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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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In the News:

1) Ri: North Korea won’t give up nuclear weapons as “strategic option” against US attack
2) Venezuela: Hackers target government sites
3) Report: Lynch used email alias re Clinton tarmac meeting
4) Bitcoin soars to record as buyers look beyond miners’ split
5) Pentagon: Military can destroy drones over domestic US bases
6) Australian teen’s feet bloodied by mystery sea creatures
7) Study: Doctors attending lower-tier medical schools prescribe far more opioids
8) Mexico: Drug cartel figure’s son indicted on US drug charges
9) New device can heal with a single touch, even repair brain injuries
10) Canada: Toronto police officer buys shoplifter suit he tried to steal
11) Trump raps Blumenthal as “phony Vietnam con artist”
12) US Department of the Interior to relax rules protecting sage grouse
13) France: Petition seeks to stop Brigitte Macron from being official “First Lady”
14) Ryabkov: Moscow to cut dependence on US payment systems
15) Tesla issuing $1.5 billion in debt to fund Model 3 production
16) Chicago to file federal lawsuit over sanctuary cities threat
17) UK: Regime plans to retain, strengthen EU’s idiotic “right to be forgotten”
18) Israel: Regime moves to ban al-Jazeera
19) CA: Video of road pirate pointing gun at victim draws mixed reactions
20) Australia: Navy locates missing US aircraft

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) How legal activism stopped the market from abolishing segregation
22) The bogus war on Internet sex work
23) Taxes and government waste
24) Libertarian courts in a stateless society
25) Jeff Sessions endorses theft
26) The people’s plan to fix healthcare
27) Tyrants of the mind and the new collectivism
28) Ignoring police violence
29) Millennials don’t like conservatism
30) Amid White House chaos, a rise of the generals
31) How one bill could forever alter the Internet landscape
32) Why the Google manifesto brings forward an overdue conversation, part 1
33) Consider “approval voting” and “ranked choice voting” options
34) My children deserve my time and attention
35) How your tax dollars may save energy but end up penalizing homeowners
36) Civil asset forfeiture is not policing the USA
37) Why a nation is not like a house or a club — and why the difference matters for debates over immigration
38) Uber Democrats: Workers should cooperate, not “compete”
39) The damnation of Justin Gatlin
40) Is the Trump jobs boom beginning?
41) We’re witnessing a slow-rolling coup
42) Journalism under assault: Trump’s crackdown on the news, and where we go from here
43) Fire McMaster
44) Can Switzerland survive today’s assault on cash and sound money?
45) President Trump: Honor your Second Amendment pledge!
46) Another reason not to believe the Bank of England’s stress tests
47) On Pigou on externalities
48) Decriminalizing balloon release
49) Figuring out the Kennedy assassination, part 1
50) I warned the Swiss that this would happen

The Sound and the Fury:

51) The Tom Woods Show, episode 969
52) Reason Podcast, 08/07/17
53) Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 75
54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 76
55) The Jason Stapleton Program, episode 636
56) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 307
57) Freedom Feens Radio, 08/07/17
58) The Bob Zadek Show, 08/06/17
59) The LAVA Spurt, episode 46
60) Free Talk Live, 08/06/17

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

1) Ri: North Korea won’t give up nuclear weapons as “strategic option” against US attack
Source: Washington Post

“North Korea spurned harsh new U.N. sanctions Monday and threatened to defend itself with nuclear weapons if necessary, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson repeated an offer to bargain with the outcast nation under the right circumstances. There was no sign at a major Asian security conference here that the sanctions hailed by President Trump as a foreign policy achievement would succeed where past efforts have failed in trying to persuade the country to give up its nuclear weapons. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told diplomats that his country will never negotiate away what he called a rational ‘strategic option’ against the threat of attack from the United States. … In the printed version of his speech, Ri said Pyongyang will use nuclear weapons only against the United States or any other country that might join it in military action against North Korea.” (08/07/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-under-no-circumstances-will-give-up-its-nuclear-weapons/2017/08/07/33b8d319-fbb2-4559-8f7d-25e968913712_story.html

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2) Venezuela: Hackers target government sites
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“A hacking group has attacked Venezuelan government websites in an operation targeting the dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro. Calling itself ‘The Binary Guardians,’ the group posted messages appearing to support the actions of a group of armed men who attacked a military base in the central city of Valencia on Sunday. Meanwhile, supporters of President Maduro marched in the capital Caracas. They called for an end to months of opposition protests and unrest. More than 100 people have died in the protests against the failing economy and what the opposition sees as the government’s illegal attempts to cling to power. The hacked sites included the Venezuelan government, the National Electoral Council and the Venezuelan navy.” (08/07/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40853490

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3) Report: Lynch used email alias re Clinton tarmac meeting
Source: Fox News

“Loretta Lynch used the alias ‘Elizabeth Carlisle’ for official emails as attorney general, including those related to her infamous tarmac meeting last summer with former President Clinton. The emails were included in 413 pages of Justice Department documents provided to conservative watchdog groups Judicial Watch and American Center for Law and Justice. Top federal officials using email aliases is not illegal or new, considering others in the former Obama administration also used them, arguing security concerns and spam to their official email addresses swamping their in-boxes. (Eric Holder, Lynch’s predecessor, used ‘Lew Alcindor,’ the former name of retired NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.) However, critics of the practice argue that such aliases can result in some requested emails to and from officials going undetected. Lynch used the alias to help craft responses to media requests about the meeting, the documents show.” (08/07/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/07/lynch-used-email-alias-elizabeth-carlisle-to-write-about-clinton-tarmac-meeting.html

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4) Bitcoin soars to record as buyers look beyond miners’ split
Source: Bloomberg

