Category Archives: Freedom

Dear Occupant or President

This Two’s-day is about the relationship between um, our wonderful government here in the United States of America and the citizens who are represented in this great Republic.

Now, there are some anarchists out there who might say it’s really a parasitic gang of thieves and murderers protecting aggressors and thwarting justice, but let’s not “should” our rulers to death. (“Should” term stolen from The Simpsons‘ Brad Goodman self-help guru character, but not used in the following clip, Adjusting Your Self-O-Stat (The Simpsons)).

These malcontents would probably agree with the late, great George Carlin about elections, George Carlin – Why I Don’t Vote.

Dilbert creator Scott Adams’ latest book is How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.

Dilbert creator Scott Adams on Bill Maher's show.

Anywho, Scott Adams was on Bill Maher’s show explaining Donald J. Trump’s success in the primary and Adams’ prediction of Trump’s victory in the general election, Real Time with Bill Maher: Dilbert Creator Scott Adams (HBO), also embedded below. Since that show, Adams has switched his endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, and explains it in this blog post, Why I Switched My Endorsement from Clinton to Trump.

For supporters of Secretary Clinton or other candidates who are thrilled that The Donald did not seem as detailed and logical as Hillary, this too shall pass. Believe me. This is Huge. Not the details, reason, and logic part– but probably the winning part. Oh well.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Michael Moore, Michael Moore melts down on Twitter after debate: ‘It’s over’.

Using Satellites When HF (Shortwave) Is Down

This Sat-ellite-urday product ships from and is sold by Amazon.com. From the description ((with notes)).

Baofeng at eBay

High / Low Power Settings (4W/1W) Programmable Amateur Radio

Frequency Range: 65-108 MHz (Only commercial FM radio reception) VHF: 136-174 MHz(Rx/Tx). UHF: 400-520 MHz(Rx/Tx)
((You can listen to FM while waiting for communications))

Customize Channel Names, the Boot Display and More by Using the PC03 FTDI Programming Cable

1500mAh Battery; Broadband (Wide) 25khz / Narrowband (Narrow) 12.5khz Selectable

AUTO Keypad Lock, Dual Band, Dual Display and Dual Standby

The radio works great on direct simplex, on local repeater systems, some of which may have Echolink and similar internet voice connections, and you can work satellites. All this on such a cheap device without a phone bill. Welcome to amateur (ham) radio.

Baofeng radio vhf/uhf transceiver
BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

Last Sat-ellite-urday, we covered using HF (shortwave) when satellites were unavailable, and presumably phones and internet, too. This week, let’s say phones and internet are off, maybe simply because the power is down, but the “atmospherics” on the shortwave bands are also not favorable. This was a problem before satellites, mentioned in movies about Pearl Harbor, for example.

Even in an EMP scenario, if you wrapped protected gear in cardboard and aluminum foil (seriously!), satellites might have been safe on the other side of the globe and are just now passing overhead for you to use.

Description of the video, First contact via amateur radio satellite, also embedded below, from Christian Jacobs‘ YouTube channel:

“In this video I make my first amateur radio satellite contact via SO-50 (145.850 MHz uplink, 436.795 MHz downlink +/- Doppler shift, http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=1015).”

“The new Yagi antenna was made from aluminium rods (6 mm in diameter). Measurements were calculated using John Drew (VK5DJ)’s Yagi Calculator program (http://www.vk5dj.com/yagi.html), which runs fine under Wine in Linux. The radio is a Baofeng UV-5R, connected to the antenna by some RG-58 50 Ohm coax and a PL-259 plug.”

“The Gpredict program (http://gpredict.oz9aec.net/) was used to predict the satellite pass time.”
Interesting note: This is one of the few YouTube videos to select the Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed).

3D Printed Guns Not Protected Sez Court

The Amazon product this Free-day isn’t free as in beer, but frees you to put your phone in the one place in your dwelling that gets a good cell signal and lets you talk anywhere on the device acting as a portable speakerphone. Also, listen to music.

Our smallest portable speaker with a convenient silicon handle for hanging
Connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 30 feet (10 meters) away
Works with Bluetooth-enabled devices including Android and iPhone, iPad, tablets, smartphones, iPods, and MP3/MP4 players
Up to 6 hours of playback on a single charge; full charge takes 2 hours; Splash-resistant design
Built-in mic for making phone calls; power and volume-control buttons; USB charging cable included

AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Blue. Or spend more money on a cell signal booster.

The speaker also comes in black or yellow optional colors, but since it’s bluetooth, here it’s blue.

Come and Take It by Cody Wilson
Come and Take It: The Gun Printer’s Guide to Thinking Free

Ars Technica reported that a U.S. court ruled that Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun designs were not protected by the first amendment, Court: With 3D printer gun files, national security interest trumps free speech.

Other people are testing 3D printed pistols, including for example, “Guy in a garage”, Songbird 3D Printed Pistol – .357 Magnum REPAIRED!, also embedded below.

Drama In Social Media Video Land (Demonetization)

The Two’s-day (relationships, as opposed to travel To’s-day) Amazon product is a pre-order of the Kindle edition of Lilly Singh’s new book, How To Be A Bawse.

Her YouTube channel is approaching 10 million subscribers, so she might be able to learn you somethin’.

Before we get back to Lilly Singh’s advice for starting a YouTube channel, let’s look at the latest kerfuffle between YouTube and some creators, for example on Computing Forever’s channel, YouTube Demonetization: Why I Disagree with Armoured Skeptic (explicit language), in which the pretext of “advertiser friendliness” is claimed to cover up an agenda of outrageous bias, censorship and arbitrary disabling of monetized ads on disfavored channels. One remedy suggested is using Patreon is get fan subscribers to monetize videos.

I know some very high traffic YouTube gun channels, such as hickok45, have established a new presence on a gun friendly video platform, Full30.com.

Many YouTube creators have advice videos. For example, another creator, Alisha Marie, How to Start a Successful Youtube Channel!! recommends cameras, editing software, and content tips.

Because of her great success, Lilly “The Bawse” was asked by film star Dwayne Johnson for advice on starting a YouTube channel, How To Be a YouTube Star (ft. The Rock). The actor provides a different type of drama from the recent YouTube controversy.

HF Radio When The Satellites Are Unavailable

This Sat-urday, my selected Amazon product is one of several books about Arduino and ham radio. ARRL has some good recent entries into this subject, too.

This one includes automatic Morse code decoding that I’ve used in an earlier form, mutated, and built with an added keyboard to send signals as well.

The author of the program published in the book, Budd Churchward, has an elegant, easy to assemble kit available with all the parts, or you could order bare printed circuit boards from OSH Park, Smoke Testing the Morseduino 2.

I’m also looking at a Hackaday article by Al Williams published today, Wilderness Radio Build, which features a built from scratch 20 meter transceiver, with video of its operation accompanied by a cat seeking attention.

Newer designs are using Software Defined Radio to control sending and receiving, sometimes standalone from a computer, such as this homebrew QRP (Reduced Power – usually 5 watts or less) transceiver QSO AE2B – PD5DJ/QRP with MCHF SDR Transceiver (embedded below). Shortwave (a.k.a. “HF” high frequency) can get your signal out of the local area when satellites are inaccessible for any reason.

Paul Wheaton Preaches Permaculture (Explicit Language)

Paul Wheaton preaches it in this 2013 keynote talk to the S. California Permaculture Convergence (video also embedded below).

The Self Reliance Mastery book from Amazon here contains a contribution by Wheaton. He also has DVDs and books for sale at Richsoil.com.

The talk introduces dozens of permaculture related applications, presented to a good crowd in an actual church, where he nonetheless throws out expletives with abandon. (Some call him “The Bad Boy of Permaculture.”)

I’ve been a fan for years. He’s been a frequent guest on Jack Spirko’s The Survival Podcast. Paul’s own empire includes Permies.com (information and forums) and Richsoil.com (more media and products).

For libertarians, the talk includes how to build durable homes for hardly any money, which in itself avoids taxes, and avoiding “suck minimum wage jobs,” and if you don’t like Monsanto, frackers or other bad actors–he strongly suggests you don’t give them money!!! Forget idiotic protests. Wheaton gets a lot of hate comments for some of his controversial positions including his emphasis on permaculture techniques instead of the religious and political cult associated with it. He expresses the heretical hope permaculture farmers make more money than the ones that follow Monsanto.

Let Paul Wheaton’s sermon begin. Try not to laugh and amazingly, you might learn somethin’. Again, trigger warning! Explicit language and new ideas.

Promises and Threats from Young Blood

Steven P. Novella, MD, the editor and founder of Science Based Medicine, has published an article, Parabiosis – The Next Snakeoil, anticipating a rush of quacks chasing dollars from rich or desperate patients seeking the latest miracle cure. He probably also doubts the many benefits of snake cartilage.

My only criticism of these Skeptical Inquisitors (I like Robert Anton Wilson, so… DON’T sue me. Thanks.) is their lobbying for government regulation of medical treatments they view as illogical, dangerous, or ineffective. They attack your right to try ingesting used kitty litter to cure fatal illnesses! Fascists.

Good libertarian Peter Thiel was the subject of a snarky hit piece (as I read it), about his interest in parabiosis, Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young People’s Blood. San Francisco “bureau chief” Jeff Bercovici was really going for the jugular in this first line, “More than anything, Peter Thiel, the billionaire technology investor and Donald Trump supporter, wants to find a way to escape death.” I watched reruns of that Quinn Martin show, The Immortal.

