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Volume XVI, Issue #4,052
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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In the News:

1) “TREASON?” NYT op-ed completely unhinges Trump
2) South Korean envoys meet Kim in North to prepare for third summit
3) Dems press Kavanaugh on abortion, Kozinski harassment allegations in second day of raucous hearings
4) Russian space chief: Space station leak could have been sabotage
5) US court: Homeless people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping on streets
6) California’s legal cannabis delivery services threatened by police
7) MEGA Chrome extension compromised to steal users’ Monero
8) Half of Facebook users say they don’t understand how news feed works
9) $400k in GoFundMe cash for homeless vet is gone, lawyer claims
10) FCC chairman Ajit Pai calls for “transparency” from tech giants
11) FL: Seventeen arrested for seeking sex with adult cops and/or people who don’t actually exist
12) How refusing to give police your Facebook password can lead to prison
13) Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt
14) UK: Regime names two Russians as suspects in alleged Skripal attack
15) FTC, states target bogus veterans’ charities in new crackdown
16) CDC: “Do not eat” Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal
17) Levi Strauss sides with victim disarmament lobby against customers
18) Pompeo in Pakistan for “reset” talks with PM Khan
19) Court: Current North Carolina map can be used for November elections
20) Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) A world of ingratitude
22) I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration
23) If you don’t hate the government you’re not paying attention
24) Enough problems without government
25) John McCain combined bombing with wishful thinking; we should learn from his mistakes
26) Murray Rothbard’s black nationalism
27) A guide to answering ten commonly asked questions on immigration
28) Judging Kavanaugh
29) The good guys are winning this
30) Democrats’ Kavanaugh tantrums are an embarrassment
31) A look at pay for federal employees compared to their private sector counterparts
32) Four alternatives to Shapeshift
33) For Democrats, the left, not the mainstream, in control of 2020
34) Renew New START
35) Trump isn’t winning in Afghanistan
36) Trans-partisan Plan #1: Addressing man-made global warming with a plan that could be supported by both Democrats and Republicans
37) Psychic Nikki Haley: If there is a future chemical weapons attack, Assad did it
38) Pulling it off
39) Does the NHS expand to absorb the funding available?
40) Quantum Vibe, 09/05/18
41) How to recognize a plutocracy: The dead giveaway
42) Why the American establishment has lost credibility
43) Vetting Kavanaugh according to the Constitution
44) The Country Club: What does nationalism mean in a contested state?
45) Divergent — the breakdown of stock market correlations, temp or perm?
46) Janet Reno’s last victim
47) Ayanna Pressley wins a fight for the soul [sic] of the Democratic Party
48) Modern American cult of death
49) What if the US had trade and immigration controls?
50) Just asking

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 09/05/18
52) The Libertarian Angle, 09/05/18
53) Scott Adams Says, 09/05/18
54) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 102
55) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 12
56) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 242
57) Free Talk Live, 09/04/18
58) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/04/18
59) Candidates of Liberty, episode 4
60) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1232

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

1) “TREASON?” NYT op-ed completely unhinges Trump
Source: Chicago Tribune

“In a striking anonymous broadside, a[n alleged] senior Trump administration official wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday claiming to be part of a group of people ‘working diligently from within’ to impede President Donald Trump’s ‘worst inclinations’ and ill-conceived parts of his agenda. Trump said it was a ‘gutless editorial’ and ‘really a disgrace,’ and his press secretary called on the official to resign. Later, Trump tweeted: ‘TREASON?’ Trump has called on the Times to turn senior official who wrote critical ‘resistance’ op-ed ‘over to government at once!’” [editor’s note: They left out the reason he gave the NYT to turn the writer over — for, get this, “National Security purposes.” On the not quite so batshit insane side, he did suggest that maybe NYT just invented the source from whole cloth and wrote the thing themselves, which seems quite plausible – TLK] (09/05/18)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-new-york-times-trump-resistance-20180905-story.html#

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2) South Korean envoys meet Kim in North to prepare for third summit
Source: Reuters

“South Korea said its envoys met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Wednesday to prepare for a third inter-Korean summit later this month, with hopes of putting momentum back into stalled talks between the North and the United States on denuclearization. … The United States wants North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons without condition. North Korea has said in previous, failed talks years ago that it could consider giving up its nuclear arsenal if the United States provided security guarantees by removing its troops from South Korea and withdrew its so-called nuclear umbrella of deterrence from South Korea and Japan.” (09/04/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-usa-iran/trump-to-chair-u-n-security-council-meeting-on-iran-idUSKCN1LK2CF

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3) Dems press Kavanaugh on abortion, Kozinski harassment allegations in second day of raucous hearings
Source: Fox News

“Senate Democrats aggressively questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh about his previous rulings on abortion, executive power, and gun rights on Wednesday, the second day of confirmation hearings marked by persistent interruptions from protesters and thinly veiled suggestions that the Supreme Court nominee was not being entirely forthcoming. In a particularly tense moment in the evening, Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono pressed Kavanaugh at length about whether he was aware of inappropriate behavior by former 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski when he clerked for Kozinski from 1991 to 1992. Kozinski abruptly retired last year after several woman who had worked as law clerks or colleagues accused him of sexual misconduct that included touching, inappropriate sexual comments and forced viewings of pornography in his chambers. … For the most part, the lengthy hearing focused on Kavanaugh’s writings and, in particular, key opinions he authored while serving on the nation’s most prestigious appellate court.” (09/05/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/05/brett-kavanaugh-to-be-grilled-by-senators-in-confirmation-hearing-after-day-partisan-fireworks.html

