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Volume XVI, Issue #4,103
Monday, November 12th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Macron, world leaders rebuke Trump-style nationalism at World War One event
2) US regime stops refueling Saudi plans in Yemen invasion
3) FL: Scott campaign announces more last-ditch lawsuits to stop vote count while he’s still ahead
4) DC: Gay Libertarian couple outpolls GOP candidates
5) Philippines: Rappler CEO calls tax evasion charges “intimidation”
6) Gaza: Officials say Hamas/al Qassam Brigades leaders killed in Israeli raid
7) Cloudflare rolls out its 1.1.1.1 privacy service to iOS, Android
8) Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat
9) France: Regime forces hijack Irish plane
10) Congo: Ebola outbreak “worst in country’s history”
11) Mexico: Caravan migrants leave Mexico City en route to US border
12) Putin: Natural that Europe should want an army
13) Italy: Court clears Rome’s mayor of cronyism and abuse of power
14) Schumer threatens adding Mueller protections to spending bill if Whitaker doesn’t recuse himself
15) GA: Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race
16) Legal cannabis advocates rejoice over Jeff Sessions resignation
17) MO: Lawsuit seeks $20 million over murder of jail inmate
18) Sri Lanka: Sirisena dissolves parliament, sets January snap poll
19) ACLU goes to court to challenge Trump’s new asylum ban
20) NC: Cops storm school after malfunctioning heater sparks “active shooter” panic

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The gift of Gab: Pennsylvania AG abuses authority to chill Internet speech
22) Brennan and Clapper should not escape prosecution
23) On Veterans Day, I remember “Bobie” from Baltimore
24) Veterans Day: A centenary remembrance of the “war to end all wars”
25) The national debt and control of the House
26) When the Child Protective Services system gets child removal wrong
27) The UN’s Universal Declaration of Human “Rights”
28) Short-termism is a much bigger problem with politicians than businesses, evidence shows
29) My most excellent election day experience
30) Election day blues, redux
31) Mississippi resident deserves opportunity to rehabilitate
32) The HQ2 scam: How Amazon used a bidding war to scrape cities’ data
33) Don’t hate Airbnb — profit from it
34) Civil rights advocate elected to North Carolina Supreme Court
35) The good and bad of Jeff Sessions getting fired
36) Are 100 years enough?
37) The great anti-climax
38) A US midterm message that resonates across the Atlantic
39) Five things you need to know about the asylum ban
40) The best way to honor war veterans is to stop creating them
41) Incredibles 2 and the power of envy
42) Thank you for your service, or thank you for doing our killing for us?
43) Sound money wasn’t on the ballot
44) The truth about poverty in America
45) Democrats should remember Al Gore won Florida in 2000 — but lost the presidency with a preemptive surrender
46) Why Democrats are so okay with losing
47) The conservative life of the lie
48) How are Chinese stocks responding to tariffs with the US and a slowdown in Asian growth?
49) Quantum Vibe, 11/09/18
50) To be or not to be: Do we have the right to choose?

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Nice Guys Finish Free, episode 20
52) Sheldon Richman on The Scott Horton Show
53) Free Talk Live 11/10/18
54) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 128
55) Ancap Barber Shop, episode 53
56) The Anarchist Experience, episode 190
57) Scott Adams Says, 11/10/18
58) The Big L Podcast, episode 5
59) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 269
60) In The Tank Podcast, episode 165
61) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 179
62) Felony Friday, episode 149
63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1281
64) WAL Daily, episode 21
65) Interview: RL Bryer
66) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/09/18
67) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/09/18
68) CQ on Congresss with Shawn Zeller, episode 128
69) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 265
70) Reason Podcast, 11/09/18

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

1) Macron, world leaders rebuke Trump-style nationalism at World War One event
Source: USA Today

“Bells tolled across France and Europe on Sunday, as President Donald Trump and other global leaders gathered to mourn the dead of World War I and heed the harsh lessons designed to prevent future conflicts — perhaps including Trump-style nationalism. French President Emmanuel Macron, who has criticized Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy, appeared to be referencing the U.S. president as he used his speech to decry excessive ‘nationalism’ at the root of the First World War and succeeding conflicts. ‘Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,’ Macron told a gathering of world leaders that ranged from Russian President Vladimir Putin to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as Trump. ‘Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by saying, ‘our interest first, who cares about the others?” Hosting an event to mark the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I, Macron told fellow leaders they have a ‘huge responsibility’ to defeat modern forces that threaten a ‘legacy of peace’ from the two world wars of the past century.” (11/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/11/11/macron-world-leaders-rebuke-nationalism-world-war-event-attended-trump/1966474002/

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2) US regime stops refueling Saudi plans in Yemen invasion
Source: NDTV [India]

“The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia said on Friday, ending one of the most divisive aspects of US assistance to the Saudi war effort. Saudi Arabia, in a statement released by its embassy in Washington, said it had decided to request an end to US aerial refueling for its operations in Yemen because it could now handle it by itself. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis backed the decision and said the US government was consulted. The move comes at a time of international outrage over the murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and after Democratic and Republican lawmakers threatened to take action in Congress next week over the refueling operations.” (11/09/18)

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-likely-to-stop-refuelling-saudi-led-coalition-aircraft-in-yemen-war-1945171

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3) FL: Scott campaign announces more last-ditch lawsuits to stop vote count while he’s still ahead
Source: CNN Politics

“Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is filing three lawsuits against county election officials as a recount has gotten underway in the Senate contest between himself and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. In the first complaint, the Scott campaign alleges Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes counted a certain number of ballots after the Saturday noon deadline. The campaign announced it is filing two other lawsuits against Snipes and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Buchner, requesting voting tabulation equipment be impounded after the machine recount is completed. … The initial count in the race had Scott ahead by a small margin — enough to trigger a recount according state law.” [editor’s note: Geez, Rick, you spent eight years trying to make sure that anyone who might vote against you couldn’t vote at all. Now it’s everyone else’s fault that you didn’t get the job done? – TLK] (11/11/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/11/politics/rick-scott-florida-election-senate/index.html

