Bitcoin Gandhi Leads 24 Day March Across NH In Support Of The Crypto6

Bitcoin Gandhi Marches Across New Hampshire For Crypto6

Bitcoin Gandhi Marches Across NH For Crypto6

Libertarian activist Dave Ridley has taken it upon himself to lead a march across New Hampshire in the hopes of bringing attention to an oppressed group of activists currently under attack by federal authorities for peacefully resisting the violence of the state.

Following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi, a ‘terrorist’ leader in British ruled India, Dave has dressed the part calling himself, Bitcoin Gandhi, and marching in kind to raise awareness about the libertarian plight and migration that has brought together thousands of like-minded individuals to New Hampshire.

Mahatma Gandhi was an anti-colonial nationalist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead a successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule. He in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi led a 24-day march challenging the British-imposed salt tax in the 400 km (250 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in calling for the British to leave India in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions, in both South Africa and India.

Speech & March Led By Bitcoin Gandhi From The Raided Mighty Moose Mart and Bitcoin Embassy In Keene, NH To The U.S. District Of New Hampshire Courthouse
 

Like in the case of Mahatma Gandhi a group which has become known as the Crypto6 has been leading the way in peacefully resisting the violence of state and federal powers over the past decade. As part of the Free State Project and larger libertarian migration movement the Crypto6 moved to New Hampshire in the hope of changing the state and ridding it of the violence inherent thereof. Unfortunately this has not gone over well with many of the violent actors in power and these individuals have taken to an extreme dislike of the ideas of liberty.

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021, federal and local agents kicked the doors in at the Free Talk Live studio, Bitcoin Embassy NH and Shire Free Church, arresting 6 individuals and confiscating several Bitcoin vending machines, computers and other personal items. Some might say these individuals deserved what they got- after all the state slandered their names with false accusations of unlicensed money transmission, money laundering, and wire fraud. This however has already been demonstrated in hearings to be patently false and of which many other false accusations including that of violence ruled on. The judge agreed for instance with the lawyer of Ian Freeman in that he was not in fact a danger as the prosecution argued releasing him after 70 days of confinement.

This isn’t the Crypto6’s first rodeo with the authorities however. After a decade of nonviolent activism both Ian Freeman, Nobody (formally known as Rich Paul), and others have been targeted by both state and federal authorities. In may of 2012 the FBI setup a sting with the help of the state to ensnare Nobody. FBI agents were waiting at the local Keene PD and upon arrival offered Nobody a deal he couldn’t possibly refuse- or so they thought. They told him face spending the rest of his life in prison or wear a wire into the Keene Activist Center. After refusing and taking his case to trial he was convicted of selling a small amount of weed and spent a year locked up up.

In March of 2016 the FBI were at it again. Two weeks after Mark Edge went live on nationally syndicated radio accusing the FBI of being hypocrites in their handling of the largest child pornography bust of the decade FBI agents stormed the studios of Free Talk Live. This time the FBI simply lied, obtaining a warrant to search under the guise that someone had downloaded child pornography-but explicitly slandering the name of a leading activist Ian Freeman and his radio show. This attempt at undermining the show largely failed. Everyone knew Ian advocated peace and was a staunch advocate against the use of violence. After some legal wrangling the FBI was forced to admit defeat and return computers seized. This however did not deter the FBI and had continued hunting for something to charge him with, and those surrounding him.

In spite of Ian Freeman’s immaculate legal and operational record the FBI once again pursued him and those closest to him for ‘crimes’ involving cryptocurrency. Not unknown to the government Ian Freeman worked to ensure compliance of his churches cryptocurrency vending operation through the obtainment of legal counsel and petitioning of the government to change New Hampshire law on cryptocurrency. Thanks to the participation of Free Staters, those who moved to NH as part of the migration, New Hampshire law did get changed making all operations clearly legal under state and federal law.

For much of this march Dave Ridley has been calling for the state and federal government to stop the violence against the Crypto6 by going around to police stations, federal buildings, and other government offices to ask bureaucrats to discontinue their participation in and cooperation of the federal governments activities. Unfortunately mostly to no avail.

