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Seattle Gets a Brand New Auto-Zone || EP266 SEE IT: Protesters Set Up ‘Autonomous Zone’ In Seattle After Police Retreat, Take Over 6 Blocks Around Shuttered Precinct Thanks Ben The protest situation in Seattle has reached a new level of chaos after the Seattle Police, seeking “deescalation,” retreated from a now-boarded up East Precinct building, allowing radical protesters to set up what they’ve declared “The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” that encompasses several blocks of the city. After a showdown between left-wing rioters and police on Sunday, Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced late Monday an effort to “de-escalate” the situation by ordering the police to pull out of the East Precinct. THE DEMANDS OF THE COLLECTIVE BLACK VOICES AT FREE CAPITOL HILL TO THE GOVERNMENT OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON In credit to the people who freed Capitol Hill, this list of demands is neither brief nor simplistic. This is no simple request to end police brutality. We demand that the City Council and the Mayor, whoever that may be, implement these policy changes for the cultural and historic advancement of the City of Seattle, and to ease the struggles of its people. This document is to represent the black voices who spoke in victory at the top of 12th & Pine after 9 days of peaceful protest while under constant nightly attack from the Seattle Police Department. These are words from that night, June 8th, 2020. For ease of consideration, we’ve broken these demands into four categories: The Justice System, Health and Human Services, Economics, and Education. Given the historical moment, we’ll begin with our demands pertaining to the Justice System. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
61 min
This is Not the Way || EP 265
<p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Obama calls for police reforms, tells protesters to 'make people in power uncomfortable'</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Kentucky governor vows to provide healthcare coverage for all black residents</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Uber Eats Start Free Delivery From Black-Owned Restaurants</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>This is *exactly* how far Donald Trump will go to hear a packed crowd cheering for him</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Dr. Jo Jorgensen Talks Protests, Riots, Looting...
Dr. Jo Jorgensen is the Libertarian Party's Nominee for President. She joined us today to talk about the protests sweeping the nation, and the Libertarian response to a very real problem.  Donate at --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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#DumbBleep of the Week! Elon Musk is on the Lis... Unemployment Rate Shocks Wall Street, Drops To 13.3% — Biggest One-Month Job Gain Since 1939 The U.S. unemployment rate shocked economists on Wall Street, dropping to 13.3% for the month of May. Dow Jones experts had predicted the rate would soar to 19.5% with another 8 million jobs lost, but the economists weren’t even close. The economy actually created more than 2.5 million jobs in May, the Labor Department reported. The May gain was by far the biggest one-month jobs gain in U.S. history since at least 1939. Supreme Court may consider making it easier to sue police for misconduct WASHINGTON — As calls grow nationwide for reforms in law enforcement following the death of George Floyd, the Supreme Court will soon announce if it will jump into the debate by considering whether it should be easier to sue police for serious misconduct. Law enforcement officers who behave badly are rarely prosecuted, so lawsuits brought by victims of misconduct are often the only way to hold them accountable. And there's no other way for victims to get compensation for a violation of their rights. But a string of decisions by the Supreme Court has made it very difficult for victims to win in court. When Things Fall Apart: To Mend Our Social Fabric, These Are the Principles That Must Guide Us From lockdowns, to police brutality, to riots, only a principled approach can make things better. Worries race through one’s mind. How could things have gone so out of control so quickly? Young people just starting out in life wonder how they will get by. Parents wonder what kind of lives their children will have in such a world. Will they be able to prosper? Will they even be safe from violence? Thoughts like this can send us reeling. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Is Rand Paul Pro-Lynching? || EP 262
<p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><em><strong>Sen. Paul acknowledges holding up anti-lynching bill, says he fears it would be wrongly applied</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><strong>Cowboys' Dak Prescott breaks silence on death of George Floyd, donates $1M to improve police training</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Medical Examiner's Autopsy Reveals George Floyd Had Positive Test For Coronavirus</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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This is Not About Saving Black Lives || EP 261
<p><strong>This is Not About Saving Black Lives || EP 261</strong></p> <p><a href=""><strong></strong></a></p> <p><a href=""><strong></strong></a></p> <p><strong>At Least 11 Dead Across the U.S. During Protests</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Retired St. Louis police captain died protecting friend's store during night of violent protests, widow says</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>A white bar owner in Omaha shot and killed a black protester. He won't face charges.</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Is This an Insurrection? || EP 260
<p></p> <p></p> <p><strong>Trump went from freedom fighter to authoritarian in about a week</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p>(CNN)The moment was made for TV. With a protest just beyond the White House complex, President Donald Trump made a last-minute decision to give a brief address asserting his authority to impose order on US streets -- then departed the White House and walked across a zone freshly cleared by mounted police, to stand with a Bible outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Square.</p> <p>The church had suffered damage in a fire Sunday night. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington said after Trump's walk that she was "outraged."</p> <p>"I am outraged. The President did not pray when he came to St. John's, nor as you just articulated, did he acknowledge the agony of our country right now," Budde told CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360."</p> <p>Tear gas in the capital -- With a haze of tear gas and police pushing back protesters on the north side of the White House, Trump said in the Rose Garden on the south side of the building that he'd call up US troops to keep Americans safe from each other.</p> <p>Pushing back protesters on cue -- Moments before he spoke, police had advanced on live TV to disperse peaceful protesters, some kneeling with their hands up, creating an image of unrest where none had existed.</p> <p>Rule of law -- Earlier, with barely a nod to the police brutality that had sparked the demonstrations, Trump promised a strict rule-of-law response, called smatterings of violence that sprang from large protests "domestic terror" and said he would bring "thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers" to help strictly enforce curfews on federal land in DC.</p> <p><strong>The Insurrection Act --</strong></p> <p>While he stopped short of invoking an 1807 law -- the Insurrection Act -- to call up federal troops to US cities, he kept the option open and recommended governors call up even more National Guard troops. Tens of thousands have already been called up for both coronavirus and civil unrest. (Note: That 1807 law was most notably used by Republicans and Democratic presidents in the 1960s to force desegregation. Trump would be using it to squelch calls for social justice. So we have evolved).</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Don't Hurt People, and Don't Burn Their Stuff |...
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#DumbBleep of the Week! AOC vs Warren vs Trump ...
<p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Trump's warning as Minneapolis burns over George Floyd's death: 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts'</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Tesla's Musk earns $770M in stock options, company confirms</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Minneapolis is Burning || EP 257
<p></p> <p></p> <p><strong>Trump targets social media companies with executive order after Twitter fact-checks his tweets</strong></p> <p>CNBC</p> <p>President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order cracking down on “censorship” by social media sites, a move widely seen by critics as retaliation against Twitter’s decision to slap fact-checking labels on the president’s tweets.</p> <p><strong>Trump executive order says social media companies 'censoring' speech</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p>President Trump is expected to order a review of the federal law that protects social media companies from content posted by their users days after Twitter labeled two of his tweets "potentially misleading."</p> <p>Trump is scheduled to sign the executive order on Thursday.</p> <p>A draft of the executive order seeks to limit the legal protections shielding internet companies and websites such as Twitter and Facebook from lawsuits, making it easier for federal agencies to hold the companies liable.</p> <p><strong>George Floyd protest turns deadly; Minneapolis mayor requests National Guard</strong></p> <p><strong>NBC</strong></p> <p>The mayor of Minneapolis asked the Minnesota National Guard to move in after protests in the city over the death of George Floyd in the custody of police escalated Wednesday night with a fatal shooting near the site of the demonstrations, widespread looting, fires and the deployment of tear gas.</p> <p>"I cannot risk the safety of innocent people and so that is what I've been sworn to uphold and that is what I am dedicated to do," Mayor Jacob Frey told NBC affiliate KARE. "We can have both things. We can have peaceful demonstrations, but I also have to ensure the safety of everyone in the city."</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Politicians Are Not the Answer. Our Interview w...
<p>Chris Spangle from "We Are Libertarians" joins us to talk news, politics, and the future of the LP. Check out the "We Are Libertarians" podcast on your favorite podcast app!&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href="">Subscribe on Apple Podcasts</a></p> <p><a href="">Subscribe on Spotify</a></p> <p><a href="">Subscribe on other, less cool podcast apps</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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When is Enough, Enough? || EP255
<p><a href=""></a></p> <p>Get in on the contest!</p> <p>1. Secret Code from the Podcast</p> <p>2. Enter it on the <a href="">website</a></p> <p>3. See if you win!</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Use-Of-Force Experts Say Police Restrained George Floyd For Too Long</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Unemployed South Florida Man Tells Police He Robbed Store To Feed Family</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>The Freedom to Move—or Stay Still</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>U.S. Supreme Court asked to intervene in California’s ‘biased’ shutdown of churches</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Trump announces that houses of worship are ‘essential,’ calls on governors to open them up</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Patreon Only LIVE Q&A || EP 254
<p>Hear the answers to all the questions you been wanting to ask!</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>Get in on the contest!</p> <p>1. Secret Code from the Podcast</p> <p>2. Enter it on the <a href="">website</a></p> <p>3. See if you win!&nbsp;</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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#DumbBleep of the Week! Warren VS Yang VS Berni...
