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Title: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 06, 2005, 04:07 PM NHFT
First Saturday of the month, 11:00.

Murphy's Taproom
Manchester, NH
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs 2/26, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2005, 06:08 AM NHFT
From Joel:

Jenn and Billy Coffey will be visiting the Free State next Saturday
from MA. They will be joining us at the MVP Meeting at noon, Millie's
Tavern, 500 Commercial St, in Manchester. Hope everyone can come out
and meet and greet these fellow Porcupines!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs 2/26, noon
Post by: cathleeninnh on February 20, 2005, 08:13 AM NHFT
Milly's with a Y. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs 2/26, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2005, 08:50 AM NHFT
LOL, I just cut/pasted.  :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 26, 2005, 07:02 PM NHFT
Man what a turnout...there must have been 50 people there. :D
There were so many visitors from far (2-LA,2-VA) and near (3-MA) 8)
There was also a new mover from AK...he says he likes the warm February weather here in NH ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 26, 2005, 07:04 PM NHFT
46 plus a whole bunch of porcupine pups.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Erethizon on February 26, 2005, 08:05 PM NHFT
46 plus a whole bunch of porcupine pups.

I guess the bad vibes left by Chucky have been successfully exorcised. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Scott Roth on February 27, 2005, 08:28 AM NHFT
Looks like a new location is in order. ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 27, 2005, 11:11 AM NHFT
Yea ....I like our spot in Keene...good for kids ....not too crowded...they can handle our food orders :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Scott Roth on February 27, 2005, 06:40 PM NHFT
I don't think that they're gonna move their meetings to Keene, Russell.  It would be nice, however...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: davemincin on February 27, 2005, 06:46 PM NHFT
46 plus a whole bunch of porcupine pups.

I guess the bad vibes left by Chucky have been successfully exorcised. :)

Chuckie who....No, No I know Chuckie....Believe he is out west trying to make those folks life miserable!

One of my favorite things he ranted about....No one in NH wants to get involved??? ???

So thankful he is gone! :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 28, 2005, 05:50 AM NHFT
Ack!!!  Why did you have to remind me about that guy!   >:(
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Scott Roth on March 26, 2005, 08:23 AM NHFT
So, are we still going to have the meeting at Milly's today?  Does anyone know if there is a new location yet?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: intergraph19 on March 26, 2005, 09:04 AM NHFT
Nope, still at Milly's this month.  I think this is the last month at Milly's though.  Does it seem like we just had a meeting to anyone else?  Eesh.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 26, 2005, 07:14 PM NHFT
Joel wasn't going to change the meeting until they voted at one of the meetings...we will have to find out what happened today. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 26, 2005, 07:31 PM NHFT
room fees? what ever happened to spending big bucks on 40 meals?
...I like the setup that DaveM has on the Seacoast...those folks (little Mincin lingo there) are happy to see a big bunch of paying customers each month. :D
....our pizza place in Keene doesn't even notice that we are there...just more customers 8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Scott Roth on March 26, 2005, 08:25 PM NHFT
Some places gotta make their money in different ways.  Milly's did a great job today.  Hopefully next month, we can pack out the front of the restaurant.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: intergraph19 on March 27, 2005, 07:16 AM NHFT
Joel, Amy Karl and I were at Jillian's yesterday and checked out the room they have for renting and it's not really as big as what Milly's is now offering.  The good points to the room are closing doors and a projector you can probably hook up to a laptop and use for presentations, but for 100 that's still not worth it IMHO.  I like the idea of sticking to Milly's right now.  At least we know what the options are when and if Milly's can no longer meet our needs.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 28, 2005, 07:11 PM NHFT
So how did this months meeting go?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: intergraph19 on March 29, 2005, 05:55 AM NHFT
I wasn't QUITE as packed as last month, but it was still a pretty good crowd.  I would say 35-40 people were there.  One issue was brought up by a guy dealing with Child Custody rights.  He was very informative and we were all very understanding and sympathetic to his plight.  NHcustody.org is the site about it.  They are really fighting to get HB529 through, which would make the courts give a REASON for why they chose one parent over another and it gives fathers more rights with thier kids.  I'm in full support of keeping fathers in the lives of Kids, so it's something I'm going to be keeping an eye on.

We went over town meetings people attended and the two bills brought up that I had a personal interest in were the afor mentioned HB529 and SB579.

We will stay at Milly's next month and use the front room, sevice this meeting was better than last and they are free, we all know where it is and so on, so we'll give that a try. 

We also had a pair visiting from the UK and they asked a lot of tax questions.  From what I gathered, the FSP doesn't have a state a state Tax and Fee worksheet for potential movers.  They really should, to prepare people for what they can expect coming here.  You know, what taxes NH does levy, the current property taxes for the major metro area's such as Nashua, Manchester and Concord, things like that.  Car registration fees, inspection fees, how long you have to do both, a basic, this is what you need to do when you get here guide.  Especially for out of country people, not that we get many, but it would be handy to have one for those who want one.
 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Ron Helwig on March 29, 2005, 08:15 AM NHFT
we all know where it is

I don't  :)

a basic, this is what you need to do when you get here guide

I would love to see this, especially if it can be created in the next month  ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Ron Helwig on March 29, 2005, 08:33 AM NHFT
a basic, this is what you need to do when you get here guide
I would love to see this, especially if it can be created in the next month  ;D

OK, I made a wiki page for this. Please add info as you see fit. I added some questions I have.

http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=New Mover Info
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 29, 2005, 08:50 AM NHFT
Rhelwig,
I read your wiki page and some of your previous posts.  Just what is your objection for problem with being responsible for your dog's shit in the public area?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Ron Helwig on March 29, 2005, 07:07 PM NHFT
Rhelwig,
I read your wiki page and some of your previous posts.  Just what is your objection for problem with being responsible for your dog's shit in the public area?

Well, I generally think of a dog's shit the same as I think about breath exhalation - they're natural processes that can't be stopped and don't do any harm. Picking them up is not only gross, but removes the helpful fertilizer the dog so thoughtfully placed.

Besides, it discriminates against dogs with owners - non-"owned" dogs don't have to clean up after themselves  :D

If people really cared, they'd make peeing the offense, not poop. Dog pee can cause discoloration - poop just makes the ground better suited for foliage.

Finally, there should be no public areas, but then you already knew that  ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 29, 2005, 08:02 PM NHFT
Finally, there should be no public areas, but then you already knew that? ;)

I agree with you on this.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 30, 2005, 07:09 AM NHFT
Man what happened to the meeting thread ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 30, 2005, 08:19 AM NHFT
Went to the dogs.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dave Ridley on April 28, 2005, 10:57 AM NHFT
So....meeting is at millie's tavern in Manchester, april 30 noon?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 28, 2005, 11:25 AM NHFT
We are planning on it 8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 28, 2005, 11:29 AM NHFT
Me too!  Breakfast? Keene? Peterborough? Wilton?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 28, 2005, 11:53 AM NHFT
Good question....we should plan a whole day including the Amy packup 8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 28, 2005, 12:15 PM NHFT
We'll be there, in case anyone wants to donate books for the Liberty Scholarship fund fundraiser :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 28, 2005, 04:39 PM NHFT
The Amy move is the primary reason I am coming. Breakfast?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 28, 2005, 04:55 PM NHFT
How about Peterborough Diner, 9:30?  Then the Peterborough people can join us if they like.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 29, 2005, 09:41 AM NHFT
I can have a big breakfast at the Diner and then just a "snack" at Milly's before we hump boxes 8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 29, 2005, 11:14 AM NHFT
....and think...you like to watch.....
So can you make the meeting this month in Manchester el presidente?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 29, 2005, 11:15 AM NHFT
Man...sounds like you're propositioning our illustrious preseidente.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 29, 2005, 11:23 AM NHFT
yea...he can help move a porcupine friend 8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 29, 2005, 03:30 PM NHFT
I'm pretty sure I can find Peterborough, how obvious will the diner be?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 29, 2005, 03:34 PM NHFT
It's downtown.  There's a map on their website. 

http://www.peterboroughdiner.com/index.html
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 29, 2005, 04:37 PM NHFT
Graasy Ass!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Pat K on April 29, 2005, 04:55 PM NHFT
Have a nice breakfast and hey eat some bacon for me.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: cathleeninnh on April 29, 2005, 08:10 PM NHFT
Have a nice breakfast and hey eat some bacon for me.


OOOOOOHHHH!!  I remember bacon. Anyone else go for home cured slice it yourself bacon?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 24, 2005, 09:51 PM NHFT
....so new location?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 24, 2005, 09:52 PM NHFT
New location this time:

the Merrimack Valley Porcupines will hold our monthly
meeting at noon, on Saturday, June 25th. We will be meeting at J.W.
Hills restaurant, located just a block from the Center of New
Hampshire, on the corner of Elm and Merrimack Streets. This
location and time will allow attendees of the Freedom Summit to join
us and see what we are accomplishing here in NH.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: joeyforpresident on June 25, 2005, 09:22 PM NHFT

Sounds like this meeting each month is something I should get involved with.

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 26, 2005, 05:42 AM NHFT
There were about 60 people there yesterday, and about 15 for moving in Jenn and Billy.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: davemincin on June 26, 2005, 10:05 AM NHFT
There were about 60 people there yesterday, and about 15 for moving in Jenn and Billy.

And nice folks that we are, we even left a few cold ones in the frig upon departure! ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 26, 2005, 03:32 PM NHFT
We will be meeting at J.W.
Hills restaurant, located just a block from the Center of New
Hampshire, on the corner of Elm and Merrimack Streets.

I liked this new location .... smoke free and roomy with a great view
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: davemincin on June 26, 2005, 03:59 PM NHFT
Hey Russell...smoke free you got it......however, re my discussion with Joel...daaa! ???

The folks that own the place said they didn't want us to have a meeting, we might
disturb the other customers?  Please note the shortness of the meeting, and could you
even hear?

Perhaps they have a back room, non smoking?    If your'e looking for a chit-chat and lunch,
well that's a fine place, bult if you want to have a meeting and maybe make some plans
to promote freedom??

Hey, not my call, but if Joel and the MP folks want to just turn there monthly meeting into
a hey, lets get together for lunch deal, and nothing more than a social, well expect that is
there call.

Personally I'm hopeful the monthly meeting become become more than that, hell we have enough
social events already!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 03, 2005, 10:40 AM NHFT
gallery (http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/tikiwiki/tiki-browse_gallery.php?galleryId=30) for 6/25/05
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Pat K on July 03, 2005, 09:20 PM NHFT
Wow Llyod was smiling :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on July 03, 2005, 09:39 PM NHFT
Well, look at the company I was in.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Pat K on July 04, 2005, 12:46 AM NHFT
True hard not to smile when your by them lovely ladies.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: KBCraig on July 04, 2005, 04:05 AM NHFT
True hard not to smile when your by them lovely ladies.

Amanda's Porc shirt was --*ahem*-- "fitting".  ;D ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 04, 2005, 07:20 AM NHFT
Ack, sorry!  I had to take the best photo of Amanda down.  Just realized that the were kids in the background....I had been requested to not have their photos on the internet.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on July 04, 2005, 08:25 AM NHFT
Can't you just put little black bars across their eyes? ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 18, 2005, 07:13 AM NHFT
From Joel:

Since the last Saturday of the month falls on the 31st, and most of
us, myself included, will be at the Porc Fest, this month's MVP
meeting has been canceled.  Hope to see you all on August 28th, back
at Milly's Tavern. 

Joel
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dave Ridley on August 22, 2005, 10:09 AM NHFT
Wait , isn't the meeting august 27?

My understanding is  it's saturday aug 27 at noon , milly's tavern.  is that correct?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: GCG199 on August 22, 2005, 12:10 PM NHFT
Yes, it is the 27th at noon according to the e-mail that Joel sent-out yesterday and the listing in the NHlibertycalendar.org/  is the same.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 22, 2005, 12:36 PM NHFT
July's was the 31st.  That was an old message.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Pat McCotter on August 22, 2005, 05:48 PM NHFT
Somebody's looking at a 2004 calendar methinks. :o (Kat?)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 22, 2005, 05:51 PM NHFT
No, just passing on Joel's messages.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Pat McCotter on August 22, 2005, 06:06 PM NHFT
Sorry, didn't read it thoroughly.  :(
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: davemincin on August 26, 2005, 04:03 PM NHFT
Hey, hey, hey, hey!  The meeting is Saturday! :D

Expect I'll be there looking for volunteers, so hey! ;D  Perhaps
we need to get to know each other better! ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: davemincin on August 28, 2005, 05:50 PM NHFT
Had a dozen folks volunteer for our Civic Action fundraiser on September 18th. ;D

Thanks guys, you ROCK!! 8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every Last Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dave Ridley on August 28, 2005, 09:45 PM NHFT
head count at 8/28 meeting was 42  , looked like about 10-15  new folks
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 03, 2005, 07:30 PM NHFT
Joel said he's changing this meeting to the first Saturday of the month, so guess the next meeting is Oct. 1st.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: GCG199 on September 03, 2005, 08:43 PM NHFT
Yes, this is what he said in the message that he sent out today.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: CNHT on September 03, 2005, 08:49 PM NHFT
Yes, this is what he said in the message that he sent out today.

Yes this is true, and adjusted on the Liberty Calendar as well. Thank you Joel.

The Nappens are moving in that morning as well....
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dave Ridley on September 28, 2005, 05:36 PM NHFT
I think I can be there this saturday.   Historically these meetings get great attendence but the speeches and announcements drag on too long....so I'm thinking of hanging out with the main bunch during the social part of the meeting and then inviting folks to come outside or go to another room and continue socializing during the speeches.   who's interested in joining me?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on September 28, 2005, 05:42 PM NHFT
Are the Nappens, really, moving in in the morning as is stated above?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: CNHT on September 28, 2005, 05:59 PM NHFT
Are the Nappens, really, moving in in the morning as is stated above?


NO. If you would check the nhlibertycalendar.org you will see the times have been changed.

The HC LP is meeting right after at 3 PM and the Nappens will host their moving help then so as not to prevent them from attending the MVP meeting. The calendar has been correct for a month now. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: CNHT on September 28, 2005, 06:03 PM NHFT
I think I can be there this saturday.? ?Historically these meetings get great attendence but the speeches and announcements drag on too long....so I'm thinking of hanging out with the main bunch during the social part of the meeting and then inviting folks to come outside or go to another room and continue socializing during the speeches.? ?who's interested in joining me?


There is a lot of information in those speeches and as long as we are fairly quiet, we can socialize then too.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 28, 2005, 07:04 PM NHFT
I think I can be there this saturday.? ?Historically these meetings get great attendence but the speeches and announcements drag on too long....so I'm thinking of hanging out with the main bunch during the social part of the meeting and then inviting folks to come outside or go to another room and continue socializing during the speeches.? ?who's interested in joining me?


If we come .... that sounds good ..... Kat can only take so much of the smoke too.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on September 28, 2005, 09:28 PM NHFT
I too, prefer to just say hi to all and avoid the official part and go hang out.  Maybe outside if the smoke is too strong, or, even worse, tobacco smoke ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: cathleeninnh on September 29, 2005, 08:13 AM NHFT
We can't make it this month. We made a commitment for a Where's George function in Portsmouth before Joel changed the date on us.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 29, 2005, 10:18 AM NHFT
From Joel:

Hey everyone,

can you believe it's been 2 years since we found out that New Hampshire
had been selected as the Free State?  Saturday, October 1st, celebrate
with your fellow Porcs at the Merrimack Valley Porcupines meeting, noon
in Manchester at Milly's Tavern; cake will be served!  (But, as always,
please support Milly's by having lunch there.)

For more info or with questions/directions email me off list.

Joel
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 29, 2005, 10:59 AM NHFT
the burgers at Millys are John Bender approved 8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dreepa on October 02, 2005, 02:09 PM NHFT
It was nice meeting everyone this past Saturday....

And Russell that $5 is for the LSF  ( I was supposed to remind you)  ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 02, 2005, 03:08 PM NHFT
It was great meeting you and seeing all my old friends at the meeting and the move.

If you meant the $5.00 from the map book sale....thats right Russell! Thats for the LSF!

Mike take notice!

 :D

Lloyd
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 02, 2005, 09:19 PM NHFT
It was great meeting you and seeing all my old friends at the meeting and the move.

If you meant the $5.00 from the map book sale....thats right Russell! Thats for the LSF!

Mike take notice!

So somehow Mike is to be trusted? He is an outlaw ..... remember?

This week we only raised $5 at the table in Keene ..... from Lloyd :-\
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 02, 2005, 09:24 PM NHFT
It was great meeting you and seeing all my old friends at the meeting and the move.

Hey DaveM isn't that old :P
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 03, 2005, 08:23 AM NHFT

This week we only raised $5 at the table in Keene ..... from Lloyd :-\

You weren't out there that long.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: davemincin on October 03, 2005, 04:09 PM NHFT
It was great meeting you and seeing all my old friends at the meeting and the move.

Hey DaveM isn't that old :P

Hey Russell...that's old guy talk! 8)  Perhaps in a few more years you'll get the hang of it!  ;)
Or is it code Lloyd??? Damn if i can remember??? ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 03, 2005, 04:10 PM NHFT
Then I shouldn't buy Dave a cane for Christmas?   :(
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: davemincin on October 03, 2005, 04:43 PM NHFT
Then I shouldn't buy Dave a cane for Christmas?? ?:(

Candy Cane's will be accepted! ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 03, 2005, 05:00 PM NHFT
I was going to explain what I meant by 'old friends', but, this is more fun ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 03, 2006, 10:47 AM NHFT
So how about we hand out Separation of School and State flyers or NH Secession after the meeting?

We could promote it during the meeting and any of you who are game could print some up. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 07, 2006, 09:01 AM NHFT
I will have my long list of Seditious Ramblings about the MVP meeting with me today! Sandy better be ready.


Actually, I am looking forward to how the new crew does things.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 07, 2006, 09:15 AM NHFT
I understand that Sandy has a new name, but, I don't know what it is.  Sadly I can't make it up there this weekend.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 07, 2006, 09:56 AM NHFT
Friday? MVP meeting nazi?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on January 07, 2006, 11:11 AM NHFT
I will have my long list of Seditious Ramblings about the MVP meeting with me today! Sandy better be ready.


What, no honeymoon period?  :'(
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 07, 2006, 11:19 AM NHFT
Sandy, whats your new name?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on January 07, 2006, 11:22 AM NHFT
Read your email, Mr. Candidate.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dave Ridley on January 08, 2006, 10:11 AM NHFT
folks who are bored can always wander off and form their own small discussion groups within Millies, I do!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Michael Fisher on January 08, 2006, 02:28 PM NHFT
folks who are bored can always wander off and form their own small discussion groups within Millies, I do!

