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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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In the News:

1) Poor neo-Nazis: Booted by GoDaddy, hijacked by Anonymous
2) Trump says he is considering pardon for Arpaio
3) Security theater: FBI convinces guy to build fake bomb, provides material, pretends to save America from terrorism
4) Venezuela: Maduro orders military drill after Trump comments
5) North Korea: Kim Jong Un’s disappearance sparks concerns missile launch could be imminent
6) Republicans press Trump DOJ to end Obama-era program targeting gun dealers
7) Experts: Police response inadequate at Charlottesville rally
8) France: Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris
9) Nevada student faces calls for expulsion after marching in Charlottesville
10) Coulter bashes Trump failure to condemn Antifa “that shut down my Berkeley speech”
11) NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence
12) WI: Paul Ryan opponent says he believes “Pizzagate” conspiracy
13) CA: Regime sues DOJ over threats to withhold federal funds to sanctuary cities
14) VA: Lefty spiritual sibling of Charlottesville fascists assaults journalist
15) Security theater: Feds claim that nearly forgotten Florida political has-been is Venezuelan assassination target
16) Merck CEO quits Trump council as “matter of personal conscience”
17) Student’s idea leads to Antarctic volcano discovery
18) China: Regime bans North Korean iron, lead, coal imports as part of UN sanctions
19) India, Pakistan mark 70 years of partition
20) Burkina Faso: At least 18 killed in restaurant terror attack

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) “No free speech for fascists” is a truly terrible idea
22) World War One and the triumph of illiberal ideology
23) President Trump: Toss your generals’ war escalation plans in the trash
24) Libertarian thinking on redistribution
25) After Charlottesville: Stand up to racial thinking
26) Charlottesville terrorism exposes alt-right American Taliban
27) Trump won’t say it, but we will: White terror in Charlottesville
28) Korea and Venezuela: Flip sides of the same coin
29) Demons, demons everywhere, and no exorcist in sight
30) The left tries to politicize Charlottesville, only to expose its own double standard
31) Is being a white supremacist grounds for firing?
32) A debate between national and international socialism is hardly a debate
33) Sword-and-sorcery into plowshares: Game of Thrones’ anti-war message
34) We can stop North Korea from attacking us. All we have to do is not attack them.
35) My ongoing battle with Leviathan
36) Tax reform 1: Expand the IRA
37) Donald Trump is killing us
38) Saturday’s violence
39) National concealed carry reciprocity bill is a Trojan horse
40) The practical libertarian’s case for single payer health care
41) DWS: Why is this not a story?
42) The “many sides” of Trump’s moral rot
43) Mainstream media continues to hide evidence debunking Russian hacking narrative
44) Libertarianism fights for the soul of Latin America
45) Understanding Kim Jong Un’s nuclear game plan
46) Is Bitcoin a bubble?
47) Don’t say we didn’t warn you
48) Buying genocide, part 2
49) Billions for conquest and tribute — not one penny for defense?
50) North Korea: The craziness of libertarian ideology
51) Five things that will happen when California secedes from the US
52) A preemptive strike on North Korea would be catastrophic and illegal
53) Some thoughts on stock prices and risk of nuclear war
54) Ten years on: Recession, recovery and the regulatory state
55) The Bank of England’s incredible stress tests

The Sound and the Fury:

56) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 308
57) Boston mayor: “Hate groups” not welcome to rally
58) Reason Podcast, 08/14/17
59) Leading Liberty Podcast, 08/14/17
60) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 79
61) The Bob Zadek Show, 08/13/17
62) Freedom Feens Radio, 08/14/17
63) Free Talk Live, 08/13/17

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

1) Poor neo-Nazis: Booted by GoDaddy, hijacked by Anonymous
Source: The Verge

“Neo-nazi news site the Daily Stormer has been given 24 hours to move its domain to a new host after its current provider, GoDaddy, said it would cut off support. The decision was made in response to a Daily Stormer article about Heather Heyer, who was killed during the Charlottesville protests this weekend. In a statement sent to TechCrunch, GoDaddy said the article ‘could incite additional violence’ and thus violated the company’s terms of service. … It also appears that hackers, who claim to be from Anonymous, have taken over the Daily Stormer website, saying they plan to shut it down within 24 hours. The hackers claim to have been targeting the site for months, but took action because of the Charlottesville protests.” (08/14/17)

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/14/16142384/daily-stormer-site-go-daddy-hosting-providers-hackers-anonymous

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2) Trump says he is considering pardon for Arpaio
Source: San Jose Mercury News

“President Donald Trump told Fox News he is ‘seriously considering’ issuing a pardon for former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted last month of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge’s order to stop detaining people because he merely suspected them of being undocumented immigrants. Trump told the news outlet during a conversation in Bedminster, New Jersey, that the pardon could come quickly, perhaps in a matter of days. The news outlet reported the conversation on its website Monday.” [editor’s note: So basically a dog whistle to the Charlottesville goons — “See, I didn’t really MEAN those bad things they made me say about you” – TLK] (08/14/17)

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/14/trump-says-he-is-considering-pardon-for-former-arizona-sheriff-joe-arpaio/

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3) Security theater: FBI convinces guy to build fake bomb, provides material, pretends to save America from terrorism
Source: CBS News

“An Oklahoma man was arrested early Saturday after he attempted to detonate what he thought was an explosives-laden van next to an Oklahoma City bank, federal prosecutors say. According to a criminal complaint filed in the Western District of Oklahoma yesterday, the FBI arrested 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre after he attempted to detonate the device, which was actually inert. The complaint says Varnell initially wanted to blow up the Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C., with a device similar to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, because he was upset with the government. … Ultimately, officials say Varnell was provided with faux bomb making materials. … Varnell allegedly later identified BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City as his target, according to federal prosecutors. When asked why he switched to BancFirst instead of the government building he originally planned, he said, ‘Well I don’t wanna kill a bunch of people,’ the complaint said.” (08/14/17)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-oklahoma-city-bank-explosion-plot-foiled-by-undercover-operation/

