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Thursday, October 25th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Dow plunges more than 600 points; Nasdaq enters a correction
2) Trump signs “bi-partisan” feel-good grandstanding bill on opioids
3) FBI IDs seven “suspicious packages” sent to Democratic Party figures containing “potentially destructive devices”
4) US watchdog: Agencies “unaware” of child abduction policy
5) Russia, Italy vow to expand ties despite EU sanctions
6) NY: Regime sues Exxon for “misleading investors on climate change risk”
7) Facebook unveils systems for catching child nudity, grooming of children
8) Bridezilla claims to have secretly fattened up bridesmaids before wedding to be “center of attention”
9) US white nationalist leader, three others charged with conspiracy
10) Yahoo! agrees to $50 million settlement package for users hit by massive security breach
11) Rohrabacher adopts “maverick” label in tough California congressional race
12) Chapman sues Minaj for copyright infringement
13) US white nationalist Richard Spencer’s wife says he abused her
14) Overstock’s blockchain unit invests $6 million in crypto social network Minds
15) Widespread food recalls hit Whole Foods, Walmart & Trader Joe’s
16) UT: Pol says at least one lawmaker should try marijuana before voting on medical cannabis … so he does
17) Poll: “Kavanaugh effect” boosts Democrats
18) US regime cyber-meddles in election to stop supposed cyber-meddling in election
19) SC: Shop owner to share part of bonus with employees
20) CT: Supreme Court orders Sandy Hook shooter’s writings released

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) There is no good kind of nationalism
22) Yeah, sometimes you need to v*te
23) If you’re not continuously outraged, you must be a bad person!
24) Midterms 2018: Battle of the NPCs
25) Best to be smart about social media
26) Conservatives have lost the Supreme Court excuse for supporting Trump
27) Socialists versus landlords
28) Which is it for you: Liberty or “security?”
29) The trade strategy we need
30) Has America become a dictatorship disguised as a democracy?
31) Can state courts save the liberal agenda?
32) The enduring wisdom of the crowd
33) Trump is building a wall of bureaucracy
34) Brazil’s Bolsonaro disconnect
35) Quantum Vibe, 10/24/18
36) Opioid “patient brokers” who prey on the addicted finally get the treatment they deserve
37) Socialism is anti-democracy
38) Statistical analyses and facts of reality
39) Middle class tax cuts: Will one more silence Democrats’ false rhetoric?
40) Why external freedom may, in fact, be prior to or generative of inner freedom
41) Optimality versus fire
42) Politicians’ deceitful promise
43) How do you say “freedom” in Spanish?
44) Politicians stoke voter fears every Halloween season
45) “Nationalist”: A president takes a mantle, then shows he means it
46) Timber subsidies like “crack for the agricultural community”
47) But what will take its place?
48) Legal immigration enriches America, Illegal immigration doesn’t
49) Why America shouldn’t threaten preemptive war
50) Rev. Tim Keller on the myth of omnicompetence

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Unraveling Political Theory, episode 13
52) Scott Adams Says, 10/24/18
53) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 172
54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 262
55) Political Research Digest, 10/24/18
56) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/24/18
57) Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, 10/24/18
58) Electric Libertyland, episode 95
59) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 19
60) Editor’s Break, episode 103
61) Free Talk Live, 10/23/18
62) Cato Daily Podcast, 10/23/18
63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1267
64) Danny Sjursen on The Scott Horton Show
65) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 10/23/18

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

1) Dow plunges more than 600 points; Nasdaq enters a correction
Source: Yahoo! News

“Wall Street wiped out gains for the year Wednesday as corporate-earnings season failed to calm nerves about rising rates and the prospect of slowing economic growth worldwide. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.4% into correction territory as a broad sell-off pummeled the index, with chipmakers among the biggest losers. A correction is defined as a drop of more than 10% from a recent high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 2.4%, or more than 600 points, erasing its gains for the year. Extending a six-session losing streak, the S&P 500 also wiped out 2018 gains and lost more than 3%.” (10/24/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tech-stocks-getting-crushed-171100780.html

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2) Trump signs “bi-partisan” feel-good grandstanding bill on opioids
Source: Tennessean

“President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a far-reaching legislative package designed to [pretend to] combat the opioid crisis by hastening research into non-addictive painkillers and [fantasizing about] curbing the flow of illegal fentanyl entering the country. … Trump spoke for about 15 minutes during the signing ceremony, wavering between prepared remarks and ad-libbing in a sometimes-freewheeling presentation during which he boasted about large drug seizures and a nationwide crackdown on the over-prescription of opioids. Trump said his administration would now build upon this progress with ‘the single largest bill to combat drug crisis in the history of our country.’” [editor’s note: In short, the bill will bulk up the surveillance state vis a vis shipping of goods (and increase shipping costs), while boosting domestic production of fentanyl versus importation and probably increasing the drug POW population. Winning! – TLK] (10/24/18)

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2018/10/24/trump-signs-opioid-crisis-bill-into-law-rare-bipartisan-victory-fentanyl-painkillers/1741031002/

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3) FBI IDs seven “suspicious packages” sent to Democratic Party figures containing “potentially destructive devices”
Source: Fox News

“The FBI said Wednesday evening that it had identified seven suspicious packages addressed to prominent liberal and Democratic political figures over the previous three days that contained ‘potentially destructive devices.’ The bureau initially said it had recovered five packages that were similar in appearance and bore the return address of an office for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. The packages were addressed to billionaire George Soros, Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former CIA Director John Brennan — care of CNN — and former Attorney General Eric Holder. The FBI said it was possible that additional packages were mailed to other locations. … The FBI later confirmed that it had recovered two packages addressed to [US Rep. Maxine] Waters that were similar to the five it referenced in its earlier statement.” (10/25/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-ids-7-suspicious-packages-sent-to-dem-figures-containing-potentially-destructive-devices

