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Interview with Juliano Torres of Students for Liberty Brazil
The state of liberty in Brazil and the role of the student movement. Interviewed by Jeffrey Tucker.


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Mar 232014

HANDSOME Korean actor and singer Seo In Guk thinks that being able to see ghosts is a unique and incredible power. It would be great if I have such power and can use it to befriend ghosts, but it probably wont change the fact that Im scared of them, he says in a recent interview.

Whatever it is, I still wouldnt want to see them.

Seo recently starred in the highly acclaimed Korean drama The Masters Sun, a supernatural romance series whose reruns are now airing on Sundays at 8.45pm on ONE HD (Astro channel 393). Thankfully, his character is not the one with the ability to see spirits. He plays Kang Woo, a former soldier hired as the head of security at a shopping mall which Joo Joong-won (So Ji Sub) runs.

Kang Woos neighbour, Tae Gong Shil (Gong Hyo Jin), suddenly has the ability to see ghosts after being in an accident. The evil spirits want her to fulfil their last wishes and this leads her to become an outcast. She discovers that the spirits are banished when she touches Joong Won, so she begins working for him. They become closer over time, and this doesnt sit well with Kang Woo who has developed feelings for Gong Shil.

Kang Woo might be a romantic, someone who looks gentle on the outside. But he is actually a tough and charismatic man. His level-headed character is what I like most about him, Seo says.

Similar to Kang Woo, Seo has experienced a one-sided love before. I made an elaborate confession but it didnt work out. It broke my heart.

Gong Shil is older than Kang Woo; and Seo says he doesnt mind dating someone older. I think that love has no age boundaries. I would prefer an intelligent woman over a pretty one.

Meanwhile, when Gong Shil wrecks her high school rival Tae Yi Ryungs (Kim Yoo Ri) wedding, the latter fights back by seducing Joong Won, but finds herself attracted to Kang Woo instead. Working with more experienced actors So, Gong and Kim have been a wonderful experience for Seo, who says they became close during filming. The atmosphere was great, cheerful and harmonious. I felt at ease working with them.

The series was filmed in mid-June last year, which was summer in Korea. My role as a security officer required me to be decked in formal wear even for outdoor filming locations. I cant forget how hot it was.

To prepare for the role, Seo underwent a strict diet and lost 10kg over three months. He is a charismatic security officer and to fit the role, I had to work out and go on a diet. I also studied the role to ensure that I am convincing enough as a security officer.

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Project Mercury: Freedom Seven – 1961 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Documentary
This NASA film was produced in 1961 and depicts the early stages of Project Mercury, with a focus on Astronaut Alan Shepard and his role in becoming the firs…

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Daniel Bruhl talks about the freedom of playing the blunt Niki Lauda in 'Rush'
Daniel Bruhl talks about his role in the upcoming Ron Howard film 'Rush'.

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Why Young People Prize Freedom: Individualism, Charity, and Representative Government
What is the role of government in society? Different answers to this question have important consequences. Such disagreement recently led to the partial shut…


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Free Speech Debate interview with Vladimir Pozner
Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner speaks with Free Speech Debate about freedom of expression, censorship and the role of the media.

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Beyoncé on Good Morning America GMA 5/6/2013 Illuminati Queen talks Career Life
Beyoncé on Good Morning America GMA 5/6/2013 Illuminati Queen talks Career Life Beyoncé discuses her role as 'Queen Tara' in the upcoming animated movie 'E…

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Seo In Guk and Lee Jong Seok will be joining forces for an upcoming film.

On April 18, Niners Entertainment announced that Seo In Guk and Lee Jong Seok had been cast for the film No Breathing.

No Breathing is a film about swimming, dreams, family, love and friendship. No breathing is a term used in swimming to mean a state in which the swimmer stops breathing as he swims.

Lee Jong Seok will appear as the proud national swimmer Woo Sang. He lives a lonely youth, obsessed with standing on top.

Seo In Guk will take up the role of swimming genius Won Il. He will be Woo Sangs rival, returning to swimming after avoiding the sport for a while.

