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Hello FSP.
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:22:38 pm »

Hello everyone :)

I have just learned about this project, and am very impressed. It is a fantastic idea to centralize and become a model for non-agression government policy in the 21st century.

Now, I am in the air about moving to NH as North Dakota is already calling. However, the political atmosphere in NH is very satisfactory and is a freer version of Arcata (my Northern California township).

These are some concerns I have for NH, some that Google did not settle.

1. What is the average fitness level of persons in this state?
If 1. is varied, where might the more health conscious be found? I am severely against GMOs, not for regulation of course but awareness and the personal option to never consume them.
2. Is the music-scene diverse? If so, what are the last 3-5 genre posters you have seen.
3. How is the the political atmosphere among the migrated activists lately, professional? successful? true to non-agression?
4. In light of the looming federal ban on Semi-Automatics, will NH resist this seditious act?
5. Are the T.S.A. welcome?
6. What areas of NH see the most sun (i'm tired of gloom, being by the Ocean myself).
7. Fishing laws, are they liberal or liberal?
8. How is the game? (hunting)
9. The women :) Gentlemen, share an estimate of your observations.
10. Are there a good amount of local co-ops and local food sources?
I like the idea of a state that will leave me alone, the idea of a state that looks and walks like a republic instead of a young fabian socialist society.
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Re: Hello FSP.
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 08:15:23 am »

Hello everyone :)

I have just learned about this project, and am very impressed. It is a fantastic idea to centralize and become a model for non-agression government policy in the 21st century.

Now, I am in the air about moving to NH as North Dakota is already calling. However, the political atmosphere in NH is very satisfactory and is a freer version of Arcata (my Northern California township).

These are some concerns I have for NH, some that Google did not settle.

1. What is the average fitness level of persons in this state?
If 1. is varied, where might the more health conscious be found? I am severely against GMOs, not for regulation of course but awareness and the personal option to never consume them.

In my opinion, quite a bit better than elswhere. It often seems like every third car has kayaks or surfboards, or snowboards/skis in the winter. There are lots of ways to be active here, between the mountains, lakes, rivers, and seacoast.

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500368_162-3331172.html

#6 according to this list.

2. Is the music-scene diverse? If so, what are the last 3-5 genre posters you have seen.

I don't know much about this, maybe someone else can answer.

3. How is the the political atmosphere among the migrated activists lately, professional? successful? true to non-agression?

Some professional, some less so -- overall I would say very successful.

4. In light of the looming federal ban on Semi-Automatics, will NH resist this seditious act?

I don't think that'd fly here.

5. Are the T.S.A. welcome?

You can't really resist them. If you kick them out, the federal goons shut the airport down. Manchester's the only airport with major commercial carriers, and the TSA.

6. What areas of NH see the most sun (i'm tired of gloom, being by the Ocean myself).

I checked various areas in nh here: http://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/new_hampshire/nashua

They seem fairly similar, with the nashua area slightly sunnier than elsewhere, but only by a few days a year.

7. Fishing laws, are they liberal or liberal?

http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Fishing/fishing.htm

They do want people to get a licence. I think it's maybe $12 a year, I don't remember exactly.

8. How is the game? (hunting)

Great. Tons of deer, also turkey, bear, moose ...

Personally, I'd probably only be interested in hunting deer or maybe turkey.

9. The women :) Gentlemen, share an estimate of your observations.

I'm married, so I don't pay attention to these things ;).

10. Are there a good amount of local co-ops and local food sources?

Yes, lots. We drive by probably a dozen farmstands just on the way home from work. I just tried raw milk the other day.

I like the idea of a state that will leave me alone, the idea of a state that looks and walks like a republic instead of a young fabian socialist society.

