On attacking ISIS

February 27, 2015
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Kevin Vallier   kevinvallier

"Libertarians are rightly skeptical of military interventions. A simple reason is that military interventions tend to do more harm than good. This simple reason was enough to justify opposition to the war in Iraq. Saddam Hussein was horrible, but the prospects of instability and civil war were always high. And, indeed, intervention in Iraq did more harm than good. At least one hundred thousand Iraqis are dead, and the government that replaced Saddam is unstable and fractious, unable to maintain basic territorial integrity in certain areas. And now ISIS runs much of Iraq. So when people suggest military intervention against ISIS, we have good reason to be skeptical. But I think we have less reason than usual." (02/26/15)


Germany: Parliament votes to extend Greek bailout

February 27, 2015
RTE News [Ireland]    

"The German parliament has voted to extend the Greek bailout for another four months. A total of 542 members of the Bundestag voted in favour of the proposal with 32 against and 13 abstentions. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble earlier urged his country's politicians to approve the bailout extension, saying it was no easy decision but necessary." (02/27/15)


Spain: Government to deport 34 members of violent street gangs

February 27, 2015
Idaho Press-Tribune    

"Spain says it plans to deport 34 top members of violent Latin American street gangs operating in the Spanish capital. The Interior Ministry delegate for Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes, said the expulsions aim to prevent gangs like the Netas or the Latin Kings from getting a foothold in the city. In a statement, Cifuentes said the 34 belong to five gangs. Details of their nationalities were not available." (02/26/15)


Screwed by seniors

February 27, 2015
by Veronique de Rugy   Veronique de Rugy

"Remember Occupy Wall Street, when thousands across the country took to the streets, sleeping in tents to protest the ultra-rich 1 percent? The occupiers' frustration was real, but their ire was misdirected. They should have launched an Occupy the AARP movement instead. Government policies that transfer cash from the relatively young and poor to the relatively old and wealthy are the real scandal." (for publication 03/15)


UK: Leaked document reveals attempt to recruit North Korean spy

February 27, 2015
Knoxville Times    

"British spy agency MI6 wanted to recruit a North Korean asset with the help of South Africa to collect top-secret information on the secretive communist country's nuclear programme, according to a series of leaked diplomatic cables. The spy agency offered a potential asset a 'long term clandestine relationship in return for payment' but never heard back from him after a first meeting to discuss the possibility of working for MI6 also known as Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)." (02/26/15)


Freedom Feens, 02/26/15

February 27, 2015
Freedom Feens

"Davi Barker and Michael W. Dean have a laid-back yet spirited show about Libertarians Against Humanity, and hacking 'MUH ROADS!'" (02/26/15)


The great LA gambit

February 27, 2015
Show-Me Institute
by Michael Rathbone   Show-Me Institute

"The battle for the L.A. market is joined! According to NBCSanDiego, the Chargers are working with the Oakland Raiders. Their goal: a new stadium in the L.A. area (Carson, California, to be precise). Of course, their home cities can talk them out of it, for the right price. It's not shocking that teams other than the Rams might want to move to Los Angeles. L.A. is the country's second largest media market, and with that comes a lot of TV money. However, still color me skeptical about the whole thing. I think (and I'm not alone) this is more of a ruse for the Chargers and the Raiders to extract sweetheart stadium deals from their home cities." (02/26/15)


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