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Volume XVI, Issue #4,094
Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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In the News:

1) Turkey: Prosecutor says Khashoggi was strangled, “cut into pieces”
2) Ryan mentions that Trump can’t amend the Constitution by decree; Trump throws himself down, pounds floor with tiny hands, threatens to hold breath until he turns blue
3) Yemen war: US presses Saudi Arabia to agree to ceasefire
4) GM offers buyouts to 18,000 salaried workers, says layoffs possible
5) Bundy son sues US officials for Nevada standoff prosecution
6) Feds took woman’s iPhone at border, she sued, now they agree to delete data
7) Afghanistan: Regime helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board
8) Fed sets new rules to ease regulations on smaller banks
9) PA: Principal resigns after caught stealing Rx drugs from nurse’s office
10) India: Stand-off between central bank, government worsens
11) Bahrain: US military frees American it illegally held without trial for more than a year
12) Russia: Bomb injures three regime personnel, attacker dead
13) ND: Thousands of Indian voters receive free [sic] IDs
14) Graham to propose constitutional amendment (?) to eliminate citizenship by birth
15) NY: Fan charged with throwing sex toy on Bills’ New Era Field vs. Patriots
16) GA: Federal judge declines Kemp’s request to let him continue trying to rig election
17) Hardy Fox, 1945-2018
18) NY: Murdered sisters had applied for asylum
19) Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger slaying
20) Pakistan: Hardline Islamists call for death of judges who overturned Christian woman’s death sentence for blasphemy

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Ten years ago today, the whitepaper changed the way we look at money
22) Whitey Bulger and the value of the Second Amendment
23) Spoiler season
24) Five reasons why Trump’s Iran sanctions will fail
25) America is on the brink of a nervous breakdown
26) Washington smothers independent European security initiatives
27) Trump’s rhetorical style again adds scrutiny to power of words
28) Racino shouldn’t be up to majority
29) One law to rule them all: Thou shall not kill
30) How teachers might save Arizona schools from the Kochs
31) What can kill a useless currency
32) Birthright citizenship: A nutty policy we’re probably stuck with
33) Puerto Rico could be the next purple state
34) Fools and schools
35) When dollars and cents trump any kind of sense
36) The GOP’s sneakiest voter suppression tactic
37) Brazil’s right-wing Hugo Chavez
38) Quantum Vibe, 10/31/18
39) The cross-border farmworker rebellion
40) Legal immigration into the United States, part 9
41) Why I remain hopeful when things look grim
42) Trump closes with nationalist appeal amid far-right violence
43) Birthright citizenship — a libertarian value?
44) Exploiting elections to expand government power
45) Why we need to keep coal in the power mix
46) Stefan Molyneux should NAP more
47) Virtue, freedom, and the future
48) This year’s elections are not about freedom
49) Birthright citizenship and constitutional interpretation
50) Toxic tropes: “Skyrocketing” racism through respectable journalism

The Sound and the Fury:

51) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1272
52) Reason Podcast, 10/31/18
53) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/31/18
54) Freedom Frauds, 10/31/18
55) Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, 10/31/18
56) Electric Libertyland, episode 96
57) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 20
58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 265
59) Essential Libertarianism, episode 49
60) Free Talk Live, 10/30/18
61) Humans of Bitcoin, 10/30/18
62) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 10/30/18
63) Bloggingheads.tv, 10/30/18
64) Ordered Liberty, episode 96
65) Gareth Porter on The Scott Horton Show

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

1) Turkey: Prosecutor says Khashoggi was strangled, “cut into pieces”
Source: Express Tribune [Pakistan]

“Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and then ‘cut into pieces,’ Turkey’s chief prosecutor said Wednesday, making details of the murder public for the first time. A statement from the office of prosecutor Irfan Fidan said meetings with his Saudi Arabian counterpart, who visited Istanbul this week, had produced ‘no concrete results’ on the killing, which it said was premeditated. Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Washington Post contributor, was murdered after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain paperwork ahead of his upcoming wedding. His body has not been found.” (10/31/18)

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1838052/3-khashoggi-killed-strangulation-cut-pieces-murder-turkish-prosecutor/

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2) Ryan mentions that Trump can’t amend the Constitution by decree; Trump throws himself down, pounds floor with tiny hands, threatens to hold breath until he turns blue
Source: The Hill

“President Trump on Wednesday bashed Speaker Paul Ryan for rejecting his call to end birthright citizenship. ‘Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!’ Trump tweeted. … The broadside from Trump follows criticism from the speaker Tuesday of the president’s suggestion that he could end birthright citizenship through an executive order.” (10/31/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/414077-trump-bashes-paul-ryan-focus-on-holding-the-majority

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3) Yemen war: US presses Saudi Arabia to agree to ceasefire
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The US has called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where three years of civil war have caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Defence Secretary James Mattis said all parties needed to take part in UN-led peace talks within the next 30 days. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meanwhile urged the Saudi-led coalition battling the rebel Houthi movement to end its air strikes on populated areas. The US has faced growing pressure to end its support for the coalition. UN human rights experts say coalition forces may have committed war crimes in Yemen and humanitarian organisations say their partial blockade of the country has helped push 14 million people to the brink of famine. The murder of the US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul this month has also strained ties between Washington and Riyadh.” (10/31/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46040789

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4) GM offers buyouts to 18,000 salaried workers, says layoffs possible
Source: USA Today

“General Motors is offering voluntary buyouts to 18,000 salaried workers, acknowledging Wednesday that if it does not get enough takers, it may consider layoffs in early 2019. Shortly after reporting better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, GM CEO Mary Barra notified employees in an email. GM salaried workers in North America with at least 12 years of experience are eligible, spokesman Pat Morrissey said. The move is part of GM’s cost-cutting plans, which include a $6.5 billion target for 2018. The savings from the job cuts will not benefit GM until 2019, Morrissey said. GM, which reported good third-quarter results, will continue recruiting and hiring workers needed for next-generation transportation, Morrissey said. About 18,000 GM salaried employees have 12 years or more experience. There is no internal target as to how many GM wants to take the offers, but typically the take rate is ‘relatively low,’ Morrissey said.” (10/31/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/10/31/gm-buyouts/1832705002

