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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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In the News:

1) Election 2017: Dems notch wins from coast to coast
2) OR: FBI agents raid HQ of major body broker
3) Bodies of 26 teenage African girls found floating in Mediterranean Sea
4) Congress: Pol walks out on “moment of silence” to dance on Texas victims’ graves
5) Alphabet’s Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver’s seat
6) Lost guns, backlogged asylum seekers among DHS “vulnerabilities”
7) Cornyn to introduce victim disarmament efficiency improvement bill
8) Report: UNC cop posed as mechanic to infiltrate Silent Sam protesters
9) Trump rejects stricter gun checks, notes “good guy with gun”
10) MA: Tufts students want school to break up with the Mooch
11) Lockheed gets US Air Force contract to develop high-power airborne laser weapons
12) UK: Carl Sargeant, sacked Welsh cabinet minister, found dead
13) NJ: Chris Christie “spars with” constituent outside voting site
14) Pompeo met with advocate of DNC leak theory — at Trump’s request
15) CA: Pol proposes armored cars to transport pot tax money
16) Harvey Weinstein’s army of spies
17) DiGiorno mocks Papa John’s over anthem whining
18) Afghanistan: Islamic State forces attack Kabul TV station
19) Page reveals new contacts with Trump campaign, Russians
20) Saudi Arabia: Crown prince widens purge

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Cynical politicians turn #fakenews into a rallying cry for censorship
22) Veterans Day: “Appropriate homage”
23) The US and Saudi Arabia are about to make more disastrous and idiotic mistakes, part 1
24) The owners of Twitter have rights
25) Martin Luther King and Lee Harvey Oswald
26) I’m a conservative and I hate the Republican tax plan
27) Hariri’s shock resignation: What Saudis gain, and Lebanon could lose
28) Poll: Americans fear North Korean nuclear attack
29) International trade under the Soviets: A comedy of errors
30) Though it would benefit me greatly, the proposed pass-through entity tax cut is a bad idea
31) If we can’t discuss issues, how can we solve them?
32) How public shaming makes real change harder
33) What Hayek gets wrong about a Universal Basic Income
34) Gun laws do not stop evil individuals
35) Rise of the Superfluous Class, part 13
36) Looking at the “gun violence” problem
37) “Chained CPI”: The biggest Trojan horse in the Republican tax plan
38) Tax cuts without spending cuts benefit no one
39) Quantum Vibe, 11/07/17
40) NAFTA, the cross-border disaster
41) When gunmen strike, you’re on your own
42) Yellen’s poor legacy — and Powell’s challenges
43) Saudi bombing & blockade devastating Yemen, and Yemenis know the US bears
44) Learning to love McCarthyism
45) Secession — not military intervention — can help Venezuela
46) Whose decision was a greater threat to soldiers’ lives: Bush’s or Bergdahl’s?
47) “Russia did it!”: A comforting delusion
48) There should always be “daylight” between the US and our clients
49) Disaster in Red: The hundredth anniversary of the Russian socialist revolution
50) Trump plays with fire in Saudi Arabia

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/07/17
52) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 74
53) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 29
54) Freedom Feens Radio, 11/07/17
55) Activism 101 Podcast, episode 24
56) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1032
57) Free Talk Live, 11/06/17
58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 114
59) Elijah Magnier on The Scott Horton Show

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

1) Election 2017: Dems notch wins from coast to coast
Source: The Hill

“Democrats roared back on Tuesday a year after suffering perhaps the most demoralizing defeat in modern political history, claiming big victories in races up and down the ballot and across the country. … Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) won the Virginia governorship by a wider-than-expected margin, even with Democrats fretting about his late campaign strategy. Democrat Justin Fairfax won the lieutenant governor’s office, becoming only the second African American to win a statewide post in Virginia since Reconstruction, while Attorney General Mark Herring (D) won re-election. In New Jersey, former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy (D) easily won the right to replace deeply unpopular Gov. Chris Christie (R) …. In Washington, Democrat Manka Dhingra (D) appeared headed for victory in a special election to fill an open state Senate seat …. Georgia Democrats celebrated winning two deep red districts in special state House elections.” [editor’s note: Unmentioned in this account is that Bill de Blasio was also re-elected mayor of NYC – TLK] (11/08/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/359310-dems-win-from-coast-to-coast

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2) OR: FBI agents raid HQ of major body broker
Source: Daily Mail [UK]

“Federal agents have seized records from a national company that solicits thousands of Americans to donate their bodies to science each year, then profits by dissecting the parts and distributing them for use by researchers and educators. The search warrant executed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at MedCure Inc headquarters here on November 1 is sealed, and the bureau and the company declined to comment on the nature of the FBI investigation. But people familiar with the matter said the inquiry concerns the manner in which MedCure distributes body parts acquired from its donors. MedCure is among the largest brokers of cadavers and body parts in the United States.” (11/07/17)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-5059597/FBI-agents-raid-headquarters-major-U-S-body-broker.html

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3) Bodies of 26 teenage African girls found floating in Mediterranean Sea
Source: New York Post

“Italian authorities are probing the deaths of 26 teenage African girls whose bodies were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea along the perilous route to Europe from Libya, according to a report. The girls, aged 14-18, are believed to have been migrants from Niger and Nigeria who had embarked on the dangerous voyage over the weekend, according to CNN. Their bodies were found floating near a partially sunken rubber dinghy, which other girls were clinging to, when rescuers arrived, said Lorena Ciccotti, police chief in the southern Italian port city of Salerno. Autopsies were expected to be performed Tuesday as authorities seek to determine whether the girls had been tortured or sexually abused.” (11/07/17)

http://nypost.com/2017/11/07/bodies-of-26-teenage-african-girls-found-floating-in-mediterranean-sea/