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4) US watchdog: Agencies “unaware” of child abduction policy
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“US government agencies were blindsided by the White House’s policy to separate families caught illegally [sic] crossing the border, reports a government watchdog. The Government Accountability Office discovered the agencies tasked with enforcing the policy in April ‘did not plan’ for an influx in jailed children. The ‘zero tolerance’ policy saw nearly 3,000 migrant children separated from parents before it was suspended. The report comes as a caravan of nearly 7,000 migrants seek refuge in the US. The new findings were released to the public on 24 October, though the report had been published on 9 October. Congressional investigators with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) interviewed officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).” (10/24/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45955975

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5) Russia, Italy vow to expand ties despite EU sanctions
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pledged Wednesday to boost economic ties between their countries despite European Union sanctions against Russia. They also agreed to pool efforts to help settle the political crisis in Libya. Making his first trip to Russia since taking office in June, Conte hailed the country as an essential global player and invited Putin to visit Italy in the near future. He said he hoped Moscow would participate in a conference on Libya taking place next month. The Italian premier said the split between the European Union and Russia over the Ukrainian crisis had lasted too long, adding that Italy hopes to convince its EU partners about the need for dialogue. ‘For Italy, the sanctions aren’t the goal, they are an instrument that would be better left behind,’ said Conte, who was a law professor before he became the consensus prime minister pick of the populist coalition now governing Italy.” (10/24/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Italy-s-prime-minister-in-Russia-for-talks-13331946.php

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6) NY: Regime sues Exxon for “misleading investors on climate change risk”
Source: Raw Story

“New York’s attorney general sued Exxon Mobil Corp, alleging that the energy company misled investors about the risks of climate change regulations on its business. ‘The company claimed to be factoring the risk of increasing climate change regulation into its business decisions,’ Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in a statement. ‘Yet as our investigation found, Exxon often did no such thing.’ Exxon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.” (10/24/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/new-york-sues-exxon-misleading-investors-climate-change-risk

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7) Facebook unveils systems for catching child nudity, grooming of children
Source: Reuters

“Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that company moderators during the last quarter removed 8.7 million user images of child nudity with the help of previously undisclosed software that automatically flags such photos. The machine learning tool rolled out over the last year identifies images that contain both nudity and a child, allowing increased enforcement of Facebook’s ban on photos that show minors in a sexualized context. A similar system also disclosed on Wednesday catches users engaged in ‘grooming,’ or befriending minors for sexual exploitation. Facebook’s global head of safety Antigone Davis told Reuters in an interview that the ‘machine helps us prioritize’ and ‘more efficiently queue’ problematic content for the company’s trained team of reviewers. The company is exploring applying the same technology to its Instagram app.” (10/24/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-child-safety/facebook-unveils-systems-for-catching-child-nudity-grooming-of-children-idUSKCN1MY1SE

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8) Bridezilla claims to have secretly fattened up bridesmaids before wedding to be “center of attention”
Source: Fox News

“One anonymous bridezilla is being accused of going ‘too far’ after claiming she secretly fattened up her two ‘stunning’ sisters before their bridesmaid duties, as she desperately wanted to be the ‘center of attention’ and escape her lifelong fear of being ‘the plain sister’ on her big day. In the searing essay published on Australian lifestyle site Whimn, the now-married author, who identifies herself as ‘Penny,’ details the wicked ploy she concocted, adding that it stemmed from a lifelong feeling of competition with her older and younger siblings — even though she says the trio are ‘super close.’ Penny justified the extreme measures, claiming that she and her sisters, Maggie and Charlie, all lived together under one roof with her fiance Richie before they tied the knot, which contributed to an ‘intense’ atmosphere.” [editor’s note: Does this fit under “sexual harassment?” Seems like the equivalent of “roofies” in your drink! – SAT] (10/24/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/bridezilla-secretly-fattens-up-her-sister-bridesmaids-before-wedding-to-be-center-of-attention

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9) US white nationalist leader, three others charged with conspiracy
Source: Raw Story

“The leader of a California-based white nationalist group and three others have been charged with conspiring to incite riots at political rallies, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday …. [Robert] Rundo, 28, of Huntington Beach and co-defendants Robert Boman, 25, of Torrance; Tyler Laube, 22, of Redondo Beach; and Aaron Eason, 38, of Anza are accused of attacking protesters, journalists and a police officer at political rallies across California.” (10/24/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/us-white-nationalist-leader-three-others-charged-conspiracy/

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10) Yahoo! agrees to $50 million settlement package for users hit by massive security breach
Source: TechCrunch

“One of the largest consumer internet hacks has bred one of the largest class action settlements after Yahoo agreed to pay $50 million to victims of a security breach that’s said to have affected up to 200 million U.S. consumers and some three billion email accounts worldwide. In what appears to be the closing move to the two-year-old lawsuit, Yahoo — which is now part of Verizon’s Oath business [which is the parent company of TechCrunch] — has proposed to pay $50 million in compensation to an estimated 200 million users in the U.S. and Israel, according to a court filing. In addition, the company will cover up to $35 million on lawyer fees related to the case and provide affected users in the U.S. with credit monitoring services for two years via AllClear, a package that would retail for around $350.” (10/23/18)

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/23/yahoo-agrees-50m-settlement-package/

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11) Rohrabacher adopts “maverick” label in tough California congressional race
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Thirty years ago, California U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher campaigned for Congress as the face of the Reagan revolution. The conservative campus activist and surfer known for his libertarian streak had worked for Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns and later as a White House speechwriter. His posters displayed his image with the face of the 40th president. The 71-year-old still surfs, but the days of unabashedly proclaiming his Republican bona fides are gone. Locked in a tight race in a Southern California district much changed from the one that first sent him to Washington, even a Republican Party mailer makes no mention of Rohrabacher’s party ties but refers to him as a ‘political maverick.’ … ‘I’m taking on both parties,’ Rohrabacher proclaims in a campaign ad arguing for protecting health care for people with pre-existing conditions.” (10/24/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Rohrabacher-adopts-maverick-label-in-tough-13332974.php

