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“The president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker says the the EU needs to replace the U.S. as a global superpower because President Trump has announced that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. But is he right?

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Reality Check with Ben Swann is a twice-weekly show that takes on systems that disenfranchises people, breaking through narratives created by press releases and spin doctors. We give people a voice by holding government, corporations and special interests accountable.

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Ben Swann has spent 18 years working as a journalist in broadcast news, behind and in front of the camera. Swann began his journalism career in El Paso, Texas as a news photographer, quickly working his way up to prime time anchor.  Along the way, Swann became a two time Emmy Award winner and two time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award. Covering Mexico’s drug war, Ben Swann discovered the national media was not reporting the truth of what was actually happening in Mexico’s drug war or the problems associated with the failed “War on Drugs” in the United States.   In 2010, Ben moved north to Cincinnati, Ohio, earning the prime time anchor seat at FOX 19 and soon became the producer/anchor of a viral segment titled “Reality Check.”  Covering the 2012 Republican Presidential primary, Swann confronted problems in the American electoral process, the stranglehold of America’s two party system and the suppression of voters’ choices by mainstream media. During this time, Swann became the first journalist in the nation to take on President Barack Obama face to face regarding the Constitutionality of his “kill list” and is the only journalist to confront Mitt Romney about the railroading of duly elected delegates during the 2012 Republican National Convention.  Swann’s bold approach created an internet firestorm strong enough for Swann to venture from his position as anchor at FOX 19 in Cincinnati, launching his own independent platform. Upon establishing the Truth In Media Project at BenSwann.com in June of 2013, Swann’s brand met immediate success. Swann launched the Truth in Media project through crowdfunding and has created two seasons of “Truth in Media” videos that examined subjects such as the truth behind cannabis and CBD oil, the origin of ISIS, the roots of police militarization and more. These videos have millions of combined views online. Ben Swann is now the industry leader for independent journalists, shattering the “Left vs. Right” paradigm, with a sharp focus on restoring Truth In Media. With over 400,000 combined Facebook followers, 53,000 YouTube subscribers, and monthly pageviews surpassing 2 million per month, Swann’s impact and influence is undeniable. In May of 2015, Benswann.com expanded its role as a disruptive force in American media and made the transition to TruthinMedia.com, partnering with even more voices across the political spectrum. Following a hiatus from Truth In Media and Reality Check, Swann has revived both with thanks to an exclusive sponsorship from the network of Dash, a digital currency system. Dash’s revolutionary, decentralized network harmonizes with Swann’s longstanding commitment to objective and independent reporting. With this historic partnership, Swann, Truth In Media and Reality Check are continuing to speak truth to power. 

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  • Hello fellow friends of Liberty … and Gold & Silver aficionados 🙂 It has been a while since I have last been here, but this is primarily because I am part of a very exciting new endeavour in the Gold business here in Austria and this has required a bit of my time. Our aim is, beside being a top Gold and Silver distributor, to educate as many people as possible about the dangers of Fiat money, Fractional Reserve Banking, Keynesian Economics, centralized power etc. etc.. In doing so we also want to encourage them to prepare and secure their financial future with an individually adequate, personal and physical Gold stash. The great thing is, if they decide to do this using our services they (you?) also have the (very intriguing) option to get paid for it by recommending us to anyone they know … and whom they also want to be prepared/protected when our current system collapses (or experiences some major changes). Depending on their efforts and how long they have been with us these payments can over time actually become rather substantial. 🙂 I don’t think you will find a more reputable service with a better deal. We are the very first company with such a customer friendly (to put it mildly) distribution system here in Austria (or the greater German speaking area in Central Europe, with some new offshoots in other countries. We are expanding after all… 😉 ) I am actually not aware of any other Gold seller anywhere with a business model that comes close ours, but since I don’t know every gold vendor I am not sure about that. 😉 To be honest, the main reason/motivation behind our marekting/distribution model is our wish to educate AND prepare as many people as we can possibly reach and it has been proven again and again that the best way to motivate people, in our case to spread the word, is an incentive. This way we hope to get (more) people to share what they (hopefully) learn from us instead of simply keeping these informations to themselves and making preparations just for them and maybe their family. If this piqued your interest and you life in Austria, Germany, Switzerland or maybe one of the surrounding countries (or at least in the EU) and you want to see what we have to offer you can send me a message through Liberty.me or just take a stroll around our very nifty website. 🙂 Sadly, many of the very nifty tools and features are hidden in the customer/partner section, which is obviously not for the public… Also, be advised that our website is (for now) only available in German due to our current focus on this region. https://www.insignitus.com/43/JANUS

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  • Hi everyone, We could all use a good laugh these days, so just thought I’d pass along one of our new animated videos. For Liberty, The Wry Guys

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  • When J. K. Rowling mentioned a petition to ban Donald Trump from the UK, the audience at the PEN Literary Gala applauded. But unlike much of the left, she knows that taking away freedom of speech threatens everyone, including her, and she rebuked the people who clapped. “Just a moment: Now, I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable. I consider him offensive and bigoted. But he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there. His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot.” The people who applauded were doubtless the same ones who objected to PEN’s free speech award to Charlie Hebdo. While they’re not likely to be convinced by any argument, she may have gotten others to think about the danger in today’s spreading hostility to free speech. That’s what counts.

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  • It took me a while to understand that Trumpism isn’t really about the issues. Not even the issues of anti-immigration and protectionism. It’s about the Chosen One, the Great Leader, the Messiah. When people think things have gone badly wrong, they often turn to someone who will set them right by taking command. The outrageous things he does have only increased his popularity. He boasts, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” When this mentality takes hold, there is no right or wrong for the Leader. When he does outrageous things, that merely proves nothing will stand in the way of his will. Caesar, Napoleon, Lenin, Hitler, Castro, Khomeini: They’ve all known the trick of harnessing the tribalist mindset. The specifics they offered didn’t matter so much as the promise that nothing would stand in their way. They can’t do anything horrible enough to turn people against them, except for failing. Telling Trumpists that he’ll do horrible things or that his policies will hurt everyone is beside the point. They expect him to “make America great again” by sheer force of authority.

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  • Over the past five months or so, I admit I’ve been intrigued—indeed, perhaps obsessed—with the American elections. More specifically, I’ve been fascinated by the Trump phenomenon and by the stunning hordes of people that either support him and hate him. The time I’ve spent learning about American Democracy has made me realize that my previous opposition to statism as a whole, as well as my rejection of voting on principle, was founded on abstract and philosophical discussion alone. I had an utter lack of experience and interest in politics. Throughout my whole life, the political process has seemed hopelessly corrupt and out of reach. It was easy for me to conclude that voting was hopelessly pointless and probably immoral. Today my views have changed, not much, but enough that I feel compelled to talk about my thoughts and not just keep them to myself. This is an exploration of a self-defense case for voting that is consistent with Voluntaryist principles, as well as a discussion on the potential merits of voting for Donald Trump to advance the cause of liberty. Before I make that case however, let me lay down two essential facts that have propelled me to this point. The Voluntaryst Self Defense Case for Voting Trump

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