Liberty Activist Pays Property Tax in $1 Bills

In protest of government people’s continued aggression against peaceful human beings, I decided to pay the latest Keene property tax bill, over $2700, in all ones. I brought pizza to share with those who were inconvenienced, gave a short speech, and Sam from the Obscured Truth Network brought his video camera. As usual, the bureaucrat aggressors did not like the cameras:

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87 Comments

  1. That last photo with TSA Jorge is great.

  2. Hahaha. I loved it. I would have liked to see a bunch of pennies though. Ha

  3. High 5 to all the activists present, thanks for the scoop. Watching the B-crats scatter was priceless. I'm LMAO right now because they are so cowardly, and the cop that coughed righteously before he hopped into my car was perfecto. You guys rock and will go down in history.

    Peace and Love from politico-land.

    Atlas

  4. Ian, the dialogue was impressive my dude. Wish I coulda been there to enjoy it. You and Sam are the perfect tag-team. Thumbs up from the Conc. Statists need to get a life and realize that you're robber barons. You're filthy wanna-be capitalists (wrong word?) that steal for a living and deprive the residents of the press. How dare you? You're own Supreme CT. says that in public means you have little expectation of privacy, believe me I know as I'm a PI. And I see everything, including you and your masters. All the time. Don't misbehave cause it won't pass my smell test and my friends are the media. Chow for now, til next time.

  5. Nicely done guys. Thank you.

  6. BALLSY!

  7. Our courts being bound to uphold the constitution and the laws governing; are they not conspiring to commit treason by commiting fraud towards the the government and we the people by demanding payment of a non legal currency. under usc title 18 setion 371. And if our courts are committing treasonous acts who do we report it to. We must uniite to bring our court systems back to where they defend we the people instead of prosecuting we the people trying to perform our patriotic duties

  8. Our courts being bound to uphold the constitution and the laws governing; are they not conspiring to commit treason by commiting fraud towards the the government and we the people by demanding payment of a non legal currency.

    "Section. 3. Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

    "But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain—that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist."

  9. Go Ian Go!

  10. Go Sam Go! Love the pizza bit!

  11. Very nicely done, major kudos. 🙂

  12. once again another pointless freekeene protest. thanks for nothing guys!

  13. Maybe instead of sniping you can show us how to do one the "right" way. Or maybe you're just a troll.

  14. I think it has a great point, which is to call the bureaucrat's attention to their complicity in a great evil, and spark a change in them.

  15. Or maybe you’re just a troll.

    lord above. the ready invocation of the T-word here is one of the lamest anti-speech tactics anyone can pull. always in the hip pocket of the FK retarded sanctimonious. zOMG, it's an "activist"! it's obvious that unbridled congratulations are expected when you post such vids. otherwise, you can simply ask a critic to provide examples of superior protests or suggest ways this could've been improved.

    nah, you and so many here want unconditional suckoffs for your public prancing.

    big points to the camera op. being kidnapped not necessary in all cases to show what's going on. lesson there.

  16. Great. Thanks guys, wish I could be in Keene. Maybe next year.

  17. Watching the comments from onlookers was interesting too. That lady was so rude about ther video recording. Does she not realize that there are ALWAYS cameras and surveillance in the gov't buildings? Heck, they even video tape you in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

  18. Nice! It would have been better if you had paid them in pennies, though.

  19. I love how the guy in line feels sorry for the bureaucrat whose robbing him "it not right to make her count $1 bills" but doesn't feel affronted that he has to pay up under threat of jail.

  20. YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE ME COUNT MY 2,700$ ONE DOLLAR AT A TIME? THE NERVE!!!!!!!!!

  21. Hmmm… I wonder what would have happened should a second, unaffiliated member of the press, having been alerted to the police call, showed up just after the policeman left to film the now newsworthy story?

  22. Should have used pennies.

  23. Considered it, but can you imagine what $2700 in pennies weighs? Plus, most of those ones were stamped with FreeKeene.com and FreeTalkLive.com and you can't stamp coins.

    You should try coins though and make your own video!

  24. Great video!

    "I owe the government $3400 in taxes. So I sent them two hammers and a toilet seat."

    – Michael McShane

  25. Hardman is right, you FSers don't seem to tolerate dissent very well. If you're going to post these events, then be prepared for some criticisms as well as kudos. Two of my own points:

    1) Expressing your objections to a bill by paying in inconvenient denominations (dollars, pennies, whatever) is so cliche, almost a parody of a parody if you will. It does nothing more than bring ridicule upon yourselves and more empathy, and possibly respect, for the people who have to tolerate you. If you object to the tax, then don't pay it. You're the one trying to start a war.

    2) That being said, I am glad you videotape these things. I wonder when people will realize the phrase "You can't record me without my permission" is a fallacy. It's just so funny to hear.