Contest details: Leave a rating/review on iTunes Go to our website and enter the secret code word from the podcast! American billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic Church That Refused To Close During Lockdown Gets Burned Down, Investigated As Arson Four Democratic U.S. senators warn against Uber buying Grubhub --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Doctors Warn Trump of the Lockdown's Unintended...
<p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p><strong>U.S. to fly aid into Russia where coronavirus cases are climbing</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. military transport aircraft was expected to deliver a first batch of medical aid to Russia on Thursday, including 50 ventilators, to help Moscow cope with a rising number of novel coronavirus cases and deaths.</p> <p>Russia’s case tally, the world’s second highest, rose to 317,554 on Thursday after 8,849 new infections were reported, while the death toll climbed past the 3,000 mark after 127 people died in the last 24 hours.</p> <p><strong>Doctors raise alarm about health effects of continued coronavirus shutdown: 'Mass casualty incident'</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the "national shutdown" aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders keeping businesses closed and kids home from school a "mass casualty incident" with "exponentially growing health consequences."</strong></p> <p><strong>The letter outlines a variety of consequences that the doctors have observed resulting from the coronavirus shutdowns, including patients missing routine checkups that could detect things like heart problems or cancer, increases in substance and alcohol abuse, and increases in financial instability that could lead to "[p]overty and financial uncertainty," which "is closely linked to poor health."</strong></p> <p><strong>100 ‘unprecedented’ student lawsuits suing colleges amid coronavirus outbreak</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p>In a growing number of lawsuits across America, college students suddenly stuck in Zoom ZM, +1.03% classes want some of their tuition money back because, they say, this kind of academic experience isn’t what they bargained for.</p> <p>It’s been approximately two months since colleges started cancelling on-site schooling in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Government Wants a Back Door into Your iPhone |...
<p></p> <p>We're giving away $500!!! Sign up at</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Kroger CEO gets a big pay hike</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Kroger Co. gave CEO Rodney McMullen a 19% pay hike last year, pushing his compensation near $12 million and making him one of Greater Cincinnati’s top-paid CEOs.</strong></p> <p><strong>Cincinnati-based Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets, boosted McMullen’s pay to $11.8 million last year, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That’s up from $9.9 million in 2017. McMullen’s pay excludes changes in the actuarial present value of his pension benefit, a calculation the SEC requires but the Courier excludes from calculations of total compensation.</strong></p> <p><strong>Kroger to Pay $130 Million in One-Time Employee Bonuses</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Major U.S. grocery and drugstore chain Kroger (NYSE:KR) says it will pay $130 million more in bonuses to its workers, both part-time and full-time, in two parts. Like other bonuses and extra pay the company has dished out during the past several months, this bonus is to "recognize and thank our associates for their incredible work during this historic time" of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to CEO Rodney McMullen.</strong></p> <p><strong>Pensacola Terrorist’s Phone Showed Connections To Al Qaeda. DOJ, FBI, Slam Apple For Refusing To Help Unlock It</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Attorney General Bill Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray slammed Apple for refusing to help them unlock the iPhones of the terrorist who launched a deadly terror attack at a Florida naval base last December. The two men announced that after they finally unlocked the phones, cellphone evidence showed the terrorist who launched the attack had been in contact with al Qaeda operatives for years.</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Apparently, You Don’t Have the Constitutional R...
<p></p> <p></p> <p><strong>Alan Dershowitz says the state has every right to ‘plunge a needle into your arm’ and forcibly vaccinate its citizens</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Alan Dershowitz, liberal Democratic lawyer, civil liberties advocate, and Harvard Law School emeritus professor, says that the state has a "right" to "plunge a needle into your arm" in a forced vaccination scenario if necessary.</strong></p> <p><strong>During a recent discussion with Jason Goodman, Dershowitz — who defended President Donald Trump during his Senate impeachment trial — said that the U.S. Constitution permits the government to forcibly vaccinate its citizens in an effort to stop the spread of contagion.</strong></p> <p><strong>Trump announces executive order aiming to make hundreds of deregulations amid coronavirus permanent</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>President Trump announced an executive order Tuesday that aims to make hundreds of deregulations in the age of coronavirus permanent, something that would amount to a massive overhaul of regulatory policy.</strong></p> <p><strong>"We've done far more regulation cutting than any president in history," Trump said at a Cabinet meeting ahead of signing the order.</strong></p> <p><strong>Democratic Socialists of America's membership surges amid coronavirus, report says</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Even as virtually every country's economy has struggled in recent months amid state-imposed lockdowns intended to combat the coronavirus pandemic, some disaffected progressives are convinced that the problem is capitalism -- reportedly sending membership in the Democratic Socialists of America [DSA] surging by 10,000 since March, for a still-paltry total of 66,000 members overall.</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
62 min
The Innocent Shouldn't Be Murdered by Governmen...
<p></p> <p></p> <p><strong>Why Illinois Is In Trouble – 109,881 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $14B</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Illinois could soon be the first state in history to have its bonds rated as “junk.” Last month, both Moody’s MCO and Standard &amp; Poor’s downgraded Illinois debt to just one notch above junk status.</strong></p> <p><strong>Last week, the Illinois State Senate President Don Harmon (D-Chicago) wrote a letter to Congress requesting a $41.6 billion bailout. Critics balked.</strong></p> <p><strong>Police Shot and Killed a 26-Year-Old EMT in Her Apartment While Looking for Someone Else Entirely</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Breonna Taylor’s mom knew something was wrong when she got a call after midnight on March 13 from Taylor’s boyfriend. He said that he believed their home was being broken into.</strong></p> <p><strong>“I think they shot Breonna,” her boyfriend told Taylor’s mother over the phone.</strong></p> <p><strong>Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was killed in her Kentucky apartment by cops who were executing a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation. The police say Taylor’s boyfriend shot a cop, and they responded with a volley of bullets, at least eight of which struck Taylor.</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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When Republicans and Democrats Agree, Liberty D...
<p></p> <p></p> <h1><strong>Senate votes to renew federal surveillance</strong></h1> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation that would extend a set of expired federal surveillance tools designed to help law enforcement officials track suspected terrorists and spies, moving one step closer to reviving them.</strong></p> <p><strong>The legislation passed the Senate 80-16 on Thursday. The bill is a bipartisan compromise that has the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Justice Department, which had been part of the negotiations, said it appreciated that the expired authorities had been reauthorized but expressed disappointment with the tweaked version of the bill that ultimately passed.</strong></p> <p><strong>‘The Onion can’t keep up with CNN’: Network’s coronavirus town hall to feature… expert Greta Thunberg</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>CNN’s latest installment of its ‘Facts and Fears’ town hall on the coronavirus pandemic will feature teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as one of its experts. What expertise Thunberg can offer on the virus is a mystery.</strong></p> <p><strong>The town hall, due to broadcast on Thursday, will feature former acting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Richard Besser, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg.</strong></p> <p><strong>Near-term U.S. economic outlook darkens, slow recovery to follow: Reuters poll</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>(Reuters) - An already-dismal near-term U.S. economic outlook has darkened further in the latest Reuters poll of economists, and while a recovery is still forecast for the second half, the economy won’t come close to regaining the ground it lost this year.</strong></p> <p><strong>Laying bare both the human and economic tragedy brought by the coronavirus pandemic, almost 4.4 million people have been infected globally and the U.S. unemployment rate surged to 14.7% last month, far higher than its post-World War Two record of 10.8% in November 1982.</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Should You Be Wearing a Mask? || EP 247
<p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Stop Forcing People to Wear Masks Over COVID-19 Fears</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><em><strong>Senate rejects measure that would block FISA Court from approving searches of U.S. citizens</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><em><strong>Michigan barber defying Gov. Whitmer’s coronavirus shutdown has license stripped</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><em><strong>Tesla’s Elon Musk Defies Government Orders in an Act of Economic Civil Disobedience</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Democrats Propose $3T Legislation || EP 246 FBI Accidentally Releases Name Of Saudi Official Suspected Of Directing Support For 9/11 Attack The FBI accidentally revealed the identity of a Saudi government official who officials had suspected of helping direct support to two of the Al-Qaeda hijackers that carried out the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans. Yahoo News reported late on Tuesday that the revelation was contained in court documents filed late last week, which have since been withdrawn, in response to a lawsuit from families of the 9/11 victims against the Saudi government. House Democrats unveil new $3T relief bill with aid to states, direct payments to Americans House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief package – which includes another round of direct payments to Americans – designed to ease the pandemic’s effects on the health care system and the economy. Democratic leaders announced the House will vote on the gargantuan measure this Friday, leaving members with less than three days to pore over the nearly 2,000 page bill. Bill Gates’s Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready in 12 Months Billionaire Bill Gates’s foundation will focus all of its resources on fighting the coronavirus, according to the Financial Times. The philanthropist and founder of Microsoft Corp. said that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with an endowment exceeding $40 billion, will give “total attention” to the pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 and is roiling economies around the world, he said in an interview with the newspaper. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Bernie Doesn't Want Denmark || EP 245
<p></p> <p><em><strong>There's a rebellion brewing and Trump is egging it on</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em>(CNN)There's a Covid-19 rebellion brewing in Pennsylvania, where counties led by Republicans and some businesses have said they'll defy Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's restrictive orders.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Wolf has said he'll withhold stimulus funding from those counties if they ignore his orders. He's taken a tiered strategy to reopening the state and moved scores of counties to a new, more open "yellow" phase. Some of those still on "red" don't want to wait for the state anymore.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>McDonald’s Workers in Denmark Pity Us</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>...Grab a Danish, and we’ll chat about how a progressive country performs under stress. The pandemic interrupted my reporting, but I’d be safer if I still were in Denmark: It has had almost twice as much testing per capita as the United States and fewer than half as many deaths per capita.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Put it this way: More than 35,000 Americans have already died in part because the United States could not manage the pandemic as deftly as Denmark.</strong></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Is Justin Amash a Real Libertarian? + When the ...
