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Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Yemen: Saudi invaders launch attack on port city of Hodeida
2) US Senate to include measure blocking Trump’s ZTE deal in annual corporate welfare bill
3) CPI: Consumer inflation rising at fastest pace in six years
4) Intuit credit service shuts down payments on all gun purchases
5) FL: Former police chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries to keep crime stats up
6) Jean-Claude Arnault, photographer in Nobel prize scandal, charged with rape
7) Nanodiamonds explain mysterious source of Milky Way microwaves
8) NPR caller: “Liberals would rather see thermonuclear war”
9) Study: LSD and magic mushrooms could heal damaged brain cells in people suffering from depression
10) CA: Oakland jogger destroys homeless man’s camp in video
11) UK: Mom pleads with regime thugs for return of epileptic son’s stolen medication
12) Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers
13) Vietnam: Pols approve new Internet censorship, data control measures
14) US politicians not yet toasting Trump-Kim summit
15) US to suspend military drills with South Korea
16) American cannabis companies turn to Canadian stock exchange to raise capital
17) AZ: Gang enforcer shot, wounded
18) Norway: Regime to invite more US Marines, for longer times and closer to Russia
19) Trump regime opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering Chinese regime
20) FBI announces 74 arrests in email fraud schemes

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Congress may declare the Forever War
22) North Korea: Pelosi versus peace
23) Bitcoin and the Beatles
24) You’ll soon be able to manufacture anything you want and governments will be powerless to stop it
25) The Trump-Kim summit: Kitsch or progress?
26) Maine about to become first state to test Ranked-Choice Voting
27) Trump’s tariff dictatorship
28) What just happened?
29) The case against qualified immunity, part 2
30) If Group of 7 expands, how about India and Brazil?
31) All roads lead to soft law
32) Is the state takeover of Jackson schools a step forward or back?
33) Adrift testifies to the strength of the human spirit
34) Why the Singapore summit might be a net plus
35) Twelve tips for making sense of the world
36) No Coke, Pepsi
37) Scoring the summit
38) Cryptocurrencies and drug legalization
39) Putting America first has made USA No. 1
40) The Democrats out-right the right on North Korean summit
41) Online sales taxes won’t solve states’ budget problems
42) Ortega’s got to go
43) The constitutional crisis is now
44) Trump will never get a better deal with Iran
45) Healthcare (desperately) needs more robots
46) Nicaragua perfectly exemplifies how socialism can only be maintained by force
47) Central banking: It’s alive!
48) How to drain the swamp: End the failed war on drugs, part 1
49) Italy’s new government and the fight for the Catholic soul
50) Common Core curriculum fails to educate while incubating progressivism

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/12/18
52) Scott Adams Says, 06/12/18
53) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 60
54) Free Talk Live, 06/11/18
55) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1176
56) Reason Podcast, 06/11/18
57) Anarcho Agenda, episode 70
58) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 351
59) One Free Family, episode 20
60) The Bob Zadek Show, 06/10/18

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

1) Yemen: Saudi invaders launch attack on port city of Hodeida
Source: CNN

“An operation to recapture [sic] the northwestern Yemeni port city of Hodeidah got underway at dawn Wednesday, potentially putting quarter of a million people at risk. Saudi-led coalition-backed forces launched attacks on the city’s airport and other neighborhoods in the south-eastern part of the city, with air force and navy support, Yemeni National Army General Mohsen Al Khosrof told CNN. Last week, the UN said that, in a worst-case scenario, as many as 250,000 people could be killed in an offensive against Hodeidah. The city, which is currently under the control of Iran-backed Houthi rebels [sic], is considered a lifeline for the country’s war-ravaged population. It serves as an entry point for 70% of foreign humanitarian aid into Yemen, according to the UN, and also provides the rebels with critical access to the Red Sea.” (06/13/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/middleeast/yemen-hodeidah-attack-intl/index.html

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2) US Senate to include measure blocking Trump’s ZTE deal in annual corporate welfare bill
Source: Washington Post

“The Senate plans to challenge President Trump’s pledge to lift certain restrictions against Chinese telecom giant ZTE by including a measure in the annual defense bill that would effectively block the deal from being implemented. The bipartisan amendment would reimpose penalties on ZTE for violating U.S. sanctions against exporting to Iran and North Korea that the Trump administration sought to lift in exchange for the company paying a $1 billion fine and funding an in-house compliance team of U.S. officials. It would also ban U.S. government agencies from purchasing any devices or services from ZTE or Huawei, another major Chinese telecom firm, or using government loans to subsidize any subsidiaries or affiliates of the two companies.” (06/12/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-to-include-measure-blocking-trumps-zte-deal-in-annual-defense-bill/2018/06/11/68300da0-6dc6-11e8-bd50-b80389a4e569_story.html

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3) CPI: Consumer inflation rising at fastest pace in six years
Source: MarketWatch

“A measure that tracks consumer prices shows the cost of living is increasing at the fastest pace in six years, reflecting a strong U.S. economy and ultra-tight labor market that’s stoking inflation. The consumer price index increased 0.2% in May, the government said Tuesday, in line with Wall Street’s forecast. The report came out one day before a Federal Reserve meeting in Washington that’s expected to result in another increase in U.S. interest rates.” (06/12/18)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/consumer-inflation-rising-at-fastest-pace-in-6-years-cpi-shows-2018-06-12

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4) Intuit credit service shuts down payments on all gun purchases
Source: Fox Business News

“Judge Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday told FOX Business Opens a New Window. that credit card processor Intuit Opens a New Window. is within its rights to shut down payments on gun purchases. A number of businesses were recently interrupted, without warning, after the maker of Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax, refused to process orders of gun-related sales, according to the New York Post. Napolitano said, generally, customers can’t be refused due to race, age, gender or sexual orientation but can be rejected if they dislike their business. ‘They can choose their customers, their clients unless that choice is based upon some protected aspects,’ Napolitano told Stuart Varney on ‘Varney & Co. Opens a New Window.’” (06/12/18)

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/credit-service-shuts-down-payments-on-all-gun-purchases

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5) FL: Former police chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries to keep crime stats up
Source: ABC News

“A former south Florida police chief and two of his officers are accused of framing a teenage boy for four burglaries in order to look like they had perfect burglary arrest statistics, according to federal prosecutors. The 16-year-old boy — who is not named in the indictment filed Thursday but is referred to by the initials ‘T.D.’ — was arrested in June 2013 on felony charges connected to four separate burglaries at unoccupied homes that April and May. Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano allegedly instructed Charlie Dayoub, who was a full-time officer, and Raul Fernandez, who was a reserve officer, to unlawfully arrest and charge the teen for the unsolved burglaries, even though there was no evidence that he was behind them, prosecutors allege. … Atesanio, Dayoub and Fernandez were charged with conspiring to violate the teen’s civil rights and with depriving him of his civil rights.” (06/12/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/US/police-chief-officers-allegedly-framed-teen-burglaries-crime/story?id=55834068

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6) Jean-Claude Arnault, photographer in Nobel prize scandal, charged with rape
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“A French photographer at the heart of a scandal that saw this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature postponed has been charged with rape. Jean-Claude Arnault, who was charged with two counts of rape dating back to 2011, denies the allegations. The Swedish Academy, which handles the prize, last month postponed it amid criticism of its handling of the case. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence against Mr Arnault ‘was robust and sufficient for prosecution.’ The photographer, who is well-known in Sweden, is married to a former member of the centuries-old Swedish Academy. ‘He maintains that he is completely innocent of the allegations,’ said Mr Arnault’s lawyer, Bjorn Hurtig.” (06/12/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44457001

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7) Nanodiamonds explain mysterious source of Milky Way microwaves
Source: United Press International

“Astronomers have discovered microscopic gemstones surrounding three infant star systems in the Milky Way. Researchers believe tiny diamonds account for the shimmer of cosmic microwave light that has puzzled astronomers for 20 years. The shimmer is known as anomalous microwave emission, or AME. For decades, scientists have struggled to explain why the odd glow emanates from several of the galaxy’s protoplanetary disks. Until now, scientists thought the most likely culprit was a type of carbon-based molecule called a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH. The interstellar particles yield a faint infrared signature. Another possible culprit, hydrogenated nanodiamonds, produce a similar but slightly different infrared pattern.” (06/11/18)

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/06/11/Nanodiamonds-explain-mysterious-source-of-Milky-Way-microwaves/2101528735263/

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8) NPR caller: “Liberals would rather see thermonuclear war”
Source: Raw Story

“Pundits on NPR’s 1A program shot down a caller on Tuesday after he suggested that Democrats want nuclear war and ‘millions dead’ to prove that President Donald Trump has failed in his attempt to denuclearize North Korea. After Trump’s meeting this week with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a caller named Phil complained to NPR about criticism of the summit. ‘Liberals would rather see thermonuclear war with millions of people dead than Donald Trump succeeding in denuclearizing North Korea,’ the caller said. ‘Liberals hate Donald Trump so much that they don’t want him to succeed at anything at all no matter what the consequences are of him failing. That’s the sad state of our country today.’ NPR host Joshua Johnson called the remark ‘unfair,’ but he agreed with the caller’s point about Democrats wanting Trump to fail.” [editor’s note: It does often seem that way; even as a non-Trumper observer I am amazed at some of the media and their thralls among my longtime friends – SAT] (06/12/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/liberals-rather-see-thermonuclear-war-npr-caller-says-dems-want-millions-dead-just-trump-fails

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9) Study: LSD and magic mushrooms could heal damaged brain cells in people suffering from depression
Source: Independent [UK]

“Psychedelic drugs like LSD and ecstasy ingredient MDMA have been shown to stimulate the growth of new branches and connections between brain cells which could help address conditions like depression and addiction. Researchers in California have demonstrated these substances, banned as illicit drugs in many countries, are capable of rewiring parts of the brain in a way that lasts well beyond the drugs’ effects. This means psychedelics could be the ‘next generation’ of treatments for mental health disorders which could be more effective and safer than existing options, the study’s authors from the University of California.” (06/12/18)

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/psychedelic-drugs-brain-repair-lsd-depression-anxiety-lsd-dmt-amphetamines-ketamine-a8395511.html

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10) CA: Oakland jogger destroys homeless man’s camp in video
Source: USA Today

“A shirtless jogger upended a homeless man’s encampment at a lake in central Oakland on Friday, allegedly throwing his belongings into the lake. Footage of the jogger dismantling the camp in a lakeside shelter went viral after being published on a neighborhood Facebook group, sparking outcry from residents and condemnation from Oakland’s mayor. It also prompted support for the homeless man, an unwitting face of the city’s housing dilemma. ‘He’s taking a homeless man’s stuff and he’s throwing it in the lake,’ said Oakland resident JJ Harris as he filmed the jogger stomping through the encampment and carrying armfuls of it away. Clothing and blankets can be seen floating in the waters of Lake Merritt. ‘It’s worse than it was before,’ an onlooker says off camera. As bystanders plead for the jogger to stop, he claims he’s ‘picking up trash’ and that the items ended up in the lake by ‘accident.’ The video ends with the jogger having walked off in the distance.” [editor’s note: I hope this asshole gets blasted all over social media, and maybe someone decides to trash his house – SAT] (06/12/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/06/12/oakland-jogger-trashes-homeless-mans-camp-lake-merritt-video/694005002

