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RATIONAL REVIEW NEWS DIGEST
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Volume XIII, Issue #3,246
Monday, July 27th, 2015
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In the News:

1) China: Shanghai share index suffers biggest daily drop since 2007
2) Clinton denies sending classified information from private email server
3) Turkey: Regime couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets
4) Somalia: Suicide truck bomb hits hotel, kills nine
5) India: Six dead in militant rampage
6) Yemen: Five-day humanitarian ceasefire starts
7) OH: Police abduct teen, pepper spray protesters
8) Remains of 36 unidentified US Marines from WWII battle return
9) Two weeks to go: Republicans scramble to make debate stage
10) Mexico: Police bust greenhouses with genetically modified pot
11) UK: Senior Lord quits after drugs video
12) Scotland: Second independence referendum “inevitable,” says Salmond
13) FBI mined secrets from George McGovern’s past
14) New car seat reminds you not to leave kid in car
15) NASA may use wind-powered robots to explore Jupiter surface

Everybody Has An Opinion:

16) Grief as a pointed gun
17) “Defense” spending: Time for more than cosmetic cuts
18) Free Talk Live, 07/26/15
19) “Drugs minus two” is not good enough
20) Ride sharing is more than just taxi problems
21) Keep Pollard in jail
22) Bobby Jindal’s opiate for the masses
23) Donald Trump visits my hometown!
24) New rule hurts US economy
25) Taking flags doesn’t stop beliefs
26) Economic fallacies about Greece
27) Get ready for the next wave of education “reform”
28) Outrage over forfeiture reform is unjustified
29) Production versus plunder, part 17
30) Bringing labor rights back to Bangladesh
31) Return to tradition: The advantages of dueling
32) Evidence inconsistent with the monopsony theory of minimum wage legislation
33) Freedom Feens Radio, 07/26/15
34) Other candidates saying things basically as crazy as Trump
35) Seeds of Liberty Podcast, 07/23/15
36) Forget Frankenstein
37) America’s new brutalism: The death of Sandra Bland
38) Uber wins a battle with New York, now it’s war
39) People still can’t breathe. Police still don’t care.
40) How safe is your drinking water and can the EPA really be trusted?
41) Sheldon’s stooges: Netanyahu and the King of Vegas
42) You can’t keep a good man down
43) Rand Paul supports having a powerful federal government
44) Global thug state
45) Liberty or “security”: An old debate, a familiar straw man
46) Nothing great about the welfare state
47) Free Thoughts Podcast, 07/24/15
48) Thought crimes, domestic “terrorism,” and police bullying
49) The Rand Paul tax plan
50) The KN@PP Stir Podcast, 07/26/15

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

1) China: Shanghai share index suffers biggest daily drop since 2007
Source: Connecticut Post

“The Shanghai share index fell the most since early 2007 on Monday as Chinese stocks suffered a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to calm the market. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 8.5 percent at 3,725.56 with most of the plunge occurring in the last hour of trading. Other stock benchmarks around the world also were lower.” (07/27/15)

http://tinyurl.com/p3cv9ls

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2) Clinton denies sending classified information from private email server
Source: Fox News

“Hillary Clinton told reporters Saturday that she never sent or received classified information using her private e-mail server when she served as secretary of state, and that the facts on the issue ‘are pretty clear.’ The Democratic presidential hopeful spoke briefly about the growing controversy surrounding her use of the server after a Democratic gathering at the Madison County Historical Complex in Iowa. Reporters raised the issue during a news conference that followed the event.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nj5xodd

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3) Turkey: Regime couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets
Source: Westfield Republican

“Turkey’s sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it’s afraid of losing clout with the U.S., but its second front against Kurdish rebels in Iraq on Saturday could complicate Washington’s war. For months, Ankara had been reluctant to join the U.S.-led coalition against IS despite gains made by the extremist group on Turkey’s doorstep.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/puud2aj

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4) Somalia: Suicide truck bomb hits hotel, kills nine
Source: Iron Mountain Daily News

