The Manchester Free Press

Wednesday • May 24 • 2017

Vol.IX • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

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04/13/2017 - April Newsletter from NH Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform

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2017 Pine Tree Riot Celebration

Adventures in the Free State - Thu, 2017-04-13 13:53 +0000
What? Where? The Pine Tree Riot? One of the first acts of rebellion by the American colonists? Yeah, you know Weare. The second annual Pine Tree Riot Celebration, Weare, NH, 4/12/2017...


"Join Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire in commemorating one of the earliest organized acts of American resistance against British tyranny as we celebrate the 245th anniversary of the Pine tree riot which occurred in 1772 in Weare, New Hampshire. Long a symbol of centralized government overreach, the Pine Tree Riot was a testament to the spirit of independence, freedom, and the New Hampshire way of life. Therefore, it is fitting that the celebration of the anniversary of the spark of the American Revolution takes place during the same week as the day Americans are forced to hand over their hard earned money to an overgrown federal government. Today, both the State and Federal government make a habit of increasing the burden on taxpayers by continually growing Washington based programs without any expectation of accountability. This year's tax day we have an incredible opportunity to roll back those burdens, both the federal and NH State legislature are considering reforms on taxes. It is up to WE the people, to ensure those in elected office live up to their promises of lifting the weight of government from the backs of the taxpayers."

Sarah Scott
Field Director
Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire

History & Press
  • 2016 Pine Tree Riot Celebration
  • Weare Historical Society
  • Weare, NH 1772: Rebellion Before the Revolution -- The Pine Tree Riot | Cow Hampshire
  • The New Hampshire Pine Tree Riot of 1772 - New England Historical Society
  • Pine Tree Riot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Pine Tree Riot | RealClearPolitics
  • Pine Tree Riot: A History of Rebellion | Free State Project
  • Pine Tree Riot Remembered - Shire Liberty News

Let's raise a very appropriate tankard this day to the very able Ebenezer!

Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Radical Agenda EP288 – AntiFa Roundup

Christopher Cantwell - Wed, 2017-04-12 19:28 +0000

Augustus Invictus joins us via Skype for the entire two hours today to discuss what’s happening with him, and  other pressing stories. A Facebook page too obscure to mention here tagged me in a post bashing Augustus, and when I went to see what they were about, the entire page was filled with left (((libertarian))) blogs bashing Augustus. I had so much fun looking over them by myself, that I thought this could only be improved by going over them with him, for the entertainment of the Radical Agenda audience.

Radical Agenda EP288 – AntiFa Roundup

Here’s one of my favorites: “Augustus Sol Invictus Is Not Welcome In My State” by David Colborne of the Libertarian Party of Nevada. David is concerned that Augustus is a very bad person and should thus be prevented from entering the state of Nevada. David reminds us that he has a wife and children and a job, otherwise he would resort to criminal activity to accomplish this goal. I wonder if David has written anything about preventing Islamists and communists from entering the United States?

Here is another: “Free Speech and No Platform: A Brief Libertarian Case for Silencing Fascists” over at Libertarians United Against Fascism. The author (who does not see fit to reveal his identity) claims it is fascists who refuse honest debate, not the communist rioters who set six figure fires to silence gay Jewish immigrants. By this supposed libertarian standard, the mere fact that someone has been deemed a fascist in his infinite wisdom, is evidence enough that they should be silenced by any means necessary.

There are a few others, and of course a lot of other more important stories to get to, but here is the point I want to draw here. This stopped being about principles or morality a long time ago. It seems to me the right is just now figuring this out, while the left has known it all along. The simple physics are this: One group has interests, another group has interests which are diametrically opposed to the first group’s interests, so only one can achieve their goals, and must do so at the expense of the other.

You can call it left vs right, whites vs. non-whites, communists vs. fascists, or whatever you want. Ultimately, this is us vs. them, no matter who the us and them turn out to be. We are not designed to be a global mass of harmonious humanity. We are tribal pack animals who pursue group interests the expense of other groups. If you call yourself an anti-fascist in 2017, then you’re on the side of arsonists and communists and people who assault women and senior citizens for disagreeing with their politics, and you better believe that makes you “them” as far as I’m concerned.

