Defund the police rally in Keene, NH
A socialist led organization the NH Youth Movement has been rallying its troops across NH this past week in an effort to get cities and towns to defund their police forces. However the rally that was planned for Keene didn’t go quite as the organizers expected.
While there isn’t a significant socialist presence in New Hampshire there are plenty of socialists in surrounding states that from time to time muster up the occasional rally in NH through the busing in of left wing extremists. This is particularly easy to do in Cheshire with the county neighboring Vermont and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts being right next door plus students from out of town attending Keene State College.
A few days before the rally was to occur the Keene City Republican Committee Chair Anne L. Farrington got wind of the socialists organizing of a protest and rallied her opposition country-folk to attend a counter protest for the same time and date.
“We want to show our support for law enforcement by coming out in strength to Back the Badge! The rally will be in Central Square tomorrow from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Please join us and bring friends who support our police!”
– Anne L. Farrington
This attempt at undermining the NH Youth Movement’s protest turned out to be as hilarious as one might have anticipated. Not so much because there were people shouting back and forth, but in that it appeared that the rally attracted all of one intentional NH Youth Movement member and another five or so socialists who just happened upon the Republican’s counter-protest.
To make for an entertaining afternoon a handful of libertarians got together to join in on the fun making a few signs in advance of the event, saying things both opposing sides would theoretically agree with and disagree with at the same time, like “Defund the pigs & end socialism”. Is it a socialist protest? Is it a right wing protest? Who knows, but certainly the passerbys didn’t quite follow what was going on with all the shouting from every side and direction. Both from protesters and from passing cars alike.
After numerous conversations with the right-wing nut jobs and left wing extremists it turned out that each side had a lot in common. Both the republicans and the socialists were in favor of socialist programs, but the agenda for which programs to fund and defund were different. The young socialists wanted to see free college tuition and police dollars redistributed to other social programs like housing the homeless. The counter protesters expressed a desire to continue funding social security and the police state.
What both the left and right failed to grasp was that the money doesn’t exist to fund all of these programs. The use of violence and the state to take money from the populous only works up to a point before that theft becomes so great that it undermines the revenues that can be generated. This leads to a failure of the programs both sides are trying to fund through theft.
Now this doesn’t mean that all parties can’t get what they want, but the means by which those funds are raised must not be through the violence that is the state. The overhead of state mandated programs is significant, the inefficiencies great, and the ever increasing amounts undermining to the objectives of both sides.
When the state gets involved a significant portion of the revenues generated are eaten up by the extraction of those funds from the populous and the overhead of management- not to mention corruption. When people are left to decide for themselves by comparison individuals pick the least expensive options which deliver the maximum benefit thus reducing costs and making such services affordable. Between competing offerings individuals can afford to pay for college when competition is left to run its course, government isn’t handing out ‘free’ money, and security (policing) doesn’t cost six figures per employee. Lets end all of the social welfare programs: Police, education, health care, social security, corporate welfare, and so on, and then hand back the financial resources to the people by eliminating the taxes that make these programs perform poorly as only then will those dollars stolen be best and most efficiently utilized.
Check out the entertaining video with left wing extremists, libertarians, and right wingers all competing for air time in or surrounding the public square.
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.
Ian Freeman & Nobody Smoking Weed In Protest Of The Violent State
On March 16, 2021 fifty six agents calling themselves the FBI raided as many as 19 properties in and around New Hampshire and took six individuals hostage. One of those six was named ‘Nobody’.
‘Nobody’ is a well known political activist who moved to the shire (of which the government calls the state of New Hampshire) as part of a political migration to establish a freer place to live. He’s led the way in demonstrating leadership in the libertarian migration movement and risked his freedom on numerous occasions to promote freedom for all. From leading annual protests for reform of New Hampshire drug laws to fighting back against attacks by the FBI on other political fronts. On one occasion for instance he took a case to court where he risked a life-sentence rather than accept a corrupt FBI agents offer of release for wearing a wire into an activist center. Nobody is so politically active he even changed his name, calling it ‘performance art and political protest‘, thus enabling people to vote for nobody for governor, and in other political races.