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4) Russian space chief: Space station leak could have been sabotage
Source: NBC News

“The chief of Russia’s space agency is claiming that the small hole that caused an air leak on the International Space Station last week wasn’t caused by a meteorite, as originally thought, but was deliberately drilled and could be evidence of sabotage. ‘We are considering all the theories,’ Dmitry Rogozin, the space agency chief, told the Russian news agency Tass on Monday. ‘The one about the meteorite impact has been rejected because the spaceship’s hull was evidently impacted from inside … It was done by a human hand — there are traces of a drill sliding along the surface.’ The hole, a 2-millimeter (0.08-inch) perforation that was found last Wednesday in a Soyuz spacecraft docked at the station, could have been an ‘accidental defect’ introduced during construction of the craft or a ‘deliberate spoilage,’ Rogozin told Tass, adding that it could have been made on Earth or in space.” (09/04/18)

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/space-station-leak-could-have-been-sabotage-russia-says-ncna906201

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5) US court: Homeless people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping on streets
Source: Salt Lake Tribune

“Cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go, because such sanctions amount to cruel and unusual punishment, which is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with six homeless people from Boise who sued the city in 2009 over a local ordinance that banned sleeping in public spaces. The ruling could affect several similar laws in cities across the West.” (09/05/18)

https://www.sltrib.com/news/nation-world/2018/09/05/homeless-people-cant-be/

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6) California’s legal cannabis delivery services threatened by police
Source: Smell the Truth

“A group of California police chiefs have launched a campaign to stop Californians from obtaining legal cannabis from delivery services. The California Police Chiefs Association have joined the League of California Cities and United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council in creating a website petitioning residents to ban marijuana deliveries outright, according to an AP report. ‘Regulated marijuana dispensaries have tough security, checks for identity and legal age and strictly licensed workers. If marijuana can be delivered anywhere with virtually no regulation, California will lose these safeguards,’ council executive director James Araby said in a statement. Their website, titled ‘Stop Wandering Weed,’ depicts a group of excited children as a delivery truck pulls up to their school.” [editor’s note: I wonder, did Anslinger’s thugs behave this way when booze was being re-legalized, or were they already focused on demonizing the weed back then: – SAT] (09/05/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/09/04/californias-legal-marijuana-delivery-services-threatened-by-police

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7) MEGA Chrome extension compromised to steal users’ Monero
Source: CoinTelegraph

“The MEGA Chrome extension version 3.39.4 has been compromised and can now steal user’s Monero in addition to other sensitive information, according to recent posts on Twitter and Reddit. MEGA Chrome extension is a tool that claims to improve browser performance by reducing page loading times, in addition to providing a secure cloud storage service. The official Twitter account of Monero (XMR) posted a warning, advising XMR holders to steer clear of MEGA.” (09/05/18)

https://cointelegraph.com/news/mega-chrome-extension-compromised-to-steal-users-monero

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8) Half of Facebook users say they don’t understand how news feed works
Source: USA Today

“Your relationship with Facebook could be, well, complicated. On the same day Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testifies along with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a new survey suggests many users are confused about how the social network functions and are conflicted about their relationship with it. More than half (53 percent) of U.S. adults who use Facebook say they do not understand how the news feed (the site’s main feature) actually works, according to a new Pew Research Center survey out Tuesday. Older Facebook users are even less likely to understand the news feed. Only 38 percent of those 50 or older said they had a good understanding of why posts appear, according to Pew’s survey of 4,594 U.S. adults including 3,413 Facebook users, conducted May 29-June 11, 2018. Among younger users, ages 18 to 29, 59 percent said they do.” [editor’s note: I used to think I had it figured out; then they changed the algorithm or something – SAT] (09/05/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2018/09/05/half-facebook-users-say-they-dont-understand-news-feed/1190595002

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9) $400k in GoFundMe cash for homeless vet is gone, lawyer claims
Source: Fox News

“The $400,000 raised through a GoFundMe account to support a homeless veteran in Philadelphia after he gave his last bit of money to help a stranded motorist is reportedly drained. A lawyer representing Johnny Bobbitt, whose story garnered national attention last year after he gave Kate McClure his last $20 to fill up her gas tank, told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday that news of the depleted account ‘came as a complete surprise.’ Chris Fallon, the lawyer, said he became aware of the financial standing of his client’s account after a conference call with attorneys for McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico — the couple who started the GoFundMe account for Bobbitt after his kind gesture, promising him a home. ‘It completely shocked me when I heard,’ Fallon told the paper.” (09/05/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/05/400g-in-gofundme-cash-for-homeless-vet-is-gone-lawyer-claims.html

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10) FCC chairman Ajit Pai calls for “transparency” from tech giants
Source: Raw Story

“The head of a key US regulatory agency called Tuesday for Silicon Valley firms to provide more transparency about how they operate, raising the possibility of tougher regulations for technology firms. ‘We need to seriously think about whether the time has come for these companies to abide by new transparency obligations,’ Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said in a blog post a day ahead of congressional hearings with executives from Twitter and Facebook. Pai offered no specific proposals, but appeared to echo concerns raised by President Donald Trump, who claimed tech firms may be biased against conservatives. ‘Consumers interact with these digital platforms on a daily basis. We get our news from them. We interact with our family and friends on them,’ Pai wrote. ‘But how do these companies make decisions about what we see and what we don’t? And who makes those decisions? We still don’t know.’ The FCC chief repeated complaints made in recent months over the blocking or removal of content by conservative politicians and activists.” (09/05/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-calls-transparency-tech-giants