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4) DC: Gay Libertarian couple outpolls GOP candidates
Source: Libertarian Party

“Joseph Bishop-Henchman and Ethan Bishop-Henchman are married, and they each ran for public office in Washington, D.C., as Libertarian Party candidates. Joseph ran for D.C. attorney general, and although he didn’t win, he received 14,000 votes. Ethan ran for D.C. City Council chair and received even more votes, 17,000. Both of them outpolled the highest Republican vote total in the district, only 11,000 for D.C. City Council at-large candidate Ralph Chittams. Bruce Majors, another gay Libertarian Party candidate, received a respectable 3,600 votes for the D.C. At-Large District of the U.S. House. Martin Moulton, a black, gay Libertarian Party candidate, received 6,800 votes running for D.C. mayor. ‘We think an all-gay slate running for office in our nation’s capital is unprecedented,’ said Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark. … The first openly gay presidential nominee of any U.S political party was John Hospers, the Libertarian Party’s first candidate for that office in 1972. His running mate, Theodora ‘Tonie’ Nathan, was the first female Jewish candidate for vice president, and she was the first woman ever to receive an electoral vote in a presidential election.” (11/11/18)

https://www.lp.org/gay-libertarian-couple-outpolls-gop-in-dc

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5) Philippines: Rappler CEO calls tax evasion charges “intimidation”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The CEO of major Philippine news site Rappler has told the BBC charges of tax evasion were ‘manufactured’ because they had been critical of the state. Maria Ressa denies the ‘ridiculous charges,’ saying they are intended to ‘intimidate and harass’ journalists. Prosecutors said on Friday they have grounds to indict her and Rappler for breaking tax laws after not declaring gains made in tax returns. If found guilty, Ms Ressa could be fined and face up to 10 years in jail. The government accuses Rappler and its executive editor of failing to pay tax on 2015 bond sales which resulted in 162.5 million pesos ($3 million; £2.3 million) in gains.” (11/11/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46168997

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6) Gaza: Officials say Hamas/al Qassam Brigades leaders killed in Israeli raid
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Security officials in the Gaza Strip say at least six Palestinians, including a senior commander with Hamas’s armed wing, have been killed by Israeli forces who carried out an undercover operation in the besieged enclave. A senior official of Hamas, the group administering the Gaza Strip, said on Sunday that an Israeli special forces team infiltrated an area near the southern city of Khan Younis in a civilian car. Among those reported killed in the raid was Nour Baraka, a prominent commander of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.” (11/11/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/gaza-officials-palestinians-killed-israeli-raid-181111211332303.html

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7) Cloudflare rolls out its 1.1.1.1 privacy service to iOS, Android
Source: TechCrunch

“Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service, Cloudflare is bringing 1.1.1.1 to mobile users. Granted, nothing ever stopped anyone from using 1.1.1.1 on their phones or tablets already. But now the app, now available for iPhones, iPads and Android devices, aims to make it easier for anyone to use its free consumer DNS service. The app is a one-button push to switch on and off again. That’s it. Cloudflare rolled out 1.1.1.1 earlier this year on April Fools’ Day, no less, but privacy is no joke to the San Francisco-based networking giant. In using the service, you let Cloudflare handle all of your DNS information, like when an app on your phone tries to connect to the internet, or you type in the web address of any site. By funneling that DNS data through 1.1.1.1, it can make it more difficult for your internet provider to know which sites you’re visiting, and also ensure that you can get to the site you want without having your connection censored or hijacked.” (11/11/18)

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/11/cloudflare-privacy-dns-service-ios-android/

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8) Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline. The scientists reached the conclusion in studying the decline in the harvest of four commercially important species of shellfish in coastal areas from Maine to North Carolina: eastern oysters, northern quahogs, softshell clams and northern bay scallops. They reported that their findings came down squarely on the side of a warming ocean environment and a changing climate, and not excessive harvest by fishermen.” (11/11/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Warming-hurting-shellfish-aiding-predators-13381748.php

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9) France: Regime forces hijack Irish plane
Source: New York Daily News

“Storms, strikes, computer failures — you can now add ‘your plane has been seized by the government’ to the list of things that can delay your flight. In France, 149 passengers were preparing to take off for London late Thursday when French authorities ordered their Ryanair Boeing 737 impounded. The budget carrier owed [sic] money and it was ‘regrettable that the state was forced’ to evacuate the plane, the civil aviation authority said. … The scene unfolded at the Bordeaux-Merignac airport in western France, where authorities say the airline was ordered to pay back funds that the European Union had declared to be illegal subsidies. Ryanair did not publicly comment on the seizure.” (11/09/18)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny-news-ryanair-plane-seized-french-authorities-20181109-story.html

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10) Congo: Ebola outbreak “worst in country’s history”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst in the country’s history, the health ministry says. Almost 200 people have died since August, officials say, with more than 300 confirmed or probable cases. A vaccination programme has so far inoculated about 25,000 people. DR Congo has suffered long years of instability and efforts to relieve the disease have been hampered by attacks on medical workers. ‘At this point, 319 cases and 198 deaths have been registered,’ health minister Oly Ilunga said. ‘In view of these figures, my thoughts and my prayers go to the hundreds of families grieving, to the hundreds of orphans and the families which have been wiped out.’ About half the victims were from Beni, a city of 800,000 in the North Kivu region, the national health authority said.” (11/11/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46167340

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11) Mexico: Caravan migrants leave Mexico City en route to US border
Source: Los Angeles Times

“Thousands of Central Americans left Mexico City on Saturday bound for the U.S.-Mexico border, marking the latest stage in the journey of the migrant caravan that President Trump has labeled an invasion. Having already traversed a broad swath of Central America and southern Mexico, the migrants embarked on a long trip to what many said was their destination — the Mexican border city of Tijuana, across from San Diego, some 1,700 miles to the northwest. … The exodus on Saturday appeared to include most of the estimated 5,500 Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, who had arrived in Mexico City in recent days. A smaller group of some 500 or so left the capital on Friday.” (11/10/18)

