Do You Have the “Right” to be Forgotten?

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“In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston’s arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper. Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to life the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.”

– George Orwell’s 1984

 

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There has always existed a natural tension between the free press and individual privacy. Back in 1995, Dr. Gini Scott argued that there ought to be a balance amongst those who cherish the publication of true information on the one hand, but who also value confidential information on the other. As long as individuals appreciate that whatever is intended to remain private remains as such, alongside championing for the public’s insistence on transparency, then an understanding can be reached that relies not so much on ridiculous legalistic “balancing” tests, but rather, a disciplined market sifting of what is private data versus the public’s domain through the price system. Continue reading

Dual Layer Encryption: A Proposal for Sidestepping Potential Backdoors

“How can we know whether someone has deliberately planted their own security hole in PGP? What if the government (pick any government) induced the PGP Corporation to insert a ‘backdoor’ that allows the police, FBI, KGB-reincarnated, et cetera to decrypt our messages and files with ease? The source code for various PGP versions is public. Expert computer programmers – definitely not employed by the PGP Corporation – can pounce on each new version and study the code carefully…[n]ot once has an alarm been raised that a deliberate weakness was inserted into PGP…[a]s a software test engineer, I must admit that code examination has its limits.”

David Ross

 

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Phil Zimmermann, the creator of Pretty Good Privacy, has repeatedly denied that his creation has any backdoors. Despite being investigated for three years by U.S. Customs for alleged export control violations, which he was cleared of, Zimmermann’s PGP is feared by certain Americans to be compromised in some way, whether it be technologically by the NSA or by Zimmermann simply handing over such a backdoor to the federal government. Last time I checked, in this country there is such a thing as the presumption of innocence before being proven guilty, not the other way around; folks who care about strong cryptography ought to give Zimmermann the benefit of the doubt by taking him at his word. Continue reading

An Agorist Manifesto in 95 Theses

Today’s article was originally written by Kyle Bennett back on December 29th of 2009. Emulating the symbolic act of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses onto the door of the All-Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Bennett posted 95 theses onto the now-expired Fr33 Agents website. Make sure to also check outAn Agorist Primer,” by Sam Konkin.

 

Martin Luther, the Agorist 

agora (1) – n. A place of congregation, especially an ancient Greek marketplace.
agora (2) – n. A market free of forceable regulation, taxation, and government

(The) Agora – The aggregate of all such markets of any size.

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Anna Von Reitz Thinks Critics of the Fake Judges Give the National Liberty Alliance a Free Pass

Today’s double-feature are Anna Von Reitz’s articles where she lumps me in with John Daresh and his so-called National Liberty Alliance (NLA). It’s almost as if she neglected to read Shane Radliff’sThe National Liberty Alliance is Attempting to Subvert the Committee of Safety Concept,” especially considering that I have been promoting the formation of local Committees of Safety long before the NLA began doing their Johnny-come-lately routine. Be sure to also read, ‘American State National’ Anna Von Reitz Claims She’s Not a Fake Judge,” for more background and context.

 

 

#248. Calling Out John Daresh and NLA – Third Round

Do you all have sense enough to know that a Common Law Grand Jury is just one part of a Common Law Court?

Go through it in your own head. What makes up a court?

You have the office of the judge (or justice or magistrate), you have the court clerk, you have the bailiff, you have the grand jury, you have the trial jury, and you have a sheriff and his deputies to enforce the jury’s decision.

Observe that the Grand Jury is just a one part of the whole. Without the rest, it spins its wheels. It goes nowhere. It does nothing. Just like NLA’s Common Law Grand Juries have done for the past three years.

John Daresh and Kyle Rearden and the other ignorant prognosticators want you to believe that a Common Law Grand Jury can function on its own and I am telling you that it can’t. Continue reading

Free Cities & Commonwealths: A Bridging Strategy to Freedom (2015)

Today’s article is by Anthony Caprio, who says that the formation of private cities are one workable option towards reigning in tyranny. Be sure to also check out his earlier article about the country of Liechtenstein. Any mistakes are solely that of the author himself.