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5) Bundy son sues US officials for Nevada standoff prosecution
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A rancher’s son campaigning as an independent for Nevada governor is suing current and former U.S. government officials, alleging malicious prosecution after a 2014 armed standoff with federal land agents. Ryan Bundy and his father, Cliven Bundy, said Wednesday in front of the U.S. courthouse in Las Vegas that prosecutors tried to wrongfully convict them for peacefully stopping a roundup of Bundy cattle from federal land near the family ranch in Bunkerville. The charges were dismissed last January for prosecutorial misconduct. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington. It names U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his predecessors Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder, former Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze and former FBI Director James Comey as defendants.” (10/31/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Bundy-son-suing-US-officials-for-Nevada-standoff-13351780.php

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6) Feds took woman’s iPhone at border, she sued, now they agree to delete data
Source: Ars Technica

“An American Muslim woman who two months ago asked a federal judge to compel border officials to erase data copied from her iPhone 6S Plus has settled her lawsuit with the government — federal authorities have now agreed to delete the seized data. … the government claims that it has the authority to search and seize someone’s device without a warrant–otherwise needed in the interior of the country. Federal authorities rely on what’s known as the ‘border doctrine.’” [hat tip — James Parsons] (10/31/18)

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/feds-agree-to-delete-data-seized-off-womans-iphone-during-border-search/

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7) Afghanistan: Regime helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board
Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“An Afghan army helicopter carrying provincial government officials and soldiers crashed in southwestern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing all 25 people on board. The crash occurred in the western Farah province, Reuters reports. The Afghan deputy corps commander of the western zone, Gen. Naimudullah Khalil, was reportedly on board, as was Farid Bakhtawar, the ‘outspoken’ head of Farah’s provincial council. A spokesman for the provincial governor told Reuters that the craft lost control in a low visibility area and crashed into a mountain. … The Taliban claimed its militants took the helicopter down, Agence France Presse and Reuters report.” (10/31/18)

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/31/662441846/afghan-army-helicopter-crashes-killing-all-25-on-board

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8) Fed sets new rules to ease regulations on smaller banks
Source: CNBC

“Smaller banks would face ‘significantly’ reduced regulations while larger institutions would see largely the same scrutiny under rules the Federal Reserve proposed Wednesday. The changes would be the latest moves the central bank has made to reduce the regulatory burden for community and regional financial institutions, unwinding some of the restrictions put in place after the financial crisis. … Under the plan, banks could be divided into four categories, each with different risk profiles.” (10/31/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/31/fed-sets-new-rules-to-ease-regulations-on-smaller-banks.html

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9) PA: Principal resigns after caught stealing Rx drugs from nurse’s office
Source: Fox News

“A Pennsylvania high school principal has resigned after reportedly admitting to police that he stole prescription drugs from his school nurse’s office. Michael Flick, the principal of Great Valley High School in Malvern since 2012, is now facing charges of theft and possession of a controlled substance. ‘I encourage anyone dealing with these issues to reach out for help,’ a statement attributed to him read, that was obtained by Philly.com and sent home to parents by the district’s superintendent. ‘May our students view my experience as a reminder that seeking professional help is always the right decision,’ the letter added, noting the 44-year-old is seeking treatment. Officials told the newspaper that Flick confessed to police and prosecutors that he took the drugs from his own school. A criminal complaint viewed by Philly.com said police started investigating last Wednesday after the school nurse reported that 93 pills were missing.” (10/31/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/principal-resigns-after-stealing-prescription-drugs-from-nurses-office

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10) India: Stand-off between central bank, government worsens
Source: Financial Times [UK]

“India’s finance ministry on Wednesday intervened in a worsening dispute between the government of Narendra Modi and the Reserve Bank of India, insisting on the right to make its views known to the central bank, in a statement that suggested it was taking seriously a reported threat by the bank’s governor Urjit Patel to resign over government interference. The speculation comes days after Mr Patel’s deputy, Viral Acharya, delivered a hard-hitting public lecture in which he warned of ‘potentially catastrophic’ consequences of the government’s intensifying efforts to influence the Reserve Bank of India’s policies.” (10/31/18)

https://www.ft.com/content/58f8d1d0-dce5-11e8-9f04-38d397e6661c

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11) Bahrain: US military frees American it illegally held without trial for more than a year
Source: CNN

“The US military has released an American citizen who was suspected of being a member of ISIS, two US officials told CNN. The officials said the individual was transported to Bahrain where he was released. The American was captured by US-backed anti-ISIS fighters in Syria and was held by the US military in Iraq since September 2017 without ever being tried. One official identified the individual as Abdulrahman Ahmad Alsheikh and said that his US passport has been cancelled.” (10/31/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/29/politics/american-isis-suspect-freed/index.html

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12) Russia: Bomb injures three regime personnel, attacker dead
Source: New York Post

“A man set off a bomb at the entrance of the local branch of Russia’s main intelligence agency in a northern city Wednesday, injuring three security officials and killing himself, authorities said. The man entered the local branch of the FSB intelligence agency in Akhangelsk and removed the improvised explosive device from a bag, causing it to detonate, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said. … Russian investigators later identified the attacker as a local 17-year-old man and said they are treating the attack as an act of terrorism.” (10/31/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/10/31/bomb-injures-3-russian-security-officers-attacker-dead/

