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Volume XVI, Issue #4,050
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Trump blasts Sessions over charges against GOP congressmen ahead of midterms
2) Myanmar: Regime court sentences Reuters reporters to seven years
3) Argentina: Regime imposes austerity measures in bid to stabilize peso
4) US State Department applauds Saudi war criminals’ admission of “mistakes” in Yemen murders
5) Afghanistan: US occupation troop killed
6) As In-N-Out boycott plan flops, Dem party chief dines alone, GOP feasts
7) UK: Sajid Javid threatens tech giants over online child sex abuse
8) WI: $30 million poured into effort to energize young voters
9) Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law after being accused of lesbian sex
10) NV: Woman lay dead in Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive
11) Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune
12) Omarosa Manigault Newman wandered around the White House taping “nearly every conversation she had” on her personal cell phone
13) US regime accuses Chinese regime of using fake LinkedIn accounts to hire potential American spies
14) Pentagon cancels US $300 million in aid to Pakistan regime over record on militants
15) KS: High court rules grand jury must be convened to investigate Kobach
16) MO: Hawley hopes to use duck boat sinking victims’ graves as stepping stones to US Senate
17) Somalia: Suicide bomb attack hits school and offices in Mogadishu
18) NM: Feds abduct five for exercising constitutionally guaranteed rights
19) Papadopoulos says Sessions supported Putin campaign meeting, asks for most lenient sentence
20) CA: Police kill “ER” actor during “welfare check”

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The dark side of crypto entrepreneurship
22) Five questions for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh
23) The United States should diplomatically recognize Liberland
24) Quantum Vibe, 09/03/18
25) Why governments censor Instagram and how you can get around it
26) Trump shows voters care more about policies than character
27) STOP. HUMANIZING. WAR CRIMINALS.
28) How to save the Catholic Church
29) The Russia investigation after Jeff Sessions
30) Libertarian lessons: Property rights
31) Public sector unions need to serve their members, not the Democratic Party
32) Learning the Fourth Amendment … from Mom
33) Neutral no more: Can the Supreme Court survive an era of extreme partisanship?
34) How to support striking prisoners
35) Who’s afraid of Comrade Hermit?
36) A hole in the bottom of the KFC
37) The crypto revolution will not be centralized
38) We have seen the algorithm and it is us.
39) Taming the regulatory state: It’s a constitutional imperative
40) Now we know: “The resistance” is the establishment
41) Children’s world
42) Why is Planned Parenthood endorsing a white man (with a shaky record) over a pro-choice black woman?
43) Distribution in markets is always just
44) Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase
45) The fear of being labeled a conspiracy theorist
46) Love it or leave it … if you can
47) Prohibition on steroids
48) With Trump, there’s smoke and sometimes fire
49) Economic armaments and China’s global ambitions
50) That silly cars/guns analogy again

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Free Talk Live, 09/02/18
52) The Anarchist Experience, episode 180
53) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 119
54) Anarcho Agenda, episode 80
55) AnarchoChristian, episode 17`
56) The Last Nighters, episode 35
57) The Bob Zadek Show, 09/02/18
58) Scott Adams Says, 09/02/18
59) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 08/31/18
60) Felony Friday, episode 139
61) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 10
62) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1230
63) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 255
64) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 240
65) Cato Daily Podcast, 08/31/18

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

1) Trump blasts Sessions over charges against GOP congressmen ahead of midterms
Source: Politico

“President Donald Trump on Monday attacked his Justice Department for indicting two Republican congressmen ahead of this fall’s midterm elections, admonishing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for potentially robbing the GOP of ‘two easy wins’ in November. ‘Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department,’ the president wrote on Twitter. ‘Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff.’ … Rep. Chris Collins of New York and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California — the first two lawmakers to endorse the president’s 2016 bid for the White House — were indicted last month. Both were in the middle of reelection campaigns in districts that are now considered competitive in a season where Republicans were already playing defense.” (09/03/18)

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/03/donald-trump-jeff-sessions-tweet-806298

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2) Myanmar: Regime court sentences Reuters reporters to seven years
Source: Yahoo! News

“A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, breached the colonial-era Official Secrets Act when they collected and obtained confidential documents. … The two reporters, who were investigating the killing by the security forces of Rohingya villagers at the time of their arrest, had pleaded not guilty.” (09/03/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/myanmar-judge-convicts-two-reuters-reporters-landmark-secrets-041333949.html

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3) Argentina: Regime imposes austerity measures in bid to stabilize peso
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Argentina has announced austerity measures in a bid to tackle the ’emergency’ created by the country’s currency crisis. In a televised address, President Mauricio Macri said Argentina could not keep spending more than it earned. Taxes on exports of some grains and other products will rise and ‘about half’ of the nation’s government ministries will be abolished. The government has not said which ministries will be closed or merged. Argentina is the biggest exporter of soy meal and soy oil and is also a big producer of corn, wheat and raw soybeans. From 1 January, those primary exports will be taxed four pesos for every dollar in value. Processed products will be taxed three pesos for every dollar in value.” (09/03/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45392362

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4) US State Department applauds Saudi war criminals’ admission of “mistakes” in Yemen murders
Source: The Hill

“The State Department on Sunday applauded the Saudi-led coalition’s admission that it made mistakes in conducting an airstrike in Yemen in which children were killed. ‘The United States regards the Saudi-led Coalition’s ‎announcement that it will review their rules of engagement, hold those at fault accountable, and compensate victims following the Joint Incident Assessment Team’s finding that last month’s Sa’ada air strikes lacked justification as an important first step toward full transparency and accountability,’ State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert wrote in a statement.” (09/02/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/international/404762-state-department-applauds-saudi-led-coalitions-admission-of-mistakes-in

