Thursday, August 26, 2010

Panera Bread Franchise in St. Louis Gives Back Through Individual Charity

During Liberty On Tour's latest stop in St. Louis, they visited the St. Louis Bread Co., which is owned by Panera Bread Co. As detailed in the video below and a blog post by Pete on the main Liberty On Tour website, this restaurant works off of a "suggested donation" model of payment. So customers ordering food are given a suggested price, but it is up to them to decide what they can and are willing to pay.  In addition, they have an option to pay via "volunteer hours," whereby people can come in and volunteer to work in exchange for a voucher for free food and drinks.

The idea behind this is to ensure that people who can't afford to pay for a meal have options available to get food without having to spend money. And according to employees, this plan has been successful in accomplishing that goal. Reportedly, 85 to 90 percent of customers voluntarily pay at above the suggested price level. All profits raised above that which is required to fund the St. Louis Bread Co. itself, go toward feeding needy people and other area charities. In addition, company higher-ups have commented that they plan to open two other locations in other cities in the coming months.

Watch the video and you can't help but be impressed by what you see:

MARV Has Had a Few More Issues

Apparently,  the bad sensor issue, that cost Liberty On Tour valuable time and cash, was just a bit of foreshadowing of things to come. Recently, MARV has been experiencing a spate of mechanical problems as outlined by Pete on their latest blog post at the main Liberty On Tour site:

  • Last Thursday after shooting content for a couple of stories in St. Louis MARV died in an intersection. The next day we were back on the road with a new crank shaft sensor and $550 less in our budget. And at their request, we left the folks at Tom’s Truck Repair with some literature from LOT and our advertisers.
  • On Friday night, after a panel discussion at the Show-Me Institute and a meetup down the street, we drove 30min. and parked at Harrah’s Casino to put us closer to our next stop – Denver. But, when Adam attempted to exit MARV to play a few hands of poker while I slept we found that the door wouldn’t open. A metal piece inside the lock had sheered off. The next morning, after taking a cue from Dukes of Hazzard to enter/exit MARV, we picked up a new lock mechanism for $76 from an RV place just outside of Kansas City.
  • Last night, after joining a fruitful Liberty Restoration Project meeting and grabbing a bite with Brad Spangler, we hit the road – eager to put a dent in our 10hr drive. But that wasn’t in the cards. One of our rear tires blew out almost as soon as we left town. This morning we creeped a mile and a half to Dale’s Service in De Soto, KS, borrowed a 20-ton bottle jack and impact wrench and swapped out the then-mangled tire with the spare. Dale requested $3 – his cost to dispose of the tire. We offered him more (as it was a huge help) and he finally agreed to take enough to cover a meal. He agreed that government was too big and invasive.
  • As I write this MARV is at D & D Tire Inc. in Lawrence, KS getting two new tires (another of MARV’s rear tires, which we had gotten last year, isn’t in good shape and we have to replace the spare).  We decided it’d be a good investment to get new tires. And it’d provide us with a piece of mind and keep LOT on rolling. Per the prices we were quoted I’m guessing this will be about $450.


Those of here in Vegas are hoping that talk Adam and Pete had with MARV will keep and there will be no more unscheduled stops at repair shops. We'd also like to remind everyone that they can help offset these new, unexpected expenses by donating and/or purchasing an LOT t-shirt.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Uncle Sam Appreciates You!

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

LAWRENCE, KS –  Uncle Sam recently took a stroll through Philadelphia where his master plan first took shape.  He decided to check out some of the sites and interact with the folks in the area.  Though he’s not a personable fellow and was only worried about people paying his tax, which he claims to appreciate.  The question is do you appreciate him having his hand in your pocket? (read original post)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hitting the Streets in the City of Brotherly Love

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Last Saturday our bud Mandrik (of George’s Famous Baklava fame) joined us to do some outreach on Philly’s busy South Street. While he distributed flyers that had Liberty Radio Network on one side and FreeKeene.com on the other side Adam and I handed-out The World’s Smallest Political Quiz from the Advocates for Self-Government.
We had a lot of great conversations and overall people – with the exception of some of those wearing badges – were really receptive...(full post)

Friday, August 20, 2010

M.A.R.V's Breakdown

On 19 August 2010 in St Louis, The Team of Liberty On Tour Pete and Adam had the small misfortune of having their RV M.A.R.V (Mobile Authority Resistance Vehicle) brake down on their way to The Show-Me Institute where they were going to be on a panel about filming police.

