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Title: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Rearden on March 14, 2004, 12:22:39 am
Group Leader: Daniel Mcguire

Email: spike (at) alum.mit (dot) edu

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Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Rearden on March 28, 2004, 03:09:46 am
The location of the talk about the FSP has been settled.  It is 7pm on Thursday April 8th at

Willamette University College of Law
John C. Paulus Great Hall, room 201
245 Winter St SE,
Salem, Oregon 97301

The room seats 150, so all of your friends, friends-of-friends, and
anyone else is invited. :-)

I plan to say a little about the benefits of freedom, the origins of
Free State Project, what we are doing now and what we are trying to accomplish.  The student organization that invited us is also interested in 2nd amendment rights, so I'll try to look up some information about gun laws in NH and this latest move to implement Alaska Carry.  Anyone know more about that?

I still don't know any place for us to get together for dinner, any
suggestions?  We would probably find a place to have a beer
afterwards as well.

Hope to see you there,
Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on March 29, 2004, 08:00:34 pm
I've put the flyer for the April 8 lecture at Willamette University on our group's website.  There are three formats:
HTML (http://home.comcast.net/~danfsp/FSPflyer.htm), DOC (http://home.comcast.net/~danfsp/FSPflyer.doc) and PDF (http://home.comcast.net/~danfsp/FSPflyer.pdf).  If you live within an hour's drive or so of Salem and want to help, please make some copies and post them around your town.  You might want to post the places you've visited here, to avoid any overlap.

I'm going to do Vancouver and post at the two colleges (WSU & Clark), public libraries and community centers.  Any other suggestions?

Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on March 30, 2004, 12:22:13 pm
I regularly hear members say "I want to help, let me know how".  Given the millions of people walking the streets how do we reach 14,400 of them who will be willing to commit?

Well, Andrew Wiegand of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island group has written a "manifesto" with some excellent, concrete suggestions of what we can do now to get the word out.  You can read it here (http://home.comcast.net/~danfsp/MA.htm).

What do you think?

Dan
Title: Single female porcupine in Seattle
Post by: Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey on March 31, 2004, 08:22:12 pm
Hi!  I'm a 25 year old divorced white female, 5'7", 135 lbs, 36C-28-40, IQ 145.  I'm an atheist, Libertarian, Free State Project member, and science fiction fan.  I'm currently a junior at Seattle University, majoring in Economics, planning to go to grad school (not sure where yet) to become a development economist.  Previously I worked as the Director of the Libertarian Party of Washington State.  I have a website at http://www.JacquelinePassey.com/

I'm interested in meeting non smoking atheist male porcupines in my area.  
Title: Willamette Lecture will be a good meetup place...
Post by: "Hagrid" on April 01, 2004, 02:23:09 am
So far, I'm aware of at least 4 or 5 people who will be there at the
March 7th FSP lecture in Salem.

If you are interested in meeting other FSPers in Oregon (or even Washington), please show up!

The more the merrier!!!
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on April 01, 2004, 09:17:16 pm
Seth, that's Thursday, April 8, not March 7!  :)

For those that won't be in Salem (and for those that will) I'd like to schedule some get-togethers later this month.  We can socialize a bit and plan some recruiting activities.  Here's what I have in mind:

- Sat, April 17, 2:00pm at my house: 2200 NW 151st St, Vancouver WA 98685.  360-573-4647.

- Sun, April 18, 2:00pm in Seattle, location TBA.

Hopefully most will be able to attend one of these (my apologies to those in Medford, Spokane, etc).

Please RSVP if you are able to attend, and for those in the Seattle area, could you suggest/volunteer a place to meet?  A restaurant or bar could work just as well as a home.

Thanks,
Dan
spike@alum.mit.edu

Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on April 05, 2004, 05:44:36 pm
The lecture (http://www.freestateproject.org/news/items/FSPflyer.htm) at Willamette University is at 7:00 this Thursday, but if you can get there early let's meet for dinner here:

Christos Pizzeria
324 Church St NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 371-2892  

I'll be there by 5:00, but I have to leave early to set up.  You can arrive later if you like.  The lecture hall is a few blocks away.  Please RSVP to spike@alum.mit.edu so I know how big a table to get.  In case anything goes wrong, my cell number is 360-909-3044.

See you,
Dan

 
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on April 12, 2004, 07:48:58 pm
Portland and Seattle FSP meetings THIS WEEKEND

Hi everyone,

FSP meetings are coming up this weekend in the Portland area on Saturday the 17th and Seattle on Sunday the 18th, both at 2:00pm.  I'd love to see you at one (or both!) of these.  We'll meet others in the group and plan local recruiting activities.  Please RSVP to spike@alum.mit.edu so we won't start without you.

