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Bitcoin and Politics Panel- Coins in the Kingdom 2014
Bitcoin and Politics Panel – Adrian Wyllie Lucas Overby This talk was recorded at the Coins in the Kingdom conference on October 4, 2014. Tip ConsiderThis:…

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Ahead of a special Newseum Institute event with Spiked magazines Free Speech NOW!, Nick Gillespie of Reason argues for the importance of press freedom in an interview with the magazine.

Gillespie, who will speak at Press Freedom in the 21st century Nov. 5 at the Newseum (RSVP here), defends press freedom on the grounds that all speech should be free. People have a right to free expression, and they have a right to free speech and free assembly. And that is what undergirds our press freedom. The press should have no rights that the average citizen does not have.

Gillespie has no time for those who blame the media for brainwashing people. Liberals will say Fox News, or Faux News as they call it, is programming people and inflaming passions among Tea Party wingnuts who bring their guns to church and shoot people on the way home from church before they watch the football. On the flipside, right-wingers will say that places like CNN stand for the Clinton News Network, or they used to in the 1990s. Or theyll say that NPR is a state-funded bastion of liberal and left-wing ideology.

So there is a common widespread transpartisan complaint, Gillespie continues, that the other side did not win whatever position they have fairly, but that they did it through mass brainwashing. And I guess, for me, the big takeaway is that the whole idea that the culture industry and the media brainwashes people is not only offensive its also deeply, deeply wrong and dismissive of the way that people actually make decisions about their politics and their ideology and about their everyday life.

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Libertarianism – Politics Video
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Young Blood By Alejandro Ibanez |Philippine Daily Inquirer

We are not free. That is how I see it, and that is how I experience it. Freedom is a misapprehension, a misconstrued concept that is usually associated with the youth of today.

Young, wild, and free? Dream on. I used to stand with this belief until reality came as unpleasant surprise. Right after college, I thought I had powers to change the world, to make it more humane. But I was wrong. My old friend was right all along: It is such a hell out there. I was so idealistic that my subjectivity crumbled the moment I left the university.

I thought that the might of my ideals and the sharpness of my principles were enough to fight injustice, to challenge the status quo. I thought life after graduation was an opportunity to practice the theories I had learned in the classroompraxis, as the academe calls it. I thought that sharpening my sociological imagination, putting to the fore taken-for-granted assumptions, transcending the faade of normalcy, was the job a critical sociologist could do outside the four walls of the classroom. I thought having the courage to stand up for what is right would suffice to back this eagerness to be an agent of change. But I soon realized it required more than that.

In the university that professes to be the vanguard of democracy and freedom, I was taught that critical dissent is a profession in itself, and I think I have mastered it well. Despite the ravaging criticisms from the mainstream media and from the (post-political-liberal) petty bourgeoisie, and the ruling class out there, I thought it was enough to master this craft of critical engagement to impart counter-ideologies, to not conform with the culture industry, to harness critical thinking, to convince others that there is an alternative to what we have. I was dismayed.

When I entered the workforce as an ordinary Juan de la Cruz, who spent the day at a computer desk for more than eight hours, the frustration grew more. My sociopolitical aspirations were translated to sending e-mails, doing the regulation tasks, attending meetings, pleasing the bosses, etc. My passion for an active engagement with the politics of the state resulted in mere politics in the office. I felt so lost. I was looking for a proper avenue where I could actualize the idea of being a reflective public intellectual, but that eagerness seems to be nearing oblivion.

Just years ago, I was one of those young people who wished for class distinction to wither away. Now I had become an ordinary employee working my ass off for a meager paycheck, already part of the global capitalist labor chain, for a compensation that defines who I am or, worst, defines the contours of what I can do. This is first-hand exploitation. At least now I get to experience it, but the sad part is, it is way easier to say and to theorize than to feel.

