Cryptro-Craigslist and Penta -funds-are-gon Show Summary: Craigslist gives crypto option. CNN humiliated. American Express to remove signature requirement. Pentagon can’t keep track of trillions of dollars and thousands of soldiers. Philly steps toward banning bulletproof glass in shops. State sovereignty threatened by the Feds. Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano and Nick Boyle Engineered by: Matt Carano Produced by: Tom Hudson, Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle News Craigslist adds crypto ok button http://www.businessinsider.com/craigslist-added-a-button-to-accept-cryptocurrencies-as-payment-2017-12 CNN humiliated https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/ American Express customers will need no signature soon https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/11/american-express-stop-requiring-signatures/ Pentagon Audit http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-10/pentagon-undergo-first-ever-audit-after-decades-sloppy-accounting-and-missing-trilli http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/december/11/pentagon-audit-just-another-cover-up/ Philly pushes through bulletproof glass ban http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/07/outrage-as-philly-pushes-through-ban-on-bulletproof-glass-in-crime-plagued-neighborhood-shops.html State sovereignty threatened by the Feds https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-hampshire/articles/2017-12-12/drug-arrests-during-border-checkpoints-challenged-in-court?utm_campaign=Contact+Quiboat+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=quiboat&utm_content=&utm_term= Events Seacoast Liberty Meetup this week is in Exeter 6 PM Thursday. Board game night, Saturday Dec 30th, 5-12 Midnight at the Prax. The Big Question Last week's question: What percentage of your life should you give to the “cause”? This week's question: What is the best way to keep bad actors out of your liberty community
Pot Cannon & Saving the Environment Show summary: SCOTUS allows travel ban. TSA packs a gun for lunch. US Senate trying to make sure it knows every transaction you're doing. Vermin Supreme sues Concord. Pot cannon at the border. Panhandler gets settlement. Free market environmentalism. Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle Engineered by: Matt Carano Produced by: Tom Hudson, Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle News Travel ban passes SCOTUS (Nick) https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/politics/trump-travel-ban-supreme-court.html?referer=android-app://com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox TSA packs a lunch (Matt) http://www.unionleader.com/safety/TSA-worker-packed-a-lunch-and-a-gun-12042017?template=mobileart US Senate Bill would criminalize concealed ownership of cryptocurrency (Mike) https://btcmanager.com/us-senate-bill-s-1241-criminalize-concealed-ownership-bitcoin/amp/ Vermin supreme sues City of Concord (Nick) http://www.concordmonitor.com/Vermin-Supreme-sues-city-of-Concord-ahead-of-Clinton-booksigning-14105729 Pot cannon (Mike) http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/amp22958/van-with-cannon-shoot-drugs-to-us/ Panhandler (Mike) http://nh1.com/news/new-hampshire/manchester-panhandler-89-000-richer Free State Blockchain and Digital Assets Conference Recap (Matt) Events Board Game NIght Dec 30 5-12 (Nick) Don’t forget Thursdays Meetup Special Segment Free market environmentalism (Mike) Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ The Big Question Last week's question: Does culture follow politics or does politics follow culture? (Nick) Rodger: Politics almost always lags behind culture. Two cases in point: gay marriage and marijuana legalization. Harrison: Aside from the civil rights act (which as usual the Fed gov still screwed up on, but that's a different topic) I don't think there has been a time in the last century where politics didn't lag behind culture. This week's question: What percentage of your life should you give to the cause? (Nick)