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13) ND: Thousands of Indian voters receive free [sic] IDs
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Efforts by American Indian tribes in North Dakota to provide free identification with street addresses to thousands of members in advance of Tuesday’s election are cutting into the number of Native Americans who could potentially be turned away at the polls for lack of a proper ID under recently tightened state rules. The free programs launched with the help of groups including the Lakota People’s Law Project and the Four Directions nonprofit so far have provided more than 2,400 voters on four reservations with the proper credentials. The effort to ensure a strong Native American vote comes amid uproar over what some believe is an attempt to suppress their votes. ‘We’re at our best in crisis,’ said Phyllis Young, an organizer on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation for the Lakota People’s Law Project, adding that the issue ‘is only making us more aware of our rights, more energized, and more likely to vote this November.’” (10/31/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Thousands-of-Native-voters-in-North-Dakota-13351517.php

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14) Graham to propose constitutional amendment (?) to eliminate citizenship by birth
Source: The Hill

“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he will introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship after President Trump suggested he wanted to do so through an executive order. … he plans ‘to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order’ from Trump. Congress is out of session until Nov. 13. If Graham is going to propose legislation to amend the Constitution, his bill would need to win over not only two-thirds majorities in Congress, but also be ratified by three-quarters of the states.” [editor’s note: It’s not clear to me that Graham actually intends to introduce a constitutional amendment; he may intend to introduce unconstitutional, and therefore void even if passed, legislation instead – TLK] (10/30/18)

https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/413832-graham-to-introduce-legislation-ending-birthright-citizenship

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15) NY: Fan charged with throwing sex toy on Bills’ New Era Field vs. Patriots
Source: USA Today

“A Florida man is facing charges for allegedly throwing a sex toy onto the field during Monday’s Buffalo Bills’ game at New Era Field. Erie County Sheriff’s deputies say Michael Abdallah, 34 of Oveido, Florida, was identified by witnesses and in-stadium video surveillance footage. Abdallah is charged with disorderly conduct — creating a hazardous/offensive condition. He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in Orchard Park Town Court. This trend of throwing sex toys onto the field when the Patriots visit New Era Field started in 2016 and has continued in each year since. The team banned two fans for life for throwing a sex toy onto the field in 2016. The rubber object in 2018 was spotted by an official who kicked it out of the end zone. It had Tom Brady’s name written on it. The Patriots won 25-6.” (10/31/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2018/10/31/fan-charged-sex-toy-bills-new-era-field-patriots/1830138002

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16) GA: Federal judge declines Kemp’s request to let him continue trying to rig election
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A federal judge has declined to pause an injunction she ordered that changes how Georgia elections officials evaluate certain absentee ballots. Secretary of State Brian Kemp had requested that U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May stay the injunction she issued last week while Kemp’s legal team appeals the decision regarding signature mismatches to a higher court. … The injunction specifically orders the Secretary of State’s office to inform local elections offices that they should not reject absentee ballots due to alleged signature mismatches. Instead, they’re ordered to mark the ballots as provisional and give voters a ‘pre-rejection notice’ via first-class mail and email, when possible, as well as an opportunity to resolve the discrepancy. Absentee ballot applications with potential signature issues are to be treated similarly, according to the court. The judge’s order is retroactive, meaning it affects mail-in voters that were already rejected.” (10/31/18)

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt–politics/judge-declines-kemp-request-pause-absentee-ballot-injunction/BxTbpmoONQkedOLM4I7v1M/

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17) Hardy Fox, 1945-2018
Source: Billboard

“Hardy Fox, one of the co-founders of the long-running experimental art rock collective The Residents, has died at 73. A statement posted by the band confirmed the news in The Residents’ signature bemused, arms-length fashion in the guise of a proclamation from their anonymous Cryptic Corporation. … In 1969, Fox helped found the San Francisco group best known for keeping their identities a secret thanks to creative costumes, including their iconic eyeball heads.” (10/31/18)

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8482588/hardy-fox-dies-residents-member-dead

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18) NY: Murdered sisters had applied for asylum
Source: Oxygen

“Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City’s waterfront last week. The sisters, Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered Oct. 24 on a bank of the Hudson River, about 225 miles from Fairfax, Virginia, where they lived and were reported missing in August. … Their mother told detectives the day before the bodies were discovered, she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said Tuesday.” (10/31/18)

https://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/saudi-arabian-sisters-tala-farea-rotana-farea-found-dead-bound-by-duct-tape-hudson-river-nyc-had-applied-for-asylum

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19) Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger slaying
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A Mafia hit man who is said to hate ‘rats’ is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, who was found dead hours after he was transferred to a West Virginia prison, an ex-investigator briefed on the case said Wednesday. The former official said that Fotios ‘Freddy’ Geas and at least one other inmate are believed to have been involved in Bulger’s killing. The longtime investigator was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. Authorities have not disclosed the cause of death. Bulger’s killing has raised questions of why he was transferred to the prison and why the 89-year-old was placed in the general population instead of special housing. He was found dead Tuesday. Geas, 51, and his brother were sentenced to life in prison in 2011 for their roles in several violent crimes, including the 2003 killing of Adolfo ‘Big Al’ Bruno, a Genovese crime family boss who was gunned down in a Springfield, Massachusetts, parking lot.” (10/31/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Official-Mafia-hit-man-is-suspect-in-death-of-13351655.php

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20) Pakistan: Hardline Islamists call for death of judges who overturned Christian woman’s death sentence for blasphemy
Source: Yahoo! News

“A hard-line Islamist party in Pakistan has called for the death of the judges who overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy. Asia Bibi was sentenced to death in 2010 on blasphemy charges. She had gone to fetch water for herself and fellow farm workers on a hot day the previous year, but two Muslim women had refused to drink from the same container and she was accused by a mob of blasphemy. She was convicted and sentenced to death, but in a landmark ruling Pakistan’s top court has now acquitted Ms Bibi and order she be released. … Paramilitary troops have been deployed in Islamabad to prevent protesters from reaching the Supreme Court, where security has been stepped up up to protect the judges and authorities have also put security in place at churches around the country.” (10/31/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hardline-islamists-pakistan-call-death-judges-overturned-christian-womans-death-sentence-blasphemy-101334380.html

