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Volume XVI, Issue #4,064
Monday, September 24th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Maldives: Yameen concedes election loss
2) TX: Wilson jailed after abduction, deportation from Taiwain
3) Second woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
4) GOP allies urge Trump not to fire Rosenstein ahead of Kavanaugh confirmation, midterms
5) Google CEO: Employees need to keep politics out of their work
6) AZ: Siblings savage Gosar in attack advertisement
7) Trump regime moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits
8) MN: Knoblach quits campaign following sexual allegations by daughter
9) Federal judge orders Ross to give deposition in 2020 census case
10) Middle school teacher on leave after allegedly putting girl in game machine to steal prizes
11) FL: Man sentenced to 20 years for cigarette theft
12) Hong Kong express rail link launches amid controversy
13) Sky auction: Comcast beats Fox with $39 billion bid
14) Cosby to fight “sexually violent predator” tag at sentencing
15) China: Regime summons US ambassador over military sanctions
16) CA: Brown signs retail liability and trucker abuse bill into law
17) Iran: 29 killed in military parade
18) Canada: Company hires cannabis snobs to smoke top-shelf weed for $50 an hour
19) A draft executive order targets social media companies for anti-trust violations
20) Japanese mini-rovers send back their first images as they hop around an asteroid

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Kavanaugh: A little perspective, please
22) “Let me see your ID first”
23) The living reality of military-economic fascism
24) The failure of technocratic government economic and energy policy
25) Public school: Short history of a progressive triumph
26) In crosshairs of right-to-work [sic], Kentucky bourbon makers go on strike
27) SeaWorld and Kavanaugh’s missing empathy gene
28) Why we shouldn’t “just enforce the law”
29) The senseless legal precedent that enables wrongful convictions
30) Florida lawmakers deaf to the needs of hearing aid users
31) Building peace requires pragmatism and patience
32) Latin America showcases the desperate need for term limits
33) Is socialism the future of the Democratic Party?
34) In Ford v. Kavanaugh, truth-seeking is a casualty
35) The GOP’s spine of Silly Putty
36) We must all sacrifice for the environment (but I meant you — not me!)
37) Medea Benjamin shows America what real resistance looks like
38) You don’t understand our culture
39) A decade after the financial crisis, the government fuels another housing bubble
40) CFPB: Will this Dodd-Frank monstrosity be eliminated?
41) Quantum Vibe, 09/21/18
42) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 10, part 5
43) Socialism worked in Venezuela
44) “Settled science” on Obama school lunch program turns out to be junk; what’s next?
45) Surprise: Secret court fails to oversee and control federal spying
46) Happy anniversary
47) The true spirit of multiculturalism
48) Media ignores Trump’s economy
49) The failure of “Homo Economist”
50) Gun confiscation day?

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Free Talk Live, 09/22/18
52) The Ancap Barber Shop, episode 51
53) The Anarchist Experience, episode 183
54) Scott Adams Says, 09/22/18
55) The JFK Assassination, episode 13
56) The Big L Podcast, episode 2
57) Felony Friday, episode 142
58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 249
59) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 09/21/18
60) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 258
61) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, special #5
62) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/21/18
63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1244
64) Bloggingheads.tv, 09/21/18
65) In The Tank Podcast, episode 158

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

1) Maldives: Yameen concedes election loss
Source: New York Times

“The Maldives’ Elections Commission on Monday declared a resounding presidential election victory for the opposition candidate, and after hours of tense waiting, the country’s authoritarian incumbent conceded defeat. The opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, won more than 58 percent of the ballots cast in an election that saw almost a 90 percent turnout among eligible voters, according to the Elections Commission’s Twitter account. But in a country with a brief but painful history of derailed democracy, the silence by President Abdulla Yameen, stretching for hours after Sunday night, had left many worried. The Supreme Court annulled a previous presidential election, and Mr. Yameen has put pressure on the judiciary to jail opponents in the past. Mr. Yameen finally conceded defeat Monday afternoon at a news conference.” (09/24/18)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/world/asia/maldives-presidential-election-ibrahim-mohamed-solih.html

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2) TX: Wilson jailed after abduction, deportation from Taiwain
Source: Time

“The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew [supposedly] after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. The U.S. Marshals Service said 30-year-old Cody Wilson was booked into Harris County Jail in Houston early Sunday and was being held on $150,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney yet.” (09/23/18)

http://time.com/5404123/cody-wilson-3d-gun-advocate-arrest/

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3) Second woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
Source: Longview Daily News

“The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman. The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday night that Senate Democrats were investigating a second woman’s accusation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh’s first at Yale University. The New Yorker said 53-year-old Deborah Ramirez described the incident in an interview after being contacted by the magazine. Ramirez recalled that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away, the magazine reported. In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh said the event ‘did not happen’ and that the allegation was ‘a smear, plain and simple.’” (09/23/18)

https://tdn.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/second-woman-accuses-supreme-court-nominee-kavanaugh-of-sexual-misconduct/article_b93a75c1-fd63-521e-8eea-d5e85db79306.html

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4) GOP allies urge Trump not to fire Rosenstein ahead of Kavanaugh confirmation, midterms
Source: CNN

