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Sheldon Richman: To be or not to be a Jewish state, that is the question.

Matt Agorist: family facing $2,500 per day fine for firewood stored on property meant for the sick and elderly.

Chris Calton: All human beings, not just capitalists, are self-interested.

WND: Child abusing mother began forcing transgender lifestyle on little boy when he was 3, accused the father of child abuse for “not affirming” the boy to be a girl.

James Caspian: Why detransitioners frighten trans activists.

Activist Post: Special ed students secretly restrained, labeled “high-level threats.”

Sayer Ji: Covering up the causes of breast cancer since 1985: AstraZeneca’s BCAM.

Arjun Walia: Congressman confronts Zuckerberg about censoring information on vaccine safety.

GreenMedInfo: Major journal warns calling breastfeeding “natural” will discourage vaccine and formula use.

Veronique de Rugy: Democrat wealth tax proposals demonstrate economic ignorance.

James Devereaux: How free trade increases peaceful interactions between nations.

Aaron Kesel: The deep state is assassinating Julian Assange.

Daniel McAdams: Lindsey Graham says, “Steal Syria’s oil to pay for U.S. occupation!”

William Astore: The militarization of everything.

WND: CNN fake news vs. ABC fake news.

Marcus Weisgerber: As secret Pentacon spending rises, defense firms cash in.

Jeffrey Harding: The late great state of California.

Richard Ebeling: The NBA’s China problem due to political control over markets.

And The Last Refuge: stunning court-filing by Mike Flynn defense attorney Sydney Powell.

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Jacob Hornberger discusses Max Boot and vicarious courage in Syria, and says that politicians live in a parallel universe.

Craig Murray on what he saw when Julian Assange appeared in court in the U.K.

Caitlin Johnstone says that only cowards and sadists support the persecution of Assange.

Zero Hedge with an article on CIA analysts lawyering up as Brennan, Clapper ensnared in Russiagate probe.

Jon Rappoport on Apple kneeling before China.

Health Impact News with an article on an Arizona senator threatened by fellow lawmaker for stating that foster kids are being sold into sexual slavery, and an article on CPS medical kidnappings and sex trafficking in Philadelphia.

John Walsh on paternalistic noninterventionism, Venezuela and Hong Kong.

Jonathan Cook says that Democrats helped cultivate the barbarism of ISIS.

Laurence Vance on religious discrimination.

WND with an article on court ruling that a mother can force her son into transgender life.

Richard Ebeling on collectivist revivalism and the new attack on liberty.

Robert Bridge says that the American “deep state” would sooner sacrifice the republic than lose again to Donald Trump.

Michael Snyder on civil unrest all over the world.

Matt Taibbi on Hillary accusing Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset.

And Zero Hedge with an article on Greta Thunberg sailing toward public criticism.

A Possible Libertarian Party Candidate for President

Occasionally I have been looking at Jacob Hornberger’s Jacob for Liberty website to see if there are any updates. He is contemplating a run for President on the Libertarian Party ticket. And I see that he has visited several state LP conventions this year, in Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

What? Massachusetts? Where the fascist Gov. Charlie Half-Baker rules? There’s a “Libertarian” Party in Massachusetts? I can’t believe it.

Anyway, the Libertarian Party national convention is next May, I believe.

And there is a terrific and informative interview of Jacob Hornberger by Ernest Hancock of Freedom’s Phoenix. It was a lively hour-long conversation. Hornberger recalled his previous presidential run, in the year 2000 in which he had exposed some possible ethical violations with the Harry Browne campaign. And apparently he doesn’t like the schmoozing aspects of trying to get the various factions of the Party together, such as the conservatives, the “leftist” libertarians, the anarchists and the minarchists, etc. But he does want to convince people to join him in attempting to bring the country back to its freedom roots, in which there were no income tax and no IRS, no Federal Reserve, no drug war, no welfare state, no warfare state, no “national security” state, etc. For over 100 years the U.S. was without those awful totalitarian things and there was much more freedom and the fastest rise in the standard of living in history.

On Ernest Hancock’s Freedom’s Phoenix website bio, by the way, there is this quote that I like:

“There are two types of people in the world,… Those who wish to be left alone and those who just won’t leave them alone. What type are you?”

Exactly.

Now, with the imposition of the income tax over 100 years ago, we have seen how that has enabled the crooks and fraudsters to use the U.S. government as their own personal apparatus of enrichment at the expense of the workers and producers of America. And the Federal Reserve has enabled the banksters to do the same.

