In this episode of Speaking Freely, we discuss some local news, the recent Nuclear incident in North Korea, political correctness at college campuses, and Sen Corker’s comments on war authorization. Justin Cornett, Knoxville Region Coordinator for the TN Libertarian Party, joins us to discuss the headlines.

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Alex Shaw is the libertarian host of The Classical Liberal podcast. Always surrounded with politics, Alex has always been searching for a way to help his fellow Americans. From the political philosophy of Classical Liberalism, he hopes to inspire, promote freedom, political equality, limited government, the free market, and a faith in reason and progress. He currently holds a degree from Marion Military Institution and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.


  • I’m a computer science major (payed for by the GI bill, the only thing I got out of the military) and in my second year. In two years I have only taken a grand total of 3 CS (Computer Science) classes. What I have taken is a lot of Gen. Ed., learn to love the country classes like American Government, American Literature, American History, etc.. I see a lot of computer companies (both development and design) that pay no mind to degrees. They want to see portfolios, freelance work, internships, GitHub profiles, things of that sort. But I’m not getting that out of college. What I have got is a partial structure, an understanding of what I need to learn that you won’t find on the hundreds of websites out there that purport to “teach programming”. (They don’t.)  However, it’s very slow going and doing small programs to prove concepts isn’t impressive to employers. I have plans for a site that takes teaching programming seriously and goes far beyond the throwaways like Codecademy and (ick) “The New Boston”.  The problem is the cost and time. (Most of my time is currently dedicated to keeping up with calculus.) I was actually in talks with a design company for stage one development that might give me a jumping point so that I could start posting what curriculum I’ve written. No luck, in the end, they decided my budget was not good enough. =/ But I digress. Here’s what I’m getting at. Many people within the liberty movement have an interest in computers or have jobs related to them. (I’ve met many programmers and developers who subscribe to liberty.) Here’s the questions for your consideration: Did you attend a college or university? Did you get a degree or drop out? If not, do you feel like you could do better with a degree? If so, do you feel like it was a valuable use of your time and money? What would you say to someone who struggles to keep up with keeping their grades up and using what little free time they have to actually learn something? Note: This is my first post to, it’s not meant to be well structured, it’s just something for consideration and discussion. 🙂  

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  • With the emerge of Cryptocurrency the world Witness the beginning of The Digital revolution, It starts with the birth of First Virtual Currency, which Now worth more than any topmost currency in the world. With the extend in technological development results a new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom. Today there are more than 1500 Virtual Currencies are there and frequently alluded to as Altcoins. We believe in decentralised future, the potential of Blockchain and distributed ledgers to disrupt financial sectors, commercial processes or governmental structures seems boundless. With the widespread adoption of cryptocurrency in daily life, decentralization has become an integral part. TheCoinRepublic is a leading Bitcoin ,blockchain, cryptocurrency and altcoin News Provider aims to provide its readers with latest Cryptocurrency news and updates. A one-stop solution for information and news related to Cryptocurrency. TCR is the republic By the Coins, From the Coins, For the Coins. We are dedicated to bring impartial news, inside and out investigation on every news, cryptocurrency price analysis and updates and most insightful content for our readers. News Source: TheCoinRepublic

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  • This will be a general discussion to share tips and tricks to survive conventional Keynesian Economics Lessons in university.

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  • It is amazing to me.  When talking to socialists or fundamentalists, I expect to hear certainty.  I expect such people to affirm that they believe they have absolute omniscient knowledge of the truth.  On a discussion site for anarchists, I am surprised to hear that same kind of certainty.  How many are there here that look for exact formulations, orthodox anarchism (how is that possible), or PC anarchism?  How many are there who survey this web site looking for “errors”, who know everything there is to know and who want to make sure everyone else knows it?

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  • Dear tech-savvy friends, It is time for me to get a new laptop for my work life. I would love your input. I have had a Macbook and a Macbook Pro. They were both great. Should I just get yet another Apple product? The programs I use for my publishing work are not very demanding (nothing tougher than MS Word). I do need to be able to do solid videoconferencing. I do not need video games. I like long battery life so that I can work from wherever I like. I like reliability, but now that I can easily back things up in the cloud, I am less obsessed with avoiding crashes. I like relatively large screen size. I can shell out for another Apple product, but I wonder if I can get what I need from something more modest, like a Chromebook. Your expert advice would be much appreciated.

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