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Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Let’s take a look at our favorite Netflix shows that are must watch for Libertarians!

10. Glow

Girl Power is back, with this fiction based on fact TV show featuring women ready to do things there way in the world of wrestling.  “Don’t tell me what to do” resonates so well in this much binge watch series!

9. Shot in the Dark

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Follow “Stringers” through the night, as they chase breaking news stories in the TMZ (Three Mile Zone) of Los Angeles.  Nothing features the free market more than these crews, fighting for the story, before the competition closes in.

8. Confession Tapes

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Should States and Federal Government impose death penalty?  After seeing these stories of police coerced confessions, your anti-death penalty views will surely be reinforced.

7. Wormwood

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Remember MK-ULTRA?  Follow Eric Olsen retelling the story (in DocuDrama format) of his father’s untimely death, and the plots that unfolded a CIA coverup into one of the US Government’s most embarrassing incidents in recent history.

6. El Camino Christmas

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Is it crazy to think that police make up stores, to hide their own shortcomings?  Watch as an “unknown” person visits a small town, and gets wrapped up in an unfounded drug dragnet.  Both funny and serious, this movie will have you laughing one moment, and re-instilling your destain for the state the next.

5. One of Us

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

What happens when you no longer wish to be part of a group, but leaving that group means retaliation the likes of which breaks all personal liberties?  Follow these three former Hasidic Jews and they attempt to re-adjust to life outside of this very secretive group.

4. Saving Capitalism

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

This documentary is anything but what it’s title implies.  The best thing a Libertarian can do, is know how people with contrary views think about the issues.  Watch as Robert Reich attempts to explain away the absurd progressive liberal views of our time.

3. Get Me Roger Stone

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Ready to win elections? Wondering how the Republicans have done it for years?  Watch this documentary!

2. Icarus

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

The Olympics have show the best of the best for over 100 years.  But that all changed with the confession and sudden disappearance of the most well respected anti-doping doctor in Russia.  This accidental documentary of one of the most elaborate doping scheme in history will change your views on professional sports forever.

1. Long Shot

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Wrong place, wrong time? Check. Circumstantial evidence? Check. Young Minority? Check. Watch as the LA District Attorney and LAPD do everything in their power, except follow the law, to charge a man with murder, and the only person who can save him is, Larry David? This true story will break your heart, and remind you why you are Libertarian.

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Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Let’s take a look at our favorite Netflix shows that are must watch for Libertarians!

10. Glow

Girl Power is back, with this fiction based on fact TV show featuring women ready to do things there way in the world of wrestling.  “Don’t tell me what to do” resonates so well in this much binge watch series!

9. Shot in the Dark

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Follow “Stringers” through the night, as they chase breaking news stories in the TMZ (Three Mile Zone) of Los Angeles.  Nothing features the free market more than these crews, fighting for the story, before the competition closes in.

8. Confession Tapes

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Should States and Federal Government impose death penalty?  After seeing these stories of police coerced confessions, your anti-death penalty views will surely be reinforced.

7. Wormwood

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Remember MK-ULTRA?  Follow Eric Olsen retelling the story (in DocuDrama format) of his father’s untimely death, and the plots that unfolded a CIA coverup into one of the US Government’s most embarrassing incidents in recent history.

6. El Camino Christmas

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Is it crazy to think that police make up stores, to hide their own shortcomings?  Watch as an “unknown” person visits a small town, and gets wrapped up in an unfounded drug dragnet.  Both funny and serious, this movie will have you laughing one moment, and re-instilling your destain for the state the next.

5. One of Us

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

What happens when you no longer wish to be part of a group, but leaving that group means retaliation the likes of which breaks all personal liberties?  Follow these three former Hasidic Jews and they attempt to re-adjust to life outside of this very secretive group.

4. Saving Capitalism

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

This documentary is anything but what it’s title implies.  The best thing a Libertarian can do, is know how people with contrary views think about the issues.  Watch as Robert Reich attempts to explain away the absurd progressive liberal views of our time.