We missed you yesterday, Dave!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: JonM on January 08, 2006, 03:27 PM NHFT
Did ya find your glove Mike?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Michael Fisher on January 08, 2006, 04:19 PM NHFT
Did ya find your glove Mike?

Yep!   8)  Thanks for the help looking!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 08, 2006, 04:57 PM NHFT
tuath to the rescue!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on January 09, 2006, 07:50 AM NHFT
Thanks to Lauren and Jim for coming all the way from New London so that Lauren could share some of her civil disobedience experience with the MVP!  :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 09, 2006, 08:17 AM NHFT
That was cool :) 

Good job on the meeting, Sandy!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Michael Fisher on January 09, 2006, 12:52 PM NHFT
Thanks to Lauren and Jim for coming all the way from New London so that Lauren could share some of her civil disobedience experience with the MVP!? :)

 8) ;) :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: bwisok on February 02, 2006, 03:38 PM NHFT
I'm assuming 2/4/06 lies a meeting at the usual place? 
Milly's at noon?
bw
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dreepa on February 02, 2006, 04:03 PM NHFT
yup.. last meeting there...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on February 02, 2006, 07:42 PM NHFT
I'm assuming 2/4/06 lies a meeting at the usual place? 
Milly's at noon?

Yes, same porc time, same porc channel.  Here is the agenda:

I.   Chew, Chug and Chat (informal socializing) 12:00 ? 12:30
II.   Welcome the New and Visiting Porcupines!
III.   Report on January events
  a.   Separation of School & State Flyer Distribution 1/7
  b.   2nd Amendment Sisters Meet n? Greet 1/8
  c.   Dan McGuire?s presentation to Bedford Republicans 1/10
  d.   Hearing on the ?Outlaw Manicurist? bill 1/11
  e.   Liberty Ladies? Basic Pistol Gun Class 1/21
  f.   NHLA Mock Town Meeting 1/29

IV.   Upcoming Events in February/March
  a.   Concord Porcs meeting 2/11 w/ film crew
  b.   Monadnock Porcs meeting 2/12, Keene
  c.   Seacoast Porcs 2/18, Somersworth
  d.   Mid-Atlantic FSP Local Group fundraiser 2/18, Baltimore
  e.   John C. looking for help moving in Salem 2/26
  f.   Incoming Porcs to Grafton ~ March 1

V.   Member Announcements
VI.   MVP Logo discussion
VII.   Speakers
  a.   Dan McGuire on Rep. Ingbretson?s ?Viewspaper? project
  b.   Marc Snider of NHCUSTODY.ORG on his battle for fathers? child custody rights
VIII.   New Hampshire Trivia
IX.   Other Business
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 02, 2006, 08:42 PM NHFT
Can you announce that we are printing our first small paper on the 23rd? Dan will be talking about it maybe, but I will not be there this time. Maybe we can hand some out at next months meeting.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on February 03, 2006, 07:13 AM NHFT
Can you announce that we are printing our first small paper on the 23rd? Dan will be talking about it maybe, but I will not be there this time. Maybe we can hand some out at next months meeting.

er, could you provide a little more info?  I would be happy to announce it.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 03, 2006, 07:19 AM NHFT
The Keene Free Press will begin printing on Feb 23rd.  It will be ~11x12" on newsprint.  We'll be printing 5000 copies which will be distributed free around Keene & surrounding towns.  The focus of the paper will be liberty oriented editorials, but with replies from basically anyone who cares to write to us.  Ad space is $3/square inch.  We'll be printing twice a month.  If you care to write an article, or are interested in buying an ad, contact russellkanning@keenefreepress.com.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on February 08, 2006, 07:50 AM NHFT
yup.. last meeting there...

Correction: second to last meeting there (Bickford's is booked in March)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on February 08, 2006, 07:51 AM NHFT
The Keene Free Press will begin printing on Feb 23rd.  It will be ~11x12" on newsprint.  We'll be printing 5000 copies which will be distributed free around Keene & surrounding towns.  The focus of the paper will be liberty oriented editorials, but with replies from basically anyone who cares to write to us.  Ad space is $3/square inch.  We'll be printing twice a month.  If you care to write an article, or are interested in buying an ad, contact russellkanning@keenefreepress.com.

Message delivered and incorporated into the minutes
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: CNHT on February 08, 2006, 08:31 AM NHFT
yup.. last meeting there...

Correction: second to last meeting there (Bickford's is booked in March)

Just wondering, if we are in the back room at Bickford's and can close the doors at both ends, we should not need the PA system. We can try anyway, and if we find the acoustics to be in need of improvement I can always resume lending you my amp.  ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 09, 2006, 12:18 PM NHFT
Cool Sandy
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dave Ridley on February 21, 2006, 03:45 PM NHFT
So the March 4 meeting is at bickfords, noon?

where is bickfords; can someone post an addie and a map link?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: intergraph19 on February 21, 2006, 04:44 PM NHFT
I believe the meeting is still at Milly's for March cause the room is booked on March 4th.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: GCG199 on February 21, 2006, 08:34 PM NHFT
It is the Bickford's on South Wllow street, I don't have the exact address though. It isn't that hard to find if you go down South Willow street, you really can't miss it.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: intergraph19 on February 21, 2006, 08:41 PM NHFT
yup.. last meeting there...

Correction: second to last meeting there (Bickford's is booked in March)

Still at Milly's according to Sandy's last post on the subject. 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on March 02, 2006, 07:31 PM NHFT
Here's the agenda for this Saturday's meeting. Come out and let Russell and Caleb know how you feel about "secession!!!!!"

Merrimack Valley Porcupines
Agenda: Mar. 4, 2006 12:00 ? 2:00 PM

Milly's Tavern
500 Commercial St., Manchester, NH

I.   Chew, Chug and Chat (informal socializing) 12:00 ? 12:30
II.   Welcome the New and Visiting Porcupines!
III.   Report on February events
a.   Eminent Domain seminar protest 2/8
b.   Mid-Atlantic FSP Local Group fundraiser 2/18, Baltimore

IV.   Upcoming Events in March/April
a.   NHLA state house training sessions every Tues ? Thurs that the legislature is in session; meet in the cafeteria at 8:30; businesswear required
b.   Smoking ban bill, HB1177, in State House 3/9
c.   Jane?s birthday bash 3/10 at the Black Brimmer, Manchester 7PM - ???
d.   Concord Porcs 3/11
e.   Monadnock Porcs 3/12
f.   Pot luck constitution class 3/12, 3/19 & 3/26 at Jenn & Billy?s, Concord
g.   Seacoast Porcs 3/18
h.   Meet n? Greet at the Keyes home, Epsom 3/18
i.   Annual Beach Boys Marathon 3/25 (contact Dan McGuire for details)
j.   Kat & Russell in court 4/19

V.   Member Announcements
VI.   New Hampshire Trivia
VII.   Speakers
a.   Kat Dillon on the Eminent Domain seminar protest and subsequent legal battle
b.   Russell Kanning and Caleb Johnson on the New Hampshire Independence movement (followed by a straw poll: do MVP members support secession?)
VIII.   Other Business

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 02, 2006, 07:46 PM NHFT
It's too much stress to actually be on the agenda.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: CNHT on March 02, 2006, 07:47 PM NHFT
It's too much stress to actually be on the agenda.

LOL that's what I said. I wanted Sandy to make sure everyone knows they have until the 5th to RSVP for the Brimmer.
My goal is to have 100 people!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 02, 2006, 08:09 PM NHFT
I thought we were talking about the Sons of Liberty.
Well now we have to try to secede by Friday, so we have something to talk about.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on March 03, 2006, 07:43 AM NHFT
I thought we were talking about the Sons of Liberty.
Well now we have to try to secede by Friday, so we have something to talk about.

Russell, I can't tell if you're joking or not.  The email you sent me said "Caleb or I can talk about the Sons of Liberty and/or
the NH Independence movement in general."  Did I misunderstand you?  Would you like me to edit the agenda to indicate that you'll be talking about the Sons of Liberty?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 03, 2006, 08:51 AM NHFT
No you don't need to change anything. Caleb and I can just give a short rundown of what we are doing and trying to do. We won't really be talking secession or taking a vote on the subject. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 03, 2006, 08:52 AM NHFT
We should do something in honor of the last time at Milly's. :occasion14:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dreepa on March 03, 2006, 10:00 AM NHFT
It's too much stress to actually be on the agenda.

We expect big things from people when they are on the agenda!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Friday on March 03, 2006, 10:04 AM NHFT
No you don't need to change anything. Caleb and I can just give a short rundown of what we are doing and trying to do.

OK, thanks.
We won't really be talking secession or taking a vote on the subject. :)

But I may be taking a vote.  >:D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 03, 2006, 10:08 AM NHFT
aha!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dreepa on March 03, 2006, 10:10 AM NHFT
Sandy you can talk about your election as well! ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: JonM on March 03, 2006, 10:30 AM NHFT
I hear there are robots in Manchester today and tomorrow . . .
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 03, 2006, 11:01 AM NHFT
Want to explain that, Jon?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: JonM on March 03, 2006, 11:09 AM NHFT
Dean Kamen (Segway guy) is sponsoring a robot building contest for high school students.

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Robots+for+science%3a+Check+out+Kamen%e2%80%99s+cool+competition&articleId=14bc7e90-dcac-479d-9605-94ae6e4faed9
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dreepa on March 03, 2006, 12:19 PM NHFT
I hear there are robots in Manchester today and tomorrow . . .
Could you be any vaguer?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: president on March 03, 2006, 12:24 PM NHFT
I hear there are robots in Manchester today and tomorrow . . .
Could you be any vaguer?
Here is the real link, instead of media fluff  :P

http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2006/regional/bae.htm
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: JonM on March 03, 2006, 12:31 PM NHFT
I hear there are robots in Manchester today and tomorrow . . .
Could you be any vaguer?
Yes, yes I could.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 03, 2006, 01:00 PM NHFT
Sandy you can talk about your election as well! ;D
We could place bets on who else will quit so JonM can be on the FSP board.
Hey I just realized ..... we could elect Sandy President of the FSP and have a NH resident hold the position. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 03, 2006, 01:03 PM NHFT
I'm betting on Varrin.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: JonM on March 03, 2006, 01:57 PM NHFT
Sandy you can talk about your election as well! ;D
We could place bets on who else will quit so JonM can be on the FSP board.
Hey I just realized ..... we could elect Sandy President of the FSP and have a NH resident hold the position. :)
I keep coming in "other than first" in those elections.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dreepa on March 03, 2006, 01:58 PM NHFT
Move to NH and I will vote for you next time.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: president on March 03, 2006, 01:59 PM NHFT
I want to be the FSP president so I can clean house. You don't need to be a FSP participant in order to be the FSP president  >:D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: GT on March 03, 2006, 10:12 PM NHFT
Is this still at Milly's tomorrow? I thought I heard something about changing to Denny's
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dreepa on March 04, 2006, 12:59 AM NHFT
It will be at Milly's tomorrow.

It will change to Bickford's in April.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2006, 03:39 AM NHFT
Interesting how rumors get started.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Pat McCotter on March 04, 2006, 05:26 AM NHFT
I hear there are robots in Manchester today and tomorrow . . .
Could you be any vaguer?
Here is the real link, instead of media fluff  :P

http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2006/regional/bae.htm

And then there is Kamen's iBot wheelchair (http://www.independencenow.com/home.html).
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2006, 07:31 AM NHFT
So today 3/4/2006 12noon Milly's
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 22, 2006, 05:12 PM NHFT
Question:  The may merrimack porcs meeting will be may 6, correct?  i.e. it is continuing to be held the first sat of each month?  but will be at bickford's in manchester?  What is the address?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 22, 2006, 05:44 PM NHFT
Bickford's Family Restaurant
(603) 668-5775     
1000 S Willow St
Manchester, NH
Map (http://yp.yahoo.com/py/ypMap.py?Pyt=Typ&tuid=24129251&ck=1879121331&tab=B2C&tcat=8903827&city=Manchester&state=NH&uzip=03104&country=us&msa=4760&cs=4&ed=J5goFa1o2TxGbtOclVOomwZevTdNap56EyatJSXQCgqV&stat=:pos:1:regular:regT:2:fbT:0)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: CNHT on March 22, 2006, 05:48 PM NHFT
Bickford's Family Restaurant
(603) 668-5775     
1000 S Willow St
Manchester, NH
Map (http://yp.yahoo.com/py/ypMap.py?Pyt=Typ&tuid=24129251&ck=1879121331&tab=B2C&tcat=8903827&city=Manchester&state=NH&uzip=03104&country=us&msa=4760&cs=4&ed=J5goFa1o2TxGbtOclVOomwZevTdNap56EyatJSXQCgqV&stat=:pos:1:regular:regT:2:fbT:0)


Would that not be for the April meeting? Not May?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 22, 2006, 06:01 PM NHFT
I need to know about May and whether my info above is correct for may.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, noon
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 22, 2006, 06:25 PM NHFT
May 6th at Bickfords on Willow St. 

Really, the calendar isn't complicated to look at  :P
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 29, 2006, 04:46 PM NHFT
Just realized that the time has changed for this to 1:00, so I thought I'd point that out to people.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: intergraph19 on March 29, 2006, 04:50 PM NHFT
Just realized that the time has changed for this to 1:00, so I thought I'd point that out to people.

Good thing I decided to read this thread!  ^_^
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 29, 2006, 05:11 PM NHFT
I won't usually be able to make porc meetings on saturday that ocurr at 1:00.   If they're at noon i can make it.  I hope it will switch back to noon.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 29, 2006, 05:12 PM NHFT
I imagine if you show up at noon, there'll be other early birds to chat with.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on March 29, 2006, 06:29 PM NHFT
Just realized that the time has changed for this to 1:00, so I thought I'd point that out to people.

Good thing I decided to read this thread!  ^_^

Yeah, since you have declined to join the mailing list that I told you about months ago!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on March 29, 2006, 06:30 PM NHFT
I won't usually be able to make porc meetings on saturday that ocurr at 1:00.   If they're at noon i can make it.  I hope it will switch back to noon.

They will not switch back to noon unless they switch back to Milly's.  Bickford's has a brunch that runs until 1:00, hence the reason for the time change. The pros and cons of the venue change were discussed at length at multiple meetings.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on March 29, 2006, 06:45 PM NHFT
I won't usually be able to make porc meetings on saturday that ocurr at 1:00.   If they're at noon i can make it.  I hope it will switch back to noon.

They will not switch back to noon unless they switch back to Milly's.  Bickford's has a brunch that runs until 1:00, hence the reason for the time change. The pros and cons of the venue change were discussed at length at multiple meetings.

I'm doing the brunch at noon if anyone wants to join me. I just want to relax and listen for  a change so I have no agenda that day.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: intergraph19 on March 29, 2006, 07:08 PM NHFT
Just realized that the time has changed for this to 1:00, so I thought I'd point that out to people.

Good thing I decided to read this thread!  ^_^

Yeah, since you have declined to join the mailing list that I told you about months ago!

*blink blink*  there's a mailing list? 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on March 29, 2006, 07:34 PM NHFT
Oh, quit being so.... BLONDE!  ;)  I will send you an invitation to the list, so you will have no more excuses.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on March 29, 2006, 07:39 PM NHFT
Oh, quit being so.... BLONDE!  ;)  I will send you an invitation to the list, so you will have no more excuses.

LOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love it.   ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: intergraph19 on March 29, 2006, 07:50 PM NHFT
Oh, quit being so.... BLONDE!  ;)  I will send you an invitation to the list, so you will have no more excuses.

LOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love it.   ;D

*looks sheepish*  sorry... *blink blink*
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on March 29, 2006, 08:05 PM NHFT
Does anyone else hear the cats?  ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on March 29, 2006, 08:31 PM NHFT
Does anyone else hear the cats?  ;D

No because I was joking with my friend Intergraph -- she is cute and definitely not a dumb blonde...she is very smart and she knows I think that!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on March 29, 2006, 08:48 PM NHFT
O-K I guess not every one knows when I am just kidding. ;D


Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on March 29, 2006, 08:51 PM NHFT
O-K I guess not every one knows when I am just kidding. ;D

Yah Pat I do, I just wanted to make sure others did too!  [Cuz we all love double L]
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 30, 2006, 07:15 AM NHFT
Oh, quit being so.... BLONDE!  ;)  I will send you an invitation to the list, so you will have no more excuses.

LOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love it.   ;D

*looks sheepish*  sorry... *blink blink*


OMG, you crack me up!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: intergraph19 on March 30, 2006, 10:42 AM NHFT
Does anyone else hear the cats?  ;D

No because I was joking with my friend Intergraph -- she is cute and definitely not a dumb blonde...she is very smart and she knows I think that!

My blond moments keep me humble.  ^_^
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on March 31, 2006, 07:13 PM NHFT
Here's the agenda for tomorrow's meeting.  Final reminder: it's at BICKFORD'S, at 1:00!  There won't be chat and chew after 1:00; I'd like to get things rolling promptly so we can all get out of there and enjoy the rest of our Saturdays fighting for freedom, going to Home Depot, etc. Hope to see you there!

Merrimack Valley Porcupines
Agenda: Apr. 1, 2006 1:00 ? 2:30 PM

Bickford's Grille
1000 S. Willow St., Manchester, NH

I. Welcome the New and Visiting Porcupines!
II. Report on March events
   a. House debate on Smoking Ban Bill, HB1177, 3/9
   b. Film crew at Concord Porcs meeting 3/11
   c. V for Vendetta party 3/17
   d. Pot luck Constitution class at Jenn & Billy's 3/12, 3/19
   e. Meet N' Greet at the Keyes' 3/18
   f. Screening of Aaron Russo film in Londonderry 3/26

III. Upcoming Events in April
   a. Liberty Treks hike at Miller State Park 4/2
   b. Concord Porcupines 4/8
   c. Monadnock Porcupines 4/9
   d. Seacoast Porcupines 4/15
   e. Kat & Russell in court 4/19
   f. FSP Highway Cleanup, Peterborough, 4/23
   g. Senate debate on Smoking Ban Bill, HB1177, TBD

IV. Member Announcements
V. Speakers
   a. Dan McGuire on his political training at the Leadership Institute, Arlington, VA
   b. Joel Rauch on the coalition fighting Real ID in NH and its upcoming event(s)
   c. Jason Rand on job opportunities in his rock climbing wall construction business
VI. Opinion Poll: Bickfords vs Milly's
VII. Other Business
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 31, 2006, 09:38 PM NHFT
We probably will not be in court on 4/19.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on April 02, 2006, 10:02 AM NHFT
what was turnout at the meeting?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on April 02, 2006, 11:58 AM NHFT
37 adults, one kid and one baby (or one and a half babies if you include Amy's  ;) )
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: intergraph19 on April 03, 2006, 08:35 AM NHFT
I liked Bickford's a lot.  Good location for out meetings, they serve beer, we had a well lit room in the back, the service was very good, quick and accurate and they have the staff to handle us.  I think we should keep it here.  3 cheers to Sandy for this place!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on April 03, 2006, 08:50 AM NHFT
Did some one say Beer?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 03, 2006, 09:52 AM NHFT
Great, re: Bickfords :)

Who cares, re: beer  :P
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 03, 2006, 02:40 PM NHFT
Pat
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Tunga on April 03, 2006, 07:27 PM NHFT
Beer? This changes everything. ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 04, 2006, 11:23 AM NHFT
If Sandy had chosen a place that didn't serve beer, she would have lost the leadership position in the first bloody coup in porc history.