Like Mahatma Gandhi on June 2nd, 2021 Dave Ridley concluded his 24-day march as Bitcoin Gandhi by committing an act of civil disobedience. Dave and around two dozen other activists gathered at the US District Courthouse in Concord, NH to break an unjust anti-speech law, fed speech-restriction §102-74.415, that prohibits the handing of grievances to federal authorities. This act of civil disobedience was chosen for its apparent and blatantly unconstitutional nature and having been a law routinely used against activists on past occasions. In fact this wouldn’t be the first time Dave Ridley himself has been arrested or convicted for breaking this law. This time however the federal government didn’t want the negative publicity such an arrest would bring to the cause of the Crypto6 and thereby sent out a public relations expert to deny it’s very existence.

To contribute to the Crypto6 legal fundraiser, follow the ongoing developments in the Crypto6 case, or purchase a Crypto6 fundraiser t-shirt, “Bitcoin Is NOT A Crime: Free The Crypto6” check out the TheCrypto6.com.

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56 Comments

  1. “In spite of Ian Freeman’s immaculate legal and operational character in fully complying with required law…”

    lol

    “Dave and around two dozen other activists gathered at the US District Courthouse in Concord, NH to break an unjust anti-speech law..”

    There are dozens of us! Dozens!

  2. I know I’m not suppose to feed the trolls, but gloriouszorn, there are thousands of us in a state with a little over a million people, and we’ve already got 80 representatives in the NH statehouse, and even one representative, Mike Sylvia, joined us at the courthouse for this little protest. Not every protest need be big. There were 24 days for people to march and upon which many more people did.

  3. “I know I’m not suppose to feed the trolls, but gloriouszorn, there are thousands of us in a state with a little over a million people, and we’ve already got 80 representatives in the NH statehouse, and even one representative, Mike Sylvia, joined us at the courthouse for this little protest. Not every protest need be big. There were 24 days for people to march and upon which many more people did.”

    If you say so. Shame only a couple dozen could come out for the final day. I guess they had better things to do.

    By the way, I hope you aren’t conflating libertarians with people that support Ian. Many libertarians want nothing to do with him after he publicly came out in support of pedophilia.

  4. GZ STFU u dumbass

  5. “GZ STFU u dumbass”

    Hey David, out of curiosity, are you still creeping out women, or are you behaving better since the KAC days? I remember that being a controversy when I was still in NH. You haven’t tried moving in on Bonnie have you?

    Remember, anything less than an enthusiastic yes is a no, okay?

  6. Thanks for quoting/reiterating my important statement..:-)

  7. “I know I’m not suppose to feed the trolls, but gloriouszorn…”

    Mmyeah pretty much the same as Jumping Jacks now. As if harping on the same things the FBI charged and arrested him for weren’t already enough, throwing in falsehoods like “publicly came out in support of pedophilia” really reveals everything we might want to know.

    The haters/trolls try to make it about Ian. Ian and FreeKeene has never made it about Ian. Quite the opposite, they made it about the freedom movement at large.

    Ian never claimed to have more qualifications than anyone else to carry the liberty banner He tried everything he could from the beginning to make its vehicle a decentralized one. It worked. If you guys think putting Ian behind bars will solve all your problems in life, then you’ve got another thing coming.

  8. Ridley is marching around in a sheet to support those who broke the law. I believe he has painted a target on his back. People are going to want to beat the crap out of him. Ridley has done some pretty weird stuff in the past. Why isn’t there any freekeeners walking with him? It would appear a lot of people in freekeene has stopped supporting Ian and the rest of the crypto6. In all seriousness, who would want to stand beside Ian, RNP, and the rest for basically a open and shut case,

  9. “throwing in falsehoods like “publicly came out in support of pedophilia” really reveals everything we might want to know.”

    Oh, if this is a falsehood, then why did the Free State Project break ties with Ian? Did you somehow miss the FTL episode where Ian said it was none of his business if a 6 year old had sexual relations with an adult? Or that he believes that he was able to consent to prostitution at the age of 10-11?

  10. “People are going to want to beat the crap out of him. Ridley has done some pretty weird stuff in the past.”

    He always did give off some weird vibes. Have you ever met him in person? I don’t think people are going to want to beat him up though. I do love Ridley’s call to FTL yesterday (and he made a post in the forum too), where he was passive-aggressively calling out people because people weren’t coming out to support him. Imagine, you walk all over the state on behalf of your friends and less than a couple dozen people actually show up to support you on the last day. Ouch.