Finally, let me mention another libertarian comrade, Dr. Tarrin P. Lupo, D.C. (take that, MDs), who published a science fiction novel about disruption by newly rich youngsters when parabiosis turns out to be really for real.

Since this kind of research was in the news recently, Lupo spoke about it on YouTube, Did I Predict the Future? Will Young Blood be The Next Anti-Aging Secret?.

Beacon Food Forest Monologue


Craig Ferguson mentioned the nation’s largest forest garden, the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle, on his show years ago. Play the YouTube clip above or go to YouTube directly, http://youtu.be/nU6Q5XrYQe8 Craig’s remarks on the urban food forest begin at 2:11.

Food forests are sometimes called Wilderness Gardens or Forest Gardens. They can provide food all year round with minimal labor. Info about the Beacon Food Forest may be found here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beacon_Food_Forest or directly at their web presence, http://beaconfoodforest.org/.

A seven layered food forest (root, ground, herb, shrub, low fruit trees, high canopy trees and climbing vines–see Food Forest Chart) doesn’t require 7 acres or much in the way of herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers or labor to keep producing.

Most of the work is just harvesting the bounty.

OC KHCTF Mon. Oct 29 New Sources of Power

Howard HinmanKarl Hess Community
Technology Forum

On the scariest Fifth Monday in a Month
The “Powers That Were” Face New Sources of Power

October 31, 2011

Schedule:
Pre-meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Announcements: 7:45 p.m. Master of Ceremonies
Presentation: 8:00 p.m. Howard Hinman:
“Discovering the Secrets of Energy: What the Powers that Were do not want you to Know”.

Questions: 8:45 p.m. Q&A via written cards for at least the first round of questions.
Close by 9:30 p.m.

Location: Asian Buffet (Oriental buffet)
23552 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630
At Raymond, behind a bank, near the public (gov’t) library branch.


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Tel: (949) 206-9988 – Fax: (949) 206-9098

The Master of Ceremonies for the event will offer a Toast to the evening’s festivities.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
His talk will cover a few of the exciting developments in the energy field including the field formerly known as “cold fusion”, along with some potentially even more revolutionary developments.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Howard has addressed Libertarian clubs on many occasions, chiefly on economic and financial topics. Mr. Hinman is the Secretary/Treasurer and CFO of Resilient Freedom Foundation. He is a Mortgage Fraud Professional, the Presider of the International Property Title Alliance, and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Legal Researcher and Director of Communications of the California Legal Rights Fund, Inc. He also hosts the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum, an independent supperclub in Orange County devoted primarily to the topic of appropriate technology.

Howard is a graduate of California State University at Fullerton College of Business and Economics with a degree in Business Administration. Among his many associations and achievements, Howard is a member of Toastmasters International since 1983, and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. Howard resides in Orange County. Join him on Facebook and LinkedIn.

For the first round of questions, audience members are asked to submit their questions in writing to the Master of Ceremonies, so that they may be presented to the speaker most effectively.

Cost is dinner (approximately 15.00 FRNS) plus a 5.00 room charge per attendee. (Cash only for the room charge please.) MasterCard and Visa accepted by the restaurant. Beer and wine available at an additional charge.

Good food. Some vegetarian dishes available.

For this meeting, leave a reservation message with the subject “OC KHCTF” on the web at http://permakent.com/contact/ or email: permakent@gmail.com

If you have additional questions contact Kent Hastings toll free at 1.877.867-8209 or leave a voice mail message.

Future dinner talks at the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum are still to be determined. We will keep you posted.

Resilient Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization, and has received its non-profit determination letter from the IRS. Its mission is to support a resilient community, including respect for personal rights and responsibilities. Please consider it for your tax-deductible donations.

For information about this event (other than reservations) and/or future events, please contact Howard Hinman, Director of Communications, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Legal Researcher, at (714) 244-2291. His email is: Howardhinman1234@yahoo.com.

Buckets of Life of Death

Wikipedia:CambridgeBayWeather
A Modern Honey Bucket.
I heard about food grade storage buckets and alcohol fermentation and distillation in buckets on The Survival Podcast, and got to thinking about The Bucket List after a recent memorial service.

You can kick the can down the road and achieve eternal youth, but not if you mistakenly kick the bucket.

Then I thought about how many of life’s needs can be met by the use of buckets until the final kick-off, including personal waste as reported in this Anchorage Daily News story, “Honey buckets remain a sanitation concern in Bethel.”

I found that story from Bethel, Alaska by chance. One resident, Tim Meyers, grows fresh vegetables in the permafrost there, and according to Mark Dowie, using heat from composting in a greenhouse. More info is linked from my post at PermaKent, “Better Than The Best Idea.”

The Meyers Farm website tells the story and has a link to an audio interview on the Press page.

Rainwater can be captured in buckets, and plants grown in them when full of soil and allowing for drainage.

There are even “bucketponics” combinations of fish and plants able to feed the fish and the fish in return able to feed and fertilize the plants. Only sun and water agitation and filtration might be needed to keep the system going. And perhaps some added compost as fish and plants are consumed.

Buckets might catch the wind or serve as part of a water wheel generator. A bucket brigade can deliver a steady amount of water if no hose or pressure is available to fight a fire.

Other writers on the web have explored the multiple uses of the typical 5-gallon bucket, including Wikipedia, “Buckets–Types and Uses.”

Other uses include as a musical instrument, seat, and trash can.

Brad Linaweaver at L.A. KHC

Brad speaks at L.A. KHCKARL HESS CLUB MONDAY
March 19, 2012

from email notice eMinder

Brad Linaweaver Sounds of Liberty radio show, Mondo Cult 3 magazine, the BSL scripted and co-produced (with JKH) Silicon Assassin film project in progress, et al.”

[Award Night: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer]

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles (310) 645-0456. The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.

SCHEDULE Monday, March 19, 2012

7:00 p.m. Gathering Time [Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge]

8:00 p.m. Dinner (Order from the regular menu)

8:30 p.m. Announcements including Chauntecleer award ceremony N.B. Early start this month.

9:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Brad Linaweaver

10:00 p.m. Q & A

10:30 p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s (Please depart premises promptly)

11:00 p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Doubletree Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City

For information on the Karl Hess Club: http://www.karlhessclub.org/

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

We will start early this month to accommodate the Chauntecleer award presentation, have our usual round of brief announcements, and then proceed to the main program for the evening. Brad Linaweaver will again grace our dais to bring us the latest developments on projects close to his heart, to wit: The Sounds of Liberty, Mondo Cult 3, and Silicon Assassin, representing the media of radio, print and cinema respectively.

Copies of MC3, the latest issue of what is considered to be the premier special interest magazine devoted to popular culture, will be on hand for sale. Brad will entertain you as well as entertain your questions related to these and his other projects among his wide-ranging endeavors. Please join us!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Brad is the distinguished author of the novel Moon of Ice, among his many works of long and short fiction, and commentary, and is the co-author, along with fellow KHC co-Founder J. Kent Hastings, of the Spanish Civil War set alternate history novel Anarquia. To learn more about Brad’s many interests, activities and accomplishments, visit his website: http://www.fortunecity.com/lavendar/ducksoup/393/brad.htm

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Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

214 April 16, 2012 [8th Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Lecture] Paul Gibbons and Bob Weber “The Myth of the Rule of Law”

215 May 21, 2012 Terry Brussel and Paul Gibbons on “Reflections of TMIAHM”

216 June 18, 2012 PROGRAM TBD

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles. The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.

The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. You may be seated in the meeting room at that time. Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until 8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00). Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab. The club dues will be collected from you. Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.

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Special Note: VENUE FOR AFTERMEETING: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOUNGE (Formerly RADISSON)

Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Doubletree Hotel Culver City. When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Doubletree and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Doubletree is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one block West of Sepulveda Boulevard). It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away, but it is recommended to park in the hotel lot. N.B.: the available hotel parking is a pay lot, however the bar will validate your parking with any purchase. The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.

It is not permitted to make a left turn onto Centinela from Arizona, so a good way is to turn right and go to the intersection with Sepulveda, make a U-turn and drive back to the hotel, which will be on the right hand side.

Doubletree Telephone: (310) 649-1776 For More Hotel Info, see: Doubletree Website:

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Random End Notes:

SAD NEWS

We are very sad to report that Steve Reed passed away on Saturday February 4, 2012. According to his brother Tim, Steve passed away in his sleep that day, apparently due to complications of Diabetes. Steve was a libertarian, a Karl Hess Club member, and a club patron. He was among a select group of sponsors of the 100th meeting of the KHC that was the occasion of Karl Hess IV’s first visit to the club. He was also instrumental in the inception of the KHC website.

Last year, in lieu of the scheduled speaker who was not able to attend, Steve participated in an impromptu dramatization wherein he interpreted the role of Professor De La Paz, a character created by Robert A. Heinlein in his novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Steve was also a fan of the television show “My So-Called Life” and its star Claire Danes, to cite just one of our several points of mutual interest.

He was a caring and devoted friend, a Brother in Liberty, and a staunch and steady supporter of the Karl Hess Club. He is very much missed and we extend our deepest condolence to Steve’s brother Tim, his cousin Debbie, and all his family and many friends.

A memorial celebration of Steve’s life is being planned and details will be available as soon as they are finalized.

