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James Bovard

Libertarian Author

Webpage: JimBovard.Com

James Bovard is the author of ten books, including Public Policy Hooligan (2012), Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), The Bush Betrayal (2004), and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994). He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, New Republic, Reader’s Digest, and many other publications. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean. He is a contributing editor for American Conservative magazine and The Freeman and a regular contributor to the Future of Freedom magazine.

The Wall Street Journal called Bovard “the roving inspector general of the modern state,” the New York Times tagged him “an anti-czar Czar,” and Washington Post columnist George Will called him a “one-man truth squad.” His 1994 book Lost Rights received the Free Press Association’s Mencken Award as Book of the Year. His Terrorism and Tyranny won the Lysander Spooner Award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003. He received the Thomas Szasz Award for Civil Liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, and the Freedom Fund Award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association.

His writings have been publicly denounced by the chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Postmaster General, and the chiefs of the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as by the Sierra Club, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Washington Post.


Will FISA secrecy doom democracy?

Written by Date: 02-06-2018 Subject: FISA

“Democracy Dies in the Darkness” is the proud motto of the Washington Post. But, considering the past week’s frenzy, the new motto for much of the media and many Democrats is, “Disclosure is the Death of Democracy.” Unfortunately, the uproar around the release of the Nunes memo totally missed the deadly political peril posed by pervasive federal secrecy.

Shortly before the memo became public, President Trump tweeted that “the top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process.” But any “sacred investigative process” exists only in the imaginations of pro-government pundits and high school civics textbooks. The FBI and Justice Department have a century-long history of skewering targets to gratify their political masters, while the FISA court routinely heaves buckets of judicial hogwash to countenance the wholesale destruction of Americans’ constitutional rights.

Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa, writing in the New York Times, labeled the Nunes memo a “shame” and urged Americans to presume that “most government servants are ultimately acting in good faith and within the constraints of the law.” But blindly relying on positive thinking is a recipe for political servitude. The FISA court has been a fount of outrages because it is an American Star Chamber: the court meets in secret, only hears the government’s side,and approves 99 percent+ of all the search warrants requested.

Much of the backlash against the memo’s release portrayed the FBI as a FISA Vestal Virgin. The FBI issued with a grim statement: “We are committed to working with the appropriate oversight entities to ensure the continuing integrity of the FISA process.” Former FBI chief James Comey tweeted that the Nunes memo “wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court.”

But for more than a decade, the FISA court has repeatedly complained about deceptive FBI agents seeking turbo-charged secret FISA warrants. In 2002, the court revealed that FBI agents had false or misleading claims in 75cases. In 2005, FISA chief judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly proposed requiring FBI agents to swear to the accuracy of the information they presented; that never happened because it could have “slowed such investigations drastically,” the Washington Post reported. So FBI agents continued to have a license to exploit FISA secrecy to lie to the judges.

Last year, a FISA court decision included a 10-page litany of FBI violations, which “ranged from illegally sharing raw intelligence with unauthorized third parties to accessing intercepted attorney-client privileged communications without proper oversight.” How many times did FBI agents make false claims to FISA judges while Comey was boss? It’s a secret. The FISA court also complained that the National Security Agency was guilty of “an institutional lack of candor” connected to “a very serious Fourth Amendment issue” — i.e, ravaging Americans’ constitutional right to privacy.

Syracuse University law school professor William Banks asserted, “I can’t recall any instance in 40 years when there’s been a partisan leaning of a FISA court judge when their opinions have been released.”  But this is only because, inside the Beltway, being pro-Leviathan is pragmatic, not partisan. The FISA court has repeatedly presumed that if the feds violate everyone’s privacy, they violate no one’s privacy -— so there is no constitutional problem.

In 2006, the FISA court signed off on effectively treating all Americans as terrorist suspects. The court swallowed the Bush administration’s lawyers’ bizarre interpretation of the Patriot Act, claiming that the telephone records of all Americans were “relevant” to a terrorist investigation.

In 2009, the FISA court upheld surveillance based on a 2007 law that effectively decreed that any American who exchanged emails or phone calls with foreigners forfeited their right to privacy.  A FISA Appeals Court decision dismissed concerns because the government had “instituted several layers of serviceable safeguards to protect individuals against unwarranted harms” — so anyone whose privacy was zapped had no right to complain.

The FISA court is only the tip of the iceberg of the omnipresent secrecy now shrouding government action. The federal government made almost 80 million decisions to classify documents in 2014. James Madison, the father of the Constitution, declared in 1798 that “the right of freely examining public characters and measures … has ever been justly deemed, the only effectual guardian of every other right.” But Americans have less of that right with each passing decade.

The more secretive government becomes, the less trust it deserves. Secrecy empowers politicians to manipulate public opinion with self-serving disclosures. The same 2002 federal appeals court which provided the Washington Post’s motto also warned: “When government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people. Selective information is misinformation.” This is what Democrats assert that Republicans did with the Nunes memo — and this is what Judicial Watch claims a federal judge is doing by refusing to release James Comey’s memos on his conversations with President Trump (even though Comey already leaked some of them to the press).

Excessive secrecy could have swung three of the last four presidential elections. The New York Times learned of the Bush administration’s massive illegal wiretapping program prior to the 2004 election but refrained from disclosing it until late 2005; John Kerry might have won in 2004 if voters had known of Bush’s constitutional demolition. If Edward Snowden had released his bombshells about Orwellian illegal spying and data seizures by the Obama administration in October 2012 (instead of 2013), Mitt Romney might have won that November. The 2016 election could have been swung in Hillary Clinton‘s favor thanks to the State Department’s illegal refusal to release her emails; State Dept. bureaucrats claimed they would need 75 years to fulfill a request for Clinton’s aides emails.

There is no such thing as retroactive self-government. Both parties must partner to drain the secrecy swamp, especially regarding information on allegations about the Trump 2016 campaign. If the Democrats are savvy, they will do everything possible to assure that excessive secrecy does not swing the 2020 election in Trump’s favor.

James Bovard is a USA Today columnist and the author of 10 books, including “Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty” (St. Martin’s Press, 1994).




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Bob Wire vs Barbed Wire

Chester Drawers vs Chest of Drawers



From Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia – http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bobwire


Early design sketch of bobwire, as drawn by its inventor Bob “Two-thumbs” McGinty (LEFT PIC)

Bobwire (often mispronounced barbed wire) is a special type of fencing material designed to subtly discourage trespassers by gouging out chunks of their flesh.



Bobwire was invented in 1835 by Georgia inventor Bob “Two-thumbs” McGinty, in order to stop elves from getting into his garden.


McGinty’s original prototype (which is on display at the Smithsonian) consisted of fish-hooks wrapped around fencing wire. Other more intelligent people later improved upon the design by replacing the fish-hooks with the pointy metal bits we know today.

The specific details of bobwire construction are a highly classified and are much more complicated than just twisting together strands of wire and filing the ends until they’re nice and sharp.

It might seem that simple, but it really isn’t.



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Despite McGinty’s obvious insanity, his bobwire quickly became very popular among his neighbours, many of whom had real gardens that they were anxious to protect from the aforementioned elves.

Bobwire quickly spread across most of the southern United States, eventually making its way to the western states, where it proved to be much more successful than the “No Cows Allowed” signs which had previously been used.Ent3

Originally invented to deter elves, bobwire can be effective against many illusory pests. Here we see it being used to strangle Oscar from Sesame Street.

It was at this time that it began to be known by some as barbed wire because many people erroneously assumed that the name bobwire was merely the result of a very thick accent. These people were later soundly beaten with whifflebats, but even today it is often still referred to incorrectly (see also: chester drawers).

During World War II, the Germans had a team of scientists trying to develop their own version of bobwire technology, but due to the defection of Albert Einstein, they were unsuccessful and thus lost the war.

The Secret of Bobwire


Fun Facts

In Dutch, bobwire is called ‘prikkel draad, which roughly translates as “Damn, sharp cable!”

Most bobwire is used outdoors, however most bobwire accidents occur in the bathroom.

There are more bobwire fences, per capita, in Wisconsin than in all of the Upper-East-side of New York City.

If you took all of the bobwire in the world, and placed it end-to-end, you would very clearly have too much time on your hands.


While bobwire has many uses, it should not be used as a substitute for any of the following items:


dental floss

roofing nails

penguin feed

bed linens

the underwire in sports bras


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Chester Drawers vs Chest of Drawers

chester drawers/chest of drawers


This was a post on Facebook.

This is both a pronunciation and spelling issue. From hearing the mispronunciation, many assume that the word is “Chester drawers” (as if Chester were a brand name) and write it as such. But it is actually three words: “chest of drawers” (a chest made up of several drawers).


Michael James Young · 

Florence, South Carolina

Here in South Carolina we have a town named Chester, and I always thought it would be hillarious if Chester High School nicknamed its sports teams the “Drawers.” Fans could wave underwear in the stands to show their support, their mascot could be a guy in a cardboard chest-of-drawers, leading the cheer, “They’re gonna fold, and we’re gonna put ’em away!”

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Grammarerrors.com – Common English Language Errors

That’s hilarious!

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Victoria Midkiff · 

University of Cincinnati

I think this is hilarious. I grew up hearing people say this all the time. When I was small I actually thought it was spelled like a man’s name, e.g., Chester Droors works at the Bureau. I also love “Chip in Dale,” as in Chester Droors is from Chip in Dale, or the three friends, Chip n’ Dale and Chester Droors carpooled to the Bureau. Thank you for reminding me of Rod Iron. What a foursome: Chip n’ Dale, Chester Droors and Rod Iron!

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Sue Good

Yeah a comment on I read about the drug epidemic someone made was talking about “drug attics.” I responded by saying “yes, those drug addicts are especially dangerous that live in attics”. lol

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Lance Bell

This is so wrong. Just because many people mispronounce or misuse words does not make it right. This, like many other words and pronunciations, is part of a dialect or vernacular English, not proper English!

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Michael Bannan · 

Works at Phnsy & Imf

What about “you have to get used to to it!”

