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Title: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ogre on January 01, 2007, 09:08:23 am
Ok, now that we've got the First 1,000 ready, a question for those who aren't in NH now who signed the pledge:
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When are you moving?
I don't have a date yet, myself, but I will move this year.  My house is on the market and I've been actively looking for jobs for about a month now.  I even found one in Portland, ME and if that's the closest I can get, well, I guess I'll be doing some serious commuting.  I hope that I can find a job in NH, though.  I've avoided MA because, well, it's Massachusetts.  I don't want to be at risk of being arrested for simply carrying a firearm in my car to defend myself (which I do whether it's "legal" or not these days).

If I don't find something by about August, I'll just grab my stuff and head up there and find a Wal-Mart or something because I'm coming, New Hampshire!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: FTL_Ian on January 01, 2007, 10:48:00 am
Moved to Keene 4 months ago!  8)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: margomaps on January 01, 2007, 11:07:03 am
By December 31, 2008.  :)

Actually, I'm hoping to move in the second half of this year.  I'm making the necessary improvements to my house to make it more salable, actively searching for real-estate in NH (including taking trips to scout locations and properties in person), and trying to convince my boss to let me telecommute for now.  I'm not sure when all the pieces will come together, but I'm trying to make it all happen this year.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: greap on January 01, 2007, 12:50:41 pm
Nashua and it is a bit up in the air right now. I am planning for 3rd Quarter this year but it really depends how soon I am ready to turn the European reins of my operation over to someone else.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on January 01, 2007, 03:03:58 pm
90 days and counting.
Title: ASAP- We are Developing our Plan
Post by: eightiesoid on January 01, 2007, 03:05:58 pm
Glad you asked! Today, my wife and I are figuring out how to make it happen; that is our objective for the day. Originally, we were thinking Spring but, after a Christmas layoff and a new property tax assessment that adds more than $2000 to our tax bill every year, we have decided to accelerate our plan. We were planning to explore the area next week but we will forgo that and jump right in. I am moving up there as soon as I find a job (Freelance Technical Writing and Proposal Management) and have been targeting the market aggressively. When I have the interview (a couple weeks probably), then I will explore the area and the costs are tax deductible. I will probably get temporary housing while my wife ties up loose ends here. Then, she will follow. My former boss gave me some leads and might throw some small jobs my way as they become available. (Everyone raves about how beautiful and charming New Hampshire is yet I have never been there!) The tricky part is that we have some expenses that we must finance and we have to sell our old house (with the new assessment that screws thigns up) and buy a new one. The equity will theoretically lower our living expenses. We now have a huge to do list and a number of projects to maximize the return on our house as well as all the work involved in moving. We figure that it is best to jump right in and get it over with. Dragging it out will only make it more painful and delay our enjoyment of our new location. The sacrifices now will pay off many fold.

What does everyone think of this plan? Oh, where are you all moving and why are you moving there? We can only narrow it down to the Southeast since that's where the jobs are. My wife and I like nature and history and are seeking a house made of stone, like an English country house/cottage. Has anyone seen a house like this for sale?

Thanks! I will post more ideas as we flesh them out.

Andrew

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ogre on January 01, 2007, 05:00:42 pm
I just saw a technical writer job earlier today... here is it

http://jobsearch.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=51929730&AVSDM=2006%2D12%2D30+13%3A01%3A37&Logo=1&JobTitle=Senior+Technical+%2E%2E%2E&lid=683&fn=660&sort=rv&vw=b&cy=US&brd=1&dcjvlid=705
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Denis Goddard on January 01, 2007, 05:39:17 pm
Nashua
Excellent! We have some very committed people in Nashua (including a member of the FSP Board of Directors) but we need more to turn the tide of Statism that the Massachusetts people bring in. And it really is the case that a few dozen committed, active people have more effect than thousands & thousands of apathetic people only 30% of whom even vote!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: lordmetroid on January 01, 2007, 08:02:07 pm
I find Nashua area to be looking great from a top-view perspective of google earth as well. I expect to move as soon as I can. First I need to investigate some in to immigration and probably will take at least until summer to obtain the degree I am doing at the moment.

I need to find a job and get myself somewhere to stay in nahsua area. These are all very dynamic time periods. So I have no idea what I can expect to be in New Hampshire. But one thing is for sure, I don't need to be alone in USA just because I immigrating. I do have family in New York after all.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: RichW on January 02, 2007, 05:53:13 pm
Targeting spring '08...may drift a bit later than that.  Not sure where yet.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: purewater4u.com on January 02, 2007, 07:26:33 pm
This summer after school is out. Looking at moving aroung the Laconia area.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: eightiesoid on January 03, 2007, 07:56:34 pm
Thanks, Ogre! I sent my resume in!

LordMeteoroid- Where are you immigrating from?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: bruehound on January 03, 2007, 08:04:50 pm
We are tending to a family illness here in Illinois but we'll be in NH within 24 months and much sooner if we can. Despite its ups and downs, we really liked the Franklin area when we visited in Sept.. I will do more location scouting when I come out for the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. I hope to meet all of you there.
scott
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: lordmetroid on January 04, 2007, 03:42:44 am
LordMeteoroid- Where are you immigrating from?

Sweden... I just noticed I missed the greencard lottery. Damn! that was for 2008 so I suppose I can not make use of the lottery to immigrate before two years.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: laney on January 04, 2007, 10:43:09 am
My apt lease expires on March 01.  So, I'm also 90 days and counting...  I live in Mass, now. So my landlord would probably give me a discount to stay an extra month which I might do to ease the transition (so maybe ~120 days rather than 90.).

I'm in South Boston (Southie) and this place is turning into a ghost town.  Property owners are offering 2 months free rent and negotiating prices to try and get people to move in. You don't even want to know what the people trying to sell their homes are having to do  ($100K price cuts, to start!)

The only residences that are full here are the homeless shelters, the public housing projects, and the parolee half way houses!  (Maybe that explains why they're trying to get me to pay 12.5% (!!!!  >:( ) State Income Tax on my stock option income (Yes really they want 1/8 of my money - funny they didn't take 1/8 of the risk or do 1/8 of the work!)).

Everything is just empty... the restaurants, the library, the Churches. There's hardly any one else in their 30's-40's left in this neighborhood - only retired people and kids in their 20's who don't know better. The Irish-Americans are leaving this neighborhood in droves to get away from the shelter/assistance people. The only businesses ever full in this neighborhood are the bars.  ;D

I'm starting to really look forward to leaving.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Brettp76 on January 07, 2007, 05:39:47 pm
Moving to Nashua in just a few weeks.  Things are about to get interesting.     ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Stuart Cox on January 07, 2007, 10:32:49 pm
I am coming to the freedom forum in February to meet you all and look the state over.  This will be my first ever visit to NH.  I signed up with the first 1000 on December 30th as a result of being prodded by an automated telephone call from a very dedicated Free Stater!  I've been a member for years, but this "1000" thing got me off and running.  I plan to start a business (I don't know how to be an employee) so I can not yet predict how soon.  Perhaps the Liberty Forum will  help direct my plans.  If you (all) are going to the Forum please look for "Stuart Cox" and say hi and give me your advice!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: laney on January 10, 2007, 09:22:32 pm
I got pre-approved for a mortgage, today.  So, I'll find a place and be there very soon.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: lordmetroid on January 14, 2007, 09:06:34 am
I have learned more about United States history. constitution and the supreme law of the land. How your civil servant are overstepping their boundaries all the time and how the sovereign people of America is not holding the civil servants responsible as the rightfully masters as they are. But rather follow all the unconstitutional laws that has been written and let be pushed around by their servants instead of bringing forth the rod an teach them who really is in charge. I have even seen reports of people dying mysteriously and dissapearing for being the tough masters that they need to be to uphold their sovereignty.

I am probably not going to be moving  :'(, while I would love to practice sovereignty with the contitution to juridically guarentee it to be possible by putting any civil servant that opposes my wish in juridical personal jeopardy. I can not imagine the bureaucrats would want me to immigrate. Such strong iberty lover that also would want to practice his sovereignty is nothing but trouble for them. Someone that actually would want to uphold the Supreme law of the land that they do not want to be upheld and tries to make sure that it is not to any costs. Which makes me feel afraid to immigrate and a sense of hopelessness over the whole situation.

Frankly, I don't know what to do??? I am doomed to slavery if I don't immigrate and I am doomed to a possible early death if I do immigrate. If as I said the bureaucrats actually would let me in, which I sincerely doubt.
I am so depressed, confused, angry and afraid. The whole situation is hopeless unless you people start taking action and fix this. Until then I will probably have no means of becomming soveriegn!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ward Griffiths on January 14, 2007, 12:53:18 pm
Well, Met, come on over.  Yes, it might adversely affect your lifespan.  A short life and a happy one.  Would you rather die on your feet or live on your knees?

As I've mentioned before, though I'd prefer that my obituary read "Missing and Presumed" I expect it to be "Shot While Resisting".

See you on the ramparts.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Simon Jester on January 14, 2007, 07:33:39 pm
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Frankly, I don't know what to do??? I am doomed to slavery if I don't immigrate and I am doomed to a possible early death if I do immigrate.
Immigrate :) My husband is Finnish (a Finnish Swede, to be exact) and he gets extremely depressed about the US when he reads news articles and that sort of thing. Then I remind him that New Hampshire isn't the rest of the US---we can still keep things from going down the poophole here.

Besides, he'll be thrilled to have someone else he can speak Swedish to ;)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: KBCraig on January 15, 2007, 02:30:04 am
By the end of 2008, as we pledged.

Realistically, that might shift a few months before our whole household is settled there, but we'll at least drive a stake in the ground there by then. While we don't want to move separately, the timing might force us to. And as badly as we'd hate to be separated, Mary is much more flexible than I am, because she can be self-employed in a heartbeat. Not to mention chomping at the bit to get there.

Kevin
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: citizen_142002 on January 15, 2007, 09:59:37 am
lord, I don't think it is as bad here as what you read online. We have problems, no doubt. However I don't think our government kills people in secret any more than other western nations. Likely they would just deport you and not kill you. I haven't noticed any suspicious deaths among Free Staters yet, and frankly I don't think I will.
The US is on a bad path, but we still have less of a police state than nations like England and France. Cameras don't record everything that goes on in most of our major cities (yet). Our police don't typically march around in fatigues with automatic rifles like they do in the streets of Paris.

After all the state motto is "Live free or die...death is not the worst of evils" It is worth taking a risk to live free, and we must take risks to stand up to tyranny.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: celticdreemer on January 16, 2007, 12:40:56 pm
we have found our perfect place and expect to be geting the keys by the end of this month!!
we anticipate landing in Greenville mid/late february~~~
to think that a few months ago i had never even heard of the "free state project"!!!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: cathleeninnh on January 16, 2007, 02:57:36 pm
It is life altering, to say the least. Keep us informed and I hope to meet you soon.

Cathleen
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: vettenyy on January 24, 2007, 06:40:33 pm
For people looking for jobs, I live in NH, and have for over 20 years.  I can offer some suggestions.

Fidelity Investments.  Located in Merrimack. No matter what you do they probably have something.  http://jobs.fidelity.com
BAE Systems.  Merrimack and Nashua. http://www.baesystems.com/careers/index.htm
PC Connection.  Merrimack.  http://www.pcconnection.com/home
Kollsman. Merrimack. http://www.kollsman.com/careers/index.asp
NH Jobs website, dedicated to NH jobs.  http://www.nhjobs.com/

Good luck in your job searching and home hunting!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: randy762ak on January 25, 2007, 04:18:32 pm
Planning to come visit in the spring for a week ---Should be a good vacataion
 Look for a job --look for a shop and home !
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: frankwtodd on January 25, 2007, 07:09:55 pm
I haven't signed the pledge yet, but my wife and I want to move to NH. I don't want to sign until the move is official. I have been following the FSP for a while now.

Family obligations have kept us here, but sadly those obligations are coming to a close. I have begun looking for work in NH and positioning ourselves financially for the move. Maybe just buy a business in NH and be done with it. I hope to move in '08 but it might be sooner or later depending. End of '09 at the latest. I weary of the nanny state.

That's my two cents worth.

I need to post my resume on the site and see who/what nibbles.... ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Quantrill on January 26, 2007, 12:05:55 am
I'm moving this summer!

Maybe earlier if I can figure out a way to get an interview from 1200 miles away...
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: LibertyforLife on February 01, 2007, 04:02:17 pm
The wife has school to finish Nov 07 and then 30 days to sell our stuff, 30 days to stop over in the Socialist State of California to kiss and hug my family and then we are just going on to New Hampshire. We'll find jobs and a place to rent till we can find some land to build a home. We are just one of those radical idealists that are packing up and moving to where Liberty exists as a way of life and not just some tag line somewhere. You can bet though I'm going to be an activist though. See you all when I get there.

