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Video: Confirmed Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” in a Proxy War Against Assad [TruthInMedia]

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCBhyzRELLw

By Joshua Cook - May 25, 2015

TruthInMedia.com questioned 2 years ago why the U.S. and our allies were financing ISIS in Iraq and arming so called “moderate rebels” in Syria.

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Peter Klein on How Government Distorts Science and Technology

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Peter Klein, research fellow at the Mises Institute and Professor in the Division of Applied Sciences at the University of Missouri. Peter explains how he first became interested in the study of free markets, particularly as it pertains to technology and the sciences. We discuss how coercive governments have influenced the development of technology, particularly as it pertains to the internet. They look at the issue of net neutrality, and whether or not calls for it can be justified as a response to crony capitalist control over content delivery services. Peter and I examine the question of whether humans would have gone to the Moon or explore deep space if it weren’t for U.S. government intervention, and as usual Marc has some thoughts of his own in the wrap-up rant!

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Now that Ulbricht Understands the Error in His Ways, Will Libertarians Learn from His Blunder?

Ross Ulbricht once posted the following on his LinkedIn profile (emphasis mine):

Now, my goals have shifted. I want to use economic theory as a means to abolish the use of coercion and aggression amongst mankind… The most widespread and systemic use of force is amongst institutions and governments, so this is my current point of effort. The best way to change a government is to change the minds of the governed, however. To that end, I am creating an economic simulation to give people a first-hand experience of what it would be like to live in a world without the systemic use of force.

The statement above, which I have emphasized in bold, could not be truer. There is no better way to change a society’s philosophy on government, than by changing the minds of the governed and as a result, alter behavior of individuals. But how many minds did Mr. Ulbricht’s economic simulation, Silk Road, actually change?

Claiming that Ulbricht’s Silk Road paved a path to libertarian enlightenment is tantamount to arguing that Mexican drug cartels have been waging the same intellectual battle for a much longer time. This is an irrational assumption.

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A Color Revolution For Macedonia

"The US government does not want the TurkStream pipeline to be built because it does not want Russian natural gas getting into Europe. Macedonia has agreed to participate in the TurkStream project. As if by magic, a new "color revolution" is suddenly launched against the democratically-elected government of Macedonia."

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2015/may/26/a-col...

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Teen astrophysicist explains importance of child-led learning

The 'experts" labeled Jacob Barnett autistic and said he'd never be able to learn. Now he lectures as an astrophysicist and advocates the transition from Learning...to Thinking...to Creating.

http://wakeup-world.com/2013/06/04/autistic-boy-discovers-gift-after-rem...

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MIT Media Lab MIT Aims to Give Bitcoin R&D a Stable Home

By Curt Woodward
Boston Globe

Bitcoin survived a wild youth marked by drug trafficking, money laundering, theft, bankruptcy, and political spats. Now, the digital currency is getting cleaned up and heading to grad school.

A fledgling project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab is offering researchers and software developers a quiet home to work on bitcoin’s core technology, a computer science breakthrough that lets people trade money securely without paying a middleman.

Media Lab leaders hope that, by acting as a safe home for research and development, MIT can help the sprawling bitcoin software project shed its chaotic past and emerge as a more versatile technology platform.

If the idea works, bitcoin’s underlying technology — known as the blockchain — has a chance to become a new digital system that makes transferring money or signing a contract as cheap and simple as sending an e-mail.

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NSA began the multi-day process to shut down its dragnet phone collection

The National Security Agency’s controversial bulk phone data collection program is winding down with a weird whimper following an especially bilious round of legislative squabbling.

The NSA began the multi-day process to shut down its dragnet phone collection after Congress didn’t reauthorize the Patriot Act, which was used as legal justification for the mass surveillance program. “That process has begun,” an administration official told the Los Angeles Times
on Saturday.

And one of the people directly responsible for closing down the program is one of its biggest supporters.

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In the Recent Banking Scandal, Punishments For Individuals Should Equal those Levied Against the Insitutions

Let’s get one thing straight right away, my intention is not to defend or attack the idea of corporate personhood.

Corporate personhood is a legal concept that grants a corporation some of the same legal rights and responsibilities as individuals. U.S. courts have extended Constitutional protections to corporations per a provision in the Fourteenth Amendment.

For a moment, please try and forget where you stand on the “corporations are people” debate and instead let’s examine a recent high-profile scandal in the banking industry where the banks have been punished, but the people who committed the crimes have yet to be penalized.

In case you have been living under a rock for the past few days, the banking scandal I’m talking about is the $5.7 billion settlement five global banks were forced to make with U.S. government agencies, the Federal Reserve, and Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority. The settlement also included rare criminal charges against the five global banks.

The Justice Department has charted into unprecedented territory by levying such extensive fines on these banks, but the Justice Department has yet to charge any individuals for their involvement in the scandal. Does this strike anyone else as strange?

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