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In the News:

1) Russia: Dutch sub tried to approach, spy on aircraft carrier
2) Prison-industrial complex welfare queens’ stocks surging after Trump’s win
3) Turkey: UN judge under detention in aftermath of coup
4) Canada open to renegotiating free trade with Trump
5) Mexico: Zavala leads polls for presidency
6) Protests erupt in California after Trump wins election
7) Trump gets his chance to be “greatest jobs president that God ever created”
8) Moore to liberals: “You weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans”
9) Trump, Congress will agree on some issues, long-term questions loom
10) Clinton: Give Trump “a chance to lead”
11) Google enacts stricter penalties on sites that continuously spread malware
12) Voters in four states condemn more of America’s poor to unemployment
13) US Marine Corps fighter jets collide off San Diego, pilots safe
14) Canada: Regime’s immigration web site goes down for hours after US election
15) More than 300,000 Android devices hacked using Chrome browser vulnerability
16) Voters in California, Nebraska, Oklahoma support having state employees kill prisoners
17) AZ: El Caudillo de Maricopa ousted after 24 years in upset
18) CO: Voters approve recognition of some people’s right to die
19) Democrats fail to snare Senate
20) Obama invites Trump to White House for meeting this week

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Libertarians, what next?
22) Election 2016: How about you whine a little, Democrats?
23) Trump didn’t win because he’s Trump. He won because Clinton is Clinton
24) The Jason Stapleton Program, 11/09/16
25) Elections result in America losing
26) The “Deplorables” got the last laugh
27) Immigration controls are socialist
28) Radical Islam: Byproduct of US policies dating back to Woodrow Wilson
29) Left’s support for Hillary was about risk mitigation
30) The battle against TPP isn’t over, but it has shifted
31) It has happened here
32) Freedom Feens Radio, 11/09/16
33) A dumpster fire’s silver lining
34) Secession is a solution for deep political division
35) Donald Trump has broken the Constitution
36) Revenge of the deplorables
37) The all-Trump election
38) Sucking the blood of a declining civilization
39) The morning after
40) What will a Trump foreign policy look like?
41) Police tech in Trump’s America only a worry if Congress does nothing
42) All Americans now?
43) Don’t panic
44) Deliveroo and why the gig economy works best
45) Seeds of Liberty Podcast, episode 82
46) The election for Massa: Mixed results
47) Janet Reno’s authoritarian legacy
48) Indecency abounds
49) Dear Democrats: Don’t blame third parties for Trump … blame yourselves
50) Trump’s revolution
51) Trying to make sense of the Trump win
52) How utopians are destroying America’s children
53) If you want to fix US infrastructure, ask government to step aside
54) Government “experts” destroy expert government
55) Will driverless cars make traffic cops irrelevant?
56) Brazil: The country of slavery yesterday is the country of socialism today
57) Trump vs. the national security establishment: Will there be a revolution in foreign policy?
58) Election 2016: My prediction vs. actual results
59) Trump: Don’t follow the Bush-Obama foreign policy legacy
60) Free Talk Live, 11/08/16

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

1) Russia: Dutch sub tried to approach, spy on aircraft carrier
Source: United Press International

“A Dutch submarine attempted to spy on a Russian aircraft carrier after approaching it in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. The Northern Fleet’s anti-submarine ships forced the sub to leave the area near Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement. ‘The clumsy attempts to carry out dangerous maneuvers in the direct proximity of the Russian group of warships could have led to grave navigation consequences,’ he said.” (11/09/16)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/11/09/Russia-Dutch-sub-tried-to-approach-spy-on-aircraft-carrier/6431478701381/

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2) Prison-industrial complex welfare queens’ stocks surging after Trump’s win
Source: Bloomberg

“Two companies that operate detention facilities in the U.S. are breaking out. Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential elections helped shares of Corrections Corp. rise as much as 60 percent before paring their surge to 34 percent by 10:14 a.m. in New York, while GEO Group Inc. was trading 18 percent higher by the same time. Those moves mean the stocks have recouped some of the losses they’ve registered since August, when the Department of Justice said it would start phasing out privately run jails. Analysts say President Trump would be likely to reverse that policy, and see an added windfall to the companies stemming from the difficulty of implementing his deportation agenda.” (11/09/16)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-09/private-prison-stocks-are-surging-after-trump-s-win

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3) Turkey: UN judge under detention in aftermath of coup
Source: Fort Dodge Messenger

“A Turkish judge assigned to a United Nations war crimes panel has been detained by Turkish authorities in the aftermath of a failed coup in July, despite having diplomatic immunity, a senior judge said Wednesday. The president of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, Theodor Meron, told the United Nations General Assembly that Judge Aydin Sefa Akay was detained around Sept. 21 ‘in relation to allegations connected to the events of July 2016 directed against the constitutional order of Turkey.'” (11/09/16)

http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/2156128/UN-judge-under-detention-in-Turkey-in-aftermath-of-coup.html?isap=1&nav=5022

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4) Canada open to renegotiating free trade with Trump
Source: Iron Mountain Daily News

“Canada’s ambassador to Washington said Wednesday that Canada is open to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement if that’s what President-elect Donald Trump wants. Ambassador David MacNaughton, on a conference call with journalists, said free trade on lumber, long an irritant, would be one of the first things he’d like to see if there’s a new agreement. He noted that the U.S. is Canada’s largest trading partner and Canada is the largest trading partner for the U.S.” (11/09/16)

http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/2156344/Canada-open-to-renegotiating-free-trade-with-Trump.html?isap=1&nav=5024

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5) Mexico: Zavala leads polls for presidency
Source: PanAm Post