Oh I want to put the 1st Annual Porcupine Raffle Drawing on the August schedule.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: intergraph19 on April 05, 2006, 01:26 PM NHFT
I think beer was a bigger consideration than open carry.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 05, 2006, 09:31 AM NHFT
Can I be added to the announcement list for Saturday 5/6?

Keene Free Press update (including Mass edition) and Porcupine Raffle.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on May 05, 2006, 09:35 AM NHFT
You should email Seth.  He is running the meeting this week.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 05, 2006, 10:05 AM NHFT
Then I will just wrest control of the meeting. hehehe
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 06, 2006, 06:07 PM NHFT
What was with the LP polititian lady from Mass?

It was great to see some new guys who have moved here and some visitors.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 06, 2006, 06:12 PM NHFT
Now I know who she is. Why was she at the meeting? I didn't get what she was doing there.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: GCG199 on May 06, 2006, 07:30 PM NHFT
Yeah, your not the only one wondering about this. I wasn't expecting a Harry Browne tribute speech. I didn't stay for the Q & A either.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 06, 2006, 08:39 PM NHFT
Yea ... I didn't see you there.
I don't get the speech thing..... you never know what you are going to get at the manchester meeting.
I like parties .... you know that you are going to have fun and talk to guys you like....meet new people etc.
I like the restaurant. The food was good and easy to order.....no smoke to drive my wife from the building....private room full of people.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 02, 2006, 10:20 PM NHFT
So we will be headed to the Manchester meeting after breakfast in Peterborough.
We will be passing out Keene Free Presses to those that ask and Mass. versions for those that want to promote the FSP down there.
I will also be selling Raffle tickets.

If the lectures get too boring/political during the meeting, I will be taking the airs outside. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on June 02, 2006, 10:34 PM NHFT
Boredom?! There's no boredom at MVP meetings!!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on June 02, 2006, 10:50 PM NHFT
Are their any transexual, transvestites from Transilvaina at the meetings? :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: intergraph19 on June 02, 2006, 11:27 PM NHFT
Boredom?! There's no boredom at MVP meetings!!

You weren't at the last meeting.  WWHBD? 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 03, 2006, 06:05 AM NHFT
Friday never did post any pictures from her Transylvania romp.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 03, 2006, 07:12 AM NHFT
Boredom?! There's no boredom at MVP meetings!!
You missed the last one. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 03, 2006, 07:18 AM NHFT
Boredom?! There's no boredom at MVP meetings!!

You weren't at the last meeting.  WWHBD? 
I see triple L covered that one for us already.  :bow:

If some LP person starts rambling  :blah3: Llalania .... the cool kids are cutting class :homework: and heading outside  :walk: for a smoke.  :grouphug:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on June 03, 2006, 11:41 AM NHFT
Friday never did post any pictures from her Transylvania romp.



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Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on June 03, 2006, 11:45 AM NHFT
If some LP person starts rambling  :blah3: Llalania .... the cool kids are cutting class :homework: and heading outside  :walk: for a smoke.  :grouphug:

since when do you smoke?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 03, 2006, 06:42 PM NHFT
Nice picture!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 03, 2006, 06:46 PM NHFT
If some LP person starts rambling  :blah3: Llalania .... the cool kids are cutting class :homework: and heading outside  :walk: for a smoke.  :grouphug:

since when do you smoke?
I guess I don't .... but I start to lose control around polititians.

This meeting was not nearly so bad .... the republican candidate was at least from NH and was not so longwinded. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: ravelkinbow on June 03, 2006, 10:45 PM NHFT
we played hookie  :Bolt:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: intergraph19 on June 04, 2006, 12:08 PM NHFT
If some LP person starts rambling  :blah3: Llalania .... the cool kids are cutting class :homework: and heading outside  :walk: for a smoke.  :grouphug:

since when do you smoke?
I guess I don't .... but I start to lose control around polititians.

This meeting was not nearly so bad .... the republican candidate was at least from NH and was not so longwinded. :)

I liked him.  He seemed as honest as any politian can be expected to be.  I repsect a man who is open about his views. 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: ravelkinbow on June 04, 2006, 12:09 PM NHFT
who was it
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 04, 2006, 01:44 PM NHFT
Frank Sapareto
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: ravelkinbow on June 04, 2006, 01:55 PM NHFT
don't know much about him, sorry we missed it
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 04, 2006, 09:17 PM NHFT
I was wondering if I could be the speaker at the next meeting. If not .... could Caleb speak? I think he is running for an office in Keene. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on June 28, 2006, 11:00 PM NHFT
Russell, I only saw this post today.  What did you want to speak about?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on June 28, 2006, 11:01 PM NHFT
All Free State Project participants, friends, and liberty lovers are
cordially invited to the July meeting of the Merrimack Valley
Porcupines, representing the south-central part of the Free State of
New Hampshire. Come and hobnob with in-state political activists,
hear the latest local news, and find out how you can get involved!
Special guest speaker this month: Jon Babiarz, chair of the
Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, who has recently caused (another)
ruckus by running for the State House...as a Democrat!

Immediately after the MVP meeting, everyone is invited to help Kevin
R. and his dog move into their new home in Pembroke, along with the
standard post-move socializing, pizza-eating and frivolity.
http://www.anaglyph.net/kevin/LJ/20060604/movein.html

What: Merrimack Valley Porcupines monthly meeting
When: Saturday, July 1, 1:00PM - 2:30ish
Where: Bickford's Grill, 1000 South Willow Street, Manchester

There is plenty of free parking. Please consider eating lunch at
Bickford's to thank them for providing us with a meeting space at no
charge.

Hope to see you there!   :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 29, 2006, 09:41 AM NHFT
Russell, I only saw this post today.  What did you want to speak about?
I forget. Maybe it was "What would Ron Paul Do".
Should I pretend I am running for office somewhere?

We could talk about what we all liked about porcfest2006 and what we would like to do during porcfest2007. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on June 30, 2006, 08:03 AM NHFT
We could talk about what we all liked about porcfest2006 and what we would like to do during porcfest2007. :)

Works for me.  You can tell us all about how you're the new PorcFest Czar, and how you intend to coordinate PorcFest 2007 in a purely anarchical, civilly disobedient manner.   :icon_pirat:  I can't wait to see who/what you're going to replace all the politicians with on the schedule.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 30, 2006, 08:08 AM NHFT
He's only a shadow czar.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on June 30, 2006, 08:34 AM NHFT
That is really hard to say three times fast.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on June 30, 2006, 08:51 AM NHFT
He's only a shadow czar.
Like Raputin?
they usually have more power.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 30, 2006, 09:05 AM NHFT
I am helping plan porcfest with all the other "friends of porcfest".
We could talk about what the out of state visitors have thought of NH, porcfest, new porcupine friends at the meeting. :)

I don't think I will be picking the speaker lineup or anything. I did like that we had people from NH/FSP speaking, but there sure was a lot of talk about political/legal strategies. (5 speakers were from the NHLA ..... can you imagine if we would have had 5 speeches from the underground?)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 30, 2006, 04:18 PM NHFT
I will be selling Porcupine Raffle Tickets on Saturday.

I have $275 to give you Cathleen for the LSFund. Maybe you could give out the latest numbers you have. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on June 30, 2006, 04:49 PM NHFT
I am helping plan porcfest with all the other "friends of porcfest".
We could talk about what the out of state visitors have thought of NH, porcfest, new porcupine friends at the meeting. :)

I don't think I will be picking the speaker lineup or anything. I did like that we had people from NH/FSP speaking, but there sure was a lot of talk about political/legal strategies. (5 speakers were from the NHLA ..... can you imagine if we would have had 5 speeches from the underground?)

I am all for less speeches of all kind.  I would prefer more roundtable discussions.  Pick a topic. Sit at the table for an hour.  Pick another topic sit at the table for an hour. 
Plus too many in one day.  better to split it up into two 1/2 days.
ok I will quit bitchin.  I am just made because I didn't here Russell or Lauren speak. :'(
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 30, 2006, 04:54 PM NHFT
I am just made because I didn't here Russell or Lauren speak. :'(

Is Dreepa channeling Tracy?   :o

I think roundtables over two days is a good idea!  :D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on June 30, 2006, 05:00 PM NHFT
I am just made because I didn't here Russell or Lauren speak. :'(

Is Dreepa channeling Tracy?   :o

I think roundtables over two days is a good idea!  :D
Damn two in one message. that hurts.
I am glad I am going on vacation!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 01, 2006, 10:26 AM NHFT
Psst... over here.

Don't be mad Chris...

I got what you need... you know the good stuff... full resolution, unadulterated, classic Russell and the rest of the remarkable folks I've been documenting for a year.
Anyone else that wants the good stuff, I'll be at the meeting... at the door tell them Joe sent ya. ;D



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Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 01, 2006, 10:32 AM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on July 02, 2006, 03:17 PM NHFT
Psst... over here.

Don't be mad Chris...

I got what you need... you know the good stuff... full resolution, unadulterated, classic Russell and the rest of the remarkable folks I've been documenting for a year.
Anyone else that wants the good stuff, I'll be at the meeting... at the door tell them Joe sent ya. ;D



I just finnished viewing Roger's DVD and it is 'Good Stuff'.  I don't know if he is set up to sell them thru the mail.  Email him and ask.  This guy shows up at almost everything and delivers his coverage of events right away.  He has expended a lot of his time and money.  He needs some capital equipment to serve us better.  Buy his video!
Lloyd Has Spoke 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 02, 2006, 06:50 PM NHFT
I agree, good stuff!  He wants to set something up so Russell and I can sell them for him.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 03, 2006, 06:59 AM NHFT
Threads regarding Free State Activism 2005 - 2006 DVD
http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=4260.msg76189#msg76189
http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=12115.msg157831#msg157831
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 23, 2006, 04:12 PM NHFT
 Candidates Forum at the August Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting

Calling all liberty-loving political candidates! Running for office
takes a lot of work. Money doesn't hurt, either. Thanks to the
ongoing success of such organizations as the Free State Project and
the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, an unprecedented number of
libertarians / small-government activists are running for office in
New Hampshire this year. The Merrimack Valley Porcupines are one of
the best in-state pools of volunteers, able to plant yard signs,
distribute fliers, hold signs on election day, design campaign
websites, and maybe even contribute a buck or two. Here's your chance
to practice your public speaking skills, kiss a baby or two, and make
your sales pitch to a crack team of volunteers! There are a limited
number of weekends between now and election day. Our troops, while
stout of heart, are limited in number. Come and tell us what office
you are running for, why you think you're electable, why liberty will
be served by helping you to get elected, what kind of help you're
seeking, and why we should donate our critical volunteer hours to you
instead of, you know... that other libertarian running for office.

When: Saturday, August 5, 1:00 - 2:30ish
Where: back room of Bickford's Grille, 1000 S. Willow St., Manchester
Why: because you need us (admit it)

Members of all political parties, and independents, are welcome.
Depending on how many candidates wish to participate, we may need to
defer some speakers to September. Preference will be given to
candidates who have not already addressed the MVP in the last two
months. All candidates will be given an equal length of time to
address the group, probably in the 5 - 10 minute range. Time
violators will be shot.

If you would like to participate, and/or have any questions, please
contact Sandy Pierre at scitarel@yahoo.com or (603) 206-4352.

2006: the year of the New Hampshire libertarian juggernaut
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: toowm on July 23, 2006, 04:15 PM NHFT
Weren't you just saying on another thread that there's too much speechifying at these meetings? ??? ::)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 23, 2006, 04:15 PM NHFT
Do you have time for us to have the Porcupine Raffle drawing or should we do that at the Monadnock Porcupine meeting?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 23, 2006, 04:16 PM NHFT
Weren't you just saying on another thread that there's too much speechifying at these meetings? ??? ::)
Are you asking Sandy?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: toowm on July 23, 2006, 06:43 PM NHFT
Weren't you just saying on another thread that there's too much speechifying at these meetings? ??? ::)
Are you asking Sandy?

Quote from: russellkanning topic=Porcupine Raffle to benefit LSFund.org on Today
We were going to have the drawing at the Manchester Porc meeting in August ..... but I don't know if I can handle the speeches.

Sandy has enough trouble just herding the cats, and my family is bringing kittens! (Not the cute, cuddly kind, the jr. rebel kind.)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Caleb on July 23, 2006, 08:06 PM NHFT
Ummmm ... do you think Sandy will let Alex Jones speak if I can get him?  :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on July 23, 2006, 08:39 PM NHFT
Ummmm ... do you think Sandy will let Alex Jones speak if I can get him?  :)

Yes.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: toowm on July 23, 2006, 10:28 PM NHFT
We can wait for FTL_Mark to move, and he can do his Alex Jones impression.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on July 24, 2006, 10:06 PM NHFT
Do you have time for us to have the Porcupine Raffle drawing or should we do that at the Monadnock Porcupine meeting?

Gee, you mean you're coming?  I assumed that all the politicians would gross you out.  Sure, you can do the Porcupine Raffle drawing at the August meeting.  (You remember I gave you 5 bucks for raffle tickets at Kevin's house, right?)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on July 24, 2006, 10:08 PM NHFT
Ummmm ... do you think Sandy will let Alex Jones speak if I can get him?  :)

If you think you have any pull with Alex Jones, you should let Irena know.  That would absolutely pack the house at the Liberty Forum in February.  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Caleb on July 24, 2006, 10:18 PM NHFT
Well, I sent him an email testing the waters. I don't know about how much "pull" I have but a book I read somewhere said, "Until you make it, fake it."  I like that line, so I've decided to go around pretending I'm somebody important.  ;D  And you never answered my question to you:  Can he speak at a Merrimack Porc meeting?

Caleb
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on July 24, 2006, 10:27 PM NHFT
I would lean towards "no" only because I expect it would overwhelm Bickford's.  I'm sure he'd have something interesting to say.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 25, 2006, 07:33 AM NHFT
Gee, you mean you're coming?  I assumed that all the politicians would gross you out.  Sure, you can do the Porcupine Raffle drawing at the August meeting.  (You remember I gave you 5 bucks for raffle tickets at Kevin's house, right?)
I might have to leave the room for all the politics.
I remember you gave me $5 for the raffle. Didn't you just ask me to add it to the pot? I can't remember what we were talking about. Tickets sell for $10.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 25, 2006, 07:35 AM NHFT
Maybe I will have to turn over the tables at the meeting because many people have turned the FSP and porc meetings into a den of politicians (thieves).
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on July 25, 2006, 07:52 AM NHFT
I remember you gave me $5 for the raffle. Didn't you just ask me to add it to the pot? I can't remember what we were talking about. Tickets sell for $10.

Oh, I didn't realize raffle tickets are $10.  OK, just consider it a donation then.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 25, 2006, 08:22 AM NHFT
Caleb is putting in the other half ..... so you guys can share it like that movie.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 05, 2006, 09:26 AM NHFT
Coming over to try a little videotaping at the meeting.

Also have Free State Activism DVD's for sale... maybe it'll give me gas money ;D

Going to the Rally at the jail for Russell... it would be great to have a good turn out make a nice picture to send him. :)

Full day, loading the car... see you all soon.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
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Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on August 28, 2006, 09:32 AM NHFT
sure would be easier for me if we could move these back to noon.


in any case on saturday i'll probably be there at  around 11:30 if anyone wants to join me early. 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 28, 2006, 09:33 AM NHFT
They had some conflict at the restaurant at noon.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 30, 2006, 07:25 AM NHFT
This has apparently been cancelled this month...though I don't know why people wouldn't want to go and talk anyway.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 30, 2006, 07:45 AM NHFT
Having no speakers makes me more interested in going. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on August 30, 2006, 12:56 PM NHFT
OK, if you guys are going, we will be there.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: toowm on August 30, 2006, 12:58 PM NHFT
http://www.cellreception.com (http://www.cellreception.com) suggests T-mobile has bad coverage in Manchester.

I actually think we are going to have a good turnout on Saturday.

So there, Sandy, you can cancel our meeting, but you can't take away our  :brave:! ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on August 30, 2006, 12:59 PM NHFT
Me & Dana are touching down in Manch around 10am and we were still planning on stopping by Bickfords around 1pm. Would like to meet you all.

And a friendly warning to Russell, I'm one of those liberty politician guys so I'd be happy to speechify if you decide you really really miss it !
:)

scott

P.S. Does t-mobile get reception in NH?

Hey Scott... we'll probably be there too.
Have you joined the NHLA (http://nhlibetry.org) yet?

T-mobile gets some reception in the cities, but it's poor. Even here in Concord, I get at most 2-3 bars :(

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CStrong on August 30, 2006, 09:50 PM NHFT
As I am going to be visiting NH when this is kinda gonna be, I will be attending this, or at least go to there at 13:00.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on August 30, 2006, 10:06 PM NHFT
http://www.cellreception.com (http://www.cellreception.com) suggests T-mobile has bad coverage in Manchester.

I actually think we are going to have a good turnout on Saturday.

So there, Sandy, you can cancel our meeting, but you can't take away our  :brave:! ;)

Interesting. I wonder if Dave Mincin gets this when he cancels Seacoast meetings? Or if Seth got this for cancelling the Concord meeting?  Or if, when people gather in Keene without Kat and Russell present, it's still called a Monadnock Porcupines meeting?  This is the only meeting I've cancelled all year.  Frankly, I'm amazed at the amount of negative feedback I've received. I've been getting phone calls, emails, and now this forum thread. So very, very sorry that the fact that *I* have to work over a 3-day holiday weekend, and the only person who expressed an interest in being on the agenda has been in the #$%% HOSPITAL, cramps so many other people's style.   :P

FYI, I am stepping down at the end of the year.  Want to lead the group, toowm?

And Dada, as I have already told you repeatedly, the ONLY reason meetings were rescheduled to 1:00 is because the room isn't available until then. It's just super to get this complaint over and over from the very guy who got us in trouble at Milly's and caused us to relocate in the first place.  ::)

Sometimes I get so sick of this #$%.  :(

Going to bed now.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on August 30, 2006, 10:43 PM NHFT
I'm really surprised that you're getting the negative calls and emails.  The stuff on this forum appears light hearted enough.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on August 30, 2006, 11:01 PM NHFT
People are calling and e-mailing to complain?