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4) Venezuela: Maduro orders military drill after Trump comments
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“Venezuela’s president has ordered the armed forces to hold exercises following US President Donald Trump comments about military intervention. In a televised speech, Nicolas Maduro said Venezuelans had to be prepared to defend the country against ‘the imperialist boot.’ The ‘civic-military’ exercises are due to take place on 26-27 August. Mr Trump warned last Friday that the US was looking at all options on Venezuela ‘including a possible military option.’ His comments were condemned by other Latin American countries and by the Venezuelan opposition. Venezuela faces a worsening political crisis and more than 120 people have been killed in anti-government protests since April.” (08/14/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40931216

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5) North Korea: Kim Jong Un’s disappearance sparks concerns missile launch could be imminent
Source: Fox News

“North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has vanished from the public eye for two weeks, South Korean media reported, prompting fears that he may be preparing to mark Tuesday’s public holiday by firing a new rocket. The last time Kim went days without being seen was prior to the ICBM launch in late July, when he remained incognito for two weeks before making his grandiose public appearance. His public withdrawal comes as nuclear tensions mount between Washington and Pyongyang, and on the heels of the leader’s threat to attack the U.S. island territory of Guam. On Tuesday, North Korea is set to commemorate the Korean Peninsula’s liberation from Japan at the end of World War II. Adding to the speculation of an imminent rocket-fire test, last week U.S.-based North Korea watchdog site 38 North released satellite imagery of a submarine base in the hermit country, showing that tarps had been placed above both the fore and aft decks of the Sinpo-class submarine base, presumably to conceal any inside movements.” (08/14/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/14/kim-jong-uns-disappearance-sparks-concerns-missile-launch-could-be-imminent.html

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6) Republicans press Trump DOJ to end Obama-era program targeting gun dealers
Source: Fox News

“Top House Republicans are asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end an Obama-era Justice Department program that has ensnared firearms dealers and other legitimate merchants while attempting to cut off credit to sham businesses. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and the other GOP lawmakers said in an Aug. 10 letter that they want the department and related federal agencies to formally ‘repudiate’ Operation Choke Point guidelines. The program attempted to discourage banks from offering financial services to ‘high risk’ customers but was accused of unfairly going after legal businesses including firearms dealers.” [editor’s note: Good, so let’s keep Sessions and the DOJ wrapped up in this (and the sanctuary-cities stuff), so they have no time to reinstate Prohibition – SAT] (08/14/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/14/republicans-press-trump-doj-to-end-obama-era-program-that-targeted-gun-dealers.html

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7) Experts: Police response inadequate at Charlottesville rally
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A Virginia police chief said Monday that he “absolutely has regrets” about violence that erupted over the weekend when dozens of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters. As the world watched pandemonium in Charlottesville unfold live on television Saturday, officers seemed to stand on the sidelines as fists flew, bats swung and objects soared through the air. ‘We were hoping for a peaceful demonstration,’ Chief Al Thomas said at a news conference. ‘Gradually the crowd size increased along with aggressive and hostility of the attendees toward one another.’ After police ordered everyone out of a small park where the rally was being held, protesters took to the streets. A man plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 others.” (08/14/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Experts-Police-response-inadequate-at-11818745.php

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8) France: Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“A car has crashed into a pizzeria in a village east of the French capital Paris, killing a girl and injuring 12 other people, four of them seriously. The driver of the BMW was arrested after the vehicle hit the terrace of the cafe in Sept-Sorts, near La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, French media say. An interior ministry spokesman told the BBC the driver was 32 and French. While his actions are said to have been deliberate, the incident is not being treated as a terror attack. He had, the spokesman said, tried to kill himself a few days ago. It appears he had no previous criminal record. According to RTL radio, he told police had weapons in the car. First reports gave the age of the dead girl as eight but later she was said to have been 13. Her little brother is among those injured, police sources told AFP news agency.” (08/14/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40930898

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9) Nevada student faces calls for expulsion after marching in Charlottesville
Source: USA Today

“Peter Cvjetanovic didn’t anticipate that a photo of him marching at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia would go viral. But that’s exactly what happened. Now, the University of Nevada, Reno senior is facing calls for his expulsion and condemnations on multiple fronts, including from his own university. In the days following the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia, Cvjetanovic has spoken to multiple media outlets about the photo, which depicts him chanting and holding a tiki torch as he walks across the University of Virginia campus on Friday.” [editor’s note: Although choosing to march in this rally was a dumb move, if being stupid (though not acting with aggression) is grounds for expulsion from a college, they might as well close them all down, and include the AntiFa morons in the process – SAT] [editor’s note: If it was a private university, that would be their business. State school? No, they don’t get to police their students’ political activities – TLK] (08/14/17)

http://college.usatoday.com/2017/08/14/nevada-student-faces-calls-for-expulsion-after-marching-in-charlottesville

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10) Coulter bashes Trump failure to condemn Antifa “that shut down my Berkeley speech”
Source: Raw Story

“Three days after a rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulted in one of the marchers allegedly driving a car into a group of counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others, President Donald Trump condemned Monday racism, the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Many of his supporters, however, wanted to know why he had failed to call out AntiFa. In his initial statement on the violence Saturday, Trump condemned the ‘egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides.’ … For many, even his statement Monday — that ‘racism is evil’ — was too little too late. His supporters, however, had a different complaint. ‘.@realDonaldTrump about to speak. I hope he FINALLY denounces the violent left-wing Antifa that shut down my Berkeley speech!’ tweeted Ann Coulter, referencing a speech at the University of California at Berkeley in April that was canceled amid protests.” [editor’s note: Oh, Annie, grow the hell up; it’s not always all about you! – SAT] (08/14/17)

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/ann-coulter-bashes-trump-failure-to-condemn-antifa-that-shut-down-my-speech-in-berkeley

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11) NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence
Source: Raw Story

“Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said. With his gesture on Sunday, the 31-year-old defensive end became the latest NFL player to use the playing of the Star Spangled Banner anthem as a protest forum. Last season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick grabbed the media spotlight when he refused to stand for the anthem, saying he was protesting police brutality and social inequality. Kaepernick opted out of his contract in March and has not been signed by another team. Bennett remained on the bench with a towel over his head before Sunday’s game with the Los Angeles Chargers at Southern California’s StubHub Stadium, the pre-season opener for both teams. He said he would keep up the protest all season.” (08/14/17)