Lee Jong Seok commented, “Im honored to have been cast for Koreas first swimming film. Im currently in hard-core training to become a great national swimmer so you can look forward to that.”

Seo In Guk also said, “I wanted to become Won Il and I wanted to become close with him. I believe this film will help Seo In Guk mature more even outside of the role.”

No Breathing will start filming in May and premiere in the latter half of the year.

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Falkland reactions to Thatcher death The death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher draws attention to a place many consider pivotal to her role as premier…

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Joan Kennedy Taylor: Respecting Diversity in Libertarianism
Joan Kennedy Taylor was a journalist, author, and political activist known for her advocacy of individualist feminism and her role in developing the modern American libertarian movement. She passed away in 2005. In this lecture from a Libertarian Party of New York conference in 1981, Taylor stresses the importance of tolerating a diversity of opinions within the American libertarian movement because political movements generally are spontaneously organized. Download the .mp3 version of this lecture here: bit.lyFrom:LibertarianismDotOrgViews:1 0ratingsTime:50:32More inNews Politics

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Legends of War: Patton's Campaign | Game Overview | Xbox 360, PS3 and PC |
Assume the role of General Patton, commanding the Third US Army from the beaches of France to the city of Berlin and lead your forces through a complete campaign composed of 35 challenging missions against the advancing Nazi forces. Aaron Yeung, Slitherine Producer introduces Legends of War and talks about what players will be able to get up to in the game. Legends of War will be released in February 2013 and will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.From:WendrosABViews:0 0ratingsTime:01:43More inGaming

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Assembly Clause – Professor John Inazu
John Inazu's scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory. His first book, Liberty's Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2011), seeks to recover the role of assembly in American political and constitutional thought.From:WashingtonULawAdmissViews:3 0ratingsTime:02:11More inEducation

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Aug 232012

William McGurn, writing on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, is the latest conservative Catholic to rush to the defense of Congressman Paul Ryan. In making his defense, he calls especial attention to the column I wrote the day Ryan was announced as Mitt Romneys running mate in which I labeled Ryan a Champion of Dissent. Consequently, it is both a pleasure and an obligation to respond.

McGurns begins his essay by stating, Say this for the liberal impulse in American Catholicism: In its day it leavened the faith. Actually, it is the faith that acts as leaven, not the other way round, but McGurns method of framing the issue is telling. He cites the role of liberalism in promoting the role of the laity against clericalism and the role liberals played in advancing the idea of religious liberty at the Second Vatican Council. The promotion of the role of the laity, I would submit, had very little to do with any liberal impulse. If anything, it had to do with specifically theological developments, such as a renewed focus on baptism, that focus itself a fruit of Pope Pius XIIs rehabilitation of the Easter Vigil liturgy. If McGurn wishes to think Pius XII a liberal, he is the first to do so.

As for advancing the idea of religious liberty at Vatican II, that advancement remains deeply problematic, although you would not know it from McGurn. Liberalism, classic liberalism, that is to say, liberalism in the sense in which all American politics is liberal, is based on a formal conception of negative rights. At the Council, the Rev. John Courtney Murray, S.J. sought to baptize this conception but in the discussions among the drafters, the French theologians raised objections, correctly noting that there were some difficulties in such an approach. In his wonderful book, The Unintended Reformation, Brad Gregory discusses those difficulties, noting that the replacement of a substantive ethic of the good with a formal ethics of rights has, in part, led to the dictatorship of relativism in the modern Wests intellectual world. And, when asked about the conflict between a positive conception of freedom (freedom for) and a negative, American, liberal conception of freedom (freedom from) Murray himself admitted that this was an issue the Council Fathers tried to skate around. Alas, the ice has broken so it is now impossible to skate around that issue.

McGurn warns against a false moral equivalence in assessing the different ways the two parties, and the two Catholic vice presidential candidates, dissent from Church teaching. He repeats the canard that on economic and budgetary matters, there is room for prudential judgment while on those acts deemed intrinsically evil, there is not room for prudential political judgment. To be clear, and to repeat: The moral obligation to help the poor is absolute. The moral obligation to protect human life is absolute. How we achieve such help and such protection, in the world of practical political and legal realities, requires prudential judgment in both instances. If Mr. Ryan were saying, My way of helping the poor is better than yours, that would be one thing, but he has offered no way of helping the poor just as Mr. Biden has offered no way of protecting the right to life of the unborn.