“Mexico’s leading candidate for President is Margarita Zavala. A poll conducted recently by Buedia & Laredo in conjunction with the newspaper El Universal show former President Felipe Calderon’s wife at the top with 42 percent — an increase of nine points from the previous poll. Following Zavala was PRI candidate Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and Governor of Mexico City Miguel Angel Mancera. They look to be the main political candidates running against Zavala in 2018.” (11/09/16)

https://panampost.com/elena-toledo/2016/11/09/margarita-zavala-leads-polls-for-mexican-presidency/

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6) Protests erupt in California after Trump wins election
Source: Fox News

“Protests erupted in Northern California early Wednesday after Donald Trump was declared the next president of the United States. According to KTVU, about 100 protesters gathered in Oakland and sought to block freeways and create a commotion. The protesters forced BART to shut down and at least one demonstrator was struck by a vehicle. SF Gate reported that police temporarily shut down Highway 24 to tend to the woman who was struck. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Matt Langford described her injuries as ‘major.’ The station also reported that some cars were set on fire and other vehicles had broken windows. KTVU added that Trump supporters hosted a watch party at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco and some protesters were seen in masks.” [editor’s note: Well, no wonder, since CA was the state that reversed the popular vote, all by its lonesome! (Meanwhile, if you want people to agree with your cause, blocking their commute is a really poor methodology.) – SAT] (11/09/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/09/protests-erupt-in-california-after-trump-wins-election.html

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7) Trump gets his chance to be “greatest jobs president that God ever created”
Source: USA Today

“Donald Trump will get his chance to be ‘the greatest jobs president that God ever created,’ as he promised during the campaign, but his path to employment supremacy is shrouded in uncertainty. The Republican real estate baron and reality TV star’s ascension to the White House caps a campaign that featured his pledge to spark a massive increase in employment and to lure back manufacturing jobs back from overseas. He struck a chord with working-class white voters who flocked to the polls to back him. ‘Our thesis this year was, ‘angry’ is the new ‘hope’ — largely on the idea that the lack of economic growth was generating anger among the voters themselves,’ said Dan Clifton, head of policy research for market-research firm Strategas. ‘What we’re seeing is a great degree of political volatility that has stemmed from this economic volatility.'” (11/09/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/11/09/donald-trump-jobs-impact/93541900

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8) Moore to liberals: “You weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans”
Source: Raw Story

“Donald Trump’s election to the presidency is truly frightening — but filmmaker Michael Moore actually predicted Trump’s victory, and his voice bears hearing on the day after. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Moore issued his usual fiery rhetoric about fighting Republicans to the hilt next year, but he also had some tough words for liberals who feel completely stunned by the results. Essentially, Moore thinks that many on the left are out of touch with their fellow Americans — particularly the Americans who live in rural areas who came out in droves to support Trump. … Moore also slammed liberals who didn’t take Trump’s candidacy seriously from the start, and said they should have immediately recognized the threat he posed.” (11/09/16)

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/michael-moores-tough-words-for-liberals-you-werent-paying-attention-to-your-fellow-americans

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9) Trump, Congress will agree on some issues, long-term questions loom
Source: Reuters

“President-elect Donald Trump will enjoy Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress when he takes office in January and an early Capitol Hill honeymoon is likely on several issues, but a long-term romance may be more challenging. Under normal circumstances, a president whose party controls both the Senate and House of Representatives can count on getting things done fairly quickly and Trump likely will not be an exception, but he will start with unusual handicaps. Many Republicans in Congress only backed Trump after he became the nominee. Some never fell in line. He offended and attacked some while running, including House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who did not campaign with him. On top of that, the New York real estate businessman and former reality television celebrity who will head the world’s most powerful government and largest economy, has no governing experience.” (11/09/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-congress-idUSKBN13416D

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10) Clinton: Give Trump “a chance to lead”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Hillary Clinton, the defeated presidential candidate, says US President-elect Donald Trump must be given a chance to lead. Appearing in public for the first time since conceding defeat, the Democrat said she hoped Mr Trump would be a successful president for all Americans. ‘We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought,’ Mrs Clinton said. Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after an astounding victory. He will hold his first transition meeting with outgoing President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday.” [editor’s note: Some would say that her concession speech should have come last night, when she called Trump to concede over the phone. Nice to see they got her propped up and sedated enough to do this 12 hours later – SAT] (11/09/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37929562

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11) Google enacts stricter penalties on sites that continuously spread malware
Source: TechCrunch

“Google has been protecting users against dangerous and harmful websites for many years by warning web surfers when they accidentally click on links that could lead them to sites that spread malware or attempt to phish for your private information. But many sites figured out how to work around Google’s policies. Instead of cleaning up their act, they would instead temporarily make adjustments so their site would appear to be compliant when Google verified it, then return to harming users once Google’s warnings were removed. Now, Google says it’s putting a stop to this behavior by classifying these sites as ‘repeat offenders’ and enforcing stricter penalties.” (11/09/16)

https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/09/google-enacts-stricter-penalties-on-sites-that-continuously-spread-malware/

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12) Voters in four states condemn more of America’s poor to unemployment
Source: USA Today

“The lowest-paid hourly workers in four states won a boost in their minimum wage to at least $12-an-hour [if they still have jobs at all] in Tuesday’s voting outcomes. Voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington approved increases in their states’ respective hourly pay rates to at least $12 by 2020, according to late election results compiled by the Associated Press and Ballotpedia, a non-partisan online encyclopedia of elections and politics. Roughly 2 million workers in the four states [minus those who end up laid off because they can’t be profitably employed at the higher wage] will see their wages increase, according to the National Employment Law Project, a worker advocacy [sic] organization.” (11/09/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/11/09/four-states-ok-minimum-wage-hikes-least-12/93537050/

