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In the News:

1) Anti-Trump demonstrations hit second day; Portland police say protest is “riot”
2) India: Chaos at banks after “black money” ban
3) Dow hits record high, Nasdaq slides
4) UN: Iran violates limit established in nuclear deal
5) Warren will fight Trump on US financial rules, race issues
6) Australian, US regimes “close” to asylum seeker deal
7) Afghanistan: Two dead in Taliban attack on German consulate
8) Spain: Ruling party’s idiot pols propose ban on Internet memes
9) Kremlin: Trump’s foreign policy approach almost same as Putin’s
10) Report: Sanders doesn’t rule out 2020 White House run
11) IMF deems Argentina’s statistics credible again
12) US applications for unemployment benefits fall
13) SWIFT hack: Bangladesh bank recovers $15 million from a Philippines casino
14) Taiwan set to end marriage apartheid
15) Google responds in EU antitrust case: “Android hasn’t hurt competition”
16) Oil prices flip lower as IEA forecasts “relentless growth” in supply
17) Iraq: Amnesty accuses possible regime forces of crimes in Mosul
18) Chinese regime official appointed head of Interpol
19) Cuba: Regime announces military drills after Trump election victory
20) Turkey: Several, including district governor, wounded in bombing

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Yesterday’s real loser: Totalitarian humanism
22) Post-mortem: How to run Libertarian political campaigns
23) Is Trump already headed down the path of the George W. Bush presidency?
24) Clueless to the end
25) Campus stupidity might drive me into therapy
26) Can Senate Democrats stop Donald Trump?
27) Term limits Trump
28) A Trumpocalypse? Oh do grow up
29) Taking Trump’s populism seriously
30) The moral bankruptcy of the left
31) Maybe it’s not about sexism or racism: They’re just fed up
32) Users around the world reject Europe’s upload filtering proposal
33) What Canada thinks of you threatening to move there
34) Liberals, this is why you lost
35) Trump, liberty and pizza
36) New York’s government needs to (re)learn: You can’t spend your way to prosperity
37) Democrats failed to imagine the worst
38) Excessive regulation is the enemy of transparency
39) American liberals unleashed the Trump monster
40) Sensationalizing police deaths gets more police killed
41) The Tom Woods Show, episode 779
42) Welcome to Donald Trump’s world
43) Dumbass Democrats
44) The malleable modern history of a prohibited product
45) Will Trump supporters like what they get?
46) Common ground between progressives and libertarians after the election
47) Freedom Feens Radio, 11/10/16
48) Free Talk Live, 11/09/16
49) The Libertarian Angle, 11/10/16
50) 24 percent of eligible voters voted for Trump

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

1) Anti-Trump demonstrations hit second day; Portland police say protest is “riot”
Source: November 11, 2016
CNN

“Americans protesting Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election took to the streets for a second night of demonstrations and vigils in several US cities. Rallies heated up in Portland, Oregon, where police publicly declared a ‘riot’ due to ‘extensive criminal and dangerous behavior’ and are calling the protest ‘unlawful’ in tweets on the police department’s Twitter page. ‘After several orders to disperse, police have used less lethal munitions to effect arrests and move the crowd,’ another tweet added. … Protests and marches continued in other US cities including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Dallas and Oakland, California. Trump took to Twitter to call the demonstrations that first developed on Wednesday ‘very unfair.'” (11/11/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/11/us/oregon-protest-riot/

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2) India: Chaos at banks after “black money” ban
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“There have been chaotic scenes outside banks in India, two days after 500 ($7) and 1,000 rupee notes were withdrawn as part of anti-corruption measures. Some banks ran out of cash. At others police were called in to manage queues of anxious customers hoping to change their savings for legal tender. The surprise government move is aimed at tackling corruption and tax evasion. But many low-income Indians, traders and ordinary savers who rely on the cash economy have been badly hit.” (11/10/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-37933233

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3) Dow hits record high, Nasdaq slides
Source: USA Today

“The Dow surged 218 points and blasted to a new closing high, marking Day 2 of the ‘Trump Bounce’ as Wall Street fears related to Donald Trump’s stunning election win gave way to hopes that the president-elect’s policies could boost the economy. But the Trump rally was not broad-based, as sectors that the candidate unleashed attacks on (technology companies, Obamacare, emerging markets) took a hit. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 1.2% to its new all-time closing high of 18,807.88, setting a new intraday high of 18,873.66 in the process. Its previous record close was 18,636.05, notched in mid-August.” [editor’s note: Can you imagine this response if Hillary had won, even with her clear ties to crony-corporate Wall Street? I didn’t think so – SAT] (11/10/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/11/10/global-stocks-rise-investor-fears-ease-over-trump-victory/93580628

