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In the News:

1) UK: Referendum points to Brexit with more than half of votes in
2) Colombia: President, head of FARC rebels agree on cease-fire
3) MD: Van driver acquitted in Freddie Gray killing
4) Deadlocked Supreme Court deals big blow to Obama immigration plan
5) SCOTUS upholds racial discrimination in university admissions
6) Marc Allan Feldman, 1959-2016
7) UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches
8) NSG: Great Wall of China holds on despite Modi pressure
9) Sanders vows to continue “political revolution”
10) Trump campaign says candidate will forgive millions in loans
11) Germany: Movie theater attacker shot dead by police
12) Volkswagen to pay $10 billion to US diesel owners
13) DoD employee pleads guilty to bribery
14) Venezuela: Government used inmates to fix referendum results
15) Bahrain: Regime summons senior Shi’ite clerics for questioning
16) Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap seven
17) Paramedics barred from saving Orlando shooting victims because club was deemed too dangerous
18) Security theater: Fighter jets escort Delta jet diverted after flight crew, passengers panic over apparently disoriented guy
19) Asia-Pacific wealth exceeds North America’s for first time
20) DC: Protesters deliver millions of dead bees to EPA headquarters

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Magic wands aren’t an option
22) Jim Crow is alive and well and attending the University of Texas
23) Should Congress legally require every American to OWN a gun?
24) The black market prevails
25) “No fly, no buy” means no freedom
26) Reboot the world
27) Taking the low road on free trade
28) Nice guys finish third: Gary Johnson’s awkward night
29) Digs at the gig economy
30) War: True conservatism’s mortal enemy
31) Trump’s vote-winning strategy: Attack Muslims
32) How they could confiscate your AR-15
33) Will Bernie Sanders voters support Hillary Clinton?
34) I don’t want a gun. That has nothing to do with whether you should own one
35) Clinton e-mail on Libyan conquest: We came, we saw, we got oil
36) The Tom Woods Show, episode 686
37) Trump, Guns & Lies, Incorporated
38) Brexit: Individualism > Nationalism > Globalism
39) The uneasy relationship between progressivism and freedom
40) How fear won in Britain
41) Throwing money at a problem? OCR shouldn’t get a budget increase for breaking the law
42) Why today is a great day for democracy
43) You can’t polish a Trump
44) Jobs are a cost, not a benefit
45) The 13 Democrats who just did Wall Street’s dirty work
46) Supreme Court ruling is admissible evidence of police state
47) Why is government?
48) Getting it backwards on welfare and tax deductions
49) Voting for Idiots: Snitch Nation
50) Free Talk Live, 06/22/16

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

1) UK: Referendum points to Brexit with more than half of votes in
Source: Bloomberg

“U.K. referendum results pointed toward a vote to leave the European Union after more than four decades of membership, rocking markets globally and putting a question mark over Prime Minister David Cameron’s future in office. By 4:15 a.m. in London, 560,000 more votes had been cast for a so-called Brexit than for staying, sending stocks plunging from Tokyo to London and Chicago. The pound plummeted by the most on record to reach its lowest level since 1985. With more than half the votes counted, a picture emerged of a deeply divided nation, with London and Scotland largely voting ‘Remain’ and the rest of the country mainly in the ‘Leave’ camp.” (06/23/16)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-23/brexit-poll-suggests-u-k-will-remain-in-eu-with-52-support

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2) Colombia: President, head of FARC rebels agree on cease-fire
Source: Rochester Post-Bulletin

“Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the country’s leftist FARC rebels agreed Thursday on a cease-fire and rebel disarmament deal that moves the country to the brink of ending a 52-year war that has left more than 220,000 people dead. At a ceremony in Havana, Santos and FARC commander Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timochenko, watched as their lead negotiators signed a deal laying out how 7,000 rebel fighters will demobilize and hand over their weapons after the signing of a final peace accord as early as next month. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a special U.S. envoy and the presidents of Cuba, Chile and Venezuela and other Latin American countries applauded the signing.” (06/23/16)

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/world/colombian-president-head-of-farc-rebels-agree-on-cease-fire/article_d364b3c0-bb04-5831-ad16-18c8ce0593e7.html

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3) MD: Van driver acquitted in Freddie Gray killing
Source: NBC News

