Podcast notes for broken show — and a hiatus announcement.

Shelly and I tried to record a show last night, but technical difficulties kept the audio from being laid to track.  While I hope to potentially have a guest host sit in this weekend to fill in the content-gap, there are no promises.

In the interim, here’s the link list containing the stories we were to cover.

If I’m able to get a remote co-host’s audio put to track, expect a posting on either Sunday or Monday.

Otherwise, here’s the link list.  We’ll be back on the air as soon as we’re able.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

Podcast: Episode 1.5

Anonymous protests US intervention in Libya in downtown Madison, WI.

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Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Clutch – “Animal Farm

Topics on the show included (and beware the list… it’s a doozy [but you’ll learn lots])…

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Peter Marshall – “Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism”

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Podcast: Episode 1.4

Lemme guess: you voted for statism, didn't you?

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Introduction:

Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Shelly – “State and Serf

Topics on the show included…

Vigilant Citizen – “The 25 Rules of Disinformation”

http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/the-25-rules-of-disinformation/

“The 25 Rules of Disinformation”

Vigilant Citizen | 24 May 2011

From Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation (Includes The 8 Traits of A Disinformationalist) by H. Michael Sweeney. These 25 rules are everywhere in media, from political debates, to television shows, to comments on a blog.

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Podcast: Episode 1.3

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Introduction:

Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Shelly – “It’s a One-Party World

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Podcast: Episode 1.1

Zombie bin Laden--back for the brains we shot out of the back of his head...

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Introduction:

After a long wait, many starts, stops, fits, and restarts: finally… a new podcast.  Much has happened since this show has last fired up the “ON AIR” sign.  We’ve invaded four (or is it five?) new nations; receded mildly a front in the Iraq War; expanded the Afghanistan War; started murdering lotsa people in Pakistan with drones and missles; we’ve seen QE1 and QE2; and TARP has been expanded under the Obama junta (among many other horrible things!).  Plenty has stayed the same, though: we still torture; Gitmo’s still open; the political parties are corrupt; Goldman-Sachs still has operatives planted all over the place; and gold and silver prices keep risingrisingrising!

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Fred Buzzeo – “To Tax Is to Destroy”

http://mises.org/daily/5234/To-Tax-Is-to-Destroy

To Tax Is to Destroy

Fred Buzzeo | April 28, 2011

The landmark Supreme Court decision McCullough v. Maryland (1819) has had wide impact on the powers of the federal government. In fact, this decision, more than any other, is responsible for the incredible growth of federal authority throughout the years. Today, Washington has a tight grip on every aspect of our lives, and much of this federal intrusion is due to the “implied powers” doctrine that emanated from this court decision.

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Kurt Nimmo – “Nazi Lover Schwarzenegger: Make Me President of European Union”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/nazi-lover-schwarzenegger-make-me-president-of-european-union.html

Nazi Lover Schwarzenegger: Make Me President of European Union

Kurt Nimmo | April 23, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the washed up B-actor who served a disastrous stint as California’s governor, is now gunning for the presidency of the European Union.

“The Austrian-born former body builder, 63, at loose ends as he tries to figure out what his next act should be, reportedly is being advised by aides to return to his native Europe to run for the EU presidency,” reports the AFP.

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Doug French – “Conventional Education Will Go the Way of Farming”

http://mises.org/daily/5211/Conventional-Education-Will-Go-the-Way-of-Farming

“Conventional Education Will Go the Way of Farming”

Doug French | April 15, 2011

Food is vital for survival, yet less than 2 percent of America’s population works in agriculture. That’s a big change from 100 years ago, when over 40 percent of the workforce was toiling away on the farm. If I had been born at the start of the 20th century in Kansas, rather than at the end of the 1950s, no doubt my life would have been spent on the farm.

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American Small Business League – “Obama Budget Plan: Higher Taxes on Small Businesses, and Federal Small Business Contracts for Fortune 500 Firms”

http://www.asbl.com/showmedia.php?id=1837

“Obama Budget Plan: Higher Taxes on Small Businesses, and Federal Small Business Contracts for Fortune 500 Firms”

American Small Business League | April 13, 2011

Petaluma, Calif. – Today President Barack Obama rolled out his blueprint for deficit reduction, during which he highlighted a plan to implement higher taxes on “the wealthy.” The American Small Business League (ASBL) is concerned that President Obama’s reference to the wealthy, meaning wage earners over $250,000 a year, is actually a reference to a large percentage of America’s 27 million small businesses.