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

21) Ten years ago today, the whitepaper changed the way we look at money
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Jamie Redman

“On Oct. 31, 2008, at 2:10 p.m. EDT, the creator of the Bitcoin network, Satoshi Nakamoto, announced the publication of the protocol’s whitepaper using a Vistomail email address. It’s now been 10 years to the day since Satoshi’s idea was first revealed to the world — an idea that unleashed the first pure peer-to-peer version of electronic cash. … The Bitcoin whitepaper has since changed the lives of many people. For the first time, internet-based commerce did not have to rely on financial institutions to process electronic payments. Many bitcoiners will tell you it’s been a long run, with many market fiascos and interesting developments along the way. But even after 10 years, they will also assure you that we are still at the beginning of the financial revolution ignited by the technology we all love.” (10/31/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/ten-years-ago-today-the-white-paper-changed-the-way-we-look-at-money/

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22) Whitey Bulger and the value of the Second Amendment
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“Consider what the case against the people bearing arms is. In part, at least, it’s that the State should have a monopoly upon violence. All will work better if it is only those who police society who have access to those efficient means of violence such as guns. … And here we have Whitey. Yes, a foul felon, no doubt about it. He’s 89, in a wheelchair, entirely dependent upon the State to defend him. He’s actually in an entirely controlled environment, a prison. There are at least tens, if not hundreds, of agents of the state around him. They are armed with considerable power — perhaps not tanks but certainly up to and including pump action shotguns. And what happens? He’s wheeled around the corner and beaten to death.” (10/31/18)

https://www.continentaltelegraph.com/law/whitey-bulger-and-the-value-of-the-second-amendment/

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23) Spoiler season
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“There is disagreement over whether Libertarians help or hurt Republicans. Most folks suspect that Libertarians take votes away from Republicans, but polling appears to show Libertarians snagging more otherwise Democrat-inclined voters. No matter. As often discussed here, enacting Ranked Choice Voting is the rational institutional solution to the so-called spoiler effect Libertarians present. It’s a win-win for both so-called major and minor political parties. ‘Libertarians bristle at the term ‘spoiler,” the [Washington Times] notes, ‘saying it’s a belittling term for a party that presents a viable option to voters.’ Which brings me to a second solution to Libertarians luring away your voters. Steal their issues. Take them and make them your own.” (10/31/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/10/31/spoiler-season/

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24) Five reasons why Trump’s Iran sanctions will fail
Source: Reuters
by Seyed Hossein Mousavian

“The next round of economic sanctions on Iran, which will start going into effect on Nov.4, will mainly target the country’s oil and gas industries. These sanctions were eased after the 2015 signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, but are being phased back in following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the accord six months ago. Trump’s goal in reinstituting the sanctions is to kill the nuclear deal, to bring Iran’s economy to the point of total collapse, to contain Iran’s regional involvement in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and, in spite of Washington’s denials, presumably to celebrate the collapse of Iran’s ruling regime. The White House’s official position is that, by increasing economic and political pressure, it aims to bring Iran back to the negotiating table in order to replace the JCPOA with a new deal that bears Trump’s name. There are at least five reasons why Trump’s strategy will fail.” (10/31/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mousavian-iran-commentary/commentary-five-reasons-why-trumps-iran-sanctions-will-fail-idUSKCN1N42QY

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25) America is on the brink of a nervous breakdown
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by John W Whitehead

“When things start to fall apart or implode, ask yourself: who stands to benefit? In most cases, it’s the government that stands to benefit by amassing greater powers at the citizenry’s expense. Unfortunately, the government’s answer to civil unrest and societal violence, as always, will lead us further down the road we’ve travelled since 9/11 towards totalitarianism and away from freedom. With alarming regularity, the nation is being subjected to a spate of violence that not only terrorizes the public but also destabilizes the country’s fragile ecosystem, and gives the government greater justifications to crack down, lock down, and institute even more authoritarian policies for the so-called sake of national security without many objections from the citizenry. Clearly, America is being pushed to the brink of a national nervous breakdown.” (10/31/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/america-is-on-the-brink-of-a-nervous-breakdown/

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26) Washington smothers independent European security initiatives
Source: Cato Institute
by Ted Galen Carpenter

“North Atlantic Treaty Organization defenders on both sides of the Atlantic repeatedly express harsh criticism of President Donald Trump for supposedly undermining the transatlantic alliance. For instance, they were especially upset with him for his conduct before and at the July NATO summit in Brussels. Critics charge that the president is relinquishing America’s leadership, especially in Europe, and wishes to abandon NATO. Yet the president’s harsh words for the allies at Brussels consisted of little more than a more insistent demand for greater burden-sharing within NATO — a complaint that other U.S. administrations have expressed over the decades. Nothing in Trump’s comments at Brussels indicated that the United States sought to end its dominance of NATO or its longtime hegemonic position in Europe. Indeed, Washington’s policy on that score has remained consistent throughout the nearly seven decades of NATO’s existence.” (10/31/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/washington-smothers-independent-european-security-initiatives

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27) Trump’s rhetorical style again adds scrutiny to power of words
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Linda Feldmann

“President Trump’s rhetorical style, under intense scrutiny amid the tragedies and threats of the past week, is nothing new. From the opening moment of his presidential campaign in 2015, Mr. Trump has prided himself on his practice of stirring up hornet’s nests. The mockery, the winking calls to violence, the provocative policy moves, the incendiary language seen by critics as fear-mongering — these are not gaffes. They’re tools with an eye toward an end: winning. On Tuesday came another such move: word of a planned executive order targeting ‘birthright citizenship.’ The goal, Trump told Axios, is to end the practice of bestowing US citizenship on anyone born on US soil, regardless of whether their parents are citizens. The idea sparked an immediate uproar, and argument over the 14th Amendment, which has long been interpreted to offer wide citizenship rights. Many legal experts were skeptical of the idea’s chances in court. But the timing seems plain: One week before the midterm elections, Trump is fueling the divisive immigration debate, with an eye toward making sure his supporters turn out to vote.” (10/30/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2018/1030/Trump-s-rhetorical-style-again-adds-scrutiny-to-power-of-words

