FSP News - October 2007
FSP News - October 2007
Porcupine Irena Goddard and friends recently caught up with Dr. Paul in New Hampshire to inquire about his support of the FSP - see the video. Dr. Paul was a featured speaker at the last FSP Liberty Forum.
New Hampshire Liberty Forum
The Liberty Forum is the FSP's BIG Winter event in New Hampshire. We're busy gearing up for another great one, scheduled for January 3rd to the 6th in Nashua, NH. We have even more exciting speakers lined up - check here to see them all. Keynote speakers still TBA! Hotel has limited space so please reserve your rooms now.
People who came early last year were looking for something to do - come to the shooting range with us. If you are a newbie we will have qualified range instructors on hand to help you out. Then head on up the the New Hampshire State House to see all the action. After that relax with a drink at the Welcome Reception back at the Crowne Plaza with some very special guests (details to follow).
By popular demand we have added a 4th track of sessions on Saturday. That means more CHOICES for you. Stay tuned for the announcement of the full schedule. Register today!
The Porcupines Go To MassCann
On September 15, the Merrimack Valley Porcupines joined representatives of NHFree.com, Free Talk Live, the New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy and thousands of others at the Boston Freedom Rally XVIII. The rally is an annual event hosted by MassCann (The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition) in their ongoing efforts to achieve a more rational and decent drug policy. The event was a productive one for the freedom lovers, giving them an opportunity to spread the word that liberty can be achieved in our lifetime, to distribute literature, and to sign up new members of the Free State Project.
The rally was also a chance to have fun, with live music, speakers, and plenty of good folks to talk with. Judging by the video available online, a good time was had by all... except the very dour state troopers, of course.
FSP Local Group Activity in Seattle
On Sept. 14, several Puget Sound area Porcs met at the Westin Hotel in Seattle for the Ron Paul rally there. We did some Ron Paul and FSP promotion, but more importantly, I got to meet some old friends from Porcfest and some new activists I'd never met before. As someone who's regularly involved with FSP members, I'd say that these kinds of events are key to building, and maintaining support both within the FSP, and with the greater American people as well. When we make pro freedom meaningful, inclusive, and fun, we help people warm up to new, powerful ideas, and enable them to have a stake in what's going on. When they have a stake in seeing freedom and liberty succeed, they are motivated to MAKE things happen, and change their environment for the better. This is a major reason why grassroots activism is so powerful. Is this good, or would you like more detailed commentary? - Andrew Del Vecchio. For more on getting your existing or new FSP Local Group active, contact Andrew, the FSP Local Groups Coordinator.
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
Action of the Month - Looking for the B*** Job
Some jobs are just no fun at all. Imagine being a pachyderm proctologist in Pittsburgh, or a cattle catheterist in Cleveland, or a hummingbird hematologist in Houston. What all these not-fun jobs have in common is... ain't none of them in New Hampshire! Whether boring or bracing, lucrative or lacking, any job you have in The Free State is better than one in the "lower 49" (and you won't have to pay a state income tax on it). So to help you find the BEST job (and you thought I was being dirty), check out the NH Jobs page. - Phil Denisch
The politicking season is heading our way. The candidates will spread out across the country like a plague of locust chewing and jawing their way into our lives and wallets. There's little stopping it (just the Free State Project, of course :) . There will also be an attendant swarm of pundits, commentators, bloggers, and prognosticators bloviating their way from one coast t'other. Hunker down in your compound as you may, there is no escape. Like an a'a lava flow of hot smelly, bovine excrement suffocating everything in their path, they're coming. But before we get too depressed, let's have a little fun. An easy shoot this time around, The Big Bull. A single, large bull's-eye, with twenty chances to score a hit. Each shot in the black scores one, maximum score of 20. Categories for pistols and rifles (scoped and un). Details on the FSP website - Phil.
The porcs are quite dear,
We've koozies for beer,
So spend without... worries that the store doesn't have something you'll
There are lots of nifty items in the store. From collectible knives to
cheap t-shirts, from magnets to mugs. Plenty of ways to help support,
and more importantly, help promote the Free State Project and beautiful
New Hampshire. And while I hate to be one of those that keep pushing
you-know-what earlier each year, the season of credit card meltdown is
just around the corner. (ouch, ouch. Pardon me while I self-flagellate
for the preceding sentence; some people never learn.)
