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Author: Claire

Fourth album from BipTunia

BipTunia — which bills itself both as “NoGov Music” and “music for the drive to Alpha-Centauri” — has released its fourth album. The album bears the intriguing title “Short Circuit at the Sheep Factory.” BipTunia is mostly Michael Werecat Dean of Sometimes with friends. Always with his cat Bippy, aka BipCat, aka BipTunia. Here’s a sample, with lyrics: “Statism Symptoms.”


That most revolutionary act

This was one of rockchucker’s many good submissions to the Practical Freedomista meme contest. I love it both because of its message (whose source is unknown, though people attribute it to Orwell) and because I admire Edward Snowden. Kit and I included Snowden as an example in Basics of Resistance, but only after strong urging from one of our reality checkers, followed by much verbal tippy-toeing around each other. Because Kit loathes Snowden as thoroughly as I admire him. I knew she’d dislike the meme, too, so I got her permission before posting it here. After all, it has the…


Our first review

Thank you, Mama Liberty. You really nailed the purpose of the book. UPDATE: First reviewS, actually. We also just got our first Amazon write-up — and it’s five stars! Thank you, Dave. The viewpoint of his review is quite different than ML’s, but he also not only writes a great review, but understands the book with wonderful clarity, just as she did. Thank you both.


Robespierre’s Law

When LarryA submitted this graphic to the meme contest (now ended at the Cabal, though intriguing memes are still coming in), I first assumed that Robespierre’s Law was already a thing. It’s certainly a truth known to freedomistas everywhere, though both “left” and “right” remain oblivious to it. But no. Robespierre’s Law may be a well-known yet eternally disregarded truth, but Larry seems to be the first to have named it and memed it. I hope he does more with this. —– About the infamous Maximilien Robespierre: His Wikipedia entry; Robespierre and the Terror. The funny thing is, even today…


You have been scraped

F*c*b**k announced today that the personal data of most of its two billion users has been scraped — that is harvested, stolen, collected, aggregated, collated, probably sold, used, and otherwise misused by outside parties. This scraping has been done by what they call “malicious actors” or “bad actors.” That is, identity thieves and their ilk. But the truth is that the real bad actor here is F*c*b**k. Their site was set up to enable this. They did nothing to prevent it and everything to make it possible. It was built in to the way FB did business. Then they tried…


What’s stopping you?

And don’t answer, “My job, my wife, my pathetic income … whatever.” Sure, there are legitimate factors “stopping” us all. (I am too old, for instance, to credibly proposition Tom Hiddleston.) But freedom is (among other things) the art of creating alternatives.* —– *Though not necessarily any good alternatives to Tom Hiddleston. (H/T Joel for the meme. Spread it around if you enjoy it.)


Book: Many thanks!

So much is happening so fast with Basics of Resistance (both versions). We owe big thanks: To Survivalblog and James Wesley, Rawles for putting us at the top of their recommendations list and giving the book an extra boost. To Western Rifle Shooters Association and Concerned American. I don’t always agree with CA, and the WRSA comment section should be marked “Here Be Dragons.” But CA has been a huge friend to the book, with his latest gift being another big boost yesterday. To Wendy McElroy who put us at the top of her News & Commentary page yesterday with…