Today I posted more articles on Strike-The-Root as the Friday editor.
I also got my second Strike-The-Root column published Secret Terror Script Leaked.
It’s a tongue-in-cheek, partially humorous, partially tragic look at the periodically foiled ‘terror plots’ around the country.
Take a look and let me know what you think.
I thoroughly enjoyed Infinity Squad.
Based on the premise of Earth’s military forces trying to tame and colonize a foreign planet while battling with dominant indigenous life form – Hell-spiders – Infinity Squad’s big sci-fi hook is that the humans have the capability of resurrecting their dead soldiers into cloned bodies – most of the time.
The characters, enjoyable and infuriating, are constantly required to make quick decisions and to live, or die, as a consequence. The storyline never stops moving. There are plenty of twists to keep it interesting and to keep the reader wondering what’s going to happen next. The dialogue is crisp and readable, witty and humorous, and occassionally macabre – most notably when one of the main characters chooses to feed his previous body to the enemy spider.
Shuvom has done an excellent job teasing out the implications of having a military capable of regenerating its soldiers, and it’s these implications played out logically that really drive the story.
There is obviously some violence in the book – it is about an attempted military conquest of an alien planet. The cursing from the characters can be a bit heavy at times, and the story is spiced with sexual innuendo, but it all fits with the context of the story.
That’s what’s best about Infinity Squad, the story comes first. It’s entertaining, and it’s well worth the read.
Though Infinity Squad is centered around the military, the story is strongly anti-authoritarian. It’s not an outwardly libertarian book; there is little preaching. However, there are numerous one-liners and quips that should make liberty lovers smile, like:
“Forbidden are laws that benefit one group more than the rest, or ones that dictate what an adult may do inside his own cave.”
“Can’t I OD on weed or something?”…. “No one dies from that,”
The protagonists have to stand up for what they believe is right, against a brutal authority. I found myself not only liking but rooting for the characters that Shuvom has created.
If he can sell 1,000 copies, Shuvom has said he’ll write sequel. So please buy a copy and enjoy. I want to see what happens next to the members of Infinity Squad.
Find out more at the Burning Porcupine – 2013 Web Site.
Waiting to find more info…last year’s information can be found at:
Find out more at the Liberty Forum – 2013 Web Site.
Now in its 6th year, Liberty Forum is New Hampshire’s premier liberty-oriented conference. It has developed a reputation for drawing together people of diverse backgrounds from across the Northeast and beyond for the purpose of discussing strategies to reduce government interference in our lives and build a better society through business, the arts, volunteer work, etc.
It is also an opportunity to introduce attendees to New Hampshire and give them a taste of the many benefits of socializing, networking, and organizing with a large group of like-minded people!
Speakers and other details are still being planned.
Find out more at the AFP-Wisconsin Freedom Fest – 2012 Web Site.
MADISON—Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin is hosting Freedom Fest 2012 this Saturday, October 6th, at the Kalahari Resort (1305 Kalahari Drive) in Wisconsin Dells—a free event for sportsmen and grassroots activists across the state.
Doors open at 10:00 AM, and the free event will run until 10:00 PM.
Featured guests at Freedom Fest 2012 include Former Governor Tommy Thompson, National Rifle Association President David Keene, Doctor Deer James Kroll, radio host Vicki McKenna and country music superstar Lorrie Morgan. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has also been invited to speak.
Tickets are still available for this special event, and guests can register for free here.
Admission includes lunch, dinner buffet and nighttime concerts.
For additional questions contact David Fladeboe at (414) 559-0281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today I posted more articles on Strike-The-Root as the Friday editor.
I also got my first Strike-The-Root column published Harming the Cause For Liberty.
It’s about a pet-peeve of mine regarding the use of the word harm when describing a libertarian philosophy (ie: “as long as you don’t harm anyone it’s ok”).
My main argument is that I think the word harm can be confused and twisted, that people trying to explain a libertarian philosophy,especially if they are trying to persaude others, would be better off talking about respecting individual rights and the concept of non-agression.
Read it and let me know what you think.
Find out more at the Liberty Fest NC – 2012 Web Site.
Liberty Liberty Fest (L2) is a gathering of libertarians, voluntaryists, market anarchists and other such types held just outside of Liberty, North Carolina. L2 2012 is being held the weekend of October 5th through 7th.
The festival is held in Franklinville (just down the road from Liberty) at a rustic conference center on the banks of the Deep River. Most attendees will bring tents to camp, but there are also motels in nearby Siler City or Asheboro if camping is not your style.
L2 will feature workshops and group activities centered around the idea of maximizing individual liberties in a not-so-free world. Examples include off-grid living, microfarming, construction of movable micro-homes, homeschooling, and other such topics. As we get closer to the event date, we’ll have more information for you on who will be speaking and what we’ll be doing. There will also be an agorist market, so plan to bring whatever you have to sell. If you’d like to head or simply suggest an activity, or be on our official vendor list for the agorist market, please e-mail Darren or hit us up on Facebook.
Of course, along with this ‘serious fun’, we’ll also have more relaxed fun such as camping, swimming, hiking, lots of ad hoc discussion, and many more activities. Dogs and children are welcome!
Early registration (through June 30th) is $20. After that the fee increases to $30. Kids 15 and under are free.
Find out more at the PorcFest – 2013 Web Site.
Note: The 2013 PorcFest web site is not up and running yet. The links above and below will take you to the 2012 PorcFest site until the new one comes online.
Don’t miss the premier liberty event of the year – the Free State Project‘s annual PorcFest.
This will be the 9th annual PorcFest. It’s grown from 150 people to over 1000.
Enjoy a full week of speakers, bands, discussions, camping, eating, drinking, friends, new comers, and more…
The 2013 event is still being planned. You can read more about the past events here.
Stay tuned for more information as it unfolds.
Find out more at the Freedom Fest – 2013 Web Site.
FreedomFest is an annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate “great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded society. It is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated with any organization or think tank. Founded and produced by Mark Skousen since 2002, FreedomFest invites the “best and the brightest” from around the world to talk, strategize, socialize, and celebrate liberty. FreedomFest is open to all and is purely egalitarian, where speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are treated as equals.
Currently in the planning stages, but always have a large and impressive list of speakers and events. Check their web site for more details.