Show Title: Net Neutrality & The World's Blockchain Hub Is Portsmouth NH Show summary: Net neutrality should go. Airbnb is a no go in Portsmouth. US government uses $17 million of taxpayer money to silence accusers of misconduct. NH man makes a marvelous recovery. Jasper is no longer speaker. Health insurance options are discussed as the open enrollment window closes. Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle Engineered by: Matt Carano Produced by: Tom Hudson, Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle News Net neutrality (Mike) http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/11/21/fccs-ajit-pai-touts-decision-to-end-obama-era-net-neutrality-rules.html Airbnb (Matt) http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171122/portsmouth-couples-appeal-of-airbnb-ban-rejected?rssfeed=true US Government Settlements (Nick) In past 20 years, $17 million taxpayer dollars in total have been spent on 264 settlements Conyers was accused of firing worker for refusing to succumb to his sexual advances Conyers settlement ordered that the accuser remain quiet https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/she-complained-that-a-powerful-congressman-harassed-her?utm_term=.dslB2EWkZ#.trDOoxgJj NH man dies, revived (Matt) http://nh1.com/news/new-hampshire/nh-man-medically-dead-during-mexico-vacation-beats-all-odds-twice http://whdh.com/news/specials/unbreakable-joes-road-back/ http://www.joesharronchallenge.com/ Jasper becomes new Agriculture Commissioner even though 2 republicans voted nay (Nick) http://www.wmur.com/article/jasper-named-new-agriculture-commissioner-with-help-from-democrats/13868623?src=app Breaking News: Gene Chandler of Bartlett becomes speaker nominee of NH House (Nick) 116-80 vote on second ballot Previous speaker in 2001-2004 3 NH Libertarians nominated Speaker Jim McConnell (R) http://www.wmur.com/article/house-republicans-choose-chandler-as-nominee-for-speaker/13969525 Homelessness on the seacoast (Mike) http://gatehouseprojects.com/homelessontheseacoast/2017/11/13/wentworth/ Portsmouth NH #1 bitcoin friendly community in the world(Nick)(Brief mention) https://news.bitcoin.com/six-of-the-worlds-most-bitcoin-friendly-neighborhoods/ Bittersweet news, woman with gun from glove box has job reinstated. (Brief Update)(Matt) http://nh1.com/news/new-hampshire/too-quick-on-the-trigger-nh-mom-who-lost-job-over-glove-box-gun-reinstated After recount my vote didn’t count (Nick)(Brief Update) Ended up being a tie and a tie means no keno www.fosters.com%2Fnews%2F20171122%2Frochester-recount-tie-vote-means-no-keno&usg=AOvVaw3T8Ox_ZMebzL-L375qZZwM Events Lakes Region Porcupines are running their toy drive for a 4th year helping kids from all over NH with 100% all funds going right to kids gifts. Monetary donations can be made to PayPal.me/lrptoydrive or Youcaring.com/LRPsanta Blockchain conference 12/1/17 Enlightenment 12/21/17 Health Insurance Buying Guide 2018 Venture Capitalist La Cascade du Chocolat QOTW “if #NetNeutrality helps little guys compete with internet giants, why are internet giants for net neutrality? Asking for a friend.” - Rep. Thomas Massie, KY 4th district. The Big Question Last week’s question: How can one be a voluntarist in practice, attempting to ignore the state, when the state has no problem finding you and encroaching upon you? Carol: Voluntarism for me is broader than just how I interact with the state. Professionally -- communicate goals to co-workers, get their input on how to achieve the necessary goal. Many people find they get more buy-in from colleagues if they feel they have a say in what they do, than when they are simply told what to do. Interpersonally -- build voluntary relationships with friends and loved ones. My mother is in her 80s, her boyfriend is in his 90s. I described them to my BF as "my mom and her companion". His face lit up and he said "I like that! Companion! It’s a word that describes two people who are together strictly because they WANT to be together." With the state, there are many options for voluntary participation: - Volunteer fire departments - Volunteer EMS responders - Supporting voluntary decisions, such as private trash pickup instead of municipal trash pickup. Have the residents decide whether they want to haul their trash to the dump, or pay someone to take it away. - Volunteering to maintain parklands -- NH State Parks is self-supporting -- they take NO money from the general fund, and 90% of trail work is done by volunteers Voluntarism only works when people execute on their promise to work for a goal. By volunteering to support our community, we demonstrate to our neighbors, and the state, how voluntarism can work - and it often works very well. Success begets success -- successful voluntary participation in the world around is will spawn more opportunities for voluntary participation in other aspects of this world. Next week’s question: Does culture follow politics or does politics follow culture? Send us an Answer to @freecastpodcast and we’ll read the best ones next week! Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/