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-caravan-20181110-story.html

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12) Putin: Natural that Europe should want an army
Source: Reuters

“Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday it made sense for a powerful economic bloc like the European Union to want to defend itself militarily. The comments came after U.S. President Donald Trump fired off a tweet as he arrived in Paris on Friday in which he described a call by French President Emmanuel Macron for a European army as ‘very insulting.’ … ‘Europe is a powerful economic entity, a powerful economic union and it is quite natural that it wants to be independent, self-sufficient and sovereign in matters of defense and security,’ Putin told RT television.” (11/11/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ww1-century-europe-putin/natural-that-europe-should-want-an-army-says-russias-putin-idUSKCN1NG0KY

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13) Italy: Court clears Rome’s mayor of cronyism and abuse of power
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The Rome mayor, Virginia Raggi, has been cleared of cronyism and abuse of power after a judge ruled that the alleged offence did not constitute a crime. Prosecutors had called for a 10-month jail term over allegations that Raggi, from the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, lied to investigators over the appointment of Renato Marra, the brother of one of her close aides, as Rome’s tourism chief. His brother Raffaele, the former head of staff at Rome city hall, faces separate corruption allegations. The accusations emerged not long after Raggi was elected as Rome’s first female mayor in June 2016. Had she been convicted she would have been forced to resign as mayor, in line with the Five Star Movement’s code of ethics.” (11/10/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/10/court-clears-rome-mayor-virginia-raggi-of-cronyism-and-abuse-of-power

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14) Schumer threatens adding Mueller protections to spending bill if Whitaker doesn’t recuse himself
Source: Fox News

“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that if Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, then Democrats will seek to tie protections for the investigation into the spending bill. We Democrats, House and Senate, will attempt to add to must-pass legislation, in this case the spending bill, legislation that would prevent Mr. Whitaker from interfering with the Mueller investigation” should Whitaker not recuse, Schumer said Sunday during an appearance on CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’ Schumer said he was concerned about the past statements Whitaker made as a commentator on CNN about the investigation. Whitaker has argued that cutting Mueller’s budget would be a way to end the probe, that investigating President Trump’s finances would be a ‘red line’ and that he believes there was ‘no collusion’ between Russia and the Trump campaign.” (11/11/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schumer-threatens-adding-mueller-protections-to-spending-bill-if-whitaker-doesnt-recuse-himself

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15) GA: Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race
Source: Aol News

“Ahead by more than 60,000 votes days after Georgia’s gubernatorial election, Republican Brian Kemp pushed for Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Saturday as civil rights groups urged her to stay in the fight. Kemp’s campaign issued a statement that said it was mathematically impossible for Abrams to even force a runoff, much less win outright. It called Abrams’ refusals to concede ‘a disgrace to democracy’ that ‘completely ignore the will of the people.’ … Unofficial returns show Kemp with 50.3 percent of almost 4 million total votes, a roughly 63,000-vote lead over Abrams. The margin is enough for an outright Kemp victory if totals remain the same, but it’s a tight race considering the large turnout. Abrams has argued that tens of thousands of provisional and military ballots could need to be counted before the race is over.” (11/10/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/11/10/kemp-pushes-abrams-to-concede-in-georgia-gubernatorial-race/23586006/

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16) Legal cannabis advocates rejoice over Jeff Sessions resignation
Source: Smell the Truth

“Marijuana legalization supporters and industry leaders are celebrating the recently announced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions’ resignation was announced on Wednesday in an announcement made by Donald Trump on Twitter. ‘Jeff Sessions is one of the worst attorneys general we’ve ever had,’ Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said in a statement released on Wednesday. ‘Time and time again, he attempted to impose his own views which did not match the majority of the American people when it came to reforming our outdated marijuana laws.’ Sessions’ two-year stint as attorney general brought with it several moments of anti-marijuana sentiment. Sessions was quoted as saying that using marijuana is ‘slightly less awful’ than using heroin, and was sued by a 12-year-old epilepsy patient as well as a former NFL player for their right to use cannabis for medical purposes.” (11/11/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/11/08/legal-marijuana-advocates-rejoice-over-jeff-sessions-resignation

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17) MO: Lawsuit seeks $20 million over murder of jail inmate
Source: Kansas City Star

“A former Missouri sheriff accused in the beating death of a jail inmate used his knee to press on the man’s neck and, when repeatedly urged by a police officer to stop, responded, ‘No, I’m good,’ according to a wrongful death lawsuit seeking at least $20 million for the inmate’s family. Tory Sanders, 28, of Nashville, Tennessee, died in May 2017, after being subdued by then-Sheriff Cory Hutcheson and others at the Mississippi County Jail in Charleston, Missouri. The federal lawsuit filed Monday said he was taunted, hit with a stun gun, pepper sprayed, beaten, punched and choked while ‘pleading for help and struggling to stay alive.’ … Hutcheson was not criminally charged in Sanders’ death, but was dismissed soon after. He was at the jail the night Sanders died even though his law enforcement license had been suspended because of criminal allegations in unrelated cases.” [hat tip — David Klaus] (11/09/18)

https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article221412165.html

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18) Sri Lanka: Sirisena dissolves parliament, sets January snap poll
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved the country’s parliament and declared a snap election on January 5, hours after his coalition admitted that it could not muster enough parliamentary support for its designated prime minister. The move on Friday was the latest twist in a protracted political crisis triggered by the president’s shock move last month to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replace him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, a controversial former president. … Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) swiftly denounced the move in a post on Twitter, saying it ‘vehemently rejects’ the sacking of the parliament. The party also accused Sirisena of robbing the ‘people of their rights and democracy.’” (11/09/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/sri-lanka-president-dissolves-parliament-deepening-crisis-181109170918447.html

