Happy Thanksgiving Week! I'm thankful for you, my awesome listeners, but I'm also thankful for so much more. What's in the News with stories on Bill Weld, debtors prison, fake news news, big brother, Sessions being sued, AUMF, busted for hibiscus, victimless crimes, and libertarian charity. And, and Ancap Apps segment on the best VPN service I've ever used! This episode is brought to you by Tom Woods's Liberty Classroom, helping you to become a smarter and more informed libertarian than ever before, for just 24 cents a day.

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

It's Thanksgiving week in the United States, and I realized while trying to decide what I was going to talk about in this segment that this segment is usually very negative in nature. So, today, I wanted to do something a bit differently. With all of the bullshit going on in the world, it is always healthy to take a step back and realize that we still have a lot to be thankful for.

And I am so fortunate to have tons to be thankful for, and I want to share that with you today.

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS

In O.G. Libertarian news, Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, Bill Weld, acts like he's still bullish for the LP just shortly after helping raise tons of money for Republicans in Massachusetts. And, of course, overly pragmatic Reason Magazine is eating up the horse shit he feeds them. 

In debtors prison news, a Colorado Springs woman who has a newborn child was jailed for 27 days because she couldn’t pay an unrelated pretrial court processing fee of $55 despite a judge’s order that she be released on her own recognizance, a civil lawsuit says.

In debtors prison news, a Colorado Springs woman who has a newborn child was jailed for 27 days because she couldn’t pay an unrelated pretrial court processing fee of $55 despite a judge’s order that she be released on her own recognizance, a civil lawsuit says.

In big brother news, The House Judiciary Committee has approved (27 to 8) the USA Liberty Act, which reforms as it reauthorizes Sec. 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes the surveillance of communications from non-U.S. residents. Next stop is a vote on the House floor.

The US Senate proposed a similar USA Liberty Act as well. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced the Liberty Act bill which will reauthorize the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This gives US intelligence agencies permission to spy on and store internet metadata and communications of foreign people living outside the US, along with communications of US citizens which get “swept up” in the data collection

In cannabis news, a 12-year-old girl in Colorado is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions over what the lawsuit claims is an unconstitutional federal prohibition on medical marijuana. Alexis Bortell, who uses a strain of cannabis oil called Haleigh's Hope to keep seizures at bay, said that she hopes the lawsuit will at least normalize medical marijuana. Her best hope, she said, is that it will legalize it nationwide.

In war is hell news, in a rare exercise of its war-making role, the House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly passed a resolution explicitly stating that U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia in its war in Yemen is not authorized under legislation passed by Congress to fight terrorism or invade Iraq.

In not-cannabis news, Audrey and Edward Cramer, of Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania, were reported to police by their Nationwide insurance agent for allegedly having marijuana plants on their property. The couple says that on Sept. 20 police stormed their house, harassed them, took their plants and arrested them, while Audrey Cramer was still in her underwear. The problem for police is that the plants they confiscated were Kenaf hibiscus plants, not marijuana.

In even more victimless crime news, a single mother of 6 from the notoriously poor city of Stockton, California recently made headlines after selling an undercover agent… a $12 plate of ceviche, Mexican food.

In Pax Libertas Productions news, I have a huge favor to ask of you guys. Brian McQuade, the host of Resist the Empire, and I are trying to raise $1,000 for the charity Starlight Children's Foundation, and we could use your help! 

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TEASER INTRO

Happy Thanksgiving Week! I'm thankful for you, my awesome listeners, but I'm also thankful for so much more. What's in the News with stories on Bill Weld, debtors prison, fake news news, big brother, Sessions being sued, AUMF, busted for hibiscus, victimless crimes, and libertarian charity. And, and Ancap Apps segment on the best VPN service I've ever used! This episode is brought to you by Tom Woods's Liberty Classroom, helping you to become a smarter and more informed libertarian than ever before, for just 24 cents a day.

INTRO 

“Welcome to The LAVA Flow, channeling the flow of information to the Libertarian, Anarcho-capitalist, Voluntaryist, and Agorist community. Find us at thelavaflow.com. Here’s your host, Rodger Paxton.”

Thank you for joining me this week, from the home of the quintessential New England community of Wolfeboro that is known as "The Oldest Summer Resort in America", this is the show that will bring you the people, places, and events that everyone in the liberty revolution needs to know. You can catch me on Twitter @TheLAVAFlowPod.