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Another update on Nancy Shiffrin’s activities:

Forwarded Message:

  • To:

  • From: Nancy Shiffrin <nshiffrin@earthlink.net>

Subject: A Book For You

Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 08:45:21 -0800

Please forward to all who might be interested

http://home.earthlink.net/~nshiffrin/

Nancy Shiffrin 1112 Montana Avenue #636

Santa Monica, CA 90403 310.302.1107

Eroticism is one of the basic means of self-knowledge, as indispensable as poetry…” Anais Nin, In Favor of the Sensitive Man

Nancy Shiffrin‘s new collection of love poems GAME WITH VARIATIONS is now available on-line.

Click on the link below to read more and order

“Nancy Shiffrin’s poems are gut-land responses to a personal life of risks, frustrations, and celebrations. Her writing is lean, sensitive, erotic. She celebrates the female body with a rare vigor.” Robert Peters

THE VAST UNKNOWING is still available. Order a signed inscribed copy from Nancy directly nshiffrin@earthlink.net 1112 Montana Avenue #636 Santa Monica CA 90403 310.302.1107

Read a selection from THE VAST UNKNOWING

THE VAST UNKNOWING collects a wide spectrum of poetry from Nancy Shiffrin…One of her main questions is Who are we? What made us that person? She explores a number of sources of our identity….

(in the poem) “My Shoah” (Shiffrin) brings together many of her disparate threads—family religion…evil…details from her personal history—and makes them work together. When she is at her best, as in this poem, Shiffrin produces deep powerful poetry. G. Murray Thomas, poetix.net

Driver Cell Phone Ban Exemption for Ham Radio

I received the following in email from Nye County, Nevada Hams:

Here is link to the amendment that added the ham radio exclusion:

SB 140 in PDF.

Read it carefully.

The law is primarily concerned with hand held wireless devices, further the law avoids discussing communication/electronic equipment mounted to the vehicle.

A ham radio mounted in a car with a microphone is not a hand held wireless device.

A handi-talkie is a hand held wireless device.

The follow are the exemptions passed in senate bill 140

2. The provisions of this section do not apply to:

(a) A paid or volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician, ambulance attendant or other person trained to provide emergency medical services who is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.

(b) A law enforcement officer or any person designated by a sheriff or chief of police or the Director of the Department of Public Safety who is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.

(c) A person who is reporting a medical emergency, a safety hazard or criminal activity or who is requesting assistance relating to a medical emergency, a safety hazard or criminal activity.

(d) A person who is responding to a situation requiring immediate action to protect the health, welfare or safety of the driver or another person and stopping the vehicle would be inadvisable, impractical or dangerous.

(e) A person who is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as an amateur radio operator and who is providing a communication service in connection with an actual or impending disaster or emergency, participating in a drill, test, or other exercise in preparation for a disaster or emergency or otherwise communicating public information.

Please note paragraph 2e the amateur exemption, the final statement of “or otherwise

communicating public information” exempts all amateur communication as amateur radio by design is only communicates public information.

It also makes handi talkies legal. Get a Ticket and argue the point with a judge.

Also note exemption does not include CB Radios, but again a mounted radio is not a hand held wireless device. Get a Ticket and argue the point with a judge.

OC KHCTF tonight! Hinman on Mortgage Meltdown

Howard HinmanKarl Hess Community
Technology Forum

On the scariest Fifth Monday in a Month
Houses remain haunted by financial ruin

October 31, 2011

Schedule:
Pre-meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Announcements: 7:45 p.m. J. Kent Hastings, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation: 8:00 p.m. Howard Hinman:
“The Secrets of MERS & the Massive Mortgage Meltdown.”

Questions: 8:45 p.m. Q&A via written cards for at least the first round of questions.
Close by 9:30 p.m.

Location: Asian Buffet (Oriental buffet)
23552 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630
At Raymond, behind a bank, near the public (gov’t) library branch.


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Tel: (949) 206-9988 – Fax: (949) 206-9098

J. Kent Hastings of the Kingdom of Nye, (County in Nevada, town of Pahrump), will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event and will offer a Toast to the evening’s festivities.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

The topic for this month is a little known (outside of real estate and mortgage banking circles) system alleged to have exacerbated the real estate value crash of a few years ago, the effects which still reverberate through the economy.

Meant to facilitate the assignment and hypothecation of mortgages- a financial tool- it has instead worsened the foreclosure crisis, because its badly flawed implementation has prevented bad paper from clearing the market.

From Howard’s masterful thesis:

 

The Secrets of MERS: A Fiasco Unfolds– Or what you do not know can hurt you and many other people badly!
In other words: Welcome to the Massive Mortgage Meltdown.

It is more than just the blue-gray and weatherworn house in Denmark, Maine. As the summer of 2011 becomes the winter of 2012 the secrets – whether they involve widespread incompetence, fraud or even worse – perhaps the deliberate crashing of the American economy – regarding MERS (“Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems”, abbreviated “MERS”) – and its effects – are becoming apparent around the world.

Look at this incredible quote:

“’The whole financial system is becoming a lot less transparent,’ says Hernando de Soto, a Peruvian economist who has written on the importance of well-defined property rights. ‘You can’t size up risk anymore.’”

Being able to reasonably assess risk is at the essence of practical investment. The inability to accomplish this is a prime cause of the current stagnation. Howard will proffer his analysis as to the why and wherefore. As usual, the answer to the question qui bono very often informs the answer to the question quare (why).

Please join us for an evening of relevance and revelation. Howard will help us to understand the reasons for MERS, how this system operates, and the disturbing implications of its government “mixed economy” interference in the markets.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Howard has addressed Libertarian clubs on many occasions, chiefly on economic and financial topics. He is a Mortgage Fraud Professional, the Presider of the International Property Title Alliance, and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Legal Researcher and Director of Communications of the California Legal Rights Fund, Inc. He also hosts the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum, an independent supperclub in Orange County devoted primarily to the topic of appropriate technology.

Howard is a graduate of California State University at Fullerton College of Business and Economics with a degree in Business Administration. Among his many associations and achievements, Howard is a member of Toastmasters International since 1983, and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. Howard resides in Orange County. Join him on Facebook and LinkedIn.

For the first round of questions, audience members are asked to submit their questions in writing to the Master of Ceremonies, so that they may be presented to the speaker most effectively.

Cost is dinner (approximately 15.00 FRNS) plus a 5.00 room charge per attendee. (Cash only for the room charge please.) MasterCard and Visa accepted by the restaurant. Beer and wine available at an additional charge.

Good food. Some vegetarian dishes available.

For this meeting, leave a reservation message with the subject “OC KHCTF” on the web at http://permakent.com/contact/ or email: permakent@gmail.com

If you have additional questions contact Kent Hastings toll free at 1.877.867-8209 or leave a voice mail message.

Future dinner talks at the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum are still to be determined. We will keep you posted.

Resilient Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to support a resilient community, including respect for personal rights and responsibilities.

For information about this event (other than reservations) and/or future events, please contact Howard Hinman, Director of Communications, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Legal Researcher, at (714) 244-2291. His email is: Howardhinman1234@yahoo.com.

Richard Boddie tonight: “SEK3 was right!”

KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY OCTOBER 17, 2011 eMinder

Richard B. Boddie “SEK3 Was Right After All”

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles (310) 645-0456. The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.

7:00 p.m. Gathering Time [Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge ]

8:00 p.m. Dinner (Order from the regular menu)

8:45 p.m. Announcements

9:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Richard Boddie

10:00 p.m. Q & A

10:30 p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s (Please depart premises promptly)

11:00 p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Doubletree Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City

For information on the Karl Hess Club: http://www.karlhessclub.org/

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Richard Benjamin Boddie, Esq., the self-described “Judeo Christian epicurean existentialist zen agnostic and anarcho-capitalist libertarian ideologue,” as well as “THE Black Libertarian ~ Since 1983 ~,” will tell us “SEK3 Was Right After All.” Well, we already knew that, right? But Dick will tell us why, and in his inimitable, very entertaining, and informative way. A not to be missed evening!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Richard Boddie is the President and Founder of The Motivators, a professional speakers bureau in Huntington Beach, and is also an adjunct professor in political science, business law at Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, California in addition to being an Independent Associate with Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE), and a well known raconteur and idealogue.

Dick was born in Elmira, New York and raised in “upstate N.Y.” in Rochester, the was son, grandson, and great grandson of Baptist ministers, and has the honor and distinction of having been the first black youth to ever achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in Rochester.

He was also the first African American to become a bank executive in that city’s history, which was also the home of two other great American liberty activists: women’s suffragette, Susan B. Anthony, and the dynamic Abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, Richard’s spiritual mentor.

As both a former Democrat and former Republican, Boddie is quite well known for his political activism over the years, having been the “radical” president of the Student Bar Association while at Syracuse University College of Law, an anti Vietnam War activist, and community organizer in the 60s; a Congressional aide, and executive with the National Center for Dispute Settlement of the American Arbitration Association in the 70s; a dynamic motivational speaker, political activist, in addition to being the road manager and fund raiser for the 1984 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate, a position that he himself sought in 1991 for the 1992 U.S. Presidential race.

Richard did run for the U.S. Senate in 1992 and again in 1994 in California, and also for Congress in the 46th District of CA in 2000. He served as Chair the Orange County Libertarian Party from 1996 -1998, and was Press Secretary for the Steve Kubby for Governor campaign in California in 1998.

