Archive for the 'War on Drugs' Category

Felony Friday 077 - David Borden Leads the Fight to End Drug Prohibition Worldwide

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday David Borden joins host John Odermatt to discuss his long fight to put an end to the global war on drugs. David is founder and executive director of StoptheDrugWar.org. David played the leading role in pioneering the use of the Internet for education and organizing in drug policy reform after founding DRCNet in 1993.

Borden earned a degree with honors in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University in 1988, and completed a Master of Music in Jazz Composition from New England Conservatory in 1990.

StoptheDrugWar.org works to end to drug prohibition worldwide, and an end to the "drug war" in its current form. The organization believes that much of the harm commonly attributed to "drugs" is really the result of placing drugs in a criminal environment AND that the global drug war has fueled violence, civil instability, and a public health crises; and that the current policies toward drugs are unjust.

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299. Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor feat. Rodger Paxton and Chris Spangle!

Monday, June 12th, 2017
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In today's 299th edition of the Lions of Liberty podcast, host Marc Clair convenes another session of America's favorite alcohol-fueled libertarian podcast segment, "Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!"  In addition to Felony Friday host John Odermatt, Marc is joined by special guests Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow podcast and Chris Spangle of We Are Libertarians! The crew start off debating whether anyone should care about the Comey hearings - or national politics at all for that matter. They then answer some "Letters of Liberty" from fans of the show!

What will it take for Marc to leave California? Should it be a crime to leave an injured person to die? Who are their favorite and least favorite "celebritarians", and does Gary Johnson count as one?

Get answers to these hard-hitting questions and more answered in today's show, so pull up your favorite chair, grab a drink, and join us in the Liberty Living Room!

Felony Friday 075 - Neil Woods: UK Undercover Cop Turned Anti-Drug War Crusader

Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday Neil Woods joins host John Odermatt. Neil is a former Undercover Drugs Detective Sergeant and is the Chairman of LEAP UK (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition United Kingdom.) For 14 years, Neil Woods risked his life as a drug squad police officer posing undercover as a heroin and crack addict. Over the years Neil came to realize that his work and drug prohibition as a whole, actually made the drug trade more dangerous. So now he works as an activist with LEAP UK to put end to drug prohibition in the United Kingdom.

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Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

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Felony Friday 074 – Randall Lord’s Story: Bitcoin Trader Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday Randall Lord joins host John Odermatt. This is a heartbreaking interview, because Randall was just sentenced to 46 months in prison for buying and selling Bitcoins without a license. His son, Michael Aaron Lord, was sentenced to 106 months in prison after pleading guilty to running an unlawful money business and a narcotics distribution conspiracy charge. Randall is scheduled to begin serving time in July. A member of the Lions of Liberty Forum brought Randall's case to our attention and upon learning of the gross injustice Randall was suffering.

Randall is a long time libertarian activist. He's run for office multiple times and he would have run again if this legal trouble had not intervened in his life. He needs support in this difficult time. Towards the end of the show John and Randall discuss the uncertainty surrounding what will happen to his house, because the Feds might seize it using civil asset forfeiture laws. This case has turned this family's life upside down, so please share this episode and share Randall's story with your friends. We live in a very unjust world and people need to be reminded of that.

You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive!

Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App

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Electric Libertyland Ep 22: Tomasz Kaye, Creator of “George Ought to Help”

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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In this week's Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams brings in Tomasz Kaye, aka BitButter on YouTube, and creator of the popular libertarian animations "George Ought to Help," "How Government Caused the Healthcare Crisis" and many others. Additionally, Tomasz has created the website exploreistaxationtheft.com.

Before Tomasz joins the show, Brian hits upon a tragic tale of the DEA murdering innocent Hondurans and then lying about it, the Portland stabbing deaths and PDX's Mayor calling for a hiatus on free speech, the "Pissing Pug" and Roger Moore. Once Tomasz joins the fun, they discuss his videos, religion, the state of liberty in the Netherlands and Trump's statements about NATO.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

Felony Friday 072 - Could Lowering the Drinking Age Save Lives?

Friday, May 19th, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by Lions of Liberty legal counsel "Rico." John and Rico discuss some felonies trending in the news and play "Is this a Crime and Should they Do Time?"

Links to today's topics:

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Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App

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Electric Libertyland Ep 20: 11th Circuit Court Sets A No Good, Very Bad Precedent

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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On today's Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams welcomes in his brother-in-law, legal mind and conservative Democrat, Steven Betz. Brian and Steven discuss Social Justice Warriors for a bit before diving into a ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that refused to set precedent for removing immunity from a police officer. In this case, the officer banged on the man's door at 1:30am, neglected to identify himself as an officer and then shot and killed a man in "self defense" after seeing he had a gun, even though it was pointed downwards.  

Following the Circuit Court discussion, Jeff Sessions ramping the War on Drugs up again is discussed, as well as a bit of talk about James Comey's firing. 

Show notes at Lions of Liberty 

295. Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor : Extra Spicy Edition

Monday, May 15th, 2017
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In today's episode, host Marc Clair convenes another edition of "Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor", and adds some extra spice to show by bringing in special guests Johnny "Rocket" Adams of the Johnny Rocket Launch Pad and Remso Martinez of the Remso Republic, along with Lions of Liberty stalwart John Odermatt of "Felony Friday" fame. The crew tosses back a few adult beverages and riff on topics such as: 

- Who are some of their favorite guests they've had on their respective podcasts so far in 2017?

- Their thoughts on the controversial statements of Libertarian Party Vice Chairman Arvin Vohra regarding the U.S. military. 

- Libertarian gossip involving some friends of the show. 

So grab a drink, kick your legs up and hang out in the Liberty Living Room wth us!

For show notes head to LionsOfLiberty.com/295

Felony Friday 071 - Raeford Davis: Police Officer Turned Anarcho-Capitalist

Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday Raeford Davis joins host John Odermatt to discuss the current state of policing in the US and the debilitating impact of the War on Drugs. Raeford served the City of North Charleston police department for six years, including four years as a patrol officer and two as a special victims unit detective. During the time that Raeford was an officer in North Charleston, the city was ranked the 8th most dangerous city in America. Prior to becoming a police officer, Raeford served in the United States Coast Guard.

Raeford has a BS in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University. Since leaving law enforcement Raeford has become an outspoken advocate for police reform and for the ideas of liberty. He's a member of LEAP, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.) LEAP has a new name, but is working towards the same goal, drug reform and criminal justice reform. Raeford previously appeared on the Lions of Liberty podcast on Episode 73 with host Marc Clair.

You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive!

Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App

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294. Dr. Elaina George: Fixing Healthcare by Ending “Big Medicine”

Monday, May 8th, 2017
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In today's episode, host Marc Clair is joined by Dr Elaina George, a board certified otolaryngologist and author of the book "Big Medicine: The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild a Better System". 

In the show you'll hear Marc and Dr. George discuss:

  • Why Dr. George became a doctor, and why she very quickly began to see the delitiriuos effects of government regulation on the medical industry. 
  • How Obamacare picked winners and losers, why the doctors and patients became "losers" under the bill, and just who became the "winners?"
  • What sort of health care reform does Dr. George recommend for the patient that is the U.S. health care industry?
  • Plus! Marc answers a couple "Letters of Liberty" from fans of the show!

For show notes head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/294


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