Sometimes I wonder if this is really what Marx calls alienation, if this is the feeling that the critical theorists usually despise. The feeling is indescribable, I must say; it is beyond words. Zizek nailed it when he claimed that sometimes we just feel free simply because we lack the language in which to articulate our unfreedom. This is the sad truth. Just years ago, I was criticizing this system. But now I belong to it; sometimes I even think that I am part of it. The idea is that instead of me introducing thought-provoking claims, I am here giving the pleasant, the popular, and the conventional. A sadder idea here is: This is now my reality.

To somehow ease this tension within me, I went back to the academe. To go back to the discipline that taught me to question things around me, to go back to the sociological canons (Marx, Weber, Durkheim) that bestowed upon me that quality of mind that sees things differently. My first day with the university was quite nostalgic. The militanteven the symbolicprotests have occurred to me again. The burning passion to be a revolutionary was alive againbut with more modesty and maturity, I suppose.

The struggles, obviously, are still there, but they are more realistic to me. Why? Because I have experienced it and I continue to experience it still. My rage is still there for the status quo, but I have now controlled myself to be more reticent with my rants and to control my misguided rage. I believe that this should be done to keep me sane in a world full of oppression and perversion. But have I given up?

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) Tropical Storm Gonzalo is moving through the Northern Leeward Islands.

At 8 a.m., the center of the storm was located about 20 miles east-southeast of Antigua.

The storms maximum strength winds were 60 as it moved to the west at 10 mph.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A Tropical Storm Warning is issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Desirade, Les Saintes, Marie Galante, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, St. Maarting, Saba, St. Eustatius, Barbuda, Antigua, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat.

Gonzalo is forecast to take a turn to the west-northwest on Monday followed by a turn to the northwest late Monday night. On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo will move across the Leeward Islans on Monday and be near, or over, the Virgin Islands Monday night.

Gonzalo is expected to produce up to eight inches of rain across the Leeward Islands. Some areas could see up to a foot of rain.

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In Bootleggers & Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics, economists Bruce Yandle and Adam Smith explain how money and morality are often combined in politics to produce arbitrary regulations benefiting cronies, while constraining productive economic activities by the general public.

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Interpreting Corruption: Culture And Politics In The Pacific Islands
Book Summary: Interpreting Corruption: Culture And Politics In The Pacific Islands ISBN: 9780824835149 Share the book of your favorite author. See more http://www.bluecoffeeandbooks.com…

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Students gather outside of Sproul Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, listening to protest speeches in Berkeley, CA on November 23, 1964. (Russ Reed/Oakland Tribune)

BERKELEY — While many commemorations of UC Berkeley’s free speech movement focus on central players in the monthslong clash with the administration, a new project tells the story from different perspectives — including female activists who dealt with sexism and a student who, after a Mario Savio speech, needed a breather from all the fervent discourse.”I had to get away from it,” UC Berkeley alumna Dutch Key told a historian. “It was too intense. I went shopping at Macy’s.”

Interviews with dozens of people who experienced the free speech movement in 1964 and 1965 are being released to the public, just in time for its 50th anniversary.

The Free Speech Movement Oral History Project, at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO, includes interviews with the well-known activist siblings Jackie and Art Goldberg and more obscure voices from the edges, who explore such themes as gender and race, the role of the university and the evolution of social consciousness.

“People wanted to talk about this,” said Lisa Rubens, who was a student at UC Berkeley during the free speech movement. “There’s no question about that.”

Rubens — now a historian with the Bancroft Library’s Regional Oral History Office — spent years recording and transcribing 40 interviews with former students, faculty on both sides of the issue, and lawyers who defended students who had been disciplined and arrested.

Rubens said it struck her how organized the protest was — and how transformative it was for the less politically sophisticated students, those who came to the university to earn a degree and “get a job somewhere.”

She said it changed “how they looked at their studies and their relationship with adults and their sense of their autonomy and their ability to make choices,” she said.

One of the most interesting interviews, she said, was of then-student body President Charles Powell, who grew overwhelmed with the politics.

