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Dr. Michael Cole (local freedom activist) comes in studio to talk about the STOP WARS...Home Educate Campaign - Ken Schoolland (AssocProfEconomics at Hawai‘i Pacific University; Author: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible) on the STOP WARS campaign
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Guests: Ernest Hancock

Hour 1 -- Freedom's Phoenix Headline News

Hour 2 -- Dr. Michael Cole (local freedom activist) comes in studio to talk about the STOP WARS...Home Educate Campaign 

Hour 3 -- Ken Schoolland (Associate  Professor of Economics at Hawai'i Pacific University; Author: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible; President of the International Society for Individual Liberty ISIL) on the STOP WARS campaign

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December 29th, 2015

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Ernest Hancock

Freedom's Phoenix Headline News




Report: California Police Officer Killed Protecting Alex Jones From Potential Killer

12-28-2015 •

If you don't already know him, Alex Jones is a controversial radio talk show host who does what he says and says what he does. The guy is for real and he's in it for the long-haul. In fact, you can likely bet he's one of the establishment's top enemies aside from Donald Trump who Jones recently interviewed.

He's been exposing the "New World Order" as he's termed them, the world's top "globalist elite" for years on his popular radio show, "The Alex Jones Show".

On Dec 22. Jones reported while on air that the Police Chief of Austin had previously informed him that they had arrested someone who came to town awhile back to kill Jones.

Jones said:

"He said man you know somebody came here to kill you. You don't know about that? And I said no–we ought to look into it. And he goes, you know we had people on that and we stopped them and took them in but then they had to be released.

But I can't get into it because of court reasons and stuff. And then I get sent this whole file and called by a detective from L.A. where this guy came here and went to all my last known locations and was staked out to kill me."


New Ban Bill Hits Congress: Targets Semi-Automatic Rifles & Handguns:

12-28-2015 •

In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings we warned that sweeping changes were in the works for Americans' right to bear arms. It started with ammunition tax proposals, restrictions on firearm accessories imports and most recently Governors began bypassing Congress altogether by banning gun ownership for those on any of the government's many watchlists. The Obama administration has also targeted licensed firearms sellersacross the United States by forcing banks to treat them like pornography businesses and impeding their access to transaction processing systems and business banking accounts.

States like California already ban "assault weapons" and outlaw "high capacity" magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. But the kinds of restrictive laws that strike at the very heart of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution have thus far been limited to just a dozen or so heavily liberal states.

Until now.

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Trump could hang Bill Kristol over 9/11

12-28-2015 •

US neoconservative commentator William (Bill) Kristol is terrified that if Donald Trump becomes president, he might try the perpetrators of the 9/11 coup d'etat for mass murder and high treason, an American scholar and researcher says.

Veterans Today Editor Dr. Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday while commenting on a recent interview by Kristol, the founder of the Emergency Committee for Israel, an American neoconservative group associated with the Israel lobby.

In an interview with ABC News on Saturday, Kristol called for a third party run in the event Trump wins the Republican Party nomination for the presidency of the United States.

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The GOP's New Hampshire nightmare

12-28-2015 •

Chris Christie is mocking Marco Rubio for not showing up. An hour's drive up the road, Jeb Bush is hammering away at Donald Trump — oh, and there he goes attacking Christie, too. Just a few blocks up the road, Rubio is quietly lashing Ted Cruz, reminding the people at his town hall that "some Republicans" voted to cut defense spending.

Welcome to New Hampshire, where the fight for the establishment lane of the GOP presidential primary is turning into a circular firing squad.

As the year winds down, four Republicans have crisscrossed the state, pointing their attacks in all directions. And with less than 50 days until the first-in-the-nation primary, it's only going to get worse.


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Judges Killed a Patent Aimed at Stopping SpaceX's Reusable Rocket Plan

12-28-2015 •

A team of federal judges has thrown out Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's attempt to patent a reusable rocket concept that was already being used by Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Besides Amazon, Bezos has been attempting to compete in the commercial spaceflight industry with a company called Blue Origin, which successfully tested a rocket earlier this year.

Part of Blue Origin's plan to become an affordable launch operator is to land the first stage of a rocket on a boat and then reuse that rocket. Blue Origin attempted to patent this technology back in 2010 and won the patent in 2014.

If any of this sounds familiar, it's because that's exactly what Musk's SpaceX has been trying to do for the last couple years, with varying levels of near-success. Musk argued in 2010 and for years since that the concept of landing a rocket on a drone boat has been floating around for quite some time, and, by the time Blue Origin was actually granted the patent, SpaceX was already trying to perfect the technique. Blue Origin hadn't even launched a rocket at the time.

