*****
RATIONAL REVIEW NEWS DIGEST
The Freedom Movement’s Daily Newspaper

Volume XVI, Issue #4,077
Thursday, October 11th, 2018
442 email subscribers

http://rationalreview.com

Please forward this email to your friends so
they can subscribe too at http://eepurl.com/bSo8ST
*****

In the News:

1) US stocks suffer worst loss in eight months; Dow sinks 831 points
2) UK: Supreme Court backs bakery that refused to make gay marriage cake
3) US regime court sentences French abductee to 20 years for selling stuff without permission
4) UN calls for investigation into jailed Venezuelan leader’s death after officials call it a suicide
5) Myanmar: Journalists held after handing themselves in to police
6) Lawsuit: Five high school “mean girls” targeted boy with false accusations of sexual assault
7) China Uighurs: Xinjiang regime legalizes “reeducation” camps
8) Trump regime seeks public comments on marijuana reclassification
9) FL: Woman with “emotional support squirrel” removed from plane
10) Sears reportedly preparing for bankruptcy filing as soon as this week
11) OR: Portland Antifa protesters caught on video bullying elderly motorist, woman in wheelchair
12) MO: Man arrested after posting Facebook video showing how to remove an ankle monitor
13) France: Macron looks for political “fresh air” amid nationwide protests
14) Russian troll farm targeted in arson attack
15) Cypress Hill launches new cannabis brand through online delivery service
16) Ex-assistant in $1.2 million Goldman Sachs wine theft case jumps to death from 33rd story window
17) Pakistan: Navy quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties
18) TX: Despite everyman image, O’Rourke even wealthier than Cruz
19) Report: US intel intercepted Saudi plans to capture missing journalist
20) SCOTUS puts census suit depositions on hold

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) I am so over the Constitution
22) Two things the Kavanaugh fiasco did damage to “from the right”
23) Empire loyalists grieve resignation of moderate psychopath Nikki Haley
24) The revolutionary economic achievement of platforms
25) The Romer Nobel cheers human potential
26) What to expect if Democrats win the House
27) Big government apologetics
28) In aftermath of confirmation, Democrats would be wise to move on
29) There’s only one argument for college (and it’s wrong)
30) The emerging US energy powerhouse
31) Student loan forgiveness mess: The program is the problem
32) Is cultural Marxism America’s new mainline ideology?
33) The Fed’s foolish foulup
34) The Constitution’s anti-majoritarian bias
35) Does “white male rage” exist?
36) Why Kavanaugh matters to libertarians
37) The abortion case likely headed for the Supreme Court
38) Pruitt’s gone, but Wheeler carries on agenda
39) By a super weird coincidence, largest supporters of Net Neutrality restrictions on ISPs are the largest free riders of ISP bandwidth
40) Ahead of midterm elections, states working diligently to protect your votes
41) Quantum Vibe, 10/10/18
42) Fear of defeat and the Vietnam War
43) Democrats’ latest excuse for their losses: Blame the Constitution
44) EU Internet censorship will censor the whole world’s Internet
45) Government should be a servant
46) How Khashoggi’s disappearance could change Middle East politics
47) Venezuela: One of the worst cases of hyperinflation in human history
48) Partisans United Against Free Speech
49) Economic thought in ancient Greece
50) Rape trials in civil courts are a threat to justice

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/10/18
52) Political Research Digest, 10/10/18
53) Tom Woods: The making of an anti-war libertarian
54) Blockchain 2025, 10/10/18
55) Scott Adams Says, 10/10/18
56) Constitutionally Speaking, episode 33
57) Political Theater with Jason Dick, episode 40
58) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 107
59) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 256
60) Electric Libertyland, episode 93
61) Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, 10/10/18
62) Free Talk Live, 10/09/18
63) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 17
64) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1257
65) Bloggingheads.tv, 10/09/18

vvvvv SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! vvvvv

WHEN PEACE BREAKS OUT
New Song from Steve Trinward!

DEATH BY REGULATION
by Mary Ruwart, PhD
http://www.ruwart.com/product/death-regulation

TIPPING POINT: A NOVEL BY FRANK CLARKE
http://tinyurl.com/TipgPt2

Tyranny Demands AN ACT OF SELF-DEFENSE: A NOVEL BY ERNE LEWIS
http://www.tinyurl.com/elewis

^^^^^ SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS ^^^^^

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

1) US stocks suffer worst loss in eight months; Dow sinks 831 points
Source: Chicago Tribune

“U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss in eight months on Wednesday as technology companies continued to drop. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points. The losses were widespread, and stocks that have been the biggest winners on the market the last few years, including technology companies and retailers, suffered steep declines. Apple and Amazon both had their worst day in two and a half years. The Nasdaq composite, which has a high concentration of technology companies, had its biggest loss in more than two years. … The S&P 500 index sank 94.66 points, or 3.3 percent, to 2,785.68. The benchmark index fell for the fifth straight day, which hadn’t happened since just before the 2016 presidential election.” (10/10/18)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-stock-market-falls-20181010-story.html

—–

2) UK: Supreme Court backs bakery that refused to make gay marriage cake
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A Belfast bakery run by evangelical Christians was not obliged to make a cake emblazoned with the message ‘support gay marriage,’ the supreme court has ruled, overturning a £500 damages award imposed on it. The unanimous decision by the UK’s highest court was greeted as a victory for free speech but condemned by gay rights groups and the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland as a backward step in combating discrimination. … The five justices on the supreme court — Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Hodge and Lady Black — found the bakery did not refuse to fulfil Lee’s order because of his sexual orientation and therefore there was no discrimination on those grounds. … Freedom of expression, as guaranteed by article 10 of the European convention on human rights, includes the right ‘not to express an opinion which one does not hold,’ Hale added.” (10/10/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/10/uk-supreme-court-backs-bakery-that-refused-to-make-gay-wedding-cake

—–

3) US regime court sentences French abductee to 20 years for selling stuff without permission
Source: Ars Technica