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28) Racino shouldn’t be up to majority
Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“Those who play politics are asking people to vote for or against the racino. Some say it will help the economy. Others say it will bankrupt people, both morally and financially. I say such things should never be up to government control. Nor should it be subject to majority opinion. People need to grow beyond this notion that they have a right to control what other people do on their own property with their own money. They don’t, even though politics gives them the illusion that they do. This venture shouldn’t be subject to a license or any other kind of government regulation. It shouldn’t be rationed by a ‘racing commission.’ These matters should be left up to those who have the only possible right to decide: the property owners and those who want to build the racino.” (10/31/18)

https://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2018/10/31/voices/opinion-racino-shouldnt-be-up-to-majority/159745.html

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29) One law to rule them all: Thou shall not kill
Source: CounterPunch
by Kary Love

“The calls go out for new laws, new law enforcers, new punishments, increasing use of the ‘death penalty.’ None has worked in the past, but no matter, the devolution into insanity proceeds apace on all sides of the debate, at least as defined by Albert Einstein, if apocryphally: ‘doing the same things over again and expecting a different result.’ I have a radical suggestion: try something different. Once, long ago, the evolution of humanity threw up a supreme law, one that ought to rule all laws, if the heaving mass of animalistic proto-humans were to rise to human being. Thou shall not kill.” (10/31/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/10/31/one-law-to-rule-them-all-thou-shall-not-kill/

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30) How teachers might save Arizona schools from the Kochs
Source: Our Future
by Jeff Bryant

“The moment Beth Lewis realized the powerful political forces she was up against was when she was seated in the gallery of the Arizona House watching Republican legislators, one-by-one, fall into line to support a new bill she and her fellow teachers had come to the capitol to oppose. Republican Governor Doug Ducey and others ‘working the bill’ on the floor took any wavering members into a back room for a ‘conversation,’ while lobbyists in the wings nodded and hand-signaled with lawmakers to track the bill’s progress. When the bill’s handlers agreed a vote was in order, it passed easily. Then, ‘it was like a party,’ Lewis recalls, with lawmakers high-fiving each other and lobbyists shaking hands and backslapping. ‘It was sickening,’ she says. ‘I realized our state legislators weren’t at all interested in representing the people.’ The bill, which the State Senate also passed and the governor quickly signed, opened up education savings accounts, called Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, to all of the state’s 1.1 million students.” (10/31/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20181031/how-teachers-might-save-arizona-schools-from-the-kochs

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31) What can kill a useless currency
Source: Cobden Centre
by Keith Weiner

“There is a popular notion, at least among American libertarians and gold bugs. The idea is that people will one day “get woke”, and suddenly realize that the dollar is bad / unbacked / fiat / unsound / Ponzi / other countries don’t like it / . When they do, they will repudiate it. That is, sell all their dollars to buy consumer goods (i.e. hyperinflation), gold, and/or whatever other currency.” (10/31/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/10/what-can-kill-a-useless-currency/

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32) Birthright citizenship: A nutty policy we’re probably stuck with
Source: National Review
by Robert VerBruggen

“Many of us think that in today’s world, birthright citizenship is an insane policy that undermines our sovereignty. Why reward people who come here illegally with citizenship for their kids? But conservatives also insist that the government stay within its constitutionally designated boundaries, so we have to ask whether the Constitution mandates birthright citizenship. If it does, we are stuck with it until we can pass an amendment. In this rather long piece — you’ve been warned — I’m going to round up the historical evidence bearing on this issue.” (10/31/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/birthright-citizenship-arguments-constitutional-requirement/

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33) Puerto Rico could be the next purple state
Source: USA Today
by Governor Ricardo Rossello

“Regardless of who prevails in Tuesday’s midterm elections, one group of Americans will definitely lack representation in Congress: all the U.S. citizens who live in Puerto Rico. More than 3.6 million Americans in Puerto Rico observe all U.S. laws but lack full representation in Congress or the right to vote for president. Hurricane Maria drove home the injustice of that predicament last fall when Puerto Ricans were forced to beg elected officials from other states for recovery funds after the storm crippled our island. That is why it is finally time for Congress to correct this historic inequity by granting statehood to Puerto Rico. We learned the hard way in 2016 that Congress could take enormous power away from Puerto Ricans when they gave an unelected oversight board blanket authority to override local elected officials. If Congress can wield outsize power over our island, we deserve a greater say in Congress.” (10/31/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/31/puerto-rico-statehood-purple-state-column/1752107002

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34) Fools and schools
Source: The Racinian
by Dave Kristopeit

“[W]hen a student chooses to join a participating Choice program school, $7754 follows him. That is money taken away from the local public system. Here is the interesting thing though, if that student were to stay in the local Unified public school, that system would spend $11,377 on his or her education. Each and every student enrolled in a Choice school saves the taxpayer $3623. I guess the local paper and the taxpayers should all be applauding the money that the Choice Program saves the taxpayer. But the news media manipulates what the public thinks through the words they use.” (10/31/18)

https://racinian.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/fools-and-schools/

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35) When dollars and cents trump any kind of sense
Source: Antiwar.com
by Chris Henrikson

“There it is. Three quarters of a trillion dollars in a single annual military budget. Congress even passed it before the start of the fiscal year, to boot.” (10/31/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/chris_henrikson/2018/10/30/when-dollars-and-cents-trump-any-kind-of-sense/

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36) The GOP’s sneakiest voter suppression tactic
Source: The New Republic
by Bob Moser

