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Volume XVI, Issue #4,055
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Bolton publicly declares US regime above the law
2) Omarosa releases new tape of Trump discussing Hillary Clinton and Steele dossier
3) China: Regime bans one of Beijing’s biggest underground Protestant churches
4) Google agrees to work as Putin’s censor
5) US officials ramp up prep rhetoric for false flag chemical attack in Syria
6) White House working on second Trump-Kim summit
7) SEC gang orders halt to trading in Bitcoin, Ethereum investment products
8) Accused Russian agent Maria Butina to seek release from US jail
9) TX: Cop charged with manslaughter over “wrong flat” killing
10) Sessions: Immigration judges “must be efficient” with backlog
11) Libya: Regime forces quash gunmen after attack on state oil company
12) Poll: Only half of Americans say election process is “fair and open”
13) Vatican promises ‘clarifications’ to pope cover-up claims
14) Report: DeSantis resigns from Congress
15) Trump to provide written answers under oath in Zervos defamation lawsuit
16) House Republicans target more tax cuts as elections near
17) Afghanistan: Taliban kills dozens of regime forces in multiple attacks
18) LA: City’s mayor bans Nike products from booster clubs
19) Sweden: Ruling party scrapes an election win as far right gains support
20) Moonves departs as chief of CBS; financial package to be withheld pending investigation

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Trump confronts the enemy within
22) Why are we siding with al Qaeda?
23) Abolish the national anthem
24) Student loan forgiveness is an even worse use of taxpayer money than you thought
25) The higher education bubble is bursting, and that’s a good thing
26) A libertarian lament: With Bolsonaro’s rise in Brazil where should we turn?
27) Trump’s dangerous [sic] Asian game
28) A politically incorrect guide to not being a dick
29) Federal government versus private sector compensation
30) How to buy Bitcoin without disclosing your identity
31) Trump, others question integrity, credentials of anonymous author
32) People might be getting the Swedish elections all wrong
33) Washington quietly increases lethal weapons to Ukraine
34) Anonymous: Ye shall know him by his fruits
35) That time CNN staged a fake interview with a Syrian child for war propaganda
36) Thomas Jefferson rejects the power of Congress to “do whatever evil they please”
37) The market, justice, and charity: A Jewish perspective
38) Sometimes a great moment
39) Do conservatives know much about conservative history?
40) When wrong wins
41) Four reasons why socialism fails
42) Elections and the illusion of political control
43) The seditionists
44) Trump launches aggressive poverty disinformation campaign
45) Constitutional originalism requires birthright citizenship
46) The latest conservative defense of tariffs
47) Quantum Vibe, 09/10/18
48) Centrist Democrats whistling while party burns
49) The why of the Swedish vote
50) Sisi: The west’s favorite dictator

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Reason Podcast, 09/10/18
52) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 365
53) One Free Family, episode 31
54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 244
55) The Last Nighters, episode 36
56) Scott Adams Says, 09/10/18
57) Free Talk Live, 09/09/18
58) Fundamental Freedoms, 09/09/18
59) The Bob Zadek Show, 09/09/18
60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 181

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

1) Bolton publicly declares US regime above the law
Source: CBS News

“The United States will not in any way cooperate with the International Criminal Court, national security adviser John Bolton announced in a speech to the Federalist Society on Monday …. In his first speech as national security adviser, Bolton made the case that the ICC’s authority is invalid, subverts American sovereignty, and concentrates power in the hands of an unchecked authority in a way that is ‘antithetical to our nation’s ideals.’ In November, the ICC prosecutor asked to investigate crimes allegedly committed by members of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan … If the ICC does come after the U.S., Israel, or any allies, Bolton said the U.S. will not sit quietly. He listed a number of possible actions Bolton might pursue, from withdrawing financial aid to banning judges from entering the country.” [editor’s note: The Afghan regime joined the International Criminal Court in 2003. Crimes committed in Afghanistan, regardless of the perpetrators’ nationalities, come under the court’s jurisdiction. If the US regime didn’t want its troops and officials exposed to trial by that court, it should have left Afghanistan 15 years ago – TLK] (09/10/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/national-security-adviser-john-bolton-speaks-at-federalist-society-live-updates/

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2) Omarosa releases new tape of Trump discussing Hillary Clinton and Steele dossier
Source: Aol News

“Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former contestant on ‘The Apprentice’ who became a White House aide, released a new secret recording on Monday in which President Donald Trump can be heard discussing Hillary Clinton and the Russia investigation. Manigault Newman said the audio recording, which was first released on ABC’s ‘The View’ and later aired on MSNBC, was made in October 2017 during a meeting between senior communications staffers about tax reform that Trump crashed to talk about a dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia compiled by British intelligence operative Christopher Steele.” (09/10/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/09/10/omarosa-releases-new-secret-tape-of-trump-discussing-hillary-clinton-and-steele-dossier/23522807/

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3) China: Regime bans one of Beijing’s biggest underground Protestant churches
Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Beijing city authorities have banned one of the largest unofficial Protestant churches in the city and confiscated ‘illegal promotional materials’ amid a deepening crackdown on China’s ‘underground’ churches. The Zion church had for years operated with relative freedom, hosting hundreds of worshippers every weekend in an expansive specially renovated hall in north Beijing. But since April, after they rejected requests from authorities to install closed-circuit television cameras in the building, the church has faced growing pressure from the authorities and has been threatened with eviction. On Sunday, the Beijing Chaoyang district civil affairs bureau said that by organising events without registering, the church was breaking rules forbidding mass gatherings.” (09/10/18)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2163489/china-bans-one-beijings-largest-underground-protestant-churches

