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Volume XVI, Issue #4,091
Monday, October 29th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Brazil: Bolsonaro wins presidential election
2) Ireland: Voters re-elect president, reject blasphemy ban
3) Germany: Governing parties punished in state election
4) Betting site: Smart money is on Republicans keeping control of House
5) Sri Lanka: Shooter kills one amid political crisis
6) Ye designs T-shirts meant to convince black voters to break from Democratic Party
7) Toronto airport warns travelers not to take “free weed” from trash bins
8) Canada: Principal apologizes for “uncomfortable” dress code comments
9) Mexico: Leaders urge migrant caravan to rest amid reports of abducted child
10) Marine tribunal recommends accused flasher officer be forced to retire
11) Idiots blame social media site for Pittsburgh shooting
12) Steyer accuses Number 2 House Republican McCarthy of anti-Semitism
13) NHTSA: Mercedes owners got recall notices too late
14) Colombia: Women’s rights activist found dead in river
15) 50 Cent buys 200 seats at Ja Rule concert just to keep them empty
16) Teenager held as an adult abductee for nearly a year is re-abducted by ICE thugs on his 18th birthday
17) Judge denies Trump regime’s request to delay trial on unconstitutional census question
18) California: Regime delays Big Data’s corporate welfare benefits while federal lawsuit plays out
19) Sri Lanka: President sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa
20) Papadopoulos threatens to pull out of Mueller plea agreement

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Why public debt is a problem — and trade deficits aren’t
22) Yes, things have been this bad before. In fact, they’ve been far worse.
23) Is populism a disease or a cure?
24) The importance of local knowledge
25) Let’s stop the merchants of death
26) Evidence of climate model misuse
27) The moral dilemma of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
28) The Cantillon Effect: Because of inflation, we’re financing the financiers
29) Netanyahu says he had nothing to do with Rabin’s assassination
30) “Guilty” of possession?
31) Trump’s tricks: How he riles the media while entertaining supporters
32) Protecting data privacy without destroying the Internet
33) On antisemitism, critical thinking & conspiracy theories
34) Mail bomber Cesar Sayoc threatened me on Facebook
35) Will the real economy please stand up?
36) Rage makes you stupid
37) Amazon’s minimum wage revelation: It’s about competition, not workers
38) Election predictions, with Bob Dylan goodness
39) New exemptions to DMCA Section 1201 are welcome, but don’t go far enough
40) Blockchain is changing lives in Africa
41) Does the Necessary and Proper Clause grant “broad authority?” Actually, none at all
42) White men are now the Democratic Party’s punching bag
43) The ludicrous claim that Indian farming is too mechanised
44) Is capitalism destroying democracy?
45) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 11, part 4
46) In Europe, speech is an alienable right
47) Quantum Vibe, 10/26/18
48) Let’s not know Satoshi’s identity
49) Legal immigration into the United States, part 7
50) Killing journalists is wrong when the Saudis do it — and when the United States does it, too

The Sound and the Fury:

51) AnarchoChristian, episode 21
52) The Anarchist Experience, episode 188
53) Free Talk Live, 10/27/18
54) Nice Guys Finish Free, episode 18
55) Freedom Feens Radio, 10/27/18
56) Scott Adams Says, 10/27/18
57) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 173
58) Felony Friday, episode 147
59) Leading Liberty Podcast, 10/26/18
60) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 263
61) CQ on Congress, episode 126
62) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1270
63) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/26/18
64) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 18

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

1) Brazil: Bolsonaro wins presidential election
Source: CNN

“Jubilant supporters of Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro took the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday after the far-right congressman was declared the winner of the country’s presidential election by a wide margin. Bolsonaro’s victory caps ones of the most polarizing and violent political campaigns in Brazil’s history, amid a prolonged recession, rising crime rates and widespread corruption scandals. In a victory speech Sunday, Bolsonaro said he was a ‘defender of freedom’ who would run a government that protected citizens who ‘follow their duties and respect the laws.’” (10/29/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/28/americas/brazil-election/index.html

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2) Ireland: Voters re-elect president, reject blasphemy ban
Source: New York Times

“Ireland re-elected its leftist president, Michael D. Higgins, to a second term and voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to remove a ban on blasphemy from the Constitution. Mr. Higgins won easily, with about 56 percent of the vote, despite a late surge by a former reality show celebrity whose support soared after he criticized an ethnic minority group. In a separate ballot, about 65 percent of voters, or 951,650 people, chose to abolish a constitutional ban on blasphemy. The vote was more symbolic than practical: No one has ever been prosecuted for blasphemy in modern Ireland, and in practice the ban had never led to a prosecution. But rights groups said that the existence of the ban was used by repressive governments to argue in support of their own restrictions.” (10/27/18)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/world/europe/ireland-president-higgins-casey.html

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3) Germany: Governing parties punished in state election
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Germany’s governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s national government and prompted calls for her administration to get its act together quickly. Projections showed Merkel’s conservatives heading for an extremely lackluster win in the vote for the central Hesse region’s state legislature. Her center-left governing partners were on course for a dismal result, running neck-and-neck with the Greens for second place. Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union was defending its 19-year hold on Hesse, previously a stronghold of the center-left Social Democrats, the chancellor’s federal coalition partners in Berlin. There was widespread pre-election speculation that a disastrous result for either or both parties could further destabilize the national government, prompting calls for the Social Democrats to walk out and possibly endangering Merkel’s own position.” (10/28/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/High-stakes-for-Merkel-s-government-as-German-13342678.php

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4) Betting site: Smart money is on Republicans keeping control of House
Source: USA Today

