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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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In the News:

1) China: Regime seeks WTO backing for $7 billion in sanctions on US
2) Russian, Chinese regimes join forces in largest war games since Soviet era
3) International Criminal Court “undeterred” by US threats
4) Google back in court arguing against French regime’s global Internet censorship demand
5) Trump blasts FBI, DOJ over Strzok-Page “media leak strategy”
6) Italy: Hundreds of rare gold coins discovered beneath theater
7) OR: Discovery of dog saves man from sex crime conviction
8) Trump visit to Ireland postponed for “scheduling reasons”
9) NY: “Crack pipe” vending machines found in Long Island
10) US companies react on impact of Trump trade tariffs
11) DC: Facial biometrics used to detect, abduct woman traveling without US regime’s permission
12) Study: Cannabis can enhance pleasure and frequency of sex
13) Australia: Herald Sun front page defends Serena Williams cartoon
14) CO: Regime joins frivolous opioid litigation parade
15) NH: Bernie Sanders’s son in crowded primary field
16) CA: Brown signs “clean energy” bill
17) Nashville: Drunken asshole destroys Greyhound bus station in bizarre racist rampage
18) Judge rules US securities law can cover cryptocurrencies
19) US Navy pilot receives participation award for pushing button during regime’s illegal aggression in Syria
20) Tribes: Trump illegally approved “Keystone XL” land theft/corporate welfare boondoggle

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The economics of autarky
22) The Nakamoto Imperative: Why we have to build a decentralist culture
23) The Berlin Wall: In or out?
24) John Bolton versus the International Criminal Court: A simple solution
25) This 9/11, end the Afghanistan War
26) #MeToo and the end of redemption
27) Demolishing the Warren Report with two images from CBS News
28) Americans need social media guided by the rights enshrined in the US Constitution
29) Real “collusion”: Deep State’s failed effort to elect Hillary Clinton unravels
30) Leave Syria the hell alone
31) Bloody Tuesday
32) Nullify drug war, empower juries, save lives: All in a day’s work for this heroic defense attorney
33) As things heat up in Idlib, remember US empire history with false flags
34) Beware the press’s self-serving calls to regulate social media
35) The caste system
36) Why the elites prefer a centralized legal system
37) He was the resistance inside the Obama administration
38) What you need to know about the proposed rule on family detention
39) Good news and bad news about campus speech codes
40) The militant wing of the anti-abortion movement is back — and it’s never been closer to victory
41) A third attack on Syria would be just as illegal as the last two
42) Masterpiece Cakeshop, the sequel: The baker is back in court
43) What I don’t like about life in post-9/11 America
44) How the EU’s copyright filters will make it trivial for anyone to censor the Internet
45) Everything about 2018 shows why Americans should remember World War One
46) Reining in the regulatory state: Restoring the separation of powers
47) The self-neutered Congress
48) Full-on fascism: Trump makes the transition in his war on the press
49) Laissez-faire and Little Englanderism: The rise, fall, rise, and fall of the Manchester School
50) Is Trump dismantling the regulatory state?

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Jim Bovard Podcast, episode 1
52) The KN@PP Stir Podcast, episode 144
53) Cato Institute, 09/11/18
54) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 09/11/18
55) Postcards from Somalia, episode 10
56) Scott Adams Says, 09/11/18
57) Stossel: War on electric scooters
58) Humans of Bitcoin, 09/11/18
59) Jacob Hornberger on The Scott Horton Show
60) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 72
61) Candidates of Liberty, episode 5
62) Free Talk Live, 09/10/18
63) We Are Libertarians, episode 314
64) Ordered Liberty, episode 88
65) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1236

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

1) China: Regime seeks WTO backing for $7 billion in sanctions on US
Source: Reuters

“China told the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday it wanted to impose $7 billion a year in sanctions on the United States in retaliation for Washington’s non-compliance with a ruling in a dispute over U.S. dumping duties. … China won a WTO ruling in the dispute in 2016, and that judgment was confirmed by an appeal last year. The case concerned the U.S. Commerce Department’s way of calculating the amount of ‘dumping’ — Chinese exports that are priced to undercut American-made goods on the U.S. market. The U.S. calculation method, known as ‘zeroing,’ tended to increase the level of U.S. anti-dumping duties on foreign producers and was repeatedly ruled to be illegal in a series of trade disputes brought to the WTO. The string of U.S. defeats fueled U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to reform the WTO. Trump said last month the United States could withdraw from the WTO if ‘they don’t shape up.’” (09/11/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-sanctions/china-seeks-wto-backing-for-7-billion-sanctions-on-u-s-over-dumping-duties-idUSKCN1LR0TM

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2) Russian, Chinese regimes join forces in largest war games since Soviet era
Source: Telegraph [UK]

“Russia began its largest war games since the Cold War on Tuesday, drilling hundreds of thousands of troops alongside forces from its growing ally China. With 300,000 soldiers, 36,000 vehicles, 1,000 aircraft and 80 ships, the Vostok exercises in eastern Russia will be even bigger than the Zapad training conducted by the Soviet Union in 1981, according to the defence minister. They will last five days and take place across nine training grounds, the Sea of Japan and the Bering Strait. It will be a triumphant moment for Vladimir Putin, who has made the military’s modernisation a top priority following its post-Soviet stagnation and highlighted fantastic-sounding new nuclear weapons in his state-of-the-nation speech in March.” (09/11/18)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/11/russia-holds-largest-war-games-since-soviet-era/

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3) International Criminal Court “undeterred” by US threats
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Afghan rights workers warned Tuesday that a blistering U.S. attack on the International Criminal Court investigating war crimes allegations will strengthen a climate of impunity in Afghanistan, prolong the war and embolden those committing acts of violence. In a speech Monday, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Washington would not cooperate with The Hague-based court and threatened it with sanctions, saying it put U.S. sovereignty and national security at risk. The CIA and U.S. forces have been accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan. ‘It’s very unfortunate because delivering justice to victims will help to facilitate the peace process in Afghanistan,’ said Sima Samar, head of Afghanistan’s Human Rights Commission. ‘Justice is not a luxury. It is a basic human right.’” (09/11/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Rights-groups-warn-against-US-flouting-13219884.php

