The Manchester Free Press

Sunday • October 17 • 2021

Vol.XIII • No.XLI

Manchester, N.H.

Free Talk Live 2021-10-16

Free Talk Live - 4 hours 8 min ago
Adam Kokesh Launches New "Homefront Battle Buddies" Project :: PTSD, Depression, Psilocybin, MDMA, Etc :: COVID Spiritual Warfare :: Seattle Decrims Entheogens :: Ghost Dope :: Milgram Obedience Studies :: Military Killers :: Persuasion vs Argument :: Third Parties :: Show: 2021-10-16 Ian, Captain Kickass, Peakless Mountaineer
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Some Good Ones From TWIP

Libertarian Leanings - Sat, 2021-10-16 12:35 +0000

See the rest of them at PowerLine.

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Let's Go Brandon!

Libertarian Leanings - Sat, 2021-10-16 10:53 +0000

Joe Biden — The Hollowed Out Shell of a Once Mediocre Man

Someone needs to make a video like this classic, replacing “All Your Base Are Belong to Us” with “Let’s Go, Brandon!”

Bitter laughter we’ve had aplenty, every time Joe “President” Biden forgets his lines, or where he is, or with whom he is talking. Then we cackle with a deep, vindictive glee. You wanted the toughest job on earth, now gag on it, Grandpa Simpson, we say to ourselves. No ice cream for you today. 

The Hollowed Out Shell of a Once Mediocre Man

Now, that vents some resentment about this imposter squatting in the White House—this hollowed-out shell of a once mediocre hireling, washed up there by a tsunami of illegal, unchecked ballots, at our oligarchy’s behest. Now they’re stuck with him, and all the crazy promises they made, and the virus panic they unleashed.

When their plans blow up in his face, we snicker. Every time the Bidenist Occupational Government blunders, and another “domestic terrorist” gets exposed as a Fed infiltrator, we flash a smile of steel. We see on Brian Stelter’s colicky baby face the frustrated tantrums that must afflict The Secret Committee Formerly Known As Joe Biden (TSCFAJB, Tuss-KUFF-ka-jab). All those deep state  hacks who think they’re a “brain trust,” bungling this goat rodeo, month after month after month. And they know we are laughing at them. 

Read the rest here.

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Prices of Nearly Everything Now Surging

Libertarian Leanings - Sat, 2021-10-16 10:08 +0000

The following article was provided by Mike Gleason, a Director with Money Metals Exchange.

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A big week for precious metals markets as inflation pressures push consumer prices to painful new heights.

On Thursday, the U.S. Labor Department reported that inflation at the wholesale level is up 8.6% from a year ago. That’s the steepest annual advance since the data started being reported.

Of course, Americans who have shopped at a grocery store recently or tried to rent or buy a car don’t need to read a government report to discover that prices are surging. In many respects, inflation is even worse than reported officially.

The economy was supposed to get back to normal this year. But instead, supply disruptions are spreading and driving shortages of various consumer products from office furniture to computer chips.

News Report #1: Massive supply chain disruptions, empty shelves in stores all across the country and rising prices for what's in stock.

News Report #2: The supply shortages and the consequent shortage of goods delivered everywhere has caused prices to spike up.

News Report #3: Annual inflation now at a 13-year high. Prices for beef and bacon, used cars, gas, even furniture, all up double digits.

News Report #4: This year has seen record-breaking price jumps for children's shoes, up nearly 12% furniture, up more than 11%.

News Report #5: All these things are going up too: car rentals, they're up already almost 43%, if you can even find one. Gas, that's true. Gas up 42%. Steak is up 22%. Lodging is up almost 20%.

Bloomberg Commentor: Unless you embrace the analytically meaningless phase of persistently transitory, which I've heard, persistently transitory, this inflation round is not transitory.

Things will likely get even worse for Americans struggling with costs of living heading into the winter. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects households will see a jump of over 50% on their heating bills compared to last winter.

Those who use propane, heating oil, or natural gas to keep their homes warm will likely see the sharpest increases. Prices for energy commodities have been rising relentlessly over the past few months.

Precious metals markets may now be ready to play catch-up, although they are taking a breather here on Friday.

This week gold is up 1.0% to bring spot prices to $1,780 per ounce, despite it pulling back a good bit here today. Silver shows a weekly gain of 3.1% trade at $23.46 an ounce. Platinum prices are pushing higher by 2.9% to check in at $1,069. And finally, palladium is essentially unchanged now since last Friday’s close to command $2,113 an ounce.

Metals markets reacted positively to minutes released Wednesday from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting. Officials signaled they may begin tapering back their $120 billion in monthly bond purchases as soon as November.

They will have to start making at least some gestures toward reducing monetary stimulus if they want to retain whatever credibility they have left when it comes to inflation.

Although some investors fear Fed tapering will crash the markets, the early stages of a Fed tightening campaign tend to be favorable. Metals markets in particular often rally as the Fed begins hiking rates – contrary to what many expect to be the case.

Of course, right now central bankers are merely contemplating pulling back on bond purchases. Rate hikes aren’t even on the table yet.

The time for metals investors to be fearful of the Fed is when it may be getting ready to push interest rates above the inflation rate. If that ever occurred, rates would turn positive in real terms.

