Sunday, November 30, 2014

What is Libertarianism? Rejoinder to David Boaz and Tom Palmer

By Walter Block

It will occasion not much surprise that for me, a follower of Murray N. Rothbard, libertarianism is predicated upon the non-aggression principle (NAP): it is a punishable crime to initiate or threaten violence against innocent people or their legitimately held property.  You can imagine my dismay when I read an essay of David Boaz’s, which blatantly contradicts this thesis since he explicitly supports something highly problematic from a libertarian point of view: “… we bombed a lot of countries but didn’t put American troops at risk.”

I still find this not only totally incompatible with libertarianism, but very despicable even apart from that philosophy.
Source: Boaz, David. 2010. “We Miss You, Bubba.” Washington Times. January 11;

As a result, I penned the following article:

Darren Wilson’s Actions After Shooting Michael Brown: “Totally Unorthodox and Unusual”

Slate reports:
Darren Wilson failed to follow what is considered to be standard protocol after a shooting. And he was hardly the only one. The transcripts from grand jury testimony make evident that police carried out numerous actions that experts say are highly unusual. First of all, Wilson drove himself back to the police station, put his own gun into evidence and quickly washed blood off his hands without anyone photographing them first, reports the Washington Post. Apparently “there was no photographer available” and Wilson seemed to be more concerned with getting someone else’s blood off his body than preserving evidence. “His concern was not of evidence, but as a biohazard or what possible blood hazards it might attract,” said an FBI agent.
A former Florida police chief tells the Post that Wilson’s actions, particularly handling his own weapon and washing his hands, were “totally unorthodox and unusual” adding that “this would be considered very out of line—very, very bad from an investigative perspective.
Others also moved forward in a way that several experts described as unusual. The officers who interviewed Wilson after the shooting did not record the conversation, for example. And the medical examiner did not take photographs—because his camera’s battery was dead—nor measurements at the scene of the crime—because what had happened was “self-explanatory.”

TSA Line In Chicago Reaches 1.2 miles

By Chris Rossini

Via Gawker:

I wonder how many people in that line took EJ Dionne's advice:

VP Biden Eats Carlyle Group Turkey

Vice President Joe Biden had Thanksgiving dinner with Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein.

Details at PEU Report.

Rubenstein is one of the most powerful networkers I know. He is always around power. Don't forget, he is no enemy of Republicans, just because he is dining with Biden. He toasted George and Barbara in the White House when they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary party. (SEE:Guess Who Toasted George and Barbara Bush at Their 60th Wedding Anniversary Party?)


Grown Men That Never Left The Second Grade

By Chris Rossini

Fortunately, there's Ralph Raico to rescue people from government's textbooks:

Here's the text version of "Rethinking Churchill"

Defending the Undefendable: Walter Block's Defense of Rand Paul's Bill for a Declaration of War Against ISIS

By Robert Wenzel

Professor Walter Block is out with an essay heaping effusive praise on Rand Paul's planned introduction of a bill into the US Senate calling for a declaration of war against ISIS:
Rand Paul is in the process of drafting a bill calling for a declaration of war on the part of the U.S. against ISIS. In my view, this is a magnificent development, and Senator Paul is to be highly congratulated for this brilliant initiative of his... 
In either case, libertarians, and all men of good will, will owe Rand Paul a great debt of gratitude for this superlative initiative of his.
How does Dr. Block justify these superlatives for a war proclamation? He writes:
 Why is it so important that the U.S. explicitly declare war? The reason is simple. If the congress must pass such a declaration before hostilities are commenced, then literally hundreds of people must approve. Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution says “Congress shall have power to … declare War”. If not, and the present policy of “police actions” is continued, then one and only one person need support this, the president of the U.S. (In saying this I abstract from the possibility of his impeachment, or the disobedience of the military, as in a coup de etat.) Very likely, no, surely, we will have fewer military interventions abroad the more people who must sign onto such a policy. The last time the U.S. declared war was in 1941. Since then, there have been literally dozens if not scores of unwarranted imperialist ventures.  Almost of a certainty there would have been far fewer of these unjustified actions if each of them had to pass muster by Congress as the Constitution explicitly required...
The point is not who the enemy is, but rather that all possible obstacles to declaring offensive war are put in place. If a declaration of war is required, that is just one more hurdle over which the war-monger must catapult, and the more of them, and the higher they are, the better.
The problem with Dr. Block's perspective can best be understood when he writes:
 I am concerned, only, with the principle of the matter, from the libertarian perspective. 
Dr. Block does not mean that RP's bill is a matter of principle. He means that he is against war from a principled position. This is a good thing. However, most certainly a bill calling for a declaration of  war is not a move of principle against war. It is at best, when viewed from Dr. Block's position, a tactic to prevent offensive wars.

