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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Saudi Arabia: Regime appears to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack
2) Trump regime revives sanctions to further damage Iran’s economy
3) US judge bars Trump policy restricting transgender troops
4) Rand Paul, in Moscow, invites Russian lawmakers to Washington
5) Gates flips on Manafort in money laundering [sic] trial
6) WI: Police say shooting at local radio station was not an attack on the media
7) CA: Demise of Zen Hospice Project looms as donations drop
8) Massive glowing “rogue” planet spotted “drifting” in space
9) Republican power: The Koch network vs. the Republican National Committee
10) IL: At least 40 shot and four killed in seven hours in city with strict “gun control” laws
11) KS: Trump’s endorsement of Kobach may give Dems shot to win gubernatorial race
12) AK: Russian immigrant seeks US House seat
13) California company creates THC-detecting breathalyzer
14) Bolton: Iran should “come to the table”
15) Democrats optimistic about retaking state legislative seats
16) Confederate memorials turning up faster than they can be removed
17) Venezuela: Six arrested in alleged Maduro assassination plot
18) Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills three occupation troops
19) CT: Gun rights group pulls endorsement of GOP candidate for coming out against First Amendment
20) Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) China could win Trump’s trade war
22) Presidential treason on Russia
23) Neocons demand “crushing” sanctions on Russia
24) What taxation means
25) Everyone is missing the point of 3D-printed guns
26) “Portfolio” boosters want to privatize public schools
27) It’s more important to be American than to buy American
28) A “revenue-neutral” carbon dioxide tax is a lie
29) The media’s frenzy to find a smoking gun
30) President Corleone
31) Add more reforms to the nation’s tax code
32) No, we aren’t going to pay off the national debt with tariff revenue
33) There is no such thing as a moderate mainstream centrist
34) Want a socialist society? First, abandon your hopes and dreams
35) Fine print in defense bill acknowledges US-backed war in Yemen will go on indefinitely
36) How Trump radicalized ICE
37) May trigger eye rolling
38) What Democrats need to know about “moderate” Republicans
39) The hammer and the net: Two faces of totalitarianism
40) Quantum Vibe, 08/06/18
41) Get it through your head that “progressives” hate you
42) The enemy of the people
43) This time things are different as Ferguson elects a prosecutor
44) Why Hayek was wrong about American and European conservatism, part 3
45) How the war on Yemen helps al Qaeda
46) Trade wars: Those damn’d torpedoes are ours!
47) Brazil’s disastrous 2018 presidential races teaches key lesson for all: Demagogues thrive only when establishments fail
48) The UK has abandoned the presumption of innocence
49) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s planned chaos
50) A look at stylometry: Can we uncover Satoshi through literary quirks?

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Reason Podcast, 08/06/18
52) Cato Daily Podcast, 08/06/18
53) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 08/06/18
54) The Bob Zadek Show, 08/05/18
55) Scott Adams Says, 08/06/18
56) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 229
57) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 360
58) Free Talk Live, 08/05/18
59) Anarcho Agenda, episode 76
60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 176
61) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 117
62) Punk Rock Libertarians, episode 172
63) The Last Nighters, episode 31
64) Freedom Feens Radio, 08/05/18
65) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1209

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

1) Saudi Arabia: Regime appears to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack
Source: Business Insider

“Saudi Arabia’s state media on Monday tweeted a graphic appearing to show an Air Canada airliner heading toward the Toronto skyline in a way that recalled the September 11, 2001, terrorist hijackings of airliners that struck the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. The graphic warned of ‘Sticking one’s nose where it doesn’t belong!’ and included the text, ‘As the Arabic saying goes: ‘He who interferes with what doesn’t concern him finds what doesn’t please him.” Last week, Global Affairs Canada tweeted that it was ‘gravely concerned’ about a new wave of arrests in the kingdom targeting women’s rights activists and urged their immediate release. … Saudi Arabia has already expelled Canada’s ambassador and frozen all new trade and investment with Ottawa in response to the criticism.” (08/06/18)

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-appeared-to-threaten-canada-with-a-911-style-attack-2018-8

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2) Trump regime revives sanctions to further damage Iran’s economy
Source: Aol News

“The Trump administration expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to further cripple the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior U.S. administration officials said on Monday. The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early on Tuesday, would target Iranian purchases of U.S. dollars, metals trading and other dealings, coal, industrial-related software and its auto sector. Iran’s rial currency has lost half its value since April under the threat of revived U.S. sanctions. … But the U.S. sanctions strategy has several weak spots, especially a reluctance by Europe and China to curtail business with Iran. The European Union voiced regret on Monday at the looming U.S. sanctions. Trump warned on Monday of ‘severe consequences’ for people or entities that fail to wind down economic activities with Iran.” (08/06/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/08/06/us-revives-sanctions-to-further-damage-irans-economy/23496858/

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3) US judge bars Trump policy restricting transgender troops
Source: Reuters

“A U.S. court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not enforce an updated policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, becoming the second court in the country to rule against the government since it unveiled the policy in March. Trump announced on March 23 that he would endorse a plan by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people who experience a condition called gender dysphoria. The policy replaced an outright ban on transgender service members that Trump announced last year on Twitter, citing concern over military focus and medical costs. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington denied a request by the administration to lift an injunction she had issued against Trump’s original ban. Her ruling follows one by a federal judge in Seattle who in April also refused to allow the new policy to go into effect. The government has appealed that ruling to the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.” (08/06/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender/u-s-judge-bars-trump-policy-restricting-transgender-troops-idUSKBN1KR27P

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4) Rand Paul, in Moscow, invites Russian lawmakers to Washington
Source: CNN

