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Title: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on September 29, 2008, 11:10 AM NHFT
Join us for some music, fun, and liberty outreach. And don't forget the live music and illegal gambling!
Sunday, October 26
11:00a to 2:00p
(the same weekend as the Keene Pumpkin Festival)

Learn more about the event here: http://KeeneFreedomFest.com
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on September 29, 2008, 07:15 PM NHFT
Yes is so cool.  I'm so there for Pumpkin Fest, Keene Freedom Fest, and Social Sunday.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on September 29, 2008, 07:17 PM NHFT
Excellent, and me too.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jared on September 29, 2008, 08:01 PM NHFT
hhmmmmm. im trying to think of a way i can go and still bring the kids. problem is, they need naps. lay em down in the hay? :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on September 29, 2008, 08:07 PM NHFT
It's only a 3-hour event! They can nap before and after. :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jared on September 30, 2008, 04:09 PM NHFT
It's only a 3-hour event! They can nap before and after. :)

yeah, and  2.5 hour drive from our house! i don't suppose any of you keeniacs would let us use your house at some point to put them down? we can bring our pack and play for the older one, and we have a little mini bassinet for the baby...we don't bite, i swear :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on September 30, 2008, 04:13 PM NHFT
I was kidding. I understand that it's difficult to do certain things with two young children. I won't be devastated if you can't make it, of course - I'll get to meet you sometime, at some event.

By the way, I'd offer my apartment for naptime, but I live too far away - I'm in Derry, so I doubt you want to drive another 90 minutes for a nap, then 90 minutes back to Keene. :) You're welcome to use my place if you want to, though.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jared on September 30, 2008, 04:29 PM NHFT
I was kidding. I understand that it's difficult to do certain things with two young children. I won't be devastated if you can't make it, of course - I'll get to meet you sometime, at some event.

By the way, I'd offer my apartment for naptime, but I live too far away - I'm in Derry, so I doubt you want to drive another 90 minutes for a nap, then 90 minutes back to Keene. :) You're welcome to use my place if you want to, though.

well, im pretty determined to find a way to go to this. ive wanted to visit keene for awhile (being the crazy anarchist type, ive been told i should MOVE there ;) ), and my wife really wants to go to the pumpkin fest.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on September 30, 2008, 04:39 PM NHFT
The Pumpkin Festival is Saturday. Are you staying in a hotel or B&B or something on Saturday night? If so, maybe you could wake up early Sunday, and then have the kids nap just before you check-out, and then come to the Freedom Fest.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jared on September 30, 2008, 04:46 PM NHFT
The Pumpkin Festival is Saturday. Are you staying in a hotel or B&B or something on Saturday night? If so, maybe you could wake up early Sunday, and then have the kids nap just before you check-out, and then come to the Freedom Fest.

hmm. any idea how much the average low end hotel in keene costs?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 30, 2008, 05:56 PM NHFT
Probably pricey, especially during the fall.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Coconut on September 30, 2008, 06:58 PM NHFT
Probably pricey, especially during the fall.

especially Pumpkin Festival weekend.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: David on September 30, 2008, 09:11 PM NHFT
Probably pricey, especially during the fall.

especially Pumpkin Festival weekend.
In fact, I would be surprized if there is any availability.  The restaurant that i work at has a sister branch in Brattleboro, and they got slammed last Pumpkin fest just as we did, and that is about 20 miles away.  Your best be is to try to get someone here to room and board ya.  Pay them what you would pay a motel, assuming you cannot find one, and I imagine someone may take you up on the offer. 
We'd love to have you in Keene.   :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jared on September 30, 2008, 09:51 PM NHFT
ok, so we found a place to stay - Eighteen-Thirty House Motel in Hillsborough. bit of a drive, but not too bad. so now we just have one more problem - how the hell do you get a toddler to go to sleep in a hotel room???
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on September 30, 2008, 11:30 PM NHFT
Drugs? Kidding, of course.

I'm glad you'll be coming out to Keene that weekend. And it was good to meet you tonight at Murphy's.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: KBCraig on October 01, 2008, 11:12 AM NHFT
Drugs? Kidding, of course.

I'm not. Toddlers get the sniffles this time of year. Allergies, you know. A dose of Benadryl is just the thing!

Best thing for parental peace since Paragoric.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: shyfrog on October 20, 2008, 12:11 PM NHFT
So far the forecast is : High of 53 with a 40% chance of rain...
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 20, 2008, 12:22 PM NHFT
Ew.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on October 20, 2008, 01:29 PM NHFT
So is there anyway this could be cancelled?

