Archive for the 'Peace' Category

Stars in Alongside Night

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) with me before getting into wardrobe as Dr. Martin Vreeland on the set of Alongside Night.
One noteworthy scene in the film is Dr. Vreeland receiving a Nobel prize in economics for saving Europe as America collapses, given by the king of Sweden played by David Friedman, the son of […]

Nobody Talks About Rights Club

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Tom Paine’s Common Sense.
 A preliminary statement by Brad Linaweaver and J. Kent Hastings on behalf of their mutual friend, J. Neil Schulman.
Dear fellow libertarians, for some reason unknown to us, Neil Schulman thinks that our opinions will carry some weight in the current libertarian civil war between open source and IP. Since one of […]

28 Generations of a Vietnam Food Forest

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Geoff Lawton describes centuries of gardening experimentation in a tropical food forest in this video from Vietnam.
This family owned garden casually yields productivity without loss of the topsoil, killing the life in it with tilling, spraying pesticides and herbicides, and without the use of petrochemical based fertilizers.
Glad we’re not dumping Napalm and Agent Orange […]

Twelve Trolls a Trolling

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

“JeffTheAlmighty,” a YouTuber who appreciates the “J. Neil Schulman and His Trolls” show on IMDB, has gone mad and invested work into the creation of a video titled “The Twelve Days of Schulman.”
Among other things, Neil does political writing (the video’s “conspiracy theories” line?). Schulman just published an attack on Bill O’Reilly for his wrongheaded […]

It’s Time For War With China

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Let’s stop pussyfooting in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and even the Iran invasion to come. These “nations” are quickly smashed and their occupation is hardly worth the trouble.
Egypt might take a month or so to crack if we decided to take them on for the militant Islamic extremism that hasn’t quite been revealed–yet.
But why waste time […]

Chuck McGlawn’s “You Knew That”

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

I received the following in email, and now it’s a guest editorial blog post, somewhat in response to my write-up of Chuck’s talk at the Karl Hess Club which you can hear here, but will you listen?
“You Knew That” By Chuck McGlawn
Left means more government. Right means less government
I will bet you that all the […]

KHC 5-16, Ben Pleasants: “Erotica v Porn”

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

From KHC Culver City’s Mike Everling:
KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  MAY 16, 2011    

Ben Pleasants “Erotica vs Pornography”BOOK TOUR

Dinah’s Family […]

Growbot or Not?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Some hardcore wilderness experts and other traditionalists scoff at depending upon battery powered mobile devices in the bush (”Calling Technology’s Bluff“), despite things like backpack solar cells for recharging them in the field.
Others embrace the new capabilities, many of which will work just fine even without online access.
For example, here are some iPhone apps for […]

January Meetings in So. Calif.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  JANUARY 17, 2011                                          

Geo. McCalip Update on “Fomenting Revolution for Fun and Profit”
[…]

Audio: Taming the Violence of Faith

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Given the shootings in Arizona, it’s timely to publish a link to the audio for Jay Stuart Snelson’s talk at our Orange County, CA supper club.
(The name of the club is the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum. Karl Hess was a political speechwriter for Barry Goldwater who became a noted Libertarian activist. Karl was […]

State Dept: U.S. to Host Free Speech Event

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This is remarkable.
Today, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested, on December 7th, a date that will. . .well, you know. Also today, the State Department announced that the U.S. will host a World Press Freedom event on May Day, 2011.
Are you calling me a liar? I saw it on Facebook (thanks Jason Seagraves), how could […]

KHC Oct. 18 with Sharon Presley

Monday, October 18th, 2010

KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  OCTOBER 18, 2010                       BOOK TOUR

Sharon Presley  “Standing Up to Experts and Authorities: How to Avoid Being Intimidated, Manipulated, […]

KHC Meeting Monday Sep. 20, 2010

Friday, September 17th, 2010

From Mike Everling about the L.A. area “Libertarians of all factions” meeting:
KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  SEPTEMBER 20, 2010              

Leon Weinstein  “Up from Socialism”
[…]

Epistle to the Minarchians

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

  Agorism.info  
Here’s a link to the complete transcript on the C4SS site of a speech delivered at Drexel University by an Agorist news analyst, “Darian Worden on Practical Anarchy.”
The following excerpt from Worden’s talk asserts that advocating anarchy is easier than selling “minarchy” (SEK3’s coinage) :
“Advocating anarchy is more practical than advocating minimal […]

Geo McCalip Aug 30 Konkin-Rothbard Ltd

Friday, August 13th, 2010

THE Konkin-RothbardLimited / Orange County Special Event Supperclub

E C O N O M I C S   A N D   G E O - P O L I T I C S
A PROJECT OF THE KARL HESS CLUB
 Fifth Monday of a Month except on a major Holiday
Geo. McCalip  “Fomenting Revolution for Fun and […]

Heinlein Biographer Bill Patterson at KHC

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

  Heinlein Biography
KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  AUGUST 16, 2010              

Bill Patterson on his new book, Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve
  BOOK TOUR
[…]