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Sandy Wright Klotzbach

I just saw the IKEA commercial about a re-call of their “Chester drawers!” The founder of the company is speaking and although he has a strong accent, he still refers to them as “Chester drawers!” lol

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Colleen Horner Adams · 

Works at Marvin Windows and Doors

Just saw this on a FB posting this afternoon! I’m dying to say something, but it seems it would be kind of mean!

Another one that bugs me when people have something for sale is “red in color”. Why not just say RED.

Or, rod iron instead of wrought iron. Oy.

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Yoly Leung · 

Works at Remembering Michael

Hahaaaaa … I also write chester drawers without knowing that it’s a brand name … But I think it is commonly used now … nevermind


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Dave Johnson · 

Bognor Regis

It’s not a brand name.

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Bob Cannon

People are so stupid. They don’t even know the guy they voted for TWICE for President is also named Barry Soetoro. He went to school as a fraudulent foreign exchange student here. So, he WAS either born somewhere else OR he lied to scam the system. Either way, he should be in jail with NO chests of drawers. LOL

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Keith Morison · 

California State University, Chico

Try again Bob.


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Tim Corbett

Yeah Bob…..some people ARE stupid.

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Chris Maidens · 

Nottingham Trent University

This is not an issue with pronunciation. You just don’t understand anything outside of your RP and London bubbles.

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Adam Schroeder

I hate to tell you but this isn’t just a British mispronunciation. It’s also very much a southern United States mispronunciation too.

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Jan Hooper · 

Works at Self-Employed

Just fyi. In my day it was chester drawers. It doesn’t matter what it is supposed to be. We all used chester drawers, therefore it is probably as correct as chest of drawers. https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/f57/1/16/1f609.png😉

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Dave Johnson · 

Bognor Regis

It wasn’t, you were just wrong then too.

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Melissa Jean Cobos-Panton · 

University of Melissa

Well if I were Chester I would be pissed that you were selling my drawers. It’s chest of drawers.

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Why Do Tech Giants Abuse Their Users?

Jeremy Kauffman • Jan 8

(Protocols Not Platforms – Part 1 of 2)

Whether it’s purposefully crippling mobile experiences, hard selling upgrades and add-ons, or shuttling users to pre-selected partner companies, every major tech company seems to proactively damage user experience.

In a competitive market, this sort of customer abuse shouldn’t happen. But before we get to the why, let’s define the problem.

The Problem: Every large consumer internet company actively works to make a user’s experience worse.

And it’s not just the cable and phone companies that immediately spring to mind as monopolistic monsters engaging in this behavior – internet favorites like Reddit, Facebook, and YouTube are all guilty.

Even platforms that are ostensibly designed with the user’s control and privacy in mind can end up abusing users when they’re centrally controlled. WhatsApp comes to mind. WhatsApp built a huge global user base claiming to put users above advertisers. Then Facebook bought it. Now users may well have their personal phone numbers and metadata mined for Facebook’s advertising algorithms.

Last week, we asked our users to send over some examples of tech companies treating their customers badly, and the response was overwhelming. Take a look at these examples from some of the most popular services and companies in use today. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of companies being actively hostile to users, as the whole list could probably fill its own book.

Tech Giants Hate You: The Proof


Facebook had (has!) a fully working, web-based version of their messaging platform.

They actively disabled on mobile to force more downloads of the app. Why would they do this? When you stay in their app ecosystem, they can extract more demographic information (location services, what other apps you’re using, etc.) and ad revenue from you.

Hostile Facebook Messenger


We could talk at length about Apple’s hostility towards free software and the users’ ability to own and control their own devices.

But let’s look at the most unambiguous example possible: Apple actively slows down old phones to encourage more sales!

Hostile Apple

See this for the full details on this story.


Evidently, Reddit really wants people to use their mobile app.

Right now, it takes five clicks to view a GIF hosted on a non-Reddit site on mobile. It used to take one.

Not because there is anything wrong with the web experience, of course. But forcing people onto mobile means Reddit can collect a lot more information about you. When pushed for an answer, Reddit’s response was less than impressive – they claimed that they were annoying users to test ways to deliver better user experience.


We could talk a lot about how YouTube’s treatment of creators, as well as it’s pro-censorship policies, constitute hostility.

But here’s an even clearer example:

Hostile YouTube

YouTube recently disabled all FireTV users from accessing YouTube for no reason other than to get back at Amazon. As these tech giants duke it out, YouTube is making their creators miss out on millions of views on Amazon devices.

Businesses are greedy. Is this news?

Some people may read these examples and shrug. Companies are greedy. Is it really surprising they treat users this way? And this response is partially right. Companies are greedy.

But in a competitive economy, greed is typically satisfied by making your services better, not worse. To quote a wise Scotsman, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” Your local pizzeria offers free bathrooms, delivery service, and fresh ingredients because they know it will give them a competitive edge, not because they love you. Companies know that if they make life worse for their customers, those customers will take their business elsewhere.

So the question becomes: why is this possible? Why are large tech companies able to get away with such abusive behavior?

And the answer is these platforms are not nearly as competitive as restaurants. If the pizza place jacks up prices, I go to another pizza place. When Facebook treats me like crap, I complain about it… on Facebook. But not all of our tech experiences are like this!

If we look at other aspects of the internet, it’s much more like restaurants than Facebook. And that’s because a lot of the tech driving the web is a protocol, not a platform. My browser can’t treat me like crap, because HTTP is an open standard. Anyone else can make a browser, like anyone else can make a restaurant. The same is true for my email client or my torrent client.

The solution to this problem is to build protocols, not platforms. When we build protocols, people can leave. When we build protocols, it’s the users, not the middlemen, who retain control.

Across the board, users have never been less satisfied with the systems they rely on to connect with their friends and share their creations. Centralized systems just can’t provide the responsiveness and experience that users want.

But a new technology has already started to rock the foundations of those centralized systems. The innovation of blockchain is the most powerful development in over a decade in making this possible, and we’ll talk about this more in Part 2.

Blockchain Is Love, Blockchain Is Life

Jeremy Kauffman • Jan 10

(Protocols Not Platforms – Part 2 of 2)

Blockchain technology currently has a hype to substance ratio rapidly approaching infinity. And as a team of people who are skeptical of 90+% of proposed blockchain uses, we’re hesitant to contribute to that (ed.: wait until you see what I changed the title to).

But there’s one area where we think it’s plausible, if not likely, that blockchain will improve the world: the development of open standards and protocols, and consequently more user-friendly technology.

The Status Quo

In Part 1, we covered how existing tech companies demonstrate active hostility towards users. If haven’t read this or are not already convinced of this problem, start here.

To recap: Important Infographic When a service is developed as a protocol, there is no question that the abuse potential is lower, and the long-term user-experience is better. The problem is that frequently, a protocol never gets developed at all.

The reason for that is the incentives in place. Building great technology takes time and effort, which means it takes money.

Tim Berners-Lee, who is widely credited as the father of the web, made a lot of people rich. But Tim wasn’t one of them. That’s because Tim created HTTP as a protocol. That meant Tim didn’t own it, and Tim never profited from his amazing invention. So while protocols create better experiences, they often never get developed or deployed, because there is no funding or capital to drive the creation of them.

The What and Why Of Protocols

Just what do we mean when we say protocol? And how is it different from a platform? A platform is built on proprietary code running on servers controlled and managed by the company that created and owns the platform. It leaves the company fully in control.

Suppose I wanted to build my own interface for Facebook. Perhaps because I want actual control over what shows up on my news feed, rather than leaving it to Facebook’s algorithms. Currently, it would be legally questionable for me to do this, and even it was legal, it would also be legal for Facebook to block my interface from loading “its” data.

But if Facebook was implemented as a protocol, it would be an open standard that anyone could follow. Anyone could write a Facebook view, or a Facebook app. If Facebook, Inc. wanted to start acting hostile towards its users, people would simply stop using the apps released by Facebook, Inc. and instead use ones made by other parties.

To be clear: this is possible today. It’s been possible for decades. There’s no technological barrier to creating a Facebook Protocol, but barriers of economics and incentives that discourage people from doing so.

Enter Blockchain

Now, suppose we wanted to create Facebook Protocol in a world where blockchain exists. Let’s call it PeopleChain.

PeopleChain is a blockchain database that stores the same data that Facebook would (i.e. it stores profiles, posts, user friendships, groups, etc.) But because it is a public blockchain database, no one owns it.

Anyone can access and read the data inside of it, and anyone can build services that use it (note: this doesn’t imply some fully transparent version of Facebook, it would still be possible to have analogous privacy and access rules via encryption). And in addition, because it is a blockchain database, it means that it utilizes some kind of blockchain token.

This token has value in proportion to the usage and success of the network.

This is a revolution in the incentives around protocol creation.

It means that the people who discover and utilize a new protocol or network when it’s just getting off the ground can reap substantial value by being there first. This solves the incentive problems around being a first-mover and softens the pain of using a service that probably won’t be as feature-rich or slick as established competitors’ options. It provides a source of funding for the development of the protocol. The creators can use the token to pay for the salaries and equipment required to get it started.

It also aligns incentives: the developers have incentive to make the protocol maximally successful. If they take actions that users dislike, the service can be forked, and anyone can create a new version.

A Wild Protocol Appears

For the first time ever, it’s economically feasible for companies to compete to create the best technology instead of capture and then abuse their users. That’s why we’re building LBRY, and it’s why we’re open source. Anyone who’s inspired to help us create a free, open internet is welcome to build apps on our protocol, or fork our project and strike out on their own if they think they can do it better than us. Real competition instead of a market in name only.

Want to join us? You can start by downloading the LBRY app, trying it out, and letting us know if you have any questions or suggestions to improve it. You can also join our chat or consider a more committed relationship. Together, we can build a better, freer internet.

Looking Back and Moving Forward: LBRY in 2017/2018

Jeremy Kauffman • Jan 31

In the blockchain space, LBRY is an anomaly.

While many blockchain companies seem to exist exclusively to convert PDF-based promises into large sums of money, the LBRY team has relentlessly focused on creating a working product that is actually used by human beings.

As a result, LBRY has one of the most advanced and usable blockchain platforms in existence. We reached a number of technical and business milestones in 2017 and expect to accomplish much more in 2018.

Here’s a look at the past year as well as what’s up next.


