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05-28-14 -- Thomas DiLorenzo - Mike Finger (MP3 & VIDEO LOADED)

Thomas DiLorenzo (Professor of Economics, Author, Writer) on the military industrial complex and militaristic fascism - Mike Finger (Dir of Marketing at Europac Precious Metals) on Europac using Bitpay to accept Bitcoin for Precious Metals

Program Date:  Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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05-28-14 -- Thomas DiLorenzo - Mike Finger (MP3 & VIDEO LOADED)

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Media Type: Audio   •  Time: 151:0 Mins and Secs
Guests Thomas DiLorenzo
Topics Military Industrial Complex , Militaristic Fascism

Hour 1 -- Thomas DiLorenzo (Professor of Economics, Author, Writer) on the military industrial complex and militaristic fascism
Hour 2 -- Freedom's Phoenix Headline News
Hour 3 -- Mike Finger (Director of Marketing at Euro Pacific  Precious Metals) on Euro Pacific using Bitpay to accept Bitcoin for Precious Metals

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Hour 1
2014-05-28 Hour 1 Thomas DiLorenzo
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Thomas DiLorenzo
Professor, Author, Writer, Sr. Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute

Thomas DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the senior faculty of the Mises Institute. He is the author of The Real Lincoln; Lincoln Unmasked; How Capitalism Saved America; and Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson’s Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution — And What It Means for Americans Today.


Thomas's article on LewRockwell:

Instead of Celebrating Militaristic Fascism

Tom DiLorenzo has some anti-Memorial Day reminiscences.

How the Free Market Ends Discrimination

From Jackie Robinson to Donald Sterling. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

The Lincoln Cult on Sickening Display

But it still couldn’t defeat Judge Napolitano. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

Enemies of Freedom and Tolerance

Tom DiLorenzo on Fascism U.: Loyola University New Orleans.

The Regime Celebrates Its Birthday

Tom DiLorenzo on official untruths about Lincoln.

Perverting History To Promote Power

Tom DiLorenzo on the NY Times.

Was Hitler Inspired by Lincoln’s Army?

Tom DiLorenzo on the Indian holocaust.

The Beltarian Cult

Tom DiLorenzo on the uncriticizable One.

A Lying Smear of Phil Robertson

Tom DiLorenzo demolishes it.

South African Apartheid

It was a union-inspired version of national socialism, says Tom DiLorenzo.

Lincoln Nationalized Thanksgiving

It was another one of his war scams, says Tom DiLorenzo.

Statists Gone Wild

At the very mention of the word secession. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

The Bigot’s Guide to Hating Southerners

Tom DiLorenzo on Yankee exceptionalism.

He Predicted What America Would Become

114 years go. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

The US False Flag

Tom DiLorenzo on the liefare-warfare state.

Young Entrepreneurs Start Wonderful Beach Business

Local government tries to destroy them, but gets its comeuppance. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

Who’s Responsible for the 1861-65 Bloodbath?

Tom DiLorenzo on the famous historian who rejects establishment propaganda.

What Americans Used To Know

About the Declaration of Independence. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

Neocons Are Unhinged

Over growing Lincoln atheism. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

Words That Got a Congressman Deported

When he denounced the warfare-police state. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

The Real Lincoln

In his own words. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

The State’s Idea of a Free Market Guy

Tom DiLorenzo on the Friedmanite corruption of capitalism.

Dead Things To Memorialize

Freedom, for example. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

Club Fed

Where the plutocrats play. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

Limbaugh’s ‘Big Lie’ Technique

Tom DiLorenzo on the smear of Ron Paul-supporter Michael Scheuer.

Shills for Humongous Government

Tom DiLorenzo on the "free-market" Chicago School.

Chicago School ‘Market Socialism’

Tom DiLorenzo on the "free-market" Chicago School.

More Lincoln Myths

Tom DiLorenzo smashes them.

Krugman and the Soviet Poverty Law Center

Tom DiLorenzo on ideological bait and switch.

Paul Krugman Proves Himself To Be a Fraud (Again)

Tom DiLorenzo on ideological bait and switch.

The Corporate State Loots Us Again

Tom DiLorenzo on the latest conspiracy.

The Sales Tax Price-Fixing Conspiracy Act of 2013

Tom DiLorenzo on the latest conspiracy.




