Misleading Headlines Adorn AP Robin Hooding Story

Robin Hood of KeeneThis piece by AP reporter Lynne Tuohy is being published all over and the headlines vary from misleading to acceptable.

For instance, the worst headline of them all is WCVB‘s, which says, “Keene’s parking meter ‘Robin Hooders’ must back off.” When the people calling themselves “the city” tell you you must do something, generally that means it must be done, or else violence will be used against you. In this case, that’s not at all what has happened. The city of Keene folks WANT Robin Hooders to “back off” and they’ve filed a lawsuit to try to force us to. “We want” is very different from “You must”.

The article itself is more honest, and reveals that in fact the city lost their case at superior court and is appealing to the NH supreme court. Obviously, the author of the article does not choose the headlines, that would be one of the editors of the paper. Thanks to Lynne and the AP for the coverage, despite the awful, seemingly default headline.

Here’s a sampling of headlines that various news outlets chose for this story:

You can see even more here, y mas en Español aquí. Looks like the story was printed in several dozen outlets. Thanks especially to those with more honest headlines.

The Telegraph of London Reports on the Free State Project

telegraph_logo[1]The Telegraph’s David Millward got wind of the Free State Project when he was covering Robin Hood of Keene for the paper. Naturally, he was interested and came to Keene to interview Free Keene bloggers Rich Paul, Derrick J, and me about the Free State Project. Here’s the story:

Nirvana for a libertarian in New Hampshire is a gay married couple guarding a stash of marijuana with an AK47.

 

“I could live with that,” said Ian Freeman, a leading light the Free State Project and one of the pathfinders in a mass migration of like-minded people to the New England state. (more…)

Awesome New Documentary: “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire”

It’s out! “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire“, the brand-new documentary produced by Free State Project participants is now available in full on Youtube.

This one-hour documentary is packed with 101 persuasive reasons why New Hampshire is the best destination for liberty-loving people. In addition to focusing on lots of reasons why New Hampshire is already a great, more-free place to live, it also showcases some of the successes of the Free State Project‘s early movers thus far. It’s an amazing film and kudos goes to executive producer Vince Perfetto and especially producer and editor Beau Davis for making it happen. This movie is going to be the key to pushing the Free State Project to 20,000 signers and triggering the official move – please share it as widely as you can!

Liberty in North Korea Presents in Keene!

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LiNK’s Esther Gives a Presentation at the KAC

After being able to give four separate presentations at Keene High School, Liberty in North Korea‘s Northeast Nomads dropped by the Keene Activist Center on Saturday afternoon and had a good session presenting to local liberty activists.  Their message was focusing on the “Jangmadang Generation”, the millennials who have grown up to understand how the marketplace means freedom.  Jangmadang means “market grounds”.  It is the market that has provided, illegally, for the feeding and education of the North Korean people after the government-provided famine of the 1990s.

It was during the famine that people learned to take care of themselves and to no longer rely on the state, as relying on the state was leading to starvation.

Today, the underground market in North Korea is smuggling in laptops, USB drives, and other media to help expand the minds of the North Korean people.

The hat was passed after the presentation and they received cash support from the attendees.  Though LiNK is not yet accepting Bitcoin, hopefully they will soon.  Thanks to Esther (pictured), James, and Tiffany for their dedication to human freedom!

 

Liberty in North Korea Visits Keene – This Saturday 11/8, 1pm @ KSC

Liberty in North KoreaTomorrow (Saturday 11/8) at 1pm at the Putnam Science Center of Keene State College, you’ll be able to hear from representatives of Liberty in North Korea presenting about the jangmadang, the illegal marketplace that is now tolerated to some extent by the North Korean regime. The LINK folks are currently on a nationwide tour and have also visited Keene High School this week with a presentation.

Come on out at 1pm Saturday – here’s a facebook event you can join and share.