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1  Videos / Other Videos / Re: More firearm freedom outside the US? on: October 20, 2014, 07:53:31 PM
Thanks, glad you found it useful.

2  Videos / Other Videos / More firearm freedom outside the US? on: October 19, 2014, 05:56:07 PM
An update on Paraguay:


Check out the video before that if you're looking for an overview of my Paraguay experience.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Galt's Gulch Chile gets burned on: September 04, 2014, 02:36:17 PM
Yeah, Jeff released a couple of articles about it after that.  I hope he can regain control and make something out of it.  Chile still has libertarian expat momentum with things like Exosphere, so we'll see how things develop over the next couple of years.
4  General Category / Bitcoin / Bitcoin Debit Cards on: August 21, 2014, 11:48:45 PM
Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has experience or more info on credit/debit cards working with bitcoin right now?  Are there any that have VISA/Mastercard/Discover logos that you can actually use online or at a store, or are they all limited to ATM withdrawls?
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: California on: August 15, 2014, 03:32:52 PM
There are some good things you could say about the constitution in theory, but in practice its all make believe anyway.  Unless you specifically want to become an activist for some reason, I don't see the point in trading one police state (UK) for another (US), particularly California.  Its a communist shithole politically, trust me.  You've mentioned the weather several times, so if you have the ability to move abroad I would suggest looking at Chile.  Its basically the California of South America, especially when it comes to climate and geography.    But you have a fraction of the taxes and a hell of a lot more freedom to boot.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: California on: August 12, 2014, 10:06:28 AM
Any particular reason you want to move to the US as opposed to another country?  Is it because you want to be an activist somewhere in the west?
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: StormCloudsGathering? on: August 01, 2014, 09:58:38 PM
What opinions do you guys have on Adam Kokesh and Stefan Molyneux? Kokesh is Ancap I think but I am unsure of Molyneux

Both are explicitly ancap.  Adam can be entertaining, although Molyneaux's content has far more substance in my opinion.
8  General Category / Lounge / Re: Anarchists in Video Games on: August 01, 2014, 09:51:26 PM
Yeah, I haven't played the game, but from what I've read the story-writers and designers intended that character and the game as a whole as something of a critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy.

Though I do seem to remember the society in the game having advertisements for competing police forces, which is interestingly more towards anarcho-capitalism than Ayn Rand's Objectivism. So, I guess they sort of drew different ideas from different libertarian groups they saw. But anyway, basically the game shows what the designers thought Ayn Rand's sort of society would look like. It's a dystopia story critiquing Objectivism or libertarianism.

I'll try and find an interview I read once with the main writer behind Bioshock's storyline.

That's exactly what I was going to say.  I had read the same thing about the writers.  Unfortunately, the only Ayn Rand related undertones are the equivalent of why don't you freedom lovers move to Somalia.

I enjoyed Bioshock Infinite too, but some of the leftist propaganda was really grating.  The secessionists are extreme racists, the cartoonishly greedy capitalist uses the fascist Pinkertons to enslave the workers, etc.
9  Videos / Other Videos / Re: Life in Santiago, Chile: The Weird and the Downsides on: July 07, 2014, 02:23:07 PM
So, you're moving to Paraguay now? Or just visiting?

I'm glad you've done the Chile series. It's solidified my position that Chile is not where I want to "escape" to.

Just visiting for now.  I'll be going back to Chile in October for a couple months, but after that I don't have a plan yet.  Hopefully I'll be making a decision on where to settle down by the end of the year.

By the way, I answered your visa question on my last video's thread.  Sorry that took so long.
10  Videos / Other Videos / Re: Update on live in Chile -- Paraguay coming soon on: July 06, 2014, 09:05:50 PM
It just dawned on me. What are you doing about the immigration thing? What are their rules like? Or is that why you're making this trip to Paraguay... to exit the country just long enough to stay legal when you go back in? Have you thought about just ignoring that crap and staying anyways? Is it as Jeff Berwick says, that other countries don't have ICE's hunting down illegal immigrants to try and boot them out?

