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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris got some pushback from some of her party leadership when she floated the proposal of eliminating the private health insurance market entirely in a CNN town hall this week. Harris came out in favor of Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-For-All plan, as well as the “Green New Deal” which would eliminate not just the entire coal and gas industry, but also gas burning vehicles.

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Austin Petersen is the chief executive officer of Stonegait LLC, a for-profit consulting firm specializing in photo and video services. Stonegait also provides social media advice, political campaign expertise and grassroots organizing strategies to candidates for office or to brands looking for more exposure. Petersen is the editor in chief of The Libertarian Republic news magazine, one of the most read political news sites in the United States. He also hosts The Freedom Report podcast, which has 30,000 daily listeners. Petersen is the former Director of Production at FreedomWorks and was an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show, “Freedom Watch” on the Fox Business Network. Petersen built Judge Napolitano’s social networks boasting over 600,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. His work has appeared in Getty, Reuters, the LA Times, NBC and Time Magazine. He is also a frequent contributor on television appearing on Russia Today and on dozens of local radio shows. Austin grew up on a farm in the Midwest in a town called Peculiar, Missouri. Graduating from Missouri State University with a degree in the Fine Arts, Petersen moved to New York City after graduation to a pursue a career in media.

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  • I’ve just recently blogged about Insidious Government Encroachment which I believe would provide the basis on a useful discussion here.   I’d be interested and hearing the views and experiences of others from this group.

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  • Develop / Acquire Voting software for publicly auditable on-line voting. Browser & app clients. Block Chain? Proof of Residency => Voter Key Pair Field candidates in every congressional district with a single absolute promise: His vote will be bound to the votes of his constituency on each bill. Zero cash campaign Zero hierarchy campaign Chain Letter based open conspiracy. Maybe coordinated through this web site. Pass a constitutional amendment for direct democracy in the house (only) where only bills receiving 80%+ support pass. reverse the flow of redistribution terrorize the plutocracy force the rediscovery of limited, enumerated powers

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  • I’m considering potentially putting some money in a savings account abroad but of course it’s a minefield in terms of local laws, risk, interest rates, taxes, etc. Does anyone have any experience of doing this? What’s the “best” country to place your money in terms of maximising return? Thanks!

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  • This is horrifying.  As if Centralized Healthcare wasn’t enough, now they are trying to reign in what little progress we can hope for.  We should inform this debate and try to limit the regulation of this industry.   http://news.softpedia.com/news/Food-and-Drug-Administration-Public-Workshop-to-Set-3D-Printing-Rules-442869.shtml 3D printing technology has started to be used quite often, and effectively, by makers of food products, medicinal methods and even biochemical compounds and tissues. All this boils down to a whole new field of science. And like any field of science likely to affect the quality of living, and humankind’s way of life in general, some rules need to be followed. Alas, it’s kind of hard to follow the rules when there’s no clear list of what the rules are. After a point, vague guidelines just don’t cut it anymore. So the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA for short, is preparing a public workshop meant to set those ground rules. The workshop will take place on October 8, 2014, from 8 AM to 5 PM, and will seek to understand the technology, and what problems lie ahead of it. That’s just one of three goals though. The purpose of the workshop is three-fold, tri-pronged in other words. The second “prong” is creating awareness. The participants will have to find ways to ensure the safety of 3D printed medical devices. This is one of the classes of 3D printed products that could have the greatest short-term impact, and a similarly essential effect in the long term. The third purpose of the workshop will be to establish collaborations between those already involved in the industry and the ones that need the educational materials, standards, and guidance they come up with. Perfecting the performance and reliability of 3D printed devices is essential after all. Significant strides have been made in this direction already, with the use of a different material for the support structures, and the better resolution / print size. All in all, the workshop will revolve around the discussion called “Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices: An Interactive Discussion on the Technical Considerations of 3-D Printing.” It will take place at the FDA’s White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD. You don’t even need to reach the campus. If you want to comment, you can do it electronically, through the regulations.gov website. Don’t expect a sheet of directions to be sent out immediately though. These things take time, so the first official rule set might not be ready until 2016. Still, at least this all means that 3D printing technology has become a field of study, research and development unto itself.

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