June 18-24, 2012: Hundreds of liberty-minded folks converged in Lancaster, NH for the ninth Porcupine Freedom Festival (aka Porcfest). ThinkTwice Productions brings you Starfall Media’s Porcfest Chronicles – videos of panels and speeches from the action-packed week. Tune in frequently (or subscribe to the YouTube channel), as we’ll be sharing dozens of these videos!
The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Porcfest, the Free State Project, Think Twice Productions, Starfall Media, any sponsors or associates thereof.
Friday, June 22
- PFC44: Atheism & Liberty: Adam Kokesh hosts this discussion on the connection between Atheism, Religion and Liberty. Stefan Molyneux and Ernie Hancock are on hand to participate as well.
- PFC43: The Roast of Christopher Lawless: VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED
Dr. Bob Murphy is the Master of Ceremonies for the 2nd Annual Liberty Roast. Activist Chris Lawless is in the hot seat as a cast of all-star liberty lovers provide the roasting. Chris and Bob are joined by Carla Gericke, Tarrin Lupo, Adam Kokesh, Angela Keaton, Patrick Shaheen, Stefan Molyneux, Dr. Dan D’Amico, Brett Veinotte, and John Bush. With a special introduction by Brian Hagen.
- PFC42: Wheels Off Liberty: The Wheels Off Liberty comedy show recorded at Porcfest 2012.
- PFC41: Zen Libertarianism: Ernie Hancock introduces Adam Kokesh for this insightful conversation into the mindset of libertarians.
- PFC40: One Man’s Lifetime: Jeff Berwick discusses living free outside the United States in: One Man’s Lifetime Journey from Enslavement to Freedom… And How We Can All Follow.
- PFC39: The FSP and Peaceful Secession: Mark Edge introduces Bill Buppert for this presentation titled “The FSP and Peaceful Secession: Divorcing the State, One State at a Time.”
- PFC38: F. Paul Wilson Q&A: Gardner Goldsmith introduces author and medical doctor F. Paul Wilson. Dr. Wilson talks about his books including Enemy of the State and the Repairman Jack series
- PFC37: Resistance and Rebellion – Why Empires Always Fall Over Time: Bill Buppert heads up this panel with Adam Kokesh, F Paul Wilson, Boston T Party and Pete Kofod.
- PFC36: Austrian Economics: Jason Osborne introduces a panel of PhD-holding Austrian economists. Dr. Bob Murphy heads up the panel and is joined by Dr. Dan D’Amico, Dr. Anne Bradley and Dr. Ben Powell. The panel takes questions from the audience and has a great discussion about economics.
- PFC35: Marijuana Reform: Kirk McNeil gives this presentation on the current state of Marijuana Reform in New Hampshire.
- PFC34: Case Studies of Stateless Societies: Jason Osborne introduces Dr. Dan D’Amico for this lecture on Stateless Societies.
- PFC33: NHLA Information Session: Varrin Swearingen introduces Eileen Landies for this information session on the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. Joining Eileen is Jason and Jeremy.
- PFC32: Taking it to the Streets: Bill Buppert introduces Angela Keaton for this presentation subtitled “Talking to Normals About War.”
- PFC31: The Tectonic 10th Amendment Battle: The Tectonic 10th Amendment Battle of the States vs. the Feds. Mark Edge introduces Boston T Party for this presentation at the 2012 Porcupine Freedom Festival.
- PFC30: The Medical Industrial Complex: After an introduction from Eileen Landies, Dr. Tony Lowenberg asks: why do we spend so much to be so sick?
Thursday, June 21
- PFC29: rebel inc. (Music) rebel inc. returned to Porcfest for the Thursday night concert. This is the second year for them and they put on an awesome high-energy show that the crowd loved.
- PFC28: CrowfeatheR (Music) CrowfeatheR made his Porcfest debut during the Thursday night concert.
- PFC27: Auspicious C (Music) Auspicious C returns to Porcfest to entertain festival goers during the Thursday night concert.
- PFC26: A Minor Revolution (Music) A Minor Revolution plays for the Porcfest crowd once again. Like most New Hampshire bands, A Minor Revolution has played at many liberty events in the granite state.
- PFC25: Josh Noone (Music) Josh Noone takes to the stage during the Thursday night concert.