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/nfl-player-sits-out-national-anthem-to-protest-virginia-violence

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12) WI: Paul Ryan opponent says he believes “Pizzagate” conspiracy
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Republican challenger says he believes an unfounded right-wing online conspiracy theory dubbed ‘pizzagate.’ Paul Nehlen voiced his opinion during an online question-and-answer session with voters earlier this month on Reddit. He was asked, ‘What are your thoughts on Pizzagate?’ In response, Nehlen wrote, ‘I believe it is real.’ The conspiracy theory claims Democrats harbor child sex slaves at a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. The false internet rumor led a gunman to fire an assault weapon inside the pizzeria in December.” [editor’s note: Since this has been as likely to include GOPers, as well as lot of crony-corp “friends of the court” from both war-party wings, chances are we might learn the truth … a year or two after they expose the JFK murder-plot – SAT] [editor’s note: So far, there been precisely zero evidence that there’s any truth to learn – TLK] (08/14/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Paul-Ryan-opponent-says-he-believes-pizzagate-11818435.php

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13) CA: Regime sues DOJ over threats to withhold federal funds to sanctuary cities
Source: Fox News

“California is suing the Trump administration for threatening to withhold funds for sanctuary cities, accusing the Justice Department of ‘pure intimidation’ and arguing the state (not the federal government) should be the one to allocate its law enforcement resources. ‘When President Trump threatened to defund our local law enforcement’s ability to do its job and protect our people, he picked the wrong fight,’ state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said. California, which could lose more than $28 million, is the first state in the nation to sue over sanctuary city restrictions on public safety grants. … San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed his own lawsuit against the DOJ, arguing the government is trying to unfairly force the city’s hand.” (08/14/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/14/california-sues-doj-over-threats-to-withhold-federal-funds-to-sanctuary-cities.html

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14) VA: Lefty spiritual sibling of Charlottesville fascists assaults journalist
Source: CBS 6 News

“A WTVR CBS 6 journalist was assaulted by a protester in Richmond Sunday night. The journalist, who was not working for the station at the time, was using his phone to record video of a large crowd of Monument Avenue protesters passing by The Camel, a live music venue, on West Broad Street. ‘Stop filming bro,’ one protester yelled. ‘I can film whatever I want,’ the CBS 6 staffer replied. ‘Get out of my face.’ At that point video showed the employee’s phone knocked out of his hands. Video then captured a protester hit the employee with what he described as a big stick. … The protesters took to the streets chanting demands to tear down Confederate monuments in Richmond.” (08/14/17)

http://wtvr.com/2017/08/14/cbs-6-journalist-attack-richmond-protest/

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15) Security theater: Feds claim that nearly forgotten Florida political has-been is Venezuelan assassination target
Source: Chicago Tribune

“One of Venezuela’s most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fervent critic of the South American country’s government, according to intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month. Though federal authorities couldn’t be sure at the time if the uncorroborated threat was real, they took it seriously enough that Rubio has been guarded by a security detail for several weeks in both Washington and Miami. Believed to be behind the order: Diosdado Cabello, the influential former military chief and lawmaker from the ruling socialist party who has publicly feuded with Rubio.” [editor’s note: Want to bet on whether or not the “intelligence” in question was an anonymous call from the pay phone closest to Rubio’s home? – TLK] (08/13/17)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-venezuelan-lawmaker-marco-rubio-death-order-20170813-story.html

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16) Merck CEO quits Trump council as “matter of personal conscience”
Source: Bloomberg

“Merck & Co.’s CEO resigned from President Donald Trump’s council of manufacturing executives Monday, saying ‘America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values’ by rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy. He was almost immediately attacked by Trump on Twitter. … Following a weekend of violence in Virginia involving white-supremacist groups that Trump has been criticized for not explicitly condemning, Merck Chief Executive Officer Ken Frazier said ‘as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.’ … Less than an hour later, Trump tweeted in response, ‘Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!'” (08/14/17)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-14/merck-ceo-quits-trump-council-as-matter-of-personal-conscience

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17) Student’s idea leads to Antarctic volcano discovery
Source: Phys.org

“An Edinburgh student has helped identify what may be the largest volcanic region on Earth. A study conceived by undergraduate Max Van Wyk de Vries has revealed that West Antarctica’s vast ice sheet conceals almost 100 newly discovered volcanoes. The largest of these is as tall as the Eiger in Switzerland. Max, a third-year student in the School of GeoSciences, came up with the idea by analysing publically available radar mapping data of Antarctica. He proposed his study to researchers in the School, who were impressed by the quality of Max’s work and used their expertise to verify the presence of the volcanoes.” (08/14/17)

https://phys.org/news/2017-08-student-idea-antarctic-volcano-discovery.html

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18) China: Regime bans North Korean iron, lead, coal imports as part of UN sanctions
Source: Washington Post

“China announced a ban on imports of iron ore, iron, lead and coal from North Korea on Monday, increasing the economic pressure on the Pyongyang regime, as it moved to implement a package of sanctions put together by the U.N. Security Council. The ban will take effect from Tuesday, the Ministry of Commerce announced, although China will continue to clear goods that have already arrived in port until Sept. 5. But at the same time, Beijing warned the Trump administration not to split the international coalition over North Korea by provoking a trade war between China and the United States. The warning comes as President Trump is expected to sign an executive memorandum Monday afternoon instructing his top trade negotiator to launch an investigation into Chinese intellectual property violations, a move that could eventually result in severe trade penalties.” (08/14/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-bans-north-korea-iron-lead-coal-imports-as-part-of-un-sanctions/2017/08/14/a0ce4cb0-80ca-11e7-82a4-920da1aeb507_story.html

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19) India, Pakistan mark 70 years of partition
Source: Reuters