There’s a lot more to get to, plus your calls at 747-234-2254 or RadicalAgenda on Skype.

So join us, this and every Wednesday, as well as Mondays and Fridays from 5-7pm Eastern for another exciting episode of the Radical Agenda. It’s a show about common sense extremism where we talk about radical, crazy, off the wall things like AntiFa!

I’m still banned from streaming to YouTube and Facebook, so there won’t be any streams there. I’ll be airing on Ustream and TuneIn today only. The video will be uploaded to YouTube by the next day.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Let's Study Ending Prohibition...!

Adventures in the Free State - Wed, 2017-04-12 15:04 +0000
No, no, no. We might learn things that conflict with our religion. We might finally have to face them. And that could lead to ceding our ill-gotten authoritah. Maybe even to dancing. That simply won't do...

HB215, "establishing a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana," Senate Judiciary Committee, 4/11/2017.

Rep. Almy in her testimony refers to this hearing from 2014, where, as Committee Chair, she had invited state bureaucrats to complain about how they'd be negatively impacted were their employers (that's you, taxpayer) to actually get their way and the servants end the dangerous, expensive -- in blood, treasure and liberty -- and unauthorized marijuana prohibition.

My commentary in part on that hearing, while it focused on actually doing something good rather than just talking about it more, still perfectly applies:
"Following an historic passage (the first affirmation by a state legislative body, as other successful legalization efforts have been by referenda) by the NH House on 1/15/2014, HB492, "relative to the legalization and regulation of marijuana," confronts its second House committee (the first having been Criminal Justice, so very long ago), Ways and Means, where the State explains why it believes ending prohibition is economically scary and endangers its oppressive Byzantine house of regulatory cards -- an abode enabled and constructed entirely by prohibition, 1/30/2014. And besides, feds. So... Hey, sometimes the Constitution and the nettlesome limits it intended to impose just have to take a back seat, y'know...?"
But yeah, this wouldn't turn into yet another stacked deck, or anything (like when the "citizen representative" seat on the medical marijuana commission was somehow filled with a cop). No, not at all...

Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Fight for the innocent mentally ill in prison

This is a terrible secret. The men’s prison in Concord houses a small number of mentally ill patients who have never been convicted of a crime. They are deemed too dangerous to live at the State Hospital, where they might hurt other patients. This difficult group does not belong at the prison either.

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Are You Sufficiently Exasperated Yet?

Adventures in the Free State - Wed, 2017-04-12 05:40 +0000
Your humble chronicler certainly knows that he is. Herewith, testimony on HB640, "relative to the penalties for possession of marijuana," before the NH Senate Judiciary Committee, 4/11/2017. "Decrim." Still. Holy hell...

And finally just for the record, if it's somehow possible I haven't said this before, Senators Bradley and Gannon and Chief Crate (who, you might find interesting -- and representing the NH Chiefs of Police Association -- more than merely suggests, at about the 50:15 mark, that if he disagrees with a law -- if THIS law passes -- he, your servant the enforcer, will disobey it -- is this an example of that "discretion" they claim they don't have, right up until they really want it...?), I could not care less about what law enforcement is "prepared to accept" if you paid me handsomely to do so. In a free society, I don't have to. They work for me. If they don't like my instructions, they can find alternate employment -- and preferably something less mind-numbingly authoritarian, more peaceful. You, servant legislators can do likewise. Honor your oaths, protect my liberty, don't overstep the authority I've expressly delegated to you -- like, say, by imposing by force prohibitions the lawful authority for which is nowhere to be found.

Society is rapidly moving beyond the horrifically failed experiment known as prohibition. Catch up or be gone. That's the only decision you have to make.