<p></p> <p><em><strong>‘The Final Straw’: Elon Musk Says He’ll Move Tesla Headquarters Out Of California, File Lawsuit Over Restrictions</strong></em></p> <p><a href=";utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro"><u><em><strong>;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro</strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has recently drawn national attention for his strong rebukes of government authority amidst the , revealed on Saturday morning that the company’s headquarters in Fremont, California, would immediately begin moving to either Texas or Nevada.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>The CEO’s announcement, which took the form of a tweet response to someone who encouraged Tesla to file a lawsuit against Alameda County, called the local government barring the company from re-opening with reduced capacity on Friday “the final straw.”</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Coronavirus pandemic may lead to 75,000 "deaths of despair" from suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, study says</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>COVID-19 has directly claimed tens of thousands of U.S. lives, but conditions stemming from the novel coronavirus — rampant unemployment, isolation and an uncertain future — could lead to 75,000 deaths from drug or alcohol abuse and suicide, new research suggests.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Deaths from these causes are known as "deaths of despair." And the COVID-19 pandemic may be accelerating conditions that lead to such deaths.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Take the Shutdown Skeptics Seriously</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em>Should states ease pandemic restrictions or extend lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders into the summer? That question confronts leaders across the United States. President Trump says that “we have to get our country open.” And many governors are moving quickly in that direction.</em></p> <p><em>Critics are dismayed. Citing forecasts that COVID-19 deaths could rise to 3,000 per day in June, they say that reopening without better defenses against infections is reckless. That assessment may well be correct. Many insist it is immoral, too. The columnist Amy Z. Quinn says the Trump administration is “choosing money over lives.” In a CNN news analysis, Daniel Burke offers this characterization of America’s choice: “Should we reopen the economy to help the majority or protect the lives of the vulnerable?”</em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Our Greatest Fear Should Be White Supremacy? + ...
<p></p> <p><em><strong>Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Ed Markey team up to propose monthly payments of $2K during pandemic</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>(CNN)In response to the worsening economic crisis facing the country, Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Bernie Sanders of Vermont along with Ed Markey of Massachusetts will introduce a bill aimed at establishing a rebate payment program that would deliver $2,000 dollars to US residents including children until the Covid-19 pandemic has ended.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next.</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>You might feel blindsided by the coronavirus, but warnings about a looming pandemic have been there for decades. Government briefings, science journals and even popular fiction projected the spread of a novel virus and the economic impacts it would bring, complete often with details about the specific challenges the U.S. is now facing.</strong></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Censorship is Never a Good Idea | Supreme Court...
<p></p> <p></p> <p><em><strong>Grimes explains meaning of unique name of son with Elon Musk</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>Singer Grimes has revealed the meaning behind the unique name of her newborn son with Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Musk announced the birth of their baby boy in a post on Twitter Tuesday, telling a fan that they had chosen to call him X Æ A-12 Musk.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Memes around the choice of moniker came thick and fast with many members of the online community wondering how it was pronounced.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Grimes has since broken down each character of their son's name in a Twitter post.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Supreme Court Bans Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts for Serious Crimes</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>The badly fractured decision, affecting defendants in two states, continued a debate among the justices over the power of precedent.</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the </strong></em><a href=""><u><em><strong>Constitution banned non-unanimous jury verdicts</strong></em></u></a><em><strong> in cases involving serious crimes. The decision will affect defendants and prisoners in Louisiana and Oregon, the only two states that have allowed such verdicts in recent years.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>The decision was badly fractured, with the justices sharply debating whether to adhere to an earlier decision.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>YouTube’s Censorship of Dissenting Doctors Will Backfire</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>YouTube has been removing videos of a press briefing in which two doctors criticize the sweeping “shelter-at-home” edicts that governments have imposed throughout the world in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the videos had over 5 million views before it was taken down.</strong></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
92 min
Is It Time for Libertarianism? || EP 239
<p></p> <p></p> <p><em><strong>SHUTDOWN UNREST: From CA To NY, Thousands Across Nation Turn Out For Lockdown Protests</strong></em></p> <p><a href=";utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro"><u><em><strong>;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro</strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>Well over a month into coronavirus shutdown mode, unrest bubbled to the surface in states across the nation on Friday. From New York to California, thousands gathered in protest, demanding an end to draconian lockdown measures.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>An estimated 500-plus protesters gathered in Huntington Beach, California on Friday, rejecting Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus measures, including his order to close all public beaches in Orange County.</strong></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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The Healthcare Pandemic || EP 237 --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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The Dumbest (and best) Stuff of the Week || 238
<p></p> <p></p> <p><em><strong>Walmart pays hourly staff nearly $180M in bonuses with 'more to come'</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>Walmart paid almost $180 million in cash bonuses to its hourly associates nationwide on Thursday and has fulfilled its goal of hiring 200,000 more employees since March in response to demand prompted by the novel coronavirus, the company announced.</em></p> <p><em>Donna Morris, the company’s chief people officer, said in a memo posted to its website Thursday that hourly associates received the extra cash, which was actually accelerated quarterly incentive payouts, in addition to previously announced bonuses.</em></p> <p><em>Walmart announced in a mid-March press release it plans to pay its full-time hourly employees $300 each and it’s part-time hourly workers $150 as a “special cash bonus,” totaling more than $365 million.</em></p> <h1><em><strong>Amazon’s CEO tells investors ‘you may want to take a seat,’ as he explains why the company will spend ‘entirety’ of $4 billion profit</strong></em></h1> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p> Inc. unsurprisingly topped expectations for quarterly sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was comments from CEO Jeff Bezos, in a written statement accompanying the retailer’s earnings report, that really drew the focus on Wall Street Thursday evening.</p> <p>The remarks constituted arguably the lengthiest such statement from the world’s richest man in a quarterly report and underscored the magnitude of the deadly disease that has left much of the world struggling to emerge from forced business shutdowns and a temporary cessation of normalcy to help limit the contagion’s spread.</p> <h1><em><strong>FDA authorizes remdesivir for emergency use as coronavirus treatment</strong></em></h1> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p>The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use in treating coronavirus cases, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn announced in an impromptu Oval Office meeting on Friday afternoon. Daniel O'Day, the CEO of Gilead Sciences, which produces the drug, also attended the meeting with administration officials.</p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Firearms | COVID Mortality | & Unemployment || ...
Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases   New studies suggest huge undercount of coronavirus infections — but are they right?   GOP senators warn jobless benefit change will ‘push unemployment higher,’ as many paid more not to work --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
63 min
A Test Is NOT a Cure || EP 235
Detroit health care worker dies after being denied coronavirus test 4 times, daughter says Biden accuser Tara Reade calls out media, potential Dem VP picks for their 'silence' on her accusations Here's Why The Pentagon Officially Released UFO Video Footage --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
62 min
The War on Wealth || EP 234
<p>America's billionaires have become even richer since Donald Trump became president, and it says a lot about the country's record-high wealth gap</p> <p></p> <p><br></p> <p>Fact check: Hospitals get paid more if patients listed as COVID-19, on ventilators</p> <p></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
63 min
Dumbest Tyrants of the Week | AOC | Gov. Whitme...
UN warns world of humanitarian 'catastrophe' as hunger pandemic looms post-virus crisis Anti-lockdown protester wields vile ‘sacrifice the weak’ poster at ReOpen Tennessee rally --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Bernie Says "Economic Rights Are Human Rights" ...