3. Get Me Roger Stone

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Ready to win elections? Wondering how the Republicans have done it for years?  Watch this documentary!

2. Icarus

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

The Olympics have show the best of the best for over 100 years.  But that all changed with the confession and sudden disappearance of the most well respected anti-doping doctor in Russia.  This accidental documentary of one of the most elaborate doping scheme in history will change your views on professional sports forever.

1. Long Shot

Top 10 Libertarian Picks on Netflix in 2017

Wrong place, wrong time? Check. Circumstantial evidence? Check. Young Minority? Check. Watch as the LA District Attorney and LAPD do everything in their power, except follow the law, to charge a man with murder, and the only person who can save him is, Larry David? This true story will break your heart, and remind you why you are Libertarian.

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RBE is worst form of cronyism

Resource-Based Economies(RBE) are a fantasy at best, a crime against humanity at worst.

Read up on the Economic Calculation Problem, or consider the short version: somebody will allocate capital; somebody will decide what to produce, and somebody will direct your life. You’ll be just another “resource” to be managed by Apparatchiks and Nomenklatura, who are the greediest kind of crony capitalists.

Such efforts at “central planning” become pure cronyism, with none of the organic checks and balances provided by competition and choice.


Libertarian Party of California 2017-12-11 07:38:17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 11, 2017

 

Libertarian Party of California Endorses Seven Statewide Candidates

Lt. Governor, Assembly, and Senate candidates endorsed while governor candidates considered.


On the heels of a record number of registered Libertarians and growing party membership, the Libertarian Party of California (LPC) announces its official endorsements for the June 2018 primary election.  Seven candidates were endorsed at the December LPC Executive Committee meeting in Long Beach, CA:.  Tim Ferreira (Lt. Governor), Angela McArdle (34th Congressional), Brandon Reiser (48th Congressional), Robert Imhoff (25th State Assembly), Kevin Shaw (38th State Assembly), Michael Lewis (53rd State Assembly), and Honor “Mimi” Robson (70th State Assembly).  The Libertarian Party of California will continue to endorse candidates at the next Executive Committee meeting in Sacramento on March 10th.

“These are excellent candidates who believe in personal and economic freedom” said Ted Brown, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of California. “The Libertarian alternative is needed now more than even to counter the rot and decay of the establishment parties and their unprincipled officeholders.”

Also seeking endorsement from the party were two strong candidates for Governor: Nickolas Wildstar and Zoltan Istvan.  Both candidates plan to attend  the upcoming  Libertarian Party of California State Convention in Long Beach on April 27-29, 2018, where the convention delegates will make the endorsement in that race.  Further information regarding the convention can be found on the LPC website: https://ca.lp.org/convention/

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Media Contact: Jennifer Imhoff

Phone: (408) 940-5717

Email: Press@ca.lp.org

Website: www.ca.lp.org

 

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Libertarian Party of California 2017-12-11 07:38:17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 11, 2017

 

Libertarian Party of California Endorses Seven Statewide Candidates

Lt. Governor, Assembly, and Senate candidates endorsed while governor candidates considered.


On the heels of a record number of registered Libertarians and growing party membership, the Libertarian Party of California (LPC) announces its official endorsements for the June 2018 primary election.  Seven candidates were endorsed at the December LPC Executive Committee meeting in Long Beach, CA:.  Tim Ferreira (Lt. Governor), Angela McArdle (34th Congressional), Brandon Reiser (48th Congressional), Robert Imhoff (25th State Assembly), Kevin Shaw (38th State Assembly), Michael Lewis (53rd State Assembly), and Honor “Mimi” Robson (70th State Assembly).  The Libertarian Party of California will continue to endorse candidates at the next Executive Committee meeting in Sacramento on March 10th.

“These are excellent candidates who believe in personal and economic freedom” said Ted Brown, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of California. “The Libertarian alternative is needed now more than even to counter the rot and decay of the establishment parties and their unprincipled officeholders.”