The Portland area meeting is at my house: 2200 NW 151st St, Vancouver WA 98685  phone: 360-573-4647  Take I-5 to exit 7 (134th St) in Washington.  Go west about three miles.  You will pass three schools in a row.  Turn right at the corner of the third school (Chinook Elementary) onto NW 21st Ave.  After about a half mile, the road curves left and becomes NW 151st St.  We're the first house on the right.  Saturday, April 17, 2:00pm.

The Seattle meeting is at Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way W.  My cell number is 360-909-3044.  Take I-5 exit 167 towards Mercer St/Seattle Center.  Keep right at the fork in the ramp.  Turn right onto Fairview Ave N.  Turn left onto Valley St.  Valley becomes Broad.  Turn right onto Alaskan Way, the park is just ahead of you.  There are some picnic tables there, but bring a lawn chair or a blanket since we'll probably sit on the grass.  I'll make a porcupine sign to rally round.  Sunday, April 18, 2:00pm.

See you soon,
Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on April 13, 2004, 03:28:45 pm
Porcupines may be interested in the following lecture in Portland on Monday.  You have to RSVP (see below) by Friday, but there is no charge.  Carol and I are going.

Dan

Randy Barnett, J.D.
Boston University law professor and author

Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Randy Barnett, J.D. will offer remarks about returning to the Constitution those clauses that have been stripped out by the courts, including the "necessary and proper" clause, the "commerce clause," and the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

Monday, April 19
The University Club
1225 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon

5:30pm - Reception (hors d'oeuvres)
6:00pm - Authors remarks, followed by Q&A

RSVP before or on April 16 to events@cascadepolicy.org or (503) 242-0900.

Advance reservations required. There is no charge for the reception. No host bar.

About Randy Barnett, J.D.
A Cato Institute Senior Fellow, Professor Barnett is an expert on constitutional law, criminal law, contract law and drug policy. He is the author of The Structure of Liberty and the editor of The Rights Retained by the People: The History and Meaning of the Ninth Amendment. Barnett lectures internationally and appears frequently on radio and television programs, including The CBS Evening News, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Talk of the Nation (NPR), and even The Ricki Lake Show. Barnett is a former prosecutor in the Office of the State's Attorney, Cook County, Illinois.
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on April 15, 2004, 11:48:13 pm
Sunday's Seattle meeting moved under cover

The forecast for Sunday is wet and cold.  Jacqueline Passey has been kind enough to volunteer her place for our meeting, still at 2pm.  I guess we'll save our day in the park for July.  Here's her directions:

Phinney Ridge Condominiums, 8720 Phinney Ave N.  From I-5 take the N 85th Street exit, go west on N 85th Street, past Aurora Ave N, go up the hill about a half dozen blocks, take a right on Phinney Ave N (one block past the lighted intersection of Dayton Ave N).  If you go past Greenwood Ave N you've gone to far.  Once on Phinney go one block and park.  The Phinney Ridge Condominiums are on the right, overlooking the Safeway parking lot, with two glowing orbs in front of the door.  Buzz "Passey" on the callbox to get in.  Lost?  Call 206-706-1201.

FYI, the current RSVP count is 11.  I hope everyone checks their email. :-)

Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: "Hagrid" on April 16, 2004, 07:06:44 pm
Seth, that's Thursday, April 8, not March 7!  :)

Oops.  ::)

I've got to start double reading my posts before I send submit.

Won't be able to attend the Portland meeting, or Seattle, sadly.
But let's plan on a Eugene meeting at some point, with lots of publicity ahead of time.
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on April 24, 2004, 07:05:34 pm
Calling all Seattle-area porcupines

Emily Sandblade has done a nice job and gotten us a table at the Washington State Libertarian Party Convention on Saturday May 1 (don't wear red?) at the Doubletree in Bellevue.  We need volunteers to man the table, hand out literature and talk with convention goers about the FSP.  Please let me know if you can be there for some period between 12:30pm and 6:00pm.  Ideally, we'd like two people on the table at all times.  You don't need to be a member of the LP or pay a convention fee to help out.

Dan Goebel has some literature, but we could probably use more.  Let me know if you have access to a nice printer and are willing to make some copies of brochures from this page:  http://www.freestateproject.org/getinvolved/downloads/index.jsp

I'm leaving town first thing Thursday, so please respond ASAP.

