BEARCAT vote (Sept 4, 2014)

On September 4, the Keene, NH City Council heard a communication from Councilor Terry Clark. Clark, who had been vocally opposed to Keene’s acceptance of the Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter-Attack Truck, wrote a correspondence to the mayor and council asking “the City of Keene (to) withdraw from the Homeland Security Grant” and return the “BearCat, to the appropriate government agency.”
During the council meeting, Mayor Kendall Lane suggested that the council take the correspondence as informational. The vote to override this motion was only supported by Councilors Chadbourne, Clark and Hague.

Keene Primary Voter’s Guide

Tomorrow is voting day!  The polls are open 8a-7p. If you live in Keene and don’t know where to vote, check the info here.  Tuesday September 9th is primary day and there are some very important races happening in Keene,  If you are an “undeclared” voter, you can pull the party’s ballot of your choice and then “undeclare” again on the way out of the polls.  Here are the liberty-oriented candidates for which you can vote this year in Keene as well as some lesser-of-the-evils candidates:

Democrat Ballot:

Ward 1: State Rep Cheshire District 4 – James Cleaveland

All Wards: State Rep Cheshire District 16 – Conan Salada

County Commission: Terry Clark

Register of Probate: (write-in) Darryl W. Perry

Governor: Ian Freeman

Republican Ballot:

Ward 1: State Rep Cheshire District 4 – David Crawford

All Wards: State Rep Cheshire District 16 – Varrin Swearingen

State Senate: Write-in Ian Freeman

Governor: Andrew Hemingway

A missed opportunity

The Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter-Attack Truck has come up again as a topic of discussion in Keene. The City Council recently voted to table a proposal by Terry Clark to return the BEARCAT. The following letter has been published by the Keene Sentinel as a letter to the editor, and has also been submitted to the City Council as an official correspondence, and should be on the agenda for the next Council meeting (Sept 18).

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., the federal government has begun reconsidering the programs that give away military equipment to local law-enforcement. Sen. Claire McCaskill said police responses like that in Ferguson have “become the problem instead of the solution.” (more…)

Keene NH’s Bearcat featured in “Pentagon Has ‘Everything Must Go’ Sale”

In the wake of the situation in Ferguson [language warning] and the attention it has drawn to the militarization of police across the county, Reason has put out a parody video regarding the “give-away” of “free” equipment to police departments across the county. In the video, Keene’s bearcat is used an example that no place is too small for militarization of the police, a trait that Ferguson shares with Keene since it also received a bearcat vehicle and is similar in population to Keene, ~21,000 people in Ferguson to Keene’s ~23,000 people.

Rebel Love Show Ep 20 “In Satoshi’s Name”

 

podcast:

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.