“The bearded Frenchman who admitted in June 2018 to being underground drug trafficker ‘OxyMonster’ has now been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Gal Vallerius is best known for selling on the underground online marketplace known as Dream Market. He was arrested in August 2017 after arriving in the United States to attend a beard competition in Austin, Texas. Miami-based US District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. also ordered Vallerius on Tuesday to forfeit nearly 100 bitcoins and more than 121 units of bitcoin cash.” (10/10/18)

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/dark-web-vendor-with-totally-amazing-beard-sentenced-to-20-years-in-prison/

—–

4) UN calls for investigation into jailed Venezuelan leader’s death after officials call it a suicide
Source: ABC News

“Some Venezuelans are suspecting foul play after government authorities said a jailed opposition leader committed suicide on their watch Monday. Fernando Alban, an opposition councilman, was detained last Friday after returning to Caracas from New York City. Alban was accused by Venezuelan authorities of being part of an assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro involving a drone in August. Alban was being detained by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, also known by the Spanish acronym SEBIN, at their headquarters in Caracas. Venezuelan authorities said Alban jumped to his death from the 10th floor of the building on Monday. … Suspicion of foul play grew when Nestor Luis Reverol, Minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace in Venezuela, tweeted that Alban was being transferred to see a judge when, while sitting in a waiting room, he jumped from a window, a different explanation from the one Attorney General Saab had given on national TV.” (10/10/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/International/calls-investigation-jailed-venezuelan-leaders-death-officials-call/story?id=58381881

—–

5) Myanmar: Journalists held after handing themselves in to police
Source: Reuters

“Three senior journalists at Myanmar’s largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing ‘fear or alarm’ following a complaint from the Yangon regional government. … the three journalists were taken in handcuffs to Tamwe township court, where they were remanded in custody to Insein Prison, northern Yangon, until Oct. 17. Defense lawyer Kyi Myint told reporters outside the courthouse that the Yangon regional government had filed a complaint over an article by the paper’s chief reporter Phyo Wai Win. The article, published on Monday, included quotes from regional lawmakers raising questions about public spending, including on an overhaul of transport in the country’s commercial hub.” (10/10/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-journalists/myanmar-newspaper-journalists-held-after-handing-themselves-in-to-police-idUSKCN1MK1N6

—–

6) Lawsuit: Five high school “mean girls” targeted boy with false accusations of sexual assault
Source: Fox News

“A group of five high school ‘mean girls’ in Pennsylvania confessed to targeting a boy with false sexual assault allegations just because they ‘don’t like him.’ The boy’s parents, Michael J. and Alicia Flood, have launched a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages, claiming the girls at Seneca Valley High School in Pittsburgh ‘conspired in person and via electronic communication devices to falsely accuse [their son] of sexual assault on two occasions.’ The parents dubbed the group ‘mean girls’ in reference to the 2004 cult classic of a high school clique starring Lindsay Lohan. They are suing the girls’ parents, the school district and the Butler County District Attorney’s office.” [editor’s note: But of course “believe women” should always be the proper decision – SAT] (10/10/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/five-high-school-mean-girls-targeted-boy-with-false-accusations-of-sexual-assault-lawsuit-claims

—–

7) China Uighurs: Xinjiang regime legalizes “reeducation” camps
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“China’s western Xinjiang region has written ‘vocational training centres’ for Muslim Uighurs into law amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances there. Xinjiang says the centres will tackle extremism through ‘thought transformation.’ Rights groups say detainees are made to swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping and criticise or renounce their faith. In August, China denied allegations that it had locked up a million people. But officials attending a UN human rights meeting admitted that Uighurs ‘deceived by religious extremism’ were undergoing ‘re-education and resettlement.’ Xinjiang has seen cycles of violence and crackdowns for years. China accuses Islamist militants and separatists of orchestrating the trouble.” (10/10/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45812419

—–

8) Trump regime seeks public comments on marijuana reclassification
Source: Forbes

“The federal government wants your input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under global drug treaties to which the U.S. is a party. Specifically, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public comments about the ‘abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use’ of cannabis and several other substances now under international review. Under current U.S. federal law as well as global drug policy agreements, marijuana is classified in the most restrictive category of Schedule I. At home, that means it is considered illegal and not available for prescription, while research on its potential benefits is heavily restricted. Cannabis’s international status means that nations who are signatories of drug control treaties are not supposed to legalize it, though that hasn’t stopped Canada and Uruguay from doing so.” (10/10/18)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/10/10/trump-administration-seeks-public-comments-on-marijuana-reclassification/

—–

9) FL: Woman with “emotional support squirrel” removed from plane
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Police at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an ’emotional support squirrel.’ Passengers had already boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday night when they were told there was a ‘situation’ and everyone needed to get off the plane, according to passenger Brandon Nixon. ‘Everyone was a little panicked. You expect the worst when they say something like that,’ the 24-year-old Ashland, Ohio resident said. ‘A lot of people were asking questions. People wanted to know what was going on.’ As he exited the plane, Nixon said he asked a flight attendant if she had any other information. ‘All she said was ‘a squirrel,” he said. But once they were back in the terminal, ‘word spread pretty quickly’ about what was happening.” [editor’s note: Surprised someone else’s “emotional support cat” didn’t chase and eat that damned tree-rat! – SAT] (10/10/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Flight-delayed-after-woman-brings-squirrel-on-13295397.php

—–

10) Sears reportedly preparing for bankruptcy filing as soon as this week
Source: CNBC

“Sears Holdings, 125 years old and once the largest retailer in the U.S., is readying a bankruptcy filing that could come as soon as this week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday citing people familiar with the situation. … A bankruptcy filing would cap years of efforts by CEO Eddie Lampert to keep the company afloat by steadily stripping out assets, like the Craftsman tool brand and hundreds of Sears and Kmart stores. Lampert, who has a controlling ownership stake in Sears, personally owns roughly 31 percent of the retailer’s shares outstanding, according to FactSet. His hedge fund ESL Investments owns about 19 percent.” (10/10/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/10/sears-reportedly-preparing-for-bankruptcy-filing-as-soon-as-this-week.html