Thanks,
Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on June 09, 2004, 11:33:23 am
Hi Everyone,

Carol and I have returned after five weeks in northern Europe.  Nice place, but ridiculously expensive, probably due to the incredible level of government & taxation.  An ordinary paperback book in Copenhagen is $19!  If you have any doubts about the benefits of freedom, just visit some places like Estonia and the former East Germany.  The people there are so happy, they practically bubble.

We should be planning some recruiting activities for the summer.  Two ideas have surfaced.  First, Emily Sandblade has suggested we go to Hempfest (http://www.hempfest.org) in Seattle, Aug 21-22.  This sounds like an excellent place to meet people hand out literature.  Secondly,  Paul Tripp (not from our area) suggests we target Rush concerts.  I'm not familiar with them, but he makes a good case (see below).  They are going to be here in the northwest July 4th weekend, an especially good time to capitalize on patriotic fervor.

What do you think?  I'll be here for Hempfest, but will be in New Hampshire in early July.  Would you like to join in the effort to staff these events?

Also, we should be planning another meeting to touch base.  I would like to have the Seattle one on Sunday, July 25 (Jacqueline, your place again, or maybe the park this time?) and how about one in Eugene on July 10th or 11th?

Dan

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From: Paul Tripp <paultrip@cox.net>
Subject: Rush summer tour

A lot of libertarians know the band Rush for writing songs about Ayn Rand's novels, and their fans have been exposed for decades to songs about freedom, individualism, limited government, and anti-collectivism. Their isn't much of a better place to find potential libertarian recruits than a Rush concert.... and they're touring this summer! Why not capitalize on the occasion and do some advertising and recruiting there? If you're having trouble getting activity in your local group, giving them a fun activity that promotes the FSP, like doing activism at a concert, could be just what you need. Since a lot of FSPers are Rush fans anyway, you shouldn't have much problem finding local members willing to go to a Rush concert for the FSP.

All you'd really have to do is have a few members in FSP shirts with flyers to give to anyone who asks about the FSP. Amanda suggested putting stickers up in noticeable places around the concert hall (the bathrooms being an easy one) and flyering people's cars - stickering seems like a good idea, flyering the cars might get people more annoyed than anything else, though. Discuss it with your local group, and if you decide to have an FSP presence at their shows, figure out what you want to do.

Anyway, here are the dates for the rest of the tour: I'll be at the Kansas City show, someone on the forums said they plan to hit the Las Vegas show, and Amanda Phillips said she'd make the Boston show. There's still plenty of time to get tickets to the northeast US leg of the tour, but many of the northwest and midwest shows are already over.
...
July 02 Seattle
July 03 Portland
...
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: "Hagrid" on June 09, 2004, 01:07:53 pm
Also, we should be planning another meeting to touch base.  I would like to have the Seattle one on Sunday, July 25 (Jacqueline, your place again, or maybe the park this time?) and how about one in Eugene on July 10th or 11th?

July 10, 11 is Oregon Country Fair time... doing it that weekend guarantees NOBODY non-fsp already will attend.
The weekend before that is July 4th, another bad time to hold one...  How about the last Weekend in June?  It's still early enough? 26th or 27th of June?  And then the July 25th in Seattle makes sense and isn't too close to the other one.  (I won't be able to attend in Seattle anyway... too close to our wedding plans)

Anyone else interested in Eugene on the 26th or 27th?

Seth





Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on June 10, 2004, 12:10:18 am
Seth,

> June 26...

That's OK with me, especially if you can make plans for the Rush concert the following week.  Unfortunately Carol and I won't be there, as we'll be at PorcFest.

Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: "Hagrid" on June 10, 2004, 10:51:49 am
> June 26...

That's OK with me, especially if you can make plans for the Rush concert the following week.  Unfortunately Carol and I won't be there, as we'll be at PorcFest.

Argh... well that lets that date out... It'll be bad enough missing the PorcFest without trying to hold a (sad) meeting the same weekend. Truthfully, the turnout here in Eugene will be low, regardless of how much we promote it... this town is full of socialist hippies, peace and pot is fine but not liberty.
Emerald Empire Hemp Fest in Eugene, July 17,18th
is maybe the best date if we wanted to put out flyers... but I doubt we'd get many people interested in moving to NH.
They just want their medical marijuana cards locally...

Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on July 18, 2004, 11:03:22 am
Hi Northwest Porcupines,

We've been a little quiet this summer, which is mostly my fault for doing so much travelling.  How about having a Seattle area meeting after lunch on Sunday, July 25, at 1:30pm?  I'd like to hear about the WA LP convention and Dan Goebel, Carol & I can relate our experiences at the Porcupine Festival and in New Hampshire.  Dan actually drove cross country to be there! We'll also see what we can do to reinvigorate our local recruiting activities.  

