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Title: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 02:01 PM NHFT
We are starting a news and opinion related online publication here in Keene.
http://porcupinepartners.com/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Keene+Free+Press

Many of us have done what we can to "be the media". We send in letters to the editor. We contact media reporters.

A few of us have also proposed starting monthly newsletters or weeklies. I liked JPs idea for his Granite Porcupines printed newsletter, but that didn't actually happen. Caleb has talked about having a weekly, like the Hippo and that whole system. I think these ideas are good, but they haven't happened or might take a while because of the cost.

I am starting one online, because the cost is low. I will begin with only Keene news since that is all I think we can handle at present. So we can cover all that a local newspaper would (Keene, NH, US, and World news). Maybe down the road we could have other cities in NH covered also.

What I need help with is good content. If you write letters to the editor, send them to me and we will publish them. If you want to contribute weekly columns, we can offer you ad space (for your business or favorite group/ charity) on your page in exchange for your kind help. Your articles will be posted on the front page for a week and archived on your personal page from then on.

We will also try to cover community events in Keene and build up our own reporting staff for more extensive news. I will also be seeking out weather watchers and traffic and other condition reporters to keep people up to date on conditions.

Our current compitition is a standard newspaper (which requires a subscription for print copies and to view online) and a weekly "Monadnock Shopper" that has no web presence.

Anyone that wants to help can send article to me by email or this forum or can just post suggestions. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 25, 2005, 02:03 PM NHFT
http://porcupinepartners.com
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: president on October 25, 2005, 02:06 PM NHFT
If I make a FSP related comic strip, will you publish it?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on October 25, 2005, 02:07 PM NHFT
We are starting a news and opinion related online publication here in Keene.
Many of us have done what we can to "be the media". We send in letters to the editor. We contact media reporters.

A few of us have also proposed starting monthly newsletters or weeklies. I liked JPs idea for his Granite Porcupines printed newsletter, but that didn't actually happen. Caleb has talked about having a weekly, like the Hippo and that whole system. I think these ideas are good, but they haven't happened or might take a while because of the cost.

I am starting one online, because the cost is low. I will begin with only Keene news since that is all I think we can handle at present. So we can cover all that a local newspaper would (Keene, NH, US, and World news). Maybe down the road we could have other cities in NH covered also.

What I need help with is good content. If you write letters to the editor, send them to me and we will publish them. If you want to contribute weekly columns, we can offer you ad space (for your business of favorite group or charity) on your page in exchange for your kind help. Your articles will be posted on the front page for a week and archived on your personal page from then on.

We will also try to cover community events in Keene and build up our own reporting staff for more extensive news. I will also be seeking out weather watchers and traffic and other condition reporters to keep people up to date on conditions.

Our current compitition is a standard newspaper (which requires a subscription for print copies and to view online) and a weekly "Monadnock Shopper" that has no web presence.

Anyone that wants to help can send article to me by email or this forum or can just post suggestions. :)

Great idea!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on October 25, 2005, 02:07 PM NHFT
If I make a FSP related comic strip, will you publish it?
Only if it is funny!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 02:13 PM NHFT
If I make a FSP related comic strip, will you publish it?
absolutely
You can even make fun of me.
You could even have a column.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 02:15 PM NHFT
If I make a FSP related comic strip, will you publish it?
Only if it is funny!
I am thinking about some sort of rating system, so that our favorite columnists/comics will have higher positions on the pages.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: jgmaynard on October 25, 2005, 02:31 PM NHFT
I like that idea A LOT!!!!

That's about what I tried to do with KeeneNH.US but it never got to the point where I had news, etc.

I know George Phillies would be interested in participating once he gets up here....... That could be a huge resorce in itself.

You could probably get a lot of news from RSS feeds. No muss, no fuss.

I could probably contribute a weekly science column in exchange for advertisement......

JM
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 25, 2005, 02:33 PM NHFT
Hmm....do you want to have it on keenenh.us?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 02:40 PM NHFT
I like that idea A LOT!!!!
That's about what I tried to do with KeeneNH.US but it never got to the point where I had news, etc.
I know George Phillies would be interested in participating once he gets up here....... That could be a huge resorce in itself.
I could probably contribute a weekly science column in exchange for advertisement......
1-I was planning on asking you to help. Could you send me any links that you think would be useful?
I want to keep up with Keene politics maybe you could send along info that you hear. :)
2-posted it
3-Maybe we could link to article he is posting on national issues and help him transition to Keene life. ;)
4-That would be great. We could use a nice banner ad from you for your page. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on October 25, 2005, 02:42 PM NHFT
There is a website out there that does ranking based upon user preferences... I am drawing a blank on the name right now.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 25, 2005, 02:45 PM NHFT
drawablank.com?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 05:43 PM NHFT
News flash
http://porcupinepartners.com/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Keene+Free+Press
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 25, 2005, 05:49 PM NHFT
drawablank.com?

Jim! Find out if this site is taken!
Hurry! ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on October 25, 2005, 05:51 PM NHFT
do you guys plan on getting keenefreepress.com or something?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 25, 2005, 05:53 PM NHFT
You need a news flash image:
(BTW, the man in the photo was the Mayor of Portland, OR at the time.)


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Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 05:59 PM NHFT
do you guys plan on getting keenefreepress.com or something?
sure .... I thought I would work on content first then that sort of thing. Kat just came up with the name. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Caleb on October 25, 2005, 08:15 PM NHFT
So can a person contribute as they come up with ideas ... or must they stick to a strict schedule.  I'm not good at producing on command ... I write better when I have an idea that hits me and I just go with it.

Since we're not necessarily stuck with just political issues ... could I perhaps contribute religion or science articles, or if you have a column, would it always have to be on the same topic?

Caleb
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 25, 2005, 08:36 PM NHFT
Whenver and whatever.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 08:40 PM NHFT
And hopefully a better layout.

articles first
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 08:40 PM NHFT
Look what weather you wished on us Caleb.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on October 25, 2005, 08:56 PM NHFT
Weather report.... from Dreepa's basement... another 2 inches seeped in over the day forcing the sump pump back into action.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2005, 08:59 PM NHFT
bummer
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on October 25, 2005, 09:14 PM NHFT
yeah.  but at least there is nothing down there and now I know not to put anything down there.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 25, 2005, 09:28 PM NHFT
When it freezes it'll be safe ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 25, 2005, 09:45 PM NHFT
You can have us over for a skating party!




PatK?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on October 25, 2005, 09:46 PM NHFT
I told my kids to enjoy the indoor pool because I am going to close it so they can learn how to skate.

(My son thinks that I am serious)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on October 26, 2005, 01:29 AM NHFT
You can have us over for a skating party!




PatK?

Don't look at me I don't know how to skate, I also don't think it a good idea to put all this mass in motion standing on things that don't have brakes.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on October 26, 2005, 04:05 AM NHFT
You can have us over for a skating party!




PatK?

Don't look at me I don't know how to skate, I also don't think it a good idea to put all this mass in motion standing on things that don't have brakes.

For some reason, the phrase "graceful as a pig on ice" comes to mind. I can't imagine why.

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 26, 2005, 08:20 AM NHFT
You can have us over for a skating party!




PatK?

Don't look at me I don't know how to skate, I also don't think it a good idea to put all this mass in motion standing on things that don't have brakes.
I don't skate either, but, that wasn't the reaction I expected from you.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on October 26, 2005, 08:37 AM NHFT
You can have us over for a skating party!

PatK?

Don't look at me I don't know how to skate, I also don't think it a good idea to put all this mass in motion standing on things that don't have brakes.

Pat I do have beer and the ice would keep it cold.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on October 27, 2005, 03:09 AM NHFT
O-k then I'M in. Kevin while I'M not graceful I might be the least clumsy 400 pound 5 foot 8 inch man you will ever meet.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 27, 2005, 09:44 AM NHFT
Maynard .... could you do a weekly science or astronomy article and we can advertise your book?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on October 27, 2005, 10:01 PM NHFT
I am in Keene a lot. I'll feed you any news that I catch first hand. I'm in Keene lat at night quite often, and I often end up playing chase the flashing blue lights, so I'll keep you posted on anything interesting.
Have you considered collecting donations for advertising?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 27, 2005, 10:37 PM NHFT
Give us any news you have from Nelson or Keene. Just send it to me by email and we will post it asap. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dave Ridley on October 29, 2005, 04:13 PM NHFT
I tend to think we should just call the new indie media outlet "nhfree.com"
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 29, 2005, 04:16 PM NHFT
maybe .... we can see how it goes.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 30, 2005, 12:19 AM NHFT
Forbes take on Blogs and other alternate media:
http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=3177
Oh no! I found this article on one of those useless blogs.

"Web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective. Their potent allies in this pursuit include Google and Yahoo."

Man do they have me and my friends pegged or what?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 30, 2005, 01:25 PM NHFT
Kat had the idea to use this platform for putting pressure on city officials. We can haunt them and ask/publish their answers. We meet people all the time who complain about property taxes. We can start quoting them and asking the bureaucrats about how they can lower them by say ..... 10% like we have discussed here.
So mister city manager .... I was talking with a little old lady 2 days ago who says she can't afford the property taxes. Are you willing to take a 10% pay cut in your $107,000 salary to start saving her money?

We might as well start putting heat on the local officials ..... we have been hard enough on poor Seth, with our tough questions. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 30, 2005, 01:40 PM NHFT
Local action is easier. The best thing I could do is bring down the federal government, but that will take a little longer.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 30, 2005, 02:07 PM NHFT
Hey the mayor wants us to come and ask questions. :)

"I encourage you to work with your City Council representatives to ask questions about whatever concerns you. The Man of the 20th Century, Albert Einstein, said, "Never stop asking questions." The doors to City Hall and to the Mayor's Office are always open to those desiring meetings. We are indeed blessed with an outstanding array of knowledgeable department heads and staff. They are all ready and willing to help in any way they can. We are all public servants, and we all have the same goal--to keep Keene the envy of the rest of the state!"
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: jgmaynard on October 30, 2005, 02:42 PM NHFT
I could probably whip up a weekly article.......

I want to move the KeeneNH.US stuff to cheshirecommunications.com - that may take a little while, but afterwards, the KeeneNH.US name could be used for KFP, although I like keenefreepress.com.

An interview with Blastos could help.. ummmmm.. blast it off! :d

JM
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Friday on October 30, 2005, 03:38 PM NHFT
This is a great idea, guys!  It can be locally oriented, yet work as a long-distance outreach tool at the same time.

While a final name is still being debated, I'd like to suggest some form of "Observer", the name of a seditious Boston newspaper in revolutionary times.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 30, 2005, 04:23 PM NHFT
Keene Free Press has grown on us and we have already been telling people about it.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 31, 2005, 12:19 AM NHFT
Computers and Modern Anarchy
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1867945,00.asp
"But does that mean the general phenomenon is a reflection of a bigger desire for no controls whatsoever—in other words, for true anarchy? I can't see any other explanation."
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 31, 2005, 03:33 AM NHFT
Fundraising and spending on Federal races in Keene:
http://www.opensecrets.org/ziplookup/index.asp?show_delegation=TRUE&Zip=03431&submit=Go%21
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: dawn on October 31, 2005, 08:15 AM NHFT
This is an excellent idea! Would it be possible to have a link on the home page to other local towns, like Winchester?

I would suggest that people start attending local meetings and post their notes to KFP. I could do that for Winchester since I attend a number of meetings already. From that experience, I know first hand that what you can read in the Sentinel is quite biased, when they are supposed to be reporting the facts. There are the biggies like school board and city council, but there must be tons of little committees and boards of elected and/or appointed citizens who are making decisions all the time that impact the citizens of the town/city.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 31, 2005, 10:34 AM NHFT
This is an excellent idea! Would it be possible to have a link on the home page to other local towns, like Winchester?
We will do as much Winchester news as we can get our hands on. Just email us anything you have and point your friends to it. We don't have a convenient url yet, but you can send them the link or to nhfree.
We will be doing anything news related at all. It we want it to appeal to everyone, not just us crazy radicals. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Friday on October 31, 2005, 11:32 AM NHFT
Russell, maybe you should get a police scanner! I hear they're very entertaining, and you'll be able to report on things that don't even make it into the newspaper.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 31, 2005, 11:46 AM NHFT
oh yea .... we could hear about all the craziness ... calls for donut runs ....everything. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: JonM on October 31, 2005, 12:30 PM NHFT
keene.nhfree.com . . . winchester.nhfree.com . . . etc.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 31, 2005, 02:14 PM NHFT
keene.nhfree.com . . . winchester.nhfree.com . . . etc.
That could be a good way to go.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: jgmaynard on October 31, 2005, 05:28 PM NHFT
And THINK of the access! "Sir, you're not permitted in here..." "I'm with Keene Free Press" <flash silly card> "Right this way..." :D

JM
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 31, 2005, 11:16 PM NHFT
Yea .... we might as well play those games. It won't take long for us to have more reporters showing up at their door than the Sentinel. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Michael Fisher on November 01, 2005, 08:10 PM NHFT
I'm beginning to catch on to your free press idea, although the Burlington Free Press was a festering pile of communist garbage, so I am opposed to the name of it.

I've been thinking about starting a local newspaper for a while now and the Newmarket Free Press (or a better name preferably) at newmarket.nhfree.com would be the way to go.  :)

More press outlets will mean less centralized control over the flow of facts, events, and other community information.  Because the papers are online at first, there are no costs.

We can report on things that are REALLY important rather than what most press outlets find important.   ::) ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 01, 2005, 08:15 PM NHFT
exactamundo
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: jgmaynard on November 05, 2005, 10:11 PM NHFT
You know, I have always been annoyed by the Massachusetts media with their investigative reports "Cars are actually allowed to turn right, where they can run over people on the sidewalk. Why doesn't government protect us from cars turning right?" - It would be great fun to do investigative reporting on government waste/corruption... :d

JM
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 05, 2005, 11:53 PM NHFT
We are looking at the budget .... but maybe the first issue can be the new code enforcement guy .... we don't need one.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 10, 2005, 09:33 AM NHFT
I was thinking of doing some interviews about churches and the IRS.
http://www.allsaints-pas.org/all_saints_church.htm

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on November 10, 2005, 02:07 PM NHFT
I was thinking of doing some interviews about churches and the IRS.
http://www.allsaints-pas.org/all_saints_church.htm

What do you guys think?

Yea, how about an article about churches tying up valuable property and not paying property taxes?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on November 10, 2005, 03:21 PM NHFT
Churches always argue that the power to tax is the power to destroy, but in reality it's the power to withold taxation that gives the greatest control. Don't do what we say, and we'll send you a tax bill.

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on November 10, 2005, 03:22 PM NHFT
Churches always argue that the power to tax is the power to destroy, but in reality it's the power to withold taxation that gives the greatest control. Don't do what we say, and we'll send you a tax bill.


Isn't tithing a form of taxation?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 10, 2005, 05:06 PM NHFT
Isn't tithing a form of taxation?

Did nuns beat you as a child?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on November 11, 2005, 02:01 AM NHFT
Isn't tithing a form of taxation?

Did nuns beat you as a child?

sometimes they tried, I was alot quicker then though. ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on November 11, 2005, 08:35 AM NHFT
I went out with a Nun once.

All evening long it was none of this, none of that!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 16, 2005, 05:04 PM NHFT
I am using keenefreepress.com now and a new content system.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on November 16, 2005, 05:54 PM NHFT
Excellent! I like the look, and the proper domain name helps.