Press
  • Bradley wants to put the criminal back in pot decriminalization | New Hampshire
  • Pot possession: Less than a speeding ticket? | New Hampshire
  • My Turn: Marijuana reform sabotaged in state Senate
  • Pot decriminalization in NH moves step closer to reality with committee vote | New Hampshire
  • After a Decade of Saying No, N.H. Senate Poised to Support Marijuana Decriminalization | New Hampshire Public Radio
  • Deal on pot decriminalization in NH clears key Senate committee
  • NH Senate passes amended pot decriminalization bill; measure now heads back to House | New Hampshire

Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Radical Agenda EP287 – Gassed

Christopher Cantwell - Wed, 2017-04-12 00:18 +0000

I was listening to today’s White House Press Briefing in the car, and as soon as the words fell out of Sean Spicer’s mouth, I knew what exactly what the media was going to do. In case you didn’t catch it, the Trump Administration’s Press Secretary said that “even someone as despicable as Adolf Hitler, didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

Radical Agenda EP287 – Gassed

There are of course those who doubt that six trillion Jews were murdered in Hitler’s gas chambers for no other reason than to make white people happy, but those people never seem to gain the prominence of a guy like Sean Spicer.  I wasn’t there, personally. But I always get skeptical when historical narratives become unlawful to question. Perhaps that’s why I’m here and not on Fox News.

The media was quick to pick up on this, and Spicer was quick to clarify that the difference was Hitler didn’t gas his own people. Shockingly enough, few if any journalists seemed comforted that Spicer differentiated between Jews and Germans in terms of who Hitler was killing. In a later interview with Wolf Blitzer, Spicer went full cuck and provided no defense at all for his statements, renouncing them completely and apologizing to literally everyone.

Given that Trump has caved on amnesty and Syria and the wall looks to be in jeopardy, perhaps we should expect that Sean will be fired before dawn. Perhaps he will leave with Jared Kushner’s shoe in his backside and an official Ivanka handprint across his cheek. After the leftist media is done destroying his career for almost brushing near doubts on certain narratives about the holocaust, perhaps he can be a guest on the Radical Agenda.

Until then, we’ll just have to keep punching up, having fun, and taking your calls at 747-234-2254 or RadicalAgenda on Skype.

So join us tonight, Tuesday April 11th 2017 at 10:15pm Eastern for a special off schedule episode of the Radical Agenda. It’s a show about common sense extremism where we talk about radical, crazy, off the wall things like racist missiles.

 

I’m still banned from streaming to YouTube and Facebook, so there won’t be any streams there. I’ll be airing on Ustream and TuneIn today only. The video will be uploaded to YouTube by the next day.

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Radical Agenda EP286 – Suidlanders

Christopher Cantwell - Mon, 2017-04-10 16:35 +0000

Here at the Radical Agenda, we typically tend to focus on Europe and America because those are the regions of primary import to our audience. We speak English, we’re white, and so trying to figure out the inner workings of places governed by savages in desperate need of some colonialism doesn’t seem the best use of our time.

Radical Agenda EP286 – Suidlanders

Of course, in a world where geographic distance means less and less due to advancements in communications, transportation, and military technology, these places occasionally find their way onto our radar anyway. On Saturday we covered the conflict in Syria, for example.

Today we have a very special guest by the name of Simon Roche, of Suidlanders. They are an emergency plan initiative officially founded in 2006 to prepare a Protestant Christian South African Minority for a coming violent revolution. He has good reason to fear such a conflict. The leader of the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) party there has said “We are not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now… The rightful owners of the land are black people. No white person is a rightful owner of the land here in SA and whole of the African continent‚”

South Africa is an interesting story for those of you interested in what happens when “anti-racism” is taken through to its ultimate logical conclusion. Since the supposedly racist, oppressive, apartheid white run government was handed over to black rule, conditions have not improved for pretty much anyone. Crime, poverty, and every other measure of a poorly run society have completely spiraled out of control. The whites who had the means by which to do so, have largely fled. Many who stayed behind have been raped, murdered, assaulted, or stripped of their property. Those remaining fear for their lives.

Simon is going to talk to us about this state of affairs, what his organization seeks to do about it, and how you can help. He’s been interviewed by Mike Cernovich, Jared Taylor, and other people you might recognize. Now he comes to the Radical Agenda, and will be taking your calls at 747-234-2254 or RadicalAgenda on Skype.

So join us, this and every Monday, as well as Wednesdays and Fridays from 5-7pm Eastern for another exciting episode of the Radical Agenda. It’s a show about common sense extremism where we talk about radical, crazy, off the wall things like how to survive a genocide.