The general word on recruiting is the same as the Nike slogan: Just Do It!  Feel free to take the initiative in whatever way you think will be the most helpful.  Let us know here what you're up to, but don't feel you need approval to get started.

Since this is the one time of year we can expect good weather, how about trying for the park again?  That's Myrtle Edwards Park (http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/parkspaces/Medwards.htm), 3130 Alaskan Way W (http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=u3eX7.p_0TpY9FzOTvtAxE_EPh5T_bdU9WcX&csz=seattle%2C+wa&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=).  Take I-5 exit 167 towards Mercer St/Seattle Center.  Keep right at the fork in the ramp.  Turn right onto Fairview Ave N.  Turn left onto Valley St.  Valley becomes Broad.  Turn right onto Alaskan Way, and the park is just ahead of you.  There are some picnic tables there, but bring a lawn chair or a blanket since we'll probably sit on the grass.  Look for the FSP T-shirts. As a special treat, Carol and I have two bottles of made-in-New Hampshire wine (http://www.jewelltownevineyards.com/home.htm) to share.  If you get lost, my cell number is 360-909-3044.  

For those in or near Oregon, my schedule doesn't look good for a summer meeting.  Shall we try for early September in Eugene?

See you soon,
Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: "Hagrid" on July 18, 2004, 12:28:55 pm
As I said on the yahoo mailing list too...

September or Early October would be good... I think we can even get some press out of it.

Seth
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: "Hagrid" on July 18, 2004, 12:30:44 pm
this town is full of socialist hippies, peace and pot is fine but not liberty.
Emerald Empire Hemp Fest in Eugene, July 17,18th

FYI, this was canceled, thanks to high permit costs, and other costs the state/city/town/etc likes to throw onto events they really don't want to have happen.


Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on July 27, 2004, 01:30:19 pm
Seattle Hempfest  Aug 21-22

At our Seattle meeting on Sunday, one of the things we agreed to try to accomplish was handing out literature at the Seattle Hempfest.  I have contacted them, and they do offer a very low-cost option of a half space at the north end of Myrtle Edwards Park.

What we need now is volunteers to run the show.  I can handle the paperwork, but we need a Seattle-based coordinator, two people to set up on Friday and tear down Sunday night or Monday, and people to cover the booth during the 20 hours (10am to 8pm Sat & Sun) that the show is open.  Besides our Yahoo group and the forum, I now have the complete list of WA & OR porcupines.  FYI, it has 38 Washingtonians and 26 Oregonians.  I will send out an email today and ask them to get involved.

Let's step up to the plate!

Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on July 28, 2004, 08:59:00 pm
There IS such a thing as a free lunch.

On Saturday, September 11, the Foundation for Economic Education (http://www.fee.org/index.php) (FEE) is giving a day-long seminar near Seattle.  The four main talks are:

- Why and How Government Grows
- Free-Market Environmentalism
- Utopia in Power: The Soviet Tragedy
- Reclaiming the Spirit of Americanism

The seminar, including a catered lunch and breaks, is free, but you do have to RSVP.  You can find details here (http://www.fee.org/vnews.php?nid=6128).

If you aren't familiar with FEE, it is the country's oldest research organization promoting limited government and individual liberty.  FEE publishes a delightful magazine, The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty (http://www.fee.org/vnews.php?sec=iolmisc), which I devour as soon as it arrives every month.  As Walter Williams, economics professor at George Mason University said:

Quote
"The most important contribution The Freeman has made is that of making the ideas of liberty readily accessible to a broad range of people who may have limited training in philosophy, political science, and economics. That is the true test of wisdom, making potentially complex ideas understandable to the ordinary person."

Carol and I hope to see you there.

Dan

Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Daniel McGuire on August 15, 2004, 09:19:06 pm
Hempfest Update

I received the FSP's packet from Hempfest.  We are in booth 528, about the middle of the park, between the McWilliams Memorial Stage and the El Steiner Us Bus (whatever that is).  We are at the end of a row of booths, close to both paths, next to something marked on the maps as "bars", which may be monkey bars.  Portapotties and water are very close.

Here's what they have to say about parking:

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Hempfest takes place on a weekend.  On-street parking is typically plentiful and cheap.  Sunday parking is free, on street in the area.  There are many 'pay' lots in the immediate vicinity with reasonable weekend rates.

If you are walking in from the north, they recommend the Galer St. overpass or the Prospect St. overpass from Elliott Ave.  From the south you just walk in from the corner of Alaskan Way and Broad St, or get off the trolley at Broad.

