There’s not much good one can say about the FBI’s raid on the LRN.FM studio that occurred a week and a half ago now, but there is one great thing that has come from it all. Thanks to the FBI’s raid of 19 properties over the supposed use of cryptocurrency the story has garnered national and even international attention. It has brought together a community that some would even say was in disarray. We have seen a significant amount of support from both inside and outside of the libertarian community even. Not only has this attention helped to raise a significant amount of money to fight bogus charges, but it has brought attention to the larger freedom migration movement. This spike in interest can be directly tied to these raids and many people who had not previously known about the Free State Project or the larger liberty migration movement are now looking into moving. In the first week of the raid I talked to a handful of people who expressed a desire to move to New Hampshire and some of which have already begun putting bids on houses, initiated rental contracts, and one has even already made the move as of today. Even should everyone be convicted I can’t conceive of any way in which these raids will end up being a detriment to what we’re trying to achieve in New Hampshire. For every arrest we see dozens of new movers. To those who were arrested I want to say thank you for being the leaders we should all strive to be.
Free Talk Live & LRN.fm Studio Raids:
Backup video link (particularly in case of further YouTube censorship) on IPFS:
The heroic “Sticker Pimps” arrested by Manchester police are not facing death, but they have been kidnapped by Manchester’s “finest” gang and are being prosecuted for “criminal mischief” for the dastardly “crime” of placing counter-propaganda White Rose Society stickers on so-called “public property”. Here’s what you need to know about them:
Frank ‘Footloose’ Sparks – The founder of Absolute Defiance, Footloose has been leading the protests outside NH gang leader Chris Sununu’s home. He was recently arrested in front of Sununu’s home for speaking to a cop.
Jason Gerhard – Jason is currently a candidate for Selectman in Northfield, NH in an election happening TODAY. He’s qualified a warrant article for the town meeting this weekend which – if passed – instructs the Selectmen to ask some very interesting questions of the IRS. We discussed it with him in detail on Free Talk Live this last Saturday. Jason also spent nearly 13 years in federal prison for supporting tax freedom advocates Ed and Elaine Brown and was released in early 2020.
The situation is very reminiscent of what happened in 2011 when eight activists – mostly from Keene – were arrested and charged with “criminal mischief” among other catch-alls, for chalking pro-freedom messages outside Manchester’s police gang headquarters. They were the “Chalking Eight”.
The White Rose has been a very active group on Telegram, with photos posted daily from people placing their eye-opening, thought-provoking, and sometimes amusing stickers on various things all around the world. According to one of the channel’s admins, thus far with perhaps thousands of activists stickering around the world, the first to be arrested were New Hampshire’s “Sticker Pimps” in the supposed live-free-or-die state.
Crowd of Revolutionaries Gathered Monday to Read and Sign the new Declaration of Independence for 2020.
Hey New Hampshire government gang: Merry Christmas… YOU’RE FIRED!
In Concord on Monday December 21st of 2020 at ten a.m., a group of over one hundred people from across New Hampshire gathered at the now-closed state house steps to invoke their Right of Revolution as specified in Article Ten of the Bill of Rights of the NH Constitution. It states:
Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
Dan Richard of the NH Committee of Safety at COSNH.com
The new Declaration cites various tyrannies, including the unconstitutional “emergency powers” statute that led to the over seventy-five emergency orders issued this year by King Sununu that has trashed the New Hampshire economy and freedoms here generally. Plus, the now-hidden nature of the state gang’s activities makes them completely unaccountable, violating Article Eight of the NH Constitution’s Bill of Rights which requires its government to be open and accountable. Further, the new Declaration claims the voting system was illegally and unconstitutionally manipulated out-of-view from the people and calls the entire election fraudulent as a result.
It calls out the state bureaucracy’s endless harassment of the people as well as the “standing armies of enforcement agents” enacting the tyranny, and the now-secret courts. The new Declaration states that effective means for redress of grievances have been abolished and that, “Our form of government, has become a complete system of tyranny. The Same party is the legislator, the accuser, the judge, and the executioner by declaring themselves invested with power to legislate in secret in all cases whatsoever.”
