DNS settings that will work to view .bit sites (and all other sites). You may have to flush DNS cache for it to work right away (CMD, ipconfig /flushdns):
Bitcoin Not Bombs
– PRESS RELEASE –
For immediate release: 12/9/13
Media Contact: Davi Barker
Davi@BitcoinNotBombs.com | 408.718.0148
or Drew Phillips
Drew@BitcoinNotBombs.com | 520.300.1412
#HoodieTheHomeless Lands in San Francisco
Bitcoin Not Bombs has completed our crowd-funding campaign to purchase 325 hoodies to be distributed to the homeless of San Francisco, CA on December 22, 2013.
(San Francisco, CA) – On September 10, 2013 Bitcoin Not Bombs launched a crowd-funding campaign to purchase 325 discontinued orange hoodies from Mass Appeal Inc. to be given to the homeless in time for Winter, and to do a little guerrilla marketing for Bitcoin in a downtrodden community that can benefit from this revolutionary technology.
This was entirely a Bitcoin project. The fundraising was done in Bitcoin, and the hoodies were purchased with Bitcoin, thanks to Mass Appeal Inc. Although we did not refuse war dollar donations, the $388 dollars donated was converted to bitcoin using CashIntoCoins.com.
We raised over 12 bitcoin using a Bitcoin Starter campaign that ran from September 10th to October 8th. Bitcoin Starter is a crowd-funding platform that was created to help individuals and entrepreneurs receive funding for their ideas and projects through the direct support of Bitcoin pledgers.
Using Cash Into Coins donors were able to deposit war dollars at many popular banks and credit unions have Bitcoin sent directly to this project. In addition, Cash Into Coins gave anyone who used the site to purchase their own bitcoin the option to contribute part of their transaction fee to Bitcoin Not Bombs which resulted in over 3.5 bitcoin.
Through the generous contribution of Global Grins we are able to distribute 500 toothbrushes to those in need. The Global Grins team is dedicated to providing toothbrushes to as many impoverished persons around the world as possible
Bitcoin Quick Start Guide
Using the Bitcoin Not Bombs propaganda fund we printed 2,500 brochures to help people get started using Bitcoin with particular emphasis on tools and services that are accessible to undocumented, homeless and unbanked people.
First Day of Distribution
On November 17, 2013 we joined Project FEED to assemble and distribute 300 brown bag lunches, and 150 Bitcoin Not Bombs hoodies. Every recipient of a hoodie, and many of the vendors at the local farmer’s market received our Bitcoin Quick Start Guide.
Enter Phase Two
When the Bitcoin Starter campaign ended we began taking pre-orders for Bitcoin Not Bombs t-shirts and hoodies. Each purchase was priced to cover the cost of a hoodie for someone in need. Using this strategy we sold 49 hoodies, and 16 t-shirts, funding an additional 65 hoodies for the project.
Over 500 Bitcoin retailers offered one day deals on Bitcoin Black Friday. We were listed on the site with other great charities such as AntiWar.com and Fr33Aid.com. We offered free international shipping on orders placed from Bitcoin Black Friday to Crypto Monday.
Next Distribution Day Scheduled
On December 22, 2013 we will again join Project FEED to distribute brown bag lunches, toothbrushes, Bitcoin Quick Start Guides and 182 Bitcoin Not Bombs hoodies funded in Phase Two of the campaign.
General Donations 4.71131765
Total raised 30.27846188 btc
Bitcoin Change Club: http://bitchangeclub.org/blog/bitcoin-not-bombs-hoodies-the-homeless/
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Special Thanks to our friends and supporters from Amagi Metals, BitMit, Mass Appeal Inc, Mad Bitcoins, Open Garden, Blockchain.info, Free Talk Live, Peace News Now, Porc Therapy, Lets Talk Bitcoin, Sean’s Outpost, The Liberty Beat, The Angel Clark Show, Roberts & Roberts and the dozens of volunteers and donors who made this campaign happen.
About Bitcoin: Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system. Whereas legacy payment systems rely on third-party intermediaries, Bitcoin transactions are secured through a distributed computing network, seamlessly enabling direct monetary transactions. The supply of Bitcoins is regulated by software and cannot be manipulated by any government, bank, organization or individual.
About Bitcoin Not Bombs: Bitcoin Not Bombs is a launching pad for NGOs and social entrepreneurs into Bitcoin economy, offering premium publicity campaigns designed to facilitate an organization’s adoption of Bitcoin, to fully capitalize on that decision in their fundraising efforts, and to connect them with commercial partners where they can spend Bitcoin. Bitcoin Not Bombs is committed to being the hub of the charity sector of the Bitcoin economy.