But would it accomplish this?

To cheer on such a move is to simply advocate the transfer of the power center from where war is declared. Nothing more. Dr. Block considers the transfer of such power to Congress an advance against war because,"then literally hundreds of people must approve." And this is technically true. However, is this really a tactic an anti-war person wants to use?

Is Dr. Block underestimating the evil within the military-industrial complex? These men want war. They are not going to stop their war desires simply because of a switch in the power center. They will switch their tactics in response to the power center moving to Congress.

Indeed, with the power center in Congress, it will be more important for warmongers to get the masses on their side. Propaganda will increase to the Nth degree. Perhaps false flag operations will commence. Indeed, the unintended consequence of RP's bill may be more 9-11 attacks, to get the masses in line with war. In other words, it will be much more difficult for the anti-war advocate to gain the ear of the man on the street, when he is in direct battle with the military-industrial complex.

President Obama tried the "Congress tactic" when it came to engaging Syria. And the masses objected to US involvement there. And so what occurred instead? Magically, a new terrorist group emerged, ISIS, armed to some degree with US weapons. They have beheaded Americans and Europeans with YouTube postings of the horrific actions. And suddenly, the masses are not against US military activities  in Syria (and Iraq!).

I am not saying with 100% certainty that the ISIS beheadings are false flag operations, but it is clear what type of false flag operations will be needed if Congress must support wars.

And it is simply naive to think that false flag operations are beyond the limits of the military-industrial complex.

Indeed. it is curious that Dr. Block brings up the declaration of war in 1941 as an example of the last time war was declared. Is he aware that FDR goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor and that the American government broke Japanese encryption codes and knew what was going to happen, when and where, but that the president did not dispatch this information to Pearl Harbor? That after the attack American sentiment moved massively in favor of a declaration of war?

Is he aware that the only war that was stopped by the masses in the US was a war that was not declared by Congress, the Vietnam war?

I would much rather have the military-industrial complex focused on influencing a president, then the masses. RP's bill would do nothing but put a big target on the back of the masses and focus the attention of the military-industrial complex on that target. I would rather have the MIC focused elsewhere so that anti-war advocates have less of a battle (but still not an easy battle) against war.

Further, once a declaration of war is made by Congress, the warmongers have another tool by which to beat back the anti-war movement, "Well, the people, by way of Congress, have spoken and they see the necessity of this war." These wars are never wars of the people. They are wars of the elite, Congressional approval of such wars does nothing but hide this fact.

In  short, RP's bill is calling for a declaration of war and it is only of use by an anti-war advocate as a tactic but it is a tactic that stinks. RP's bill is not a brilliant bill, it is a very dangerous bill.

 Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher at and at Target Liberty. He is also author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics

White Guy PR Hustler Is Running the Black Boycott of Capitalism #Ferguson

There is a curious white guy running one of the major black rage campaigns. Who is paying this guy and why?

Shannon Knutsen writes for GotNews:
There’s a white, rich dude running the black boycott capitalism movement known as United Blackout.

His name is Michael Latt and he is the marketing director of United Blackout.

“Control how Black money is spent and you win the game,” says United Blackout’s campaign video. And Latt seeks to deliver.


He lives the lifestyles of the rich and fabulous on his Facebook page.