“Sen. Rand Paul on Monday invited Russian lawmakers to Washington after meeting Russian members of parliament in Moscow. ‘I am pleased to announced that we will be continuing this contact,’ Paul, a Kentucky Republican, said in Moscow. ‘We agreed and we invited members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Russia to come to the US to meet with us in the US, in Washington.’ Paul is in Moscow meeting with Russian lawmakers in a trip he sees as a continuation of US President Donald Trump’s diplomatic outreach to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and comes several weeks after Trump invited Putin to DC as well. Paul has been one of Trump’s most outspoken supporters following the criticism Trump faced — including from some within his own party — for the US President’s handling of his meeting with Putin in July.” (08/06/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/06/politics/rand-paul-russia-lawmaker-invite-maria-butina/index.html

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5) Gates flips on Manafort in money laundering [sic] trial
Source: New York Daily News

“The man who helped President Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, set up a group of shell companies feds claim he used to launder millions of dollars earned working for foreign leaders testified on Monday that he hid money from the IRS at the direction of his former boss. Rick Gates, Manafort’s former protege and once the President’s deputy campaign chair, rolled over to prosecutors, after taking a plea deal in exchange for his testimony. Feds charge that Manafort, with Gates’ help, set up a dozen dummy companies in Cyprus, St. Vincent, the Grenadine and the Seychelle island and disguised payments to look like loans in order to avoid paying income tax.” [editor’s note: In simple English, what Manafort is accused of is not giving the US government a cut of money he earned, and kept, somewhere other than the US – TLK] (08/06/18)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny-news-paul-manafort-rick-gates-donald-trump-money-laundering-20180806-story.html

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6) WI: Police say shooting at local radio station was not an attack on the media
Source: USA Today

“A shooting at a Wisconsin radio station was not politically motivated or an attack on the media, police said. Just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday, a masked gunman fired five gunshots into the broadcast studio of WORT, a Madison community radio station. One of the three volunteers in the studio was injured but was discharged from the hospital later in the morning. Madison Police Department says it is confident it was not an act of violence committed against the media and has nothing to do with the ‘national dialogue on media.’ … ‘It’s an unfortunate location for that to have happened,’ said Officer David Dexheimer. ‘I think it’s more coincidental at this point.’ No one has been arrested in the shooting. Police have offered no motive for the shooting.” (08/06/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/06/police-local-radio-station-shooting-not-attack-media/918119002

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7) CA: Demise of Zen Hospice Project looms as donations drop
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“After nearly three decades of helping seriously ill people live out their final days with dignity, the Zen Hospice Project’s guest house may be nearing its own demise. The project closed its internationally known guest house, at least temporarily, at the end of June while it holds out hope for a deep-pocketed donor (as well as reform in the health insurance industry) to help pay the bills of the beautiful Page Street Victorian, where as many as 100 people a year receive care. ‘We would rather say suspended than closed,” said George Kellar, executive director of the project. While the guest house has no current guests, Zen Hospice Project continues to operate two other programs: one that provides volunteer caregivers 13 hours a day, seven days a week at the palliative care unit at Laguna Honda Hospital; and a course that trains family, volunteer and professional caregivers how to take care their patients — and themselves.” (08/06/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Demise-of-Zen-Hospice-Project-looms-as-donations-13136143.php?t=c963d960a5

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8) Massive glowing “rogue” planet spotted “drifting” in space
Source: Fox News

“A massive glowing ‘rogue’ planetary-mass object has been discovered, surprising scientists with not only its size, but also the fact it’s not orbiting a star. The object, named SIMP J01365663+0933473, has a magnetic field more than 200 times stronger than Jupiter’s and is nearly 13 times the size of the gas giant. At its size, it’s right between the size of a planet and a failed star, so scientists will need to study it further to determine exactly what it is. ‘This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or ‘failed star,’ and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets,’ said Caltech graduate student Melodie Kao, who led the study, in a statement. The study’s findings have been published in the Astrophysical Journal.” (08/06/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/06/massive-glowing-rogue-planet-spotted-drifting-in-space.html

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9) Republican power: The Koch network vs. the Republican National Committee
Source: USA Today

“The public feud between two Republican powerhouses (the libertarian-leaning [sic] Koch network and the Republican National Committee) raises the question of which group will have more clout in the midterm elections this year. The answer is complicated. The RNC has many more donors and participates in far more races than the network affiliated with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch. But the Koch network has much richer donors on average and could have a bigger impact in the races it chooses to target. Koch and top network officials announced last month that Republicans should no longer take their financial support for granted unless they support free trade and oppose bloated government spending. Koch did not support Trump for president in 2016. The battle escalated last week when RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel wrote an email to GOP donors warning them to stay away from Koch.” (08/06/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/06/midterm-elections-koch-network-republican-national-committee/915246002

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10) IL: At least 40 shot and four killed in seven hours in city with strict “gun control” laws
Source: Aol News

“At least 40 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend during the seven hours from midnight Saturday to early Sunday morning, with four fatalities, city police said on Sunday, a stark violent streak in a city where authorities say gun violence has been decreasing this year. ‘These were both random and targeted shootings on our streets,’ said Fred Waller, Chief of the Patrol Division of the Chicago Police Department, in a press conference. He said most of the shootings are connected to gang violence in the city of about 2.7 million people, the third-largest in the United States.” (08/06/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/08/06/at-least-40-shot-and-four-killed-in-a-night-of-chicago-gun-violence/23496695/

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11) KS: Trump’s endorsement of Kobach may give Dems shot to win gubernatorial race
Source: Raw Story

“President Donald Trump’s endorsement of controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach may give Democrats a unique opportunity to win the governor’s mansion in a deep red state. Republican leaders had feared Trump would weigh in on the race for Kobach, who lead the president’s controversial commission on election integrity, which was dissolved after finding no evidence of voter fraud. On Sunday, Axios previewed ‘what’s next’ with a focus on whether Trump would endorse in the gubernatorial primary. ‘Senior Republican officials have told me they’re holding their breath, hoping Trump won’t endorse hardliner Kris Kobach in Tuesday’s Kansas gubernatorial primary,’ Jonathan Swan reported. ‘Kobach is as far right as a Republican gets on immigration and voting rights, and Democrats view his potential victory as an opportunity to steal centrist voters.’” (08/06/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/trumps-endorsement-kris-kobach-may-give-dems-shot-win-kansas-gubernatorial-race

