Ransom Rich Paul!

2013_04_20_freerichFor those of you who don’t know, I, Rich Paul, have been sitting in the the Keene Spiritual Retreat for the last couple weeks. I am technically in for violation of probation and there are four violations alleged:

1) That when Dorrie O’Meara’s employees/ thugs attacked an artist/ friend of mine by surprise and from behind, I stepped in between the gang of attackers and their intended victim while holding a stick, and thwarted their attack.

This is true, but justified by my inalienable right to self defense and defense of others, I believe that the court will disregard this allegation.

2) That I have not paid the $3,500 in fines that the court demands. This is true also, and, with your help, to remedy this situation. Although I hate to feed the monster of the state, I liken it to the ransoms paid to the enemies for the return of captured warriors in the Middle Ages: It sucks to give money to your enemy, but it sucks to lose your fighters as well.

3) I have not stopped smoking weed. I don’t intend to do, but this alone is not think this is serious enough to hold me long.

4) I have not attended substance abuse counseling. Again, I don’t intend to. I hope to negotiate this as I will not submit to invasive or an unneeded invasive medical procedure to treat a condition from which I do not suffer- especially when the course of “treatment” requires that I lie and claim to be a “marijuana addict” an absurd concept. I still retain, I hope, my right to conscience, which includes the rights not to be coerced into deceit.

As you can see I have my work cut out for me getting out of this mess. Being able to pay these fines ASAP would be a big help in providing some sign of cooperation to the court. I hope so that you will help me make this a reality. Donations are accepted here.

Rich Paul
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  1. You know, I’m not qualified to determine what is specifically wrong with you, but it’s obvious that you are one very badly broken toy.

  2. We do. You moochers don’t pay taxes.

  3. A martyr? He’s not exactly Oscar Romero.

  4. Can you explain what, exactly, it is that Rich Paul does for society? I keep reading that he’s an invaluable contributor, but no one ever mentions what those contributions are.

  5. I know. I can drink several beers a day and then stop drinking, which means that alcohol is not addictive.

  6. I can also smoke a cigarette everyday and then stop. Again, must not be addictive.

  7. And don’t get me started with gambling. There are no chemicals involved…can’t be addictive.

  8. No, I don’t rant or become irrational, let alone spit.

    I realize exactly what words I used. Thanks for checking. Not sure why you think those ones are worthy of note; they are simply descriptive. Statism is a religion that worships the almighty State.

  9. Sane individuals have a rational and accurate picture of reality. We don’t imagine that magical words and rituals can change reality to fit our ideas.

  10. For one thing, he contrubutes by annoying scum like you. If that was all he managed, it would make him valuable to society, since hate groups and bigots like you deserve to be offended.

  11. That’s all you’ve got, eh, Sharkie? If we judge by that rubric, than I’m positively HEROIC for annoying you moochers.

  12. Gee, a personal attack from KeeneGuy… I must be doing something right.

  13. If there is one thing we can improve on, its better communication to help others understand things that to ourselves seem obvious.

    Giving you the benefit of the doubt that this is a genuine question and not just another attack, I’ll try to explain it this way. Have you ever read 1984? If not, I think everyone should. In it, George Orwell writes “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”

    If you look at the world around you with an open mind, you can see that we are closer to that future than we would like to believe. Rich Paul and others like him avert that bleak future by making a stand for their rights today. I believe all of humanity have people like him to thank for the freedoms they enjoy today. You don’t have to like Rich Paul, but try to imagine a world without liberty activism.

    Beyond that, I think others can explain it better than I. Have you checked out freekeene.com/about and books.freekeene.com ?

  14. How is he different?

  15. Yes you find a lot of things here idiotic. You know, there are many other sites out there that you could frequent…

    Yes, we know its gladly accepted. That is the system’s undoing. It will collapse under its own weight. Its already happening…

  16. it is a serious question, Kris. I guess I just don’t see how drawing on the sidewalk and smoking pot are making an important stand for freedom and rights. Let’s not confuse his actions with those of Oscar Romero, Caesar Chavez, or Daniel and Phillip Berrigan.

    I believe strongly in activism. I’ve been arrested a dozen times for civil disobedience, and I admire all who take principled stands. Both of the Berrigans spent time in prison for their their principled actions. They didn’t try to get people to pay up to get them out. I don’t see principle at work here.

    I’m hoping for better answers, not links.

  17. Okay that gives me a better idea of where you’re coming from. Putting the chalk issue aside for now, you don’t see smoking marijuana in public as you put it, a “principled stand”?

  18. Oscar Romero was murdered because he discussed the weekly disappearances, killings and torture occurring in El Salvador on his weekly radio show during the late 1970’s.

    Rich Paul draws on the sidewalk with chalk. He can’t handle being in county jail – it’s impossible to imagine that he would DIE for a cause.