As more content gets added, it will be even better. And it's nice that the reporters are given "credentials".  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 16, 2005, 10:44 PM NHFT
I was surprised to see that Shorty was NOT listed as one of the reporters.  ::)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 16, 2005, 10:47 PM NHFT
We could have a weekly story from Shorty or a Shorty comic strip.
I didn't know if you wanted to be a regular contributor or if you just wanted us to link to your website.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 16, 2005, 11:00 PM NHFT
We could have a weekly story from Shorty or a Shorty comic strip.
I didn't know if you wanted to be a regular contributor or if you just wanted us to link to your website.

I could do a story now and then. Or maybe put up a song. I'll think of something and get back to you.

My post was meant to be funny, but your idea is a good one, so, what the heck!  8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 16, 2005, 11:14 PM NHFT
We will have a few columnists and you or shorty could be one.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 16, 2005, 11:27 PM NHFT
I just sent you something at your Free Press email. Hope you like it.  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 17, 2005, 05:55 AM NHFT
I just sent you something at your Free Press email. Hope you like it. ;)
Boy Shorty has a lot of friends.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 17, 2005, 06:01 AM NHFT
Excellent! I like the look, and the proper domain name helps.

As more content gets added, it will be even better. And it's nice that the reporters are given "credentials". ;D
I wonder who is visiting from: gatekeeper.bop.gov
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 17, 2005, 09:04 AM NHFT
I keep getting an "internal server error" notice when using KeeneFreePress.com
I was able to get to it by using the old address and the redirect.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 17, 2005, 09:48 AM NHFT
Not sure what went wrong. It works for me.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 17, 2005, 10:03 AM NHFT
Not sure what went wrong. It works for me.

I got through and bookmarked it.  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 17, 2005, 10:07 AM NHFT
Hey Russell, am I set up as a user on Keene Free Press? Can I put stuff up, or should I just send it to you?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: JonM on November 17, 2005, 10:47 AM NHFT
Excellent! I like the look, and the proper domain name helps.

As more content gets added, it will be even better. And it's nice that the reporters are given "credentials". ;D
I wonder who is visiting from: gatekeeper.bop.gov
Can I guess KBCraig?  Nah, he wouldn't surf here from work . . . would he?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 17, 2005, 11:42 AM NHFT
It would be easier for me if you put your own stuff up. I can set you up and tell you how to do it.
Hey Russell, am I set up as a user on Keene Free Press? Can I put stuff up, or should I just send it to you?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 17, 2005, 11:49 AM NHFT
Sounds good to me.  :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on November 17, 2005, 11:50 AM NHFT
Excellent! I like the look, and the proper domain name helps.

As more content gets added, it will be even better. And it's nice that the reporters are given "credentials". ;D
I wonder who is visiting from: gatekeeper.bop.gov
Can I guess KBCraig?  Nah, he wouldn't surf here from work . . . would he?

Research into a future transfer is a legitimate use of a workplace computer.

 ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on November 20, 2005, 06:32 AM NHFT
Wow, great job on this guys. Resturant reviews even. ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 20, 2005, 10:06 AM NHFT
Loved your editorial, Caleb!

http://keenefreepress.editme.com/CalebEditorial
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 20, 2005, 09:52 PM NHFT
Dawn is also not holding anything back .... she has thrown down the gauntlet with the Sentinel already. I thought we might make it a month before attacking them. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 20, 2005, 09:54 PM NHFT
Dawn is also not holding anything back .... she has thrown down the gauntlet with the Sentinel already. I thought we might make it a month before attacking them. :)

That was an excellent commentary.  8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: dawn on November 21, 2005, 05:21 PM NHFT
Dawn is also not holding anything back .... she has thrown down the gauntlet with the Sentinel already. I thought we might make it a month before attacking them. :)

I was so holding back! ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 21, 2005, 05:56 PM NHFT
where was that wording? .... oh yea .....

"The views express don't necessarily reflect ..... Keene Free Press, it's management, staff, advertisers, investors, neighbors, friends......"
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 21, 2005, 06:37 PM NHFT
 ::) :P
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 22, 2005, 08:54 AM NHFT
The Internet vs. the State
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/garris3.html

I couldn't agree more with the guy. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 26, 2005, 07:49 PM NHFT
Murdoch predicts gloomy future for press
http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=3381
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 27, 2005, 11:33 AM NHFT
"A Friend of Shorty" has added a little commentary about Old movies and freedom.
http://keenefreepress.editme.com/FriendNov01  scroll down to the end of the first story.  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 27, 2005, 01:47 PM NHFT
Heh, look at the google ad it brought up:



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Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 27, 2005, 01:52 PM NHFT
Fancy that!  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 27, 2005, 02:06 PM NHFT
We get paid for your clicks :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on November 27, 2005, 02:23 PM NHFT
We get paid for your clicks :)

Who's the we? You and Russel? Glad to be of service. I'll click on it more often if it helps.  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 27, 2005, 02:35 PM NHFT
Yes, Russell and I.  :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 27, 2005, 04:52 PM NHFT
It is agaist google's policies for us to solicit click-thrus on our ads.

But if they do a good job of matching your interests ..... then how can you resist.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 09, 2005, 04:48 PM NHFT
Net Censorship and Democracy's Fall
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1892730,00.asp
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: jgmaynard on December 14, 2005, 09:07 PM NHFT
We get paid for your clicks :)

I just signed up for advertising on KeeneFreePress :), but I'm paying by M impression. So click away - Heck, click on my links while you're there - I advertise using adbrite, who never said I couldn't solicit clicks :)

JM
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on December 14, 2005, 10:29 PM NHFT
I just signed up for advertising on KeeneFreePress :), but I'm paying by M impression.
JM

What is an M impression?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: jgmaynard on December 15, 2005, 02:24 AM NHFT
Per thousand impressions........ You can bid for sites as an advertiser through Google by click or per 1,000 impressions.

JM
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 15, 2005, 07:49 AM NHFT
8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on December 15, 2005, 11:47 PM NHFT
I added a new article titled: A Coalition of the Willing

http://keenefreepress.editme.com/FriendNov01

Scroll down to find it.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 10, 2006, 07:31 AM NHFT
http://www.slate.com/id/2133847/?nav=tap3
Extra! Extra!
The future of newspapers.
By Michael Kinsley
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 31, 2006, 01:48 PM NHFT
We're getting really close to print the first edition of the Keene Free Press.  I would need articles by February 12th.  We could use more articles.  Want to right something about gun rights in NH?  Eminent domain?  Secession?  It'll be boring if I'm writing most of it. 

The first edition should be 8 pages, 1000 copies, which we will give away around Keene.  This is getting so exciting!  :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on January 31, 2006, 02:05 PM NHFT
Churches always argue that the power to tax is the power to destroy, but in reality it's the power to withold taxation that gives the greatest control. Don't do what we say, and we'll send you a tax bill.


Isn't tithing a form of taxation?

NO It's completely volentary. Typically 80% of the population of a church doesn't tithe. 10% tithe 10% and the other 10% make up the other 90% of the funds.

Don't be ragging on churches. The fair thing to do is abolish property taxes for everybody else. Not force them to start paying too.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 31, 2006, 02:09 PM NHFT
Really, we need articles!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on January 31, 2006, 02:12 PM NHFT
NO It's completely volentary. Typically 80% of the population of a church doesn't tithe. 10% tithe 10% and the other 10% make up the other 90% of the funds.

Don't be ragging on churches. The fair thing to do is abolish property taxes for everybody else. Not force them to start paying too.

Tracy
some churches say that you can't get to heaven unless you are a full tithe payer.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on January 31, 2006, 02:26 PM NHFT
None that I've ever been in.

And I've been around the block. Was in Assembly of God for the first 7 years of my life. Free Methodist for a year. Then I was in a Lutheran church from 3rd grade till high school graduation. I'm currently attending a Southern Baptist denomination now.  On top of that my dad was a Gidean, which meant that we frequently visited other churches for him to give his messages.

But even the Catholic church that at one time promoted the unbiblical notion of endulgences. That's still a belief that a person volentarily chooses to follow of their own free will.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 31, 2006, 02:30 PM NHFT
...trying desperately to get back on topic.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on January 31, 2006, 03:17 PM NHFT
Don't be ragging on churches. The fair thing to do is abolish property taxes for everybody else. Not force them to start paying too.
Tracy

To get this thread back on topic.  I think a little property taxes for everyone would be good.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 31, 2006, 03:23 PM NHFT
Want to write an article about it?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 31, 2006, 04:00 PM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: cathleeninnh on January 31, 2006, 04:09 PM NHFT
I haven't followed this thread, so slap me if this has already been brought up. I know trying to get people to write is difficult, but good articles are easy to come by. Would it be easier to get permission to reprint the ones we come across than to get original articles?

Cathleen
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 31, 2006, 04:14 PM NHFT
I was hoping to get NH specific stuff, but Russell wanted to get permission to do reprints.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: cathleeninnh on January 31, 2006, 04:18 PM NHFT
Yeah, now I remember why I didn't follow closely. You really wanted a local paper. Never Mind.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 31, 2006, 04:19 PM NHFT
Well, we're planning on doing statewide issues too.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 31, 2006, 05:24 PM NHFT
Yeah, now I remember why I didn't follow closely. You really wanted a local paper. Never Mind.

Cathleen
Are you somehow disappointed that our paper is local? We have to fill that niche so we are not crushed so easily by the huge internet content providers.

Maybe after a while, someone can make a paper for Derry with our viewpoints. Maybe you could. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 31, 2006, 05:45 PM NHFT
We are planning our first print edition for late February (5,000 copies). It will be a tabloid style newspaper (about 10x12) with 8 pages printed twice a month. The paper will be free and will be distributed to grocery stores, convenience stores, other retail businesses, advertisers, freedom meetings :) and some directly to residents. It will be about 50% content and 50% advertising and will remain that way. We hope to expand to 16 pages soon.

We will be accepting letters to the editor about any subject that would interest a Keene resident. The publication will be filled mostly with freedom oriented articles, but we will publish opposing arguments (from schoolies etc.) liberally. We will also cover lighthearted subjects and Caleb's religious ramblings. ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: cathleeninnh on January 31, 2006, 05:59 PM NHFT
I see nothing wrong with a local paper. I wish you all the luck in the world. It is a bigger undertaking than I could manage.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 31, 2006, 08:19 PM NHFT
It is very much fun. We will be shaking the trees and seeing what falls.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 31, 2006, 08:43 PM NHFT
I sent an article!  Com'on, If I can do it, the rest of you can!  I used up all of my commas, though!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on February 01, 2006, 02:16 AM NHFT
Don't be ragging on churches. The fair thing to do is abolish property taxes for everybody else. Not force them to start paying too.
Tracy

To get this thread back on topic.  I think a little property taxes for everyone would be good.

Relative to where you are currently in NH yeah. Relative to not having any property taxes? No Property taxes are not good.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 01, 2006, 03:23 AM NHFT
I sent an article!  Com'on, If I can do it, the rest of you can!  I used up all of my commas, though!
Thank you Lloyd. We won't mind them being spread out though. :)
We are getting plenty of good articles, so thanks everybody. It will be fun to see the variety of subjects that get covered.

Don't forget that your ads are welcome at the Keene Free Press.
.3 oz. Silver (or $3.00) per square inch.

That is half the price of the Keene Sentinel. (1/5 the price of the UL)
Of course our circulation is half also. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: dawn on February 01, 2006, 03:52 PM NHFT
We are planning our first print edition for late February (5,000 copies).

We will be accepting letters to the editor about any subject that would interest a Keene resident.

This is so exciting!

From a selfish standpoint, I was hoping/thinking this would be more of a Cheshire County paper, not just Keene.

I would be happy to help with this. I'm pretty good at editing if you could use another pair of eyes to look things over before going to press.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 01, 2006, 04:32 PM NHFT
I will run articles by you Dawn, that will be helpful.

This is the same paper we have been doing, we have no intention of ignoring your area. :) In fact people will be wondering why we have so much Winchester news, but that is where we will have news coming from so......

We will be distributing all over the place. I was hoping you would help us distribute it in your area. Where do you think we should put them in Winchester?

I use the word "Keene" because it is simple for outsiders. Monadnock region is not as short and doesn't roll off the tongue.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 02, 2006, 08:10 AM NHFT
Let the games begin. Things are heating up as we prepare for our first printed edition. Here is a letter sent in from one of our friends in Winchester, NH.

Letter to the Editor: Susan Newell Feb. 2nd 2006
http://keenefreepress.editme.com/SusanNewell02022006

Just as a warning to some that might not be aware, we will be printing desenting opinions in our paper. A few days from now we could receive a rebuttle to Susan and will print it also.

We have heard some people who think that our publication should be a tightly crafted liberty paper. We are wanting to give voice to people who are not represented in the current local publications and add a dose of freedom news. So we will print almost anything and everything that comes into our email inboxes. I am very excited about the subjects that will be covered and the sympathetic and opposing reactions we will get.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: president on February 02, 2006, 10:13 AM NHFT
Letter to the Editor: Susan Newell Feb. 2nd 2006
http://keenefreepress.editme.com/SusanNewell02022006
Wow, susan is a partisan idiot.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 02, 2006, 11:08 AM NHFT
Letter to the Editor: Susan Newell Feb. 2nd 2006
http://keenefreepress.editme.com/SusanNewell02022006
Wow, susan is a partisan idiot.

You surprise me. While you're generally disagreeable, you usually display solid reading comprehension.  I've read Susan's letter twice, and I find no mention of political parties, only ideology.

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: president on February 02, 2006, 11:16 AM NHFT

par?ti?san
n.

   1. A fervent, sometimes militant supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 02, 2006, 11:57 AM NHFT

par?ti?san
n.

   1. A fervent, sometimes militant supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.

If we apply partisanship to ideas, then non-partisans are clueless idiots.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: sandm000 on February 02, 2006, 12:16 PM NHFT
idiot
pronunciation:'i-dE-&t
1 usually offensive : a person affected with idiocy
2 : a foolish or stupid person

idiocy
pronunciation: 'i-dE-&-sE
1 usually offensive : extreme mental retardation
2 : something notably stupid or foolish
(Hi-jacked from m-w.com)

I suppose you could call her a partisan, but not an idiot.  If she either wrote or dictated the letter she isn't likely to be an idiot.

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on February 02, 2006, 12:45 PM NHFT
Right.

Prez... people usually do get pissed at you but I usually see that you are pointing out things  and facts and sites... I think you are wrong this time. Sandman has it right.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 02, 2006, 01:19 PM NHFT
Our date for distribution is Thursday, February 23rd. :icon_motor:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: joeyforpresident on February 03, 2006, 09:41 PM NHFT

The Keene Free Press idea is a great one.

Just make sure someone has an AP Style Book handy.

And you'll probably want to get in as much local coverage as possible, and that includes sports - keep the paper (if this is the goal) independent and make it priority No. 1 to keep those in power accountable, but also put the Keene sports scores in and stuff.

If I can make it to NH for at least two weeks, I would love to help you guys out.

I started an online news blog: www.elliscountyobserver.com - and it's becoming extremely popular, especially since I'm no longer writing for the county's only indy paper.



But you guys keep up the good work. Make sure there's someone who can handle photography duties! Photos sell more than anything!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 04, 2006, 02:15 AM NHFT

The Keene Free Press idea is a great one.

Just make sure someone has an AP Style Book handy.

Please don't. Following the AP Style Book produces horribly convoluted leads and attributions.