Gee I guess they are lost with out you Sandy.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: toowm on August 30, 2006, 11:40 PM NHFT
Sorry -- I wasn't trying to lay into you -- I closed with the wink (;)) to try to show I was teasing. I know that herding cats is a thankless job. We really appreciate everything you've done for the MVP and the broader movement.

I stay on the Chicago porc list for just such an occasion as Scott and Dana visiting, so I suggested the MVP meeting. Also, in another thread, I offered to bring my 4th amendment tape for the backpack protest.  I think the central location and larger number of people relative to Keene, Seacoast, and Concord means that we probably should keep the first Saturday slot going, even when we might not have a formal meeting.

I am not interested at all in leading the group next year. Each of you does alot for liberty and sometimes it feels like I'm a slacker, because my family and job take so much of my time. But I hope the things I am doing will make a difference.

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 31, 2006, 12:00 AM NHFT
Interesting. I wonder if Dave Mincin gets this when he cancels Seacoast meetings? Or if Seth got this for cancelling the Concord meeting?  Or if, when people gather in Keene without Kat and Russell present, it's still called a Monadnock Porcupines meeting?
Dave - no
I don't go to those meetings anyways.
Seth - yes
I was thinking of holding the meeting without him.
Kat - yes
The meetings go on without us.

I guess what I am saying is that since 50-70 people show up each month, we should not cancel the meetings. Kat and I might not be able to come this saturday, but others will turn up. :)
I also consider a lack of speakers to be a positive sign for most meetings.

As for the liberty zombie ... I don't know.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on August 31, 2006, 03:28 PM NHFT
Gee, I didn't see these postings as negative. I think it is neat that it happens anyway. Maybe we don't need a leader next year. Does anyone have one of those speaking staffs we can just pass around?

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 31, 2006, 03:39 PM NHFT
Especially since we have visiting porcs inbound for this meeting, we would be remiss as the welcome wagon if we didn't hold this meeting at it's regular time. We will miss Sandy and maybe some others, but we can welcome the visitors to our fair state.
We can observe a moment of silence for those that are working on Saturday and cannot make it. Which will be immediately followed by us stuffing our faces.
If your name is Dada or if you like breakfast buffets, please come early to enjoy the buffet and the company of the the early bird porcs. :)
If I cannot make it, Cathleen I pass the welcome wagon torch/speaking staff to you.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on September 02, 2006, 09:30 AM NHFT
wow a breakfast gig?  I had been planning on coming up around 1130 but maybe i should go earlier.

will just get there as soon as practical 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 02, 2006, 12:22 PM NHFT
dada is in the house waiting for others to join him. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: toowm on September 02, 2006, 08:21 PM NHFT
We had a good turnout -- around 35 folks including 5 visiting porcs.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 02, 2006, 08:38 PM NHFT
cool
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on September 02, 2006, 09:30 PM NHFT
Memo to those not yet moved... when was the last time any of you went to an UNcancelled libertarian meeting that had 35 people ?  Let alone a cancelled one.. LOL

even with the alleged lack of speakers I still thought there was too much announcing and speaking, although I'm guilty of adding 30 seconds to to that by plugging NHfree.com :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 02, 2006, 09:34 PM NHFT
You guys had announcements and speaking at a cancelled meeting? Did anyone bring the Robert's Rules of Order book or hold a board meeting?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on September 02, 2006, 09:48 PM NHFT
You guys had announcements and speaking at a cancelled meeting? Did anyone bring the Robert's Rules of Order book or hold a board meeting?



I heard it was a secret meeting to write a new mission statement.  :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 02, 2006, 09:49 PM NHFT
So who were the new guys/visitors?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on September 03, 2006, 11:22 AM NHFT
Chicago is apparently shipping faster then we can count.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 03, 2006, 12:22 PM NHFT
Our receiving department is just jammed with incoming porcs.

"We're doing everything we can Captain, but we are knee-deep in porcupines down here."
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on September 03, 2006, 01:07 PM NHFT
The Problem With Porcs
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: KBCraig on September 03, 2006, 02:18 PM NHFT
They're like spiny tribbles!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on September 03, 2006, 05:17 PM NHFT
I know who I would vote for to play Harry Mud.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: jaqeboy on September 03, 2006, 09:39 PM NHFT
Some brief notes from today's meeting. Though the meeting was sort of canceled, 28 people showed up and a good time was had by all. We occupied about 3/4 of the side room that we usually fill.

Jack Shimek volunteered to lead the meeting under the basic format that has been used in the past:

Welcomes:
We welcomed 6 new meeting attenders (sorry, didn't get all the names written down):

    John from Phoenix, Arizona
    Couple from Chicago
    guy from California
    another couple from Chicago suburbs

They were offered hospitality and assistance with their interests.

Events last month:
Russell Kanning's sentencing hearing - reviewed by Kathleen
Candidate activities:

    Joel Winters - Joel reviewed his progress
    Mary Maxwell - Seth reviewed Mary's media exposure

Events - upcoming month:
the Tall Pines Center in Amherst is continuing with renovations, but announces first upcoming events:

    11 September: 9-11 Truth Day, by Independent Voices for Truth (link soon on TPC site)
    16 September: Second Life virtual FSP meeting, 7PM, by Ray Bock (link soon on TPC site)

Renaissance Reading Room continuing with Board meetings to settle policies - will announce Open House soon to be held in approx. 3 weeks.

New Hampshire Liberty Forum - Rich T. reviewed progress of organizers, announced John Stossel will be keynote speaker. Other speakers to be announced as they are confirmed. There will be a exhibitors/vendor area.

New Hampshire Center for Constitutional Studies - 17 September Constitution Day dinner - you should get tickets in advance. Speakers include Bob Schultz of We the People.

Nor Fed - Charles Hampe announced New Hampshire Liberty Dollar 1oz. silver coin, made special offer to Porcupines.

Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 17th) event - Seth announced plans to gather up all Merrimack Valley Pirates and attend "Pirates" and party. Look for details on the FSP forum.

Candidates plans & Primary Day, September 12th

Concord Porcupines will meet next Saturday at the Red Apple buffet in Concord

New Hampshire Sports and Social Club - Shuvom reviewed their upcoming games

New Hampshire Liberty Alliance - Rich T. presented the Activist of the Year award to Joel Winters.

NHFree.com - Dave R. reminded people to log onto NHFree.com for a calendar of events and forums.

We adjourned early, but stayed late. Apologies for anything I missed. Send your corrections to this list.

Next month's meeting will be back in Sandy's able hands.

Jack
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 03, 2006, 09:42 PM NHFT
8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: maxxoccupancy on September 09, 2006, 04:14 PM NHFT
quick question

I just talked with Andy Martel (who earned an 80% voting record with NHLA, and was surprised that he didn't get high 90's, as with other scorecards), and he agreed to come to the next MVP meeting in October at Bickford's.  Who do I speak ti about getting him a moment to speak at the next MVP meeting?

He is being challenged by Betsy Devries, who has a 24% record with NHLA, and has been consistantly voting for tax and spending increases in both the State House and the Manchester Aldermanic Board.  Devries voted against a House bill nullifying any UN decision that countered the US Consititution, and almost all of her money is coming in from out of state.

-M
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 09, 2006, 06:00 PM NHFT
Friday
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on September 09, 2006, 09:32 PM NHFT
Tell him that many ANTI REALID folks will be there. (and they haven't forgotten)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 09, 2006, 09:35 PM NHFT
Bring your rotten tomatoes.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 19, 2006, 08:00 AM NHFT
"Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 17th) event - Seth announced plans to gather up all Merrimack Valley Pirates and attend "Pirates" and party. Look for details on the FSP forum."

I love what Seth and the boys have done to the FSP site today.
www.freestateproject.com
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Posterity on September 20, 2006, 12:26 AM NHFT
We welcomed 6 new meeting attenders (sorry, didn't get all the names written down):

    John from Phoenix, Arizona

That would be me.  I was in NH on vacation and dropped by the MVP meeting unannounced.  Luckily it wasn't really cancelled!

It was great to put some faces to names and to hear about what porcs are actually doing in NH.  Very cool!

For the lurkers and fence-sitters, I encourage you to visit NH and see what's happening.  You'll see how serious everyone is.  And NH is just a great place to visit too!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 20, 2006, 12:12 PM NHFT
and he saw a half cancelled meeting and heard from polititians. ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: maxxoccupancy on September 25, 2006, 09:50 PM NHFT
Okay, but who do I talk to about getting Martel a few minutes to speak?  He will be showing up anyhow, so who sets up the agenda?

--Max
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on September 25, 2006, 10:10 PM NHFT
Okay, but who do I talk to about getting Martel a few minutes to speak?  He will be showing up anyhow, so who sets up the agenda?

--Max
Talk to Sandy.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on September 25, 2006, 10:11 PM NHFT
Okay, but who do I talk to about getting Martel a few minutes to speak?  He will be showing up anyhow, so who sets up the agenda?
Friday (aka Sandy) is the organizer. Contact her to get on the agenda.

Be aware, however, that if Andre Martel shows his face, and the first words out of his mouth are anything other than "PLEASE FORGIVE ME! I HAVE REALIZED THAT REAL-ID IS TERRIBLE AND MUST BE STOPPED!", he is going to be verbally gang-raped. I fully intend to be one of those doing the raping. Consider yourself (and Andre) warned.

Sorry, but it's more polite to put this up-front than to blind-side you.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on September 25, 2006, 10:13 PM NHFT
he is going to be verbally gang-raped. I fully intend to be one of those doing the raping. Consider yourself (and Andre) warned.
Wow.  I guess I have to go to the meeting now.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 25, 2006, 10:40 PM NHFT
Tomatoes are more fun and nonViolent.

V is for Verbal assault by Denis
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on September 25, 2006, 10:42 PM NHFT
Tomatoes are more fun and nonViolent.
Only if one eats them. The moment they are turned into projectiles, that fine line between non-Violent and Violent gets crossed.

Remember remember the seventh of October
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Rocketman on September 25, 2006, 10:45 PM NHFT
I think it's wise for us to be polite, but Martel better know he will face tough questions on Real ID.  I will stop somewhere short of verbally raping him...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on September 25, 2006, 10:47 PM NHFT
I will stop somewhere short of verbally raping him...
Got it. You're the verbal fluffer.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 25, 2006, 10:54 PM NHFT
Tomatoes for backstabbers.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: tracysaboe on September 26, 2006, 02:25 AM NHFT
Tomatoes are more fun and nonViolent.

Dude. Tomatoes are violent man!

TRacy
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 26, 2006, 03:29 AM NHFT
We're supposed to pick the lesser of two evils, right?  Isn't tomatoes better than tarring and feathering?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on September 26, 2006, 01:42 PM NHFT
Tomato throwing isn't my style, but getting up and walking out is. You won't get the time of day from me, much less a vote or a donation if you support Real-ID.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on September 26, 2006, 01:46 PM NHFT
You won't get the time of day from me, much less a vote or a donation if you support Real-ID.
That single sentence would be an excellent LTE.
http://www.nhliberty.org/how_to_help_candidates -- has links to post online LTEs to Nashua Telegraph, Union Leader, and Concord Monitor
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: JonM on September 26, 2006, 01:57 PM NHFT
Perhaps we can try to turn him against REAL-ID before attempting to turn him against us.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 26, 2006, 02:15 PM NHFT
hahahahahaha
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Rocketman on September 26, 2006, 02:27 PM NHFT
Martel might get reelected.  If he does, we will need him to vote against Real ID.  I will be polite to the guy, but I'll tell him in no uncertain terms that his vote on Real ID was awful, and that it cost him any chance at getting my support.

If he comes, I urge people not to throw things.  I like it when politicians come to our meetings and try to kiss our asses, and I want them to keep coming.  It's good entertainment value if nothing else, and it's also, definitely, a sign of progress for the movement.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 26, 2006, 03:24 PM NHFT
So if he gets reelected .... that determines some of our behavior? That does not make sense to me.

Watching polititians being polititians is not fun for me.

"V" is for Vamooooos.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on September 26, 2006, 04:41 PM NHFT
If the guy was invited to the meeting, or, asked to address it and was accepted, the worse thing you should do to him is assault hm with questions that he either can't answer or, looks like a fool (in that crowd) because of the answers he gives.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 26, 2006, 06:38 PM NHFT
Why invite him?
These guys are the problem.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Ron Helwig on September 26, 2006, 06:42 PM NHFT
Why invite him?

Because maybe we have some tomatoes that didn't get picked in time and are rotting?  ;D

Actually, I'm in the camp that says we should listen somewhat respectfully, but question strongly. We should try to pursuade those who are taking the anti-freedom position.

I think we want the politicians to think they need to come to us.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 26, 2006, 06:45 PM NHFT
We could invite the Supreme Court guys and ask about Kelo.
We could ask Bush why he likes taking over other countries.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Ron Helwig on September 26, 2006, 06:48 PM NHFT
We could invite the Supreme Court guys and ask about Kelo.
We could ask Bush why he likes taking over other countries.

Frankly, I would love for those guys to get asked questions by people who aren't afraid to lose their jobs if the questionee doesn't like the question.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: error on September 26, 2006, 08:07 PM NHFT
You can get a day pass to a White House press briefing by calling up the press office and asking for one. They do ask for your name, date of birth and Social Security number. And they'll probably turn you down, especially if you don't give them a Social Security number. But if a trip to D.C. is in your near future, it might be worth looking into.

Personally I'm not going anywhere near that cesspool if I can possibly avoid it.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on September 27, 2006, 07:39 AM NHFT
Why invite him?
These guys are the problem.

Then, don't invite them to your meeting
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 27, 2006, 07:43 AM NHFT
The MVP meeting is as much my meeting as it is any other porcupine. It would be rotten if the polititians took over and ruined those meetings.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on September 27, 2006, 07:47 AM NHFT
No, its their meeting and they are mostly, political types.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 27, 2006, 09:01 AM NHFT
We took a vote once and the majority wanted secession .... so I think they are my kind of people. :)
Maybe we should have picnics so we can use tomatoes. I wouldn't want to ruin Bickfords carpet.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: toowm on September 27, 2006, 09:30 AM NHFT
I'm all y'alls people. ;) Just finishing Murray Rothbard's For a New Liberty. In the last chapter, he defines the standard for what he calls libertarians:

He quotes an early 19th century abolitionist who stressed that the goal will always be freedom from slavery, but that, tragically, they would have to settle for incremental steps.

I think a voluntary solution here is allowing anybody who wants to speak to us the opportunity to speak, but an informal gathering spot outside (at least when the weather is nice) for anybody who doesn't want to hear it, or wants to make a statement about the particular speaker.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 27, 2006, 09:33 AM NHFT
Nice  :D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 27, 2006, 09:53 AM NHFT
How about we make the polititians stay outside and talk through the glass. :)

I like Murray.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: maxxoccupancy on September 29, 2006, 03:10 PM NHFT
Perhaps we can try to turn him against REAL-ID before attempting to turn him against us.

Andy Martel has an almost spotless proliberty voting record - helmet laws, taxes, property rights, self defense, homeschooling, etc...  He has also agreed to sponsor a bill keeping NH out of National ID cards, and publicly opposes Real ID.  He initially supported 1582, but was convinced to table the bill for whatever reason.

Truth be told, Libertarians have been elected to state legislatures who don't offer as good a voting record.  His opponent, Devries, is one of those crazy liberals who has voted to raise taxes about 15 times as state rep and Alderman.  In fact, she is one of the Infamous Eight on the Manchester Board of Alderman, and could do real damage becoming an entrenched statist from a district that had been putting in statist Dems for over 40 years.

This will be a close fight, and we will regret not helping Andy, not just next year, but over many, many years of living under the heel of Devries and her successors.

--Max
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on September 29, 2006, 03:24 PM NHFT
Just finishing Murray Rothbard's For a New Liberty
...
He quotes an early 19th century abolitionist who stressed that the goal will always be freedom from slavery, but that, tragically, they would have to settle for incremental steps.
I just re-read this thread and that point really struck me!
Everyone who rejects "anything less than complete freedom NOW!" should think about the above statement very, very carefully.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on September 29, 2006, 03:25 PM NHFT
Andy Martel ... publicly opposes Real ID
That's fantastic news!
Now show me a URL where I can see that he is saying that, not you speaking for him.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on September 29, 2006, 08:48 PM NHFT
Andy Martel ... publicly opposes Real ID
That's fantastic news!
Now show me a URL where I can see that he is saying that, not you speaking for him.
maybe he will join the forum?
If he comes to MVP... we can ask him in front of all the people... and get him on video tape.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 29, 2006, 09:00 PM NHFT
He will be happy to say that he is against National ID ..... then he will vote for it again.
Charlie Bass says he hates National ID .... and he sponsored the Real ID bill. He says it is not a NatID.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on September 30, 2006, 11:26 AM NHFT
The MVP meeting is as much my meeting as it is any other porcupine. It would be rotten if the polititians took over and ruined those meetings.

 ::)

Merrimack Valley Porcupines: founded by Cal Pratt, holder of multiple elected positions, recent research director of the NHLA
Last year's MVP organizer: Joel Winters, aspiring politician, founder of NH CASPIAN
Current organizer: Sandy P., who has been inviting politicians to meetings all year long, and now has every intention of absolutely PACKING every single meeting through the rest of the year with politicians, just to annoy Russell.

I would like to announce that Russell has inspired me to run for governor of New Hampshire in 20XX (not sure of the date yet).  I welcome your vote.  ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on September 30, 2006, 11:32 AM NHFT
We took a vote once and the majority wanted secession .... so I think they are my kind of people. :)


Correction: a majority of those who voted wanted secession... those who voted were a minority of those in attendance.
Quote
Maybe we should have picnics so we can use tomatoes. I wouldn't want to ruin Bickfords carpet.

No matter what your feelings are about Senator Martel, I would appreciate it if you would respect the Bickford's business by not hurling produce inside their establishment.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on October 01, 2006, 11:58 AM NHFT
The MVP meeting is as much my meeting as it is any other porcupine. It would be rotten if the polititians took over and ruined those meetings.

 ::)

Merrimack Valley Porcupines: founded by Cal Pratt, holder of multiple elected positions, recent research director of the NHLA
Last year's MVP organizer: Joel Winters, aspiring politician, founder of NH CASPIAN
Current organizer: Sandy P., who has been inviting politicians to meetings all year long, and now has every intention of absolutely PACKING every single meeting through the rest of the year with politicians, just to annoy Russell.

 :D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on October 01, 2006, 06:56 PM NHFT
"I would like to announce that Russell has inspired me to run for governor of New Hampshire in 20XX (not sure of the date yet).  I welcome your vote.  Grin"

Sandy for govener!! Her motto= Don't make me stop this state and come back there.......
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 01, 2006, 09:49 PM NHFT
No governor  >:(  Sandy for President!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 01, 2006, 09:54 PM NHFT
It's getting worse every day.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 01, 2006, 10:20 PM NHFT
It's getting worse every day.

