As you know, last week the media exploded with coverage of former co-host of Free Talk Live now-turned-racist Christopher Cantwell due to his prominence at the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville. Free Talk Live has gotten a lot of media coverage as a result, so welcome to any new listeners who found us through the Cantwell controversy. If you missed my blog statement about Cantwell, please check it out here.
In other big FTL-related news, it's now official: Will Coley from Muslims 4 Liberty and frequent guest on Free Talk Live for "Ask a Muslim" is planning a move to our home of Keene, New Hampshire! He is raising funds to open up the region's only full-time mosque. We're hoping to get him up here by late September. If you'd like to contribute to Will's fundraiser, please do so here. Here's the Free Keene blog about the news.
As we prepare this week to head up to Rogers Campground for the second time this year for the NH Cannabis Freedom Festival Aug 25-27th, I've posted my reflections on the rise of the decentralized NH freedom festivals that I've been working on since Somaliafest/Shirefest back in June. If you've been looking for a great excuse to check out New Hampshire, please come see us at the NH Cannabis Freedom Festival. If you've procrastinated about getting tickets, well I actually have good news for you. The festival is now accepting bitcoin for ticketing AND offering a 20% discount for the regular full weekend pass and 25% off VIP and Ultimate VIP tickets - if you pay with bitcoin! Hope to see you there!
Finally, listeners are interacting now on the new Free Talk Live forum about show-related stuff and bitcoin-related topics as well. Come on by and say hello! Registration is easy and you need only post an introduction to get full access. Don't forget that if you're a Free Talk Live AMPlifier you get a special FTL badge for your user photo on the forum. You can AMP the show and get some cool perks for just $5 a month, so please do - it makes a big difference for us!
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