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Pentagon Seeks to Scrap Problematic Littoral Combat Ships in 2023

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The Pentagon's 2023 budget proposal calls for retiring 24 ships to make way for more expensive vessels. All nine of the Navy's Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) would be among those scrapped.   The LCS program has been plagued with issues. The most serious are failures in the population system. Last year, a major defect was found in the transmission, causing new ship deliveries to be halted. The frequent issues have led to the nickname "little crappy ships." Many of the Freedom-class crafts to be cut are the newest in the American fleet, with five ships commissioned in the past...

COI #166: The Architects of the Afghan War Failed Upwards

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On COI #166, Scott Spaulding – host of Why I'm Antiwar – returns to the show for the third installment of the 'Villains of the Afghan War' series. Scott breaks down the role of David Kilcullen, the godfather of counterinsurgency under the Bush administration. Kilcullen found himself in a high-ranking position that he exploited to push his own COIN policy. While his approach failed and the Afghan War ended in disaster, Kilcullen is still named as an expert and continues to profit off the military-industrial complex.  Scott discusses USAID official James Derleth’s part in the Afghan...

COI #80 – Foiled “Militia Plot” Fuels DC Security Theater

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On COI #80, Kyle and Will cover liberal war hawk Neera Tanden's failed bid to lead the Office of Management and Budget. While she faced opposition on both sides of the aisle, senators largely pointed to her aggressive Twitter posts, passing over her more egregious actions and statements over the years. The White House has nonetheless promised her some position in the Biden administration. Joe Biden came under fire after refusing to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. In defending that decision, press secretary Jen Psaki claimed...

Don’t Bailout The Share Buyback Queens

From Wolf Richter at Wolf Street. The Trump administration is considering a $850-billion stimulus package (bailout) for corporate America. This includes a bailout for the airline industry - the same airline industry that spent the past few years spending cash and borrowed money on share buybacks. "The S&P 500 companies, including those that are now asking for huge bailouts from taxpayers and from the Fed, have blown, wasted and incinerated together $4.5 trillion with a T in cash to buy back their own shares just since 2012." Now the Fed is worried, but Fed policy helped create this...

Christopher Tapp Suing Idaho Falls Police Over Wrongful Murder Conviction

The cops, DAs and judges from Idaho Falls ought to all be caged like the criminals they are for the next 20 years to pay for what they did to this innocent man. Instead the same people responsible will be their own judges, will hand themselves immunity and then if anything will pay Tapp a pittance from the taxpayers rather than from any of the guilty. Read Will Grigg on the story of this innocent man's persecution...

WATCH: NYPD Attacks Innocent Mom, Rips Baby from Her Arms, Taxpayers Shell Out $625k

New York, NY — Jazmine Headley and her one-year-old son waited in a Brooklyn public assistance office last year for two hours in an attempt to receive some aid. That aid would never come, however, as an appalling video shows, police would show up, rip Headley’s baby from her arms and then arrest the mother. Now, instead of the cops who savagely attacked an innocent mother and her baby facing accountability, the taxpayers of New York are shelling out $625,000. “I am very pleased that Ms. Headley will receive a settlement that reflects both the harm that came to her and her son and an...

The Police Are The Most Dangerous Criminals in Society

All you gotta do is read the Free Thought Project: Autistic Boy Heartbroken After Cops Raid Wrong Home, Kill His Boxer Service Dog High-Ranking Officer Arrested on Over 600 Counts of Child Sexual Abuse Taxpayers to Be Held Liable After Cop Shows Up to Mass Shooting, Kills Hero Who Stopped It It's like this every day over...

Cops Dump 10 Rounds Into 82yo Partially Deaf Man Because ‘He Couldn’t Hear Them’

Gary, IN — An 82-year-old “granddaddy” is currently fighting for his life after police opened fire on him Sunday night. According to the family, the elderly victim is partially deaf and couldn’t hear the police commands, so they filled him full of holes. According to police, they responded to a call Sunday afternoon after someone reported a man with a gun. According to the family, Melvin Bouler, 82, was getting into his car and leaving when police arrived. As ABC 7 reports, Adjanay Okoe is not related to Bouler by blood, but said he’s taken care of her since she was a child and thinks of...

Innocent Man Rots In Jail For Two Years on False Charges

Easily disprovable false charges, as they eventually were. It goes without saying, but should be said that not one person involved in this travesty will ever be held accountable for their crimes in any way. Not the bearer of false witness, not the cops, not the DAs, not the Judge either. Possibly local taxpayers will be forced to pay up, but as we all know, that's the closest thing -- a million light-years -- to accountability this man will ever...

Proof That “the Rich” Aren’t Going to Fund the Tidal Wave of New Spending

So, $47 billion on free college tuition; $1 trillion for new infrastructure; $1.4 trillion to write off student loan debt; at least $7 trillion on a Green New Deal; $32 trillion on “Medicare for All.” By one estimate, these new spending proposals total an estimated $42.5 trillion over the next decade. And this is on top of federal budget deficits, which are projected to rise from $779 billion to $1.37 trillion annually over the same period. Who is going to pay for all this? "The Rich" Won’t Pay for It All “The rich” is one currently popular answer. New York’s high-profile Rep....

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News Roundup 8/18/2022

US News Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22 Osprey aircraft fleet has been grounded over unknown issues with the clutch. Defense News China A top US military commander said Tuesday that the US must “contest” China’s missile launches over Taiwan that were...

News Roundup 8/17/2022

US News The Department of Education will forgive student loans for ITT Technical Institute students from January 1, 2005 until it closed in 2016. Over 200,000 former attendees of the school will have $3.9 billion forgiven. Market Watch The Army transferred control of...

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Attention Fellow Philosophers: The Protestant Libertarian Podcast

On a recent episode of The Protestant Libertarian Podcast, Alex Bernardo and Laurie Calhoun discuss the MIC, its cultish features, the war on terror, Ukraine, war propaganda, and what to do about all of it. This relatively new podcast also has episodes on Ludwig...

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...

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COI #312: UN Peacekeepers Commit Rampant Sexual Crimes in DR Congo

On COI #312, Kyle Anzalone discusses the Congo, Russia and China. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe...

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...

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10 Debunked Conspiracy Theories Democrats Still Believe!

https://youtu.be/DG99R2dB8eg The problem with political decisions isn’t that most of us don’t get our own way. It’s also that these decisions are usually imposed on us against our will, by threats of violence...Democracy, as we practice it, is unjust. We expose...

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...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Josh Rogin, Propagandist Ep. 228

https://youtu.be/KOfe5385Pjw In this episode, I profile one of this era's most influential neoconservative voices, Josh Rogin. Rogin is a twice weekly columnist at the CIA Washington Post, where he advocates for US interventionism in every possible foreign...

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

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