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12) Chapman sues Minaj for copyright infringement
Source: CBS News

“Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman is suing Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement. Chapman’s lawyer told Billboard that Minaj used the lyrics and melody of Chapman’s 1988 song ‘Baby Can I Hold You’ on her unreleased ‘Queen’ track ‘Sorry.’ Chapman’s attorney, Lee Phillips, said Minaj’s team asked to license the song multiple times, but Chapman denied the requests. Phillips said, ‘Tracy Chapman very much protects her rights and she has a right to deny a license when requested.’”[editor’s note: I love Chapman’s stuff, but even if “intellectual property” wasn’t a stupid and irrational idea, suing over an UNRELEASED track is just frivolous. What’s next — do I get sued if I hum “Give Me One Reason” while mowing the lawn? – TLK] (10/23/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tracy-chapman-sues-nicki-minaj-for-copyright-infringement/

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13) US white nationalist Richard Spencer’s wife says he abused her
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The wife of US white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of being ‘physically, verbally and emotionally abusive,’ US media report. In papers filing for divorce, Nina Koupriianova said on one occasion in 2011 Mr Spencer dragged her down the stairs, resulting in bruises. She said that in 2014 he again ‘attacked’ her when she was four-months pregnant. In comments to the Associated Press, Mr Spencer denied being an abusive person. Richard Spencer is a figurehead for US far-right groups and popularized the term ‘alternative right.’ Ms Koupriianova’s divorce papers were filed in a Montana Court in June but were first reported by Buzzfeed News on Tuesday.” (10/24/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45960094

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14) Overstock’s blockchain unit invests $6 million in crypto social network Minds
Source: Crypto Coins News

Overstock.com Inc.’s blockchain subsidiary, Medici Ventures, made a $6 million Series A investment in Minds, an open-source, blockchain-based crypto social network. Under the partnership, Overstock founder and CEO Patrick M. Byrne joined Minds Inc.’s board of directors. ‘There has been increasing excitement in recent years over the power of blockchain technology to liberate individuals and organizations,’ Byrne said in statement. ‘Minds’ work employing blockchain technology as a social media application is the next great innovation.’ Minds launched in 2015 and boasts more than 1 million members.” [editor’s note: I post a daily RRND edition, among other things, at https://www.minds.com/thomaslknapp – TLK] (10/23/18)

https://www.ccn.com/overstocks-blockchain-unit-invests-6-million-in-crypto-social-network-minds/

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15) Widespread food recalls hit Whole Foods, Walmart & Trader Joe’s
Source: Fox News

“You may want to check your food labels. More than a dozen companies have recalled millions of pounds of potentially contaminated premade foods in recent days due to listeria and salmonella risks. The result has led to several big name retailers such as Whole Foods, 7-Eleven, Trader’s Joes, Walmart and Harris Teeter pulling millions of pounds of premade food items, including ready-to-eat salads, burritos and wraps from its shelves. The massive recalls were issued from major food manufacturers, including Bakkavor Foods, Envolve Foods and Ruiz Food Products, who notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture that their products may include ingredients such as corn, diced onions and other vegetables possibly tainted with bacteria by a single company called McCain Foods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture was alerted to the issue by food makers last week and issued the recall around Oct. 17.” (10/24/18)

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/widespread-food-recalls-hit-whole-foods-walmart-and-trader-joes

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16) UT: Pol says at least one lawmaker should try marijuana before voting on medical cannabis … so he does
Source: Salt Lake Tribune

“State Sen. Jim Dabakis spent more than a minute wrestling with his childproof pouch of marijuana-infused gummies before it would open and release its scent — tangerine. Picking one of the gelatin blobs out of the $30 bag, he nibbled it to find the taste was more acrid than fruity. He grimaced into the cellphone camera that was broadcasting the whole thing over Facebook Live. The idiosyncratic Democrat said he decided to conduct the cannabis sampling experiment during a weekend trip to Nevada, which legalized recreational marijuana last year. His goal: to try the substance before lawmakers gather next month in a special session to decide the future of medical marijuana in the state.” (10/23/18)

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/10/23/sen-jim-dabakis-says/

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17) Poll: “Kavanaugh effect” boosts Democrats
Source: USA Today

“Brett Kavanaugh now sits on the Supreme Court, but the contentious battle over his nomination continues to reverberate in the run-up to next month’s midterm elections. A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds that more than six in 10 likely voters say Kavanaugh’s confirmation after facing allegations of sexual assault makes them more likely to vote for one party or the other. Despite the conventional wisdom that the fight energized the GOP base, these voters are more likely to say it has spurred them to support Democrats. Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, testified in September before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a house party in suburban Maryland when both were in high school. In a combative response, Kavanaugh denied any wrongdoing. The Senate then confirmed him 50-48, largely along party lines.” (10/24/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/10/24/brett-kavanaugh-effect-democrats-republicans-midterms-usa-today-suffolk-poll/1739876002

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18) US regime cyber-meddles in election to stop supposed cyber-meddling in election
Source: CNN

“The US military’s Cyber Command has begun targeting Russian operatives believed to be attempting to influence the 2018 midterm elections as part of a broad effort in coordination with several government agencies, an administration official confirmed to CNN. The operations are aimed at making meddling more difficult. Tactics being deployed include sending phishing messages to suspected cyber operatives, according to the official. The effort also includes messaging from public officials to make the clear US will not tolerate any interference.” (10/23/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/23/politics/us-cyber-operations-russian-meddling/index.html