Also seeking endorsement from the party were two strong candidates for Governor: Nickolas Wildstar and Zoltan Istvan.  Both candidates plan to attend  the upcoming  Libertarian Party of California State Convention in Long Beach on April 27-29, 2018, where the convention delegates will make the endorsement in that race.  Further information regarding the convention can be found on the LPC website: https://ca.lp.org/convention/

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Media Contact: Jennifer Imhoff

Phone: (408) 940-5717

Email: Press@ca.lp.org

Website: www.ca.lp.org

 

The post appeared first on Libertarian Party of California.

California Libertarian Report 2017-12-09 18:18:42

Once again, the politicians in Washington, DC, just don’t get it. Right now, the Senate and the House are negotiating to reconcile the respective tax bills they have passed — with a self-imposed deadline of finishing by December 22.

Reasonable people are finding things to like and dislike about these tax reform proposals. The devil is in the details, and several thousand lobbyists are busily engaged in influencing those details… and undoubtedly mucking them up beyond comprehension.

To me, pretty much any proposal that reduces the amount of money the government sucks out of the private economy is better than the status quo. Personally, I have long preferred a shift to a consumption tax rather than continuing to tax productivity and profit. But I have also long recognized that such a dramatic change would require more courage than Congress is capable of summoning.

The tax reform debate leaves out a key element: cutting spending

Regardless, the debate over the current proposals is a great example of what I believe to be Congress’ most fundamental problem: An absolute refusal to actually do anything about federal spending.

The prevailing angst over the tax bills stems from the projections from various groups that cutting taxes will increase the federal deficit by a trillion dollars or more over the next 10 years. They are playing with all kinds of gimmicks and “offsets” to try to reduce that imbalance.

I am as concerned as anyone — and probably more concerned than most — about the debt and chronic deficits. $20 trillion in debt is unsustainable, and adding to it is unacceptable. Period.

HOWEVER, the cause of our debt is not that Americans are under-taxed. It is the simple fact that the politicians of both parties continue to spend and create money we don’t have. Yet, nowhere in the conversation about the tax bills or the threat that they might add to the debt is a serious proposal to do the obvious: Cut spending.

Based on the official analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation, the greatest one-year increase in the deficit would be $200 billion in 2020. In most other years, it would be significantly less. Come on, folks.

They can’t find $200 billion in savings out of a $4 TRILLION budget? That’s 5% — and much smaller spending reductions would be required in most other years.

The politicians in Washington are so out-of-touch with common sense that they can’t see the obvious even when it’s staring them in the face. Forget the gimmicks. Stop trying to find cute loopholes or fake “offsets” — and just cut the spending.

It’s not complicated. Any rational small business owner or household budget manager could find the necessary savings and cuts to reduce federal spending by 5% without breaking a sweat. Yet, the politicians can’t do it.

Maybe we need different politicians.

Source: The Jack News


Vice Chair Report Q4 2017

December 2, 2017

We in the movement for liberty in the Southland are fortunate to have many bright lamps to talk about. I apologize for having to be so brief, due to press of other business and the lack of a speechwriter.

One of the bright lamps is in Santa Barbara, where Chair Pro Tem  Brandon Morse is organizing a convention set for January 13 at the Rusty Pelican, 270 Stork Road, Goleta CA 93117 starting around 6 PM. That’s when students are coming back from break so an opportune time. Brandon is looking for pocket constitutions, libertarian brochures, and other friffage for political outreach. If you would like to contribute I can put you in touch with him. Let’s give Santa Barbara County a very warm welcome from a long absence, and show up on the 13th with our hearts and wallets open.

Chuck Hamm and Aaron Starr are kicking it in Ventura County with the recall campaign.

Tim Ferreira is running for Lt Gov. and had a successful fundraiser about a month ago. His campaign just kicked off, already he has raised five figures. He has some interesting first hand insight into how deregulation in the Energy industry led to a better environment. He is serious, a center line libertarian, and has gathered a strong team. Please take a moment to check him out at Tim2018.COM right now.