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11) UK: Mom pleads with regime thugs for return of epileptic son’s stolen medication
Source: The Telegraph [UK]

“A mother who had the cannabis oil used to treat her son’s severe epilepsy [stolen] at Heathrow Airport has said the Home Office minister has signed her son’s ‘death warrant.’ Charlotte Caldwell made the trip to Toronto and back with 12-year-old Billy to get a six-month supply to treat up to 100 seizures a day, but said border officials [stole] the oil on Monday. … The Home Office said it is ‘sympathetic to the difficult and rare’ situation faced by the Caldwells, but defended the [theft]. … [Billy] became the first person in the UK to receive a prescription after his local GP, Brendan O’Hare, began writing scripts. The doctor was summoned to a meeting with Home Office officials recently and told to desist.” (06/12/18)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/11/cannabis-oil-epileptic-boy-seized-heathrow-mother-says-minister/

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12) Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“Taxi app company Uber has applied for a patent to use artificial intelligence to determine how drunk potential passengers might be. The app used to summon rides could also feed other information to the driver, including a passenger’s location, how accurately they are typing and even the angle they are holding their phone at. It could help drivers who do not want to pick up inebriated riders. But critics said it could also be used to identify vulnerable passengers. According to the application to the US patent office, the system would spot ‘uncharacteristic user activity.’ Uber does not have the best track record when it comes to collecting data. In 2014 it was revealed the company used a software program known as God View to monitor real-time locations of customers and drivers.” (06/12/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44452259

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13) Vietnam: Pols approve new Internet censorship, data control measures
Source: CNet News

“Vietnam is taking a leaf out of China’s book when it comes to regulating the internet. Legislators in Vietnam have approved a law requiring global tech firms with operations in the country to keep user data there, Reuters reported Tuesday. In addition, social media companies like Facebook will have to remove offending content from their platforms within one day of receiving a request from authorities. An estimated 55 million people in Vietnam use social media regularly and the country is home to some of Facebook’s most active users, ranking at seventh worldwide, according to a 2018 global digital report. Vietnam already has existing laws penalising anyone guilty of ‘propaganda against the state.’” (06/12/18)

https://www.cnet.com/news/vietnam-backs-new-law-to-tighten-control-on-the-internet/

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14) US politicians not yet toasting Trump-Kim summit
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Republican and Democratic leaders aren’t quite celebrating President Donald Trump’s historic meeting Tuesday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, saying the initial agreement they struck won’t mean much unless the North completely denuclearizes. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called the meeting a ‘major first step,’ in U.S.-North Korea relations, but not a decisive one if North Korea does not follow through. ‘The next steps in negotiations will test whether we can get to a verifiable deal,’ McConnell said on the Senate floor. He added, ‘We and our allies must be prepared to restore the policy of maximum pressure.’” [editor’s note: This thing succeeding could do so much to show how inept these career pols have been, they might have to all pack their bags – SAT] (06/12/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/US-politicians-not-yet-toasting-Trump-Kim-summit-12987440.php

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15) US to suspend military drills with South Korea
Source: USA Today

“President Trump’s pledge Tuesday to suspend joint U.S. military exercises with South Korea will be a welcome concession to North Korea, which has frequently complained that the drills are a preparation for war. But halting the annual exercises would not represent a major sacrifice for the United States, which has suspended the military drills before in an effort to lessen tensions on the peninsula. They can be restarted quickly. … It’s not clear how South Korea will react to the suspension. South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has been pushing the United States and North Korea to reconcile their differences and would likely support the offer. But Moon’s opponents consider U.S. military support as critical to the defense of South Korea.” (06/12/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/06/12/trump-suspend-military-exercises-south-korea/693527002/

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16) American cannabis companies turn to Canadian stock exchange to raise capital
Source: Smell the Truth

“Some of America’s best cannabis companies are now being traded in Canadian stock markets. The California-based marijuana retailer MedMen Enterprises started trading this week on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), Investors Business Daily reports. With a reported pre-money valuation of $1.65 billion dollars, the well-known dispensary chain plans to go public in Canada through a reverse takeover deal with Ladera Ventures. Although Ladera trades on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada, MedMen will be listed on the CSE. ‘Canada has a very well developed ecosystem for early stage corporate finance in the public markets,’ said Canadian Securities Exchange CEO Richard Carleton to Smell the Truth. ‘We did grow up on extractive industries like mining exploration, and oil and gas exploration and production. We actually are one of the few public markets in the world where you have risk capital that’s brought to bear on the public side.’ U.S. marijuana companies are not allowed to list on the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange due to federal restrictions, leaving a nascent yet booming market to be traded in Canada.” (06/12/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/06/11/american-marijuana-companies-turn-to-canadian-stock-exchange-to-raise-capital

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17) AZ: Gang enforcer shot, wounded
Source: Fox News

“A border patrol agent was shot and wounded Tuesday near the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol said. … The agent, who has not been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment with a non life-threatening injury. … Federal officials would not elaborate on where or how the agent was shot and said several people, referred to as ‘subjects,’ were [abducted by the “Border Patrol” gang].” (06/12/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/12/border-patrol-agent-shot-wounded-in-southern-arizona.html

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18) Norway: Regime to invite more US Marines, for longer times and closer to Russia
Source: Reuters

“Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia. The government in Oslo has grown increasingly concerned about Russia following its annexation of Crimea in 2014. Some 330 U.S. Marines were scheduled to leave Norway at the end of this year after an initial contingent arrived in January 2017 to train for fighting in winter conditions. They are the first foreign troops to be stationed in Norway, a member of NATO, since World War Two. The initial decision to welcome the Marines irked Russia and Moscow said it would worsen bilateral relations and escalate tensions on NATO’s northern flank.” [editor’s note: Crimea kind of made sense, since without it Russia had ZERO ocean ports not frozen over most of the year – SAT] (06/12/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-us-russia/norway-to-invite-more-u-s-marines-for-longer-and-closer-to-russia-idUSKBN1J8149

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19) Trump regime opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering Chinese regime
Source: CNN

“China has lodged a protest with the US following the official opening of Washington’s new de facto embassy in Taiwan, a self-ruled island off China’s southeastern coast that Beijing considers a renegade province. ‘The United States sending officials to Taiwan under any excuses is in serious violation of the ‘one China’ principle,’ Geng Shuang, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, said Tuesday. ‘It interferes with China’s internal affairs and negatively impacts China-US relations. We urge the US to abide by its pledge to China and correct its mistake to avoid harming China-US relations and peace in the Taiwan Strait. The American Institute in Taiwan, as the de facto US embassy in Taipei is called, was officially declared open Tuesday morning, in a ceremony attended by senior US diplomats and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.” (06/12/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/12/asia/us-taiwan-de-facto-embassy-china-intl/index.html

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20) FBI announces 74 arrests in email fraud schemes
Source: ZDNet

“The US Justice Department on Monday announced the arrest of 74 individuals, including 42 in the US, for their involvement in ‘business email compromise’ (BEC) schemes designed to steal money and valuable information from both businesses and individuals. In addition to the 42 in the US, the arrests included 29 in Nigeria, as well as three in Canada, Mauritius, and Poland. Federal authorities also seized nearly $2.4 million, and they disrupted and recovered approximately $14 million in fraudulent wire transfers.” (06/12/18)

https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-arrests-74-email-fraudsters/

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

21) Congress may declare the Forever War
Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“[E]very single spring, roughly 3.5 million high-school graduates reach adulthood with no memory of a time when their country wasn’t waging multiple wars. This undemocratic Forever War is a civic disaster. The United States is at war in so many places, against so many groups, that the majority of citizens would struggle to name half of them — and no reader can name all of them, unless an official with access to highly classified information is among us, because the identities of some of the groups the United States is fighting are state secrets. … The need for Congress to act — to rein in the president, to protect American blood and treasure, to preserve republican government, and to reassert its lawful, constitutional authority over war — has never been more urgent …. But incredibly, the most widely supported effort to improve on the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) that Congress passed after the September 11, 2011 terrorist attack, a resolution that has been stretched past the breaking point by successive presidents, would actually legalize war in all of the places it is presently being waged and radically increase the president’s ability to legally expand the Forever War.” (06/12/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/congress-may-declare-the-forever-war/562175/

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22) North Korea: Pelosi versus peace
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Which is worse: The specter of nuclear war, or giving US president Donald Trump credit for a significant diplomatic accomplishment? In her official statement on Trump’s Singapore summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi makes it clear that a few million incinerated human beings are a small price to pay to keep the 68-year-old Korean War going. Maybe not forever, but at least until there’s a Democrat in the White House.” (06/12/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13781

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23) Bitcoin and the Beatles
Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“I’m starting on a series of stories just now, involving jumps back into the past. Part of the process has been to listen to old music to get a feel for the era I’m writing about. And that led me to my Bitcoin-and-Beatles parallels. Bear in mind, please, that this isn’t only for fun. Both the rise of the Beatles and the rise of Bitcoin are social phenomena, tied to popular acceptance. There may be substance beneath some of this. But either way, let’s have some fun with this idea.” (06/12/18)

https://www.freemansperspective.com/bitcoin-and-the-beatles/

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24) You’ll soon be able to manufacture anything you want and governments will be powerless to stop it
Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“In the very near future, governments will lose the ability to keep guns, drones, and other forbidden goods out of the hands of their subjects. They’ll also be rendered impotent to enforce trade and technology embargoes. Power is shifting from the state to individuals and small groups courtesy of additive manufacturing — aka 3D printing — technology. Additive manufacturing is poised to revolutionize whole industries–destroying some jobs while creating new opportunities. That’s according to a recent report from the prestigious RAND Corporation, and there’s plenty of evidence to support the dynamic and ‘disruptive’ view of the future that the report promises. It’s all pretty cool, if you look forward to a future that just won’t fit under rulers’ thumbs.” (06/12/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/06/12/you-can-soon-manufacture-anything

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25) The Trump-Kim summit: Kitsch or progress?
Source: spiked
by Tim Black

“To establish a relationship based on a mutual desire for peace and prosperity? To build a lasting peace? To work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula? These aren’t clear, discernible commitments; they are the vague slogans of a Powerpoint presentation prepared last thing at night. Apparently US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is now working on the detail, but why on Earth wouldn’t the detail have been worked on before the summit? And if it was not, what exactly do Trump and Kim think they are agreeing to — because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t desire peace and prosperity? … But then that is what is peculiar and novel about Trump-style diplomacy. Its political content is not to be found in clauses and caveats, but in its style, its mode of presentation. This is why the meaning of this summit was always going to be the sheer spectacle of the summit itself, rather than a flimsy document.” (06/12/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-trump-kim-summit-kitsch-or-progress/

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26) Maine about to become first state to test Ranked-Choice Voting
Source: In These Times
by Julia Conley