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5) Afghanistan: US occupation troop killed
Source: CBS News

“A U.S. service member was killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the NATO mission in Afghanistan said. … The statement said the U.S. service member was the sixth American killed in Afghanistan this year. Neither service member was identified.” (09/03/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-service-member-killed-in-apparent-insider-attack-in-afghanistan-today-2018-09-03/

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6) As In-N-Out boycott plan flops, Dem party chief dines alone, GOP feasts
Source: Fox News

“California state Democrats are distancing themselves from the state party’s chief after he called for the boycott of a beloved burger chain after it donated cash to the state’s Republican Party. The political feud began last week when Eric Bauman, head of the California Democratic Party, called for the boycott of California-based In-N-Out over its $25,000 donation to the GOP. Bauman’s call soon became a headache for the party as it captured national headlines and gave ammunition to the GOP as the Democratic leader threatened to alienate the loyal customers of a wildly popular restaurant chain.” (09/03/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/03/as-in-n-out-boycott-plan-flops-dem-party-chief-dines-alone-gop-feasts.html

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7) UK: Sajid Javid threatens tech giants over online child sex abuse
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Home Secretary Sajid Javid has warned he will “not be afraid to take action” against tech giants if they do not help to tackle child sexual abuse online. Mr Javid said he was ‘demanding’ companies take ‘more measures’ — or face new legislation. He added that some sites were refusing to take online abuse seriously — and highlighted live-streaming of child abuse as a growing problem. Facebook, Google and Microsoft say they are committed to tackling the issue. Mr Javid said it was his ‘personal mission’ to tackle online child abuse, adding: ‘I’ve been impressed by the progress the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple have made on counter-terrorism. Now I want to see the same level of commitment from these companies and others for child sexual exploitation.’” (09/03/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45389937

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8) WI: $30 million poured into effort to energize young voters
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Democrats know who their voters are. They just have to figure out how to get them to the polls in November — and that’s where the puppies come in. Students returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus this summer were greeted by therapy dogs for petting. Those lured by the chance to ruffle a dog’s ears were then asked to register to vote — a ‘Pups to the Polls’ gimmick that was just one of several similar events being staged in 11 battleground states by the liberal group NextGen America. Young people tend to vote for Democrats, but they also tend stay away during midterm elections. It’s a perennial frustration for the party — one they are trying to overcome as they seek to take control of Congress.” (09/03/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/30-million-poured-into-effort-to-energize-young-13201415.php

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9) Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law after being accused of lesbian sex
Source: Raw Story

“Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, sparking outrage from activists at the ‘inhuman and degrading’ punishment. The women, dressed in white dresses and Muslim headscarves, were each given six strokes as they sat on stools in a sharia court, with one of them breaking down in tears. Campaigners said it was the first time women in Malaysia have been caned for violating a sharia regulation which forbids same-sex relations. They said the case highlights the worsening climate for gay people in the Muslim-majority country. The country operates a dual-track legal system. Islamic courts can handle religious and family matters for Muslim citizens, as well as cases such as adultery. The women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April by Islamic enforcement officers after they were found in a car in a public square in the northern state of Terengganu, one of the country’s most conservative areas.” [editor’s note: Not condoning this in any way, but proper public behavior, regardless of your preference, is “get a room” — SAT] (09/03/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/two-malaysian-women-caned-islamic-law-accused-lesbian-sex

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10) NV: Woman lay dead in Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive
Source: USA Today

“Locked away in a Nevada county jail for failing to take care of her traffic tickets, 27-year-old Kelly Coltrain asked to go to the hospital. Instead, as her condition worsened, she was handed a mop and told to clean up her own vomit. She died in her jail cell less than an hour later. Despite being in a video-monitored cell, Mineral County Sheriff’s deputies did not recognize that Coltrain had suffered an apparent seizure and had not moved for more than six hours. When a deputy finally entered her cell and couldn’t wake her, he did not call for medical assistance or attempt to resuscitate her. Coltrain lay dead in her cell until the next morning when state officials arrived to investigate.” (09/02/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/02/texas-woman-died-denied-treatment-jail/1182381002

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11) Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune
Source: Fox News

“Evidence for Planet Nine continues to mount, but there may be a good reason why scientists have yet to find it: it may be hiding. In October 2017, NASA released a statement saying that Planet Nine may be 20 times further from the Sun than Neptune is, going so far as to say ‘it is now harder to imagine our solar system without a Planet Nine than with one.’ But the reason it may not yet have been found is due to that same distance. At that distance, the equivalent, of 600 astronomical units (1 AU is defined as the distance between the Earth and the Sun, or approximately 93 million miles), it would be 160,000 times dimmer than Neptune is. Kevin Luhman, an astronomer at Pennsylvania State University, told the Washington Post that at 1,000 AU, it’s a ‘brick wall, basically,’ making any potential planet next to impossible to see using current technology. However, scientists believe the possibility of another planet, one which may have ’10 times the mass of Earth,’ does indeed exist.” (09/03/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/09/03/planet-nine-may-exist-but-it-might-be-hiding-behind-neptune.html

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12) Omarosa Manigault Newman wandered around the White House taping “nearly every conversation she had” on her personal cell phone
Source: Aol News

