Are you a US Citizen?

January 23rd, 2016 - 1:58pm by FTL_Mark in

I just completed the trip of a lifetime. My wife, Laura, and son Jack and I traveled, by Prius Plug-In from New Hampshire to San Diego. It was a wonderful trip marred only by all-too-frequent Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints. At one point in our trip, we did cross into Mexico. We took a few pictures in front of the Border Wall. We then were visited by a CBP Agent. He was nice and was amused by me pointing out that the border protection measures were inconsistent. The border crossings were uneventful, other than the line to get back in was very long.

One expects bored, surly Customs Agents at the Border and ours was a step up from surly. What we were surprised by was all of the Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints *within* the US. We were hindered in our progress by paramilitary troops, in the Land of the Free, on 4 occasions. On one occasion, we were just waved through. In another, my wife was quizzed if everyone was a US citizen, she answered in the affirmative. I...

Major NH Newspapers Report on Impending Completion of Free State Project Goal

January 22nd, 2016 - 5:03pm by FTL_Ian in

Free State ProjectJust a couple of days ago, the Free State Project reached 97% of its goal of getting 20,000 liberty-loving people to sign its “Statement of Intent” , indicating their willingness to move to New Hampshire and get active for liberty, so long as 19,999 others were also willing to do so.

This month, three of the biggest newspapers in New Hampshire published pieces about the Free State Project nearing its goal:

Union Leader : “ Libertarian group Free State Project says it is...

Video of the Jury Nullification Panel @ Keenevention 2015

January 22nd, 2016 - 10:00am by FTL_Ian in

Jury Nullification Panel @ Keenevention 2015

The First Jury Nullification Panel @ Keenevention

NH Jury board member James Davis headed up Keenevention ‘s first-ever panel on some of 2015’s hottest activism – jury nullification . Nullification outreach really took off in 2015, spreading from Keene and Grafton to six other courthouses across the state.

Where do we go from here? Expert jury outreach panelists included Rich Paul of the...

Hundred Nights Homeless Shelter’s 5th Annual Masquerade Ball Happening March 19th!

January 21st, 2016 - 2:01pm by FTL_Ian in

Hundred Nights

For the fifth time, the Hundred Nights homeless shelter and resource center will be holding its annual Masquerade Ball fundraiser event and I’m excited to be able to sponsor it again on behalf of the Shire Free Church and Free Keene ! The event is happening March 19th at the Best Western Ballroom from 7:30pm to...

This Week's FTL News

January 20th, 2016 - 5:02pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Sunday's Episode to hear Ian and Darryl talk about the appeal that has now been filed by Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the Silk Road, and how Bitcoin has died, again.

Another one of our new Audio Promos: High Dolphins

FTL has a new affiliate: WENG 107.5 FM & 1530 AM from 9p-12a on Saturdays.

Ian made an appearence on Jared Goodell's show on WFEA, you can listen to that segment HERE .

Since the last FTL weekly newsletter The Free State Project has gone up another 2%, from 95% to 97% of its goal of getting 20,000 liberty loving individuals to make the...

Free State Project Launches “Early Movers” Video Series

January 17th, 2016 - 12:40pm by FTL_Ian in

In the excellent new video series focusing on Free State Project early movers, Jason Sorens , the founder of the project, explains a bit of the history of the project and what he’s doing now that he moved to New Hampshire two year ago:

The series, which will continue to be released on the FSP YouTube channel , kicked off with a piece on Shire Sharing founder and state representative Amanda Bouldin :

Free Keene’s Ian Appears on Jared Goodell’s Show on Manchester’s WFEA

January 15th, 2016 - 11:02pm by FTL_Ian in

Keene native Jared Goodell again had me on as a guest this week on his morning show in Manchester on WFEA 1370 & 99.9 . This time, we discussed the recent lawsuit by the NH ACLU against the City of Manchester regarding their arrests of panhandlers.

I told Jared that the City of Manchester will be losing the suit, as they have across the United States. I don’t like panhandling, but as long as we have the idea of public property, free speech must be respected, and that includes asking for money. However, the solution to panhandling is changing all public property to private property. Here’s the full interview :

Video of the Technology Panel @ Keenevention 2015

January 15th, 2016 - 8:32pm by FTL_Ian in

For this year’s Technology Panel, Sovryn Tech host Brian Sovryn returned as the only three-year panel host at Keenevention . His dedication to the tech world is unmatched, and thus, he triumphantly returned to the podium backed by a brilliant panel of technical wizards. Panelists included Bitcoiner Stephanie Murphy, Jeremy Kauffman of LBRY , NH2600 ‘s Steve Zemanek, Rebel Love Show host Robert Mathias, and Oracle programmer Denis Goddard. Here’s the full video :

Big thanks to our 2015 video sponsor – Roberts & Roberts Brokerage – when you’re serious about precious metals – they take bitcoin!

Stay tuned to the Keenevention blog ...

This Week's FTL News

January 14th, 2016 - 11:12am by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Tu es day's episode to hear Jonny Ray return to cohosting . Lots of conspiracy talk and Jonny Ray's Game of the Week: Morrowind, for the PC with a few mods to improve the graphics of this older game.

Here is another one of our new Audio Promos: Pathetic

FTL has a new major affiliate: KFXR 1190 in Dallas - our biggest market (Neilsen Market #5 nationwide), they are taking FTL seven-nights-per-week 12a-3a Central.

The first-ever muslim libertarian radio show with host Will Coley, Call to Freedom, and it will be on LRN.FM Sunday's at 10pm Eastern. Read more about it...