Libertarians Counterprotest Anti-Gun Event in Keene

March 27th, 2018 - 5:18pm by FTL_Ian in

This weekend there were nationwide anti-gun protests across the United States and one of them happened in Keene’s Central Square on Saturday morning. Nationally syndicated talk radio program “ Free Talk Live ” co-host Chris Rietmann came out with a sign announcing he was an AR-15 owner and inviting people to talk to him. Another talk show host, Vincent Freeman from “ Questioning Authority ” was there to document:

Also appearing in favor of freedom in the video is Robert from Vermont, a regular Free Talk Live caller. For all the people in NH who want to ban guns, they should just move to Massachusetts and they’ll instantly attain their goals.

Rietmann is a regular Thursday night co-host on Free Talk Live and Vincent’s show is live on Saturday nights. Both shows are streamed live now on Twitch in HD and of course are available in...

Forkfest 2018 :: New FTL Promo

March 25th, 2018 - 5:15pm by FTL_Admin in

If you've been listening lately, you know that we've been talking about the decentralized libertarian camping event, Forkfest, happening June 14th through 18th at Roger's Campground in the beautiful White Mountains of NH. Nobody's in charge, so it's up-to-you what happens there. Get details and connect with others who are planning to attend via the Forkfest forums and chat, which you can link to from Forkfest.party . We hope to see you there.

Speaking of chats, the LRN.FM Discord now has over 500 registered users! If you haven't stopped in to check it out, you're misssing out on some good chats. There are apps for pretty much any device you might use: http://discord.lrn.fm

Don't forget the LRN/FTL forum for more organized discussion with other listeners and hosts.

This week, I've highlighted...

Nanu Berks Interviews FTL Hosts Ian Freeman and Mike Lorrey

March 19th, 2018 - 6:28pm in Publicity

Crypto-artist Nanu Berks recently put on the first-ever Exist Festival in Austin, TX.  Free Talk Live hosts Ian Freeman and Mike Lorrey were attending and Nanu interviewed us along with a bunch of other attendees like Xprize founder Dr. Harry Kloor.   All of her interviews from the event are being posted to her YouTube.  You can also see some pics from the Exist Festival on Ian's instagram and on Nanu's recent Steemit post.

Website Change, New FTL Promo, New LRN.FM Show

March 17th, 2018 - 6:01pm by FTL_Admin in

What's old is new again! Due to low participation on the FTL Reddit, I've decided to move the front page of Free Talk Live to focus on the FTL blog's content. The Reddit is still there under the "Show Prep" tab on the front page at http://freetalklive.com. Thanks to those dedicated few who continue to submit content there.

Great news! The LRN.FM Discord is nearing 500 members! You can join the ongoing chats at http://discord.lrn.fm - apps are available on multiple operating systems and platforms. Also, be sure to drop by our forums at http://forum.lrn.fm

Here's another recent Free Talk Live :60 promo for you: " War Crime ". You can download a bunch more promos at http://promos.freetalklive.com - share your favorites!

Finally,...

New FTL Promos, LRN.FM Youtube Repurposing

March 3rd, 2018 - 3:31pm by FTL_Admin in

Here's another new :60 audio promo from the last batch I did over the holidays:

Also, not that many people would have noticed, but the old LRN.FM Youtube channel that used to be used for streaming mostly audio along with studio shows' video has been repurposed to archive the video game streams from our new Twitch . Our live video shows are streamed simultaneously to the LRN Twitch AND the FTL Youtube - that will not be changing.

As always, join us to discuss stuff with other listeners and hosts in the Discord and Forum !

My Pullover, Trial, and Sentencing for “Misuse of Plates”

March 3rd, 2018 - 12:43pm by FTL_Ian in

In April of 2017 Darryl and I were traveling back to Keene from Taco Beyondo in Hillsborough (they accept Bitcoin Core and DASH, by the way) and were waylaid by four armed, uniformed men. They surrounded the car and issued a written threat over what they call “misuse of plates” due to the Shire Society plate on the back of the car at the time.

This video contains the original pullover from April 2017, the full trial at Hillsborough District Court in New Hampshire in January 2018 and then the sentencing hearing from February 2018.

I was found guilty and sentenced to twelve hours of community service – but I had fun asking the cop some interesting questions in court. Enjoy the video :

How you can support us on Twitch.tv

March 1st, 2018 - 1:43pm by FTL_Admin in

Do you have Amazon Prime? We now have more specific instructions to help you give your one free "Twitch Prime" subscription to us on the LRN.FM Twitch channel . First, connect your Twitch account with your Amazon account: 1. Login to your twitch.tv account 2. Vist https://twitch.amazon.com/prime 3. Click in the right column on "connect your Twitch account". 4. Now you should be able to use the subscribe pulldown on our Twitch channel at http://twitch.lrn.fm to give us your one free subscription per month, which nets LRN.FM $2.50! One other thing, the Twitch subscription part (step four) apparently has to be done every month, so if you did it last month, please take a moment to stop into the channel and do it again. By the way, we now have over 200 followers on Twitch, which means those people get notices on their app or email (likely) whenever we go live. If that...

Mark’s Minarchist Solution to Government School Funding, Primary and Secondary

February 27th, 2018 - 8:48pm by FTL_Mark in

On 2018-02-24 on Free Talk Live , we discussed the Parkland school shooting. Consistent with our normal MO, we blamed it on the State. Not the State of Florida, the hierarchical, monopoly organizational model.

Mostly this elicited a chorus of voices on 2 sides: 1. Government schools are great and and you two don’t know what you are talking about and 2. You’re right let’s kill government schools and start over. What we didn’t get, naturally, are the people on the fence and I would imagine they are legion.

My Co-Host, Ian, and many hardcore libertarians will howl at my upcoming solution, but they all know, in their hearts that a truly free world will not spring from the head of Zeus tomorrow.

So, I propose a small government solution that is easy and highly implementable, likely over 2 years, a short term in office for a politician. First, give all of the schools to the teachers, administrators,...

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