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Volume XVI, Issue #4,116
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Ukraine: Regime imposes martial law
2) Trump regime’s head border thug defends gang’s chemical attack on migrants
3) Stopping Brexit? EU’s top court hears UK exit reversal case
4) Corsi rejects Mueller plea offer
5) Plunge in Clinton Foundation donations fuels GOP scrutiny amid DOJ probe
6) Hash wars: Battle comes to an end as BSV plans to add replay protection
7) NASA’s InSight lander touches down on Mars
8) SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to take test flight on January 7, 2019
9) US Snail exposed data of 60 million users
10) Argentina close to inking a two-way beef deal with US
11) General Motors to close Detroit, Ohio, Canada plants
12) LinkedIn used 18 million email addresses to target non-members on Facebook
13) Police: Emantic Bradford’s gun “heightened sense of threat” at Alabama mall before he was shot
14) Gowdy: Avoid “carnival” by taping Comey interview for public to see
15) Soros foundation to end work in Turkey amid “baseless claims”
16) Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies
17) Passenger’s “terrorist joke” gets him removed from flight, detained
18) Apple heads to Supreme Court over frivolous App Store antitrust case
19) MA: Politicians call for gas execs to resign after disaster
20) Heimatsicherheitsdienst shot-caller claims gang has abducted about 50

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Allow Americans to “opt out” of abortion and war
22) More drones, more bombs, more deaths — our machine of military intervention grinds on
23) Why we should reject Trump’s regime change policy for Iran
24) The alternative to traditional banking you’ve never heard of
25) An up side to Trumpism?
26) Newsweek-employed spy explains why Assange should be prosecuted
27) Washington Post hypocrisy on Khashoggi and Kennedy
28) Neoliberalism’s dark path to fascism
29) Trump fighting the elitist enemy within his own White House
30) The stock exchange demystified
31) More for the “who cares about due process for sex offenders?” file
32) Behind Ukraine-Russia naval tensions, a more brutal economic war
33) Would more representative voting favor the Democrats? Not quite
34) “Check your privilege” rhetoric doesn’t advance discourse, it squelches it
35) The snob party
36) A brief history of French socialists
37) Don’t mess with Nancy Pelosi
38) For a new media
39) The strange ethics of killing John Allen Chau
40) Bordertarians
41) EU militarism is nothing new
42) President Donald Trump is correct on nationalism
43) Remembering Alger Hiss in the age of Russiagate
44) The grateful president
45) Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s betrayal of its own ideals
46) Trump right about judges; Roberts in denial
47) Quantum Vibe, 11/26/18
48) Is Trump compromised by Saudi money?
49) Ludwig von Mises on liberalism, nationalism, and self-determination
50) Is there a “constitutional right” to homeschool?

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Reason Podcast, 11/26/18
52) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/26/18
53) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 186
54) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/26/18
55) This Week in Bitcoin, 11/26/18
56) Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything on seeking truth in the post-truth era
57) Scott Adams Says, 11/26/18
58) One Free Family, episode 40
59) The Bob Zadek Show, 11/25/18
60) CQ Budget Podcast, episode 87
61) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 189
62) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 376
63) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 276
64) The Last Nighters, episode 47
65) Free Talk Live, 11/25/18

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

1) Ukraine: Regime imposes martial law
Source: US News & World Report

“Ukraine on Monday imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after President Petro Poroshenko warned of the ‘extremely serious’ threat of a land invasion. Poroshenko said martial law was necessary to bolster Ukraine’s defenses after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships and took their crews prisoner at the weekend. Parliament approved the introduction of martial law after Poroshenko reassured some skeptical lawmakers that it would not be used to curb civil liberties or delay elections scheduled for next year. It came at the end of a day when Ukraine and Russia traded accusations about Sunday’s standoff and Kiev’s allies weighed in to condemn Moscow’s behavior.” (11/26/18)

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2018-11-26/russia-reopens-kerch-strait-to-shipping-after-standoff-with-ukraine

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2) Trump regime’s head border thug defends gang’s chemical attack on migrants
Source: The Hill

“The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told CNN Monday that border patrol agents ‘prevented a dangerous situation from getting worse’ on Sunday by using tear gas on migrants who charged the border throwing rocks. ‘[CBP] effectively managed an extremely dangerous situation involving over 1,000 individuals who sought to enter the U.S. unlawfully [sic] in large groups,’ CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in an interview. ‘They did so safely and without any reported serious injuries on either side of the border.’ A group of migrants rushed the border Sunday after Mexican federal police tried and failed to stop them. After members of the group began throwing rocks at U.S. border officials, American authorities [used chemical weapons on] the crowd.” (11/26/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/418278-trumps-border-chief-says-tear-gas-prevented-a-dangerous-situation

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3) Stopping Brexit? EU’s top court hears UK exit reversal case
Source: Reuters

“Europe’s top court will hold an urgent hearing on Tuesday over whether Britain can unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the EU, in a case supporters of membership hope could pave the way to a second referendum and ultimately stop Brexit. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is being asked to interpret whether Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty — the mechanism by which Britain notified the European Union of its intention to leave — can be revoked. Britain is due to exit the world’s biggest trading bloc on March 29 next year but it remains unclear whether British Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft withdrawal deal agreed with the EU on Sunday will be passed by parliament.” (11/26/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-article50/stopping-brexit-eus-top-court-hears-uk-exit-reversal-case-idUSKCN1NV1OW

