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Pentagon Seeks $12 Billion for Missile Defense, Plans More Space-Based Systems in 2023

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The whopping $813 billion war budget proposed by the White House on Monday includes $12.3 billion for missile defense programs. Over $9 billion will go to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The Pentagon is hoping to deploy more space-based systems next year.  The bulk of the MDA’s budget - $7.9 billion - is for research and development. Some of those projects are space-based sensors meant to detect hypersonic or ballistic missiles. The Pentagon is seeking to spend over $200 million on these programs in 2023.  The spending proposal allocates over $100 million for the Aegis Ashore systems in...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Covid Georgia will spend $100 million to hire medical staff and deploy 200 National Guard soldiers to medical facilities. [Link] Over 3,000 Navy reserve sailors missed the deadline to take the covid vaccination. [Link] US News Illinois bars the state employee pension fund from investing in Unilever - Ben and Jerry’s parent company. The decision was made because of a decision not to sell Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in West Bank settlements. [Link] The NDAA includes a provision that prevents Biden from closing Gitmo. [Link] Great Power Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirms US support...

Judge Strips Unvaccinated Mother of Parental Rights Over Son

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In an unprecedented violation of rights, a case out of Chicago, Illinois should worry even the most stringent pro-vaccine advocates. A well-meaning mother has been stripped of her parental rights in a tyrannical move by a Cook County judge. After learning she hadn’t taken the COVID-19 vaccine, judge James Shapiro stripped Rebecca Firlit of custody. “I miss my son more than anything. It’s been very difficult. I haven’t seen him since August 10th,” Firlit told FOX 32 News in an exclusive interview. Firlit has been divorced for 7 years and she has split custody with her 11-year-old son’s...

News Roundup 7/7/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The Biden administration will send people door to door in an effort to get more people to take a covid vaccination. [Link] An Illinois doctor reviewed a case file, and without examining the child, determined the child was suffering from abuse from Munchausen by proxy. The child and his brother were removed from their parents' care. The state also took the third child after the mother gave birth. Doctors found the child suffered from an actual genetic condition and was not abused. After over a year - and $60,000 in legal fees - the family was reunited. The children suffer from...

Don’t Stop with Chauvin: A List of Unprosecuted Killer Cops

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On Tuesday former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd — who was handcuffed and not resisting — for over 8 minutes, until he died. Had video of the incident not existed, the chances of Chauvin even being charged would have been non-existent. Even with the video, Chauvin’s case is extremely rare as cops who kill are almost never held accountable. Finding a police officer facing a murder charge for an on-duty shooting is...

News Roundup 1/4/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News A UK judge denies the US extradition request of Julian Assange. [Link] The Department of Health and Human Services announces it will not charge distilleries $14,000 fee for producing hand sanitizer. [Link] Illinois expunges half a million marijuana arrest records. [Link] The New York Stock Exchange delisted three Chinese companies to comply with a recent executive order. [Link] The lockdowns have thrown 100 million people worldwide into extreme poverty. [Link] Venezuela The US announced sanctions on a Venezuelan judge and prosecutor. [Link] Emirati firms are bypassing US sanctions...

New York Times Hurts Survivors With Falsehoods About Domestic Violence

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The dominant narrative on domestic violence (DV) during COVID-19 hurts survivors, like me. Decades ago, I was blinded in my left eye by a man who said he loved me even as his fist hit my face. I’ve tried to make sense of that insanity ever since. Why did he do it? Why did I stay? The one thing that anchors me to answers is reality—what is true of DV?—not what is emotional or political. The media delivers the opposite. “Domestic Violence Calls Mount as Restrictions Linger: ‘No One Can Leave’” by Julie Bosman appeared in the New York Times on May 15 and addressed DV in Chicago; the article...

As Coronavirus Spreads In Meat Plants, Nearly 200 USDA Inspectors Test Positive

Meat inspectors travel to multiple plants to inspect but what if they are carriers of the virus? From Food Dive "A U.S. Agriculture Department spokesperson told Food Dive that 197 field employees in the Food Safety and Inspection Service ​are absent from work after testing positive for coronavirus and 120 FSIS employees are under self-quarantine due to contact with or exposure to COVID-1​9 as of May 5." "The American Federation of Government Employees, a union representing 6,500 federal food inspectors, said three inspectors have died in Illinois, Mississippi and New York, Meat and...