Well it took them 19 hrs and 60% of their funds to get M.A.R.V up and moving again, but they did get him going, and will continue to tour the country documenting, teaching, and participating in Liberty activities.

Check out their Vid they made about the ordeal.





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Unmasked Knowledge

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

ST. LOUIS, MO – I’ve heard Tom Palmer say that libertarians (to which I’d expand to anarchists/voluntaryists) have the right ideas but we just need to become better marketers of those ideas. A few months back I watched a YouTube video about time management. Obviously the subject interested me, otherwise I wouldn’t be watching it, but admittedly it was a bit dry. So what kept me watching for almost 10 minutes? The person communicating his tips wore different animal masks while speaking. So, just when I’d be about to click away I’d wait to see what his next mask would be. And I’d continue to listen and learn.

That video had hundreds of thousands of views.

With Liberty On Tour Adam and I are trying to be experimental. We know we’ll do some things that won’t have any traction. Perhaps this is one of them. But we figure it’s worth a try. Especially because we believe these ideas are worth sharing. If it makes the rounds to those not-yet exposed to the ideas of liberty it will have been well worth it. If it doesn’t, we’ll learn and move on. But at least we’ll have tried.

The first video features our bud Brett Perry, who, along with Adam and I, is active on CopBlock.org. And, like some other libertarian activists, he also has a column through the Indianapolis Libertarian Examiner.



 In the second video I recite some of Robert Higgs‘ essay “The Siren Song of the State” posted over at Voluntaryist.com. I know some folks aren’t too fond of reading books or essays online but they may watch videos. Hopefully this is one way to share with them some good ideas.(read original post)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

ST. LOUIS, MO –  Last week while Liberty On Tour was in Philadelphia we covered more FIJA activism.  Which is becoming a popular form of outreach for those taking an active roll in educating folks about their rights.

While the outreach was a success the group was watched closely by up to 5 agents, presumably, from a few government agencies....(full post)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Philadelphia: The City That Bombed Itself

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

GREENFIELD, IN – Twenty-five years ago Frank Powell dropped a four-pound C4 bomb on a West Philadelphia row house, resulting in the deaths of five children and six adults associated with MOVE – a group that advocated for human and animal rights. Powell was never held accountable for his actions since he wore a piece of metal on his chest from the Philadelphia Police Department. His colleagues, who had fired 10,000 rounds into the dwelling, faced no repercussions. Nor did those who ordered the use of such aggressive violence or those from the same criminal organization that had seven years prior shot-up MOVE’s previous residence.

As the video below details, the history of the Philadelphia Police Department and MOVE underscores the harm that stems from granting others authority. If this concept is new to you and you advocate for peace and believe everyone is responsible for their actions – no matter their title or amount of metal on their uniform – I encourage you to read about private defense agencies.



Much love to our good bud George Donnelly for helping to share this story.

Below are pictures from the incident set to Leftover Crack’s “Operation M.O.V.E.”



For coverage and analysis of other related incidents, check out four videos we shot last year when on the road with Motorhome Diaries:
If you know of an incident that happened in one of the cities that we have yet to visit that if covered, will help to showcase the violence upon which the State rests, please let us know. (read original post)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Is the Constitution Really So Great?

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

 PHILADELPHIA, PA – When in Philly we took some time to stop by Independence Hall and the surrounding historic areas.

For more, check out Lysander Spooner’s Constitution of No Authority.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Las Vegas Liberty On Tour Meetup Location

The location for the Las Vegas Liberty On Tour is now set. We will be meeting at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf located at 4550 S. Maryland Pkwy., which is just across the street from the UNLV Campus at Harmon. We have the large side room, where we normally hold the Anarchist Cafe every week, reserved for the meetup. The Liberty On Tour will be in Las Vegas from Sept. 15-21st and the official meetup is scheduled for Sept. 17th from 6-8PM.

Map to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf:

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Presenting Liberty on Tour (Coming To Las Vegas Sept. 17th)

Adam Mueller and Pete Eyre discuss the Liberty on Tour project, which will be visiting Las Vegas from July 15th - 21st. The formal meetup is scheduled for September 17th.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Free Marc Emery!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website


PHILADELPHIA, PA – Last Saturday when on the Foundation for Economic Education property my bud Peter “Jaws” Jaworski – one smart, hardcore dude who’s the editor of the Western Standard (Canada’s online source for libertarian news and analysis) – took a few minutes to give an overview Marc Emery’s situation. Emery, an outspoken, entrepreneurial longtime pro-freedom activist, is being threatened with five years in a cage because he engaged in activities that some bureaucrats deem “illicit”.