In Chile and Paraguay, they have three month tourist visas.  As long as you go somewhere else and come back, you're good.  For example, if you want to stay in Chile a lot of people will just hop over the border into Argentina for the weekend and come back.  Its referred to as a 'visa run'.  There is also the issue of entry fees, which are separate.  Basically, the USA charges citizens from countries like Chile and Paraguay 160 USD to enter, so they treat USA tax cattle the same way on entry.  I think you only have to pay that once per year per country, and I think its going away entirely for Chile. 

I actually overstayed my visa in Chile because my application for temporary residency got declined, which I mention in my newest video.  I actually got a letter stating that I had 10 days to leave the country after I paid the fine.  I can come back no problem, but I take particular pride in having an official government document from south america that says I have 10 days to leave their tax farm.  It just seems like a bucket list accomplishment or something.
11  Videos / Other Videos / Life in Santiago, Chile: The Weird and the Downsides on: July 06, 2014, 08:55:25 PM
12  General Category / General Discussion / liberty.me or my own domain? on: June 21, 2014, 01:06:02 PM
So I would like get my own website up.

Creating my own website with my own domain would not be a problem, as I am a web developer by trade at the moment. But since liberty.me just launched recently, I'm wondering if I should take advantage of that ecosystem for publishing my content.

On the plus side, I wouldn't have to put a single thought into design, which would would be nice.

I'm somewhat concerned about joining the site ever since Jeffery Tucker threw his considerable clout into the wrong side of the ridiculous 'thick/thin' 'brutalist/humanitarian' debate. That being said, I probably shouldn't be too concerned with all of his personal beliefs when evaluating the platform.

The subscription rate is about the same as what I would pay for hosting my own site anyway, but at the same time I would be getting a subdomain on a blogging platform, which is free elsewhere. Is having .liberty after your subdomain worth paying for?

Another concern for me is the fact that all interaction seems to be behind a pay wall. Why aren't the social networking aspects of the site free? Why would I want to pay for the privilege of signing up for another libertarian echo chamber? I suppose its nice to be in a community with other content creators, but it just seems like the site is shooting itself in the foot by not opening itself up as a social media platform for the public.

Along the same lines, Tucker mentioned that the publishing site you get is a full Wordpress install, but I have yet to see any liberty.me sites with comments enabled for the public. Other content creators can comment, but no Disqus? No Facebook comments? Nothing? I suppose you could get your public comments by posting your content to Facebook or something like that, but it seems like a serious limitation to omit that completely for people wanting their own publishing site.

Anyway, those are some of my concerns. I do think it would be cool to be a part of liberty.me, but I'm having a tough time committing to it given the unnecessary limitations as I see them. What is you opinion of liberty.me? Anyone using it at the moment?
13  Videos / Other Videos / Re: Update on live in Chile -- Paraguay coming soon on: June 20, 2014, 08:43:38 PM
For some reason for the last several weeks there have been a lot of youtube videos I can't watch. Despite not having flash installed I've been able to watch youtubes for a long time, but recently something changed. Either youtube did something or my settings got changed or something, but I cannot watch this video. I can still watch a lot of videos, but there are a lot of newer videos I cannot watch.

Hmmm.  Have you tried more that one browser, like chromium and firefox, or do you only stick to one?
14  Videos / Other Videos / Update on live in Chile -- Paraguay coming soon on: June 19, 2014, 04:51:23 PM
15  Videos / Other Videos / Re: National Education Failure on: May 29, 2014, 03:06:48 AM
Peter Schiff posted the video weeks ago, but it got taken down when the person he mirrored flagged it for a copyright violation or something like that.  A bogus claim, but enough to remove the video.  The other kid only had a few thousand views, and Schiff's was getting tens of thousands or more.  But yeah,  bizarro world for sure.
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