LBRY in 2017

LBRY entered 2017 with a live blockchain, a private alpha product, and just a few people working full time on the project.

Here’s some of what we accomplished in 2017:

LBRY released its first stand-alone graphical app in February of 2017. This app was a closed beta (though the miner and network tools were publicly available).

The LBRY App began a public beta in August 2017. It has been downloaded over 100,000 times since then and is used by tens of thousands of users weekly.

Over 5,000 YouTubers have made their content available on LBRY, including dozens of top creators, including fantastic ones like Casually Explained, The Rubin Report, 3Blue1Brown, and NurdRage.

We launched spee.ch, a web-based way of accessing and publishing free content to the LBRY network. Over 200,000 people have already used this site and it grows more popular every day.

Around 50,000 people follow LBRY on social media, and about 10,000 regularly hang out in our online chat room. Funny story: our chat room was originally on Slack, but Slack shut us down for being too popular!

Over 150,000 pieces of content are available on the network currently, including everything from major motion pictures, crypto retirement guides, top streamers, and LBRY originals like Cop Chronicles.

Over 100 developers have contributed to the LBRY code base, over 4,000 developers follow the project, and LBRY is continually rated one of the most active projects in blockchain. For example, we’re in the top 20 on CoinGecko, despite it only counting one of several core codebases!

We grew from a lean 5 employees to 14 employees on five continents.

We saved over 20,000 college lectures from the government memory hole.

We saw major press coverage from NASDAQ, VentureBeat, Fox News, RussiaToday, John Stossel, and many other outlets.

Perhaps most impressively, LBRY has accomplished all of this for approximately $600,000 and a few million LBC. We will be expanding significantly into 2018 and expect to deliver commensurate results.

LBRY team

LBRY in 2018

As you can see, 2017 was a good year for us. But we have ambitious plans to make 2018 a spectacular year for the LBRY app and protocol. You’ll find the broad strokes of our plan below.

A. Protocol Performance & Expansion

Optimizing the performance and capabilities of the LBRY protocol has been an ongoing challenge.

In 2018, we want the LBRY protocol to work better than ever.


Expand the team of dedicated LBRY protocol developers. Join us! (Q1 2018)

Continue to obsess over making the protocol as performant and reliable as possible (All of 2018)

Explore and likely add support for resolution to other data sources, such as HTTP, BitTorrent, and/or IPFS. (Q2 2018)

Improve publisher profiles and publisher functionality (Q2 / Q3 2018)

Improve support for discovery, by adding features for tagging and categorization. (Q3 / Q4 2018)

B. Documentation & Technical Community

While it was the right call for LBRY to prioritize building over documentation in its earliest stages, the lack of a clear specification and documentation is now holding LBRY back.

Additionally, LBRY has already seen code contributions from over one hundred people. Improving the documentation and awareness of LBRY in technical communities will only improve this.


Release a technical whitepaper. (Draft by Q1 2018)

Launch lbry.tech as a technical resource, improve/revise other resources, and generally ensure the ecosystem is welcoming and easy to get started in as possible. (Q1/Q2 2018)

Formalize and build awareness in the ability for developers to contribute and receive LBC. (All of 2018)

Campaign and promote LBRY to technical communities, both online and in-person. (All of 2018)

If you want to look at all of our development and business priorities in one place, take a look at our updated roadmap.


C. User Friendliness

LBRY is already one of the most popular consumer-targeted blockchain products. However, it could be used by even more people if the product was more user-friendly, available on more platforms, and more welcoming to new users.


Release a redesigned app (Q1 2018).

Release an Android app (Alpha Q1 2018, Public Q2 2018). Join the Android notification list here.

Improve the first-run process, particularly around getting credits in the hands of new users. (All of 2018)

Continue to round out feature set (All of 2018)

D. Economics

Last year approximately $5-$10mm of new LBRY credits came into existence and were awarded to miners. Assuming miners are not making substantial profits, this means a similar amount of money was spent securing the LBRY blockchain.

Is this the optimal design? As we’ve researched and discussed blockchain economics, we’ve discovered the knowledge and rigor to be shockingly low. We want to improve this.

Additionally, LBRY will be less conservative with its own credits in 2018. We’ve built significant trust through our prudency. While we’ll continue to be prudent, we can reward the community more by building more, and that means utilizing more credits.

As always, you can keep up with how we spend LBC by looking at our quarterly Credit Reports.


Consult with and consider forming a consortium or working group of security practitioners and economists. (Q2 2018)

Launch a LBRY Improvement Proposal process, by which protocol changes can be submitted and considered (Q1 2018)

Have a public conversation and discussion about blockchain economics, including incentive design and mining centralization (Q1 2018 and continuing throughout).

Move several million credits to market per quarter to further capitalize company and expand productivity (All of 2018)

E. Scaling Content

Having thousands of YouTubers adopt LBRY, including dozens of top streamers (despite the early stage of the product) shows the massive demand for content freedom.

By improving and streamlining the on-boarding and publishing process for creators, we can attract a massive amount of content.

We expect to on board more than ten times the creators we did last year and to get approximately ten million LBRY credits into the hands of creators in 2018.


Formalizing offerings to streamers. Debut new website and materials around campaign (Q1 2018).

Debut film and television content from a “Big 6” Studio.

Attend major and minor creator events, such as film festivals and conferences, continuing to establish LBRY as a viable alternative to centralized distribution (All of 2018, starting with Sundance).

Sundance Midnight Shorts

F. Community Initiatives

LBRY’s independent user community is one of the project’s greatest strengths. We’ve had hundreds of interested developers contribute to the project, thousands of people hang out with us on chat and tens of thousands engage with us in social media.

We want to continue to grow the amount of people engaged and excited about content freedom.


Launch a meetup program including incentives and materials to introduce LBRY to others (Q1 2018)

Improve the ability to spread and share LBC through other media, such as Twitter, YouTube, and other social-platform-based tipping (Q2 2018)

Engage with other existing online communities and friendly projects through shared initiatives (All of 2018)

Continue to establish spee.ch as the safest/best way to quickly share images and videos (All of 2018)

Expecting the Unexpected

You can’t be prepared for everything, but you can build processes and principles to figure out the right direction when you know you’re headed into the unknown. The crypto space is changing rapidly, and there’s no way to tell exactly what the future holds. Whatever we face, we’ll maintain our open, decentralized mode of operation and commitment to our community.

We Need You To Build LBRY

Want to help LBRY build a free and open internet? Here’s how:

Download the LBRY app and try it out.

If you have an idea that could make the app better (or if something breaks while you’re using it!) open a new issue on Github and tell us about it.

Tell your friends and family about LBRY. With SMS Rewards verification in the newest version of the app, it’s easier than ever to earn LBC which can then be used to publish, view paid content or tip your favorite creators on LBRY.

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, SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

Hour 2 – Freedom’s Phoenix Headline News; re-Cap of Falcon Heavy Test Launch that took place on Tuesday Feb 6th, 2018 and the Tesla Roadster and ‘Starman’ he is sending to Mars…


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On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Falcon Heavy successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)–a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel.

Falcon Heavy’s first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.

You can watch a replay of the test flight live below, as well as a live view of Starman in orbit. Find out more about today’s test launch in our press kit.







“You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great – and that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past. And I can’t think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars.”



On September 29th, 2017, SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk presented an updated vehicle design for what’s currently being referred to as BFR. A key challenge with the original vehicle design was figuring out how to pay for it. The updated design solves this problem by leveraging a slightly smaller vehicle that can service all greater Earth orbit needs as well as the Moon and Mars. This single system—one booster and one ship—will eventually replace Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon.  By creating a single system that can service a variety of markets, SpaceX can redirect resources from Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon to the BFR system—which is fundamental in making BFR affordable.



Our aspirational goal is to send our first cargo mission to Mars in 2022. The objectives for the first mission will be to confirm water resources and identify hazards along with putting in place initial power, mining, and life support infrastructure. A second mission, with both cargo and crew, is targeted for 2024, with primary objectives of building a propellant depot and preparing for future crew flights. The ships from these initial missions will also serve as the beginnings of our first Mars base, from which we can build a thriving city and eventually a self-sustaining civilization on Mars.



BFR will enter the Mars atmosphere at 7.5 kilometers per second and decelerate aerodynamically. The vehicle’s heat shield is designed to withstand multiple entries, but given that the vehicle is coming into the Mars atmosphere so hot, we still expect to see some ablation of the heat shield (similar to wear and tear on a brake pad). The engineering videos below simulate the physics of Mars entry for BFR.

CLICK HERE for more info on Mission to Mars…


Watch the live feed from SpaceX’s Roadster-driving Starman in space

02-07-2018 • Space.com

SpaceX now has a live feed of its Mars-bound simulated astronaut, a dummy wearing the private space company’s new crew uniform. There are cameras mounted on the Tesla Roadster the dummy is “driving,” which was the primary payload for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch, which went off almost perfectly as planned by SpaceX earlier today.

The live stream switches between cameras, including one mounted on the hood, one behind the astronaut’s shoulder and one facing back down to Earth. It’s quite the view, and it’s amazing.

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02-06-18 — Jim Davidson – Patrick Wood – Clint Bolick — (VIDEO & MP3s LOADED)

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Build The Ship

Hour 1 – Jim Davidson (Author; Digital Cash Enthusiast) provides his thought on ‘Build the Ship’

Hour 2 – Patrick Wood (Technocracy.News) provides an update on the technocratic state

Hour 3 – Clint Bolick (AZ Supreme Court Justice) on Liberty from the Bench

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BIO: Jim Davidson is the founder of Resilient Communities Development Service  and the co-founder of Resilient Ways Foundation.   He is also the founder and chancellor of Individual Sovereign University since 2009. He has worked since 1983 in banking, aerospace, real estate, software development, finance, health practice management, management consulting, free port development, toll road development, fishing fleet development, digital gold currency exchange operations, private venture capital stock exchange operations, mining stock news analysis, gold and silver coin sales, and university development. He is a published author of three books and hundreds of essays and articles. He has been involved in digital currencies since 1998.

