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General / Self Immolation
« on: October 05, 2013, 04:17:04 AM »
On the Friday night show Aly and Ian were discussing self immolation (burning yourself to death) and saying that it doesnt accomplish anything.

That is incorrect. One of the most powerful protest images out there is of a monk on fire. Also, the Arab Spring began because a man self immolated. That is a HUGE deal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-immolation

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General / Red & Black Song, Les Miserables
« on: January 26, 2013, 01:09:51 AM »
Just watched Les Miserables. It was a depressing, albeit well done and emotional movie. One song struck me in particular:
Les Miserables - ABC Cafe: Red and Black [LYRICS]

"Red & Black", basically a song of one small group of revolutionaries in the movie.

If we could get a "Gold & Black" version that would be amazing. Our theme song of sorts. I'll absolutely sing it.

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General / ecig-nicotine free
« on: October 22, 2012, 05:43:35 PM »
I cant find the damn ecig thread so I started a new one. Mods, feel free to move this one into that one.

So, I got a free ecigarette in the mail. I dont smoke except for the occasional weed or hookah (maybe a few times per year at parties) but I managed to get a free ecigarette.

MAN IS THIS THING COOL

No nicotine. You don't have to turn it on. Cherry flavored. So incredibly cool.  500 puffs it says. No nasty smell like real ones. Just playing with it and blowing smoke rings'n'such.

I am sure I am inhaling a certain number of chemicals anyway but...

My coworkers are going to be so jealous when I join them on their smoke break today.

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General / Occupy Wall Street Bus Trip
« on: August 18, 2012, 08:13:10 PM »
Are any of you guys planning on heading to Occupy Wall Street next month for the Sept 17'th activities?  Near me there is the possibility of a free round trip bus to NY sponsored by the OWS people and I'm considering taking them up on this offer.

I know some liberty people have been down there before and it'd be real cool to spot some of those folks or gather together with them.

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General / A forum for anarcho-capitalists.
« on: June 02, 2012, 11:04:45 PM »
Yes, it is a reddit page:
http://www.reddit.com/r/AgainstAllArchons

Should be good for some discussions we can drag back here. From the page:
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Dedicated to the realization of an archon-free world. See an archon-based understanding of voluntary relationships for more information on the topic.

Our (abridged) mission statement: to discuss philosophical topics, current events, and ethics of everything related to relationships with archons (politicians, teachers, abusive parents, police, or any other aggressive people). To talk about, and come up with, rational strategies to strip archons and archists of their power and influence, and bring about an archon-free world.

While we do encourage live-spirited debate and hard-core questioning of ideas, we do have a zero tolerance policy for aggressive or abusive people and defenders of archons (religious, political or familial). This is intended to be a safe place, and we will keep it that way.

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/20/148999066/at-the-community-garden-its-community-thats-the-hard-part

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You may think that the great historic debate between communism and private property is over.

Well, it's not. Not at your local community garden.

Take, for example, the experience of Campos Community Garden in Manhattan's East Village.

Eight years ago, the garden was decrepit and abandoned. Beverly McClain walked by it all the time, on the way to her daughter's school. And one day, she and a motley group of fellow gardeners decided to revive it.

"It was neighborhood people; it was parents from the school; people from the project across the street who had seen it be a hellhole for way too long," she says.

After they carted in lots of fresh, clean soil, they decided that they were not going to stake out little individual garden plots. They'd work on the whole thing together.

"I liked that people could just show up and join the garden, as opposed to being on a wait list," says McClain.

But there were debates about this over the years. McClain wanted to keep it a community enterprise as Karl Marx once put it, "From each, according to his ability, to each, according to his need." But others thought there were too many days when it seemed that because everybody owned the garden, nobody really did. And there were days when it seemed that too many people assumed that somebody else would do the work.
 

"It's just really hard when you've got a whole lot of stuff going on and only one or two people have shown up [at the garden], and they're expected to take care of everything," says McClain. "In August, when it's really hot out, it's just kind of hard."