“India’s independence from British colonial rule coincided with the partition of the subcontinent into two separate countries, setting off unprecedented communal carnage on both sides of the hastily created border. A mass migration followed, marred by violence and bloodshed, as about 15 million Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, fearing discrimination, swapped countries in an upheaval that cost more than a million lives. During the chaotic transition, train cars full of bodies arrived at railway stations in the twin cities of Lahore and Amritsar in the province of Punjab, which was split roughly down the middle at partition on Aug. 14, 1947.” (08/14/17)

http://in.reuters.com/article/india-partition-pakistan-border-idINKCN1AU0SO

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20) Burkina Faso: At least 18 killed in restaurant terror attack
Source: CNN

“Security forces in Burkina Faso have ended an operation against terrorists who attacked a Turkish cafe in the capital Ouagadougou Sunday that left 18 dead including two attackers, the communications minister Remis Dandjinou said Monday. In a press briefing he said searches of the neighborhood around the restaurant were still continuing. Dandjinou said there were several nationalities among the victims.” (08/13/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/13/africa/burkina-faso-attack/index.html

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

21) “No free speech for fascists” is a truly terrible idea
Source: Reason
by Katherine Mangu-Ward

“[I]f fascists are to lose their free speech rights, someone must take them. And if you believe, as many of the counter-protesters do, that the white nationalists and their brethren were emboldened by the presence of a man in the White House who sees them as part of his coalition, then why on God’s good green earth would you want to turn around and hand that very man the right to censor anyone whom he labels fascists? Because I can tell you right now, the list of folks that Trump and the restive but still Republican Congress would like to silence sure won’t look like the list those sign-wavers have in mind. The people wielding ‘No Free Speech for Fascists’ placards might as well be holding up signs saying ‘No Free Speech for Muslims.’ And in fact, many on the right have been making just that argument …” (08/14/17)

http://reason.com/blog/2017/08/14/no-free-speech-for-fascists-is-a-bad-dan

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22) World War One and the triumph of illiberal ideology
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Matthew McCaffrey

“As relative free trade declined and imperialism flourished, a culture of militarism swept Western Europe, triggering a race to accumulate military assets and materiel on a previously unknown scale. By the outbreak of the conflict, every major belligerent except Britain had also adopted conscription so as to ensure an abundant supply of human as well as physical resources. Such policies could only end in disaster. It is important, however, that even though many soldiers were compelled to fight, extraordinary numbers also volunteered for service, especially in the early days of the war. This fact is not so astonishing once we acknowledge the role of ideology. Throughout the 19th century, the nation-state had come to play an increasingly important role in forming the identities of many young European men. ” (08/14/17)

https://mises.org/blog/world-war-i-and-triumph-illiberal-ideology

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23) President Trump: Toss your generals’ war escalation plans in the trash
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“By the end of this month, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor HR McMaster will deliver to President Trump their plans for military escalations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. President Trump would be wise to rip the plans up and send his national security team back to the drawing board — or replace them. There is no way another ‘surge’ in Afghanistan and Iraq (plus a new one in Syria) puts America first. There is no way doing the same thing over again will succeed any better than it did the last time.” (08/14/17)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/president-trump-toss-generals-war-escalation-plans-trash-2

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24) Libertarian thinking on redistribution
Source: Libertarianism.org
by David S D’Amato

“The political mainstream’s stereotypical libertarian is quick to excuse existing inequalities of wealth and income, sure that they are the legitimate results of the free market and thus unassailable from a moral or philosophical perspective. In fact, however, libertarians have tended to be quite scrupulous in pointing out that the holdings of history’s rich and powerful were largely stolen, taken and held by the sword, as Lysander Spooner argued in his scathing reply to ‘Dunraven.’ … Spooner is therefore led to advocate a kind of redistribution whereby the ruling classes and their accomplices (among them, ‘manufacturers, merchants, bankers, ship-owners, money-lenders’), whom he calls ‘enemies of the human race,’ are expropriated, their stolen wealth returned. But to whom is this stolen wealth to be returned?” (08/14/17)

https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/libertarian-thinking-redistribution

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25) After Charlottesville: Stand up to racial thinking
Source: spiked
by Sean Collins

“Modern white nationalism shares much with traditional forms of white nationalism –– it is ugly, nativistic and conspiratorial. But what’s new is that it draws upon a widespread notion that politics should be understood in terms of racial identity. Both the far right and the social-justice left view life through a racial prism, whether it is ‘progressives’ telling white people they can’t speak because they are inherently privileged or the alt-right defending ‘white pride.’ Today, white nationalists portray themselves as simply defending their ‘white identity,’ in the same way as other groups celebrate their skin colour and other nature-given features. And rather than pose as strong, white nationalists base their appeals on the idea that they are victims, that they are under siege. In this way, they echo others who make similar claims for moral authority and sympathy on the grounds of victimhood. We need to get away from such a racialised view of the world.” (08/14/17)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/after-charlottesville-stand-up-to-racial-thinking/

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26) Charlottesville terrorism exposes alt-right American Taliban
Source: USA Today
by Montel Williams

“We face an existential threat from within in the form of the so called alt-right, which in reality is a loose confederation of Nazis, racists, bigots and anti-Semites. We ought to call them what they are: the American Taliban. The ominous nature of what happened in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday cannot be understated or ignored. … Few things unite Americans these days, and I’m increasingly convinced the survival of democracy depends on a collective meditation on how we got to a place where we seem to have a president who calculates his response to an act of terrorism so as to not alienate the alt-right and its allies. We should remember that his self-described counterterrorism adviser, Sebastian Gorka (whose academic credentials with respect to terrorism are dubious at best), went on right-wing radio last week to argue that white nationalists aren’t a threat in order to justify a policy that pretends the only terrorist threat this country faces comes from jihadism.” (08/14/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/08/14/charlottesville-terrorism-exposes-alt-right-american-taliban-montel-williams-column/563401001