He has been affiliated with a whole host of other groups, companies, institutions and associations, past and present: as “Citizen Advocate” a Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBS) sponsored television ombudsman show WCNY-TV in Syracuse, NY, Lincoln Rochester Trust Company, Eastman Kodak Company, New York Life Insurance Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Xerox Corporation, National Center For Dispute Settlement of the American Arbitration Association, was the first Director of Admissions at the new Chapman University School of Law in Anaheim, CA in 1995, hosted a talk radio show “Black To White” on WAXC-AM in Rochester, N.Y., and was a New York State Administrative Hearing Officer.

Dick Boddie is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and holds a law degree from Syracuse University. He resides in Huntington Beach, California having lived in The O.C. (Orange County) since 1977, was married to his late wife, Ann, from July 1963 to November 9, 2009. He married Shirley Ory-Boddie on August 21, 2010.

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Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

November 21, 2011 Will Otey “Freedom is Not for Everyone: Creating a New Libertarian Country”

December 19, 2011 Don Meyer “Crisis in Counterpoint: Another View of 9/11-OR-What Really Happened at Building 7?”

January 16, 2012 Bob Weber “Three Conspiracies: Two I Don’t Believe in and One I Do”

February 20, 2012 Howard Hinman “Who’s Century in the 21st is it and why?”

March 19, 2012 [Award Night: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer]/ Paul Gibbons and Bob Weber “The Myth of the Rule of Law”

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles. The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.

The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. You may be seated in the meeting room at that time. Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until 8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00). Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab. The club dues will be collected from you. Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.

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Special Note: VENUE FOR AFTERMEETING: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOUNGE (Formerly RADISSON)

Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Doubletree Hotel Culver City. When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Doubletree and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Doubletree is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one block West of Sepulveda Boulevard). It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away, but it is recommended to park in the hotel lot. N.B.: the available hotel parking is a pay lot, however the bar will validate your parking with any purchase. The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.

It is not permitted to make a left turn onto Centinela from Arizona, so a good way is to turn right and go to the intersection with Sepulveda, make a U-turn and drive back to the hotel, which will be on the right hand side.

Doubletree Telephone: (310) 649-1776 For More Hotel Info, see: Doubletree Website:

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Random End Notes: There will be no KonkinRothbard Limited Club meeting on October 31. [Correction: We are meeting! Howard Hinman will speak on the Halloween nightmare that is MERS and the mortgage meltdown. ]The next scheduled meeting is set for January 30, 2012. Details will be forthcoming at a later date.

Mon., Aug. 29: “Kill Switch” @ O.C. KHCTF

J. Kent HastingsKarl Hess Community
Technology Forum

On a Fifth Monday in a Month

August 29, 2011

Schedule:
Pre-meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Announcements: 7:45 p.m. Howard Hinman, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation: 8:00 p.m. J. Kent Hastings:
“Surviving the Phone and Internet Kill Switch”

Questions: 8:45 p.m. Q&A via written cards for at least the first round of questions.
Close by 9:30 p.m.

Location: Asian Buffet (Oriental buffet)
23552 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630
At Raymond, behind a bank, near the public (gov’t) library branch.


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Tel: (949) 206-9988 – Fax: (949) 206-9098

Howard Hinman of Orange County, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event and will offer a Toast to the evening’s festivities.

J. Kent Hastings is a writer, video editor, audio and film producer, computer programmer, agorist and ham radio hobbyist.

Hastings wrote columns about RSA encryption, spread-spectrum radio, and secure privacy-protected off-grid banking transactions in his regular “Techtics” column for SEK3’s Tactics of the Movement of the Libertarian Left during the 1980s.

Kent also wrote an article for the first issue of Agorist Quarterly, published in 1995, titled “The Information Underground Railroad,” after attending the RSA Data Security conference in 1994.

Kent has returned to an early interest in tinkering with homebrew electronic gear, partly because he finds it fun, and also thanks to recent threats that have resurfaced from government authorities worldwide to cut off private communications on the Internet and cell phones “for our safety.”

He will have equipment on hand to demonstrate various ways around the Internet and cellphone outages that have been imposed during protests (just when you might need rescue from violence the most).

If the power grid goes down, many would lose phone and Internet service because of their reliance on cable company devices. A portable battery with AC inverter will also be demonstrated at the meeting. Solar recharging in the field and other preparedness resources and activities in case of evacuation will be discussed.

Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are being more closely scrutinized by police with each passing year. Users have been jailed for organizing relatively harmless “flash mobs,” including celebrities simply inviting fans to the local mall.

Hastings will share his thoughts on how watchdog groups like Cop Block could avoid trouble by using stealthier recording devices and immediate streaming to remote undisclosed storage media, even if Internet access is being blocked.

For the first round of questions, audience members are asked to submit their questions in writing to the Master of Ceremonies, so that they may be presented to the speaker most effectively.

Cost is dinner (approximately 15.00 FRNS) plus a 5.00 room charge per attendee. (Cash only for the room charge please.) MasterCard and Visa accepted by the restaurant. Beer and wine available at an additional charge.

Good food. Some vegetarian dishes available.

For this meeting, leave a reservation message with the subject “OC KHCTF” on the web at http://permakent.com/contact/ or email: permakent@gmail.com

If you have additional questions contact Kent Hastings toll free at 1.877.867-8209 or leave a voice mail message.

Future dinner talks at the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum are still to be determined. We will keep you posted.

Resilient Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to support a resilient community, including respect for personal rights and responsibilities.

For information about this event (other than reservations) and/or future events, please contact Howard Hinman, Director of Communications, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Legal Researcher, at (714) 244-2291. His email is: Howardhinman1234@yahoo.com.

Howard Hinman on Mortgage Meltdown, KHC Aug. 15

(From Mike Everling)

KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY AUGUST 15, 2011 ennouncement

Howard Hinman “The Secrets of MERS and the Massive Mortgage Meltdown.”

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles (310) 645-0456. The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.

7:00 p.m. Gathering Time [Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge ]

8:00 p.m. Dinner (Order from the regular menu)

8:45 p.m. Announcements

9:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Howard Hinman

10:00 p.m. Q & A

10:30 p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s (Please depart premises promptly)

11:00 p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Doubletree Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City

For information on the Karl Hess Club: http://www.karlhessclub.org/

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

The topic for this month is a little known (outside of real estate and mortgage banking circles) system alleged to have exacerbated the real estate value crash of a few years ago, the effects which still reverberate through the economy.

Meant to facilitate the assignment and hypothecation of mortgages- a financial tool- it has instead worsened the foreclosure crisis, because its badly flawed implementation has prevented bad paper from clearing the market.

From Howard’s masterful thesis:

The Secrets of MERS: A Fiasco Unfolds– Or what you do not know can hurt you and many other people badly!

In other words: Welcome to the Massive Mortgage Meltdown.

It is more than just the blue-gray and weatherworn house in Denmark, Maine. As the summer of 2011 becomes the winter of 2012 the secrets – whether they involve widespread incompetence, fraud or even worse – perhaps the deliberate crashing of the American economy – regarding MERS (“Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems”, abbreviated “MERS”) – and its effects – are becoming apparent around the world.

Look at this incredible quote:

“’The whole financial system is becoming a lot less transparent,’ says Hernando de Soto, a Peruvian economist who has written on the importance of well-defined property rights. ‘You can’t size up risk anymore.’”

Being able to reasonably assess risk is at the essence of practical investment. The inability to accomplish this is a prime cause of the current stagnation. Howard will proffer his analysis as to the why and wherefore. As usual, the answer to the question qui bono very often informs the answer to the question quare (why).

Please join us for an evening of relevance and revelation. Howard will help us to understand the reasons for MERS, how this system operates, and the disturbing implications of its government “mixed economy” interference in the markets.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Howard has addressed our club on many occasions, chiefly on economic and financial topics. He is a Mortgage Fraud Professional, the Presider of the International Property Title Alliance, and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Legal Researcher and Director of Communications of the California Legal Rights Fund, Inc. He also hosts the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum, an independent supperclub in Orange County devoted primarily to the topic of appropriate technology.

Howard is a graduate of California State University at Fullerton College of Business and Economics with a degree in Business Administration. Among his many associations and achievements, Howard is a member of Toastmasters International since 1983, and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. Howard resides in Orange County. Join him on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

September 19, 2011 Karl Hess IV “Whither Conservation in the 21st Century: More Government or More Liberty?”

October 17, 2011 Richard B. Boddie “SEK3 Was Right After All”

November 21, 2011 Will Otey “Freedom is Not for Everyone: Creating a New Libertarian Country”

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles. The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.

The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. You may be seated in the meeting room at that time. Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until 8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00). Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab. The club dues will be collected from you. Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.

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Special Note: VENUE FOR AFTERMEETING: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOUNGE (Formerly RADISSON)

Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Doubletree Hotel Culver City. When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Doubletree and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Doubletree is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one block West of Sepulveda Boulevard). It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away, but it is recommended to park in the hotel lot. N.B.: the available hotel parking is a pay lot, however the bar will validate your parking with any purchase. The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.

It is not permitted to make a left turn onto Centinela from Arizona, so a good way is to turn right and go to the intersection with Sepulveda, make a U-turn and drive back to the hotel, which will be on the right hand side.

Doubletree Telephone: (310) 649-1776 For More Hotel Info, see: Radisson Website:

http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_

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Random End Notes: Although the corporate ownership of the Aftermeeting venue has changed, its policies, for our purposes, have remained unchanged. We invite you to join us for a congenial time after the regular meeting.