“At a May 12 Democratic gubernatorial forum hosted by Indivisible, the crowd is treated to a reinterpretation of the 1940s novelty song, ‘I’m My Own Grandpa.’ The new lyrics relate a saga still raw for many Mainers: how two Independents split the vote in 2010, letting racist Republican Paul LePage be elected in the traditionally blue state with less than 38 percent of the vote. In 2014, it happened again (with just one Independent this time). The audience joins the chorus: ‘We want RCV / We want RCV / It sounds funny I know, but the people will show you, / We want RCV …’ The tone is jubilant. RCV, or ranked-choice voting, is a procedural solution to the problem of vote-splitting. After a three-year tussle between activists and legislators, Maine will become the first state to use RCV, in June.” (06/12/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21186/maine-ranked-choice-voting-democratic-gubernatorial-forum

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27) Trump’s tariff dictatorship
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Isn’t it amazing how some mainstream pundits can easily recognize dictatorial actions of foreign leaders like North Korea’s Kim Jung Un, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, and the Philippines’s Rodrigo Duterte but then go blind when it comes to similar-type actions by President Trump. A good example is Trump’s unilateral imposition of tariffs on Europe, Canada, China, and Latin America and, for that matter, his unilateral imposition of sanctions on Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and Cuba. What is a dictator? A dictator is a ruler who dictates. He issues orders and decrees. He commands. Everyone is expected to obey.” (06/12/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/06/12/trumps-tariff-dictatorship/

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28) What just happened?
Source: The New Republic
by Jon Wolfsthal

“The problem with the word ‘historic’ is that it doesn’t mean much, on its own. If all you can say of an event is that it was remarkable for having taken place, then it’s hard to say what it accomplished. Having worked on and in North Korea for 30 years, I have my doubts that the Singapore meeting and jubilant post-summit presser will lead to the elimination of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. We have seen similar hopes and efforts of past presidents end in failure. ‘We’re prepared to start a new history and we’re ready to write a new chapter between our nations,’ President Trump said at his and Kim Jong Un’s joint press conference Tuesday. The hopes for peace and disarmament are understandable and laudable, and Trump clearly believes that Kim has committed in a real way to achieve the denuclearization that has been sought but never achieved. But turning hope into genuine achievement is why verification exists, and so far we have none to show for our Trump’s efforts.” [editor’s note: I am fascinated how Trump-hating “progressives” get more angry, not less, when something potentially positive takes place – SAT] (06/12/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/148994/just-happened

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29) The case against qualified immunity, part 2
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Joanna Schwartz

“Yesterday, I explained that qualified immunity doctrine looks nothing like the common law in existence in 1871, when Section 1983 became law. But the Court appears to recognize this fact — it acknowledged decades ago that it had ‘completely reformulated qualified immunity along principles not at all embodied in the common law.’ Today, the Court defends qualified immunity doctrine not as a relic of the common law but instead as an instrument to achieve various policy goals — protection from personal financial liability, protection from the burdens of discovery and trial in insubstantial cases, and protection against the threat of overdeterrence of officers on the job. Yet, as I argue in a forthcoming article, excerpted here, all available evidence indicates that qualified immunity doctrine fails to serve these policy goals.” (06/12/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/06/12/the-case-against-qualified-immunity-part

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30) If Group of 7 expands, how about India and Brazil?
Source: USA Today
by James Dobbins

“The world’s largest free market democracies have met annually at the summit level since 1975. President Trump has proposed that Russia should be included in future meetings. But Russia would not seem to qualify on any count. It has a crony capitalist economy and an illiberal democracy. And it is not one of the world’s 10 largest economies. According to the World Bank, China, India and Brazil have bigger gross domestic products, and the latter two are also market democracies. Russia was added to these meetings in 1997 at a time when hope remained that democratic and economic reforms would take hold there. Russia was disinvited beginning in 2014 after it seized Crimea and invaded eastern Ukraine.” (06/12/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/12/group-7-invite-india-and-brazil-before-russia-column/691826002

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31) All roads lead to soft law
Source: Niskanen Center
by Ryan Hagemann

“The ancient Romans are commonly credited with exporting the rule of law throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. But it is often overlooked that in the Republican era, Roman politics and society were largely governed by a set of unwritten rules and norms collectively known as mos maiorum, or ‘the way of the elders.’ During the decline and fall of the Republic, it was the unraveling of these informal institutions — not the erosion of the formal rule of law — that ultimately paved the way for the more direct and systematized bureaucratic governance that became a hallmark of Imperial Rome. Today, with the emergence of the Internet and the torrent of new technologies it has brought in its wake, federal regulators often resort to their own form of mos maiorum in an attempt to keep pace with the rapid advancement of technology.” (06/12/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/all-roads-lead-to-soft-law/

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32) Is the state takeover of Jackson schools a step forward or back?
Source: Our Future
by Jeff Bryant

“America’s ongoing saga to ‘reform’ public schools is filled with stories of state officials taking over ‘underperforming’ school districts. Recent presidential administrations, including Obama’s, have approved of such takeovers even though, in nearly every instance (New Orleans, Detroit, Newark, …) takeovers are carried out by white state officials accusing black and brown communities of being unable to care for their children. This story repeated itself recently in Jackson, Mississippi, where a state audit of the district’s schools gave justification for a series of hearings by the state accreditation board and education department to propose a takeover of Jackson schools. The mostly white state officials presented their cases for takeover in a room limited in seating and closed to the public except for invited guests.” (06/12/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180612/will-the-state-takeover-of-jackson-schools-be-better-together-or-the-same-old-education-politics

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33) Adrift testifies to the strength of the human spirit
Source: Independent Institute
by Sam Staley