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11) FL: Seventeen arrested for seeking sex with adult cops and/or people who don’t actually exist
Source: Florida Times-Union

“Fifteen Jacksonville-area men as well as a victim’s advocate and engineer from other states were arrested during a five-day undercover sting conducted by 13 law enforcement agencies as officers posed online as teen boys and girls to catch men looking for underage sex, according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.” (09/04/18)

http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180904/jacksonville-police-arrest-17-men-in-operation-duval-underage-sex-sting

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12) How refusing to give police your Facebook password can lead to prison
Source: naked security

“A 24-year-old murder suspect was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Friday for refusing to hand over his Facebook account password to detectives who are investigating the death of 13-year-old schoolgirl Lucy McHugh. As The BBC reports, Lucy had been missing for two days last month before her body was found in the woods near a sports center in Southampton, UK. She was stabbed to death. Stephen Nicholson, a friend of the family who’d been staying with them, was allegedly in contact with Lucy the morning of her disappearance. Police took him into custody and asked him — twice — for his password so they could check out the alleged conversation and whatever other content might help the investigation. Nicholson has been jailed not for the murder, but for his refusal to cooperate with the detectives and let them into his account. On Friday, he pleaded guilty to failing to disclose access codes to an electronic device under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).” [hat tip — David Klaus] (09/04/18)

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/09/04/how-refusing-to-give-police-your-facebook-password-can-lead-to-prison/

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13) Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it’s too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the first human test of gene editing in the body, an attempt to permanently change someone’s DNA to cure a disease — in this case, a genetic disorder called Hunter syndrome that often kills people in their teens. In two patients who got a medium dose of the treatment, urine levels of large sugar compounds that are hallmarks of Hunter syndrome had fallen by half, on average, four months later, a possible sign the treatment is working. Two others who got a low dose have seen little change in these sugars so far.” (09/05/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/medical/article/Early-results-boost-hopes-for-historic-gene-13205827.php

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14) UK: Regime names two Russians as suspects in alleged Skripal attack
Source: CNBC

“British prosecutors named two Russian men they believe were behind the [alleged] nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in the U.K. earlier this year. They named the men as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. They have been charged with attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who were found unconscious on a park bench in the small English city of Salisbury in March. An international warrant has been issued for their arrest. The U.K. said it will not seek the suspects’ extradition as Russia does not extradite its own citizens. … Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attack and has, in turn, accused the U.K. of fabricating it.” (09/05/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/05/uk-russians-with-skripal-poisoning.html

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15) FTC, states target bogus veterans’ charities in new crackdown
Source: Fox News

“Generous Americans give more than $2.5 billion a year to some 40,000 charities with missions designed to help veterans. Lately, however, this crowded field has been inundated by fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC launched Operation Donate with Honor in July to spotlight the problem of fraudulent and deceptive fundraising on behalf of military and veterans’ causes. ‘It’s war profiteering,’ Joshua Starks, commander of the 300,000-strong Oklahoma Veterans of Foreign Wars told Fox News. ‘They’re stealing from people who raised their hand and took an oath to serve our country and then went overseas to protect the rights of all of us — including the people who are stealing from them.’” (09/05/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/05/ftc-states-target-bogus-veterans-charities-in-new-crackdown-its-war-profiteering.html

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16) CDC: “Do not eat” Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal
Source: USA Today

“Thirty more people are sick after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, which was recalled in June over salmonella concerns. That brings the total number of cases to 130, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. In an update Tuesday, the CDC told retailers not to sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal and customers not to buy or eat it. This update follows a CDC advisory in July, when the health agency also told people not to eat the cereal. The latest illnesses were reported across 19 states. Three of those states were not on the CDC’s previous update: Delaware, Maine and Minnesota. In total, at least 36 states have been affected by the tainted cereal. Eating cereal contaminated with salmonella can cause serious illness, including fatal infections, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, especially for young, frail or elderly people, according to the CDC. Healthy individuals typically recover in four to seven days with treatment.” (09/05/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/05/kelloggs-honey-smacks-cereal-cdc-salmonella/1199726002

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17) Levi Strauss sides with victim disarmament lobby against customers
Source: The Hill

“American denim giant Levi Strauss & Co. announced Tuesday that it is launching a series of new initiatives to benefit groups [that claim to be working] to prevent gun violence. Levi Strauss’s CEO and President Chip Bergh wrote in Fortune on Tuesday that the company ‘simply cannot stand by silently when it comes to issues that threaten the very fabric of the communities where we live and work.’ … The company will donate more than $1 million over the next four years to nonprofits and youth activists that [oppose gun rights], establishing the ‘Safer Tomorrow Fund.’ The blue jean manufacturer also partnered with [victim disarmament] group Everytown for Gun Safety [sic] and other executives to form Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety [sic].” (09/04/18)

http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/404902-levis-teams-up-with-gun-control-group-we-simply-cannot-stand-by-silently

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18) Pompeo in Pakistan for “reset” talks with PM Khan
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Pakistan for talks with new Prime Minister Imran Khan aimed at resetting ties. Relations have been strained over US allegations Pakistan is providing a safe haven for Afghan Taliban militants, which Pakistan denies. So far this year the Trump administration has suspended more than $1 billion in security assistance. After his one-day visit to Islamabad, Mr Pompeo will fly to India. Pakistani officials say much of the money withheld by the US was meant as a reimbursement for actions they have already taken in fighting militants.” (09/05/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45419022

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19) Court: Current North Carolina map can be used for November elections
Source: Roll Call

