A group of about a hundred students took off from school today to attend an event in Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire today as part of a larger day of action across the state and beyond. They brought signs, listened to speeches, and signed clipboards offered to them by political campaigners visiting from Massachusetts. Below is the video I captured from the event. It features interviews from young people explaining why they attended today and what they want their opposition to know.
When I heard the first ever Straight Pride Parade was happening just an hour from my house, I knew I had to go. I brought along my video camera and a microphone with the goal of conducting as many interviews with interesting people as possible. No gotchas, just straight questions: “What brought you out today,” and “What do you think of the event?”
While I am pouring through yesterday’s footage, I came across 4 minutes of particularly defining footage. A man walking down the sidewalk gets blocked by a woman, and then a group of people, and prevented from moving. He yells for help but his calls are unanswered. The masked thugs revel in their positions of power and his vulnerability. They have deemed him the enemy. Why? That is unclear. But they have him. And they are going to project all their anger and hatred onto him. He smiles. He does not relent.
Here is a video containing all of my raw footage from the entire day. You can feel as if you were there yourself!
Derrick J open carrying in Portsmouth :: Opiates & addiction :: the end of opiates? :: shrooms :: various psychedelics :: space disco :: making crypto accessible :: unite the right rally :: Europe and Muslim immigration :: TMI about opiates :: MDMA is better than war :: Hosts – Aria, Derrick, Ian.
Here is the episode from last night’s show, where my partner Steven and I were on-air for over 200 terrestrial radio stations plus satellite and internet listeners around the world on America’s #1 Liberty Show: Free Talk Live.
Topics discussed in this episode, plus links:
Men Changing in the Women’s Room
Capital One Data Hack Affects Over 100 Million Americans
Nashua Woman Hires Private Investigator to Watch Gov’t Bureaucrats
Caller from the Virgin Islands
Christian Side Hug Video
The Challenges of Driving an Electric Car
Caller discusses Age of Consent Laws in NH
Victimless Crime Spree DVD for Sale on eBay
Jury Decides Katie Perry and fellow artists must pay for copyright infringement claim from some stupid Christian Rap artist no one has ever heard of
It has been 7 years. No arrests, no nonsense. Just normal everyday living. I reached out to a consulting firm to help me with some business I am conducting, and part of their introduction letter informed me that they can’t do business with anyone who has a criminal record that hasn’t been annulled. So I looked into what it takes to do that. It took me about a week to figure it all out from reading the law and the paperwork, filling it out, calling the court clerks, and making sure everything is in order. It boils down to this:
You have to wait a certain amount of time after your final sentence, depending on the severity of the crimes. Then you can file for annulment, meaning they get “erased” from your record. (They still appear when searched, but a note is made that these have effectively been nullified since I have been rehabilitated for several years.)
I can file to annul multiple charges at once, so I filed to wipe out 14 of the charges that I had in District Court, and 2 that I had in Superior Court. It costs $125 per court, so $250 total. Later, there may be a separate fee from the Department of Corrections or other agency if they need to do some work to help get this settled. They tell me the whole process takes about 3-4 months.
At the end of it, though, I should have some kind of certification that I am no longer considered a criminal in the eyes of the State. That is good because it will allow me to do business with more people and afford me more freedom generally. If all it takes is filing some paperwork, paying a fee, and waiting, I say it is worth it. I will keep you updated on how it goes!
There are tons of services that police provide: Elderly check-ins, noise complaints, damaged property, stolen purses, runaway children, etc. They all cost money, and for the most part, communities are happy to pay. Justice is something most people want, and so we pay a group of people to provide it.
But what happens when the cost is astronomical? Like, crazy. Like, incalculably high? So high, no one even knows the number? Is there anyone putting downward pressure on costs when it comes to service from the police, or do they have a blank check on the community bank account?
I ask because a woman in my town today called the police to remove her adult son, age 45, from her home. Criminal trespass. Totally legitimate complaint. I am happy to pay for that. If someone were trespassing on my property, and I was an old lady, hell, I would want some help from a group of young, well-trained guys, too.
The response from police was: 30 police officers, 2 SWAT teams, firefighters, blocking off the street — to kick a loafer from his mom’s home? You can’t put a price on officer safety, but even so, this was excessive.
I posted on Facebook about my concern about the cost, and a townsperson responded that in situations where a hiker gets lost and incurs a cost to local rescue, they get a bill. He proposed the same thing for cases like this. Not a bad idea.
What do you think? Should people be personally responsible for their expensive specialty police calls? How can a you ensure you are not on the hook for some wildly excessive service your neighbor requests? Should we all share the costs equally? How can we best ensure community safety while also staying within reasonable budgetary limits? Your thoughts welcome!
“I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it.” – Voltaire
This principle of individual liberty is the foundation of Western Liberal philosophy. If we expect others to leave us alone to do as we please with our property, then we must leave others alone to do as they please. Even if we wouldn’t choose the same. We can talk with them, reason with them, bribe them, try to persuade and convince them, but in the end, it’s the owner of a thing who gets the final say in what happens with a thing.
It is a wonderful service for the neighborhood to schedule a day for us to get together and talk about this issue and how it affects us, but ultimately no one has a higher claim to this property than the owner. If they decide to rebuild, then that is their right as the owner. No one can charge them money or stop them from building.
To claim otherwise would be to say that someone besides the owner has a higher claim to their property than they do. That doesn’t make sense in a post-enlightenment society that claims to respect the rights of the smallest minority: the individual.
Project Veritas caught a Google exec on video admitting to manipulating search results to steer their users’ behavior toward their own political motives. Namely, they aim to prevent Trump from being elected again.
Okay, so what? Why should an Anarchist care about an election?
Maybe this issue is not as important to me personally, but if the people at Google are actively working to steer my behavior and that of the millions of others using their search tool every day, in what other ways are they intentionally manipulating my behavior?
I want to believe I am in control of my own destiny. That I am free to make informed choices. But this revelation calls that into question. It makes me take a second look at the ways in which I have abdicated personal responsibility to Google’s software. It is time to look for alternatives.
That was my show-prep for the Free Talk Live episode broadcast last night live on the radio waves of over 200 radio stations. Have a listen.
Last night’s episode featured Johnson and Ian and me, all three of us fresh back from the New Hampshire Freedom Festival. It was a historic one, as we discuss early on in the show. Ian came back after being banned. Johnson gave a brief history lesson on Che Guevara, and I talked about this breaking Project Veritas story revealing some of the questionable behavior at Google. It is a little too close to the Ministry of Truth from 1984.
Other show prep links: