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Volume XVI, Issue #4,120
Weekend Special Edition, December 2nd, 2018
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In the News:

0) A little weekend special edition for you …
1) Judge rules against Trump regime in sanctuary cities case
2) George H.W. Bush, 1924-2018
3) South Korean train crosses demilitarized zone into North Korea for first time in a decade
4) Iran: Regime unveils new domestically made warship
5) FL: Idiot educrats hospitalize six kids, idiot sheriff arrests one over THC gummies

Everybody Has An Opinion:

6) Gassing migrants
7) CBD is (illegal) everywhere
8) Intellectual property means not owning property
9) Both Trump and Roberts are wrong about politicized judges
10) In the House, everything new is old again

The Sound and the Fury:

11) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 23
12) Free Talk Live, 11/30/18
13) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/30/18
14) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 278
15) In The Tank Podcast, episode 157

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1) Judge rules against Trump regime in sanctuary cities case
Source: ABC News

“A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the Trump administration cannot withhold public safety grants to six states and the City of New York based on the fact that they’re so-called sanctuary cities. … The Justice Department attempted to put immigration-related conditions on the grants, which total in the millions. The states said it was a matter of separation of powers and challenged the administration’s authority to compel them to adopt President Trump’s preferred immigration policies. The judge cited the administration’s ‘lack of authority to impose the three conditions on federal funding’ and noted ‘the separation of powers acts as a check on tyranny and the concentration of power.’” (11/30/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/US/judge-rules-trump-administration-sanctuary-cities-case/story?id=59524685

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2) George H.W. Bush, 1924-2018
Source: Yahoo! News

“George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94. His death was announced by his family Friday night. The president’s health had been in decline in recent months. … He is survived by his five children, including former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.” (12/01/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/former-president-george-h-w-bush-dead-94-045704081–abc-news-topstories.html

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3) South Korean train crosses demilitarized zone into North Korea for first time in a decade
Source: Fox News

“A South Korea train rolled past the demilitarized zone into North Korea on Friday, marking the first time it’s been done in more than a decade. Aboard was a team of rail experts from the South that will be inspecting ways for the North to modernize its rail network in hopes that someday both countries will connect, making travel and trade easier across the border. The weekslong inspections represent one of the most significant goodwill gestures between the Koreas in past months as they push ahead with engagement. The plan to modernize North Korea’s outdated railways and roads came from the historic meeting between the two country’s leaders in April, in which North Korea’s Kim Jong-un asked for help with updating the country’s ’embarrassing’ railway network.” (11/30/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/world/south-korean-train-crosses-demilitarized-zone-into-north-korea-for-first-time-in-a-decade

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4) Iran: Regime unveils new domestically made warship
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Iran’s navy launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, amid rising tensions with the United States. In a ceremony carried live on state television on Saturday, the Sahand destroyer — which can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply — joined Iran’s navy at a base in Bandar Abbas on the Gulf.” (12/01/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/iran-unveils-domestically-warship-181201085007116.html

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5) FL: Idiot educrats hospitalize six kids, idiot sheriff arrests one over THC gummies
Source: The Hill

“Six middle schoolers in Florida were reportedly hospitalized Thursday after eating THC-infused gummies at school. The gummy candies were brought by a seventh-grader who is now facing seven felony charges. The six Mulberry Middle School students in Florida reportedly ate almost all of a 100-milligram marijuana candy in gym class, according to the Lakewood Ledger. The 100-milligram gummy makes up 10 individual doses. The accused student, 12-year-old Leviticus Jones, reportedly brought the Green Hornet-brand gummies to school to share with his friends, Polk County sheriff Grady Judd said.” (11/30/18)

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/419197-florida-middle-schoolers-hospitalized-after-eating-weed-infused

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6) Gassing migrants
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“The Trump administration and its apologists are quick to point out that Barack Obama was as willing as Donald Trump himself to tear-gas desperate people trying to protect themselves by crossing America’s southern border. So he was, though many will refuse to believe it. Let’s not forget, after all, that Obama, like Trump, was willing to bomb men, women, and children in more than half a dozen Muslim countries. Those drones weren’t and aren’t dropping tear-gas canisters. But that raises interesting questions: if every horrible thing that Trump has done so far was also done by Obama, why do Trump and his fans hate the former White House occupant so much? And why do so many Trump opponents love Obama? The Trumpsters ought to praise Obama, who set records for deporting people and prosecuting whistle-blowers under the espionage law.” (11/30/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/sheldon/gassing-migrants/