Dollar-denominated debt instruments would be viable, at least theoretically, as a place to preserve wealth. Hard assets as alternative stores of value would be vulnerable to being dumped by investors who could get compensated for holding paper instead.

But at the moment low-yielding debt instruments are more like certificates of confiscation. They are virtually guaranteed to take away purchasing power from holders when measured against current inflation realities.

Inflation risks and other risks face holders of deposit accounts at banks. For one. the IRS is pushing a sweeping plan to track all funds over $600 flowing into and out of bank accounts.

The agency’s supposed objective is to identify wealthy tax cheats. But IRS snooping at this level could lead to harassment of millions of Americans who have committed no tax fraud.

That’s just the beginning of the Biden administration’s plans for a “Great Reset” of the banking system. President Joe Biden’s nomination to the head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova, wants to “end banking as we know it.”

She advocates a form of socialized banking in which private bank deposits would be brought under the direct control of the central bank.

She calls her radical new banking regime “the People’s Ledger.”

Also dubbed “FedAccounts,” they would presumably be denominated in "FedCoin" – the central bank digital currency being developed behind the scenes at the Federal Reserve to enable greater tracking of and control over citizens’ financial transactions.

Although socialized banking may seem like a remote possibility in the United States of America, a financial crisis could quickly turn a central planner’s pipe dream into reality.

For example, a cascading series of bank failures that threatens to bankrupt the FDIC and wipe out millions of depositors could give the Fed all the impetus it needs to take over the entire banking system.

Holding hard assets outside the banking system may be the best form of insurance against risks within the banking system. And precious metals, being tangible forms of money, are at the foundation of any strategy to protect against risks inherent in the fiat currency regime.

Long before the Federal Reserve System came into being in 1913, gold and silver backed the U.S. dollar. And if at some point the Fed and its unlimited supplies of unbacked dollars lose all credibility with the public, precious metals will again provide people with ledgers of real value.

Well, that will do it for this week. Be sure to check back next Friday for our next Weekly Market Wrap Podcast. Until then this has been Mike Gleason with Money Metals Exchange, thanks for listening and have a weekend everybody.

 

Mike Gleason is a Director with Money Metals Exchange, a precious metals dealer recently named "Best in the USA" by an independent global ratings group. Gleason is a hard money advocate and a strong proponent of personal liberty, limited government and the Austrian School of Economics. A graduate of the University of Florida, Gleason has extensive experience in management, sales and logistics as well as precious metals investing. He also puts his longtime broadcasting background to good use, hosting a weekly precious metals podcast since 2011, a program listened to by tens of thousands each week.

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Free Talk Live 2021-10-15

Free Talk Live - Sat, 2021-10-16 02:18 +0000
Bitcoin Nears New Record High :: Putin Supporting Crypto :: Americorps Press Manipulation? :: NH Denies Federal $27 Million Bribe :: Police :: Listener Visiting New Hampshire :: White House Defending Inflation? :: Credit Card Companies Policing the Internet :: New Government School Brainwashing - "Social, Emotional Learning" :: Show: 2021-10-15 Ian, Bonnie, Chris W.
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An Emboldened, Super-Funded IRS to Target Bank Depositors

Libertarian Leanings - Fri, 2021-10-15 12:01 +0000

The following article was provided by Stefan Gleason, President of Money Metals Exchange.

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Insidious plans are afoot in Washington to give IRS officials another $80 billion for auditors and then unleash them on bank account holders.

New, heavy-handed IRS and Federal Reserve controls along with other threats to financial privacy highlight the importance of holding wealth outside the banking system.

This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen appeared on CBS Evening News to defend the IRS’s sweeping plan to track all funds flowing into and out of bank accounts, except for those holding less than $600. Yellen claimed the aim is to combat “tax fraud and cheating” by “high-income individuals.”

As to how a $600 threshold will target the super-wealthy more so than the middle class, Yellen failed to articulate. But IRS snooping at this level could lead to harassment of millions of Americans while ensnaring people who are doing hourly side gigs to feed their families rather than people who are hiding millions of taxable dollars from the government.

Banks are opposing the proposed bank account reporting requirement.

Perhaps the focus will be narrowed somewhat before IRS account monitoring is fully implemented.

But it won’t be the end of the Biden administration’s plans for a “Great Reset” of the banking system. It will be just the beginning.

President Joe Biden’s nomination to the head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova, wants to “end banking as we know it.”

In her academic work, Omarova has expressed admiration for Karl Marx and sympathy for the Soviet Union. She has also advocated a form of socialized banking in which private bank deposits would be brought under the direct control of the central bank.

She calls her radical new banking regime “the People’s Ledger.”

Also dubbed “FedAccounts,” they would presumably be denominated in "FedCoin" – the central bank digital currency being developed behind the scenes at the Federal Reserve to enable greater tracking of and control over citizens’ financial transactions.

The Fed has already strayed far afield from its dual mandate of price stability and full employment. It now sees fit to bail out politically connected companies, monetize government debt, promote critical race theory, and reverse "global warming."

As for price stability, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has made a mockery out of that part of the dual mandate by deliberately engineering a surge in inflation which he calls (without evidence) “transitory.”

Powell insists the Fed “has the tools” to fight inflation. But it apparently doesn’t have the will to pull them out right now.

Instead, Fed bureaucrats are fighting culture wars against their critics in what Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) calls "woke mission creep."

According to FoxBusiness, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve is promoting critical race theory through its “Reinventing Our Communities” program and disparaging people who argue for race-neutral policies. The Philly Fed specifically links to materials that attack Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Christopher Rufo, a leading opponent of Marxist-inspired critical race theory.

Rufo responded wryly via Tweet: “Still laughing that the Federal Reserve is promoting ‘decolonizing the atmosphere’ and targeting me for ‘shutting down critical racial equity work.’ Focus on inflation, you idiots.”

Unfortunately, there is no political mechanism for the public to hold the Fed accountable when fails to adhere to its statutory mandate.

Fed officials claim they must maintain their “independence.” Toward that end, they employ professional lobbyists to ensure that any legislative efforts to audit or bring greater transparency to the central bank’s activities fail.

The most powerful mechanism available to citizens who are “Fed up” with inflation and the ever-expanding functions of the central bank is to de-dollarize their personal finances.

Holding large amounts of cash in bank deposits is becoming increasingly risky. Not only to customers risk significant erosions of their purchasing power due to inflation; they also risk being singled out by the IRS or becoming unwitting holders of a “FedAccount.”

Although socialized banking may seem like a remote possibility in the United States of America, a financial crisis could quickly turn a central planner’s pipe dream into reality.

For example, a cascading series of bank failures that threatens to bankrupt the FDIC and wipe out millions of depositors could give the Fed all the impetus it needs to take over the entire banking system.

Holding hard assets outside the banking system may be the best form of insurance against risks within the banking system. And precious metals, being tangible forms of money, are at the foundation of any strategy to protect against risks inherent in the fiat currency regime.

Long before the Federal Reserve System came into being in 1913, gold and silver backed the U.S. dollar. And if at some point the Fed and its unlimited supplies of unbacked dollars lose all credibility with the public, precious metals will again provide people with ledgers of real value.

 

Stefan Gleason is President of Money Metals Exchange, the company recently named "Best Overall Online Precious Metals Dealer" by Investopedia. A graduate of the University of Florida, Gleason is a seasoned business leader, investor, political strategist, and grassroots activist. Gleason has frequently appeared on national television networks such as CNN, FoxNews, and CNBC and in hundreds of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet, and Seeking Alpha.

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Will NH Schools Gag & Jab Our Children?

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2021-10-15 05:28 +0000

Dear Liberty Block,

Will NH schools try to gag and jab our children?

Signed, Concerned for My Child

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Dear Concerned for My Child,

First, you’re assuming that NH schools are synonymous with government schools: many pro-freedom parents have pulled their children out of government schools for private schools, for parochial schools, and especially for homeschooling. The recently passed NH Freedom Accounts allow parents to recoup part of the labor their property taxes stole from them to pay for these, their preferred schools. Choose the school that best serves you and your family, and if none currently serves, work with parents and teachers to start one yourself.

NH Education Freedom Accounts

The government schools certainly have gagged our children’s mouths with bacteria catchers, and to chemically alter their blood in order to fascistly enforce their Fauci theater of phantom health. But parents who love their children and their freedom have resisted — on the street and at school board meetings — loudly, and in large numbers.  And the government schools have backed down — for the time being.  But remember, the presumption of our rulers is that they, not you, own your body and that of your child. And so, we can safely predict they will try again and again, until they have successfully exerted their power over our families, or we removed them from the “legitimized” power to subjugate us.

But even if we could protect our children over the long term from these most recent, gross, human rights violations, those government schools would only then continue executing their primary job: brainwashing our children into believing that our psychopathic rulers were actually omniscient, omnipotent, benevolent, prescient, altruistic demi-gods, to whom we have an ethical — and violently enforceable — duty to obey. It is their success in this primary function that has placed us all, and our children, in such recent peril.

Their undermining of our children’s belief in their self-ownership, and their gaslighting of our children’s brains, may be worse long-term outcomes of the insane idea that we should pay our rulers to indoctrinate our children than the tangible poisons with which they now threaten our children.

This is our wakeup call. It gives us a chance to realize that it is we parents who must protect our children from those who pretend to care more than we parents do, as long as they steal the product of our labors to do so.  

Take this opportunity to return the power to raise your child to your family. Remove your child from the corrupting state and raise her to be a clear-thinking, free, sovereign woman.

Dennis Pratt is the former head of Parents Decide “Your Child? Your Money? Your Decision!”

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The Anime Strategy

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2021-10-15 05:18 +0000

The Anime Strategy

Libertarianism is lame.

