Division and separation are tearing us apart

Look around and all you see is people dividing each other into groups, separating themselves from others. That’s not bad in and of itself, but it really keeps us from moving forward in any meaningful way.

Pro-life folks position themselves apart from women in need, and can end up positioning themselves as a weird, offensive “other”.

Nanny statists separate parents from the ability to decide what’s best for their kids, and then wonder why kids seem un-parented.

Crony developers get tax breaks to add Section 8 units to their upscale apartment buildings – but make the poor enter through a separate door.

Federal workers make more than private sector counterparts, and don’t have the same concerns about performance, losing their jobs, not having retirement funds etc – they’re a different class, separate from the rest of us.

Not directly mentioned in the podcast, but it really is the theme tying things together – the more we separate ourselves into groups and subgroups, the weaker we seem to become – and the meaner, and unhappier.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Be smart about sidewalk counseling signs – http://blog.secularprolife.org/2015/03/be-smart-about-sidewalk-counseling-signs.html

Trolling is SRS BSNS: A Picture’s Worth – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/trolling-is-srs-bsns-a-pictures-worth/

Our Campaign Against Advocacy by Andy Peth – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/our-campaign-against-advocacy-by-andy-peth

NYC Board of Health’s new, stricter rules for day cares limit how much juice kids can drink, cut ‘sedentary’ time – http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-stricter-rules-nyc-day-cares-limit-juice-kids-article-1.2159906

Toughen Up, Buttercup – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/toughen-up-buttercup/

Breitbart, Malkin, Scott Walker, and Strategery – http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/19/breitbart-malkin-scott-walker-strategery/

A federal agency’s laundromat worker belongs to the 1 percent – http://watchdog.org/205152/pay-federal-workers/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=learnliberty&utm_content=Watchdog+Federal+worker+pay&utm_campaign=learnlibertycs+15

Government pays to house poor in luxury apartments with pools, wine cellars – http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/government-pays-to-house-poor-in-luxury-apartments-with-pools-wine-cellars/article/2561812

Poor Doors – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/nyregion/separate-entryways-for-new-york-condo-buyers-and-renters-create-an-affordable-housing-dilemma.html

In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html

Police Find No Evidence of Rape at UVA – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/us/police-to-release-results-of-uva-rape-inquiry.html

She Who Hides From ‘Scary’ Ideas – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aseal-tineh/freedom-of-expression-and-its-double-standard_b_6932410.html

Angry Feminist Backlash Not Enough To Get Young Hollywood Star To Change Her Views – http://www.westernjournalism.com/angry-feminist-backlash-not-enough-get-young-hollywood-star-change-views/

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Bibi, Poverty and Les Mis

Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection, Mickey Kaus’s abrupt departure from The Daily Caller, why Justin Amash wants a Texas State Representative primaryed, hear about Felicia Craven’s latest article Poverty v. Amnesty (http://freeradicalnetwork.com/poverty-v-amnesty/) and discuss… Les Misérables?!

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Watch George Templeton on Foreign Matters Thursdays at 10pm! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Foreign-Matters/435306523174029

Mickey Kaus Quits Daily Caller – http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/03/mickey-kaus-quits-daily-caller-after-tucker-carlson-204135.html

Fox Makes It Easy for Amnesty – http://www.kausfile.com/2015/03/18/fox-makes-it-easy-for-amnesty/

‘Former Fetus’ Signs at Texas Capitol – http://www.texastribune.org/2015/03/11/former-fetus-signs-cause-stir-capitol/

Jason Villalba’s Very Bad Bill – http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/03/new-questions-about-texas-scandalous-cop-watcher-bill/

Villalba’s War on Bloggers and Gun Owners – http://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=22949

Les Miserables and Criminal Justice Attitudes – http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2013/01/02/les-mis-why-do-we-idealize-jean-valjean-and-act-like-javert/

Rick Perry talks Criminal Justice Reform at CPAC 2014 – http://www.c-span.org/video/?318175-5/criminal-justice-issues

Poverty v. Amnesty – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/poverty-v-amnesty/

Andy’s ‘Back in Business’ Plan – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/back-in-business

A Conservative Vision For Social Justice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPOnzzB3OZs&feature=iv&src_vid=sDH4mzsQP0w&annotation_id=annotation_616529645

Starbucks’ #RaceTogether Fail – http://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-race-together-campaign-2015-3

Twitter reacts to Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/17/the-snarkiest-tweets-about-starbucks-race-together-campaign/

Everybody Hates Starbucks’ #RaceTogether – http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/03/17/393562838/heres-what-people-are-saying-about-starbucks-race-together-campaign

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Media Deception And How We Can Get Around It

Old media – they’re not just biased, they’re also dishonest. We talk about the Brian Williams issue, what it means for the media in general, and more importantly, how we can work around it. How can conservatives capitalize on the loss of trust and growing understanding of media bias. New medai, the ability to reach anyone, anywhere, usually for free works to our advantage. We have to use it.

We discuss the specific examples of Brian Williams and the lies they tried to push about Thom Tillis, how it’s of a piece with Hillary’s lies about the Bosnian Sniper Fire, and then we discuss the example of abortion. How the right used the left’s tacitc of never quitting and it’s the culture that we’ve been able to change, slowly, knowing that the law will follow.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

 When Brian Williams Loses Salon… – http://www.salon.com/2015/02/05/brian_williams_big_iraq_flub_why_his_apology_only_raises_more_questions

Williams Lying About Katrina – http://soopermexican.com/2015/02/06/i-was-in-the-same-hotel-as-brian-williams-during-katrina-eyewitness-says-anchor-is-full-of-crap/

More of Williams’ Katrina Lies – http://soopermexican.com/2015/02/04/also-fabricated-brian-williams-told-similar-story-in-katrina-about-cop-rescuing-him-from-gangs/

Williams Suspended for Six Months – http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brian-williams-suspended-six-months-wake-review-n304086

Brian Williams Covers Hillary Clinton’s “Sniper Fire” Incident – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNEDXvjP18

‘Where’s Hillary?’ – http://freebeacon.com/blog/wheres-hillary/

RE Culture On The Refinery – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1hNdKWajs

Phillip DeFranco Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mckx0NmxyqQ

A Teenager’s View on Social Media – https://medium.com/backchannel/a-teenagers-view-on-social-media-1df945c09ac6

Tom Tillis and BathroomGate – http://hotair.com/archives/2015/02/04/thom-tillis-and-the-absurdity-of-bathroom-gate/


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