We are reaching almost 200,000 headline entries and the chronology of news from a Voluntarist's perspective (while allowing other points of view to express themselves) provides an important historical document when taken as a whole and a very useful Liberty tool when features are utilized.
I am very satisfied with the progress of Freedom's Phoenix as a brand and as a family. And what has to happen now is to prepare for the future.
Launch of the project "Freedom's Phoenix" was June of 2005 that went to Beta in October '05. We have made several upgrades but nothing like what we are working on now. There is a New Internet coming and we are working hard to once again be at the leading edge.
Donna, Editor-In-Chief Freedom's Phoenix Digital Magazine, forwarded this announcement earlier this week to all of our eZine columnists. This announcement is only part of the explanation for our imminent roll out of the new Freedom's Phoenix platform
We are publishing a Newsprint Newspaper as a liberty outreach and promotional tool for FreedomsPhoenix and other efforts in the liberty community… with a unique distribution method. And I'm asking you to participate as a writer of articles intended to educate and inspire America's rural population… primarily. Here's why.
Much of rural America is still waiting on broadband Internet access and has not had the benefit of broadband surfing and exploration. By providing a printed/online/downloadable interactive media experience. QR Codes will allow for direct interface with Videos and online content via their mobile devices. 4G Smartphone coverage does allow rapid online interaction with content with a physical newspaper in front of them, and we will be able to inject into rural communities a very persuasive perspective as yet unknown to them. Most likely this perspective is in direct opposition to their tax funded abusers that dominate their community's local media… and there will be controversy. And controversy creates awareness.
For over 10 years we published a printed newspaper (Last Published edition was Summer of 2004 http://westernlibertarian.org/paper/WLA%20pg%201%20high%20res.pdf ) that was our core source of communication with the people of Arizona.
We are combining the resources of FreedomsPhoenix, the eZine technology, and our experience with 100's of thousands of printed copies of our previous newspaper editions. We have created a template for any activists in the smallest of communities to download an editable file that can be used as is or to customize for local impact. The collectivist 'invasion' of rural America has left no escape in America, and it will be at the local level that we will have the greatest impact on issues, news and events important to individuals willing to share the liberty message in the smallest of communities. And there are many local efforts that are already showing success that will be promoted as additional inspiration.
The backend to this project has been under development since the end of 2013 in preparation for this summer's release exactly 10 years from our last printed edition.
A newsprint newspaper ready to print at the closest printer provides an opportunity unknown to many. Along with the new technology available we are making an interactive tool available to activists anywhere,… but our focus is to help provide immediate communication parity in small communities where the local media is dominated by a few individuals in positions of power at the expense of individuals without the resources to communicate what is fundamentally wrong in their communities. We already had 10 years of success doing this very thing here in Arizona before we started the radio program in 2003 and FreedomsPhoenix in 2005.
Not a surprise to many of us are the recent revelations http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/159529-2014-07-16-more-invasive-internet-fascism.htm that the USGov't has been manipulating Social Media, Rankings, Searches, Comment sections etc. in an effort to track, control and eliminate dissent http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/159505-2014-07-15-new-snowden-docs-spies-fake-polls-and-pageview-counts-censor.htm.
Freedom's Phoenix is in a unique position to provide 'an injection of a voluntarist/libertarian/anarchist infection into the bone marrow of American culture'… for which there is no cure. This effort will also have a planetary impact… 'cause we can :)
Behind the scenes there have been regular communications between liberty activists that are well known in and out of what many would see as a byproduct of the LOV3olution, and my experience has convinced me that 'we ain't seen noth'n yet'.
