Venezuela has created its own state-sanctioned cryptocurrency by order of President Maduro, and some dipstick state-rep from Alabama says teachers shouldn't be armed because they're mostly women, and women aren't comfortable carrying guns. Get all the details on this episode of The Ancap Barber Shop!
Hey everybody! In this episode, we are LIVE for the first time from the new and improved Martin Shkreli Studios! We discuss the arrest of Matthew Qualls, which occurred on February 22nd, 4 days after publicly criticizing Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Hillary Clinton supporters spamming pro Bernie Sanders facebook groups with child pornography.
In this bonus episode Scott yaks with fellow ancap and crypto lover Jake Bryan.
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Scott, having been a big bad podcaster for a little over a year now didn't think he needed to do a routine sound check
before recording this podcast, resulting in some electronic interference leaking into the final mix. The good folks at
PAX Libertas Productions would like to assure you that he is being dealt with accordingly...
At the end of the day we think that the information contained in this episode is worth a listen, and we we're able to fix it up a good bit, but you should do so at your own risk.
After praising Dash in episode 33 of the Ancap Barber Shop, some potential issues with the coin have been brought to our attention that are at the very least worth a mention. What's the final verdict on Dash? Let us know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd to talk to contact Jake, you can do so at jakebryan.me
Jake references a video regarding one of the people that were on the board that created Ripple (XRP).
The criticisms of Dash we referenced are presented below:
"(1) It was built on fraud; some guy named Evan cloned the Bitcoin code then premined it in his closet for two days while purposefully blocking other miners from submitting blocks. He claimed it was a mistake or a bug after he raked in a couple of million coins. When questioned, he mocks the investor asking the question and acts really weird never really explaining what happened; he implies that he deserved the premined coins because he put "his entire life in the computers in that closet" Video here: https://youtu.be/0EG2km7GAmM?t=2834
(2) He promised to give them back to the community and he never did; he lied. He now claims that by holding the coins, he is helping the community. Video here: https://youtu.be/0EG2km7GAmM?t=2834
(3) They lie in their marketing, claiming that it's a totally anonymous and private coin. This is an outright lie and it puts people on the black market in danger. A bunch of smart people from Princetown were able to achieve 100% success in tracing Dash wallets on the network. Dash is not anonymous or private and using it puts you in danger; Do not believe their marketing lies and never use Dash on the black market: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1709.02489.pdf
(4)They purposefully created master nodes to lock up a majority of coin supply and artificially increase price so that Evan can own a majority of them and continue to rake in fees from the dumbasses who use his network and making him even more rich by using his original pre-mined coins to extract even more funds from the network users. There are currently 4,766 master nodes on the network, putting 4,766,000 DASH out of circulation out of 7,774,607. Well over half of all DASH in existence is locked up creating artificial scarcity in order to inflate the price so Evan can profit even further.
(5) Evan has a master key that allows him to invalidate all transactions on the network for the previous 24 hours. More details here: https://www.reddit.com/…/just_a_reminder_that_dashs_strate…/
(6) Dash is openly being called a scam by some of the best and smartest people in the crypto world.
FluffyPony discussing Dash at length as a scam here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrKU0Ymta-U
Charlie Lee: "Dash is trash."
Peter Todd: "Dash is snake oil."
Greg Maxwell: "Dash is not cryptographically secure at all."
Is that enough for you?
If you choose to participate in a coin built on fraud, that is your choice. Dash has made serious gains in price in the last year and if your goal is to turn profits, so be it. I personally cannot support this project for many reasons. Make your choices wisely."
We hope you enjoyed this episode, Worms!
In this episode, we are discussing the freedom action strategy "Vonu" with Shane Radliff of the Vonu Podcast. Vonu is the condition or quality of, as well as the action of achieving, an invulnerability to coercion. Etymologically, it is an awkward contraction of the phrase, VOluntary Not vUlnerable (hence, “vonu”). The idea is to become as invulnerable to coercion as HUMANELY possible, from both public coercers (the State) and private coercers (ACTUAL criminals). If you would like to hear more about Vonu you can go to http://vonupodcast.com/start-here/. Please don't forget to go and like the Ancap Barber Shop Facebook page!
In this episode, we discuss automating congress with special guest Donnie Gebert, but before that, we introduce our new panelists! That's right, after lengthy consideration we are bringing two of our close libertarian friends, Dave Hester and Tanner Cypret into the fold! You may remember Dave from the tenth episode: Rothbard's Natural rights and Euthanasia. You may also remember Tanner from our nineteenth episode: Net Neutrality and artificial intelligence and our twenty-first episode: Seasteading, Determinism and Cocaine.
Donnie has a plan to automate congress, resulting in what he calls a direct republic. His plan involves all "government" programs being funded voluntarily by making everyone their own representative, as well as recording the transactions on the blockchain. They would be able to decide which programs receive funding (if any at all) as well as how much.
He claims that this could be a transitional method of getting away from democracy and that it is minarchistic, because everyone would have to sign a contract. We question this aspect but approve the general concept as a means to abolish taxation and government coercion.
We hope you enjoy this episode and would love to know what you think about it. Send us an email at email@example.com!