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 04, 2006, 04:39 AM NHFT
You needn't have worried.

We're not doing sports, either.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2006, 07:51 AM NHFT
We are not following all the rules .... we are breaking them.
We cannot fill an empty niche if we just mimic the old line newspapers. The Keene Sentinel have been around for 200 years or so, we have to do things differently.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2006, 08:05 AM NHFT
The glaring weakness with our competition is that they don't cover news that makes the government look bad and the news they do cover has a socialist slant. We are completely different and that gives us an opening that they will never fill because they have a pro-big-government bias.

The other thing we have going for us is that newspapers are being crushed by the internet in general and big content providers specifically. The ways we can avoid their fate is to be nimble free and online and very local in our coverage to stay under the radar of yahoo, google etc.

We might cover sports, but for local sports the old paper is pretty good and we have no room in our print publication. We might have some sports stuff online.

They are going to accuse us of not having any "journalistic integrity" and that we are not doing things by the book. Let them. Normal people are going to get their voices heard and we will cover subjects they just won't touch.

My focus will not be keeping people accountable. It will be destroying the evil power structures that are enslaving us. The first thing to accomplish is NH secession. That is a big job, but it will be worth it.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2006, 02:27 PM NHFT
Keene Ice and Snow festival today ...... some pictures on the Keene Free Press website.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 04, 2006, 04:18 PM NHFT
Keene Ice and Snow festival today ...... some pictures on the Keene Free Press website.

Looks like a "BYOSnow" event.

No snow porcupine entry?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 04, 2006, 06:45 PM NHFT
Interesting.  Cynthia Georgina and Tim Robertson were talking about the Keene Free Press on WKBK this morning.  They couldn't have been saying anything nice.   >:D  We only found out because someone contacted us with maybe wanting to advertise with us, and said we could distribute papers at their business.  Thanks for the promo, Tim!!   :toothy4:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2006, 07:26 PM NHFT
Looks like a "BYOSnow" event.
No snow porcupine entry?
Maybe next year.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on February 06, 2006, 01:25 AM NHFT
Quote
The first thing to accomplish is NH secession. That is a big job, but it will be worth it.

So the paper while have a primery focus of showing how the federal government is evil so people will want to secede? Or, what other avenues of promoting secession do you have?

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 06, 2006, 07:58 AM NHFT
Sons of Liberty
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 15, 2006, 03:02 AM NHFT
Just as an update ...... we are finding places to distribute our free papers. There is a list on the website.
We are collecting a little advertising, which is promising.
I have had great conversations with shopowners and patrons about the paper, when I go around. I am learning many derogatory names invented for our competition. :)
I can't wait to hand out the first issue.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 17, 2006, 06:43 AM NHFT
Woohoo!!  The first paper is sent off to the printer!   :blob1: :blob5: :blob9: :icon_compress: :flower: :walk: :sunny: :wav:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on February 18, 2006, 01:05 AM NHFT
This is an idea that should spread across the state.

How many pages is your first issue?  Page size?
How many locations do you have for distribution?
What was the cost of the print job?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 18, 2006, 04:21 AM NHFT
8 pages, 11 x 14, 5000 copies.
Russell's got a ton of places for distribution lined up.  People outside Keene seem real excited about the idea.  http://keenefreepress.editme.com/Available
Cost was $450, which should come down quite a bit.  Between ads and donations, we're paying about $150 out of our own pockets for this issue.  Two people in the area heard about it, contacted Russell and bought ads.  The other ads + the donations were from freestaters.

Oh and we have 500 bumper stickers now :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2006, 06:32 AM NHFT
We are definitely thinking that we could start up other ones across the state. We could pay people to distribute, report, and or sell ads. But that will have to be after we get up and rolling with this one first. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2006, 06:33 AM NHFT
How many pages is your first issue?  Page size?
How many locations do you have for distribution?
What was the cost of the print job?
That is why we invented this thing called a website. You should check it out.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Caleb on February 18, 2006, 08:16 AM NHFT
It bears saying that there is a pdf version on the Keene Free Press website.  No one has to wait 'til the 23rd to see it, they can see it now.  3 cheers for Kat!  It looks great

Caleb
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat McCotter on February 18, 2006, 08:54 AM NHFT
I just googled "keene taxi deregulation" to get more info on this and the first link was the Keene Free Press!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 18, 2006, 09:04 AM NHFT
Thanks, Caleb. :)  Russell's doing all the hard work though. 

He just finished his radio interview with Al Kulas.  It went great!  It even pissed off Tim Roberson.  I'm waiting to see if he's going to say anything about the paper on his show, which is next.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 18, 2006, 11:31 AM NHFT
It bears saying that there is a pdf version on the Keene Free Press website.

I can see the ads just fine, but the body is greeked up. At least to me.

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: TackleTheWorld on February 18, 2006, 12:11 PM NHFT
Nice work!

3 more cheers for Kat and Russell.

 :hello: :hello: :hello:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 18, 2006, 12:21 PM NHFT
Thanks, Lauren :)

Geeked up how, Kevin?  I could send you the .doc version, if you like.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 18, 2006, 01:22 PM NHFT
Thanks, Lauren :)

Geeked up how, Kevin?  I could send you the .doc version, if you like.

"Greeked" up. It's a publishing term.  ;)

Here's a clip of what I see. Note that I can read the ads just fine.



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Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 18, 2006, 01:30 PM NHFT
It bears saying that there is a pdf version on the Keene Free Press website.

I can see the ads just fine, but the body is greeked up. At least to me.

Kevin

same here
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 18, 2006, 01:57 PM NHFT
Can you guys read this one?

http://soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp_first_issue.pdf
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2006, 01:57 PM NHFT
I see it fine in "xpdf" but not in "Gnome Ghostview".
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 18, 2006, 02:14 PM NHFT
Can you guys read this one?

http://soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp_first_issue.pdf
After taking forever to load, it came up unreadable, with a dialog box: ' There was an error processing a page.  Bad font object or discriptor object.'
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 18, 2006, 02:45 PM NHFT
Bummer.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on February 18, 2006, 03:45 PM NHFT
Bummer.

It took a while to load but looks amazing.  I didn't know the KFP would be color.  Good work.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 18, 2006, 04:02 PM NHFT
Bummer.

s'OK I'm sure someone, probably from your house, will mail me one ;D

When you distribute them, don't forget Cha's, on Rte. 10 at the Mass. line.  Lots of folks go ther for butts and booze.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2006, 04:15 PM NHFT
I had forgotten about them.

Our paper is black only, but why hold back on the website?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on February 18, 2006, 04:33 PM NHFT
Bummer.

s'OK I'm sure someone, probably from your house, will mail me one ;D

When you distribute them, don't forget Cha's, on Rte. 10 at the Mass. line.  Lots of folks go ther for butts and booze.

It works fine.  Just try it again.  If it does not work, tell me and I'll email you a copy.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 18, 2006, 04:58 PM NHFT
I made it in color, but it's printed in black and white.

I'd be happy to mail you copies, Lloyd!!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2006, 05:30 PM NHFT
All others pay.......we are evil anarcho-capitalist pigs.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on February 18, 2006, 05:56 PM NHFT
I made it in color, but it's printed in black and white.

I'd be happy to mail you copies, Lloyd!!

I'll email him a copy before you can send him one  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 18, 2006, 06:21 PM NHFT
Can you guys read this one?

http://soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp_first_issue.pdf

Thanks, I can see that one just fine!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on February 18, 2006, 09:44 PM NHFT
I made it in color, but it's printed in black and white.

I'd be happy to mail you copies, Lloyd!!

OK, I emailed it to Lloyd and it did not work because his computer sucks.  Go ahead and mail it to Lloyd, if Russell lets you  :P
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on February 19, 2006, 01:08 AM NHFT
I can read it fine in Adobe' Acrobat.

TRacy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on February 19, 2006, 01:20 AM NHFT
This could actually turn into a very profitable business for you!

I know around here lots of Fast food resteraunts and other places let you put free magainzes on the racks or shelves in the entryway.

If you can get a large enough readership, your advertisers could possibly pay for the entirety of the printing costs!

Plus bring about social change.

That's the difference between socialists and us. We'll win, because we don't have a problem w/ being greedy and making a profit on our ideas.

Good job Russle. Soon you could branch out and hier distributers to put out magazines in other cities.  You could have Dover Free Press to root out police corruption there, and Merimack free press, etc. And they could all be profitable ventures. And Russle and Kat could be sitting up their racking in the dow. (Hopefully using it to fund other anti-government campaigns.)

Tracy

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on February 19, 2006, 01:30 AM NHFT
If you can get a large enough readership, your advertisers could possibly pay for the entirety of the printing costs!

Hopefully more than that; otherwise, they won't make any money.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on February 19, 2006, 03:06 AM NHFT
Very nice work guys.  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dave Ridley on February 19, 2006, 05:19 AM NHFT
me called free talk live yesterday to announce this first printing
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 19, 2006, 06:16 AM NHFT
Thanks, Dada!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 19, 2006, 09:40 AM NHFT
http://soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp022306.doc

This this Lloyd.  I will still mail you one, though.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 19, 2006, 10:10 AM NHFT
We can probably hand out a pile at John's on the 26th ..... if that is happening.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dave Ridley on February 19, 2006, 02:15 PM NHFT
I called the Fed bureaucrat Northeast spokesman for the labor department today and told him i was with the Keene free press.  Told him I wanted to know how much tax money he used going after alex ray, the manchester businessman/charity founder fined for letting his business students work at a job before 7 a.m. 
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 19, 2006, 02:50 PM NHFT
cool ..... and what is he doing with the punishment? :(
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Recumbent ReCycler on February 19, 2006, 04:48 PM NHFT
That's the first time my writing has made the front page of a paper!  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 05:21 AM NHFT
Can everyone read this one OK?

http://soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp022306.jpg

It's just the first page.  But if there are no problems, I'll use this as the format to display the paper online.

(Note:  if it's too tiny, your browser is probably fitting it to the screen.  Just blow it up.)

Thanks!
Kat
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 08:03 AM NHFT
I think having the secession article and nothing about the Madnadnock on the front page will result in a negative introduction to this publication.
I believe some major point as to reaching the average Madnadnock citizen who is tired of government growth and increasing taxes, and doesn't give a shit about Boston,  has been missed here.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 08:05 AM NHFT
...and what happened to the idea of starting several articles on the front page and continuing them inside?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 08:10 AM NHFT
Two articles start on the front page.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 08:21 AM NHFT
'scuse me
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 08:27 AM NHFT
Well damn, guess I did everything wrong and we should just quit.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 10:53 AM NHFT
If the idea is to get average citizens who hate taxes and the growth of government local and national to pick it up, read it, see articles that effect them and say: " Damn, they got that right! Why are most of my property going to the schools and my kid is an idiot", or, "Why the Hell haven't they sold that damn school building?", or, "what the Hell happens to those warrany articles after they are submitted?"
"I think I'll write these guys!"

Then the front page lacks subtly. 

It will attract the dozen people in Madnadnock county who know what secession means, and, some who give two shits about Boston

I don't know what is inside, I'm only going by the front page.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 20, 2006, 12:32 PM NHFT
 :grouphug:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 12:40 PM NHFT
Well, your article is on the inside, Lloyd, so I hope you don't object to that one.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 01:02 PM NHFT
I wouldn't have objected to the two on the front, if, they had been on the inside.  I just think something less radical and with local appeal on the front would incourage the people you want to read it to pick it up.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 01:11 PM NHFT
What was radical about the front?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 01:23 PM NHFT
SECESSION?

Even running the article with the title: "Feds Surrender Building To NH Activists" would have been an improvement, although, sticking to local issues, at least in the first edition, would have been best.

Again, only if your intent was to get people to read it.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 01:28 PM NHFT
But Paul Ingbretson told me to put something contraversial on the front page to get people to pick it up.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 01:41 PM NHFT
I meant to add that some people might pick it up because of the WTF! factor.  Many who know what the word means will dismiss the publication as radical and/or sophmoric and not pick it up. Some not familiar might just say "Secession? What the hell does that mean?, oh! throwing snowballs!"  and take it home out of curiosity.

It is what it is.

You got it out.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: frisco on February 20, 2006, 02:14 PM NHFT
Congrats on getting out your first print issue,  Kat and Russell!  The last PDF version you posted seems to have fonts embedded, 'cause it displayed fine for me.

I do think you should take Lloyd's words to heart for the future, unless you are only targetting the hardened activist.  Of course, that's just my opinion, and I've never been in the news business.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 02:17 PM NHFT
We're getting lots of people contacting us, excited about the paper, and we haven't even got the first one out yet.  Supposed to get it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Caleb on February 20, 2006, 02:19 PM NHFT
I'm very excited, but I wish we could just stick to boring topics like the Sentinel.  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 20, 2006, 02:21 PM NHFT
I think that people in our area know what the word secession means ..... and some like the idea. I have heard no bad comments from locals yet ..... but maybe I won't.
We are going to be passing them out a day or 2 early. :icon_motor:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 20, 2006, 02:25 PM NHFT
Lloyd has a point, even if he's a little harsh with his delivery. You do need controversy, but you also need local interest for a local paper. You can print stuff that makes people bitch about the federal government, but they're more likely to get involved and do something at the local level.

News, especially local news, doesn't always cooperate with the publishing schedule. But I know there are some issues in Keene that are worth touching on, like off-street parking, the school building that hasn't been sold, under-21 drinking (it's a college town!), etc.

Good job, and good luck with it. I'm glad to see the low cost of printing, too. That's very doable for lots of locations.

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 02:26 PM NHFT
After this first issue, we'll get more local people writing in about local stuff.  We're already starting to get these stories in.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on February 20, 2006, 04:30 PM NHFT
I really like it, good job, this is the first try . I am sure it will only get better with experiance.

I am sure Lloyd is just being helpful in his own lovable way.

Maybe all that Snow shoveling has made him extra cranky.  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 20, 2006, 04:52 PM NHFT
We keep getting calls and emails ..... mostly from people that heard us on the radio and then went to the website.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 04:55 PM NHFT
I really like it, good job, this is the first try . I am sure it will only get better with experiance.

I am sure Lloyd is just being helpful in his own lovable way.

Maybe all that Snow shoveling has made him extra cranky.  ;D

Why do you always have to drag snow into the conversation?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 04:56 PM NHFT
Even people who read the <whisper> secession </whisper> story.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 20, 2006, 04:59 PM NHFT
Locals also spend time talking about big issues outside of our area.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on February 20, 2006, 05:01 PM NHFT
I really like it, good job, this is the first try . I am sure it will only get better with experiance.

I am sure Lloyd is just being helpful in his own lovable way.

Maybe all that Snow shoveling has made him extra cranky.  ;D

Why do you always have to drag snow into the conversation?


Hey I am just trying to fit in with you sick Snow Freaks.  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 05:04 PM NHFT
SNOW!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 05:08 PM NHFT
Locals also spend time talking about big issues outside of our area.

I doubt they are talking about secession or Boston's opinion about NH gun laws.

Emails about your radio stint have nothing to do with the acceptance of the hard copy by people who just run into it.
What is important about that is how many make it to the kitchen table verses how many go in the trashcan.
That being said, let me know if you want help distributing them.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: davemincin on February 20, 2006, 05:22 PM NHFT
Great job guys...Thinking your effort was super for your first shot.

Just a thought?  Being it is the Keene Free Press, perhaps more about
the local scene?  Perhaps a writer who deals only with Keene freedom,
or lack of issues?  What's up with city council, the school BoD?