36 editions of the Freedom's Phoenix eZine has forever archived our advocacies for a peaceful and voluntary society in a format that is interactive and available on all mobile devices and can be shared. But after 3 years of publication, I am confident that we have archived and made available the most important information about the times that we live in and what solutions are available for humanity to reach its full potential. This valuable resource will now be morphed into a printed effort to target communities in the greatest need here in Arizona as an example and inspiration. There are several other communities that will be part of the initial rollout (Manhattan, Pensacola, Arizona, Washington State, Montana and Orange County). But I hope to make it clear that our intention is NOT to become a national newspaper. We are using our experience and technology to provide an effective tool that will help others get over the hurdles of formatting and content that are barriers to so many. Once the templates (InDesign and other editable PDF formats) are in the hands of talented activists… :)
New technology soon to dominate our lives includes the ability to communicate secretly using a fully Distributed Internet where each computer on the planet is directly connected to all other computers without the need for Internet Service providers or even the use of DARPA's internet.
will begin to hear words like, Outernet, Distributed Internet, Mesh Networks, CubeSats, Maidsafe, UHF Internet Communication, Ham Radio Email, Open Garden, Private Space Travel, Healthy Home Food Production, new Energy/Batteries etc. These technologies are
Earth changing and are greatly under reported. For years we have been creating a
platform that will be among the first to inhabit the new _Free Space_
(ooooh, I just went to see if "FreeSpace" was available as a domain…. taken :(
But I do have www.LeaveMeAloneZone.com for future use when I'm inspired.
Disruptive technologies like Bitcoin will face efforts of regulation (& http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/159565-2014-07-16-france-plans-to-identify-bitcoin-users-and-then-tax-them.htm) but Crypto-Tech is a genie that has been released with the power to grant limitless wishes. But the uninitiated need our help.
I'll be contacting you individually to ask that you participate in your area of expertise. On issues about foreign policy, economics, sustainability, science, medicine, philosophy, politics, war, food, energy, transportation, law, government, families, communication, exploration, resources… Many of you have already had a conversation with me about this effort and I wish to convey that we are now ready to assemble the first Edition of the Freedom's Phoenix Newspaper.
Our first edition of the eZine http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Magazine/Magazine-List.htm?MagNo=00001 introduced many to the liberty movement in a new and unique way that is still being felt, and I hope to accomplish even greater penetration to an underserved market for almost no expense that is sustainable on its own.
We have been in the process of preparing our "infrastructure" and we are ready to begin assembly of the edition. Please call me if you have any questions.
The articles need to be under 1500 words and provide the URLs/Embeds/Links to File Attachments that will become part of the expanded article as well as the full version for online if needed.
Example: 1) Marc J. Victor's articles on "How to Survive a Traffic Stop" or "Legalize Methamphetamine!" cannot be printed in Newsprint due to length, but he can summarize each article, expand a bit on the common thread that binds the issues and then provide the links (which we will print QR Code links to) that can then be used to get more complete information. 2) Will Grigg's sharing of information with video evidence only needs a QR Code scan by a smartphone to have immediate access to the information while the story is being read.
We certainly hope to have printed versions in our hand before the end of the Summer of 2014, but I am not going to force it. When we are done building a crafted tool widely representative of the Liberty Movement's philosophy on many of the most interesting, impactful and important issues over the next few weeks, then we launch.
I'll be in touch.
602 717 5900
The latest article that I wrote for the eZine was used to announce this project and to share Donna and my motivations for the effort.
article is really a letter to my Grandchildren,… but since we share our
lives openly with our friends, I'm sure our friends and supporters
won't mind, and our children will likely only roll their collective eyes
a little bit.
Donna and I are going to be
publishing efforts on a Printed Newspaper that is interactive like the
with FreedomsPhoenix for many reasons that I want to explain to my
grandchildren so they know the genesis of many of the things that
their life as they grew up. Someday they'll be reading this article and a
fuller understanding of how important they are to us will be clear. For
current readers, you'll gain a greater understanding about what
us now… a decade or two earlier than our grandchildren.
When our children were very
of our published activism was chronicled in a printed newspaper. Before
creation of FreedomsPhoenix.com there were the beginnings of the radio
here in Phoenix, Arizona and the newspaper. We've
included the last edition of that newspaper Summer of 2004 – 10 years
ago, at the end of this article (for now it can also be found online by
searching 'Western Libertarian Paper'. We have decided to start
publication of a physical print newspaper again for many reasons. The
Newspaper has been in development for months and
we are near launch (July 2014 would be exactly 10 years from the last
edition so that seems appropriate).