As I pointed out near the end of the video, there is no victim for the actions he’s accused of doing. And where there’s no victim, there’s no crime.
 
Check out Emery’s CannabisCulture.com and NoExtradition.net and please help get the word out...(full post)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Uncle Sam Visits Times Square

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

NEW YORK CITY, NY – After our meetup in NYC we found ourselves in Times Square where we spotted Uncle Sam being his usual asshole self – demanding money from people and trying to control their actions.



Much love to Celestina Prochilo, Hillary N. and Kim C. for making this outreach so fun and productive! (read original post)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Edgewater Police Officer Intimidates LOT’s Mueller for Filming

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

EDGEWATER, NJ – Since it’s close to impossible to park MARV in Manhattan we’ve spent some time just across the Hudson in Edgewater, NJ working from a shopping center that includes a 24hr Starbucks – the first we’ve seen. Unlike other ‘bucks we’ve worked from, the rush isn’t in the morning from commuters on their way to work but late at night when there are literally hundreds hanging out and riding around on their motorcycles and suped-up cars. Unsurprisingly, such a crowd tends to attract the police.

The footage below – captured last Thursday – shows the tactics utilized by officer #33 of the Edgewater Police Department to build rapport with the community...(full post)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

DHS Protects NYC from Educational Material

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

NEW YORK, NY – On the first official day of Liberty On Tour Pete and I headed down to 500 Pearl St to meet up with Julian Heicklen, ‘Bile’ and Darren Wolfe for FIJA outreach.  As seen in the video above it was an eventful day and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did their job; protecting folks from gaining valuable knowledge.

It amazes me that handing out educational material can land you in a cage.  Is this not the year 2010?  Doesn’t everyone know that education is a great thing?  How do those employed by the DHS continue to arrest Julian for such an honorable act?  Do they not realize that they are going against just about every oath they swore to uphold?  I bet they would think differently if they ever found themselves infront of a jury.

I encourage anyone in the New York area or anywhere for to do some FIJA outreach.  Again, if handing out fliers that inform people of their rights, which wouldn’t be need if judges would do this in the court, then what will they come for next?  It only takes...(full post)

Friday, August 6, 2010

How To Interact With Cops

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

EDGEWATER, NJ – The day before we officially kicked-off Liberty On Tour we had a little run-in with the local “authorities”. It wasn’t anything too big – a property owner complained that MARV was parked in his parking lot – but we thought we’d share some video from the incident in the hope that it helps communicate some pointers on how to interact with the cops.

After my arraignment in Greenfield, MA on Monday Adam and I drove to Danbury, CT, to position us a bit closer to NYC – our first of 13 stops for LOT. Unfortunately the parking lot at the Starbucks – where we were working from – wasn’t too big so we parked across the street. At one point I returned to MARV where it was quiet to record a narrative when I noticed two Danbury cops pull up. Fortunately, I had my video camera nearby...(full post)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keene Night Cap

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

DANBURY, CT –  Pete and I are currently making our way to New York City where Liberty On Tour will officially kick off on Wednesday.  Since Liberty On Tour is going to focus more on those who are on the ground I thought it would be a perfect fit to put together a little video of Keene’s Night Cap.  Which is arguably the most consistent form of large number activism going on in New Hampshire at the moment.

In the video below you’ll find a few of the Night Cap’s regular attendees telling you why they enjoy night time in the square.  Though cops have targeted this event it hasn’t stopped the activists from coming back night after night.  Once again proving Keene is the activists capital of the world.(read original post)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Liberty On Tour Excited to Kick-Off!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

GREENFIELD, MA – Adam and I are getting really excited to hit the road with Liberty On Tour. As we note in the video below, we’ve been working hard on ironing out all the logistics for the project so we can focus on the creating and sharing of good content. In addition to the online stuff and advertisers mentioned, MARV has gotten a lot of TLC to ensure he’ll easily tackle the miles ahead.

Again, if we’re heading your way or you know of stories we should cover or folks we should get looped-in with, please let us know.