Thomas recommends Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State...

Anatomy of the State What the State Is Not

The State is almost universally considered an institution of social service. Some theorists venerate the State as the apotheosis of society; others regard it as an amiable, though often inefficient, organization for achieving social ends; but almost all regard it as a necessary means for achieving the goals of mankind, a means to be ranged against the "private sector" and often winning in this competition of resources. With the rise of democracy, the identification of the State with society has been redoubled, until it is common to hear sentiments expressed which violate virtually every tenet of reason and common sense such as, "we are the government." The useful collective term "we" has enabled an ideological camouflage to be thrown over the reality of political life. If "we are the government," then anything a government does to an individual is not only just and untyrannical but also "voluntary" on the part of the individual concerned. If the government has incurred a huge public debt which must be paid by taxing one group for the benefit of another, this reality of burden is obscured by saying that "we owe it to ourselves"; if the government conscripts a man, or throws him into jail for dissident opinion, then he is "doing it to himself" and, therefore, nothing untoward has occurred. Under this reasoning, any Jews murdered by the Nazi government were not murdered; instead, they must have "committed suicide," since they were the government (which was democratically chosen), and, therefore, anything the government did to them was voluntary on their part. One would not think it necessary to belabor this point, and yet the overwhelming bulk of the people hold this fallacy to a greater or lesser degree.

We must, therefore, emphasize that "we" are not the government; the government is not "us." The government does not in any accurate sense "represent" the majority of the people.[1] But, even if it did, even if 70 percent of the people decided to murder the remaining 30 percent, this would still be murder and would not be voluntary suicide on the part of the slaughtered minority.[2] No organicist metaphor, no irrelevant bromide that "we are all part of one another," must be permitted to obscure this basic fact.

If, then, the State is not "us," if it is not "the human family" getting together to decide mutual problems, if it is not a lodge meeting or country club, what is it? Briefly, the State is that organization in society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and violence in a given territorial area; in particular, it is the only organization in society that obtains its revenue not by voluntary contribution or payment for services rendered but by coercion. While other individuals or institutions obtain their income by production of goods and services and by the peaceful and voluntary sale of these goods and services to others, the State obtains its revenue by the use of compulsion; that is, by the use and the threat of the jailhouse and the bayonet.[3] Having used force and violence to obtain its revenue, the State generally goes on to regulate and dictate the other actions of its individual subjects. One would think that simple observation of all States through history and over the globe would be proof enough of this assertion; but the miasma of myth has lain so long over State activity that elaboration is necessary.

What the State Is

Man is born naked into the world, and needing to use his mind to learn how to take the resources given him by nature, and to transform them (for example, by investment in "capital") into shapes and forms and places where the resources can be used for the satisfaction of his wants and the advancement of his standard of living. The only way by which man can do this is by the use of his mind and energy to transform resources ("production") and to exchange these products for products created by others. Man has found that, through the process of voluntary, mutual exchange, the productivity and hence, the living standards of all participants in exchange may increase enormously. The only "natural" course for man to survive and to attain wealth, therefore, is by using his mind and energy to engage in the production-and-exchange process. He does this, first, by finding natural resources, and then by transforming them (by "mixing his labor" with them, as Locke puts it), to make them his individual property, and then by exchanging this property for the similarly obtained property of others. The social path dictated by the requirements of man's nature, therefore, is the path of "property rights" and the "free market" of gift or exchange of such rights. Through this path, men have learned how to avoid the "jungle" methods of fighting over scarce resources so that A can only acquire them at the expense of B and, instead, to multiply those resources enormously in peaceful and harmonious production and exchange.

The great German sociologist Franz Oppenheimer pointed out that there are two mutually exclusive ways of acquiring wealth; one, the above way of production and exchange, he called the "economic means." The other way is simpler in that it does not require productivity; it is the way of seizure of another's goods or services by the use of force and violence. This is the method of one-sided confiscation, of theft of the property of others. This is the method which Oppenheimer termed "the political means" to wealth. It should be clear that the peaceful use of reason and energy in production is the "natural" path for man: the means for his survival and prosperity on this earth. It should be equally clear that the coercive, exploitative means is contrary to natural law; it is parasitic, for instead of adding to production, it subtracts from it. The "political means" siphons production off to a parasitic and destructive individual or group; and this siphoning not only subtracts from the number producing, but also lowers the producer's incentive to produce beyond his own subsistence. In the long run, the robber destroys his own subsistence by dwindling or eliminating the source of his own supply. But not only that; even in the short-run, the predator is acting contrary to his own true nature as a man.

