Freedom Feens episode 500 (commercial free!)

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Davi Barker, Michael W. Dean and Lousander Feen tell you about the history of the Feens, why DSL is back in style, and then they play a bit of LibPar Cards Against Humanity. (Get the latest version of LibPar CAH HERE, click right top link on that page for printable PDF. That page also has instructions and online-play resources.)

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10 Responses to Freedom Feens episode 500 (commercial free!)

  1. Nicholas Scherrer says:

    I will donate if Michael W. Dean reads “Markets Not Capitalism” here http://radgeek.com/gt/2011/10/Markets-Not-Capitalism-2011-Chartier-and-Johnson.pdf and talks about it on the show. I was a big listener but have been gone in quite awhile and came back to take a listen. 🙂

  2. Darwin Smith says:

    Great show as always, Feens.

    Wikipedia is non-notable. Any time there’s an agenda (in this case, an anti-freedom agenda) in a group that claims to not take a side, then the value as a research tool is nil. Thus non-notable. I want information about maths or science, I’ve got Khan Academy, yet another thing the Feens turned me onto.

    Anyway, keep up the good work, and here’s to another 500 Feens episodes!

    Darwin

  3. Mark says:

    Wait a minute… DSL is an UPGRADE?? Did we time warp back to the mid 90’s?

    When I heard your explanation, I realized that the internet in my neighbourhood tends to bog down late in the evening. I figured that was kids gaming and torrenting. But I like DJ’s theory better, it would explain much!

    I remember in the mid 90’s going from dial-up to DSL. It actually wasn’t so great. The phone lines in the part of town I was in were strung up by Alexander Graham Bell himself a million years ago, and were crap. Phone calls on land lines sounded lousy. The DSL was noticeably faster than dial-up, but not by all that much. Fortunately, cable internet came along shortly after that.

    Fibre optic is now available where I live, which has given me a better speed, and a new package with lots more bandwidth, so I can torrent like crazy. Wheeee!!!!

  4. David says:

    I know I’m in the all 500 club. Happy to have volunteered my free time (when I had some) to the show I love the most. We’re all quick to call someone out but quicker to forgive and quickest to giggle over tea. And some of us even box to the Right Arm of Wyoming even though the other guys at the gym just don’t get it.

    I don’t speak of this often, but on #500… If you loyal fans can help out the show, do it. Volunteer a little time and it goes a long way. I can personally verify that MWD will remember your effort and when you need a little business help in the future he comes through like a freight train. I wish every business contact was so eager to see everyone succeed.

    Congratulations and keep on keepin’ on. It’s a fun community where you know you’re welcome even if you poke and prod once in a while. Or if you’re deathly allergic to cats. This show is the gateway to liberty every bored kid needs to hear.

  5. Gretchen says:

    I use a 27-inch desktop iMac – late 2013 model at my job. They’re still being made. :}

  6. dave says:

    Is it the story from the picture true? I’ve heard otherwise and I’m curious if you know any source that confirms it?

    • MichaelWDean says:

      The thing about popes and cats and rats is true. But it’s now generally believed that the plague was spread by airborne means, not by fleas on rats.

      But regardless, cats are good, popes are bad, and tons of rats in the streets ain’t a fun thing.

      MWD

      • Michigan Escapee says:

        There’s a lot to the Black Plague, which in today’s world, in just one species of enterobacter that isn’t much of a threat anymore.

        It’s not much of a threat because common doxycycline can wipe it out, and routinely does when people are bitten by squirrels. But also because people immune to it multiplied in europe, mainly around Scandanavian countries.

        The immunity is called the CCR5 mutation, which gives you some immunity to black plague, smallpox, and most strains of HIV. But not West Nile Virus, so it is possible to get the two week pukes(it’s flu like in many ways, but not totally) more than once. This occurs about 5% of the time in the general european population. Closer to 10-20% in scandanavian countries, because multiple centuries of plague killed something like 40% of the population.

        Why those countries more than others? Probably because they lead the region in ocean going trade, more ships, and were stuck indoors more of the year.

        Anyway, once a plague really gets ramped up, it can mutate and turn into pneumonic plague, which is airborn, and turns a slow moving plague into a sort of “wipe out everything in weeks” plague. Speculations on the mechanism of this are here.

        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20160020
        http://iai.asm.org/content/78/5/2045.full

        And your guess is as good as mine from that point. 😉

      • MichaelWDean says:

        Not only that, this Pope started The Inquisition!

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