“Caesar Goodson, one of the Baltimore police officers tried in the death of Freddie Gray, was found not guilty on all charges by Judge Barry Williams on Thursday. Goodson’s indictment was the pinnacle of the state’s case with prosecutors convinced that, as the van driver, he was the most culpable. Goodson was charged with second degree ‘depraved heart’ murder, three different counts of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office.” (06/23/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/caesar-goodson-baltimore-van-driver-charged-freddie-gray-death-acquitted-n595361

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4) Deadlocked Supreme Court deals big blow to Obama immigration plan
Source: CNN

“In a crushing blow to the White House, the Supreme Court announced Thursday it was evenly divided in a case concerning President Barack Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration. The one-sentence ruling, issued without comment or dissent, means that the programs will remain blocked from going into effect, and the issue will return to the lower court. It is exceedingly unlikely the programs will go into effect for the remainder of the Obama presidency.” (06/23/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/politics/immigration-supreme-court/

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5) SCOTUS upholds racial discrimination in university admissions
Source: USA Today

“A deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas Thursday, giving an unexpected reprieve to the type of affirmative action policies it has allowed for nearly four decades. The 4-3 ruling did not address all programs designed to attract a diverse student body at colleges and universities. But Justice Anthony Kennedy and the court’s more liberal justices said Texas'[s] unique method of singling out some minority students for admission to its flagship campus in Austin was constitutional. The court previously upheld the use of race in college admissions in 1978, then again in 2003.” (06/23/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/23/supreme-court-university-texas-affirmative-action-race/83239790/

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6) Marc Allan Feldman, 1959-2016
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A Cleveland Clinic doctor who recently lost a bid for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president was found dead Wednesday in a Brook Park motel, the party confirmed. Marc A. Feldman, 56, of Beachwood was found at the America’s Best Value Inn in the 14000 block of Brookpark Road. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released an official cause of death.” (06/23/16)

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/06/cleveland_clinic_doc_who_sough.html

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7) UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches
Source: swissinfo [Switzerland]

“The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea’s most recent ballistic missile launches as a grave violation of an international ban and called on the 193 U.N. member states to enforce toughened sanctions on the Asian state. North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range missile on Wednesday to a high altitude in the direction of Japan before it plunged into the sea about two hours after a similar test failed.” (06/23/16)

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/reuters/u-n–security-council-condemns-north-korea-missile-launches/42248414

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8) NSG: Great Wall of China holds on despite Modi pressure
Source: The New Indian Express [India]

“India’s calibrated diplomatic manoeuvre to generate consensus in Seoul via Tashkent for entry into the elite club of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) on Thursday was thwarted by a group of countries led by China despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging Beijing to support the emerging consensus. According to government sources, Brazil, Austria, New Zealand, Ireland and Turkey along with China resisted the entry of Non-NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) members into NSG during the three-hour-long special session in the South Korean capital.” [editor’s note: Amazing how hard it is to find a news story that says what the Nuclear Suppliers Group actually IS. Per Wikipedia, it is “a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons” – TLK] (06/23/16)

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/NSG-Great-Wall-of-China-holds-on-despite-Modi-pressure/2016/06/24/article3497268.ece

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9) Sanders vows to continue “political revolution”
Source: Time

“In a fast-moving news cycle that has already turned to the election battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders has quickly become a sideshow. But that did not stop the Vermont Senator from defiantly promising to continue the political revolution in a town hall on Thursday, giving a glimpse into his possible future role in the Democratic Party in which he campaigns for progressive candidates across the country. Speaking with the cadence and conviction of a viable candidate in midtown Manhattan, Sanders again did not concede the nomination — he lost a large majority of votes and delegates in the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton — and did not endorse his opponent. Instead, Sanders repeated the familiar rallying cry of his campaign — for nearly 80 minutes.” (06/23/16)

http://time.com/4381006/bernie-sanders-manhattan-speech/

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10) Trump campaign says candidate will forgive millions in loans
Source: ABC News