Copyright, Left and Wrong?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Galambos’ Text
The topic of IP (intellectual property) attracts the most comments and trackbacks to this blog, but I avoid it because the subject divides the freedom movement into angry parties filing lawsuits. Read Stephan Kinsella’s “L. Neil Smith / Free Talk Live Copyright Dispute” at Mises.org.
Kinsella says IP requires coercive statism, but he’s a bad, […]

Sal Khan: One Dude on YouTube

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Salman Khan, founder and faculty of the Khan Academy, has more lessons and viewers online than MIT and Stanford.
With over 1,600 lessons in various fields and growing popularity with students worldwide, Sal Khan has been featured on the PBS Newshour and CNN.
“A very bureaucratic organization,” the former hedge fund analyst jokes about his volunteer teaching […]

Greenwashing AZ’s Jaime Cuervo Laws

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Internal Passport
There’s predictable opposition to Arizona’s “Jim Crow for Mexicans” law (what I’m calling “Jaime Cuervo.”)
But there was even initial concern from the notorious anti-immigrant former congressman Tom Tancredo before he remembered who he was. According to the Huffington Post, “Tom Tancredo Says Arizona Immigration Law Goes Too Far, Still Supports It.”
For some on the […]

The Real April Fools’ Day

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Here’s a classic article from 1963, “Why Pray for Peace but Pay for War?”
The thesis of author Maurice F. McCrackin, a Presbytarian pastor born in 1905, is that “Income tax paid by the individual is essential to the continuance of the war machine.”
The article makes a strong moral case based on the author’s own experience, […]

The Mad Tea Party

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Justin Stout photo
Guest blog post:
The Mad Tea Party
by Brad Linaweaver
Here’s a prediction.
In the future the Tea Party movement will call for higher taxes. It will be done in the name of national security. Their beloved Leader, Sarah Palin, will be in the forefront of demanding the increased revenue. She won’t call it taxes. She will […]

Nightmare on Fern Street

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Very Interesting. . .
Brad Linaweaver says he’s getting tired of the “Wall Street vs. Main Street” rhetoric, which he believes ignores the Empire as the dominant agency for the immiseration of the proletariat, comrade. (He wouldn’t put it like that.)
Brad suggested finding out if the Pentagon was located on a Street that could find its […]

Electric Lovecraftland by the Bay

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Courtesy of LJDopp.com
SF Weekly just published an article about Shaxul Records in their “In Store” column about local record shops in San Francisco.
Stone Clement runs Shaxul Records with a partner who, because of the exoteric absence in the article, evidently must not be named, in a hole in the wall joint specializing in Heavy Metal […]

Transparency, Privacy and Freedom

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

No Secrets Allowed.
My name was mentioned in J. Neil Schulman’s latest blog post titled “No Secrets Allowed.”
“Oh, try taking photos someplace the government has decided is their turf.”
“On a Sunday in summer 2006, when the Las Vegas FBI office was closed, I tried to shoot video of a plaque honoring FBI agents that was posted […]

Fomenting Revolution for Fun and Profit

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Karl Hess Club, Dec, 2009
California Legal Rights Fund founder, Geo. McCalip, laid out his strategy to radically change how the State of California enforces every law in his Karl Hess Club speech, “Fomenting Revolution for Fun and Profit.”
Here’s a link to an MP3 recording of the talk at the CalRights.org blog.
Geo.’s approach reminds me of […]

Better Than The Best Idea

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Conservation
Refugees
In a recent podcast of the San Francisco radio show An Organic Conversation, with host Helge Hellberg, Guernica magazine and former Mother Jones journalist and now “investigative historian,” Mark Dowie, talked about his career and plans for his own radio show.
I enjoyed the German, Hellberg’s personal account of his experience twenty years ago when the […]

Kite Based Wind Power Generation

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Harvard Gazette photo
If you’re confused why something tagged “Winds-day” is being posted on a day other than Wednesday, let me remind you that the universe isn’t tied to your homeworld’s orbital position. Not by a strong force anyway. Moving on. . .
Although the great Saul Griffith talks about global warming a lot, his Instructables site, […]

Polanski 2: The Extradition (Halloween)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

This is a response to my friend Brad Linaweaver’s article “Repent, Roman!” and several comments in the Mondo Cult forum. Follow the links at Mondo Cult online.
It’s appropriate to review the real life horror story, Polanski 2: The Extradition, on Halloween weekend.
An L.A. Times editorial published Oct. 31, 2009 defends the Jew hunters in Switzerland […]

I Thought It Was About Aquaculture

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Here’s the YouTube trailer for the latest feature film I edited, Crustacean.
Exploitable elements include Yours Truly as The Bearded Fat Lady, a lobster clawed humanoid mute murdering man beast, nudity, violence, bad language, and funny satire.
The description at the CrustaceanTheMovie channel reads:
“Crustacean is a Comedy Horror Feature Film Written and Directed by L.J. Dopp […]

Hemp Biofuel Test Underway in Canada

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Hempcar.org
Alan Bock posted an item on Orange County Register’s “Orange Punch” online, “Testing hemp for biofuel,” with a link to the original story in Canada.
Bock wrote, “Think maybe this would be worth trying in California? Even on a pilot basis to see if Jack Herer’s claims about hemp hold water?”
ArsTechnica recently published a general summary […]