The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • December 10 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

Good And Bad Bills Pass Into Law In NH!

The Liberty Block - Wed, 2022-07-06 18:55 +0000

Dictator Sununu has signed a number of bills into law, some of which promote liberty and some of which diminish liberty. Below are the most important bills that are now New Hampshire law:

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Independence Day and What it Means to be an American

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-07-05 02:24 +0000

The Fourth of July celebrates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Celebrating independence is a particularly wholesome element of American culture – one in line with most of the traditional American holidays. As an American, we should take pride especially in our independence – but also in our other traditional holidays.

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NHexit.US Bumper Stickers & It’s not you, it’s me t-shirts now available

NHexit.US - Mon, 2022-07-04 02:07 +0000

The #1 thing that state reps said they wanted to hear before they’d vote yes on independence was that their constituents actually wanted independence. We know that the people of New Hampshire want independence thanks to a Union Leader poll that evidenced 70-78% of New Hampshire voters supported the idea. However that isn’t good enough for many state reps so now we have to go a step further. We created bumper stickers & t-shirts to ensure that on the next go around they can’t so easily excuse away not voting yes on independence! Pick up a NHexit.US bumper sticker and/or t-shirt and let everyone know how you feel about New Hampshire independence.

MSNBC Has Let Its Writers Run Amok

The Liberty Block - Mon, 2022-07-04 00:33 +0000

On July 1st, MSNBC published an article titled ‘Congress has let the Supreme Court run amok’. In the article, the writer argues that the Supreme Court has grown out of control and is far too powerful and that the founders would have been shocked by the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. Did the SCOTUS overstep its authority with this ruling? Are they taking power away from state and federal lawmakers?

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Video of FBI Raid Against Free Talk Live’s Studio for Nonviolent Financial “Crimes” Involving Bitcoin

Free Keene - Thu, 2022-06-30 21:10 +0000

It was about ten degrees Fahrenheit at around 6am on March 16th, 2021 when dozens of armed agents from the FBI, IRS, USPS, ATF, and Keene Police swarmed onto the duplex containing the Free Talk Live studio. They smashed in windows and a front door, set off explosions, flew in drones, and held multiple peaceful bitcoin activists at gunpoint. Simultaneous raids were being conducted in multiple other locations, with six people arrested in total. They were since dubbed “the Crypto Six” by supporters.

One had her charges dropped and three have taken plea deals despite never harming another human being. Two remain, facing hundreds of years in prison for completely victimless, made-up financial “crimes” regarding bitcoin.

Now, more than a year later, the FBI has returned the surveillance DVRs they took from the property. This is some of the footage taken at the scene of the Free Talk Live studio in Keene, NH:

Why Both SCOTUS Bombshells Make Secession Even More Inevitable

The Liberty Block - Wed, 2022-06-29 05:55 +0000

On June 23rd, the Supreme Court ruled in NYSRPA v. Bruen that New York’s prohibition on carrying firearms and their restrictive permitting process was unconstitutional. The New York law stated that it was a felony for a person to carry a handgun without a license, and a person could only obtain a license if the government gang members (politicians) felt that the applicant could “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community.” 

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Ian Freeman Returns to the Stage at Porcfest 2022 to Discuss the FBI

Free Keene - Sun, 2022-06-26 17:47 +0000

I had the pleasure of speaking from the main stage at Porcfest 2022, the biggest, sold-out Porcfest ever. My speech was about the history of Free Talk Live and the FBI’s obsession with the Free State Project, specifically agent Phil Christiana. Thank you to Dennis Pratt and the rest of the Porcfest crew for having me back!

Here’s the full speech and Q&A:

Thank you to Jim Babb for speaking out years ago and Rodger Paxton for laying the groundwork for having me back to Porcfest.

Sold-Out Porcfest 2022 Going Strong Early-On!

Free Keene - Wed, 2022-06-22 01:48 +0000

Typical Porcfest: Selling Cannabis for Goldbacks

On tonight’s Free Talk Live broadcast from Porcfest, host Mark Edge said he’s been to a lot of Porcfests, and the attendance this year is already exceeding the levels of a typical Friday from past years.  That means Rogers Campground is already packed, on day number two of a weeklong event that tends to build its attendance as the weekend approaches.  Posts to social media reveal a variety of vendors who are accepting Goldbacks and Cryptocurrency, as is to be expected at an event packed with libertarians, voluntarists, and liberty-loving anarchists.

Last year’s Porcfest was the first-ever sellout at 2,500 tickets.  This year – the nineteenth annual – the event sold out again, and they maxxed out the tickets to 3,000!  Every campsite in the park is completely sold out.  The record-setting attendance in the last two years is no chance event – interest in the Free State Project has shot up dramatically since the insane COVID crackdowns in 2020.  In fact, 2021 also saw more people migrating to New Hampshire as part of the FSP, than any previous year.  2022’s NH freedom migration numbers will likely eclipse 2021.