To put it frankly, libertarianism is an ideology that has a relatively high cost of entry. I don’t necessarily mean monetarily either, I’m also talking about time cost. Though you can get the basics of libertarianism down with a short read of “Anatomy of the State”, “The New Libertarian Manifesto”, or “Getting Libertarianism Right”, or by spending some time on LibertyBlock.com, there becomes almost a wall to the ideology when there are 20+ books some purists will expect you to read and fully understand to be taken seriously. Some books being obscenely expensive for the amount of content they are, Community Technology by Karl Hess comes immediately to mind as my used copy cost me $60 and it’s only 100 pages and some change. We cannot expect everyone to read Human Action, We shouldn’t expect people to read Democracy: The God That Failed, however, this seems to be the air some libertarians have. The other ideologies, save for various flavors of Marxism, can usually get their ideology across by presenting a small shopping list of demands or a mentioning of The Constitution and American Exceptionalism, libertarians can claim to have this, but we immediately get into arguments on whether or not Intellectual Property exists. (it doesn’t). What’s the other barrier that libertarianism has that would normally allow an ideology to be easily understood and broadcasted to the masses? 

Cultural relevance.

With few exceptions, libertarianism has failed to capture the hearts of the masses. As time goes on we see the left and even the conservatives maintain a hold on cultural media, be it film, books, television (or in this case, shows on streaming platforms), the list goes on. These mediums of entertainment are held by our ideological opponents with little chance of us gaining traction within them. Sure there are examples of libertarian themes in films such as Dallas Buyers Club, Amy, and even The Incredibles, but these are the exception and not the rule, from the standpoint of books, our relatives the objectivists have managed to make Atlas Shrugged a beloved book for many people outside of their worldview, primarily conservatives. But where is our Atlas Shrugged? Where’s our Brave New World? Some of my fellow Agorists in the room will likely chime in about Alongside Night, the problem we have is that Alongside Night’s book isn’t a common talking point or subject of praise outside of some very niche circles, the other problem is the movie adaptation is horrendously unfaithful to the original work on top of being trash so it fails for two different reasons to be the poster child for the cultural relevance of libertarianism, so what is capable of meeting that cultural niche?

You guessed it, anime.

Anime within the last few years has not only gained worldwide attention, it is now so ubiquitous that we no longer live in the days of having to explain what anime is. If you’ve been a fan as long as I have, you understand this struggle. In a way, this echoes how libertarianism is relatively unknown or if it is known, it’s mocked or even reviled by some who are aware of it but are not a part of it. But why anime, you ask? To put it simply, Anime is capable of broadcasting various messages and philosophies to its audience. An example of our opposition using anime is Hayao Miyazaki, famed director of such films as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and my personal favorite of his: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Miyazaki is a known Marxist and though he can be subtle in most of his films he also sprinkles a bit of overtness here and there such as Porco Rosso. There are examples already of anime with liberty-minded themes and concepts, these will be explained as the article goes on.

Economic Education

The very basis of libertarianism is economics, namely private property rights and capitalism, and through extrapolation, liberty is the consequence. Anime can be used to explain economics (in this case Austro-Economics) albeit not directly but through a secondary understanding. Let’s take my favorite anime Yuru Camp, for example, a show where high school girls go on various camping trips throughout the series. Each character with their own personality, background, and their own ends. The protagonist Rin is a socially introverted individual who tends to camp by herself on solo camping trips, she also has a propensity to travel far outside her town on her Moped, as these trips, vehicle maintenance, and the equipment itself cost money, Rin maintains this through a part-time job at a bookstore. The deuteragonist Nadeshiko on the other hand is an extrovert who befriends Rin rather quickly, and joins the Outdoors Club on her first day transferring, Nadeshiko is more interested in camping with a group and has minimal to no equipment, the Outdoors Club has a few resources available for members to use but as only one member has a job at the beginning of the series, these resources are scarce, prompting members to get jobs, the same will occur for Nadeshiko though this occurs towards the end of the first season. These two characters are great examples of Human Action: People seeking their own ends through scarce means, each character wants different things from their experience and weighs the costs and benefits. 

There’s also a great example for both The Subjective Theory of Value and Time Preference within Yuru Camp as well. For the uninformed the Subjective Theory of Value asserts that the value of an item, service, etc… is entirely based on how much you’re willing to pay to obtain that thing, it’s also not that you value you that thing as equal to what you’re paying for it, you actually value it MORE than what you’re using to pay for it. Time Preference is the concept of how much someone delays gratification for greater gains, those with a high time preference for example would take $1,000,000 now instead of $100,000 a month for the rest of their lives where someone with low time preference would choose the opposite. During the midway point of the first season, the Outdoors Club brings Nadeshiko to an Outdoor Outfitter similar to an REI or the camping section of a Cabelas or Scheels. As Nadeshiko travels the store she comes across a lamp that resembles the old oil lamps of the 1800s, she has interest in the lamp however the price tag is set for ¥4999 or about $50 (though with inflation i could very well be wrong). With no job, Nadeshiko decides to find part-time work to be able to buy the lamp from the store. This is an example of Time Preference because Nadeshiko is willing to delay the gratification of purchasing an item that would be cheaper in an effort to acquire the lantern. This also pertains to The Subjective Theory of Value because though there are other things Nadeshiko could spend her money on, she values this lantern above them, including hours worked and money earned. There are more examples within Yuru Camp that can explain Austro-Economics but if I make this section any bigger it will require a paperback edition, but that’s for another time.

