Free Talk Live, 05/03/16

May 4, 2016
Free Talk Live
by   Free Talk Live

"Unpaid Legislatures? :: Cruz Done For? :: Scumbag Politicians :: College Scam :: How Penn Jillette Came to Libertarianism :: Peaceniks Embracing Aggression :: Government Theater :: How We Came to Liberty :: Cornell :: Feens MP3 Player :: Open Source Licenses :: Not-Libertarian :: Cruz Drops Out." (05/03/16)

https://soundcloud.com/freetalklive/free-talk-live-2016-05-03  

Trump voters slap the elites in the face

May 4, 2016
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger   Jacob G Hornberger

"No doubt some of Trump's supporters like the ugly parts of his message -- e.g., the attacks on immigrants or free trade. But undoubtedly there are also lots of people who are just sick and tired of where the mainstream party establishments, experts, pundits, commentators, and editorial boards have taken our country for the past several decades -- down the dark road to torture, assassination, death, destruction, bombing, regime changes, invasions, occupations, forever war, refugee crises, secret surveillance schemes, new enemies, ever-increasing budgets for the Pentagon and the CIA, and ever-increasing spending and debt that is bringing our nation ever closer to bankruptcy, just like Greece and Puerto Rico." (05/04/16)

http://fff.org/2016/05/04/trump-voters-slapped-elites-face/  

Can this be real?

May 4, 2016
Liberty Unbound
by Wayland Hunter   Liberty Unbound

"Like millions of other people, I'm used to regarding the current presidential campaign as something I see on television -- a long-running show that isn't nearly as good as the original Law and Order, and is much farther removed from reality. But now I'm convinced that this thing is real. It isn't just a drama about Martians invading the earth. The Martians are actually here. Beings called Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will actually be nominated for the highest office in the secular world." (05/03/16)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1547  

Government officials are determined to turn vapers into scofflaws

May 4, 2016
Reason
by JD Tuccille   JD Tuccille

"It shouldn't be surprising that, even as researchers endorse the harm-reduction potential of e-cigarettes and a prominent British medical group flat-out endorses their use, government officials are doing their best to make vaping difficult and expensive, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stands poised to impose what are widely expected to be burdensome regulations on the popular smoking substitute. After all, what good is a pleasurable pastime without a little taste of prohibition? Or, at least, that seems to be about as far as official 'thinking' ventures. If officials are successful in their efforts to tangle vaping in red tape, you can expect the public reaction to be as defiant as always." (05/03/16)

http://reason.com/archives/2016/05/03/government-officials-are-determined-to-t  

Identity politics is the enemy of equality

May 4, 2016
spiked
by Matthew Leish   spiked

"In the name of justice and equality, certain identities are now given preferential treatment over others. Students' union officials will often openly state that a white, male heterosexual has different political interests than a black, female homosexual, and so should be treated differently. This is a tragedy. Identity politics diminishes both individuality and autonomy. You are defined by your category, speak for your group, and are responsible for the actions of others who share your identity. And where a victim identity entitles you to special treatment, a privileged identity permits you to be punished." (05/03/16)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/identity-politics-is-the-enemy-of-equality/  

Remember how we got out of Vietnam?

May 4, 2016
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger   Jacob G Hornberger

"Do you remember what U.S. national-security state officials were saying when millions of Americans were demanding that the U.S. government withdraw its troops from Vietnam and bring them home? They were saying that 'national security' was at stake -- i.e., the very survival of the United States. If the U.S. government withdrew from Vietnam, they said, the dominoes would start falling to the communists, first in Southeast Asia and ultimately all over the world, with the United States being the final big domino. Vietnam was our line of defense against the entire world going red. It was all false." (05/03/16)

http://fff.org/2016/05/03/remember-got-vietnam/  

Tilted windmills

May 4, 2016
TimSlagle.com
by Tim Slagle  

"An experiment by a central Illinois community college explains why green energy is such a bust. Four hundred years after Cervantes penned Don Quixote, fighting windmills seems to make more sense, than the windmills themselves. Well, they make no sense for the consumer. If you're General Electric, you're bringing in $6.3 billion a year from the sale of wind turbines, thanks to generous government subsidies. It's strange that people so adamant about making GE pay their all taxes, have no qualms about giving them large bundles of cash to put up these Bird Processors." (05/03/16)

http://timslagle.com/comedy/tilted-windmills.html  

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