“Think a blue wave is coming in the midterm election that will sweep out Republicans and usher in a Democratically-controlled Congress? Don’t bet on it, gamblers on at least one online betting site are saying. The odds on MyBookie favor Republicans maintaining hold of their majority, even as political forecaster Nate Silver says there is an 84.9 percent chance of a Democratic victory. As of Sunday, the odds of the GOP keeping the House are at -140. That means you would need to bet $140 on the Republicans to win $100 if they stay in the majority. The Democrats are at +110, meaning a $100 bet would win you $110 if the Democrats manage to wrest control of the House. The site also has the Republicans favored to hold the White House in the 2020 presidential election. The GOP is at -170 in that race, compared to +130 for the Democrats.” (10/28/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/10/28/midterm-elections-betting-odds/1800052002

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5) Sri Lanka: Shooter kills one amid political crisis
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“One person has been killed in Sri Lanka after the bodyguard of a sacked minister fired at a mob amid a growing political crisis. The incident happened after President Sirisena sacked the cabinet, suspended parliament and appointed former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister. Opponents say this is unconstitutional but Mr Sirisena denies this. He said differences with Mr Rajapaksa’s predecessor made it inevitable. Ranil Wickramasinghe insists he is still prime minister. He has refused to leave the official residence and wants the opportunity to prove in parliament that he still commands a majority.” (10/28/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46010487

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6) Ye designs T-shirts meant to convince black voters to break from Democratic Party
Source: Fox News

“Kanye West is throwing a literal hat into the political arena once again, this time designing a line of T-shirts and hats for a campaign dedicated to urging black voters in the U.S. to break away from the Democratic party. The rapper and fashion mogul designed a series of clothing merchandise supporting ‘Blexit,’ which seeks to not only convince black voters to change parties but shows the stories of those that have already. The designs debuted Saturday at the Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit, a meeting meant to bring together conservatives in the black community. Although West did not appear at the event directly, its Communications Director Candace Owens sung his praises at the event in spirit. ‘Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,’ Owens, who west previously endorsed on Twitter, said (via Page Six). ‘[West] has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.’” (10/28/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/kanye-west-designs-t-shirts-meant-to-convince-black-voters-to-break-from-democratic-party

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7) Toronto airport warns travelers not to take “free weed” from trash bins
Source: Smell the Truth

“Cannabis may now be legal for adults in Canada, but that doesn’t mean that anyone can take weed ditched at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Although adult use and possession of marijuana became legal throughout Canada last week, transportation remains illegal across country borders. That reason is why airports like Pearson have set up amnesty bins where travelers can ditch any marijuana products or related accessories before boarding. One particular image of these bins has created quite a stir on Reddit this morning, as an observant Twitter user found that one of these bins was merely an open trash bin with no lid.” [editor’s note: One more reason to legalize at US federal level – SAT] (10/26/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/10/26/toronto-airport-warns-travelers-not-to-take-free-weed-from-trash-bins

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8) Canada: Principal apologizes for “uncomfortable” dress code comments
Source: Fox News

“A high school principal in Ontario, Canada has apologized for making a comment to female students saying their outfits put ‘every male in this building in an awkward situation.’ St. Theresa’s Catholic High School principal Bern Tate and vice principal Megan Clarke came under fire for their comments when they entered a 12th-grade classroom and asked all the female students to stand up for a skirt-length check. According to CTV News Barrie, one of the student’s recorded the incident. In the recording, Tate allegedly can be heard commenting on a student’s skirt. ‘It’s like the #MeToo movement. You’re putting every male in this building in an awkward situation,’ the recording reportedly said. Student Hannah Arbour told the news station she was ‘caught off guard by the comments.’” (10/28/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/high-school-principal-apologizes-for-uncomfortable-dress-code-comments

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9) Mexico: Leaders urge migrant caravan to rest amid reports of abducted child
Source: The Hill

“The leaders of a caravan of Central American migrants making its way toward the U.S. southern border called for its members to stop and rest near the Mexican town of Tapanatepec after a child in the group was reportedly abducted. … The caravan has been a point of focus for President Trump and Republicans with less than two weeks left until the midterm elections. The president has painted the group as an imminent threat to the U.S. border, and suggested without evidence that Democrats may be funding the caravan.” (10/28/18)

https://thehill.com/latino/413511-leaders-urge-migrant-caravan-to-rest-amid-reports-of-abducted-child

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10) Marine tribunal recommends accused flasher officer be forced to retire
Source: USA Today

“A Marine tribunal has recommended that an officer accused of exposing himself to civilian women subordinates be forced to retire after 27 years of service, the Marine Corps said in a statement Saturday. A board of three colonels late Friday sent their recommendation to the secretary of the Navy for the ‘involuntary retirement’ of Maj. David Cheek. Two civilian women accused Cheek of calling them to his empty office on five occasions and showing them, while clothed, that he had an erection. Cheek denies the allegations. The colonels’ recommendation was based on Cheek’s ‘substandard performance of duty,’ according to the Marine Corps. The panel, which took sworn testimony from Cheek, the women and other witnesses, based its recommendation on Cheek’s ‘failure to properly discharge duties expected of officers of his grade’ and his failure to conform to standards of ‘military comportment.’ … ‘The board did not substantiate any specific allegations of misconduct,’ said Lt. Col. Stuart Fugler, a Marine Corps spokesman. ‘However, they found his overall performance below what is expected from an officer in the Marine Corps.’” [editor’s note: If he’s been in 27 years and still hasn’t made light colonel, there was definitely SOMETHING wrong – TLK] (10/28/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/28/major-david-cheek-sexual-harassment-involuntary-retirement/1788337002

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11) Idiots blame social media site for Pittsburgh shooting
Source: The Hill

