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Oct 25, 2017

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!

Oct 19, 2017

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 thefreecastpodcast@gmail.com 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 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 thefreecastpodcast@gmail.com 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) 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: thefreecastpodcast@gmail.com

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.

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