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4) Corsi rejects Mueller plea offer
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A prominent rightwing conspiracy theorist with links to a longtime ally of Donald Trump claimed on Monday he had rejected a plea deal offered by the special counsel Robert Mueller. Jerome Corsi, who has connections to the Trump adviser Roger Stone, told MSNBC he had been offered a deal if he pleaded guilty and cooperated with investigators, but had resolved not to take it. The NBC producer Anna Schecter tweeted that Corsi told her he had been offered a deal on one count of perjury. According to Schecter, he said: ‘They want me to say I willfully lied. I’m not going to agree that I lied. I did not. I will not lie to save my life. I’d rather sit in prison and rot for as long as these thugs want me to.’ The proposed deal would take Mueller’s investigation a step closer to unravelling the [alleged] connections between [alleged] Russian hackers who [allegedly] stole [sic] Democratic party emails, WikiLeaks which published thousands them, and the Trump presidential campaign, which has faced questions of collusion after apparently having advance knowledge of the leak.” (11/26/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/26/jerome-corsi-mueller-investigation-plea-deal-rejected

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5) Plunge in Clinton Foundation donations fuels GOP scrutiny amid DOJ probe
Source: Fox News

“Newly released tax documents showing a plunge in Clinton Foundation donations after Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election defeat have fueled long-standing Republican allegations of possible ‘pay-to-play’ transactions at the organization, amid a Justice Department probe covering foundation issues. The tax filings, which were made public this month, show the Clinton Foundation pulled in $62.9 million in 2016, but only $26.6 million the following year, representing a nearly 58 percent drop. … the filings further emboldened congressional Republicans concerned the foundation benefited first from Clinton’s position atop the State Department and later as a presidential candidate, by way of donors seeking political favors — only for that cash flow to dry up when it was clear Hillary Clinton was out of government.” (11/26/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/plunge-in-clinton-foundation-donations-fuels-gop-scrutiny-amid-doj-probe

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6) Hash wars: Battle comes to an end as BSV plans to add replay protection
Source: Bitcoin.com

“It’s been less than two weeks since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork and blockchain split that occurred on Nov. 15. Since then there’s been a lot of discussion concerning the hash war, with BSV and BCH miners acquiring blocks, gathering hashrate and accumulating proof of work. Now after 11 days, blockchain company Coingeek has announced that the BSV developers will apply replay protection to the BSV chain, essentially bringing the hash war to an end.” (11/26/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/hash-wars-battle-comes-to-an-end-as-bsv-plans-to-add-replay-protection/

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7) NASA’s InSight lander touches down on Mars
Source: Space.com

“Mars just welcomed a new robotic resident. NASA’s InSight lander touched down safely on the Martian surface today (Nov. 26), pulling off the first successful Red Planet landing since the Curiosity rover’s arrival in August 2012 — on the seventh anniversary of Curiosity’s launch, no less. … Signals confirming InSight’s touchdown came down to Earth at 2:53 p.m. EST (1953 GMT), eliciting whoops of joy and relief from mission team members and NASA officials here at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which manages the InSight mission. A few minutes later, the team received confirmation from the lander’s radio that it’s functioning after the landing.” (11/26/18)

https://www.space.com/42541-mars-insight-lander-success.html

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8) SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to take test flight on January 7, 2019
Source: Digital Trends

“Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has made rocket launches essential viewing, with a regular stream of dramatic successes and unfortunate failures. If you’ve been waiting to hear when the next must-watch SpaceX event will happen, then we have good news for you: the Crew Dragon capsule will be sent on its maiden test flight on January 7, 2019. … The first flight of the Crew Dragon will be called the Demo-1, or DM-1 for short, and will be sent hurtling into the atmosphere atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, most famous for being the same launching site of the Apollo 11 mission that carried the first astronauts to the moon.” (11/25/18)

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/spacex-crew-capsulte-test-date/

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9) US Snail exposed data of 60 million users
Source: TechCrunch

“A broken US Postal Service API exposed from over 60 million users and allowed a researcher to pull millions of rows of data by sending wildcard requests to the server. The resulting security hole has been patched after repeated requests to the USPS. The USPS service, called InformedDelivery, allows you to view your mail before it arrives at your home and offered an API to allow users to connect their mail to specialized services like CRMs. … The anonymous researcher showed that the service accepted wildcards for many searches, allowing any user to see any other users on the site.” (11/26/18)

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/26/the-us-postal-service-exposed-data-of-60-million-users/

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10) Argentina close to inking a two-way beef deal with US
Source: Reuters

“Argentina is on the verge of signing a deal with the United States that would allow two-way trade of fresh beef for the first time in nearly two decades, the South American country’s international trade secretary, Marisa Bircher, told Reuters. The agreement, expected to be signed within days, would simultaneously open beef imports to both countries, Bircher said in an interview. ‘We are negotiating the reopening to happen over the days ahead,’ she said. ‘All the technical and administrative questions have been settled.’ At a time when the country is seeking to boost beef sales abroad, the agreement would allow Argentina to show other prospective buyers that its meat is healthy enough to enter a country with some of the world’s toughest sanitary protocols.” (11/26/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-usa-beef-exclusive/exclusive-argentina-says-close-to-inking-a-two-way-beef-deal-with-u-s-idUSKCN1NV1OA

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11) General Motors to close Detroit, Ohio, Canada plants
Source: Detroit Free Press

“General Motors will close three assembly plants by the end of 2019, it said Monday, including Detroit-Hamtramck, Lordstown in Ohio and Oshawa in Ontario. Approximately 5,600 jobs are at stake: roughly 1,500 in Hamtramck; 1,600 in Lordstown; and about 2,500 in Oshawa. … GM announced it will also cut salaried and salaried contract staff by 15 percent, which includes 25 percent fewer executives to streamline decision making.” (11/26/18)

