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      by Published on 03-21-2014 11:08 AM

      http://time.com/30786/57-of-cigarett...-are-smuggled/

      The drive from New York to New Hampshire starts at about an hour. Though, it can be upwards of 13 hours. Of course, the cigarette stores are right on the MA/NH and VT/NH borders, though.

      Whatever you do, don't buy smokes in NYC!

      Report details the lucrative criminal enterprise of buying cigarettes in low tax states to sell on the black market where taxes are higher

      A majority of the cigarettes for sale in New York are illegally smuggled into the state, according to a report out Wednesday from the conservative research group the Tax Foundation.

      According to the report, 56.9% of the cigarettes sold in New York—the highest importer of smuggled cigarettes—originated from out of state. Since 2006, cigarette smuggling in the state has risen sharply, by 59%, in tandem with a massive hike in cigarette taxes of 190%. New York state now has the highest cigarette taxes in the country, at $4.35 a pack. Residents of NYC must also pay an extra $1.50 per pack.

      ...

      The state with the highest rate of outbound cigarette smuggling is relatively low tax New Hampshire, which is only a short drive away from New York.
      by Published on 03-13-2014 09:56 PM

      HB 1620 passed the New Hampshire House on Wednesday with 3 separate voice votes. It has the same sponsor that got some national attention has year with his bill to completely ban drone use in New Hampshire. Some people found that bill unworkable so he came up with this compromise bill. It bans weaponized drones in New Hampshire and requires the government to get permission from landowners or a warrant from a judge in most cases. Private individuals also need permission from land owners to use drones, in many cases.

      New Hampshire house passes bill to nullify warrantless drone spying
      March 13, 2014 -- By William Kennedy
      http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com...-drone-spying/
      ^ Click on the link to find out how to take action on this bill.

      A New Hampshire bill to strictly limit drone use passed out of the state House on a voice vote on Wednesday. It now moves on to the Senate for consideration.

      HB1620 would regulate the use of drones by governments, as well as individuals. It would require search warrants to use for surveillance and levy fines for violations. It also bans lethal or nonlethal arming of drones in the state.

      The legislation defines “government” as “federal, state, and local agencies and departments and any political subdivisions thereof, including employees, agents, and contractors.”

      The bill passed the House on a voice vote, meaning there was little if any opposition.

      The legislation fully prohibits drone use by any government with just a few exceptions. These include a duly issued warrant, “to counter a high risk of a terrorist attack” if the Department of Homeland Security determines such a threat to exist,” “If law enforcement “possesses reasonable suspicion that…swift action is needed to prevent imminent danger to life or serious damage to property,” and if the agency has prior written consent. In short, daily, general use of drones by government in New Hampshire would be stopped.
      by Published on 03-05-2014 05:43 PM

      Sorry for my excessive joy but the first bill I ever requested passed the New Hampshire House today on a vote on 242 in favor of the bill to 49 against the bill.

      I got the idea for the bill last summer. I was testifying before a NH House committee and the committee chair claimed something that wasn't true. I thought, well, this is something that should be true and if NH representatives already think it is true, maybe I'll be able to make it true? Since I just requested the subject of the bill and not the bill as written word for word, there was a mistake in the bill. Or perhaps that was because the friend I had submit it for me gave it to another friend that felt slightly different on the subject? Either way, the sponsor of the bill amended it to something the House Committee ...
      by Published on 02-14-2014 03:35 PM

      Fox Business did a story about bitcoins in the Northeast. Included in the report is the 1st legislator in the nation to take bitcoins as campaign donations. He is also the most pro-liberty state legislator in the nation.

      Rebel currency gaining ground bit by bit
      Feb. 12, 2014 - 2:14 - Hillary Vaughn takes a look at successes and concerns surrounding Bitcoin
      http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/31933...nd-bit-by-bit/
      by Published on 01-15-2014 05:45 PM

      I'll post more about this when the articles come out but I wanted to get the news out now. Despite the veto threat from the Governor of New Hampshire, at 4:20PM today, the New Hampshire House became the 1st Legislative Body in the Nation to vote to Legalize Marijuana with a vote of 170 to 162.

      Live Free or Get High? Eventually, this will become law in NH and you will be able to do both. I'm not sure how long the effort will take. But I do find the NH House waiting until 4:20 to be pretty funny.


      by Published on 01-12-2014 02:19 PM

      The article is in the most popular newspaper in NH on the most popular day for newspapers. Talk about MSM coverage!