The Weather Channel online say's
High 56°F
Low 38°F
Precip 30 %
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 20, 2008, 01:36 PM NHFT
I think that if there is a strong chance of rain, we should cancel. On the day of the event, if it is raining, we should cancel. There would be nobody walking around the streets or standing at our tables, the bands wouldn't want to play, etc.

But if the chance of rain remains low, I think we should continue as planned. I'm from the desert and haven't had to think about rain in 6 years; how accurate are weather forecasts around here? Should we continue as planned with up to a 50% chance of rain? 75%?

Anyone have opinions on this?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 20, 2008, 01:37 PM NHFT
I could be persuaded to bring HR Keith-n-Stuff's canopy.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2008, 01:46 PM NHFT
Weather forecasts are pretty useless this far out.  Not sure what day the decision should be made, though.  Friday?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: AnarchoJesse on October 20, 2008, 01:56 PM NHFT
Suck it up, you buncha nancies. A little cold weather and rain won't kill you.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2008, 02:03 PM NHFT
Suck it up, you buncha nancies. A little cold weather and rain won't kill you.

I would totally go in the rain.  We have two 10x10 gazebos.  I am not organizing the event, however - it's Mike's call.  He's done an amazing job so far.  It'd be a shame to cancel the best, most well promoted Freedom Fest yet. 
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 20, 2008, 02:25 PM NHFT
Well, I think that settles it. If it rains, some exhibitors (and the bands) might cancel - and I completely understand why - but the event will go on with whomever wants to remain and squeeze together under the gazebos. Settled.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: shyfrog on October 20, 2008, 02:27 PM NHFT
As long as my equipment stays dry...  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on October 20, 2008, 03:50 PM NHFT
I could be persuaded to bring HR Keith-n-Stuff's canopy.

Are you going to be at the event?  We are already planning on bringing it to Keene, but I thought I would need to go to Grafton to pick it up.  I'll gladly pay you $10 to bring it to Keene and then I'll take it back to Seabrook if you don't want it to continue to be stored in Grafton.

About about these "canopy," as we know, they don't work 100% :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 20, 2008, 05:00 PM NHFT
I'm coming to KFF - can't be known as a 'nancy'.  No problem bringing the canopy too. 
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on October 20, 2008, 05:06 PM NHFT
Oh thank you Kat.  I guess that means you know where it is :) 
I'll be at the Keene Freedom Fest too but this certainly makes my trip to Keene easier.  See you there.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Coconut on October 20, 2008, 06:22 PM NHFT
Who's running the gambling?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 20, 2008, 06:34 PM NHFT
Who's running the gambling?

I thought it would be organic - a game would just start when enough people wanted to play. But I supposed I better organize that, too. Unless someone wants to volunteer to be poker-master!

I'll bring cards and some extra change so people can buy in, and we'll have a table, of course. I think it'll just be dealer's choice instead of an official tourney. Does anyone have a piece of felt or felt sheet or tablecloth? It's easier to deal with cards (pun intended) on cloth than on plastic. And we should have a sign or 2 and some flyers to hand out explaining what's going on.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Coconut on October 20, 2008, 07:17 PM NHFT
With dealer's choice, you have to explain each game before the hand starts, and nobody understands what's going on.

I know I know... the more I speak the more likely it is people will tell me to organize it.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 20, 2008, 07:21 PM NHFT
Organize it! :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2008, 09:32 PM NHFT
Jim could bring his ever popular dice game, if he is coming.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Coconut on October 20, 2008, 09:50 PM NHFT
Organize it! :)

I'll happily jump in as a dealer if you have 6+ people wanting to play a game of holdem.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 20, 2008, 09:55 PM NHFT
Jim could bring his ever popular dice game, if he is coming.

The Dice will be there.    :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 20, 2008, 09:57 PM NHFT
Jim could bring his ever popular dice game, if he is coming.

The Dice will be there.    :)

I'll be there too... we're bringing tables.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2008, 10:03 PM NHFT
Jim could bring his ever popular dice game, if he is coming.

The Dice will be there.    :)

I'll be there too... we're bringing tables.

I'll need someone with a truck/van to come pick up my 4 folding chairs, two gazebos, and two 8' tables.  Will you have room in the van?  FMTV Nick can probably help otherwise.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 20, 2008, 10:06 PM NHFT
Guys, I really appreciate all this volunteering and assistance, organizing the games and events, lending and transporting tables, etc. It's a huge help! Thanks.