Even having a printed
online as a PDF was revolutionary at the time and now we have the
make the Newspaper interactive like FreedomsPhoenix eZine is now. The
publishing of a 32 page broadsheet with full
color was a very real threat to those that desired no competing ideas.
you see the newspaper's table of contents and the writer's names
you'll understand that we've been engaged in this battle at the
highest levels for a very long time. Our first Newspaper was published
and the impact is still being felt here in Arizona due to the cultural
The new Newspaper is designed to provide a template for any activist to make use of for their local battles. Over the last couple of years it has become clear that the 'Occupation' of America has reached every small town and village. The Internet is increasingly being used as a tool against us so we are making use of our experience and technological abilities to take advantage of the opportunities in all of our neighborhoods. We have chosen Adobe InDesign as the publishing software and will make the original Template file for each publication available for download to anyone and everyone. This allows the editing of the newspaper so that a completed newspaper can be customized to include local stories, local display advertising and graphics while having a product that is FULL of great content to help share the Liberty Community's message. The template will allow for the immediate ability to transmit to a local newspaper printer (which there are many across the planet in even the smallest town that would love the business) so that physical copies can be created in days.
A great deal of work updating our servers and increasing our capabilities has been done to prepare for this project. We are simultaneously expanding our efforts to the street while supporting the new technology of a Distributed Internet (www.MaidSafe.net and other efforts that are certain to follow). The concept of a Distributed Internet was what we expected future communications to be as young activists 25 years ago…. And here it comes.
Distributing communications via the Internet currently in place or transmitted over other forms of data transmission (crowd sourced space based platforms etc.) are coming and we wish to be ready. But we have discovered that the statist occupation of rural America has little opposition in the distribution of information or where alternative information can be obtained. Current limits on bandwidth outside of metropolitan areas has provided us a unique opportunity to jump start the networking. America is currently ranked 16th in the world for Internet speeds for the same reason we lag in many other categories… Central Planning.
Stay tuned to the Radio Show
for more details. We are very confident that our efforts will jump start
of local activism to rival the beginnings of the r3VOLution that we
2007. Experienced activists will be joined with the fresh enthusiasm of
awakened liberty advocates from every part of rural America and beyond…
Don't think so? :)
grandkids are already destined to be happy and self-sufficient adults
of all of the love that surrounds you. I know you are certain to have
and physical difficulties in your life (it's called adolescence), but
there is so much adversity that can be overcome with love that I'm
certain you'll have a very happy and fulfilling life that will be very
attractive to others that will want to share in the positive environment
come a time that you will be fully responsible for your own life and the
environment you will be living in, but until that time you can count on
parents and grandparents and Great Grandparents and Great Great
Aunts and Uncles and many other family members and friends to help make
you have the best chance to freely pursue your own happiness.
We are investing
in the likelihood that each of you will be a Great Big Add to humanity,
at the same time you are certain to be enriching our lives.
In the blink of an eye, you will be raising your own family. And I'm already thinking about your children and how great they'll be. And when you are grandparents, I wonder what your grandchildren will call you. Your Grandma and I were looking forward to Grandparent status, but your grandkids get to name you. Grandma quickly became 'Gamma' and Grandpa was 'PaPa'. These were among some of Kaylee's first words, and they stuck.
At the end of this summer
will have two more baby boys added to the list of grandchildren that
the count to 3 Boys and 3 Girls, and you all are going to have many
involving family. You may remember this summer as the season you got
Playhouse that your fathers help build and you designed via a wish list
features. Maybe you'll remember the feeding of the chick chick chick
chickeeeens and the fish for the AquaDome aquaponic garden. And I'm
pretty sure you'll remember pulling cherry tomatoes from the plant and
putting them straight into your mouth (you all do that a lot) and
eggs with Gamma. I know you liked the Turkeys
that you helped raise for Thanksgiving
in 2013, but you knew they were for eating. You weren't there for the
'harvesting' but you understood what happened. It was a skill that
we thought important to learn, but Gamma likely won't be doing that
again… she liked having the turkeys around. too.