“A panel of three federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina’s current congressional map can be used in the 2018 midterms, despite previously ruling that the map is a partisan gerrymander. The judges ruled that there was ‘insufficient time’ for the court to approve a new map in time for the elections that are just over two months away. Both the plaintiffs and the defendants in the case had asked that a new map not be imposed on the state for the current election cycle. The judges with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled late last month that the state’s congressional had been drawn to favor Republicans.” (09/04/18)

https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/north-carolina-map-gerrymander-2018

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20) Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down
Source: Ars Technica

“Theranos has told its investors that the company will wrap up, paying ‘unsecured creditors its remaining cash,’ according to the Wall Street Journal. The company’s dissolution comes months after its top two executives, ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and former president Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani, were federally prosecuted for criminal wire fraud. Theranos, with Holmes at the helm, had claimed that it could run a slew of physiological tests with a simple pin-prick of blood. That assertion turned out to be false.” (09/05/18)

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/09/theranos-to-formally-dissolve-as-a-company/

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

21) A world of ingratitude
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“When I crave knowledge, I Google. When I seek consumer products, I Amazon. When I socialize, I Facebook. When I market my ideas, I Twitter. Hundreds of millions of customers around the world can say the same. If you’d described my future back in 1993, I would have laughed at your optimism … and I’m a confirmed optimist! What would have seemed most absurd to me back in 1993, however, is that all of these companies provide tons of free [sic] services. I’ve never paid a dime to Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Even Amazon hands out tons of freebies …. Given all this, you might expect these the giants of the internet age to be popular, admired, even loved. Instead, they’re drowning in resentment. How often does a pundit or politician give a speech thanking them for their astounding work? Virtually never. Instead, we live in a world where pundits bemoan the market leaders’ alleged failures — and politicians casually threaten to regulate them — or even treat them like public utilities.” (09/05/18)

https://www.econlib.org/a-world-of-ingratitude/

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22) I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration
Source: New York Times
by anonymous

“The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers.” [editor’s note: A self-serving piece that makes its author look at least as bad as Trump — on foreign policy, his or her complaint is pretty much that Trump might derail the military-industrial complex’s gravy train by making peace with the usual hobgoblins – TLK] (09/05/18)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion/trump-white-house-anonymous-resistance.html

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23) If you don’t hate the government you’re not paying attention
Source: CounterPunch
by Ted Rall

“Imagine a store that makes its customers miserable. This interior is ugly and uncomfortable. At best the staff is indifferent and slow; at worst rude and incompetent. You pay sky-high prices for inferior goods. Often you pay full price yet leave the place empty-handed. You don’t have to be a marketing expert to guess what would happen to such an establishment. It would go out of business. It wouldn’t be all that surprising if a mob of ripped-off consumers burned the place down. I’ve just described the U.S. government. You interact with government many times each day. How many of those encounters are positive? Close to zero.” (09/05/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/09/05/if-you-dont-hate-the-government-youre-not-paying-attention/

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24) Enough problems without government
Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“If you build a house in certain neighborhoods in Hawaii, you run the risk of having your house swallowed by lava. Along most coasts, hurricanes and tsunamis are looming dangers. In mountains, avalanches and landslides are seasonal threats. If you choose to build in Moore, Oklahoma, remember that tornadoes seem to enjoy the local scenery, and build below ground. Pick your spot, then deal with the risks that come with it. Unfortunately, no matter where you choose to live on this planet, political government — imposed on you by a ruling class or by your friends, family, and neighbors — is a constant threat to your life, liberty, and property. While the other risks are natural, the threat posed by government is completely artificial and unnecessary.” (09/05/18)

https://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2018/09/05/voices/enough-problems-without-government/159029.html

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25) John McCain combined bombing with wishful thinking; we should learn from his mistakes
Source: USA Today
by James Bovard

“The late Sen. John McCain is being lauded far and wide for his long career of public service. Rep. John Lewis, the famous civil rights activist, hailed McCain as a ‘warrior for peace.’ In reality, McCain embodied a mix of moralism and militarism that worked out badly for America and the world. When he was awarded the Liberty Medal last October at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, McCain declared, ‘We live in a land made of ideals … We are the custodians of those ideals at home, and their champion abroad. We have done great good in the world.’ He warned that it would be ‘unpatriotic’ to ‘abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe.’ But idealism has fared better in political speeches than in the lives of American soldiers or purported foreign beneficiaries.” (09/05/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/05/john-mccain-moralism-militarism-failed-america-world-column/1186645002

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26) Murray Rothbard’s black nationalism
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas J Webb

“It’s a common refrain in the libertarian movement, depending on how you feel about the left or the right, that Rothbard was good in the 60s (or at least further left), but then defected to the right afterward. It is certainly true that he reached out to the left more in the 60s and more to the right later (and later still, the most unsavory elements of the far right). From a distance Rothbard’s intellectual evolution may look like a wild roller coaster, but on closer inspection, there may be more continuity than initially meets the eye.” (09/04/18)

https://c4ss.org/content/51266

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27) A guide to answering ten commonly asked questions on immigration
Source: Niskanen Center
by Kristie De Pena

“Only in America is there a deeply resonant story of being a nation of immigrants, but it is increasingly difficult given the misinformation that abounds in the media to see how the whole country wins when we harness the amazing achievements and strengths of immigrants. The nation’s immigration debate centers on immigrants’ impact on our culture, security, and economy. We need not justify immigration policy solely by tugging at voters’ heartstrings with humanitarian narratives, and we need not assume that concerns about national security are driven by anti-immigrant narratives. Lawmakers have a unique opportunity to use evidence and pragmatism to communicate that immigrants assimilate into American culture, help protect the United States from terrorists, and contribute to our economy. This guide is intended to help answer common questions about immigration using economic and national security facts.” [summary — full document available as PDF download] (09/05/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/a-guide-to-answering-ten-commonly-asked-questions-on-immigration/