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4) Google agrees to work as Putin’s censor
Source: The Hill

“Google has pulled Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s ads from YouTube ahead of regional elections in Russia, according to media reports. The pulled videos showed Navalny calling for Russians to demonstrate in the country to protest a plan to raise the nation’s retirement age, BBC News reported. An aide to Navalny accused Google of ‘political censorship’ in removing them, but the company has defended the move as acting in accordance with local law. Russian officials reportedly asked Google last month to take down the ads because they violated a law that prohibits campaigning within 24 hours of an election.” (09/10/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/405841-google-pulls-putin-critics-videos-from-youtube

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5) US officials ramp up prep rhetoric for false flag chemical attack in Syria
Source: Fox News

“President Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said. Reports of Assad’s approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to ‘recklessly attack’ the province. Trump called any gas attack a potential ‘grave humanitarian mistake.’ The Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials, was first to report on Assad. … The report said Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas.” [editor’s note: In other words, the US regime is going to have its terror cell allies in Syria conduct a chemical attack, then blame it on Assad as an excuse for further aggression as it’s done in the past. This time they’re not even really trying to hide their intent – TLK] (09/10/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/09/10/syrias-assad-approves-gas-attack-in-idlib-despite-warning-report-says.html

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6) White House working on second Trump-Kim summit
Source: Time

“President Donald Trump has received a request from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a follow-up to their historic June summit, and planning is in motion to make it happen. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that no details had been finalized. Trump had told reporters last week that he was expecting a letter from Kim. Sanders said Trump has received the letter, which she described as ‘very warm, very positive.’ The White House will not release the full letter unless Kim agrees it should be made public, she said.” (09/10/18)

http://time.com/5392152/donald-trump-kim-jong-un-summit/

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7) SEC gang orders halt to trading in Bitcoin, Ethereum investment products
Source: CCN

“The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sunday issued an order to halt the trading in Bitcoin Tracker One (CXBTF) and Ether Tracker One (CETHF), two investment products that track cryptocurrencies. The two exchange-traded notes (ETNs) are issued by Swedish company XBT Provider AB, a subsidiary of U.K.-based Coinshares Holdings. The two products have been listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange since 2015 and entered the U.S. market last month under the ticker CXBTF, enabling domestic investors to access and invest in the crypto ETNs in an over-the-counter (OTC) market with their U.S. dollars. … The SEC claimed the ETNs’ presence in the U.S. market resulted in ‘confusion amongst market participants,’ resulting in the temporary halt.” (09/10/18)

https://www.ccn.com/sec-suspends-trading-in-bitcoin-and-ethereum-investment-products/

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8) Accused Russian agent Maria Butina to seek release from US jail
Source: Raw Story

“Accused Russian agent Maria Butina’s lawyers were set to ask a U.S. judge on Monday to release her pending trial after prosecutors backed off their allegation that she had offered sex in exchange for a job at a special interest organization. In a brief filed late on Sunday, Butina’s lawyers criticized the prosecution’s case for why she should remain jailed and cited a series of errors they said prosecutors have made. Butina, 29, is set to appear before U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Monday afternoon for a status hearing. The former American University graduate student was charged in July with acting as an agent of the Russian government and conspiracy to take actions on behalf of Russia. She has pleaded not guilty. She could face years in prison if convicted. Her lawyers said prosecutors also wrongly claimed she had applied for a tourist visa after completing her graduate studies.” (09/10/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/accused-russian-agent-maria-butina-seek-release-us-jail

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9) TX: Cop charged with manslaughter over “wrong flat” killing
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A police officer who shot and killed a man in his flat in Texas after apparently thinking she was in her own apartment has been arrested. Officer Amber Guyger, 30, has been charged with manslaughter. The family of 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean had demanded that the officer be taken into custody. The victim was a devout Christian who graduated from a university in Arkansas and was working for multinational PricewaterhouseCoopers. Officer Guyger has been in the police department for four years and is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. She was booked at the Kaufman County Jail and the investigation is ongoing, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.” (09/10/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45468083

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10) Sessions: Immigration judges “must be efficient” with backlog
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a group of new immigration judges Monday they have an obligation to decide cases efficiently in a system besieged by ballooning dockets and lengthy backlogs. Speaking to the group of 44 new judges (the largest class of immigration judges in U.S. history) Sessions told them they must keep ‘our federal laws functioning effectively, fairly, and consistently.’ The attorney general has pushed for faster rulings in immigration cases and issued directives preventing judges from administratively closing cases, which has reignited a debate about the independence of immigration judges, who work for the Justice Department and are not part of the judicial branch.” (09/10/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Sessions-Immigration-judges-must-be-efficient-13217922.php

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11) Libya: Regime forces quash gunmen after attack on state oil company
Source: Bloomberg

“Libya’s National Oil Corp. will carry out operations as usual across the country after security forces quashed a deadly attack on the state company’s headquarters in the capital Tripoli, the NOC’s chairman said. All the attackers were killed, and security forces are now in control of the headquarters of the NOC, the most important revenue-generating government institution and a rare embodiment of unity in the divided country. Two employees were killed and at least 10 people injured, Wissam Al-Messmari, a manager for the Petroleum Facilities Guard, said by phone from Tripoli. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.” (09/10/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-10/gunmen-attack-libya-oil-company-headquarters-in-tripoli-clashes

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12) Poll: Only half of Americans say election process is “fair and open”
Source: USA Today