—–

11) OR: Portland Antifa protesters caught on video bullying elderly motorist, woman in wheelchair
Source: Fox News

“Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland bully an elderly motorist, verbally attack a senior citizen in a wheelchair and disrupt traffic during a weekend demonstration caught in a series of stunning videos — that also show no police presence as the chaos unfolds. The group of more than 100 people initially began marching through the streets of the Oregon city Saturday to protest the death of Patrick Kimmons, who was fatally shot by police Sept. 30 after a gunfight that left two men wounded at a parking lot near Southwest Third Avenue. ‘We’re not here to riot. We’re here for justice,’ Charles Kimmons, a family member, told The Oregonian/Oregon Live at the rally. ‘We need to fight this all the way to the end. These cops need to be locked up.’ But soon, videos show some members of the group verbally harassing passersby and drivers, and other demonstrators attempting to direct and disrupt traffic.” (10/10/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-antifa-protesters-caught-on-video-bullying-elderly-motorist-woman-in-wheelchair

—–

12) MO: Man arrested after posting Facebook video showing how to remove an ankle monitor
Source: USA Today

“A Missouri man is in jail after authorities say he filmed himself using a butter knife and a screwdriver to remove an ankle monitor — then posted the video to Facebook. The July video referenced by investigators is still posted on what appears to be the Facebook page of Dustin W. Burns, 33. Court records show Burns pleaded guilty to violating a restraining order earlier this year and was placed on probation. ‘This is how you take an ankle bracelet off,’ says a voice in the video, ‘without breaking the circuit.’ A man in the video can be seen with his pants leg rolled up. He sticks the butter knife in and out of the device, before grabbing a utility tool to unscrew part of it. The man advises viewers to remove the ankle monitor without damaging it, thus avoiding thousands of dollars in fines. The video ends with the man fully removing the bracelet and holding it up to the camera. Authorities believe this man is Burns.” (10/10/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/10/man-removes-ankle-monitor-facebook-video-missouri/1587259002

—–

13) France: Macron looks for political “fresh air” amid nationwide protests
Source: Newsweek

“French President Emmanuel Macron is facing a testing week, as hundreds of nationwide protests coincide with the recent resignation of an interior minister and an imminent Cabinet reshuffle. On Tuesday, trade unions launched nationwide strikes and called on workers, students and pensioners to unite in protest against Macron’s pro-business policies, which they say are ‘destroying France’s social model’ and attacking ‘once again the weakest, most precarious and the poorest.’ … Macron and his prime minister, Edouard Philippe, are planning a Cabinet reshuffle — his second in two months but rumored to be a wider overhaul of Macron’s team.” (10/09/18)

https://www.newsweek.com/macrons-troubled-presidency-readies-rebound-amid-day-nationwide-protest-1159582

—–

14) Russian troll farm targeted in arson attack
Source: The Hill

“The office of a[n alleged] Russian internet troll farm [allegedly] linked to [alleged] election interference efforts by Russia’s government during the 2016 presidential election was set on fire in an arson attack early Tuesday morning, according to reports. The Moscow Times reports that the office of the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency was set ablaze around 3 a.m. Tuesday local time by an unknown suspect who used a Molotov cocktail to start the fire. Surveillance footage shows a window being broken by an unknown suspect, who sets the fire while a female employee flees the office, according to the Times. Police told Russian news outlet RBC that an investigation is underway.” (10/09/18)

https://thehill.com/policy/international/410584-russian-troll-farm-hit-in-arson-attack

—–

15) Cypress Hill launches new cannabis brand through online delivery service
Source: Smell the Truth

“One of music’s most outspoken cannabis advocates are now offering their own legal marijuana products. The venerable hip-hop group Cypress Hill announced the launch of their Cypress Hill Bhang cannabis line alongside the release of their latest studio album, Elephants on Acid, according to a press release. The CHB launch is marked by the release of two special collector’s edition products: a glass jar made to store cannabis, as well as a pre-roll stash box made in the form of a cassette tape. The 1/4 oz. glass jar is shaped like a skull wearing a bucket hat, and comes filled with one of two top-shelf strains (Cherry Bomb or Zookies) grown by California cultivators Ember Valley. The special jar can be seen in Cypress Hill’s latest music video, ‘Crazy.’” (10/10/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/10/09/cypress-hill-launches-new-marijuana-brand-through-online-delivery-service

—–

16) Ex-assistant in $1.2 million Goldman Sachs wine theft case jumps to death from 33rd story window
Source: USA Today

“A former assistant to Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon apparently committed suicide Tuesday, dying around the time he was expected to plead guilty to charges of stealing $1.2 million of pricey wine from his ex-boss. Nicolas De-Meyer jumped to his death from a window on the 33rd floor of the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan, at approximately 2:38 p.m. the New York Police Department said. He died after sending text messages to his sister that ‘indicated he wanted to commit suicide,’ the NYPD said early Wednesday. The worried sister, whom police declined to identify, phoned managers at the hotel on E. 76th St. and asked them to check on her brother. Hotel security officials got into De-Meyer’s room and saw him sitting on a window ledge. He pushed himself off the ledge before the officials could stop him from jumping, police said.” (10/10/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/10/10/man-charged-1-2-million-rare-wine-theft-commits-suicide/1587168002

—–

17) Pakistan: Navy quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Pakistan’s navy is no longer part of the counterpiracy Combined Task Force (CTF) that operates in the western Indian Ocean, officials told Al Jazeera. The decision to leave the task force was taken after the US-led operation refused to pay for fuel for the patrolling warships as part of a previous agreement, two highly-placed military officials told Al Jazeera on the condition of anonymity. Military officials believe that CTF nations will feel Pakistan’s absence because of its counter-piracy expertise and the Pakistani vessels’ access to waters that are not friendly to Western flag-bearing ships.” (10/10/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/pakistan-navy-quits-anti-piracy-task-force-worsening-ties-181008194945464.html