Sweden’s Top Epidemiologist: COVID-19 Infections Flattening Under Policy of Individual Responsibility He traveled to a hospital to set up its new computer system. Three weeks later, he died there. - NBC --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
76 min
It's Time to PANIC || EP 231
2 cats in NY become first US pets to test positive for virus Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the United States Read in ABC News: --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Trump Proposes a Halt of Immigration|| EP 230
<p></p> <p></p> <p><em><strong>Judge tosses Twitter suit over surveillance secrecy</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>A federal judge has dismissed Twitter's long-running lawsuit aimed at receiving a green light to provide users with a more detailed picture of U.S. government surveillance requests.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>On Friday evening, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Rogers turned down the social media company's bid to reverse the FBI's classification of statistical reports Twitter wanted to release about demands it receives from U.S. authorities through National Security Letters and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers are set to call in sick to protest its response to COVID-19</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>Hundreds of US Amazon workers are set to protest Amazon's handling of the coronavirus crisis by calling in sick this week.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>More than 300 Amazon employees have pledged to not go into work starting Tuesday, according to worker rights group </strong></em><a href=""><em><strong>United for Respect</strong></em></a><em><strong>. The figures were first reported by </strong></em><a href=""><em><strong>The Guardian</strong></em></a><em><strong>.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Trump Plans to Halt Nearly All Legal Immigration Into the U.S.</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>The coronavirus has led the U.S. to a dark place of national reckoning. On Monday evening, President Donald Trump </strong></em><a href=""><u><em><strong>announced</strong></em></u></a><em><strong> his intention to further dim what remains of American life from just two months ago by suspending nearly all legal immigration into the country. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!” Trump </strong></em><a href=""><u><em><strong>tweeted</strong></em></u></a><em><strong>. The move is being made under the guise of the pandemic and an effort to protect American workers, many millions of whom now find themselves out of work, but it’s hard not to see something deeper and darker in the “America First” president’s motives. It’s hard not to read this as an opportunist seizing an opportunity.</strong></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
76 min
Millions May Lose Their Employer Provided Insur...
In Nation Without Medicare for All, 3.5 Million Workers May Have Lost Employer-Provided Insurance Over Last Two Weeks Where You’re Out of Work Makes All the Difference in the World --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Don't Forget to Hate the Rich During This Pande... The COVID-19 Crisis Is the Result of Decades of FDA Misrule The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing how the US Food and Drug Administration puts Americans at increased risk of sickness and death. Decades of killing medical innovation and forcing industries offshore made this inevitable. Rightfully, many are questioning how things got this bad. As political stock rises in calls for change in Washington, Americans must watch out for any false debate that merely aims at rearranging deck chairs. IRS sends coronavirus stimulus checks to dead people An unlikely group counts itself among the recipients of the coronavirus stimulus checks: the dead. The IRS began distributing $290 billion in direct cash payments within the past week as part of the $2 trillion CARES Act stimulus bill. As part of the plan, IRS is sending checks of up to $1,200 per individual and $2,400 per married couple over the past several days to weather the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.IRS sends coronavirus stimulus checks to dead people How Some Rich Americans Are Getting Stimulus ‘Checks’ Averaging $1.7 Million A $1.7 million stimulus check? While wealthy Americans are not eligible for the comparatively measly $1,200 stimulus checks that are now being disbursed to many Americans, they are on pace to do even better. 43,000 taxpayers, who earn more than $1 million annually, are each set to receive a $1.7 million windfall, on average, thanks to a provision buried in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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A Timeline of the Coronavirus Pandemic || EP 227
<p><em><strong></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>N.Y.C. Death Toll Soars Past 10,000 in Revised Virus Count</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em>New York City, already a world epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, sharply increased its death toll by more than 3,700 victims on Tuesday, after officials said they were now including people who had never tested positive for the virus but were presumed to have died of it.</em></p> <p><em><strong>‘This Did Not Have To Happen’: McConnell, McCarthy Blast Democrats For Blocking Funds For Small Businesses</strong></em></p> <p><a href=";utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro"><u><em><strong>;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro</strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a statement on Wednesday for refusing to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act, which will result in harm to Americans.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Coronavirus timeline shows politicians', media's changing rhetoric on risk of pandemic</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>As reporters looked on during a contentious White House briefing this week, President Trump stepped aside and played a brief video showing several media figures downplaying the coronavirus in January and February, including some personalities who now argue the president didn't act quickly enough.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Sources believe coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan lab as part of China's efforts to compete with US</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em>There is increasing confidence that the COVID-19 outbreak likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China's attempt to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China's government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News.</em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Alyssa Milano Says "Believe All Women.." Except...
<p></p> <p></p> <h1><em><strong>Budget Deficit Now Expected To Near $4 Trillion This Year</strong></em></h1> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>In the halcyon days of yore—you know, 10 weeks ago—budget hawks were fretting about the return of trillion-dollar deficits, with the Congressional Budget Office's latest 10-year projection showing that the annual budget deficit would hit $1.7 trillion by 2030.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Alyssa Milano Discovers Due Process</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>Only some women are to be believed, when it’s politically convenient.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>It’s one thing to adopt a poorly formed set of principles and foist them on others at every opportunity. It’s another to apply those principles unflinchingly to one’s political opponents while giving allies a free pass.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Milano’s pro-due-process statement on the accusations against Biden is, in essence, the correct one, just as Biden’s recent defense of himself was justifiable. Due process is an essential part of the liberal legal tradition and a foundational part of our culture; there’s nothing wrong with invoking “innocent until proven guilty” on one’s own behalf or that of a friend. There is, however, quite a bit wrong with invoking this principle only when it suits you and jettisoning it when it comes to people holding political beliefs you find abhorrent.</strong></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
73 min
The Free Market Isn't Altruistic- and That's Fi...
<p></p> <p></p> <p><em><strong>Trump wants to reopen country soon. But power really lies with governors</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>As President Donald Trump leans in to his fervent desire to reopen the nation's economy by May 1, there is a major obstacle standing in his path: the nation's governors and mayors who hold the power to enforce closures and who have often taken a far more aggressive posture on protecting public health than the President.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>DOJ: 'Expect action' on government regulation of religious services amid COVID-19 outbreak</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>The Justice Department (DOJ) may take action next week against local governments that have cracked down on religious services as widespread parts of the country are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, a DOJ spokesperson said Saturday.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Corporations step up in the coronavirus crisis—Is it PR or purpose?</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>For the past month, my email inbox has flooded with press releases from companies touting the good works they are doing during the coronavirus crisis. In some cases, their actions seem like random acts of charity. In others, they loom large—like Jack Dorsey’s decision to dedicate $1 billion worth of Square stock for coronavirus relief. A number of companies are taking substantial actions to reward frontline workers—like Albertsons granting a $2 an hour pay increase on top of overtime, or Target investing more than $300 million in added wages, paid leave, and back-up childcare.</strong></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
52 min
Should You Be Able to Go to Church This Weekend...
<p></p> <p></p> <p><em><strong>On Monday, Forbes revealed Johnson &amp; Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutical was handed $450 million to work on a preventative treatment for COVID-19. Later, the pharma giant confirmed the coronavirus vaccine could roll out to the public by early 2021.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Now the company’s chief scientist says it will also spend $500 million as part of a $1 billion partnership with the U.S. government to research and produce a vaccine. And Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer at Johnson &amp; Johnson, says it will start manufacturing this month before the vaccine has gone through clinical trials or been approved by the FDA. That’s in order to get large quantities of the vaccine ready to go to market early next year, if it’s given the green light by regulatory agencies, Stoffels tells Forbes.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>U.S. coronavirus restrictions create split among religious liberty advocates</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When an evangelical Christian pastor was arrested in Florida for flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the new coronavirus, a conservative religious liberty group was quick to leap to his defense.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Bernanke rejects Great Depression comparisons as he says GDP could slump by 30%</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, is a scholar of the Great Depression, a background he put to use during the global financial crisis when he invented many of the emergency lending programs the central bank is now reusing.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>But he thinks the Great Depression is a bad comparison to make to the current economic nosedive caused by the shutdowns in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.</strong></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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The Government Can't Even Distribute "Free Mone...