    “It would appear a lot of people in freekeene has stopped supporting Ian and the rest of the crypto6.”

    They really have. I am surprised at the number of people that have left since I was in Keene. The group is really a shadow of what it used to be a few years ago (which honestly wasn’t much then). I think people got tired of the immature antics (especially after seeing how counterproductive they were.)

  11. FSP didn’t break ties with Ian because of public support of pedophilia. You and his other haters made that up. And I believe his banishment from FSP was unpopular among Free Staters and has since been reversed.

    https://freekeene.com/2016/03/19/response-to-dishonest-hitpiece-flyer-being-posted-downtown/

    So let’s see if you are just like Jumping Jacks here who said what Ian wrote on the subject doesn’t matter, only a 30-second clip from 10 years ago matters right? Oh and whatever the FBI says is automatically true?

  12. “FSP didn’t break ties with Ian because of public support of pedophilia.”

    fsp.org/free-state-project-statement-regarding-ian-freeman-and-free-talk-live/

    As one might expect of any group of 20,000+ people, from time to time participants have engaged in controversial behavior or espoused controversial opinions. When a media personality does this, they risk associating their sponsors and business partners with that behavior and opinion. Ian Freeman has recently done so with his statements regarding the age of consent.

    Therefore, effective immediately, the FSP will no longer provide FTL with promotional consideration and has ended the “Mutual Sponsorship” agreement. Furthermore, Ian Freeman is no longer invited to attend FSP-hosted events, including PorcFest and Liberty Forum.

    Uh huh, sure.

    So let’s see if you are just like Jumping Jacks here who said what Ian wrote on the subject doesn’t matter, only a 30-second clip from 10 years ago matters right? Oh and whatever the FBI says is automatically true?”

    I think the comment Paul Semmelweis wrote is spot on. Ian’s writing is intellectually dishonest. He is at best a pedophilic apologist.

    “To which I say twice that sex with children is reprehensible, but that what people do is none of my business.”

    aka, it’s not my cup of tea, but you do you. Does he feel the same way about other crimes?

    Murder is reprehensible, but what people do is none of his business.
    Rape is reprehensible, but what people do is none of his business.
    Assault is reprehensible, but what people do is none of his business.
    Fraud is reprehensible, but what people do is none of his business.

    Pedophilia breaks the NAP. There is a victim. A child is not mentally developed enough to consider the risks associated with sexual activity. You are taking control of their bodily autonomy for your own desire.

    Why does Ian care about other crimes and not pedophilia?

    To take this further, why does he care about state violence? After all…

    State violence is reprehensible, but what people do is none of his business.

  13. Gz – “publicly came out in support of pedophilia”

    Ian Freeman – “Even if a child could somehow be mentally ready for sex, they are not physically ready for it, so it’s not okay in my book.”

    FSP – “Ian Freeman has recently done so with his statements regarding the age of consent.”

    Ah, “age of consent,” not public support of pedophilia. Big difference.

  14. Ian Freeman – “Even if a child could somehow be mentally ready for sex, they are not physically ready for it, so it’s not okay in my book.”

    He says he finds it personally reprehensible, yes. Notice how he doesn’t say what should happen to people that diddle kids? (Remember, he reiterates in the sentence prior that it is none of his business.)

    Also, is Ian finally ready to admit that he was a victim of childhood prostitution at the age of 10-11? I doubt it.

    “Ah, “age of consent,” not public support of pedophilia. Big difference.”

    If you can’t see how the two concepts are related, I don’t think I can help you understand. Ian has said there was nothing wrong with his 10-11 year old prostitution. That is literally pedophilia.

    Further, the FSP is not going to use the term pedophilia or go into much detail in a public statement as to why they cut ties. Are you unaccustomed to how professional organizations write? Sometimes you have to read between the lines.

    Out of curiosity, has Ian done anything wrong in your eyes? It sounds like you are willing to do anything to defend him, even if it means you are willing to defend predatory sexual behavior yourself.

  15. “Out of curiosity, has Ian done anything wrong in your eyes? It sounds like you are willing to do anything to defend him, even if it means you are willing to defend predatory sexual behavior yourself.”

    Honestly I don’t know Ian well enough to know whether he has done anything wrong. Same goes for any of his haters. I agree with his writing. By the way, most of the ideas he shares didn’t originate from him, but from thinkers before him. I like his activism. You might change my mind if a victim came forward and told a compelling story about what Ian did to cause harm to him or her, but in that case Ian would get a chance to defend himself first. Same goes for anyone I read or follow.

