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Detroit "devolves" into voluntary society. *Sort of*

http://news.yahoo.com

A growing collection of volunteers, some affluent, some just average guys riding their Toros, are trying to pick up some services that local government can't provide.

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The Ultimate Test for any Politician or Political Philosophy...

http://www.lneilsmith.org

In a world where there's never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician -- or political philosophy -- is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.

It's a Vulcan mind-meld. It's the ultimate test to which any politician -- or political philosophy -- can be put.

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Hairdresser Sentenced to 40 Lashes for Drinking Alcohol

http://www.news.com.au

Alcohol consumption is banned in Qatar, except in hotels and for non Muslims who obtain special licenses.

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EDITORIAL: Freedom’s just another word

http://www.washingtontimes.com

EDITORIAL: Freedom’s just another word
Freedom means different things to each of us, but in New Jersey, California and New York, shrinking personal and economic freedom means shrinking population. In the decade since 2001, New York has lost 9 percent of its population, California 4.5 percent, and New Jersey 5.6 percent.

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USPS Discrimination Against Atheists?

http://www.atheistberlin.com

Berlin company selling atheist shoes discovers their being discriminated against by the USPS. Packages with Atheist tape get lost 10X more often than other packages.

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A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

http://www.ted.com

Growing your own food is like printing your own money. Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys." Gangsta gardener.

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Internet Archive Paying Employees in Bitcoin

http://bitcoinmagazine.com

The Internet Archive, one of the most widely known nonprofit organizations in the internet community, has just announced that they intend to start paying a portion of their employees’ salaries in Bitcoin

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You Should Be Able to "Dear John" The State

http://www.downsizedc.org

Is The State more important than your religious beliefs? ...more binding than your marriage? You can divorce both — give either a Dear John letter, if you please. But you cannot break up with The State.

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TODAY ONLY: Download "Voluntary Islam" by Davi Barker for FREE

http://www.amazon.com

Today's the day! Davi Barker's first book, "Voluntary Islam Islam and Other Essays" has been released! And the eBook version is free for the Amazon Kindle until midnight tonight.

Davi Barker, known as The Muslim Agorist, is a prolific writer with a passion for philosophy, economics, history and theology. A recipient of the Brass Crescent Award, he advances the Voluntaryist cause with his analysis of the confluence of values between Islam and libertarianism as well as contemporary movements from the Tea Party to the Arab Spring.

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Young, Liberal and Open to Big Government

http://www.nytimes.com

Under-30 voters are “the only age group in which a majority said the government should do more to fix problems,” the nonpartisan Pew Research Center reported in November. In a Pew survey a year earlier, more than 8 in 10 said they believed that Social Security and Medicare had been good for the country, and they were especially supportive of seeing the programs overhauled so they would be intact when they retire. (Young people were also more open than their elders to privatizing the programs.)

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TEN WAYS A LIBERTARIAN SOCIETY WOULD BE DIFFERENT

http://fff.org

How much would a libertarian society differ from the statist society in which we live? It would be radically different. Here are ten ways a libertarian society would be different:

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Liberty Is Making the World Richer. You're Included.

http://www.garynorth.com

"One of the things which I do not understand is the appalling pessimism within the American Right. I realize that a lot of promoters are cashing in on this pessimism. They get rich by preaching that everything is going to hell in a handbasket. Everything is not going to hell in a handbasket. Communism and Fabian socialism went to hell in a handbasket. Keynesianism is going to hell in a handbasket. Liberty isn't."

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Personality Type

http://dollarvigilante.com

What is your personality type? Does your personality type make you more prone to seek liberty?

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8 great fictional nonviolent superheroes:

http://www.forbes.com

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 8 great fictional nonviolent superheroes:

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate a rare beast in fiction: nonviolent heroes.

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Belgium To Prosecute Scientology As Criminal Organization

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Federal public prosecutors in Belgium will institute legal proceedings against the church of Scientology in that country and seek to recognize it as a criminal organization. The church of Scientology -- which is not recognized as a faith in Belgium -- and several of its top-ranking members face charges including extortion, fraud, illegal practice of medicine and violation of privacy laws, according to Flanders News.

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Bitcoin to be regulated in 2013?

http://www.datelinezero.com

In Dec 2012 a European bitcoin exchange said it had been granted "payments service provider status" by French government officials. (Meaning French government considered the exchange to be like Paypal.) If other companies that trade in BTC seek to be legitimized by governments, it could undermine one of the basic things that defines BTC -- that it works best outside the "white market" sector.

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Exploring Anarchy

http://c4ss.org

For the ancient Chinese masters, political awakening was complementary to spiritual awakening. In the martial arts, they saw more than a tool for war, that ultimate form of political conflict — they also saw a vehicle for reaching a superior state of consciousness, of connection with the cosmos that would spontaneously mold a virtuous character for the warrior. They called it the state of “effortless action” (wu wei), and was considered to be indispensable for reaching sociopolitical harmony, peace and prosperity among peoples.

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Blueseed has raised its startup capital

http://tech.co

This week, Blueseed, the planned startup community on a ship, received seed funding from leading venture capitalists. Backers include Floodgate Fund, Correlation Ventures, and Xu Xiaoping and Wang Qiang of Chinese investment fund ZhenFund.

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The Goal Is Freedom: Individualist Collectivism

http://fff.org

Is the free market an individualist or collectivist social arrangement? Don’t answer too quickly. It’s a trick question. Most people — free-market friend and free-market foe alike — will answer “individualist.” And that makes perfect sense. The free market describes a political/legal environment in which individuals are at liberty to engage in any peaceful activity, with only force and fraud prohibited. No one may aggressively interfere with another human being’s peaceful projects.

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The liberal presidency

http://www.aljazeera.com

Not confronted with the stench of rotting bodies, the wail of fathers who lost their children, the cry of children who lost their mothers, the silence when whole families are shredded and burned by our freedom, the American liberal is free to imagine Barack Obama as both a grand leader and something of a friend. Thanks to an award-winning ad campaign, Obama the product - not the man, because who knows that? - is smart, hip and sophisticated, or everything George W Bush was not. But here's the thing with that, friend. Barack Obama is the US President, which is to say: A bad person. A murderer.

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