“A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu’s most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Chinese diplomat, Somalia’s foreign minister said Sunday. Abdisalam Omer told The Associated Press by phone from Djibouti that a Kenyan diplomat was also wounded in the attack.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/qcqjf2t

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5) India: Six dead in militant rampage
Source: Los Angeles Times

“Heavily armed militants rampaged through a town in northern India on Monday, opening fire on a restaurant, cars and a health center and killing at least six people before holing up inside a police station where they were exchanging gunfire with army soldiers, officials said. Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said army commandos had responded to the attack in Gurudaspur, a district in Punjab state near the Pakistani border, the Press Trust of India reported.” (07/27/15)

http://tinyurl.com/p3kfa4k

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6) Yemen: Five-day humanitarian ceasefire starts
Source: ABC News

“Saudi-led coalition airstrikes came to a halt in Yemen early Monday after a five-day humanitarian truce went into effect, witnesses and security officials said. However, ground fighting broke out almost immediately in the restive city of Taiz following random shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels in three neighborhoods, they said.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ndyw43l

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7) OH: Police abduct teen, pepper spray protesters
Source: Al Jazeera America

“Activists fresh from the weekend national conference of Black Lives Matter held in Cleveland aided an allegedly intoxicated black teen who was in police custody on Sunday. Accounts differ on what happened about 4:40 p.m. but a video of the incident showing an officer from the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) pepper spraying the crowd that surrounded the teen while he was being held by police quickly went viral on social media, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer and other local media. On Sunday night, an investigation was underway by the RTA police with the Cleveland Police Department assisting, according to newsnet5.com, the local ABC affiliate.”

http://tinyurl.com/np32oh3

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8) Remains of 36 unidentified US Marines from WWII battle return
Source: Washington Post

“The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War II’s bloodiest battles. A group called History Flight recovered the remains from the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa, the U.S. Marine Corps said. A ceremony was held Sunday in Pearl Harbor to mark their return. History Flight has started identifying the remains, and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency will complete the effort, the Marines said.” (07/27/15)

http://tinyurl.com/qjzlhl7

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9) Two weeks to go: Republicans scramble to make debate stage
Source: The Hill

“The race is on for the final spots on stage for the first Republican debate. With the highly-anticipated showdown less than two weeks away, candidates with low polling numbers are in a high-stakes scramble to qualify for an event that represents their best shot at breaking out. Fox News is capping the Aug. 6 debate in Cleveland at 10 candidates based on five as-of-yet unspecified national polls released by 5 p.m. on Aug. 4. Based on five polls used by RealClearPolitics (RCP), eight candidates look like locks to make the stage, while the race for the final two slots is headed for a controversial photo finish. For the candidates currently ranked between 9th place and 14th place, the polling differential is negligible.” (07/27/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pgjxpln

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10) Mexico: Police bust greenhouses with genetically modified pot
Source: ABC News

“Federal authorities in Mexico say they arrested 22 Colombians and three Mexicans using greenhouses to grow genetically modified and cloned marijuana. A Sunday statement issued by the federal police says the operation in the northern state of Jalisco consisted of three greenhouses each of 2,000 square meters (20,000 square feet).” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/omw2uor

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11) UK: Senior Lord quits after drugs video
Source: Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]

“‘Scandals make good headlines,’ wrote John Sewel, a member of the House of Lords, in a recent blog post about efforts to clean up the image of the British Parliament. On Sunday he featured prominently in those headlines, as he faced a police investigation into allegations that he had taken cocaine with two prostitutes in a London apartment. Mr Sewel, 69, a former minister whose duties included enforcing parliamentary standards, appeared to be the target of a sting by The Sun newspaper on Sunday, which released video images purporting to show him using drugs. The newspaper released a video showing him semi-naked and snorting white powder through a banknote while partying with two women.” (07/27/15)

http://tinyurl.com/orlpw2u

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12) Scotland: Second independence referendum “inevitable,” says Salmond
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A second referendum on Scottish independence is inevitable, according to former first minister Alex Salmond. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme, he said the question was over the timing which was ‘in the hands of Nicola Sturgeon.’ The SNP MP argued there were three things driving the issue forward. He said these were a failure to deliver on the so-called ‘vow,’ the possible outcome of the EU referendum and ‘divergent views’ over austerity cuts.” (07/26/15)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-33668002