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4) UN: Iran violates limit established in nuclear deal
Source: Fox News

“Iran violated one of the terms of its nuclear deal signed with six world powers by exceeding a limit on its heavy water stockpile, according to a report from United Nations monitors on Wednesday — the same day the rogue nation demanded the U.S. stick to the deal, no matter what. The confidential report by the U.N.’s atomic watchdog, seen by The Associated Press, came out shortly after Iran issued its warning to the U.S. following the election of Donald Trump. The president-elect earlier described the Iran agreement as ‘the worst deal ever negotiated.’ The deal specifies a heavy water limit of 143.3 tons. The International Atomic Energy Agency report found that Iran’s stockpile exceeded that amount by 0.10 metric tons. It marked the second time Iran stepped over the limit, according to investigators. Heavy water is a potential proliferation concern because it is used in reactors that produce substantial amounts of plutonium, a potential path to nuclear weapons.” [editor’s note: Oh goody, another excuse to start a frickin’ war – SAT] [editor’s note: If those numbers are right, the limit was exceeded by a whopping six ten thousandths of one percent; that’s “rounding error” territory – TLK] (11/10/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/10/iran-violates-limit-established-in-nuclear-deal-un-finds.html

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5) Warren will fight Trump on US financial rules, race issues
Source: Raw Story

“Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren threw down the gauntlet to Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday, saying in a fiery speech that her party will fight him on social issues and to uphold financial regulation. Battling bigotry is the first job for Democrats after the election, she said. ‘We will fight back against attacks on Latinos, African Americans, women, Muslims, immigrants, disabled Americans — on anyone,’ said Warren, who sparred frequently over Twitter with Trump and criticized him on the campaign trail in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election. ‘Whether Donald Trump sits in a glass tower or sits in the White House, we will not give an inch on this, not now, not ever.’ In a speech to the AFL-CIO labor federation, Warren also said Democrats will fight ‘every step of the way’ against attempts to loosen financial regulation, ‘gut’ the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law and eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” [editor’s note: Political theater at it best, or worst? Your call – SAT] (11/10/16)

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/democrat-warren-says-will-fight-trump-on-us-financial-rules-race-issues

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6) Australian, US regimes “close” to asylum seeker deal
Source: Sky News [Australia]

“Immigration department chief Michael Pezzullo says the government is closer to a deal to resettle asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. But he’s declined to confirm reports about 1800 asylum seeker boat arrivals at Australia’s offshore detention centres could be about to be resettled under a deal with the United States. The Australian newspaper reported on Friday the two countries were poised to announce a deal after months of negotiations.” (11/10/16)

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2016/11/11/asylum-seeker-deal-with-us-close–reports.html

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7) Afghanistan: Two dead in Taliban attack on German consulate
Source: Business Standard [India]

“At least two persons were killed and more than two dozen injured in an overnight Taliban car bombing against German consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, local officials said on Friday. ‘One terrorist detonated a car bomb near the gate of German Consulate office late Thursday night, killing himself and one other person and injuring 28 others,’ a security source told Xinhua news agency. UN official sources put the number of the injured at 90 by the powerful explosion which occurred roughly at 11.15 p.m. on Thursday.” (11/10/16)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/taliban-attack-on-german-consulate-kills-2-in-afghanistan-116111100086_1.html

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8) Spain: Ruling party’s idiot pols propose ban on Internet memes
Source: Telegraph [UK]

“Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) has presented a reform proposal to Congress that could result in the banning of memes, social network users’ way of gaining comic revenge on the politicians that rule our lives. The reform wishes to curb the ‘spreading of images that infringe the honour of a person,’ making special mention of the fact that Spain’s 1982 law covering this area is outdated due to the subsequent appearance of the internet.” (11/10/16)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/10/no-joke-spanish-prime-ministers-party-suggests-ban-on-internet-m/

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9) Kremlin: Trump’s foreign policy approach almost same as Putin’s
Source: Reuters

