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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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In the News:

0) A Thanksgiving note from the publisher …
1) Trump submits written answers to Mueller
2) Dow finishes down 550 points as stocks erase 2018 gains
3) Facebook’s Zuckerberg under pressure amid calls to resign as chairman
4) Israel: Regime will ask US regime to make mean ol’ Airbnb pretend its West Bank squats are legal
5) Hungary: Macedonia’s fugitive ex-PM claims asylum granted
6) Steyer unveils six-figure ad buy, platform in apparent signal of 2020 presidential bid
7) Source: World’s largest state sponsor of terrorism may add Venezuela to state terrorism sponsor list
8) “Fake news” follows migrant caravan’s journey north
9) Trump says US stands with Saudi terror kingpin despite journalist’s murder
10) Google News may shut down in EU over “link tax”
11) Russian challenge to chemical weapons watchdog rejected
12) Afghanistan: Kabul wedding hall blast kills 43
13) In Mississippi Senate race, “hanging” remark spurs Democrats
14) MA: Northampton mayor first in line as recreational marijuana sales begin
15) FL: State Supreme Court doesn’t want to listen to Miami’s top prosecutor whine about self-defense law
16) Father files frivolous class-action suit vs. McDonald’s over “advertising” of Happy Meals
17) KY: Mom sues Texas Roadhouse after being told to cover up while breastfeeding
18) Lock her up? Ivanka Trump reportedly used personal email for official business
19) European zoos to send critically endangered rhinos to Rwanda
20) Judge blocks Trump’s asylum ban

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Julian Assange deserves a Medal of Freedom, not a secret indictment
22) Two numbers that explain why Trump won’t sanction Saudi Arabia
23) Are we being invaded yet?
24) Trump can’t stop praising his “great” Saudi “ally”
25) Life secrets
26) Against privacy fundamentalism in the United States
27) Have you got a permit for that trolley?
28) Where is Latin America going?
29) Charting the danger of the modern left
30) Are you doers of the word?
31) No-study politics
32) Children’s welfare and the state’s fiduciary responsibility
33) Super-rich Obama should give taxpayers their money back
34) “Nei til EU!” What is the “Norway Option?”
35) The white plantation
36) Main Street in Gopher Prairie (and elsewhere)
37) A new economic model for the South: Ditch corporate welfare & fund agricultural co-ops
38) The fault in our firecrackers: How banning firecrackers might not be an ideal solution
39) Bad arguments for democracy #2: No external standards
40) Fear, loathing and opportunity: How crypto traders are handling the drop
41) A leftist foreign policy should reject economic sanctions
42) Suppressing Trump’s bigotry on Facebook is another form of bias
43) What’s the Brexit process — no, not the Brexit deal, the Brexit process?
44) Still no peace on Earth
45) The next crash
46) The eerie parallels between Trump and the Watergate “road map”
47) Why your white clothing is no longer white
48) Abolishing ICE means defunding it
49) Five reasons you should avoid take-home DNA tests
50) The psychology of systemic consensus

The Sound and the Fury:

51) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 112
52) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/20/18
53) Humans of Bitcoin, 11/20/18
54) Postcards from Somalia, episode 20
55) Scott Adams Says, 11/20/18
56) Political Research Digest, 11/20/18
57) Stossel: Let them vape
58) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 83
59) Free Talk Live, 11/19/18
60) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/19/18
61) Editor’s Break, episode 111
62) Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, episode 46
63) Patrick Martin on The Scott Horton Show
64) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1287
65) Clear and Present Danger, episode 17

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0) A Thanksgiving note from the publisher …

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1) Trump submits written answers to Mueller
Source: The Hill

“President Trump has submitted his written answers to questions related to the Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, the president’s legal team announced Tuesday. ‘The president today answered written questions submitted by The Special Counsel’s office. The questions presented dealt with issues regarding the Russia-related topics of the inquiry. The president responded in writing,’ said Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s outside lawyers. Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, said the president decided to answer written questions even though his legal team believes ‘much of what has been asked raised serious constitutional issues and was beyond the scope of a legitimate inquiry.’” (11/20/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/417732-trump-submits-written-answers-to-mueller

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2) Dow finishes down 550 points as stocks erase 2018 gains
Source: MarketWatch

“U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, extending a pre-Thanksgiving rout that has been fueled mostly by a selling in shares of technology and internet-related companies, but has now spread to ensnare the broader market. … The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 551.8 points, or 2.2%, to end at 24,465.64, and tumbled by as many as 648 points at the session’s lows. The S&P 500 index was down 48.84 points, or 1.8%, at 2,641.9, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was off by 119.65 points to 6,908.82, a drop of 1.7%.” (11/20/18)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-futures-tumble-nearly-300-points-nasdaq-poised-to-fall-by-triple-digits-2018-11-20

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3) Facebook’s Zuckerberg under pressure amid calls to resign as chairman
Source: Fox News

“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing increased pressure to defend himself as one of America’s premier media critics called for him to step aside as chairman of the board, citing a ‘serious crisis’ at the tech giant. Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan wrote a scathing piece on Monday that declared Zuckerberg, 34, is ‘incapable of leading the broken behemoth that is Facebook.’ Parliamentary committees from eight countries have called for Zuckerberg to attend a Nov. 27 joint hearing in London on online disinformation, according to The Guardian. Canada, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Ireland, Brazil, Latvia and Singapore reportedly want Zuckerberg to discuss fake news and disinformation.” (11/20/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/facebook-s-mark-zuckerberg-under-pressure-amid-calls-to-resign-as-chairman