<p></p> <p></p> <p><em><strong>Wobbly U.S. fiscal response could deepen coronavirus recession</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government’s massive effort to nurse the economy through the coronavirus crisis was billed as a send-money-and-don’t-sweat-the-details flood of cash to people and businesses in a $22 trillion system that has ground to a halt.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Illinois Mayor Sends Police To Break Up Parties. They Found His Wife At One Of Them.</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>The Alton, Ill., mayor said his wife showed a stunning lack of judgment in violating stay-at-home orders intended to stop the spread of coronavirus.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>The mayor of a small city in Illinois warned citizens that he had ordered police to break up parties and issue citations to enforce the state’s stay-at-home orders that are meant to slow the coronavirus pandemic. But when the officers did so, they found his wife at one such gathering.</strong></em></p> <h1><em><strong>ESSENTIAL WORKERS WOULD GET UP TO $25,000 BOOST UNDER SENATE DEMOCRATS' NEW 'HEROES FUND' STIMULUS</strong></em></h1> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em>Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would boost the pay of essential workers on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by potentially tens of thousands of dollars.</em></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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How Many People Have to Die Before We Reopen th... An Alternative to the Lockdown Strategy in the Fight Against Coronavirus The current coronavirus strategy of most governments is a recipe for a worldwide economic disaster. In many countries, the strategy of confinement and forcing shops to close is a sure-fire path to large-scale business failures. The cascade of economic and financial repercussions to come is likely to lead to another Great Depression. Could Sweden’s Laissez-Faire Approach to the Coronavirus Actually Work? Sweden, unlike its European neighbors and most US states, has declined to take a hardline approach to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instead of instituting mass shutdowns and ramping up policing, Sweden has responded with a lighter touch. AOC wants coronavirus reparations for minorities: 'Inequality is a comorbidity' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared Friday that inequality is a preexisting health condition and that minority and low-income communities should receive coronavirus relief in the form of reparations. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Consumers Prefer Reviews Over Government Licens...
<p><em><strong></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Harvard Study Finds Consumers Don’t Care if Businesses Are Licensed, but Do Consider Customer Reviews and Pricing</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em>A recent study by MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and Boston University found that consumers care far more about reviews and prices than government-mandated credentials.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Amazon Worker Fired After Staging Walkout Over Company’s Handling Of Coronavirus Risk</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>Amazon fired an employee who helped organize a walkout at one of its fulfillment centers over the company’s response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on Monday.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Shoot them dead' - Philippine leader says won't tolerate lockdown violators</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.</em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Can Transgender Females Compete in Female Sport... FREE TRIAL EXTENDED FOR ONE DAY! JUMP IN NOW FOR FREE! GOP Governor Bans Biological Males From Competing Against Girls On Monday, Republican Governor Brad Little of Idaho signed the Fairness for Women in Sports Act, which protects girls sports as single-sex, barring biologically male transgender girls from competing against biological girls. Coronavirus: Spain passes 100,000 cases and records more than 800 deaths for five days running The total number of global cases has passed 860,000, including more than 42,000 fatalities. Over 178,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Get the latest updates from around the world: Coronavirus Exposes Birth Control Access Flaws Many Americans rely on maintenance medications — drugs that they use long-term. These include a host of medications, including hormonal contraception, which are used to maintain daily quality of life. In the case of contraception, hormonal birth control can be used for family planning and treating the symptoms of illnesses like polycystic ovarian syndrome. The CDC will set up a coronavirus 'surveillance and data collection system' as part of the $2 trillion stimulus bill, which President Trump just signed into law President Donald Trump signed into law a sweeping stimulus bill that will pump emergency funding into the CDC to combat the coronavirus, including a system to gather data on how the virus is spreading. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Marc Clair from Lions of Liberty! || EP 219
<p> - HURRY! Free Trial ends tonight!</p> <p></p> <p>Great interview with Marc from Lions of Liberty! We discuss the Pandemic, Economics, Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of meaning.</p> <p>Go to or to support them!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Government Steps Aside So the Market Can Provid...
<p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization Of Trump-Touted Drug To Treat Coronavirus</strong></p> <p><strong>DAILYWIRETHANKSBEN</strong></p> <p><em>On Sunday night, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs often used to treat malaria and recently touted by President Donald Trump as a possible “game-changer” in the fight against the China-originated novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.</em></p> <p><strong>FDA greenlights COVID-19 point-of-care test</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><em>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved emergency use for a portable, fast, swab test for the coronavirus Friday which can provide results in less than 15 minutes.</em></p> <p><strong>After $25 million stimulus, stunned NSO players receive one-week notice from Kennedy Center</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>Hours after President Trump signed a stimulus bill that includes $25 million for the Kennedy Center, its president, Deborah Rutter, told the National Symphony Orchestra that paychecks would end this week.</em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Trump Wants Thomas Massie Ousted From the Repub...
<p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>'Mr. No': Meet the U.S. congressman who might delay the coronavirus bill</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump as he has leaders of Congress worried he will delay a planned Friday voice vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue plan, drawing calls from the White House to throw him out of the Republican Party.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Mexican governor says poor are 'immune' to coronavirus</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>The governor of a state in central Mexico is arguing that the poor are “immune” to the new coronavirus, even as the federal government suspends all nonessential government activities beginning Thursday in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.</em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Pandemic Economics in One Lesson || EP 216
<p><em><strong>Sanders rips GOP senators for voting for tax cuts but objecting to increased unemployment benefits</strong></em></p> <p><em></em></p> <p><em>Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday lambasted Republican senators who had objected to provisions in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that they said would incentivize unemployment, accusing them of fixating on minor perks for workers amid a crisis.</em></p> <p><em>"What happened is Sen. (Lindsey) Graham and some other Republicans, they are just terribly upset that low-income workers might receive a bit more money than they otherwise would have earned," Sanders told CNN's Anderson Cooper, before the chamber voted on the bill.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather with others and keep your stores closed. But growing segments of the U.S. population say state and federal governments are trampling on freedoms central to American life in the name of protecting public health.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Mexican governor says poor are 'immune' to coronavirus</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><em>The governor of a state in central Mexico is arguing that the poor are “immune” to the new coronavirus, even as the federal government suspends all nonessential government activities beginning Thursday in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <p><em></em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
72 min
You Get a Stimulus and You Get a Stimulus, and ...
<p><em><strong>Here's what's included in the historic $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>After four days of back and forth, the United States Senate has agreed to pass a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package aimed at helping to get the economy back on track while also providing a financial cushion to Americans.</strong></em></p> <p><strong>US was more prepared for pandemic than any other country, Johns Hopkins study found</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>The United States was ranked the best-prepared country in the world to handle a pandemic in late 2019 by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHCHS) -- an assessment seemingly at odds with claims by Democrats that the Trump administration left the country vulnerable to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.</strong></p> <p><strong>Proof That "the Rich" Aren’t Going to Fund the Tidal Wave of New Spending</strong></p> <p><strong>FEE</strong></p> <p><em>The good news is that the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that you’re rich</em><strong>.</strong></p> <p><strong>ELON MUSK SAYS ABOUT 1,200 VENTILATORS FOR CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS READY THIS WEEK AS TESLA, FACEBOOK AND APPLE DONATE FACE MASKS</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><em>Elon Musk has said about 1,200 ventilators are expected to be ready for distribution in the U.S. this week, an effort that could help medical experts treat severe cases of COVID-19.</em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Democrats Don't Care About You... Neither Do Re...
<p><strong>CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT DEVELOPED BY GILEAD SCIENCES GRANTED “RARE DISEASE” STATUS, POTENTIALLY LIMITING AFFORDABILITY</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><em>ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, the Food and Drug Administration granted Gilead Sciences “orphan” drug status for its antiviral drug, remdesivir. The designation allows the pharmaceutical company to profit exclusively for seven years from the product, which is one of dozens being tested as a possible treatment for Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.</em></p> <p><strong>Dem Rep. Told Colleagues Coronavirus Bill Is ‘Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision’</strong></p> <p><a href=";soc_trk=fb"><u><strong>;soc_trk=fb</strong></u></a></p> <p><em>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) worked to scupper the phase-three coronavirus relief package on Sunday after Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”</em></p> <p><strong>Dems stuff emergency stimulus with outrageous socialist wish list. What you NEED to know:</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><em>It would be hard to overstate the shocking hubris and blind political ambition of Nancy Pelosi’s play to hold Americans hostage this week during the unprecedented coronavirus crisis. Republicans accuse her of loading up a “socialist wish list” to piggyback on the rescue bill America is waiting on, and observers from across the spectrum are enraged.</em></p> <p><em><strong>• Permanently raises the minimum wage to $15 for any business that receives federal aid for COVID-19.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>• Cancels all debt owed by the U.S. Postal Service to the Treasury.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Green New Deal priorities …</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>• Requires all airlines that receive assistance to offset carbon emissions for domestic flights by 2025.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>• Includes a $1 billion “cash for clunkers” airplane program where the Transportation Department buys fuel-inefficient planes from airlines in exchange for agreeing to buy new ones.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>• Includes expansive new tax-credit for solar and wind energy.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Student loan forgiveness …</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>• $10,000 blanket loan forgiveness.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Federalizing elections …</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Shareholder suit accuses Sen. Richard Burr of securities fraud</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>POLITICO</strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
86 min
You Can't Blame Capitalism for the Coronavirus ...