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19) SC: Shop owner to share part of bonus with employees
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“After selling a $1.5 billion winning lottery ticket, South Carolina convenience store owner CJ Patel says he plans to share part of the business’ $50,000 bonus with his employees. Patel says he has no idea who bought the winning ticket for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. He says he saw a steady stream of customers as the prize grew in size over the past few days. Patel has owned the KC Mart in Simpsonville for more than three years. Until now, the biggest winner had been a $250,000 ticket about a year ago. South Carolina Education Lottery Chief Operating Officer Tony Cooper says the lottery knows when and where the ticket was bought, but won’t be sure who bought it until the winner contacts them. Cooper says the winner will owe the state $80 million in taxes if the full prize is paid out in annual installments. That represents about 1 percent of the South Carolina’s annual budget.” (10/24/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/The-Latest-Anxious-officials-tweet-to-Mega-13332858.php

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20) CT: Supreme Court orders Sandy Hook shooter’s writings released
Source: Aol News

“Some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter’s personal belongings, including personal journals containing stories about hurting children and a spreadsheet ranking mass murders, must be released to the public because they are not exempt from open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. … The Hartford Courant and other media organizations requested to view Lanza’s belongings, which were seized by authorities during a search of Lanza’s home and described in a state police report released about a year after the shooting. State police rejected the requests, citing privacy rights in the state’s search and seizure law.” (10/23/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/10/23/sandy-hook-shooters-writings-ordered-released-to-public/23569776/

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

21) There is no good kind of nationalism
Source: OpEdNews
by David Swanson

“Trump is for nationalism. So the ‘Resistance’ is predictably for … wait for it … the right kind of nationalism — or nationalism worn properly, as The Week advises. The problem isn’t nationalism, The Hill informs us, it’s phony nationalism and spurious nationalism, or as the Washington Post explains along with CNN, the problem is actually white nationalism. Of course, white nationalism is a problem, but not just because it’s white — also because of the nationalism. Unless you read Esquire which comes up with the oh-so-novel pronouncement that nationalism is indeed bad, but patriotism is good. Excuse me. I’m sorry. This is why the Resistance doesn’t resist. This is why people offering flags and manure win. The loyal opposition is offering smaller flags, manure, and air fresheners.” (10/24/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/There-Is-No-Good-Kind-of-N-by-David-Swanson-Nationalism_Nationalism_Nationalism-Nationalizing-181024-387.html

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22) Yeah, sometimes you need to v*te
Source: Living Freedom
by Claire Wolfe

“Of course I know all the principled and practical arguments against v*ting. I’ve made many of those arguments myself. I admire Wendy McElroy, who famously wrote that she would not even have v*ted against Hitler. I don’t knock anybody who chooses to v*te — or who chooses not to. I’ve been on both sides and see both points of view. I was born to a v*te-worshipping mother, raised to politics, and gave it all up mostly out of futility after the one ‘victory’ I took part in turned out to be the worst sort of failure, a total betrayal. But in the last couple of years, I admit I’ve once again resorted to v*ting — this time solely as a self-defense measure.” (10/24/18)

https://www.clairewolfe.com/blog/2018/10/24/yeah-sometimes-you-need-to-vte/

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23) If you’re not continuously outraged, you must be a bad person!
Source: Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Jason Brennan

“Today on Facebook I read a comment from someone saying he hates America because so many Americans are apathetic about politics and current events. (He didn’t offer any comparative stats about apathy in other countries, so I don’t know how much he also hates Canadians, Mexicans, or the Swiss. Presumably, he despises almost everyone in the world, since very few people are highly engaged.) The argument seems to be something like this: Horrible things are happening everyday. If you are either A) unaware of those things or B) aware of them but not outraged by them, then you must be a bad person. After all, good people have the right kind of knowledge and have the right emotional responses to things. The right response to horrible injustice is immense outrage. The right response to tragedy is immense sadness. Is it, though?” (10/24/18)

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2018/10/if-youre-not-continuously-outraged-you-must-be-a-horrible-person/

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24) Midterms 2018: Battle of the NPCs
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“The NPC meme has gone mainstream. Reports by major mass media outlets like the New York Times and the BBC have turned it into a viral sensation, and now everyone and their grandma knows about the meme used to spoof mindless followers of liberal media herd mentality programming. Any venture into the fray of the political Twittersphere now comes with a twist of alternate accounts with gray-faced profile pictures bleating things like ‘Orange man bad’ and ‘#IMPEACH’ in cartoonish mockery of the repetitive lines used by the rank-and-file opposition to Donald Trump. And it’s great. The foam-brained mainliners of MSNBC and Washington Post propaganda deserve to have their unquestioning faith in establishment narratives mocked at every turn, and the propagandists who promulgate those lies day after day deserve to be lampooned.” (10/24/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/10/24/midterms-2018-battle-of-the-npcs

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25) Best to be smart about social media
Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“Social media gets a lot of well-deserved criticism. It’s presented as a service, but with the vast majority of social media platforms, you and your information are the products being sold. Even worse than selling your information to advertisers, it opens its back door to government spies so they can come in, snoop around, steal your data, and watch everything you do. Definitely not the behavior of someone who’s on your side. When they say ‘your privacy matters’ they are lying. They may as well be saying ‘your life matters’ while dumping plutonium into your drinking water.” (10/24/18)

https://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2018/10/24/voices/opinion-best-to-be-smart-about-social-media/159649.html

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26) Conservatives have lost the Supreme Court excuse for supporting Trump
Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“The Supreme Court is the issue that many conservatives used to rationalize voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt is the quintessential example. He doesn’t approve of naked greed, bullying, trade wars, serial adultery, demeaning spats with Gold Star parents, insulting Mexican American jurists, or bragging about grabbing women by their genitals without their consent. Still, he voted Trump in 2016. ‘It’s the Supreme Court, Stupid,’ declared the headline on the endorsement column that he wrote for the Washington Examiner. … Now he is declaring victory. In Monday’s Washington Post, Hewitt wrote …. ‘The ’30 years war’ for the court, begun with the rejection of Robert H. Bork’s nomination, has been won.’ … Given all of that, I have a question for Hewitt: … if the 30-years war has now been won, and if Trump will not achieve anything greater going forward, will you start advocating for a less depraved alternative to lead the Republican Party in 2020, and pledge to withhold your vote if the GOP renominates Trump? By your logic, the raison d’etre for your support has disappeared.” (10/24/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/hugh-hewitt-trump/573679/