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2018/11/26/ontario-plant-closure/2112539002/

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12) LinkedIn used 18 million email addresses to target non-members on Facebook
Source: The Inquirer [UK]

“LinkedIn has received a small slap on the wrist from Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (IDPC) over its usage of 18 million email addresses belonging to non-members of the world’s biggest humblebrag website. The report doesn’t explain how LinkedIn got hold of the 18 million email addresses but does explain what the company used them for: advertising the shirt-and-tie social network on its tee-shirt-and-jeans cousin Facebook. The company used a hashed form of the email addresses to target users of Facebook ‘with the absence of instruction from the data controller as is required.’” (11/26/18)

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3066983/linkedin-used-18-million-email-addresses-to-target-non-members-on-facebook

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13) Police: Emantic Bradford’s gun “heightened sense of threat” at Alabama mall before he was shot
Source: USA Today

“An Alabama city and its police department on Monday extended sympathy to the family of a black man fatally shot by an officer in the chaotic moments following a prior shooting at crowded mall on Thanksgiving night. But a statement issued by officials in Hoover, 10 miles south of Birmingham, also placed some of the responsibility on Emantic ‘EJ’ Bradford Jr., who was killed by an officer working private security at the sprawling, two-story Riverchase Galleria. The statement said Bradford, 21, was shot during Hoover police efforts to secure the scene following the initial shooting, which wounded an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl. A manhunt for their shooter continued Monday. ‘We can say with certainty Mr. Bradford brandished a gun during the seconds following the gunshots, which instantly heightened the sense of threat to approaching police officers responding to the chaotic scene,’ the statement said.” (11/26/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/11/26/mall-shooting-emantic-bradfords-gun-heightened-sense-threat/2112757002

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14) Gowdy: Avoid “carnival” by taping Comey interview for public to see
Source: Politico

“Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Sunday said that former FBI Director James Comey’s interview with Congress should not be public, but should instead be videotaped and released. ‘The remedy for leaks is not to have a public hearing where you are supposed to ask about 17 months’ worth of work in five minutes …. I think the remedy is to videotape the deposition. That way, the public can see whether the question was fair. They could judge the entirety of the answer.’ … Comey has requested a public hearing and has said that he believes there will be leaks if his testimony were to be private.” (11/25/18)

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/25/gowdy-comey-videotape-interview-1014383

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15) Soros foundation to end work in Turkey amid “baseless claims”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Billionaire philanthropist George Soros’s foundation has said it will end operations in Turkey. The Open Society Foundation said “baseless claims” about its work had been made in Turkish media, which made it impossible for it to continue. The move also comes after President Tayyip Erdogan said Mr Soros was trying to divide and destroy nations. He linked him to anti-government protests at Istanbul’s Gezi Park in 2013. In a speech last week, Mr Erdogan (in comments condemned as anti-Semitic) highlighted the recent arrests of 13 people in connection with the Gezi protests.” (11/26/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46347975

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16) Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies
Source: Associated Press

“A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. A U.S. scientist said he took part in the work in China, but this kind of gene editing is banned in the United States …” (11/26/18)

https://www.apnews.com/4997bb7aa36c45449b488e19ac83e86d

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17) Passenger’s “terrorist joke” gets him removed from flight, detained
Source: Fox News

“A 21-year-old was removed from a Jet Airways flight and detained Monday after he was caught by other passengers covering his face with a handkerchief and typing a message about terrorists. Yogvedant Poddar was observed by others on a domestic flight in India taking a picture of himself on Snapchat with his face partly covered with a caption that read, ‘Terrorist on flight, I destroy women hearts,’ NDTV reported.The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said in a statement that the man was taken off the Kolkata/Mumbai flight for questioning. Passenger Benjamin Plackett reportedly alerted the flight’s captain after he saw the message Poddar was typing on his phone. The captain then told the Jet Airways duty manager. Security officials boarded the flight and removed the young man, who insisted he was innocent of any malicious activity and called the Snapchat photo a prank for his friends, News18 reported The man’s bags were re-examined and the CISF confirmed ‘no suspicious or objectionable item was found.’” (11/26/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/passengers-terrorist-joke-gets-him-removed-from-flight-detained

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18) Apple heads to Supreme Court over frivolous App Store antitrust case
Source: New York Post

“Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. The justices are hearing arguments Monday in Apple’s effort to end an antitrust lawsuit that could force the iPhone maker to cut the 30 percent commission it charges software developers whose apps are sold exclusively through Apple’s App Store. A judge could triple the compensation [sic] to consumers under antitrust law if Apple ultimately loses the lawsuit.” (11/26/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/11/26/apple-heads-to-supreme-court-over-app-store-antitrust-case/

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19) MA: Politicians call for gas execs to resign after disaster
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The sister of the teenager who died in September’s natural gas explosions in Massachusetts has told a U.S. Senate committee her family is seeking justice. Lucianny Rondon, the sister of 18-year-old Leonel Rondon, tearfully said Monday at the special session in Lawrence that the family won’t let her brother’s death ‘be without meaning.’ Leonel Rondon was killed when a chimney toppled by the explosions landed on his vehicle. Congress members also called for executives at the utility company blamed for the explosions to step down as they directed sharp questions to company officials and regulators. And Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera suggested Columbia Gas should not be allowed to operate in Massachusetts. The Sept. 13 disaster injured about two dozen people, damaged more than 100 structures and left thousands without natural gas service.” (11/26/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Victim-s-sister-speaks-at-Senate-committee-on-gas-13421750.php

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20) Heimatsicherheitsdienst shot-caller claims gang has abducted about 50
Source: Fox News