This is episode seventy-five, I'm Thankful For You, and it's Tuesday, November 21st, 2017, when there have already been more than 1063 people killed by police this year and the United States Debt Clock shows us at 20 trillion, 531 billion, 946 million dollars in debt. What's Rustling My Jimmies this week? You're about to find out! Let’s Do It To It!

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

It's Thanksgiving week in the United States, and I realized while trying to decide what I was going to talk about in this segment that this segment is usually very negative in nature. So, today, I wanted to do something a bit differently. With all of the bullshit going on in the world, it is always healthy to take a step back and realize that we still have a lot to be thankful for.

And I am so fortunate to have tons to be thankful for, and I want to share that with you today.

First and foremost, I am thankful for my family. I am the luckiest man alive. I married my best friend in the world, and together, we made my other two best friends in the world. I shudder to think what my life would be without these three in my life. They consistently make me a better person and I can't thank them enough for that, ever. And, if it weren't for these guys, I would have never had the second thing on my list, community.

I am thankful to belong to one of the most amazing communities in the world. In my life, I've been involved in communities from school, work, friends, etc, but I have never had a more awesome community that I have right now. We call some of the most amazing and dynamic people in the world friends, and I am so thankful for each and every one of them. This community was brought together because of the ideas of one man, Jason Sorens, and the hundreds and thousands of people who have worked to help make it a reality through the Free State Project.  And, even closer than that, the Freecoast community of New Hampshire is the best group of people I've ever had the honor of being a part of.

The group of friends that we've made here is amazing, and I'm thankful for each and every one of them. I won't even begin to name names because I would invariably miss some important people, and you would get sick of hearing all of the hundreds of our new intentional family. Each person here in their own way has had an impact on myself and my family that I would never be able to repay.

I'm also thankful for podcasters. I listen to a ton of podcasts, both liberty-related and not liberty-related. I have learned so much in my commutes and short bits and pieces through podcasting to help make myself and the world a better place. More specifically, I am thankful for the League of Liberty podcasters, Marc Clair, Johnny Adams, and yes, even Chris Spangle, for their help, hard work, and collaboration. I also need to give a very special thank you to the Pax Libertas Productions podcast hosts as well, Scott McDonald and Adam Brown from the Ancap Barber Shop and Brian McQuade from Resist the Empire. You guys fucking rock! Thanks for going on this amazing journey with me.

I'm also thankful for, believe it or not, the National Libertarian Party. If I hadn't spent countless wasted hours banging my head against a wall trying to get somewhere in the political arena with libertarianism, I may have never realized what a waste of time and resources the political process truly is.

I am also thankful for our health. Our family has been very fortunate to have no major health issues or concerns. And, we are on a journey to become even more healthy. A major journey with my best friend and lover? Awesome!

I'm also thankful for you, yes you specifically, and every other single person listening to my voice right now. Without listeners to this show, I would be completely ineffective. Without you sharing and talking about my show, it would never grow. Without your help, we would never have made more libertarians through this show, and I've heard from dozens of you who have either become libertarian or become anarchist from a minarchist, because of this show. Every single time I hear that from one of you, it makes it all absolutely worth every second of the work I put into it.

I'm also thankful for those of you who help promote the show through your financial support. I would still likely do the show if it never brought in a penny, but it sure makes it easier to do when it brings in some money, let me tell you. It helps pay some expenses, but more importantly to me, it validates what I do and that you enjoy what I bring to you and that you see value in it. Like I say all the time, you guys fucking rock!

So, like I said, I have more to be thankful for than any one person deserves in life, and I'm thankful for that as well.

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS

In O.G. Libertarian news, Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, Bill Weld, acts like he's still bullish for the LP just shortly after helping raise tons of money for Republicans in Massachusetts. And, of course, overly pragmatic Reason Magazine is eating up the horse shit he feeds them. 

Weld, of course, continues to say the LP is different from the other two parties because "the Democratic Party is not fiscally responsible and the Republican Party is not socially tolerant." As we've talked about on this show, that is just patently false. This is not what libertarianism stands for, nor is it what the Statement of Principles for the Libertarian Party stands for. Sadly, the LP has shifted from the Statement of Principles lately to try and find popular relevance instead of principles.