  26. If you object to the tax, then don’t pay it. You’re the one trying to start a war.

    Tell that to yourself next time you're mugged. "If I don't like being mugged, I shouldn't hand my wallet over to the mugger when he points his gun at my head."

    What makes you think Ian and Sam are attempting to start a war? I find that to be a ridiculous claim because there is no foundation for making it.

  27. I really liked this video. Ian only wanted to pay in "legal tender" as opposed to writing a check, the fact that it made things a bit slower gave everyone some time to think about why he was there in the first place (threats of losing his home).

  28. Edan,

    I would love to not pay taxes to the gang, there are many worthy charities to whom I would rather give the money. Could you explain how I can do so without spending the rest of my life in jail, being homeless, or poor?

  29. gave everyone some time

    just stop and think about that, if you're able. plausible that there may have been another aggression victim who missed or was late for an important appointment (e.g., job interview) because of ian's cutesy showboating. ian cannot blame that entirely on the state simply because the state forces. funny to see an "activist" (ha!) so idyllically consumed with PR proudly delivering what's potentially some of the worst PR in FK history.

    let them eat pizza, says his majesty the arranger of when victims will be further victimized. he knows what's best for them, as he helps shove their backs against an already ruthless process.

  30. Anyone who's ever dealt with bureaucracy should expect delays. Don't ever deal with bureaucracy immediately before anything important.

    You can do better than that, Hardman.

  31. Anyone who’s ever dealt with bureaucracy should expect delays.

    delays because of bureaucracy, yes. this delay — a delay you initiated? no. this was anomalous. the very reason you did it was to slow down the machine, and you're here now in laughable disingenuousness acting as though the machine's normality was unaffected. typical snot-nosed arrogance.

    you — yes, you — potentially fucked away the day (or worse) of peaceful people, increasing their misery. attempting to fob it off on the state is normal FTL-style shirking. this was your show, pizza man. as usual, things here must be explained as if to children:

    the state is responsible for delays it causes. you are responsible for delays you cause. while the times sum, responsibility shifts not. in planning their errands, victims of the state typically account for nominal state-caused delay. likely, most of those victims wanted to shove that pizza "gift" straight up your ass, because even as stupid as they may be, they knew you were intentionally slowing the works while paying. oh, but you got your "point" across. you also scheduled your day around knowing what you were going to do — a luxury denied those who, according to you, were "inconvenienced".

    a PR masterpiece! but hey… at least you "did something" (FK wank #3).

  32. What exactly is wrong with slowing down the machine a little? That enables people to hold their money a little longer. If we keep it up, that delay might actually become significant.

  33. We're all waiting with baited breath to hear your strategy, Hardman. Is your path to liberty trolling the FK comments section?

    FACT: The bureaucrats had more than enough people to continue to take "customers", but they assigned a bunch of them to count the money. The blame is on them.

    FACT: I came in the last hour of the last day to pay. The people in line should have expected extra delays due to last-minute payments.

    FACT: You are a troll. I thought for a little while you had something valuable to add – clearly I was wrong. You only derail and attack.

  34. What exactly is wrong with slowing down the machine a little? That enables people to hold their money a little longer.

    you are not serious… i semi-hope.

    We’re all waiting with baited breath to hear your strategy, Hardman.

    don't bait your breath. and, of course, it's back to the "please let's not talk about what i did and posted, unless on net you're sucking me off" routine.

    as i say here regularly to the holy-fallacy-trilogy adherents, assume i'm a run-of-the-mill statist; it changes not a whit the discussion of your acts — acts you advertise habitually — yet curtails nicely enough your silly attempts to blaze rabbit trails.

    Is your path to liberty trolling the FK comments section?

    and it's back via desperation to your pussy anti-speech word of the decade: "troll" — now applied in the same manner as "terrorist". in each case the misuser attempts to shut off argument by with a single word labeling his opponent unworthy of consideration. more often than not, the only offender with true regard to the respective term is the hurler. that applies here. at this board i consistently maintain logical criticism — mostly negative, rarely positive — refusing steadily the ridiculously inept and fallacious attempts to divert from the relevant argument. the core fallacies used i have noted and explained repeatedly. instead of rebutting these explanations, the same fools merely reiterate the same fallacies. and you call me a troll. you call me a troll because you're too much of a pussy to do openly what you're attempting through epithet: to simply delete comments that are regularly negative. that would expose you more as the anti-speech fraud you are, so instead you use the T word, appealing to some bogus intellectual dignity that is all but. most of those reading this site are fooled; a few are not. you cling to the most.

    FACT: The bureaucrats had more than enough people to continue to take “customers”, but they assigned a bunch of them to count the money. The blame is on them.

