Rebel Love Show season 5 has begun! Ellen Ball and in the second hour Cecelia Fairchild join us in the Rebel Love Studio. Topics discussed this week include our THC hiatus, Shire Dude pub crawl, other drugs Shire Dude wants to try, Ellen starting her own show, How did ALP start, #TriggerTheEllen – What will it take?, Foundation for NH independence Brew & Sedition event at Abel Ebenezer, Rob’s pre trial, Shire Dude’s trial, purist anarchists (not signing pledges?), Shire Dude Season finale (finally) & official release date, transitioning from a mono to poly relationship, Porcfest panel Friday at noon, poly party and poly panels at porcfest, Ellen surrounded by a room of poly folk, Rebelloveshow.com returning (what should the updated website feature?), The “Banning People” spectrum, from Ian Freeman to Mike Vine, back story of the secession panel at keenevention, and Ellen isn’t a nudist. RLS is live every week on LRN.FM, LMR, IPM Nation, and on RebelLoveShow.com at 10 pm EST every Tuesday night.
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Mattheus von Guttenberg joins Rob and Shire Dude in studio this week. Topics discussed on this week’s show include the RLS THC cleanse, season five of the RLS, upgrading the studio, treat us like Rich Paul, Porcfest is less than a Shire year away, podcasting learning hospital, Big Gay Dance party, Alan Watts and Eastern Philosophy, cop blocking police on horse back with drones, New Movers party, Artsy Fartsy party, CMT documentary crew in the Shire, women in the liberty movement using sex to gain popularity, and Liberland. The Rebel Love Show broadcasts live every Tuesday night at 10 pm EST on LRN.FM.
In a move that shows the true nature of the state and regulations, the Manchester aldermen voted 10-3 recently to require UBER to obey their “Vehicles for Hire” ordinance which requires background checks, drug testing, and other bureaucratic nonsense. The lie of regulations is that they exist supposedly to protect you, the consumer. However, they actually just protect the established businesses in the given field. In this case, the old-guard cab companies are being protected from the innovative upstart. Regulations keep poor people poor, by making it near-impossible for them to go into business for themselves.
Despite the now possible threat of Manchester police targeting UBER drivers, heroically, UBER has announced they will continue to operate within Manchester and will likely give legal assistance to any drivers the city gang cites for violating the gang’s precious “code” (“Vehicles for Hire” is section 118). It looks like UBER is ready to go to court over this, as has been their tradition in other cities.
Of course, a free place to live would allow anyone to contract with anyone they like for a ride somewhere. The taxi companies should also be free of regulations, not just UBER. Allow the marketplace to come up with standards, if they are necessary. The cab companies will need to be free of regulatory burden to effectively compete against the nimble new competitor, UBER.
UBER’s argument, as I understand it, is they are not a taxicab company, for which all the regulations are written. UBER does not own any of the cars that its users end up riding in. UBER merely facilitates a smooth transaction between the rider and driver. It’s a matchmaking company. The next step, which may have even UBER worried, is to decentralize ride-sharing even further, to where no company is needed to make the connections between rider and driver. That actually is being worked on now, and it has a terrible name, LaZooz, but the technology is already here (and based in cryptocurrency like bitcoin) – it’s only a matter of time and software development, and participants.
For now though, UBER and other ridesharing competitors like Lyft, are innovating in a way that expands consumer choice, increases service available overall, drives down price, and rewards entrepreneurs. No wonder the city gang wants to stop them! They disrupt the current good ol’ boys network. (more…)
Last week I had the pleasure of being the guest on Manchester Public Television‘s “Matt Connarton UNLEASHED“. Matt is a liberty-friendly New Hampshire native and we had an excellent conversation covering talk radio, Free Talk Live, the Free State Project, conspiracy theories, the Libertarian Party, ballot access restrictions, and market justice. Here’s the full hour of what was a live television broadcast on Wednesday at 2pm on MPTV.
Jury activists in Manchester are regularly performing NHJury.com outreach in front of Hillsborough superior court.
If you’d like to join them, or organize outreach for your county, please join the New Hampshire Juror Outreach group on facebook.