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The LAVA Flow | Libertarian | Anarcho-capitalist | Voluntaryist | Agorist

Channeling the flow of information to the LAVA (Libertarian, Anarcho-capitalist, Voluntaryist, Agorist) Community. If you want more meat and less fluff in your libertarian podcast, this is the show for you. We talk libertarian philosophy, news from a libertarian perspective, and other topics is a short, punchy way to ensure your time is not wasted on hearing what my dogs are up to this week. I get in, give you the information you want and need, then I get out and leave you alone!

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TLF006 – The Net Neutered Edition

Net Neutrality was passed, pot was legalized, I discuss courts in a free market, more libertarian events around the country, and an app called the Oh Crap! App. What's Rustling My Jimmies Net Neutrality was passed last week, and I give my thoughts (rant) on the topic from a libertarian perspective. Greg Lenz: Net Neutrality […] The post TLF006 – The Net Neutered Edition appeared first on The LAVA Flow Podcast.

34mins

3 Mar 2015

Rank #1

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Void the State - TLF145

How can you remove government influence from your life? Find out in this episode. What's in the News with stories on a politician in the trash, police accessing DNA databases, cop attacks a quadruple amputee, Georgia executes a man without looking at all the evidence, Trump vape ban on hold, Massachusetts vape ban forfeiture, and annoying a cop now illegal. Finally, an Ask Me Anything segment where I answer your questions on the difference in state and government, doing anarchist things, was Marvin Heemeyer justified in his actions, would I vote for secession, and how to build up agorist communities. This episode is brought to you by Health Excellence Plus, a health share that has saved my family thousands of dollars, and can save you money too. Also, brought to you by ForkFest, the annual decentralized libertarian camping event that happens around PorcFest, with no tickets and no one in charge. Also, brought to you by all of my dozens of supporters. WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES I get asked all the time how to remove as much government from your lives as possible. As a matter of fact, in the Ask Me Anything segment this week, there is just such a question. Make sure to hand around towards the end of this episode to hear that one. One thing I always say when asked that question is to reduce your need to use government products and services. The biggest one that fits this category is to reduce your use of Federal Reserve Notes and other government fiat money. This brings me to an article I've hung on to for a couple of months. It's not dated information and it's something I knew I would want to talk about. What better time to do it than now! The article comes from Roger Ver's news.bitcoin.com site and is titled "Bitcoin Is a Viable Way to Remove the State From Your Life." Hell yeah! That's a title I can get behind! And, I agree with the sentiment 100%. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In how to treat politicians news, Vitaly Zhuravsky, a member of the Economic Development Party, in Kiev, Ukraine, is full of rubbish today, as an angry mob tossed the neatly dresses lawmaker into a trash can, dousing him with water and throwing more trash on top of him. In judicial misconduct news, with just a single warrant, a Florida detective obtained access to the DNA profiles of more than a million people — and experts say the case sets a dangerous precedent. In bad boys news, an Arizona Deputy pinned a quadruple amputee to the ground and then arrested the teen who filmed it. In legal murder news, a man has been executed in the US state of Georgia despite a request from his lawyers for DNA evidence which they claimed would clear him of murder. In some good news, under pressure from his political advisers and lobbyists to factor in the potential pushback from his supporters, Trump has resisted moving forward with any action on vaping, while saying he still wants to study the issue. In related news, The Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a bill that would ban flavored e-cigarettes, impose a 75 percent excise tax on "electronic nicotine delivery systems" (including e-liquids as well as devices), and authorize forfeiture of cars driven by vapers caught with "untaxed" products. In immoral laws news, the act of annoying a police officer could become a crime in a New York county. ASK ME ANYTHING I answer your questions on the difference in state and government, doing anarchist things, was Marvin Heemeyer justified in his actions, would I vote for secession, and how to build up agorist communities.

37mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Rights in America - TLF143

