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Anarchy in the AA! Step 3 in Statists Anonymous, Freedom Feens radio

Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA, in the 1920s and in the 1940s
Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA, in the 1920s and in the 1940s

Ben Stone the Bad Quaker and Michael W. Dean drop Part Three in their 36-part series, “Adopting and Adapting the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and 12 Concepts of World Service of Alcoholics Anonymous to treating the disease of Statism, the disease of clinging to bad ideas, and the disease of clinging to bad people.”

Michael and Ben give their experience, strength and hope on Step Three: “We  made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”

Topics include: how AA has anarchy in its structure and it’s even in the book, why no one person has all the answers, how you can find answers in unlikely places, and how you can recover in a 12-step program if you’re not a theist.

Read Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of AA free online. (This is a book that Ben says is as important to liberty as anything by Ludwig von Mises.)

Read A User’s Manual For The Human Experience by Michael W. Dean.

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The Freedom Feens have no connection to Alcoholics Anonymous and are using the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and 12 Concepts of AA in the open-source way that AA allows, as long as it is made clear there is no endorsement from AA.

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Classic Feens: THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE “RIGHT” TO VOTE

Today’s radio broadcast is a repeat of last week’s show about David Crowley. It’s an important one so we’re replaying it on the weekend when we’re on  more stations.

So today’s podcast is a CLASSIC FEENS with Neema Vedadi, from Oct 27, 2011. (Includes great segment of Neema and Michael talking about how they thought Stefan Molyneux was a great man. I blame Neema.):

Michael W. Dean and Neema Vedadi talk about how the Freedom Feens now has streaming audio, they talk about why the right to bear arms is infinitely more important than the “right” to vote, how voting is basically a suggestion box strung up in the cotton field by our slave masters, and what anarchy is. They talk about a dream of being armed and naked in school, the irony of getting a “you don’t own this” claim on a video called “I own me”, the personal politics of smashing guitars and burning money, the joys of saying goodbye to old statist childish things, why we need DMSO caffeine swabs to go with our electronic cigarettes, why “Freemasons run the country”, why a cafe owner booted a cop from his business, why anarcho-capitalists are generally better public speakers and better at defining and articulating their motives than left-anarchists, and tyrannical ballistic fingerprinting system patents for sale on eBay. Then Neema talks about the census tyrannizing him with the American Community Survey even after he filled out the regular census, and Michael explains why his home studio vocal booth is a sacred place.

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Send Lawyers, Goats And Coffee – Freedom Feens radio

Young Nick the Yak Man doing radio
Young Nick the Yak Man doing radio. Stylish head wrap is to prevent echo back into his mic from using earbuds while he waits for his Amazon order of closed-ear headphones.

Michael W. Dean, Lousander Feen and Nick Hazelton yak about yaks, goats, coffee, talk radio, audio quality, liberty, tyranny, the Great Man Fallacy, the Bad Man Fallacy and The Fuhrer Principle.

MWD sez: “I made a mistake at the end of the show,  said that  we shouldn’t question obedience, we should question authority, and then  attributed it to Bill. It is actually the opposite. I knew that and misspoke. Tired.”

Michael’s co-hosts’ audio came in over FeenPhone

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Libertarians Against Reason Magazine – Freedom Feens radio archive

Michael Dean made this card. Jim Jesus had nothing to do with it.
Michael Dean made this card. Jim Jesus had nothing to do with it.

MK Lords and Davi Barker do some live radio with Michael W. Dean. Topics include: Reason magazine seemingly plagiarizing Jim Jesus’ very original Libertarians Against Humanity card deck without credit. (Yeah, we don’t believe in Intellectual Property, but it’s a dick move for those Beltway libertarians to make their “Minarchists Against Humanity” deck without mentioning Jim’s version in the magazine.)

Also discussed is the David Crowly & family death, and why it’s recommended to remain agnostic with opinons not backed by evidence. i.e. the value of not being absolutely sure of something no one can be absolutely sure of.

Also includes an experiment: some “behind the feens” banter between the commercials. You get to be a fly on our walls! It’s good teaching hospital workbook stuff.

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David Crowley, Director Of Gray State Movie Talks the Art of Filmmaking, Hope, and making enemies by having unpopular opinions – Freedom Feens radio

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This is a replay, with commentary, of a September 2nd, 2012 interview with David Crowley. Interview was by Freedom Feen Michael W. Dean. Commentary here is by MWD and by Lousander Feen.

Basic premise is “We don’t know WHAT really happened, but don’t rush to judge a director by his trailer, and don’t rush to co-sign the official State story. If you do, you’re square.

Links: “Gray State” director dead in apparent murder of family / suicide.

Another article.

Police scanner audio of Crowley family body report.

