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In the News:

0) Quick Fundraiser Update …
1) New Caledonia: Voters reject independence from France
2) Bahrain: Court sentences opposition figures to life
3) $145 million Texas border wall project awarded, Customs and Border Protection says
4) Senate Judiciary Committee panel scratches litter over odor of Kavanaugh confirmation
5) Trump: “I think we’ll make a deal with China” on trade
6) Heroic! Swedish ISP ordered to block sites — also blocks plaintiff, court
7) Facebook sorry for allowing white supremacist ad
8) Egypt : Mourners grieve Coptic Christians killed in bus attack
9) Bitcoin Cash surges 12% prior to hard fork as Coinbase announces support
10) “Colossal collapse” in gas prices expected heading into midterm elections
11) SEC gang subpoenas Tesla on Model 3 production estimates
12) Right seeks unprecedented convention to amend Constitution
13) Syria: UN aid trucks reach remote refugee camp
14) France: Elderly Parisian woman accused of stealing hundreds of toys
15) Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys
16) VT: Women pose naked in “Grab Them By The Ballot” photo shoot to encourage votes for Democrats
17) Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters
18) “I was angry and I sent it”: Another Kavanaugh accuser referred to FBI after recanting
19) Group files motion to halt addition of unconstitutional citizenship question to 2020 census
20) Drunk baggage handler falls asleep in hold, flies to Chicago

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) “Sanction”: The triumph of Ayn Rand’s worst idea
22) Election 2018: To the victors go the spoils, to the losers the “spoiler” complaints
23) Birthright citizenship — just and justified
24) No matter how you vote, the new Congress won’t represent you
25) “We are as gods and might as well get good at it”
26) Do not waste one more second
27) Meet the janitors taking on Big Pharma to win a livable wage
28) Vote or don’t (the brick and the ballot box)
29) Why do Democrats pretend voter fraud doesn’t exist?
30) Why we need ideology
31) President Trump is reflecting anger, not creating it
32) Immigration and trade restrictions are restrictions on us
33) Government obstructions on importation and immigration are parallel forms of plunder
34) Why does China have so many school stabbings?
35) Crypto as proprietary justice and a solution to private violence
36) Withdrawing from the INF treaty is one of Trump’s most dangerous moves yet
37) Pondering a post-Merkel Europe
38) Trump’s tribalism (and ours)
39) There’s no place like home
40) The permanent becomes ephemeral: Merkel steps back
41) A moment of praise for open trade
42) Legal immigration into the United States, part 12
43) Education wave that began in West Virginia sweeps nation
44) Learning the Constitution: An introduction
45) The green in the Evergreen State
46) Who’s to blame for our bitter divide?
47) Quantum Vibe, 11/02/18
48) Reading the plain text of the birthright clause in the Fourteenth Amendment
49) Bondage: The red/blue divide in state borrowing
50) Google Chrome’s users take a back seat to its bottom line

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Freedom Feens Radio, 11/04/18
52) Nice Guys Finish Free, Episode 19
53) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Special #6
54) Free Talk Live, 11/03/18
55) We Are Libertarians, episode 327
56) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1275
57) Scott Adams Says, 11/02/18
58) Radio Free California, episode 49
59) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/02/18
60) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 266
61) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 176
62) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 11/02/18
63) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 264
64) The JFK Assassination, episode 19
65) Political Theater with Jason Dick, 11/02/18

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1) New Caledonia: Voters reject independence from France
Source: United Press International

“Voters in the Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Sunday rejected a bid for independence from France. With a turnout of 81 percent, 56.4 percent chose to remain part of France, according to final results. About 175,000 people were eligible to vote in the terrirory east of Australia. Indigenous Kanaks make up 39.1 percent of the population and ethnic Europeans comprise 27.1 percent. Two referendums on independence can be held before 2022. In a previous referendum in 1987, Kanaks boycotted the vote claiming the terms of voter eligibility were unfair. In Sunday’s referendum, only residents 20 years or longer can vote, excluding many white European migrants.” (11/04/18)

https://www.upi.com/Pacifics-New-Caledonia-rejects-independence-from-France/2871541344041/

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2) Bahrain: Court sentences opposition figures to life
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A Bahraini court has given life sentences to three senior opposition members in a case criticised as a ‘travesty of justice’ by human rights groups and as ‘very concerning’ by the British Foreign Office. A close ally of the UK and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain is due to hold elections on 24 November and the sentences will again raise questions about the west’s willingness to put security concerns ahead of human rights in the Gulf. In Bahrain the US and UK each have military bases, the latter funding, for years, aspects of the country’s human rights, prisons and police work. The Bahrain public prosecutor statement said the court sentenced Sheikh Ali Salman, secretary-general of the opposition group Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, and Sheikh Hassan Sultan, and Ali Alaswad, members of the same group, to life in jail for spying for Qatar.” (11/04/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/04/bahrain-court-gives-opposition-figures-life-sentences-for-spying

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3) $145 million Texas border wall project awarded, Customs and Border Protection says
Source: Fox News

“A $145 million construction project was awarded Wednesday to build roughly six miles of border wall in Texas, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Friday. The agency, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, gave the multimillion-dollar job in the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector to SLSCO, CBP said in a news release. Work on the project, also known by CBP as RGV-03, is expected to kick off in February, the agency said. Among the anticipated work is the building and set up ‘of tactical infrastructure,’ which includes ‘a reinforced concrete levee wall to the height of the existing levee, 18 feet tall steel bollards installed on top of the concrete wall, and vegetation removal along a 150 foot enforcement zone throughout the approximately six miles of levee wall system,’ the news release said. The area will also be equipped with detection technology and video surveillance, the agency said. The Rio Grande Valley Sector has ‘high illegal cross border activity,’ according to CBP.” (11/04/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/145m-border-wall-project-in-texas-awarded-customs-and-border-protection-says