“The methodology behind former Presidential aide Omarosa Manigault Newman internal surveillance operation has been revealed — she hit record on her personal cell phone and walked into White House meetings. Those taped meetings includes at least one sit-down in the Situation Room, where she was fired by chief of staff John Kelly. Axios.com reports that the former reality TV star, whom President Trump hired and fired four times, carried both a government issued cell phone and a personal one while in the West Wing. According to an Axios source, she would sometimes put her work phone on speaker mode when chatting with administration associates, then record those conversation with her personal phone. The report claims that Manigault Newman taped ‘nearly every conversation she had while working in the White House,’ which includes talks with ‘all of the Trumps.’” (09/03/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/09/03/omarosa-manigault-newman-wandered-around-the-white-house-taping-nearly-every-conversation-she-had-on-her-personal-cell-phone/23515136/

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13) US regime accuses Chinese regime of using fake LinkedIn accounts to hire potential American spies
Source: The New Indian Express [India]

“The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down. William Evanina, the U.S.counter-intelligence chief, told Reuters in an interview that intelligence and law enforcement officials have told LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft Corp., about China’s ‘super aggressive’ efforts on the site. He said the Chinese campaign includes contacting thousands of LinkedIn members at a time, but he declined to say how many fake accounts U.S. intelligence had discovered, how many Americans may have been contacted and how much success China has had in the recruitment drive.” (09/01/18)

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/sep/01/us-accuses-china-of-using-fake-linkedin-accounts-to-hire-potential-american-spies-1866147.html

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14) Pentagon cancels US $300 million in aid to Pakistan regime over record on militants
Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“The US military said it has made a final decision to cancel US$300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties. The Coalition Support Funds were part of a broader suspension in aid to Pakistan announced by President Donald Trump at the start of the year, when he accused Pakistan of rewarding past help with ‘nothing but lies & deceit.’ The Trump administration says Islamabad is granting safe haven to insurgents who are waging a 17-year-old war in neighbouring Afghanistan, a charge Pakistan denies.” (09/02/18)

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2162381/pentagon-cancels-us300-million-aid-pakistan-over-record

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15) KS: High court rules grand jury must be convened to investigate Kobach
Source: Los Angeles Times

“A grand jury must be convened to investigate whether Republican gubernatorial candidate and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach intentionally failed to register voters in 2016, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled. The court’s one-page opinion offered no explanation behind the ruling, which addressed Kobach’s appeal of a lower court’s order to summon the grand jury, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The high court’s ruling, released Friday, stemmed from a petition first filed in 2016 by Steven Davis, a Lawrence resident who accused Kobach of intentionally choosing not to process online voter registrations and preventing qualified residents from voting in the 2016 election.” (09/01/18)

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-kansas-kobach-20180901-story.html

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16) MO: Hawley hopes to use duck boat sinking victims’ graves as stepping stones to US Senate
Source: CNN

“Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing the owners and operators of a duck boat that sank and killed 17 people, saying they had been aware of safety hazards but their ‘own profits’ were their priority. A Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel capsized and sank July 19 on a lake near Branson, Missouri, as a severe thunderstorm whipped up intense winds and waves. The victims, aged 1 to 76, were not wearing life jackets, officials said. In a lawsuit filed Friday under the state’s consumer protection law, Hawley asked a Taney County circuit court judge to keep Ripley Entertainment and Branson Duck Vehicles LLC from operating the duck boats statewide.” (09/01/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/01/us/missouri-duck-boat-attorney-general-lawsuit/index.html

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17) Somalia: Suicide bomb attack hits school and offices in Mogadishu
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“At least six people were killed in a bombing of a local government office building in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, officials say. The suicide attack on Sunday destroyed the building, causing a nearby school to collapse. Plumes of smoke were seen rising from the scene. … The armed group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, which shattered a period of calm in the seaside capital. The al-Qaeda-linked group is fighting to overthrow the UN-backed government in Mogadishu.” (09/02/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/deadly-suicide-blast-hits-somalia-mogadishu-180902073922769.html

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18) NM: Feds abduct five for exercising constitutionally guaranteed rights
Source: New York Post

“The FBI on Friday arrested five former residents of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico on firearms and conspiracy charges as local prosecutors dropped charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy at the property. … The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque said [Jany] Leveille has been charged with being an alien unlawfully [sic] in possession of firearms and ammunition. The other four people are charged with conspiring with Leveille.” (08/31/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/08/31/fbi-arrests-5-from-new-mexico-compound-on-firearms-charges/

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19) Papadopoulos says Sessions supported Putin campaign meeting, asks for most lenient sentence
Source: CNN

“Convicted former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has publicly contradicted Attorney General Jeff Sessions'[s] sworn testimony to Congress, saying both Sessions and Donald Trump apparently supported his proposal that Trump meet with Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign, according to a court filing late Friday night. ‘While some in the room rebuffed George’s offer, Mr. Trump nodded with approval and deferred to Mr. Sessions who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it. …’ Papadopoulos'[s] lawyers wrote in a court filing Friday. Papadopoulos'[s] legal team said that he has shared with special counsel Robert Mueller his recollections of the March 31, 2016, meeting Sessions, when asked about that meeting under oath, said that he ‘pushed back’ on the idea of the Putin summit. … The new description came in a criminal sentencing request Papadopoulos’ legal team filed to a federal judge late Friday night — the same day a lobbyist for Ukrainians admitted in court to criminal obstruction when he lied to Congress, and amid the President’s intensifying public feud with Sessions.” (09/01/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/01/politics/papadopoulos-sessions-putin-campaign-meeting/index.html

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20) CA: Police kill “ER” actor during “welfare check”
Source: Yahoo! News