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12) AK: Russian immigrant seeks US House seat
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“At age 37, Dimitri Shein has already lived the American dream. Born in the Soviet Union, Shein recalls standing in bread lines with his grandfather. After moving to Alaska in the early 1990s, he and his mother, who had married a man in Anchorage, wound up living in a shelter and on public assistance when the marriage soured. Now a naturalized American citizen who runs a successful mail-order planter business, Shein has set his sights on Congress. He is competing in this month’s Democratic primary against two independents (Alyse Galvin and Christopher Cumings) and out-of-state Democrat Carol Hafner in hopes of advancing to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young, who has held the office for eight years longer than Shein has been alive. If elected, Shein would be the first Russian-born member of the House since 1967.” (08/06/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Russian-immigrant-seeks-Democratic-nod-for-Alaska-13134632.php

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13) California company creates THC-detecting breathalyzer
Source: Tech Times

“A California company, Hound Labs, has developed what they call the ‘world’s first marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer.’ The device is much like the typical breathalyzer currently being used by police officers across the country, except that it detects both alcohol and THC levels. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana.” [editor’s note: The author asks if the device can help “keep the roads safe.” Seeing as how studies show that people drive more safely while under the influence of marijuana than not, the answer would seem to be “no.” The only likely outcomes of this device are needless arrests and enhancements of state revenue through opportunistic ticketing – TLK] (08/05/18)

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/232974/20180805/pot-breathalyzer-california-company-creates-thc-detecting-breathalyzer-for-safer-roads.htm

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14) Bolton: Iran should “come to the table”
Source: Raw Story

“If Iran wants to avoid the reimposition of U.S. sanctions it should take up President Donald Trump’s offer to negotiate, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday. Asked in an interview on Fox News what the leaders of Iran could do, Bolton said: ‘They could take up the president’s offer to negotiate with them, to give up their ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs fully and really verifiably not under the onerous terms of the Iran nuclear deal, which really are not satisfactory. If Iran were really serious they’d come to the table. We’ll find out whether they are or not.’” [editor’s note: Why should the Iranians negotiate with the Trump regime, which has already bluntly informed them that the US government does not keep its agreements? – TLK] (08/06/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/white-houses-john-bolton-says-iran-come-table

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15) Democrats optimistic about retaking state legislative seats
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Democrats lost more than 1,000 state legislative seats nationally over the past decade, but Jessica Post sees that trend turning around in November. Democrats have already flipped 44 Republican-held seats since President Trump took office, Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, said on The Chronicle’s ‘It’s All Political’ podcast. Republicans have returned the favor by flipping six Democratic-held seats. While Republicans hold the majority in nearly two-thirds of state legislatures, Democrats are a total of 17 seats away from flipping eight state senate chambers, Post said. Now, Democrats hold 26 chambers nationally. While the plight of state-level Democrats has long been dire, ‘it is in some ways better than folks might expect,’ said Post, whose organization is focused on electing Democrats to state legislatures.” (08/06/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Democrats-optimistic-about-retaking-state-13136129.php?t=9b22e2e503

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16) Confederate memorials turning up faster than they can be removed
Source: USA Today

“A statue of Jefferson Davis was carted off in Memphis, Tennessee. Busts of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were pulled from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in the Bronx, New York. A memorial fountain was uprooted from a park in Helena, Montana, and a war monument outside an old courthouse was hauled down in Durham, North Carolina. In the year since the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, 2017, about 75 Confederate memorials have been renamed or removed from public places across the nation, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group [sic]. That’s in addition to another 40 or so that were erased in the year after a white supremacist opened fire on a Bible study group in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015. But today, the law center’s list of public Confederate memorials (monuments, place names, symbols, holidays) is 237 entries longer, at 1,740, than in 2016.” (08/06/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/06/confederate-memorials-list-longer-usa-public-remove/891739002

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17) Venezuela: Six arrested in alleged Maduro assassination plot
Source: CBS News

“Authorities detained six people suspected of using explosives-laden drones in a failed bid to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday. Interior Minister Nestor Luis Reverol on Sunday described it as a terrorist attack and said more arrests could follow within hours. Investigators have raided hotels and seized vehicles for details into the plot. Venezuela’s socialist government alleged Sunday that the detained suspects conspired with others in Miami and the capital of neighboring Colombia, though they offered no specific evidence. Opposition leaders criticized Maduro for broadly singling out his political opponents, and they warned that he might use the attack to further suppress his critics.” (08/05/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nicolas-maduro-venezuela-failed-assassination-plot-arrests-today-2018-08-05/

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18) Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills three occupation troops
Source: Cyprus Mail [Cyprus]

“A suicide bomber killed three Czech soldiers who were on a NATO foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, an attack claimed by the Taliban. One U.S. and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, the NATO Resolute Support mission said in a statement. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis paid tribute to the ‘heroes who fought against terrorism so far from home and who were killed by a suicide attacker.’” (08/05/18)

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/08/05/suicide-bomber-kills-three-nato-service-members-in-afghanistan-official/

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19) CT: Gun rights group pulls endorsement of GOP candidate for coming out against First Amendment
Source: The Hill

“A gun-rights group in Connecticut has pulled its endorsement for a Republican candidate after she spoke out against 3D-printed guns [sic]. Susan Hatfield (R) was previously endorsed by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) in her primary race for attorney general, Fox 61 News reported Sunday. The CCDL, however, withdrew its endorsement on Thursday after Hatfield condemned 3D-printed firearms [sic].” [editor’s note: She didn’t just “condemn 3D-printed firearms.” She publicly agreed with her state attorney general’s participation in a lawsuit aimed at FORBIDDING PUBLICATION OF INFORMATION relating to 3D-printed firearms. Both positions are wrong, but they’re not the same position – TLK] (08/05/18)