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28) Judging Kavanaugh
Source: Town Hall
by John Stossel

“Some people are very angry about President Trump’s new Supreme Court pick. ‘Hell no, Kavanaugh! He is a dangerous man!’ protesters shouted on the steps of the Supreme Court. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand yelled, ‘What is at stake is freedom for LGBTQ Americans, for equal rights, civil rights…’ … ‘They are freaking out because they don’t understand,’ Ilya Shapiro, editor of the Cato Institute’s Supreme Court Review, tells me. ‘Those top areas, abortion or gay rights or Citizens United, there’s really not going to be a change.’ Every time one party appoints a judge, the other party acts as if the appointment will fundamentally change America. But the Supreme Court is the most cautious of the three branches of government. Today’s Court, headed by Chief Justice John Roberts, is especially respectful of precedent. They almost always base their decisions on decisions made by prior justices, and they often defer to lower courts. That doesn’t lead to many surprising changes.” (09/05/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/johnstossel/2018/09/05/judging-kavanaugh-n2515756

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29) The good guys are winning this
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“The more we cooperate peacefully with each other, and so long as property rights are secure and trade is unencumbered, wealth can be created. The Industrial Revolution taught us just how awesome this can be. The flourishing of commerce means the flourishing of everything we call civilization. The rise of prosperity is not baked into the logic of history. It requires heroism and faith because is nothing certain about enterprise. It relies on the freely-chosen decisions on the part of everyone involved. The business must speculate on the needs of others, and the consumers they serve must make the choice, every step of the way.” (09/05/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/good-guys-are-winning

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30) Democrats’ Kavanaugh tantrums are an embarrassment
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Any doubt that Democrats are desperate to stall Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court ended Tuesday, when they made a mockery of the confirmation hearings. This was nothing more than (bad) political theater. In the first 40 minutes of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearing, Democrats interrupted the Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings 44 times. That’s to say nothing of the protesters who alternately shrieked and cheered. It was all well planned. ‘Democrats plotted coordinated protest strategy over the holiday weekend and all agreed to disrupt and protest the hearing, sources tell me,’ NBC News’ Kasie Hunt tweeted Tuesday morning. The current excuse for the Democrats’ push to delay the Kavanaugh hearings is the last-minute release of 42,000 pages of documents from former President Bush’s lawyer. Keep in mind that those are on top of the 415,000 pages Bush’s legal team had already sent over to the committee. And that all of them relate to the two years that Kavanaugh worked in the Bush White House Counsel’s Office and three years as staff secretary.” (09/04/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/kavanaugh

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31) A look at pay for federal employees compared to their private sector counterparts
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by James D Agresti

“Compensation for federal, state, and local government employees cost U.S. taxpayers $1.9 trillion in 2016. This amounts to an average of $15,176 from every household in the United States. President Trump recently moved to rein in some of these costs by canceling pay raises for federal civilian employees, who received $331 billion in compensation during 2017. Some politicians and an association of federal employees have criticized Trump for this action, saying that federal workers are underpaid and deserve a raise. However, a broad range of studies have found that most federal civilian employees are paid better than comparable workers in the private sector.” (09/05/18)

https://fee.org/articles/a-look-at-pay-for-federal-employees-compared-to-their-private-sector-counterparts/

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32) Four alternatives to Shapeshift
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Kai Sedgwick

“The news that Shapeshift is to move to a full custodial model, requiring KYC for anyone who wishes to swap cryptos, has sparked a wave of protests. Many users have vowed to take their business elsewhere. For cryptocurrency holders seeking a non-custodial exchange, there are several Shapeshift alternatives to choose from, with varying degrees of privacy.” (09/05/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/four-alternatives-to-shapeshift/

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33) For Democrats, the left, not the mainstream, in control of 2020
Source: Investors Business Daily
by JT Young

“Establishment Democrats dreaming of a Biden-Trump 2020 race are doing just that: Dreaming. While their attraction is obvious, it appears to be increasingly odious to the left who will determine Democrats’ 2020 direction. Those desiring an establishment Democrat representing the party in the next presidential race are putting the cart before the horse: To win the general election, you must first win the nomination. An establishment Democrat cannot. A recent Rasmussen poll of likely Democrat voters showed former Vice President Joe Biden the leading choice to head the party’s 2020 presidential ticket; other polls show similar results. Thirty-seven percent of Rasmussen’s respondents chose Biden, well over twice the 15% who preferred Sen. Bernie Sanders. Such a preponderance would seem to make it an open-and-shut case for an establishment Democrat nominee, right? Wrong. A look inside Rasmussen’s results shows the Democratic establishment’s weakness within their party. First, Biden’s 37% means he also failed to get almost two-thirds of Democrats. Second, the poll compared Biden to five other Democrats, including Sanders. All five alternatives are to the left of Biden … Of course, these five split that substantial vote between them.” (09/04/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/far-left-control-democrats

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34) Renew New START
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“Renewing New START is the obvious and responsible thing to do, so it is no surprise that the administration is having such a hard time going through with it. Russia is prepared to renew the treaty, but it isn’t going to do anything if the U.S. shows no interest in keeping the current limits on both nuclear arsenals in place. The treaty is a modest continuation of the original Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, but keeping it in force is very important for the interests of both the U.S. and Russia. It has further reduced the arsenals of the two largest nuclear weapons states in the world, it provides for the verification inspections that make sure that both parties are in compliance (and they are), it stabilizes the relationship between the U.S. and Russia, and it prevents the start of a new arms race that neither country wants or needs. Like ratification of the treaty, renewing it is a no-brainer, but that won’t stop die-hard opponents of all arms control agreements from opposing it.” (09/05/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/renew-new-start/