“Donald Trump is promising to say goodbye to all the money he’s loaned his campaign. Trump has largely self-funded his presidential bid, to the tune of $45.7 million as of the most recent filings. That money was given to the campaign as zero-interest loans, and the prospect has loomed that Trump could be repaid by the campaign, with money raised elsewhere. That won’t happen, his campaign said today. … Financial disclosures covering this month haven’t yet been released, but Trump’s campaign hinted indirectly in its statement that the candidate has invested more money since Jun 1. Trump will have to file a signed statement to the FEC to officially forgive the loans.” (06/23/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-campaign-candidate-forgive-millions-loans/story?id=40082242

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11) Germany: Movie theater attacker shot dead by police
Source: New York Daily News

“German police shot and killed a gun-toting man Thursday after the masked attacker stormed a movie theater and opened fire, police said. None of the moviegoers was shot, although as many as 25 people may have been injured by tear gas, local media reported. … Officials have not released the attacker’s identity or detailed his possible motive, but German security agents said the attack was not likely tied to terrorism.” (06/23/16)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/50-injured-germany-movie-theater-shooting-article-1.2685046

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12) Volkswagen to pay $10 billion to US diesel owners
Source: Detroit News

“Volkswagen will reportedly pay up to $7,000 apiece to owners of its diesel cars that were rigged to cheat U.S. emission standards under a $10 billion settlement that is scheduled to be submitted to a federal judge next week. The payouts will go to 482,000 owners of U.S. diesel vehicles on which the automaker installed software to skirt federal emission rules, according to Bloomberg News and the Associated Press, which cited unnamed sources. Payments reportedly will range from $1,000 to $7,000, depending on the vehicle’s age and other factors. Prices for used VW diesels have fallen 19 percent since the scandal broke, according to Kelley Blue Book. And it’s expected that some cars can’t be retrofitted to meet emission standards.” (06/23/16)

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/foreign/2016/06/23/vw-said-pay-diesel-owners/86287298/

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13) DoD employee pleads guilty to bribery
Source: ABC News

“A former civilian Defense Department officer who oversaw military contracts has pleaded guilty to bribery in connection with a wide-spanning Navy corruption case involving a Malaysian businessman whom prosecutors say bilked the military out of more than $34 million. Paul Simpkins entered his plea Thursday in federal court in San Diego. Prosecutors say he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for helping Singapore-based businessman Leonard Francis. Simpkins could not be reached for comment.” (06/23/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/defense-department-employee-pleads-guilty-bribery-40083473

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14) Venezuela: Government used inmates to fix referendum results
Source: PanAm Post

“The Venezuelan government released at least 300 inmates this week in defiance of the governor of Miranda Henrique Capriles Radonski. Capriles allegedly forged the signatures of more than 1,300 people who were put in jail. Minister of Correctional Affairs Iris Varela said the opposition used the information of hundreds of incarcerated people by making them ‘sign’ the revocation referendum against Nicolas Maduro. ‘They dared to use information of over 1,300 inmates … they couldn’t physically or legally sign. Over 300 inmates from Yare, Rodeo and Inof correctionals have claimed to be victims of the fraud,’ said the government official.” (06/23/16)

https://panampost.com/sabrina-martin/2016/06/23/venezuela-government-used-inmates-to-fix-referendum-results/

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15) Bahrain: Regime summons senior Shi’ite clerics for questioning
Source: Reuters

“Bahraini authorities on Thursday summoned five Shi’ite Muslim scholars for questioning, activists said, in what appeared another step in a crackdown on dissent by the Sunni-ruled kingdom. … The Bahraini government says it is acting against people and groups it accuses of fomenting sectarian tensions and of being linked to non-Arab Iran. Activists said the clerics, including Sheikh Fadel al-Zaki, head of the Council of Shi’ite scholars which was dissolved by the government more than two years ago, were ordered to appear at the Budaya police station in Manama.” (06/23/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-politics-idUSKCN0Z9146

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16) Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap seven
Source: euronews [EU]

“Gunmen in southern Nigeria have killed a local driver and kidnapped as many as seven people, at least three of whom are Australian citizens and one an Australian resident, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday. There was some initial confusion over the number of victims and nationalities of those involved, as police in Nigeria gave conflicting accounts. The workers, two of whom police said later escaped, were contractors for cement company Lafarge Africa. They were attacked on the outskirts of the city of Calabar at around 05:30 a.m. (0430 GMT), police said.” (06/23/16)

http://www.euronews.com/newswires/3210593-nigerian-gunmen-kidnap-expatriate-cement-workers-in-southern-city/

