We won! The government shut down and now it’s all over! Ok, not really. What’s in the News with stories on tax relief impacts, TSA getting the finger, minimum wage impacts, gas tax profits, separation of marriage and state, and US Border Patrol being evil. And, a new trailer for the latest podcast from Pax Libertas Productions called One Free Family, a new take on peaceful parenting. This episode is brought to you by Heleum, a long-term savings accelerator allowing you to start investing in cryptos, without you having to do the busy work. Also brought to you by NordVPN, the fastest, easiest to use service to protect your online presence that I’ve ever seen.

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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.


  • I travel a lot for work, and depending on how much time I’ve given myself to get to the gate, I either submit to the body scan or opt-out (I’m really not consistent at all).  And now there is the TSA Pre-check option and their magical “TSA Randomizer” (an iPad that randomly picks which line priority travelers get to go through). I’m curious what other liberty lovers do when going through the “security” process at the airport.  Do you opt-out? Have you applied for Pre-check? How many middle-fingers do you hold up while going through the scanner?

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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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  • Its seems they always skip over the issue. There is always this refusal to acknowledge or “give-in” in to the reality of what its happening on their part Does anyone know why this mentality exists? Is there anyway to stop it? Or try to get through to these people that’s its tyranny that is the enemy?

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  • When people are foolish into thinking that the “law” (police, written laws) protect them, does that afford them to not protecting themselves, because they think that the police, and or “law” is always going to be there for them? I feel this will only influence these ‘types’ of people to provoke others whom they dont like, because they know the “law will be on their side.” So as an example: When the person reacts, naturally, the instigator can turn around and say, “Help, help, police!” I feel that this is an abuse and exploitation of law and policing. When police and or law protects people, do people foolishly think that the law is on their side and they can bend it to their will, against their enemies AKA: people they dont like in society, and do they? My conclusion is that people use the police and law, to get THEM what they want against their enemies, because they KNOW the law will “protect” them in the process. So in many cases you find for example, bad co-workers, bosses, friends and family, who deliberately instigate a provocation KNOWING FULLY the other persons reaction, so that person they targeted, can be sent to jail or fined.  The police or laws are exploited as a mafia type agency for these types of people. One could say the strong arm of these types of people. All the while these people, DONT PROTECT THEMSELVES! Your thoughts?

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  • Dear all, The lock of my hard shell suitcase for checked luggage recently broke. Last time I was out travelling I had to have the suitcase forced open upon returning home. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get hold of a replacement lock. It’s an old suitcase, and supplies for spare parts are low. The most apparent solution is to get a new suitcase. However, it seems I can only get suitcases with so-called TSA approved locks these days. My local suitcase store tells me this is “what the market wants.” (Yeah, and I’m William Shakespeare.) Some Internet browsing seems to confirm those are the suitcases available — unfortunately. And that’s not what I want. Of course, I am aware that anyone who wants to get into my suitcase can break the lock. However, I am still very unkeen on anyone with a master key (a TSA officer or anyone else; The Intercept wrote about the “hacking” of the locks last September) having easy access. The majority of my travels does not involve North America, and I would like a suitcase with a real lock. What solutions do you have out there? Thank you very much in advance for any tips. Best regards, J.K. Baltzersen

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