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 on: Today at 08:19:18 am 
Started by RP2016 - Last post by JasonPSorens
We are home-schooling our first-grader, but she did kindergarten at a nearby private school. There are many alternative educational options in New Hampshire and a small but growing tax-credit scholarship fund that can cover private and home school costs. In our area (the Upper Valley) there are some small home school groups but nothing really formal. In the southern part of the state where you are planning to locate, there are more options, including co-ops. The Praxeum in Portsmouth hosts home school classes on specialized subjects, like advanced math. You may want to sign up for Michelle Levell's School Choice for New Hampshire mailing list to keep abreast of legislative news affecting school choice: http://www.schoolchoicenh.org/ .

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 on: April 25, 2017, 10:33:53 pm 
Started by mwstroberg - Last post by Levi
Are you on FB?  If so, I can tell you which groups to join to get a sense of the liberty community here.

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 on: April 25, 2017, 02:43:01 pm 
Started by RP2016 - Last post by RP2016
My wife and I are planning to move our two sons to New Hampshire next year (we are targeting Spring/Summer). They are currently 8 months and 2 1/2 years old. I know schooling is right around the corner for them. Obviously being a Libertarian I have my doubts about the government educating my children. We are considering sending them to a Montessori school. We will likely be moving to somewhere in the Nashua to Concord corridor. I am curious what other like-minded people do for educating their children. Are there any libertarian home school co-ops? Does anyone use Ron Paul's home school curriculum?

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 on: April 25, 2017, 02:42:06 pm 
Started by mwstroberg - Last post by mwstroberg
Hi Jason,

Thanks for the quick reply.

I would be unable to get away, because of my work demands. I have wanted to attend PorcFest for many years. It really sounds like fun.

I referred to Violet as my "woman," but, essentially we have been living as husband and wife for ten years. She is disabled, and would lose her health insurance if we were legally married.

I am prepared to move to NH even without visiting, as the things I have read about it online are enough to sway me. Although I am from California, and was raised as quite a wimp as far as climate was concerned, I have spent six years here in Montana, so I am now quite accustomed to cold winters. I live in a very dry area, though, and I believe that virtually anywhere in NH would present more snowfall than where I am currently living. We like the snow though. Where I come from, we would get measurable snowfall (rarely more than a tenth of an inch) once every 20 or 30 years.

I will be looking for work first. If I could somehow get a full-time permanent position, I would probably be able to get an advance on my first month's salary, and would have no trouble paying my way up front. We'll see how that works out, though.

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 on: April 25, 2017, 08:17:41 am 
Started by mwstroberg - Last post by JasonPSorens
Well, there's no substitute for actually visiting the state - PorcFest is the best opportunity for that. Meeting a large number of people will make it more likely that you'll "click" with someone. Does your partner also work?

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 on: April 25, 2017, 01:45:46 am 
Started by mwstroberg - Last post by mwstroberg
Hi all, my name is Mark W. Stroberg, and I have been a Free State Project member since May of 2004. When I lost my job (I am a software engineer) in 2011 in Sunnyvale, CA, my woman and I ended up homeless for five months, living in a Safeway parking lot in my car. My former coworker, Kevin, helped us move to Montana and gave me a job with his remote software consulting business. Things have been up and down, but at least I've had food to eat and a roof over my head for 6 years now. The problem is, I want to thrive, not simply exist. My current situation is stultifying, and I have little freedom to maneuver, either employment wise or in regard to where I live. We are quite frugal, and do not squander our money. My medical expenses are fairly high, however, and it is really difficult to make ends meet. Any Obamacare policy would be an absolute joke, costing thousands of dollars a year and imposing thousands of dollars in deductibles.

We intend to make the move soon, within a month or two. While I can come up with the money to actually transport us to New Hampshire, I honestly don't know how I would pay for a deposit and first months rent on an apartment or rental property to live in for a month or so while I looked for work. I have several questions:

1. What area of New Hampshire would be the best for looking for a software engineering job? I am willing to commute a reasonable distance, perhaps even out of State. I am going to look for work before I move, but am going to move soon regardless, before my spirits fall any lower.
2. Is there any way to personally meet people on these forums? I would like to make a deal with an FSP member in NH, who could possibly provide a single room for us, for one month, with the understanding that whatever portion of the rent I was unable to pay for this month, would be repaid with interest once I was working. I will look on the housing forums, but it would be nice to talk to someone who actually lives in NH and can give me advice and help me to make connections.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks.

   Mark W. Stroberg

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 on: April 24, 2017, 12:15:04 pm 
Started by Aboriginal - Last post by Aboriginal
Peace everyone.
I am a new mother seeking for sovereignty. I want to apply for a passport for my son who was born at home. He has a birth certificate that was motorized, but not state or county issued. He also doesn't have a ssn. What are some laws that can help me apply for a passport for him?