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17) Paramedics barred from saving Orlando shooting victims because club was deemed too dangerous
Source: Los Angeles Times

“Paramedics responding to the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shooting never entered the building throughout the three-hour standoff because it was considered too dangerous, officials said Wednesday. The attack at the Pulse nightclub left 49 dead and more than 50 wounded. It’s unclear how many could have been saved had paramedics been able to enter the gay club between the time the shooting was reported at about 2 a.m. and when it ended shortly after 5 a.m..” (06/22/16)

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-orlando-paramedics-20160622-snap-story.html

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18) Security theater: Fighter jets escort Delta jet diverted after flight crew, passengers panic over apparently disoriented guy
Source: CBS News

“A Los Angeles-bound plane from San Antonio had to be [sic] diverted to Arizona when a passenger got into a confrontation with the flight crew, CBS Los Angeles reports. … Passengers who de-planed in Los Angeles later Wednesday described the frightening [sic] moments to CBS Los Angeles. About halfway through the flight, ‘He was just aimlessly walking,’ said [passenger Ryan] Healy of the man, adding that he eventually stopped near the cockpit door. Andrea Constantini, another passenger, said the man was asked several times to go back to his seat, but didn’t comply. ‘Everybody started getting a little nervous and uncomfortable,’ Constantini said. Passenger Kevin Tanna said the man was slurring, adding, ‘He was hard to understand. He didn’t sound coherent at all.'” (06/23/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fighter-jets-escort-delta-jet-diverted-halfway-through-its-flight/

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19) Asia-Pacific wealth exceeds North America’s for first time
Source: Bloomberg

“Private wealth in the Asia-Pacific region surpassed that of North America for the first time last year, fueled by stronger economies and real estate markets, according to a Cap Gemini SA report. Millionaires’ assets in Asia-Pacific countries surged almost 10 percent to $17.4 trillion, outstripping North America’s $16.6 trillion, Cap Gemini said on Thursday. European wealth rose 4.8 percent to $13.6 trillion, while Latin America and Africa declined, the Paris-based consulting firm said. Global wealth advanced 4 percent to $58.7 trillion.” (06/23/16)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-23/asia-pacific-region-wealth-exceeds-north-america-for-first-time

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20) DC: Protesters deliver millions of dead bees to EPA headquarters
Source: NBC 9 News

“Protesters delivered millions of dead bees to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington headquarters Wednesday. For the past decade scientists have been trying to figure out why so many honey bees populations are collapsing. … Farmers, beekeepers and scientists brought more than two million dead bees to Washington. They think toxic pesticides are killing the bees, and they’re asking the federal government to do something.” (06/23/16)

http://www.9news.com/news/local/share-this/protesters-deliver-millions-of-dead-bee-to-epa-headquarters/252714316

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

21) Magic wands aren’t an option
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Statists desperately want a magic wand. They insist on being handed one. Reality doesn’t make them happy, and they don’t want to hear it. If they are to consider letting go of the cult of Statism, they insist on everything being magically fixed in its absence. Fixed in a way they can understand and approve of. Instantly. You can point out the failures of statism, but because you admit that Utopia isn’t going to come about in its absence, they refuse to budge. As has been pointed out, government could never live up to the standard they insist on imposing on a free society.” (06/23/16)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2016/06/magic-wands-arent-option.html

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22) Jim Crow is alive and well and attending the University of Texas
Source: William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp

“When the expression ‘race-conscious’ crosses my field of view, it’s usually a safe bet that the person using it is a ‘white supremacist’ or ‘white separatist’ chiding those of similar skin tone for not joining him in his dislike of those of darker hue. And usually the vast majority of us see that for what it is and reject it, as we should. Usually. But not when racial quotas and set-asides come up for consideration in the courts. Then racism suddenly becomes not just acceptable but mandatory, or at least de rigueur, in stark contrast to Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for a society where we are judged on the content of our characters rather than on the color of our skins.” (06/23/16)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/6460

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23) Should Congress legally require every American to OWN a gun?
Source: Downsize DC
by Perry Willis

