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Is BitPay Anti-Guns?

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Central Texas Gun Works, a popular gun store in Austin, accepts bitcoin as payment for everything they sell. Safety training, tshirts, shooting courses, and firearms. They not only sell all your favorite guns for bitcoin and ship them anywhere in the country, but they also have a bitcoin ATM in their store. They were one of the first in the country to have one, and they are long-time sponsors of projects in the liberty movement such as John Bush’s “The Liberty Beat“.

One blog is reporting that yesterday Central Texas Gun Works had its bitcoin account frozen by processor BitPay.

For those who jump the gun to point out the risk of large scale buying of illicit firearms, Michael clarifies every paying customer will need to fill out Form 4473, a United States government form that must be submitted when a person purchases a firearm from an authorized dealer. The FBI is informed and background checks are run before the transaction is completed. The store, earlier turned down by BitPay because of concerns over its firearms sales, has now partnered with CoinVoice to process its payments.

While I’m glad owner Michael Cargill was able to find a replacement processor so quickly, but I am shaking my head wondering, “Why would BitPay stop serving Michael?” I’ve tweeted them, but no response yet.

DerrickJ Hosts Angel Clark Show

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SHOW NOTES FOR 2013-04-01 ANGEL CLARK SHOW with DERRICKJ

Judge: Stockton, Calif., Can File for Bankruptcy

JT Makes $$$ by Giving Album Away:
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-29/justin-timberlake-made-a-fortune-giving-his-album-away

Rockefeller Calling for FCC Regulation of Internet:
http://intellihub.com/2013/03/29/jay-rockefeller-wants-the-fcc-to-regulate-the-internet-for-the-children/

FCC to Regulate Broadway Microphones?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/business/fcc-has-yen-for-broadways-wireless-spectrum.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Security Increased Across Texas After Murder of DA:
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/04/01/security-increased-across-state-after-north-texas-das-murder/

K-12 Climate Change Indoctrination:
http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/29/new-k-12-education-standards-to-mandate-climate-change-discourage-skeptics/

Wall St Trading in Shadows:
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/business/as-market-heats-up-trading-slips-into-shadows.xml

In Cyprus, Cash has Premium Above Digital:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-31/visualization-modern-fractional-reserve-banking-and-how-cyprus-fits

Are Bitcoins Too Popular for Their Own Good?
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/are-bitcoins-too-popular-for-their-own-good.html

Dave Ridley Civil Disobedience:
http://spiritofarcadia.org/gatsas-vs-free-press/

Others referenced:
http://freekeene.com/
http://freestateproject.org/

http://altfeed.com/

Freedoms Phoenix Talks Peace Over Violence

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What to Know Filming Police

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Hey *****,

I recommend the books, Why Peace (edited by Marc Guttman), The Most Dangerous Superstition (Larken Rose), and Adventures in Legal Land (Marc Stevens).

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– Negative outcomes:
– Arrest and charges, facing time in a concrete cell, loss of freedom, separation from family, fees, criminal record, trial (motions, hearings, bench trial, jury trial, appeal, grand, supreme…blah blah lots of court)

– The possible benefits of filming the police are:
– An objective record of what is happening at a certain place in time and space, and vindication.

– Everyone should choose for himself whether or not he is going to film at any given time. It’s not something only activists do, and it’s not something activists always do. Dave Ridley, a popular New Hampshire video blogger and Right to Record activist has backed down on several occasions when pressured by law enforcers.

The key is to Record in a time and place of your choosing. Dave backed down those times so that he could come back and return with more support, and make a bigger message — frame it YOUR way on YOUR terms instead of on THEIR terms. That’s the best way to film police — offensively, but peacefully.

The other way to record is defensively. For example, you’re pulled over in your car. You should absolutely film that interaction. It is up to you whether or not you wish to inform the officer he or she is on camera. (I’ve never been informed that I was on their dash cam). Some people think it’s polite to inform them. I don’t do it unless it’s “required” by law.