“With Election Day approaching, an odd little story from Dodge City, Kansas, made headlines in The New York Times and The Washington Post last week. Local elections officials in the Wild West outpost of yore, now a meatpacking center that’s majority-Latino, had moved their lone voting place outside the city limits, more than a mile from the nearest bus stop, as anti-immigration crusader Kris Kobach (the state elections chief) was fighting off a strong Democratic challenge in his quest for the governorship. The whole controversy seemed so obviously outlandish, … that it’s no wonder the story was catnip for national reporters. While another secretary of state overseeing his own election for governor, Kobach’s Georgia ally Brian Kemp, had been garnering scrutiny for months with his massive ‘purges’ of registered black voters, and while reports on the perils of voter ID laws have become numbingly familiar, the Dodge City tale offered a colorful twist on the theme of race-based voter suppression. ” (10/31/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151966/gops-sneakiest-voter-suppression-tactic

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37) Brazil’s right-wing Hugo Chavez
Source: The American Conservative
by Michael J Ard

“Bolsonaro will have to assemble a governing coalition out of Brazil’s 26 parties in Congress. His Social Liberal Party is small, but he can expect help from the conservative ‘Beef, Bullets, and Bibles’ caucus, which represents agricultural interests, law enforcement, and Christian evangelicals. Brazil’s spoils system might help him too: the president controls some 25,000 direct appointees, a powerful tool to build loyalty. But given Latin America’s history, we cannot rule out that, faced with mounting problems, President Bolsonaro could move to secure for himself dictatorial powers, as other presidents in the region have done or tried to do. Although he hails from the political right, the anti-communist Bolsonaro bears similarities to another would-be national savior: Venezuela’s Marxist former dictator Hugo Chavez Frias.” (10/31/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/brazils-right-wing-hugo-chavez/

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38) Quantum Vibe, 10/31/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (10/31/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1867

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39) The cross-border farmworker rebellion
Source: In These Times
by David Bacon

“Surrounded by blueberry and alfalfa fields near Sumas, Washington, just a few miles from the Canadian border, a group of workers last week stood in a circle behind a trailer, itemizing a long list of complaints about the grower they work for. Lorenzo Sanchez, the oldest, pointed to the trailer his family rents for $800 a month. On one side, the wooden steps and porch have rotted through. ‘The toilet backs up,’ he said. ‘Water leaks in when it rains. The stove doesn’t work.’ … Other workers in the circle nodded in agreement. Ramon Torres, president of the farmworker union Familias Unidas por la Justicia, listened and then took union membership cards from the pocket of his jacket. … Everyone signed the cards. They’d actually gone down to the union office in Bellingham two weeks earlier to ask for help–they’d had plenty of time to think about the consequences. After the cards were signed, they all agreed that the following Monday, instead of going into the field to work, they’d confront the grower and demand changes.” (10/31/18)

http://prospect.org/article/cross-border-farmworker-rebellion

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40) Legal immigration into the United States, part 9
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Jacques Delacroix

“Many conservatives, friends of mine included, are fully convinced that Mexican immigrants don’t ‘try’ to assimilate and, in particular, that they don’t want to learn English. In addition, they often add that this resistance contrasts badly with former immigrants, from another era — usually their own ancestors — from Italy, or Greece, or Eastern Europe — who made the effort to learn English quickly, perhaps in six months or so. This common imagery is based on a fallacy and on a half-truth.” (10/30/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/10/30/legal-immigration-into-the-united-states-part-9-non-economic-objections-to-immigration-assimilation-and-stubborn-language-facts/

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41) Why I remain hopeful when things look grim
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Hi. I’m sorry to my regular readers for not writing any articles in the last couple of days; I’ve just been staring transfixed at the fallout from the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, and the words which normally come bubbling up on their own just haven’t been there for me. Bolsonaro is a fascist. I mean that in a very real, literal and non-alarmist way. I’ve seen a lot of conservatives in both the US and Australia defending him as just another right wing nationalist like Donald Trump. … But because they’ve been hearing him described using the exact same labels and dire warnings that were hyperbolically applied to Donald Trump, who minus the rhetoric and hysteria has turned out to be a fairly conventional Republican president, conservatives assume Bolsonaro is fine. All the most severe linguistic tools were used up against Trump, so there were none left in the toolbox for Bolsonaro.” (10/30/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/10/30/why-i-remain-hopeful-when-things-look-grim

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42) Trump closes with nationalist appeal amid far-right violence
Source: The Daily Beast
by Goldie Taylor

“Donald Trump believes immigration — or, rather, the Americans who fear it — is why he won the 2016 presidential election. He is now offering an unmasked nationalist appeal despite a wave of far-right violence in the hopes that returning to immigration may let him ‘win’ the midterm election and cling to Republican control of Congress. Candidate Trump understood that a silent majority of white voters feared what the nation is becoming: a browner, more racially diverse country. They needed, he saw, somebody who could speak boldly about issues they felt forced to whisper.” (10/31/18)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-closes-with-nationalist-appeal-amid-far-right-violence

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43) Birthright citizenship — a libertarian value?
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“‘Birthright citizenship’ cannot be a libertarian value, because the very concept of mandatory or automatic citizenship (based on your parents or where you were born) is contrary to liberty. … The concept (that I have no choice but to be an American citizen because of where I was born and because of what my parents decided) is bad. It takes away the liberty of millions. I did not sign the Constitution (or even the Articles of Confederation). How can I be governed by that — just because one or more of my distant ancestors might have been forced to accept the jurisdiction of the governments who DID sign that constitution or were admitted to the Union afterwards? We rejected inherited slavery a long time ago. Or did we?” (10/30/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/10/30/birthright-citizenship-a-libertarian-value/

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44) Exploiting elections to expand government power
Source: Independent Institute
by K Lloyd Billingsley