“This chart suggests that increased gun ownership could lead to fewer murders. There’s even a cause-and-effect theory to account for this … As bad people learn that good people have guns the bad people become more cautious. It makes sense. But is it true? Who knows? There are way too many variables … just as there are too many variables unaccounted for in the stats the gun controllers like to use. But … What if we used stats the way statists do? In that case, we would argue that … Our chart justifies a law requiring all Americans to OWN a gun.” (06/23/16)

https://downsizedc.org/blog/should-congress-legally-require-every-american-to-own-a-gun

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24) The black market prevails
Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“Agorism, unlike political action, works as a strategy for weakening the State because it relies on activities people do already. While the State can increase its efforts to stop unapproved transactions it is still an organization of a few people trying to outwit the entirety of humanity. Needless to say, the odds of the State effectively thwarting the black market are approximately zero.” (06/23/16)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2016/06/23/the-black-market-prevails-2/

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25) “No fly, no buy” means no freedom
Source: LewRockwell.com
by Andrew P Napolitano

“The people in the government who want to control our personal choices are the enemies of freedom. And the enemies of freedom can be very clever and seductive. Last week, these folks, manifesting their lust to keep us dependent upon the government by rejecting the natural right to self-defense, coined a clever phrase: ‘No fly, no buy.’ It sounds rational, yet it rejects core American values.” (06/23/16)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/06/andrew-p-napolitano/no-fly-no-buy/

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26) Reboot the world
Source: The New Republic
by Paul Ford

“First a refresher: Ashley Madison is a web site that helps you have affairs. You enter your personal information and the site lets you look at other people who have also entered their information. Then you can make arrangements to have sex with these other people. And because it is digital, it felt anonymous, which meant you could structure the social interactions so that no one in your immediate vicinity (spouse, children) would ever know. Ashley Madison is a heavily advertised digital product, and until the leak it was doing pretty well. Roughly 35 million people had signed up, and presumably more than one of them had sexual intercourse without the knowledge of their spouses (by which I mean wives — the users were overwhelmingly men). Then it all went pear-shaped. One day last summer, an individual or individuals known as ‘The Impact Team’ determined that all of the information in the Ashley Madison database should be made public.” (06/22/16)

https://newrepublic.com/article/133889/reboot-world

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27) Taking the low road on free trade
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Chris Baecker

“Resistance to free trade has typically been found in the Democratic Party. Its union supporters fret about their jobs being ‘shipped overseas,’ and environmentalists express concerns about trading with countries that lack ‘adequate’ protections thereof. A few decades ago, that bloc was countered by the relatively more market-friendly Democratic Leadership Council, whose influence peaked with the election of Bill Clinton as president. Remaining democratic opposition was joined by a couple of protesters from the center-right, H. Ross Perot and Patrick Buchanan. … Nowadays, the DLC is defunct (2011) while the spirit of Messrs. Perot and Buchanan has morphed into this election season’s wild card, Donald Trump.” (06/23/16)

https://fee.org/articles/taking-the-low-road-on-free-trade/

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28) Nice guys finish third: Gary Johnson’s awkward night
Source: Reason
by Matt Welch

“In order to be ‘likable,’ the LP candidate threw away opportunities to define himself better and to explain the differences between libertarian pragmatism and idealism.” (06/23/16)

http://reason.com/blog/2016/06/23/nice-guys-finish-third-gary-johnsons-awk

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29) Digs at the gig economy
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“P2P online cooperation is revolutionary. And ‘progressives’ are stuck in the past, itching to suppress that revolution. … Par for the course: the Internet provides more opportunity than ever, and all some progressives see are the old socialist fears of ‘exploitation’ and ‘greed’ … while they greedily suck up to unions and special interests.” (06/23/16)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2016/06/23/digs-at-the-gig-economy/

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30) War: True conservatism’s mortal enemy
Source: Reformed Libertarian
by Ben Lewis

“What do conservatives believe in? Ask a conservative today, and you’ll likely hear words like freedom, faith and family. But usually at the top of the list will be something like ‘a strong military’ or ‘national defense.’ Boiled down to their essence, these terms embody a single idea: war. Conservative believe in war. They regard it highly, not only as a method of defense but also as a tool for molding the world in America’s image. Hence the talk in conservative circles of using force to crush ideologies or to ‘bring democracy to the world.’ The irony of conservatives’ attitudes toward war is that war is inherently unconservative.” (06/23/16)

http://reformedlibertarian.com/articles/philosophy/war-true-conservatisms-mortal-enemy/

