2018 Cheshire County Candidate Forum Speech : Ian Freeman

November 3rd, 2018 - 1:58am by FTL_Ian in

I was recently honored by the Walpole Grange in that they invited me (and the other local libertarians running for office) to their candidate forum event. I was given six minutes to speak about my campaign, where I struck at the root against the entire idea after the state after covering the drug war, voluntarizing taxation, and secession in four minutes. Later, I was given two more minutes to speak regarding the gubernatorial campaign of Jilletta Jarvis . Here’s the video :

You can learn more about my campaign here .

Live shows resume Monday night! :: New Affiliates!

October 29th, 2018 - 12:33am by FTL_Admin in

As you probably know, Mark and I have been broadcasting this weekend from the Texas Bitcoin Conference . As always, it's been an excellent event. If you missed it, grab the weekend episodes and tune into Monday's show for even more interviews from the conference. Our live shows will resume midway through the show on Monday night. I'll be flying back and Mark will be taking a train, leaving Monday.

Also, last week we welcomed new affiliates WMCD-FM in Statesboro, GA, KORN-AM in Mitchell, SD, and a two station simulcast on FM and HD in Las Cruces, NM. Get full details at our affiliates list here .

If you like what we do, please take a moment to support FTL via the AMP program for just $5 (or BTC) per month. It's the best way to help us spread the ideas of liberty, crypto, and peace - and you'll get some cool perks too. Join at...

NH is Cryptocurrency Mecca : Panel Discussion

October 21st, 2018 - 3:07pm by FTL_Ian in

Earlier this month, the 2nd annual Free State Blockchain Digital Assets Conference took place in Portsmouth. The event was a success, intimate and informative. In addition to broadcasting my radio show, Free Talk Live from the event , I was also given the privilege of moderating a very important panel which we called “ NH is Crypto Mecca “.

Any Bitcoin conference can have big names in the industry come speak, but only this conference could have this panel. As longtime readers here know, New Hampshire is a special place due to our global lead in real-life cryptocurrency acceptance. The reason is because of the concentration of libertarian crypto activists we have here that are doing the boots-on-the-ground work to make amazing thing happen here, thanks to the ongoing NH Freedom...

New Affiliate in GA :: Twitch Channel Close to 500 Followers!

October 20th, 2018 - 4:46pm by FTL_Admin in

Free Talk Live welcomes WMCD-FM, a massive 25,000 watt station that covers the Statesboro, GA area. They are airing us weekdays 9pm-Mid. For details and our full list of over 190 radio affiliates, see our affiliates page here .

Thanks to everyone who has followed our Twitch channel , we're now approaching 500 followers! The count at the time I'm writing this is 494. If you haven't checked out the LRN.FM Twich channel , you can watch the show live or grab the most recent couple of weeks of archived shows, including other great LRN.FM shows like Call to Freedom and Questioning Authority. Please give us a follow and share the link with your libertarian (and non libertarian friends).

If you have Amazon Prime, you can help LRN.FM by assigning your one free Twitch subscription per month to us. First...

Helping the Developmentally Disabled: Why Libertarian Solutions are the Most Compassionate

October 18th, 2018 - 11:33pm by FTL_Ian in
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Monadnock Developmental Services Logo

Yesterday evening I was invited along with other Libertarian candidates Darryl W Perry and Jilletta Jarvis to Monadnock Developmental Services for a presentation to political candidates about the frustrations that families with children who have developmental disabilities have with state “assistance” programs. Multiple family members presented their difficult stories to a couple dozen state reps and candidates for office.

I didn’t feel like I was asked there to comment, so I was there just to listen. However...

Keene Sentinel Reports on Libertarian Candidates: Freeman, Jarvis, DiMezzo

October 15th, 2018 - 1:45am by FTL_Ian in

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the editorial board of the Keene Sentinel. We covered a variety of issues that I was able to speak on from a principled voluntarist perspective. It was a very good interview and in addition to a lengthy article about it , they also posted the full hour-long video to their youtube :

However, I’m not the only one they interviewed. They first sat down with Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Jilletta Jarvis . Here’s their video of Jilletta’s interview and...

Discord Reorganization & Improvements + Ian on RT America

October 14th, 2018 - 2:04pm by FTL_Admin in

The LRN.FM DIscord is now better than ever! I've simplified the chat rooms by eliminating the show-specific rooms and replacing them with "on-air-now", which is now the default room for all new users to land when joining the server. This should make the experience more welcoming for new people, and less confusing for people who want to find the chat for whatever's live. I'd noticed people wouldn't necessarily move their conversations to a new room when a different show came on, so let's just keep all on-air discussion in one place, rather than breaking it up into multiple rooms.

Of course, many of our show hosts are partipants on the LRN.FM Discord , so in order to give them a way to reach you without having chat distract from their statements, there's now a host-announcements room where only LRN.FM hosts can post stuff they want you to know.

Also, if you missed my appearance on RT America on...

My Appearance on RT America Friday to Comment on Facebook’s Takedown of Hundreds of Pages

October 14th, 2018 - 12:48pm by FTL_Ian in

RT America contacted me Friday and asked for a quick comment on behalf of Cop Block regarding this week’s mass page takedown by Facebook. The takedown affected the facebook pages of major police accountability and pro-liberty sites including the Free Thought Project, the Anti-Media, Cop Block and others. I explained that Facebook is their property and they can do as they wish with it. Police accountability activists and other libertarians should be building alternative platforms rather than relying on those provided by political corporate behemoths like Facebook and Twitter. Here’s the segment that aired on RT America yesterday :

The good news is, such a platform already exists in the form of Mastodon, which is a decentralized, federated competitor to Twitter. Unlike Facebook and Twitter which are centralized...

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