    I defend him because I know how libertarian/minarchist/anarchist viewpoints can be misunderstood, and the sharer of those viewpoints demonized. The same happened to Mary Ruwart. This happens to people throughout history to everyone who thinks outside of the box really. And then yeads later it often turns out they were right and ahead of their time.

  16. years*

  17. GZ…you have made your points very effectively. It would be useful if blindly loyal Free Keene defenders made a better effort to understand the local community. I am not a registered Libertarian. But, like most New Hampshire voters, I lean toward Libertarian thinking. So does our Governor. So… why has Free Keene had so many problems ? I am not a member of Stop Free Keene, but why would over 1,400 people make the effort to form and join such a group ? These are problems that the Free State Project is NOT having throughout the State.

    We didn’t like the harrassment of meter maids and other city employees. We didn’t like the racism of Chris Cantwell or his threats to kill police officers. We didn’t like the tax scams to avoid paying Keene property taxes. We certainly didn’t like the opposition to Age of Consent laws. And we have no interest in New Hampshire seceding from the United States.
    We have no opposition to Bitcoin or other cybercurrency or the sale of it.

  18. Why has FK had so many problems? I’m inclined to believe its because of the reasons given in this article snd previous articles and not because of SFK and the reasons you listed.

  19. Of course consent is a needed ingredient in human relationships. Some things one person might consent to are not the same things another person might consent to. What’s important about consent is, it is an individual thing. Others cannot give it for you, nor should they.

    Just because two people consent to something isn’t sufficient to ensure what they are consenting to is a rightful act. If what they are consenting to violates another person (or another persons property etc.) or another persons consent, then it is not a rightful act.

    Ironically, the same kinds of people who rail on about how consent violations / bullying are wrong, often seem to be the first ones to think consent can be manufactured by a majority, even when some peaceful individuals haven’t actually consented to the thing or things the “majority” has decreed.

    For instance government schools, Proponents lamely claim they “teach kids bullying is bad”, while ignoring government schools are funded via a threat to confiscate homes from people who don’t want anything to do with government schools. That’s pretty fucking on the surface lame, especially when you consider it takes threats of gun violence to maintain that confiscatory ummm, “service: Government school proponents love to threaten people with guns. That’s a fact.

    Until things like that can be honestly discussed, proponents of both “government is good” and “violating consent is bad” are talking out of both sides of their collective mouths at once.

    No, Sununu is not a libertarian and neither are “conservative New Hampshire natives”. They are engaging in hypocrisy, just not as blatant as their brethren, “liberals”.

  20. “I like his activism.”

    What do you like about it?

  21. gloriouszorn – I do enjoy reading your comments. Regarding Ian’s thoughts about sexual consent with minors, he has proven his moral compass has blown a spring. For anyone to say a 14 year old is ready to have sex with adults is criminal in itself. Should an inmate find out about that, His ass is going to be nailed to the cell wall. Basically Ian is advocating rape of a minor. Prisoners will find out every detail about Ian all the way to when He farted last time.

  22. “GZ…you have made your points very effectively. It would be useful if blindly loyal Free Keene defenders made a better effort to understand the local community.”

    As far as I know, this has been an internal debate topic within the Free Keene activist community since the beginning. Somebody would inevitably see how counterproductive knee-jerk activism is to winning hearts and minds and say, “Hey, maybe we should think through our activism to make sure it is effective.” Then people like Ian would respond with, “If you don’t think this is effective then too bad.” So they leave. They have lost a lot of really good people over the years.

    “I am not a registered Libertarian. But, like most New Hampshire voters, I lean toward Libertarian thinking. So does our Governor.”

    Honestly, spreading libertarian ideas in NH was supposed to be like shooting fish in a barrel, since so many people in NH are already libertarian leaning.That’s (partially) why it was chosen by the FSP.

    “So… why has Free Keene had so many problems ? I am not a member of Stop Free Keene, but why would over 1,400 people make the effort to form and join such a group ? These are problems that the Free State Project is NOT having throughout the State.”

    They took probably the easiest form of generating goodwill in the community – stopping people from getting parking tickets – and managed to mess it up by harassing meter maids. A big part of doing effective activism is to make yourself and your cause look sympathetic. The meter maid ends up being the sympathetic figure in their videos, while they look like jerks. The sad part is they don’t have the self awareness to see this.

