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However, because the child's existence is the consequence of the parents' actions and because it is completely dependent on others for survival, I'll just say that the parents are obligated to provide for the child in order to avoid causing harm.

I would say that the parents have an obligation, but not that they have to provide for the child, but rather they need to assure that the child will be provided for.  I might even go a step further to say it's the obligation of all in contact with that child to make sure their needs are being met and rights upheld.

I second your sentiments, Freedom. I feel parents have a responsibility to ensure that the child IS cared for, not that they necessarily need to provide the care. This would allow for things like adoption and foster care. It takes a village to raise a child and every person that a child comes into contact with has an impression on their lives. I think that a non-violent community upholding the NAP would be the best society to raise a child in, and most members of that society would be happy to help provide resources for children.

Living FREEDOM! / Re: Child board suggestion: Surveillance State
« on: June 24, 2016, 12:21:41 PM »
Hey Freedom, I would be happy to expand on some of these topics. Unfortunately I may not be much help on the internet issues, such as search engines, secure email, VPN and browsers. I do have first hand experience in vehicle and GPS data as well as how law enforcement is obtaining and using that data for prosecution.

GPS devices:
Most stand alone GPS devices record what is called a track log, which is basically a breadcrumb trail of points and time. This can show a history of movement that the device has experienced. Track logs can cover months to years worth of data and most devices are retrievable through free and open source software. Very few devices have this data encrypted (TomTom is the only one currently).
The only real way to remove any data you have set is physical destruction of the memory chip within the device.
There are numerous smartphone apps that allow navigation through GPS these days. The Garmin app stores track log data on your device. Google uploads your location information to their servers. I would recommend that if you do not want your movements recorded and tracked you use a standalone GPS device that is not connected to your phone. This results in a reasonable amount of privacy as you cannot be easily tracked remotely, but you must be very protective of that device. Whenever someone has physical access to the device there is potential to quickly and discretely copy that data.

In vehicle navigation/infotainment systems:
Many cars now have Bluetooth communications, embedded telematics, GPS, cameras, microphones, WiFi and more. ALL of these systems store data from these different components. Since they are communication capable it is possible to transmit some of that data externally. The only way to erase data from a car is physical destruction of the memory chip. I have recovered units from vehicles involved in severe impacts and subsequent fire followed by a dousing and left in a tow yard to corrode for a couple months. I have pulled the memory chips from damaged boards, placed into a surrogate module and recovered all of the data.

Some examples of what is recorded in the car: Contact list, Call Logs, Text (SMS) messages including body of the text, GPS track logs, stored locations, Complete file list of any USB device plugged into the vehicle (will show what files, file type, size, creator and any other metadata available), Phone BT addresses, device IDs and more.

I highly recommend that if you use rental cars that you do not pair your phone or plug into a USB jack for charging. Use a cigarette lighter to DC jack to charge your devices.

Many Law Enforcement offices and the FBI know about this data and will do everything they can to obtain it. Your digital property is the same as your physical property, you must guard it closely. Do not consent to any searches, physical or digital. Do not turn over any devices to anyone. You do not have to give anyone your passcode to unlock a device. Passcode lock every device that you can, but know that a code won't stop someone with the right tools.

I hope I was able to answer some questions. If there is more you would like to know I would be happy to help!  -Dan

Living FREEDOM! / Re: Education ideas
« on: June 24, 2016, 11:40:28 AM »
Hey Ryan!, thank you for providing that information. As we explore different options its always helpful to hear from other parents on what has worked for them and what has not.

Right now we are in the stages of teaching by discovery. My Wife works at home and spends time teaching our son about the world in and around our neighborhood with water, dirt, animals, gardening and playing. He attends a Montesssori school 3 days each week to help with social interaction skills. His curiosity is astounding and we do our best to provide constructive playful activities to keep him growing and learning every day.

I can't imagine sending him off to a state run indoctrination camp, especially with the common core standards. In Florida our governor is trying to push common core standards even on to private schools. Do you see this same push in Texas?

Current Events / Re: Libertarian Town Hall
« on: June 24, 2016, 09:37:45 AM »
I watched it through youtube re-run last night. Unfortunately Gary Johnson did not take much of a stance on any issues. Most of his answers were "well, we are open for debate on this".

He had two big opportunities on audience questions:
1- Abortion, someone asked about Texas making it difficult for women to get legal abortions. He could have said something like: when a state creates regulations that limits people's rights it is the fed's job to step in and remove those restrictions to people's freedoms.
What he did say came across as very indecisive on the Fed's role.

2- Drugs. A mother had a difficult story about her son's issue with heroin, resulting in brain trauma and being 100% dependent on the parents. He said, we only want to legalize marijuana, then went on to discuss needle exchange programs in other areas.
What he could have done was use it as an opportunity to explain the stance on ending the disastrous drug prohibition. Moving the issue from criminal justice to public health would be a huge improvement to the current situation.