Counter-Economics and Agorism

Within the Liberty Movement there exists a sub-group of people who view the concept of democracy as the enactment of aggression and inconsistent with libertarian values, these are called Agorists, of which I consider myself a member. To save you a multi-page history lesson I’ll simply explain the basic concepts of Agorism and how it differentiates from traditional libertarianism. As mentioned before, Agorists don’t believe in democracy or political action to remove The State, instead, they believe in a concept known as Counter-Economics, Described by Samuel Konkin, the founder of Agorism, as all instances of human action outside the view and allowance of the state. This can include examples such as working under the table, buying products that are either illegal or normally regulated, or my favorite example, simply having a yard sale that did well and NOT declaring the income. This is my favorite example because almost everyone has done this exact thing, people are engaging in Counter-Economics and they don’t even know it. Within anime, you can see examples of Counter-Economics, though these are more far and few between as opposed to Austrian Economics which can be more broadly applied. For what I consider the most blatant example of Counter-Economics in anime, we’ll need to do a quick dive into a show called Sound of the Sky.

Sound of the Sky takes place in a small town within a country that is in the midst of an uneasy armistice. Though the war is over, Kanata Sorami joins the military because she wants to learn how to play the trumpet, and is stationed at the military base neighboring the town. Over the course of the series the viewer experiences both the highs and lows of a military life in a town where nothing is happening all the while characters pick up the pieces of their broken pasts. At the midpoint of the series, Kanata is visiting the town during a market day after she gets paid. To her surprise, she was paid on time and in cash, which according to her is different from how things are normally done where soldiers are paid in scrip and usually weeks late. Well, there’s a reason for this, her unit is actually running a distillery in the basement of the base, creating alcohol without licenses, permits, or anything of the sort (i know I’m just as appalled as you are.) over the course of the episode the rest of Kanata’s unit is busy dealing with the mafia from the capital trying to step in on their turf, so they give them a reason to stay away, non-violently of course. It’s revealed that the punishment for committing this “crime” is pretty steep, but the group took it upon themselves after the previous unit that originally produced the alcohol left. It’s actions like these that are representative of Counter-economics.

Private Societies and Security

Within the ideas posited by the Great Hans Herman Hoppe, he asserts that governance in a private society would not be every individual atomized to be their own citizen, but covenants of people would create a multitude of competing governances that would each have their own rules and structures. If one doesn’t find the terms of the community they’re in to be suitable for them, they can more easily transfer their citizenship to another covenant, and while on the surface this may appear to be overwhelmingly similar to what our current system is, there would exist contractual obligations of the Covenant owners to their customers, otherwise private arbitration will find them liable to damages and also the risk of losing customers to a higher quality covenant. One Thing That cities in our current system are supposed to provide is security, considering the state of the average urban area and the public opinion on the police as a whole, it goes to show that the security forces have failed to do their jobs, security would also be in competition with one another to provide the proper services at a competing price for the populous they’re serving. This however can include escort services for businesses that travel to make their money such as shipping. A great example of this comes from an oddball of a show called The Magnificent Kotobuki.

The story of The Magnificent Kotobuki (From here on out just Kotobuki for short) takes place in a dried up land with spots of communities dotting the world, the primary cast of the show is the Kotobuki Corps, private security contractors for a courier service, they provide security with their World War 2 era fighter planes escorting a large dirigible, over the course of the series the group engages in dogfights of a varying challenge to execute their contractual obligations. To put it simply, Kotobuki is set in a pure AnCap world, however, not everyone believes in respecting the private property rights of others as Sky Pirates are a regular problem (hence the need for dogfighting security firms). Each of the characters has their own personal motivations from as simple as the main character Kyrie wanting to fly, to the captain who runs an orphanage in her spare time. Throughout the series, the viewer is shown examples of how regulation enables the monopolization of force, how democracy is easily corruptible, and how communities and even individuals have differing values thus differing needs that need to be met. The Antagonist of the series Isao is a Maoist who creates statist policies that hinder both the heroes but allow a corrupt system to take effect. At the end of the series it cuts to each character detailing what they want to do with their lives and it’s portrayed as heroic, not selfish. Though the series is not without flaws, namely the fact that without the advent of inter-dimensional wormholes the world will not innovate on the technology it has, if you know what happens to technology when put on the free market, you know this is silly. However, I believe this show is a great representation of a private society, and if an AnCap is to watch only one anime, it would be this one.

And with that, I have provided three examples of how anime is a useful tool for both explaining and professing Liberty. Though there are many more examples I feel it’s safe to say this article has gotten to the point of being a small pamphlet and we can leave it here for now. So from that where do we go? Libertarianism amongst the Japanese is growing rather steadily, but over here in the states, we can also join in. Be it simply getting interested in anime and supporting works that reflect our values, if one is a graphic artist with skill in drawing manga I’m sure The Manga Guide to Anarcho-Capitalism would sell well if the characters were cute and we might educate a few people to boot. If one is more of a writer than a designer, there’s a middle point between Novel and Manga called Light Novels which features a few anime-styled illustrations within a small book, works like this from members of the Liberty Movement already exist like Scott Reavy Jr.’s Hex | End series who’s 2nd volume is being worked on. Maybe the young libertarian anime fan possibly reading this will go on to make something great too.

