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Brians Williams Interviews Ed Snowden

Thursday, May 29th, 2014   Submitted by Seth King

Ed Snowden does an even greater job at damning computing devices in this interview than he ever has in preivous interviews. He specifically mentions how easy it is for state spy agencies to read everything we type, take pictures and video at will, and also audio record even when we’re not using our devices.

Now he doesn’t specifically delve into the free vs. non-free software issue, frankly because there are so few people that run 100% free software. He simply says they can do these things against all of us. The lesson to be learned from all of this is that if you are running any non-free software on your computing device, it is not really your computing device.

Because of these revelations, and others, I have long since given up my smartphone and run only 100% free software on my computer. Recently, also, the company I work for sent all of its remote employees new Chromebooks to do all of our work from. The day I received mine in the mail I completely disassembled it and removed the built in webcam and microphone. I do nothing other than work from the Chromebook. I know that everything I type and every movement of the mouse is non-private. But at least I have no fear of being audio/video recorded while in the comfort of my own home, be it from the government or Google or my own employer.

Enjoy this interview and please rethink what sort of Orwellian intrusions you’ve allowed into your life, likely for no reason other than the sake of convenience.

The Bitcoin Smear Campaign

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014   Submitted by Seth King

Bitcoin-smearBitcoin’s biggest hurdle is not technological or legal; it’s social. I’ve been very bullish on Bitcoin’s future for over two years. In that time it’s had many ups and downs and many hiccups. None of them have ever fazed me in the slightest or made me afraid. That is until now. Over the last few weeks there has been a relentless smear campaign by the mainstream media that threatens to relegate Bitcoin to the dustbin of history. It matters not that Bitcoin is a superior technology with endless potential. As capitalists we know that value is subjective. And if the vast majority of people hate Bitcoin we’ll spend the rest of our lives living under fiat tyranny. Let me explain.

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Questions About Ukraine

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014   Submitted by Seth King

ukraineI recently asked Daily Anarchist author Roman Skaskiw several questions concerning Ukraine. I had hoped he would write an article on the subject, but instead he proposed me simply publishing the question/answer format. Enjoy!

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Civil Unrest in Ukraine

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014   Submitted by Roman Skaskiw

UKRAINE2Wars and revolutions, regardless of their soundness, gain legitimacy when sprinkled with the blood of good people, a baptism of sorts. Think back to 2003 when the war makers celebrated the first American casualties in Iraq. Their youthful, smiling images appeared everywhere. What tragedy! How dare the enemy do this? In the name of fallen, we shall proceed ever more boldly!

As wars drag on, the dead and suffering put increasing pressure on the war makers to justify the cause. So, instead of being paraded as sanctifying relics, military remains are quietly dumped into landfills. But the soldiers’ role in propaganda is an issue I’ve covered before. Let’s talk about Ukraine, where I live.

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Kill The Poor!

Thursday, January 16th, 2014   Submitted by Gyorgy Furiosa

Daad

“The sun beams down on a brand new day
No more welfare tax to pay
Unsightly slums gone up in flashing light
Jobless millions whisked away
At last we have more room to play
All systems go to kill the poor tonight …”

- Kill the Poor, Dead Kennedys

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‘Closed Circuit’ Review: The Evil Police State

Monday, January 13th, 2014   Submitted by Doug French

ClosedCircuitThe New York Times has called for President Obama to grant some sort of clemency to Edward Snowden, the 30 year old computer programmer who made 2013 the year of the NSA leak. If not for Snowden it would only be those of us who see the stars and stripes as shackles and chains who believe the government is constantly up to no good at our collective expense.  

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Overstock.com Accepts Bitcoin As of Today

Thursday, January 9th, 2014   Submitted by Seth King

overstockNo need waiting until June. Overstock didn’t want the competition to get the jump on them. If you’re in the U.S. you now have a ton of new consumer items to purchase with Bitcoin, thanks to Overstock.com.

http://www.wired.com/business/2014/01/overstock-bitcoin-live/

Debunking the Myth of the Hero Cop

Sunday, November 24th, 2013   Submitted by Darryl W Perry

HeroCopIn a recent article at The Independent Political Report, James Gray perpetuates the fairy-tale of the police as heroes to be looked up to. He writes, “One of the most noble public servant positions in our society is a police officer. These men and women often have difficult jobs, and frequently do not get the credit and appreciation they deserve.” If police were these heroes, then stories of botched drug raids would not be a standard news story. People would be outraged every time they heard about an officer killing a family pet, or an innocent human being, because it would be so unusual. Instead, these stories are routine, because the image of police as heroic public servants is a myth.

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’2 Guns’: Good, Not-So-Clean Anti-Government Fun

Sunday, August 18th, 2013   Submitted by Doug French

2GunsDenzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg provide the star power and Paula Patton the curves to keep the attention of any red-blooded anarchy-loving summer action movie fan seeing ‘2 Guns.’  Don’t expect to gain any profound message from the summer shoot ‘em up movie. For that, read Murray Rothbard (who, by the way, in my educated guesstimation, would have loved this film).

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Substitutionary Justice In A Free Society

Saturday, August 10th, 2013   Submitted by Darryl W Perry

BradHow would justice work in a free society? I imagine there would be more justice than there is now, it would be difficult to have less. Most advocates of a truly free society agree that anyone found guilty of violating the rights of another individual should be required to pay restitution in order to make the victim whole.

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