“Helen Butler carefully avoids mentioning Russian hacking or other threats to election systems when she tries to register voters in Georgia. She doesn’t want to scare off people already doubting their vote will count. ‘I’m concerned about anything that would dissuade voters from participating,’ said Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda. As midterms approach, Butler, election officials and others face the challenge of convincing wary voters to go to the polls. They’re right to be concerned. Only about half of American voters believe the nation’s elections are ‘fair and open,’ according to a recent University of Virginia Center for Politics/Ipsos poll. And only 15 percent of those voters ‘strongly agree’ with that.” (09/10/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/09/10/midterms-half-voters-think-elections-fair-and-open/1245959002

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13) Vatican promises ‘clarifications’ to pope cover-up claims
Source: Yahoo! News

“The Vatican is preparing the ‘necessary clarifications’ about accusations that top Vatican officials including Pope Francis covered up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American ex-cardinal, Francis'[s] top advisers said Monday. In a statement, Francis'[s] nine cardinal advisers expressed their ‘full solidarity’ with the pope over the scandal, which has thrown his papacy into crisis. The cardinals, who are meeting at the Vatican this week, said they were aware that ‘the Holy See is working on formulating the potential and necessary clarifications.’ Francis has refused to respond to the 11-page document published Aug. 26 by the retired ambassador to the U.S., Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.” (09/10/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/vatican-promises-clarifications-pope-cover-claims-161805683.html

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14) Report: DeSantis resigns from Congress
Source: Reuters

“U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis, a Republican running for governor of Florida, has resigned from Congress, an aide to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Monday. Ryan received a letter from DeSantis notifying him of the resignation, which is effective immediately, the aide said. His reason for resigning now were not immediately available. DeSantis'[s] term in the House would have expired in January whether he won the Florida gubernatorial race or not. His Democratic opponent for governor is Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is black. Late last month, there were reports that DeSantis made a racially-tinged remark in referring to Gillum. DeSantis has denied the remark was racially motivated. On Monday, the Washington Post reported that DeSantis in the past has been a speaker at events organized by a conservative columnist who has said that African-Americans owe their freedom to white people.” (09/10/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-desantis/republican-florida-governor-candidate-resigns-from-congress-ryan-aide-idUSKCN1LQ21V

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15) Trump to provide written answers under oath in Zervos defamation lawsuit
Source: Aol News

“Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Summer Zervos will reportedly be getting written answers under oath from President Trump as part of a defamation lawsuit stemming from her prior sexual assault claim against him. … because of state rules, Trump could be subject to perjury charges if any false information is found to be given.” (09/09/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/09/09/trump-to-provide-written-answers-under-oath-in-zervos-defamation-lawsuit/23521653/

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16) House Republicans target more tax cuts as elections near
Source: Raw Story

“Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to unveil another round of tax cuts this week, hoping to draw a sharp contrast between themselves and Democrats ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections. Republican lawmakers and strategists say a new tax debate should amplify the party’s upbeat economic message, touting a report by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation that forecast the creation of 1.5 million jobs and wage increases if individual tax cuts in last year’s tax reform bill were made permanent. ‘Anytime we’re talking about tax cuts and the growing economy, we’re winning,’ said Matt Gorman, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the party’s main campaign support for House Republican candidates. But experts say House Republican leaders could have trouble mustering the 216 votes needed to pass the measure, given the prospect of widening the federal budget deficit already swollen by a round of tax cuts in December.” [editor’s note: Wake me when there are actual “spending cuts” – SAT] (09/10/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/house-republicans-target-tax-cuts-elections-near

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17) Afghanistan: Taliban kills dozens of regime forces in multiple attacks
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“At least 37 members of Afghan security forces and pro-government fighters have been killed in separate attacks carried out by the Taliban in the country’s north, according to provincial officials. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, the head of the provincial council in Kunduz province, said that at least 13 security forces were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Dashti Archi district, with another 15 members of the security forces wounded there. … Meanwhile, in Jawzjan province, Provincial Police Chief General Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani said the Taliban launched attacks in Khamyab district … He said that at least eight policemen were killed and three other police personnel were wounded. … The armed group also killed another 14 local Afghan policemen and pro-government militiamen in the Dara Suf district of Samangan province …. In the northern Sari Pul province, Taliban fighters attacked checkpoints of the army and pro-government militia near the provincial capital, Sari Pul city, provincial police chief General Abdul Qayum Baqizai said. Two pro-government fighters were killed and two others wounded …” (09/10/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/taliban-kills-dozens-afghan-troops-multiple-attacks-180910083943608.html

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18) LA: City’s mayor bans Nike products from booster clubs
Source: USA Today

“The same day Colin Kaepernick shared his full-length Nike ad, a Louisiana mayor reportedly banned Nike products from booster clubs. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn III ordered playground booster clubs to stop wearing and buying any Nike products in a leaked memorandum dated Sept. 5. ‘Under no circumstances will any Nike product or any product with the Nike logo be purchased for use or delivery at any City of Kenner Recreation Facility,’ the memorandum appearing signed by Zahn states. The widely shared memo says that all apparel, shoes, equipment and any athletic purchase must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation. Zahn plans to issue a public statement on the memo sometime Monday, Kenner spokesman Bob Ross told USA TODAY. Chad Pitfield, the city’s director of Parks and Recreation Department, referred questions to Ross.” (09/10/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/09/10/mayor-bans-nike-louisiana-colin-kaepernick-ad-leaked-memo/1253990002