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4) Israel: Regime will ask US regime to make mean ol’ Airbnb pretend its West Bank squats are legal
Source: Reuters

“Israel plans to consult with the U.S. government over a decision by home-renting company AirBnB Inc to remove listings in Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. … ‘We will approach the U.S. government because 25 U.S. states have sanctions against American companies that boycott Israel,’ Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said on Israeli Army Radio. … Israeli settlements in occupied territory are considered illegal by most world powers.” (11/20/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-airbnb-idUSKCN1NP19W

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5) Hungary: Macedonia’s fugitive ex-PM claims asylum granted
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Macedonia’s fugitive former prime minister said Tuesday he has been granted political asylum in Hungary, a week after he fled his country to avoid serving a two-year jail sentence for a corruption conviction. Nikola Gruevski, prime minister from 2006 to 2016, is considered a close ally of right-wing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, although the government has insisted that the asylum request is purely a legal matter, not a political one. In a Facebook post, Gruevski said he was a victim of political persecution by Macedonia’s current Social Democrat government. … Authorities in Hungary did not immediately confirm he was granted asylum. Earlier Tuesday, Macedonia made a formal request to Hungary to extradite the 48-year-old conservative politician.” (11/20/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Report-Hungary-grants-asylum-to-former-13408229.php

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6) Steyer unveils six-figure ad buy, platform in apparent signal of 2020 presidential bid
Source: Fox News

“Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer unveiled his version of a Democratic platform Tuesday, launched a six-figure ad buy, and scheduled several town halls across the nation, seemingly positioning himself for a 2020 presidential run. Steyer, who for months has led an effort to impeach Trump with his organizations NextGen America and Need to Impeach, unveiled a list of ‘5 Rights,’ calling on Democrats to ‘Take a Stand’ ahead of 2020 and ‘champion the people’s positive vision of the future.’ The rights include: ‘the right to an equal vote in a fair democracy; the right to clean air and clean water; the right to learn, from pre-K through college and advanced skills training; the right to earn a living wage; and the right to health,’ according to his website. ‘These five rights should be at the core of the Democratic Party’s 2020 platform — but this is bigger than any political party,’ Steyer said in a statement. ‘These rights are fundamental to our shared belief in the promise of America, a promise of the freedom and power to pursue our dreams and earn a fair share of this country’s vast wealth.’” [editor’s note: Where do I begin … ? – SAT] (11/20/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tom-steyer-unveils-six-figure-ad-buy-platform-in-apparent-signal-of-a-2020-presidential-bid

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7) Source: World’s largest state sponsor of terrorism may add Venezuela to state terrorism sponsor list
Source: Reuters

“The United States is considering adding Venezuela to its list of state sponsors of terrorism but no final decision has been made, a person familiar with the deliberations said on Monday. Adding Venezuela to the list could limit U.S. economic assistance and impose financial restrictions on a country already suffering from hyperinflation, mass migration and shortages of food and medicine. Discussions on the issue have moved forward in recent days with strong lobbying from Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who has long pressed the administration to take a tougher stand against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the source said.” (11/19/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-usa/u-s-considers-adding-venezuela-to-terrorism-sponsors-list-source-idUSKCN1NP042

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8) “Fake news” follows migrant caravan’s journey north
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A row raging over the migrant caravan traveling toward the United States is being fueled by misinformation and false statements online. Thousands of migrants have got as far as Mexico, after the caravan which set out from Honduras has traveled north and grown in size. The caravan’s progress towards the US southern border has become the subject of intense speculation and discussion on social media. A number of false or misleading assertions are among those to be shared widely. On Monday, President Trump asserted that ‘unknown Middle Easterners’ were ‘mixed in’ with the caravan heading north. However, on Tuesday he acknowledged there was no proof of those claims. ‘There’s no proof of anything. But there could very well be,’ the president said. His initial assertion came shortly after Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth reported claims that Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales had told a local newspaper they had caught more than 100 Islamic State group fighters in the country.” (11/20/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-45951102

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9) Trump says US stands with Saudi terror kingpin despite journalist’s murder
Source: CNBC

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the U.S. stands with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a lengthy statement, punctuated with eight exclamation points, Trump said that ‘we may never know all of the facts surrounding” Khashoggi’s death, but “our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.’” [editor’s note: Unsurprising. If the Saudi regime’s involvement in killing more than 3,000 people on American soil on 9/11 wasn’t enough to prang the relationship, why would the death of one Saudi journalist be? – TLK] (11/20/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/20/trump-says-us-stands-with-saudi-arabia-despite-khashoggi-killing.html

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10) Google News may shut down in EU over “link tax”
Source: Times of India [India]

“Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed ‘link tax’ for using news stories comes into force in member countries …. Google is deeply concerned about the current proposals, which are designed to compensate struggling news publishers if snippets of their articles appear in search results, Richard Gingras, the search engine’s VP of News told the Guardian. The future of Google News could depend on whether the EU was willing to alter the phrasing of the legislation, he said.” (11/20/18)

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/google-news-may-shut-down-in-eu-over-link-tax/articleshow/66700353.cms