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4) Senate Judiciary Committee panel scratches litter over odor of Kavanaugh confirmation
Source: The Hill

“The Senate Judiciary Committee late Saturday released a 414-page report in which the panel members say they found no supporting evidence for any of the allegations of sexual misconduct made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his confirmation. ‘Committee investigators spoke with 45 individuals and took 25 written statements relating to the various allegations made in the course of the #SCOTUS confirmation process,’ the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted Saturday. ‘In neither the committee’s investigation nor in the supplemental background investigation conducted by the FBI was there ANY evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations.’” (11/04/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/414792-senate-judiciary-committee-releases-report-on-kavanaugh-finds-no-support-for

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5) Trump: “I think we’ll make a deal with China” on trade
Source: Reuters

“U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will likely make a deal with China on trade, adding that a lot of progress had been made to resolve the two countries’ differences but warning that he still may impose more tariffs on Chinese goods. ‘China very much wants to make a deal,’ Trump told reporters in Washington just hours after his top economic adviser expressed caution about talk of a possible U.S.-China trade agreement. ‘We’ve had a very good discussions with China, we’re getting much closer to doing something,’ Trump said before departing the White House for a campaign event.” (11/02/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-says-i-think-well-make-a-deal-with-china-on-trade-idUSKCN1N72G6

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6) Heroic! Swedish ISP ordered to block sites — also blocks plaintiff, court
Source: TorrentFreak

“Bahnhof has suffered a major defeat against publisher Elsevier after a court ordered the Swedish ISP to block a series of domain names, including Sci-Hub. The decision goes against everything the company stands for but it can’t ignore the blocking order. Instead, the ISP has gone on the offensive by blocking Elsevier’s own website and barring the court from visiting Bahnhof.se. … Starting today, users of the court’s network can no longer access Bahnhof’s website. ‘The computer or network you are using belongs to the Patent and Market Court and is therefore blocked from the domain bahnhof.se. You at the Patent and Market Court have recently decided that operators should block certain domains so their customers can no longer visit them,’ the message reads.” (11/02/18)

https://torrentfreak.com/swedish-isp-protest-site-blocking-by-blocking-rightsholders-website-and-more-181102/

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7) Facebook sorry for allowing white supremacist ad
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Facebook has apologised after it approved an ad campaign targeted at people interested in a conspiracy theory favoured by white nationalists. News site The Intercept was able to launch a promotion aimed at 168,000 users interested in ‘white genocide.’ Prosecutors believe the conspiracy theory, which claims ‘outside forces’ want to exterminate the white race, may have motivated the man who attacked a Pittsburgh synagogue last week. A senior UK MP has criticised Facebook. In a tweet, Damian Collins, the chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, called Facebook’s approval of the ad campaign ‘appalling and irresponsible.’ He added that the Intercept’s investigative reporting showed ‘how easy’ it was for extremist groups to promote their messages of hate on the social network. ‘Once again, the site has only taken action when someone else has brought it to their attention,’ Mr Collins told the BBC.” (11/03/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46083026

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8) Egypt : Mourners grieve Coptic Christians killed in bus attack
Source: CNN

“Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday for the funeral of seven people killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Minya governorate, Egyptian state-run media outlet Ahram Online reported. Six of the victims were from the same family, according to Ahram. A dozen people also were injured in the attack, it said. The group was heading to the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor, south of Cairo in Egypt’s western desert, when Friday’s attack occurred. It’s the latest in a number of deadly assaults against minority Christians in the Middle East’s most populous country in recent years.” (11/03/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/03/middleeast/egypt-coptic-christian-bus-attack-intl/index.html

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9) Bitcoin Cash surges 12% prior to hard fork as Coinbase announces support
Source: CryptoCoinsNews

“Over the last 24 hours, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has increased by around 12 percent from $425 to $477 prior to its hard fork. On November 2, CCN reported that Bitcoin.com and Binance decided to support the version of Bitcoin Cash set forth by ABC, the original developers of the BCH software that forked the Bitcoin blockchain network last year. Upon the announcement of Bitcoin.comand Binance, the price of Bitcoin Cash increased from $425 to $460, briefly reaching $470. Since then, the price of BCH has risen from $460 to $477, with strong momentum and volume The volume of BCH, which remained below $200 million behind ripple (XRP) throughout the past two weeks, has increased to $471 million, nearly doubling the volume of XRP.” (11/03/18)

https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-cash-surges-12-prior-to-hard-fork-as-coinbase-announces-support/

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10) “Colossal collapse” in gas prices expected heading into midterm elections
Source: USA Today

“Gas prices are expected to plunge sharply in the final days leading up to the midterm elections, potentially nearing $2 a gallon at some stations in low-tax states. The sudden respite at the pump comes from sharply lower oil prices and declining wholesale gasoline prices. Oil Price Information Service analyst Tom Kloza said it could amount to a ‘colossal collapse’ in prices for consumers: from a $2.78 national average on Friday to as low as $2.50 by Tuesday. ‘There’s the possibility you could see some prices flirt with $2 a gallon in the next 10 days or so in some of the low-tax areas,’ Kloza said. ‘For now it’s going to be a great break.’ The break comes after gas approached four-year highs in October, topping a national average of $2.90 a gallon at one point. Prices have already fallen by 6 cents per gallon over the last week, according to AAA. But they remain 27 cents higher than a year ago.” (11/02/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/11/02/gas-prices-midterm-elections/1850410002

