Property Rights in Celtic Irish Law

Today’s document is an article written by Joseph Peden that was taken from the Vol. 12 #1 issue of the Journal of Libertarian Studies, which was originally presented at a symposium given during January of 1973. It is an examination of the Irish tuath private legal system, and how it differs from the English common law. Footnotes have been removed from the reposting of this article for brevity and clarity of reading.

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Introduction

It is impossible at the present time to present a systematic, coherent description of the ancient Irish law of property. The reason is that a considerable portion of the sources have not been published in modern scientific textual editions and translations. The principal sources used repeatedly by historians in the 19th and early 20th centuries are the multi-volumed editions of the old Irish law tracts edited and translated by Eugene O’Curry and John O’Donovan and published posthumously by other editors between 1865 and 1901. While both these pioneer scholars were competent in their understanding of Middle and early Modern Irish, the language of the glosses and commentaries, neither was able to cope too successfully with the archaic and very technical terminology of the Early Irish texts of the law – the oldest and most valuable strata for understanding Irish legal concepts and principles. The later editors of the O’Curry – O’Donovan transcriptions and translations were, with one exception, almost wholly ignorant of the Irish language, and the result was that their footnotes were misleading and inaccurate, their introductory essays teemed with misinterpretations, and the printed texts themselves were full of glaring errors. Continue reading

George Hemminger: Just a “Prepper” Character (2014)

The following is my trilogy about former vlogger George4Title, aka, G4T. He not only confessed the very existence of the Carousel of Carnivores itself, but also demonstrated why financial transparency and vetting are indispensible for establishing the trustworthiness of content producers within the alternative media. Additionally, I think his story is a cautionary tale regarding the practical inapplicability of the so-called “right to be forgotten,” especially as it applies to documented history.

 

 

I. George Hemminger’s Confession [3/18/14]

The following is the transcript of a vlog by George Hemminger. The only surviving copy I’ve found was a mirror entitled “G4T was an Act,” and as such, I do not have the date of the original upload, although I can tell you it happened sometime late last year, most likely around November & December. Corrections have been made to reduce speech disfluency so as to make it easier to read. Any mistakes are solely that of this humble blogger.

“Hey guys, what’s up? This is George (the Road to Freedom.us), and I’m just out here in front of Starbucks, getting ready to go to work. Once again, I was thinking about last night, about the YouTube channel, and where we’re headed, and once again, I guess I just have to keep repeating myself. G4T was kind of a character that, in some ways, got a little bit out of hand. I’ll go over it on a webinar; we’re gonna be talking with Ernie for like an hour Thursday, 6 o’clock Pacific. It’s just something that got away from me. Continue reading

Quote of the Week – We Were Fighting for Our Freedom

 

“None of us liked killing. We were fighting for our freedom…none of you belonged on Bajor, it wasn’t your world! For 50 years, you raped our planet, and you killed our people. You lived on our land, and you took the food out of our mouths, and I don’t care whether you held a phaser in your hand or you iron shirts for a living – you were all guilty, and you were all legitimate targets!…I was a soldier! You’re just a bitter old man out for revenge!”

Major Kira Nerys

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (“The Dark and the Light”)

Mark Dice: Flip-Flopping “Truther” (2012 – 2013)

The following is my trilogy on the Mark Dice and Alex Jones feud, which has since been resolved some few years ago. I think it is a cautionary tale about not only personal integrity, but also a practical application of the so-called “right to be forgotten,” especially as it applies to documented history. For background information as to why this is relevant to political dissidents, feel free to read my book report on George Orwell’s1984.”

 

 

I. When Patriot Rockstars Go Bad (10/22/12)

There’s been a feud that started recently (and that is still on-going) between Mark Dice and Alex Jones (AJ). Apparently, it got started mainly when Mark Dice got shafted by AJ regarding getting his book royalty check late. This does come as a unfortunate surprise, since it leads to internal balkanization. Continue reading

Disingenuous Activists! Why Leaderless Resistance is Preferable to Formal Organizations

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“Avoid membership in political groups or other civic organizations. As a rule, these groups are filled with super sneaky, nosey individuals more willing that not to stab someone in the back if it suits their selfish purposes. Total snakes.”

Barry Reid

 

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Original background is “Backstab,” by Tuoseli. Modification is by the author.

 

People ought to collaborate whenever they can in order to achieve their goals. Individuals who become familiar with each other have the potential to develop a molecular level bond of trust, which is essential for the smooth operation of any activities they may choose to perform. However, joining a formally organized activist group, much like using “suspicious” email keywords or custom aluminum warning signage, is usually more trouble than it’s worth. Continue reading

The Absorption & Dilution of JPFO by the SAF (2014 – 2015)

The following is a mirroring of Claire Wolfe’s series about the “merger” between the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). Hyperlinks to the original articles will be provided at the beginning of each section, alongside the date of publication. Any eccentricities or idiosyncrasies are solely that of the author.

 

 

I. Sellout: JPFO to be Handed Off to SAF – Unless We Stop It [8/22/14]

I was hoping I wouldn’t have to post this, but now that we’re out of alternatives I’ll be as succinct as I can and attempt (no doubt unsuccessfully) to keep my most heated personal judgments to a minimum. Continue reading

Allodial “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “allodial” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):

 

 

(Ballantine’s)

The tenure of an estate by an owner in fee simple under the state as sovereign, as opposed to feudal tenure. The dominion is absolute and direct, subject only to escheat in the event of failure of successors in ownership. Allodial tenure is characteristic of the ownership of land in the United States [28 Am J2d Est § 4]. Continue reading