Before this project, Rubens said, no one had interviewed Powell about the free speech movement.

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Students gather outside of Sproul Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, listening to protest speeches in Berkeley, CA on November 23, 1964. (Russ Reed/Oakland Tribune)

BERKELEY — While many commemorations of UC Berkeley’s free speech movement focus on central players in the monthslong clash with the administration, a new project tells the story from different perspectives — including female activists who dealt with sexism and a student who, after a Mario Savio speech, needed a breather from all the fervent discourse.”I had to get away from it,” UC Berkeley alumna Dutch Key told a historian. “It was too intense. I went shopping at Macy’s.”

Interviews with dozens of people who experienced the free speech movement in 1964 and 1965 are being released to the public, just in time for its 50th anniversary.

The Free Speech Movement Oral History Project, at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO, includes interviews with the well-known activist siblings Jackie and Art Goldberg and more obscure voices from the edges, who explore such themes as gender and race, the role of the university and the evolution of social consciousness.

“People wanted to talk about this,” said Lisa Rubens, who was a student at UC Berkeley during the free speech movement. “There’s no question about that.”

Rubens — now a historian with the Bancroft Library’s Regional Oral History Office — spent years recording and transcribing 40 interviews with former students, faculty on both sides of the issue, and lawyers who defended students who had been disciplined and arrested.

Rubens said it struck her how organized the protest was — and how transformative it was for the less politically sophisticated students, those who came to the university to earn a degree and “get a job somewhere.”

She said it changed “how they looked at their studies and their relationship with adults and their sense of their autonomy and their ability to make choices,” she said.

One of the most interesting interviews, she said, was of then-student body President Charles Powell, who grew overwhelmed with the politics.

Before this project, Rubens said, no one had interviewed Powell about the free speech movement.

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(MENAFN – QNA) South Korean companies and individuals invested nearly US23 billion in 50 tax havens over the past seven years, data showed Sunday.

According to the data by the National Tax Service and the Export-Import Bank of Korea, South Korean individuals and companies invested 22.77 billion in the tax havens from 2007 through 2013.

The amount represents about 12% of overall overseas investments made by South Korea worth 197.88 trillion won about (US189.4 billion) during the period, according to South Korea’s (Yonhap) News Agency.

Of the tax haven investments, 79.6% were made by big local companies, while 9.6% were made by small and mid-sized companies.

The money going to the tax havens has been on the rise since 2009 when the country was hit by the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis, coming in at 5.41 trillion won in 2013.

The ratio of the tax haven investment to South Korea’s overall overseas investment rose to 17.4% last year from 8% in 2007.

Conglomerates contributed the most to the increase, the lawmaker who demanded the data said.

“The rise in the investment to tax havens was due mostly to local big companies’ increased investment (there),” Rep. Oh Jae-sae of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy said. “We need to keep closer tabs on their move to use the tax havens as it could lead to tax evasion.”

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Illuminati Politics Exposed
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The Nackey Loeb School of Communications has announced that general admission and VIP package tickets to its annual First Amendment honors event, with featured speaker Donald Trump, are available at http://www.loebschool.org. A small number of sponsorship opportunities remain as well.

The early evening event is on Nov. 12 at the Radisson in downtown Manchester. The 12th annual honors program, it will highlight individuals or groups that have used their First Amendement freedoms in some important way in the past year.

Previous honorees have included an outspoken school board member, a former state attorney general, and reporters or editors from newspapers such as the Nashua Telegraph, Portsmouth Herald, and Keene Sentinel. This year’s honorees are expected to be announced within a few weeks.

Businessman Trump is known as much for his business-reality TV series as for his mega-deals. But he has also been mentioned for political office, from governor of New York to the White House, an address he has not ruled out.

His last New Hampshire appearance, a Politics and Eggs breakfast at St. Anselm College, drew a record crowd.

Tickets for the event, which begins with receptions at 5:30 p.m., range from $75 to $150.

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