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4) Google back in court arguing against French regime’s global Internet censorship demand
Source: TechCrunch

“Google’s lawyers are in Europe’s top court today arguing against applying the region’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling globally domains, rather only geo-limiting delistings to European sub-domains (as it does now). … Back in 2014 the court ruled search engines must respect Europeans’ privacy rights [sic], and — on request — remove erroneous, irrelevant and/or outdated information about a private citizen. … France’s data protection agency challenged Google’s approach. In May 2016 it ordered the company to make delistings global, and fined it €100,000 for non-compliance. Google appealed and last year the French court decided to refer questions to the ECJ for a ruling on the scope of the delisting — saying it ‘poses a serious difficulty in interpreting the Law of the European Union.’” (09/11/18)

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/11/google-back-in-court-arguing-against-a-global-right-to-be-forgotten/

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5) Trump blasts FBI, DOJ over Strzok-Page “media leak strategy”
Source: The Hill

“President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the Department of Justice and the FBI over texts that he says reveal a ‘media leak strategy’ to undermine his administration. His tweet seems to be referencing a Fox Business segment on ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ …. Dobbs had Fox News contributor Sara Carter on his show Monday night for a segment to discuss a letter sent by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In the letter, Meadows, a Trump ally and frequent critic of the FBI, is accusing government officials of conspiring to leak damaging information to the press in order to hurt the president. Meadows, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, in the letter, said that Strzok and Page discussed a specific media-leak strategy about Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. He accuses Strzok and Page of discussing a media leak the day before The Washington Post reported that the FBI was monitoring Page’s communications.” (09/11/18)

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/406008-trump-blasts-fbi-doj-over-strzok-page-media-leak-strategy

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6) Italy: Hundreds of rare gold coins discovered beneath theater
Source: USA Today

“About 300 Roman-era gold coins were unearthed last week beneath what once was an Italian theater, authorities say. The rare treasure was found by construction workers building an apartment complex at the previous site of the historic Cressoni Theater in northern Italy, which closed in the 1990s. What appears to be a soapstone vase or jar held the coins, believed to be from 474 B.C. ‘More than exceptional, it’s epochal — one of those discoveries that marks the course of history,’ Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli said during a Monday news conference. Luca Rinaldi, the local archaeology superintendent, told the Times of London the coins are in remarkable condition ‘unlike anything else ever found’ in the area. ‘Sometimes coins that are found are stuck together, but these are all separate. It was like opening a wallet,’ she told the Times.” (09/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/11/300-rare-gold-coins-found-italy-under-cressoni-theater/1264502002

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7) OR: Discovery of dog saves man from sex crime conviction
Source: ABC News

“The discovery of a black Lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of a minor. In the trial, the complainant testified Horner had threatened to shoot her animals if she went to the police about the alleged molestation, and said she saw him shoot her dog, killing it, to make his point. Six months after a jury convicted Horner in a verdict that was not unanimous, he asked the Oregon Innocence Project for help. The group took up his case. … Lucy was identified by an undisputed chain of custody and her looks. … That key evidence showed the complainant had not been truthful when testifying, the district attorney said. ‘Lucy the dog was not shot. Lucy the dog is alive and well,’ [District Attorney John] Hummel’s office said in a statement. … Deschutes County Judge Michael Adler dismissed the case.” (09/10/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/discovery-dog-saves-oregon-man-sex-crime-conviction-57736715

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8) Trump visit to Ireland postponed for “scheduling reasons”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“President Donald Trump’s planned November visit to Ireland has been postponed, the Irish government said Tuesday, though the White House said only that the trip was up in the air. The government in Dublin confirmed in a statement that ‘the proposed visit of the U.S. president is postponed.’ It said U.S. officials had ‘cited scheduling reasons.’ Earlier this month, the White House announced Trump would travel to Ireland as part of a trip including a Nov. 11 event in Paris marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Washington had said that Trump would visit Ireland ‘to renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations.’ On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the president would travel to Paris as previously announced.” (09/11/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Trump-visit-to-Ireland-postponed-for-scheduling-13220799.php

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9) NY: “Crack pipe” vending machines found in Long Island
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Local officials in New York’s Long Island say they have removed unauthorised vending machines dispensing drug paraphernalia. The machines allegedly contained glass pipes and filters intended for smoking crack cocaine disguised as pens. The officials said the machines were embedded in concrete without permission in public locations. They said three had been found and encouraged locals to continue to report any more. The machines required residents to insert $2 in quarters to dispense a product and were labelled with ‘pen,’ ‘s-pen’ or ‘sketch pen.’ It is believed they could have been modified tampon dispensers, The New York Post reports.” [editor’s note: Yes, and as we know now, a Bic pen can be dismantled to use as a straw; does that make it “drug paraphernalia” for powder-coke snorting? – SAT] (09/11/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45484856

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10) US companies react on impact of Trump trade tariffs
Source: Raw Story

“China’s foreign ministry said on Monday it would retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with his plan of imposing tariffs on practically all Chinese imports. Trump on Friday threatened additional duties on $267 billion of Chinese goods over and above planned tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods. The following are comments made by U.S. companies after the Trump administration said on July 10 that it would slap tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports: Apple Inc said a ‘wide range’ of its products including the Apple Watch would be affected by proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods but gave no sign of an impact on its iPhone. Apple said its MacMini, a low-priced computer that comes without a keyboard or mouse, would be affected. Many Apple accessories, such as mice, keyboards, chargers and even leather covers for iPhones and iPads would also face tariffs, it said.” (09/11/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/us-companies-react-impact-trump-trade-tariffs

