14 comments on “If it is an event that has an attendance fee, avoid it.

  1. There are some who know me by another name. Count yourself in that category. But today, I am identifying myself as mercury.

    Regarding your comment about Larken. “As you can see the list for who I would actually pay to listen to or have a chance to meet is quite small, in fact, I would if I could afford it gladly pay out of my own pocket to have Larken Rose come out and speak to a group of my friends out this way. ”

    You do, I hope, realize that he will be in Phoenix the weekend of Feb 15, right? It may be doable and I may be able to help raise any necessary funds if you were interested in arranging such an event.

  2. Damn Jesse, I had you pegged as a coward. Looks like you were able to scrape up enough honor to repost this, and stick by what you wrote.

    • I have never been a coward unlike the NATO endorsing, 6 figure stealing MURDER promoting douchebag you love so much. I face my problems, and attempted to rectify the one we had, as HE ADMITTED he AVOIDED that – sad really :)

      Never call someone what isnt true kid. And Chris, as always, I KEEP my word, remember. I didnt repost it, I took it off of private, as I am the admin of the site still.

  3. I’ve spent several days watching this little bit of Jerry Springer drama unfold.

    Jesse, I’m bummed that there is a micro-rift in the micro-Anarchist society here in AZ. There’s plenty of Statist enemies to pick a fight with, without starting scraps with other folks. I’m not picking sides here… frankly I am attending Ernie’s Freedom Summit that you obliquely mention and I’ll be at JackFest again this year.

    If your biggest enemy right now is the likes of Ron Paul… you need to re-set your BSZ. ‘Cuz you’re splashing in the dirt way short of the target.

    Casting stones at the houses of non-enemies is not exactly the best means of adhering to the NAP. Every name you named in your list is someone who completely supports you living your life to 100% freedom inside of whatever moral framework you want to live within, as long as you aren’t violating the property or rights of others while living your life.

    I’d be very interested in this conversation morphing into a panel discussion at JackFest, between Bill, Ernie, Jesse and anyone else we can get to set on a podium or tree stump in the forest.

    But it needs to remain professional at this point and build into a proper constructive dialogue that furthers the concept of individual liberty.

    • Bill admitted to lying to me, I have the records however he has declined to make it right outside of a half hearted apology- instead he has engaged in furthering the attempt at harming me by allowing his followers to continue unabated their attacks without cause.

  4. Jesse, I too have been angry, and while there is obviously something gong on behind the scenes, I suggest that article that sticks to the rules of logic would be of more use. Ordering breakfast special #3 that has the eggs you love, the hash browns you love, the toast you love … but that also comes with toast you don’t love, does not equate to supporting evil. if there a moral argument adhering to the laws of logic that make me incorrect?

    Perhaps the COMMUNE-ity can have both those that think everything should be free and that everything should be donation based, and also accept those that choose to charge market price for a product, service or festival, I absolutely agree that those that have not positioned themselves to be able to afford things can choose not to attend. A fest might be expensive: $500 plane ticket, $300 in meals, a $400 rental car, $400 in lodging and a $375 conference fee, for a total of $1,975.

    We may then ask ourselves, “Is a weekend at a time of year that is convenient, in a place where like-minded folk can meet and share ideas, where speeches can be listened to (of which 80% will probably suck and 20% will be awesome), where personal connections can be made, are all these things of more or less value than $1.975? If the answer is YES, why would a third party advocate “avoiding it?”

    If a voluntaryist owns the airline on which I fly to the Freedom Summit, should they welcome aboard the plane-full of people, take them to their destination, and then offer that no one owes them anything, but donations to cover fuel would be helpful? Of course they are free to do so, but they are no less moral if they set a price ahead of time, are they?

    It would seem to me that anarcho-capitalists might not be best-served by conducting business with each other according to the concept of, “from each according to his ability and to each according to his needs.” This seems to be a bit more black/red flag than black/yellow, doesn’t it?

    • These events are a way of categorizing those who have from those who have not. Not too mention they benefit liars and state worshipping phonies like Bill Buppert

      Bill admitted to lying to me, I have the records however he has declined to make it right outside of a half hearted apology- instead he has engaged in furthering the attempt at harming me by allowing his followers to continue unabated their attacks without cause.

  5. Anytime you travel anywhere you also pay taxes on many other things. Gas tax, plane ticket tax, hotel taxes, convenient store tax, and whatever other taxes the state can slip in. If “conferences” festivals are free to attend, and vend it makes it that much more affordable. Everyone always talks about supporting local, to me this does not mean a business that got permission from the state to exist. Supporting local to me means supporting Agorist. I guess it is important to know which Agorists put their bitcoin :) back into the Agorist market, or if they turn them back into federal reserve notes. Also do they recklessly spend FRN’s or are they trying to use only alternatives, including food for exchange? I do think it is important to spread ideas to all liberty minded people, that way people can decide for themselves if they want to adopt another idea into their lives. I keep an open mind, if I can raise the bitcoin to attend most likely I’ll go, especially if I can share the idea of Agorism with someone new to liberty and of course so I can invite more jackalopes to the festival..you know there’s some on the east coast, and maybe one day I’ll share a funny story about an in the closet Jackalope living in the freestate.

    • A gigantic reason why I ride a motorcycle as often as possible rather than drive a car. 50+mpg gives the bastages less fuel excise tax, and I register my bike as an OHV capable dual sport for $30 a year rather than the insane $100+ they want for conventional registration.

      Alma, aside from the model of JackFest (which is a great model!), how would you propose that something like Freedom Summit be organized? It’s taking over a hotel for 2 days, so the hotel wants compensation for the use of its facilities. The speakers want compensation to travel out here. I agree that itemized per-speaker tickets would be preferable to an omnibus package, but I also believe in exposing myself to ideas outside of my own comfort envelope and attempting to defeat the myopia of observation bias. It lends itself to more healthy and vigorous exchange of ideas.

      • I would propose Freedom Summit to be organized exactly the way it is, by Ernest Hancock. It is his idea, his experience, his knowledge that inspires his creation of that event. I wouldn’t want to change it. I do however suggest that more Jackalope (free cities) (micronations) festivals get created. I also suggest that Jackalope should expand spontaneously, to provide the comforts others desire. If Jackalope offered more amenities, it would only be a matter of time until people leave hotels behind. Also it should definitely be a week long, so people have plenty of time to have avhealthy and vigorous exchange of ideas….around campfires.

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