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Free Talk Live 2021-10-14

Free Talk Live - Fri, 2021-10-15 02:37 +0000
3D Printed Gun Creator Jstark Found Dead :: Man With Trump Trailer Loses at Fed Court :: Seattle May Fire 40% of Police Force :: Information and God :: Chicago Mayor vs Chicago Cops :: Virus Beneficial :: Hillary War Criminal :: Feds May End Cannabis Prohibition :: NH Rejects $27 Million Federal COVID Bribe :: Show: 2021-10-14 Ian, Joa, Matt
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Should We Refuse To Treat Patients Who Neglect Their Health?

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2021-10-14 16:27 +0000

Over the past few weeks, a large contingent of influential individuals including some doctors throughout the united states have made it clear that hospitals should no longer treat those who are sick because of their own bad decisions. What would be the result of such a policy? 

First, it’s important to understand which ailments are responsible for the most deaths each year. The top causes of death are heart disease, cancer, lung disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. 

As you might imagine, a huge amount of people who suffer from and die as a result of these diseases do so because of their own actions. In my ten years of treating patients in emergency medicine, I would guess that around 80% of them ended up in the back of my ambulance as a result of their own questionable lifestyle choices. I do not say this to condemn them – I respect their freedom of choice, and I will always treat every single patient to the best of my ability. In fact, I will likely die of heart disease or diabetes one day, and it will be largely a result of my own eating habits. Millions of Americans will meet a similar demise one day. 

Nearly every person who dies from heart disease has made many poor exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle choices. The same applies to cancer patients, COPD patients, and those who suffer from diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease. 

figures from CDC data

If any hospital denies treatment to patients who are unvaccinated, they must also refuse to treat those who smoke, are obese or have unhealthy eating habits. 

Anyone who rides a motorcycle understands that they are being extremely reckless. Yet, they are treated with great care like all other patients. The same goes for professional fighters, who literally sign up for a beating on a regular basis. 

I have written dozens of articles and an entire book proving that COVID is not nearly as dangerous or contagious as the elites have made it seem. Still, some would argue that those who refuse the vaccine are putting others at risk and therefore deserve to be punished. 

First, the vaccine literally does not prevent transmission, according to the CDC and other health officials. Second, smoking causes tons of cancer and lung disease from second-hand smoke, and many other habits do put others at risk. Travel to foreign countries puts people at much greater risk of catching and spreading Tuberculosis, for instance (you know, that little bacteria that kills over a million people each year). If these people were serious about combating preventable diseases from spreading, they would refuse medical care to anyone who has been in India within the past year. Never before in the history of humanity have we refused to treat people based on lifestyle decisions that were so benign. 

I cannot overstate the importance of exercise, though. In addition to a total ban on smoking and alcohol, mandatory exercise and BMI requirements would do more to save lives than abolishing COVID and Tuberculosis in the united states. It is settled: All persons in the united states must maintain a BMI of under 30, and unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, using drugs, or riding motorcycles are hereby banned! 

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Bought Not Stolen

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2021-10-14 09:55 +0000

So says the New York Post, but I'll stick with stolen.  Mark Zuckerberg spent $419 million to get Biden elected.

The 2020 election wasn’t stolen — it was likely bought by one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful men pouring his money through legal loopholes.

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Executive Council Rejects $27 Million Federal Corona-Fascism Grant

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2021-10-14 03:00 +0000

In a 4-1 party-line vote on Wednesday afternoon, the N.H. Executive Council voted to reject a $27 million federal bribe that would have funded vaccine propaganda in New Hampshire and expanded the state’s unconstitutional vaccine database. The funds also might have compelled the New Hampshire government to comply and assist the U.S. government with other coronafascist measures, including “quarantine and isolation” measures, according to the contract terms. 

Dictator Sununu has been strongly urging the Council to accept the federal funds for the past few weeks, and following the vote, the Dictator acted like a petulant child who had his personal piggy bank taken away.

“Not a single state we’re aware of has voted to reject these funds,” Sununu said. “Our response depends on this money.”

At the same time, patriots have risen up with unprecedented levels of resistance since discovering the federal contracts, efforts that successfully swayed the votes of councilors. It is Sununu’s very response that has stimulated this activism, because it is one-sided and focuses on the use of government coercion–whether behind the scenes or overt–and propaganda that aims to convince unvaccinated individuals to make a choice they have already decided against. Whether for or against the vaccine, most people recognize the need for medical freedom and privacy and are willing to stand up for the rights of their fellow man.

“The founders of New Hampshire created the Executive Council as a check on the governor’s authority, and today’s vote shows the wisdom of that system,” said Andrew J. Manuse, chairman of RebuildNH, one of the groups leading the anti-coronafascism effort. “By supporting continued government overreach into private medical affairs, the governor was hoping he could continue bullying New Hampshire citizens to cater to his will, just like he did during the State of Emergency last year, and it is about time to end his continual lust for power.”

At the meeting, nine pro-freedom activists (including one 70-year-old woman) were arrested by state troopers, exhibiting the willingness of Gov. Sununu to impose actual tyranny. According to video and eyewitness evidence, the activists were civil, peaceful, and non-violent, just like the hundreds of others in attendance. The arrests of the silent members of the crowd for no reason seem to be targeted moves by Dictator Sununu. Among those arrested were Marylyn Todd, the leader of the New Hampshire Voter Integrity Project, who has been a thorn in Sununu’s side for months. Terese Grinnell and Frank Staples, two of the leaders of the health freedom movement in New Hampshire were also arrested. They were all arrested for “disorderly conduct,” even though video evidence (starts right around 1:57:00) shows no such thing. A fundraiser has been launched to support their legal battle. 