Three stories on rights in America. Do you actually have any rights left? What's in the News with stories on flying cars in New Hampshire, civil forfeiture, Scottish secession, man's home blown up by cops, NYPD murdered of Garner suing for his job, and a kid thrown out in the cold, literally, by the Chicago school system. And, an Ask Me Anything segment with your questions on fictional planets, vacation destinations, alcoholic beverages, Star Wars theme parks, Resist the Empire Podcast, mainstream TV, League of Liberty, and am I a felon. This episode is brought to you by Health Excellence Plus, a health share that has saved my family thousands of dollars, and can save you money too. Also, brought to you by ForkFest, the annual decentralized libertarian camping event that happens around PorcFest, with no tickets and no one in charge. Also, brought to you by all of my dozens of supporters WHAT'S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES I have two stories in my queue talking about the erosion of rights in this country so I wanted to bring this topic to your attention. First, the Oregon Court of Appeals made a first-of-its-kind ruling in the state when it affirmed a lower court's decision that the forced disclosure of a defendant's phone passcode was not a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights. You know, that pesky thing that supposedly enshrines our right against self-incrimination. Unfit to Fucking Exist. A Boston Democrat has proposed a state law that would penalize the use of the b-word when used to demean another person. And that word is not "boy." WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In New Hampshire, It's Like This Too news, New Hampshire is preparing for life with electric cars and is starting to think about life with self-driving cars, but there’s another automotive option on the horizon that needs to be considered: flying cars. In legal theft news, letting South Carolina police and prosecutors seize and keep cash, cars, and other valuables and use the proceeds to pad their budgets violates the Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments, a circuit court judge in Horry County, South Carolina ruled. In secession news, thousands rallied in Glasgow calling for Scotland to become an independent country, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon telling the crowds that their goal was "within touching distance". In I can't make this up news, police in Colorado blew up an innocent man's house in search of an armed shoplifter, and the courts don't care. In bad boys news, the NYPD officer who was fired for choking Eric Garner to death is suing to get his job back. Former NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo's lawyer says it’s “arbitrary and capricious” to fire a cop for choking a guy over black market cigarettes. In indoctrination centers news, the family of a 9-year-old Chicago student sued the city's school system, accusing staff members of manhandling the boy and forcing him out of the building in 40-degree weather without a coat. ASK ME ANYTHING I answer your questions on fictional planets, vacation destinations, alcoholic beverages, Star Wars theme parks, Resist the Empire Podcast, mainstream TV, League of Liberty, and am I a felon.

41mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Rodger on FMBTW again - TLS061

Pete wanted to do an episode on classic voluntaryism so he invited Rodger Paxton to come on the show. Rodger is the host of the wildly popular LAVA Flow Podcast as well as his new podcast, Essential Libertarianism. On Essential Libertarianism, Rodger reads selected readings from voluntaryist.com that were, for lack of a better term, forgotten about. He seeks to revive the non-political voluntaryist position. Rodger is the founder of the Pax Libertas Podcasting network.

51mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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No Rule of the People Allowed - TLF115

The Ohio legislature is set to make sweeping changes to a new law passed by the people. So much for rule by consent. What's in the News with stories on hemp legalization, cannabis convictions expunged, cop gets away with murder, peace is closer in the Koreas, cop recruitment way down, and civil asset forfeiture theft. Finally, an Ask Me Anything where I answer questions on arbitrary laws, multiverse theory, and ending federal government. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security, done right. Also, brought to you by SmartCash, an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use for everyday transactions.     WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES Rule of consent, right? Rule of the people, right? I mean, hell, even the state of Arkansas has that as their state motto, Regnat Populus, Latin for “The People Rule.” Well, we all know that is complete and utter horse shit. However, to see it on such rich display is pretty rare, even for our statist statolatry society. I’m talking about, of course, the nonsense coming out of Utah. I had several of my loyal listeners and supports bring this one up to me, so I knew I had to tear into this one. Lawmakers in Utah passed sweeping changes Monday to a voter-approved medical marijuana ballot measure under a planned compromise that secured the support of the influential Mormon Church but sparked a backlash from pot advocates.     WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In common sense news, the U.S. Congress has finally come to an agreement on proposed legislation that would make it legal to grow hemp in the U.S. for the first time in almost a century. In more cannabis news, the city of Denver, Colorado, will begin helping people expunge criminal records that include low-level cannabis “crimes.” In we investigator ourselves news, on Monday, the 17th Judicial District’s Attorney Office ruled it will not pursue charges against an Aurora police officer for the shooting death of a man protecting his family. In some more peace news, a South Korean train rolled across the heavily militarized frontier into North Korea for the first time in a decade on Friday, as Seoul pushed ahead with a plan to reunite the two railway networks despite heavy U.N. sanctions. In more peace news, nationwide, interest in becoming a police officer is down significantly, with job applications plummeting at most US police departments. In government theft news, in oral examination, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer got the Indiana solicitor general to admit that he believes it is constitutional for the police to seize someone’s car for driving five miles per hour over the speed limit.     ASK ME ANYTHING I had such a good time doing the ask me anything last week that I wanted to do it again this week. And, since I have several questions if the queue, it is a perfect time to do so!

32mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Let's Talk Vaping - TLF144

Were the vaping deaths caused by government? Get the latest here. What's in the News with stories on kid given concussion by school administrator, house stolen over 8 bucks, the town with no cops, bad cop re-hired, government killing an innocent man, and a Julian Assange update. Finally, an Ask Me Anything where I answer your questions on the college admissions scandal, the alternate history genre, waking up, and F, Marry, Kill, Trump - Obama - Pelosi. This episode is brought to you by Health Excellence Plus, a health share that has saved my family thousands of dollars, and can save you money too. Also, brought to you by ForkFest, the annual decentralized libertarian camping event that happens around PorcFest, with no tickets and no one in charge. Also, brought to you by all of my dozens of supporters. WHAT'S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES In its infinite wisdom, as we've talked about on this show, the government, specifically the FDA, is working on banning flavored vapes because of some disease that has spread up around vaping. OIh, and of course, they are doing it for the children. But, as we've talked about, it was highly likely that the vapes in questions that were causing deaths and diseases were for sure black market THC vapes, and not white market nicotine vapes. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In indoctrination centers news, a Vilonia, Arkansas family wants answers after seeing video of an assistant principal yanking their son off the school bus and hitting the boy’s head on the roof. In what the actual f news, a Michigan man underpaid his property taxes by $8.41, so the county stole his property, sold it, and kept 100% of the profits. In bad boys news, Ridgetop, Tenessee Police Chief Bryan Morris submitted his resignation on Friday. The Tennessee city is now without a police force and it's all due to a disagreement over illegal ticket quotas. In more bad boys news, Jeff Payne, the former Salt Lake City police officer who handcuffed nurse Alex Wubbels, has been hired to work at the Weber County jail, a human resources employee confirmed Wednesday. If you recall, Nurse Wubbels was protecting her patient from an unlawful blood draw by the cop at the time. In legal murder news, new DNA evidence has come to light that will likely exonerate a Texas death row inmate, but the government won't test it. In heroes news, the treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing the threat of extradition from Britain to the US on espionage charges, is putting his life "at risk", an independent UN rights expert said Friday. ASK ME ANYTHING I answer your questions on the college admissions scandal, the alternate history genre, waking up, and F***, Marry, Kill, Trump - Obama - Pelosi.

40mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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The Better Way to Vote Edition – TLS022

Our system of voting makes us much more divisive. Is there a better way to vote? This is the twenty-second episode of The LAVA Spurt, The Better Way to Vote Edition. Currently, in federal elections and the vast majority of local elections in the United States, we use what is referred to as “simple plurality […] The post The Better Way to Vote Edition – TLS022 appeared first on The LAVA Flow Podcast.

9mins

18 Nov 2016

Rank #7

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Cody Wilson - TLF105

Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed is in trouble, big time. What's this all about? What's in the News with stories on Snowden validation, FDA making things worse, cops busted by vice, rape kits, and big money for Space Force. Finally, an Ask Me Anything where I answer your burning questions. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right. Also brought to you by Free Talk Live, providing you with fresh, pro-liberty content 7 days a week on more than 180 radio stations across the country.    WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES Cody Wilson screwed up, badly. Let's break this down. First of all, when you have thumbed your nose at the government the way someone like Cody Wilson has, you have to be on your Ps and Qs, because you know they are gunning for you. Cody did not take that to heart, sadly, and now he is up to his neck in a mess that could have been avoided. But, I am in no way saying what he did was wrong. We will get to that in a bit. First, let's look at the facts of the case.   WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In do as I say not as I do news, current and former New York City police officers were found at the center of a major prostitution and gambling ring. In my old stomping ground news, a 51-year-old man identified by his DNA has pled guilty to three aggravated rapes that occurred more than 16 years ago in the Frayser-Raleigh area of Memphis, TN, In validation for Snowden news, a European Court Says the Mass Surveillance He Exposed Violates Privacy Rights. In making things worse news, FDA regulations aimed at discouraging underage vaping may also deter smokers from switching. In it's not their money news, the U.S. Air Force estimated start-up costs for a proposed U.S. Space Force, a new military service backed by President Donald Trump, will be around $13 billion in the first five years, according to a Department of Defense memo seen by Reuters.   ASK ME ANYTHING It's been a while since I've done an Ask me Anything segment on the show, so let's fix that right now. Questions range from homeschool and prostitution to voluntaryism and marriage.

34mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Space Farce - TLF100

Trump is gearing up for his new Space Force, which I like to call his Space Farce. Let's break this down a bit. What's in the News with stories on wrestler Kane wins again, your vote is useless, MDMA studies, TSA still sucks, and a fine for trash in a car. Finally, Statists Gonna State talking about Defense Distributed and their continuing battle against statists. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right. Also brought to you by Free Talk Live, providing you with fresh, pro-liberty content 7 days a week on more than 180 radio stations across the country.    WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES Do you want to talk about something beyond ridiculous? Fine. Let's talk about Trump's new Space Force. Now that is ridiculous.   The U.S. Defense Department this week will take the first steps to create the Space Force, a new branch of the military ordered up by President Trump but not yet fully backed by Congress. In coming months, Defense Department leaders plan to stand up three of the four components of the new Space Force: a new combatant command for space, a new joint agency to buy satellites for the military, and a new warfighting community that draws space operators from all service branches. These sweeping changes — on par with the past decade’s establishment of cyber forces — are the part the Pentagon can do without lawmakers’ approval.   WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In some interesting news,libertarian-leaning former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) world champion, Glenn Jacobs, known as “Kane” to pro-wrestling fans worldwide, won the mayoral race in Knox County, Tenn. running as a Republican. He secured the victory against Democratic nominee Linda Haney by a 2-to-1 margin.In your vote counts news, Hackers from around the world had the rare opportunity to crack election-style voting machines this weekend in Las Vegas -- and they didn't disappoint. After nearly an hour and a half, Carsten Schürmann, an associate professor with IT-University of Copenhagen, successfully cracked into a voting machine at Las Vegas' Defcon convention.In some good news, MDMA, which was banned by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1985, could be available by prescription as soon as 2021. The rehabilitation of MDMA, a.k.a. "ecstasy" or "molly," is directly related to the rehabilitation of veterans who participated in a study that confirmed the drug's potential as a catalyst for catharsis.In TSA news, The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is facing criticism for secretly tracking Americans on flights. The "Quiet Skies" program reportedly uses an unknown algorithm to flag flyers without any criminal record for surveillance on domestic flights.In across the pond rubbish news, Roofer Stewart Gosling, 43,  has been hit with a £300 fine after sandwich wrappers and crisp packets were found inside his work van. Waltham Forest Council workers told Mr. Gosling he was breaking the law for carrying the rubbish without permission when they carried out spot checks in east London.     STATISTS GONNA STATE Statists all over the country are going nuts over Defense Distributed's downloadable digital blueprints for guns. Last week, Defense Distributed, the Texas nonprofit providing online schematics for producing firearms with a 3-D printer, agreed to temporarily block Pennsylvania Internet users from its website in an emergency hearing Sunday. The move followed threats of legal action from Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Josh Shapiro. “These downloadable firearms were just about to be widely available online,” Shapiro said on Twitter. “It’s an existential threat to our state and we stepped in to stop it. The site is — and will remain — dark throughout” Pennsylvania.

33mins

7 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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Tulsi Gabbard is a Socialist - TLF131

Tulsi Gabbard is a socialist, and no libertarian would support her, so stop inviting me to events for her. What's in the News with stories on drug war good news times two, bad boys times two, and heroes times two. Finally, an Ask Me Anything where I answer your questions on prostitution decriminalization, voluntarily funded public schools, what podcasts I listen to, Game of Thrones predictions, and eating endangered species. This episode is brought to you by Health Excellence Plus, a health share that has saved my family thousands of dollars, and can save you money too. Also, brought to you by ForkFest, the third annual decentralized libertarian camping event that happens right before PorcFest, with no tickets and no one in charge. WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES I knew that as soon as Ron Paul talked positively about Tulsi Gabbard, we would see supposed libertarians coming out of the woodwork in support of her. And, I'll be goddamned if I wasn't right. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In drug war news, Denver fired a shot across the bow at the drug war by decriminalizing psychedelic mushrooms by approving a ballot measure on the issue. In more drug war news, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. In bad boys news, a suburban St. Louis police officer who says she meant to use her stun gun but mistakenly grabbed her service revolver was indicted on a second-degree assault charge for shooting a suspected shoplifter outside a grocery store. In more bad boys news, a 69-year-old great-grandmother whose doctor suggested she use CBD oil to alleviate pain was arrested for carrying it at Disney World during a trip she and her family had planned for two years. In heroes news, we have a new hero to thank. Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, a former Air Force intelligence officer, has been arrested and charged with espionage for leaking information to the press detailing how the U.S. government uses armed drones for secret assassination missions in foreign countries. In more heroes news, Chelsea Manning was allowed to leave the federal detention center in Virginia. She had been held there since early March in an attempt to compel her testimony to a grand jury about Manning's 2010 release of a huge cache of government documents to WikiLeaks. Also, Swedish prosecutors have reopened an investigation into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange in 2010.  ASK ME ANYTHING I answer your questions on prostitution decriminalization, voluntarily funded public schools, what podcasts I listen to, Game of Thrones predictions, and eating endangered species.

