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What's so great about New Hampshire?

I hear everyone on here talking about how great that state is. I've never been there or to Northeast for that matter, but all I know it's cold there and close to Boston. What is it that is attractive about that state? I know they don't have an income tax, but so does Florida, Tennessee, and Texas.

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And Cannabis is Legal in NH!

er, no it isn't, you'll still get thrown in a cage with criminals in the "live free or die" state.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Haven't smoked pot in over 30

Haven't smoked pot in over 30 years.
Not a big deal for me.
But if I have people living in properties I own or driving vehicles I own, I don't want stuff confiscated because they got caught.

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Then you are not...

a true "libertarian".

You support the "man's" attempt to keep everyone under "his" thumb.

Congratulations on being part of the problem but, we knew that already.

What you should "want" is for these asinine laws to be changed so we, the people don't have to worry about this type of police state growing.

Instead you are all about you and screw everybody else's desires.

Apathetic "gimme mine/screw you" people like you are what is wrong with this country.

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Apathetic "gimme mine/screw you" people like you are what is wrong with this country.

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No shite, sherlock!

You used cannabis "30 years ago" but screw those who need to use it today...you wouldn't rent to them!

Have a nice day, DH.

What is your name, anyway? John Kerry?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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9/11 Truth.

It's small so you can get out fast.

Also it's not Maryland.

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

The Lakes Region is a picture post card around every bend...

...but the public schools in southern Maine are better (above the national average).

Don't drive too fast on the back roads going up a hill in NH 'cause at the top will be a flock of chickens in the middle of the road, and going down the hill will be a deer running alongside your vehicle.

NH Car Insurance is out the roof compared to Maine.

Before internet movie streaming, you could tell what the mentality of a town was by going to the local movie rental store...how many shelves containing wrestling vs foreign subtitles.

Not Much

I lived in NH from 2000-2003 and always never knew what the big deal was.The property taxes are through the roof so don't plan on buying a home unless you want to get taxed to death.Even though I moved up from Ma.after 27 years the snow shoveling and the roads were awful in the winters and the cops are jerks dreaming of making a big bust for some silly traffic stop because they have nothing better to do.Never drive at night in the state with out of state plates because I was pulled over 6 times in 1 month for nothing because I worked late at night in Boston in a recording studio.NH cops prey on people from out of state and it's a standard complaint from people who live out of state.Move to Texas because I did and no one will bother you unless you are really breaking the law and Texas doesn't have time to mess with petty issues with people going 2 miles over the speed limit like NH.In my opinion NH is not a great place to live because it has way to many minuses vs.a state like Texas or Florida.

OK. I got it.

But what do you do for water in Texas?

This is the thread I've been looking FOR!

I started a couple of threads in March after a real estate deal in Pennsylvania fell apart. I started looking in New Hampshire to transplant this liberty community. So I'm happy to see so much feedback on New Hampshire.

The Ultimate Liberty Community UPDATE: 3/20
Any Free Staters Here Know 'About New Hampshire?
Why Would I Want To Live And Do Business In New Hampshire?


If you have to find a specific state or place

to have liberty thrive then I don't think you understand what true liberty even means.

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Oh Goodie 1lIl1 !

Let's try an experiment.
You go start a community in NY.
And I'll try New Hampshire.
Then we'll see who has more progress.
And who pisses away more resources (time, energy & money).

LOL you still do not get it

True liberty will happen everywhere. You are trying to box it up in a community versus letting it get out in the world and thrive.

Why would I try and box up a group of like minded individuals in a city, town or neighborhood for that matter? That just sounds like every other b.s. city in America these days.

You are trying to pack a ton of liberty minded people in a bubble so they can run around and preach to each other as if that would actually do anything. Talk about preaching to the choir LOL.

Liberty needs to run through the streets of all cities and not be confined to small little ranches or communities!

What would be the purpose, so we can all walk around smoking our weed while carrying our guns pretending as if liberty is alive and well even though we know that in every other city in America it is everything but that?

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Live and Let Live?

Live and Let Live?

yes that is a great motto

not so true when everyone is being corralled in a micro community.

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You still want to get us all under one roof?

After all this Bundy business?

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

The Bundy thing was brewing for 20 years

It only became an issue when the Reids wanted the land so little Reid could get a nice chunk of change on the deal(s).

I'm thinking several properties now to spread people out who do different things.
Think of it as living in a resort.
Housekeeping, meals utilities are all taken care of.

A patriot (or group of patriots,) with specific skills is in charge of an area;
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Property maintenance

So we share beautiful, monster, landmark properties that we wouldn't live in if we were loners.
Yet loners could still find solitude at one of our remote properties to reflect and retreat.
But they wouldn't have to support another property just for infrequent retreats. That too would be shared by reservation.

We're not looking for confrontation. But if it comes we're not alone, without resources to defend ourselves.

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Besides the landscape being breathtaking

It is home to the free state project which is a libertarian-esque movement dedicated to smaller government. In my opinion the reason why the free state project chose nh was its connection to water and international trade through canada. Wyoming, which I believe was the runner up lacked both of those things and those things are vital if youre looking to secede which some FSP members have advocated.

Although the property taxes are high in NH compared to the surrounding new england states it looks like a haven. The state has recently seen a flood of leftist douchebaggery most likely sourcing from Boston. There is definitely a last ditch effort from the powers at be to rub away NH various freedoms. To many, it is seen by many as a last hope for "liberty in our lifetime" there line not mine. All in all NH is a beautiful state which still has some freedoms that are trying to be erased.

