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.
Featuring: Matt Carano, Mike Vine, Nicholas Boyle and Rodger Paxton
Producer: Pax Libertas Productions
Editor: Matt Carano
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?
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.
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Featuring: Host Matt Carano, Mike Vine, Nick Boyle and Rodger Paxton
Producer: Rodger Paxton - Pax Libertas Productions
Editor: Matt Carano