d done until I Googled the medication a few weeks later.” (06/08/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21101/mentally-ill-jail-prison-incarceration-nursing-bipolar-disorder

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47) Beware former central bankers telling you to work more
Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg
by Michael Krieger

“Hard work is fundamental to our continued existence and advancement as a species. I would never devalue the importance of hard work, particularly when combined with intense passion and drive, which leads to extraordinary technological progress and soaring artistic creations. Nevertheless, my ears perk up whenever I hear an older person lecture millennials about how they need to work more just to have a reasonable chance at a retirement compared to generations that came became before. Yet that’s exactly what happened when I read an article published at Politico by 75-year old Alicia Munnell, an academic who also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the U.S. Treasury Department under Bill Clinton. She seems to understand the problem. … it’s her unimaginative, and quite frankly, offensive conclusion about what’s to be done that I take issue with.” (06/08/18)

https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2018/06/08/beware-former-central-bankers-telling-you-to-work-more/

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48) A curious indictment
Source: Vin Suprynowicz
by Vin Suprynowicz

“If the FBI can prove I robbed a bank at gunpoint, and its agents then interview me and I deny I did any such thing, would it make more sense to charge me with bank robbery … or only with lying to FBI agents? I’d think armed robbery should be the more serious offense, wouldn’t you? If prosecutors can’t bring and prove that charge — but still charge me with lying about it — something smells. Yet while the headlines report James Wolfe, the former top staffer of the Senate Intelligence Committee busted this week, was charged with sneaking secrets about Carter Page and the probe of the Trump presidential campaign to the young reporter who was warming his bed at night (or playing bouncy with him in the afternoons, or whatever), that’s simply not true. Read the indictment. All he’s charged with is lying to the FBI about what he did.” (06/08/18)

https://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=6448

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49) Why Kennedy had to be removed
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The current, ongoing brouhaha over Russia helps to show explain why the U.S. national-security establishment removed President John F. Kennedy from office in the regime-change operation that took place on November 22, 1963. Yes, I know the official version that we are all expected to adhere to: that it is just inconceivable that the U.S. national-security establishment would initiate one of its storied regime-change operations within the United States. It just had to be a lone-nut operation because national-security regime-change operations are supposed to be carried out only against foreign leaders, not domestic ones. Of course, there has always been at least one big problem with the lone-nut theory: Motive.” (06/08/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/why-kennedy-had-to-be-removed/

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50) Donald Trump’s off-the-cuff summit with Kim Jong Un might succeed
Source: USA Today
by Aaron David Miller & Richard Sokolsky

“The history of U.S. foreign policy is littered with unsuccessful presidential summits, even when they have been preceded by months of careful preparation and infused by a coherent strategy and clear objectives set by a well-informed and experienced president. Ironically, the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stands a decent chance of success, even though the administration has flouted all the traditional rules of good summit planning. As Trump himself put it in a private meeting this week, according to a recording obtained by The Washington Post, ‘It’s an interesting journey. It’s called the land of the unknown — who knows? We’ll maybe make a deal. Maybe not.’ With two mercurial leaders, there’s always a risk that even a getting-to-know-you meeting might bomb. And we need to distinguish between the staged event and the more difficult process of reaching follow-on agreements. Even so, Singapore is likely to sing and here’s why.” (06/08/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/08/donald-trump-kim-jong-un-us-north-korea-summit-singapore-column/677659002

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51) Free Talk Live, 06/09/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Trump to Support STATES Act to Allow States to Legalize Cannabis? :: Why is alcohol legal? :: Satanic Herb! :: Cannabis Quotes :: Users vs Abusers :: Where are the cannabis prohibitionists? :: Legalization Supporters :: Heroin Legalization :: Cartels :: Illegals! :: Prohibitionist Caller Wants to Murder Cannabis Users :: Gateway Drug :: Trump Self Pardon :: Prison Explosive Collars :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/09/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-06-09

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52) Johnny Rocket Launch Pad, episode 149
Source: Johnny Rocket Launch Pad

“Can we change the future by educating babies and toddlers by instilling the foundations of libertarianism at an early age? Dori Goikhman joins Ben Wiegold and Johnny to discuss her new book series ‘Little Libertarians’ which is geared towards toddlers. Little Libertarians is a book series for children ages zero through six. Dori’s stories teach the foundational principles that underlie libertarianism, and relate them in a manner that even the youngest children can begin to understand and enjoy. Can baby propaganda work? We hope so!” [various formats] (06/09/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/johnny-rocket-launch-pad-episode-149-little-libertarians-w-dori-goikhman/

