Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 31

Did Al-Qaeda Ever Exist?

Writer Arjun Walia is out with a brilliant new essay (see here). Walia cites recent revelations by the highest-level CIA agent in charge of the Osama Bin Laden unit. The agent has now admitted that “Al-Qaeda” (which means “the base” in English) never existed! It was a CIA operation the entire time. A number of …

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May 22

Government claims Arctic is Melting Months Prematurely; Satellite Data Show Otherwise

Here is today’s Huffington Post headline: “Spring Has Sprung In The Arctic … But It’s Way Too Early For It: NOAA just reported the earliest snowmelt in 78 years of recorded history.” But intrepid data analyst Tony Heller examined the Danish satellite imagery of Arctic ice. “Temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing over the …

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May 22

Portland, Oregon Public Schools Ban all Global-Warming Skepticism Materials

Not since the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial has a government school board imposed such a ludicrous rule on school curricula. Last week, the government school board of Portland, Oregon UNANYMOUSLY VOTED TO BAN all schoolbooks or other materials which question or doubt the government’s theory of apocalyptic manmade global warming. See here. This astounding act …

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May 22

Added Course: “Government’s War on the Poor: the Lesson of Lysander Spooner’s American Mail Company”

Government masquerades as a protector and defender of the poor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Government’s worldwide are the greatest promoter of impoverishment, starvation and suffering for the world’s poorest. Mostly governments keep people poor by imposing legal barriers and licensing schemes upon poor people–which prevent poor people from launching rewarding careers. During …

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May 22

Seminar next week in Orlando, Florida: “Fully Informed Juries”

LSU President Roger Roots will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Libertarian Party National Convention in Orlando, Florida. Roots will be lecturing on the topic of jury nullification. The Libertarian Party National Convention will be held from Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day), with special committee meetings, candidate and activist …

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May 19

Venezuela was once among the richest and safest countries in Latin America: Now men die in the streets fighting over five dollars

Even the Associated Press has begun to notice the collapse of Venezuela just 15 years after the country adopted socialism: Vigilante violence against people accused of stealing has become commonplace in this crime-ridden country of 30 million, once one of the richest and safest in Latin America. The revenge attacks underscore how far Venezuela has …

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May 18

Venezuelan socialism drove away 9,000 companies

Socialism is a curse that no one should wish for–unless one wishes it on a hated enemy. Any society that adopts socialism will inevitably become sick and weak over time. Venezuela went hard-line socialist in 2000. Sociology professors in the U.S. cheered the Latin American country on. But just 16 years later, Venezuelans are starving …

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May 18

Montana newspapers in a frenzy over people disobeying government at Yellowstone National Park

A terrifying spectacle of hate has become front-page news in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and the Billings Gazette. For the past 2 days, both papers have focused on a story of some fun-loving (but foolish) Canadian tourists who allegedly strayed off the government boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park’s Prismatic Spring geothermal area. The young men …

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May 16

Cuban socialism devastated the environment

Reason Magazine’s cartoonist Peter Bagge recently took a 4-day trip to Cuba. (Cuba has recently opened itself somewhat to American tourism.) Bagge reports that Cuba is a filthy island with littered beaches and smoke-filled air. The air pollution is so bad there that Cuba’s weather reports sometimes simply say: “Smoky.” There are rolling blackouts and …

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May 15

Next weekend: Join us for a trek into Montana’s Crazy Mountains to ‘chase ice’

In 2016, Lysander Spooner University will embark on a series of research trips aimed at studying glacier in Montana and the greater Yellowstone region. Join us this coming Saturday at the sidewalk in front of the ‘MT Cup’ coffee shop in Livingston, Montana at around 8:00 a.m.. After introductions, we will caravan to the nearby …

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