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/400483-gun-rights-group-pulls-endorsement-after-gop-candidate-opposed-3d-printed

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20) Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent
Source: Yahoo! News

“US President Donald Trump admitted Sunday that his son met with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in 2016 ‘to get information on an opponent’ but defended it as ‘totally legal.’ It was Trump’s most direct acknowledgement that the motive for the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival for the presidency.” [editor’s note: Just like Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid an operative to work Russian state sources for dirt on Donald Trump. But only one of these is being investigated for “collusion” – TLK] (08/05/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-admits-son-met-russian-information-opponent-174105400.html

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21) China could win Trump’s trade war
Source: Reuters
by David A Andelman

“If you want to know why Donald Trump shouldn’t expect to win a trade war against China, look no further than Alibaba, the country’s giant e-commerce version of Amazon. Last month, I had two in-depth conversations with Ming Zeng, the e-commerce giant’s head of strategic planning and among the smartest minds in business and finance in China. Ming made it clear that China has little real need for America any more — not U.S. products, but especially not U.S. ideas. When thwarted, China has shown it can think up its own. At the same time, the Trump administration seems to be doing its level best to run a competition calculated from the starting gate to lose the race, or the war, whichever it turns out to be.” (08/06/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-andelman-china-commentary/commentary-china-could-yet-win-trumps-trade-war-idUSKBN1KR1OE

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22) Presidential treason on Russia
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The U.S. national-security establishment and the U.S. mainstream press are now flinging the much-dreaded label ‘traitor’ at President Trump. Commenting on one of Trump’s press conferences, former CIA Director John Brennan declared: ‘It was nothing short of treasonous.’ The New York Times published an op-ed by its columnist Charles Blow entitled ‘Trump, Treasonous Traitor.’ The Boston Globe weighed in with the following title of an op-ed by Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen: ‘Trump the Traitor.’ Others are settling for ‘Manchurian candidate,’ ‘shameful,’ ‘indefensible,’ ‘useful idiot,’ ‘reckless,’ and more. I haven’t yet heard the term ‘Fifth Columnist’ hurled at Trump but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen. What has Trump done to incur these infamous appellations? He has committed the cardinal sin of the U.S. national-security state: He has demonstrated a firm determination to establish normal and friendly relations with Russia. That’s not only a crime under the principles of the national-security establishment. It’s also heresy.” (08/06/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/08/06/presidential-treason-on-russia/

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23) Neocons demand “crushing” sanctions on Russia
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“You can always count on the neocons in Congress to ignore reality, ignore evidence, and ignore common sense in their endless drive to get us involved in another war. Last week, for example, Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-NC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and others joined up to introduce what Senator Graham called ‘the sanctions bill from hell,’ aimed at applying ‘crushing’ sanctions on Russia. … What has Russia done that warrants ‘kitchen sink’ sanctions that will ‘crush’ the country and possibly designate it as a sponsor of terrorism? Sen. Menendez tells us: ‘The Kremlin continues to attack our democracy, support a war criminal in Syria, and violate Ukraine’s sovereignty.’ There is a big problem with these accusations on Russia: they’re based on outright lies and unproven accusations that continue to get more bizarre with each re-telling.” (08/06/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/neocons-demand-crushing-sanctions-russia

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24) What taxation means
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Skyler J Collins

“There is certainly no shortage of libertarian types who will gladly tell why they believe that the practice of taxation amounts to robbery or extortion. Likewise for those who will tell you why they believe that the practice of taxation is good and necessary. Personally, I side with the former belief that the practice of taxation is illicit and criminal. But let’s look at it another way, shall we?” (08/06/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/what-taxation-means

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25) Everyone is missing the point of 3D-printed guns
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“This gun is a manifestation of the new digital reality: the physical world has become information-based. The only way to control it is to muzzle people, violate free speech rights, and fundamentally transform a principle we have come to believe about the relationship between the individual and state. Keep in mind that Defense Distributed is neither producing nor distributing guns. It is only trafficking in information flows. It is a company and a website but maintains no proprietary relationship with the information it distributes. Every download can (and has been) duplicated and reproduced unto infinity using any digital platform: the mainstream web, the dark web, instant messaging, encrypted email communication, SMS, every manner of SMS-based application, or anything else. You can try to control this distribution of information but not even today’s most totalitarian regimes have succeeded.” (08/06/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/everyone-missing-point-3d-printed-guns

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26) “Portfolio” boosters want to privatize public schools
Source: Our Future
by Jeff Bryant

“Remember when Democrats, at the urging of their progressive base, defeated an attempt to privatize Social Security by President George W. Bush in 2005? As Bush barnstormed the country to sell his plan to let workers place a portion of their payroll taxes in personal account invested in stocks and bonds, ‘Democrats pushed back,’ a retrospective for Vox recalls. ‘In think tanks, on blogs, in activist groups, and in Congress, they sought to rebut the president’s case — arguing that there was no imminent crisis, that private accounts would in fact worsen the program’s financial situation, and that privatization meant putting much of the public’s retirement savings at the mercy of the markets.’ Now, a new marketing campaign about yet another scheme to privatize a valuable public asset is being rolled out across the country, using Wall Street as an analogy to explain how the scheme works.” (08/06/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180804/democrats-who-opposed-privatizing-social-security-should-be-alarmed-by-a-new-scheme-aimed-at-public-schools

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27) It’s more important to be American than to buy American
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Lawrence W Reed

