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Volume XVI, Issue #4,021
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Israelis down Syrian fighter jet, claim it breached airspace
2) GA: Republicans nominate Erich Honeck … er, Brian Kemp … for governor
3) Trump regime announces bigger welfare checks for US farmers hit by trade battle
4) Haley pressures Arab states to help buy off Palestinians
5) North Korea: Regime reportedly dismantling key missile launch site
6) Report: Otto Warmbier probably wasn’t tortured while in North Korea
7) IMF: Venezuela’s inflation on track to top one million percent
8) Pennsylvania teacher slammed for Nazi wrestler persona
9) OH: State Fair butter sculpture honors “A Christmas Story”
10) Trump’s war on US economy begins to hit Harley-Davidson
11) MO: McCaskill campaign hit with report on husband’s federal subsidy windfall
12) US Senate confirms Wilkie as VA secretary
13) Family of woman killed by Minneapolis cop sues for $50 million
14) Ryan: Putin won’t be invited to address Congress
15) NY: Cuomo pardons immigrants threatened with abduction, deportation
16) Ivanka Trump closes down her fashion brand
17) US regime scammers break up competing scams
18) Charges of rigging, intimidation mar Pakistan campaign
19) Trump regime: We may have deported nearly 500 abductees without their abducted children
20) Failure during engine test could delay Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Iran has no reason to deal with Trump
22) Why does anyone in this city need a gun?
23) JUUL heist: Addicts sue company for providing their fix
24) Congress & the IRS have stranded patients in SwampCare
25) More and more of what we do depends on government permission
26) Comey and Strzok, two key players in the scheme to clear Clinton & frame Trump
27) Four ways to contain Trump and prevent global wreckage
28) As US sanctions loom, can Iran nuclear deal still be saved?
29) The west has lost its sense of meaning
30) Some confusions of language in economic thought
31) There is no silent centrist majority
32) Iran: US regime change project is immoral and illegal
33) Legalizing pot sales means … higher home values?
34) Misguided ideas on “costs to the economy” harm our individual right to make choices in a free market
35) We’re living a constitutional crisis
36) Pres. Trump’s policies will give Americans a “lower”
37) All is not well in financial markets
38) In memoriam — MamaLiberty
39) Did Obama, Brennan & Clinton illegally collude to [fail to] take Trump down?
40) Shaming white people for calling the cops is just the first step
41) The “free riders” that come with privacy as a fundamental right in India
42) Reflections on media gone Russia-wild
43) The greatest hysteria in American history
44) Kick the addiction, save money
45) Was Goldman’s CEO “inspiring” or good for the economy? Nope and nope
46) Spending our way to a fiscal crisis
47) Fake news is no threat to democracy
48) Africa needs trade, not the EU’s weapons
49) Why the policy of price stability weakens the process of real wealth formation
50) Streamlining the future: Reducing resistance to broadband everywhere

The Sound and the Fury:

51) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 98
52) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1200
53) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 07/24/18
54) Scott Adams Says, 07/24/18
55) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 65
56) Free Talk Live, 07/23/18
57) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 358
58) One Free Family, episode 25
59) Cyber Law Podcast, episode 227
60) Anarcho Agenda, episode 75

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

1) Israelis down Syrian fighter jet, claim it breached airspace
Source: ABC News

“Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet it said had breached its airspace on Tuesday while advancing Syrian government forces retaking territory from rebels reached the Golan Heights frontier for the first time in seven years. The Israeli military said it monitored the advance of the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet and shot it down with a pair of Patriot missiles after it penetrated Israeli airspace by about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles). Syria’s military, however, said one of its jets was targeted by Israel over Syrian territory as it flew sorties against Islamic State militants. … The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said one pilot was killed and that the condition of the other was unknown.” (07/24/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syrian-army-reaches-golan-heights-defeating-rebels-56776393

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2) GA: Republicans nominate Erich Honeck … er, Brian Kemp … for governor
Source: The Hill

“Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) completed his surprise comeback on Tuesday, claiming the Republican nomination for governor after winning late endorsements from President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Kemp, serving his second term as secretary of State, bested Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R) in a low-turnout runoff two months after Cagle finished first in the primary, the Associated Press reported. … Kemp will now face Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, a former minority leader in the Georgia statehouse and the first African-American woman to be nominated by a major party to run for governor.” [editor’s note: Seriously — he even kind of physically resembles Honecker. Not as closely as their platforms resemble each other, but at least a little – TLK] (07/24/18)

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/398687-trump-backed-candidate-wins-georgia-governor-nomination

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3) Trump regime announces bigger welfare checks for US farmers hit by trade battle
Source: Raw Story

“The Trump administration on Tuesday plans to announce aid for U.S. farmers to help protect them from the repercussions of trade spats between the United States and China, the European Union and others, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters. The Washington Post earlier reported that the White House was readying $12 billion in assistance, citing two people familiar with the plan. Politico, citing two sources familiar with the plan, also reported said the administration will pay for the trade-related aid through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s broad authority and two commodity support programs in a farm bill under consideration in Congress. Representatives for the USDA could not be immediately reached for comment. Farmers have been a particular target in the ongoing clash over trade policy as other countries seek to retaliate for U.S. President Donald Trump’s duties on Chinese goods as well as steel and aluminum imports from European Union, Canada and Mexico. Those affected economies have in turn targeted U.S. agricultural products, including soybeans, dairy, meat, produce and liquor.” (07/24/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-administration-announce-aid-us-farmers-hit-trade-spats

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4) Haley pressures Arab states to help buy off Palestinians
Source: Fox News