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13) FBI mined secrets from George McGovern’s past
Source: USA Today

“On April 16, 1975, two FBI inspectors met with Sen. George McGovern in Washington. A month earlier, McGovern had written a letter to FBI Director Clarence Kelley asking for a copy of any file that the FBI kept on … McGovern, according to an FBI account of the meeting, was agreeable to a compromise. There was a chance, he told the inspectors, that he might be on the national ticket in the next presidential race in 1976. He … he wanted to be able to tell any potential running mate if the FBI possessed derogatory information about him. Specifically, he wanted to know if the FBI had information about a child he had fathered as a young man.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/qbpv3xy

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14) New car seat reminds you not to leave kid in car
Source: Christian Science Monitor

“A new car seat with the potential to save lives is now available for purchase. The Evenflo Advanced Embrace with SensorSafe infant car seat, available at Wal-Mart, aims to cut down on the number of deaths resulting from children being left in hot cars. An average of 38 children die from being trapped inside cars every year, according to the nonprofit KidsAndCars.org. Many of these deaths occur when parents forget to drop their child off at daycare before work.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/o8geb2m

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15) NASA may use wind-powered robots to explore Jupiter surface
Source: Raw Story

“Engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California are reportedly in the process of developing ‘windbots’ — robotic probes that could stay aloft in the clouds of a distant world — and these probes may eventually be used to explore Jupiter or other gas giants. According to Mashable and Engadget, the project would ideally remain aloft without the need for wings or hot-air balloons, and could be used to study planets where there is no solid surface to support a lander or rover. These theoretical spacecraft could investigate the atmospheres of Jupiter or Saturn while remaining airborne for a considerable amount of time.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nj38clb

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

16) Grief as a pointed gun
Source: J Neil Schulman @ Rational Review
by J Neil Schulman

“[I]n a tabloid campaign reminiscent of The Banner’s campaign against Howard Roark’s architecture for Enright House in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead or real-world yellow-paper campaigns conducted by Pulitzer or Hearst or Murdoch-owned newspapers — FNC’s Bill O’Reilly has been exploiting the grief from family members of murder-victim Kate Steinle to promote a new law cracking down on serial violators of U.S. immigration law. This vile use of grief as a weapon is nothing new. Inflaming public passion by parading grieving family is business-as-usual for proponents of all sorts of more restrictive statism.” (07/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/obonhr3

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17) “Defense” spending: Time for more than cosmetic cuts
Source: William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Studies
by Thomas L Knapp

“A 75% reduction would still leave the US in the position of, by far, top military spender in the world (the cut would have to be more like 90% to match China, the second place spender). Given the American weapons technology edge, an existing arsenal that can be mothballed and re-activated at need, a reserve and National Guard system which can deliver well-trained troops on relatively short notice, and a buffer zone of two oceans between the US and its most likely future enemies, 25% of current spending levels would remain an embarrassment of riches.” (07/26/15)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/2320

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18) Free Talk Live, 07/26/15
Source: Free Talk Live

“Dr. Mary Ruwart joins us to discuss the FDA protecting big business, and how government hurts the poor. :: Healing Our World Fourth Edition :: LP vs FSP :: Choice and Charity :: Hundred Nights :: Maximum Wage :: Obama Hater :: Economics :: Employers and Taking Advantage :: Cutting Food Costs :: Tipping :: Killing Opportunity :: Taking Our Jobs?” [Flash audio or MP3] (07/26/15)

https://soundcloud.com/freetalklive/free-talk-live-2015-07-2

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19) “Drugs minus two” is not good enough
Source: Free Press Publications
by Darryl W Perry

