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Derrick J joins Mike Shanklin on Voluntary Virtues Vodcast (Triple-V) to discuss:
9:05 Victimless Crime Spree Movie
13:14 Did You Demand The “Justice” System To Produce The Victim?
16:45 Jury Nullification
21:12 Voluntarily Funded Justice & The End Of Victimless Crimes
26:41 Free State Project
34:55 What Is The Next Step For You?
41:28 Voting & “Public Service”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pikjXTTLbQDerrick J joins Mike Shanklin on Voluntary Virtues Vodcast (Triple-V) to discuss:... more
Ian Freeman from FreeKeene.com joins Mike Shanklin to discuss a variety of subjects:
4:15 Free State Project
14:59 What do you think about fighting statism inside politics?
19:21 What are the candidates who won doing to reduce the size of government?
23:56 How can I help the Free State Project?
27:15 Does voluntaryism force people to change their lives?
29:12 Victimless Crimes and Derrick J
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Jwb_0AWCAIan Freeman from FreeKeene.com joins Mike Shanklin to discuss a variety of subjects:... more
Mike Shanklin is a panelist on "The Ed & Ethan Show".
For the full episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14rzJhGD5M4
Topics discussed in Mike Shanklin's segment:
1:08 Health Care
20:42 The Justice System
35:00 Sugar Daddy/Mommy Websites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxRnFXE9n3oMike Shanklin is a panelist on "The Ed & Ethan Show". For the full... more
Ben Lowrey joins Mike Shanklin on Triple-V to discuss a variety of topics and issues:
9:20 Free State Project & Liberty Restoration Project
13:29 Women Voluntaryists
17:00 Alternatives To Statism
19:24 The Future... Is It Freedoms?
21:55 Greed Vs Aggression - Which one is more of a problem?
24:45 United Kingdom VS USA - Freedom Activism
26:22 Keeping Calm When Debating With Statists
30:45 Steps We Use To Deliver The Message Of Voluntaryism
35:58 ALERTISM! Problem?!? Government & Media Are There To Take Advantage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7KZP6wqBc8Ben Lowrey joins Mike Shanklin on Triple-V to discuss a variety of topics and issues:... more
Steve Trister: "The Most Important Video I Have Ever Posted Online In My Life and I Post It With a Very Heavy Heart :( ".
" The most important video I have ever posted online in my life and I post it with a very heavy heart :( "
Steve's a relatively new friend of mine, and what he's got to say in this very short video is worth seeing... and then you'll just HAVE to take that one additional step... please?
Rob Mathias aka Voluntary Rebel joins Mike Shanklin on TRIPLE-V to discuss
3:48 Rob defines Voluntaryism
4:42 George Washington was a terrorist?!?
6:24 Social Contract
8:28 Constitution is Worthless?!?
10:13 Bitcoin & The Federal Reserve
13:49 Militarism, Standing Armies, & WAR
17:44 Liberty Restoration Project & Free State Project
19:28 Best venue source for spreading freedom?
22:58 Most important virtues to achieve a voluntary society?
24:54 Pointers for getting the state out of our lives
27:17 War On Drugs
29:38 “Private” Government Organizations
31:16 Corporations are not free market businesses
32:52 Where is all the debt money going?!?
34:23 Links to find Rob
35:15 What do you focus on when contributing to voluntaryism?
36:27 Evictionism/Abortionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YGSjhqdW4I... more
Ademo Freeman joins Mike Shanklin on Voluntary Virtues
1:00 History of Ademo
3:02 Protection Service Program from CopBlock.Org
7:24 Why Badges Don't Grant Extra Rights
9:50 Private Security Less Prone To Abuse
13:55 What Does COPBLOCK's protection services do for me?
17:00 What Can We Do To Bring About A Freer World?
20:39 How Can You Help Copblock?
23:17 What Is The Craziest CopBlock Interactions Have You Experienced?
25:42 Are You A Cop Hater?!?
29:08 What About The Calendar Rumors?
30:08 Websites You Want To Plug?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYE801F6CF0Ademo Freeman joins Mike Shanklin on Voluntary Virtues 1:00 History of Ademo 3:02... more
In this episode I go controversial with the patriot movement of the United States. Let's face it, patriotism is just part of statism.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7UqBL73vw In this episode I go controversial with... more
Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio - and recent winner of the 2012 Liberty Inspiration Awards - takes you through the grim history and grimmer future of violence in America.Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio - and recent winner of the 2012 Liberty... more
A REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC EVIDENCE
The standard left/right political positions on corporations are fallacious. Corporations are NOT free market businesses, they are government licensed and protected. Without government, corporations would not exist, only regular every day, non-advantage free market businesses.
http://voluntaryvirtues.com/2013/01/15/corporations-are-not-free-market-businesses/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75tLTBIzgNo The standard left/right political... more
Once upon a time all feelings and emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation. According to their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an impending storm was announced and everyone was advised to evacuate the island.