I hope that you will move today and recognize that the body would vote to do the same, as you endorse his campaign.

Nicholas Wildstar is continuing his campaign with freshness and flair. I’m enjoying following his campaign. You should check out his website at governorwildstar.com and endorse him, too.

Our own Kevin Shaw has won acknowledgement from the U.S. Justice Dept., Jeff Sessions of all people, for his fight against free speech restrictions at CSU Northridge.

There has been no news from San Diego to my ears. Riverside and Orange and San Bernardino have been going about their business. I wish I had time for a fuller report.

The JC opinion in Dovner v. LPLAC continues to sow destruction and danger in LA County. I pointed out key concerns in my last report. Briefly, there are allegations and credible evidence that the JC held a secret trial and colluded with officers to deny those under attack the right to represent themselves and confront their accusers. These are serious issues. We should all be concerned about being complicit in any political attack under the guise of Party justice. Our reputations and our Party are at stake. For some of us, more than our reputations.

I asked you in my last report to reach out and listen, to understand one another instead of attacking. Some civil discussion has happened, but not enough in LA County. At least one officer has escalated attacks on those perceived to be weak. Attacks have raised serious threats to the safety and well-being of members, not to mention risk of legal liability. Business meetings have been rancorous with no bridging of differences. Officers have resisted calls to investigate alleged misconduct.

If it were up to me, this body would repudiate the JC opinion that has driven so much of the friction in LA County. It has no moral force, and came out of a corrupt process. I would repudiate not only a single opinion but the pattern it reflects. That pattern being repeated abuse of Party offices and Bylaws to attack our members. I will not be complicit in it. Details are not a fit topic for a Vice Chair report. If you have questions, contact me. I am sorry I could not be with you today to discuss in person. Reach out to the members of Alive Free Happy who have been targeted. Listen, learn, and respect your fellow laborer.

See you next time.

Vice Chair Report Q4 2017

December 2, 2017

We in the movement for liberty in the Southland are fortunate to have many bright lamps to talk about. I apologize for having to be so brief, due to press of other business and the lack of a speechwriter.

One of the bright lamps is in Santa Barbara, where Chair Pro Tem  Brandon Morse is organizing a convention set for January 13 at the Rusty Pelican, 270 Stork Road, Goleta CA 93117 starting around 6 PM. That’s when students are coming back from break so an opportune time. Brandon is looking for pocket constitutions, libertarian brochures, and other friffage for political outreach. If you would like to contribute I can put you in touch with him. Let’s give Santa Barbara County a very warm welcome from a long absence, and show up on the 13th with our hearts and wallets open.

Chuck Hamm and Aaron Starr are kicking it in Ventura County with the recall campaign.

Tim Ferreira is running for Lt Gov. and had a successful fundraiser about a month ago. His campaign just kicked off, already he has raised five figures. He has some interesting first hand insight into how deregulation in the Energy industry led to a better environment. He is serious, a center line libertarian, and has gathered a strong team. Please take a moment to check him out at Tim2018.COM right now.

I hope that you will move today and recognize that the body would vote to do the same, as you endorse his campaign.

Nicholas Wildstar is continuing his campaign with freshness and flair. I’m enjoying following his campaign. You should check out his website at governorwildstar.com and endorse him, too.

Our own Kevin Shaw has won acknowledgement from the U.S. Justice Dept., Jeff Sessions of all people, for his fight against free speech restrictions at CSU Northridge.

There has been no news from San Diego to my ears. Riverside and Orange and San Bernardino have been going about their business. I wish I had time for a fuller report.

The JC opinion in Dovner v. LPLAC continues to sow destruction and danger in LA County. I pointed out key concerns in my last report. Briefly, there are allegations and credible evidence that the JC held a secret trial and colluded with officers to deny those under attack the right to represent themselves and confront their accusers. These are serious issues. We should all be concerned about being complicit in any political attack under the guise of Party justice. Our reputations and our Party are at stake. For some of us, more than our reputations.