“A social media company is defending itself after it appeared that the suspect in Saturday’s shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, which reports say left 11 dead, was active on the platform. The website Gab.com, which describes itself as ‘The Home Of Free Speech Online,’ rejected claims it was responsible for the shooting after it confirmed that the name identified in media reports as the suspect matched the name on an account on its platform. … The suspected shooter, 46-year-old Robert Bowers, posted on his Gab page that ‘jews are the children of satan.’ He also reportedly shouted ‘all Jews must die’ before he opened fire Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.” [editor’s note: PayPal and Gab’s hosting service are both cutting them off. Not a huge fan of Gab — just don’t like the interface/timeline as well as, say, Liberdon — but they appear to be serious about the “free speech” part. The idea that suppressing Gab will stop haters from hating is, well, stupid – TLK] (10/27/18)

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/technology/413481-social-media-platform-used-by-suspected-pittsburgh-shooter

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12) Steyer accuses Number 2 House Republican McCarthy of anti-Semitism
Source: Reuters

“Democratic donor Tom Steyer on Sunday denounced as anti-Semitic a now-deleted tweet from Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, that said Steyer and two other wealthy donors were trying to buy the November congressional elections. McCarthy’s tweet, posted on Tuesday and deleted the next day, was captured in images on media sites. It referred to financier George Soros, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Steyer, all billionaires who donate heavily to liberal causes. All three have Jewish family backgrounds. ‘We cannot allow Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg to BUY this election! Get out and vote Republican November 6th. #MAGA,’ he wrote. McCarthy’s office did not address Steyer’s charge but said the congressman strongly condemns violence and ‘simply points out the enormous financial contributions a select few have made in this year’s midterm campaigns.’ Soros and Steyer were among the prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump who received parcel bombs last week.” [editor’s note: Okay, so clarify this; are there ANY major Dem sugar daddies who happen not to be “chosen people?” – SAT] [additional editor’s note: Fred Eychaner (Methodist) has donated nearly as much as Soros in 2018 and was the top Democratic Super PAC donor in 2012. Next? – TLK] (10/28/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-mccarthy/steyer-accuses-no-2-house-republican-mccarthy-of-anti-semitism-idUSKCN1N20OG

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13) NHTSA: Mercedes owners got recall notices too late
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The U.S. government is investigating Mercedes-Benz, alleging that the German automaker has been slow to mail safety recall notices and file required reports involving recalls of over 1.4 million vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a review found that Mercedes’ U.S. unit exceeded time limits for mailing letters to owners. In documents posted on its website, the agency also said it has questions about the company’s process and cadence for making recall decisions and notifying the government about them. After an annual audit of recall files, the agency said it sent a letter to Mercedes outlining a list of problems with 2017 recalls. ‘This list included numerous recalls in which MBUSA failed to notify owners of vehicle recalls within the full 60 days the company has under federal regulation,’ the letter said. In addition, the agency found that numerous times, Mercedes left out information about the problem that caused the recall or details of its recall plans.” (10/28/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/US-probes-Mercedes-says-owners-got-recall-13343170.php

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14) Colombia: Women’s rights activist found dead in river
Source: teleSUR [Latin American state media]

“Women’s rights activist Maria Caicedo Muñoz was found dead in Rio Macay, Cauca department Friday. She was a Women’s Committee of the Association of Campesino Women of Argelia, as informed by the Peoples’ Prosecutor on Saturday. … Caicedo was part of a group which championed women’s rights, in the region, which is linked to the Campesino Association of Workers of Argelia (Ascamta). … She was kidnapped on October 20 at her house in Desiderio Zapata by unknown men, who tied up her daughters, told them their mom would come back soon and warned them about telling the police.” [hat tip — David Klaus] (10/27/18)

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Colombian-Womens-Rights-Activist-Found-Dead-in-River-20181027-0007.html

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15) 50 Cent buys 200 seats at Ja Rule concert just to keep them empty
Source: Fox News

“Rapper 50 Cent has taken his feud with fellow rapper Ja Rule to a new level. The star claims to have purchased 200 seats close to the stage of his rival’s upcoming show. Ja Rule is playing a show in Arlington, Texas on Nov. 9. 50 Cent, in a since-deleted Instagram post, claimed to have bought 200 seats to the show just for the purpose of keeping them empty. He also made fun of Ja Rule’s low ticket price of $15. ‘People think I’m mean so go see this. $15 bucks. Wait what I do now lol,’ Page Six reports the caption wrote. He reportedly later commented, ‘I just bought 200 seats in the front row so they can be empty LOL.’ The beef between the two Queens-native rappers goes back decades and, as Vulture reports, turned violent at some points. While they’ve mostly been peaceful throughout the most recent years, 50 seems to have reignited the feud with his latest ticket caper. To add insult to injury, 50 Cent has been using his Instagram to taunt Ja Rule ever since the story broke.” (10/28/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/50-cent-buys-200-seats-at-ja-rule-concert-just-to-keep-them-empty-in-ongoing-feud

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16) Teenager held as an adult abductee for nearly a year is re-abducted by ICE thugs on his 18th birthday
Source: Los Angeles Times

“A teenager released from adult [caging] after mistakenly being determined to be an adult has been re[-abducted] by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after turning 18. The teenager’s case highlighted the controversial use of dental forensics to determine age. Last year, after Jose illegally [sic] crossed the border into California, a dental exam showed an 85% probability that he was 18. At that point, the Office of Refugee Resettlement removed him from a youth shelter and turned him over to ICE, which held him in Orange County jails with adult immigrant [abductees] for nearly a year.” (10/27/18)

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-dental-xray-detained-20181027-story.html

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17) Judge denies Trump regime’s request to delay trial on unconstitutional census question
Source: The Hill

“A federal district court judge on Friday denied the Trump administration’s request to postpone a trial addressing lawsuits that challenge the government’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The government asked Judge Jesse Furman, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, to put the trial slated to start next month on hold until the Supreme Court considers whether to hear the government’s challenge to Furman’s ruling allowing the challengers to depose Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other administration officials. Furman said it might be good under other circumstances to wait for further guidance from the Supreme Court, but added that ‘time is of the essence’ in this case.” (10/26/18)