“Dozens of migrants who illegally [sic] crossed the U.S. border this weekend as part of a chaotic rush at one of the boundary’s busiest entry points are now in custody, a senior Homeland Security [gang leader] told Fox News. The official said Monday about 50 migrants have been [abducted] after they crossed the border near San Ysidro, Calif., on Sunday. The exact number of those [abducted] is expected to be made public later today, the official added.” (11/26/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/homeland-security-arrests-around-50-migrants-who-passed-through-us-border-official-says

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

21) Allow Americans to “opt out” of abortion and war
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“If Congress is going to continue giving taxpayer dollars to abortion providers, then it should at least find a way to protect those with moral or religious objections to abortion from subsidizing the practice with their tax dollars. … Opponents of abortion are not the only Americans who should be allowed to opt out of paying for what they consider murder. The many Americans with moral and religious objections to Washington’s militaristic foreign policy should also be able to redirect some of their taxes from the warfare state to private charities.” (11/26/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/allow-americans-opt-abortion-war

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22) More drones, more bombs, more deaths — our machine of military intervention grinds on
Source: Reason
by Scott Shackford

“Previous presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama ordered deadly drone strikes in countries where military action is formally authorized and in countries where it is not, and President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be interested in stopping. … For the first two years of Trump’s administration, the military has increased the number of drone strikes in countries America is technically not at war in: Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia. Trump’s administration has launched 238 strikes in those places since 2017. During his first two years, the Obama administration launched 186. (As always when talking about secret drone strikes, these figures should be considered estimates.) … Trump’s team has continued the trend of declaring anybody killed an enemy combatant unless independent sources raise enough of a stink. The administration isn’t even bothering to even give us the extremely undercounted tally of civilians killed by drones that the Obama administration half-heartedly put out during the final two years of his administration.” (11/26/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/26/more-drones-more-bombs-more-deathsour-ma

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23) Why we should reject Trump’s regime change policy for Iran
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“Rather than treating the Trump administration’s pursuit of regime collapse as something to be taken for granted and planned around, it makes much more sense to challenge and oppose that policy as the reckless and destabilizing folly that it is. Regime collapse in Iran isn’t likely, but the U.S. shouldn’t be seeking it in the first place. Most Iranians don’t want the upheaval and chaos that would come with regime collapse, and attempting to force a change that most of the population rejects is simply a recipe for increased tensions and hostility between our countries.” (11/26/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/why-we-should-reject-trumps-regime-change-policy-for-iran/

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24) The alternative to traditional banking you’ve never heard of
Source: In These Times
by Valerie Vande Panne

“Facing obstacles to banking, many immigrants use ROSCA systems to help establish themselves by buying a home or founding a business, or to fund their children’s education. Nkem Khumbah immigrated to the United States from Cameroon in 1990. The seventh of eight children, he came for an education at the University of the District of Columbia. Determined to start building his savings, he worked odd jobs, often tutoring or working the front desk of an apartment building. In order to stick to a savings plan, he put $300 a month into his community’s njangi, and about a year later received over $3,000 to buy his first car. As more of his family came to the United States, the njangi grew to 30 participants. The family prospered, obtaining advanced degrees, buying property and starting businesses. Today, Khumbah is a lecturer at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.” (11/26/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21546/rosca-collective-money-circles-banking-immigrants

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25) An up side to Trumpism?
Source: KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L Knapp

“The Trump era is certainly proving consequential within the libertarian movement. His presidential campaign and the 2016 election moved some fairly recent ‘authoritarian, but ‘libertarian’ sounds really cool, sooo …’ arrivals to the movement to out themselves, either by admitting they weren’t really on board with libertarianism and departing, or engaging in pathetic attempts to Trumpalize the movement. His focus on immigration is also bringing the ‘libertarian in error’ versus ‘knows better but doesn’t care’ distinction on that subject to a head.” (11/26/18)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2018/11/an-up-side-to-trumpism.html

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26) Newsweek-employed spy explains why Assange should be prosecuted
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“So it turns out it’s really really important for powerful people to be able to lie to us with impunity, you guys. I know this because an actual, literal spy told me that that’s what I’m meant to believe in an article published by Newsweek yesterday. If you were wondering how long it would take the imperial propagandists to ramp up their efforts to explain to us why it is good for the Trump administration to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after we learned that sealed charges have been brought against him by the United States government, the answer is eight days. If you were wondering which of those propagandists would step forward and aggressively attempt to do so, the answer is Naveed Jamali. To be clear, I do not use the word ‘propagandist’ to refer to a mass media employee whose reliable track record of establishment sycophancy has propelled him to the upper echelons of influence within platforms owned by plutocrats who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo … I mean he is a current member of the United States intelligence community …” (11/25/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/11/25/newsweek-employed-spy-explains-to-us-why-assange-should-be-prosecuted

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27) Washington Post hypocrisy on Khashoggi and Kennedy
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Ever since Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, the Post has pressed hard to show that the murder was a state-sponsored assassination orchestrated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. If only the Post had shown the same diligence, determination, and perseverance in the assassination of President Kennedy that it is displaying in the Khashoggi assassination. Instead, like many other U.S. mainstream newspapers, the Post has long taken the same position on the Kennedy assassination that President Trump is taking with respect to the Khashoggi assassination: obtuse denial.” (11/26/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/11/26/washington-post-hypocrisy-on-khashoggi-and-kennedy/

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28) Neoliberalism’s dark path to fascism
Source: OpEdNews
by Chris Hedges