“Today activists showed the world why peaceful and civil protests are the right strategy,” Manuse said. “The governor’s heavy-handed tactics only serve to demonstrate to a wider group of citizens that Sununu is the tyrant we’ve claimed all along.”

New Hampshire is the only state to reject the grant, which Florida and Texas have already accepted, according to FreeKeene.com.

Sununu has not handled the rejection of his desired grant very well, going as far as harshly condemning pro-freedom conservatives on the Council. In an official statement, the Republican Dictator said …today’s vote by members of my own party on the Executive Council was a total disservice to the constituents we serve…The vote showed a reckless disregard for the lives we are losing while they turn away the tools our state needs to fight and win this battle against COVID.”

Photo by ReOpen NH

His harsh words for members of his own party also included telling Councilor Joe Kenney that his concerns about the grant and corona-fascism were “based on fantasy”. 

Possibly even more disturbing is that Sununu told the Associated Press that New Hampshire is already implementing the policies that the grant would have paid for: “You reject these federal dollars, the federal government doesn’t put it in a savings account. … They’re going to send it to New York and California. The dollars are ours, for programs we already implemented…”

When asked whether he would stand up for individual rights and prevent businesses from mandating vaccine and/or vax passports, Sununu repeated what he has been saying in recent Facebook arguments: That he would never do anything to ever control any private business, and that doing so would be socialist, nay communist! In an angry tone, Sununu told a citizen “You want the government to tell private businesses who to hire and fire?! That isn’t even socialist! That is completely unamerican!” 

RebuildNH has released a statement thanking the Councilors for rejecting the anti-freedom grant from DC politicians. 

According to some reports, Sununu and the HHS commissioner will continue to try to get this grant and implement the policies within it, saying “we can usually find a way to get something done.”

Increasingly, Sununu seems to be losing the support of Republicans, conservatives, libertarians, and independents. Other than his close personal staff, few members of his party continue to support him. Many conservatives believe that Sununu is now using State Police officers as his personal enforcers against anyone who opposes him. Multiple Republican State Representatives have already expressed disappointment for Sununu declaring war on the NH GOP at large, some even referring to him as a Democrat in Republican clothing.

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Free Talk Live - 2021-10-13

Free Talk Live - Thu, 2021-10-14 02:03 +0000
NH Protest against corrupt incoming federal money :: New Hampshire Independence :: Robotic dog now has weapons :: Psychedelics increasingly legalized :: Shrooms and pot :: Footloose's arrest :: Psychedelics and death :: Some weird conspiracy :: Show: 2021-10-13 Aria, Bonnie, Nikki
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A TDS* Defense for Treason?

Libertarian Leanings - Wed, 2021-10-13 20:11 +0000

A liberal/progressive Annapolis couple has been charged with attempting to sell secret information about U.S. nuclear submarines to a foreign power.

The couple was busted by federal agents after delivering a memory card to a dead drop location in south-central Pennsylvania. They had allegedly proposed a payment of $100,000 in cryptocurrency in exchange for providing information to the foreign country, which has yet to be revealed.

The Times report described Ms. Toebbe as a "strong feminist and very liberal" academic who was "taken aback" by former president Donald Trump's election in 2016, and "mentioned several times that she was considering moving to Australia."

Toebbe's radicalization as a member of the anti-Trump #Resistance appears to have been a significant factor in compelling her to betray the United States. "She said she couldn't stand the current state of politics," one of her former students told the Times, which found no evidence that the couple was in financial distress, suggesting an alternative motive for their actions.

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*TDS — Trump Derangement Syndrome

Categories: Blogs, United States

A Solar Panel Shortage Because... What??

Libertarian Leanings - Wed, 2021-10-13 14:25 +0000
Categories: Blogs, United States

The Rigged Game

Libertarian Leanings - Wed, 2021-10-13 11:40 +0000

During the first decade of this century, the internet was a welcome, long awaited bypass around the corporate media news filter.  By the end of the next decade, internet tech giants had become the news filter.

From the New York Post, an excerpt from Mollie Hemingway's book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections:

Donald Trump’s 2016 victory was a shock to much of the country, but Silicon Valley took it especially hard. The progressive bastion of San Francisco had turned tech companies from libertarian idealists into liberal crusaders. The industry as a whole felt complicit in Donald Trump’s rise and was intent on doing everything in its power to suppress his voice and those of his supporters.

From the beginning, the tech overlords were plotting how to strike back.

In one meeting, Google founder Sergey Brin suggested that “Jigsaw,” a project Google had developed to combat Islamic terror propaganda, could be used to shape the opinions of Trump voters. By the time Trump was inaugurated, a former Google engineer had told Breitbart reporter Allum Bokhari that activists within the company had formed a working group to brainstorm ways to use Google’s resources to undermine the Trump administration.

Another Google engineer wanted to sabotage Trump’s phone, which ran on Google’s Android operating system, as well as ban the Gmail accounts of senior Trump administration officials. An employee in Google’s advertising department personally referred purchasers of Google ads to the Web site of Sleeping Giants, an activist group that encourages boycotts of conservative news outlets.

