Hong Kong protesters are using one ingenious app to organize themselves
How do protesters stay in contact with each other when the government has shut down or censored Internet and mobile networks? Simple: You don’t use either.
Meet Open Garden’s FireChat, the messenger app protesters in Hong Kong have been using to circumvent government attempts to prevent them from organizing by blocking social networks like Instagram. Instead of relying on a single website or government-controlled networks, FireChat uses a technology called mesh networking for its “Nearby” chat mode.
Here’s what it looks like in action | Follow micdotcom
YES!! THIS IS EVERYTHING!
8:23 pm • 1 October 2014 • 6,061 notes
A California-based group has distributed and trained some Ferguson residents on how to use body cameras to record police.
Copwatch raised more than $6,000 to purchase 110 of the small devices to give to residents over the weekend, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/1uswQXx).
(Source: thinksquad, via vivalaliberty)
6:13 pm • 26 September 2014 • 10,691 notes
Who wants to spread the message of liberty and simultaneously make me look really good in my internship? Message me if you want to start a Young Americans for Liberty chapter on your college campus.
11:50 am • 26 September 2014 • 5 notes
“As many critics have pointed out, terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic. Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.”
Director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan, General William Odom (via priceofliberty)
to say the least…
7:53 pm • 22 September 2014 • 463 notes
foil-licker said: Where'd you get that shirt? Is there a link where to buy?
Bought it at a booth at LPAC. Didn’t catch the name of the organization, sorry.
1:00 am • 21 September 2014 • 1 note
Look at this badass shirt I bought at LPAC.
10:07 pm • 20 September 2014 • 80 notes
Government poisons bootlegger alcohol during prohibition, killing people in the process.
OK but consider the following:
1) regulation (explicitly over regulation to the point of a ban) is what led to people producing tainted alcohol (bathtub cocktails made with turpentine). Government rule assured that nobody could be held liable for their product without jail time.
2) The FDA allows countless items in food. Meanwhile, private entities hold much higher standards which companies strive to meet in order to carry that title. Kosher is the first that comes to mind. There are also several companies that do this quite well, and are held liable for their mistakes unlike the FDA.
3) You’re wishing harm upon someone for simply holding differing political views
"The bartender serves them tainted alcohol because there are no regulations. They die."
And then their estates sue the establishment for negligence, shutting the bar down, forever tarnishing the name and character of those involved, and getting compensated under common law.
Ignorant leftists call on the same government to regulate alcohol less than a century later.
2:34 pm • 17 September 2014 • 1,962 notes
The USA is in the company of China, Iran, North Korea, and Yemen as one of the five countries responsible annually for the overwhelming majority of all known executions in the world.
some people are deciding it’s a good idea to rid the world of murders, rapists, and child molesters. I guess that totally justifies the beheading of the innocent.
In other words “killing people is wrong and we teach them this by killing them.” The conservative line of reasoning is that government is wasteful and inefficient except when it comes to dealing “justice” in the form of killing people. Nothing says limited government like state sanctioned murder.
7:00 pm • 16 September 2014 • 778 notes