“As a ruling ideology, neoliberalism was a brilliant success. Starting in the 1970s, its Keynesian mainstream critics were pushed out of academia, state institutions and financial organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank and shut out of the media. Compliant courtiers and intellectual poseurs such as Milton Friedman were groomed in places such as the University of Chicago and given prominent platforms and lavish corporate funding. They disseminated the official mantra of fringe, discredited economic theories popularized by Friedrich Hayek and the third-rate writer Ayn Rand. Once we knelt before the dictates of the marketplace and lifted government regulations, slashed taxes for the rich, permitted the flow of money across borders, destroyed unions and signed trade deals that sent jobs to sweatshops in China, the world would be a happier, freer and wealthier place. It was a con. But it worked.” (11/26/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Neoliberalism-s-Dark-Path-by-Chris-Hedges-Authoritarianism_Corporations_Economic_Fascism-181126-239.html

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29) Trump fighting the elitist enemy within his own White House
Source: Fox News Forum
by Steve Hilton

“Over the Thanksgiving break, I read Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House. When it came out in September the snooty elitists on the East Coast salivated over its juicy gossip: “Trump watches TV a lot!” and the story it told of a president they see as an ignorant, dangerous barbarian. Here are a few of the condescending highlights: From Judy Woodruff, PBS: ‘It is a stunning look inside the Trump presidency, exposing a chaotic White House led by a man who has said he believes the key to power is fear.’ From Jamie Gangel, CNN: ‘I think what Woodward has presented here is a devastating portrait…’ From Mika Brzezinski, co-host, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’: ‘All the anecdotes certainly ring true to the man we know and the man who never evolved or stepped up when he won the presidency…’ The East Coast elite held up this book as evidence of why Donald Trump is not fit to be president. Well, either they haven’t read the book, or they’re deliberately distorting what’s in it. What Bob Woodward has actually done is write a book in praise of President Trump.” (11/26/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/steve-hilton-trump-is-fighting-the-elitist-enemy-within-his-own-white-house

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30) The stock exchange demystified
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Antony Mueller

“The stock market is a central institution of capitalism. Companies go public in order to raise capital for their expansion. Economic growth consists in the enlargement of business profitability. The income that firms generate is the basis of expenditure for private consumption and government. How profitable are companies determines the returns of other investment vehicles, including bonds or real estate. There is an indissoluble link between capitalism and the stock market. Over the long run, stocks will rise when capitalism flourishes and fall when the entrepreneurial spirit wilts. Therefore, a crash is not to blame on the stock market but on the erosion of capitalism that has preceded the collapse.” (11/26/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/stock-exchange-demystified

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31) More for the “who cares about due process for sex offenders?” file
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by David Post

“If my posting a few days ago (‘Denying Bail’) on the unconstitutionality of an Arizona statute categorically denying bail to individuals charged with sexual assault didn’t convince you that our current legislative war on ‘sex offenders’ is careening off the constitutional rails and posing a real threat to our civil liberties, you might want to have a look at US v. Welsh, the subject of a recently-filed cert petition now before the Supreme Court.” (11/26/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/11/26/more-for-the-violating-due-process-file

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32) Behind Ukraine-Russia naval tensions, a more brutal economic war
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Fred Weir

“Russia’s conflict with Ukraine is back in the headlines after Russia seized three Ukrainian military vessels and their crews near Crimea, triggering a declaration of martial law in Ukraine and a fresh escalation of tensions between the two formerly friendly neighbors. But very little attention has been paid to the economic slugfest between the two, which has caused far more destruction than Russia’s sanctions war with the West over the past five years, and will leave lasting consequences even if they manage to resolve the present, seemingly intractable, political conflict. Russia and Ukraine were joined at the hip as part of a single state for more than three centuries. Both countries were hard hit by the rupture of traditional ties when the Soviet Union collapsed almost three decades ago, but that greatly intensified after a pro-Western government came to power in Kiev in early 2014, and Russia responded by annexing Crimea and promoting a separatist war in eastern Ukraine.” (11/26/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2018/1126/Behind-Ukraine-Russia-naval-tensions-a-more-brutal-economic-war

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33) Would more representative voting favor the Democrats? Not quite
Source: Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Jason Brennan

“Before, during, and after the election, many of the Democrats in my Facebook feed keep complaining that the current districting system is unfair and leads to gerrymandering and overrepresentation of Republicans in Congress. They also complain that, even independently of that, the ratio of Democrats to Republicans in the general population isn’t reflected in the ratio of Democrats to Republican in Congress. Response: Well, sort of … I mean, gerrymandering is morally suspicious and no doubt affects representation in unfair or self-interested ways. But here’s the deeper problem. The political science literature is rather clear that first-past-the-post voting is not a good system if you care about having real representation in the legislature.” (11/26/18)

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2018/11/would-more-representative-voting-favor-the-democrats-not-quite/

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34) “Check your privilege” rhetoric doesn’t advance discourse, it squelches it
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Gary M Galles

“Those unleashing ‘check your privilege’ barrages describe them as reminders to always be empathetic and sensitive to others’ feelings. A gentle version is that you (but never them) might be including some inappropriate assumptions behind your conclusions. Something that may be sensible for you, given your asserted privilege, may not be sensible for others, and the ensuing misunderstanding can lead to insufficient consideration of others and erroneous evaluations. Of course, the demanded sensitivity also awards anyone asserting hurt feelings unilateral veto power over your ability to share or defend what you believe.” (11/26/18)

https://fee.org/articles/check-your-privilege-rhetoric-doesnt-advance-discourse-it-squelches-it/