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/413426-judge-denies-governments-request-to-delay-trial-on-census

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18) California: Regime delays Big Data’s corporate welfare benefits while federal lawsuit plays out
Source: Engadget

“Last month, California’s governor signed the state’s net neutrality bill into law, legislation that restores the net neutrality protections the FCC repealed last year. However, the state was quickly hit with a lawsuit from both the Department of Justice and industry groups representing companies like AT&T, Charter and Verizon, which claimed the law ran afoul of the FCC’s regulations. California’s law was set to take effect at the start of next year, but the state has now agreed to delay its implementation and stay the litigation until a federal challenge to the FCC’s decision is settled.” (10/26/18)

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/26/california-delays-net-neutrality-law-for-federal-lawsuit/

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19) Sri Lanka: President sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn in as prime minister after the country’s president sacked incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a surprise move that threatens political turmoil in the Indian Ocean nation. The appointment was confirmed in a statement from President Maithripala Sirisena’s office on Friday, but Wickremesinghe later insisted he remained the prime minister. ‘I retain the confidence of the house. I am the prime minister and I have the majority,’ Wickremesinghe told local media. ‘According to the constitution, I’m the prime minister. That [ousting] is not legal.’” (10/26/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/sri-lanka-president-sacks-prime-minister-appoints-rajapaksa-181026174208405.html

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20) Papadopoulos threatens to pull out of Mueller plea agreement
Source: Politico

“Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos said on Friday that he is considering withdrawing from a cooperation agreement he entered into with special counsel Robert Mueller, the investigator probing allegations of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government. ‘I believe there was tremendous misconduct on the government’s behalf regarding my case,’ Papadopoulos told ‘Fox & Friends’ host Brian Kilmeade. ‘And given certain information I learned just yesterday that I can’t publicly disclose right now, I’m actually even considering withdrawing my agreement I have come to with the government.’ Papadopoulos, who advised the Trump campaign on foreign policy issues and was sentenced in September to two weeks in jail, despite reaching a plea deal with Mueller for lying to investigators, said he believes he has been ‘set up’ by the government and that his plea deal was the result of inadequate counsel.” (10/26/18)

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/26/papadopolous-plea-deal-942346

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

21) Why public debt is a problem — and trade deficits aren’t
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Carmen Elena Dorobat

“Political turmoil is bound to make navigation of global markets much more difficult, and smooth planning almost impossible. At the same time, the fallacy that trade deficits are detrimental to a nation in and of themselves is very deeply rooted in public opinion. By comparison, government deficits and easy monetary policies — the real culprit behind eroding wealth and falling purchasing power — get a lot less bad press than they deserve.” (10/27/18)

https://mises.org/wire/why-public-debt-problem-%E2%80%94-and-trade-deficits-arent

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22) Yes, things have been this bad before. In fact, they’ve been far worse.
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Things seem pretty bad, don’t they? In fact, in a Facebook political conversation the other day a loved one somberly informed me that ‘things have never been this bad.’ Whoa. Just one minute there. Never? Even focusing on the three aforementioned items, that’s not the case. Migrant caravans have been running since at least 2010, ‘suspicious packages’ have been a weekly occurrence since the 2001 anthrax scare, and mass shootings at churches (and schools, and workplaces, etc.) have been above-the-fold news items since Columbine. But let’s look back a little and remember how bad it’s been before.” (10/28/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/14034

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23) Is populism a disease or a cure?
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“Populist nationalism is here to stay. Many still believe it a phase which, like surliness in adolescence, will pass and be succeeded by orderly, thoughtful maturity. But they will find that the political world, already changed, will disappoint them. Liberalism, however defined, is not politics’ default position: mainstream politicians are in a fight ring facing young contenders buoyed by a string of victories. So predicts a book published this week, National Populism, by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin, two British academics who (in contrast to their cheerful surnames) go to some pains to warn that anti-liberal politics is likely to grow. Unlike other authors (such as Yascha Mounk in his The People vs. Democracy) they do not write to warn and condemn, but to understand, even sympathize with, a movement which seeks to restore ‘the primacy of the nation over distant and unaccountable international organizations’ and to reassert ‘the importance of stability and conformity over the never-ending and disruptive instability that flows from globalization.’” (10/27/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-populism-commentary/commentary-is-populism-a-disease-or-a-cure-idUSKCN1N0221

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24) The importance of local knowledge
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Laws do not overcome human nature. Workplaces are communities. If we want to help those with ‘special’ needs, it is as much incumbent upon the disabled employee as it is on the employer. After all none of us want an employer to be a dictator using the law to force employees to act against their own will.” (10/28/18)

https://cafehayek.com/2018/10/importance-local-knowledge.html

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25) Let’s stop the merchants of death
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Imagine that back in the day, the U.S. government had contracted postal services out to a private company rather than setting up its own ‘public’ agency. Today the U.S. Postal Corp. would have officers, directors, and employees who were not on the government payroll. They would be paid from the money raised by selling its services to the public and the government. Would things be essentially different from how they are today? I think not. Regardless of appearances, the U.S. Postal Corp. would be a de facto government agency. … Now let’s talk about America’s arms makers, the military contractors, which are routinely mislabeled ‘defense’ contractors. (The military-industrial complex of course has little if anything to do with defense. It’s about empire, aggression, and illicit profits.) A nominally private corporation wouldn’t need direct startup cash, loans, or loan guarantees from the government to qualify as a de facto state agency. All it would need is the promise of government contracts.” (10/26/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/tgif-lets-stop-the-merchants-of-death/