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13) US Marine Corps fighter jets collide off San Diego, pilots safe
Source: ABC News

“Two Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets collided over the waters off San Diego today, military officials said. One pilot was able to eject from his aircraft and was rescued at sea by the Navy, and the pilot of the other aircraft was able to land his aircraft at a nearby Navy base, officials said. … The accident comes on the same day that the Gen. Robert Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, ordered a one-day stand-down for the Marine Corps to pursue professional development. He ordered that active-duty Marine units undertake the stand-down by Dec. 1 in the wake of fatal training accidents and other incidents that have resulted in Marine deaths, according to The Associated Press. More than 140 Marines have died this year, with only one of those deaths coming from combat, according to the AP.” (11/09/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/US/marine-fighter-jets-collide-off-san-diego-pilots/story?id=43429571

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14) Canada: Regime’s immigration web site goes down for hours after US election
Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship website was down for hours Tuesday and Wednesday — apparently due to a spike in searches by Americans reacting to Tuesday’s presidential election. Access was cut off on Election Day; the site was brought back online shortly after 10 a.m. ET. Search traffic for ‘Canada immigration,”Canada’ and ‘move to Canada’ has increased in the United States relative to the past seven days, according to Google Trends. Google reports that the search terms were particularly popular in Oregon, Washington, Vermont and California. Meanwhile, Business Insider reported that a story called ‘How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen’ was the top story on the site Tuesday night.” (11/09/16)

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/09/501352852/canadas-immigration-website-has-been-down-for-hours

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15) More than 300,000 Android devices hacked using Chrome browser vulnerability
Source: The Hacker News

“A vulnerability in Chrome for Android is actively being exploited in the wild that allows hackers to quietly download banking trojan apps (.apk) onto victim’s device without their confirmation. You might have encountered a pop-up advertisement that appears out of nowhere and surprise you that your mobile device has been infected with a dangerous virus and instructs you to install a security app to remove it immediately. This malicious advertising web page automatically downloads an Android app installation (.apk) file to your device without requiring any approval.” (11/08/16)

http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/chrome-android-virus.html

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16) Voters in California, Nebraska, Oklahoma support having state employees kill prisoners
Source: Newsy

“In California, voters considered dueling death penalty propositions. Proposition 62 would have ended the death penalty, making life in prison without parole the toughest sentence in the state. Instead, voters approved Proposition 66, which keeps the death penalty and tries to shorten the time between conviction and execution by putting a time limit on the appeals process. … Oklahoma voters decided to add the death penalty to the state’s constitution and declare it’s not cruel and unusual punishment. This allows the state to use any method of execution that’s not prohibited by the U.S. Constitution. … Nebraska lawmakers banned the death penalty in 2015. Voters disagreed and repealed that law, so the death penalty will be back.” (11/09/16)

http://www.newsy.com/videos/california-nebraska-voted-against-banning-the-death-penalty/

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17) AZ: El Caudillo de Maricopa ousted after 24 years in upset
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Voters in Arizona have ousted Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ending his controversial campaign against undocumented immigrants in a ray of good news for America’s Latinos. A surge in Latino voters thwarted Arpaio’s attempt to win a seventh term as sheriff of Maricopa County, triggering rare scenes of jubilation by Democrats on Tuesday night. Activists marched on the sheriff’s headquarters in downtown Phoenix, chanting and cheering that they no longer had reason to fear a police force they viewed as an instrument of oppression and intimidation.” (11/09/16)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/09/joe-arpaio-arizona-republican-sheriff-loses-re-election

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18) CO: Voters approve recognition of some people’s right to die
Source: Time

“Colorado has become the sixth state to allow a so-called ‘right to die’ for people who are terminally ill. With 62% of precincts reporting Tuesday evening, almost two-thirds of voters approved Proposition 106, which would allow people who have been diagnosed with six months or less to live the ability to obtain secobarbital, a sleeping medication that can be lethal in high doses, to end their lives. Patients would have to be diagnosed by two separate doctors and be deemed mentally competent. They would also have to self-administer the medication. The law would create immunity for physicians who prescribe life-ending medicine.” [editor’s note: How does terminal illness make my decisions regarding my life any less everyone else’s business? – TLK] (11/09/16)

http://time.com/4563632/colorado-right-to-die-approved/

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19) Democrats fail to snare Senate
Source: Omaha World-Herald

“Republicans appeared to fend off a Democratic challenge to wrest control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in an unpredictable election that turned on a handful of states that were toss-ups until the end. GOP incumbents around the country faced energized Democratic challengers trying to oust them in costly and caustic battles shadowed every step of the way by the polarizing presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Republicans hung onto key seats in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Indiana and Florida. Democrats kept their seat in Nevada, where Catherine Cortez Masto’s win will make her the first Latina U.S. senator. Florida Republican Marco Rubio defeated two-term Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy, who couldn’t overcome poor name recognition or questions about embellishments on his resume.” (11/09/16)

http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/democrats-fail-to-snare-senate-rubio-wins-in-florida/article_d4140e7f-4e44-5ed6-835c-f2ad877d91ff.html

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20) Obama invites Trump to White House for meeting this week
Source: CBS News

“President Obama invited president-elect Donald Trump to meet with him at the White House this week, according to a statement by the White House press secretary. The president extended the invite during a phone call to his Republican successor, where he congratulated Trump on his victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The meeting, should Trump accept, could take place as early as Thursday, Nov. 10, at the White House.” (11/09/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-invites-trump-to-white-house-for-thursday-meeting/