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31) Trump’s vote-winning strategy: Attack Muslims
Source: Reuters
by Mohamad Bazzi

“Donald Trump prides himself on not backing down from any fight or controversial position. Hours after the Orlando nightclub mass shooting on June 12, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee doubled down on his plan to ban Muslim immigrants from entering the United States. He also renewed his call for U.S. law enforcement agencies to use greater racial profiling, especially of Muslim Americans. … In December, Trump shocked the world when he called for the ban on all Muslim travelers entering the United States — until American leaders ‘can figure out what the hell is going on.’ Throughout the campaign, Trump has advocated increased surveillance of Muslim American communities and mosques. He also said he would consider registering Muslim Americans in a database, or requiring Muslims to carry special identification cards.” (06/22/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-islam-commentary-idUSKCN0Z82H4

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32) How they could confiscate your AR-15
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Anyone who thinks it would be difficult for U.S. officials to confiscate people’s AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons forgets how they confiscated everyone’s gold coins in the 1930s. It would be as easy to confiscate guns as it was to confiscate gold coins. To get people’s gold coins, they didn’t send swarms of federal agents across the land to conduct warrantless searches of people’s homes, businesses, and safety deposit boxes. Instead, they simply made it a felony offense to own gold coins, notwithstanding the fact that under the U.S. Constitution gold coins had been the official money of the United States for more than a century.” (06/23/16)

http://fff.org/2016/06/23/confiscate-ar-15/

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33) Will Bernie Sanders voters support Hillary Clinton?
Source: The Atlantic
by Clare Foran

“Democratic Party power brokers are rallying around Hillary Clinton, calling for unity and a focus on defeating Donald Trump. Are Bernie Sanders supporters willing to do the same? A Bloomberg article published Wednesday warns that ‘nearly half of Sanders supporters won’t support Clinton.'” [editor’s note: I’m surprised that more than half WILL support her – TLK] (06/23/16)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/bernie-or-bust-clinton/488276/

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34) I don’t want a gun. That has nothing to do with whether you should own one
Source: National Review
by Andrew Badinelli

“I’m not a gun nut. I have never fired a gun, nor do I own one, and I don’t intend to ever do either. Guns never fascinated me as a super hero-loving kid, and they certainly don’t interest me now. In fact, I happen to be repulsed by the idea of hunting for sport. On paper, I might seem likely to be an enthusiastic cheerleader for Chris Murphy, my senator from Connecticut, as he leads the charge in the Senate for stricter gun control. But I’m not. That’s because my personal feelings about whether I want to own a gun are not pertinent to that debate.” (06/23/16)

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436972/gun-control-arguments-second-amendment-orlando-terror-watch-list

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35) Clinton e-mail on Libyan conquest: We came, we saw, we got oil
Source: CounterPunch
by Ann Garrison

“Most anyone paying serious attention knew that there was a lot of blood for oil involved in the NATO War on Libya but now we have confirmation in the Wikileaks searchable database of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mails, which were made available in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.” (06/23/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/23/clinton-e-mail-on-libyan-conquest-we-came-we-saw-we-got-oil/

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36) The Tom Woods Show, episode 686
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“John Tamny and I discuss the Fed and its record, along with money, credit, and the economy in general. We also get into a dispute over fractional-reserve banking. Check it out!” [various formats] (06/22/16)

http://tomwoods.com/podcast/ep-686-we-dont-need-the-fed-a-central-planning-agency/

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37) Trump, Guns & Lies, Incorporated
Source: The American Prospect
by Adele M Stan

“In the aftermath of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, it shouldn’t surprise us that Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, responded with a lie. Or two, depending how you measure. After all, Trump’s entire campaign is built on lies, whether about the number of undocumented immigrants (11 million, not 34 million, as Trump claims), his Democratic opponent’s position on the Second Amendment or the reaction of Jersey City Muslims to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In fact, it could be said that Trump’s 2016 campaign began with his Big Lie in 2011, when he threw in with the birthers who claim, against copious evidence to the contrary, that Barack Obama was not born in the United States.” (06/22/16)

http://prospect.org/article/trump-guns-and-lies-incorporated

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38) Brexit: Individualism > Nationalism > Globalism
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Jeff Deist