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If the LP keeps having speakers like Lousander G. Feen, Larken Rose, NeemaV, Michael W. Dean, Ben Stone and James Bovard, they’ll probably disband.
If the voting LP keeps having speakers who are non-voters, the LP members may all turn into AnCaps and stop wanting to vote, and then the LP will have no reason to be.
14-minute recording of setting up a mic for Skype calls and interviews. Recording of Michael W. Dean and Kevin McKernan setting up Kevin’s Yeti Mic for Kevin to sub for Neema this coming Sunday, Dec 8, 2013, with Ben Stone on the Freedom Feens radio show. This is a liberty teaching hospital!
Audio is HERE.
Not many people notice that everything Ben Stone and Michael Dean record is done very early in the day. That’s because they both tend to “sundown” and get a little less sharp as the day goes on. Since this is a teaching hospital, here’s a short recording of Ben and Michael late in the day. Please be gentle, they both love America and think we need to just get good “top men” in there to enforce the Constitution, and America will be great again.
Get MP3 HERE.
A lot of people who like the Freedom Feens ask me what gear they should buy for starting a podcast. We use a lot of advanced gear we’ve built up over the years. But if you don’t have five grand to spend, I’ll tell you what I would use if I were starting out now.
I’ve recommended various things over the years, but lately, the winner for those on a budget is the Blue Yeti microphone. This is a one-stop solution for starting to record decent sounding audio without the need for pre-amps, mixers, mic stands, etc.
Coming in at about 100 dollars retail (get it HERE on Amazon), the Blue Yeti looks cool, has a built-in pre-amp, built-in mic stand, and has control knobs for both input and output. You plug your headphones directly into it.
Stephanie Murphy and Derrick J are using one and they sound great.
I’d recommend you put a folded-up t-shirt under the stand, so you’ll not pick up the vibrations from touching the table.
These mics aren’t only good for podcasting, they’d also be great conference Skype calls or for people who do a lot of radio interviews. This mic over Skype will sound WAY better than a phone on radio. (Will someone please tell Ron Paul that before his next interview????)
The Yeti has several settings, you’ll want to use Cardioid mode for podcasting. You can monitor latency-free with the onboard pre-amp, signal processing and headphone jack.
I’d recommend using closed-headphones (i.e. not old “Walkman-style” headphones or iBuds that will leak echo into the unit). If you’re on a budget, get these $14 Sony headphones. But if you can spend $99 on headphones, these Sony ones are amazing, and I use them. I’ve owned two pair since 2006 and they’re great. They’re in almost every radio studio and recording studio I’ve ever visited.
Get some cheap foam windscreens. A foam windscreen will prevent “plovisves” (popping on B, D and P sounds) and sibilance (SSSSSSSS sounds on S and C sounds). Standard ones are too small, but these cheap ones (ten dollars for five windscreens) will stretch over top of the Yeti.
You’ll get better audio if you sound condition the room you record in. That can be done for free (Michael’s article “Quick-and-Dirty Three-Minute Sound Conditioning” is HERE) or cheap (Michael’s article “Permanent Sound Conditioning in Three Hours for $250″ is HERE).
For recording and editing software, I’d recommend Audacity, which is free, and available for PC, Mac and Linux. Get it here.
For hosting, I use HostGator. I’ve tried a lot of web hosts over the years, and love HostGator.
Below are examples of the Yeti. The part recorded with the Yeti starts at 34 seconds in to the video;
Every French grammar school student used to learn the story of the vase of Soissons, a beautiful object robbed from a church by the franks in war against the Gauls. The chief Clovis wanted to return it, by way of giving pleasure to a Christian woman who had won his fancy, but the soldier who had taken it (or had been awarded it in the division of the booty) refused. It was his by right and he broke it in front of Clovis to make his point. In effect, he told his chief, what’s yours is yours and what’s mine is mine. The next theme the troops were drawn up in array, Clovis stopped before the vase-breaker and asked him what was wrong with his sandal; and when the man bent down to look, Clovis shattered his skull with a battle-ax. In effect, what’s yours is yours, but you are mine.
The wealth and poverty of nations
David S. Landes
This article will contain extensive references to other peoples works and stories, enjoy.
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It’s finished! Worms! Mew! Rock ‘n’ roll! Books! Worms! Bookworms!