  23. Yea, I can’t think of a single victim as far as Ian Freeman is concerned. It’s insane to think there is one really. There are a lot of haters out there and it’s more evidence of the success he is having in changing New Hampshire for the better. Liars and thieves have an incentive to keep things corrupt and wasteful. NH might not be as bad as some states, but lets not fool ourselves into thinking that there isn’t a large pool of educators, law enforcement, and other bureaucrats throughout the state making a buck off the status quo. These people have a deep seated hatred for those who push liberty and freedom. They perceive their livelihoods as being dependent on the state. To some extend this may be true in that if you cut the bloat there will be job losses, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a need for non-governmental school teachers, administrators, and others to run whatever organizations end up being setup to replace them. The real change will be the reduction in taxation and source of funding. The market will have to compete for those education dollars and meet the purchasers ability to pay. Right now there is a practically unlimited amount of cash going toward a failing (especially financially) educational system that has utilized corruption to obtain benefits that are not warranted (and are not affordable by the people in terms of the tax burden) in a free market system. The private sector recognized this problem in the 1990s and eliminated pensions and converted people to 401ks instead. This wasn’t optimal, but it had to be done. The government hasn’t done that and in many instances (NJ) actually made the problem way worse by redirecting funds and then failing to fund those pensions for the last 20 or so years.

  24. “What do you like about it?”

    I like how they can take such a harmless mundane/creative activity– chalking for example– that no one would ever think the government needs to protect us from, and let it create such an uproar. This really shows the true colors of some around us and how absurd they are… willing they are to attempt to exert their will and control over others, over something that literally washes away in the rain.

    “Somebody would inevitably see how counterproductive knee-jerk activism is to winning hearts and minds…”

    Interesting… In the same press release you shared earlier, FSP credits Ian Freeman with bringing “more movers to New Hampshire than any other single individual.” He must be doing something right…

  25. “Should an inmate find out about that, His ass is going to be nailed to the cell wall.”

    Now Jacks, that is a bit unbecoming of someone who claims to run a… What was it? Drug rehab center? Let’s just say I’m glad I’m not one of your patients… Sheesh.

  26. “I like how they can take such a harmless mundane/creative activity– chalking for example– that no one would ever think the government needs to protect us from, and let it create such an uproar. This really shows the true colors of some around us and how absurd they are… willing they are to attempt to exert their will and control over others, over something that literally washes away in the rain.

    Do you think it was effective in achieving its goals? Actually, what was the goal of the activism, other than to make a groundskeeper grumble in the early morning about the extra work he had to do to maintain the square?

    “Interesting… In the same press release you shared earlier, FSP credits Ian Freeman with bringing “more movers to New Hampshire than any other single individual.” He must be doing something right…”

    Live Free or Die and I were talking about the locals, not movers. I won’t deny that he has brought a lot of people to NH, but that is a bit overshadowed by the number of local people he has pissed off and are no longer receptive to his message. It’s really shooting yourself in the foot. Of course, Ian and the rest of FK know this, but they don’t care.This was discussed ad nauseam when I was in Keene, to no avail.

  27. “Do you think it was effective in achieving its goals?”

    I do, for the same reason it created an uproar… Its about exercising rights and not being afraid. That is a message that resonates with many, as human beings have a natural inclination to freedom.

    “overshadowed by the number of local people he has pissed off and are no longer receptive to his message.”

    Idk… I’m not convinced that this is true. Sure SFK exists in some form or another, but Ian, Nobody and others here have said that the feedback they get from locals is largely positive. This is also true from my own observations when visiting Keene. Sure there are pissed off locals but they are a noisy minority.

  28. Intrigare-you may well be a decent person but I can assure you that your facts are wrong. If a Survey Company went to every residence in Keene and asked one question “who is the biggest asshole in Keene ?”, Ian Freeman would be the first choice by a landslide and nobody else would even be close.

    Keene is a small, friendly city of 22,000 people, including children. I agree that Stop Free Keene is not particularly active or important. But, it is significant that over 1,400 locals are willing to publicly identify themselves as Members. I see all sorts of working people, young mothers, and neighbors who are Members. Ian Freeman is not an obsession to many Keene people, but he is certainly the most unpopular person in Town. That alone is sort of a failure.