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

21) Libertarians, what next?
Source: The Anarchist Shemale
by Aria DiMezzo

“Last night’s election was not just a repudiation of liberal arrogance and media condescension, although it was certainly that. Other things happened. For example, the Libertarian Party failed to reach its most recent goal of 5%. This is big news and, in an election that featured the two most reviled candidates in modern elections, a reality that must be addressed. Johnson failed. Centrism failed. The ‘moderate libertarian’ failed. ‘Fiscally conservative, socially tolerant’ failed. Johnson was unable to reach 15% to enter the debates, and then unable to reach 5%. At each interval, Johnson supporters lowered the bar of what they considered success. First, they were going to win. When that failed, they were going to be in the debates. When that failed, they were going to reach 5%. Now, they are surely saying, ‘Next election is ours! Rand2020!'” (11/09/16)

https://anarchistshemale.com/2016/11/09/libertarians-what-next/

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22) Election 2016: How about you whine a little, Democrats?
Source: William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp

“Let’s talk about who’s really responsible for Donald Trump’s victory. First we have the people who voted, in plurality numbers in states disposing of a majority of electoral votes, for Donald Trump. Yes, really. Trump voters are largely responsible for Trump winning the election. Funny how that works, isn’t it? Running a close second: The Democratic Party. They could have offered voters Bernie Sanders, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O’Malley, or Rocky de la Fuente. But noooooo … instead, they nominated one of the most loathed and mistrusted American political figures of the last half century. What could possibly go wrong? They found out on Tuesday, didn’t they? Those of us who supported third party candidates (I cast my vote, in Florida, for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson) didn’t owe our votes to the Democratic Party or to Hillary Clinton. If they wanted our votes, they should have gone to the trouble of EARNING those votes.” (11/09/16)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/8340

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23) Trump didn’t win because he’s Trump. He won because Clinton is Clinton
Source: Reason
by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

“The bottom line of the 2016 presidential election is that black, Hispanic, and millennial voters just didn’t vote for Clinton, or vote at all, in the numbers that were expected nor the number she needed to counter the older, whiter fan-club of Donald Trump. Exit-poll data is far from precise, but it does at least give us an informed idea of why things went the way they did. And all signs indicate that it wasn’t some radical realignment of voting blocs nor new and unique conditions that drove Donald Trump to victory. Like so many GOP leaders before him, Trump’s support was derived largely from older, white, and middle- to upper-class voters, with young people, non-whites, and working-class voters overwhelmingly choosing Clinton. But Clinton couldn’t get as much support from these groups as she needed to counter the predictable wave of older, white voters for Trump.” (11/09/16)

http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/09/an-anti-mandate-for-clinton

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24) The Jason Stapleton Program, 11/09/16
Source: The Jason Stapleton Program

“Here is the Truth, Republicans didn’t win for the reasons they think and Democrats didn’t lose for the reasons they think. This is not complicated or hard to understand, but I’m going to break it down for you on today’s episode.” [various formats] (11/09/16)

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/the-day-after/

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25) Elections result in America losing
Source: Clovis News Journal
by Kent McManigal

“I already know the results of the election, because they never change: America lost; politics won. Yet, politics only matters to the extent you believe it matters. Presidents have never been leaders. If you believe a president is leading you, look around. A leader strikes off on a path, right into danger if necessary. You either follow of your own free will, or not. If you don’t follow, there is no punishment. Presidents are rulers who sit in safety, sending others into harm’s way.” (11/08/16)

http://www.cnjonline.com/2016/11/08/mcmanigal-elections-result-in-america-losing/

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26) The “Deplorables” got the last laugh
Source: The New Republic
by David Dayen

“Liberals who barely slept last night, if at all, roused on Wednesday morning wondering what the hell happened in America to create president-elect Donald J. Trump. It would be easy to spit out the words ‘white people’ and be done with it. You can believe that half the country is racist if you want, and there’s no question that there’s an undercurrent of anger in Trump’s stunning rise. But that anger isn’t directed at any individual ethnic group. It’s more inchoate than that. It’s rage at institutions that people believe have failed them forever. It’s rage at an economy that doesn’t work for ordinary folks. It’s rage at a cultural milieu that perceives too many non-coastal Americans as buffoons. … That rage has no doubt been whipped up, by Trump and his campaign, among others. It may not always be based in reality, but it’s real.” (11/09/16)

https://newrepublic.com/article/138615/deplorables-got-last-laugh

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27) Immigration controls are socialist
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jake Desyllas

“The liberal thinkers of the 19th century got a few things wrong, but they were steadfast in their defense of a free market in labor. They upheld freedom of migration as an axiomatic principle, as Stolper put it. They won the argument. And they lived in a time of unprecedented peace and economic growth. New generations of libertarian thinkers have corrected some inconsistencies in the theories left to us by the classical liberals. However, when it comes to the free market in labor, libertarians are now divided and confused in a way that would have baffled the classical liberals.” (11/09/16)

http://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/immigration-controls-socialist/

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28) Radical Islam: Byproduct of US policies dating back to Woodrow Wilson
Source: Downsize DC
by Perry Willis

“There was no good side in WW1. But it’s pretty obvious that the U.S. was supporting the more evil set of gangsters. Let’s drive this point home by looking at what Britain, France and Russia were doing in the Islamic world in the decades prior to WW1 …. * Britain conquered the Arabian Gulf chiefdoms (1820) * France conquered Algeria (1830) * Britain conquered Oman (1861) * France conquered Tunisia (1881) * Britain conquered Egypt (1882) * Britain conquered Kuwait and then Sudan (1899) …. All these conquests came at the expense of the Islamic Caliphate that ruled the Ottoman Empire.” (11/09/16)

https://downsizedc.org/blog/radical-islam-byproduct-of-us-policies-dating-back-to-woodrow-wilson