<p><strong>Inflexible, bureaucratic FDA is dragging its feet on coronavirus response</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>President Trump is extolling his administration's coronavirus response effort. To that end, Trump says he has massively cut red tape to maximize the government's efficiency.</strong></p> <p><strong>It sounds good, but Trump hasn't done enough on this score.</strong></p> <p><strong>At this very moment, stockpiles of masks, hand sanitizer, and other supplies are sitting in warehouses waiting for FDA inspectors to get around to them. Where other nations are expediting these deliveries, trusting proven suppliers in their deliveries, the FDA has resorted to its favorite fetish: bureaucratic lethargy.</strong></p> <p><strong>DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic</strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
76 min
We Might Be Sick... So, It's Speech Time from V...
<p>We have come down with some sort of fever. Nothing too serious yet. So, we decided to share a speech that we did for YAL at Vanderbilt University. We dive into what we do, why we do it, and why we believe in Liberty so much. Capitalism &gt; any other system always. It's better to live in dangerous freedom, than peaceful slavery as Thomas Jefferson once put it. Pay attention during this time of Panic and Pandemic. Watch closely and be prepared. Stay tuned daily for the information you won't hear anywhere else!</p> <p><br></p> <p>Subscribe and Share the Show!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
93 min
While Congress Debates, the Free Market Deliver...
<p><strong>COVID-19 Relief Fund</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>As Usual, Americans Must Go it Alone</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>Coronavirus aid: How the government might boost your unemployment check</strong></em></p> <p><em></em></p> <p><strong>PAUL: We will get through this crisis</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' returning for single episode to raise money amid coronavirus outbreak</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
77 min
Rand Paul Floats Pushing Back the IRS Filing De...
<p><strong>Rand Paul: Coronavirus means IRS should move tax filing deadline to July, waive fees</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Sen. Rand Paul says Uncle Sam should hold off on collecting taxes for a few months — and waive fees — as Americans attempt to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Kentucky Republican’s proposal elicited a wave of feedback Monday as the COVID-19 outbreak continued to disrupt and redefine daily life throughout the world.</strong></p> <p><strong>“Today I’m calling on the IRS to move our tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, and to waive any interest and fees for late payment,” Mr. Paul tweeted. “This will allow those who owe money not to have to send it during our current situation.”</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
75 min
What Government is Doing While Everyone Panics-...
The Government Wants To Dramatically Weaken Your Encryption. Here Is Why It Should Not. Late last week, reports emerged that, once again, senior United States government officials are contemplating seeking legislation that would ban ordinary citizens from using encryption that the government cannot easily crack, reviving the battle between the government – which believes that encryption hampers its efforts to monitor the communications of terrorists and criminals – and technology firms that wish to offer the best security to their users. The new proposal would impact every user of Whatsapp and other tools that offer end-to-end encryption – that is, that allow users to carry on conversations that are encrypted in such a fashion that the chat-service provider itself cannot decrypt them. 1. There is no evidence that allowing law-abiding private citizens to use encryption actually helps terrorists achieve their aims. (If there is such evidence, let the government present it to the public.) At least as far as the public has been told, we have not experienced terrorist attacks that would have been preventable had the government been able to more easily break the encryption of standard messaging tools. In fact, it seems that many communications between terrorists are carried out without any encryption.  As was seen clearly after the Paris attacks in 2015, governmental failure to monitor terrorist communications is arising primarily from other deficiencies – such as not quickly enough identifying the right people to monitor – rather than from the inability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to decrypt encrypted communications. 2. There are more effective actions to take against terrorists that should come first. Before we ask Americans to surrender privacy in order to gain security, the government should demonstrate that in has acted with competence in all other areas of the war against terror and exhausted other means. As I noted in 2015, when we hear our Commander-in-Chief telling us how ISIS is “contained” days before the organization kills over a hundred people in the heart of Paris, when we barely hear anything from the government when an American student is murdered by a terrorist in the West Bank, when we hear that the Turkish government tried to warn France twice about one of the suspects involved in the Paris killings but that the French did not respond until after the attacks, etc. we have to wonder if there are other much more significant actions that the government could (and should) be taking to combat terrorists before it deems it necessary to strip us of our rights. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
75 min
Let's Talk About Price Gouging || EP 208
<p><em><strong>Coronavirus: Tennessee brothers hoard nearly 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, say they have nowhere to sell it</strong></em></p> <p><em>Two brothers from Tennessee who said they tried to capitalize on the coronavirus outbreak by buying nearly 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer now claim they have nowhere to sell the products after a crackdown on online price gouging.</em></p> <p><em>After the first COVID19-related death in the U.S. was announced, 36-year-old Noah Colvin and his brother, Matt, cleared out hand sanitizer from stores around Chattanooga, Tenn., and parts of Kentucky, The New York Times first reported. Their intention was to sell the goods on Amazon at marked-up prices.</em></p> <p><em>They sold the sanitizer for between $8 and $70 each, multiple times higher than what they paid for the product at local stores, the paper reported.</em></p> <p><em>The brothers declined to disclose their exact profits, saying only that it was "substantial."</em></p> <p><em>Despite backlash and accusations of profiteering, Noah Colvin defended his methods to The Times, saying there was "crushing overwhelming demand" in areas not carrying the products.</em></p> <p><em>"I honestly feel like it's a public service," he said. "I'm being paid for my public service."</em></p> <p><em>But, Amazon, along with other online platforms including eBay and Walmart, shut down sellers such as the Colvin brothers who were found to be price gouging.</em></p> <p><em>"Price gouging is a clear violation of our policies, unethical, and in some areas, illegal," Amazon announced in a statement. "In addition to terminating these third-party accounts, we welcome the opportunity to work directly with states attorneys general to prosecute bad actors."</em></p> <p><em>Now, some 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer have been sitting in Noah Colvin’s garage, with no place to sell them, the paper reported.</em></p> <p><em>After the brothers made headlines, news outlets reported that investigators with the Tennessee attorney general’s office ordered the Colvins to end any profiteering strategies. The state, which has had laws against price gouging, was investigating the case.</em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
83 min
The $1.5 Trillion Bailout of US Stockholders ||...
<p><strong>Fed Injects $1.5 Trillion To Prop Up Crashing Markets</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Coronavirus: Ten reasons why you ought not to panic</strong></p> <p><a href=";utm_medium=bylinefacebookbutton"><u><strong>;utm_medium=bylinefacebookbutton</strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
68 min
COVID WATCH! - The Mood Is Tense || EP 206
<p><strong>Coronavirus cases surpass 120,000: Live updates on COVID-19</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Cuba urges citizens to make own masks as it braces for coronavirus</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Italy announces all shops except pharmacies and food outlets will be CLOSED as coronavirus death toll climbs by 31% to 827 in 24 hours and intensive care units are advise to stop treating the elderly</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Coronavirus: Ten reasons why you ought not to panic</strong></p> <p><a href=";utm_medium=bylinefacebookbutton"><u><strong>;utm_medium=bylinefacebookbutton</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>New York Times' Mara Gay mocked for attacking 'racist Twitter mob' following MSNBC math fiasco</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
70 min
Trump Floats Eliminating the Payroll Tax - Here...
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76 min
Workers Are Making LESS Money After Minimum Wag...
<p>The Pentagon’s $35 Trillion Accounting Black Hole</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>Target raised wages. But some workers say their hours were cut, leaving them struggling</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
89 min
Complete Coronavirus Update - Is This Trump's F...
<p><strong>Coronavirus cases over 111,000: Live updates on COVID-19</strong></p> <p>A newly identified coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is spreading across the globe. Here's what you need to know about the virus and the disease it causes, called COVID-19.</p> <p>Update on Monday, March 9 (ET):</p> <p>—There are about 564 confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., with 136 of those in Washington state and 124 in California.</p> <p>—There are now 22 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. (19 in Washington and 2 in Florida).</p> <p>—There are 3,892 deaths linked to the virus worldwide. Deaths worldwide exceed those from SARS. And 62,375 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.</p> <p>—There are 111,354 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, with more cases popping up outside China than inside.</p> <p>—Additional cases have been confirmed in New York, bringing the state's total to 106.</p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?</strong></p> <p>The new coronavirus outbreak has made headlines in recent weeks, but there's another viral epidemic hitting countries around the world: flu season. But how do these viruses compare, and which one is really more worrisome?</p> <p>So far, the new coronavirus has led to more than 100,000 illnesses and more than 3,000 deaths worldwide. But that's nothing compared with the flu, also called influenza. In the U.S. alone, the flu has caused an estimated 34 million illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).</p> <p>That said, scientists have studied seasonal flu for decades. So, despite the danger of it, we know a lot about flu viruses and what to expect each season. In contrast, very little is known about the new coronavirus and the disease it causes, dubbed COVID-19, because it's so new. This means COVID-19 is something of a wild card in terms of how far it will spread and how many deaths it will cause.</p> <p>"Despite the morbidity and mortality with influenza, there's a certainty … of seasonal flu," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a White House press conference on Jan. 31. "I can tell you all, guaranteed, that as we get into March and April, the flu cases are going to go down. You could predict pretty accurately what the range of the mortality is and the hospitalizations [will be]," Fauci said. "The issue now with [COVID-19] is that there's a lot of unknowns."</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
61 min
Alabama Executes a Man They Know Did NOT Commit...