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19) ACLU goes to court to challenge Trump’s new asylum ban
Source: USA Today

“The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a court injunction to block President Donald Trump’s new restrictions on asylum, arguing in a lawsuit filed Friday that the policy violates federal immigration law. ‘The new asylum ban is flatly unlawful and may result in many people being sent back to danger,’ said Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. ‘Neither the President nor the Attorney General may override the immigration laws enacted by Congress,’ Gelernt said. The ACLU, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Center for Constitutional Rights, filed the lawsuit on behalf of several refugee and immigrant advocacy groups in federal court in Northern California on Friday.” (11/09/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/11/09/donald-trump-migrant-caravan-aclu-federal-court-immigration-immigration-border-central-americans/1940528002/

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20) NC: Cops storm school after malfunctioning heater sparks “active shooter” panic
Source: Independent [UK]

“Armed police stormed a high school in North Carolina after noises made by a malfunctioning heater were mistaken for an active shooter. Pender County Sheriff’s Office told The Independent they had sent officers to investigate ‘reports of an active shooter’ at Topsail High School in the town of Hampstead early on Friday morning. A SWAT team searched the building and every school in the east of the county was placed on lockdown, but no gunman was found and no injuries were reported.” (11/09/18)

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/topsail-high-school-active-shooter-north-carolina-hampstead-police-pender-county-a8625786.html

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

21) The gift of Gab: Pennsylvania AG abuses authority to chill Internet speech
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“On November 8, Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro’s office issued a subpoena to web host and domain registrar Epik, pursuant to ‘an ongoing civil investigation.’ The subpoena demands ‘any and all documents which are related in any way to Gab.’ Gab, as you’ve no doubt heard, was accused Pittsburgh synagogue killer Robert Bowers’s social media platform of choice. In the wake of the Tree of Life massacre, the site was cut off by its web host (Joyent), domain registrar (GoDaddy), and payment processors (PayPal and Stripe). After more than a week offline, it found a new home courtesy of Epik. While Shapiro and company remain mum as to the subpoena’s purpose (and in fact asked Gab not to publicly disclose it, a request the site’s owners declined to honor), there’s nothing unclear about that purpose. Shapiro is abusing his position of legal authority to intimidate those who do — or might do — business with Gab, in hopes of driving it back offline.” (11/11/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/14052

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22) Brennan and Clapper should not escape prosecution
Source: OpEdNews
by John Kiriakou

“Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa made a dramatic announcement this month that almost nobody in America paid any attention to. Grassley released a statement saying that four years ago, he asked the Intelligence Community Inspector General to release two ‘Congressional Notifications’ written by former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Grassley had had his requests to declassify the documents ignored repeatedly throughout the last two years of the Obama administration. He decided to try again because all of the Obama people at the CIA and DNI are gone now. This time, his request was approved. So what was the information that was finally declassified? It was written confirmation that John Brennan ordered CIA hackers to intercept the emails of all potential or possible intelligence community whistleblowers who may have been trying to contact the Congressional oversight committees, specifically to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Judiciary Committee. … Brennan and Clapper classified the notification. It was like a taunt. ‘Sure, I’m spying on Congress, which is illegal. But it’s classified, so what are you going to do about it?’” (11/11/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Brennan-and-Clapper-Should-by-John-Kiriakou-Crime_Hackers_Intelligence_Prosecution-181111-351.html

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23) On Veterans Day, I remember “Bobie” from Baltimore
Source: Baltimore Sun
by James Bovard

“Veterans Day is a time for parades and tributes to those who served in America’s armed services. But most celebrations ignore the human carnage that inevitably follows when politicians send their fellow citizens off to foreign wars. Considering the endless wars of the post-9/11 era, we need to remember those who fought and never recovered. I learned that lesson firsthand more than 40 years ago in a Baltimore bus station.” (11/08/18)

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-1109-bobie-veteran-20181107-story.html

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24) Veterans Day: A centenary remembrance of the “war to end all wars”
Source: Notablog
by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

“[M]y Uncle Sam cast his first vote in the 1940 Presidential election for Franklin D. Roosevelt for his promise that American boys would not fight on foreign soil. As my Uncle Sam later observed: ‘He forgot to add: ‘They’d be buried in it.” His distrust of politicians from that moment on lasted for more than three decades, as he refused to walk back into a voting booth. He was outspoken in his political views, always politically incorrect, but whatever views he held were colored deeply by his experiences in World War II.” (11/11/18)

https://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/notablog/archives/002562.html

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25) The national debt and control of the House
Source: Independent Institute
by Craig Eyermann

“Under the U.S. Constitution, all bills for raising revenue that determine how much Americans will be taxed must originate in the U.S. House of Representatives. By tradition, all appropriation bills that determine how much the U.S. government may spend also originate in the House of Representatives. … Since all the taxing and spending that has produced today’s multi-trillion dollar national debt is the result of appropriations and tax bills that started life in the U.S. House of Representatives, I thought it might be interesting to consider the track record of the party that controls the House in contributing to the growth of the nation’s total public debt outstanding in the modern era.” (11/10/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/11/10/the-national-debt-and-the-control-of-the-house/

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26) When the Child Protective Services system gets child removal wrong
Source: Cato Unbound
by Diane Redleaf

“CPS caseworkers continuously separate children from their parents at a monthly rate 300 times greater than the number of the separations at the Mexican border that took place in May 2018. These separations occur day in and day out. They commonly happen in secret and without fanfare. CPS caseworkers take children from their homes, their schools, and from hospitals if the children have been taken for medical care following an injury or medical condition. Children are also separated from parents, and sometimes from their siblings too, at CPS offices and in juvenile/child protection/dependency courthouses.” (11/09/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/11/09/diane-redleaf/when-child-protective-services-system-gets-child-removal-wrong