“U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Tuesday challenged Arab countries who spout anti-Israel rhetoric to step up to the plate with financial support for Palestinians — warning that while the U.S. is generous, ‘we are not fools.’ At a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, Haley noted there is ‘no end’ to speeches from Arab states criticizing Israel’s actions in the region, and the impact they are allegedly having on the Palestinian population. ‘If those words were useful in the schools, the hospitals, and the streets of their communities, the Palestinian people would not be facing the desperate conditions we are discussing here today,’ she said. ‘But talk is cheap.’ She noted that the U.S. provided $364 million to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and another $300 million in bilateral assistance last year, numbers that dwarf the contributions from other countries.” (07/24/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/24/haley-pressures-arab-states-to-step-up-on-palestinian-aid-are-not-fools.html

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5) North Korea: Regime reportedly dismantling key missile launch site
Source: New York Post

“North Korea is reportedly dismantling facilities at one of their key launching stations in a possible attempt to fulfill a denuclearization pact. Satellite photos taken over the past few days show the regime has started disassembling parts of its Sohae Satellite Launching Station, according to the monitoring web site 38 North. The launching site reportedly helped the rogue regime develop their intercontinental ballistic missile program.” (07/24/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/07/24/north-korea-reportedly-dismantling-key-missile-launch-site/

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6) Report: Otto Warmbier probably wasn’t tortured while in North Korea
Source: USA Today

“A new report on the last days of college student Otto Warmbier’s life says Warmbier most likely was not tortured during his 15 months in North Korean captivity. The report says Warmbier may have suffered the brain damage that ultimately killed him immediately after his trial. The report from GQ magazine also suggests the Trump administration promoted the idea that Warmbier had been physically tortured as part of its drumbeat of war against the isolated Asian nation last year. But once President Donald Trump secured a summit meeting in June with North Korea’s leader, ‘The story of Otto being brutally beaten had outlived its usefulness.’ GQ published the account, ‘The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage,’ by writer Doug Bock Clark, online Monday. The story will run in the magazine’s August print edition.” [editor’s note: So it takes GQ to reveal the “truth” when most of mainstream “journalists” continue with the lies that made the “Kim is insane” story fly better – SAT] (07/24/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/07/24/report-otto-warmbier-probably-not-tortured-north-korea/825693002

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7) IMF: Venezuela’s inflation on track to top one million percent
Source: CBS News

“Economists say inflation in Venezuela could top an astounding 1 million percent by year’s end as the country’s historic crisis deepens. The International Monetary Fund predicted the decline Monday. The once wealthy oil-producing nation of Venezuela is in the grips of a five-year crisis that leaves many of its people struggling to find food and medicine, while driving masses across the border for relief into neighboring Colombia and Brazil. Shortages in electricity, domestic water and public transportation plague millions of Venezuelans, who also confront high crime, the IMF noted. Socialist President Nicolas Maduro often blames Venezuela’s poor economy on an economic war that he says is being waged by the U.S. and Europe.” (07/23/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/venezuelas-inflation-on-track-to-top-1-million-percent-imf-says/

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8) Pennsylvania teacher slammed for Nazi wrestler persona
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A US school teacher has been censured for his extracurricular hobby: masquerading as a German Nazi as a part of his amateur wrestling persona. Kevin Bean, 36, teaches fifth and sixth grade students in Pennsylvania, local media say. He also wrestles under the name ‘Blitzkreig, the German Juggernaut.’ Video of Mr Bean doing a Nazi salute during his entrance into the ring caused an uproar on social media. Mr Bean himself has not replied to requests for comment from US media. The Spring-Ford Area School District where Mr Bean is employed launched an internal investigation after a video of Mr Bean doing the Nazi salute went viral.” (07/24/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44941618

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9) OH: State Fair butter sculpture honors “A Christmas Story”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The butter sculpture at this year’s Ohio State Fair brings a bit of Christmas in July with a dairy display of key elements from the 1983 film ‘A Christmas Story,’ which was partly filmed in Cleveland. In addition to the traditional butter cow and calf, the sculpture unveiled Tuesday includes the character Ralphie in his bunny suit, the classic leg lamp, and a holiday tree decorated with lights. The scene showing the licking of the frozen flagpole is there too, but this time the kid isn’t the only one with his tongue stuck. It appears the butter calf took the ‘triple-dog-dare,’ too. The American Dairy Association Mideast says sculptors spent more than 400 hours creating the refrigerated display out of more than a ton of butter.” (07/24/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ohio-State-Fair-butter-sculpture-honors-A-13100613.php

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10) Trump’s war on US economy begins to hit Harley-Davidson
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Harley-Davidson’s U.S. motorcycle sales fell in the company’s recent fiscal quarter, Harley said Tuesday, as it reported a 6.4 percent drop in profit and said its performance in coming months would be impacted by tariffs on bikes and raw materials. Harley said its net income fell to $242.3 million, or $1.45 per share in the second fiscal quarter ended July 1, down from $258.9 million, or $1.48 per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell 3.3 percent to $1.71 billion. Harley’s U.S. motorcycle sales were down 6.4 percent, while international sales were up 0.7 percent. Worldwide, including the U.S., sales fell 3.6 percent. The company cut its forecast for profit margin this year, adding to its predictions of damage from tariffs triggered by Trump’s trade war.” (07/24/18)

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/2018/07/24/harley-davidson-profit-falls-decline-u-s-motorcycle-sales/824843002/

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11) MO: McCaskill campaign hit with report on husband’s federal subsidy windfall
Source: Fox News

“Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill was hit with another politically damaging report Tuesday when her local newspaper revealed businesses tied to her husband have gotten more than $131 million in federal subsidies since she took office. Husband Joseph Shepard doesn’t personally pocket that money. But he has benefited from profits from the housing projects he’s invested in that received those subsidies. According to the investigation by The Kansas City Star, Shepard’s personal income from the investments grew considerably since McCaskill took office in 2007. He reportedly made between $1,608 and $16,731 in 2006. But in 2017, Shepard reportedly earned between $365,374 and $1.1 million ‘from investments in housing projects that received federal subsidies.’ The information came from the Missouri senator’s financial disclosure forms, which only provide a range of income.” (07/24/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/24/mccaskill-campaign-hit-with-report-on-husbands-federal-subsidy-windfall.html

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12) US Senate confirms Wilkie as VA secretary
Source: Aol News

“A full Senate floor vote has confirmed Robert Wilkie as the new Department of Veterans Affairs secretary. Monday’s vote was 86-9. President Donald Trump tapped Wilkie for the job in May. The former VA secretary, David Shulkin, was fired in March after an inspector general report criticized him for wasteful spending and unethical actions during a department trip last summer.” (07/23/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/07/23/senate-confirms-robert-wilkie-as-the-new-va-secretary/23488103/

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13) Family of woman killed by Minneapolis cop sues for $50 million
Source: Yahoo! News

“The family of an Australian woman who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year after she called 911 to report a possible assault filed a lawsuit Monday alleging the officer conspired with his partner to hide what really happened. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court alleges Justine Ruszczyk Damond’s civil rights were violated when she was shot July 15, 2017, by Officer Mohamed Noor, who has since been fired and charged with murder in Damond’s death. It claims Noor and his partner that night, Officer Matthew Harrity, conspired to cover up facts surrounding the shooting and made a conscious decision not to activate their body cameras.” (07/23/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/family-woman-killed-minneapolis-officer-sues-145242868.html

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14) Ryan: Putin won’t be invited to address Congress
Source: Reuters

“Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be invited to address the U.S. Congress if he accepts President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit Washington, a senior Republican lawmaker said on Tuesday, calling that a privilege reserved for allies. The comments by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan reflect the continuing unease among U.S. lawmakers even within Trump’s own party about the president’s outreach to Putin in the wake of the July 16 summit between the two leaders in Helsinki. Ryan told a briefing he did not have a problem with Trump sitting down with foreign leaders like Putin, but said the message being conveyed during such talks is what is important.” (07/24/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-ryan/putin-wont-be-invited-to-address-u-s-congress-house-speaker-ryan-idUSKBN1KE216

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15) NY: Cuomo pardons immigrants threatened with abduction, deportation
Source: Fox News

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo pardoned several illegal [sic] immigrants Monday in order to help them avoid deportation. The New York Democrat, who is up for re-election this year, pardoned seven people who had minor criminal convictions, ranging from petty larceny to drug possession, his office said. And with the pardons, Cuomo didn’t miss the opportunity to take a dig at the Trump administration and its ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policies that left thousands of minors separated from their families after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.” (07/24/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/24/new-york-gov-cuomo-pardons-illegal-immigrants-facing-deportation-for-crimes.html

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16) Ivanka Trump closes down her fashion brand
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has decided to close down her fashion brand. She split from the company a year ago to enter the White House as a senior adviser. Ms Trump launched the brand in 2014, but after her father’s election was faced with shopper boycotts. Ms Trump had reportedly become frustrated by the difficulties posed by avoiding possible conflicts of interest while serving in the White House. A spokesperson for the company said the decision ‘has nothing to do with the performance of the brand and is based solely on Ivanka’s decision to remain in Washington indefinitely.’ After 17 months in her White House role Ms Trump said she did not know ‘when or if I will ever return to the business.’” (07/24/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44944124

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17) US regime scammers break up competing scams
Source: New York Times

“With stiff sentences for 21 conspirators last week in the United States and a round of indictments in India, the Justice Department says it has broken up what appeared to be the nation’s first [non-governmental] large-scale, multinational telephone fraud operation. Over four years, more than 15,000 victims in the United States lost ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars to the sophisticated scam, and more than 50,000 individuals had their personal information misused, the department said Friday. The money was routed through call centers in India back to the ringleaders in eight states. The fraudulent calls came suddenly and frequently while the scam was active from 2012 to 2016, according to court documents. A person posing as an Internal Revenue Service or immigration official was on the phone, threatening arrest, deportation or other penalties if the victims did not immediately pay their debts with prepaid cards or wire transfers.” [editor’s note: Small-time competitors, only scamming “hundreds of millions of dollars” versus the trillions the kingpins knock down – TLK] (07/23/18)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/irs-phone-scams-jeff-sessions.html

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18) Charges of rigging, intimidation mar Pakistan campaign
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country’s wobbly transition to democratic rule. The campaign has been characterized by ‘blatant, aggressive and unabashed attempts to manipulate’ the outcome, with media being silenced and the intimidation of candidates, according to Pakistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission. At the center of most allegations is the powerful military establishment, along with its intelligence agency, known by the acronym ISI. The manipulation is seen as seeking to prevent the Pakistan Muslim League, the party of disgraced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, from returning to power, while giving a shot at running the country to former cricket star Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, or PTI.” (07/24/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Charges-of-rigging-intimidation-mar-Pakistan-13099335.php

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19) Trump regime: We may have deported nearly 500 abductees without their abducted children
Source: NBC News

