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Volume XV, Issue #3,843
Monday, November 13th, 2017
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In the News:

1) UK: Prosecutors admit destroying key emails in Julian Assange case
2) Bitcoin Cash skyrockets, Bitcoin price drops as civil war continues
3) As Trump targets immigrants, US farm sector looks to automate
4) Iraq: Mass graves discovered near Hawija
5) EU planning for collapse of Brexit talks, says Michel Barnier
6) Trump arrives in the Philippines
7) Death toll in Iran-Iraq earthquake climbs above 200
8) India: United Airlines halts flights to New Delhi on poor air quality
9) Texas killings may prove useful to Rosenstein in anti-encryption demagoguery campaign
10) Senate panel approves Trump judicial nominee who has never tried a case
11) CA: Man shoots girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in self-defense
12) Orbital ATK rocket launches NASA cargo to space station
13) Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1 billion
14) Hamid Karzai: US colluded with Islamic State in Afghanistan
15) Chelsea Manning: Stop letting troops be killed for “your nationalist fairy tales”
16) CO: 12-year-old epilepsy patient sues Jeff Sessions to legalize medical cannabis
17) Report: Federal agencies used port trucking companies with labor violations
18) Poland: Warsaw nationalist march draws tens of thousands
19) Trump says he trusts Putin’s denials of election meddling
20) Report: US soldier killed in Niger may have been executed

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The Internet did not kill the music star
22) Election 2017: The Moore you know …
23) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 2, part 4
24) Who’ll be crying in their beer?
25) Here’s why we should abolish the Bureau of Indian Affairs
26) On gun violence, blaming mental illness may only deepen stigma
27) Comrade Hermit vs The Tranny Whisperer
28) How business unionism got us to Janus
29) Wartime tyranny against Eugene Debs
30) The USA is becoming Latin America in class relations
31) Quantum Vibe, 11/10/17
32) Medicaid malpractice
33) Building new districts, fairly and cheaply
34) Climate change denial as the historical consciousness of Trumpism: Lessons from Carl Schmitt
35) Why evangelicals can’t quit on Roy Moore
36) Did Bitcoin supporters just get played?
37) How immigration crackdowns screw up Americans’ lives
38) Kucinich: I know why Trump was elected
39) Roy Moore: Sexual predator?
40) Britain’s mess extends beyond Brexit
41) Guns, criminals, and the mentally deranged
42) All about Eve
43) My stream of consciousness overfloweth
44) Don’t ban America’s most popular rifle
45) Government recycling programs waste valuable resources
46) I would be richer if I owned your assets
47) The JFK autopsy cover-up
48) Childish things
49) Where did all the public school money go? Paper-pushers
50) Deadly highway epidemic? Only a runner-up

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Free Talk Live, 11/11/17
52) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 213
53) Felony Friday, episode 97
54) Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 94
55) Anarcho Agenda, 11/10/17
56) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/10/17
57) The Jason Stapleton Program, episode 667
58) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1036
59) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 116
60) PanAm Podcast, 11/10/17

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

1) UK: Prosecutors admit destroying key emails in Julian Assange case
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The Crown Prosecution Service is facing embarrassment after admitting it destroyed key emails relating to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy fighting extradition. Email exchanges between the CPS and its Swedish counterparts over the high-profile case were deleted after the lawyer at the UK end retired in 2014. The destruction of potentially sensitive and revealing information comes ahead of a tribunal hearing in London next week. Adding to the intrigue, it emerged the CPS lawyer involved had, unaccountably, advised the Swedes in 2010 or 2011 not to visit London to interview Assange. An interview at that time could have prevented the long-running embassy standoff.” (11/10/17)

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/10/uk-prosecutors-admit-destroying-key-emails-from-julian-assange-case

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2) Bitcoin Cash skyrockets, Bitcoin price drops as civil war continues
Source: Forbes

“Well, get your popcorn after all. Earlier this week, a planned hard fork on the Bitcoin blockchain that threatened to create two new coins, causing disruptions on exchanges and potential losses for users on both sides — but also possibly one of the most exciting chapters in Bitcoin’s history — was called off. But in the last few days, a previous fork of Bitcoin (BTC) called Bitcoin Cash (BCH) that was launched in August and immediately dismissed by many Bitcoiners and the wider crypto world alike, has skyrocketed in value. … Several active crypto players surmised that the market moves had to do with the disaffected group who did not get the hard fork that they supported, known as SegWit2x, shifting their money over to Bitcoin Cash, which is more in line with their vision of Bitcoin.” (11/12/17)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2017/11/12/bitcoin-cash-skyrockets-bitcoin-price-drops-as-civil-war-continues/#616c7bba35b5

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3) As Trump targets immigrants, US farm sector looks to automate
Source: Raw Story

“Convincing big U.S. dairy owners to buy robots to milk their cows (and reduce the farmhands they employ) used to be a tough sell for Steve Fried. Recently, his job has gotten easier, he says, in part because of President Donald Trump. ‘I get calls on a daily basis and it typically starts with, ‘I don’t want to deal with this labor headache any more,” said Fried, sales manager for Lely North America, which makes robotic dairy milking and feeding systems. Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration through stepped-up arrests and border enforcement has shaken the U.S. agricultural sector, where as many as 7 in 10 farm workers are undocumented, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. In addition, Republican lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation that would require all employers to check social security numbers against federal databases to ensure their workers are in the country legally, something that is now voluntary in all but a handful of states.” (11/11/17)

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/as-trump-targets-immigrants-us-farm-sector-looks-to-automate

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4) Iraq: Mass graves discovered near Hawija
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Mass graves containing at least 400 bodies have been found near Hawija, an Iraqi city that was occupied by Islamic State (IS) fighters until last month. Kirkuk province’s governor, Rakan Said, said they were found at an airbase just outside the city. Some of the victims were in civilian clothes but others were wearing the jumpsuits that IS used to dress people who were condemned to death. Mr Said said the base had been ‘turned into an execution ground.’ General Mortada al-Luwaibi said the Iraqi military found the graves after local residents gave ‘witness accounts.'” (11/11/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41957092

