DeLorean is Back But Why Did It Go? Because Govt

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TL;DR The politicians giveth, and the politicians taketh away.

This morning, I was delighted to read that the DeLorean, the car made famous by the 1985 movie “Back to the Future” is back in production after more than 30 years. I read through a handful of articles about its return and tried to figure out why it went away. I was surprised by a comment by DeLerean CEO Stephen Wynne, who said,

“It’s fantastic. It is a game-changer for us. We’ve been wanting this to happen. That was a green light to go back into production. That was prohibited. It was against the law to do it.”

Why was it against the law? I got on the phone with the Vice President of the company, James Espey, who explained it to me:

The DeLorean did not meet current Federal requirements, but a new law exempts it. The new law states that if a manufacturer produces fewer than 5,000 cars per year, then it is considered a “Low-Volume Manufacturer,” and they are therefore allowed to produce up to 325 “replica vehicles,” defined in the law as “a vehicle that resembles the body of another motor vehicle produced at least 25 years ago.” That makes them a new special class of vehicle with their own set of requirements. James shared the text of the law with me, and I will link to it here.

In other words, people calling themselves the federal government threatened to steal from car manufacturers if they produce vehicles that do not meet their requirements, and then they exempted certain manufacturers from those requirements.

Want your own DeLorean? Tough. You better be one of the lucky 325 first people to buy because the politicians will put the company out of business if they produce more than that.

Bitcoin, Guns and Gold | Come and Talk It

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Steven Zeiler and I talk bitcoin with Michael Cargill and Sheldon Weisfeld of CoinValt on the show “Come and Talk It” airing live every Sunday from 4-5p Central on 1370 AM. We covered how bitcoins are generated, how anonymous (or not) they are, and what people are using them for today. We also speculate about the future of the price, the importance of blockchain technology, and other cryptocurrencies!

Stocking Stuffer: Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree Now Available @ Bull Moose in Keene

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Now Open in Keene @ Hannaford Plaza

Regional physical media chain Bull Moose recently opened its doors in the old Video Headquarters location in the Hannaford plaza on West Street in Keene. They carry a wide variety of media including video games, cds, vinyl, DVD, Bluray, and even books! It’s refreshing to see someone trying to keep physical media distribution alive – hopefully it works out for them. Kudos also to Bull Moose for carrying Keene-produced-and-edited documentary Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree on DVD!

DJVCS DVDs on-the-shelf at Bull Moose, Keene!

DJVCS DVDs on-the-shelf at Bull Moose, Keene!

Of course, you can watch the feature-length documentary produced by Free State Project participants for free in its entirety online, but that doesn’t do you any good if you’re looking for a gift for this holiday season. Victimless Crime Spree makes a great stocking stuffer, and Bull Moose in Keene is selling it for LESS than Amazon! Amazon has it listedfor $7.93 while Bull Moose has it on-the-shelf, brand new, for just $6.97! There’s no cheaper place to purchase the Director’s Cut DVD, which is loaded with hours of bonus footage and even features TWO commentary tracks!

Bull Moose has three copies in stock as of yesterday, so if you’re looking for a perfect last-minute gift, stop in to 401B West St. in the Hannaford plaza. They’re open until midnight tonight and 7pm on Christmas Eve.

If you don’t live in the Keene area, just grab your copy at Amazon where it qualifies for Amazon Prime and Free Super-Saver Shipping!

Make Money Podcasting With This One Weird Trick

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In past years the media panels at Keenevention have been nuts-and-bolts how-tos on being the media. This year was similarly informative and useful, focusing on monetizing liberty media efforts. Shire Dude headed up an excellent panel of experienced liberty media producers for this year’s Media Panel. Panelists included Derrick J Freeman of Flaming Freedom, Darryl W. Perry of Free Press Publications, and Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project. Here’s the full, nearly-90-minute panel:

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Big thanks to our 2015 video sponsor – Roberts & Roberts Brokerage – when you’re serious about precious metals – they take bitcoin!

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Spread Your Vagina Wings and Fly | Flaming Freedom

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Joe Jarvis, Steven Zeiler, Derrick J, KJ, Leslee, and Alec talk about not talking about trans stuff anymore. A (straight) member of the liberty community raped a girl and should face way worse consequences in a private market for justice. Joe said that under his protection service, a victim would have 24 hours to kill her assailant without consequences. KJ critiques everyone’s websites and everything else they do. Leslee explains why gender dysphoria is legitimate, but Alec says no. Derrick J wants to talk about Jeff Berwick getting pushed around on the Mexican version of Jersey Shore, and everyone laments the lack of gay rappers.

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Crypto-Homos Sing Pinochet Propaganda

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This week I joined the Crypto Show! We discussed the recent “Who is Satoshi” madness coming out of Wired, my movie Victimless Crime Spree, the podcasts CopBlock Radio and Flaming Freedom, as well as gay fathers and cryptocurrencies that aim for parity with gold. It was a fun-filled, musical episode! Get the full skinny here:

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Bitcoin Evangelism in San Francisco

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Steven and I went to eat at one of our favorite restaurants in the famous Haight-Ashbury neighborhood last night, and instead of using a WageCan debit card, credit card, or cash, we used bitcoin! That’s because we helped the owner get set up accepting bitcoin through payment processor BitPay. I used the AirBitz wallet to pay the bill. It was fast and easy. Check out this video of our success!

This Sexy Man Wants to Teach You Programming

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Free Talk SF has now been rebranded “The Steven Zeiler Show,” and I was lucky enough to be featured in the first episode! In it, Steven introduces his new course teaching others how to make oodles of money by learning how to code with Node.js. Learn from someone who has made software that sold for millions. This is the stuff you won’t learn in books. The REAL nitty gritty of how the code interacts with servers and databases. This video series has it all. Plus! 10 things women over thirty should never wear!