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27) Socialists versus landlords
Source: In These Times
by David Dayen

“Media Park, a small scrub of land wedged bet ween two major streets, doesn’t have benches or picnic tables. For Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members, this made assembling stacks of flyers and walk lists difficult. Andy Perrine, one of the participants, had a theory for the lack of seating: ‘It’s so the homeless have nowhere to sit.’ Ending homelessness was part of DSA’s mission on this bright Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles chapter was canvassing for Proposition 10, a measure on the California ballot this November to repeal the 1995 Costa Hawkins Act. The Act prevents cities and counties from establishing new rent control laws for most apartments and all singlefamily homes or condo rentals. Costa-Hawkins also incentivizes evictions, allowing landlords to raise rents to market rates when units become vacant.” (10/24/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21485/socialists-versus-landlords-rent-control-Los-Angeles-DSA-nonvoters-polls

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28) Which is it for you: Liberty or “security?”
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Liberty is a scary thing. There is no doubt about it. Just think about what could happen if drugs were legalized today. That would mean that every single person in the United States could go on heroin and cocaine tomorrow. Surgeons, commercial airline pilots, schoolteachers, and bus and train operators. You can’t deny it: All of them could be toked up first thing tomorrow morning. You see what I mean? Freedom really is scary. In fact, maybe we libertarians ought to take the approach that conservatives take: to wait until we are absolutely certain that Americans are able to handle freedom before we permit them to be free.” (10/24/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/10/24/which-is-it-for-you-liberty-or-security/

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29) The trade strategy we need
Source: The American Prospect
by Kevin P Gallagher

“Hardly a week goes by without another U.S. tariff hike on China, Mexico, Canada, or one of our European allies. Different justifications are given each time: to stop Mexicans from immigrating to the United States, to shrink the trade deficit, to make China and Germany play by the rules, and of course, to ‘make America great again.’ But Trump’s tariff tantrum is doomed to fail because it isn’t driven by a clear idea of what is wrong with the system. His policies will inflict pain on the United States and across the global economy, and crack the foundations of the international system. Worse, they are not part of an underlying economic strategy to restore balanced and equitable growth in the U.S. and world economy. The one real bright spot is that Trump’s actions have revived an overdue debate about reform of the global trading system. Argument has been going on for decades, while trade policy was made by a bipartisan establishment cheered on by mainstream media — with critics banging on the door. Trump’s tirades have made trade reform prime-time.” (10/24/18)

http://prospect.org/article/trade-strategy-we-need

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30) Has America become a dictatorship disguised as a democracy?
Source: CounterPunch
by John W Whitehead

“We’re living in two worlds, you and I. There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is a far cry from the propaganda-driven reality manufactured by the government and its corporate sponsors, including the media. Indeed, what most Americans perceive as life in America — privileged, progressive and free — is a far cry from reality, where economic inequality is growing, real agendas and real power are buried beneath layers of Orwellian doublespeak and corporate obfuscation, and ‘freedom,’ such that it is, is meted out in small, legalistic doses by militarized police armed to the teeth. All is not as it seems.” (10/24/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/10/24/has-america-become-a-dictatorship-disguised-as-a-democracy/

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31) Can state courts save the liberal agenda?
Source: The New Republic
by Matt Ford

“No matter when, or how, Donald Trump leaves office, he will have dramatically remade the federal judiciary. His administration has struggled to achieve its goals on health care, the border, and infrastructure — but succeeded all too well with the courts. Trump took office with 105 vacancies in the federal district and appellate courts, almost twice the number Obama had in 2009, and Republicans have rushed to fill them, installing more than 50 judges. The impact of these jurists will be lasting; on the circuit courts, they are on average just 49 years old. Whatever Trump does at the federal level, Democrats still have a fighting chance in the states. Neither Congress nor the president can control the selection of state judges. Term limits and regular elections make them more responsive to popular sentiment than their federal counterparts, who remain in office for life. … This means that even in states like North Carolina, which Donald Trump won in 2016, there can still be a liberal majority on the Supreme Court; and crucially, their decisions are rarely overturned by the federal Supreme Court, which typically avoids interpreting state constitutions.” (10/24/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151640/can-state-courts-save-liberal-agenda

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32) The enduring wisdom of the crowd
Source: spiked
by Norman Lewis

“If there is one question of the Brexit and Trump era that is a key to the future, it is the question of where authority lies: with the elite and their claimed expertise, or with the masses? While this question has primarily been debated in terms of the future of democracy, I will argue that it is also central to the future of innovation and technological progress.” (10/24/18)

https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/10/24/the-enduring-wisdom-of-the-crowd/

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33) Trump is building a wall of bureaucracy
Source: Reason
by Shikha Dalmia

“On the heels of a draconian border crackdown and interior deportation raids, President Donald Trump has quietly opened another front in his war on immigration. This time, he’s going after authorized immigrants. After failing to get Congress to institute the 40 percent cut in legal immigration he sought, Trump is trying to achieve administratively what he couldn’t legislatively — by wrapping each legal immigration category in red tape and handing his bureaucrats sweeping powers to deny applications for the flimsiest of reasons.” (for publication 11/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/10/24/trump-is-building-a-wall-of-bu

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34) Brazil’s Bolsonaro disconnect
Source: Reuters
by Dom Phillips

“With just days left before the final vote in Brazil’s toxic presidential election, it is clear that, barring a seismic change in fortunes, Jair Bolsonaro will become Brazil’s next head of state. The authoritarian former army captain, who last week said he wants to return Brazil to the way it was 40 or 50 years ago, has a commanding double-digit lead over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad ahead of Sunday’s run-off ballot. Brazilians like Bolsonaro’s radical plans for addressing soaring violent crime that include loosening gun control, giving Brazil’s police impunity to shoot crooks, and chemically castrating rapists. They admire the anti-graft discourse from one of the few politicians in Brazil who has not been tainted by scandal. But while his promises to make Brazil a great nation resonate, few have considered how his likely mandate may upend the world’s view of Brazil.” (10/24/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-phillips-brazil-commentary/commentary-brazils-bolsonaro-disconnect-idUSKCN1MY2B4

