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Volume XV, Issue #3,736
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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In the News:

1) SCOTUS: First Amendment protects sex offenders’ use of social media
2) UK, EU regimes kick off Brexit negotiations
3) Cuba: Regime rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work
4) SCOTUS strikes down rule against disparaging trademarks
5) Otto Warmbier, US student abducted by North Korean regime, dies
6) Congress reintroduced to federal bill to protect medical marijuana
7) Spicer may leave the press room podium behind for a more backstage White House role
8) ID: Pet squirrel that foiled home burglary returns to wild
9) How cats conquered the ancient world
10) Trump welcomes Panama’s Varela to White House
11) Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy
12) Franken reminder: Impeach Trump and you’d get “zealot” Pence
13) NY: University at Albany students get probation for falsifying hate crime incident
14) RNC contractor exposes data on 198 million voters
15) France: Car rams police van on Champs-Elysees, armed suspect dead
16) SCOTUS to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering
17) CO: Officials clear ballot language for idiotic smartphone ban
18) Lockheed Martin signs pact with Tata to make F-16 planes in India
19) Mali: Armed men storm resort in Bamako
20) VA: Teen found dead after suspected kidnapping near mosque

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Trump turns back the clock with Cold War Cuba U-turn
22) The danger of youth populism
23) The Define and Punish Clause doesn’t authorize vast federal power either
24) Does nuclear energy have a future in the United States?
25) Counter terrorism
26) We need a Robert Mueller resignation, or a second special counsel
27) Trump’s massive Afghan mistake
28) If left wins their soft coup, everyone loses, but mostly them
29) Beyond commutative but not “social” justice
30) Don’t bail out failing states like Illinois
31) Killing Muslims will land you in jail
32) Ireland, Theresa May’s latest Brexit blunder
33) Bringing back BRAC
34) “I question America”: Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer’s testimony about racist brutality
35) Immigration and states’ rights
36) Mueller probe could set the stage for Hillary’s 2020 return
37) Reverse Obama’s Net Neutrality Power Grab
38) How Amazon is changing the whole concept of monopoly
39) The risks of Segregated Witness: Opening the door to mining cartels
40) Copsuckers can be funny
41) CBS’s Pelley: Scalise attack “to some degree self-inflicted”
42) The little putsch that could … beget a great coup
43) Political engagement is fantastic but think what your voted for
44) Shakespeare for Dummies
45) Character and liberty: A relationship we must always remember
46) The poverty retirement non-plan
47) Politics and anarchist ideals
48) Hodgkinson’s Disease: Politics and paranoia in the age of Trump
49) Planned Parenthood’s century of brutality
50) Fed raises rates — will other central banks follow?

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Reason Podcast, 06/19/17
52) Rantings & Ravings of The Anarchist Shemale, 06/19/17
53) Cato Daily Podcast, 01/19/17
54) The Tom Woods Show, episode 934
55) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 55
56) Freedom Feens Radio, 06/19/17
57) Lions of Liberty, episode 300
58) Free Talk Live, 06/18/17
59) Gareth Porter on The Scott Horton Show
60) The Bob Zadek Show, 06/18/17

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

1) SCOTUS: First Amendment protects sex offenders’ use of social media
Source: New York Daily News

“Social media use is a constitutional right — even for sex offenders, the Supreme Court decided Monday. The justices unanimously ruled that it’s fine for convicted sex offenders to use social media sites such as Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and LinkedIn, as long as they aren’t breaking the law while doing so. This is one of the Supreme Court’s few cases so far about the constitutionality of social media, and one of the few major decisions to say online access is a basic American right. The decision struck down a North Carolina law that banned sex offenders from logging onto social media.” (06/19/17)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sex-offenders-allowed-social-media-supreme-court-article-1.3260200

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2) UK, EU regimes kick off Brexit negotiations
Source: Hindustan Times [India]

“A year after its historic vote, Britain on Monday finally opened negotiations with the other 27 European Union nations about leaving the bloc, with the final outcome, due in 2019, as globally important as it now seems unpredictable. The two chief negotiators, Michel Barnier of the EU and David Davis from Britain, immediately set off to find common ground in their working relationship, an important touchstone to see how amicable the biggest political divorce in decades will become.” (06/19/17)

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/so-it-begins-britain-kicks-off-brexit-negotiations-with-european-union/story-BF6pPYDmomy22HIz8hIqyO.html

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3) Cuba: Regime rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work
Source: CBS News

“Cuba’s foreign minister rejected President Donald Trump’s new policy toward the island, saying Monday that ‘we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat’ and refusing to return U.S. fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba. In a hard-edged response to the policy announced Friday, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said from Vienna that Mr. Trump’s restrictions on transactions with the Cuban military would not achieve their objective of weakening the government. He said they would instead create unity behind the communist leadership.” (06/19/17)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cuba-rejects-new-us-policy-saying-pressure-will-not-work/

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4) SCOTUS strikes down rule against disparaging trademarks
Source: Hollywood Reporter

“Those of fiendish or mischievous mind will have an easier time registering trademarks after the Supreme Court on Monday decided to reject as unconstitutional a rule against disparaging ones. The high court’s decision, authored by justice Samuel Alito, holds that a Lanham Act provision against such offensive trademarks is facially invalid under the First Amendment. … The free speech victory goes to Simon Tam, the Asian-American frontman for The Slants who attempted to register his rock band’s name. He says he picked his band’s moniker in an effort to reclaim a stereotype. After trademark examiners refused Tam’s application, Tam brought a lawsuit, and in December 2015, he prevailed at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Supreme Court has now affirmed the lower appeals court’s opinion, which is also potentially welcome news for the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose own marks were canceled for being disparaging to Native Americans.” (06/19/17)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-strikes-down-rule-disparaging-trademarks-1006208

