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An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
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Archived News Monday November 1st, 2010
The Cruel Irony of Political Libertarianism posted 11/01/2010, 5:11 PM (Ross Kenyon)
[Category: Commentary]
Thomas Paine wrote — probably to annoy me — that “those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” With the American midterm elections this week, I find myself pensively reflecting on the cruel irony of being a political libertarian. There appears to be a direct correlation between how radical one’s libertarian sentiments are and the amount of resentment felt by being ensnared by American democracy.

Libertarians are nonaggressive and essentially want to be left alone. They don’t (or shouldn’t) seek to hurt or exploit anyone. I personally would like to live in peace with all people and trade. I respect the labor of others in the hopes that they might too respect mine. We libertarians have lives we enjoy leading; friends and family to do things more fun than politicking with, music to create, wilderness to explore, a whole world of delights waiting, and some of us even enjoy moving our bodies rhymically to well-ordered sounds. We would surely all choose such activities, full of spunk and life, over participation in the jaundiced political nightmare we are currently faced with, but alas, we are not permitted to escape the fatigue of supporting our philosophy.

Market anarchists envision a world without poverty or war, where individuals are not forced to subsidize the domination of one another, nor have our own lives paternalistically guided by bureaucrats, politicians, or generals, irrelevant of how they were placed in a position of political power.

This world is possible, and it isn’t really all that complex of an idea: there should be no arbitrary political boundaries and thus no forced collectivization. Political relationships should be based upon consent and problems resolved through decentralized common law negotiation amongst the affected parties, not non-refusable legislative representation based upon geographical lines.

Libertarians form intentio
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The Libertarian Pledge to America posted 11/01/2010, 5:10 PM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Commentary]
Just in time to bamboozle conservative voters before the election, House Republicans unveiled their "Pledge to America" at a hardware store in Virginia in late September. Although the Pledge contains libertarian rhetoric about promoting "greater liberty" and "smaller, more accountable government," the fact that Republicans promise to roll back spending only to the level it was during Bush’s last... (more)

Can Liberty Be Advanced Through Violence? posted 11/01/2010, 5:10 PM (Butler Shaffer)
[Category: Commentary]
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

~ Albert Einstein

A Republican candidate running for Congress in Texas has set many minds and mouths atwitter with his suggestion that, should state tyranny ever become a problem in America that could not be resolved by political means, the use of violence, while "not the first option," would be "on the table." There is a deep-rooted frustration an
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Lysander on Voting posted 11/01/2010, 5:10 PM (Butler Shaffer)
[Category: Commentary]
A reader sent me the following quote from the great Lysander Spooner:

“These voters, having given their votes in secret have put it out of your power to designate your principals individually. You have no legal knowledge as to who voted for you. And being unable to designate your principals individually, you have no right to say that you have any principals. And having no right to say that you have any principals, you are mere usurpers, making laws and enforcing them upon your own
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The Cult Of Obama Crashes And Burns posted 11/01/2010, 5:10 PM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Commentary]
The image of one man begging on his knees as Obama’s convoy pulls away from a restaurant in Chicago yesterday speaks volumes about how far the man’s status has fallen in the eyes of everyday Americans.

Facing a midterm election defeat unparalleled by any other in history, Obama’s fall from grace represents the stark reality that the people are fuming that they allowed themselves to be sold on empty promises and outright lies.

Today at an indoor arena in Cleveland, O
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Did Obama Order British Authorities To Find Non-Existent Ink Bomb? posted 11/01/2010, 5:10 PM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
After having examined the suspicious ink toner device for six hours and found it to be a dud, bomb experts at East Midlands Airport only reversed their decision after being ordered to re-inspect the package by US authorities following President Obama’s Friday afternoon speech in which he claimed that the devices did in fact contain explosives.