There are shirts and gear,
And mugs without peer,
P.C.s for our cheer,
That will last all... the time it takes to achieve Liberty in Our
*P.C.= Pocket Constitution (So, OK, you try to rhyme that)
In the affiliation department: Don't forget to see our New Hampshire Merchandise (link on the right-hand side of the merchandise/store page). There are NH posters, NHToDo Magazine and NH flags in a variety of sizes. (The FSP gets a 10% cut of the flag sales, so do your part :) . You'll also find the fantastic FSP "Liberty Cards", great for handing out, sending out and leaving out - on a friendly merchant's counter that is - of course, never left out of mind. - Phil
PorcFest 2008 will be the week of June 9th - 15th at Gunstock Mountain Resort
If you will be planning to get a hotel, please make a reservation as soon as possible. Laconia Bike Week will start June 14th (and end June 22nd), so there will be increased demand for that weekend. Our weekend is not the 'big' Bike Week dates and area hotels currently have ample availability; but once the hotels are sold out, that’s it. Here's a list of nearby hotels. Additional PorcFest 2008 details will be announced in the November FSP News!.
Concord in the Top Ten Places to Retire
U.S. News & World Report has chosen Concord, NH as one of the top ten places to retire in the United States, thanks to its friendly community, beautiful surroundings, and easy access to art and culture. The article tells everyone what members of the FSP already know: New Hampshire is a great place to live, work, and build the future!
In New Hampshire
FSP on YouTube
Want to see what's going on in New Hampshire with Free Staters and friends? FSP supporters have increasingly been utilizing YouTube to get the word out. Using the Search function in the YouTube website header will uncover FSP related vids, both old and new. Also, Porcupine Dave Ridley has been reporting on lots of activism in New Hampshire. Go to Dave's latest, the RidleyReport - one of the top subscribed to YouTube contributors. Thanks Dave!
New Hampshire tech sector is facing a shortage of skilled workers!
Free State Blogs
Visit Free State Blogs for the up to the minute coverage of Free State New Hampshire activism. This month, we include the New Hampshire based individuals and organizations that are contributing to Free State Blogs:
- Brian Wright
- Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers
- Dawn Lincoln
- Free Keene
- Jeff Kassel - Let's Get Small!
- Jim aka JellyFish
- Free State Observer - 4342 miles for freedom
- Free State Native
- Gun Owners of New Hampshire
- Keene Free Press
- Libertarian Party of New Hampshire
- Liberty Conspiracy!
- Matt Simon
- Michael Hampton
- Mike Lorrey
- New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
- New Hampshire Liberty Calendar
- Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire
- Sam Cohen
- Seth Cohn
- Ted Sares
- Tony Lekas
- Tyler Stearns
- For blog entries,see Free State Blogs
New Hampshire Fall Foliage Photo Contest!
Those of you in New Hampshire can probably look out your windows and see the autumn beauty at its peak--please capture it! We can expect a large increase in visitors to the FSP web site over the next couple of months leading up to the Liberty Forum and the NH primary, so the more attractive we can make the site the better. Please contribute to the Fall Foliage Photo Contest!We're looking for photos in several categories:
- Best New Hampshire Photo
- Best New Hampshire Halloween Photo (like from the Keene Pumpkin Festival)
- Best PorcFest Photo
- Best Photo of FSP Merchandise in Action
- Best Activism Photo
Send your contributions to Frank Todd, our FSP Media Librarian.
The Keene Free Press
The October 2007 print edition of the Keene Free Press is now available online in pdf format. The Keene Free Press is the free online and print news and opinion publication covering Keene and Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The issue contains a truckload of engaging articles:
- The Police State vs. the Browns
- None Dare Call it Genocide
- Reader Letters
- Julia Miranda for Keene City Council
- 1995 People Control Your Life
- History of US Currency
- In Pursuit of Liberty
- Between a Rock and Ed Brown
- Evil of Inaction
- Jailed in Defense of the Constitution, Part 3
Check the Calendar
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 Thanks & Statistics
FSP News circulation: 12,224. Back issues are available. Got FSP news? Please submit content by the 12th of the month, Thank you to all advertisers and contributors. The FSP News welcomes Daniel Arbuckle as Associate Editor!
FSP Participants - here are some quick links:
- If you've moved to NH or otherwise changed your info, please update your contact info
- 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!