Weld seemed more decisive on certain issues.

I think the overall message they tried to express was a positive one, where they were reluctant to bash the D or R candidates. Hopefully some people were able to open their minds to some ideas and it may spur some further research into the libertarian party and principles

Living FREEDOM! / Re: Education ideas
« on: June 24, 2016, 08:42:21 AM »
Can you give some more information on that school? We have a son that is almost two and are researching alternative school options in our area. Thank you!

Florida / Re: Florida State Organization
« on: June 11, 2016, 04:22:32 PM »
Hey Adam, absolutely do. Dan Barshinger. I'm not on any social media (for work purposes), and if you find any traces anywhere please let me know so that I can get those removed as well. I have a basic LinkedIn profile. I am working on getting my Wife into the idea of Freedom, and she is the social media coordinator of the household.

I haven't been involved in any political movement or organization before, I always steered away from it due to the moral deficiencies of any of the main groups that I was aware of.

I hope to help in any way I can around here.

If there is one thing lawyers are good at its mental gymnastics.
Also, reading up on legal definitions can be quite enlightening.

My worry here is that this ruling goes to the Supreme Court and is upheld. Florida does not allow open carry and would not leave us with an option.

Florida / Re: Florida State Organization
« on: June 10, 2016, 06:21:47 PM »
Hey Adam, best way to reach me is email, [email protected].

I'm in West Palm Beach. The work weekdays I am pretty jammed up, but am mostly available on the weekends.

The Federal District Court of appeals, 9th Circuit has claimed that the second amendment does not protect the right to carry concealed.
This will have immediate affects in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
It seems California will be the worst off of those, as there is no open carry allowed.

In the radio broadcast the reporter indicated that the Supreme Court should address the issue, but will likely not until a 9th Justice is appointed. The claim for this was that it would be difficult to get a 5-3 majority on such a hot button issue.

Article posted on NPR:

As of posting there are 2124 comments on the article, which can make for an interesting read.

Florida / Re: Florida State Organization
« on: June 10, 2016, 07:31:24 AM »
Hey Rich, are you located in Orlando?
Looked up your Pitbull Tactical site.

I wouldn't mind stepping up for Palm Beach County coordinator until someone else wants to do it.
Also, I will be geographically in between two stops on the Freedom Tour - Miami and Orlando.
I would be happy to get a group ride together from my area either to Orlando or Miami.

Living FREEDOM! / Child board suggestion: Surveillance State
« on: June 09, 2016, 11:35:15 AM »
Would be a great place to inform others on ways that the State is spying on us.

I have a couple topics I would like to start under this sub-heading that I deal with in my work on a daily basis:
Vehicle Event Data Recorders: what is the "Black Box" in your car? What does it record? Who owns that data? Who has access to that data?
GPS devices, track logs and how to disable them.
Vehicle Infotainment systems: Manufacturers are installing a device that has microphones, video cameras, GPS, BT, WiFi, embedded telematics (cellular phone), and memory capacities of 80 GB or more. What is there now and what is coming?
Insurance and your requirement to assist in investigations.

My Mechanical Engineering work is in the field of Forensics, 80% of it involving motor vehicle crashes. I have some very intimate knowledge of these systems and others that I feel would be of value for people on the forums to at least be aware of.

Knowledge is power.

If you are into punk here are some from the early 90's through late 2000's
The entire Anti-Flag catalog comes to mind. (Police story, die for your government, police state in the USA; all stand out off the top of my head)
Propagandhi has some good tunes as well.

There's also plenty of Freedom minded bands in the Irish-punk and Irish-folk scenes.

Living FREEDOM! / Re: Got any advice for living the dream life?
« on: June 08, 2016, 09:39:15 PM »
Taylor, I would like to echo some of the comments from Matt and SlowPoke.
I too am in a 55+ hour per week job, no time off, small child and marriage commitments. I wish I had learned these ideas sooner, but here I am now. Take a look at what you have, where your skills lie and make a plan to move forward in the best way possible. Be patient with your spouse and family.
As you make positive changes in your own life you will see more changes around you. One day we will be living the dream life!

Living FREEDOM! / Re: Nonviolent Communication
« on: June 08, 2016, 09:31:08 PM »
The one time I got caught on camera using this technique directly in a confrontation, it got almost 300k views:
Would-be bully gets #KOKESHED (nonviolent communication in action)

This is the video that brought me here.
Thank you! I cannot say it enough.

I think family is the perfect place to start. Family tends to be cooperative enough to actually listen to each other. Once you have opened one person's mind then you have someone on your team.
My short term goals are to get my Brothers introduced to the idea. My Wife will take some time. My Dad (29 years as a law enforcement officer) may not ever accept the ideas, but at least I can try.

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