“President Obama recently made headlines for commuting the sentences of 46 federal drug offenders. That represents less than one half of one percent of the total number of drug offenders in federal prison. During the ceremony Obama said, ‘in some cases, the punishment required by law far exceeded the offense.’ However, a little known policy change may end up releasing nearly 46,000 federal offenders before their sentences are complete. The Marshall Project reports the change known as ‘drugs minus two,’ was an amendment to the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s guidelines adopted last year.” [text, Flash audio or MP3] (07/26/15)

http://fpp.cc/drugs-minus-two-is-not-good-enough

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20) Ride sharing is more than just taxi problems
Source: Independent Institute
by Art Carden

“I’ve been taken on unnecessarily circuitous routes. I had a driver stop for gas and spend most of my ride on the phone. I’ve had a driver texting at red lights. I’ve regularly had to give drivers directions. I’ve wasted time waiting for drivers to fumble with my credit cards and finicky card readers. My experience with Uber and Lyft in New York, Atlanta, Charleston, San Antonio, DC, and Phoenix couldn’t be more different. They offer cleaner, more comfortable rides at much lower prices, with far greater transparency, and with more convenient payment and feedback mechanisms.” (07/24/15)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=7455

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21) Keep Pollard in jail
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“Attempts to justify Pollard’s actions, often made by his defenders both in Israel and in this country, are framed in terms first enunciated by the traitor himself, who continues to claim that Israel had a ‘right’ to this information since we’re ‘allies,’ after all. The sheer scope and nature of Pollard’s burglary — as well as the fact that vital US intelligence wound up in Soviet hands — should put that notion to rest. Also: Pollard approached the Pakistanis, the South Africans, and even the Australians with offers of valuable intel, in hopes of making a quick profit. Whether his Israeli handlers knew about this is unknown, although in my view its quite probable. Some ‘allies!'” (07/27/15)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/07/26/keep-pollard-in-jail/

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22) Bobby Jindal’s opiate for the masses
Source: The New Republic
by Jamil Smith

“Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, back in late January, hosted a prayer rally on the LSU campus. There was a considerable amount of scrutiny on the event, entitled ‘The Response: A Call To Prayer For a Nation In Crisis,’ due to the anti-gay, anti-abortion dominion theologians who organized and paid for it. The event’s leaders insisted that it wasn’t about elevating elected officials or candidates. Jindal, in inviting the 49 other governors to the event, bought into the organizers’ ‘non-political’ framework. In the letter he wrote to every one of them, even those who aren’t Christian: ‘There will only be one name lifted up that day: Jesus!’ This was false.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/no3jn5x

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23) Donald Trump visits my hometown!
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump just visited my hometown of Laredo, Texas! Not surprisingly, Trump entered Laredo filled with fear. I say ‘not surprisingly’ because Republicans live their lives filled with fear. Communists! Terrorists! Muslims! Illegal aliens! Drug dealers! Bin Laden! Saddam! Ho Chi Minh! Republicans are convinced that they’re all coming to get us. Knees are always a’knockin’ among Republicans.” (07/24/15)

http://fff.org/2015/07/24/donald-trump-visits-hometown/

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24) New rule hurts US economy
Source: USA Today
by Debbie Hoffman

“As bankers, financial experts and regulators sifted through the financial rubble in 2009, many came away with the conclusion that banks were under-capitalized, and lacked the equity to back up their assets. Last week, the Federal Reserve approved a rule requiring eight systemically important banks to hold additional capital. Its purpose is to retain financial stability in the United States in the event of a bank failure. But it may not be doing enough to facilitate lending and stimulate economic growth.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/onugm2c

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25) Taking flags doesn’t stop beliefs
Source: Clovis News Journal
by Kent McManigal

“Silly fights over the Confederate flag — actually the Confederate Navy Jack — are still being waged weeks after an evil mass murderer was seen holding it in photographs. The real issue, aggression, gets pushed aside by a non-issue: a flag. Some people who fly the Confederate flag are undoubtedly racists, as are some who fly any flag. Many aren’t racists, but fly it because of love for ‘The South’ today. For them, the Confederacy may have nothing to do with it. Some who fly the flag are showing support for separation from a tyrannical government. I agree with them.” (07/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pu2h5oq