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11) Russian challenge to chemical weapons watchdog rejected
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The global chemical weapons watchdog’s initiative to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks survived two institutional challenges from Russia on Tuesday and is set to become operational next year. The U.S. and other Western powers at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons staved off a challenge by Russia and China to a June decision to set up an investigative team with the power to name perpetrators of chemical attacks. It means a major change in the rules of the group, which has often been considered as toothless because it could never pinpoint who was behind a chemical attack even if it proved it had happened. Following a heated session at the OPCW’s annual conference, members voted 82-30 to reject a reassessment of the June decision. Russia and China had argued that the decision should be reviewed to ensure it didn’t go beyond the OPCW mandate. Later, a Russian-Iranian move to reject the annual budget, which would have starved the new investigative team of funds, was also defeated.” (11/20/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Russian-challenge-to-chemical-weapons-watchdog-13407835.php

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12) Afghanistan: Kabul wedding hall blast kills 43
Source: CNN

“A suicide bombing at a wedding hall in the Afghan capital has killed at least 43 people and injured scores more, officials said, in one of the deadliest attacks to hit the city this year. The blast ripped through a venue near Kabul’s international airport, where a gathering of religious scholars was taking place …. The blast was carried out by a suicide bomber, according to Najib Danish, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of the Interior. The gathering was being held to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, he said. No claim of responsibility has yet been made.” (11/20/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/20/asia/kabul-wedding-hall-blast-intl/index.html

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13) In Mississippi Senate race, “hanging” remark spurs Democrats
Source: Reuters

“A white Republican senator’s casual reference to a ‘public hanging’ has invigorated a special election runoff in Mississippi, fueling Democratic hopes of an upset in a conservative state with an ugly history of racist violence. The U.S. Senate race between appointed Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy, a black former congressman and U.S. agriculture secretary, will test the power of the black vote and the viability of Democrats in a region where Republicans have dominated for decades. The Nov. 27 runoff caps a congressional election cycle drawn out by recounts and too-close-to-call races. The Mississippi result will not affect the balance of power in Congress, where Republicans will hold a Senate majority even if Hyde-Smith loses, and Democrats will control the House of Representatives.” (11/20/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-mississippi/in-mississippi-senate-race-a-hanging-remark-spurs-democrats-idUSKCN1NP15Q

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14) MA: Northampton mayor first in line as recreational marijuana sales begin
Source: CBS News

“Massachusetts became the first state on the East Coast Tuesday to allow recreational marijuana sales, meaning tens of millions of adult consumers, including those in New York City, are now within a three-hour drive from a pot shop. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports from Northampton, Massachusetts, where one of two stores opening in the state is located and where David Narkewicz will welcome legal recreational marijuana as both the ceremonial first customer and the town’s mayor.” (11/20/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/massachusetts-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-mayor-ceremonial-first-customer/

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15) FL: State Supreme Court doesn’t want to listen to Miami’s top prosecutor whine about self-defense law
Source: Bradenton Herald

“Miami-Dade’s top prosecutor wanted the Florida Supreme Court to know her office believes the state’s controversial self-defense law is unconstitutional. Justices aren’t allowing it. The Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to allow Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to introduce her position in the ongoing legal fight over the state’s Stand Your Ground law. … Under the previous incarnation of the law, a defendant had to prove to a judge that he or she was acting in self-defense in using deadly, or potentially deadly, force. Now, prosecutors have the legal burden of disproving a defendant’s claim of self-defense in a hearing before any jury trial takes place. Prosecutors must prove by ‘clear and convincing’ evidence that someone was not acting in self-defense.” [editor’s note: Actually, both formulations are defective. The standard at pre-trial hearing is probable cause, not proof of guilt; the judge should not be allowed to “allow” or “forbid” ANY defense at trial – TLK] (11/19/18)

https://www.bradenton.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article221905820.html

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16) Father files frivolous class-action suit vs. McDonald’s over “advertising” of Happy Meals
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A Quebec father has launched a class-action lawsuit against McDonald’s, alleging the company’s Happy Meals break strict provincial laws against advertising to children. Since its debut in 1979, the Happy Meal has been a staple of McDonald’s menu and a go-to meal option on family road trips. But some Canadian parents are decidedly unhappy about the hold the fast-food empire has over their children’s stomachs. Antonio Bramante is the lead plaintiff in a newly certified lawsuit that alleges McDonald’s is unlawfully aiming advertising at children under 13 years of age. That would violate the province’s strict youth consumer protection laws. Mr Bramante, a father of three young children, says he eats at McDonald’s about once every two weeks on the urging of his children, according to the court documents. He estimates he has spent hundreds of dollars on Happy Meals, which are children’s meals that come with toys.” (11/20/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46243072

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17) KY: Mom sues Texas Roadhouse after being told to cover up while breastfeeding
Source: USA Today

“A Kentucky woman is suing Texas Roadhouse for ‘extreme and severe emotional distress’ after a restaurant employee tried to cover up her child’s face while she was breastfeeding. Sadie Durbin of Louisville filed the lawsuit late Monday evening. In the lawsuit, she recalled the Nov. 15 incident. While dining at a Texas Roadhouse in St. Matthews, David Mitchell, the restaurant employee named in the lawsuit, ‘approached (Durbin) and her infant child with a napkin, in an attempt to cover the infant child’s face and (Durbin’s) breast.’ Durbin said the move was ‘offensive and unwanted,’ in the lawsuit.” [editor’s note: Sorry, but I hope she loses the lawsuit, and has to pay damages to the guy trying to do his job! – SAT] [additional editor’s note: Restaurants should be free to set whatever policies they want … but I’ll be looking more closely at Texas Roadhouse’s response to see if I want to continue doing business with them — as I occasionally do – TLK] (11/20/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2018/11/20/breastfeeding-mom-sues-texas-roadhouse-being-told-cover-up/2065089002

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18) Lock her up? Ivanka Trump reportedly used personal email for official business
Source: The Hill