This telling contradiction in the timeline of the cargo bomb plot fiasco proves that the story was being hyped and manipulated from t
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Yemen Insists No Packages Sent 48 Hours Prior to Toner Bomb Hysteria posted 11/01/2010, 5:10 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Once again, according to the government and the compliant corporate media, Muslim cave dwellers are attempting to kill us because they hate our freedom.

Last week the airwaves and internet were besieged with a fabulous story of al-Qaeda miscreants in Yemen attempting to send toner cartridge bombs to synagogues in Chicago.

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Toner Bomb Plot Used to Empower CIA posted 11/01/2010, 5:09 PM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In addition to adding new urgency and a fresh dose of hysteria to the flagging war on manufactured terror, the toner bomb plot has provided an excuse to rationalize the global reach of the CIA.

"Officials said support was growing both within the military and the administration for shifting more operational control to the CIA -- a move that would allow the U.S. to strike suspected terrorist targets unilaterally with greater stealth and speed," reports the ... (more)

EFF Sues The Gov't, Demanding Proof That It Needs To Put Wiretap Backdoors Into All Communications posted 11/01/2010, 5:09 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
About a month ago, news broke that the feds were going to push for new legislation that would require wiretapping backdoors be put into all forms of internet communications. This is a bad idea for any number of reasons -- including the fact that this would make it much easier for others to spy on the communications of Ameri... (more)

Gitmo Child Soldier Sentenced to 40 Years for 'Terrorism' posted 11/01/2010, 5:08 PM (Antiwar)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Though a plea deal will cap the amount of time he serves at nine additional years, Toronto-born Gitmo child soldier Omar Khadr was sentenced to 40 years for “war crimes” related to allegations he may have been the one who threw a hand grenade during the Afghan War in 2002, killing a US soldier. The charges included “terrorism” and “spying.”

Khadr was forced into service resisting the US invasion of Afghan
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Obama signs waiver allowing U.S. aid to countries using child soldiers posted 11/01/2010, 5:08 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
President Obama has granted a waiver allowing four countries to continue receiving U.S. military aid even though they use child soldiers, officials said Wednesday.

Human rights groups reacted with surprise and concern, saying the decision would send the wrong message.

"What the president has done is basically given everybody a pass for
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The Calm Before The Storm posted 11/01/2010, 5:08 PM (The Economic Collapse)
[Category: Economy]
An eerie calm has descended upon world financial markets as they await perhaps the two most important financial events of the year this week.  On Tuesday, investors will be eagerly awaiting the results of one of the most anticipated midterm elections in U.S. history.  On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to end months of speculation by formally announcing the details of a new round of quantitative easing.  If either the election or the meeting of the Federal Reserve open market committe... (more)

An Open Letter to the Walt Disney Company posted 11/01/2010, 5:05 PM (Arthur M.M. Krolman)
[Category: Commentary]
Robert A. Iger
President & C.E.O.
Walt Disney Co.
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Dear Mr. Iger,

Thank you for your timely response to my letter.

I had asked for your advice on how to get to Disney World now that United States government agents force children to submit to nude photography by means of ionizing radiation or manual inspection of their private parts at the airport on the way
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Gold Never Has Been (and Never Will Be) in a Bubble posted 11/01/2010, 5:00 PM (Daily Reckoning)
[Category: Economy]
Binghamton, New York – Most serious gold investors follow a basic principle: that gold is stable in value. Changes in the "gold price" represent changes in the currency being compared to gold, while gold itself is essentially inert.

This is why gold was used as a monetary foundation for literally thousands of years. You want money to be stable in value. The simplest way to accomplish this was to link it to gold. Today, we summarize this quality by saying that "gold is money."
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Gold Will Outlive Dollar Once Slaughter Comes posted 11/01/2010, 5:00 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
The world's monetary system is in the process of melting down. We have entered the endgame for the dollar as the dominant reserve currency, but most investors and policy makers are unaware of the implications.

