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Month: September 2010

Blog Roll Call for the week of 9/13/10

So like I’ve been saying I still haven’t had any time to do blogs, at best what I’ll be able to do like I said before is post some of my papers on Facebook and a blog every now and then on Free Dissent and during a lax period maybe a submission to C4SS. Outside of that, me doing any sort of paper on this site once per month is probably not happening but I’d still like to do one big paper per month instead of four blogs to make up for a lack of blogs so if I can that’s what I’ll do. Anyways here’s the links for this week I found worth sharing.

Anarchoblogs

FSK seems to be one of my main men when it comes to blog on this site. This one is on the ridiculousness of copyright and how it killed Superman.

An excerpt:

“Another issue is “Who owns the rights to the Superman cartoons/movies that were already made?” How does the revenue from that get split? The recent Superman movie was started after the “reclaim copyright” lawsuit was filed.

Intellectual property law leads to stupid lawsuits like this one. Even if you believe in “intellectual property”, copyright was supposed to be “for a limited time”. The correct answer is that “intellectual property” is not property.

Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Alice in Wonderland, and Charles Dickens are all public domain. Anybody can make a story based on them. Everything from the 20th century is locked up by copyright and owned/controlled by a corporation. That is silly.”

More from FSK, Homeland Security works for Disney. And finally he shares how the current police state is funded through big business interests here.

This is a particularly good section of it:

“In Nazi Germany, you were encouraged to rat out your neighbors if they were protecting Jews. In the Soviet Union, you were encouraged to rat out your neighbors if they are hiding food or goods. In the USA, you are encouraged to rat out your neighbor is he is operating a business without a permit. You are encouraged to rat out your neighbor if he is engaging in forbidden economic activity or has forbidden plants/guns.

On the NYC subway, I saw a sign “$1000 reward if you report someone with an unlicensed gun!” My reaction to that sign is “Would anyone really sell out their gun-owning friend/relative for only $1000?” $1000 was insultingly low. Do the State police have credibility, regarding paying the reward? Can someone abuse the process by filing a false tip?

Suppose you file an Anonymous complaint “FSK is growing marijuana in his basement.” (I’m not.) State thugs conduct a no-knock raid of my home. I ask the State thugs “WTF? Why did you raid my home?” They will reply “We got an Anonymous tip?” I ask “Who?” They will say “Sorry, FSK. Anonymous tips are confidential.” This encourages fraud. Someone could file a false complaint. Some undercover cop could file the false complaint, just so they could raid my home. Many things are illegal that aren’t real crimes, further encouraging abuse.

Suppose I operate a restaurant out of my home. Someone with a State restaurant license has an economic incentive to file a complaint against me. I don’t even get to find out who filed the complaint! The State police are a private army, protecting State-licensed businesses from competition.

There are undercover cops who troll the Internet, looking for people operating a business without a State permit. These undercover cops are really economic secret police. For that reason, agorists should not use Craigslist or eBay. “Write agoristbay” is on my todo list.”

Want to throw some wrenches in the tax system? Mr. Gross has some good insight on how to do that from others.

Don’t be fooled by political rhetoric, the Iraq war is hardly over

Francois Tremblay askes the question: Who’s really the sociopath?

Arm Your Mind for Liberty

George Donnelly has some sound advice for anyone doing some liberty activism.

Austro-Athenian Empire

How does inequality shape our lives? Dr. Long explains how here.

Free Association

Sheldon does a beautiful refutation of a reporter who thinks he knows what Obama thinks.

That’s it for this week and I’d like to also say that anarchoblogs has decided to post my posts on their website so it’s a cross pollination of sorts…or something…yeah. Anyways I hope to get to that paper sometime soon and I’ll do four Blog Roll Calls as a means of typing my readers over combined with the rare posts on Free Dissents and every other day note posting on Facebook.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Blog Roll Call for the week of 9/6/10

I probably won’t be able to do blogs for a long while, at least I can post notes on my FB and the rare post on Free Dissent but between practicing bass, friends, college, and various other things I’ll just have little to no time to make long blogs. And even assuming I could do one or two there’d be no telling how many more I could actually do and actually do it in order, etc. Therefore I may relegate this site to just Blog Roll Calls till December for winter break. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for readers of mine but it’s just what I might have to do.

