Porcfest – Corporates taking over the event and why I didn’t go this year • Gov thugs try to shakedown Pfest vendors • Unlicensed free market vending • Brick: The Movie • City of Keene stuff: Good ol’ boy consultants, the great pension scam, increased tax rate, and mandatory raises forever! • Study claims conspiracy theorists will believe anything • Shaunna, Rapsher, and Joe join • Show notes at BlackSheepRising.org
Last week, Porcfest (the Porcupine Freedom Festival), the Free State Project‘s yearly camping festival in the White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire, was already generating headlines across the state, before it had even begun.
Here’s more media coverage of Porcfest 2015:
I may update this post with more entries as I discover them.
Near high noon today, the first full day of the Free State Project‘s annual Porcupine Freedom Festival, two agents (Phillip Lawrence and Ray Persinger) from the “Department of Revenue” rolled up to Rogers Campground. The sharply-dressed thugs inquired with campground staff if there were food vendors in Agora Alley, a place renown for delicious food available from some vendors who may not have bothered asking government permission to serve their fellow hungry humans.
Upon exiting the office, I immediately began recording and confronted the men. Here’s the video of that encounter:
A crowd of activists quickly gathered, with multiple alerts going out via two-way radio, facebook, and word-of-mouth. They weren’t able to get any further than the first vendor before being told they were not welcome by multiple people in the crowd. A campground staff member ultimately told the criminals to go speak with the park owner, Crosby.
After thirty minutes of meeting with Crosby, the men immediately exited the property. Crosby refused to be interviewed about the conversation, but claimed he was not threatened by them. I suspect he’s not being forthcoming. Porcfest organizers would also not speak on camera, but the conversation I had and overheard leads me to believe that Crosby has been recruited to pass out government paperwork to food vendors. I plan to investigate further with the vendors and see what’s happening behind-the-scenes. Stay tuned here to FreeKeene.com for the latest on this developing situation. Also, Porcfest is just starting, so come out and join us through this weekend!
UPDATE: One vendor reports that Crosby did not hand him the paperwork from the state when the vendor indicated that he’s got his books in order. We’ll be discussing the incident on Free Talk Live tonight at 7pm Eastern. You can listen live at LRN.FM.
Jack Shimek and Daniel Cuevas of Alt Expo join us this week in the Rebel Love Studio. Topics discussed include Shire Dude’s trial, alt expo origins, Cuevas coin, polamory at porcfest, New Hampshire Independence, and RLS recording at Porcfest. The Rebel Love Show broadcasts every Tuesday night at 10 am EST on LRN.FM.
The Free State Project‘s super-popular yearly camping festival, Porcfest, begins on Sunday at Roger’s Campground in Lancaster, NH and already it’s making headlines. Both the Concord Monitor and Union Leader have published lengthy, glowing stories about the week-long event.
Other coverage is expected from mainstream national media as the event gets rolling – stay tuned here to Free Keene for more news about the festival.
Even if you can only make it up for a day or two, the Porcupine Freedom Festival is a must-see. Many Free Keene bloggers will be attending – come on up and join us!
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.