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11) DC: Facial biometrics used to detect, abduct woman traveling without US regime’s permission
Source: Fox 5 NY News

“Border security officials have caught a second impostor trying to enter the United States using a new facial comparison biometric system. It is the second time in less than three weeks since the cutting-edge technology was deployed at Dulles Washington International Airport in the Washington, D.C. area that someone has been caught. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), says a 26-year-old woman, who arrived on a flight from Ghana, presented a U.S. passport as a returning citizen. Utilizing the facial comparison technology, the CBP officer determined that the traveler was not a match to the passport and referred her for further examination which confirmed that she was a Ghanaian citizen and an impostor. The woman’s name was not being released while the investigation continues. Posing as someone else when attempting to enter the United States is a violation of [unconstitional] U.S. immigration law that could result in criminal prosecution. Inadmissible criminals and other foreign nationals routinely attempt various means to enter the US including using stolen, purchased or ‘borrowed’ passports.” [editor’s note: Simple solutions — end the use of passports and ban government use of facial recognition technology – TLK] (09/11/18)

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/illegal-caught-at-airport-using-facial-biometrics

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12) Study: Cannabis can enhance pleasure and frequency of sex
Source: Smell the Truth

“Recent studies are proving that cannabis use can make for better and increased sexual activity. In a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), researchers from Stanford University analyzed data from a group of 28,176 women and 22,943 men in order ‘to elucidate whether a relation between marijuana use and sexual frequency exists using a nationally representative sample of reproductive-age men and women.’ Experts concluded that ‘marijuana use is independently associated with increased sexual frequency and does not appear to impair sexual function,’ with cannabis users reported having 20 percent more sex than people who have never used the substance. Another study published in JSM conducted by Saint Louis University in Missouri was tasked with the purpose ‘to determine if marijuana use before sex affects the sexual experience, by how much, and which domains of sexual function are affected,’ reports Forbes. Researchers polled 133 sexually-active adult women during their annual ObGyn check-ups by asking them to fill out a detailed questionnaire regarding marijuana use before sex.” (09/11/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/09/10/marijuana-can-enhance-pleasure-and-frequency-of-sex-research-finds

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13) Australia: Herald Sun front page defends Serena Williams cartoon
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“An Australian newspaper which found itself at the centre of a race row over its cartoonist’s depiction of Serena Williams has doubled down on its support for the artist. The Herald Sun has hit out at those who criticised Mark Knight’s drawing, which shows Williams jumping over a broken racquet next to a baby’s dummy. Critics said the cartoon used racist and sexist stereotypes. But that did not stop the newspaper reprinting the image on its front page. Underneath the headline ‘Welcome to PC world,’ the newspaper wrote: ‘If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very dull indeed.’” (09/11/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45487873

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14) CO: Regime joins frivolous opioid litigation parade
Source: KUSA 9 News

“The State of Colorado is suing Purdue Pharma, alleging the creator of the opioid drug OxyContin misrepresented the potential for abuse and effectiveness of the drug by sending representatives to medical organizations and doctors’ offices to disseminate that information. The nearly 100-page lawsuit claims the pharmaceutical giant, which has earned $35 billion in opioid manufacturing and sales, took on a marketing campaign aimed at creating doubt that opioids should be used sparingly.” (09/10/18)

https://www.9news.com/article/news/health/colorado-suing-manufacturer-of-oxycontin-for-deceptive-marketing-campaign/73-592806826

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15) NH: Bernie Sanders’s son in crowded primary field
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A toss-up congressional district featuring no fewer than 17 candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders’ son, topped the ballot Tuesday in a New Hampshire primary that provides one of the final measures of the country’s mood before November’s midterm election. Accustomed to going first in the presidential primary, New Hampshire voters are among the last to nominate candidates for November, with Rhode Island and New York holding the nation’s last primaries later this week. Democrat Carol Shea-Porter’s decision to step down after four nonconsecutive terms resulted in a swarm of candidates seeking to replace her in the intriguing 1st Congressional District, which roughly covers the eastern half of the state. The district was once reliably Republican but has flipped in each of the past four cycles. In 2016, it returned Shea-Porter to Congress but backed President Donald Trump.” (09/11/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/The-other-New-Hampshire-primary-State-races-on-13219508.php

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16) CA: Brown signs “clean energy” bill
Source: Aol News

“California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill requiring the state to source electricity from exclusively carbon-free sources by 2045, a move aimed at combating climate change that clashes with U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-fossil fuel policies. The law makes California the largest global economy to commit to 100 percent clean energy. Hawaii is the only other U.S. state to set a similar goal.” (09/10/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/09/10/california-governor-commits-to-100-percent-clean-energy/23523090/

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17) Nashville: Drunken asshole destroys Greyhound bus station in bizarre racist rampage
Source: Raw Story

“A man who appeared drunk caused thousands of dollars in damage to a Greyhound station in Nashville, Tennessee, when he was told he couldn’t purchase a ticket on his phone. As he tore up the station, he yelled racial slurs, Fox 17 first reported. In a video of the incident, he can be seen knocking over kiosks and screaming ‘bring that black bitch out of there.’ The crowd disperses. ‘Come back bitch,’ he yells, presumably at the Greyhound station attendant. ‘Put that on YouTube,’ he yells, presumably to the person filming the incident. They laugh. He kicks in a glass door. Eventually, police arrived at the scene and arrested him.” [editor’s note: 1) “eventually, the police show up” (5 minutes from downtown, and not far from HQ; 2) I was in that very station twice last week, coming and going (timing is everything in life); 3) Not a single person made any effort to stop him, even when he smashed the window (nobody packing? nobody with an ounce of courage? no big security guy on premises, like I saw when I was there?) – SAT] (09/11/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/watch-nashville-man-destroys-greyhound-bus-station-bizarre-racist-rampage

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18) Judge rules US securities law can cover cryptocurrencies
Source: Reuters