“When I choose what I regard as the best option for my money, I don’t hurt the economy; I help it, even if a local seller is deprived of my business. How? My satisfaction level is highest when I’m free to make my own purchasing decisions, and I am, after all, part of ‘the economy,’ am I not? An ‘economy’ is nothing more than the myriad of exchanges that allow each of us to improve our level of satisfaction; in our own personal estimations, we trade so as to be better off once we’ve done it. If I save some money because the foreign option is cheapest, then I have savings left over that I might very well employ in the purchase of other products, quite possibly locally-made ones. And because my choice intensifies the impact of foreign competition, it will likely spur the local producers to cut costs, improve their products, or provide better service.” (08/06/18)

https://fee.org/articles/its-more-important-to-be-american-than-to-buy-american/

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28) A “revenue-neutral” carbon dioxide tax is a lie
Source: Heartland Institute
by Jay Lehr

“Global warming activists attempt to win over conservatives by claiming a carbon dioxide tax can be ‘revenue neutral.’ By rebranding a carbon dioxide tax as a ‘fee and dividend,’ with all carbon dioxide tax revenue returned to taxpayers, global warming activists hope to win over enough conservatives and Republicans to gain majority support for a tax. A quick review of activist plans for the collection of carbon dioxide tax revenues reveals a carbon dioxide tax is simply another means for leftists to grow government, fund new leftist programs, and redistribute wealth.” (08/06/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/08/a-revenue-neutral-carbon-dioxide-tax-is-a-lie/

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29) The media’s frenzy to find a smoking gun
Source: The New Republic
by Matt Ford

“Since the Russia investigation began, a single question has loomed over it: How will this end? Will special counsel Robert Mueller provide enough evidence to Congress to justify impeachment charges? Or President Donald Trump try to stop Mueller from doing so by triggering a repeat of the Saturday Night Massacre? The most persistent of these questions is also the most pernicious one: Is there a smoking gun that would decisively prove that Trump colluded with Russia to help him win the 2016 election? Some journalists and observers believe that Trump provided them with one, or at least something close to it, in a tweet on Sunday morning. … Trump’s tweet is apparently a response to a Washington Post article about his turbulent state of mind lately.” (08/06/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/150425/medias-frenzy-find-smoking-gun

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30) President Corleone
Source: Liberty Unbound
by SH Chambers

“In late November 2016, less than a month after Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, President Obama was in Peru for the APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Riding in the back of the US presidential limousine with a few of his closest aides, he turned to his longtime advisor, Ben Rhodes, and said, ‘I feel like Michael Corleone. I almost got out.’ … The scene Obama referenced in his comment to Rhodes is in the final film of the series, The Godfather, Part III. In it, Michael, who had been trying to extricate himself and his immediate family from the world of organized crime by transferring his ill-gotten gains from the rackets to legitimate businesses, has just survived a machine-gun attack from a helicopter arranged by Joey Zaza, who he had personally chosen to take over the Corleone family’s criminal interests. Michael, now about 60 years old and in ill health, stands in his kitchen and wails, ‘Every time I try to get out … they pull me back in.’” (08/05/18)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1878

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31) Add more reforms to the nation’s tax code
Source: USA Today
by Pete Sepp

“Last year’s tax law was the most important thing policymakers did to unleash economic growth. Without that growth, every fiscal decision confronting Washington is more difficult. Making lower, simpler taxes permanent, as Tax Reform 2.0 would do, creates more opportunities for all Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brought relief to 90 percent of wage earners, millions of small businesses, and customers of more than 100 utilities, to give a few examples. The economy grew faster in the last quarter than it has in years. But as the Tax Foundation projects, we would see 1.5 million jobs above and beyond those created by the 2017 tax cut law if the reform were made permanent. Other changes, such as the proposal to eliminate taxes on inflation-induced phantom investment gains, would be helpful for retirees at a modest budgetary cost. A Tax Reform 2.0 package would help families save more for retirement, invest more in education, and give startup businesses more access to capital.” (08/05/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/08/05/add-more-tax-reforms-national-taxpayers-union-editorials-debates/37313249

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32) No, we aren’t going to pay off the national debt with tariff revenue
Source: Reason
by Eric Boehm

“Officially, the Trump administration’s position is that tariffs on aluminum and steel are a national security issue. Unofficially, President Donald Trump has trotted out just about every imaginable justification for new taxes on imports, claiming that the tariffs are needed to create leverage for renegotiating trade deals, that they are meant to punish China for stealing [sic] American companies’ intellectual property [sic], even that they’re a retaliation for Canada’s decision to charge high import duties on American milk — as if that were something that would justify a potentially destructive trade war. In a weekend tweetstorm, Trump raised the bar yet again in his race to offer the most ludicrous justification for his tariffs. Now he says they’ll help the United States pay off the $21 trillion national debt.” (08/06/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/08/06/no-we-arent-going-to-pay-off-the-nationa

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33) There is no such thing as a moderate mainstream centrist
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“I just watched two mainstream political videos back-to-back from what is conventionally referred to as America’s political ‘center,’ and just by coincidence they happened to completely contradict each other. The first was a Bill Maher segment in which he barely even attempted to tell any jokes, spending the time instead explaining to his viewers why the Republican Party is ‘the party of Putin.’ The second video was a recent CNN interview with Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, who proclaimed that the US needs to be ‘more aggressive’ toward Russia ‘across the board,’ and described his party’s unified efforts to help escalate that aggression. Royce is a Republican.” (08/06/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/08/06/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-moderate-mainstream-centrist

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34) Want a socialist society? First, abandon your hopes and dreams
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Aaron Banks

“The debate on socialism has surfaced yet again with the recent congressional primary election victory of 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, to New York’s 14th Congressional District. Socialism is often held in contempt over its many failures, yet it still maintains support from young and old minds for being ‘great in theory, but not in practice.’ This old quip is represented by the generations of thinkers that have tried to improve the economic system, but it ignores the undeniable truth: that socialism, in all of its manifestations, is untenable both in theory and in practice.” (08/06/18)

https://mises.org/wire/want-socialist-society-first-abandon-your-hopes-and-dreams