“The Trump administration may have already deported as many as 463 migrant parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, and they may have lost [sic] their right to reunification, Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing on Monday. Those parents may not be eligible to be reunified with their children, according to the filing, which grouped parents not in the U.S. as either potentially eligible or not eligible. The filing also reported that 879 migrant children have been successfully reunified with their parents, up from 364 on Thursday. But 917 parents may not be eligible for reunification at all.” (07/23/18)

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/over-460-migrants-separated-their-children-have-potentially-been-deported-n893886

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20) Failure during engine test could delay Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft
Source: The Verge

“The development of Boeing’s new crew-carrying space capsule, the CST-100 Starliner, hit a roadblock last month. The company experienced an undisclosed ‘anomaly’ in June when conducting a test of the Starliner’s launch abort engines — the key hardware that could help save the spacecraft in case of an emergency. Boeing says it has figured out what went wrong, but it’s unclear if this will delay the first milestone flights of the vehicle moving forward. The Starliner is the spacecraft that Boeing has been developing over the last decade as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.” (07/23/18)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/23/17600598/boeing-cst-100-starliner-launch-abort-engines-hot-fire-test

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

21) Iran has no reason to deal with Trump
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“Trump and Pompeo may say that they want Iran to agree to a ‘better’ deal, but everything else that they say and do shows that they have no interest in any agreement that might be acceptable to Iran. The administration’s demands have put Iran in the position of choosing between defiance and humiliating surrender with nothing in between, and like any other self-respecting government the Iranians are choosing defiance. The U.S. under Trump has already proven that it can’t be trusted to honor its agreements with Iran when the president reneged on the nuclear deal. The goal of the administration’s Iran policy is now unmistakable: the destabilization and overthrow of the regime.” (07/24/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/iran-has-no-reason-to-deal-with-trump/

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22) Why does anyone in this city need a gun?
Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

“The Sunday shooting and the other recent ones in Toronto occurred after three decades of increasingly severe gun controls in Canada …. It is farcical to hear Toronto’s mayor John Tory, a conservative politician, suggesting ‘tougher gun laws’ in the wake of the tragic Sunday events, and pontificating: ‘There are far too many people carrying around guns in our city and our region who should not have them.’ He asked: ‘Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?’ He did not mean that cops should not be armed. They have been more and more heavily armed as ordinary citizens were gradually disarmed. He did not mean that the cops who protect him do not need guns. He meant that ordinary citizens should be totally disarmed, hoping that thugs will also disarm, which would (inexplicably?) leave only the cops armed.” (07/24/18)

https://www.econlib.org/why-does-anyone-in-this-city-need-a-gun/

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23) JUUL heist: Addicts sue company for providing their fix
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Yes, nicotine is addictive. The plaintiffs knew (or, in the minor’s case, at least should have known) that it was addictive before JUUL ever entered their lives. All JUUL did was offer them an arguably safer, and probably less socially awkward, way of getting their fixes. These lawsuits are the equivalent of a heroin addict suing a needle exchange or methadone clinic for helping her avoid some of the worst potential consequences of her problem with alternative delivery methods for her drug of choice.” (07/24/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13887

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24) Congress & the IRS have stranded patients in SwampCare
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Jane M Orient, MD

“The Swamp in Washington, D.C., and its crony capitalist retainers do not want to lose their grip on the trillions of dollars that slosh through the ‘healthcare’ sector — approaching one-fifth of the U.S. economy. The one thing that would cut costs (not just spending), restore sanity, protect the patient-physician relationship, unleash innovation, and encourage excellent care is to put patients in control of their own money. Under the current third-party payment system, made much worse by ObamaCare, a huge part (one-third? one half? who knows?) of the health care dollar is diverted to bureaucrats, compliance officers, administrators, CEOs, managed-care profits, middlemen such as pharmacy benefits managers, and other swamp dwellers who contribute nothing to the actual care of patients. Then a goodly share goes to lobbyists and congressmen to keep the racket going. There are two disruptive innovations that threaten the sweetheart deals in the Swamp: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and DPC — Direct Primary Care or Direct Patient Care.” (07/24/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/direct-primary-care-dpc-tax-code

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25) More and more of what we do depends on government permission
Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Do you have permit for that? If you want to keep that permit, you’d better do as you’re told. Increasingly, that’s the theme of modern America. More and more of what we do is dependent on permission from the government. That permission, unsurprisingly, is contingent on keeping government officials happy. Rub those officials the wrong way and they’ll strip you of permission to travel the roads, leave the country, or even make a living. That’s not a recipe for a free country.” (07/24/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/07/24/permitted-lives

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26) Comey and Strzok, two key players in the scheme to clear Clinton & frame Trump
Source: Fox News Forum
by Gregg Jarrett

“In one of the more stunning revelations contained in the report compiled by the Justice Department’s watchdog, former FBI Director James Comey claimed he doesn’t remember the moment he decided (and put down in writing) that Hillary Clinton had committed crimes. We know that on or about May 2, 2016, Comey composed a statement summarizing Clinton’s mishandling of classified documents, concluding that she was ‘grossly negligent.’ Those pivotal words have a distinct legal meaning, and are drawn directly from a federal statute, 18 U.S.C. 793(f), which makes it a felony to handle classified documents in a ‘grossly negligent’ manner.” (07/23/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/07/23/gregg-jarrett-comey-and-strzok-two-key-players-in-scheme-to-clear-clinton-and-frame-trump.html

