Archive for the 'Peace' Category

The Right Fight for the Right?

Friday, August 21st, 2009

At the Karl Hess Club on Monday, August 17, 2009, Chuck McGlawn argued that libertarians should reclaim the term “Right” as an important step in defending freedom.
Although I use “left” and “right” as he defines it for certain issues (which U.S. political party started more wars?), I wouldn’t call Rush Limbaugh’s support of the Patriot […]

Endless Domestic Enemies

Monday, August 17th, 2009

“Our freedoms are eroding faster than the topsoil,” said the late Marshall Fritz.
Even left wing permaculturists are asking if “The Busybody State” (their phrase) is out to get them.
“As any old hippy will tell you, festivals aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days when you could announce a happening, call up a […]

Sliding It In Alternate History

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Here’s a recording of Tracy Torme’ at the KHC that I just found on an old computer. He is introduced by Brad Linaweaver.
MP3 (32 min. 44 sec.)
Tracy Torme’ was the speaker at the Karl Hess Club (a libertarian group, but not just Libertarian Party supporters, some of us are anarchists) on October 17, 2005, […]

Mass Quarantines?

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Geo McCalip sent me email about forced innoculations on August 7th. (Quoted in full at the end of this post). I figured he got something wrong. Forced innoculations? I doubted it. He must have misheard some talk about childhood immunization requirements by some well meaning Obama health official. Bush/Cheney’s reign of error is over, isn’t […]

FreedomFest: Oil, Hemp, and Collapse

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

OCAW union
FreedomFest in Las Vegas had good attendance for a libertarian event. Read more about it at J. Neil Schulman’s FaceBook page (log in required).
The list of exhibitors leads off with energy and mining companies. They probably get hassled by Atomic unions lead by the likes of Homer Simpson. OCAW is an actual really for […]

Surprised by the Meltdown? Here’s “Peak Money”

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Just read an article by “Permabear” and Crash Proof author at Mises.org, “Why the Meltdown Should Have Surprised No One”. Jon Stewart’s interview with Schiff is also linked on the site (and here too, now).
I’m listening to the Crash Proof audio book now, and the picture it paints of the growing, decades long corporate […]

Life Imitates Art In Forests and Robots

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

MTV movies blog
Sigal Ratner-arias reports that the Venezuelan Rain Forest Inspired ‘Up’, (the 2009 animated feature, not the 1976 Russ Meyer movie). Don’t get them confused when obtaining videos for family entertainment.
Friends remember the notorious weird Meyer film and say the new feature is great. Guess I’ll check it out soon. I won’t admit seeing […]

Ron Paul endorses Alongside Night

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

AlongsideNight.com
The headline says it all. Congressman Ron Paul, a recent U.S. Presidential candidate and popular leader of the Campaign For Liberty, just endorsed Neil’s agorist novel, Alongside Night. Says Neil, “We just received the following endorsement on Alongside Night via Ron Paul’s aide, Norman Singleton.”
“J. Neil Schulman’s Alongside Night may be even more relevant today […]

J. Neil Schulman on Sphinx Radio Online

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Alongside Night author J. Neil Schulman was interviewed by paranormal researcher William H. Kennedy on the Sphinx Radio internet show.
Neil spoke about writing the novel during the mid 1970s, getting the endorsement for his prophetic work of a collapsed America by Nobel winning economist Milton Friedman, and the radical agorist philosophy behind the novel.
Unlike other […]

Global New Deal An Economic Success

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The doomsayers have been discredited. Not only has prosperity emerged from around the corner, it arrived in style today as the Dow broke several historic records in heavy trading, ending the day at 20,145, almost 12,000 points over yesterday’s average in the popular stock index.
Experts from every school of economic theory and from all across […]

It Usually Begins With Iran

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Windpower in Iran
This headline was the title for my side of a debate (in the negative) on “Should the U.S. invade Iran” held at the Karl Hess Club on Monday, March 16. (Also, Jerome Tuccille’s humorous book, It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand, featured stories about the founding personalities of the modern libertarian movement.)
The gist […]

Anarchy, State, and Marriage

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Crustacean publicity still,
courtesy of Irena Belle Films.
When I was cast as the bearded fat lady in Crustacean, the horror-comedy movie I’m editing, I thought it might be amusing to run a photo of me in a dress with a satirical Prop 108 [Update: I meant Prop 8] post about how “the fags are ruining marriage.” […]

Happy New Laws

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Happy New Year! Welcome to all the new laws in effect now, giving me a flashback. I was probably the first victim of the cell phone restrictions in California back in July.
To put it in context, I live in Nevada and was driving to L.A. a day or two earlier, during the time when gas […]

Mailbag: Algae News Thanks to Geo. McCalip

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

In an email message titled “watch the two videos,” Geo. McCalip wrote:
“The Algae Bioreactor Video and the HDVG Video are about 2/3 of the way down the page.”
“http://www.valcent.net/s/Home.asp”
This Google Video of a 22 minute Bloomberg interview with the Valcent founder back in June might be more accessible to various media players.