 

 

As next year’s election cycle draws near perhaps you, like me, are already exhausted (and disgusted) with the political process. There are no interesting ideas circulating on either end of the political spectrum. The average voter has absolutely no influence on the political process. Oligarchy is here and the traditional political process seems pretty pointless. The famous Gilens and Page Study actually provides hard data that what voters want is irrelevant. Special interests alone dictate whether or not a bill passes or a candidate gets into office. So, even if 90% of American citizens want to audit the Federal Reserve it’s not going to happen under the current system. So, if the political process is a game where the individual is set up for failure, then what are the solutions? How do we address problems like crime, crumbling infrastructure, economic growth, and national defense if the political system is not an option? The simple answer is that the market can best address all these issues. The difficult question is how do we go from the era of the nation state to the era of free markets and free individuals? Continue reading

The Bundy Affair (No. 6 – 10)

The following is a mirroring of Gary Hunt’s series about the civil defiance that took place in Nevada during 2014 against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Please read first, The Bundy Affair (No. 1 – 5),” before reading this particular selection. Hyperlinks to the original articles will be provided at the beginning of each section.

 

 

VI. Oathkeepers v. Militia – Part II [4/29/14]

In these past few weeks, we have seen history unfolding right before our very eyes. Events in Bunkerville, Nevada, have been watched on the evening news throughout the country, and quite possibly, around the world. For the first time in a century and a half, Americans stood, defiant, ready to go to the wall, against the government, or at least one of her administrative agencies, to assure that the erosion of our liberties ceases, and we begin to restore our rights to what our forefathers intended. Continue reading

Sovereign Citizens & Their Fake Judges (The New Concord Hour)

Today, I was speaking about my articles regarding the fake judges as well as the sovereign citizen ideology that undergirds it, in large part due to the response from my previous appearance on The New Concord Hour last week. Thankfully, it would seem as if the audience was much more receptive this time to what I had to say in terms of criticizing the sovereigns and their ilk, even if “judge” Derpy had a problem with it. Unfortunately, it would appear to be the case the The Micro Effect does not allow its hosts to access their own podcast archives, so I took the liberty of jury-rigging my own recording of today’s interview that you can easily listen & download, commercial-free!

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Burns Chronicles (No. 16 – 20)

The following is a partial mirroring of Gary Hunt’s series about the government’s prosecution against the membership of C4CF. Please first read, Burns Chronicles (No. 6 – 10),” andBurns Chronicles (No. 11 – 15),” before reading this particular selection. Hyperlinks to the original articles will be provided at the beginning of each section.

 

 

XVI. Ambush, Part III – As Told and Retold by Government Witnesses [3/27/16]

On February 18, 2016, the Tri-County Major Incident Team released a report prepared, primarily, by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.  The publically available version consists of 360 pages, though the page numbering indicates that the entire report consists of at least 714 pages.  The officers involved are identified by assigned numbers, to protect their identity.  There are heavy redactions of experience of officers and substantial portions of their interviews.  References shown thus, {nn}, indicate PDF page numbers from the above linked document. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: In Time of War, the Law Falls Silent

“What about your friend, Senator Cretak? What’s going to happen to her?…You set her up! She was an innocent woman…she believed in the alliance, she was on our side…you don’t see anything wrong with what happened, do you?…you have trampled on the very thing that those young men and women are out there dying to protect! Does that not mean anything to you?!…‘In time of war, the law falls silent.’ Cicero. So, is that what we have become? A 24th century Rome drive by nothing other than the certainty that Caesar can do no wrong?!”

Doctor Julian Bashir

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (“Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges”)

Androgynous Supermodel “Rain Dove” Dubiliewski Does Not Understand Constitutional Law (The Crotch Shot Radio Show)

Earlier this week, on the same day that Maggie Rose received backlash from the interview I did with her the day before about homesteaders in Costilla County, Louie Bee interviewed “Rain Dove” about her support for the federal government’s recently filed lawsuit against the North Carolinian government regarding “transgendered” bathrooms. I called in to ask Rain Dove some questions about whether she thought the rule of law was being followed here by the federal government, and Louie was gracious enough to tolerate the back-and-forth that ensued between Rain Dove and myself. The following MP3 is an excerpt from that episode, but you can also download the original directly from Spreaker.

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