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11) SEC gang subpoenas Tesla on Model 3 production estimates
Source: Reuters

“Tesla Inc said on Friday it had received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over forecasts it made about Model 3 production in 2017, a set of targets the electric vehicle company failed to hit on time. The SEC issued subpoenas over ‘certain projections that we made for Model 3 production rates during 2017 and other public statements relating to Model 3 production,’ Tesla said in a quarterly filing on Friday. A subpoena can compel a company to turn over materials that the requesting agency wants to review. The SEC had also issued subpoenas in connection with Chief Executive Elon Musk’s previous statements that he was considering taking the company private, it said.” (11/02/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-sec/u-s-securities-regulator-subpoenas-tesla-on-model-3-production-estimates-idUSKCN1N71QY

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12) Right seeks unprecedented convention to amend Constitution
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm of others on all parts of the spectrum, they want to bypass the usual process. They’re pushing for an unprecedented Constitutional convention of the states. While opponents are afraid of what such a convention would do, supporters say it is the only way to deal with the federal government’s overreach and ineptitude. ‘They literally see this as the survival of the nation,’ said Karla Jones, director of the federalism task force at the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, which represents state lawmakers and offers guidance and model legislation for states to call a convention under the Constitution’s Article V. Among the most frequently cited changes being sought: amendments enforcing a balanced federal budget, establishing term limits for members of Congress, and repealing the 17th Amendment, which put the power of electing the Senate in the hands of the public instead of state legislatures.” (11/03/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Past-midterms-some-zero-in-on-amending-13360131.php

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13) Syria: UN aid trucks reach remote refugee camp
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“A United Nations aid convoy has reached Rukban refugee camp in Syria, next to the border with Jordan, where thousands of people are stranded, a member of the camp’s local council has said. ‘The first convoys have entered the camp,’ said Abu Abdullah, a member of the civilian council that runs the camp and coordinates with the UN on humanitarian aid, on Saturday. UN humanitarian coordinator in Syria, Ali Al-Za’tari, said in a statement the situation in the camp is critical. It is the first time since January that the displaced Syrians have received aid.” (11/03/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/aid-trucks-reach-remote-refugee-camp-syria-181103123205889.html

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14) France: Elderly Parisian woman accused of stealing hundreds of toys
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“French police have arrested a 72-year-old woman on suspicion of stealing hundreds of items from toy shops to sell them on the internet. The manager of a Paris toy shop alerted police after spotting an online ad for items taken from its shelves. A search of the woman’s home uncovered about 1,000 toys (most of them in their original packaging) stolen mainly from large Parisian stores. Police also found €40,000 euros (£35,000; $45,000) in cash. Prosecutors told French media that she had admitted to the thefts and had acted ‘out of idleness.’” (11/03/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46082412

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15) Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys
Source: Ars Technica

“Over the past 11 months, the processors running our computers, and in some cases phones, have succumbed to a host of attacks. Bearing names such as Meltdown and Spectre, BranchScope, TLBleed, and Foreshadow, the exploits threaten to siphon some of our most sensitive secrets–say passwords or cryptographic keys–out of the silicon microarchitecture in ways that can’t be detected or stopped by traditional security defenses. On Friday, researchers disclosed yet another leak that has already been shown to exist on a wide range of Intel chips and may also affect other makers, too. PortSmash, as the new attack is being called, exploits a largely overlooked side-channel in Intel’s hyperthreading technology.” (11/02/18)

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/11/intel-cpus-fall-to-new-hyperthreading-exploit-that-pilfers-crypto-keys/

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16) VT: Women pose naked in “Grab Them By The Ballot” photo shoot to encourage votes for Democrats
Source: Fox News

“Ten women from Vermont participated in the ‘Grab Them By The Ballot’ shoot titled after President Trump’s infamous ‘grab them by the p—‘ comment that resurfaced during the 2016 presidential election. All of the women (who came in all sizes, races, and sexualities) posed with nothing but a ballot placed on their private parts in an homage to the #MeToo movement. ‘With the #Metoo and #Wetoo movements and recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh there is much at stake in the upcoming elections,’ said the group in its mission statement. ‘We are here to show the country these recent events have served to strengthen our resolve to bring about change within the system through exercising our right to vote. We aim to encourage voter turnout in the upcoming November elections,’ the group added.” (11/03/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/women-pose-naked-in-grab-them-by-the-ballot-photo-shoot-to-encourage-votes-for-democrats

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17) Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters
Source: NBC News

“Nigeria’s military is facing criticism after sending out a tweet that appeared to use President Trump’s comments as justification for shooting and killing protesters in the West African nation. The tweet, which has since been deleted, referenced a video of Trump where he suggested that U.S. soldiers on the country’s southwestern border may open fire if migrants throw rocks at them. Trump insisted Friday that he meant that rock-throwers would be arrested. The tweet on the Nigerian army’s Twitter account stated: ‘Please Watch and Make Your Deductions.’” (11/03/18)

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/nigerian-army-deletes-tweet-quoted-trump-protesters-n930846

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18) “I was angry and I sent it”: Another Kavanaugh accuser referred to FBI after recanting
Source: USA Today

“Just days before the midterm elections, Sen. Chuck Grassley asked the federal authorities on Friday to investigate another person he says made false claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley, in a letter to the Department of Justice and FBI, said a woman by the name of Judy Munro-Leighton took responsibility for authoring an anonymous letter that made allegations that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her. After she was tracked down and interviewed by Senate investigators, the woman recanted and said she was not, in fact, the author, and had never met Kavanaugh. Grassley claims the woman is a left-wing activist and told investigators it was ‘just a ploy,’ he wrote in the letter. Her full comments to investigators were not made available and efforts by USA TODAY to reach Munro-Leighton were unsuccessful.” (11/03/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/11/02/brett-kavanaugh-accuser-referred-fbi-doj-investigation/1863210002