  29. LFoD that would be a fun experiment but I’m not sure it would prove anything. Theoretically the one on top of the asshole list could also be the most popular person in town. Also I’d think a friendly city like Keene would be reluctant to name anyone top asshole.

    How about a multiple choice asking general sentiments about Ian Freeman, giving choices from good, bad, and unknown. I bet most would answer “unknown.”

  30. “I do, for the same reason it created an uproar… Its about exercising rights and not being afraid. That is a message that resonates with many, as human beings have a natural inclination to freedom.”

    Fewer people resonate with this messaging than you think. Are you under the impression that people are afraid to chalk the sidewalk and harass meter maids? No, most people have bigger concerns than the right to be a jerk to some low level city employee.The activism isn’t very endearing, and hasn’t garnered much public support for the cause.

    To bring this full circle – After over a decade of activism, less than two dozen people were willing to come out to support a fellow activist. That’s about how many people were willing to show up when I was in Keene, and it’s been years since I lived there.

  31. Are you under the impression that people are afraid to chalk the sidewalk and harass meter maids?

    I’m under the impression that scare tactics were employed to attempt to get them to stop.

    And I don’t call it harassment. Neither does the NH Supreme Court. Court is what you go by to determine your truth, right? To me the harassment is issuing threats and fines. I’m pretty sure many of those on the receiving end of those feel harassed.

  32. *Quotations around the first sentence.

  33. “To bring this full circle – After over a decade of activism, less than two dozen people were willing to come out to support a fellow activist.”

    And yet here we are still talking about them. Why? Why would fk be as hated as you and LFoD here say if it has been as ineffectual as you say? Because they harassed meter maids along with the other things on LFoD’s list? Well I’m sure the good people of Keene can find other locals who committed greater offenses than that.

  34. “And I don’t call it harassment. Neither does the NH Supreme Court. Court is what you go by to determine your truth, right?”

    Legally speaking, it is not harassment as determined by the NH Supreme Court. It is protected speech under the 1st amendment. Personally? I think it was harassment. At the least, it is petty to continually to voice your concern over the city parking code to a low level employee that has no power.

    (Notice how I can disagree with the court without saying that they aren’t following the Constitution, or that the court is illegitimate due to some bizarre sovereign citizen logic?)

    More relevant to the point I am trying to make: just because acting like a jerk is legal, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. This is especially true if you are trying to convince people to adopt your viewpoint. That’s the main point these activists don’t understand (and partially why this movement has gotten nowhere after over a decade.)

    “To me the harassment is issuing threats and fines. I’m pretty sure many of those on the receiving end of those feel harassed.”

    Believe it or not, I am not a fan of metered parking. I grumble about it all the time. It’s pretty much a cash-grab. A city can achieve the same parking turnover with a time limit, like a two hour max spot. Some cities lease / sell spots to local businesses and they in turn put in whatever regulations they see fit. There are many solutions to the issue of somebody just parking in a spot all day. I thought the original concept of Robin Hooding was cool. You save people from getting a ticket, spread some positive emotions, and they are likely more receptive to reading the little pamphlet you put on their car.

    When you continually bother a meter maid all day though? A person who is just trying to support themselves? It’s really unpleasant, and people can see that. What’s weird is that these activists think they look good like the good guys in these videos .There is such a lack of awareness.

  35. “And yet here we are still talking about them. Why?”

    Well, I originally came back here because I heard Ian got charged with federal crimes. Personally, it’s very nostalgic to come back here, read old articles, listen to a bit of FTL, and remember a bit of the past when I lived in Keene. I have no idea why you are here.

    “Why would fk be as hated as you and LFoD here say if it has been as ineffectual as you say?”

    Lots of people are hated. Some of those people are effective, and others are not. Those two concepts aren’t directly related.

    “Because they harassed meter maids along with the other things on LFoD’s list? Well I’m sure the good people of Keene can find other locals who committed greater offenses than that.”

    Sure? I mean, they didn’t commit murder or anything. There are a lot of people worse than FK. What point are you trying to make here? I doubt the people in Keene are going to be receptive to what a murderer has to say anytime soon either.

  36. “Notice how I can disagree with the court without saying that they aren’t following the Constitution, or that the court is illegitimate due to some bizarre sovereign citizen logic?”