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 on: April 23, 2017, 10:43:38 pm 
Started by Luck - Last post by Luck
22755
TECH:

Find info on both new and used cars, car reviews, industry news, auto shows, local car dealerships, glossary of terms, and savvy auto advice
http://Edmunds.com

Scientists have invented a dryer that can dry clothes in half the time without heat
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/scientists-invented-dryer-dry-clothes-170600085.html

New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-infrared-emitting-device-energy-harvesting.html

Proposal for Trump’s border ‘wall’ that’s actually a $15 billion hyperloop
http://www.businessinsider.com/design-trumps-border-wall-hyperloop-2017-4/#

Researchers link robots into surveillance teams
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/04/researchers-link-robots-surveillance-teams

Computers Create Recipe for Two New Magnetic Materials
http://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/predicting-magnets

New Window Screens Filter Pollution from Air
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-window-screens-filter-pollution-from-air

Scientific advance for cool clothing
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170419170535.htm

By listening to optical ‘noise,’ researchers discover new way to track hidden objects
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-optical-noise-track-hidden.html

Handheld translator
http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/4/20/15371662/travis-the-translator-handheld-portable-languages-indiegogo

Mobile sensing system could give couples the power to anticipate each other's emotional states, adapt behavior
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-mobile-couples-power-emotional-states.html

Dark secret of AI technology is No one knows how it works
https://www.sott.net/article/348591-Theres-a-dark-secret-lurking-at-the-heart-of-AI-technology-No-one-knows-how-it-works

'Flying car' nails vertical take-off
https://www.sott.net/article/348784-Flying-car-nails-vertical-take-off-in-stunning-test-run


SCIENCE:

Universe's highest electric current found in cosmic jet 2bn light yrs away (Old News)
http://www.sify.com/news/universe-s-highest-electric-current-found-in-cosmic-jet-2bn-light-yrs-away-news-international-lgwqurebaiesi.html

Physicists Say They’ve Created a Fluid With ‘Negative Mass’; it moves opposite the way it's pushed
http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-say-they-ve-created-a-fluid-with-negative-mass

"Heavily eroded" Mars mesa landform surrounded by wild-looking sand dunes and a sea of puzzling secondary craters
https://www.sott.net/article/348556-NASAs-Reconnaissance-Orbiter-captures-incredible-new-photo-of-Mars-surface

Mega-fracking using massive volumes of water triggered earthquake swarms in British Columbia
https://www.sott.net/article/348662-Study-finds-mega-fracking-using-massive-volumes-of-water-triggered-earthquake-swarms-in-British-Columbia

Rare type Ia supernova
https://www.sott.net/article/348728-Rare-type-Ia-supernova-discovery-ushers-in-new-era-for-cosmology

Dramatic landslides on Ceres
https://www.sott.net/article/348744-Dramatic-landslides-on-Ceres-shed-new-light-on-dwarf-planet

Earth [shadow-side] from a billion miles away
https://www.sott.net/article/348794-Earth-from-a-billion-miles-away-Cassini-captures-amazing-image

New atmospheric phenomenon discovered by SWARM satellites
https://www.sott.net/article/348847-New-atmospheric-phenomenon-discovered-by-SWARM-satellites

Sun’s[?] UV Light Helped Spark Life
http://www.space.com/36401-suns-uv-light-helped-spark-life.html

First ‘image’ of a dark matter web that connects galaxies
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412091230.htm

When the Sun Turns Off the Lights
http://discovermagazine.com/2017/may-2017/when-the-lights-go-out

Saturn’s Bizarre ‘UFO Moons’
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2017/04/saturns-flying-saucer-moon-the-ringed-planets-weirdest-.html

Mysterious ‘Sterile’ Neutrinos May Not Exist
http://www.livescience.com/58673-sterile-neutrino-justification-vanishes.html

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the proton
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/theres-still-lot-we-dont-know-about-proton

Forget About Terraforming Mars. Here’s Why
https://www.seeker.com/space/planets/forget-about-terraforming-mars-heres-why

‘Gibraltar-sized’ space rock passes Earth
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39642995

Supermassive black hole thingies found in two tiny galaxies
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-supermassive-black-holes-tiny-galaxies.html

First clear image made of accretion disk surrounding young star
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-image-accretion-disk-young-star.html

New look at 2004's martian hole-in-one site
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-martian-hole-in-one-site.html

Bushmen Painted Earliest Rock Art in Southern Africa 5,000 Years Ago
http://www.livescience.com/58684-bushmen-painted-earliest-rock-art-southern-africa.html

The terrifying tsunami that devastated Britain 8,000 years ago
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160323-the-terrifying-tsunami-that-devastated-britain

For two billion years Earth was very different: oxygen was scarce, microbial life ruled, and the sun was much dimmer [as Saturn?]
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-iron-curtain-methane-making-microbes-early.html

Megafaunal extinctions driven by too much moisture
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/spring-2017/article/megafaunal-extinctions-driven-by-too-much-moisture

Archaeologists Discover 38,000-Year-Old Animal Art
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-discover-38-000-old-175059757.html

Mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt’s Luxor
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-archaeologists-statues-tomb-egypt-luxor.html

World’s largest collection of rock art at risk
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/apr/21/worlds-largest-collection-of-rock-art-at-risk-australian-senators-told

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/21/ancient-stone-carvings-confirm-comet-struck-earth-10950bc-wiping

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 on: April 23, 2017, 08:34:06 pm 
Started by Instinct2Bfree - Last post by Instinct2Bfree
"Patron" at the end of the day might do you good. Bud Light all day long won't make you much of a useful homesteader that's for sure.             

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 on: April 23, 2017, 08:16:47 pm 
Started by TRU333 - Last post by Instinct2Bfree
Sounds like a good plan. I would suggest 2 things: 1st: Off grid living requires independence. Real independence works great along with anarchism.  Looking to play by every rule within the "system" and follow every "authority" will attract too much attention off grid.  2: Check out the unorganized townships in NW Maine. (if you like winters and remote wilderness) Check out my post in misc.: "attn wilderness homesteaders"  Thanks,    Instinct2Bfree

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