According to a Keene Sentinel article published on June 10th, New Hampshire municipalities won’t steal your property to send to auction for back real estate taxes if it might be an environmental disaster. Of course, they say they don’t WANT to steal anyone’s property, but they still take plenty:
Despite a struggling economy, several Cheshire County communities have remained consistent in the number of properties they’ve taken for unpaid taxes over the past five years.
Part of that has to do with cities and towns only wanting to take properties as a last resort, according to several local officials.In Dublin, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene and Peterborough, the number of properties taken for unpaid taxes from 2008-12 was under a dozen each.
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Ron Helwig writes on his blog why he thinks the movement failed in NH. Did it fail or succeed where you are? Tell us your thoughts on the Peace News Now Facebook Page.
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Filed under: Copblock, Copwatch, Court, Don't Strip Our Rights, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Jailed Activist, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Occupy NH, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Photos, Police, Press Release, Question, Thuggery, Victimless Crimes, Video
Late into the evening of August 31, the New Hampshire state police established a suspicionless checkpoint on Route 12 in Walpole. The location seemed a strange choice, as the area is notably rural and does not see any heavy traffic. Presumably, this was also the first suspicionless checkpoint established in Cheshire county this year. A detail of about ten state police units and just under that amount of cruisers situated themselves in front of a large Citgo station and waited for drivers to ambush. For most, the checkpoint meant shuffling through one’s wallet to find their papers, drowning in a sea of backlighting for about two minutes, occasionally field-testing for sobriety, then being released upon their way.
While it is the position of the state that these sorts of rights-infringing checkpoints promote safety by increasing detection of impaired and possibly reckless drivers, individuals are detained at these checkpoints indiscriminately and during my time at the checkpoint itself, I observed only one car that was permitted to roll through with no detention. Since detentions were not based on suspicion of a driving offense, they essentially violate the fourth amendment of the US constitution as well as liberties enumerated in the New Hampshire constitution, but the framework of a supposedly free people is permitted to be violated so long as a person in a black robe authorizes the indiscriminate stops. Per NH law, the suspicionless checkpoint was announced in advance with a release published in the Keene Sentinel. Knowing that drivers needed additional notice of the checkpoint, activists set up signs warning of the checkpoint ahead and indicating where the final turnoff was to avoid the detention from either approach. Read more
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If you loved last week’s debut of AKPF #1, you’re going to be anxious for next week after you see the latest episode of Cheshire county’s hottest new variety series. Now available through AquaKeene, Free Concord is pleased to present episode 02, Monolith.
1. 00:10 Opening AKPF/ATHF Crossover Ska Theme
2. 01:40 Graham introduces the first submission by Trotting Bear Studios Martial Arts and Fitness Center
3. 02:22 Nintendo Mario Super Robin Hooding Video Game
4. 06:07 Fancy Pants People’s science universe hour with special guest Michio Kaku
5. 14:09 The latest from the Rich Paul trial courtesy http://freeconcord.org
6. 28:22 Closing credits with Sarge Stern and MJ
Special guest host Graham Colson reps the AKPF #1. Ep. 03 premieres May 27 2013.
Filed under: Corruption, Don't Strip Our Rights, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, New Hampshire, Personal Freedom, Police, Response, Update, Video
If you have any reason to believe the words coming out of his mouth, then former sheriff Dick Foote would like you to think he has no idea about his no-trespass orders he issued against several activists last year being ruled unconstitutional. He didn’t have much to say beyond the common political dodge of, “I haven’t read it, so I can’t comment.” Here’s the footage of my interactions with him outside the “town hall” with Kelly Ayotte recently in Fitzwilliam:
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Local mom Kimberly Diemond, understandably concerned about her children, has decided to turn in frustration to advocating for violence against her peaceful neighbors in a hopeless crusade against drugs. She calls for prohibition of synthetic pot in this feature story by the Keene Sentinel’s Danielle Rivard.
What Kim is advocating is prohibition. It didn’t work when they prohibited alcohol, it’s not working on cannabis and other illegal drugs, and it won’t work on synthetic marijuana or “bath salts”.