So last year, the Campos Community Garden laid out some boundaries of personal responsibility: Individual plots where people get to plant and pick their very own vegetables. McClain says she has to admit that it's helped.

Of course, if you're an economist like Russell Roberts at George Mason University, you can say that this was completely predictable.

"Collective farming does not have a great historical record," Roberts points out. "Collective farming is probably the main reason why the Soviet Union had about 70 years of bad harvests."

And even if you just talk to veteran community gardeners, many of them will warn you away from communal arrangements.

TL/DR: Community garden tries going communal, fails, goes into private plots instead, win!

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The Show / Wrong MP3
« on: March 06, 2012, 04:08:49 PM »
Definitely not the correct mp3 on the home page. They're talking about the upcoming liberty forum and super bowl...

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General / Whoring out for votes.
« on: February 05, 2012, 02:48:30 PM »
http://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/pc0u5/win_a_free_ancap_messenger_bag/c3o6ar0

Sorry guys, but could you do me a favor and if you use Reddit vote for my post on there so I get some AnCap swag?

Thanks!


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General / Sidereel.com
« on: January 23, 2012, 09:08:51 PM »
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Anarchir: Heidi Klum breakup, is that what you really want to talk about Sidereel? Or perhaps you should bring up the recent attacks on the web sites that are your bread and butter. Stand up. You have a large audience, and it is for your own personal gain that you get involved.

SideReel: Hi Anarchir! Unfortunately we have no affiliation with the sites that are submitted to SideReel, so we can't speak for them or why they've removed their content. We continue to provide a place for users like you to submit places to watch available TV content online.

Anarchir:  Thanks for the generic response again. Gimme some backbone, stand up for yourself, be your own hero! I believe in you Sidereel Admin, you can do it.

SideReel: ‎...What?

Anarchir: Officially come out against all these actions and then help your users find sources that havent been attacked.

SideReel: Sorry for the confusion, but SideReel is actually in full compliance with the DMCA (and always has been) and we respond to all take-down requests. We have no plans to 'come out' against a site's decision to take down their content, as we are not affiliated with these third-party sites, and it isn't our intellectual property to protect. If it's still unclear, you can read more in our terms of service: http://www.sidereel.com/topic/copyright

I tried to get them to take a stand against the federal attacks on video upload sites after I had been explaining to some of the confused users of the site why they couldnt find any links to the videos they were looking for. Sidereel pretends like it isnt happening.

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General / Quiz Question for You.
« on: January 01, 2012, 04:41:21 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohlberg%27s_stages_of_moral_development

Which level best describes voluntaryists and people who follow the non-aggression principle?

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General / Anybody?
« on: December 22, 2011, 10:19:16 PM »
https://www.dkmsamericas.org/register

I'd like to, but I'll be damned if it doesnt make me realllly queasy just thinking about it. Not sure if I can.

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General / Occupy Wisconsin
« on: October 05, 2011, 02:34:58 AM »
So, ladies and gentlemen, I think I will be joining the protesters at an Occupy protest here in Wisconsin. I'm getting involved before it has started so I'm going to try and help the event move in a liberty oriented direction.

I was wondering if anyone had any two cents to add. Ideas for talking points, I might give a speech.

If I end up on film, I'll be so proud and post it on here for you'all to see of course, which would out my identity. (some federal agent just messed himself I bet)

Thanks!

Anarchir

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General / Breaking Laws
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:20:17 PM »
You guys probably know most of these, or at the least already read Cracked.com regularly, but here ya go:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19450_6-laws-youve-broken-without-even-realizing-it.html


Bring them up in conversations why dontcha.

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Episodes & Show Prep / 8-31 Discussion
« on: September 01, 2011, 04:27:20 PM »
Would you say those Gypsies were gypped?


Oh shit.

I'm a racist.

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