Anarchists counting votes... it's a crazy alternate universe.  :laughing6:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 01, 2006, 10:23 PM NHFT
I demand a recount.

How about cherry tomatoes?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on October 03, 2006, 07:31 PM NHFT
The Merrimack Valley Porcupines will be meeting this Saturday.  It's campaign season, and we're going to have more politicians than you can shake a stick at!  Speakers will include House candidate and the NHLA's Director of Political Action Don Gorman;  Research Director of the NHLA, Denis Goddard, with a smorgasbord of election day volunteer opportunities; and State Senator Andre Martel, running for reelection.  We will also be celebrating the third anniversary of the designation of New Hampshire as the "Free State" by the Free State Project.   :occasion1:  All liberty lovers are cordially invited.

Where: Bickford's, 1000 S. Willow St., Manchester
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 1:00PM - 2:30ish

Hope to see you there!  :D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 03, 2006, 10:01 PM NHFT
I will be laying cement at Shorty's and throwing water balloons at the feds. :)
You guys have fun running for office in Manchester.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on October 06, 2006, 07:10 PM NHFT
Please folks, do come to Bickford's tomorrow if possible.

We'll be getting volunteers to hold signs on election day, FOR FELLOW PORCS who are running for office.
The good news is, we have quite a few people willing to spend the money and time to run for office.
The realistic news is, they need our support -- YOUR support -- to have a chance at winning.
Holding signs on election day is very easy, a fun way to hang out and meet people, and has a BIG impact on the election.

I know there are other things going on on Saturday, and people can only be in one place at one time.
Whatever you do, please do something to help make our experiment in freedom a success.
Thanks
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on October 06, 2006, 07:14 PM NHFT
Would love to attend ,but cant.:( Hope all go's well.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on October 06, 2006, 08:57 PM NHFT
I will hold a sign on election day, but we won't be at this meeting.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on October 06, 2006, 10:09 PM NHFT
I will hold a sign on election day, but we won't be at this meeting.
Our biggest need for sign-holders is in Manchester.
Anyone who wants to help, but won't be at the meeting, please PM me and let me know what shift(s) you can hold signs:
Morning (6AM-10AM), Midday (10AM-2PM) or Afternoon (2PM-6PM)

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: davemincin on November 03, 2006, 06:47 PM NHFT
Just my thought...but thinking the MMP should pitch the meeting tomorrow.
Have a quick lunch and get out and help our people.

Don't see how setting there listening to speakers for a couple of good daylight
hours, the weekend before the vote, helps promote freedom, when Joel, Karl, Jon, and Keith could really use your help at that time...pounding the streets!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Rochelle on November 04, 2006, 06:14 PM NHFT
Quote
Just my thought...but thinking the MMP should pitch the meeting tomorrow.
How does one pitch a meeting  ???

I suppose we could start holding them in tents but it might be a little cold come winter  ;D (sorry Dave, I had to)

But I thought it was fun, there were lit drops before and after the meeting and it's generally a good way for people who are out of the loop to learn about lit drops that are going on and which candidates still need help and what all is planned for the next month. I think it was a pretty good meeting. I especially liked learning about the (aw crap...what was it??)....claremont decision? Anyway, I'm definitely going to contact that guy and help with that. It happened in Kansas, it could definitely happen here and I aim to stop it.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: toowm on November 04, 2006, 06:58 PM NHFT
The meeting was definitely shorter than usual, but I was glad we hung around a bit, because a couple came from Mass after having a flat tire on the way up.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 04, 2006, 09:19 PM NHFT
I am glad to see that the meeting still happened. You never who will be visiting, or when exactly they will show up. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Friday on November 04, 2006, 09:49 PM NHFT
Sorry I missed it, but I was busy planning SECESSION with Caleb, Hollywood and Sean.  And yes, we made sure that Caleb got properly inebriated on his birthday. >:D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on November 04, 2006, 11:31 PM NHFT
Good job. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on November 22, 2006, 05:10 PM NHFT
any ideas what if anything we should do after this meeting?  Anything in the manchester area you guys would like 2 demonstrate against or in favor of?  BTW a South Korean TV network will probably be at the meeting.

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on November 25, 2006, 12:01 AM NHFT
I've put up an idea for a post meeting demonstration, against the not yet proposed income tax

http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=6203.0
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on November 30, 2006, 12:35 PM NHFT
I'm trying to buy and sell a lot of things this month...and I'll be at the meeting.  you may want to look at the link below to see if there is anything you want to bring to the meeting and sell me. 

http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?&board=28.0
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on December 01, 2006, 08:07 PM NHFT
the demosntration will actually be against real id.  i have 5 signs and 2 flags
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on December 10, 2006, 12:54 AM NHFT
turnout at the meeting was 57

turnout at the demonstration was 7 plus media  , thanks to all who attended!

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: d_goddard on December 10, 2006, 01:47 AM NHFT
turnout at the demonstration was 7 plus media  , thanks to all who attended!
Groovy.
Which media were there?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on December 10, 2006, 04:43 AM NHFT
Korean TV guys.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 10, 2006, 08:06 AM NHFT
don't forget all the circling bedford cops/armed thugs.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on December 30, 2006, 08:50 PM NHFT
last meeting was really good in terms of good speakers and lack of excessive length of speeches

also what's the latest regarding the location  for the feb.  met now that bickford's is closing
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 30, 2006, 09:06 PM NHFT
sounds like they can stay there until March unless something else comes up better
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on January 06, 2007, 08:07 PM NHFT
Here's a partial turnout report:  By 1:30 turnout was 50

after that more folks may have shown up but I had to leave at that point to head to work.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Pat K on January 06, 2007, 08:35 PM NHFT
:) cool
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 06, 2007, 09:07 PM NHFT
we were packed as usual. It was a great meeting .... no speeches by politicians.

Maybe we can find a bigger place.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: FSPinNY on January 06, 2007, 09:11 PM NHFT
Yeah, a bigger place.  8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Rosie the Riveter on January 06, 2007, 10:26 PM NHFT
Here's a partial turnout report:  By 1:30 turnout was 50

after that more folks may have shown up but I had to leave at that point to head to work.


Holy Shit -- 50 people -- Now that is cool....

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 07, 2007, 06:39 AM NHFT
It was standing room only at one point.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: ny2nh on January 25, 2007, 07:41 AM NHFT
Any updates on where the February meeting is going to be held?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 25, 2007, 10:10 AM NHFT
I contacted Shuvom and he said they are OK until March on Bickford's.

I think they have to move in March, but can stay in Feb.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 01, 2007, 09:34 AM NHFT
We will be at this meeting in Feb, despite the fact that they are going to let a presidential politician speak.
I will be eating in the next room when the speechafying starts to aid digestion. You are welcome to join me there.

75% chance I will be there
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Ron Helwig on February 02, 2007, 08:59 AM NHFT
Deerfield has a town meeting at 9 am. I'll only be showing up to MVP if the town meeting is over by then.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 02, 2007, 03:20 PM NHFT
hop off the machine man ... life is good on solid ground
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 02, 2007, 06:15 PM NHFT
Deerfield has a town meeting at 9 am. I'll only be showing up to MVP if the town meeting is over by then.

%?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on February 03, 2007, 09:10 AM NHFT
We will be at this meeting in Feb, despite the fact that they are going to let a presidential politician speak.
I will be eating in the next room when the speechafying starts to aid digestion. You are welcome to join me there.

75% chance I will be there

I am so used to being the one who imitates russell...that it is a shock and great honor to see him imitate me on two counts in one post :)

btw i do not think bickford's is still open but I plan to go there anyway and hang out until people show up at the abandoned building!   we can always  pick another spot and post it on the doorway.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 03, 2007, 09:20 AM NHFT
I might get there early. We can pick a spot if necessary.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Rosie the Riveter on February 04, 2007, 03:31 PM NHFT
How was the meeting yesterday? -- Were you even able to meet? Did you have to find another location or was Bickfords open? 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2007, 04:17 PM NHFT
Very good .... at Bickfords. The politician only talked for 5-10 minutes.
We are going to some place called tbones or something in Bedford.
I talked with Brett (ragnar76) ... he did not hand me a gold bar.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: aworldnervelink on February 04, 2007, 04:30 PM NHFT
Turnout yesterday was between 50-60 people, including 3 new movers.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2007, 05:02 PM NHFT
I met Eques
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on February 04, 2007, 10:58 PM NHFT
Deerfield has a town meeting at 9 am. I'll only be showing up to MVP if the town meeting is over by then.

%?
Deliberative session Lloyd.

Damn I didn't get to meet the new movers.
I, too, met eques in person.

Russell my son said that the guy in the suit talked too much.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on February 05, 2007, 12:25 AM NHFT
Turnout yesterday was between 50-60 people, including 3 new movers.


I trust you mentioned the Ron Paul thing?

I will send out a reminder just before the time...

I am not on all the different Porc lists (MVP, Sea, Mon, PLN, Dart, Conc) so I just send to one person who I think will post to those.
I posted on several other calendars and websites and other mailing lists like LL's and RLCNH.
And then there is the CNHT membership list.

All in all that covers about 1,500 people or more.
It will be nice if we can get 40-50 people there.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on February 05, 2007, 12:57 AM NHFT
Russell my son said that the guy in the suit talked too much.

Who was the guy in the suit?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 05, 2007, 01:36 AM NHFT
Russell my son said that the guy in the suit talked too much.
Our kids are determined to live free. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: error on February 05, 2007, 07:57 AM NHFT
Russell my son said that the guy in the suit talked too much.

Who was the guy in the suit?

He Who Must Not Be Named.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on February 05, 2007, 08:55 AM NHFT
George Phillies spoke... .and yes Russell was right he did not speak for a long time.

Yes the Ron Paul event was mentioned several times and handouts were passed around.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: error on February 05, 2007, 09:09 AM NHFT
The question, though, is did he say anything worth hearing? Or is he going to be the next in a very long line of LP paper candidates?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 05, 2007, 09:25 AM NHFT
Deerfield has a town meeting at 9 am. I'll only be showing up to MVP if the town meeting is over by then.

%?
Deliberative session Lloyd.

We neet an emoticon where a guy is waving his hand over the top of his head going: "Waaaaaaaa!!!!!!

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: JonM on February 05, 2007, 09:40 AM NHFT
The question, though, is did he say anything worth hearing? Or is he going to be the next in a very long line of LP paper candidates?

He said his goal is to build up a volunteer organization that would leave the LP stronger in 2009 that it is now in 2007.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: JonM on February 05, 2007, 09:42 AM NHFT
I ate at T-bones in Salem yesterday.  Thought the french onion soup could have used a few more onions and was a bit watery, but the flavor was good.  The ruben sandwich was also good.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Ruger Mason on February 05, 2007, 10:34 AM NHFT
I hope the MVP folks will keep their options open starting in April.  Rumor has it that there will be a new restaurant in Manchester opening around then.  Good food, good beer, plenty of room, non-smoking and open carry allowed.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: JonM on February 05, 2007, 10:42 AM NHFT
The agreement to move is for the next two meetings, after which the group will re-evaluate.  It was split nearly evenly between going back to Millys and trying T-Bones.  Since it was about doing something different, T-Bones won.  Unless the experience is horrible in March, it will likely remain T-Bones in April, at which time we'll decide where to go from there.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on February 05, 2007, 12:32 PM NHFT
The agreement to move is for the next two meetings, after which the group will re-evaluate.  It was split nearly evenly between going back to Millys and trying T-Bones.  Since it was about doing something different, T-Bones won.  Unless the experience is horrible in March, it will likely remain T-Bones in April, at which time we'll decide where to go from there.

The food at T-Bones is not that great, but I suppose it's convenient for the time being.

So it's T-bones for two months?

Well you know the LPNH was upset about being notified about the Ron Paul event and even posted a disclaimer about it.

So if they are going to go with an unknown like Phillies, so be it.

But most of their members liked the idea of meeting Ron Paul and at the very least were not offended by having been notified of the event. D'uh.

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: JonM on February 05, 2007, 01:13 PM NHFT
What does the LPNH have to do with Republican Ron Paul?

Someone asked George if he would drop out because Ron is running, first question actually.  He said he is running for the Libertarian Party ticket, and what good is a party that doesn't run someone for President to help build the volunteer force.  Now in the extreme outside chance Ron actually won the Republican nomination, well that's a different question.  George acknowledged such an event would likely pull donations and volunteers from him.  Either way that's a bridge we have yet to cross.  George is busy campaigning for the Libertarian Party nomination.  He mentioned an upcoming debate that would include the "serious" candidates for the LP.  I of course, don't recall when he said that was.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on February 05, 2007, 01:25 PM NHFT
What does the LPNH have to do with Republican Ron Paul?

Ron is a prominent libertarian. But notice he had to run as something else to get where he is?

To my way of thinking, getting liberty oriented people elected should be the goal here.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on February 05, 2007, 01:58 PM NHFT

Well you know the LPNH was upset about being notified about the Ron Paul event and even posted a disclaimer about it.

So if they are going to go with an unknown like Phillies, so be it.

But most of their members liked the idea of meeting Ron Paul and at the very least were not offended by having been notified of the event. D'uh.



Correction: A member of the purist faction of the LPNH board was upset about being notified....

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on February 05, 2007, 02:01 PM NHFT


Correction: A member of the purist faction of the LPNH board was upset about being notified....

Cathleen

I had a feeling it was just one person but since I was told that 'the phone was ringing off the hook with complaints' I was led to believe otherwise. I did not get specific names and even had many write to tell me that it was just fine by them that they were told of this event...because they would love to attend.

Thanks Cath!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on February 05, 2007, 02:10 PM NHFT
What does the LPNH have to do with Republican Ron Paul?

Someone asked George if he would drop out because Ron is running, first question actually.  He said he is running for the Libertarian Party ticket, and what good is a party that doesn't run someone for President to help build the volunteer force.  Now in the extreme outside chance Ron actually won the Republican nomination, well that's a different question.  George acknowledged such an event would likely pull donations and volunteers from him.  Either way that's a bridge we have yet to cross.  George is busy campaigning for the Libertarian Party nomination.  He mentioned an upcoming debate that would include the "serious" candidates for the LP.  I of course, don't recall when he said that was.
I agree... LPers if they so choose can help Ron Paul get the GOP nod... if Ron Paul wins the nomination then the conversation can take place.

I think the debate is in March or April..... it is not on his own calendar. (*yet)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: eques on February 05, 2007, 02:15 PM NHFT
I met Russell, Dreepa, and Rocketman... I very nearly left because I was feeling claustrophobic, and then Russell pointed out people that maybe I wanted to say "hi" to.  ;D

My girlfriend said that that Phillies guy reminded her of Bob Parr's boss from the Incredibles.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on February 05, 2007, 02:19 PM NHFT
Most of the candidates will be in NH many many times.

I want to make sure this one is particularly welcome since they contacted us.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 05, 2007, 04:35 PM NHFT
Every meeting is different and you will meet different people. If you are in Concord, you will like that meeting ..... very big room ... no speakers.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Rochelle on February 25, 2007, 11:30 AM NHFT
Btw, the location for the next MVP meeting has apparently changed...I can't remember where to but I heard last night it was no longer at T-bones?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Rosie the Riveter on February 25, 2007, 12:58 PM NHFT
I met Russell, Dreepa, and Rocketman... I very nearly left because I was feeling claustrophobic, and then Russell pointed out people that maybe I wanted to say "hi" to.  ;D

My girlfriend said that that Phillies guy reminded her of Bob Parr's boss from the Incredibles.

I didn't get to meet you  :'( but I'm glad you didn't leave. It was just too fun.

Hopefully I run into you sometime soon.



Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: ny2nh on February 25, 2007, 02:21 PM NHFT
The meeting is at Newick's - on Rt 3 in either Bedford or Merrimack....it's posted on the FSP discussion board.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: CNHT on February 25, 2007, 02:24 PM NHFT
The meeting is at Newick's - on Rt 3 in either Bedford or Merrimack....it's posted on the FSP discussion board.

I LOVE NEWICK'S! Will this be permanent? It's in Merrimack I think....
Hey Tams, thanks for all your help last night.

Tammy has a new knickname, the fruit nazi!

And I loved that trick you pulled on me with the fruit disaster so Margot could take my photo! tsk tsk
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: eques on February 25, 2007, 06:21 PM NHFT
I met Russell, Dreepa, and Rocketman... I very nearly left because I was feeling claustrophobic, and then Russell pointed out people that maybe I wanted to say "hi" to.  ;D

My girlfriend said that that Phillies guy reminded her of Bob Parr's boss from the Incredibles.

I didn't get to meet you  :'( but I'm glad you didn't leave. It was just too fun.

Hopefully I run into you sometime soon.

Next time, Rosie... next time...  ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: error on February 25, 2007, 06:49 PM NHFT
Yeah, I didn't get to meet your so obviously emo self either, did I?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: eques on February 25, 2007, 06:57 PM NHFT
Yeah, I didn't get to meet your so obviously emo self either, did I?

I'll have to stick around longer next time or something... maybe carry a picture of an eques.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on February 25, 2007, 09:16 PM NHFT
The meeting is at Newick's - on Rt 3 in either Bedford or Merrimack....it's posted on the FSP discussion board.

I LOVE NEWICK'S! Will this be permanent?

Probably not.
If Keith Murphy gets his place running (next 2-3 months) I am sure that we would want to support his business and he would be cool with having us there.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Dreepa on February 25, 2007, 09:23 PM NHFT
how many times have we almost gone to a Keith Murphy location?

 :-X
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 27, 2007, 05:55 PM NHFT
I guess we can change it to 12-3 :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 27, 2007, 06:17 PM NHFT
Changed the first post to reflect the new meeting time/location.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Ruger Mason on February 28, 2007, 10:38 AM NHFT
FYI, Murphy's Taproom probably won't be able to accommodate MVP until June.  I do hope the group looks at us then.  BTW, its not just a Murphy location; it's also a Beisel and McGuire location! :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 28, 2007, 11:04 AM NHFT
aha
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 28, 2007, 11:05 AM NHFT
will we be allowed to talk secession inside murphy's taproom? :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Ruger Mason on February 28, 2007, 11:19 AM NHFT
will we be allowed to talk secession inside murphy's taproom? :)

You can talk about whatever you want.  What, did Bickford's say you couldn't?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 03, 2007, 06:10 PM NHFT
There was sure a lot of trading/buying/selling going on a MVP today!  :D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 03, 2007, 06:11 PM NHFT
I like the new place. It was big.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: d_goddard on March 03, 2007, 08:32 PM NHFT
While I am not planning to invest cash in liberty dollars for "holding" purposes, today really made it hit home to me that we have enough people to actually support an alternative currency. I know if I receive an LD, I can spend it on books, food, clothing, or a slew of other things. Even bumper stickers, or admission to schmoozy hotel conventions.