Anyone have any ideas where there is about 5 acres of land for farming? Don't send links, I've already visited site after site. I'm looking for something that prolly isn't advertised on MLS or some real estate company. Whats this thing I see about Change of Use tax? I see some properties have it and others don't. Also what is with selling property that has a no build variance on it? Seems to me that New Hampshire like my current state of Alaska has no shortage of recreational properties, but here they don't tell you, 'oh by the way, you can't put a building on it'. Wierd.

While I don't own a gun yet, I'm going to when I get there. Something about you can't bring guns through Canada. I'm more afraid of the government then I am of criminals. At least when a criminal demands money, its a one time thing.

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Denis Goddard on February 02, 2007, 06:23:39 pm
We are just one of those radical idealists that are packing up and moving to where Liberty exists as a way of life and not just some tag line somewhere. You can bet though I'm going to be an activist though.
You'll find a dozen dozen people out here who meet exactly that description, myself included :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ron Helwig on February 13, 2007, 08:17:18 am
Anyone have any ideas where there is about 5 acres of land for farming?

You might want to look in areas where there are farmers markets. Deerfield has one every Friday in late summer/early fall.

I have seen one property for sale here that has a weird phone number on the sign. It seems to be an out of state number. I can check it out next grocery trip.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: LibertyforLife on February 15, 2007, 10:09:09 pm
Anyone have any ideas where there is about 5 acres of land for farming?

You might want to look in areas where there are farmers markets. Deerfield has one every Friday in late summer/early fall.

I have seen one property for sale here that has a weird phone number on the sign. It seems to be an out of state number. I can check it out next grocery trip.

Will do that.....thanks.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Phil_in_Belgium on February 20, 2007, 07:25:25 am
LordMeteoroid- Where are you immigrating from?

Sweden... I just noticed I missed the greencard lottery. Damn! that was for 2008 so I suppose I can not make use of the lottery to immigrate before two years.

Personaly, I don't plan to get my greencard like this. I have friend that has been playing it for years and still did not win. There is 1 million legal immigrant in America every year and only 50 000 green cards. You better invest to open a buiseness or find a contractor in New hampsire.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: aaronjgardner on February 25, 2007, 05:46:43 pm
I'm moving in June or late August, depending upon whether or not I am accepted as an intern at F.E.E.! I have a very broad idea of where I want to live, and no idea what my options are for work.  :-\

I would like the availability of farmers' markets, Traders Joe's or Whole Foods Markets and so far I've found that Trader Joe's doesn't really exist in New hampshire (as far as I've looked), but I've found a couple of markets in Nashua that deal in Indian ingredients.

I also have no idea what my expenses will be as I have not found a place to live yet. Once I do, I'll know what utilities are covered by my rent and which aren't.

My friend-girl and I are driving up to New Hampshire from Philadelphia on March 7th-9th to have a look around. Any ideas anyone? How's Keene? We intend to drive around between Manchester and Nashua at the very least.

Regards--
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ward Griffiths on February 26, 2007, 02:22:29 pm

I would like the availability of farmers' markets, Traders Joe's or Whole Foods Markets and so far I've found that Trader Joe's doesn't really exist in New hampshire (as far as I've looked), but I've found a couple of markets in Nashua that deal in Indian ingredients.


According to their web site, Whole Foods has a store under development in Nashua.  Unfortunately, the closest Trader Joe's is across the Mass border in Tyngsborough (close to Nashua).

I remember when Trader Joe's was only in Southern California.  Most of the 80s, I lived within walking distance of one store or another, West L.A., then Culver City then Pasadena.  Surprised the hell out of me a decade back when I went for some training up in Cambridge Mass and found a Trader Joe's there.  Now there are a few around northern NJ, most of which are a pain in the ass to get to (the closest store is the biggest pain due to the "clever" ways they engineered traffic flow through Paramus).  (In a straight line, the closest store is in Manhattan, but there's no straight line route across the Hudson from here to there).

Whole Foods is the only place in north Jersey where I can find Twinings Lapsang Souchong tea or Celestial Seasonings Morning Thunder.  It's also the only store around where the produce department labels fennel as fennel -- all of the other markets label it anise, which it isn't remotely related to.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: lloydbob1 on February 26, 2007, 03:20:45 pm
I get near a trader Joes about once a month.  Went in once. not sure what the attraction is.

http://www.twiningsusa.com/
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ward Griffiths on February 26, 2007, 03:40:05 pm
I get near a trader Joes about once a month.  Went in once. not sure what the attraction is.

http://www.twiningsusa.com/
Well, while I feel some of the quality and a lot of the low prices have suffered somewhat from their transcontinental expansion, it's about the only chain on the east coast with decent affordable frozen Mexican food for those occasions when I don't feel like rolling my own.  They have a couple of types of salsa that I haven't seen anywhere else.  And they have real Dijon mustard manufactured in Dijon, France for a reasonable price, about the same as the pseudo-Dijon made in the States, not the massive markup of the gourmet shops.

Back in the old days when there were only a couple dozen stores scattered around SoCal, they often had spectacular deals on small lots of wines, beers and cheeses.  Those days are gone.  And several of my favorite items in their inventory have been discontinued, or maybe they just don't ship them to the east coast.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: aaronjgardner on February 27, 2007, 01:09:26 am
My friend-girl shops almost exclusively at Trader Joe's. In SoCal they retain the right to sell alcohol in-store, and she says she will sometimes find great prices for interesting wines. Here in Philadelphia, people are too irresponsible to be allowed the privilege of buying wine in any-ol'-store. And I am really impractically situated with respect to our nearest Trader Joe's (it's in Center City) to go down there very often.

I think the main attraction is the "organic" stuff they sell. I've just recently begun considering organic foods as a practical source of nutrition or hygiene. But I hear that organically grown/raised foodstuffs are rather hard on the environment; taking more acreage to produce equivalent yields and producing more unhealthy/dirty runoff than standard methods. That's just what I've heard. And then there's the bit about no appreciable difference being found between organically raised foodstuffs and our standard, modern alternatives.

In keeping with the topic at hand I feel I should simply repeat - I'm moving to New Hampshire this summer.

And every day I move closer to my senior recital. I shall feel like Atlas, shrugging. So close. So close.

Toodles,
AJ
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: eightiesoid on February 27, 2007, 05:49:45 pm
That's great news about Whole Foods and Trader Joe's! In fact, my wife and I were wondering why they have not entered the New Hampshire market when we looked up their store locations. We love farmers' markets and autochthonous, locally produced food, too. I think that farmers' markets offer a convenient, efficient means of buying specialty produce and selling the surplus from a garden. I think it would be good for Free Staters to trade, barter, or sell amongst each other when practical and cut out the government's take. This would be especially good for those growing their own- they can focus on growing one crop and trading the surplus for another. Bartering is becoming popular nationwide and it can help to reduce the cost of living. Maybe have a Craig's List like forum for trading?

Whole Foods founder John Mackey is a Libertarian and wrote an interesting article in Liberty, June 2006, Vol. 20 No. 6 available at:

http://libertyunbound.com/archive/2006_06/mackey-winning.html 

Whole Foods is also near the top of the list of the "Best Places to Work" so, for the self employed or contracting like me, you can have your spouse bag groceries there and be covered with benefits!

Does the Trader Joes in Massachusetts sell wine? I stock up at the Virginia Trader Joe's. I read on one wine retailing website that New Hampshire charges 8% tax on mail order wine. I also make wine and roast coffee so I think I will be all set. Maybe I could barter the surplus.

Aaron- Congratulations on your pending internship at the Foundation for Economic Education.  I hope you get it. I attended their seminar on Economics and the Environment in November 1999 when I worked for the Competitive Enterprise Institute. It is true that Organic food is not necessarily good for the environment and health and it can even be worse. The issue is complicated, however. FEE has numerous articles about it and John Stossel did a show about the myth of organic foods in the summer of 2000. He explained that organic foods are not more nutritious and that organic techniques expose the consumer to more bacteria, including E. coli. OTH, the sterile environment of modern life is causing our immune systems to attack itself. There are many pros and cons and I believe that the organic movement is a good thing overall; oppening markets to all kinds of exotic products.

My enthusiasm for organic foods is from a gourmet perspective. I can really taste the difference in something that is fresh and grown using artisan methods. There are so many heirloom varieties and obscure vegetables and animal breeds that are loaded with flavour.  There is no comparison and the difference is hard to describe. It does cost more but, if it gets me to eat my veggies, then it is also good for my health. I admire the artistry in growing, producing, and preparing something using traditional techniques even if it is bad for the environment.   
 

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Quantrill on February 28, 2007, 01:32:41 pm
UPDATE:   I am officially moving the last week of March!   I posted on another thread that I still need a place to stay in/near Manchester, but figured since this is the official "when are you moving thread"  I'd re-post here.

I CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO NH!!!!!!!!!!!
 :D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on February 28, 2007, 03:16:12 pm
Oh hell, you can't move before I do! :P
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on February 28, 2007, 03:56:45 pm
I'll be in New Hampshire in time for the Porcupine Festival. I moved out of my rental house in Missoula, Montana just before Christmas. I'm currently staying and working in Sacramento as part of a big western loop. Once back in Missoula in May or so, I'll hitch up my trailer and keep on going. What'll I do in New Hampshire? I'll wing it. Probably I'll start out as a volunteer on organic (yes, organic) farms (see www.wwoofusa.org and/or www.organicvolunteers.org) and see what happens. Our founding fathers didn't have jobs and houses lined up for them when they left Europe.

By the way, I wonder how many organic farms Stossel visited before he made the above claims. Sounds like organic horse manure to me.  ;)
 Rich
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ward Griffiths on February 28, 2007, 04:22:11 pm

By the way, I wonder how many organic farms Stossel visited before he made the above claims. Sounds like organic horse manure to me.  ;)


Funny, almost every damn thing I eat is organic, except for water and salt.  Carbon compounds everywhere.  Why don't the "natural foods" types pick a less technical term for their pest-ridden products?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Toowm on February 28, 2007, 04:25:30 pm
I'm big on unprocessed food, but not thrilled at most organics. Try this sometime - go a week without eating corn syrup. It's harder than you think. Even some "organic" bread has it.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on March 01, 2007, 12:00:11 am
If they keep up this whole ethanol as fuel bullshit, they might actually start switching from corn syrup back to sugar!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: lordmetroid on March 01, 2007, 03:20:47 am
Okay, I decided... Sweden is passing an act that will make the military wiretap all electronic communication that passes Sweden's borders. Well that would be everything, DUH!
I have nothing to loose by moving. Just gonna earn some money(I don't even have enough for a plane ticket at the moment) so I can get a place to live in while I searches for my first job in New Hampshire.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: LibertyforLife on March 01, 2007, 04:34:14 am
Depending on your time frame, I'd be more then happy to host any new FSPer while they get on their feet. Of course I have to get to New Hampshire first. That will happen Nov-Dec of this year.

Forrest
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on March 01, 2007, 02:27:02 pm
Okay, I decided... Sweden is passing an act that will make the military wiretap all electronic communication that passes Sweden's borders. Well that would be everything, DUH!
I have nothing to loose by moving. Just gonna earn some money(I don't even have enough for a plane ticket at the moment) so I can get a place to live in while I searches for my first job in New Hampshire.

If you're going to come here and not go back, and ignore all the stupid paperwork, be sure to buy a round-trip ticket.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: lordmetroid on March 01, 2007, 03:47:27 pm
I have planned to go through the paperwork. It freaks me out considering I will be plugged into the system. But at the same time if I don't go the official way. I can never be an activist or run for office if I so would like without being sent back to Sweden or fear of being sent back as I would become a visible target.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on March 01, 2007, 04:39:38 pm
Don't worry TOO much about it. There are ways around pretty much every piece of the surveillance state. Stick around nhfree.com and you'll learn a lot. :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 01, 2007, 09:00:05 pm
My friend-girl and I are driving up to New Hampshire from Philadelphia on March 7th-9th to have a look around. Any ideas anyone? How's Keene? We intend to drive around between Manchester and Nashua at the very least.

Don't miss Keene.  It's the best!   ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: aaronjgardner on March 03, 2007, 05:19:32 pm
Hi, Ian. My friend is flying to Philly on Tuesday, then we're leaving for NH on Wednesday morning. We'll be spending at least that evening and the entirety of Thursday looking around and seeing the sites. We'll be stopping in Keene, too.

She lives in Santa Monica, CA and works/interns/works for The Reason Foundation. She offered to me the idea of interviewing FSP participants when we come to NH this week for the possibility (small? large?) of writing an article about the FSP. And we would both love to meet Free Staters, as I don't know any myself, and I will be moving this summer. Contacts would be great, and getting to know how the Project is going from the mouth of a participant would be a fantastic way to kill two birds with one stone. And I want to eat at this place in Keene called Luca's Mediterranean Cafe (or some such).