“Ivanka Trump reportedly violated federal records rules by sending emails to government officials on her personal email in 2017, according to a new report from The Washington Post. It said that Trump, a White House adviser and the eldest daughter of the president, sent hundreds of emails about White House business and her official schedule to administration aides, Cabinet officials and her personal assistants. White House ethics officials discovered this as they reviewed emails gathered last fall by five Cabinet agencies. The agencies were gathering the emails as they prepared to respond to a public records lawsuit.” (11/19/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/417532-ivanka-trump-sent-hundreds-of-emails-about-government-business-on

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19) European zoos to send critically endangered rhinos to Rwanda
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Wildlife parks from three European countries are joining forces to send critically endangered eastern black rhinos back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Three female and two male rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark will first meet in the Czech park to get used to each other and get ready for their transport to the Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda in May or June. There are only around 900 of the subspecies remaining in the world, 90 of them in 22 European zoos. Dvur Kralove director Premysl Rabas said Tuesday Rwanda is now safe for the rhinos.” (11/20/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/European-zoos-to-send-critically-endangered-13408592.php

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20) Judge blocks Trump’s asylum ban
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A federal judge has temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern US border illegally. The president issued a proclamation on 9 November declaring that anyone who crossed the southern border between official ports of entry would be ineligible for asylum. As the first of several caravans of migrants arrived at the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump said a ban was necessary to stop a national security threat. But in his ruling on Monday, the US district judge Jon Tigar said legislation was clear that any foreigner arriving in the US, whether or not at a designated port of arrival, could apply for asylum. He also said the administration misused its authority to issue emergency regulations and waive a 30-day waiting period to consider comments on the policy change.” (11/20/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/20/trump-asylum-ban-blocked-federal-judge-us-mexico-border

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

21) Julian Assange deserves a Medal of Freedom, not a secret indictment
Source: USA Today
by James Bovard

“Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been secretly indicted by the Trump administration’s Justice Department, ‘a drastic escalation’ of the feds’ efforts against him, the New York Times reported. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denounced Wikileaks as a ‘non-state hostile intelligence service’ and labeled Assange a ‘fraud,’ ‘coward,’ and ‘enemy.’ But rather than a federal indictment, Assange deserves a tweaked version of one of Washington’s hottest honorifics. Wikileaks has been in the federal crosshairs since it released scores of thousands of documents exposing lies and atrocities regarding the Afghan and Iraq wars, thanks to leaks from Army corporal Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Wikileaks released emails from the Democratic National Committee showing that its nominating process was rigged to favor Hillary Clinton. During the final month of the campaign, Wikileaks disclosed emails from Clinton campaign chief John Podesta.” (11/20/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/20/julian-assange-indictments-whistleblowers-medal-freedom-wikileaks-manning-trump-column/2055900002

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22) Two numbers that explain why Trump won’t sanction Saudi Arabia
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“‘[W]e may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi,’ US president Donald Trump told the nation on November 20, but ‘[t]he United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region.’ Many find the president’s statement curious indeed given the seeming consensus among the Turkish and US intelligence communities that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered Khashoggi’s murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. But two simple numbers clarify just how much importance successive administrations, including Trump’s, have placed on the US-Saudi relationship.” (11/20/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/14077

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23) Are we being invaded yet?
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Since they arrived on the border, Trump’s Troops have laid 22 miles of concertina wire. That’s obviously is enabling Trumpsters and Trumpistas to sleep better at night. Why, you can easily detect that the level of invasion fear within them has fallen dramatically since all that concertina wire was laid. Okay, it’s true that the troops have laid only 22 miles of concertina wire and that the U.S.-Mexico border is about 1900 miles long. But hey, maybe the Trumpsters and Trumpistas don’t know that. Don’t tell them. Just let them sleep in peace!” (11/20/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/11/20/are-we-being-invaded-yet/

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24) Trump can’t stop praising his “great” Saudi “ally”
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“Perhaps Trump thinks that if he keeps repeating the lie that Saudi Arabia has been a ‘great ally’ to the U.S. that it will magically become true. The odd thing about Trump’s attachment to the Saudis is that the kingdom is not an especially important trading partner and it isn’t a very effective security partner, either. There is almost no other foreign government that consistently receives so much unwarranted praise from Trump. Saudi Arabia isn’t an ally, great or otherwise, and everything it has done over the last few years has backfired and worked to the benefit of Iran. If I were as obsessively hostile to Iran as the president seems to be, I would consider the Saudis to be worse than useless, but that doesn’t stop him from defending the relationship as often as he can.” (11/20/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/trump-cant-stop-praising-his-great-saudi-ally/

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25) Life secrets
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“When it comes to the big questions, what life is all about and what’s really going on here, everyone else is exactly as clueless as you are. The only difference is that some people are better at feigning confidence than others. Anyone who thinks they’ve got life all figured out is suffering from a psychedelic drug deficiency. The three most overlooked and under-appreciated things in human experience are (1) consciousness itself, (2) the extent to which compulsive thinking habits dominate our lives, and (3) the extent to which mass media propaganda influences the way we think. There is a deep, abiding peace just beneath the shifting sensory input and flailing, babbling mental chatter. It isn’t something lofty or distant that you need to strive for to obtain; it is here presently, and you can recognize it right now. Inner turmoil is the result of our falling all over ourselves trying to obtain something we already have, but are overlooking. Sensory impressions, thoughts and feelings all appear upon the canvass of emptiness, and that emptiness is peace.” (11/20/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/11/20/life-secrets