I have a pass that gets us in to set up between 4pm and 9pm on Friday, and another pass that I think gets us in before the crowd on Saturday and Sunday.  Who wants to take a shift?

Dan
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Dan McGuire on August 27, 2004, 02:54:41 pm
Hempfest (http://www.hempfest.org/) Recap

It was a lot of work, but we handed out close to 1000 flyers at the Seattle Hempfest last weekend.  Many thanks to those porcupines who came to help: Eric Hartford, Bob Lowe, Jacqueline Passey and Emily Sandblade.  A number of LP members were also there handing out our literature (and theirs), notably Don, Ruth and Scott.  Finally, very special thanks to Ethan Pooley who put some late nights working on our signs and banner.  The banner, with its bright orange background of fall leaves, really stood out and got us noticed.

This was an interesting experience for me, as I had never worked a crowd like that before.  Especially for live-and-let-live types like us, it feels awkward to make that first step and impose on someone who didn't seek contact.  However, politics is something that can't be done in a vacuum.  We need other people, not just for our membership, but to believe in the principles of liberty and to vote and act accordingly.

Hempfest provided an opportunity to meet a LOT of people.  There were many times when the flow in front of our booth was so heavy that by the time I had handed out a flyer and separated the next one from the top of the stack, ten people had gone by.  We learned how to get flyers into people's hands.  You need eye contact, a smile and to extend the flyer towards them at right moment.  Scott and Eric had success using a leading statement, like "Are you in favor of legalization?", but I just liked a simple, "How are you?".

It's nice having a variety of literature to hand out.  Besides our own tri-fold and two-sided full page drug legalization flyer, we also had some business cards, stickers (popular with high schoolers), the smallest political quiz, a clever bright green marijuana-related handout that Jacqueline made and a variety of other LP literature.  Bright colors are good and small sizes are good.  They cost less to produce and people are more likely to accept them.

There were a few special moments.  Like the time someone refused to take a flyer, then four steps later turned around and said, "Oh are you libertarians?  I'll take one.".

As for the bottom line: did we pick up any new members?  I don't know.  Most just took a flyer and walked on by.  Some chatted for a moment.  Others came into the booth for more information.  A few stayed to talk for ten minutes or more.  We probably need to take a class in sales and learn how to close.  At the very least we got noticed and we got experience.  I'm ready to try again.  Gun shows, anyone?

P.S. There's still a few days left to sign up for the free FEE seminar (http://www.fee.org/vnews.php?nid=6128), Saturday, 9/11 in Bellevue.

Dan

Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Dan McGuire on September 05, 2004, 10:47:48 am
Does anyone have experience with putting signs on highway overpasses?  Do you get hassled by cops?  Have trouble keeping your sign from blowing off into traffic?  Do many people stop to talk to you?

I think that with election season heavily upon us, an overpass banner like:

"Vote with your feet!  Join the Free State Project .org (logo)"

would get some attention.  Then at the next exit we could use Jacqueline Passey's Burma Shave sign idea to have a series of lawn signs, such as:

"The FSP's the way"
"to make your take-home pay higher."
"Give us a smile"
"and we'll hand you a flyer!"

The whole thing could be done quite cheaply.  Kinkos will print B&W signs up to three foot tall by arbitrary width for 50 cents a square foot, so a 20'x3' sign is only $30.  Glue that to some large pieces of corrugated cardboard, attach rope and we're in business.

What do you think?

Dan

Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: bookish_lass on September 09, 2004, 10:36:52 am
Hey guys,

Great work on the hempfest!  That's awesome!

Kat
Title: Re:Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Dan McGuire on October 05, 2004, 05:55:46 pm
Here's a brief report of our attendance at the Liberty Film Festival (http://www.libertyfilmfestival.com) in Los Angeles a joint project of our group and the Southern California group.  This was a conservative festival, but a number of the films and filmgoers had a libertarian bent.

About 200 FSP tri-folds were picked up along with a similar number of World's Smallest Political Quizes (http://www.self-gov.org/quiz.html) that were stamped with our website address.  In the future I'll also stamp an email address for questions.  I do think we made a good impression and will be welcomed back to future events.

We should pick up at least a few members from this.  There were a number of people I spoke to in detail, almost none of which had ever heard of the FSP.  It surprised me how many were cops or teachers.  Apparently there is a fraction that feel out of place in the prevailing culture at work.  This pushes them to seek out external political contact in a way that someone in business might not.