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4) Congress: Pol walks out on “moment of silence” to dance on Texas victims’ graves
Source: Miami Herald

“Ted Lieu wasn’t going to sit through another moment of silence, he said. So Lieu, a Democratic congressman, didn’t join his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives for a moment of silence Monday night for the victims of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 churchgoers dead and at least 20 more injured. His walkout was intended to send a message that the time for action — and, more specifically, stricter gun laws — is now, he said.” [editor’s note: So he walked out on a moment of maudlin theater for a few minutes of disco fever. Stay classy, Ted – TLK (11/07/17)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article183167166.html

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5) Alphabet’s Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver’s seat
Source: Reuters

“Alphabet Inc’s Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday. The test without a human in the driver’s seat is a first in the United States as large tech companies, big automakers and well-funded startups race to develop fully autonomous cars. While self-driving car companies test their vehicles in public, they routinely have a human in the driver’s seat ready to take over if the technology fails.” (11/07/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-selfdriving/alphabets-waymo-to-launch-robotaxis-with-no-human-in-drivers-seat-idUSKBN1D72BU

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6) Lost guns, backlogged asylum seekers among DHS “vulnerabilities”
Source: USA Today

“The Department of Homeland Security has key vulnerabilities in administration and oversight that could leave the agency open to fraud and pose threats to national security and public safety, according to a series of reports issued in recent weeks by the department’s inspector general. The problems range from miscommunications on immigration to oversight failures at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a skyrocketing backlog of asylum applications that could present a ‘significant risk to national security and public safety,’ the inspector general found. The issues show just how steep the challenges are for President Trump’s pick to lead the agency, Kirstjen Nielsen, who is facing a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. The 15-year-old agency, created to help keep Americans safe after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has a broad mission guarding the nation’s ports, borders and airports and overseeing federal disaster response and recovery.” (11/07/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/07/homeland-security-lost-guns-backlogged-asylum-application-vulnerabilities-lax-grant-oversight-dhs/838089001

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7) Cornyn to introduce victim disarmament efficiency improvement bill
Source: Raw Story

“Texas Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said on Tuesday that he plans to introduce legislation to ensure federal agencies put required criminal records into a national database, after a shooting on Sunday in which 26 people were killed in a church. ‘I plan to introduce legislation … to ensure that all federal departments and agencies, including the Department of Defense, upload the required conviction records into the national database,’ Cornyn said in a statement. The gunman in the Texas shooting had been convicted by court-martial in 2012 of assaulting his first wife and stepson during his stint in the U.S. Air Force, but the Air Force did not enter the conviction into an FBI database used during background checks.” [editor’s note: Had they enforced the ones already on the books (for checking convicted violent felons), the “largest Texas massacre (since Waco)” would have required the guy to get his gun illegally, as he did – SAT] (11/07/17)

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/no-2-senate-republican-john-cornyn-to-introduce-background-check-bill

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8) Report: UNC cop posed as mechanic to infiltrate Silent Sam protesters
Source: Fox News

“A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police officer allegedly went undercover in an attempt to infiltrate protesters who were gathering regularly near the ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate statue, prompting outrage among local activists. The News & Observer reports Police Officer Hector Borges posed as an auto mechanic named ‘Victor’ who was sympathetic to the demonstrators’ cause against Confederate monuments. But on Nov. 2, activists spotted Borges on campus in police uniform — and the covert gig was up. Student activists confronted the officer and recorded the conversation. They posted the exchange on Facebook. Maya Little, a graduate student and sit-in organizer who posted the video of the confrontation, told the News & Observer that this is different from regular campus patrol work because ‘you had an officer trying to create a fake back story and trying to infiltrate a student group.'” [editor’s note: No sense of history; been happening since at least the 1960s — remember the Weathermen? – SAT] (11/07/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/07/unc-cop-posed-as-mechanic-to-infiltrate-silent-sam-protesters-group-says.html

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9) Trump rejects stricter gun checks, notes “good guy with gun”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“US President Donald Trump has said that ‘hundreds more’ would have died in a Texas church mass shooting if US gun laws were more stringent. He told reporters in Seoul that such measures would have ‘made no difference’ in Sunday’s attack, which left 26 people dead and 20 injured. Gunman Devin Patrick Kelley was found dead in his car after he fled the scene and was chased by armed bystanders. The US Air Force said he should have been legally barred from owning guns. Mr Trump was asked in the South Korean capital on Tuesday if his call for ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants should also apply to Americans who want to purchase a gun.” (11/07/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41895042

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10) MA: Tufts students want school to break up with the Mooch
Source: Raw Story

“More than 200 Tufts University students and alumni are pushing to get Anthony Scaramucci removed from a college advisory board in the wake of his brief stint in the White House, his profanity-filled New Yorker interview and the recent Holocaust-related poll circulated by his Scaramucci Post website. The Mooch is fighting back. Scaramucci tweeted Monday night at Carter Banker, a graduate student who circulated a digital petition last month requesting that administrators sever ties with the Tufts alumnus who has been on the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s advisory board for more than a year. He said he wanted her to invite him to campus for ‘an honest exchange of ideas and info’ that would help her ‘draw a more informed conclusion.'” (11/07/17)

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/tufts-students-want-school-to-break-up-with-the-mooch

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11) Lockheed gets US Air Force contract to develop high-power airborne laser weapons
Source: CNBC

“Lockheed Martin has been awarded an Air Force Research Laboratory contract to develop and produce high-energy fiber laser weapons for tactical fighter aircraft. Analysts say airborne laser weapons could help non-stealth military aircraft become more resistant to enemy missiles and potentially reduce the vulnerability to advanced air-defense systems. … The contact is valued at $26.2 million, but the potential market opportunity for such airborne weapon systems in the future could become significant once technology challenges are overcome.” (11/07/17)