I don't know if the FSP will get as far as it wants but with the sniper presence at Keene's pumpkin festival I think the establishment is trying to flex its muscle and show that they aren't leaving without a fight. We will see if NH lives up to the quote made by the heroic John Stark "Live free or die, death is not the worst of evils"

Live Free Or Die

Nice state motto, too. :)

But also, if the May flies don't eat you alive, you can look forward to spectacular Fall Foliage. And it's not like NH winters are really all that bad. http://www.monomakhos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/new-ham...

Really, the trick is not getting bitten alive: "Proper clothing offers good protection against black fly bites. Keep shirt sleeves and front closely fastened and tuck trousers inside socks or high boots. Zippered front shirts will keep flies out better than button shirts. Light colors such as orange, yellow and light blue are less attractive to black flies than dark ones such as green, brown and red. Shoulder-length head nets are sometimes useful. These can also be impregnated with repellents... Chemical Repellents: The same repellents used for mosquitoes are effective against black flies, but apparently do not last as long against black files. Since black files tend to crawl up sleeves and under socks and trousers repellent applied around the wrists, ankles and belt line will prevent files from crawling under clothing and biting. Repellents should be applied as needed for alleviating black fly attacks. Garments impregnated with repellents may also be effective in preventing black fly attacks. Currently the most effective ingredient is N,N-diethyl-meta-tolumide, or DEET. This material is not recommended for use on infants. Some people, especially, young children, can be sensitive to DEET, so use it with caution. Skin reactions, eye irritation, slurred speech, confusion and seizures have been reported." http://www.ultimate.com/washington/wla/blackfly/

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Hampton Beach...

..& the hot Quebecoise it draws.

Dover Point and flat fishing in the Piscataqua.

It's not Massachusetts (yet).

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No income, sales or property tax in NH

That's true for 20 communities. In the rest of NH, the people in the individual towns tend to vote on property taxes and there are 100s of towns. Also, it's the only state without adult seat belt laws, auto insurance requirements, learner's permits taxes and you don't even need a driver's license to drive. It's 1 of 3 states without motorcycle helmet laws. It has perhaps the least bad gun laws in the nation. As for taxes, see this. New Hampshire doesn't have use taxes, service taxes, estate taxes, candy taxes, inheritance taxes, internet taxes, gambling taxes, luxury taxes, bottled water taxes, soda taxes, water collection taxes, inventory taxes, personal property taxes, camping taxes, a general sales tax (statewide or local), an income tax on wages (statewide or local), liquor taxes, cigar taxes or a bottle deposit fee. Overall, New Hampshire has 1 of the lowest tax burdens of any state.

Of course, the best thing going for New Hampshire is the Free State Project. Because of it, New Hampshire is the only state where there is anything close to a plan to actually shrink the size of the government and increase freedom. Everywhere else, people are running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

Live Free or Die!

the least bad gun laws in the nation?

"It is unlawful to carry a loaded handgun in any vehicle or concealed about one's person without a license." KY has you beat on that.

"In the absence of any state law governing automatic weapons, federal law controls the registration and regulation of machine guns in New Hampshire." I have read that IN is the only state that allows pre 1934 machine guns.

It is unlawful to carry a loaded rifle or shotgun in or on any motor vehicle, power boat or airplane. It is unlawful to change, alter, remove or obliterate the name of the maker, model, serial number or other mark of identification on any handgun. Possession of a handgun with its marks altered creates a legal presumption that the possessor committed the offense. WTF, many states allow loaded rifles and shotguns in vehicles.

Source: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/new-hampshire.aspx

Property tax is sky high in

Property tax is sky high in New Hampshire, that's why most people can't afford to live there.

"you don't even need a driver's license to drive"

Correct me if I'm wrong (and I very well may be, since I don't drive much), but I thought that only applied when you're driving with a licensed passenger in their (or your) vehicle.

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You never need a license to use your right to travel

watch this killer short vid about an American hero named Charlie Sprinkle:


One bad and irascible @$$ MFer he was...


Yeah, I've heard of the right to travel angle, but honestly it got shoved down in my queue of 'things to look into', since the EPA and ACA have been eating up most of my online time lately.

Partially into the video now, and from what I know of NH cops, I don't think I'll be trying it. It seems like arguing semantics and a good way to piss off a cop...and I'm sure you know how NH cops can get when it comes to meeting their precious ticket quotas.

In any case, I'll look more into this tonight to try and source/confirm Mr. Sprinkle's claim and look into it a bit deeper for myself. Thanks for the video.

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As an on again/off again resident of NH

I'd say there are quite a few good things about the state, depending on what you're looking for.

There's Hampton beach, which is by far the cleanest beach I've ever set foot on, plus there are tons of things to do there in the summer/fall.

Up north you have the White Mountains and what could best be described as "biker country", plus plenty of great spots for hunting and fishing.

The population density is also very low in all but a handful of cities, so if you're not a big people person then you'll probably enjoy the northern half of the state.

The gun laws here are very lax, though the drug laws are very harsh, likely in response to seeing Boston (more specifically, Gloucester) turn into the heroin capital of the east coast.

And finally, you'd probably find more liberty-minded folk here than anywhere else this side of the Mississippi river.

Oh, right. No capital gains tax either....though most people don't know/care about that.

edit: typo

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