The nearly two-decades the FSP has been encouraging libertarian migration to NH has paid off as earlier movers have laid an amazing groundwork of activism organizations and resources for later migrants.  NH libertarians are winning elections, with dozens of Free Staters in state house seats.  We have built the largest community of freedom-loving activists on Earth.  It is no longer a pie-in-the-sky idea, but a longterm, proven success.  The more people move here as part of the FSP, the stronger the libertarian influence in the state.  Success breeds success.

Free Talk Live at Porcfest 2022

Meanwhile, the statists in New Hampshire are freaking out over our tremendous successes thus far, as the FreeStateNH account on Twitter is constantly pointing out.  Statists in positions of power ignore libertarians in every other state, because they have no influence and will never threaten the status quo.  More liberty activists are realizing that concentrating activism works and are picking up and moving to New Hampshire.  Porcfest is the premier excuse to come visit NH and experience what it’s like to be around more freedom-loving people that you can count for an entire week.

If you don’t have a ticket to Porcfest this year, you can try to buy some on the secondary market from people who can’t go.  You can find more information about that here.

Whether you can attend or not, you can tune in every day to Free Talk Live for the latest discussion and interviews from the campground.  Our broadcasts will continue through the end of Porcfest and the following week for Forkfest.  Forkfest is the decentralized follow-up to Porcfest.  Entering its sixth year, Forkfest has no tickets so in order to attend, one need only reserve a tent site, RV site, or motel room from Rogers Campground between June 27th and July 3rd.

Sadly, due to the insane bail restrictions on me because of the Crypto Six case, I can only go up for the day, as I have to be home each night by 11pm.  However, last year I couldn’t even leave my home at all, so going up for one day is better than zero.  This year, I’ll be at Porcfest on Friday where I’m honored to be able to speak on the pavilion main stage at 1pm.  I hope to see you there!

NH Veterans Form PAC To Support Separation From The Union

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-06-19 02:12 +0000

Since legislation in support of New Hampshire independence was filed last fall, support for peaceful separation from DC has flourished. While CACR32 did not pass the legislature, the outpouring of support for independence from the disastrous union controlled by DC has only continued to pick up steam.

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Lazy, Corrupt Cheshire County Police Revealed in Fake Threat Case

Free Keene - Fri, 2022-06-17 16:09 +0000

Former Winchester Police Lt Penny Witherbee, photo from Brattleboro Reformer

Lazy and/or corrupt Cheshire county police have been featured recently in a lengthy article by award-winning journalist Damien Fisher. Fisher tells the complicated story of Donna Pelliccia and her daughter who were targeted by a neighbor, Hayley Philbrick, whose false allegations against Pelliccia and her daughter resulted in Pelliccia thrown in Cheshire County jail on charges that were eventually dropped. All thanks to shoddy police “work” by cops in Troy and Winchester New Hampshire. Winchester is a town known for its deep corruption.

In October of 2020, Philbrick was shopping false claims around to different area police departments, alleging her neighbor Pelliccia threatened her via facebook. She obtained a restraining order against Pelliccia based on the fake account’s messages and then told Winchester police on October 14th that the threats were continuing. Winchester police then requested Troy police to arrest Pelliccia for violating the restraining order. No one from either department bothered to investigate any party’s claims, including Pelliccia’s denial that the facebook account was hers. After successfully jailing Pelliccia for a day, the morning of October 16th, Philbrick went to Keene police and claimed further contact by Pelliccia. However, KPD’s Christina Paterno actually bothered to examine Philbrick’s claims and determined they were easily falsified.

Having had no success with KPD, Philbrick returned to Winchester PD on the same day she visited KPD and made more claims of harassment by the facebook account masquerading as Pelliccia. Winchester PD Lieutenant Penny Witherbee had Pelliccia arrested AGAIN and this time she was held for several days until October 21st. Despite Pelliccia being in jail, Philbrick continued to claim messages were coming to her from the alleged Pelliccia facebook. Lt. Witherbee finally began investigating the source of the facebook messages but started by talking to Philbrick who tried to blame Pelliccia’s daughter. So Witherbee got a warrant and seized Pelliccia’s daughter’s devices to ostensibly search for evidence of the threats or use of the facebook account in question, “pelliccia.donna”. The search and seizure was conducted on Pelliccia’s daughter while Pelliccia was in jail. Pelliccia’s daughter has a neurological condition and autoimmune disorder and can have difficulty walking.

A month after her release from jail, the case against Pelliccia was dropped. Seeking some form of vindication, she complained to the court and Cheshire Sheriff deputy Todd Faulkner was assigned to the case. His investigation over several months determined that Winchester PD never bothered to conduct any examination of the devices they seized, never bothered to investigate Philbrick’s claims before arresting Pelliccia more than once, and Witherbee’s botched “investigation” made it impossible for him to determine beyond a reasonable doubt that Philbrick had indeed created the account and posed as Pelliccia on facebook, though he believed that was the case based on a preponderance of the evidence.

