Category: POLITICS

 

Libertarians can be exhausting… #UNFTR

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Libertarians can be exhausting. Because libertarianism has so many attractive features and strong statements about “freedom” and “liberty” they have a lot of perceived political high ground when arguing with them. The problem with libertarianism – as it is with Marxism, capitalism and so many other philosophies – is that it’s entirely theoretical. Trying to construct an actual framework around the concepts they hold dear is like arguing over how Santa Claus fits down the chimney. That said, there’s a lot to like about some of the principles of libertarianism and its acolytes are growing in numbers every day. So let’s have at it. In part one of this two-part series we’ll unpack the origins of the philosophy, its dark beginnings and define several strains of the discipline. 

Chapters

Intro: 00:00:38

Prologue: 00:02:45

Segment 1: 00:04:41

Segment 2: 00:13:37

Segment 3: 00:23:53

Segment 4: 00:30:27

Show Notes: 00:40:36

Book Love: 00:41:17

Pod Love: 00:41:34

Emails + Shoutouts: 00:45:13

Outro: 01:06:46

Resources

Libertarian Party: Platform

National Archives: Brown v. Board of Education

ThoughtCo: The Declaration of Independence

ThoughtCo: America’s Most Influential Founding Fathers

ThoughtCo: Laissez-faire Versus Government Intervention

ThoughtCo: What Is Free Trade?

ThoughtCo: Economics

ThoughtCo: Atlas Shrugged Quotes

ThoughtCo: History and Principles of the United Nations

Too Good To Go

Book Love

David Boaz: The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom

Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Jane Mayer: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

H. L. Mencken: Notes on Democracy

Thomas Paine: Rights of Man

Pod Love

Straight White American Jesus

Pitchfork Economics: How the Radical Right Weaponized Ideology (with Nancy MacLean)

UNFTR Episode Resources

The Prosperity Doctrine.

Ayn Rand Was a Dick.

Corporate (Ir)Responsibility (Part I): Financial Fuckery and Tax Evasion.

Corporate (Ir)Responsibility (Part II): Deregulation and Catastrophe.

F*ck Milton Friedman.

Procedural F*ckery.

Building the Climate Industrial Complex.

U.S. Prog

Who Represents Me?

Who Represents Me?

https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home

TEXAS REDISTRICTING

The districts set out in bills enacted during the 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, apply to elections beginning with the primary and general elections in 2022:

  • H.B. 1, State House Districts (PlanH2316)
  • S.B. 4, State Senate Districts (PlanS2168)
  • S.B. 6, Texas Congressional Districts (PlanC2193)
  • S.B. 7, State Board of Education Districts (PlanE2106)

INFO ABOVE FROM: The Texas Legislative Council, a nonpartisan legislative agency, provides technical and legal support to the Texas Legislature for redistricting.



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Early Voting in Harris County Continues

EARLY VOTING CONTINUES
 
Early Voting for the 2021 General Election which includes 8 constitutional amendments continues till this Friday, October 29th, with Election Day being Tuesday, November 2nd. Click here to find an early voting location near you.

#Vote #HarrisCounty #HarrisVotes #Civics #PaulForJudge

UNFTR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE

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Hey! I got a personal shoutout at minute 36:58-37:23 🥳🥳🥳 “Maria C.” Oh, wait, also at 41:00!!

From Chile to the United States, 9/11 and #UNFTR Unf*cking the Republic

911 UNFTR EPISODE

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Today’s episode is a departure from our normal format. We were tempted to let the 20th anniversary of 9/11 pass given it will be oversaturated with remembrances and armchair punditry as well as the usual tragedy porn imagery. But the impact of 9/11 remains so widespread that it’s impossible to ignore. So, we wanted to add something honest, critical and ultimately hopeful to the mix. This episode contains none of our typical irreverence or profanity, nor do we traffic in speculation or conspiracy. Rather, this is a story of a consequential date in history told in three parts and beginning nearly 50 years ago.

Resources

Pew Research Center: Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes

OECD: Chile: focus on reducing inequality to strengthen social and economic recovery from COVID-19

GovInfo: Authorization for Use of Military Force

AARC Public Library Contents: Church Committee Reports

Book Love

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Jeremy Scahill: Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

Pod Love

Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa’s Gaslit Nation

UNFTR Economics Episodes Playlists

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#SiSePuede

Argentina rolls out nonbinary ID cards in Latin American first…

READ THE NBC ARTICLE HERE

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Letter to Senator Whitmire

Bill: SB 915 /Legislative Session: 87(R) Council Document: 87R 3775 BEE-F
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
Author: Hancock
Occupational Regulation–Health Occupations (I0540)
MEDICINE & PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (S7338)
NURSES & NURSE AIDES (S2704)
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (S0081)
NURSING, TEXAS BOARD OF (V0776)
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT BOARD, TEXAS (V0909)

Senator Whitmire,

I made a short blog post on my small business site: https://alerosa-enterprises.com/i-am-still-not-a-damn-doctor/ that speaks to my concerns.
Briefly, as your constituent and as a Physician Assistant that would be directly affected by this legislation, I hope that you will be an advocate for logic and fairness. This legislation puts NPs on equal footing with MDs and DOs despite the fact that they have not been educated or trained in the medical model and have fewer clinical hours than PAs. They have written themselves out from under the supervisory relationship with physicians and into independent practice, like in other states, with no logical reason why. NPs do not deserve carte blanche independent practice, nor do PAs deserve to be placed in shackles that bind both us and our SPs (Supervising Physicians).

I urge you to reject SB 915.

Thank you.

HELL NO

What in the world do Nurse Practitioners (the NP Lobby) think they are trying to do?? READ this BILL

HB 2029 / SB 915 

NPs really did yank themselves under the “oppressive yolk” [sarcasm] of our (more highly trained and qualified) MDs and DOs and put themselves on EXACTLY EQUAL FOOTING with their boot on PA’s necks. Um,…HELL NO!

Be an actual #Patriot

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING

U.S. Capitol Violence 

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol building and committed various other alleged criminal violations, such as destruction of property, assaulting law enforcement personnel, targeting members of the media for assault, and other unlawful conduct, on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
We have deployed our full investigative resources and are working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in these criminal activities.
If you have witnessed unlawful violent action—or have any information about the cases below—we urge you to contact us.

You can call ‪1-800-CALL-FBI (1-‪800-225-5324) to verbally report tips and/or information related to this investigation, or submit at tip online at tips.fbi.gov.

Seeking Information 

If you have any information on the individuals pictured below, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Please reference the photo number, including the AFO or AOM if applicable, when calling or submitting information online.

Notes on filter categories:

  • Assault on Federal Officer (AFO): Seeking information on individuals who assaulted federal law enforcement personnel
  • Assault on Media (AOM): Seeking information on individuals who targeted members of the media for assault, threats, destruction of property, and other unlawful conduct
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