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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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In the News:

1) Iraq: Abadi refuses talks with Kurds about referendum results
2) Syria: Russian Ministry of Defense claims US special ops forces and hardware spotted at Islamic State positions
3) North Korea: Regime notices that Trump declared war, says it can take countermeasures
4) NFL: No punishment for players who were not present on sideline for national anthem
5) Target to increase its minimum hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020
6) In first, woman becomes US Marine Corps infantry officer
7) McCain: Doctors gave me “poor prognosis” on cancer fight
8) CA: “Impeach Donald Trump” billboard pops up on San Francisco Bay Bridge
9) Manning says she was denied entry to Canada
10) After Jehovah’s Witnesses, Russia takes on Scientology
11) Voting machine concerns have states eyeing return to paper ballots
12) Catalonia: Invading Spanish police raid town halls in bid to stop referendum
13) Maine’s marijuana social clubs likely to be no-smoking venues
14) Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison
15) Bali: Thousands flee amid fears of volcano eruption
16) FBI: Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year
17) DC: Man abducted near White House had constitutionally protected items in car
18) No protests in NASCAR after Childress, Petty announce that supporting American values is a firing offense
19) UK: Labour divisions exposed as conference vote on Brexit ruled out
20) Japan: Abe calls snap election

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The political philosophy of “fire or suspend!”
22) How to end the Korea crisis
23) Freedom of conscience is the foundation of all freedom
24) End government borrowing
25) Who is wise?
26) How can we fix the CFPB? Shut it down
27) The new electronic police state
28) When “progressives” make Palestinian rights taboo, they’re coddling the far right
29) The Soviets intervened in Afghanistan knowing it was stupid
30) The omnipotent power to kill us
31) Slaying the partisan gerrymander
32) Bitcoin software wars: The case against replay attack protection
33) Our bad foreign policy
34) Federal funding is erasing the line between state and federal policing
35) Wearing a mask in public shouldn’t be a crime
36) Does Mexico have building codes?
37) How Congress is hacking away at disability rights
38) Kneeling for life and liberty is patriotic
39) Government regulatory template: Subsidize demand, restrict supply
40) Quantum Vibe, 09/25/17
41) Populists vs. progressives: Are they still relevant?
42) Superstitions regarding school
43) The war on some drugs
44) The EU’s thousands of senseless tariffs simply serve to punish the poor
45) In Catalonia, proud to be an agent of sedition
46) Football unites against Trump
47) We are at war — so what else is new?
48) The growing Democratic divide
49) Further thoughts on NFL players’ protests
50) The libertarian unknown: What people don’t know about the movement
51) Spending other people’s money
52) Uberphobia: When anti-capitalism turns ugly
53) Tire Nazis
54) The political and economic mystiques of state power
55) Building a better anti-capitalism

The Sound and the Fury:

56) The Bob Zadek Show, 09/24/17
57) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 314
58) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/25/17
59) Freedom Feens Radio, 09/25/17
60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 131
61) Free Talk Live, 09/24/17

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

1) Iraq: Abadi refuses talks with Kurds about referendum results
Source: Al-Jazeera [Qatar]

“The Iraqi government will not hold talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) about the results of Monday’s ‘unconstitutional’ referendum on independence in northern Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. … Masoud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), said the referendum is not binding and was meant to be a legitimate mandate to negotiate with Baghdad and neighbouring countries over the secession of the Kurdish-controlled region from Iraq. Erbil-based Rudaw TV, citing the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission, said 78 percent of the more than five million eligible voters turned out to vote. … The vote was expected to deliver a comfortable ‘yes,’ and final results should be announced in 72 hours. … Turkey’s military confirmed that Turkey and Iraq will conduct joint military drills in Turkey, along an area bordering Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region.” (09/26/17)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/iraq-refuses-talks-kurds-referendum-results-170926033646791.html

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2) Syria: Russian Ministry of Defense claims US special ops forces and hardware spotted at Islamic State positions
Source: Russia Today [Russian state media]

“The Russian Ministry of Defense has released aerial images which they say show US Army special forces equipment north of the town of Deir er-Zor, where ISIS militants are deployed. US Army special units provide free passage for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) through the battle formations of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, the ministry said in a statement. … The images released by the Russian Defense Ministry encourage speculation that the US and SDF forces have some sort of ‘understanding’ with IS terrorists operating in the region, according to Ammar Waqqaf, the director of the Gnosos think tank.” [editor’s note: Yes, it’s Russian state media. No, it doesn’t seem noticeably less reliable than the US stenography outfits pretending to be a free press – TLK] (09/25/17)

https://www.rt.com/news/404365-us-special-forces-isis/

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3) North Korea: Regime notices that Trump declared war, says it can take countermeasures
Source: US News & World Report

“North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. strategic bombers even if they are not in the country’s air space. ‘The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,’ Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York.” (09/25/17)

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-09-25/north-korea-accuses-us-of-declaring-war-says-can-take-countermeasures

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4) NFL: No punishment for players who were not present on sideline for national anthem
Source: USA Today

“An NFL spokesman said Monday that players from the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers would not be punished for violating a league rule that requires players to be present on the sidelines during the playing of the national anthem. ‘There will be no discipline handed down this week for anyone who was not there,’ NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said. Those three teams skipped the pregame ritual on Sunday. The Seahawks and Titans stayed in the locker room as a form of protest, while the Steelers did not take the field as a team so players would not have to choose between making a protest statement or displaying patriotism, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. One Steelers player, offensive lineman and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, stood at the end of the tunnel during the playing of the anthem before the game in Chicago.” (09/25/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/09/25/nfl-no-punishment-players-who-were-not-present-sideline-national-anthem/699456001

