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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. WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES 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. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS New Support options for your favorite podcast, including a Patreon alternative and a super easy way to support the show using cryptourrencies! In I can't make this shit up news, the TSA is so concerned about your fear, they are now looking to deploy more floppy-eared dogs because they are less scary than pointy-eared dogs. In unelected bureaucrat news, the hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop. In peace news, in a surprise move, President Trump has declared victory over ISIS in Syria, and the White House has confirmed that a complete withdrawal of US military forces from Syria has been ordered. Officials also say the State Department will be withdrawn. In more peace news, the US military has been ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan. Planning is underway, and it could take months to withdraw the nearly 7,000 troops. In getting screwed news, Syracuse cops falsely accused a man of rectal dope-stashing and take him to a hospital for a nonconsensual anal probe; now he must pay $4600 for the procedure. In destroying the evidence news, a Southern California city plans to shred more than 100 police shooting and internal investigation records ahead of a new state law that could allow the public to access the documents for the first time. STATISTS GONNA STATE 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.