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26) Against privacy fundamentalism in the United States
Source: Niskanen Center
by Alec Stapp

“‘Privacy’ is not a term that anyone uses in a negative way. Like money or liberty, it is good by definition; more is better, less is worse. But humans have a multiplicity of values and differing hierarchies — more privacy is not always better when it comes at the expense of another good. That’s what makes privacy scholar Alan Westin’s privacy segmentation index (PSI), which categorizes people’s privacy attitudes as ‘pragmatists,’ ‘fundamentalists,’ or ‘unconcerned’ a useful tool in peering through the often-hysterical nature of the public debate surrounding privacy. Contrary to the popular narrative, most Americans do not place a high value on their privacy for non-sensitive information, such as purchasing habits or online browsing histories.” (11/19/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/against-privacy-fundamentalism-in-the-united-states/

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27) Have you got a permit for that trolley?
Source: Show-Me Institute
by Frank Catanzaro

“After years of delays and rising costs, the $51 million-dollar Loop Trolley finally opened to the public on Friday. However, passengers who were aboard the Trolley for its maiden voyage didn’t get quite the ride they expected. One obstacle would have been difficult to predict. A two-car accident along the trolley’s route escalated into a shooting, and in the ensuing investigation police tape blocked the trolley’s path. The other, longer-term problem involves not police tape but red tape, and should have been recognized and addressed long ago. The 2.2-mile vintage trolley line, which is supposed to transport passengers to and from the Delmar Loop, is only taking them halfway because of a dispute between the Trolley company and University City.” (11/20/18)

https://showmeinstitute.org/blog/local-government/have-you-got-permit-trolley

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28) Where is Latin America going?
Source: Independent Institute
by Alvaro Vargas Llosa

“Given the fiscal situation, the ferocious opposition they are facing and the lack of parliamentary majority, these governments are not focusing the lion’s share of the effort to put their houses in order on cutting spending. Although they are making cuts, in some cases courageous ones, they are also raising taxes and keeping public utilities subsidies, albeit at levels below where they were, for millions of people. The persistence of these problems and the tax increases are making it tough to foster private investment with the speed and volume needed to generate intense economic growth.” (11/20/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/11/20/where-is-latin-america-going/

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29) Charting the danger of the modern left
Source: Town Hall
by Stephen Moore

“No one understands the dysfunctions and debilitating impact of America’s political system in the swamp better than Mark Melcher and Steve Soukup. For decades between them, they followed Washington for Wall Street at one of America’s largest brokerage houses. For the last 16 years, the two have run their own, independent research shop, delivering political commentary and forecasting to the investment community, studying the intersection between politics and economics. This pushed them into a relentless pursuit of the new left — measuring its deleterious impact on everything it touches — most especially Western civilization. To this end, Melcher and Soukup have put the fruits of their study into print. Know Thine Enemy: A History of the Left, is nearly 1,000 pages long. It has been divided into two volumes, the first of which is available from Amazon (and Barnes & Noble). The purpose of this effort is to teach readers everything they can about the left, its origins and its many forms. They also identify the men and women who pushed back against the left, including the conservative icon Russell Kirk, to whom their book is dedicated.” (11/20/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/stephenmoore/2018/11/20/charting-the-danger-of-the-modern-left-n2536244

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30) Are you doers of the word?
Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“There’s a memorable line in the New Testament that adjures the readers to be ‘doers of the word and not hearers only.’ And that’s what I’m urging today. But this isn’t about the Bible; this is about whatever you believe.” (11/20/18)

https://www.freemansperspective.com/are-you-doers-of-the-word/

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31) No-study politics
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The 200-plus ‘youth activists’ who stormed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s offices (see yesterday’s Common Sense) were protesting Pelosi’s leadership on climate issues. Soon-to-be Representative Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was there to encourage Pelosi to listen to them. ‘We need a Green New Deal,’ Ocasio-Cortez informed her natural constituency, journalists, ‘and we need to get to 100 percent renewables because our lives depend on it.’ An impossible task, of course. Which means activists would always possess a reason to protest — forever and ever without end.” (11/20/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/11/20/no-study/

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32) Children’s welfare and the state’s fiduciary responsibility
Source: Cato Unbound
by James G Dwyer

“Nothing Ms. Redleaf states in her initial essay or in her response supports the proposition that there are a significant number of hotline reports that are deemed valid when in fact they are not. She therefore gives us no reason to believe her insinuation that CPS is often contacting families on the basis of unwarranted or invalid reports. She also does not respond to my point that the National Incidence Study, now conducted four times, has repeatedly shown that the rate of actual child maltreatment greatly exceeds the rate at which children are reported to CPS as maltreated.” (11/20/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/11/20/james-g-dwyer/childrens-welfare-states-fiduciary-responsibility

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33) Super-rich Obama should give taxpayers their money back
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by staff

“By his own admission, Barack Obama is now fabulously rich. So why are middle-class taxpayers paying him roughly a million dollars each year? According to the New York Post, Barack and Michelle Obama are ‘on their way to becoming a billionaire brand.’ The article notes the many ways the Obama’s are turning eight years in the White House into an episode of ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.’ Michelle earned a $65 million advance on her book, Becoming. She’s also making beaucoup bucks on a speaking tour. Ticket prices for her ‘Conversation With Michelle Obama’ in Brooklyn next month range up to $4,070. There will also be plenty of money made on merchandise sales The Obamas also signed a $50 million deal with Netflix to produce programs that ‘promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples and help them share their stories with the entire world.’ The Post goes on to note that Barack Obama now commands $400,0000 per speech. Last year, he pulled down $1.2 million for three talks to Wall Street firms. Michelle can command $225,000 for a speech.” (11/19/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/barack-obama-rich-taxpayer-subsidies