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19) Sweden: Ruling party scrapes an election win as far right gains support
Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“A preliminary count in Sweden’s general election on Sunday shows a populist, anti-immigrant party making gains in parliament at the expense of the nation’s governing center-left coalition. If results hold, the Sweden Democrats, a nationalist party with neo-Nazi roots, will become the third-largest party in parliament, handing the governing Social Democrats a stinging setback. With 84.4 percent of votes counted, the Sweden Democrats had 17.6 percent of the vote compared to 28.4 for the Social Democrats, according to the Sweden public broadcaster SVT. ” (09/09/18)

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/09/646116493/sweden-election-ruling-party-scrapes-a-win-as-far-right-gains-support

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20) Moonves departs as chief of CBS; financial package to be withheld pending investigation
Source: CBS News

“CBS Corporation announced on Sunday that chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves is departing the company, effective immediately. Moonves’ exit comes hours after The New Yorker published accounts from six women with allegations of sexual assault or misconduct, following allegations by six other women in July. A financial exit package for Moonves will be withheld pending the results of an ongoing investigation into the allegations against him. Moonves was eligible for as much as $180 million if fired without cause, according to an employment contract he signed in May 2017. Recent reports indicated a potential payout in the range of $100 million. The company said in a statement that CBS and Moonves will donate $20 million to one or more organizations that support the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace. The donation will be made immediately, the statement said, and deducted from any severance he ultimately receives.” (09/09/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/leslie-moonves-departs-cbs-ceo-chairman-financial-package-withheld-pending-investigation/

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

21) Trump confronts the enemy within
Source: Reason
by Steve Chapman

“Deep in the White House, someone is acting to subvert Donald Trump’s policies, thwart his desires, and generally sabotage his presidency. No, not the anonymous ‘senior official’ who wrote an op-ed for The New York Times. The name of the person making a relentless effort to keep the president from achieving his goals is well-known: Donald Trump. Other presidents have occasionally shot themselves in the foot. Trump’s lower limbs are riddled with new bullet holes every day. He campaigned as though he didn’t want to win, and he governs — ‘governs,’ rather — as though he doesn’t want a second term, or maybe even a full first term. It would be only a mild surprise to learn that he has been a Democratic mole, scheming incessantly to covertly discredit the Republican Party by making it complicit in his ineptitude and sleaze.” (09/10/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/09/10/trump-confronts-the-enemy-within

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22) Why are we siding with al Qaeda?
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is helping al-Qaeda in Syria, it’s not as strange as it may seem: our interventionist foreign policy increasingly requires Washington to partner up with ‘bad guys’ in pursuit of its dangerous and aggressive foreign policy goals. Does the Trump Administration actually support al-Qaeda and ISIS? Of course not. But the ‘experts’ who run Trump’s foreign policy have determined that a de facto alliance with these two extremist groups is for the time being necessary to facilitate the more long-term goals in the Middle East. And what are those goals? Regime change for Iran.” (09/10/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/siding-al-qaeda

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23) Abolish the national anthem
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“It’s football season again, which means that the kneeling controversy is back. … the controversy is no business of the government. The issue is for the NFL and the rest of the private sector to resolve. But here’s a possible solution to the controversy: The NFL could stop the national anthem from being sung at football games. In fact, while we are on the subject, it could also stop the militarism that has overtaken football games. For that matter, so could Major League Baseball and other sporting organizations. Better yet, how about just having Congress repeal the law that brought about the adoption of the national anthem? At the same time, it could also repeal the law that made the Pledge of Allegiance a national pledge. Best of all, Congress could dismantle the entire Cold War-era national-security state apparatus, which many people have come to identify with the national anthem and the pledge of allegiance, and restore a limited-government republic to our land.” (09/10/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/09/10/abolish-the-national-anthem/

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24) Student loan forgiveness is an even worse use of taxpayer money than you thought
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Preston Cooper

“Politicians have a taste for promising student loan forgiveness. The Obama administration made federal student loan borrowers in certain repayment plans eligible for forgiveness five years earlier, while the Trump administration has proposed moving the forgiveness date up yet another five years for undergraduate borrowers. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a loan forgiveness program for public-sector workers has received bipartisan support in Congress, and some members have even proposed expanding it to farmers. But a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper suggests that loan forgiveness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The paper analyzes a mortgage-modification program created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, which offered partial loan forgiveness to certain underwater homeowners. The authors find no evidence that forgiveness had any effect on subsequent mortgage default rates.” (09/10/18)

https://fee.org/articles/student-loan-forgiveness-is-an-even-worse-use-of-taxpayer-money-than-you-thought/

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25) The higher education bubble is bursting, and that’s a good thing
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“A good indication of a tightening labor market is the fact that several major corporations have dropped their college degree requirements. College just became an even bigger waste of time and money for many. Job recruiting site Glassdoor recently reported that companies like Google, Apple, IBM, Bank of America no longer require that applicants have a college degree. Neither do companies like Costco, Whole Foods, Publix, Chipotle, Home Depot, Starbucks. (Does it really take a college degree to know how roll a burrito, pour coffee, or stack giant jars of mayonnaise?) When jobs were scarce and unemployed workers plentiful, requiring a college degree might have made some sense, if only to easily weed out most applicants. When workers are scarce, companies can’t be so picky. But in any economy, there’s a downside to college requirements. Limiting the worker pool to graduates feeds into the notion that everyone has to go to college, when many kids shouldn’t. It also eliminates opportunities for the two-thirds of people without a degree, many of whom would probably be better workers than pampered graduates holding a degree in sociology and lugging a mountain of debt.” (09/07/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/college-bubble-tuition-job-requirements

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26) A libertarian lament: With Bolsonaro’s rise in Brazil where should we turn?
Source: David Unsworth

