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Episode 43 How Can Anyone Believe the Propaganda About Ukraine?

Summary:

Every traditional and social media outlet is flooded with one story: President Putin of Russia is absolutely evil for invading Ukraine “for no reason,” while President Zelensky of Ukraine is a gallant hero for bravely standing his ground to resist. But when you remove the emotionally charged packaging, the situation in Ukraine looks very similar to some previous conflicts the U.S. government has been involved in which it characterized very differently.  

Links:

Vladimir Putin: Full Text of February 21, 2022 Speech

Full Transcript of Putin address February 24, 2022

Russians with Attitude

Additional Reading:

Putin is Not at War with Ukraine

Washington’s stance on Ukraine is as divorced from reality as its Covid Regime

Earth to Washington, D.C.: Russia will never give up ports in Syria and Ukraine

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Episode 42 FEDERALISM How Decentralization Can Save America with Suzanne Sherman

Summary:

So divisive have American politics become that conservatives and liberals now openly talk about “national divorce,” meaning dissolving the existing union to allow red and blue states to either govern themselves or join smaller, likeminded federations. While there is nothing wrong with considering this solution, one less daunting may be staring Americans in the face. Suzanne Sherman lays it out in her new book, FEDERALISM: How Decentralization Can Save America.

Guest bio:

Suzanne Sherman was raised in California and having spent most of her life there, she moved to Utah to live a life of preparedness and self-reliance. You may know her as the “Red Hot Chilly Prepper” and host of the Wasatch Report. She’s also a recovering attorney previously licensed to practice in California for several years. In addition to her work on preparedness, Suzanne has done significant writing on history and the Constitution. More information can be found at her website at https://www.suzannecsherman.com/

Book discussed:

FEDERALISM: How Decentralization Can Save America by Suzanne Sherman

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Episode 41 Presidents’ Day The Best and the Worst in US History

Summary:

They changed George Washington’s birthday to “Presidents’ Day” to honor all the presidents, no matter how terrible they were, especially Lincoln, who was one of the worst. The holiday is usually accompanied by many best/worst president’s lists as seen by historians. Not surprisingly, you can read these backwards and they make much more sense.

Additional Reading:

Both Lincoln and the Confederacy Were Awful

Shadows and Foreshadowing at Nagasaki

Down with the Presidency from The Left, The Right, and The State by Lew Rockwell

The Real Lincoln by Thomas Dilorenzo

Grover Cleveland: The Last Jeffersonian President by Ryan S. Walters

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Episode 40 Taking the Child Maskers to Court with Jim Ostrowski

Summary:

While thousands of Canadian truckers fight vaccine and mask mandates in Canada and cities, states, and nations begin repealing Covid restrictions amid public pressure, New York’s unelected governor continues to require schoolchildren to be masked. Attorney Jim Ostrowski of Buffalo is taking her and every complicit school district to court.

Guest bio:

James Ostrowski is a trial and appellate lawyer and author from Buffalo, New York. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Buffalo News, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Legislative Gazette. His policy studies have been published by the Hoover Institution, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. His articles have been used as course materials at numerous colleges including Brown, Rutgers and Stanford.

He is the author of many books, including Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America, A Crime Against Humanity: Essays Against the Lockdown, and The Libertarian Devil’s Dictionary. Presently, he is an adjunct scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and a columnist for LewRockwell.com.

Guest Links:

UNMASK OUR KIDS WNY LEGAL FEES (Contribute via GiveSendGo)

The Complaint

Jim’s Facebook Page

https://www.amazon.com/James-Ostrowski/e/B00OE8JKQO

Additional Reading:

STUDY: Masks make no significant difference

Highly acclaimed peer-reviewed Bangladesh study shows that masks don’t work at all

Covid Charts Quiz

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Episode 39 Is Jay Powell Paul Volcker or Arthur Burns? with Tom Luongo

Summary:

Jay Powell said in December 2021 that the Fed would target federal funds interest rate of 0.9% by the end of 2022. But in the past week, several other Federal Reserve Board members have spoken out, with President of the St. Louis Fed James Bullard calling for the rate to reach 1.0% by July 2022. Is the Fed in disarray? Tom Luongo of Gold, Goats, and Guns says no, just at war with the Davos crowd and the European central bank. He joins Tom to discuss.

Guest Bio:

Tom Luongo is a former research chemist, amateur dairy goat farmer, anarcho-libertarian, and obstreperous Austrian economists. He now publishes the Gold Goats, and Guns newsletter and podcast and contributes to a variety of publications, including, but not limited to Seeking Alpha, Russia Insider Halsey News and Newsmax media.  

Links:

Gold, Goats, and Guns

https://www.patreon.com/GoldGoatsNGuns

Additional Reading:

Despite GOP Boycott, Senate Banking Democrats Vote for Powell

Will Lagarde and the ECB Survive this Inflection Point in Geopolitics?

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Episode 38 Social Security and the Federal Reserve Use Similar Tactics to Defraud You

Summary:

As a follow up to Episode 34 You and I Would Go to Jail for Running a Scam Like Social Security, Tom answers some questions e-mailed in response to the episode and points out how both Social Security and the Federal Reserve System intentionally misuse financial terms to deceive the public.