 Perhaps Maynard might be interested in something
like that.  He is local, a writer, and well hey??
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2006, 05:33 PM NHFT
What a novel fucking idea.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on February 20, 2006, 05:41 PM NHFT
Yikes !!

You know how upset I get a bad words.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 05:53 PM NHFT
What a novel fucking idea.
;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 07:05 PM NHFT
Leave it to Scott, the Emily Latilla of Petersboro, to get into the conversation late and get it wrong! ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on February 20, 2006, 09:47 PM NHFT
Who's fucking novels? ::)  Watch out for paper cuts...heh heh


Hey that could lead to a good book title for some one=

             Paper Cut Penis
      My Life as a Porn reviewer
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2006, 10:58 PM NHFT
Nevermind!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 21, 2006, 07:14 AM NHFT
Should the New York Times stop running so much national and international news? They should have enough to write about in NY.
When you start up your own paper Mincin, you can cover your Dover issues and teach us a lesson. Actually I think I am putting Mincin on "ignore". It will be easier for all involved.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on February 21, 2006, 10:46 AM NHFT
Should the New York Times stop running so much national and international news?

Since the New York Times pretends to be a national liberal mag, I think their is a little bit of a difference.  Does the Keene Free Press run TV ads in FL and CA that talk about the it?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on February 21, 2006, 12:00 PM NHFT
I really like it, good job, this is the first try . I am sure it will only get better with experiance.

I am sure Lloyd is just being helpful in his own lovable way.

Maybe all that Snow shoveling has made him extra cranky.  ;D

Well, I liked the paper. I do think Loyde as a point. But dude -- this is the first issue. You'll have more local stories of governmente abuse and socialism horors now as the locals start reading it and start writing in.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 21, 2006, 01:16 PM NHFT
Yea FTLive talks about us. :)

Actually we should swap advertising since hopefully both of us will be all over NH sometime soon. 8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 21, 2006, 05:54 PM NHFT
We got our shipment today and started handing out our paper this afternoon. It was loads of fun. People seem to like it and are eager to pick it up.
Noone has asked what "secession" means or has been shocked by our articles. However we have had many people specifically say that they like the different perspective and have commented positively about some articles.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dave Ridley on February 21, 2006, 06:18 PM NHFT
Uh I don't see anything wrong with constructive criticism.  Troll type criticism from people doing nothing, or angry reaction to constructive criticism...  both of those are bad.   I don't think we can put lloyd or Dave Mincin in any of the above categories based on what they've said on this thread.  When I go out and make something happen you are both welcome to tell me how to do it better next time.

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on February 21, 2006, 06:25 PM NHFT
We got our shipment today and started handing out our paper this afternoon. It was loads of fun. People seem to like it and are eager to pick it up.
Noone has asked what "secession" means or has been shocked by our articles. However we have had many people specifically say that they like the different perspective and have commented positively about some articles.

Good job!

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat McCotter on February 21, 2006, 07:41 PM NHFT
We got our shipment today and started handing out our paper this afternoon. It was loads of fun. People seem to like it and are eager to pick it up.
Noone has asked what "secession" means or has been shocked by our articles. However we have had many people specifically say that they like the different perspective and have commented positively about some articles.

Russell or Kat,
I would like a copy to add to my newspaper collection.
Pat
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 21, 2006, 07:52 PM NHFT
We will be bringing them to Porcupine meetings.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Caleb on February 21, 2006, 09:11 PM NHFT
I would like to purchase a copy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on February 21, 2006, 11:27 PM NHFT
Uh I don't see anything wrong with constructive criticism.  Troll type criticism from people doing nothing, or angry reaction to constructive criticism...  both of those are bad.   I don't think we can put lloyd or Dave Mincin in any of the above categories based on what they've said on this thread.  When I go out and make something happen you are both welcome to tell me how to do it better next time.

I always do when I think you are wrong ;D  Like your recent idea to hold a protest because of child labor laws.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 22, 2006, 06:45 AM NHFT
I would like to purchase a copy

No sales to redheads.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat McCotter on February 22, 2006, 07:28 PM NHFT
I would like to purchase a copy

No sales to redheads.

Russell. You're going to have to answer to Gloria. :-X
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Caleb on February 22, 2006, 08:00 PM NHFT
Quote
No sales to redheads.

Fine, then, I'll just get my copy free at Athens like everybody else!  :P

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 22, 2006, 08:53 PM NHFT
Yea .... that is right by your house. You can straighten up the pile if it gets messy.
We have a few locations where we are right on the counter at kwiki marts. I met apoo and his son today. They were happy to get their copy.
Some guys in suits and and reflective sunglasses were asking who this "Caleb Johnson character" was.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: dawn on February 23, 2006, 05:55 PM NHFT
Have papers been distributed to all the places listed already? Have you received much email from the paper getting out into people's hands? I'm so curious - tell me everything!!!! :))
Dawn
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 23, 2006, 05:59 PM NHFT
I have been checking in with people to see if the papers are getting picked up etc.
I had a good conversation with the man who owns Romy's Market... Joe Bendzinski. He is a city councilmen in Keene and a decent guy. He laughed that when people read our paper they call us Left wing or right wing. He couldn't quite figure out why. He seems to like the paper. :)

He was rolling today .... he is mad about the government .... I couldn't get a word in edgewise.

He mentioned that he wanted to start a revolution 10 years ago.
I agreed with him and started to say I want to do a non-violent one when he interjects.
Without me mentioning the FSP or anything he says, "Those Free State Project guys were supposed to come here and help us out........"
Me - "That is why I ....."
Joe - "We had my good friend .... the ex-governor (Benson) asking them to come here.....and what did they do? ..... they moved all over the state.... they are all spread out"
Me - "Yea-"
"Why can't they all move here so we can get some stuff done?"
Me - "That is another-"
"They should just come here and we can start something."

So there you have it. Joe likes our paper and what we want to accomplish. He thinks a revolution is long overdue and he wants Free Staters to move to Keene to help him start it.

......oh by the way ..... I think he is so angry and frustrated with the government is because he is trying to change it from the inside. They always win when you play their little games. :( Maybe we can free him from the chains holding him back. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 23, 2006, 06:04 PM NHFT
Have papers been distributed to all the places listed already? Have you received much email from the paper getting out into people's hands? I'm so curious - tell me everything!!!! :))
Dawn
Every place listed has gotten papers as of 4:30 yesterday. I have gotten a few emails, but nothing is rolling in.
In Winchester:
They had no room in Kulicks Market. :( But got it in the laundrymat and salon next door.
Got it right on the counter at the Sunoco in that lot. :) (Maybe you could refresh it ..... they should go quick there.) :)
Mr. Mikes said the corporate office said "no" ...... which is funny since I have it in 3-4 other ones in the area. :(
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 23, 2006, 06:10 PM NHFT
It took me about a day to get them out to all the outlying areas on Wednesday. But I had some great conversations.
The piles are slowly disappearing in the better places like Shaws, Hannafords and some convenience stores.
Tell me if you see any places that need our paper.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 23, 2006, 06:16 PM NHFT
Did you hit the super market/appliance store on the west side of RT. 10 in one of the Swanzeys?  I think it is next to a restaurant and gas station.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 23, 2006, 06:17 PM NHFT
Yes ..... they were very happy to have it. It should be on the list.
The smaller and locally owned places are our best distribution points so far.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 23, 2006, 06:40 PM NHFT
Theres a list?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 23, 2006, 06:41 PM NHFT
http://keenefreepress.editme.com/Available
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 23, 2006, 06:44 PM NHFT
The images are a nice touch :D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 23, 2006, 07:08 PM NHFT
It is amazing what you can do with this internet thingeeee.
It will be one of our weapons against our competition.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 02, 2006, 03:30 PM NHFT
One of our readers told me today we need more articles .... and more controversial ones. :fencing:
The people have spoken. We will see what we can do.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: dawn on March 03, 2006, 07:55 PM NHFT
I'm not sure about more controversial just for the sake of controversy, but certainly don't shy away from it. I think it would be great to have more local news - what's happening at the town/school meetings, etc. Not necessarily very exciting but it would be great to let more people know what is going on in town - if you don't attend meetings or go down and read the minutes (which most don't) then it's easy to be totally in the dark about how your town and school are being run and how they're spending your tax dollars.

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 03, 2006, 08:03 PM NHFT
Sure, if someone wants to go to the meetings and report on it.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 06, 2006, 07:07 AM NHFT
Issue #2 is off to the printer!  Thanks so much for everyone who's been helping out with articles, donations, etc.  Couldn't happen without you :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 06, 2006, 11:02 AM NHFT
In this issue will be:

DARE to rethink drugs! by Jim Davies
The Death of the First Amendment by Caleb Johnson
"To Provide for the Common Defense" by Caleb Johnson
20 Reasons to Question the Official Story of 9/11 from Scholars for 9/11 Truth
New Hampshire Freedom by Ed Naile
Why Go to War by Kira Dillon
World's smallest political quiz
Russmo cartoon
Keene Taxi Deregulation
Want to Influence your Future? by Dawn Lincoln

If you wish to read this issue online, here are several options:

PDF
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006.pdf

DOC
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006.doc

JPG 
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006_0001.jpg
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006_0002.jpg
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006_0003.jpg
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006_0004.jpg
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006_0005.jpg
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006_0006.jpg
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006_0007.jpg
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/kfp031006_0008.jpg

We're in the process of changing over the website to a new server.  When we're done in a couple days, you can also just read the articles at keenefreepress.com.

It appears the next issue will be going up to 12 pages, but maybe just for one issue.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on March 06, 2006, 05:48 PM NHFT
  ;D  8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on March 07, 2006, 12:17 AM NHFT
In this issue will be:

Looks great, Kat!

As you get the hang of layout, you'll want to cut the number of jumps if you can. Jump as few articles as possible, but when it's unavoidable, jump each article only once. Putting all the "jump tos" on one page is a good idea in a bigger paper, but this one is small enough that it's not hard to flip pages.

Y'all are doing a great job!

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 07, 2006, 03:16 AM NHFT
A secret to success is to keep at it.  Go KFP!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 07, 2006, 06:01 AM NHFT
So, when will this edition be available?

We should have this one back from the printer by Friday.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: dawn on March 13, 2006, 01:21 PM NHFT
It looks great! Good job on improving the quality of the pictures. I also love the new look of the website!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 13, 2006, 01:33 PM NHFT
8)

At one of my dropoffs .... the owner said that his customers liked the paper. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Atlas on March 13, 2006, 02:17 PM NHFT
It looks great! Good job on improving the quality of the pictures. I also love the new look of the website!
Yeah, I like the new website as well!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 14, 2006, 08:22 AM NHFT
One of our locals is wanting to write a piece on Eminent Domain and the Kelo decision.
He thought it would be fun for us to write some opposing views on the issue.
I will write a short one up. If anyone is interested in writing a letter to us, get it to us in the next couple days so it can go in the next print edition.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on March 15, 2006, 07:50 PM NHFT
Why do you have a socialist viewpoint.

Are we trying to be "fair and balanced?" Everybody knows what our viewpoints on things are. Right?

Just a question.

I like your paper. Especially the Drug article.

Perhaps in the future somebody could do some research and put together a collumn about how DARE actually encourages drug use.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 16, 2006, 12:09 AM NHFT
Yeah, I wondered what an opinion article by a socialist was doing in there.  I realize it was countered by your article attacking socialism that appeared next to it, but it doesn't seem to be a good idea to allow their propaganda in a pro-Liberty publiciation.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 16, 2006, 02:09 AM NHFT
Well here is what i'm discovering fast... if you're at all active in NH it's a good idea to grab 20 or 30 copies of KFP whenever you get a chance.  I've found lots of places even outside keene where it is helpful to leave copies of the paper.... state house, work, etc.  I'll be picking up a lot more copies from Kat and Russell in the future and getting them in front of people who need to see them. 
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 16, 2006, 04:28 AM NHFT
Why do you have a socialist viewpoint.

Are we trying to be "fair and balanced?" Everybody knows what our viewpoints on things are. Right?

Perhaps in the future somebody could do some research and put together a collumn about how DARE actually encourages drug use.

I think the socialist should be like our whipping boy  ;D

The kids at the college who'd been through the DARE program said the same about it...it encourages drug use.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 16, 2006, 09:34 AM NHFT
I think our paper can handle some views that are different than Kat's and mine.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on March 16, 2006, 09:36 AM NHFT
I agree... it is nice to hear another opinion.
We might learn something.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 16, 2006, 09:39 AM NHFT
I think our paper can handle some views that are different than Kat's and mine.

Shouldn't be hard to find.  Are you getting anything from those outside our group, pro or con?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 16, 2006, 09:42 AM NHFT
People mostly tell me they like the paper.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Happy Dude on March 16, 2006, 07:31 PM NHFT
I'm glad to have the (Keene Free Press) At my shop to pass out to folks that pass through here.

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 16, 2006, 07:38 PM NHFT
Thanks :)

Just made you a banner ad for keenefreepress.com.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Happy Dude on March 16, 2006, 07:40 PM NHFT
Thanks :)

Just made you a banner ad for keenefreepress.com.


Thank you very much Kat. ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 24, 2006, 06:02 PM NHFT
Can you all who were having trouble reading the pdf of the paper read this:

http://keenefreepress.com/keenefreepress032506.pdf
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 25, 2006, 01:39 AM NHFT
Reading the latest issue.. I think you guys should make an effort to have a photo or graphic amongst the articles on the front page.  I think graphics draw people in.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 25, 2006, 07:48 AM NHFT
Yea they are nice.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 26, 2006, 09:25 AM NHFT
Yup, we're handing em out of NHKatherine's table.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on March 26, 2006, 09:23 PM NHFT
People mostly tell me they like the paper.
I heard several people say that today when Kat was handing them out.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 27, 2006, 01:58 PM NHFT
So far the president's approval numbers are at 10% on the Keene Free Press website.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 27, 2006, 02:42 PM NHFT
As if the National Average doesn't make him look bad enough!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 29, 2006, 06:59 AM NHFT
Wow, the paper's really gathering steam.  We're getting so many people writing to us about it.  Last Christmas I picked up a book of poetry from a Keene writer.  Yesterday she contacted us about the paper, saying how she liked the alternative point of view, and offering her poetry for print :) 
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 29, 2006, 05:38 PM NHFT
Wow, the paper's really gathering steam. 

It's only been three issues.. I'm excited to see where you'll be in a year.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on March 29, 2006, 11:01 PM NHFT
I sent this email to Russell of the KFP and the NYCLP guy-

Quote
Similar papers in Keene, NH and NYC

I just wanted to make sure that you guys knew about each other.  I don't know if you can help each other, but maybe so.
 
http://www.keenefreepress.com
 
http://www.manhattanlp.org/SerfCity/

The NYCLP guy looked at the KFP and then sent me this link,

Quote
Very interesting. Thanks for the heads-up.

Regards,
Jim L.

So, the NYC LP knows about the KFP  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on March 30, 2006, 01:48 AM NHFT
Maybe KFP and the Manhattan publication could share information as a sort of Associated Liberty Press.
Has the KFP website been mentioned on FTL? Maybe you could work out a deal where you both mention each other once a week free of charge as a kind of advertising trade.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 30, 2006, 02:20 AM NHFT
Russell and I have discussed a trade, but for now that won't be happening as FTL has a much wider reach than the KFP, and therefore it would not be fair to our paying advertisers for us to give away precious airtime or webspace without getting an roughly equal (or better) exposure in return!  We don't mind giving more than we receive, but considering the other trades and paid deals we have, it's just not a good deal for us in this case.  We can only do so many trades.  Right now NHFree.com is my "charity" trade banner.