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35) Quantum Vibe, 10/24/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (10/24/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1864

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36) Opioid “patient brokers” who prey on the addicted finally get the treatment they deserve
Source: USA Today
by staff

“As if people addicted to opioids don’t have enough trouble, shady operators have found a way to exploit them. Across the country, these ‘patient brokers’ troll streets, drug courts and anywhere they might find people with addiction problems to lure them to treatment centers and ‘sober living homes’ (usually illicit ones) in exchange for kickbacks. Internet and TV ads often promote the illegitimate facilities. And some phone hotlines, while offering to connect callers to legitimate treatment, instead collect referrals for facilities, selling them to the highest bidder. The scam is known as patient brokering, with brokers focused on making a buck instead of matching sick people with appropriate treatment. In a country with 2.1 million people suffering from opioid addiction, business is booming. While kickbacks involving facilities that take Medicaid or Medicare have been illegal since 1972, this unscrupulous business has not been prohibited when it involves facilities that take private insurance, including policies sold under the Affordable Care Act. That’s about to end, and not a minute too soon.” (10/24/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/23/opioid-patient-brokers-finally-get-treatment-they-deserve-editorials-debates/1671792002

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37) Socialism is anti-democracy
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“For ‘socialism’ to remain distinct socialists must offer a Unique Selling Proposition. You cannot plausibly push a ‘new’ philosophy and stick to pushing the old liberal stand-bys of private property and markets. Their own pretensions force them back to central planning, to economic planning for all by a few. Which is not democratic, of course. It goes far further, to anti-majoritarian. Actual economic planning requires micromanagement.” (10/24/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/10/24/dsa-npc/

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38) Statistical analyses and facts of reality
Source: Cobden Centre
by Dr. Frank Shostak

“According to modern economics, various ideas that we have established about the world of economics emanates from historical data. By inspecting the data, an economist forms a view regarding its behavior. As long as the theory seems to explain the data, it continues to be regarded as valid. Once it fails to adequately explain the data it is replaced by a new theory. Note that on this way of thinking a theory is derived from the data.” (10/24/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/10/statistical-analyses-and-facts-of-reality/

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39) Middle class tax cuts: Will one more silence Democrats’ false rhetoric?
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by staff

“If you think President Trump’s economic agenda is done as he approaches the mid-point of his first term, you’re mistaken. Top White House officials are even now putting the finishing touches on another tax cut of 10%, designed to hit the middle-class as squarely in the pocket book as possible. Is it just an election gimmick? The answer is no. Trump has had his hand forced in this by the incessant and blatantly misleading media reports of this year’s tax cuts going only to ‘the rich,’ not to the rest of us. So, as Trump told reporters recently at the White House, ‘We’re giving a middle-income tax reduction of about 10%.’ That is in addition to the cuts already made this year, which have powered the U.S. economy into boom territory.” [editor’s note: There is deception involved here, since Congress is not in session, and will not be until after the elections, so NO new bill can be passed to effect this alleged new policy, let alone signed into law by the POTUS. – SAT] (10/23/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/middle-class-tax-cuts-democrats-rhetoric

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40) Why external freedom may, in fact, be prior to or generative of inner freedom
Source: Cato Unbound
by Tom G Palmer

“I’m grateful to William Irwin for re-raising in succinct and elegant form some old and most interesting questions. Part of the interest in such questions is because they’re about leading a better life. And what is more important than that? They also attract interest because they pose difficult problems that exercise the mind, an activity that’s enjoyable for its own sake.” (10/23/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/10/23/tom-g-palmer/why-external-freedom-may-fact-be-prior-or-generative-inner-freedom

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41) Optimality versus fire
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“Public choice economists have long argued that conventional economists hold markets to far higher standards than they hold government. Markets ‘fail’ unless they’re optimal. Governments ‘succeed’ unless they’re on fire. If this seems unfair, compare the standard definitions of ‘market failure’ and ‘failed state.’ Market failure exists whenever markets fall short of perfect efficiency. To be a failed state, in contrast, requires habitual disaster.” (10/23/18)

https://www.econlib.org/optimality-versus-fire/

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42) Politicians’ deceitful promise
Source: Town Hall
by John Stossel

“Will you be able to retire? Maybe not. Will your state pay what its politicians promised? Almost certainly not. Politicians in Connecticut, New Jersey and Illinois are especially irresponsible when it comes to not funding pension plans, but most every municipality has promised more than it will have. ‘The money hasn’t been set aside for years and years,’ says City Journal editor Daniel DiSalvo in my new internet video. ‘Nobody was paying attention.’ His colleague Steve Malanga complains that the media rarely report on the coming crisis. ‘To a certain extent, I have sympathy with the media, because the media’s looking for what happens next,’ says Malanga. ‘This is not something that’s going to happen next week.’ But the collapse is coming. Current retirees may find their pension check is cut by 10 percent or 50 percent.” (10/24/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/johnstossel/2018/10/24/politicians-deceitful-promise-n2531191

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43) How do you say “freedom” in Spanish?
Source: PanAm Post
by Jose Azel

“When asked for the Spanish word for ‘freedom,’ the inevitable answer is libertad. But libertad is the translation for ‘liberty.’ In fact, there is no word for ‘freedom’ in Spanish, and libertad is used for both liberty and freedom. For most of us the terms are synonymous. However, political scientists and philosophers attach different connotations to the terms liberty and freedom.” (10/23/18)

https://panampost.com/jose-azel/2018/10/23/how-do-you-say-freedom-in-spanish/

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44) Politicians stoke voter fears every Halloween season
Source: Libertarian Party
by staff