    On a ruling that didn’t expand the government’s powers, sure.

    “More relevant to the point I am trying to make: just because acting like a jerk is legal, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. This is especially true if you are trying to convince people to adopt your viewpoint. That’s the main point these activists don’t understand (and partially why this movement has gotten nowhere after over a decade.)”

    I think these activists understand that quite well.

    “When you continually bother a meter maid all day though? A person who is just trying to support themselves? It’s really unpleasant, and people can see that. What’s weird is that these activists think they look good like the good guys in these videos .There is such a lack of awareness.”

    Those poor meter maids… Can’t they just go around issuing tickets all day in peace! Without someone asking why and without someone suggesting they seek other employment? (Sarcasm in case you miss it again).

  37. “I think these activists understand that quite well.”

    That’s even worse. That’s means they are deliberately choosing to be ineffectual jerks. You know what though, you’ve convinced me. With the number of convos they’ve had about this, this must be deliberate.

    “Those poor meter maids… Can’t they just go around issuing tickets all day in peace! Without someone asking why and without someone suggesting they seek other employment? (Sarcasm in case you miss it again).”

    Yeah, most people view FK as jerks.

    I’m just going to leave this old comedy gem here. This is how FK is viewed by most people.

    https://www.cc.com/video/dvppp6/the-colbert-report-difference-makers-the-free-keene-squad

    My favorite is the clip shown at 4:31. The show doesn’t play the whole video, but the video actually had a random member of the public walk with the meter maid for support because it was clear how much of a jerk Ian was.)

  38. As I mentioned earlier, Ian, Nobody and others here have said that the feedback they get from locals is largely positive, so everyone happy I guess?

    Thanks for the cc share. That never gets old ;). They’ve done that with many public figures… I remember when they did that to Wayne Allyn Root if you know who that is. He wrote about it the next day. What most of us consider comedy he considered a hit piece and fraud.

  39. Gz..fk was a very early proponent of cameras on Keene police and courts and City workers.
    Keene pd is now ready to adopt cameras .. Ten years ago people in fk got threatened and taken to court and physically harmed for simply filming City workers
    Also FK was a early adopter of crypto, when there was only Bitcoin.
    And when it was going for single dollars.
    Keene NH is a small white xenophobic town. It would fit very well in rural Alabama

  40. It beats repeating to you dense motherfuckers.
    FK WAS GUNG-HO ABOUT BITCOIN WHEN IT WAS THE ONLY CRYPTO AND IT WENT FOR SINGLE DOLLARS.
    WHAT’S IT GOING FOR NOW?
    LET’S SEE- IT’S AT A LOW AS ALL YOU GENIUSES.. LOVE TO POINT OUT.
    IT’S AT BETWEEN 30-40 THOUSAND..
    AND YOU MORONS HAVE BEEN TRASHING IT WHEN IT WAS A DOLLAR.
    FUCKING IDIOTS .. THAT MEANS YOU JJ.. YOU FUCKING MORON

  41. Let em have it, D.C. That’ll show em

  42. (My previous post was sarcasm, btw. For some reason I feel the need to specify that lately.)

  43. Oh and to your point, D.C., that’s just two examples. There are more. Marijuana decriminalization is another. And as a side note, I’ve seen first hand Ian de-escalate a conflict someone else was having with the police… So there’s that. He’s not always a jerk I guess?

  44. Yes, very effective, Creepy Crawford. You represent FK so well. If you hate Keene so much, why don’t you leave ? An old Dork who goes around saying “lol”. You remind me of the lyrics to the song “Aqualung”.

    Sitting on a park bench
    Eyeing little girls with bad intent
    Snots running down his nose
    Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes

  45. lfod
    why don’t you put your name to your words?
    troll

  46. lfod is a cowardly keene troll..
    he represents keene..
    by saying fake things with a fake name

  47. i represent FK well because
    i don’t like fake keene people with fake words

    you represent KEENE, sadly

  48. ok i fed the troll.
    my mistake.
    if he gets a spine and his real name.. To go with his words.
    aka becomes a man
    I might address him again and I might not.
    as it is
    He’s like a lot of other native keene people

  49. lfod let me.

    know your name.

    are you a

    woman

    I could use a date .. so lonely. nobody wants me

    sweet bonnie said no. Ian said im not welcome around anymore. lol

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