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Volume XVI, Issue #4,106
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Israel: Lieberman resigns, calls for elections
2) Mexico: “Caravan” contingent reaches Tijuana on US border
3) DOJ says Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is constitutional
4) McCarthy defeats Jordan in US House Minority Leader election
5) WI: Glassware company gifts employees with handguns for Christmas
6) VA: Federal judge orders Charlottesville riot organizers to surrender social media, cell phone data
7) Privacy advocates raise alarm over Google’s takeover of AI health app
8) CA: Police search for woman who attacked McDonald’s manager over ketchup
9) SC: Man argues self-defense in shooting of road pirate
10) Brown: If Abrams doesn’t win, GOP “stole” Georgia election
11) Woodward attacks CNN for suing White House: “Emotionally unhinged”
12) Amazon’s NYC deal gets Cuomo, De Blasio on wrong side of Big Apple residents, fellow Democrats
13) FL: Scott will recuse himself from certifying results of US Senate election
14) Michelle Obama opens up about smoking cannabis as a teen in new memoir
15) CA: Jury clears Johnson & Johnson of liability in talc cancer case
16) US House: Republicans block Democratic bill to end illegal US role in Yemen war
17) Ted Olson helps CNN go after Trump
18) China: Young Marxists go missing after protesting for workers
19) GA: Kemp claims “insurmountable lead;” Dems cast doubt
20) TX: Supersonic jet crash kills one US Air Force pilot, hospitalizes another

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Concealed carry key to safety for all
22) Kim Kardashian’s private firefighters expose the fault lines of America
23) Drug-war and immigration-war tyranny
24) Red flag gun laws: Yet another government weapon for compliance and control
25) Why Hillary Clinton will never be president
26) Grand Old Paranoia
27) Public deliberation as pre-meditated injustice
28) Fifteen years ago, we predicted the financial crash; we think another is on its way
29) Restricting e-cigarette flavors endangers public health
30) “Trust-busting” causes more problems than it solves
31) Socialized medicine requires six things; America has none of them
32) Transpartisan Plan #2: A better approach to government health care
33) The initiation of force, and forcing things
34) Matthew Whitaker’s Supreme Court positions are incoherent
35) The science-based community and e-cigarettes
36) Six recent US antiwar demonstrations your rulers don’t want you talking about
37) Advantages of being a libertarian, part 4
38) Amazon’s HQ2: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right, and wrong
39) Mainstream media still stupid on nullification
40) Democrats seek tax cuts for the rich
41) Preparing for the looming Bitcoin Cash fork
42) Why Mueller’s Russia findings won’t matter
43) Socialists and capitalism
44) Learning how to defend ideas, dialectically speaking
45) We have an identity problem
46) Which side are you on?
47) Sorry Stiglitz, it’s socialism that’s rigged, not capitalism
48) The Mueller probe has become too big
49) Will our monstrous debt swallow America’s prosperity?
50) Jim Crow never went away

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 181
52) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 11/14/18
53) Reason Podcast, 11/14/18
54) Blockchain 2025, 11/14/18
55) The Libertarian Angle, 11/14/18
56) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/14/18
57) Jaywalking with Jay Nordlinger, 11/14/18
58) Scott Adams Says, 11/14/18
59) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 22
60) Essential Libertarianism, episode 51
61) Electric Libertyland, episode 98
62) Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, 11/14/18
63) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 271
64) Free Talk Live, 11/13/18
65) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1283

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

1) Israel: Lieberman resigns, calls for elections
Source: Haaretz [Israel]

“Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday and called for elections to be held as soon as possible, saying he hopes a date will be set by Sunday. Lieberman said all of the members of his party, Yisrael Beiteinu, will quit the coalition. However, a senior source in Likud, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party, said that elections are not necessarily the next step and added that Netanyahu will initially take on Lieberman’s portfolio. Lieberman, who heads Yisrael Beiteinu, will retake his Knesset seat following his resignation, as provided for by law. … Yisrael Beiteinu’s departure means Netanyahu still holds a slender Knesset majority (61-59) seats to maintain the coalition. Another key coalition partner in Netanyahu’s government, Habayit Hayehudi (headed by Education Minister Naftali Bennett), said that unless the defense portfolio goes to Bennett, the party will also quit the coalition.” (11/14/18)

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-s-political-arena-holds-breath-as-defense-chief-calls-surprise-presser-1.6653822

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2) Mexico: “Caravan” contingent reaches Tijuana on US border
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Hundreds of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana. The group of 400, who include LGBTQ migrants, broke away from the larger caravan of 5,000 people in Mexico City. US Defence Secretary James Mattis said he would go to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday, his first visit since thousands of troops were deployed. Larger groups are expected to arrive at the border in the coming days. The 5,000 migrants, who say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, have largely been making their journey on foot. The splinter group, which reached Tijuana on Tuesday, did so aboard a fleet of buses.” (11/14/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46207034

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3) DOJ says Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is constitutional
Source: CNN

“The Justice Department issued a defense of President Donald Trump’s controversial appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general Wednesday, offering several reasons why the appointment is consistent with the Constitution, federal statutes and past precedent. The memo provides a robust legal justification for Whitaker’s right to lead the Justice Department, which includes ultimate oversight authority over special counsel Robert Mueller. … The memo comes a day after the state of Maryland challenged Whitaker’s appointment, arguing that Trump wrongfully bypassed the Constitution by appointing Whitaker to replace Sessions and that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is Sessions'[s] rightful successor.” (11/14/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/14/politics/whitaker-justice-mueller/index.html

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4) McCarthy defeats Jordan in US House Minority Leader election
Source: The Hill