“Bitcoin extended gains to a record, ignoring a split in the cryptocurrency over its future. The digital exchange rate jumped as much as 16 percent from Friday to an unprecedented $3,292.41, even after bitcoin’s division last week. The debate has revolved around how to upgrade its underlying technology, with a group of developers backing a solution called SegWit2x against miners — some of whom have created an offshoot called Bitcoin Cash — who want to increase the size of data blocks more drastically.” (08/07/17)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-07/bitcoin-soars-to-record-as-buyers-look-beyond-miners-split

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5) Pentagon: Military can destroy drones over domestic US bases
Source: Reuters

“The Pentagon has given more than 130 U.S. military bases across the United States the green light to shoot down private and commercial drones that could endanger aviation safety or pose other threats. The number of uncrewed aircraft in U.S. skies has zoomed in recent years and continues to increase rapidly — along with concern among U.S. and private-sector officials that dangerous or even hostile drones could get too close to places like military bases, airports and sports stadiums. While the specific actions that the U.S. military can take against drones are classified, they include destroying or seizing private and commercial drones that pose a threat, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters on Monday. The classified guidelines were distributed early last month. The Pentagon sent out unclassified guidance on how to communicate the policy to communities on Friday.” (08/07/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-drone-idUSKBN1AN2BP

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6) Australian teen’s feet bloodied by mystery sea creatures
Source: USA Today

“A teenager who went for a swim at a Melbourne beach and emerged with his feet covered in blood has stumped marine experts. Sam Kanizay’s legs felt sore after playing a game of football on Saturday, so he decided to soak them at the beach. About 30 minutes later, the 16-year-old walked out of the water with his feet and ankles covered in what looked like hundreds of little pin holes that were bleeding profusely. Upon returning home, his parents promptly took him to the hospital. Kanizay’s father, Jarrod, said hospital staff had no idea what kind of creature could have caused the injuries. So Jarrod went back to the beach the following night with a pool net full of meat and captured the animals he believes could have been responsible. He took a video of dozens of the tiny bug-like creatures chomping on the chunks of meat.” (08/07/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/07/australian-teens-feet-bloodied-mystery-sea-creatures/544233001

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7) Study: Doctors attending lower-tier medical schools prescribe far more opioids
Source: Raw Story

“A physician’s propensity to prescribe opioids could be affected by a range of factors relating to background and clinical experiences. But new research shows one variable may be especially influential: where the doctor went to medical school. A paper published Monday by economics professors at Princeton University determined that physicians who studied at lower-ranked medical schools prescribe nearly three times as many opioids per year as those who attended top-tier institutions. The finding, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggests that education plays an influential role in prescribing practices that are under a microscope amid a drug abuse epidemic fueled by increased access to legal opioids.” [editor’s note: Is this part of an AMA campaign to close down “lesser” med schools, and keep its union promises? – SAT] (08/07/17)

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/doctors-who-attend-lower-tier-medical-schools-prescribe-far-more-opioids-study-finds

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8) Mexico: Drug cartel figure’s son indicted on US drug charges
Source: Fox News

“The son of a leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel has been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States and pleaded not guilty on Monday, less than two weeks after surrendering to U.S. border inspectors. Damaso Lopez Serrano was ordered held without bail after a brief appearance in federal court in San Diego. He is the son of Damaso Lopez Nunez, who has launched a struggle for control of the cartel following the arrest of its leader, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. Guzman was extradited to the United States earlier this year to face drug charges. The elder Lopez was arrested by authorities in Mexico City in May. Known by the nickname ‘El Licenciado,’ a title for college graduates, he was long considered Guzman’s right-hand man and helped him escape from Mexican prison in 2001. The elder Lopez is believed to have been locked in a dispute with Guzman’s sons for control of the cartel’s territories.” (08/07/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/07/mexico-drug-cartel-figures-son-indicted-on-us-drug-charges.html

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9) New device can heal with a single touch, even repair brain injuries
Source: USA Today

“A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a ‘fraction of a second,’ researchers say. The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It’s a dime-sized silicone chip that ‘injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions,’ according to a release. In lab tests, one touch of TNT completely repaired injured legs of mice over three weeks by turning skin cells into vascular cells.” (08/07/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/08/07/miracle-device-can-heal-single-touch-and-even-repair-brain-injuries/537326001

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10) Canada: Toronto police officer buys shoplifter suit he tried to steal
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“A shoplifter in Toronto who was caught stealing an outfit for a job interview was given a second chance by the police officer who came to arrest him. Constable Niran Jeyanesan told CP24 that Walmart staff apprehended an 18-year-old for attempting to steal a dress shirt, tie and socks. He said when he arrived at the scene he realised the offender had been stealing the items for a job interview. He then decided to release him and purchase the items for him. ‘This young person has been facing his own difficulties in life and he was looking to straighten out all that by providing for his family and trying to get a job,’ Mr Jeyanesan said. ‘This individual didn’t have any resources. He wanted to go get that job. That was in his mind. I think he truly made a mistake.’ Speaking to the BBC, his staff sergeant Paul Bois praised Mr Jeyanesan’s actions. ‘Arresting him wouldn’t have been in the best interests of anyone,’ he said.” [editor’s note: Meanwhiole, back in the USA empire, we just wish they’d stop murdering innocent people – SAT] (08/07/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40852824

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11) Trump raps Blumenthal as “phony Vietnam con artist”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, calling him a ‘phony Vietnam con artist’ after the lawmaker expressed strong support for a special counsel’s probe of Russia meddling in the election and possible collusion with Trump campaign officials. In a series of tweets from his vacation in New Jersey, Trump dismissed the ‘hoax Russian collusion’ and revived a 2010 embarrassment for Blumenthal. The Connecticut lawmaker, a Marine Corps reservist during Vietnam, had to apologize for saying he had served in the war. ‘Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!’ Trump tweeted. ‘Never in U.S. history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. He told stories about his Vietnam battles and … conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?'” [editor’s note: It’s fun to watch the “Trump is an incompetent liar” (formerly “Trump is a Nazi”) pundits trying to use the fact that DT never went into the “service” to counter this (ignoring the fact that he has never lied about that?) – SAT] (08/07/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Trump-raps-Democratic-Sen-Blumenthal-as-phony-11739077.php