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/06/lockheed-martin-gets-air-force-contract-to-develop-airborne-high-power-laser-weapons.html

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12) UK: Carl Sargeant, sacked Welsh cabinet minister, found dead
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The former Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant has been found dead days after it emerged that a number of women had made allegations of improper personal conduct against him. Sargeant was sacked on Friday from his post as Wales’s cabinet secretary for communities and children, after the allegations came to light, which the Welsh first minister later confirmed were in relation to a number of incidents with women. It is understood that Sargeant killed himself. North Wales police said on Tuesday that the death is not being treated as suspicious.” (11/07/17)

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/07/suspended-welsh-labour-politician-carl-sargeant-has-died

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13) NJ: Chris Christie “spars with” constituent outside voting site
Source: Fox News

“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie engaged in another heated argument with a constituent on Tuesday after voting in the state. A constituent came after Christie, questioning why he never merged his hometown of Mendham and the Mendham borough. ‘It’s easier to sit here and complain, but you know what, that’s the joy of public service — it is serving folks like you,’ Christie said in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday by a New York Times reporter. ‘It really is such a unique joy, you’re fabulous.’ During the spat, Christie encouraged the woman coming after him to ‘go in and vote’ and ‘run for a township committee,’ continually reiterating that as governor he did not have the power to merge the two municipalities.” [editor’s note: I added the quotes to clarify the headline; AFAIK no actual punches were thrown – SAT] (11/07/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/07/chris-christie-spars-with-constituent-outside-voting-site.html

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14) Pompeo met with advocate of DNC leak theory — at Trump’s request
Source: The Intercept

“CIA Director Mike Pompeo met late last month with a former U.S. intelligence official who has become an advocate for a disputed theory that the theft of the Democratic National Committee’s emails during the 2016 presidential campaign was an inside job, rather than a hack by Russian intelligence. Pompeo met on October 24 with William Binney, a former National Security Agency official-turned-whistleblower who co-authored an analysis published by a group of former intelligence officials that challenges the U.S. intelligence community’s official assessment that Russian intelligence was behind last year’s theft of data from DNC computers. Binney and the other former officials argue that the DNC data was ‘leaked,’ not hacked, ‘by a person with physical access’ to the DNC’s computer system. In an interview with The Intercept, Binney said Pompeo told him that President Donald Trump had urged the CIA director to meet with Binney to discuss his assessment that the DNC data theft was an inside job.” (11/07/17)

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/07/dnc-hack-trump-cia-director-william-binney-nsa/

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15) CA: Pol proposes armored cars to transport pot tax money
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state’s legal marijuana market, the state treasurer said Tuesday. The state on Jan. 1 will enter a new era with cannabis when recreational sales become legal and join the long-standing medical industry in what will become the largest U.S. legal pot economy. But the new market estimated to grow to $7 billion annually has a troubling flaw: Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, so most banks won’t do business with pot growers, manufacturers or retailers. That means marijuana companies typically operate only in cash.” [editor’s note: This is so ridiculous it deserves no comment – SAT] (11/07/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/California-proposes-armored-cars-to-transport-pot-12338440.php

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16) Harvey Weinstein’s army of spies
Source: The New Yorker

“In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations. According to dozens of pages of documents, and seven people directly involved in the effort, the firms that Weinstein hired included Kroll, which is one of the world’s largest corporate-intelligence companies, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies. … In some cases, the investigative effort was run through Weinstein’s lawyers, including David Boies, a celebrated attorney who represented Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential-election dispute and argued for marriage equality before the U.S. Supreme Court. Boies personally signed the contract directing Black Cube to attempt to uncover information that would stop the publication of a Times story about Weinstein’s abuses, while his firm was also representing the Times, including in a libel case.” (11/06/17)

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/harvey-weinsteins-army-of-spies/amp

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17) DiGiorno mocks Papa John’s over anthem whining
Source: Nasdaq

“Frozen pizza brand DiGiorno mocked Papa John’s in Twitter after the pizza chain’s founder and CEO John Schnatter blamed athletes’ national anthem protests for weak sales. … In a tweet, DiGiorno, a unit of Nestle, first responded through emojis to indicate that their sales didn’t experience negative effects. In response, Papa John’s eventually changed their Twitter bio to ‘Frozen pizza = the equivalent of a participation trophy,’ which was later changed to ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Better Tweets.'” [editor’s note: Too bad Papa John’s isn’t as good at making pizza as they are at playing the dozens on Twitter. Heck, too bad Papa John’s isn’t as good at making pizza as DiGiorno is – TLK] (11/07/17)

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/digiorno-mocks-papa-johns-over-anthem-whining-20171107-00159

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18) Afghanistan: Islamic State forces attack Kabul TV station
Source: Washington Post

“The extremist Islamic State group carried out an attack on Tuesday against one of Afghanistan’s most popular Pashto-language TV stations located in the heart of the capital Kabul, leaving at least two dead. A suicide bomber detonated himself at the station gates killing one security guard while one of the three assailants slipped into the compound and killed a female employee. At least 20 others were injured in the attack. The militants, who wore police uniforms, battled for three hours with security forces, filling the city with the sound of gunfire and explosions and forcing the station to halt its broadcast.” (11/07/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/isis-forces-attack-tv-station-in-heart-of-kabul-2-dead/2017/11/07/9d56ba40-c3aa-11e7-84bc-5e285c7f4512_story.html

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19) Page reveals new contacts with Trump campaign, Russians
Source: CNN

