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“The Unholy City” — a discussion, with profuse quotations from the text — of a mostly forgotten short novel from the 1930s that should interest contemporary libertarians.

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  • Curious as to everyone’s favorite charity? Personally, I prefer to support organizations that don’t ask the government for money (as I’m sure most on this site would agree). Any charities out there that you’ve researched that are worth the money?

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  • I only just joined Liberty.me and in order to populate my friends list, I have sent friend requests to all my fellow Canadians in the group, The Canadians. I live in Abbotsford, BC and am particularly interested in contacting fellow British Columbians, maybe to get a discussion group started or organize social get togethers in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.

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  • I find it odd that the Libertarian candidates never touch base on this issue in their campaigns. I want all anarchists, Libertarians, Anarcho-Capitalists, ect too answer.   The photo below shows the “Great Society” leader, and the other who was accused of being a Communist insurgent shaking hands over the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I guess this photograph sums-up on what version of history one will refuse to accept, and the other which will be accepted as the “norm.”  

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  • I’m a long time supporter of Bitcoin. I’d like to share with you my interest in Bitcoin and my own humble answer to the question: How can I make my interests align also in a way that raises awareness to how captivating Bitcoin is?   I first became interested in Bitcoin several years ago. Like most people, I was dismissive at first, admittedly due to my own ignorance of how fascinating the technology is. I remember saying something like, “I was sure I’d lose my shirt at $1, $4 is outrageous!” At the time I was comparing it to more traditional investments and just did not understand Bitcoin’s niche. But with a growing interest and much like other posts that I’ve found on sites like this and reddit, I eventually became consumed with reading as much as I could on the topic. Maybe I’m just a slow reader but I’m still wondering where that year went…   Then 2013 came around. I watched my modest investment grow upwards at a pace that still takes my breath away. Not one to outfox the market though, I’m still holding strong! My wife can attest to the fact that I am a hardheaded man so I set my mind to sticking it out with Bitcoin and that’s just what I’ve done. I’m still a believer in the long-term potential of the block chain and the rarity of a “Bitcoin” and I’m so excited to see what its future holds.   At the beginning of 2014 and in the midst of a declining Bitcoin price, I decided that I was done with landscaping. After 15 years in the industry, I sold my business. I realized that life is too short to spend it doing something that I didn’t want to do.   This was a great time! The first six months of 2014 were even better than the energy at the NABC in Miami that January (where I first met Jeffery Tucker and heard about the (then) upcoming launch of bastiatinstitute.org). I have three young kids and I had previously been too worn out from landscaping to fully enjoy my time with them. Those first six months of not working for the first time in my adult life were amazing. I got out my old Legos and we’re still building anything and everything that we can think of. That time has helped me create a bond with my children and my wife that I doubt I would have had if it weren’t for my earlier success with Bitcoin.   During the last half of 2014, I felt like it was time to figure out what to do with the rest of my professional life. I’m an avid reader of all genres but I’d always wanted to write an action thriller. So I put my creativity to work and created a fictitious character that was transformed by the Boston Marathon bombings. Then I wrote a full-length modern thriller based around the character and the event.   I knew when I set out to write that I wanted to include Bitcoin as an element of the plot. A part of me felt like I had thanks to give but another part felt like the technology is so fascinating that I must share it. I wanted to simultaneously raise awareness of Bitcoin and demonstrate the (arguably) libertarian principles behind it but I wanted to do so in a way that the reader didn’t even know what had happened. One minute all the reader knew of Bitcoin was CNN sound bites. Then suddenly, they were in the middle of a novel and had the basics simply yet thoroughly explained. Have I hit the mark? I’ve done my best but I’ll leave that up to any readers to decide. In the meantime, I’ve written two more novels that are a fantastically fun ride through the thriller genre! The only thing that excites me more (professionally) than writing is getting the positive feedback that many readers have shared with me! Writing is a ton of fun and it is my goal for every page that I write to reflect that.   The last few words that I’ll leave in this post, I will do so by honoring the spirit that Satoshi Nakamoto put into Bitcoin. If you find my work interesting, I’d be delighted if you look into it. If it’s not your kind of thing, then that’s OK too.   Thanks for taking some time out of your day to read how Bitcoin has impacted my life and about all of the fun that I am having while writing!   Best, -Nate Hawk   Relentless Pursuit Book Trailer: www.tinyurl.com/qxn3kvq Amazon Author Page: www.tinyurl.com/pwwmdlg (NateHawk.com)

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