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5) Otto Warmbier, US student abducted by North Korean regime, dies
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says. Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. North Korea said botulism and a sleeping pill led to the coma, but US doctors have disputed this account. Mr Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.” (06/19/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40335169

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6) Congress reintroduced to federal bill to protect medical marijuana
Source: Smell the Truth

“A bipartisan group of lawmakers are supporting legislation to protect medical marijuana patients from the likes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other drug warriors appointed by the Trump administration. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act was reintroduced on Thursday, which would prevent federal interference with states that have established their own marijuana policies, reports Rolling Stone. The bill would stop federal law enforcement from prosecuting any patients, doctors, or caregivers abiding by state marijuana laws. States would officially be allowed to set their own pot policies, while Veteran’s Affairs doctors would finally be able to recommend cannabis to their patients. The bill is is supported by a diverse group of lawmakers that includes senators Cory Booker [D-NJ], Al Franken [D-MN], Rand Paul [R-KY] and Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]. A house version of the bill is sponsored by Rep. Don Young [R-AK] and Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN].” (06/19/17)

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2017/06/19/lawmakers-reintroduce-federal-bill-to-protect-medical-marijuana

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7) Spicer may leave the press room podium behind for a more backstage White House role
Source: Washington Post

“White House press secretary Sean Spicer is expected to transition to a more behind-the-scenes role overseeing communications strategy, part of a broader overhaul of the administration’s most public-facing operation that has long been the subject of President Trump’s ire and criticism. Spicer’s anticipated move away from the briefing-room podium, confirmed by a senior White House official, comes amid weeks of Trump’s frustration with his communications team, and after the White House had made overtures to a range of Republicans about taking jobs within the West Wing press operation.” (06/19/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/spicer-may-leave-the-press-room-podium-behind-for-a-more-backstage-white-house-role/2017/06/19/d7eb94e8-553a-11e7-b38e-35fd8e0c288f_story.html

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8) ID: Pet squirrel that foiled home burglary returns to wild
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover type. Joey, who police credited with scaring off a burglar trying to break into his home’s gun safe, made his long goodbyes earlier this month, then scampered up a backyard apple tree at his Meridian, Idaho, home and hasn’t been seen since. ‘If I had to guess, he found a girlfriend and they’re off doing their squirrel thing,’ said Adam Pearl, who raised Joey in his home for about 10 months. … Joey made headlines in February after police went to Pearl’s home to investigate the burglary and Joey introduced himself. A few hours later, police nabbed a teen burglary suspect with items from Pearl’s home and scratches on his hands. The teen told police a squirrel at one home came flying out of nowhere and kept attacking him until he left.” (06/19/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Pet-squirrel-that-foiled-Idaho-home-burglary-11230626.php

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9) How cats conquered the ancient world
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice — in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind. Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats about 9,000 years ago. Then, a few thousand years later, cats spread out of ancient Egypt along maritime trade routes. Today, cats live on all continents except Antarctica.” (06/19/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40306897

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10) Trump welcomes Panama’s Varela to White House
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“President Donald Trump welcomed the president of Panama to the White House on Monday, pointing to the United States’ role in the construction of the Panama Canal at the start of his first face-to-face meeting with the Central American leader. Trump met with Panama President Juan Carlos Varela for a discussion on organized crime, immigration, drug trafficking and economic issues. After Trump and first lady Melania Trump escorted Varela and his wife, Lorena Castillo, to the Oval Office, the president quickly noted their historic ties. ‘The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it, right?’ Trump asked Varela, who responded, ‘very good job.’ Trump added: ‘Things are going well in Panama. The relationship is very strong.’” (06/19/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Trump-welcomes-president-of-Panama-to-White-House-11230187.php

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11) Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy
Source: Reuters

“U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, known as Obamacare. In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. They called for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly. Lacking the votes to derail or change the Republican process, the maneuvers by the Democratic minority seemed more aimed at highlighting Republican efforts on a controversial issue. Polls have said that a majority of Americans disapprove of the Obamacare replacement that has passed the House of Representatives and that Senate Republicans are now considering.” [editor’s note: Similar to what the Dems did with ObamaCare (remember “We have to pass it to see what’s in it?”); turnabout is fair play? – SAT] (06/19/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-senate-idUSKBN19A2OM

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12) Franken reminder: Impeach Trump and you’d get “zealot” Pence
Source: Raw Story

“If Donald Trump were impeached, as some Democrats would like, Mike Pence ‘would be worse’ for domestic policy than the current president, U.S. Sen. Al Franken told International Business Times. But the vice president would be less dangerous on foreign policy, said Franken. Franken made the comments in an interview with IBT during a stop on his book tour in Denver. During the wide-ranging discussion, the Minnesota Democrat said his party could use the so-called ‘nuclear’ option to try to block the Trump administration’s health care bill. On a contentious environmental issue, Franken parted ways with many progressive Democrats in saying that natural gas from fracking is helping ‘transition’ America to cleaner energy. He also said the Democratic Party is less divided than Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives think.” (06/19/17)

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/impeach-trump-and-youd-get-zealot-pence-franken-says

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13) NY: University at Albany students get probation for falsifying hate crime incident
Source: Fox News