NATHANIEL WOODS' ALABAMA EXECUTION IS 'UNJUST' SAYS SISTER OF MURDERED POLICE OFFICER: 'HE DID NOT KILL MY BROTHER' Hannah Cox from Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty joins us to talk about Nathaniel Woods’ case- and the Death Penalty. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
91 min
Colleges Are Offering "Free Tuition" For the Po...
<p><strong>Trump says he'll withhold federal aid from sanctuary cities after favorable court ruling</strong></p> <p><a href=";utm_campaign=pushnotify&amp;utm_medium=push" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"><u><strong>;utm_campaign=pushnotify&amp;utm_medium=push</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>University of Houston waives tuition for students whose families earn less than $65,000</strong></p> <p><a href=";fbclid=IwAR3am5qLvGKoKBeTxT1NptJXMGrlm-D-jop0gQFBK_xth_gGVzNlwNol3Kg" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"><u><strong>;fbclid=IwAR3am5qLvGKoKBeTxT1NptJXMGrlm-D-jop0gQFBK_xth_gGVzNlwNol3Kg</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>University of California Santa Cruz fires grad students who are striking for higher wages, union says</strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong>Support the show on PATREON to get the LIVE EPISODES</strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
77 min
What It Means to be Poor in America || EP 200
<ul> <li>Super Tuesday Recap</li> <li>Buzzfeed Video Reaction</li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p>Support the show, and Liberty, on Patreon! $5 a month gets you exclusive content that no one else can see!&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
94 min
Obamacare Is Heading Back To the Supreme Court!...
<p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Supreme Court to hear Obamacare case</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Even With New Pay-Fors, Bernie’s Agenda Still Has A $25 Trillion Hole</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
81 min
We Already Have Democratic Socialism- That's Th...
<p><a href="">Here's the article discussed in today's episode!</a></p> <p>"<a href="">Socialism is already here and we love it</a>"</p> <p><a href="">Support the show by becoming a "Patron" on Patreon!&nbsp;</a></p> <ul> <li>Get Live Podcast Video</li> <li>Weekly Video Blogs</li> <li>Exclusive Episodes</li> <li>&amp; More :)</li> </ul> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
72 min
A Realistic Alternative To Tyrannical Socialism...
<p>Today we had the guys from Lions of Liberty on the show to talk shop help us with the many technical difficulties associated with doing recorded interviews. We've been listening to them for years, so it was an honor to get them on the show! If you haven't listened before, go check out their podcast, website, patreon, social media, and anything else that I forgot to link!&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
76 min
8,200 People in the US Have Died Since the Coro...
<p><a href="">Trump fires back against coronavirus criticisms by Democrats during South Carolina debate</a></p> <p><a href="">Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu</a></p> <p><a href="">Is the Coronavirus Worse Than the Flu? Here's How the 2 Illnesses Compare</a></p> <p><a href=" ">Webull Referral Link:&nbsp;</a></p> <p>;</p> <p><a href="">Support the show!&nbsp;</a></p> <p></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
73 min
Lowlights from the 639th Democratic Primary Deb...
Dem field gangs up on Sanders over Cuba comments in debate Sanders says 'it's unfair to simply say everything is bad' with Fidel Castro's Cuba Robinhood Referral Link: Webull Referral Link: Support the show! --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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The "Stock Trade Tax" Is Just a Massive Tax On ...
<p>Robinhood Referral Link:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Webull Referral Link:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p></p> <p>Send me an email about the trading class!</p> <p><em><strong>Here's how a "Stock Market Tax" could steal 39% of your potential retirement</strong></em></p> <h3>Bernie Sanders' tax on stock trades could easily cost you 40% of your retirement.</h3> <p>It’s difficult to stress through text, but this has a lot of potential to go very poorly. Investing, by it's very nature is a risky business. Even if we just take the tax on stock trades, excluding the proposals for taxes on derivatives, we've got a .5% tax on every stock purchase. That doesn't sound like much, does it? Bernie Sanders says that with just a little tax like this we could raise $2.4 trillion dollars over 10 years and pay for free college for everyone.</p> <p>As usual, he's flat wrong.</p> <p>I don't think we've hidden the fact that I'm not a fan of Bernie Sanders. Actually, you might have even typed to reach this article. I do, however, remain truthful about my analysis of his policies- and that's why I feel the way I do about him.</p> <p><a href="">Read more</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
49 min
The Ideology of the Radical Left || EP 193
<p>Everyone have a great weekend! Today's episode was about a North Korea propaganda website's love for the fact the "Parasite" won 4 Oscars. Of course, because it "correctly" details the disgusting nature of Capitalism. Ahhhh, if we could all just be living in North Korea!</p> <p><br></p> <p>Support the show!</p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Pro-North Korea daily praises Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ for ‘exposing’ South Korea’s reality</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>9 mind-blowing facts about North Korea's economy</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
66 min
Who Gets To Spend Your Money? | EP 192
From the Atlantic: It’s Jeff Bezos’s Planet Now On Monday, Jeff Bezos announced the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund, which will disperse $10 billion in the name of combatting climate change. The fund is a triumph of philanthropy—and a perfect emblem of a national failing. Or rather, a series of national failings. In a healthy democracy, the world’s richest man wouldn’t be able to painlessly make a $10 billion donation. His fortune would be mitigated by the tax collector; antitrust laws would constrain the growth of his business. Instead of relying on a tycoon to bankroll the national response to an existential crisis, there would be a national response. But in an age of political dysfunction, Bezos has begun to subsume the powers of the state. Where the government once funded the ambitious exploration of space, Bezos is leading that project, spending a billion dollars each year to build rockets and rovers. His company, Amazon, is spearheading an experimental effort to fix American health care; it will also spend $700 million to retrain workers in the shadow of automation and displacement. Meanwhile, swaths of the federal government have contracted with Amazon to keep data on the company’s servers. Bezos is providing the vital infrastructure of state. When Amazon locates its second headquarters on the Potomac, staring across the river at the capital, it will provide a perfect geographic encapsulation of the new balance of power. Send an email to to join the Trading class! Listen to pre and post show content on --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
88 min
330 Million Reasons "Medicare for All" Simply W...
Sanders and Bloomberg rise, Biden falls, with sharp shifts in views of electability Bernie Sanders distances himself from Ocasio-Cortez's comments, says Medicare for All is 'already a compromise' PATREON EXCLUSIVE Jeff Bezos says he's giving $10 billion — about 7.7% of his net worth — to fight climate change Visit to hear this exclusive episode! --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Governor Blackface's Assault Weapons Ban Fails ...
<p><strong>Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapons ban in favor of more research</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>Studies Find No Evidence That Assault Weapon Bans Reduce Homicide Rates</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><em><strong></strong></em></a></p> <p><em><strong>Government seizes veteran’s guns in red flag law mix-up</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
73 min
The Poor Are Getting Richer, Faster Than Anyone...
<p>If you're interested in the DayTrading class, send an email to</p> <p><strong>The World's Poorest People Are Getting Richer Faster than Anyone Else</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Swedish Ex-Prime Minister Rebukes Bernie: Socialism Only Destroys</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><em><strong>NBCUniversal won't air Trump ad on Biden without changes</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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The Weak's End Review | Gas Pumps, Worker Owner...
<p>Yes, we know it says "weak." These are policies proposed by people that have chosen to remain weak.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Legislation filed to ban pumping your own gas in Illinois</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Amazon just filed a bunch of international trademarks for ‘Amazon Pharmacy’</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>The untold truth of Publix</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
81 min
A Message About College.. Don't Do It If You Do...
<p><strong>4 NEW AND EXPANDED STUDENT CENTERS CREATE ‘INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY OF TRUST’</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u></u></a></p> <p><strong>The Price of Repaying Student Loans for 10 Years Instead of Investing</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Trump's 2021 Budget + Live Q&A on Instagram || ... Despite $4.4 Trillion in Spending Cuts, Trump's Budget Won't Balance Until 2035 Trump vowed to not cut Social Security and Medicare — hours before proposing just that Who are the Kulaks? --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
73 min
AOC & Keynes: An Economic Idea That Simply Does... John Maynard Keynes: The Damage Still Done by a Defunct Economist --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Wealth, Power, and Influence: Our Interview Wit...
