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Nov 15, 2017

Show Title: Think And Grow Rich On this episode; foreign wars since 2001 cost taxpayers 5.6 Trillion. Rand Paul’s attacker is outed as a socialist. Homeschooling under threat in NH. How to invest in cryptocurrencies for beginners. And, is China going to take over the world? Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle Special guest: Chris Rockwell Engineered by: Matt Carano Produced by: Tom Hudson, Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle News Foreign wars cost 5.6 TRILLION since 2001 (Matt) USA today says feeding a family of four costs an average of $239 a week in 2013 In that time that 5.6 trillion could have fed 28,162,214 families of 4. Or 112 million people 64,367 Dover High Schools (cost is $87M) 509 hyperloops between LA and the Bay Area (Approximately $11 billion per hyperloop) (From Carla Gericke) 1 million seconds is 12 Days 1 Billion seconds is 31 years 1 Trillion seconds is 31,688 years. Homeschool under threat in NH (Nick) (Nick) Proposed bill would effectively re-enact a law that was repealed in 2012 Government would “evaluate” students to make sure they are at or above the 40th percentile Government oppression is the biggest reason to own firearms Man who assaulted Paul attacked him because Paul’s trees were blocking a view of a lake and has tried for 10 years to sell his home (Mike) My vote counted! (Nick) Dublin, NH passes new ordinance prohibiting drug paraphernalia (Matt) Quote of the week “The socialist movement takes great pains to circulate frequently new labels for its ideally constructed state. Each worn-out label is replaced by another which raises hopes of an ultimate solution of the insoluble basic problem of Socialism—until it becomes obvious that nothing has been changed but the name. The most recent slogan is ‘State Capitalism.' It is not commonly realized that this covers nothing more than what used to be called Planned Economy and State Socialism, and that State Capitalism, Planned Economy, and State Socialism diverge only in non-essentials from the ‘classic’ ideal of egalitarian Socialism.” - Ludwig Von Mises Special Segment Crypto investing with Chris Rockwell The Big Question The Big Question: Is this the Chinese Century – or will China stall out like Japan did in the '80s? Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive Social media No answer to our question last week If you have thoughts on the big question, tweet us @freecastpodcast

Nov 8, 2017

Even With Bad News The Kids Give us Hope


Show synopsis: $300 million in Parity wallets frozen. Despite faster technology, younger generations better at delaying gratification. Portsmouth thinks more regulation will solve zoning crisis. Rand Paul assaulted. Hundreds detained on Bolshevik centennial. The big question: Would America have been better off if the US fell apart in 1787? 1861? What about now for the future?

Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle


Engineered by: Matt Carano


Produced by: Tom Hudson, Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle


  • Breaking news The Parity Multisig Wallet contract has another exploit. (Matt)
    • Within the last 24 hours a hacker by the name of devopps199 posted in the Parity Github the phrase “anyone can kill your contract”
    • Basically by making themselves the contract owner they were able permanently and irreversibly disable it from sending.
    • We’re looking at ETH worth roughly $300 Million so far. Maybe more - not including token values.
    • Second major exploit to Parity multisig in the last 4 months. The last one in July affected 3 projects and claimed roughly $50 Million in ETH. It would have been more if Whitehat hackers hadn't intervened saving close to $200 Million in value.
    • Parity apparently fixed that exploit but did not adopt the community audited version of their multisig afterwards, which did not contain this exploit.
    • Gavin Wood, creator of Parity is also on another project called Polkadot, who right now has close to $90 Million in ETH stick in a Parity wallet
  • Gen Z and Millennials are better at delaying gratification than their parents (Nick)
  • Portsmouth residents vote on charter amendments (Mike)
    • Charter amendment one increases Portsmouth’s financial disclosure requirements for city candidates.
    • The second charter amendment, if approved, would expand the city’s conflict of interest disclosure requirements to land-use board members
    • “It’s becoming more and more valuable for developers to develop or grow in Portsmouth,” Splaine said Tuesday. “That means decisions affecting tens of millions of dollars of development are being made by land-use board members and members of City Council.”
    • “Someone serving on a land-use board, voting on who can build what and where, holds enormous power and influence,” Splaine said. “It is only reasonable -- and responsible -- for our charter to require disclosure of very basic information, such as the identity of the board member’s employer, and the location of Portsmouth real estate or assets owned. Not disclosing such information can breed distrust in the integrity of that board’s decisions, and cause costly lawsuits.”
  • Rand Paul assaulted at his home (Matt)
    • However, worth noting that the neighbor may be charged federally because members of congress get special legal protection
    • The attack was a shock for the community in Bowling Green, where a neighbor says he would often see Paul and Boucher out walking their dogs on the normally quiet streets. Jim Skaggs, a member of the state Republican Party executive committee, lives in the neighborhood and has known both men for years. He said they disagreed politically, but was shocked to hear of the incident.
    • "They were as far left and right as you can be," Skaggs said. "We had heard of no friction whatsoever other than they just were difference of political opinion. Both of them walked their little dogs at about a mile and a half circle, a nice little dog trot. I'd see them out walking, maybe they might stop and speak with each other."
    • Boucher is an anesthesiologist and a pain specialist. He invented the "Therm-A-Vest," a cloth vest partially filled with rice that when heated can be worn to relieve back pain, according to a 2005 article from the Bowling Green Daily News.
  • Texas shooting (Mike)
    • TX shooter was ex-military
    • >>Investigators are also probing how the attacker obtained his gun, noting that he had sought and failed to obtain a permit allowing him to carry a concealed weapon.
    • >> "By all of the facts that we seem to know, he was not supposed to have access to a gun, so how did this happen?" Abbott said in an interview on CNN.
    • >> Kelley worked briefly over the summer as an unarmed night security guard at a Schlitterbahn water park in New Braunfels, the company said in a statement. The company also said that Kelley passed a Texas Department of Public Safety criminal background check before beginning work there.
    • >> Referencing the armed civilian that apparently exchanged shots with the attacker, Trump said: "Fortunately someone else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction" or the rampage "would have been much worse."
    • >> No one inside the church was armed at the time of the attack, the sheriff said Monday, saying he was not surprised by that fact. "People from this community would never think this could happen," he said.
    • >> "We have to stand up,” Boswell said. “We have to work together. We have to advocate and we have to speak out against gun violence."
    • "Automatic weapons is the first place we start,” Jordan said.
    • Channel 9 asked the pastors if they were comfortable or open to the idea of members carrying guns at church.
    • They said people have brought up the idea in the past, but they want to have a gun-free zone.
  • Hundreds detained in Moscow on centennial of communist revolution (Nick)


  • Feast of the Freecoast
  • Shire Sharing
    • 1) Assemble the Thanksgiving gifts. This is an open event in Manchester. Find the Facebook event here. Meet us at 4 Technology Drive in Londonderry any time between 10am and 3pm on November 18th. It's a potluck and family-friendly. There will be balloons thanks to NH Balloon Man! While technically Londonderry, this address is right by the Manchester Airport.
    • 2) Deliver Thanksgiving meals. On November 19th, we will be going door-to-door with our Thanksgiving gifts. If you'd like to help, sign up using the form below! Deadline to sign up is 5pm EST November 10th. We will contact you by Nov. 17th, 2017. Any questions, use our contact form.


The Big Question

  • Would America have been better off if the US fell apart in 1787? 1861? What about now for the future?

Social media (Nick)

  • Questions for Listeners, What do you think of the new format so far? How can we make this show better for you?
  • Send us an Answer to @freecastpodcast and we’ll read the best ones next week!


Nov 1, 2017

Corporate Power and Natural Rights On this episode of the Freecast we discuss the power of Fortune 500 companies, guns in gloveboxes, TSA pre-check in stadiums, and Hollywood’s power to ostracize. Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine and Nick Boyle Engineered by: Matt Carano News Corporations aren't as powerful as you think (Mike) "Socialism above all meant a horror of the new age: the age of machines and high finance. It was more than conservative. It was reactionary and nostalgic, and in the long march from status to contract it demanded a return to the familiar and time honored world of status." - George Watson, The Lost Literature of Socialism This one is crazy (Matt) Same story from liberty perspective Same story from a liberty perspective: TSA precheck now fast tracks entrance to NFL stadiums Bill of Rights sought for Foster parents (Mike) Ferrier school forced to have students have high school diploma or GED (Matt) The unintended consequences of Portsmouth’s parking problems (Nick) Hollywood shows power of ostracism – but is it practicing collective punishment? (Matt) Events Venture Capitalists: BigFish Learning Community (Mike) The Big Question Are Rights Really Inalienable? Do Natural Rights Even Exist? Praxeum 2.0 (Maybe give this a week off) Fundraiser drive Social media Last week we asked: “Why does liberty matter to you?” @BitcoinNotBombs It is the way to leave the world better than we found it, a reason for being at all. #liberty Question for listeners: Would you agree never to collect social security (despite paying in), if it would exempt your children from contributing? (Stole from Link, with permission) Send us an Answer on Twitter @freecastpodcast and we’ll read the best ones next week!