“House Republicans on Wednesday elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as their new minority leader for the next Congress as they prepare for life outside the majority for the first time in eight years. McCarthy, the majority leader for the past four years, easily defeated Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the co-founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus, during a closed-door, secret-ballot election in the cavernous Ways and Means Committee room. The vote was 159 to 43.” (11/14/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/416620-mccarthy-defeats-jordan-for-minority-leader

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5) WI: Glassware company gifts employees with handguns for Christmas
Source: Fox News

“A company in Wisconsin that produces glassware will be gifting all of its employees with handguns for Christmas to promote safety. According to the Appleton Post-Crescent, shot glass-maker BenShot decided on the ironic gift to promote team building as well. Co-owner Ben Wolfgram told the outlet that most of his employees were ‘excited’ to receive their firearm. ‘I’ve never been a part of anything like this,’ employee Chelsea Priest said. BenShot advertises ‘bulletproof’ shot glasses on its website, as all of its products are created with a copper bullet embedded into the side. Wolfgram told the Post-Crescent that each employee had to take a gun safety course prior to receiving their guns. He said that ‘at least two employees’ declined theirs at first, but are reconsidering after taking the course.” (11/14/18)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/11/14/wisconsin-company-gifts-all-employees-handguns-christmas

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6) VA: Federal judge orders Charlottesville riot organizers to surrender social media, cell phone data
Source: Washington Times

“A federal court in Charlottesville, Virginia, has ordered defendants being sued over their involvement in the deadly 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ [riot] to surrender data stored on their cellphones and social media accounts. ‘Unite the Right’ organizer Jason Kessler and white nationalist activist Richard Spencer are among the defendants covered by Tuesday’s court order, meaning both far-right figures have been told to turn over their electronic devices and accounts for inspection and imaging. Magistrate Judge Joel Hoppe’s ruling is the latest development in a civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of several Charlottesville residents in the wake of the 2017 far-right [riot], which triggered violent clashes between [rioters] and counterprotesters and ultimately culminated in the deaths of a local woman and two Virginia state troopers.” (11/14/18)

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/14/charlottesville-court-orders-unite-right-participa/

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7) Privacy advocates raise alarm over Google’s takeover of AI health app
Source: Gizmodo

“DeepMind’s health app Streams is being consumed by its sister company, Google, and some privacy advocates see the move as a violation of patient trust. Streams was originally developed by the Alphabet-owned British AI company DeepMind to send data and alerts to doctors and nurses. But the app drew controversy last year when watchdogs found that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust violated data protection regulations by giving DeepMind 1.6 million patient records without informing the patients. … DeepMind announced in a blog post on Tuesday that Streams will be absorbed by Google. The post described its vision for Streams becoming ‘an AI-powered assistant for nurses and doctors everywhere.’” (11/14/18)

https://gizmodo.com/privacy-advocates-raise-alarm-over-google-s-takeover-of-1830439169

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8) CA: Police search for woman who attacked McDonald’s manager over ketchup
Source: Orange County Register

“A woman who entered a McDonald’s through an employee door asking for ketchup became combative when a manager told her she couldn’t be in the closed dining room, police said on Tuesday. Now, police are searching for the woman who was caught on surveillance video. … The woman entered through a back door and went into the dining room, which was closed while the drive-through remained open, and asked employees for ketchup and ‘became combative’ when the manager told her to leave, police said. Surveillance video from inside the restaurant shows the woman punching and choking the manager by the counter and near the drive-through window. At one point, a second employee gets involved in the scuffle.” (11/13/18)

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/11/13/police-search-for-woman-who-attacked-mcdonalds-manager-over-ketchup/

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9) SC: Man argues self-defense in shooting of road pirate
Source: WSPA 7 News

“A man accused of shooting a Charleston police officer during a pursuit has claimed self-defense in the matter. The case got off to an explosive start Tuesday as the suspect, who is acting as his own attorney, questioned his alleged victim. Mark Blake told the courtroom he shot the officer in self-defense. But prosecutors have a different term for it — attempted murder. Police say Blake drove away from a traffic stop, ditched his car, and led police on a foot chase in West Ashley before shooting officer Cory Goldstein back in March of 2013. Goldstein fired back, leaving both men with gunshot wounds. … [Goldstein] says he initially tried to pull Blake over for a window tint violation.” (11/14/18)

https://www.wspa.com/news/man-claims-self-defense-in-shooting-charleston-police-officer/1596635608

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10) Brown: If Abrams doesn’t win, GOP “stole” Georgia election
Source: Fox News

“Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) said Wednesday that if fellow Democrat Stacey Abrams does not win her gubernatorial race in Georgia, then it will mean the election was ‘stolen’ from her. Brown made the remarks at a National Action Network event in the nation’s capitol, and said that the GOP ‘can’t win elections fairly.’ Abrams’ campaign filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to force a runoff in the election, for which Brian Kemp had declared victory. ‘If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it. It’s clear,’ Brown said, accusing Republicans in Georgia of shutting down rural precincts in predominantly-black areas.” (11/14/18)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/11/14/sherrod-brown-if-stacey-abrams-doesnt-win-then-gop-stole-election

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11) Woodward attacks CNN for suing White House: “Emotionally unhinged”
Source: Aol News

“Legendary journalist and author Bob Woodward is not joining his colleagues in their support of CNN’s Jim Acosta. After Acosta had his hard pass to the White House suspended, CNN filed a lawsuit against the White House. The suit alleges that Acosta’s first and fifth amendment rights were violated. Woodward attacked CNN arguing too many media figures quote, ‘have become emotionally unhinged.’ He was speaking at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Florida … he went on to say, ‘the remedy isn’t suing the administration …. it’s more serious reporting about what he’s doing.’” (11/14/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/11/14/bob-woodward-attacks-cnn-for-suing-the-white-house-saying-media-figures-have-become-emotionally-unhinged-report/23589241/