...While the campaign for BlackOut for Human Rights is clearly designed to stoke the emotions of African Americans concerned with racial problems in the United States…Latt describes himself as an “Entertainment Marketing Specialist”, is a Chapman University film school graduate and Los Angeles resident who also works for Sony Pictures.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

“We Are All Fascists Now”

By Michael S. Rozeff

Our leaders, often echoed by warmongers, raise the cry of “appeasement” in order to rally Americans around their latest wars and warring. They raise in the minds of many a risk of terrorist invasions and attacks, from within and without.
The labeling of domestic persons as “terrorists” is becoming more common. The labeling of any domestic act of violence as terrorist is entering the common conversation.
Peaceful protests and demonstrations, anti-government rhetoric, and other activities right down to that of little kids are increasingly being labeled and thought of as terrorist. The government is successfully creating a

Historian Spots Long-Lost Painting While Watching ‘Stuart Little’

NyPo has the blow-by-blow:

An art historian was watching the movie “Stuart Little” with his daughter — and spotted in the background a painting long believed lost, it was reported Friday.
“I could not believe my eyes when I saw Bereny’s long-lost masterpiece on the wall behind Hugh Laurie,” said Gergely Barki, a researcher at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest who made the discovery on Christmas in 2009.
“Sleeping Lady with Black Vase,” an avant-garde work by Hungarian painter Robert Bereny, was last seen in public in 1928 — and wound up as a prop in the 1999 children’s movie, starring Michael J. Fox (as the voice of the titular mouse), Geena Davis, Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki.
“A researcher can never take his eyes off the job, even when watching Christmas movies at home,” Barki, who is writing a biography on Bereny, told Agence France-Presse.
In the film, the painting hangs over the fireplace in the Little family’s New York City apartment.
“It was not just on screen for one second but in several scenes of the film, so I knew I was not dreaming. It was a very happy moment,” said Barki, 43, who knew the work from a faded photo taken in 1928.
“I started to write e-mails to everyone involved in the film.”
He eventually tracked down a set-designer assistant, who, unaware of the piece’s significance, bought it as a prop for $500 at an antique shop in Pasadena, Calif.
“She had snapped it up for next to nothing,” Barki said.
She liked it so much she bought it from the studio for herself.
“It was hanging on her bedroom wall in Washington,” Barki said. “Within a year, I had a chance to visit her and see the painting and tell her everything about the painter. She was very surprised.”
Bereny was part The Eight, a group of the avant-garde Hungarian painters. In 1920, he fled to Berlin where he had a love affair with the actress Marlene Dietrich.
Barki guessed the piece’s original buyer was Jewish and left Hungary before or during World War II.
The film assistant sold the painting to an art collector, who will auction it Dec. 13 in Budapest with a starting price of $110,000.

Mencken and Nock on Elitist Individualism

RW note: Overall, this is a very good summary, however, the author incorrectly identifies Murray Rothbard's take on Mencken. When Rothbard called Mencken a "joyous libertarian," he did not mean, as the author states that Mencken was optimistic about the masses becoming strong advocates of liberty, Rothbard meant that Mencken on a personal level enjoyed life, despite the boobs around him.

Rothbard wrote in The Joyous Libertarian (New Individualist Review: Volume 2, Number 2;Summer 1962)
It is typical of American Kultur that it was incapable of understanding H. L. Mencken. And it was typical of H. L. Mencken that this didn’t bother him a bit; in fact, quite the contrary, for it confirmed his estimate of his fellow-countrymen. It is difficult for Americans to understand a merger of high-spirited wit and devotion to principle; one is either a humorist, gently or acidly spoofing the foibles of one’s age, or else one is a serious and solemn thinker. That a man of ebullient wit can be, in a sense, all the more devoted to positive ideas and principles is understood by very few; almost always, he is set down as a pure cynic and nihilist. This was and still is the common fate of H. L. Mencken; but it is no more than he would have cheerfully expected...

Any man who is an individualist and a libertarian in this day and age has a difficult row to hoe. He finds himself in a world marked, if not dominated, by folly, fraud, and tyranny...

[H]e deeply pessimistic about any possibility of changing and reforming the ideas and actions of the vast majority of his fellow-men. He must believe that boobus Americanus is doomed to be boobus Americanus forevermore. Put these qualities together, and we are a long way toward explaining the route taken by Henry Louis Mencken....