“Vanessa Marquez, a series regular actress on NBC’s hit drama ‘ER’ from 1994-1997, was shot and killed by a South Pasadena PD officer during a welfare check early Thursday afternoon. She was 49. During the welfare check at the 1100 Block of Fremont Avenue, Marquez was having seizures and possibly suffering from mental health issues, Lieutenant Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau told TheWrap. After more than 90 minutes of officers trying to convince an uncooperative Marquez to seek care, Mendoza says the actress and South Pasadena resident pulled out a weapon and pointed it at police officers. Though it was later identified to be a BB gun, Mendoza said it was a replica of a semi-automatic handgun, and police believed the weapon to be a real firearm. An officer or officers shot Mendoza, who was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.” [editor’s note: If police are going to conduct “welfare checks” at all, they should be required to do so unarmed, and the checks should go like this … “You OK? You need any help?” “I’m fine, go away.” “OK, have a nice day!” — TLK] (08/31/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/er-actress-vanessa-marquez-shot-170045762.html

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

21) The dark side of crypto entrepreneurship
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey a Tucker

“I don’t regard the presence of scams in the crypto industry as discrediting of the technology. It’s the opposite. Scamsters represent the dark side of entrepreneurship. They go where the money is, the money tends to follow the newest coolest thing. Think of the railroad industry in the 1870s. Scams were everywhere: stock fraud, theft, embezzlement, swindles, cons, and rackets of all sorts. And, yes, political scandals. They follow every new technology. Sometimes it is hard to tell the real thing from the fake one. Bitcoin and crypto in general are especially susceptible to shady operations. People assume two things about this sector: 1) it is too hard for normal people to understand, and 2) if you are not in, you are missing out. This is a perfect opportunity for the con man! How can we recognize them? It’s not always easy. But there are certain patterns we’ve seen again and again.” (09/03/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/dark-side-crypto-entrepreneurship

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22) Five questions for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Source: Reason
by Damon Root

“The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings this week on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, 53, is a respected federal judge with many admirers in conservative legal circles. But there are still a number of unanswered questions when it comes to his jurisprudence. Here are five matters that I would like to hear Kavanaugh address as he faces the Senate Judiciary Committee in the coming days.” (09/03/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/03/5-questions-for-scotus-nominee-brett-kav

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23) The United States should diplomatically recognize Liberland
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Elijah Henry

“In my previous article on Foreign Policy, I discussed normative U.S. foreign policy in the context of the Constitution. In this article, I focus on a particular aspect of U.S. foreign policy when I posit that the U.S. should recognize Liberland diplomatically. I’ll briefly summarize the history of Liberland for those who are unfamiliar with this nascent state.” (09/03/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/foreign-policy-ii-the-united-states-should-diplomatically-recognize-liberland

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24) Quantum Vibe, 09/03/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (09/03/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1842

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25) Why governments censor Instagram and how you can get around it
Source: The Daily Liberator
by Jack Warner

“Since its launch, Instagram has become increasingly popular, nearing a billion monthly active users. Much loved for its users sharing their photos and videos on their devices, Instagram and its popularity will likely only grow in the coming years. However, while Instagram is easily accessible in the United Kingdom, this is not true among those outside the democratic West. Authoritarian regimes around the world censor access to various social media platforms and Instagram is one of primary examples. In this article, we will look at three forms of censorship used by different authoritarian regimes globally.” (08/31/18)

https://www.thedailyliberator.com/why-governments-censor-instagram-and-how-you-can-get-around-it/

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26) Trump shows voters care more about policies than character
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
by Debra Saunders

“Former President Jimmy Carter lives in a two-bedroom ranch house in Plains, Georgia, assessed at $167,000, The Washington Post recently reported. And unlike former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, he chose not to join corporate boards or deliver six-figure speeches because he didn’t want to ‘capitalize financially on being in the White House.’ Carter is such a saint that he has devoted his post White House years to building 4,300 homes for Habitat for Humanity. In office, he showed himself to be a man of the people when he urged Americans to turn down their thermostats to 65 degrees on winter days — and ordered that the White House adhere to that standard. Still, Americans voted to send Carter back to Plains after one term in office. American voters rejected a man who they believed brought them an energy crisis and a dismal economy. President Donald Trump is not likely to spend his years after the Oval Office sawing lumber for modest homes in Third World countries. But he has overseen a vibrant economy and brought about a strut in the step of blue-collar Trump voters. And that’s what matters most to voters.” (08/31/18)

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/debra-saunders/trump-shows-voters-care-more-about-policies-than-character-analysis

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27) STOP. HUMANIZING. WAR CRIMINALS.
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“As of this writing, a tweet by disgraced Broadway fraud convict Roland Scahill has 90 thousand shares and 362 thousand likes, which if you’re not used to Twitter is a ridiculously high amount that nobody generally hits. The tweet features nothing but four seconds of video footage from the John McCain funeral, and the caption ‘George W. Bush sneaking a piece of candy to Michelle Obama is warming my heart.’ That’s it. That’s all it took to win Twitter for the day. … A war criminal giving a piece of candy to the wife of another war criminal at the funeral of a war criminal is all it took to get mainstream American brains gushing with dopamine and oxytocin. … The … million Iraqis killed under Bush, the unfathomable humanitarian disasters created in Libya and Syria under Obama, all the devastation created in all the military interventions McCain helped push for, all of that is so peripheral and distant in American consciousness that it can be dismissed with a wave of the hand and a piece of fucking candy.” (09/02/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/09/02/stop-humanizing-war-criminals

