I called into Free Talk Live last night to voice my concerns that the Free State Politburo was doing the wrong thing by attempting to prevent some media from recording Edward Snowden’s speech while allowing others. It is their right, sure, but it is stupid because it ignores the reality that in 2016, you can’t actually prevent someone from recording. Instead of preventing this peaceful behavior by their attendees, they could have encouraged recording, live-streaming, tweeting, and other forms of social engagement in order to capitalize on the event. They blew it.
Derrick J’s Bittersweet final episode of Free Talk Live, broadcasted from LRN Studios in Keene, New Hampshire. He joins Ian and Mark in answering live phone calls and discussing the following topics:
Derrick J’s Moving to San Francisco :: Free the Nipple :: Bank Fees :: :: Trump :: Immigration and Language :: Kissing Your Children on the Lips – Weird? :: Yelp Now Allowing Reviews of Govt Agencies :: Koreas Back Down From Brink of War :: Private Property :: Constitution :: HOSTS – Ian, Derrick J, Mark
EPA Creates Toxic Waste Spill :: Campaign Finance and Libertarianism :: Corporate Contributions :: Trump :: Presidential Debate Questions :: Stopping ISIS :: Victimless Crime Spree :: Market Pressure for Campaign Finance Reform :: Traffic-Blocking in Ferguson :: Speedo Day :: Target Pulling Gender-Based Signage :: Venezuela Looting :: HOSTS – Ian, Derrick J, Mark
Journalist Threatened By Cop Openly on Facebook :: Challenging the Panhandling Ordinance :: Targeting the Homeless :: Virgil to go to Court :: Solitary Confinement for 37 Years Over Facebook Posts :: Violent Fantasy :: Private Prisons :: The Truth About College :: Lazy Teachers :: College Degrees :: Law School :: Derrick Recommends Sisters Drop Out of School
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Tonight on Free Talk Live, I shared an article Chris Kyle, the subject of box office smash “American Sniper”. Turns out he was a nasty bigot who thought killing was “fun” and called the Iraqi people “savages”. What a hero! We also discuss the latest revelation in the Silk Road trial — the implication of that famous bitcoin crook, Mark Karpeles. Plus, did a liberty-loving film maker kill his wife and child?
American Sniper Chris Kyle, Simpleton and Bigot? :: Supporting the Troops :: Border-Believing, Tax-paying Keith :: Invasion! :: Cult Jargon :: Government Contracts :: Selling Government Assets :: Eastwood Validating Racism? :: Ignorant Commenters :: Prosecution Moves to Suppress Karpeles Evidence in Ross Ulbricht Case :: Dirty Art :: MLK and Communism :: Violence-Fetishizing Filmmaker Allegedly Murders Wife, Child, Kills Self
In this episode of Free Talk Live, Darryl Perry runs the board while Danica and I cohost. I share a story about a cartoonist who has been in hiding for over 4 years after creating “Draw Muhammed Day”. This leads to a discussion about racism and whether or not Muslims are disproportionately responsible for modern day terrorism. Also, libertarians hand out cigarettes in protest of Eric Garner’s death.
Seattle cartoonist in hiding for 4 years :: Muslims overrepresented as domestic terrorists on US news :: Was blowback responsible for Paris killings? :: Darryl got a concussion sledding, one time :: More discussion about race :: Banning sledding? :: Derrick J talks about the Ross Ulbricht trial :: NY Libertarians to pass out loose cigarettes :: Caller suggests that everyone is a little racist :: Charges dropped against Antonio Buehler
This episode of Free Talk Live aired Monday, January 5, 2015
23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert :: Derrick in Court :: Court Transcripts :: Changing into an Extrovert? :: Do extroverts have more fun? :: Grindr and Tinder :: Gregarious Introvert :: Twins and Introversion :: James In AZ Spurs Calls :: Religious People :: God and Derrick the Teapot Agnostic
Jim Jesus takes up a minor beef with Derrick J for his recent blog post in defense of Stefan Molyneux.
Jim points out that Stefan himself claims a person can ignore a philosopher who doesn’t follow his own advice. This is troubling because Stefan calls the state an immoral institution but then uses the state and advocates obedience. My contention is that this apparent contradiction is the result of Stefan’s fear of the State — that he is unwilling to suffer for the philosophy of liberty the way Ian Freeman of Free Talk Live is. I speculate that is why he is philosophically inconsistent when it comes to using and obeying State agents.
What do *you* think? Am I dead wrong? Is Stefan a cult leader whose power has clouded his thinking? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
On last night’s episode of Free Talk Live, Darryl W Perry hosted in first chair, with Danica in second, and me in third. Danica shared a story about bitcoin resolutions for the new year, I shared a story about criminal robots, and Darryl talked about why buying local is bad economics. Jim Jesus, of “Cards Against Lolbertarians” fame, called in to discuss internet philosopher Stefan Molyneux.
Ten Bitcoin resolution for 2015 :: caller has a resolution for Congress :: Click bait should die a painful death, we’ll tell you why :: Criminal robots :: How can we make Congress listen to the people? :: Buy local is bad economics :: Molyneux :: people wearing hoodies in a store :: Man killed for not showing ID to an animal shelter
Tonight I called into Free Talk Live. For the second night, they were bashing Stefan Molyneux for an out-of-place comment made during one of his recent podcasts. I felt compelled to call and defend not his statements, but his value as a philosopher. We all agreed that he was mistaken, but my conclusion is that he speaks and acts very differently from Ian and the other hosts of Free Talk Live because he is afraid of the State. We are not.
The relevant portion begins at around 1:06:00 (1 hour and 6 minutes in):
Also on video at 1:17:00 (1 hour and 17 minutes in):
What do you think? Was I far off? Is Stefan just a looney with no philosophical value?
Here’s the original video clip we are talking about. The relevant section is about 19 minutes in: