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News Roundup 4/1/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The Department of Justice Inspector General found that every FBI FISA warrant had several problems and abuses. The average warrant had 20 problems, with one having as many as 65. [Link] The Pentagon wants to make its 5-year spending plan classified. [Link] Coronavirus States across the US are releasing some prisoners to try to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Most people being released are low-level and non-violent offenders. In New York, at least three child rapists have been released. [Link] The amount of money the US spends annually on nukes could pay for 300,000 ICU beds,...

News Roundup 2/3/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Trump places visa bans on people from Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar. People from Tanzania and Sudan are no longer eligible for diversity visas. [Link] Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Ukraine and told the country it will have support from the US. [Link] Pompeo traveled to Kazakhstan and pushed the country to take a more aggressive stance against China’s alleged abuse of the Uighur Muslim minority. [Link] Indonesia has deported an American journalist who had been jailed for 45 days. [Link] Venezuela Venezuela attempted to restore diplomatic connections with...

The Reductio ad Absurdum of Diversity

Pasted several paragraphs below is a letter to the Wall Street Journal from the chancellor of the University of California at Davis and the vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion. The letter reveals what they believe is the mission of a university and what their real agenda is regarding diversity.  No doubt, such thinking is shared throughout the California system and across academia. The letter was in response to a previous commentary in the Journal by the chair of the university’s math department, who took exception to the university requiring new faculty members to sign an...

The Real Korean Question

Last year in June, Donald Trump met with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, in Singapore. Said Trump, We’re very proud of what took place today. I think our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean Peninsula is going to be a very much different situation than it has been in the past. We both want to do something. We both are going to do something. And we have developed a very special bond. So people are going to be impressed. People will be very happy and we’re going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. I want to thank Chairman Kim. Earlier...

News Roundup 6/5/19

US News A police officer has been charged for his inaction during the Parkland Shooting. [Link] A House panel adds a provision to the NDAA preventing the deployment of low-yield nuclear weapons. [Link] The US will spend $700,000 improving a military base in Germany. The military base has not decided how to spend the money. [Link] The State Department approves the sale of $1.67 billion in F-16s to Bulgaria. [Link]   Asia South Korea, the Philippines, New Zealand, and Japan are building up their military in response to actions by Great Powers. [Link] The US agrees to sell 34 surveillance...

News Roundup 5/1/19

Russiagate Phil Giraldi explains how the deep state worked against Trump. [Link] Larry Johnson details the FBI informants that appear in the Mueller Report. [Link] Venezuela The US sanctions Venezuela’s foreign minister. [Link] Juan Guaido attempted to overthrow Maduro. Guaido was joined by opposition leader Lopez and a few dozen troops. Thousands of protesters joined Guaido. The coup fizzled without posing a serious threat to Maduro. Massive pro-Maduro protesters turned out to defend the presidential palace. During the protests, a Venezuelan military vehicle ran over some opposition...

George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery

After former President George H.W. Bush died late last year, he was widely hailed as a great leader and patriot. At the National Cathedral funeral service, biographer Jon Meachan declared that Bush was a “twentieth-century Founding Father.” The minister of Bush’s church in Houston compared him to Jesus. Bush’s gentlemanly manners were lauded by many people outraged by President Trump’s behavior. But there was far more Trump-like demagoguery and conniving during Bush’s presidency than most Americans remember. Bush was the most protectionist president since Herbert Hoover. Like Trump, he...

News Roundup 4/23/19

US News Peter Van Buren: Mueller Time is Finally Over The 4th Appeals Court denied Chelsea Manning bail. [Link] Tulsi Gabbard discusses her efforts to legalize marijuana. [Link] The Navy covered up the reason for the Cold War-era explosion on the USS Iowa that killed dozens of sailors. The Navy apologized to a sailor blamed for causing the explosion. [Link] 1,700 Marines deployed to Australia for training. [Link]   Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan Easter bombing hit six different sites - three churches and three hotels - in coordinated attacks. There were seven suicide bombers. At least three...

Ralph Raico Therapy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj2sy0WXNIk "For the first time Americans are now paying attention to foreign policy and they say, 'Wow, there are such crazy people in the world.  Here we were minding our own business... we were on a picnic when the thing happened, and here these crazy people want to attack us.'  Go figure, human nature, 'Americans are the most peaceful, sweetest, most generous people in the world, people who love their children...' basically good guys, and here these people are trying to attack us." A little sarcasm to cure my Pearl Harbor blues. The Japanese didn't...

News Roundup 5/17/18

The police officer who retired after failing to enter the Parkland school during the school shooting will receive a $100,000/annual pension. [Link] The Senate passes a bill that reverses the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality. [Link] North Korea postpones talks with South Korea because of US war games. [Link] North Korea issues a statement criticizing NSA John Bolton. Bolton has proposed that North Korea engage in Libyan-style denuclearisation. [Link] ISIS claims responsibility for a sword attack in Indonesia. Four attackers and one police officer were killed. [Link] The US and...

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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.”

News Roundup 8/11/2022

US News Advisers at 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade racked up at least 60 misconduct offenses, including incidents with alcohol, drugs and adultery; a battalion commander was fired; members of one advising team are facing punishment for their behavior in...

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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...

Conflicts of Interest

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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