I asked you in my last report to reach out and listen, to understand one another instead of attacking. Some civil discussion has happened, but not enough in LA County. At least one officer has escalated attacks on those perceived to be weak. Attacks have raised serious threats to the safety and well-being of members, not to mention risk of legal liability. Business meetings have been rancorous with no bridging of differences. Officers have resisted calls to investigate alleged misconduct.

If it were up to me, this body would repudiate the JC opinion that has driven so much of the friction in LA County. It has no moral force, and came out of a corrupt process. I would repudiate not only a single opinion but the pattern it reflects. That pattern being repeated abuse of Party offices and Bylaws to attack our members. I will not be complicit in it. Details are not a fit topic for a Vice Chair report. If you have questions, contact me. I am sorry I could not be with you today to discuss in person. Reach out to the members of Alive Free Happy who have been targeted. Listen, learn, and respect your fellow laborer.

See you next time.

Vice Chair Report Q4 2017

December 2, 2017

We in the movement for liberty in the Southland are fortunate to have many bright lamps to talk about. I apologize for having to be so brief, due to press of other business and the lack of a speechwriter.

One of the bright lamps is in Santa Barbara, where Chair Pro Tem  Brandon Morse is organizing a convention set for January 13 at the Rusty Pelican, 270 Stork Road, Goleta CA 93117 starting around 6 PM. That’s when students are coming back from break so an opportune time. Brandon is looking for pocket constitutions, libertarian brochures, and other friffage for political outreach. If you would like to contribute I can put you in touch with him. Let’s give Santa Barbara County a very warm welcome from a long absence, and show up on the 13th with our hearts and wallets open.

Chuck Hamm and Aaron Starr are kicking it in Ventura County with the recall campaign.

Tim Ferreira is running for Lt Gov. and had a successful fundraiser about a month ago. His campaign just kicked off, already he has raised five figures. He has some interesting first hand insight into how deregulation in the Energy industry led to a better environment. He is serious, a center line libertarian, and has gathered a strong team. Please take a moment to check him out at Tim2018.COM right now.

I hope that you will move today and recognize that the body would vote to do the same, as you endorse his campaign.

Nicholas Wildstar is continuing his campaign with freshness and flair. I’m enjoying following his campaign. You should check out his website at governorwildstar.com and endorse him, too.

Our own Kevin Shaw has won acknowledgement from the U.S. Justice Dept., Jeff Sessions of all people, for his fight against free speech restrictions at CSU Northridge.

There has been no news from San Diego to my ears. Riverside and Orange and San Bernardino have been going about their business. I wish I had time for a fuller report.

The JC opinion in Dovner v. LPLAC continues to sow destruction and danger in LA County. I pointed out key concerns in my last report. Briefly, there are allegations and credible evidence that the JC held a secret trial and colluded with officers to deny those under attack the right to represent themselves and confront their accusers. These are serious issues. We should all be concerned about being complicit in any political attack under the guise of Party justice. Our reputations and our Party are at stake. For some of us, more than our reputations.

I asked you in my last report to reach out and listen, to understand one another instead of attacking. Some civil discussion has happened, but not enough in LA County. At least one officer has escalated attacks on those perceived to be weak. Attacks have raised serious threats to the safety and well-being of members, not to mention risk of legal liability. Business meetings have been rancorous with no bridging of differences. Officers have resisted calls to investigate alleged misconduct.

If it were up to me, this body would repudiate the JC opinion that has driven so much of the friction in LA County. It has no moral force, and came out of a corrupt process. I would repudiate not only a single opinion but the pattern it reflects. That pattern being repeated abuse of Party offices and Bylaws to attack our members. I will not be complicit in it. Details are not a fit topic for a Vice Chair report. If you have questions, contact me. I am sorry I could not be with you today to discuss in person. Reach out to the members of Alive Free Happy who have been targeted. Listen, learn, and respect your fellow laborer.

See you next time.