“Carter Page’s six-plus hours of testimony before the House intelligence committee makes clear senior members of the Trump campaign were aware of the former Trump foreign policy adviser’s July 2016 trip to Russia — and Page may have had interactions with more Russian government officials beyond what he’s previously acknowledged, according to a transcript of the interview released Monday night. … The testimony reveals new details about how Page kept people in the campaign informed about interactions he had with Russians, as well as more details about his Russian contacts beyond his encounter with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich during his July 2016 trip.” (11/06/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/06/politics/carter-page-testimony-released/index.html

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20) Saudi Arabia: Crown prince widens purge
Source: Reuters

“A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen expanded on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly detained in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history. The reported arrest of Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar followed the detention of dozens of top Saudis including billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in a crackdown that the attorney general described as ‘phase one.’ The purge is the latest in a series of dramatic steps by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to assert Saudi influence internationally and amass more power for himself at home.” [editor’s note: The former crown prince died in a helicopter crash this morning, too. Convenient accident! – TLK] (11/06/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-arrests/purge-of-saudi-princes-businessmen-widens-travel-curbs-imposed-idUSKBN1D60S6

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21) Cynical politicians turn #fakenews into a rallying cry for censorship
Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Who knew the republic was so vulnerable that our elections could be monkeywrenched by Russian dirty-tricksters spending their office coffee budget on a motley collection of social media ads that would make the authors of Nigerian prince scam emails wince at their clumsiness? Or, more likely, cynical politicians are making much ado about Putin and company’s low-rent effort to make themselves look relevant in order to justify government interference in political speech. Just consider Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) threat to Facebook, Google, and Twitter during Senate hearings over the clumsy Russky meddling: ‘You created these platforms, and now they’re being misused. And you have to be the ones who do something about it — or we will.’ Feinstein thinks government should exercise more control over speech? Such a shocker — unless you saw her try to smother encryption in 2016, or heard her insist in 2015 that edgy material like The Anarchist Cookbook ‘should be removed from the internet’ or …” (11/07/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/07/cynical-politicians-turn-fakenews-into-a

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22) Veterans Day: “Appropriate homage”
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“In 1938, Congress enshrined November 11 of each year as an American holiday ‘dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.” Somewhere between 15 and 19 million human beings — 1/3 of them civilians — perished in World War One. Fitting, don’t you think, to set aside a day each year for remembrance of the tragedy and for resolve against its repetition, however vain the latter hope might prove? But Armistice Day is a thing of the past. In 1954, Congress acted yet again, striking the word ‘Armistice’ from the 1938 law and inserting the word ‘Veterans.’ Why? ‘[I]n order,’ wrote president Dwight D. Eisenhower, ‘that a grateful Nation might pay appropriate homage to the veterans of all its wars.’ What does that mean, 63 years after Eisenhower’s proclamation and 99 years since the guns fell silent? USA Today reports that it means Free Stuff.” (11/07/17)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/11822

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23) The US and Saudi Arabia are about to make more disastrous and idiotic mistakes, part 1
Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg
by Michael Krieger

“Many of Donald Trump’s core supporters are not particularly keen on Saudi Arabia, and for very good reasons. Candidate Trump exploited this sentiment on the campaign trail, often tweeting in populist terms when it came to the barbaric absolute monarchy. As is too often the case, Donald Trump the President has taken a completely different tack. In fact, his very first foreign visit upon being inaugurated was to Saudi Arabia. This was no accident. It was a very clear and ominous statement of things to come. … In order to understand what just happened, we should all be aware of a recent clandestine trip that occurred just before all the crazy regional events unfolded over the past couple of days. Specifically, Jared Kushner took an unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia.” (11/07/17)

https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2017/11/07/the-u-s-and-saudi-arabia-are-about-to-make-more-disastrous-and-idiotic-mistakes-part-1/

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24) The owners of Twitter have rights
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Roger Stone is suing Twitter for kicking him out. Without saying exactly why they booted him, Twitter implies that the reason is abusive language. For his part, Stone accuses the social media giant of targeting right-wing tweeters while letting left-wing tweeters off the hook for the same or worse alleged wrongdoing. I’ll stipulate that Stone is justified in accusing Twitter of rank, ideologically motivated hypocrisy in applying its micro-blog policies. But he’s wrong to sue.” (11/07/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/11/07/the-owners-of-twitter-have-rights/

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25) Martin Luther King and Lee Harvey Oswald
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The records that the National Archives just released included a secret FBI analysis on civil-rights leader Martin Luther King. The thrust of the analysis is that King was a communist, and an immoral communist at that. …One big question that arises, of course, is why the FBI chose to keep this 50-year-old analysis secret from the American people until now. One possibility, of course, is that the FBI was just embarrassed about having published such a report. A second possibility, however, is that the FBI orchestrated the assassination of King and decided that the analysis would constitute evidence of motive.” (11/07/17)

https://www.fff.org/2017/11/07/martin-luther-king-lee-harvey-oswald/

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26) I’m a conservative and I hate the Republican tax plan
Source: Fox News
by Karol Markowicz

“In the world of conservative thought, few issues are as popular as tax reform. It’s an accepted truth, by nearly anyone on the right, that the tax code is too complicated for an average citizen to understand and too laden with loopholes to be fair. Beyond the structure of the code itself it’s a fairly standard conservative view that taxes themselves are unjust, that government should not be confiscating a large chunk of our hard-earned pay and they certainly shouldn’t then be helping themselves to additional taxes after that first take. In a perfect conservative world there would either be no taxes at all or a tax which would be simple to understand, a flat tax or the Fair Tax. But we don’t live in that perfect conservative world and so we recognize that tax policy, while still being burdensome, complicated and unfair, is used to achieve various societal objectives.” (11/07/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/11/07/im-conservative-and-hate-republican-tax-plan.html

