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If there is one thing that the September 11th terrorists taught us, it is that blowback is a real thing. Let’s do a deep dive into blowback. What’s in the News with stories on encryption, First Amendment, death penalty, cop charged with murder, and government indoctrination center nonsense. And, an Ancap Apps segment on a really easy way to use cryptocurrencies to buy and sell called Anypay. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right. Also brought to you by Free Talk Live, providing you with fresh, pro-liberty content 7 days a week on more than 180 radio stations across the country.

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.

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  • Yesterday I learned about the debacle involving Mr Sterling (I’m not very engaged in the sports world) and I’m completely stunned at the reactions in the media and by the NBA.  Aren’t private conversations protected by the First Amendment?  Am I mistaken, somehow, in my belief that Mr. S., regardless of his comments, has a right to privacy and freedom of speech? I guess I am just shocked at the extreme level of punishment the NBA is choosing to wield in this situation.  My first thought was “He who is without sin should cast the first stone.”  I mean, really, who hasn’t said or done something stupid or insensitive in their PRIVATE lives? If I had to be held to account for every inappropriate thought or word that I have had or spoken in my life, I would probably be flogged a thousand times over.  What is happening to this country?  Sometimes it seems like overnight we have turned into this intolerant mob of flesh eating vultures ready to pounce on the first sign of disobedience.  Do any of these people who are condemning this man even realize the disproportionate response they are displaying? I am no saint.  I’ve been known to go off on tangents or incessant rants in my home, but eventually I am able to see the forest and come back to my senses. Seriously, it is like the news is full of people losing their jobs over their thoughts and beliefs these days.  Like the CEO of Mozilla who resigned over his Prop 8 support. I guess I am just from an older school of thought where people have a right to their own thoughts, ideas and opinions.  Is it me, or has the world been turned upside down? i don’t agree with what Mr. S had to say, but I do not condemn his right to his own private views in what he believed was a private conversation. Am I wrong in thinking that all of this has been blown way out of proportion?  

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  • For the past few years, police departments have been on something of a power trip in the United States. Only citing the lesser-known instances that come to my mind, cops have assaulted autistic teenagers and murdered unarmed civilians, and were subsequently cleared of all charges and let back on the force. A zealous, dogmatic conservative “fanbase,” alongside a legal system that actively defends police from facing charges of murder, manslaughter, or assault, assures that these men and women never see justice for their actions. It’s awful what police are doing in society, but it’s even worse that they can get off scot-free for it. Of course, most of you already know this. So here’s my question: has any United States representative or senator proposed a bill designed to fight against unjust acquittals or introduce charges that are harder to to be overturned? As an agorist, I’m partially convinced that this has never happened and that anyone who gets elected for public office in this day and age is a vapid authoritarian, but a sliver of hope remains for me somewhere. Have any of you heard of such legislation on a federal level? If not, then what about on a state level?

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  • I came across this comprehensive list of idea’s against libertarianism. http://raikoth.net/libertarian.html Might have some good for thought in terms of discussion 🙂 Personally I see it as most of the ideas have cherry picked evidence which are one-sided, but on the other hand it could be stated for any argument, especially when it comes to politics & economics.

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  • Question: Considering the 1st Amendment (and only the 1st Amendment), can the President issue an executive order forbidding speech aimed at disparagement of his leadership?

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  • Juror Rights Educators Triumph AGAIN in Denver Choke on it, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey!!!!

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