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53) AnCap Barber Shop, episode 43
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“We’re talking about a bunch of cool shit in this one, like an open pedophile, white supremacist dude who’s running for Congress and a cop murdering a groundhog in COLD BLOOD, but not until I talk about the stuff I want to talk about … like the 1998 Michael Bay action spectacular, Armageddon.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/09/18)

https://www.ancapbarbershop.com/cops-tariffs-and-nathan-larson-abs043/

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54) Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 109
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Episode 109 welcomes Josh and Eve LeVeque to the podcast for a chat with Skyler. Topics include: their separate journeys to libertarian thinking; the value of discussion groups; each of their police and state court experiences; crimes verse torts; authority verse loyalty; Thomas Jefferson Education (TJEd) and homeschooling; phases of learning; having kids; marijuana; their new short term rental business; peaceful parenting and spanking; and more.” [various formats] (06/09/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/josh-and-eves-journey-homeschooling-1h2m-episode-109

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55) Scott Adams Says, 06/09/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about all the fun news while sipping coffee in the wrong time zone.” [Flash video] (06/09/18)

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

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56) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1175
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Traditional social media outlets have been under scrutiny for their data collection, ideological bias, and skewed algorithms. Bill Ottman, co-creator and CEO of Minds.com, reviews the problems and proposes rather an exciting solution.” [various formats] (06/08/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1175-social-media-thought-control-is-this-the-answer/

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57) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 204
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #204, Patrick MacFarlane joins the show to discuss entrapment. The FBI has a history of using sting operations to generate terrorism charges against young Muslim men. Patrick breaks down the history and principles with entrapments. We then discuss how the entrapments drive the war state.” [various formats] (06/08/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-204-fbi-entrapment-guest-patrick-macfarlane

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58) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 93
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Right to Try is now federal law, after decades of dragging their feet. What’s in the News with stories on government indoctrination centers, lemonade stand shutdown, homeschooling, another bad cop, and First Amendment arrest.” [various formats] (06/08/18)

http://thelavaflow.com/right-to-try-tlf093/

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59) Deconstructed, 06/08/18
Source: The Intercept

“Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a thorn in the side of Wall Street who is widely assumed to be considering a 2020 run for the presidency, joins Mehdi Hasan in an exclusive interview on this week’s episode of Deconstructed to discuss her anti-corruption legislation and how she plans to drain the corporate money out of Washington.” [various formats] (06/08/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/08/elizabeth-warren-v-the-district-of-corruption/

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60) Felony Friday, episode 127
Source: Lions of Liberty

“[T]his episode was recorded before President Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson. During this show, Alice was identified as an individual worthy of clemency. Thankfully, with a final push by Kim Kardashian and the approval of President Trump, Alice Johnson is now free!!! Both of the individuals with me today are champions of criminal justice reform and more specifically fighting for clemency for non-violent offenders.” [various formats] (06/08/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/06/08/hey-kim-kardashian-and-trump-there-are-a-lot-more-prisoners-who-deserve-clemency/

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61) This Week in Bitcoin, 06/08/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“‘Its Complicated’ — Exchanges and Banks Relationship Status.” [various formats] (06/08/18)

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e222-Its-Complicated-Exchanges-and-Banks-Relationship-Status

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62) MilLiberty, episode 82
Source: Outset Magazine

“Caleb discusses the recent SCOTUS ruling over the Masterpiece Cakeshop and how it is important for the Freedom of Association. Many on the left are saying this case is not about a cake, it’s about discrimination. This is true, though probably not in the way they are thinking. A truly free society requires the right to be a bigot. It also require the right of free people to shun bigotry. That is how freedom works.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/08/18)

http://outsetnetwork.com/2018/06/08/milliberty-episode-82-the-right-to-discriminate/

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63) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/08/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“America’s Crony Capitalist + Welfare State hodgepodge has failed. What will replace it is still up for grabs. There are a vocal few who want to breathe new life into the dead carcass known as Socialism. The idea of ‘something for nothing’ never loses its luster. But it is the ideas of free markets and individual liberty that have intellectual and practical foundations to carry the day. Ron Paul discusses the road that Americans ought to take.” [Flash video] (06/08/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/socialism-isnt-the-answer-to-crony-capitalism-the-free-market-is

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64) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 243
Source: Libertarianism.org

“We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.” [various formats] (06/08/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/pharmaceutical-freedom-jessica-flanigan

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65) In The Tank Podcast, episode 143
Source: Heartland Institute

“Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft are joined by Justin Haskins in episode #143 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 Reason Foundation, the Economic Policy Institute, The Heritage Foundation, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.” [Flash audio] (06/08/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/06/in-the-tank-ep143-social-security-insolvency-free-college-and-vermont-paying-you-to-live-there/

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