As a college student at Columbia University he took a job with First Chicago National Processing Corporation, a check processing service of the First Chicago bank. The company relocated from mid-town Manhattan to Secaucus, New Jersey, and Jim was promoted from clerk to team leader and weekend shift supervisor. During his time with First Chicago, Jim rode a moped through the Lincoln Tunnel and over the George Washington Bridge to commute to work, supervised a team of 13 clerks, and was responsible for $45 million a weekend in accounts for major businesses, preparing deposits with the New York area clearinghouse banks.

Jim’s undergraduate career included studies in astrophysics, humanities, history, and economics. He spent extensive time on unsupervised visits to the roof observatory on Pupin Hall. He lived on campus, participated in Students Against Militarism, Young Americans for Freedom, a joint chapter of the Planetary Society and L5 Society he co-founded with Carmi Weinzweig, and worked several work-study jobs before landing the position with First Chicago. He may be remembered for launching model rockets from the sun dial, and for avoiding Barack Obama’s hit piece on the anti-war groups on campus published in Sundial magazine. Jim visited the bookstores, museums, and a few restaurants, as a scholarship student on a very limited budget; learned the subway system thoroughly; clandestinely explored tunnels on campus and under the city; made occasional trips to Montauk and the Berkshires; and travelled with his friend William Baxter from New York to Berkeley by way of Banff National Park in Canada on an epic road trip.

In 1985, degree in hand, he headed to Houston where he attended Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones graduate school of business administration. While there, in October 1985, he attended a meeting of the Houston L5 Society over which he subsequently presided for a number of years. Jim completed his MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship in 1987 and helped organise a chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at Rice, later that year. He became active in L5 Society politics, especially with the chapters’ assembly over which he served briefly as chair. He also was elected to a regional position on the board of directors of the successor organisation, the National Space Society. In 1991 he resigned his membership in the National Space Society owing to severe political and ethical differences with the group, and in 1993 he helped Houston Space Society part company from the national group, as well.

During his graduate school career, Jim tried for various intern positions in space companies, many of which internships were terminated due to the January 1986 explosion of the Challenger space shuttle due to the extreme negligence of management at NASA. Happily, Jim was able to work for David Hannah, Jr., and Deke Slayton at Space Services Incorporated of America from April 1986 through graduation, and on to November 1989.

During his time with Space Services, Jim was involved in developing contract proposals, including writing the winning technical proposals for an initial Starfire 1 launch that took place in March 1989, and a series of six follow-on missions that began immediately thereafter. As logistics manager for Starfire, he made a number of trips to White Sands Missile Range, served as the voice of launch control for the spectators at the first launch, and coordinated with vendors in Canada, Sweden, and around the United States to bring equipment together for the University of Alabama at Huntsville’s centre for the commercial development of space experiments in materials processing in weightlessness. As an intern in the Summer of 1986, Jim had proposed a market survey of university science departments, identifying over 80 small payloads and making initial contact with dozens of university professors eager for space access.

During the year from December 1989 to November 1990, Jim worked with intelligent and dedicated professionals such as Bob Noteboom, Gus Gardellini, Bob Richards, Todd Hawley, and Walt Anderson at Microsatellite Launch Systems. He left the company due to ethical and financial differences with its co-founder, Peter Diamandis. Walt Anderson and Bob Richards parted with the company at the same time due to concerns that it was to be acquired by a military contractor company and become a missile launch systems provider to the military.

In May 1990, at a meeting of the Houston Space Society at Jim’s home in Friendswood, Texas, then-president Howard Stringer asked, “What would be the one thing our group could do to change the way people think about space more than anything else in the next ten years.” Jim immediately responded, “We could put one of our members in orbit.” This brief conversation led Jim, Howard, and David Mayer to organise Space Travel Services in their spare time. The team then entered into negotiations with Space Commerce Corporation’s Art Dula and, through Art’s travels to Moscow, the Soviet Space Agency Glavkosmos. Space Travel announced a sweepstakes giving away a trip to the Soviet space station Mir at a press conference in Houston, 17 December 1990. Due to extreme political pressure brought on behalf of the NASA manned space flight centre, Space Travel was maliciously prosecuted with false charges of operating an illegal lottery. The company was dissolved in May 1991 at the same time the Harris County district attorney and Texas attorney general entered an agreed injunction admitting that the company had been operating a lawful sweepstakes the entire time.

From 1991 to 1998, Jim worked in real estate development, new country advocacy, space advocacy, software development, software documentation, private college classes as a professor, community college classes as a professor, and travelled extensively in Europe and North America. In 1995, he met Michael van Notten of the Eastern Hararghe Development Agency. He and Michael planned and implemented a number of trips to Somalia beginning in 1998, and culminating in 2001. With numerous private financial supporters and extensive contacts in various industries, they organised Somali Free Port Services and the Awdal Roads Company. Their various Somali ventures were terminated in large measure by the speech General Tommy Franks of NATO gave in October 2001 advocating for the bombing of all port facilities in Somalia.

From 1998 to 2002, Jim worked with a group of Texans on the Texas Constitution 2000 ratification committee. The group disbanded due to political differences with the leaders of the ratification funding committee. On a trip to The Hague in December 2000, Jim was responsible for delivering diplomatic documents to the Unrecognised Nations and Peoples Organisation on behalf of a provisional government of the Republic of Texas, as a favour to a friend.

During 2001, Jim became active in the digital gold economy. He formed Cambist.net and Gold Barter Holdings with Tristan Petersen. The two introduced gold-denominated bonds for financing business operations to a network of private associates. Later, he was responsible for the acquisition of the Private Venture Capital Stock Exchange, an online gold-denominated stock exchange operated from Vanuatu and other locations using location-agnostic servers. Along with the rest of the e-gold economy, these business operations were killed by the FBI raid on e-gold in April 2007.

From 1986 to present, Jim has engaged in various consulting services and business planning activities. He has, as a result, evaluated thousands of business opportunities, written hundreds of business plans, and helped to raise on the close order of $450 million. Since 2009, Jim has been an advocate for the Individual Sovereign University, for various local mutual aid response teams, and for a number of abolitionist groups seeking to reduce or eliminate constraints on human freedom.

In 1994, Jim published The Atlantis Papers with After Dark Publications. The book was written under contract with Eric Klien and the Atlantis Project to describe the constitution and laws of the to-be-established country Oceania. In November 1995, Jim met Courtney Smith, Marc Joffe, and Mike Oliver, among others, at a New Country Foundation conference to discuss the financial collapse of the Atlantis Project, and subsequently to discuss Michael van Notten’s work in Somalia with Wes McCain.

In 2010, Jim published the first edition of “Being Sovereign” through Individual Sovereign University Press. The book has subsequently been revised in print, and also released in both Amazon compatible e-Book and free .pdf formats. It was briefly among the top million titles on Amazon during late 2011, and remains available there. In 2011, Jim published “Being Libertarian” through Individual Sovereign University Press. The book is available through Lulu.com while the same essays, except one that was banned from publication by the US Marshalls Service, are visible on L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise web site at ncc-1776.org.

Jim is currently considering publishing books on digital security and communications privacy; on the prospect of 5,000 countries which so irritated secretary of state Warren Christopher in 1993; and on man’s journey to settle the Solar System and bring the resources of space to bear on the problems here on Earth. He’s also been asked to edit John Wayne Smith’s excellent “Mars My Way.”

Jim has travelled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. He speaks, reads, and writes English fluently; Spanish, French, and Portuguese with effort; German, Dutch, and Russian in small measure; Somali with a very bad accent; and knows a smattering of words in Mandarin, Japanese, Gaelic, and Latin. He enjoys dog training, scuba diving, mountain climbing, motorcycling, fast cars, and good food. He studied with a cordon bleu chef for two years. His main work is analysis and his main hobby is freedom. His purpose in life is to make humanity a multi-planetary species for fun and profit.

Jim is an experienced public speaker on topics ranging from science and technology to world travel to business management and high tech investing. He is available to speak for a US$ 10 000 (US ten thousand dollars) speaking fee plus either travel and accommodations or video conferencing service costs. Contact us for further details.

Mission Statement of Resilient Ways:

Mission Statement: Resilient Ways Foundation will build communities that are respectful of human dignity and freedom, networking them together through collaboration and sharing. We will disseminate what we learn, and seek out ideas, strategies, from others. We will gather knowledge from many disciplines to assist in this endeavor and make this knowledge known to all. We will engage with experts, activists, and fellow travelers, building a network of volunteers in pursuit of human liberty, commerce, and happiness. Finally, we will promote as foundational to our organization the simple ethos of the zero-aggression principle. We want you, whomever you are, to

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Jim’s thoughts on ‘Build the Ship’…

I woke up with an interesting idea.  In my idea, there were very large anchors on the coast of equatorial countries, basically bridges that were cantilevered upward, and which held very large lighter-than-air structures.  These dirigibles could also detach from their anchors and fly independently.

Why equatorial? For the doldrums, primarily.  As you may know, the fierce winds in higher latitudes arise at least in part due to Coriolis forces.  There are zero hurricanes recorded at any latitude below 5 degrees.  So, from 5 degrees north to 5 degrees South, there are mostly calm winds.  That should allow for very large airborne structures to be anchored for long periods. Which gives some important advantages.

One of the disadvantages for space port and airport operations from islands that I studied extensively for Space Services from 1986 to 1989 is the fundamental problem of island logistics.  Everything on an island needs to be brought there, even on a big island like Hawai’i, because there are so few facilities for mining, manufacturing, and distribution. Thus, some of the most expensive places to live are islands.  Islands, however, can be supplied by both air and water.  And, as I’m sure you are aware, ships on the seas are much less expensive to operate than airships.  A huge aerostat floating in the sky would have to be

re-supplied entirely by aircraft of one sort or another, and that gets expensive.

I think with enough interest in this sort of thing, over a long enough period of years, it would be possible to completely encircle the globe at about 4,000 feet elevation with floating structures of every conceivable size and shape, which can link together and unlink depending on the preferences of the people on each segment or airship.  It was that vision of a future of freedom and independence with plenty of room for many millions of people that made me want to write to you tonight.