The announcement caused sudden panic. All rushed to their boats. Even damaged boats were quickly repaired and commissioned for duty.
Yet, Love did not wish to flee quickly. There was so much to do. But as the clouds darkened, Love realised it was time to leave. Alas, there were no boats to spare. Love looked around with hope.
Just then Prosperity passed by in a luxurious boat. Love shouted, “Prosperity, could you please take me in your boat?”
“No,” replied Prosperity, “my boat is full of precious possessions, gold and silver. There is no place for you.”
A little later Vanity came by in a beautiful boat. Again Love shouted, “Could you help me, Vanity? I am stranded and need a lift. Please take me with you.”
Vanity responded haughtily, “No, I cannot take you with me. My boat will get soiled with your muddy feet.”
Sorrow passed by after some time. Again, Love asked for help. But it was to no avail. “No, I cannot take you with me. I am so sad. I want to be by myself.”
When Happiness passed by a few minutes later, Love again called for help. But Happiness was so happy that it did not look around, hardly concerned about anyone.
Love was growing restless and dejected. Just then somebody called out, “Come Love, I will take you with me.” Love did not know who was being so magnanimous, but jumped on to the boat, greatly relieved that she would reach a safe place.
On getting off the boat, Love met Knowledge. Puzzled, Love inquired, “Knowledge, do you know who so generously gave me a lift just when no one else wished to help?”
Knowledge smiled, “Oh, that was Time.”
“And why would Time stop to pick me and take me to safety?” Love wondered.
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and replied, “Because only Time knows your true greatness and what you are capable of. Only Love can bring peace and great happiness in this world.”
“The important message is that when we are prosperous, we overlook love. When we feel important, we forget love. Even in happiness and sorrow we forget love. Only with time do we realize the importance of love. Why wait that long? Why not make love a part of your life today?”Once upon a time all feelings and emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation.... more
I have been blogging since 2005, I believe it’s because I enjoy doing so. Maybe ‘enjoy’ isn’t the right word, it’s more like a relief-valve for me
(relief valve (noun) - a device that, when actuated by static pressure above a predetermined level, opens in proportion to the excess above this level and reduces the pressure to it. Compare safety valve)
because I really don’t have a voice (except for my one vote) to express outrage, when I feel some lawmakers are harming our America, our home.
I saw a movie the other night, Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012), a movie I recommend not because of its acting or even its artistry because as far as movies go, it wasn’t a masterpiece far from it, (Read a scathing review http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/hemingway-and-gellhorn-hbo-review_b_1540274.html ) but simply because IT MAKES YOU THINK.
The scenes, borrowed from old, war documentary films, on the rise of fascism in the world and how cruel leaders had the capability to annihilate and destroy everything we consider normal and natural. (Abolish that which logical and intuitive human beings believe to be the meaning of life, PEACE to live out one’s life without fear.) To see Hitler-like barbarous men rule with unthinkable bestiality and lockstep peons marching as if they were one organism (god forbid, if one should lose his stride) is a chilling and insane image to perceive (even if it is on celluloid).
Once again, I digress… the reason for today’s blog (or relief-valve) was a political cartoon I came across, posted on facebook by the group “Baby Boomers and Senior Citizens Against Republicans & The Tea Party” http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad179/thethinkingblue/violenceagainstwomen.jpg which questions the GOP War On Women, due to its allowance of the "Violence Against Women’s Act" to expire. On face-value it does appear that the GOP and its offshoot the Tea Party, really is a misogynist group at heart. But a thought or two deeper than face-value (along with a whole lotta common sense) will let the truth be known, it’s not that this far right-wing conservative group, hate women, it’s more like they... L-O-V-E
PS: My relief-valve comment on facebook:
I believe the GOP don't really HATE women, after all, they have grandmothers, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and some of them (although in the minority) are also women. Their apathy extends towards all, who may need government assistance whether it be, a woman, a man, a child or the elderly and the sick. Their bottom-line is MONEY, it's the almighty dollar that is their master and because of this 'supernatural' commodity that they worship, any empathy they may feel for those less fortunate or in need, is extinguished, allowing them to rationalize that the weak among us, brought it upon themselves, so they don't deserve a helping hand. It’s a hardness of mind parallel to cabals considered outside the law who also praise and respect material wealth and the power it brings, above all else. (What a way to go through existence, if they weren’t so harmful, I would feel pity for them instead of disdain.)
