The Manchester Free Press

Monday • December 4 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #171

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2023-09-14 21:38 +0000

Is the bigger story in NM the emergency order on guns or the resistance to it? Would courts uphold public health emergency laws or at least leave them unchallenged, as they did with covid? Is there a federal crime prohibiting depriving citizens of rights under cover of law? Kamala smiling (laughing?) at the 9/11 memorial

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State Rep Gerhard & Footloose Arrested for Recording Video at Fed Court

Free Keene - Wed, 2023-09-13 23:24 +0000

As over 100 liberty activists gathered for my sentencing hearing at federal court, two brave activists challenged the unconstitutional recording ban at the federal courthouse. One is Frank “Footloose” Staples, a longtime freedom advocate who is not afraid to throw himself into the gears of the evil system. The other is NH State Representative Jason Gerhard, who spent a dozen years in federal prison for standing with tax freedom advocates Ed and Elaine Brown. When he was released a couple of years ago, he jumped right back into activism.

While there are ridiculous recording restrictions in existence at New Hampshire state courthouses, the feds are even worse. In NH state courts, one can easily record in a courtroom, but security goons will threaten people who try to record in the other areas of state courthouses. Federal courts however, completely ban all recording devices, nationwide. The ban, “Rule 53“, has been in place since 1946 and has never been successfully overturned. Recording devices are also prohibited by NH Federal District Court “local rules” 83.8.

Will Footloose and Rep Gerhard have success by openly violating the ban, giving them standing to argue their case in court? We’re about to find out, as both were arrested Monday morning while recording at the security checkpoint. Both were cuffed and then issued tickets for violating 102-74.385, a misdemeanor. That code states:

Persons in and on property must at all times comply with official signs of a prohibitory, regulatory or directory nature and with the lawful direction of Federal police officers and other authorized individuals.

Footloose argues that the court is a “public forum”, as stated on its own signage in the lobby, so any order by the police to leave is not a “lawful order”. Gerhard is standing on the constitutionally protected right to a free press. Here’s the video of their arrests:

For more, follow “Absolute Defiance” on YouTube and Gerhard for New Hampshire on Rumble. Stay tuned here to Free Keene for the latest.

DOJ Investigating Carnival Cruise Lines For Treason

The Liberty Block - Wed, 2023-09-13 08:03 +0000

Officials from the US Dept. of Justice announced on Tuesday that they are investigating the world’s largest cruise company for treason, obstruction of justice, and other possible crimes. Board members could face life in prison.

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Ian’s Sentencing Continued to October 2nd

Free Keene - Tue, 2023-09-12 02:34 +0000

Big thanks to the multiple dozens of supporters who came out from as far away as Nevada today to attend my sentencing for the Crypto Six case in federal court in Concord, NH. Surprisingly, the judge was only able to get through part of the sentencing and postponed it three more weeks until my attorneys have a chance to argue why he shouldn’t order restitution. Of course, one major reason is none of my “crimes” had a victim, but that’s not stopping the prosecution from pushing for me to pay the price for what scam artists did to elderly victims.

It’s worth noting that, as we learned at trial from their own witnesses, the feds never bothered to investigate the scammers at all. Instead they disingenuously got some of the scam victims to believe that *I* was somehow behind the scams, which is absolutely absurd and backed by zero evidence. However, the poor victims clearly want to blame someone and for someone to be punished for what was done to them, and I’m apparently the scapegoat.

My attorneys, Mark Sisti and Richard Guerriero, have two weeks to file their arguments. Meanwhile, I’m still out on bail restrictions. Prosecutors are pushing for a maximum sentence of 20 years, and $20.5 million in “forfeiture”, and more in “restitution”. All for selling bitcoin without asking government permission.

If you’re able to come out for the second and presumably the final sentencing date, I would appreciate it! The next date is October 2nd at 10am, at 55 Pleasant St. in Concord, New Hampshire. You will need an ID to get into the federal courthouse, and recording devices are not allowed.