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19) Group files motion to halt addition of unconstitutional citizenship question to 2020 census
Source: The Hill

“The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a motion Friday seeking to prevent Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the group said in a press release Saturday. The group, along with Public Counsel and pro bono law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, filed the motion on behalf of the City of San Jose and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration in the Northern District of California, according to the release.” (11/03/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/414692-group-files-motion-to-halt-addition-of-citizenship-question-to-2020

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20) Drunk baggage handler falls asleep in hold, flies to Chicago
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago. American Airlines says the Piedmont Airlines employee was working American Flight 363 on Saturday when the Boeing 737 left Kansas City International Airport with the handler in a heated and pressurized cargo hold. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says he was found when the flight landed about an hour later at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The spokesman says the handler told police he was intoxicated and had fallen asleep. No charges were filed, and he was sent back to Kansas City. American says it is grateful the handler wasn’t injured and it’s reviewing what happened. The handler’s name wasn’t released.” (11/03/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Drunk-baggage-handler-falls-asleep-in-hold-flies-13353727.php

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

21) “Sanction”: The triumph of Ayn Rand’s worst idea
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“Ayn Rand is widely hated. Indeed, if you made a list of thinkers that people ‘love to hate,’ she’d be near the top of the list. Liberals hate her. Conservatives hate her. Socialists hate her. Indeed, plenty of libertarians hate her. It’s hardly surprising, then, that she has not been broadly influential. While she has millions of fans, they’re only a tiny share of any country’s population. Even when her fans gain positions of power, they’re hopelessly outnumbered by powerful people who disagree. There is, however, one notable exception. One of Ayn Rand’s ideas has spread far and wide. Indeed, it pervades social media. The idea: The virtue of moral intolerance.” (11/04/18)

https://www.econlib.org/sanction-the-triumph-of-ayn-rands-worst-idea/

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22) Election 2018: To the victors go the spoils, to the losers the “spoiler” complaints
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“If a Republican loses an election by 50 votes and the Libertarian in the race got 51 votes, Republicans will blame Libertarians. If a Democrat loses an election by 100 votes and a Green opponent got 101 votes, Democrats will blame Greens. And the party that fails to gain, or loses control of, Congress will whine that it was ‘those other guys’ who ‘robbed’ them of a victory they considered their rightful due. That’s the fiction. The fact: Your vote belongs to you, and only to you, until such time as you cast it for a candidate of your choice. No candidate is entitled to it. Each candidate has to try to earn it, and the only opinion that matters on the subject of whether or not a particular candidate HAS earned your vote is yours.” (11/03/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/14045

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23) Birthright citizenship — just and justified
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Obviously, two issues are involved in birthright citizenship. The first is whether Trump can abolish it by executive order rather than having to ask the Congress to pass a bill for him to sign. More fundamental, however, is whether Congress can do this by anything less than a constitutional amendment that would nullify section 1 of the post-Civil War 14th Amendment. At this point no one should be surprised that Trump — who along with other Republicans routinely scorned Barack Obama’s use of the executive order — thinks he can do this. He sees himself as the Sun King who may do whatever happens to catch his fancy. In Trump World, his impulses are the supreme law of the land. Whatever Trump wants Trumps gets — at least his very, very large brain tells him so. But let’s be serious and turn to the more interesting question. Does the Constitution require that ‘all persons born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof’ be recognized as citizens? The burden of proof would seem to be on those who say no.” (11/02/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/tgif-birthright-citizenship/

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24) No matter how you vote, the new Congress won’t represent you
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“One of the most foundational assumptions behind modern democracy is that the elected officials somehow represent the interests of those who elected them. Advocates for the political status quo flog this position repeatedly, claiming that taxation and the regulatory state are all morally legitimate because the voters are ‘represented.’ … This, position, however, rests on the idea that elected officials are truly representative. If taxation with representation makes government legitimate — as some argue – then we must first establish that the government’s claims of representation are believable.” (11/03/18)

https://mises.org/wire/no-matter-how-you-vote-new-congress-wont-represent-you

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25) We are as gods and might as well get good at it”
Source: Reason
by Nick Gillespie

“As the first issue of Reason was thwack-thwack-thwacking off a mimeograph machine in 1968, a very different but spiritually related publication was also coming hot off the press. On the face of it, the two publications had little in common. One celebrated its cerebral nature in its very title while the other was a clearinghouse for information on how to not just hand-weave your freak flag but fly it proudly over some barren patch of a hippie Eden. But Reason and the Whole Earth Catalog in their own ways pointed toward a future in which individuals are, like it or not, more empowered in and more responsible for every aspect of our lives than ever before.” (for publication 12/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/11/04/we-are-as-gods-and-might-as-we

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26) Do not waste one more second
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Do not waste one more second of your time on this earth, for the insects are all dying, and the ice caps are vanishing, and the oceans are filling with plastic. This could all be gone very soon, so don’t waste it. Don’t take any part of the crackling miraculousness of this cacophony for granted, because there are missiles being targeted, and there are vast battle plans being drawn. You could look outside your window tomorrow morning and see a mushroom cloud on the horizon, and you will regret letting life’s preciousness slip through your fingers. … One way or another, the end is coming. But if you truly, deeply engage here, you can live more life in a week than most people live in an entire lifetime. By that I do not mean that you can have more experiences, I just mean that you can experience far more moments with far more depth and clarity than someone who’s just drifting through life on autopilot. One week fully and consciously appreciated contains more lived life than an entire stay in this world from cradle to grave when it is taken for granted.” (11/03/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/11/03/do-not-waste-one-more-second