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5) Target to increase its minimum hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020
Source: Chicago Tribune

“Target Corp. said Monday it is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month and then increasing it to $15 by the end of 2020. The company said the move will help it better recruit and retain top-quality staff and provide a better shopping experience for its customers. The initiative is part of the discounter’s overall strategy, announced earlier this year, to reinvent its business, including remodeling stores, expanding its online services and opening up smaller urban locations.” (09/25/17)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-target-minimum-wage-increase-20170925-story.html

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6) In first, woman becomes US Marine Corps infantry officer
Source: Raw Story

“A female Marine became the first woman on Monday to complete the notoriously rigorous training course for US infantry officers. Many women serve as officers in the Marines and other branches of America’s armed forces but the woman, who has not been identified publicly at her own request, is the first to finish the 13-week infantry officer training course. ‘I am proud of this officer and those in her class,’ Marine Corps commandant General Robert Neller said in a statement. ‘Marines expect and rightfully deserve competent and capable leaders, and these (Infantry Officer Course) graduates met every training requirement as they prepare for the next challenge of leading infantry Marines; ultimately, in combat,’ Neller added.” (09/25/17)

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/in-first-woman-becomes-us-marine-corps-infantry-officer

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7) McCain: Doctors gave me “poor prognosis” on cancer fight
Source: USA Today

“Sen. John McCain gave new insight into his grim struggle with an aggressive form of brain cancer in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s 60 Minutes. ‘They said that it’s very serious, that the prognosis is very, very serious,’ the 81-year-old McCain [R-AZ] said during the segment titled ‘The Fighter.’ … ‘Some say 3%, some say 14%. You know, it’s a very poor prognosis,” he continued. ‘So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re gonna do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can. And, at the same time, celebrate, with gratitude, a life well-lived.’ McCain, a former naval aviator who was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967 and held as a prisoner of war until 1973, also revealed that he wants his memorial service held at his alma mater in Annapolis, Md.” (09/24/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/24/sen-john-mccain-doctors-gave-me-poor-prognosis-cancer-fight/698823001

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8) CA: “Impeach Donald Trump” billboard pops up on San Francisco Bay Bridge
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Motorists on the Bay Bridge were greeted Monday morning by President Donald Trump’s face, along with the word ‘impeach’ in all caps, according to reports from KTVU and NBC. The east-facing video billboard that will remain on the bridge through October 1 was paid for by the California-based Courage campaign that’s asking Congress to start impeachment proceedings against the Trump. In a statement, the campaign argues that Trump should be kicked out of the White House for ‘attempting to obstruct an investigation into potential wrongdoing by his presidential campaign, refusing to divest from his businesses, publicly supporting white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, and recent decisions to eliminate DACA protections for more than 800,000 young immigrants.’ The 1.4 million-member Courage Campaign is a progressive grassroots advocacy organization that has helped organize more than 60 small groups form. The campaign provides these groups with the tools and framework to get out their messages.” (09/25/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Impeach-Donald-Trump-billboard-Bay-Bridge-SF-12226179.php

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9) Manning says she was denied entry to Canada
Source: Reuters

“Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday. Manning told Reuters via direct message on Twitter that she drove up to the Canadian border in Lacolle, Quebec, on Thursday evening, planning to vacation in Montreal and Vancouver. She said she was stopped at the border and detained overnight before being handed a report stating she was inadmissible ‘on grounds of serious criminality,’ according to a picture of the report she posted online. The offenses Manning was convicted of under the U.S. Espionage Act ‘would equate to an indictable offence, namely Treason’ if committed in Canada, the report reads. ” (09/25/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-immigration-manning/chelsea-manning-says-she-was-denied-entry-to-canada-idUSKCN1C02OW

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10) After Jehovah’s Witnesses, Russia takes on Scientology
Source: Raw Story

“An assemblage of Russia’s top human rights activists is pleading with President Vladimir Putin to reverse decisions that threaten the Church of Scientology’s existence in Russia. Lyudmila Alexeyeva (the woman hailed as Russia’s ‘grand dame of human rights’) led the charge in an open letter published by Russian daily newspaper Kommersant on Monday, asking Putin to intervene in the recent arrest of five Scientologists in St. Petersburg. ‘The events that occurred in St. Petersburg can seriously harm the reputation of our country, which seems particularly dangerous on the eve of the upcoming campaign for the presidential elections in 2018,” the letter read. Russia’s security services raided Scientology headquarters in the country’s so-called northern capital this summer, launching a probe into illegal entrepreneurship, extremism and incitement of hatred in June.” (09/25/17)

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/after-jehovahs-witnesses-russia-takes-on-scientology

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11) Voting machine concerns have states eyeing return to paper ballots
Source: Fox News

“When voters in Virginia head to the polls this November, they’ll be casting their ballots the old-fashioned way. The state’s Board of Elections decided earlier this month to de-certify the widely used Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines ahead of the gubernatorial election, prompting counties and cities to replace their touchscreen machines with those that produce a paper trail. Virginia is not alone. Several states are now considering a return to old-fashioned paper ballots or a reinforced paper trail so results can be verified, amid concerns over hacking attempts in last year’s presidential race as well as longstanding cybersecurity worries about touchscreen machines. ‘Our No. 1 priority is to make sure that Virginia elections are carried out in a secure and fair manner,’ James Alcorn, chairman of the State Board of Elections, said in a statement, calling the move ‘necessary to ensure the integrity of Virginia’s elections.'” (09/25/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/25/voting-machine-concerns-have-states-eyeing-return-to-paper-ballots.html