“Every October before an election, both Democrats and Republicans ramp up fear-based campaigns. The Halloween season isn’t only for supernatural stories and macabre imagery, it’s also for frightening voters as a strategy for getting out the vote. The phenomenon even has a name, the ‘October surprise.’ This election year, Republicans are trying to panic voters with massive publicity about the migrant caravan of Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Mexicans ‘invading’ the United States.” (10/23/18)

https://www.lp.org/politicians-stoke-voter-fears-every-halloween-season/

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45) “Nationalist”: A president takes a mantle, then shows he means it
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Peter Grier

“At a rally in Houston on Monday night President Trump used a word he said he wasn’t supposed to utter. It was an old-fashioned sort of label, he said, one he would now gladly apply to himself. The designation? ‘Nationalist,’ Mr. Trump said. ‘Nothing wrong. Use that word. Use that word,’ said the president, as the crowd cheered and began to chant, ‘USA, USA!’ Two weeks before a crucial midterm election, with control of both chambers of Congress possibly at stake, the incumbent US chief executive is suddenly using a descriptive term that can be benign or hateful, uniting or divisive, democratic or authoritarian, depending on its context and the intent of the speaker. ‘Nationalist,’ per se, is not a tag Trump has much hung on himself before. It may be close in spirit to America First, Make America Great Again, and other familiar Trump slogans. But the president generally does not deal in ‘isms’ and ‘ists’ and other precise ideological suffixes. Trump instead ascribes his ideas to his own brain and instincts, as opposed to systems of thought dreamed up by others.” (10/23/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/Decoder/2018/1023/Nationalist-A-president-takes-a-mantle-then-shows-he-means-it

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46) Timber subsidies like “crack for the agricultural community”
Source: Independent Institute
by Craig Eyermann

“The U.S. government’s Conservation Reserve subsidy program started with the best of intentions. Responding to a short-term plunge in crop prices in the mid-1980s, the U.S. government offered distressed farmers a temporary subsidy payment if they would take some of their cropland out of production and plant trees instead. Farmers would benefit from the income from the subsidy and from higher crop prices from the reduced supply of crops they continued to grow. Then, after the planted trees matured, the farmers who also became foresters would be able to harvest the timber they had grown and would have a new source of income. Meanwhile, taking the cropland out of production in this way would benefit the environment by reducing erosion in ecologically sensitive areas. It seems like a winning scenario. Unfortunately, the program became a boondoggle, where the farmers who went along with it are now facing a plunge in prices for their timber crop, echoing the very problem that launched them onto their subsidy-dependent path.” (10/23/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/10/23/timber-subsidies-like-crack-for-the-agricultural-community/

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47) But what will take its place?
Source: Heartland Institute
by Greg Walcher

“In high school and college, I competed in debate tournaments across the state and country. I clearly remember many occasions when a debate team’s plan would include abolishing some government program. Inevitably, the opponents would ask, ‘What will you replace it with?’ Only once did I hear any debater respond with, ‘Nothing at all. Government shouldn’t be doing that at all.’ Everyone in the room was stunned, and that team lost. Even today, most people find it hard to imagine abolishing anything. That’s why President Reagan once quipped that a government program is the closest thing to eternal life on this planet.” (10/23/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/10/but-what-will-take-its-place/

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48) Legal immigration enriches America, Illegal immigration doesn’t
Source: Fox News Forum
by Ari Fleischer

“I’m a George W. Bush, pro-immigration reform Republican, the son of an immigrant and someone who welcomes legal immigrants to our country. But the caravan of roughly 7,000 would-be asylum seekers marching through Mexico toward the U.S. represents all that is wrong with our immigration system. The people marching here would be better served if they applied to come to America legally. If they try to come here illegally they should not be let in. One of the reasons the U.S. is attractive to immigrants is because we are a nation of laws. But that doesn’t mean that the first thing immigrants can do is break the law to get here. They can’t. Nor can all immigrants claim refugee or asylum status. Most of those who come here from Mexico and Central America seek to escape poverty in their native countries. If everyone everywhere who lives in poverty marched into the United States, our immigration laws would become meaningless and our country would go broke.” [editor’s note: There’s no such thing as “illegal immigration” according to the US Constitution – TLK] (10/24/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/ari-fleischer-legal-immigration-enriches-america-illegal-immigration-doesnt

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49) Why America shouldn’t threaten preemptive war
Source: Cato Institute
by Doug Bandow

“As a Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchinson was a moderate conservative. But as the current U.S. ambassador to NATO, Hutchinson seemed to lose her prior restraints. She appeared to threaten an attack on Russia. … After her remarks triggered an international furor she insisted that she was not warning of a preemptive strike. Maybe the problem was just a maladroit expression. After all, the new missiles really don’t change the threat facing America: Russia already is capable of hitting any target in America with its strategic missile force. But Hutchinson’s remarks were so disturbing because any preventive strikes would ensure Russian retaliation and the potential for full-blown war.” (10/23/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/why-america-shouldnt-threaten-preemptive-war

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50) Rev. Tim Keller on the myth of omnicompetence
Source: Acton Institute
by Rev. Ben Johnson

“One of the dangers of forming a modern identity around achievement is what Rev. Tim Keller calls ‘the success-failure whiplash.’ Succeeding in one area can cause people to believe they have the skills and inner qualities to do anything, and everything, alone — that they are omnicompetent. … ‘When I first ran for public office, I said, ‘Elect me. I’m a businessman,’ so, they elected me,’ Barry Goldwater told ABC’s 20/20 in 1993, in his typically unadorned way. ‘It took me two years to find out that a businessman didn’t know what the Hell was going on in politics.’” (10/23/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/10/23/rev-tim-keller-myth-omnicompetence

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51) Unraveling Political Theory, episode 13
Source: Attack The System