Weld also defends US air strikes around the globe in the interview, saying, "I do consider myself an internationalist, but that's different from being an interventionist. I don't like it when I see the body bags coming back. An air strike is maybe something a little different, to project U.S. military power, and Libertarians do believe in a very strong defense, so rattling the saber from time to time is not a bad thing."

So, basically, as long as the body bags are half-way around the world for brown people and those body bags don't come back here to the US, it's ok to rattle some sabers by dropping bombs on people. Fuck this guy in the fucking neck. Twice. 

Sadly, it doesn't look like Weld is going anywhere after all. And this is just another reason why the LP will be irrelevant.

In debtors prison news, a Colorado Springs woman who has a newborn child was jailed for 27 days because she couldn’t pay an unrelated pretrial court processing fee of $55 despite a judge’s order that she be released on her own recognizance, a civil lawsuit says.

In its attempt to recoup the $55 cost of pretrial services, El Paso County spent about $2,400 holding Jasmine Still, according to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Denver by American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado attorneys Rebecca Wallace and Mark Silverstein. So, they put a debtor in prison supposedly because of the money, yet they spent nearly 50 times more than the debt to hold her in prison. Yep, that sounds like something government would do.

Still, arrested Jan. 11 on a felony narcotics possession charge when she was caught with 0.3 of a gram of methamphetamine, is now seeking compensatory and consequential damages, and attorneys’ fees. 

Still said in a news release, “Every day I was in jail, I thought there had to have been some kind of mistake. I didn’t think you could jail someone just because they were poor. I am fighting back not just for me, but for all of the other people who El Paso County has kept in jail because they couldn’t scrape together $55.”

As recently when this article came out, the El Paso County jail was holding six pretrial suspects released on their own recognizance who couldn’t pay the fee, the lawsuit says. The defendants should have been released after signing an agreement that promises they will return to court for future proceedings. Between Aug. 21 and Oct. 20, the county held 51 personal recognizance defendants who couldn’t afford the pretrial fees an average of 10.6 days. El Paso County is spending about $250,000 more to hold the suspects rather than granting them waivers if they are unable to pay pretrial fees, the lawsuit says.

ACLU attorney Wallace said in a news release, “Pretrial jail stays can and do cause legally innocent people to lose out on pay, lose their job, lose custody of their children, lose their housing and lose their vehicle. With all of these pressures building on pretrial defendants, it is no wonder that many defendants plead guilty just to get out of jail.”

Still, who is a mother of three, was unable to be with her newborn child, and the kids were placed in foster care, the lawsuit says. It also said, “She decided that, rather than wait in jail while she fought her case, she had no choice but to plead guilty so that she could get out of jail quickly and fight for custody of her children. On Feb. 6, Ms. Still pleaded guilty to felony possession and was promptly released from custody."

This is clearly unconstitutional, but we all know the Constitution has been a useless scrap of paper even before the ink dried on it, so appealing to that document is a waste of time.

In fake news news, the USA Today posted a video of an AR-15 rifle to show the type of weapon used in the Sutherland Springs massacre. The video showed a possible modification to the AR-15 that included a chainsaw bayonet attachment on the rifle, I shit you not. 

USA today was insinuating that a “chainsaw bayonet” may eventually be used by a homicidal gunman in America. Because, you know, a chainsaw bayonet is much more deadly than an AR-15. Creative critics shared satirical alternatives like “lightsaber bayonet,” “assault rifle bayonet,” “tactical rubber chicken launcher” and others to mock the newspaper. I even shared one that had the Death Star from Star Wars used as an attachment to an AR-15.

This is typical of news agencies and politicians after a tragedy like this, to always try and make this a political issue, but this is perhaps the most ridiculous example of them all. It makes it painfully clear that most reporters have no clue about weapons to begin with, yet they have a lot of clout when it comes to calling for gun restrictions. It's even worse when politicians, who actually make the law, are ignorant of the subject.

For example, in the context of a Hawaii U.S. senator earlier this week saying domestic abusers shouldn’t have access to weapons (this already was federal law), former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino noted that “Advocating for new firearm laws while simultaneously having limited to no knowledge about current firearm laws is a hallmark of the Left.”

This is only going to get worse, too. However, it seems that for now, popular opinion is against major gun law changes. Let's just hope it stays that way.