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12) Catalonia: Invading Spanish police raid town halls in bid to stop referendum
Source: Daily Express [UK]

The Guardia Civil entered a total of 31 council buildings in the north east region of Spain in a bid to seize documents and literature about the upcoming referendum vote that is due to take place on October 1. The operation was mainly focused on towns in the Lleida region, in western and northern Catalonia, including Oliana, Tàrrega, Alpicat and Almacelles. And the Guardia Civil were mainly focused on seizing documents that some mayors signed in support of the referendum as well as any emails that give permission for government buildings to be used as polling stations, according to El Nacional. … The Guardia Civil has also launched action against well-known Catalan radio presenter Monica Terribas, who hosts the daily morning news and current affairs show on Catalonia’s public radio station. She is accused of ‘endangering’ police operations when she called for people to report on the recent anti-referendum raids, and ‘implicitly encouraging disorderly conduct.'” (09/25/17)

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/858601/Catalonia-independence-referendum-Guardia-Civil-Carles-Puigdemont-Mariano-Rajoy

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13) Maine’s marijuana social clubs likely to be no-smoking venues
Source: Portland Press Herald

“Maine may be the first state in the country to license marijuana social clubs, but the pot could not be smoked in the clubs and would have to be consumed in another manner. The legislation to regulate adult-use marijuana under consideration in Augusta now would push club licensing off until at least June 2019, about a year after Maine’s first retail stores are likely to open. Although not thrilled with the delay, most legalization advocates say they are just happy that club licensing was not stripped out of the bill, which is a legislative rewrite of last November’s successful citizen initiative. The bill does not expressly prohibit smoking in the clubs, but it also doesn’t carve out an exemption to the state’s no-smoking law, which bans smoking of any kind, including vaping, in public places such as bars and restaurants.” (09/25/17)

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/25/maines-marijuana-social-clubs-likely-to-be-no-smoking-venues

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14) Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison
Source: Politico

“Former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release in federal court in Manhattan on Monday after pleading guilty in May to transmitting obscene material to a minor. … Prosecutors had sought between 21 and 27 months in prison for Weiner, saying he was aware the girl was 15 years old at the time he was encouraging their explicit conversations, which included her undressing over Skype. Defense attorneys for Weiner argued that he should be spared prison time and sentenced to probation, saying he had made ‘remarkable progress’ over the past year.” (09/25/17)

http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2017/09/25/weiner-sentenced-in-latest-sexting-scandal-114681

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15) Bali: Thousands flee amid fears of volcano eruption
Source: United Press International

“More than 35,000 people have been evacuated from the Indonesian tourist island of Bali amid fears a volcano will erupt for the first time since 1963, when 1,100 people died. On Friday, the Indonesian Center for Vulcanology of Geological Hazard Mitigation raised Mountain Agung’s alert status to Level 4 — the highest — after a ‘tremendous increase’ in seismic activity.” [editor’s note: My wife Tamara’s brother Michael and sister-in-law Putu are with an organization in Bali called YKPA Bali Orphanage street kids project. They’re assisting in the evacuation. If you’d like to help, PayPal to ykpa.bali@gmail.com – TLK] (09/24/17)

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/09/24/35000-flee-amid-fears-of-volcano-eruption-in-Bali/9321506282765/

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16) FBI: Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year
Source: Washington Post

“Violent crime increased in the United States for a second consecutive year in 2016, remaining near historically low levels but pushed upward in part by an uptick in killings in some major cities, according to FBI statistics made public Monday. The FBI’s release of the figures comes as the Trump administration has warned ominously of a dangerous crime wave. In his inaugural address, President Trump described ‘American carnage’ in U.S. cities, while Attorney General Jeff Sessions said earlier this year he worried the crime uptick was ‘the beginning of a trend.’ Some experts and analysts have disputed that suggestion, noting that crime levels were much higher a quarter-century ago.” (09/25/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/25/violent-crime-increased-in-2016-for-a-second-consecutive-year-fbi-says/

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17) DC: Man abducted near White House had constitutionally protected items in car
Source: CNN

“A man who was arrested near the White House Sunday morning was found to have nine guns and three knives in his car, according to a police report. The man was initially stopped by law enforcement for allegedly urinating in public. Secret Service Uniform Division officers approached the man outside an art gallery in the area of 17th street and Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, according to law enforcement sources and arrest records. The suspect told Secret Service officers and agents that he was going to the White House to speak with National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers and Defense Secretary James Mattis ‘for advice on missing paychecks and how to get the chip out of my head,’ according to the incident report obtained by CNN.” (09/24/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/24/politics/arrest-near-white-house-weapons-cache/index.html

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18) No protests in NASCAR after Childress, Petty announce that supporting American values is a firing offense
Source: KATU 2 News

“It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the national anthem Sunday prior to a race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn’t want anyone in their organizations to protest. Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt’s longtime team owner, said of protesting: ‘It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.’ … Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty’s sentiments took it a step further, saying: ‘Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where they’re at? The United States.’ When asked if a protester at Richard Petty Motorsports would be fired, he said, ‘You’re right.'” (09/25/17)

http://katu.com/news/nation-world/no-protests-in-nascar-after-warnings-from-executives-09-25-2017

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19) UK: Labour divisions exposed as conference vote on Brexit ruled out
Source: Daily Mail [UK]