Oct 25, 2017

News Update: Proposal for Amazon would be in Londonderry. (Nick) 238 contenders. Decision will be made sometime next year The Wakeup Call Crypto-Anarchists Need (Matt) When Prisons Become Nursing Homes (Mike) Sununu asks Trump to stop deportations (Matt) Dash Venezuela conference draws over 350 attendees (Nick) Venture Capitalists Cheddar: (Mike) Monte Crypto - Arcadia As A Crypto Hub Recent expansion of Crypto accepting businesses in Portsmouth NH Promoting Bitcoin as a net positive? Quote of the week “You know you are in too many wars in too many places when even warmonger Lindsay Graham can’t keep track anymore” - Senator Rand Paul Decentralize Me Italy Catalonia Answers from listeners What is the next step towards liberty? Brian Shields: Work towards getting a voluntary safety net to replace a state safety net. E.G. Replacing food stamp program with food banks @chrislopez2004: Move to New Hampshire @m_r_j_smith Taking control of your OWN life and making YOUR OWN self free. Produce some of your own food (10% calories or just what your fav food). Start a business (10% income replacement) learn new skills. Get healthier, talk to and help neighbors, learn about crypto, get out of debt, that should get you started. START SMALL be realistic. The Big Question Anonymous - "How do I talk to non-libertarians about what a libertarian or specifically a freecoaster is? Some of my friends unfortunately have negative views or prejudice toward Free Staters and libertarians, so I’ve avoided talking about it. But I feel like these convos should happen and I guess I’m just not really sure where to start. I’m not aiming to change anyone’s mind but get them to think about it in a new light so at least they don’t hate me. I know you guys have had some success with this and maybe it’s already been covered – but it is a struggle for me and it weighs on me a lot." Special Guest: Hannah Braime Self care for libertarians. Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive Social media Question for this week. Why does liberty matter to you? Send us an Answer on Twitter @freecastpodcast and we’ll read the best ones next week!

Oct 19, 2017

News Jasper jolts to Agriculture Commissioner (Nick) Harvey “The Hurricane” Weinstein paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades (Matt) Healthy Markets - Tesla fired 'hundreds' of workers this week over performance reviews (Mike) Quebec quashes Uber demands, Uber stays put (Matt) Ellen DeGeneres advocates getting rid of taxation (Matt) "I would get rid of taxes. I don't think we need taxes. I'd have boxes where you can put money in. You should get to choose where your money goes instead of giving it and just letting them decide. I think you should decide.” -Ellen DeGeneres Free trade makes people nicer (Mike) “Societies that use markets extensively develop a culture of cooperation, fairness, and respect for the individual.” Sununu won't let state troopers enforce federal immigration laws (Nick),-ICE?template=mobileart Spain imprisons 2 leaders of Catalonia Independence movement. (Mike) Universities riding urbanism wave (Mike) Events Check out your local meetup next Thursday 26th in Rochester at Magrillas Quote of the week QOTW: “Everyone else is still trying to play catch up to this tax incentive we created in 1789 -- no sales tax and no income tax. Obviously the Boston region is a great place to go, but if you’re going to be there, be in tax-free New Hampshire. It’s all the benefits without the headaches.” - Gov. Chris Sununu The Big Question Do you regret voting for Trump? Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive Social media Question for listeners Send us an Answer to and we’ll read the best ones next week!

Oct 12, 2017

Episode 02. Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine and Nick Boyle Special Guests: Jake Desyllas Editor: Matt Carano News (10 min) Change the Voting system, Change the World (Mike) Approval Voting Pence’s pull out price: $88,000 (Matt) Hassan’s attack on Israel (Nick) Supporting argument Counter argument More detailed analysis Heroin(e) documentary glosses over government blame (Mike) Catalonia DOESN’T declare independence, but still on the table (Jake) Events (5 mins) Powwow this Sunday... Feast of the Freecoast (but we'll ask ppl to contact us for when and where)... Special Segment (10 mins) Jake Desyllas of The Voluntary Life Podcast: This Week in Liberty (5 mins) 60 years ago this week Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged released October 10th 1957 Topped #3 on NY Times Bestseller list. 22 weeks on the list After the “Great Recession” Charted #1 in Fiction and literature on Amazon Influence Reason Magazine: Free Minds and Free Markets is taken directly from John Galt Walter Block credits Rand from turning him from a commie to libertarianism Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels” Penn Jillette Ron Paul Mary Ruwart credits Atlas Shrugged as her introduction to libertarian ideas. Even some mainstream people have said they’re influenced by Ayn Rand Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice SCOTUS Jimmy Wales, Co-Founder of Wikipedia ran an email list discussing Rand’s philosophy Glenn Beck Paul Ryan A 3 movie series which has been ranked horribly by critics. Part 3 was ranked 0% on Rotten Tomatoes Rand wasn’t perfect and didn’t even like the term “libertarian” Claim: Europeans and their descendants were justified in removing Indians from their lands because the Indians didn’t believe in property rights Link Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive Social media Question for NH listeners: We've made great strides towards liberty in the last 12 months. What's next to achieve, and how do we do it? Send us an Answer to and we’ll read the best ones next week!

Oct 6, 2017

Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine and Nick Boyle with special gues: Tom Hudson Editor: Matt Carano Segments News (10 min) Sponsor (5 mins) Local happenings (5 mins) Philosophy of Liberty (10 mins) Seacoast History (10 mins) Social media Intro to the revamp (Mike or Matt) News (10 min) Portsmouth bureaucrats poo poo pork roast (Matt) IMF finally figures it out (Mike) NH legislative session 2017: A review (Nick) 258 bills passed into law, all but 5 were signed By Gov. Sununu. The other 5 became law without signature. Positives Concealed Carry Repeal of Commuters income tax Students aren’t forced to go to a particular public school because of geography, aka Croydon Bill Deregulated cryptocurrencies People reporting a drug related emergency are immune from prosecution, even if they themselves are using illegal drugs Firecrackers are legal No longer need a licence to braid hair Wine manufacturers can retail their product at their own wine retail outlet. Chronic pain is added to the qualifying list of therapeutic cannabis and cannabis can be used for more qualifying medical conditions Any data that law enforcement receives from “cell data” must be removed by the end of the day it was acquired if it is not the party specified in the court order. And within 30 days if there is no more reason to believe the information is evidence. Marijuana decriminalized up to ¾ oz. People can play poker in private residences now, as long as it’s indoors. Negatives Dairy Farmer bailout Use of out-of-state drivers' licenses and nondrivers' identification cards will be recorded in the statewide centralized voter registration database. Expansion of food facility inspections at the discretion of the department of health and human services. If the state is the plaintiff it must be brought to court within 3 years Increase in the amount of education hours a drug counselor needs to get a license. (270 hours to 300) State police can enforce motor vehicle laws anywhere in the state, not just on the highways. Stricter voting laws based on domicile Spain police block Catalan referendum voters from voting (Matt) No gun control proposals would have stopped the Vegas shooting (Mike) Events (5 mins) There are liberty events all throughout the state almost every day. Freecoast Festival recap Powwow & Sunschool coming up on Sun Oct.15 Free State Blockchain Conference - Dec 1st @ Sheraton Harbourside Portsmouth Special Segment (10 mins) Living Up To Your Potential with the Uprev Ninja Featuring Special Guest Tom Hudson State Comparison (5-10 mins) California Taxes: Income tax: Low: 1% (on up to $15,700 of taxable income for married joint filers and up to $7,850 for those filing individually) High: 13.3% (on more than $1,052,886 for married joint filers and $1 million for those filing individually) New Hampshire Taxes Income tax: New Hampshire doesn't have an income tax. But there's a 5% tax on dividends and interest in excess of $2,400 for individuals ($4,800 for joint filers) There is no inheritance tax or estate tax Sales tax: 7.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 2.5%, and the average combined rate is 8.48%, according to the Tax Foundation. The state sales tax rate is scheduled to decrease to 7.25% on January 1, 2017 Sales tax: None $0.38 Gas tax per gallon of gasoline, $0.39 for diesel Gasoline: $0.24 per gallon. Diesel: $0.24 per gallon. Median property tax of $3,104 on the state's median home value of $385,500 The median property tax on New Hampshire's median home value of $236,400 is $5,131. Sin taxes: Californians voted in November to increase the state tax on cigarettes from 87 cents to $2.87 a pack, effective April 1, 2017. The tax will also apply to e-cigarettes. All other tobacco products: 28% of the wholesale price Beer: $0.20 per gallon Wine: $0.20 per gallon ($0.30 for sparkling wine) Liquor: $3.30 per gallon Sin tax: Beer: $0.30 per gallon. New Hampshire directly controls wine and liquor sales through state-owned stores. Cigarettes, little cigars and loose tobacco for cigarettes: $1.78 per pack Other tobacco products: 65% of the wholesale price. Travel tax: Hotel: No statewide lodging tax, but cities and other localities can levy taxes. For example, the city of Long Beach has a 12% rate. The city of Anaheim has a 15% rate. Sales tax isn't collected. Rental cars: No statewide tax, but localities may levy them. Sales tax is due Travel tax: Statewide lodging tax: 9%. Rental cars: 9%. Vehicle tax: No sales tax is due, but vehicle registration is done at the town and county level, where taxes may be levied based on the vehicle’s value and age There is no inheritance tax or estate tax There is no inheritance tax or estate tax Crime Violent crime rate: 396.1 per 100k 17th Murder rate: 4.9 per 100k 26th Crime Violent crime rate: 196.1 47th Murder rate: 1.3 per 100k 50th Government State representative salary: $104,118/year $183/day for each day in session Legislature: 40 Senate (1 per 981,250 people) 80 Assembly (1 per 490,625 people) Government State representative salary: $200/two-year term Legislature: 24 Senate (1 per 55,625 people) 400 House (1 per 3,338 people) Weather LA, CA Avg hi/lo F Jan 66/48 Avg hi/lo F Jul 83/63 Natural disaster threats Earthquakes, mudslides, floods, wildfires and droughts 87 Major disaster declarations since Jan 1953 FEMA CA Weather Concord NH Avg hi/lo F Jan 31/9 Avg hi/lo F Jul 83/57 Natural disaster threats Floods, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, Ice Storms 35 Major disaster declarations since Jan 1953 FEMA NH Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive Social media Follow us on Twitter @freecastpodcast Email:

Oct 1, 2017

This is the keynote speech by Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life podcast at the Freecoast Festival 2017. 