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35) Trump isn’t winning in Afghanistan
Source: Reason
by Binnie Kristian

“The Pentagon report tactfully suggests it is ‘difficult to fully assess the overall progress under the [administration’s] strategy.’ A more trenchant observer would conclude President Trump’s escalation in Afghanistan, like the four ordered by presidents before him, has failed. It is not making Afghanistan more stable. It is not routing out terrorism or raising ordinary Afghans’ quality of life. This is not surprising, because though he framed it as innovation, President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy was always more of the same. He doubled down on what Washington has been doing in Afghanistan for 17 years — in the words of military historian Ret. Col. Andrew Bacevich, ‘pursuing the bad guys, trying to create Afghan forces and an Afghan government that demonstrate a modicum of competence; seeking to curb corruption and opium production; imploring Pakistan to stop making mischief; hoping that the Taliban and other anti-government forces will tire of the struggle and lay down their arms.’ That approach, Bacevich adds, ‘hasn’t worked so far, indeed, hasn’t come close.’ It won’t start working now, and saying the contrary doesn’t make it true.” (09/05/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/09/05/trump-isnt-winning-in-afghanistan

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36) Trans-partisan Plan #1: Addressing man-made global warming with a plan that could be supported by both Democrats and Republicans
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“While I am not deeply worried about man-made climate change, I am appalled at all the absolutely stupid, counter-productive things the government has implemented in the name of climate change, all of which have costly distorting effects on the economy while doing extremely little to affect man-made greenhouse gas production. … Even when government programs do likely have an impact of CO2, they are seldom managed intelligently. For example, the government subsidizes solar panel installations, presumably to reduce their cost to consumers, but then imposes duties on imported panels to raise their price (indicating that the program has become more of a crony subsidy for US solar panel makers, which is typical of these types of government interventions).” (09/05/18)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2018/09/trans-partisan-plan-1-addressing-man-made-global-warming-with-a-plan-that-could-be-supported-by-both-democrats-and-republicans.html

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37) Psychic Nikki Haley: If there is a future chemical weapons attack, Assad did it
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“UN Ambassador and Clairvoyant Prognosticator of the Transmundane Nikki Haley has foreseen that, if there are any future chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian province of Idlib, it will most definitely be the Syrian government that is responsible and not the multiple terrorist factions in the area. ‘If they want to continue to go the route of taking over Syria, they can do that,’ said Nikki Haley at a UN press conference today, without explaining how a nation’s only recognized government can ‘take over’ the country it governs. ‘But they cannot do it with chemical weapons. They can’t do it assaulting their people. And we’re not gonna fall for it. If there are chemical weapons that are used, we know exactly who’s gonna use them.’ Haley was referring to the Syrian government’s impending push to complete its military campaign of recapturing its land from the terrorist factions and militias …. Her supernatural prophecy is just the latest in an increasingly bizarre string of claims being advanced by political figures and establishment media that the Assad government is planning to use chemical weapons to complete that campaign in Idlib.” (09/05/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/09/05/psychic-nikki-haley-if-there-is-a-future-chemical-weapons-attack-assad-did-it

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38) Pulling it off
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Give democratic socialism a chance? So says Dr. Cornel West, the ‘provocative democratic intellectual’ who serves as one of eight honorary co-chairs of the Democratic Socialists of America. This accomplished Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton, explained to Fox News host Tucker Carlson that socialism’s ‘fundamental commitment is to the dignity of ordinary people and to make sure they can lead lives of decency.’ ‘What happened in Venezuela?’ Carlson asked West. … West implicitly acknowledges that those ruling Venezuela and Nicaragua are practicing socialism. But he won’t hold them or the -ism responsible for the economic collapse, the hunger, the exodus of millions of very desperate ‘ordinary’ citizens, the arbitrary arrests, use of torture and murder of innocent citizens.” (09/05/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/09/05/cwest/

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39) Does the NHS expand to absorb the funding available?
Source: Adam Smith Institute
by Tim Ambler

“The cost of the NHS has risen faster than inflation for good reasons and not so good. Innovation has brought shorter hospital stays, local in place of total anaesthesia, less intrusive surgery and more effective medication. Shouldn’t the total cost be going down rather than up?” (09/05/18)

https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/does-the-nhs-expand-to-absorb-the-funding-available

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40) Quantum Vibe, 09/05/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (09/05/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1843

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41) How to recognize a plutocracy: The dead giveaway
Source: Our Future
by Sam Pizzigati

“How can we tell when a democracy, or rule by the people, evolves into a plutocracy, the reign of the rich? Easy. We have a democracy when a political system can and does make a good-faith effort to address the problems average people face. In a plutocracy, on the other hand, the political system pays no more than lip service to average people’s problems and works diligently instead at protecting — and growing — the wealth of the already wealthy. By this simple standard, we Americans today unquestionably live in a plutocracy. Our latest slam-dunk evidence: the record of the decade since the Wall Street financial crash ushered in the Great Recession.” (09/05/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180905/how-to-recognize-a-plutocracy-the-dead-giveaway

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42) Why the American establishment has lost credibility
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by David E Bernstein