—–

18) TX: Despite everyman image, O’Rourke even wealthier than Cruz
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“With an unassuming air and a black Toyota Tundra he says was ‘the first new vehicle I’ve ever purchased,’ Beto O’Rourke has campaigned thousands of miles across Texas and risen to national prominence on a workaday image that aligns with his politics, but not his personal finances. The son of a onetime Republican county judge and a longtime furniture store owner, the Democratic congressman from El Paso married into the family of one of his hometown’s most prominent developers and has assembled real estate investments worth millions. Congress is rife with rich people, but O’Rourke had a 2015 net worth of about $9 million, ranking 51st out of 435 House members, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. That’s more-than-double the $3.8 million worth of his Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz, who ranked 41st of 100 senators. O’Rourke and his family live in a hilltop, Hacienda-style, 4,700 square-foot home in El Paso, while Cruz, his wife and daughters have a well-appointed condo in an elegant corner of Houston.” (10/10/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Despite-everyman-image-O-Rourke-is-even-13296012.php

—–

19) Report: US intel intercepted Saudi plans to capture missing journalist
Source: Fox News

“U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly intercepted Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who disappeared after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Top Turkish officials fear he was murdered and that his dismembered body was flown out of the country. The Washington Post is reporting that before the journalist disappeared on Oct. 2, Saudi officials discussed a plan to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia. It remains unclear if the Saudi government intended to arrest or kill the journalist known for his writings criticizing the Saudi leadership, or whether the U.S. government informed Khashoggi that he was the target of the Saudi government, the report said. The State Department didn’t respond to Fox News request for a comment.” (10/10/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-intercepted-saudi-plans-to-capture-missing-journalist-report-says

—–

20) SCOTUS puts census suit depositions on hold
Source: Politico

“A dispute over a court-ordered deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross headed back to the Supreme Court on Tuesday night after a federal appeals court denied the Trump administration’s request to block the testimony. In an afternoon order, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Justice Department’s request to halt the deposition in suits related to Ross'[s] decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. However, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who oversees the New York-based 2nd Circuit — put a temporary hold on that deposition Tuesday evening in response to an emergency stay application submitted by Solicitor General Noel Francisco.” (10/09/18)

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/09/wilbur-ross-deposition-census-suit-885804

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

21) I am so over the Constitution
Source: Medium
by James Leroy Wilson

“The people of the United States are mostly proud of its Constitution. Of the Constitution’s (somewhat) democratic processes, equality under the law, and Bill of Rights. We pride ourselves for abandoning monarchy and separating Church and State. I, too, was proud of it for most of my life. I was still proud even when the policies in place didn’t match what I thought was the Constitutional requirements. … Finally, I started to wonder if the Constitution was worth anything. … We judge people by what they do, not by the agreeable things they say. Likewise, we must judge a regime for what it does, not by what its constitution says.” (10/10/18)

—–

22) Two things the Kavanaugh fiasco did damage to “from the right”
Source: KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L Knapp

“‘Presumption of innocence’ in the absence of proof beyond a reasonable doubt is a standard/threshold for formally (through e.g. a criminal court proceeding) penalizing someone for a crime he or she is accused of committing. That’s all it is, and demanding that its application be expanded to social interactions in general isn’t just silly, it’s dangerous. … ‘Due process’ for a SCOTUS position is as follows: Presidential appointment and the ‘Advice and Consent of the Senate.’ That’s it. That’s all. There’s nothing else. … Once Trump nominated Kavanaugh, the only thing Kavanaugh was entitled to was for the Senate to vote yes or no on his nomination after considering his fitness in whatever manner they chose, and to whatever standard they damn well felt like applying.” (10/10/18)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2018/10/two-things-kavanaugh-fiasco-did-damage.html

—–

23) Empire loyalists grieve resignation of moderate psychopath Nikki Haley
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“World War Three proponent and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced her resignation today, to the dismay of establishment bootlickers everywhere. ‘Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned, leaving the administration with one less moderate Republican voice,’ tweeted the New York Times, without defining what specifically is ‘moderate’ about relentlessly pushing for war and starvation sanctions at every opportunity and adamantly defending the slaughter of unarmed Palestinian protesters with sniper fire. ‘Too bad Nikki Haley has resigned,’ tweeted law professor turned deranged Russia conspiracy theorist Laurence Tribe. ‘She was one of the last members of Trumplandia with even a smidgen of decency.’ … ‘Thank you @nikkihaley for your remarkable service. We look forward to welcoming you back to public service as President of the United States,’ tweeted Mark Dubowitz, Chief Executive of the neoconservative think tank/covert Israeli war psyop firm Foundation for Defense of Democracies.” (10/10/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/10/10/empire-loyalists-grieve-resignation-of-moderate-psychopath-nikki-haley

—–

24) The revolutionary economic achievement of platforms
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Michael Munger

“As I argued in my recent Cambridge University Press book, Tomorrow 3.0, transaction costs can be divided into three categories: 1. Triangulation …. 2. Transfer …. 3. Trust …. Any arrangement for fostering cooperation that solves all three problems is called a ‘platform.’ Platforms are systems that operate as meta-markets; it is on or in a platform that what we usually think of as markets operate. What I mean is that platforms are places, virtual or physical, where buyers and sellers make markets in specific items.” (10/10/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/revolutionary-economic-achievement-platforms

—–

25) The Romer Nobel cheers human potential
Source: Acton Institute
by Victor V Claar

“I’ve been a Paul Romer fan since I started teaching intermediate macroeconomics more than a decade ago — the ‘macro’ course college students might take following the introductory one. Because most economics teaching involves good storytelling, I’ve thought a lot about how Romer fits into the story of how economic thinking about economic growth has evolved and changed over the last several hundred years. Professor Romer’s theory of long-term growth is one that fits the facts, and also helps us understand that it’s individuals that motivate lasting, perpetual growth.” (10/10/18)

https://acton.org/pub/commentary/2018/10/10/romer-nobel-cheers-human-potential

—–

26) What to expect if Democrats win the House
Source: Cato Institute
by Michael D Tanner