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27) Meet the janitors taking on Big Pharma to win a livable wage
Source: In These Times
by George Fish

“Forty-eight Indianapolis janitors and supporters, including two Indianapolis City-County Council members, were arrested while staging a sit-in October 25 at the intersection next to the corporate headquarters of Eli Lilly, Indiana’s richest corporation. The pharmaceutical giant is Indianapolis’s leading corporate philanthropist, currently spearheading a $13 million United Way campaign to alleviate poverty, in a city where 1 in 5 residents lives in poverty. But among the city’s poor are the subcontracted janitors who clean Eli Lilly’s buildings, who start at a meager $9.75 an hour. At the rally, Lilly janitors shared stories. One speaker had been left homeless–unable to afford a security deposit and first month’s rent combined, despite full-time work. A whopping 88 percent of the city’s union janitors can’t afford the health insurance offered.” (11/02/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21552/indianapolis_janitors_push_health_care_sick_days_living_wage

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28) Vote or don’t (the brick and the ballot box)
Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“[H]ypothetically, if our young men and women in green really did die for our right to vote, that would be twice as tragic because they would have died for a total abject mockery of the word democracy. There is absolutely nothing democratic about picking your favorite grabby one-percenter to run your fucking life for the next two to four years. There are S&M contracts that are more democratic, at least there’s a fucking safety word. The only democracy that counts or is even deserving of the title is direct democracy, the original democracy. Personally, I’ll take Delescluze and Pericles over Jefferson and Hamilton any day of the fucking week. Until we achieve this standard, the standard being fought for as we speak in Rojava and Chiapas, our elections will be about as meaningful as the ones on reality television. Does this mean that Comrade Hermit is anti-voting? No, sweet baby …” (11/04/18)

http://exileinhappyvalley.blogspot.com/2018/11/vote-or-dont-brick-and-ballot-box.html

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29) Why do Democrats pretend voter fraud doesn’t exist?
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by staff

“As people go to vote on Tuesday, they will be counting on the system working properly. Which means only those eligible to vote will do so. Unfortunately, as recent cases show, that’s not always the case. In August, the Justice Department announced the prosecution of 19 foreign nationals for illegally voting in North Carolina. Some of them voted in multiple elections. Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton decided to crack down on voter fraud before the midterm elections. So far, he’s prosecuted 33 people for 97 counts of voter fraud this year alone. Among the discoveries was a voter fraud ring that had received financial support from the former head of the Texas Democratic Party. Pennsylvania let thousands of noncitizens register to vote, many of whom have since voted, according to reporter John Fund, who has been following this issue for years. The Heritage Foundation has a database that now includes 1,165 cases of election fraud across 47 states. More than 1,000 of them resulted in criminal convictions.” (11/02/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/voter-fraud-midterm-elections

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30) Why we need ideology
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“Many political commentators and others argue that we should eschew ideology in favor of facts. Just before assuming the presidency in 2009, Barack Obama declared that we need ‘a new declaration of independence not just in our nation but in our own lives, from ideology and small thinking.’ That imperative may seem even more urgent at a time when partisan and ideological hostility is greater than it has been for years. But the idea that we can avoid ideology is wrong, and embracing it can sometimes lead to even more serious errors than the ones critics of ideology seek to avoid.” (11/02/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/11/02/why-we-need-ideology

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31) President Trump is reflecting anger, not creating it
Source: USA Today
by Newt Gingrich

“Many in the news media and Washington’s elite circles say President Donald Trump’s tough position on immigration is a scare tactic to generate Republican anger ahead of the midterm elections. What they don’t understand (and didn’t understand in 2016, either) is that Trump isn’t creating this anger — he’s responding to it. Americans are legitimately angry that after decades of congressional inaction, judicial activism and bureaucratic sabotage, we now have a ‘catch-and-release’ system at our border. This means that many of those coming here illegally are caught and then, owing to loopholes in our laws, are released into the country and skip their final deportation hearings. Americans are angry that over the past two decades, immigration has increased the size of the non-high school graduate labor force by approximately 25 percent. … Americans are also legitimately scared that our government can’t stop the massive flow of drugs across our southern border (particularly fentanyl-laced drugs, which have killed tens of thousands of Americans in recent years), or the Latin American gangs that traffic the drugs and terrorize American communities.” (11/02/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/01/newt-gingrich-president-trump-reflecting-anger-not-creating-editorials-debates/1851844002

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32) Immigration and trade restrictions are restrictions on us
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“When the state restricts immigration, people other than me — politicians and other strangers — pre-empt my ability to choose who I invite into my home or into my office. Among the persons screened out of the United States by immigration quotas are persons who I might one day — or, in some cases, perhaps knowingly today — wish to befriend, to marry, to employ, or to work with face-to-face. My and every other Americans’ freedom to associate with whomever we choose in our homes, businesses, and places of worship is violated by government-imposed restrictions on the number of peaceful people who are allowed to settle in America. The U.S. government’s immigration restrictions, no less than its trade restrictions, restrict the freedom and violate the human rights of you, me, and of every other American.” (11/02/18)

https://cafehayek.com/2018/11/immigration-trade-restrictions-restrictions-us.html

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33) Government obstructions on importation and immigration are parallel forms of plunder
Source: Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs

“When the government imposes tariffs or import quotas, it harms a few foreigners — exporting producers and their workers mainly — but it harms far more people in the country …. Likewise, when the government imposes restrictions or quotas on immigration, it harms a few foreigners — the foreigners who wish to enter the country mainly — but it harms far more people in the country …” (11/02/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/11/02/government-obstructions-on-importation-and-immigration-are-parallel-forms-of-plunder/

