Uber driver Christopher David, age 29, turned himself over to law enforcers in Portsmouth New Hampshire yesterday, Friday, November 6, 2015 after the gang issued an order to kidnap him for the alleged crime of felony wiretapping. The charge was in response to a YouTube video posted by David featuring an encounter he had while picking up passengers from the Daniel Street Tavern. In the recording, a doorman and part-time cab driver called “Big Mike” can be heard snitching on David to a nearby law enforcer (operating an Uber is violation of a Portsmouth city ordinance). The enforcer chose to exercise discretion in that instance and did not issue a ticket (or even a warning) to David. However “Big Mike” complained to law forcers about the YouTube video and had David charged with wiretapping. That is a Class B Felony in New Hampshire, punishable by up to 7 years in prison.
Last night CopBlock Radio spoke with Adam Rupeka, a CopBlocker who was arrested and pepper sprayed for flipping a cops the bird. Police beat him to gain Adam’s compliance, but he heroically remained calm and peaceful. He sets a good example by recording the interaction with multiple devices, live-streaming, following the golden rule, calmly asserting himself, and refusing to submit to arbitrary demands by badged individuals. Eventually Adam’s charges of “disorderly conduct” and “obstructing government administration” were thrown out, and instead he was awarded a settlement outside of court.
I am always craving new and delicious media focussed on freedom, and one such creation that scratches my anarchy itch is a new show called Free Talk SF hosted by Steven Zeiler. He sometimes hosts Flaming Freedom. It’s short (usually around 15-20 minutes). It’s original. It’s cheery. A great way to start the day and put your brain to work imagining a more free, empathetic, and independent San Francisco.
Here’s yesterday’s episode to give you a sample.
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“You can vote to your heart’s content. Voting is gambling. What you’re promised is not always what you get. Quit while you’re ahead. – Davi Barker, PorcFest Vendor”
CNN came to PorcFest. I heard they were going to be there, but I expected logos and lights to reveal them to me. I never saw them. Chris Moody, the Senior Digital Correspondent, attended the week-long freedom festival in the white mountains of New Hampshire and interviewed handfuls of movers for the Free State Project. Some of their language may surprise you:
“I’m a decade into not paying taxes. And I think, you know, when you start to talk to more people around here, you’ll find that there’s already a lot of people within this group who don’t pay federal taxes. A lot of them. – Ian Freeman, Radio Host”
“It’s the only vending machine in the world where you can buy some Milk Duds, a marijuana test, and some ammunition. – Chris Moody, CNN Correspondent”
Heroic State Rep Commits Cannabis Civil Disobedience :: Station Took FTL Off-Air? :: Stupid People Voting :: Big Government Mark :: Mark Racist? :: Patents :: Govt Agents Testifying for More Govt :: Criminal Justice Committee Hearing on Cannabis Legalization :: High School Dancing Results in Suspension
Who says court has to be boring? In Keene, 5 activists turned out to support me for a simple parking ticket arraignment. We laughed and joked as one wore a winter hat despite the court rules of decorum prohibiting headwear. We watched as the obedient slaves took their whippings and pled guilty to a bunch of vicimless crimes. Then it was my turn.
I decided ahead of time that I was going to try an experiment: I would remain silent. Would the judge get mad? Would he compel me to speak by threatening arrest? It turns out, he ended up acting as my defense attorney! Watch this 2-minute clip:
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My little sisters are in 7th grade. They’re good students. They work hard, they lead group projects, and they spend hours each night on homework. Tonight, I sent them an email encouraging to drop out.
I wish someone had done this for me. Both of my parents worked in government schools as teachers and administrators while I grew up. I was told to work hard, and it would pay off one day. That was a lie. I don’t think my parents *meant* to lie to me, but the reality is that I don’t think they ever considered what they were saying. They were just regurgitating what is popular: “Stay in school. Success in school leads to success in life.” Both of them had done okay, so why wouldn’t I believe them?