“As the late Malcolm Muggeridge said, the real advantage of elections is to remove those in power, and voters often do just that. The ruling class, by contrast, can exploit elections to expand government, redistribute wealth, reward cronies, and provide a soft landing for washed up politicians. Consider Proposition 71 on the 2004 ballot. This $3 billion measure promised live-saving cures for a host of diseases by creating the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. At one point, this new state agency had directed a full 91 percent of its research funding to institutions with representatives on its governing board. Though some offered to serve with no salary, CIRM hired non-scientist Art Torres, a former state senator, and promptly tripled his salary to $225,000. CIRM bosses drew salaries of nearly $500,000 but the state agency has produced none of the promised cures and therapies, so no royalties are flowing into state coffers, as Proposition 71 promoters also promised in 2004.” (10/30/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/10/30/exploiting-elections-to-expand-government-power/

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45) Why we need to keep coal in the power mix
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by Bernard L Weinstein

“Most American’s take electricity for granted, assuming when they flip a switch or plug in an appliance power will be available. But behind the power outlets is a huge and complex infrastructure that includes generation, transmission and distribution. In addition, each regional power grid has a ‘system operator’ who makes sure that supply and demand for electricity are always in balance.To ensure reliability and resilience, every grid in the country draws on a variety of power generation sources — base-load plants fueled by coal, natural gas, or nuclear energy as well as renewables like hydropower, wind and solar. In some parts of the country, however, the generation mix is becoming less diverse, mainly because coal-fired facilities are being retired well before the end of their useful lives.” (10/31/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/coal-plants-energy-utilities

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46) Stefan Molyneux should NAP more
Source: Medium
by James Leroy Wilson

“Molyneux says that the defense of freedom and the goal of a free society requires the use of ‘triage’ in applying the Non-Aggression Principle. Molyneux, it seems, has a vision of what a ‘free’ society should look like and how we should get there. Sometimes that means a little less NAP and a little more social engineering to keep out those he thinks are undesirable. … NAP isn’t a means to particular political or social ends, to be sacrificed out of fear of immigrants or anyone or anything else. It is itself the end: it is justice; it is liberty.” (10/30/18)

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47) Virtue, freedom, and the future
Source: Heartland Institute
by Chris Talgo & Emma Kaden

“In the early days of the American experiment, Benjamin Franklin warned, ‘Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.’ Although virtue has waxed and waned throughout American history, 2018 seems to be a low point. Is freedom in peril? To answer this question, consider the recent shocking statements of many political figures, especially on the left [sic].” [editor’s note: The examples give of the “left” are actually from the “center-right” (prominent Democratic Party figures) – TLK] (10/30/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/10/virtue-freedom-and-the-future/

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48) This year’s elections are not about freedom
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Richard M Ebeling

“Politicians and media pundits on the ‘left’ and the ‘right’ are insistent that the congressional elections of November 2018 are a turning point for the country. From another perspective, however, it is merely a contest between two sides of the same political coin. Democrats and progressives are adamant that what is at stake is nothing less than the future of democracy and social justice in America. They see it as a referendum on the current president and a racist, sexist, and possibly fascist United States.” (10/31/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/years-elections-are-not-about-freedom

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49) Birthright citizenship and constitutional interpretation
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Michael D Ramsey

“There are two separate issues, (a) whether the Constitution allows the U.S. to deny birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, and (b) if so, whether the President can do it on his own, without an act of Congress. … I think the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment is clear in granting birthright citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. … The Amendment says that ‘All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States …’ It was a bedrock principle of nineteenth-century international law that sovereigns had complete jurisdiction (that is, authority to prescribe law) over all persons and things within their sovereign territory. … U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants do not fit into any of the exceptions to territorial jurisdiction. Nor is there any doubt that such children are governed by U.S. law at the moment of their birth. Thus they are ‘subject to the jurisdiction’ of the United States at birth. As a result, the text’s original meaning grants them U.S. citizenship at birth.” (10/30/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/10/30/birthright-citizenship-and-constitutional-interpretation/

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50) Toxic tropes: “Skyrocketing” racism through respectable journalism
Source: Empire Burlesque
by Chris Floyd

“Even in a straightforward news story, which gives valuable information about the latest planned Trump outrage on immigration, we can see how the ‘objective’ language is weighted toward inflammatory interpretation. The story notes: ‘Between 1980 and 2006, the number of births to unauthorized immigrants — which opponents of birthright citizenship call ‘anchor babies’ — skyrocketed to a peak of 370,000, according to a 2016 study by Pew Research. It then declined slightly during and following the Great Recession. You scarcely notice the scarifying language on a first reading. But look again: ‘skyrocketed.’ We are talking about the birth of 370,000 children over a period of 26 years. 370,000 — in a population of 325,000,000. We are talking about a cohort of children spread out over more than a quarter of a century, eventually reaching a total of … 0.1 percent of the population.” (10/30/18)

http://www.chris-floyd.com/mobile/articles/toxic-tropes-skyrocketing-racism-through-respectable-journalism-30102018.html

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51) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1272
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Fresh off his Soho Forum debate victory (as measured by Oxford-style rules) against Jacobin magazine editor Bhaskar Sunkara, Gene Epstein joins me for a review of the event and the arguments that gave his opponent so much difficulty.” [various formats] (10/31/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1272-gene-epstein-on-how-to-debate-a-socialist/

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52) Reason Podcast, 10/31/18
Source: Reason

“Blockchain, the decentralized, incorruptible ledger system that undergirds bitcoin, ‘gives you an actual power to affect change in the world,’ says hacker Lauri Love. ‘It’s gonna scare the shit out of some very powerful people.’ Love is one of the people featured in actor and filmmaker Alex Winter’s new documentary, Trust Machine, which explains how blockchain works and how businesses are using it to reinvent power grids, music distribution, and even grocery stores. For today’s Reason Podcast, I talk with Winter, whose previous documentaries include Downloaded, which looked at how Napster and other file-sharing services disrupted the music industry, and Deep Web, a sympathetic portrait of Silk Road and similar websites, about the potential for blockchain to change how governments — and corporations — go about their business.” [various formats] (10/31/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/10/31/alex-winter-podcast