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34) “Nei til EU!” What is the “Norway Option?”
Source: Acton Institute
by Mark R Royce

“The British referendum on June 23, 2016, in favor of leaving the European Union (EU) may be the most widely recognized, but it was far from the first occasion in which a voting public had made that decision in that manner. In both 1972 and 1994, Norwegians had voted nei til EU (no to the EU) via consultative referendums, which the government wisely respected. Therefore, Norway developed a unique European policy frequently referenced in Brexit debates: ‘The Norway Option.’ In light of the recent withdrawal agreement setting forth the terms of Britain’s impending departure next March, what exactly is Norway’s relationship to the EU, and could Britain pursue something similar?” (11/20/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/11/20/nei-til-eu-what-norway-option

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35) The white plantation
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“There are two ugly and stupid lines of ‘thought’ — it is generosity to call this that — in American politics that are inseverable, each being the inverted form of the other: the proposition that black Americans are held hostage on a Democrat-run ‘plantation’ where they exchange their moral and political autonomy for a pittance in welfare benefits, and the proposition that white voters — especially the poor, exurban, God-haunted ones — are too distracted by racial bigotry and homosexual terror to understand that they are ‘voting against their own interests.’” (11/20/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/11/white-voters-plantation-a-farce/

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36) Main Street in Gopher Prairie (and elsewhere)
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Brandon Christensen

“If you haven’t read Main Street yet, I recommend doing so. It’s nearly 100 years old now, a fact that made me smile to myself as I realized I was reading a 98-year old novel. (Sinclair Lewis is somewhat fashionable again due to the popular quote ‘if fascism comes to America …’ being misattributed to his name. The freshness of seeing his name on a bumper sticker just makes the reality of how old his works are that much more interesting.)” (11/19/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/11/19/main-street-in-gopher-prairie-and-elsewhere/

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37) A new economic model for the South: Ditch corporate welfare & fund agricultural co-ops
Source: In These Times
by Valerie Vande Panne

“A set of statistics from a new report provides a window into how misplaced economic priorities perpetuate poverty in the rural South. Since opening a plant in Canton, Mississippi 15 years ago, auto manufacturer Nissan has been awarded at least $1.3 billion in tax subsidies. Meanwhile, since 2010, small and cooperative farmers across Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi have received just $2.3 million from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program, their primary source of economic support. A report from the Institute for Policy Studies, titled ‘Agricultural Cooperatives: Opportunities and Challenges for African-American Women in the South,’ makes the case that redirecting governmental support from corporate welfare to agricultural co-ops could provide an alternative vision for economic development in the South.” (11/16/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21581/a_new_economic_model_for_the_south_ditch_corporate_welfare_and_fund_agricul

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38) The fault in our firecrackers: How banning firecrackers might not be an ideal solution
Source: Students For Liberty
by Himanshu Dhingra

“Over the past five years, Delhi’s air quality has been worsening amongst the mega-cities around the world, showing the highest levels of polluted air. In the year 2016, just after Diwali, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Urban Ambient Air Pollution database reported that Delhi’s air quality is 11 times more intoxicated than the standard breathable levels. In response to this dwindling air quality, the Supreme Court of India ordered for a ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR region, to prevent pollution during the 2017 Diwali season.” (11/20/18)

https://www.studentsforliberty.org/2018/11/23/Banning-Firecrackers/

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39) Bad arguments for democracy #2: No external standards
Source: Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Jason Brennan

“1. People disagree about the facts, about principles of justice, about the principles of political economy, and so on. 2. Therefore, it is illegitimate to make reference to an external, objective standard by which to judge political outcomes. 3. Therefore, in order to resolve this disagreements in a fair way, we must have democracy. As written, this isn’t valid. 2 doesn’t follow from 1 and 3 doesn’t follow from 2 and 1. If you read various democratic theory books, especially as written by political theorists rather than philosophers, you’ll nevertheless see this invalid argument made many times.” (11/20/18)

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2018/11/bad-arguments-for-democracy-2-no-external-standards/

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40) Fear, loathing and opportunity: How crypto traders are handling the drop
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Kai Sedgwick

“The last 24 hours have been the worst the cryptocurrency markets have seen since the 24 hours prior. Things have been looking grim for weeks in fact, but on Nov. 19 the situation went from bad to critical as BTC fell below $4,500, dragging the rest of the market down with it. While some investors used this latest blow to bow out, others have used it as an opportunity to re-up on cheap coins.” (11/20/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/fear-loathing-and-opportunity-how-crypto-traders-are-handling-the-drop/

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41) A leftist foreign policy should reject economic sanctions
Source: The Nation
by Nicholas Mulder

“In the last six months alone, the Trump administration has imposed new economic restrictions on the governments of Russia, Iran, China, Venezuela, and Turkey. This is not a new phenomenon, but it marks an acceleration in the decades-long expansion of the American sanctions state. The Treasury’s Office for Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) currently administers 26 country-specific sanctions programs, from Cuba to North Korea. It also maintains a registry with more than six thousand individuals, companies and groups that are barred from doing business with US entities or foreign companies operating in the United States. These include Colombian cartel heads, Syrian spies, South Sudanese generals, and, as of last week, Saudi officials involving in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The absurdity of using the instrument of sanctions in such a wide range of disparate situations is evident: Some of the Saudis barred from access to the US economy may be facing execution by beheading in their own country.” [editor’s note: Actually, any SANE foreign policy uses ‘sanctions’ only as a way to (temporarily) avoid armed conflict – SAT] (11/20/18)

https://www.thenation.com/article/sanctions-economy-foreign-policy

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42) Suppressing Trump’s bigotry on Facebook is another form of bias
Source: Reason
by Ira Stoll