Sorry for the poor audio. The boat noise was unavoidable and the audio system on the boat was terrible. I have cleaned it up as well as I can.

Sep 30, 2017

Sponsorship message from (Joel Valenzuela) for Freecoast Festival 2017.

Sep 29, 2017

Sponsorship message from Americans for Prosperity Sponsor (Ross Connolly) at the Freecoast Festival 2017.

Sep 28, 2017

This is the Praxeum 2.0 discussion by Mike Vine at the Freecoast Festival 2017.

Sep 27, 2017

This is the speech from Keynote Speaker, Hannah Braime, How To Think Like An Entrepreneur: 5 Strategies for Cultivating An Entrepreneurial Mindset from the Freecoast Festival 2017.

Sep 26, 2017

This is the speech from Vin Armani, An Agorist Sermon, during the Freecoast Festival 2017.

Sep 25, 2017

This is the Aligning Your Profession With Your Values segment with Ken Justice and Chris Rockwell) from the Freecoast Festival 2017.

Sep 24, 2017

This is the Raising Voluntary Kids panel from the Freecoast Festival 2017 event.

Sep 23, 2017

This is the welcome message from Freecoast Festival 2017 by Matt Carrano. This also has the Free State Project sponsorship message from Matt Philips and Christine Butler.

Jun 21, 2017

Interview with Jake Desyllas - Freecast Bonus


Rodger interviews Jake to find out how he lives his voluntary life!

Jun 14, 2017

Portsmouth PD has a quota, they don’t want to call it a quota, but when you create benchmarks that include how many traffic stops and tickets their officers write, and then evaluate their performance based on these benchmarks, it’s a quota. This incentivizes officers who understandably want to get promoted and compensated for doing a good job, to meet these benchmarks, which creates more traffic stops and more tickets. This is a problem and we’ll discuss it next on the Freecast.


  • Portsmouth PD have a quota system
    • Portsmouth city patrol officers claim they’re working under a new quota mandate for writing tickets and “other performance benchmarks” while Chief David Mara said there are no quotas and he’s opposed to them
    • Mara said his officers have been instructed that if they’re not busy answering calls, they should be enforcing traffic laws and giving tickets to drivers who break them.
    • The police union is demanding to bargain with the Police Commission because a “de facto quota system” has been used for their performance evaluations in March.
    • The city keeps track of its officers’ daily performance
      • Number of traffic stop completed
      • Summons issued
      • Property checks performed.
    • Since the “Hands Free Law” Came into effect, summons have quadrupled between ‘15 and ‘16. They are on course to double last year’s numbers (chart below)


  • Tiny homes
    • A Lee resident and Vietnam Veteran who was homeless after his first three years as a veteran is trying to pay it forward.
    • Peter MacDonald Has four “tiny houses” on his property and a House that is used as a chapel.
    • Local government thugs say this is a zoning violation as it is zoned as a residential property. They also say he doesn’t have appropriate electrical and plumbing.
    • MacDonald says he is running a religious organization and says he is doing nothing wrong.


  • Strafford County Government incompetence has FIVE inmates overdose
    • Tuesday June 6th five inmates at Strafford County Jail were treated for drug overdoses at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover.
    • Dover Fire Chief Hagan said when they called it was only three inmates but when they got there it was five.
    • Luckily responders got there in time and they were able to use Narcan and everyone appears to be okay.
    • Hagan said, “These were serious overdoses”
    • This comes after a story we covered here on the Freecast, episode 28 where a correctional officer was caught attempting to bring heroin into the facility
    • No matter how big or small the government is it’ll always be corrupt


  • Food Trucks hit Somersworth this Father’s Day
    • Men love food
    • On a day that celebrates men in particular, the first ever Seacoast Food Truck and Craft Beer festival will be coming to downtown Somersworth on June 18th from 12pm-5pm High St
    • 20 food trucks 16 Craft Breweries, this is the future of NH celebrations.
    • $5 entry fee if you order online or $10 on site. There’s a beer lover’s package and a VIP pass that allows early entry as well. Check out our facebook page or the show notes for links to get tickets for this event.
    • What a great idea this is for father’s day


  • HB 436 is signed by the governor (the bitcoin bill)
    • Exempting persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters
    • Last year a law was passed regulating all cryptocurrency exchanges to register as money transmitters
    • Crypto trading sites such as Poloniex pulled out of NH
    • Sununu signed into law on 06/02/2017 and it will therefore go into effect on August 1st, 2017

Local happenings

  • Swarm City Boardwalk Launch Praxeum June 15th 7:00 PM Leave your kids and pets at home.
  • July 9th Praxeum Market


Philosophy of Liberty

  • What is money?


Seacoast History

Social media

  • We want to hear what you like, or what you think we could improve on. If you have a suggestion for a topic, segment, correction or just want to say you like the show, email us at We want this show to be the best it can be!


Featuring: Host Matt Carano, Mike Vine, Nick Boyle and Rodger Paxton

Special Guests: None

Producer: Rodger Paxton

Editor: Matt Carano



May 30, 2017

On this episode of the Freecast, there are more breweries blossoming on Portsmouth’s West end. We’ve got Granite State Progress trying to suspend instead of befriending the FSP. There’s Joel acting as Dash’s MC and blockchain governance as a philosophy. With the history of Henry Wilson, New Hampshire’s only native born VP. Next on the Freecast.


  • New Brewery coming to Portsmouth’s West End
    • Loaded Question
    • Current Bartender at Earth Eagle Brewings, Tom Bath, which he hopes will be open for business in December.
    • This will be the West End’s third brewery opening in a year. (Liar’s Bench & Great Rhythm being the others)
    • Bath says the space reminds him of a speakeasy.
    • “Loaded Question was conceived on the idea that great beer mimics life. Our favorite beer changes with the season, the time of day, the weather and the crew we are hanging with. When the color, flavor, body and aroma of the beer match the moment it enriches the experience. Loaded Question is dedicated to understanding the infinite possibilities of craft beer and making memorable moments with our fellow beer lover.”


  • Speaking of West End, State Street Saloon is looking to rebuild in the West End
    • Recently Burned down State Street Saloon is planning to rebuild just not in their previous spot.
    • The location hasn’t been confirmed but they are looking to rebuild on Bartlett St in Portsmouth near Great Rhythm.
    • One of the signs from the former Saloon was found in fair condition after the fire and will be restored and put back up in the new place.


  • Rockingham Democrats holding meeting about Free State Project by Granite State “Progress”
    • Quote from the reporter: “The Free State Project’s stated purpose is to move to New Hampshire, take over state government and establish a libertarian ideal of utopia.” Strawman argument and lazy journalism. A quick look at says the FSP is really about: “The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from any and all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors, who agree to the political philosophy expressed in our Statement of Intent, that government exists at most to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.”
    • The Rockingham County Democrats are sponsoring a talk by Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress. “Exposing the Free State Project,” Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Exeter Inn, 90 Front St.
    • Granite State Progress is a progressive advocacy organization that addresses issues of immediate state and local concern. It works as a communications hub for the progressive community to provide a voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems. Hawkins is founding executive director of Granite State Progress.


  • State Police will be having DWI style checkpoints for firewood
    • Yes that’s right. If you’re  heading up to the white mountains to camp, you better not have firewood that’s from Rockingham, Belknap, Hillsborough or Merrimack county. Unless you’ve heated the wood to 160 degrees F for 75 minutes.
    • Apparently there is an invasive insect called the Emerald Ash Borer which targets ash trees in wood from those counties. They can kill ash trees within 3-5 years from initial infection

Local happenings

Special Guest Joël Valenzuela

  • DASH (Digital Cash)

Philosophy of Liberty

  • Governing through a Blockchain.