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Fabric Softeners Are Loaded With Toxic Ingredients Linked To Developmental Disorders -These Ones Aren’t

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Fabric softeners are one of the most unnecessary dangerous chemicals that you may be using in your home, and it’s important that you stop right away. There are much better, safer, all natural alternatives that will keep you, your family, and the environment safe. The natural alternatives can also prolong the life of your clothes. Really, we have no reason to have ever invented such a toxic product in the first place. Fabric softener is one thing, among many household items, that absolutely must go, and hopefully from the awareness that is raised from this article and many others that are exposing these harmful chemicals for what they are, we will continue to see the decline in their use as people continue to opt for safer, cleaner alternatives.

So, What Is So Bad About Conventional Fabric Softeners?

First of all, the majority of conventional cleaning and personal care products can essentially be thrown in the garbage as they are absolutely loaded with chemicals, many of which are completely banned in other countries. We have many safer, all-natural alternatives to these types of things and we simply do not need to be using these to clean ourselves, our home, or our clothes. People sometimes assume that our governments have our best interests in mind and wouldn’t allow ingredients that are toxic to our health into the products that we use on a regular basis, and while that’s a nice thought, it is a naive one.

Fabric Softeners are among the worst offenders in terms of toxicity and it really makes one wonder how these chemical pollutants were approved by the U.S. Environmental Agency in the first place. The purpose of Fabric Softeners is to free your clothes from wrinkles and static cling and of course leave them smelling mountain fresh or like a field of lavender, but at what cost is this “fresh” smell?

According to the Environmental Working Group, fabric softeners contain chemicals and fragrances that can cause skin irritation and respiratory irritation. The fragrance element alone can come from hundreds of different chemical compounds, and yes many of them are toxic.

Interestingly, according to what Anne Steinmann, Ph.D., professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia and a world expert on environmental pollutants and their health effects, said in an interview with New Scientist, “Most exposure to hazardous pollutants occurs indoors, and a primary source for these pollutants is our everyday consumer products.”

New Scientist also has stated that there are no legal requirements that all the ingredients, including potential toxins be listed for most of the products we use every day. While the compounds they contain have been tested individually for toxicity, scientists admit it’s hard to say how dangerous they might become when some are mixed.

Conventional fabric softeners are either a liquid that you pour into the rinse cycle of your washing machine, or a sheet that is thrown into the dryer with your clothes. Both contain compounds that are especially harmful to children. Toxic chemicals can easily enter your body through the skin. One of the worst is phthalates, which are added to emit a fake fresh fragrance, the University of Illinois Cancer center had the following to say about phthalates,

“Phthalates [are a] synthetic preservative that’s carcinogenic and linked to adverse reproductive effects (decreased sperm counts, early breast development and birth defects) and live and kidney damage.”

Steinmann also noted,

“Using a liquid fabric softener? You are pouring these toxic chemicals into the ocean every time you use it. Even worse than liquid fabric softeners are dryer sheets, whose chemicals are heated and then shot into the air for you to breathe into your lungs.

That ‘fresh-from-the-dryer’ smell that fabric softeners impart to your clean load of laundry? Don’t breathe it in, if you like your lungs to function. That super floral smell is masking a seriously unhealthy chemical stench.

So, What Are The Alternatives?

Luckily, there are lots, which begs the question, why did we ever start using these horrible toxic products in the first place? Every chemical product that is in use today for personal care or home cleaning could essentially vanish from the Earth and you know what? We would make do.

A simple recipe for a homemade fabric softener is as follows:


2 Cups Epsom Salts or 2 Cups Coarse Sea Salt
20-30 Drops Essential Oil
1/2 Cup Baking Soda

Simply mix all ingredients together and store in a container with tight-fitting lid, add ½ cup directly to your load of laundry.

Some even more simple ideas are as follows,

One half cup pure baking soda added to your laundry.

One cup of distilled white vinegar and about 15 drops of your favorite essential oil shaken in a spray bottle, give your wet clothes a spritz after they are washed, before you put into the dryer.
Don’t worry the vinegar smell will go away.

A crumpled up ball of aluminum foil tossed in the dryer with your clothes can help to get rid of the static cling.

Another great alternative, that is simple, cost-effective, economical and environmentally friendly is the use of dryer balls. You can get the plastic kind that can cut your drying time in half and reduce the static cling in your clothes, but to be more environmentally conscious there are also wool dryer balls that you can purchase or easily make your own.

Final Thoughts

Here’s what it comes down to, as consumers we have been gravely misinformed and maybe we have believed that there are some kind of standards set in place by our governments, unfortunately, it seems that these protection agencies, for the most part, don’t have our best interest in mind. So, with that in mind, it is up to us to be aware of what we are purchasing, if we stop purchasing these conventional products which contain harmful ingredients such as phthalates and fragrances, then the big corporations will either change their recipes, stop using these chemicals or simply go out of business. As the consumer, we have a direct vote for the types of products that are being produced by how we are choosing to spend our money. If WE don’t want chemicals in our products, we must simply stop buying them and start making our own. We must take responsibility for our own lives and create the type of world we want to live in. It is up to each and every one if us.

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01-31-18 — James Corbett – Mike Wasdin – Maj Toure – Wil Bown & Davi Barker (LOADED)

Hour 2 – Segment 1&2: Mike Wasdin (Attorneys for Freedom) updates us on the Freedom Summit – Segment 3&4: Maj Toure (Hip-Hop Artist) on his presentation at the Freedom Summit on Black Guns Matter- Engaging Urban Communities in the 2nd Amendment Fight


Hour 2

Segment 1&2:

Mike Wasdin

Attorneys For Freedom



Freedom Summit Speakers – Where the Great Minds of Liberty Come Together. The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm and The ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will be hosting the 2018 Arizona Freedom Summit. In the past, we brought together some of the brightest minds in the freedom movement; and this year is no exception. We are proud to present the 2018 Freedom Summit Speakers. 

Freedom Summit





Jeffrey Tucker is editorial director American Institute for Economic Research. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books, most recently Right-Wing Collectivism: The Other Threat to Liberty, with an preface by Deirdre McCloskey (FEE 2017) . He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.

Topic: Love Is Liberty’s Muse

Freedom Summit Speakers


David D. FriedmanDR. DAVID D. FRIEDMAN 

David Friedman is an academic economist with a doctorate in physics who has spent the past twenty-two years teaching in a law school. His first book, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, was published in 1973 and includes a description of how a society with property rights and without government might function. There as elsewhere, he offers a consequentialist defense of libertarianism.

His most recent non-fiction book, Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World, examines the implications of a variety of technological revolutions that might happen over the next few decades. His current book project, not yet published, is Legal Systems Very Different from Ours, covering systems from Periclean Athens through modern Amish and Romany. He is also the author of two novels, one commercially published and one self-published, and, with his wife, a self-published medieval and renaissance cookbook and a larger self-published book related to their hobby of historical recreation.

Much of his published work, including journal articles, essays, drafts of forthcoming work and the full text of several books, can be read on his web page: www.daviddfriedman.com. He comments on a wide range of issues on his blog, Ideas, at http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com David is the son of American economist Milton Friedman.

Topic: Market Failure, an Argument Both For and Against Government.

Freedom Summit Speakers


Clint Bolick was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey in January 2016 to serve on the Arizona Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the Court, Justice Bolick litigated constitutional cases in state and federal courts from coast to coast, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  Among other positions, he served as Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute and as Co-founder and Vice President for Litigation at the Institute for Justice.  He has litigated in support of school choice, freedom of enterprise, private property rights, freedom of speech, and federalism, and against racial classifications and government subsidies.

Justice Bolick received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Davis, where he has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus, and his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Drew University.  He serves as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.  Among other honors, he was named one of the 90 Greatest DC Lawyers in the Last 30 Years by Legal Times in 2008, received a Bradley Prize in 2006, and was recognized as one of the nation’s three lawyers of the year by American Lawyer in 2002 for his successful defense of school vouchers in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.

Justice Bolick is a prolific author of a dozen books and hundreds of articles.  Among his most recent books are Immigration Wars:  Forging an American Solution, co-authored with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush; and David’s Hammer:  The Case for an Activist Judiciary.  This semester he is teaching Constitutional Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. 

Topic: State Constitutions- A Greater Protection for Freedom

Freedom Summit Speakers

John Buttrick


Judge John A. Buttrick (Ret.) is a former Judge of the Arizona Superior Court and Federal Magistrate Judge. Following his graduation from the University of Denver (1973) and Harvard Law school (1976), Judge Buttrick practiced civil litigation with the firm of Brown & Bain in Phoenix for 25 years before his appointment to the bench in 2001.

Judge Buttrick was appointed to the Arizona bench in 2001 by a Republican Governor following stints on the Libertarian National Committee and as Chair of the National Platform Committee in the late 1990s. Buttrick also ran as a Libertarian for Governor of Arizona and for the Arizona House of Representatives in 1994 and 1998 respectively. Following his appointment to the bench, Judge Buttrick was twice retained by the voters in a retention election in 2004 and 2008.

John A. Buttrick was a part-time Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He served from 2012-16.

Topic: Libertarian Party: Waste of Time or Future of Freedom?

Freedom Summit Speakers

Maj Toure


Maj Toure is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist turned 2nd Amendment activist from North Philly. His following began after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as “the Prophet of Philadelphia.” He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd amendment education and information for urban communities. Maj has been featured in the New York Times, Breitbart News, National Public Radio, Fox News, CNN, and NRANews for his out of the box approach to 2nd amendment advocacy. Maj is on a 50 states tour educating urban Americans on their 2nd amendment rights and responsibilities.

Maj Toure, the founder of Black Guns Matter, presents a highly interactive session on the misconceptions, myths, and successes of engaging urban communities in the 2nd amendment fight. Maj will share lessons he’s learning hosting the 50 States Firearm Education Tour, take questions from the audience on engaging urban communities, and explain how companies and organizations can support the Black Guns Matter movement.

Topic: Black Guns Matter- Engaging Urban Communities in the 2nd Amendment Fight

Freedom Summit Speakers

Jeff Singer


Jeffrey A. Singer is a general surgeon in private practice in metropolitan Phoenix, AZ. He is principal and founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., the largest and oldest group private surgical practice in Arizona. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.  He was integrally involved in the creation and passage of the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act and serves as treasurer of the US Health Freedom Coalition, which promotes state constitutional protections of freedom of choice in health care decisions. He was a regular contributor to Arizona Medicine, the journal of the Arizona Medical Association from 1994-2016.