Let us not forget the other GOP/TEA-PARTY Big Nasty, against President Obama... (Below Picture)
Oh yes, besides loving money and power, THE GOP also HATES The President and is willing to harm America to bring him down.
VIEW HEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN TRAILER HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWFuQlLqqZkI have been blogging since 2005, I believe it’s because I enjoy doing so. Maybe... more
Retirement ultimately turned out to not be in the cards, something for which his fans, most of them with lifestyles modeled after the flower-power generation, are profoundly grateful.Retirement ultimately turned out to not be in the cards, something for which his fans,... more
Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a series of stories linking the CIA to crack cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles, is dead at age 49. We hear an 1998 interview with Gary Webb on Democracy Now! and we speak with his colleague, veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry. [includes rush transcript]
Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a series of stories linking the CIA to crack cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles, is dead at age 49.
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/12/investigative-reporter-gary-webb-who.htmlGary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a series of... more
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
The History of Gun Control
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Let’s see how many defenseless people were exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-history-of-gun-control-httpold.htmlIn 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million... more
Some people feel that The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York” is the best Christmas song ever, and not just one of the best, but a gorgeous song no matter why or how you observe Christmas. “Fairytale of New York” isn’t exactly the epitome of restraint, with Shane MacGowan and the sadly departed Kirsty MacColl singing all over each other, slurring words and tossing all kinds of insults at each other.
The song starts out tenderly, with MacGowan recounting Christmas Eve spent in a Bowery drunk tank, but also his recent gambling win and dreams for the future. MacColl lets us know, as the tempo picks up, that they met on a Christmas Eve, and after some light banter they really get into it, blaming each other for anything they can get their hands on, MacColl ending with “Happy Christmas your arse / I pray God it’s our last.”
But then they sing the chorus again, and a string section that actually sounds like it belongs in a Christmas song begins to take over. And it all feels, in spite of itself, grand and sweeping and even a little touching. They squabble a little more, the same as every Christmas, but they’re losing steam; finally MacColl accuses MacGowan of stealing her dreams when they met. This is a terribly poetic way to depict the deadening of expectations in terrible lives. But MacGowan’s voice turns gentle, even though it’s still rough, and he responds: “I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own, Can’t make it all alone, I’ve built my dreams around you.”
It’s a tough old life, and “Fairytale of New York” practically oozes with the gritty spirit of urban decay, poverty, alcoholism and general dysfunction. But as the sounds of those strings float off and out of sight, it doesn’t seem to matter. Not to them and not to us, because it’s the day to sigh and give in to our better inclinations and hold each other and admit there’s still something there. Christmas is the arbitrary day of the year that purely through willpower and tradition we’ve turned into the day where we all try just a little bit harder at being better than we thought we could be.
Includes beautiful photographs, a photo-gallery and the music video, “Fairytale of New York.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/down-on-the-bowery-a-fairytale-of-new-york/Some people feel that The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York” is the... more
"A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a lawsuit filed by peace activists in Olympia, Washington, over spying by a U.S. military informant who infiltrated their group. Declassified documents obtained by Students for a Democratic Society and Port Militarization Resistance revealed a man everyone knew as "John Jacob" was in fact John Towery, a member of the Force Protection Service at Fort Lewis. When Democracy Now! broke the story in 2009, one of the activists, Brendan Maslauskas Dunn, said Towery had personally admitted to the spying.
Brendan Maslauskas Dunn: "He admitted that, yes, he did in fact spy on us. He did in fact infiltrate us. He admitted that he did pass on information to an intelligence network, which, as you mentioned earlier, was composed of dozens of law enforcement agencies, ranging from municipal to county to state to regional, and several federal agencies, including Immigration Customs Enforcement, Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI, Homeland Security, the Army in Fort Lewis."
The exposure of the spying also led to disclosures of intelligence gathering and sharing about the activists by the Air Force, the federal Capitol Police, the Coast Guard and local and state police. In a landmark decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has now ruled the activists can sue military officials for violations of the First Amendment and unlawful spying.""A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a lawsuit filed by peace... more
http://transhumanity.net/videos/entry/two-stars-for-peace-palestine-and-israel-join-usa-as-51st-and-52nd-states An out-of-the-box suggestion for peace in the Middle East.http://transhumanity.net/videos/entry/two-stars-for-peace-palestine-and-israel-join-usa... more