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Hour 2 -- Dr. Michael Cole (local freedom activist) comes in studio to talk about the STOP WARS...Home Educate Campaign


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2015-12-29 Hour 2 Dr Michael Cole from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

Dr. Michael Cole - In Studio

Local Activist on the STOP WARS...Home Educate Campaign





Welcome! TOLFA offers what everyone values most: FREEDOM.

It's free of charge - but not free of cost. You'll have to work at it; there may be some brain-strain. You'll learn things they never taught you in government school - you may even need to do some UN-learning. To help, the person who led you here will be your "mentor" and when you've graduated to full Membership in the Academy, you'll want to help a few friends you bring to it (suggested: one or more a year.) That's TOLFA's "mentor" system and it will lead quickly to explosive growth.

You'll gain a deep sense of freedom, as you discover things never seen before. That benefit will come at once. Its larger benefit will come when most of society - scores of millions - has graduated, by some time in the2020s. Then, the whole country will be free. TOLFA's aim is nothing less.

So: ready to start? - then let's go! Click here to see your Study Plan.

Hour 3

Media Type: Audio • Time: 72 Minutes and 40 Secs
Guests: Ken Schoolland

Hour 3 -- Ken Schoolland (Associate  Professor of Economics at Hawai'i Pacific University; Author: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible; President of the International Society for Individual Liberty ISIL) on the STOP WARS campaign


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2015-12-29 Hour 3 KenSchoolland from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

Ken Schoolland

Ken Schoolland is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Hawai'i Pacific University in Honolulu.

Schoolland served as an international economist in the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and on assignment to the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations. He taught at Sheldon Jackson College in Alaska and on a university exchange program at Hakodate University in Japan. He later became Director of the Master of Science in Japanese Business Studies Program at Chaminade University.

Schoolland is President of the International Society for Individual Liberty, a Sam Walton Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and on the Board of Scholars for the Grassroot Institute of Hawai'i, and he has authored two books: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey, now published in 45 languages, and Shogun's Ghost: The Dark Side of Japanese Education, in two languages.



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Beginning with the 2010 revolution in Tunisia, we experienced reform movements known as the Arab Spring. More than a protest against state corruption, dictatorships, and the abuse of human rights, unrest was triggered by abysmal economic conditions. The Arab world has historically suffered from great extremes of unemployment, concentrations of wealth, and trenchant poverty. Today, despite recent optimism and hope for a more liberal society, little change has been realized.

Instead of relying on ineffectual government interventions, the spirit of our conference is to encourage private initiatives and entrepreneurship in addressing a multitude of social problems. We will bring together a meeting of minds from all walks of life to engage in open debates and discussions. Presentations, panels, and intimate casual conversations will build a new consensus for all stakeholders in a future of liberty.

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Mustafa Akyol

Columnist, The International New York Times

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Nouh El-Harmouzi

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Economist and Author of The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey

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Riya Basnet and Nisha Niralu as founders and leaders in Students for Liberty of South Asia have accomplished miracles in Nepal with their projects to produce a Braille edition of Jonathan Gullible for the blind, to distribute books and hold lessons for youth, and to establish women's empowerment projects across the rural countryside. Says Riya, "We just conducted our recent workshop in mid west of Nepal, shifting the project from east to west in order to make it more national. Also we have found a small community school where we can take our Jonathan Gullible lessons to teach the children, we have asked the authority to add it to their curricular. They have been very positive as these children do not possess any extra curricular activities and Jonathan's story sharing can be one to add fun to their studies." Riya and Nisha passed along copies of the 2 volume Braille edition at the World Conference on Market Liberalization in Bali last summer.


The World Conference in Bali, organized by Li Schoolland, was one of the best ever, bringing together 150 attendees and 40 speakers from all over the world to the glorious estate of Hugo van Reijen. See the Riya and Nisha interview and many video materials at



Shruti Sharma (leading discussion) has been working with Nikesh Pahuja on a Punjabi edition of JG. In addition, Shruti has been dilligent with Students for Liberty in using the book in university study groups in India. Ekta Sodha (in red on the cover of Education World) has invited JG books for her five private schools of 4000 students. Barun Mitra, President of the Liberty Institute, (on left of center photo) is providing the initial editions in Hindi and English for their libraries and lessons. Sanjay George is soon the complete the Malayalam edition and Baladevan Rangaraju (President of the India Institute) is soon to complete the Tamil edition. 



Edo Omer?evi?, Director of the Center for Advancement of Free Enterprise has recently published the new edition in Bosniak and is planning to introduce it to the youth of Bosnia. Says Edo, "Next year we plan to make a large campaign to promote the translated Adventures of JG in primary schools in Bosnia (7-9th grade). In light of this project, we would like to launch also essay competitions for the students."