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5) EU planning for collapse of Brexit talks, says Michel Barnier
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said the bloc is drawing up contingency plans for the possible collapse of Britain’s departure talks. Barnier, who last week gave the UK a two-week deadline to provide greater clarity on the financial settlement it was prepared to offer as part of the divorce deal, told France’s Journal du Dimanche newspaper the failure of the talks was not his preferred option. ‘But it’s a possibility,’ he said.” (11/12/17)

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/12/eu-planning-for-collapse-of-brexit-talks-says-michel-barnier

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6) Trump arrives in the Philippines
Source: Los Angeles Times

“President Trump arrived in the Philippines ahead of another controversial moment in his five-nation Asia tour — a scheduled meeting with Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, who has a history of human rights abuses. Trump had an initial encounter with Duterte in Manila on Sunday, exchanging handshakes and toasts with him at a gala dinner opening an international conference. The two leaders will hold talks at the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations summit on Monday, marking the last leg of Trump’s tour, which has also included stops in Japan, South Korea, China and Vietnam. ” (11/12/17)

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-updates-everything-president-trump-lands-in-the-philippines-1510523844-htmlstory.html

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7) Death toll in Iran-Iraq earthquake climbs above 200
Source: CNN

“More than 200 people are dead and more than 2,500 injured after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iran and Iraq late Sunday. Iran’s Press TV said the highest number of casualties in the country occurred in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province, with the country’s semi-official Mehr news agency saying 100 of the 207 reported dead were from that town alone. In the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, seven deaths were reported.” (11/13/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/12/middleeast/iraq-earthquake/index.html

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8) India: United Airlines halts flights to New Delhi on poor air quality
Source: Bloomberg

“United Airlines temporarily suspended Newark-New Delhi flights due to poor air quality in India’s capital, and said some extra charges will be waived for passengers forced to reschedule. ‘We are monitoring advisories as the region remains under a public health emergency, and are coordinating with respective government agencies,’” a United Airlines spokesperson said in response to a Bloomberg query. Other airlines were still flying to the national capital and it was not clear if they will follow United Airlines’ move to suspend flights.” (11/12/17)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-12/united-airlines-halts-flights-to-new-delhi-on-poor-air-quality

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9) Texas killings may prove useful to Rosenstein in anti-encryption demagoguery campaign
Source: Politico

“The investigation into last weekend’s mass shooting in a Texas church may launch a new round in the decades-old fight between the FBI and Silicon Valley over law enforcement’s access to encrypted data. And this time, the government player leading the charge will be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has spent months hinting that the Trump administration will take a harder line against the tech industry’s trend toward unbreakable encryption. It’s a cause Rosenstein has quietly pursued for years, including two cases in 2014 and 2015 when, as the U.S. attorney in Maryland, he sought to take companies to court to make them unscramble their data, a DOJ official told POLITICO.” [editor’s note: It’s comforting to know that the government’s war on encryption can’t be won. It’s disconcerting to think about the lengths of police statism they may go to in the process of losing it – TLK] (11/11/17)

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/11/texas-church-shooting-encryption-rod-rosenstein-244794

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10) Senate panel approves Trump judicial nominee who has never tried a case
Source: Greensboro News & Record

“Brett J. Talley, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be a federal judge in Alabama, has never tried a case, was unanimously rated ‘not qualified’ by the American Bar Association’s judicial rating committee, has practiced law for only three years and, as a blogger last year, displayed a degree of partisanship unusual for a judicial nominee, denouncing ‘Hillary Rotten Clinton’ and pledging support for the National Rifle Association. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party-line vote, approved him for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench. … Talley does have some other qualifications, some traditional, others less so. He grew up in Alabama and earned degrees from the University of Alabama and Harvard Law School. He clerked for two federal judges and worked as a speech writer on the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney. And, like many people who eventually became federal judges, he became the protege of someone who became a senator.” (11/12/17)

http://www.greensboro.com/news/us_world/trump-judge-nominee-who-has-never-tried-a-case-wins/article_28dc8e12-1d00-530f-9026-9e097d523bcf.html

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11) CA: Man shoots girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in self-defense
Source: Redding Record Searchlight

“A man shot and wounded his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in self-defense Saturday in Cottonwood, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office reports. No charges were filed against the boyfriend who did the shooting, but the ex-boyfriend was arrested and booked into Shasta County Jail on suspicion of criminal threats and battery, deputies said. … Deputies interviewed both [Joseph] Ruth and [Tanner] Bull and learned that Ruth had threatened to injure Bull earlier in the day in Tehama County. Deputies said Ruth came to the Willow Street residence as the aggressor. Deputies also learned that Ruth had threatened to stab Bull and that Ruth started to reach into his pocket during the fight. At that point, Bull pulled out a firearm and shot one round that hit Ruth in the leg.” (11/11/17)

http://www.redding.com/story/news/2017/11/11/sheriff-man-shoots-girlfriends-ex-boyfriend-self-defense/855991001/

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12) Orbital ATK rocket launches NASA cargo to space station
Source: Space.com

“The commercial spaceflight company Orbital ATK successfully launched an Antares rocket today (Nov. 12), providing a Sunday morning spectacle for early birds along the U.S. east coast. Topped with the International Space Station-bound Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the 139-foot (42.5-meter) Antares rocket lifted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia at 7:19 a.m. EST (1219 GMT). About 9 minutes later, Cygnus was deployed in low-Earth orbit, where it will spend the next two days chasing after the International Space Station (ISS).” (11/12/17)

https://www.space.com/38751-orbital-atk-cygnus-space-station-cargo-launch-crs8.html