“The intensity ratchets up somewhat late in the survival movie Adrift, a largely true account of 24-year-old Tami Oldham’s 41 harrowing days stranded at sea. The magnitude of Oldham’s (now Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s) accomplishment is a testimony to the strength of the human spirit when facing seemingly impossible odds. This story is told well in Adrift although the intensity of the film might challenge those who have actually experienced trauma in the outdoors or in isolation.” (06/12/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/06/12/adrift-testifies-to-the-strength-of-the-human-spirit/

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34) Why the Singapore summit might be a net plus
Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“This was one of the most complete capitulations by US negotiators since the 1973 peace agreement with North Vietnam. For years we’ve been demanding that North Korea de-nuclearize, and this agreement does not achieve that goal. Despite this failure, we gave up some significant concessions, including the meeting itself and also the end to certain training exercises. A hawkish skeptic might argue that this is all a delaying tactic from Kim. Think about the very bellicose language from President Trump after taking office. Perhaps Kim was worried that Trump would do something extreme, and this is a way of buying time. Meanwhile, Trump badly wanted a win, and that limited his ability to negotiate a tough agreement …” (06/12/18)

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

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35) Twelve tips for making sense of the world
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“In an environment that is saturated with mass media propaganda, it can be hard to figure out which way’s up, let alone get an accurate read on what’s going on in the world. Here are a few tips I’ve learned which have given me a lot of clarity in seeing through the haze of spin and confusion. Taken separately they don’t tell you a lot, but taken together they paint a very useful picture of the world and why it is the way it is: 1.) It’s always ultimately about acquiring power. In the quest to understand why governments move in such irrational ways, why expensive, senseless wars are fought while homeless people die of exposure on the streets, why millionaires and billionaires get richer and richer while everyone else struggles to pay rent, why we destroy the ecosystem we depend on for our survival, why one elected official tends to advance more or less the same harmful policies and agendas as his or her predecessor, people often come up with explanations which don’t really hold water.” [editor’s note: The other 11 are just as wise and well-presented – SAT] (06/12/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/06/12/twelve-tips-for-making-sense-of-the-world

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36) No Coke, Pepsi
Source: The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith

“It says here that David Koch is retiring. In case you don’t know, he is the younger of two oil billionaire brothers associated with the libertarian movement who bankrolled the Cato Institute, and whom ‘progressives’ love to hate, automatically blaming them for what little they don’t blame Donald Trump for. Genuine libertarians and conservatives don’t like them much, either, for a variety of reasons.” (06/10/18)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2018/tle977-20180610-02.html

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37) Scoring the summit
Source: The American Spectator
by George Neumayr

“The media rebuked Ronald Reagan for calling the Soviet Union an evil empire. These days the media is demanding that Donald Trump isolate North Korea as one. Suddenly the peaceniks of the press corps deplore dialogue and demand to know why ‘Trump is legitimizing’ Kim Jong Un. On Monday night, MSNBC assembled a panel of spiteful Trump critics to throw a wet blanket over the summit. The doves turned into hawks and spent much of the evening trying to peck at Trump. Most of the people on the panel are apologists for this or that communist thug — just go back and look at MSNBC’s fawning coverage of Fidel Castro’s death — but on Monday night they played hardliners. Rachel Maddow, furrowing her brow as usual, objected to Trump even holding a summit. She has finally found a communist leader she thinks America should ostracize. When Obama met with the Castro brothers, she burbled with enthusiasm. But she covered this moment of historic diplomacy like a funeral, shuddering at the thought of North Korea joining the ‘community’ of nations.” (06/12/18)

https://spectator.org/scoring-the-summit/

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38) Cryptocurrencies and drug legalization
Source: OpEdNews
by Justin Samuels

“As drug legalization spreads, banks are often reluctant to process payments for marijuana companies. The main reason is that so long as drugs are illegal under the federal government of the US, major payment processors such as Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, among others, will not process those transactions. Marijuana vendors are then forced to either credit unions or local banks that do not do business across state lines. But they are compelled to accept payments in cash. This is risky in case the business is robbed, and also customers often don’t feel comfortable or the need to carry cash in the digital age. Blockchain presents the perfect solution.” (06/11/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Cryptocurrencies-And-Drug-by-Justin-Samuels-Banking_Bitcoins_Credit_Drug-Companies-Marketing-180612-127.html

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39) Putting America first has made USA No. 1
Source: Town Hall
by Stephen Moore

“The left is quickly running out of excuses for why Donald Trump’s economic policies have caused a boom rather than the bust that they predicted with such great certainty. Last year, when the U.S. economy began to percolate with faster growth, the media and other Trump haters argued that this simply reflected a pickup in worldwide growth: Trump was riding the wave of what economists were calling ‘synchronized growth.’ But now what do they have to say? The latest indicators are that, as a Wall Street Journal headline reported on June 3: ‘Global Economic-Growth Story Fades.’ Japan’s growth rate is estimated to have slowed to slightly negative in the first quarter. The European Union was at an anemic 0.4 percent. The pace of global growth is expected to be much slower over the next two years, according to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.” (06/12/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/stephenmoore/2018/06/12/putting-america-first-has-made-usa-no-1-n2489661

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40) The Democrats out-right the right on North Korean summit
Source: CounterPunch
by Ajamu Baraka

“If more proof was needed to persuade anyone that the Democrats are indeed a war party, it was provided when Senator Chuck Schumer and other Democrat leaders in the Senate engaged in a cynical stunt to stake out a position to the right of John Bolton on the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un. The Democrats asserted that the planned summit could only be judged successful if the North Koreans agreed to dismantle and remove all their nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, end all production and enrichment of uranium, dismantle its nuclear weapons infrastructure, and suspend ballistic missile tests. Those demands would constitute an unconditional surrender on the part of the North Korean leadership and will not happen, and the Democrats know it.” (06/12/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/12/the-democrats-out-right-the-right-on-north-korean-summit/