“What seemed at first like a long-awaited opening to get rid of the ‘lingering stench’ at his Justice Department now poses a quandary for President Donald Trump: Would firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein complicate precarious confirmation proceedings for an embattled Supreme Court nominee? It would, according to Republican allies of the President, who have urged him to hold off on a purge of Justice Department officials until Brett Kavanaugh is safely in place on the high court. For now, Trump appears to have listened, though he has made clear his desire to rid the agency of officials he has deemed disloyal and corrupt. In the immediate hours after The New York Times reported Friday on Rosenstein’s supposedly sarcastic musings about wearing a wire to document chaos in the administration, Trump questioned whether to fire him immediately, people familiar with the conversations said.” (09/23/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/23/politics/donald-trump-rod-rosenstein-brett-kavanaugh/index.html

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5) Google CEO: Employees need to keep politics out of their work
Source: San Jose Mercury News

“Faced with growing criticism that his company’s best known products and services may be biased by its employees’ political views, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has urged those who work at the internet giant to keep their opinions on politics to themselves. According to the Wall Street Journal, Pichai sent a memo to Google’s employees, also known as ‘Googlers.’ on Friday warning them to that if they do anything that ‘undermines (users’) trust, we will hold them accountable.’ … Pichai’s laying down of the law regarding employees’ political bias in their work comes after the leaking to the public of some discussions by Google employees that appeared to show those workers lamenting the policies and administration of President Donald Trump.” (09/22/18)

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/22/google-ceo-employees-need-to-keep-politics-out-of-their-work/

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6) AZ: Siblings savage Gosar in attack advertisement
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, a Republican from the party’s most conservative wing, is standing for re-election in November. Fearing for the future, his siblings have thrown their weight behind their choice of candidate in a powerful new TV advert. The striking part? It’s not their brother. Nope, six of Mr Gosar’s siblings have spoken out to endorse his rival, Democrat David Brill. If that sounds brutal on paper, the execution is even more savage. To maximise its impact, the ad doesn’t name the six speakers until the end — they’re just presented as normal Arizona folks. It opens with ‘Grace, rural physician,’ declaring, ‘Paul Gosar the congressman isn’t doing anything to support rural America.’” (09/22/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45611403

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7) Trump regime moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits
Source: Reuters

“The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or remain there if they have received or are likely to receive public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid. The proposed regulation from the Department of Homeland Security would expand immigration officers’ ability to deny visas or legal permanent residency to aspiring immigrants if they have received a range of taxpayer-funded benefits to which they are legally entitled, such as Medicaid, the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy, Section 8 housing vouchers and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is commonly known as food stamps. U.S. immigration law has long required officials to exclude a person likely to become a ‘public charge’ from permanent residence. But U.S. guidelines in place for nearly two decades narrowly define ‘public charge’ to be a person ‘primarily dependent on the government for subsistence,’ either through direct cash assistance or government-funded long-term care.” (09/22/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-benefits/trump-administration-moves-to-restrict-immigrants-who-use-public-benefits-idUSKCN1M20YP

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8) MN: Knoblach quits campaign following sexual allegations by daughter
Source: USA Today

“Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican’s attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the allegations in an interview with the station. She said the veteran lawmaker ‘does not want to drag his family through six weeks of hell.’ Knoblach’s 23-year-old daughter, Laura, told MPR that he inappropriately touched her for most of her life, with her first memories starting when she was 9 years old and continuing until she was 21. She said the activity included kissing, licking and biting her ears. She said she confided in close friends, family and authority figures at her school and church about his actions for more than a decade. In a written statement, Jim Knoblach called the allegations ‘indescribably hurtful’ and said he felt he had no other choice but to drop out of the race so he could work toward healing his family.” [editor’s note: If kissing your daughter or nibbling on her ear is now illegal, fathers are screwed (there are other far worse issues detailed later in the article) – SAT] (09/22/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/09/22/minnesota-rep-jim-knoblach-ends-campaign-amid-allegations-daughter/1397071002

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9) Federal judge orders Ross to give deposition in 2020 census case
Source: Yahoo! News

“A federal judge has ordered U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross be deposed over a decision to reinstate a question regarding citizenship status to the upcoming 2020 census, court documents show. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York wrote in his opinion Friday that ‘Secretary Ross must sit for a deposition because, among other things, his intent and credibility are directly at issue.’ Ross is to be questioned by attorneys representing more than a dozen states and cities in lawsuits challenging the decision and accusing Ross of acting improperly. The lawsuit claims immigrants will be discouraged from participating if the citizenship question is added, which will dilute political diversity, and in turn, decrease federal funding to states that tend to vote Democrat, according to The Associated Press.” (09/21/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/federal-judge-orders-commerce-secretary-wilbur-ross-deposition-020035839.html

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10) Middle school teacher on leave after allegedly putting girl in game machine to steal prizes
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes. Police in Salem say 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall at Rockingham Park recorded video of a man encouraging the girl to hand out prizes from within the KeyMaster game. The video then shows the toddler climbing out of the machine. Andover Public Schools tells WCVB-TV that Helinski has been placed on leave from his job as a middle school teacher. Helinski is charged with theft, trespassing and child endangerment. He does not have a listed phone number and it was unclear whether he has an attorney.” (09/22/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Man-accused-of-putting-girl-in-game-machine-13244206.php

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11) FL: Man sentenced to 20 years for cigarette theft
Source: ABC News

“A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. … [Robert] Spellman had 14 felony and 31 misdemeanor convictions prior to the cigarette theft, which qualified him as a habitual felony offender.” (09/23/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/stolen-smokes-florida-man-20-years-cigarette-theft-58020570

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12) Hong Kong express rail link launches amid controversy
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A high-speed rail link has been launched in Hong Kong, connecting the territory with mainland China. The Express Rail Link connects Hong Kong to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in 40 minutes — less than half the time taken by older trains. Chinese authorities will be able to operate at a joint checkpoint at the station, and on the trains. This is controversial as it marks the first time Chinese criminal law will be enforced in Hong Kong territory. Critics say this violates Hong Kong’s freedoms and mini-constitution. The rail link was launched at a ceremony on Saturday, with one local lawmaker praising the first bullet train journey to Guangzhou South as ‘very quiet, like I was on a plane”.’ Government officials say the rail link will boost businesses in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.” (09/22/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45612749

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13) Sky auction: Comcast beats Fox with $39 billion bid
Source: Variety

“Comcast has beaten 21st Century Fox in the high-stakes auction of European pay-TV giant Sky, coming out on top Saturday with a bid of £30 billion ($39 billion). The victory paves the way for the U.S. cable giant to put a leading offer to Sky shareholders and, if it’s accepted, to bolster significantly its international operations at a time of mega-consolidation in the industry and of rising global powerhouses such as Netflix. Comcast bid £17.28 per Sky ordinary share versus Fox’s offer of £15.67 per share, which valued Sky at $32 billion. Comcast’s win came in a quick-fire shootout overseen by the U.K. Takeover Panel, which had ordered the unusual auction to end the prolonged stalemate between the two rival suitors.” (09/22/18)

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/comcast-wins-battle-sky-bid-defeats-fox-1202952781/

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14) Cosby to fight “sexually violent predator” tag at sentencing
Source: Fox News

“Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger. And it could become evidence in the defamation lawsuits filed against Cosby by accusers who say he branded them liars when he denied molesting them. Defense lawyers say the state’s latest sex-reporting law, despite several revisions, remains unconstitutional. ‘It’s the modern-day version of a scarlet letter,’ said lawyer Demetra Mehta, a former Philadelphia public defender, ‘which I think is sort of an interesting philosophical issue at this time with the #MeToo movement, but also criminal justice reform.’ Pennsylvania’s sex-offender board has examined Cosby and recommended he be deemed a predator, concluding that he has a mental defect or personality disorder that makes him prone to criminal behavior. Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill will have the final say Monday.” (09/22/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/22/cosby-to-fight-sexually-violent-predator-tag-at-sentencing.html

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15) China: Regime summons US ambassador over military sanctions
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“China summoned the United States ambassador on Saturday after the US imposed sanctions on a branch of its military, according to Chinese state media. The announcement came a day after China “strongly urged” the US to cancel the sanctions or ‘bear the consequences.’ … On Thursday, Washington imposed sanctions on the Equipment Development Department (EED) of the Chinese defence ministry, and its director Li Shangfu, over the purchase of missiles and fighter jets from Russia. The sanctions triggered a visa ban and prohibited the EED and its director from conducting transactions with the US financial system.” (09/22/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/china-summons-ambassador-military-sanctions-180922154330153.html

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16) CA: Brown signs retail liability and trucker abuse bill into law
Source: USA Today

“On Saturday, the Governor of California signed into law a bill holding retail companies jointly responsible for labor violations at their port trucking providers, marking a drastic shift in the relationship between the nation’s most powerful brands and those who deliver their goods in the Los Angeles harbor. Set to take effect in January 2019, Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara’s bill is the first of its kind that tries to spread financial liability up the supply chain. Gov. Jerry Brown announced his endorsement over the weekend alongside other legislation. The trucking legislation follows the USA TODAY investigative series ‘Rigged,’ which published last year. The series chronicled rampant labor abuse at dozens of trucking companies operating out of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the country’s two largest ports, and showed how major retail brands such as Target and Costco enable the unjust system.” (09/22/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/22/california-gov-signs-retail-liability-and-trucker-abuse-bill-into-law/1398408002

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17) Iran: 29 killed in military parade
Source: CNN

“At least 29 people were killed and 70 others wounded in an attack on a military parade in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported, citing the deputy governor-general of Khouzestan province, Hossein Hosseinzadeh. The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians including a journalist who were watching the parade, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) added. … The separatist group Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz claimed responsibility for the attack, according to IRNA. The group is supported by ‘foreign antagonists,’ including Saudi Arabia, the agency said.” (09/22/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/22/middleeast/iran-attack-parade-intl/index.html

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18) Canada: Company hires cannabis snobs to smoke top-shelf weed for $50 an hour
Source: Smell the Truth

“There’s a job out there for those who are so discriminating about their cannabis that they only smoke the finest strains. The cannabis company A Higher Level Of Thought (AHLOT) is scouting for what they describe as ‘expert-level connoisseurs’ to join their Cannabis Curation Committee, Mashable reports. Applicants who qualify for the position of cannabis curator would earn $50 an hour at a maximum 12 hours per month to sample several strains and report on the experience and flower itself, based on ‘visual, olfactory, and tactile examination.’ Reviewers would also appear in videos and social media posts. And if that wasn’t enough incentive, all cannabis and related expenses would be covered. The position isn’t just for any pot smoker, however. Applicants must fill out a detailed questionnaire to test their cannabis IQ. Questions include what a trichome is, as well as what’s the ‘ideal temperature to vaporize and evaluate terpenoid profile.’” (09/22/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/09/21/a-canadian-company-is-hiring-marijuana-snobs-to-smoke-top-shelf-weed-for-50-an-hour

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19) A draft executive order targets social media companies for anti-trust violations
Source: The Verge

