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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Let Go, Live Free by Jeff Berwick

Most of the rest of the world is much more free and amenable to entrepreneurs than anywhere in the West.  Only have $300 in your pocket and are young and want to live free and do something with your life?  Go to Cambodia.  Talk a tanker or commercial ship into taking you across to Asia in return for labor work aboard.  Get to Phnom Penh.  Stay at a $5/day (or less) hostel.   Ask them if you can do work in return for your accommodations. Talk to some of TDV's on-the-ground people in Cambodia, not least of which is Col McLaurin, who wrote up Cambodia in the January issue of TDV.  He can give you the lay of the land so you can see some of the opportunities.  Then start hustling.  Practically everything is legal there.  It is almost completely free.  You can even stay as long as you want for next-to-nothing by just renewing your visa every year for a small fee, or just don't bother.  No one checks those sorts of things.  There is no SWAT team-like Department of Homeland Security or Immigration spying on you and threatening to kidnap you for the crime of not asking for their permission to work or live there.

Truly cheap places for Perpetual Travelers will diminish as the dollar erodes in value, but there will always be places for PTs with AAI to thrive.

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Recovering Our Rights: A Place To Start by Eric Peters

America didn’t become a continental penal colony overnight. It happened step by step, over a period of many years. It’d be wonderful if we could do an overnight re-set, but that’s neither likely nor (probably) practical.

So, what can we do?

How about the same thing that was done to us – only in reverse: A piece-by-piece deconstruction of statism? A re-investing of individual rights – and individual responsibilities – as opposed collective obligations and group responsibility?

A return to the ancient, honorable principle of no harm – no crime.

A logical no harm, no foul rule that those who aim to rule us will ignore.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Ron Paul’s Task: Build Up the Remnant by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Listen as Nock adapts the Lord’s instructions to Isaiah into a modern vernacular:

"Tell them what is wrong, and why and what is going to happen unless they have a change of heart and straighten up. Don't mince matters. Make it clear that they are positively down to their last chance. Give it to them good and strong and keep on giving it to them. I suppose perhaps I ought to tell you," He added, "that it won't do any good. The official class and their intelligentsia will turn up their noses at you and the masses will not even listen. They will all keep on in their own ways until they carry everything down to destruction, and you will probably be lucky if you get out with your life."

When looking for a younger woman abroad, follow your heart and mind.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

When the State Pushes, Will You Push Back? by Sean Covell


Paul Harvey used to famously say, "In times like these, it helps to recall there have always been times like these." The struggles we face are nothing new. The scourge of socialism (just another form of statism) has plagued civilization since its inception. It does no good to be paranoid, just be prepared. So don’t fret. Do what Ron Paul does:

  • Workout. At least five days a week with a mixture of resistance training and cardio to maintain good health and relieve stress. Push weights not people!
  • Eat clean. No processed foods, low grain, high vegetable content, no extra sweeteners or additives. Take supplements every day for optimal nutrient levels. Avoid prescription drugs whenever possible.
  • Embrace non-violence. The state uses enough violence for everyone. If you want change you’ll need different tactics.
  • Educate yourself. Read and then read some more. Then, talk about what you’ve read. The authors noted above are particularly helpful when debating a relative or co-worker who wants to take your money via the IRS or other government regulation.
  • Tell the truth. Speak truth to power. It’s liberating and honesty shows just how strong you are as a person. Don’t back down to pressure. Speak out when something is unjust.

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