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41) Online sales taxes won’t solve states’ budget problems
Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Jessica Melugin

“Today, many states are enjoying a revenue windfall from national economic growth, as well as the new revenue thanks to recent federal tax reforms. So, the big question many are beginning to ask is: why do states need to unearth yet another revenue source? The main argument for states ‘needing’ this new taxing power is that they have suffered from shrinking sales tax revenue as more purchases are made online. An often-quoted study updated in 2016, and funded by proponents of expanding sales tax collection, projected a total of $211 billion in lost revenue between 2018 and 2022. But a 2017 study from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found something very different.” (06/12/18)

https://cei.org/content/online-sales-taxes-wont-solve-states-budget-problems

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42) Ortega’s got to go
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Sometimes ‘if it bleeds, it leads’ fails us. Only a few news outlets have given much attention to Nicaragua’s ongoing atrocities.” (06/12/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/06/12/ortegas-got-to-go/

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43) The constitutional crisis is now
Source: The American Prospect
by Robert Reich

“I keep hearing that if Trump fires Mueller we’ll face a constitutional crisis. Or if Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify and Trump defies the subpoena, it’s a constitutional crisis. Or if Mueller comes up with substantial evidence that Trump is guilty of colluding with Russia or of obstructing justice but the House doesn’t move to impeach him, we’ll have a constitutional crisis. I have news for you. We’re already in a constitutional crisis. For a year and a half the president of the United States has been carrying out a systemic attack on the institutions of our democracy. A constitutional crisis does not occur suddenly like a coup that causes a government to collapse. It occurs gradually, as a system of government is slowly weakened. The current crisis has been unfolding since the waning days of the 2016 campaign when Trump refused to say whether he’d be bound by the election results if Hillary won.” (06/12/18)

http://prospect.org/article/constitutional-crisis-now

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44) Trump will never get a better deal with Iran
Source: The American Conservative
by Scott Ritter

“In setting out the conditions under which the Trump administration would consider diplomatically re-engaging with Iran on nuclear issues, Pompeo listed a dozen steps Iran would have to fulfill that, when taken collectively, represented de facto terms of surrender that no Iranian political figure could ever agree to and hope to survive. That isn’t to say that the government in Tehran would be averse to negotiations of any kind — Iran had shown some flexibility in discussions with European parties prior to the American withdrawal on several of the issues contained in Pompeo’s 12-step program, including ballistic missiles, relations with Hezbollah, and a resolution to the Syrian crisis. There were some indications that Iran would even be willing to discuss ways to manage how it would proceed with enrichment once the so-called ‘sunset clauses’ limiting the number of operational centrifuges expired. The Trump administration, however, has shown no inclination towards engaging in negotiations of that sort. Pompeo’s speech was about more than simply rejecting the JCPOA — it was a virtual declaration of war against Iran.” (06/12/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trump-will-never-get-a-better-deal-with-iran/

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45) Healthcare (desperately) needs more robots
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Mark P Mills

“Economists are notoriously lousy at predicting technology or understanding the laws of nature. But the closest economists get to having a law of physics is in the truism that increasing productivity is the primary force driving economic growth. An enormous body of scholarship has been devoted to studying productivity: Robert Solow was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize for providing a coherent theory around productivity, technology and growth. The bottom line: absent foundational innovations, there are no prospects for higher productivity. And in no sector of America is there a greater need for productivity growth than in health care. As tech analyst Bret Swanson notes, over the past 15 years, healthcare productivity (value added per labor-hour) has remained stagnant. Meanwhile productivity in physical industries has improved by about 15% and productivity in digital industries has improved by 50%.” (06/11/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/healthcare-robots/

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46) Nicaragua perfectly exemplifies how socialism can only be maintained by force
Source: PanAm Post
by David Unsworth

“The past century and a half have clearly demonstrated that people do not want socialism. They will, in fact, risk their very lives to flee it. As Europe lay in ruins in the waning days of World War II, and Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union carved up their spheres of influence, half of Europe was soon to fall under the onerous dominion of Soviet Communism. It soon became readily apparent that those in Eastern Europe, suffering under the yoke of a completely failed ideology, got the raw end of the deal. As massive flows of people sought to live in liberty, as opposed to tyranny, the Iron Curtain was established: barbed wire, walls, machine gun turrets, observation posts, all to prevent people from escaping socialism to live in free-market economies. … Now in Nicaragua, as well, death is the penalty for defying the socialist authorities.” (06/11/18)

https://panampost.com/david-unsworth/2018/06/11/nicaragua-perfectly-exemplifies-how-socialism-can-only-be-maintained-by-force/

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47) Central banking: It’s alive!
Source: Cobden Centre
by Sean Corrigan

“In his recent posting on Linked In, entitled, ‘The death of macro-prudential,’ Stuart Trow of the EBRD delivered a well-aimed broadside at the pitiable conduct of the Bank of England and elaborated on some of the malign consequences of its catalogue of errors. Without wishing to single him out unduly for criticism for a piece with whose broad outlines I concur, I see it as a prime example of where even those who are not wholly in thrall to the cult of ‘Whatever it Takes’ often miss the critical features of that cult’s essential evil. Left unaddressed, therefore, I fear this lack can only leave the intellectual soil fertile for a continued harvest of malign outcomes on the part of our clay-footed idols in the central banks.” (06/12/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/06/central-banking-its-alive/

