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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...

Video of the Secession Panel @ Keenevention 2015

November 27th, 2015 - 11:26pm by FTL_Ian in

Foundation for New Hampshire Independence board member Robert Mathias again headed up this year’s Secession Panel at Keenevention . The expert panel and the audience discussed how to move the idea of secession forward in the public consciousness. Panelists included Ellen Ball of the Foundation for NH Independence , Mark Warden of Porcupine Real Estate , superactivist Denis Goddard, and Chandler Gabel of the Foundation for NH Independence .

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 for more videos weekly and other media from the event. You can also follow the new...

Robin Hood Court Victory Makes Front Page of Concord Monitor + Union Leader, Sentinel Coverage

November 27th, 2015 - 1:08pm by FTL_Ian in

Robin HoodAs I reported earlier this week , Robin Hood of Keene has again been victorious in court as the city of Keene’s suits have failed. The news got covered in a bunch of news sources via the AP pickup as well as articles in the Keene Sentinel ,...

Court DENIES City of Keene’s Injunction Request Against Robin Hooders

November 23rd, 2015 - 5:27pm by FTL_Ian in

Robin Hood of Keene

Robin Hooders Victorious – AGAIN.

It has been a long road, but thanks to free speech attorney Jon Meyer and judge John C Kissinger of the Cheshire superior court, Keene’s Robin Hooders are again victorious! Nearly two years ago, the same court dismissed the two cases brought against the charitable meter-feeders, alleging we were “threatening, intimidating, and harassing” their parking enforcement officers and demanding a 50ft floating, constitution-free buffer zone to protect them.


Secret Service Takes Guns, Pony Away From Vermin Supreme

November 23rd, 2015 - 10:00am by FTL_Ian in

Vermin Supreme for President

Vermin Supreme or President, 2016

Finally! A candidate worth voting for has entered the presidential race. Vermin Supreme is back for 2016’s presidential primary, this year filing in the Democratic contest. On Friday the boot-wearing candidate, who advocates mandatory teeth-brushing, is promising to buy everyone a pony if he is elected, and will go back in time to kill Hitler if elected, filed for the office of President in Concord, NH with a $1,000 filing fee.

Before heading into the state house to file, Vermin exercised his right to open carry weapons and strapped on a few guns...

Shire Sharing 2015 Success – Over 600 Families Served, Over $17,000 Raised!

November 22nd, 2015 - 1:50pm by FTL_Ian in

Shire Sharing 2015 Keeniacs

Keene Shire Sharing Volunteers Pre-Delivery, 2015

Today, more than 600 households statewide (39 in the Keene area) were delivered full Thanksgiving meals including turkey, stuffing, gravy, eggs, cornbread mix, vegetables, pumpkin pie ingredients, and some cooking supplies as part of the “ Shire Sharing ” charity now in its fifth year. Shire Sharing is based in Manchester and headed by state representative Amanda Bouldin , a Free State...

101 Reasons Film Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

November 21st, 2015 - 11:33am by FTL_Ian in

One year ago this week, the excellent documentary “ 101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire ” was released to the world, free on YouTube . Clocking in at an hour in length, the movie makes a persuasive case as to why libertarians around the globe should be converging on New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project .

Edited by Beau Davis, who also cut the first documentary created by FSP early movers, Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree , 101 Reasons has racked up over 70,000 views on YouTube in its first year! To commemorate the anniversary, director Vince Perfetto has made a one-year retrospective post over on the 101 Reasons website .

Did 101 Reasons inspire you to ...

Video of the Bitcoin Panel @ Keenevention 2015

November 20th, 2015 - 10:09pm by FTL_Ian in

Bitcoin Panel 2015

Bitcoin Panel @ Keenevention 2015

Dr. Darren Tapp of NeoCash Radio and Dr. Tapp’s Mathematical Playgrounds headed up Keenevention 2015’s Bitcoin Panel! The 90-minute in-depth panel discussion covered various aspects of the bitcoin universe, from technical to the streets.

Panelists included bitcoin core developer Gavin Andresen, owner of Ledgeview Commercial Partners ...

Detailed Blog Covers Nearly All of Keenevention 2015!

November 18th, 2015 - 11:10pm by FTL_Ian in

Hallowkeene 2015

Hallowkeene 2015 – Photo by Richard Masta

Thanks to Richard Masta for posting this detailed summary of just about everything that happened at Keenevention 2015! Here’s a quick excerpt from his introduction:

I was prepared for a weekend of exciting adventure and invigorating learning, and I got it. Libertarians know how to get things done. And in the Shire, they know how to have fun.

Richard first attended Keenevention in 2014, and posted a similarly...