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26) Evidence of climate model misuse
Source: Heartland Institute
by H Sterling Burnett

“A new study in the scientific journal Review of Environmental Economics and Policy examines myriad reasons climate models should not be used to make public policies. The author, Robert S. Pindyck, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, writes integrated assessment models (IAMs) — models that consider the interaction of physics, demographics, and political and economic actions and responses that affect greenhouse gas emission scenarios in addition to the physical climate system — ‘have crucial flaws that make them close to useless as tools for policy analysis.’” (10/28/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/10/evidence-of-climate-model-misuse/

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27) The moral dilemma of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
Source: The New Republic
by Alexis Papazoglou

“In 1919, famed German theorist Max Weber gave a lecture to a group of idealistic left-wing students in Munich. It was a time of political shifts: Germany had lost the First World War, and revolution was in the air. For young students, politics must have seemed an attractive outlet for shaping a better world. Weber wanted them to be under no illusions, however. If salvation was what they wanted, for themselves, and others, they had the wrong idea. Politics is not just about doing what’s morally right, he warned them, in a lecture that would become his classic ‘Politics as a Vocation’ essay. Or rather, what is morally right is not that straightforward in politics. What ‘any person who wants to become a politician’ needs to understand, said Weber, is an ‘ethical paradox’ at the heart of politics: the contrast between the ‘ethics of conviction’ and the ‘ethics of responsibility.’ Those who act out of the ‘ethics of conviction,’ according to Weber, do what they see as the morally right thing to do, independently of the consequences.” (10/27/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151918/moral-dilemma-jamal-khashoggis-killing

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28) The Cantillon Effect: Because of inflation, we’re financing the financiers
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jessica Schultz

“It may come as a surprise to you that the United States has been financing a welfare program that takes money from the poor and gives it to the rich.” (10/28/18)

https://fee.org/articles/the-cantillon-effect-because-of-inflation-we-re-financing-the-financiers/

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29) Netanyahu says he had nothing to do with Rabin’s assassination
Source: The American Prospect
by Gershom Gorenberg

“‘If the campaign of incitement and vilification against anyone who disagrees with your views does not stop, blood will be spilled here. … There is a deep division and you, elected leaders, have the power to end it.’ Those words were spoken in Hebrew at the beginning of this week. They were not intended as a comment on the bombs that had not yet been discovered in the mail in America. Unintentionally, though, they provide commentary on the responsibility for violence by the supposed lone extremist. The words come from Noa Rothman, granddaughter of Yitzhak Rabin. She was speaking at the state memorial ceremony for the prime minister who was assassinated 23 years ago. The ‘you’ to whom she referred to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was present to hear her, and more widely to his political camp. Netanyahu and his loyalists were terribly offended. Quite a few reporters, more practiced at ‘balance’ than at the pursuit of truth, colored their stories with shock that Rothman took a supposedly partisan tone at a state event traditionally above politics.” (10/26/18)

http://prospect.org/article/apropos-those-bombs-netanyahu-says-he-had-nothing-do-rabins-assassination

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30) “Guilty” of possession?
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Mere possession of anything can’t be a krime. There must be possession plus … something. What ‘something?’ To be a krime there has to be possession plus archation — possession plus an act which violates someone, and mere possession doesn’t. It can’t.” (10/28/18)

https://blog.kentforliberty.com/2018/10/guilty-of-possession.html

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31) Trump’s tricks: How he riles the media while entertaining supporters
Source: Town Hall
by Debra J Saunders

“Critics often accuse President Donald Trump of using dog-whistles to gin up his conservative base. But really, Trump’s most effective trick is to get TV journalists to attack on demand — as you can see in cable news coverage on the caravan of Central Americans headed toward the U.S. border. Perhaps the biggest sucker for Trump’s caravan play is Joe Scarborough, the former GOP congressman who hosts MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe.’ Scarborough led his Friday show with a lecture to Americans concerned about the caravan. Voters should be concerned about the GOP tax cut that benefited the rich, and the prospect of Republicans fiddling with Social Security and health care, not the caravan, Scarborough schooled his viewers. ‘That’s what’s happening in your life. And they don’t want you to know that.’ Scarborough pooh-poohed the notion that some voters might have concerns about criminal elements sneaking in among refugees looking for a better life (as happened during the Mariel boatlift from Cuba in 1980) by dismissing such fears as simple racism against ‘brown people.’” (10/28/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2018/10/28/trumps-tricks-how-he-riles-the-media-while-entertaining-supporters-n2532384

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32) Protecting data privacy without destroying the Internet
Source: Libertarianism.org
by Roslyn Layton

“Recent data breaches by Google and Facebook have commentators glibly comparing the regulation of the internet in the U.S. to the ‘wild west,’ as if there are no laws on data privacy and data protection. Some are calling for adoption of heavy-handed, European-style controls such the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which imposes 45 specific rules on data-driven enterprises. … One reason that people believe that the US has an inferior, laissez faire approach to internet regulation is that they confuse data privacy and protection and because they are not familiar with America’s own substantive privacy protections developed since the founding. In fact, there are literally hundreds of laws on privacy and data protection in the U.S. — including common law torts, criminal laws, evidentiary privileges, federal statues, and state laws.” (10/26/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/building-tomorrow/protecting-data-privacy-without-destroying-the-internet

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33) On antisemitism, critical thinking & conspiracy theories
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Today a gunman attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while shouting the words ‘All Jews must die.’ The suspect, Robert Bowers, reportedly had a history of making antisemitic posts on social media, and was taken into custody alive with multiple gunshot wounds. As of this writing, eleven people were killed in the attack. I don’t have anything interesting or insightful to say about America’s mass shootings, other than to repeat the point I always make that the effects of modern war propaganda on American psychology are wildly under-appreciated and ignored by scientific research. I believe the subject of US gun control is a bit outside my sovereign boundaries as an Australian writer as it only affects Americans, so I don’t really have anything to contribute in the primary debate surrounding the attack. It’s a debate for Americans to have with one another, so I tend to avoid it. What I do have to offer is a brief description of my experience with conspiracy theories about Judaism and Jewish people as a fringe blogger who writes a lot about conspiracies, and the impression those encounters have left me with.” (10/28/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/10/28/on-antisemitism-critical-thinking-and-conspiracy-theories