    OMG, did you say "FACT"? heavens! ::burp::

    you were speechifying, accompanied by multiple cameras. they wanted you gone. they are stupid, even more cowardly than you, and used to bossing people around, however indirectly. you should know this, and probably do, yet according to you it's the other victims — who unlike you did not have sufficient warning — who should know norms (and abnorms) and plan accordingly. you cannot get around the prime contradiction here, that you intentionally slowed down the works significantly and at the same time desire credit for and exoneration from that result.

    I came in the last hour of the last day to pay. The people in line should have expected extra delays due to last-minute payments.

    translation: you chose the time most likely to screw over people not expecting your slowdown, then demand that this weigh in your favor, not against you. essentially the same contradiction.

    FACT: You are a troll. I thought for a little while you had something valuable to add – clearly I was wrong. You only derail and attack.

    you are attempting to redefine "troll" to cover regular harsh criticism while also hoping it for effect retains in the eye of the reader its original meaning.

    try honesty in all things. shorter path.

  35. I didn't screw over anyone. The state is screwing them over. The state slowed down the works, not me.

    Nothing we do will make everyone happy, Hardman. If people want to be offended at liberty activism that's THEIR problem. We'll do what we can to minimize the inconvenience, but as long as there is oppression, there will be activism, and likely others whose "business" with the gang will be disrupted.

    Again, sometimes your critique is useful, but it's usually loaded with personal attacks, so it's unlikely anyone will take you seriously.

    Plus, you're just another commenter on the internet. People who live here and share their critique are worth much more. People who have actually DONE activism's critique are much more useful (Lauren, Russell, Sam). That's why I ask, what are YOU doing? Why should I care what you think? You have no credibility, and lose more with every personal attack.

    Since you are doing nothing, I fully expect another post full of evasion and attacks.

    Sometimes I'm a sucker for a good troll, and you are a good one!

  36. I didn’t screw over anyone. The state is screwing them over. The state slowed down the works, not me.

    not merely by coincidence, in your denials of the obvious you sound like the state.

    If people want to be offended at liberty activism that’s THEIR problem.

    a mantra i hope will be extended to carl drega, if it's to exist. of course, your statement conflicts explicitly and deeply with your retarded meanderings elsewhere regarding "violence".

    but it’s usually loaded with personal attacks, so it’s unlikely anyone will take you seriously.

    as explained several times, those not taking me seriously merely on account of "personal attacks" are morons. couldn't care less how they take me.

    People who live here and share their critique are worth much more.

    i'll let that quote simmer in its own filth.

    People who have actually DONE activism’s critique are much more useful (Lauren, Russell, Sam). That’s why I ask, what are YOU doing? Why should I care what you think? You have no credibility, and lose more with every personal attack.

    and now, amid your normal illogic blast (you are, it should be obvious to anyone not a dunce, employing fallacious ad hominem argument here; as also explained several times to the dull, there exists non-fallacious ad hominem), you add in predictably bogus style the "credibility" dodge, exposing your rank inanity. credibility is the quality or power of inspiring belief, and it has no place in any argument the premises and structure of which require no belief in the non-demonstrated (i.e., most arguments, and all in which i've engaged at this board). instead of facing this truth and behaving accordingly, you attempt — damned lamely — to disguise your fallacious ad hominem argument with feel-good go-to words such as credibility. you are, however, asserting openly enough that my argument about solely your actions depends on my actions. this is too nonsensical even for someone as stupid and in over his head as you, yet it's "defense" #1 here at the FK hall o' swoon.

    Since you are doing nothing,

    assumes fact in evidence. you should be ashamed of yourself for that one, if nothing else. secondarily, it highlights that you don't measure an opponent worth a damn.

    I fully expect another post full of evasion and attacks.

    me not being diverted overmuch by your evasion attempts is simply staying on topic. you want to convert a post about you to a post about me. why? only because your action was criticized negatively.

  37. I tried explaining to you how your critique could be made more valuable. You don't care. You have no tact. Perhaps you should try reading Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People".

    Since you don't care about how to properly critique, I don't care about what you have to say.

    You keep sniping, we'll keep doing!

  38. the core fallacies used i have noted and explained repeatedly. instead of rebutting these explanations, the same fools merely reiterate the same fallacies. and you call me a troll.

    You know, when you have to explain things repeatedly and people still don't understand what the hell you're on about, maybe your communication skills are deficient?

    All I've read from you thus far are post after post of you being an obnoxious, cantankerous boor who enjoys berating and criticizing activists without providing coherent examples of your own success as supporting evidence that you have even the faintest clue as to what you're even talking about, which is often opaque and unintelligible in the first place.

    Maybe it's your monotonous monologues, your repetitious activist-bashing or autoerotic ego-stroking that's obfuscating whatever the hell it is you're trying to get across.

    Or maybe you're simply full of sound and fury signifying "I'm a dick."