We’re really excited and know this project will be a success. Many thanks to everyone who’s helped LOT take shape thus far! And to all the awesome activists in New Hampshire that’ve made the last couple of months so great, much love – we’ll see y’all again soon! (read original post)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Free Agents Network Joins Liberty On Tour!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – I’m pleased to announce that our good friends at the Free Agents Network (FAN), “a network of individuals from across the globe united by a desire to promote liberty through activism, information technology, and voluntary cooperation” picked up a Mini Package and are now officially advertising through Liberty On Tour.
As is noted on their About page, “We have no central source of funding or organizational structure” so, as was done for Antiwar.com and the School Sucks Project, FAN’s advertisement was covered by those on the ground, including:

Much love to each of you that helped make this happen!

The decentralization that FAN advocates is in the organization’s DNA – it was itself created by individuals who each volunteered their time and skills when another, once-principled organization that many had been active with was co-opted by Statist sympathizers.

To get involved with this awesome community check out Fr33Agents.net – the social networking component of FAN, where over 1,500 of the most principled activists gather. And if you’re hungry for some really well-written and on-point content check out Fr33Agents.com. One thing I love about that site is...(full post)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What Events Should We Hit Up?

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

 KEENE, NH – I’m a big advocate of Austrian Economics so reminiscent of the great work done by Mises and Hayek on the economic calculation problem, which essentially said that a centralized bureaucracy can never have all the information needed to allocate scarce resources, Adam and I are hoping you can help us reach more minds while on the road with Liberty On Tour by giving us leads.

By sharing the dispersed knowledge you possess with us we can have a bigger impact and advance the voluntary society.

We’re just two individuals. You – much better than us – know what’s hot in your town. The issues we should cover, neighborhoods we should visit, folks we should connect with, big events, concerts or festivals that we should attend or park near to do outreach (compliments of MARV’s PA, the awesome materials our advertisers have sent us and the sweet lit that we’ll soon have posted, which too was crowdsourced).

For example, when in St. Louis we’re going to park outside a Rush concert where thousands of mostly liberty-oriented folks will gather. When driving from Phoenix to Austin we’ll stop in Tucson and park near some baseball fields where hundreds will be present for the weekly softball tournament.

To really advance these ideas of complete liberty we need to engage those not-yet-exposed. We want to be experimental so don’t be shy in your suggestions.

Please let us know what we should hit up via the contact form on our site.

Thanks in advance for your help! And if you want to join us at any of these events (we’ll add them to our calendar as we iron them out) we’d love to have you! (read original post)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cop Block Joins Liberty On Tour with Mini Package

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH - CopBlock.org (CB) a pro police accountability website that focuses on showing others how to use a camera to hold LEO’s accountable has joined Liberty On Tour.  Cop Block covers just about anything police related from beatings, cops behaving badly, the double standard within police and more.  We also take pride in filming police officers performing their duty.  CopBlock.org wouldn’t have been part of Liberty On Tour without covering some of the sunk cost.  So Pete and I offered up a discounted price and  Justin & Paula Parmeley Carter (Paula is one of CB’s newest additions) donated the remaining $100.

Thanks to Justin and Paula MARV will have a  sweet Cop Block logo on him....

The Free State Project Now On-Board As An Advertiser!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website


KEENE, NH – We’re happy to announce that the Free State Project (FSP) is now officially an advertiser of Liberty On Tour. If you’re not familiar with the FSP it’s:
an agreement among 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. The success of the Project would likely entail reductions in taxation and regulation, reforms at all levels of government, to expand individual rights and free markets, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the rest of the nation and the world.
Adam and I are both Free Staters...(full post)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

VoluntaryistPunk.com Now LOT’s Latest Mini Advertiser!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – The site with the mission statement “To promote liberty and DIY ethics” – VoluntaryistPunk.com – is the most-recent organization to advertise with Liberty On Tour.


Though I’m told by those behind the site that they’re still flushing it out, I think it looks damn good and already has an impressive and thorough list of resources housed under the different tabs – Words (e-books, flyers), Audio (audio books, radio), Video and Links.
 