“Bolsonaro, who currently represents Rio de Janeiro state as a deputy in Congress, has capitalized on public outrage over crime and corruption. Often called the ‘Brazilian Trump,’ he has staked out a hardline position as a law and order candidate, particularly supportive of militarizing the restless and crime-ridden favelas that ring many of Brazil’s major cities. During a recent trip to Brazil, I spoke with many people in Rio de Janeiro state, and the support for Bolsonaro was surprisingly palpable. Bolsonaro is hardly the type of candidate who encapsulates the spirit of the ‘cariocas’ as people from Rio de Janeiro are known colloquially. He is a devout evangelical Catholic who has been accused of racist, sexist, and homophobic statements, expressed admiration for Brazil’s military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985, and been openly supportive of largescale military invasions of parts of major Brazilian cities. … despite some of his questionable personal rhetoric, his supporters point out that he is one of a handful of politicians who has had absolutely no allegations of corruption against him during his tenure in public life.” (09/10/18)

https://panampost.com/david-unsworth/2018/09/10/a-libertarian-lament-with-bolsonaros-rise-in-brazil-where-should-we-turn/

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27) Trump’s dangerous [sic] Asian game
Source: Reuters
by David A Andelman

“U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had to do some elaborate diplomatic two-steps during their swing across the Indian subcontinent during the first week of September. And that goes way beyond simply being forced to deny that neither was the anonymous author of the stunning New York Times column disclosing that senior administration officials were ‘working diligently from within to frustrate parts of [Trump’s] agenda and his worst inclinations.’ Beyond the backdrop of reported tension over Trump’s mimicking of the accent of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there were the Gordian-like questions of choosing the United States’ greatest friend between arch neighbors, India and Pakistan; which of the two is the most effective bulwark against Chinese expansion and Taliban militants, and which could be the most reliable partner in trade and commerce.” (09/10/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-andelman-asia-commentary/commentary-trumps-dangerous-asian-game-idUSKCN1LQ20Y

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28) A politically incorrect guide to not being a dick
Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“Political correctness is a fucking bust. It may have started with the best of intentions but so was the Russian Revolution and both ended in bourgeois tyranny. Political correctness has been more or less the law of the zeitgeist since the early Eighties when the radical feminists teamed up with the puritanical Reaganites to poop the raucous party of the Seventies, after the CIA unleashed AIDS to kill all the fun faggots (I’m only half-kidding). And in the proceeding decades the PC revolution has achieved absolutely nothing. Black and brown people are still poor as dirt. Women and femmes are still roundly violated on a daily basis. And the prison state has never been stronger. The only thing political correctness really achieved was making it easier for bigots to hide behind the facade of good manners.” (09/10/18)

https://exileinhappyvalley.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-politically-incorrect-guide-to-not.html

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29) Federal government versus private sector compensation
Source: Independent Institute
by Craig Eyermann

“The average total compensation of U.S. government workers for all education levels is $134,784 per year (in constant 2015 U.S. dollars), which is 17 percent higher than the average annual compensation of comparable private sector workers. Assuming that a 2.1 percent raise would apply to this figure, which combines the values of both wages and benefits, the average total compensation of the U.S. government’s civilian employees would rise by $2,830 to $137,614 in terms of 2015 dollars. Multiplied by 1,880,000 civilian federal workers, that automatic pay increase would have cost U.S. taxpayers over $5.3 billion if it had been allowed to proceed unchecked.” (09/10/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/09/10/federal-government-versus-private-sector-compensation/

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30) How to buy Bitcoin without disclosing your identity
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Kai Sedgwick

“Privacy preservation is one of cryptocurrency’s defining characteristics. Digital assets such as bitcoin provide a far higher degree of anonymity and surety than traditional online payment methods such as credit card or Paypal. There’s just one problem: buying bitcoin without disclosing your most intimate details isn’t easy. The following options, which don’t require KYC, are better bets for privacy connoisseurs.” (09/10/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/how-to-buy-bitcoin-without-disclosing-your-identity/

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31) Trump, others question integrity, credentials of anonymous author
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
by Debra Saunders

“An anonymous Trump administration official confessed in an opinion piece published Wednesday that many senior officials ‘are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. I would know. I am one of them.’ There are many ways to react to the anonymous piece published by The New York Times. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., offered one take. He told CNN that, in his world, people don’t care much about what runs in The New York Times. Fair enough. Others questioned the author’s integrity or credentials. Ari Fleischer, press secretary for President George W. Bush, tweeted, ‘Support the President or don’t work there.’ Jennifer Palmieri, former communications director for President Barack Obama, noted that ‘this person could easily be someone most of us have never heard of’ — for example, a deputy of a department most voters don’t know.” (09/10/18)

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/debra-saunders/trump-others-question-integrity-credentials-of-anonymous-author

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32) People might be getting the Swedish elections all wrong
Source: The Intercept
by Zaid Jilani

“Sweden’s voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect a national government, and all eyes are on the Sweden Democrats, a once minor, far-right party that netted around 18 percent of the vote. This comes after winning 12.9 percent in 2014 and puts them a bit behind the Moderates, the center-right party, but far behind both the center-left and center-right coalitions, each of which claimed roughly 40 percent. Mattias Karlsson, the party’s leader in the legislature, was triumphant at a results party. ‘2018 is to conservatism what 1968 was to the left,’ he reportedly said. But the results were far less than the party, famous for its anti-immigrant rhetoric, had hoped for, with leaders boasting that perhaps 1 in 4 voters would choose them. That didn’t happen, and the relatively meager 5 percentage point boost calls into question the conventional wisdom that anti-immigrant politics are inevitably on the rise in Europe.” (09/10/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/10/sweden-election-immigration-far-right-inequality/