“Two former University at Albany students who falsely reported a hate crime on a bus were sentenced on Friday to three years of probation. Asha Burwell and Ariel Agudio were also sentenced to 200 hours of community service, The Daily Gazette reported. They were convicted in April on two counts of falsely reporting an incident and faced up to two years in jail. However, the judge saw no reason to sentence the women to jail time because they had faced ‘significant consequences’ already. ‘I don’t think there’s any benefit in sentencing you to a jail term. No benefit for society and no benefit for you,’ Judge Roger McDonough said. Agudio, Burwell and Alexis Briggs got into a physical confrontation with a group of men on a CDTA bus on Jan. 30, 2016. They called 911 shortly after the incident and told police the men called them the ‘N word’ and ‘[expletive] ratchet.’ Cameras on the bus captured the assault, but not of offensive words the women claimed the men said.” (06/19/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/19/university-albany-students-get-probation-for-falsifying-hate-crime-incident.html

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14) RNC contractor exposes data on 198 million voters
Source: The Hill

“A data analytics contractor employed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) left databases containing information on nearly 200 million potential voters exposed to the internet without security, allowing anyone who knew where to look to download it without a password. ‘We take full responsibility for this situation,’ said the contractor, Deep Root Analytics, in a statement. The databases were part of 25 terabytes of files contained in an Amazon cloud account that could be browsed without logging in. The account was discovered by researcher Chris Vickery of the security firm UpGuard. The files have since been secured.” (06/19/17)

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/338383-data-on-198-million-us-voters-left-exposed-to-the-internet-by-rnc-data

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15) France: Car rams police van on Champs-Elysees, armed suspect dead
Source: CNN

“An armed man who deliberately rammed his car into a police van in Paris on Monday afternoon has been taken down by officers and is dead, French authorities said. The incident took place on the iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard in central Paris, the latest attack this year against security forces in the French capital. Gerard Collomb, France’s interior minister, addressed reporters Monday afternoon, saying that the Champs-Elysees attacker’s car contained weapons and explosives.” (06/19/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/europe/paris-police-operation/index.html

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16) SCOTUS to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering
Source: Salt Lake Tribune

“The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American elections are conducted. … The court accepted a case from Wisconsin, where a divided panel of three federal judges last year ruled that the state’s Republican leadership in 2011 pushed through a plan so partisan that it violated the Constitution’s First Amendment and equal rights protections. The issue will be briefed and argued in the Supreme Court term that begins in October.” (06/19/17)

http://www.sltrib.com/home/5418034-155/supreme-court-to-hear-potentially-landmark

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17) CO: Officials clear ballot language for idiotic smartphone ban
Source: Denver Post

“Colorado officials have cleared the language of a proposed ballot measure that would establish the nation’s first legal limits on buying smartphones for children. Backers of the move to forbid the sale of smartphones to children younger than 13 would now need about 300,000 voter signatures for the proposal to make the 2018 ballot. The ban would require cellphone retailers to ask customers about the age of the primary user of a smartphone and submit monthly reports to the Colorado Department of Revenue on adhering to the requirement. Retailers who sell a phone for use by a youngster could be fined $500, after a warning.” (06/18/17)

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/18/colorado-voters-may-consider-ban-on-childhood-smartphones/

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18) Lockheed Martin signs pact with Tata to make F-16 planes in India
Source: The Hindu [India]

“Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India’s Tata Advanced Systems on Monday to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, pressing ahead with a plan to shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to win billions of dollars worth of order from the Indian military. India’s air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has said foreign suppliers would have to make the planes in India with a local partner to help build a domestic industrial base and cut outright imports. But Mr. Modi’s Make-in-India drive runs the risk of conflicting with U.S. President Donald Trump’s America First campaign under which he has been pressing for companies to invest in the United States and create jobs instead of setting up factories abroad.” (06/19/17)

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/lockheed-signs-pact-with-tata-to-make-f-16-planes-in-india/article19103597.ece

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19) Mali: Armed men storm resort in Bamako
Source: Al Jazeera

“At least two people have been killed after an attack on a popular tourist resort on the outskirts of Mali’s capital, Bamako, according to officials, but dozens of guests were rescued. Armed men stormed the luxury Le Campement Kangaba complex near Dougourakoro on Sunday, attacking a resort frequented by top officials and foreign residents, especially during the weekend. Malian troops and soldiers from France’s Bakhane counterterrorist force headed to the scene. Local residents reported hearing shots fired while smoke billowed into the air. Mali’s Security Minister Salif Traore said late on Sunday that at least four attackers were killed by security forces.” (06/19/17)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/tourist-resort-malian-capital-attack-170618180747981.html

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20) VA: Teen found dead after suspected kidnapping near mosque
Source: ABC News

The remains found in a Virginia pond on Sunday are believed to be those of a 17-year-old girl who went missing earlier in the day after she and her friends left a mosque, according to police. Fairfax County police charged 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, of Sterling, with murder in connection with the case. The teenage girl, whose identity has not been released, was walking outside with a group of friends when she got into a dispute with a man in a car at around 4 a.m. Sunday, according to police. The man allegedly got out of the car and assaulted the girl. … Police said they looked into whether the murder was a hate crime but said they found no indication ‘that this was a bias incident.’” (06/19/17)

http://abcnews.go.com/US/teen-found-dead-suspected-kidnapping-virginia-mosque/story?id=48127793

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

21) Trump turns back the clock with Cold War Cuba U-turn
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Norm Singleton

“Nostalgia seems to be very popular in Washington. While the neocons and Democratic Party hard-liners have succeeded in bringing back the Cold War with Russia, it looks like President Trump is determined to take us back to a replay of the Bay of Pigs! In Miami on Friday, the president announced that he was slamming the door on one of President Obama’s few foreign policy successes: easing 50 years of US sanctions on Cuba. The nostalgia was so strong at Trump’s Friday speech that he even announced participants in the CIA’s disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in the audience!” (06/19/17)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/trump-turns-back-clock-cold-war-cuba-u-turn