We are now in a position to answer more fully the question: what is the State? The State, in the words of Oppenheimer, is the "organization of the political means"; it is the systematization of the predatory process over a given territory.[4] For crime, at best, is sporadic and uncertain; the parasitism is ephemeral, and the coercive, parasitic lifeline may be cut off at any time by the resistance of the victims. The State provides a legal, orderly, systematic channel for the predation of private property; it renders certain, secure, and relatively "peaceful" the lifeline of the parasitic caste in society.[5] Since production must always precede predation, the free market is anterior to the State. The State has never been created by a "social contract"; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation. The classic paradigm was a conquering tribe pausing in its time-honored method of looting and murdering a conquered tribe, to realize that the time-span of plunder would be longer and more secure, and the situation more pleasant, if the conquered tribe were allowed to live and produce, with the conquerors settling among them as rulers exacting a steady annual tribute.[6] One method of the birth of a State may be illustrated as follows: in the hills of southern "Ruritania," a bandit group manages to obtain physical control over the territory, and finally the bandit chieftain proclaims himself "King of the sovereign and independent government of South Ruritania"; and, if he and his men have the force to maintain this rule for a while, lo and behold! a new State has joined the "family of nations," and the former bandit leaders have been transformed into the lawful nobility of the realm.

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Guests Ernest Hancock

Topics Freeedom's Phoenix Headline News

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2014-05-28 Hour 2 Freedom's Phoenix
Headline News
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Guests Mike Finger , Mike Finger

Topics Europac Precious Metals taking Bitcoin

Hour 3

2014-05-28 Hour 3 Mike Finger (Video Archive):

2014-05-28 Hour 3 Mike Finger from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

Mike Finger
Director of Marketing at Eruo Pacific Precious Metals
Webpage: EuroPacMetals.Com

Euro Pacific Precious Metals Now Accepts Bitcoin

We are excited to announce that through a new partnership with BitPay, we now accept bitcoin payments! We are the largest precious metals dealer in the world to do so. Speak with one of our Precious Metals Specialists today for more information. Read the full press release below.


NEW YORK – BitPay, world leader in business solutions for Bitcoin digital currency, announces a partnership with Euro Pacific Precious Metals. Based in New York City, Euro Pacific Precious Metals is a major international gold and silver dealer – and the world’s largest by volume to accept bitcoin to date.

Euro Pacific Precious Metals is led by famed investor Peter Schiff and specializes in making high-quality bullion coins and bars part of its customers’ financial portfolio. The company has built a reputation for calling out unsavory practices in the gold dealer industry, and for its honest and competitive pricing across all product categories. Executives at Euro Pac Metals regularly seek out new ways to make transactions easier and cheaper for its customers, which is why BitPay was chosen.

“Bitcoin offers tremendous benefits as a medium of exchange for both our domestic and international customers. A wire transfer of fiat funds can be slow and expensive for the customer, and credit card fees are too high to absorb at the low premiums we offer. Not only does BitPay’s service make business sense, but we are excited about giving owners of bitcoin the opportunity to inexpensively and reliably convert any excess holdings into precious metals rather than back to fiat currency,” said Michael Finger, Director of Marketing at Euro Pacific Precious Metals.

This partnership marks another major milestone in the acceptance of bitcoin worldwide, as larger and more global companies embrace the digital currency.

“We are very excited to form a partnership with Euro Pacific Precious Metals, especially right on the heels of our collaboration with Toshiba. BitPay is honored to have a role in helping such global and established companies integrate bitcoin into their payment systems, ” said Tony Gallippi, Executive Chairman of BitPay.

BitPay is attracting merchants who sell low-priced goods where credit card fees are expensive and high-ticket items such as gold and silver where chargebacks are common and costly. Accepting bitcoins allows merchants to make these transactions irreversible, while eliminating the risk of fraud and identify theft for the buyer.

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