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27) Trump won’t say it, but we will: White terror in Charlottesville
Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“Her name was Heather Heyer. She was marching for justice in Charlottesville when she was killed by a white racist. Say her name. His name was Timothy Caughman. He was walking down the street in New York City when he was killed by a white racist. Say his name. Their names were Ricky John Best and Taliesen Myrddin Namkai-Meche. They were riding a train in Portland when they saw a Muslim woman and her friend being threatened. They stepped forward to protect them and were killed by a white racist. Their names were Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Wharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson. They were studying the Bible in a Charleston church when they were killed by a white racist. Say their names. And say the name of the real murderer, the one who sent agents out to kill: white nationalist terror.” [editor’s note: Cop to the similar violence of Antifa (no murders yet but wait for it?), as well as acknowledging terrorism when committed by ISIS … and I will take this much more seriously – SAT] (08/13/17)

https://ourfuture.org/20170813/trump-wont-say-it-but-we-will-white-terror-in-charlottesville

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28) Korea and Venezuela: Flip sides of the same coin
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“By suggesting that he might order a U.S. regime-change invasion of Venezuela, President Trump has inadvertently shown why North Korea has been desperately trying to develop nuclear weapons — to serve as a deterrent or defense against one of the U.S. national-security state storied regime-change operations. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Venezuela and, for that matter, other Third World countries who stand up to the U.S. Empire, also seeking to put their hands on nuclear weapons. What better way to deter a U.S. regime-change operation against them?” (08/14/17)

https://www.fff.org/2017/08/14/korea-venezuela-flip-sides-coin/

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29) Demons, demons everywhere, and no exorcist in sight
Source: The Anarchist Shemale
by Aria DiMezzo

“Yesterday, I was repeatedly called a Nazi Sympathizer, and even blocked by one person in the liberty movement, for having the audacity to point out that it is required, if we are to have peace, to actually listen to these people and acknowledge their concerns. This is a foolish interpretation of my position — I’ve long been anti-authoritarian, and that will not change simply because many of my allies are demanding that I become authoritarian to forcefully stop the other authoritarians. And that is, in essence, what many libertarians are demanding.” (08/14/17)

https://anarchistshemale.com/2017/08/14/demons-demons-everywhere-and-no-exorcist-in-sight/

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30) The left tries to politicize Charlottesville, only to expose its own double standard
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“There is no excuse for murdering innocents, and all terrorist attacks should be roundly condemned. That should be a simple proposition everyone can agree on. What isn’t so simple or agreeable is the immediate attempt to politicize this tragedy. President Trump was getting attacked (and rightly so) for issuing a mealy-mouthed statement in the immediate wake of the attack by a white supremacist who plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va., killing one and injuring more than a dozen others. … But if we’re going to talk about double standards, let’s at least be fair about it. The truth is that the left is just as guilty, if not more so, of this particular failing.” [editor’s note: It is this hypocrisy from the “progressive” left that has kept me from commenting more about the Charlottesville atrocities – SAT] (08/14/17)

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-left-tries-to-politicize-charlottesville-and-exposes-its-own-double-standards

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31) Is being a white supremacist grounds for firing?
Source: The Atlantic
by Gillian B White

“After white nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, a Twitter account with the handle @YesYoureRacist began soliciting the identities of rally goers based on photographs. ‘If you recognize any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I’ll make them famous,’ the account tweeted. And by famous, the user of course meant infamous. The strategy of exposing the faces of rally attendees to hundreds of thousands of people on Twitter worked, and many were identified. By Sunday, one of those whose name and place of residence had been revealed had reportedly been fired from his job …. Of course, the consequence of this dynamic is that taboo political ideas of all stripes can lead to workplace sanctions. While many on the political left are now lauding firings as a way to hold white supremacists accountable, it’s also worth remembering that pressuring employers to sever ties based on political activities, or social and racial beliefs, has historically been targeted in the other direction.” (08/14/17)

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/08/charlottesville-employment/536838/

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32) A debate between national and international socialism is hardly a debate
Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“Under national socialism you’re either a member of the nation and gain the ‘benefits’ of socialism or you’re relegated to the slave class, which means you’re forced to provide the resources necessary for the members of the nation, executed, or the former followed by the latter. What defines a member of the nation or the slave class is largely arbitrary. American national socialists put a lot of emphasis on race, which they also define rather arbitrarily. For example, if you’re white, you’re likely considered a member of the nation … unless you happen to be Jewish as well. This sounds familiar doesn’t it? Replace ‘member of the nation’ with proletariat and ‘slave class’ with bourgeoisie and you have [inter]national socialism.” (08/14/17)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2017/08/14/a-debate-between-national-and-international-socialism-is-hardly-a-debate/

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33) Sword-and-sorcery into plowshares: Game of Thrones’ anti-war message
Source: In These Times
by Sean T Collins

“The sprawl, the spectacle, the sex, the swords, the sorcery … if you’re looking for reasons why Game of Thrones has become the most popular show on TV, they’re easy to find. But the epic fantasy might also be pop culture’s most prominent anti-war satire since Dr. Strangelove. It’s one long shaggy dog joke at the expense of military conflict. For the bulk of its six-plus seasons, GoT has chronicled the bloody power struggles of various aristocrats and their hapless followers — while, unbeknownst to most, an army of demons and zombies in the icy northern wastes masses to swoop down and slaughter them all. The wars making up most of the series’ action are not only pointless, but self-defeating: The only enemy these characters need to be fighting is a supernatural one. Somehow this lesson is often missed, both by moralists who find the series’ violence exploitative and ‘bad fans’ (as The New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum calls them) in it for the beheadings.” (08/14/17)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20377/game-of-thrones-anti-war-jon-snow-white-walkers-lannister-stark-dragon

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34) We can stop North Korea from attacking us. All we have to do is not attack them.
Source: The Intercept
by Jon Schwarz

“So what exactly is the ‘crisis’ involving North Korea? The answer is simple: We’re not worried that we can’t deter North Korea. We’re worried because a North Korea that can plausibly strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons will likely be able to deter us from doing whatever we want. For example, we might not be able to invade North Korea. When they go on TV, U.S. officials pretend there’s some chance that North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un will wake up one day and persuade all the people who help him run their bleak kakistocracy that they should commit mass suicide. But backstage, in government memos and think tank reports, America’s foreign policy mandarins have explained the issue clearly, over and over again.” (08/14/17)

https://theintercept.com/2017/08/14/we-can-stop-north-korea-from-attacking-us-all-we-have-to-do-is-not-attack-them/