One of the best films we saw is available for free online.  It is about speech codes and other forms of political harrassment at colleges and is called Brainwashing 101 (http://www.academicbias.com).  I also recommend In the Face of Evil (http://www.inthefaceofevil.com), a film comparing Reagan's efforts to win the cold war to the current war against Islamic terrorism.  The WMD (http://www.wmd-themovie.com/) and Michael Moore Hates America (http://www.michaelmoorehatesamerica.com) movies are also worthy of mention.

Dan
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Dan McGuire on February 11, 2005, 11:32:48 pm
I'm going to be speaking about the FSP on Tuesday Feb 22 at noon at Washington State University in Vancouver.  Send me an email if you want to attend and I'll arrange to get you a parking permit.  All the details are in this flyer (http://home.comcast.net/~danielmcguire/flyer4.htm).

Dan
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Dan McGuire on May 28, 2005, 10:12:52 am
Hi fellow porcupines,

Hope you're having a nice Memorial Day weekend.  Let's have a Seattle-area meeting on Sunday, June 5th at noon at Pegasus Pizza, 2806 Alki Ave SW, 98116 (in West Seattle).  As a special incentive, I'll buy lunch!

It's been quite a while since we've had a meeting and there are a number of things to talk about.  For example,

- All kinds of progress in the Free State
- Summer activities, and in particular Hempfest
- A new coordinator, as Carol and I are moving to NH in a month

Please shoot me an email (danmcguire@gmail.com) if you're able to be there so I know how big a table to reserve.

See you soon,
Dan (http://www.danmcguire.com)
Title: Seattle Hempfest 8/20 - 8/21
Post by: Friday on July 06, 2005, 06:28:44 pm
The Seattle Hempfest will take place 8/20 - 8/21.  Admission is free.  Would someone like to volunteer to attend and pass out some FSP fliers?  Please let me know! :)

http://www.hempfest.org/
Title: Re: Seattle Hempfest 8/20 - 8/21
Post by: Friday on August 17, 2005, 12:16:56 pm
The Seattle Hempfest will take place 8/20 - 8/21.  Admission is free.  Would someone like to volunteer to attend and pass out some FSP fliers?  Please let me know! :)

http://www.hempfest.org/

Come on now, I know we have freedom fighters in the Pacific Northwest.  Is anyone available to hand out some fliers in Seattle this weekend? Have suggestions for other upcoming events in Oregon or Washington? Post here, IM me, or send an email to events@freestateproject.org . Thanks!
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: UCCO2004 on August 17, 2005, 02:20:43 pm
I second the motion for recruiting people at Rush concerts.  Rush (the band) is so libertarian that Rush (Limbaugh) should have to change his name...
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Friday on August 17, 2005, 02:24:50 pm
I second the motion for recruiting people at Rush concerts.  Rush (the band) is so libertarian that Rush (Limbaugh) should have to change his name...

Well, they don't appear to be on tour right now. But yes, absolutely, I'd bet money that we could find a few new members at a Rush concert!
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: msm on April 02, 2006, 04:29:49 pm
Group Leader: Daniel Mcguire

Email: spike (at) alum.mit (dot) edu

Email List (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PacificNW-FSP/)

Hello,

A friend led me to this project a few months ago.  I currently live in Bellevue, WA (Seattle) and would like to added to any mailing/contact list for WA state porcupines.
m_s_mcdonald@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Meg
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Power Penguin on October 22, 2006, 02:11:09 am
Hey all. The current list is now at this location (http://mail.libertarianactivism.com/mailman/listinfo/wwa-fsp_libertarianactivism.com). The Yahoo! Group doesn't get any action, and I hate YGs anyway. I want to hold a get-together at a restaurant in the Seattle or Tacoma area. Are there any suggestions for times and locations? We will also need to call local porcs on the phone, as there hasn't been any Local Group activity in a long time, AFAIK, and most peple seem to have fallen through the cracks.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: outlaw4freedom on December 31, 2006, 11:13:16 am
Any Oregonians?

email is =  outlaw4freedom (at) gmail (dot) com
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: "Hagrid" on December 31, 2006, 11:28:53 am
Any Oregonians?

(Emailed also)

There are a bunch of us who have moved... my wife and I and about 5 or 6 others I can think of...

Get yer butt here to NH... you'll be glad you did.  We've got everything Oregon has to offer, but more Liberty.

Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: error on December 31, 2006, 11:39:45 am
And no blasted income tax!
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Fragilityh14 on April 04, 2007, 01:43:40 pm
isn't that like the one other state in the country where you cant say "and no sales tax!" (wait...maybe OR, MT, and NH?)


anyhow I am in Olympia, WA and do not have a car to meet for lunch places, but I can definately pass out FSP fliers at FUTURE hempfests. hopefully Seattle, Olympia, and Portland this year ^_^


email address is pearcebrad at hotmail dot com
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Power Penguin on April 05, 2007, 02:06:40 am
Hey buddy, I'm in Tacoma, and I know there's some guy named Casey in Olympia there somewhere. I also got some response from a grad student at UW. We should do a get-together soon. What are you doing this month? OR has no sales tax, but they do have an income tax unlike here. I'd rather have the former than the latter, if given a choice... oh wait I wouldn't be because it's FORCED TRIBUTE! {Cough} sorry... 8-)
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Power Penguin on September 09, 2007, 12:26:39 pm
Ron Paul Event @ Seattle U:

The afternoon talk
http://eventful.com/events/seattle/politics_activism-ron-paul-speaking-on-the-constitution-/E0-001-005999436-2

The evening rally:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=VMUATgkYxkjb6AQL98TaOA_3d_3d


The talk is 1:30-2:30PM, and the rally is at 7:30PM. Several local porcs will be there, so let me know if you need directions, etc.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: smeg on March 02, 2008, 07:24:45 pm
hey, meg from portland, OR here. 

i'll be moving to NH this week, and i can't wait to meet some other NW porcupines (as well as all the others!)
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Power Penguin on March 06, 2008, 12:27:35 am
Cool. I know a Meg from Portland, but I'm pretty sure you're not her. Keep us informed! Where are you moving to, what are your plans for the near to medium term, etc? I'll be moving to the seacoast somewhere from Socal at the end of the summer sometime.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: mackler on March 06, 2008, 02:01:31 am
I'll be coming from Seattle in May.  Don't know any other porcupines in town here.

Adam
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Power Penguin on July 07, 2008, 09:05:02 pm
ATTENTION NORTHWEST PORCS!

I'm no longer in the Puget Sound area (finished school), so someone who isn't moving to NH soon needs to step up and take over soon. Responsibilities are simple and fun, and you can do pretty much whatever kinds of activities you want as long as you're promoting liberty in general, and the FSP in particular. For more information, please see http://freestateproject.org/community/localgroups.

Gracias,
Andrew
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: lessthanthree on September 12, 2008, 06:19:48 pm
Hi everyone... I live in Redmond, WA and I just recently signed the intent list for the FSP. I'm really excited, although probably looking at around 2012....

I think the next step is to join this website?

http://mail.libertarianactivism.com/mailman/listinfo/wwa-fsp_libertarianactivism.com
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Dreepa on September 12, 2008, 07:41:11 pm
Hi everyone... I live in Redmond, WA and I just recently signed the intent list for the FSP. I'm really excited, although probably looking at around 2012....

I think the next step is to join this website?

http://mail.libertarianactivism.com/mailman/listinfo/wwa-fsp_libertarianactivism.com
Welcome.

If you would like to man a vendor booth for any events in the general seattle area that would be cool!
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: maxxoccupancy on September 12, 2008, 09:15:38 pm
I remember that Hempfest in Seattle is a great event.  You get a lot of different kinds of people there.  Many of the folks I met would've been great freestaters.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on September 13, 2008, 12:24:35 am
Hi everyone... I live in Redmond, WA and I just recently signed the intent list for the FSP. I'm really excited, although probably looking at around 2012....

I think the next step is to join this website?

http://mail.libertarianactivism.com/mailman/listinfo/wwa-fsp_libertarianactivism.com

Welcome! ;D
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Dreepa on September 13, 2008, 08:14:09 pm
I remember that Hempfest in Seattle is a great event.  You get a lot of different kinds of people there.  Many of the folks I met would've been great freestaters.

damn we just missed it.

August 2009.

If we can get someone to commit to working the table... the FSP will send lots of swag out there.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: maxxoccupancy on September 14, 2008, 04:00:07 pm
There are lots of different fairs and such in Washington.  There were so many recruiting events there that I felt a but worried when I left for NH.

I still get to spread the word, but it's usually through my friends aboard ship.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Power Penguin on September 15, 2008, 10:45:04 pm
The Puyallup Fair also happened recently. Fortunately there's the other one in spring as well. I know the College Libs @ UW do a big 4/20 event w/ a huge fake bong. Maybe your luck getting a hold of them will be easier than it was for me (they didn't reach outside their closed circle very much). lessthanthree, if you'd like to get more involved as a local group organizer, let me know! I can give you moderator access to that list, or you can start a new one.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: lessthanthree on September 16, 2008, 11:02:38 am
I would love to help in any way I can!!!!!! I can man a booth with the best of them, I don't know much about contacting people to set one up or what I need to bring to something like that.  Let me know what I need to do to get started :]
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: lessthanthree on September 16, 2008, 11:03:09 am
My name is Rachel BTW  ;D
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Dreepa on September 16, 2008, 10:16:53 pm
My name is Rachel BTW  ;D
Rachel there is an event in like 2 weeks that would take an hour or so of your time.

