Powell Gammill

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It has been a fun 10 years

Adios.  This is goodbye from me as Senior Editor of Freedom's Phoenix.

Time flies.  Just a couple of months ago Ernie reminded me Freedoms' Phoenix's tenth anniversary was approaching.  Had anyone asked I would have likely said we were around seven years old unless I thought about it.  It has gone by fast.

I remember when Ernie and I were hammering out a business proposal in the early summer of 2005.  I had my vision of a web site that would influence talk radio content and discussion nationwide.  Ernie's activist/freedom vision was vaster and deeper. The result was created by webmaster/programmer Tyger Gilbert, hosted by BetterThanYours.com (IT guru and local attorney Michael Kielsky) and hit the net in September of 2005. 

We have seen two horrific dictatorships, innumerable wars and the Ron Paul r3VOLution come during that time.  We have seen the extensive police state and surveillance apparatus exposed.  We have seen great invention and inspired ideas as well as a general despising of government and rise of anarchism in ten years too.  We have seen the tools of freedom become widely available and at very low cost. 

Sadly I must bid farewell.  It has been a privilege to keep the postings and newsletter up to date all these years.  These duties will now be taken over by Ernie.  How effective we have been the past ten years is difficult for me to measure.   Ernie promises new directions and changes that will evolve the site into its next iteration.  Making this site at least financially break even was an original key goal we have failed miserably at.  I hope the immediate future of FP will show that profit and activism can coexist. 

I will continue on as a FP writer, posting my thoughts and a few amazing science or egregious news stories I run across from time to time.  My last newsletter will be Monday's.  Adios.

7 Comments in Response to

Comment by Nelson Waller
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You have give US ten wonderful years of pioneering internet work, Mr. Gammill -- and we will be eternally grateful. Enjoy your well-deserved rest from it. I hope my challenges haven't pushed your decision through -- your work has been overall superb. No doubt Mr. Hancock will continue equally so. ("New direction"? You're scaring me.) Thanks to you folks FP appears to make Phoenix one of the great centers of dissident thought and activity.

Comment by Frosty Wooldridge
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Dear Powell, Yes, we enjoy different "takes" on America, and that's great. Just want you to know that you're a hell of a writer, hell of a thinker, hell of a talk show host, and hell of a great American. I regard you highly and honor you highly. Best to your journey. You're always welcome at my house. Ph 303 666 6186, Golden, CO.

Comment by Frosty Wooldridge
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Dear Powell, Yes, we enjoy different "takes" on America, and that's great. Just want you to know that you're a hell of a writer, hell of a thinker, hell of a talk show host, and hell of a great American. I regard you highly and honor you highly. Best to your journey. You're always welcome at my house. Ph 303 666 6186, Golden, CO.

Comment by Ed Vallejo
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Powell, Few people have impressed me as deeply in my life as you have. Without knowing it, I have looked up to you as an outstanding individual in life that, if I could, I want to be like you when I grow up. I won't say "I'll miss you" because I know you might be 'stepping down' officially, but you will still be around and I'll still see you at functions and you'll still 'do what you do' - I have no doubt about that. I'll see you at Breakfast Club and you can tell me what you've been doing in your spare time now that you aren't a Senior Editor. Well done, Ed

Comment by Mike Brosnahan
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Thanks for all your hard work this past 10 years enjoy your time, you will be missed.

Comment by Jack Gregson
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I know you see the hand writing on the wall, and decided now was a good time to make your escape from this vast festering prison yard. Lay low as you wind your way out of this hell hole formerly known as the Grand Lemming Republic, to seek a more sustainable garden beyond the reach of the prison guards, and their weaselly little snitches. Vaya con Dios Amigo.

Comment by Ed Price
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I can understand. It must have been a job. I don't know how you did it. We're going to miss you. Best wishes on your new ventures.


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