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28) How to save the Catholic Church
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“When the pope is given a cool, even combative, welcome in the Republic of Ireland, the Roman Catholic Church is in trouble. The country had been (from its founding as the Irish Free State in the early 1920s after a violent break with the United Kingdom) deeply influenced by Catholic teaching in the framing of its laws and the management of its institutions. It is now solidly secular, and it has a list of hard questions to put to the Church. When Pope John Paul II visited Ireland in 1979, over 1 million people gathered to see him in Dublin’s Phoenix Park alone. Last week, in the same park, Pope Francis attracted an estimated 130,000 pilgrims, while demonstrators a few miles away angrily denounced him for doing too little to address — and blamed the Church in Ireland for perpetrating and covering up — abuses in chapels, Church-run care homes and Catholic orphanages. The demonstration, attended by some of those who were abused as children, was organised by Colm O’Gorman, raped by a priest as an adolescent only a year and a half after John Paul’s 1979 visit.” (08/31/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-ireland-commentary/commentary-how-to-save-the-catholic-church-idUSKCN1LG2IN

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29) The Russia investigation after Jeff Sessions
Source: The New Republic
by Matt Ford

“It’s virtually certain that President Donald Trump will fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions by the end of the year. In an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday, the president said he wouldn’t replace the former Alabama senator before the midterm elections–a tacit admission that it would be too politically damaging to do it any sooner. ‘I just would love to have him do a great job,’ Trump said. ‘I do question what Jeff is doing.’ The White House will likely contrive a rationale to oust Sessions, perhaps by (rightly) blaming him for the family-separation immigration crisis. But the real reason for his eventual removal is obvious and irrefutable: Trump sees two federal criminal investigations–one led by special counsel Robert Mueller in Washington, the other by career prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan–as a dire threat to him and his inner circle. The sense of anxiety and paranoia that radiates from the president’s Twitter feed only grew after Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney, implicated Trump in campaign-finance crimes earlier this month.” (08/31/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/150987/russia-investigation-trump-fires-jeff-sessions

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30) Libertarian lessons: Property rights
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Scott McPherson

“Borrowing heavily from the Whig philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all of us have the right to our lives, to our liberty, and to the pursuit of happiness. Less than a century earlier, Locke had offered a similar theme, with a slight difference: He stated that we have a right to our property. Jefferson’s alteration was not a rejection or diminution but rather an enhancement of Locke’s earlier proclamation, by subsuming property rights in the broader category of pursuing happiness. Private property is critical if individuals are to be free and happy.” (08/31/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/libertarian-lessons-property-rights/

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31) Public sector unions need to serve their members, not the Democratic Party
Source: USA Today
by Andrew Cline

“Public sector unions can serve either their members or the Democratic Party, not both. On a Labor Day weekend more than two months after a stinging Supreme Court defeat, it isn’t clear that their leaders realize this yet. The court ruled in Janus vs. AFSCME in June that public employees could not be compelled against their will [sic] to pay union ‘agency fees.’ For decades, nonunion public employees in many states were forced [sic] to pay these fees to unions on the theory that every public employee benefited from the union’s work. Had unions exclusively engaged in activities that clearly benefited all employees, this arrangement might have gone unchallenged. But over the years, public sector unions in the United States have become thoroughly politicized. They endorse, campaign for, and fund Democratic politicians. They advocate for the endless growth and expansion of government. And they vigorously fight efforts to control government spending or make government more accountable to the people.” (08/31/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/08/31/public-sector-unions-must-end-democratic-activism-serve-members-column/796326002

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32) Learning the Fourth Amendment … from Mom
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Rory Margraf

“While most unconstitutional searches may make us think of stop-and frisk in the state of New York, now rated the 50th freest in the nation (out of, yes, fifty), it seems that many citizens are allowing officers and other authorities to search their persons or property by simply giving them permission. It is a desire to appease those possessing the authority of the state, an eagerness to avoid ‘making trouble.’ Those who do decline may find themselves on YouTube, being placed in handcuffs for resisting arrest. Oddly enough, it is possible to be charged with such an offense without actually having been under arrest to begin with. Understanding our rights under the law is tantamount in a free society, a lesson I learned from my mother.” (09/03/18)

https://fee.org/articles/learning-the-fourth-amendment-from-mom/

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33) Neutral no more: Can the Supreme Court survive an era of extreme partisanship?
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Peter Grier

“On February 23, 1857, Supreme Court Justice Robert Cooper Grier (my multi-great granduncle) wrote President-elect James Buchanan one of the most infamous letters in the history of American jurisprudence. In it, Justice Grier outlined for the incoming US chief executive the decision reached by the court in Dred Scott v. Sandford, a case in which an African-American slave had sued for his freedom on the grounds that he had lived for years in regions of the country where slavery was illegal. Mr. Buchanan had been meddling in the case for some time. Via another justice who was a close friend, he was pushing for a broad decision that might legitimize slavery and, he thought, end the national uproar over the issue for good. Grier was a key lobbying target. He was a Pennsylvanian and, like Buchanan, a Democrat. If Grier voted to deny Mr. Scott his freedom, the decision would appear less sectional, Buchanan thought. Grier agreed.” (08/31/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2018/0831/Neutral-no-more-Can-the-Supreme-Court-survive-an-era-of-extreme-partisanship

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34) How to support striking prisoners
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Logan Marie Glitterbomb

“Aside from solidarity actions such as banner drops, leafleting, business boycotts, divestment campaigns, noise demos, and other forms of solidarity protest, we can also provide much needed resources behind the scenes. Write letters to striking prisoners, coordinate and participate in phone zaps, and support the strike fund.” (09/01/18)

https://c4ss.org/content/51255

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35) Who’s afraid of Comrade Hermit?
Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“I’ll never understand this, alleged radicals who devote themselves to political liberty somehow justify artistic tyranny? The peace loving ex-hippies who evolved from sticking daisies in the barrels of rifles to editing major alternative news sources want everyone to fucking write the same. There is no room for forms of expression that deviate from the company line of stale, detached, masculine, editorial order. Who the hell do these people think they are? You’re all for pot, pussy, and peace but my deadly I, I, I’s are a bridge too far into chaos?” (09/03/18)

http://exileinhappyvalley.blogspot.com/2018/09/whos-afraid-of-comrade-hermit.html