- PFC24: Tatiana Moroz (Music) Tatiana Moroz makes her Porcfest debut at the Thursday Night Concert.
- PFC23: Etiquette Panel: Common Sense, NAP & Group Dynamics: Bob Murphy introduces FSP President Carla Gericke, FSP Board member Jody Underwood, Michele Seven and Jason Osborne for this panel on dealing with private property issues in a free society. (NAP = Non-aggression Principle)
- PFC22: Families Who Made the Move Panel: Recent mover Melanie Gibson hosts this panel of families that have made the move to New Hampshire with children. Kirk, Brad, Margot, Frank and Madeline also participate and share their own personal experiences regarding education, housing and finding their place in the Free State.
- PFC21: Regional Jobs & Real Estate: Kirk McNeil (FSP Job Alert), Mark Warden (Porcupine Realty), Dawn Lincoln and Bill Campbell present an overview of the industries and types of jobs that are popular in the different areas of NH, as well as housing and zoning.
- PFC20: Pruning the Oak: Reforms to Return to a Workable System. Chris Lawless introduces Attorney Steven Howard, who concludes his series of lectures on the legal system with Pruning the Oak: Reforms to Return to a Workable System. The third lecture in the series covers some proposed reforms to the legal system (current or possible) with the goal of returning our courts to the organic, grassroots system under original common law, while remaining innovative for the 21st Century. Other lectures in this series: A Mighty Oak Falls: Development and Decline of the Legal System and Out on a Limb: A Practitioner’s Critique of the Current Practices in Law.
- PFC19: Firearms Etiquette: Tony Lekas provides this great presentation on the etiquette of safe firearm carrying and handling.
Wednesday, June 20
- PFC18: The 5th Annual Burning Porcupine Festival: Tom Ploszaj and Bob Constantine talk about Burning Porcupine, Grafton, and the projects going on in that area of the state.
- PFC17: The American Prison State: Bob Murphy introduces Dr. Dan D’Amico for a look at the prison system in America.
- PFC16: Better Believe There is a Bright Side: Dan D’Amico introduces Mark Tullius for a reading from his book, Brightside.
- PFC15: The Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing: Bob Murphy introduces published authors Ruby Hillard and Tarrin Lupo for a session on how to make a living off self-published books and ebooks.
- PFC14: Long Distance Movers Panel: Becky Anderson heads up this panel of recent movers who came from long distances to discuss topics unique to long distance users (budgeting, finding a home & job, cultural & climate differences, transporting belongings, etc.). Other participants include Tabitha Jennings, Owen Martin, and Josh Harvey.
- PFC13: Out on a Limb: A Practitioners Critique of the Current Practices in Law. Mark Edge (Free Talk Live) introduces Attorney Steven Howard, who continues his series of lectures on the legal system. Out on a Limb: A Practitioners Critique of the Current Practices in Law, the second lecture in the series, presents a critical analysis of the failings of our current system from a libertarian practitioner’s perspective. Howard focuses on the main failings within our current legal system from public policy and law enforcement to court practices. Other lectures in this series: A Mighty Oak Falls: Development and Decline of the Legal System, and Pruning the Oak: Reforms to Return to a Workable System.
- PFC12: Your Liberty Garden: Chris Lawless introduces Brett Markham, author of Mini Farming: Self-sufficiency on 14 Acres. Brett shares information about self-sustainability and making a micro-garden at your home.
Tuesday, June 19
- PFC11: Nothing Project (Music) We here at TTN are big fans of the one man rock band Nothing Project, and not just because his song You Got Evil (around the 11:00 mark) is in our upcoming movie, Chartarum. Check out his website to order his CD, download free MP3s or check for news on his upcoming album!
- PFC10: Mr. Hunter (Music) Mr. Hunter performs songs from their album, The Course of Empire.
- PFC09: The Future of the Free State Project: Chris Lawless introduces Carla Gericke, president of the Free State Project (FSP) who speaks about the future (and past) of the FSP: visions, plans and making the move.
- PFC08: Monitor This: Dan D’Amico introduces Larken Rose, who explains why the growing survelliance police state – and the heightened paranoia demonstrated by the politicians and their mercenaries – are very good signs, and why, as the state expands its efforts to spy on everyone, monitor everything and stick its tentacles into all aspects of everyone’s lives, that is the best time to proudly and loudly say exactly what those in power don’t want you to say.