Antitrust Smacks Of Cronyism On this episode; The Justice Department sues to block AT&T, Time Warner merger. Amazon takes over mail delivery Less democracy would help Congress avoid more Roy Moore debacles. Portsmouth , NH uses the State Liquor Dept to ban dancing. And, special guest BJ Mumford discusses peaceful coaching. Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle Engineered by: Matt Carano Produced by: Tom Hudson, Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle News Justice Dept sues to block ATT Time Warner Merger (Mike) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/att-time-warner-merger-justice-department-antitrust/ Your New Mailman Works For Amazon (Matt) https://fee.org/articles/your-new-mailman-works-for-amazon/ How Politics and bad decisions starved NY Subway https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/nyregion/new-york-subway-system-failure-delays.html?smid=pl-share To avoid debacles like Roy Moore, Repeal the 17th (Mike) http://thefederalist.com/2017/11/16/avoid-debacles-like-roy-moore-repeal-17th-amendment/ No Dancing at the goat http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171116/no-dancing-as-goat-opens Quote of the week: “Enjoy the music, but for God’s sake don’t move.” - Jonathan Flagg, attorney for The Goat ownerz Al Fleury Special Guest: BJ Mumford - Peaceful coaching Events Freestate Blockchain Digital Asset Conference Dec 1 Portsmouth December 1st in Portsmouth Tickets are still on Sale Jonathan Johnson of Medici Ventures (Overstock), Bruce Fenton, Matt, Darren Tapp Feast Of The Freecoast this Friday Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ Social media Question of the week: “How can one be a voluntarist in practice, attempting to ignore the state, when the state has no problem finding you and encroaching upon you? E.g. homeschooling as if the state does not exist, but the state can "revoke your privilege" to homeschool if you don't jump through their hoops. And if you do not obey the revokation, they can take away your children.” -Ken Justice Send us an Answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll read the best ones next week!
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) https://www.wsj.com/articles/study-estimates-war-costs-at-5-6-trillion-1510106400 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 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/01/grocery-costs-for-family/2104165/ 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) http://www.unionleader.com/education/home-schoolers-in-the-crosshairs-of-proposed-legislation-20171105 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) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5078805/Rene-Boucher-assaulted-Rand-Paul-devaluing-home.html My vote counted! (Nick) http://www.fosters.com/news/20171107/rochester-somersworth-ok-keno-dover-rejects-it Dublin, NH passes new ordinance prohibiting drug paraphernalia (Matt) http://www.unionleader.com/local-government/In-wake-of-relaxed-pot-laws-Dublin-passes-new-ordinance-11132017 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 https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ Social media No answer to our question last week If you have thoughts on the big question, tweet us @freecastpodcast
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?
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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 https://reason.com/archives/2017/10/31/corporations-are-not-as-powerful-as-you This one is crazy (Matt) http://whdh.com/news/police-new-hampshire-mother-had-loaded-gun-in-car-with-4-kids/ Same story from liberty perspective Same story from a liberty perspective: http://nhpoliticalbuzz.org/was-manchester-mom-wrongfully-arrested-for-daring-to-protect-her-family/ TSA precheck now fast tracks entrance to NFL stadiums https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/31/tsa-precheck-now-fast-tracks-your-entrance-to-nfl-stadiums/ Bill of Rights sought for Foster parents (Mike) http://www.unionleader.com/state-government/Bill-of-rights-sought-for-foster-parents-07102017 Ferrier school forced to have students have high school diploma or GED (Matt) http://ij.org/press-release/lawsuit-challenges-california-law-criminalizing-teaching-trade-skills/ The unintended consequences of Portsmouth’s parking problems (Nick) http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171025/parking-law-upsets-business-owner-with-handicap-placard Hollywood shows power of ostracism – but is it practicing collective punishment? (Matt) https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/31/netflix-suspends-house-of-cards-production-amid-spacey-allegat/ Events Venture Capitalists: BigFish Learning Community https://www.bigfishnh.org (Mike) The Big Question Are Rights Really Inalienable? Do Natural Rights Even Exist? Praxeum 2.0 (Maybe give this a week off) Fundraiser drive https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ 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!