Seacoast History

  • Henry Wilson
    • Most people remember Franklin Pierce, the only president from NH. Not many remember vice presidents.
    • Wilson born in Farmington, NH in 1812. Wilson was the only VP born in NH.
    • His birth name was Jeremiah Jones Colbath, his father apparently gave him that name because Jeremiah Jones was a wealthy neighbor of his and was a childless bachelor and hoped that he would bequeath his wealth to Wilson when he died… he didn’t.
    • Grew up poor, so poor in fact that Wilson was indentured to a neighboring farmer when he was 10 years old! He worked with the farmer for 10 years! At the end he received 6 sheep and 2 oxen which he sold for $85
    • Wilson didn’t like his birth name and petitioned the NH general court to legally change it to Henry Wilson when he was 21. According to his brother he changed it to Henry Wilson because he read a biography about a teacher in Philadelphia with that name.
    • The same year he changed his name 1833, Wilson moved to Natick Ma because he was trying to find work. Wilson WALKED there from Farmington. Google maps says that is a 30 hr walk and is 89.8 miles present day. It was probably more then.
    • Wilson got a job making shoes. After learning the trade within a few weeks he bought out his contract for $15 and opened his own shop.
    • He was very successful very quickly, saving hundreds of dollars in a relatively short amount of time. There was a legend saying that he once attempted to make 100 shoes without sleeping but fell asleep with the 100th pair of shoes in his hand.
    • Later in his political years his nickname was “The Natick Cobbler”
    • Working so hard deteriorated his health and so he went to Virginia to recuperate.
    • On a stop in Washington D.C he heard congressional debates on slavery and abolitionism and saw black families being separated from each other while being bought and sold..
    • Personally this and being indentured himself as a child shaped his political leanings later on
    • He went to Strafford, Wolfeboro and Concord NH academies to further his education.
    • Wilson founded a shoe manufacturing company that employed over 100 people with only a $12 investment to start
    • Around 1840 Wilson became politically active as a Whig.
    • Member of Mass state senate 1844-1846 and 1850-52, in his latter term he was the senate president.
    • In 1845 Wilson and fellow whig John Greenleaf Whittier submitted a petition to congress to not annex Texas as it would expand slavery.
    • Wilson was a delegate in 1848 for the Whigs but left the party after it nominated slaveholder Zachary Taylor for president.
    • He collaborated with other anti slavery people from democrats, know nothing, free soilers and other anti-slavery whigs.
    • He joined the Free soil party and was elected to the US senate in 1855 for Massachusetts by a coalition of free soilers, know nothings and anti-slavery democrats.
    • Once in the Senate he was very polarizing. At the height of antebellum tension he got challenged to a duel TWICE! By SC representative Preston Brooks because Brooks had punched and knocked out Senator Charles Sumner and Wilson said Brooks was "brutal, murderous, and cowardly" and California Senator William Gwin who Wilson had made a speech saying Gwin and the California government were corrupt. No dual ever happened though
    • As soon as the congressional session ended in the summer of 1861, Wilson went back to Massachusetts and recruited and equipped 2,300 men to fight in the not-so Civil War And commanded the 22nd Massachusetts regiment from late September to late October.
    • Funny Story: In July 1861 Wilson was present at the first battle of Bull Run, just outside of DC. There were many Senators, representatives, reporters and other elites there. They assumed a quick Union victory. Wilson rode out in a carriage with a picnic hamper of sandwiches to feed the troops. However the confederates routed the Union troops and Wilson was almost captured by the confederates while his carriage was crushed. He had to walk all the way back to Washington by foot.
    • In December 1861 Wilson introduced a bill to abolish slavery in DC. Signed into law in April 1862. Throughout the war he introduced several other abolishment bills that were signed into law.
    • In 1872, Wilson became the VP running mate for incumbent Ulysses Grant’s presidential campaign.
    • Wilson supported black civil rights(yay), voting rights for women(yay), federal education aid(boo), regulation of businesses(boo), and prohibition of liquor(boo). They ran on the working man’s candidate.
    • Grant and Wilson were elected but Wilson was involved in the credit mobilier scandal which Wilson admitted to. He accepted $2,000 from Union Pacific railroad to support legislation for the trans pacific railroad.
    • In May 1873, 2 months into his vice presidency he suffered a stroke and was in poor health until he died 2 years later from another stroke on November 22nd 1875 in the Capitol building.

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Special Guests: Joël Valenzuela

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May 20, 2017

Private cities, outlaws, coat of arms says so long, more bad news except for the LP. General Stark says Live Free.


  • Coat of Arms update
    • It’s official. Coat of Arms is closing.
      “Sadly we will be closing our doors for good on May 27th. We genuinely thought we had agreed terms on a new lease but things didn't go our way which was no ones(sic) fault it just didn't work out.”
  • Rochester Fair ends 143 year streak
    • "I think it's a sign of the times. Young folks now, they're home doing their DVDs, and games and all that stuff on their phones."
  • Dairy Bailout
    • Governor Sununu signed SB10 into law on April 25th effective immediately. This is a $2 million bailout of the dairy industry.
    • Not only is this milking the taxpayer, which is unethical, but it gives the milk industry an unfair advantage compared to other industries that were affected by the drought last year.
    • This will promote risky behavior because milk farmers will think that the state will bail them out again.
  • Portsmouth budget is increasing… again!
    • Portsmouth City Council at it again, proposing a 2.13% increase in the budget for 2018 and a property tax increase of 3.99%
    • As we’re speaking May 10th at 18:30 the City council is having their meeting about the budget
  • Another state rep switches to Libertarian party
    • Joseph Stallcop former democrat from Cheshire 4 (Keene) switched to the libertarian party on 05/10/2017
    • “Personally witnessing the situation at Standing Rock showed me the danger of relinquishing power and authority into an institution, while my time in Concord reinforced the ineptitude that can exist by those in charge. I originally joined the Democratic Party in hopes of making a difference through critical thinking and my classical liberal viewpoint, yet with the lack of unbiased data in caucuses as well as backlash on votes I’ve independently made, it seems there is no longer a place for me here. With a high regard for individuals personally working in their communities to implement positive change, I hereby transfer to the Libertarian Party”
  • City of Rochester doesn’t like when people help poor people
    • John Weeden, owner of Amazon park in Rochester owns the park and out of the kindness of his heart he hosts a free meal for residents because most of them are at the lowest rung of the economic ladder
    • The City of Rochester has order him to stop. Why? He doesn’t have a license.
    • Rochester has an ordinance saying free or not you need to have a license to serve food and have a health inspector inspect at least annually.
    • Now Weeden is applying to get a license and can’t reopen the kitchen until at least June because the next course doesn’t start until then.
  • Good News: Rochester resident volunteers to repaint downtown
    • David Walton, owner of Crown Point Industrial will be painting the façade of at least 2 and he hopes at least 10 to 12 buildings by the end of the summer.
    • Businesses have offered their equipment so that Walton can accomplish his goal.
  • Emails:
    • Christian emailed us in regard to the COAST bus story from last episode:
      • The COAST funding issue is even worse than you think. The plan by the Rockingham Planning Commission is to have them be the single source for all federal funds in our region, then they distribute them to other organizations. COAST's goal is to get as much money and grow as large as possible, just like government. I actually work for the Rockingham Planning Commission so I see all this stuff internally.”

Local happenings


Special Guest: Kathleen Wikstrom


  • Kathleen emailed in about our death penalty segment 2 episodes ago:
    • Few comments about your recent segment about the death penalty: The idea that one could voluntarily submit to Sharia Law makes no sense if you oppose the idea that one can alienate his will. That's the reason that contracts are written with penalties for non-compliance. The penalty is instead of requiring the person to fulfill the contract, because it would require alienation of will. A person can always change their mind, but they have to pay the pre-agreed penalty.

      Another idea I wish had been brought up is the idea of making someone an "outlaw" as an alternative to capital punishment for the most terrible crimes. While "outlaw" has come to mean a serious criminal, I read many years ago about its use in Ireland, and I thought it was a pretty good concept. It's explained pretty well at the very beginning of the Wikipedia page titled "outlaw":

      "In historical legal systems, an outlaw is declared as outside the protection of the law. In pre-modern societies, the criminal is withdrawn all legal protection, so that anyone is legally empowered to persecute or kill them. Outlawry was thus one of the harshest penalties in the legal system. In early Germanic law, the death penalty is conspicuously absent, and outlawing is the most extreme punishment, presumably amounting to a death sentence in practice. The concept is known from Roman law, as the status of homo sacer, and persisted throughout the Middle Ages."

      Basically, it is saying that this person has shown such disrespect for law (and generally, in such a way that restitution cannot be sufficient) that they no longer deserve its protection. If someone rapes your daughter and is declared an outlaw, you can kill him without any legal ramifications. That doesn't protect you from social ramifications, but the more "deserving" the criminal was of what he got (and especially the more he/she is perceived as an ongoing threat), the lower the social ramifications would be. At least in these situations, the person who seeks justice on his own is taking personal responsibility for it. I think it's an interesting concept.