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26) Economic fallacies about Greece
Source: Mises Canada
by Patrick Barron

“There has been much unscientific economic pronouncements about Greece’s financial problems and especially how to solve them. Below is a short list of three of these economic fallacies.” (07/26/15)

http://mises.ca/posts/blog/economic-fallacies-about-greece/

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27) Get ready for the next wave of education “reform”
Source: Our Future
by Jeff Bryant

“Education activists are rejoicing that the latest versions of No Child Left Behind reauthorization coursing through Congress may give struggling schools a way to have more control over their own governance and destiny. NCLB originally mandated such unreal expectations on schools the vast majority of them would be branded ‘failed.’ New legislation, as currently written, would change that. Prominent education groups representing teachers and administrators like this turn of events and want bills from the House and the Senate to quickly proceed to conference. Should the onerous provisions imposed on schools by NCLB indeed be lifted, lots of struggling schools will breathe easier without the ‘failed’ brand looming over their buildings.” (07/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ofvxzub

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28) Outrage over forfeiture reform is unjustified
Source: Cato Institute
by Adam Bates

“‘The most damning, most asinine and devastating bill I have ever seen.’ That’s how Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards described State Senator Kyle Loveless’s new bill that would reform certain police practices. Considering some of the legislative proposals that get thrown around capitol buildings every year, that’s quite a statement. What must Sen. Loveless have done to provoke it? Actually, all the ‘Personal Asset Protection Act’ does is give individuals a fighting chance when the government attempts to take their property through a process called civil asset forfeiture.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nq3l9wf

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29) Production versus plunder, part 17
Source: The Daily Bell
by Paul Rosenberg

“There’s a reason why Hobbes and Rousseau are revered thinkers to this day: they saved the legitimacy of rulership as the Divine Right of Kings was failing. Performing the same job more than a thousand years earlier was a man named Augustine of Hippo.” (07/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ouc3z73

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30) Bringing labor rights back to Bangladesh
Source: The American Prospect
by Robert JS Ross

“Two years after the April 24, 2013, collapse of the Rana Plaza building, Bangladesh has become a laboratory to test whether pressure from worldwide labor unions and NGOs in support of local unions and labor activists can improve life in the world’s sweatshops. The Rana Plaza disaster capped a series of fires and other fatal collapses in Bangladesh garment factories. Its death toll was at least 1,130. Another 2,500 workers or more were injured, many crippled for life and deeply traumatized. The survivors’ terrible stories include on-site amputations and workers being trapped underground for days. Some can no longer enter tall buildings without uncontrollable trembling and crying. One woman described attempting to go to work on 19 occasions but failing each time to overcome her anxiety. Thousands of livelihoods have been crushed.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/q7bcqmp

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31) Return to tradition: The advantages of dueling
Source: Zero Gov
by Bill Buppert

“Bring back dueling. Yesterday. As most know who visit this blog, I am not asking for a law or permission but the decriminalization of the affaire d’honneur; the gaining of satisfaction by challenging dishonorable scalawags to put their money where their myths are.” (07/24/15)

http://zerogov.com/?p=4321

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32) Evidence inconsistent with the monopsony theory of minimum wage legislation
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Here’s a fact that I’d forgotten until I just now re-read James Sherk’s excellent June 25, 2013, testimony on the minimum wage before a U.S. House of Representative’s Committee: ‘Congress has not voted to raise the minimum wage when unemployment stood above 7.5 percent since the Great Depression ended.’ This fact is inconvenient for those who endorse the theory that minimum-wage legislation is a means of addressing the problem of wages kept too low by monopsony power.” (07/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ntev97g

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33) Freedom Feens Radio, 07/26/15
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Founding Feen Neema Vedadi joins owner of the weekend Feens show (Ben Stone the Bad Quaker) to lay it out on the table and poke it with a stick.” [various formats] (07/26/15)

http://www.freedomfeens.com/2015/07/26/statists-are-like-bed-bugs/

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34) Other candidates saying things basically as crazy as Trump
Source: In These Times
by David Sirota