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29) Left’s support for Hillary was about risk mitigation
Source: In These Times
by Kate Aronoff

“In 2012 — the first presidential election in which I was eligible to vote — I cast an absentee ballot in Pennsylvania for Jill Stein because I couldn’t bring myself to vote for Barack Obama, the president I’d seen champion pipelines and deportations and the expansion of a disastrous drone program in the Middle East. Today, I voted for the woman who helped build those policies. As Jesse Myerson wrote here this week, voting is not a ‘self-expressive speech act,’ and however historic electing a woman president might be, the United States is years away from putting a progressive champion in the Oval Office. If you want politics that are about more than mitigating risk, you’ll have to look down the ballot and outside the ballot box entirely.” [editor’s note: This was written before the election results came down, but its perspective is still valid – SAT] (11/08/16)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/19609/the-lefts-support-for-hillary-clinton-was-about-risk-mitigation

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30) The battle against TPP isn’t over, but it has shifted
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Jeremy Malcolm

“With President-elect Trump’s victory last night, the last hopes of the Obama administration passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the lame duck session of Congress have evaporated. The passage of the TPP through Congress was dependent upon support from members of the Republican majority, and there is no realistic prospect that they will now pass the deal given their elected President’s firmly expressed opposition to it. Even if they did so, the new President would presumably veto the pact’s implementing legislation. Moreover, it’s not possible for the other eleven countries to forge ahead without the United States on board.” (11/09/16)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/11/battle-against-tpp-isnt-over-it-has-shifted

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31) It has happened here
Source: The American Prospect
by Arthur Goldhammer

“First of all, I blame myself. Despite my pessimism about the deepening and seemingly insurmountable economic and cultural divide, I could never quite bring myself to believe that America would elect Donald Trump. His flaws seemed to me so obvious, so monstrous, that no one could fail to see them. Like so many others, I dismissed him at first as comic relief, a ‘Trump-l’oeil,’ smugly pleased with the cleverness of my play on words and insensitive to the cri du coeur that his challenge to elitists like me represented. … When my own son warned me in these pages that I was too complacent in thinking that the center would inevitably hold, I brushed the criticism aside. Competence (Hillary Clinton’s competence, the competence of the Establishment, of party insiders) would prevail in the end. The anger needed to be vented, then the pressure would subside. … There would be no Brexit surprise here, I told myself, holding my anxiety in check.” [editor’s note: I read all the way thru this looking for some reference to the title’s play on words, but never did find it. For the curious, find a copy of Sinclair Lewis’s eerily predictive “It Can’t Happen Here” – SAT] (11/09/16)

http://prospect.org/article/it-has-happened-here

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32) Freedom Feens Radio, 11/09/16
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Dianna Keiler, Chandler St. Pierre, and Jeremy Henggeler yak about election blues, Dianna reads MWD’s prediction for the election, reminiscing about tequila and Porcfest, and hipsters in skinny jeans. In the second hour, the talk turns for 90 seconds to the apparent occurrence of a Trump victory, Michael W. Dean F.U.R.R.I.E.S. i to talk about a ‘Jim Jesus was Wrong!,’ melon labia, entitled crypto mining brats, and the Itty Bitty Freedom Kitty Committee, and the USSA military goes from mottoes like ‘The few, the proud, the Marines!’ to ‘The Overweight, Tattooed, and Stoned.'” [various formats] (11/09/16)

http://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=13059

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33) A dumpster fire’s silver lining
Source: USA Today
by Gabriel Schoenfeld

“It has been 17 months since Donald Trump descended the golden elevator in Trump Tower to announce, before an assemblage of applauding actors paid $50 apiece, that he would run for the presidency of the United States. His presidency has yet to commence, but his campaign has left a blemish on American history as ugly as any since the Civil War. Yet even the smoke from what has now become a nuclear dumpster fire can have a silver lining. Everything positive, from this conservative’s perspective, falls into a single category: Trump’s victory has taught us a great deal about the country in which we dwell. First, and most obviously, up until Trump came along, the anger and alienation of the white working class had been hidden from the view of comfortable coastal elites (the ones who, yes, include me). Even if the solutions Trump dangled before this demographic (high tariffs, high walls, seizing Iraq’s oil and bombing terror-ridden zones into submission) are precisely the wrong way to go, politicians of both parties will not again ignore these voters. They have spoken.” (11/09/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/11/09/trump-exposed-republicans-evangelicals-hypocrisy-gabriel-schoenfeld/93393174

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34) Secession is a solution for deep political division
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Ryan Miller

“Sometimes in a relationship you just need to go your separate ways. Sometimes it gets to the point where you lose the joy that brought you together and maintaining the relationship becomes a hellish ordeal. If you try to duke it out for too long resentment builds. Resentment will eventually turn to hate. At this point, when just sheer momentum is holding you together and nothing more, all you experience is pain. It’s not you, it’s me. This situation is as true for romantic relationships as it is for all others. But the most enduring relationship, one that conventional wisdom doesn’t even allow us to question, is the political one that binds us to everyone else around us.” (11/09/16)

https://fee.org/articles/secession-is-a-solution-for-deep-political-division/

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35) Donald Trump has broken the Constitution
Source: The Atlantic
by Garrett Epps

“The election of Donald Trump was, in procedural terms, scrupulously fair. I hold no dark suspicions of altered vote counts or intimidation at the polls. We may wish the Voting Rights Act had not been gutted by the Court; but the election of 2016 followed the law of 2016. Clearly a large proportion of American citizens — not as many as voted for Hillary Clinton, but still, under our strange system, enough—wanted Trump as their president and now hope that he fulfills the loud promises he repeatedly made to the country. But those promises are the problem. Donald Trump ran on a platform of relentless, thoroughgoing rejection of the Constitution itself, and its underlying principle of democratic self-government and individual rights.” (11/09/16)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/donald-trump-has-broken-the-constitution/507146/