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12) Amazon’s NYC deal gets Cuomo, De Blasio on wrong side of Big Apple residents, fellow Democrats
Source: Fox News

“New York’s top politicians, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, have been accused of an “immoral waste of taxpayers’ money” and being out of touch with their constituents as the chorus of complaints grows louder over the incentive-laden package put together by the Democrats to lure Amazon to the Big Apple. The comments come as residents and politicians from within the Democratic Party voice their displeasure with what they perceive as too sweet a deal for Amazon to set up shop in Long Island City, a diverse Queens neighborhood they say has long been in need of improvements in affordable housing, education and infrastructure. ‘True progressive leaders of the Democratic Party do not throw corporate welfare at the richest man in the world,’ New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents the area, told Fox News. ‘Jeff Bezos, Amazon Cuomo, and Mayor de Blasio got in a room and cut out the people who this deal is going to affect, whose money will be spent to make it all possible.’” (11/14/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/cuomo-de-blasio-blasted-by-democrats-and-nyc-residents-over-incentive-laden-deal-to-bring-amazon-to-big-apple

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13) FL: Scott will recuse himself from certifying results of US Senate election
Source: Tampa Bay Times

“Gov. Rick Scott will not participate in the Elections Canvassing Commission on Tuesday, relieving him from the chance that he could certify — or not — the results of his U.S. Senate race. Scott had been silent about his participation on the canvassing commission, a relatively obscure board that signs off on the results of each federal, state and multi-county election. The commission consists of Scott and two members of the Cabinet that he chooses. On Wednesday, his lawyer told U.S. District Judge Mark Walker that Scott plans to recuse himself from the commission, just like he did in 2014, when Scott was running for re-election and also faced the chance of certifying the results of his own election.” (11/14/18)

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/11/14/rick-scott-will-recuse-himself-from-certifying-the-results-of-his-own-election/

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14) Michelle Obama opens up about smoking cannabis as a teen in new memoir
Source: Smell the Truth

“Michelle Obama isn’t holding much back about her past in her new memoir. The former First Lady and lawyer wrote candidly about her formative years in ‘Becoming,’ Obama’s upcoming book chronicling the events that have shaped her from childhood to the White House. She even opened up about her teenage years of smoking weed with her ex. ‘We went on real dates, going for what we considered upscale dinners at Red Lobster and to the movies,’ Michelle wrote of her now ex-boyfriend, David. ‘We fooled around and smoked pot in his car.’ She also recalls a ‘looser, more wild’ Barack Obama in his younger days, who ‘smoked pot in the lush volcanic foothills of Oahu,’ she wrote.” (11/14/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/11/13/michelle-obama-opens-up-about-smoking-marijuana-as-a-teen-in-new-memoir

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15) CA: Jury clears Johnson & Johnson of liability in talc cancer case
Source: Reuters

“A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said. The jury in Humboldt County Superior Court in Eureka, California rejected claims by Carla Allen who said that her mesothelioma, a tissue cancer closely linked to asbestos exposure, was caused by the company’s talc products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder. J&J denies the allegations, saying decades of scientific testing and regulatory approvals have shown its talc to be safe and asbestos-free. Plaintiffs in the litigation allege that J&J knew of asbestos fibers in its cosmetic talc and concealed risks associated with the products.” (11/14/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cancer-lawsuit/jury-clears-jj-of-liability-in-california-talc-cancer-case-idUSKCN1NJ2XB

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16) US House: Republicans block Democratic bill to end illegal US role in Yemen war
Source: Washington Examiner

“House Republicans on Tuesday blocked any quick vote on a Democratic bill that would have ended U.S. support in the civil war in Yemen. The majority on the House Rules Committee stripped the privilege status of the War Powers Resolution sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and supported by other top Democrats, meaning it can not longer leapfrog committee hearings and be fast-tracked to the chamber floor. The move comes as House Republicans capitalize on their last weeks in power before a Democratic majority takes over in January and is the latest chapter in the rising controversy on Capitol Hill over the war support.” (11/13/18)

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/republicans-block-democratic-bill-to-end-us-role-in-yemen-war

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17) Ted Olson helps CNN go after Trump
Source: USA Today

“Attorney Theodore B. Olson, the legal heavyweight best known for taking the Republicans’ winning case before the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore, is one of the attorneys representing CNN in its lawsuit against the Trump administration over the revocation of correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials. ‘The Supreme Court has held in no uncertain terms that the First Amendment protects ‘robust political debate,’ including speech that it is critical of those who hold public office,’ Olson said in a statement on Tuesday. ‘Mr. Acosta’s press credentials must be restored so that all members of the press know they will remain free to ask tough questions, challenge government officials, and report the business of the nation to the American people.’” (11/14/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/11/14/trump-v-cnn-ted-olson-who-won-bush-v-gore-takes-up-acostas-case/1997502002

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18) China: Young Marxists go missing after protesting for workers
Source: CNN

“Fear is sweeping through the campuses of China’s elite universities following a nationwide government crackdown aimed at silencing left-wing student activists, who had been campaigning for greater rights and protections for ordinary workers. Since August at least nine young Chinese labor advocates have been forcibly detained in major cities across the country, a sharp escalation in Beijing’s campaign against student activism on university campuses.” (11/13/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/asia/china-student-marxist-missing-intl/index.html