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22) The danger of youth populism
Source: The American Conservative
by Rachel Lu

“Prediction-making is a risky business. Nevertheless, here I go: The next wave of American populism will be oriented towards youth. Bernie Sanders may be a part of it, or perhaps not. Either way, this new movement will present itself as a warm, springy wind, sweeping away its geriatric predecessor and embracing a bright, wrinkle-free future. Donald Trump’s personality cult appealed to anxious and nostalgic older Americans. He was an older-generation icon with an unapologetically backward-looking message. Let’s make America great ‘again.’ Smash multiculturalism and the ‘cult of PC.’ Bring back our jobs. Four months into Trump’s presidency, Americans are already exhausted by the never-ending uproar and the obvious, transparent lies. Sometime soon, a gust of new wind will sweep away the stale air of Trumpism, and millions will stand by and cheer. Who will create that gust? I suspect it will be the young.” (06/19/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-danger-of-youth-populism/

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23) The Define and Punish Clause doesn’t authorize vast federal power either
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Robe Natelson

“Legal commentators have spread a good deal of ink trying to show that the Constitution authorizes the enormous expansion of the federal government since the 1930s. Leading the way have been some associated — as professors, students, or alumni — –with the most privileged educational institutions: Harvard, Yale, Chicago, and so forth. Their publications inflated the Commerce Clause to comprehend almost every activity in modern life. They tore the Necessary and Proper Clause from its intended moorings and re-fit it to carry almost unlimited congressional power. They converted the General Welfare Clause from a restriction on taxation into a permit for unrestricted spending. And they reworked the Property and Enclave Clauses until they supposedly authorized the federal government to own almost 30 percent of the land in the country. Their arguments have been subtle and ingenious, politically self serving, and occasionally appear dishonest. Now someone has found a basis for vast federal power in another unsuspected place: the Define and Punish Clause.” (06/19/17)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/06/19/the-define-and-punish-clause-doesnt-authorize-vast-federal-power-either/

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24) Does nuclear energy have a future in the United States?
Source: Independent Institute
by William F Shughart II & Brian Isom

“In May, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released a daily energy briefsummarizing the current and future state of nuclear energy production in America. According to the EIA, nuclear’s share of the nation’s electricity generating capacity will drop from 20 percent to 11 percent by 2050. That decline coincides with a predicted growth in electricity demand of up to 92 percent — nearly doubling current consumption — over the same period.” (06/19/17)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=9100

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25) Counter terrorism
Source: J Neil Schulman @ Rational Review
by J Neil Schulman

“The Islamic-jihadi tactic of mowing down innocent civilians with a motor vehicle isn’t new. It didn’t start after 9/11. It didn’t start in Nice, France. It didn’t start on London Bridge. As far as I know yesterday’s attack on worshippers exiting London’s Finsbury Mosque is the first time this method of attack has been used by a non-Muslim against Muslims.” (06/19/17)

http://jneilschulman.rationalreview.com/2017/06/counter-terrorism/

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26) We need a Robert Mueller resignation, or a second special counsel
Source: USA Today
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a problem: He has a disqualifying conflict of interest regarding a large part of his work. It involves a choice between investigating or relying on former FBI director James Comey, a longtime close friend of Mueller’s. Ideally, he’ll recognize that and resign. But if he doesn’t resign, Attorney General Jeff Sessions should appoint another special counsel to take over the obstruction-of-justice part of the investigation, where Mueller is disqualified. At present, there are two investigations: One into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians (a claim that even Democrat Chris Matthews admitted fell apart after Comey’s recent testimony) and an investigation into whether, while being investigated for this claimed collusion, President Trump or someone else obstructed justice. That investigation is closely tied to Comey, and so is Mueller.” [editor’s note: the Deflategate parallels continue (no evidence of anything, but that destroyed cell phone?) – SAT] (06/19/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/19/we-need-robert-mueller-resignation-or-second-special-counsel-glenn-reynolds-column/102990890

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27) Trump’s massive Afghan mistake
Source: Cato Institute
by A Trevor Thrall & Erik Goepner

“After President Trump gave Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced it will send an additional 4,000 troops to the embattled nation. Mattis, who has acknowledged that the United States is ‘not winning in Afghanistan right now,’ is believed to favor a more aggressive strategy that would require thousands more troops beyond the 9,800 already deployed. The goal, Mattis told Congress, is to reduce the threat to the Afghan government to a non-existential level. The fact that the United States has made so little progress toward this goal in the 16 years American troops have been in Afghanistan is bad enough. The fact that the general strategy under consideration — surge more American forces — has yet to achieve any enduring gains since 2001 is even worse.” (06/18/17)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/trumps-massive-afghanistan-mistake

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28) If left wins their soft coup, everyone loses, but mostly them
Source: Town Hall
by Kurt Schlichter

“You have to wonder how liberals think this works. So, a manifestly conflicted special counsel leading a pack of maxed-out Democrat donors decides Donald Trump has to be kicked out of office for ‘obstructing justice’ regarding a cynical lie about him cavorting with the Kremlin and … then what? President Pence, until they do the same thing to him? Or do we just skip right to President Felonia von Pantsuit, shrug our shoulders, and give up on our foolish dream of having a say in our own governance? … No, the affidavits of a zillion DC/NY establishment types attesting to Robert Mueller’s ‘impeccable integrity’ are not going to make us unsee the fact that he’s carrying water for an establishment that thinks we need to just shut up and obey. Pulling off the soft coup is going to be harder than they think. The establishment has not thought this out. They sort of assume that if they squelch Trump then everything somehow just goes back to them being in unchallenged control. Wrong.” (06/19/17)