He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board Council, as well as an adjunct instructor, at the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. He writes and speaks extensively on regional and national public policy, with a specific focus on the areas of health care policy and the harmful effects of drug prohibition. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and his M.D. from New York Medical College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Topic: Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis

Freedom Summit Speakers

Edward Stringham


Edward Peter Stringham is the Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College and president of the American Institute for Economic Research. He is editor of two books and author of more than seventy journal articles, book chapters, and policy studies. His work has been discussed on more than 100 broadcast stations, including CBS, CNBC, CNN, Headline News, NPR, and MTV. A frequent guest on Fox and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, in 2016 Rise Global ranked Stringham as the 77th most influential economist. His book, Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life, is published by Oxford University Press.

The Fable of the Leeches – Do markets depend on government contract enforcement and government rules against fraud? Most people say yes. Stringham, in contrast, will discuss how with small transactions the cost to use the legal system far exceeds the value at stake in a contract, and even with large contracts, the legal system often cannot solve problems quickly enough to be helpful for companies. Even though government courts exist, Stringham will describe how exchange is made possible because of private mechanisms to ensure contractual compliance, because of private governance.

Topic: The Fable of the Leeches

Freedom Summit Speakers


Marc J Victor


Marc Victor is an Arizona State bar certified specialist in criminal law who has been zealously representing clients in serious state and federal criminal law matters for well over twenty years.  As a long time freedom activist, Mr. Victor is regularly invited to speak to audiences across Arizona on a variety of issues including ending the drug war, the rights of gun owners, the free market, criminal justice issues as well as a variety of other criminal law related issues.  He has twice debated Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on the drug war.

Mr. Victor has represented clients in more than a thousand major felony cases including first and second-degree murder, sex cases, gun cases, major drug cases, complex white collar cases, federal appeals, and other complex state and federal matters. His jury trial experience includes several murder trials including death-eligible matters as well as complex sex and drug cases including both state and federal courts.  He has also successfully argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Mr. Victor has successfully represented clients in many high-profile and media attention cases; including representing Elizabeth Johnson in the nationally televised “Baby Gabriel” case.  To watch his winning closing argument, in that case, click here. He also represents clients in high-profile civil rights and personal injury matters.

Mr. Victor has been quoted locally, nationally and internationally on radio, television, in print, and in person as a legal commentator and expert on many local and national cases.  He was an expert legal commentator for local NBC 12 News for the Jodi Arias case.

Topic: What I Learned About the Criminal Justice System from Neanderthals and Liars

Freedom Summit Speakers

Alessandro Fusillo


Alessandro Fusillo, Born in Rome on October 3, 1968, graduated from the University of Rome, “La Sapienza” cum laude in 1992, enrolled in the Bar Association of Rome since 1995. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid. Alessandro Fusillo, who speaks and writes five languages, has taken special care of international relations. Since 2000, Fusillo has worked closely with Aldebert & Kollegen who, with offices in Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt, is able to provide comprehensive assistance for any need in Germany. Fusillo also has an office in Spain and boasts consolidated contacts in Switzerland, France, England, the United States, Panama, Chile and Argentina and is able to provide comprehensive assistance for any customer needs to internationalize their business.

Fusillo’s interest in libertarian philosophy and Austrian Economics began in 2010. He writes articles for Freedom’s Phoenix and Il Miglio Verde, Italy’s most important online libertarian magazine, and was a speaker at Anarchapulco in 2016. He is a regular at Hoppe’s Property and Freedom Society annual conference and a member of Mises Germany.

Topic: Law as a Praxeological Category

Freedom Summit Speakers

Robert Anthony Peters


Robert Anthony Peters is Vice President of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA). He sat in on FIJA’s 2017 federal trial regarding free speech rights of juror rights educators at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver, CO.

Robert completed his BS at the University of Arizona in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in DC, and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in NYC. A member of SAG-AFTRA, he has been acting, producing, and directing professionally in theater, film, voiceover, and more for over a decade. He has been an active libertarian for even longer. Currently he lectures internationally on the relationship between art and liberty, speaking at several Students For Liberty events, the State Policy Network annual conference, the Bastiat Society, APEE, FreedomFest, Arizona FreedomFest, Coins in the Kingdom, the Hero’s Journey Conference, Libertopia, PORCfest, FEE seminars, Institute for Liberal Studies Summer Seminar series, and the Free Minds Film Festival.

He is president of Laissez Faire Media and the Culture of Liberty Institute and a producer with Ozymandias Media – purveyor of top quality web content for freedom-oriented think tanks and businesses. He records audiobooks, is a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute, is on the inaugural FEE Alumni Board, leads discussions for Liberty Fund, and is a contributor to The Freeman. He also manages his family’s retail shipping store in Tucson, AZ. Look for his film directing debut with “Tank Man.” His website is robertanthonypeters.com.

Topic: The Art of Jury Nullification and Why It Matters Today

Freedom Summit Speakers

Charles Goyette


Charles Goyette is a libertarian commentator and New York Times, bestselling author. He is best known for his economic commentary and his opposition to America’s global military empire.

He is the author of THE DOLLAR MELTDOWN and RED AND BLUE AND BROKE ALL OVER: Restoring America’s Free Economy. 

Goyette spent many years as a popular Phoenix radio personality with leading radio stations KTAR and KFYI.  He was named Best Phoenix Talk Show Host in the New Times readers’ poll. 

Charles joined with Ron Paul for the nationally syndicated radio commentary Ron Paul’s America, that was broadcast twice daily on 125  radio stations across the country, as well as Ron Paul and Charles Goyette –  The Weekly Podcast.

Charles has often been called upon to share his views with national television audiences on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, CNBC and Fox Business Channel. He is finishing work on a new book about the media’s complicity in the war lies of the American Empire.

Topic: You’re Going to Miss Western Civilization


Freedom Summit Speakers

Butler Shaffer


Butler Shaffer is a researcher and libertarian author. Butler Shaffer is Professor Emeritus at Southwestern University School of Law. A friend of Lew Rockwell, he writes numerous articles on Lewrockwell.com on various libertarian themes such as the free movement of people. He is the author of In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918–1938 and Boundaries of Order.

Topic: Libertarian Thinking in the Next Renaissance

Freedom Summit Speakers

Ernie Hancock


Ernie Hancock is the Radio Talk Show Host of Declare Your Independence and founder of Freedoms Phoenix. Ernest was instrumental in the efforts of the Ron Paul grassroots campaign. He designed the “r3VO_|ution” slogan, which was adopted by the campaign and activists. His show has been on the air for the past decade making it one of the longer lasting podcasts on libertarianism.

Ernie is a libertarian activist, radio show host, blogger, and all around muckraker. Education through the use of the courts, the political process, and guerilla activism have made them well known to the general public as a sincere defender of libertarian philosophy. Ernest has been freeing minds and inspiring many people to think outside the system for well over two decades. 

Topic: Decentralize Everything – Anarchy Is Only 62 Miles Away

Freedom Summit Speakers

Cat Thor


Cat Thor is the Founder, CEO and Head Instructor for Dark Horse Unlimited, LLC. As a former US Army Ranger, he decided to put his warrior skills to use and has been teaching personal defense tactics for 25 years and tactical pistol and rifle for over a decade. With experience in Executive Protection, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Planning, Critical Incident Response, and Logistics Support, CAT has a passion for protection and a cause for continuity.



Friday Evening Event – 3:00 PM: The Freedom Summit is open to the public for registration to mingle, and also find their seats before the event begins. A Buffet Style Dinner will be served starting at 4:00 PM and will continue until 5:00 PM.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Attorney Marc J. Victor will give the opening announcements and a brief talk about the Freedom Summit during dinner. 

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM: Jeff Singer (during coffee and dessert) Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis.

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM: Retired Judge John Buttrick – Libertarian Party: Waste of Time or Future of Freedom?

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Our Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Tucker – Love Is Liberty’s Muse.

Guests can remain until 8:00 PM to talk with speakers and other guests. Friday event closes at 8:00 PM. There will be no planned breaks on Friday because of time restraints the event will go from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


Saturday Event – 7:30 AM: The Freedom Summit is open to the public. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM there will also be a Continental Breakfast.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Maj Toure (during breakfast) Black Guns Matter  – Engaging Urban Communities in the 2nd Amendment Fight.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: (CLE Optional) Attorney Marc J. Victor – What I Learned About the Criminal Justice System from Neanderthals and Liars.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Break.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: (CLE Optional) Clint Bolick – State Constitutions:  A Greater Protection for Freedom.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: David Friedman – Market Failure, an Argument Both For and Against Government.

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch will be served.

12:45 PM- 1:30 PM: Alessandro Fusillo (during lunch) – Law as a Praxeological Category.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Ed Stringham – The Fable of the Leeches.

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: (CLE Optional) Robert Anthony Peters – The Art of Jury Nullification and Why It Matters Today.

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Break.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Butler Shaffer – Libertarian Thinking in the Next Renaissance.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM: Ernie Hancock – Decentralize Everything – Anarchy Is Only 62 Miles Away.

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM: Charles Goyette – You’re Going to Miss Western Civilization.

Guests can remain until 6:00 PM to talk with speakers and other guests. Saturday event closes at 6:00 PM.

* The M/C for the event will be Stephanie Hill.



Segment 1&2:


Maj Toure is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist turned 2nd Amendment activist from North Philly. His following began after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as “the Prophet of Philadelphia.” He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd amendment education and information for urban communities. Maj has been featured in the New York Times, Breitbart News, National Public Radio, Fox News, CNN, and NRANews for his out of the box approach to 2nd amendment advocacy. Maj is on a 50 states tour educating urban Americans on their 2nd amendment rights and responsibilities.

Maj Toure, the founder of Black Guns Matter, presents a highly interactive session on the misconceptions, myths, and successes of engaging urban communities in the 2nd amendment fight. Maj will share lessons he’s learning hosting the 50 States Firearm Education Tour, take questions from the audience on engaging urban communities, and explain how companies and organizations can support the Black Guns Matter movement.