Think of it this way, a state LP recently approached me and asked for a banner trade.  I said, what if every state LP asked for that?

And yes, the KFP has been mentioned SEVERAL times on FTL.  As I said, I don't mind giving!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 30, 2006, 05:59 AM NHFT
Reading the latest issue.. I think you guys should make an effort to have a photo or graphic amongst the articles on the front page.  I think graphics draw people in.

agreed, and I still think the front page should have something local if possible.  Ron paul doesn't belong on the front page he's in tx.   Still think contributors should have some information about them ideally, especially their location, not just their name.

I feel a little uncomfortable offering advice since I'm not offering much work on the KFP's behalf, but I hope this is helpful and not construed as nagging.  I think what you are doing by publishing the paper is just awesome and I wouldn't make suggestions if I didn't think it was super important I wouldn't comment much. 
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 30, 2006, 08:34 AM NHFT
lets see.... wanting to list problems with our paper
...2 socialists ladies in Keene think our paper is too "libertarian" and we are naive
...1 guy in FL doesn't like it when we publish letters to the editor from a social democrat
Dada doesn't like Ron Paul articles
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 30, 2006, 08:36 AM NHFT
Yesterday I ran into 2 men at the super 8 reading our paper.
They thought it was "cool" and commented that "we don't have anything like this in Boston". I agreed with them and handed them our latest edition. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 30, 2006, 09:14 AM NHFT
Too libertarian?  Won't compute.......won't compute......won't compute.....
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 31, 2006, 11:20 AM NHFT
People are asking for the paper at shops and such, when they run out.

The Sentinel wants to talk to Russell about the paper  >:D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 31, 2006, 11:29 AM NHFT
Hey .... I have an idea. Maybe we could have some of our readers email the reporter about what the Keene Free Press is all about.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 31, 2006, 04:20 PM NHFT
The Sentinel wants to talk to Russell about the paper  >:D

How interesting.. do you think they will run a story on the competition??
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FrankChodorov on March 31, 2006, 04:24 PM NHFT
People are asking for the paper at shops and such, when they run out.

The Sentinel wants to talk to Russell about the paper  >:D

The Vermont Commons is distributed as an insert in the Vermont Guardian.

maybe you should approach the Manchester Union Leader?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 31, 2006, 05:34 PM NHFT
The Sentinel wants to talk to Russell about the paper  >:D

How interesting.. do you think they will run a story on the competition??
I guess so.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 31, 2006, 05:36 PM NHFT
A hit piece, would be my guess.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 31, 2006, 10:15 PM NHFT
As long as they spell the name of the paper right, all it will do is drive readers.  I hope they hit you hard, it will be the best thing that could happen to you this early on!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 01, 2006, 05:44 AM NHFT
A hit piece would make them look pretty pathetic.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 13, 2006, 02:34 PM NHFT
Bush not doing so well in our poll

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_poll&task=results&id=18
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on April 14, 2006, 02:43 AM NHFT
In this issue will be:
( . . . )
Keene Taxi Deregulation

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Keene+panel+returns+cab+regulation+plan+to+council&articleId=e2dbb374-e891-44d3-959d-e35a9308abb6

Keene panel returns cab regulation plan to council

By FAITH SAWYER
Special to New Hampshire Union Leader

Keene ? A proposal to deregulate city taxi fares has advanced through a city council committee and will return to the full council for a final vote.

The planning, licenses, and development board split, 2-1, after a lengthy discussion Wednesday over regulating the two taxi services. City officials, cab owners and the public appeared equally divided on the issue.

?How presumptuous we are to think we can run a cab company better than a cab company,? said City Councilor Joseph Benzinski, a local business owner.

The board conferred over a possible regulated rate increase to reflect an inflated oil price since its last update in 2001, but settled on voting directly on whether the base cab fare should be regulated at all.

Steve Lindsey, a proponent for regulation, said local cabs provide a public service to a silent population that often is sick, poor, or handicapped.

Siding with Lindsey was Joan Copley, owner of Ideal Taxi, who attended Wednesday?s meeting but did not speak publicly.

?I consider myself a community-minded businessman,? said Peter Allen, owner of Adventure Limousine, speaking for deregulation. ?We are aware of our customers.?

The regulation initially was installed as a protection against price gauging for popular events or times in the city. About 30 percent of New Hampshire towns regulate cab fares, according to City Clerk Patricia Little.

Cities that regulate taxi rates include Concord, Manchester and Portsmouth.

The full city council will vote on an ordinance that would deregulate cab service at its next meeting in two weeks, Benzinski said.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on April 14, 2006, 03:17 AM NHFT
The Sentinel wants to talk to Russell about the paper  >:D

How interesting.. do you think they will run a story on the competition??

I doubt they think it's truly competition yet.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 14, 2006, 06:22 AM NHFT
I don't think it is, or will ever be competition.  It's too different from the Sentinel.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 14, 2006, 03:14 PM NHFT
No comic page
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 15, 2006, 01:33 AM NHFT
I don't think it is, or will ever be competition.  It's too different from the Sentinel.

Well, if you're a newspaper and they are a newspaper, you're competition.  How many other regular papers are there in town?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on April 15, 2006, 03:16 AM NHFT
Well, if you're a newspaper and they are a newspaper, you're competition.  How many other regular papers are there in town?

Define "regular papers".

A free weekly and a subscription daily are not competitors. They can serve the same market simultaneously without costing each other readers.

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 15, 2006, 03:24 AM NHFT
This may be true, but media competes for consumers AND advertisers.

Advertisers will only spend so much on media, so the KFP is competing with the Sentinel for advertisers, as well as other local meda, like radio and tv.  So yes, they are competitors.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 15, 2006, 03:28 AM NHFT
In fact, those interested in selling ads in the KFP should consider approaching the Sentinel's advertisers.  Reason?  They have already *bought* local media.  These are prequalified prospects, now you just have to show them why the KFP is a better deal.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 20, 2006, 09:27 AM NHFT
The news feeds are up and running. The "RSS 2.0" and the "Atom" ones seem to work fine for me on my yahoo.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Atlas on April 21, 2006, 01:50 PM NHFT
Has anyone noticed any public attitudes changing because the KFP? It would be great to hear that Keene is changing in a more libertarian direction as opposed to the current liberal atmosphere. I wonder if the state college would allow copies of the KFP to be dropped off. Is there a libertarian group at KSC?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 21, 2006, 01:52 PM NHFT
I don't know about that.  It's more likely that people who feel the same way as we do will realize that they're not alone.

There used to be be a libertarian group at Keene State College, but think it's not happening now.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 21, 2006, 02:16 PM NHFT
It is helping people realize they are not alone.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 21, 2006, 02:42 PM NHFT
There used to be be a libertarian group at Keene State College, but think it's not happening now.

I don't see anything on their club listing...  :(
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 21, 2006, 02:43 PM NHFT
Most of the groups seem very left wing and only a couple worth dealing with.

....but somebody is picking up our papers. :icon_dance:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: president on April 21, 2006, 02:58 PM NHFT
....but somebody is picking up our papers.
>:D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: jgmaynard on April 21, 2006, 03:04 PM NHFT
There used to be be a libertarian group at Keene State College, but think it's not happening now.

Yeah, myself and Shelly Otterson used to run the Lib group at KSC, but I think it only lasted one semester after we left.

JM
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 21, 2006, 04:56 PM NHFT
Shame.  Good leaders are hard to find.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Atlas on April 28, 2006, 03:02 PM NHFT
Shame.  Good leaders are hard to find.
Good activists are hard to find.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Atlas on April 28, 2006, 03:03 PM NHFT
It is helping people realize they are not alone.
This is good news. I can't wait to see the progress six months from now.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on April 28, 2006, 04:55 PM NHFT
I was trying to find the link but there doesn't seem to be one on the web.

A girl in Hinsdale (Keene Metro Area), started a magazine and her H.S. wants to shut her down for 'swear words'.  Fuck!

Maybe the KFP can help her distribute.

It was in the 4/21 Keene Sentinel and the 4/23 Concord Monitor.

I will keep searching.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 28, 2006, 04:59 PM NHFT
Where do kids in Hinsdale go to HS?

Maybe we could promote her magazine.

Maybe we will have to start putting "covering the Keene Metro Area" on our paper. :) Hey ... freedom attracts people.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 28, 2006, 05:00 PM NHFT
Who would have thunk ... they have their own jailschool.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on May 02, 2006, 10:21 PM NHFT
I think kids in Hinsdale go to high school in Hinsdale.

Russell, I'm putting together another meeting for Cheshire County Libertarians on May 23, same place and time. I want to place an ad in KFP's upcoming issue. I'll send you the specifics ASAP. When is the deadline for purchasing an ad in the next issue?

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 03, 2006, 04:58 AM NHFT
You'd need to get it to me this morning to get in the May 10th issue.  The next issue after that will be May 25th, deadline May 15th.  I will put in an announcement on the calendar, even if I don't get your ad.  Any graphics you use should be at least 200 dpi.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 03, 2006, 01:28 PM NHFT
From the perspective of putting together a newspaper, press releases really ROCK!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on May 03, 2006, 02:51 PM NHFT
Well I guess there won't be an ad in the next issue, but I'll get one ready for the meeting after the 23rd.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 03, 2006, 03:09 PM NHFT
If you tell me what you want now, I can do it.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 06, 2006, 07:53 PM NHFT
Is Google running out of servers?!
http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=5254

I noticed it has taken Google a long time to figure out that we closed our old site and started a new one. They are just now catching up to yahoo etc. with our changeover.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 06, 2006, 08:30 PM NHFT
Don't Blame the Web When Newspapers Die
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1950729,00.asp

...part of the reason I thought we could print our own paper.
We need to keep working on the human face part of our paper. We need parties.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 14, 2006, 05:01 PM NHFT
Enjoying the latest version of the Keene Free Press... smuggled it across the river into VT. :icon_pirat:

The paper and the website are really starting to come along... good job guys... there is hope for freedom yet. 8)


Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 14, 2006, 06:55 PM NHFT
thanks!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 14, 2006, 07:01 PM NHFT
If you really agree or disagree with our paper write us something. You could also join the reader feedback page (for good or bad).
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 17, 2006, 07:48 PM NHFT
An idea that might get more traction here...

If we can distribute copies of the KFP issue dealing with the Senate Hypocrisy to:

DMV License Issueing points (or whatever the heck they call them) The DMV's are the weak link and I think that was borne out by Gatsas pandering to them. Also, like here in VT, this Real ID nonsense will probably lead to the centralization away from town level issueing to actual DMV's. I've watched the dismantling of the Towns power here as it is shifted to the state. I think we could stir up the localities about this outcome... local control needed to be kept.

Around the area of the most offending Senators homes.
I talked to a Libertarian that couldn't afford mass mailing to the whole town, so he targeted just the immediate  areas near the opponent. He created a strong impression that it was everywhere, and it caused the most pressure closest to the opponent. Really worked well.

How this is done could involve recruiting locals in the towns to help, they would be better recieved than outsiders. Or however and to whatever extent we are capable of pulling this off. I would volunteer to help do it. Heck I'd make sandwich boards to wear, or display ads to put at the store or whatever retail point we could use. We could do a limited mailing, whatever we can make happen.

We get pictures of us doing this and I think we could give others a positive outlet for the energy on this issue. It is our turn to show what can be accomplished with these alternative (to political) techniques.

We have a limited time to show results or chance lossing momentum. This scandal is the best present we will have for a while, let's use it to our best advantage. Everbody is waiting for some else to save us, ie. a big daddy politician, Libertarian Party, etc.

We have to save ourselves... and show others on our team that we can push back.

Anyway... just thought I'd throw you the idea. What will we do with this opportunity?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 17, 2006, 09:03 PM NHFT
I can't picture distributing our paper in Senators neighborhoods, but maybe we could do some of the other ideas.
I am most interested it letting people know what is going on, more so than influencing bureaucrats or politicians.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 17, 2006, 09:09 PM NHFT
 8)

This is a story that shouldn't go away any time soon otherwise evil prevails.

Perhaps people would pay to have copies to distribute as they see fit. I would do that.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 17, 2006, 09:11 PM NHFT
We have been sending them farther and farther out. :)
A nice older couple visited us yesterday about the paper ..... and they live near the seacoast.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 17, 2006, 09:16 PM NHFT
We have been sending them farther and farther out. :)
A nice older couple visited us yesterday about the paper ..... and they live near the seacoast.

I never fully appreciated what your paper could do...
But, I'm starting to see the possibilities, thanks for your efforts... both of you. 8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dave Ridley on May 17, 2006, 10:19 PM NHFT
How about just mailing copies of the new KFP edition to all the senators and exec councilors?  I can't do it myself anytime soon since I won't have copies for a while , so i will help by collecting and posting their addies here and in a second post:

First the senators:

01     John Gallus
292 Prospect Street
Berlin, NH  03570-2137    (H) (603) 752-1066
(O) None Specified
john.gallus@leg.state.nh.us

02    Carl Johnson
42 Dale Road
Meredith, NH  03253-6802    (H) (603) 279-6492
(O) None Specified
carljean@worldpath.net

03    Joseph Kenney
PO Box 201
Union, NH  03887-0201    (H) None Specified
(O) (603) 271-3073
joseph.kenney@leg.state.nh.us

04    Robert Boyce
22 Frohock Brook Road
Alton Bay, NH  03810-4314    (H) None Specified
(O) None Specified
robert.boyce@leg.state.nh.us

05    Peter Burling
20 Lang Road
Cornish, NH  03745-4209    (H) (603) 675-6255
(O) None Specified
peter.burling@leg.state.nh.us

06    Richard Green
15 Nola Avenue
Rochester, NH  03867-3316    (H) (603) 332-1567
(O) None Specified

07    Robert Flanders
P.O. Box 1
Antrim, NH  03440-0001    (H) (603) 588-2159
(O) (603) 271-2246
robert.flanders@leg.state.nh.us

08    Bob Odell
PO Box 23
Lempster, NH  03605-0023    (H) None Specified
(O) (603) 863-9797
rpojr@aol.com

09    Sheila Roberge
83 Olde Lantern Road
Bedford, NH  03110-4816    (H) (603) 472-8391
(O) None Specified
patrick.murphy@leg.state.nh.us

10    Thomas Eaton
27 Pheasant Hill Road
Keene, NH  03431-4339    (H) None Specified
(O) (603) 271-2111
thomas.eaton@leg.state.nh.us

11    Peter Bragdon
20 Park Street
Milford, NH  03055    (H) (603) 673-7135
(O) None Specified
SenatorBragdon@Verizon.net

12    David Gottesman
18 Indian Rock Road
Nashua, NH  03063-1308    (H) (603) 889-4442
(O) None Specified
david.gottesman@leg.state.nh.us

13    Joseph Foster
9 Keats Street
Nashua, NH  03062-2509    (H) (603) 891-0307
(O) None Specified
joseph.foster@leg.state.nh.us

14    Robert Clegg
39 Trigate Road
Hudson, NH  03051-5120    (H) (603) 880-6193
(O) None Specified
senclegg@aol.com

15    Sylvia Larsen
23 Kensington Road
Concord, NH  03301    (H) (603) 225-6130
(O) (603) 271-3076
sylvia.larsen@leg.state.nh.us


