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  • Porcupine unearths 1,400 year old oil lamp at archaeological site in Emek Hefer

    03/27/2015 9:58:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | JPost staff
    Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have uncovered a 1,400 year-old ceramic oil lamp with the help of an unlikely aide – a porcupine. Last week, during a routine patrol at the Horbat Siv ancient ruins – a Roman-Byzantine site near Emek Hefer in central Israel, anti-antiquities theft inspectors found the oil lamp on top of a pile of dirt that a porcupine had unearthed while digging a burrow. Porcupine’s live in underground burrows that can stretch to as long as 15 meters. Ira Horovitz from the anti-antiquities theft unit of the IAA said that “the porcupine is an...
  • Plan B - Freestate Project

    11/04/2008 8:47:39 PM PST · by Retired Greyhound · 83 replies · 2,654+ views
    I have been looking into this for quite a while now. I found out about it from Walter Williams. The American government has been steadily eroding our constitutional rights for quite some time. Conservatives have been successful in slowing this negative process for a time, but we may have reached a tipping point. I have been criticized on FR for talking about secession. It is something to consider. The American government has broken its contract with the people and the states. Freestate Project is not exactly a secession movement, but it is an opportunity for freedom loving citizens to gather...
  • Open carry litter pickup raises eyebrows in New Hampshire's "worst neighborhood"

    10/30/2007 7:52:23 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 15 replies · 186+ views
    Armed Free Staters begin cleaning up their neighborhood. Not very many of us showed up for this first one, but it will get bigger with time...and the area around my place sure is clean now! Story aired on the Ridley Report at: you may have to scroll down to find the right story.

    06/19/2006 10:21:15 PM PDT · by Freestar · 22 replies · 1,528+ views
    Freestar Media ^ | 06/06/19 | Logan Darrow Clements
    <p>LOST LIBERTY HOTEL GETS SECOND WIND--AN AIRPORT Eminent Domain for Hot Air Balloons?</p> <p>"I'm looking for a small town in New Hampshire to make a loud roar against the Kelo decision on its anniversary-June 23rd," stated Logan Darrow Clements.</p> <p>According to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in "Kelo vs. City of New London" a government may use eminent domain to seize homes and land to promote economic development or increase tax revenue. Meanwhile, New Hampshire statute XXXIX chapter 423 allows a town to seize land for an airport outside its border. Since this statute does not require the land to be adjacent territory any town in New Hampshire could seize land inside any other town. Thus any town in New Hampshire could seize David Souter's land in Weare, N.H. or Stephen Breyer's land in Plainfield, N.H. for the creation of an airport.</p>
  • House reverses course, supports expanded use of deadly force (NH)

    04/28/2006 7:01:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 511+ views
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | April 26, 2006 | Anne Saunders
    Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. -- Gun owners and advocates carried the day in the House on Wednesday. In a surprise turnaround, the House supported legislation it defeated last month that would give people more leeway to use guns to defend themselves in public places. It also voted for a bill to bar the state from taking guns or ammunition from people during a state of emergency. "Nothing should chip away at our freedom," argued Rep. Lynne Ober, R-Hudson. If weapons had been confiscated centuries ago, "we might have been singing God Save the Queen," she said. A Senate-passed bill gave...
  • Libertarians and the Free State Project

    10/09/2005 3:00:11 PM PDT · by ct235 · 39 replies · 1,032+ views
    Original writing | October 9, 2005 | Tim Condon
    LISTEN, Libertarian! By Tim Condon October 9, 2005 Libertarians are such losers. I know, this is not a way to endear myself to them, even when my best friends are all libertarian or near-libertarian. But success is staring them in the face, and a significant proportion of them deploy massive brainpower and argument to make sure that nothing ever gets better. It's incredible. LISTEN, libertarian! It's over 30 years later, and we're still hearing endless platitudes that keep us from gaining political power in the service of individual freedom. "All we need to do is a better job at selling...
  • Seceding seldom succeeds, but Vermonters try