“A draft executive order from the White House surfaced last night that would direct federal authorities to ‘thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.’ However, White House officials say that the document hasn’t gone through any sort of formal policymaking process. Bloomberg obtained a copy of the draft executive order, noting that it directs antitrust officials and other federal agencies see if any ‘online platform’ has violated antitrust laws. The publication notes that the document didn’t specifically name companies that have attracted Trump’s ire, but it’s not hard to imagine that Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter wouldn’t be a subject of such an order.” (09/22/18)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/22/17890480/president-donald-trump-draft-executive-order-targets-social-media-companies-anti-trust-violations

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20) Japanese mini-rovers send back their first images as they hop around an asteroid
Source: Yahoo! News

“Two mini-rovers have sent their first pictures back from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, a day after they were dropped off by Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft. The pictures are blurry because they were taken while the rovers were falling and hopping around the half-mile-wide asteroid, more than 180 million miles from Earth. As fuzzy as they are, the photos represent a huge victory for the $150 million Hayabusa 2 mission, which was launched nearly four years ago to get an unprecedented look at the surface of an asteroid.” (09/22/18)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/japanese-mini-rovers-send-back-175324476.html

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

21) Kavanaugh: A little perspective, please
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“In what universe does not getting a gig as one of the nine most powerful judges in the United States equate to having one’s life ‘ruined’ or ‘destroyed?’ … If he’s not confirmed, he’ll command five- and six-figure speaking fees, large book advances, talking head ‘analysis’ gigs on cable news shows, etc. He could probably build a lucrative new career doing nothing but whining to conservatives about how he was robbed of a SCOTUS position. Don’t worry too much for Brett Kavanaugh. He’s going to be fine.” (09/23/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13972

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22) “Let me see your ID first”
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Cody Wilson’s situation really bothers me. Aside from the ridiculously statist ‘age of consent’ stuff which goes against biological and mental reality (not discounting the real age of consent which is going to vary among individuals, and probably isn’t any of your business to determine for someone else). One thought that keeps running through my mind is that believers in the State must expect everyone to swap ‘government-issued ID’ when they meet (and be able to tell if it is ‘real’), just in case anything happens later on. Maybe they believe the State should issue ‘Approved for Sex’ cards, with age restrictions on which partners you’re allowed, of course. Otherwise you are going to have to rely on someone’s word, and people lie (and believe lies) when they really want something. And you can’t always rely on what your eyes tell you about someone’s age.” (09/22/18)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2018/09/let-me-see-your-id-first.html

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23) The living reality of military-economic fascism
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Robert Higgs

“In countries such as the United States, whose economies are commonly, though inaccurately, described as ‘capitalist’ or ‘free-market,’ war and preparation for war systematically corrupt both parties to the state-private transactions by which the government obtains the bulk of its military goods and services. On one side, business interests seek to bend the state’s decisions in their favor by corrupting official decision-makers with outright and de facto bribes. The former include cash, gifts in kind, loans, entertainment, transportation, lodging, prostitutes’ services, inside information about personal investment opportunities, overly generous speaking fees, and promises of future employment or ‘consulting’ patronage for officials or their family members, whereas the latter include campaign contributions (sometimes legal, sometimes illegal), sponsorship of political fund-raising events, and donations to charities or other causes favored by the relevant government officials.” (09/21/18)

https://mises.org/library/living-reality-military-economic-fascism

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24) The failure of technocratic government economic and energy policy
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“The news came out the other day that Porsche will stop making diesel-engine cars. This is the beginning of the end of significant diesel car production in Europe, and is the ultimate proof that the diesel engine is a dead-end technology choice for Europeans concerned with the environment. … The failure here is entirely predictable and is subsumed in the general criticism of ‘government picking winners.’” (09/23/18)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2018/09/the-failure-of-technocratic-government-economic-and-energy-policy.html

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25) Public school: Short history of a progressive triumph
Source: AnarchoChristian
by Adam Graham

“It may be noted that some well revered founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson supported some form of publically funded education, at the very least for the poor. Their reasoning was often that a literate and educated public was more likely to function well within a republican form of government. But from the very beginning of the Union, one can trace a line of succession of influential figures who wished to use education not only to create good citizens but to inculcate their preferred perspective on religion, authority, and the state.” (09/23/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/public-school-short-history-of-a-progressive-triumph/

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26) In crosshairs of right-to-work [sic], Kentucky bourbon makers go on strike
Source: In These Times
by Michael Arria

“More than 50 workers in Kentucky are on strike due to a contract dispute with Four Roses, a bourbon maker with a distillery in Lawrenceburg and a bottling plant in Cox’s Creek. Workers say Four Roses is attempting to adopt a two-tier system that would reduce the benefits for new employees of the company. Members of three different unions walked off their jobs at these sites on September 7. The move to establish a two-tier system is especially concerning to union leaders because Kentucky became a ‘right to work’ state in 2017, which means that workers are no longer required to pay union dues. A reduction in benefits would presumably give new Four Roses employees less incentive to support the unions financially, potentially dealing an irreparable blow to the company’s organized labor. Since the law passed, 16,000 workers in Kentucky have opted out of paying their union dues. The unions on strike are United Food and Commercial Workers 10D, United Food and Commercial Workers 23D and Service Employees International Union/National Conference of Firemen and Oilers.” (09/21/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21455/kentucky-bourbon-right-to-work-four-roses-whiskey

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27) SeaWorld and Kavanaugh’s missing empathy gene
Source: The American Prospect
by Steven Greenhouse