The only questions are how long the denouement of the dollar reserve system will last, and how much more damage will be inflicted by new rounds of quantitative easing or more radical monetary measures to prop up the system.

Whether prolonged or sudden, the t
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Why the Fed Will Be Dissolved Within Five Years posted 11/01/2010, 4:59 PM (Seeking Alpha)
[Category: Economy]
How’s that for a game changer?

In case you missed it, the #1 news story for this week (and the year) was the Fed’s decision to ask its Primary Dealers (PDs) for suggestions on how large and how long QE 2 should run.

The implications of this are vast. But the biggest ones are:

1) The PDs OWN the Fed (not the other way round)

2) QE 2 is a definite, not a “maybe”

3) The Fed doesn’t know what it’s doing

4) The
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The Most Dangerous Drug posted 11/01/2010, 4:58 PM (Reason)
[Category: General]
A new study in The Lancet rates the harmfulness of 20 psychoactive drugs according to 16 criteria and finds that alcohol comes out on top. Although that conclusion is generating headlines, it is not at all surprising, sin... (more)

Complaint filed over Adams Morgan dog shooting posted 11/01/2010, 4:54 PM (Washington Examiner)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The animal rescue group that owned the dog shot and killed by a police officer at the Adams Morgan Day festival in September has filed a report with the D.C. Office of Police Complaints.

The group, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, says in the complaint that it has 11 eyewitnesses who support the group's version of events -- that Officer Scott Fike unjustifiably threw and shot Parrot, a pit bull and terrier mix.
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Family Calls Twin Rivers Police Shooting Brutality posted 11/01/2010, 4:54 PM (KCRA Sacramento)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The family of an unarmed man shot by Twin Rivers police is calling it police brutality.

More people skipping flu shot this year posted 11/01/2010, 4:54 PM (Natural News)
[Category: Brave New World]
Americans seem to be wising up about the flu shot scam, according to a new study in Consumer Reports indicating that fewer people than last year are planning to, or have already gotten, the flu shot this year. Thirty-one percent of respondents indicated they are unsure if they will get this year's three-in-one combo vaccine because of concerns about its safety and effectiveness, while 30 percent said they definitely will not be getting the shot.

Statistics Canada recently r
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Evidence Flu Vaccines Are Needless and Useless posted 11/01/2010, 4:54 PM (AllVoices)
[Category: Brave New World]
The flu season is upon us, along with good and bad news.

The swine flu epidemic of last year was warned to be an immense disaster and the end result showed it was milder than what had been forecast.

The mortality rate of last years flu have estimates showed it turned out to be one-third of a normal year, despite the news of the new human-bird-pig influenza virus known as swine flu. No flashing lights, red flags or disasters occurred.

The United States
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Bisphenol-A now linked to male infertility posted 11/01/2010, 4:53 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Brave New World]
A controversial chemical used for decades in the mass production of food containers and baby bottles has been linked to male infertility for the first time.

Study Shows Fluoride from Tea & Toothpaste Weakens Bones posted 11/01/2010, 4:53 PM (USNewswire)
[Category: Brave New World]
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoride consumption from tea and toothpaste damaged a woman's bones, report researchers in Osteoporosis International published online October 9, 2010.

Fluoride, added to water intending to reduce tooth decay, accumulates in and can weaken bones. To prevent bone damage or skeletal fluorosis, in 1986 EPA set 4mg/L as water fluoride's maximum-contaminant-level. In 2006, the National Research Council reported that 4 mg/L is too high
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Hoquiam mayor favors fluoride despite opposition posted 11/01/2010, 4:53 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Brave New World]
HOQUIAM, Wash. -- Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney hopes to move toward fluoridating the city's water on his own authority, even though the city council voted against the proposal.

YouTube Star VenetianPrincess Silenced By Music Publishers Claiming Parody Isn't Fair Use posted 11/01/2010, 4:52 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Yet another story of copyright being used to stifle creativity, rather than enhance it.



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