The FBI has returned for it’s third time to Keene in its quest to take out activism in New Hampshire. This time under the guise of fighting fraud and cryptocurrency. In this latest case Nobody has become known for his involvement in and promotion of cryptocurrency and financial freedom. Nobody has defied authorities who wish to crack down on activities that are not yet anyway actually a crime. After his most recent arrest those arrested have become known as TheCrypto6: A group of six who have been accused of going around and terrorizing the community with Bitcoin!
If you are to believe the authorities Nobody has been going around and partaking in an unlicensed ‘Bitcoin exchange’ of which many New Hampshire residents have been victims. To listen to and believe one U.S. Attorney Georgina MacDonald charging fees is outrageous and capitalism poses a grave danger to the people of New Hampshire. You see Bitcoin exchanges typically charge 1-2% and the Shire Free Church was charging 8% or more which somehow makes it attractive to criminal elements. According to MacDonald this “places many victims at risk of financial harm”. The truth is that 8% is the lowest rate that vending machine operators charge and there never was a Bitcoin exchange operated by any of the Crypto6. The typical in-person rate or fee for cryptocurrency sales is 5%. The high end of the cryptocurrency vending world have fees around 20%.
So what happened during the bond hearing?
To understand the context of the prosecutions claims one must start off with an understanding of what happened to Nobody immediately following his arrest. Unlike most other victims of the state in this case Nobody was held in a cage for 23 of 24 hours a day for 14-days. The state then proceeded to house Nobody in inhumane conditions that drove up his stress levels. Nobody was put in a cage with another man who suffers from ADHD and of which neither were receiving treatment while incarcerated. The combination of chatter and torture left Nobody in a state where he was unable to communicate effectively. However to top this off Nobody was left without access to communications or his right to a lawyer. He was denied knowledge of the reason for his arrest and was then led to believe that he would be facing life in prison for the 2nd time. When Nobody was eventually able to communicate with other people he was informed by his public defender not to request bail. Eventually this bad advice left him stuck in a cage for months and is likely to result in a permanent pretrial caging if an appeal fails.
When Nobody was given access to a phone he was able to communicate with his spiritual advisor of whom he gets emotional support. What should really have been a private conversation wasn’t permitted. Nobody was left expressing personal displeasures at the pigs and government on a recorded line saying that he refused to let them be the end decider as to what would happen to him. In a poor choice of words, though never direct, Nobody’s speech was recorded and left to be interpreted by prosecutors and a court which his words were never intended. This meant many choice words were unclear and easily taken out of context and twisted into meaning he would commit suicide and possible advocation for the murder of police and government officials. Anybody who knows Nobody would have understood this conversation to be nothing more than letting off steam and even the words utilized were not a direct threat to any other human being. Nor was there a direct incitement for anybody to actually be murdered. In fact the person receiving the call did not respond in a way that would leave one to believe that there was ever an intent to advocate for the actual murder of police.
On the defense side some context was needed. Nobody you see is a libertarian who agrees with and advocates for the non-aggression principle. He routinely and regularly advocates against the use of violence to solve social and political problems. To him “police needing to die” is not the same thing as advocating for killing cops. He has never committed nor is accused of having been violent in all his 53 years of existence. That didn’t stop the prosecution from alluding to prior arrests over possession of ‘weapons’ that amounted to a tri-pod and gardening tool for which he was never arrested, or at least convicted, and more than likely had he not been a felon been a chargeable offense. The state also tried to suggest probation violations which were in fact non-existent. At one point Nobody refused to accept a set of conditions that would have allowed for his early release. Those conditions are simply unacceptable to Nobody and thus he chose to finish his prison sentence so that he didn’t have to comply with unconscionable set of restrictions. Other comments that were brought up to prove violence included a hyperbolic comment and joke about bringing back the guillotines to deal with politicians.
Nobody posted on his political page while running for office: “Somehow, the government thinks that weed is dangerous, but prison is safe. Where are the guillotines?”
