Did the latest election make you or your fellow citizens more free? Find out all the details here. What’s in the News with stories on government murder, Jeff Sessions is gone, jury nullification, Right to Bear Arms, taxation is theft, and bad cops. And, a Statists Gonna State segment on a bevy of news from the FDA. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security, done right. Also, brought to you by SmartCash, an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use for everyday transactions.

 

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

As you guys know, last week was election day. I encouraged you to join the growing number of people who decide voting is a waste of time. You know voting is useless when everyone is touting this last week’s election as a “massive turnout” when less than 47 percent of the voting-eligible population cast a vote at all. But, taking the entire population into account, only 33% of people in the country chose your rulers and laws for you this year. Consensus my ass. 

As with any election season, there were of course, good and bad that came out of it.

 

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In government murder news, US-led coalition airstrikes killed 14 civilians in Eastern Syria.

In good riddance news, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from his office after more than a year of public criticism from his boss.

In Jury Nullification news, a federal judge advocated for jury nullification after being shocked by an overzealous child pornography prosecution.

In Right to Bear Arms news, I have two news stories for you. First, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled there is no right to bear arms outside of your home.

The second story is horrifying. Police in the statist haven of Maryland shot and killed a man in his home while serving a “protective order” under a new law which allows them to seize people’s guns without due process.

In taxation is theft news, now, even using your Playstation is taxes in the People’s Republic of Chicago.

In bad cops news, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was arrested on drug charges after a heist at a pot warehouse.

 

STATISTS GONNA STATE

There was a bevy of stories on the FDA recently, most just terrible, of course. However, let’s start with a good one. 

President Donald Trump signed the controversial “right-to-try” bill into law on Wednesday, which bypasses drug regulators to give gravely ill patients access to experimental medicines.

The Food and Drug Administration approved a powerful new opioid Friday, despite strong criticism and accusations that it bypassed its own advisory process to do it.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as early as next week, senior agency officials told the Washington Post yesterday (Nov. 8).

But, apparently, the FDA is going after menthol cigarettes as well. Citing senior agency officials familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Commissioner Scott Gottlieb may be looking to begin a potentially multi-year process to have menthols banned.