In this episode, we are joined by fellow "ancap barber" Brandon Griffith. That's right folks, we actually have a barber on the show and we actually talk about cutting hair (and he's actually an anarcho-capitalist). Don't fear if barbering isn't your thing, We go through Brandon's barber journey as well as his struggles with drug addiction. Brandon has recently implemented ibogaine treatment to combat his addiction and the results are tremendous (he stopped using drugs). Listen to hear the full story!
What are the foundations of libertarianism? We explore that topic this week. Join us!
We start off with a discussion about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Scott's baseline position is, "Let's talk thing out and not resort to violence."
Is it appropriate to punch a Nazi in the face for spouting bad ideas?
Christopher Cantwell, the racist from the Vice documentary, is a class A piece of shit nationalist.
Is there a peaceful way to deal with racists? Yep, and folks in Germany have proven it.
We also talk about the situation with national Libertarian Party chairman, Nick Sarwark, attacking Tom Woods out of the blue in a bout of virtue signaling. We think this was a bad move by Sarwark and he should not be alienating libertarian minded individuals.
We now get into the foundations of libertarianism.
What is the non-aggression principle?
Libertarians are not pacifists, but we do not believe in initation of agression. We will defend ourselves.
Libertarianism put simply is "don't hurt people and don't take their stuff."
We talk about moral foundations and useful diversions with Alan Barksdale.
We start off talking about Coinbase reversing their first memo about not supporting Bitcoin Cash at first. Now, they will be supporting Bitcoin Cash by the end of the year. They likely did this due to all of their pissed off customers and the big hit they would have taken for their initial stance on this issue.
Alan Barksdale is the secretary of the Masidon County Libertarian Party.
Moral foundations theory is a social psychological theory intended to explain the origins of and variation in human moral reasoning on the basis of innate, modular foundations. The original theory proposed five such foundations: Care/Harm, Fairness/Cheating, Loyalty/Betrayal, Authority/Subversion, and Sanctity/Degradation; however, its authors envisioned the possibility of including additional foundations.
How to do drugs with Scott and Adam on heroin.
Scott interviews medicinal cannabis advocate Seth Green of Greener Pastures Tennessee in this bonus episode.
Seth was born with Cerebral Palsy and started having seizures at age 13. He now has multiple illnesses because of this condition. He wants to give people information on alternative medicine that is out there for people like him.
Cannabis has helped him to get off of over 20 types of medications that were giving him even more seizures and mood swings.
Did John the Baptist use cannabis in the Bible?
Without cannabis, Seth suffers terribly and will have seizures. He typically uses cannabis by ingesting edibles and oil because it works better for his body. He generally stucks to indica strains after a lot of trial and error.
Seth is hoping that the Libertarian Party and new politicians can help Tennessee become a medical cannabis state soon. His goal is to create a grow site or to own a medical cannabis facility.
Find Seth Green on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter for more information. Or, you can go to his website.
We discuss seasteading and determinism this week. And, how to do drugs with Scott and Adam starting with cocaine.
Adam is having car trouble and Scott and his daughter have been sick. What a week!
John McAfee said that if Bitcoin doesn't hit $300,000 in the next three years that he'll eat his dick on live television. We'd love to see that.
Your new favorite Ancap Barber Shop segment, How to Do Drugs With Scott and Adam!
We start with cocaine this week.
Cocaine is bad for your heart and can cause strokes. It is also very addictive as well. Please use cocaine responsibly if you're going to use it.
Make sure to check out the Harm Reduction Coalition for more information.
What is seasteading and why is it important? "Seasteading is the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, called seasteads, outside the territory claimed by any government."
We talk about a couple of articles from Steemit. The first is "The value of creating micro-nations on the oceans - a simple case for Seasteading."
The other article from Steemit is "Why All Seasteads will be Anarcho-Capitalist."
Will all seasteads be anarcho-capitalist?
Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow!
Tanner from episode 19, Net Neutrality and AI, joins us to talk about determinism. Determinism is the belief that all events that happen, either in our brain or they happen to us, are caused by past events so that nothing other than what occurred could have occurred. Using this argument this means we have no control or free will.
What is the difference between determinism and fatalism? How do you view evil people if everything they do is pre-determined?
We discuss Ross Ubricht and the Silk Road.
The Ancap Barber Shop Facebook page broke 300 likes this week. Make sure to like it yourself!
Chelsea Manning is apparently pro-taxes. Stockholm Syndrome? The anarchist Twitter stream was having none of it!
Scott and Adam met Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Ross Ulbricht, and his sister at PorcFest this year. Help them out at the Free Ross website.
We talk about this whole case along with some interesting information. Were there crooked agents involved with this? Who accessed the Dred Pirate Roberts account after Ross was in jail? Who stole Bitcoin from the Silk Road?
The last legal avenue will be to pursue an appeal to the US Supreme Court, which is a one-in-a-million shot.
And, finally, Scott does take Rodger's side on the Net Neutrality debate, and Adam is fired from the Pax Libertas Productions network (not really) because he's no longer a libertarian (not really) because he supports net neutrality!
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