Video of the Media Panel @ Keenevention 2015

December 11th, 2015 - 5:37pm by FTL_Ian in

In past years the media panels at Keenevention have been nuts-and-bolts how-tos on being the media. This year was similarly informative and useful, focusing on monetizing liberty media efforts. Shire Dude headed up an excellent panel of experienced liberty media producers for this year’s Media Panel. Panelists included Derrick J Freeman of Flaming Freedom , Darryl W. Perry of Free Press Publications , and Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project . Here’s the full, nearly-90-minute panel :

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Local Hate Group Member Charged With Armed Robbery? – UPDATED

December 11th, 2015 - 3:17pm by FTL_Ian in
Justin Paquette Mugshot

Justin Paquette Mugshot

During the Chalk Wars of 2014, we were introduced to an unsavory character in town named Justin Paquette . The Boston native was accompanying James Michael Phillips when Phillips attacked a peaceful man for chalking in downtown’s Central Square , knocking him into the fountain and causing serious injury. While Paquette did not commit the attack, he was definitely pals with Phillips, grabbed at people’s cameras (attempted assault), and...

New Hampshire Liberty News Roundup

December 10th, 2015 - 5:00pm by FTL_Ian in

I’ve had loads of news from New Hampshire of interest to libertarians that have been stacking up over the last couple of months that I just haven’t been able to make the time to post individually here. So, this is my attempt to catch up on my backlog by putting them all in a news round-up post:

Alstead Woman Wins Case Against State, Must Have Medical Cannabis Card Issued Immediately By Foot-Dragging Bureaucrats Court Overturns Police Chief’s Ruling that Gun Rights Activist Mother is “Unsuitable” to Concealed Carry in NH New Dumbest Law Contest for Students in NH Announces Winner...

False Headlines Herald Bitcoin’s Death in New Hampshire

December 10th, 2015 - 10:18am by FTL_Ian in

Bitcoin NH License Plate

Bitcoin is big in NH

This week, social media was exploding with various posts of a breathless, alarmist piece on a bitcoin news website called DinBits: “ Bitcoin Sales Now Prohibited In the State of New Hampshire “. Things looked quite dire from the headline and the article itself was also misleading. “How could you liberty activists let this happen?”, cried many on the facebooks.

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Bitcoin

There’s no doubt that HB 666 (yes, 666) is not a good bill. However, it did not prohibit the...

This Week's FTL News

December 9th, 2015 - 1:46pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Saturday's episode of Free Talk Live, Mark & Ian discuss everything from the Machete Slashing attack that was "for Syria" to Free Market fire protection.

Blogs: Mark's latest blog is " Meat isn't Murder ", do you agree with Mark when it comes to eating meat?

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UBER Grandma Gets Positive FOX Coverage + Full Interview

December 8th, 2015 - 2:33pm by FTL_Ian in
UBER Grandma Stephanie Franz

UBER Grandma Stephanie Franz, courtesy CBS Boston

FOX 25 Boston’s Kathryn Burcham filed this excellent report on the continuing assault on peaceful Seacoast UBER driver Stephanie Franz, the 63-year-old grandmother who has now been ticketed several times for driving people places without a government permission slip.

She, despite facing $3,500 in fines from the city for her peaceful civil disobedience, is...

Ridley Report: Can’t move to NH? You can still help from outside.

December 7th, 2015 - 12:30am by FTL_Ian in

In Dave Ridley ‘s recent two-part video, he explains that people outside of NH can still focus their activism efforts here, and reap greater benefit for liberty in general. If you can’t move to New Hampshire, spending your activism time doing things for NH’s freedom from afar, like reviewing bills for the NH Liberty Alliance – would be a more efficient way for you to spend your time.

He also critiques the perceived ratio of activism to social events in NH, though admits he can only observe activism that’s publicized. It’s an important two videos, and as usual, Ridley’s commentary is right on:

Video 1/2 :

Video 2/2 :

Can Shia LaBeouf DO IT and help the Free State Project reach 20,000?