 :notworthy:

- me
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 20, 2008, 10:40 PM NHFT
Jim could bring his ever popular dice game, if he is coming.

The Dice will be there.    :)

I'll be there too... we're bringing tables.

I'll need someone with a truck/van to come pick up my 4 folding chairs, two gazebos, and two 8' tables.  Will you have room in the van?  FMTV Nick can probably help otherwise.

I can pick them up about ten, Sunday morning?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Coconut on October 20, 2008, 10:42 PM NHFT
Organize it! :)

I'll happily jump in as a dealer if you have 6+ people wanting to play a game of holdem.

I'll also keep my eyes open for my anti-wind card device... it can't have gone far.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2008, 11:00 PM NHFT
I can pick them up about ten, Sunday morning?

Sounds good.  Can you bring them back afterwards as well?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 21, 2008, 07:12 AM NHFT
I can pick them up about ten, Sunday morning?

Sounds good.  Can you bring them back afterwards as well?

Sure.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Dave Ridley on October 23, 2008, 04:14 PM NHFT
what sort of parking issues are we going to be looking at.  could I hitch a ride from ian's place to the event and back, in the tacklevan?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 23, 2008, 04:50 PM NHFT
what sort of parking issues are we going to be looking at.  could I hitch a ride from ian's place to the event and back, in the tacklevan?

You could park here, sure.  Doubt downtown parking will be problematic though. 
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 23, 2008, 05:48 PM NHFT
what sort of parking issues are we going to be looking at.  could I hitch a ride from ian's place to the event and back, in the tacklevan?

The President calls it the Jimmeister, but ya we'll have room.   :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: JJ on October 24, 2008, 12:56 AM NHFT
what sort of parking issues are we going to be looking at.  could I hitch a ride from ian's place to the event and back, in the tacklevan?

The parking garage is a block away from the site.  Free (I think) on Sundays and has ample sheltered parking.

Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Pat K on October 24, 2008, 01:23 AM NHFT
Organize it! :)

I'll happily jump in as a dealer if you have 6+ people wanting to play a game of holdem.

I'll also keep my eyes open for my anti-wind card device... it can't have gone far.

I call that a rock.  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: David on October 25, 2008, 08:26 AM NHFT
The railroad area is a pumpkin dropoff, and display area farther back.  I have a feeling they may not be done with the area in time for the freedom fest. 
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 25, 2008, 09:27 AM NHFT
It's all clear the next day, there's just a lot of garbage left on the streets and everywhere.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 25, 2008, 10:55 AM NHFT
It's all clear the next day, there's just a lot of garbage left on the streets and everywhere.

Ah, this is good news. Garbage, I can deal with. Whew!
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: dalebert on October 25, 2008, 11:05 AM NHFT
Ah, this is good news. Garbage, I can deal with. Whew!

We will help you deal with it too. :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 25, 2008, 04:03 PM NHFT
Pumpkin fest cleanup begins at 5am on Sunday.

The nice lady on the phone told me they'll try to work on the RR Sq. area first.

All should be well.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on October 25, 2008, 04:08 PM NHFT
I think that if there is a strong chance of rain, we should cancel. On the day of the event, if it is raining, we should cancel. There would be nobody walking around the streets or standing at our tables, the bands wouldn't want to play, etc.

But if the chance of rain remains low, I think we should continue as planned. I'm from the desert and haven't had to think about rain in 6 years; how accurate are weather forecasts around here? Should we continue as planned with up to a 50% chance of rain? 75%?

Anyone have opinions on this?

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Keene&state=NH&site=BOX says as of now:—

Quote
Late Afternoon: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 60. South wind around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers, mainly before 2am. Low around 50. Breezy, with a southeast wind 11 to 21 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between one and two inches possible.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 63. West wind between 3 and 11 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind around 5 mph.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 25, 2008, 05:55 PM NHFT
Yuck!  A govt website, Jeremy?  Here's weather.com's hour by hour from 11a-2p:

52-58F, 10-20% chance of rain, 7-10mph wind
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/03431?begHour=5&begDay=300
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on October 25, 2008, 07:22 PM NHFT
Yuck!  A govt website, Jeremy?  Here's weather.com's hour by hour from 11a-2p:

52-58F, 10-20% chance of rain, 7-10mph wind
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/03431?begHour=5&begDay=300

You know that most commercial weather companies get their data from the NOAA, right?

There was a big kerfluffle a couple years ago because some of these companies wanted to, after getting free access to taxpayer-paid data themselves, make the government to stop providing the same data to the general public. Here (http://politics.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/21/2058212) is one of the stories about it.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 25, 2008, 07:39 PM NHFT
Pumpkin fest cleanup begins at 5am on Sunday.

