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News Roundup 7/16/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Joe Biden says he is open to getting rid of the Senate filibuster. [Link] Tommy Tuberville beats Jeff Sessions in the Alabama Republican Senate primary. [Link] Trump announces the arrest of several MS-13 gang members. One member was charged with terrorism-related offensives. [Link] The Federal government executed a man for the first time in 17 years. [Link] Banks are set to make $18 billion processing the small business stimulus loans. [Link] The federal deficit in June was only smaller than the total deficit in five years. [Link] Foreign Policy The CIA has conducted a series of...

The Very Worst Joe Biden Clip of All by Far

I'm not sure why this one doesn't get more attention, especially by good haters -- maybe it's just because it's too disgusting to look at or have to remember. The little girl in the black and red dress knows what he is doing to her as his hand moves from her shoulder to her chest. She raises her elbow in defense and steps forward and to the left. As the Twitterer below puts it, "in front of her entire family." https://twitter.com/RAMRANTS/status/930066633661464576 Shoot, this one is almost as bad. https://twitter.com/RAMRANTS/status/930071642784514048 The entire thread is absolutely...

11/27/18 George Joseph on the Rise in Federal Gun Prosecutions

Journalist George Joseph talks to Scott about the significant ramp up in federal gun prosecutions during Jeff Sessions' tenure, and continuing even now that he's gone. The idea behind his program was to target the "trigger-pulling" criminals, but in reality it targets a lot of people with previous drug possession charges, who might normally be able to own a gun, but are now forbidden from doing so because of their records. Many of the cases have even already been adjudicated at the state level, and are simply being brought up again at the federal. Scott and Joseph think this is probably...

Trump: Gun Grabber

On the evening of Nov. 30, 2015, Adarius Montrells Sims of Birmingham, Alabama, was driving his gold Grand Am home. Tired after hanging out all night, he fell asleep at the wheel. The car crashed, and medics found Sims unconscious. After the crash, a police officer peering into the wreck spotted a .40 caliber pistol on the passenger-side floorboard. Police ran Sims’s name and saw he had two prior marijuana possession convictions, a record that made that gun illegal in Alabama. But Sims hadn’t hurt anyone and his record was nonviolent. So he was sent to a gun court rehabilitation program,...

FPF #271 – Antiwar Democrats guest Joanne Leon

On FPF #271, Joanne Leon joins the show to discuss the antiwar movement and the Democratic Party. Joanne gives a recent history of the Democratic Party and the divisions within the party. Joanne explains who is who in the party and what factions of the party may be allies with the antiwar movement. Joanne and Kyle review the midterm election results on the left side of the aisle and the firing of Jeff Sessions.  Joanne is the host of the Around the Empire Podcast. Links FPF #211 - Russiagate guests Dan Wright & Joanne Leon Cenk Uyger on the Democratic...

TGIF: What Does Trump Have Against Children?

I hate the children being taken away. --Donald Trump Finally, a tweet we can believe. Trump does seem to hate those immigrant children; he must because they're part of the "infestation" he's so alarmed about. But now he's relented. Or has he? A cursory reading of Trump's executive order seems to indicate it. But in the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar in The Return of the Jedi, "It's a trap!" -- a trick to save Republican bacon in the November congressional mid-term elections. Trump still wants a zero-tolerance policy of criminal prosecution for all "illegal entry" (which logically is not...

'Enforcing the Law' Doesn't Justify Separating Migrant Children from their Parents

The Trump administration recently adopted a "zero tolerance" policy under which undocumented immigrants apprehended by federal officials are forcibly separated from their children. In April and May alone, almost 2000 children were torn from their parents and detained separately, often under cruel conditions likely to cause trauma and inflict longterm developmental damage. Attorney General Jeff Sessions claims that separation of families is justified by the need to enforce the law, and even asserts that the administration's policy is supported by the Bible. I will leave the Biblical issues...

News Roundup 6/1/18

Trump gives Dinesh D'Souza a full pardon. [Link] Trump imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico, Canada, and the EU. [Link] The TSA has a secret list of travelers the TSA finds problematic. [Link] James Bovard explains why the TSA groping countless Americans is pointless. [Link] Jeff Sessions' zero tolerance immigration policy has led to mass trials and children taken from their parents. [Link] US Customs seized $58,000 from a 64-year-old man without charging him with a crime. [Link] New information about the US involvement in the war on Yemen means the US needs to reexamine the Yemen...

WaPo Debunks the Non-Scandal of “Anglo-American” Law

In a recent speech, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a passing reference to the "Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement". Naturally, this sparked outrage and new accusations that Sessions is racist. Those accusations may be well-founded, but this is about the weakest evidence that could be offered to support them. A solid new piece at The Washington Post explains why. In short, descriptions of the US legal system as "Anglo-American" are actually quite mainstream, appearing routinely in legal arguments and even Supreme Court opinions. The reason this description is common is because...

WaPo Debunks the Non-Scandal of "Anglo-American" Law

In a recent speech, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a passing reference to the "Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement". Naturally, this sparked outrage and new accusations that Sessions is racist. Those accusations may be well-founded, but this is about the weakest evidence that could be offered to support them. A solid new piece at The Washington Post explains why. In short, descriptions of the US legal system as "Anglo-American" are actually quite mainstream, appearing routinely in legal arguments and even Supreme Court opinions. The reason this description is common is because...

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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...

White House Considering Reducing or Increasing Tariffs on China

Reuters reports President Joe Biden is considering a range of options of what to do with the current tariffs on China. For months, the administration has considered cutting tariffs on Beijing to relieve inflation in the US. However, Biden is considering new tariffs as...

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....

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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...

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Conflicts of Interest

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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