Topic: Black Guns Matter- Engaging Urban Communities in the 2nd Amendment Fight

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01-30-18 — John Brakey – DaviBarker – Cat Thor — (VIDEO & MP3s LOADED)

John Brakey

, Vote Fraud

Hour 1 – John Brakey (AUDITAZ; Election Nightmares) provides an update on the lawsuit on ballot integrity in Alabama’s recent special election; Unrig the System Conference

Hour 2 – Freedom’s Phoenix Headline News

Hour 3 – Cat Thor (Dark Horse Unlimited) on Emcee at the Freedom Summit

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January 30th, 2018

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Hour 1

2018-01-30 Hour 1 John Brakey from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

John Brakey

John Brakey is a co-founder of AUDIT-AZ (American’s United for Democracy, Integrity,and Transparency in Elections, Arizona) and Special Task Force leader for Citizens Oversight for Verifiable Elections








John’s previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:




Topics Referenced…

We filed in Alabama Supreme court an answer on Jan 1st and the AL SOS was expose to a reply on Jan 8th and to this date has filed nothing.

2) Several from mt team are going to New Orleans to the Unrig the system Conference.   https://unrigsummit.com/#what

3) After the Unrig conference  a week later on 14 or 15th Tim White and I are off to Va (is 80%)  Maryland, DC, Road Island  and Maine are all 100% digital imaged by ES&S using the DS200.  Also I want to know if there are connected to the internet.

Draft only and being edited of our handout for Unrig Conference. 

Unrig Summit:

Convening the Brightest Minds from the Right and Left to Fix American Politics…and Party in New Orleans

Conservatives. Progressives. Solutions.

This is no ordinary conference. No endless panels and speeches. It’s fast-paced and fun, with plenty of time to self-organize as you mingle with top advocacy leaders, academics, comedians, musicians, celebrities, activists, philanthropists and journalists. This is about crossing partisan and ideological divides and working together on concrete solutions to unrig America’s political system…. with plenty of New Orleans fun mixed in. 


The Summit runs from Friday, February 2nd, 1pm through Sunday, February 4th, 2pm CT. Key programming will take place all 3 days, so plan on being in attendance for the entire event.


Saturday night is the marquee event of the Summit: Unrigged Live! An inspiring evening of live music, stand-up comedy, and short speeches in a 1,800-seat historic New Orleans theater. The evening will be hosted by Jennifer Lawrence and Adam McKay and will be livestreamed on multiple platforms. Speakers include Represent.Us Director Josh Silver; Professor Richard Painter; comedians Nikki Glaser, and Adam Yenser; astronaut Ron Garan; former State Senator and Our Revolution President Nina Turner and more, with live music from HoneyHoney, and the legendary New Orleans-based Preservation All-Stars.


McAlister Auditorium

Tulane University


Tickets: FREE with registration



Learn How-Publicly Verified Elections are Key to De-Corrupting Our Democracy!

ABSTRACT: A New Way Forward: Public Oversight of Vote-Counting Using Existing Technology

AUDIT-USA (Americans United for Democracy, Integrity and Transparency in Elections, USA Contact: John Roberts Brakey, (cell) 520-339-2696 –  Email: JohnBrakey@gmail.com and Emily Levy – Email:  juiceforjustice@gmail.com

The aftermath of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary and General election has brought into public awareness the vulnerability of our election systems to manipulation by outside forces. Unless we rapidly address these systematic vulnerabilities, we have no right to expect that future election outcomes will accurately reflect the will of the voters.

Fortunately, a newly developed method of public oversight of elections allows for far greater accountability and transparency. This unique method can be achieved in time for the 2018 and 2020 election cycles. We will illustrate how the public can now play a direct role in safeguarding democracy by using technological advancements in electronic vote-tallying machines to verify for ourselves and the world the accuracy of election results.

Furthermore, this new technology already is widely in use can detect evidence of and thereby deter manipulation by ‘insiders’ and any attempts from ‘outsiders’ like foreign governments or hackers to corrupt our democracy.

This advancement is explained by Dr. Tom Ryan, former chair and founding member of the Pima County Election Integrity Commission:

“…There is a simple way to make our elections more transparent. How? By releasing anonymous digital images of the paper ballots. Many modern tabulation systems, including those used in most of Arizona’s counties, create and count such images as part of routine ballot processing. Releasing these images would allow anyone to count the ballots, either by hand or using automated software.”

Digital scanned ballot images are now the industry standard in electronic vote tallying machines and are presently being used in approximately 50% of election jurisdictions. By November 2018, 60%, 2020, it is projected that 85% of all votes will be counted on machines that have built-in digital imagery and those images is what machine counted. When these scanned ballot images are compared with electronic results, it will become apparent whether the machine results are valid.

While the advancement made with scanned ballot images provides election integrity advocates a path forward in safeguarding our democracy, this solution will not be implemented without intense advocacy.  Even where election departments have acquired this new ballot image technology, AUDIT-AZ/USA has discovered that those departments are not using the technology to its fullest capacity, whether through ignorance or intention. Our full report has detailed examples. Link to paper:  https://tinyurl.com/y9r8vwrh

If fully implemented, this new system can eliminate the opportunity to manipulate or change the outcome of elections with impunity—that is, zero risk of detection–that has bedeviled the old “mark sense” system.  

In a 2009 RFI a “Request For Information,” correspondence between New York City Election Department and ES&S on the DS200 regarding Ballot Images, ES&S wrote: “Safeguards voter intent – The system captures and retains digital images of every scanned ballot for auditing and adjudication.”  

ES&S also confirmed to San Francisco Election department in a RFI: “g. Creates and facilities the posting of ballot images files on the department’s website so that members of the public can tabulate the same vote information that the Department uses when tallying the official results.” 

The bad news: The forces of the Status Quo are suppressing this information, destroying the ballot images or releasing image debris instead of images in the audit-able format built into the ES&S DS series and other digital scan systems.

We know from our Arizona lawsuits that the court properly recognized that images are part of the chain-of-custody, when Superior Court Judge Gordon asked the attorney for Pima County, “If you take voted ballots, take a photo copy of them and use those copies to count votes, what makes you think that you can destroy them?”  He then ruled from the bench that the images must be protected.

In Alabama on December 11, 2017 AUDIT-AZ initiated a case to protect the ballot images in THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, again a judge ruled from the bench that the ballot images cannot be destroyed.  

Our job must be to investigate, educate and litigate by utilizing special legal actions that move fast. We have a plan. We’re doing it in two red states, Arizona, Alabama and you can help in others states by being informed.  

We’ve discovered that Fraction Magic, an app, could be installed that causes votes to be counted as fractions instead of a whole vote.  Uncovered by BlackBoxVoting.org, this app if used, can only change the vote tally numbers.  However, it cannot change a complex hard copy, hand-marked paper ballot, pegged to its corresponding scanned ballot image.  When fully implemented, the ballot images and the audit features of these new voting machines can prevent fraudulent practices, including via fractionalized voting and other malicious programming. Link to paper: https://tinyurl.com/y9r8vwrh

Even so-called “Logic and Accuracy tests” done before or after an election begins are subject to programmable overrides. Auditor Mickey Duniho, a master programmer retired after 37 years with the National Security Agency (NSA), testified in court: “[A] L & A test only shows that the machines are working right at that moment.”

The security of electronic data can no longer be taken for granted in an age when Volkswagen, “…deliberately programmed 600,000 diesel cars distributed in the U.S. to deceive users – programming them to turn on pollution controls WHILE BEING TESTED and then turning off when on the road.”

AUDIT-USA has developed and will employ a comprehensive strategy to introduce public verification audits into the election process, putting the power of election oversight back into the hands of the people. We want elections that are transparent, trackable and publicly verified NOW!


Secure necessary regulations, procedures, and legal precedents to establish protection of election materials, and meaningful access to enable public oversight

Develop scalable procedures for overseeing vote counting using the Brakey method

Conduct public education and advocacy training to achieve the above goals and assemble election transparency teams to provide public oversight in multiple states

CONCLUSION:  After the many fiascos during the 2016 elections that featured widespread news of hacking and systematic electronic voter suppression, the American people are questioning our election process. In this moment of crisis, we have an opportunity to provide a real solution for the democracy crisis: transparency.  With help from funders and organizers, we can give Americans back the power to oversee our elections and once again trust in election results.

BE THE “WE” with AUDIT-AZ: Join the movement. Learn how we could make Elections Publicly Verified! Our paper goes into detail by giving a view of the problems and how we can take away the impunity of the Black Box to cheat by making it into a transparent box! Link to paper: https://tinyurl.com/y9r8vwrh


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01-25-18 — Tim Picciott – Dave Scotese – John Whitehead – Davi Barker – (VIDEO & MP3s LOADED)

John Whitehead

Polic State
, Predictions

Hour 3 – Segment 1-3: John Whitehead (Rutherford Institute) updates us on the American police state; provides 2018 Predictions; Segment 4+: Davi Barker In Studio…


Hour 3

2018-01-25 Hour 3 John Whitehead, Davi Barker from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

John Whitehead

Founder of the Rutherford Institute

Webpage: https://www.rutherford.org/


John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead’s concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whitehead serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (www.rutherford.org), as well being distributed to several hundred newspapers, and hosting a national public service radio campaign. Whitehead’s aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom.

Whitehead has been the subject of numerous newspaper, magazine and television profiles, ranging from Gentleman’s Quarterly to CBS’ 60 Minutes. Articles by Whitehead have been printed in the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, the Washington Post and USA Today, among others.

Whitehead gained international renown as a result of his role as co-counsel in Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton. Whitehead continues to speak out in defense of a woman’s right to be free from sexual harassment and frequently comments on a variety of legal issues in the national media. He has been interviewed by the following national and international media (partial list): CrossfireO’Reilly FactorCNN Headline NewsLarry King LiveNightlineDatelineThe Today ShowGood Morning AmericaCBS Evening NewsCBS This MorningThis Week with Sam and CokieRivera LiveBurden of Proof, Late Edition with Wolf BlitzerFOX News SundayHardball, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street JournalUSA TodayNational Public RadioBBC NewsnightBBC Radio, British Sky “Tonight” and “Sunday,” TF1 (French TV) and Greek national television.