The nice lady on the phone told me they'll try to work on the RR Sq. area first.

All should be well.

Thanks for calling, Ian (By the way, who did you call?). This is quite a relief to me, having visited the Keene Pumpkin Festival this afternoon and seeing how friggin' HUGE that event is! Railroad Square is filled with pumpkins and has a 3-to-4-story tower of pumpkins at the end!

I'm planning on arriving early to help clean it up (if they haven't finished yet).
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 25, 2008, 08:18 PM NHFT
I called the organizers back when I was doing research into possible dates/times for the event.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 26, 2008, 07:07 AM NHFT
See ya'll at the happening...

Got 2 signs for you Lllllllloyd.  :)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 26, 2008, 07:23 AM NHFT
It doesn't look like it's going to rain.

HR Keith-n-Stuff's canopy is out in the rain and I don't want to put it in my car and bring it.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: dalebert on October 26, 2008, 09:40 AM NHFT
I have to say that despite all the early concerns about the weather, it's absofuckinglutely beautiful outside. I don't think the weather could get more pristine. Come on down to Keene Freedom Fest!
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Puke on October 26, 2008, 09:58 AM NHFT
Drove by the square at 0730 this morning and it's clean as a whistle.


Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 26, 2008, 01:18 PM NHFT
Anyone in contact with the KFP folks please let them know my car stopped running in Danbury and it took a few hours to straighten out.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 26, 2008, 06:59 PM NHFT
Anyone in contact with the KFP folks please let them know my car stopped running in Danbury and it took a few hours to straighten out.
KFP?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 26, 2008, 07:11 PM NHFT
KFF
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 26, 2008, 07:17 PM NHFT
oh .... I am too late and not reading clearly
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 26, 2008, 07:19 PM NHFT
What a great event...

Thanks to Toby, Ian, Mike, Josh Noone and band, Lou, (another)Josh and forget the drummers name.

The man tried to shut down the gig, but the brave activists and rock-n-roll couldn't be stopped.

Beautiful day, good vibe in spite of the attempt to "disperse" the crowd.

The illegal hot dogs taste that much better!

President William has decreed he will pay 20 FRN towards Toby's fine for providing a good time... will others step up to this example and help cover the cost?

Boogying to Rush's YYZ was a great pleasure, thanks Lou and crew... Josh Noone and band did some very good original tunes complete with freedom oriented lyrics.

Double plus good  8)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Coconut on October 26, 2008, 11:10 PM NHFT
except for the tickets Toby and Ian got for doing nothing.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 26, 2008, 11:22 PM NHFT
It was indeed great, in just about all regards. Thanks, everyone, for your volunteering and participation. Pics are up at http://KeeneFreedomFest.com - I'll put videos up tomorrow.

If you have any pictures or videos from the KFF, please let me know. I would like to post them (or links to them) on the KFF website. Also, I have no pics of me!

Tomorrow, I will write a detailed description of what happened at the KFF - I'm too tired now.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 26, 2008, 11:25 PM NHFT
Oh yeah, I'm definitely pitching in for Toby's and Ian's fines (should they decide to pay). I think fighting or ignoring the summons (or ticket or fine or whatever the govt handed out) would be my preferred method to deal with it, but whatever you decide is right for you, I support.

And I think it is a fantastic idea to start some kind of "community kitty" for govt fines and fees of those who make a stand - kind of an "Activists Insurance Fund."
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 26, 2008, 11:25 PM NHFT
except for the tickets Toby and Ian got for doing nothing.

Aye lad... and what other perfection in this matter could there be?

The goons attacked the press.

They've no evidence that Ian or Toby organized the event.  They are working off publication that where not paid for by Ian or Toby.  They have nothing that shows Ian or Toby as sponsors or organizers, only as supports.

It's a direct attack on the press, blaming them for things that they support... only because they are easy targets.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Coconut on October 27, 2008, 12:07 AM NHFT
I think both tickets should be fought "in system." If they're found guilty of organizing an event they didn't organize, then we know the system is broken. But the prosecution can't prove anything.

Ian I think won't. Toby I hope won't plea out, but he also has an unfortunately busy work schedule.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 27, 2008, 12:23 AM NHFT
Again, I support whatever Ian and Toby want to do, but I want to say this:

I think both tickets should be fought "in system." If they're found guilty of organizing an event they didn't organize, then we know the system is broken. But the prosecution can't prove anything.