A serene and confident individualist, dedicated to competence and excellence and deeply devoted to liberty, but convinced that the bulk of his fellows were beyond repair, Mencken carved out a role unique in American history: he sailed joyously into the fray, slashing and cutting happily into the buncombe and folly he saw all around him, puncturing the balloons of pomposity, gaily cleansing the Augean stables of cant, hypocrisy, absurdity, and clich, “heaving,” as he once put it, “the dead cat into the temple” to show bemused worshippers of the inane that he would not be struck dead on the spot. And in the course of this task, rarely undertaken in any age, a task performed purely for his own enjoyment, he exercised an enormous liberating force upon the best minds of a whole generation.

Who Knew? -- Russia Has Invaded Ukraine 36 Times Over The Last Year

By Chris Rossini

Daniel McAdams of The Ron Paul Institute:
This latest NATO assertion of Russian involvement in east Ukraine is in addition to 36 -- count them -- prior claims of a Russian invasion of Ukraine since February.  Thirty-six invasions of Ukraine but NATO has yet to produce a definitive photograph of a Russian military presence. Either Russia's is the most stealth army in the history of warfare or NATO operatives are misleading those they are paid to serve.
Remember Lew Rockwell's rule of thumb: Assume all government claims to be a complete lie. You'll rarely be disappointed.

Jews in Putin's Russia

Joshua Keating writes for Slate:
 [E]ven Vladimir Putin’s harshest critics concede that he’s not an anti-Semite. As the New Republic’s Julia Ioffe notes, a number of his closest confidants, as well as the Judo teacher who served as a mentor and surrogate father, are Jews. He has personally intervened in cases of state anti-Semitism, such as an incident last year in which a teacher was charged with corruption and the prosecution used his Jewish last name as evidence. Putin labeled that “egregious,” and the conviction was overturned soon after.

Putin’s has also generally been supportive of Jewish institutions—one Jewish institution in particular. One of the more intriguing aspects of contemporary Russian Jewish life is the close relationship between the Kremlin and Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, the Hasidic sect known in the United States for its street-corner proselytizing to fellow Jews and reverence for the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Founded in Western Russia in the 18th century, the Lubavitchers decamped to the United States in 1940, setting up their new headquarters in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The Orthodox Jewish movement has dispatched hundreds of emissaries throughout the world to promote the faith. Just after the fall of Communism and just prior to his own death, Schneerson sent Rabbi Berel Lazar to represent Chabad in Russia.

Today, Lazar, who was born in Italy and educated in the United States, is Russia’s chief rabbi. He appears frequently at Putin’s side at public events, and is the leader of the Federation of Jewish Communities (known by its Russian acronym FEOR), the country’s most important Jewish organization. But the title of Russia’s most important rabbi is not an uncontested one.

Adolf Shayevech, a prominent figure in the community since the late Soviet period, was considered chief rabbi until 2000, and still claims the title. Kanner’s group, the Russian Jewish Congress, also recognizes Shayevech. But since Putin came to power in 2000, he has preferred to work with FEOR. Lazar, who is sometimes referred to as “Putin’s Rabbi,” now sits on the country’s public chamber, a government-appointed oversight committee. Lazar has been nothing but appreciative, praising Putin publicly as a friend of the Jews and calling Russia “one of the safest places for Jews in Europe.”...
Government support has been good for FEOR, which has restored dozens of synagogues and built Jewish community centers throughout the country. It has also gotten funding to develop the Jewish Museum, which opened in 2012 just around the corner from the organization’s Moscow headquarters.

Chabad members—a small fraction of a small religious community—have become the dominant force in Russian Jewish life. “Eighty percent of all synagogues, the rabbis are Chabad,” Rabbi Alexander Boroda, the organization’s chief spokesman, told me in an interview. “But the people who come, many are just young people who want to come and learn something about Judaism.”

Thomas Sowell: Welfare Does Not Work

Murray Rothbard on Ayn Rand

Rick Perry Ramps Up for Presidential Bid

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is inviting hundreds of prominent Republican donors and policy experts to a series of gatherings next month that are intended to rebuild his damaged national brand and lay the foundation for a potential 2016 presidential campaign, fundraisers and organizers, reports POLITICO.

