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6/3/22 Tom Secker on the Pentagon’s Control Over Top Gun: Maverick

 Download Episode. Scott interviewed British journalist Tom Secker about the Pentagon’s role in producing Top Gun: Maverick. The Department of Defense has an entire office set up to work with Hollywood. They give producers access to some military personnel as well as equipment in exchange for the final say over the script. Secker has gone through many documents over the years to find exactly what the military has changed in popular films. But with the Top Gun movies, the relationship is on a whole other level. Secker lays out the history of the first film, the sequel that got scrapped...

News Roundup 5/23/2022

US News The Pentagon misspent covid relief funds. [Link] The Biden administration official makes Colombia a major non-NATO ally. [Link] Russia Zelensky warns Russia will come for America if Ukraine falls. [Link] A Ukrainian court ordered the arrest in absentia of former President Viktor Yanukovich. [Link] The US announced that allied countries would supply Harpoon missiles and a launcher to Ukraine. [Link] Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will not depend on the West for anything and will increase ties with China. [Link] The US is considering sending special operations...

News Roundup 5/22/22

US News Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager admits the campaign was unsure if Russia interfered in the election, and Hillary approved giving the information to journalists anyway. [Link] Two Secret Service agents were sent home from South Korea after one assaulted a taxi driver while drunk. [Link] Haiti Recent gang clashes in Haiti killed nearly 200 people. [Link] Russia The $40 billion aid package to Ukraine includes more high-end weapons. [Link] The Pentagon says Ukraine is effectively using the Howitzers it gave to its military. [Link] A Ukrainian official said the US is working on...

News Roundup 5/19/2022

US News Republicans are pushing back on Biden’s plan to retire the B83 nuclear weapon. [Link] The Biden administration pauses plans to roll out a disinformation board. [Link] Pentagon Press Sec John Kirby is moving to the White House National Security Council. [Link] Russia Turkey blocks the start of talks for NATO membership for Finland and Sweden. [Link] Turkey says its opposition to membership is firm. [Link] NATO believes all members will quickly approve of the two Nordic states joining. [Link] Finland says it will not host nuclear weapons or NATO bases. [Link] Activists who support...

News Roundup 5/17/2022

Cuba Biden will expand the number of flights to Cuba and restate a family reunification program ended by Trump. [Link] Russia The Senate passes the $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. [Link] NATO pledges open-ended military support to Ukraine. [Link] France, Germany, and Italy favor a diplomatic end to the war in Ukraine. [Link] Russia says there are no ongoing talks with Ukraine. [Link] Treasury Secretary Yellen called for tariffs on Russian fuel imports. [Link] China Yellen called on the West to band together to combat Chinese business practices. [Link] The US and Japan plan to release...

As Military Aid and Intel Sharing Increases, the U.S. Sleepwalks into the Russia-Ukraine War

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Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the U.S. has significantly escalated its support for Kyiv, both militarily and rhetorically, reflecting a growing mission creep that comes with the risk of provoking Moscow. Early on in the invasion, the U.S. was wary of confirming details of military aid, intelligence sharing, and training of Ukrainian forces. But now, U.S. officials are speaking openly about how Washington is helping Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Last week, anonymous U.S. officials speaking to the media claimed U.S. intelligence had helped Ukrainian forces kill Russian...

News Roundup 5/11/2022

US News The CDC estimates 107,000 Americans died from overdoses in 2021. [Link] Bodycam footage shows police killing a 75-year-old woman with dementia. [Link] The Pentagon tested microwave anti-drone weapons. [Link] Russia The White House says the next aid package to Ukraine should be passed by May 19. [Link] The House passes a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. [Link] Senator Tuberville says the US is risking war in Ukraine. [Link] Ukraine’s Kherson region leader appeals to Moscow for admission into the Russian Federation. [Link] Boris Johnson pushed Zelensky not to make an agreement...

News Roundup 5/6/2022

Brazil CIA Director William Burns told the Brazilian president not to cast doubts over the integrity of Brazil’s election. [Link] Russia Adam Kinzinger is struggling to enlist co-sponsors for his Russia war bill. [Link] Zelensky invites German leaders to Kiev in an effort to improve ties. [Link] Sweden says it received security assurances from the US for its NATO application period. [Link] The Russian Ambassador to the US said NATO is not taking the threat of nuclear war seriously enough. [Link] The New York Times reports the US is giving Ukraine intelligence to help kill Russian...

News Roundup 5/1/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Paypal bans Consortium News The FBI conducted millions of warrantless data searches last year. [Link] The FDA moves forward with a proposal to ban menthol cigarettes. [Link] The Biden administration creates a disinformation board. [Link] The Coast Guard stopped a boat carrying 64 Haitian migrants. [Link] Russia Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the next aid package will give Biden additional powers to seize and sell the assets of Russians. [Link] The Pentagon sees no evidence Russia plans to use nuclear weapons. [Link] Pentagon shipping long-range artillery to fight in...

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News Roundup 6/27/2022

US News An Afghan prisoner who was held in US custody for nearly 15 years without charge was released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center and returned to Afghanistan. [Link] Ukraine War  President Joe Biden said Sunday that the Group of Seven will ban Russian...

This Week At The Libertarian Institute

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Week of Action on Yemen

Scott Horton and the Libertarian Party, among others, are whipping up support for a week of action to end US involvement in the Yemen War. And you can help. H.J. Res. 87 was introduced on May 31. The bill would "direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from...

Actually, Socialism IS When The Government Does Stuff

https://youtu.be/_-6CyEYetxM How is something to be owned by “the community as a whole?” Ownership means that you get to decide what is done with something. If you and I disagree on who gets to eat your apple, then whatever you decide will take precedence, because it...

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6 Progressive Myths About History (w/ Lawrence W. Reed)

https://youtu.be/HsXj83JNUb4 In May 1939, Treasury Secretary Henry J. Morgenthau Jr., one of Franklin Roosevelt's best friends, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee: "I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as...

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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...

National Review Senior Editor Turns Rothbardian Ep. 220

https://youtu.be/sJXF9jgj1L4 Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute and longtime friend and guest of the show Keith Knight joins me in this week's episode to review an article by Joseph Sobran. Sobran was the Senior Editor of the National Review, but questioned...

Patrick MacFarlane on the Hrvoje Moric Show Ep. 219

https://youtu.be/yI1ND-TJR8g This week's episode is a mirror of my recent appearance on the Hrvoje Moric Show on Tnt Radio. We discuss the war in Ukraine, China, and the brave new world we are sleepwalking into. Hrvoje is the host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast....

Empire of Death: America’s Moral Bankruptcy Ep. 218

https://youtu.be/7yZEk73JdVo In this episode, I take a deeper dive on my latest editorial up at the Libertarian Institute, share my experience at Chillderburg, introduce my new newsletter website, and thank several outlets that have started reprinting my Libertarian...

Year Zero

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...

Love and Fear w/Courtenay Turner

Courtenay and I talk ESG, intentional communities, motivations, elites, and the future. Courtenay Twitter Courtenay Turner Podcast Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Shadowy Figures Surrounding 9/11 w/Adam Fitzgerald

Adam Fitzgerald joined me to discuss the less talked about aspects of 9/11. We spent most of our time discussing the characters involved and around the event. We could have gone for hours on this subject, but as you will hear, I hit a wall at the 2 hour mark. Adam...

A Conversation with Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick joined me again. In this episode we discuss Ukraine Russia, China, culture, democrats, republicans, and traditional family. Liberty Weekly Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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