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12) US Department of the Interior to relax rules protecting sage grouse
Source: Raw Story

“The U.S. Interior Department on Monday launched an overhaul to an Obama-era plan to protect sage grouse that it says aims to both preserve the species of bird while expanding opportunities for oil development in western states where they live. The move is a win for the drilling industry which had long argued that the plan developed by former President Barack Obama was too restrictive, but a setback for conservation groups concerned the Interior Department under President Donald Trump is watering down wildlife protections. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in a memo on Monday directed his deputy David Bernhardt to make nine broad changes to the program. In June Zinke stated the sage grouse protection program needed to be revised to ‘protect sage grouse and its habitat while also ensuring conservation efforts do not impede local economic opportunities.’ The recommendations are intended to give states more flexibility to deal with habitat management, waivers, and mineral leasing and development.” [editor’s note: Obama ocverstepped on his ban; Trump trying to mitigate the damage – SAT] (08/07/17)

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/us-to-relax-rules-protecting-sage-grouse-in-win-for-oil-drillers

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13) France: Petition seeks to stop Brigitte Macron from being official “First Lady”
Source: France 24

“Nearly 200,000 people have signed an online petition against the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron being given a formal position as the country’s First Lady. The petition, launched two weeks ago on change.org, demands that no public money be set aside for the First Lady role that Macron promised to create for his wife while he was still a presidential candidate. ‘Brigitte Macron currently has a team of two or three aides, as well as two secretaries and two security agents. That’s enough,’ says the petition, which had collected 188,000 signatories by Monday.” (08/07/17)

http://www.france24.com/en/20170807-petition-seeks-stop-brigitte-macron-official-first-lady-france-emmanuelle

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14) Ryabkov: Moscow to cut dependence on US payment systems
Source: Reuters

“Russia will speed up work on reducing dependency on U.S. payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday. It is a response to the new sanctions against Russia reluctantly signed into law last week by U.S. President Donald Trump. The sanctions targeted Russia’s energy sector, with new limits on U.S. investment in Russian companies. ‘We will of course intensify work related to import substitution, reduction of dependence on U.S. payment systems, on the dollar as a settling currency and so on. It is becoming a vital need,’ Ryabkov was quoted as saying.” (08/07/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-sanctions-response-idUSKBN1AN13Q

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15) Tesla issuing $1.5 billion in debt to fund Model 3 production
Source: USA Today

“Facing the steep costs of expanding its manufacturing capacity to make its first mass-market electric car, Tesla plans to issue $1.5 billion in debt. The Silicon Valley automaker said Monday that it would borrow the money ‘to further strengthen its balance sheet during this period of rapid scaling with the launch of Model 3, and for general corporate purposes.’ The company made the first units of the Model 3 compact sedan in July and expects to hit a production rate of 5,000 cars per week by the end of the year and 10,000 per week by the end of 2018.” (08/07/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/08/07/tesla-model-3-debt/544355001/

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16) Chicago to file federal lawsuit over sanctuary cities threat
Source: Miami Herald

“Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will continuing fighting President Donald Trump’s immigration policies with a lawsuit alleging it’s illegal for the government to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities. The federal lawsuit is expected to be filed Monday. A day earlier Emanuel said Chicago won’t ‘be blackmailed’ into changing its values as a welcoming city.” (08/07/17)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article165800027.html

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17) UK: Regime plans to retain, strengthen EU’s idiotic “right to be forgotten”
Source: Yahoo! News

“Britain plans to strengthen the online ‘right to be forgotten’ with a law making social media companies delete personal information on request. The government on Monday published details of a Data Protection Bill, including a provision allowing people to ask for personal data held by companies to be erased. … The bill is intended to replace European Union privacy protections when Britain leaves the bloc in 2019.” (08/07/17)

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/uk-plans-strengthen-online-forgotten-122853175.html

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18) Israel: Regime moves to ban al-Jazeera
Source: Antiwar.com

“Israeli Communications minister Ayoub Kara has announced his intention to see a total ban of the al-Jazeera news network within Israel, including the revocation of all affiliated journalists’ credentials. … Kara said he expects Israel’s parliament to move quickly on such a ban, and called on the Press Office to work quickly with him to impose the ban ‘as quickly as possible.’ Analysts, however, say it’s not likely to be so easy.” (08/06/17)

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/08/06/israeli-communications-minister-moves-to-ban-al-jazeera-and-its-journalists/

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19) CA: Video of road pirate pointing gun at victim draws mixed reactions
Source: United Press International

“Video of a California police officer pointing a gun at a passenger for nine minutes during a traffic stop has gone viral, leading some to criticize the officer’s tactics. The video, taken in Campbell, Calif., in July, and posted to Facebook by a person who goes by the name of ‘Feo Mas,’ shows the officer with his gun pointed at the passenger, who repeatedly asks the officer to lower the weapon. ‘Why are you still pointing the gun at me, bro?’ the man says. ‘My hands are right here.’ The man’s hands are visible, on his lap or in the air, throughout the video.” (08/07/17)

https://www.upi.com/Video-shows-police-officer-point-gun-at-passenger-for-9-minutes-during-traffic-stop/2791502054028/

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20) Australia: Navy locates missing US aircraft
Source: CNN

