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Nov 29, 2017

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/

Nov 22, 2017

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 thefreecastpodcast@gmail.com and we’ll read the best ones next week!

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) 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

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

News

  • Breaking news The Parity Multisig Wallet contract has another exploit. (Matt)
    • https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/7bdot1/parity_mutisig_library_suicide_whg_update/
    • https://github.com/paritytech/parity/issues/6995
    • 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.”
    • http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171031/portsmouth-residents-to-vote-on-charter-amendments
  • 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.
    • http://rare.us/rare-news/across-the-u-s-a/a-man-is-in-jail-after-senator-rand-paul-was-attacked-in-his-home/
    • https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/rand-paul-attack-kentucky-bowling-green-alleged-neighbor-broken-ribs/
  • 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.
    • http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-texas-church-shooting-20171106-story,amp.html
    • http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/local-baptist-pastors-react-to-texas-church-shooting/640480758
  • Hundreds detained in Moscow on centennial of communist revolution (Nick)

Events

  • 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.
    • http://www.shiresharing.org/volunteer

 

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 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!

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