MICHAEL W. DEAN (blogging as MWD, and also the main cat herder for this whole big multi-user blog project).
Michael W. Dean was a handful at a very young age. He tested extremely high on aptitude tests, but was asked to leave his public school due to his very vocal hatred of authority figures. (Examples here, here, here, here and here.) He was later kicked out of the private all-boys Church Farm School for calling the headmaster a “fat, bald, overtly Christian old fart.” Michael flunked out of college because he skipped too many classes “so I could go to the library and actually learn something.” Michael now makes films, podcasts and writes book. Longer bio here.
NEEMA VEDADI (blogging as NeemaV)
Neema Vedadi is a former television journalist and independent media producer. He won the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters award for Best News Piece in 2010 and now lives and works in Texas. He quit working for the mainstream media “to pursue honest work” because he was “sick of being a mouthpiece for the horizontal enforcement of The Man.” He now podcasts and does other cool things. Longer bio here.
Lover of liberty, guns, cats, and the great outdoors. When not fighting tyranny, he works as a vocational rehabilitation specialist in Michigan.
Nikki is peaceful voluntaryist, dog lover, amateur hack comedian and professional photojournalist. She has lived in the ‘belly of the beast’ for most of her life and has a keen propensity for saying ‘no’ to silly demands, questioning everything and is on a constant quest for knowledge. Her near-future plans involve leaving the big city, having a homestead, some home-schooled munchkins and trying to live as free as possible.
Diana Marsh (blogging as AngelaTheHunter)
Diana Marsh comes to us as co-founder of the Sons of Liberty State Chapters, and 1/3 of the Blog Talk Radio show team, Brushfires of the Mind, along with Chandler St Pierre and CJ Williamson. She states that her greatest desire is “to help build a future where our children can live free again, and to equip them with the tools to remain so, for generations to come.” In her “spare time” she writes for a handful of online metal magazines, including Witch Wolf, and Metal Temple. She has also taken on the new role of “kitty-mom”, to Rebel and Thriver, her newly adopted kittens.
Chandler St Pierre (blogging as Chandler)
Chandler is a gun-loving freedom advocate who lives in Maine. When he’s not railing against The State, he works as a DSP helping individuals with developmental disabilities. Chandler does a weekly podcast called Brush Fires Of The Mind on Blog Talk Radio with his partners in crime CJ and Diana.
Frank Vedadi (blogging as Naveed)
Frank Naveed Vedadi is the younger brother of Neema Vedadi. Frank fights red-state bigotry and other tyranny in Houston. He enjoys hip-hop, chillin’, guns, sports, debating statists, fishing, and his hot Russian mail-order bride.
Hesperus is a pseudonym referencing the poem Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem wreck of the Hesperus. Oddly this Hesperus is not very interested in poetry. He is a professional job seeker and firearms and aviation enthusiast currently living in the desolate lands of northern Nevada with a near encyclopedic but almost useless knowledge of stuff people are not supposed to know about. Interests: Comparative religion, Governmental structures, Aviation. Historical study, Combined sciences, Firearms, Movie critique, Financial scandals, Science, Engineering.
Kyle Bennett is a computer programmer in the financial sector. Originally from Chicago, he just packed up on a whim and moved to New Mexico one day a dozen years ago, and finally landed in Tucson, Arizona. He hoards books in order to preserve something for “the other side” in the spirit of St. Leibowitz, and tries to read as many of them as possible. His favorites are history and sci-fi, which might help explain the delusional belief that he can build a new civilization from scratch, in the shell of the old, with his own bare hands if necessary.
Frank Gannon is a freelance copywriter and aspiring vagabond. Born to a Republican mother and a Democrat father, just outside the District of Criminals, he had quite the statist upbringing, but was luckily introduced to the ideas of voluntaryism and Austrian economics in 2008. Frank hopes to play a growing role in support of liberty, and plans to continue his hunt for personal freedom as he explores North America (maybe the world) in his VW campervan.
Dalton Adair (blogging as Wrong-Opinion) has gone on a fantastic philosophical journey in his life. Born and raised into the Jehovah’s Witnesses cult, he was kicked out of the house at age 18 for expressing serious doubt in the religion and the existence of a God. Since that rocky start to adulthood, he has wrangled together a simple but comfortable life. Dalton became interested in politics and philosophy after a rash of legislation swept various states in the country attempting to censor video games, a passion of his. He also enjoys firearms marksmanship, building high-performance computers, arguing with Statists on the internet, and bacon. His girlfriend’s cat, Isis, looks a lot like a tiny version of Michael Dean’s cat, Charlie.
Jamin is just your friendly neighborhood autodidact INTP. He goes all OCD on liberty and self-reliance. He’s into bio-intensive gardening, permaculture, forest gardening, aquaculture, aquaponics, vermiculture (WORMS!!!), beekeeping, poultry keeping, rabbit keeping, peaceful parenting, unschooling, personal protection, fitness, Linux, guns, reloading, gun smithing, carpentry, metal working, auto mechanics and music (metal, industrial, electronic, progressive rock). Jamin does his best to live up to the Robert A. Heinlein quote:
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
Sean DuVally (blogging as SDuvally) is an atheist that sometimes wishes that there were a god, a Browncoat, a failed podcaster, and an electrician who still hasn’t figured out what he wants to be when he grows up. He has lived in Massachusetts almost all of his life, but despite that, has learned about the Philosophy of Liberty. He believes that Liberty and the Non-Aggression Principle are essential to living a peaceful and satisfying life, and that, day by day, learning to be a better person is what is really important.