I’m still banned from streaming to YouTube and Facebook, so there won’t be any streams there. I’ll be airing on Ustream and TuneIn today only. The video will be uploaded to YouTube by the next day.

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NH Bitcoiners Speak to Senate Committee About Bitcoin Protection Bill – VIDEO

Free Keene - Mon, 2017-04-10 14:35 +0000

Bitcoiners Love NH

The New Hampshire house of representatives recently passed a historic Bitcoin protection bill, that if it makes it through the senate and governor will make New Hampshire the opposite of New York. New York is infamous for its “bitlicense” regulations that drove multiple bitcoin businesses out of the Empire State. In contrast, New Hampshire, if this bill passes, would become a state with explicit protection against regulating Bitcoin businesses as “money transmitters”.

Last week, HB 436 had its public hearing before the senate commerce committee and a bunch of bitcoiners from across the state came out to sign and testify in favor of the bill, which would help ensure Bitcoin businesses continue to launch in and relocate to New Hampshire. It would further solidify New Hampshire’s place in the world as a cryptocurrency hotspot.

The speakers in favor far outnumbered those speaking against, which was really only the NH banking commission, who obviously does not want to lose hold of any of their precious power.

Those who spoke were on point and did a great job communicating with the senators on the committee. Turns out that two of those senators, Andy Sanborn and chairman Daniel Innis both already own bitcoin!

Will the bill pass the senate and be signed by the governor, or will the banking bureaucrats pull out all the stops to crush it? Stay tuned here to Free Keene for the latest on the NH Bitcoin scene.

Here’s the full hearing video:

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Liberty Lobby – Week 12 – Videos

Free Keene - Sun, 2017-04-09 16:11 +0000

Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W Perry and I went to the state house this week to testify on more legislation. Here are seven full hearing videos from last week:

HB 580 would regulate fantasy sports websites operating in New Hampshire. Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W Perry and I both testified against. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 228 would allow minors to legally transport alcohol with certain family members present in-car. I testified in favor. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 170 would require towns that post minutes and notices of meetings online to post them consistently. Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W. Perry spoke in favor. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 114 would prohibit political candidates from being nominated by more than one political party through the primary process. Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W Perry testified in favor. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 654 would create a study committee to look at regulating and taxing short term rentals. I testified against. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 586: This bill originally would have created a facility license for tattoo, body piercing, or branding, but that was amended out of it. I testified against licensing. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 82 would exempt hair braiding from regulation and licensing. Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W. Perry testified in favor. Here’s the full hearing video:

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District Court Judge Rules Against State Rep Marple’s Claim of No Jurisdiction; Trial Date Set

Free Keene - Sat, 2017-04-08 22:36 +0000

Judge M. Kristin Spath of Concord District Court

After amazing video where New Hampshire state representative Dick Marple verbally spanked Concord district court judge M. Kristin Spath in her own courtroom twice, Spath has hit back with a two-page order justifying her claim that she has jurisdiction over the case.

Marple has been charged for driving without a license and has argued that the court has no jurisdiction over him as he is not “operating a motor vehicle”, which he says is a legal term that only applies to people traveling for commercial purposes. Despite Marple filing an exhaustive legal memorandum outlining the various cases on which he bases his position, the robed woman cited her own court cases:

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has also consistently ruled that the operation of an automobile- upon a public highway is not a right, but” … only a privilege which the state may grant or withhold at pleasure …. ” State V; Sterrin, 78 N.H. 220, 222 (1916), citing Comm.v. Kingsbury, 199 Mass. 542. The Court, in State v. Sterrin, at 222, also cited State v. Corron, 73 N.H. 434, 446 (1905), which references a liquor licensee, by stating: “The statute confers a privilege which the citizen is at liberty to accept by becoming a licensee, or not, as he pleases. Having accepted the privilege, he cannot object to any conditions which have been attached thereto by a grantor with power to entirely withhold the privileges.”

Translation: “There is no right to travel safely on the roads without asking your master government’s permission first. We are in charge here and you’ll do what we say, or else.”

State Rep Dick Marple campaigns at the polls.

Spath then went on to have the trial date for Marple driving without the state permission slip set for April 18th at 12:45pm in Concord district court.