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36) A hole in the bottom of the KFC
Source: Town Hall
by Paul Jacob

“In the fourth season of Showtime’s Weeds, drug smugglers use a tunnel connecting border towns in California and Mexico, with the American side of the tunnel opening up under a maternity shop. Yet when a drug-smuggling tunnel was found, last month, connecting a defunct Arizona KFC to a home in Mexico, all the references seemed to be to AMC’s Breaking Bad. I guess what stuck out in most people’s minds was the chicken. KFC is a fast-food chicken joint. And, in Breaking Bad, the show’s fictional crystal meth operation was run under umbrella of Los Pollos Hermanos, a southwest fast-food chicken franchise run by an evil mastermind. No tunnels, just chicken.” (08/31/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/pauljacob/2018/09/02/a-hole-in-the-bottom-of-the-kfc-n2515142

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37) The crypto revolution will not be centralized
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“Revolutions generally occur when two circumstances converge. State and society are in raw opposition on issues upon which there is no compromise; and the state can no longer contain dissent. Modern states and central banks have pushed the exploitation of average people too far. It is not merely that people are refusing to assist in the looting of their own wealth, it is also that financial systems are in one stage or another of collapse. Cryptocurrency provides an escape route for people to take back their own financial power. It also confronts the state with dissent that cannot be controlled.” (09/01/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-the-crypto-revolution-will-not-be-centralized/

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38) We have seen the algorithm and it is us.
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Rick Weber

“The core assumption of economics is that people tend to do the thing that makes sense from their own perspective. Whatever utility function people are maximizing, it’s reasonable to assume (absent compelling arguments to the contrary) that a) they’re trying to get what they want, and b) they’re trying their best given what they know. Which is to say: what people do is a function of their preferences and priors. Politicians (and other marketers) know this; the political battle for hearts and minds is older than history. Where it gets timely is the role algorithms play in the Facebookification of politics.” (09/03/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/09/03/we-have-seen-the-algorithm-and-it-is-us/

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39) Taming the regulatory state: It’s a constitutional imperative
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Todd Gaziano

“According to one Mercatus Center study, each of us must obey over 1 million regulatory dictates, vastly more than the statutes written by our elected lawmakers in Congress. But the sheer number is not the only, or even the worst, problem. The more troubling issue is the unconstitutional nature of the federal rulemaking and regulatory enforcement process. This process makes regulations more onerous, numerous, and inflexible — and their enforcement more arbitrary and unreasonable — than if constitutional principles were followed. It’s time to tame the regulatory state. Happily, an exciting constitutional revival is underway that could help return all three branches of government back to the lawful constitutional order. Progress is being made, but completing this constitutional project will require long-term efforts.” (08/31/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/taming-regulatory-state

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40) Now we know: “The resistance” is the establishment
Source: spiked
by Brendan O’Neill

“So now we know what ‘the resistance’ really is. It’s the establishment. It’s the old political order. It’s that late 20th-century political set, those out-of-touch managerial elites, who still cannot believe the electorate rejected them. That is the take-home message of the bizarre political spectacle that was the burial of John McCain, where this neocon in life has been transformed into a resistance leader in death: that while the anti-Trump movement might doll itself up as rebellious, and even borrow its name from those who resisted fascism in Europe in the mid 20th-century, in truth it is primarily about restoring the apparently cool, expert-driven rule of the old elites over what is viewed as the chaos of the populist Trump / Brexit era. The response to McCain’s death has bordered on the surreal. The strangest aspect has been the self-conscious rebranding of McCain as a searing rebel.” (09/03/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/now-we-know-the-resistance-is-the-establishment/

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41) Children’s world
Source: The Honest Courtesan
by Maggie McNeill

“Up until the nineteenth century in the West (and much later in most of the world), people understood that the point of childhood was to prepare for adulthood. … And yet nowadays, we have artificially extended childhood not just past puberty, but in some ways into the third decade of life; people who though most of human history would’ve been working in a profession, been married, and even held positions of responsibility are now un-ironically referred to and treated as ‘children.’ The confusion between the biological reality of childhood and the increasingly-extended legal concept is so profound that many people quite seriously label sex between someone over 18 and a 17-year-old young adult (above the age of consent in over 80% of the world) as ‘child rape,’ as though the 17 year old were actually (rather than just statutorily) a complete incompetent who might as well be 4 for all the rights she has.” (09/03/18)

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/childrens-world/

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42) Why is Planned Parenthood endorsing a white man (with a shaky record) over a pro-choice black woman?
Source: In These Times
by Mekdes Maryam Amare

“The Democratic primary for a Delaware Senate seat this year is showcasing the sharp divide in the party. Incumbent Tom Carper, a pro-corporate white male centrist with a track record of anti-choice votes faces a challenge from Kerri Evelyn Harris, a Black woman and antiwar Air Force veteran with working-class roots and a transformative progressive agenda. The Democratic Party establishment has rallied around Carper. He’s received endorsements from Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and the Delaware Democratic Party. The Delaware AFL-CIO also backs Carper, despite his support for anti-worker trade deals like CAFTA and the TPP. So does the League of Conservation Voters, although he voted for the Keystone Pipeline four times and to confirm Rick Perry, Trump’s scandal-tainted pick for energy secretary. But perhaps the most surprising endorsement of Carper has been from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political action committee of the nonprofit Planned Parenthood Federation of America.” (09/01/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21402/planned-parenthood-endorsing-thomas-carper-over-kerri-evelyn-harris