Philosophy of Liberty

  • Outlawry


Seacoast History

  • General John Stark
    • “Live free or die, death is not the greatest of evils”
    • 1728: Born in Londonderry(now Derry), NH to Scots-Irish immigrants who left Scotland because of the Test Act(I can go into this below) and then left Derry in Northern Ireland.
      • The Test Act enforced upon all persons filling any office, civil or military, the obligation of taking the oaths of supremacy and allegiance and subscribing to a declaration against transubstantiation and also of receiving the sacrament within three months after admittance to office. (basically prohibiting catholics and nonconformist religions)
    • When Stark was 25 he joined the Rogers’ Rangers during the 7 Years war(aka French and Indian war). Roger’s Rangers was an independent ranger company of light infantry. Not part of the regular army. Tasked with mainly reconnaissance, as well as conducting special operations against distant targets.
    • After that war he retired as captain(1763)
    • War for American Independence
      • Immediately went back into the military after first shots
      • He led 800 men, which he organized quickly before NH state legislature could which was the largest group in Massachusetts or NH
      • He was given the rank of colonel of the 1st NH regiment
      • Fought at Bunker Hill. his son who was 15 fought at the battle as well.
      • Washington asks Stark and his men to join the continental army, they agreed.
      • Stark was with Washington at the battles of Princeton and Trenton in late 1776 and early 1777 respectively.
      • Washington asked Stark to go back to NH to recruit more men.
      • Finds out that fellow NH Colonel, Enoch Poor, was promoted to Brigadier General even though Poor refused to march his militia at Bunker Hill and kept them at home.
      • Resigned in March 1777 in disgust but pledged his future aid to NH if it should be needed.
      • Four months later, NH offered Stark a position as Brigadier General for the NH militia. He accepted on the strict condition that he wouldn’t be answerable to the Continental Army.
      • Assembled 1,492 men in civilian clothes with their personal firearms.
      • Stationed in southern Vermont 1777
      • General Benjamin Lincoln of the Continental army, who Stark also didn’t think deserved his position. Told Stark to reinforce Schuyler’s army on the Hudson, Stark said no and stayed in southern Vermont.
      • British Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum in charge of 700 men mostly Germans, attempted to capture Bennington VT. Stark’s 1,800 men surrounded Baum’s army allegedly saying "We'll beat them before night or Molly Stark's a widow."
      • Baum was killed and his men gave up.
      • Reinforcements arrived for the British but Seth Warner’s Green Mountain Boys came and forced them to withdraw
      • Historian Mark M Boatner wrote, “As a commander of New England militia Stark had one rare and priceless quality: he knew the limitations of his men. They were innocent of military training, undisciplined, and unenthusiastic about getting shot. With these men he killed over 200 of Europe's vaunted regulars with a loss of 14 Americans killed.”
      • The Battle of Bennington and the subsequent Battle of Saratoga changed the direction of the war, Britain couldn’t isolate New England and was the catalyst for American victory.
      • Stark was promoted to Brigadier General in October 1777
    • After the war, Stark retired to his farm in what is now Manchester. He is probably the only true Cincinnatus of the Revolutionary War Generals as he is the only one who truly retired from public life.
    • In 1809 Stark then 81 was invited by a group of other veterans to Bennington but had to decline due to ill health. In his letter here
    • Lived until the age of 94 died in 1822

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May 2, 2017

On this episode of the Freecast, The Coat Lives, Coast Transportation is a Sieve, and the north country gets combative. Let’s hit it.


Coat of arms, staying or going?

Seacoast online came out with an article on April 14th that caused a bit of a stir, claiming that the historic district commission approved the renovation and creation of a new restaurant where the coat of arms currently is.
When Seacoast online tried to reach Coat of Arms for comment, whoever answered said we have no comment and hung up.
And the Coat of Arms had a hilarious response on their facebook page the following day, April 15th saying that “If we ever decide to knock it on the head we will let you know.” and had the Monty Python’s Holy Grail clip from the “I’m not dead yet” scene.
Assuming this article is correct, the new design for the building would paint the exterior white and on the right facing side of the building there is a huge jackalope(a rabbit with deer antlers)
Former city councilor Esther Kennedy questioned the art during public comment on the project saying she was “really discouraged” by the artwork.
“I’m looking at this when I realized it was a bunny rabbit I was thinking ... is this the bunny palace or what is it we’re promoting here? I’m having a hard time with that particular piece of art.”

Portsmouth's recent fire on state street sparks the oh-so-predictable debate on whether the fire code needs to be updated.

Portsmouth Fire Chief, Steve Achilles, told Portsmouth city council that a sprinkler system probably would have saved State Street Saloon.
City Councilor Eric Spear referenced the lack of a sprinkler system in the State Street Saloon building and said “what might be good for other parts of New Hampshire, might not be good for Portsmouth.”
In terms of requiring restaurants to use sprinkler systems, Portsmouth’s ordinances are based on state fire code, Achilles said.
The state code requirements are based on the type of building, what it’s used for, the number of seats, and the number of people who visit the establishment.
The state code didn’t require the State Street Saloon building to be sprinkled. Due to the Dillon rule, it’s improbable that the city of Portsmouth can pass an ordinance regulating sprinklers further than state law.
Questions for Mike: What would happen in a stateless society if you owned an adjacent building? Would you have recourse?

Rochester fairgrounds in financial trouble, may not have a fair this year

Approximately $1 million in the hole
$800k in mortgage debt and $150k needed for capital improvements
The fair hasn’t made money for at least the past 5 years
The fair has been an annual tradition every September since 1874, this would be the 144th fair this September.
Private funding for fair so that’s cool...

COAST bus looking for a free ride from the taxpayer

The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, more commonly known as the COAST bus is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
Their annual budget is $6.2 million partly funded from bus fares, advertising and federal and local dollars.
About 60 percent of the government funding COAST receives is federal money.
In all communities except Somersworth, most bus rides cost $1.50 regardless of boarding location or destination. COAST offers several ticket options, including a 15-ride punch ticket for $20 and a monthly pass for $52. Most routes are free for passengers displaying a valid University of New Hampshire or Wildcat Transit ID.

Special Guest Kyle Mohney!

Freecoast Festival information - “Living a Voluntary Life, Today!” Why can’t we start living our principles today, without waiting for the government to get out of our lives?

At Freecoast Festival, we will be talking about that. We will have a panel on parenting voluntarily headed by Ken Justice to talk about ways that we can raise our children without coercion and force.

Our two main speakers, Hannah Braime and Jake Desyllas, will also be talking specifically about this topic and go more in-depth with how they live their voluntary life.

Philosophy of Liberty

Homeschooling vs Unschooling. What is the difference? How do Kyle and Rodger educate their children?

Seacoast History

Republic of Indian Stream

Land border with Vermont
Only town in NH to border Maine and Vermont
More than double the size of the next largest town in NH, (Lincoln)
Treaty of Paris 1783 resolving the American Revolution created an ambiguity, Typical government…
Relevant text from the treaty, “... (westward) along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the northwesternmost head of the Connecticut River; thence down along the middle of that river to the forty-fifth degree of north latitude; from thence by a line due west on said latitude ... "
The surveyor of the 45th parallel put the line about ¾ mi north of the actual parallel giving more land to Vermont
To be fair, the lands at that time were mostly inhabited by Indians and was most likely never visited by whites so the physiology of the rivers and tributaries probably wasn’t known
For those who don’t know the geography, the Connecticut river forms the western border of NH and around the northern border of Vermont, the river has a bend eastward and then northward at the 4 Connecticut lakes. So the start of the Connecticut river starts about halfway between Vermont and Maine and the tip of the “cap”
The key issue is what is the northwesternmost head, Is it the head of the actual named river? Or is it the head of the northwesternmost tributary?
Both Britain and NH claimed both of these areas
Most of the settlers of the area were from the US, only a handful of families were from Lower Canada(modern day Quebec).
The area became de facto part of NH. And taxes were paid to NH from time to time.
By 1830 a majority of the inhabitants said that it Indian Stream was part of the United States but not NH.
The federal officers of NH and Vermont then countered in 1831, levying customs duties on their goods as they entered the states
In 1831 British Canada forced some of the Indian Stream citizens to perform military duty
July 9th 1832 Indian Stream declared independence and passed a constitution, I read it all. Very similar to the US constitution with exception of the branches of government. (Can elaborate if necessary)
Most relevant part of the Constitution:
“Part Second — Form of Government
The people inhabiting the Territory formerly called Indian Stream
Territory do hereby solemnly and mutually agree with each other to form themselves into a body politic by the name of Indian Stream and in that capacity to exercise all the powers of a free, sovereign and independent state, so far as it relates to our own internal Government till such time as we can ascertain to what government we properly belong.”
The first couple of years there wasn’t much incident.
July 1835 the sheriff of Coös County asked for the militia to come.
The sheriff preceded the militia and appeared before the assembly in August and issued an ultimatum saying we will occupy by force or “voluntarily”
The assembly capitulated and gave up and ceded authority to NH.
British not happy
In October 1835 deputy sheriff of Coös county, Richard Blanchard and fellow “streamer” led a small party to arrest John Tyler(no relation to President Tyler) for an unpaid hardware store debt and escape arrest on the way to Lancaster to jail.
Later on that month three men, one of whom was Tyler, came to Blanchard’s house and arrested him on the ground that Blanchard had been concerned in an unlawful attempt to arrest Tyler, a subject of His Majesty. And brought him to nearby Hereford in Lower Canada.
Blanchard’s 14-year-old son, roused alarm throughout the town and the NH leaning men went south to alert the citizens of NH of the arrest.
About 30 men came to Blanchard’s rescue in Canada and retrieved him.
A $5 bounty was awarded for the arrest of Tyler.
Two of the thirty men went by horseback to Canadian judge Alexander Rea’s house armed to arrest Tyler. Rea ordered them off the king’s highway and one of the people tried to grab the horse by the griddle and the others started throwing rocks towards the 2 men. A warning shot from the NH party was fired and the rest of the thirty men came
The Canadian judge went running for the woods with his party but was caught and fell then surrendered. One Canadian was shot in the groin but survived and Judge Rea had a saber injury to his scalp.
This incident causes the NH militia to send 50 troops to occupy Indian Stream to avoid any further uprising.
This caused a diplomatic crisis and both British and American governments decided a war started over an unpaid hardware store debt wasn’t a good idea.
Canada kept a hands-off approach until the border was resolved.
1840 residents petition to change the name of the town to Pittsburg, named after William Pitt, Prime Minister of England.
1842 Webster-Ashburton treaty is signed, ending the border dispute.