However, it doesn’t end there. Marple has since filed an 11-page “Affidavit of Truth – in Commerce – Second Demand” with the NH Secretary of State’s office and the court. In the affidavit, Marple challenges jurisdiction again, saying the court needs to show the signed “instrument” where he consents to their rule and further demands a jury trial. He says Spath’s stand on her alleged jurisdiction is an “abuse of discretion” and cites more court cases claiming that the state may not interfere in your personal business. He demands the case be dismissed with prejudice, saying that Spath’s claim that he voluntarily chose to acquire a license is false. Marple says he was under duress to contract for the license:

“The photo ID purchased bas imbedded under the plastic following this Affiant’s signaturethe letters “TDC”, signifying, “Threat, Duress, and Coercion” hence not a meeting of the minds and not a valid contract”

On page three of his affidavit, Marple contends that that if the target of the affidavit does not rebut the issues raised within 15 days that it:

will be understood as a confession and acceptance, as well as tacit acquiescence of all FACTS herein enumerated… “Government officers and agents are required to affirmatively prove whatever authority they claim. In the absence of proof, they may be held personally accountable for loss, injury and damages”. Ryder v United States, 115 S. Ct 2031,132 L.Ed.2d 136, 515 U.S. 177, “Failure to contest an assertion … is considered evidence of acquiescence”. US Supreme Court, Mitchell v. United States- No. 97-7541 (Dec. 9, 1998)

According to this document from the Secretary of state, judge Spath and the clerk of court Theresa A McCafferty, have not responded to rebutted any of Marple’s Affidavit of Commercial Default filed back in December.

Where will this go next? Presumably to trial. Stay tuned here to Free Keene for the latest.

Categories: Articles, New Hampshire

What Happened to the NH Budget?

Free Keene - Sat, 2017-04-08 18:44 +0000

Libertarian State Representative Caleb Dyer

This past Wednesday and Thursday the New Hampshire House of Representatives failed to approve either HB1 or HB2 with their committee amendments.  The failure was caused by an unexpected of coalition of Democrats and the NH House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) in opposition.  On Wednesday both the Democrats and the House Freedom Caucus brought forth amendments to make late efforts to offer alternatives to the committee amendment that was expected to fail.  

The Eaton amendment was offered by the Democrats for HB1 to reinclude full day kindergarten and increase contributions to select funds.  This amendment failed when the House Freedom Caucus and Republican majority voted in coalition to defeat it.  The House Freedom Caucus brought the Ammon amendment which was a broad “back of the budget cut” in the amount of $200 million which would have required the office of the Governor to find $200 million to satisfy such reductions.  The Ammon amendment also put back into HB1 $219 million in federal funds that had been withheld from the budget by the Finance Committee’s amendment.  After the failure of each bill’s committee amendments and floor amendments House leadership moved to table each bill.  

There was a meeting at 2:30pm on Wednesday between delegates from the House Freedom Caucus including Rep. John Burt (R-Goffstown), Rep. Ed Comeau (R-Brookfield), Rep. Victoria Sullivan (R-Manchester), Rep. Eric Schleien (R-Hudson), me (L-Pelham) and the House Majority leadership joined by Finance Committee Chair Neal Kurk (R-Weare).  In this meeting we went over a list of major General Fund appropriations including the Municipal Aid provision, the Community College System provision, and the Department of Safety appropriations which were to be targeted for reductions.  Leadership expressed concern that federal matching funds may be lost as a result of reductions to these funds.  

The delegates from the House Freedom Caucus asserted that the position of the caucus was that they would vote for a budget with no more that a 3.0% increase over the last biennium.  Despite this the delegates also asked the leadership if there was some percentage increase where the two camps could “meet in the middle” as Finance chair Kurk had previously indicated that he could, in fact, find cuts that could bring the increase down from 10.5% (in the General Fund) to 4.5% over last biennium.  This proposal had been mentioned to the House Freedom Caucus in convention by delegate John Burt and caucus leader J.R. Hoell (R-Dunbarton).  The House Majority leadership did not appear to be able to pre-emptively agree to a 4.5% above budget without seeing the specific cuts included in the final amendment.  