Here is some media coverage from today:

  • Associated Press report, which kindly mentioned the awesome standing ovation I received upon entering the courtroom.
  • WMUR’s Report

With Great Sadness We Announce the Passing of Tom Adams

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform – N.H. - Mon, 2023-09-11 03:06 +0000

Tom has been actively involved with Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR) since July 2011, just six months after the organization was founded. His contributions to CCJR have been invaluable, as he has served as a faithful board member and volunteer, dedicating his time and effort to the organization's mission.

His roles within CCJR have been crucial to its success:

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The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #170

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2023-09-10 20:45 +0000

Long prison sentences for proud boys members. Where are the republicans in protesting these sentences? Are they resistant to being seen as against “law and order”? How could walking in the Capitol have become trespassing? Parallels between the treatment of J6ers and Tiananmen Square; NJ DOH is pushing vaccinations again; how cognitively delayed are children from being forced to wear masks?

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Youngkin pardons Loudoun County dad convicted after confronting school board about daughter's sexual assault

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform – N.H. - Sun, 2023-09-10 00:00 +0000

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued a full pardon for a Loudoun County father who he says was wrongfully prosecuted and convicted for standing up for his daughter at a 2021 Loudoun County School Board meeting after she was sexually assaulted at school.

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Breaking: Dictator Lujan-Grisham Bans Guns To Flatten Curve of Deaths

The Liberty Block - Sat, 2023-09-09 06:15 +0000

In response to a fatal shooting of a child, the Dictator of New Mexico announced Friday that she is banning the open and concealed carrying of firearms for the next 30 days in Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque is located. The Democrat declared gun violence to be a public health emergency and announced that she was banning open and concealed carry in Bernalillo County for 30 days. You can rest assured knowing that this policy definitely won’t continue for longer than that. 

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WTF OMG – O’Keefe Media Group Hits Speedbumps On Path To Citizen Journalist Class

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2023-09-08 21:19 +0000

The O'Keefe Academy is an innovative concept: an independent educational source for aspiring citizen journalists around the world. Anyone interested in holding up a light in the midst of darkness has the ability to do so by taking the course and receiving a press pass through the academy

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First Amendment Auditor, “Press NH Now” Moves to Keene, Baits KPD with N/A Beer!

Free Keene - Wed, 2023-09-06 01:14 +0000

Popular YouTube First Amendment Auditor, “Press NH Now” aka Marc Manchon has moved to Keene and has already made an impact on the streets of Keene, catching KPD officer Michael O’Donnell with a bait bottle of non-alcoholic beer:

O’Donnell approaches Manchon in a apartment building parking lot and seizes his beer, then after Manchon refuses to show ID, O’Donnell puts him in cuffs. All the while, Manchon is explaining to O’Donnell that he’s going to have to let him go, pointing out O’Donnell should have conducted his investigation of the beer prior to cuffing Manchon. Once he does look at the bottle, O’Donnell looks embarrassed as he uncuffs Manchon and lets him go.

The whole incident reminded me of the Keene City Council Drinking Game over a decade ago, where activists were wrongfully arrested over fake beers. They dropped my charges in that case a year later, just prior to trial, because they knew it was an illegal arrest.

The City Council Drinking Game was a protest of Keene’s “open container” law that we won in two ways – first them dropping the charges. Second, subsequent iterations of the City Council Drinking Game went unmolested, including one that happened at the next Council meeting after the arrests.

Despite having backed down on enforcement within the Council chambers, Press NH Now’s video shows the enforcement of this victimless “crime” of “open container” continues unabated on the streets. Thank you to Press NH Now for his service to police accountability.

The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #169

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2023-09-03 20:09 +0000

Discussion of the republican debate last week; some say Vivek won, some say he looked immature; some say DeSantis won; should any candidate raise a hand at a debate or respond that way to a question? Will DeSantis be hurt by insurance laws in Florida in the aftermath of today’s hurricane? The attempt in some States to keep Trump off the ballot for taking part in an “insurrection”; Ed P. opined that Trump can’t possibly lose the nomination; others disagree; is Trump’s campaign weak because of so much money and attention to his legal issues?

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Ridley Report Returns!

