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News Roundup 3/29/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The Department of Justice is seeking $34 million to hire over 100 prosecutors for 1/6 cases. [Link] The Space Force is seeking to increase its budget by 40%. [Link] The US will integrate space and cyber capabilities with Australia. [Link] The new Pentagon budget calls for getting rid of the A-10 aircraft in the coming years. [Link] The budget includes $34.4 million to accelerate nuclear modernization and $1 billion to close Red Hill fuel storage tanks. [Link] Canada announces a plan to buy 88 F-35s. [Link] The Honduras Supreme Court approves the extradition of its previous...

News Roundup 3/28/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The Supreme Court removes a lower counts ruling that prohibited the Pentagon from altering the deployment of unvaccinated Navy SEALs. [Link] The Biden administration will request an $813 billion war budget in 2023. [Link] Russia Australia sanctions the president of Belarus and his family. Canberra also blacklisted several media organizations including Russia Today and the Strategic Culture Foundation. [Link] The US and EU reach an agreement that would reduce the bloc’s imports of Russian energy. [Link] NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had his term extended for another year....

US, Allies Seek to Boot Russia From G20 in Ongoing Effort to Isolate Moscow

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The White House is placing sweeping sanctions on Russia and pressuring every country to follow America's lead, but the effort to isolate Moscow does not end at economic warfare. Western states are seeking to remove Russia from the Group of Twenty - G20.  The G20 - 19 countries and the EU are members - was formed in 1999 to allow the nations that made up 90% of the world's global product to work together. Reuters reports that several Western officials are looking to remove Russia rather than attempting to use the organization to facilitate diplomacy.  One source from a Group of Seven (G7)...

News Roundup 3/22/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Russia Four Marines died during NATO drills in Norway. [Link] Russia tells the US that Moscow-Washington relations are on the verge of breaking. [Link] Rep. Liz Cheney says chemical weapons should be a redline for NATO intervention in Ukraine. [Link] The US Ambassador to the UN warns America will respond aggressively if chemical weapons are used in Ukraine. [Link] At least 900 civilians have been killed since Russia invaded Ukraine, according to the UN. [Link] The US is sending Ukraine Solvate-era weapons including SA-8s. [Link] Biden warns Xi there will be consequences if China aids...

Australia Joins NATO in Shipping Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine

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Australia has become one of the latest US allies to ship weapons into Ukraine, devoting $50 million in arms and other security assistance amid reports that Western powers have flooded the country with more than 17,000 missiles in the space of just a few days. Initially announced last week and set to include anti-tank weapons, ammunition and other gear, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the shipment had arrived to Ukraine on Monday, saying “Our missiles are on the ground.”  Canberra has been hesitant to detail exactly how the arms made their way into the country, but the Australian...

News Roundup 3/8/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The Biden administration is pushing the Supreme Court to allow the Pentagon to enforce its vaccine mandate for Navy Seals. [Link] The Pentagon extends the deployment of National Guards soldiers in DC through Wednesday. [Link] The Idaho National Guard will deploy 75 soldiers to work as prison guards. [Link] The US transferred Gitmo detainee Mohammad Ahmad al-Qahtani to Saudi Arabia. The US has alleged Qahtani was the 20th 9/11 hijacker. [Link] Russia Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced he would deploy 500 troops to Europe. [Link] The US and NATO allies claim to have pushed...

Ukraine Warzone Flooded with Foreign Weapons as Fighting Rages On

The United States and a long list of Western allies have pledged additional arms shipments to bolster Ukraine’s war effort, including anti-aircraft missiles and tank-killing Javelins. Fierce clashes with Russian forces continue in cities from Kiev to Kharkiv, meanwhile, as local residents report civilian deaths and damage to infrastructure by Russian bombardment.  Awash in Weapons While President Joe Biden had already greenlit $200 million in “lethal aid” to Kiev in December, another $350 million weapons package was approved last week, including Stinger anti-aircraft missiles –...

The End of a Forever War? – News Roundup 2/18/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

French President Emmanuel Macron announced that European troops will begin exiting Mali after nine years. Operation Barkhane – which has become known as ‘France’s Forever War’ – will wind down its ground operations over the next six months.  The decision comes after months of increasing tensions with the ruling military leadership of Mali, headed by Col. Assimi Goïta. The colonel most recently seized power during his second coup last May.  While Goïta is currently at odds with the West, he was backed by France and the US after his first successful coup in 2020. He has also participated in...

