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C-SPAN's Brian Lamb Interviews Nick Gillespie, Sunday July 10, About Declaration of Independents, Reason.tv, & More

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Reason's Nick Gillespie, co-author with Matt Welch of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, sits down C-SPAN's Brian Lamb for an in-depth interview about the themes of the book, the evolution of Reason.tv since its 2007 launch, Gillespie's tenure at Reason magazine, what's with the all-black, all-the-time, and much more.

The interview airs on Sunday, July 10, at 10pm ET 8pm ET (rebroadcast at 11pm ET) as part of C-SPAN's Q&A program. Details here.

Last summer, Lamb appeared in a Reason.tv piece arguing for allowing cameras to film oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The documentary's ominous beginning:

Cameras are everywhere today: In convenience stores, at intersections, the workplace, your computer, your cellphone, ATM machines. There's even been a camera in news anchor Katie Couric. 

Yet there's one place cameras have never been allowed: The U.S. Supreme Court. Just what are Supreme Court justices hiding beneath their robes that they continue to say no to cameras in their courtroom?

Watch it now:

Reason.tv did a sit-down with Lamb as well, in which the C-SPAN auteur explains why he thinks political discourse has never been better, why he's not worried about unlimited corporate donations hurting elections, and what he would have really liked to do with his life (hint: it includes a drum set and Miss Peggy Lee). Watch highlights here.

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  1. [AER] AREA OF EMPIRE RESPONSIBILITY

    * Linkage: A direction connection between the Economic War of Stimulus on the [Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/ Hindu Cush Sphere of Influence] must be established, the individual regional nations must be formed into a Regional Sphere of Influence. By creating a Linkage between the Economic War of Stimulus, and Israeli Palestinians Conflict, the Empire will be seen as no longer having an Unshakable Special Relationship or being an Israeli pillar and cornerstone, its enabler, but fact that the Empire for its own interests, will no longer be seen as the facilitator of Israel, allowing the moving away from the incremental approach of the past to a Regional Sphere of Influence approach.

    * Regional Sphere of Influence: With The [Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/Hindu Cush Sphere of Influence], Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestinians, Syria, Turkey and other countries in the Region or the Middle East, seeing that the State of Israel is a quasi-State of the Empire, under its control and not in control of that Empire but not representing the interests of the State of Israel within the Peace Process, but interests of the Empire above the interests of the State of Israel. A Change allowing the Empire to exercise greater influence with the membership of the Islamic Sphere of Influence membership hopefully producing a Step-by-Step initiative of Bridging Peace Proposals based upon Past areas of agreement coaxing additional concessions from its member nations.

    [AER] AREA OF EMPIRE RESPONSIBILITY

    Now, the Media Messiah Imperial President of the Israeli-American Empire will not use the term [Sphere’s of Influence] nor open his eyes to the fact that in the [21st] Century they do exist and are growing in Geo-World Community of Interests, much as Israel will never give in over the Eternal City as its capital, and only its capital. So other terms are invented to replace them instead of the [Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula Sphere of Influence] it is called the [AER] Area of EMPIRE Responsibility, as if it is the Responsibility of the Messiah and the Empire, when in fact what goes on in their [Sphere of Influence] is a matter for their concern, and real scary that in the [21st] Century the Empire considers the [21st] Century Spheres of Influence, [AER’s] Areas of Empire Responsibility, but they in fact are quite aware of the actual Linkage’s;

    * LINKAGE [1] ONE: [Unshakable Special Relationship] where Israel is more than just a strong and special ally, with deep running bonds, but the controlling senior member of the Israeli-American Empire and Israel has a vested interest in a strong pillar and cornerstone in place the [AIPAC/AZC] the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee/American Zionist Council] controlling the American Media Messiah Imperial President and Court ensuring its total commitment to Israel’s security and Israel’s future, incommensurate with Israeli real regional [Islamic Crescent Sphere of Influence/ [AER] Area of EMPIRE Responsibility], interests, the Linkage between the [2] Two is more in the area of what it is the Israeli-American Empire, the strength, power and deterrence, are equally shared, one draws off the need of the other.

    LINKAGE [2] TWO: That Linkage [1] One [Israeli-American Empire], has made the Israeli-American Empire vs. [PA] Palestinian Authority Conflict, fomenting anti-Empire sentiment, due to a perception of shared interests favouritism of the Israeli-American Empire, part of the over-all problem and not part of the Empire War of Economic Stimulus solution, making not just difficult to advance the interests of the Empire;

    (1) The Nabucco gas pipeline: which is to be laid through the territories of the Former Soviet Republic of (Georgia), into, Azerbaijan into the strategic Northwest Iranian territory or Shi-ite Persian Iran were currently (4) four- million Kurds are concentrated in Iran, waiting to declare a Kurdish state, and with Russian peacekeepers in place to protect the new formed Kurdish state from Georgian or Iranian aggression, onto Turkey and the Tabriz refinery, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria to connect Europe.

    (2) The Central Asian Pipeline: from Turkmenistan which is rich in hydrocarbons and the building of the “Central Asian Pipeline” system transporting (NG) across Afghanistan to the ports of Pakistan, Karachi, and round the globe in (LG) Liquid Gas from, to waiting markets, with a branch line to supply the needs of India.

    (3) The Caspian Sea Basin: to supply the Nabucco Pipeline with it’s estimated at (7.25 Trn.Cu.Mts.) Seven-two-five trillion cubic meters, yet to be developed underneath the Caspian Sea, along with (1/5th) One-fifth, (20%) Twenty-Percent of the remaining global oil reserves.

    But are making those, Geo-national strategic economic security interest impossible to achieve, the stakes are high, and high rollers have to make hard strategic decisions, and by bringing about and resolving the Israeli-American Empire vs. [PA] Palestinian Conflict, with Empire Troops on the line and the [NATO] North American Treaty Organization ready to break if not already broken, a corner could be turned and major tensions in the regional [Islamic Crescent Sphere of Influence/ [AER] Area of EMPIRE Responsibility] lessened;

    * The weakening of moderate Islamic regimes within the regional [Islamic Crescent Sphere of Influence/ [AER] Area of EMPIRE Responsibility]

    * The Empire toughening of its attitude toward weapons smuggling from Syria to Lebanon.

    * Iran’s influence with Lebanese Hezbollah and Hamas, along with its Nuclear Issue.

    The bottom line is there is trouble in the [Unshakable Special Relationship] marriage, they don’t see eye to eye on just how, things are to be done, and just who is running the show, and with as close a relationship that has existed over the period of time it has existed, each could do serious damage to the other, with the whole Empire sinking due to their [LINKAGE], within the regional [Islamic Crescent Sphere of Influence/ [AER] Area of EMPIRE Responsibility]

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  2. TO-GA! TO-GA! TO-GA!

    1. Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?…..

  3. I want a sphere of influence.

    1. Just ask. He gave me hegemony over some sort of Florida-Caribbean Zone.

      1. [TRIATHLON REPLYS]

        We did not give you control over the Federation of Greater Florida, but rather to Chancellor of the Federation MARCO RUBIO.

        HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

        1. Oops, my secret identity has been revealed!

    2. Don’t fall over the rail while reaching for your sphere.

  4. It seems like I am a bit slow today, but I yet to see the point for the article. Can someone summarize please?

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