“Labour divisions over Europe erupted after conference delegates agreed not to push the issue of Brexit to a vote. The decision meant Jeremy Corbyn avoided a divisive clash over Labour’s Brexit policy on the conference floor at the gathering in Brighton. But anger boiled over among pro-EU MPs, with one branding the decision ‘f***ing ridiculous’ while a member of Mr Corbyn’s frontbench team said the decision was ‘strange.’ The pro-Corbyn Momentum movement had used its special conference mobile app to suggest that supporters should back other topics for a vote rather than a Brexit motion.” (09/24/17)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4915318/Jeremy-Corbyn-avoids-clash-Brexit-divided-Labour.html

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20) Japan: Abe calls snap election
Source: Bloomberg

“Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he’ll dissolve the lower house of parliament on Sept. 28 for a general election as he announced an $18 billion economic package. At a press conference Monday, Abe unveiled a slew of economic measures including more education spending. He said he’d pay for them with funds from a consumption tax increase originally intended to rein in the nation’s swollen debt. He also spoke about the need to keep up pressure on North Korea after Kim Jong Un’s regime fired two missiles over Japan in recent weeks.” (09/25/17)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-25/japan-s-abe-tells-coalition-partner-he-ll-call-snap-election-j7zuforo

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

21) The political philosophy of “fire or suspend!”
Source: Niskanen Center
by Mark S Weiner

“In the midst of all the uproar, it’s important for the future of liberalism to bear in mind that the president’s effort to enforce patriotic norms on the football field springs from a deeply-held political philosophy. We shouldn’t let the president’s rhetorical inelegance — his cursing, for instance — or the substantive problems with his move as a matter of public policy — where to begin? — blind us to the philosophical pedigree of his bluster and self-regard. In the Trumpian view of politics, the federal government — and the president himself — plays a legitimate and indeed important role when it intrudes into the core decision-making of civil society institutions. Pause for a moment to contemplate the Rubicon we have just crossed: the president has used his bully pulpit to threaten a national boycott of an industry unless its corporate owners heed his own personal assessment of their employment decisions.” (09/25/17)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/political-philosophy-fire-suspend/

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22) How to end the Korea crisis
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“Here’s how to solve the seven-decade old crisis: pull all US troops out of North Korea; end all military exercises on the North Korean border; encourage direct talks between the North and South and offer to host or observe them with an international delegation including the Russians and Chinese, which are after all Korea’s neighbors.” (09/25/17)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/end-korea-crisis

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23) Freedom of conscience is the foundation of all freedom
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jeffrey A Tucker

The ancient world only knew the ideal of unity. The same beliefs. The same religion. The same laws to enforce the one hegemonic will. The military was the model by which the rest of society was organized. Tribes were tolerated so long as they never mixed and never challenged the ruling class. Compliance was the way, because the only means by which that idea can be realized was through the state, which presumed total power to enforce unity. And with that idea came social stagnation. You stay in the station in which you are born: ruler, citizen, servant, merchant, slave. That system eventually broke down because thinking men and women cannot forever live in cages.” (09/25/17)

https://fee.org/articles/freedom-of-conscience-is-the-foundation-of-all-freedom/

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24) End government borrowing
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Sheldon Richman

“Because the sky is apparently the limit to its debt, the government actually has a debt sky. Trump reportedly favors eliminating the debt ceiling. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) agrees with Trump, and the two are said to have a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ on this issue. Presidents dislike debt-ceiling legislation because members of Congress often include unrelated budget items that would otherwise be vetoed. While we might appreciate an end to the charade, this nevertheless seems to be ‘progress’ in the wrong direction. The right direction would be toward eliminating government borrowing by requiring a balanced budget — at a far lower level than the current $4.147 trillion.” (09/25/17)

https://www.aier.org/research/end-government-borrowing

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25) Who is wise?
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Samantha Harris

“One of my favorite ethical teachings, attributed to the second-century Jewish sage Ben Zoma, asks ‘Who is wise? The one who learns from every person.’ Humility is at the core of this teaching: One cannot be wise unless one is also humble enough to listen with an open mind. In the editorial pages of The New York Times yesterday, columnist Bret Stephens shared the text of a powerful lecture he delivered over the weekend in Australia, entitled ‘The Dying Art of Disagreement.’ Stephens'[s] lecture is a must-read for anyone who cares about the health of our democracy, and is a sobering reminder of how absent humility has become from the way in which we interact with one another.” (09/25/17)

https://www.thefire.org/who-is-wise/

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26) How can we fix the CFPB? Shut it down
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s very name suggests its job is protecting you, the American consumer. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Now, a new study documents the agency’s many problems and makes a modest proposal: Shut the CFPB down. We agree. The CFPB arose from the 2010 Dodd-Frank reforms as a kind of super-regulator for all consumer finance. The Democrats who passed that bill used it to bludgeon Wall Street for its “greed” and to blame the banking industry for the 2007-08 financial crisis. But the CFPB has failed miserably at its job.” (09/22/17)

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/how-can-we-fix-the-cfpb-shut-it-down

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27) The new electronic police state
Source: Cato Institute
by Matthew Feeney

“According to the government, your privacy protections evaporate the moment you set foot in an airport. Although the Fourth Amendment protects us and our ‘effects’ from ‘unreasonable searches and seizures,’ Customs and Border Protection agents can take advantage of an exception to this constitutional protection and search our electronic devices at airports without first establishing reasonable suspicion or securing a warrant. It’s a problem that’s only getting worse.” (09/25/17)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/new-electronic-police-state

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28) When “progressives” make Palestinian rights taboo, they’re coddling the far right
Source: In These Times
by Rahul Saksena

