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Space Disco Dome at ForkFest + PorcFest

Steven and I (with the help of many great Porcupines) constructed a geodesic dome on the first day of ForkFest. It lasted through to the end of PorcFest! It was really fun and cool.

Here are some more pictures of the “Astra Lounge” dome:

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The Owner Decides, Not the Neighbors

“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.

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Tuscan Market Mural Proves Portsmouth Can Be More Liberal

Article: Portsmouth denies Tuscan Market’s Bid for Building Murals

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All My Pictures from ForkFest + PorcFest 2019

ForkFest 2019 began the week before PorcFest. Both were a terrific and fun time at Rogers Campground, and I stayed for both! Here are all my pictures from those weeks.

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De-Googling Your Life

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:

https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/06/24/insider-blows-whistle-exec-reveals-google-plan-to-prevent-trump-situation-in-2020-on-hidden-cam/

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/98-bsv-transactions-used-writing-223000472.html

https://liberdon.com/@freetalklive

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Passing the Bitcoin Cash Simple Ledger Torch Live on the Air

My lovely partner Steven and I joined my good friend and brother from another mother, Ian Freeman for his show, Free Talk Live in Keene, New Hampshire, a nationally syndicated radio show on more than 200 terrestrial radio stations and free-to-air satellite!

Free Talk Live Video Episode from April 23, 2019

Learn more about the SLP Torch

Reddit Post about the Torch

Aria Uncensored Show

Aria’s Book on Amazon

Book Aria Referenced by Thomas Paine “Age of Reason”

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Derrick J on Free Talk Live Covering Vermin Supreme and Caller’s Skeletons in Closet

Live Episode Aired Feb 26, 2019

Derrick J Returns :: Victimless Crime Spree :: Vermin Supreme :: Forkfest Rave Tent Planned :: Vice Movie :: College Scam :: HelpMeTakeBitcoin.com :: Bitcoin Saves a Venezuelan Family :: Civil Disobedience :: Bitcoin Mining :: HOSTS – Ian, Derrick J, Johnson

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Derrick J Interviewed at Liberty Forum 2019

Derrick J Freeman of VictimlessCrimeSpree.com and Anypay.global was recently interviewed on “Destination Unknown” with Vin Armani and Dave Butler live from Liberty Forum 2019. It was a great interview, so I cut it out of their recent fifteen hours of broadcasting from Liberty Forum 2019 in Manchester, NH. You can see the full 15 hour broadcast here.

Here’s their interview with Derrick J:

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Shielded ZCash Transaction at NH Retail Store

A customer purchased a “Live Free or Die” wood plaque and a “Legalize Gay Marijuana” bumper sticker at the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe in Portsmouth, New Hampshire using an encrypted digital currency called ZCash. The cryptocurrency is the most private money ever created, relying on a complex mathematical principle called a “Zero-Knowledge Proof”. Essentially this customer took some digital cash, locked it in a box with a secret key, and sent the shop the key. There is no discernible trail left. No observer can look up the transaction on the blockchain, not even those who know the sending/receiving addresses. Pretty slick! Here’s what it looked like:

This marks yet another turning point for human freedom. An evolution on the creation of bitcoin, this new cryptocurrency offers features and advantages that bitcoin simply doesn’t. While many are still holding fast to the promises of failing Federal Reserve Notes, others are seeking alternatives and building more reliable systems that make extortion far more difficult. Learn more by following the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe on Twitter and by joining our email list.

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Bitcoin Meetup | The Kitchen

The bitcoin meetup this week was a blast! We packed one corner of the Kitchen restaurant with people of all ages and experience levels. We celebrated Mark, the owner of Portsmouth Smoke and Vape, becoming the newest addition to the World Famous Bitcoin Tour. His business is unique on the tour, as it is the first downtown retail store to take cryptocurrency — and he takes a lot! They accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, Litecoin, and ZCash.

Some people had heard about the meetup from the flyers posted around town — others from visiting the store — and still others from searching Meetup.com. It was a good mix of people. One guy downloaded his first bitcoin wallet and funded it by trading someone at the table for $5 in cash. He was surprised how fast and easy it was, and that it required no signup at all.

The food and service was notably excellent, as it often is at the Kitchen. The staff knew we were having a bitcoin meetup and treated us super nice. They delivered some food out to us (which is not normal — usually you pick it up from the counter yourself). And they let us linger a bit after they closed, since we were having so much fun talking and learning from each other.

Charles shared with us about a cool thing the Portland Bitcoin meetup group is doing: they’re issuing their own cryptocurrency and awarding it to people who attend and participate by speaking. It would be so awesome to have someone spend that cryptocurrency to purchase merchandise at the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe!

The next Portsmouth bitcoin meetup will be at the Fresh Press on Sunday, October 15 at 2pm. The Shoppe will be closed for the next 2 weeks as Steven and Derrick will be in Prague for the Hackers Congress. We’ll have lots of great info and fun pictures and video to share, so follow us on Twitter.