Author Archives: Stephen VanDyke

MUSIC: Ultravox – Fear in the Western World

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Ron Paul: still the biggest pain in the establishment's ass
Young libertarians aim to be players in 2014 elections…
YAL: “Our hope is to raise between $10,000 and $50,000 per candidate.”

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HATE SITE: Whitehouse.gov petition to deport Justin Bieber second-highest ever…

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CNN’s Piers Morgan shooting himself in the foot?
FLASHBACK: Jeremy Clarkson winning the ratings and twitter fued…

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BUSINESS SAVVY: Girl scout sells more cookies than normal outside cannabis dispensary…
TAX HIGH: Colorado recreational pot tax revenue exceeding hopes…

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STUDY: Uninsured patients get better care than insured…

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$1.2 trillion student loan bubble “ready to pop” as delinquency rates spiral…

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ARMED AND READY: Cabela’s gun sales drop 10% in Q4…
2013 highest year for background checks, ever…
Connecticut gun owners ignore registration deadline…
“I honestly thought from my own standpoint that the vast majority would register. If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don’t follow them, then you have a real problem.”

Detroit police chief: Legal gun owners can deter crime…
LOW TECH POLS: Colorado GOP Gov. candidate gives away AR-15…

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SHOCK: 71% regret voting for Obama re-election, Romney still fails to inspire…
“Sub Par Obama” street art blankets Santa Monica…

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America unravels at an increasingly dizzying pace…
“While appalled Republicans sat on their hands, Democrats stood up and shouted like equatorial, rubber-stamp parliamentarians: ‘Hooray! We are irrelevant!'”

FLASHBACK: Obama mocks tea partiers: “you should be thanking me” for cutting taxes…

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Colorado Health-Exchange Director Indicted for Fraud, Theft…

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Pentagon declares ‘professional’ war on independent military newspapers…
Canadian rock band Skinny Puppy bills Pentagon for Guantanamo royalties…

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L.A. IRONY: Dumb people line up for “Dumb Starbucks” coffee…
REVIEW: ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ shines in third season…

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Off the Grid: Jesse Ventura announces new show where he hides (poorly) from American drones…
VIDEO…

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PROHIBITION WHIMPER: 20 states pushing for cannabis legalization in 2014…
Lawmakers push for eased banking regulations…

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Phones, Browsers, and Search Engines Get a Privacy Overhaul…

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NBC refers to decades of Soviet communism as ‘pivotal experiment’…
INFALLIBILITY COMPLEX: Broken Olympic opening rings were dubbed over by producers in “open secret” change to reality…
American snowboarder takes first gold medal…

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January 2014 Hammer of Truth sticker numbers

** Okay, so the period of unashamed sticker pimping is over. But not before the stats. **

In January we gave away a grand total of… 74 stickers.

Yes, yes, I know it’s starting to push it with the sticker posts here at Hammer of Truth, but after this I assure you it will be the last one (from me) for a while.

Thanks in order:

  • Thanks to all the local folks who are rocking them on their dogs and cars and skis and computers and office cubicles and stuff.
  • Thanks to the Robin Hood of Colorado Springs. We’ve already heard one political rapper on the scene and it was thrilling to hear libertarian lyrics live while being able to point to a HoT sticker.
  • Thanks to Geovanni Machado of Machado Customs in Colorado Springs for giving us a deal so fantastic we could swing a whole bunch of free ones for any and all who ask.
  • Thanks to Ginsburg for single-handedly stickering 28 people in one night.
  • There’s probably more, but this isn’t a fucking awards show…

For my part, in addition to boasting our over 12 years of quality libertarian prose and doing programming on the back-end, I’m still the primary provider of what interesting news I can find from the confines of a 9 to 5er (well, a 10 to 6er, it’s a flexible gig as a pollster programmer). I have already noticed an uptick in 2014 as the elections begin to really wind up and fire up new libertarians fill our ranks here and everywhere else online.

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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals…

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Rand Paul demands Dems return money raised by ‘sexual predator’ Bill Clinton…
David Axelrod wants Democratic donors to stop donating to Hillary Clinton’s team…

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Poll: More Americans ‘Can’t Live Without’ Laptops, Smartphones Than Sex…

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FIGHT CLUB: George Zimmerman to face DMX in ‘€˜celebrity’€™ boxing match… (ed: anyone who thinks this is a good idea, I’d be willing to box them)

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Libertarian wing of GOP gains strength in Congress…
GOP embracing limited government, civil liberties-conscious platform may not be genuine…
CO: LP/GOP unified in repealing flawed election law…

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