      January 11. 2014 12:36AM
      Dollars gone digital: Bitcoin is gaining acceptance as currency in the Granite State
      By DAVE SOLOMON
      New Hampshire Union Leader
      http://www.unionleader.com/article/2...WS02/140119886

      A stone foundry in Rochester, a martial arts studio in Derry, a chiropractor and a cafe in Newmarket and law firms in Concord and Manchester have something in common.

      They've joined the growing number of New Hampshire businesses that accept Bitcoin, a virtual currency that exists only on the Internet, as a form of payment.

      The Granite State's reputation as a hotbed of activity for the digital currency was enhanced last week, as visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas got a peek at the first Bitcoin ATM, created in Manchester by brothers Zach and Josh Harvey.

      At this time last year, the machine was just an idea the brothers developed as they operated the Stomp Romp guitar store in the Millyard, which has since been closed. They now focus full-time on building a business around their invention, which hit the marketplace just as the value of bitcoins began to soar.

      When their invention was first featured in the New Hampshire Union Leader last May, the alternative digital currency was trading online for about $100 per coin.

      "Many thought at the time that was a bubble," said Zach Harvey, "and it did go down to as low as $55, but then slowly built back up to $100 and now it's around $800. At one point in the past year, it went up as high as $1,200."
      Read the rest of the article.
      http://www.unionleader.com/article/2...WS02/140119886
      by Published on 12-27-2013 10:31 AM

      Gun/magazine registration isn't just for Canada, California and New York. Connecticut is going all in at taking away your rights. CA, CO, CT, NY... what's happening to this country?

      Connecticut Gun Owners Wait in Line to Do Something Many Gun Owners Hope They Never Have To
      Dec. 26, 2013 10:21pm Jason Howerton
      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013...never-have-to/

      Connecticut residents waited in long lines on Thursday to register their firearms and high-capacity magazines before the state’s new gun laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

      WFSB-TV reports that a “long-line of people” stood outside the Public Safety Building in Middletown, Conn., all day to register semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. Several residents were upset with the “unconstitutional” requirement, while at least one person didn’t appear to mind.
      Conn. Gun Owners Wait in Line to Register Guns and Magazines

      “I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” resident Scott Boccio told WFSB-TV as he was registering his guns.

      Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines, told the news station that he would have a problem with it if the state was trying to ban the magazines or firearms, but said “if they want to just know where they are, that’s fine with me.”
      These is even a video for your viewing pleasure
      http://www.wfsb.com/story/24309139/p...go-into-effect

      Quotes from the video:
      ..."that's fine with me."
      "I understand why they're doing it..."
      1 gun owner even suggested that a better option would be to make it like England and take everything away as a better alternative

      by Published on 12-05-2013 10:16 AM

      DISMISSED! Free speech prevails! The city of Keene, New Hampshire lost $40,000 because Merry Men and Merry Ladies were paying for other people's parking meters = less parking ticket revenue. So it created 2 lawsuits against the Robin Hood of Keene people saying that the 1st Amendment doesn't apply in Keene. Since the lawsuits started, the city lost tens of thousands of addition expected parking ticket revenue and spent around $20,000 on lawyer's fees for the lawsuits. The state of New Hampshire lost thousands of dollars in wasted court time over the course of the lawsuits.

      Learn more about or even donate to Robin Hood of Keene if you want. https://www.facebook.com/KeeneRobinHood
      Mission
      Saving the good people from the king's tariff by depositing a small coin into the "parking meters" so the the king's "Meter Maids" cannot demand their tax.

      Description
      Paypal: robinhoodofkeene@gmail.com;
      Bitcoin address: 16Ka4fUMh5LNUJy6g8toNqQ9stCR8RKJ4c
      Mail:
      Keene Activist Center
      75 Leverett Street
      Keene, NH 03431

      General Information
      Robin Hood and the Merry Men believe in openness and accountability - see hours of raw video recorded by activists at http://youtube.com/Fr33manTVraw
      Here is the Free Keene story. Other stories will be posted later.