Citing NH’s Article Ten, the new Declaration dissolves all political connections between the state and the citizenry, absolving us of any allegiance to “the state”.
Afterwards, a copy was delivered to the Secretary of State’s office and the Attorney General’s office. It was subsequently served on “governor” Chris Sununu hiding in his home on Christmas Eve. Here’s video of Monday’s visit to the state house and AG’s office including nearly all of the reading of the new Declaration of Independence. I missed the first few paragraphs due to a dead camera battery:
Kudos to the heroic folks who came out to end the failed experiment of the New Hampshire government.
Point of sale system AcadiaPOS now offers the ability to take payment in bitcoin alongside cash and credit cards as a default payment option — right out-of-the-box. This is perfect for business owners who want to accept digital currency but don’t want any extra hardware or complicated reconciliations. The service works thanks to an integration with Anypay®, New England’s most popular app for bitcoin at retail.
When AcadiaPOS pitched their service to the owner of a small convenience store, they got an unexpected response: “Does your point of sale work with Anypay?”
Roberta Mastrogiovanni, who owns The Corner News in Keene, New Hampshire, has been using the Anypay app to take bitcoin payments for years. But while she was glad to have the business, it was a pain for her cashiers. They needed to keep a separate device charged and ready, cluttering up the register. Then they had to do manual reconciliation at the end of the day. Cashiers resented it, but customers wanted it.
Knock, Knock. It’s Opportunity.
But when AcadiaPOS heard her request, they saw an opportunity. They quickly contacted Anypay CEO Steven Zeiler and went to work integrating Anypay’s API. Now when a customer pays with bitcoin at Roberta’s store, it is as fast and easy as paying with cash or a credit card. And everything goes into her system all accounted-for, with no need for extra hardware or reconciliation at end of day.
The cashier taps the “Anypay” button, a QR code appears on the credit card reader, and the customer scans the code with their bitcoin wallet to pay, and in an instant, the cashier’s screen marks the payment complete. They can print a receipt if desired.
The small New England convenience store has a decent volume of bitcoin sales — about a handful a day on average. Now the customer experience is finally as smooth (or smoother) than with a credit card.
Anypay makes it easy for any business to start accepting bitcoin at no cost. Users can create as many free accounts as they want, with no contract, and cancel anytime. Anypay also offers ways to add bitcoin to your website, and a simple API for developers.
Anypay support payments in BitcoinSV, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Core, and Dash.
Long time Bitcoin-accepting powerhouse Corner News in down town Keene finally got what their customers craved for years, reports Roberta, the business’s proud owner. Keene welcomes new Bitcoin ATM by Anypay where citizens may withdraw cash out of their Bitcoin wallets. AS of Friday October 16, 2020 after many years of accepting Bitcoin as payments local residents may now withdraw cold cash from their favorite downtown corner store.
This expansion of the local Bitcoin economy comes in a partnership with Anypay, America’s #1 most popular Bitcoin retail payment software. Anypay co-founder Derrick J Horton praises Corner News for being the most advanced early adopter of Bitcoin payments in all of America in a recent statement:
“Corner News once again leads the way after last month’s announcement of full integration of Bitcoin payments into the store’s point of sale software provider, Acadia POS. We are honored to help bring such an excellent business to the absolute forefront of efficiency and technology. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the entire team at Corner News.”
Anypay Bitcoin ATMs are rapidly gaining market share due to their obsession with user experience, focus on hands-on customer support, and long-term vision for a better economy running on Bitcoin. Join with Anypay today as a small business owner or shopper at https://anypayinc.com
Hi Special Agent Shayne, or more accurately, hi Shayne’s handler. I expect that Shayne will have to take one of those HR classes on how to not friend request the target or the target’s friends under your real name. To the rest of you who have not ascended from the depths of the Federal Government: I typically avoid reporting on my friends. Because either I’m talking to the internet about them “behind their backs” or I’m getting a story together with the topic of the story, and that’s just bad journalism regardless of how much the corporate media does it. Then it occurred to me that I’m not a journalist; I’m a reporter and a commentator. And generally I don’t know why anyone would care what I think about my friend’s case, but in this case I’ll tell you why you should care. (more…)