“Earlier this month, Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss removed Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate in the Illinois gubernatorial race due to Ramirez-Rosa’s refusal to oppose the 2005 Palestinian-led call to use boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) tactics to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian rights and to comply with international law. BDS campaigns, inspired by the South African anti-Apartheid struggle, are vigorously opposed by Israel’s fiercest defenders, who prefer to perpetuate a status quo that favors discrimination and apartheid over justice, freedom and equality. Biss’ decision is the latest sign that, even among self-described progressive politicians, support for Palestinian rights remains taboo.” (09/22/17)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20541/Daniel-Biss-Carlos-Ramirez-Rosa-Palestinian-BDS-Israel-Trump-far-right

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29) The Soviets intervened in Afghanistan knowing it was stupid
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Marko Marjanovic

“In March 1979 Afghanistan’s new Communist government begged the Soviet Union to come to its aid in crushing a rebellion in its Herat province. The Soviet politburo sat down in Moscow, and in a four-day debate, listed all the reasons why this was an extremely bad idea, and roundly rejected it. Then in December the very same politburo which in early 1979 explained so well why a direct military intervention in Afghanistan was such a stupid idea now approved it. In March the Soviet leadership felt an intervention in Afghanistan would mean they would become involved in fighting the Afghan people, they wouldn’t be able to explain the intervention to Soviet citizens, and it would cause greater tension with the US and the western world. In December 1979 they still believed all these things but now they intervened anyway.” (09/25/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/articles/soviets-intervened-afghanistan-knowing-full-well-stupid-thing/

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30) The omnipotent power to kill us
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Ask yourself: What is the worst power that any government can possess insofar as the freedom and well-being of the citizenry are concerned? The power to tax incomes? The power to debauch the currency? The power to censor speech? The power to compel church attendance? No. As bad as all those powers are, they are still not the worst. The worst power is the power to kill people, including the government’s own citizenry. That’s the power that the federal government acquired with the conversion of the federal government to a national-security state after World War II — the power to kill Americans (and others) without risk of any criminal or civil liability. It’s also the power held by all totalitarian regimes in history, including Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Red China, Vietnam, Cuba, and North Korea.” (09/25/17)

https://www.fff.org/2017/09/25/omnipotent-power-kill-us/

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31) Slaying the partisan gerrymander
Source: The American Prospect
by Sam Wang & Brian Remlinger

“Gerrymandering is an old phenomenon with new dimensions and heightened significance for American democracy. Thanks to technology and political polarization, the effects of partisan gerrymandering since 2012 have been more pronounced than at any point in the previous 50 years. Close to a hundred congressional seats and thousands of state legislative seats have been strategically drawn to be noncompetitive at the expense of all other interests. As a consequence, tens of millions of voters have had no meaningful say in who represents them. In this year’s Supreme Court term, the justices have taken up the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering in a case involving state legislative districts drawn by Republicans in Wisconsin. A key question for the Court will be whether neutral statistical tools can reliably detect partisan gerrymanders. We believe that such tools are available, and it is time for the courts to apply them.” (09/25/17)

http://prospect.org/article/slaying-partisan-gerrymander-0

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32) Bitcoin software wars: The case against replay attack protection
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Jamie Redman

“The Segwit2x hard fork is drawing near, and we may see another blockchain split in the near future. At press time the intention to upgrade the block size to 2MB is backed by 93.8 percent of the entire Bitcoin network hashrate. However, the 2MB increase is not supported by a particular group of Core supporters, and the Core client’s developers are also outspoken against the fork. One of the biggest controversies about the fork is the lack of replay attack protection, and bitcoin proponents have been quarreling about this issue for quite some time.” (09/25/17)

https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-software-wars-the-case-against-replay-attack-protection/

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33) Our bad foreign policy
Source: The New Republic
by Sarah Jones

“The war in Afghanistan is 16 years old, yet America does not have an anti-war party. Foreign policy is in fact one of the few areas of common ground between Democrats and Republicans: Just last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a $700 billion defense policy bill, far more than what President Donald Trump had requested. The foreign policy establishment is remarkably monolithic, which helps explain why the anti-war candidate Barack Obama ended up on the side of that establishment so often during his presidency. The results have not been encouraging. This is the backdrop for Senator Bernie Sanders’s foreign policy speech to students at Westminster College last week. In keeping with his progressive campaign for president, Sanders attacked the shibboleths of the foreign policy elite, while formulating an alternative way to look at national security that incorporated his egalitarian economic views.” [editor’s note: So nice to see “progressives” remember their “pro-peace” aspect, now that someone they hate sits on the throne – SAT] (09/25/17)

https://newrepublic.com/article/144976/bad-foreign-policy

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34) Federal funding is erasing the line between state and federal policing
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“The federal government has fundamentally transformed state and local law enforcement agencies into a national police force, using funding to incentivize local cops to focus on federal law enforcement priorities. The Department of Homeland Security other federal agencies funnel billions of dollars to local police departments through grant programs and equipment transfers. Of course, the feds tie virtually all of the money to specific enforcement objectives, whether it be the war on drugs, traffic safety, or anti-terrorism. The availability of so much cash and equipment skews law enforcement priorities to those the feds want to focus on, and can pull resources away from local policing priorities.” (09/24/17)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/09/24/federal-funding-erasing-the-line-between-state-and-federal-policing/

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35) Wearing a mask in public shouldn’t be a crime
Source: Reason
by A Barton Hinkle