I would agree that there is no moral equivalence between the issues of fighting poverty and fighting threats to human life, because those threats are different. Our nations casual willingness to consider a class of persons, the unborn, unworthy of legal protection is a foundational threat. But, the libertarian economic instincts that animate Mr. Ryans worldview are more pervasive.

McGurn also asserts that the bishops have no specific competence in economic and budgetary matters. That is not exactly true: The bishops quite obviously believe themselves to be competent to assess the moral significance of civil legislation and of cultural norms. Nor is this a matter, as McGurn suggests, of some bishops disagreeing with Mr. Ryan. Here is Pope Pius XI:

McGurn also seeks to chastise Catholic liberals for calling attention to some of Mr. Ryans more embarrassing encomiums for Ayn Rand. In another age, Catholic progressives would have laughed at the suggestion that people were corrupted by reading certain works; now they believe Paul Ryan’s soul is in peril for his having read Ayn Rand, he writes. I do not object to anyone reading Ayn Rand. I do not even object to someone liking Ayn Rand, provided that someone is a college freshman, raised in a strict conservative Christian home, living on their own for the first time, and feeling alienated by college life. By sophomore year, hopefully such a student will have discovered friendship, or an area of study, or a devotion to culture, or the life of the Spirit, that will lead to understand that Rands hostility to altruism, which is heart of her economic and political views, is profoundly hostile not only to a Catholic worldview but to any humane worldview. No, my objection is not to Mr. Ryan reading Rand, it is to the fact that he was citing her up until yesterday as his inspiration for his political career as well as his moral vision. Now, having thrown her under the bus in favor of St. Thomas Aquinas, or so he says, Mr. Ryan has so far failed to point to a single instance in which such an enormous change in intellectual and moral guideposts has produced a change in his policies.

McGurn also writes this curious sentence: Before, they [Catholic liberals] would not have feared science; now they insist that a program such as food stamps ought to continue ad infinitum without consideration of its effects. Mind you, I do not fear science although I greatly fear scientism, which is an issue for liberals and one McGurn should consider turning his keen eye towards. But, what precisely about the effects of the food stamp program has Mr. McGurn upset? I do not know where he does his grocery shopping, but at the local Giant in suburban DC where I do my grocery shopping, as far as I can tell, unscientifically of course, food stamps help mothers buy food for their children. Or, is that obvious moral effect somehow too much to bear if it offends Mr. Ryan superstitious belief in the all-beneficent Market? Send Toto to pull away the curtain. We lived through 2008. We know all about that particular superstition.

I concur entirely with McGurn when he writes, And while they believe that the pope and bishops have nothing of value to offer about the sanctity of marriage or the duty of protecting unborn life, when it comes to federal spending, suddenly a miter means infallibility. There is something a little rich about Catholic liberals wrapping themselves in the social magisterium of the Church, but there is also something a little rich about Catholic conservatives wrapping themselves in the mantle of a Church founded by Him who warned us that we would be judged on the basis of how we treat the least of these our brethren.

Mr. McGurn concludes his piece: In the past, the liberal Catholic vision sought to inspire. Today, in the pages of the venerable lay Catholic magazine Commonweal, a blogger tries to diminish Paul Ryan by saying, like the rest of us, he is a Cafeteria Catholic. Surely it says something about a movement when its most powerful argument against an opponent is this: You are just as lousy as we are. Tu quoque arguments are weak and certainly Joe Biden would be foolish to charge Ryan with being a bad Catholic. Indeed, I dont think anyone should suggest that anyone is a bad Catholic. But, the charge of cafeteria Catholicism is a different charge. It is the charge that those who present themselves as holier than Thou should be careful about the log in their own eye. And, as someone who strives, and strives mightily to submit his mind and his will to the teachings of the Church, to never be a cafeteria Catholic, I will say unequivocally that I am as appalled by Ryans dissent as by Bidens and for the same reason: The libertarianism of the right on economic matters, like the libertarianism of the left on sexual ethics, offends the most central dogmatic claim of the Christian Church, the doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity, which reveals that at the heart of all Reality, the source of all Creation, is not an autonomous individual known as God, not an abstract, impersonal Unmoved Mover, but a God who has revealed Himself as relational. Here, then, is the problem for Ryan, Biden and McGurn: When Jesus called Himself the Son, he invalidated any inflated ideas of autonomy. Freedom is one thing, autonomy another. And it is as clear to me as day that both vice presidential candidates pick and choose how they want to reconcile their belief in a Trinitarian God with their politics. Pointing that out is not moral equivalence, it is not an exercise in diminishment. It is the truth, the big ugly truth at the heart of our supposedly Christian culture.

