Thanks to the State Police for the Free Media Coverage!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASomeone at the NH State Police did me a big favor and sent out a press release about my arrest.  As a result, WMUR has published a quick blurb and tweeted and is working on a larger story, a Union Leader reporter has called for an interview (UPDATE: Here’s the UL report.), and the Concord Patch has already scooped the mainstream news with some good coverage!

Thanks for the free press, NH State Police!  You’ve managed to make yourselves look really petty and this also seems to be highly political.  Or, do you treat everyone like this over paperwork errors?

Here’s the release, which wrongfully misinforms readers that I had obtained multiple identifications from the DMV.  At no point did I have more than one ID from New Hampshire: (more…)

Rebel Love Show makes it’s return from their new Manchester studio

Free Keene bloggers Rob Mathias and Joel Valenzuela re-launched the Rebel Love show this past Wednesday night from their new studio in Manchester NH.  In this episode, Joel and Rob discuss their journey from being supporters of the state to moving to New Hampshire for the Free State Project.  Recent activism in Manchester and Keene was also discussed on the show. The Rebel Love Show broadcasts live every Wednesday night at 9 pm EST.  To find a full list of episodes visit RebelLoveShow.com

First Keynote Speaker Announced for Keenevention 2014: Rich Paul

rich_paulRich Paul is the creator of the historic 420 celebrations in Keene who also spent most of 2013 in a jail cell for heroically refusing to take the plea on multiple cannabis dealing charges. He’s out and will take the stage at Keenevention 2014 to tell his story and take your questions!

Get your tickets for the earlybird price now for just $40 USD or Bitcoin!

Rich is the first speaker announcement of many to come, including our returning and brand new panel discussion topics and the various guest speakers (all NH-based activists) who will populate them. Stay tuned to the Keenevention blog, the Keenevention facebook page, or FreeKeene.com for the announcements. (If you’ve liked the Keenevention facebook page, have you hovered over the “liked” indicator and clicked “get notifications”? That will help ensure you see future posts.)

Minimum Wage is too Damn High

On Tuesday March 25th, 2014, five activists from Manchester including myself and Free Keene DSC00021blogger Joel Valenzuela drove to Nashua to protest the rally to raise minimum wage.  According to the Nashua Telegraph, Vice President Joe Biden was to be speaking at the event.  Unfortunately, Joe Biden did not show.  However, neither did anyone else.  The crowd consisted mostly of activists from Manchester, a friend of the Free State Project (who none of us had ever met), and the local media. The most interesting part of the event was how the “show” went on.  There was no real reason to do a political presentation to just protesters, yet they did it anyways.  The Union Leader interviewed us and mentioned the protest in their article.

 

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The potential consequences of filling out government paperwork

Did you know you can be charged with a crime if the State suspects you purposefully put incorrect information while filling out one of its forms? The relevant law in New Hampshire is RSA Chapter 641. It can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstance.

For instance, you could possibly end up in jail for putting an incorrect address on your application for a NH drivers license:

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or using false info on your Bail form if you get arrested: (more…)