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« on: July 25, 2006, 03:04:38 pm »

Hi,
As an anarcho-capitalist i suppose that the FSP offers the best hope for a better, free-er future.  However, i currently live in Manhattan and while i love the outdoors, im not yet sure if could make the transition to NH and if i should seriously consider it.
So my questions are,
1) what are the big cities in NH and just how big are they?  what about nightlife, bars/clubs/live music, etc?
2) whats there to do as far as recreation, arts and culture in NH?
3) what are the drug laws like and how are they enforced?  what are the social norms regarding this as well?  its pretty relaxed in manhattan (ie, i can smoke pot in public for the most part, trip in musuems, and speak freely).  whereas, in NJ for example, this would not fly.
4) state taxes and gun legislation?
5) people (friendly, educated, etc)?
6) jobs...in financial services or management consulting, preferrably, though i suppose my business education and skills could be applied to a lot of different industires
7) and finally, if you were to say NH is more similar to either NJ or PA as far as people and infrastructure goes, what would it be?  For those of you aware of the alabama effect in PA, that is my reason for asking this.
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Re: questions
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 06:19:14 pm »

Hi,
As an anarcho-capitalist i suppose that the FSP offers the best hope for a better, free-er future.  However, i currently live in Manhattan and while i love the outdoors, im not yet sure if could make the transition to NH and if i should seriously consider it.
So my questions are,
1) what are the big cities in NH and just how big are they?  what about nightlife, bars/clubs/live music, etc?
2) whats there to do as far as recreation, arts and culture in NH?
3) what are the drug laws like and how are they enforced?  what are the social norms regarding this as well?  its pretty relaxed in manhattan (ie, i can smoke pot in public for the most part, trip in musuems, and speak freely).  whereas, in NJ for example, this would not fly.
4) state taxes and gun legislation?
5) people (friendly, educated, etc)?
6) jobs...in financial services or management consulting, preferrably, though i suppose my business education and skills could be applied to a lot of different industires
7) and finally, if you were to say NH is more similar to either NJ or PA as far as people and infrastructure goes, what would it be?  For those of you aware of the alabama effect in PA, that is my reason for asking this.

I am sure one of the NH residents can help you better then I but while you wait here are some answers I researched myself a while back:

1. Manchester, Nashua, Concord. My requirements for night life are somewhat more specialised then many (goth/industrial) but still seemed to be served OK. Don't forget that Boston is only a short hop away as well.
2. I guess it really depends what you are looking for but some links that might help you out with this are: http://www.ccanh.com/ and http://www.visitnh.gov/new-england-attractions.html
3. I am sure I read recently about a bill to relax the state stance on pot, was I dreaming or can someone confirm this?
4. Taxes: No state income or sales tax. You still have property tax and all federal taxes though. NH has Open Carry without licence and has shall issue licences for concealed weapons. Buy yourself a few assault rifles if you want :-)
5. Leave that up to someone in-state
6. Southern part of the state leading down in to Boston is a high-tech corridor with lots of defence, bio-tech and high-tech companies. I am sure with a skillset like that you would make a killing as a freelancer just about anywhere in the state though.
7. Again up o the in-staters but just for the record, I like PA :-)
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Re: questions
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 09:26:59 am »

Hi,
As an anarcho-capitalist i suppose that the FSP offers the best hope for a better, free-er future.  However, i currently live in Manhattan and while i love the outdoors, im not yet sure if could make the transition to NH and if i should seriously consider it.
So my questions are,
1) what are the big cities in NH and just how big are they?  what about nightlife, bars/clubs/live music, etc?
Concord and Manchester...nighlife more in Manchester ... Concord has bars and late night shopping on Fridays in the summer...live music all over the state

2) whats there to do as far as recreation, arts and culture in NH?
awesome parks in Concord, many museams and theaters in Concord, Manchester and surrounding areas as well as the arena in Manchester note no firearms allowed in arena...also great gun shows every few months throughout the state
3) what are the drug laws like and how are they enforced?  Same as everywhere elsewhat are the social norms regarding this as well? mostly frowned aponupont recent legislation to allow hemp growing for clothing and such
 its pretty relaxed in manhattan (ie, i can smoke pot in public for the most part, trip in musumuseumsd speak freely).  whereas, in NJ for example, this would not fly. will not fly here