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35) The snob party
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“The Democratic party is the political home of snobbery, a word and a concept often misunderstood. Snobbery does not refer to the cultivated preferences of those refined persons who order the ’82 Bordeaux because it is their mothers’ milk or who have an iTunes library full of Liszt because the sound of Cardi B fills them with discomfort and anxiety. The genuinely refined — particularly those cocooned by wealth — usually are not much interested in the enthusiasms or tastes of others, whereas the snob is obsessed with his own discernment relative to the low and vulgar tastes of those around him.” (11/26/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/11/democrat-party-snobs-beto-orourke-progressive-politics/

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36) A brief history of French socialists
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Luka Nikolic

“The country once named Gaul has produced some of the greatest writers such as Hugo and Balzac; some of the most-skilled generals such as Napoleon and De Gaulle; and many other remarkable historic figures. Yet regardless of such achievements, the French economy has long been impeded by collectivist policies. Despite being the 10th largest economy, its level of economic freedom is behind former communist countries such Albania and Bulgaria. What is ironic is that France produced some of the greatest proponents for freedom — such as Bastiat, Say and Tocqueville, yet French leaders, both historical and contemporary, have failed to heed the please of their fellow statesmen.” (11/26/18)

https://mises.org/wire/brief-history-french-socialists

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37) Don’t mess with Nancy Pelosi
Source: The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman

“Politics, Albert Einstein supposedly said, is more difficult than physics. It’s full of uncontrolled variables, experiments impossible to repeat, and human beings in all their unpredictable cravenness, ambition, and ignorance. In our media-saturated age, when we call someone a good politician we’re usually thinking of their charisma, their rhetorical skill, and their ability to win the affections of their constituents. The quieter work that goes on in back rooms is harder to see and therefore to judge. Except at certain moments like this one. Nancy Pelosi, target of endless criticism and thousands upon thousands of attack ads, is showing what it means to be a good politician. While she hasn’t yet guaranteed her place as the next speaker of the House, she is busily dismantling the rebellion she has faced in the last year or so, what appeared to be the most serious threat to her leadership in the 16 years she has led House Democrats. And in the process, she’s showing why she’s stuck around for so long.” (11/25/18)

http://prospect.org/article/dont-mess-nancy-pelosi-0

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38) For a new media
Source: The Launch Pad Media
by Ben Wiegold

“American children are taught from a very young age to revere the state and its agents, to not question the official explanation from their teachers (or from Wolf Blitzer for that matter), and thus it should be no surprise that American adults are so susceptible to being fooled over and over by the propaganda machine that is the mainstream media. All of this is why we here at The Launch Pad Media focus on launching ideas in your direction, not getting you to agree with us on every issue. We don’t want you to just repeat what we say like the state urges you to regurgitate what it and its henchmen say. We are all libertarians, anarchists and liberty-lovers of one stripe or another, but this doesn’t mean that we are closed off to differing opinions. Rather we encourage open dialogue centered on the honest pursuit of truth, regardless of where it leads.” (11/25/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/for-a-new-media/

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39) The strange ethics of killing John Allen Chau
Source: The New Republic
by Ryu Spaeth

“Did John Allen Chau, the Christian missionary killed two weeks ago by an indigenous tribe on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, deserve to die? There is the sense that, at the very least, the inhabitants of North Sentinel Island, part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands located some 700 miles off India’s eastern coast, were justified in meeting Chau’s insistent proselytizing with a hail of arrows. ‘He invited that aggression,’ an Indian anthropology professor told the AP. That so few have raised ethical concerns about Chau’s death makes this an extreme case, as if it lies outside any semblance of international law, in some space where only a blunt righteousness prevails –and it is this very quality, perhaps, that makes the story so compelling to audiences around the world.” (11/26/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/152392/strange-ethics-killing-john-allen-chau

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40) Bordertarians
Source: Strike The Root
by Alex R Knight III

“Among the numerous other rifts which have divided libertarians over time, none of them in recent memory seem to have created as much consternation as have the intertwined issues of both immigration, and state (national) borders. Now it should seem at first glance that this dual issue, as it were, is an easily resolvable one from any even basic grasp of libertarian concepts: Since each individual human being is a self-owner (and I think here we can skip the semantical arguments that term raises on occasion), it follows that people should have the freedom to travel and live where they wish, so long as they do not violate the property rights of any other individual. Hence, immigration laws, and the arbitrary government boundaries within which they are enforced, are entirely illegitimate threats and uses of force against innocent people. Seems fairly solid and noncontroversial, right? If only.” (11/26/18)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/bordertarians

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41) EU militarism is nothing new
Source: spiked
by James Woudhuysen

“For those of us in Britain who oppose military intervention in other nations’ affairs, a real Brexit would be a boon because it would give the EU less control over our military affairs. Sure, Britain might for some years remain part of NATO. But at least we wouldn’t have to keep up with all of the EU’s sparkly new initiatives in what it, like Whitehall, misleadingly calls ‘defence.’ German chancellor Angela Merkel made headlines this month when she endorsed French president Emmanuel Macron’s proposal for a ‘true European army,’ ‘to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States.’ But EU-wide military cooperation is already underway. While Tory Eurosceptics often exaggerate the cohesion of the EU’s efforts to grow its militarism, these projects do exist, and have been growing.” (11/26/18)

https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/11/26/eu-militarism-is-nothing-new/

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42) President Donald Trump is correct on nationalism
Source: USA Today
by Boris Epshteyn

“President Donald Trump has consistently focused on putting America first on the world stage, resulting in wins on behalf of the American people. North Korea hasn’t tested a nuclear missile or ICBM since last fall, Iran has felt immense pressure from U.S.-imposed sanctions, and we have watched competitors and allies alike come to the table to renegotiate bad trade deals. The president’s efforts to renegotiate trade pacts such as NAFTA and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement were widely derided. However, the president brushed aside his detractors and kept his eye on the prize of fair trade. Now we have a trade agreement with South Korea that benefits American manufacturers and allows us to maintain a strong relationship with a key ally.” (11/25/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/25/president-donald-trump-correct-nationalist-editorials-debates/2110247002