This was an amazing conversation with Jason Stapleton, the host of “Wealth, Power, and Influence.” We talked politics, ideology, and how to succeed in life and business. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
66 min
Unionization: An Idea So Good It Has To Be Forc...
<p></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Bill to Boost Unions Advances in U.S. House</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>His campaign on the line, Joe Biden goes missing in New Hampshire</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
58 min
Here's Why We Did NOT Support Trump's Impeachme...
<p></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>The Myth That the Polar Bear Population Is Declining</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>To cut costs, Dell asks workers to take unpaid leave</strong></p> <p></p> <p><a href="" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank"></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
104 min
The State of Our Union || EP 181
<p><em>Support the show!</em></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Highlights from Trumps 2020 State of the Union</strong></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>We discuss:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Trade</li> <li>Venezuela</li> <li>Abortion</li> <li>Nancy the Ripper</li> <li>UBI</li> <li>Bernie Sanders</li> <li>Stock Market</li> </ul> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
79 min
Mayor Pete's IT Squad Finally Fixes Iowa's Voti...
<p><strong>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos added $13.5 billion to his fortune in 15 minutes</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><em><strong>This chart ranks everyone (even you) by their wealth, and it’s a snapshot of inequality</strong></em></p> <p><a href=";fbclid=IwAR2Ccs8aRbAexalNLou03SWRq2SlfKryWnKg6Zr8uFsk2O9WQt9Pk36z4iA"><u><em>;fbclid=IwAR2Ccs8aRbAexalNLou03SWRq2SlfKryWnKg6Zr8uFsk2O9WQt9Pk36z4iA</em></u></a></p> <p><strong>With record profits on Wall Street, small bonuses will annoy bankers: experts</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Clinton Campaign Alums Run Firm that Built Failed Iowa Caucus App</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
67 min
Our Interview on the "Honoring Ron Paul" Podcas...
<p>Hey folks! Busy day today, so we're leaving you with our interview from last week on the <a href="">"Honoring Ron Paul" Podcast</a>. Ron Paul was instrumental in our transition from Conservative hard-line Republicans, into Libertarians who have conservative leanings. I was great to spend a few minutes talking about Dr. Paul, and then about 2 hours talking about public policy! Give it a listen, and check out the other episodes from the <a href="">HRP Podcast</a>.&nbsp;</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
110 min
Scandinavian Economic Policies VS Bernie Sander...
<p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>GOP Rep. Pushes to Lower Handgun Purchase Age to 18</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Citizens United: The Court Ruling That Sold Our Democracy</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>5 Things Bernie Sanders doesn't want you to know about "Scandinavian Socialism"</strong></p> <p><a href=""><strong></strong></a></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
74 min
Warden Warren Wants to Criminalize "Lies" on So...
<p><a href=""><em>Support your ideas through your own Facebook ad!</em></a></p> <p><strong>Inflation ‘Near’ 2% Doesn’t Cut It Anymore for the Fed</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Elizabeth Warren Proposes Criminal Penalties For Anyone Who Spreads ‘Disinformation’ Online</strong></p> <p><a href=";utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro"><u><strong>;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Elizabeth Warren introduces sweeping gun safety bill with licensing, universal background checks, and an assault-weapons ban</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><u><strong>J31</strong></u></p> <p><u><em><strong>City-Wide Day of Transit Action</strong></em></u></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
91 min
Kobe Bryant's Letter to Himself Should Be Read ...
<p><a href=""><u><strong>Support your own facebook ad at</strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Kobe Bryant’s “Letter to My Younger Self” Holds a Lesson for Us All</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>California gig economy law could push freelancers to flee the state</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>ILLINOIS CANNABIS TAXES AMONG NATION’S HIGHEST, COULD KEEP BLACK MARKET THRIVING</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
77 min
Supreme Court Allows Trump's Block on Welfare S...
<p>Support the podcast, and your very own facebook ads, at <a href=""></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who may need government aid</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Bernie Sanders draws criticism for touting Joe Rogan endorsement</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Hispanic Miami Police Captain Suspended After Saying He Identifies As Black</strong></p> <p><a href=";utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro"><u><strong>;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro</strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
45 min
New York sees spike in crime after "Bail Reform...
<ul> <li><strong>NYPD Police Commissioner: Crime Has Skyrocketed Because Of Democrats’ Bail Reform</strong></li> </ul> <p><a href=";utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro"><u><strong>;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=benshapiro</strong></u></a></p> <ul> <li><strong>Watters: Dad who confronted Warren about student loan policy proved she's 'buying votes from debtors'</strong></li> </ul> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>Check out our interview with the "Honoring Ron Paul" podcast!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
51 min
The MYTH that billionaires pay a lower tax rate...
<p>Support your own Facebook Ad! Go to <a href=""></a> and we'll promote anything you'd like to get in front of thousands (or millions) of people!</p> <p><strong>No, US Billionaires Aren't Paying A Lower Tax Rate Than Working People</strong></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>American billionaires paid less in taxes in 2018 than the working class, analysis shows — and it's another sign that one of the biggest problems in the US is only getting worse</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Are US Billionaires Really Paying A Lower Tax Rate Than Working People? Probably Not.</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
63 min
Price fixing the Prescription Drug market is no...
Sponsor your own Facebook ad! Whatever you'd like to promote, as long as it is pro-liberty. go to and select "Support the Show." Bill would make wearing hoods, masks illegal in Tennessee Proposed Tennessee bill would cap insulin prices at $100 per month Illinois Dems Admit Mistake Allowed Non-Citizens To Vote In 2018 The US is entering an era in which impeaching the president will be routine --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
73 min
Bernie Sanders wants to turn the internet into ...
<p><a href="">Support</a> your own Facebook ad by supporting the show! <a href=""></a></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><a href=""><strong>Bernie Sanders has a $150 billion plan to turn the internet into a public utility with low prices and fast speeds — here's how his plan works</strong></a></li> </ul> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><a href="">Head of Puerto Rico's emergency services fired after unused hurricane supplies discovered</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
64 min
2 Brothers in Liberty join us from the Virginia...
<p>Ian Cunningham and Connor Corkrin, both members of the Armed Forces, are long time listeners of the podcast. Today they went to the Second Amendment rally in Virginia, and we were lucky enough to get them on the podcast for half an hour. It was a great conversation! We covered everything from the Second Amendment, Foreign Policy, and some inside baseball Libertarian Party opinions.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're looking for Search Engine Optimization for your business website, check out Ian and Connor's company <a href="">Rank First Marketing.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>As always, you can support the podcast by sponsoring your own Liberty-minded Facebook ad at <a href=""></a> - If you'd like to run an ad supporting the second amendment, or limited government, become a supporter and help get the message out there!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
69 min
Welfare hurts the poorest among us || EP 169 700,000 people could lose food stamps under Trump administration's new SNAP rules --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
65 min
Do we actually have a "Free Market" in Healthca...
<p><a href="">Support your own Facebook ad, and support the show!</a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>Imagine if We Paid for Food like We Do Healthcare</p> <p></p> <p>Government Makes Healthcare Worse and More Expensive</p> <p></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
55 min
5 steps to reduce the cost of Healthcare in Ame...
<p><a href="">Democrats continue to blame "Greed" for high healthcare costs. The Government is the real culprit.</a></p> <p></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="">Here's why Sanders and Warren are afraid to let you keep private health insurance</a></p> <p></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
65 min
Australian Wildfires | Iran Protests | and the ...
<p><strong>Increasing the minimum wage by $1 could reduce US suicide rates, study finds</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><em><strong>Instagram model raises $700,000 for Australia fires with nude photos before account deleted</strong></em></p> <p><a href=""><u><em><strong></strong></em></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Jeff Bezos Scorned For $690,000 Donation To Australia Fire Relief</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><em></em></u></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Teen firefighter is among dozens accused of igniting fires that have ravaged Australia</strong></p> <p><a href=""><u><strong></strong></u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
52 min
AUDIO ARTICLE || Bernie lies, again. Will Twitt...
<p><a href="">Bernie lies, again. Will Twitter or Facebook consider banning him? No.</a></p> <p>Bernie Sanders is at it again, again. And again, also.</p> <p>First off, we don't think Bernie should be banned. It's a private company, and frankly it's better for dishonest politicians like him to continue showing their blatant disregard for the actual facts.</p> <p>On twitter today, Bernie stated that Jeff Bezos' income is "$215 million per day." Okay, Jeff Bezos is in fact worth a lot of money, but does he actually make that much in income? A quick trip to your calculator would tell you that $215 million per day would equal $78 BILLION per year. Maybe that seems possible for the worlds richest person, but it isn't. It just plain isn't. Amazon's gross income in 2018 was $71 billion. So do you honestly think that after "cost of goods sold," they decided to pay Jeff Bezos $78 billion from their $71 billion gross?</p> <p>READ THE REST AT <a href="">GOODMORNINGLIBERTY.US</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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