In big brother news, The House Judiciary Committee has approved (27 to 8) the USA Liberty Act, which reforms as it reauthorizes Sec. 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes the surveillance of communications from non-U.S. residents. Next stop is a vote on the House floor.

But defeated was an amendment its sponsors said would entirely close the "backdoor" loophole through which American's communications--if they are on the other end of that conversation with non-U.S. resident--can be viewed without a warrant. A pair of legislators--Ted Poe (R-Tex.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)--had proposed amending the bill to toughen protections against warrantless searches and seizures of e-mails and other online communications. Poe and Lofgren had argued that the amendment would provide the necessary constitutional protections while giving intelligence authorities the ability to target terrorists and other overseas targets.

The US Senate proposed a similar USA Liberty Act as well. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced the Liberty Act bill which will reauthorize the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This gives US intelligence agencies permission to spy on and store internet metadata and communications of foreign people living outside the US, along with communications of US citizens which get “swept up” in the data collection

The authorization for the George W Bush-era program is set to expire on December 31 if Congress doesn’t renew it. The Liberty Act would extend Section 702 for six years, with a number of small improvements. The bill will “enhance accountability, and increase protections for queries of Section 702 metadata, among other important reforms,” the senators said.

Some of the spying programs revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden are included under Section 702, including PRISM, which sweeps up data from servers of tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.

Similar legislation has been introduced as Section 702’s expiration date approaches; The USA Rights Act would extend Section 702 for another four years but with reforms included to curb surveillance abilities, including a fix for the backdoor search loophole.

Another bill being touted is the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act. Introduced by Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it aims to reauthorize Section 702 for eight years, without reform, but with additional violations of civil liberties.

In fact, it aims to bring back “about” collection, whereby the NSA searches web traffic for any mention of intelligence targets. This means if someone mentions that target in an email, the email’s contents will be viewable, and then storable. The NSA ended this practice in April, to reduce chances of collecting US citizens’ communications.

Either way, big brother is going to be watching us for years to come. 

In cannabis news, a 12-year-old girl in Colorado is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions over what the lawsuit claims is an unconstitutional federal prohibition on medical marijuana. Alexis Bortell, who uses a strain of cannabis oil called Haleigh's Hope to keep seizures at bay, said that she hopes the lawsuit will at least normalize medical marijuana. Her best hope, she said, is that it will legalize it nationwide.

Marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule One drug, the same classification as heroin, and considered more dangerous than substances like cocaine, meth and fentanyl, an often-deadly synthetic opioid.

Bortell and her family moved to Colorado to be able to legally obtain cannabis oil to treat her epilepsy. Doctors in her home state of Texas had even discussed the possibility of brain surgery for the girl.

Medical marijuana has so far been legalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C. While the substance is still prohibited at the federal level, certain protections prevent the Justice Department from using federal funds to prosecute medical marijuana users in states where the substance is legal.

But Sessions has indicated a harder line on marijuana and has been outspoken against the use of the substance. I love that this girl is going right after the mouthpiece of one of the most despicable men in the government today. If it takes lawsuits to stop the enforcement of victimless crimes, then so-be-it.

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In war is hell news, in a rare exercise of its war-making role, the House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly passed a resolution explicitly stating that U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia in its war in Yemen is not authorized under legislation passed by Congress to fight terrorism or invade Iraq.

The nonbinding resolution adopted 366-30, does not call for a halt to the American support but publicly acknowledges the Pentagon has been sharing targeting information and refueling warplanes that Saudi Arabia and other allies are using to attack Houthi rebels in a conflict that is widely considered a proxy war with Iran — and a humanitarian disaster.

It states, in part, that U.S. military operations are authorized to fight only Al Qaeda and other allied terrorist groups in Yemen, not Shiite Muslim rebels.

While mostly symbolic, the House vote was seen as a key victory for members of both parties who believe Congress, which is relegated the power to declare war in the Constitution, needs to reauthorize U.S. military operations overseas, which have expanded to many more countries and conflicts than envisioned a decade and half ago when Congress last voted for the use of force. Isn't it sad when the House calls a toothless, useless resolution that will affect no change a victory? This is not a victory. This holds no more power than if I were to make such a resolution. 

The resolution was not as strong as some would have liked, however. After a compromise with House leadership, it left out the language contained in a separate measure calling for a halt to U.S. military assistance in Yemen. Not that this language would have had any more teeth, but at least it would have had some balls to it.