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27) Four ways to contain Trump and prevent global wreckage
Source: USA Today
by Tyson Barker & Mark Simakovsky

“President Donald Trump’s trans-Atlantic diplomacy this month makes clear that he is the single greatest source of uncertainty on the world stage. Just as the United States developed a containment strategy to check the Soviet threat against U.S. allies and global interests, Trump’s Russia policy cries out for a ‘Trump containment strategy.’ In one week, Trump took a hatchet to the U.S.-built international system and crown jewel of American power [sic] (NATO), while siding publicly with an adversary, Russia. Trump’s cataclysmic performance in Finland came after he purposefully sought to undermine NATO in Brussels; questioned German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s credibility (even though she has been the linchpin of Western unity on Russia); shoved the leader of America’s most important defense ally, British Prime Minister Theresa May, over a political cliff; and warned NATO that America would go it alone if his demands on burden sharing were not met. Trump’s shocking but not surprising decision in Helsinki to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the U.S. intelligence community was a fitting coda to a dismal week.” (07/24/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/24/trump-putin-nato-russia-containment-strategy-column/808053002

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28) As US sanctions loom, can Iran nuclear deal still be saved?
Source: Reuters
by Maysam Behravesh

“The exodus of international firms from Iran is accelerating as the August deadline for the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions against Tehran approaches. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the multinational Joint Comprehensive Place of Action, which lifted international sanctions against Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, has left the 2015 accord hanging dangerously in the balance. On July 7, French shipping giant CMA CGM announced its decision to leave Iran ‘due to the Trump administration,’ the group’s chief executive Rodolphe Saadé said. The announcement came two days after talks in Vienna between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and his counterparts from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia produced no breakthroughs. The first of its kind since Trump’s withdrawal announcement in May, the meeting was intended to provide the Islamic Republic with an economic package that would make up for its losses under U.S. sanctions. Today, the weakened nuclear agreement confronts three possible fates: survival, abrupt death, or gradual demise.” (07/24/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-behravesh-iran-commentary/commentary-as-u-s-sanctions-loom-can-iran-nuclear-deal-still-be-saved-idUSKBN1KD2C5

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29) The west has lost its sense of meaning
Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“In the 19th century, new streets were named after great men. By the late 20th century that had changed entirely. Now, streets are named after geographical features: Fox Run, Spring Grove, Forest Ridge, and so on. While any individual street name may be trivial by itself, a complete change in a naming convention amongst hundreds of millions of people speaks of something deeper. So does the fact that almost no one in the West hangs images and words of personal devotion on their walls any longer. Mainly they hang abstract art.” (07/24/18)

https://www.freemansperspective.com/the-west-has-lost-its-sense-of-meaning/

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30) Some confusions of language in economic thought
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“Hayek reasoned that the language used in political theorizing and discussion conjured up the impression that society is a planned organization with those with political power and responsibility able to redesign the rules of human association as they want. In terms he later used, all such beliefs are examples of a ‘fatal conceit’ of an arrogant and misplaced ‘pretense of knowledge.’ Matching the division of labor, Hayek long emphasized, is an inescapable division of knowledge that leaves all of us with limited abilities to understand enough of all the complexity and continual changes in the social order to presume to restructure the institutions of society to fit some preferred notions of distributive social justice or other ethical deserts. The same misuses of language can be seen at work also, I suggest, in economic theorizing and policy making.” (07/24/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/some-confusions-of-language-in-economic-thought/

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31) There is no silent centrist majority
Source: The New Republic
by Sarah Jones

“The centrists can hear the silence. At last week’s inaugural Opportunity 2020 conference in Columbus, Ohio, one moderate Democrat after another acknowledged that all the noise in the party comes from the left wing. “There is no question there is a lot of volume and emotion and energy around the more activist wing of our party,” said Jim Himes, a U.S. representative from Connecticut who chairs the New Democrats, a coalition of 68 business-friendly House Democrats. … But these centrists feel that many Democrats, maybe even most of them, are being drowned out by the left. … There are certainly some Democrats who feel that way. And it is certainly true that voters in some districts prefer moderate Democrats to their left-wing alternatives, as shown by the recent elections of Representative Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania and Senator Doug Jones in Alabama. But there is increasingly less evidence to support the notion, pushed by many leaders at last week’s conference, that there is a widespread hunger in today’s Democratic Party today for political compromise and moderate policies. Party leaders might be centrist, but the base is not.” (07/24/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/150144/no-silent-centrist-majority

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32) Iran: US regime change project is immoral and illegal
Source: OpEdNews
by David William Pear

“Contemptuous of international law, the US makes no secret of its plots to overthrow the leaders of internationally recognized governments that reject the neoliberal New World Order. Iran is at the top of the US enemies list. The US has been at it since the 1979 Iran Revolution, when the Iranian people overthrew the US’s ‘our boy,’ the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Shah had become the US’s ‘our boy’ as CIA agent Kermit Roosevelt referred to him in 1953, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower overthrew the popular democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh. Overthrowing governments is illegal according to US law and international law. It is also immoral if one believes in democracy, self-determination, and the sovereignty of nations, respect for human life, and the rule of law.” (07/24/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/IRAN–US-Regime-Change-Pr-by-David-William-Pear-Iran_Iranian_Iraq_Obama-180724-498.html

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33) Legalizing pot sales means … higher home values?
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Art Carden