“One could blame the result of the election on Hillary’s unpopularity, and yet very few of Trump’s voters have since abandoned him. A major reason, I think, is that the establishment that once served as a gatekeeper against the likes of Trump has lost its credibility among large portions of the population, and their attacks on Trump are simply discounted or ignored. Why? Well consider how the establishment would react if George W. Bush were seated two seats down from David Duke at Willie Nelson’s funeral, with Duke given a place of honor. Now consider that Bill Clinton sat two seats away from an equally odious hatemonger, Louis Farrakhan, at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. Some Jewish groups expressed dismay, but Clinton acted as if nothing was amiss, as did the rest of the establishment.” (09/04/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/09/04/why-the-american-establishment-has-lost

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43) Vetting Kavanaugh according to the Constitution
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by KrisAnne Hall

“When Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the supreme Court, he did what is likely the most important act a president of these United States can possibly do, constitutionally speaking. The President’s powers are very limited and defined according to Article 2 of the Constitution and he has very little authority to personally impact the lives of the people, except through this power to nominate judges and justices. Yet, according to the Constitution, this is only 1/3 of the process necessary to seat a justice. A person may be nominated by the president to be a justice, but a justice is not seated until the person is vetted and confirmed by the Senate. The bifurcation of this process was an intentional safeguard to ensure the appointment of a justice that would be independent of both the executive and legislative branches and to ensure that the judicial branch would remain true to the Constitution, rather than ruled by politics.” [editor’s note: There’s nothing in the Constitution about Senate “vetting,” just “advise and consent.” Until after World War II, it wasn’t unusual for SCOTUS justices to be confirmed in less than a week – TLK] (09/05/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/09/05/vetting-kavanaugh-according-to-the-constitution/

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44) The Country Club: What does nationalism mean in a contested state?
Source: The New Republic
by Daniel Solomon

“In 1944, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People drew up a list of complaints. The Allied powers had met at Dumbarton Oaks to lay a foundation for the creation of the United Nations. But, in the postwar world that the conference-goers envisioned, the imperial powers would continue to rule over their colonial subjects; the end of the war would not bring freedom for these people. W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the NAACP’s diplomatic liaisons to the conference, pointed out that under these terms ‘the only way to human equality’ would be ‘through the philanthropy of masters.’ He saw in the emergent order the roots of an arbitrary, anti-democratic system of states. Despite the universalist rhetoric of the United Nations’ framers, the great powers would only acknowledge the legitimacy of some peoples, foreclosing that same recognition for others. In his new book, Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood, Joshua Keating traces that disparity through the decades that followed.”

https://newrepublic.com/article/151043/country-club

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45) Divergent — the breakdown of stock market correlations, temp or perm?
Source: Cobden Centre
by Colin Lloyd

“To begin delving into the recent out-performance of the US stock market relative to its international peers, we need to reflect on the global fiscal and monetary response to the last crisis. After the great financial recession of 2008/2009, the main driver of stock market performance was the combined reduction of interest rates by the world’s largest central banks. When rate cuts failed to stimulate sufficient economic growth — and conscious of the failure of monetary largesse to stimulate the Japanese economy — the Federal Reserve embarked on successive rounds of ‘experimental’ quantitative easing. The US government also played its part, introducing the Troubled Asset Relief Program — TARP. Despite these substantial interventions, the velocity of circulation of money supply plummeted: and, although it had met elements of its dual-mandate (stable prices and full employment), the Fed remained concerned that whilst unemployment declined, average earnings stubbornly refused to rise.” (09/05/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/09/divergent-the-breakdown-of-stock-market-correlations-temp-or-perm/

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46) Janet Reno’s last victim
Source: National Review
by the editors

“[Frank] Fuster and his wife (immigrants from Cuba and Honduras, respectively) were the central figures in the ‘Country Walk’ Satanic-ritual-abuse cases, accused of staging outlandish orgies of pedophilic rape involving instruments ranging from crucifixes to drills to snakes, with which children allegedly were sodomized. … Those familiar with the history of these cases will not be surprised to learn that while such theatrical and invasive abuse would have left a significant trail of physical evidence, the absence of such evidence did not prevent Fuster’s conviction. Instead, Fuster was convicted on evidence of a different sort: His then-wife, 17 years old at the time of her arrest, was held in solitary confinement for months on end and abused on the orders of Janet Reno, the Florida prosecutor who went on to become Bill Clinton’s attorney general. … The other element weighing heavily against Fuster was — as in many of these cases — ‘recovered’ memories.” (09/05/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/frank-fuster-prison-sentence-day-care-abuse-hysteria/

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47) Ayanna Pressley wins a fight for the soul [sic] of the Democratic Party
Source: The Nation
by John Nichols

“Ayanna Pressley won a historic victory Tuesday night, when she easily defeated a 10-term incumbent for the Democratic nomination in a Boston-area congressional district. A now all-but-certain November victory will send her to Washington as the first African American to represent Massachusetts in the US House of Representatives. She will carry forward an epic tradition of service to communities that sent a young John Kennedy to Congress and later elected House speaker Tip O’Neill. Yet what makes Pressley’s 59-41 victory so truly historic has as much to do with the future direction of the national Democratic Party (and perhaps of American politics) as it does with the local politics of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and the rest of the seventh district in Massachusetts. Like New York Congressman Joe Crowley, who was defeated in June by 28-year-old democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Massachusetts Congressman Mike Capuano, who Pressley upset Tuesday night with support from Ocasio-Cortez, was an entrenched Democratic representative with a credible voting record. Capuano was a good deal more progressive than Crowley, and more courageous on issues of consequence. But the 66-year-old Capuano still projected the image of a reasonably predictable DC Democrat.” (09/05/18)

https://www.thenation.com/article/ayanna-pressley-wins-a-fight-for-the-soul-of-the-democratic-party