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27) Hariri’s shock resignation: What Saudis gain, and Lebanon could lose
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Nicholas Blanford

“The sudden resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has plunged Lebanon into political uncertainty and raised fears that this tiny Mediterranean country is going to be dragged into the center of the burgeoning and at times violent regional confrontation between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. Saudi Arabia, reacting to the increasing influence the Islamic Republic wields in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, has in recent months steadily escalated its hostile rhetoric toward Iran. And in announcing his shock resignation Saturday in Riyadh, to which he appeared to have been summoned, Mr. Hariri lashed out at Iran and its powerful Lebanese ally Hezbollah in an uncharacteristically public fashion.” (11/06/17)

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2017/1106/Hariri-s-shock-resignation-What-Saudis-gain-and-Lebanon-could-lose

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28) Poll: Americans fear North Korean nuclear attack
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Why did President Trump suddenly go wheels-up on a grueling, 12-day Asian tour? As new polling data suggests, it might be because North Korea has suddenly emerged as a major nuclear threat in the eyes of most Americans. In the November IBD/TIPP Poll, taken from Oct. 26 to Nov. 3, 73% said they were ‘very concerned’ or ‘somewhat concerned’ about the ‘possibility of a nuclear attack by North Korea against the U.S. or its allies.’ The national poll of 917 adult Americans has a margin of error of +/-3.7 percentage points. Recent news developments no doubt feed this growing fear.” [editor’s note: So the security-theater fear campaign continues – SAT] (11/06/17)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/americans-fear-north-korean-nuclear-attack-ibdtipp-poll

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29) International trade under the Soviets: A comedy of errors
Source: JamesBovard.com
by James Bovard

“One of Ludwig von Mises'[s] great contributions to modern thought was his proof of the inability of economic calculation under socialism. This core truth should be recalled as many leftists seek to restore communism’s cachet. Perhaps nothing more vividly illustrates the mental paralysis that socialism begets than the foreign trade practices of East Bloc regimes. In 1986, a Czech border guard stopped a Polish family leaving Czechoslovakia and ordered a Polish kid to take off his new Czech shoes ‘because taking children’s shoes out of the country is prohibited.’ The Polish border guard watched passively — and then stopped a Czech car coming from Warsaw and ordered its new Polish tires stripped from the car, claiming that they had been illegally purchased in Poland. Western trade wars were love fests compared to East Bloc trade fights.” (11/06/17)

http://jimbovard.com/blog/2017/11/06/communist-burlesque-comecon-trade-trainwreck/

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30) Though it would benefit me greatly, the proposed pass-through entity tax cut is a bad idea
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“I own an S-corp and would benefit greatly from a reduced tax rate on S-corp pass through income. But I oppose it. The basis of this tax proposal is a familiar one — there is some type of economic behavior that Congress thinks is either meritorious or counter-productive, and there is a great urge to tweak the tax code to promote or hinder these behaviors. We get sold on the idea that owning a home is better than renting and thus we have the mortgage interest deduction. There are thousands of such tweaks in the tax code, and most have little to do with economic reality and more to do with some special interest rent-seeking with Congress. Someone in Congress thinks it’s good that business people own small businesses and they should get a lower tax rate. That’s me, so thanks. But we end up with craziness, exactly as we do every time Congress tries to pick winners and losers.” (11/07/17)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2017/11/though-it-would-benefit-me-greatly-the-proposed-pass-through-entity-tax-cut-is-a-bad-idea.html

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31) If we can’t discuss issues, how can we solve them?
Source: Town Hall
by Tom Purcell

“‘I’m afraid to discuss politics and current events with anyone except my wife and best friends, and it’s regrettable that millions of Americans feel the same way.’ ‘Ah, yes, you speak of the Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, a new national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults. It finds that 58 percent of Americans are afraid to share their political beliefs in the current political climate.’ ‘You got that right. We used to have civil discussions about a variety of issues down at my neighborhood’s pub, but now people jump down your throat if you don’t support the prevailing groupthink of the day.’ ‘Do you have any examples?’ ‘Sure. I happen to think that a tax system designed to unleash the economy is a good strategy to generate the government revenues we need to fund our programs. If I argue that point, I am labeled an uncaring conservative who favors the rich and hates the poor.'” (11/07/17)

https://townhall.com/columnists/tompurcell/2017/11/07/if-we-cant-discuss-issues-how-can-we-solve-them-n2406097

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32) How public shaming makes real change harder
Source: Everything Voluntary
by James Walpole

“Shame is powerful. When enough people get together to tell you that you’re wrong, you’re going to notice. When they’re people who have things you need, you’re probably going to change. So I’ll start this post by saying that I think shame is a really important tool in the social change kit. Violence, bigotry, dishonesty, authoritarianism — all of these things need to be countered with whatever we have at our disposal. But shaming can backfire, particularly if you want to create long-term change.” (11/07/17)

http://everything-voluntary.com/public-shaming-makes-real-change-harder

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33) What Hayek gets wrong about a Universal Basic Income
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Brittany Hunter

“Market advocates usually tend to reject any sort of system that seeks to rob from one individual in order to give to another. Yet, when it comes to the welfare state, some who align themselves with free enterprise support the idea of a universal basic income (UBI). … even though recent research and studies conducted on the matter have yielded results less than favorable to UBI champions, there are still those in the free market camp who continue to advocate for it. But this great libertarian divide on the issue of the UBI is not one that is exclusive to our modern day. In fact, both Milton Friedman and F.A. Hayek showed support for this type of system in their own time.” (11/07/17)

https://fee.org/articles/what-hayek-gets-wrong-about-a-universal-basic-income/

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34) Gun laws do not stop evil individuals
Source: USA Today
by Erich Pratt