“There’s less than a month until the midterm elections, and, despite an uptick in Republican enthusiasm following the spectacle of the Kavanaugh nomination, it still seems likely that Democrats will capture control of at least one chamber of Congress. And as Election Day draws nearer, we can expect both parties to cast the stakes in increasingly apocalyptic terms. But what would a Democratic Congress actually mean for the future direction of the country?” (10/10/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/what-expect-democrats-win-house

—–

27) Big government apologetics
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Journalists play different roles. Too few report. Too many engage in elaborate apologetics for favored causes. Like big government.” (10/10/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/10/10/big-government-apologetics/

—–

28) In aftermath of confirmation, Democrats would be wise to move on
Source: Fox News Forum
by Douglas E Schoen

“There are two big no’s to come out of the Kavanaugh hearing — one that has been around for a while, the other that has just joined. What are they? The first is that there should be no talk of impeaching Justice Kavanaugh, now or ever. Politically, it’s a loser, and substantively, it undermines the credibility of the Supreme Court and it makes the Democrats look even more like sore losers than they already do now. Make no mistake, the hearings were contentious, people of good will were on both sides, and it was possible for credible arguments to be made on both sides of the question. Nonetheless, in America, once contentious and hard-fought debates are over, we need to come together again — both as a nation, and in terms of our political process.” (10/10/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/doug-schoen-in-the-aftermath-of-kavanaughs-confirmation-democrats-would-be-wise-to-move-on

—–

29) There’s only one argument for college (and it’s wrong)
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Isaac Morehouse

“The only argument for paying tuition and completing college is the old, ‘You need a degree to get a decent job.’ That one’s worth engaging, and it’s easy. A few bullets: * Around 65% of grads have no job or one that doesn’t require a degree, so it’s not working. * A degree is a signal to employers of some base level of ability. You can build a better signal. We do it all the time at Praxis. * Jobs that say ‘degree required’ don’t mean it. We’ve helped hundreds get just those kind of jobs without one. There’s one good reason to get a degree and one only: if you know for certain you want a job that legally requires a degree. Government protections and monopolies are the only justification.” (10/10/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/theres-only-one-argument-for-college-and-its-wrong

—–

30) The emerging US energy powerhouse
Source: Heartland Institute
by Steve Goreham

“The United States is emerging as the world’s energy powerhouse. Two months ago, the United States became the largest producer of crude oil. Exports of crude oil, oil products and natural gas are rising rapidly. The ‘keep it in the ground’ movement is losing ground. U.S. crude oil production in August reached 10.8 million barrels per day, more than double the 5 million barrels per day produced in 2008. Last February, U.S. output surpassed that of Saudi Arabia. In August, U.S. production exceeded that of Russia, making the United States the world’s largest producer of petroleum.” (10/10/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/10/the-emerging-u-s-energy-powerhouse/

—–

31) Student loan forgiveness mess: The program is the problem
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Howard Husock

“It’s dispiriting, for anyone who cares about the sheer capacity of government to implement policy, to learn that the Department of Education has failed to process 99% of requests for student loan forgiveness submitted by some 1.2 million borrowers who believe they qualify for a discount program aimed at helping those engaged in public service jobs. The report from the Government Accountability Office, based on its review of the Obama-era program, does not do much to instill more trust in government. But that’s not the most important problem with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The core idea (that government can know, by job description, what’s a public service and what isn’t) is itself flawed. Its fundamental problem: the assumption that only government or non-profit employment provides a public service. And it’s part of a larger syndrome that’s infecting private investment and even philanthropy: The idea that select causes have an inherent moral superiority that can be known in advance.” (10/09/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/student-loan-forgiveness-public-service

—–

32) Is cultural Marxism America’s new mainline ideology?
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Antony P Mueller

“Another name for the neo-Marxism of increasing popularity in the United States is ‘cultural Marxism.’ This theory says that the driving force behind the socialist revolution is not the proletariat — but the intellectuals. While Marxism has largely disappeared from the workers’ movement, Marxist theory flourishes today in cultural institutions, in the academic world, and in the mass media.” [editor’s note: And at LvMI in the form of Hoppeanism – TLK] (10/10/18)

https://mises.org/wire/cultural-marxism-americas-new-mainline-ideology

—–

33) The Fed’s foolish foulup
Source: The Racinian
by Dave Kristopeit

“In a recent story in the San Francisco Chronicle it was reported that Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell, said Tuesday he sees no need to drop the central bank’s current gradual approach to raising interest rates. He further said that the combination of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment shows the country is going through ‘extraordinary times.’ I have a question for Mr. Powell, ‘If indeed these are extraordinary times with unemployment and inflation near record lows, why don’t you just leave the economy the hell alone?’” (10/10/18)

https://racinian.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/the-feds-foolish-foulup/

—–

34) The Constitution’s anti-majoritarian bias
Source: The American Prospect
by Harold Meyerson