16     Theodore Gatsas
582 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH  03104-6052    (H) (603) 668-1233
(O) None Specified
ted.gatsas@leg.state.nh.us

17    John Barnes
PO Box 362
Raymond, NH  03077-3062    (H) (603) 895-9352
(O) None Specified
jack.barnes@leg.state.nh.us

18    Andr? Martel
237 Riverdale Avenue
Manchester, NH  03103-7301    (H) (603) 622-8411
(O) None Specified
andre.martel@leg.state.nh.us

19    Robert Letourneau
30 South Avenue
Derry, NH  03038    (H) (603) 434-1038
(O) None Specified

20    Lou D'Allesandro

332 St. James Avenue
Manchester, NH  03102-4950    (H) (603) 669-3494
(O) None Specified
dalas@leg.state.nh.us

21    Iris Estabrook
8 Burnham Avenue
Durham, NH  03824-3011    (H) (603) 868-5524
(O) None Specified
iris.estabrook@leg.state.nh.us

22    Charles Morse
18 Brook Hollow Drive
Salem, NH  03079-1866    (H) (603) 894-5459
(O) None Specified

23    Margaret Hassan
48 Court Street
Exeter, NH  03833-2728    (H) (603) 772-4187
(O) (603) 271-2118
maggie.hassan@leg.state.nh.us

24    Martha Fuller Clark
152 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH  03801-4306    (H) (603) 431-6626
(O) (603) 271-2708
martha.fullerclark@leg.state.nh.us

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dave Ridley on May 17, 2006, 10:23 PM NHFT
councilors:

Councilor Raymond S. Burton
Councilor Raymond Burton
338 River Road
Bath, New Hampshire 03740
Telephone:
Home Office: 603/747-3662
Business: 603/787-6941
Car: 603/481-0863
E-Mail:
rburton@gov.state.nh.us
Party Affiliation:
Republican


Councilor Peter J. Spaulding
Councilor Peter J. Spaulding
Biography
        Address:
386 Gage Hill Road
Hopkinton, New Hampshire 03229
Telephone:
Home Office: 603/746-2670
E-Mail:
pspaulding@gov.state.nh.us
Party Affiliation:
Republican



Councilor Ruth L. Griffin
Councilor Ruth L. Griffin
Biography
        Address:
479 Richards Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Telephone:
Home Office: 603/436-5272
E-Mail:
rgriffin@gov.state.nh.us

Party Affiliation:
Republican



Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek
Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek
Biography
        Address:
1060 Ray Street
Manchester, NH 03104-1620
Telephone:
Home Office: 603-624-1655
Office: 603-271-3632
E-Mail:
rwieczorek@gov.state.nh.us

Party Affiliation:
Republican



Councilor Debora Pignatelli
Address:
22 Appletree Green
Nashua, NH 03062
Telephone:
Home Office: 603-888-5245
E-Mail:
debora.pignatelli@nh.gov

Party Affiliation:
Democrat
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 17, 2006, 11:31 PM NHFT
Again I find myself giving karma to Dave... 8)

Darn Kat and Russell also... sometimes I take you guys for granted. But, that is a compliment... folks we can count on. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 25, 2006, 03:12 PM NHFT
Lookie what we got:

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Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 25, 2006, 03:32 PM NHFT
Very  8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 25, 2006, 03:37 PM NHFT
Wow!  Location?  How much did it cost?

The KFP is moving up and fast!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 25, 2006, 03:40 PM NHFT
Location at the moment is our living room  :P  About $100 each..we got 3.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat K on May 25, 2006, 04:46 PM NHFT
Very cool.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on May 25, 2006, 05:35 PM NHFT
Location at the moment is our living room  :P  About $100 each..we got 3.
Just think you can expense those on your taxes. ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 25, 2006, 06:05 PM NHFT
1st one went in front of Romy's c-store on Marlborough.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 25, 2006, 06:45 PM NHFT
Location at the moment is our living room  :P  About $100 each..we got 3.
Just think you can expense those on your taxes. ;)

Taxes?  What are those?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: TackleTheWorld on May 25, 2006, 07:12 PM NHFT
Holy Guacamole!

KFP has hit the big time now.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: dawn on May 25, 2006, 10:11 PM NHFT
Lookie what we got:
Wow! That's awesome!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting the clothing swap in there.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 27, 2006, 06:42 AM NHFT
I caught this punk working at Citgo on West St. in Keene throwing our papers away.  I called him up and asked his name...Jamon Robinson...and asked him to comment for the paper on freedom of expression in this country, and asked how he felt about having a diversity of opinions out there.  He wouldn't talk to me after that.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 27, 2006, 12:49 PM NHFT
I caught this punk working at Citgo on West St. in Keene throwing our papers away.  I called him up and asked his name...Jamon Robinson...and asked him to comment for the paper on freedom of expression in this country, and asked how he felt about having a diversity of opinions out there.  He wouldn't talk to me after that.

 >:( Probably a socialist.  Nice tactic with the phone call.  Perhaps it wouldn't be a bad idea to call his boss?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 27, 2006, 09:39 PM NHFT
Russell's already been talking to the bosses there.  We'd been wondering if they were being thrown away there, so  the other employees said they'd keep an eye out, seemed genuinely concerned.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on May 29, 2006, 09:22 PM NHFT
I saw the newsbox in front of Corner News. I hadn't read this thread at that point so I was pleasently surprised. I saw someone grab a paper out of it too, he was with his girlfriend, and he said something like "There's some good stuff in here" to her. He looked about college age too.
Keene Free Press is on the rise. Now that you're more visible, you might get more advertisers from outside the movement.

I think that a few apolitical articles might help put a more huggable human face on the paper.

What about a chart that shows the dollar's inflation against silver/gold in the last six months. Once you have charts, you know you'll be taken seriously  ;). Or have a running graphic that shows how many more New Hampshire citizens would have died so far this year if our crime rates were like Mass. That would cast a new light on the "A safer place to live" gun control slogan.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 30, 2006, 05:34 AM NHFT
Good ideas, Nick!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on May 30, 2006, 06:40 PM NHFT
How you say it, is equally important to what you say.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on May 30, 2006, 06:44 PM NHFT
How you say it, is equally important to what you say.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 30, 2006, 06:44 PM NHFT
Could we have some KFP's for distribution in the Manchester area, the Real ID shafting edition. Two birds with one stone ya know.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 30, 2006, 08:15 PM NHFT
Sure.  You're not going to yell at me when I actually try and give them to you, are you?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: d_goddard on May 30, 2006, 08:30 PM NHFT
What about a chart that shows the dollar's inflation against silver/gold in the last six months.
Or have a running graphic that shows how many more New Hampshire citizens would have died so far this year if our crime rates were like Mass.

Awesome ideas! You rock!!!

How about doing a few minutes of Google-research and forwarding the results to RussellKanning@KeeneFreePress.com ?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 30, 2006, 08:51 PM NHFT
Sure.  You're not going to yell at me when I actually try and give them to you, are you?

Don't bet on it! ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on May 30, 2006, 09:02 PM NHFT
Sure.  You're not going to yell at me when I actually try and give them to you, are you?

Don't bet on it! ;D

He's going to ask for them, then ship out with the merchant marine.  :P
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Caleb on May 30, 2006, 10:44 PM NHFT
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Once you have charts, you know you'll be taken seriously

Yeah!  The Ross Perot path.  Very cool!  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 01, 2006, 08:42 PM NHFT
Idea

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Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on June 01, 2006, 09:05 PM NHFT
That ROCKS.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 01, 2006, 09:15 PM NHFT
Oh wow!  That's gotta go in the paper.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on June 02, 2006, 03:02 AM NHFT
That is too cute.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 02, 2006, 03:17 AM NHFT
8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on June 03, 2006, 12:22 PM NHFT
Are you at all worried about the newsboxes being stolen/vandalized? It seemed like they were made from some pretty light plastic.

You know that you could probably locate some of the full sized metal newsboxes, ones that have been retired by other publications. You could probably sand down the exterior and repaint them very cheaply.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on June 03, 2006, 03:20 PM NHFT
Certainly something to be concerned with, especially with that guy getting caught tossing away all the KFPs he could get his hands on.

Though does vandalism of newspaper machines happen a lot in Keene?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on June 03, 2006, 04:53 PM NHFT
Not that I'm aware of Ian, it was just a concern that I had. It seems like most of the boxes are in visible areas, so maybe I'm just being paranoid.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 03, 2006, 07:17 PM NHFT
The Parent Express is in the exact same boxes.
Also the Hippo uses the same boxes and they are not chained to anything or cemented down.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 03, 2006, 07:20 PM NHFT
We barely have any graffiti in NH....much less vandalism.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: d_goddard on June 05, 2006, 01:34 PM NHFT
So, when is there going to be a KFP article about the Court Date and mysterious Dropping of Charges?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 05, 2006, 02:08 PM NHFT
Kat wrote up something small and hasn't put it up on the website.
It would be cool to have a few of the witnesses write up a paragraph or 2 and give their version of the story. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: d_goddard on June 05, 2006, 03:38 PM NHFT
Kat wrote up something small and hasn't put it up on the website.
It would be cool to have a few of the witnesses write up a paragraph or 2 and give their version of the story. :)
Yeah, but you two were the ones most affected. This is your story, no matter how you slice it!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on June 05, 2006, 03:49 PM NHFT
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This is your story, no matter how you slice it!

Potato forks don't slice.  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: citizen_142002 on June 05, 2006, 04:03 PM NHFT
Russ or Kat, did you guys end up bringing the papers up to Sullivan today? If not I'll be headed into Keene between 7:00 and 8:30.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 06, 2006, 05:12 PM NHFT
Yes I did.
Between 7 and 8 we will be at the pizza place. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 09, 2006, 08:32 PM NHFT
If you'd like to be notified whenever I upload a new .pdf of the Keene Free Press, just sign up for this announce list:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/keenefreepress/

It'll be an email twice a month.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 11, 2006, 09:31 AM NHFT
If you've got anything you want in the newspaper for PorcFest, please let me have it soon.  I'm sending it in early so that we can have a new edition out before we leave for camping.  We'll hand out lots of copies there, I'm sure.

Ads you want hordes of freestaters to see?  Letters?  Articles?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 17, 2006, 05:25 PM NHFT
http://nhindymedia.org/mod/comments/update/index.php
"I picked up copies of the Keene Free Press this week"
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Caleb on June 17, 2006, 05:34 PM NHFT
that link isn't working, Russell
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 17, 2006, 05:38 PM NHFT
http://nhindymedia.org/newswire/display/3495/index.php
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 17, 2006, 08:20 PM NHFT
mucho better
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 18, 2006, 07:12 PM NHFT
good letter to the editor:

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=172&Itemid=36
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: TackleTheWorld on June 18, 2006, 09:17 PM NHFT
whoa.
In what other state can you hear state reps criticizing police on behalf of the taxpayers?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: d_goddard on June 19, 2006, 09:15 AM NHFT
KFP-MA editions delivered to Boston Logan airport :)
We have 3 more trips to that same airport in the next 2 weeks.
Kat, if you've got a bunch more, I need to get some from you by Thursday....
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 19, 2006, 02:44 PM NHFT
If you are at porcfest wednesday you can get them or we might be moving Sandy Tuesday.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on June 19, 2006, 10:37 PM NHFT
I have come into posession of a few hundred copies of the KFP MA Edition, and will be making a few trips into the city to hand them out.  If anyone wants to meet up and distribute them with me, give me a PM.  It looks like I'll be going in the next few Sundays, Thursdays, and Tuesdays.  It'd be fun! We can go to Harvard Square and stand next to the Communist Party guy distributing his newspaper ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 20, 2006, 03:35 PM NHFT
Any poll ideas for the Keene Free Press?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 20, 2006, 03:40 PM NHFT
Poll:  What should the next poll be?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: d_goddard on June 20, 2006, 04:38 PM NHFT
Poll:  What should the next poll be?

Oh god no... please... not a meta-poll!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 20, 2006, 04:39 PM NHFT
Why not?  Would it be off-topic?   :P
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: AlanM on June 20, 2006, 10:28 PM NHFT
Poll: Should we have a poll on what the next poll will be?  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: d_goddard on June 21, 2006, 10:21 AM NHFT
Poll options:

1. stripper pole
2. barber pole
3. Polish pole
4. flag pole
5. fire pole
6. Wal-pole
7. totem pole
8. Hjacked Thread!!! Muuuahahahahaha!!!!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 02, 2006, 03:02 AM NHFT
Even dyed-in-the-wool democrats like our paper ..... well some of them. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: d_goddard on July 02, 2006, 09:16 AM NHFT
Even dyed-in-the-wool democrats like our paper ..... well some of them. :)

2 weeks ago the Democrats were having some big gear-up for their primary in Boston. There were zillions of 'em holding signs for various Dem gubernatorial hopefuls. I was interested and polite and would ask them what distinguishes candidate so-and-so from the others. Invariably, whoever was holding the sign would proudly announce that "Candidate so-and-so is more progressive than the others!"

I would invariably answer, "Wow! That's really something! Here, please, I think you should read this paper" and hand them a KFP-MA.

One guy, presumably a party muckety-muck, glanced at the paper and asked if I was from NH. I smiled and proudly said, "You bet!" He turned to the others and explained: "They don't pay anything for office holders up there, that's why they can't get good people."

Yes, the KFP-MA serves 2 important purposes:
1) tells Liberty-lovers to move North
2) tells "Progressives" to STAY WHERE THEY ARE!

I also gave copies to the Lions club, they are having a big shindig or something, and they were at the airport, welcoming Lions from all around the world. These nice elderly gentlemen were very interested in the paper and clearly will be talking amongst themselves about it for weeks (one gets the impression they are thankful for any new conversation topics)

This is way, WAY too much fun. Thank you yet again, Kat and Russ!!!

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 02, 2006, 10:28 AM NHFT
It is ..... now if we could only not give our government guys ANY money here in NH ..... then not only will we not be able to get good guys .... we can't get anyone! :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 02, 2006, 12:44 PM NHFT
 :laughing11:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 18, 2006, 08:55 AM NHFT
http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north467.html

The "good gray lady" was never particularly good, but these days, she is surely gray. Color photos on the front page came way too late. Like some aging hooker with pancake make-up, she walks the streets in hope but in vain.

Newspapers are dying. They are broadcast media and print media and push media in an era of narrowcasting, electronic communications, and interactive media.

Newspapers are aimed at people who like to hold newsprint in their hands. These people are dying off, or at least pinching pennies tightly because they failed to save for retirement. They are the people advertisers do not want to pay for.

The Times fares very well in Alexa ratings: around #50. But Alexa ratings are not the same as paid subscribers.

The Times is the "newspaper of record" because, way back in pre-Web days, it had a comprehensive annual index. Researchers are lazy. They want shortcuts. The Times annual hardback Index was the researcher's shortcut. The Index, coupled with microfilm, made the Times the agreed-upon secondary source.

Today, Google in seconds makes the Times Index an anachronism, i.e., something useful for accessing pre-Google stories.

The Times went to a free subscription format a couple of years ago. You must register to access its articles. Problem: the techies did not bother to make the system work. I find that I can access articles about 50% of the time. I sit there half the time, entering and re-entering my name and password. There is a box to click that tells the software to remember my name and password. It doesn't work.

If I were not so delighted that the Times is committing suicide in full public view, it would anger me. Instead, I rejoice. That bloated purveyor of Left wing Establishment opinion is not long for this world.