“The Australian Navy has located a missing US military aircraft that crashed off Australia’s east coast on Saturday, Defense Minister Marise Payne said in a statement Monday. Three US Marines have been missing since what the Marine Corps calls a ‘mishap’ with an MV-22 aircraft. Twenty-three of the 26 personnel on board the aircraft were rescued, the Corps said.” (08/07/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/07/politics/australia-us-aircraft/index.html

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

21) How legal activism stopped the market from abolishing segregation
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by James Devereaux

“What Plessy illustrates is that even in a place willing to legalize discrimination (meaning the democratic taste for it was sufficient to be legislated, even if it failed to reach a true majority due to potential disenfranchisement), the market was pushing toward more equal market outcomes and had to be artificially constrained. Essentially, the Plessy verdict granted a special interest group their preference and arrested the development of the market preventing it from moving away from discriminatory practices. … The Plessy verdict prevented the market from removing discriminatory behavior and it also created a rent-seeking incentive. With the Plessy verdict, racists and segregationists learned they could implement their preference of a segregated society by diffusing the costs among the population at large.” (08/07/17)

https://fee.org/articles/how-legal-activism-stopped-the-market-from-abolishing-segregation/

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22) The bogus war on Internet sex work
Source: Daily Beast
by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

“The battle over whether to cripple the internet as Americans know it in order to take a symbolic stand against sex-ads has been heating up. This week, Republican Senators Ted Cruz, John McCain, and Marco Rubio joined a gaggle of their colleagues in co-sponsoring the ‘Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act,’ a bill with broad bipartisan support from federal legislators but ample opposition from tech companies, constitutional wonks, web publishing platforms, and sex workers. Why? According to the ’80s anti-pornography crusaders at Morality In Media — recently rechristened the National Center on Sexual Exploitation — it’s because Google ‘supports sex traffickers,’ as does anyone else opposing the legislation. … Portman and company claim theirs is a narrow solution that will only target bad guys, but this is belied by the reality of our sex trafficking laws and the way we enforce them. Most people assume that ‘sex trafficking’ must involve some element of abduction, violence, confinement, coercion, or threats, but this isn’t the case in America.” (08/07/17)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-bogus-war-on-internet-sex-work

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23) Taxes and government waste
Source: The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

“A very nice lady I know lives in the tiny ‘city’ nearby. We often talk when we meet at the grocery store and other places. Her husband hunts, and belongs to the same gun club I do, but she isn’t interested in any of that. She does garden, and is a regular customer in the greenhouse where I work in the spring, so that gives us some things in common. … She’s all for government to ‘sponsor’ and support the ‘arts,’ and is a hard core cheerleader for anything the “schools” want to do. On the other hand, she is furious that the state of Wyoming chose to cut amounts they usually send to the schools, and the town and counties, the cuts to the budgets of several other programs and entities the government helps to support. … And then I asked, casually, if she thought her own taxes were high. WHOOOEEE, yes indeed. She was uninhibited expressing that idea.” (08/07/17)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2017/08/07/taxes-and-government-waste

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24) Libertarian courts in a stateless society
Source: We Are Libertarians
by Mike Tront

“There are numerous potential issues we can imagine if all courts were private. Who decides which courts are legitimate? How do courts get authority? What happens if a corrupt court takes a bribe? Who pays for the court? What if an accused person doesn’t want to participate in a trial? How does a poor person get legal representation? In this piece I’d like to quickly offer some solutions that entrepreneurs may come up with if we had a free market in courts.” (08/07/17)

http://wearelibertarians.com/libertarian-courts-stateless-society/

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25) Jeff Sessions endorses theft
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“Growing opposition to the legalized theft called civil asset forfeiture has led 24 states to pass laws limiting its use. Sadly, but not surprisingly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out of step with this growing consensus. After all, Sessions is a cheerleader for the drug war, and civil asset theft came into common usage as a tool in the drug war.” (08/07/17)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/jeff-sessions-endorses-theft

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26) The people’s plan to fix healthcare
Source: Scott Adams Blog
by Scott Adams

“We the People of the United States elected a populist president to go to Washington DC and make the changes the people want. Sounds good on paper. Unless the people don’t know what they want. That’s the situation with healthcare. The public doesn’t have any majority opinion on what a comprehensive plan should look like. The topic is too complicated and the public is too uninformed. We sent President Trump into battle unarmed. If We the People find a way to tell our president what we want, I have confidence he can help us get it. But if we don’t know what we want, our populist president has nothing to sell. That’s our situation today. We elected the world’s greatest salesman and gave him no product to sell to Congress. Don’t say ‘repeal Obamacare.’ That’s not a healthcare plan. That’s just a step. What we need is a ‘people’s plan’ for health care that does not originate from congress or lobbyists or the healthcare industry. We need 1-3 sensible plans created by the public, and presented to our populist president for selling to Congress. No other path is likely to succeed.” (08/07/17)

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/163911334041/the-peoples-plan-to-fix-health-care

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27) Tyrants of the mind and the new collectivism
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“The current counter-revolution against liberty is being fought on a number of fronts in American society. One is on the college and university campuses across the country, where the ideology of ‘political correctness’ is strangling the principle and practice of freedom of speech and the ideal of intellectual controversy and debate. Critical to this campaign against free expression and open exchange of competing and opposing ideas is the capture of the language through which this campaign has been instigated and the linguistic characterization of its protagonists.” (08/07/17)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/tyrants-mind-new-collectivism/

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28) Ignoring police violence
Source: The American Prospect
by Brentin Mock