“The battle over the Constitution has been joined. Writing in the New York Post, National Review editor Rich Lowery has taken it upon himself to counter many of the arguments that liberals have lodged in the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation that the Constitution is anti-majoritarian. Those arguments have pointed out that the two most recent Republican presidents decisively lost the popular vote but were elected nonetheless due to the anti-majoritarian Electoral College; that the Senate’s one-state, one-vote structure greatly magnifies the power of small states at the expense of popular majorities; and that as a consequence of those two anti-majoritarian distortions, we now have a far-right Supreme Court devoted to imposing its beliefs and biases on its disconsolate compatriots. To which Lowery responds, in essence: Yes, and isn’t that great! Lowery casts this battle as one of regions, asking why the fly-over nation should have to submit to the coasts.” [editor’s note: One more example of a “progressive” not comprehending (or just ignoring) the fact that America was never supposed to be a “democracy” (except as a means for decisionmaking) – SAT] (10/10/18)

http://prospect.org/article/constitutions-anti-majoritarian-bias

—–

35) Does “white male rage” exist?
Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“Last week, Brett Kavanaugh stood accused of sexual assault and gang rape. He insisted in Senate testimony that he was being smeared. In doing so, he showed anger. And the press sought to comment on that anger. Many compared his approach before the Senate Judiciary Committee to that of Clarence Thomas, another Republican nominee to the Supreme Court who stood accused of sexual misconduct and lashed out at Democrats, angrily impugning their motives with a show of indignation. But despite those parallels — and prominent voices that preemptively urged Kavanaugh to draw on Thomas’ testimony as a model for getting confirmed — many other observers cast the anger that Kavanagh displayed as a trait of the racial and gender groups to which he belongs.” (10/10/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/brett-kavanaugh-and-white-male-rage-thesis/572440/

—–

36) Why Kavanaugh matters to libertarians
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“I get why conservatives are ecstatic that the U.S. Senate has confirmed President Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Conservatives prevailed in getting one of their own onto the Court. For a Republican or conservative statist, that’s obviously cause for celebration. For me, not at all. I couldn’t care less whether a conservative statist gets appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court or a liberal statist. As a libertarian, it’s all the same to me. You see, conservatives and liberals play this game in which they pretend that they’re different from one another. They have these great big, knock-down, drag-out fights acting like there are some sort of giant philosophical differences between the two of them. They are only fooling themselves.” (10/10/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/10/10/why-kavanaugh-matters-to-libertarians/

—–

37) The abortion case likely headed for the Supreme Court
Source: The New Republic
by Matt Ford

“From the moment President Donald Trump tapped Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court in early July … the most pressing question was whether the would-be justice represented the deciding vote in the decades-long effort to overturn Roe v. Wade. … While Kavanaugh, who was sworn in on Monday, will likely play an influential role in shaping the future of abortion rights in America, even some of Kavanaugh’s fiercest Democratic opponents in the Senate understood that the heavy lifting of scaling it back is the work of state legislatures and the lower federal courts. In September, two federal appeals courts handed down rulings in favor of laws curtailing access to abortion. In the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel upheld a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. An Eighth Circuit panel declined a local Planned Parenthood clinic’s request to block a similar measure in Missouri. Additionally, the full Sixth Circuit is weighing an Ohio law that blocks federal funds for some public-health programs from going to abortion providers.” (10/10/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151656/abortion-case-likely-headed-supreme-court

—–

38) Pruitt’s gone, but Wheeler carries on agenda
Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Myron Ebell

“Andrew Wheeler is now acting administrator [of the EPA] and may be nominated after the election to be administrator. I have known and occasionally worked with Wheeler for two decades and can attest to his commitment to and competence in getting the job done. It is a high recommendation that he has worked in his career for two great Americans — for Senator James M. Inhofe on the staff of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and for Bob Murray of Murray Energy as a lobbyist. There is no doubt that Wheeler will continue to implement the deregulatory agenda.” (10/09/18)

https://cei.org/content/pruitts-gone-wheeler-carries-agenda

—–

39) By a super weird coincidence, largest supporters of Net Neutrality restrictions on ISPs are the largest free riders of ISP bandwidth
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“Let’s say that the highways in our state are getting torn up and we want to charge users for their use so we can repair and upgrade the roads. We propose to charge much more per semi-trailer than per car because semi-trailers with their up to 80,000 pound weight really tear up highways more than does your Prius. But the trucking companies object! They want road neutrality, and propose that the roads should not treat any traffic differently and all vehicles should be charged the same amount regardless of size. In fact, they go further — all entities should be charged the same amount so that UPS with its 1000’s of trucks on the road should pay the same flat fee (or no fee) as you pay with your one Prius. Fair?” (10/09/18)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2018/10/by-a-super-weird-coincidence-largest-supporters-of-net-neutrality-restrictions-on-isps-are-the-largest-free-riders-of-isp-bandwidth.html

—–

40) Ahead of midterm elections, states working diligently to protect your votes
Source: USA Today
by Jim Condos

“Voting is the bedrock of our democracy. Let’s start by looking back at the moment when the Department of Homeland Security notified us secretaries of state that 21 election systems had been attacked by Russian cyber agents in 2016, and that one state’s voter registration database had been breached. Focus turned to the one breached state, but it’s important to recognize that 20 states defended, and defended well. We were doing our jobs. We were in good shape then, and we’re in even better shape today. Cybersecurity is at the forefront of our minds.” (10/10/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/09/midterm-elections-states-working-diligently-protect-votes-editorials-debates/1582459002

—–

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

Cartoon. (10/10/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1858

—–

42) Fear of defeat and the Vietnam War
Source: Antiwar.com
by William J Astore

“Fear of defeat drives military men to folly. Early in 1968, General William Westmoreland, America’s commanding general in Vietnam, feared that communist forces might overrun U.S. military positions at Khe Sanh. His response, according to recently declassified cables as reported in the New York Times today, was to seek authorization to move nuclear weapons into Vietnam. He planned to use tactical nuclear weapons against concentrations of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops. President Lyndon Johnson canceled Westmoreland’s plans and ordered that discussions about using nuclear weapons be kept secret (i.e. hidden from the American people), which for the last fifty years they have been. Westmoreland and the US military/government had already been lying to the American people about progress in the war.” (10/10/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/william_astore/2018/10/09/fear-of-defeat-and-the-vietnam-war/

—–

43) Democrats’ latest excuse for their losses: Blame the Constitution
Source: New York Post
by Rich Lowry