When the paper's management has not spotted this problem after more than a year, you know they are not going to be able to save the paper. The on-line "paper" is digital, and the techies are in charge. Techies beta-test nothing that they are not threatened with dismissal for not beta-testing.

Management should hire several part-time people to do nothing but test the subscription form several times a day. The techies are now visibly in charge. Nothing on-line is safe. Nothing that is supposed to work will work predictably unless the techies are monitored and hounded.

The new policy requires us to pay several dollars to retrieve an article more than a few days old. But why should we pay? Are the articles really that good? Are they so unique that other articles don't cover the same topic? Besides, someone, somewhere, has probably posted that article free of charge on his website or blogsite. The "fair use" doctrine, coupled with the impossibly high cost of suing a million tiny websites, one by one, has made copyright obsolete for journalism. Furthermore, other newspapers pay to reprint articles published in the Times, and these articles remain on-line for free.

The Times got used to the idea that a Times article was somehow definitive. That was true back in the days of microfilm and the Index. Today, the Times has no monopoly on reporting and no staying power in the footnotes. Decentralized technologies have undermined what used to be a monopoly based on research library access.

The Times gets to pay its gargantuan staff. The public then appropriates the fruits of this expenditure free of charge. This financial model is doomed.

Consider revenue from running classified ads. What does the Times offer that Craigslist doesn't? Craigslist is free.

There is no working financial model for modern newspapers. All of the papers are hemorrhaging money and readers. Some just lose money slower than others.

High school students do not read newspapers. Neither do most college students. A habit not picked up by age 20 is unlikely to be learned. My generation suffers from Picard's Syndrome: a psychosis that demands that you hold a bound printed book in your lap when reading. My children are as comfortable with a print-out as a bound book. They do not subscribe to newspapers.

Defenders of traditional journalism say, "Blogs can't replace newspapers. Bloggers just don't have the time or money to research stories." The argument is irrelevant if readers are not willing to buy products advertised in on-line newspapers that they refuse to pay money to subscribe to. The newspapers' staffers may console themselves with the mantra that the public just cannot do without them, but the downsizing is accelerating. They had better start blogs. They will need their own personal networks to find employment.

Decentralization is replacing the gatekeepers who have long controlled print media. Like law enforcement officers, reporters rely heavily on tipsters. Tipsters can get their jollies by sending their reports to a widely read website, blog, or portal site. They don't need the New York Times. Daniel Ellsberg needed the Times when he leaked the Pentagon papers a generation ago. He would not need the Times today.

In-depth articles will become less frequent. But how many people read in-depth articles? Not many. Most people read the headline, a subhead, and the first three paragraphs.

The gatekeepers thought they possessed permanent technological monopolies. Those monopolies are disappearing.

Competition for readers today centers on time and money. When electronic delivery is free, time becomes the premier currency. Most people read or view their dozen sites. Their habits are set. To get them to read yours, you must persuade them to drop someone else's.

Delivery is close to free. A marketing strategy must be cheap or word-of-mouth based. It is now very expensive to get readers to switch sites. The media giants are fading, and there will be no replacements. Narrowcasting and fragmentation are the wave of the future.

We are going back to communities ? not geographical but ideological, personal, cultural, and artistic. We are no longer interested in good, gray anything.

The Times is doomed. It's about time.

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 18, 2006, 12:01 PM NHFT
Good article.

KFP has a more successful model. The free papers in the big cities do very well.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 18, 2006, 12:16 PM NHFT
Yea .... I would much rather read the Hippo than the Union Leader or Boston Globe.
I used to read the LA Times every morning, but now it is all off the internet baby.
I would love it if all our readers went straight to the website ..... almost free.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 20, 2006, 09:50 AM NHFT
The July 25th issue of the Keene Free Press is now online. In this issue:

Letters from readers
Editorial: Immigration Control
Tilting at Windmills
Russmo Cartoon
Walmart
Lynch Spending
Liberal Immigration
Inflation Tax
Lessons from the Iraq War

http://keenefreepress.com/kfp072506.pdf
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 20, 2006, 09:02 PM NHFT
I like how many representitives admitted they wanted NH to be independent!  8)

(I can't imagine ANYONE saying anything of that sort in Florida.)

There weren't enough of them.  We need more!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on July 20, 2006, 10:41 PM NHFT
I can't read PDF's here on my breaks at work.

Is there a good cross-section of liberals and conservatives in the few that said they support NH independence?

Caleb. We need a blog on our NH Republic Site. I don't know anythin about setting thatup, but this would be a good thing to put into a news section or something.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on July 21, 2006, 02:48 AM NHFT
The July 25th issue of the Keene Free Press is now online. In this issue:

LOL at the photo on Page 1!

I wonder what Chester thought of John's shirt?  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on July 21, 2006, 04:06 AM NHFT
The July 25th issue of the Keene Free Press is now online. In this issue:

Letters from readers
Editorial: Immigration Control
Tilting at Windmills
Russmo Cartoon
Walmart
Lynch Spending
Liberal Immigration
Inflation Tax
Lessons from the Iraq War

http://keenefreepress.com/kfp072506.pdf

Wow.

There actually are a few.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on July 21, 2006, 09:16 AM NHFT
Huh.  I didn't know you had Century21 advertising in the KFP.  Also, I was wondering what program you use to put together the paper -- my guess is it's a Microsoft product?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 21, 2006, 10:05 AM NHFT
Word.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on July 21, 2006, 10:16 AM NHFT
Word.

::nods::  That was my guess.  It looks very column-based.  Have you considered using something like PageMaker?  It'd take some time to learn the program, but you'd be able to do things like change column size, block text (instead of a column running down one and a half columns, you could make it two even columns running down 3/4 of the page), etc.  I think it'd lend a more professional air to the paper, as well as make it easier to read (especially the LTE section).
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 21, 2006, 11:14 AM NHFT
Why can't you change column sizes in a word processor?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on July 22, 2006, 03:38 AM NHFT
Why can't you change column sizes in a word processor?

You may be able to, but not terribly easily.  And my suggestion is more along the lines of blocking the text.  For the size of the paper, the font and column width looks nice (as long as you're not cutting material for lack of space).  But what gets me is when someone has a piece that goes for one and a half columns.  I think that sort of thing would look better blocked as two even columns.  I noticed it in the LTE section this past issue especially, and there were some of the articles, too, that ran kinda funny.  I've got PageMaker on my computer, maybe I'll deconstruct and reconstruct the paper there over the coming week and let y'all have a look at what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat McCotter on July 22, 2006, 07:47 AM NHFT
I like the way it looks. If you're taking a count, please leave it as is.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 22, 2006, 08:01 AM NHFT
When I took a look at pagemaker, I found that it wouldn't run on my computer.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 22, 2006, 10:59 AM NHFT
You may be able to, but not terribly easily.  And my suggestion is more along the lines of blocking the text.  For the size of the paper, the font and column width looks nice (as long as you're not cutting material for lack of space).  But what gets me is when someone has a piece that goes for one and a half columns.  I think that sort of thing would look better blocked as two even columns.  I noticed it in the LTE section this past issue especially, and there were some of the articles, too, that ran kinda funny.  I've got PageMaker on my computer, maybe I'll deconstruct and reconstruct the paper there over the coming week and let y'all have a look at what I'm talking about.

I think this is a good suggestion.  I'd like to see the difference.  Even column blocks would seem more newspapery.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on July 22, 2006, 11:12 AM NHFT
When I took a look at pagemaker, I found that it wouldn't run on my computer.

Hmm, really?  That's too bad.  It's a nice program, I've found.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 02, 2006, 10:28 AM NHFT
Nice.  We got a guy who wants to be a cartoonist for the paper.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 02, 2006, 11:15 AM NHFT
Nice.  We got a guy who wants to be a cartoonist for the paper.

Got any samples?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 02, 2006, 11:15 AM NHFT
He's sending me samples in a couple days.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on August 06, 2006, 02:42 PM NHFT
I played around with the July 25 edition of the Keene Free Press a few days ago on Adobe PageMaker for fun.  I know Ian was interested in seeing how the KFP might look in PageMaker, and I hope you won't think I'm stepping on your shoes, Kat.  I'd appreciate any feedback anyone has; I'm going to be doing the layout for another paper once school gets back in session, and I want to hone my skills, so feedback from casual readers of newspapers as well as those more well-versed in the field would be much appreciated.  I've noticed three or four errors with images because I did not place them properly.  What do you think?

The PDF file can be downloaded by visiting this address (not a direct link to the PDF): http://www.uploading.com/?get=GYKDR99Y
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on August 06, 2006, 03:17 PM NHFT
I played around with the July 25 edition of the Keene Free Press a few days ago on Adobe PageMaker for fun.

The blocking looks good, and makes it more readable.

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 06, 2006, 04:48 PM NHFT
The blocking is a definite improvement.  The highlighted quotes look a little awkward, though I realize you just threw it together.

Also, that hosting site is quite annoying.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on August 06, 2006, 09:56 PM NHFT
The blocking is a definite improvement.  The highlighted quotes look a little awkward, though I realize you just threw it together.

Also, that hosting site is quite annoying.

How do you mean by awkward?  The particular quotes used, the placement, the font, the premise?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 07, 2006, 12:14 AM NHFT
Maybe placement and font, something didn't look quite right about them.  I don't have it in front of me at the moment.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on August 07, 2006, 12:19 AM NHFT
Maybe placement and font, something didn't look quite right about them.  I don't have it in front of me at the moment.

Okay.  When you get a chance, I'd love to know in a little more detail what was off about them.  I've never used them before, and I was wondering how people would like them.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 07, 2006, 12:23 AM NHFT

Okay.  When you get a chance, I'd love to know in a little more detail what was off about them.  I've never used them before, and I was wondering how people would like them.

Okay, looking at it again, I think they could use borders.  I feel like they dominate the page.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: TackleTheWorld on August 07, 2006, 10:02 AM NHFT
Hold the presses!
Ian calls for border security
Former advocate of open borders says the highlighted quotes are being dominated
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on August 07, 2006, 10:19 AM NHFT
Hold the presses!
Ian calls for border security
Former advocate of open borders says the highlighted quotes are being dominated

 :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Braddogg on August 07, 2006, 10:20 AM NHFT

Okay.  When you get a chance, I'd love to know in a little more detail what was off about them.  I've never used them before, and I was wondering how people would like them.

Okay, looking at it again, I think they could use borders.  I feel like they dominate the page.

::nods::  I can see that.  Perhaps a thin line on top and below the quotes would be good?

Heh, also, do you know of any free uploading services?  I just did a quick google search and came up with the site I used.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 07, 2006, 12:08 PM NHFT
 >:D

I don't know of free hosting services.  Surely someone does.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: d_goddard on August 09, 2006, 06:26 PM NHFT
It ain't free, but the price is pretty small:
http://1dollarhosting.com/

I only know about them because of billboards on 101 back in Silicon Valley.
No idea if they're any good or not.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 21, 2006, 09:36 PM NHFT
It's awesome to get letters like this:

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=241&Itemid=36
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 21, 2006, 09:43 PM NHFT
Very cool. 8)

Like dropping a stone into a still pond the ripples from our actions radiate outward, we don't know where the will effect but they do.

Congrats on touching other's hearts.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on August 21, 2006, 09:52 PM NHFT
Great letter.  :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FrankChodorov on August 22, 2006, 01:19 AM NHFT
from the letter:
Quote
I do believe (and have for a long time) that this country is on it's way to complete socialism (if it is not alreday there). What do I mean by that? EVERYTHING we do is regulated by our government. We cannot escape it, and it angers me.

socialism is a specific term that means the state ownership of the means of production...

on the otherhand, regulations are imposed by the state to raise the barriers of entry to competition and is therefore favored by the already established business community if not eminating directly from them to keep their prices and profits up...
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 22, 2006, 01:25 AM NHFT
Wow, it's an honor to have been published by the KFP.   8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: felix.benner on August 22, 2006, 01:40 AM NHFT
It's awesome to get letters like this:

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=241&Itemid=36

They should sign the First1000.  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 31, 2006, 04:23 AM NHFT
And people think we should be more like a "real" paper.


Clueless N.Y. Times Openly Censors online article to British Web readers
http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=6845
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on August 31, 2006, 04:53 AM NHFT
And people think we should be more like a "real" paper.

Who in the world has ever suggested that? ???


Quote
Clueless N.Y. Times Openly Censors online article to British Web readers
http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=6845

I guess that's marginally better than secretly censoring... but the censoring, whether open or secret, is at the hands of the UK government.

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on September 03, 2006, 04:29 PM NHFT
It's awesome to get letters like this:

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=241&Itemid=36
hmmm if they just moved from CA  then they would be eligble for the F1K.

Kat have you invited her to NHFREE?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 03, 2006, 04:46 PM NHFT
No, just to the Tuesday meetings.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 06, 2006, 09:54 AM NHFT
http://www.soulawakenings.com/kfp091006.doc

I didn't get a pdf back from the printer this time.  People seem to have a hard time reading the pdfs I create.  Is there anyone with a high quality pdf creator who can convert this doc file to pdf?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on September 06, 2006, 02:24 PM NHFT
I tried, but I couldn't get the .doc to open properly. I don't have Word, just NeoOffice-J (an Open Office variation).

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 06, 2006, 02:28 PM NHFT
Thanks for trying!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: tracysaboe on September 07, 2006, 09:55 PM NHFT
I don't know if the file's to big or what, but my system froze and almost crashed when I tried to open it.  It took 10 minutes for my computer to shut my word program down.

I might try to open it in one of those ancient programs on my e-drive instead and see if I can at least read it, even though it would proably be a big greeked out.

Tracy
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 16, 2006, 05:34 PM NHFT
Hey I don't have very many letters for this issue. Anyone have something they want to rant about?   ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: dawn on September 16, 2006, 05:40 PM NHFT
When's the deadline?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 16, 2006, 05:50 PM NHFT
I'll be putting it all together tomorrow.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 16, 2006, 06:39 PM NHFT
I'll have a long one (op-ed?) tenatively titled "Keene Odyssey".  I'll finish it up after the show tonight.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 16, 2006, 09:29 PM NHFT
Cool
Pro Isreal and use of force to repel evil letter
http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=265&Itemid=36
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 17, 2006, 02:42 AM NHFT
You have email, Kat.  :)

Cross posted here: http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=5299.0
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 17, 2006, 11:21 AM NHFT
Thanks, Ian!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 31, 2006, 09:34 AM NHFT
Bizarre...someone registered the domain "limecard.com".  I just got a call from the Limecard company in the UK, trying to track down whoever was infringing on their tradename.  limecard.com points to the Keene Free Press site - to Lauren's article.  Very weird.  UK guy was nice enough, though.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: error on October 31, 2006, 09:39 AM NHFT
Why in the world did they call you? Your name is nowhere on the domain record.

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  Admin Phone.......... +44.8707444123
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Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 31, 2006, 09:48 AM NHFT
It's strange that that Zone place would point to us.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 31, 2006, 09:52 AM NHFT
That's kind of cool... the redirect genie cares about Lauren's situation.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on December 04, 2006, 02:59 PM NHFT
Just curious....

What can newspapers print that will get them sued?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: hook on December 04, 2006, 04:16 PM NHFT
Short answer:

Anything.

Longer answer:

Successfully sued, malicious libel. Printing something about someone which you know is false, for a malicious purpose.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on December 04, 2006, 07:44 PM NHFT
Successfully sued, malicious libel. Printing something about someone which you know is false, for a malicious purpose.