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13) Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1 billion
Source: The Guardian [Nigeria]

“Emirates Airlines on Sunday agreed to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1 billion, its chief Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said at the opening of the Dubai Air Show. Emirates is already the world’s largest client for Boeing’s 777, with 165 jets and another 164 on firm order. Sheikh Ahmed said the deal raises total orders from Boeing, the global competitor of Airbus Industries, to as high as $90 billion.” [editor’s note: Emirates is wholly owned by UAE’s government, so its multi-billion-dollar sales decisions should be assumed to have political motivations/implications as well. Did, perhaps, the Trump regime lean on UAE to buy Boeing aircraft to “make up for” Boeing’s lost sales to Iran because of sanctions? – TLK] (11/12/17)

https://guardian.ng/news/emirates-orders-40-boeing-787-dreamliners-for-15-1-bn/

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14) Hamid Karzai: US colluded with Islamic State in Afghanistan
Source: Raw Story

“Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, has accused the the US of working with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in his country. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera’s UpFront aired on Friday, Karzai said the US government had allowed ISIL, also known as ISIS, to flourish inside Afghanistan. ‘In my view under the full presence, surveillance, military, political, intelligence, Daesh [ISIL] has emerged,’ he said. ‘And for two years the Afghan people came, cried loud of their suffering, of violations, nothing was done.’ Karzai said the US administration of President Donald Trump made ISIL as an excuse to drop a massive bomb in Afghanistan on April 2017. ‘And the next day, Daesh takes the next district in Afghanistan,’ he said referring to the Arabic name of the armed group.” (11/11/17)

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/hamid-karzai-us-colluded-with-isil-in-afghanistan

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15) Chelsea Manning: Stop letting troops be killed for “your nationalist fairy tales”
Source: Fox News

“Chelsea Manning tweeted a not-so-veiled jab at President Trump as part of her Veterans Day message. ‘Want to support veterans !? Stop sending us overseas to kill or be killed for your nationalist fairy tales. We can do better,’ the transgender Army veteran tweeted on Saturday. Manning, 29, was released in January 28 years early from a 35-year prison sentence for publishing illegally more than 700,000 classified government documents on WikiLeaks. Shortly before he left office President Obama commuted her sentence for 22 charges, including ‘aiding the enemy.’ She was named ‘Newsmaker of the Year’ by Out 100 this week.” (11/11/17)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/11/11/chelsea-manning-veterans-day-stop-letting-troops-be-killed-nationalist-fairy-tales

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16) CO: 12-year-old epilepsy patient sues Jeff Sessions to legalize medical cannabis
Source: Smell the Truth

“Alexis Bortell is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions so she can legally use medical cannabis in her hometown. The 12-year-old filed a lawsuit against Sessions over the federal classification of marijuana as an addictive drug with no medical value, reports KDVR. ‘As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because it’s illegal in Texas,’ said Bortell, who hasn’t experienced a seizure since using liquid THC drops in over two years. Bortell’s family uses a strain of cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope, and is just one of many families forced to move to states that have legal medical programs. ‘I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home,’ Bortell told KDVR.” (11/10/17)

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2017/11/10/12-year-old-epilepsy-patient-sues-jeff-sessions-to-legalize-medical-marijuana

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17) Report: Federal agencies used port trucking companies with labor violations
Source: USA Today

“The U.S. military helped fuel labor abuse at America’s largest ports by relying on trucking companies to move goods even after they violated labor laws and were found to have cheated drivers out of fair pay, a USA TODAY Network investigation found. XPO Logistics and California Cartage, both found guilty of labor infractions, and another company, Konoike-Pacific, accused of the same kinds of violations by a quarter of its drivers, continue to work as federal contractors or subcontractors. The companies participate in multi-billion-dollar deals to ship military vehicles and commissary items overseas, raking in taxpayer dollars even after hundreds of drivers leveled formal wage complaints against them. Drivers at each company said in testimony and interviews they were forced to pay expenses for company equipment. Many drivers said their wages dropped to pennies per hour after companies deducted those costs from their weekly pay.” (11/10/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/10/federal-agencies-used-port-trucking-companies-labor-violations/848554001

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18) Poland: Warsaw nationalist march draws tens of thousands
Source: BBC News

“Tens of thousands of people joined a nationalist march in Warsaw on Saturday, organised to coincide with Poland’s independence day. Marchers chanted religious slogans such as ‘God, honour, country’ and some called out racist chants including ‘Pure Poland, white Poland.’ An ‘anti-fascist’ counter-protest attracted about 2,000 people. Police estimated that 60,000 people took part in the main march. It attracted far-right agitators from elsewhere in Europe, including Tommy Robinson from the UK and Roberto Fiore from Italy. Kamil Staszalek, 30, said he was there to ‘honour the memory of those who fought for Poland’s freedom. I’d say some people here do have extreme views, maybe even 30% of those marching, but 70% are simply walking peacefully, without shouting any fascist slogans,’ he told the AFP news agency.” (11/11/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41958199

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19) Trump says he trusts Putin’s denials of election meddling
Source: Reuters

“President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations that Russia meddled in last year’s U.S. election, despite U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion of Russian interference. Trump made the comment after he and Putin met briefly at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and agreed on a joint statement supporting a political solution for Syria, now in its seventh year of civil war. It was the first encounter of the two leaders since July and came during a low in U.S.-Russia relations and at a time when Trump is haunted by an investigation into accusations that Putin influenced the election that brought him to the White House. Putin reiterated the denials of interference, Trump said.” [editor’s note: Given the record of “US intelligence agencies” for telling lies, and the value of a new cold war to their deep state masters … you make the call – SAT] (11/11/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apec-summit-usa-russia/trump-says-he-trusts-putins-denials-of-election-meddling-idUSKBN1DB04N

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20) Report: US soldier killed in Niger may have been executed
Source: Fox News