“On April 7, U.S. District Judge James Bredar officially approved the consent agreement between the U.S. Justice Department and Baltimore’s mayor, city council, and police department to reform local law enforcement practices across the city. The judge did so over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s pleas to the judge to refrain from signing the agreement until he had a chance to review it. Bredar dismissed Sessions’s request, saying that there was no legal justification for holding up a process that already had the full endorsement of all involved parties, including, apparently, Sessions’s own team. Last August, when Barack Obama was still president, the Justice Department concluded, after a year-long probe, that Baltimore police’s ‘disproportionate enforcement against African Americans is suggestive of intentional discrimination.’ Investigators came to this conclusion after realizing that the racial disparities they found were most extensive in those enforcement practices where officers had the most personal discretion, particularly with searches and arrests. Which meant police were choosing to discriminate against African Americans. They clearly needed to be reined in.” (08/07/17)

http://prospect.org/article/ignoring-police-violence

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29) Millennials don’t like conservatism
Source: The American Conservative
by Maria Biery

“In the closing remarks of the annual Libertarian vs. Conservative debate between summer interns from the CATO Institute and the Heritage Foundation, John Konicki from the libertarian side asked whether the interns in the 2027 version of this debate would be arguing over the same issues brought up that night. Would some of the discussed topics become non-issues, or would they continue to fight about the same things for years to come? If the showing at the debate is any indication of where the younger generation is headed, conservatives might have a problem on their hands.” (08/07/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-millennials-dont-like-conservatism/

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30) Amid White House chaos, a rise of the generals
Source: Reuters
Peter Apps

“When White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney was asked why President Donald Trump had appointed former Marine officer John Kelly as chief of staff, Mulvaney had a simple explanation. ‘You know that he enjoys working with generals,’ he said. Within this rambunctious, idiosyncratic presidency, a small but growing group of former military leaders appear almost the only ones able to operate, survive and even thrive in the Trump administration. The president appears to be increasingly placing his trust in their discipline, loyalty and ability to influence and control those in his chain of command. A triumvirate of America’s most respected generals — former Marine James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, serving Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as national security advisor and former Homeland Security chief Kelly — now sit at the political heart of the administration.” (08/07/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apps-generals-commentary-idUSKBN1AN073

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31) How one bill could forever alter the Internet landscape
Source: Niskanen Center
by Ryan Hagemann

“A new piece of legislation could spell big trouble for the Internet. Last week, Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced the ‘Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017,’ or SESTA. While devised with the best intentions, as the name suggests, this bill would effectively undermine the intermediary liability protections afforded by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Eroding those protections could have a crippling effect on the future of the Internet, which was precisely the reason that Congress passed them over 20 years ago.” [editor’s note: No, SESTA was not “devised with the best intentions.” It is a typical bipartisan power grab intentionally designed to turn as many people as possible into “criminals” who can be robbed, caged, etc. – TLK] (08/07/17)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/one-bill-forever-alter-internet-landscape/

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32) Why the Google manifesto brings forward an overdue conversation, part 1
Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg
by Michael Krieger

“Fortunately, I spent most of the weekend blissfully unaware of the latest topics dominating the news cycle. As such, when I awoke this morning to get caught up, it became obvious that a ‘manifesto’ written by a male (that’s the assumption) Google employee had become a huge topic of conversation. Given the outrage associated with the document, I expected to read some downright awful and unconscionable things in it. That never happened. Personally, I’m really glad this person wrote the manifesto. Not because I agree with everything he wrote and the way he delivered it, but because it hopefully will allow us to have a conversation on a topic that has spilt people into binary factions that resemble dogmatic religious sects.” (08/07/17)

https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2017/08/07/why-the-google-manifesto-brings-forward-an-overdue-conversation-part-1/

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33) Consider “approval voting” and “ranked choice voting” options
Source: The Jack News
by Jim Gray

“There are two ways we all could have more Liberty in our elections. The first is called Approval Voting, and the second is called Instant Runoff elections, or Ranked Choice Voting. Approval voting means that people could vote for all of the candidates of whom they approved for every office. That means that, for example, if there were five candidates running for an office, and a voter would be content to have any three of them win, the voter could vote for all three of those candidates. But no one could vote more than once for any particular candidate. Then all of the votes simply would be counted up, with the candidate receiving the most votes winning the election. In instant runoff elections, otherwise known as ranked choice voting, people could vote for their first choice, but then they would have the opportunity to vote for their second choice as well. Then all first choices from all voters would be counted. But if no candidate won 50 percent plus one vote, with a flip of a computer switch, the candidate with the fewest votes would be eliminated, and a second tally would be completed.” (08/07/17)

https://thejacknews.com/commentary/jim-gray-consider-approval-voting-ranked-choice-voting-options

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34) My children deserve my time and attention
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Skyler J Collins

“Do I love my children unconditionally? Yes, and I wrote as much in that post. My love for them is unconditional. They don’t need to earn it, nor do they need to sing and dance every time they desire my attention. I give it freely and fully and believe wholeheartedly that approaching our children in this way is absolutely necessary for their emotional and mental well-being and development. Concurrently, I expect them to give me their time and attention when requested so long as they can give it. I expect as much from anyone I have a relationship with. But this expectation was not pulled from the ether. It was an evolution if you will. I chose to have children.” (08/07/17)

http://everything-voluntary.com/children-deserve-time-attention

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35) How your tax dollars may save energy but end up penalizing homeowners
Source: Heartland Institute
by Alan Carlin

“Governments often intervene in markets. In a very few cases this can be justified because markets may provide important misleading signals because they do not take into account the effects of particular activities or products on those not involved in these activities or production or consumption of various products. This is the justification for many environmental regulations where pollutants that are emitted have actual adverse effects on those that are not involved in the emissions. But in all too many cases these effects do not actually exist, as recently alleged, for example, concerning emissions of very fine particulates, or are so minor that implementing the regulations costs more than the adverse effects. One of the worst examples is that of alleged global warming/climate change.” (08/07/17)

http://blog.heartland.org/2017/08/how-your-tax-dollars-may-save-energy-but-end-up-penalizing-homeowners/