34mins

16 May 2019

Rank #10

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Labor Unions - TLF102

Happy Labor Day week! Did unions really give us a 40-hour work week? What's in the News with stories on tariff trouble, bad cops, more bad cops, and even more bad cops, and poking the bear. Finally, a Statists Gonna State segment on John McCain. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right. Also brought to you by Free Talk Live, providing you with fresh, pro-liberty content 7 days a week on more than 180 radio stations across the country. WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES The national Libertarian Party has two mentions of labor unions in their platform. The first is "We favor repealing any requirement that one must join or pay dues to a union as a condition of government employment." The second is "We support the right of private employers and employees to choose whether or not to bargain with each other through a labor union."  However, the thing that drives me the craziest about unions is that they receive so much praise for bringing us the 40-hour work week!    WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In the fallout of tariffs news, the federal government will spend up to $1.2 billion to buy products from farmers hurt by the retaliatory tariffs from China and other countries and will provide almost $5 billion in payments to farmers. In bad apple news, a Texas jury on Tuesday found former police officer Roy Oliver guilty of murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. In "F" the police news, a federal judge told a Virginia sheriff's deputy that he had no right to pull over a car because a passenger flipped him off. After this, proceedings advanced in the lawsuit against Patrick County Lieutenant Rob Coleman. US District Judge Jackson L. Kiser had found sufficient evidence to bring the matter to trial. In more F the police news, the police chief of a small Georgia town is defending an officer who deployed a stun gun on a "smiling" 87-year-old woman, saying she refused to comply with numerous commands to put down a kitchen knife she was using to cut dandelions. In poking a hornet's nest news, in a move Russian officials immediately labeled as “unfriendly,” the Norwegian Defense Ministry has announced that the US will be more than doubling the number of Marines stationed inside Norway, bringing yet more combat troops to Russia’s northern border.   STATISTS GONNA STATE John McCain is dead, and based on who I'm seeing in my news feed, he was either an American hero or a traitor to conservatism. It is, interestingly, the liberals in my feed who are extolling the righteousness of McCain and comparing him to the Obtuse in Chief, saying that if Trump were a Republican like McCain, then they would all be behind him. The conservatives, who are all now, for the most part, Trumpeters, are saying McCain was a terrible Republican. But, I wanted to take a minute and not look at McCain as a member of any particular political party or ideology, other than his membership as one of our rulers, and a massive statist. So, let's do that.

33mins

5 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Government Waste - TLF099

The government wastes a lot of your money on a regular basis, but here are some examples in Afghanistan that are beyond the pale. What's in the News with stories on good news for Ross Ulbricht, civilians killed by the US government, and three city governments banning employee cafeterias, banning plastic straws, and tearing down a 91-year-old woman's wheelchair ramp. Also, an Ancap Apps segment on one of the best charity apps around, DonorSee. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right. Also brought to you by Free Talk Live, providing you with fresh, pro-liberty content 7 days a week on more than 180 radio stations across the country.  WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES We all know that there is a ton of government waste, especially since the money is not really theirs, only our money that was stolen from us at gunpoint. Since it is not their money, they don't really care much how they use it. However, when there comes out a story about such blatant government waste as this, I would be remiss to talk about it.   Apparently, "Congress has appropriated $126 billion for Afghanistan reconstruction since Fiscal Year 2002," wrote Special Inspector General John F. Sopko in testimony delivered in May to the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management. By 2014, he added, inflation-adjusted appropriations for that purpose "had already exceeded the total of U.S. aid committed to the Marshall Plan for rebuilding much of Europe after World War II."   WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In some good news, a U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland has filed a motion to dismiss pending charges against Ross Ulbricht, known as “Dread Pirate Roberts,” who is serving a life sentence following his conviction for his role in the Silk Road marketplace which facilitated the sale of illegal drugs.In government is evil news, US Airstrikes have killed 14 civilians in Northern Afghanistan.Sadly, this is a growing trend in Afghanistan due to the rise in bombings there. New data from US Air Force Central Command once again confirms a trend of escalating US airstrikes against targets inside Afghanistan. The data shows 2,911 munitions have been dropped in Afghanistan so far in 2018.And, it's not just in Afghanistan that they are killing civilians in our names. US-led coalition airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants have killed at least 73 Syrian civilians during the month of July, with most of these deaths occurring in two strikes in Deir Ezzor province, according to monitor and media organizations.In government protectionism news, in an attempt to attract employees to local restaurants and businesses, San Francisco Supervisors Ahsha Safaí and Aaron Peskin are co-sponsoring an ordinance that would ban “employee cafeterias” from new office buildings in the city. This comes as local retailers, particularly those downtown, complain of a drop in business as more companies offer their workers meals in private corporate cafeterias, Safaí said.In other California liberal insanity news, the city of Santa Barbara, California has passed an ordinance that will allow restaurant employees to be punished with up to six months of jail time or a $1,000 fine after a second offense of giving plastic straws to their customers. The bill was passed unanimously last Tuesday and covers bars, restaurants, and other food-service businesses. Establishments will still be allowed to hand out plastic stirrers, but only if customers request them.In more evil government news, Prince George’s County Maryland filed a legal case against a Laurel couple in their 90s over a wheelchair ramp in their own home. To avoid legal trouble, the elderly couple’s son tore down the ramp, trapping the woman in her own home. The county permitting department said the family had no permit to build a wheelchair ramp in front of their own home.     ANCAP APPS I talk a lot about putting your money where your mouth is. Private charity is one way we can do that by showing that it is much more efficient and effective than government charity funded at the point of a gun. DonorSee is a new type of charity that actually allows you to watch, quickly and easily, the impact of your money on charity. When you select a charity to support on the site at DonorSee.com, you will receive text and video updates on how your money is impacting the people, all directly on the website.

30mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #12

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Rodger on Liberty Entrepreneurs - TLS060

Ashe Oro had me on his show, Liberty Entrepreneurs, to talk about the Free State Project.

32mins

17 Nov 2018

Rank #13

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EU Copyright - TLF104

The European Union is trying to break the internet by passing sweeping "copyright" laws. What is this all about? What's in the News with stories on government relief, Catalonia secession, bad cops, avoiding WWIII, and a murdering cop. And, a trailer for the latest Pax Libertas Productions podcast called Big L Podcast, your unofficial source for Libertarian Party news, arcana, and information with your host, Libertarian Party insider and the Pink Flame of Liberty, Caryn Ann Harlos. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right. Also brought to you by Free Talk Live, providing you with fresh, pro-liberty content 7 days a week on more than 180 radio stations across the country.     WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES One of these days, I plan to do an episode on why copyright is wrong and totally illegitimate. It's been on my radar for a long time, I just keep pushing it back. However, this story about the European Union passing a law under the auspices of copyright that could essentially break the internet is too crazy to pass up. So, what happened? The EU has voted to approve its hugely controversial Internet Copyright Directive, which has been lambasted by experts across the globe. The overall bill seeks to update Internet copyright laws for the modern era. But two parts of it, Articles 11 and 13, have been criticized for stifling small companies and introducing a “meme ban”. The bill will now need to be signed off by leaders of the EU member states, so it is not formally law yet. Each country will then be tasked with enforcing the law themselves.   WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In government relief news, hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport — nearly a year after the deadly storm, according to a report.  In Catalonia secession update news, about a million people gathered in Barcelona to renew their calls for Catalan independence and to demand the release of jailed political leaders almost a year after the unilateral referendum that triggered Spain’s worst political crisis since its return to democracy. In bad apples update news, following the shooting death of Botham Jean by the hands of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger that we talked about last week, multiple search warrants were executed at Jean’s apartment as part of the investigation.  In avoiding World War III news, a day after reiterating his commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has set out a timeline for the process, saying he intends to get the process done by the end of President Trump’s first term in office.  In killer cops news, in June, the taxpayers of Burlington, Iowa were told that they will be hit with a $2 million bill to pay for a police officer who shot and killed an innocent mother. The tragic scenario was captured on video and the fact that most of that video remained a secret was part of the reason the family received the settlement in the wrongful death suit. However, all that has now changed and the video was released this week.   PAX LIBERTAS PRODUCTIONS TRAILER Now, you guys know I've completely given up on the Libertarian Party as a vehicle for true liberty. However, I know there are many actual libertarians who refuse to give up on the party as easily as I did. I respect that, even though I disagree with them on it. But, that certainly doesn't mean I won't help those real libertarians have a voice. That's what I try to do here. I try to help libertarians use their voice to fill niches in podcasting that need to be filled. And, a new show coming to the Pax Libertas Productions line-up attempts to do just that. When Pax Libertas Productions was still an idea in the back of my head, I wrote out a list of potential podcast ideas for shows on the network that didn't even exist yet. I still have that list today and I refer to it every once in a while. One of the items on that list from way back is an unofficial Libertarian Party Watch podcast. A note I put beside that idea is "preferable hosted by an anarchist. Tom Knapp? Caryn Ann Harlos?" And now, this week marks the beginning of that podcast that started out as one idea of many, and, I am so thankful to have one of the hosts from my original list, Caryn Ann Harlos, the Pink Flame of Liberty.   The new show is called Big L Podcast, and it is your unofficial source for Libertarian Party news, arcana, and information for the liberty-minded political junky by a political anarchist who is inside the party heavily.

34mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #14

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Amash, LP's Shiny New Thing - TLF136

Justin Amash has left the Republican Party, and I have it on good authority that he will be running for the LP Presidential nomination. What's in the News with stories on kid punished for an airsoft gun, Hawaii supposedly decrims cannabis, Sheriffs standing up for gun rights, Department of Defense child porn, SEAL not punished for murder, and IRS is after cryptocurrency. Finally, And Yet Another Bad Cop with stories on cop gets retirement pay for murder, cop rapes 14-year-old, cop planting drugs multiple times, SWAT pays $750,000 for a raid over an unpaid gas bill, and a former cop gets out of jail early after murder rap. This episode is brought to you by Health Excellence Plus, a health share that has saved my family thousands of dollars, and can save you money too. Also, brought to you by ForkFest, the annual decentralized libertarian camping event that happens around PorcFest, with no tickets and no one in charge. Also, brought to you by all of my dozens of supporters. WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES Justin Amash—the only Republican who has said publicly that he wants President Trump to face impeachment—celebrated the Fourth of July in style after announcing that he's quit the GOP. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In government indoctrination centers news, a Maryland eighth-grader was suspended for three weeks and did not get to graduate with his class in June. In cannabis news, the state of Hawaii decriminalized cannabis. Bill HB1383, decriminalizes possession of a personal amount of cannabis and provides retroactive expungement for individuals with similar past possession offenses. In gun control news, Washington state has raised its minimum age for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle to 21, along with other new rules governing gun ownership. The age restriction went into effect in January, with the other changes taking effect July 1. But some in state law enforcement have vowed not to enforce the measure, arguing that it violates the Second Amendment. In rules for rulers news, Congress is weighing up a bipartisan bill to crack down on the sharing of child porn on Defense Department computers after a watchdog group found the Pentagon’s network ranked among the top US ISPs for sharing the vile content. In more rules for our rulers news, a jury found decorated Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of premeditated murder of an injured and captured ISIS fighter he was accused of stabbing. He was, however, found guilty of taking a selfie with the corpse. In cryptocurrency news, the United States’ Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is allegedly considering requiring tech giants to report on crypto activity by users, according to a presentation reportedly from an IRS presentation and provided by a Twitter user. AND YET ANOTHER BAD COP I haven't done this segment in a while because most weeks there are only one or two stories of bad cops. However, this week, we have several, and I didn't want you to miss any of these stories.

37mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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The Regulate Elephants Like Cows Edition – TLS024

Since 2008, elephants have been slaughtered in record numbers, even after the ivory trade was made largely illegal in 1989. Can this trend be reversed? Thank you for joining me on the twenty-fourth episode of The LAVA Spurt, The Regulate Elephants Like Cows Edition. Over the holiday weekend, I watched a documentary on Netflix called The Ivory […] The post The Regulate Elephants Like Cows Edition – TLS024 appeared first on The LAVA Flow Podcast.

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3 Dec 2016

Rank #16

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State of Emergency - TLF121

Trump declared a state of emergency for his wall. What's the history behind these national emergencies? What's in the News with stories on TSA's new list, profiting from school shootings, murdered by cop, tased in the balls, permitless carry in OK, and US airstrikes on the rise. And, and Ask Me Anything on conspiracy theories, anarchist utopia, and giving up on politics. This episode is brought to you by SmartCash, an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use for everyday transactions. Also, brought to you by NordVPN, the easiest, cheapest, and fastest way to get secure and private access to the internet I've ever seen, and I use it every single day. WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES So, Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency to fund his wall, and liberals are beside themselves that he would pull such a dirty stunt. And not just liberal here in the US. The UK's Express had the headline, "Donald Trump SHOCKS world as he declares state of emergency as he builds his WALL." WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In security theater news, one of my supporters, Kathleen, posted this article in my LAVA Flow Super Secret Supporters Facebook group. Apparently, the TSA has created a new secret watchlist for troublesome passengers. In taxation is theft news, the government has finally found a way to profit from school shootings. In bad boys update news, you may recall the story last week of the Houston couple who were murdered in their homes because of a supposed police informant purchasing heroin from their house. Well, guess what. It was all a lie. In more bad boys news, a body camera video shows a man was tased 11 times by officers in Arizona. In gun news, a bill allowing for permitless carry in Oklahoma has passed the House floor. In US bombing news, US airstrikes in Afghanistan are the highest in a decade amid peace talks.   Ask Me Anything This week I answer questions on conspiracy theories, anarchist utopia, and giving up on politics. You can ask me a question by emailing AMA@thelavaflow.com or by posting your question in one of the specific AMA posts I put in the Pax Libertas Fans Facebook group or in my secret Facebook group for supporters of the show. As always, I will begin with supporters questions.

32mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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The DNC WikiLeaks Edition – TLF042

The DNC WikiLeaks Edition In this fortnight's episode, The DNC WikiLeaks Edition, we talk about the big DNC WikiLeaks email drop, What's in the News with stories on guns in Europe, a bunch of police misconduct, guns in Massachusetts, and freedom of speech, and a segment with some news on my future endeavors in podcasting. WHAT’S RUSTLING […] The post The DNC WikiLeaks Edition – TLF042 appeared first on The LAVA Flow Podcast.

31mins

2 Aug 2016

Rank #18

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Cop Sued Twice - TLF142

A cop is sued twice for separate actions on the same day? Get all the details here. What's in the News with stories on bad cop resigns, a cop kills his own baby, kid arrested for finger gun, Musk smoking a joint costly for taxpayers, ABC is fake news, and coward prison guard. Finally, and Ask Me Anything where I answer your questions on talent shows, all caps writing, and nonvoting. This episode is brought to you by Health Excellence Plus, a health share that has saved my family thousands of dollars, and can save you money too. Also, brought to you by ForkFest, the annual decentralized libertarian camping event that happens around PorcFest, with no tickets and no one in charge. Also, brought to you by all of my dozens of supporters. WHAT'S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES Normally I handle bad cops in the news or in a separate segment, but this case deserves a much more detailed examination, and it really rustles my jimmies. You’ve got to be a special kind of law enforcement officer to have two lawsuits filed against you in the same day. Hamilton County Deputy Daniel Wilkey is that kind of special. The Tennessee law enforcement officer managed to violate rights against enough people that two of them retained lawyers. This suggests Deputy Wilkey violates rights on a regular basis, but maybe not egregiously enough to merit a lawsuit in every case. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In bad boys update news, the Fort Worth cop who shot and killed a woman playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew in her own home has resigned. In more bad boys news, a New Jersey police officer and his wife have both been indicted for the death of their three-month-old baby last year. In indoctrination centers bad boys news, a 12-year-old girl pointer finger guns at other kids, so cops handcuffed and arrested her. In I can't make this s*** up news, Elon Musk smoking Jow Rogan's weed somehow put taxpayers on the hook for $5 million. In fake news news, during both evening and morning broadcasts, ABC News showed footage from a gun show at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky. Except they told viewers it was a showdown between Syria and Turkey. In more bad boys news, a prison guard who hid while an inmate he released raped a nurse at gunpoint cannot be sued, according to the 7th circuit court. ASK ME ANYTHIN I answer your questions on talent shows, all caps writing, and nonvoting.

35mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Gun Control - TLF125

Gun control is all in the news lately thanks to the Christchurch massacre. What's the history of gun control in the US and who is supporting it today? What's in the News with stories on vice cops screwed, collateral damage, dead by drug war, indoctrination center shooting, more collateral damage, and space farce update. And, an Ask Me Anything segment on my fat ass, waving a magic wand, and ending the federal government. This episode is brought to you by NordVPN, the easiest, cheapest, and fastest way to get secure and private access to the internet I've ever seen, and I use it every single day. Also, brought to you by Tom Woods's Liberty Classroom, helping you to become a smarter and more informed libertarian than ever before, for just 24 cents a day. WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES Since I'm currently in the market for a new Remington 870 Tactical 12-gauge shotgun, it has made me think about gun control. And, with all of the nonsense going on after the horrific Christchurch massacre, I thought it was a good time to talk about it. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In nothing new here news, after a series of scandals and investigations, Columbus, Ohio is disbanding its police department's unit that was supposed to focus on "moral crimes." In collateral damage news, U.S. airstrikes are killing civilians in Somalia, a new Amnesty International report says, refuting the Pentagon’s repeated statements that no civilians have died, even as U.S. attacks have at least tripled under the Trump administration. In drug war news, Pennsylvania State Police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a Grateful Dead fan caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine’s treads, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Monday. In indoctrination centers news, during active shooter training, some Indiana teachers were “shot execution style” with “projectiles” that caused welts and blood, according to the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA). In more collateral damage news, an appeal has begun in the case of three Yemenis suing the German government for complicity in the death of family members killed in US drone strikes. Ramstein Air Base in Germany is integral to the US drone program. In space farce news, Defense officials have asked for $304 million to fund research into space-based lasers, particle beams, and other new forms of missile defense next year. ASK ME ANYTHING It's that time again! I'm going to answer your questions! Remember, you can ask me your question by adding it to the thread I post in the Pax Libertas Productions Podcast Fans Facebook group or by emailing me at ama@thelavaflow.com. Or, if you are awesome as fuck as you support the show, you can ask me your question in The LAVA Flow Super Supporters Facebook group or in Patreon. So, let's jump into the questions.

32mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #20