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Some comments on my departure

December 23rd, 2015 - 10:43pm by FTL_Mark in

I’ve been called a lot of things over the last few days: whiny, bitch, cunt, entitled, murderer, asshole, unrealistic, cuck and pathetic to name a few. You can mix and match them at your pleasure. It could be a fun little game of Mad Libs.” The whiny, pathetic murderer is acting like an unrealistic entitled cunt.”

Obviously, there has been an outpouring of support, but I can’t say that much of this doesn’t sting.

So, Ima splain myself as best I can. Your emotions about my departure are relevant and important. But if your emotions and thoughts are important, then mine are too. So, here they are.

Free Talk Live is a mission, not just a radio program and a business. We want to spread the Ideas of Liberty to anyone that can listen. We give away what others charge for, with the intention that people are able to easily hear it. No one has shown more dedication to the mission than Ian and I. I have likened us to street preachers and I think it is very apt. We have...

This Week's FTL News

December 23rd, 2015 - 12:28pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Was Saturday's episode of Free Talk Live Mark's last time hosting? Listen to the show to hear Mark & Ian talk about everything from gun rights to lawn darts, and then Mark ends the show with the announcment that he might not be coming back from his vacation to continue hosting the show. Mark also just posted this blog reflecting on his exit from the airwaves of Free Talk Live: Some comments on my departure

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This Week's FTL News

December 16th, 2015 - 12:44pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Sunday's episode of Free Talk Live, Mark & Ian talk with a guest to start out the show, Jack Spirko of the Survival Podcast and then discuss topics from Star Wars to property taxes.

Blogs: Ian Appears on "Declare Your Independence" with Ernest Hancock 2015-12-10

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This Week's FTL News

December 9th, 2015 - 1:46pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Saturday's episode of Free Talk Live, Mark & Ian discuss everything from the Machete Slashing attack that was "for Syria" to Free Market fire protection.

Blogs: Mark's latest blog is " Meat isn't Murder ", do you agree with Mark when it comes to eating meat?

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FTL Weekly News & Info On How To Enter Our Drawing for a D.A.D.

December 2nd, 2015 - 2:32pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

We are holding a drawing to win one of the best non lethal self defense products available, the D.A.D. or the Defense Alert Device by TigerLight.

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But if you send a guess of a number from 1-1000 to contest@freetalklive.com by December 4th you will be entered into our drawing for your chance to win a D.A.D.

So check out TigerLight.net and send in your guess if having this powerful personal self defense tool interests you.

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Meat isn't Murder

December 1st, 2015 - 6:49pm by FTL_Mark in

So, I just had to put my cat down today. It hurts, Moosh was a good boy, but he was sick and had been sick for a long time. It is better for everyone. Few dispute that there comes a time when animals need to be put down, but a vocal minority have a big problem with killing animals for food. This usually centers around their concerns surrounding death and suffering. They equate death and suffering, but they are totally different things, as evidenced by my unpleasant chore today.

First, I want to say, vegetarianism is great and probably pretty healthy for adults. I am not dissing your lifestyle, if this is what you choose. Nor am I saying that empathy is a bad thing. It is what makes us good humans, but we need to put rationality before emotion.

Eating meat, in and of itself, isn’t bad, from a moral stand point, right? I mean, can the most stalwart vegan complain if one eats the meat of an animal that died naturally? I would think not. Death, is something that all...

You can now AMP with Bitcoin! (Anonymously, if you want!)

November 26th, 2015 - 7:51pm by FTL_Ian in

Listeners asked and now it's here - bitcoin AMPing! For many years, the Free Talk Live AMP program (Advertise, Market, Promote) has accepted credit cards and Paypal. Now, I'm proud to announce that we're accepting bitcoin for the Free Talk Live AMP program. You can now AMP with bitcoin in two ways: prepaid or monthly. The prepaid AMP you can do from your own bitcoin wallet while the monthly AMP requires a coinbase account. Either way, we collect no billing info on our bitcoin AMPers, since we don't need that info. That means that you are anonymous as you want to be! Go ahead and try it out at AMP.FreeTalkLive.com !

Testing the new email list.

November 23rd, 2015 - 10:09am by FTL_Ian in


We've been working behind the scenes to migrate our email list from Google Groups to our own server. This task should now be complete and this is the first email to be sent to the new in-house list.

That means that to unsubscribe now, instead of using google groups, you can go to our website, log in, and hit "unsubscribe" on the "Sign up for FTL newsletters" area.

If you haven't yet been to our new site, please drop into http://freetalklive.com and check it out - it's newly redesigned for 2015. I hope you like it. Also, if you like what we do, that is, bringing the message of liberty to the airwaves seven-nights-per-week on over 160 radio stations - please AMP the show at http://amp.freetalklive.com - it's only $5 a month and you get some cool perqs.

Stay tuned for a new weekly newsletter from Free Talk Live - coming soon!

Thanks for listening, Ian

We've moved our email list off of Google Groups!

November 11th, 2015 - 11:20pm by FTL_Ian in

Good news! Google Groups is no longer hosting our FTL Updates list. We're now doing it through our server. Hopefully it will go smoothly, so we're sending this one first as a test.

Servers and programmers aren't cheap - please contribute to FTL's efforts to spread liberty at http://amp.freetalklive.com - on our NEW website!

Thanks for listening, Ian