NH is the freest state, but of course the competition isn't very stiff these days. http://mercatus.org/freedom-50-states-2011

Things are already better here, but the main reason I'm here is because of the great community of pro-liberty people, both native and FSP -- for that reason, I believe things are moving in the right direction, rather than the wrong one.
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Re: Hello FSP.
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 04:24:04 pm »

1. What is the average fitness level of persons in this state?
As time4liberty said, NH usually ranks as one of the healthiest states. I can confirm the unusually high amount of bike racks on cars, even in downtown Manchester. As far as GMOs go, I think a lot of other libertarian types here are concerned about it. I couldn't tell you where the highest concentration of those people would be, though, since I'm a bit skeptical of GMO skeptics.

2. Is the music-scene diverse? If so, what are the last 3-5 genre posters you have seen.
Manchester isn't the place for music so much. I mean there are a lot of bars that are always having bands play, but from what I hear the seacoast is really the place to be, because UNH is there and the population is just younger and "hipper". I know there's a lot of rock and reggae stuff.

3. How is the the political atmosphere among the migrated activists lately, professional? successful? true to non-agression?
I think the overwhelming majority are true to non-aggression. As far as professional and successful, do you mean in terms of activism or in terms of having a solid career, etc? I would say the activism is very successful, but at the same time a lot of people who moved here made a trade-off against the interests of their careers to do more activism.

4. In light of the looming federal ban on Semi-Automatics, will NH resist this seditious act?
Can't predict the future, but if it's a federal ban then NH doesn't really have a say in that. I'm sure legislation would be introduced to resist it, but not as sure if it would pass.

5. Are the T.S.A. welcome?
Again, difficult to resist. They are at the Manch airport but I've heard that they're way more polite and less invasive here than in most major airports.

6. What areas of NH see the most sun (i'm tired of gloom, being by the Ocean myself).
Southern NH.

7. Fishing laws, are they liberal or liberal?
I tried to get into fishing earlier this year, there was a free series of classes on fly fishing. I can't say I was too impressed by the regulations, but really I have no idea how they compare to anywhere else.

8. How is the game? (hunting)
Don't know

9. The women  Gentlemen, share an estimate of your observations.
I'm a lady

10. Are there a good amount of local co-ops and local food sources?
Yes definitely! Manchester has a few outdoor farmers markets in the warm months, and there are some health food/indoor farmers market type stores year round of course. Raw milk is big up here. I also saw ads recently for a co-op and you reminded me I need to look into that...
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Re: Hello FSP.
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 04:49:51 pm »

1. What is the average fitness level of persons in this state?
As time4liberty said, NH usually ranks as one of the healthiest states. I can confirm the unusually high amount of bike racks on cars, even in downtown Manchester.

I actually saw a bicycle rack on a bike, the other day.  That was kind of freaky.  Guy must have been obsessed with being two-wheeled, whether engine-driven or pedal-driven.

4. In light of the looming federal ban on Semi-Automatics, will NH resist this seditious act?

While there's not much NH could do about Federal law, I cannot imagine much support among NH for enforcement of such a ban.  NH has, bar-none, the best (ie, least-restrictive) gun laws of any US State.  NH is one of the only states with no restriction on machineguns (other than not allowing hunting with them).  Almost every other state says that machineguns are illegal, unless possessed in accordance with Federal law, so any change in Federal law to restrict them would mean that state law would also be broken.  NH doesn't have that sort of nonsense, so the Feds would have to enforce their own laws.

NH, of course, has no laws prohibiting "assault weapons" or any such nonsense, so again, it would be entirely up to the Feds to enforce any restriction, and I doubt they have the manpower to achieve much coverage.

10. Are there a good amount of local co-ops and local food sources?

Yes.  There's "The" Co-op (expensive, but one of the best grocery stores in the whole of NH), but there are many others.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 01:59:59 pm »

A fellow anarchist who posts on my forum was living in Florida. He moved to N. Dakota and lived there for about 6 months and hated it. Sure, he was employed, but everything else was way expensive. He said the people there were terribly statist. He moved to New Hampshire a few months ago and is much happier now and kicks himself for not doing it earlier. And he's got a kickass job, too.
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