On the VoluntaryistPunk.com’s Facebook Page it notes the site:
VoluntaryistPunk.com seeks to not only build a strong community for principled libertarian punk’s but also to serve as an online knowledge base for voluntaryist ideas and to actively promote the beliefs of voluntaryism to the greater punk rock/diy community. The site hasn’t been fully launched yet, but once completed it will include forums, free audio/e-books, diy guides, a liberty oriented tattoo gallery, an agorist distro, and more. More content is being added all the time.
Check ‘em out...(full post)

Strike The Root is On-Board. Need We Say More?

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – Strike the Root (STR) – one of the most-hardcore and consistent sites around that bills itself as “a daily journal of current events and commentary from a libertarian/market anarchist perspective” – is now officially an advertiser with Liberty On Tour!


It should be pretty clear just how principled these guys are based on the Thoreau quote they cite: “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root” and their mission statement:
The mission of STR is to advance the cause of liberty, primarily by de-mystifying and de-legitimizing the State. STR seeks a world where people are free to live their lives as they see fit, as long as they don’t use force or fraud against peaceful people.
We’re really looking forward to helping to get more eyes (and minds) on STR and their awesome work when we hit the road! In the meantime...(full post)
 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hey! Creative Types!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

 KEENE, NH – Adam and I continue to lessen our to-do lists but one item that still remains is to create an informative, printable flyers and hand-outs about our meetups and Liberty On Tour. This struck me as something that’d be perfect to crowdsource – especially as I know there are some very creative and capable individuals reading these words.

We’re thinking about printing quarter-sheet handouts and business cards (both double-sided) with general info to handout as well as full-page flyers about our meetups to post.

The only stipulation is...(full post)

Sorry San Francisco, We Have A Slight Change of Plans

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

 KEENE, NH – Apologies to all y’all out in the San Fran Bay Area but after chewing on some options Adam and I decided to forgo our stop in your fair city. Our decision-making process went as follows:
  • After Boston, San Fran is one of the most-difficult cities in which to drive and park a 30′ RV
  • The drive from Denver (the stop prior to San Fran) is about 20hrs
  • We were proactively approached by people in Salt Lake City and Reno – manageable 8hr drives – to have meetups
  • If we stop in Salt Lake and Reno we could head south on the 5 and spend a couple of days in Bakersfield, where some of the locals that have sworn to “serve and protect” haven’t exactly been doing that (here and here)
  • Then we could spend a couple of days working from the greater LA area before heading down to sunny San Diego
It was a tough decision as we were really looking forward to being active with folks in and around San Fran, Oakland and San Jose but...(full post)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pax Hammericana Publishing Joins Liberty On Tour

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

Keene, NH – With the deadline for advertising with Liberty On Tour quickly approaching, Pax Hammericana beat the clock joining a sweet cast of advertisers as our latest Mini Package.
Pax Hammericana is a new publishing company so I went to their about page and was pleased with what I read:
What is Pax Hammericana Publishing?

Pax Hammericana is a small but quickly growing publishing company intent on promoting eclectic writers and inspirational themes of freedom, justice and creativity through books, periodicals, merchandise and the whole menu of 21st century electronic gadgets. Our goal is to re-introduce forgotten writers, events, thoughts, and philosophies and to pay special attention to creative and innovative expressions today. Our focus is works that express the desire for human freedom. Our strategy is to be the very best at distributing interesting and educational products through multiple platforms.

What’s with the name?

“Pax” is the Latin word for “peace.” The phrase was used to describe the Pax Romana — the hundred years of peace — during the Roman Empire at the turn of the eras. The phrase has been used over the last few decades (often tongue-in-cheek) to describe the “Pax Americana” as the ideal and result of American power.

So the name really has nothing to do with any of that, except to express the hope for a more lasting empire — an empire of ideas built on the solid foundations of liberty, justice and wisdom.

What We Publish and Why

Pax Hammericana’s mission is to provide the finest in books, e-books, audiobooks and periodicals for intellectually curious individuals of all ages. We have a generally classical liberal orientation. We want to give you the chance to explore the prevailing ideas of our times in the areas which matter most — politics and religion, the forces which shape everyone’s lives.
One special mission close to our heart is to make uncollected, unpublished or out of print texts available in all the modern formats.

We also believe that great fiction is essential for the inquiring mind. For this reason...(full post)

Liberty On Tour T-shirts Have Arrived!!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – We recently received our first batch of awesome Liberty On Tour t-shirts! If you want one, and we see you along our route, we’ll hook you up for a $20 donation. If you’re not along our route or you want your own LOT t-shirt now visit our Support page and we’ll ship you one.