Anarchoblogs

What does an insurgency mean and how will it work? DB0 talks a little about it here.

Little Alex talks about prohibition lite in some states of the US and the debate over what to do it.

FSK says: Dealings with the state are a sentence to death if refused.

An excerpt,

“You refuse to pay the parking ticket, and the State thugs have a judgement against you. The State police have a piece of paper that says they may steal your car. The police see you driving, order you to stop, and attempt to steal you car. Suppose you say “WTF? That’s my car!” You have a gun and try to defend your property. The police will shoot and kill you.”

FSK also talks about the meaningless 9th and 10th amendments here. Lastly, FSK talks about how Rad Geek (AKA Charles Johnson) might be in a bit of trouble.

Don’t trust the police or the system to do what it says it’s going to do.

Finally Francois on an interesting post of why no centralization is good, political or otherwise here.

Free Association

Sheldon Richman has some lessons to learn from 9/11 here And asks what does never forget mean exactly?

Free Dissent

While I have not been posting in a while on here (which I hope to rectify if I get some free time) Scott Ferrie has had a bunch of good posts including one on the uncivilized reaction against state action and The French Revolution.

nostate.com

Seems like Mike Golguski has something to say about the so called “lack of transparency in WikiLeaks organization.

The Emptiness

Mike has something cool in mind, a series about state-socialism, you can check out the introduction here and the first part is on that page.

That’s it for this week, I’m glad I could squeeze this into my schedule and show people I still care about the site I just don’t have the time to show that more than this right now.

Blog Roll Call for the week of 8/30/10

I know I haven’t been updating much and I’ll try to solve that next week if I can but at the moment I’m still settling in college and trying to sort things out and get through orientation. That being said, hopefully this Blog Roll Call is something I can continue to do at the least and I’ll also be posting semi-daily old blogs from my Myspace on my Facebook. So hopefully those two things and the occasional update on Free Dissent will keep people who like my work satisfied.

Anarchoblogs

FSK reveals some more double standards that the state lays down to protect it’s own. And talks about some of the flaws of the current health care system, specifically the doctors.

Jock talks about how Marxism really doesn’t fall within the lines of anarchism here.

An excerpt:

“Marxism is unashamedly revolutionary, and violently revolutionary at that. The oppressed proletariat must overthrow the “present day state” of the “capitalist/imperialist” oppressors and establish an alternative form of a state, albeit “temporary”, during the reign of which they become the oppressors of the previous oppressive class. During this time they expropriate the private property of the “capitalists” and turn it over to collective ownership.

If one type of state is bad, all types of state are bad; or at least that’s how it seems to me, and one so overtly founded on violent revolution is supremely bad, whatever the evils from which it is attempting to escape, and however small the minority it wishes to eradicate.”

Little Alex shares an article that sheds some light on how the media has been lying about the end of the Iraq war, color me surprised.

Charles Davis on the Siren Call of Politics and what it means and what to do.

A really sad thing is when kids get discriminated against just because they’re not as hyper about the world as their fellow kids may be, this is an example of such a thing.

Arm Your Mind for Liberty

What exactly is George Donnelly? Click here to find out.

Austro-Athenian Empire

Mr. Long has a great post about the novelization of Star Wars Episode 3 here and definitions of vulgar libertarians here.

Free Dissent*

Todd Andrew Barnett has a new post up here about the evasion on gay marriage by libertarians.

Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalist

Carson has another blog post, this time about sweat shops.

And that’s it for this week, hopefully I can get into the swing of things and then post two blogs next week and the Blog Roll Call, here’s to hoping.

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