“While the nation focuses on Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, let’s not forget his judicial record. Kavanaugh’s opinion in a case involving a SeaWorld employee whom an orca whale pulled into the water and killed is a remarkable document. It’s remarkable because Kavanaugh shows far less sympathy to the whale trainer who was dismembered and killed than he shows to SeaWorld for being the victim of what he sees as government overregulation and overreach. … Kavanaugh was so fixated on a subject that preoccupies him (government overregulation) that he hardly focused on the problems that led to the death of the whale trainer. … For Kavanaugh, the issue wasn’t what should SeaWorld have done to prevent Brancheau’s death or how could federal regulation have best helped prevent her death. Instead, the overriding issue … was whether OSHA should even be regulating a company like SeaWorld. Kavanaugh asserted that OSHA should not be regulating sports or entertainment activities, saying it would be foolish, for instance, for OSHA to seek to limit injuries in professional football or NASCAR racing.” [editor’s note: This writer can’t see the legitimate forest for the emotional trees – SAT] (09/21/18)

http://prospect.org/article/seaworld-and-kavanaugh%E2%80%99s-missing-empathy-gene

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28) Why we shouldn’t “just enforce the law”
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“In debates over issues such as undocumented immigration, the War on Drugs, and others, we often hear the claim that the government should ‘just enforce the law.’ If anyone breaks the law, the state is obligated to enforce it against them if it finds out about the violation, and the perpetrators have no right to complain, because they deserve whatever punishment they get. Perhaps so. But this story about a woman who may be subject to charges for sheltering pets during Hurricane Florence highlights the flaws in that way of thinking …” (09/22/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/09/22/why-we-shouldnt-just-enforce-the-law

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29) The senseless legal precedent that enables wrongful convictions
Source: The New Republic
by Matt Ford

“George Alvarez spent four years in a Texas prison because a jail guard lied. The guard told prosecutors that the 17-year-old teenager had grabbed him by the throat while being transferred to another cell in a Brownsville detention center in 2005. Alvarez, a special-education student in the ninth grade at the time, pleaded guilty to assaulting a peace officer in exchange for a suspended eight-year prison sentence–so long as he completed a substance-treatment program. He did not, and began serving the eight-year term. Halfway through his sentence, video footage came to light that prosecutors had never gathered from police officers, and thus never shown to the grand jury. The footage showed no such attack. Instead, the guard could be seen placing Alvarez in a choke hold and eventually a head lock while the young man flailed beneath him. His hands and arms were pinned down, nowhere near the guard’s throat. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals found Alvarez to be ‘actually innocent’ of the charges and vacated his conviction in 2010.” (09/21/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151331/brady-rule-plea-bargaining-wrongful-convictions

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30) Florida lawmakers deaf to the needs of hearing aid users
Source: Reason
by Eric Boehm

“It wouldn’t make much sense to require employees at Best Buy to understand the inner workings of vacuum tubes. Or to mandate that Apple Store staffers be fluent in the ancient language of telephone switchboards. Yet Florida says ‘hearing aid specialists’ must pass multiple tests and be certified to conduct a full audiological exam, essentially quizzing them on skills and tech dating back to the 1950s. Those requirements are completely unnecessary for the proper fitting and testing of modern hearing aids, which are radically different than the obtrusive, potentially painful devices of your grandparents’ era. Today’s aids are sleek mini-speakers that nestle inside the ear canal. They can be configured over a Bluetooth connection with a computer or smartphone. And making people take antiquated classes limits access to hearing assistance providers and drives up the costs of hearing care, according to one practitioner.” (for publication 10/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/09/23/florida-lawmakers-deaf-to-the

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31) Building peace requires pragmatism and patience
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“Doors are slamming all over the Western world; we shall not see them opened again in our life. This sentiment — borrowing and adapting a remark attributed to British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey on the eve of World War One (his phrase had lamps going out in Europe) — seems to me at least as defensible as Grey’s prophecy. The brute facts of poverty, or worse (starvation, wars, even slavery) impose themselves upon the world, more urgently than before because those the writer Frantz Fanon called the wretched of the earth are now mobile, and have mobile phones to assist their journeys. The United States turns away. Where from 1980 through 2016 it lived up to the words on the Statue of Liberty which invited in the ‘huddled masses’ by taking in more refugees than the rest of the world put together, the number of refugees resettled in the United States has been sharply cut since 2017.” (09/22/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-peacebuilding-commentary/commentary-building-peace-requires-pragmatism-and-patience-idUSKCN1M12HP

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32) Latin America showcases the desperate need for term limits
Source: PanAm Post
by David Unsworth

“While most of the contemporary ‘clingers-to-power’ are leftists, the need for term limits stands apart from political ideology. The longer a politician serves in office, the longer he controls government ministries, and cultivates relationships with political and economic power players … the greater the potential for corruption, and the greater the threat to democracy. Latin America has a long history of ‘caudillos’ spearheading ‘political dynasties’ where power is passed from husband to wife to son to daughter … influence peddling runs rampant, bribery and self-dealing become second nature, and the public resources are squandered in the process. Politicians, across the political spectrum, should process sensible term limits now … immediately!” (09/20/18)

https://panampost.com/david-unsworth/2018/09/20/latin-america-showcases-the-desperate-need-for-term-limits/

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33) Is socialism the future of the Democratic Party?
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jerome Woehrle

