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Robert Hirsch
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Folks,

This is still not quite there. Hopefully I can encourage some of my circlers to spend a coffee and donut money towards helping Theo out.

Frankly if only 1/4 of You spent ten whole dollars he would be good to go.

Will you be one of the 25% who shows they give a shit about someone, or part of the 75%?

Thanks, and I mean that.
 
Let's step up and help a Voluntaryist in need
Even $10 or $20 would be a big help to this family in dire need.

+Theodore Minick​​​'s wife has been put in jail for 90 days for unpaid fines not her fault. Theodore is the house-dad and Rachael is the bread-winner. They have two young daughters who need to eat, rent is due, bills are due, and the State wants its share. No less than $5000 is needed to see the family through this rough time.

http://www.gofundme.com/pufios
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This is much bigger news than it looks.
It means a startup can use a crowdsourcing website and sell shares directly to the public

Which means people can invest directly in businesses and enterprises they want to happen, kickstarter style.

thank you +Peter H. Diamandis for the find.
The SEC has, after three long years, finally moved on rulings that allow everyday citizens (non-accredited investors) to participate in equity crowdfunding and investment in private startups and small businesses. The long awaited promise of democratizing investment in startups & small businesses in the U.S. through equity crowdfunding laws is about [...]
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"We must ban...."

The war cry of the lazy and uncreative authoritarian
 
Ban all the things!
Barely a day passes without someone demanding a ban on something.
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Huh, my town is in the paper. It's a fluff
piece, but what they say is true, Troy is coming around. Despite city government.
Curled along the Hudson River 150 miles north of Manhattan, Troy made shirt collars that could be detached and washed, back when such fashions were in vogue in the 19th century. When that look faded, Collar City hit a rough patch. But new stylish restaurants, quirky boutiques and a craft brewery ...
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I don't know. I live here now, grew up in NYC
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Please reshare!

House of Refuge is free now through Monday, March 30.

http://www.amazon.com/House-Refuge-Michael-DiBaggio-ebook/dp/B00JVRJRPM/

"Disarm your weapons and prepare to be boarded."

Justin Agnarsson is stationkeeper and lone crewman of South Atlantic House of Refuge #49, a floating sanctuary for the thousands of mariners and seasteading families who live and work in the 350-mile long Plata Raft. Now, war threatens to bring an end to his lifesaving mission as an Argentine warship pursues a pair of refugees to the station. A house of refuge is supposed to be inviolable, but the Argentines are hell-bent on their mission. Alone and virtually defenseless, Agnarsson faces an impossible choice between duty and survival. But when the brutality of war threatens to unravel the fabric of civilization, more than lives are at stake.

Want to learn more? You can read previews, learn about the characters, and see what readers have to say about it here:
http://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/houseofrefuge.html

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thanks Rob!
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Damn.  Mises.org license plate holder?  This guy/gal ain't messin' around...
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Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination

But tim, that's one reason I buy apple
products and don't shop at Hobby Lobby and will never be caught dead in Chil-Fil-A.

But that doesn't mean I think I should be able to tell those companies who they should market themselves to.

im totally cool with you as a company choosing to do or not do business in states that impose laws that you find irresponsible. that's your
company, you do what you want.

Angie's list just pulled a multimillion dollar project out of Indiana. What if, in the name of tolerance, we made a law disallowing that action?

I'm against Indiana making a law one way or another at all, they shouldn't have felt compelled to make that dumb law. but they did in a wave of lawsuits if people being offended.

Don't give bigots your money. stand by your principles as they are theirs. that's the best, most ethical way to handle that.
 
I don't think anyone can debate the job Tim Cook is doing as CEO of Apple.
Tim Cook writing at The Washington Post: America’s business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business. At Apple, we are in business to empower and enrich our customers’ lives. We strive to do business in a way that is just and fair. That’s why, on behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation — wherever it emerges. I’m writing in the hopes that many more ...
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Agreed. This is where a lot of people seem to have a problem distinguishing legal from moral. I support freedom of association and the elimination of the civil rights act from private business. (I'm okay with it applying to government offices). Just because I think it should be legal to discriminate for any reason or no reason doesn't mean I think all reasons are moral or that I will support a business that hangs a "no negroes" or "no gays" sign on the door. I will however defend everyone's right to decide who they wish to associate with and that freedom shouldn't be erased just because they open the door of their private business for anyone to come in. I also have the freedom to discriminate against businesses I consider unwholesome and will go to their competitors instead.
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It's March 30! STAHP!!!!!
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We should ban planes. Someone might use a plane to kill many dozens of people after keeping them in acute fear and terror for eight minutes while he directs the plane from cruising altitude straight into the ground.


Who was Germanwings co-pilot, 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz, who officials believe deliberately crashed the plane?
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Yes, especially Dihydrogen Monoxide. It's also poisonous to humans.
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Folks,

There are times that you can directly
Help someone. Times when hitting '+1' or 'like' simply isn't right.

I know Theo from many interactions on the net and in social media. He has helped me personally work through a number philosophical contradictions I have had over the last couple of years.

I get it, you don't know this guy. Why would you give him money? Well there is that. But this is another case where laws intended to protect people are having the opposite effect and in fact enabling evil people.

Can you give up your coffee and donut today? Can you send him a few bucks that you won't miss? He and his kids could really use the help for then next month or two.

My name is Theodore. My wife, Rachel, was arrested about two weeks ago, when a warrant search turned up an old, bogus charge from when she had to leave her abusive ex with nothing but the clothes on her back. It's just a probation violation, but there's a $2000 fine she needs to pay. She is curr...
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Whoa! Even if he didn't direct it, I'm pretty jazzed its becoming a movie. Great book, pick it up!
 
Ready Player One
One of my recent favorite sci-fi books is going to be a movie!
Steven Spielberg will direct the 'Ready Player One' movie


If you read through Ready Player One and thought its virtual gaming world deserved a first-class movie adaptation, you may just get your wish. Deadline h
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    1982 - 1986
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Introduction
Look at that ugly mug in the picture. Now for some of you, you may have to imagine some hair on  that head. For others of you, you may have to imagine the tongue on the inside of the mouth. And for some others still, you may be more used to t-shirt, shorts and sandals instead of a tux.
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I recently played Dr. Katastroff in Queen Mabs Enchanted City in Troy New York. I spent a bazzilion years at RPI getting a PhD. I spent two years making creatures for movies in the 90's, woking on movies such as Hook, Radio Flyer, and Operation Dumbo Drop.
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Endoplasm evangelist
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  • Shandor Engineering
    Ectoplasm Manipulator, 2014 - present
  • H2Pump
    Director of Systems Engineering, 2008 - 2014
  • H2Pump
  • MTI microfuel cells
    2001 - 2004
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