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36) Civil asset forfeiture is not policing the USA
Source: USA Today
by staff

“In America you’re innocent until proven guilty, and the Constitution provides protections (for instance, the right to a lawyer and a speedy trial) to ensure that you can’t be unfairly punished. But you can forget all that if state or local police ‘suspect’ that your cash, car or even your home might have somehow been involved in a crime. In that case, they can grab the loot and keep most of it to benefit their own departments without going to court. You can try to get your property back, but the burden is on the victim of a seizure to prove that the money was not derived from a crime. This federal program was curtailed in 2015 by the Obama administration. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviving it. He calls it a ‘key tool that helps law enforcement defund organized crime, take back ill-gotten gains … and it weakens the criminals and the cartels.’ Not so fast, Mr. Attorney General.” (08/06/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/08/06/civil-asset-forfeiture-not-policing-usa-editorials-debates/534028001

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37) Why a nation is not like a house or a club — and why the difference matters for debates over immigration
Source: Attack The System
by Ilya Somin

“Far from protecting property rights, immigration restrictions abrogate the rights of property owners who want to rent their property to the excluded migrants, associate with them, or employ them on their land. This is an interesting result, given that many immigration restrictionists are also conservatives who strongly support private property rights in other contexts. Perhaps, however, the government is a kind of super-owner that has the right to supersede the decisions of private owners whenever it passes a law that does so. On that view, the state has all the same rights over land within its jurisdiction as a private owner has over his house. And when the two types of property rights conflict, the state prevails. Restated in this way, the house analogy could indeed potentially justify almost any immigration restrictions a government might choose to set up. But it can also justify all kinds of repressive government policies that target natives, as well.” (08/07/17)

https://attackthesystem.com/2017/08/07/why-a-nation-is-not-like-a-house-or-a-club-and-why-the-difference-matters-for-debates-over-immigration/

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38) Uber Democrats: Workers should cooperate, not “compete”
Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what’s the value of a single word? If you’re a Democratic Party leader and the word is ‘compete,’ the answer may be: more than you can afford. Much of the Democratic Party’s rhetoric has been ‘Uberized’ by a creeping free-market ideology that treats workers as lone competitors in a survival-of-the-toughest economy. The time has come to reject this language as well as the thinking behind it. The notion that people must compete with each for low-paying jobs undermines worker solidarity and weakens our sense of national community. When the Democratic Party rolled out its ‘Better Deal’ language in July, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi each wrote op-eds promoting an agenda whose subtitle is, ‘Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.’ … Those words offer nothing new to the American people.” (08/03/17)

https://ourfuture.org/20170803/uber-democrats-workers-should-cooperate-not-compete

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39) The damnation of Justin Gatlin
Source: spiked
by Tim Black

“‘That wasn’t in the script.’ So the refrain went in the aftermath of Usain Bolt’s defeat in the 100-metres final at the World Athletics Championship on Saturday night. … He was meant to bow out with a win. He was meant to be able to flash that familiar, joyously cocksure smile over the finish line, before performing his signature ‘lightning bolt’ gesture with conviction, not out of obligation. But there was to be ‘no fairytale ending,’ as ex-Team GB sprinter Darren Campbell said on Sunday morning. Instead, ghosting home in lane seven, while spectators were awaiting Bolt’s never-to-come stride to victory, was Justin Gatlin. Or as he’s otherwise known, ‘the drug cheat.’ And with that, the fairytale ending was transformed into something else entirely: a sporting end of days, a triumph for cheating, for doping, indeed for everything rotten and vice-ridden about sport, and athletics in particular, from which Bolt, ‘the saviour,’ was meant to rescue us.” (08/07/17)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-damnation-of-justin-gatlin-usain-bolt-london-doping/

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40) Is the Trump jobs boom beginning?
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“On the surface, the jobs report for July pretty much hit the sweet spot. And if you dig even a little bit beneath the numbers, it looks a lot like the economy, which has largely been in a holding pattern for eight years, is starting to turn. Sure, the unemployment rate fell to 4.3%, the lowest since 2001, down from 4.4% in June. And U.S. businesses added 209,000 new jobs, more than the 180,000 expected by Wall Street and also a notch higher than the 184,000 monthly average since President Trump entered office. So are Trump’s efforts to get the economy going again through a series of bold executive orders starting kick in? It sure looks that way. As Timothy Doescher of the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal news blog notes, the recent pick up in job gains come ‘without major substantive reforms like repealing ObamaCare or tax cuts. Instead, gains have likely come from reductions in harmful regulations that make it easier to run businesses in the U.S.’ Just imagine how much better things could be if Congress did the reforms it promised to do.” (08/04/17)

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/is-the-trump-jobs-boom-beginning

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41) We’re witnessing a slow-rolling coup
Source: Town Hall
by Derek Hunter

“From the moment Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, a plan was hatched to blame Russia for her historically epic loss and use it to hamstring Donald Trump’s presidency. Always a hive-mind, Democrats in and out of the media could be counted on to do their parts, and they’ve done just that. But what started out as a few near-riot protests to keep their base angry has morphed into a slow-rolling coup. The book ‘Shattered’ documented how the Clinton campaign was not interested in an autopsy, it had a plan. That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. … Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument. From that, the idea that horrified Democrats during the campaign (that one of the participants would refuse to accept the election results) became an accepted, forgotten fact and the first salvo in what would become a sustained war against the duly-elected president.” (08/06/17)

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2017/08/06/were-witnessing-a-slowrolling-coup-n2365059

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42) Journalism under assault: Trump’s crackdown on the news, and where we go from here
Source: CounterPunch
by Anthony DiMaggio

