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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  1. Haynes says:

    I have some value to add now. If any wants to read this then please do. It was inspired by this podcast. It will be nothing new to most of you on here at Freedom Feens, but you may find it useful to spread to others.

  2. Jason Haynes says:

    I have nothing of value to add to these posts. I do however want to say that I love, love, love the pic of the girl with the gun for this episode. Hot in so may ways.

  3. MichaelWDean says:

    Mike Vanderboegh is a friend of the podcast and has blogged stuff I’ve done before. We actually mention him (as being a good guy, not in relation to the above story, which I just now heard from you) in last night’s episode recording, which I’m editing now to release tonight.

    Mike Vanderboegh isn’t lacking in publicity. Rachel Maddow, Bill Clinton and the SPLC have called him an enemy of the state. I think they’re wrong and I think he’s a good guy.

    The guy who wrote that article, David Codrea, is also a friend of the cast, has blogged a bunch of stuff I’ve done, and is talked about in more length in the upcoming episode.

    Here’s David’s review of my self-help book:


  4. Fascist Anarchist says:

    A little something for lulz here. A book that seems to be the Molรดn Labรฉ for the good ole boy set. Called “Absolved” by a guy named Mike Vanderboegh.

    Only problem, some old guys from Georgia claimed to have read it before they did something crazy. Now that’s not the bad part. It’s publicity for a web novel that seemed to have stagnated. The bad part is, it looks like the book needs a solid three months of editing and reworking before its ready for the printing presses. Which will mean, the publicity will have gone up in smoke 10 weeks before that. Ouch!

    Not a bad read though, pretty funny, brings up some interesting historical bits, plenty of blood, gore, mayhem, and even a few explosion.

  5. MichaelWDean says:

    FA –
    Good topic and question!


  6. Fascist Anarchist says:

    Bummer about the cl0ve cigs ban. Was wanting to get some Djarums for a special occasion. Will have to doctor up some black n milds with cloves instead. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Would be interesting if you covered the free state movement starting with all the
    various atlantis projects etc. Kind of a mess to find info on the internet. The latest ones were a bit more down to earth and the biggest “thing” if there was one, was the NH/WY schism, more of a yawn fest/nerd fight there. Doesn’t really compare with a crazy floating concrete cell island off of Panama or the mile long boat that one guy wants to build. :0

    If you want a fun question for Boston, ask him what 3rd party/fringe party political figures he would most fear being trapped in an elevator with for 18 hours. Assume there is at least 2 pints of tequila, and a 5 gallon bucket there so it wouldn’t be a total nightmare. ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. MichaelWDean says:

    Didja tell ’em the Freedom Feens sent you?


  8. Justin says:

    Just ordered my Vaporsmiths! I didn’t spend enough to use the discount code, just went for the mini starter kit and a 5 pack of cartos to give it a try, but if the wife and I decide we want to stick with this e-puffing thing I’ll be ordering the grande kit soon. Go big or go home right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Gonna give the Turkish and the Menthols a try this round. I’ll let you know what I think after I get my order.

  9. MichaelWDean says:



    You can use the coupon code FREEDOMFEEN
    to get a discount. That will be in the ads starting in the upcoming cast, but will work already.


  10. MichaelWDean says:

    John Applebee,

    Do you know about this link?

    makes it easy to grab all the episodes.


    • John Applebee says:

      That i dig. but i think itunes has all your shows downloaded. Trying to get some of my friends to listen, but they dont seem very receptive to an anarcho-capitalist message.

  11. MichaelWDean says:

    I’ll interview MamaLiberty and Boston T. Party next time I see them. I don’t like doing phone or Skype interviews because they sound so crappy, and here at Freedom Feens, we’re all about high-quality audio.

    My favorite flavors of cartos are Reds and Classics.

    Thank you!

    • Jeff Campbell says:

      Thanks, I’m finally placing my order for the deluxe starter set, and I will mention Freedom Feen is were I heard about them.

  12. Jeff Campbell says:

    BTW, I forgot to ask, do you have any plans to have any guest on your podcasts ?, I’d like to hear from mama Liberty and others that would be of interests.

    On another topic, what flavor do prefer for your Cartomizer ?.

  13. MichaelWDean says:

    Thanks Jeff!

    Did you try our new mobile streaming service? Link on the top of the page.


  14. Jeff Campbell says:

    I’m glad your listener numbers are going up and it’s nice to know that many sites are recommending you for a good listen. I’ll keep passing the word on this excellent Podcast.

  15. MichaelWDean says:

    Thanks John.

    Did you try our new streaming audio? Link at top of page.

