Delaware2 wrote: What happened with the ann arbor mtg?
No one gets my twice-posted message that I can't yahoo.
I've been wondering about the wisdom of the Midwest 'Pines being located over on Yahoo. I find the popup ads annoying, and you have brought up another issue. But it might not be so great to have duplicity in both places either. To answer your question, here's a note from Yahoo on the March 6 meeting:
Yeah ZuG, I think the meeting went well. We covered some
interesting, widely varied topics:
1)Money- The NH bill to allow transactions with the state to be done
in sound money (silver or gold metal) was brought up. One attendee
was kind enough to show us some Liberty dollars, both the coins and
the 100% metal-backed paper money (see www.norfed.org
info). A couple other money approaches for those not fond of fiat
currency were also discussed, one being Hargis accounts.
2)Movies- Several movies with liberty-oriented themes were mentioned, among them "The House of Sand & Fog", "Shenandoah", "Black Sheep"
(with Chris Farley & David Spade) and "Cold Mountain"...I can't say
as I've seen any of them personally. Also brought up was "Almost
banned movie night" being done by the LP of Oakland county, Michigan
showing "Harry's War" at 7 PM Saturday May 8th, at LP headquarters
610 E. Nine Mile Road in Hazel Park.
3)Harry Browne's site (http://www.harrybrowne.org/)was
said to have a link to a site working toward repeal of the federal income tax (follow the Downsize DC button). There are many other great links as well- you should check out Harry's website.
4)Some good books were discussed as well, "Possum Living" by Dolly
Freed (sp.?), and "Your money or your life" by Vicki Robin & Joe
Dominguez. The first described living on the cheap, and the second
explores what you'd do with your life if all your basic needs were
met...then helps show you how to get to that point in life quicker.
5)Cheap smokes are available through a website (www.yesmoke.ch
) however, do your own checking on the legality of such an undertaking...seems the tax man might not be happy if he misses out!
6)Tried to rough out some things which need changing, came up with:
a. reforming property seizure without due process
b. legalizing grass (overall, or just medical)
c. ending defacto discrimination known as affirmative action
d. correcting McCain-Feingold law stifling free political speech
under guise of "campaign finance reform"
e. reversing some losses of privacy & rights brought about by
the "Patriot Act".
7)JP is running for LP Executive Committee (Michigan), and is of the
opinion the LP should do some petition drives. In fact, when our
meeting broke up JP went out into downtown Ann Arbor (liberal capitol
of SE Michigan) to gather petition signatures for the MCRI (Michigan
Civil Rights Intitiative- for more info see www.MCRI2004.org
). My kind
So that's not a bad exchange of ideas for less than a dozen FSP
types, meeting for the first time, to toss out over a couple hours,
is it? Just think what 20,000 commited activists moving to a small
state will be able to do if we can get activism to be a habit in the
here and now?