Friday, July 05, 2019

Initiative Q is an attempt by ex-PayPal guys to create a new payment system instead of payment cards that were designed in the 1950s. The system uses its own currency, the Q, and to get people to start using the system once it's ready they are allocating Qs for free to people that sign up now (the amount drops as more people join - so better to join early). Signing up is free and they only ask for your name and an email address. There's nothing to lose but if this payment system becomes a world leading payment method your Qs can be worth a lot. If you missed getting bitcoin seven years ago, you wouldn't want to miss this.

Here is my invite link:

This link will stop working once I’m out of invites. Let me know after you registered, because I need to verify you on my end.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Free Ross!!

Check out @Free_Ross’s Tweet:

Friday, January 18, 2019

Checking out YouTube Music

I am a big fan of Spotify but am now also testing YouTube Music.  Here is my song 'Corkscrewed' -- played by me and former Hellecaster Will Ray in Youtube Music.

What do you think?

Monday, March 09, 2015

Thoughts on the Anarchapulco Conference in Acapulco Mexico, March 1, 2015

The Anarchapulco Conference in Acapulco, Mexico is over.  I am glad I attended.  I met many new friends, learned of experiences and points of view of other attendees and had a great time.

I was invited to speak at the conference and chose to talk about personal experiences and influences that made me what I am today. Talking about my family history is often painful for me and this occasion was no different.  I struggled to maintain my composure as I tried to recount my parents' history in the first half of the last century, the death of my brothers before I even got to meet them, and World Wars I and II and the effect they had on my family and ultimately on me, even though I was born in 1945 after the end of World War II.  I tried to underline the fact that we are either free or enslaved.  If we are not completely in control of our own lives, we are not free.

If we lose siblings (as I did) or children or other family members to wars that we are forced into by our political 'leadership', the individuals lost are not 'collateral damage'.  The losses are real.  Family and friends suffer of course, but the real tragedy is the loss of the lives that are cut short.  The potential to live, to enjoy life, to raise families, to change the world in even the tiniest way is gone.  What a waste.

My Anarchapulco speech appears below.  Because of my propensity to wander off-topic when I speak, I ran out of time and didn't quite get it all in.  I was asked by a number of attendees at Anarchopulco to make the entire speech available as written, so here it is.

Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down -- Sieg Pedde Speech at Anarchapulco Conference, Acapulco, Mexico, March 1, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel (Anarchapulco coming up -- February 24th to March 1st, 2015)

Between  February 24th and March 1st, 2015, a very unique conference is taking place in Acapulco, Mexico.  Billed as 'Anarchapulco', it is the first of what we all hope will be annual conferences promoting individual liberty, individual responsibility, voluntary cooperation, and mutual respect. 

Anarchy simply means 'no ruler' and we want to promote the idea that we don't need rulers and overlords to tell us how to live.

I am pleased to be included as one of the speakers at Anarchapulco and am looking forward to being able to mingle with bright minds and original thinkers and in the process to get some much-needed sunshine.

Interested?  Come on down!  It will be fun.

Read more at the Next! Newsletter at the link below:

TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel (Anarchapulco coming up -- February 24th to March 1st, 2015)

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Internet Is A Perfect Example of How a Free Market Would and Does Work (Working Towards Being Free)

 In today's article at Next!, TDV's Jeff Berwick holds up the internet as  a perfect example of how a free market should work.  I agree with him.  The problem, of course, is that governments everywhere are drooling over how they can best regulate and tax commerce on the internet.

The free market, even in supposed bastions of capitalism like the United States and Canada has been AWOL for decades.  We have instead, Crony Capitalism where you succeed in large part due to courting favour by contributing to election campaigns, filling out countless government forms and applications, complying with sometimes truly idiotic regulations, paying for licences and of course giving up a large percentage of your income through taxation.

We can only hope that free, co-operative, mutually beneficial transactions between or among participants will become a full reality again -- even if the commercial activity is in services and goods that don't meet your personal approval.   Someday.  Maybe even in our lifetime.  I won't hold my breath, though.

Join us at Anarchapulco (a confereence of anarcho-capitalists in Acapulco, Mexico) between February 24th and March 1st, 2015.  Click on the banner in the article linked below below for more information.  I will be one of the speakers at the conference.  My topic:

Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down. -- Living your life out of sync with everything and everyone around you, both in a business environment and as an individual – while still maintaining emotional and mental equilibrium.

It'll be a blast folks -- join us!

Sieg Pedde
Publisher, Next!

The Internet Is A Perfect Example of How a Free Market Would and Does Work -- by Jeff Berwick