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43) Distribution in markets is always just
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Michael Munger

“Many modern political controversies are often not about production as such but the distribution of what is produced. To whom does the value of what has yet to exist belong? What’s more, how are we to enforce that judgment once it is made, without letting the enforcer change the agreement on its own?” (08/31/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/distribution-markets-always-just

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44) Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Dave Benner

“When we discuss the evolution of presidential power in early American history, it is sometimes alleged that the Louisiana Purchase was a particularly unconstitutional act and an example of presidential malfeasance. According to this line of reasoning, President Thomas Jefferson expanded the bounds of the presidency and betrayed his republican inclinations by favoring desired outcomes over executive restraint. Those that express this viewpoint often bolster their claim by pointing to Jefferson’s own outlook, which held that the Louisiana Purchase was impermissible short of a constitutional amendment. But was the Louisiana Purchase truly unconstitutional?” (09/01/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/09/01/thomas-jefferson-and-the-louisiana-purchase/

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45) The fear of being labeled a conspiracy theorist
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“One of the CIA’s most successful propaganda campaigns in its 70-year history has been its use of the term ‘conspiracy theorist’ or ‘conspiracy theory’ to disparage anyone who dares to question the official narrative of the Kennedy assassination. The campaign has worked brilliantly. Today American society is filled with people who have a deeply seated fear of being labeled a conspiracy theorist. The fear is almost as big as the fear that people had of being labeled a communist during the Cold War.” (08/31/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/08/31/the-fear-of-being-labeled-a-conspiracy-theorist/

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46) Love it or leave it … if you can
Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“Love it or leave it is a common phrase used by nationalistic Americans who would rather tell people who criticize their beloved country to get the fuck out than acknowledge its imperfection. What these individuals don’t stop to consider is that getting out isn’t necessarily easy and it’s becoming more difficult everyday …. This is another sign of something that nationalists often fail to acknowledge, the United States is a police state. Controlling passports and other forms of travel papers has been a beloved strategy of tyrannical regimes to keep people from fleeing to greener pastures.” (08/31/18)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2018/08/31/love-it-or-leave-it-if-you-can/

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47) Prohibition on steroids
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“When we hear ‘prohibition’ we immediately think of the 1920s-1930s alcohol fiasco, or the failed War on Some Drugs, especially on cannabis. But there are two ways to have ‘prohibition.’ Yes, the traditional method is to just outlaw the product. (As Federal Nazgul and a whole bunch of states are trying to do with 3D-printed guns and many Tranzis want for ALL firearms (in private hands other than their own, of course).) But the other way is often more effective (and sly). Tax them out of existence.” (09/01/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/09/01/prohibition-on-steroids/

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48) With Trump, there’s smoke and sometimes fire
Source: The American Conservative
by Ross Marchand

“For vacationers eyeing Southeastern states for sun and waves, the advice given for an incoming hurricane is simple: stay away. Similar advice can be doled out to those driven to the internet during a tweetstorm by President Donald Trump. For the past couple of years, a pattern emerges following the president’s urge to tweet about a seeming hodgepodge of issues: think post office reform, water markets, or South African land seizures. In the 24 hours following one of his hyperbolic missives, the denizens and self-appointed fact-checkers of the World Wide Web become experts on the topic chosen by the commander-in-chief, and an avalanche of rebuttals follow. Yet, very few fact-check the fact-checkers. By and large, the best that Trump’s supporters can muster are typical reactionary snark.” (08/31/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/with-trump-theres-smoke-and-sometimes-fire/

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49) Economic armaments and China’s global ambitions
Source: Cobden Centre
by Dr. Richard M Ebeling

“The world continues to move in potentially dangerous directions. A leading component of this threat is the use of economic armaments by governments to gain political and market advantages in their foreign relations with other countries. Among the leading participants in the use of such economic armaments is the government of China. First, what are ‘economic armaments?’ In the 1930s, the term was used in reference to attempts for economic self-sufficiency. … Clearly, today, there are few, if any, proponents of economic nationalism who propose that their respective nations follow a policy of national self-sufficiency. Fortunately, that economic irrationality has not yet experienced a rebirth. But, nonetheless, governments do attempt to use various economic policy tools — economic weapons — to attain what they consider political and economic advantages for their own nation at the expense of their global rivals.” (08/31/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/08/economic-armaments-and-chinas-global-ambitions/

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50) That silly cars/guns analogy again
Source: The Zelman Partisans
by Carl Bussjaeger

“This time from Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. ‘What if guns were regulated like cars? To increase child safety, AAP president calls for public health approach … What if, she asked, ‘guns were regulated like cars?” Excellent idea. I love it when victim disarmers make that comparison. Felons and those adjudicated mental deficient could lawfully own guns. No more ex post facto losing your rights because of a decades-old misdemeanor. Fingerprints and criminal background checks would be gone. Minors could buy guns. 16 year-olds could get CCW licenses. You wouldn’t need a license or insurance so long as you didn’t fire your gun in the street. ‘Tank capacity’ magazine limits would be a thing of the past. NFA restrictions eliminated (though, like racing stock cars, they probably would not be allowed on the road). Other than those non-street-legal machineguns, we could have suppressors on our guns; they’d be mandated, just like car mufflers.” (08/31/18)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=5450