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7) CBD is (illegal) everywhere
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“Everywhere you turn, you find CBD products sold right out in the open just like any other commercial product. There’s just one difference. It’s all illegal. At least according to the federal government, it is. As the NYT points out, ‘As with all cannabis products, the federal government categorizes CBD products other than Epidiolex as a Schedule 1 drug, like heroin, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.’ Schedule 1 drug means illegal — as in total prohibition. Don’t miss the significant point here. CBD has the same legal status as heroin according to the federal government. And yet you can buy it pretty much everywhere.” (11/30/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/30/cbd-is-illegal-everywhere/

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8) Intellectual property means not owning property
Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“I make no secret of the fact that I don’t subscribe to the concept of intellectual property. The biggest reason I don’t subscribe to the concept is because the concept itself is an oxymoron. Property implies ownership and ownership implies absolute control. … Under the concept of intellectual property the only ownership that can be said to exist is government ownership over all creative works.” (11/39/18)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2018/11/30/intellectual-property-means-not-owning-property/

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9) Both Trump and Roberts are wrong about politicized judges
Source: Cato Institute
by Ilya Shapiro

“The selection of judges has become one of the most hyper-partisan issues in American public life. That’s why voters consistently say that judicial appointments are among their top issues in presidential elections and why Trump almost certainly would have lost in 2016 had it not been for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Antonin Scalia’s death. This is not a good thing. It shouldn’t be the case that if you want judges who will interpret the Constitution according to its original public meaning — who will respect the structural limits on the federal government, not to mention the First and Second amendments — you can only have Republican presidents. That methodology should describe all judges, with narrower debates of the sort we now most often see in criminal-procedure cases, which tend to produce heterodox coalitions. But that’s not the world we live in.” [editor’s note: True — presidents of neither party appoint the kind of judges Shapiro imagines – TLK] (11/30/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/both-trump-john-roberts-are-wrong-about-politicized-judges

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10) In the House, everything new is old again
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“House Democrats are raiding the Smithsonian’s dinosaur exhibits to fill their leadership positions. They’re tapping some younger faces for a few less powerful leadership positions, but the old guard — the politicians who lost Congress in 2010 — are simply stepping back into power as if the last eight years never happened. But those eight years DID happen, and to the extent that Democratic gains in the House can be ascribed to a ‘blue wave’ in last month’s midterms, said ‘wave’ was as much a response to the abject failure of the Democratic Party’s leadership during those eight years as a reaction to Republican misrule and the ascent of Donald Trump.” (11/30/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/14103

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11) Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 23
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“There is no shortage of great liberty leaders in the United States with integrity, strength, and vision, but there is something standing in their way, the ballot box. This week we welcome D. Frank Robinson one of the earliest members of the Libertarian Party, chaired the Constitution, Bylaws and the Rules Committee at the founding LP convention in 1972 and authored the 7/8ths rule. Unlike Democrats or Republicans, independents and third parties have to fight their way onto the ballot in all 50 states. Only the judiciary can step up and overturn this arbitrary, irrational and discriminatory set of laws and statutes.” [various formats] (11/30/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/blast-off-with-johnny-rocket-episode-23-ballot-access-blues-wd-frank-robinson/

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12) Free Talk Live, 11/30/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Russian Ukranian Conflict Brewing :: Federal Sentencing Reform Bill Stirring Controversy :: Indecency :: Chrysler Corporate Welfare :: Personal Welfare :: Bureaucrats Destroy Food :: Government Stopping Homeless Shacks :: Medicare :: HOSTS — Ian, Darryl, Chris W.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/30/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-11-30

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13) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/30/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“This week President Trump threatened to cut subsidies to GM. But why single out one company? Cut ALL corporate subsides. They are very bad policy.” [Flash video] (11/30/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/corporatism-is-bad-policy-for-everyonecut-all-corporate-subsidies

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14) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 278
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF # 278, I discuss a vote advancing to a debate on Senate Joint Resolution 54, a War Powers bill that will end the US support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The vote passed 63-37, all the nays were Republicans. Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war against the people of Yemen has 14 million people on the brink of famine. Ending the US support for Saudi Arabia is essential for ending the humanitarian crisis.” [various formats] (11/30/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-278-progress

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15) In The Tank Podcast, episode 157
Source: Heartland Institute

“Its a full studio today as Donny Kendal is joined by John Nothdurft, and Isaac Orr in episode #167 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today’s episode features work from The Tax Foundation, The Heritage Foundation, and the Commonwealth Foundation.” [various formats] (11/30/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/11/in-the-tank-ep167-france-gas-tax-riots-universal-basic-income-fails-school-choice/

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Steve Trinward

Editors Emeritus:
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