How cool is that?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 03, 2007, 10:16 PM NHFT
turnout was over 70!  i believe that is a record
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 03, 2007, 10:17 PM NHFT
yea .... I counted 60 some ... and some more people came at the end including a zombie like creature
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Pat K on March 03, 2007, 11:51 PM NHFT
turnout was over 70!  i believe that is a record

:)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 04, 2007, 08:05 AM NHFT
yea .... I counted 60 some ... and some more people came at the end including a zombie like creature

Probably left over from Liberty Forum.......wandering the streets, all week  deep in delirium, waiting  for the MVP meeting.  And yet, he was late.. Definitely one of us!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on March 04, 2007, 01:49 PM NHFT
There was sure a lot of trading/buying/selling going on a MVP today!  :D
yeah I noticed that.

What happens when we have 100 at every meeting?(my prediction is Sept for that lots of people tend to move in the spring/summer... the early First1000ers will be coming).

Porc dollars..... I was working on that project.... but got involved with other things... I still have all the plans and numbers though... I just have to pull the trigger on it... maybe after I get the new roof on.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: David on March 04, 2007, 03:43 PM NHFT
It was so spread out that I didn't realize the turnout was so great. 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Atlas on March 04, 2007, 03:53 PM NHFT
turnout was over 70!  i believe that is a record

:)
Now this is something to get excited about!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on March 04, 2007, 03:56 PM NHFT
turnout was over 70!  i believe that is a record

:)
Now this is something to get excited about!
And let me point out that it is NOT a LP meeting or RLC meeting but just a group of liberty lovers of all ages....for those not in NH... can you get more that 20 liberty lovers in the same room at the same time.... monthly....and the numbers keep on growing!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2007, 04:36 PM NHFT
we have had almost that many at millys or bickfords ... but it was crammed.
The group should slowly grow ... especially if we don't do any more of those long boring political speeches. Yesterday they talked a lot of politics, but no one lasted too long.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: FSPinNY on March 04, 2007, 04:46 PM NHFT


Rebel
Quote
Now this is something to get excited about!

Dreepa
Quote
And let me point out that it is NOT a LP meeting or RLC meeting but just a group of liberty lovers of all ages....for those not in NH... can you get more that 20 liberty lovers in the same room at the same time.... monthly....and the numbers keep on growing!

Nope, we cannot get more than 20 liberty-lovers together month after month here, never mind have the number grow!  It's
gone down since four of the six local activists joined the FSP...
 
I've been watching the attendance numbers since they were 20!!!  Very impressive.

Brian
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2007, 05:34 PM NHFT
we have had 50-70 before ... even way back at millys ... we were pushing around the corners and you couldn't hear.
I think we have not grown to 100 already was because of random 1 hour long boring speeches that drives people away and lack of room.
Now we have the Concord meeting that takes some of the group, but I bet we can get up to 100 by this summer. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on March 04, 2007, 06:07 PM NHFT
I think we have a good blend of topics, just like the people. We don't want just one kind. We have reached a point where not everyone comes to every meeting, or we would have a hundred or more. That's ok with me.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2007, 06:40 PM NHFT
we could cut down attendance by making visitors read this entire thread before they could find the location
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Insurgent on March 04, 2007, 08:26 PM NHFT
we could cut down attendance by making visitors read this entire thread before they could find the location

 :P

I wish I could have been there...but people needed walkers and oxygen delivered
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on March 05, 2007, 10:06 AM NHFT
And now you can eat awhile longer. We'll see you next time then.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on March 05, 2007, 10:18 AM NHFT
And now you can eat awhile longer. We'll see you next time then.

Yeah and the room was really big... I liked it alot... Probably could get another 40 people in there easy..
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on March 05, 2007, 10:34 AM NHFT
It is a terrific room. The service was spotty, but if they can get the kinks worked out, we are good for another year or so. Unless Keith and Carl and the McGuires place is also big.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: aworldnervelink on March 05, 2007, 10:39 AM NHFT
I think we forgot to send the signup sheet around again...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 05, 2007, 10:47 AM NHFT
I didn't mind. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Quantrill on March 05, 2007, 11:12 AM NHFT
I'll be at the APRIL meeting! 

Man, I can't believe I'm finally making it out there.  I will be doing some serious drinking once I get to NH...   :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 05, 2007, 11:28 AM NHFT
Signup sheet for what?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 05, 2007, 06:24 PM NHFT
Probably for a count and snagging contact info from newbies
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 07, 2007, 10:46 AM NHFT
but we have talked about going to "keith's place" ... and we held one big party at that hj hill place or whatever. I liked that place.

I like the new place, but if this Murphy's Tap works out, that will be great. It can also serve as the hangout in Manchester for all sorts of things. We have been needing that. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Atlas on March 07, 2007, 03:54 PM NHFT
Indeed. Please tell me there'll be a smoking section. :V:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: toowm on March 07, 2007, 04:03 PM NHFT
They said at the meeting that it will be non-smoking. Sorry
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 1:00
Post by: Rosie the Riveter on March 07, 2007, 11:15 PM NHFT

how many times have we almost gone to a Keith Murphy location?

Never.  Keith Murphy has never owned a restaurant before. 

 ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Atlas on March 09, 2007, 12:03 AM NHFT
They said at the meeting that it will be non-smoking. Sorry
That's weak. How can a bar be non-smoking ::)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 09, 2007, 06:13 AM NHFT
I prefer bars that are non-smoking. It isn't a smoking bar ... it is a drinking bar.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: JonM on March 09, 2007, 09:08 AM NHFT
They said at the meeting that it will be non-smoking. Sorry
That's weak. How can a bar be non-smoking ::)
A business owner listening to the desires of his customers?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 09, 2007, 09:18 AM NHFT
There is a niche for everything.  Not always profitable, though
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Ruger Mason on March 09, 2007, 11:08 AM NHFT
There are several reasons it will be nonsmoking, for reasons business and reasons practical.

The business reasons are that many potential customers have expressed a desire to have a non-smoking place in that area.  The few bars that are in that area are smoking bars.  Also, a non-smoking place will likely have broader appeal to the crowds coming from the arena; right now many non-smokers head north on Elm St. to look for a non-smoking place.

The other reason is, of course, that the state and its supporters have made credible threats to commit violent acts against the proprietors of any restaurant permitting its customers to smoke on their private property.  In a few months, armed thugs in the employ of the state will arrive at all such restaurants to enforce said threats.  Any restaurant owner wishing to retain whats left of their businesses and their lives will comply or or have their property stolen, or their persons kidnapped or murdered by the state, should they elect to exercise their right to self defense.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 09, 2007, 12:19 PM NHFT
I like the idea ... why not have a bar that is different.

what next? .... bars with out barbrawls .... bars without filthy restrooms .... what is this world coming to?

I would love to have a place to meet people at in Manchester. :) Having it smoke free and clean will only be a plus for me.

Will you guys have sports showing somewhere in the building?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on March 09, 2007, 12:22 PM NHFT

Will you guys have sports showing somewhere in the building?
Does the Pope wear a funny hat?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 09, 2007, 12:29 PM NHFT
Will you guys have sports showing somewhere in the building?
Does the Pope wear a funny hat?
I think the Pope takes his hat very seriously.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Pat K on March 09, 2007, 05:19 PM NHFT
Will you guys have sports showing somewhere in the building?
Does the Pope wear a funny hat?
I think the Pope takes his hat very seriously.

I think those really tall hats cause alot of the health problems
that Popes suffer from. Pressure on the head and when they are outside the wind probably causes a big pressure load on the neck.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 09, 2007, 05:45 PM NHFT
didn't the last one make it a long time?

We are so off topic now .... our only hope is that the pope once visited the Merrimack valley in his popemobile. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 10, 2007, 10:43 PM NHFT
I hope to see keith's bar become something approaching a 24-7 hangout for porcupines.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 10, 2007, 10:43 PM NHFT
i will probably go there every other time i'm in manchester just to see if anyone else is there.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: error on March 10, 2007, 10:55 PM NHFT
I hope to see keith's bar become something approaching a 24-7 hangout for porcupines.

Where is this?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: maineiac on March 10, 2007, 11:39 PM NHFT

Years ago I had fantasies of being the proprietor of an establishment that served good food and drink, played kickass music, and allowed any form of nonviolent civil behavior, including smoking (of whatever).
I wanted to open it up at the site of the old TasteeFreeze a couple three miles outside of my old home town, on infamous Route 161 N..

I always thought I would call it, The Roadhouse.

Those were fun dreams! 8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 11, 2007, 05:42 AM NHFT
I hope to see keith's bar become something approaching a 24-7 hangout for porcupines.

Where is this?

It's not opened up yet.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on March 11, 2007, 09:11 AM NHFT
It will be located on Elm Street, just below the Verizon, where the old Omega was.

I'm guessing that there will be a lot of porcupines and a lot of republicans frequenting the place.....as Keith, Karl and the McGuires are all republicans as well as freestaters.

I'm looking forward to spending my "going out" budget there!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 11, 2007, 09:16 AM NHFT

Years ago I had fantasies of being the proprietor of an establishment that served good food and drink, played kickass music, and allowed any form of nonviolent civil behavior, including smoking (of whatever).
I wanted to open it up at the site of the old TasteeFreeze a couple three miles outside of my old home town, on infamous Route 161 N..

I always thought I would call it, The Roadhouse.

Those were fun dreams! 8)

You'll need to get one of them Buicks with the doors over the headlights.  Doors gotta be functional, though!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: David on March 11, 2007, 11:26 AM NHFT
Saw some guys outside working on the soon to be Murphy's Taproom.  Because it is the former Omega, which lost their 'permission' licence, Keith Murphy is already being watched.  But he is doing alot of work to it and I believe is expected to open in mid april.  Yes, the door has new hinges.   ;D 
i will probably go there every other time i'm in manchester just to see if anyone else is there.

I can see myself doing that too.  Not a heavy drinker though.  An air hockey table would be awesome.  I promise, seriously, that I will try not to hit the puck so hard that it flies about 40 feet through the air.   ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on March 11, 2007, 03:05 PM NHFT
Saw some guys outside working on the soon to be Murphy's Taproom.  Because it is the former Omega, which lost their 'permission' licence, Keith Murphy is already being watched.  But he is doing alot of work to it and I believe is expected to open in mid april.  Yes, the door has new hinges.   ;D

As a Manchester resident, I was glad to see Omega go. That place was nothing but trouble.

I'm not sure who you believe is watching Keith.....and I would actually disagree that he even is being wathced. I would think that the city in particular is glad to see an upstanding pub/restaurant opening in that location.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 29, 2007, 06:13 PM NHFT
put it on April calendar ... see you guys there. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: CNHT on March 29, 2007, 06:23 PM NHFT
I hope to see keith's bar become something approaching a 24-7 hangout for porcupines.

Where is this?

error when they have the grand opening I'll buy you a drink.  ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Pat K on March 29, 2007, 07:15 PM NHFT
Did someone say drink?  :0
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: error on March 29, 2007, 08:31 PM NHFT
Oh it's not OPEN yet!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2007, 09:29 PM NHFT
Can we do it anyway?  Closed door party?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Insurgent on March 29, 2007, 09:30 PM NHFT
They can't legally have an assembly until they have an "assembly permit"  ::)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 30, 2007, 08:42 AM NHFT
my church in Wyoming didn't get a "occupancy permit" while I was there ... we joked that we didn't occupy the place, since we all lived somewhere else. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on March 30, 2007, 09:20 AM NHFT
Make sure everyone knows..... that April 7th will still be at 'That seafood place'  the name escapes me now.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 30, 2007, 09:48 AM NHFT
I like the seafood place .   it should be our backup once keith's place takes over.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 30, 2007, 09:54 AM NHFT
Any % chance you'll be at this meeting, Dada?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 30, 2007, 10:29 AM NHFT
I loved Newicks last month .... lots of room for milling and porcupine trading. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Quantrill on March 30, 2007, 01:14 PM NHFT
Make sure everyone knows..... that April 7th will still be at 'That seafood place'  the name escapes me now.


Ok, I'm new.  I need to know the name/address of "that seafood place"! 
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on March 30, 2007, 01:30 PM NHFT
Make sure everyone knows..... that April 7th will still be at 'That seafood place'  the name escapes me now.


Ok, I'm new.  I need to know the name/address of "that seafood place"! 
Newicks on Rte 3.... I

The address is: 696 Daniel Webster Highway, and a google map link is all of:

http://www.google.com/maps?
q=696+Daniel+Webster+Hwy,+Merrimack,+NH+03054&ie=UTF8&z=10&ll=42.908914
,-71.467438&spn=0.423457,1.334839&om=1
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: MaineShark on March 30, 2007, 04:17 PM NHFT
I'm glad I happened to look in on this thread (I usually slack off about paying attention to this forum)... I would have been sitting at Millies, wondering where everyone was...

Joe
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 30, 2007, 04:24 PM NHFT
It hasn't been at Milly's in a year.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on March 30, 2007, 04:34 PM NHFT
I love "that seafood place". The food is world's better. That is what is wrong with it. I can't refrain from ordering.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: MaineShark on March 30, 2007, 05:21 PM NHFT
It hasn't been at Milly's in a year.

Been slacking off, I guess.  I knew it was a while, but I didn't notice it had been that long until you pointed it out.  All the more reason to show up on the 7th!

Joe
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Quantrill on March 30, 2007, 08:53 PM NHFT
I'm looking forward to meeting some of my NHFREE buddies for the first time!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Insurgent on March 30, 2007, 10:26 PM NHFT
We're looking forward to meeting you, too  :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: error on March 30, 2007, 10:30 PM NHFT
Hey, maybe I'll even show up. ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 31, 2007, 08:17 AM NHFT
I'll be the quiet one in the corner. ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on April 04, 2007, 08:42 AM NHFT
dada sad to report
dada not 2 be at merrimack val meeting this month
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on April 04, 2007, 08:49 AM NHFT
dada sad to report
dada not 2 be at merrimack val meeting this month
:'(
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 04, 2007, 08:57 AM NHFT
that dada guy is hard to understand ..... the zombie is impossible .... maybe Dave Ridley will show up.... he is much easier to listen to. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 05, 2007, 11:00 PM NHFT
Any chance of getting a ride from Keene to this meeting?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 05, 2007, 11:08 PM NHFT
We will be going .... we do take detours though.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 05, 2007, 11:12 PM NHFT
Got room?  I don't care about detours
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 05, 2007, 11:36 PM NHFT
yes
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 06, 2007, 07:58 AM NHFT
Cool.......Time?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 06, 2007, 08:03 AM NHFT
Come over about 9:30-10?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 06, 2007, 09:18 PM NHFT
O  Key Doe Key
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 06, 2007, 09:32 PM NHFT
radicals inbound from Keene :)

I am suffering with my asthma a bit so I will not be available for any of those longwinded speeches people enjoy so much.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 07, 2007, 05:52 PM NHFT
Good meeting.  70 people maybe.  More than last month.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 07, 2007, 05:54 PM NHFT
kids everywhere .... total anarchy

It was fun. No long speeches .... just 2 hours of announcements.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on April 07, 2007, 07:29 PM NHFT
Good meeting.  70 people maybe.  More than last month.
I counted 68 people and at least 12 kids. WOW

I can't wait until we are too big and then will have to split in half and have to send 'ambassadors'.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: d_goddard on April 07, 2007, 07:47 PM NHFT
kids everywhere .... total anarchy
Glad to contribute  8)

Hey will someone please call FTL and share what happened, if nobody has already?
800-259-9231


Maybe give 'em hell about their failure to show up  >:D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Insurgent on April 07, 2007, 08:39 PM NHFT
Good times; lots of people, including new movers. I brought two of my coworkers, who are "pre-staters" to show them about what activism has been happening here. They thought it was pretty interesting. I'm working on turning our whole office against the government!  :D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: David on April 07, 2007, 10:36 PM NHFT
kids everywhere .... total anarchy

We could, lobby our local council critters to do something about the kids, hopefully this will deal with the anarchy situation....on second thought, china already does do something and their solution is horrendous.   :-X
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on April 07, 2007, 10:39 PM NHFT
I'm working on turning our whole office against the government!  :D
Living up to his name!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Rochelle on April 07, 2007, 10:51 PM NHFT
Hey, Dreepa, did you get the money I had for you?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: error on April 07, 2007, 11:31 PM NHFT
Good meeting.  70 people maybe.  More than last month.

Really good meeting, but I didn't care for the food. I think I just ordered the wrong thing.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: toowm on April 08, 2007, 01:07 AM NHFT
We didn't get served at all.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 08, 2007, 06:51 AM NHFT
We didn't get served at all.
That place is funny. Why do they want to serve us all at once? We keep coming and going. Why don't they just treat us like we all came separately and just be happy there are so many customers?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 08, 2007, 06:52 AM NHFT
We didn't get served at all.
That is part of the reason we picked an order-at-the-counter pizza place for our meetings and the Concord guys eat at a Buffet.

Maybe when we start going to Murphy's taproom we can just go to a counter and order some food.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on April 08, 2007, 07:17 AM NHFT
Hey, Dreepa, did you get the money I had for you?
Yes I did thank you!!! :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: powerchuter on April 08, 2007, 07:54 AM NHFT
We didn't get served at all.
That place is funny. Why do they want to serve us all at once? We keep coming and going. Why don't they just treat us like we all came separately and just be happy there are so many customers?

My personal opinion is that they didn't even try to give us good service this month.  They didn't have the room set up for enough people(the set up was even less than what they did for our last meeting there).  I don't think we should go back there again unless someone has a talk with the manager.  Murphy's will be open by our next meeting and I think we should just all go there.  They will have enough room for us even without a separate meeting room.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on April 08, 2007, 08:00 AM NHFT
As far as why it is hard for them to take people's orders all thoughout the meeting....just aa if you were eating in the regular restaurant.....

When going to a restaurant, the entire party is seated at one time and the order-taker comes and takes the order - generally all at once. Once the party gets larger - it becomes more work for the wait staff - because instead of taking one order and delivering that one order of food, they are more likely to have to go back and forth to the kitchen more to accomodate the diners' wants. This is why most places have a minimum gratuity of parties of 8 or more - because otherwise the wait staff ends up doing far more work and getting far less pay.

Now, think about the meeting.....70 people, arriving at different times, and as much as they wanted everyone to order at the same time, I don't know if that happened that way. I wouldn't have been surprised that someone didn't get waited on - especially if they weren't there at 12:30 and seated when the wait staff was taking orders.

I think for what the needs are for the meeting, Newick's is doing a good job. I hope everyone who eats and/or drinks tips the staff well.

A buffet as the only option really does make things much easier....you either eat or you don't.