We gave it its own category, so you can now click here to bring up all the chapters:
by Michael Harrison, Talkers magazine:
The Joy of Hearing One’s Syndicated Show in One’s Home Market. In this era of remote broadcasting and crowded competition, it is not uncommon in talk radio for a syndicated talk show host to be without an affiliate in the market in which he or she actually lives. Such was the case with Michael W. Dean, the talented co-host of the nationally syndicated Genesis Communications Network (GCN)program “The Freedom Feens.” That was, until now — as the rapidly growing program has been cleared on KVOC in Dean’s hometown of Casper, Wyoming. KVOC is owned by Mt. Rushmore Broadcasting which O&Os 14 stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nevada. Dean is pictured, in this artsy photo, listening to a DB of “The Freedom Feens” on his car radio parked in the shadow of KVOC’s tower. Ah… the magic of it all!
The wedding went wonderfully, we honeymooned on Tahiti and after a couple of months things went back to normal. Well as normal as things could be in a world of continuous political and technological change. Relations with the Eutopian’s normalized, there was too much goodwill and money to be made to maintain a state of war.
With captan Grolik, considered to be the primary agitator for conflict dead and his plan in a shambles there were few on Eutopos who wanted to continue the fight. Especially when it came out that Grolik’s king killer torpedo was revealed to be so powerful it wouldn’t have leveled a building, it would have killed a city. Read More »
The transition in audio production from analog to digital over the past couple decades has been a boon for radio. No more splicing tape, and no more finding the right tape or piece of tape. And don’t get me started on those dreaded carts. I’m thankful they’ve been replaced by a click on the screen. Tape hiss is something I don’t miss either.However, in some ways, digital audio production is too clean. So after ditching tubes and tapes for transistors, integrated circuits and hard drives, some people have gone back to analog for one phase of the audio chain: the pre-amp.Tube pre-amps and compressors have sonic attributes that cannot yet be replicated with digital modeling. Tubes provide a warmth that comes from semi-random, subtle distortion on certain harmonics. That sounds like it would be a bad thing, but it’s actually a good thing.
Tube pre-amps used to be in every radio and music studio. Not so anymore. Tube pre-amps are one reason (of many) why Frank Sinatra and Black Sabbath both sound better than most music today. (Read MORE….)
So Neema’s wife Jessica is going to have their baby (whee!) in early December. Neema’s still going to do the live radio show on Saturdays, and probably most of the Wednesday shows, but he’s going to take off two months of Sundays to have some new-daddy time with Jessica and baby Lily June Vedadi-Romanowski.
It’s impossible to replace Neema, but we’ve lined up some stellar fill-ins. The schedule is below.
SUBSTITUTE SUNDAY CO-HOSTS FOR FREEDOM FEENS FOR DECEMBER, JANUARY and EARLY FEB:
DECEMBER 1st; Ed Lemieux and Ethan Erkiletian of The Ed And Ethan Podcast.
DECEMBER 15th; Scott Horton
DECEMBER 21st; Krist Novoselic
DECEMBER 22nd; Bill Buppert
DECEMBER 29th; Bill Buppert
JANUARY 5th; MikeMakesRight
JANUARY 19th; Nikki Darling
JANUARY 26th; Monica Perez (pre-taped, her radio show on WSB Atlanta is the same time on Sundays as the Feens)
FEBRUARY 2nd; Stephanie Murphy
Neema should be able to be back to full-time Feening after that.
Serious question, what are the things that you actively try not to think about? Not because such thoughts don’t interest you, or are too obscure, but because they scare you. If one has a completely voluntarist mindset these thoughts are likely of a highly aggressive and dangerous nature and are probably best not considered. And if Stefan Molyneux is listening he will probably strongly suggest therapy and psychoanalyze your shitty childhood.
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Cats Must Flow = a reference to the saying “Spice Must Flow” in the book/movie Dune. “Cats Must Flow”, when said by the Feens, has two meanings: 1. Cats don’t like closed doors. 2. Truly free trade is the only real trade. And most people (especially politicians) who say they like “free trade” really don’t. A government always wants to tax and regulate something, and you cannot have truly free trade with any taxes or regulation.
Read more at the Freedom Feens glossary.
Later on in the week I was on the telephone arguing with a supplier, he absolutely refused to supply chemicals we needed at a reasonable cost. It had been an unpleasant surprise to find out just how much of an outflow of cash we had. I was just about to tell this guy to take a flying leap when one of our engineers, a talented young engine builder name of Glenn Curtiss opened the door to my office and said in an urgent, clipped tone. “Something horrible has happened, come quickly.”
I hurried after him to one of our radio rooms, people were rushing in as an incoherent message filtered in. Read More »
Wyatt and I went slowly back to the ship, it was an incredibly depressing moment. Especially when he said that he wanted to stay behind on Venus. Then one of the New Zealanders stopped us and stated. “Wait, you can’t go yet, we haven’t briefed you on what we have done yet and you haven’t told us about what is going on on Earth, we heard something over the radio about a world war?”