“The last decade has seen a slow move toward nationwide marijuana legalization. The Pew Research Center reported at the beginning of January that 61 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization. An April Quinnipiac University poll put the number at 63 percent. There’s clear and unprecedented support for legal pot. But what will happen to our communities and our quality of life if marijuana is legalized? Moreover, talk is cheap: people might say they want pot legalized, but do they walk the talk, so to speak, with where they choose to live? Apparently, they do. According to new research published in the July 2018 issue of Economic Inquiry, legalizing retail sales of marijuana in Colorado increased housing values by about 6 percent — or an average of $15,600 per house.” (07/24/18)

https://fee.org/articles/legalizing-pot-sales-meanshigher-home-values/

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34) Misguided ideas on “costs to the economy” harm our individual right to make choices in a free market
Source: Cato Institute
by Ryan Bourne

“One of the most cliched, misguided ideas in economic debate is the view that politicians are focused on GDP above all else. Yes, politicians of all parties clearly consider growth important. But the existence of constrictive planning laws, migration controls, and regulation for social ends makes a mockery of the idea that MPs and government cast all other concerns aside for raising GDP. Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a proliferation of economics-style campaigning that lends weight to the GDP-fetish theorists.” (07/24/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/misguided-ideas-costs-economy-harm-our-individual-right-make-choices-free

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35) We’re living a constitutional crisis
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 delivers substantial evidence that Trump is guilty of colluding with Russia or of obstructing justice, and the House does nothing to impeach him, we have a ‘constitutional crisis.’ Well, I have news for you. We’re already in a ‘constitutional crisis.’ You see, the Constitution is a tiny document. It requires that presidents and others in positions of power be bound by norms, unwritten rules, and long-established understandings of their constitutional responsibilities. Yet look at what’s happened since January 2017.” [editor’s note: If it were not so horrifying that he is ignoring the previous eight years (and most of the eight before, etc.) of Presidential oversteps, this would just be amusing – SAT] (07/24/18)

http://prospect.org/article/were-living-constitutional-crisis

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36) Pres. Trump’s policies will give Americans a “lower”
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Mr. Lohston: Thanks for your e-mail. Your uncle is mistaken to describe tariffs as a way ‘for President Trump to give Americans a raise.’ What your uncle sees — correctly — is the fact that American workers who are protected from having to compete with foreign workers might well get more money in their paychecks, and that these particular workers will indeed be better off if the prices of the things that they buy rise by less than the rise in their pay. But what your uncle doesn’t see is much larger. Your uncle doesn’t see that if foreigners earn fewer dollars by selling things to us they have fewer dollars to use to buy things from us and to invest in our economy. And so your uncle doesn’t see the American workers who lose jobs, or who don’t get jobs, because of U.S.-imposed tariffs. Your uncle also doesn’t see that the resulting lower demand for workers in these negatively affected U.S. industries lowers the wages for workers in these industries.” (07/24/18)

https://cafehayek.com/2018/07/pres-trumps-policies-will-give-americans-lower.html

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37) All is not well in financial markets
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Thorsten Polleit

“It seems to be a hard time for those expressing concern about the build-up of risks in the economic and financial system: the major economies in the world are expanding at a decent clip, credit default concerns are very low, and stock and housing prices keep going up, driven by investor optimism and supported by an ongoing low interest rate environment. Moreover, cyclical indicators do currently not suggest that something terrible is just around the corner. But of course, there is good reason not to get carried away by the ‘all is well’ mentality that has gripped financial market action.” (07/24/18)

https://mises.org/wire/all-not-well-financial-markets

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38) In memoriam — MamaLiberty
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“My very dear friend, mentor, and correspondent, Susan Callaway, has departed this mortal coil. She said her goodbyes to our readers and visitors almost a month ago, and survived her cancer longer than she thought, and perhaps, wished. … We last heard from her on Monday the 16th, but still have not been able to get the details. Her last message indicated she was coming to the end, frustrated because the local government agencies were trying to get involved to ‘help’ her.” (07/23/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/07/23/in-memoriam-mama-liberty/

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39) Did Obama, Brennan & Clinton illegally collude to [fail to] take Trump down?
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“As the saying goes, a fish rots from the head down. Well, so do bad governments. Recent revelations about the behavior of President Obama and his CIA director John Brennan in pushing the bogus Russian collusion investigation suggest that’s been the case. The release of the FISA application by the FBI to investigate alleged collusion between Russia and President Trump’s campaign and recent comments made by top officials are eye opening. Not only did President Obama know about the investigation, he seems to have pushed it from the very beginning. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, the nation’s former spy master, James Clapper, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.” (07/23/18)

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

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40) Shaming white people for calling the cops is just the first step
Source: In These Times
by Derecka Purnell

“Black Twitter recently (and hilariously) highlighted a frequent source of 911 calls: annoyed white people. Concerned neighbors called police on a Black woman checking into her Airbnb because she did not smile or wave at them. A Starbucks manager called police on two Black men waiting for a colleague (who were then arrested and jailed). An environmental scientist called police on Black people for barbecuing in a park (and ‘BBQ Becky’ monitored the pair for two hours until the police showed). These calls resonate for two reasons: First, since the 1400s, white people have legally and socially restricted the movement of Blacks, Native people and poorer whites. Slavers loathed runaways and feared uprisings. States passed laws requiring white people to monitor, track, capture and beat people who escaped their captors. … Second, law enforcement and white civilians still share legal and social power to control and kill Black people.” (07/24/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21282/shaming-white-people-calling-police-violence-racism

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41) The “free riders” that come with privacy as a fundamental right in India
Source: Students For Liberty
by Aparna George