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36) Revenge of the deplorables
Source: spiked
by Sean Collins

“Millions of Americans took the presidential election as an opportunity to express their desire for change. This result was about much more than Donald Trump. Most of his voters believe he is unqualified and lacks the temperament for the role. The people used him as a vehicle to send a message to the American elite. The masses may not know exactly what they want, but they are clear that they want the old establishment to get out of their way.” (11/09/16)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/revenge-of-the-deplorables-donald-trump-president/

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37) The all-Trump election
Source: Town Hall
by Debra J Saunders

“Let me tell you about my life since Donald Trump won the Republican primary. I voted against Trump in June because of his history as an unreliable conservative and longtime supporter of big government. I voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson in the general election. Yet I have had this dark presence that has shadowed me. Wherever I have gone, I have been put in the position of explaining or defending Trump by people who saw it as my duty to denounce The Donald. On the radio and in speaking appearances, it has fallen to me to explain to Bay Area audiences why someone who is not a complete idiot would vote for Trump. I can only assume that my questioners don’t know any Trump voters — other than relatives they must endure over cocktails during holidays.” (11/09/16)

http://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2016/11/09/the-alltrump-election-n2243461

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38) Sucking the blood of a declining civilization
Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“Civilization has to be transmitted from one generation to another. If it isn’t, processes break down and life becomes difficult. Soon there must be a painful reform, or else the civilization will be lost. This is fundamentally the job of families (especially parents), but at the moment that’s not really possible: How many families can survive on one income? And if one of the parents can’t stay home and teach the fundamental lessons of civilization, who will pass them to the next generation?” (11/08/16)

http://www.freemansperspective.com/sucking-blood-declining-civilization/

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39) The morning after
Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“I’ve been consistently wrong about Trump, so I won’t even try to predict what he’ll actually do. This is the most Republican national government of my lifetime. Will they shrink government, or increase spending and deficits? The UK stock market is doing better than most — I wonder if that’s because this result gives them a stronger position in the Brexit negotiations. They can say that voters all over the world are rejecting open borders. Perhaps even Le Pen could now win in France. At the same time, remember that Trump won power, not a public opinion poll.” (11/09/16)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2016/11/the_morning_aft.html

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40) What will a Trump foreign policy look like?
Source: The American Conservatism
by Daniel Larison

“Much of what Trump will do overseas is unknown. He has taken public positions on a few issues, but he has said little or nothing about most of the world. The miserable coverage of foreign policy in this election has helped ensure that he didn’t have to. What we do know is that Trump has surrounded himself with hard-liners and authoritarians, and he is reportedly considering some of them for top Cabinet posts. A Trump administration that includes the likes of Giuliani, Gingrich, Flynn, and Bolton will certainly not be a restrained or realist one, and we can expect increased hostility towards Iran and anyone perceived to be aligned with them.” (11/09/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/what-will-a-trump-foreign-policy-look-like/

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41) Police tech in Trump’s America only a worry if Congress does nothing
Source: Cato Institute
by Matthew Feeney

“During Donald Trump’s presidency technology will continue to improve. This will have a significant impact on law enforcement that should concern everyone who values civil liberties. Trump made no attempt during his campaign to hide the fact that he wants to expand domestic surveillance and pursue mass deportations. The infrastructure for such policies already exists and will become increasingly concerning as law enforcement gains access to new and improved gadgets and tools. Without Congress exercising its prerogative as a check on executive power we should all be prepared for the kind of police state Trump promised us.” (11/09/16)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/police-tech-trumps-america-only-worry-congress-does-nothing

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42) All Americans now?
Source: Libertarian Alliance
by Sean Gabb

“The idea that Mr Trump will do all the things he has promised is, and must be, unlikely. It seems to be in the nature of things for politicians to disappoint the people who elect them. But leave that aside. As with the European Referendum, this has been a vote on the New World Order. For generations, the British and American peoples have stood outside a wall of managed democracy. We have been asked to decide between issues that others have defined for us. At best, we have been able to choose the lesser of evils. Last June, and this November, we were given a real choice, and we raced for the exit. The moral effect of what seems about to happen will be explosive.” (11/09/16)

https://thelibertarianalliance.com/2016/11/09/34096/

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43) Don’t panic
Source: Cracked
by David Wong

“Don’t panic. Or rather, don’t keep panicking for too long. We tend to have a fairly left-leaning readership here at Cracked, just for demographic reasons (lots of college kids and such). So a lot of you reading this are outraged, sad, disgusted, terrified, and/or physically ill right now. Lots of you also use the stuff I write to feel better about the world, so let me give it my best shot. First, understand that the opposite of panic is not blithe acceptance of the situation — it’s clear-minded, positive, day-to-day action. Panic makes you do stupid shit or, even worse, curl up into a ball and do nothing. Don’t tell me you have reason to panic. You never have reason to panic. You have reason to act. So yeah, be upset for as long as you want. Get drunk. Do whatever you have to do. After that, I want you to sober up, splash water on your face, and consider some facts.” [editor’s note: And make sure you have your towel handy – SAT] (11/09/16)

http://www.cracked.com/blog/dont-panic

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44) Deliveroo and why the gig economy works best
Source: Adam Smith Institute
by James Knight