The deadline for floor amendments was only an hour out from the end of the House Freedom Caucus/Majority leadership meeting.  The House Freedom Caucus delegates went down to the Legislative Budget Assistant’s Office where they met with the co-chairs of the House Republican Alliance Rep. Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford), Rep. James Spillane (R-Deerfield), and Rep. Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro), who participated in the House Freedom Caucus discussions in completing a floor amendment to make roughly only $75 million dollars in appropriation reductions; far from their consensus ideal of $200 million. 

However, after the 4:00pm amendment filing deadline had passed, the House leadership informed a member that no compromise could be found with any of the proposals submitted to the Clerk.  With each proposal marked dead-on-arrival by leadership, the House Freedom Caucus went into Thursday expecting to vote down HB2’s committee amendment albeit by a more slim margin than the day previous due to absences of caucus members.  After the committee amendment failed, a motion table HB2 was promptly brought by House leadership after only a mere 30 minutes of session.  This motion passed on a voice vote.  Subsequently the House leadership brought the third reading motion.  This motion was put to a division vote which passed with 103 opposed.  

Now the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Gary Daniels (R-Milford), will be expected to attach a budget to a House appropriations bill currently in the Senate.  By tabling both budget bills the House has no position on any budget bill that will exit the Senate other than to accept or decline its additional provisions but not advocate for any House additions or corrections.  While it is still uncertain if the Senate Finance Committee will appease the House Freedom Caucus, the Majority leadership, or even House Democrats, all camps have indicated that they plan to go to the Senators on Finance to advocate their caucus positions.  

The official roll call votes on HB1 and HB2 can be found via this link.  Or via Legiscan here (HB1) and here (HB2).

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Radical Agenda EP285 – The Left’s War

Christopher Cantwell - Fri, 2017-04-07 14:50 +0000

Yesterday I caught wind that Donald Trump launched upwards of 50 Tomahawk missiles into Syria. This was done in apparent retaliation for a sarin gas attack supposedly launched by the Assad government against his own people, killing 86, including women and children, babies even.

Now, I’m not going to say that launching nerve gas onto unsuspecting people is nice, but I think if one takes a step back and attempts to put it into perspective, this response is unwarranted. The deaths of 86 Syrians in a civil war that has raged on for the better part of a decade and killed nearly half a million people, is a mere blip on the radar. Complaints about the means by which the regime caused these particular deaths, chemical weapons,

Radical Agenda EP285 – The Left’s War

seems overblown. Women and babies killed by machine gun fire or conventional bombs are just as dead as any who choked to death with lungs full of sarin.

The fact that women and babies ended up dead is not particularly surprising to anyone who has ever paid attention to anything war related. That’s what happens in a warzone, and that of course is the reason we are given when we are told we have a moral obligation to invite hostile foreign cultures into Western societies. Given that the vast majority of these “refugees” are military aged males, it seems reasonable to think that many left behind would be women and children.

The only reason the Trump administration could possibly have for attacking Syria, and thereby escalating a potential conflict with Russia that could easily become World War III, is continuity of government. The Trump administration is making good on Obama’s threat to use American military force in the event of a chemical weapons attack, and/or caving into pressure from hostile domestic elements still embedded in the government.

Mr President, you have no obligation to do this. The Obama and Bush administrations were leftist regimes. The wars they started and never finished were leftist tactics to weaken America. Moreover, these conflicts have been purposely continued in perpetuity to continue draining America not only of its resources and standing in the community of nations, but also to empty us of our most fit and capable men.

This tactic was described by Anonymous Conservative in his book “The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics”. Leftist or r-selected regimes send the right leaning K-selected warriors of the military off to fight unnecessary and unwinnable conflicts so as to provide greater breeding opportunities for draft dodgers and cowards. While the warriors are overseas, their lesser countrymen are left with exclusive access to the women of the society. They breed, and their political ideas breed with them.

Simultaneously, we have seen both of the prior administration all but completely open the borders, even while claiming we need to have our own government spy on us to prevent attacks on the homeland. Thereby flooding the nation with more r-selected animals who will reliably vote for the hand that feeds them.

