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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:

Big thanks to our 2015 video sponsor – Roberts & Roberts Brokerage – when you’re serious about precious metals – they take bitcoin!


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...

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...

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 Hood As 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...