How many times must you witness evidence that the system is broken? If every time the govt steps on our rights, someone says "if the govt act this way in response to our fighting back this time, then we know the system is broken and we can stop paying it any heed," when will you actually stop paying it any heed? Last time, the system was proved broken because the judge told Ian to shut up or be arrested. This time we will know if the system is broken if the they're found guilt of organizing an event they didn't organize. Next time, the system will be broken if X happens. When is it time to accept the ample evidence - or the logic and principle - and just accept that government is broken?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Coconut on October 27, 2008, 12:28 AM NHFT
good points mike. My argument for "cooperating" was not very good. I just think they both have a valid "case."
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Puke on October 27, 2008, 06:12 AM NHFT
As the guy that made the flyer and left the offending words on it... :blush:

I am also willing to chip in to pay the ransom money.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 27, 2008, 06:17 AM NHFT
Joshe Noone and the Federal Crime

(http://a68.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/57/l_53ff159bedd761c2ff87e43ca3c26f13.jpg)

posted this live recording  8)
Hypocrisy-live Keene Freedom Festival (http://stashbox.org/v/274891/hypocrisy-live-keene-10-25-08b.mp3)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 27, 2008, 07:47 AM NHFT
Thanks for the link. I've added it to the KFF website (http://KeeneFreedomFest.com).
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 27, 2008, 08:14 AM NHFT
Sounds like a lot of fun. Having the music and perfect weather really adds to the atmosphere.

I can't imagine chipping in and paying the thugs ... they will just be encouraged to bill every event to get some compliance and money.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 27, 2008, 11:01 AM NHFT
I will not pay.  There is no evidence of a damaged, complaining party.  I think I might ask for this evidence on the 12th, and if they don't show it, refuse to cooperate with any of their demands.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 27, 2008, 11:59 AM NHFT
I can't imagine chipping in and paying the thugs ... they will just be encouraged to bill every event to get some compliance and money.

Yes, that is a very good point. While some people may be personally ready to face the consequences of not succumbing to the demands of thugs, others may not be. I am not yet ready to succumb to all their demands, yet I feel that I can still promote liberty and help progress towards a freer life for myself and others, and I may one day be brave enough to make a complete stand against the tyranny. In the interim, though, financial support - as well as psychological support - can be helpful when/if I ask for it in my struggle against the government. So I imagine others might feel the same.

And I'm not suggesting you chip in for them. I'm just explaining why I am chipping in.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on October 27, 2008, 12:39 PM NHFT
How much do they want Toby to pay?  I'll chip for that ticket.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: AnarchoJesse on October 27, 2008, 12:45 PM NHFT
I'm curious as to why only Toby and Ian got the tickets-- technically, there are more to Free Keene and Free Minds then them. I mean, if Toby doesn't want to pay the ticket, couldn't somone involved in Free Minds take his place in the courtroom?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 27, 2008, 12:54 PM NHFT
I'm curious as to why only Toby and Ian got the tickets-- technically, there are more to Free Keene and Free Minds then them.

Likely because we are the most visible, as members of the media?
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 27, 2008, 01:07 PM NHFT
I'm curious as to why only Toby and Ian got the tickets-- technically, there are more to Free Keene and Free Minds then them.

Likely because we are the most visible, as members of the media?

Or, because you are the most visible, it was the least amount of work on the cops' part to figure out a name to write on a piece of paper.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 27, 2008, 01:12 PM NHFT
Hehe.. that's probably it.
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 27, 2008, 01:23 PM NHFT
No, everyone knows it's all Ian's fault.  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 28, 2008, 08:48 AM NHFT
and what name do they use for Ian

I would love to see them try "IAN FREEMAN" ;)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: TackleTheWorld on October 29, 2008, 10:22 PM NHFT
VDO of the event
[youtube]C58dvmzHZ1c[/youtube]
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 31, 2008, 10:09 AM NHFT
Thanks Lauren, well done. It's called editing... you captured the aesthetic, the feeling of the day. Music, the emotive trumps narration.  8)
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 31, 2008, 10:19 AM NHFT
Full article + videos and audio posted to Free Keene:
http://freekeene.com/2008/10/30/keene-cops-attempt-crackdown-on-peaceful-festival-attendees/
Title: Re: Keene Freedom Fest!
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 31, 2008, 10:38 AM NHFT
Also, all the videos, images, and audio are linked to (or embedded) in the KFF web pages:  http://KeeneFreedomFest.com (http://KeeneFreedomFest.com). If anyone has any more pics or vids they'd like to share, please contact me! Thanks.