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Apr 15, 2017

On this episode of the Freecast, the Portsmouth plastic bag ban gets a reprieve from the man, but it’s the man known as Jeb who wants to keep marijuana in perpetual prohibition. Is he that tone deaf to not know it’s the people’s volition to free ourselves from that submission? Is he just a shill for the po po and other special interest technicians? But on the bright side, FF17 tix are for sale son! Next on this transmission of the Freecast.


Update on the Plastic Bag Ban
The city of Portsmouth have once again postponed a vote on a plastic bag ban and will not be brought up before the council again before being examined by Portsmouth’s city manager.
Former 3-term State Rep Fred Rice spoke in opposition to the ban saying the city if they proposed the ban said that by passing this ordinance the city would probably have a lawsuit against this as this ban discriminates against some businesses but not all. He noted as Matt did that businesses use the plastic bags because of economic reasons and would raise costs if they were banned.
A related bill, HB 481 going through the state to delegate this power to ban plastic bags by municipalities was deemed inexpedient to legislate earlier this year.
Hopefully, this will finally put to bed this insane ordinance proposal.

Jim Boyle Toyota dealership update.
Jim is appealing the government taking away almost 5 acres of his property due to Eminent Domain

5 alarm fire destroys State Street Saloon building in Portsmouth
At 12:30 on Monday morning, Portsmouth Fire Department got a call in the Kitchen area of State Street Saloon. Within 2 hours the entire three-story building collapsed. Luckily everyone got out safely.
The four-story brick building where part of the dining room was in an adjacent building is still standing and the fire dept says it is structurally sound. But may be torn down if the property owners decide because it suffered damage from the fires.
The Red Cross has volunteers helping out the residents who were displaced by the fires.
A GoFundMe page has been started for those affected by the State Street Saloon fire in Portsmouth at Donations are also being collected at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth. BRGR Bar of Portsmouth is offering free food to residents of the building through April with a utility bill or pay stub.

Shipyard brings in $756 million in economic activity in 2016.
Nearly $500 million is in civilian payroll an increase in $14 million over 2015
200 more employees were hired in 2016. The total amount of employees is 6,914.
New Hampshire’s 2,535 civilian workers were paid $177,703,837 in wages with Rochester and Dover accounting for the yard’s largest Granite State contingency at 413 and 365 employees respectively. Shipyard workers live in more than 58 Granite State communities.
Here is statism at its finest.
All these jobs are paid for with either stolen money or money printed out of thin air.
When libertarians want to close these places down because they’re immoral and unnecessary it draws criticism from both the political left and right.

Crazy state senator tries to hijack marijuana decriminalization bill
State Senator Jeb Bradley is calling for major changes in a Pot Decrim bill that passed the house 318-36 last month.
The bill decrims pot possession up to 1 ounce from a misdemeanor to a violation, subject to fine only of $100, and prohibits police from arresting someone for it.
Jebby wants to remove the non-arrest provision. And proposed reducing the decrim quantity to ½ ounce.
How tone deaf can you be?
Bradley says the amendments are a response to feedback from law enforcement, feedback, I might add they had plenty of time to give during the house bill hearings but refused to.
What we’re looking at is a small minority of people trying to hijack liberty for the entire state population.
Poll on asks: “Does it make sense to continue arresting people for small quantities of pot, like Sen Bradley suggests? 1780 respondents. 80% say no.

Local happenings

HUGE NEWS!!! The Fourth Annual Freecoast Festival Tickets Available NOW!
The Freecoast Festival is an opportunity for our local liberty community to come together and for prospective movers to see what life is really like on New Hampshire's Seacoast.
Festivities begin with a Friday evening social gathering at The Praxeum in Portsmouth, where food will be provided. This will be where registration occurs and will give you an opportunity to network and meet all of the attendees and speakers. Saturday morning features a speaker series, a live broadcast of the Freecoast's own podcast "Freecoast Freecast", and ends with one of our keynote speakers, Hannah Braime from "Becoming Who You Are" at the iconic music venue, The Stone Church in Newmarket.
The Saturday evening coastal cruise is the festival's banner event. We'll board the Thomas Laighton and make our way down New Hampshire's spectacular seacoast, while enjoying an included catered meal, and keynote speech by Jake Desyllas from, "The Voluntary Life".
Sunday we will bring back by popular demand our Entrepreneur Day!
Space is truly limited to reserve your place today. General admission tickets are required for entry to talks. Pre-paid add-on cruise tickets AND general admission tickets are required to take the cruise. Sorry, no refunds.
Children under four years old, when accompanied by an adult, may attend for free.
Tickets are $30 for general admission and a further $100 for the cruise. Bitcoin and Ethereum accepted.
And don’t delay, tickets purchased before June 1st get a complimentary T-shirt.

Philosophy of Liberty

Three Sirens of Tyranny.


Seacoast History

Phillips Exeter Academy
Did you know we have one of the most prestigious high schools in the world?
Alumni include: Daniel Webster, Franklin Pierce, Daniel Dennett, Gore Vidal, Dan Brown and Mark Zuckerberg
The academy was founded in 1781 by John Phillips, a Harvard graduate banker and merchant and originally from Andover Ma. His nephew founded Phillips academy in Andover 3 years earlier.
March 1783 56 students started the first class with free tuition.
1795 Phillips died and granted ⅔ of his estate to the Academy.
In 1818 “the golden Branch” society was formed at the school to help students public speaking skills, now known as the Daniel Webster Debate Society
Abraham Lincoln’s son Todd went to the academy and the future president visited in March 1860 the year he was elected
In 1930 Oil magnate and philanthropist Edward Harkness wrote a letter to the academy just before making a $5.8 million donation
“What I have in mind is a classroom where students could sit around a table with a teacher who would talk with them and instruct them by a sort of tutorial or conference method, where each student would feel encouraged to speak up. This would be a real revolution in methods.”
This method is pretty cool, instead of an authoritarian approach where you just have to regurgitate what the teacher says on a test and forget about it. The teacher and the students are all equals and the teacher just provides the tools for the discussion and the students lead the way.
In 1970 the Academy trustees changed to have co-ed, allowing women in that fall.
PEA currently has a student to teacher ratio of 5:1.
2017-2018 1 year tuition costs $50,880 for boarding students and $39,740 for day students. There are $22 million dollars available in financial aid grants which are not loans and don’t need to be paid back for students from poorer families who qualify.
The complex takes up more than 600 acres of downtown Exeter.


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* 2 general admission tickets
* 1/4 page logo

* Level 2 ($500) x5
* 5-minute presentation schedule TBD (build these into the Stone Church schedule at least 5 of them)
* 2 cruise tickets
* 2 t-shirts
* 1/2 page logo

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* 4 cruise tickets (all inclusive)
* 4 t-shirts
* 1 full page logo (back page)
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Apr 3, 2017
On this episode of the Freecast, the city of Portsmouth pours gas all over the Gaslight's plans for summer fan, and it's Attorney Sullivan that comes across looking like a gas bag, huffing and puffing. And speaking of a puff, if you're in prison for a drug offence in Massachusetts, there's a good shot your conviction will be vacated next week because of massive corruption, but will tax payers be funding the restitution? You bet your butt. And the Ballroom's an institution. Next on the Freecast.



Portsmouth city government stick their meddling hands in local business.

City of Portsmouth and The Gas Light restaurant are going to court May 12. TGL is suing Portsmouth to prevent them from forcing an enclosure to be built around their outdoor deck space. Portsmouth health dept ordered its outdoor deck to be enclosed, saying that was part of the permitting process. But this is this the first time the HD has requested it in 26 years of operation. 


"Attny Sullivan (op Ports)replies in his answer to the suit, "The city has worked with many proprietors of outdoor restaurants and all of them have worked with the city to create appropriate barriers to protect the equipment uses in outdoor bars and restaurants from the health risks of rats, insects and other vectors of disease that can injure public health, which includes not only the citizens of Portsmouth but its visitors." 

And of course Attny Sullivan says: ""The Health Officer has the authority to prevent the use of unprotected equipment not only because it fails to protect the public health by eliminating the access of rats, other rodents, birds, insects, pollution, intentional tampering and contamination by people, but also presents a public health nuisance by providing food, water and harborage to these pests, which attracts and sustains their population." By any means necessary is what he means 


County Correctional officer caught sneaking heroin into County Jail 

A correctional officer was arrested after allegedly attempting to bring heroin into the county jail on Wednesday, according to law enforcement.  Bryant Shipman, 25, of Rochester, was charged with delivery of articles, a felony, according to a release from the Strafford County Sheriff's Office. Shipman was detained before entering the housing area of the facility. 