    11/15/2005 6:22:45 AM PST · by robowombat · 44 replies · 900+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Josh Burek
    Seceding seldom succeeds, but Vermonters try By Josh Burek | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor MONTPELIER, VT. – Politics, like fall foliage, turns faster in Vermont. The state was out front opposing slavery and first to approve civil unions. And if the activists who met here last month succeed, the state will set another precedent: first to secede since 1861. No, this wasn't a clandestine meeting of militants. It was a convention for Ver- monters, held in the plush, gold-domed capitol. And its keynote - that separating from the United States is a just remedy for the federal...
  • Outsourcing City Hall - A leaner, more efficient way to push people around

    01/03/2006 8:38:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 551+ views
    Reason ^ | January 3, 2006 | Jesse Walker
    A leaner, more efficient way to push people around At the beginning of 2005, Sandy Springs was an unincorporated Georgia suburb with a history of grousing that its taxes were subsidizing the rest of Fulton County rather than funding needed services at home. At the beginning of 2006, it is the seventh largest independent city in the state, population circa 85,000, and has mostly succeeded in crawling out from under the Fulton authorities' rule. The wealthy town's new government consists of a mayor, a city council, and a skeleton crew of public employees. Nearly everything else, from public works to...
  • Pistol-packers challenge police (NH)

    10/31/2005 9:43:58 AM PST · by neverdem · 111 replies · 3,372+ views
    The Union Leader (NH) ^ | October 30, 2005 | ROGER TALBOT
    Police took Michael V. Pelletier’s loaded pistol while he browsed in a bookstore; David K. Ridley’s mistake was to change jackets in a mall parking lot, and Penny S. Dean’s encounter happened during a late-night constitutional on a city street. Because the New Hampshire Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms — no license needed, unless the weapon is concealed — all three got their guns back within minutes, but the confrontations caused them unease. “The bottom line is that this type of thing shouldn’t be happening in a state where (carrying a pistol) is perfectly allowed,” said Dean, a...
  • There might be something about Islam

    07/15/2005 8:01:45 AM PDT · by manny613 · 51 replies · 1,072+ views
    As Brits stiffen their upper lips and politicians hustle to reiterate that Islam is not the problem, cognitive dissonance grips the planet. If Islam is not the problem, what is? And are we not inviting self-defeat by refusing to recognize that Islam is at least part of the problem? Now that xenophobes are licking their chops, let me offer the requisite disclaimer. Most Muslims despise the barbaric tactics of radicals who have hijacked their religion in order to justify killing innocent civilians. The majority of Muslims don't deserve contempt from non-Muslims any more than infidels deserve "justice" administered by maniacs.
  • Hudson (New Hampshire) chief in the middle of immigration fight

    05/24/2005 5:07:38 PM PDT · by TFine80 · 27 replies · 694+ views
    Lowell Sun ^ | May 24, 2005 | DENNIS SHAUGHNESSEY
    HUDSON, N.H. -- Police Chief Richard Gendron finds himself in the middle of a national debate centering on immigration laws after citing two illegal immigrants on charges of criminal trespass. Yesterday, moments before a group of about 20 protesters entered the police station to voice their objections to the policy, a delegation from the Statehouse presented Chief Richard Gendron with a plaque commending his actions. Applying a state law that governs criminal trespass, Hudson police cited two illegal immigrants on May 10 who were stopped for driving with a broken headlight. The pair, Sergio Robles Ruiz and Margarito Jaramillo Escobar,...
  • New Hampshire votes to maintain school gun freedom

    03/31/2005 10:40:59 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 10 replies · 505+ views
    The New Hampshire House voted overwhelmingly to kill a gun control bill which would have restricted the possession of guns on public school property. NH will continue to be one of a tiny handful of states that still respects the 2nd Amendment in and around schools. I and other Free Staters had a chance to testify against this bill back when it was in committee and won the hearing's only standing ovation! The committee voted our way narrowly, recommending 7-6 that the "control freak" bill was "inexpedient to legislate." That enabled yesterday's stunning victory in the House. Details at
  • NH law saves Free Stater in open carry incident

    03/23/2005 10:54:40 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 7 replies · 696+ views
    Well it was me and the New Hampshire Constitution vs. five gunmen in Salem this week, all wearing badges and threatening me with arrest for exercising my right to open carry a holstered pistol. Third time I know of this has happened to a Free Stater. Score: Free Staters 3 Police Staters 0 Details at: More on the Free State Project:
  • Armed NH Resident Torch UN Flag

