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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.

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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...

Free UBER’s Christopher David Joins Free Keene as our Newest Blogger!

November 18th, 2015 - 5:04pm by FTL_Ian in

Illegal UBER Driver Christopher David

Christopher David Delivers his Keynote at Keenevention 2015

Continuing in Free Keene ‘s tradition of giving some of New Hampshire’s best, visible activists a platform for their opinions, news, and media, I’m proud to announce our newest blogger from the Seacoast, Christopher David!

Chris has made headlines for his “ Free UBER ” project and delivered an excellent keynote brainstorming session at this year’s Keenevention . His energy and drive are exemplary and I hope we get lots more activists like him moving here as part of the...

Concord Monitor’s Front Page Features Keene’s Bitcoin Vending Machine

November 18th, 2015 - 4:04pm by FTL_Ian in

Keene Bitcoin Vending Machine

Keene’s Bitcoin Vending Machine

Thanks to David Brooks of the Concord Monitor’s “Granite Geek” blog for his coverage of the Keene Bitcoin Vending Machine’s first year of operation . In addition to the front page of the Monitor’s print edition, the story also appeared in the Valley News , covering the Upper Valley of NH....

Hard Lesson from Portsmouth for the Libertarian Critics: Publicized Activism Offends

November 17th, 2015 - 5:46pm by FTL_Ian in

Portsmouth Herald, Spreading Hate of Activists

Portsmouth Herald, Spreading Hate of Activists

Here’s an ugly, state-worshiping editorial from the Portsmouth Herald that tries to position the area taxi companies as the little, local guys vs the big, evil national corporation. The reality is that UBER is merely a platform that individual drivers, who operate as independent contractors, can use to find people who need rides. These drivers live in the Portsmouth area, and as independent, individual businesses, are even smaller businesses than the local taxi companies. But that’s not all the derisive...

More Mainstream Media Coverage of Portsmouth UBER Controversy

November 17th, 2015 - 4:03pm by FTL_Ian in

With the protest at the council meeting last night in Portsmouth and the second ticket issued to the Grandma UBER driver , mainstream media continues to report on the situation. Here’s a recent rundown:

First up, FOX 25 in Boston filed this report covering the protest and interviewing new Free State Project mover from Arkansas, Jessica Paxton, last night:

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

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