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/06/19/if-the-left-wins-their-soft-coup-everyone-loses–but-mostly-them-n2342884

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29) Beyond commutative but not “social” justice
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Daniel B. Klein

“Classical liberals and libertarians espouse liberty. They focus on liberty and they are accustomed to emphasizing its flipside, commutative justice, as the primary meaning of justice. Yet they sense that there is justice beyond commutative. After all, what justifies commutative justice? What justifies liberty?” (06/19/17)

https://fee.org/articles/my-reservations-about-the-concept-of-social-justice/

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30) Don’t bail out failing states like Illinois
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“First Puerto Rico into bankruptcy, next Illinois? Don’t laugh. In some ways, Illinois’ fiscal crisis is just as bad as bankrupt Puerto Rico’s. And it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Illinois is nearly $15 billion in arrears on its bills and really has no way to pay up. It already has the lowest credit rating of any state, and could become the first state ever to get a ‘junk’ rating on its debt, which would make borrowing to address its problems very difficult at best, and prohibitively costly at worst. Even so, the Democrat-controlled legislature can’t bring itself to agree with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner about anything. … Meanwhile, the state is already under several court orders to pay certain bills, so as others come due the money won’t be there. It’s a severe problem. Not surprisingly, the Democrats would like higher taxes to fill the budget holes.” (06/19/17)

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/dont-bail-out-failing-states-like-illinois

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31) Killing Muslims will land you in jail
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Ever since the ‘war on terrorism’ morphed into the ‘war on Islam’ or ‘the war on Muslims’ or ‘the war on radical Muslims,’ I have warned people who subscribe to this notion: Do not go out and start killing Muslims in this so-called war because U.S. authorities at the state level will charge you with murder. Unfortunately, there have been those who haven’t gotten the message.” (06/19/17)

https://www.fff.org/2017/06/19/killing-muslims-will-land-jail/

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32) Ireland, Theresa May’s latest Brexit blunder
Source: Reuters
by Anthony Lester

“Theresa May’s fragile minority government began negotiations to leave the European Union on Monday. On Wednesday, the Queen will open the new Parliament announcing the government’s legislative priorities. The event was delayed so the British prime minister could court a sectarian Protestant party in Northern Ireland to secure the parliamentary majority she lost in this month’s elections. If May loses a vote of confidence in the House of Commons, her government will fall and the UK will have to have another election. May is trying to avoid this by getting into bed with the Democratic Union Party (DUP) to secure the support of their 10 members of Parliament. That is foolish. While attention is focused on Britain’s departure from the EU, the situation in Northern Ireland is fragile. May’s alliance could undermine the Good Friday agreement, which ended decades of sectarian violence and was a major development in the Northern Ireland peace process of the 1990s. … The Good Friday Agreement requires the British government to be impartial in using its powers in Northern Ireland.” (06/19/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-lester-ireland-commentary-idUSKBN19A1V2

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33) Bringing back BRAC
Source: Niskanen Center
by Matthew Fay

“For the past several years, the Department of Defense has requested that Congress allow it to close unnecessary military bases. In its first defense budget request, the Trump administration, like its predecessor, asked that Congress approve a new Base Realignment and Closure — or BRAC — round. The military has repeatedly cited the more than twenty percent of excess infrastructure it will be maintaining in coming years, and the other priorities that will be deprived of funds as a result. Congress has remained intransigent on the subject. Today, the defense and foreign policy studies department at the Cato Institute released an open letter calling for Congress to approve a new BRAC round. I am happy to join some of the country’s leading experts on defense policy as one of the signatories.” (06/19/17)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/bringing-back-brac/

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34) “I question America”: Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer’s testimony about racist brutality
Source: In These Times
by staff

“‘Is this America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, where we have to sleep with our telephones off of the hooks because our lives be threatened daily, because we want to live as decent human beings, in America?’ This Juneteenth, the unofficial holiday marking the abolition of slavery, people across the country are taking action to reclaim vacant spaces for Black communities. Many are also mobilizing in the streets to express their outrage at the acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castile in Minnesota and the police killing of Charleena Lyles, a pregnant, Black mother, at her Seattle apartment on June 18. We mark this holiday by reprinting the testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer, delivered nearly 53 years ago to the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. … ‘Mr. Chairman, and to the Credentials Committee, my name is Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, and I live at 626 East Lafayette Street, Ruleville, Mississippi, Sunflower County, the home of Senator James O. Eastland, and Senator Stennis. It was the 31st of August in 1962 that 18 of us traveled twenty-six miles to the county courthouse in Indianola to try to register to become first-class citizens….’” (06/19/17)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20252/i-question-america-on-juneteenth-remembering-fannie-lou-hamers-testimony-ab

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35) Immigration and states’ rights
Source: Notes on Liberty
by Rick Weber

“Bryan Caplan (arguing the affirmative) and Christopher Wellman recently debated whether immigration is a human right. Wellman won the debate according to audience votes, but I think his argument was significantly weaker. He made confused arguments that, when given second thought lend credence to Caplan’s position. But through hand waving he transitioned to ‘and therefore states’ rights!’ I am far from convinced that state’s rights are valid, but I do want to explore an interesting issue he raised: the moral weight of collective phenomena.” (06/19/17)

https://notesonliberty.com/2017/06/19/immigration-and-states-rights/

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36) Mueller probe could set the stage for Hillary’s 2020 return
Source: Reason
by Ira Stoll

“Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election is both a preview of Hillary Clinton’s 2020 presidential campaign and a re-run of the insider-trading litigation of the past decade. It’s a preview of the 2020 presidential campaign, because blaming the outcome of the election on illegal Russian interference takes the blame off Clinton for losing. Clinton can already point out that she won the popular vote in 2016. If her electoral vote loss was the result of foreign interference — rather than, say, a poorly managed campaign, or a candidate who couldn’t connect with out-of-work coal miners, or the wrong substantive message — then perhaps a 2020 replay, without foreign interference, might yield a different outcome.” (06/19/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/06/19/mueller-probe-sets-the-stage-for-hillary

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37) Reverse Obama’s Net Neutrality Power Grab
Source: Heartland Institute
by Jesse Hathaway

“The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent vote to begin the process of undoing an Obama-era power grab is the right solution for putting consumers — not lobbyists and lawmakers — in the innovation driver’s seat. On May 18, the FCC voted to begin the process of rolling back a 2015 policy in which the FCC decided it possesses the legal authority under the Telecommunications Act of 1934 to regulate internet service providers (ISPs) using rules intended for phone companies. The rules, commonly referred to as ‘net neutrality,’ were initiated by former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who served under President Obama. The May vote doesn’t repeal the rules, but it does put the FCC on the path toward reform.” (06/19/17)

http://blog.heartland.org/2017/06/reverse-obamas-net-neutrality-power-grab/

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38) How Amazon is changing the whole concept of monopoly
Source: The New Republic
by Alex Shephard

“In 2015, when Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore, there was a lot of speculation about what the company was really up to. Were the stores designed to sign up new Prime subscribers? Were they hubs for the company’s expanding same-day delivery operation? Could they be stations for the company’s budding drone fleet? Or perhaps these stores were just what they appeared to be: Amazon’s first step to replace the bookstores it had driven out of business. By the end of 2017, Amazon will have seven bookstores, making it the fifth-largest chain bookstore in the country — itself an alarming sign of what happens when the company infiltrates a supply chain. But with its $13.4 billion purchase of the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods, all of that speculation seems quaint. … The purchase of Whole Foods is a sign that CEO Jeff Bezos’s vision of the Everything Store is frighteningly literal: Amazon’s goal is a takeover of retail itself, both physical and digital.” (06/19/17)

https://newrepublic.com/article/143376/amazon-changing-whole-concept-monopoly

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39) The risks of Segregated Witness: Opening the door to mining cartels
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Craig Wright

“The bitcoin community continues to debate Segregated Witness, the Bitcoin Core development team’s proposed scaling solution which would separate signature data (witnesses) from transaction data. There are numerous risks with SegWit, but one in particular needs more attention: SegWit opens the door to methods of collusion and mining cartels which could undermine the bitcoin network.” (06/19/17)

https://news.bitcoin.com/risks-segregated-witness-opening-door-mining-cartels-undermine-bitcoin-network/

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40) Copsuckers can be funny
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“The other day I accidentally ended up in an online conversation centered around the fact that ALL cops are bad guys and gang members. The other person in the conversation disagreed strongly. Even though she’s always posting about her own illegal (but ethical) activities, and apparently ignoring who puts her in danger. She posted all the tired old justifications and apologetics– it was like she had her own copy of The Copsucker’s Handbook (I should write that!), and had memorized it. I responded to a couple of her points, but she was flooding the thread faster than I could write. I even tried to call a truce and drop the subject a couple of times, but she wouldn’t let it go. Copsuckers are so sensitive! Finally she asked me to explain how I can hold that opinion about cops, and how I can say they are a gang.” (06/19/17)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2017/06/copsuckers-can-be-funny.html

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41) CBS’s Pelley: Scalise attack “to some degree self-inflicted”
Source: Fox News Forum
by Tom Blumer

“Thursday evening, CBS’s Scott Pelley, who officially ended his tenure as the network’s Evening News anchor the following evening, told viewers that ‘It’s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted.’ It’s clear from Pelley’s subsequent commentary that his answers to all three elements are ‘Yes.’ It’s equally clear from the examples he supplied as support that he sees (or wants viewers to see) the problem as predominantly about the conduct of those on the right. … So, ‘to some degree,’ Steve Scalise’s near death and his continued hospitalization are his, his party’s, and Donald Trump’s fault. The examples Pelley cited support that interpretation. … Pelley somehow missed the long list of actual left-driven violence directed at Trump supporters, Republicans and conservatives before and after last November’s election — and that’s before getting to the actual threats and incidents involving sitting GOP congresspersons.” (06/19/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/19/scalise-attack-was-to-some-degree-self-inflicted-claims-cbss-scott-pelley.html

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42) The little putsch that could … beget a great coup
Source: LewRockwell.com
by David Stockman

“Mueller is a card-carrying apparatchik of the Deep State, who was there at the founding of today’s surveillance monster as Director of the FBI in the aftermath of 9/11. Since the whole $75 billion apparatus that eventually emerged was based on a vastly exaggerated threat of global Islamic terrorism that doesn’t exist, Russia had to be demonized into order to keep the game going — a transition that Mueller fully subscribed to. So he will ‘find’ extensive Russian interference in the 2016 election and bring the hammer down on the Donald for seeking to prevent it from coming to light. The clock is now ticking and his investigatory team is being loaded up with prosecutorial killers who have proven records of thuggery when it comes to finding crimes that make for the fame and fortune of the prosecutors — even if the crime itself never happened.” (06/19/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/06/david-stockman/little-putsch-kiev/

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43) Political engagement is fantastic but think what your voted for
Source: Adam Smith Institute
by Mikko I Arevuo