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19) GA: Kemp claims “insurmountable lead;” Dems cast doubt
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“As Democrats ratcheted up their attacks on Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, he claimed Wednesday that results certified by county election officials confirm he has an ‘insurmountable lead’ in the governor’s race. At a news conference, Georgia Democrats cast doubt on the legitimacy of any election count that ends with the former secretary of state being certified as the winner of a fiercely fought election against Stacey Abrams, who’s seeking to become the first black woman elected governor in the U.S. ‘We believe that Brian Kemp mismanaged this election to sway it in his favor,’ said Abrams’ campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo, surrounded by Democratic lawmakers at the Georgia Capitol. … Kemp’s campaign, which has repeatedly called on Abrams to concede, repeated that call Wednesday, saying Abrams and her supporters have used ‘fake vote totals,’ ‘desperate press conferences’ and ‘dangerous lawsuits’ to try to ‘steal the election.’” (11/14/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Georgia-election-uncertainty-lingers-amid-legal-13390245.php

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20) TX: Supersonic jet crash kills one US Air Force pilot, hospitalizes another
Source: CBS News

“A T-38C Talon supersonic jet crashed Tuesday night at Laughlin Air Force Base in southern Texas, killing one pilot and sending a second to a hospital, the base said. His condition wasn’t specified by officials, and their identities are being withheld until their families are notified.” (11/14/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/del-rio-texas-laughlin-air-force-base-t38-talon-supersonic-jet-crash-today-2018-11-14/

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

21) Concealed carry key to safety for all
Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“If something happens in your presence, you are the first responder. No one else is. The moment a crisis begins, no one else is in a better position to defend your life and the lives of those around you. Any law that makes it harder for you to do so is making the problem worse.” (11/14/18)

https://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2018/11/14/voices/opinion-concealed-carry-key-to-safety-for-all/159903.html

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22) Kim Kardashian’s private firefighters expose the fault lines of America
Source: The Atlantic
by Alexis C Madrigal

“As multiple devastating wildfires raged across California, a private firefighting crew reportedly helped save Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s home in Calabasas, TMZ reported this week. The successful defense of the $50 million mansion is the most prominent example of a trend that’s begun to receive national attention: for-hire firefighters protecting homes, usually on the payroll of an insurance company with a lot at risk. … Not everyone would say this is a bad thing. The late libertarian economist Fred McChesney argued that ‘private, for-profit production of fire services yields lower average costs than the costs of government provision, for equivalent levels of output.’ Several libertarian economists have become fascinated with privatizing fire departments. It’s not hard to imagine why. If you could prove you don’t need the government to provide collective protection from conflagration, then what do you need government for at all?” (11/14/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/kim-kardashian-kanye-west-history-private-firefighting/575887

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23) Drug-war and immigration-war tyranny
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Ludwig von Mises pointed out that one government intervention inevitably leads to more government interventions. The reason is that the first intervention inevitably causes a crisis. Rather than repeal the original intervention, public officials double down by enacting a new intervention to fix the crisis caused by the first intervention. The second intervention, however, doesn’t fix the crisis but instead makes it worse, which then causes public officials to enact a third intervention, and a fourth, a fifth, and more. At the end of this interventionist road is a full-fledged police state, a type of society in which the freedom and privacy of the citizenry has been destroyed.” (11/14/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/11/14/drug-war-and-immigrant-war-tyranny/

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24) Red flag gun laws: Yet another government weapon for compliance and control
Source: OpEdNews
by John W Whitehead

“The war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on illegal immigration, asset forfeiture schemes, road safety schemes, school safety schemes, eminent domain: all of these programs started out as legitimate responses to pressing concerns and have since become weapons of compliance and control in the police state’s hands. Mark my words: red flag gun laws, which allow the police to remove guns from people suspected of being threats, will only add to the government’s power. These laws, growing in popularity as a legislative means by which to seize guns from individuals viewed as a danger to themselves or others, are yet another Trojan Horse, a stealth maneuver by the police state to gain greater power over an unsuspecting and largely gullible populace.” (11/14/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Red-Flag-Gun-Laws-Yet-Ano-by-John-Whitehead-Blowback_Guns_Hitler_Police-181114-518.html

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25) Why Hillary Clinton will never be president
Source: Fox News Forum
by Lisa Boothe

“An op-ed published this week in the Wall Street Journal has ignited rumors of a potential 2020 presidential run for Hillary Clinton. The piece discusses the different iterations of Hillary Clinton the public has seen over the past 30-plus years. But none of those versions became president and no matter how many times Clinton tries to reinvent herself she cannot change who she is at the core: inauthentic, unlikable and out of touch. … the fact there have been so many different versions of Clinton is precisely the problem.” (11/14/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/why-hillary-clinton-will-never-be-president

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26) Grand Old Paranoia
Source: The New Republic
by Colin Dickey

“In the months before the midterms, the GOP began sounding the alarm that the Democrats, should they take back the House, were planning a slew of investigations into nearly every aspect of the Trump administration: tax returns, family businesses, Russia, Stormy Daniels, excessive spending by cabinet secretaries, the travel ban, family separation, the failure to adequately respond to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico–and much, much more. In August, Republican leaders and donors began circulating a spreadsheet that listed each potential investigation, over a hundred in all. … The document was packaged as merely informational, but its larger message was obvious. Democrats, it implied, were vindictive and out of control, driven less by truth than by revenge fantasies and conspiracy theories. There is a difference, though, between conspiracy theory and conspiracy. The latter is a crime–difficult to prove, but nonetheless real. American political history is laden with them; Watergate and Iran-Contra are only the most brazen of recent conspiracies. Conspiracy theories, meanwhile, string unconnected scandals together into an increasingly implausible master narrative orchestrated by a single puppet master.” (11/14/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/152195/grand-old-paranoia-republican-conspiracy-theories-warp-washington