What say you all? Anyone interested in meeting us in Nashua, Manchester, Concord or Keene to show us around or talk to us about the face of things in NH? We'll be there Wednesday afternoon/evening and all day Thursday. Email me - aaron dot j dot gardner at gmail dot com.

Leah and I are both so excited about visiting New Hampshire!! I hear it's beautiful. And I need to take pictures of the state so my friend back home in Texas can get more excited about the FSP.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on March 03, 2007, 09:37:44 pm
Good idea. It's been a long while since Reason covered the FSP. Past time for them to do an update. :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: aaronjgardner on March 03, 2007, 10:10:12 pm
I didn't mean to give the impression that this would be a Reason supported endeavor. She means merely to write an article and submit it to her co-workers to see if Reason will publish it. If not, maybe LewRockwell.com will. And if not there, maybe anti-war.com or somewhere else. There are many many ways to publish. Reason, however, would be the most visible and probably the most widely read outlet. It would be fantastic if they wanted to publish anything that my friend and I write. But I just want to make it clear that it will have nothing to do with Reason unless Reason decides to publish it.

Just don't want to get people's (and my own) hopes up.

Only two more months of structured, one-size-fits-all, pseudo-authoritarian, crush-the-love-of-learning-out-of-you college for me!! Now THAT'S something to get my hopes up about.  ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2007, 10:59:40 am
I would like the availability of farmers' markets, Traders Joe's or Whole Foods Markets and so far I've found that Trader Joe's doesn't really exist in New hampshire (as far as I've looked), but I've found a couple of markets in Nashua that deal in Indian ingredients.
My friend-girl and I are driving up to New Hampshire from Philadelphia on March 7th-9th to have a look around. Any ideas anyone? How's Keene?
We have a farmers market, a specialty food store "Blueberry Fields" and our grocery stores are getting more and more "organic" food, but no trader joes or wfm here in Keene. I think it is similar in other cities.
If you want to live in a quiet small city, then Keene is great.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2007, 11:03:11 am
I have planned to go through the paperwork. It freaks me out considering I will be plugged into the system. But at the same time if I don't go the official way. I can never be an activist or run for office if I so would like without being sent back to Sweden or fear of being sent back as I would become a visible target.
Why couldn't you be an activist without government paperwork? You can't run for office ... it's a feature.

Governments are temporary (I found it in the Dec of Ind :) ) .... the paperwork could change later .... or disappear.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2007, 11:32:04 am
I think it would be good for Free Staters to trade, barter, or sell amongst each other when practical and cut out the government's take. This would be especially good for those growing their own- they can focus on growing one crop and trading the surplus for another. Bartering is becoming popular nationwide and it can help to reduce the cost of living. Maybe have a Craig's List like forum for trading?

We already do it on a small scale on the nh underground forum and in person at porcupine meetings and such.
I just use Craig's list so I don't have to reinvent the wheel. That is why the Keene Free Press doesn't do it's own classifieds. :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2007, 11:34:42 am
I'm big on unprocessed food, but not thrilled at most organics. Try this sometime - go a week without eating corn syrup. It's harder than you think. Even some "organic" bread has it.
Yea ... you can go with raw fruits and veggies and then that corn syrup doesn't sneak in. :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 04, 2007, 11:37:46 am
And I want to eat at this place in Keene called Luca's Mediterranean Cafe (or some such).

What say you all? Anyone interested in meeting us in Nashua, Manchester, Concord or Keene to show us around or talk to us about the face of things in NH?
We can probably meet you. Tell us which day and we can work it out. I have never been to that restaurant. There are a few nice places in downtown Keene I have not been in.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: cathleeninnh on March 04, 2007, 12:44:05 pm
We can't drive to Keene in midweek, but if you have dinner in Manchester or Nashua, we could make that. 7pm Wed or 6:30 on Thursday. Not earlier, due to work.

Cathleen
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: lordmetroid on March 05, 2007, 07:25:15 pm
I have planned to go through the paperwork. It freaks me out considering I will be plugged into the system. But at the same time if I don't go the official way. I can never be an activist or run for office if I so would like without being sent back to Sweden or fear of being sent back as I would become a visible target.
Why couldn't you be an activist without government paperwork? You can't run for office ... it's a feature.

Governments are temporary (I found it in the Dec of Ind :) ) .... the paperwork could change later .... or disappear.
I could be an activists I suppose without papers and I would like to settle down and make my domicil New Hampshire. But I would have more touble when I would get arrested for things such as for an example petitioning the government for greivance. Endagering all my property and giving them a strong cause for deporting me. I certainly don't want that. I know it truly is a dilemma. I don't want what government has to offer or rather force upon me by going the official way neither. My Aunt's husband asked me if I would come the undocumented way. Problem is if I do that I would probably be caught and I wouldn't be able to travel back and forth from USA to Europe or Asia and I like to travel back and forth for touristing or visiting family.

It is all so very difficult. I wish USA wasn't a fascist xenophobic nation. Then I could have immigrated in a couple of hours rather than it taking me a couple of decades and 10th of thousands of dollars later. Immigration truly is a problem. But not because it is to easy. I know your stance on how I should do and act, which I truly appreciate. I myself want to be as brave and principled as you. But my special situation of immigration doesn't allow it. I don't even dare to petition the Swedish government in case I would be black-listed and unable to immigrate.

It really is a difficult situation and I really would like to immigrate the undocumented way without government interference and not acknowledge the state as the anarcho-capitalist I have become. But I have to live in a world where people don't like my ideas and I will not be able to do what I wish if I follow my principals to hastily.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 06, 2007, 12:50:11 am
But I would have more touble when I would get arrested for things such as for an example petitioning the government for greivance. Endagering all my property and giving them a strong cause for deporting me.

It really is a difficult situation and I really would like to immigrate the undocumented way without government interference and not acknowledge the state as the anarcho-capitalist I have become. But I have to live in a world where people don't like my ideas and I will not be able to do what I wish if I follow my principals to hastily.
petitioning the government is overrated. It didn't work for the americans in 1700's with england. You yourself are afraid  to do it in Sweden even though you have all the government paperwork.

Are you an anarcho-capitalist ... if you don't live that way?

Thoreau talked about "There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man"
I figure those of us in the FSP have to be that 1 man and let others follow us.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: DreamerTheresa on March 13, 2007, 10:15:51 am
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When are you moving?


NOT SOON ENOUGH!!!


Likely this year.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: lordmetroid on March 13, 2007, 11:26:15 am
No I suppose I am not an anarcho-capitalist if I don't live accordingly. But what shall I do? I am afraid of dissapearing automagicly by the hands of the government if I try to pull such a stunt.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 13, 2007, 12:25:44 pm
No I suppose I am not an anarcho-capitalist if I don't live accordingly. But what shall I do? I am afraid of dissapearing automagicly by the hands of the government if I try to pull such a stunt.
then you can call yourself "afraid" :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on March 13, 2007, 02:25:40 pm
I'm moving this weekend!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: LibertyforLife on March 17, 2007, 11:59:27 am
Lordmetroid,

You are in a sitituation from which there are very limited choices. First I want to say, I welcome anyone from anywhere by whatever means, including using force on those who try to stop you from exercising your Creator given rights. Having said that, if you want the benefit of being able to travel between two countries, you have to follow what both governments want you to do.

Just as if you want to be able to come on my land, you have to follow my rules, and give me your guns. My land, my rules. The government's land, their rules. Simply speaking of course.

Personally, I say let the terrorists in, they won't last long in those states that are well armed. You can't convict someone of a crime that haven't yet commited. I know it would be nice to prevent crime by arresting people before they commit a crime, but it just doesn't work that way. Ask anyone who's ever been to jail, a majority of them would rather die then to go back.

Personally, I wouldn't want to go back to a country where I'm from if they stop me from traveling because I disagree with the Government. All countries are protective of their borders, and some of them rightly so. I take offense to you calling the USA facist and xenophobic. Just because some people are so, doesn't make the country such, even if its laws are fascist and xenophobic. That's like saying white is black only because it has a bit of black in it, or is it the other way around, I forget about the color project I did in primary school forgive me. Attack the laws, not the people.

At the moment we liberty seekers are in the minority so we don't have alot to say about how the country is run as a whole. I'm sure if we were in the majority, you would see a different kind of USA then you see today. My main issue right now is money, because without it nothing can be done. Change the money, change the world. You can't fight wars if you don't have the money. Wars cause the value of money to increase and thereby limit the ammount of damage one can do. If we change the money to a commodity backed system, I'm backing silver at the moment, then most of our other problems are solved.

Damn I can't post without going on a tangent. Simply put, if you believe you would be better here then there, which you obviously believe, then why would you want to go anywhere else once you are here. Trust your fellow man to help you if you get into a bind with the government. I'd be standing next to you with a gun to protect you, if that was your wish, and providing someone else is willing to share my belief of protecting the people from the government, you would be safe. I also don't believe that the government has the power to arrest you, another rant at another time.

Forrest
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: garthwaited on March 21, 2007, 09:08:23 pm
I had a burning desire today to pack up and move this weekend.   :(

I'm frustrated I haven't passively gotten any north-of-boston job leads in 2 months.  Guess I should stop being so passive about it.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ogre on March 22, 2007, 06:39:55 am
I'm right there with you.  I often want to move right now.  And I've been searching for jobs in NH that meet my requirements for over a year now.  My house has been on the market for 6 months now with zero leads.

Have patience.  I'm going to make it there.  Not today, but this year.  Somehow.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: cathleeninnh on March 22, 2007, 08:54:12 am
I hear this over and over. Plenty of us have been there. I cannot stress enough that it can be done by being less passive. Houses that have had no offers for any length of time are overpriced for what is shown. Either drop the price to market or change how it is shown. A very good improvement is to put 50% of the furniture and stuff into storage. A sparse, clean house shows much better. Really a minor inconvenience or cost in the long run. As far as a job search, that is tough to do long distance. No easy answer. Consider coming without one, but have  means to support yourself or be flexible enough to "take whatever" while searching. For us, since we had a buyer for the house but no job, we decided to divest ourselves of everything possible. Had the proceeds from the sale of the house and furniture and came with 7 boxes, clothing, and a computer. It gave us flexibility to move around and look for work.

Cathleen
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ogre on March 22, 2007, 09:47:12 am
Thanks for the ideas.  And yes, if either one of the two (job or house) move, the other will be moved.  In other words, if I find a job, I'll drop the house price a lot to sell it.  If I get an offer on the house, I'll show up and do whatever to survive.

Right now I'm still hoping for exactly what I want -- as the year progresses, my standards (for the job and the price on the house) will decline.  The house has been on the market in the winter, so that's been slow.  As spring approaches, if there's not action, I'll have to drop the price.  I'm glad that I can actually afford to drop the price, should the need arise.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: garthwaited on March 22, 2007, 03:11:15 pm
Thanks for the ideas.  And yes, if either one of the two (job or house) move, the other will be moved.  In other words, if I find a job, I'll drop the house price a lot to sell it.  If I get an offer on the house, I'll show up and do whatever to survive.

Right now I'm still hoping for exactly what I want -- as the year progresses, my standards (for the job and the price on the house) will decline.  The house has been on the market in the winter, so that's been slow.  As spring approaches, if there's not action, I'll have to drop the price.  I'm glad that I can actually afford to drop the price, should the need arise.

Damned economistic libertarians: Always so damned careful about their opportunistic costs.  :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: eightiesoid on May 23, 2007, 08:12:30 pm
Just wanted to let everyone know that my wife and I are officially here! I moved here March 8, 2007. Sorry about taking so long to post and for the short message as I work in Boston on a short term contract and the commute takes 3-4 hours a day. This place is so amazing! It is like night and day compared to the DC area! Definitely one of the best decisions of my life! Also, I have found far more culture, better ethnic restaurants, and access to fine foods than back home in the DC metro area. There is an entrepreneurial spirit that runs strong- like Galt's Gulch! The quality is better, the prices are lower, and the service is superb!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Quantrill on May 23, 2007, 09:13:20 pm
Welcome HOME!   

I moved here March 26.  It's great!
 ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: leeannwantstoleaveflorida on May 24, 2007, 04:05:21 pm
End of 2010.  I say this because once the child support for my youngest child stops, there is nothing really holding me here to Florida.  I have one in college now, one that will start in a year, and then the youngest graduates high school in 2010 and child support for her stops 5 months later.  They are what is holding me here now.  Besides, with the way that prices are rising here in South Florida, I won't be able to live here anymore anyway.
Lucky for me I am starting a new job in just over a week, that has their Corporate Offices in Woburn, MA, which won't be too much of a commute from NH.  Not only that, they have at home workers also, so I can do that if the drive is too much. This was actually something that I discussed with them in my initial interview.
YAHOO....

I can't wait to make the move, I just wish the time was now.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Bald Eagle on June 02, 2007, 10:09:24 pm
August 5th, 2007.  Ready or Not.

