Archive for the 'Two's-day' Category

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 […]

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 […]

Months in the Media Maze

Monday, October 17th, 2011

It’s been over a month since I wrote a blog post, but that does not mean I have not been busy. Or not. Wtf?
I worked on two movie projects, a magazine, an audio dramatization series and got a new ham radio.
First, there was the FT817ND transceiver I bought from Ham Radio Outlet. It’s backpackable, runs […]

Mon., Aug. 29: “Kill Switch” @ O.C. KHCTF

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Karl Hess Community
Technology Forum
On a Fifth Monday in a Month
August 29, 2011
Pre-meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Announcements: 7:45 p.m. Howard Hinman, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation: 8:00 p.m. J. Kent Hastings:
“Surviving the Phone and Internet Kill Switch”
Questions: 8:45 p.m. Q&A via written cards for at least the first round of questions.
Close by 9:30 p.m.
Location: Asian […]

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 […]

Howard Hinman on Mortgage Meltdown, KHC Aug. 15

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

(From  Mike Everling)
KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  AUGUST 15, 2011     ennouncement    

Howard Hinman “The Secrets of MERS and the Massive Mortgage Meltdown.”

Dinah’s […]

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 […]

Herbal Medicine and Edible Plants

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Despite a warning from a skeptic of herbal medicine, “Plants are trying to kill us,” the OC Weekly paper kind of touts “Really?!?!? The Miracle Berry: A Solution to World Hunger?.” That’s the name of the cranberry-ish fruit. Miracle Berry. But it has an amazing property that you’ll have to read about in Michelle Woo’s […]

The Conscience of an Anarchist

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

(From Mike Everling)
KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  MARCH 21, 2011     [Award: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer]

Gary Chartier   “The Conscience of an Anarchist”                BOOK TOUR

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 […]

Survivalism for Musicians

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

At Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow posted “Indie Band Survival Guide: soup-to-nuts, no-BS manual for 21st century artistic life.” The post clearly explains how the success of the authors with their band (named there) makes them “in the scene” and qualified to write on the topic. (Nobody can say I hijacked this “hot news,” even though […]

“None Simpler” Etched Spirals Replace Coils

Friday, September 17th, 2010

  NS-40 Board
After being thrilled connecting up a Pixie 2 based QRP Miniwat ham radio transceiver circuit board purchased on eBay to random switches and plugs I had around my room (see the Resilient Freedom post about my “Bumble Bee transceiver“), I’ve been rereading some classic QRP books (low power designs–great for backpacking and […]

Epistle to the Minarchians

Saturday, August 21st, 2010  
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
 Fifth Monday of a Month except on a major Holiday
Geo. McCalip  “Fomenting Revolution for Fun and […]

The Last Station depicts Tolstoy’s copyright struggle

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

  The Last StationThe Last Station depicts the end of Leo Tolstoy’s life in 1910. There’s even a website dedicated to honoring the Tolstoy Centennial.
Here’s the IMDB listing for The Last Station. It was released in 2009.
Excerpt (with small changes) from the description at user TrailerDelivery’s YouTube channel. Tolstoy is played by Christopher Plummer.
“When […]

Anarquia up for Freedom Book of the Month

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Anarquia is the novel I co-authored with New York Times bestselling author, Prometheus award winner and Nebula finalist, Brad Linaweaver.
Anarquia has been selected by the Freedom Book Club as one you can vote for now as the selection for the August, 2010 Freedom Book of the Month.
Votes will be counted for the August FBotM until […]

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
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 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 […]

Electric Lovecraftland by the Bay

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Courtesy of
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 […]

Bill Mollison Wins Award in Australia

Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Sometimes you can be a prophet in your own land.
Permaculture founder Bill Mollison was recognized for his work educating millions throughout the world by leaders in his native Australia.
“Bill was awarded with the distinctive title of “Senior Australian of the Year 2010 – National Finalist” in a ceremony held in Hobart on November 23, […]

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 blog.
Geo.’s approach reminds me of […]

Et tu, Newsweek?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Newsweek has a reputation for bias toward the Democrat party in the U.S. Browsing their website tends to support that notion, because of the anti-Fox News and pro-Federal Reserve articles. That Fed support is a bit much even for most Democrats. Job numbers are “growing” (still at 10% unemployment) and anything else the administration does […]

Giant Snakes Celebrate Monty Python’s 40th

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Geeks and nerds everywhere are celebrating Monty Python’s 40th anniversary. From USA Today:
“”We should have had the 37th anniversary or the 41 and 1/2 anniversary; 40 seems too predictable for Python,” says Michael Palin, one of six members of the comedy troupe that launched Monty Python’s Flying Circus in 1969.”
Don’t worry, Mike. Giant man-eating snakes […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Are You Afraid Of?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

I’ve been following Bruce Schneier’s career since I reviewed the first edition of his Applied Cryptography book for the Agorist Quarterly in 1995.
Just a few years ago, Schneier was talking about the probability of post-9/11 threats on a computer security podcast. The chance of any particular American facing terrorist violence is nearly zero. But there […]

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 […]

GMO patent infestation

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

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The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia published the cheerful report, “Monsanto Runs Into Wall. Yes!!” in their “Why Permaculture/GMOs” website section.
Poor little Monsanto must be feeling the heat. They’ve got a Biotech-GMO cheerleading page online that essentially says organic customers and growers face no danger from them.
I’ve been listening to the Audible edition […]