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27) The UN’s Universal Declaration of Human “Rights”
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Some people, particularly in other parts of the world, praise the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seem to think it’s really something special. I’ve never paid any attention to it myself, even though I’ve heard it mentioned for years. I had never read it to see exactly what it actually said, but curiosity finally got to me. So, I guess it’s time to put my nose to the slime-stone and see what’s in there.” (11/10/18)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2018/11/the-uns-universal-declaration-of-human.html

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28) Short-termism is a much bigger problem with politicians than businesses, evidence shows
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Gary M Galles

“The political incentives of those in government are far more short-sighted than shareholders, who bear all the predictable future consequences of current choices in share prices. An election loser will be out of office, unable to capture large benefits from efforts invested. So when an upcoming election is in doubt, everything goes on the auction block to buy short-term political advantage. And politicians’ incentives drive those facing the D.C. patronage machine. … Political attacks on corporate short-termism and alleged ‘reforms’ that will supposedly fix it are head-shakingly off-base.” (11/11/18)

https://fee.org/articles/short-termism-is-a-much-bigger-problem-with-politicians-than-businesses-evidence-shows/

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29) My most excellent election day experience
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Last Tuesday, special day that it was, I awoke early and prepared to go out. By 7 a.m., I was where I always go on this special day, eager to do my duty and exercise my sacred right to choose. … I got down [to] business and made quick work of it. Systematically, I scanned my alternatives in the various categories, now and then consulting the list on my mobile phone that I had earlier drawn up so I wouldn’t forget my game plan. Everything was just as I expected it to be, and so I executed my plan flawlessly. I made my picks and bypassed those that I saw no need for. My choices made, I left content, confident I had achieved everything I had set out to achieve. To be more precise: in each case, my choices counted; no, better: they were decisive. In other words, I got everything I wanted — on the spot. Obviously, I was not at the polling place on Tuesday, which I hear was election day. I was at the supermarket.” (11/09/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/sheldon/tgif-election-day/

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30) Election day blues, redux
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“It’s only been three days, so we are all still digesting the election results. But it is clear, whomever and whatever measures DID win. In the 2018 national and local elections, generally, liberty lost.” (11/10/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/11/10/election-day-blues-redux/

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31) Mississippi resident deserves opportunity to rehabilitate
Source: National Review
by George Will

“In 2003, [Joey] Chandler, then 17 and seeking money to support his pregnant girlfriend, tried selling marijuana. When his supply was stolen from his car, he believed the thief was his cousin Emmitt, 19. Chandler fatally shot Emmitt and fled the scene, but later that night he surrendered to authorities. Convicted of murder, Chandler was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole. … There is disagreement about what the modern court has done in incrementally circumscribing states’ discretion in punishing juveniles: It has held that the Eighth Amendment forbids capital punishment for children under 18. And that it forbids life imprisonment without parole for juveniles convicted of non-homicide offenses. And that it forbids — this is the issue in Chandler’s case — mandatory life imprisonment without possibility of parole for juvenile homicide offenders unless they have demonstrated ‘such irretrievable depravity that rehabilitation is impossible.’” (11/11/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/11/joey-chandler-sentence-mississippi-prison-system-rehabilitation/

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32) The HQ2 scam: How Amazon used a bidding war to scrape cities’ data
Source: In These Times
by David Daven

“Those bids didn’t just include the size of the bribe; they included a wealth of important data about plans for transportation, housing, education and workforce development. Amazon now has a treasure trove of non-public information about America’s future. Over the past year, mayors and governors nationwide have fallen over themselves to offer cash bribes to Amazon to court its second headquarters, billed as a ‘full equal’ to its Seattle home base. Two hundred and thirty-eight cities submitted bids to attract HQ2, as it was quaintly known, stuffed with billions of dollars in government subsidies and detailed plans for how to accommodate Amazon employees’ housing and transportation needs. Some of these bids were borderline absurd: Chicago offered Amazon the income tax receipts from its own staff. Practically every other multinational corporation in the world opens branch offices in other cities without fanfare. Google’s offices in Berlin, London and New York are not considered second or third headquarters — they’re just regional offices. Google is reportedly expanding its New York footprint, in fact.” (11/09/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21571/the-hq2-scam-how-amazon-used-a-bidding-war-to-scrape-cities-data

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33) Don’t hate Airbnb — profit from it
Source: Cato Institute
by Peter Van Doren

“Last month the Washington, D.C. Council voted unanimously in favor of a bill that has the potential to substantially restrict Airbnb and other short-term rentals in the District. The bill, which must pass a final vote (expected November 13th) before being officially approved, creates new licensing requirements and imposes new limits on who can rent out their spare rooms or homes and for how long. Most significantly, the legislation would only permit hosts to offer short-term rentals at their primary residence and to rent out their property for a maximum of 90 days a year while not present at their home.” (11/09/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/dont-hate-airbnb-profit-it

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34) Civil rights advocate elected to North Carolina Supreme Court
Source: The American Prospect
by Gabrielle Gurley

“Democrat Anita Earls, founder and executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, won a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday in the Tar Heel State’s ‘blue moon’ election, so-called since once every 12 years there is an election with no high-profile statewide races on the ballot. Earls is the daughter of a black father and a white mother. Her victory underscores the importance state-level judicial decision-making as the United States Supreme Court appears headed into a period of retrenchment on civil rights. Yet in her remarks Tuesday night, Earls turned to Washington as she condemned President Trump’s assertion that he can strike down the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship through an executive order. ‘The president is sworn, just as I will be, to uphold the Constitution. For him to openly say that essentially he can negate a constitutional amendment by executive order,’ Earls tells The American Prospect, ‘that’s just fundamentally contrary to the notion that no one is above the law.’” (11/09/18)

http://prospect.org/article/civil-rights-advocate-elected-north-carolina-supreme-court

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35) The good and bad of Jeff Sessions getting fired
Source: Libertarian Party
by staff