The prosecutor concluded the haring suggesting that the evidence is such that it’s likely that Nobody would have more ‘altered states of mind’ and periods of anger given the course of the trial and that nobody could know what Nobody would do. The prosecutor finished with arguing that Nobody is a serious risk to society and no conditions exist to ensure the safety of the community.
Ultimately despite all other co-defendants having been released and the only distinction being the recorded prison phone call the magistrate judge decided to deny Nobody’s motion for release.
The judge indicated that there was no way to know if these threats were frustration or real despite there being no actual direct threats to life or limb or even evidence to them being real. This on top of numerous individuals sending in character reference letters of which at least one pointed out that Nobody’s communications were sometimes hard to interpret, but of which were never of a threatening nature even if they can on occasion be misconstrued. Judge concluded saying he believed it was real none-the-less and ordered detainment in a seemingly pre-written statement after an entire court session. To the audience it appeared the judge was not paying attention and on one occasion the judge even confused one of Nobody’s defence lawyer for being Nobody.
Motion for bond denied
To support the Crypto6’s legal campaign check out TheCrypto6.com. For more information and a detailed discussion of the motion for release and bail hearing check out show number one hundred twenty one of Freedom Decrypted: A Freedom Slanted Tech Show For Prickly People. Also don’t forget that you can write to Nobody in jail. Mail is always greatly appreciated by caged individuals left with little to nothing to do.
Hostage Takers Release Ian From From Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat May 25th, 2021
On March 16, 2021 56 agents calling themselves the FBI raided as many as 19 properties and took six individuals hostage. One of those individuals was Ian Freeman, now infamously known as the ringleader of the Crypto6: A group of six who have been accused of going around and terrorizing the community with Bitcoin! Through his running of an unlicensed ‘Bitcoin exchange’ many New Hampshire residents have been tricked into adopting a dangerous technology that is a threat to the state.
The most dangerous of the six, Ian Freeman, was released in the early morning hours of May 25th to the horror of one U.S. Attorney Georgina MacDonald. MacDonald called Freeman a sophisticated cybercriminal and fears Freeman could tap significant gold, silver, and other crypto assets to flee.
Part of Ian Freeman’s modus operandi includes not asking customers personal questions about their business and profiting from an extortionate 10% fee. Legitimate businesses charge less and therefore “his release places many victims at risk of financial harm,” MacDonald said.
In the early morning hours of May 25th Ian Freeman and his associates met up at the Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat, undoubtedly to plan their next criminal move, to which end and how many more victims there will be nobody knows.
For video of this disturbing development check out the video evidence on IPFS.
Almost two months after his arrest by the FBI regarding cryptocurrency related charges, host of Free Talk Live Ian Freeman has been granted bail.
The decision came after a half hour zoom hearing before Judge Joseph Laplante. When discussing the matter of cash bail, the prosecution had originally suggested $200,000 but alleged that Freeman could have millions of dollars in hidden assets. Judge Laplante stated that he did not want to be a vehicle for discovery for either side and eventually set cash bail at $200,000 but allowed for the Shire Free Church to put up two properties as collateral to insure that Freeman doesn’t flee.
Freeman’s defense attorney Mark Sisti mentioned that New Hampshire is suffering a shortage of bail bondsmen and that it was not a likely option for Freeman.
During the hearing Judge Laplante spoke directly to Freeman and spoke plainly, saying that he was accused of a “white collar crime” and isn’t a violent danger to his community. Laplante stated that he agreed with the Magistrate’s decision to deny Freeman bail but now he believes that Freeman will not be difficult to monitor, and added: “the leash is going to be short”.
“Don’t be tempted to test US probation by pushing the edge of the envelop,” Judge Laplante said to Freeman regarding continuing his cryptocurrency trading business after release.
Judge Laplante also stressed how the conditions aren’t set up for Freeman to fail but rather to make sure he makes it to his 2022 court date.
One “deal breaking” condition of the release is that all of the firearms in the building Freeman will be living in must be removed for the safety of the probation officer.
The prosecution had no objections nor did Freeman and Judge Laplante said he suspects the orders would be ready by tomorrow.
Story written by Vincent Moore. Posted with permission. Original source: https://vincentmoore.substack.com/p/breaking-ian-freeman-granted-bail