- PFC07: Overcoming Public Education: Porcfest Co-Head Organizer (and TTN partner) Jason Osborne introduces Brett Veinotte (School Sucks podcast) for this talk about how to move beyond the abuses and neglect of the public school system. Jake Desyllas (The Voluntary Life podcast) joins Brett halfway through for a discussion about entrepreneurship and how it ought to start as early as possible in a person’s life.
- PFC06: Where to Live in New Hampshire: Interested in moving to NH, but uncertain of where to look? In this lively discussion, moderated by Jody Underwood (Bardo Project) of the Upper Valley, people from all around NH talk about what their areas are like (pros and cons of housing, activities, jobs, etc.) and detail locations new movers to New Hampshire might want to consider. Some of the participants include:
- Carla Gericke of the Upper Valley
- Mark Edge of Cheshire County
- Mike Finger of the Seacoast
- Kate Muller of Manchester
- Tom Van Der Shire of the Seacoast
- Pete Eyre of Keene
- William Kostric of Manchester
- Stephen Prints of Keene
- Jarrod Ean-Dixon of Concord
- Samuel Thomas of Concord
- Peter Bosse of Grafton
- Tom Ploszaj of Grafton
- And more!
- PFC05: Alternative Currency Panel: Dan D’Amico introduces a panel focused on alternative currencies moderated by Drew Phillips (What is This Coin Worth?). Participants Ron Helwig (Shire Silver), Ross Edwards (Don’t Tread On Meme), and Matt Whitlock and Joby Weeks (Mountain Hours Organic Currency) discuss the pros and cons of using precious metals like copper, silver and gold as a barter currency at Porcfest and beyond. Learn how to make your own silver-based currency and how to stabilize such a currency in the free market wherever you may live.
- PFC04: Activist Groups in New Hampshire Panel: Recently the Free State Project (FSP) reached a much-celebrated milestone of 1,000 movers. While this is good news, the premise, and indeed the success of the FSP lies not with the number of movers but with quality. William Kostric moderates a panel of active NH-based activists representing various groups to encourage audience members’ to pitch in and discuss where their skills will do the most good. Participants include: Kate Muller (NH Chapter of Second Amendment Sisters (SAS); Amanda Bouldin (Shire Sharing); Jody Underwood (Bardo Project); Mike Finger (Society of Libertarian Entrepreneurs (SOLE)); Ryan (Occupy NH); Nick Ford (Alliance of the Libertarian Left of New England (ALLoNE)), also representing AltExpo; and Dan Garthwaite (NH Liberty Alliance).
- PFC03: A Mighty Oak Falls: Development and Decline of the Legal System. Activist Chris Lawless introduces Attorney Steven Howard who gives the first of three lectures on the legal system. A Mighty Oak Falls: Development and Decline of the Legal System, the first lecture in the series, focuses on the growth, development and decline of our legal system from the beginnings of the Common Law to the modern era of Codification. Howard reviews the evolving nature of the law and discusses how it went from its organic and localized nature that served a community to the dysfunctional and alien entity of today. Other lectures in this series: Out on a Limb: A Practitioner’s Critique of the Current Practices in Law, and Pruning the Oak: Reforms to Return to a Workable System.
- PFC02: How to Interact with the Police: The most common interaction with the face of government happens when individuals interact with law enforcement officers. Due to tens of thousands of law prohibiting various forms of victimless conduct, these interactions with police can be both stressful and dangerous. Ian Freeman introduces Former NH law enforcement officer and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) member Bradley Jardis, who talks about interacting with the police and takes audience questions. Discussed: what are your rights, what can the police lawfully do if you decide to flex your rights and how you should act during a motor vehicle stop.
- PFC01: An Activist’s World Panel: Mark Edge introduces Pete Eyre, Carla Gericke and Ian Freeman for a discussion about effective activism in New Hampshire. Pete Eyre spent four years in DC’s think tank world, then became active with Motor Home Diaries, Liberty on Tour, Cop Block and Free Keane. Carla Gericke is president of the Free State Project. Ian Freeman is one of the hosts of Free Talk Live.
The opinions expressed in the Porcfest Chronicles do not necessarily represent those of
PorcFest, the Free State Project, Think Twice Productions, Starfall Media,
any sponsors or associates thereof.