“The Independent of London reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning on criminalizing reporting of classified government information. The piece, worth checking out here, reports that the DOJ ‘is reviewing policies for subpoenaing reporters during investigations of federal intelligence leaks, an indicator that the US government may consider more aggressive tactics to try and force journalists to identify their sources.’ … It’s difficult to know for certain how serious the administration is in terms of trying to implement this attack on press freedom. The wannabee fascists running Trump Inc. — starting with Trump himself — are mostly bluster, and little action. Much of what Trump and his administration say to reporters is worth little outside of its initial tabloid-esque shock value. And most of Trump’s tweeting is simply a ploy to keep the administration atop the 24-hour news cycle, as if the president’s presidential tenure is simply an extended run of ‘The Apprentice.’ But there are early indicators that Trump may be serious this time.” (08/07/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/07/journalism-under-assault-trumps-crackdown-on-the-news-and-where-we-go-from-here/

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43) Fire McMaster
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“The internal battle taking place in the Trump administration, pitting the ‘adults’ — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, General John Kelly, and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster — against the ‘America First’ nationalists, led by Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, has now spread to the media. At the center of the controversy is McMaster, whose foreign policy views are in many ways the exact opposite of Trump’s, and who — rumor has it — may be on the way out.” (08/07/17)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/08/06/fire-mcmaster/

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44) Can Switzerland survive today’s assault on cash and sound money?
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna

“‘Switzerland will have the last word,’ wrote Victor Hugo in the late 19th century. ‘It possesses one of the most perfect forms of government in the world.’ A contemporary of his, Frederick Kuenzli, a scholar of the Swiss Army, boasted: ‘No purer type of Republican ideals, no more fixed and devoted adherence to those ideals can be found in all the world than in Switzerland.’ On many levels, there is reason to believe that, indeed, Switzerland remains a unique oasis of rationality and intelligence in the ocean-wide bloodbath that is contemporary Western fiscal and social self-sabotage. On the other hand, there is the Swiss National Bank — the central bank — that oddly appears to be encouraging the same monetary policy dance-with-death that has tripped up the country’s masochistic neighbors.” (08/07/17)

https://mises.org/blog/can-switzerland-survive-todays-assault-cash-and-sound-money

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45) President Trump: Honor your Second Amendment pledge!
Source: LewRockwell.com
by David Deming

“President Trump: during the 2016 campaign, you spoke of your commitment to gun rights in every stump speech. It’s hardly an exaggeration to assert that gun owners and NRA members almost single-handedly provided the crucial margin of victory for you in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Yet your promise to protect the Second Amendment seems to have vanished into thin air.” (08/07/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/david-deming/honor-2nd-amendment-pledge/

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46) Another reason not to believe the Bank of England’s stress tests
Source: Cobden Center
by Prof Kevin Dowd

“The Bank of England repeatedly reassures us that its stress tests demonstrate the resilience of the UK banking system. Well, let’s put the stress tests to a stress test. We have the performance measure, the leverage ratio at the peak of the stress scenario, and we have the pass standard. A bank passes the stress test if its leverage ratio at the peak of the stress at least as high as the pass standard, and it fails the test if the leverage ratio at the peak of the stress falls short of the pass standard. Let’s consider the five biggest banks: Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered.” (08/07/17)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2017/08/another-reason-not-to-believe-the-bank-of-englands-stress-tests/

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47) On Pigou on externalities
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Many years ago I read the sections of the fourth and final edition of A.C. Pigou’s most influential book, The Economics of Welfare (1932), that deal with a distinction made famous (among economists) by Pigou: the difference between private cost and social cost. Pigou’s formulation was in terms of output — what he called the difference between ‘marginal social net product’ and ‘marginal private net product.’ I re-read those sections today. … One fact that strikes me today as being especially interesting is that the first kinds of cases that Pigou identifies and discusses as ones that typically give rise to a difference between the private costs born by economic decision-makers and the social costs of those decisions are contractual arrangements between owners of agricultural land and tenants.” (08/06/17)

http://cafehayek.com/2017/08/on-pigou-on-externalities.html

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48) Decriminalizing balloon release
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“I’m sure I disagree with most of the policies California Governor Jerry Brown seeks to propose and impose. But let’s give credit where credit is due. He’s right that people should not be treated like criminals when in a burst of celebratory excess they commit the sin of unleashing helium balloons. California lawmakers thought it would be smart to make criminals out of toddlers and other Snidely Whiplashes who ‘willfully release’ helium balloons made of electrically conductive material.” (08/07/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/08/07/decriminalizing-balloon-release/

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49) Figuring out the Kennedy assassination, part 1
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“In the Politico article, [historians Larry J. Sabato and Phillip Shenon] posit that maybe — just maybe — Oswald somehow discovered the super-secret assassination attempts against Cuban leader Fidel Castro by the CIA and the Mafia, which had entered into an assassination partnership to kill Castro. Their thesis is that Oswald, as a supposed communist, loved and revered Castro, and therefore decided to retaliate by assassinating Kennedy. There is a big problem, however, with that thesis, one that is inconsistent with the thesis. Like many other writers on the JFK assassination writers, the authors simply do not confront that inconsistency, perhaps thinking that if they just act like it isn’t there, their thesis might somehow, in isolation, make sense to people.” (08/07/17)

https://www.fff.org/2017/08/07/figuring-kennedy-assassination-part-1/

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50) I warned the Swiss that this would happen
Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“After pegging the Swiss franc at 1.2 per euro for a period of about three years, the Swiss National Bank suddenly revalued the franc sharply higher in January 2015, in a surprise contractionary move. They also cut interest rates sharply, a near perfect (and very rare) example of NeoFisherism in action. In the months leading up to the revaluation, the SNB had accumulated significant foreign reserves, as it sold francs to speculators who (correctly) anticipated that the Swiss would revalue. The SNB was worried about the risk associated with an excessively large balance sheet. What if all those euro and dollar assets fell in value? Might the SNB become insolvent? At the time I warned the Swiss that they were making a mistake, although in fairness this is a mistake made by many people, even many economists. Here’s the problem.” (08/07/17)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2017/08/i_warned_the_sw.html