We knew it was important to get these t-shirts rolled out before we hit the road to help fund the project and get LOT in front of more eyes, which will hopefully translate into more folks exposed to the ideas of self-government.

Huge props to Dylan Boswell who helped turn an idea into an excellent logo and to Jeff Covington who made these t-shirts.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Shire Silver Grabs a Mini Package!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – Shire Silver, “a group of New Hampshire people who recognize that the use of silver as a currency is a very good thing”, that created and is distributing real, tangible silver and gold cards for goods/services, is now on-board as an advertiser!


Though still a relatively new, Shire Silver has already proliferated, as evident by its acceptance by the many vendors along Agorist Alley at the 2010 PorcFest. And personally, I’ve received and given Shire Silver a number of times for my own transactions since being here in the ‘shire.

Breaking from the fiat currency of FRNs, Shire Silver isn’t just commodity-backed currency but it has actual silver and gold in each card (for more on why this is important, check out Murray Rothbard’s slim and accessible What Has Government Done To Our Money.) And to help end the stranglehold of fiat currency and the centralized control over the economy, Shire Silver has open sourced their product by giving a step-by-step overview of how you can make your own currency.

Pretty innovative – Adam and I are happy to be representing Shire Silver...(full post)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thinking Liberty Joins LOT’s Advertisers

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – Thinking Liberty is a relatively new anarchist internet radio show which, according to its website:
features insightful and bombastic discussion of world news and movements for freedom. We bring on guests who are building liberty, take calls, chat with listeners, and always keep an eye and a mouth on practical ideas for advancing freedom today.
They’re stacked with a hard core, principled hosts such as; Antonio Musumeci aka Bile, who has several liberty minded websites such as BlogOfBile; Darian Worden, author of the book ‘Bring a Gun To School Day‘; Ryan Tolboom aka bosco, another great mind of anarchism and Tennyson McCalla, talented photographer and principled libertarian.

Their show is on every Tuesday at 8 pm (Est) but you can get all their episodes at their website.  Download them...(full post)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

DreamOn LLC Picks Up Mini Package Becoming LOT’s First Business On-Board!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – We’re pleased to announce that DreamOn LLC is now officially the first business to advertise through Liberty On Tour! “What does DreamOn LLC do?” you ask?
DreamOn LLC is a development firm focusing on communications and marketing software. We build software that will connect businesses directly to the client that needs our their product using market research and micro targeting.
And they have a pretty sweet logo.

Both Adam and I know the folks behind this operation and they’re...(full post)

School Sucks Project Now On-Board Thanks to the Surburban Voluntaryist

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – The aptly-named School Sucks Project – which has the tagline (and noble goal) of “The End of Public Education”, is now on-board as a Black Package advertiser thanks to the generosity of Debbie ‘The Suburban Voluntaryist.” From their About page:
The END…of Public Education?
1. END: It’s over, irrelevant, useless, needs to be done away with. Does far more harm than good (it does no good).
2. END: (As in means to an end) We’ll also explore the true intentions behind the system, which have very little to do with real education. There is substantial evidence that its failure to educate is no accident.
School Sucks Podcast is a show about what one might do about these problems…
Adam and I have both been pimping the School Sucks Project while doing outreach to local middle schoolers here in Keene...(full post)

First ‘Mini Package’ Goes to “My Country My Ass” by John Ringer

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website


Keene, NH -  John Ringer is upset with how elected officials are running things into the ground and he’s also a song writer.  So he decided to combine his skill with his passion to fight the system and made a song.   John told the Libertarian News Examiner this on how he came up with the song, My Country My Ass:
“A few years ago I was watching football, and a truck commercial came on, and the commercial used John Mellencamp’s song ‘My Country.’ It showed various wholesome, proud, apple pie images of an idealized America, and it made me think – one – “What country do they think they live in? It’s not the one I live in, and – two – oh great, the vast herd of American sheep are going to see this commercial and continue to believe all that grade school brainwashing they received about truth, justice and the American way.”

And then he said to himself, “My Country my ass. I should write a song making fun of that song.”

John is now on a mission...(full post)

Last Biscuit On Board with Liberty On Tour

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – Liberty On Tour is happy to announce that the Last Biscuit has chosen our Gold Package for the upcoming tour.  The Last Biscuit is owned and operated by Momma Ally and with locations in Savannah, GA and soon Keene, NH is a great example of the success to be had with an agorist business approach.