    Re: modding community….maybe I’ll find a way to overclock e-ciggs!

    I actually had an article covered in Make Magazine, which is has a lot of modding folk in it. Good people.


  16. John Applebee says:

    Great story on the code enforcers. Those and homeowners associations are why i refuse to buy a home in my area.

    Gratz on the sponsor. Glad you guys dig the e-cigs. When you discover the modding community i think you will be even farther impressed. A perfect example of consumers seeing a need and making their own product to satisfy that need.

  17. MichaelWDean says:

    Good luck trying to remove our rights, DM. And read our “about” page, it explains the spelling.

  18. DM says:

    shouldn’t expect to have any rights if you can’t even spell “fiends”

  19. MichaelWDean says:

    Tell V-smiths Freedom Feens sent ya when you order !


  20. Justin says:

    That’s another thing I’m looking at pretty seriously Michael, the Vaporsmiths. Checking out their website right now actually. Want to thank you and Neema for your reviews of their products. Been wanting to try an e-cig for awhile now, just didn’t know which one to go for.

    Also, I know you guys rail on the FCC quite a bit, it is a bureaucracy after all, but I believe they’re one of the few bureaucracies that actually perform a useful function, at least to some extent. The problem with radio communication, is that it can’t exist in the same place at the same time. In other words, if you’re talking on your cell phone, and somebody decides to transmit something on a crappy homemade transmitter that’s broadbanding all to hell and gone, it could wipe out cell phone communications over a pretty big radius. Imagine if the frequencies that aircraft use to communicate with the control towers weren’t protected and anyone who got their hands on an old aircraft transceiver could fire it up and go to yacking on it. That could get pretty dangerous.

    There really is a reason for allocating certain frequency bands to certain users, and without at least some sort of regulation anyone could, and a lot of people WOULD, interfere with legitimate communications either for their own selfish reasons, or in some cases, just for kicks. No, the law doesn’t stop anyone from doing that if they really want to, but it does at least provide the guidelines that keep decent people from accidentally or unwittingly causing an airliner to crash by chatting with their neighbor on an aircraft radio. I’ve seen it happen myself with radio controlled aircraft. It’s a piece of cake, sometimes done accidentally and no doubt sometimes done on purpose, to turn on a transmitter that happens to be on the same frequency as a plane in the air and effectively “shoot it down”. Not only does that destroy someone’s property when the plane crashes, but it can also be a serious safety risk if that plane happens to hit somebody. If it weren’t for the commission allocating the 72 meg FM band to RC aircraft use only, no one that isn’t into RC aircraft would likely even know that it was what we were using, let alone care enough to stay off of it. Nowadays we’re moving away from the old 72 mhz FM systems that we’ve been using for years in favor of more modern 2.4 gig systems, but the main reason that the 2.4 gig rigs work as amazingly as they do is because the 2.4 gig band is highly regulated and the commission is pretty specific about how it can be used and the specs of the equipment that uses it.

    Still, the FCC could no doubt perform its necessary regulatory function with probably a hundredth of its current budget, and save us all a lot of money and problems by knocking off the nanny crap. It’s main function would need to be no more than publishing a chart stating which frequencies were allocated for which uses, and maybe have some power to deal with infractions. Other than that I have no use for them either, LOL.

  21. MichaelWDean says:

    Paul, “streaming”, I had to look it up myself. It’s the ability to listen to media on a mobile phone, basically. Without downloading the file and keeping it, which takes up too much room on a phone. It applies here to wireless or via a phone, but technically the video on YouTube is also streaming. It doesn’t have to download a whole file to start playing, and doesn’t keep a file after it’s done.

    Justin, great info about your neighbor. I do NOT want to talk to my neighbors, which is why I won’t set one up. lol….But I am a radio nerd, have always been one since I was a kid, and am very fascinated by the whole thing.

    Also think the FCC is very limited in their 100 Mw limit. Many countries allow MUCH more than that without a license on FM and AM. You can buy 10 watt transmitters cheap (for like 100 bucks, plus about 200 for the antenna) that will cover a few miles, but they’re VERY illegal here. In the Caribbean, people get one and cover the whole ISLAND with a legal, un-licensed community radio station.

    As for donations, always welcome if you can. We’ve actually only received two donations, totaling 75 bucks, in our seven months “on the air.” And I’m working about 20 hours a week on this now. But the e-ciggs sponsorship will help, that will save me, Neema and DJ a total of several hundred bucks a month we used to spend on cigarettes. With our first corporate sponsor, I feel like we’ve “arrived”!


  22. Justin says:

    Greetings Feens!

