Mar 202015
 
Google #DontExposeEvil - Pro Peace Meme contest

Just two days ago Google suspended Antiwar.com’s Adsense account after citing a violation of its violence policy. The violation was from a non-functioning advertisement code embedded in a 11 year old blog post showing photos of torture and abuse from the Abu Ghraib military prison in Iraq. In a post yesterday from gawker.com, Google admitted to acting hastily by not providing a 72 hour warning of the violation. The email from the Google representative went on to indicate […]

Feb 062015
 
Who Will Build the Roads? You Tell Us.

We don’t live in a libertarian world, so when we talk to people about libertarianism we often have to appeal to their imagination. This is particularly true when it comes to fringe issues like roads, dispute resolution, and security. People could do this. People would have the incentive to do that. We may be convinced, but to most people it’s just a nice sounding theory until they’ve seen some evidence. Fortunately, the evidence is out […]

Feb 022015
 
How Bitcoin Can Create a Truly Global Anti-War Coalition

War Preserves the Petrodollar As the BRICS countries continue to move away from the hegemony of the petrodollar, the U.S. Empire is desperately striking back, putting sanctions on Russia and fueling the crisis in Ukraine in order to maintain its superpower status. In a recent article titled “Energy War to Currency War”, geopolitical analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya spelled out the U.S. machinations of oil price manipulation and concerted attacks on the Ruble. Currency wars and […]

Jan 172015
 
Dread Pirate Roberts Supporters Thrown for a Moral Loop

The radical libertarian world was just hit with a bombshell revelation the other day. Previously, the defense team of Ross Ulbricht surprised us by admitting that Ross was the originator of Silk Road, however they claim that Ross left the position after only a few months, handing it off to another entity. This “real” Dread Pirate Roberts, the one who ran the site for the the bulk of the time, eventually went on to drag […]

Jan 162015
 
NH Representative Pushes Back on Virtual Currency Regulation

New Hampshire Representative Daniel Tamburello introduced legislation to exempt virtual currency users from Licensing of Money Transmitters. This legislation is similar to the Model Legislation I proposed on this blog in August of last year. Another proposal before the New Hampshire legislature would “requir[e] the state treasurer to develop an implementation plan for the state to accept bitcoin as payment for taxes and fees.” The text of this legislation is not yet available, however, I […]