Their 24 hour, 7 days a week schedule (including delivery) and $7 ‘pick your plate’ meals are hard to beat.  It’s a mound of whatever your heart desires and includes such things as:  Fried Green Maters, Pork Chop, Butchers Bacon, Country Ham, Smoked or Link Sausage,  Chicken Tenders and a whole lot more.  To see their entire selection check them out on MySpace, Facebook (Savannah & Keene) and twitter.

In the short time I’ve known Momma Ally and about the Last Biscuit its clear that they care a lot about their customers and freedom...(full post)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Liberty on the Rocks Grabs A Gold Package

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH -  We’re pleased to announce that Liberty On The Rocks (LOTR) has joined the solid list of advertisers and we look forward to connecting with several of their local chapters while on Tour.  For those unfamiliar with Liberty on the Rock their goal is to encourage others to take notice and get involved.  Here’s their mission statement:
Liberty on the Rocks is a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation, Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.
Pete and I have worked with Amanda Teresi, President/co-founder of LOTR, along with others in behind their success...(full post)

Liberty Maniacs On-Board LOT with Gold Package

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – Adam and I are pleased to announce that Liberty Maniacs has joined the principled group of organizations now on-board as advertisers. Not only do they have some of the coolest threads around, but they’re damn principled:
LibertyManiacs.com was founded in 2003 on the notion that people’s freedom—liberty—is, was, and always will be the driving force of progress, happiness, and well-being in the World. We believe like-minded people have always wanted to express their ideas, but there has been a lack of fun, cool products to do so.


If you’re reading this chances are you too believe that people should be free to act so long as they don’t initiate force on someone else. Why not help introduce that simple yet powerful idea to those you encounter by literally wearing your beliefs on your sleeve...(full post)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

‘The Mini’ Package

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – Last month Pete and I announced our new project, Liberty On Tour, with the release of this video.  To cover the cost of this project we took on advertising from organizations/businesses involved in the liberty movement.  We’ve had a good response to the Gold/Black packages offered in the above video but wanted to give the ‘little guy’ a shot as well.

That’s why Liberty On Tour is announcing the “Mini” package, for $150 you get a 1′ by 1′ graphic on MARV to be displayed for the duration of the project, cost of graphic included.  Your business (organization, blog and/or more) will travel the 7,500 miles across the united states, as we hit 13 cities in 13 weeks, with Pete and I.  The graphic will be displayed on MARV, our RV, which is also where we take group pictures.  Meaning your graphic can and will be seen by a number of folks.

This package isn’t only for organizations, Liberty On Tour is encouraging anyone, bloggers, small businesses and more, to get on board with the Mini package...(full post)

The Future of Freedom Foundation Joins Liberty On Tour As Advertiser!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), which seeks to advance freedom by providing an “uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government” is the most-recent addition to the growing number of awesome organizations we’re happy to call advertisers of Liberty On Tour.


I’ve long been familiar of FFF and since learning of them years ago have actively shared their thought-provoking content with others. And, to be fully transparent, after getting off the road with The Motorhome Diaries I worked with FFF for a few months as an outreach consultant.

On a more personal level...(full post)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Liberty On Tour to Kick Off in Less Than a Month… Are You On Board?

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – The past few weeks Pete and I have been working non-stop on the behind-the-scenes aspects of Liberty On Tour (LOT) – hashing out LOT’s schedule, nailing down point-people and meetup locations, rebranding MARV and giving him some TLC to ensure he’s road-worthy, establishing our online presence and of course communicating with potential advertisers.  Needless to say we’re excited to hit the road!

We’ve had several great organizations commit to our advertising packages (video below) including; Center for a Stateless Society, Advocates for Self-Government, Students For Liberty, Antiwar.com, Freedom’s Phoenix, Foundation for Economic Education, FreeKeene.com and the Liberty Radio Network and have verbal agreements from many more. See our Advertisers page for more information on these orgs.

That’s why today we’re asking -  Are you on board?

There are 27 more days until we hit the road but we need to get advertisers nailed down by July 15th (we need time to get the graphics formatted, printed and adhered to MARV).  So watch the video below and contact us at libertyontour[at]gmail[dot]com if you or your organization/business/project is interested in teaming up with LOT.