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48) How to drain the swamp: End the failed war on drugs, part 1
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by David Stockman

“There are few more wasteful and inappropriate federal activities than the seizing and destroying of indoor and outdoor cannabis plants. At the peak of Washington’s pointless war on drugs in 2010 the DEA funded the eradication of 11 million marijuana plants, and has caused 125 million of such ‘weeds’ to be pulled and destroyed since 1990. That’s right. While the taxpayers of Flyover America were being shackled with what is now $20 trillion of public debt, the boondogglers and busybodies of the Imperial City were chopping up harmless cannabis plants in pursuit of the very dumbest and most destructive ‘war’ of the last 50 years.” (06/12/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/how-to-drain-the-swamp-end-the-failed-war-on-drugs-part-1/

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49) Italy’s new government and the fight for the Catholic soul
Source: Acton Institute
by Stefano Magni

“What do the League and Five Star have in common? They share a powerful bond: their struggle against the free market and globalisation. While Salvini’s new League strongly opposes global capitalism in defence of national identity, the Five Star Movement opposes the market due to its radical environmentalist ideology. … The parties’ main divide comes over religion and individual rights. The Five Star Movement, being a hard-Left movement, absorbed all the secularism of the old Left. Gay marriage, gay adoptions, euthanasia, and loosening restrictions on abortion are all on their agenda — and are still applied locally by Five Star’s elected officials. On the other side, the League opposed all of these causes, considering them evils imposed by the EU’s ‘globalist agenda’ to eradicate tradition. The League nominated perhaps the most Catholic minister in recent Italian history, Lorenzo Fontana, as the Minister for the Family and Disability.” (06/11/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/06/11/italys-new-government-and-fight-catholic-soul

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50) Common Core curriculum fails to educate while incubating progressivism
Source: Heartland Institute
by Nancy Thorner & Bonnie O’Neil

“Mistakes are often the best teacher, as they force us to revisit a problem and consider how it can be improved. We examine and rethink what has caused the problem, ultimately enabling us to produce a stronger product. Whether that might be a math problem, a difficult marriage, or a troubled nation, the challenge is to identify potential problems, find the source of the problem, and begin a course to correct all mistakes before they become destructive. When the problem involves a decline of a once exceedingly prosperous nation, the challenge must become a priority and correct as soon as possible. An example of a problem that could/should have been prevented is the controversial new national education program, Common Core, which was promoted by President Obama and a select committee who developed the program during his presidency.” [editor’s note: As usual, Heartland’s writers neglect to mention that the “select committee” was “selected” by the Republican-controlled National Governors Association – TLK] (06/11/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/06/common-core-curriculum-fails-to-educate-while-incubating-progressivism/

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51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/12/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Yesterday’s summit meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim was one for the history books. Will this open the door to a peace that has eluded the peninsula for 70 years? The signs are positive … and the neocons are furious!” (06/12/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/who-won-at-the-summit-trump-or-kim

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52) Scott Adams Says, 06/12/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about the video President Trump shared with Chairman Kim. Wow! Bring coffee.” [Flash video] (06/12/18)

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

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53) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 60
Source: Libertarianism.org

“In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk.” [various formats] (06/11/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/liberty-chronicles/polk-what-horrible-president

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54) Free Talk Live, 06/11/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate :: Rodman to Broker Deal With Kim Jong Un and Trump? :: Historic North Korea Summit Imminent :: North Korean Destroys Nuclear Test Site :: Important International Symbolism :: Trump Meets Kim :: Alt Expo :: Student Suicides :: Futbol :: Politics :: Bicyclists :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Melanie.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/11/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-06-11

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55) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1176
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“There are plenty of arguments against Marxism, and we make several in this episode. But there’s one, by Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk, that crushes Marx. That’s because it stipulates, for the sake of argument, that Marx is correct about the labor theory of value and so much else in his system. And it shows that even then, his system comes up against a contradiction that cannot be resolved. I welcome G.P. Manish, associate professor of economics at the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, back to the show.” [various formats] (06/11/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1176-the-anti-marxist-argument-that-clinches-it/

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56) Reason Podcast, 06/11/18
Source: Reason

“Browse any newsstand or bookstore this week and you’re likely to see illustrations like the ones to the right. ‘Trump Tries to Destroy the West,’ went the headline on today’s New York Times op-ed page. The president’s contentious performance at this weekend’s G7 meeting, and his impetuous approach to the forthcoming North Korea talks in Singapore, has left the western world’s political class noticeably rattled. Some of this turmoil, particularly on global trade, is pointing in an unpromising direction, argue Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, me [Matt Welch], and special guest Zach Weissmueller on today’s editor-roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast.” [various formats] (06/11/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/06/11/surviving-the-death-of-the-west

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57) Anarcho Agenda, episode 70
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Discussing the Universal basic income, water restrictions in California, and much more.” [various formats] (06/11/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-70-2018-06-11

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58) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 351
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc welcomes back Mike Brancatelli — former co-host of Part of the Problem and current host of Mikeadelic — to ROAR about his recent journey spending three months in the jungles of Peru on a bit of a spiritual journey, assisted by one of the most powerful, natural psychedelic substances known to man — Ayahuasca.” [various formats] (06/11/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/06/11/mike-brancs-spiritual-journey-with-ayahuasca/

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59) One Free Family, episode 20
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Is consistency in parenting overrated?” [Flash audio] (06/11/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/is-consistency-in-parenting-overrated-off020/

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60) The Bob Zadek Show, 06/10/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“Thaddeus Russell on Renegades vs. Conformists.” [various formats] (06/10/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/6/8/thaddeus-russell-on-work-ethic-american-freedom-and-postmodernism

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