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35) Fine print in defense bill acknowledges US-backed war in Yemen will go on indefinitely
Source: In These Times
by Shireen Al-Adeimi

“On July 26, the U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 359-54, authorizing a staggering $717 billion war budget for 2019. One week later, the bill easily passed in the Senate 87-10 and was sent to Trump’s desk, making it, according to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the earliest Congress has ever voted for military spending in 40 years. By rubber-stamping this bloated defense bill, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle voted to greenlight more U.S.-backed war and destruction in Yemen–just as the coalition launched a bloody assault on the port city of Hodeida in which scores of civilians have already perished. While the bill includes limited provisions aimed at reducing civilian deaths, the only way to stop harming civilians is to stop the war–and the legislation falls far short of that. Yemen has already been devastated by more than three years of war, which began when Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates assembled a coalition that intervened in Yemen’s civil war, ostensibly to reinstate Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansur Hadi to power.” (08/06/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21361/yemen-war-national-defense-authorization-act-bombing-civilians-saudi-arabia

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36) How Trump radicalized ICE
Source: The Atlantic
by Franklin Foer

Since taking office, Donald Trump has regularly thundered against the ‘deep state.’ With the term, he means to evoke a cabal of bureaucrats burrowed within law enforcement, the intelligence community, and regulatory agencies, a nebulous elite that will stop at nothing to countermand his will — and, by extension, that of the people. But one segment of the deep state stepped forward early and openly to profess its enthusiasm for Trump. Through their union, employees of ICE endorsed Trump’s candidacy in September 2016, the first time the organization had ever lent its support to a presidential contender. When Trump prevailed in the election, the soon-to-be-named head of ICE triumphantly declared that it would finally have the backing of a president who would let the agency do its job.” (for publication 09/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/09/trump-ice/565772/

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37) May trigger eye rolling
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The fashionable campus notion of ‘microaggressions’ blurs the distinction between peaceful speech (offensive or not) and bashing somebody over the head with a club. If courts, police and/or university officials can rationalize regarding the perpetrator of a so-called ‘microaggression’ as initiating force against an offended listener, they can also rationalize using actual physical force in retaliation. Which, to the extent implemented, would mean the end of freedom of speech. After all, nobody needs a First Amendment in order to utter banal pronouncements about the weather.” (08/06/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/08/06/may-trigger-eye-rolling/

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38) What Democrats need to know about “moderate” Republicans
Source: The Nation
by Steve Phillips

“If Democrats mainly rely on wooing moderate Republicans this fall, they will likely lose the opportunity to take back control of the House of Representatives. There simply aren’t enough Republican swing voters out there for Democratic candidates to amass the number of votes necessary to prevail in November’s midterm elections. And if Democratic institutions and organizations insist on prioritizing such a path, they will waste tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars and fail to fulfill their mission of stopping the wave of white supremacy, racism, and widespread hatred that is washing over this country. Much of Democratic strategy, and a shockingly high amount of campaign spending in midterm elections, is based on a popular — but false — narrative about US voters. The narrative holds that the electorate consists of large numbers of ‘swing’ voters whose allegiances shift back and forth depending on how they feel things are going in the country and who is addressing their concerns.” (08/06/18)

https://www.thenation.com/article/democrats-need-know-moderate-republicans

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39) The hammer and the net: Two faces of totalitarianism
Source: CounterPunch
by Dan Corjescu

“Historically, there have been two types of totalitarianism. The earliest versions (most notably Soviet, Nazi, and Chinese) would psychologically and physically relentlessly ‘hammer’ their subjects into submission with a mix of maximum terror of all kinds, ubiquitous public and private propaganda, and mass surveillance. … Now we come to today’s form which is less reliant on the direct application of brute force while more dependent on creating a wide ranging ‘net’ of superintendence. As Marx revealed so long ago, the so called ‘liberal bourgeois democracies’ operate on two levels: the ideological and the actual. Ideologically and culturally, the Western powers are devoted to a cult of the individual. Of the individual as more important than the collective and or system. In reality, the Western forms of government are shills for economic and power interests that operate through either gaming the system, infiltrating it, or successfully carrying out criminal activity without detection. A combination of police, legal, security forces, and above all political actors make all of this possible.” (08/06/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/08/06/the-hammer-and-the-net-two-faces-of-totalitarianism/

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

Cartoon. (08/06/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1830

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41) Get it through your head that “progressives” hate you
Source: Town Hall
by Kurt Schlichter

“Some of you need to cease the denial and accept the harsh reality that the left hates you. It’s a fact, as much as the liberal gaslight gang and the conserva-sissy weakhearts deny it. You can tell that leftists hate you by the way that leftists tell you that they hate you. Take Sarah Jeong, please — hey, the New York Times was happy to get this bitter creep onboard because of her history of virulent racism. The Times saw her hate as a plus, not a negative, an asset, not a liability. You can’t draw any other conclusion — if you take her tweets, trade out the word ‘white’ (man, does she ever hate white people!), and toss in some other skin hue you’d have a pink-haired millennial David Duke. And the NYT saw that and said, ‘Awesome, sign her up!’” (08/06/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/08/06/get-it-through-your-head-that-progressives-hate-you-n2507079

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42) The enemy of the people
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“Instead of providing a check on power, our ‘journalists’ see themselves in a partnership with the powers-that-be, protecting and validating the privileges and ‘expertise’ of the political class, and generally integrating themselves into the structure of domination that is the American empire. None of this should be at all surprising. After all, our ‘journalists’ and the politicians and bureaucrats they pander to all live in the same neighborhoods, send their children to the same elite schools, and belong to the same political party (guess which one!). The uniformity of opinion in these circles is hardly shocking, and this has quite naturally led to the inversion of the old-fashioned idea of the media as an adversary of power: instead, these people are the enablers of the War Party and the forces behind it.” (08/06/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/08/05/the-enemy-of-the-people/