We got no jobs lined up, a few tenuous housing offers, and a few boxes piled up in the corner of the apartment.

Good thing we got lots of camping gear.  :D

So, anyone who wants to hire us or rent us a place until we're fabulously wealthy and can build a house on 15 acres....

See y'all soon!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ron Helwig on June 03, 2007, 09:18:31 am
August 5th, 2007.  Ready or Not.

We got no jobs lined up, a few tenuous housing offers, and a few boxes piled up in the corner of the apartment.

Good thing we got lots of camping gear.  :D

So, anyone who wants to hire us or rent us a place until we're fabulously wealthy and can build a house on 15 acres....

See y'all soon!

How many is "we"?

I have a large room in the basement, suitable for use as a bedroom+.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on June 09, 2007, 06:22:45 am
Just signed up tonight (after looking into things pretty thoroughly over the last week).  I'm hoping to move in about a year, as soon as I finish my Bachelor's degree.  However, it looks like most jobs there require some work experience, so I may have to stay here in California for a couple extra years to get experience.  (Here the companies recruit out of the college & university.)  One of my teachers works for a local subsidiary of Parker, which also has a subsidiary in Hollis, NH.  Maybe I'll be able to get on there and transfer...

So, best-case scenario, I'll be seeing you all next summer.

I'm also going to be talking to friends and family to try to recruit them.  I'm not close to much of my family, but the ones I am close to I would miss greatly.  However, I've decided that it won't stop me if they don't want to come with me.  We are all liberty-minded, so, I am hopeful at least a few of them will be willing.

It's gonna be a tough year (or two or three...), but at least now I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 09, 2007, 12:14:22 pm
Just signed up tonight (after looking into things pretty thoroughly over the last week).  I'm hoping to move in about a year, as soon as I finish my Bachelor's degree.  However, it looks like most jobs there require some work experience, so I may have to stay here in California for a couple extra years to get experience.  (Here the companies recruit out of the college & university.)  One of my teachers works for a local subsidiary of Parker, which also has a subsidiary in Hollis, NH.  Maybe I'll be able to get on there and transfer...

What's your field?

--

UPDATE: Ok, I found it on another message.  You're studying Computer Information Systems and Operations Management.  As I understand it, NH has a high concentration of tech jobs.  You may be able to get some help from some of the other computer programmers on the board....there are a good many.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on June 10, 2007, 04:51:07 am
What's your field?

--

UPDATE: Ok, I found it on another message.  You're studying Computer Information Systems and Operations Management.  As I understand it, NH has a high concentration of tech jobs.  You may be able to get some help from some of the other computer programmers on the board....there are a good many.

Thanks for the advice.  It's comforting to know there is a support network there to help with this HUGE transition.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dave Mincin on June 10, 2007, 08:12:25 am
End of 2010.  I say this because once the child support for my youngest child stops, there is nothing really holding me here to Florida.  I have one in college now, one that will start in a year, and then the youngest graduates high school in 2010 and child support for her stops 5 months later.  They are what is holding me here now.  Besides, with the way that prices are rising here in South Florida, I won't be able to live here anymore anyway.
Lucky for me I am starting a new job in just over a week, that has their Corporate Offices in Woburn, MA, which won't be too much of a commute from NH.  Not only that, they have at home workers also, so I can do that if the drive is too much. This was actually something that I discussed with them in my initial interview.
YAHOO....

I can't wait to make the move, I just wish the time was now.

Uncertain of were you will be working, however Dover, and Portsmouth offers train service to Boston.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: garthwaited on June 11, 2007, 01:47:17 pm
Really!  I didn't know that.  I was convinced I'd live in the Nashua/Manchester area if I was working around Boston.  (*blech*)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: citizen_142002 on June 12, 2007, 10:40:51 am
I've heard a lot of folks saying they will be here this year or next. It's good to know folks are coming.

To all you who are still on the fence, FOLKS ARE COMING!

I really think that if we can keep building momentum with the movers, we'll be in good shape. Every new mover is a little piece of encouragement to those who are think about it. Every person thinking about it who picks up and moves, is another piece of encouragement for the next guy.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 12, 2007, 09:05:05 pm

I really think that if we can keep building momentum with the movers, we'll be in good shape. Every new mover is a little piece of encouragement to those who are think about it. Every person thinking about it who picks up and moves, is another piece of encouragement for the next guy.

That's true!!  EXCEPT: Us on the outside aren't able to measure this unless the counter moves!!!!!  So update your profile when you move...and remind others to do the same.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 14, 2007, 06:33:20 am
I have given up on the counter ... you outsiders will just have to listen to the stories about new guys that have moved. I can only keep up with the movers in our area. People are moving every week. 8)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on June 14, 2007, 12:24:54 pm
It's going to get to the point where people are moving every day. And then multiple people per day.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: shyfrog on June 14, 2007, 12:33:42 pm
I moved!  ;D

"Counter? We don't need no steenkin' counter"

As a web designer/developer though, I would think something like that could be automated.
I even changed my location in both the forums and the main site accounts.

BTW, I keep getting calls from the recruiters for the Red Cross looking for Drupal developers. If you know any, they sound really desperate.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 14, 2007, 04:04:10 pm
I have given up on the counter ... you outsiders will just have to listen to the stories about new guys that have moved. I can only keep up with the movers in our area. People are moving every week. 8)

Well, "us outsiders" aren't going to have an easy time getting new people to move if we can't show that others are moving with them.  That's the whole idea of the FSP: to ensure people that move that they won't be alone.  My personal assurances won't be enough; neither will yours.  It takes 3 minutes to update the profile.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 14, 2007, 04:06:03 pm
As a web designer/developer though, I would think something like that could be automated.
I even changed my location in both the forums and the main site accounts.


IT is working on getting the "moved to NH" counter automated...although they may be a little busy right now working on the server issues.

As long as you updated your profile, that's the important thing
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: "Hagrid" on June 14, 2007, 10:37:13 pm
As a web designer/developer though, I would think something like that could be automated.


Is that a volunteering to help?  IT always needs more people... critics, we have already plenty of those....

Quote
BTW, I keep getting calls from the recruiters for the Red Cross looking for Drupal developers. If you know any, they sound really desperate.

Call/msg me regarding this...
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on June 15, 2007, 02:55:22 am
I have given up on the counter ... you outsiders will just have to listen to the stories about new guys that have moved. I can only keep up with the movers in our area. People are moving every week. 8)

I hope you don't give up on the counter.  It's a great way to keep peoples' minds on the goal, and to show that we're making progress toward that goal.

I'm not sure about automating, but it wouldn't be hard to make a thread where we ask each person to post when they move.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 15, 2007, 11:44:19 am
I like the counter ... but I can't help with it or force people to update their info ... it is just getting crazier and crazier ... it is total anarchy here in the shire ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Free_Marketeer on June 15, 2007, 06:19:13 pm

I really think that if we can keep building momentum with the movers, we'll be in good shape. Every new mover is a little piece of encouragement to those who are think about it. Every person thinking about it who picks up and moves, is another piece of encouragement for the next guy.

That's true!!  EXCEPT: Us on the outside aren't able to measure this unless the counter moves!!!!!  So update your profile when you move...and remind others to do the same.

Hrm... I didn't even know the counter is connected to our actions.  I thought the FSP board controlled it.  I'll try to remember to update it when I move.

Anyway, I and my three Texas guys are moving within the next 2 weeks to a month (they aren't officially affiliated with the FSP, yet).  We still lack housing, and the few places I have found on Craigslist that would suit us - everybody wants.  Gads, today's been depressing.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Bald Eagle on June 15, 2007, 06:52:34 pm
I'm not sure what it is, but more and more people I talk to here in VA are getting the feeling that something is up in the US, and a lot more people are receptive to the message of increased freedom, solid protection of natural Rights, and low low low taxes.

I've got a guy and his fiance and BOTH of their whole families planning on moving to NH later this year!  Once they've moved up and get themselves established, their EXTENDED families are planning on moving up!

This thing is snowballing, and I think that things in NH are get to a level of "interesting" that we've not yet contemplated. 

For those of you not moving in the immediate future, make the most of what you've got and rejoice in the fact that you can spread the message of Liberty and recruit people into the FSP.  I'm almost sorry I'm leaving because I never ever stop talking about tyranny and big government and freedom and the FSP. 

MAKE A BIG NOISE.  People who are paying attention (the ones we want) will listen.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dreepa on June 16, 2007, 09:27:19 am

I really think that if we can keep building momentum with the movers, we'll be in good shape. Every new mover is a little piece of encouragement to those who are think about it. Every person thinking about it who picks up and moves, is another piece of encouragement for the next guy.

That's true!!  EXCEPT: Us on the outside aren't able to measure this unless the counter moves!!!!!  So update your profile when you move...and remind others to do the same.

You may want to post over on NHFREE.com about housing.
Also get those guys in the FSP... and then make sure you update your profile or email info@freestate....org when you get there.
The IT guys move the counter... and that encourages more people to move... Bigger number and more Free State Successes.  Also don't forget to join the NHLA when you get to NH (Just wanted to beat Denis to the punch)
nhliberty.org.

Hrm... I didn't even know the counter is connected to our actions.  I thought the FSP board controlled it.  I'll try to remember to update it when I move.

Anyway, I and my three Texas guys are moving within the next 2 weeks to a month (they aren't officially affiliated with the FSP, yet).  We still lack housing, and the few places I have found on Craigslist that would suit us - everybody wants.  Gads, today's been depressing.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: FTL_Ian on June 17, 2007, 11:40:04 am
This thing is snowballing, and I think that things in NH are get to a level of "interesting" that we've not yet contemplated. 

<rubs hands together>   >:D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Denis Goddard on June 17, 2007, 02:46:59 pm
Yeah, telling the Federal Government to FOAD should be good for some news :)
http://www.freestateblogs.net/node/1406
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Henry on June 17, 2007, 11:47:18 pm
Yeah, telling the Federal Government to FOAD should be good for some news :)
http://www.freestateblogs.net/node/1406

awesome. Funny - I've never seen "FOAD" before now, but instantly knew what it meant.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on June 18, 2007, 12:02:38 am
It’s official now—I’ve rented a place in Manchester, and I’m moving at the end of this month!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 18, 2007, 12:46:05 am
It’s official now—I’ve rented a place in Manchester, and I’m moving at the end of this month!

Congrats!! ;D ;D


And now my annoying and persistant "don't forget to update your profile after you move."  (I know there are at least a few of you that are really sick of hearing me harp on this)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on June 18, 2007, 01:12:56 am
It’s official now—I’ve rented a place in Manchester, and I’m moving at the end of this month!

Congrats!! ;D ;D

And now my annoying and persistant "don't forget to update your profile after you move."  (I know there are at least a few of you that are really sick of hearing me harp on this)

You mean just changing my location field, or is there something that’s supposed to appear over in the left-hand gutter alongside the avatar, “First 1000” notice, &c.? I seem to remember people talking about this info being used to auto-update the counter…

I’m actually in the process of compiling a list of all the places at which I need to update my address. Disassociating all of my online and offline data from Massachusetts is going to be fun. :D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: nativeprincess35 on June 19, 2007, 09:19:49 pm
I hope to be out there by the end of the summer.  Just need to go through the rest our possesions and decide what to keep and what to toss.  Looks like I will be getting rid of most of it and and it will be a true "fresh start" for us.

My fiance is out there, he moved in May.  Unfortunately, he is stuck in a boarding house situation and with out transportation, making finding something more permanent very difficult.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  He is in Hampton Beach
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 19, 2007, 10:21:32 pm
It’s official now—I’ve rented a place in Manchester, and I’m moving at the end of this month!

Congrats!! ;D ;D

And now my annoying and persistant "don't forget to update your profile after you move."  (I know there are at least a few of you that are really sick of hearing me harp on this)

You mean just changing my location field, or is there something that’s supposed to appear over in the left-hand gutter alongside the avatar, “First 1000” notice, &c.? I seem to remember people talking about this info being used to auto-update the counter…

I'm not really sure myself, but try to find out if you can. 

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: FreeBoB on June 20, 2007, 12:07:14 am
The forum location field does not change your address in your membership record. To change your address please login: http://secure.freestateproject.org/

Yes, please join and please change you address when you move.  For people in the other 49, it's about progress and activity levels in NH, and those counters!

If you have any questions or trouble logging in please email info@freestateproject.org.

Brian
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: nkara68 on June 20, 2007, 09:20:16 am
I've been following the project for a few months now... my boyfriends brother is moving and got me involved. I love the idea of it and I am planning on the move myself but my problem is I just bought a house in RI in October. So my main concern is being able to sell my house for a profit and relocate with a job and place to live.  I also have 2 dogs and 2 cats so renting will be a little difficult.  I am planning it... just not sure when.

 ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: ibedi on June 23, 2007, 03:46:57 am
I just signed up on this forum today because...I'm moving. I will probably be in NH within the 4-6 week range. I'm not much of a forum person, but I figured I'd get on here when it got closer to my projected moving time. And that, I thought, was going to be the summer of 2008.

I'll be giving notice on Monday. I've been packing boxes to put in storage. I will cash out my 401k, otherwise I won't be able to make the move.

I don't know where I'm going. I have no idea what part of the state to move to, much less what town.

I don't know where I'm going to work. Currently I'm a blackjack floor supervisor and there are no casinos in NH. Not that I want to continue working in a casino...

So. This is it.  It's finally happening!

Diane in AZ
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 23, 2007, 01:09:07 pm
 ;D

Good to hear!  Let us know when you move so we can update the counter.  It's a big encouragement to us to see the counter move. 

There's alot of information in the NH Info page. Hope it helps.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: ibedi on June 23, 2007, 02:35:35 pm
Thank you!

I have a question about my status as a Free State Project member.

I've been following the Free State Project since before a state was chosen. I was very interested, but couldn't conceive of ever leaving Arizona. There were too many things holding me here at the time. Of course, things change and that's why I'm able to do this right now.

I signed the First 1000 pledge in December. Mostly I did it as an act of faith, that somehow things would work out so I could move by the end of 2008. I made the assumption at the time that signing that pledge also signed me up as a Free State Project member. Is that true, or is there something else I need to do?

Diane in AZ
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 23, 2007, 02:59:57 pm
Hey Ibedi,

You also need to sign the Statement of Intent (SOI).  That's the form that actually makes you a participant.  The first 1,000 didn't make you a participant; it's a separate commitment.  You can sign up here: http://www.freestateproject.org/user/register?type=Participant&tabs=hidden

Note that your forum username is SEPARATE from you signing the SOI (though you can choose the same username if you wish, one doesn't automatically sign you up for the other). 

Then when you move, let us know and we'll update your status so that the counter moves.  PM me or post if you have any questions. :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on June 23, 2007, 05:46:33 pm
Ibedi:—

Once you’ve signed the SOI, you can go over to https://secure.freestateproject.org/ in order to connect your FSP membership account with your forum account. It also appears that the SOI form that sjhipple gave you asks for a password but is not available over secure HTTP >:(, so once you do sign up, go over to https://secure.freestateproject.org/ to change your password.

Welcome aboard!  ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ron Helwig on June 24, 2007, 07:11:32 am
I don't know where I'm going. I have no idea what part of the state to move to, much less what town.

I don't know where I'm going to work. Currently I'm a blackjack floor supervisor and there are no casinos in NH. Not that I want to continue working in a casino...

Diane in AZ

My suggestion is to rent with one of the Porc landlords for a little while, and tour the state. I know there's places in Manchester and Concord, I rent to Porcs in Deerfield, there's a place on Hampton Beach (I stayed there for a year while building my place) and there's at least one such place in the works in the Keene area.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: A.M. Rush on June 26, 2007, 09:32:12 am
We plan on leasing our current place here in northern Virginia for another year, once our current lease expires next March. We're staying in the area for now because we make decent salaries and we're making progress on paying down some of our old debts. (We're spending our 30s paying off our 20s.) This way, when we get to NH, we can relax and won't be as driven by work concerns about where to live.

That may not be such a concern for me, though. The last time I posted to the boards, I hated my job here. I've since found another job that's pretty darn good, and I'm trying to figure out a way to hang on to it after I move, mainly because jobs in my field (I'm a copy editor) are pretty scarce, and the ones that do come along either don't pay well or have crummy hours. My company does employ lots of contractos who work remotely from all around the country. I've talked to my boss about it, and she thinks it's doable, but it would ultimately be an HR call. Fingers crossed. Fortunately, they love my work here, so I think the company will do what it can to keep me. My wife, meanwhile, is an accountant, and everybody needs accountants. So I think, in terms of jobs, we'll be in pretty good shape.

It's funny ... the last time I posted here, I mentioned that I was planning to be in NH at the end of '04. Now we're looking at March '09. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans, right? But we are coming! Just a little later than expected.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: citizen_142002 on June 26, 2007, 11:35:07 am
ibedi, good to hear you're moving. If you can give local porcs a heads up, they might be able to help you move in.

Check out www.newhampshireunderground.com it's a good place to network with porcs already in the state as far as jobs, place to stay, etc.

Hope to see you soon!

It seems like there's momentum building as far as movers, which is a very good thing. It's nice to know that people meant it when they signed the F1K.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on June 26, 2007, 12:07:07 pm
We plan on leasing our current place here in northern Virginia for another year, once our current lease expires next March. We're staying in the area for now because we make decent salaries and we're making progress on paying down some of our old debts. (We're spending our 30s paying off our 20s.) This way, when we get to NH, we can relax and won't be as driven by work concerns about where to live.


Awesome! There are a few of us in No.VA.  I'm in Alexandria and I know a First 1,000 signer who's around here too. 

Yeah...can't wait to start paying off MY loans...not
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: A.M. Rush on June 27, 2007, 06:59:02 am
We plan on leasing our current place here in northern Virginia for another year, once our current lease expires next March. We're staying in the area for now because we make decent salaries and we're making progress on paying down some of our old debts. (We're spending our 30s paying off our 20s.) This way, when we get to NH, we can relax and won't be as driven by work concerns about where to live.


Awesome! There are a few of us in No.VA.  I'm in Alexandria and I know a First 1,000 signer who's around here too. 

Yeah...can't wait to start paying off MY loans...not

I'm in Alexandria, too! Sweet! This area would drive anyone to become a libertarian.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dreepa on June 28, 2007, 07:24:33 am
You No Va folks should meet up... start a local group.... start trying to get more FSPers... :D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: A.M. Rush on June 28, 2007, 11:12:26 am
You No Va folks should meet up... start a local group.... start trying to get more FSPers... :D

There are definitely a few around here. I work two desks away from a guy who came in one say with a bright yellow Frisbee. It had the FSP porcupine on it! Small world.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Menno on June 28, 2007, 12:03:25 pm
I figured this thread is as good a place as any to announce that I have just made the move -- last week, just in time for PorcFest.  I'm staying in Winchester for now, so I will be plugged into the wonderful Keene group.  Yesterday, I attended a rally on the statehouse steps in Concord along with other Porcupines to protest a bad piece of legislation that was up for a vote.  Feels great to finally be here and getting active!  To all of you contemplating the move, all I can say is, 'Get here as fast as you can!'
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: dalebert on June 29, 2007, 12:46:04 am
Hi Menno! Great fun hanging out with you at Porcfest.

Porcfest pushed me over the hump. I signed the pledge a while back but was contemplating an earlier move. I'm looking into rooms now and just trying to decide which part to move to. It will be either Keene or Nashua or Portsmouth probably. Hard to find a room in Keene though. It's just a smaller place and not as many options.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on June 29, 2007, 02:31:43 am
I wish I could have made it to PorcFest... But the time I first read of the FSP was less than a month before, so I didn't have enough time to arrange the time off work (not to mention funds, etc).  Then again, if I had come to PorcFest, I have a feeling I wouldn't have been able to return to CA.

I feel like I'm in jail and out the little, barred window I see NH... and there's beer & BBQ... and all I've had is PB&J for the last 17 years.  And even though I thought PB&J was good, now I hear about steak and beer.  And even though I've just heard about how good it is, I'm ready to bust out of this joint.  The anticipation is making me lose a lot of sleep.

On a related note, I'm considering dropping one of my majors (to a "minor") to finish my degree one semester sooner.  Which would mean I could come to NH in January (instead of July) next year.  I'm still mulling how this might affect my job prospects... but it's only a difference of 2 classes (and about $2,500 in tuition).
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Menno on June 29, 2007, 08:19:09 am
Hi CA...

As someone who has attended PorcFest twice, and just made the move to NH, I can assure you that your instincts are right on... and you will not be disappointed in the least bit.  Being surrounded by like-minded freedom lovers and principled activists is an indescribable feeling, especially after spending years living among folks who at best tacitly support the freedom message.
When I returned to Florida after last year's PorcFest (and self-led tour of NH), I felt like I was 'back in the USSR'!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Menno on June 29, 2007, 08:43:13 am
Hi Dale... ditto to that, I'm glad I got to meet you at PorcFest.  You are a first-class activist... looking forward to seeing you soon in the Free State! 
If you are still looking for a room, there is a fellow porc with a room for rent in Amherst (near Manchester), and I saw a sign at the circle in Keene advertising studio and 1- and 2-bdrm apts for rent.  I will try and get the details to you ASAP.
See you around!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: daveneu on July 03, 2007, 03:03:41 pm
Hopefully Fall of '09. I have the land / septic / well / elec all setup. Just need to put up the house (live part-time in a trailer). The house (a manufactured home) will get ordered in the Spring along with a basement :D. Then - whenever it's ready.

Dave N.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 04, 2007, 08:09:33 am
I feel like I'm in jail and out the little, barred window I see NH... and there's beer & BBQ... and all I've had is PB&J for the last 17 years.  And even though I thought PB&J was good, now I hear about steak and beer.  And even though I've just heard about how good it is, I'm ready to bust out of this joint. 
In the jails of this police state .... pb&j is one of the better meals

see you at porcfest or moved here .... soon :)

It has been great to see the crowd that has moved around this years porcfest.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: liberkaos on July 07, 2007, 09:51:56 pm
this is dan from porcfest in FL, i said i would be moving in 2 months and it is looking a little longer now, but nothing can keep me away from the movement.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 08, 2007, 06:35:10 am
this is dan from porcfest in FL,
did I meet you Dan?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dreepa on July 09, 2007, 10:31:37 am
Just yesterday another family officially 'made the move'.  Lots of us to help move them in.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: ibedi on July 09, 2007, 07:05:41 pm
I love this thread. I'm leaving for NH on Thursday. I'll be sleeping in my car and showering at the truckstops to preserve my cash. I think I'll make Nashua home base temporarily and explore the state from there. I used to drive a truck and can easily get 800-1000 miles under me each day, so I estimate three days of travel time if everything goes well.

Is there anyone in the Nashua area who would be willing to meet me for lunch or dinner on Monday or so? I don't want to set anything in stone until I'm closer, 'cause who knows what can happen in the meantime. I'd sure love to meet a freestater or two when I get there.

Diane in AZ (for now)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on July 09, 2007, 07:34:11 pm
Welcome home! Don't forget to drop by Taproom Tuesday (http://www.nhteaparty.org/index.php/topic,7.0.html) in Manchester. :)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on July 12, 2007, 12:57:33 pm
I’m here—escaped from Massachusetts and moved to Manchester last week. Anyone want to get together at the Taproom on Saturday?

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on July 13, 2007, 09:28:53 pm
I’m here—escaped from Massachusetts and moved to Manchester last week. Anyone want to get together at the Taproom on Saturday?

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Er, it's Taproom Tuesday. There's a nice concert at Ed and Elaine Brown's place Saturday though.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dreepa on July 13, 2007, 10:17:20 pm
I’m here—escaped from Massachusetts and moved to Manchester last week. Anyone want to get together at the Taproom on Saturday?

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Welcome... make sure you change your profile so that the counter clicks one more in NH.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on July 13, 2007, 11:19:27 pm
I’m here—escaped from Massachusetts and moved to Manchester last week. Anyone want to get together at the Taproom on Saturday?

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Er, it's Taproom Tuesday. There's a nice concert at Ed and Elaine Brown's place Saturday though.

Blargh. See, this is what happens after I move and adjust to a commuting schedule where I’m waking up at 5:00 in the morning…
I’ll be over there on Tuesday. ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on July 13, 2007, 11:23:59 pm
I’m here—escaped from Massachusetts and moved to Manchester last week. Anyone want to get together at the Taproom on Saturday?

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Welcome... make sure you change your profile so that the counter clicks one more in NH.

I updated all my profiles (here, NHfree, the secure.freestateproject.org member site, &c.) as soon as I got my DSL working in my new place. The FSP counter is automated from the member site one, not the forum one, correct?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on July 14, 2007, 12:21:10 pm
I’m here—escaped from Massachusetts and moved to Manchester last week. Anyone want to get together at the Taproom on Saturday?

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Welcome... make sure you change your profile so that the counter clicks one more in NH.

I updated all my profiles (here, NHfree, the secure.freestateproject.org member site, &c.) as soon as I got my DSL working in my new place. The FSP counter is automated from the member site one, not the forum one, correct?

Yes, that's right. 
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: JonM on July 14, 2007, 12:53:08 pm
Right now the counter is in limbo while we review the data ported over from the secure.freestateproject.org site.  There were a few duplicate accounts and I've spent a bit of time tracking which dupe got to stay.