  39. Great stuff Ian! I liked the speech.

  40. I also enjoyed Ian's speech

  41. You guys are too much… Seriously. The pizza was nice.

    How does the public at large respond to these acts of protest in Keene? Do they find you annoying or do they side with you on issues of immoral taxation, immoral imprisonment, violations of the freedom of press, et cetera? Is there a segment of the population of Keene who do not consider you press?

  42. See?

    Paying at the gubment counter: Not Nice

    Pizza: Nice

    I rest my case

  43. Ian and Sam, YOU GUYS ROCK. This in NOT a pointless exercise! I'm here in San Diego and am taking note of your activities. You are showing the violence of the state and the the statist who support them. Cockroaches hate the light. You are shinning the light and just watch them run. Take care and your message is being heard.

  44. 'Is there a segment of the population of Keene who do not consider you press?'

    I did not want to presume to speak of this because I do not live in Keene, but nobody else bit so I'll hack away at it.

    One definition of 'press' is 'all the media and agencies that print, broadcast, or gather and transmit news, including newspapers, newsmagazines, radio and television news bureaus, and wire services.'

    What this means to me is that while some people may not consider FTL and OTN and FMTV and suchlike to be 'press', their consideration is largely irrelevant, because they are in point of fact press.

    This, as an aside, is why Ian's challenge of the legitimacy of the court he appeared in was ineffective. At this point the courts are considered by general acclimation to be legitimate, so Ian's consideration of them as illegitimate, while probably correct, is largely irrelevant. One man on a hilltop decrying the court system as a criminal enterprise is not going to shift the public's view of their legitimacy. This is why the goal of liberty activists is freedom in our lifetime, not freedom in the next month or two. Societal brainwashing through public 'schooling' and TV entertainment has set liberty back quite some way. The fight for a free press as waged by stalwarts like SamIAm and Dave Ridley is the front line right now in the battle for liberty.

    The success or failure of these men to keep the free press free will be a huge factor in getting the message of non-aggression out to the masses and getting them snapped out of their indoctrinations.

    Anyone who doesn't think Sam or Dave are 'press' should not be writing letters to the editor or posting on blogs either, because that is press just as much as any of what those fellas are doing.

  45. Awesome! Up here in Canuckistan you give me hope Iain, nice bit of work you did. I think Charley 'Ardman has a thing for the government witch with the glasses and blond hair, that's why he is so pissed off, perhaps his lifestyle is dependent on those goons, who knows. Speaking of coins, do you have a 50 cent coin in the US? What about using quarters? Imagine if 20 people did that in Keene, wait a minute, they would soon outlaw paying by dollar bills. No dollar bills allowed in this lobby peon!

  46. , perhaps his lifestyle is dependent on those goons, who knows.

    perhaps you're a serial child rapist. "who knows."

  47. Mr, 'Ardman – Perhaps you live in your mothers basement and jerk off to horse sex porn, "who knows." If I was a serial child rapist I am sure you would be the one online complaining about me not doing it the proper way, after all your the expert on everything.

  48. LPVIPER,

    Thanks for answering the "does the general population of Keene consider the work of the activists as 'press'."

    I am curious as to what the relationship is between the general community as a whole and the Free Keene activists and the FSP. I live in Providence, a very statist and politically corrupt city, and I am seriously considering signing the papers for the FSP and I was curious as to the state of the "free state," especially Keene. I really appreciate the work of Ridley and Dodson. Ideally, I would hope the people of the community would see the worth of their work. It would be a shame if the work and ultimately the goals of the FSP activists are considered a nuisance.

    Anyway, thanks.

  49. April,

    You should probably just visit Keene, see if you like the area and the pace of its lifestyle, and meet up with some Free-Staters to see if you feel enough of a sense of potential camaraderie with them to justify the idea. The actual group of people involved in the project seems to be quite small, but they do seem get on well with each other.

    In terms of their influence in the community, it is de minimus at best; my guess is that most of the residents are pretty much unaware of the project's existence. Among those few who are aware of it, I suppose the number of supporters and detractors are about even. Not a lot happens up here, so project participants are occasionally able to get some coverage of whatever quasi-street theater du jour prank they might undertake, but it tends to be of the "man bites dog" variety. This seems to provoke a fair amount of excitement amount local project members (the affect is sort of like when a kid gets his name in the newspaper for the first time), but the relationship between the project (and the ideas expounded by its members) and the lives of Keene's citizens is all but non-existent.

    To sum up, if your decision to move would be based primarily on the political-social efficacy of the project, you'd probably be disappointed. New Hampshire culture in general tends to be quite resistant to change, and project advocates tend to shoot themselves in the foot (politically speaking, of course) over and over again, mostly owing to immaturity. On the other hand, they do tend to support each other, and most are quite friendly; it's like a small-but-pleasant club.

    Ultimately, I think you'd do best to visit and come to your own conclusions. Good luck.

    Ann

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