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News Roundup 8/15/2022

US News ICE set up a fake college to entrap students to break immigration laws. Reason Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned of the dangers of the US policy toward Russia and China in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. AWC Russia At a conference in...

Zelensky Tries to Stop Leaks Coming From His Government

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has voiced frustration with unnamed officials from his own government for speaking with the press. During his daily briefing on Thursday, the Ukrainian leader said leaks were harming Kiev’s war effort and are “frankly irresponsible.”

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RIP Michael Badnarik

I am told this morning that Michael Badnarik died in his sleep of heart failure last night. Michael was a great believer in and defender of freedom and the United States of America and its Constitution. He represented the Libertarian Party as presidential candidate...

KPFA Saturday Evening News–How Violence Breeds Violence

Short contribution of Laurie Calhoun to the KPFA Saturday Evening News on August 6, 2022, with David Rosenberg about drone assassination and the logic of “violence breeds violence”. This three-minute exchange spans 5:10-8:15. Many other foreign policy topics are also...

Drone Assassination: Inconvenient Facts

On the assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri by U.S. drone in Kabul (from Accuracy.org): [Laurie Calhoun] said today: “President Biden has pivoted from the multiple crises of his administration — inflation, heightened tensions with China and Iran, and even the very real...

The Scott Horton Show

8/8/22 Bonnie Kristian on America’s Ongoing War in Somalia

 Download Episode. Scott interviews Bonnie Kristian about her new book and an article she wrote recently on America’s war in Somalia. After the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan last summer, Somalia is now America’s longest war. Though Trump temporarily shifted...

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COI #311: The White House Will Continue to Push Beijing

On COI #311, Kyle Anzalone discusses Russia, China and Africa.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon...

COI #310: Was the Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Afghanistan?

On COI #310, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman discuss Iran, Israel and Afghanistan.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

COI #308: Moving Closer to Nuclear War

On COI #308, Kyle Anzalone discusses warnings that the world is close to annihilation. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

The Utilitarian Case for Voluntaryism

https://youtu.be/mO0Wi-elguk If I try to take something from you, you will resist, imposing costs on both of us in the form of property damage and bodily harm, in addition to the cost of security you may incur to prevent future acts of coercion. It’s not just that...

The State is the Health of War

https://youtu.be/WnvtYw_QKQE Critics often dismiss private law by alleging that disputes between enforcement agencies would lead to combat — even though this happens between governments all the time! In truth, the incentives for peaceful resolution of disputes would...

Who Was Tony Timpa?

https://youtu.be/zQiIPeHLQp4 “Unless it be to do justice on an offender,” Locke continued, no one may “take away, or impair the life, or what tends to the preservation of the life, the liberty, health, limb, or goods of another.” Long traces out a key implication of...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Pelosi’s Pickled Provocation Ep. 227

https://youtu.be/6t0w03HduRI In the last two weeks, I spent a great deal of time covering Nancy Pelosi's reckless diplomatic visit to Taiwan. As a part of my coverage, I made a panel appearance on Around the Empire with JoAnne Leon and was glad to be a guest on It's...

Lies, Damned Lies, & War Propaganda ft. Prof CJ Ep. 226

  https://youtu.be/Qp4xpGlxsx8 In this week's episode, I invited Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast on to talk about Part I of his current podcast series. In Part I, Prof. CJ explores the "massive British propaganda operation in the US that ran from...

The Danger of the Fake China Threat ft. Joseph Solis-Mullen Ep. 225

https://youtu.be/OEcx1yQn6ic This week, I invited Joseph Solis-Mullen on the show to discuss his most recent article published at the Libertarian Institute. The article, entitled "The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger" does an excellent job of demonstrating...

Year Zero

Tim Pool is Wrong About China w/ Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick is back, and this time we’re discussing how and why Tim Pool is wrong about China. Liberty Weekly Patrick Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

BTC Vs ESG w/Car

Car from TLE joined me again. This time I wanted Car to address my Concerns about ESG, and how he thought BTC was the answer. Timeline Earth Who is Car Timeline Earth Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Origins and Myths w/Adam Patrick

Adam Patrick is back to discuss the roots of metaphysical thought and language. Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

46 & 2, Tool, the Shadow, and Jung w/Jon Hartmann

I asked my good friend Jon Hartmann to come back on the show to discuss Tool’s 46 & 2 and Jung’s concept of the Shadow. Jon Twitter Jon Instagram Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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