Sheriff David Dubois said Wednesday night the investigation has been ongoing for about a month. He would not comment on whether investigators believe Shipman was providing the controlled drug to inmates or how much heroin was alleged to been found on him. Dubois did say future charges are possible. 

Shipman is being held on $35,000 cash bail at the Strafford County jail where he worked. 


MA is preparing to vacate nearly 24,000 Tainted drug convictions 

MA prosecutors are taking this step because drug lab chemist Annie Dookahn pled guilty in 2012 of falsifying test results in favor of law enforcement and tampering with evidence over a nine year period starting in 2003. That adds up to 1 in 6 drug cases in MA during that time period. 

The MA chapter of the ACLU pressed the court to vacate en-masse because they said it would take 48 years to assign public defenders to each defendant. 

The court declined this but ordered state prosecutors to dismiss all cases they would not or could not re-prosecute. They have 90 days to comply. On April 18th


New Hampshire leads United States in car affordability 

Go Banking dot com survey results say that It’s cheaper by far to own and operate a car in New Hampshire than anywhere else in the nation. 

The three-year cost to own an average car here is $9,021 which is $1,067 less than in North Carolina, the second most affordable state. 

Here’s how New Hampshire stacked up in the major categories: 
• Auto Insurance: $941 per year, fifth lowest in the U.S.; Maine was lowest in the nation, Michigan highest with an average bill of $2,738. New Hampshire does not mandate automobile insurance coverage and it’s a fault state, meaning rates are raised for those who cause accident claims; 
• Repairs: $389 annually, 22nd lowest in the US; Maine was fifth lowest and the U.S. average was $387 
• Taxes: $0, New Hampshire is one of only four states that does not levy a sales tax on car sales. 

However, the survey didn't include the municipal registration fee which varies town to town. A new 3000 lb. Vehicle is $540 in Concord 


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Local happenings

  • April 8th Spring Potluck! 4pm at The Praxeum in Portsmouth


Philosophy of Liberty

  • An Eye for an Eye: Debating the Death Penalty 


Seacoast History

  • Casino Ballroom 
  • Massachusetts businessman, Wallace D. Lovell, owner of the Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company financed the construction of a two-story wood-frame building to draw people to the Hampton Beach area and stimulate business. The building, which opened its doors on July 15, 1899, calling it the "Hampton Beach Casino." 
  • At that time, the word "casino" did not mean a gambling establishment as it does today. The word is Italian for "summer house" and came to describe a social gathering place, a room or building where one could dance, listen to music, and gamble. 
  • It has been the center attraction at one of New England's most popular summer resorts for more than 100 years. 
  • The Casino provided entertainment for the whole family. Vaudeville shows ran in the Opera House; a penny arcade, merry go-round, and shooting range, complete with live ammunition and clay pigeons were added below, on the street level. Baseball, now popular to many, was played frequently in the back to sizable crowds. Beginning in the first two weeks in July when the mills shut down, workers escaped their dark, ten-hour work days and streamed to the shore for sunlight and fresh air. Running on the new alternating current, the trolleys made the resort accessible to those near and far. The droves grew larger with the automobile's advent, and by 1914, hundreds of Henry Ford's inexpensive Model T's were parked in front of the Casino. 
  • In 1927, the Hampton Beach Casino was purchased by John J. Dineen, John Cuddy, and Napoleon Demara and a new era in the Casino's history began. A little more than a quarter of a century after the Casino's founding, radio, records and motion pictures were creating a new kind of entertainer - the national star. The new owners quickly moved to design a "ballroom" large enough to accommodate 5,000 people. 
  • Patterned on old English ballrooms, the new owners incorporated part of the old Opera House and added space toward the south end of the complex. The ballroom's wooden dance floor was one of the largest in the region and it soon became the most popular nightspot in the area. Each week, more than 20,000 people danced in the air-conditioned ballroom. 
  • The rules were strictly enforced. One hot night, Tommy Dorsey dared to remove his suit coat. Dineen upbraided the bandleader and Dorsey promptly put his jacket back on. 
  • Dineen's adamancy made the nightspot secure. William J. O'Brien, a frequent patron, told the Boston Globe in 1976, "The ballroom was the only place where mothers would let unescorted girls go because they knew how well policed it was. You got away with nothing, believe me." 
  • In the 60's, rock 'n roll started to creep into the Ballroom, the businessman in Dineen couldn't resist the lucrative allure of rock 'n roll. People paid ten times more admission than the check-dancers had.. 
  • One fateful night in July, 1971, more than 3,999 ticket-less fans showed up to a sold-out Jethro Tull show. A human tidal wave besieged the building, fans scaling walls and dropping through skylights on the roof. Though no one was injured, ten youths were arrested and one police officer was injured. It was immediately following this event that the town of Hampton banned any further rock performances. "With great respect for John Dineen, who over the years has conducted a fine, clean operation, it is with regret that the action had to be taken." 
  • During the mid 1970's, long-awaited transformation began. The Casino complex was taken over by a group of area businessmen determined to bring back the Grande Dame. 
  • In 1976, Dineen's family sold the Hampton Beach Casino to a group of local businessmen. The plan was to restore the Casino to its original style. 
  • The former Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, reopened in the mid-1970's as the "Club Casino". The Club introduced a Vegas-style showroom with cocktails, 1,600 chairs and tables and a 144-foot bar (which was, at the time, the longest bar in New England!). 
  • But the ghost of Jethro Tull still haunted the Casino. Town officials remained hostile and in the eyes of music agencies, simply remodeling was not enough. 
  • Due to its limited seating capacity, the strategy was to work at catching both rising and falling stars to build back the Ballroom's reputation with the industry and to eventually grab bigger stars at their peak.  
  • Between 1977 and 1982, more than one million dollars in renovations were completed, work which included rewiring the entire building, demolishing the Ocean House hotel and partially revamping the interior of the complex. The most obvious work done to date is the buildings' new white-columned facade which was completed in February 1982.  
  • Repeated sell-outs in the 1980's allowed Club Casino to hold as many as 50 shows in a three month period. This grueling pace managed to take a toll and as the 1990's grew near it was evident that change would once again be needed in order to revitalize the historic building.  
  • The early 1990's saw a change in management, with various cohorts taking a stab at running the Casino. For a short while, the Casino experienced a bit of a bad reputation - strict no dancing rules" and rough bouncers - and as a result, some of the large name acts were passing over the venue during their summer tours. Change was needed and, in the minds of the Casino partners, it would entail a visit to the past. Hence, the Casino Ballroom was reborn. Customer service was of utmost importance, as was returning the Ballroom to its once-unparalleled fame and prestige. The goal, in short, was to play host to hundreds of thousands of patrons with one thing in mind - to have fun. 
  • The Schaake family - Fred, Sr., Fred, Jr. and daughter, Kristin - took ownership. They began to build the Casino Ballroom back to form and the magic was almost immediate. One summer evening in 1995 soon became an unforgettable night when Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead performed with his band Ratdog on the eve of Jerry Garcia's death. Thousands of Garcia fans and numerous television crews surrounded the building, mirroring, in an instant, the fateful Jethro Tull concert some 15 years prior. However, with the new management in place, event security on tight duty and the new approach to customer service, the night went off without a hitch and has proven to be one of the most revered shows in the Casino Ballroom's history. 

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Mar 22, 2017

On this episode of the Freecast EZ pass shuts down to amass vast annoyance. And what annoys me is the whole paper or plastic debate keeps popping up as the ignorant harass faster than the practical can produce facts. I know plastic is empirically better by a wide crevasse. We’ve also got the LPNH convention and fighting fraud in the free market next on the Freecast.


  • EZPass website being taken down for weeks…drivers will incur violations if they run a negative balance during the down time. In what private enterprise world would this be acceptable?
  • Paper or Paper?
    • On Monday, March 6th Portsmouth city council unanimously voted to postpone the first hearing for a plastic bag ban vote until March 20th.
    • City Councilor Brad Lown brought the issue forward with fellow councilor Josh Denton.
    • Reason: 1. It is good for the environment and 2. To change people’s habits
    • Luckily, not everyone in Portsmouth at the city hall Monday was inept and Resident Erik Anderson said, there are "more cons to banning these particular certain type of plastic bags then there is benefit." "In my opinion, this particular issue is a social decision”
    • Resident Jim Lee said the proposed ban was, "a solution in search of a problem." and “I don't really see a whole lot of plastic bags blowing around”
    • Here’s what the proposed ordinance says, “no store, to include a grocery store or a pharmacy, shall provide a single-use carryout plastic bag to a customer” “A customer shall be charged a minimum of ten cents for each recycled paper bag provided by the store (the Paper Bag Cost Pass-Through)”
    • 10 cent paper bag charge is to “encourage” people to use reusable bags.
  • The unintended consequences of the hands-free law
    • Portsmouth PD has deployed a stealth “low profile” cruiser, that doesn’t look like a police cruiser but is there to enforce...traffic laws.
    • What a waste of money!
    • Police chief David Mara said that it’s so stealth that he asked it not to be photographed. Well, thanks to people on facebook we’ve been able to find this “stealth cruiser” It is a completely black SUV Ford Explorer with the words “Police” still visible on the side and a bullbar on the front like every police car has.
    • Very stealthy, indeed.(sarcasm)
    • Unfortunately, 10 people on the March 4th-5th weekend got ticketed by the cruiser for using electronic devices.
    • Mara said, “You can get them all day long” “It’s still very prevalent and still very dangerous”
    • He added, “People see a black-and-white cruiser and they start to act accordingly. This doesn't look like a cruiser”
    • The police are intentionally trying to deceive people. And they claim the reason they’re doing this is because the most frequent complaint he gets from residents is traffic enforcement.
  • LPNH Convention
    • Rodger explains what happened at the LPNH convention.

Local happenings 

  • Thursday meetups
  • 1st Sunday monthly Praxeum Free Market
  • Spring potluck April 8th at 4:00 pm

Philosophy of Liberty 

  • Fighting Fraud on the Free Market

Seacoast History 

  • Slavery in New Hampshire
    • New Hampshire - awesome, but - NH dark past - like rest of world
    • Rarely hear - slavery - north but it did exist, even here!
    • Question: When was slavery officially abolished in New Hampshire?
    • Briefly mentioned slavery in NH before. Back in episode 22 Outrage Addiction.  William Whipple freed slave Prince - fighting for freedom from Britain yet he was a slave.
    • The first known black person in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, came from the west coast of Africa in 1645. Captured one Sunday slave merchants attacked his village in Guinea, killing approx. hundred persons and wounding others. When the General Court learned of the raid and kidnapping, ordered the merchants to return the African to his home. Slavery was NOT the issue of concern, as it was legal. The court was "indignant" that raiders had violated the Sabbath and that they had committed "ye haynos and crying sin of man stealing."(sic)
    • New Hampshire - one of few colonies - no tariffs on slave importation.
    • Portsmouth - slaves imported- smuggled into other colonies.
    • As across the North, wartime attrition destroyed slavery as a viable economic institution. Between 1773 and 1786, the number of New Hampshire slaves fell from 674 to 46. Many obtained freedom by running away to the British in Boston, others by serving in the Continental Army. Desperate to fill its regiments, New Hampshire had offered bounties to slaveholders who manumitted black recruits.
    • Slaves were removed from the rolls of taxable property in 1789, but the act appears to have been for taxing purposes only. The 1790 census counted 158 slaves; but in 1800, there were only 8. Portsmouth traders participated legally in the slave trade until 1807. No slaves were counted for the state in 1810 and 1820, but three are listed in 1830 and one in 1840.
    • A commonly accepted date for the end of slavery in New Hampshire is 1857, when an act was passed stating that "No person, because of descent, should be disqualified from becoming a citizen of the state." The act is interpreted as prohibiting slavery. By a strict interpretation, however, slavery was outlawed only on Dec. 6, 1865, when the 13th amendment went into effect. (Ratified by New Hampshire July 1, 1865.)
    • New Hampshire was one of the more liberal states of the North in terms of restrictive laws. Except for barring blacks from the militia, it left them to do most other things. For instance, in 1860, New Hampshire was one of only 5 states that allowed blacks to vote.
      • Interesting side story, in Canaan NH in March 1835 at the Newly founded Noyes academy 28 white and 14 black students started classes at this new private school. Basically this was a pet project from abolitionists and they had to ship black kids from New York City. The school’s policy was "to afford colored youth a fair opportunity to show that they are capable, equally with the whites, of improving themselves in every scientific attainment, every social virtue, and every Christian ornament."
      • Abolitionists said it was a success, however, the town had a meeting on July 4th of that year and appointed a committee to get rid of the school for "the interest of the town, the honor of the State, and the good of the whole community (both black and white)."
      • On Aug. 10th the townspeople got 100 yoke of oxen and literally pulled the entire school off of its foundation to the town common and moved it next to the baptist church where the front door was inaccessible. 4 years later a fire of unknown origin burned the school down
    • In 1789 Governor Langdon signed a bill saying that slaves were no longer taxable property. Even after this, the amount of slaves dwindled, mostly due to how inefficient slavery was.
    • Even after slaves were freed they were discriminated against, there was even a negro court in Portsmouth. In churches, they were forced to sit in the back of the congregation usually in the balcony.
    • The known leaders of the Negro Court in Portsmouth were among nineteen slaves who submitted a petition to the state legislature in 1779 urging the release of all New Hampshire slaves from bondage and to officially end slavery in the state. They appealed to the lawmakers' religious, moral and political sense of justice, but no legislative action was taken on the petition. It was tabled, and the entire petition appeared in the newspaper with an editorial disclaimer noting that its publication was "for the amusement" of the newspaper's readers.
    • Currently, there is a Black Heritage Trail in Portsmouth which anyone can follow. Sources for everything mentioned today and more are linked in the show notes.

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Mar 3, 2017

On this episode of the Freecast, the most ridiculous job title I've ever heard is the Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator. I should have been more prepared during the podcast to respond to those absurd words. But what’s not absurd is NH’s #2 best state to live in rank in a recent USnews list, but second to Mass? Not so fast, or at least not as fast as Jory and Patrick’s legendary skim across Weirs channel. Badass, next on the Freecast.


Seacoast police departments are having a hard time finding minorities to hire, in a place that has a very small minority population. The local police departments make the point that all government departments should reflect the face of their community. So, if there are minorities in the community there ought to be minorities in the police community. They also say that if there are no minority police officers, then few minorities would want to be police officers since there are no role models.

Dover Police Chief Anthony Calarusso says, "I don't know why anybody would want to be a police officer nowadays." We couldn't agree more!

In 2014, only 33 of 478 officers who took the test to start the process of becoming a police officer identifies as a race other than white. In 2015, out of 411 test takers on 9 were black.

Andrew Smith, Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator, says recruiting and retaining minority officers is a matter of extreme importance, even in a state as homogeneous as New Hampshire. Why does this job even exist?


NH Governor Chris Sununununu signed the Constitutional Carry bill into law allowing those legally allowed to own a weapon to carry it concealed in public.


New Hampshire has the second highest in a list of state's property tax burden, according to Wallethub. However, the overall tax burden of NH put it in 47th place, with only Tennessee, Delaware, and Alaska having a lower tax burden.


Two men were arrested in Laconia for skimming, which is when a snowmobile skims along the top of the water. One of the men was driving the snowmobile while the other was being pulled behind on water skis. The two men posted a video of their victimless crime on social media, which led the Fish and Game to worry about copycats. The two men, Jory Vachon, 28, and Patrick Keefer, 32, both of Meredith are facing disorderly conduct charges in relation to the Saturday incident.

A Go Fund Me campaign was started to pay their fines and it has already brought in enough to pay the fines twice over. 


NH ranks as the second best state to live in, according to US News. However, this has to be taken with a grain of salt, since Massachusetts came in first place. New Hampshire was ranked third in education, fourth in health care, first in opportunity.


The Somersworth zoning board it refusing to change the zoning on a house to convert it into apartments because three neighbors are complaining. These neighbors are using the force of government to get their way.



North to Port is a podcast and musical album project created by our own Matt Carano.


Local happenings


Philosophy of Liberty

"The Road Map to a Free Society" a discussion. What form of tyranny needs to be overcome first?


Seacoast History 

  • Rochester Opera House
    • Opened Memorial Day Weekend 1908
    • Designed by Rochester native George Gilman Adams
    • Horseshoe Balcony, Grand Proscenium, near perfect acoustics(probably not up to Matt’s standards), intricate stenciling
    • Most interestingly, Adams invented a unique mechanism that raises the auditorium floor at an incline for amphitheater seating or levels the floor for dancing. It is the only place in the United States with the feature.
    • For nearly three decades, the Rochester Opera House was the hub for entertainment: plays, minstrels, vaudeville, concerts, ‘moving pictures’ and elegant balls and for civic events; inaugurals, political rallies, and lectures. Lacking an auditorium and a gymnasium, Rochester High School relied on the Opera House to stage their athletic events, assemblies, dances, and commencements.
    • Around WWII Spaulding High School had been built with its own gymnasium and auditorium
    • Floor moving system nearly dismantled but it wasn’t due to lack of funds.
    • Operation continued until 1974 with mostly Broadway replica musicals as many as 10 a summer.
    • Closed in 1974
    • By 1984 the Opera House lay in disrepair unused. Members of the Rochester Heritage Trust and Arts Rochester launched the first Opera House Restoration Project.
    • The estimate to repair the system in 1987 was $1,220,000.
    • 1997 Mayor Harvey Bernier said of the restoration project, “This project touches the very soul of Rochester - who we were yesterday, who we are today, and who we will be tomorrow. It is a defining moment for us, my friends, and believe me - we will not fail!" $300,000 in voluntary donations and some stolen taxpayer funds and 10,000 hours of volunteer labor, it was finally reopened soon after.
    • In 2007 the Opera house’s moving floor mechanism was failing and was almost closed again for its centennial year. More taxpayer dollars and donations came and it was repaired. Video in the show notes of the moveable floor in operation. It takes 45 minutes, 1” per minute
    • They have events weekly if not more frequent, from musicals, comedy shows, and concerts.
    • (railroad map 1898)
    • (video of the movable floor)

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