“The evil that caused a demented individual to open fire in a Texas church is incomprehensible to any sane mind. But here’s an inconvenient truth for gun control fanatics: The killer already passed a background check at a gun store. Not only that, he was denied a carry permit by the state of Texas. But did that stop him from carrying a handgun on Sunday? Absolutely not! The fact is, gun control laws do not stop evil individuals from getting firearms … or from carrying or using them … or from utilizing trucks or any other item … to commit heinous acts of violence! There is nothing that gun grabbers are proposing today that would have made a bit of difference in Sunday’s shooting. And that includes instituting gun bans on certain types of firearms, as USA TODAY’s Editorial Board advocates.” (11/07/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/11/07/gun-laws-do-not-stop-evil-individuals-editorials-debates/838548001

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35) Rise of the Superfluous Class, part 13
Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“Last Wednesday was my day to reorient myself. I end up doing that from time to time, and I think it’s essential, given the complexity and pressures of modern life … and very certainly so, given the complexities of a non-standard life. Immediately I focused on the messes of the sanitarium and the ‘superfluous’ people I had lent my time to. I don’t regret it of course — it was the right thing to do and may end up keeping a few people from deep trouble — but it quickly became a double-scoop of drama, the kind of thing that can raise your blood pressure unhealthily.” (11/07/17)

https://www.freemansperspective.com/rosc-13-time-fun

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36) Looking at the “gun violence” problem
Source: The Zelman Partisans
by Carl Bussjaeger

“Given [Uniform Crime Report] data, we know that we have a theoretical maximum of 10,228 firearms-wielding murderers. In fact, since we also know of serial and and mass shootings, the number of gun murderers must be lower, but is not quantifiable with available data. For purposes of discussion I will use the high 10,228 figure for murderers. US Population (2016): 322,762,018 … Percent that are gun murderers: 0.0032% … That’s 32 ten-thousandths of 1 percent. Estimates of American gun owners vary by significantly large amounts. The lowest I have seen is 55 million, or roughly 17% of the general population. The highest is 120 million, or approximately 37%. Therefore, murderers are 0.0085 to 0.0186% of all gun owners. 85 ten-thousandths of 1 percent to 186 ten-thousandths of 1 percent.” (11/07/17)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=4555

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37) “Chained CPI”: The biggest Trojan horse in the Republican tax plan
Source: The New Republic
by David Dayen

“Several years ago, as President Barack Obama negotiated with Republicans over the budget, readers of liberal websites were subjected to ponderous explanations of ‘chained CPI,’ a proposed alternative to the Consumer Price Index that would calculate inflation as growing more slowly. Pitched as a more accurate measurement of inflation, the chained CPI was really an attempt to reduce the deficit on the backs of senior citizens: The net effect would have been a heavy benefit cut for Social Security, which only made sense if you thought the elderly were getting too sweet a deal with their $1,360 a month in average benefits. Now, chained CPI is back. And the new iteration, proposed as part of the Republican tax bill, is also a Trojan horse. It would establish the proposition that a ‘better’ inflation measure exists and should be employed across the government. Even if this specific legislation doesn’t touch Social Security, make no mistake: It puts Social Security under threat.” (11/07/17)

https://newrepublic.com/article/145688/biggest-trojan-horse-republican-tax-plan

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38) Tax cuts without spending cuts benefit no one
Source: Libertarian Party
by staff

“Senate Republicans are finally marking up their tax reform plan. It’s still unclear what the details may be after lobbyists have had their say and the parochial interests of GOP senators are satisfied, but a few themes are becoming clear. The corporate tax rate would be reduced …. On the individual side, the numbers of both tax brackets and deductible expenses would be reduced, and the standard deduction increased. ‘All this is well and good, except for a few little things,’ said Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark. ‘First, Republicans are trying to make their tax reform bill revenue neutral. That means for every tax reduction, there is a tax increase elsewhere. They will probably fail at that task, which is a good thing. Second, it doesn’t matter much whether the federal government borrows the money it spends or extracts it from the people through taxation. In either case, that money is no longer available to be spent or invested by individuals throughout the economy.'” (11/06/17)

https://www.lp.org/tax-cuts-without-spending-cuts-benefit-no-one/

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39) Quantum Vibe, 11/07/17
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Lea Jean Badelles

Cartoon. (11/07/17)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1724

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40) NAFTA, the cross-border disaster
Source: The American Prospect
by David Bacon

“Like the other trade agreements of our age, NAFTA is not really about trade. U.S. tariffs on Mexican imports were relatively low before it went into effect. In actuality, the treaty is an agreement to allow market penetration and investment, the relocation of production and the creation of supply chains in manufacturing. Up until the mid-1980s, Mexico had a very protective policy that restricted foreign investment and controlled the exchange rate to encourage domestic growth. A sharp shift in the late 1980s included market opening measures, privatization, and economic reforms. These reforms were accelerated by NAFTA’s provisions on foreign investment.” (11/07/17)

http://prospect.org/article/nafta-cross-border-disaster

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41) When gunmen strike, you’re on your own
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“Here is an often-used tactic to defend government police organizations from criticism. Whenever critics point out abusive tactics of police officers, defenders counter with: ‘And yet you won’t refuse police help the next time there’s a robber in your house!’ This, we are told, illustrates that all police critics are ‘hypocrites.’ This has always been a dishonest tactic, of course, since ‘consumers’ of police ‘services’ are forced to pay for the local monopoly police force, and have no other options. Government police forces have monopolized the marketplace and crowded out affordable private security through other means. Thus, calling the police to scare off some robbers on one’s property is no more hypocritical than a critic of the local power company who nevertheless turns on a lightbulb. It’s simply a matter of making do with a high-priced, low-quality monopolist when no competition is allowed. Just how low these low-quality services are has become more apparent in recent months.” (11/07/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/articles/gunmen-strike-youre/

