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The Internet Sucks for Commincation

February 25th, 2016 - 7:34pm by FTL_Mark in

In the year 2016 we have more access to communication than at any time in our history, but we aren’t communicating!

Let me stress the importance of communication and concede that we are communicating better than ever before. In ancient times a man named Hero, in Egypt, created a rudimentary steam engine. In Greece they had train tracks that ran across the peninsula . Imagine how advanced we would be now if those two inventions could have been combined!

So, yes, we are communicating in many ways, like science, innovation, entertainment and recipes from grandmas. However, we are miserable at communicating ideas around issues or politics, if you prefer. It makes me mad. I see people talking past each other on Facebook all day about issues. Obviously, I think they are wrong, but they think I am too and if I take the time to type...

This Week's FTL News

February 24th, 2016 - 5:58pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: The show spent the weekend hosting the show from the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. You can l isten to Mark and Rich Paul on the Saturday's Episode talk to Matt Phillips, the new President of the FSP and to Nick Gillespie the Editor in Chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, along with a variety of other Liberty Forum attendees.

Check out the Free State Projects blog about Edward Snowden's keynote address at Liberty Forum: Snowden Speaks at Free State Project's Liberty Forum in Libertarian NH

The FSP blog includes a video of Edward Snowden speech, in case you weren't able to make it.

FTL's Ian Appears on...

This Week's FTL News

February 17th, 2016 - 11:31am by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Saturday's Episode to hear Mark and Ian dispense some advice on how a father should deal with a child who is using cocaine, especially whether or not the police should become involved.

Show where you stand on a large variety of topics with the worlds most dangerous bumper stickers from LibertyStickers.com . They are fun to just go through and take a look at even if you don't want a bumper sticker, they are almost sure to bring a smile to your face.

If you have bitcoin you can support FTL simply by going SaveAtPurse.com and get some significant discounts on items available at Amazon. Tarin Lupo did a great video explaining how to use Purse, step by step, if you are unsure about it: ...

This Week's FTL News

February 10th, 2016 - 11:02am by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Saturday's Episode and hear Free State Project President Carla Gericke discuss the FSP reaching its 20,000 signer goal with Mark and Ian before they move on to discuss a variety of other topics.

New Audio Promo: F ake Snow

Existing affiliate WSDT-AM in Soddy-Daisy, TN has added weeknights, 9-10pm.

Ian went on Carlos Morales' "Libertarian Atheist Podcast", listen HERE .

Ian went on Radical Agenda with Chris Cantwell, listen...

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February 3rd, 2016 - 11:31am by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Sunday's Episode to hear Roger Ver, AKA Bitcoin Jesus, join Mark & Ian to discuss Bitcoin, decentralization, the block size debate, and Bitcoin censorship.

New Audio Promo: Wicca Tea Party

FTL has new affiliates: KQQQ 1150 AM in Pullman, WA & also K284BW 104.7 FM in Moscow, ID. Both will have FTL on Sunday's from 8-10p.

The Free State Project has reached its goal! 20,000 liberty loving individuals have made the pledge to move to New Hampshire within 5 years of 20,000 other people signing the pledge as well and now that count down timer has begun, the move has been triggered!

Here are...

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January 27th, 2016 - 4:26pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Saturday's Episode to hear the return of Mark Edge! Mark talks about his experiences with internal immigration checkpoints while on his vacation traveling through the United States. Audio is played from a video Mark took at one of the checkpoints and be sure to stay tuned once the show ends to listen to the 45+ minute after show with Ian, Mark, & Darryl.

Mark's latest blog: Are you a US Citizen?​

LRN.FM has two new weekly podcasts: "You, Me, and BTC" & "Libertarians Working for You" with host Arvin Vohra.

New Audio Promo: Altering Consciousness

FTL has a new affiliate:...

Are you a US Citizen?

January 23rd, 2016 - 1:58pm by FTL_Mark in

I just completed the trip of a lifetime. My wife, Laura, and son Jack and I traveled, by Prius Plug-In from New Hampshire to San Diego. It was a wonderful trip marred only by all-too-frequent Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints. At one point in our trip, we did cross into Mexico. We took a few pictures in front of the Border Wall. We then were visited by a CBP Agent. He was nice and was amused by me pointing out that the border protection measures were inconsistent. The border crossings were uneventful, other than the line to get back in was very long.

One expects bored, surly Customs Agents at the Border and ours was a step up from surly. What we were surprised by was all of the Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints *within* the US. We were hindered in our progress by paramilitary troops, in the Land of the Free, on 4 occasions. On one occasion, we were just waved through. In another, my wife was quizzed if everyone was a US citizen, she answered in the affirmative. I...

This Week's FTL News

January 20th, 2016 - 5:02pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Sunday's Episode to hear Ian and Darryl talk about the appeal that has now been filed by Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the Silk Road, and how Bitcoin has died, again.

Another one of our new Audio Promos: High Dolphins

FTL has a new affiliate: WENG 107.5 FM & 1530 AM from 9p-12a on Saturdays.

Ian made an appearence on Jared Goodell's show on WFEA, you can listen to that segment HERE .

Since the last FTL weekly newsletter The Free State Project has gone up another 2%, from 95% to 97% of its goal of getting 20,000 liberty loving individuals to make the...

This Week's FTL News

January 14th, 2016 - 11:12am by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Tu es day's episode to hear Jonny Ray return to cohosting . Lots of conspiracy talk and Jonny Ray's Game of the Week: Morrowind, for the PC with a few mods to improve the graphics of this older game.

Here is another one of our new Audio Promos: Pathetic

FTL has a new major affiliate: KFXR 1190 in Dallas - our biggest market (Neilsen Market #5 nationwide), they are taking FTL seven-nights-per-week 12a-3a Central.

The first-ever muslim libertarian radio show with host Will Coley, Call to Freedom, and it will be on LRN.FM Sunday's at 10pm Eastern. Read more about it...