“Globalism, championed almost exclusively by political and economic elites, has been the dominant force in the West for a hundred years. World War I and the League of Nations established the framework for multinational military excursions, while the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank set the stage for the eventual emergence of the US dollar as a worldwide reserve currency. Progressive government programs in Western countries promised a new model for universalism and peace in the aftermath of the destruction of Europe. Human rights, democracy, and enlightened social views were now to serve as hallmarks of a post-monarchical Europe and rising US. But globalism was never liberalism, nor was it intended to be by its architects.” (06/23/16)

https://mises.org/blog/brexit-individualism-nationalism-globalism-0

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39) The uneasy relationship between progressivism and freedom
Source: Independent Institute
by Randall Holcombe

“The United States was founded on an ideology that viewed the role of government as the protection of individual rights. That view of government was pushed aside by the ideology of Progressivism toward the end of the 1800s. The Progressive ideology envisions a government that not only protects individual rights but also looks out for people’s economic well-being.” (06/22/16)

http://blog.independent.org/2016/06/22/the-uneasy-relationship-between-progressivism-and-freedom/

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40) How fear won in Britain
Source: The American Conservative
by Freddy Gray

“It now looks as if the killing of Jo Cox has tipped wavering voters decisively toward the Remain campaign. The pro-EU side looks all but certain to win tomorrow. Perhaps that is wrong. Perhaps Leave will surprise the pundits and pollsters by pulling off a shock victory. Or perhaps single events, however disturbing, do not really swing elections, and Remain was always bound to win. They have maintained a consistent overall advantage in the polls all year, after all. Within hours of Jo Cox being killed … Leave was tarred as hate-peddling and racist, and the Remainians were energized. They were the forces of tolerance and progress. The speed and cynicism with which Remain has taken advantage has been breathtaking.” (06/23/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-fear-won-in-britain/

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41) Throwing money at a problem? OCR shouldn’t get a budget increase for breaking the law
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Alex Morey

“Last week, The Huffington Post’s Tyler Kingkade took a look at why the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) fails to regularly report schools being investigated for mishandling sexual harassment cases under Title IX. Kingkade reported that only those cases which deal with sexual assault, a more severe Title IX violation, make the case list OCR gives to the media. He also noted the extreme backlog of Title IX investigations and its impact on students. Certainly, Kingkade’s concern over whether sexual misconduct on America’s campuses is being adequately addressed is not misplaced. However, he seems to agree with several of his sources who think the solution is increasing OCR’s funding for more people and for additional, faster investigations. That assertion extends from the flawed premise that what OCR is doing when it comes to investigating Title IX violations is an appropriate way of addressing sexual assault on campus.” (06/22/16)

https://www.thefire.org/throwing-money-at-a-problem-ocr-shouldnt-get-a-budget-increase-for-breaking-the-law/

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42) Why today is a great day for democracy
Source: spiked
by Brendan O’Neill

“Today is a really good day for democracy. For British voters have been entrusted to make a real decision. A decision that could have a massive impact on both British politics and the global order. Where in recent years voting in General Elections has come to feel routine, and possibly even a little pointless, given you couldn’t squeeze so much as a beermat between the policy programmes of the main parties, today’s vote feels heavy, solid, like we’ve been given real democratic responsibility.” (06/23/16)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/why-today-is-a-great-day-for-democracy/

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43) You can’t polish a Trump
Source: The New Republic
by Jeet Heer

“With his long-touted anti-Clinton speech on Wednesday morning, Donald Trump came closer than ever to becoming the polished and restrained candidate that the Republican elite have been longing for. What the world saw was, if not a new Trump, at least a more restrained Trump, sticking to the prepared remarks with occasional ad-libs (which often amounted to just repeating some key words for emphasis.) Thematically, the script was tight. It hit hard on the argument that Hillary Clinton ‘may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency.’ The recycled allegations of corruption (Benghazi, email, Chinese money) were deftly linked to a populist nationalist message about how America is being betrayed by the corporate elite through trade deals that hurt workers.” (06/22/16)

https://newrepublic.com/article/134549/cant-polish-trump

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44) Jobs are a cost, not a benefit
Source: Adam Smith Institute
by Tim Worstall