Without the income tax and Federal Reserve we probably could not have had all the entries of U.S. government/military into foreign wars that were instigated by false flags or otherwise deception. Trillions of dollars could not have been wasted and squandered on social programs, research grants, forced welfare redistribution, a “war on drugs” and a war on immigration and the current police state we have now.

With the income tax-theft as the biggest enabler of criminality ever in world history, getting rid of it would be the best thing not only for our freedom but our prosperity.

But the Democrats and Republicans don’t want to do that. They are two sides of the same statist/totalitarian coin.

Even the Libertarian Party in recent years has been pathologically wishy-washy on not just the income tax but all the other totalitarian fascist and socialist schemes that have been imposed on Americans for 100 years. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have been the worst of the worst (so far), in my view.

The truth is, Libertarianism is based on the non-aggression principle, self-ownership, private property, freedom of contract and voluntary association. Nothing about “social justice,” climate change, gay rights, whether people go to church or not, preventing drug addiction, saving the Middle East from its own repression, nope, none of that.

Libertarianism is about freedom. Just note the Freedom’s Phoenix quote above.

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Larken Rose writes: We are many, they are few: the Tiny Dot explained.

Jon Rappoport with the secret behind fake bipolar disease in children.

Joe Wright with news from the Constitution-Free Zone: border patrol using biometrics for “citizenship checks” in Maine.

Activist Post with an article on dishonest, criminal border patrol agents following Spanish-speaking people and attempting to entrap them.

Kevin Gosztola with an article on journalists who visited Julian Assange targeted by company spying on CIA’s behalf.

Lawrence Reed says, About that Che T-shirt…

Ryan McMaken says that taking a stand for “the people” usually means hurting actual people.

Barbara Boland imagines a Pence presidency: “Onward Christian Soldier.”

Matt Taibbi says the Ukrainegate “whistleblower” probably isn’t.

Bob Murphy has some tough questions for conservatives. (audio)

Joy Pullmann with an article on LGBT infiltration of school curricula.

Daniel Lacalle says that socialism is the greatest threat to the environment.

Former CIA officer Kevin Shipp says the Trump impeachment fiasco is like a KGB op, and he predicts that John Brennan will rat on Comey, Clapper, Obama, and all the rest.

Jacob Hornberger on the CIA versus Donald J. Trump.

Barry Brownstein on how to overcome your digital addiction.

Charles Burris on Google’s banning the Confederate flag while celebrating communists.

Retired NYPD officer John Baeza says that Gilligan’s Island may be the answer to police brutality.

Patrick Cockburn says the death toll in Iraq soars as pro-Iran gunmen “shooting protesters.”

The Hill with an article on a court ruling that FBI surveillance violated Americans’ rights.

Jonathan Turley on NBA defending China authoritarians and not the Hong Kong protesters.

Laurence Vance with the letter that CEOs ought to be writing

Walter Williams on idiotic environmental predictions.

Arjun Walia with multiple studies showing MMR and pertussis failure — they’re not even working.

And Whitney Webb discusses apparent Mossad foreknowledge of 9/11 attacks.

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James Bovard on how some people get hooked on foreign democracy crusades.

Jacob Hornberger comments on GE’s having to pay USGov for allegedly colluding with the Cubans.

Barry Brownstein on how the war on meat threatens your health and freedom.

Gary Galles says that markets rely on accurate and honest information — but governments want the opposite.

Donald Jeffries on the latest impeachment fiasco.

Veronique de Rugy says the FDA created illegal and dangerous vapes.

Bill Sardi on the immorality of forced vaccinations.

And Giorgio Cafieroand Lorenzo Carrieri reveal the real Saudi-Israeli relations.

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Laurence Vance explains how libertarians are different from liberals and conservatives.

John Shewchuck with a teacher-friendly guide to climate alarmism.

John Whitehead asks, Is the U.S. government the enemy of the people?

Richard Ebeling on the 70th year of Ludvig von Mises’s Human Action.

Bretigne Shaffer asks, Is vaccine safety too dangerous for us to discuss?

And Percy Greaves explains why employers can’t exploit the workers, even if they try.

Immigration and the Anti-Capitalistic Socialists on Conservative Talk Radio

I was listening to “Pat and Stu” filling in for Glenn Beck the other day, and they seemed to be glad that the Trump administration has cracked down on “illegal immigrants” by raiding places of employment. The talk radio Beck flunkies were even sounding like liberals in their show of concern for the “below-minimum wage” work the illegal people were being made to do.

I thought I was going to toss my cookies. These conservatives are pathetic. They’ll say anything and make anything up to justify their irrational anti-free market, anti-capitalistic mentality, and their anti-foreigner tribalism and collectivism.