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34) Mail bomber Cesar Sayoc threatened me on Facebook
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“Yesterday, federal authorities arrested Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the far-right Trump supporter suspected of mailing bombs to prominent liberal Democratic opponents of Trump. To my surprise, an acquaintance soon pointed out to me that Sayoc is likely the same man who made a death threat against me on Facebook in April of last year. After I did an interview on Fox News about the ways in which public ignorance contributes to opposition to immigration, a person using the name ‘Cesar Altieri Randazzo’ made multiple comments on one of my FB posts, threatening to kill me and my family, and feed the bodies to Florida alligators. The comments even included multiple pictures of alligators. If you think the alligator part is somehow humorous, that may be understandable. But I suspect you would not be laughing so hard if you were the target.” (10/27/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/10/27/mail-bomber-cesar-sayoc-threatened-me-on

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35) Will the real economy please stand up?
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“As of right now, there are two different views of the economy: The stock market view, which for now is bearish, and the GDP view, which is bullish. Which one is right? And which one will the Federal Reserve believe? Stocks have been in a tailspin since early October. The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, which includes more than 3,700 stocks, has fallen by nearly 10% since the start of October — a net loss of $3 trillion in market value. It’s a big hit for the economy to sustain. OK, but what about GDP? The nation’s output of goods and services rose at a yearly 3.5% rate in the third quarter, beating expectations for 3.3% growth by most Wall Street economists, after rising 4.2% in the second quarter. More than three fourths of the GDP growth came from one sector: personal consumption. That’s being driven by a 4.1% jump in personal disposable income, fueled by this year’s bonuses, raises and fatter paychecks following the Trump tax cuts. … So from an economic standpoint, we have the best of all possible worlds: Fast growth and low inflation.” (10/26/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/gdp-stock-market-fed-rate-hikes

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36) Rage makes you stupid
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“Before and after the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect in the recent string of bombs sent to prominent Democrats and media figures, we were treated to any number of homilies about ‘rage’ and its origins in ‘toxic’ political rhetoric. Many of these homilies were pointed directly or indirectly at President Donald Trump and his immoderate Twitter habits. That political rage is necessarily linked to political violence was assumed, and sometimes asserted, but rarely argued. Five minutes before that, rage was all the rage. Rebecca Traister, an editor for New York magazine, has just published a book celebrating the ‘revolutionary power’ of anger, which was celebrated at The Atlantic on 4 October under a headline noting the ‘seismic power’ of ‘rage.’ On 21 September, the Washington Post affirmed that ‘rage is healthy, rational, and necessary for America.’ On Friday, NBC news praised a television show for depicting ‘anger as righteous and necessary.’ Before that, it ran a segment encouraging certain political partisans to ’embrace their rage.’” (10/28/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/rage-makes-you-stupid/

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37) Amazon’s minimum wage revelation: It’s about competition, not workers
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Vance Ginn

“As many across the country argue for an increased federal minimum wage, such as the Fight for $15, Amazon announced on October 2 that they were raising their base pay to $15 per hour. While altering their own business costs is one thing, Amazon also plans to join others in lobbying Congress to mandate a higher minimum wage for Americans. Amazon’s move to raise its base pay isn’t surprising; the company recently passed the trillion dollar value threshold, second to only Apple. While Amazon may be applauded for raising workers’ pay, its lobbying efforts aren’t as worthy. Just as the company’s management had the freedom to consider the firm’s profitability and outlook in deciding whether to offer the higher wage, other private employers should have the same freedom. Amazon apparently thinks they shouldn’t, hence the lobbying for a national mandate. Those lobbying efforts could end up doing even more harm.” [editor’s note: I’ve been pointing this out ever since Bezos made the announcement of his “generosity” – SAT] (10/26/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/amazon-minimum-wage-hike

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38) Election predictions, with Bob Dylan goodness
Source: KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L Knapp

“So, will the Republicans find themselves tangled up in blue, or is it all over now, baby blue? … As of today, 538 — which hasn’t done nearly as good a job as I do at picking overall outcomes over the last decade or so — forecasts a one in six chance of the Democrats taking the Senate and a five in six chance of the Republicans keeping control of the Senate, with an 80% chance that the outcome will wall within the range of ‘Democrats gain two seats’ and ‘Republicans gain four seats.’ I think 538 is probably getting it right this time.” (10/26/18)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2018/10/election-predictions-with-bob-dylan.html

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39) New exemptions to DMCA Section 1201 are welcome, but don’t go far enough
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Mitch Stoltz

“We’re pleased to announce that the Library of Congress and the Copyright Office have expanded the exemptions to Section 1201 of the DMCA, a dangerous law that inhibits speech, harms competition, and threatens digital security. But the exemptions are still too narrow and too complex for most technology users. Section 1201 makes it illegal to ‘circumvent’ digital locks that control access to copyrighted works, and to make and sell devices that break digital locks. Every three years, the Copyright Office holds hearings and accepts evidence of how this ban harms lawful activities. This year, EFF proposed expansions of some of the existing exemptions for video creators, repair, and jailbreaking.” (10/26/18)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/new-exemptions-dmca-section-1201-are-welcome-dont-go-far-enough

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40) Blockchain is changing lives in Africa
Source: Reason
by Jillian Keenan

