A new year is here, and it brings with it thousands of laws around the country. Are these laws a net positive or negative for liberty? What’s in the News with stories on new ways to support The LAVA Flow, TSA nonsense, FDA screws us, troops pulled from Syria and Afghanistan, cops force a man to be raped, cops destroy evidence. Finally, a Statists Gonna State on the supposed government shutdown. 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.


As has become a bit of a tradition this time of year, I am going to do a quick rundown of a few of the new laws around the country that take effect on January 1st. This is, though, the first time I have actually done this on a show that releases on the first.




The latest government shutdown has now entered its second week, and the country has not turned into an anarchist utopia yet. Why? Because, as usual, this is nothing more than theater and window dressing, and the government is far from actually shut down.