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Sometimes you need to say “no” to Big Brother

Thursday-Friday links

  • The perfect Christmas gift: a gun for every employee.
  • Are you a freelancer or a remote worker? Could you use an extra $10,000? Then Tulsa, Oklahoma, wants YOU. And they’re willing to bribe you to move there.
  • Whatever your views on immigrants, legal or otherwise, Motel 6 betrayed all its customers by turning guest registries over to ICE sans warrant or subpoena. It’s good to see them having to pay through the nose. 4 Comments
  • Long weekend read: The masterless people

    The escaped slaves of the early Americas (“Maroons” or cimarrons) and their struggle to live free at all cost. Sometimes, according to this piece, their determination to live without masters led to alliances with pirates. I can’t say how gloriously accurate this book excerpt is, but it’s a good read on a subject that deserves more attention. The book itself is a new history of the Jamestown colony, published a few days ago. But this excerpt is more about the slaves and pirates of the Caribbean in the days of Spanish conquest and early English adventurism.

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    Autographed book update

    Seven autographed copies of Basics of Resistance are still available. If you ordered your copy before the middle of last week, it should either already be there or arrive in the next day or two. If you ordered after the 25th (DZ, DP, and JM), your books went in the mail this morning and should arrive by next Monday. Grab one of the remaining copies if you want a signed book or want to play Santa for someone who might. Most likely, these will be the last I’ll have to sell for reasons explained at the original announcement. Don’t forget…

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    Tuesday links

    I had two blogs I wanted to post today, but it’s been zip and zoom and zap since early morning. Commitments, appointments, distractions, demands. Then every time I think I have a moment to sit down, something interrupts. Now I’ve got half an hour before an appointment. Let’s see if I can sneak some links into that time, and come back later (cross fingers) for post two. Jeffrey A. Tucker on the epic battle to control our thoughts. Naturally, the CIA has an official Chief of Disguise. A former holder of that office made a short video about her craft.…

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    Score!

    I hit the last garage sale of the season and … … Score! $2 each for five-gallon gas cans. Pre-repaired, besides. Take that, stupid EPA! The linked article by Jeffrey Tucker makes me laugh: The whole trend [toward unvented gas cans] began in (wait for it) California. Regulations began in 2000, with the idea of preventing spillage. The notion spread and was picked up by the EPA, which is always looking for new and innovative ways to spread as much human misery as possible. Of course regulations have been circumvented by polite Freedom Outlaws ever since. And those who don’t…

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    Autographed copies of Basics of Resistance

    Just in time for Christmas (well, according to the displays in stores), I have 20 copies of Basics of Resistance to sell. These will be autographed personally to the buyer or the buyer’s intended recipients (by me; co-author Kit didn’t sign these copies). They’re $17.50 apiece postpaid, which is just hair above Amazon’s retail price for the book and shipping, depending on where they’ve mysteriously set the price on any given day. These are the only copies I’m ever likely to have to sell. Amazon gives amazingly good terms on author’s copies, but they make up for it by taking…

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    Basics of Resistance Kindle sale

    The Kindle version of Basics of Resistance is on sale. Right now. Three days only: Today — $0.99 Tomorrow — $1.99 Wednesday — $2.99 Late Wednesday night it returns to its regular price of $3.99. Enjoy. Share. Learn. Subvert. (And thank you all for your wonderful reviews!)

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