“The Kremlin said on Thursday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy approach was ‘phenomenally close’ to that of President Vladimir Putin, giving Russia hope that tattered U.S.-Russia relations could gradually be improved. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, speaking in New York, said he saw incredible similarities between the two men’s foreign policy ideas, and this meant there was a solid basis to start a meaningful dialogue between Moscow and Washington. Peskov, in the United States for a chess tournament, said he was struck by how similar parts of Trump’s victory speech were to a speech Putin gave in southern Russia last month. Both men said they would put their own country’s national interests first, but that they would be ready to develop ties with other nations, depending on how ready other countries were to deepen relations themselves.” (11/10/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-putin-trump-idUSKBN1352J9

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10) Report: Sanders doesn’t rule out 2020 White House run
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Bernie Sanders is leaving open the possibility of another presidential bid as shell-shocked liberals focus on helping the Democratic Party rebuild after Donald Trump’s victory. ‘Four years is a long time from now,’ said the 75-year-old Vermont independent, noting that he faces re-election to the Senate in 2018. But he added: ‘We’ll take one thing at a time, but I’m not ruling out anything.’ Democrats have begun post-election soul searching, with Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] urging the party to embrace a more populist economic message. As some Democrats protested across the country, the party’s liberal wing began jockeying for power, arguing that Clinton’s loss could be attributed to her reluctance to fully focus on economic inequality and tougher Wall Street regulations.” [editor’s note: So, at 80, he’d convince all the folks he sold out this time to gear up again for his decrepit carcass? Fool me once … – SAT] (11/10/16)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Bernie-Sanders-doesn-t-rule-out-a-2020-White-10606313.php

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11) IMF deems Argentina’s statistics credible again
Source: PanAm Post

“The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday lifted a censure of statistics in Argentina. Argentina’s statistics stopped being accepted by the IMF in 2013 because the agency considered the consumer price index (CPI) and the gross domestic product (GDP) reported by President Cristina Kirchner’s administration to be unreliable. IMF officials said it would accept statistics again upon evaluating the latest report on updated methodologies by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) for calculating inflation and GDP.” (11/10/16)

https://panampost.com/raquel-garcia/2016/11/10/imf-deems-argentinas-statistics-credible-again/

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12) US applications for unemployment benefits fall
Source: US News & World Report

“The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless benefits fell 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 254,000. That’s down from a three-month high in the previous week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, ticked up 1,750 to 259,750.” (11/10/16)

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-11-10/applications-for-us-unemployment-aid-fall-from-3-month-high

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13) SWIFT hack: Bangladesh bank recovers $15 million from a Philippines casino
Source: The Hacker News

“Part of the $81 Million stolen from Bangladesh bank’s New York Federal Reserve account earlier this year in the wake of the major malware attack on the SWIFT interbank transfer network has been tracked down to a casino in the Philippines. SWIFT, or Society for Worldwide Interbank Telecommunication, is a global financial messaging system that thousands of banks and organizations around the world use to transfer billions of dollars every day.” (11/09/16)

http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/bangladesh-swift-hack-casino_9.html

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14) Taiwan set to end marriage apartheid
Source: ABC Online [Australia]

“Taiwan could become the first Asian country to pass same-sex marriage laws. Taiwanese parliamentarians have begun work on three bills in support of marriage equality, one of which is already listed for review and could be passed within months. President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s first female head of state, said as recently as October she supported same-sex marriage.” (11/10/16)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-10/taiwan-set-to-legalise-same-sex-marriage/8015120

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15) Google responds in EU antitrust case: “Android hasn’t hurt competition”
Source: Ars Technica

Google — as expected — has dismissed the European Commission’s charge that the ad giant abused Android’s dominance to block its competitors in the market. The company is accused of using Android’s position as the dominant smartphone operating system in Europe to force manufacturers to pre-install Google services while locking out competitors. … the multinational corporation defended its position and spoke of the open source nature of the Android operating system. It also compared a typical Android smartphone to rivals Apple and Microsoft. According to Google, 39 out of 39 pre-installed apps are from Apple on iPhone 7, and 39 out of 47 pre-installed apps on the Microsoft Lumia 550 are from Microsoft.” (11/10/16)

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/11/google-rebuffs-eu-antitrust-charge-against-android/

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16) Oil prices flip lower as IEA forecasts “relentless growth” in supply
Source: MarketWatch

“U.S. oil prices fell Thursday, after data showed production among Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries members rising to a record high. The findings in the monthly oil-market report from the International Energy Agency underscored the challenge OPEC will have in hammering out a plan to cut output at its meeting later in November. Light, sweet crude futures for delivery in December lost 15 cents, or 0.3% to $45.13 a barrel, after having traded at an intraday high of $46.37 a barrel, according to FactSet data.” (11/10/16)