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33) Washington quietly increases lethal weapons to Ukraine
Source: Cato Institute
by Ted Galen Carpenter

“For all of the loose (frequently hysterical) talk in Congress, the foreign policy community, and the news media about President Donald Trump’s alleged eagerness to appease Vladimir Putin, U.S. policy remains as confrontational as ever toward Russia. … On no issue is the administration’s risky course more evident than its military policy toward Ukraine. Recent measures are certain to provoke Moscow further, and entangle the United States to an unwise extent with an extremely murky, ideologically troubling Ukrainian regime.” (09/10/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/washington-quietly-increases-lethal-weapons-ukraine

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34) Anonymous: Ye shall know him by his fruits
Source: The American Spectator
by David Catron

“[T]he solipsistic voice and callow perspective that ‘Anonymous’ brings to the Op-Ed tends to undermine the claim that it was written by a high-ranking official in any administration. Most senior members of the Trump administration are over 50 years old and many are well beyond 60. Yet, throughout the entire essay, there is an unmistakable thread of historical illiteracy and presentism that one would normally associate with a Millennial. This is evident in its very first sentence: ‘President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.’ Really? This means one of two things: Either ‘Anonymous’ believes that the modern era began a couple of decades ago or that the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, the OPEC Embargo, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the fall of the Soviet Union, the Clinton impeachment, the 9-11 attacks, and the Iraq War were all relatively minor events for the relevant presidential administrations.” (09/10/18)

https://spectator.org/anonymous-ye-shall-know-him-by-his-fruits/

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35) That time CNN staged a fake interview with a Syrian child for war propaganda
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Imagine if you and some friends wandered into a completely dark room together for some reason. You’ve never been in this room before, and you can’t see a thing. Now imagine one of your friends says he can see everything in the room perfectly, and starts describing the different things that he sees in a confident, assertive tone of voice. You know for a fact that there’s no light in the room, so you are doubtful that your friend is able to see any better than you are, but one by one your other friends start talking about the objects in the room as though what he is saying is true. After a while your group starts telling you you’re crazy and evil because you remain skeptical of your first friend’s ability to see the room in pitch darkness, despite his assertive tone of voice and despite the fact that everyone else believes it. Western public discourse about Syria is very much the same. All the time I get people coming up yelling at me about what a butcher Bashar al-Assad is, how he loves gassing children because he’s an evil monster, how he’s killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in his own country out of sheer sadism, and all I can say to them is, you don’t know that.” (09/10/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/09/10/that-time-cnn-staged-a-fake-interview-with-a-syrian-child-for-war-propaganda

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36) Thomas Jefferson rejects the power of Congress to “do whatever evil they please”
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“Thomas Jefferson rejected the ‘anything and everything’ view of the general welfare clause that so many hold today. Conventional wisdom holds that the Constitution’s ‘general welfare’ clause authorizes the federal government to do anything and everything imaginable, as long as it somehow relates to an undefined conception of ‘national common good.’ But supporters of the Constitution during ratification insisted that the general government would only exercise a very limited number of powers. As James Madison put it in Federalist #45, federal powers are ‘few and defined.’ So, how can we reconcile the popular ‘anything and everything’ conception of the general welfare clause and the ratification era promise of limited federal power? Quite simply, we can’t, as Thomas Jefferson argued during the debate over the establishment of a national bank in 1791.” (09/10/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/09/10/thomas-jefferson-rejects-the-power-of-congress-to-do-whatever-evil-they-please/

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37) The market, justice, and charity: A Jewish perspective
Source: Acton Institute
by Curt Biren

“The traditional view of justice reflects first principles — principles which are inherent, if not explicit, in the Hebrew Bible. They seem self-evident but are worth reiterating. There is right and wrong — with wrongs, like transgressions against another’s life or property, codified in law. We have free will. We are responsible and accountable for our individual actions and their consequences (excluding those beyond our control). In being held accountable, we are subject to receiving our just desert, with equality under the law favoring neither the poor nor the rich. The principles seem straightforward, appealing to our common sense. They not only make sense but, for many, they are also godly. They reflect transcendent, eternal, universal, and moral values, as best as we can discern them. Does the broad conception of justice — social justice, economic justice, distributive justice — cohere with the traditional notion of justice?” (09/10/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/09/10/market-justice-and-charity-jewish-perspective

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38) Sometimes a great moment
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,’ Corey Anthony Booker said, referring, during last week’s Senate hearings, to his ‘leakage’ of confidential emails from Supreme Court nominee Brett Michael Kavanaugh. … The moment Senator Booker was referring to was from Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, where a group of slaves all claim to be Spartacus, the leader of the rebelling slaves. Booker mostly missed the point of a great movie scene. That wasn’t all he missed. The emails he leaked (a.) had in fact been previously released to the public; (b.) he knew this; and (c.) they somehow failed to provide that killer proof of Kavanaugh’s racist love of racial profiling. Funny, in a cringe-inducing sort of way, as when someone tries to tell a mildly risqué joke at a church social … and flubs it.” (09/10/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/09/10/sometimes-a-great-moment/

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39) Do conservatives know much about conservative history?
Source: The New Republic
by Jeet Heer

“Writing in Politico on Sunday, historian Geoffrey Kabaservice argued that liberals, and particularly liberal historians, have done conservatism a profound disservice in recent decades. Under the headline ‘Liberals Don’t Know Much About Conservative History,’ Kabaservice lamented the ‘veritable tsunami of historical literature on conservatism’ in the past 20 years, ‘virtually all’ of which ‘have been written by liberals.’ Kabaservice, author of the fine book, Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, believes that these works ‘reveal the pitfalls for liberals writing about a movement with which they have no personal experience. If you’re a historian who has not a single conservative colleague (and perhaps not even one conservative friend) chances are you’ll approach conservatism as anthropologists once approached tribes they considered remote, exotic, and quite possibly dangerous.’” (09/10/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151127/conservatives-know-much-conservative-history

