VIDEO: After Decrim Bill Gutted, Activists Target Police Chiefs

According to the Marijuana Policy Project‘s Matt Simon, the new compromised “decriminalization” bill discussed Tuesday at the state house isn’t going to change much of anything at all”.

On May 24th the senate met with the NH house to discuss a compromised cannabis “decriminalization” bill. The turnout for the meeting was very good, but the prohibitionist senators again stood in the way of real progress. This video contains the full press conference, the very short hearing, a recap by Matt Simon of MPP.org, and Rich Paul and I hounding a couple of prohibitionist police chiefs afterwards. Enjoy!

Also, if you missed the first time Rich and I confronted the same police chief, Goldstein, here’s that encounter from 2013.

RT’s Libertarian Presidential Debate Features Darryl W Perry!

Free Keene blogger Darryl W Perry‘s presidential campaign got a major boost this week as RT included him in their Libertarian Presidential Debate. The debate was broadcast live on global free-to-air satellite, online, and on various cable networks:

Hosts Tyrel Ventura (the son of Jesse Ventura) and Tabitha Wallace asked thoughtful questions covering a wide range of issues. The debate was excellent and Darryl knocked each question out of the park and was the clear winner on the stage.

Will the Libertarian Party get back to its principle of non-aggression and nominate Darryl or will they continue their recent history of being watered-down, and select a different candidate?

Only time will tell. Meanwhile, you can donate to Darryl’s campaign of civil disobedience (he’s not filing with the FEC and only accepting alternative currencies like bitcoin) and learn more on his campaign website.

Sweetest Bitcoin Machine I Ever Saw

It’s beautiful and simple, yet transformative. Convert paper currency into cryptocurrency with a single button. Spend it in the bar, diner, or dozens of other bitcoin-accepting businesses in Manchester. Check it out at Murphy’s Taproom today!

200 Bitcoin Meetups and Counting

Last night I went to Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester for their 200th bitcoin meetup. It is the longest running consecutive bitcoin meet up in the world — going for almost 4 years now.

People talked about mining ethereum and being dash masternodes — they talked about successful strategies for encouraging businesses and individuals to take cryptocurrencies as payment — and they talked about achieving more personal freedom in New Hampshire. I was impressed by the turnout. About 2 dozen or so people. A range of all types: gay and straight, techies, real estate people, media people, old, middle aged, and young mothers and their children. The group gets the whole back room in the tavern and received excellent service the whole night.

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Victimless Crime Spree Movie Audience Participation

A friend of mine threw a viewing party for Victimless Crime Spree last night in Manchester, NH. Everyone in attendance had already seen the film, some of them several times, and because of that something unique happened: Audience members began interacting with the various scenes in the movie. During “Give Peace a Chance,” they lit up. During the crossing guard scene, they took out their cameras and recorded. This inspired a bunch more suggestions. This list was sent to me today, and I had to share it. Throw your own viewing party for Victimless Crime Spree, and play along!

Here are the audience participation parts:

WHEN: Lady cop yells, “I give you an order and you gonna obey it!”
AP: Yell “Don’t tell me what to do!”

WHEN: Derrick J tries to light the bowl at the “Give Peace A Chance” rally.
AP: Spark up!
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