As far as Murphy's - I can't imagine that they're going to have a counter where you can walk up and order. We can't preume that there will be enough room for a group this size without a seprate room. It would totally disrupt their entire restaurant/bar from the way it's been described to me. I don't think you can plan on Murphy's until at least June.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 08, 2007, 08:07 AM NHFT
The buffet thing in Concord makes the most sense to me.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 08, 2007, 08:09 AM NHFT
The bottle of water I got at Newicks was good.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 08, 2007, 08:12 AM NHFT
As far as Murphy's - I can't imagine that they're going to have a counter where you can walk up and order. We can't preume that there will be enough room for a group this size without a seprate room.
You are probably right.
But Rob has been working on the place, so he knows it is big enough. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: powerchuter on April 08, 2007, 08:23 AM NHFT
As far as Murphy's - I can't imagine that they're going to have a counter where you can walk up and order. We can't preume that there will be enough room for a group this size without a seprate room.
You are probably right.
But Rob has been working on the place, so he knows it is big enough. :)

Here's my personal opinion.
Keith, Carl, Dan, and Carol are our Brothers and Sisters in Liberty.  Therefore, I will stand through the whole meeting if there are not enough seats.  I will purchase food and beverages from them to support their establishment.  I am reasonably sure I am not the only one who feels this way.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: powerchuter on April 08, 2007, 08:32 AM NHFT
As far as Murphy's - I can't imagine that they're going to have a counter where you can walk up and order. We can't preume that there will be enough room for a group this size without a seprate room.
You are probably right.
But Rob has been working on the place, so he knows it is big enough. :)

As far as Tammy's - I can't imagine that they're going to have the ability to produce the items we need.  We can't presume that they will have the capacity to produce quantities of this size without having an expansion of their current operations.

Perhaps some will get this post!?!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on April 08, 2007, 08:35 AM NHFT


Here's my personal opinion.
Keith, Carl, Dan, and Carol are our Brothers and Sisters in Liberty.  Therefore, I will stand through the whole meeting if there are not enough seats.  I will purchase food and beverages from them to support their establishment.  I am reasonably sure I am not the only one who feels this way.
2nd
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Quantrill on April 08, 2007, 08:36 AM NHFT
yeah yeah.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 08, 2007, 08:37 AM NHFT


Here's my personal opinion.
Keith, Carl, Dan, and Carol are our Brothers and Sisters in Liberty.  Therefore, I will stand through the whole meeting if there are not enough seats.  I will purchase food and beverages from them to support their establishment.  I am reasonably sure I am not the only one who feels this way.
2nd
3rd, if it's not too expensive.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 08, 2007, 08:55 AM NHFT
It seems like Shuvom is going to have it at Keith's, he just didn't think it was going to be ready next month.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: d_goddard on April 08, 2007, 09:16 AM NHFT
Keith, Carl, Dan, and Carol are our Brothers and Sisters in Liberty.  Therefore, I will stand through the whole meeting if there are not enough seats.  I will purchase food and beverages from them to support their establishment.  I am reasonably sure I am not the only one who feels this way.
2nd
Count me in, too -- not because they're my brothers and sisters in liberty (though that they most definitely are), but because, having worked extensively with every one of them in NHLA and related activities, I know personally that they take pride in doing a good job, that making a good business with high quality service and product is important to them as people.

Carol and Dan brought wine and cheese to the Ron Paul even last weekend, and had an impromptu tasting (complete with voting on the wines) to determine which wines will be stocked at Murphy's taproom. How cool is that?

So yeah, Murphy's Taproom cannot open soon enough for me.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: powerchuter on April 08, 2007, 09:54 AM NHFT


Here's my personal opinion.
Keith, Carl, Dan, and Carol are our Brothers and Sisters in Liberty.  Therefore, I will stand through the whole meeting if there are not enough seats.  I will purchase food and beverages from them to support their establishment.  I am reasonably sure I am not the only one who feels this way.
2nd

We have a 2nd...
All in favor?
All opposed?

Either way I'll be at Murphy's the first Saturday of next month...even if I'm by myself in the parking lot...perhaps sweeping the lot or washing the windows...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: d_goddard on April 08, 2007, 10:01 AM NHFT
Either way I'll be at Murphy's the first Saturday of next month
Hell, I'll be there the very day they open!

...even if I'm by myself in the parking lot...perhaps sweeping the lot or washing the windows...
Cool. I'll be inside making toasts to you for all the good work ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on April 08, 2007, 10:05 AM NHFT
You guys are missing the point......Murphy's may be open for business by the time of the next meeting....and I agree 100% that I want to support this place as much as the rest of you - and because I live in Manchester, I probably will go for lunch or dinner more often than a lot of us.

We cannot presume that it is OK to plan to have a meeting in the middle of their newly opened restaurant - when the room that would be appropriate for a meeting will not be ready. That would mean using their dining and bar area - without their OK. They need more than the porcs eating at their place to be successful - and it might not be the best to plan to turn away patrons on a Saturday afternoon so that we can occupy their establishment for a meeting. It's not about having enough seats for US - it's about having enough seats for other patrons who may not want to spend their money there and not be in the middle of a porc meeting. They will be open for regular business and we cannot presume that it is OK - when it could actually hinder their business that day.

I hope that when we do start meeting there - everyone spends their money generously and tips they staff well. A new restaurant is always a challenge - we need to be sure that our support is more than just moral support. :)

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: powerchuter on April 08, 2007, 10:17 AM NHFT
You guys are missing the point......Murphy's may be open for business by the time of the next meeting....and I agree 100% that I want to support this place as much as the rest of you - and because I live in Manchester, I probably will go for lunch or dinner more often than a lot of us.

We cannot presume that it is OK to plan to have a meeting in the middle of their newly opened restaurant - when the room that would be appropriate for a meeting will not be ready. That would mean using their dining and bar area - without their OK. They need more than the porcs eating at their place to be successful - and it might not be the best to plan to turn away patrons on a Saturday afternoon so that we can occupy their establishment for a meeting. It's not about having enough seats for US - it's about having enough seats for other patrons who may not want to spend their money there and not be in the middle of a porc meeting. They will be open for regular business and we cannot presume that it is OK - when it could actually hinder their business that day.

I hope that when we do start meeting there - everyone spends their money generously and tips they staff well. A new restaurant is always a challenge - we need to be sure that our support is more than just moral support. :)



Doesn't the free market dictate "first come, first served" unless the proprietor specifically refuses us service?(and I don't think Keith would do that, especially when we bring money, and bodies for a "full house" photo opportunity, and the potential to have other people stop by to see what all the fuss is about, especially if we're gathered in the parking lot and outside the front door...it will look like the place is packed...isn't that what you want as a proprietor??)

I'll be there...and it looks like others will as well...
Sure glad I don't have to go back to Newick's again...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on April 08, 2007, 10:56 AM NHFT
When I spoke with Karl this week - he said the room that they would have for gatherings like this will not be available for a couple more months. I take that to mean that they cannot accomodate a meeting for a couple of more months.

I don't beleive Shuvom ever said that the next meeting would be at Murphy's....
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Insurgent on April 08, 2007, 11:11 AM NHFT
He specifically said that Murphy's would not be ready for the next meeting, and that it would be at the same place.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 08, 2007, 11:15 AM NHFT
He specifically said it would be at Newicks. 
I understand they are planning a meeting room at Murphy's. I have not seen the place, except in photos and I have no idea how large it is or how much parking.
Presumably, a room would take up a lot of square footage and would have to pay for itself.  I don't think it is the kind of business that will keep the staff and equipment to serve 50-70 people around all the time.  The tables and chairs alone would be one Hell of an expense.
I'm guessing their are temp and leasing services that cover this.

I propose when the room can e occupied, we rent it from them and bring folding chairs and do a 'tailgate' in the parking lot.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on April 08, 2007, 04:44 PM NHFT
Parking is going to be a problem. Only about 14 or so.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Quantrill on April 08, 2007, 05:29 PM NHFT
I see cars parked all up and down Elm and the surrounding streets during Monarchs' games.  I assume people are capable of walking a block or so in the name of liberty?
;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: cathleeninnh on April 09, 2007, 09:42 AM NHFT
I see cars parked all up and down Elm and the surrounding streets during Monarchs' games.  I assume people are capable of walking a block or so in the name of liberty?
;)

I don't think people will have too much trouble getting there, but there probably won't be any tailgating parties.

Cathleen
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on April 09, 2007, 12:44 PM NHFT
Exactly what I was thinking....
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Ruger Mason on April 10, 2007, 12:26 PM NHFT
If anyone is curious, here is a photo history Murphy's Taproom renovations.  Murphy's is expected to open in less than two weeks from now.

http://picasaweb.google.com/kbeisel2
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: error on April 10, 2007, 12:43 PM NHFT
Sweet. That's just within stumbling-home distance, too.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on April 10, 2007, 12:59 PM NHFT
If anyone is curious, here is a photo history Murphy's Taproom renovations.  Murphy's is expected to open in less than two weeks from now.

http://picasaweb.google.com/kbeisel2

I just looked at the all.
Nice.
Place to go after (or before) Fisher Cats games.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on April 11, 2007, 07:48 AM NHFT
Getting closer and closer!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 11, 2007, 07:56 AM NHFT
I'm cutting back a few more grams of carbs a day in preparation!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2007, 12:24 PM NHFT
I'm cutting back a few more grams of carbs a day in preparation!

LOL.  My friends count carbs in "Miller Lites".
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Rochelle on April 11, 2007, 08:17 PM NHFT
Quote
I see cars parked all up and down Elm and the surrounding streets during Monarchs' games.  I assume people are capable of walking a block or so in the name of liberty?
heck i used to ride my bike to Bickford's. I'm sure I'll do the same for this place.

I hope they have a convenient place for people to lock up bikes (like, say, a bike rack!) unlike most places in Manchster *hint hint*
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on April 12, 2007, 07:12 AM NHFT
I'm cutting back a few more grams of carbs a day in preparation!

LOL.  My friends count carbs in "Miller Lites".

Miller Lite = 3.2 carbs
Amstel Light = 5 carbs

But at least Amstel light tastes like beer!

I used to use the Amstel Light measure system....di I eat thiscookie or have a beer. Hmmmmm.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 12, 2007, 07:47 AM NHFT
I'll be risking the extra Carb or 10 with 'real' beer ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dan on April 12, 2007, 01:15 PM NHFT
Guiness is surprisingly low carb.  So I have that first, then switch to Miller Lite.  :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 12, 2007, 01:22 PM NHFT
My diet may be strange to people, but at least I don't have to worry about counting carbs, or calories, or even worry about the quantity of food I eat.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 12, 2007, 03:01 PM NHFT
(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:Z5OEXhUD0g0nwM:haftegi.7rooz.com/images/Alfred%2520E.%2520Neuman%2520milk.jpg)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2007, 03:12 PM NHFT
My diet may be strange to people, but at least I don't have to worry about counting carbs, or calories, or even worry about the quantity of food I eat.

Your diet is better than my recent hi-carb bread and alcohol habits I've been practicing.  :P
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 12, 2007, 03:23 PM NHFT
The 'Sticky Bun & Budweiser Diet'?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: JonM on April 12, 2007, 03:54 PM NHFT
My diet may be strange to people, but at least I don't have to worry about counting carbs, or calories, or even worry about the quantity of food I eat.
Fasting while Russell is imprisoned?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 12, 2007, 04:03 PM NHFT
No, by fasting she is not eating her usual groats  & non-emulsified whey
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 12, 2007, 04:06 PM NHFT
I gave up on the fasting for now.  I was waaay to jittery and got a huge shipment of produce from Dawn that I ordered a week ago.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2007, 04:35 PM NHFT
I gave up on the fasting for now.  I was waaay to jittery and got a huge shipment of produce from Dawn that I ordered a week ago.

 8)
It is tough enough (I bet).
Enjoy your fresh veggies.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: error on April 12, 2007, 04:41 PM NHFT
What's a groat?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 12, 2007, 04:46 PM NHFT
Little hard wheat thingys.  Kat doesn't really, eat them that I am aware of.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 12, 2007, 06:00 PM NHFT
But I do.  They're wonderful sprouted.  Dada taught me that.  Nice live food.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: TackleTheWorld on April 13, 2007, 08:45 PM NHFT
 :crybaby2:  Oooh the poor sprouts!
They were so young, so innocent.
They never had a chance to bloom.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 14, 2007, 03:36 AM NHFT
 ;D Yum yum!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Pat K on April 14, 2007, 04:24 AM NHFT
But I do.  They're wonderful sprouted.  Dada taught me that.  Nice live food.


Well I would eat live food too but the damn chickens squirm
so much and cows and pigs are really heavy to hold.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 14, 2007, 06:10 AM NHFT
I ate a live fish once  :o  tilapia.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 14, 2007, 08:50 AM NHFT
Ah you should have Lloyd tell you the stories from back in the day swallowing live goldfish wearin' his raccoon fur coat. ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 14, 2007, 09:58 AM NHFT
23 Skiddo!  So's yer Old Man!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 14, 2007, 12:36 PM NHFT
  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: CNHT on May 02, 2007, 06:12 PM NHFT
I'm posting this here because my own calendar is down at the moment...and  I am being asked if the MVP meeting is at Newick's for one more time this Saturday.
I am assuming it is for at least one more month...they have not closed yet I don't think.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 02, 2007, 06:20 PM NHFT
Yes.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: powerchuter on May 02, 2007, 07:58 PM NHFT
Alternate MVP Meeting at Murphy's for those who don't want to endure lousy service one more time at Newicks...  I think we might have a field trip to Riley's also...

See you there...

When:  Saturday May 5th, 2007

Where:  Murphy's Tap Room 494 Elm Street Manchester, NH

Feel free to make reservations for yourself...
I'm always welcome there...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: CNHT on May 02, 2007, 10:10 PM NHFT
Alternate MVP Meeting at Murphy's for those who don't want to endure lousy service one more time at Newicks...  I think we might have a field trip to Riley's also...

See you there...

When:  Saturday May 5th, 2007

Where:  Murphy's Tap Room 494 Elm Street Manchester, NH

Feel free to make reservations for yourself...
I'm always welcome there...


Does Shuvom know about this? Who is going there? I have eaten at Newick's for years and don't find the service to be all that bad. ???

PS - their lobstah stew is deeeeeeeeeeevine! I've eaten there at least 4 times in the last 3 months. Good thing we still have the makris for those 8 lb lobsters I love!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: error on May 02, 2007, 10:59 PM NHFT
I thought the service was all right, especially given the crowd being served. It was the food I didn't care for. But maybe that was just what I ate.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: d_goddard on May 03, 2007, 09:38 AM NHFT
It was the food I didn't care for.
Yeah... I requested more Vegan options, and Mr. Murphy patiently explained economics to me ;)

I recommend the nachos. They were great!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Dreepa on May 03, 2007, 09:49 AM NHFT
It was the food I didn't care for.
Yeah... I requested more Vegan options, and Mr. Murphy patiently explained economics to me ;)

I recommend the nachos. They were great!
I think error meant Newicks.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Dave Ridley on May 03, 2007, 10:26 AM NHFT
i'm confused.  is the main meeting at newicks or murphy's ?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Dreepa on May 03, 2007, 10:41 AM NHFT
i'm confused.  is the main meeting at newicks or murphy's ?
For May NEWICKS.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 03, 2007, 01:03 PM NHFT
I will see you guys at Newicks for the 3rd and last time.

Maybe we will have to stop by afterwards at Murphy's tap room to check it out.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: toowm on May 03, 2007, 01:10 PM NHFT
We will be at Newick's, but will eat beforehand.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Dreepa on May 03, 2007, 01:44 PM NHFT
We will be at Newick's, but will eat beforehand.
:P learning huh?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: ny2nh on May 03, 2007, 05:59 PM NHFT
It was the food I didn't care for.
Yeah... I requested more Vegan options, and Mr. Murphy patiently explained economics to me ;)

I recommend the nachos. They were great!

Presuming Denis means the nachos at Murphy's.....I had lunch there today and they had their full menu available. I had whatever the basic salad was....with gargonzola bleu cheese dressing....it was a really god salad. I've had a burger and fries, a couple different types of wings, nachos and mozzarella sticks.....and everything was really good.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Dreepa on May 04, 2007, 10:53 AM NHFT
...it was a really god salad.
That is going to be the new slogan... a 'god salad' ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: powerchuter on May 04, 2007, 08:23 PM NHFT
Alternate MVP Meeting at Murphy's for those who don't want to endure lousy service one more time at Newicks...  I think we might have a field trip to Riley's also...

See you there...

When:  Saturday May 5th, 2007

Where:  Murphy's Tap Room 494 Elm Street Manchester, NH

Feel free to make reservations for yourself...
I'm always welcome there...


Does Shuvom know about this? Who is going there? I have eaten at Newick's for years and don't find the service to be all that bad. ???

PS - their lobstah stew is deeeeeeeeeeevine! I've eaten there at least 4 times in the last 3 months. Good thing we still have the makris for those 8 lb lobsters I love!


Are you planning on showing up?(I don't recall seeing you at the last 6 or 8 meetings?)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: powerchuter on May 04, 2007, 08:31 PM NHFT
i'm confused.  is the main meeting at newicks or murphy's ?

That depends on whether you mean the main MVP meeting...
Or whether you mean the main AMVP meeting...

One is at Newick's where the SECOND time we met there they set up one third LESS tables and chairs for us(how stupid was that)...and at both of the meetings some people have either had poor service or no service(as in they didn't even get to place an order)...

The other is at Murphy's but you probably wouldn't want to to THERE!?!
Why it's owned by a PORCUPINE!?!
Why would you want to give your business to one of OUR OWN!?!
Hey...He's one of us...He's got a nice place with some very nice staff...and I'm going to be there at noon tomorrow...

Anyone that wants to give Murphy's some business tomorrow can join me...

And there was some discussion about heading to Riley's also...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: CNHT on May 04, 2007, 08:36 PM NHFT
Are you planning on showing up?(I don't recall seeing you at the last 6 or 8 meetings?)

I will answer your question with more questions....


Do I plan on showing up at Newick's or Murphs?
Did you actually look for me at those meetings, and do you care whether I go or not?

 ;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Dreepa on May 04, 2007, 09:31 PM NHFT
I will be at Newick's...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: CNHT on May 04, 2007, 09:51 PM NHFT
I will be at Newick's...
[/quote

Aw that would be enough for me to show up, but sadly I have a previous committment.
I am going to try to get to Concord Porcs and hand out Ron Paul stickers...in time for the next debate...
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: shuvom on May 04, 2007, 10:25 PM NHFT
Just to let everyone know,

The MVP meeting is at Newick's seafood restaurant for the last time tomorrow. 

I'm sorry some don't like the food or service, and since Newicks is closing this month, we'll soon have another place to meet which will hopefully please more. 

But honestly, I could actually care less if the place we meet serves good food, slow food, or no food at all.  I would meet with all of you fellow freedom fighters in an abandoned warehouse if we had to- it's the information I come for.  The new ideas, the coordination, and the good friends I have made while fighting to free ourselves! 