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34) Why does China have so many school stabbings?
Source: The New Republic
by Robert Foyle Hunwick

“Americans have gotten uncomfortably familiar with the periodic tragedy of the mass shooting; in China, it’s the stabbing spree. Last Friday, a 39-year-old knife-wielding woman burst into the playground of a kindergarten in Chongqing, southwest China, managing to slash 14 children as they were finishing their morning exercises, before she was wrestled to the ground by shocked onlookers. The following day, the United States suffered its worst anti-Semitic attack in history when a man shot up a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 and wounding six others. The consecutive attacks recall a similarly grisly coincidence from 2012, in which 20 students were shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on the same day as 22 children were stabbed at an elementary school in southern Guangxi. Six years ago, the parallel was shocking enough to spark a debate (in China, at least) on the merits of its gun-control laws in preventing attacks from becoming massacres.” (11/02/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151994/china-many-school-stabbings

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35) Crypto as proprietary justice and a solution to private violence
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“Free-market anarchism wrestles with how to provide private justice; that is, how can a peaceful society prevent or remedy the violence individuals commit against each other? To many, free-market solutions sound hypothetical because they have generally been forced to operate in that realm. The state refuses to allow rival systems of justice to compete in parallel with it; the closest it allows to competing systems are religious authorities that exercise limited jurisdiction over consenting members. Crypto anarchism changes the modus operandi. Just as crypto and the blockchain revolutionized economic exchanges, it has the potential to do the same for other interactions, such as justice.” (11/03/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-crypto-as-propriety-justice-and-a-solution-to-private-violence/

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36) Withdrawing from the INF treaty is one of Trump’s most dangerous moves yet
Source: Antiwar.com
by Martin Fleck

“In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. On October 21, 2018, President Donald Trump announced at a rally that the United States would formally withdraw from the agreement, claiming that Russia had violated the treaty’s terms. Withdrawing would turn back the clock to a dangerous era that put the United States and Russia on the brink of nuclear war. This ill-advised move could fuel a new arms race and ignite another Cold War, or worse.” (11/03/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/martin_fleck/2018/11/02/withdrawing-from-the-inf-treaty-is-one-of-trumps-most-dangerous-moves-yet/

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37) Pondering a post-Merkel Europe
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“One of the world’s most famed political cartoons is John Tenniel’s ‘Dropping the Pilot.’ Published by Punch in 1890, it depicts the dismissal of Otto von Bismarck as chancellor of the German empire by portraying him, in the uniform of a ship’s pilot, descending into a small boat as Kaiser Wilhelm II watches unconcernedly from a liner’s railings. Bismarck was the statesman who established the country as the pre-eminent political and industrial power of 19th-century Europe. Wilhelm, impatient with a cautious policy which had largely preserved peace in a turbulent continent, used his power as emperor to dispense with him. Now Angela Merkel too has been dropped. The 21st-century chancellor said Monday that she would leave her position in 2021 and also would not seek re-election as leader of the Christian Democratic Union party.” (11/02/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-merkel-commentary/commentary-pondering-a-post-merkel-europe-idUSKCN1N7225

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38) Trump’s tribalism (and ours)
Source: CounterPunch
by Tommy Raskin

“To be sure, Trump’s brand of tribalism warrants rebuke. However, our go-to rebuke — that Trump and his tribalistic movement are turning America into a cesspool of selfishness, contempt, and cold-heartedness, dispensing posthaste with the compassionate ethic that once defined us a nation — is dubious. In reality, a lot of people in the United States were narrow-minded and prejudiced well before Trump entered the picture. As it happens, many of them are leftists, self-described opponents of Trump’s tribalism who practice tribalism themselves. Indeed, when we are not careful, our social outlook can start to resemble Trump’s, and nationalistic tribalism can suffuse even our criticisms of him.” (11/02/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/11/02/trumps-tribalism-and-ours/

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39) There’s no place like home
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Do you only have rights when on your own real estate? What if you don’t own any real estate? Do you then have no rights? That seems to be the implication. If you do have portable rights which travel with you, what are they? And, if so, how do you keep these rights while you ‘lose’ others? What makes the ones you keep ‘special’ and permanent while the others are disposable?” (11/03/18)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2018/11/theres-no-place-like-home.html

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40) The permanent becomes ephemeral: Merkel steps back
Source: The American Prospect
by Arthur Goldhammer

“This week Angela Merkel announced that she will step down as chair of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in December and seek no further elective office. Commentators who had previously been trumpeting the two recent electoral debacles that led to this announcement, first in Bavaria and then, last Sunday, in Hesse, abruptly changed their tone to praise the dignified ending Merkel had devised for her own story. It was as if everyone sought to paraphrase Shakespeare, to the effect that nothing in her tenure became her like the leaving of it. Such a dismissive judgment hardly does justice to the woman who has dominated her party for the past 18 years and who reigned as chancellor for 13 and still counting (although she pledged only not to run again in 2021, when her term is up, many people think she cannot survive that long once she relinquishes the party chair). The number of politicians who underestimated the deliberate and soft-spoken chancellor is legion.” (11/02/18)

http://prospect.org/article/permanent-becomes-ephemeral-merkel-steps-back

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41) A moment of praise for open trade
Source: The American Conservative
by Jon Basil Utley

“With President Donald Trump’s aggressive new trade policy — replete with tariffs, threats, and breaking up international trade deals — it is again in vogue to attack free trade. In fact, there’s an impulse to blame all economic ills on it today. But these broadsides are based on misinformation, misunderstandings, or concepts based on century-old history. Basing our reactions on wrong information or interpretation will lead us to wrong-headed policies.” (11/03/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-moment-of-praise-for-open-trade/

