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Facebook Sells Disabled Iraq Vet $300,000 In Ads, Then Deletes His Influential Pages

Tyler Durden Oct 20, 2018

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Facebook banned several pages operated by disabled by Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage, after he says he spent $300,000 on advertising. The social media giant removed without warning Kolfage's Right Wing News and Military Grade Coffee Company (which donates 10 percent  of all profits to veteran organizations), in a site-wide effort to crack down on "misinformation" on the network.
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US-Russian Exchanges Gather Momentum

Melkulangara Bhadrakumar Oct 19, 2018

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If a single exchange stood out during the tense interview of President Trump with the CBS News 60 Minutes on Sunday — Washington Post listed 8 of them — I would say it was when he tried to filibuster Lesley Stahl over the topic of ‘Russian meddling’ in the American elections.

Stahl kept taunting Trump but all she’d get was Trump repeating, ‘But China also meddled in the US elections.’ When she pointed out that she was asking about Russia, Trump repeated calmly, “And I think, frankly, China is a bigger problem”. Later, Stahl recounted that out of all 4 interviews she’s taken with Trump in the past 2 years, he was different this time: “He’s truly President. He felt it, I felt it.” Now, that was fulsome compliment from someone who is known to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

Most certainly, Trump is unceremoniously shifting the narrative on Russia by laterally inserting China into it. He calculates that it pays, since ‘Russia collusion’ did not turn out to be a campaign issue in the midterm election in US, after all. Besides, the tide of opinion in the US regarding China has changed so dramatically and the focus is no longer on Russia. Arguably, engaging Russia as ‘counterweight’ to China might even appeal to the American opinion. Henry Kissinger long advocated it.
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Tucker Carlson’s Marijuana Malarkey

Adam Dick Oct 19, 2018

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In August, Tucker Carlson declared at his Fox News show that it would be an act of war on the United States for the Mexico government to cease engaging in a war on heroin. Carlson even supported his wacky conclusion by pointing to drug overdose deaths in America, despite those deaths in fact being multiplied because of the US war on drugs. On Wednesday, Carlson was back at his show spouting drug war nonsense — this time expressing his dread of marijuana legalization that kicked in this week countrywide in Canada potentially spreading throughout America.

The nonsense starts in the first words Carlson states in his introduction of guest Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project. Carlson begins: “Well Canada has become just the second country in the history of the world to fully legalize the sale of marijuana as well as the recreational consumption.” The inclusion of the phrase “in the history of the world” gives the impression that prohibition has been the norm throughout world history, from thousands of years BC until Uruguay legalized marijuana sales in 2017. Carlson would need look no further than his own country of America to see the ridiculousness of this suggestion. From the founding of the Unites States government in the 1700s through the early 1900s, the national government did not prohibit the sale or use of marijuana. In fact, it did not prohibit the sale or use of other now-illegal drugs such as cocaine either.

Next up, Carlson dwells on the danger that marijuana “makes people less likely to act” and “more passive.” Of course, that is not true across-the-board as marijuana use can help people see things in a new way, leading to innovations in how they act in the future. Think of it as a form of brainstorming aid. It can also serve as rejuvenating relaxation and distraction, as can taking a break from work and chores to listen to music or play a sport. Nevertheless, assuming that Carlson’s assessment is correct, it would just as well be an argument for making illegal many other activities, such as watching a TV sitcom, taking a walk, or playing a card game.
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Suspicious Timing of Mueller's Latest 'Russiagate' Indictment

October 21 - Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced Friday a new indictment  in his seemingly endless "Russiagate" investigation. This time a 44 year old accountant from St. Petersburg, Russia, was indicted for attempting to meddle in US elections by trying to "create and amplify divisive social media and political content" on social media. The Russian woman is said to work for Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin, who it is claimed owns the Internet Research Agency, Ltd. RPI's Daniel McAdams points out in the interview below that the timing is highly suspicious, coming just days before Trump's National Security Advisor is scheduled to travel to Moscow in attempt to begin patching up relations:



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Five Minutes Five Issues: Canada Marijuana, Ambassador Nobody, Marijuana Ally, Federal Reserve, US Marijuana
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at StitcheriTunesYouTube, and SoundCloud.
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Nevada Brothel Owner and Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Supporter Dennis Hof Has Died
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A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at StitcheriTunesYouTube, and SoundCloud.
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Hey, Loyola Students, Don’t Boycott Prof. Walter Block
Loyola University Economics Professor Walter Block starts off his Tuesday article at lewrockwell.com stating it has come to his attention “that many Loyola students will not enroll in my classes, will boycott my public lectures, will have nothing to do with me, because they think I favor slavery and am a racist and a sexist.” Block then proceeds to refute each of the assertions put forward to urge students to boycott him.
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Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell’s Wide-ranging Q&A at the Mises Institute
Attendees at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Supporters Summit at the institute’s Auburn, Alabama headquarters were treated on September 28 to a wide-ranging question and answer period with premier libertarian communicators Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell. United States foreign policy, the war on drugs, tariffs, and concerns about social media companies are among the topics Paul and Rockwell discuss in the Q&A.
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