Kaylee you were our first grandchild and we were very excited. Gamma and I had been looking forward to grandchildren even before we had children. We often got compliments on how great our children were, and we would respond that we were working hard to raise good parents for our grandchildren… always did we focus on the future. While you were in your mother's womb, there was a great economic scare in late 2008. The result was the creation of an enormous debt added to an already unpayable debt that you and your younger brother and sister and cousins would be expected to work to pay for… forever. Gamma and PaPa were very sad about this and wanted to make it clear that we and many others did not recognize any obligation you had to pay off a debt that you had no voice in creating. "It's Not My Debt" was a slogan that we would screen print on baby clothes, adult t-shirts, balloons, handmade signs, and even freeway billboards (see graphics below). There were people in influential and/or dependent positions that knew you couldn't object and most adults had either been scared about what might happen if they didn't pass this financial burden onto you or they thought themselves powerless to do anything about it.
What most misunderstand is
didn't do these things to change the minds of those that thought you
could be made a debt slave; we were encouraging those that already knew
weren't to add their voice to your defense.
On your first birthday Kaylee,
you got a
baby brother. Little Corsair (named after his father, our 3rd child)
would soon be called Buddy, and PaPa is the only one that calls him
call him Buddy sometimes, but I remember that my sister, Great Aunt
didn't know her real name until she was 5 years old. We always called
"Sister" (besides I like the name Corsair… that's why I
named your father that :)
Soon after Buddy was born,
along. Our daughter and your Aunt Rhea and Uncle Tim
had Elin in a very difficult birth where Aunt Rhea almost died. It was a
scary time for us, but PaPa was allowed to shed tears because Uncle Tim
was very strong for all of us and took care of
everyone and everything. It's at times like this when you'll be
very glad that your family is close by your side and close to your
Kaylee and Corsair's little sister, Tatum,
came just a few months after Elin. We are all very happy that your
(Laura) delivers babies easily (well, at least quickly and without any
Now Aunt Sierra (Aunt Sia you
and Uncle George are going to have a son at the end of this summer, and I
they have decided on 'Jude' to be his name. Aunt Rhea and Uncle Tim will
have their new son, Kellan, any time now
(days from now at most). So now we'll be tied up at 3 boys and 3 girls.
girlfriend, Veronica and her three children have been part of the family
long as you can remember and I hope they'll become even more a part of
the family, too. Justyne, Mia, Kevin and their mother are always welcome
Every one of you kids will
help you gave us here with the animals, the garden, and the projects.
the smallest of you learned by helping build the sandbox, the playhouse
Aquadome, was meant to prepare you for a future filled with confidence
self-reliance… and this was the goal from the beginning. Our efforts to
inspire others to be more independent always had your interests in mind,
soon as you were able to pull the trigger on a drill PaPa would hold,
helping and learning. The example
and encouragement you gave others that would learn of your participation
through online articles and photos and radio shows and magazine articles
newspaper articles had far more positive impact on the future than you
realize. I hope you'll remember all of the large parties we had and
how nice all of the people were to all of you. And when Gamma and PaPa
'Generation Next', we always had you and your parents in mind.
"Why Why Why". Kaylee - When
you started asking "why" about everything, it was common that you
were sent to PaPa. I understood that the 2nd or 15th
"why" was really a request for more information. It was clear to me
that once you understood new information, you wanted more. You and your
brother, Corsair, were both very interested in learning together and we
many hours in front of a computer screen searching topics and watching
There was a
popular movie that our children liked a lot when they very young that
think of you grandkids,… "Short Circuit". It's a story
about a curious robot that would gobble up as much information as it
while constantly saying, "Input… more Input". Often within
weeks of your birth, we could tell that you were "Input Babies"
gobbling up as much information as you could. But not every baby we came
had that same look. Only now are people starting to question the
biological agents (Notions and Potions) that are being injected into
upon birth and regularly added to as they grow older. By the time you
having children, I hope parents are far more concerned and informed
gets put into the bodies of babies. Clear and Clean Baby Brains were our
and your parents agreed.