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Murray N. Rothbard – “The Tyranny of Government Courts and Prisons”

http://mises.org/daily/5199/The-Tyranny-of-Government-Courts-and-Prisons

“The Tyranny of Government Courts and Prisons”

Murray N. Rothbard | April 12, 2011

Compulsory labor permeates our legal and judicial structure. Thus, much-venerated judicial procedure rests upon coerced testimony. Since it is axiomatic to libertarianism that all coercion — in this case, all coerced labor — against everyone except convicted criminals be eliminated, this means that compulsory testimony must be abolished as well. In recent years, it is true, the courts have been alive to the Fifth Amendment protection that no alleged criminal be forced to testify against himself — to provide the material for his own conviction. The legislatures have been significantly weakening this protection by passing immunity laws, offering immunity from prosecution if someone will testify against his fellows — and, furthermore, compelling the witness to accept the offer and testify against his associates. But compelling testimony from anyone for any reason is forced labor — and, furthermore, is akin to kidnapping, since the person is forced to appear at the hearing or trial and is then forced to perform the labor of giving testimony. The problem is not only the recent immunity laws; the problem is to eliminate all coerced testimony, including the universal subpoenaing of witnesses to a crime, and then forcing them to testify. In the case of witnesses, there is no question whatever of their being guilty of a crime, so the use of compulsion against them — a use that no one has questioned until now — has even less justification than compelling testimony from accused criminals.

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Economic Collapse – “Corrupted!: 5 Shocking Examples Of Government Corruption That Will Blow Your Mind”

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/corrupted-5-shocking-examples-of-government-corruption-that-will-blow-your-mind

“Corrupted!: 5 Shocking Examples Of Government Corruption That Will Blow Your Mind”

Economic Collapse | April 14, 2011

At times it really is breathtaking how corrupted the U.S. government has become. Government corruption has become so endemic in our society that most people have just kind of accepted it as “normal”. But shouldn’t we all get hopping mad when we learn that the Federal Reserve sent billions of dollars in bailout money to addresses in the Cayman Islands? Shouldn’t we all be furious when one of the leading candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney, declares that he is “not going to spend my time focusing on the Federal Reserve”? Shouldn’t we all be alarmed when Nancy Pelosi gives a speech in which she says that “elections shouldn’t matter”? Shouldn’t we all demand that someone be held accountable when we find out that a CBO analysis shows that the “$38.5 billion” in spending cuts will only reduce the budget deficit for this year by $352 million dollars? On top of everything else, shouldn’t we all be absolutely horrified when the TSA gropes little 6 year old girls and virtually none of our politicians demand change?

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Richard Backus – “Popular Scams of the Rich and Famous”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20827.htm

Popular Scams of the Rich and Famous

Richard Backus | September 21, 2008

There are an ever-increasing number of linkages between politicians, big businesses, and rich individuals designed to promote their joint prosperity at the expense of the general public. Money flows in both directions between these “players” under various “pay for play” schemes. Because they unfairly absorb federal tax revenue or deprive the general public of legitimately earned benefits, I refer to these schemes as “scams’. Most are technically “legal’ being based upon law or statute, or founded upon government policy and practice, but have been set up in ways designed to benefit favored individuals. In most cases, these practices are promoted by Republican politicians serving their primary clients, rich individuals and “big business”. Hopefully, in the coming elections, legislators will be chosen which will have the courage to rectify these abuses. The following are just a few of the more popular scams.

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Environmental News Service – “World Water Crisis Underlies World Food Crisis”

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2008/2008-08-18-01.asp

World Water Crisis Underlies World Food Crisis

Environmental News Service | August 18, 2008

The world’s supplies of clean, fresh water cannot sustain today’s “profligate” use and inadequate management, which have brought shrinking food supplies and rising food costs to most countries, WWF Director General James Leape told the opening session of World Water Week in Stockholm today.

“Behind the world food crisis is a global freshwater crisis, expected to rapidly worsen as climate change impacts intensify,” Leape said. “Irrigation-fed agriculture provides 45 percent of the world’s food supplies, and without it, we could not feed our planet’s population of six billion people.”

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