“When left alone, firms like Uber and Deliveroo are beneficial to the economy (for employer and consumer) precisely because they involve conditions that those who favour them will take advantage of, and those that do not, won’t. Even under the new terms of £4.25 per ‘drop,’ most Deliveroo cyclists are earning significantly above the minimum wage as the average worker makes two deliveries per hour, equating to £8.50/hour. It’s hardly rocket science; people who want to earn the minimum wage and have holiday pay and less flexible working arrangement will not be Uber drivers or Deliveroo riders. On the other hand, people who want to be self-employed contractors under the flexible conditions offered by Uber and Deliveroo will. That is the very nature of a free market.

https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/deliveroo-and-why-the-gig-economy-works-best

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45) Seeds of Liberty Podcast, episode 82
Source: Peaceful Anarchism

“Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week we were joined again by Lou Feen, of the Freedom Feens Radio Show. Herein we discussed Lou’s popcorn secrets, the wonders of coconut and CBD oils, kratom, Dr. Dave begins dispensing medical advice, how it’s Lou’s fault that there are crazy side effect warnings on pharmaceuticals, the possibility of an imminent dollar collapse, government debt, the fear mongering of nuclear war, Dave’s strap-on beard, the pipeline ordeal, how one world government is the natural progression of the State, election predictions, and more!” [various formats] (11/09/16)

http://peacefulanarchism.com/seeds-of-liberty-podcast-episode-82-trying-to-pick-the-turd-up-by-the-clean-end/

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46) The election for Massa: Mixed results
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“There are some interesting things about this vote that we need to pay attention to. First, Johnson and Weld have set new records in both numbers and reach for the Libertarian Party, apparently getting about four million votes across the Fifty States, and almost hitting 10% in New Mexico, and more votes than any libertarian has ever gotten in the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming. This is despite the disgusting way in which both Johnson and Weld (especially Weld) have betrayed the principles of the Libertarian Party (or rather those it claims). Their votes are being condemned (as my sons predicted) by both the GOP and Dems in multiple states for denying Clinton those states and denying Trump an actual popular vote majority.” (11/09/16)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=10038

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47) Janet Reno’s authoritarian legacy
Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

“Former Attorney General Janet Reno passed away on Monday. While the media is awarding her sainthood as the first female attorney general, her eight years in office were a disaster for Americans’ rights and liberties. Miss Reno paved the way for many federal policies that are a pox in our times.”

http://jimbovard.com/blog/2016/11/08/wash-times-janet-renos-authoritarian-legacy/

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48) Indecency abounds
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The most indecent aspect of this bizarre election year? The ‘grab them’ comment … from a decade ago? The lies about lies about lies? The ‘debates?’ Maybe not. Maybe it’s the infamous ‘mainstream media.’ Last week I wrote about the most obvious case, that of Donna Brazile and her helping hand emails to the Clinton campaign, accomplishing what years of mere induction and analysis could not: justifying, totally, the epithet for CNN as the ‘Clinton News Network.’ But it was nearly the whole media that was in the tank, as we say nowadays, for Mrs. Clinton.” (11/09/16)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2016/11/09/indecency-abounds/

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49) Dear Democrats: Don’t blame third parties for Trump … blame yourselves
Source: The Libertarian Republic
by Josh Guckert

“Just as soon as Donald Trump was declared the victor in Tuesday’s (somewhat) tight election, some progressives went to social media to lay the blame at the feet of third-parties. Presidential candidates other than Trump or Hillary Clinton received over 6 million votes. There ought to a major grain of salt when speculating how many of Gary Johnson’s voters ‘would have’ turned out to vote and then picked Clinton over Trump. In fact, there may be some early indication that those who indicated they would vote for Johnson instead cast their ballots for Trump instead purely out of distaste for Clinton. That aside, this defeat is purely the fault of the Democratic Party.” (11/09/16)

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/democrats-third-parties-trump/

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50) Trump’s revolution
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“Donald Trump has done the unthinkable — unthinkable, that is, to the sneering elites: the ‘journalists’ who have been spending their days snarking at Trump on Twitter, the DC mandarins who disdained him from the beginning, and the foreign policy ‘experts’ who gasped in horror as he challenged the basic premises of the post-World War II international order. And he did it by overcoming a host of the most powerful enemies one could conjure: The Republican Establishment, the Democratic party machine, the Money Power, and a media united in their hatred of him. That this is a revolution is a bit of an understatement: revolutions are usually national in scope. This is an earthquake that will shake the whole world.” (11/09/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2016/11/08/trumps-revolution/

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51) Trying to make sense of the Trump win
Source: Reuters
by Allison Silver

“From start to finish, the 2016 campaign broke just about every rule of politics. Even as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump triumphed on Tuesday night with the strong support of a largely white male proletariat, the poll-etariat tried to grapple with how much it had misread the American public. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank slammed Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight, insisting that the wonder-pollster, who built his reputation on the Barack Obama presidential wins, had hedged his numbers in the most blatant fashion. But the fact remains that the nation is sharply divided in a most polarizing manner.” (11/09/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-election-trump-commentary-idUSKBN1342YZ

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52) How utopians are destroying America’s children
Source: Heartland Institute
by Nancy Thorner

“Given that mandatory government schools were spreading nationwide, Socialist John Dewey managed to seize control of the schools with his plot to deliberately begin to dumb down children. He realized that control was the way to achieve a ‘new social order.’ Having visited the Soviet Union he applauded the schools for producing collectivists and cited Looking Backward as a model appropriate for the U.S. John Dewey understood, like all utopians, that education is the key to crushing liberty, Biblical values, etc. Dewey’s dumbing down of children as an educator, began in the primary school. Using the entire country as his experiment, Dewey’s reintroduced Mann’s whole word method of reading which had already been deemed a failure in Boston in 1844.” (11/09/16)

http://blog.heartland.org/2016/11/how-utopians-are-destroying-americas-children/

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53) If you want to fix US infrastructure, ask government to step aside
Source: Independent Institute
by Lawrence J McQuillan