I told them everything they had missed, and about the unfortunate circumstances leading to the recovery of Harding’s body. Needless to say they were a bit stunned by this, but they only had one question. “If many of your company are ex military why was the lead man on that mission a scientist?” Read More »
Hello, everyone, it’s Trevorus. I’ve been a fan of the Feens for about a year now, and I figured it’s about time I get involved in more than a tertiary way. I’ll be contributing to the blog here, and hopefully bringing some witty anarchist rants to entertain and enlighten. I’m a Midwestern native, born and bred a Republican in a less-urban part of a blue state. I went to public schools until high school where I was shifted around from a short stint in home school to a very small private religious school. I’ve always been over on the conservative side of things for most of my life, until about the past five years.
As MWD is wont to say, it doesn’t take long for someone to go from statist to minarchist, but that last step to full on anarchist is the hardest. It was no different with me. I identified with the Tea Party, listened to Rush, Hannity, Mark Levin, and the like. A changing point in my path to liberty was being turned on to Michael Savage. I still appreciate his style, though I think it would be better served in a podcast. He’s still very statist, but he called out the mainstream conservative talkers often.
I really love drum loops…because I really hate drummers. Well, I don’t hate all drummers, but most of them I’ve worked with have mental problems…drumming attracts people who want to hit things for a living.
Fortunately, there’s an app for that. Or at least a non-human solution. (Read more HERE on Creamy Radio Audio blog.)
By Michael W. Dean
Co-Host, The Freedom Feens radio show, on Genesis Communications Network
Article originally printed in Talkers magazine.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, is a non-profit that has taken to the courts to fight the good fight in the digital world since 1990. They’ve initiated legal challenges against the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping. They’ve filed a Petition for Inter Partes Review challenging a patent that a so-called “patent troll” has asserted against podcasters such as Adam Corolla. This patent troll has sent demands for cash to many podcasters and has sued NBC, CBS, Fox, and the HowStuffWorks podcast. The outcome of that case probably affects you, if you put up archives as a podcast, or ever plan to.
While reaction and progress had been fighting it out here in the US and Germany the French, English and a couple of other smaller European governments were expanding into the solar system. The reason why the large Eutopian delegation was here was to open up official trade with various European authorities but they decided to stop here in Maryland first because they knew they would get a warm welcome here. If it had been up to them they would have landed directly in London or Paris, but they knew what that might entail.
By now they had purchased ships from us for travel in an atmosphere. After they left I tracked down the executor of Harding’s estate. Read More »
Never underestimate the importance of first principles, integrity, honor, critical thinking and the nonaggression principle. Or for that matter the AGGRESSION principle.
Among those who subscribe to the aggression principle I believe they tell themselves 2 basic lies and one horrifying truth. The first lie is that all that they do is a necessary evil. The truth is that they are evil. But what I want to talk about here is the lie that one can do evil, to do good.
I have seen no better example of this philosophy than the Mask comic series. I had no idea that the lousy Jim Carey movie by the same name was based off a comic book until recently. I wouldn’t recommend the movie to anyone anywhere, but I do highly recommend the comic. Read More »
Download free ringtone HERE, it’s a 45-second loop of Michael’s new jingle “Look What Obama’s Done to You Today”, made for the new segment of the same name on the Feens radio show.
Michael W. Dean: guitar and vocal
DJ Dean: vocal
I arrived on the planet with Harding about six months after his departure. We landed on the planet with the Wellington and its crew although Pierce decided to stay on earth. The trip was more typical interplanetary boredom although having Boudicca along for the trip made things much more pleasant. Up until then we had been spending every waking moment either working or, well… On this trip I got a chance to really talk to her, get to know who she was. We were in the forward compartment, which gave us as much privacy as being in such a small space could provide. So I asked her to tell me absolutely everything about herself. Read More »
Article is here
By feen guest blogger David Smith
I recently took a trip to Germany with my wife and amongst other cities stayed a couple of days in Heidelberg. It’s got a charming altstadt, or “old city” where modern stores and conveniences have moved in but the décor has been preserved to maintain the look of a cute German city. The beer is great, the food fantastic, and the people friendly. Atop the hill lies the old castle, built to overlook the town with a rough rock path up a steep incline connecting the two.
Inside the castle walls are numerous buildings for various functions but everyone stops by the wine cellar. It’s massive and pretty and known for having one of the largest wine barrels in the world. There’s some dispute as to which barrel is the biggest in the world but the tour guide claimed this to be the biggest barrel ever used for wine storage. It’s best not to dispute local legends so I took it at face value.