The article outlines some very scary stories that have happened to people who have smoked these synthetic research chemicals – there’s no doubt that they are untested and possibly dangerous. There’s also little doubt they would exist at all, were it not for Kim’s war on drugs. It’s because of the fact that cannabis is prohibited that the people marketing these other products are successful. Cannabis is nowhere near as dangerous as the research chemicals have the potential to be. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years. It’s a relatively benign drug and some would say it works miracles.
However, people with the same mindset as Kim Diemond are the reason why cannabis is still illegal. Little do they realize that their own prohibition is responsible for creating greater and greater threats to their children.
Arresting people is not a way out of the drug problem. Putting addicts in jail is not helping them. Adding even more people to the jails in the name of stopping these research chemicals is just continuing and expanding the insanity of the “War on drugs”, which is really just a war on our family, friends, and neighbors. Read more
Filed under: Charity, Don't Strip Our Rights, Free Press, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, Personal Freedom, Robin Hood
Unfortunately, the parking enforcers of Keene have resorted to theft and destruction of property as a new attempt to thwart Robin Hood of Keene, a development that I view as further evidence of Robin Hooding’s effectiveness. I was given the following stack of cards in late February from an enforcer who informed me that they were removing them from vehicles and ripping them up. I then shot the video below in which a parking enforcer of the city of Keene removed some of our cards from a vehicle and threw them in the trash. I decided to wait to release this footage to see if the enforcers reformed their ways, but since the card removal appears to be continuing if a Robin Hooder is not with the enforcer, I decided to release the footage. Robin Hooders been told that this practice was occurring and have witnessed it prior, but did not have any footage of it until now.
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[This post was originally published to KeeneCopBlock.org on Sat., Dec., 8th, 2012]
The cure for evil and disorder is more liberty, not suppression.
– Alexander Berkman
As more raw, relevant videos are uploaded to YouTube.com/Fr33manTVraw they will be added to the playlist embedded here.
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If 22 national petitions filed on Whitehouse.gov, and an article today in the Concord Monitor are any indicator, discussion of the concept of secession is spreading rapidly through the minds of many in the United States. The Examiner reports that as of Monday, 22 states have a number of people circulating petitions for recognition of potential independence on the White House’s official petitioning website. While these numbers are currently in the hundreds and low thousands, the recognition of the legitimacy of the concept seems to be reaching a high water mark, and could continue swelling.
Ben Leubsdorf has penned two article’s in today’s Monitor about individuals making major movement with their feet, both into and out of New Hampshire. He reports on the expatriation of Frank Szabo, the controversial candidate for sheriff of Hillsborough County. Szabo announced early in his candidacy for the republican nomination that he had interest in protecting the sovereignty of New Hampshire from unconstitutional federal law enforcement actions. His campaign crashed and burned when he advocated enforcing non-existent laws against abortion seekers and providers. He announced Sunday on his facebook page that he had recently relocated to South America, where he plans to enjoy the remainder of his days. Currently in Chile, he states that he hopes to see extended family and friends in the future, though that may require that they voyage to visit him. He also announced in his facebook post that the IRS has seized $36,000 from him. Read more
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Upset about the Ademo decision?
Don’t just cuss and moan, DO something.
The subcommittee’s task is to study the bill and recommend to the full committee that it is either Recommended for Future Legislation or Not Recommended for Future Legislation. As the bill makes numerous changes to the wiretapping statute, it may be helpful to consult RSA 570-A for comparison.
Rep. Mark Warden, who attended Ademo’s trial, is the chairman of this subcommittee. He says: “If you come, we’ll hear your testimony. There is some desire within the legislature to clear up this horrible statute, but nobody has found a solid solution in the language. Additionally, many legislators love Big Brother, er, I mean big government, and kowtow to what the Attorney General’s office and other law enforcement types say. And, of course, _they_ want everything to be illegal — it means job security for them.”
This is just another step in the process, but today’s verdict shows reform is needed, not merely theory…
Can’t make it to Concord on Wednesday?,
Send an email (if you LIVE in NH) to:
cc your own Reps, (also candidates for those seats in the upcoming election)
CC: your Senator (and the candidates for next session) too
And don’t forget to Cc the House Leadership
Majority Leader: PSilva372@aol.com
Minority Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
BE CLEAR YOU ARE UPSET THAT THE CURRENT LAW IS SO POORLY WORDED.
DO NOT RANT, BE FACTUAL AND CONCISE.
DID I MENTION BE POLITE?