“Last weekend’s demonstrations on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. didn’t descend into rioting and mayhem, for which we can all be thankful. Only seven people were arrested — and four of them shouldn’t have been. Three of them are students at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the fourth is a former student. They were on hand to protest the neo-Confederates who had come to town, and were arrested for wearing masks in public. One wore a bandanna over her face; the others wore Halloween masks. In Virginia, wearing a mask or hood to conceal your identity is a felony. In one of those amusing coincidences of which the universe seems so fond, their trials have been set for Oct. 31 — Halloween. In another amusing coincidence, the law they are accused of breaking was passed in 1952, in an effort to stymie the KKK’s effort to start a chapter in Richmond. Actually, that is neither amusing nor a coincidence. Laws passed for the sake of protecting racial minorities or limiting the power of the majority often wind up being used for precisely the opposite purpose.” (09/25/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/09/25/wearing-a-mask-in-public-shouldnt-be-a-c

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36) Does Mexico have building codes?
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“Fortunately, the death toll in Tuesday’s Mexico-City quake looks to be much, much smaller than was the case in 1985. So far, casualty counts number in the low hundreds. The Wall Street Journal today attributes this to improvements in building codes …. But why was Mexico still building earthquake-prone construction in the 1970s? By the mid-80s, California had already been at work addressing the earthquake issue for years. Why didn’t Mexican cities pass better building code laws before then? Well, it turns out that they did have building codes before then, but merely passing laws doesn’t actually solve problems.” (09/25/17)

https://mises.org/blog/doesnt-mexico-have-building-codes

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37) How Congress is hacking away at disability rights
Source: Reuters
by Samuel R Bagenstos

“On September 7, on a straight party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee moved forward a bill that would gut key protections for people with disabilities. Although versions of this legislation had been introduced in prior years, the bill did not go anywhere while President Barack Obama stood ready to veto it. But now that President Donald Trump, whose actions have demonstrated hostility to civil rights, occupies the White House, the proposal presents a real risk of passage. If Republicans in Congress do eviscerate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it will be the culmination of their recent abandonment of the bipartisan consensus in favor of inclusion and equality for disabled persons.” (09/25/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bagenstos-disability-commentary/commentary-how-congress-is-hacking-away-at-disability-rights-idUSKCN1C022V

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38) Kneeling for life and liberty is patriotic
Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“Donald Trump, who has a disturbing history of praising brutal dictators, possesses no better than a Twitter troll’s understanding of what it means to be an American patriot. He spent the weekend trolling the NFL over the players protesting police violence during the national anthem, though any other president would have been attending to the millions of fellow citizens suffering in Puerto Rico; and the NFL athletes who defied him by taking a knee Sunday in solidarity with protests against police killings had the high ground, as good students of American history will understand.” (09/25/17)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/kneeling-for-life-and-liberty-is-patriotic/540942/

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39) Government regulatory template: Subsidize demand, restrict supply
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“The government does it in health care, education, and housing. Usually in the name of increasing access to or usage of something, they will subsidize demand. But then at the same time they will restrict supply, giving lie to this stated justification of increasing access, making the whole exercise a crony enrichment of a small number of incumbent producers or asset owners. The government creates low income housing programs and subsidized mortgages but limits the ability to construct new homes, thus having the primary effect not of increasing housing access but of driving up home prices for current incumbent home owners. In health care the government subsidizes access to care in any number of ways but then restricts supply through certificates of need, onerous licencing programs, and drug manufacturing restrictions. Now, consider solar panels.” (09/25/17)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2017/09/government-regulatory-template-subsidize-demand-restrict-supply.html

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40) Quantum Vibe, 09/25/17
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser and Lea Jean Badelles

Cartoon. (09/25/17)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1693

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41) Populists vs. progressives: Are they still relevant?
Source: CounterPunch
by David Rosen

“Trump was elected president as a closet ‘populist;’ Sanders ran as a democratic socialist, a 21st century ‘progressive.’ Their political labels have become the common nomenclature, the ideological shorthand, used by the media and others to characterizes the current generation of non-centrist politicians, be they of the right or left, whether at the national or local level. What role did the original populist and progressive movements play in the formation of America’s current, postmodern political culture? And does the current usage of these terms only serve to confuse today’s political climate?” (09/25/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/25/populists-vs-progressives-are-they-still-relevant/

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42) Superstitions regarding school
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Skyler J Collins

“My family has been on our unschooling journey for going on six years now. Within that time I have had the opportunity to meet countless other unschooling parents, families and people raised with unschooling, both online and in person. (See my interview of two unschooled adult brothers.) In every case I have learned more about how unschooling works and the effects of being raised in such an unconventional way. What I have learned has revealed to me bit by bit the superstitious nature that is the belief in the necessity of school and other forms of compulsory education. With links to some very good resources (all from the great Sandra Dodd), here is a list of superstitions associated with school …” (09/25/17)

http://everything-voluntary.com/superstitions-regarding-school

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43) The war on some drugs
Source: Mises Canada
by Doug Casey

“Longtime readers know that although I personally abstain from drugs and generally eschew the company of abusive users, I think they should be 100% legal. Not just cannabis. All drugs. The most important reason is moral and ethical. Your primary possession is your own body. If you don’t own it, and don’t have a right to do whatever you want with it, then you in fact have no rights at all. That’s the main reason why the drug war itself is criminal, and morally insane. The economic, medical, practical, and many other reasons to repeal prohibition are important, but strictly secondary. Few people consider how arbitrary, and historically recent, the current prohibition is; until the Harrison Act was passed in 1914, heroin and cocaine were both perfectly legal and easily obtainable over the counter.” (09/25/17)

https://www.mises.ca/the-war-on-some-drugs/

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44) The EU’s thousands of senseless tariffs simply serve to punish the poor
Source: Independent Institute
by Kevin Dowd