“U.S. securities law can be used to prosecute fraud cases over cryptocurrency offerings, a New York federal judge ruled on Tuesday in what appeared to be the first court decision to address the issue. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie in Brooklyn allows federal prosecutors to pursue their case against Maksim Zaslavskiy. The Brooklyn resident was arrested in November on charges that he defrauded investors in two cryptocurrencies, violating the federal Securities Exchange Act. Lawyers for Zaslavskiy did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A spokesman for the office of U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, which is prosecuting the case, declined to comment.” (09/11/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-cryptocurrency/u-s-securities-law-can-cover-cryptocurrencies-judge-rules-idUSKCN1LR26Z

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19) US Navy pilot receives participation award for pushing button during regime’s illegal aggression in Syria
Source: Military.com

“A Navy pilot who took out a Syrian attack jet that was dropping bombs on friendly [sic] forces last year — the service’s first air-to-air kill since the end of the Cold War — was recognized for his heroism [sic] this weekend. Lt. Cmdr. Mike ‘MOB’ Tremel, an F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot with the Strike Fighter Squadron 87, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on Saturday during the Tailhook Association’s annual conference. The medal is awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement during aerial flights.” [editor’s note: Apt nickname – TLK] (09/10/18)

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/09/10/navy-pilot-gets-distinguished-flying-cross-shooting-down-syrian-bomber.html

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20) Tribes: Trump illegally approved “Keystone XL” land theft/corporate welfare boondoggle
Source: Lincoln Journal Star

“Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming that approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline did not adequately analyze potential damage to cultural sites from spills and during construction. Attorneys for the Fort Belknap and Rosebud Sioux tribes asked a federal court in Great Falls, Montana, to rescind the line’s permit issued by the U.S. State Department. The tribes argue President Donald Trump ignored the rights of tribes when he reversed a prior decision by President Barack Obama and approved the project last year.” (09/10/18)

https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/federal-politics/tribes-say-trump-illegally-approved-keystone-xl/article_06a917e6-3c93-53ff-956a-13691fd27c97.html

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

21) The economics of autarky
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“The idea of autarky is that economic production should be restricted to the geography of the nation-state insofar as it is possible. It’s an idea that has deeply influenced the current president of the United States, as he has made clear since at least the beginning of the presidential campaign in 2015. People were mostly in denial, ignoring his many statements to this effect, but daily tweets (for example, demanding that Apple bring all production home, and celebrating tariffs as wonderful for a nation) plus bad-faith negotiations with trading partners are causing the reality finally to set in. It’s time we understand what this notion of autarky is all about, simply because it seems to be making a big comeback in today’s world, as surprising as that sounds in a time when global supply chains are more interwoven than ever. It’s a lesson that no idea, no matter how often it has been refuted in theory and practice, is so fully beaten down that it cannot come back from the dead under the right conditions.” (09/11/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/economics-autarky

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22) The Nakamoto Imperative: Why we have to build a decentralist culture
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Max Borders

“Some people have made good money buying and trading tokens. And on net, that’s a good thing. Whether you’re a trader or lucky hodler, you’re contributing to human progress. But it’s not enough. Satoshi Nakamoto did not write the seminal 2009 white paper in order to get rich. He (or they) wanted to commit arson against the old order; a rigged game. Satoshi sought to ‘change our relationship to power,’ as Brian Robertson might say. In other words, it’s time we put mission before money.” (09/11/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/the-nakamoto-imperative-why-we-have-to-build-a-decentralist-culture/

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23) The Berlin Wall: In or out?
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“Almost everyone sees the Berlin Wall as an unmistakable sign of evil. So do I. What puzzles me, though, is why so few people wonder, ‘Why aren’t other countries’ walls morally comparable?’ The standard answer, of course, is that decent countries build walls to keep people ‘out,’ while East Germany built the Berlin Wall to keep people ‘in.’ But this is a lot of moral work to hang on two prepositions. … When I think about the Berlin Wall, am far more appalled than when I think about the U.S. wall with Mexico. I freely admit it. In part, I feel worse because I think it’s far worse to be trapped in East Germany than to be trapped in Mexico. In part, it’s because I detest Communism to my core. In part, it’s because Communists victimized my immediate family. But the main reason is hedonic adaptation; the more familiar an evil becomes, the less bad it feels. Still, I’m not someone to let me emotions cloud my thinking. Whenever I see a border wall, I always see the Berlin Wall.” (09/11/18)

https://www.econlib.org/the-berlin-wall-in-or-out/

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24) John Bolton versus the International Criminal Court: A simple solution
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“What’s with this sudden interest in the court and its jurisdiction? Why is [John] Bolton suddenly so concerned with protecting notions of ‘sovereignty’ (he uses the word nine times) that the US government itself routinely ignores at its convenience, claiming global jurisdiction over individuals and organizations outside its own borders in matters ranging from the 17-year ‘war on terror’ to its financial regulation and sanctions schemes? The answer, in a word: Afghanistan. The regime installed by the US after its 2001 invasion of that country, and maintained in power by the US since then, ratified the Rome Statute in 2003. Crimes committed in Afghanistan since then, regardless of the perpetrators’ nationalities, therefore fall under the ICC’s jurisdiction. Bolton finds it unconscionable that an American — in particular an American soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or politician — accused of crimes committed in Afghanistan might be tried in a court Afghanistan’s government has duly accepted the authority of. So much for ‘sovereignty.’ Bolton wants it both ways.” (09/11/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13959

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25) This 9/11, end the Afghanistan War
Source: USA Today
by Barry R Posen