The small-group sessions kick off Tuesday and Wednesday in Austin with a pair of lunches and dinners held in the governor’s mansion wedged between policy briefings.

After next week, there will be an additional four or five sessions throughout the month, as well as an array of briefings held at Miller’s office with policy experts from think tanks, such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution.

Target Liberty Week-In-Review - Week Ending 11-28-2014

Below you'll find everything that has been published on Target Liberty for the week ended Friday November 28, 2014. The hottest posts for each day are highlighted in red.

Friday 11/28/14
Thursday 11/27/14
Wednesday 11/26/14
Tuesday 11/25/14
Monday 11/24/14
Sunday 11/23/14
Saturday 11/22/14

Friday, November 28, 2014

How the Super Rich Buy Books

Christopher Bonanos from Salon reports on the staying power of the Strand Book Store in NYC, and informs:
The Basses (the owner's of Strand's) have also tapped into New York’s great subsidizing resource: the global rich. If you’ve bought $15 million worth of living space on Park Avenue, it probably has a library, so what’s another $80,000 to fill those shelves? Make a call to the Strand with a few suggestions—“sports, business, art”—and a truckful of well-chosen, excellent-condition books will arrive. (Fred recalls that when Ron Perelman bought his estate on the East End from the late artist Alfonso Ossorio, the Strand had just cleared out Ossorio’s library; Perelman ordered a new selection of books, refilling the shelves.) In more than a few cases, the buyers request not subject matter but color. In the Hamptons, a wall of white books is a popular order, cheerfully fulfilled.

How and Why LBJ Killed JFK

Black Friday Protest Shuts Down BART

Protesters shut  greater San Francisco's BART down on Friday, hoping to block passage and shopping for four hours - the time 18-year-old Michael Brown's corpse lay in the street in Ferguson after a police officer fatally shot him this summer.

The Transbay Service at the West Oakland station heading to San Francisco was halted at 10:45 a.m. and resumed limited service about an hour later. About 1 p.m., BART police had arrested nearly 15 people for interfering with the railway system.

BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said about 20 people had chained themselves - or used duct tape to bind their arms together -  on the platform and she urged commuters to find alternative transportation. Many typically leave their cars behind to head to San Francisco from Oakland on BART on this day to start their Christmas shopping.

One woman, Emani Alyce, sent out a steady stream of photos and videos on Twitter from the BART station, saying that there were "all these beautiful black people out her to support the shut down! #Oakland #Ferguson #BlackLivesMatter. Rasheed and Shabbaz, a member the, tweeted: "Rise up! #Shutitdown Oakland is the peoples town."

(via NBC Bay Area)


Still major delays on BART.

Frum's Ferguson Spin

By Chris Rossini

David ("Axis of Evil") Frum, found a way to spin the Ferguson story into this:

Yes, millions of peaceful gun owners are to blame for a government employee killing (not crippling) a teenager who did not have a gun. 

It's the other gun owners, and not "Blue Privilege".

What ISIS Really Wants: Potato Chips and Candy

Fueled bu junk food and Red Bull.

Chips, chocolates, energy drinks and non-alcoholic beer are the treats of choice for many foreigners fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq, reports FT.

In a way, it is the free market at work (after a dayfighting).

Many shopkeepers in Syria's rural east had never heard of energy drinks like Red Bull before foreign Isis fighters arrived. Nor had vendors in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor ever dreamt of selling Snickers or Bounty – the favourite brands of chocolate bars for militants from Europe and the Gulf, says FT.

"These snacks were either unknown, or luxuries we couldn't afford . . . But when the fighters requested them, I didn't ask questions. I ran to my supplier and placed an order," says Nassim, a shopkeeper who used a pseudonym for his safety. "Pringles and Snickers? Isis guys buy those by the box to share at the front."

And why is it easy to get so may recruits?

The average that most Syrian live on now in the area is $3 per day.

Locals say Isis foreign fighters have a basic salary of at least $215 dollars a month – twice the average income civilians can hope to earn. On top of that are shares of war loot, a $3 daily food stipend, and frequent bonuses.

"They never even check prices," says Saleh. "Money isn't a concern for them."