If you do decide that LOT is a worthwhile investment for you...(full post)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another Advertiser – Free Keene Hops on Board with Liberty On Tour


Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – FreeKeene.com is a website run by several individuals who live in or near the Keene, NH area.  The purpose of this website is to highlight and document the evolution to a voluntary society.  From the about page at FreeKeene.com:
The next great step for mankind is the step toward the voluntary society. We are going to accomplish this using peaceful, market-based actions. This is not a revolution. We are not revolving, or going back to the beginning. This is evolution. We are on the leading edge of thought, creating new ideas and wealth that have never existed before. Free Keene allows you to tap into the epicenter of the Peaceful Evolution, from wherever you are, to see it all unfold. Better still, you are encouraged to educate yourself about liberty and the voluntary society via our free audio books and then encouraged to move to Keene, withdraw from the old coercive society, and join the voluntary society.
This website is a personal favorite of mine...

Liberty Radio Network to Advertise with Liberty On Tour

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – Liberty Radio Network (LRN) has become the 7th advertiser of Liberty On Tour.  LRN airs liberty minded radio shows such as Free Talk Live, Declare Your Independence Radio, AntiWar Radio, The No State Project, Free Minds Radio and Voice of Radical Dissent.


If you haven’t tuned into any LRN shows yet, we recommend checking them out now (click links above).  All of LRN’s shows are principled and educational.  Oh, did we mention they’re free, available on itunes and via the web...(full post)

The Foundation for Economic Education Now Advertising through Liberty On Tour!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

KEENE, NH – We’re happy to announce that The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) – the oldest libertarian think tank in the world – is on-board as an advertiser with Liberty On Tour!


Founded by Leonard Reed, FEE was integral to the development and dissemination of the ideas of Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt and Friedrich Hayek, is credited by R.C. Hoiles and Ron Paul for introducing them to the ideas of liberty and now hosts principled cutting-edge scholars like Peter Boettke, Steve Horwitz, Pete Leeson and Dan D’Amico.

Today, under the innovative guidance of Larry Reed (check out our video interview with Larry from last summer), FEE offers top-tier seminars for high school and college students...(full post)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Freedom’s Phoenix Joins Liberty On Tour Advertisers!

Originally posted by Adam Mueller at the main Liberty On Tour website

MANCHESTER, NH – Pete and I are happy to announce Freedom’s Phoenix as the most recent advertiser with Liberty On Tour, joining an already impressive list.  We’re excited to have such a principled, active and devoted organization on board with us.  Per their about page:
We recognize that Freedom was taken from us the moment the ink was drying on the Constitution. Today’s governmental structure is imploding under its own weight, and its death rattles aren’t going to be pretty. At Freedom’s Phoenix we observe, comment and try to stay out of the way. We know Freedom will rise from the ashes, and we want to make sure that everyone’s Freedom is never signed away again by those who believe they have the power to do so.
That is something Liberty On Tour agrees with...(full post)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Antiwar.com Joins the Advertiser Ranks with Liberty On Tour!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

LANCASTER, NH – Thanks to personal contributions by fellow lovers of liberty Joe Fontana, Mark Warden and Dan Bier, I’m thrilled to announce that Liberty On Tour can now count Antiwar.com as one of its advertisers! Contributors to Antiwar.com come from all corners of the political spectrum but they’re united by one thing – the rejection of aggressive war and imperialism. The organizations’ About page includes this overview:
our opposition to war is rooted in Randolph Bourne’s concept that ‘War is the health of the State.’ With every war, America has made a ‘great leap’ into statism, and as Bourne emphasized, ‘it is during war that one best understands the nature of that institution [the State].’ At its core, that nature includes an ever increasing threat to individual liberty and the centralization of political power.
As advocates of the non-aggression principle Adam and I ...(full post)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Students For Liberty To Advertise Through Liberty On Tour!

Originally posted by Pete Eyre at the main Liberty On Tour website

PORTSMOUTH, NH – We’re happy to announce that Students For Liberty (SFL) – who’s mission is “to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty” – is now on-board as an advertiser with Liberty On Tour!


The organization – which started out as an idea in the mind of current Executive Director Alexander McCobin – has grown in a very short time to be the go-to place for some solid resources and has cultivated an excellent network of principled doers.

I’ve been fortunate to go to all three of SFL’s International Conferences and a couple of their regional conferences and have been impressed by its growth and the caliber of those affiliated with the organization...(full post)