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43) This time things are different as Ferguson elects a prosecutor
Source: The Daily Beast
by Rashad Robinson

“Four years ago this month, 18-year old Michael Brown was brutally killed by a white police officer in St. Louis County — –in Ferguson, to be precise. Since then, and thanks to black activists, there has been a growing and powerful awareness that Brown’s death was not an aberration. It was and remains a symptom of a criminal justice system that promotes mass incarceration and even encourages violence and injustice against black and brown people. Nationally, 80 percent of races to elect a prosecuting attorney go uncontested. This Tuesday, St. Louis County will buck that trend. Voters will head to the polls to register just how fed up they are with a criminal justice system that has failed them. And for the first time in a long time, one of the chief caretakers of that system, Robert McCulloch, the man who let Brown’s killer go free, will face a serious reform-minded challenger.” (08/06/18)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-time-things-are-different-as-ferguson-elects-a-prosecutor

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44) Why Hayek was wrong about American and European conservatism, part 3
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Barry Stocker

“[T]he sweeping views Hayek indicates of continental liberalism are rather reductive. He equates continental liberalism (or at least a very large part of it) with what comes out of the French Revolution. He can only be thinking of neo-Jacobin currents in France (known as ‘radicals’) and related national-republican currents elsewhere. There is certainly also a history of more individualistic market liberalism on the continent along with what could be called a kind of liberal moderate constitutional royalism. It would be better, I suggest, to think of continental liberalism as tending to split between the poles of national-republicanism and constitutional royalism. Hayek concedes in this essay that conservatism can be aligned with nationalism, but claims he cannot follow this up because he is not sympathetic enough to nationalism to be able to talk about it. This does not stop him from a more unrestrained attack on the nationalist tendencies of neo-Jacobins, though frequently such people had a desire for a union of European nations.” (08/06/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/08/06/why-hayek-was-wrong-about-american-and-european-conservatism-iii/

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45) How the war on Yemen helps al Qaeda
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“It is not news that the Saudi coalition has sometimes worked with and fought alongside [Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula], but it is good to see more coverage of this important aspect of the war. The AP previously covered this in May 2017. The coalition’s war has wrecked Yemen and empowered AQAP, and the two have been on the same side in the war. Because the U.S. has backed the coalition from the start, that puts our government in the absurd position of supporting the governments and proxies working with AQAP at the same time that it is combating AQAP. … Insofar as the U.S. has any security interests in Yemen, supporting a war that strengthens and relies on the local Al Qaeda affiliate damages and undermines those interests.” (08/06/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/how-the-war-on-yemen-helps-al-qaeda/

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46) Trade wars: Those damn’d torpedoes are ours!
Source: Cobden Centre
by Sean Corrigan

“Britain’s controversial ‘Hunger Blockade’ of Imperial Germany fostered … much of the latent ill-feeling which would erupt so horribly into a second, even less humane conflict, twenty-one years after the cessation of the first. Indeed, such was the potency of this practice, that the very declaration of intent to apply it was to be taken as an overt act of war …. how is it then that that same America which is so quick to deny its designated ‘pariah states’ the fruits of open exchange is also so ready to blockade its own harbours and to sink (metaphorically, at least) not ships heading for, but coming from, a foreign port? For this is exactly what is implied by the current effort to exclude — or at least to seriously disadvantage — the import of those goods whose purchase its 328 million consumers and 34 million businesses had otherwise freely decided were advantageous to them to make, often on a daily basis.” (08/06/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/08/trade-wars-those-damnd-torpedoes-are-ours/

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47) Brazil’s disastrous 2018 presidential races teaches key lesson for all: Demagogues thrive only when establishments fail
Source: The Intercept
by Glenn Greenwald

“Brazil’s media, legal, judicial and corporate factions have spent the last three years righteously insisting that systemic political corruption is the nation’s gravest problem. They were so terribly upset about corruption that, in 2016, they united, with almost no dissent permitted, in support of the most drastic step a democracy can take: removal of the elected President, Dilma Rousseff, before her term expired. That indignation over corruption and criminality was their pretext for impeachment, not the actual motive, was painfully obvious from the start. By removing Dilma, they knowingly empowered actual criminals and gangsters, people whose thieving and mobster behavior make Dilma’s budgetary tricks look like jaywalking.” (08/05/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/05/brazils-disastrous-2018-presidential-race-teaches-key-lesson-for-all-demagogues-thrive-only-when-establishments-fail/

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48) The UK has abandoned the presumption of innocence
Source: spiked
by Jon Holbrook

“The presumption of innocence has traditionally been cherished by lawmakers and judges, one of whom described it, in 1935, as the ‘golden thread,’, always to be seen ‘throughout the web of the English criminal law’. But today its popularity is on the wane, and in some situations has been replaced by a presumption of possible guilt, in which suspicion alone can destroy livelihoods and reputations. Last week, the UK Supreme Court gave judgement in a case brought by a taxi driver, who is only known as AR. He was acquitted of rape by a jury at Bolton Crown Court in 2011. He left that court a free man. He had no prior convictions. As far as he was concerned, no one had a right to doubt his good character. But he was wrong. When this thirtysomething married man with children, who was a qualified teacher with a first-class degree, applied to teach in colleges, the police disclosed the rape allegation to his prospective employers and ended his teaching prospects.” (08/06/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-uk-has-abandoned-the-presumption-of-innocence/

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49) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s planned chaos
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Dominick T Armentano

“The mainstream media is currently hyper-ventilating over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-styled ‘democratic socialist’ from Queens who pulled off an upset win in a New York Democratic primary recently. She has since gone on to campaign with Bernie Sanders in the Midwest and has appeared on dozens of soft talk shows; all this, of course, without being seriously challenged about the specifics of her economic philosophy. Let’s correct that here.” (08/06/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-planned-chaos/

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50) A look at stylometry: Can we uncover Satoshi through literary quirks?
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Jamie Redman