I suspect that new
claim to increase intelligence, prolong life, advance abilities, and
advantaged future if you would only give your child the head start
'guaranteed' by people you don't know. Be Careful. You are
being raised to make up your own mind without being coerced into an
decision that will impact the rest of you and your children's lives. All
of you grandchildren have not been given shots full of 'we know not
what', and you have been extremely healthy. So far, all four of you kids
have had no more than sniffles and a cough a couple of times that have
lasted more than a few days.
We've done our best to teach
that good nutrition, play & love is the best preventative
medicine, and we
have been very happy with the results so far. Kaylee, you often ask
something is good for you and I don't think I ever heard you complain
about something's taste after you've been told that it was healthy.
And the example you have set for your siblings and cousin is very much
with other children and adults of your learning and growing up helps
with you. There are many voices in
our society now that want our attention while they are trying to tell us
you should be feed, taught, raised and cared for. But as a family, we
our best to protect you from the desires of others while preparing you
your own happiness. If you kids are reading this during your teenage
know that the person you truly are inside is already locked in. This is
why we were so involved in your life when
you were young.
Before you start going through
and start becoming the great adults you are destined to be, one of the
in our family will likely have repeated a demonstration that was done
of our children when Rhea was about 11, Forest
10, Corsair 9 and Sierra 7.
But first let me explain.
tell when children start to turn into adults. It's not just a physical
thing, it's an emotional thing. Chemicals in the body start to affect
your minds in such a way that you demonstrate an intense desire to be
of your own lives, and feelings about what would seem to be small
become intensely important and frustration about… everything is
noticeable. Very soon after having these new chemicals generated in your
your mind is pretty much solidified into who you are going to be for the
of your life.
Even though you are certain to
to tune your behavior to be accepted into society, your default
emotional response to various situations and conditions are pretty much
And this is why you will likely have had one of us share this
demonstration… Rhea was starting to demonstrate her desire to make her
own decisions about her life and was beginning to resist her parents'
guidance. I asked the boys to go to where we were building some models
other room and to get me a paper plate, the 5 minute epoxy tubes, and a
stir stick. While I explained the effect of certain hormones in the
made it clear that our goal as parents was to do our best to have you
tall as a great example of what it meant to be a self-sustaining and
independent individual that was an add to their community. During this
explanation, I mixed the two parts of the Epoxy and I knew that I had no
than 5 minutes to make my point while building up to the dramatic
stirring the Epoxy for a minute or two during the 'lesson,' I held
the wooden stir stick vertical in the Epoxy and let it go. The stick
slowly started to fall to one side. I then
explained how it was our job as parents to do our best to make sure you
standing straight and tall when your hormone saturated brain locked in
personality. This is when the Epoxy
quickly hardened and the stick was firmly locked into place standing
is a bit pliable and the stick can be leaned over, but it resists, and
pressure is gone, it goes back to standing tall as its default setting.
The spirit behind this observation is repeated
throughout history in many stories and phrases, and I'm sure your
will have their own way of expressing how important it is to educate
about the value of truth and why it is so important to respect the
property of others while you pursue your own happiness.
As I write this letter to you,
is rapidly changing. And it is your generation that will determine how
live together on and off planet Earth. Technology
will continue to advance to the point that the abundance created by our
intelligence will have made available to every individual abilities that
will allow you to
focus on how to enjoy freed up time and opportunities to improve
the environment around you. Or,… your increased productivity will have
individuals and entities envious of your capacities and seek to have you
their benefit with new and improved tools and methods to coerce your
advancements so far have served both those that just wish to be left
alone… and those that just won't leave them alone. Your family is
full of those that see it in our family's best interest to advocate for
peaceful and voluntary choices of every individual. And as parents and
grandparents, we are working on making sure that the culture you grow up
values every individual's desire to be left alone. But how do we do
When I was your age now, in
60's, the most advanced piece of equipment in most cars was an AM radio.
Now in 2014, rapid developments in transportation are being made because
individuals around the world are starting to bypass the controls and
regulations surrounding innovation. When I was 8 years old in the summer
1969, my two younger sisters (Great Aunts Sherilyn and Rhonda) and I
were camping with our parents in central Florida near where we
lived at the time. In the camper, we had a small B&W TV.
