FSP News - July 2010
FSP News - July 2010
Over 700 people attended the 7th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival last month in Lancaster, New Hampshire, making 2010 by far the biggest PorcFest yet! Highlights this year included speeches and seminars by Stephan Molyneux, Michael Badnarik, Marc Stevens, Gary Johnson, and more.
Congratulations to Crista G. & Jon M. for winning the one-pot cookoff. Congrats also to the new SoapBox Idol, Catherine Bleish. A shout-out to Buzz for her Big Gay Dance Party (thanks! It was awesome!). A general shout-out to all the agora-vendors whose goods and services transformed Roger's Campground into a thriving free-marketplace.
Thank you to all who participated--presenters, volunteers, and attendees alike--and a special thanks to Carla Gericke (a.k.a. Queen Quill) and her team of organizers for making 2010 a rousing success!
If you missed PorcFest this year, be sure to catch us is 2011, June 23rd through the 26th at Roger's Campground.
Bond rating agencies: NH has 'strong state economy'
The nation’s three largest bond rating agencies have held New Hampshire’s rating steady, reflecting a "fundamentally strong state economy." Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investor Services, and Fitch Ratings all maintained the state’s above average ratings, both for this bond issue and the state’s long-term outlook.
"Delightful foretaste of liberty, a hint of an infinitely brighter tomorrow"
Thanks to Jim Davies for the nice PorcFest article at Strike The Root!
After run-in with police, law-abiding Texas couple considering Free State Project
Great article from the SF Examiner!
Forget "The Lord of the Rings", let's talk about "The Lord of the Ribbons". Never mind "Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone", there are hundreds of ribbons and only a few colors. Thus are battles waging, not in far away lands, but right here under our very noses. It's a battle of colors, it's a battle of themes and sympathies, and fund-raising. The front lines are the very colors of the rainbow themselves. D.A.R.E. and MADD struggling over the domination of red. Blue is being ripped apart by everyone from dystonia, alopecia, drunk driving and victims of hurricane Katrina. Green is locked in a terrific struggle between "open records for adoptees", the environment, and human tissue donation. Unless it's really a teal color, then polycystic ovarian syndrome joins the fray. I don't even want to mention the fight over brown between second-hand smoke and colorectal cancer. But what of the One Ribbon, the one that will rule them all? In the case of ribbons, it does not rule, but makes the freedom of all the other ribbons possible. This ribbon will give it's all to make sure that the other ribbons can exist. "One ribbon to save them all, and from the darkness free them." This ribbon is not some limp shred of fabric. This ribbon has been delivered from the heart of the earth, fired with the heat of valiant deeds, and is wrought of hearty brass. The Second Amendment, gun rights ribbon. When endometriosis wrestles with bladder cancer for the soul of the yellow ribbon, remember their freedom to do so is protected by the Brass Ribbon. Stamped on the cartridge end that forms the loop of this ribbon are the immortal words of Spartan's king Leonidas at the battle of Thermopylae: "Molon Labe". Priced at $10, and as with all FSP merchandise, all proceeds go towards the Free State Project and Liberty in Our Lifetime.
We also have extra PorcFest 2010 shirts for sale. If you missed the event, or just missed picking one up - order now while supplies last at http://www.freestateproject.org/store. Also, if you pre-paid for a shirt, but didn't pick it up, send an email with your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll ship it to you.
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 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. freestateproject.org
In New Hampshire
If you're planning on moving to New Hampshire shortly, you should be aware of the Move-In Help group on Facebook, which will hook you up with people who are willing to help you move. Similarly, the FSP Job Alert group will keep you notified of new employment opportunities in New Hampshire.
Free State Blogs
What's happening in New Hampshire with the Free State Project? Free State Blogs attempts to answer that question. Here's just a sampling of this month's blog entries:
- Validation! PorcFest proved the model works.
- Free Staters show booming numbers at PorcFest 2010
- more in Free State Blogs
Check the NH Calendars
The NH Underground Calendar lists liberty-oriented New Hampshire events. The NH Liberty Calendar also tracks NH events. Check the calendars before a visit or a move - you are welcome to attend NH events!
FSP News Thanks & Statistics
FSP Participants - here are some quick links:
- If you've moved to NH or otherwise changed your info, please update your contact info or send a message to Moved@FreeStateProject.org to let us know.
- Check out NH housing and other community & logistical information at NH Info
Are you ready to join the FSP, move to New Hampshire and work with us towards Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join here!
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