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42) Legal immigration into the United States, part 12
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Jacques Delacroix

“After fifty years of participant-observation and of a scholarly reading, both, I have come to think that hostility toward immigrants tends to follow a U-shaped curve, with degree of hostility on the vertical axis and numbers of immigrants on the horizontal axis. The first immigrants, those who do not go unperceived, evoke hostility because we are hard-wired to mistrust strangers and also because they are usually culturally incompetent. … They don’t know how to act properly, often they don’t even know how to ask for help to learn how to act. In addition their newcomer status usually places them near the bottom of the relevant employment pyramid. Frequently, they perform unpleasant work. They are the disagreeable poor. Even rich immigrants may be summarily rejected for being ‘vulgar.’” (11/02/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/11/02/legal-immigration-into-the-united-states-part-12-the-shape-of-anti-immigrant-hostility/

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43) Education wave that began in West Virginia sweeps nation
Source: Our Future
by Jeff Bryant

“Whether Democrats take back the House in the midterm elections may come down to races like the one in West Virginia’s third Congressional District. ‘Richard Ojeda has taken a district that Trump won by almost 50 points … and turned into a toss-up,’ writes Bill Scher for Politico. The article includes Ojeda in a list of 15 candidates that will not only determine control of the House and Senate, but also signal ‘how the party tries to oust President Trump’ in 2020. ‘If Democrats want to reclaim white working-class Trump voters in West Virginia, Ojeda may be their best hope to do so,’ writes Elia Nilsen for Vox, ‘His challenge is to persuade the Trump-loving voters of his district to send him to Congress as a Democrat.’ But if races like the one in West Virginia’s third Congressional District determine the direction of politics in the country, the fight over education will have a lot to do with it.” (11/02/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20181102/education-wave-that-began-in-west-virginia-sweeps-nation

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44) Learning the Constitution: An introduction
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“Most people turn to lawyers or law professors to help them understand the Constitution. The problem with this approach lies in the fact that most lawyers and law professors are J.D. impaired. So where do we turn? How can we figure out what the various clauses and provisions in the Constitution really mean? The sad fact is the vast majority of lawyers don’t actually know squat about the Constitution.They don’t learn about the Constitution in law school. Instead, they learn constitutional law. In other words, they learn what other politically connected lawyers — federal employees staffing federal courts — have said about the Constitution. They learn precedent and they follow it like a sacred text. But as James Wilson wrote in ‘Of the Study of Law in the United States’, Circa, 1790, ‘The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it.’” (11/03/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/03/learning-the-constitution-an-introduction/

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45) The green in the Evergreen State
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“We’re told of the scientific consensus on global warming. Whatever you may say about that consensus (I’ve expressed extreme skepticism), no such consensus exists for what steps would be best to take to deal with the identified problem — which is usually understood in terms of the ‘carbon footprint,’ of carbon put into the atmosphere in excess of what is taken out. Most proposals for curbing carbon emissions have been shown to be far more costly than efficacious. Nevertheless, without such a consensus, activists in Washington State are pushing Initiative 1631, a measure to tax carbon.” (11/02/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/11/02/the-green-in-the-evergreen-state/

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46) Who’s to blame for our bitter divide?
Source: Town Hall
by John C Goodman

“Here is something almost all Americans agree on: we’re divided. Nine out of 10 Americans say political divisions in our country are a serious problem, according to a recent poll. Six in 10 say it’s a very serious problem. One doesn’t have to look very far to find examples. In a New York Times editorial, Paul Krugman wrote”hate is on the ballot next week.” Why is that? Because Republicans are on the ballot and they are ‘peddling hatred.’ Krugman blames the recent massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue on a ‘climate of paranoia and racism deliberately fostered by Donald Trump and his allies in Congress.’ And when he’s not blaming Trump for the killing, he blames Fox News. This is completely wrong, of course. But consider the irony. In the very act of accusing Republicans of hate, Krugman’s editorial itself is so brimming with hatefulness, it’s stunning.” (11/03/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2018/11/03/whos-to-blame-for-our-bitter-divide-n2534570

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47) Quantum Vibe, 11/02/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (11/02/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1868

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48) Reading the plain text of the birthright clause in the Fourteenth Amendment
Source: Niskanen Center
by Paul Gowder

“Some argue that the Fourteenth Amendment does not require the U.S. to respect ‘birthright citizenship,’ particularly with respect to the citizenship of the children of foreign nationals born on U.S. soil. This argument is in the news again because Donald Trump has claimed that he has the power to reverse birthright citizenship by executive order. … According to those whose arguments Trump is relying on, the U.S.-born children of foreign parents (or maybe just of undocumented foreign parents — they’re often not terribly clear) are not ‘subject to the jurisdiction’ of the U.S., so they do not automatically acquire U.S. citizenship from being born in the territory. That argument is nonsense.” (11/01/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/reading-the-plain-text-of-the-birthright-clause-in-the-fourteenth-amendment/

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49) Bondage: The red/blue divide in state borrowing
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by Steven Malanga

“From the differing entertainment tastes of red- and blue-state residents to the distinctive ways that Republican and Democratic local governments manage fiscal affairs, America’s political divisions are evident in many areas. A new study ranking states by how much debt they carry illustrates another contrast. Those states where Democrats are firmly in control have far more debt, even when adjusted for population size, than Republican-controlled states. So-called red states are also better prepared to deal with their debt when the next fiscal storm arises because they’ve accumulated more of a financial cushion than Democratic states. The study, by the American Legislative Exchange Council, found that states have incurred some $1.1 trillion in debt through “a diverse array of bond obligations.’ Seven big states (California, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington) account for half the total.” (11/02/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/red-blue-states-debt-borrowing