I can still clearly remember the first manned landing on the Moon. And
I'm very excited by the knowledge that by the time you read this, there
will likely have already been a family event where we all sat around a
screen and watched in high resolution color the landing of the first
generation of my youth grew up inspired by what was possible and the
the future. But it took us decades as adults for our generation to
that our abilities as individuals to live a healthy and adventurous life
didn't serve the interests of many that desired to exist as
of our producing for their benefit instead of our own. Electric cars
the sun didn't benefit those that benefited from petroleum sales. Flying
and other varieties of Airship transportation didn't serve the interests
of those that benefitted from road construction and maintenance. Healthy
home based medicine, innovations in energy production and storage, new
propulsion methods for spacecraft, aircraft and other transportation,
in communication and information sharing were all challenged at every
individuals and entities that would use any means to maintain and
power and influence.
In this 36th Edition of the
interactive Digital Magazine that your grandmother crafted for this
May 2014, is a list of Movies that we think will provide you an
of what we know and understand to be the truth of how things work. Some
these movies were made many years before I was even born. So what has
Your Aunt Sierra was the first
Editor-in-Chief of FreedomsPhoenix e-Zine when only 21 years of age, and
one of the very first magazines to be published for mobile devices that
be read anywhere. Sierra represented Generation Next (there is always a
GenNext) that for the first time in human history had the ability to
communicate directly with everyone else on the planet in real time with
that were able to be carried with them at all times. The
only limitation to how many people viewed your information and added
thoughts to yours was the popularity of your views. Then
the Social Networks began serving the flow of this information via
platforms and features that allowed easy 'uploading' of data for
all to share. But the open sharing of this information created a very
tool for those that hope to influence the behavior of billions of
humans…because they can.
of individuals being able to share what they know with billions of
very dangerous to some. "Uncovering the Secrets & Exposing the
Lies" is the slogan I chose for FreedomsPhoenix because I knew it to be
the most powerful goal to ensure the best chance for your future
Lies and Secrets don't last very long in an open culture. No matter how
convincing a lie, no matter how many times it is told and no matter how
the truth is kept secret, eventually the understanding of what is true
itself. And the truth that we are just now coming to terms with is that
is far more Good that humanity has to offer each other than there is
we have allowed the creation of many entities that demand so much from
fear and force. Trillions of dollars
(a LOT of money today :) and decades
of indoctrination and propaganda has greatly reduced our knowledge of
could provide for the maintenance and enhancement of truth, justice,
and prosperity for ourselves.
This is the
environment that you will grow up in. You will remember our family's
efforts to demonstrate just how much we can take care of ourselves and
we love while encouraging others to do the same without anyone
the peaceful and voluntary interactions between people. Yes, there are
but we have found that such people concentrate themselves behind shields
guns that we were forced to pay for, and any effort we make to provide
own security and create a just society is met with great resistance
almost unlimited resources stolen from your future.
"In the End Freedom Always
Wins… It Just Gets Really Messy First". PaPa would say this on his
radio program as a way of sharing the idea that we have every intention
raising your families in a peaceful and free culture, but we recognize
entities and individuals that have become dependent on our working for
benefit instead of our own will not allow our escape without testing our
resolve not to be slaves. I'm of the opinion that the conflict between
"Those that just wish to be
left alone and those that just won't leave them alone" will have
already manifested itself before you read this, and that the creation of
chapter in human societal evolution will have already begun. I hope that
Generation Next will have come to understand that "Freedom's the
Answer,… What's the Question?".
Your generation will have many
to live a life customized to your desires only if you allow the creation
society where everyone is encouraged to do the same without
this has always been the promise made people if they would only subject
themselves and some of their property to They/Them/Those
that eventually will not leave you alone. I'm counting on the evolution
of human culture bringing out the best in us. Evidence of this saturates
history. No matter how tyrannical or deadly the enemies of freedom get,
is always advancement in individual liberty that was supported by our
to communicate with each other more directly and to share innovations
benefit us all.
Information and its free flow are at the core of every advancement in human liberty, and this is where we chose to place our efforts. I just wanted you to know how much of a motivation you are to not only our family, but many others that are inspired by your enthusiastic participation and tales yet untold.
PaPa & Gamma