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35) My ongoing battle with Leviathan
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Skyler J Collins

“When push comes to shove, I’m willing to stand firm. I’ve made peace with every possible outcome of this and future battles with Leviathan. Yes, I’ve made peace with my credit getting trashed, and even with spending time in prison. I know a lot of people that have been battling the IRS on this sort of thing for many years, so I know that worst case scenario is past the horizon. But since I’ve made peace with it now, my anxiety has come down. Why challenge the IRS on this, you ask? Several reasons.” (08/14/17)

http://everything-voluntary.com/ongoing-battle-leviathan

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36) Tax reform 1: Expand the IRA
Source: Independent Institute
by Randall Holcombe

“As Congress turns its attention to tax reform, one desirable change would be to expand the availability of IRA accounts to more taxpayers, with higher limits, and for purposes other than retirement.” (08/14/17)

http://blog.independent.org/2017/08/14/tax-reform-i-expand-the-ira/

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37) Donald Trump is killing us
Source: The New Republic
by Ryu Spaeth

“As the crisis this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, reached its depressing nadir, a grim joke (is there any other kind anymore?) circulated through social media that went something like this: We are going to miss those days when all we had to worry about was a nuclear war with North Korea. The days in question, of course, came earlier that very week, when President Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions with Kim Jong-Un’s regime by declaring that he would unleash ‘fire and fury’ on the country if it continued to threaten the United States. On Friday, mere hours before hundreds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists marched on Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, Trump tweeted that a military option for North Korea was ‘locked and loaded.’ For no apparent reason at all, he then threatened Venezuela with possible military intervention. What followed was a weekend of miserable hate theater.” [editor’s note: I’m posting these screeds, but still looking for one acknowledging how similary violent and militant the Antifa crowd has been on all of this. There is NO response but horror & condemnation for the homicidal moron driving the car, yet … – SAT] (08/14/17)

https://newrepublic.com/article/144309/donald-trump-killing-us

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38) Saturday’s violence
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“People have a right to speak, to assemble, to protest, to let out a primal political scream. Our governments must protect that right, without regard to viewpoint, by preventing and policing against acts of violence. When violence succeeds without consequences — garnering tons of attention for its perpetrators — we are likely to see more violence. Government is not doing job one.” (08/14/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/08/14/saturdays-violence/

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39) National concealed carry reciprocity bill is a Trojan horse
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Suzanne Sherman

“Is national concealed carry reciprocity something that should be passed, from a Constitutional perspective? Many gun owners support this proposal based on their policy preference. They argue that it will simplify the system, and ensure law-abiding American citizens can enjoy their ‘Second Amendment Rights nationwide.’ On its face, this seems like a wonderful idea. But the threshold inquiry should be, ‘Does the general government have the authority to enact such a law?'” (08/14/17)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/08/14/national-concealed-carry-reciprocity-bill-is-a-trojan-horse/

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40) The practical libertarian’s case for single payer health care
Source: CounterPunch
by Camilo Gomez

“American libertarians tend to support the conservative criticism of single payer that says this would more ineffectual, price-destroying big government. More radical libertarians have even argued that the government has no role in healthcare at all. Given the fact that Republicans in control of the House and the Senate –– plus the executive branch –– couldn’t manage a full Obamacare repeal it shows that they are not willing to pay the price for pushing the issue. Many would risk losing their seats and confront their angry constituents at town halls. Libertarians can oppose to single payer, but they should realize that there are libertarian ground on which to support this program.” (08/14/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/14/94880/

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41) DWS: Why is this not a story?
Source: Town Hall
by Debra J Saunders

“Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman known in political circles as DWS, is knee-deep in a scandal that involves a laptop, money and possible foreign entanglements. Unlike the Trump Russian scandal, however, The Washington Post and New York Times have barely reported on the story, which has conservatives observing (with President Donald Trump’s Twitter account concurring) that the mainstream media have a double standard. In February, the House sergeant-at-arms yanked House computer network access for five information technology staffers who worked as shared employees for some 30 House Democrats. Capitol Police told members that the five were under criminal investigation for possibly violating security policies — and asked members to update their security settings. By March, most Democrats had fired the five, if only because they could no longer do their jobs. To the puzzlement of many Democrats and Republicans, Wasserman Schultz kept one of the five, Imran Awan, on the payroll, even though he could not do standard House IT work.” (08/13/17)

https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2017/08/13/why-is-this-not-a-story-n2367602

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42) The “many sides” of Trump’s moral rot
Source: The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman

“As we stand back in wonder at just what a repugnant human being now sits in the Oval Office, we need to keep reminding ourselves that his sins (of both omission and commission) are not his alone. Many Republicans have stepped up to disagree with him about whether neo-Nazis and white supremacists are actually worthy of condemnation, which we should acknowledge. Yet Donald Trump’s moral stench covers all who endorsed him, all who have defended him, and all who saw him as the vehicle through which they could achieve their own goals. They can take the brave stance that Nazis are bad, but they helped bring us to this point, and they can’t wash away their responsibility for the horrors we now witness with a few tweets.” [editor’s note: Oh, come on, Paul, don’t hold back; tell us how you really feel! SAT] (08/14/17)

http://prospect.org/article/many-sides-trumps-moral-rot

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43) Mainstream media continues to hide evidence debunking Russian hacking narrative
Source: PanAm Post
by Mamela Fiallo

“It’s been a year since the Democratic National Committee e-mail system was first allegedly hacked. The biggest suspect for the incident was and still is Russia, which in turn led to claims of a link with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. On August 3, the first summons was issued by Special Prosecutor Roberto Mueller for allegations of treason, which has led the media to a non-stop discussion of Trump’s possible impeachment. Nevertheless, multiple experts in both the intelligence and computer science fields have argued the emails were not compromised by hacking, but rather leaked from the inside.” (08/14/17)

https://panampost.com/mamela-fiallo/2017/08/14/mainstream-media-continues-to-hide-evidence-debunking-russian-hacking-narrative/

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44) Libertarianism fights for the soul of Latin America
Source: Hubpages
by Garry Reed