From Anna Martirosyan, Founder of Armenian Students for Liberty: "Our Freedom School will be held from 27 November to 2 December and new poster will  be printed soon. Now we print Atlas book by Tom Palmer 'Why Liberty' and IEA book by Eamonn Butler 'Foundations of a Free Society' to distribute to Freedom School attendees. We also copy CDs now with your greatest bestseller of 'The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey'. I am so grateful to hear about the opportunity to print this book and to contribute that the Armenian free thinking people could discover this great book for themselves. I hope this will promote new opportunities for its further promotion in Armenia, such as the theatrical presentations, reading-discussing evenings with the texts from this book and etc. I also thought about summer camp for school children in Armenia dedicated to this book promotion where the texts of this book could be learnt and discussed by presentations, games and other interactive means. I would like to express my voluntarily willingness to invest my time to contribute to the promotion of this book in Armenia." The Armenian translation was organized by Inessa Shahnazarova and translated by Zara Shushanyan with the financial support of Artem Sarian.



The Silk Road Foundation under the direction of Dashka Pobruush invited me for the launch of the second printing of the second edition of the Mongolian translation of Jonathan Gullible by Batchuluun Baldandorj and sponsored by P. Tsenguun, Khaliunbat Myagmarjav, Enkhchimeg Davaanyum, and others. It was a great turnout for the book followed by media events and an appearance at the Economic Club of Ulaan Bataar. This was followed by the Free Market Academy attended by 25 brilliant university students.


Dashka Pobruush and the Silk Road Foundation have numerous continuing projects that have included the monthly publication of Insider Magazine, the production of the Mongolian Philosophy of Liberty, and extensive work with the local media.


Writes Dashka, "My friend Amartuvshin Dorj and our some friends are making some TV Shows about Free Society Principles. Now we made and Broadcast your Philosophy of Liberty video with explanation and some interesting cases throught TV channel in Mongolia. We are making a series of TV shows about Liberty and it is broadcasting 6 times per week. We also organizing a lecture named 'Development through Liberty' every Thursday."

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Khalil Ahmad (on left), founder of the Alternate Solutions Institute, won the Torch of Freedom Award at the World Conference of the International Society for Individual Liberty in Bali this summer 2015. Gratitute has been offered for his extensive publications, including 6 editions of JG: 3 Urdu, 2 Sindhi, and one Baluchi. Writes Muhammad Anwar (right), "We are happy to share with you that all three publications: Baluchi, Sindhi and Urdu edition of Jonathan Gullible. E-versions can be downloaded from: With best regards, Muhammad Anwar, Administrator, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Islamabad, Pakistan. 



Stanley Varner, above right with Alicia Yan, has created a whole new sketch video version of The Philosophy of Liberty! See it byclicking here on YouTube!


This very special surprise from, Lyumila Melnikova, ??????? ??????????: "In our cinema there was video presentation of our puppet musicals 'Rabbit and Turtle' and 'Grades in Reverse' [from JG] in the English, Kazakh, & Russian languages. Children not only watched it, but also sang the songs from the musical, played their roles in the fairy-tales in the Russian and Kazakh languages. All the children were happy and applauded. They liked our fairy-tales very much. I'm going to make regularly such meetings in cinemas and schools. That's our success! We've even translated the cover of your book into Kazakh. I send you photos of this children cinema festival. I hope you like it!" Indeed, this is glorious news!!! I am extremely happy about these productions!

More wonderful JG news from Lyudmila in Moscow! What stars in the heavens! April 3, 2014: "Hello mister Ken!
I've already come from Moscow where I was invited as a member of jury at contest, I've brought gifted young singers, children, my students from Kazakhstan, who have become laureate, winners of contest. I've published our musical and got acquainted contest's participants with your book. I've got an award certificate from organization committee of contest and from Russian Association of UNO Assistance. Glad with our success. Thank you for assistance, care and outgoingness! At photos: our disk with musical and contest in Moscow."

"On Kazakhstan TV there was successfully performed an exhibition of the 'Grades in reverse' fairy-tale of our musical. Children were amazed. They like it very much! Now I prepare musical with children for performance in Schoolchildren's Palace. Children sing songs from musical, dance and play their roles in the fairy-tale with great pleasure.  All newspapers and television in Kazakhstan speak about our musical, your book 'Adventures of Jonathan Gullible,' about you and us. I organized such advertising in order to attract attention to the main presentation, the first run of the musical and in consideration of cooperation.


