Yeah, I've been reading about this pipe-dream too.
I'm still waiting to meet one of these "thousands of free-staters" who are supposed to be moving into New Hampshire. I haven't yet.
I have, however, year after year, watched tens of thousands of Massachusetts "Free-Loader Project" losers continue to move into Southern New Hampshire.
The Free-State Project has great publicity, but they're dick-less wonders so far as I have seen.
They claim to have 5,400 memebers, but none are obligated to move at this point. The Exodus is supposed to begin when the numbers hit 20,000. None the less some have begun. The vote was held to pick a state last fall, when they hit 5,000 members. Things seem to have slowed down since then, and also many of the 5,000 had "opted out" meaning they said they would not move if a certain state was chosen. Thus the actual number of committed memebers is probably much lower now.
The bulk of the FSPers won't be arriving until 20K are on board; the numbers have reached a bit over a forth of that amount [despite a prediction to me a couple of years back that no more than a few hundred would commit themselves.] The number joining on at present is around 50/week; not surprisingly it drops considerably over the winter months, then spikes upward with each bit of FSP publicity that attracts those interested. On the other hand, the numbers jumped from 4K to 5K in 10 weeks between June/03 and Aug/03. It varies....
But a few have indeed already made the move; if you'd really like to meet a few of those who are your new neighbors, Or, you can swing by the Porcupine Lunch on Saturday 2/28 noon at Inn at Danbury, 67 NH Route 104, Danbury, NH.
Are you located in the Conway or Laconia area, by any chance? BTW, PorcuPing!