Hayley Philbrick

However, according to Faulkner’s report, over a year later, in January of 2022 Philbrick went to Jaffrey police to claim that Pelliccia’s daughter was sending her threatening text messages via a phone number from a company called TextNow. Since the Jaffrey detective, Jeremy K LeBlanc actually bothered to investigate Philbrick’s claims, he easily discovered that the number from which the threatening messages had originated was associated with a TextNow account registered to Philbrick’s email address! The report filed by LeBlanc says Philbrick had sent him screenshots of the texts from the very same email. He confronted Philbrick with what he’d learned and she denied it, claiming someone was “setting her up”. LeBlanc subsequently arrested Philbrick and charged her with “False Reports to Law Enforcement”, “False Swearing”, and “Falsifying Physical Evidence”. The latter charge is a Class A misdemeanor, meaning Philbrick is facing up to a year in jail on that charge. According to court records, Philbrick has a “competency hearing” on August 9th in Jaffrey District Court.

Witherbee had worked at Brattleboro Police in Vermont from 2002 through 2018 when she resigned and sued the department over alleged sexual harassment, ultimately settling with the town government for a $35,000 payout. Not long after botching the Philbrick/Pelliccia case, Witherbee resigned from the Winchester police. Is she simply lazy and incompetent, corrupt, or all of the above? According to Fisher’s story, Witherbee has been hired again, this time by Chesterfield, NH police.

For even more background on this case, visit Thomas Parisi’s channel on YouTube, where various footage recorded by police when investigating this case has been posted, including Pelliccia’s first arrest, Witherbee’s interview with Philbrick prior to Pelliccia’s second arrest, and more.

Lengthy Trailer for New Documentary, “Free State”, Now Online

Free Keene - Sat, 2022-06-11 02:52 +0000

Those of us in the New Hampshire freedom migration have pointed out the many ways that we have more impact here than libertarians anywhere else. We’re constantly making news in mainstream media and the statists are ever on the attack against us. That’s because concentrating activism in one small geographic area works and more libertarian activists are starting to realize that the Free State Project is a success and more are joining – and moving to NH – in record-breaking numbers.

Another indicator of our unprecedented success is the number of documentary films that have focused on the libertarian activism movement here. We had Libertopia in 2010, which focused on multiple FSP migrants and their moving stories. In 2012, “Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree” focused on the amazing civil disobedience activism happening here. Then in 2014, “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire” laid out 101 persuasive reasons that libertarians should join the Free State Project.

Now, in 2022 it appears another FSP-focused documentary is on the horizon: “Free State“. They’ve released a lengthy trailer for the as-yet-unfinished film and are actively fundraising to complete the project. Here’s the full “sizzle” trailer:

FREE STATE – SIZZLE from Axiom Media on Vimeo.

Breaking: US House Passes Major Gun Control Bill

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2022-06-09 05:57 +0000

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives voted on a few parts of HR 7910, a large gun control bill with various sections. Multiple parts of the bill passed the full House by large majorities. The bill is likely to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate, and Biden is likely to sign it into law. 

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How DC Politicians Destroyed Our Money

The Liberty Block - Sat, 2022-06-04 21:40 +0000

Nearly every government eventually becomes greedy and seeks to steal more from its people than it could via simple taxation. Tyrants in the federal government always wanted to control the money that the people used. Alexander Hamilton wanted the President to rule over the Americans for life with massive powers, and he wanted the central government to be quite authoritarian.

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Uvalde Aftermath: Abolish The Police

The Liberty Block - Mon, 2022-05-30 16:09 +0000

Thanks to propaganda produced by the government and their allies, nearly all citizens believe that the primary duty of police is to ‘protect’ people from danger. Not only is this not their primary duty, police have no obligation whatsoever to protect you or me. But it gets much worse. 

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The Liberty Block Partners With The Silver Pool!

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2022-05-27 01:38 +0000

If you are at all concerned about the trillions of ‘dollars’ that the DC politicians and the federal government have created out of thin air over the past year, you should strongly consider getting some silver, gold, and other stable money.

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Take A Stand! You Could Be The Difference!

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2022-05-26 03:54 +0000

In the words of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, “Right is still right, even if you stand  by yourself.” Will you stand and be courageous? Will you act?

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Breaking: Former Republican House Leader Says Sununu Must Be Removed!

The Liberty Block - Wed, 2022-05-25 01:06 +0000

On May 20th, a very popular Republican legislator publicly called out the Dictator on Facebook. In the scathing post, Baldasaro tagged Chris Sununu’s public and personal profiles (they are Facebook friends). 

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Joint Recommendations Gold Standard – May 26, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2022-05-24 22:56 +0000

(white) goldstandard-05-26-22-J.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-05-26-22-J-y.pdf

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Pro-Freedom NH Family Under Attack By DCYF

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-05-22 01:26 +0000

When my wife got home, a DCYF social worker called her demanding a visit to inspect our home and interview our 2-year-old without the parents. I told this Social Worker, “I reject your offer to contract with me, the State has no jurisdiction in this matter, I charge $50k per hour for each hour of my time you consume, and to Cease and Desist.”

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Breaking: Dictator Sununu Vetoes HB1131, Endorses Mask Mandates For Kids

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2022-05-20 22:00 +0000

The entire bill simply stated that “The school board of a school district or the chief executive officer of a chartered public school or public academy shall not adopt, enforce, or implement a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering for any purpose while on the school’s property unless the facial covering is necessary for a specific extracurricular or instructional purpose, or is required by some other section of the law.”

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