Free Keene - Fri, 2023-09-01 03:02 +0000

New Hampshire’s one-man independent video journalist, Dave Ridley, is back producing regular content for his “Ridley Report“! After YouTube demonetized his channel, Ridley abandoned it in order to protect it from being deleted due to YouTube’s new habit of issuing “strikes” against politically unpopular channels, ultimately resulting in their termination. However, he was disappointed in the other competing services to YouTube and their comparative lack of viewers.

However, recently, fans and sponsors encouraged Ridley to get back to regular production and he’s stepping up, with new videos being recorded and released as I write this. Welcome back Ridley! You can follow his new channel on Odysee and Bitchute.

Here’s his latest “ambush” video where he confronts some surprisingly open and accountable Keene Library “trustees”:

James Ho: The New Conservative Hero?

The Liberty Block - Wed, 2023-08-30 05:31 +0000

Within the past 24 hours, I learned of numerous instances in which a Federal Court of Appeals Judge has demonstrated that he supports life, liberty, and due process - and that he is willing to stand up to the radical leftist authoritarian death cult. James Ho is a new conservative hero. Current federal law prohibits any person who is the subject of a restraining order from possessing a firearm.

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The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #168

The Liberty Block - Wed, 2023-08-30 02:04 +0000

Trump being processed at Fulton County Jail tomorrow; should he not comply at all? Does Trump believe that his compliance with the several indictments is good for him and his campaign? Jeffrey Clark petitioning the Georgia State court to remove the cases to Federal Courts per Federal laws; Is there a reason that Trump’s team did not come up with this argument? Is Vivek only running to take DeSantis down and in some sense collaborating with Trump?

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Vivek Easily Wins First GOP Debate

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2023-08-25 03:05 +0000

On Wednesday night, Fox News hosted the first debate of the 2024 Republican primaries for President. The invited candidates included Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Chris Christie, Tim Scott, Asa Hutchinson, and Doug Burgum. Fox News hosts Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier moderated the one-hour and 40-minute debate. 

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Alu Publishes First Book In Spanish!

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2023-08-24 20:08 +0000

After years of considering it and slowly working on it for over a year, Alu Axelman has finally published one of his nine books in Spanish. His 2022 book, ‘Articles of Secession’ has been translated and proofread by Alu and Leliz Cedrone, another porcupine and native Spanish speaker. 

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The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #167

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2023-08-24 19:24 +0000

The newest Trump indictment in Georgia: “when democrats challenge an election it’s free speech; when republicans challenge an election it’s a criminal act”. Seemingly a State conviction would not be pardonable by a President. Did Nixon claim to have the power to reject electors in 1960? Have not similar actions challenging elections been taken in the past? Compare this to the treatment of Hunter Biden;

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Spaces, the Final Frontier for Free Speech

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2023-08-22 18:01 +0000

I've spent the last month on Spaces. Here's what I've observed. First and foremost, there is so much untapped potential. Many people still don't know what it is or what it's all about. In my opinion, it has the potential to supplant live radio if done correctly. I encourage anyone who has a smaller news platform, organization, or a cause to get active on Spaces. 

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The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #166

The Liberty Block - Mon, 2023-08-21 00:40 +0000

The continuing Trump indictments; will Trump attend the 1st debate? Who would it help or hurt for Trump to show up or not? Do debates change anything, even if only to cull the field? are Trump’s attacks getting old or just their indiscriminateness? Desantis firing his campaign manager; who decides who won a debate and based on what? was it wise for Desantis to say “of course, Trump lost the election”? Andy Ngo losing his civil suit against Antifa; comparisons to the 7-11 beatdown of the brazen thief?

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Feds Increase Monthly Payments By Nearly $1,000

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2023-08-20 16:46 +0000

In response to the horrendous monetary inflation by the federal government, the geniuses in DC have caused another major issue without significantly addressing inflation. As The Liberty Block has reported numerous times, the vast majority of all dollars ever printed in history were created over the past three years. Each dollar created by the Federal Reserve dilutes the purchasing power of the dollars in your wallet, bank account, and investment funds. On a simple level, doubling the amount of dollars in circulation cuts the value of each of your dollars in half. 

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