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Daily Video 7.29.14

Connor Boyack – Teaching Liberty To Kids

 

 

Published on Jul 28, 2014

” From the Tom Woods Show, Connor Boyack (Libertas Institute) discusses his new series of children’s books, designed to teach kids about liberty. His first book, “The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law” is based on Frederik Bastiat’s masterpiece, “The Law.”http://www.LibertyPen.com “

 

 

 

 

 And Not A Single Lawmaker Voted Against It

 

 

” A new report published by the Libertas Institute, a free market think tank, reveals how a little-known new law greatly weakened legal protections for property owners facing civil forfeiture in Utah.  Unlike criminal forfeiture, with civil forfeiture, someone does not have to be convicted of or even charged with a crime to permanently lose their property.

  Sponsors of the bill, HB 384, presented their amendments as a mere “re-codification” of the state’s forfeiture law.  While some of the changes to Utah’s forfeiture laws might appear minor, they have significant consequences.”

 

Read more at Forbes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bitcoin Life As Lived By Beckie and Austin

 

 

 

   Become a part of a fascinating experiment as newlyweds Austin and Beccy Craig attempt to live the first 90 days their married lives spending nothing but bitcoins . To make it even more interesting they are doing a documentary film of their adventure and you are invited to help pay for the filming through Kickstarter if you are so inclined . 

 

 

 

” Can a newly married couple survive when every living necessity can only be purchased with “cryptocurrency”?

Right now, you can buy anything online from soap to illegal drugs with bitcoin—you can date online, setup a WordPress blog, buy bee-keeping equipment, or even buy gold. It’s come a long way, but could you survive using just bitcoin in the REAL world? We’re going to find out! (What is bitcoin?)

 

5 OBJECTIVES

When we get off the plane after our honeymoon, the adventure begins. We will hand our credit cards, cell phones, and cash over to the film crew and from then on, for at least the next three months, we will ONLY USE BITCOIN. Period. To see how far this experiment can go, we’ve established some goals, with each level taking the project further.

1. Live on Bitcoin at Home

The baseline for our project and documentary is for everyday necessities to be found and bought using bitcoin. That includes:

  • Furniture
  • Groceries
  • Cell phone
  • Internet
  • Rent
  • Restaurants
  • Medical
  • Life Insurance
  • Everything else we might need, from chewing gum to a plumber

This also means no cutting corners. If we need anything, there’s only one way we buy it: bitcoin.

2. Get paid in Bitcoin

As creative professionals, we often freelance projects for a variety of clients. We’ll find out if our clients are willing to make the jump to paying in bitcoin, just as we’ll pay anybody we hire with bitcoin.

3. Road Trip

We think the project will get even more interesting if we leave home, away from supportive friends and family. When we’re buying from complete strangers, will bitcoin keep us from starving or being stranded?

We’ll try to the following:

  • Buy a reliable but cheap car with bitcoin
  • Travel at least 600 miles each way
  • Pay for gas (even if we have to barter with farmers)
  • Find car insurance
  • Stay in hotels (or camp if we can’t find hotels)

4. Travel to Another Country (stretch goal)

We want to see how far our life on bitcoin can go, literally and figuratively. We’ll travel to another country where enough businesses and individuals have shown support for bitcoin. If you own a small business and are willing to accept bitcoin, tell us!

5. Cross an Ocean (stretch goal)

How far can we go? South America? Europe? The other side of the globe? This will mean finding a travel agency or airline willing to take bitcoin, or maybe even a private jet or boat. If you know someone with the means who is willing to take bitcoin, let us know.

 

 

 

FOLLOW OUR EVERY MOVE

 

 

As we film this documentary we’re going to need the help of independent businesses. Without the merchants to sell us the living necessities, there’s no way we’ll succeed. Gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, car rental shops, taxis, attorneys, doctors, travel agents, dentists, hotels… if you own a small business and you’d be willing to take Bitcoin, submit your business to us at LifeOnBitcoin.com/Local so we can come find you.

 

TEAM EXPERIENCE

Thankfully, we are not doing this whole project alone. We have a very talented and experienced team working on this project with us.

BECCY AND AUSTIN

Beccy is a brilliant graphic designer and Austin is a pitchman for Internet infomercials like Orabrush (his face has been viewed over 50 million times as the “Orabrush Guy” on YouTube).

FILMING – JOE AND TRAVIS

They’re in high demand, but for this project, Joe and Travis will put other productions at THE GOOD LINE on hold. They’ll follow our every step while we live on Bitcoin, plus they’ll work for months after we’re done to get the film finished. Take a look at some of their fantastic work and you’ll see why we wanted them on the project.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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