“Two villagers who said they were among the first to find the body of Sgt. La David Johnson in Niger last month recalled discovering the body with a gaping head wound and the soldier’s hands tied, a report said Friday. The Washington Post reported that the villagers’ accounts raise the possibility that Johnson was first captured in the Oct. 4 ambush before being killed. ‘His two arms were tied behind his back,’ Adamou Boubacar, 23, a farmer, told the paper in a phone interview. Another witness told the paper separately that the back of Johnson’s head ‘was a mess, as if they had hit him with something hard, like a hammer. They took his shoes. He was wearing only socks.’ Johnson, 25, was one of the four U.S. soliders killed in an ambush believed to have been orchestrated by militants linked to the Islamic State group in Niger. The attack took place outside a remote village called Tongo Tongo.” [editor’s note: Should not have been any U.S. soldiers there, no matter what the reason – SAT] (11/11/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/11/u-s-soldier-killed-in-niger-may-have-been-executed-report-says.html

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

21) The Internet did not kill the music star
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by David L Veksler

“For decades now, we’ve been hearing how file sharing, cheap iTunes singles, online radio, and stream ripping ‘killed’ the music industry. In 2014, Taylor Swift wrote about the future of the industry in a Wall Street Journal article. Her fantastic economic claims have been debunked elsewhere, but one of her basic criticisms was that Internet streaming is challenging the traditional revenue model of the music industry. However, Taylor’s own career demonstrates how the Internet and digital technology have lent themselves to a creative renaissance of the music industry, in part due to her own leadership.” (11/11/17)

https://fee.org/articles/the-internet-did-not-kill-the-music-star/

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22) Election 2017: The Moore you know …
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“It’s hard to be objective about Roy Moore. Ever since his days as circuit judge of Etowah County, Alabama, he’s been a hero to religious conservatives and the bane of civil libertarians. The former powered his two elections to the office of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, on his promise to ‘return God to our public life and restore the moral foundation of our law.’ The latter effected his two removals from that office over his insistence that his religious beliefs trump the law (including the US Constitution). That Moore is one of America’s most controversial political figures shouldn’t distract us from the most obvious and important question concerning the latest controversy: Did he, as alleged in a Washington Post expose, engage in sexual activities with a 14-year-old girl (and other minors) while he was a thirty-something prosecutor?”

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/11858

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23) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 2, part 4
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“On October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published a White Paper entitled ‘Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’ on the Cryptography Mailing List at metzdowd.com. It spelled out the reasoning behind bitcoin and the design of bitcoin’s instrument of implementation: the blockchain. The White Paper also solved a problem that had haunted cryptocurrency: double spending. Satoshi’s brief explanation is a defining document of our century. It is all the more remarkable, therefore, that no one seems to know Satoshi’s identity or even whether he is an individual or a team of programmers. Clearly, he coded from a love of the technology rather from than a desire for fame. Since the code was open source, unpatented and offered widely to all, acquiring wealth does not appear to be the driving goal either. By process of elimination, political motivation becomes more probable. But arriving at that conclusion requires an examination of the evidence and background surrounding Bitcoin.” (11/11/17)

https://news.bitcoin.com/satoshi-revolution-chapter-2-satoshi-libertarian-anarchist-part-4/

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24) Who’ll be crying in their beer?
Source: Town Hall
by Debra J Saunders

“White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders found a clever way to combine two passions — tweaking reporters and supporting big tax cuts — during a recent press briefing. She laid out a scenario in which 10 reporters had a beer together every day and paid the $100 tab under a mechanism akin to the federal income tax system. Four reporters paid nothing, while the highest-paid journalist kicked in $59. When the bar proprietor decided to cut prices and the scribes calculated how to spread the savings, the highest-paid reporter enjoyed a $10 windfall, the other five journos enjoyed smaller savings, and the four who drank free gained nothing. ‘Why should he get $10 back?’ nine reporters complained, because they saved far less, or nothing at all. Sanders’ cautionary tale had laid out how any tax cut should be expected to benefit the wealthy the most because affluent people pay the most taxes. The night after the rest of the pack complained, the top-paid journalist didn’t show, and the remaining nine could not afford their brews.” [editor’s note: Maybe this would be even funnier if BERNIE Sanders had tried to explain it -= SAT] (11/11/17)

https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2017/11/11/wholl-be-crying-in-their-beer-n2407967

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25) Here’s why we should abolish the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Source: The Jack News
by Jim Gray

“Being dependent upon government is a cruel hoax: good for politicians and bureaucrats, but over the long run, terrible for the recipients. As a stark example, consider our Native Americans. We can start with an observation by Henry Ford who, although certainly not my favorite person due to his social views, said something that all people should have emblazoned upon their thought processes: ‘Anyone who thinks people can prosper by relying on the government should talk to the American Indian.’ Fact: Native Americans have the highest poverty rate of any minority group in our country. That comes as a result of having been controlled by the federal government since the early 1800s. Their lands are held in ‘trust’ for them by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or BIA (which most Native Americans refer to as ‘Bossing Indians Around’), and which has a budget of $3 billion per year.” (11/10/17)

https://www.thejacknews.com/free-markets/education/jim-gray-why-we-should-abolish-bureau-of-indian-affairs

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26) On gun violence, blaming mental illness may only deepen stigma
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Henry Gass & Jessica Mendoza

“The day after Devin Kelley perpetrated America’s worst mass shooting in a place of worship (killing 26 and wounding another 20 at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas) President Trump called it a ‘mental health problem at the highest level.’ Some mass shooters have been diagnosed with mental illness. … Mr. Kelley himself escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, after being accused of assaulting his wife and severely beating his baby stepson while serving with the US Air Force. But few mass killers have a clinically diagnosed mental illness. Thus, pointing to mental illness as the cause of gun violence is not only misleading, say mental health and gun violence experts, it could also increase the stigma around it and make people less willing to seek help.” [editor’s note: “few mass killers have a clinically diagnosed mental illness?” Really? How come they all seem to have been on some prescribed Pharma poison? SAT] (11/10/17)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2017/1110/On-gun-violence-blaming-mental-illness-may-only-deepen-stigma

