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I had a great vacation. Big thank you to all of you who sent me emails wishing me well and telling me how much you love the show. It is my honor to sit behind the microphone each day and share my thoughts with you.

Today I’ve got a big announcement about my meeting in Los Angeles. You’ve been really patient with all the secrecy, and today I get to let a little out of the bag.

We’re also going to talk about a little news.

You’ve no doubt heard about the shooting on Capitol Hill. I’ll touch on that, and we’ll also take a look at the senate’s changes to Obamacare. I’m sure it comes as not surprise to you that Senate Republicans are considering keeping many of the ObamaCare taxes in place.

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Puerto Rico is considering statehood. They need to protection statehood offers to dig themselves out of the massive debt troubles they’ve created. I don’t think it’s got a prayer of happening, but I’ll cover the highlights.

All that and whatever else strikes my fancy today on the show.

Jason

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  • Statism in whatever form – communism, socialism, fascism, interventionism – is the creator and upholder of a two-class system of corruption: the politically-connected and those who are not politically-connected. It is tolerated because people have been indoctrinated by State-controlled ‘education’ and State-controlled media.

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  • I mean a real socialist, not a guy that voted for Obama. A guy that is every bit socialist as I am libertarian. Background: I met a guy on online. I found out that he is an engineer in SF and a socialist. He loves seeing socialist philosophers speak, Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and Tumblr. I’m also a SF resident and more knowledgable and more sympathetic toward the far left than most libertarians. I also have a job that is stereotypically liberal (elementary school teacher) so we’re kind of the opposite. We’ve hung out twice so far and I think we are pretty cute together. I always say teasing things to him like, “Do you follow fuckyeahelizabethwarren on Tumblr?” He doesn’t know much about libertarianism but when I met him I was going to see Jeffrey Tucker speak on the same day and he was interested to hear about it. Has anyone ever gone down this dark path before? Any predictions on what will happen?

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  • Mass Shootings Make Sense In A Democracy Thoughts?

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  • People tend to think that despots are a surprise. Suddenly a society encounters a Hugo Chavez, a Hitler, a Fidel Castro, Mussolini. After that society suffers as a victim the rigors of despotism. In this book I put myself away of the the myth of the innocent society. On the contrary, the despot is the product of misconceptions that have been injected or prevail in a society. They are very specific ideas, completely incompatible with the notion of limited government, representation and rule of law. The book is now available in the Liberty.me library to download. Those misconceptions, which are not exhausted in this list are: identification of dictatorship with physical violence, absolute democracy, social democracy, egalitarianism, the class struggle, identifying legislative will of state law and the pursuit of government wise, the income tax even the notion that the press is going to keep us free. And there is an answer that we can search together: Can this happen in the USA? Just ask yourself if these misconceptions are already settled.

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  • Have many of you read any or much of his works ?   And how influential do you think he is whether directly or indirectly in most Western nations? Notably the US.   Thank you all

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