In the mean time update via http://www.freestateproject.org/user if you want to have us know.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Berg_the_Barbarian on July 16, 2007, 06:49:08 pm

I think the main attraction is the "organic" stuff they sell. I've just recently begun considering organic foods as a practical source of nutrition or hygiene. But I hear that organically grown/raised foodstuffs are rather hard on the environment; taking more acreage to produce equivalent yields and producing more unhealthy/dirty runoff than standard methods. That's just what I've heard. And then there's the bit about no appreciable difference being found between organically raised foodstuffs and our standard, modern alternatives.

Toodles,
AJ
while i know i am really late replying to this, i feel the need to inform you that your info on organic gardening and its impact to the environment is dead wrong.

the differences are appreciable, but not detrimental. organically raised foods are whole and all natural with no artificial fertilizers, or chemical pesticides. from a health standpoint, its like comparing pure spring water to raw sewage.

as for runoff. if you have it, you are watering the garden too much. or aren't using proper ground cover. and even so, there sure aren't any chemicals in it. i would think this is far better for the environment than big agra-business.

take a few 5-gallon buckets and get some soil from a "conventional" farm in one, and some soil for a "real" "organic" farm in the other. (preferably small family farm). then compare the two samples for life. you will find the organic soil full of life, worms, beneficial bacteria etc. the other stuff will be dead. that witch kills the soil will surely kill us too.

yes, ,there is  more loss and (comparably) lower yields with organic, but with organic foods you also don't consume as much for nutrients, and you are not killing yourself with chemicals.

sorry for the hijack, this stuff just razzes me.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: gir on July 17, 2007, 12:52:49 am
im moving sept first, ill be in my truck for months to live in though :(
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 17, 2007, 10:32:37 am
Have you ever lived in your truck while it's freezing cold outside?   :o
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: citizen_142002 on July 17, 2007, 10:52:31 am
Just bring a really good sleeping bag. ;D

On a serious note, I'd try to find someplace to stay. Sept/Oct would be doable, but after that, it would be very very unpleasent living in a vehicle.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on July 17, 2007, 12:37:47 pm
im moving sept first, ill be in my truck for months to live in though :(

You mentioned you're a trucker.  Am I correct to assume you're talking about that kind of truck?  Or do you mean you're going to be sleeping in the cab of your pickup?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: gir on July 17, 2007, 01:23:05 pm
in my pickup, i wish i had a peterbuilt tho!  ;D but if i can handle sleeping in nothing but a shelter half in snow at 5 degrees when i was in the army, i can handle 12 in my truck and i have a really really good sleeping bag eheh.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on July 17, 2007, 01:28:27 pm
in my pickup, i wish i had a peterbuilt tho!  ;D but if i can handle sleeping in nothing but a shelter half in snow at 5 degrees when i was in the army, i can handle 12 in my truck and i have a really really good sleeping bag eheh.

Well, either way I hope you won't have to live in your truck too long.  Once you find a job you can find a room to rent for around 450 or so a month.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: dalebert on August 06, 2007, 02:25:59 pm
I moved a few days ago. I don't frequent this message board as much so I don't think I mentioned it here. I'm in Amherst VERY temporarily but I'm looking for a more permanent room in Nashua, Merrimack, or Manchester. Give me a heads up if you hear of anything.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on August 06, 2007, 10:32:18 pm
I moved a few days ago. I don't frequent this message board as much so I don't think I mentioned it here. I'm in Amherst VERY temporarily but I'm looking for a more permanent room in Nashua, Merrimack, or Manchester. Give me a heads up if you hear of anything.


I'm getting very jealous.  ;D  Can't wait to join you.  Have you hooked up with any other Free Staters yet?

*cough* *cough* did you update your status for the counter yet?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: dalebert on August 07, 2007, 01:16:06 am
I'm getting very jealous.  ;D  Can't wait to join you.  Have you hooked up with any other Free Staters yet?
*cough* *cough* did you update your status for the counter yet?

It's like wildfire. There are lots of FSPers and they're really active and I get along fantastically with them so it's like instant close friends.

Yes, I updated my status on the site.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: NHArticleTen on August 07, 2007, 09:20:22 am
I'm getting very jealous.  ;D  Can't wait to join you.  Have you hooked up with any other Free Staters yet?
*cough* *cough* did you update your status for the counter yet?

It's like wildfire. There are lots of FSPers and they're really active and I get along fantastically with them so it's like instant close friends.

Yes, I updated my status on the site.


Yes!

Dale "hit the state" running and he has been to at least three of the events that I have attended!

A very welcome addition to our Porcupine Freedom Family!

And Dale's mention of "wildfire" reminded me of "Rebelfire: Out of the Gray Zone" by Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman.

If you haven't been to their website(http://www.rebelfirerock.com/) or read the book, you are in for a treat!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: JonM on August 08, 2007, 02:14:41 pm
There is now a login link on the right sidebar at www.freestateproject.org
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 08, 2007, 06:17:07 pm
There is now a login link on the right sidebar at www.freestateproject.org

aha
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Bald Eagle on August 09, 2007, 06:50:50 pm
Just moved this past Sunday.

Profile is updated.

Stuff is about half unpacked.

Got new phone, new microwave, new washer/dryer is arriving tomorrow.

Now I just need a new - job.   ;)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: spamghod on August 15, 2007, 01:56:45 pm
I've lived in Asia off pretty much since 1995. I'm 48 with a Masters in Education in Curriculum Design and have been teaching ESL since I came to Asia. I've been planning on returning to the USA in March, when my current contract expires. Most of what I own at this point are clothes, books, computer, some emergency food I've been buying online (and storing) and a fairly good sized stash of gold and silver. No kids, just a 10 year old divorce.

The thing is, where do I get started!?!?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ogre on August 16, 2007, 07:15:58 am
Buy a plane ticket to Manchester, NH.  :)

Are you looking for a job in teaching?  There's lots of jobs in the government education system if you're looking there (but do require state licenses, etc).  Start by checking the internet job boards an apply!  March may be a tough time to start a new teaching job, but if you can make it through the summer, certainly you can pick something up for the fall.  Perhaps you could even grab a summer school session or something.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ron Helwig on August 16, 2007, 02:40:15 pm
hello everyone,
  i have finally started to put the wheels in motion and make this dream a reality :)  i have been packing up my essentials and getting rid of what i don't need.  i don't know where i will live and don't have a job yet but i'll figure it out :)  finding a job might be a bit of a challenge at first because my studies were geared toward feature film production/talent agent/talent management.  i decided to move within the next month or so because i will be driving from los angeles california and i don't want to be driving through winter storms if i can help it.  also if i need to camp out while i'm settling in i don't want to freeze to death. ;)  i've been following the fsp for quite some time now and am honored to join the fsp to work towards freedom in our lifetime.  i also want to thank those of you already living in new hampshire for welcoming us who love freedom with open arms to your beautiful state.  live free or die- Michael :)
   

Excellent! Be sure to let us know how we can help. Also let us know when the moving in and unloading will be so we can help with that.

If you really want to camp, I have a couple acres. I also have a room, but that costs money  :D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on August 16, 2007, 09:04:58 pm
If you really want to camp, I have a couple acres. I also have a room, but that costs money  :D

Isn't that couple of acres a firing range?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ron Helwig on August 17, 2007, 08:47:46 am
Isn't that couple of acres a firing range?

Well, it doesn't fill the entire 2 acres.

There's also a pond (my deed states I own it to the shoreline, so if anyone has free fill...  >:D )
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: LibertyforLife on August 17, 2007, 10:49:19 am
Looks like our move has been moved back by three months, damn human beings and their failacies. It would appear my wife's private technical college failed to advise her correctly and now the date for her graduation is in Feb `08 not Nov `07. So we will be staying in AK for a few more months.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sticky on August 17, 2007, 05:41:23 pm
I'll be moving to the Econo Lodge, Manchester September 1st(ish). Sounds like a frightening place to stay but the price is right.

Maybe I can meet some folks at the Sep 4 Taproom Tuesday??

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on August 17, 2007, 06:45:15 pm
Maybe I can meet some folks at the Sep 4 Taproom Tuesday??

You don't have to RSVP. Just show up (http://www.nhteaparty.org/index.php/topic,7.0.html).
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: telomerase on August 18, 2007, 08:49:52 pm
Hi! I'm making a scouting/job hunting trip on Sept. 15-23. My wife and I are planning to move in October or November... as soon I find a job in NH or north MA. I'm a research technologist in an HIV vector lab at the Mayo Clinic now.

Hopefully I can meet a couple of you guys on the trip. -Bill

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on October 29, 2007, 02:12:12 pm
This was one of my favorite threads.  Let's keep it going with talk about when we're moving!

I'm in talks with a national retailer to go into a 'manager training' program when I finish school this December.  I told them I was only interested in the job if they can put me to work in NH.  They said they'll talk to the regional coordinator for NH and see about putting me through the training school there.  Of course they couldn't make any promises, but it sounds like they're interested.

This means that I may have a decent job in hand by January (8-10 wk training school is paid at starting salary).  So, instead of March-July, I may be moving as soon as January.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: garthwaited on October 29, 2007, 02:47:03 pm
 8)

I had a sucessful interview for a telecommuting Linux Admin job.

Hard to believe they exist... such a dream job.  Wait till I sign the contract before I dream of counting chickens....
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Evenstar on November 01, 2007, 09:01:11 pm
Haven't read all the responses, but I'll go back.  :)

Our current plan is to go up for the PorcFest next year (our first visit to NH) and attempt to make work/housing contacts.  We're hoping to settle somewhere rural on a big chunk of agricultural land, possibly in the vacinity of Keene (obviously, not in the city proper).  We've agreed that a temporary rental situation might be necessary to make the move happen and would be acceptable to both of us.

I'm able and willing to move whenever (I tend to jump first, look later), but hubby doesn't want to move without a safety net in place, and he's also attending college at the moment, due to graduate fall of '08.  So, possibly as soon as PorcFest 2008 (not very likely, unless it's just me), no later than spring 2009.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 02, 2007, 07:53:39 am
there is not much agricultural land around Keene and it can be quite expensive ... internet searches can give you an idea of prices

I hope to see you soon.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on November 03, 2007, 05:49:48 am
I'm able and willing to move whenever (I tend to jump first, look later), but hubby doesn't want to move without a safety net in place, and he's also attending college at the moment, due to graduate fall of '08.  So, possibly as soon as PorcFest 2008 (not very likely, unless it's just me), no later than spring 2009.

Has your husband looked into the universities in NH?  Maybe he could finish school there.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Evenstar on November 03, 2007, 06:41:00 am
I've suggested that.  :)  Believe me, I've tried everything I can think of.  It took quite a bit to get him to move from an "if we move to NH" to "when we move to NH" state of mind.  He knows his teachers at his current school, they know his abilities, he is able to skate through the classes (more absences than technically allowed), setting the grade curve most of the time.  If something drastic were to happen to the schedule (extended significantly), he might reconsider, but for now the plan is after he graduates.  Plus, he wants a significant sum in the bank before we move, but we're at or below the poverty level for our area and have NO savings, living paycheck to paycheck (and not even doing that well).  I work from home, telecommuting, so my job would go with me, but... even with all of that, he wants more of a safety net.  I think getting him to PorcFest this year is critical, because once he knows people, is aware of the network and such, he'll probably be ready to move MUCH sooner (which is why I state PorcFest '08 as the earliest move date), but barring that, I've got to work at his pace.  /shrug.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Keyser Soce on November 03, 2007, 07:27:20 am
8)

I had a sucessful interview for a telecommuting Linux Admin job.

Hard to believe they exist... such a dream job.  Wait till I sign the contract before I dream of counting chickens....

Good luck to you. Let me know if they have any other telecommuting IT positions available.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: garthwaited on November 03, 2007, 10:21:01 am
8)

I had a sucessful interview for a telecommuting Linux Admin job.

Hard to believe they exist... such a dream job.  Wait till I sign the contract before I dream of counting chickens....

Good luck to you. Let me know if they have any other telecommuting IT positions available.

I have the contract on my kitchen table....  the hours are not guaranteed.  I feel like I'm staring down the equivalent of an ARM mortgage.

As for the telecommuting job scene.  I'm a newbie in the field, but even with a decade of responsibility laiden experience, plus four or five years of technician experience.  Plus education and paper certs.  It was close.

There are a lot of us out there in the labor pool.  But at least the labor pool is still expanding.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on January 07, 2008, 06:26:41 am
Reviving the old thread to say: I'm moving!

I should be arriving around Mar 1 and staying in Seabrook while I look for work, if not longer.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on January 07, 2008, 08:10:59 am
Reviving the old thread to say: I'm moving!

I should be arriving around Mar 1 and staying in Seabrook while I look for work, if not longer.