So why should we continue fighting a war that served no other purpose than to prop up our political enemies at home?

The only move to make here is to walk away. Let Russia help the Assad regime regain control over the country. We do not need to fight the wars of our enemies.

There’s a lot more to get to, plus your calls at 747-234-2254, or RadicalAgenda on Skype.

So join us, this and every Friday, as well as Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7pm Eastern for another exciting episode of the Radical Agenda. It’s a show about common sense extremism where we talk about radical, crazy, off the wall things like looking out for your own people.

I’m still banned from streaming to YouTube and Facebook, so there won’t be any streams there. I’ll be airing on Ustream and TuneIn today only. The video will be uploaded by the next day.

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What will Trump do to 11 million people he deems criminals?

Our president promised hundreds of times in the election campaign that he would deport every illegal alien in America. He has tried several times to start that massive eviction. Federal courts have twice struck down those orders until a trial vets them. It should be no surprise a man without domestic or international political experience still plays the fear card with the Central Park Five.  

Five black teenage boys each did many years in prison for a brutal rape they did not commit against a white woman. Sarah Burns has written a beautiful book and co-directed a powerful film about that miscarriage of justice. Just before the national election, she warned of the man who could and now probably will make every private prison firm immensely profitable. 

By Chris Dornin, co-founder, Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform

Why Trump Doubled Down on the Central Park Five

By Sarah Burns   Oct. 17, 2016 The Opinion Pages  Op-Ed contributor  New York Times 

Donald J. Trump rarely apologizes. When it comes to the case of the Central Park Five, he has never even come close.

In 1989, after these black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were accused of assaulting and raping a white woman in Central Park, Mr. Trump spent $85,000 placing full-page ads in the four daily papers in New York City, calling for the return of the death penalty.

“Muggers and murderers,” he wrote, “should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes.” Though he didn’t refer to the teenagers by name, it was clear to anyone in the city that he was referring to them.

Incredibly, 14 years after their sentences were vacated based on DNA evidence and the detailed and accurate confession of a serial rapist named Matias Reyes, Mr. Trump has doubled down.

“They admitted they were guilty,” he said in a statement to CNN this month. “The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty. The fact that that case was settled with so much evidence against them is outrageous.”

Mr. Trump is apparently ignorant of our country’s epidemic of wrongful convictions, which disproportionately affect minorities, and the prevalence of false confessions in those convictions.

He isn’t alone. There has been a persistent drumbeat since the sentences were vacated that the Central Park Five were guilty either of rape or of some other crime that night. A 2003 New York Police Department review reached the conclusion that the boys were “likely guilty” of an initial assault on the jogger, even if they didn’t commit the rape. Linda Fairstein, who oversaw the sex crime unit in the Manhattan district attorney’s office at the time, maintains that the jury reached the correct verdict.

Online, the case against the Central Park Five has become a meme about liberal disregard for law and order, or as the conservative columnist Ann Coulter argued, “liberals are opposed to rape in the abstract, but when it comes to actual rapists, they’re all for them.”

Why the continued belief in the guilt of the Central Park Five, despite all the evidence to the contrary? Race and racism surely play their role. So does the cognitive trap that psychologists call anchoring and what we call first impressions: Mr. Trump quickly jumped to conclusions about their guilt, as did many in New York City.

And, as Mr. Trump pointed out, four of the five teenagers did confess to being at the scene of the rape. But false confessions are surprisingly common in criminal cases. In the hundreds of post-conviction DNA exonerations that the Innocence Project has studied, at least one in four of the wrongly convicted had given a confession.

In the case of the Central Park attack, the confessions were the only real evidence. DNA testing, a nascent technology in 1989, was used to compare a single sample found on the victim with the profiles of not only the Central Park Five, but also of many of the other kids they had been with in the park. There were no matches. The victim, when she awoke from a coma, had no memory of the attack.

That left only the statements from four of the teenagers: Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Korey Wise and Antron McCray. The fifth, Yusef Salaam, might have confessed, but his mother interrupted the interrogation before he signed anything. A detective was nonetheless allowed to testify that Mr. Salaam had admitted to participating, though he’d given no formal statement.