“Of all the grievances erupting against Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, perhaps the most telling is the complaint that, back in 2015, they failed to suppress presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for ‘a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.’ This kvetch was expressed in a recent front-page The New York Times investigation, which griped, ‘Trump’s call to arms — widely condemned by Democrats and some prominent Republicans — was shared more than 15,000 times on Facebook, an illustration of the site’s power to spread racist sentiment.’ The complaint demonstrates the ever-expanding definition of the word ‘racist.’ Muslims, after all, can be of any race. Anti-Muslim bigotry is wrong, and racism is wrong, but even if the two biases have much in common, that doesn’t mean they are the same thing.” (11/19/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/11/19/suppressing-trumps-bigotry-on-facebook

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43) What’s the Brexit process — no, not the Brexit deal, the Brexit process?
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“So, what actually is the Brexit process? No, not what is the deal on offer — terrible, obviously — but what is the process that anything agreed has to go through? It looks like this is all long enough that, well, no second referendum can be held just because there’s not time for that plus this ratification process. And the details of this process? Best guess is still that we’re going to crash out without a deal.” (11/20/18)

https://www.continentaltelegraph.com/brexit/whats-the-brexit-process-no-not-the-brexit-deal-the-brexit-process/

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44) Still no peace on Earth
Source: Antiwar.com
by David Stockman

“The end of the cold war meant the chance for a new start toward world peace was finally at hand. Yet 27 years later there is still no peace because Imperial Washington confounds it.” (11/19/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/david_stockman/2018/11/19/still-no-peace-on-earth/

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45) The next crash
Source: The American Prospect
by Robert Reich

“Sorry to deliver the news, but it’s time to worry about the next crash. The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation. Many are worse off due to the escalating costs of housing, health care, and education. And the value of whatever assets they own is less than in 2007. Which suggests we’re careening toward the same sort of crash we had then, and possibly as bad as 1929. Clear away the financial rubble from those two former crashes and you’d see they both followed upon widening imbalances between the capacity of most people to buy, and what they as workers could produce. Each of these imbalances finally tipped the economy over. The same imbalance has been growing again. The richest 1 percent of Americans now takes home about 20 percent of total income, and owns over 40 percent of the nation’s wealth.” (11/20/18)

http://prospect.org/article/next-crash-0

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46) The eerie parallels between Trump and the Watergate “road map”
Source: The Atlantic
by Natasha Bertrand

“Nearly 45 years ago, the House Judiciary Committee concluded that President Richard Nixon’s contact with high-level Justice Department officials overseeing the Watergate investigation, detailed in a 62-page ‘road map’ of evidence collected by prosecutors in 1972–73, amounted to an impeachable misuse of executive power. A half century later, the FBI’s former top lawyer, Jim Baker — a close friend and associate of fired FBI Director James Comey — is laying out parallels, albeit subtly, to President Donald Trump’s interactions with the law-enforcement officials who have been investigating him and his campaign team since July 2016.” (11/19/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/11/watergate-road-map-has-parallels-trump-and-flynn/576277/

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47) Why your white clothing is no longer white
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“Back in my childhood, vast numbers of laundry commercials were about how this or that product would make your clothing white. These days, not so much. Look around at your friends and coworkers. Either they are not wearing white or the whites are vaguely dull and unimpressive. What has changed? All the essential tools for making clothing super white have been deprecated, mostly by government regulations.” (11/19/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/why-your-white-clothing-no-longer-white

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48) Abolishing ICE means defunding it
Source: CounterPunch
by Anthony Pahnke

“Progressive Democrats who want to seek real change in terms of immigration have a clear opportunity to turn a slogan into policy. Democrats may make speeches on the House floor to denounce child separation or abuses in detention centers. Such posturing does nothing to limit ICE’s power. In the Appropriations Committee, they now have an option to make true change. The question is if this incoming class of Democrats will have the courage to make good on their campaign promises.” (11/20/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/11/20/abolishing-ice-means-defunding-it/

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49) Five reasons you should avoid take-home DNA tests
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by Peter J Pitts

“The holiday shopping season is just around the corner. And millions of Americans think they’ve found the perfect gift: DNA testing kits. It’s easy to see why the kits from companies such as AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and MyHeritage are so popular. For less than $100, folks can discover their ancestry and uncover potentially dangerous genetic mutations. About 12 million Americans have bought these kits in recent years. But DNA testing isn’t risk-free — far from it. The kits jeopardize people’s privacy, physical health, and financial well-being. There are five key reasons Americans should think twice before buying a DNA testing kit. 1. The results are often inaccurate. Testing kits are good at unveiling people’s ethnic lineage. However, the results are notoriously unreliable at determining whether someone has a dangerous genetic mutation. … 2. Commercial DNA databases are vulnerable to hacks. … 3. Your genetic information could be sold to the highest bidder …” (11/20/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/dna-testing-kits-risks-privacy/

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50) The psychology of systemic consensus
Source: Cobden Centre
by Alasdair Macleod