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42) Yellen’s poor legacy — and Powell’s challenges
Source: Cobden Centre
by Daniel Lacalle

“The appointment of Jerome Powell as the new chair of the Federal Reserve must be interpreted by the markets as a sign of continuity. He is not the hawk that many market participants feared and neither holds a dovish and dangerous stance. Yellen’s mandate has been widely criticized by many investors and economists. She inherited an economy where unemployment was at the Fed’s target levels, inflation was picking up and growth was strengthening, and yet she unnecessarily delayed raising rates and reducing the balance sheet for too long.” (11/07/17)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2017/11/yellens-poor-legacy-and-powells-challenges/

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43) Saudi bombing & blockade devastating Yemen, and Yemenis know the US bears responsibility
Source: In These Times
by Nasser Arrabyee

“Two years of the U.S.-backed Saudi war in Yemen has caused a disastrous humanitarian situation in the poorest Arab country. The conflict is increasingly stoking anti-American sentiment among Yemenis, many of whom see the U.S. government as a killer using Saudi hands. The conflict began in 2015, when President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi resigned and went into exile, and Saudi Arabia led an armed coalition allegedly to restore Hadi’s legitimacy. Hadi now leads a government-in-exile while the rebel Houthi movement surges in Yemen. According to the UN, around 13,500 civilians were killed in the conflict between March 2015 and June 2017. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, tells In These Times that the UN has not been able to regularly update its figures due to lack of documentation. Local human rights groups say the number might be several times higher, especially when you include the impacts of the blockade and a recent cholera outbreak, made much worse by Saudi bombings of health clinics and other effects of the war.” (11/07/17)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20676/yemen-saudi-arabia-bombing-blockade-united-states-trump-isis-al-qaeda

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44) Learning to love McCarthyism
Source: OpEdNews
by Robert Parry

“The New York Times has finally detected some modern-day McCarthyism, but not in the anti-Russia hysteria that the newspaper has fueled for several years amid the smearing of American skeptics as ‘useful idiots’ and the like. No, the Times editors are accusing a Long Island Republican of McCarthyism for linking his Democratic rival to ‘New York City special interest groups.’ As the Times laments, ‘It’s the old guilt by association.’ Yet, the Times sees no McCarthyism in the frenzy of Russia-bashing and guilt by association for any American who can be linked even indirectly to any Russian who might have some ill-defined links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Monday, in the same edition that expressed editorial outrage over that Long Island political ad’s McCarthyism, the Times ran two front-page articles under the headline: ‘A Complex Paper Trail: Blurring Kremlin’s Ties to Key U.S. Businesses.'” (11/07/17)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Learning-to-Love-McCarthyi-by-Robert-Parry-Dissent_Internet_Kremlin_Liberals-171106-960.html

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45) Secession — not military intervention — can help Venezuela
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Jose Nino

“Not too long ago, US President Donald Trump made headlines by suggesting a potential military option in Venezuela in the face of the country’s rapidly decaying political situation. It’s undeniable that Venezuela is suffering a humanitarian and economic crisis of unprecedented proportions all thanks to the socialist policies that the country has experimented with over the past two decades. But a military intervention in Venezuela is likely to be costly and damaging to Americans, while disastrous for Venezuelans. … If the Us were to have any diplomatic role in how Venezuela transitions out of its current tyrannical regime, It should pledge to recognize and engage in unilateral free trade with any breakaway regions of Venezuela that seek to escape the current regime.” (11/07/17)

https://mises.org/wire/secession-%E2%80%94-not-military-intervention-%E2%80%94-can-help-venezuela

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46) Whose decision was a greater threat to soldiers’ lives: Bush’s or Bergdahl’s?
Source: CounterPunch
by John Grant

“Obviously, to ask who endangered soldiers more, President George W. Bush or Bowe Bergdahl, is a rhetorical question. The real issue is whether a Dishonorable Discharge, a demotion and a fine is enough punishment for Bo Bergdahl. It’s clear by now it’s out-of-bounds (poor etiquette) to suggest our major leaders should be held accountable for bad military decisions that put soldiers in harms way and cost lives. It’s a variant of the bumper sticker, ‘Kill one person, it’s murder; kill 100,000, it’s foreign policy.’ Accountability is like gravity; it slips and falls and tends to find the most susceptible person or entity that can be turned into a receptacle for the blame. Naturally, you wave the flag like crazy while guiding the blame downward. Unless, of course, you were Japanese at the height of their failed, imperial thrust into the world; then, you made martial sounds as you sliced your guts open and a loyal factotum lopped your head off. There’s a certain honor in that.” (11/07/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/07/whose-decision-was-a-greater-threat-to-soldiers-lives-president-bushs-or-bowe-bergdahls/

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47) “Russia did it!”: A comforting delusion
Source: spiked
by Tara McCormack

“Almost the entire American political and media establishment has decided that the best way to delegitimise Trump is by pushing the idea that he was installed by the Kremlin. There are those in Britain who think this is a good plan for derailing Brexit, too, even though the evidence is even more feeble. In any case, the whole ‘our democracy has been taken over by a hostile foreign power’ play is not working out so well on either side of the pond. There still isn’t any proof that Putin had anything to do with either Brexit or Trump. I’ve lost count of the number of ‘here’s the smoking gun’ headlines claiming to blow open the whole Kremlin scheme. The articles, however, never provide any evidence.” (11/07/17)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/russia-did-it-a-comforting-delusion/