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27) Public deliberation as pre-meditated injustice
Source: Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Jason Brennan

“Committing injustice in the heat of the moment is bad; committing the same injustice after cool deliberation is usually worse. Everyone accepts that. But when you read democratic theory, you tend to find the opposite intuition. If democratic leaders do unjust act X in the heat of the moment, that’s bad. But if we have a lengthy democratic deliberative process which then decides to X, that’s not as bad. Indeed, that might confer justification upon X, or so most democratic theorists say. But on it’s face, that’s odd.” (11/14/18)

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2018/11/public-deliberation-as-pre-meditated-injustice/

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28) Fifteen years ago, we predicted the financial crash; we think another is on its way
Source: In These Times
by staff

“Throughout our 42-year history, In These Times has often played the role of Cassandra. Perhaps the most unhappy instance is our prediction of the burst of the housing bubble, and the devastating foreclosure crisis that followed. In his 2003 article, ‘Bursting Bubbles,’ economist Dean Baker warned that the popular progressive explanation for the 2001 recession was wrong. Bill Clinton may have boasted in 2000 of ‘the best economy in 30 years,’ but George W. Bush’s disastrous tax cuts and military profligacy only partly explained the subsequent slump. The Clinton-era economic boom, Baker wrote, ‘was built on three unsustainable bubbles’: the stock bubble, which had already burst, and the dollar and housing bubbles, which were sure to. It was these bubbles, Baker argued, ‘that created the basis for the 2001 recession and the economy’s continuing period of stagnation.’ Baker predicted that the housing bubble had reached its peak, with troubling consequences. The rise in home prices was outpacing inflation, and families were counting on that rise in home values to offset high unemployment and stagnant wages. The result was skyrocketing mortgage debt” (11/14/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21536/financial-crash-2008-bank-regulation

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29) Restricting e-cigarette flavors endangers public health
Source: Reason
by Jacob Sullum

“Critics of the vaping industry portray the flavors that the Food and Drug Administration wants to ban from stores that admit minors as evidence of a conspiracy to hook the youth of America on nicotine. The FDA itself has a more sophisticated understanding of the market but is still far too willing to sacrifice the interests of adult smokers in the name of fighting an ‘epidemic’ of underage e-cigarette use. … making e-cigarettes less appealing and less accessible has a public health cost, measured in smoking-related diseases and deaths that otherwise would not have occurred. Yet that is what the FDA’s new restrictions on e-cigarettes, which limit the flavor options in most stores to menthol, mint, and tobacco, will do.” (11/14/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/11/14/restricting-e-cigarette-flavors-endanger

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30) “Trust-busting” causes more problems than it solves
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Ashley Keimach

“The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 started out as a provision to protect consumers from nefarious monopolies, but it has quickly evolved into a strong-arm tactic used to scare companies into submission. … with President Trump’s threat to use antitrust laws against Amazon and other tech giants in an interview with Axios on November 6, it’s now clearer than ever that our antitrust laws are antiquated and useless. Beyond that, they’re often merely a ploy the government uses to cover up the cronyism that leads to the creation of monopolistic giants in the first place.” (11/14/18)

https://fee.org/articles/trust-busting-causes-more-problems-than-it-solves/

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31) Socialized medicine requires six things; America has none of them
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by Jared Whitley

“In the age of Trump, where out-of-control emotions, shifting demographic trends, and a technological arms race have made politics completely unpredictable, post-election Democrats have embraced the one issue they think can expand their power: socialized health care. Driving the Democrats’ unrepentant socialist tide is the expression ‘change can’t wait.’ According to their friends at The New Republic, this saying ‘captures the promise and impatience of today’s Democratic Party.’ When Democrats complain about government inaction, they frequently point to European countries and bemoan why can’t we just be more like them?!? Alas the Left enjoys looking at the results of socialized medicine in other developed nations, but they aren’t very interested how they do it. The truth is a country can have socialized medicine, but they need the six things.” (11/13/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/socialized-medicine-democrats-health-care

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32) Transpartisan Plan #2: A better approach to government health care
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“I think the key to creating a viable program for health care depends on being very clear on the goals that one is trying to achieve and matching those goals well with the capabilities of government. Obamacare was a huge mess in this regard, weaving all over the place in terms of goals (increasing insurance coverage, lowering costs, improving care effectiveness) and assigning roles to the government that were laughably poorly matched to its skills. Take increasing the percentage of Americans with health insurance, probably the number one goal of Obamacare and the metric most cited to evaluate its success. Is the core need of Americans really to have health insurance, or it something else?” (11/14/18)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2018/11/transpartisan-plan-2-a-better-approach-to-government-health-care-focus-the-government-on-the-one-thing-it-does-best.html

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33) The initiation of force, and forcing things
Source: Medium
by James Leroy Wilson

“Libertarianism as a political movement pushes for less government. Libertarianism as political philosophy holds individual liberty as the highest end of politics. Many (not all) who adhere to the libertarian political philosophy also adhere to a moral principle known as the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP, which I previously alluded to) or the Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP). People articulate the principle differently, but with the same intention.” (11/13/18)

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34) Matthew Whitaker’s Supreme Court positions are incoherent
Source: USA Today
by Andrew Coan & Toni Massaro

“In a widely reported 2014 interview, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker criticized Marbury v. Madison, perhaps the most celebrated Supreme Court decision in American history. He also criticized the Court’s decisions upholding important New Deal legislation like the Social Security and Fair Labor Standards Acts. These comments have provoked rebukes of Whitaker’s extremism and ignorance of constitutional law, but almost no one has taken them seriously. That is a mistake. At least for the time being, Whitaker is the nation’s highest ranking law enforcement officer. Besides the president and Supreme Court justices, perhaps no federal official wields more power over Americans’ rights and liberties than the attorney general. If Whitaker still holds the views he expressed in 2014, the implications are profoundly troubling.” (11/14/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/14/matthew-whitaker-acting-attorney-general-supreme-court-constitutional-crisis-column/1977742002