“I congratulate the young for turning up in great numbers to cast their vote in the general election. The main contribution by Mr. Corbyn’s Labour Party and Momentum was to mobilize political engagement among the young. Our politics and careerist politicians need shaking up — but promising the moon and hiding the true ideological nature of Mr. Corbyn’s Labour Party and Momentum was one of the most seductive and cynical plays that I have ever witnessed in British politics. You voted for a change for the better, but be under no illusion, you cast your vote for a hard-core leftist party. The Labour Party under Mr. Corbyn is guided by an ideological zeal that is based on both Trotskyist and Marxist-Leninist principles of proletarian dictatorship.” [editor’s note: As opposed to the Tories’ Honecker/Hoxha variety? – TLK] (06/19/17)

https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/political-engagement-is-fantastic-but-think-what-you-really-voted-for

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44) Shakespeare for Dummies
Source: The American Spectator
by Ron Maxwell

“Assassination is an ugly business. It’s frightful in itself, in the violent murder perpetrated on the victim. It is ugly as well, because it seeks to overturn the public will and the established order. Its other victim is the democratic system itself, the ordered way in which political power is temporarily transferred from the people to their trustee. In their mindless bloodthirsty revels at the Public Theater in Central Park, what critics and audiences are really saying is that John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald were right. If your anger is genuine, if your rage is justified, it’s more than OK to take the law into your own hands. It is, in fact, your duty.” (06/19/17)

https://spectator.org/shakespeare-for-dummies/

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45) Character and liberty: A relationship we must always remember
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Phillip Parrish

“What happens to a society when its men and women lack character? The answer is: nothing good. In such a society, whatever liberty exists will deteriorate and tyranny will certainly follow. Essentially, when individuals don’t have the conviction to be guided by a set of principles or the character to take responsibility for their actions, they will often vote for politicians who promise to solve their problems, rather than see themselves as the solution. Individuals will soon become corrupted by the idea that wealth can be redistributed — that it is acquired not by one’s labor, but by one’s vote instead. On the other hand, a people of character can have liberty.” (06/19/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/articles/character-liberty-relationship-must-always-remember/

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46) The poverty retirement non-plan
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“A ‘conundrum’ is ‘an intricate and difficult problem’ or ‘a question or problem having only a conjectural answer.’ In his June 8 article, ‘The Jobs Conundrum,’ economist Gerald P. O’Driscoll focuses on a very big problem that we do not have sure answers to, yet. Unemployment figures are down, but the number of non-working adults in the prime of their lives is up.” (06/19/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/06/19/the-poverty-retirement-non-plan/

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47) Politics and anarchist ideals
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Jessica Flanagan

“A fundamental difference between anarchism and statism is that anarchists do not assume that public officials are any more morally entitled to use force or to threaten people with violence than anyone else. Anarchists therefore argue that officials are not entitled to enforce borders that prevent people with different birthplaces from associating with each other, for example. Or that officials are not entitled to force everyone to participate in a particular collective project that some may reject. In this sense, as Grayson English notes in this symposium, anarchism and democracy have a similar spirit, to the extent that democracy also denies that certain people have a greater entitlement to participate in political rule than others. Another fundamental difference between anarchism and statism is that anarchists generally think that it is very difficult to justify the violation of a non-liable person’s natural rights, such as rights against force and coercion. For this reason, anarchists think that all people are equally required to refrain from using violence or coercing their compatriots. It is on this point that democrats and anarchists part ways.” (06/18/17)

https://c4ss.org/content/49391

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48) Hodgkinson’s Disease: Politics and paranoia in the age of Trump
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“Hodgkinson clearly believed that the President of the United States was an agent of a foreign power. He had signed on to the idea that Trump not only benefited from a Russian campaign to discredit Hillary Clinton, but that he is engaged in a war against his own country. … How did this happen? Democratic party leaders, in tandem with their journalistic camarilla, have validated an unconvincing conspiracy theory for which not a lick of definitive evidence has been provided: the idea that the Russians ‘stole’ the election on behalf of Trump, and that the Trump campaign cooperated in this treasonous effort.” (06/19/17)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/06/18/hodgkinsons-disease-politics-paranoia-age-trump/

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49) Planned Parenthood’s century of brutality
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“The birth-control movement of the Progressive era is where crude racism met its genteel intellectual cousin: Birth Control Review, the in-house journal of Planned Parenthood’s predecessor organization, published a review, by the socialist intellectual Havelock Ellis, of Lothrop Stoddard’s The Rising Tide of Color against White World Supremacy. Ellis was an important figure in Sanger’s intellectual development and wrote the introduction to her Woman and the New Race; Stoddard was a popular birth-control advocate whose intellectual contributions included lending to the Nazi racial theorists the term ‘untermensch’ as well as developing a great deal of their theoretical framework: He fretted about ‘imperfectly Nordicized Alpines’ and such. Like the other eugenics-minded progressives of his time, he saw birth control and immigration as inescapably linked issues. Stoddard’s views were so ordinary a part of the mainstream of American intellectual discourse at the time that F. Scott Fitzgerald could refer to his work in The Great Gatsby without fearing that general readers would be mystified by the reference.” (06/19/17)

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448746/planned-parenthoods-brutal-century

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50) Fed raises rates — will other central banks follow?
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“Last week, the Federal Reserve announced an increase in the Federal Funds rate to 1.25 percent. The last time the target rate reached so high was in September of 2008, when the rate was 2.0 percent. In October of that year, the target rate fell to 1.0 percent, and was moved down to 0.25 percent in December. It remained at 0.25 percent for the next 83 months. This week’s rate increase was the third increase since December 2016, when the Fed increased the rate from 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent. Compared to the last seven years, this policy looks hawkish by comparison. On the other hand, compared to the 1990s — which were at the time seen as an era of low rates — current policy remains remarkably accommodative.” (06/19/17)

https://mises.org/library/fed-raises-rates-%E2%80%94-will-other-central-banks-follow