Progressive Cognitive Dissonance on Ferguson

By James Ostrowski
The left or progressive reaction to Ferguson is fascinating and illuminating.  Progressives place great faith in government to solve problems and improve society.  The police, courts and prosecutors are each government bureaucracies. The grand jury, although made up of private citizens is, unfortunately, administered and controlled by the above agencies and applies statutes enacted by the state legislature, yet another government agency.  Though progressives are sharply critical of how these government agencies acted in the Ferguson episode, there has been no apparent admission or recognition that, from their point of view, government failed twice in Ferguson, first in killing a man and second by failing to prosecute. Nor is there any move to reduce the power of any of these government agencies they believe failed here.
Typically for progressives, they instead seek

How Lucky Is Iraq To Have Been Liberated Twice?

By Chris Rossini

1917 - F.S. Maude, Lieutenant-General, Commanding the British Forces in Iraq
"Our military operations have as their object, the defeat of the enemy and the driving of him from these territories...our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators..."
2003 - U.S. Senator John McCain
"[T]here's no doubt in my mind that we will prevail and there's no doubt in my mind, once these people are gone, that we will be welcomed as liberators."
That the British and U.S. governments care so much about the Iraqi people that over 1 million Iraqis have been killed (at least 500,000 of which were children) **and** to turn the place into a complete wasteland....

Now that's some special liberation love.

Chris Rossini is author of Set Money Free: What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve. Follow @chrisrossini on Twitter. 

Cops Beat Man & 7-Month Pregnant Wife then Deleted the Video, But it Survived on the Cloud

Sanity Test

A lot is riding on what you think of this story.

And, if you went as far as watching the entire one hour video at the end of the story, I suggest you call Michael Edelstein immediately.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Angela Merkel Among Those Ahead of Rand Paul in TIME Person of the Year Polling

10.8%Narendra Modi
9.2%Ferguson Protestors
5.6%Joshua Wong
5.2%Vladimir Putin
5.2%Malala Yousafzai
4.3%Ebola Doctors and Nurses
4.2%Laverne Cox
3.6%Joko Widodo
2.7%Chibok Girls
2.5%Pope Francis
2.3%Barack Obama
2%Jennifer Lawrence
1.9%Taylor Swift
1.9%Elon Musk
1.8%Angela Merkel
1.6%Pete Frates and Pat Quinn
1.6%John Kerry
1.6%Tim Cook
1.5%John Oliver
1.4%Shonda Rhimes
1.4%Elizabeth Warren
1.4%Xi Jinping
1.4%Hillary Clinton
1.3%Bashar al-Assad
1.3%Dilma Rousseff
1.2%Tom Frieden
1.2%Jack Ma
1.2%Reed Hastings
1.1%Kanye West
1.1%Christopher Nolan
1.1%Jeff Bezos
1.1%Kim Kardashian
1%Hassan Rouhani
1%Janet Yellen
1%Rand Paul
0.9%Benjamin Netanyahu

(via TIME)

A List of Hillary Clinton’s Demands to Accept $300,000 for a University Speech

WapO used a Freedom of Information Act request to get an inside look at just what it takes to get Hillary Clinton to come speak at your university, beyond her fee of  $300,000, which is apparently the “special university rate.” 
Other demands included:

The New Yorker Frames It For The State

By Chris Rossini

Here's next week's cover of The New Yorker:

To begin with, readers need to know that the image is of St. Louis.

Since everything is The State and nothing is outside of The State, the illustrator depicts a giant state boondoggle (i.e., monument) with a government shrine located underneath, front and center.

As we all know, in the St. Louis area, **a government employee** recently shot and killed an unarmed teenager.

The New Yorker does not create a cover depicting Government Employees vs. The Serfs.

Instead, the mouthpiece rag goes with Black People vs. White People.

At a $6.99 price tag, you're better off using your depreciated dollars to buy a Yo-Yo.

Chris Rossini is author of Set Money Free: What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve. Follow @chrisrossini on Twitter. 

New Rand Paul Book Coming

Rand Paul is working on a new book that will come out early next year - about the same time he will decide whether to run for president, reports  The Courier Journal.