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35) The science-based community and e-cigarettes
Source: Heartland Institute
by Jeff Stier

“Government agencies populated with scientists people are pleased to call ‘experts’ are often thought to be above the ordinary give-and-take of politics and, especially, immune to the clarion calls of activists and pressure of public opinion. Scientific experts, or ‘the science-based community,’ is supposed to be driven by data and evidence, not the naked pressure of agenda driven interests. As we will see in the case of the Food and Drug Administration’s relationship to e-cigarette regulation, these assumptions about the impartiality of scientists don’t always hold water.” (11/14/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/11/the-science-based-community-and-e-cigarettes/

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36) Six recent US antiwar demonstrations your rulers don’t want you talking about
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“A friend told me yesterday that he hadn’t seen an antiwar protest in America in ten years. It was a sincere comment; he genuinely hadn’t seen any coverage on any peace activism in his country during that time. And of course he hadn’t; it is mainstream media’s job to distort public narratives in favor of the war-hungry plutocratic class which owns the media outlets. But I’ve actually been noticing a lot of antiwar activism lately which, while often far from the spotlight of mass media attention, has given me much hope for the future. It is true there was a noticeable lull in vocal demonstrations against military violence since George W Bush left office, largely due to mainstream US partisan dynamics. Mainstream liberals supported Obama, so they avoided bringing attention to his continuation of Bush’s policies of mass murder, while mainstream conservatives ignored the Obama administration’s violence since they focused on attacking him as a weakling and a terrorist sympathizer, and of course had no ground to stand on for any criticisms of warmongering after supporting eight years of Bush.” (11/14/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/11/14/six-recent-us-antiwar-demonstrations-your-rulers-dont-want-you-talking-about

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37) Advantages of being a libertarian, part 4
Source: WendyMcElroy.com
by Brad

“I’ve met sound, principled libertarians who believe that human life begins at conception, and are pro-life. I’ve met equally principled libertarians who believe that rights begin at birth, and are pro-choice. And I’ve met countless others with positions in between. What that means to me is that we have a philosophical disagreement, and a possible area for discussion. It doesn’t mean that anyone on either side is evil or hates women.” (11/14/18)

http://www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php?extend.9146

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38) Amazon’s HQ2: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right, and wrong
Source: Acton Institute
by Rev. Ben Johnson

“‘If we have $1.7b to give to Amazon, then that means we have $1.7b to forgive NY student loan debt,’ Cortez tweeted. One can quibble over what should be funded, but government spending always comes with an opportunity cost. Washington, D.C., could have increased its police force by 181 percent. New York state could have paid for all of its road maintenance, statewide, for three years. There’s another option, seemingly unthinkable to any politician: The government could have refrained from spending the money at all. However, reducing or eliminating taxes is not ‘spending.’” (11/14/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/11/14/amazons-hq2-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-right-and-wrong

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39) Mainstream media still stupid on nullification
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“Well, it’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to take apart a mainstream news report on nullification. You probably won’t be surprised when I tell you that after all of these years, reporters are still stupid on the issue. In truth, we haven’t really seen a lot of discussion about historical nullification in the mainstream over the last couple of years. That’s mainly because states have nullified federal actions in effect by simply refusing to cooperate with the enforcement of federal laws and the implementation of federal programs. The anti-commandeering doctrine makes nullification through non-cooperation uncontroversial — at least in a legal sense. The strategy is SCOTUS-approved. But CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski brought historical nullification back into the spotlight by digging up statements acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker made in support of the principle back in 2013. Whitaker was talking about state governments having the courage to nullify ObamaCare, noting that the states created the federal government, not the other way around.” (11/14/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/14/mainstream-media-still-stupid-on-nullification/

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40) Democrats seek tax cuts for the rich
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
by staff

“Democrats now control the House, and they have made it clear they will use that power to trap the Trump administration in a morass of investigations designed to distract the president for the next two years. Given the ferocity of the resistance, this may leave little time to actually govern. But if Democrats do eventually get around to pushing an actual legislative agenda, expect the Trump tax reform to be high on the hit list. Having taken the House majority, The Wall Street Journal reported this week, Democrats ‘will aim to reverse tax cuts for high-income households.’ Well, sort of. The Journal notes that many Democrats will seek to finance an infrastructure bill by ‘rolling back cuts in the corporate and top individual tax rates.’ This will allow them to masquerade for their progressive base and media stenographers as class warriors intent on ensuring the fiendish 1 percenters pay their ‘fair share.’ But it would all be a shell game.” (11/14/18)

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-democrats-seek-tax-cuts-for-the-rich-1526627

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41) Preparing for the looming Bitcoin Cash fork
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Jamie Redman

“On Nov. 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network faces a contentious fork and many BCH users have been wondering what to do with their funds before the consensus changes. In order to address some questions concerning the upcoming fork, news.Bitcoin.com has outlined some of the options available for BCH proponents.” (11/14/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/preparing-for-the-impending-bitcoin-cash-fork/

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42) Why Mueller’s Russia findings won’t matter
Source: Reuters
by Lincoln Mitchell