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50) Google Chrome’s users take a back seat to its bottom line
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Bennett Cyphers

“Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. Chrome routinely leads the pack in features for security and usability, most recently helping to drive the adoption of HTTPS. But when it comes to privacy, specifically protecting users from tracking, most of its rivals leave it in the dust.” (11/01/18)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/11/google-chromes-users-take-back-seat-its-bottom-line

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51) Freedom Feens Radio, 11/04/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Michael W. Dean (MWD) does his last-ever show on radio. The Freedom Feens may continue as a podcast, but not on a regular schedule, and not often. Probably only a few per year. MWD explains it …” [various formats] (11/04/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=16128

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52) Nice Guys Finish Free, Episode 19
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Election Day.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/04/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/election-day-nice-guys-finish-free-ep19/

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53) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Special #6
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Increasingly, social media seems to become a sacred ground for social justice warriors and their extreme political correctness. While what they do is not censor per se. David Gay or also known as Admin #2 or ‘Dadmin’ discovered for himself, that Facebook, Twitter are doing what they can to silence dissent against the state and especially opinions against the Democratic Party. David joins Johnny and Raylene to tell the listeners what has happened to the once famous website, ‘Liberty Memes’ in which Facebook unpublished.” [various formats] (11/04/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/blast-off-with-johnny-rocket-special-6-liberty-memes-w-david-%E2%80%9Cdadmin%E2%80%9D-gay/

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54) Free Talk Live, 11/03/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Ending Birthright Citizenship for Everyone :: Voting Requirements :: What is a citizen? :: State Citizen :: Three-Fifths Rule :: Person Definition :: Illegal Disorderly Arrest :: Tarriffs :: Trump Rambling About Migrants and Beautiful Barbed Wire :: Drug Cartels and Prohibition :: Scared of Migrants :: Welfare State :: Immigration Bureaucracy :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/03/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-11-03

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55) We Are Libertarians, episode 327
Source: We Are Libertarians

“Chris Spangle and Sarah Brady Wagner discuss the current political climate. Trump is being blamed for heightened rhetoric. How much should he be blamed, and what other political figures share the blame? How did we become so tribal? Is America more violent than in our past? Why is peaceful action the right way to persuade people?” [various formats] (11/02/18)

https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-327-spangle-banned-on-fb-trumps-rhetoric-nonviolence/

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56) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1275
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“In this episode I delve into some myths and truths of U.S. monetary history, from the colonial period through the creation of the Federal Reserve. The second part is a treat: some audio footage, recorded on the Contra Cruise, of Bob, Tatiania Moroz, and I as contestants in the Crypto Quiz Show, hosted by Naomi Brockwell.” [various formats] (11/03/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1275-myths-and-truths-of-u-s-monetary-history-plus-funny-footage-from-the-contra-cruise/

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57) Scott Adams Says, 11/02/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about the dumbest voters in the midterm election. With coffee.” [Flash video] (11/02/18)

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

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58) Radio Free California, episode 49
Source: National Review

“Bay Area political advertising, the Google walkout, and San Francisco’s $310,000 effort to register undocumented residents for local voting.” [various formats] (11/02/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/national-reviews-radio-free-california-podcast/episode-49-sitting-in-the-dark-of-the-bay-area/

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59) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/02/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Shon Hopwood is both a former felon and a professor of law at Georgetown. At Cato Club 200, he detailed his case for sweeping criminal justice reform.” [various formats] (11/02/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/threat-creeping-overcriminalization

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60) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 266
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #266, I discuss how the US wars in Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya are failing. In Syria, NATO member state Turkey is attacking the US-backed Syrian Kurds. The Syrian Kurds have now abandoned their fight against ISIS. In Afghanistan, over half the people live in districts controlled or contested by the Taliban. In Libya, ISIS is mounting successful attacks against the US-backed government.” [various formats] (11/02/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-266-a-failing-foreign-policy#QzBRxxpOHE8BkeXZ.99

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61) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 176
Source: Free Man Beyond the Wall

“Gene Epstein — ‘Mommy Was a Commie, How I Rose from Stalinism to Libertarianism.’” [various formats] (11/02/18)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-176-gene-epstein-mommy-was-a-commie-and-how-i-rose-from-stalinism-to-libertarianism

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62) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 11/02/18
Source: Freedom’s Phoenix

“Dr Jeffrey Singer (Surgeon) on healthcare issues/costs, opioid issues, etc … — Twila Brase (R.N.; Pres/Co-Founder Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom) on health freedom and why privacy rights are so important.” [MP3] (11/02/18)

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/250463-2018-11-02-11-02-18-dr-jeff-singer-twila-brase-mp3s-videos.htm

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63) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 264
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Randal O’Toole explains why the golden age of railroads is well behind us.” [various formats] (11/02/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/podcasts/free-thoughts/derailed-false-promises-trains-subways-light-rail-randal-otoole

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64) The JFK Assassination, episode 19
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

“In this series of short videos, FFF president Jacob Hornberger summarizes and details the circumstantial evidence pointing toward the U.S. national-security state as the orchestrator of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” [Flash video] (11/02/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/the-jfk-assassination-episode-19/

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65) Political Theater with Jason Dick, 11/02/18
Source: Roll Call

“‘A Private War’ Illustrates Power, and Risk, of Reporting the Truth.” [various formats] (11/02/18)

https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/welcome-to-the-marvel-political-universe

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