“Euphoria, a feeling of liberty, a sort of unfettering … These disjointed words aptly sum up my feelings when in August 2017, a nine-judge Supreme Court bench pronounced their verdict on the right to privacy as a fundamental right. With legal sanction and appropriate sanctity, my privacy is now as inalienable as my right to life and liberty. It is as fundamental as my right to be treated equally, and as invaluable as my right to express myself in any which way I choose. High time, I must say? But once the initial glitter faded, the reality was a lot more unambiguous. Is this judgment actually a double ended sword? Is there more to it than what meets the eye? As a Law student, questioning comes to me as second nature and that’s what I proceeded to do. The end result didn’t paint a rosy picture.” (07/24/18)

https://www.studentsforliberty.org/The+%22Free+Riders%22+that+come+with+Privacy+as+a+Fundamental+Right+in+India

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42) Reflections on media gone Russia-wild
Source: CounterPunch
by Paul Street

“Will masses of U.S-Americans rise to the great patriotic cause of protecting William Browder from death in Putin’s Russia? Not likely. Communist patrilineage aside (we don’t choose our grandparents), the Chicago-born William Browder isn’t actually a U.S.-American. He hasn’t been since 1998, when he became an American expatriate by re-‘domiciling’ to Britain in order to avoid paying US taxes on foreign investments. Something tells me that Sam Adams and his Boston Tea Party compatriots would think twice before rallying to the defense of William Browder. Making Browder an even less likely American hero, Browder was for many years a top Russian kleptocrat, albeit one of a very curious kind.” (07/24/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/24/reflections-on-media-gone-russia-wild/

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43) The greatest hysteria in American history
Source: Town Hall
by Dennis Prager

“You and I are living through the greatest mass hysteria in American history. For many Americans, the McCarthy era held that dubious distinction, but what is happening now is incomparably worse. For one thing, any hysteria that existed then was directed against the greatest evil in the world at the time: communism. Then-Sen. Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee notwithstanding, there really were Americans in important positions who supported communist regimes enslaving their populations and committing mass murder. McCarthy was on to something. In contrast, the country is choking on hysteria over the extremely unlikely possibility — for which there is still no evidence — that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, and the absurdity that President Trump works for Russian President Vladimir Putin. or another, the mainstream media did not support McCarthy. Most in the media were highly critical of McCarthy. Today, the mainstream media are not the voices of caution. They are the creators of the hysteria. …. Not surprisingly, they have dropped any pretense of objective reporting in the process.” (07/24/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2018/07/24/the-greatest-hysteria-in-american-history-n2503045

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44) Kick the addiction, save money
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The political case for the War on Drugs has always been intuitive. ‘Drugs are bad’ has trumped practical concerns. But the actual, responsible case for the political crusade has depended upon some concept of ‘social cost.’ Now that marijuana is being legalized state by state, the case against the greater War on Drugs is being taken seriously — enough to rethink all varieties of costs. Indeed, many now see the opioid epidemic as being driven, in part, by the War on Drugs, and not just as an excuse for a stronger crackdown. Nevertheless, coming to some accounting — especially ‘social cost’ accounting — remains difficult. This is especially true so long as its effects on freedom and the rule of law do not get figured in.” (07/24/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/07/24/kick-the-addiction-save-money/

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45) Was Goldman’s CEO “inspiring” or good for the economy? Nope and nope
Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“One easy way to draw attention to an opinion piece is with a ‘hot take’ or two that change some widely-held belief. This is an especially popular gambit if that belief is held by the left. Financial journalist Roger Lowenstein did that recently in the Washington Post, when he challenged the widely-held opinion that Lloyd Blankfein, outgoing CEO of Goldman Sachs, is a bad person who has done a great deal of harm to the economy. In this case, the wisdom of crowds got it right. Lowenstein should know better. His recent commentary on Elon Musk, whom he described as a ‘a one-person corporate inequality machine,’ was pointed and smart. His piece on the ‘myth of the superhero executive’ was an excellent summary of our broken system of executive compensation.” (07/24/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180724/was-goldman-sachs-ceo-inspiring-and-good-for-the-economy-nope-and-nope

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46) Spending our way to a fiscal crisis
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“According to financial writer Simon Black, the federal government is spending approximately 52,000 dollars per second. This, not last year’s tax cuts, is the reason why the national debt has reached a record 21 trillion dollars, which is more than America’s gross domestic product (GDP). Another ominous sign is that this year both Social Security and Medicare will have to draw down on their reserve funds to be able to pay benefits. The Social Security and Medicare trust funds will both soon be bankrupt, putting additional strains on the federal budget and American taxpayers. The excessive debt caused by excessive spending will inevitably cause a major economic crisis. Yet, with a few notable exceptions, there is little to no desire in Washington to cut spending.” (07/23/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/spending-way-fiscal-crisis

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47) Fake news is no threat to democracy
Source: spiked
by Emily Dinsmore

“Facebook remains under fire for failing to tackle the alleged scourge of fake news. As Fraser Myers pointed out on spiked yesterday, Facebook’s recent PR offensive, in which it claimed it will take on fake news and do more to protect users, has fallen flat, as reporters have continued to push execs on why they haven’t removed conspiratorial sites like InfoWars from the platform. The demand that Facebook police what stories are posted on it is deeply problematic, and risks handing the role of Ministry of Truth to a huge corporation and its fact-checkers. But it’s also worth asking if this panic about fake news is even justified in the first place. Are fake stories and conspiracy theories duping millions of people, so much so that they need to be filtered and removed lest they undermine democracy?” (07/24/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/fake-news-is-no-threat-to-democracy/

