The Portsmouth NodeJS Meetup group had its second meeting this Wednesday. We used Electron to put an app icon in the menu tray. Next week we’ll be interacting with MySQL databases using NodeJS. Skills range from beginner to expert. Here’s what a typical meet-up looks like:
The audience was filled with mostly liberty-friendly folks. There were a few lobbyists present, but the only one who spoke was Darryl W Perry of the new Liberty Lobby LLC. The overall message from the speakers was against any regulations whatsoever, and the chairman of the committee, Representative John Hunt of Rindge, spoke favorably of the free market and seemed against any regulations. There was only one real proponent of regulation, Maryam Torben-Desfosses. She was representing the NH Banking Department and it’s her job to regulate, so it’s no surprise she was there speaking in favor.
The goal of the commission is to either recommend for or against regulation of cryptocurrency. After hearing from several speakers, the commission scheduled its next meeting for October 6th at 10am, room 302 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord.
David Brooks of Granite Geek has a good preview writeup of the meeting on his site with a full article coming. Here’s the full video:
Recorded September 27th, 2016
It’s been one hell of a journey! This is Rob and Ann’s series finale of The Rebel Love Show with in studio guests Justin Campagnone of The Granite Haze of Mind and Rick Naya of NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally. Topics include recapping the life changing NH Hempfest and Freedom Rally, the documentary we filmed at NH Hempfest, the Rebel Lovers Wedding and honeymoon, the future of legalization in NH, Jason Boothe of A Wolf in a Sheeple’s World skypes in to show some love, and we unveil our new production studio Spirit Love Productions! Plus performances from NH Hempfest featuring Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Jordan Page, Twiddle, a very Rainbow Family Gathering moment, and a performance by Raphalia Moreira who we recorded on our honeymoon. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!!!
Thank you to LRN.FM – The Liberty Radio Network for broadcasting our shows, we love you guys and hope nothing but the best for this amazing network!
It’s been almost a year since Stephanie Franz aka “UBER Grandma” was the first UBER driver cited for driving people safely to their destination in Portsmouth, NH. The city has been targeting brave UBER drivers with tickets for operating without government permission slips. In the Summer of 2015 the city gang declared UBER drivers who did not jump through the city’s hoops in addition to UBER’s background check and sign up process, would be targeted for ticketing.
The heroic grandmother has been ticketed multiple times in the last year and has racked up at least $7,500 in fines. She’s also been targeted by local taxi drivers for harassment and vandalism of her car.
UBER has provided Stephanie with an attorney and she’s ready to face down the city gang in court. However, there have been multiple reschedulings of the date, so hopefully this is the final one: Please join UBER Grandma at Portsmouth District Court at 8am on December 13th (here’s a facebook event) and support her courageous stand for your freedom to drive people places without having to ask government permission!
As we have for the past few years, the Keene Liberty Alliance conducted an exit poll on state primary day asking the question, “Is government too big, too small, or just right?”. This year we polled for about two hours in the evening outside of Keene’s ward four and seventy people responded to the question, with 42 of 70 (60%) choosing “too big” and 28 (40%) choosing “just right”. No one who responded thought government was “too small”.
Of the respondents who said government is too big, eleven people shared contact information with us. Another successful outreach for the Keene Liberty Alliance! Here are the results from the last time the survey was conducted, which was during the presidential primary.
Also, thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Democratic gubernatorial primary this year. I ran under the NH Liberty Party banner again as I did in 2014 and received 1,069 or 1.47% of the votes cast, putting me in fourth place out of five. That’s not quite as many votes as the 1,719 I received in 2014, but I likely got some protest votes then against Maggie Hassan who was the incumbent at the time. Given my 2016 campaign spent all of $5 on postage and a few bucks on gasoline to drive to media interviews, that’s a pretty good dollars-spent-to-votes-received ratio.
The point of my campaign wasn’t to win, but to spread the message of New Hampshire declaring independence from the United States as well as the ideas of liberty. In that, I was successful. Thanks to all the media who gave me a fair opportunity to speak. No thanks to some in the media who ignored the smaller democratic candidates including me and Derek Dextraze, the only other honorable candidate of the five who ran for the seat.
This year, Darryl ran for the presidential nomination from the national Libertarian Party and sadly did not receive it, as the LP for years has been compromised on its principles. They proved it yet again with this year’s nomination of Gary Johnson, a former Republican – not a libertarian and definitely not a secessionist.
Darryl followed up his presidential run by launching a principled lobbying firm to focus on NH called Liberty Lobby, he’s lost over a hundred pounds in the last year or so, and just this weekend was unanimously elected to the position of chairman of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, ousting the previous no-show chairman who held the seat for years.
It’s a positive sign for the Libertarian Party of NH, which has been floundering for years. The LP of NH has long been a black mark on the otherwise vibrant libertarian community we have here in the Shire. Hopefully Darryl’s election to chair with Rodger Paxton, also a member of the NH Liberty Party, being newly elected to the LP’s vice-chair position will bode well for the future of the LP in New Hampshire. If we’re lucky, we’ll see them add a plank about NH independence into the LP of NH’s party platform in 2017.
Darryl has put in his resignation as a co-chair of the NH Liberty Party as a result of his election to the Libertarian Party chair role, as his time is already limited due to his many activist projects. I wish him the best. We’ll continue our role as New Hampshire’s only pro-secession political party, fielding candidates, and actively seek a new co-chair, though filling Darryl’s shoes is a tall order.
To join the New Hampshire Liberty Party, please fill out this form. You’ll need to agree with our party’s short and unchangeable platform. Unlike the Libertarian Party of NH, membership in the NH Liberty Party is free.
Mark your poly calendars! The Rebel Love Show Series Finale is this Tuesday, September 27th at 10 pm EST with special guests Justin Campagnone of The Granite Haze of Mind and Rick Naya of NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally! This will be our last episode and its been one hell of a trip! Topics on this episode will include a recap of NH Hempfest, the documentary we are working on, our wedding, and a few other major announcements you don’t want to miss! We will be live on LRN.FM – The Liberty Radio Network and watch us live on rebelloveshow.com/live. Plus call into the show using skype username: REBELLOVESHOW
Big thank you to Ian Freeman for having us on LRN for the past year and a half! It has been an honor broadcasting on LRN and helping to produce multiple shows for this amazing network!