The author of numerous books on a variety of legal and social issues, as well as pamphlets and brochures providing legal information to the general public, Whitehead has also written numerous magazine and journal articles. Whitehead’s most recent books include Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. In addition, he wrote and directed the documentary video series Grasping for the Wind, as well as its companion book, which focus on key cultural events of the 20th Century. The series received two Silver World Medals at the New York Film and Video Festival and is now available on DVD.

Whitehead has filed numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also been co-counsel in several landmark Supreme Court cases as well. His law reviews have been published in Emory Law JournalPepperdine Law ReviewHarvard Journal on LegislationWashington and Lee Law ReviewCumberland Law ReviewTulsa Law Journaland the Temple University Civil Rights Law Review.

Born in 1946 in Tennessee, John W. Whitehead earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in 1969 and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1974. He served as an officer in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971.

John’s previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:



John’s recent articles:

January 22, 2018

Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better: Round Ups, Checkpoints and National ID Cards 

We are not supposed to be living in a “show me your papers” society. Despite this, the U.S. government has recently introduced measures allowing police and other law enforcement officials to stop individuals (citizens and noncitizens alike), demand they identify themselves, and subject them to patdowns, warrantless searches, and interrogations. These actions fly in the face of longstanding constitutional safeguards forbidding such police state tactics.

January 16, 2018

Silence Is Betrayal: Get Up, Stand Up, Speak Up for Your Rights 

They—the powers-that-be, the Deep State, the controllers, the financiers, the war hawks—want us in a state of civil unrest. They want the riots and the mob violence and the political discord and the state of panic. They want us to fight each other and be incapable of taking a united stand against tyranny. They want us silent and subservient. We have been silent too long. We have been silent for all the wrong reasons.

January 08, 2018

Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us 

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled: it will not hear the case of Young v. Borders. Despite the fact that a 26-year-old man was gunned down by police who banged on the wrong door at 1:30 am, failed to identify themselves as police, and then repeatedly shot and killed the innocent homeowner who answered the door while holding a gun in self-defense, the justices of the high court refused to intervene to address police misconduct.

January 03, 2018

A Tale of Two Americas: Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Go to Jail 

This is the tale of two Americas, where the rich get richer and the poor go to jail.


Video Discussed on the Show:

Rutherford Institute

Published on Mar 9, 2017

According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of “Escape from New York” and “Robocop” — with dashes of the “Warriors” and “Divergent” thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers.

At least that’s the scenario outlined in “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a five-minute video that has been used at the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations University. All that stands between the coming chaos and the good people of Lagos and Dhaka (or maybe even New York City) is the U.S. Army, according to the video, which The Intercept obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.

See: https://theintercept.com/2016/10/13/p…

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01-11-18 — Patrick Wood – Dr Phranq Tamburri = The Trump Report (MP3s & Video LOADED)

Phranq Tamburri

Trump Report

Hour 3 – Dr. Phranq Tamburri, NMD LIVE In Studio for the Trump Report (Cont’d)


Hour 3

Dr. Phranq Tamburri, NMD 

In Studio for The Trump Report – Cont’d

Webpages: http://www.longevitymedical.com/



Phranq’s previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:



Dr. Phranq Tamburri is a naturopathic physician specializing in men’s health with a sub-specialty in prostate cancer. In tandem to these fields, Dr. Tamburri treats male hormone deficiency, low energy, and sexual performance. Although naturopathic medicine is a specialty in itself, Dr. Tamburri has garnered recognition as an expert in the field of prostate cancer assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; each of the preceding from a balanced natural and allopathic perspective. His training in this area has been varied and wide in scope. As Chief Resident from his Alma Mater, he trained under Mayo trained urologist Bernard Gburek, M.D. at Scottsdale North Hospital while at the same time apprenticed under CMO and Physician of the Year Thomas Kruzel, N.D. who specialized in natural urology. Dr. Tamburri later was director of the Men’s Health Clinic at his local teaching clinic. Currently he is long term professor of Clinical Urology at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and also sits as a member of the AZNMA and is the only naturopathic physician on the AZ State Funded SW Prostate Cancer Awareness Council. Dr. Tamburri has been published in this area along with multiple lectures to fellow physicians at yearly professional conventions. Recently he has been asked to serve as expert witness for the State of Arizona Board of Medical Examiners with regard to the management of natural prostate cancer assessment and treatment.

Dr. Tamburri, on his limited down time, loves to study Early American and World History in both didactics and in travels. He has taught inline skating for many years, hikes often with fellow doctors, and recently began pursuit as a poi practitioner!

Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment

Dr. Tamburri’s NP Packet

Urological Questionnaire

Prostate Packet

Dr. Phranq Tamburri November 2008 NDNR article

Dr. Phranq Tamburri September 2007 NDNR article


Our Cups Runneth Over

Future Predictions for 2018 by Ernest Hancock

(Publisher of FreedomsPhoenix.com)

It’s difficult for me to argue whether humanity’s future is a cup half empty or half full when it’s sitting at the bottom of the Marianas Trench in an ocean of opportunity. And while we are thinking in 3 dimensional terms, look up. Limitless possibilities await us and no institutions claim a monopoly of force 100km above sea level “(Anarchy is only 62 miles away”).

Since 2005, FreedomsPhoenix has archived news and events from a libertarian/anarchist’s perspective (Category indexed since 2005 / Newsletter archive since 2007). We intentionally posted the perspectives of those we disagreed with so that we could directly compare our advocacies with theirs and demonstrate what we thought was a superior ideology.

For every technology that has been weaponized, there are countless possibilities and pursued benefits to life on Earth. For every fear filled bucket of concerns, there are oceans of options for the most isolated and undiscovered minds in the remotest areas of the globe.

I know of the impact of comparing and debating the issues of collectivization/centralization vs decentralization/individual liberty for the benefit of anyone paying attention, but I’m increasingly convinced that we are entering an era of  inspiration and imagination. The freeing aspects of technologies that serve the interests of individuals are exponentially increasing and I have an ever increasing desire to purge my mind of ‘negative waves’ broadcasts by the fear mongers.

At the end of 2017, there is about 50% of the Earth’s population without access to the Internet. This is about to dramatically change.

ANY ideology, product, business or system that doesn’t plan for and support Earth’s population having access to the accumulated knowledge of humanity in not too many years will become free-market ‘road kill’ as logic, reason and overwhelming evidence lights a path for Generation Next.

All efforts to divert individuals’ attention and resources to institutions via force and fear are destined to fail at an ever increasing rate. Oh, there will definitely be massive efforts to herd people like livestock in anticipation of ‘harvesting’, but they are increasingly short lived and are exposed for what they are,… slavery.

Massive economic shifts and cyclic events have already added to the general understanding of reality for billions of individual minds. And what should we expect when this number of minds double and information is available less censored, faster and peer vetted without surveillance?

FreedomsPhoenix.com has featured an index called Top Tech News where we have chronologically listed new technologies of impact. From this index, we have selected those stories that highlight the uses of technologies that serve the decentralized options for individuals in several separated categories listed on PiratesWithoutBorders.

PiratesWithoutBorders is a fun vehicle for the promotion of decentralization as a philosophy and to discover supporting technologies. This philosophy is detailed with Letters of Captain Marque. Enjoy.

The foundation for our 2018 efforts have been under construction for decades in anticipation of a decentralized communication network. Our supporters have joined us in our effort to ride the launch of humanity’s exponential growth to reach our ever expanding potential. But we recognized a decade ago that investments in the current Social Media structure was counter to our philosophy and our resources were directed to the accumulation of content saved on our servers ready to populate a decentralized network. Over 200,000 headlines and thousands of original articles and thousands of original videos and radio interviews have been archived in anticipation of avoiding the Memory Hole.

I am very encouraged by the inevitability of me (or my Avatar) being able to compete in the free-market of ideas on an open and level field. The ‘enslavers’ have had so many advantages for so long, just to maintain any relevance in world events, that a level playing field will make it seem as though ‘The Game’ is rigged in our favor.

Tools increasing productivity will increasingly be available to every individual on the planet and at lower and lower costs, making coercive institutions irrelevant. And when the next half of the world’s population becomes aware of these products, services and philosophies the trajectory of humanity will only be accurately anticipated by those that bet long on the insurmountable desire of every individual to pursue their own happiness,… and that’s where we come in.

Inspiration by being an example of what is possible and how, will bring hope where it is needed, and thus requested, most.

It has been 30 years since my family committed our efforts to free as many minds as possible and we have been prepping for what I think is waiting for us in 2018.

The concept for FreedomsPhoenix was born in 1996 with the understanding that when Video could be posted and viewed by anyone on the Internet, we would launch the effort. The next stage would take place when those Videos could not be censored or eliminated. Well, I believe that 2018 will be the year that this option will be wide spread.

In anticipation of this new paradigm, I would recite slogans to remind our readers and listeners of what I anticipated. “It won’t happen all at once, but it will happen overnight”. What I mean by this is that the news will be filled with coercive institutional efforts to control people via fear and force, but that in the span of even a single day there will be a general understanding of what humanity has been burdened with all of this time,… and rejected

I am of the opinion that there will be enough individuals intellectually, physically and emotionally prepared to inspire a revolution of general opinion. Oh,… and don’t be surprised if we discover that we truly are connected to each other in a real way.

I am of the opinion that, “In the End Freedom Always Wins,… It Just Gets Really Messy First”. Well, I’m increasingly encouraged by supporting evidence that it may not even get that messy. And, not for very long for those willing to embrace decentralization as a life philosophy.

What percentage of 3 billion people newly exposed to freely competing ideas will openly choose self-determination, freedom of thought, non-aggression and the concept of self ownership? Well, I’m certain it’s a much larger number than the enslavers are comfortable with.

This letter isn’t a prediction as much as it is a time stamp. A declaration of what is already happening and a hope that you’ll enjoy the ride along with others of like mind.


Ernest Hancock

Publisher of FreedomsPhoenix.com

Host of “www.DeclareYourIndependenceWithErnestHancock.com

I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid… you’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin. I’m going to hang up this phone, and then I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.” – Neo

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