"Now I'm finishing with staging of 'Jonathan's Adventures' with children, pupils. We've done very good and grandiosely, more even than I expected.  Children crowds running after me and ask me to sing songs with them from Jonathan's Adventures. I've already involved high school pupils, pupils of 7 grades, who play in the chapter '?andles and coats,' 'Dream machine,' 'John in the way,' 'Freedom.' Youth also love the play and music. I've involved children of different age. The smallest one is pupils of 1st grade, they play in 'Rabbit and Turtle,' pupils of 4th grade participate in 'Grades in reverse,' pupils of high school play adult characters of Jonathan, Lady Tweed, & farmers. When we make video I will send some fragments to you or will give it to you in May, in Astana.  Ken, would you like to try to show 'Rabbit and Turtle' fairy-tale, the English variant, to your Hawaiian children? I wonder, what would they say? How would they like it and the music?


"I have sent you video of TV-version of fairy tale 'Rabbit and Turtle' in the English language. You have already got such one, but in the Russian. Now it can be understood by children of America and Hawaii. This video could be downloaded to your web-site JG. Also there was finished premier of muppet theatre 'Rabbit and Turtle'. Our children are amazed by it and they want more and also want to study the song concerning Lysander and Turtle. This is my present to you for Christmas. In Kazakhstan this show is a sensation. All newspapers write about this event in the Russian and Kazakh languages. With your permission your photo, information about your book, fragments of fairy-tale are in newspapers. I have organized such PR-company for promotion of your book. I hope, you don't mind, do you? :) I will send you video of mupplet musical later. I'm glad to cooperate with you! Merry Christmas and aloha Lyudmila"


"The Kazakh composer, Lyudmila Melnikova, is writing a musical in Russian, Kazakh, and English for children and youth about freedom and justice, inspired by the fairy tale of ?en Schoolland's book, The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible. While the work so far has been without cost, money is essential to record the music in a production studio. Fragments of music are now available for impressions. Libretto and lyrics for some character songs have also been created. We hope for your understanding and support. Says Lyudmila, 'I have written the music to the fairy-tale, I only need to record it in studio. Now I prepare staging of fairy tale's chapter of 'Turtle and Rabbit' in puppet theater for children. I appreciate your desire of financial assistance in studio. It's really nice to meet you. I send you one more part of blues 'I want to prohibit the sun' from the chapter 'Candles and Coats.'

"Today, at Kazakhstan TV will be first night of your fairy-tail 'Rabbit and Tortoise' in children's program 'Spoki noki.' I send you its fragment in the Russian language. Authors of fairy tale are mentioned in a full version of program, in the beginning and the end, in theaters. Aloha Lyudmila." 1. ?????? ?????? ? ????????_????(1).mp4 (80.7 MB) ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????: ????? ????? ????????? ?? 24.12.2013 I send to you video-story "Rabbit and Turtle" (full version in Russian).

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Many thanks to Pavel Koktyshev, Director of the Institute for Public Policy in Kazakhstan. Helping to realize this project, Kim Ong has offered to set up a fundraising site that will offer the opportunity for tax free donations through the International Society for Individual Liberty, Please contact Jim Elwood, Executive Director of ISIL,, or me for more information about how to make this happen.


Tomislav Krsmanovic has great successes in Serbia! "I'm pleased to inform you that 51 libraries in Serbia are now provided with 80 copies of the Adventures of Jonathan Gullible (AJG) where pupils and students are now reading the book. I have been invited to promote AJG in January 2014 in libraries around Serbia and to give speeches in the local media (radio, TV, newspapers). I hope to create some libertarian chapters in Serbia. Our country is looking to find its way in this very complex and quickly changing world. Libertarianism is becoming the focus of young people as its message and ideas are inspiring them. I will keep you informed."


Tomislav (center), with Virgis Daukas (left) and Geo Olsson (right), has arranged to translate and publish the book into more languages than any other: Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Macedonian, Bosniak, Romany, and Montenegran. And many of these were published in more that one edition to incorporate expanded and revised material! What a champion of liberty throughout the Balkans! 

Earlier from Tomislav, "I would like to use this opportunity to inform you that THE ADVENTURES OF JONATHAN GULLIBLE lives anew through a small but valuable step in advancing freedom in Serbia. Some young people, children of my friends, enthuasiastic young libertarians, are sending copies of JG (I have about 200 to 300 copies), to every library in Serbia. They are advising libraries to give conferences about the book in their towns, to organize media appearances, and to gather interested young libertarians to give new enthusiasm for Libertarianism in Serbia. My energy is the same as in 1992 and after that when I was publishing JG in several languages in spite of my age." Yet, Tomislav has long been battling thugs and officials who have harassed him personally and through the courts. 

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