The vertical growth bioreactors […]

Speely In To This Before The Next Apert

Friday, November 14th, 2008

If you have “attention surplus disorder,” watch one of my favorite authors, Neal Stephenson, discuss his new novel, Anathem, and his earlier work in this YouTube video of a Google Talk he gave in September.
From the YouTube video description:
“Fraa Erasmas is a young avout living in the Concent of Saunt Edhar, a sanctuary for […]

Raw Solar Taking Commercial Applications

Monday, November 10th, 2008

The “raw solar” MIT project based on Washington state inventor Doug Wood’s designs has a revamped website and is moving forward with commercial deployment.
From their FAQ page:
“Because of the simplicity of the design, and use of widely available materials, the dish has a huge potential to address the energy problems of the rapidly developing third […]

So. Calif. Edison at the Alt Car Expo 2008

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Press coverage by The Auto Channel of the Santa Monica Alt Car Expo 2008. For city folk, plug-in hybrids are the most promising new technology concept. Battery chemistry is still under development with no clear winner yet for the standard energy storage solution. From the YouTube video description:
“Southern California Edison is doing things with wind, […]

For A True American Century

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Geo. McCalip’s True American Century is a counter-neocon site with good energy and environmental positions and a plan to reduce our incarceration rate to the lowest in the world. The prison guard union isn’t going to like that!
The good ol’ neocons would have us shocking and awing forever to cement the world order for a […]

Environmental Protection Without The State

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Stefan Molyneux speech from 2006 with a libertarian take on pollution, energy and the like.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j27XJ0vjr0Y

“Free Radical” Larry Sechrest, 1946-2008

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

While looking for a Halloween themed drawing of Ayn Rand on a broom to scare you about the economic mess, I came across the news that Mises scholar Larry Sechrest died October 30.
Jeffrey Tucker wrote:
“Our dear friend Larry Sechrest, professor of economics at Sul Ross University, and a long-time writer and speaker for economic liberty, […]

News From Next Week

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Free-market libertarian (but Obama voter this election), J. Neil Schulman, used his patented retrocausality chronoresonator to record this news item from next week:

http://www.cnnbcvideo.com/index.html?nid=JHmzvz.moGf1gxqohLM1PDczNDY1OTg-&referred_by=12794030-fwzem5x

“Open Source Ecology” Ongoing Activity

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

The OpenFarmTech.org site has an active community applying the open source ideas from computer technology to off grid homesteading and local farming.
The OpenFarmTech.org folks are as enthusiastic about small scale cheap (and ultimately free) automation like RepRap “Wealth Without Money” ideals as I am, except they are actually deploying RepRap and other doodads applied to […]

U.S. News: “Permabear” Worst-Case Scenario

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

U.S. News and World Report online edition May 30 story described Crash scenario author, Peter Schiff, as a “Permabear.”
Former Reagan economic adviser Art Laffer, of the “Laffer Curve,” thought the economy was untroubled over two years ago on August 28, 2006 in the embedded CNBC show I noticed at New Mogul. Opposing him was […]

“Fields of Fuel” Movie Wins At Sundance

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Josh Tickell’s movie, Fields of Fuel, which promotes biodiesel over petroleum based fuel, won the audience prize at Sundance 2008 for the Best Documentary. The cast list includes Barbara Boxer, Richard Branson, Sheryl Crow, Laurie David, Larry David, James Gennaro, Larry Hagman, Woody Harrelson, Jay Inslee, Jack Johnson, Bud McFarlane, Willie Nelson, Director Josh Tickell, […]

Why Joe McCarthy Is Better Than McCain/Palin

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Guest blog post
by Brad Linaweaver
Today the Republican Party does not observe the high standards of McCarthyism. Senator McCarthy had the courage of his accusations. When he believed the State Department was a nest of Communists (an undisputed fact) he went after the State Department. He didn’t do so well when he went after the Army. […]

Grow Your Own Everything

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

The neocon war blog China Confidential takes the Obama-Biden campaign to task for pushing “biodiesel baloney.”
“. . .biofuels are so menacing that opposition to their use cuts across political and ideological lines to an astonishing extent–from Cuba’s Communist leader, Fidel Castro, to America’s libertarian Cato Institute and conservative Heritage Foundation.”
“But Barack Obama apparently sees the […]

Joe O’Neill on Orwell’s “Language & Politics”

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Dr. Joe O’Neill’s talk was well attended and well received at the August 18 meeting of the Karl Hess Club, held at Dinah’s restaurant on Sepulveda.
As you might expect, Dr. O’Neill covered the language of Big Brother justifying security cameras everywhere and useful war propaganda terms such as “pacification.” While shared media culture seems to […]

Permaculture in Nir Moshe Village, Israel

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Adamama, according to their web site, was founded in 2003 “for adopting ways of sustainable lifestyle, agriculture and recycling, and as a place for finding the balance between man and nature.”
And here’s an excerpt from a Haaretz article about “an anarchist group” in Nir Moshe.
“The journey began with a visit to Nir Moshe, where a […]

The People of Sand and Slag

Monday, August 11th, 2008

There may come a day when unspoiled natural scenery has no connection to our physical health, due to insanely high-tech medicine. But what kind of world would it be?
The author Paolo Bacigalupi said in a great interview about his career at the Mumpsimus blog, “With “Sand and Slag”, I had a beef with an old […]

18-Course G8 Summit’s Food Crisis Menu

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Ilex over at Homesteading In A Condo thinks the non-locavore 18 course meal served to the ruling class at the G8 Summit meeting July 7, while discussing the global food crisis, was a bit, uh. I think it’s a lot uh!
A handful of uncooked rice might have been more appropriate.
You’ve got to see the […]