Video of Crowley happy with his wife and kid, back when.

Gray State Trailer

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Classic Feens – THE STATE AND THE STATISTS WHO LOVE IT

Derrick J isn’t around tonight, he’s in New York City covering the Ross Ulbricht trial. Tonight’s radio show is a replay of Bill Buppert from earlier today. And here on the Interwebs, we bring you a CLASSIC FEENS with Neema Vedadi from June 2011: THE STATE AND THE STATISTS WHO LOVE IT

Michael W. Dean and Neema Vedadi discuss how the first black American president is bombing the hell out of Africa, Economic meltdown sex slave erotica, haters, California screwing itself again, Glenn Beck’s half-truths, Gay marriage in NY and the gun grabbers who “give” it to you, Bill O’Reilly interviewing Lupe Fiasco, Michael Dean’s deism, the Anti-Deist Movement, The Jefferson Bible, why the book “The Red Amendment” seems cultish and wrong,  the majesty of the Boondocks, what it was like being in a punk band in the 80s, battle rifle choices, Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom at The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Wyoming legalizing concealed carry of guns without a permit, and what it was like being in a punk band way back in the day. Then we hear a Right Arm of Wyoming song, “Redistribution of Theft.”

Also, check new interview with Michael W. Dean on FightPorn podcast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08S4poMGvwA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYJ20INbM7Q&feature=player_embedded#at=28

 

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FeenPhone source code on GitHub, + a new, better version of FeenPhone

Great FeenPhone wallpaper to commemorate the launch on GitHub! (Click for large version.)
Great FeenPhone wallpaper to commemorate the launch on GitHub! (Click for large version.)

FeenPhone Source Code Now on GitHub

Finally, we’re ready to share it. It’s HERE. It’s open source, licensed BSD 3-clause.
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Non-Windows Developer Protocol Guide and block diagram coming soon. If you want to make a non-Windows version of FeenPhone, or a product derived from our code, we’d love to help you, at least with testing it over the Internet. Please post a comment below and we’ll be in touch.

New FeenPhone Version

Also, there’s a new version of FeenPhone, beta v0.1.5492.36528, on the Download page, HERE. (If you had another version installed, uninstall it first, using the Windows uninstaller. FYI, this version has its own uninstaller added in the program group.)
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This version has been tested as stable on many Freedom Feens live radio shows, with two and three co-hosts, for a week now, and been tested off air even more. It rocks.
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Changelog:
–Fixed wonky Audio Out volume slider
–Fixed issue of starting mic volume at very low setting
–Added uninstall link in program group
–Fixed bug in link in About tab, no longer cause crashing when clicked.
–Put version number at top of program interface next to program name.
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We’ve also added a Quick-Start guide, here. It’s much shorter than the full FeenPhone manual. The Quick-Start guide should be enough to get anyone up and running if they’re already computer savvy and audio-smart. Of course, we still recommend everyone read the relatively short 20-Minute Audio School to get the most out of FeenPhone.
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Next thing we’ll be working on is automatic port forwarding.

 

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Statists Weaponize Envy – Freedom Feens radio

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Bill Buppert from ZeroGov.com and Michael W. Dean talk (over Skype, NOT FeenPhone) and discuss “Where the hippies went wrong, part 2″, the author of the racist Ron Paul newsletters, why Marxism makes sense to stupid people, why voluntaryism / AnCapistan / libertarianism / abolitionism are starting to make more sense to more smart people, and then they answer the question “Do libertarians get their own planet when you die?”

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Ben Stone Explains Step Two in Statists Anonymous – Freedom Feens radio

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Ben Stone the Bad Quaker and Michael W. Dean drop Part Two in their 36-part series, “Adopting and Adapting the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and 12 Concepts of World Service of Alcoholics Anonymous to treating the disease of Statism, the disease of clinging to bad ideas, and the disease of clinging to bad people.”

Michael and Ben give their experience, strength and hope on Step Two: “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”

Read Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of AA online.

Read A User’s Manual For The Human Experience by Michael W. Dean.

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Donate to FeenPhone

The Freedom Feens have no connection to Alcoholics Anonymous and are using the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and 12 Concepts of AA in the open-source way that AA allows, as long as it is made clear there is no endorsement from AA.

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Linux lickers and Black Mirror – Freedom Feens radio

LickMirror

Davi Barker and Randy England listen while Michael Dean rants at people who know nothing about computers or open source licenses but bug people who run free software companies about their license choices or operating system choices.

Then all three chaps talk about Walled Garden computer systems, Internet history, BBS systems, dial-up, weenies on Reddit, The Great Failure of Wikipedia and the amazingly great show Black Mirror.

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Download free: Michael Dean’s 1983 college Magnum Opus, The Solstice Suite.

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