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27) Comrade Hermit vs The Tranny Whisperer
Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“Me and therapy have a long, storied and generally cantankerous relationship. I’ve been in and out of therapy my whole life and hated most of my therapists. Part of the reason behind this is a lifelong knee-jerk aversion to anything vaguely resembling authority. But mostly, I think it’s the fact that I’ve never really chosen therapy. It was always chosen for me or pushed on me for one reason or another. That is until very recently. … Kids kill themselves because of people like Khytam Dawood and I need to make sure that the next person who Googles the words Khytam Dawood and Transgender gets an earful from yours truly. I wrote this post to warn people that this woman is a malignant predator violating people with her disgusting half-baked theories.” (11/12/17)

http://exileinhappyvalley.blogspot.com/2017/11/comrade-hermit-vs-tranny-whisperer.html

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28) How business unionism got us to Janus
Source: In These Times
by Lois Weiner

“In September, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus vs. AFSCME, a case that has the potential to undermine public sector unions by curtailing unions’ right to charge non-members an ‘agency fee.’ This fee covers the protection and services the union is obligated to provide all employees in the bargaining unit. Many labor leaders and pundits have identified unions’ loss of revenue as the most dire consequence of an unfavorable ruling in the Janus case. Others have pointed out that the forces behind Janus don’t only aim to weaken public employee unions: they are seeking to destroy the public sector and public ownership of resources across the board. … Anyone who cares about democracy and the social and economic well-being of workers has a stake in how unions will respond to the Court’s decision. And with Trump-appointee Neil Gorsuch now sitting on the bench, it appears likely that the ruling will not go in labor’s favor.” [editor’s note: As long as the vast majority of “unions” continue to involve public employees (paid by taxpayers, not “greedy corporations”), this is a proper result – SAT] [editor’s note: OK, Steve, I’ll bite: Why should “public employees” get free stuff by law? – TLK] (11/10/17)

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20677/janus-right-to-work-union-labor

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29) Wartime tyranny against Eugene Debs
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by David S D’Amato

“Passed the year that the United States entered the fray in the Great War, the Espionage Act of 1917 was one of several successive attacks on liberty and the constitutional order during Wilson’s presidential tenure. Lest the title of the law cause confusion, it addressed itself both in theory and practice to a range of activities that few would readily associate with spying. Together with the Sedition Act, an addendum passed the following year, it gave the federal government broad discretion to prosecute virtually any speech critical of the government or the war. Under the statute’s vague, overbroad language, even the faintest criticism of U.S. participation in the war could be considered an attempt to aid the country’s enemies or otherwise hinder the war effort. It was to this draconian law that Debs, outspoken in his anti-war convictions, eventually fell victim.” (11/10/17)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/wartime-tyranny-eugene-debs/

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30) The USA is becoming Latin America in class relations
Source: Attack the System
by Keith Preston

“It’s interesting how the US is developing a class system similar to Latin America. I don’t think the reasons for this can be traced to a singular cause. It probably has several dozen causes. It’s also interesting how all the different political factions have their proposed ideal solutions. Liberals and social democrats want a more progressive tax code and a larger welfare state. Nationalists want restricted immigration and high tariffs. An-caps want to abolish central banking. Conservatives want to abolish welfare to the inner city. Libertarians want to reduce taxes and regulation. The far Left wants some kind of socialist revolution. Probably none of those by themselves would produce the results they want even if a general political and popular consensus for their implementation could be developed, which is unlikely given the ongoing fragmentation and polarization of US political culture.” (11/11/17)

https://attackthesystem.com/2017/11/11/the-usa-is-becoming-latin-america-in-class-relations/

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31) Quantum Vibe, 11/10/17
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Lea Jean Badelles

Cartoon. (11/10/17)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1727

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32) Medicaid malpractice
Source: The American Prospect
by Kalena Thomhave

“We knew it would happen, but that doesn’t quite reduce the sting. In September, I wrote about a proposed waiver to Kentucky’s Medicaid program, which would foist work requirements on recipients (among other patronizing indignities like premium payments and ‘health incentives’) and would devastate Kentucky’s large newly insured population. Those work requirements directly conflicted with the federal Section 1115 waiver guidelines, which govern what’s allowable in Medicaid waiver requests. This week, at a National Association of Medicaid Directors conference, Seema Verma, head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, indicated that states could request waivers that would permit officials to impose work requirements as a condition of receiving Medicaid. Which means, according to Kentucky’s Medicaid Director Stephen Miller, the state’s waiver request will be approved ‘soon.'” (11/10/17)

http://prospect.org/blog/tapped/medicaid-malpractice

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33) Building new districts, fairly and cheaply
Source: Cato Unbound
by Michael McDonald

“I’ve been involved in redistricting since the late 1980s. I’ve been on the inside consulting for legislatures and commissions. I’ve been on the outside as an expert witness in litigation challenging adopted maps and working with public interest groups advocating reform. From my experience, I largely agree with Olson’s able synopsis of the available reform and legal options to curb gerrymandering. I’d like to elaborate on one reform pathway in particular that is compatible with the concept of a free market: requiring transparency and public participation.” (11/10/17)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2017/11/10/michael-mcdonald/building-new-districts-fairly-cheaply

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34) Climate change denial as the historical consciousness of Trumpism: Lessons from Carl Schmitt
Source: Niskanen Center
by Mark S Weiner