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/oil-prices-wobble-as-investors-refocus-on-supply-problems-and-opec-2016-11-10

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17) Iraq: Amnesty accuses possible regime forces of crimes in Mosul
Source: CNN

“Rights group Amnesty International has accused men in Iraqi police uniforms of torture and unlawfully killing villagers ‘in cold blood,’ in the operation to liberate the city of Mosul from ISIS control. Amnesty said in a statement Thursday that up to six people were extrajudicially executed in late October, apparently due to suspicions they had ties to the ISIS militant group.” (11/10/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/10/middleeast/amnesty-iraqi-forces-killings/

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18) Chinese regime official appointed head of Interpol
Source: ZDNet

“China’s vice minister of public security has been appointed the new president of Interpol, beginning his four-year tenure with immediate effect. Meng Hongwei was elected head of the global organisation at Interpol’s 85th General Assembly, held this week in Bali, Indonesia, promising to work towards ‘the cause of policing’ in the world. Interpol represents 190 member countries.” (11/10/16)

http://www.zdnet.com/article/chinas-public-security-officer-appointed-interpol-head/

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19) Cuba: Regime announces military drills after Trump election victory
Source: Time

“Cuba will embark on five days of nationwide military exercises to prepare its ‘troops and population to counter a range of enemy action,’ the country’s Ministry of Defense announced in government-run newspaper Granma on Wednesday. Although Cuba did not explicitly reference the U.S. presidential-election result, the military maneuvers typically coincide with periods of diplomatic tension — the first were held soon after Ronald Reagan’s election as U.S. President in 1980, the BBC reports.” (11/10/16)

http://time.com/4565774/cuba-military-drills-trump-exercises/

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20) Turkey: Several, including district governor, wounded in bombing
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“An attack on a government building in southeastern Turkey has wounded several people including a district governor, according to officials and state media. The office of the Derik district’s governor in Mardin province, near the border with Syria, was attacked with an improvised explosive device, a local government statement said on Wednesday. Fatih Safiturk, the district governor, was wounded in the attack, officials said.” (11/10/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/derik-governor-injured-attack-turkey-mardin-161110112851765.html

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

21) Yesterday’s real loser: Totalitarian humanism
Source: Libertarian Alliance
by Keith Preston

“[V]ictories for weed, porn, the working class, improved performances for liberal and left minor parties, and the first black Senator in 150 years, with actual right-wing authoritarian Joe Arpaio being voted out after 23 years in office, hardly indicates a shift of the United States towards ‘fascism.’ Instead, it can be reasonably argued that Trump won because he was actually the most left-wing of the two major party candidates, i.e. the most dovish on foreign policy, the most pro-working class, and, by a wide margin, the most anti-establishment.” (11/09/16)

https://thelibertarianalliance.com/2016/11/09/yesterdays-real-loser-totalitarian-humanism/

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22) Post-mortem: How to run Libertarian political campaigns
Source: HubPages
by Garry Reed

“Trump won because he wasn’t ‘presidential;’ Hillary lost because of her blatant hubris; Johnson did marginally better than 2012 because he became even less Libertarian and more Republican. Bad move. The Libertarian Party used to position itself as the alternative to the establishment parties but became more establishment Republican just as people were rejecting both establishment parties. The Libertarian Party has long believed it couldn’t get any political traction being libertarian so it decided to become Libertarian-Leaning Republican. So where has that gotten them?” (11/10/16)

http://hubpages.com/politics/Post-mortem-How-to-Run-Libertarian-Political-Campaigns

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23) Is Trump already headed down the path of the George W. Bush presidency?
Source: Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland

“In the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush, to distinguish himself from the interventionist presidency of Democrat Bill Clinton, promised a ‘more humble foreign policy.’ Yet, after he became president, Bush, advised by neo-conservative hawks, took advantage of the tragic 9/11 attacks to invade a Muslim country that had no part in those attacks — Iraq. … disappointingly, Trump’s rumored consideration of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Sen. Bob Corker (Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee), and former diplomat and neo-conservative John Bolton for Secretary of State point in the direction of continuing the standard Republican hawkish foreign policy of George W. Bush — about which Trump complained in the campaign and which the American people resoundingly rejected in the election. For defense secretary, the seeming consideration of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), former Bush National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, and former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) seem to go down the same road.” (11/09/16)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8920

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24) Clueless to the end
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Stephen Cox