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43) Remembering Alger Hiss in the age of Russiagate
Source: CounterPunch
by Jeremy Kuzmarov

“In January 1950, Alger Hiss, a former State Department employee and Director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was convicted of perjury after being charged with spying for the Russians. He was sentenced to ten years in a federal penitentiary of which he served three and a half. The sentencing was the culmination of a frenzied political trial which catapulted Richard Nixon to fame and undergirded the advent of a period of domestic political repression known as McCarthyism. Today, it is worth looking back at the Hiss case since we are living in another era of anti-Russia hysteria. Political figures, albeit of a more reactionary stripe, are again being accused of colluding with Russia to subvert democracy, with dubious evidence so far.” (11/26/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/11/26/remembering-alger-hiss-in-the-age-of-russia-gate/

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44) The grateful president
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“What are you thankful for? Surely you were asked over Thanksgiving by friends or relatives — just as the president was by reporters. No doubt you had more social grace than to launch into a full-throated self-endorsement.” (11/26/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/11/26/the-grateful-president/

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45) Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s betrayal of its own ideals
Source: Antiwar.com
by Nozomi Hayase

“As disclosures of government corruption began to challenge the legitimacy of authorities, the war on whistleblowers has escalated to a new level. Recent public confirmation of the US government’s secret charges on Assange has shown the empire’s expansion of a combat zone, to include journalists and publishers as its target. Although there is no clarity as to what charges are filed against Assange, the data that Google handed over to the US government in order to assist the prosecution of WikiLeaks’ staff indicated that alleged offenses include espionage. The Espionage Act of 1917 is a US federal law, created after World War I for wartime prosecutions. This outdated law does not allow a public interest defense and prevents whistleblowers from having their motivations considered in court, making it impossible for them to defend their acts and receive a fair trial. Manning was convicted and Snowden charged under the Espionage Act by President Obama. Now this law that was used to imprison whistleblowers is weaponized to punish those who report on government crimes.” (11/26/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/nozomi_hayase/2018/11/25/prosecution-of-julian-assange-americas-betrayal-of-its-own-ideals/

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46) Trump right about judges; Roberts in denial
Source: Town Hall
by Kurt Schlichter

“Call it an ‘aspirational lie,’ the kind of lie that an establishment-type tells you that is manifestly, obviously, what-the-hell-are-you-kidding-me false, but he/she/xe tells it to you anyway because he/she/xe really really really wants it to be true and because he/she/xe does not want to admit that his/her/xir institution is broken. Take Justice John Souter Roberts’s astonishingly untrue statement from last week: ‘We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.’ Every word of this is blatantly false, and the punctuation is pretty deceptive too.” (11/26/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/11/26/trump-is-right-about-judges-and-roberts-is-in-denial-n2536434

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47) Quantum Vibe, 11/26/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (11/26/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1878

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48) Is Trump compromised by Saudi money?
Source: The Atlantic
by Andrew Kragie

“Although Trump tweeted last month that he has ‘no financial interests in Saudi Arabia,’ he has in the past acknowledged business ties with the kingdom. ‘Saudi Arabia, I like the Saudis,’ he said at a July 2015 campaign rally. ‘I make a lot of money with them. They buy all sorts of my stuff. All kinds of toys from Trump. They pay me millions and hundreds of millions.’ The Associated Press reported that in the 1990s, when Trump was ‘teetering on personal bankruptcy and scrambling to raise cash,’ a billionaire Saudi prince twice closed on multimillion-dollar deals, including one to buy a 282-foot yacht called ‘Princess.’ More recent business comes through Saudi stays at Trump hotels during his presidency, though PolitiFact reports that the Trump Organization doesn’t appear to own property or invest in the kingdom.” (11/26/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/11/schiff-will-probe-trump-business-ties-saudi-arabia/576601/

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49) Ludwig von Mises on liberalism, nationalism, and self-determination
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, in 1919, Mises published a lesser-known work, Nation, State, and Economy, that contains many of the essential ideas that he very soon developed in his critique of comprehensive government planning. But he also offered an analysis of the relationship between national identities, oppression of linguistic and ethnic minorities, democratic government, and political self-determination. Though formulated 100 years ago at a time when political and economic nationalist sentiments were strongly manifesting themselves in Central and Eastern Europe in the wake of the disintegration of the German, Austrian, and Russian Empires, Mises'[s] analysis and policy conclusions still have relevance today with the apparent resurgence of anti-globalist nationalism in various parts of the world, including in the same areas of Europe as in 1919.” (11/26/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/ludwig-von-mises-on-liberalism-nationalism-and-self-determination/

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50) Is there a “constitutional right” to homeschool?
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Joe Wolverton II

“A concurring opinion published in a case decided recently by the Georgia Court of Appeals asserts that parents have a constitutionally protected right to homeschool their children. In his concurring opinion in the child-custody case of Borgers v. Borgers, Judge Stephen Dillard, chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, delivered an impassioned and erudite defense of absolute parental sovereignty over their children’s training. ‘The liberty interest of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is the most ancient of the fundamental rights we hold as a people,’ Judge Dillard declared. … Curiously, there are those in the conservative community who, although agreeing with Dillard’s reasoning on policy grounds, refuse to recognize any constitutional protection for parents’ educational prerogative.” (11/25/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/25/is-there-a-constitutional-right-to-homeschool/