“We are all too familiar with established views rejecting change. It has nothing to do with the facts. Officialdom’s mind is often firmly closed to all reason on the big issues. To appreciate why we must understand the crowd psychology behind the systemic consensus. It is the distant engine that drives the generator that provides the electricity that drives us into repetitive disasters despite prior evidence they are avoidable, and even fuels the madness of political correctness.” (11/20/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/11/the-psychology-of-systemic-consensus/

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51) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 112
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Julian Assange has been charged in the US. Let’s take a look at why this is happening. What’s in the News with stories on government waste times two, feeding the homeless, sterilizing women, secession news, and Big Brother. And Yet Another Bad Cop on a cop killing a security guard doing his job.” [various formats] (11/20/18)

https://thelavaflow.com/julian-assange-tlf112/

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52) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/20/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“The current situation on Julian Assange. Will he be extradited to the U.S.? Who is really pulling the strings?” [Flash video] (11/20/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/assange-under-siege-where-is-justice-with-guest-lew-rockwell

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53) Humans of Bitcoin, 11/20/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“Launching a Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrency — Rob of Horizen.” [various formats] (11/20/18)

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e569-Launching-a-Privacy-Focused-Cryptocurrency-Rob-of-Horizen

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54) Postcards from Somalia, episode 20
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“On this installment Alan and Sherry discuss Rep Eric Salwell and his threat of murder to those who won’t give up their guns when the time comes.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/20/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/postcards-from-somalia-episode-20-eric-nukem/

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55) Scott Adams Says, 11/20/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about fiction retiring brains, psychological fences, China, guns, email, and coffee.” [Flash video] (11/20/18)

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

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56) Political Research Digest, 11/20/18
Source: Niskanen Center

“What are the implications of the 2018 election results? Julia Azari and Rachel Bitecofer are two political scientists who followed it closely and know how it compares to prior cycles. Azari is an election analyst and party scholar who finds that politicians claim electoral mandates for action based on the results of elections. We talk about early interpretations of 2018 as a referendum on Trump and why we simplify election results with stories. Bitecofer is an election analyst and a forecaster of the 2018 election who finds that demographics and partisanship are now destiny. We talk about why negative partisanship makes election results easier to foresee as partisans choose clear sides but shift turnout.” [various formats] (11/20/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/interpreting-the-2018-election/

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57) Stossel: Let them vape
Source: Reason

“Our government says e-cigarettes and vaping are the latest ‘epidemic’ among teens. So the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will restrict them. Cities across the country are banning e-cigarette use in public. But e-cigarettes help smokers quit traditional cigarettes.” [Flash video] (11/20/18)

https://reason.com/reasontv/2018/11/20/stossel-let-them-vape

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58) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 83
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Phil Magness breaks down Lysander Spooner’s radical activist lifestyle.” [various formats] (11/20/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/podcasts/liberty-chronicles/spooner-secret-six-phil-magness

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59) Free Talk Live, 11/19/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Haters of the Rich :: Cryptocurrency and Privacy :: Bitcoin Cash Hash War :: Satoshi Nakamoto :: Private Firefighters :: Products and Services Subject to Market Competition :: Sarah’s Job Prospects :: Tom Leykis :: Edgington Post — Jeff Berwick, financial future and TDVSummit.com :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Melanie.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/19/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-11-19

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60) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/19/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Criminal defendants sometimes pose a risk to the public and should not be released, but that risk often doesn’t correlate with bail that a judge might set. Daniel Dew of the Buckeye Institute comments on how bail works in courtrooms and how it might be reformed.” (11/19/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/bail-reform-public-safety

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61) Editor’s Break, episode 111
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 111 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: the terrible advice that is encouraging people in third world countries to stay and attempt to fix their governmental problems; the value in thinking of ideologies as sandboxes; what intelligence is and is not; the praiseworthiness that is the act of nullifying liberty-encroaching government laws; the contentious nature of politics; and more.” [various formats] (11/19/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/fixing-shitholes-sandboxes-intelligence-nullification-politics-41m-editors-break-111

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62) Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, episode 46
Source: National Review

“Jonathan Harber joins Reality Check in New York to discuss his work as an education technology pioneer and entrepreneur in the education world and realm of capital.” [various formats] (11/19/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/reality-check-with-jeanne-allen/episode-46-information-portability-data-sharing-choice-in-ed-with-jonathan-harber/

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63) Patrick Martin on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Patrick Martin, of the World Socialist Web Site, comes back on the show for an update on his last appearance. 11 of the democratic candidates he mentioned last time won their congressional races, and 7 more came very close, which he says is a fairly strong performance but probably not quite the one they had hoped for. These new representatives all come from backgrounds in the military or intelligence agencies, and instead of using their experience as a principled basis for opposing war, they are strong supporters of the U.S.’s military endeavors abroad. Martin laments the generally sad state of affairs on the American left when it comes to compromising on war, even among many so-called socialists.” [various formats] (11/19/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/11-16-18-patrick-martin-on-the-cia-democrats/

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64) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1287
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Mance Rayder’s second book is like a bazooka aimed at the leftism that is de rigueur in academia, entertainment, and culture. Using well-chosen memes, Mance demonstrates the double standards and inconsistency that characterize so many leftist arguments, and makes the case for the free society — the missing option in our political discussion. (Also in this episode, Mance finally drops the pseudonym and reveals his real name.)” [various formats] (11/19/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1287-the-left-cant-meme-but-we-sure-can/

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65) Clear and Present Danger, episode 17
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

“Global Inquisition.” [various formats] (11/19/18)

https://www.thefire.org/clear-and-present-danger-podcast-episode-17-global-inquisition/

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