“Democrats are now replacing veteran legislators with avowed socialists in primary elections, choosing to nominate socialists precisely because of their radicalism. Writing in The New York Times, Bari Weiss notes that Brooklyn Democrats overwhelmingly voted for avowed socialist Julia Salazar despite her very public history of lying about basic things like her background, origins, and past political positions. As Weiss puts it, Julia Salazar is ‘the left’s post-truth politician.’ This ‘socialist lied. And lied. And lied. Then she won handily in Brooklyn.’” (09/23/18)

https://fee.org/articles/is-socialism-the-future-of-the-democratic-party/

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34) In Ford v. Kavanaugh, truth-seeking is a casualty
Source: USA Today
by staff

“If it were somehow possible to cut through the blatant politics of the drama over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, what ought to be left is a search for the truth. Leading Republicans, however, made it abundantly clear Friday that they’re not very interested in that search. Before waiting for sworn testimony by Ford or Kavanaugh, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed that Kavanaugh ‘will be on the United States Supreme Court’ soon. ‘Don’t get rattled by all of this,’ he told a conservative audience. ‘We’re going to plow through it and do our job.’ And President Donald Trump, surprisingly civil in recent days on the controversy, unleashed a twitter storm questioning Ford’s veracity: ‘If the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed.’ Never mind that the vast majority of sexual assaults are never reported to police. Or that Ford, then about 15, said she did not even tell her parents.” (09/22/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/20/christine-blasey-ford-needs-testify-brett-kavanaugh-editorials-debates/1372242002

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35) The GOP’s spine of Silly Putty
Source: The American Spectator
by Brandon J Weichert

“The Republicans in Congress prove yet again how hapless they are, this time in the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. Just as with so much in American politics today, the Republicans have the power to implement most of their agenda. Yet, their implacable left-wing [sic] foes use chicanery and guile to get the Republicans to over-analyze their way to defeat. It works like a charm every time!” (09/23/18)

https://spectator.org/the-gops-spine-of-silly-putty/

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36) We must all sacrifice for the environment (but I meant you — not me!)
Source: Heartland Institute
by Greg Walcher

“Have we become a society of people who want to regulate others, but not ourselves? We laugh at those who object to some policy that seemed perfectly OK, when they thought it only applied to others. We make fun of Al Gore proposing the end of fossil fuels, while jetting around the world in his private plane. We chortle about politicians advocating gun control while surrounded by heavily armed bodyguards. In truth, such hypocrisy is common, because the desire to control other people’s behavior is human nature. Yet our attempts frequently come back to haunt us.” (09/21/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/09/we-must-all-sacrifice-for-the-environment-but-i-meant-you-not-me/

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37) Medea Benjamin shows America what real resistance looks like
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Almost immediately after hitting publish on my last article about how the so-called “Resistance” to the Trump administration doesn’t actually resist Trump’s most pernicious agendas in any meaningful way, I saw an awesome video clip proving that there is at least one woman out there providing real opposition to Trump where it matters. A think tank is an organization wherein highly-paid academics pour their collective brainpower into coming up with convincing arguments that it would be good and smart to do something evil and stupid. At one such think tank, the Hudson Institute, former John Bolton advisor and current Mike Pompeo lackey Brian Hook had his neocon cuddle party interrupted by CodePink activist Medea Benjamin Wednesday morning. Benjamin excoriated the Director of Policy Planning for Pompeo’s Iran Action Team, decrying the Trump administration’s crippling sanctions following its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. ‘That is the most ridiculous thing I have seen,’ Benjamin exclaimed while security staff worked to muscle her off the stage. ‘The world community wants to keep the Iran nuclear deal.’” (09/22/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/09/22/medea-benjamin-shows-america-what-real-resistance-looks-like

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38) You don’t understand our culture
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“Critics often scold GMU econ bloggers for violating shared cultural norms. At the meta level, my response is: The critics presume we’re part of their culture. Frankly, we’re not. We have our own folkways, our own norms. These critics just don’t understand our culture. What are the key differences between GMU econ blogger culture and mainstream intellectual culture? For starters …” (09/21/18)

https://www.econlib.org/you-dont-understand-our-culture/

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39) A decade after the financial crisis, the government fuels another housing bubble
Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Daniel Press

“One would think that such a stunning failure would force the government to wind down the [government-sponsored entities]. Yet ten years after the crisis, not only did Congress fail to act on Fannie and Freddie, but the two are actually backing even more of the mortgage market than before. Taxpayers continue to back up to 90 percent of newly written mortgages and as much mortgage debt today as they did during the crisis.” (09/21/18)

https://cei.org/content/decade-after-financial-crisis-government-fuels-another-housing-bubble

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40) CFPB: Will this Dodd-Frank monstrosity be eliminated?
Source: Investors Business Daily
by James Bowers

“The fate of the federal government’s youngest and most aggressive federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), might finally be up for a decision from the Supreme Court. The Competitive Enterprise Institute along with The State National Bank of Spring, Texas, and the 60 Plus Association recently filed a petition with the Supreme Court to hear the case State National Bank of Big Spring v. Mnuchin. The Plaintiffs are asking the court whether Title X of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which established the CFPB, is constitutional. The lawsuit’s question is valid. The CFPB was intentionally created to be insulated from oversight by the three branches of government. What’s more, the CFPB’s director can only be removed by the president for specific causes, such as neglect of duty or extreme wrongdoing. This gives the director unilateral control of how to run the agency with restricted oversight from the president. This feature potentially violates Article II’s ‘take care clause.’ Specifically, that clause says that the president must ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’” (09/21/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/cfpb-dodd-frank-eliminated

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41) Quantum Vibe, 09/21/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (09/21/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1850