4) state taxes and gun legislation? no state tax, great gun laws, open carry legal, license for ccw 10.00 for residence has to be issued within 14 days and can not be denied unless convicted fellofelono good for 4 years

5) people (friendly, educated, etc)? very friendly and education system is better than most states

6) jobs...in financial services or management consulting, preferrably, though i suppose my business education and skills could be applied to a lot of different indusindustrieslor=Red]good job market[/color]

7) and finally, if you were to say NH is more similar to either NJ or PA as far as people and infrastructure goes, what would it be?  For those of you aware of the alabamAlabamat in PA, that is my reason for asking this.
better than either choose, in many ways

note I live in Concord
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Re: questions
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 10:05:09 am »

3) what are the drug laws like and how are they enforced?
Depends.
Bad: The MJ laws are way too strict.
Good: A group of us are making this a key focus for the next legislative session. The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he'd be in favor of legalizing "personal-use" amounts, so the fight is definetly worth a try! :)
Also Good: Attempts at instituting a "Meth Watch" crackdown failed in NH. This seems to be the latest vogue in the War on (some) Drugs; lots of otherwise "classically-liberal" states (Maine, Vermont, others) are installing Meth Watch and sudafed-tracking programs. Not here in NH!

its pretty relaxed in manhattan (ie, i can smoke pot in public for the most part, trip in musumuseumsd speak freely).  whereas, in NJ for example, this would not fly.
will not fly here
Depends on where you are. I mean, in no city in the USA do you expect to blow pot smoke in a police officer's face and face absolutely no charges at all, not even in San Francisco (trust me on this one). If you're asking about how the average "person on the street" reacts, I'd say most places are pretty "live-and-let-live", especially up in the north country (Coos county) and in college towns (Keene). Downtown Concord, Nashua or Manchester would not be so tolerant. But then again, do you really plan to smoke pot dowtown? If you just plan to take a discreet one-hitter behind a tree somewhere, I suspect you'll be OK (and no this is not a solicitation to participate in any illegal activity. Heavens no. No way. Uh-uh. My goodness!)

For the record... I spent 2 years in PA growing up (Valley Forge area -- lovely!)

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 10:28:53 am »

3) what are the drug laws like and how are they enforced?
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its pretty relaxed in manhattan (ie, i can smoke pot in public for the most part, trip in musumuseumsd speak freely).  whereas, in NJ for example, this would not fly.
will not fly here
Depends on where you are. I mean, in no city in the USA do you expect to blow pot smoke in a police officer's face and face absolutely no charges at all, not even in San Francisco (trust me on this one). If you're asking about how the average "person on the street" reacts, I'd say most places are pretty "live-and-let-live", especially up in the north country (Coos county) and in college towns (Keene).

NH is known for having the highest pot smoking and drinking rates in the nation. 

New Hampshire proves that few cops, high drug and alcohol use, and few gun laws does not cause crime-
2nd least amount of cops per capita
http://www.nneindicators.unh.edu/ShowOneRegion.asp?IndicatorID=33&FIPS=33000
No Permit Required for Open Carry of firearms and they may be carried anywhere except court
Optional Concealed Carry Permit costs just $10
Highest alcohol use in the nation
10% of NH residents over the age of 12 (and 31% of teens) admitted to smoking pot in last 30 days (highest rates in nation)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-02-13-binge-drinking_x.htm,   http://www.unh.edu/nhcpps/teens1.pdf

More things that might interest you,
Most taxes are town-based, if you want to pay very little taxes, just live in a low tax town
No Seatbelts Required
No Motorcycle Helmets Required
No Auto Insurance Required
Allows most fireworks
No hands free while driving cell phone law
Allows smoking in private businesses
Cheaps drinks and smokes
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Re: questions
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006, 07:58:47 pm »

You could get away with being fairly intoxicated in public, but I wouldn't advertise the fact when a police car was driving by.

You're not too far, maybe you should pay NH a visit.
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