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51) The Tom Woods Show, episode 969
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“In this episode I review the history of rights theories in the West from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Expect to hear about the medieval canonists, the late scholastics, John Locke, Murray Rothbard, and Hans Hoppe, among others.” [various formats] (08/07/17)

http://tomwoods.com/ep-969-where-do-rights-come-from/

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52) Reason Podcast, 08/07/17
Source: Reason

“On today’s podcast, Gillespie joins Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Andrew Heaton to discuss the latest Republican plans to restrict immigration, the recent challenge to affirmative action on campus, and why the the trial and conviction of ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli should frighten all Americans. And Mangu-Ward explains why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is the perfect Ayn Rand villain.” [various formats] (08/07/17)

http://reason.com/blog/2017/08/07/pharma-bro-affirmative-action-podcast

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53) Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 75
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Episode 074 welcomes Russ Fugal to the podcast in a two part conversation with Skyler and Morgan. The topics covered in this second part include his background as a reader, cryptography and peer 2 peer technology, mathematics and his desire to make it simple for his children, cognitive development on how we count, why people are born with the ability to count to 4, the language he developed early on to count in base 4, a conversation on base 10, base 12, and base 60, origin of Roman numerals, his daughter’s stronger interest in reading than in mathematics, switching tracks from mathematics to reading development, how children teach themselves to read, speed reading, Chinese characters and reading, his new program called EAR (Engaged Aided Reading), why phonics is a crutch to fluency, reading well is reading by sight, not by phonics, why are brains are good at pattern recognition, the development of his mobile app based on EAR and sight reading, and his hopeful presentation in the SXSW 2018 conference.” [various formats] (08/07/17)

http://everything-voluntary.com/episode-075-russs-journey-part-two-learning-read-sight-1h2m

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54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 76
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #76, I discuss Trump’s foreign policy advisors. The media has labeled several of Trump’s establishment advisors as the ‘Adults.’ The other group receives several titles; nationalists is the most common. While labeled as ‘adults’ the establishment continues to push the same old failed policy. The nationalist support a slightly less hawkish foreign policy. I also update Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen.” [various formats] (08/07/17)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-76-white-house-war-establishment-v-nationalists

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55) The Jason Stapleton Program, episode 636
Source: The Jason Stapleton Program

“If Obama had tried anything like this, the conservative community would have gone into convulsions. Last weekend former CNN pundit Kayleigh McEnany posted a broadcast from ‘Trump Tower’ on the president’s Facebook page. The show resembled a legitimate news broadcast and claimed to be the ‘real’ news. What was it? Pure propaganda. It would appear the president is no longer satisfied with the coverage he’s been getting and has decided to do it himself. Is this a one off broadcast or is this a new era in political communication in America? In my mind, it doesn’t matter. It’s dangerous. The president has wondered into dictator territory, and we should all be concerned.” [various formats] (08/07/17)

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/636-trump-tv-is-pure-north-korean-style-propaganda/

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56) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 307
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc is joined by Tea Party co-founder and energy freedom advocate, Debbie Dooley! Debbie describes how she helped to launch the current ‘Tea Party’ movement, her battles against energy monopolies in Georgia, how companies who cause environmental damage should be dealt with, her opposition to the Paris Accord, and why she has hope for greater energy freedom under the Trump administration.” [various formats] (08/07/17)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/08/07/19088/

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57) Freedom Feens Radio, 08/07/17
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Shane Buell, John Vibes, and Jeremy Heisenberg yak about sleeping issues, drastic weather changes, the horribleness of the Alien and Sedition Acts, nuclear warfare, meteor showers and lunar eclipses, weed addicted axe murderers, and trolling cops.” [various formats] (08/07/17)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=14888

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58) The Bob Zadek Show, 08/06/17
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“Gabriel ‘Jack’ Chin is a legal scholar and Law Professor at UC Davis, where he teaches Immigration Law, Criminal Procedure, and Race and Law. Chin recently co-authored an eye-opening article titled ‘The War on Chinese Restaurants’ for Cato’s quarterly journal Regulation. He documents this sorry episode in American history, in which states and local governments persistently discriminated against Chinese immigrants — including bans on white women entering their restaurants — even after the courts declared such policies unconstitutional.” [various formats] (08/06/17)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2017/8/3/the-war-on-chinese-restaurants-with-gabriel-chin

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59) The LAVA Spurt, episode 46
Source: The LAVA Flow

“The Baltimore police department has found themselves in a bit of trouble thanks to body cameras. What did they do now? This is the forty-sixth episode of The LAVA Spurt, Baltimore Police Are On Crack.” [various formats] (08/07/17)

http://thelavaflow.com/baltimore-police-are-on-crack-tls046/

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60) Free Talk Live, 08/06/17
Source: Free Talk Live

“Dallas Cowboys owner tells players if they don’t stand for the National Anthem, they’ll be fired :: NFL player alleges conspiracy to not sign Colin Kaepernick :: Guy called to tell us about seeing a dollar movie :: Caller suggests anyone who doesn’t stand for the flag should leave the country :: Patriotism and rights :: Where do rights come from? :: Caller says he wants to round up people who refuse to stand for the flag :: McDonald’s employee put bacon on Muslim family’s chicken sandwiches :: Caller says putting bacon on Muslim family’s chicken sandwiches is ‘just a prank’ :: Sarah supports bringing back the death penalty :: No correlation between death penalty & reduction in crime :: Boulder PD ticketing pedestrians for not pushing the button at crosswalks HOSTS Mark & Darryl.” [Flash audio or MP3] (08/06/17)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2017-08-06

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