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40) When wrong wins
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“In the real world, the wrong side often wins. The Bolsheviks won the Russian Civil War. The Nazis won Germany’s 1933 election. North Vietnam won the Vietnam War. The Ayatollah beat the Shah. The more history you know, the more examples you see of the Triumph of Evil (or to be more precise, the Triumph of the Greater Evil). Question: When you witness these lamentable outcomes, what should you conclude? Some people will reconsider their original evaluation. When ‘wrong’ wins, perhaps we should conclude that ‘wrong’ was actually in the right. But it’s hard to see why mere victory would exonerate anyone.” (09/10/18)

https://www.econlib.org/when-wrong-wins/

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41) Four reasons why socialism fails
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Antony P Mueller

“The new ‘democratic socialists’ want to make their followers believe that one could redistribute wealth and income and socialize a large part of the economy without harming production and productivity. They claim that a comprehensive control of the economy by the government would bring more justice and more prosperity. The democratic socialists want more planning and less market. Yet this postulate ignores that socialism does not fail by accident or circumstance. Socialism fails because it suffers from four fundamental design defects.” (09/10/18)

https://mises.org/wire/4-reasons-why-socialism-fails

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42) Elections and the illusion of political control
Source: CounterPunch
by Rob Urie

“As if on special at Metaphors-R-Us, and just in time for the primary elections, CNN published an article on fake buttons that are provided to give people the illusion of control. It seems psychologists determined that fake buttons at crosswalks, in elevators and in other public and quasi-public places convey a sense of control without the power of control. In the space between upcoming elections and the creeping realization that connected capitalists still control the country, the question is of what reform candidates can really accomplish?” (09/10/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/09/10/elections-and-the-illusion-of-political-control/

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43) The seditionists
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“I’m often asked ‘How can you claim President Trump is in any way supporting your antiwar agenda when he …’ and this is followed by a reference to at least one of the places on earth where he’s violating his ‘no more regime change’ pledge or otherwise supporting the unsupportable, as in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. I’ve always answered by saying that, in the long run, and in a general sense, his November 2016 win was a giant step forward in that the anti-interventionist principle has been victorious even if it’s being imperfectly implemented. However, back in April I raised the possibility of an active ‘resistance’ inside the White House that is specifically preventing him from carrying out his mandate for peace.” (09/10/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/09/09/the-seditionists/

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44) Trump launches aggressive poverty disinformation campaign
Source: The American Prospect
by Saurav Sarkar & Aaron Noffke

“Just how many Americans are poor? The Trump administration wants you to believe that just 3 percent of the U.S. population is poor. The Council of Economic Advisers made that claim in a little-noticed report published earlier this summer, as part of a coordinated effort to justify harsh new restrictions on government assistance programs. This bad-faith estimate emerged more from a desire to hurt the poor than to engage in honest policymaking on the issue of poverty. In March, the Congressional Budget Office found that nearly half of social safety net payments are going to people that the federal government once considered ‘middle class.’ Think about that: At a time when even the middle class is starting to look poor, the administration argues that not even the poor are poor so that federal officials can move to cut programs that both groups now rely on to stay afloat. So what’s behind this numbers game?” (09/10/18)

http://prospect.org/article/trump-launches-aggressive-poverty-disinformation-campaign

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45) Constitutional originalism requires birthright citizenship
Source: National Review
by Dan McLaughlin

“Among the ideas that percolate now and then on the Right is the idea of reforming or eliminating birthright citizenship, the policy by which anyone born on American soil automatically becomes a natural-born citizen. From a policy perspective, there is fair grounds for debate: there are reasonable objections to the abuse of birthright citizenship, but also serious problems of principle and practice with changing it. But from a legal perspective, the answer should be clear: a proper originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, as presently written, guarantees American citizenship to those born within our borders, with only a few limited exceptions.” (09/09/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/constitutional-originalism-requires-birthright-citizenship/

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46) The latest conservative defense of tariffs
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“For many years now, some conservatives, in their magazine and web articles criticizing government-managed trade agreements such as NAFTA and CAFTA, have made veiled criticisms of free trade. But no more. Since the beginning of the year, when Donald Trump started imposing protective tariffs on selected items from certain countries, those conservatives have begun to openly criticize free trade and promote protectionism. Sure, they are still denigrating real free trade by associating it with trade agreements, GATT, the WTO, the UN, the EU, the desire of globalist elites to have a one-world government, the decline of American independence, and the surrendering of American sovereignty. They are still promoting the idea that without the government’s protecting certain industries, the United States can become dangerously dependent on foreign suppliers for essential commodities in times of war.” (09/10/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/the-latest-conservative-defense-of-tariffs/

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47) Quantum Vibe, 09/10/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (09/10/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1845

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48) Centrist Democrats whistling while party burns
Source: In These Times
by Miles Kampf-Lassin

“If there’s one thing establishment Democrats excel at, it’s covering their ears and whistling the tired tunes of centrism. Despite having experienced the wholesale rejection of their neoliberal politics and the resurgence of a bold left-wing populism across the country, centrist true believers are doing everything in their power to keep the party’s progressive insurgency at bay — even if that means stamping out the newfound populist energy breathing life back into the party. Take the Opportunity 2020 conference, hosted in late July in Columbus, Ohio, by Third Way, a centrist think tank. At the gathering, moderate Democrats (including lawmakers and party big wigs like billionaire real estate developer Winston Fisher, cohost of this conference-turned-consolation session) convinced themselves that their brand of tepid, business-friendly policies is what the public really wants.” (09/10/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21411/centrist-democrats-socialism-third-way-neoliberal-2020-elections