As Jacob Hornberger and Robert Wenzel point out, the immigrants who were raided and arrested were not the “rapists and murderers” that Donald Trump was complaining about throughout the campaign in 2016. These people were arrested at their jobs, in places of employment, not the welfare office to get on the dole. They aren’t out on the streets selling drugs or engaged in sex trafficking like the now late Jeffrey Epstein allegedly. They are working and honestly providing for themselves and their families.

These immigrants are not criminals. But the people who are criminals are those government goons who are harassing them, violently seizing and detaining them and throwing them in a cage, just because the workers didn’t get the permission of the government to work where they wanted to work and attempting to make a better life for themselves and their families.

Socialism includes having to get government authorization to do what you want to do or go to where you want to go. So, like Rush Limbaugh and Howie Carr and the rest of the ignorant ditto-heads on the radio, “Pat and Stu” on the Beck show certainly qualify as socialists.

In contrast, a true capitalist believes in the free market, in which people sell their labor, goods or services to others and it’s between these traders as long as they are peaceful. They don’t get a government bureaucrat’s authorization or permission, like in the old Soviet Union, Cuba or New York City.

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Michael Rozeff thinks Elizabeth Warren is a communist.

The Hill with an article on DOJ releasing notes from official Bruce Ohr’s Russia probe interviews.

Bonnie Kristian says we don’t need the Taliban’s cooperation to end the U.S. government’s war in Afghanistan.

Caitlin Johnstone on calls for new “terrorism” laws.

Bob Murphy lecture on private military defense.

Richard Enos on infant vaccine death testimony mounting as we continue dissolving the illusions.

Aaron Kesel on Anonymous Bites Back radio show strikes against censorship.

Lee Friday says that no one has a right to a good reputation.

And Stu Tarlowe says that “Red Flag” laws just legitimize “swatting.”

Democrats Debate: Who Is Most Control Freak?

The Democrats running for President had more debates this week i.e. it was a kook fest, and I didn’t watch them because I stopped watching television in the mid-1990s. But I have heard many, many excerpts all week on the radio talk shows and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

I don’t know where to start, so I’ll just start with “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg. Well, so far the name “Pete” has not been good for Presidential aspirations (see Pete Wilson and Pete du Pont for instance). Let’s hope the trend continues here.

Mayor Pete tried to use a Bible verse as well as his economic ignorance to shame opponents of the minimum wage to accept his promise to create more unemployment by increasing the minimum wage.

He also made it a racial issue. But when the minimum wage goes up, that causes employers to have to cut those entry-level, low-skilled jobs because the employers can’t afford to pay those workers a wage that’s higher than what their jobs are worth. That is why we get higher unemployment, and entire businesses closing down, when minimum wage goes up by law.

The people most affected by this government-imposed mandatory minimum wage are the teenagers and young adults who are trying to get their very first work experience, trying to get their foot in the door. And it especially affects minorities in the cities.

So Buttigieg and the other interventionists are taking opportunities away from those young people. And teenagers (and many young adults as well) don’t need a “living wage,” by the way, because they are being supported by their parents. But they do need work experience, and if they don’t have it by age 20 or 22, they shouldn’t complain about not being able to find a higher-paying job after high school or college.

I think that most of these lying, dishonest politicians actually know these facts, but they pretend otherwise just for the sake of getting people to vote for them.

And Buttigieg is the one who criticized Donald Trump for getting out of the Vietnam War, but Buttigieg didn’t criticize the Vietnam War itself! Buttigieg criticized Trump for NOT going to some foreign country to kill innocent civilians for no good reason! Meanwhile, I think that each and every young person who got out of going to Vietnam or who went to Canada to avoid it should be PRAISED! They are heroes for not going over there and killing innocent people!

But Mayor Pete is a warmonger and doesn’t see it that way. Hmm, I wonder how many innocent civilians he killed in Afghanistan, a country that HE invaded along with the rest of the U.S. military, and for no good reason. Let’s hope the answer is zero. (Unlike the young Americans who were forced to invade and bomb and murder in Vietnam involuntarily because of the draft, the modern U.S. invaders and bombers and murderers in foreign countries have been doing so voluntarily.)

Anyway, I liked hearing Tulsi Gabbard pointing out that as a prosecutor and California attorney general Kamala Harass oversaw 1,500 marijuana arrests, and that she “blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so,” and that she “kept people in prison beyond their sentences to keep them as cheap labor for the state of California.”

