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2/15/17 Rick Sterling discusses Amnesty International’s sordid history using false accusations to stoke wars – this time in Syria

Rick Sterling, an investigative journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, discusses the many flaws in Amnesty International’s report accusing the Syrian government of executing thousands of political prisoners in mass hangings. This is AI’s contribution to the West’s propaganda machine that is trying to escalate the war in Syria and push for Assad’s ouster. AI has previously backed up false accusations (the infamous incubator babies) against Iraq in the lead up to the Gulf War and against Libya in 2011 as the US-backed regime change operation progressed.

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2/15/17 George Joseph on the cell phone spying tools being used by American police departments

George Joseph, an editorial fellow at CityLab, discusses the widespread use of powerful cell phone interception and extraction equipment by police departments, and their collection of phone location data and even the content of texts and calls with devices like “Stingrays” and “Dirtboxes” that vacuum up private information and don’t discriminate between suspected criminals and ordinary people.

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2/10/17 James Bovard on the government’s overreach in gathering intel on Americans, and the long history of presidential fearmongering

James Bovard, the author of many books including Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the 70+ fusion centers funded by the Department of Homeland Security, that specialize in wasting money, publishing worthless reports on non-existent terrorism threats, and violating the privacy of Americans. Jim also discusses the media’s hand-wringing about Trump’s fearmongering, even though the practice has a long history among US presidents looking to menace the public with “an endless series of hobgoblins.”

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2/10/17 Tom Collina on the enduring Cold War-era ‘nuclear sponge’ plan to lure Russian missiles to 5 sacrificial Midwestern states

Tom Collina, the policy director for Ploughshares Fund, discusses why the Trump administration is planning to spend $100 billion to replace hundreds of old ICBMs deployed across Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming, even though they are part of an outdated ‘nuclear sponge’ plan designed to draw Russian missiles to America’s upper Midwest in the event of nuclear war. Tom goes on to explain why ICBMs don’t make any strategic sense and should be phased out entirely – and why Trump just might be the president who can do it.

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2/10/17 Greg Thielmann on why Iran’s missile tests aren’t violating international laws or threatening US national security

Greg Thielmann, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, discusses the Trump administration’s overblown protestations of Iran’s ballistic missile testing; the US government’s tendency to corrupt intelligence reports and exaggerate threats to start conflicts – like the 2003 Iraq War; and why the Iranian nuclear deal is a great diplomatic achievement by both sides and a victory for nuclear non-proliferation advocates.

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Christmas Promotion & Fundraiser

Help support The Libertarian Institute and The Scott Horton Show this holiday season.

For any contribution of $50 or more, you can choose one of five great libertarian books or enter our raffle for a chance to win a free Permaculture Design Course from VerdEnergia in Costa Rica! Check out the details at libertarianinstitute.org/support.

For any donation of $100 or more you can get a one-ounce pure silver QR Coded Commodity Disc — which has a QR code instead of an engraved face value. Scan with your phone and it will tell you the instant spot price in real time.

And yes, you bet we accept Bitcoin too!

What is the Libertarian Institute?

The newly-created Libertarian Institute features Scott Horton, Will Grigg, Sheldon Richman, and Jared Labell. It is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in association with TaxpayerEducation Foundation. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

What is our goal?

Our goal is to unite the libertarian movement and more importantly to realign American politics around our agenda — prioritizing opposition to the worst of state power: the permanent war state, the prison and police states, and the corporate welfare, corrupt contracts, and bank bailouts that rig the economy for the wealthy and politically connected.

Thank you for all your excitement and support! It really means a lot to us. Let’s see what we can do to convince Americans to care about freedom!

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12/12/16 - Christmas Promotion & Fundraiser

Help support The Libertarian Institute and The Scott Horton Show this holiday season.

For any contribution of $50 or more, you can choose one of five great libertarian books or enter our raffle for a chance to win a free Permaculture Design Course from VerdEnergia in Costa Rica! Check out the details at libertarianinstitute.org/support.

For any donation of $100 or more you can get a one-ounce pure silver QR Coded Commodity Disc — which has a QR code instead of an engraved face value. Scan with your phone and it will tell you the instant spot price in real time.

And yes, you bet we accept Bitcoin too!

What is the Libertarian Institute?

The newly-created Libertarian Institute features Scott Horton, Will Grigg, Sheldon Richman, and Jared Labell. It is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in association with TaxpayerEducation Foundation. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

What is our goal?

Our goal is to unite the libertarian movement and more importantly to realign American politics around our agenda — prioritizing opposition to the worst of state power: the permanent war state, the prison and police states, and the corporate welfare, corrupt contracts, and bank bailouts that rig the economy for the wealthy and politically connected.

Thank you for all your excitement and support! It really means a lot to us. Let’s see what we can do to convince Americans to care about freedom!

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10/17/16 - Big Announcement!

Scott, Will Grigg, Sheldon Richman and Jared Labell make a big announcement.

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09/11/16 - Thank You From a Military Officer

Scott,

I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart as you have changed my life for the better.  Today I resigned my commission in the United States Army as I can no longer be part of a death machine that does no good for any part of a peaceful, productive society.  Your website and podcast have turned me from a vengeful, war loving person to a man of peaceful voluntarism.  I cannot thank you enough as you have made me a better person, thus making me a better husband, father, and human.

I became a Christian before a libertarian and was still the typical American Christian.  One that says I like peace but at the same time supporting the killing of innocents in horrible, unnecessary conflicts that spend money we don’t have and kill people we have no business killing.  I found your site and podcasts, along with Lew Rockwell and Mr. Tom Woods, and I became a Christian that is a libertarian.  I am so thankful for the work you have done and my life has been changed in ways that benefit me more than I can ever express. Your interviews with former military members and conscientious objectors gave me the confidence that there are others out there like me and they are living a free and happy life!

In fact, I am in the process of becoming a Paramedic as penance for my time hurting people.  I read your site every day and I share it with others often.  You are one of my heroes for your consistent views and sacrifice for what you believe.  I hope to be able to help others as you have helped me.  By the way, your website is blocked on government computers so you must have them scared.

I feel a weight is lifted off my shoulders as the dichotomy of my views is no longer.  I thank you so much and look forward to spending my time with my children and living my life as free as possible.  Thank you and I am anxiously awaiting your book!

Sincerely,
Jason

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