Macron-Putin Meeting Produces Potential Deal as Biden Continues Threats – News Roundup 2/8/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

The meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has produced a potential agreement to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine, according to officials in Paris. The Financial Times reports that Putin has “moved towards de-escalating the Ukraine crisis by promising not to undertake any new ‘military initiatives’ and agreeing to withdraw thousands of Russian troops from Belarus after the completion of planned exercises.” While Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov clarified that any deal would “require agreement from France’s EU and NATO allies, first...

The Pharma Revolution Is Being Televised

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Marketing is essentially the art of persuading people to buy what they would not have bought, left to their own devices. This is achieved through manipulating either desires or perceptions of need. People who do not watch television are exposed to much less advertising of consumer products than are people who do. Similarly, the less time one spends surfing the internet, expressing either explicit or implicit interest in buying possible products, the fewer items there will likely be in one’s various shopping carts, not only because marketers now target people with ads catering to their...

News

White House Considering Reducing or Increasing Tariffs on China

President Joe Biden is examining a range of options for what to do with the current tariffs on China, according to Reuters. For months, the administration has considered cutting tariffs on Beijing to relieve inflation in the US, but has alternatively thought about additional penalties as China carries out military drills in the waters surrounding Taiwan. 

News Roundup 8/10/2022

US News The Biden administration yesterday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the ban on gun possession by medical marijuana users, saying that law is consistent with a long tradition of firearm regulation in the United States. Reason The U.S....

Blog

The Brief Case for Pacifism – Bryan Caplan, Ph.D.

  “My case for pacifism, to recap, comes down to three simple premises. The first two are empirical: Premise #1: The short-run costs of war are clearly awful. [Empirical claim about immediate effects of war]. Premise #2: The long-run benefits of war are highly...

Why We Should Study China

  I would posit that there is no civilization so utterly foreign to Americans than China. Often, American impressions of China are informed by preconceptions, myth, and fear of the other. For the average American, the sum of all knowledge about China is derived...

Kennedy Tonight

Tonight I'll be back on Kennedy Nation talking central banking and war. Update:

Cuban Missile Crisis Things

This old New Yorker piece about Curtis LeMay has some details about the Missile Crisis that I did not know and want to save here for someday. So we all already knew that 1: the USSR did already have operational short and medium range missiles in Cuba, but Khrushchev...

Happy April Glaspie Day!

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The Scott Horton Show

7/28/22 Douglas Macgregor on NATO’s Doomed Strategy in Ukraine

 Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott was joined by retired Col. Douglas Macgregor to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine. Macgregor has been deeply critical of NATO’s reaction to the Russian invasion, which he calls impulsive. He says the leverage...

Conflicts of Interest

Biden Builds Anti-Iranian Axis During His Middle East Trip: COI #305

On COI #305, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman break down the latest news on Iran, the JCPOA, President Joe Biden’s Middle East trip, and the economic crisis facing Europe. Connor discusses Biden’s trip to Israel where he signed a joint declaration with the Israeli...

COI #304: Mexico Attempts to Save Press Freedom in America

On COI #304, Kyle Anzalone discusses Mexico's asylum offer to Julian Assange.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6...

Don't Tread on Anyone

Why Democratic Socialists Are Wrong About “Profit”

https://youtu.be/Eg9OIssCmsc One of the most incredible attributes of free markets is the ability to harmonize our self-interests with the interests of greater society. Contrary to the popular demonization of profits as extraction of surplus value, profits in freed...

The Voluntaryist Handbook: Self-Ownership and Its Implications

https://youtu.be/xGrh6D3o8Kw One need look no further than to the examples of North and South Korea or East and West Germany to see that the freer people are, the wealthier they can become through mutually beneficial voluntary exchange. These two controlled...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Justin Raimondo’s American Epitaph Ep. 222

https://youtu.be/8yNp_Rqr1AE On July 4, 2022, I reflect on the United States' fall from republic to failing empire. In doing so, I get a little help from Murray Rothbard and Justin Raimondo. Episode 222 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by:...

Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

  https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

Year Zero

Avoiding Nihilism w/Rachel Tobias

Rachel joined me again, and this time we are talking about how to avoid nihilism and continue moving forward. Rachel Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

The Tweet Heard Around the World w/Cam Harless

Cam joined me to discuss the essence of women and being bi. The Mad Ones Cam twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

Nihilism w/Buck Johnson

Buck joined me to discuss Nihilism by Fr Seraphim Rose. Nihilism is an interesting critique of liberalism that walks through the stages of societal degradation. Fr Seraphim determines that the replacement of an objective truth with relative truth sends the world into...

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

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