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51) Reason Podcast, 11/26/18
Source: Reason

“Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch today tackle some of the thorniest questions in our country’s never-ending immigration debate: Does President Donald Trump have a point about the 1,700 percent jump in asylum seekers? Does Hillary Clinton have a point about the left abetting the populist right through failures of both policy and engagement? Do high immigration levels lead to the very degradation of social trust that certain people (cough, cough) keep yammering on about? Along the way we also discuss balloon murder, Steven Pinker’s hair, and our own insufferable Thanksgiving political conversations.” [various formats] (11/26/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/26/does-trump-have-a-point-about-asylum

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52) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/26/18
Source: Cato Institute

“How should we think about the real rate of interest? What changes can alter or obfuscate it? Claudio Borio of BIS comments.” [various formats] (11/26/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/understanding-real-rate-interest

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53) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 186
Source: Free Man Beyond the Wall

“Prepping for an economic downturn w/ Jack Spirko.” [various formats] (11/26/18)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-186-prepping-for-an-economic-downturn-w-jack-spirko

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54) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/26/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Consistent failure has not deterred those who wish to rule the world militarily. With each passing decade, the foreign policy of America’s Founders is looking more and more attractive. Ron Paul has consistently advocated their policy of non-intervention and peace.” [Flash video] (11/26/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/no-morewe-must-stop-the-40-year-old-obsession-with-iran

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55) This Week in Bitcoin, 11/26/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“A look at censorship of bitcoin-related media and the future of bitcoin from a knowledgeable fund manager, Anthony Pompliano.” [various formats]

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e580-The-Bitcoin-podcast-that-mysteriously-disappeared-from-iTunes-Pomp-from-Off-the-Chain

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56) Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything on seeking truth in the post-truth era
Source: Reason

“In a wide-ranging interview with Reason’s Zach Weissmueller (full disclosure: Weissmueller is married to the show’s casting director), Adam Conover shares his thoughts on the ‘response videos’ to his work proliferating on YouTube, how he contends with the psychological defense mechanisms that prevent viewers from changing their opinions, the ‘de-platforming’ of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and how big tech companies are changing our perceptions of reality.” [Flash video] (11/26/18)

https://reason.com/reasontv/2018/11/26/adam-ruins-everythings-conover-truth

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57) Scott Adams Says, 11/26/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about lying pictures, Chinese super-babies, Senator Hyde-Smith, and coffee.” [Flash video] (11/26/18)

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

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58) One Free Family, episode 40
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“A crying child can be one of the most upsetting and terrifying things for a parent to see. While our instincts tell us to try and make it stop as quickly as possible, trying to make the crying stop rarely has positive results. In this episode, James and Taylor return to discuss helping their kids work through their big emotions, and how their mindset and approach has changed over the years.” [Flash audio] (11/26/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/helping-our-kids-through-their-big-emotions-and-the-life-changing-train-analogy-off040/

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59) The Bob Zadek Show, 11/25/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“The Libertarian Case for Redistricting Reform.” [various formats] (11/25/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/11/22/the-libertarian-case-for-redistricting-reform

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60) CQ Budget Podcast, episode 87
Source: Roll Call

“With just eight legislative days remaining to avoid a partial government shutdown, lawmakers will confront a slew of prickly issues, including Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, in their government spending talks, says CQ’s senior budget reporter Paul M. Krawzak. He games out what might happen to the seven pending bills that need to pass by Dec. 7.” [various formats] (11/26/18)

https://www.rollcall.com/news/podcasts/mueller-probe-wall-funding-trip-spending-plan

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61) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 189
Source: The Daily Liberator

“Davin McInnes.” [various formats] (11/26/18)

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62) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 376
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Marc welcomes back Gene Epstein of Barron’s Magazine and The Soho Forum.Gene recently participated in a debate in which he defended capitalism against the ideas of socialism, and today he comes on the show to dismantle every argument for socialism that fans of the show could muster! But first, Gene gives an update on why he joined the Libertarian Party, what his plans are in the LP, and whether or not he has entertained the ideas of a Presidential run, as Marc suggested in his first appearance earlier this year.” [various formats] (11/26/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/11/26/gene-epstein-annihilates-the-arguments-for-socialism/

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63) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 276
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #276, I discuss the Korean Peace Process. North and South Korean soldiers shook hands and engaged in a friendly conversation across the DMZ. The soldiers are working on a road reconnecting North and South Korea. While Koreans continue to move towards peace, the American establishment is attempting to slow it. A recent article by David Sanger claimed Trump is being played by Kim Jong-un. I review articles by Gareth Porter, Tim Shorrock, and Peter Van Buren that debunk the Sanger article.” [various formats] (11/26/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-276-handshake-across-the-dmz

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64) The Last Nighters, episode 47
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“We’re gonna wreck it! It’s what we do here on the show, we’re going to wreck Wreck-it Ralph and let you in on some little known background information that is the keystone to understanding the true perpetrators when it comes to the good vs. bad labels.” [Flash audio] (11/26/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/wreck-it-ralph-the-last-nighters-episode-47/

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65) Free Talk Live, 11/25/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Riots in Paris over a fuel tax :: Taxation as a means of discouraging pollution? :: Zoning and regulations :: Local bureaucrats prevent a closed ice cream shop from selling :: London to ban junk food advertisements on local transit :: Local transit & government subsidies :: Protests, direct action and the ‘necessity defense’ :: Trump administration calls judging asylum ruling ‘absurd’ :: Caller suggests a border wall would stop asylum seekers :: Asylum seekers and legal standing :: Edgington Post — Andy Gause :: HOSTS — Darryl, Jackie, Laurel.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/25/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-11-25

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