“‘It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end,’ Gen. John Nicholson said as he relinquished command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Seventeen years of war have shown no plausible theory of success to justify additional U.S. costs and more killing in Afghanistan. Though Nicholson directed his war-ending advice at the Taliban, and reiterated U.S. commitment to the fight, he offered no theory of victory. Supporters of the war claim that its political purpose is to bring the Taliban to the bargaining table. The Taliban want U.S. departure; the U.S. wants Taliban capitulation. There is no common ground, and policymakers must know this. The sad political purpose of endless U.S. military involvement is for leaders to be seen trying to prevent terrorists from once again launching international attacks out of Afghanistan. But the U.S. presence in Afghanistan cannot prevent future terrorist outrages. The Taliban are growing in strength as the government’s hold on the country weakens. They thrive on fighting. The Islamic State, more extreme than al-Qaeda and a rival to the Taliban, has a foothold. Pakistan tolerates Taliban havens and may offer them support.” (09/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/10/9-11-end-afghanistan-war-editorials-debates/1261227002

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26) #MeToo and the end of redemption
Source: spiked
by Fraser Myers

“Can criminals redeem themselves? It used to be mainly right-wing misanthropes who would answer this question in the negative. But today, the #MeToo moment is giving this reactionary view a feminist makeover. Just hours before the premiere of The Predator, the LA Times revealed that a scene had been cut from the film. Lead actress and #TimesUp campaigner Olivia Munn managed to lobby the studio to remove a scene where she appears alongside Steven Wilder Striegel, after she discovered he had served time for sexual offences. … Erasure from films has been the punishment of choice for dealing with allegations against actors. … is it really the ‘right thing’ to try to damage the career of an ex-offender? Striegel served his time nearly a decade ago. He deserves a second chance and to be allowed to move on with his life. Readers of spiked will be familiar with how the presumption of innocence has been corroded in the #MeToo era. What we are also witnessing is a loss of faith in redemption.” (09/11/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/metoo-and-the-end-of-redemption/

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27) Demolishing the Warren Report with two images from CBS News
Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“One of my entertainments, from time to time, has been the Kennedy assassination … John Kennedy’s, that is. I’m not particularly a fan of mysteries, but occasionally one of them intrigues me, as this one did. What I’m going to show you today are two images from a CBS News special report from 1967, created because so many people failed to believe the Warren Commission Report. CBS’s images make the Warren Report ridiculous, though I’m quite sure they didn’t realize it. So, let’s take a look.” (09/11/18)

https://www.freemansperspective.com/demolishing-warren-report-two-images-cbs-news/

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28) Americans need social media guided by the rights enshrined in the US Constitution
Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg
by Michael Krieger

“We’ve allowed the digital public square to be dominated by corporations focused on profit maximization and whose policies quite explicitly do not reflect the law of the land and values that we supposedly hold dear. If you’re like me and you think the civil liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution are fundamental to who we are as a people, it must necessarily be unacceptable that a handful of private technology corporations that do not adhere to these principles have dominated the rails of public communication to the point a handful of executives get to decide what acceptable speech is.” (09/11/18)

https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2018/09/11/americans-need-social-media-guided-by-the-rights-enshrined-in-the-u-s-constitution/

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29) Real “collusion”: Deep State’s failed effort to elect Hillary Clinton unravels
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“President Trump may soon release classified documents related to top FBI official Bruce Ohr and former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. If so, it’s likely to reveal once and for all the sham nature of the FBI’s ‘investigation’ of alleged Trump-Russia collusion during the 2016 election. The move, according to the news site Axios, comes at the behest of House GOP members of the Intelligence and Judiciary committees. In recent hearings, they have heard evidence that suggests the FBI ran a shoddy, politicized and possibly illegal internal campaign to get permission from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to spy on Page. For the record, using the powerful investigative and surveillance powers of the federal government for partisan purposes is a federal crime punishable by time in prison. It’s not a joke.” (09/10/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/collusion-deep-state-hillary-clinton

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30) Leave Syria the hell alone
Source: OpEdNews
by David Swanson

“Why should Kosovo and Czechia and the Slovak Republic have the right to decide their fate, but Crimea and Diego Garcia and Okinawa — and Syria — not? The whim of the U.S. military should not be decisive in such matters. Stop trying to save Syria from the Syrians by killing Syrians. Enough.” (09/11/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Leave-Syria-the-Hell-Alone-by-David-Swanson-Syria_Syria-Attack_Syria-Massacre_Syria-Rebels-180911-464.html

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31) Bloody Tuesday
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“It is, if I count right, seventeen years since someone hijacked four commercial airliners and used them to attack targets in the Northeastern United States. Killing thousands, many of them simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Since then, many more cities have been attacked. Many more people killed. Much of this as a direct result of the attacks on New York City and Arlington Virginia. What have we Americans learned since then? What has changed since then? I think these are important questions which we must each ask. What have we learned since then? Since we keep doing the same thing over and over again, apparently not much.” (09/11/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/09/11/bloody-tuesday/

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32) Nullify drug war, empower juries, save lives: All in a day’s work for this heroic defense attorney
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Brittany Hunter

“Laurens County, Georgia, may not seem like the most obvious place to be leading the charge to end marijuana prohibition. But one local attorney’s unique approach to criminal defense is changing hearts and minds, slowly nullifying the unjust laws that have destroyed countless lives over the last several decades.” (09/11/18)

https://fee.org/articles/nullify-drug-war-empower-juries-save-lives-all-in-a-days-work-for-this-heroic-defense-attorney/

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33) As things heat up in Idlib, remember US empire history with false flags
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Conspiracy buffs give me a hard time occasionally for not writing more about September 11; I guess when you have a following and talk about unauthorized narratives a lot it’s just something that’s expected of you. I don’t really have much useful to say about it though. Obviously there are so many gaping plot holes in the official story that the only thing holding it up are the authoritative commands of loud and aggressive empire loyalists insisting that we need to believe everything we’re told or we’re hurting the people who died on that day somehow, but fixating on it never seems to get things moving in a positive direction. Seems like all it ever gets is a bunch of people who already see it clearly nodding along, and everyone else freaking out like a bunch of tattletale children shrieking and pointing at a classmate who’s breaking the rules. September 11 is such an aggressively protected part of the machine, not just by paid propagandists because so many neoconservative agendas were advanced by PNAC’s ‘new Pearl Harbor,’ but by rank-and-file individuals.” (09/11/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/09/11/as-things-heat-up-in-idlib-remember-the-us-empire-has-a-history-with-false-flags