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48) Modern American cult of death
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“Aretha Franklin was a talented, gifted, popular and influential musician. She is missed. McCain also seems to be missed by a whole lot of people. Since they both died recently, we got a double serving of the modern American cult of death this last week. It was, all told, a disgusting meal. Americans have politicized and commercialized death — perhaps to a degree not seen since Ancient Egypt.” (09/04/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/09/04/modern-american-cult-of-death/

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49) What if the US had trade and immigration controls?
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The United States is the biggest free-trade and open-immigration nation in history. Every day, countless people cross state and county borders without any control, regulation, or restriction. No state officials are stationed at state borders to check people’s travel papers or to ask about why they are entering the state. No customs officials or drug-war officials are stationed at state border crossings to search people and their vehicles for drugs or other contraband. No travel visas are required to go from one state to another. There are also no tariffs or import restrictions between the states. … All of this is because the U.S. Constitution prohibits state officials from enacting trade and immigration controls between the respective states. If the Framers had not had the wisdom to include that prohibition in the Constitution, there is little doubt that Americans would be living under a very different system today. Let’s assume for a moment that that is precisely what happened.” (09/05/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/09/05/what-if-the-u-s-had-trade-and-immigration-controls/

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50) Just asking
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Progressives who oppose the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court are deeply conflicted. As you note, they fear that a more conservative Court would ‘require back-alley abortions, deny contraception to women, end gay marriage, [and] strip voting rights from minorities’ — which means that they fear the results of unrestrained majoritarian democracy. After all, the only way the Court could achieve any of these outcomes is to refuse to prevent majorities from outlawing abortion, from restricting women’s access to contraception, from refusing to recognize gay marriage, and from stripping minorities of voting rights. Yet oddly, among all of today’s ideological groups, the one that clamors most loudly and stubbornly for far greater reliance on majoritarian democracy is that of progressives.” (09/04/18)

https://cafehayek.com/2018/09/just-asking-2.html

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51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 09/05/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Washington is warning the Syrian government against a final assault on rebel-held Idlib province, but President Trump’s own envoy has admitted that the province is controlled by al-Qaeda. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley meanwhile claims a gas attack is coming and she knows just who’s behind it. Will the battle for Idlib end with a whisper, like Aleppo, or something more dangerous …?” [Flash video] (09/05/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/the-battle-for-idlib-al-qaedas-last-stand-in-syria

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52) The Libertarian Angle, 09/05/18
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

“Children’s rights are one of the toughest areas that the libertarian philosophy addresses. How does libertarianism apply to the regulation of child labor? Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling discuss.” [various formats] (09/05/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/the-libertarian-angle-child-labor-laws/

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53) Scott Adams Says, 09/05/18
Source: Scott Adams Blog

“Scott Adams talks about socialism, Woodward’s book, Nike, airplane fear persuasion, and coffee.” [Flash video] (09/05/18)

https://www.pscp.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1vOGwVZNVAMKB

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54) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 102
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Did unions really give us a 40-hour work week? What’s in the News with stories on tariff trouble, bad cops, more bad cops, and even more bad cops, and poking the bear. Finally, a Statists Gonna State segment on John McCain.” [various formats] (09/05/18)

https://thelavaflow.com/labor-unions-tlf102/

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55) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 12
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“In today’s episode Nicky P & Lizzie are really feeling the communism wafting through the air. Enter The Scorpions with Winds Of Change. More than just a ballad? Let’s find out.” [Flash audio] (09/05/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/sounds-like-liberty-episode-12-before-the-cameras-with-mike-maharrey/

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56) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 242
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #242, Tricia Stuart joins to the show to discuss her effort to raise money for Yemen children. Tricia tells us about her ‘Put your money where your memes are’ drive. She makes the case to donate to the charity she selected, Save the Children. We explain the US role in causing so many Yemeni children to be in need of aid. On the second part of the show, I discuss the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Two Journalists were sentenced to seven years in jail and the Myanmar government is working to mask the extent of the genocide.” [various formats] (09/05/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-242-helping-yemen-guest-tricia-stuart

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57) Free Talk Live, 09/04/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“People Boycotting and Burning Nike :: Protest Fail :: Texas Birth Certificates Questioned at Border Crossings :: Buycott :: Positive and Negative Liberty :: Republic :: Police Protection :: LSD Microdose Study Launched :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Johnson.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/04/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-09-04

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58) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/04/18
Source: Cato Institute

“What would market-based welfare reform look like? Embracing reforms to lower prices for many of the most basic essentials for living would have the added benefits of not further burdening taxpayers. Ryan Bourne details his new paper on the subject.” [various formats] (09/04/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/government-cost-living-income-based-vs-cost-based-approaches

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59) Candidates of Liberty, episode 4
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In this week’s episode of ‘Candidates of Liberty,’ Marc Clair interviews Craig Bowden, a Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate out of Utah. Craig explains why he became a Libertarian, why he chose to run for U.S. Senate, and delves into the rumors regarding why he hasn’t received an endorsement from a certain Libertarian Party power broker.” [various formats] (09/04/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/09/04/candidates-of-liberty-ep-04-craig-bowden-takes-on-mitt-romney-for-u-s-senate/

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60) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1232
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“We hear on a regular basis that workers, whether because of free trade, or capitalism generally, or whatever other institution or trend, are getting the short end of the stick. An ever-smaller share of national income is making its way into workers’ pockets. But is that really true? Gene Epstein joins me to get to the bottom of this question.” [various formats] (09/04/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1232-are-workers-getting-shafted/

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