    Trying to get in shape financially so I can send some hefty donations your way. Got a couple more months in my “Get Out Of Debt Campaign”. What can I say? I was a “Feen Beyond My Means” now it’s time to cut the strings and break free ya know? LOL.

    I’ve always been what I’d call a “radio fan”. Not so much a fan of the things that are ON the radio, but a fan of the technology itself. When I was a kid growing up in middle of nowhere Montana, one of my favorite activities was sitting up all night with an AM radio seeing what far away stations I could pull in. Had a brother-in-law that was a broadcast engineer, and when him and my sis would come to visit we’d sit up most of the night wearing out my soldering iron building radios out of junk that I usually had laying around. Later in life I got into racing radio controlled cars, and then RC planes and helicopters. Pretty much, if it involves radio, I’ve been into it at some point in my life and chances are I know at least a few other people that either are, or were into it as well.

    Anyway, been catching up on the ‘cast and heard you talking about microbroadcasting. Got a sorta interesting story about that.

    One of my RC flying buddies, also a HAM, and an all around radio fan, actually has one of the micro FM stations that you were talking about set up at his house. He built his simply so he could listen to the music that he wanted to anywhere around his place, and being a radio fan, an iPod would’ve been WAYYYYYYY too easy, LOL. So he built the transmitter, built a tower, set up the antenna, had one of our broadcast engineer buddies tune it to a gnat’s ass so he could get the absolute legal most out of it, hooked it up to an old computer with a shitload of music on the hard drive, and built a big playlist that he let run 24/7.

    Since the law requires announcing your station every so often, he had some fun recording station ID messages in his best “radio voice” that he put in the playlist every now and then that announced his station, operating under FCC regulation such and such, and he also included his email just in case anyone had any comments or requests.

    Last I knew, he hadn’t gotten too many emails, but gradually more and more of his neighbors started finding his station when they were flipping through the channels, and several of them actually stopped by to thank him, ask questions, shoot the breeze, etc. To the best of my knowledge, no one has ever complained, however he’s also been VERY careful not to step on any licensed commercial stations.

    The point? There was a benefit of microbroadcasting that I didn’t hear you mention, and that’s the ability to elicit actual face to face human interaction in one’s own neighborhood. The internet may give us the ability to communicate around the world, but chances are (usually thankfully) none of those people we communicate with will ever knock on our door or give a friendly wave as they stroll past our houses and they’ll definitely never identify with us as “That guy with the really cool radio transmitter”. Even two way radio communications have something that internet communication doesn’t, it’s more personal, more real, something along those lines. There’s a part of me that misses the days when lots of folks were on the CB chatting up a storm all the time. I may not have been able to talk as far with a CB as I can with the internet, but it was a lot easier to get a sense of whether or not the cat on the other end was a real person or not. Of course I could chat farther than most people could with a CB. Partly because I knew how to tune an antenna, and partly because I had no problem thumbing my nose at “The Commission” (That’s what my engineer buddies call the FCC) and hooking up a 250 watt linear. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. MichaelWDean says:


    Thanks man!

    You should check out our “how we record link” (at the top of the page) for ideas about podcasting. I’d recommend the Zoom H2 if you’re on a budget and/or not tech savvy with recording.

    A “syndicated show” is one that’s re-broadcast elsewhere. Check out the LRN page:

    We’re on there, they re-release our latest episode twice a day in their feed which contains about ten podcasts and radio shows.


  24. Paul Bonneau says:

    Streaming? What’s that? ๐Ÿ™‚

    On that poster, the word “wadcutters” needs to be replaced by “hollowpoints”. Wadcutters are for revolvers. But she’s a cutie isn’t she?

    Oh, about rights, there are no such things:
    (just to give a plug to my article).

    And bullet-making is already possible and has been commonplace for decades. You can cast bullets using lead wheelweights and such; just part of the gun culture (actually a very old part of it). Actually, people cast bullets to save money, more than anything. So there is no danger we will be forced to use serial numbered bullets.

    American Community Survey – shitcan it. Always.

    Neema, we should have lunch sometime. I drive through Tri-cities every now and then.

  25. Garrett says:

    Hey dudes, congrats on the syndication and the new sponsor. This was an interesting episode for me because last night me and a buddy of mine continued our discussion of starting our own podcast, here out of Maryland. One of the things that came up was wether we should go live or pre-record. I think that would be awesome if you guys did do a live show so that some of your loyal listeners could call-in to discuss some of this stuff with you guys.

    Anyway, keep it up. Always a pleasure to listen to to the show while surfing away at the day job. Oh and could you guy maybe explain exactly what a syndicated show is? Thanks, peace!

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