“Even as a repackaged socialist scam called ‘socialism of the 21st century’ continues to be violently imposed on the people of Venezuela many of their freedom-minded neighbors are still seeking a libertarian path to freedom. Libertarian political activity throughout Central and South America is nothing new, and according to an article headline in the Pan Am Post ‘The Libertarian Moment Is Unfolding in Latin America, Not the U.S.’ may surprise US libertarians. … Many in the US, it seems, are still naively playing with socialism while Latin Americans, having had it rammed down their throats for generations, are finally regurgitating it.” (08/13/17)

https://hubpages.com/politics/Libertarianism-Fights-for-the-Soul-of-Latin-America

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45) Understanding Kim Jong Un’s nuclear game plan
Source: Reuters
by Peter Apps

“On October 3, 1942 (75 years ago this year) a prototype German V-2 rocket launched from the German military firing range at Peenemunde in the Baltic reached an altitude of 84.5 kilometers (52.5 miles.)It was, by some definitions, the first human-built object in space. It was the height of World War Two, and with the entry of the United States into the conflict the tide was already turning against Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. They knew, however, that if they could both perfect the world’s first ballistic missiles and win the race to an atomic bomb, they would become virtually unassailable. Had Germany gotten the bomb first, the Allies most likely would have had to sue for peace, rather than risk the Hiroshima and Nagasaki-like destruction of many Western cities. Luckily for the rest of the world, it was a capability Hitler never achieved. But it’s a lesson that North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un appears to have taken to heart.” (08/14/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apps-northkorea-commentary-idUSKCN1AU1ZK

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46) Is Bitcoin a bubble?
Source: Mises Canada
by Caleb McMillan

“According to an author over at CoinSpeaker.com, Bitcoin and Ethereum will never be in a financial bubble because ‘digital bubbles are impossible.’ He gives his three reasons, one of them being ‘the Theory of Reflexivity which belongs to George Soros.’ Do I think digital currencies are in a bubble? Yes. Bitcoin may function well as a payment system for people who don’t like traditional financial institutions, but the Fed’s dollars are still the reserve currency of the world. The supply chain is priced in US dollars, not bitcoins.” (08/14/17)

https://www.mises.ca/is-bitcoin-a-bubble/

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47) Don’t say we didn’t warn you
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“One of the most gratifying — and, simultaneously, frustrating — aspects of my job is the rapidity with which I’m proven right. Yes, I know how that sounds, and yet it’s true. The latest example is my Friday column, in which I challenged the veracity of reports that North Korea has the capacity to strike US targets with a nuclearized ICBM. Based on a ‘leak’ from the intelligence community, we were told by the Washington Post that a miniaturized nuclear warhead could be landing on American soil at any moment. So I asked the question that almost no one was asking: How do we know this is true? After all, the Post story was based on a single sentence from an intelligence ‘assessment’ that was read to a reporter over the phone! The answer, I concluded, is that we don’t know, and can’t know. We’re left in the dark. The next day Newsweek revealed that the vaunted ICBMs supposedly developed by North Korea are a ‘hoax’ — their word.” (08/14/17)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/08/13/dont-say-didnt-warn/

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48) Buying genocide, part 2
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Gary Jason

“When Hitler achieved power in 1933, he was only 43, and most of the other high-level party members were in their late 20s or early 30s; even to the end of the war, the rank and file of the Party viewed it as an extension of the youth movement. Young people rallied to support the regime — for example, university coeds would volunteer to spend their summers staffing daycare centers in Poland so that the German ‘settlers’ could harvest crops. As Aly notes, people in their 20s often desire independence and challenging work, but also the chance to change the world, and the regime seemed to offer that. Adding to the National Socialist appeal was a conspicuous imitation of leftist sentiments — remember, the Nazis fought the international socialist parties for the support of the German working and agricultural classes. Not surprisingly, the Nazis borrowed some of their opponents’ ideologies. The converse was also true — leftist parties started to borrow Nazi tropes.” (08/14/17)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1746

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49) Billions for conquest and tribute — not one penny for defense?
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“The concept on which North American defense was based for decades was incredibly sick and warped — indeed, insane. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) was the idea that if one side attacked, the other side would die but ensure that their attackers also perished. Mad though it was, somehow, it worked; not only did no one exchange volleys of nuclear weapons, but the core homelands were not invaded, and even the frontiers where the two (or more) sides faced each other did not explode with violence …. if the balloon HAD gone up and things gone seriously awry, it would have been the civilians of the Great Plains (and their counterparts in the missile fields of Russia and Kazakhstan and Ukraine) that would have almost certainly been the first of millions of casualties of general, nuclear war. But, amazing though it is, it worked. Providentially, East and West did not go to war. But is the defense system that worked well for nearly a half-century still needed in the 2020 to 2050 era?” (08/14/17)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2017/08/14/billions-for-conquest-and-tribute-not-one-penny-for-defense/

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50) North Korea: The craziness of libertarian ideology
Source: Christine Smith’s Blog
by Christine Smith

“I’m never surprised by the frequent inanity I hear from liberals, it is to be expected considering their decades of passive compliance to whatever their political gurus dictate combined with their inability to reason and predisposition to emotionalism. However to see many libertarians (who like to identify their mindset with rationality, logic and supposed principle) fall into the very same mindless regurgitation of the nonsense their political gurus espouse is sad. Sadly, lack of critical thinking is prevalent among libertarians, as with many other Americans, regardless of their political ideology. The North Korea situation is a prime example where many libertarians are behaving as foolishly and wrongly in their vitriolic attacks on President Trump as their Democratic counterparts.” (08/13/17)

http://christinesmith.us/wordpress/2017/08/13/north-korea-the-craziness-of-libertarian-opinion/

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51) Five things that will happen when California secedes from the US
Source: The American Conservative
by Jared Whitley

“Any statistician or economist will tell you there is a huge world of difference between the improbable and the impossible. Brexit and the Trump presidency were both thought to be impossible, but they were proven to simply have been improbable. And whenever I see an article about the move for California to secede from the United States (the so-called ‘Cal-exit’), the more I think that a vote to split is inevitable rather than improbable.” (08/14/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/5-things-that-will-happen-when-california-secedes-from-the-u-s/

