The imbecilic notion of limited government

October 30, 2014
Zero Gov
by Bill Buppert   Zero Gov

"A week until the latest slave ballots are cast and then I can stop being surrounded by the annual nonsense of voting for vandals. I can't drive anywhere in my small burg without spying all the campaign litter cluttering the roadside trumpeting the joys of selecting either dumb or dumber to rob you, tell you what to do and wage war on everything you do or say." (10/29/14)  

Jerusalem: Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Arab suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

October 30, 2014
Reuters     Reuters

"Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced Israel's actions as 'tantamount to a declaration of war' and his Fatah party called for a 'day of rage' on Friday." (10/30/14)  

The power of media: A libertarian perspective

October 30, 2014
Liberty Briefing
by Cathy Reisenwitz   Cathy Reisenwitz

"It's hard to even remember that at one time, not long ago, there were in most cities at most two or three newspapers. Which meant maybe 60 journalists and five or ten columnists telling the biggest cities' readers what to think, know, and care about. Between then and now blogging and mircoblogging displaced newspapers as the default source of news for the average American. Every single American now has easy, free access to news and opinion from literally millions of sources. What that means, among other things, is that each and every reporter, blogger, and pundit is now less powerful than they once were, because the increase in sheer numbers has diluted their potency." (10/30/14)  

If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain

October 30, 2014
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Jason Brennan   Bleeding Heart Libertarians

"Reich is repeating a common idea: you don't have the right to complain unless you vote. I assume here Reich means you forfeit your liberty or permission right to complain, not your claim right. That is, he's asserting that if you don't vote, you should not complain, not that if you don't vote, then it would be permissible for the government to stop you from complaining. But why would you forfeit your right to complain if you don't vote?" (10/30/14)  

Burkina Faso: Protesters set parliament ablaze

October 30, 2014
BBC News [UK state media]     BBC News

"Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set fire to parliament. Correspondents say the city hall and ruling party headquarters are also in flames. A huge crowd is surging towards the presidential palace and the main airport has been shut. MPs have suspended a vote on changing the constitution to allow Mr Compaore to stand for re-election next year." (10/30/14)  

How profit benefits the public

October 30, 2014
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard Parsons   Future of Freedom Foundation

"My first experience with profit was when I started working fresh out of college. My company paid a bonus to the workers if we made a profit. Boy, we worked hard to make a profit and were excited about the bonus. All of a sudden, profit was great! I have since learned that profit plays an incredibly important role in the world and that corporate profit is not evil. Profit is simply a motive and incentive." (10/30/14)  

NATO, Russia put on Cold War style air-intercept show

October 30, 2014
ABC News    

"NATO intercepted at least 19 Russian aircraft flying far outside Russia's airspace today, worrying the organization's officials. 'These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace,' NATO said in a statement released this afternoon. The Russian fighter jets and bombers were seen flying in three different regions. The intercepts came a week after widespread reports that a Russian submarine may have been spotted off the coast of Sweden." (10/29/14)  

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