And, I would add, Harris’s fascist anti-“truancy” law in which she arrested and jailed the parents of kids who missed too much school, i.e. were absent too many times from their mandatory government-indoctrination prison camps. (Just like the Germans, Kamala. Yay!) And just as Gabbard says that Harass laughed about jailing marijuana users, she also laughed about jailing the “truant” kids’ parents.

But there seem to be many libertarians who like Tulsi Gabbard for her looks anti-war positions, but she shows a lot of ignorance in that area as well. For instance, she says that the U.S. military shouldn’t be over in those foreign places for “regime change,” but to fight and “defeat al-Qaeda.” And she believes that Islamic fanaticism is to blame for the terrorism. So, she’s just as brainwashed as many people are since 9/11. She doesn’t seem to get that what causes the terrorism in the first place has been the U.S. government’s invading and bombing those countries over there, since well before 9/11 (see this and this).

Being extreme authoritarians, the Democrats seem to want to impose “Medicare for All” on the rest of us. They say they want to fix the medical care system, despite the fact that all their previous interventions have failed. For example, ObamaCare has been in effect for years now, so why is there still a problem?

The medical care system in America was the best in the world before Medicare and Medicaid came in and distorted the markets in medical care. The free market provided people with not only many choices, but because of the lack of government intrusions into medical care, doctors were financially able to provide free care for people who couldn’t afford it or who didn’t have insurance. Dr. Ron Paul was one of those who treated lower income people including minorities, for free. There were MANY doctors like that, way back when. Now, not so much.

But the truth is, these politicians don’t care about people being able to get medical care, as they propose all these terrible things just to get people to vote for them, and that’s it! As FDR said about Social Security or LBJ said about Medicare (or both), these kinds of government hand-outs are to ensure that more people will vote for THEM, for Democrats for all of eternity. That’s all that matters to these people, power and control. Expanded government powers gives them plenty of control.

More and more these power-mad politicians want to take choices away from the people, they want to make private insurance illegal (and soon private-practice medical care) and impose a one-size-fits-all scheme onto everyone, whether they like it or not.

The reason these government worshipers want so much control and want to force you into a “Medicare for All” scheme is that they want access to all your private medical information. They want “cradle to grave” control in medical care, and “cradle to career” tracking and surveillance in the young people as well.

The control freaks, including every hippie freak weirdo at these Democrat debates, want to intrude into every aspect of everybody’s private life, to “prevent discrimination,” to make sure everybody works toward a better social credit score like in China, to make sure that there is “no inequality” in society. Why? Because they are brainwashed social engineering fanatics. And that is why “Medicare for All” with these extremely crazy people.

And what the political elites really want is a two-tier medical system, in which the political class, their henchmen and all their little hangers-on will get the first-class care when they want it, and the rest of us get whatever the apparatchiks think we deserve, just like in the old Soviet Union.

It is just like the two-tiered judicial system we have now. Powerless people who are accused of something by the government get thrown in jail for life, while the elites, the political class get away with whatever they want to get away with. (See Jeffrey Epstein, Comey, Brennan, Lois Lerner, et al.)

And besides Mayor Pete, Kamala Harass, and Tulsi Gabtard, there are the scummy or just plain crazy crackpots, including “Beto” O’Rourke, Jay Inslee, Cory Shnooker, Gillibrand and Biden. But Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are outright communists. They seem to just want the government to have complete control over all industries, labor and employment, and property just like in the old Soviet Union. I’ve never seen a bunch of crazies, ignoramuses and psychopaths as we have in this bunch. They are just as bad as the Rethuglicans.

Speaking of the Rethugs and Trump, their intrusion policies of trade tariffs, debt and deficit spending cause, among other things, higher prices for consumers and thus they lower the standard of living for the society. Trump’s tax cuts, which expire in a few years for individuals, are only helpful in the short term and don’t mean very much in the long term, because Trump and the Republicans refuse to cut spending. They are irresponsible criminals, just like the thieving Democrats.

And Trump’s immigration and drug war police state are further eroding freedom and prosperity in America. Why don’t Democrats say anything about dismantling the Amerikan police state? The NSA, CIA, FBI, DHS, TSA, and more. They all need to go. But Democrats love the police state, as that is what their SovietCare program is all about.

Sadly, we never, ever hear anything from Democrats (or Rethugs) about freedom. Just more and more government control, and more and more police state. (Oh, and “Racist, Racist, Racist!” etc.) They all suck. Don’t vote for any of them, or for Trump. In fact, don’t vote at all!

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And Moon of Alabama says the U.S. stunt in Hong Kong will make other issues more difficult.