“When you look at the alleged appeal of Hillary Clinton, it was all to people who want protection — protection from work (welfarism), protection from meaningful competition (CEOism), protection from disagreement (political correctness), protection from truth (the disinformation that has become a major American industry). This kind of protectionism is basically what voters were rebelling against, and their rebellion was strengthened mightily by every invasion — ‘petty’ to the protected class — of their actual rights: rights to information, rights to guns, rights to the expression of opinion, rights to taxation that is not confiscatory. To all of this, the Democrats have been blind. But libertarians have not. Now it’s time for libertarians to take the cue and address themselves to the unprotected class, not as alien ideologues, but as fellow sufferers.” (11/10/16)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1624

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25) Campus stupidity might drive me into therapy
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“No one is more fearful of a President Trump than I am. I share George Will’s assessment of the man as being a ‘bloviating ignoramus,’ and a loose, freakish cannon. But my emotional state would be made only worse were I subjected to the questioning and the platitudes of university bureaucrats in some counseling office. I truly hope that none of my students will feel the ‘need’ for such a juvenile and ridiculous exercise, and I’m quite certain that not a single GMU Econ major, graduate or undergraduate, is so disconnected from reality and so lacking in self-respect and intelligence that he or she would avail himself or herself of such a university ‘service.'” (11/10/16)

http://cafehayek.com/2016/11/41650.html

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26) Can Senate Democrats stop Donald Trump?
Source: The New Republic
by Laura Reston

“When Donald Trump is sworn into office in January, he will find himself in a similar position to that of President Barack Obama in his first term. With Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress, Obama pushed through a series of reforms (Obamacare, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Recovery Act, and more) that changed the political landscape. He did it over the nearly unified opposition of the Republican minority, which was able to thwart some of Obama’s efforts and at the very least deny them a patina of bipartisanship. The tactic paid off, poisoning Obama’s legacy in the eyes of many voters, bleeding his political capital, and fueling a years-long backlash that Trump has now ridden to the White House. The only people that now stand between Trump and a complete overhaul of the Obama era are the 48 Democrats in the Senate.” [editor’s note: Too early to tell yet, but it’s not clear the GOP’s gonna be on board with all of his plans, either – SAT] (11/10/16)

https://newrepublic.com/article/138646/can-senate-democrats-stop-donald-trump

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27) Term limits Trump
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Public disgust with the corrupt status quo in Washington — and the hope that he will shake things up — drove Trump’s victory. Yet, today, the Elections Committee of Michigan’s House of Representatives hears testimony on several bills to weaken or repeal term limits. Have the limits lost public support? Not on your life. Politicians simply want to stay ensconced in power, reaping the many benefits they’ve bestowed upon themselves.” (11/10/16)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2016/11/10/term-limits-trump/

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28) A Trumpocalypse? Oh do grow up
Source: spiked
by Brendan O’Neill

“The deployment of emotion over reason, the eschewing of empiricism in favour of ‘vivid images’ designed to scare people, is coming primarily from the chattering class, not the ‘Trump mob.’ The marshalling of Hitler and the Holocaust to denounce Trump is especially low. Lacking a coherent outlook or even language through which to understand the Trump phenomenon, far less cogently critique it, anti-Trump observers rummage through history in search of moral authority, seeking to mobilise the great crimes of the past as stand-ins for their own ill-formed feelings, a cover for the disorientation they feel as they look around the 21st-century West. This demeans history. The unique barbarism of the Holocaust is severely cheapened when it is talked about in the same breath as a politician who simply says intolerant things.” (11/10/16)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/a-trumpocalypse-oh-do-grow-up/

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29) Taking Trump’s populism seriously
Source: The American Prospect
by Steven Greenhouse

“In small cities and towns across the nation, working-class whites unloosed a thunderbolt on Tuesday, giving a stunning victory to Donald Trump. ‘A primal scream,’ was how David Axelrod described it. Working-class whites were clearly angry — about stagnating incomes, shuttered factories, and a perception that Washington was rigged against them. And they largely lined up behind Donald Trump, the candidate who voiced and channeled their anger, and not behind Hillary Clinton, a far more cerebral and measured candidate. By promising to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, to impose a 35 percent tariff on cars assembled in Mexico and to get tough on China trade, Trump came across as a raging fighter for American workers — even if the solutions he offered, such as tariffs that could spark a trade war, could plunge the nation into recession and hurt American workers more than help them.” (11/10/16)