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49) The why of the Swedish vote
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“Sweden now joins many other countries in Europe — Italy, Hungary, Poland, France, Germany, and, of course, the UK — in experiencing political upheaval in the wake of the refugee crisis. Sweden took in more refugees than any other country, and now this vote is being widely interpreted as an anti-immigrant backlash. And that’s about as deep as the analysis goes, along with the now-predictable rhetorical wars over race, nationality, religion, and the politics of hate. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it tracks what is happening in the US today. It’s the breakdown of the postwar political consensus and the move to something new. What that is and means — and whether it is going to mean more or less liberty in our lives — is in flux.” (09/09/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/why-swedish-vote

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50) Sisi: The west’s favorite dictator
Source: spiked
by Tim Black

“Egypt is a nation ruled by and through force. It is a nation in which the state can carry out extrajudicial killings with impunity, can disappear people at will, and enmesh others in the grindingly slow, byzantine proceedings of court and prison house. And it is a nation in which the survivors of a massacre can be sentenced to death. And yet, despite the grim autocracy now prevailing in Egypt, Western states have done nothing but cosy up to it. This regime that is as illiberal and brutal as that of Assad’s in Syria has often been celebrated by governments in the US and Europe. So the news that Sisi had won this year’s presidential election by a margin that, had it been achieved by the likes of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe or Saddam Hussein in Iraq, would have prompted derision, was greeted instead by backslapping.” (09/19/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/sisi-the-wests-favourite-dictator/21780

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51) Reason Podcast, 09/10/18
Source: Reason

“Did you see Barack Obama’s big get-back-in-the-ring speech last week? Here’s the whole kaboodle; here’s a five-minute highlight reel. The former president said stuff like ‘I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them enemies of the people,’ warned about relying on rogue White House bureaucrats to sometimes do the right thing, and extolled voting as the number-one method for counter-acting his successor. To the surprise of no one, that latter suggestion in particular irked Katherine Mangu-Ward during our Monday editor-roundtable version of the Reason Podcast, also featuring Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, and me [Matt Welch]. The discussion quickly broadened out to the importance/veracity of Bob Woodward’s new book, the possible identities and purpose of the anonymous New York Times White House resister, the political garbage-fire of last week’s Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, last week’s social media hearings on Capitol Hill, and more.” [various formats] (09/10/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/10/whos-ready-for-an-obama

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52) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 365
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc once again welcomes back the liberty movement’s foremost expert on foreign policy, Scott Horton! Scott breaks down the war Saudi/US war on Yemen — why and how it began, the terrible humanitarian crisis that has resulted, and what we can do to see it end. Share this show far and wide with your friends, family and circles of influence to spread awareness of the horrific crimes occurring in Yemen.” [various formats] (09/10/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/09/10/scott-horton-exposes-the-horrific-war-in-yemen/

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53) One Free Family, episode 31
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“It’s something no parent really anticipates when they start adding more children to their family, but it happens way more frequently than most people like to acknowledge. Gaining a sibling can bring our kids a lot of joy, but it also brings out a number of complicated emotions that they might not be quite ready to process. … In this episode, James and Taylor talk about strategies for trying to deal with these situations as peacefully and effectively as possible, as well as strategies to help build more connection between our young children so that they can see their relationship in a more positive light.” [Flash audio] (09/10/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/when-your-toddler-hits-your-baby-off031/

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54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 244
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“Will Porter returns to FPF to cover the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Will debunks the common lies about Ghouta 2013, Khan Sheikhoun 2017, and Douma 2018. Will and Kyle discuss the Syrian Army offensive in Idlib and the potential for another alleged chemical weapons attack.” [various formats] (09/10/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-244-false-flags-in-syria-guest-will-porter

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55) The Last Nighters, episode 36
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Robert and I fire up the Walkman to kick out some tunes for Guardians of the Galaxy. We focus on the first movie, which was really quite good and we crap all over the second one, where one of the hosts could not even finish watching. This is one of our first dips into the Marvel Comic Universe, but it will not be the last. I am Groot.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/10/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/the-last-nighters-episode-36-guardians-of-the-galaxy/

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56) Scott Adams Says, 09/10/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about Nike, socialism, and tyrants versus moles. With coffee.” [Flash video] (09/10/18)

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

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

“Obama disses Trump :: Divided America :: Blue Wave :: Voting tests :: Student loan debt :: Mark and Darryl.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/09/18)

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

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58) Fundamental Freedoms, 09/09/18
Source: We Are Libertarians

“What Are Rights?” [Flash video] (09/09/18)

https://wearelibertarians.com/fundamental-freedoms-what-are-rights/

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59) The Bob Zadek Show, 09/09/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“Jonathan Haidt on *The Coddling of the American Mind*” [various formats] (09/09/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/9/8/jonathan-haidt-on-the-coddling-of-the-americanmind

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60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 181
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“Anarchy on the Road. We discuss Rich’s recent trip through TSA, why he still hasn’t purchased legal weed, the current state of crypto as we see it, and these HEADLINES: — EA’s Failed In-Game Moneymaking Strategy Proves that Consumers Remain the Most Effective Regulators of Markets — Reparations vs. Property Rights.” [various formats] (09/09/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/the-anarchist-experience-181/

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