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Video of Christopher David’s Epic Keynote @ Keenevention 2015

January 8th, 2016 - 11:30am by FTL_Ian in

Free UBER founder Christopher David hit the activism scene in a major way on the Seacoast in late 2015, blowing up the mainstream media with his open civil disobedience against the transportation ordinances of Portsmouth, NH. He went in a different direction from most keynoters at Keenevention by getting down into the audience and conducting a group discussion about ending the state in our lifetime. It was epic. Here’s the full video :

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Stay tuned to the Keenevention blog for more videos weekly and other media from the event. You...

Heroin Brand “Hollywood” Allegedly Causing Overdoses in Keene and Mass.

January 4th, 2016 - 5:17pm by FTL_Ian in

Brian Costa, Keene Police Chief

Brian Costa, Keene Police Chief

According to new Keene Police Chief Brian Costa, the holiday weekend saw multiple heroin overdoses in Keene and Western Massachusetts from a batch of heroin allegedly branded “Hollywood”. Please get the word out to anyone you know that may be a user to beware of the Hollywood brand.

Kudos to Brian for taking the time to reach out with the news this afternoon. I support harm reduction, and getting the word out about bad drugs can accomplish...

Don’t Answer Police Questions!

January 2nd, 2016 - 6:57pm by FTL_Ian in

On my way home from recording the “Free the Nipple” trials in Laconia this week , I was pulled over in Tilton for having a Shire Society license plate on the front of the cruiser I was driving and a Wisconsin plate on the back. Here’s the interaction I had with the officer . To his credit, he let me put the other Wisconsin plate on and did not ticket me.

This isn’t legal advice, but it’s generally a bad idea to speak to police. The more talking you do, the closer you get to being issued a ticket or arrested for something. When the officer asks the routine question about the address on the license, he’s fishing to see if you’ve moved recently, and if you have done so without notifying the state within some amount of days. He can write you a ticket for that. So, by answering that question...

Video of the Old School Panel @ Keenevention 2015

January 1st, 2016 - 11:30pm by FTL_Ian in

Free State Project early mover Denis Goddard has lived in New Hampshire since 2005 and has been heavily involved in the political scene. He served as Selectman in his town, is Emeritus Director of Research for the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance , and hosted a cable access show in Concord for years. He and his panel of experienced New Hampshire activists shared their perspectives on this year’s Old School Panel at Keenevention 2015. Panelists included state representative Calvin Pratt, jury nullifier Cathleen Converse, Cathleen’s husband Don, and the first mover for the Free State Project , Jackie Casey. Here’s the full video :

Big thanks to our 2015 video sponsor – Roberts...

Driving for UBER on New Years Eve in the Shire

January 1st, 2016 - 4:33pm by FTL_Ian in

Want to drive for UBER? It’s easy to get started.

I’m one of New Hampshire’s newest UBER drivers , or “partners” as UBER refers to us. I’ve been a fan of UBER’s innovation and open challenging of the status quo of transportation for a long time, and we’ve covered their various conflicts with state and city regulators on my talk radio program, Free Talk Live .

More recently, UBER has been...

VIDEO: Activists “Run for the Border” to Derby Line, VT

December 30th, 2015 - 5:54pm by FTL_Ian in

This year’s Porcupine Freedom Festival included an epic video of two NH tax collectors trying and failing to crack down on unlicensed vendors, but that wasn’t the only interaction that Porcfest attendees had with police.

Early in the week, several liberty activists made a “run for the border” and drove a couple hours from Lancaster, NH to Derby Line, VT which features the imaginary political line crossing through the middle of the Haskell library . We wanted to see it for ourselves as well as attempting to cross on foot with various forms of identification, including the World Passport.

Here’s a 24-minute short documentary covering what we saw and what we learned. In short, one can cross to Canada...

“Free the Nipple” Trial – Full Video + Interviews

December 29th, 2015 - 12:07pm by FTL_Ian in

Yesterday I traveled to Laconia, NH’s district court to record the trials of Heidi Lilley and B. Liz MacKinnon, who were unexpectedly cited by police for going topless on the beach in Gilford , NH. This, just a couple of weeks after Lilley’s successful “Free the Nipple” topless equality event in Laconia .

Hoping to overturn the illegal, discriminatory town ordinance, Lilley and MacKinnon teamed up with Free State Project early mover and attorney Dan Hynes.

Hynes’ line of questioning was interesting, specifically asking the state’s witnesses, which included three snitches and a few cops, how they determine someone is a woman. The all answered something about breasts, which is inconclusive. Without inspecting...

Free State Project Signups Accelerating – Now at 91%!

December 28th, 2015 - 4:56pm by FTL_Ian in

Just nine days ago, the Free State Project announced it has reached 90% of its goal of 20,000 libertarians pledged to move to New Hampshire and get active to achieve liberty in our lifetime.

Now, in just over a week’s time, the percentage is up to 91%! That’s 200 signers (from 18,000 to 18,200) in 1/3 the time it took for the previous 1% (about a month).

If you’ve been thinking about signing up, why wait any longer? You don’t want to be in the second batch of 20k, do you? Take a moment to join the Free State Project ! Once we reach 20,000 signers, the official move begins in which you have five years to make the move to NH, so start planning now. See you in the Shire!

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