http://prospect.org/article/taking-trump%E2%80%99s-populism-seriously

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30) The moral bankruptcy of the left
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Throughout the campaign, most (but certainly not all) of the left remained mute in the face of Clinton’s warmongering and thirst for more death and destruction. Concern over Donald Trump’s sexual assaults on women predominated over abuse of women (and children) that Clinton and Obama had engaged in Afghanistan and the Middle East through bombings, shootings, and assassinations. … given Trump’s relative ambivalence toward continuous death and destruction, here is an excellent opportunity for liberals to align themselves with us libertarians in calling for an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq. Instead, what is the left doing? They’re crying and wailing that their candidate didn’t win — the candidate who promised them more death and destruction in the Middle East.” (11/10/16)

http://www.fff.org/2016/11/10/moral-bankruptcy-left/

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31) Maybe it’s not about sexism or racism: They’re just fed up
Source: The Libertarian Republic
by Avens O’Brien

“Let’s not ignore that there is racism and sexism out there. There certainly is. But there are these things that aren’t necessarily either, and they’re labeled as such, haphazardly, with no respect for nuance or simply uncertainty. You are no longer simply unsure, forgot, or confused about what pronoun to use for Caitlyn Jenner, you are ‘transphobic.’ You are no longer worried about divorce and that perhaps children do better with two parents, you are ‘misogynistic.’ You are no longer trying to dress your kid up as their favorite character from a Disney movie, you are ‘racist.’ There is no middle ground anymore. Extremist ‘social justice’ activists, whatever you call them, have picked up the ‘with us or against us’ mantra, and there is no place for the moderates.” (11/10/16)

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/sexism-racism-trump/

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32) Users around the world reject Europe’s upload filtering proposal
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Jeremy Malcolm

“Users around the world have been outraged by the European Commission’s proposal to require websites to enter into Shadow Regulation agreements with copyright holders concerning the automatic filtering of user-generated content. This proposal, which some are calling RoboCopyright and others Europe’s #CensorshipMachine, would require many Internet platforms to integrate content scanning software into their websites to alert copyright holders every time it detected their content being uploaded by a user, without any consideration of the context. People are right to be mad. This is going to result in the wrongful blocking of non-infringing content, such as the fair use dancing baby video. But that’s only the start of it. The European proposal may also require images and text — not just video — to be automatically blocked on copyright grounds.” (11/10/16)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/11/users-around-world-reject-europes-upload-filtering-proposal

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33) What Canada thinks of you threatening to move there
Source: Cracked
by Mark Hill

“Hi! I’m Mark Hill, Cracked’s Canadian correspondent. You may remember me from the time I predicted that Trump wouldn’t win the election, or from the time I got my tongue stuck in a vending machine because I thought I could taste the rainbow. … The rest of you probably saw that Canada’s immigration website crashed from overuse on election night. It’s down again as I write this a day later. Celebrities like Amy Schumer and Bryan Cranston led the charge by saying they’d move, and I’m sure they’re totally going to follow up on that. But comments from ordinary Americans about moving to Canada have been tinged with a seriousness I haven’t seen in previous elections. Even if people get over their knee-jerk response and realize that it’s not practical to pack up their life and move to a country where it snows in May, there’s a sense of panic in what used to be a joke.” [editor’s note: I am beginning to love this site for its combo of humor and perceptive commentary; spit-take warnings in effect – SAT] (11/10/16)

http://www.cracked.com/blog/what-canada-thinks-you-threatening-to-move-there

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34) Liberals, this is why you lost
Source: The Anarchist Shemale
by Aria DiMezzo

“You thought it was your world and that conservatives couldn’t take it back. You thought you could oppress them all you wanted and that they couldn’t fight back. You thought you had won. You looked at the numbers and celebrated: With our coalition of women, black people, Hispanics, LGBT people, and Muslims, we far outnumber the straight, white, Christian men! They’ll never win another election! Mwa ha ha! We can do anything we want! Fuck them! This is, of course, why it was so critical that you attempt to brow-beat everyone in one of those groups into voting for you. You need that coalition, because you know that none of those groups are enough alone. So you lied. You cheated. You spit on everyone. You demanded total obedience. You turned people into heretics if they dared not toe the party line. If anyone dared speak out, you destroyed them. I stopped being an individual; I was an LGBT person to you, and that meant I was a Democrat and would vote for Hillary.” (11/09/16)

https://anarchistshemale.com/2016/11/09/liberals-this-is-why-you-lost/

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35) Trump, liberty and pizza
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Michelangelo Landgrave