“Since announcing his 2016 White House bid, Donald Trump has been the central focus of the campaign; by one estimate, he has garnered almost 40 percent of all election coverage on the network newscasts. Clearly, The Donald’s attempt to turn 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. into Trump White House has attracted so much attention because the candidate is seen as a Bulworthesque carnival barker who will say anything, no matter how hypocritical, factually unsubstantiated or absurd. Yet for all the hype he’s generated, Trump is not the only presidential hopeful willing to make utterly mind-boggling statements.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/qjt66cv

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35) Seeds of Liberty Podcast, 07/23/15
Source: Peaceful Anarchism

“Please enjoy my recent conversation with Tomasz Kaye. Herein we discussed how he became a Voluntaryist, the State is the electrically charged barbed wire of our enclosure, creative and imaginative people don’t join ‘government,’ rule by the stupid, I didn’t sign the NAP, people are evil so we need ‘government’ made up of people, George Ought to Help …” [MP3] (07/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/o9dks4v

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36) Forget Frankenstein
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Some proposals are so shocking and not common that, no matter how rational or sensible, we cannot legitimately call them ‘common sense.’ Could this be one? You tell me.” (07/24/15)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2015/07/24/forget-frankenstein/

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37) America’s new brutalism: The death of Sandra Bland
Source: OpedNews
by Henry Giroux

“Bland’s death over a routine traffic stop is beyond monstrous. It is indicative of a country in which lawlessness is now integral to the police state, and extreme violence is the new norm for a society fed by the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, the incarceration state, the drug wars, and the increasing militarization of everything, including the war on black youth.” (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/o2sdooe

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38) Uber wins a battle with New York, now it’s war
Source: The Nation
by Michelle Chen

“When New York Mayor Bill De Blasio talked of a Tale of Two Cities on the campaign trail, promising to address an epidemic of social inequality, he probably wasn’t expecting a viral app to drive a multibillion-dollar wedge through Gotham’s fault-lines of race and class. But now De Blasio and city lawmakers have been blindsided by Uber’s corporate surge, forced to stall an attempt to cap the company’s expansion. The City Council has reportedly shelved for at least four months a proposal to limit Uber’s rate of growth (that is, slowing, not stopping, the expansion) for an assessment of its environmental and traffic impacts. Now the smartphone ridesharing app that traditional cabbies deem an ‘existential threat’ will keep pouring thousands more cars and part-time drivers onto the streets, angling for digital ride-hailers.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/obwjq5c

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39) People still can’t breathe. Police still don’t care.
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Ryan Calhoun

“Little more than a year after the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD, another man with a family and a case of asthma has been killed by a reckless police force. Troy Goode was visiting Mississippi for a concert. As many concert goers do, Goode got drunk. Goode’s wife, who was sober, began the drive home with Goode in the passenger seat. At some point, Goode exited his vehicle and began ‘acting erratically.’ The police were called. Upon their arrival, Goode continued his drunken behavior opening up the door to the police K9 car, exciting their dog. The police subdued Goode and hogtied him, putting him face down onto a stretcher. Much like the Garner case, Goode informed police he couldn’t breathe and a bystander exclaimed what a bad idea the face down hogtie was. Two hours later the Goode family was informed Troy was dead.” (07/24/15)

https://c4ss.org/content/39125

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40) How safe is your drinking water and can the EPA really be trusted?
Source: Heartland Institute
by Nancy Thorner

“Shouldn’t safety be the ultimate goal for the water we use and drink daily, which local water companies provide for residents in every state in this nation? But can the public be certain that the water provided is all that it’s reported to be?” (07/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/p7nfkx7

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41) Sheldon’s stooges: Netanyahu and the King of Vegas
Source: CounterPunch
by Uri Avnery