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48) There should always be “daylight” between the US and our clients
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“U.S. foreign policy under the Trump administration has often seemed erratic or confused, but Trump has consistently eliminated any public differences with a handful of client states in a bid to have ‘no daylight’ with them. In some cases, the vow to make sure there is ‘no daylight’ between the U.S. and the other government has been explicit, and in others it can be recognized by the total identification of the U.S. with the policies of the other government. Conflating U.S. interests with the interests of clients is not new, but it is still remarkable how completely Trump has tried to blur American interests with Israeli and Saudi ones in particular since taking office. The candidate who repeatedly emphasizes putting America first is a reliable booster of whatever these governments choose to do regardless of the harm it does to our security and reputation.” (11/07/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/there-should-always-be-daylight-between-the-u-s-and-our-clients/

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49) Disaster in Red: The hundredth anniversary of the Russian socialist revolution
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“In the name of a ‘classless society,’ communism created the most minute and granulated system of privilege, favor, and power, depending upon where the individual stood in the hierarchies of the Communist Party and the management of the vast central planning bureaucracy. ‘Special’ food and clothing stores, ‘special’ clinics and hospitals, ‘special’ apartments and country houses, ‘special’ resort and recreational facilities and vacation sites, ‘special’ opportunities (with Party permission) to visit the forbidden and decadent ‘West,’ and to bring back some of the ‘bourgeois’ goods unavailable in the ‘workers’ paradise.'” (11/07/17)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/disaster-red-hundredth-anniversary-russian-socialist-revolution/

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50) Trump plays with fire in Saudi Arabia
Source: Cato Institute
by Emma Ashford

“In recent months, the White House has managed to alienate most U.S. allies. The key exception has been President Donald Trump’s apparently excellent personal relationship with Saudi leaders, following up his successful trip with strong praise for Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s young crown prince and putative reformer. Yet in his unstinting support for the prince, Trump is also playing with fire. Mohammed bin Salman is indeed seeking to reform the Saudi system, but he is also shaking up Saudi social and political institutions, and interfering in the affairs of his neighbors. His rash actions could have potentially destabilizing consequences for both the country itself, and for the broader Middle East.” (11/06/17)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/trump-plays-fire-saudi-arabia

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51) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/07/17
Source: Cato Institute

“There’s too much money in politics, or so goes the chestnut. Economist Jeff Milyo offers some perspective.” [various formats] (11/07/17)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/real-impact-money-elections

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52) The LAVA Flow Podcast, episode 74
Source: The LAVA Flow

“‘Give me a lawyer dog’ apparently refers to some strange animal only found in Louisiana that has four legs, wags its tail, and has a law degree. What’s in the News with stories on prostitution, a Catalonia update, my October Contest Winners, a nurse Wubbels update, Trump’s Twitter, DUI on a horse, and free-market vs. government. Also, and Ancap App segment with updates on Open Bazaar and Signal. And, a Burning Books segment on Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari.” [various formats] (11/07/17)

http://thelavaflow.com/lawyer-dog-tlf074/

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53) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 29
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Comparative Revolutions, with Jason Kuznicki.” [various formats] (11/07/17)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/liberty-chronicles/comparative-revolutions-jason-kuznicki

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54) Freedom Feens Radio, 11/07/17
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Darrell Becker and Michael W. Dean have a mile-a-minute romp but it gets to a useful conclusion, and is fun on the way. Topics include: Why AA is one cult, and the Bad Brains are another. Rights. Worms. Interrupting people and how cool it is. Worms.” [various formats] (11/07/17)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15249

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55) Activism 101 Podcast, episode 24
Source: Tenth Amendment Center

“Is it dangerous to heavily utilize social media in your activism efforts? Couldn’t your privacy be compromised? And what happens if Facebook or Twitter block your accounts? Somebody recently asked me these questions, saying he would never rely on social media because he thinks it would be ‘dangerous’ to any activism efforts. In this episode of the Activism 101 Podcast. I address these concerns.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/07/17)

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/11/activism-101-podcast-24-is-social-media-dangerous/

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56) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1032
Source: The Tom Woods Show

Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver joins me to discuss a wide range of topics related to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, including its recent spike, ideological disputes within the Bitcoin world, the IRS and Bitcoin, whether Bitcoin is in a bubble, and a lot more.” [various formats] (11/06/17)

http://tomwoods.com/ep-1032-bitcoin-present-and-future-with-roger-ver/

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57) Free Talk Live, 11/06/17
Source: Free Talk Live

“Michele Seven Joins Us as Guest Co-Host :: Auto Insurance in New Hampshire :: Clueless Guy Whines About New Hampshire :: NH Exit :: More About Libertarian Failures :: Why is Ian so clueless about the news? :: Bitcoin War :: DASH :: Bitcoin Broken? :: Elections :: HOSTS — Ian, Melanie, Michele Seven.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/06/17)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2017-11-06

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58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 114
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #114, I discuss all the news from a significant foreign policy weekend. Yemen shoot a ballistic missile at Saudi’s capital. Lebanon’s Prime Minister resigned. Saudi’s Crown Prince arrested several members of Saudi’s royal family. Shortly after, several high ranking Saudi officials were killed in a helicopter crash. The Catalan President has also turned himself into Belgian authorities.” [various formats] (11/07/17)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-114-saudi-shake-up

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59) Elijah Magnier on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Middle East correspondent Elijah Magnier returns to the show to discuss the latest turmoil in the Middle East and his recent article ‘ISIS into History’s rubbish bin and Iraq neither Iranian nor American.'” [various formats] (11/06/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/11617-elijah-magnier-mayhem-lebanon-saudi-arabia/

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