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After a bruising Republican presidential primary, some of the runners-up are set to receive consolations prizes in the form of coveted speaking spots at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum has a speaking slot, a bittersweet honor for a man who, as the final legitimate challenger to Mitt Romney, regularly assailed the now-presumptive nominee for not being conservative enough. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, whose uncompromising libertarianism has attracted a bastion of devoted supporters, will not be speaking — but his son and the Congressional bearer of that limited-government torch, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, will.

But there are far more former Romney rivals who will not get official speeches. Here’s a rundown of the also-rans who won’t be striding into the Republican party’s quadrennial spotlight.

Donald Trump: The Donald’s candidacy always felt a little more like a publicity stunt than a genuine presidential campaign, but he has managed to remain relevant in the presidential race, appearing alongside Romney at a Las Vegas fundraiser. Despite Trump not having a speaking spot, speculation about his role is churning: Newsmax reports that the real estate developer declined a spot but will still deliver a “surprise” during the nominating convention, while a Trump aide told CNN that his appearance would be “unique and will be memorable.” And the party has continued to genuflect, sanctioned speech or no.

“I do know that he’s important to us and that he’s somebody that we appreciate, because he’s telling us the truth as far as where we’re at in this economy,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus told CNN.

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Newt Gingrich:As bitter as the contest between Romney and Santorum got, Gingrich’s primary assault on frontrunner Romney was often more aggressive. The former Speaker of the House launched broadsides against Romney’s time at Bain Capital that presaged similar attacks now issuing from Obama headquarters, earning Gingrich rebukes from party leaders and pundits.

So it’s unsurprising that Gingrich will not be delivering a speech in Tampa. He will get to indulge his professorial side during a series of workshops nicknamed “Newt University.”

Rick Perry:Perry won’t be speaking but, in a twist, Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz — who recently coasted to victory in a Republican primary over Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Perry’s anointed candidate — will have a prime-time slot. Perry projected a united front when he spoke to the New York Times about being snubbed, saying it was “not my call to make” and offering Romney his help on the campaign trail.

“Most running backs know the reason they were successful is that there was a real good interior lineman who was looking for holes,” Perry told the Times. “I see that as my role.”

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LONDON (Reuters) – Miner ENRC has bought a licence to operate the Frontier mine in Congo, a deposit held by Canada's First Quantum until it was confiscated two years ago and which has since been at the centre of controversy over the role of offshore companies in mining. The $101.5 million deal, which allows ENRC to press ahead with plans to restart production at what was once Congo's third …

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What did George Washington actually think about the Second Amendment? What was his view on the role of the Supreme Court? Did he doodle in the margins? These questions — and more — could be answered when the auction house Christie’s puts Washington’s personal Constitution…

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Nick Shaxson on the role that tax havens play in the corruption of capitalism.

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Patriots, so impressive in the hot weather, stay hot in LVC opener Freedom coach Joe Stellato says he’s trying to embrace the role of being a favorite.

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Prince William is to be deployed next year to the Falkland Islands in his role as a search and rescue pilot, the British Ministry of Defence said Thursday.

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This is my first article (of hopefully many) for Search Engine Watch focusing on some technical video SEO topics. Today we’ll look at the role of metadata in optimizing video for YouTube based upon my experience in developing a YouTube Channe…

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