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34) Beware the press’s self-serving calls to regulate social media
Source: Reason
by Andrea O’Sullivan

“In the states and abroad, policymakers and commentators are salivating over the opportunity to regulate social media content. It is easy to understand why governments might want to have more influence on social media platforms. But the legacy media’s consistent push for more controls on platforms like Facebook and Twitter has been less scrutinized. There is a reason for this consilience: these policies can ultimately serve as a government-granted privilege that favored media firms use to get an edge over their competition.” (09/11/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/09/11/beware-the-presss-self-serving-calls-to

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35) The caste system
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“Progressives conceive of themselves as a caste apart, a special and specialized group of enlightened men and women whose job it is to organize other people’s lives for them, a necessity because those people are too dumb to do it for themselves. And special people must enjoy special exemptions: Bernie Sanders can rail against the rich from his lakeside dacha, and Beto O’Rourke can lambast school-choice programs even though he himself ditched the public schools for the tony Woodberry Forrest boarding school, where tuition currently runs about $56,000 a year — a third more than the median household income in his native El Paso. And, of course, Senator Kamala Harris of California can get away with the grossest hypocrisy. During Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, she demanded to know whether the judge thought the president could legally politicize the Justice Department, for example by prosecuting his political enemies while going easy on his friends. Senator Harris would know more than a little about that …” (09/11/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/enlightened-progressives-think-rules-are-for-little-people/

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36) Why the elites prefer a centralized legal system
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Chris Calton

“The great centralizing movement in the American legal system is generally seen to have come as a result of the Civil War, during which, the Lincoln administration concentrated an unprecedented amount of power in the hands of the national government. This analysis is correct, but it overshadows the centralizing movements that preceded it: namely, the move to centralize the legal system from the local, neighborhood level to the city and the state.” (09/11/18)

https://mises.org/wire/why-elites-prefer-centralized-legal-system

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37) He was the resistance inside the Obama administration
Source: The New Republic
by David Dayen

“Last week, in an anonymous New York Times op-ed, a senior Trump official attempted to reassure the public that members of the administration were actively impeding their boss’s wishes. One member of the public wasn’t soothed: Trump’s predecessor. ‘The claim that everything will turn out okay because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren’t following the president’s orders, that is not a check,’ Barack Obama said in a speech. ‘That’s not how our democracy’s supposed to work. These people aren’t elected. They’re not accountable.’ It was interesting timing for Obama to condemn executive branch defiance. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers, seen as the emblematic event of the financial crisis. And early in Obama’s first term, as he struggled to prevent further collapse, he faced similar insubordination from a key official: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. According to credible accounts, Geithner slow-walked a direct presidential order to prepare the breakup of Citigroup, instead undertaking other measures to nurse the insolvent bank back to health.” (09/11/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151159/tim-geithner-resistance-inside-obama-administration

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38) What you need to know about the proposed rule on family detention
Source: Niskanen Center
by Kristie De Pena

“Last Friday, the departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) officially published a proposed regulation altering the way immigration authorities detain families and children who enter the United States without legal status — like asylum seekers. By nullifying and replacing the Flores Settlement, the administration can accomplish two goals: legally detaining families together indefinitely and relaxing the standards for the places they are detained, even for unaccompanied children.” (09/11/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-proposed-rule-on-family-detention/

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39) Good news and bad news about campus speech codes
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Eugene Volokh

“For those of us who defend free speech on campus, the story of campus speech codes is one of good news and bad news. Most recently, the good news is that campus speech codes have been consistently and overwhelmingly (both quantitatively and qualitatively) defeated in court. The bad news, which we will discuss by example tomorrow, is that courts are increasingly dismissing speech code lawsuits for reasons that have nothing to do with the constitutionality of a particular speech code, and that could spell a reversal in the judicial trend against campus speech codes.” (09/11/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/09/11/good-news-and-bad-news-about-campus-spee

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40) The militant wing of the anti-abortion movement is back — and it’s never been closer to victory
Source: Mother Jones
by Nina Liss-Schultz

“In 2017, the National Abortion Federation documented a sharp increase in trespassing and obstruction at its member clinics, as well as nearly double the number of threats of violence against doctors and staff compared with 2016. In May 2017, a small group of activists was arrested after blockading the entrance of Kentucky’s last remaining abortion clinic. Ten of them were indicted for violating the FACE Act — the first such charge during Trump’s presidency. … Abortion opponents pivoted, recruiting conservative lawmakers to take up the cause by pushing the limits of Roe. Over the past two decades, states under Republican control have enacted hundreds of restrictive and sometimes invasive laws (such as those forcing women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasounds) designed to make it as difficult and unpleasant as possible to obtain abortions. Mike Pence, who spearheaded some of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion laws while he was governor of Indiana, now stands a heartbeat away from the presidency. And with Justice Neil Gorsuch sitting on the Supreme Court and conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh nominated to join him, anti-abortion advocates are perhaps as close as they have ever been to rolling back Roe v. Wade.” (09/18)

https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2018/09/abortion-clinic-blockade-red-rose-rescue/

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41) A third attack on Syria would be just as illegal as the last two
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“The U.S. has attacked the Syrian government twice in the last two years in response to the regime’s use of chemical weapons, and both attacks were clearly illegal under the Constitution and the U.N. Charter. A third attack would be just as illegal. … The danger with each new attack is that our leaders may mistake forbearance by the Syrian government and its allies for an unwillingness to strike back, and so each time that the regime and its patrons don’t respond to an attack our leaders wrongly assume that they can keep attacking without consequence. One of these times they are going to be wrong about that, and the U.S. will find itself stumbling into a bigger conflict than it bargained for.” (09/11/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/a-third-attack-on-syria-would-be-just-as-illegal-as-the-last-two/