“As the then-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel concisely put it in a Commons Debate in 1843: ‘I am bound to say that it is our interest to buy cheap, whether other countries will buy cheap or no.’ The tariff on orange imports is far from being the least justifiable of the EU’s many thousands of tariffs. Consider coffee. There are a number of different tariff schedules on coffee imports and the general idea underlying them is that raw materials get zero or very low tariffs, but the processed coffee imports that compete with EU coffee processors currently attract tariffs of up to 11.5 percent. Remember that when you buy your next ‘fair trade’ coffee.” (09/25/17)

http://blog.independent.org/2017/09/25/the-eus-thousands-of-senseless-tariffs-simply-serve-to-punish-the-poor/

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45) In Catalonia, proud to be an agent of sedition
Source: Antiwar.com
by Vicent Partal

“Now they’re calling us seditious. They accuse us, all of us, tens or even hundreds of thousands of people that have protested in support of Catalan institutions, of being agents of sedition. This is what the assistant state prosecutor, Miguel Angel Carballo Cuervo, has said in a document destined to inhabit the precincts of judicial infamy. He, of course, will never understand it, but his accusation, is for me at least, an honor. Why? Because I believe it is an honor to be accused of sedition by an authoritarian state that violates its own laws to cancel democratic rights. It is honorable to be accused of sedition by those that arrest politicians, threaten media outlets, spy on personal correspondence, close down websites, invade government offices, enter into print shops without warrants, and threaten high school principals.” (09/25/17)

http://original.antiwar.com/Vicent_Partal/2017/09/24/catalonia-proud-agent-sedition/

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46) Football unites against Trump
Source: Our Future
by Libero Della Piana

“President Donald Trump has done something no one else could do until now. He has united the National Football League around the National Anthem protest of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Friday, Trump went on a tirade aimed at Kaepernick and other professional athletes who have been protesting police violence by kneeling during the National Anthem or supporting those kneeling. ‘Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b– off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” said Trump at an Alabama rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange. Trump went on to condemn recent NFL rules aimed at reducing head trauma.” (09/25/17)

https://ourfuture.org/20170925/football-unites-against-trump

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47) We are at war — so what else is new?
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Hillary Clinton, who didn’t get a majority of all votes and who lost in the Electoral College, keeps on grinding through her long list of people who failed her. Her nuttiest charge, that ‘Russia ‘Hacked’ the election,’ reached its apogee, last week, in the bizarre video featuring Morgan Freeman. The actor, who’s played both the President and God, intones that ‘We have been attacked; we are at war.’ Financed by a cobbled-together Committee to Investigate Russia, the notion seems to be: stretch Hillary Clinton’s conspiracy theory into the talking points for … a coup d’etat. Congress is, of course, investigating ‘what Russia did.’ Unearthed, so far? Not much.” (09/25/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/09/25/we-are-at-war-so-what-else-is-new/

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48) The growing Democratic divide
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Linda Feldmann

“Nancy Pelosi likely never dreamed that the DREAMers would turn on her. But that’s what happened. Days after the top House Democrat and her Senate counterpart struck a deal with President Trump to help young illegal immigrants gain legal status, several dozen immigration activists overwhelmed a press conference she was holding on the subject. ‘All of us or none of us,’ they chanted. And: ‘we are not a bargaining chip.’ It was an extraordinary scene, playing out on Representative Pelosi’s home turf Monday in San Francisco. Here, after all, was a Democratic leader, her party frozen from power on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue – who had found a way to work with Mr. Trump to potentially shield from deportation nearly 700,000 illegal immigrants brought to this country as children, in exchange for enhanced border security. Earlier this month, Trump had rescinded their protected status under the Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.” (09/22/17)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/0922/The-growing-Democratic-divide

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49) Further thoughts on NFL players’ protests
Source: EconLog
by Don Boudreaux

“I agree that Donald Trump has as much of a right as do others to peacefully express his opinions. But this fact does not render invalid or hypocritical any criticisms of the substance of Trump’s expressed opinions. Specifically here, it is both correct and appropriate to criticize Trump for asserting (as he did in his now-infamous tweet) that individuals who earn millions of dollars in private employment ‘should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem.’ Put differently, it is perfectly correct and appropriate to criticize Trump for suggesting that a condition for holding a high-paying private-sector job in America is that those who hold such jobs show what is widely held to be minimum proper deference to symbols of the state.” (09/25/17)

http://cafehayek.com/2017/09/thoughts-nfl-players-protests.html

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50) The libertarian unknown: What people don’t know about the movement
Source: Students For Liberty
by Satchel Park

“The Libertarian Movement is beginning to pick up steam the US after the devastating election of 2016 that left most of America shocked. While most Americans voted for the lesser of two evils, the majority were unaware that there were other alternatives for President. This gave the Libertarian Movement the opportunity to begin recruiting members from both sides. SFL, YAL, College Libertarians, etc began to take shape and people took notice. In the most liberal of colleges, Libertarian ideals began thriving and challenging the status quo. However, there’s a lot of people that are unfamiliar with the liberty movement and its associated groups. The entire purpose of this post is to enlighten individuals who are unclear on the principles of Libertarianism and the Movement itself.” (09/24/17)

https://www.studentsforliberty.org/2017/09/24/libertarian-unknown-people-dont-know-movement/

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51) Spending other people’s money
Source: Town Hall
by Tom Purcell

“I can’t blame them, really. It’s human nature to want something for nothing. I speak of two tenants who recently moved into a rental unit I own. I made the mistake of renting the unit for one flat rate that included ‘free’ utilities. Since the tenants didn’t have to pay directly for their electricity usage, they cranked the air conditioner day and night. There was no incentive for them to turn it off when they were at work during the day or away for the weekend. Whereas the electric bill for that unit averages about $50 per month this time of the year, their electric bill came in just under $200 per month, for the simple reason that someone else (that would be me) was footing the bill. I got to thinking about this concept recently. It is the reason our government is so bloated and our deficit and debt (we just exceeded $20 trillion in debt a few weeks ago) are so high.” (09/25/17)

https://townhall.com/columnists/tompurcell/2017/09/25/spending-other-peoples-money-n2386160