December 6th, 2015 - 1:26am by FTL_Ian in

As the Free State Project closes in on 90% of its goal of 20,000 people pledged to move to New Hampshire and get active to achieve liberty in our lifetime, Shia LaBeouf has some words of inspiration to help give a gentle nudge to those still sitting on the fence:

If you love liberty, please join the Free State Project and start planning your move today!

Need a few more reasons to move? Here are 101 of them, in our one-hour documentary, “ 101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire “.

Video of Chris Rietmann’s Friday Keynote Speech @ Keenevention 2015

December 4th, 2015 - 12:18pm by FTL_Ian in

Free State Project early mover Chris Rietmann made major news twice this year for first repealing all gun regulations in Alstead , where he serves as selectman. Then, he made further headlines for leading the effort to provide armed guards outside the Keene military recruiting center – a move which was controversial among the liberty community. Here’s the video of his Friday evening Keynote speech at Keenevention 2015:

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December 2nd, 2015 - 2:32pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

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Edward Snowden to Keynote Liberty Forum 2016!

December 2nd, 2015 - 10:09am by FTL_Ian in

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden to Keynote Liberty Forum 2016

The Free State Project ‘s yearly hotel convention, “ NH Liberty Forum ” is always a great event that attracts hundreds of attendees, including lots of prospective movers. Regardless of who is speaking, the event is worth attending simply to experience the amazing liberty activist community we have here in New Hampshire. However, having great speakers certainly makes the event more attractive and the FSP is going to have a tough time topping this year’s keynote speaker – Edward Snowden.

Yes, THE Edward Snowden, whose...

Meat isn't Murder

December 1st, 2015 - 6:49pm by FTL_Mark in

So, I just had to put my cat down today. It hurts, Moosh was a good boy, but he was sick and had been sick for a long time. It is better for everyone. Few dispute that there comes a time when animals need to be put down, but a vocal minority have a big problem with killing animals for food. This usually centers around their concerns surrounding death and suffering. They equate death and suffering, but they are totally different things, as evidenced by my unpleasant chore today.

First, I want to say, vegetarianism is great and probably pretty healthy for adults. I am not dissing your lifestyle, if this is what you choose. Nor am I saying that empathy is a bad thing. It is what makes us good humans, but we need to put rationality before emotion.

Eating meat, in and of itself, isn’t bad, from a moral stand point, right? I mean, can the most stalwart vegan complain if one eats the meat of an animal that died naturally? I would think not. Death, is something that all...

Hallowkeene 2015 a Huge Success!

November 30th, 2015 - 4:46pm by FTL_Ian in
HALLOWKEENE 2015 Dance Floor

HALLOWKEENE 2015 was a blast!

For the second-annual HALLOWKEENE costume dance party, we moved to a new, better venue. The new venue allowed the party to go later than last year, had a super-nice staff, their drink prices were cheaper, and had plenty of power outlets, which made setting up Bill Domenico’s multiple AWESOME lasers possible.

Of course, you never know whether a new party is going to work until it happens, and thankfully, this one worked well – we had approximately 50 people attending at one time! That’s up significantly compared to last year’s approximately 30...

Keene City Council Votes to Raise Parking Rates 50%, Declines to Raise Fines or Extend Enforcement Hours

November 30th, 2015 - 2:20pm by FTL_Ian in

Sheriff of Nottingham

Parking Rates in Keene Now Up 50%

It could have been worse. A few weeks ago at the Finance, Organization, and Personnel committee meeting, the councilors voted 4-1 to raise parking meter rates by 50% and also to increase the long-term parking permit fees. The good news is they rejected the city parking department’s request for later enforcement hours as well as increasing parking fines. The full council voted 14-1 on the same recently. The one dissenting vote was not because the dissenter, outgoing councilor Kris Roberts is against parking enforcement – he’s mad the enforcers didn’t get everything they wanted from the council.

By no means is this a...