"Just coincidence, probably just coincidence, yeah," Rand n said, chuckling in a recent interview with The Courier-Journal.

The publisher has not yet announced the upcoming book and Paul was reluctant to share the working title.

"Beyond the left-right paradigm kind of thing," the senator elaborated.

Thinkers Who Challenged the State

The Critics of the War Party: From William Graham Sumner to Murray Rothbard

David Gordon on  on "The Changing and Permanent War Parties," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 23 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama: here.

Do We Need a Predatory Overlord?

Brian Wilson talks to Lew Rockwell about the State, here.

Looters of Trinkets & Looters of Treasures

By Chris Rossini

The downside of looting trinkets?

No speaking fees.

(h/t Luke Rudkowski)

Chris Rossini is author of Set Money Free: What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve. Follow @chrisrossini on Twitter. 

MAYHEM: Protesters Arrested En Route to Thanksgiving Day Parade

A group of NYC-Ferguson protesters marched south from the New York Public Library and turned right on 37th Street toward Seventh Avenue about 9:30 a.m. – but then tried to make a U-turn toward the Thanksgiving Day parade route.

“We will not tolerate, under any circumstances, any effort to disrupt this parade,” NYPD police commissioner William Bratton said Thursday morning.

“This is a national event, a historic event. Anybody who would seek to interrupt it would be callous, indeed, on this very special day."

Protesters were planning to shut the parade down,



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What Walter Block Gives Thanks For This Thanksgiving

Walter Block emails:
I’m thankful that things are no worse than they are. Thank goodness we don’t get as much government as we pay for. A lot of the money going to them is wasted; happily. So, they can’t ruin the economy as efficiently as they could were they but more assiduous. Let’s have a drink to lazy bureaucrats and politicians.

Rioters Smash Oakland with SLEDGEHAMMERS

Last night.

Obama's Daughters Teach You How to React to Obama Proclamations

Gawker calls it. "barely contained disdain for the production."

The production was  the goofy traditional Thanksgiving ceremony of "pardoning" a turkey.

MSNBC reports:
When asked by her dad if she would like to pet Cheese the turkey, Malia Obama responded, "Nah."


Massive Calls for Disruption of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Individuals who have no understanding of the difference between the coercive nature of government and the voluntary nature of free exchange are calling for a violent halt to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

NyPo reported on a meeting of disrupters  last night:
“The police aren’t going to arrest us and they are not going to shoot us,” an organizer who calls himself “Magiq” boasted to a group of two dozen rabble-rousers at a Union Square planning session Wednesday night.
“They’re walking right by us now with their heads down and their tails between their legs,” Magiq, 27, of Brooklyn taunted as scores of cops watched the group from across 14th Street...
Under the direction of lefty NYC Mayor DeBlasio orders went out during recent nights of protest to limit arrests. From NyPo:
Sources said Mayor de Blasio ordered the NYPD to give a free ride to the mobs that blocked the Lincoln Tunnel, Brooklyn Bridge and other major thoroughfares Tuesday night.
“It’s coming from City Hall,” a source said. “We’re being told if it’s only traffic violations, don’t do anything.”
“How times have changed. ­Under [Ray] Kelly and [Mike] Bloomberg, this would never happen,” said another source.
“It’s hands-off police tactics. Welcome to our new world,” yet another source said about the NYPD under Commissioner Bill Bratton.
 #stoptheparade is blowing on Twitter:

  1. My kids really want to see this parade but if they they will see history first hand.

  1. How appropriate, almost poetic, that the holiday based on racism will be stopped in its tracks by marches against racism.

I support the hell out of this. Make people stop and listen! Make history!

This is about more than a parade, an event, holiday—it's about shutting down the racist, capitalist colonial system.

I really hope protestors tomorrow. New York City, I have faith in you.
I would LOVE to see folks protesting the in NYC, disrupt the Macy's Day Parade.

to would be glorious, I hope this happens. This is no time for parades.

People who object to are actually telling us that their amusement is worth more than our lives. Think on that.

everyone should tweet shut down the macy's parade dont let them cover up freguson with a holiday based on murder

? why dont ppl ? they have been STEALING from you for 100+ YEARS ! GET MAD ABOUT THAT