News Update: Proposal for Amazon would be in Londonderry. (Nick) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=533923533622754&id=381270828888026 238 contenders. Decision will be made sometime next year https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/Anything/test/images/usa/RFP_3._V516043504_.pdf The Wakeup Call Crypto-Anarchists Need (Matt) https://www.dashforcenews.com/wake-call-crypto-anarchists-need/ When Prisons Become Nursing Homes (Mike) http://reason.com/archives/2017/10/22/when-prisons-become-nursing-ho Sununu asks Trump to stop deportations (Matt) http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171022/sununu-asks-trump-to-stop-deportations Dash Venezuela conference draws over 350 attendees (Nick) https://www.dashforcenews.com/new-dash-venezuela-conference-draws-350-attendees/ Venture Capitalists Cheddar: https://www.cheddar.com/ (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 https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-10-24/italy-ready-to-discuss-calls-for-great-autonomy-gentiloni Catalonia https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-10-24/catalonia-crisis-cannot-be-solved-by-elections-alone-justice-minister 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. http://www.becomingwhoyouare.net/ Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ 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!
News Jasper jolts to Agriculture Commissioner (Nick) http://www.wmur.com/article/wmur-first-sununu-to-recommend-speaker-jasper-as-new-state-commissioner-of-agriculture/12834907 Harvey “The Hurricane” Weinstein paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades (Matt) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html https://reason.com/blog/2017/10/13/cops-are-harvey-weinstein-of-sex-work Healthy Markets - Tesla fired 'hundreds' of workers this week over performance reviews (Mike) https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/13/tesla-fires-hundreds-of-workers-this-week/ Quebec quashes Uber demands, Uber stays put (Matt) https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/14/uber-is-not-leaving-quebec/ 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 http://extratv.com/videos/0-o2eskl66/ Free trade makes people nicer (Mike) “Societies that use markets extensively develop a culture of cooperation, fairness, and respect for the individual.” https://fee.org/articles/free-trade-makes-people-nicer/ Sununu won't let state troopers enforce federal immigration laws (Nick) http://www.unionleader.com/Sununu-wants-clear-lines-between-troopers-role,-ICE?template=mobileart Spain imprisons 2 leaders of Catalonia Independence movement. (Mike) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41646142 Universities riding urbanism wave (Mike) https://marketurbanismreport.com/urban-campus-housing-dorms-21st-century/ 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 http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171018/boston-area-stakes-amazon-hq-pitch-on-technology-talent The Big Question Do you regret voting for Trump? Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ Social media Question for listeners Send us an Answer to email@example.com and we’ll read the best ones next week!
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 https://freecoast.org/2017/10/10/approval-voting/ Pence’s pull out price: $88,000 (Matt) http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2017/october/10/mike-pence-s-expensive-stunt/ Hassan’s attack on Israel (Nick) http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171008/OPINION04/171009384 Supporting argument http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2017/08/02/69-oppose-aipacs-israel-anti-boycott-act/ Counter argument https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/07/27/israel-anti-boycott-bill-does-not-violate-free-speech/ More detailed analysis https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/07/25/theres-no-first-amendment-right-to-engage-in-anti-israel-boycotts-but-there-is-a-right-to-call-for-such-boycotts/ Heroin(e) documentary glosses over government blame (Mike) https://mises.org/blog/story-netflix%E2%80%99s-heroine-fails-cover Catalonia DOESN’T declare independence, but still on the table (Jake) https://qz.com/1098533/catalan-leader-carles-puigdemont-speech-on-independence-suspension-de-escalation-of-tension-article-155-mariano-rajoy/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/11/spanish-government-to-hold-crisis-talks-on-catalan-independence 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: http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/ 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 https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll read the best ones next week!