“Pizza, one of mankind’s greatest achievements, is the ultimate symbol of diversity. Its core ingredients could not have been combined until relatively recently. Pizza is born of the union of the old world (Europe, Africa and Asia) and the new world (the Americas). There is nothing wrong with praising pizza. The problem is that when we try to force others to eat a specific type of pizza. If someone won’t eat pineapple with their pizza we consider them bigots and exclude them from our social group. We tell them they’re subhuman and banish them far away. Should we be surprised then if, upon being ostracized, they come to resent pineapple pizza? In the past they simply didn’t care for pineapple, but now they hate it because it reminds them of how they were rejected in the past for holding unpopular views.” (11/09/16)

https://notesonliberty.com/2016/11/09/trump-liberty-and-pizza/

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36) New York’s government needs to (re)learn: You can’t spend your way to prosperity
Source: Heartland Institute
by Seton Motley

“So we’ve all finally learned the lesson, right? No more ridiculously foolish attempts at having government spend us to prosperity, right? Sadly, no. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hasn’t learned a thing. Or, more realistically, he’s learned all the wrong things. That spending (and regulating) the Empire State into oblivion is fine — so long as he can push his ridiculous ‘green’ agenda and give large chunks of government money to cronies. Great for him — not so much for the rest of us …” (11/10/16)

http://blog.heartland.org/2016/11/new-yorks-government-needs-to-relearn-you-cant-spend-your-way-to-prosperity/

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37) Democrats failed to imagine the worst
Source: USA Today
by Jason Sattler

“Hillary Clinton lost, but I failed. I failed millions of immigrants who’ve been assured they’ll be rounded up. I failed the Muslim Americans, African Americans and other minorities who have been reminded that they’re all suspects in their own homes. I failed the 20 million Americans, many of them previously uninsurable, who may now lose their health coverage, possibly forever. I failed above all to imagine that anyone would see Donald Trump as anything but a Macy’s Day Parade float filled with insecurities, greed and gas.” (11/09/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/11/09/democrats-trump-ryan-obamacare-wall-street-jason-sattler/93549336

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38) Excessive regulation is the enemy of transparency
Source: Mises Canada
by Emile Woolf

“Government departments, lacking the relevant expertise themselves, often grant extensive powers to professional bodies responsible for overseeing the activities of their members. The chief problem with this growth of administrative (compared with constitutional) law is accountability. Given such powers, professional bodies hardly expect to be accountable to members subject to their scrutiny; nor can they sensibly be accountable to the civil servants who were clueless on what was needed, and granted them powers to get rid of the problem.” (11/10/16)

https://www.mises.ca/excessive-regulation-is-the-enemy-of-transparency/

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39) American liberals unleashed the Trump monster
Source: OpEdNews
by Jonathan Cook

“The earth has been shifting under our feet for a while, but all liberals want to do is desperately cling to the status quo like a life-raft. Middle-class Britons are still hyperventilating about Brexit, and now middle-class America is trembling at the prospect of Donald Trump in the White House. And, of course, middle-class Americans are blaming everyone but themselves.” (11/10/16)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/American-liberals-unleashe-by-Jonathan-Cook-American-Exceptionalism_American-Hypocrisy_Democratic_Donald-Trump-161109-690.html

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40) Sensationalizing police deaths gets more police killed
Source: Cop Block
by Joshua Scott Hotchkin

“In the past week there have been five different shootings of police across America, making it the deadliest in recent history. Ten officers have been shot. Six of them have died and two more are fighting for their lives. Even more shocking is the fact that these senseless tragedies were not committed by ‘anti-police thugs,’ but white men who are angry at a system that they support, but feel has failed. This is what happens when the media stirs up hero worship.” (11/10/16)

http://www.copblock.org/168224/sensationalizing-police-deaths/

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41) The Tom Woods Show, episode 779
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Donald Trump was elected president last night against all odds. Michael Malice joins me to discuss what it all means.” [various formats] (11/09/16)

http://tomwoods.com/podcast/ep-779-what-the-trump-victory-means-michael-malice-and-tom-discuss/

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42) Welcome to Donald Trump’s world
Source: Reuters
by Peter Apps

“So now we know. Sometime after the presidential inauguration on January 20, America’s new commander-in-chief will take his seat in the Oval Office for the first time. Donald Trump will sit back, survey the room where so much history has taken place and then, somehow, make his mark on the world. To say that the 45th president of the United States is something a little different is the understatement of the century. He is the first president since Dwight D. Eisenhower never to have previously held elected office — and Eisenhower’s military career was very different from Trump’s journey through real estate development and reality television. Trump will be inheriting a country more divided than at any point in its recent history, perhaps since the American Civil War. He will also be taking the helm at a time when global geopolitical tensions are growing fast.” (11/0-9/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-election-commentary-idUSKBN1342XQ