“We don’t quite share the general love of birdchoppers found in certain sections of today’s society but we’re entirely aware of the various cases for more renewable energy and so on. We can even come up with some interestingly true justifications for such renewables ourselves — certain hydropower projects are rather cheaper and better than spewing coal dust all over the countryside for example. And yet we would still insist that jobs are a cost of doing something, not a benefit, as not everyone in this debate seems to have realised …” (06/23/16)

http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/jobs-are-a-cost-not-a-benefit

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45) The 13 Democrats who just did Wall Street’s dirty work
Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“A ‘D’ beside a politician’s name doesn’t necessarily mean they’re fighting for the public’s interests. In fact, 13 Democratic members of Congress recently joined Republicans in voting to protect private equity and hedge funds. This vote demonstrates the corrupting force of money in politics. If the media were doing a better job, it would be a national scandal. Democrats like these need to be encouraged to find new jobs. But don’t expect the party establishment to do it. In fact, one of these 13 representatives is running in the Florida Senate primary as the Democratic National Committee’s hand-picked candidate. Patrick Murphy, a fiscal conservative and former Republican, has been a favorite of the DNC since he first switched parties to run for Congress. Since then Murphy has voted to establish the committee investigating Benghazi, supported the Keystone XL pipeline, and backed a Republican-sponsored bill to weaken the already-inadequate Affordable Care Act.” [editor’s note: And at the same time, Dems in the House are sitting in to push thru bills that even the ACLU hates! – SAT] (06/22/16)

https://ourfuture.org/20160622/the-13-democrats-who-just-did-wall-streets-dirty-work

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46) Supreme Court ruling is admissible evidence of police state
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Kelly Vee

“On Monday, June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence police find during illegal stops is admissible in court. As long as the officer can find some outstanding warrant in your name, the court will excuse the officer’s illegal stop. The Supreme Court’s decision would be disappointing if you expected the Supreme Court to do anything other than serve itself.” (06/23/16)

https://c4ss.org/content/45423

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47) Why is government?
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“In a long-ago, rambling column, we discussed ‘what is government?’ All in all, it is pretty nasty: involuntary control of things (including people) using force (including fraud and theft). But why? More recently, we discussed what Webster thought about government. But like many (most? virtually all?) of us, he just assumed that government is something that must exist. A fact of life, just like air. A necessary part of human society. But WHY?” (06/22/16)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=3665

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48) Getting it backwards on welfare and tax deductions
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“Moore has it backwards on welfare and tax deductions. And she is not alone. Millions of Americans likewise believe that ‘the poor’ are entitled to receive welfare benefits and that tax deductions are government subsidies for ‘the rich.’ Even Republicans, who are quick to talk about the Constitution, the free market, and limited government, support welfare in principle. They just want to reform it, eliminate the waste and fraud in it, and make it more efficient. But welfare is unjust, immoral, and just plain wrong.” (06/23/16)

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/getting-backwards-welfare-tax-deductions/

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49) Voting for Idiots: Snitch Nation
Source: Zero Gov
by Bill Buppert

“Your neighbor is not your friend in America. In a society as hyper-regulated as the American state, the chances your co-workers and neighbors has been suborned as an informant who either is paid or finds it their twisted duty to fellate the police state and snitch. Historically, fabricated crimes that have no victim except the state demand a very large and sophisticated informant network to keep the system afloat and erecting the feeder mechanism for getting hapless Helots into the gulag system that has destroyed tens of millions of lives. This the same neighbor that openly robs you and threatens you by pulling the lever in the slave booth every year for a new master.” (06/22/16)

http://zerogov.com/?p=4768

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50) Free Talk Live, 06/22/16
Source: Free Talk Live

“Brexit :: Assault Weapons Ban Fails :: Sarah Lies Again :: AR-15 :: Reasons to Leave the EU :: Texit :: Immigration Shouting Match :: Jobs and Welfare :: Culture Fears :: Pizza Guy Joins Us :: Gay Guy Dating Woman? :: British Pound :: Headtalker Campaign :: Orlando Shooter Conspiracy.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/22/16)

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RATIONAL REVIEW NEWS DIGEST

Editors:
Thomas L. Knapp
R. Lee Wrights
Steve Trinward

Editor Emeritus:
Mary Lou Seymour
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