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Jenny Cohen, Gardeners and Farmers

MP3 audio for the June 6th meeting is available here, Gardening and Entrepreneurship

Our speaker, Jenny Cohen, told us how her early experiences in gardening gave her the skills to succeed in business when she grew up.

She also described post-war Britain as a nation of gardeners, but was concerned that in a later visit, pervasive surveillance cameras gave evidence that freedoms had eroded.

Maybe gardening persists as a popular activity in the UK, but the following video sounds the alarm for the survival of farming in that country, citing for example that most farmers there are over the typical retirement age for other professions, and oil shortages won’t be able to continue fueling large scale mechanization.

This BBC Natural World episode, “A Farm For The Future,” replaced the video under the “Permaculture Video” link at my personal PermaKent blog when the old one about an international permaculture conference went missing.

Patrick Whitefield makes a brief appearance when Forest Gardening is discussed. It’s a clever way to increase yields yet eliminate much of the labor despite the projected low petroleum inputs we’ll have available in the future.

In another example of polyculture, using deeply rooted multiple grass species is shown to support cattle grazing all winter without them destroying the field or using gas to bale hay.

Monday, June 6, OC KHCTF Meeting

Jenny CohenKarl Hess
Community Technology Forum

A Very Rare Sixth Monday in a Month
(So rare in fact, that it’s actually the First Monday of the next month)

June 6, 2011

Schedule:
Pre-meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Announcements: 7:45 p.m. Howard Hinman, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation: 8:00 p.m. Jenny Cohen:
“Gardening and Entrepreneurship”

Questions: 8:45 p.m. Q&A via written cards for at least the first round of questions.
Close by 9:30 p.m.

Location: Asian Buffet (Oriental buffet)
23552 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630
At Raymond, behind a bank, near the public (gov’t) library branch.


View Larger Map
Tel: (949) 206-9988 – Fax: (949) 206-9098

Howard Hinman of Orange County, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. In honor of the event, he will offer a Toast to the evening’s festivities.

Jenny Cohen‘s professional background includes success in multiple fields, such as real estate sales and as a Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) instructor.

Drawing upon life lessons from her father; who as a closet astronomer and avid gardener taught her about the riches of the universe and the joys of nature; Jenny Cohen went on a personal quest to discover the missing element in her life. How could she achieve both financial freedom and spiritual growth and happiness? Was it possible to have both? Find out the answer at tonight’s meeting.

For the first round of questions, audience members are asked to submit their questions in writing to Master of Ceremonies, so that they may be presented to the speaker most effectively.

Cost is dinner (approximately 15.00 FRNS) plus a 5.00 room charge per attendee. (Cash only for the room charge please.) MasterCard and Visa accepted by the restaurant. Beer and wine available at an additional charge.

Good food. Some vegetarian dishes available.

For this meeting, leave a reservation message with the subject “OC KHCTF” on the web at http://permakent.com/contact/ or email: permakent@gmail.com

If you have additional questions contact Kent Hastings toll free at 1.877.867-8209 or leave a voice mail message.

Currently scheduled dinner talks at the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum include J. Kent Hastings of Pahrump, Nevada visiting us on Monday, August 29, 2011. His topic is “Survive with Ham Radio When the Internet is Set to Kill.”

While every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, it is subject to change – with or without notice!

Resilient Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to support a resilient community, including respect for personal rights and responsibilities.

For information about this event (other than reservations) and/or future events, please contact Howard Hinman, Director of Communications, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Legal Researcher, at (714) 244-2291. His email is: Howardhinman1234@yahoo.com.

Karl Hess Institute on Facebook

Link to the Karl Hess Institute on Facebook.

Excerpt of Karl’s organizational philosophy:

“I favor a world of neighborhoods in which all social organization is voluntary and the ways of life are established in small, consenting groups.”

According to the organizer, their website is coming soon.

Here’s an excerpt at YouTube from Toward Liberty, “a 1980 Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Short Subject.”

Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Design

According to this post at Ars Technica, “Why Facebook open-sourced its datacenters,” Facebook has gone completely open source in its server hardware choices in order to compete with Google.

A couple of quotes from Jon Stokes’ article:

“Despite Google’s professed love for all things open, details of its massive datacenters have always been a closely guarded secret.”

and

“Facebook’s new OpenCompute.org project, in contrast, takes the exact opposite approach.”

There are energy and development cost savings from using this “Bazaar” community supported method when compared to the closed “Cathedral” approach.

If you’re building a data center and want to avoid legal hassles and unnecessary operating expenses, it’s worth checking out Facebook’s new OpenCompute system.

Gary Chartier at KHC 3-21

(From Mike Everling)
KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY MARCH 21, 2011 [Award: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer]

Gary Chartier
“The Conscience of an Anarchist” BOOK TOUR

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles
(310) 645-0456.  The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.

7:00  p.m.  Gathering Time      [Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge ]
8:00  p.m.  Dinner  (Order from the regular menu)
8:30 p.m.  Special presentation  (This meeting only)
8:45 p.m.  Announcements
9:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker: Gary Chartier
10:00 p.m. Q & A
10:30  p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s    (Please depart premises promptly)
11:00  p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Radisson Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City

For information on the Karl Hess Club: http://www.karlhessclub.org/

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Last month, our scheduled speaker, Karl Hess IV was unable to attend due to travel difficulties. We were very fortunate that the speaker originally planned for this month, Tibor Machan, was able to provide his services in the breach.  BTW, we are happy to report that Karl will join us in September.

Although this has somewhat jumbled our carefully wrought schedule, we are again blessed in that we have gained the opportunity to present a program which perhaps otherwise would not have been brought to you and at a very propitious juncture to boot.

As it happens, our speaker this month is celebrating the publication of his third book, the title of which is reflected in our program topic: The Conscience of an Anarchist:

The train of “conscience” books in American politics, beginning with Barry Goldwater‘s The Conscience of a Conservative, have focused, in varying degrees, on improving the performance of the state.  The Conscience of an Anarchist is concerned, instead, with moving beyond it.

Gary Chartier argues that anarchy happens when people organize their lives peacefully and voluntarily—without the aggressive violence of the state. This simple but powerful book, designed for everyone from constitutionalists to frustrated Obama supporters, explains why the state is illegitimate, unnecessary, and dangerous, and what we can do to begin achieving real freedom.

We wish to express our gratitude to Dr. Chartier for adding our venue to his busy schedule on very short notice.  It is much appreciated and the club members will be the happy recipients of this boon.

Please be aware that we will start the evening a few minutes early to have a special club program before our regular announcements and main speaker program.  Our guest will bring books along for your procurement and we expect that he will enjoy autographing your copies if asked.  Your attendance will be most welcome.



ABOUT THE  SPEAKER:

Dr. Gary Chartier is Associate Dean of the School of Business and Associate Professor of Law and Business Ethics at La Sierra University. He is the author of The Analogy of Love and Economic Justice and Natural Law, and of some thirty articles in scholarly journals. He is a graduate of UCLA (JD, 2001) and the University of Cambridge (Ph.D., 1991). A member of the advisory board of the Center for a Stateless Society, he serves as chair of the Riverside County Libertarian Party.

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Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

April 18, 2011         Richard B. Boddie “SEK3 Was Right After All” [7th Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Lecture]
May 16, 2011 Ben Pleasants “Erotica vs Pornography”
June 20, 2011         Terry Brussel ET AL. “Libertarian Relationships” [17th Anniversary KHC]
July 18, 2011           Roger Bissell “Ayn Rand and the Logic of Liberty”
August 15, 2011     Howard Hinman “The Secrets of MERS and the Massive Mortgage Meltdown.”
September 19, 2011 Karl Hess IV “Whither Conservation in the 21st Century: More Government or More Liberty?”
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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles.  The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.

The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  You may be seated in the meeting room at that time.  Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until  8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00).  Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab.  The club dues will be collected from you.  Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.
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Special Note: NEW VENUE FOR AFTERMEETING: RADISSON HOTEL LOUNGE….

Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Radisson Hotel Culver City.   When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Radisson and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Radisson is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one  block West of Sepulveda Boulevard).  It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away, but it is recommended to park in the hotel lot. N.B.:  the available hotel parking is a pay lot, however the bar will validate your parking with any purchase. The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.

It is not permitted to make a left turn onto Centinela from Arizona, so a good way is to turn right and go to the intersection with Sepulveda, make a U-turn and drive back to the hotel, which will be on the right hand side.

Radisson Telephone: (310) 649-1776
For More Hotel Info, see: Radisson Website:

http://www.radisson.com/culver-city-hotel-ca-90230-6306/caculver


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Random End Notes:

The decision was taken to try the Radisson for an Aftermeeting venue by virtue of its very close proximity to our dinner venue and also because it is quieter (pleasantly sedate) than the Back Stage.   In January and February, the reaction was good. The staff is very friendly and efficient. We find  that the validated parking works well.  It makes it much safer and more convenient to attend the Aftermeeting.

Thanks are owed to Steve Reed for his valuable suggestions regarding the ennouncements and eMinders which we are incorporating into our scheme over the ensuing months.  You will notice
more concise messages each month.  The intention is that the letter will be more quickly and
easily read.  We also thank our members for their patience and forbearance and we hope the changes as implemented will help.