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53) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/31/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“The US intelligence budget for the fiscal year ending September 30th saw a massive increase in spending — the largest increase in a decade. Where is all that new CIA and NSA money going? Will it keep us safe and free … or the opposite?” [Flash video] (10/31/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/feeding-the-deep-state-trumps-big-intel-boost-an-attack-on-liberty

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54) Freedom Frauds, 10/31/18
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

“Jim Bovard shares lessons from his work experience with the Virginia Highway Department.” [Flash video] (10/31/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/freedom-frauds-how-government-ruined-my-work-ethic/

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55) Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, 10/31/18
Source: The Intercept

“This week on Intercepted: Trump prepares for a U.S. military deployment along the Mexico border and threatens to abolish birthright citizenship as the country is rocked by mass murder and pipe bombs. Two scholars of fascism, NYU’s Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Yale’s Jason Stanley discuss Trump’s brand of authoritarianism and dissect the similarities and differences between Trump and fascist leaders Mussolini and Hitler. Actor Ty Jones, producing artistic director at the Classical Theatre of Harlem, perform’s Langston Hughes’s poem ‘Let America Be America Again.’ Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting’s Adam Johnson breaks down how white supremacy and fascism are discussed in U.S. media, hypocrisy on Saudi Arabia, and the false both-sides paradigm on radical right-wing violence and terrorism. And hardcore punk musician Julian Cashwan Pratt of the band Show Me the Body talks about ‘Work Sets You Free,’ a silent visual essay juxtaposing federal prisons in America with the band’s own footage of visits to concentration camps while touring Europe.” [various formats] (10/31/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/10/31/donald-trump-fascism-and-the-doctrine-of-american-mythology/

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56) Electric Libertyland, episode 96
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In the craziest episode of the year, this week welcomes in the annual Lions of Liberty Spooktacular Halloween Jamboroo, 2018 edition! The Lions toss back adult beverages and enter a parallel dimension populated with Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, The Clintons, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald and Melania Trump, Stormy Daniels, Elizabeth Warren, Kanye West and Alexandra Alexia Cortez. And Bernie Sanders even makes an appearance!” [various formats] (10/31/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/10/31/spooktacular-halloween-jamboroo-2018/

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57) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 20
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“In today’s episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine the 90’s party banger Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill. We feel like this one is especially prescient considering al the hubbub Kanye has been getting in for his critiques of his culture. Nothing new if you ask us.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/31/18

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/hope-for-the-american-soul-with-zama-rripa-sounds-like-liberty-episode-20/

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58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 265
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #265, I discuss President Trump deploying troops to the southern border to assist in preventing migrants from entering the US. I explain why it is a mistake to treat the migrants as invaders. I update the Syrian War. The American mission in continues to kill civilians and fail to retake the remaining territory from ISIS.” [various formats] (10/31/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-265-invaders-at-the-southern-border

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59) Essential Libertarianism, episode 49
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Was Lysander Spooner Mistaken?” by Carl Watner. [various formats] (10/31/18)

https://www.essentiallibertarianism.com/2018/10/31/was-lysander-spooner-mistaken-el049/

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60) Free Talk Live, 10/30/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“New York Libertarian Gubernatorial Election :: Campus Polling :: Libertarians Kept from Debates :: Alleged Bomber :: Leftists Pushing Views on Campus :: Energy Policy :: Voting Rights :: Voting and Email Security :: Gaming and Twitch :: Gab Targeted for Takedown Over User’s Speech :: Mastodon :: HOSTS — Ian, Michael, Vincent.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/30/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-10-30

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61) Humans of Bitcoin, 10/30/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“A country with 1.3 billion people and less than 20% of citizens have a bank account. The central bank (RBI) is back and forth on Bitcoin regulations. Nischal is on a mission to involve every Indian in the Blockchain revolution.” [various formats] (10/30/18)

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e526-The-Future-of-Bitcoin-in-India-Nischal-of-WazirX

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62) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 10/30/18
Source: Freedom’s Phoenix

“Tim Picciott (Crypto Self Direct; The Liberty Advisor) In Studio on Bitcoin Investing; DOW plunge; Bear Market — Dr. Phranq Tamburri, NMD = Trump Report.” [MP3] (10/30/18)

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/250256-2018-10-30-10-30-18-tim-picciott-dr-phranq-tamburri-nmd-trump.htm

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63) Bloggingheads.tv, 10/30/18
Source: Bloggingheads.tv

“Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Laurence Kotlikoff (Boston University, kotlikoff.net) … Does nationalism have a place in America’s global trade strategy? … Larry: To compete with China, invest in education … Why test scores aren’t everything … Affirmative action: for how long, and why race? … Larry: Working with remedial students is part of teaching at every level … Glenn: Affirmative action undermines black students’ dignity … The success story of women in economics departments … Affirmative action as a transitional policy … Are Harvard’s personality admissions criteria racist?” [Flash video] (10/30/18)

https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/54011

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64) Ordered Liberty, episode 96
Source: National Review

“Alexandra breaks down the Florida and Arizona senate races, David and Alexandra discussed the important differences in last week’s two terror attacks, and they end with a call for calm about the caravan.” [various formats] (10/30/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/ordered-liberty/episode-96-one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other/

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65) Gareth Porter on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Scott interviews Gareth Porter on his latest article for Middle East Eye, in which he explains that there’s enough pressure now, following the death of Jamal Khashoggi, for the United States to back down a little in our relationship with Saudi Arabia.” [various formats] (10/30/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/10-28-18-gareth-porter-on-u-s-relations-with-saudi-arabia/

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