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51) Reason Podcast, 06/19/17
Source: Reason

“‘Implying that anyone should be put into a wood chipper is definitely kind of a dick move,’ says Reason‘s Katherine Mangu-Ward. ‘But a fully legal dick move, not an actual threat, [so] I’m going to stick up for fully legal dick moves.’ On today’s episode of the Reason Podcast, Mangu-Ward joins Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, and Andrew Heaton to discuss weaponizing words in the broader struggle for free speech; the recent congressional shooting; whether heightened political rhetoric in Trump’s America is responsible for violence; Michelle Carter’s conviction of manslaughter for convincing her boyfriend to kill himself (setting a precedent that equates words with weapons); Donald Trump taking America’s Cuba policy backwards (though his rhetoric is outpacing his reforms); and a new FOIA request obtained by Reason’s C.J. Ciaramella revealing the FBI’s misgivings about Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax (also a libertarian).” [various formats] (06/19/17)

http://reason.com/blog/2017/06/19/michelle-carter-cuba-trump-podcast

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52) Rantings & Ravings of The Anarchist Shemale, 06/19/17
Source: The Anarchist Shemale

“Last night while trying to do an episode of ‘Call to Freedom’ with Will [Coley], a fully naked chick wandered into the van from which we were doing the show. That’s Somalia Fest. I also recorded the first of several podcasts, this one featuring Bill Paxton, Ian of Free Talk Live, Will Coley, and myself.” [Flash audio] (06/19/17)

https://anarchistshemale.com/2017/06/19/lp-shenanigans-live-from-anarchist-shemale-fest-part-1-podcast/

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53) Cato Daily Podcast, 01/19/17
Source: Cato Institute

“Glenn Jacobs is better known as Kane from WWE, but he’s becoming known both as an outspoken advocate for liberty and a political commodity in his home of Tennessee. He discusses failure, millennials, and the cost of government at #FEECon held this weekend in Atlanta.” [various formats] (06/19/17)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/bullish-millennials-bearish-central-planners

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54) The Tom Woods Show, episode 934
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“A Rutgers professor suggests it’s time we dropped our emphasis on jobs and work — many jobs are highly undesirable, and with automation the number of jobs is going to fall substantially anyway. And what’s so great about work? Think of the creativity that would emerge if we didn’t have to do them. Peter Klein and I go through his article and respond.” [various formats] (07/19/17)

http://tomwoods.com/ep-934-time-for-people-to-earn-a-living-without-a-job/

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

“On FPF #55, I look at developing stories in Syria and Afghanistan. In Syria, the US shoot down a Syrian plane. Russia has responded by saying all US planes West of the Euphrates are now targets. In Afghanistan, the US looks to add more troops to the longest war in US history. I also give updates on Cuba, Iraq, UK, North Korea, and Turkey.” [various formats] (06/19/17)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-55-trumps-reckless-middle-east-policy

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56) Freedom Feens Radio, 06/19/17
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Dianna Keiler, Jeremy Heisenberg, and Michael W. Dean join forces to yak about Dianna’s new digs, MWD being patient zero for a new phone scam, the 2nd edition of ‘A User’s Manual for the Human Experience,’ and MWD’s new obsession with chromebooks. In the second hour, Dianna, Jeremy, and MWD keep the geek talk rolling, discuss the recent van ramming in London, and talk abut Coinbase temporarily freezing a Ross Ulbricht defense fund BTC account.” [various formats] (06/19/17)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=14683

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57) Lions of Liberty, episode 300
Source: Lions of Liberty

“It’s finally arrived — the 300th episode of the Lions of Liberty podcast! Marc Clair welcomes in Liberty All-Stars Jason Stapleton and Larry Sharpe to discuss the best ways to message the ideas of liberty. The discussion veers into a debate about the effectiveness of the Libertarian Party? Why is Larry so optimistic about the LP while Jason remains skeptical? Listen and all shall be revealed!” [various formats] (06/19/17)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/06/19/lions-liberty-episode-300-jason-stapleton-larry-sharpe-deliver-winning-liberty-message/

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58) Free Talk Live, 06/18/17
Source: Free Talk Live

“Shirefest/Somaliafest Day Three :: Davi Barker Joins Us from Muslims for Liberty :: Ernest Hancock Joins Us from the AZ Pirate Party :: Building a Pirate Ship for the Skies :: The Pirate Code :: Rodger Paxton Joins Us from The Lava Flow and Libertarian Party of NH :: Star Wars and Libertarianism :: Hell House :: LPNH Successes :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [various formats] (06/18/17)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2017-06-18

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59) Gareth Porter on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Historian and journalist Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis, discusses Trump, Mattis and McMaster’s coming escalation of the Afghan war and why it cannot be won.” [various formats] (06/18/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/gareth-porter-next-big-surge-afghanistan/

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60) The Bob Zadek Show, 06/18/17
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“Following on the successful passage of the Private Property Rights Protection Act (aka Arizona Prop. 207) in 2006, Goldwater Institute Vice President of Litigation Tim Sandefur and Executive Vice President Christina Sandefur co-authored the Property Ownership Fairness Act to serve as a model for other states. The Institute wrote another law to protect the rights of those renting out their homes on the sites like Airbnb. Vacation rental owners are being targeted by regulators, who need a scapegoat to blame for rising rents (more likely due to excessive regulation). Tim joins the show to talk about the issues that led the Institute to write the act, and to discuss other topics related to the right to earn a living, and a potential solution to occupational licensing.” [various formats] (06/18/17)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2017/6/14/goldwater-institute-the-right-to-earn-a-living

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