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In this episode, Alex takes a gander at last week’s top stories on Monday Recaps. Later in the show, Alex gives his opinion on the culture fight surrounding Marvel’s new movie The Black Panther.

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Alex Shaw is the libertarian host of The Classical Liberal podcast. Always surrounded with politics, Alex has always been searching for a way to help his fellow Americans. From the political philosophy of Classical Liberalism, he hopes to inspire, promote freedom, political equality, limited government, the free market, and a faith in reason and progress. He currently holds a degree from Marion Military Institution and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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  • I thought it might be interesting to discuss how much at home we should feel in today’s culture, or if it even matters one way or the other. For instance are there any dangers of feeling good about making money in an inflationary currency system that sells off the labor of unborn children to foreign banksters? Someone for example who takes advantage of bubbles, like right before the 2008 housing market crash. They understand the system and look how they can benefit from the violence, while having no part in committing it themselves. I do not want to focus on just that example but on all individuals from all walks of life, rich and poor. Tell me what you think and how you live your life? No aggressive violence is a cornerstone for liberty, but is empathy? I have left this topic quite open ended on purpose as to let you express your thoughts on anything pertaining to this issue, of being comfortable in everyday life versus fighting for liberty.

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  • Mr Robot is on its third season. It is as weird, compelling and contemporary as seasons one and two were. It touches on a lot of libertarian/anarchist themes but appears to dislike capitalism as government control. On the other hand, it could be an attack on crony capitalism and not genuine free market voluntarily exchange. Even if its creator isn’t a signed up libertarian it certainly helps to popularise some important libertarian views about our economy and the way government works.

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  • I am happy to announce that Vulgus Press is not up and running! Vulgus = of the people. Yes, that’s you and me. The crew at Vulgus are voluntaryists committed to a non-political and self-sustaining lifestyle. Vulgus Press opens its e-doors to offer material that can be found nowhere else – original new works and forgotten old ones. Too many heroes of liberty are unsung, today and from the past. Too many issues are undiscussed or dissolve into intellectual brawls. Vulgus applauds the heroes and presents the controversial analysis. Much of the material will be free to all; some will be for sale. Our first published book for sale is Wendy McElroy’s new “Rape Culture” Hysteria: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women. It dissects ‘social justice’ and confronts a political threat to every college student and sexually active adult. An original image depicting men and women in harmony is available on merchandise in the Vulgus Press e-store. http://www.cafepress.com/vulguspress Our first free book is a biography of the early years of the publisher Raymond Cyrus Hoiles: R.C. Hoiles: The Everyman of Excellence. http://www.vulgus.org/page.php?bk=11 Despite building the most successful libertarian publishing empire in history, Hoiles’ story has never been told. (His correspondence with Ludwig von Mises is also available on the site for free.) An original image depicting this unsung hero is available on merchandise in the Vulgus Press store. http://www.cafepress.com/vulguspress We also plan to offer a range of services in the active practice of daily freedom. For example, we have lined up interactive support from an expert on how to design and build Small Homes. We’ll expand according to market feedback which means according to feedback from you. Vulgus Press returns liberty to the street and kitchen table where it belongs because that’s where working people gather. Liberty does not come from politics or academia. It lives in parents who get up every day to provide a better future for their children; it grows with those who act to grasp their own destinies; it beams from the face of anyone with pride of accomplishment. Liberty thrives in the practical solutions to every day problems. We value your companionship on this first step of our journey. Come: * read the free material and, perhaps, make a donation * browse the goods for sale in our store * share your ideas for how we should grow, what would benefit you * introduce yourself by contacting http://www.vulgus.org/contact.php Vulgus Press salutes you for the same reason the elites of the world fear and need you: you are the engine that drives the world. You are liberty. The Vulgus Crew

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  • I think this forum needs a thread dedicated to the vices that make us all human and bring pleasure to our everyday lives. Tobacco and alcohol are two of mine. The ways I enjoy tobacco might be worth a conversation: I use tobacco as a snuff. This is milled, often scented, dried tobacco with a body that can range between grits and fine flour. It is a traditional and ancient vice, enjoyed by such persons as Queen Anne and Prince George the Third of England, whilst hated by James the First (or Therrd if yer Scothissh). It is a product gently inhaled into the lower sinuses, which produces a mild burn and rush of nicotine. A tiny tin last a hardened nicotine junkie such as I months at end. It has never induced a case of cancer (likely due to it’s method of manufacture) except for a famous case in which the Welshmen placed snuff into his ear. While the importation of snuff has been slightly impaired by the passing of the PACTA act (Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act), the actual product remains at a significant discount to oral and smoked versions of tobacco; while remaining a significant margin of safety to the user. Even the added costs of taxes and air shipping can’t even approach the price of smoked tobacco in the USA. I would never recommend the vice of tobacco to anyone, nor will I recommend snuff to those not currently addicted to nicotine. But if you find yourself in the clutches of tobacco; might I recommend a vice that is economical, safer, traditional, and suitable for both ladies and gentlemen? Please consider snuff as an alternative to oral or smoked tobacco.           pp

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  • I recently purchased something called a German Harvest Pot off of Amazon. About $55 for a large, earthenware container which is used to preserve vegetables through anaerobic fermentation. Sauerkraut, sour pickles, lemons, beans, and any other kind of vegetable you can think of can be preserved for months without refrigeration, and years with. In addition, since the process is a cultured fermentation, the food winds up containing loads of beneficial bacteria. http://www.amazon.com/TSM-Products-31060-Fermentation-Harvest/dp/B00JG77G8M/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1422825518&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=GERMAN+HARVEST+POT

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