Phone bill of doom!

22 July 2009 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in diary | 7 Comments »

My interactions with people at the Liberty Camps in Slovakia and Poland a few weeks ago led to a massive “awakening” experience within me, which is still going on and bearing fruit daily. I’m becoming free by severing my own chains, where previously I was mostly griping about the chains themselves.

This (re)awakening created a huge excitement in me, which needed to be shared immediately. So, I started calling close friends and having long telephone conversations. Some of those friends are in the US and the UK. I really wasn’t paying attention to where I was calling or for how long.

So, the downside fruit: my mobile phone bill for the last billing period is for €528.86. Argh!

Can ya help me out with that? Donations welcome via the ChipIn widget or via “support” above. The US$699 number represents the amount over and above my usual ~€30 monthly bill.

The full bill is available in PDF form here, in Slovak: T-Mobile bill of doom

And when you’re done responding to my own rather trivial blegging, Anarcho-Professor Roderick Long is in need of serious mutual aid, due to the tax man robbing him.

  1. 7 Responses to “Phone bill of doom!”

  2. By Roger Young on 22 July 2009

    Please let this be clear beforehand that this question comes from an admirer and ally-

    You want to “live free” but not take personal responsibility for your actions?

    I think this sets a dangerous precedent- that when you make a costly mistake you should hope that friends will voluntarily bail you out. It would be different if you were in an accident and needed help with medical bills- but this is an even that was entirely preventable.

    Again, I ask these questions in the spirit of love and encouragement, not to scold.

  3. By Mike Gogulski on 22 July 2009


    I don’t think I’ve attempted here to absolve myself of personal responsibility. I’ve merely asked for assistance.


  4. By Pulp Liberty on 22 July 2009

    Maybe you can get a government bailout.

  5. By Anthony Martin on 24 July 2009

    Roger, I completely fail to see how it’s a dangerous precedent to ask for help from friends. If anything, it’s refreshing. I know people who can ask for assistance from family/friends who don’t because the state is already there to “help” them.

    If more people would swallow their pride and just ask for help, we would be able to show how totally irrelevant state assistance is.

  6. By Justus Maximilian v. Hoppenstedt on 31 July 2009

    This is pathetic. The so-called Mr. nostate is not able to have control over his phone bill. I have one golden rule for myself: don’t use the mobile when your drunk. Adaptping that one may prevent further needs for bailouts.

  7. By Mike Gogulski on 31 July 2009

    I never use my mobile while you’re drunk. Thanks for stopping by, though.

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