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42) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 10, part 5
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“Idealism within crypto is under vigorous attack by those who claim it obstructs ‘respectability’ and the path to profit. The opposite is true. Idealism is the willingness to believe in and to fight for human values, such as freedom and decency. It embodies the core of what is respectable in human behavior. And striving for the best within individuals and for society never blocks an honest profit.” (09/22/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-crypto-idealism-is-the-future-that-crypto-statists-need-to-defame/

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43) Socialism worked in Venezuela
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Richard M Salsman

“Conservatives seem to blithely presume that socialists intend to deliver liberty, prosperity, and peace. But where’s the evidence for that claim, beyond mere self-serving socialist rhetoric and demagoguery? Why assume that socialists seek progress when their many ‘experiments’ over the past century make clear, to anyone aware of the history, that socialist systems repeatedly, ineluctably, and inherently inflict human harm?” (09/21/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/socialism-worked-venezuela

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44) “Settled science” on Obama school lunch program turns out to be junk; what’s next?
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Eight years ago, the Obama administration spent millions of dollars pushing schools to get kids to eat healthier. The science behind the effort was rock solid. Or so everyone thought. Sound familiar? On Wednesday, the Journal of the American Medical Association announced that it was retracting six articles it had published over the past 13 years. All of them authored by Cornell University nutrition expert and director of the school’s Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink. The reason? It no longer could be sure the findings in those studies were valid. The move was highly unusual, not to mention embarrassing, for JAMA, one of the most prestigious, peer-reviewed medical journals around. It should also infuriate taxpayers and parents. And it should make everyone more skeptical of claims about ‘settled science.’” (09/22/18)

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45) Surprise: Secret court fails to oversee and control federal spying
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“This should be obvious: We can’t depend on the courts to protect our privacy. People often say states don’t need to take action to limit warrantless surveillance because the federal courts will protect us. As one cop put it, ‘All these devices you speak of, some of which you grossly miscalculate capabilities, require a very intense warrant process.’ But several Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinions obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) through an open records request reveal the judicial body tasked with overseeing and limiting spy agencies such as the NSA struggle to get information about government spying. And when it does uncover abuses, the court finds it difficult to rein the agencies in.” (09/21/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/09/21/surprise-secret-court-fails-to-oversee-and-control-federal-spying/

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46) Happy anniversary
Source: Cobden Centre
by Tim Price

“Since everybody else in financial media has been indulging in an orgy of self-reflection, selective recollection and brazen virtue-signalling on the back of the 10 year anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy in September 2008, and in steadfast keeping with our principle of ‘no bandwagon left unridden,’ we reproduce below, word for word, our commentary first published on 1st October 2008. A brief update then follows.” (09/21/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/09/happy-anniversary/

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47) The true spirit of multiculturalism
Source: The Jolly Libertarian
by Marco den Ouden

“Canada has become an increasing multicultural country yet, in pursuing this end, there has also been a promotion of sectarianism and identity politics which have eroded good will. The original goals of multiculturalism, the human values of ‘compassion, love and understanding,’ have sometimes been lost in the shuffle. Unfortunately, multiculturalism is often seen as a veil for moral relativism, both by some immigrants and by some conservative elements within society.” (09/20/18)

http://jollylibertarian.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-true-spirit-of-multiculturalism.html

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48) Media ignores Trump’s economy
Source: Town Hall
by Michael Reagan

“It’s surprising that a White House incapable of organizing a two-car funeral — if you believe the mainstream liberal media — is presiding over the most robust economy the U.S. has had in years. One could almost say it makes America great again. Strange, isn’t it? The Obama administration boy and girl geniuses were managing up a storm when it came to the economy, yet growth was sluggish, wages stagnant and economic optimism was nowhere to be found. Then the Trump clown car crashed into the Resolute desk in the Oval Office and all hell broke loose. And that’s in a good way. A man the OpMedia assures us is one drool away from assisted-living or one tantrum away from a rubber room may achieve 3 percent growth in the economy, something that hasn’t happened since 2005. It’s almost enough to make you question the credibility of the liberal media!” [editor’s note: Actually, it’s plenty enough to make me question the sanity of Michael Reagan, if I hadn’t already written that off as a lost cause long ago – TLK] (09/22/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelreagan/2018/09/22/media-ignores-trumps-economy-n2521312

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49) The failure of “Homo Economist”
Source: Acton Institute
by Rev. Ben Johnson

“When Pope Francis denounced ‘libertarian individualism’ last year, few people could find a flesh-and-blood example of the philosophy as articulated by the pontiff. However, the gimlet eye of Stream editor John Zmirak may have found a related species in a creature he identifies as Homo Economist — a theoretical person who contrasts almost completely with the human person as viewed by advocates of constitutional government, ordered liberty, faith, and adherence to the precepts of natural law.” (09/21/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/09/21/failure-homo-economist

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50) Gun confiscation day?
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“I like to believe that most of my comrades in arms, even those serving today who could be my children or grandchildren, would live up to their oath to the Constitution and NOT become the kinds of thugs that German, Japanese, Soviet, or Union troops did in time of war. It is some[thing] that I want to believe, but dare not trust that to be the case. Neither can we trust the guy or gal in blue or black uniform, even if they live next door or sit in the pew in front of us every Sunday.” (09/22/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/09/22/gun-confiscation-day/

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51) Free Talk Live, 09/22/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Cody Wilson and Prostitution? :: Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babies :: Sexual Assault :: Bond Issues :: Age of Consent :: Lawless Government :: Sex Robots Controversial :: Future of Relationships :: Buried in Phones :: Hollow Earth :: Fake Moon Landing :: The Predator :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/22/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-09-22