Links:

But I Paid Into It…

What Is a Note?

Federal Reserve Note (Wikipedia)

Additional Reading:

The Theory of Money and Credit

Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action

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Episode 37 Can Christians be libetarian? with Doug Stuart and Kerry Baldwin

Summary:

The libertarian philosophy based upon self-ownership and the non-aggression principle leads one to political positions like legalizing prostitution, gambling, and other victimless crimes.

This begs the question: can one be a devout Christian and a libertarian at the same time? Doug Stuart and Kerry Baldwin of the Libertarian Christian Institute join Tom to discuss their new book on the subject, Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions.

Guest Bio:

The Libertarian Christian Institute is a federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational and religious nonprofit organization that promotes libertarianism from a Christian point of view. We are convinced that libertarianism is the most consistent expression of Christian political thought. LCI is ecumenical in nature, welcoming all those who confess the traditional creeds of the universal church.

Doug Stuart: Doug Stuart is CEO of the Libertarian Christian Institute. He holds an MDiv from Missio Seminary, and his writing and speaking focus on challenging the status quo. Doug became a full-fledged libertarian because Christians can defend liberty as a necessary aspect of loving others and defending the rights of the oppressed. Doug currently lives with his wife and three children in Lancaster, PA, where he freelances as a graphic designer and video producer. He has served as a deacon at an evangelical church, where he has also taught classes on film and culture, evangelism, faith and economics, and non-violence.

Kerry Baldwin: Kerry Baldwin is an independent researcher and writer with a B.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State University. Her website is MereLiberty.com and she focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology. She challenges readers to rethink prevailing paradigms in politics, theology, and culture. She is a confessionally Reformed Christian orthodox Presbyterian in the tradition of J. Gresham Machen (1881–1937), an outspoken libertarian and defender of Christian orthodoxy.

Kerry holds libertarian anarchism to be properly grounded in Reformed Christian convictions, and finds an alternative to patriarchialism, feminism, egalitarianism, and complementarianism in a Reformed perspective. Kerry is a single, homeschooling mother of three. She enjoys outdoor activities in the Jemez mountains near her home, and stereotypically introverted hobbies such as puzzles and brain teasers.

Guest Links:

https://libertarianchristians.com/

Additional Reading:

Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions

Faith Seeking Freedom Audiobook (50% off)

An Anti-State Christmas

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Episode 36 Fighting for Freedom in Knox County, TN with Mayor Glenn Jacobs

Summary:

Since 2020 we’ve learned how important it is that we still live in a federal republic rather than a monolithic nation state. If things get too bad in your state, you can vote with your feet and many Americans have over the past two years.

However, you can also make a difference at the county level. Despite the name recognition gained from being an international professional wrestling star, Glenn Jacobs (WWE’s “Kane”) decided to run for mayor of Knox County, TN and won. He joins Tom to discuss governing during the pandemic and beyond.

You can watch a video of the episode here.

Guest Bio:

Glenn Jacobs spent more than 20 years as a professional wrestler. Most notably as WWE superstar and three-time world champion Kane. After a hall of fame career as a professional athlete and a few decades as a small business owner, Glenn felt called to run for mayor of Knox county, Tennessee, to help others reach their full potential.

In 2017, Glenn answered the call to serve and was overwhelmingly elected mayor of Knox county in 2018. He’s running for reelection this year in 2022.

Guest Links:

Re-Elect Glenn Jacobs for Knox County Mayor

Twitter: @GlennJacobsTN

Additional Reading:

WWE wrestler-turned-Tennessee mayor refuses compliance to COVID vaccine mandates in letter to Biden

Knox Co. Mayor Jacobs says he will not issue new COVID-19 restrictions

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Episode 35 Biden’s Most Dangerous Game in Ukraine with Daniel McAdams

Summary:

President Biden says the U.S. will not go to war over Ukraine, even if Russia invades, and is not planning on admitting Ukraine into NATO “in the next ten years.” But the administration is still playing a dangerous game by refusing to completely walk away from the conflict. Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute joins Tom to discuss.

Guest bio:

Daniel McAdams is executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and Co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. He served in Ron Paul’s Congressional office in Washington as a foreign affairs and defense advisor.

Guest Links:

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/

Additional Reading:

America’s Putin Psychosis

Regime ‘Libertarians’ Call for Cato Blood

Biden’s Insane ‘Russia False Flag’ Conspiracy Debunked

Washington’s stance on Ukraine is as divorced from reality as its Covid Regime

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Episode 34 You and I Would Go to Jail for Running a Scam Like Social Security

Summary:

Economists talk about the Social Security “Trust Fund” and politicians sometimes even demagogue about their colleagues “robbing the trust fund.” But once you understand what the so-called trust fund really is, there is plenty more to be angry about than politicians supposedly robbing it for other government boondoggles.

Prepare to be very angry.

Links:

No, the US doesn’t have $30 trillion in debt

But I Paid Into It…

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