NH Governor Signs Bill Protecting Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency From Regulation!

June 7th, 2017 - 2:06pm by FTL_Ian in

Bitcoin NH License Plate

Now Protected in NH

On Friday, New Hampshire’s new governor Chris Sununu signed a bill, HB 436 , which makes NH the first state to explicitly protect cryptocurrency like Bitcoin from regulation!

This is a historic day and this move clearly positions New Hampshire as the most bitcoin-...

The Power of Cop Blocking With Large Numbers of People

June 6th, 2017 - 2:45pm by FTL_Ian in

Large Group Copblocks DUI Checkpoint in Manchester, NH

Large Group Copblocks DUI Checkpoint in Manchester, NH

As one of the original copblockers (badge #5), I’ve been in the streets a lot over the years. I’ve helped save people from harassment by the police on countless occasions, informed thousands of young people about their rights, and have been arrested several times.

There’s no doubt that a couple of dedicated copblockers can make an impact out there. I’ve seen that happen. However, have you ever hit the streets with a dozen people on your side?

I’d bet you haven’t. We just don’t have...

FTL Hosts Return from TALKERS Convention :: New AMP Badge on FTL Forum!

June 4th, 2017 - 6:58pm by FTL_Admin in

Mark and I got back this weekend from the TALKERS Magazine yearly convention in New York City. Thanks as always to those awesome listeners who AMP the show for as little as $5 a month for sending us there - it was our twelfth year attending! The pic is me, the Amazing Kreskin, and Mark.

Coming soon, we'll have some cool news about the AMP program! For now, I'm experimenting with a feature on the NEW Free Talk Live forum . The new, modern forum software we're running, Discourse, allows for groups to be created of forum users, complete with a graphical badge. Right now our FTL AMPlifiers qualify for the badge - so if you want one, please sign up for AMP (and get a bunch of other cool perks) for $5 a...

Announcing our Global Satellite Feed Patreon!

May 28th, 2017 - 5:19pm by FTL_Admin in

After a recent discussion with the AMPlifiers on the AMP-only facebook group about the budget for the program, it was determined that LRN.FM's international satellite feeds should be broken out into its own fundraiser and refocus the AMP program exclusively on Free Talk Live. If you think broadcasting the ideas of liberty to other countries 24/7 is a good project, please kick in at least $2 month and share our Patreon in places you feel appropriate.

Also, some of you wanted the opportunity to buy an autographed DVD copy of Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree. You can now do that with cryptocurrency here !

We'll be announcing some new iedas for the AMP program soon. If you want to support Free Talk Live's continued expansion in the United States, please join the AMP program for at little...

Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day + Makerspace, Golf Course, Jiu Jitsu Businesses Now Accepting Bitcoin in Keene!

May 25th, 2017 - 11:14pm by FTL_Ian in

On May 22nd of 2010, a computer programmer made the first recorded real-life bitcoin purchase – two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoin. Now, seven years later, 10,000 bitcoin is now worth about 25 million US dollars! To celebrate “Bitcoin Pizza Day”, eight Keene-area bitcoiners met up Monday afternoon at Little Zoe’s Take and Bake Pizza (Keene’s bitcoin-accepting pizzeria !) and ordered up several pizzas. We chatted with owner Ed Forster while he prepared the pizzas that we would later take to the Think Penguin headquarters, bake, and enjoy. Conversation included discussion of the recent meteoric rise in bitcoin price (over $2,200 per BTC on “Bitcoin Pizza Day” to now over $2,600 three days later as I write this)...

FTL Moves Up to #29 on TALKERS' "Heavy Hundred" :: AMP Update

May 23rd, 2017 - 2:40am by FTL_Admin in

Since 2010, we've been honored to have been included in TALKERS Magazine's "Heavy Hundred" , the yearly list of what they call the "most important radio talk show hosts in America". This year, we move up from #31 to #29. Thanks TALKERS and thank you, dear listener, for supporting and sharing Free Talk Live, and especially those of you who have contacted your local talk radio stations about Free Talk Live .

Of course we couldn't have grown as we have without our Free Talk Live AMPlifiers . Last week, I sent an email about the AMP program slowing dropping more members than it has gained each week. That resulted in a blast of signups from new and former AMPlifiers! Thank you! As a result of the outpouring of support, AMP has reversed direction and we are now at $2,975 per month. We also received some good suggestions and I...

AMP Drops Below $2,900; Can You Help?

May 15th, 2017 - 12:30am by FTL_Admin in

This isn't the kind of news I like to report, but the AMP program is slowly losing money and has been over the last several years. While we have a couple of hundred great supporters in the AMP program, over time some people have to drop off due to their life circumstances (losing a job, tightning budget, etc). That's to be expected. Unfortunately, most months, the number of AMPers we lose slightly outnumbers the number we gain through new signups. As a result, the AMP program is dying rather than thriving. We'd love to do more to Advertise, Market, and Promote Free Talk Live (and LRN.FM), but instead I have to look at what to cut.

Rather than cutting, I've been subsidizing the AMP program with other funds, so we can continue everything we're currently doing (like paying Darryl to do affiliate relations for the show, TALKERS magazine ads, and having industry representation by talk radio...

74% of NH Senate Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis & Governor Promises to Sign!

May 12th, 2017 - 2:53pm by FTL_Ian in


NH Senate Votes 17-6 for Decrim!

This time, it wasn’t even close. The senate of New Hampshire finally did the right thing after years of debate and failed votes. Yesterday, they voted overwhelmingly, 17-6 to decriminalize possession of up to 3/4ths of an ounce of cannabis and up to five grams of hashish! That...

Keene Democrat State Rep. Joseph Stallcop Flips to Libertarian, Making History!

May 11th, 2017 - 2:02am by FTL_Ian in

In February of this year, republican state representative from Pelham, Caleb Dyer became the only sitting state rep in the United States to join the Libertarian Party . Now, just three months later, New Hampshire is making libertarian political history again as Keene democrat representing Ward One, Joseph Stallcop, today announced at a press conference at Concord’s state house, that he is also flipping to Libertarian! Here’s the full press conference video :

Not only does New Hampshire now have more sitting state reps than the other 49 states combined, but Dyer and Stallcop, both 21 years old, are forming what is likely the youngest political caucus in the history of the United States....