Special thanks as well to Tibor Machan for his good will and patience in stepping in last month. Thanks Tibor!
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We Also Highly Recommend:

Looking for Hugh, The Capitalist Guidebook, a novel by Leon Weinstein
2009 WAM-art.net  4780 Poe Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91364  $12.99
For more information and to order a copy, contact: inquiries@wam-art.net or 818 716-7064

The author, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, started writing plays in high school, going on to direct theatre shows and films.  In 1974 he immigrated to Israel where he organized the Theatre for Youth and was twice nominated for the Best Children’s Show of the Year.  Author of numerous plays, short stories and a variety of political articles, Mr. Weinstein co-founded Weinstein Art Management, in Woodland Hills, which is aimed at providing venues for artists from ex-communist countries. He is currently on a quest to prevent socialism from taking over the United States of America.

The author says that “this book  is an attempt to apply to everyday life the philosophical principles of Ayn Rand and many other proponents of Capitalism and individual freedom. My thanks go to Antoine de Saint Exupery for writing The Little Prince, Lewis Carroll for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, L. Frank Baum for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Jonathan Swift for Gulliver’s Travels. These four authors were my guiding stars in creating Looking for Hugh.”

It is the story of a  teenage boy searching for his lost friend Hugh in a series of encounters after a ride on a kite to the “Thousand Islands Empire.”  Part fantasy and part polemic, the vignettes portray a series of situations each illustrating different facets of oppression brought about by adherence to various political philosophies.  Intended for adults but accessible to younger readers, the author hopes that this work will serve to educate and inspire those who would champion the ideals of a free society.  This book is very readable and is highly recommended.  Mike says: ****1/2
Available at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Looking-Hugh-Capitalist-Leon-Weinstein/dp/0615304478

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A new institution of higher learning:  The C. S. Lewis College in Massachusetts

Dr. J. Stanley Mattson, the Founder and President of the C. S. Lewis Foundation, was inspired to use the Foundation to acquire and restore The Kilns, the home in the English countryside Professor Lewis shared with his brother Warren Lewis, and later his wife, Joy Davidman.  Fully restored and updated for practical living, it now serves as a retreat and study centre for scholars.

Over the years the Foundation’s mission has grown and developed to include OxBridge, a tri-ennial convention of those devoted to Lewis and the Inklings which spans a two week period at locations in and around Oxford and Cambridge Universities. In the United States each year there is a series of regional quarterly workshops and retreats held in such locations as San Antonio, Austin, and Navasota, TX; Nashville, TN; San Diego, CA; and Asheville, NC.

The Foundation’s latest project is the C.S. Lewis College which will commence Fall 2012 in its recently purchased campus (the former Northfield Mount Hermon School located in Northfield, Massachusetts), on the site of a college for Christian women founded by evangelist Dwight L. Moody in 1879.

The new institution is the culmination of a four decade long quest of the Foundation to establish a Christian Great Books College somewhere in the United States.

Dr. Mattson, in an article in the Spring 2010 issue of the Chronicles of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, its quarterly newsletter, stressed that C.S. Lewis College will be distinctive in a number of areas, first and foremost in its frank and robust embrace of Christian thought and life.

The curriculum areas envisioned for this fully accredited institution are Great Books, and Visual and Performing Arts. The Great Books curriculum, under development now, will encompass the seminal writings of the greatest thinkers of Western civilization, ranging from physics to politics to poetry and everything in between. A school of Visual and Performing Arts will follow within a few years.

Based on the classical curriculum found in British universities, modified to include the works of some modern writers including C.S. Lewis, Great Books will be one course of study, all works read by each and every student, and individually defended in discussion-based seminars and tutorials.

“This means that students who choose C.S. Lewis College will do so because they desire to assume primary responsibility for their own education,” according to Dr. Mattson.

Initial funding of the school is primarily by Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. which had purchased the campus for the Foundation and provided funds for its operation and capital improvements. Following start up, the College will be funded by a combination of tuition, private donations and grants.

For more information on the C.S. Lewis Foundation and current programs along with news on the college, please visit www.cslewis.org and  http://www.cslewiscollege.org/
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Egypt ham radio beats Internet outage

The oldest radio signaling method was used to send messages between people in Egypt according to this article at the Huffington Post. The link was in a Democratic Underground post that J. Neil Schulman forwarded to me in email.

Quoting HuffPo:
“These messages weren’t coming from mobile phones or computers, but from an amateur radio sending out Morse Code somewhere amidst the chaos in Egypt.”

Hundreds of miles range with a few watts using a wire thrown over a tree branch for an antenna can beat the government kill switch.

Meanwhile, on the political right side of survivalist prepping, Alex Jones InfoWars published a credible list of alternative communication methods from Liberty News Online, “How to Communicate if the Government Shut Down the Internet” (also forwarded to me by J. Neil Schulman).

Just one point of clarification. During a political upheaval, checking the call sign of amateur radio operators won’t be the State’s top priority and effectively jamming all signals might not be possible, especially if one were to use spread spectrum techniques.

Let’s say for example you were to transmit thermal noise in one band and the noise mixed with the message in another (transmitted reference). It would appear to be noise as well.

Perhaps if you have some programming skills you could use the digital “direct sequence” method to mix several pseudo random “chip bits” with each bit of your message while you quickly hop the center frequency of your signal using a fast digital synthesis chip and a secure software spreading code.

And just to be safe you might use a stealthy hidden antenna that looks like a clothes line, basketball hoop, bird feeder, flag pole or other disguise so your neighbors don’t rat you out. Out of sight, out of mind. Morse code and texting can be done silently with earphones. QSL?

Victory over censorship!

Monday, Jan. 31 KHCTF Meeting

Karl Hess Community Technology Forum

A Rare Fifth Monday in a Month
January 31, 2011

Location: Asian Buffet (Oriental buffet)
23552 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630
At Raymond, behind a bank, near the public (gov’t) library branch.

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Tel: (949) 206-9988 – Fax: (949) 206-9098

Schedule:
Pre-meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Announcements: 7:45 p.m. Howard Hinman, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation: 8:00 p.m. Anthony L. Hargis:
“Who shall we save … banks … or you?”

Questions: 8:45 p.m. Q&A via written cards for at least the first round of questions.
Close by 9:30 p.m.

Howard Hinman of Orange County, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. In honor of the event, he will offer a Toast to the evening’s festivities.

Anthony L. Hargis ran a “bank that wasn’t a bank” in Orange County using “transfer orders” to allow account holders to pay others with mass units of gold (example: 100 mg) instead of checks using fractional reserve fiat currency units (like the U.S. dollar). He will discuss the state and The State of the current economy and what to do about it.

For the first round of questions, audience members are asked to submit their questions in writing to Master of Ceremonies, so that they may be presented to the speaker most effectively.

Cost is dinner (approximately 15.00 FRNS) plus a 5.00 room charge per attendee. (Cash only for the room charge please.) MasterCard and Visa accepted by the restaurant. Beer and wine available at an additional charge.

Good food. Some vegetarian dishes available.

For this meeting, leave a reservation message with the subject “OC KHCTF” on the web at http://permakent.com/contact/ or email: permakent@gmail.com

If you have additional questions contact Kent Hastings toll free at 1.877.867-8209 or leave a voice mail message.

Currently scheduled dinner talks at the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum include Jenny Cohen of San Diego County on Monday, June 6, 2011. Her topic is “Gardening and Entrepreneurship”.

While every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, it is subject to change – with or without notice!

Resilient Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to support a resilient community, including respect for personal rights and responsibilities.

For information about this event (other than reservations) and/or future events, please contact Howard Hinman, Director of Communications, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Legal Researcher, at (714) 244-2291. His email is: Howardhinman1234@yahoo.com.

January Meetings in So. Calif.

KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY JANUARY 17, 2011

Geo. McCalip Update on “Fomenting Revolution for Fun and Profit”

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles
(310) 645-0456.  The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.

7:00  p.m.  Gathering Time
8:00  p.m.  Dinner  (Order from the regular menu)
8:45 p.m.  Announcements                   <–(Note starting time)
9:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker: Geo. McCalip
10:00 p.m. Q & A                                 <–(please hold questions and comments until this time)
10:30  p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s    <–(please depart the premises at this time)
11:00  p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Radisson Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City

Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge

For information on the Karl Hess Club: http://www.karlhessclub.org/

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

In December 2009 Geo. gave a very well received presentation at the Karl  Hess Club wherein he declared that nine years on defense was enough.  In his speech that evening, “Fomenting Revolution for Fun  and Profit,” he laid out a strategy for going on offense with a goal of putting an end to the tickets for revenue scam.

Since then, California Legal Rights Fund has received funding from  various sources and is beginning to put his plan into action.  Geo.’s  speech will give us an update on the latest developments in the battle
to reclaim our rights.  Be there to hear the latest report from the front.


ABOUT THE  SPEAKER:

Geo. McCalip is a long time libertarian activist and former resident of AnarchoVillage.  For almost ten years he has run HelpIGotATicket.com, a  pro bono web site dedicated to helping people fight the California  traffic tickets for revenue scam. This experience led him to found California Legal Rights Fund (CalRights),  an educational non-profit (501(c)(3)) dedicated to educating the people of California as to  their legal rights. (http://CalRights.org)

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles.  The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.

The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  You may be seated in the meeting room at that time.  Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until  8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00).  Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab.  The club dues will be collected from you.  Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.

Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

February 21, 2011    Karl Hess IV “Wither Conservation in the 21st Century: More Government or More Liberty?
[200th meeting] SPECIAL DUES: $5.00 (this month only)
March 21, 2011       Speaker and Program TBA [Award Night: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer]
April 18, 2011          Howard Hinman “The Secrets of MERS and the Massive Mortgage Meltdown.”
[7th Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Lecture]
May 16, 2011 Ben Pleasants “Erotica” (Tentative topic)
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Special Note: NEW VENUE FOR AFTERMEETING: RADISSON HOTEL LOUNGE….

Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Radisson Hotel Culver City.   When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Radisson and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Radisson is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one  block West of Sepulveda Boulevard).  It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away.

The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.  N.B.:  the available hotel parking is a pay lot.

Park on the street or in the lot at Dinah’s (after hours and at your own risk).  Radisson Telephone: (310) 649-1776

For More Hotel Info, see: Radisson Website: http://www.radisson.com/culver-city-hotel-ca-90230-6306/caculver


We will try this a time or two to see how we like it.  It is always possible to return to the Back Stage at a later date.
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Upcoming Local Event We Highly Recommend:

INFO BLURB provided by Howard Hinman:

Karl Hess Community Technology Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2011

Karl Hess Community Technology Forum

Date: Monday January 31, 2011

Location: Asian Buffet (Oriental buffet)
23552 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630
(At Raymond, behind a Chase Bank, near the government library).
Tel: (949) 206-9988 – Fax:  (949) 206-9098

Schedule:
Pre-meeting:  6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Announcements:  7:45 p.m. Howard Hinman, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation: 8:00 p.m. “Who shall we save …  banks … or you?”
Questions: 8:45 p.m. Q&A via written cards for at least the first round of questions.
Close by 9:30 p.m.

Howard Hinman of Orange County, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.  In honor of the event, he will offer a Toast to the evening’s festivities.

For the first round of questions, audience members are asked to submit their questions in writing to Master of Ceremonies, so that they may be presented to the speaker most effectively.

Cost is dinner (approximately 15.00 FRNS) plus a 5.00 room charge per attendee.  (Cash only for the room charge please.)   MasterCard and Visa accepted by the restaurant.  Beer and wine available at an additional charge.

Good food.  Some vegetarian dishes available.

For this meeting, leave a reservation message with the subject “OC KHCTF” on the web at http://permakent.com/contact/ or email:  permakent@gmail.com

If you have additional questions contact Kent Hastings toll free at 1.877.867-8209 or leave a voice mail message.

Please reserve by 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2010 so that the restaurant may properly prepare for this Monday evening event.

Currently scheduled dinner talks at the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum include Jenny Cohen of San Diego County on Monday, June 6, 2011.  Her topic is “Gardening and Entrepreneurship”.

While every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, it is subject to change – with or without notice!

Resilient Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization.  Its mission is to support a resilient community, including respect for personal rights and responsibilities.

For information about this event (other than reservations) and/or future events, please contact Howard Hinman, Director of Communications, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Legal Researcher, at (714) 244-2291.  His email is:  Howardhinman1234@yahoo.com.

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We Also Highly Recommend:

Looking for Hugh, The Capitalist Guidebook, a novel by Leon Weinstein
2009 WAM-art.net  4780 Poe Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91364  $12.99
For more information and to order a copy, contact: inquiries@wam-art.net or 818 716-7064

The author, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, started writing plays in high school, going on to direct theatre shows and films.  In 1974 he immigrated to Israel where he organized the Theatre for Youth and was twice nominated for the Best Children’s Show of the Year.  Author of numerous plays, short stories and a variety of political articles, Mr. Weinstein co-founded Weinstein Art Management, in Woodland Hills, which is aimed at providing venues for artists from ex-communist countries. He is currently on a quest to prevent socialism from taking over the United States of America.

The author says that “this book  is an attempt to apply to everyday life the philosophical principles of Ayn Rand and many other proponents of Capitalism and individual freedom. My thanks go to Antoine de Saint Exupery for writing The Little Prince, Lewis Carroll for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, L. Frank Baum for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Jonathan Swift for Gulliver’s Travels. These four authors were my guiding stars in creating Looking for Hugh.”

It is the story of a  teenage boy searching for his lost friend Hugh in a series of encounters after a ride on a kite to the “Thousand Islands Empire.”  Part fantasy and part polemic, the vignettes portray a series of situations each illustrating different facets of oppression brought about by adherence to various political philosophies.  Intended for adults but accessible to younger readers, the author hopes that this work will serve to educate and inspire those who would champion the ideals of a free society.  This book is very readable and is highly recommended.  Mike says: ****1/2
Available at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Looking-Hugh-Capitalist-Leon-Weinstein/dp/0615304478

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A new institution of higher learning:  The C. S. Lewis College in Massachusetts

Dr. J. Stanley Mattson, the Founder and President of the C. S. Lewis Foundation, was inspired to use the Foundation to acquire and restore The Kilns, the home in the English countryside Professor Lewis shared with his brother Warren Lewis, and later his wife, Joy Davidman.  Fully restored and updated for practical living, it now serves as a retreat and study centre for scholars.

Over the years the Foundation’s mission has grown and developed to include OxBridge, a tri-ennial convention of those devoted to Lewis and the Inklings which spans a two week period at locations in and around Oxford and Cambridge Universities. In the United States each year there is a series of regional quarterly workshops and retreats held in such locations as San Antonio, Austin, and Navasota, TX; Nashville, TN; San Diego, CA; and Asheville, NC.

The Foundation’s latest project is the C.S. Lewis College which will commence Fall 2012 in its recently purchased campus (the former Northfield Mount Hermon School located in Northfield, Massachusetts), on the site of a college for Christian women founded by evangelist Dwight L. Moody in 1879.

The new institution is the culmination of a four decade long quest of the Foundation to establish a Christian Great Books College somewhere in the United States.

Dr. Mattson, in an article in the Spring 2010 issue of the Chronicles of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, its quarterly newsletter, stressed that C.S. Lewis College will be distinctive in a number of areas, first and foremost in its frank and robust embrace of Christian thought and life.

The curriculum areas envisioned for this fully accredited institution are Great Books, and Visual and Performing Arts. The Great Books curriculum, under development now, will encompass the seminal writings of the greatest thinkers of Western civilization, ranging from physics to politics to poetry and everything in between. A school of Visual and Performing Arts will follow within a few years.

Based on the classical curriculum found in British universities, modified to include the works of some modern writers including C.S. Lewis, Great Books will be one course of study, all works read by each and every student, and individually defended in discussion-based seminars and tutorials.

“This means that students who choose C.S. Lewis College will do so because they desire to assume primary responsibility for their own education,” according to Dr. Mattson.

Initial funding of the school is primarily by Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. which had purchased the campus for the Foundation and provided funds for its operation and capital improvements. Following start up, the College will be funded by a combination of tuition, private donations and grants.

For more information on the C.S. Lewis Foundation and current programs along with news on the college, please visit www.cslewis.org and  http://www.cslewiscollege.org/
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Random End Notes:

The decision was taken to try the Radisson for an Aftermeeting venue by virtue of its very close proximity to our dinner venue and also because it will almost certainly be quieter (if not downright sedate) than the Back Stage.  However, the drinks are likely to be more expensive, so we will want to assess whatever trade off this represents.  Join us, throw in your opinion, and we will listen.

The Karl Hess Club wishes you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2011! Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you often in the new year, and in those that follow.

Off-Grid Legal Challenges

Despite a hard left, class war perspective, The People’s Voice nonetheless supports a property owner’s desire to live simply in his RV against county government regulations in their story, by Rady Ananda, “Elderly Man Evicted from His Land for Living off the Grid.”

The man is also being defended on Ron Paul forums, which is evidence that solidarity is possible between the left wing organic hippies and right wing backwoods survivalists (or “preppers,” if you prefer).

There seems to be universal concern that backyard homesteaders and small organic farmers will be negatively impacted by S.510 (Google search) out of proportion with their risk to public food safety.

A TV news report about Dick Thompson’s plight in Madison County, Indiana is also linked by TPV to YouTube, “Madison Co. to evict man from camper.

Jay Stuart Snelson in OC at KHCTF

Newport Beach Tee Room restaurant

A NEW Orange County, CA Supperclub!

THE
Karl Hess Community Technology Forum

A PROJECT OF THE
RESILIENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Resilient Community Foundation (“Rescomm.org”) is pleased to present Jay Stuart Snelson at the inaugural meeting of the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum.

Mr. Snelson is a California native, UCLA graduate and nationally noted lecturer who will speak on the topic of “Taming the Violence of Faith: Win-win solutions in a win-lose world” on Monday evening, November 29, 2010 at the Newport Beach Golf Course Tee Room restaurant located at 3100 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, California 92660.

Howard Hinman, also of Orange County, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

In honor of the event, Howard will offer a Toast to the evening’s festivities at 7:45 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Cocktails, Gathering Time

7:00 p.m. Dinner (Buffet style)

7:45 p.m. Announcements <–(Note starting time)
8:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Jay Stuart Snelson

For a cost of $25.00 (cash only, please) per person, attendees will enjoy a buffet dinner with their choice of chicken, tilapia (a tasty fish), or roast beef. For our vegetarian guests, beans and cheese will be available as well.

Coffee and tea are included at no additional cost with your meal. Salad and vegetables will also be provided. Alcoholic beverages are available at additional cost through the adjoining bar.

