AKPF #1 presents: Abandoned in Gary

For this week’s adventurous installment in the AKPF #1 series, the crew travels to the notoriously dilapidated Gary, Indiana. Filmed in November of 2013, this short film provides a brief tour of the 1993 murder capitol of the United States, located 25 miles south ssgettoboat_garyof megalopolis Chicago. With a dwindling population, rampant poverty and crime, areas of the city resemble a ghost town, including once vibrant structures such as the Union Station, which is explored in daylight in the final minutes of the film.

A previous edition of AKPF #1 concluded by featuring a walk-through of abandoned houses on Virginia Street, one of which has since been the target of an arsonist. An article and video analyzing the shocking violent crime rates in Gary have also been previously published to CopBlock.org for the 2013 Police Accountability Tour. Check out Abandoned in Gary for a less processed examination of the city, including a pass by the childhood home of international icon Michael Jackson.

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 48

This week on Black Sheep Walking: Alternative sleep cycles • New school stabbing: It’s all fake • Death toll breakdown • 19 things only crazy Americans do • Shaunna and Rapsher join. Show notes, audio, and archives at: BlackSheepRising.org

Keene’s WKBK Jumps to 107.5 FM

facebook-og[1]Keene’s only local commercial newstalk radio station, WKBK, has moved up the dial to 107.5 and more than tripled their power to 210 watts!  Monadnock Radio Group‘s longtime AM talker (still on 1290 AM) had been on 104.1 for a few years, but that transmitter was only about 60 watts – it’s now been allocated to simulcast their other AM, WZBK (ESPN Radio).

The extra power is a much-needed upgrade for WKBK which features locally originating talk programming every morning with weekday hosts Dan Mitchell 6a-10a, and newsman Paul Scheuring 5a-6a.  On weekends the station features Al Kulas on Sat 5a-9a and Sun 5a-8a and their newest offering “Sound Off” with Chris Coates and Greg Pregent.  Their local shows can be reached via phone at 603-357-1290.  Also, my show, “Free Talk Live” is heard there on Saturday nights 7-10p, when baseball is not on.

Congratulations to WKBK and their staff for the upgrade!

NH to Repeal Adultery as a Crime (UPDATED)

Tim O'FlahertyState representative and liberty lover Tim O’Flaherty of Manchester has put forth a bill that repeals the act of adultery as a crime, which according to the state, hasn’t been enforced in a decade.  It’s amazing that any police resources were spent on such a ridiculous investigation even a decade ago!

The bill was overwhelmingly passed by the NH house in a 268-29 vote.  The senate votes today and according to WCVB, governor Maggie Hassan has pledged to sign the bill if it reaches her desk.

I’ll update this story as the senate vote is revealed.

UPDATE (6:44p) – this has passed the NH senate in a voice vote.  Presuming Hassan signs it as she’s pledged to, the repeal goes into effect on Jan 1st, 2015.

It *is* possible to change the system for more freedom in NH.  Please come here and join us as part of the Free State Project.

Dozens of Business Owners Sign Petition Opposing Parking Rate Increases

robinIn an inspiring show of solidarity, dozens of downtown business owners have signed a petition opposing the city’s proposed parking rate increases! You can see that petition here in the agenda packet for tonight’s city council meeting. Please support these fine businesses and thank them for standing up for their customers and against the proposed increased rates and fines for parking!

Here’s a story from the Keene Sentinel’s Kyle Jarvis, highlighting the opinions of some of the signers: (more…)

The New Cynthia Chase: Suzanne Mercier Vail Claims Freedom “Maxed” in NH

Suzanne Mercier VailIn a recent post to her official facebook page, NH state representative from Nashua Suzanne Mercier Vail claimed that liberty and freedom are “maxed” here in NH.

Her comments are very similar to Keene state rep Cynthia Chase, who made national headlines last year when she called Free State Project participants the “single greatest threat to the State”.

Here’s the full text of Vail’s post:

One rarely considered consequence of the Free State Project, will be the formation of another form of government. The aim is to overpower the state government. The method is to weaken the laws of New Hampshire, creating more freedom and liberty in a state where that is maxed. (more…)