“On Nov. 7, President Donald Trump demanded the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, effectively firing him from the position. Sessions had a dismal and destructive track record of supporting prohibitionist policies, draconian border controls and inhumane enforcement tactics, and authoritarian brutality in law enforcement. It’s good that he’s gone. Sessions will be replaced, however, and his replacement may not be much better.” (11/09/18)

https://www.lp.org/the-good-and-bad-of-jeff-sessions-getting-fired/

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36) Are 100 years enough?
Source: The New Republic
by Priya Satia

“The First World War, which ended a century ago Sunday, was supposed to be a hinge-moment in history: a war to end all wars, and a war to end the imperialism that had shaped the West’s interaction with the world for centuries. After the United States joined the war in 1917, President Wilson insisted it be fought in the cause of self-determination. But despite its massive toll, the war did not end empire, and many of today’s struggles are rooted in that failure, including Americans’ own imperial investments in war. As the firing ceased on the Western front, conflict continued in a different gear elsewhere. During the war, the British Empire had expanded vastly into the Middle East, the former terrain of the defeated Ottoman Empire. As hostilities ceased in Europe, Britain violently suppressed rebellion in these newly occupied territories, as well as in India, Ireland, and Egypt.” (11/11/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/152153/100-years-enough

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37) The great anti-climax
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Stephen Cox

“I do not believe in the saying that ‘all politics is local.’ If that’s true, why are we always getting into wars in other countries? But during this election cycle I was very interested in California, which is my own locale. As predicted, California elected as its next governor one Gavin Newsom, a wealthy former mayor of San Francisco and currently lieutenant governor of the state, who is about as smart as the average doorknob. This was a year in which handsome men were thought to have an enormous advantage; they seemed to remind people of John F. Kennedy, who when you think about it was handsome only when compared with Dwight D. Eisenhower. Newsom is handsome-for-a-politician, but that’s not why he won. He won because the Republican Party in this state dissolved about a decade ago, giving place to a fairly well-oiled Democracy run by the state employees’ unions.” (11/09/18)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1914

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38) A US midterm message that resonates across the Atlantic
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“One of the major political messages of the U.S. midterm elections has been that rural voters dominate the cities. While the Democrats made enough gains in urban areas to take control of the House of Representatives, Republicans were able to expand their majority in the Senate, where each state gets two senators regardless of population size. In an election where neither side can claim a sweeping victory, President Donald Trump’s party did as well as it did because the small towns and the more sparsely populated rural areas of the United States are still, in the main, Trump country. Meanwhile, Democrat votes pile up in the cities, uselessly, from an electoral point of view.” (11/09/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-midterms-commentary/commentary-a-u-s-midterm-message-that-resonates-across-the-atlantic-idUSKCN1NE24C

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39) Five things you need to know about the asylum ban
Source: Niskanen Center
by Kristie De Pena

“Asylum requests by citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras made up 72.9 percent of total claims in fiscal year 2016. Why? For years, gang violence in the Northern Triangle has continued to accelerate without any sign of slowing down. Gangs wield considerable power over the millions of people. They engage in violent crime and trafficking of all forms, terrorize women and young girls with rampant sexual violence and exploitation, force young men into gang membership, and target witnesses to their crimes with violence and death threats.” (11/09/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-asylum-ban/

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40) The best way to honor war veterans is to stop creating them
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“The US will be celebrating Veterans Day tomorrow, and many a striped flag shall be waved. The social currency of esteem will be used to elevate those who have served in the US military, thereby ensuring future generations of recruits to be thrown into the gears of the globe-spanning war machine. Veterans Day is not a holiday to honor the men and women who have dutifully protected their country. The youngest Americans who arguably defended their nation from a real threat to its shores are in their nineties, and soon there won’t be any of them left. Every single person who has served in the US military since the end of the second World War has protected nothing other than the agendas of global hegemony, resource control and war profiteering. They have not been fighting and dying for freedom and democracy, they have been fighting and dying for imperialism, Raytheon profit margins, and crude oil. I just said something you’re not supposed to say.” (11/11/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/11/11/the-best-way-to-honor-war-veterans-is-to-stop-creating-them

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41) Incredibles 2 and the power of envy
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“Have you ever experienced personal and professional harm because someone resented you for your talents and achievements? Sadly, this is a huge fact of life for which few are prepared. From childhood forward, we believe that the key to a successful life is hard work, high skills, and solid performance. The rest is automated, we think. At some point, you come to learn that these virtues make you a target. You need to develop the emotional wherewithal to confront it. There are now two movies in the Disney/Pixar series that deal with this important theme: The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018). The second one is as solid as the first.” (11/10/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/incredibles-2-and-power-envy

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42) Thank you for your service, or thank you for doing our killing for us?
Source: USA Today
by Scott A Huesing

“Civilians who have never experienced the raw savagery of combat will never know what it is like. Some fantasize through what they’ve seen in films and on television — I used to do that, too, as a young boy. But it is nothing like that. Nothing glamorous. Nothing spectacular. Everything it is, and is about, is life-changing to those who have to make that one conscious decision. Looking through the scope at a nameless enemy who is determined to kill you, and having squeezed the trigger of their rifle. There is a short pop in the shoulder for the shooter — but the recoil lasts longer than many will ever imagine.” (11/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/11/veterans-day-thank-us-facing-ugliness-war-retired-marine-major-column/1928926002

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43) Sound money wasn’t on the ballot
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Clint Siegner

“Americans headed to the polls to cast ballots in the midterm elections. Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives, but Republicans held onto the Senate. There is a lot of speculation about what this will mean, but there are many policies that won’t change regardless of who holds Congressional power. For starters, we can count on the continuation of huge deficits. The Treasury Department’s most recent estimate is that government borrowing will double in 2018 versus last year. The bureaucracy is going to blow through $1.34 trillion more than this year’s record tax revenue.” (11/09/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/09/sound-money-wasnt-on-the-ballot/

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44) The truth about poverty in America
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by staff