There are actually two standards. For an ordinary private citizen, you need only print something that is false, and from which they suffer harm. For a public figure, you must have malicious intent.

Kevin
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 04, 2006, 07:48 PM NHFT
Why do I think this isn't about a private citizen?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: KBCraig on December 04, 2006, 08:49 PM NHFT
Why do I think this isn't about a private citizen?

You're on to his methods.  ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 28, 2007, 11:19 AM NHFT
http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=419&Itemid=36

peace activists in downtown Keene
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2007, 08:22 AM NHFT
http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=426&Itemid=36

The New York Massacre
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 26, 2007, 07:39 AM NHFT
"Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."

Notice for our paper:

Copylefted 2007 The Keene Free Press. This material may be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed as far and wide as possible. Please just ask the author of each article what his preferences are. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 02, 2007, 09:23 PM NHFT
One of our loyal readers:

(http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/tikiwiki/show_image.php?id=2656)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 02, 2007, 11:19 PM NHFT
"...and you can't go out and play with your igloo until you finish reading the newspaper!"
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Rosie the Riveter on March 02, 2007, 11:23 PM NHFT
Kat --your kid is way cool!!

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 13, 2007, 11:36 AM NHFT
My latest article, Guantanamo:  Honest Government at Last

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=469&Itemid=36
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: error on March 13, 2007, 01:16 PM NHFT
Would you like me to do something about the FBI's latest abuses of power?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 13, 2007, 01:27 PM NHFT
Yeah, that'd be great!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 28, 2007, 10:33 AM NHFT
our competition :)

Newspaper Website Competition
http://www.bluehampshire.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=63
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 13, 2007, 09:44 PM NHFT
Hey we wanted to offer to help deliver papers etc. to lessen you load. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 14, 2007, 03:42 AM NHFT
Oh, thank you!  Most of them are delivered for this month, but I'll let you know later if I need some help :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 15, 2007, 04:49 PM NHFT
Yes, yesterday.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 16, 2007, 08:07 AM NHFT
Railroad Square box was empty yesterday...
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 16, 2007, 08:13 PM NHFT
Thanks.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 17, 2007, 12:47 PM NHFT
No, thank YOU.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 26, 2007, 09:45 AM NHFT
New poll:  Should marijuana be legal?

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_poll&task=results&id=27
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 25, 2007, 12:43 PM NHFT
The Keene Free Press has been awarded New Hampshire Magazine's Best of NH 2007 Editor's Pick Best Underground Newspaper.

(http://nh.com/static/bestofnh/logos/bestof2007.jpg)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: error on May 25, 2007, 01:06 PM NHFT
The Keene Free Press has been awarded New Hampshire Magazine's Best of NH 2007 Editor's Pick Best Underground Newspaper.

Sweet!! Did they invite you to the party in Manchester next month? :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 25, 2007, 01:07 PM NHFT
Ya.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 25, 2007, 01:37 PM NHFT
That is way cool  8)

Congrats and thanks for all the hard work.  :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 25, 2007, 01:38 PM NHFT
You know that means so much more to me, since your karma is so high.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 25, 2007, 01:49 PM NHFT
You know that means so much more to me, since your karma is so high.

 ;D ;D ;D
My head has swollen up so far as to not fit through doorways.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on May 25, 2007, 04:20 PM NHFT
I can't speak from the upper eschelon  where Roger resides, but, congratulations!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Pat McCotter on May 26, 2007, 01:38 PM NHFT
 8) :wav:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: powerchuter on May 27, 2007, 10:36 AM NHFT
Kudos
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Quantrill on May 27, 2007, 04:34 PM NHFT
The Keene Free Press has been awarded New Hampshire Magazine's Best of NH 2007 Editor's Pick Best Underground Newspaper.

(http://nh.com/static/bestofnh/logos/bestof2007.jpg)


AWESOME!!!

 :party-smiley-020: :broc1: :grouphug: :icon_drummer: :bow: :clap: :toothy12: :occasion14: :bdance2: :icon_guitarist: :icon_cheers: :blob6: :boogie: :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 29, 2007, 03:09 PM NHFT
Well done!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Spencer on May 30, 2007, 06:13 PM NHFT
Congrats on the win.  NH Magazine bothers me, though, with their statist positions on everything (except the KFP).  This month they gave a thumb's up to efforts to mandate seat belt usage by adults; in previous months, they have advocated various other anti-liberty, pro-tax positions.  What's up with them?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 30, 2007, 06:19 PM NHFT
They have random commentators on politics.  That's why they seem schizo. 

The editor has a subscription to the KFP.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 19, 2007, 12:21 PM NHFT
I could use more letters for this edition of the paper.  So if you have something you want to sound off on, fire away :)  I'm not sending the paper to the printer until after porcfest.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 19, 2007, 09:29 PM NHFT
the Sentinel comes to us for news now .... hahaha
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 04, 2007, 07:57 AM NHFT
some stats for our website

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Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 04, 2007, 08:18 AM NHFT
http://www.nh.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070626/NHM01/70608031/-1/NHM

Quote
Underground Newspaper: The underground press was once the tool of Marxist radicals and flower-power Merry Pranksters seeking to start a revolution. Now, with many of those hippies and radicals wearing business suits and running for office, a new underground press is emerging. Its goal is not overthrowing the government but bringing it back to its constitutional foundations. The Keene Free Press (www.keenefreepress.com) is a great local example. There’s still a touch of the radical and irrational in its pages, and founder Russell Kanning learned well from old-school street theatre and passive resistance tactics. He spends a lot of time in jail when he’s not walking into public buildings carrying a pitchfork.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: TackleTheWorld on July 05, 2007, 09:49 PM NHFT
Not only a nice description, but a valid link to the website.

The Seafood Cioppino (http://www.commercialstreetfishery.com/) restaurant was not so lucky.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 08, 2007, 01:19 PM NHFT
Some people are concerned that the Keene Free Press will not continue as is when Kat and I move away from Keene. That is understandable since we do so much reporting/distributing here in Keene.

Right now this is what the Keene Free Press does:

-Prints (7000 copies) an eight page monthly paper (magazine)
-Distributes (net 5000+) this magazine mostly in the Monadnock region concentrating in Keene, but also to supermarkets from Manchester to West Lebanon.
-Maintains a website ( http://KeeneFreePress.com ) with all print articles and additional content too large or too time sensitive to fit in the print edition. We have had steady growth of readers to this site.
-Cleans the side of Highway 101 East of Main Street in Keene to the Malborough line

Right now this is accomplished with these resources:

-Many local people give us original content/reporting/photos/video.
-We get letters to the editor from readers.
-We get permission to reprint articles from great liberty loving writers from outside the area.
-The print edition has a net cost of about $400/month to print and distribute.
-Kat does the editing/selection/layout for the print edition ... friends help with proofreading.
-Kat and I do most of the distribution, but we have/had some additional help in specific areas from some good friends of the paper.
-The website pays for itself and I upload most of the content.

We plan on maintaining our commitment to the Keene Free Press even after we move. The paper is a unique voice here in our corner of NH and we want to continue our work with it.

The only change we are planning at this time (unrelated to our move) is to cut back on our print advertising to make room for more content. Most businesses are too scared to advertise in our controversial paper, so I have decided to stop pursuing this funding route. We will continue to accept ads, but will focus on content and ask for donations from those people who love our free paper.

If you would like to help the Keene Free Press continue as before or even grow, here is the list of ways you can help:

-Take your reporter/photographer/copwatch badges to the streets and send in the content.
-Keep those letters to the editor coming. (Please keep them short so they fit in the paper :)
-Write those thoughtful articles about whatever your are passionate about.
-Draw up hilarious cartoons
-Donate money (let us know how you want it spent ... additional print copies, distribution, reimbursing reporters/columnists, more frequent printings .... etc.)
-Keep helping Kat proofread and edit the print edition.
-Help us distribute the papers in your area ... or just maintain the neatness of our stack at your grocery store.
-Advertise on our website
-Pick up trash with me on our Adopt-a-Highway section.

Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 08, 2007, 02:18 PM NHFT
I have been very impressed with the impact the KFP has had and look forward to it growing.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 08, 2007, 05:42 PM NHFT
I had a lady telling me about the contents of a story in our paper .... as I was putting out the new version. :)

She was telling me that since they won't show Ed the law .... then why does the IRS bust all of us?

I like Shire folk.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 08, 2007, 06:36 PM NHFT
Here are the latest stats for the website

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Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 29, 2007, 07:06 AM NHFT
Starting next year, I've decided not to run any more campaign related articles in the Keene Free Press.  I had been doing it up until now just to try and help fellow freestaters in what they're trying to accomplish.  I don't really like running articles that are anti what I believe in.  (Have to keep up my biased image, ya know!)  Letters are OK.

Just wanted to let you know, so you don't think I'm picking on any campaign in particular.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 29, 2007, 08:17 AM NHFT
I will have room for them on the website, but I guess not in the print edition.

We have decided to go with the

New Hampshire Underground

for the name .... we can keep the Keene Free Press stuff ... especially if someone wants to pick it up again later.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 29, 2007, 12:04 PM NHFT
Starting next year, I've decided not to run any more campaign related articles in the Keene Free Press.  I had been doing it up until now just to try and help fellow freestaters in what they're trying to accomplish.  I don't really like running articles that are anti what I believe in.  (Have to keep up my biased image, ya know!)  Letters are OK.

Just wanted to let you know, so you don't think I'm picking on any campaign in particular.

Thanks for everything that you've done for the Miranda campaign so far!   8)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 29, 2007, 12:15 PM NHFT
we can keep the Keene Free Press stuff ... especially if someone wants to pick it up again later.

I was talking with Menno about him taking over operations of the KFP in the new year.  I would help in whatever way I could, including distribution. In fact, now that we're going to be meeting weekly, I suspect a core group will arise that will be more than able to take the KFP off your hands.

I envision syndicating content from the NH Underground and any other liberty papers that get off the ground as well as local reporting.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 29, 2007, 12:29 PM NHFT
Oh great!  I'm so excited about "another" paper :)  Let me know when you'd like to get together with us and we can talk about turning over some stuff to you, like the website and such.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 29, 2007, 12:31 PM NHFT
How about whenever you can make it out to the next Social Sunday (http://newhampshireunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=11661.0)?   ;)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 30, 2007, 08:52 AM NHFT
OK, I should be able to be there Sunday.  Is Menno going to be the main person doing the paper?  Is he going to be there Sunday?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 30, 2007, 02:20 PM NHFT
OK, I should be able to be there Sunday.  Is Menno going to be the main person doing the paper?  Is he going to be there Sunday?

I just spoke with him by phone.  It sounds like he's having second thoughts about heading it up.  My instinct is to step up, but I don't really know what I'm getting into.  Nor am I sure if I have enough time.

Would be possible for you to outline here what the workload is like?
-How many hours per week do you spend?
-How many copies do you print and how much does it cost?
-What else do we need to know?

I don't want you to come out if there isn't someone who's willing to be in charge of this operation.

Is anyone else in Keene interested in this?  Puke?
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 30, 2007, 03:00 PM NHFT
Cost is ~ $450/month, distribution time is about 4 half days and then maintaining stacks around town which we usually did as we were running errands anyway.  Actual creation of the paper takes me 1-2 intense days, like 10-14 hours a day, depending mostly on how much of the writing I'm doing myself - or graphics manipulation.  It's possible I could keep doing that part for a second paper, if you were happy about the general way it was laid out.  Usually I write stories over the month, and find stories I'd like to print from the internet, or people send me stuff.  Mostly when I ask people who've written something interesting, they're happy to let me print it.  It takes me about an hour/month to mail out the snailmail subscriptions I have - but I do a lot of free subscriptions for people in jails around the country.

Right now we're getting 5000 copies per month and distributing it all over the SW corner of NH - Cheshire county, Milford, Bedford, Manchester, Concord, Hillsborough, West Lebanon and various other little towns.  I'm assuming you want to focus more on Keene stuff and distribute locally?

We might spend an average quarter hour per day updating the website.

I think you could do what I've been doing and hold down a full time job.  If you want to solicit advertising to help pay for it, I can't help you on how much time that would take because I never did that.

If you print fewer copies, it brings down the price a little, but not a ton.

That should give you some idea what you'd be getting into.  I'd be happy to help however I could.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 06, 2007, 01:52 PM NHFT
Let me know if you want the Keene Free Press mailed to your home. 

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=649&Itemid=57

Was just mailing out the papers and it made me think of it.  :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on November 06, 2007, 03:36 PM NHFT
Let me know if you want the Keene Free Press mailed to your home. 

http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=649&Itemid=57

Was just mailing out the papers and it made me think of it.  :)

Must be psychic day or something because I was just thinking about sending a pm to you or Mr. Kanning about just this thing.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 06, 2007, 03:48 PM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 20, 2007, 05:27 AM NHFT
You guys have been so busy I have about 2 month's worth of articles for this month's paper :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: RangerProbst on November 20, 2007, 07:16 AM NHFT
Hey Kat, is there any chance you are printing that article of mine about Homeland Security? If so, I need to find some way to get a copy of the paper from you. I'd like to get a physical copy of it. It's my first article.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 20, 2007, 07:20 AM NHFT
Yes, I believe I will be able to do your article this month.  The one's I don't get in will likely go in the next issue, which will be February.  PM me your mailing address and I'd be happy to mail you the paper with your article.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: error on November 20, 2007, 01:22 PM NHFT
You guys have been so busy I have about 2 month's worth of articles for this month's paper :)

Go to 16 pages! :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 20, 2007, 04:24 PM NHFT
You guys have been so busy I have about 2 month's worth of articles for this month's paper :)

Go to 16 pages! :)
we did 12 once or twice .... but we would need more ads or donations for that. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: error on November 20, 2007, 04:28 PM NHFT
Maybe you can go back to twice a month. :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 20, 2007, 05:45 PM NHFT
too much work
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 23, 2007, 01:39 PM NHFT
I got my virtual crowbar out and crammed every article in  ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on November 24, 2007, 08:43 AM NHFT
She left the Damn virtual crowbar leaning against the table and it fell on my foot!
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on November 24, 2007, 09:36 AM NHFT
I was in the Shaw's on Loudon Road in Concord ... and what did I see... KFP sitting on the shelf.  Nice.  I set there and read it.   ;D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 24, 2007, 09:37 AM NHFT
Cool :)
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 24, 2007, 09:45 AM NHFT
I was in the Shaw's on Loudon Road in Concord ... and what did I see... KFP sitting on the shelf.  Nice.  I set there and read it.   ;D
good to hear they were still available ... and visible.
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Dreepa on November 24, 2007, 09:49 AM NHFT
I was in the Shaw's on Loudon Road in Concord ... and what did I see... KFP sitting on the shelf.  Nice.  I set there and read it.   ;D
good to hear they were still available ... and visible.
Yeah... I was telling my son where they came from  :D
Title: Re: Keene Free Press
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 21, 2008, 10:21 AM NHFT
I started trying out the new name for the newspaper - The New Hampshire Underground.  As I was trying to use it, it just wasn't working out right.  I like the name, but it doesn't automatically identify itself as a newspaper, and I wound up having to say the nh underground newspaper.  So I guess I'm going to go with The New Hampshire Free Press.  It's obviously a paper, it's statewide, it ties in with the old name better. 

BTW, I don't really have any letters to the editor for this month.  If anyone has something they want to rant about in print, feel free to send it along within the next few days.  I think I've about cornered my mother into writing something.  She was supposedly some hot writer in college, and wanted to be a writer for a living until she got hooked up with my dad.