If you have any questions about the meeting, contact Kent Hastings toll free at 1.877.867-8209 or leave a voice mail message. To contact the Tee Room restaurant directly, call Hamid at (949) 756-0121.

Show your support by bringing others to this special dinner event.

About The Karl Hess Community Technology Forum

This club is a project of the Resilient Community Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation in formation managed by Mary Christensen, J. Kent Hastings, and Howard Hinman (who will preside over the meetings of this club). It honors Karl Hess who believed in, and was a practitioner of, appropriate technology.

Please note that the Karl Hess Club, an unincorporated, not for profit literary association, and Resilient Community Foundation, are under separate ownerships and management.

The Karl Hess Club (Culver City) contacted us. They “extend their heartiest congratulations and best wishes for the success of this new venture of our sister club in Orange County!”

KHC Oct. 18 with Sharon Presley

KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 2010 BOOK TOUR

Sharon Presley Standing Up to Experts and Authorities: How to Avoid Being Intimidated, Manipulated, and Abused.”

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles
(310) 645-0456.

7:00  p.m.  Gathering Time
8:00  p.m.  Dinner  (Order from the regular menu)
8:45 p.m.  Announcements                   <–(Note starting time)
9:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker: Dr. Sharon Presley
10:00 p.m. Q & A                                 <–(please hold questions and comments until this time)
10:30  p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s    <–(please depart the premises at this time)
11:00  p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling    Backstage Bar & Grill 10400 Culver Boulevard Culver City

Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge

For information on the Karl Hess Club: http://www.karlhessclub.org/

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Our speaker will address the issues covered in her latest book which relate to the subjects of resistance to authority and empowerment of the individual. She asks:

“What’s the most effective way to ask for a raise? How can I get my doctor to take my complaints seriously? How can I learn to separate the valuable wheat from the bogus chaff in media reports?

“These are just some of the questions I answer in my new book Standing Up to Experts and Authorities.

“It offers a practical toolkit, with specific techniques to help people stand up to and deal effectively with experts in a wide range of contexts, including the workplace, bureaucracies, and schools. It shows you how to deal with lawyers, contractors, police, customer reps, and much more.

“A blog is coming soon. I welcome your questions and comments. At the website for the book there is a way to sign up for information on coming events.”

If you can get there, Sharon will be making a presentation at Libertopia. In any case, we hope you will avail of the opportunity to meet Sharon at the Karl Hess Club, the evening after the conclusion of the conference, in a relaxed and comfortable setting. We are pleased and honored to welcome her again.


ABOUT THE  SPEAKER:

Dr. Sharon Presley has a Ph.D. in social psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center where her mentor was Dr. Stanley Milgram, author of the classic study, Obedience to Authority. Her Ph.D. dissertation was a study of political resisters to authority. She recently retired from teaching psychology and critical thinking courses at California State University, East Bay in Hayward. Her research specialties are obedience and resistance to authority, women resisters to authority, and gender issues.

Dr. Presley is the co-editor of Exquisite Rebel: The Essays of Voltairine de Cleyre published in 2005 by SUNY Press. This book won an American Library Association Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title 2005. She is currently working on an anthology of American women resisters to authority in the 19th century.

Dr. Presley’s practical book on dealing with authority, Standing Up to Experts and Authorities: How to Avoid Being Intimidated, Manipulated, and Abused, was published by Solomon Press on May 5, 2010.

To order the book, go to: http://www.standuptoauthorities.com/

For more information about Sharon Presley, go to: http://www.sharonpresley.com/index.html

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles.  The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456.

The time for dinner is between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. although you may arrive earlier. If you do, please be sure to mention that you are with the KHC so that the club gets credit for your custom. You may be seated in the meeting room at that time if you wish.

The program will be from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

The deal at Dinah’s is: The minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00 plus a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00). FYI: Dinah’s has an all-you-can-eat Chicken Dinner on Mondays which costs $10.95, and everyone may order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab. The club dues will be collected from you.

Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order. If you arrive early and dine before the group, please retain your receipt.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.

Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

November 15, 2010  Ray Acosta Revolutionary Days: A Chronology of the Mexican Revolution BOOK TOUR
December  20, 2010  Brad Linaweaver “The Fabulous Fifties in Film: How Hollywood Changed the Political Cultural Landscape in Time for the Incredibly Mixed Up Sixties”
January 17, 2011      Geo. McCalip Update on Fomenting Revolution for Fun and Profit
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Special Note:

Please join us for the Aftermeeting at the Backstage Bar & Grill!  When we adjourn at 10:30 p.m.,
proceed to the Backstage and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering after 11 p.m. until whenever.
The Backstage is at 10400 Culver Boulevard Culver City 90232 ( two blocks East of Overland Avenue at Motor Southeast side of Sony MGM Studios). 310 839-3892  http://www.backstageculvercity.com/

Report from the Legal Front

Last night, Geo McCalip presented his “Report from the Front” progress report at the Konkin-Rothbard Supper Club as scheduled. You can listen to the audio of the talk right here: http://resfree.org/kr2010aug30a.mp3

Geo was introduced by moderator Howard Hinman, who also gave a moving tribute to Loy Lefevre before the talk. Howard held up a copy of the Lefevre New Libertarian issue and described Loy’s years with Robert Lefevre and her memorial service that Howard attended.

The California Legal Rights Fund (CalRights.org) became a 501c3 with some financial resources courtesy of a grant from the estate of the late Charles M. “Chuck” Hammill.

Geo gave some background info and then outlined three cases he’s working on now. During the Q&A, other cases and tactics were described, and he reaffirmed his ambitious goal of completely eliminating “tickets for revenue” (as well as “snitch letters” and other irritants) in California.

Perhaps the approach he describes will force the state, in the big settlement he expects someday, to allow “fully informed” juries. Members of such a jury would be told that they are to decide the justice of the law as well as the facts of the case.

Geo McCalip’s Progress Report Aug. 30

THE Konkin-Rothbard Limited
Orange County Special Event Supperclub

E C O N O M I C S   A N D   G E O – P O L I T I C S

A PROJECT OF THE KARL HESS CLUB

Fifth Monday of a Month except on a major Holiday

Geo. McCalip “Fomenting Revolution for Fun and Profit”

Date: Monday August 30, 2010

Location: Marie Callender’s 5960 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620 (at Valley View/91Fwy) 714-522-0170 | FAX 714-522-6829 [From 5 Fwy, take Valley View South to Orangethorpe, turn right]

Cost: $25.00 (CASH ONLY PLEASE) Includes choice of three entrees, salad, soft beverage and pie dessert

SCHEDULE

6:00 p.m. Cocktails (No Host, in the Lounge and Cash and Carry in the Dining Room)
7:00 p.m. Dinner (Three entrees*, salad, cornbread, soft beverage, pie dessert)
Special Call to Order by Master of Ceremonies to start the program business
Special Memorial Presentation Honoring Loy Lefevre
8:00 p.m. Announcements and Introductions by Master of Ceremonies Howard Hinman
8:15 p.m. Speaker Geo. McCalip
9:15 p.m. Q&A (First round questions to be submitted in writing; index cards will be provided)
9:45 p.m. Adjournment [Aftermeeting next door]
* This meeting: Callender’s Country-Fried Steak, Freshly Roasted Turkey, Braised and Slow-Roasted Pot Roast,+ [Vegetarian Option]

Our server will take your order at that time.

About The Speaker

Geo. McCalip is the founder of California Legal Rights Fund, an educational nonprofit with a mission of educating the people of California as to their rights. Since March 4, 2001 he has run a pro bono site on fighting traffic tickets in California, HelpIGotATicket.com; the information on that site has helped tens if not hundreds of thousands of people beat their tickets. In 1995 Mr. McCalip fought a speeding case that led to the end of the Municipal Court system in California.

Geo. was professionally involved with microcomputers/PC’s for over three decades, and has managed projects for companies including IBM, HP, Intel, AST Sharp, Xerox and Minolta. His experience with multimedia predates the World Wide Web; he produced a highly successful multimedia catalog in 1992.

He designed an inventory and distribution system for Proficient Foods (Denny’s), and assisted in analysis leading to leveraged buy out of Denny’s. He did the analysis and programming on management systems for TRW and Western Digital. He programmed the daily cash flow system for the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He managed the initial feasibility study of the Super Shuttle. Geo. formed the ad-hoc committee which staged the successful campaign to get Cal State Dominguez Hill selected as the site for the 1984 Olympic Velodrome.

About the Program [Précis Provided by Mr. McCalip]

Since March 2001 Geo. McCalip has run a web site on fighting traffic tickets. Over the last few years, working with a group of very bright legal minds, he has put together a plan to bring a series of lawsuits designed to put an end to the “tickets for revenue scam” in California. Please join us as we find out that this is not really about traffic tickets, it’s about the next American revolution.

Scheduled Meeting Remaining in 2010:

November 29 Jay Snelson (tentative)

About THE Konkin-Rothbard Limited Club

The name for this club was chosen to honor the memories of Samuel Edward Konkin III, a prominent political theorist and Murray Rothbard, a noted free market economist. Howard Hinman, of Orange County, is your Master of Ceremonies and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

For more information and to RSVP for reservations, contact Michael Everling at mikeeverling@karlhessclub.org

Please put RESERVATION in the eMail header and indicate how many persons you wish to reserve.

Thank you!
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