I will send you a PM
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: TroilusGreen on September 16, 2009, 12:26:16 am
Is this group still active and doing things?  Are there any other porcs still up here in the government-infested wastelands of the Cascades?
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: maxxoccupancy on September 16, 2009, 08:22:23 am
I'm heading back out to Seattle in October to land a ship.  That would be a good time to schedule a meetup among interested folks.  If folks in the area want to find out, I'll be in south king county to talk with folks.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: TroilusGreen on September 18, 2009, 10:32:13 am
I'm heading back out to Seattle in October to land a ship.  That would be a good time to schedule a meetup among interested folks.  If folks in the area want to find out, I'll be in south king county to talk with folks.
What time in October are you thinking of?  I'll just be starting classes, so I may be too busy to make the trek up there, but depending on the date, I think it could work.  I might even be able to talk some local friends into it.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: maxxoccupancy on September 18, 2009, 03:42:56 pm
Auburn, Washington, September 28th--probably for a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: TroilusGreen on September 28, 2009, 09:35:26 pm
Yeah, it looks like I'm going to be damned busy.  School just started, and getting into the swing of things is proving difficult.  (Man, I love school.  It makes working full time feel like vacation)
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: maxxoccupancy on September 30, 2009, 07:25:49 pm
Dude, let's set up a meetup.  If you've got other liberty type folks around, maybe we can talk them into making the move.

Never mind all these fascist red light cameras out here, bud.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: TroilusGreen on October 03, 2009, 01:53:00 am
I'm in Walla Walla, WA, and just started a new school year, unfortunately.  A meetup is pretty much logistically beyond me at this point.  On the up side, I think I convinced my moral philosophy professor cum IT professional and entrepreneur of a boss that New Hampshire is a great state to live in, at the very least.  So that's a plus.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: maxxoccupancy on October 03, 2009, 02:16:00 am
Damn!  So many potential movers in one state and no way for us all to get together...

Raspberries!
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: TroilusGreen on December 10, 2009, 02:33:09 pm
Sentiment = echo'd.

On the upshot, I think I may have convinced my boss to haul himself, his business, and his close cadre of personal employees to New Hampshire at some point in the nearish future.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: Tom Hudson on March 31, 2011, 12:05:51 am
We got a new group leader for Oregon and Washington!  Check out the Local Groups page on the FSP site for contact info...
http://freestateproject.org/community/localgroups (http://freestateproject.org/community/localgroups)
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: larkspur on April 24, 2011, 12:29:58 am
Hi! I'm the new group leader for Oregon and Washington. I'm looking forward to talking with you all!
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: corpsman on June 06, 2011, 08:37:11 pm
Looks rather dead. Is the LP the same FUBAR it was when I got involved in the early 70's?
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: kevin_cline on August 16, 2011, 01:44:21 am
anything going on with this group. currently in washington state. Making plans to move ot NH. Im a libertarian and lover of pesonal freedom and liberty smal government with limited regulations and following the constitution.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: kevin_cline on August 16, 2011, 05:04:12 am
I set up a facebook group titled " Free State Project-Pacific NW Region" for any who are interested. I have also volunteered to help lead the group since it looks like this group is with out an admin and am waiting to hear back.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/233659750011714/ (http://www.facebook.com/groups/233659750011714/)

"give me liberty or give me death"
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: 10stateswithnh on August 16, 2011, 06:18:52 am
anything going on with this group. currently in washington state. Making plans to move ot NH. Im a libertarian and lover of pesonal freedom and liberty smal government with limited regulations and following the constitution.

When are you planning to move? I'm in Utah but planning a caravan for people moving next month. Any joiners are welcome. One of my possible routes starts in Seattle and heads down through Oregon to Boise on the way to Salt Lake City.
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: kevin_cline on August 16, 2011, 03:54:40 pm
i still got a bit. city council candidate. want to finish my degree, have to figure out what to do with the business and me and my girlfriend who also wants to move there, we want to get married first but both of us are adimant and would have the financial resources to make it happen...
Title: Re: Pacific Northwest -- OR, WA
Post by: 10stateswithnh on August 20, 2011, 04:56:01 pm
Well good luck with everything and hope to see you soon in NH, even if you're just visiting.