“Within hours of the polls closing on Election Day, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been ousted from the Trump administration, to be replaced by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Few doubt that Sessions was essentially fired because of his failure to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, from which Sessions had recused himself. Whitaker’s previous comments, by contrast, suggest that he might fire the special counsel or simply bury his findings. The prospect of any of this happening has set off a firestorm of concern and anger among Americans who want to know the full truth about Russia’s involvement in the race for the White House and see that justice is served if there was collaboration. Many Democrats have made it clear that they would see any premature halt to the Mueller investigation as a grave constitutional threat. They make a sound argument, but despite the significant Democratic wins in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, there is still little that can be done about this.” (11/14/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mitchell-mueller-commentary/commentary-why-muellers-russia-findings-wont-matter-idUSKCN1NJ28I

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43) Socialists and capitalism
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“New York Mayor Bill de Blasio helped snag Amazon for his city. Yes, the long-awaited destination of Amazon’s HQ2 has been determined. Amazon is not putting all its eggs into the Queens borough, though: there’s another headquarters … to be placed near Washington, D.C. The mayor seems quite proud of the deal. I’ve not been de Blasio’s biggest fan; too often he sounds like a socialist. But this deal? It’s crony capitalism.” (11/14/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/11/14/socialists-and-capitalism/

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44) Learning how to defend ideas, dialectically speaking
Source: Notablog
by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

“You don’t want to learn how to oppose the weakest arguments that your intellectual opponents have to offer; you want to seriously engage the best of their traditions. You do no service to the intellectual integrity of the ideas you oppose or the intellectual integrity of your own developing body of ideas by going after fallacious ‘straw man’ arguments that are not truly representative of what your critics are saying.” (11/13/18)

https://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/notablog/archives/002563.html

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45) We have an identity problem
Source: Town Hall
by Walter E Williams

“Health and Human Services Department officials have been circulating a proposal to define sex. Their memo says, ‘Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.’ They add, ‘The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.’ I think the latter statement lacks complete rigor. It’s chromosomes, not what’s on a birth certificate, that determine one’s sex. Therefore, if a fetus has XX chromosomes, a female is born, and if a fetus has XY chromosomes, a male is born. What’s an open-and-shut case in biology can become confused in the political/social arena, particularly when one’s sex is referred to as one’s gender.” [editor’s note: Actually there are XX males, XY females, and various trisomies; there’s more to biological sex than XX/XY. And gender identity is not the same thing as biological sex. And why should ANY of that be ANY of the government’s business? – TLK] (11/14/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2018/11/14/we-have-an-identity-problem-n2535759

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46) Which side are you on?
Source: Cato Unbound
by James G Dwyer

“Debate about child protection policy among scholars and professionals generally reflects two diametrically opposed views about state child protection services (CPS) agencies. Some see the agencies as too readily separating children from parents in overreaction to reports of abuse or neglect, whereas others see the agencies as more concerned about making parents happy than about children’s welfare. Diane Redleaf is clearly in the former category; from her perspective, CPS is ‘treacherous and error-prone,’ ‘continuously separat[ing] children from their parents,’ operating ‘in secret,’ routinely trampling ‘family rights.’ As is often the case when starkly different views of the same phenomenon persist, there is at least some basis in reality for both views.” (11/13/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/11/13/james-g-dwyer/which-side-are-you

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47) Sorry Stiglitz, it’s socialism that’s rigged, not capitalism
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by William L Anderson

“Like [Paul] Krugman, [Joseph] Stiglitz uses an array of statistics and graphs to ‘prove’ that before Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher took power, the American and British economies were ensconced in ‘equality’ and prosperity. For some unknown reason, however, free-market ideas suddenly emerged seemingly from nowhere to influence politicians to create a new economic system that undid the carefully-crafted structured post-New Deal economy which had created the American middle class and turned them into poverty-stricken serfs. There is a problem with the Stiglitz analysis: It is wrong both theoretically and empirically.” (11/14/18)

https://mises.org/wire/sorry-stiglitz-it%E2%80%99s-socialism-%E2%80%99s-rigged-not-capitalism

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48) The Mueller probe has become too big
Source: spiked
by Luke Gittos

“The Mueller probe is purportedly an investigation into interference by Russian agents in the 2016 presidential election. But it has a very broad remit. For many Democrats, it has become the golden ticket to ending Donald Trump’s presidency — particularly after the Midterms, which failed to deliver the ‘Blue Wave’ they expected. … it is also concerning that the Mueller investigation has become a stand-in for political opposition to Trump. In the aftermath of the Midterms, Democrats are still waiting for the bombshell revelation that could derail Trump’s presidency.” (11/13/18)

https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/11/14/the-mueller-probe-has-become-too-big/

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49) Will our monstrous debt swallow America’s prosperity?
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by staff

“We’ve written about the threat our growing federal debt poses a number of times in past years. But it was usually posed as a hypothetical problem in the distant future. Well, guess what: It’s now about to become a real problem. And Americans will discover a tough lesson: There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. As Jeffrey Goldblum said in the horror movie ‘The Fly,’ ‘Be afraid. Be very afraid.’ Because, as in the horror movie genre, our monster debt could just gobble up our entire federal budget. Or enough of it that it feels like it’s the entire budget. A recent Wall Street Journal report gave the gory details: Just last year, paying the interest on our $20 trillion in debt took just $263 billion, equal to 6.6% of all federal spending or about 1.4% of GDP. That’s low, largely because half of our debt was issued while the Fed held interest rates at zero percent. That’s no longer the case, however.” (11/14/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/debt-large-spending-threaten-prosperity