It wasn’t any better over at Facebook, where some employees literally took a week off to grieve.

Soon after the election, BuzzFeed was reporting, “Facebook employees have formed an unofficial task force to question the role their company played in promoting fake news in the lead-up to Donald Trump’s victory in the US election last week.”

The group was operating in open defiance of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who said the idea that Facebook had unfairly tilted the election in Trump’s favor was “crazy.”

By December 2016, Zuckerberg had caved. Facebook adopted a new policy of trying to combat the alleged “fake news” that troubled Facebook’s left-wing employees. The tech giant would start paying media outlets to “fact-check” news on the site. With media revenue steadily declining — in no small part because Facebook had radically disrupted the traditional journalistic business models — once reputable news organizations signed up to participate in the fact-checking program.

Media outlets that were supposed to be objectively covering Facebook were now on Facebook’s payroll, given the power to determine all the news that was fit to print.

Whether or not the tech companies wanted to admit it, much of Silicon Valley’s anger over Trump’s victory was about their inability to control American opinion.

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Categories: Blogs, United States

Free Talk Live - 2021-10-12

Free Talk Live - Wed, 2021-10-13 02:04 +0000
Why are people upset about Dave Chappelle? :: Update on NH secession :: Dave Chappelle isn't transphobic, did you listen to the special? :: No one but you has control over your emotions :: Upcoming supply shortages :: Containergeddon :: The shipping issues explained :: Stuck at sea for a year :: 10 Covid Tests in 7 days :: Shortage of tractor tires :: :: Show: 2021-10-12 Aria, Ian.
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FTL Digest 2021-10-11

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Op-Ed: To The Women Out There

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2021-10-12 22:44 +0000

This letter is to the women out there. I need to ask you something. Are you feeling it? That lump of anxiety in your chest suspended over a hollow feeling in your stomach. Something is happening and our children are in danger. 

I want you to know that I am writing this letter while purposely wearing my kitchen apron. It ties around my waist and, well, honestly, it reminds me of my mom. I grew up in the fifties and sixties.  We thought those were simpler times and perhaps they were but hidden in our society a small undetected lump of cancer was growing.  Today it has metastasized throughout America.

There is something out there. Something that for a time was just lurking around the neighborhood. We ignored it; we just pulled our children closer and believed it would go away.

But it has not. It has parked its evil presence on our doorstep. Many of us have parted the curtains and looked directly at it.  No longer are we able to send our children to school, send them out to play, tuck them in bed at night without sensing a predator.  We are on alert.

Those that have awakened to it have seen it, felt it, and know it is real. Panic rises in our soul as we reach out to other moms who are oblivious to the danger now embedded in our society. It is like screaming in a dream when you are not heard. If we cannot reach them, their absence of action will not only extinguish freedom for their children, but it will extinguish it for ours.

 I just want to be “mom” – baking banana bread, changing bed sheets, driving my teenagers to work. But there is a war in America, a different type of war, and a very different type of enemy. This enemy, without firing a shot, is stealing our liberties, our children, and their future.  We must stand together to fight this battle.  In this war, we are the soldiers.  It’s time to get involved, forget the sheep, wake up the other lions.

I have my apron on. It is my armor. It says I am a mom, do not mess with me. I will protect my children as fiercely as a lioness protects her cubs.  Our numbers are strong and each day they grow stronger. You will not win.

If what you just read hit a nerve and you feel our country being torn apart, then it is time for you to look evil in the eye. While we slept, Communism methodically spread its roots under American soil and is now attempting to strangle the life out of Her. Big media now decides what you will hear and censors everything else. News channels run on propaganda. School districts are owned by a government that pays billions to coerce them to follow government mandates and now view parents as domestic terrorists for speaking out to protect their children.  

Do you know how Marxism takes root in a society?  It pits one group of people against another. Critical Race Theory is being taught in our schools and businesses. It teaches that based on skin tone we are not equal. CRT is racism and it is meant to divide us. Why aren’t we focused on Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech?  Because it teaches unity. A pandemic has divided us further – mask, no mask, vaccine, no vaccine, mandates, no mandates, freedom of choice, no freedom. There are two viewpoints, but you need to leave MSM to hear them. If you shorten a chain one link at a time, it is not noticed. But eventually, the nation that was once, “of the people, by the people, and for the people” will find there are no links left and the only freedom they enjoy is the freedom the government decides they should have.  And that is full blown communism.

Here’s what you can do to protect your children:

Seek out other likeminded friends. Talk with them. 

Go with your gut; something is wrong, your children are in danger. 

Go to news sources you never thought you would go to. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

Seek out on social media like-minded groups.  Once you tap into one site, it will lead to others. 

VERIFY EVERYTHING you hear.  Those sources you thought you could trust, may not be safe.  And if they are not safe, your children are not safe.

 If you read a statistic, question it!

In the end, you decide what is best and fight for it.  That’s called freedom.

These are unusual times. You are NOT getting fair and balanced information. Anyone that thinks otherwise has their head in the sand and needs to be left alone.  They have already surrendered their freedom

We can use you in this fight.

Donna Chick

Center Ossipee, NH

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