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43) Dumbass Democrats
Source: CounterPunch
by Richard Moser

“It’s not just that the Democrats did not take the pulse of the electorate. They did not even try. Simple stuff really. It’s an anti-establishment year. So the DNC stays with the predetermined candidate that best represents the corrupt establishment itself. Duh. The Democrats were oblivious to the deep discontent among the American people because that simply does not figure into their clever and cunning calculations. Why should it? Fear, lesser of two evils, scapegoating, palace politics — all these things worked in the past, didn’t they?” (11/10/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/10/dumbass-democrats/

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44) The malleable modern history of a prohibited product
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“In the election of November 2016, decriminalization of pot swept the country. More than half the states have now repudiated Nixon’s preposterous boasts. They moved on with life. How did this happen? Expertise eventually overcame ignorance and bigotry. As a society, people finally gave up on using coercion. People refused to comply. There was activism at every level. Finally, the absurdities became too obvious. It took half a century, but finally rationality has prevailed (even if we have a long way to go; after all, hundreds of thousands are still in jail for pot-related crimes).” (11/10/16)

https://fee.org/articles/the-malleable-modern-history-of-a-prohibited-product/

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45) Will Trump supporters like what they get?
Source: Reason
by Steve Chapman

“‘Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.’ So wrote H.L. Mencken a century ago. In our form of democracy, though, the people often don’t get what they want. But with the election of Donald Trump, that is about to change.” (11/10/16)

http://reason.com/archives/2016/11/10/will-trump-supporters-like-what-they-get

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46) Common ground between progressives and libertarians after the election
Source: The Libertarian Institute
by Eric Schuler

“Progressives and libertarians are going to be natural allies against the Trump Administration. The basis for this alliance is intuitive. Principled libertarians have been opposed to the expansion of executive power all along, and Democrats and progressives are now acutely aware of the risks posed by an all-powerful President, even if they weren’t concerned previously. Many people are about to find religion when it comes to the US Constitution, and libertarians should welcome them into the fold. The scope of potential collaboration is extensive, but these three areas should be the top priority.” (11/09/16)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/libertarianism/common-ground-progressives-libertarians-election/

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47) Freedom Feens Radio, 11/10/16
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Lou, Lisa, Shane, and MWD discuss the election fallout and the safe spaces for the new MTV Generation (and Bill Buppert saying In Communist utopias, GRAVES are the primary safe space), Lisa Feen inventing BipCoin fractional reserve banking lol, and the REALLY bad idea to try to put gun use on a blockchain.” [various formats] (11/10/16)

http://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=13068

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48) Free Talk Live, 11/09/16
Source: Free Talk Live

“Chinese People Thrilled by Trump? :: NH Flipping Red and Blue :: Trump Supporter :: Texas Secession :: Florida Ballot Measures :: No 5% for Gary :: Libertarians Qualify in NH and Other States as Official Parties :: Mark’s Blue Card Immigration Proposal :: Arpaio Not Re-Elected :: AZ Fails to Pass Cannabis Legalization :: Private Primaries :: Mass and Maine Legalization Plans :: Banks and Cannabis :: :: New Hampshire Liberty Alliance.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/09/16)

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49) The Libertarian Angle, 11/10/16
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“FFF president Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling talk about the surprising results of the recent U.S. presidential election.” [various formats] (11/10/16)

http://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/libertarian-angle-trump-revolution/

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50) 24 percent of eligible voters voted for Trump
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“According to the popular vote-count provided by The New York Times, Donald Trump, as of today, has received 59,662,000 votes. Hilary Clinton, who won the popular vote, but not the electoral college, has received 59,882,000 votes. At the time of the election, it is estimated there were 231,556,000 eligible voters. This means Trump won the electoral college with votes from approximately 24 percent of eligible voters. Hillary Clinton also received votes from approximately 24 percent of eligible voters. 52 percent of eligible voters, however, abstained from voting for either Trump or Clinton. In other words, 76 percent of eligible voters did not vote for the winner. The numbers become even smaller when we look at how many votes he received as a proportion of the population overall. In this case, Trump won votes from only 18 percent of the overall population.” (11/10/16)

https://mises.org/blog/24-percent-eligible-voters-voted-trump

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