    12/18/2004 4:19:16 PM PST · by bookish_lass · 96 replies · 4,380+ views
    New Hampshire Underground ^ | 12/18/04 | Kat Dillon
    For Immediate Release December 18, 2004 SUBJECT: NH residents torch UN flag Liberty lovers from across the Live Free or Die State converged on Keene, New Hampshire today to demonstrate their defiance of the United Nations. Twenty citizens from Keene and as far away as Rochester and Etna joined in opposing the UN by burning multiple UN flags. A promised counter-protest failed to materialize. Various reasons for disgust with the UN drew this group together. Some were there in opposition to UN attempts to ban private gun ownership as was proposed at the 2001 UN Small Arms and Light Weapons...
  • Reason Mag article on Free State Project

    12/10/2004 6:19:47 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 33 replies · 1,711+ views
    "Revolt of the Porcupines" This is the latest media coverage of the Free State Project, our movement which is working to bring 20,000 liberty lovers to New Hampshire, reduce government, etc.
  • Poll Shows Kerry Hanging Onto Slim Lead In N.H.

    04/30/2004 3:47:26 PM PDT · by DM1 · 50 replies · 357+ views
    WMUR Channel 9 NH ^ | April 30, 2004 | WMUR
    DURHAM, N.H. -- New Hampshire residents are closely split on who they plan to vote for in the nest presidential election. N.H. Battleground State In Election A new poll will be released next week by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Pollster Andy Smith said the poll will show Sen. John Kerry with a slim lead over President George W. Bush, but there are signs that could change. Since February, the president's approval ratings have remained in the high 40s, but Kerry's numbers dropped dramatically over the last two months, from 57 to 46 percent. Smith said he's not...
  • Free Staters attain majority on NH governor's panel

    04/19/2004 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 50 replies · 339+ views
    Got this from the Concord Monitor... Just six months after picking New Hampshire as the "Free State," and years before any of them are even required to move....members of the Free State Project have attained an overwhelming majority on one of the governor's inefficiency committees. The FSP is a nationwide movement aimed at persuading 20,000 liberty lovers to move to New Hampshire, reinforce the feisty freedom movement there and reduce the size of government by two thirds.
  • Republican Liberty Caucus endorses Free State Project

    03/26/2004 3:13:19 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 23 replies · 466+ views
    The national board of the Republican Liberty Caucus has just voted unanimously to endorse the Free State Project. That's the movement working to get 20,000 liberty-lovers relocated into New Hampshire for the purpose of preserving one free place in this increasingly socialist-infested nation. The national Libertarian Party, however, has voted not to endorse the FSP.
  • Give 'Em Liberty

    03/12/2004 2:23:14 PM PST · by Solitar · 26 replies · 368+ views
    Readers Digest, hard copy page 22 ^ | March 2004 | Readers Digest
    The Big Idea Give 'Em Liberty March 2004 One of our political system's greatest virtues is that every vote counts. Now, one group of voters plans to move to one state, so that their votes count together. The Free State Project is a simple, if radical, concept: Mobilize enough people with libertarian views – lowering taxes, cutting social programs, privatizing schools, relaxing gun laws – to live in one state in order to create a viable third part that will shape local government. "The idea is that, incrementally, we'll move to a freer society." says founder Jason Sorens, a Yale...
  • Book Review: Molon Labe by Boston T. Party

    03/04/2004 10:29:15 AM PST · by Jack Black · 38 replies · 2,638+ views
    CrashDisc ^ | 3/4/2004 | Jack Black
    Molon Labe by Boston T. Party Molon Labe is a Greek phrase that dates back to the battle of Thermopylae. A small contingent of 300 Greek soldiers faced off a huge Iranian army of a half million men. The Iranians told the Greeks "we don't want to kill you, send out your arms and we will let you live" to which the Greeks responded "come and get them" (Molon Labe). The Greeks were slaughtered to a man but did hold the Iranians back long enough to allow reinforcements to arrive, and Greece herself was saved from invasion. Before reading the...