“Recent reports suggest that America has made no progress at all in its ‘War on Poverty’ since the 1960s. Headlines claim ‘one in eight’ Americans live in poverty. But is that true? It depends on how you define poverty. And the answer matters a lot, since it determines so much of U.S. economic policy, from food stamps to minimum wages, and from taxes to welfare work requirements. It’s true: Official poverty data from the U.S. Census show little change since the 1960s. The rate in 1966, for instance, was 14.7%. As recently as 2014 it was even higher: 14.8%. The rate has since declined to a still-high 12.3%. A damning statistic that shows the failure of America’s welfare safety net?” (11/09/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/poverty-income-consumption

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45) Democrats should remember Al Gore won Florida in 2000 — but lost the presidency with a preemptive surrender
Source: The Intercept
by Jon Schwarz

“At midnight on election day last Tuesday, vote tallies showed Republican candidates ahead in key races in Florida, Georgia and Arizona. However, many votes remained to be counted in all three states. … Republicans, led by President Trump, have responded by declaring that counting these votes is somehow fraudulent. The GOP’s rhetoric has been particularly preposterous in Florida, where Governor Rick Scott is attempting to switch offices by ousting incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson. … All this has led many to compare the current situation to the nightmarish legal battle over the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential race between Al Gore and George W. Bush. But two critical facts from that debacle have been erased from history, and are not being mentioned anywhere today: First, we know that Al Gore won Florida in 2000. If a full, fair statewide recount had taken place, he would have become president. Second, Gore lost largely because, unlike Bush, he refused to fight with all the tools available to him.” (11/10/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/11/10/democrats-should-remember-al-gore-won-florida-in-2000-but-lost-the-presidency-with-a-preemptive-surrender/

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46) Why Democrats are so okay with losing
Source: CounterPunch
by Louis Proyect

“The question of why Democrats are so okay with losing has to be examined closely. In some countries, elections have huge consequences, especially in Latin America where a job as an elected official might be not only a source of income for a socialist parliamentarian but a trigger for a civil war or coup as occurred in Costa Rica in 1948 and in Chile in 1973 respectively. In the 2010 midterm elections, there was a massive loss of seats in the House of Representatives for the Democrats. … Out of curiosity, I went to Wikipedia to follow up on what happened to the ‘losers’ in 2010. Did they have to go on unemployment? Like Republicans who got voted out this go-round, Democrats had no trouble lining up jobs as lobbyists.” (11/09/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/11/09/why-democrats-are-so-okay-with-losing/

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47) The conservative life of the lie
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The crux of the problem we face in this country is that all too many Americans, especially conservatives, insist on continuing to live the life of the lie — the life that denies reality — the life that convinces people that a welfare-warfare state is consistent with ‘the principles of limited government, freedom, opportunity and a flourishing civil society.’ The conservative idea is that as long as we lie to ourselves and to each other and as long as we deny reality, everything will be hunky-dory.” (11/09/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/11/09/the-conservative-life-of-the-lie/

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48) How are Chinese stocks responding to tariffs with the US and a slowdown in Asian growth?
Source: Cobden Centre
by Colin Lloyd

“I expect China to reach a trade deal with the US within the next year. The recent slowdown in growth rate of debt formation by households will reverse: and the Shanghai Composite Index will form a base. The RMB may weaken further as the US continues to raise interest rates. Provided the US stock market maintains its nerve, an opportunity to buy Chinese stocks may emerge in the next few months. It may not yet be time to buy but there is little benefit in remaining short.” (11/09/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/11/how-are-chinese-stocks-responding-to-tariffs-with-the-us-and-a-slowdown-in-asian-growth/

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49) Quantum Vibe, 11/09/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (11/09/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1871

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50) To be or not to be: Do we have the right to choose?
Source: Students For Liberty
by Zaira Zafroon

“In India, it is the Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug vs Union Of India & Ors case that brought the attention of Euthanasia in India when Pinki Virani, a social activist who claimed to be the friend of Aruna Shanbaug filed a writ petition to withdraw medical support to terminate the suffering of Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse who was working at King George Hospital in Mumbai who remained in vegetative state ever since the sexual assault by the ward boy. Further, this case distinguished active euthanasia from passive euthanasia; and voluntary from non- voluntary euthanasia. Active euthanasia entails the use of lethal substances or forces to kill a person whereas, passive euthanasia entails withholding of medical treatment for continuance of life. Voluntary euthanasia is where consent is taken from the patient whereas non-voluntary euthanasia is where the consent is unavailable.” (11/09/18)

https://www.studentsforliberty.org/2018/11/09/Right-to-choose/

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51) Nice Guys Finish Free, episode 20
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Midterm reflection.” [Flash audio] (11/11/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/midterm-reflection-nice-guys-finish-free-ep-20/

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52) Sheldon Richman on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Sheldon Richman shares his election day experience, one where he got to choose exactly the outcome he wanted and take home real products afterward — namely, he went to the grocery store. Richman contrasts the voting of the marketplace that we do every day with our dollars, with the political system that supposedly gives each citizen a vote but in reality provides only a pointless display of participation and consent without real effect. Richman’s latest article in the TGIF series explores real examples of how an anarchist society has and could work.” [various formats] (11/10/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/11-9-18-sheldon-richman-on/

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53) Free Talk Live 11/10/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“FDA to Ban Flavored Vape Devices from Real-Life Retail Purchase? :: Crack Pipes :: Ecig Regulations :: Ecig Critic :: Amazing Ecig Success Stories :: Mouth Sores :: Nicotine Salts :: School Black Markets :: Bad Sex Life After Marriage :: Immigration and Jobs :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/10/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-11-10

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54) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 128
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Marijuana Votes, Voting Libertarian, US Election, Marijuana Laws, Important Election.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/10/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/november/10/five-minutes-five-issues-marijuana-votes-voting-libertarian-us-election-marijuana-laws-important-election/