“Democrats suffered a stinging loss in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and have concluded that the constitutional system is to blame. You see, if only the Founders hadn’t forged the Great Compromise between large states and small states at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, giving each state equal representation in the US Senate, they would have defeated Brett Kavanaugh handily. It’s only because smaller red states have two senators just like larger blue states that the judge got confirmed. For the left, the US Senate is now looming, together with the Electoral College and the Supreme Court, as an institution of villainy in American life. In the words of Vox, the Senate is ‘a grotesquely unrepresentative body.’ ThinkProgress deems it ‘an immoral, anti-democratic institution.’ One reason Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne calls the ascension of Kavanaugh to the high court a ‘coup’ is that he was ‘confirmed by senators representing 44 percent of the population.’” (10/08/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/10/08/democrats-latest-excuse-blame-the-constitution/

—–

44) EU Internet censorship will censor the whole world’s Internet
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Cory Doctorow

“As the EU advances the new Copyright Directive towards becoming law in its 28 member-states, it’s important to realise that the EU’s plan will end up censoring the Internet for everyone, not just Europeans.” (10/09/18)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/eu-internet-censorship-will-censor-whole-worlds-internet

—–

45) Government should be a servant
Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“When most people use the word ‘government’ they are talking about the collective more accurately called ‘the state.’ Not in the sense of the 50 familiar shapes making up maps of the United States of America, of which New Mexico is one, but in the sense of out-of-control institutional authoritarianism; statism. I, too, use the word ‘government’ in this way when speaking to people about the pitfalls of the state. It’s not quite accurate, but most people understand. However, there is a difference.” (10/10/18)

https://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2018/10/10/voices/government-should-be-a-servant/159477.html

—–

46) How Khashoggi’s disappearance could change Middle East politics
Source: Reuters
by Maysam Behravesh

“The disappearance and possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a long shadow over Saudi Arabia’s global image. If the Saudi government did in fact kill or kidnap him, the crime would have significant implications for Middle East politics. A high-profile critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a self-exiled Washington Post columnist, Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He has not been seen or heard from since, according to his friends and fiancée. Turkish authorities believe he has been killed and his body, possibly dismembered, has been transferred out of the building. A security source also told Reuters that a group of 15 Saudi nationals, including some officials, arrived in Istanbul in two planes and entered the consulate on the same day Khashoggi was there, then later left the country. A Turkish pro-government newspaper has said it had identified the members of that group. A Saudi source at the consulate has denied that Khashoggi has been killed or abducted at the mission, and dismissed the accusations as baseless.” (10/10/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-behravesh-khashoggi-commmentary/commentary-how-khashoggis-disappearance-could-change-middle-east-politics-idUSKCN1MK1VZ

—–

47) Venezuela: One of the worst cases of hyperinflation in human history
Source: PanAm Post
by Sabrina Martin

“Venezuela, the country with the lowest wages in the region and an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, has broken the record for the highest inflation in the Americas, to such an extent that by 2019 hyperinflation will reach the astounding figure of 10,000,000%. This is due, according to the Venezuelan economist Jose Toro Hardy, to ‘aberrant public policies’ full of state controls. … The Government has resorted to demanding from the Central Bank of Venezuela that it make immense issues of money without support; that money is incorporated into the country’s money supply and, consequently, demands goods. But since there are no goods to be had, because they have destroyed the productive apparatus through expropriations, price controls, through all kinds of socialist measures, what they have achieved is that there is a shortage of absolutely anything.” (10/09/18)

https://panampost.com/sabrina-martin/2018/10/09/venezuela-one-of-the-worst-cases-of-hyperinflation-in-human-history/

—–

48) Partisans United Against Free Speech
Source: Reason
by Matt Welch

“The Supreme Court this June expanded First Amendment protections to cover public employees who don’t want the state extracting union dues, voters who seek to wear political clothing or paraphernalia at the polls, and some businesses that chafe at being told by the government that they must display certain information. This has been, The Volokh Conspiracy’s Jonathan H. Adler concluded, ‘the most speech-protective Supreme Court in our nation’s history.’ The citizenry, meanwhile, was moving in the opposite direction. In a memo leaked in June, staffers at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) agonized that the organization’s fabled commitment to the First Amendment might have a ‘harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed.’ All summer long, rightists and leftists took turns trying to get their political opponents fired from their jobs and banished from social media platforms over speech deemed intolerable.” (for publication 11/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/10/10/partisans-united-against-free

—–

49) Economic thought in ancient Greece
Source: Cobden Centre
by Jesus Huerta de Soto

“The intellectual odyssey that laid the foundations for Western civilization began in classical Greece. Unfortunately, Greek thinkers failed in their attempt to grasp the essential principles of the spontaneous market order and of the dynamic process of social cooperation which surrounded them. While we must acknowledge the important Greek contributions in the areas of epistemology, logic, ethics, and even the conception of natural law, the Greeks failed miserably to see the need for the development of a discipline, economic science, devoted to the study of the spontaneous processes of social cooperation that comprise the market.” (10/10/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/10/economic-thought-in-ancient-greece/

—–

50) Rape trials in civil courts are a threat to justice
Source: spiked
by Luke Gittos

“Of course, lawyers will tell you that, in a civil case, the presumption of innocence does not really apply as it does in a criminal case. There is no presumption against being liable for damages. But the presumption of innocence is not just a legal concept. For us to live in an open, liberal society, the presumption of innocence has to exist as a social idea as well as a legal one. We need to recognise that people should not be branded guilty of serious crimes unless judged to be so by their peers, against a high standard of evidence.” (10/10/18)

https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/10/10/rape-trials-in-civil-courts-are-a-threat-to-justice/

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

51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/10/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“‘Clear Sky 2018’ opened yesterday, bringing NATO troops and equipment into Ukraine for a joint military exercise. US Air Force jets will operate over Ukraine in a show of force against what is claimed to be an ‘imminent threat’ of Russian attack. Will Trump be sucked further into the mess created by Obama’s 2014 coup?” [Flash video] (10/10/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/imminent-russian-threat-ukraine-and-nato-launch-joint-military-exercises