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50) Jim Crow never went away
Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“If you ever need an illustration of just how stupid the average voter is, find a voter who is complaining about racist government policies and ask them how they plan to change it. 99 percent (a conservative estimate, it’s probably higher) of the time the voter will tell you that they’re planning to beg the government to change its policies. If you point out how stupid that idea is, they’ll point to the elimination of slavery and the striking down of Jim Crow laws as proof that their strategy works, which should prove to you that the person you’re conversing with is extremely gullible (on the upside you probably just found a buyer for that bridge that you’re trying to offload). While the government has said that it eliminated slavery and Jim Crow laws, it really just changed some legal definitions.” (11/13/18)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2018/11/13/jim-crow-never-went-away/

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51) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 181
Source: Free Man Beyond the Wall

“A Brief Survey of the Opium Trade in America.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-181-a-brief-survey-of-the-opium-trade-in-america

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52) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 11/14/18
Source: Freedom’s Phoenix

“James Corbett (The Corbett Report) on a variety of world news headlines — Chris Pacia on the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork — John Whitehead (Rutherford Institute) updates us on the American police state, the status of our civil rights, and the future.” [MP3] (11/14/18)

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/251166-2018-11-14-11-14-18-james-corbett-chris-pacia-bch-hardfork-john.htm

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53) Reason Podcast, 11/14/18
Source: Reason

“[Nick Gillespie talks with Kmele Foster] about how the Michael Bell story exemplifies what Freethink Media is trying to accomplish, what it was like growing up in an immigrant household (his mother is Jamaican), why libertarianism is underrepresented among racial and ethnic minorities, how he came to his anarcho-capitalist beliefs, and what his hopes are for his 1-year-old daughter.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/14/kmele-foster-podcast

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54) Blockchain 2025, 11/14/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“Stablecoin Mania Part 2 — A Bridge or a Roadblock?.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e559-Stablecoin-Mania-Part-2-A-Bridge-or-a-Roadblock

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55) The Libertarian Angle, 11/14/18
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

“Should the United States have been involved in World War I? Did it make the world safe for democracy, or was it the recipe for a violence-filled 20th century? Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling discuss.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/the-libertarian-angle-the-horrific-consequences-of-wwi/

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56) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/14/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“The surprise resignation of Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman over a ceasefire agreement with Gaza — after a botched Israeli raid broke the initial ceasefire — has brought Israel to the brink of snap elections. Who are the main players and what to expect?” [Flash video] (11/14/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/chaos-in-israel-are-bibis-days-numbered

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57) Jaywalking with Jay Nordlinger, 11/14/18
Source: National Review

“Jay ends this podcast with a chorus, a heavenly chorus, carrying us off into the eternal blue. Before we get there, however, there is talk of economics, foreign policy, political philosophy, and more. There’s also more music: including a bit of Callas in Carmen.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/jaywalking/episode-44-carried-off/

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58) Scott Adams Says, 11/14/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams explains why FOXNews supporting CNN on Acosta lawsuit is brilliant but looks stupid to you.” [Flash video] (11/14/18)

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1jMJgOVLqNMJL

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59) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 22
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“In today’s episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Holy Wars … The Punishment Due by Megadeth classic. I think there is still some dispute over which angle it officially takes, anti religion or antiwar? Where did we end up?” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/14/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/better-this-than-a-neocon-with-tricia-stuart-sounds-like-liberty-episode-22/

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60) Essential Libertarianism, episode 51
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Sophisticated slavery, by Marco den Ouden.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

https://www.essentiallibertarianism.com/2018/11/14/sophisticated-slavery-el051/

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61) Electric Libertyland, episode 98
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s Electric Libertyland Brian gets into the shooting at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, CA, the ‘Camp Fire’ wildfire ravaging the Los Angeles hills and also the results of the Midterm elections. Then he turns his attention to South African government programs segregated against whites, Mexico looking to legalize weed and finally, a shocking turn of events that finds Brian on the same side as avowed socialist tiny-brain Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/11/14/electric-libertyland-98-the-frozen-hellscape-i-agree-with-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

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62) Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, 11/14/18
Source: The Intercept

“This week on Intercepted: Columbia University professor Bernard Harcourt lays out the multidecade history of paramilitarized politics in the U.S., how the tactics of the war on terror have come back to American soil, and why no one talks about drone strikes anymore. Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore talks about his recent visit from the FBI in connection to the pipe bomb packages and who he thinks should run against Trump in 2020. Journalist and lawyer Josie Duffy Rice analyzes the battle over vote counts in Florida and Georgia, the Republican campaign to suppress black voters, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, and why she isn’t protesting the firing of Jeff Sessions. Jeremy Scahill explains why Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer need to go away.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/11/14/donald-trump-and-the-counterrevolutionary-war/

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63) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 271
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #271, Joanne Leon joins the show to discuss the antiwar movement and the Democratic Party. Joanne gives a recent history of the Democratic Party and the divisions within the party. Joanne explains who is who in the party and what factions of the party may be allies with the antiwar movement. Joanne and Kyle review the midterm election results on the left side of the aisle and the firing of Jeff Sessions.” [various formats] (11/14/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-271-antiwar-democrats-guest-joanne-leon

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64) Free Talk Live, 11/13/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“DEA and ICE Ordering Streetlight Cameras :: Anypay and Cointext :: Bitcoin Cash Schism Approaching – What it Means :: Hash War :: Proof of Work and Proof of Stake :: Libertarian Socialism :: Investment :: Money :: Speeding Vans :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Vin.” (11/13/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-11-13

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65) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1283
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“According to the survey we ran for the Freedom Feud game aboard the Contra Cruise, the #2 most popular guest on the Tom Woods Show is Scott Horton, the great foreign-policy expert. This time, though, we discuss his background, his evolution, how he became a libertarian and foreign-policy expert, and a lot more.” [various formats] (11/13/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1283-scott-horton-on-scott-horton-the-making-of-a-libertarian-foreign-policy-expert/

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