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42) Masterpiece Cakeshop, the sequel: The baker is back in court
Source: The American Prospect
by Andrew Koppelman

“Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who recently won his Supreme Court case over whether he could refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, claims that his home state is persecuting him again. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission found in June that he discriminated against another potential customer — this time a transgender woman who is a Denver attorney. He is suing the state in federal district court, demanding an end to what he regards as its harassment. Although he ought to lose this case, he has a legitimate grievance. In the earlier Supreme Court case, Phillips asked the Court to hold that he had a First Amendment right to refuse, based on free speech or freedom of religion grounds. Wedding cakes, he argued, that celebrate same-sex marriages have a message with which he disagrees, and he claimed that he should not be forced to send such a message. Celebrating such marriages is also contrary to his religious beliefs. The Court didn’t decide that question, but it found improper bias in some remarks by members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.” (09/11/18)

http://prospect.org/article/masterpiece-cakeshop-sequel-baker-back-court

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43) What I don’t like about life in post-9/11 America
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by John W Whitehead

“Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and loved about the values and principles that once made this country great has been turned on its head. We’ve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade the citizenry to march in lockstep with a police state.” (09/11/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/09/11/what-i-dont-like-about-life-in-post-9-11-america/

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44) How the EU’s copyright filters will make it trivial for anyone to censor the Internet
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Cory Doctorow

“On Wednesday, the EU will vote on whether the next Copyright Directive will include ‘Article 13,’ which makes Content-ID-style filters mandatory for the whole Internet, and not just for the soundtracks of videos — also for the video portions, for audio, for still images, for code, even for text. Under Article 13, the services we use to communicate with one another will have to accept copyright claims from all comers, and block anything that they believe to be a match. This measure will will censor the Internet and it won’t even help artists to get paid.” (09/11/18)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/how-eus-copyright-filters-will-make-it-trivial-anyone-censor-internet

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45) Everything about 2018 shows why Americans should remember World War One
Source: Antiwar.com
by Harry Blain

“It wasn’t the good war. But, in our popular imagination, it wasn’t the bad one either. Instead, it’s identified by a vague mixture of concepts, names, and events: the Lusitania, ‘Wilsonian Idealism,’ Versailles, Theodore Roosevelt. The First World War — known as the ‘Great War’ in Europe — has largely faded from memory on this side of the Atlantic. Arguably, this is because our involvement was so brief — joining the slaughter over two years after it began and leaving it just over eighteen months later. But, beyond the fact that it claimed the lives of over 100,000 Americans, there are good reasons why, a century later, we should remember this chapter in our history, not least because it has ominous parallels with today.” (09/11/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/harry_blain/2018/09/10/everything-about-2018-shows-why-americans-should-remember-world-war-i/

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46) Reining in the regulatory state: Restoring the separation of powers
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Tommy Berry

“Millions of schoolchildren were taught about the divided nature of our federal government under the constitutional separation of powers from Schoolhouse Rock verses. But if this song were updated to more accurately represent today’s federal system, the dazzling three-ring circus would be, replaced by a single monolithic act: the executive branch. In theory the sole dominion of the executive branch remains ‘to see that the laws get done.’ But in practice, that branch now also frequently writes the very laws it enforces. How has this happened? The prime culprit is Congress itself. Although still the only branch with the power of ‘passin’ bills,’ Congress has abdicated its lawmaking power. The means of this abdication is silence: Congress passes laws with crucial elements undefined, leaving the executive branch to ‘fill in the gaps.’ Over time, these gaps have become larger and larger, so that choices made by executive branch officials often determine the fundamental operation of a statute. The subjective decision of a single bureaucrat can literally make the difference between an action being perfectly legal or punishable with jail time.” (09/10/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/regulatory-state-separation-of-powers

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47) The self-neutered Congress
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee again demonstrated why Congress’s approval ratings bob about in our toilet bowls. Amid the spectacle of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, one senator spoke not about judicial philosophy, but political reality. ‘What’s the hysteria coming from?’ asked Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), noting the circus-like atmosphere. His answer? The Supreme Court ‘is increasingly a substitute political battleground,’ because ‘the Congress has decided to self-neuter.’ Blunt assessment.” (09/11/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/09/11/the-self-neutered-congress-paul-jacob-on-the-lonely-wisdom-voiced-at-the-kavanaugh-hearing/

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48) Full-on fascism: Trump makes the transition in his war on the press
Source: CounterPunch
by Anthony DiMaggio

“Donald Trump’s call for Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice to investigate the New York Times for running an anonymous op-ed that embarrassed his administration is a watershed moment. It represents Trump’s full shift from rhetorical to real-world fascist. The president has a history of flirting with authoritarian figures, be it his adoration of Kim Jong Un’s regime, or his efforts to foster stronger ties with Vladimir Putin. But his consistent verbal attacks on the media have now shifted to active efforts to criminalize dissent.” (09/11/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/09/11/full-on-fascism-trump-makes-the-transition-in-his-war-on-the-press/

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49) Laissez-faire and Little Englanderism: The rise, fall, rise, and fall of the Manchester School
Source: Cobden Centre
by Gregory Bresiger

“Manchesterism, like libertarianism today, was a philosophy ridiculed by nationalists and jingoists in Victorian England, who called it hopelessly utopian and isolationist. Lord Palmerston, the leading minister in mid-nineteenth-century England, thought it was nonsense. That’s not surprising because, as we can see today, it’s hard to break imperial habits, as so many people have an economic, emotional, or political stake in a permanent warfare-welfare economy. Proposed base closings today can cause a flurry of anger in the United States, even in the case of bases or forts that were originally built to defend against Indian attacks!” (09/11/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/09/laissez-faire-and-little-englanderism-the-rise-fall-rise-and-fall-of-the-manchester-school/

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50) Is Trump dismantling the regulatory state?
Source: Independent Institute
by K Lloyd Billingsley