“Of all the errors made today by liberals–I use the term broadly–our most fundamental has been our underestimation of Trumpism as a philosophical movement. We have no trouble loathing Donald Trump the man. His temperament and political impulses are self-evidently those of an authoritarian, straight from the pages of Adorno or Hayek. Likewise, our criticism of his administration’s misguided policies has been ever at the ready. Yet to say of President Trump and his followers that they hold or are even capable of holding philosophical convictions is generally to invite ridicule, as if the term were an undeserved appellation of grace. Trump doesn’t philosophize, he tweets. Understandable though this tendency is, it is mistaken and self-defeating.” (11/10/17)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/climate-change-denial-historical-consciousness-trumpism-lessons-carl-schmitt/

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35) Why evangelicals can’t quit on Roy Moore
Source: The New Republic
by Sarah Jones

“Roy Moore, Republican candidate for Senate and alleged child molester, enjoys much of his political longevity to his celebrity status within the Christian right. The gay bashing, the Ten Commandments fetish, barring Muslims from serving in Congress … Moore’s most extreme positions are precisely what makes him a beloved figure to so many white evangelicals. This hasn’t always translated to popularity within his home state of Alabama (winning the GOP primary is the closest he’s gotten to higher office), but it has established his reputation as an authentic Christian. One poll conducted before The Washington Post broke the accusations against Moore had him up 11 points over Democrat Doug Jones, who, by contrast, has campaigned on the fact that he prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan members responsible for bombing the 16th Street Baptist Church.” [editor’s note: As long as none of those teens were boys, he gets a pass from these idiots, even if he forced himself on any of the girls – SAT] (11/10/17)

https://newrepublic.com/article/145775/evangelicals-cant-quit-roy-moore

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36) Did Bitcoin supporters just get played?
Source: The Anarchist Shemale
by Aria DiMezzo

“I think they did, and I think that it’s entirely possible — even probable — that Shrem and other Segwit2x supporters did it knowingly and intentionally as a way of driving up the value of Bitcoin, selling off, making their announcement, and shifting into Bitcoin Cash, which has already solved the problems that Segwit2x was supposed to partially address. So let me give you the rundown of what I’m thinking.” [editor’s note: Some of the big players were willing to support Segwit as long as they got 2x as well. When other players started reneging on the 2x part of the Segwit2x agreement, it was only natural that those who had supported the first part only if the second part came with it would defect to Bitcoin Cash – TLK] (11/11/17)

https://anarchistshemale.com/2017/11/11/did-bitcoin-supporters-just-get-played/

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37) How immigration crackdowns screw up Americans’ lives
Source: Reason
by Shikha Dalmia

“Jacqueline Stevens, a political scientist at Northwestern University and an expert on deportation law, estimates that in 2010 alone, over 4,000 U.S. citizens were detained or deported as aliens. Between 2003 and 2010, more than 20,000 Americans suffered the same fate. At any given time, Stevens maintains, about 1 percent of the inmates in immigration detention nationwide are American citizens. That figure may sound unbelievable, but in fact it is a conservative estimate. In principle, it is illegal for immigration authorities to detain U.S. citizens, much less deport them. But the reality is very different, Stevens says. Once someone is swept into the Kafkaesque nightmare of the immigration system, they are effectively assumed illegal until proven otherwise. What’s more, the standard due process protections that are afforded to ordinary criminals aren’t extended to suspected illegal immigrants.” (for publication 12/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/12/how-immigration-crackdowns-scr

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38) Kucinich: I know why Trump was elected
Source: Toledo Blade
by Keith C Burris

“A week ago today, I drove through a downpour to hear former Congressman Dennis Kucinich speak to about 40 rain-soaked people and to chat with him afterward. I’d never met him. It was an encounter with one of the last honest men in American politics. I know that many people see the former Cleveland mayor and two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination as a far-out leftie, but I don’t think that’s quite right. I see him as an individualist with profound doubts about two things that don’t get questioned a lot in our politics: foreign military entanglements and the national security apparatus, or what has lately been called the ‘Deep State.’ Kucinich is 71 now, his national candidacies behind him, and gerrymandered out of the congressional seat he held for 16 years. He was at a pipefitters union hall in Northwood to campaign for Issue 2, which went down in flames. But Kucinich is what the poet Robert Lowell called ‘a lost cause man.’ He speaks up for what he thinks is right and damn the consequences. He’s operated this way for 40 years. Agree or disagree, and I disagree with a good deal of what he says and thinks, Dennis Kucinich has always had guts. No less a light from the libertarian side of the fence than Ron Paul has praised him for his consistency and courage.” (11/12/17)

http://www.toledoblade.com/Keith-Burris/2017/11/12/Kucinich-I-know-why-Trump-was-elected.html

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39) Roy Moore: Sexual predator?
Source: The American Conservative
by Rod Dreher

“If the allegations against Moore are true, obviously he should withdraw from the race. Doesn’t sound like he would — and he might even win. In that event, Democrats will make him the GOP poster child in the 2018 election, and the GOP will deserve it. Here’s what I don’t get: the eagerness of so many conservatives at this point to double down on defending Moore — this, versus the ‘wait and see’ stance. We already know that credible allegations of sexual predation don’t matter to most Republican voters. … if Alabama Republican voters put Roy Moore in office, and the Senate seats him, it’s going to be a massacre for Republicans on Election Day 2018. But: if Moore is elected and the Senate refuses to seat him, think about how vicious the Trumpist base will be in seeking retribution.” (11/10/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/roy-moore-sexual-predator/

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40) Britain’s mess extends beyond Brexit
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“Great Britain — ever ready to boast stable politics and a faultless, often-called ‘Rolls Royce’ civil service — is in a mess. Between scandals over sex, secret meetings, political donors and the royal family, the government is melting down. The country’s own newspapers say so. On Thursday, The Times carried the front page headline ‘Brussels braced for fall of Theresa May’s government’ — this before it has served half a year. Where British journalism fails to convey the dimensions of the mess, foreign journalists oblige. Steven Erlanger of the New York Times told his Sunday readers in early November that the country is ‘heading to nowhere, while on deck, fire has broken out and the captain (poor Theresa May) is lashed to the mast, without the authority to decide whether to turn to port or to starboard.’ The Irish writer Fintan O’Toole writes in the New York Review of Books that ‘Brexit is fueled by fantasies of ‘Empire 2.0,’ a reconstructed global trading empire in which the old colonies will be reconnected to the mother country.'” (11/10/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-brexit-commentary/commentary-britains-mess-extends-beyond-brexit-idUSKBN1DA2ON