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52) The Ancap Barber Shop, episode 51
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Hey everybody, it’s time for the Ancap Barber Shop! On this episode, we’re talking about the death of John McCain and the naming of the new Madison, AL Baseball team. We’ve packed a lot into this episode and we’ve got a new theme song! Make SURE you don’t miss this one!” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/22/18)

https://www.ancapbarbershop.com/welp-john-mccain-is-dead-abs051/

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53) The Anarchist Experience, episode 183
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“Cody Wilson did nothing wrong, Rich worries about avoiding Road Pirates, and these HEADLINES: Woman Facing Charges For Saving Dozens of Pets Without a Permit During Hurricane Florence … Illinois priest nearing citizenship now faces deportation. Because he mistakenly voted … City won’t fix laneway because it’s owned by a man who’s been dead for 118 years … Underground Entrepreneur Uses Library to Smuggle Guns to Canada.” [various formats] (09/22/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/09/22/the-anarchist-experience-183/

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54) Scott Adams Says, 09/22/18
Source: Scott Adam Says

“Scott Adams talks about James Woods, Rosenstein, Ellison, Kavanaugh, and coffee.” [Flash video] (09/22/18)

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

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55) The JFK Assassination, episode 13
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

“In this series of short videos, FFF president Jacob Hornberger summarizes and details the circumstantial evidence pointing toward the U.S. national-security state as the orchestrator of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” [Flash video] (09/21/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/the-jfk-assassination-episode-13/

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56) The Big L Podcast, episode 2
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Why is the Libertarian Party Statement of Principles so important? Caryn Ann begins a three-part series on the LP and the Enduring Importance of the Statement of Principles. If you want the background on the history and meaning of this very important document, you don’t want to miss this trilogy of episodes. Make sure to start with this one and listen to all three to get the most benefit from this.” [Flash audio] (09/21/18)

http://biglpodcast.com/the-lp-and-the-enduring-importance-of-the-statement-of-principles-part-1-bl002/

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57) Felony Friday, episode 142
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On today[‘s] episode of Felony Friday polygraph expert Doug Williams joins John to share why he believe[s] the polygraph to be a complete fraud of a technology.” [various formats] (09/21/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/09/21/how-to-beat-a-lie-detector-with-polygraph-expert-doug-williams/

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58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 249
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #249, I discuss how Trump’s policy with Venezuela and Iran has pushed those nations closer with China. Trump’s National Security Review highlight as great power struggles with Russia and China to be the cornerstone to his foreign policy goals.” [various formats] (09/21/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-249-trumps-grand-strategy

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59) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 09/21/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump correctly called the economy a ‘big, fat, ugly bubble.’ The bubble is now much bigger, but President Trump has stamped his name on it. Interest rates are now rising. Is the end of the everything bubble near?” [Flash video] (09/21/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/will-rising-interest-rates-be-the-pin-that-pops-the-everything-bubble

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60) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 258
Source: Libertarianism.org

“P.J. O’Rourke offers comedic relief about the state of our politics from his unique journalistic perspective influenced by the ‘sunshine’ of the 1960s.” [various formats] (09/21/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/podcasts/free-thoughts/laughing-about-politics-pj-orourke

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61) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, special #5
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Join Johnny and Raylene in this special episode highlighting Libertarian Ohio Candidate for governor, Travis Irvine! His exuberant millennial idealism is matched by his passion for liberty and he’s ready to change the landscape of Ohio politics boldly! Get familiar with this thoughtful, principled, and ambitious candidate today!” [Flash audio] (09/21/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/blast-off-with-johnny-rocket-special-5-eclipsing-the-state-w-travis-irvine/

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62) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/21/18
Source: Cato Institute

“U.S. relations with Pakistan are strained not just by war in neighboring Afghanistan, but also by Pakistan’s domestic concerns. Sahar Khan is author of ‘Double Game: Why Pakistan Supports Militants and Resists U.S. Pressure to Stop.’” [various formats] (09/21/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/double-game-why-pakistan-supports-militants-resists-us-pressure-stop

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63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1244
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Michael Rectenwald, a lifelong leftist, has found himself shunned by former friends and colleagues — even people whose careers he helped advance — because he criticized and satirized some of the more outlandish SJW behavior on his Twitter feed. (Yes, this is the emotional level of these folks — they’re angry about his Twitter feed.) But the best part is: what is Rectenwald reading these days? There’s a (somewhat) happy ending here, folks.” [various formats] (09/21/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1244-the-professor-everybody-shuns/

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64) Bloggingheads.tv, 09/21/18
Source: Bloggingheads.tv

“Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and David Kaye (University of California Irvine, Foreign Affairs) …Was Alex Jones kicked off social media unfairly? … Are social media platforms biased against conservatives? … Algorithms built to play on our intense emotions … How Facebook catalyzed atrocities in Myanmar … Could international human rights law help save the Internet? … Do we need local social media councils? … Why Europe is leading the way in online regulation.” [Flash video] (09/21/18)

https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/53675

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65) In The Tank Podcast, episode 158
Source: Heartland Institute

“Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft, with the help of Charlie Katebi, present episode #158 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. This week’s episode features work from the Cato Institute, the World Bank, The Heartland Institute, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, and Pew Charitable Trusts.” [various formats](09/21/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/09/in-the-tank-ep158-world-poverty-declines-bigly-and-medicaid-expansion-costs-underestimated-bigly/

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