“Over the past few years, the number of people hunting for Satoshi Nakamoto has increased as people all over the world have been in search of the mysterious creator of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency-community has also seen a few people come out of the woodwork recently, who have claimed to be Satoshi or have been accused of being the currency’s creator. Then there’s that one guy who says he’s Nakamoto and has published the first chapter of his autobiography. One investigative approach that’s been used often to try and uncover Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity is a scientific method called stylometry, which shows that there are very few people living on earth that have ever written like Nakamoto and the crypto-inventor’s writing style is not easy to plagiarize.” (08/05/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/a-look-at-stylometry-can-we-uncover-satoshi-through-literary-quirks/

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51) Reason Podcast, 08/06/18
Source: Reason

“Over the weekend, Donald Trump tweeted that ‘tariffs are working big time’ and said that his trade war would help us pay down the national debt. On today’s Reason Podcast, special guests Eric Boehm and Robby Soave join Katherine Mangu-Ward and Peter Suderman to talk about the latest escalations in Trump’s trade war and how Trump’s bad trade policies are enabling cronyism. Also on this week’s podcast: Medicare for all costs how much? Will 3D-printed guns doom us all? And what are we supposed to make of The New York Times hiring technology writer Sarah Jeong, even with a history of controversial tweets?” [various formats] (08/06/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/08/06/talk-show-8-6-podcast

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52) Cato Daily Podcast, 08/06/18
Source: Cato Institute

“How do states take their cues from the feds when it comes to drug laws? And how has that driven the massive increase in prison population in the United States? Economist Daniel J. D’Amico comments.” [various formats] (08/06/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/you-want-end-mass-incarceration-end-drug-war

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

“As promised, a new and sweeping round of US sanctions against Iran will kick in today. Though the EU has sworn to do its best to protect European companies from US sanctions, there is little doubt the Europeans can resist US demands. What’s next?” [Flash video] (08/06/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/new-sanctions-kick-in-trump-declares-trade-war-on-iranand-eu

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54) The Bob Zadek Show, 08/05/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“How to Spot Tabloid Climate Science.” [various formats] (08/05/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/8/3/how-to-spot-tabloid-climate-science

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55) Scott Adams Says, 08/06/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about the enemy of the people, Q, and LeBron. With coffee.” [Flash video] (08/06/18)

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

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56) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 229
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #229, I look at the difference between the US media portrayal of the Korean peace process and what is actually happening in the region. The US media has focused on stories that indicate North Korea and Trump are ruining the peace process. However, North and South Korea military leaders are meeting to discuss reducing conventional weapons near the DMZ. Japan is removing anti-missile systems citing a reduction in the threat from North Korea.” [various formats] (08/06/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-229-korean-peace-moves-forward

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57) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 360
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s show, it’s the return of the ever-popular ‘Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor,’ wherein Marc is joined by The Godfather of Lions of Liberty, Howie Snowdon, and special guests Johnny Adams and Raylene Lightheart of ‘Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket!’ With drinks in hand, the crew talk about all the projects in the pipeline from the The Launch Pad Media, voting for George W. Bush, debate whether it’s better to use emotion or logic to persuade others to the ideas of liberty, and so much more!!” [various formats] (08/06/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/08/06/johnny-adams-and-raylene-lightheart-on-libertarians-in-living-rooms-drinking-liquor/

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58) Free Talk Live, 08/05/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Alex Jones’s Lawyer says ‘No reasonable person would believe him.’ :: Sandy Hook Conspiracy theory :: Kids taken in NM :: Plea Bargains :: Non aggression and Nazis :: Praying and Prank :: Sarah rambling :: Mark and Darryl.” [Flash audio or MP3] (08/05/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-08-05

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59) Anarcho Agenda, episode 76
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Donald Trump is still wanting to save the X industry, and Venezuela still is failing economicly.” [various formats] (08/06/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-76-2018-08-06

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60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 176
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“MC goes to the movies — How far off Thanos is from reality, Other solutions to the real overpopulation hysteria. We also discuss private money creation, with crypto or without, How the State makes everything more expensive even though we live in the best time in history, and these HEADLINES: Government Worker Napped Three Hours Per Day for Four Years; How the Free-Range Kids Movement Can Save Parenthood.” [various formats] (08/05/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/the-anarchist-experience-176/

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61) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 117
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Criticizing Media, Bipartisanship, NY Marijuana, Weapons Salesman, Conflicting Votes.” [Flash audio or MP3] (08/05/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/august/05/five-minutes-five-issues-criticizing-media-bipartisanship-ny-marijuana-weapons-salesman-conflicting-votes/

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62) Punk Rock Libertarians, episode 172
Source: The Daily Liberator

“3D Printed Sex Pistols.” [various formats] (08/05/18)

https://www.thedailyliberator.com/prl-podcast-episode-172-3d-printed-sex-pistols/

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63) The Last Nighters, episode 31
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Are you not entertained? Is that not why you are here? We get in the Russell Crowe, Oscar-winning epic, Gladiator. The general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator. A gladiator who defied an emperor. We’re seriously vexed about the false dichotomy between the two modes of rulership being fought over here. This is a sweeping movie that elicits a fun discussion. If you like bread and circuses, you’ll be sure to enjoy this one.” [Flash audio] (08/05/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/the-last-nighters-episode-31-gladiator/

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64) Freedom Feens Radio, 08/05/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Phil Wormuth and Michael W. Dean of BipTunia and the Freedom Feens discuss printable guns, liberty, cats, joy, avoiding crowds, the end of the world, a return to nature, and so much more. And there’s something in here about Vantana Row too, of course.” [various formats] (08/05/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=16034

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65) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1209
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University, discusses his model for very inexpensive, outcome-based online education. We also address efforts by the inspector general of the Department of Education to throw a monkey wrench into the works (surprise).” [various formats] (08/04/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1209-traditional-universities-have-competition/

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