“Tim and Keith will be discussing 5 different political debates that are false dichotomies.” [Flash video] (10/24/18)

https://attackthesystem.com/2018/10/24/unraveling-political-theory-5-political-debates-that-are-false-dichotomies/

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52) Scott Adams Says, 10/24/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about Saudi alibis, Soros, caravans, #fentanylChina, fake news and coffee.” [Flash video] (10/24/18)

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

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53) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 172
Source: Free Man Beyond the Wall

“Former Police Officer Raeford Davis on the Immorality of Modern Policing.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/24/18)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-172-former-police-officer-raeford-davis-on-the-immorality-of-modern-policing

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54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 262
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #262, I discuss the US relationship with Russia and China. In a move supported by NSA John Bolton, Trump suggested the US will withdraw from the INF Treaty. The President also called for an increase in the US nuclear arsenal. Secretary of State Pompeo is warning against China’s ‘Belt and Road’ loans. The Congress is passing legislation to open a new US agency dedicated to counter the Chinese loans. The US also sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait.” [various formats] (10/24/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-262-great-powers

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55) Political Research Digest, 10/24/18
Source: Niskanen Center

“American inequality is high and rising, but much of the public still believes the American Dream is alive and well for anyone who works hard. Those views are hard to change, but new research suggests two paths with large effects in opposite directions. Cecilia Mo finds that the national service program Teach for America moved the attitudes of its participants toward those of the racial minority and poor students they teach. But Eunji Kim finds that any efforts are up against a dominant American narrative advanced daily on popular television. Rags-to-riches stories on reality TV shows make their viewers into strong believers in the American Dream.” [various formats] (10/24/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/how-tv-and-service-projects-impact-what-americans-believe-about-inequality/

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56) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/24/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“President Trump has dispatched his top people, including CIA director Haspel, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, to try and quell the increasing outcry over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The message was clear: we need to deflect this world-wide anger toward Iran. Will they succeed?” [Flash video] (10/24/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/business-as-usual-us-desperate-to-cover-up-khashoggi-murder

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57) Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, 10/24/18
Source: The Intercept

“This week on Intercepted: Trump offered analysis of the brutal Saudi murder by critiquing the ‘bad original concept’ that was ‘carried out poorly.’ Trump’s defense of Mohammed bin Salman and his callous remarks make for bad optics, but in reality, Trump is defending the long, bipartisan tradition of U.S. president’s coddling the Saudi royals. Journalist Rula Jebreal, who conducted one of the last interviews with Khashoggi before he was executed, discusses possible motives for his murder and shares audio from the interview. Sam Husseini, a journalist who once asked a top Saudi official to defend the legitimacy of his regime, joins for a roundtable on the history of U.S. support for Saudi Arabia, the intentional amnesia of the politicians demanding action, and the slaughter in Yemen” [various formats] (10/24/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/10/24/mohammed-bin-salman-donald-trump-and-the-bipartisan-brotherhood-with-saudi-arabia/

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58) Electric Libertyland, episode 95
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On this week’s Electric Libertyland Brian brings back an old favorite, everyone’s favorite game: Rand Pauluses and Minuses! Brian grades Rand’s recent actions and stances in the Senate and in the media, while channeling his inner ‘G.I. Joe’ for a special ode to Afghanistan child rapists. He then moves on to the Saudis murdering journalist Jamal Kashoggi, a Chicago cop drive-by shooting an autistic teen, Texas Democrats trying to sign illegals up to vote in the midterms, and a middle school bringing in drag queen Jessica L’Whor for career day.” [various formats] (10/24/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/10/24/electric-libertyland-95-the-return-of-rand-pauluses-and-minuses/

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59) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 19
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“In today’s episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine the Flobots classic Handlebars and take a look at what we can only see as the most confused rebuttal of capitalism ever conceived. Why didn’t this one make the cut? Let’s find out.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/24/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/how-much-better-with-daniel-johnson-sounds-like-liberty-episode-19/

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60) Editor’s Break, episode 103
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 103 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: the difference between masculine and feminine, and when either become toxic; the effects of government educating our children; how a child or a person becomes ‘spoiled’ and what that means; and more.” [various formats] (10/23/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/toxic-masculinity-government-education-spoiled-brats-19m-editors-break-103

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61) Free Talk Live, 10/23/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Fake Antifa Rally Draws Counterprotestors :: Civil War :: American Fears :: Gary Johnson Topless Tuesday :: Survival Games :: College Student Ignorance :: Converting the Left :: NH Freedom Migration :: Sex Robot on Tinder :: Domestic Violence :: Halloween Record Box Office :: HOSTS — Ian, Johnson, Vincent.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/23/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-10-23

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62) Cato Daily Podcast, 10/23/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Given Congressional Republicans’ abdication on the nuts and bolts of limited government, does the GOP deserve an electoral beat-down in November? Republican U.S. Representative Mark Sanford comments.” [various formats] (10/23/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/have-republicans-given-limited-government

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63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1267
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“The Facebook purges continue, with recent victims including the Free Thought Project (3.1 million likes), Police the Police (1.9 million likes), and V is for Voluntary (165,000 likes). I speak to the folks behind these three pages today.” [various formats] (10/23/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1267-the-facebook-purge-continues/

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64) Danny Sjursen on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Major Danny Sjursen comes back on the show to discuss the killing of General Raziq in a recent ‘green-on-blue’ attack. Sjursen explains that these killings are not new — there have been dozens throughout the war in Afghanistan — but they should be a wake-up call. If American and allied troops aren’t even safe from each other, after all, how can the U.S. hope to win a war against its enemies?” [various formats] (10/23/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/10-20-18-danny-sjursen-on-the-war-on-terror/

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65) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 10/23/18
Source: Freedom’s Phoenix

“Ernest recaps the Trump Rally held in Phoenix last Friday.” [MP3] (10/23/18)

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/249783-2018-10-23-10-23-18-dr-phranq-tamburri-nmd-trump-report-in.htm

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