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52) Uberphobia: When anti-capitalism turns ugly
Source: spiked
by Brendan O’Neill

“The satire writes itself these days. For the past 16 months, ever since voters said No to the EU, the supposed liberal set has been signalling its virtue over migrant workers. These Remainer types have filled newspaper columns and dinner-party chatter with sad talk about foreigners losing the right to travel to and work in Britain. Yet now these same people have chortled as London mayor Sadiq Khan and his pen-pushers at Transport for London (TfL) have refused to renew Uber’s licence in the capital. Which means 30,000 people will lose work. Many of them migrants. They cry over migrant workers one day, and laugh as they lose their livelihoods the next. Anyone would think their overriding concern is less with migrants’ right to work than with their own insatiable need to engage in political posturing.” (09/25/17)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/uberphobia-when-anti-capitalism-turns-ugly

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53) Tire Nazis
Source: LewRockwell.com
by Eric Peters

“You visit the tire shop to buy a new set. Used to be that you’d either tell the guy behind the counter which tires you wanted or discuss options with him. Then you’d buy them and he’d install them. Now the guy behind the counter will scan your car’s VIN — which is tied to the DMV — and first find out all kinds of things about you and your car. Then he will tell you which tires you’re allowed to buy. Yes, really. If your car originally came equipped with tires that carried a V speed rating — the ‘V’ indicating rated for sustained travel at speeds up to 149 MPH — but you’ve decided you’d like to buy less aggressive (and less expensive) tires with an H rating — the ‘H’ indicating rated safe for sustained travel at sustained speeds up to 130 MPH — the Tire Nazi will not allow it.” (09/25/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/09/eric-peters/tire-tyranny/

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54) The political and economic mystiques of state power
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“One of the great political mysteries has been the success of governments in ruling over societies with little opposition and resistance from the vast majority of the population, even when those governments have been brutal tyrannies and openly dictatorial in their control. This has been true, no less, under democratic regimes, as well, under which levels of taxation have been far higher and the degrees of regulation over personal, social and economic activities often much more intrusive than under tyrants of bygone ages. This has been in spite of the fact that those governments are formally ‘answerable to the people’ through regular elections determining who holds high political office with legitimized power over the electorate’s lives.” (09/25/17)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/political-economic-mystiques-state-power/

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55) Building a better anti-capitalism
Source: Jacob ex Machina
by Jacob Lyles

“In my first political awakening, I became an ardent pro-capitalist libertarian. There were some anti-capitalists to debate around my university and on the internet, but the average quality of their arguments were so poor that engaging with these folks deepened my convictions instead of challenging them. But over the years I have seen first hand some of the failures of capitalism. Burning Man and its ethos of public contribution was a major turning point in my attitude towards capitalism, illustrating the great good that can be created outside of formal exchange relationships. Now I see that there are plenty of circumstances where free markets fail to create an optimal outcome, either by failing to properly incentivize things that we value, or by failing to disincentivize bad behavior. Market capitalism alone is not a complete recipe for growing a good society.” [editor’s note: Lyles seems to be confusing free markets with capitalism (the two are opposites); none of the activities he recommends is incompatible with the former – TLK] (09/24/17)

https://jacobexmachina.blogspot.com/2017/09/10-ways-to-build-better-anti-capitalism.html

***** The Sound and the Fury *****

56) The Bob Zadek Show, 09/24/17
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“[Austin] Petersen joins Bob … to discuss his stance on [federalism and taxation] issues, along with those where he disagrees with the Libertarian Party, such as the non-aggression principle.” [various formats] (09/24/17)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2017/9/21/federalism-and-the-flat-tax-the-austin-petersen-plan

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57) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 314
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Get ready for one of the most absurd, rambling, all-over-the-map liberty podcasts ever recorded. If crassness and taking nothing seriously isn’t your bag, you may want to skip this episode.” [various formats] (09/25/17)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/09/25/libertarians-living-rooms-drinking-liquor-hijinks-ensue-mike-brancatelli/

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58) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/25/17
Source: Cato Institute

“New research indicates that the role of mandatory minimums in reducing crime has been smaller than proponents would have you believe. Kevin Ring of Families Against Mandatory Minimums comments.” [various formats] (09/25/17)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/failing-argument-mandatory-minimums

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59) Freedom Feens Radio, 09/25/17
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Shane Buell, Jeremy Heisenberg, and Michael W. Dean (1st hour) yak about Trumpykins and his tantrum aimed at the NFL, MWD learning the piano, Godwin’s Law, being internet famous as the crying nazi, Uber being banned in London, and veterans siding with the #TakeAKnee crowd.” [various formats] (09/25/17)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15075

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60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 131
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“We discuss more on Crypto, and whether or not day-trading is a good idea, another startup ‘move here’ project, and how best to effectively secede land from the State.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/25/17)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/the-anarchist-experience-131/

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61) Free Talk Live, 09/24/17
Source: Free Talk Live

“Old Guard Banker’s Attack on Bitcoin :: Inflation Tax :: Scott the Bigot :: Forced Military Funding :: Mark’s Bizarre Licensure Argument :: Permission to Leave :: Fiat Money Wonders! :: Cyborgs :: Will Coley Joins Us for Update on MALIC Center Launch and Fundraiser :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/24/17)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2017-09-24

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