“When a government ‘owns’ an asset — such as a road, bridge or water utility — in effect nobody owns it. No person collects profits from the efficient operation and optimal maintenance of the asset. This creates problems. Government authorities view maintenance solely as a cost, rather than as an investment that can increase future revenues. As a result, roads remain riddled with potholes, bridges crumble, airports are overcrowded, water is contaminated, and we have classrooms with mold and falling ceilings. Moreover, without a profit motive, repairs are seldom done in a timely manner or at lowest cost.” (11/08/16)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8919

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54) Government “experts” destroy expert government
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
by Donald J Boudreaux

“If I, an economist, advise you on how to wire your home for electricity, ignore me. I’m no electrician. If you take my advice — say, because you’re impressed with the ‘Ph.D.’ that I can gaudily parade behind my signature — your house will soon be in flames. The same is true if I advise you on how to spend your money. You might think that because I’m an economist I have some expertise on this. But I don’t. Only you are expert on what is best for you and your family. I’m in no position to judge, say, whether it’s best for you to spend $1,000 on a family vacation or to save those funds for retirement. You’re the expert here, not me or anyone else. Unfortunately, today’s world crawls with pretend experts whose titles and positions create the false impression that they have knowledge they can’t possibly possess.” (11/08/16)

http://triblive.com/opinion/donaldboudreaux/11408180-74/expert-experts-drug

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55) Will driverless cars make traffic cops irrelevant?
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Giuliano Millan

“Until recently, autonomous cars have seemed silly and unrealistic. However, the technology for autonomous cars has already begun to be implemented, and just last month Uber introduced a fleet of autonomous cars to the city of Pittsburgh. Google, Mercedes, Tesla and more are all working on autonomous technologies that are scheduled to be introduced within the next few years. Self-driving technologies will have a tremendous impact on our economy when they are introduced. Driving will no longer be a time consuming task which forces the driver to be almost as unproductive as being stationary. Because there would no longer be a need to focus on controlling the car, passengers would be free to use that time as they choose.” (11/09/16)

https://mises.org/blog/will-driverless-cars-make-traffic-cops-irrelevant

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56) Brazil: The country of slavery yesterday is the country of socialism today
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Bruno Goncalves Rosi

“Although President Dilma Rousseff was impeached, and the PT (the Worker’s Party) suffered great losses in the municipal elections some weeks ago, it is still clear that PT in particular and socialism at large still has strong support among the population, especially in intellectual, cultural, and political circles. The Brazilian political spectrum often intrigues observers both from inside and outside the country: among the 35 registered political parties, almost none presents itself consistently as liberal or conservative. The only one to do so is the newly created Partido Novo (literally New Party). Other parties present themselves as socialist, social democrats, or don’t talk about this at all. To use the infamous left-to-right political spectrum, all political parties present themselves either as left or center. To present itself as right is still taboo for Brazilian political parties.” (11/08/16)

https://notesonliberty.com/2016/11/08/brazil-the-country-of-slavery-yesterday-is-the-country-of-socialism-today/

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57) Trump vs. the national security establishment: Will there be a revolution in foreign policy?
Source: CounterPunch
by James Luchte

“For Trump to ask, ‘What do we care?’ clearly exposes why the national security establishment has condemned his candidacy in such vitriolic terms. In its view, to allow Putin to win in Syria would be not only to accept Assad, but also to give Russia a permanent presence in the region. To exclude and push Russia back has always been the US objective and Trump’s Russophilia is a direct challenge to the National Security establishment and its plan to throw Putin out of Europe. Trump has however won the election and he is on a direct collision course with the National Security establishment.” (11/09/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/09/trump-vs-the-national-security-establishment-will-there-be-a-revolution-in-us-foreign-policy/

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58) Election 2016: My prediction vs. actual results
Source: KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L Knapp

“I see that MSNBC finally called Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (and, therefore, the election) for Trump, with New Hampshire, Michigan, Minnesota, and Arizona still up in the air. Of the states where the winner is known, I predicted 44 of 46 accurately. I’m under the impression I had a better predictive outing than most pollsters, pundits, and analysts this year. That and five bucks will get me an iced white chocolate mocha latte at Starbucks. But you know I’m going to brag about it for the next two to four years, right?” (11/09/16)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2016/11/election-2016-my-prediction-vs-actual.html

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59) Trump: Don’t follow the Bush-Obama foreign policy legacy
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Obama hoped that Hillary Clinton would protect and continue his (and Bush’s) legacy of foreign death and destruction. Yesterday, a majority of American voters dashed that hope. Will Trump change directions and bring U.S. troops home? Possibly not, especially given he is an interventionist, just as his Clinton, Bush, and Obama are. But there is always that possibility, especially since Trump, unlike Clinton, owes no allegiance to the U.S. military-industrial complex, whose survival and prosperity depends on endless wars and perpetual crises.” (11/09/16)

http://www.fff.org/2016/11/09/trump-dont-follow-bush-obama-foreign-policy-legacy/

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60) Free Talk Live, 11/08/16
Source: Free Talk Live

“Hillary Wins Guam :: Feds to Prohibit Ticket Scalping Robots? :: Voting and Clean Hands :: Voting Machines Hacked With Cheap Memory Card :: Johnson’s Results :: Medical Marijuana Vote Looking Good in Florida :: Libertarian Party :: Moving to NH :: Imprisoned for Driving :: Alaskan Election :: Cannabis Legalization in Mass, Maine :: More Results.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/08/16)

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