Welcome home! ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: daveneu on January 09, 2008, 04:42:13 am
I'll move when I recover from the nausea of the NH primary. What a sham. Liberty minded indeed. Clinton and McCain. WOW - what liberty!! A socialist and an illegal immigrant supporter that teams with Teddy the drunk Kennedy.

I'm impressed!
Dave

(Thinking of selling my land in Lisbon - glad I didn't build yet)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 09, 2008, 08:59:11 am
I'll move when I recover from the nausea of the NH primary. What a sham. Liberty minded indeed. Clinton and McCain. WOW - what liberty!! A socialist and an illegal immigrant supporter that teams with Teddy the drunk Kennedy.

I'm impressed!
Dave

(Thinking of selling my land in Lisbon - glad I didn't build yet)
Tell us how your state votes when the time comes. :)

Please list your property here with a price, so somebody might take it off your hands.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 09, 2008, 09:01:27 am
I'll move when I recover from the nausea of the NH primary. What a sham. Liberty minded indeed. Clinton and McCain.
pretty sad huh .... well ... most people voted with their feet and stayed away from the government polls.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on January 09, 2008, 09:49:16 am
I'll move when I recover from the nausea of the NH primary. What a sham. Liberty minded indeed. Clinton and McCain.
pretty sad huh .... well ... most people voted with their feet and stayed away from the government polls.

Actually wasn’t this one of the highest turnouts on record?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: cathleeninnh on January 09, 2008, 10:48:27 am
Yep. And I think that tells us a lot about what generally people want. A low turnout can benefit the campaigns with avid fans, but this high turnout shows us what we are up against. The people who don't vote are diverse and not like minded. Those that did vote gave their opinion.

The people have always been NH's mountain to climb. Efforts are better spent in Concord trying to sway 400 pretty typical NHites than the voting public.

Cathleen
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: citizen_142002 on January 09, 2008, 11:32:59 am
I feel like 8% isn't too bad considering the high turnout, and the fact that a lot of people just voted for McCain to beat Romney. I was hoping to do better, but I didn't think we'd get more than 15% and I thought it'd be close to 10%.
I haven't seen the final numbers yet, but Paul had over 15,000 votes with something like 75-80% reporting. I believe FSP members share some of the credit for some of those votes. I think the first Liberty Forum helped Ron Paul decide to run in the first place.

The fact is we do need more people in NH soon, and I believe that we need to talk and interact with the public if we are going to change their minds. Ignoring the average voter and tryng to make progress with the typical politician isn't going to cut it.

We need more people running for office, educating the public on the issues, and maybe even some well thought out CD.

Let's not forget that those 15-20k NH voters cast a vote for a noninterventionist, who wants to abolish the IRS, The Dept of Education, return to the gold standard, and end the war on drugs. Regardless of what some Ancaps will say, Ron Paul is a pretty hardcore Libertarian as far as the mainstream is concerned. I believe that means we have 15-20 thousand potential allies here already.

The best way to get them active is to have more Free Staters coming every month.

Which brings us back on topic. When are you moving?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: tom ploszaj on January 11, 2008, 12:58:37 pm
Hi, I'm in the process this year to get to NH by 2010, sooner with help, new friends, connections and finding a run down property to rehab.  I have a ride to Keene this Jan. 19-21 looking to be hosted to meet with others to discuss moving and making FSP/ NH / property connections.  To help support an idea I'll be leaving my town of 4 generations. Anyone able to assist can contact me at tom.ploszaj@gmail.com for more details. See you soon .   Tom
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on January 11, 2008, 01:52:08 pm
Welcome aboard.  I had to leave my home state of six generations, and it wasn't easy.  Washington used to be as libertarian as NH, until statists started pouring in.  Now we have a NY-style state government with Soviet style urban planning (Growth Management Act of 1990).

Thank goodness there are a few free states left.  BTW, don't forget to sign up at
www.pledgebank.com/Next1000

Hope to see you at Porcfest '08, "The Ocho."
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: jpk1nh on January 13, 2008, 09:16:18 am
I'm moving to the Concord area mid feb.

I for one chose the Merrimack Co area because I can live in a reasonably priced area that is peaceful/beautiful and quiet but still within ~ 30 mins of Concord so I can make it to hearings and voice my opinion...especially on issues that I support...Pro 2A, Pro Smaller/More Responsible Govt. Fewer Lifetime Entitlements.....I'm in favor of temporary safety nets like temp housing and unemployment ins that we all pay into and that actually DO benefit society by helping folks get back on their feet but I STRONGLY oppose the cradle to grave entitlement system that encourages lazy/unproductive people...(aka Baltimore/DC etc)

Can't wait to see the Peoples Republic of Md in the rear view mirror and live in a state where I have a CHANCE to make a difference.

There are a lot of folks that sound like they are quitting because they were unable to completely change things in just a year or two.

People need to realize that this is a long term fight and that New Hampshire is a state where you CAN make a difference! Its going to take time and effort but change IS possible in comparison to living in states like Kali, NJ, and Maryland where its more of a holding effort...a struggle to simply maintain the status quo.

One we start to make a difference in NH people of other states will hopefully take notice...it will hopefully become a tipping point and an example of the benefits of smaller/more responsible gov't.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: JasonPSorens on January 13, 2008, 10:26:15 am
Can't wait to see the Peoples Republic of Md in the rear view mirror and live in a state where I have a CHANCE to make a difference.

There are a lot of folks that sound like they are quitting because they were unable to completely change things in just a year or two.

People need to realize that this is a long term fight and that New Hampshire is a state where you CAN make a difference! Its going to take time and effort but change IS possible in comparison to living in states like Kali, NJ, and Maryland where its more of a holding effort...a struggle to simply maintain the status quo.

One we start to make a difference in NH people of other states will hopefully take notice...it will hopefully become a tipping point and an example of the benefits of smaller/more responsible gov't.

I like the way you think!  :D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on January 13, 2008, 01:01:15 pm
You might consider Ron Helwig's place up in Deerfield.  Deerfield is a small, inexpensive town 20 minutes from Concord (with high Ron Paul totals), with jobs available within commuting distance.  In fact, Manchvegas is only 25 minutes to the south of us, here.

I am buying a house in Seabrook, which is aboot an hour from Concord, but there certainly are jobs in the area.  I'll be spending the next couple of years attracting taxpayer's advocates to the town to help make sure that it remains a tax haven.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: jpk1nh on January 13, 2008, 01:34:32 pm
Can't wait to see the Peoples Republic of Md in the rear view mirror and live in a state where I have a CHANCE to make a difference.

There are a lot of folks that sound like they are quitting because they were unable to completely change things in just a year or two.

People need to realize that this is a long term fight and that New Hampshire is a state where you CAN make a difference! Its going to take time and effort but change IS possible in comparison to living in states like Kali, NJ, and Maryland where its more of a holding effort...a struggle to simply maintain the status quo.

One we start to make a difference in NH people of other states will hopefully take notice...it will hopefully become a tipping point and an example of the benefits of smaller/more responsible gov't.

I like the way you think!  :D

Its refreshing to meet like minded people for a change and one of the big reasons I'm coming to NH.

I'm very much Pro US, Pro US Constitution and believe strongly in our political system.....I just happen to believe that in the last few decades things appear to have taken a turn for the worse....to be more specific we have a larger percentage of really bad politicians getting elected term after term who think its ok to stomp on personal rights and individual freedoms and I just don't agree. We need to make sure they understand that its not ok with us that they keep passing bad law after bad law until you cant so much as FART without it being a chargeable crime.

I WILL work within the system to enable change.

I WILL work to educate others to the reality of the problems that we face and encourage them to write/call/e-mail their State and Fed Reps to make sure those critters understand that they WILL lose their cushy jobs if they don't start being responsible.

I WILL NEVER GIVE UP fighting to restore personal freedom and responsibility.

Anyone have any suggestions on where I can find a Cliff Notes version to the ins and outs of the NH Legislature?

I need to get myself up to speed on how the NH Legislature works and when its actually in session
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: John Edward Mercier on January 13, 2008, 01:41:28 pm
Wikipedia New Hampshire, then click on the leads.
Also check out the NH Liberty Alliance.

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on January 13, 2008, 02:48:36 pm
And don't forget to sign up at www.pledgebank.com/Next1000
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on January 13, 2008, 05:00:40 pm
I need to get myself up to speed on how the NH Legislature works and when its actually in session

One of the best places to start with that is New Hampshire Capitol Access (http://www.nhcaptv.com/), a weekly show broadcast on public-access TV, and also put online.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on January 13, 2008, 11:39:30 pm
Oh, and I thought I should mention...

If you want to get your feet wet, check out http://www.nhliberty.org/forum and see what's going on with the political fight for liberty in NH
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: cigarlover on January 18, 2008, 09:03:19 am


 We need to make sure they understand that its not ok with us that they keep passing bad law after bad law until you cant so much as FART without it being a chargeable crime.

[/quote]

I beleive congress is working on a way to tax you on that unless you can recapture it and use it as an alternative fuel then they will give you tax credits :):)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Keyser Soce on January 18, 2008, 03:26:11 pm


 We need to make sure they understand that its not ok with us that they keep passing bad law after bad law until you cant so much as FART without it being a chargeable crime.


I beleive congress is working on a way to tax you on that unless you can recapture it and use it as an alternative fuel then they will give you tax credits :):)
[/quote]

We could demonstrate with a sit in.... never mind, bad idea.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Zefferon on January 18, 2008, 11:39:42 pm
I arrived on April 17 2006, and am currently a resident of Manchester.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dreepa on January 19, 2008, 09:07:15 am
I arrived on April 17 2006, and am currently a resident of Manchester.
cool... did you change your profile so that the counter clicked?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on January 19, 2008, 07:22:47 pm
I also testified against a gas tax/ toll increase that looks like it's going to pass.  This is another six (technically five) cent per gallon increase, followed by an increase in tolls.

I was surprised that there was no other opposition to this, added to the fact that there were so many porcs testifying against the income tax in the next room.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Zefferon on January 19, 2008, 07:57:18 pm
Quote
cool... did you change your profile so that the counter clicked?

Which part of the profile do I change?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on January 19, 2008, 08:16:01 pm
Quote
cool... did you change your profile so that the counter clicked?

Which part of the profile do I change?


When people refer to updating your profile, they mean to update your address (i.e., a NH address now that you've moved).  That will show that you've made the move and the "already in NH" ticker will increase by one.  It's important for recruiting purposes.

Easiest way is to change it is to e-mail Jean Alexander your new address so she can update it for you.  You can e-mail her at jalexander@freestateproject.org and she'll take care of it

Or...

Click on the link below in my signature, login, click "edit" and then update your address.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on January 19, 2008, 10:55:33 pm
I shot off an email ten days ago, and still haven't gotten a response.  For four years, I haven't known the status of my profile, or whether I'm even counted as a mover.

Not that I care, but I'd like to know that the number is accurate.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on January 20, 2008, 12:43:09 am
I shot off an email ten days ago, and still haven't gotten a response.  For four years, I haven't known the status of my profile, or whether I'm even counted as a mover.

Not that I care, but I'd like to know that the number is accurate.

Who'd you send an e-mail to?  Maybe you should follow up!  It's important.

Do you remember your login info?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on January 20, 2008, 01:45:38 am
The FSP profile and forum profiles are not tied together, correct? (I think I remember reading this somewhere but can’t find it now.)

The NH Liberty Alliance has got their main site and the forum synchronized. Apparently Drupal can do this. Perhaps this is something to look into for the FSP site?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on January 20, 2008, 03:52:25 am
The FSP profile and forum profiles are not tied together, correct? (I think I remember reading this somewhere but can’t find it now.)


The FSP profile and this forum profile have nothing to do with each other
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on January 20, 2008, 04:41:30 pm
Yeah, I guess I'll try another follow up.  It's quite a bit of work getting that ticker to change, sometimes.  Other people claimed to have looked at my profile, but I don't get to?  How do I know that other info is correct?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on January 20, 2008, 05:03:47 pm
Yeah, I guess I'll try another follow up.  It's quite a bit of work getting that ticker to change, sometimes.  Other people claimed to have looked at my profile, but I don't get to?  How do I know that other info is correct?

You can look at it.  Just go to www.freestateproject.org/user and login.  Then, click on "edit" and you can view and change your info.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on January 20, 2008, 08:05:46 pm
I've tried to do this a few times, but it doesn't accept maxxoccupancy as a user.  I'm not sure what userid it wants.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: error on January 21, 2008, 10:05:24 am
I arrived on April 17 2006, and am currently a resident of Manchester.

Welcome! Be sure to drop by Taproom Tuesday sometime and meet your fellow freedom lovers!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: CA_Libertarian on March 09, 2008, 04:11:53 pm
I should be arriving around Mar 1 and staying in Seabrook while I look for work, if not longer.