In not-cannabis news, Audrey and Edward Cramer, of Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania, were reported to police by their Nationwide insurance agent for allegedly having marijuana plants on their property. The couple says that on Sept. 20 police stormed their house, harassed them, took their plants and arrested them, while Audrey Cramer was still in her underwear. The problem for police is that the plants they confiscated were Kenaf hibiscus plants, not marijuana.

 Audrey Cramer, 66, said, "I'm starting to understand why a lot of the public do not trust police officers. I really feel like I've been smacked in the face with this, and no, I don't think I'll ever trust a police officer again." It sure sounds like there are a couple fewer cop-suckers in the world thanks to this raid. That is one benefit to these sorts of raids, I suppose. At least no people or pets were killed in this raid.

Audrey said, "I was not treated as though I was a human being. I was just something they were going to push aside." Her husband, Edward Cramer, 69, said he returned home a half-hour later to find his wife in the back of a police cruiser and officers pointing guns at him. He also was placed in the cruiser despite trying to convince the officers the plants were hibiscus, not marijuana.

"They actually ignored me," he said. "They wouldn't even listen. I said, 'I can show you pictures on the internet.'"

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Audrey and Edward Cramer have filed a civil lawsuit against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Nationwide agent Jonathan Yeamans, Buffalo Township and three of its police officers. Use of excessive force, false arrest, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy are all listed among the allegations. 

In even more victimless crime news, a single mother of 6 from the notoriously poor city of Stockton, California recently made headlines after selling an undercover agent… a $12 plate of ceviche, Mexican food.

37-year-old Mariza Ruelas was selling her home cooked meals through the Facebook group 209 Food Spot when she accidentally did business with an undercover investigator. Ruelas said, “It’s just crazy because people have been selling out their trunks and out of parking lots for years. I never knew it would be a problem.” 

Ruelas took over the 15,000 member Facebook group about a year ago when the creator of the group left the group. The group became a network where amateur chefs in Merced, Stockton and the Modesto area could share recipes, organize potlucks and charity giveaways, trade goods or sell dishes for cheaper than market prices.

6 members of the group received letters in the mail from the local district attorney, informing them they were being summoned to court for violating health codes. Ruelas then shut down the group. The other 5 people accepted plea deals of one-year probation, a $235 fine and 40 hours of community service. When Ruelas had the dignity to decline the plea deal, she was struck with a threat of double their punishment: up to 2 years in prison. For selling a plate of delicious fucking food.

But, you know, the state has to be there to keep you from enjoying cheap, delicious food, otherwise, you might get ideas. Don't you know that ceviche is a gateway drug to meth?

In Pax Libertas Productions news, I have a huge favor to ask of you guys. Brian McQuade, the host of Resist the Empire, and I are trying to raise $1,000 for the charity Starlight Children's Foundation, and we could use your help! 

The Starlight Children's Foundation is a charity that does some amazing things for sick kids. They bring virtual reality games, fun centers, Star Wars and other cool character hospital gowns, games and crafts, and celebrity appearances to hospitalized kids in more than 700 hospitals all over the country. The organization has brought smiles to over 60 million kids and families since 1982. 

Brian and I are doing a Star-Wars-a-thon, where we are going to watch all of the Star Wars movies in chronological order from Episode 1 to Episode 7 live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook with appearances from special guests and games galor. Then, once we've finished the movies at home, we will drive to the first showing of The Last Jedi in New Hampshire to see the new movie with a very special review video after that movie from Brian and I. This event is slated to begin about 10:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13th and will run for just shy of 24 hours concluding with the posting of our The Last Jedi video around 9:00 pm on the 14th.

We have already raised $20 of the $1,000, and you can begin donating today! All you have to do is go to resisttheempirepodcast.com/livestream and you can use PayPal, Bitcoin, Dash, Ethereum, or Litecoin to make a donation to the cause. Or, if you have another cryptocurrency that you want to use, let us know on that page and we'll make it happen. Again, go to resisttheempirepodcast.com/livestream to help us bring smiles to sick kids today!

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OUTRO

Thank you for listening to the show this week. As always, I need to thank my favorite lunch date, Jessica, for her help with this show. For the show notes to this episode, where I put links and other information that has been on this show, go to thelavaflow.com/75.

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