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) http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20170914/portsmouth-shut-down-freecoast-fest-says-organizer IMF finally figures it out (Mike) https://fee.org/articles/imf-head-predicts-the-end-of-banking-and-the-triumph-of-cryptocurrency/ 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 http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/SB12 Repeal of Commuters income tax http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB104 Students aren’t forced to go to a particular public school because of geography, aka Croydon Bill http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB386 Deregulated cryptocurrencies http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB436 People reporting a drug related emergency are immune from prosecution, even if they themselves are using illegal drugs http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB545 Firecrackers are legal http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/SB23 No longer need a licence to braid hair http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB82 Wine manufacturers can retail their product at their own wine retail outlet. http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB140 Chronic pain is added to the qualifying list of therapeutic cannabis and cannabis can be used for more qualifying medical conditions http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB157 http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB160 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. http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB474 Marijuana decriminalized up to ¾ oz. http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB640 People can play poker in private residences now, as long as it’s indoors. http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB164 Negatives Dairy Farmer bailout http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/SB10 Use of out-of-state drivers' licenses and nondrivers' identification cards will be recorded in the statewide centralized voter registration database. http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB430 Expansion of food facility inspections at the discretion of the department of health and human services. http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/SB221 If the state is the plaintiff it must be brought to court within 3 years http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/HB186 Increase in the amount of education hours a drug counselor needs to get a license. (270 hours to 300) http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/SB54 State police can enforce motor vehicle laws anywhere in the state, not just on the highways. http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/SB67 Stricter voting laws based on domicile http://www.gencourtmobile.com/2017/SB3 Spain police block Catalan referendum voters from voting (Matt) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41461032 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/02/ripples-from-catalan-referendum-could-extend-beyond-spain https://fee.org/articles/why-europeans-view-scottish-and-catalan-secession-differently-than-brexit/ No gun control proposals would have stopped the Vegas shooting (Mike) http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/03/this-is-the-time-to-defend-the-second-am https://reason.com/archives/2017/10/03/automatic-weapons-are-already-heavily-re Events (5 mins) There are liberty events all throughout the state almost every day. NHcalendar.org Freecoast Festival recap Powwow & Sunschool coming up on Sun Oct.15 Free State Blockchain Conference - Dec 1st @ Sheraton Harbourside Portsmouth http://blockchainnh.com/ 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 https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ Social media Follow us on Twitter @freecastpodcast Email: email@example.com
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.
Sponsorship message from Dash.org (Joel Valenzuela) for Freecoast Festival 2017.
Sponsorship message from Americans for Prosperity Sponsor (Ross Connolly) at the Freecoast Festival 2017.
This is the Praxeum 2.0 discussion by Mike Vine at the Freecoast Festival 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.
This is the speech from Vin Armani, An Agorist Sermon, during the Freecoast Festival 2017.
This is the Aligning Your Profession With Your Values segment with Ken Justice and Chris Rockwell) from the Freecoast Festival 2017.
This is the Raising Voluntary Kids panel from the Freecoast Festival 2017 event.
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.
Interview with Jake Desyllas - Freecast Bonus
Rodger interviews Jake to find out how he lives his voluntary life!
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.
Featuring: Host Matt Carano, Mike Vine, Nick Boyle and Rodger Paxton
Special Guests: None
Producer: Rodger Paxton
Editor: Matt Carano
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.
Featuring: Host Matt Carano, Mike Vine and Nicholas Boyle
Special Guests: Joël Valenzuela
Producer: Rodger Paxton
Editor: Matt Carano
Private cities, outlaws, coat of arms says so long, more bad news except for the LP. General Stark says Live Free.
Featuring: Host Mike Vine, Nicholas Boyle and Rodger Paxton
Special Guests: Kathleen Wikstrom
Producer: Rodger Paxton
Editor: Matt Carano
On this episode of the Freecast, The Coat Lives, Coast Transportation is a Sieve, and the north country gets combative. Let’s hit it.
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 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?
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...
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.
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.
Homeschooling vs Unschooling. What is the difference? How do Kyle and Rodger educate their children?
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.
Freecoast Fest will be here before you know it. We’re always looking for sponsors to help fund the event.
* Level 1 ($250) x50
* 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
* Level 3 ($2500) x1
* 15 minute presentation on boat
* 4 cruise tickets (all inclusive)
* 4 t-shirts
* 1 full page logo (back page)
And lastly, any sponsor will get a shout out right here on the freecast. To become a sponsor contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Paxton at email@example.com
Featuring: Host Matt Carano, Mike Vine, Nick Boyle and Rodger Paxton
Special Guest: Kyle Mohney
Producer: Rodger Paxton
Editor: Matt Carano