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52) A preemptive strike on North Korea would be catastrophic and illegal
Source: OpEdNews
by Marjorie Cohn

“As Special Counsel Robert Mueller impanels two grand juries to investigate Donald Trump and his associates, and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s home is searched, Trump needs to distract attention from the investigation into his alleged wrongdoing. North Korea has provided just such a distraction — albeit a potentially catastrophic one. … Trump has learned that bombing other countries enhances a president’s popularity. In April, with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles, each armed with over 1,000 pounds of explosives, he went from scoundrel-in-chief to national hero virtually overnight. The corporate media, the neoconservatives and most of Congress hailed Trump as strong and presidential for lobbing the missiles into Syria, reportedly killing nine civilians, including four children.” (08/13/17)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Preemptive-Strike-on-Nor-by-Marjorie-Cohn-Death_North-Korea_Nukes_Sanctions-170813-164.html

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53) Some thoughts on stock prices and risk of nuclear war
Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“Don’t be reassured by small market reactions to risk of apocalypse. Even a small increase in risk of armageddon is a horrible thing. The world can take only so many of those small risks before the actual disaster occurs. If the Cuban Missile Crisis led to a 1% increase in the risk of nuclear war, then it was still one of the worst things to have happened in all of American history. We lucked out. So even if Lars is right about the Cuban Missile Crisis, the historians that claimed a nuclear war was ‘too close for comfort’ might also have been right.” (08/13/17)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2017/08/some_thoughts_o_2.html

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54) Ten years on: Recession, recovery and the regulatory state
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“What we now know to have been one of the worst economic and financial crises of the post-World War II period began about ten years ago in 2007. Various retrospective commentaries have focused on the severity of the economic downturn, its impact on different markets and segments of the population, and the lessons from it. An especially important lesson to be learned is that this was a crisis caused by government policy, and not something inherent in a free market economy.” (08/14/17)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/ten-years-recession-recovery-regulatory-state/

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55) The Bank of England’s incredible stress tests
Source: Cobden Centre
by Prof Kevin Dowd

“The Bank of England’s 2016 stress tests are literally incredible. Of the seven big financial institutions covered in the exercise, only one (RBS) failed and that only by a narrow margin. So what is wrong with the stress tests? Well, one problem is that the Bank used book values instead of market values. … if one uses market values instead of book values, then four of the biggest five banks fail the test. … Another problem is the existence of a lot of hidden leverage associated with positions that do not appear on banks’ balance sheets, such as derivatives positions. The result is that no one can tell from banks’ published financial statements how leveraged the banks really are.” (08/14/17)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2017/08/the-bank-of-englands-incredible-stress-tests/

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56) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 308
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc is joined by the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Erich Pratt. They discuss some common objections to widespread gun ownership and gun rights, how Gun Owners of American sets itself apart from the NRA when it comes to standing up for gun rights, and Erich answers some questions from members of the Lions of Liberty Pride!” [various formats] (08/14/17)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/08/14/lets-talk-guns-interview-erich-pratt-gun-owners-america/

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57) Boston mayor: “Hate groups” not welcome to rally
Source: USA Today

“Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said Monday that the city stands with Virginia and will not welcome what he described as ‘hate groups’ who might be thinking of holding a rally in Boston.” [editor’s note: I am just hoping this event is not used — by either “side” — to promote violence or other aggression; let them speak their venom, go ahead and protest their evil … and then leave in peace! – SAT] (08/14/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2017/08/14/boston-mayor-hate-groups-not-welcome-rally/104607002

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58) Reason Podcast, 08/14/17
Source: Reason

“On today’s podcast, Reason’s Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Andrew Heaton discuss the recent violence in Charlottesville, Trump’s initial response (Note: the podcast was recorded before Trump’s press conference today), and the anti-free speech backlash that followed. Last week, Google’s James Damore was fired for an internal memo questioning the company’s diversity policies. Justified or not? Finally, how worried should we be about nuclear war with North Korea?” [various formats] (08/14/17)

http://reason.com/blog/2017/08/14/charlottesville-google-memo

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59) Leading Liberty Podcast, 08/14/17
Source: Leading Liberty

“Using Facebook to Supercharge Your Campaign (Jenn Gray on the How to Run for Office Podcast.” [various formats] (08/14/17)

http://heyjenngray.com/using-facebook-supercharge-campaign-jenn-gray-run-office-podcast/

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60) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 79
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #79, I look at the new James Mattis/Rex Tillerson op ed in the Wall Street Journal on North Korea policy. Mattis and Tillerson explain the new policy of ‘strategic accountability’ and the goals of the policy. Tillerson and Mattis explained how China will have to take a leading role in this policy. I examine the op ed and reveal the lies and omissions. I also update Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Kenya.” [various formats] (08/14/17)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-79-lies-and-omissions-in-mattistillerson-op-ed

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61) The Bob Zadek Show, 08/13/17
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“In June, Professor Richard Epstein corrected Trump’s zero-sum mindset on trade. The Professor returns to the show with an economic analysis of why the Paris agreement is a bad deal.” [various formats] (08/13/17)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2017/8/13/climate-science-guiding-star-or-slave-to-ideology

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62) Freedom Feens Radio, 08/14/17
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“John Vibes, Shane Buell, and Jeremy Heisenberg yak about the Decentralize Your Life Tour, the history you weren’t taught in school, freedom cells, Fedcoin, and MWD drops by to rant on the violent protests in his former home of Charlottesville.” [various formats] (08/14/17)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=14910

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63) Free Talk Live, 08/13/17
Source: Free Talk Live

“Christian Hypocrisy on Muslims :: Church of Cannabis :: Scott the Bigot Race Conspiracy :: Robert E Lee’s Slaves :: Grits :: Cantwell a Libertarian? :: Charlottesville Car Crash :: Solving Racism with Free Market :: Bitcoin Hard Forks :: Antifa vs Fascists :: Rapid Transit Cramdown :: Government Schools :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Jonny Ray.” [Flash audio or MP3] (08/13/17)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2017-08-13

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