  19. Not really … but you could start by getting some professional help. And it’s not a personal attack – it’s fact. Who thinks like you do except for people who are unstable and checked out from reality?

  20. Let me guess … when it finally “collapses under its own weight” you and your “peaceful” associates will step in to fix everything, right? Or better still: people will just want to live in “freedom” and no one will bother anyone else. There will be no need for laws or police to enforce those laws; one big happy community.

    I am happy to pay taxes toward insuring that our governmental entities enforce our laws and prosecute and possibly incarcerate people like Rich Paul and others who think those laws somehow don’t apply to them.

    You all think those laws are immutable, but amazingly enough there is a system in place to modify or eliminate laws if the people wish it so, via their elected representatives.

    What a bitch it must be when we – the majority – don’t go along with your ideas and demands.

  21. Let me summarize her answer: He contributes nothing to society.

  22. When it, the problem, collapses under its own weight, there is no longer anything to fix.

    So you like living in a police state where laws are selectively enforced. I gathered as much.

    Well the majority agrees that the system is broken, so suddenly you’re in the minority. Oh noes!

  23. He was convicted of drug dealing, and then violated his parole. This has nothing to do with just standing around smoking weed. You people cannot even give a straight answer to a simple question.

  24. Oh yeah — he’s annoying the crap out of all of us while he’s cooling his jets in jail – soon to be prison. I’m hoping more of you get to annoy us in the same fashion very soon.

  25. Are you saying only those who are unstable are uncomfortable with the idea that part of their salary will be taken and spent on bombs to be dropped on civilians?

  26. So again: if they are receiving money from “other sources”, why is he still in jail? Oh yeah, now I remember: those pesky parole violations.

  27. Really? Care to provide some credible cites to back up your claim?

  28. What are you posting about? Civilians? What civilians? Geez woman – get a grip and a clue.

  29. I think we deserve medals and commendations, Susan.

  30. Just wait until he gets to big-boy jail, aka prison. He’s going to positively love it there.

  31. Exactly.

  32. Stop? Did Free Keene even start?

  33. Statism: “a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs.”

    Hardly a religion, and certainly doesn’t apply to NH. So, what exactly are you going on about, Sharkie?

  34. The majority in NH believe marijuana should be legal to grow, possess, and use.

    Gues that “system” to “modify or eliminate laws” doesn’t work, eh?

  35. That’s like claiming a mugger is heroic, because someone who gives to charity is a good person. Logic is not your strong suit, is it?

  36. “Scum” may be an example of “name-calling.” “Bigots” is not – it’s an accurate descriptor.

    And no, “name-calling” does not mean you’ve lost the argument. If there were a logical argument made, and someone responded in that way, then it would, indeed, be indicative of them not having anything else to present. When, on the other hand, no logical argument was made, there’s nothing lost by simply mocking bigoted scumbags.

  37. Has there been political pressure from the majority of voters placed upon their elected state representatives to make marijuana legal? Has there been an effort to get a ballot initiative in front of the voters to make marijuana legal? Where’s this “majority” of yours?

    How can you state the system doesn’t work when no one is using it?

  38. “And no, “name-calling” does not mean you’ve lost the argument.”

    Really? Now that’s odd, because in the past you and others in FreeKeene have stated that name-calling means you’ve lost the argument.

    Man it must really suck when you get caught contradicting yourself, Sharkie. You really don’t know which end is up now, do you?

  39. The problem is that you take that Orwell quote as a promise, not a warning. “It will be so wonderful, when we each have a boot on our face!” As long as it’s a left-sided boot, you’ll be happy, right?

    The idea that folks should /not/ be face-stomped doesn’t enter into your world.

    And don’t give us this nonsense about your extensive arrest record. If you were actually engaged in civil disobedience for any worthwhile cause, you’d be going into details and shouting it from the rooftops. If you’ve done anything of the sort, it was just because you had a right-sided boot on your face and didn’t like that much, so you wanted it switched.

    If you’ve been arrested at all, it was probably for burning a cross on someone’s lawn, knowing your mindset…

  40. I answered your question. You still haven’t answered mine asking what do you do for society other than troll this site. I won’t hold my breath for that one.

  41. Are the saying the US doesn’t bomb civilians?

  42. 4 years ago? Really?

  43. Are you saying they do?

  44. Ah … once again Sharkie defines what is “appropriate” civil disobedience. Libertarian-related civil disobedience: good. Non-Libertarian-related civil disobedience: bad. Got it.

  45. Do you want less government spending? I have a very big idea for you. Tolerance.

    It costs alot to control other people.

  46. dailyunconstitutional.com – really? Thanks for the laugh.

  47. Ah, projecting!

  48. I can tell you one thing, wanting to lock someone in a cage for a victimless crime does not contribute to society

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