“Elsa’s father was a businessman. He was always looking for a good deal, and as the owner of a brick factory in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, he had money to invest. So in 2005, when he learned about a 2,000-square-meter piece of land for sale in a part of town where he expected property values to boom, he bought it. The deal was formal: Elsa’s father paid 100,000 birr ($3,641) in cash, signed the contracts in front of witnesses, and got a receipt. But there was one thing missing: a deed. So when Elsa’s father unexpectedly died just after the deal closed, her family was thrown into crisis. … Elsa’s is not an isolated case. Across the continent, in Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, and elsewhere, courts are clogged with land disputes and other crises that could be easily resolved with little more than better platforms for record keeping. But if Africa is a hotbed of questions about how best to store valuable information, it is also rapidly becoming the testing ground for a new answer to this old problem.” (for publication 11/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/10/27/blockchain-is-changing-lives-i

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41) Does the Necessary and Proper Clause grant “broad authority?” Actually, none at all
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Rob Natelson

“Probably no part of the Constitution has been so misunderstood as the Necessary and Proper Clause, which is located at Article I, Section 8, Clause 18. The Necessary and Proper Clause has been called both an ‘elastic clause’ and a ‘sweeping clause,’ and many have claimed it grants vast power to Congress. For example, a recent Supreme Court case, United States v. Comstock, stated that the ‘Necessary and Proper Clause grants Congress broad authority to enact federal legislation.’ In fact, most federal regulations today are justified by the Necessary and Proper Clause.” (10/27/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/10/27/does-the-necessary-and-proper-clause-grant-broad-authority-to-congress-actually-none-at-all/

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42) White men are now the Democratic Party’s punching bag
Source: USA Today
by Saritha Prabhu

“As you’ve probably noticed, bashing straight white men, especially of the conservative kind, is very fashionable these days. You seemingly can’t escape it — you switch on cable TV, or ‘The View,’ read The Washington Post or The New York Times, and see liberal pundits verbally attack white men for this or that. It’s become often enough that it is seemingly now normal to just casually attack a broad group of the country’s citizens. And sometimes race is inserted gratuitously even when it isn’t an issue, like during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings: the Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee were attacked as old white men. Besides, there is the strangeness in the spectacle of certain white people calling out certain other white people on their whiteness. What gives? What is happening is that everyone’s id is now not just out in the open, it has gone berserk.” (10/28/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2018/10/28/white-male-bashing-trend-dangerous-saritha-prabhu-column/1778385002

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43) The ludicrous claim that Indian farming is too mechanised
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“Delhi is suffering from the usual winter smog. This is not, as it might be with say Beijing, because there’s too much coal burning going on, too much industrialisation. Rather, it’s because of, at least in part, the burning of the stubble of the paddy crop. Given this difference in cause the solution is of course different. On the road to which we find the entirely ludicrous claim that Indian farms are too mechanised. That they’ve reached their limit, in fact should retreat from where they are. Not just ludicrous, this is unspeakably absurd for to make that claim is to insist that the living standards of Indian farmers are never going to improve. Something we could in fact achieve, that improvement, by having fewer Indian farmers and more mechanisation.” (10/28/18)

https://www.continentaltelegraph.com/world/asia/india/the-ludicrous-claim-that-indian-farming-is-too-mechanised/

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44) Is capitalism destroying democracy?
Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Iain Murray

“Is capitalism destroying democracy? The case is two-fold. First, there is a claim that a network of scholars funded by billionaires has engaged in a stealth campaign to destroy democracy. That is a claim that is difficult to assess, but boils down to motive. I shall return to it towards the end of my talk. The more fundamental claim is that the policies advanced by these scholars and adopted by politicians have had the effect of thwarting democratic decisions.” (10/26/18)

https://cei.org/content/capitalism-destroying-democracy

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45) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 11, part 4
Source: Bitcoin.com
by WendyMcElroy

“In a Stateless Society, Crypto is Law and Justice.” (10/27/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-in-a-stateless-society-crypto-is-law-and-justice/

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46) In Europe, speech is an alienable right
Source: The Atlantic
by Graeme Wood

“Non-Europeans and Europeans alike shred the human right to freedom of conscience and expression on a regular basis. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has repeatedly urged countries to criminalize defamation of religion, which in practice means outlawing nearly anything that hurts the sensibilities of a believer. The European Convention on Human Rights specifically reserves the right of its signatories to force citizens to shut up, if their statements threaten ‘public safety’ and ‘health or morals’ or might cause, intentionally or otherwise, ‘disorder or crime.’ The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is signed and ratified even by the United States, carves out an exception that allows infringement of speech ‘for the protection of public order, health, or morals.’ Although under U.S. law, most attempts to limit speech would be unconstitutional, other countries have provisions to force your silence, if what you say will hurt people’s feelings or make them mad enough to commit violence.” (10/27/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/its-not-free-speech-criticize-muhammad-echr-ruled/574174/

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47) Quantum Vibe, 10/26/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (10/26/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1865

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48) Let’s not know Satoshi’s identity
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“One of the beautiful aspects of Bitcoin is that the creator is still unknown. ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ is a pseudonym. I like it that way. Too often with big inventions in history, there are names attached that get an unjust share of the credit, often because their names appear on the patent records. This has created a false narrative of history.” (10/26/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/lets-not-know-satoshis-identity

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49) Legal immigration into the United States, part 7
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Jacques Delacroix

“Using estimations of the relationships between several sets of good data to infer causation is an old endeavor, of course. The difficulties to which I pointed above are not new. For a little over one hundred years, the social sciences have emerged largely with the mission to solve or circumvent such difficulties. Their efforts have been broadly productive; inferences of causation based on quantitative estimations that respect state-of-the-arts social science rules are more trustworthy than practically everything else. In brief, the more complex the issues under study, the more back-of-the-envelop calculations suffer in comparison with modern social science methodology. Issue of comparative immigrant vs native born criminality are pretty much at a level of complexity for which those methods were developed.” (10/26/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/10/26/legal-immigration-into-the-united-states-part-7-an-exemplary-social-science-attempt-to-disentangle/

