What is this Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency thing you’ve been hearing about? Find out here. What’s in the News with stories on death row, Free State Project crypto news, gun registry, taxation is theft, government cereal regulations, and Starbucks barred from closing stores. Also, a Herding Cats segment on Liberty Forum with a discount code for you, and a Statists Gonna State segment on a charity frozen by the government. This episode is brought to you by Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom, helping you to become a smarter and more informed libertarian than ever before, for just 24 cents a day. 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

Bitcoin is in the news big time right now thanks to its meteoric rise over the last couple of months. But, if you’ve been listening to this show for any amount of time, you know I’ve been recommending buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies essentially since the genesis of this show three years ago. The week I started this show, Bitcoin was at $280 per coin. Now it is sitting at nearly $16,000 per coin. This is over a 5600% increase in price in three years. And the highs we’ve seen very recently are even higher than that. And now, since it’s big news all of a sudden, you have some libertarian podcasters acting like they know some shit about it and telling you what cryptocurrencies to buy. These same podcasters have made fun of cryptocurrencies in the past and have never owned a single cryptocurrency until this month. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. I think my crypto-cred is pretty solid. I’ve been telling you to invest for three years and I’ve been an investor, and more importantly a user, of cryptocurrencies for many years. Here in New Hampshire, crypto actually has utility in my everyday life, as you’ll hear more about in the What’s in the News segment later in the show. Hell, even my kids have crypto wallets where they accept crypto for their small businesses. 

I know many of my listeners are already on the crypto train, and I appreciate that. I’ve had dozens of you use my Coinbase affiliate link to get started in crypto and get a free $10 in Bitcoin for both of us. That link is at thelavaflow.com/coinbase if you’re interested. Once you buy $100 in crypto through that link, we both get free money. Pretty cool.

I also know that I have a lot of listeners who still aren’t’ into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin yet. Well, like I have said for a long time, the best time to get into Bitcoin was in 2009. The second best time is NOW. This segment will help you with that, I hope. And, I’m more than willing to help anyone out who may have questions or need help with this if you’re stuck.

Also, make sure to go to thelavaflow.com/savings to check out Heleum today.

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In the state is deadly news, an Ohio man who became the third U.S. death row inmate in seven decades to survive his own execution filed a new appeal for mercy, arguing that Ohio’s lethal injection protocol constitutes cruel and unusual punishment because one of its drugs may not work properly.

In Free State Project crypto news, Bitcoin.com put out an article detailing six of the world’s most Bitcoin-friendly neighborhoods. Number one on the list, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the home of the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe opened and run by two friends of mine, Derrick J. Freeman and Steven Zeiler.

In why we don’t want a gun registry news, Hawaii is one of 29 states that allow medical use of marijuana, but it is the only state that requires registration of all firearms. Now, they are using both of these laws to disarm patients who use medical marijuana for their illnesses.  

In the tentacled arms of the IRS news, Meghan Markle May Become a Princess by Marrying Prince Harry, but the IRS Will Want Its Share of the Royal Jewels.

In ridiculous government rules news, Kellogg’s has been accused of a “weasly” attempt to get around child obesity sugar rules after re-branding Frosties as an adult cereal to avoid the nanny state telling it how much sugar to use in its products.

In the government owns your business news, an Indiana judge has taken an unusual step and temporarily barred Starbucks from closing 77 failing Teavana stores in Simon Property Group malls because the real estate giant was less able to handle the financial pain.

HERDING CATS

Boy, do I have some news for you about Liberty Forum this year! First of all, I’ve been asked to moderate two panels of podcasters at Liberty Forum. The first panel will be Jack Spirko from The Survival Podcast, Vin Armani from the Vin Armani show, and Lou Perez from the Unsafe Space podcast. All three of these guys are dynamic podcasters who bring a lot to the table and I expect this to be an amazing panel. 

The second panel I’mm be moderating will be a New Hampshire media panel with New Hampshire podcasters Brian Sovryn from Sovryn Tech, Stephanie Murphy from Sex and Science Hour, Brett Venoitte from School Sucks Podcast, and Tom Hudson from the UpRev Ninja podcast

And, I have a coupon code you can use to save 10% off of your tickets! If you use the code “lava10” at checkout, you will get that 10% off automatically. So, go to nhlibertyforum.com today and use coupon code “lava10” to save 10%!

STATISTS GONNA STATE 

Never, ever expect the government to give a good goddamn about you trying to help others, as a Maryland church found out after they were fined $12,000 for providing shelter to homeless individuals living in the community.