“In Japan in the good old days, Binyamin Netanyahu would by now have committed hara-kiri. In England at that time, the monarch would have appointed him governor of the most remote little island in the Pacific Ocean. In Israel, his popularity rating is bound to go up. Because in our country, the old adage is getting a new twist: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nh75ecj

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42) You can’t keep a good man down
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Lawrence W Reed

“Great movements are marked by the dedication and accomplishments of steadfast individuals who make the most of every moment, every opportunity, and every available resource. When those great men and women pass from the scene, they leave behind untold numbers of friends and followers who derive comfort from their memory and inspiration from their deeds. Such a man was James U. Blanchard III, who died on March 20, 1999, at the age of 56.” (07/24/15)

http://fee.org/freeman/detail/you-cant-keep-a-good-man-down

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43) Rand Paul supports having a powerful federal government
Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Rand Paul. Unlike his father, Rand is an inconsistent man that sways whatever way the political winds are blowing. His supporters, or the Rand Rapid Response Team as I like to call them, are always quick to claim he is just playing politics to win the presidency so he can beat Americans in the head with liberty. They never seem to have an answer as to why Rand, upon winning office (which he’ll never do), don’t continue to play politics to get a second term but I digress. From an anarchist point of view Rand is a tyrant through and through. But even from a small government point of view Rand is a tyrant. For example, his latest tirade was against so-called sanctuary cities.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/noftbtu

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44) Global thug state
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Matthew Harwood

“‘A shadow government has conquered twenty-first-century Washington. We have the makings of a thug state of the first order.’ No two sentences more clearly and disturbingly summarize what Tom Engelhardt’s Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World is about: a Leviathan national-security state rampaging around the world in pursuit of perfect security and creating chaos wherever it puts its grotesque girth down.” (07/24/15)

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/global-thug-state/

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45) Liberty or “security”: An old debate, a familiar straw man
Source: Notes on Liberty
by Brandon Christensen

“Ho hum. Jacques wants his government to do three things in the name of fighting Muslim terrorism (not to be confused with other, more numerous kinds of terrorism): 1) allow for an armed, perpetually-on-alert military to be active on US soil, 2) allow for a surveillance state that can do as it pleases in regards to Muslims only, and 3) initiate ideological quotas for Muslim immigrants.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ndypsng

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46) Nothing great about the welfare state
Source: spiked
by Dave Clements

“In The Welfare of Nations, the decade-later follow-up to his The Welfare State We’re In, James Bartholomew — former leader writer for the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail — takes us on a tour of the world’s welfare states. It’s fair to say he isn’t a fan. He argues that the welfare state undermines old values and ‘crowds out’ both our inner resourcefulness and our sense of duty to one another — including our own families.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/q3ocgqm

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47) Free Thoughts Podcast, 07/24/15
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Michael C. Munger joins us for a discussion on the nature of voluntary choice in economics. What counts as voluntary? Is it possible to be coerced by circumstance?” [various formats] (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/q9qo3av

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48) Thought crimes, domestic “terrorism,” and police bullying
Source: Free Association
by Sheldon Richman

“Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black parishioners because they were black has been charged by the central government with committing hate crimes. Words cannot adequately express the evil of Roof’s actions at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and no decent person would want to say anything that be could possibly be construed as sympathetic to this despicable human being. Still this must be said: the concept thought crime has no place in a proper system of law.” (07/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pqcl4qf

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49) The Rand Paul tax plan
Source: National Center for Policy Analysis
by Jacob Kohlhepp

“Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) comprehensive tax reform titled, ‘fair and flat,’ is an improvement in comparison to the status quo with respect to investment, simplicity and growth. The plan is expected to boost GDP growth by slightly less than one percent per year, according to research associate Jacob Kohlhepp at the National Center for Policy Analysis.” (07/24/15)

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=25887

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50) The KN@PP Stir Podcast, 07/26/15
Source: KN@PPSTER

“In this episode: Thanks for Asking! (can Rush Limbaugh talk down Donald Trump?); NYT calls for minor, cosmetic military cuts … hey, how about REAL cuts?” [Flash audio or MP3] (07/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nmymmv8

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