“In rallies and speeches Donald Trump proclaims that no president has ever cut so many regulations. Cass Sunstein, from 2009 to 2012 an administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, brings a different perspective to that claim. Under George W. Bush, he explains, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs approved about 2,500 final regulations and under Barack Obama, about 2,100. What really counts, according to Sunstein, is repeal of existing regulations and the Trump administration has only repealed ‘dozens.’ If the true number is around 100, that accounts for ‘about 2 percent of the number of regulations finalized over the past 16 years.’” (09/10/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/09/10/is-trump-dismantling-the-regulatory-state/

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51) Jim Bovard Podcast, episode 1
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

“Something wicked this way comes? The War on Terrorism has has turned our country into a surveillance society where everyone is a terrorist. Jim Bovard launches his new video podcast series with this inaugural episode.” [Flash video] (09/11/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/are-we-all-terrorists-17-years-after-9-11/

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52) The KN@PP Stir Podcast, episode 144
Source: KN@PPSTER

“In this episode: Thanks For Asking! (John McCain and the Sound of West Side Story Music — full thread here); #ShunMunn.” [various formats] (09/11/18)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-knpp-stir-podcast-episode-144-24.html

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53) Cato Institute, 09/11/18
Source: Cato Institute

“In his new book, P.J. O’Rourke takes on money, banking, retirement, investing and all the reasons neither you nor P.J. are rich. The book is None of My Business.” [various formats] (09/11/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/none-business

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54) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 09/11/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Seventeen years after the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, the US has spent an estimated $5.6 trillion fighting a ‘war on terror.’ Yet the perpetrators of 9/11 — al-Qaeda — are, according to a recent LA Times Article, stronger than ever. At home we have endless spying, an out-of-control TSA, and other attacks on our liberty. It is clear we are doing something very wrong. Can it be fixed?” [Flash video] (09/11/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/what-we-havent-learned-since-911

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55) Postcards from Somalia, episode 10
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“On this episode Sherry and Alan give you The T on the New York Times Op-Ed and why you should even care about it.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/11/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/postcards-from-somalia-episode-10-we%E2%80%99re-in-deep-state-now/

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56) Scott Adams Says, 09/11/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about the Tucker Carlson diversity question and Presidential popularity. With coffee.” [Flash video] (09/11/18)

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

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57) Stossel: War on electric scooters
Source: Reason

“If you live in one of 65 U.S. cities, you’ve probably seen electric scooters. To unlock one, you just use an app on your phone. It costs one dollar to unlock and 15-cents a minute after that. You go where you need to go, and then just leave the scooter anywhere. The scooter stays there until someone else rents it. It has a GPS which allows riders to locate them and prevents theft. John Stossel tested one in Washington, D.C. He wonders if this is the next revolution in urban travel. Yet some cities have banned electric scooters.” [Flash video] (09/11/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/11/stossel-war-on-electric-scooter

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58) Humans of Bitcoin, 09/11/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“[Vinny Lingham] is big shark from South Africa and a veteran entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. He entered the world of Bitcoin early 2013 and was responsible for 5% of all transactions Gyft [sic]. Now, he leads the startup Civic.” [various formats] (09/11/18)

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e423-Vinny-Lingham-Leads-From-The-Front

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59) Jacob Hornberger on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Jacob Hornberger is on the show to talk about his article ‘Legalize Drugs, All Drugs’ for the Future of Freedom Foundation. The history of the war on drugs is discussed, as well as efforts back to Milton Friedmann, who tried to get drugs legalized, are detailed.” [various formats] (09/11/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/9-04-18-jacob-hornberger-on-the-war-on-drugs-and-drug-legalization/

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60) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 72
Source: Libertarianism.org

“What would prevent the United States from the impending disastrous split over the ‘slavery issue?’” [various formats] (09/11/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/podcasts/liberty-chronicles/whiggerys-last-gasp

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61) Candidates of Liberty, episode 5
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In this week’s episode of ‘Candidates of Liberty’ John Odermatt interviews Brandon Phinney. Brandon is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Strafford County’s 24th district. Brandon was originally elected as a Republican, but in June of 2017, after becoming fed up with the big spending GOP, he announced that he was changing this party affiliation to Libertarian.” [various formats] (09/11/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/09/11/candidates-of-liberty-ep-05-brandon-phinney-pushes-for-reelection/

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62) Free Talk Live, 09/10/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Jeremy Kauffman from LBRY.IO Arrested for Trying to Leave Home During Police Lockdown :: Arbitrary Geographic Detentions :: Nearby High School Locked Down for Nine Hours :: Bail Bondsman :: Jail Phone and Email System Consolidation and Lawsuit :: Syria Invasion? :: Watching Government Grow :: Prisoners For Liberty Looking for Volunteer :: HOSTS — Ian, Melanie.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/10/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-09-10

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63) We Are Libertarians, episode 314
Source: We Are Libertarians

“Chris Spangle, Tad Western, and Low Rated Russian Rob Kendall joins us to talk about his local celebrity as an up-and-coming talk show host, they debate immigration, McCain’s legacy, ask why the Kavanaugh hearings have become so insane, how memes led to Spangle not attending a wedding, and Rob’s feeling about the Trump administration. This was recorded live at Tad’s ranch with a special appearance from Corey Barker.” [various formats] (09/10/18)

https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-314-immigration-democrats-lose-their-mind-nyt-op-ed/

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64) Ordered Liberty, episode 88
Source: National Review

“David and Alexandra take on the truly absurd attacks on Brett Kavanaugh and then end the podcast by answering a question Tucker Carlson asked: ‘Is Diversity Really Our Strength?’” [various formats] (09/10/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/ordered-liberty/episode-88-the-smearing-of-brett-kavanaugh/

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65) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1236
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“A Thousand Statist Arguments Smashed.” [various formats] (09/10/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1236-a-thousand-statist-arguments-smashed/

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