Seasteading has made some bold moves by signing an agreement with French Polynesia, and they have a pretty aggressive timeline. You don’t want to miss hearing about this. What’s in the News with stories on everyone gets a trophy, forced solar panels, cop sex illegal, sports gambling, and Google employees protesting. Finally, and Ask Me Anything segment with questions on breaking laws to defend yourself, pollution in a voluntaryist society, and drug war intellectual honesty. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right. Also brought to you by NordVPN, the fastest, easiest to use service to protect your online presence that I’ve ever seen.

 

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

If you’ve listened to this show for any amount of time, you know I’m fascinated by projects that are happening to bring more freedom to people. Some of the best chances, as far as I can tell, are those that separate and congregate hose who believe in freedom. Clearly, at this point in my life, I believe that the Free State Project is the best such project out there, but there are many others that could give it a run for its money in the future. Whether it be Liberland, Free Society, seasteading, and more. 

But, one one of these came across my news desk a few days ago from CNBC that deserves a really close look if for no other reason that it has more legs than the rest. A floating Pacific island is in the works with its own government, cryptocurrency, and 300 houses. 

 

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In everyone gets a trophy news, a New Jersey high school is taking a new approach to cheerleading tryouts, and not all parents and cheerleaders are fans of the new policy. Under the new rules, everyone makes the squad or no one does.

In solar or else news, a state board in California has approved a proposal to require solar panels on all new homes beginning in 2020, a measure that would increase the cost of new construction but provide savings on utilities — and help the state meet ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In woe was me news, a new Kansas law makes it a crime for police to have sex with people they pull over for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations.

In one small step news, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

In some folks still have integrity news, around a dozen Google employees have quit over the company’s involvement in an artificial intelligence drone program for the Pentagon called Project Maven, Gizmodo reported.

 

ASK ME ANYTHING

It’s that time again, where I answer your burning questions!