UPDATE:

As you may already know I didn't move Mar 1.  In fact my move is postponed while my wife deals with some serious health issues.  In a nutshell: she has a genetic heart condition that until recently wasn't an issue.  Now it is quickly becoming a serious problem.  The stress and financial strain of moving to NH right now could literally kill her.  So, until we get her condition under control, we're stuck in CA.  Her father was diagnosed a couple years ago and he has had a great deal of success with diet and medicine changes.  We hope our situation is the same.

I also haven't been posting here much; this situation is demanding all my spare time.  I will try to drop in from time to time.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: seamas on March 09, 2008, 05:01:54 pm
Thanks for this.  I logged on the my profile and tried to change my membership status to First 1,000 Participant but could not (if was a grayed out option).  Should I email Jean Alexander or someone else?  I'd like to update this but more importantly update my address when I move. 

I'll do the "chip in" for the web site because I suspect many people have moved but not let the FSP know because it's not obvious how to do so.  I'd write the FSP a letter or whatever it takes but suspect a lot of people didn't/won't.  Having visited NH a number of times, either there are a lot more FSP members than 500 or they are already being very effective in working with freedom minded New Hampshirites; probably both.

Yeah, I guess I'll try another follow up.  It's quite a bit of work getting that ticker to change, sometimes.  Other people claimed to have looked at my profile, but I don't get to?  How do I know that other info is correct?

You can look at it.  Just go to www.freestateproject.org/user and login.  Then, click on "edit" and you can view and change your info.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: JasonPSorens on March 10, 2008, 11:59:26 am
Since the First 1000 finished recruiting 12/31/2006, you wouldn't be able to sign up for it now, but you should still be able to change your profile to indicate that you have moved. You can also choose one of the additional move triggers we've set up.

Thanks for this.  I logged on the my profile and tried to change my membership status to First 1,000 Participant but could not (if was a grayed out option).  Should I email Jean Alexander or someone else?  I'd like to update this but more importantly update my address when I move. 

I'll do the "chip in" for the web site because I suspect many people have moved but not let the FSP know because it's not obvious how to do so.  I'd write the FSP a letter or whatever it takes but suspect a lot of people didn't/won't.  Having visited NH a number of times, either there are a lot more FSP members than 500 or they are already being very effective in working with freedom minded New Hampshirites; probably both.

Yeah, I guess I'll try another follow up.  It's quite a bit of work getting that ticker to change, sometimes.  Other people claimed to have looked at my profile, but I don't get to?  How do I know that other info is correct?

You can look at it.  Just go to www.freestateproject.org/user and login.  Then, click on "edit" and you can view and change your info.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on March 10, 2008, 02:42:10 pm
Since the First 1000 finished recruiting 12/31/2006, you wouldn't be able to sign up for it now, but you should still be able to change your profile to indicate that you have moved. You can also choose one of the additional move triggers we've set up.

All you have to do is go to http://www.freestateproject.org/user, click on "edit" and then change your address to your new NH address.

We really should have a prominent button for people to update their profiles.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 10, 2008, 07:17:19 pm
I don't know about more than half of the movers nowadays.
I also doubt if half of them are counted by the official FSP counter.

It is happening too fast to track and it is all uncoordinated ... it is totally anarchy here. ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Ogre on March 12, 2008, 01:23:37 pm
It is happening too fast to track and it is all uncoordinated ... it is totally anarchy here. ;D

Now that's some good news!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: dalebert on March 12, 2008, 02:05:56 pm
It is happening too fast to track and it is all uncoordinated ... it is totally anarchy here. ;D

Now that's some good news!

Russell's being a tease. It's not total anarchy yet, but we're working on it!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 12, 2008, 02:30:07 pm
Russell's being a tease. It's not total anarchy yet, but we're working on it!
I have no control over you Dale .... it is total anarchy!

actually I was refering to the moving and how we have no idea how much is really happening 8)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: flaherty on March 14, 2008, 04:20:33 am
hi all,
just wanted to note that i am finally job hunting in the area and ready to make the jump! see you soon... hopefully.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: cathleeninnh on March 14, 2008, 08:17:11 am
Terrific! Keep us posted on your plans.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: seamas on April 03, 2008, 10:06:30 pm
I wasn't clear that I was a First 1,000 member before the pledge closed.  I was just looking to update my status to reflect this but it's not a big deal if that is not possible; nor would I expect it to be automatic (especially as it didn't happen automatically).  Am I correct in assuming that when I update my address to NH the counter will automatically update?  My concern is that early movers are being under counted both because because it's not obvious how they should be counted and because they are focused on getting their lives started in NH.

Since the First 1000 finished recruiting 12/31/2006, you wouldn't be able to sign up for it now, but you should still be able to change your profile to indicate that you have moved. You can also choose one of the additional move triggers we've set up.

Thanks for this.  I logged on the my profile and tried to change my membership status to First 1,000 Participant but could not (if was a grayed out option).  Should I email Jean Alexander or someone else?  I'd like to update this but more importantly update my address when I move. 

I'll do the "chip in" for the web site because I suspect many people have moved but not let the FSP know because it's not obvious how to do so.  I'd write the FSP a letter or whatever it takes but suspect a lot of people didn't/won't.  Having visited NH a number of times, either there are a lot more FSP members than 500 or they are already being very effective in working with freedom minded New Hampshirites; probably both.

Yeah, I guess I'll try another follow up.  It's quite a bit of work getting that ticker to change, sometimes.  Other people claimed to have looked at my profile, but I don't get to?  How do I know that other info is correct?

You can look at it.  Just go to www.freestateproject.org/user and login.  Then, click on "edit" and you can view and change your info.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: dalebert on April 04, 2008, 06:54:38 am
Definitely a lot of early movers aren't counted. I updated I believe, but only after a couple of months when I got an email reminding. I'm not even signed onto the first 1000 and yet I am here. There are a lot more than people think.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dreepa on April 04, 2008, 08:11:36 am
I wasn't clear that I was a First 1,000 member before the pledge closed.  I was just looking to update my status to reflect this but it's not a big deal if that is not possible; nor would I expect it to be automatic (especially as it didn't happen automatically).  Am I correct in assuming that when I update my address to NH the counter will automatically update?  My concern is that early movers are being under counted both because because it's not obvious how they should be counted and because they are focused on getting their lives started in NH.

Yes when you update your profile (to show NH)the counter gets moved.
Yes there are probably a few dozen people here in NH who have not updated their profile.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: anon37268573 on April 04, 2008, 02:15:28 pm
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When are you moving?

I'm planning to move to Nashua, Plaistow, or Salem, on June 1st.  Right now, it looks like Salem.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on April 07, 2008, 12:43:44 am
Literally half the people I've talked to at liberty events (for one reason or another) aren't counted on the Already Moved Counter.  I'm not saying that we have a thousand people here already, but there are tons of these folks.

When doorbelling, I've also noticed that aboot 5-6% of people I've talked to said that they moved here at some point as part of an unofficial effort years ago.  I try to invite some of those folks to events and get them involved in liberty activism.  It helps to know the dates for upcoming CNHT and NHLA meetings--though I rarely know anything other than MVP and Seacoast meetups.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Denis Goddard on April 07, 2008, 11:45:41 pm
I rarely know anything other than MVP and Seacoast meetups.
The NHLA Calendar has lots of stuff on it:
http://www.nhliberty.org/forum/index.php?action=calendar

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: NinjaHero on May 13, 2008, 08:42:14 am
We'll be moving just as soon as our house sells! The market is very slow in Tennessee so it might take a while. :-\
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 13, 2008, 02:18:29 pm
We'll be moving just as soon as our house sells! The market is very slow in Tennessee so it might take a while. :-\

If you lower the price enough, it will sell.   ;)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Evenstar on May 14, 2008, 09:52:20 am
Though our financial situation is a major hinderance (we're below poverty level and behind on all of our bills, strongly considering bankruptcy), my husband has finally commited that regardless of everything, we will be living in New Hampshire by no later than July 1 of next year.  That gives us some time to try to clean up our financial mess, some time to try to get some money saved, some time to make the connections we'll need to survive.  But the "regardless" portion of it means that there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel.

Depending on our situation at that point, we may get a camping trailer and be looking for space to connect it (free or virtually so) and bathroom facilities (my husband's a touch claustrophobic and camping trailer restrooms are difficult for him).  I have a portable job, but he'll be looking for work as we get closer to that date.

I just wanted to share my happy news, that we've finally got a "drop dead" date, and we WILL be moving to New Hampshire!
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Denis Goddard on May 14, 2008, 02:59:50 pm
we've finally got a "drop dead" date, and we WILL be moving to New Hampshire!

 8)
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Jacobus on May 14, 2008, 08:06:38 pm
Our condo in MA is on the market.  If it sells we will be looking for a single-family home in NH.  I am optimistic that this will be by the end of the year.

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Keyser Soce on May 15, 2008, 11:38:51 am
Four more freedom fighters! The reinforcements are coming!

Are you guys part of the "next 1,000"?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Evenstar on May 15, 2008, 11:43:20 am
I actually signed up as part of the first 1000, but we're going to be a little late.

And at the moment we're a family of three... (been discussing expanding that with my husband).  Three in our family, two roommates (who may or may not go with us), two dogs, and a cockatiel.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on May 15, 2008, 02:42:49 pm
Welcome to all the new people! ;D

Are you coming to PorcFest this year?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Evenstar on May 15, 2008, 02:50:35 pm
I wish we could.  But I'm really not sure the budget will allow.  :(

And given the choice between the move next July or PorcFest this year, I know where my priority is.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Keyser Soce on May 15, 2008, 10:23:53 pm
I actually signed up as part of the first 1000, but we're going to be a little late.

And at the moment we're a family of three... (been discussing expanding that with my husband). 

Were you considering another husband, or a wife?
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Evenstar on May 15, 2008, 11:01:12 pm
Actually, another child... though we are in a semi-open relationship...
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Keyser Soce on May 16, 2008, 03:39:11 pm
Well good luck with that. I would like to mention that if you are coming to NH in a trailer (as are we) I would get there as early as possible in the summer. By Sept it will be too cold to stay in the RV. Since we will arrive in a few weeks, that gives us time before we have to find more permanent lodging. Perhaps aiming for June 1st wouldn't be much of a hardship but you would benefit greatly from the extra month of nice weather.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on May 16, 2008, 04:24:09 pm
Yeah, everyone who isn't part of the First 1,000 should sign up for the Next 1,000.  The way it's worded, you could technically have lived here before the vote, but become active since then.  For outreach purposes, though, we're targeting folks who've moved because of the FSP.

BTW, we're in need of volunteers for the Next 1,000 table at PorcFest and a Board of Directors thereafter to come up with ways to reach more people.  If anyone has any ideas, feel free to contact any of the Next 1,000 organizers.  There are about a dozen folks working on this one right now.  We could sure do a lot more with 2,000 activists, eh.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dave25 on May 23, 2008, 07:31:05 am
1000 Days
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Keyser Soce on May 23, 2008, 08:16:41 pm
1000 Days

That's an oddly round number. We'll see you 2.7378507871 years.  ;D
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Dave25 on May 24, 2008, 09:12:46 am
See you then ;)

Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on November 17, 2009, 04:57:15 am
Seems like a good thread to keep going.
I've posted this elsewhere, but I will repost here since it is more on topic here.

I plan to move to NH in fall 2011 (I am considering the next 1000 but not sure yet, just found out the deadline a couple of days ago). I am trying to pay off all my debts by fall 2010, with a brief hiatus to fly out for Porcfest 2010. Then I want to save up a bunch of money before moving. I work for a large store and can transfer to almost anywhere in NH, but will have a big drop in wages when I do (my store location has higher pay than most other locations because there is a labor shortage in my town, also I have a night shift position with a high shift differential). So when I move there will be a job but it won't pay much. But without any debt and some substantial savings I will be able to afford the low wages temporarily while I look for something better.
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: Shamrock on November 19, 2009, 01:05:01 pm
Looking at Feb 2011, upon kicking my 12 year military career to the curb. I like freedom way more...
Title: Re: When are you Moving?
Post by: sj on November 21, 2009, 12:40:45 pm
Seems like a good thread to keep going.
I've posted this elsewhere, but I will repost here since it is more on topic here.

I plan to move to NH in fall 2011 (I am considering the next 1000 but not sure yet, just found out the deadline a couple of days ago). I am trying to pay off all my debts by fall 2010, with a brief hiatus to fly out for Porcfest 2010. Then I want to save up a bunch of money before moving. I work for a large store and can transfer to almost anywhere in NH, but will have a big drop in wages when I do (my store location has higher pay than most other locations because there is a labor shortage in my town, also I have a night shift position with a high shift differential). So when I move there will be a job but it won't pay much. But without any debt and some substantial savings I will be able to afford the low wages temporarily while I look for something better.


Sweet plan!

Looking at Feb 2011, upon kicking my 12 year military career to the curb. I like freedom way more...

Welcome!  My dad was in the Marines 11 years.