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.
People seem to have various opinions about the viral fundraiser called the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. One thing that can’t be denied is its success. Chris Cantwell dumps an interesting twist on new-mover-to-Keene Josie Wales in this video shot in Keene:
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.
This week, Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly of Fox News talked about CopBlock.org, a police accountability website. In their segment, they mocked founder Ademo Freeman for being a “two-time victim of the War on Drugs.” What’s funny about that? Aren’t we all victims of the War on Drugs? Share your thoughts below.
The NHCLU filed suit today against Secretary of State Bill Gardner over a ballot access law that makes it more difficult for parties other than the protected two to get on the ballot.
A press release written by Gilles Bissonnette, Staff Attorney for the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union reads, in part:
[T]he NHCLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Libertarian Party challenging HB1542. HB1542 is a new state law passed this year that imposes onerous restrictions on the ability of third parties to gain access to the ballot in future elections. This law limits voter choice and stacks the deck against candidates who—like roughly 40% of Granite Staters—don’t belong to a major party. HB1542 is wrong and unconstitutional. (more…)
Thanks to the Keene Sentinel’s Martha Shanahan for her feature article about local bitcoin-accepting businesses that appears on the front page of today’s Keene Sentinel, above-the-fold! She interviews the operators of Corner News, Stone Farm Bed and Breakfast, Moda Suo, and Carroll Garden Center regarding their experiences as local businesses accepting bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a decentralized currency and financial transaction network that is changing the world. One bitcoin is worth over $600 at the time of this writing. As time goes on, more merchant solutions are being released that are making accepting bitcoin at brick-and-mortar business easier and easier. These local businesses are the pioneers in this space. How exciting that bitcoin is being used in Keene!
If you’re on facebook, join up with the Keene Bitcoin Network!
Here’s the Sentinel’s story:
As Silicon Valley investors and currency speculators continue to keep their sights — and dollars — fixed on Bitcoin, a small number of Monadnock Region businesses are dipping their toes in the water to experiment with the electronic currency.
When someone comes into the Corner News in Keene interested in buying something with Bitcoin — about three or four times a week, owner Roberta Mastrogiovanni said — both parties whip out their smartphones. (more…)