—–

52) Political Research Digest, 10/10/18
Source: Niskanen Center

“Are the Democrats becoming a more ideological party while the Republicans emphasize social identity? The one-year anniversary special edition of the podcast experiments with a more conversational format to discuss party change. Matt Grossmann is joined by his Asymmetric Politics co-author, Boston College political scientist David Hopkins. They discuss how much, and in what direction, the parties are changing. They both see more change on the Democratic side, but no decline in asymmetry.” [various formats] (10/10/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/how-the-democrat-and-republican-parties-are-changing/

—–

53) Tom Woods: The making of an anti-war libertarian
Source: Reason

“[Matt Welch] sat down with Woods recently to talk about his ideological journey, his plans with the Libertarian Party, his past associations with such controversial entities as the League of the South, and his assessment of Donald Trump, among many other topics.” [Flash video] (10/10/18)

https://reason.com/reasontv/2018/10/10/tom-woods-inteview

—–

54) Blockchain 2025, 10/10/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“Separating the FUD, the FOMO, the hype, and looking at real numbers, we analyze the state of blockchain today in Q4 of 2018. Should we bearish, bullish, or both? Listen to find out.” [various formats] (10/10/18)

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e494-State-of-Blockchain-Q4-2018-Are-ICOs-dead

—–

55) Scott Adams Says, 10/10/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about nuclear power, Kanye, cultural gravity, and coffee.” [Flash video] (10/10/18)

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

—–

56) Constitutionally Speaking, episode 33
Source: National Review

“In this week’s episode, Jay and Luke dig into the most successful, and therefore least controversial, of the the ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights: the prohibition on quartering soldiers. But there’s a lot more to the Third Amendment than meets the eye. Most striking to today’s reader, it embodies a skepticism of armies with deep historical roots in the 30 Years War, Cromwell’s New Model Army, and most immediately the British Occupation of Boston. Beyond historical experience, however, anti-army sentiment came with a rich ideological pedigree, rooted in classical republican ideas of citizenship, humanist, and Enlightenment ideas about the causes and consequences of war, and of course a general hostility to monarchy. Yet in ratifying the Third Amendment, Congress also set a pattern for civil-military relations that survives to this day. Why has the army been a major driver of economic development and social change? The Third Amendment is a major reason. Listen to find out why.” [various formats] (10/10/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/constitutionally-speaking/episode-33-no-quarter-understanding-the-third-amendment/

—–

57) Political Theater with Jason Dick, episode 40
Source: Roll Call

“What ‘The Front Runner’ Says About Today’s Politics.” [various formats] (10/10/18)

https://www.rollcall.com/news/podcasts/what-the-front-runner-says-about-todays-politics

—–

58) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 107
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Who was Christopher Columbus, really, and what should he be celebrated for? What’s in the News with stories on sex robot brothels, Rand Paul, Pentagon power, new FAA regulations, and California controls companies. Finally, a Statists Gonna State segment on the state of Texas defining pickles.” [various formats] (10/10/18)

https://thelavaflow.com/columbus-was-a-monster-tlf107/

—–

59) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 256
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #256, I discuss new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s foreign policy. I explain how Kavanaugh’s positions on presidential war powers are dangerous. Kavanaugh supports the Patriot Act, ignoring international treaties, and federal officials violating Americans’ Constitutional rights. I also update Iran, Afghanistan, and Korean Peace.” [various formats] (10/10/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-256-brett-kavanaugh

—–

60) Electric Libertyland, episode 93
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On this week’s Electric Libertyland, Brian welcomes in legal man of mystery ‘Rico’ to the program. Brian and Rico talk Kavanaugh, and midterm fallout from tactics on both sides, then get into the epic screw-job on Dale Kerns via the League of Women Voters that left him out of the PA Senate debate. Rico and Brian then transition into Nikki Haley’s resignation, Antifa angst in Portland and the fantastic exposing of the sham that is Academic Grievance Studies.” [various formats] (10/10/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/10/10/ell-93-haleys-de-comet-with-special-guest-rico/

—–

61) Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, 10/10/18
Source: The Intercept

“This week on Intercepted: Chicago claps back in a live show recorded in the Windy City. Poet, scholar, and author Eve Ewing, revolutionary educator Bill Ayers, activist Charlene Carruthers, and journalist Jamie Kalven discuss the murder conviction of the Chicago Police officer who gunned down Laquan McDonald, the neoliberal tenure of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the war on Chicago’s public schools. They also discuss the radical vision of an America without a paramilitarized police or prison industrial complex. Plus, musician Malcolm London performs and Eve Ewing reads a poem which imagines the mundane normalcies of life for Emmett Till — if he hadn’t been murdered.” [various formats] (10/10/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/10/10/intercepted-live-chicago-claps-back/

—–

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

“We talk to Derrick J Freeman of Anypay about all things cryptocurrency, from the Blockchain Institute for Technology.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/09/18)

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

—–

63) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 17
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“In today’s episode Nicky P & Lizzie break from the norm and approach a guest suggestion with perhaps the most incomprehensible lyrics we’ve ever addressed; specifically Carrot Rope by Pavement … I’m not sure we ever really grasped what it was about …” [Flash audio] (10/09/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/in-good-company-with-marc-clair-sounds-like-liberty-episode-17/

—–

64) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1257
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Janice Fiamengo joins me to discuss the untold stories of how feminism has actually affected society and relationships, and the reality turns out to be rather different from the cartoon.” [various formats] (10/09/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1257-the-wreckage-of-feminism/

—–

65) Bloggingheads.tv, 10/09/18
Source: Bloggingheads.tv

“Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Patrick T. Brown (Stanford University) … How we know that Earth’s climate is changing … and that humans are responsible for those changes … Projections are hard, especially about the future … Patrick: A ‘climate model’ is just math and physics … Climate change’s dire effects on ecosystems … So what is to be done? … Costs now, possible benefits for our grandkids … The politics of climate science.” [Flash video] (10/09/18)

https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/53830

*****
RATIONAL REVIEW NEWS DIGEST

Editors:
Thomas L. Knapp
Steve Trinward

Editors Emeritus:
Mary Lou Seymour
R. Lee Wrights
*****