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55) Ancap Barber Shop, episode 53
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“In this episode, we are joined by author, filmmaker and paranormal investigator, Remso Martinez.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/10/18)

https://www.ancapbarbershop.com/remso-martinez-abs053/

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56) The Anarchist Experience, episode 190
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“MC is back, discussing how personal development can lead you down the path to individual liberty, whether or not it’s important to be around other like-minded individuals, and these HEADLINES: Florida Voters Passed an Initiative That Simultaneously Bans Office Vaping and Offshore Drilling … D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together … 3 Reasons Parents Shouldn’t Force Kids to Share Their Toys.” [various formats] (11/10/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/the-anarchist-experience-190/

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57) Scott Adams Says, 11/10/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about the enemy of the people, wildfires, tweets, and Whitaker. With coffee.” [Flash video] (11/10/18)

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

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58) The Big L Podcast, episode 5
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“There have usually been four groups of people in the Libertarian Party. There are the ideological radicals, the ideological moderates, the methodological radicals, and the methodological pragmatists. Let’s talk about this breakdown and the history behind them. This is part one of a three-part series.” [Flash audio] (11/09/18)

http://biglpodcast.com/re-platforming-of-the-libertarian-party-part-1-bl005/

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59) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 269
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #269, I discuss how the destructive US foreign policy was not an issue on election night. The US foreign policy is the most harmful for the American people. US interventionism is extremely costly and damaging to the Americans who enact it. The policy does not enrich Americans or improve the lives of people around the world. However, a significant American election will have little impact on how the US empire believes overseas.” [various formats] (11/09/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-269-not-an-issue

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60) In The Tank Podcast, episode 165
Source: Heartland Institute

“Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft are back in episode #165 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country.” [various formats] (11/09/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/11/in-the-tank-ep165-state-policy-and-the-midterms-china-social-credit-scores/

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61) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 179
Source: Free Man Beyond the Wall

“Facebook is evil and it hates you.” [various formats] (11/09/18)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-179-facebook-is-evil-and-it-hates-you

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62) Felony Friday, episode 149
Source: Lions of Liberty

“[H]ost John Odermatt digs into the results of the 2018 midterm elections and declares cannabis the winner!” [various formats] (11/09/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/11/09/cannabis-declared-winner-of-the-midterm-elections/

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63) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1281
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“World War I was a catastrophe for Western civilization. One hundred years ago, on November 11th, it finally came to an end. Author and historian Hunt Tooley joins me for an assessment of the wars long-term consequences for all of us.” [various formats] (11/09/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1281-the-end-of-world-war-i-a-look-back-100-years-later/

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64) WAL Daily, episode 21
Source: We Are Libertarians

“In one of the highest turnouts for the midterm elections since 1966, both the GOP and the Democratic Parties ‘won’ in some way, shape, or form. However, the Libertarian Party, despite optimistic hopes lead by candidates like Gary Johnson and Larry Sharpe, fell flat. Today, Brian Nichols is joined by Twitter personality, Josie (aka: The Red Headed Libertarian). Together, they discuss the 2018 midterm election results, discuss what it means to be a libertarian in 2018, and what libertarians can/should do differently to have real electoral victories down the road.” (11/09/18)

https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-daily-21-midterm-election-results-and-ending-the-duopoly-with-the-red-headed-libertarian/

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65) Interview: RL Bryer
Source: Peaceful Anarchism

“Please enjoy my recent conversation with RL Bryer, author Blockchain Project Renaissance. Herein we discussed his path to Anarcho-Capitalism, Ron Paul, Austrian Economics, Mises Institute, Murray Rothbard, Stefan Molyneux, Larken Rose, there’s no going back, universal morality, Why he wrote his book, Bitcoin, Creature from Jekyll Island, Mike Maloney, Hidden Secrets of Money, minimum wage, 3 ways to interact with people, the most dangerous superstition, appeal to authority, libido dominandi, decentralization, competition breeds quality, savings vs consumption, hyperinflation economics, fiat toilet paper trash and more!” [Flash video or Flash audio] (11/09/’18)

http://peacefulanarchism.com/rl-bryer-author-of-blockchain-project-renaissance/

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66) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/09/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Voters in Lyon County, Nevada rejected a proposal to ban brothels there. Meanwhile, brothel owner Dennis Hof won election to state office despite his death weeks earlier. Alice Little, a sex worker in Nevada, describes what’s next for defending and advancing sex worker freedom.” [various formats] (11/09/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/sex-worker-freedom-nevada-holds-steady

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67) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/09/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“While the average person is propagandized into thinking gold isn’t money, the elites know better. He who has the gold, makes the rules, and many nations are either repatriating gold, or buying it outright. Why now? Can they see the writing on the wall for the U.S. dollar?” [Flash video] (11/09/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/under-the-radar-why-are-so-many-nations-going-for-gold

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68) CQ on Congresss with Shawn Zeller, episode 128
Source: Roll Call

“The Democrats who won a House majority on Election Day are a diverse group with compelling life stories. Two CQ reporters, Mary Ellen McIntire and Greg Tourial, profile three of the most interesting members of the class of 2018.” [various formats] (11/09/18)

https://www.rollcall.com/news/podcasts/meet-democrats-took-house

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69) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 265
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Christy Ford Chapin analyzes if we are rationing or over-providing health care by discussing the history of the American Medical Association.” [various formats] (11/09/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/podcasts/free-thoughts/public-creation-corporate-health-care-system-christy-ford-chapin

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70) Reason Podcast, 11/09/18
Source: Reason

“In a wide-ranging and personal conversation, [Nick Gillespie talks with Jacob] Sullum about the immense changes in drug policy over the past quarter-century, why the marijuana legalization movement has succeeded, and what the future holds for less-popular and more-potent substances such as MDMA (ecstasy) and psilocybin as they gain various forms of government approval as ‘legitimate’ medicines. We talk frankly about our own experiences and how, as parents, we talk about legal and illegal drug use with our children. Sullum is the author of 1998’s For Your Own Good, a history of the anti-smoking movement, and 2004’s Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use.” [various formats] (11/09/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/09/jacob-sullum-psychedelics-podcast

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