Murphy's is a great place, with great food, and I will definitely throw my personal business a Free Stater's way.  And WHEN they finish their back room which can hold our size, and WHEN the owners let me know they are ready to have such a large group in that room, we'll take a vote on meeting there.

I'll also start looking, again, for a new meeting place for June. 

See you all tomorrow! 
Shuvom
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Insurgent on May 04, 2007, 11:20 PM NHFT
Just to let everyone know,

The MVP meeting is at Newick's seafood restaurant for the last time tomorrow. 

I'm sorry some don't like the food or service, and since Newicks is closing this month, we'll soon have another place to meet which will hopefully please more. 

But honestly, I could actually care less if the place we meet serves good food, slow food, or no food at all.  I would meet with all of you fellow freedom fighters in an abandoned warehouse if we had to- it's the information I come for.  The new ideas, the coordination, and the good friends I have made while fighting to free ourselves! 

Murphy's is a great place, with great food, and I will definitely throw my personal business a Free Stater's way.  And WHEN they finish their back room which can hold our size, and WHEN the owners let me know they are ready to have such a large group in that room, we'll take a vote on meeting there.

I'll also start looking, again, for a new meeting place for June. 

See you all tomorrow! 
Shuvom

+1 for Shuvom for taking on the thankless task of MVP organizer and being so diplomatic.

+1 for Rob for organizing an alternative to the official group, in protest.

Personally, I didn't have much of a problem with the original venue and plan to be there since that's where most everything is happening. Afterwards, I plan to swing by Murphy's, one of my favorite lunch spots, and see what's happening there. I look forward to the day when the facility is able to accomadate a group our size!  :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: powerchuter on May 05, 2007, 12:06 AM NHFT
Keith has ALREADY had a group in his place that is larger than the attendance at most of our meetings...  It's the sports and social club and they fill the place up...literally...


But honestly, I could actually care less if the place we meet serves good food, slow food, or no food at all.  I would meet with all of you fellow freedom fighters in an abandoned warehouse if we had to- it's the information I come for.  The new ideas, the coordination, and the good friends I have made while fighting to free ourselves! 

Murphy's is a great place, with great food, and I will definitely throw my personal business a Free Stater's way.  And WHEN they finish their back room which can hold our size, and WHEN the owners let me know they are ready to have such a large group in that room, we'll take a vote on meeting there.

I'll also start looking, again, for a new meeting place for June. 

See you all tomorrow! 
Shuvom

Shuvom says he'll meet anywhere...even an abandoned warehouse...So how does that leave out Murphy's?

For the record...
I am not protesting Shuvom or MVP meetings...
I am specifically protesting Newicks...
I would welcome anyone else who feels this way...

See you all tomorrow!
Rob
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meeting
Post by: Dave Ridley on May 05, 2007, 09:53 AM NHFT
thanks for all the hard work on the meetings shuvom!

i'm even starting to enjoy the speeches now...!  but will still wander out from time to time....
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 05, 2007, 09:59 AM NHFT
see you guys soon
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dreepa on May 05, 2007, 09:42 PM NHFT
One of the 'smaller' meetings only about 30 liberty lovers (and 4 'little' kids and 3 'minors')

Good to see everyone.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: powerchuter on May 05, 2007, 10:12 PM NHFT
Hi All,
Keith told me personally that he is more than ready to accommodate the main MVP meeting.  He told me to have Shuvom call him.  He said he would open the pub at 11AM or even 10AM to facilitate our meeting.
Thanks,
Rob
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: toowm on May 05, 2007, 11:20 PM NHFT
Shuvom is going to try to find an outdoor venue for next month (June), based on requests. I think it could be a great picnic, and the kids can run around.

July+ will likely be at Murphy's, with an earlier start time, before they open to the public.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: ny2nh on May 06, 2007, 07:55 AM NHFT
Hi All,
Keith told me personally that he is more than ready to accommodate the main MVP meeting.  He told me to have Shuvom call him.  He said he would open the pub at 11AM or even 10AM to facilitate our meeting.
Thanks,
Rob

Rob -

I had spoke to Keith a while back and suggested the earlier meeting time - to which he was very much in agreement with. It was discussed at the MVP meeting yesterday and it looks like in July, that will be the plan...to meet earlier at Murphy's.

Go figure - you an I having the same thoughts....scary. :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: powerchuter on May 06, 2007, 08:48 AM NHFT
Hi All,
Keith told me personally that he is more than ready to accommodate the main MVP meeting.  He told me to have Shuvom call him.  He said he would open the pub at 11AM or even 10AM to facilitate our meeting.
Thanks,
Rob

Rob -

I had spoke to Keith a while back and suggested the earlier meeting time - to which he was very much in agreement with. It was discussed at the MVP meeting yesterday and it looks like in July, that will be the plan...to meet earlier at Murphy's.

Go figure - you an I having the same thoughts....scary. :)

Hi Tammy,
Thanks for the humor.
I don't find it at all unusual that we would have the same thoughts.  We are, after all, in the same movement towards Liberty.  Some are just further along in their philosophical "process".  The Non-Aggression Principle, the Golden Rule, jury education(and jury nullification of most "laws"), and offering peaceful liberty-oriented alternatives to socialistic government indoctrination programs are what most of us are striving for...
Hope to see you this afternoon!
Rob
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 06, 2007, 07:04 PM NHFT
Should I be excited about how many people will show up at the next porc meeting .... or should I blame Ian for more vote fraud?

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Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: error on May 06, 2007, 07:07 PM NHFT
I think the FSP web site is undergoing "maintenance."
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: JonM on May 07, 2007, 06:38 AM NHFT
Louis imported the users from the old secure.freestateproject.org server to the current server, and it munged the stats up a bit, seeing them as new registrations.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 07, 2007, 06:48 AM NHFT
at this rate we will have 20,000 in 3 weeks
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on May 07, 2007, 12:17 PM NHFT
how many came to the alternate mtg?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 07, 2007, 03:09 PM NHFT
3 is what I heard.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 07, 2007, 03:14 PM NHFT
the picnic should be cool ..... porcupines in their native habitat.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: Dave Ridley on May 26, 2007, 04:04 PM NHFT
do we have a location/date/time set up yet for june?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: MaineShark on May 26, 2007, 05:36 PM NHFT
do we have a location/date/time set up yet for june?

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IMPORTANT June and July Meeting locations!
Posted by: shuvom2
Date: Tue May 22, 2007 6:38 pm ((PDT))

Hey guys,

For our June "picnic" meeting, I've scouted out "Livingston Park" in Manchester as our best bet. Why?

1. It's free. (Bear Brook costs each adult $3 to get in, and $280 to rent the large covered shelter. Which was already rented that day.)

2. It's in a central location, just a little north of downtown. It's on Rte 3/28 across from the Kia dealership. Google map here (http://maps.google.com/maps?
hl=en&q=map+livingston+park+manchester+nh&ie=UTF8&ll=43.017513,-
71.454821&spn=0.026106,0.05785&z=14&iwloc=addr&om=1)

3. Parking is decent. If there's a soccer game that morning, it might be a little crowded, but still do-able for our crowd. Extra parking is found all around the park, around the tennis courts and soccer fields.

4. Plenty of playground for the kids, a nice walking trail around a large lake for the adults. I'll upload pictures later of a wooded glen or athletic bleachers it has that we can meet on.

5. If it rains, there is a "Papa Gino's" restaurant just one more light up the road which opens at 10:30 that will be our back-up location.

Therefore, these are the details for the June meeting on the 2nd:

-Bring folding chairs or blankets. There are not enough tables for everyone if we meet in the glen.

-Bring food and drink for yourselves, others if you wish. There is none at the park. There is a Dunkin Donuts 1 min down the road. I'll bring some chilled bottled water for about 6 people.

-Bring outdoor fun gear (footballs, frisbees, I'll bring a volleyball).

-As discussed at the May meeting, to have more Saturday free after the meeting, the June meeting time will be 10 AM. Repeat: 10 AM. This will also get us ready for the earlier July+ meetings (see below).

-If it's raining, go one more stoplight to the north and turn into the shopping center to the right, and we'll meet at the Papa Gino's pizza place. They open at 10:30. If you have any question whether it is raining (hard enough) or not, call my cell.

For July and beyond, I've worked it out with Keith how to meet at the Tap Room while respecting his customers. They don't usually open until 11:30, but Keith said he would bring the staff in early once a month so we can meet in the front room at 10 AM. We should usually be done by 12, and shouldn't run aground of the lunch crowd. It might be good to be breaking up right when natives are walking in, so they can see political fun in action.

Murphy's Tap Room is at 494 Elm St.

Parking is possible down Elm street to the south. You don't have to feed the meters on Sat.

So we'll meet there from July onwards!

Thank you to the whole group for your flexibility, patience and willingness to try new things! I'm looking forward to a fun outdoor meeting, throwing the volleyball around!

Shuvom
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month, 12:00
Post by: powerchuter on May 26, 2007, 08:17 PM NHFT
Shuvom,
Thank you for your efforts with the MVP meeting!
Much appreciated!
Rob
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: dalebert on August 02, 2007, 08:52 AM NHFT
My roommate says it's at 11am now. Can someone confirm or deny?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 02, 2007, 08:56 AM NHFT
Confirmed.

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Guys,

Just a reminder, the August meeting is coming up not this Saturday,
but next Saturday the 4th, at Murphy's Taproom.

Talking to Keith at Billy's party, he said it would be okay if we
started the meeting at 11, because his Saturday morning crowd is
extremely slow. It would mean his cooks and waitresses could come
in a little later.

This would also be a comprimise between the MVP folks who want the
meeting at 10 and those who want it at 12.

So, FOR THE LAST TIME THIS YEAR, we are changing the meeting time,
to 11 am on Saturday morning. Hopefully, the rest of the year will
not be as tumultous as the first part, and this meeting time will
please most folks.

Thank you, and remember to e-mail me with anything you'd like on the
agenda.

Shuvom

Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 02, 2007, 09:22 AM NHFT
My roommate says it's at 11am now. Can someone confirm or deny?

yes 11am ... government time .... for those who still bow the knee to caesar ;D

We will be there. We can see all of you on Saturday with new Keene Free Press papers.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on August 02, 2007, 09:28 AM NHFT
If R&K bring them, NH Atlases will be available for sale.  $15.00 with $5.00 (maybe) going to the Liberty Scholarship Fund.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Bald Eagle on August 02, 2007, 10:06 AM NHFT
Ah well, I'll probably be missing this month's meeting since I won't be getting to NH until that night.  But y'all can tell me how it went, and I'll wait all month with bated breath for the next one.

See you Sunday!   :D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Dave Ridley on October 04, 2007, 10:11 AM NHFT
it's still at 11am this week?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: toowm on October 04, 2007, 11:27 AM NHFT
it's still at 11am this week?
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Hey all,

Another MVP meeting is coming up THIS Saturday, the 6th, at Murphy's
Taproom, 11 am!

It might bee too late, but anyone going to Taproom Tuesdays- let any
new folks know! Let's grow the size of the meeting even more!

On the agenda this meeting:

-Shuvom reports on much NHLA stuff
-Dreepa is leading a Ron Paul lit drop right after the meeting
-We might have a recruiter for the NH "Constition militia" (to go
around peacefully teaching people about the NH Constitution) if I
contact him in time
-Manpower event where, if 10 people donate 15 minutes of handwriting
work right after the meeting, Irena can do a mailing that will ROCK
Concord
-Book Swap!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on October 04, 2007, 08:36 PM NHFT
The jail where Lauren Canario is being held is next to Murphy’s, about a two-minute walk up Valley Street. Perhaps a protest in front of the jail after—or during—the MVP meeting is in order. Let’s get 40–50 porcs out there at once and show them how much support she has!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: d_goddard on October 04, 2007, 08:55 PM NHFT
I'll be litdropping for RP after
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 04, 2007, 10:46 PM NHFT
I'll be litdropping for RP after

Litdropper.   :)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on October 04, 2007, 11:01 PM NHFT
I'll be litdropping for RP after

Head up Valley Street and down Pine Street. This is ward 3—where I live, and which Muni has mentioned is really in need of bigger freestater presence.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: shyfrog on October 05, 2007, 10:40 PM NHFT
Notary Public Needed

A notary is requested to attend the MVP meeting tomorrow morning. Thank you very much.  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: KBCraig on October 05, 2007, 11:26 PM NHFT
I would expect to have "visitors" tomorrow, even if they don't introduce themselves. You know -- friends of those who were making the rounds today.

Open carry is highly encouraged.  8)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Rochelle on October 06, 2007, 12:11 AM NHFT
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I would expect to have "visitors" tomorrow, even if they don't introduce themselves. You know -- friends of those who were making the rounds today.
And friends of friends. I've become a Quaker.

;)
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: shyfrog on October 06, 2007, 12:44 AM NHFT
I left my Mac power cord at Murphy's tonight. I'll be there in the morning for MVP. Please keep it safe and warm...well, safe at least.

Thank you  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on October 06, 2007, 01:05 AM NHFT
I left my Mac power cord at Murphy's tonight. I'll be there in the morning for MVP. Please keep it safe and warm...well, safe at least.

Thank you  :icon_pirat:

Found it. Gave it to Keith.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: shyfrog on October 06, 2007, 01:26 AM NHFT
I left my Mac power cord at Murphy's tonight. I'll be there in the morning for MVP. Please keep it safe and warm...well, safe at least.

Thank you  :icon_pirat:

Found it. Gave it to Keith.

Gracias  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: d_goddard on November 01, 2007, 01:02 PM NHFT
--- In MerrimackValleyPorcupines@yahoogroups.com, "shuvom2"
<shuvom@...> wrote:
>
> Just a reminder that this Saturday at 11 AM, we've got the November
MVP meeting at Murphy's!

I will personally be very disappointed with anyone that attends an MVP
meeting to engage in "talking shop" activities, when the most
important event in the Ron Paul campaign is happening just 20 minutes
away!!!

If you need a ride from Manchester to Concord, LET ME KNOW:
Denis.Goddard (at) gmail.com

It doesn't matter if you're a Ron Paul fan -- what is at stake here is
very, very simple:
* If Ron Paul does well in the NH Primary, you will see HUNDREDS of
new early-movers
* If Ron Paul does poorly in the NH Primary, you will see people ask
if the FSP can have any effect, and "so why should I move?"

Out of your own rational self-interest in making New Hampshire more
Free, and because I will publicly pillory anyone that chooses jaw-jaw
over activism,
please DO NOT ATTEND THIS MONTH'S MVP MEETING.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on November 01, 2007, 08:14 PM NHFT
I take it this (http://newhampshireunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=11593.0) is information about the event you’re talking about?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: toowm on November 01, 2007, 10:21 PM NHFT
--- In MerrimackValleyPorcupines@yahoogroups.com, "shuvom2"
<shuvom@...> wrote:
>
> Just a reminder that this Saturday at 11 AM, we've got the November
MVP meeting at Murphy's!

I will personally be very disappointed with anyone that attends an MVP
meeting to engage in "talking shop" activities, when the most
important event in the Ron Paul campaign is happening just 20 minutes
away!!!

If you need a ride from Manchester to Concord, LET ME KNOW:
Denis.Goddard (at) gmail.com

It doesn't matter if you're a Ron Paul fan -- what is at stake here is
very, very simple:
* If Ron Paul does well in the NH Primary, you will see HUNDREDS of
new early-movers
* If Ron Paul does poorly in the NH Primary, you will see people ask
if the FSP can have any effect, and "so why should I move?"

Out of your own rational self-interest in making New Hampshire more
Free, and because I will publicly pillory anyone that chooses jaw-jaw
over activism,
please DO NOT ATTEND THIS MONTH'S MVP MEETING.

Thanks.
There are a number of liberty lovers (Libertarian party faithful) that already feel lonely at our meetings. Please don't ostracize them as well.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on November 01, 2007, 10:30 PM NHFT
How about moving the MVP meeting to another Saturday? The calendar is pretty light at the moment for 2007-11-10, and it’s completely empty for 2007-11-17.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: ny2nh on November 02, 2007, 06:14 AM NHFT
Why not just leave the meeting when it is....the next one is only a month away. : )
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 02, 2007, 09:46 AM NHFT
We will not be making it to this meeting. We will be visiting Manchester ... and I believe Murphy's on November 5th.
I hope you guys have fun ... and hope to see you soon.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: dalebert on November 03, 2007, 10:07 AM NHFT
Why not just leave the meeting when it is....the next one is only a month away. : )

Shuvom agrees with you.

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Yeah, but it's much easier just to have a lightly attended meeting than try to reschedule.  The next one is just in a month.
 
Cancelling a meeting for one political candidate's workshop would set a bad precedent, especially since 100% of Free Staters will never be behind any candidate.  This way, folks can choose to attend the meeting or not, and I promised to send out minutes for those who didn't make it.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on November 03, 2007, 10:12 AM NHFT
I can't attend.  Wouldn't if I could.  Have you seen those arm on Goddard?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 03, 2007, 04:35 PM NHFT
so how did it go
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on November 29, 2007, 10:58 AM NHFT
Are there any conflicts for December’s MVP meeting?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: error on November 29, 2007, 03:49 PM NHFT
Are there any conflicts for December’s MVP meeting?

Yes. The biggest Ron Paul canvassing event of the entire primary season  (http://ronpaul.meetup.com/6/calendar/6753577/)kicks off at 10 am Saturday.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Dreepa on November 29, 2007, 08:24 PM NHFT
Are there any conflicts for December’s MVP meeting?

Yes. The biggest Ron Paul canvassing event of the entire primary season  (http://ronpaul.meetup.com/6/calendar/6753577/)kicks off at 10 am Saturday.
For those who wish to attend MVP first there will be someone there to hand out packets after the MVP meeting.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on November 30, 2007, 03:30 PM NHFT
My parents are coming up from Massachusetts for a visit this weekend and will probably be attending tomorrow’s MVP meeting with me.
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on November 30, 2007, 06:04 PM NHFT
Everybody be on your best behavior
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: KBCraig on November 30, 2007, 11:50 PM NHFT
Everybody be on your best behavior

Coincidence? I think not! Can you say.... SATAN?!?!?
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: dalebert on December 01, 2007, 08:24 AM NHFT
Holy Crap! It's December!
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 01, 2007, 09:25 AM NHFT
Holy Crap! It's December!

Now there is a great quote.  ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on December 01, 2007, 05:10 PM NHFT
My parents are coming up from Massachusetts for a visit this weekend and will probably be attending tomorrow’s MVP meeting with me.

…And just went home with a bunch of Ron Paul signs, bumper stickers, and pins. ;D
Title: Re: Merrimack Valley Porcs Every FIRST Saturday of the month
Post by: Pat K on December 01, 2007, 06:25 PM NHFT
Holy Crap! It's December!

It always sneaks up on ya don't it.