On the night of August 22, 2014, dozens of activists flooded downtown Manchester NH on the corner of Elm st and Bridge st in order to warn drivers of the unconstitutional check point that was ahead. Every time this takes place, there is always a strong local support with honking, hand shakes, and words of support. On this night, I decided to talk to random people enjoying the nightlife of Manchester to see what they thought of the cop blocking that was taking place. There were also two immigrants from Mexico that had no affiliation with the liberty community but joined with fellow cop blockers. They have had bad experiences with the police and were ecstatic to join and help people avoid interactions with the police. I also spoke with the captain that was supervising the check point around three hours into the operation. I questioned him if there were any courses of action that the Manchester PD could take that did not violate the 4th amendment of the Bill of Rights. Only one person was arrested, which was for a suspended license.
I encountered and filmed an arrest (purportedly for a license issue) in Manchester’s West Side, at the intersection of Granite and Main. Bystanders were initially hostile to our filming, but when we explained about Cop Block and that we were just trying to hold police accountable and make sure they didn’t perpetrate any abuse, they became very supportive. Score one for the good guys.
Dr. Darren Tapp of NeoCash Radio stops by the Rebel Love Studios and drops some bitcoin bombs. Topics discussed include how Darren first became interested in bitcoin, personal experiences transferring money with and with out bitcoin, and the preferred use of bitcoin among the liberty community here in the Shire. Every Rebel Love Show episode is available at RebelLoveShow.com Show archives are also available on itunes, stitcher, and youtube.
Recorded on August 6th, Ian Marshall talks cryptography, cryptocurrency, mesh networks, and applying experimental technologies to the real world.
In a ridiculous example of some people’s bizarre views about cameras being pointed at them in public, a Manchester “alderman”, Pat Long confronts independent newsman Dave Ridley:
Perhaps Pat does not understand that the photons captured by the camera’s sensor are not being forced there. Photography is a passive act, by nature. In public, there is no prohibition on it, nor should there be. (more…)
Recorded on July 23rd, the Rebel Love Show gains a new permanent co-host, the one and only Shire Dude Andrew Vermiglio!