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51) Free Talk Live, 09/02/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“US does NOT lead the world in mass shootings :: gun ownership :: School Boards :: Mark the geography douche :: Lab grown meat :: Crypto-currency :: surveillance state :: Mark and Darryl.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/02/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-09-02

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52) The Anarchist Experience, episode 180
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“We discuss where we’re currently at on the spectrum of government, how the individual can move themselves along that spectrum, what causes anarchism to begin with, and why Statists have such cognitive dissonance when it comes to stealing from others.” [various formats] (09/02/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/09/02/the-anarchist-experience-180/

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53) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 119
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“School Non-shootings, Murray Sabrin, Utah Marijuana, NJ Marijuana, Conference Video.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/02/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/september/02/five-minutes-five-issues-school-non-shootings-murray-sabrin-utah-marijuana-nj-marijuana-conference-video/

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54) Anarcho Agenda, episode 80
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“I discuss my New Hampshire trip, and talk about a coalition in Utah seeking supposed safer medical marijuana, plus much more.” [various formats] (09/02/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-80-2018-09-02

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55) AnarchoChristian, episode 17
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Calvinism has a reputation of being divisive, but its led to some events much larger than just arguing over doctrine online. Even if you do not consider yourself Reformed, I think you’ll enjoy this walk through history, as we take a look at Calvinism’s role from the reformation to the American revolution, and touch on some key doctrine within Calvinism that inspired it.” [various formats] (09/01/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/calvinism-and-liberty-ac017/

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56) The Last Nighters, episode 35
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Back to school, back to school, to show my dad that I’m not a fool. Oh wait, this isn’t Billy Madison, this is the real world! We talk about the documentary SCHOOLING THE WORLD that identifies many of the symptoms of the harms of government schooling; but misdiagnoses the causes and thus the prescriptions are misguided. We bring on a special guest who was a former teacher and is now a powerful advocate for liberty, Jack V Lloyd of the Voluntaryist Comic and many other projects.” [Flash audio] (09/02/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/the-last-nighters-episode-35-schooling-the-world/

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57) The Bob Zadek Show, 09/02/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“In 2006, while serving as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, Allen H. Loughry authored a book titled, Don’t Buy Another Vote, I Won’t Pay for a Landslide: The Sordid And Continuing History of Political Corruption in West Virginia. Six years later, he was elected by the people of West Virginia as a justice on the same court, and on January 1, 2017, he became Chief Justice. On June 20, 2018, Loughry was impeached by the West Virginia House for mind-boggling corruption of his own. Today, he is ‘living history’ — facing impeachment and up to 390 years in prison. … Laurie Lin joined the show to break down this amusing true tale of corruption, treachery, and political intrigue.” [various formats] (09/02/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/8/30/the-curious-case-of-the-32000couch

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58) Scott Adams Says, 09/02/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about how President Trump became the main theme of McCain’s funeral. And coffee.” [Flash video] (09/02/18)

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yoJMVVwQolxQ

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59) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 08/31/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“For the vast majority of people, wages have been stagnant since the 1970s. What happened in 1971? Well, that was the year that the U.S. dropped what was left of the gold standard. The major beneficiaries of that fateful decision have been the politically-connected and crony 1%.” [Flash video] (08/31/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/the-fed-has-created-stagnant-wages-in-an-age-of-plenty

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60) Felony Friday, episode 139
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Today on Felony Friday Weldon Angelos joins John to share his incredible story! In the 90s Weldon launched a successful music career that brought him nationwide recognition. He founded the rap label Extravagant Records and was considered an ‘up and coming’ entrepreneur in the industry. He wrote and produced songs with many acclaimed artists, including Snoop Dogg. Then in May and June 2002, Salt Lake City police set up a series of controlled marijuana buys from Weldon.” [various formats] (08/31/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/08/31/rap-community-on-trial-the-weldon-angelos-story/

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61) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 10
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Renowned economics and Professor Walter Block joins Johnny Rocket and Raylene for a great conversation about sociobiology, the benefits of privatization, and how ‘it’s all the government’s fault.’ His charming storytelling and way of breaking down the world we live in is unique and informative, and touches even on his relationship with Murray Rothbard.” [Flash audio] (08/31/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/blast-off-with-johnny-rocket-episode-10-privatize-it-w-walter-block/

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62) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1230
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“I’ve got a bunch of listeners who have some questions on economics that they feel like they should know the answers to, so they feel funny asking. In this episode we take some economics 101 questions and answer them at last.” [various formats] (08/31/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1230-questions-on-economics-youre-embarrassed-to-ask/

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63) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 255
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Matthew J. Moore discusses how Buddhism may align with libertarian tendencies; most importantly the need to think for yourself.” [various formats] (08/31/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/podcasts/free-thoughts/was-buddha-libertarian-matthew-j-moore

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64) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 240
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #240, I break down false and misleading information on Russiagate and North Korea. I discuss an article by Gareth Porter that debunks the claim that Russia hacked 21 state voter registration sites. Recent reporting on North Korea suggested that Donald Trump canceled a meeting with North Korea after reading a “belligerent” letter from Kim Jong Un. I review an article by Justin Raimondo that argues the truth is nuanced and the Trump/Un relationship is as bad as it may seem.” [various formats] (08/31/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-240-fake-news-on-russiagate-north-korea

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65) Cato Daily Podcast, 08/31/18
Source: Cato Institute

“When courts demand testimony, a large exception is carved out for attorneys representing their clients. What breaks that privilege? Paul Rosenzweig of the R Street Institute comments on the case of Donald Trump and Michael Cohen.” [various formats] (08/31/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/attorney-client-privilege-crime-fraud-exception

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