The important thing to know is that filming the police can be dangerous. This is because video is the best tool which today anyone can use to shine a spotlight on the violence inherent in the system. That is very dangerous to the status quo. It means police behavior will have to change. That men who wear guns and batches could be held accountable for his actions at any moment. Police don’t want that. They want to control you. They want to have absolute authority to do what they want and get away with it. Cameras interfere with that. So yes, expect resistance. But obviously, this is a very important endeavor.

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If I can be of any more help to you, *—-*, let me know. I hope to see the final product of what you produce when you’re finished.

Yours in peace,

DerrickJ
http://PeaceNewsNow.com

On Apr 2, 2013, at 6:56 AM, *JOE SMITH* <-------------@gmail.com> wrote:

I am writing an essay about filming police officers. What books/articles do you recommend? I am trying to answer the following questions:

-What are the possible benefits of filming police?
-What are possible negative outcomes of filming police?
-Should only activists film police? If not, why should anyone else do it?

If you could respond to these questions, I would be very grateful. I would include your words as an “e-mail interview,” and cite you accordingly.

Thanks for your time,
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How To Get Bitcoin

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What’s not to love about BitCoin? I use them in my daily life to trade for cannabis, car rides, food, or drinks. They’re divisible to the millionth decimal point and are free of transaction fees. Bitcoins are transferable online digitally or in person physically. But how do I get some? I made a video tutorial to guide new users (and a reference guide for the rest of us):

Arrested for Recording In Court

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On June 27, 2011, in Keene, NH, I was kidnapped by agents of the state. It was 30 minutes before work, and I was finishing up my weekly “Don’t Take the Plea Deal” outreach at City Hall (below the court). Then I heard that my friend Ademo had been arrested for asking a judge some questions. I turned on my camera and went upstairs to inquire. Within 6 seconds, I was arrested for recording.

After being released from my kidnappers, I prepared for trial.

My motion to dismiss was denied, but the charges were dropped a day before trial.

Give Peace a Chance Arrest

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This post contains everything related to my arrest for possessing 0.1 gram of cannabis.

Adam Kokesh of “Adam vs. the Man” filmed and edited this video of my arrest:

Here are playlists of videos from others who attended the “Give Peace A Chance” event:

Jason Talley of Talley.TV:

Cecelia Freechild of LadiesInKeene.com:


Live Free Or Dance Arrest

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Everything associated with my Live Free Or Dance Party arrest at Central Square in Keene, NH

Here’s a playlist of videos documenting the Live Free Or Dance arrest from multiple angles:

Here’s the video of my trial, in which I defended myself against agents of the state. I was found guilty on all 3 charges, so I have appealed to a higher court and await a jury trial April 9th, 2012.

Here are the relevant documents for the trial:

 

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Click for the Live Free Or Dance Defense Fund Homepage

Donate to Live Free Or Dance Defense Fund

Arrested for Standing on Sidewalk

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DerrickJ in Exile (Please Support!)

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Update!  This fundraiser was successful in releasing me from jail!  Now I am self-imposing an Exile from the Shire, where I will be traveling the country and documenting the liberty activism I encounter along the way.   Click here to find out how you can support me in this endeavor!

This post was originally written by TalleyTV at Fr33Keene.com:

Derrick J is one of the more prolific activists that I’ve encountered. Considering the work that he’s done here at Fr33 Agents, he’s also one of the most effective. Unfortunately, when going up against the State it can be like a David vs. Goliath (or Derrick vs. Leviathan) situation. Derrick has been a driving force behind the relaunch of Fr33 Agents so if you would like to see this and other projects continue, please consider helping Derrick in his time of need. Here’s what Derrick has to say at his Defense Fund page at GoFundMe.com:

Monday, February 27, 2012, I was video recording for the Shire Free Press outside of the Cheshire County Superior Court building. I was arrested for “trespassing.” While others who have been served identical “no trespass” orders were standing beside me, I was clearly singled out. This arrest may result in the theft of $2,000 bail which I posted for my previous arrest (Give Peace a Chance). The bail posted in this arrest was $1,000. In order to adequately prepare my defense for charges totaling up to 3 years in a cage, I am raising $500. Thank you for helping me to carve out peace and freedom from the violent and controlling rock of the state.