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50) Killing journalists is wrong when the Saudis do it — and when the United States does it, too
Source: The Intercept
by Mehdi Hasan

“What lesson should be learned from the brutal murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi and the ongoing geopolitical fallout from his death? That governments cannot be allowed to kill journalists with impunity, correct? Everyone from the secretary general of the United Nations to hawkish Republican senators have lined up to make this point and to express their concern and anger. But is this a lesson that only applies to Middle Eastern dictatorships? Or to Western democracies, too? The United States, perhaps? The reason I ask is that we all now know the name of Arab journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but very few of us know the name of Arab journalist Tareq Ayoub. The difference between them? An unelected crown prince in the Gulf is blamed for killing Khashoggi, while an elected president of the United States has been blamed for killing Ayoub.” (10/26/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/10/26/jamal-khashoggi-killing-tareq-ayoub/

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51) AnarchoChristian, episode 21
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Is God in the Old Testament Anti-Libertarian?” [various formats] (10/27/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/god-in-the-old-testament-and-property-rights-ac021/

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52) The Anarchist Experience, episode 188
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“With MC gone, Rich E Rich reads the news. HEADLINES: If We Ignore Government, Will It Go Away? … A Law Intended to Protect Crime Victims Is Being Used to Shield the Identities of Police Officers … Why Speaking Like Pepé Le Pew May Soon Be a Crime in France … Brothers Face $450,000 in Fines for Cutting Trees on Their Own Property Without Asking Gov’t First … Nation Horrified by Toy Bombs Sent to Democrats As Their Gov’t Blows Up Kids With Real Ones … Chicago Seized a Disabled Woman’s Van. Now It’s Scrap Metal. … South Carolina Island Seeks Chain Business Ban to Maintain ‘Unique Character.’” [various formats] (10/28/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/10/28/the-anarchist-experience-188/

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53) Free Talk Live, 10/27/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Texas Bitcoin Conference Day One of Two :: Paul Snow, Founder :: Gene, Christian Anarchist :: Oliver Birch, Wanchain :: Spencer Whetstone, Horizen :: Marco Peereboom, Decred :: Nicole Jolie, Author of the Smart Woman’s Guide to Blockchain :: Paul Puey, Edge Wallet :: Mike Francis, Fracking Miner :: Bill Noble, Crypto.IQ :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/27/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-10-27

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54) Nice Guys Finish Free, episode 18
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Kelly, Bombs, and Setting an Example.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/27/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/kelly-bombs-and-setting-an-example-ep-18-nice-guys-finish-free/

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55) Freedom Feens Radio, 10/27/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Jeremy and Shane rock your world. Truth. Justice. And the AnCap way. Topics include: the truth about NPCs. Also, liberty & spirituality, + how to have fun.” [various formats] (10/27/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=16122

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56) Scott Adams Says, 10/27/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about the nutty bomber, Megyn Kelly, and midterms, with coffee.” [Flash video] (10/27/18)

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

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57) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 173
Source: Free Man Beyond the Wall

“Did ‘Neutral Moresnet’ Enjoy a Century of Anarchy?” [various formats] (10/26/18)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-173-was-neutral-moresnet-a-century-of-anarchy

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58) Felony Friday, episode 147
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Today on Felony Friday Michael Monsivias joins John to talk about his experience in the criminal justice system and how he’s using his own experience to create better opportunities other prisoners. Michael also details one of his worst days in prison, when prison guards threw flash grenades into his cell unprovoked. Two of them exploded, burning his flesh. Instead of getting medical assistance, he was thrown into solitary, likely to hide his injuries from investigators.” [various formats] (10/26/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/10/26/overcoming-adversity-and-changing-the-system-from-the-inside-with-michael-monsivais/

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59) Leading Liberty Podcast, 10/26/18
Source: Leading Liberty

“Can Independents Unite America? with Nick Troiano.” [various formats] (10/26/18)

http://jenngray.com/can-independents-unite-america-nick-troiano/

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60) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 263
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Gene Healy joins us to discuss the concept of impeachment, from its’ origin to its’ impracticality in our polarized political climate.” [various formats] (10/26/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/podcasts/free-thoughts/understanding-impeachment-gene-healy

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61) CQ on Congress, episode 126
Source: Roll Call

“What will happen if Democrats win.” [various formats] (10/26/18)

https://www.rollcall.com/news/podcasts/will-happen-democrats-win

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62) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1270
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Here’s where we libertarians are most often ridiculed — why, the monetary system we favor is for cranks, they say, and what’s more, it’s already been tried! Uh huh. In this episode I make the case for money the state can’t control.” [various formats] (10/26/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1270-the-major-arguments-for-money-the-state-cant-control/

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63) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/26/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“As the markets keep dropping, President Trump keeps the blame on The Fed. Being one of the most secretive and unaudited institutions in America, The Fed prefers to operate in the shadows. While Trump isn’t criticizing central planning per se (which is what he should be doing) will blaming The Fed work?” [Flash video] (10/26/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/trump-keeps-challenging-the-fed-who-will-win

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64) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 18
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Sheldon Richman is as engaging, entertaining, and educational as the publication he helmed. In this interview with the former editor for The Freeman, Johnny and Raylene put the Blast Off! Rocket on cruise control and let Richman take the wheel, as the conversation explores a variety of topics relating to Austrian Economics and its rich history.” [various formats] (10/26/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/blast-off-with-johnny-rocket-episode-18-the-freeman-w-sheldon-richman/

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