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41) Guns, criminals, and the mentally deranged
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“No one has the right (or the ‘authority’) to make up rules banning or ‘regulating’ weapons. Not you, not a president, not the BATFEces gang, not judges, not ‘community activists,’ not congressvermin, not cops, not mayors or governors. No one. That right doesn’t exist and can’t be created. And, I even break away from some of my co-travelers in that I know rights can never be lost — not even if you are a criminal or are mentally deranged. No one has a right to forbid you to own and to carry weapons, but they do have the right to shoot anyone who chooses to archate. That’s just reality, and if it doesn’t suit you, you are free to leave the realm of reality in hopes of a more suitable afterlife.” (11/12/17)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2017/11/guns-criminals-and-mentally-deranged.html

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42) All about Eve
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Lori Heine

“In America, the political Left is like a once-beautiful woman who, over the years, has lost her looks in bitter and wasteful living. Nothing remains but her essence, which is evil. She was rotten to the core even when she was young, but then her beauty concealed that, bewitching and bedazzling a great many who couldn’t see past the surface. Now that her looks are gone, only the evil remains: desperately grasping to hold onto the only thing she ever really cared about, which is power. Hillary Clinton never was a feminist in any true sense of the word. She was, and is, a servant to power. Over the years, she has lost any charm — however slight and shallow — she ever had.” (11/10/17)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1778

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43) My stream of consciousness overfloweth
Source: The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith

“Why is it that, every time the wannabe commies in Congress feel stymied in their never-ending attempts to obliterate the Second Amendment, some ‘random’ lunatic or religious fanatic obligingly goes out and murders a bunch of innocent human beings, often with the very weapon they’re currently trying to outlaw? Never mind, the question was purely rhetorical. I get it, I get it. And I’m pretty damned fed up with an obvious pattern that’s been going on since before 1966, when a guy with a brain tumor the size of a grapefruit climbed to the top of that tower in Texas. I didn’t do that, or even kill Jack Kennedy, and yet I was punished as if I had, and so were you, by the forcible removal of our rights.” (11/12/17)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2017/tle948-20171112-02.html

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44) Don’t ban America’s most popular rifle
Source: USA Today
by Lawrence G Keane

“Law making should be based on facts. We estimate 13.7 million semiautomatic rifles of the type wrongly termed ‘assault weapons’ are in the hands of Americans. They have been in the public market since 1964 and are the nation’s most popular rifle, used for a variety of legitimate purposes, including hunting, target shooting and personal defense. They should not be banned. More accurately termed ‘modern sporting rifles,’ they fire one round with each pull of the trigger and come in several calibers. They are no more powerful than other rifles. What differentiates them is cosmetic, such as the type of stock that makes the conventionally operating rifle look more like a military firearm. These rifles are not machine guns or automatic firearms, which were severely restricted from civilian ownership under the 1934 National Firearms Act. The ‘assault weapon’ term was conjured up by anti-gun activists to deceive the public into thinking they were machine guns.” (11/10/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/11/09/dont-ban-americas-most-popular-rifle-opposing-view-editorial-debates/850450001

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45) Government recycling programs waste valuable resources
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Lee Friday

“The government tells us we must recycle all kinds of stuff: bottles, cans, paper, plastics etc. They say that recycling reduces the number of products made from natural resources, which means more resources are conserved and our energy costs are lower. Superficially, this seems plausible. Surely it is more wasteful to manufacture products by digging resources out of the ground than to use discarded resources which already exist above ground — right? Not necessarily.” (11/11/17)

https://mises.org/wire/government-recycling-programs-waste-valuable-resources

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46) I would be richer if I owned your assets
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“One of the most curious — and most mistaken — arguments that Ian Fletcher made during our debates on trade earlier this week at Hillsdale College occurred repeatedly during discussions of the trade deficit. One of the facts that I pointed out is that a U.S. trade deficit is good for the U.S. insofar as such a deficit means that capital is flowing into the U.S. and creates new businesses (or bolsters existing businesses). Think, for example, of BMW’s factory in Greer, South Carolina, or of any of the many Ikea stores across the United States. In reply, Fletcher agreed that such investment is productive, and even that it’s beneficial for Americans. ‘However,’ he replied (and here I quote from memory), ‘it would be even better if those assets were owned by Americans.’ … The core error in Fletcher’s reply is the assumption that the productive assets that are brought into being by foreign investment would exist in the absence of foreign investment.” (11/10/17)

http://cafehayek.com/2017/11/richer-owned-assets.html

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47) The JFK autopsy cover-up
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The official photographer, John Stringer, participated in the first brain exam but not in the second one. The second one had a different, unknown photographer. When Stringer was asked by the ARRB to identify the official photographs of the brain that are in the official record, he could not do so. He testified that the photographs in the official record could not be the ones he took. In the first brain examination, the brain was ‘sectioned’ or cut into slices, like a loaf of bread. That is standard procedure for gunshot wounds to the head. It’s done to examine the trajectory of the bullet. Once a brain is sectioned, it cannot be put back together. The brain in the second, later brain examination was not sectioned. The photographs in the official record — those that Stringer denied taking — depict a full sized, albeit damaged, brain.” (11/10/17)

https://www.fff.org/2017/11/10/jfk-autopsy-cover/

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48) Childish things
Source: J Neil Schulman @ Rational Review
by J Neil Schulman & Brad Linaweaver