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48) Africa needs trade, not the EU’s weapons
Source: Acton Institute
by Ibrahim B Anoba

“Western and central Africa, known as the Sahel region, has been the home to a string of human rights abuses and attempted genocide within living memory. It is presently the home to numerous jihadist insurgencies. Yet the European Union is considering sending arms to the region, rather than developing its latent resources so that the people of my continent can flourish. The EU recently proposed the €10.5-billion ($12.3 U.S.) European Peace Facility (EPF) for partners in crisis zones, including Africa’s Sahel region. The EPF — which is intended to combat insecurity in nations including Somalia, Mali, and the Central African Republic — would supply lethal weaponry to the area. Despite the EPF’s good intentions, it is the last thing the Sahel or any region of sub-Saharan Africa needs.” (07/23/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/07/23/africa-needs-trade-not-eus-weapons

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49) Why the policy of price stability weakens the process of real wealth formation
Source: Cobden Centre
by Dr. Frank Shostak

“There is almost complete unanimity among economists that the most important role of the central bank is to attain price level stability. It is held that price stability promotes economic growth and people’s well-being by increasing the efficiency of the market mechanism. According to the former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York William J. McDonough. Over the long run, price stability is the one sustainable contribution monetary policy can make to growth. This applies to all countries. In other words, price level stability is the key to economic growth and prosperity. But does it make sense?” (07/24/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/07/why-the-policy-of-price-stability-weakens-the-process-of-real-wealth-formation/

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50) Streamlining the future: Reducing resistance to broadband everywhere
Source: Heartland Institute
by Bartlett Cleland

“Next week, the Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to move forward on the ‘Streamlining The Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure Necessary to Enhance Small Cell Deployment Act’ or the ‘STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act.’ The goal of the legislation is to modernize the process for and speed the deployment of small antennas or ‘small cells’ required in the building of 5G infrastructure, the next generation of wireless connectivity. … While 5G will be great for hyper local applications and will be abundant in smart cities, a smart America will take a broader and familiar approach, using a combination of new fiber and wireless. Other technologies, such as satellite, will also play a role.” (07/23/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/07/streamlining-the-future-reducing-resistance-to-broadband-everywhere/

***** The Sound and the Fury *****

51) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 98
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“‘If one takes care of the means, the end will take care of itself.’ What does this mean and why is it so important? What’s in the News with stories on crooked cops times two, secession, some good news for a change, Dread Pirate Roberts, and Wikileaks. Also, an Ancap Apps segment on CryptoTip, an easy way for you to become a crypto evangelist!” [various formats] (07/24/18)

https://thelavaflow.com/means-vs-ends-tlf098/

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52) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1200
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“The prolific libertarian scholar Walter Block joins me for a fascinating look at his life in the libertarian world, from his days as a social democrat through libertarianism and beyond.” [various formats] (07/24/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1200-walter-block-on-his-life-with-ayn-rand-and-murray-rothbard/

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53) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 07/24/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“After meeting Monday with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), President Trump appeared to agree with the Senator that certain senior Obama era intelligence community officials may be abusing their security clearances for personal and political gain. Opponents claim that any move to strip the clearances would be an attack on the First Amendment of those involved. Plus bonus topic: Did the FBI mislead the FISA Court in pushing for surveillance permission on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page?” [Flash video] (07/24/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/free-speech-attack-trump-eyes-pulling-obama-era-security-clearances

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54) Scott Adams Says, 07/24/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about President Trump using his successes to divert attention from his smart moves. And coffee.” [Flash video] (07/24/18)

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

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55) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 65
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Martin Van Buren was intellectually committed to laissez-faire and limited government, but the devil is always in the details.” [various formats] (07/24/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/liberty-chronicles/van-burens-dirty-game

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56) Free Talk Live, 07/23/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Cuba to Allow Private Property :: Marvel Director Fired over Tweets :: Blaming Family :: Ostracizing vs Hugging Cantwell :: TOPS Scholarship Program :: Pervert Priests :: Call Screening :: Age of Consent :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Melanie, Jay.” [Flash audio or MP3] (07/23/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-07-23

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57) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 358
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc is joined by Dr. Eric Larson of the Paradocs podcast for a great conversation on everything ranging from Ron Paul — and Dr. Larson’s interesting connection to him — and how the medical cartels have distorted the entire medical industry.” [various formats] (07/23/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/07/23/dr-eric-larson-on-ron-paul-and-medical-cartels/

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58) One Free Family, episode 25
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Have you ever been in a situation where you felt pressured to parent your kids differently than your instincts tell you to, or than how you have planned? Maybe you don’t have restrictions on screen time, but your friends and their kids do. Perhaps you’re hanging out with friends and they discipline their kids in ways that you don’t agree with. How can we navigate these situations and keep our relationships intact? James and Taylor share how they’ve come to handle situations where they are spending time with people they care about who have different parenting philosophies than they do.” [Flash audio] (07/23/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/navigating-relationships-when-parenting-styles-differ-off025/

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59) Cyber Law Podcast, episode 227
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy

“In this episode, Bobby Chesney charts the emergence of undetectably forged videos. They’re not here yet, but before we’re ready the internet will be awash with fake revenge porn, fake human rights atrocities, and fake political scandals.” [various formats] (07/23/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/07/23/defending-against-deep-fakes-with-lifelo

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60) Anarcho Agenda, episode 75
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Jeremy Henggeler joins me to talk about liberty, learning from history, the ineffectiveness of voting, a couple police encounters, and much more.” [various formats] (07/23/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-75-2018-07-23

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