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A note from the publisher

November 25, 2015
Posted in News

Dear readers,

This is our final edition prior to the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend. You never know, there might be one or more "weekend special editions" ... but if there aren't, please know that we at RRND/FND are thankful for YOU!

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Have a great weekend; we wish you safe travels and a joyful holiday.

Yours in liberty,
Tom Knapp
Rational Review News Digest / Freedom News Daily


Putin: “Serious consequences” coming after Turks shoot down Russian jet

November 25, 2015
Independent [UK]    
Posted in News

"Vladimir Putin has said there will be 'serious consequences' to Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet. The Russian President repeated his military's claim that the Su-24 plane was inside Syrian borders but Ankara has insisted it violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. 'Today's loss is a stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists,' Mr Putin told a press conference as he hosted King Abdullah of Jordan in Sochi." (11/24/15)  

Turkey’s stab in the back

November 24, 2015
Justin Raimondo
by Justin Raimondo  
Posted in Commentary

"Putin's accusation that this is 'a stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists' is absolutely correct -- but he isn't just talking about Turkey, whose Islamist regime has been canoodling with the terrorists since the start of the Syria civil war. Washington and its allies, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar -- who have been directly aiding ISIS as well as the 'moderate' head-choppers -- is indirectly responsible for the downing the Russian plane -- including a barbaric attack on the rescue helicopter, which was downed by a US-provided TOW missile launcher. Yes, folks, your tax dollars are going to support Islamist crazies in Syria. The same people who attacked Paris are being aided and abetted by the US -- and if that isn't a criminal act, then there is no justice in this world." (11/24/15)  

Tunisia: Regime declares state of emergency after bus explosion kills 12

November 24, 2015
Globe & Mail [Canada]    
Posted in News

"Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital after an explosion Tuesday struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others. The government described it as a terrorist attack. The blast on a tree-lined avenue in the heart of Tunis is a new blow to a country that is seen as a model for the region but has struggled against Islamic extremist violence." (11/24/15)  

The LAVA Flow Podcast, 11/24/15

November 24, 2015
The LAVA Flow Podcast The LAVA Flow Podcast
Posted in Commentary

"In this forthnight's episode, Uber is being shut out in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but the citizens are not taking it laying down, what's in the news with news on ballistic fingerprinting, vets getting medical marijuana, and the government using asset forfeiture to steal more than criminals, and an Ancap App segment on" (11/24/15)  

Ban encryption? It’s an impossible idea whose time will never come

November 24, 2015
JD Tuccille Reason
by JD Tuccille  
Posted in Commentary

"Unwilling to let a good crisis go to waste, government officials have played on public fears to suggest bogus links between the Paris attacks and privacy-protecting technology like encryption and bitcoin. It's all in an effort to deny the benefits of those technology to people who don't want to live under constant state scrutiny. The one saving grace is that these technologies were developed in the expectation that governments would pull exactly such stunts, and are well positioned to resist government controls." (11/24/15)  

Scapegoating Snowden

November 24, 2015
Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  
Posted in Commentary

"James Woolsey, a former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), blames the recent terror attacks in Paris that killed 129 people on Edward Snowden, the hero who blew the whistle on systematic government constitutional violations involving unlawful spying on all Americans. ... according to Woolsey, there would have been no terror attacks in Paris or elsewhere if only Edward Snowden had kept his mouth shut about unconstitutional and criminal activities in the U.S. government intelligence agencies. Snowden is the scapegoat who ought to be sacrificed to atone for the sins of the U.S. government." (11/23/15)  

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