      BREAKING NEWS: Robin Hood Cases DISMISSED!!
      December 4, 2013 by Ian
      http://freekeene.com/2013/12/04/brea...ses-dismissed/
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      by Published on 10-25-2013 09:08 PM

      The FSP is now over 3/4 of the way towards the goal of recruiting 20,000 liberty activists to become FSP participants by signing the FSP statement of intent. If you would like to keep the ball rolling, sign up here. http://freestateproject.org/join




      Free State Project Passes 75% of Its 20,000 Goal: On Target for Mass Migration to NH in 2015

      The Free State Project, a mass migration movement to concentrate 20,000 liberty activists in New Hampshire is advancing to the finish line with more than 15,000 participants now signed up, with thousands moving ahead of schedule.

      October 25, 2013 – Manchester, NH – Today, the Free State Project announced that 15,000 participants have now signed up to move to New Hampshire for more liberty. This mass migration movement aims to concentrate 20,000 liberty activists in the Live Free or Die state. At the current rate of sign-ups, the organization anticipates it will “Trigger the Move” in 2015, three years ahead of schedule.

      “Reaching 75% of our goal is a major milestone,” said FSP president, Carla Gericke. “I attribute the acceleration in sign ups to things like the NSA surveillance scandal, the TSA, the NDAA, the PATRIOT Act, Obamacare, unconstitutional gun control legislation, and the unwarranted wars under both Bush and Obama. As America devolves into a police state, well-informed people are seeking safe havens. The FSP offers a proven strategy for individuals who are looking for more liberty within a community of like-minded people.”

      FSP participants pledge to move to New Hampshire within 5 years of reaching the 20,000 mark, agreeing to the following Statement of Intent: “I hereby state my solemn intent to move to the State of New Hampshire within 5 years after 20,000 participants have signed up. Once there, I will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of civil government is the protection of individuals' life, liberty, and property.” Although not required to do so until the 20,000 milestone is met, almost 1,500 participants have already moved, with more are on the way.

      “We know this approach is working,” said FSP founder Jason Sorens, who developed the idea of the FSP as a graduate student at Yale in 2001. The vote to select New Hampshire was taken in 2003. “My wife and I and our 2 year old daughter just moved ourselves, based on the successes we’ve seen other FSP participants achieve on the social and political front.”

      Once in New Hampshire, Free State Project participants pursue various forms of individual activism. Some run for office, using the political system to work for reductions in taxation, regulation, and to reform all levels of government to expand individual rights and embrace free markets (successes include: cutting 2010 state budget by 11% or $1 Billion, enshrined jury nullification, passing marriage equality and medical marijuana). Others choose to work outside the system, such as homeschooling, or practicing civil disobedience (successes include Keene’s Robin Hooders). Others bring or start businesses (successes include: world’s first Bitcoin ATM).

      Two incidents in the past year resulted in national media coverage, causing spikes in new FSP signers. In December 2012, NH state representative Cynthia Chase called “Free Staters” the “single biggest threat the state is facing today… What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave. One way is to pass measures that will restrict the ‘freedoms’ that they think they will find here.” And in July 2013 it was discovered that the City of Concord, NH had claimed in a federal grant application for a $260,000 Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck that “Free Staters” together with “Sovereign Citizens” and “Occupy New Hampshire” posed a domestic terrorist threat, saying the groups presented “active and daily challenges.” The Concord Police Chief, John Duval, later backpedaled and allegedly filed an addendum striking references to the groups from the original grant application.

      “We saw our website traffic double and got lots of new signers and supporters,” said Gericke. “Frankly, by showing their true colors, these state agents did us a favor.”

      For more information, please contact:
      Kari DePhillips at kdephillips at FreeStateProject.org
      or
      Carla Gericke at cgericke at FreeStateProject.org
      http://freestateproject.org/blogs/pr...ration-nh-2015
      by Published on 10-05-2013 11:46 AM

      Swiss to vote on $2,800 monthly income for all adults
      http://news.msn.com/world/swiss-to-v...-adults?stay=1

      It looks like the Swiss are going to vote on whether the entire economy of Switzerland should be destroyed or not. They already voted to limit executive pay and will also vote on greatly limiting executive pay so much that most executives pay have to go Galt and leave Switzerland. Heck even France might become a substantially better place for rich people to live. This just shows us that no where on Earth is safe from the growing statism in this world.

      In a move to combat growing pay inequality, Swiss citizens will vote on whether to give every adult in Switzerland a basic income.

      BERNE — Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign of growing public activism over pay inequality since the financial crisis.

      A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss francs — about $2,800 — per month from the state, with the aim of providing a financial safety net for the population.
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