“As authors who respect language we have always resisted the idea that a word can mean anything the speaker or writer wants it to mean, as Humpty Dumpty does in Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there. The most misused word today is pedophilia. … The word used to mean ‘an ongoing sexual attraction to pre-pubertal children.’ … Today ‘childhood’ ends whenever a public official wants it to end. We see that when even a six-year-old can be tried for a felony as an adult and 14-year-olds are commonly transferred to be tried in adult criminal courts.” (11/10/17)

http://jneilschulman.rationalreview.com/2017/11/childish-things/

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49) Where did all the public school money go? Paper-pushers
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Some little-noticed provisions in the GOP tax plan could have a big impact on public schools. It’s a start. The education system in this country is overdue for shake-up because it has for years been grossly mismanaging taxpayer money. The National Education Association blasted the GOP tax reform plan saying that eliminating the state and local tax deduction for those who itemize taxes would be a severe blow to schools, putting 250,000 education jobs at risk. ‘It would,’ says NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia, ‘jeopardize the ability of state and local governments to fund public education. That will translate into cuts to public schools, lost jobs to educators, overcrowded classrooms that deprive students of one-on-one attention, and threaten public education.'” (11/10/17)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/teachers-unions-public-school-spending-test-scores-school-choice

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50) Deadly highway epidemic? Only a runner-up
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“There is no doubt that we can consider traffic fatalities an ‘epidemic.’ But there is one more epidemic that this article does not address. It dwarfs the rest, even the 100 million dead of Justinian’s Plague. I am speaking of Democide: the killing of people by ‘their own’ governments. This is an epidemic of murderous violence that filled the 20th Century with blood, and continues today, nearly a fifth of the way into the next century.” (11/11/17)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2017/11/11/deadly-highway-epidemic-only-a-runner-up/

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51) Free Talk Live, 11/11/17
Source: Free Talk Live

“Christopher Cantwell Calls In After This Week’s Court Hearing :: Scott the Bigot :: Veterans Duped :: Bitcoin Risks :: Military Recruiting Lies :: Military Suicide :: Buying Bitcoin :: Feds Blindly Hack International Computers :: Nasty VA Hospital :: Bureaucracy Failing :: Military Lover :: Former VA Employee Calls In :: Socialism :: Bitcoin Cash :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Will.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/11/17)

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

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52) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 213
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Brock Cusick joins us this week to talk about bitcoin and the decentralized blockchain technology that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies run on.” [various formats] (11/10/17)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/world-blockchain

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53) Felony Friday, episode 97
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On today’s show Daniel Wise, aka RDAP Dan, joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt. Daniel is the creator of the YouTube channel RDAP Dan, which provides real-world information for people to benefit who may be facing a federal prison sentence.” [various formats] (11/10/17)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/11/10/felony-friday-097-ethical-prison-consultant-interview-dan-wise-aka-rdap-dan/

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54) Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 94
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Episode 094 welcomes back Pace Ellsworth for a chat about his fintech startup company, Heleum. Topics include: the origins of Heleum, the mesh currency trading algorithm, how Heleum grows your savings using fiat and cryptocurrency exchange rate volatility, the results of the Heleum Private Beta, safety measures, fee structures, partnership with Uphold.com, and more.” [various formats] (11/10/17)

http://everything-voluntary.com/heleum-rising-balloons-balloons-everywhere-38m-episode-094

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55) Anarcho Agenda, 11/10/17
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Adam Kokesh joins me to talk about his campaign, Kokesh for not president, and much more.” [various formats] (11/10/17)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-44-2017-11-10

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56) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/10/17
Source: Cato Institute

“How do education savings accounts (ESAs) work? Jonathan Butcher of the Goldwater Institute and the Heritage Foundation discussed their merits at the State Policy Network Annual Meeting in San Antonio.” [various formats] (11/10/17)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/education-savings-accounts-customized-education

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57) The Jason Stapleton Program, episode 667
Source: The Jason Stapleton Program

“I always love listening to politicians talk about bills they’re championing. You’d think everything they did was a monumental achievement that was changing the course of human existence and improving the lives of every American. It’s all B.S. Half the time the things they’re taking credit for are just ideas and the other half of the time they’re lying about what they’re really doing.” [various formats] (11/10/17)

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/667-comprehensive-tax-reform-republicans-claim-extraordinary-accomplishment/

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58) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1036
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Mark Skousen, who just released the 5th edition of his economics textbook, joins me to discuss quite a few topics, with special emphasis on why the Austrian School sees the economy more clearly than do other schools of thought. He takes on the ‘circular flow’ model, the problems with GDP, and why the standard approach leaves out some of the most important activity in the economy.” (11/10/17)

http://tomwoods.com/ep-1036-what-are-other-economists-missing-about-the-economy/

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59) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 116
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #116, I update the geopolitical mess in Arabia and the Levant. In Yemen, the US now blames Iran for supplying the Houthi with the missile that targeted Saudi Arabia. The Lebanon Prime Minister remains under house arrest in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince bin Salman continues to arrest officials and princes on corruption charges. I also update Catalonia, Russiagate, and ISIS.” [various formats] (11/10/17)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-116-lebanon-saudi-arabia-and-yemen

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60) PanAm Podcast, 11/10/17
Source: PanAm Post

“The Democratic Party was quick to use this incident to bolster their claim that gun control is the answer to prevent such incidents in the future. However, Republicans often argue in response that our existing laws are sufficient but that enforcement thereof is not. Furthermore, the Texas church massacre clearly demonstrated the inability of the police to be everywhere at once. There is an old saying on this matter: ‘When seconds count, the police respond in minutes.’ … clearly, if this armed civilian had not been there, there is no telling how many more individuals could have been killed by Kelley. Criminals, by definition, are not going to respect the laws anyway.” [Flash video] (11/10/17)

https://panampost.com/david-unsworth/2017/11/10/gun-control-texas-church-massacre/

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