From the relative comfort of the jury box or Trump Tower, it may be hard to imagine why anyone would admit to a crime he didn’t commit. The power imbalance in an interrogation room is extreme, especially when the suspects are young teenagers, afraid of the police and unfamiliar with the justice system or their rights.

The teenagers faced hours of intense interrogations with no lawyers present and often with no parent or guardian, even though they were just 14, 15 and 16 years old. They were denied food, drink and sleep over many hours. And they were terrified.

The young men were all led to believe that they would be allowed to go home only if they said what the police wanted to hear. The four who gave statements admitted to having been present but blamed others for the rape, which they naïvely thought would not incriminate them.

The “confessions” were riddled with problems. As the district attorney’s office later found, the statements “differed from one another on the specific details of virtually every major aspect of the crime — who initiated the attack, who knocked the victim down, who undressed her, who struck her, who held her, who raped her, what weapons were used in the course of the assault and when in the sequence of events the attack took place.”

Mr. Trump has also suggested that the teenagers were guilty of something that night because, as he wrote in an editorial for The New York Daily News in 2014, “these young men do not exactly have the pasts of angels.”

None of the Central Park Five had ever been arrested before, so Mr. Trump’s reference to their pasts has no basis in truth. The five were in the park that night, but they maintain that they did not participate in other attacks, and there is no evidence that they did.

So we are left with Mr. Trump’s presumption that because they were black and brown teenagers from Harlem, they must have committed a crime. The idea that teenagers who were in a park while crimes were being committed by others deserved to be labeled rapists and sent to prison for between 8 and 13 years is an affront to our Constitution.

Mr. Trump owes many people overdue apologies. At the top of his growing list should be Mr. McCray, Mr. Wise, Mr. Salaam, Mr. Santana and Mr. Richardson. They were victims of a rush to judgment 27 years ago. They shouldn’t still be.

Sarah Burns co-wrote and co-directed the documentary “The Central Park Five.”

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Sex Offender treatment programs are floundering

The New Hampshire sex offender program received a scathing program audit last November. It said 200 prisoners were going past their minimum parole dates because the program was poorly managed. Jeff Lyons, the Corrections spokesman, said on the front page of the Concord Monitor there was no backlog as of Nov. 30, 2015.

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Manchester Marine Veteran Pays $75 Parking Fine in Pennies; Cop Lies to Cameraman

Free Keene - Mon, 2017-04-03 18:38 +0000

As reported over at Photography is Not a Crime today, a veteran of the US Marines, Billy Spaulding, recently attempted to pay a parking fine in pennies at Manchester city hall. Initially, police responded and lied to Billy’s cameraman, claiming he wasn’t allowed to record them without informing them. The cop claims, “You have to advise us that you’re recording us. You can’t record audio.” The reality is that recent New Hampshire court precedent says otherwise – not only can you record police in New Hampshire, but you can secretly record them. Unfortunately the videographer appears to have shut off the camera as a result of the cop’s lies. Based on the comments on the youtube video, he now knows better.

After the police apparently escorted them out, they returned a few days later with a bucket of $75 in pennies and this time were unmolested as they successfully paid the fine:

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Liberty Lobby – Week 11 – Videos

Free Keene - Sun, 2017-04-02 23:32 +0000

Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W Perry and I went to the state house this week to testify on more legislation. Here are five full hearing videos from last week:

HB 614 would prevent seized assets under $100,000 from being transferred to the federal government. Liberty legislator Mike Sylvia sponsored the bill. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 140 would allow NH wine manufacturers to open an off-premises tasting room. Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W Perry and I testified in favor. This video is particularly entertaining as one of the liquor industry reps gets unintentionally trolled by my testimony. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 178 would establish a commission to study how best to resolve right-to-know complaints. Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W Perry testified in favor. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 98 would allow brewpubs to manufacture alcoholic cider. Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W Perry and Ian Freeman testified in favor. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 152 would give NH alcohol distributors the ability to sell any beverage available to purchase nationwide. Liberty Lobbyist Darryl W Perry testified in favor. Here’s the full hearing video:

HB 474 would restrict law enforcement from using a cell site simulator without a warrant. Amazingly, the police didn’t testify against this bill! Here’s the full hearing video:

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