Lyn claims that she is not wealthy and thus has had good reason to request donations. This case is important. She said that if everyone at Porcfest donated a small amount of Bitcoin, they might have enough to reach their donation goal. You will see the address to send donations by going to freeross.org
There were drones, presumably being flown for photography purposes. Which central Free State Project authority managed this? Silly question, Porcfest is full of people acting on their own. Who knows whose drone it was? Who cares? People step up and provide their own ideas and talent; that’s the Porcfest way.
A sample of some of the topics of speeches: preppers/survivalists, publishing in the 21st Century, Islam and the Zero Aggression Principle, creepertarians, and transition towns. And some of the speeches, the speakers asked for audience participation. Porcfest is openly advertised as an informal event.There were panels where there were demonstrations of: making biltong (a cured meat originating from South Africa), CPR/AED, making chapstick, how to talk on talk radio, and encryption.
Unfortunately missing from this year was the “Soap Box Idol” and the “Roast Of ___” events. But that’s because nobody organized such an event! This is a do-it-yourself community and all that was needed for this kind of stuff is for somebody to step forward and choose to run such an event and bring the guests/speakers/panelists, set up signs, cover costs, do whatever needs to be done. People who wanted such an event to continue were free to step forward to volunteer to organize it. Sometimes you have to be the change you wish to see in the world (or week-long Free-Stater party in the woods).
Here’s a recording of the Soap Box Idol from 2011. The funny parts are not only what is spoken but what the judges have to say. People had 3 minutes to speak about anything and were scored by 3 judges. The “Roast Of” events were done in 2011 and 2012. First one, Stefan Molyneux was roasted and the year after that was Chris “Ron Paul’s Freaking Giant” Lawless.
The fact that people in charge of Porcfest were so laissez-faire about what kind of events could be held at Porcfest, seems to have resulted in such a wide variety of events. This is good!
I attended the Porcupine Freedom Festival, usually known as PorcFest. This is Porcfest XI. The event keeps getting bigger.
This an event that draws attention to the Free State Project. Many of the attendees are people who are natives in New Hampshire and are Free State Project sympathizers. Some are people who have already moved to New Hampshire for the Project. Some are people who have never lived in New Hampshire before. Finally, some are people who’ve never even been to New Hampshire! (I fall into that last group)The event was held at Roger’s Campground in Lancaster, NH. The White Mountains. The view of the stars at night, with no light pollution (no photos unfortunately), it was very nice. But enough about the location. This event lasted from Sunday June 22nd and ended the next Sunday. It was a week of fun!
One of the things that happens at PorcFest is appearance by some big-name celebrities (e.g. people who became famous before PorcFest was a thing) like Jeffrey Tucker and Nick Gillespie but this is not the focus of this series, this is my story, my first time in New Hampshire, and I’ve decided that a first-person narrative is much more fun.
Coming up, stories of poor trip planning, gov’t official hand-shaking, nipple-grabbing, gay-dancing, Bitcoin-accepting, Dogecoin-promoting, bigwig-speaking, anarcho-capitalist-associating, spiced rum-drinking, parchment paper-signing- Good time! Also stories about Mandatory Toothbrushing and shouting at an ATM.
The Free State Project is allowing for the creation of an environment that humankind has NEVER BEFORE SEEN.
Concentrating people into the same area will establish an atmosphere that is optimal for the creation of outside-the-system businesses, setting up mutual aid, ostracizing individuals and organizations conducive to statism, providing moral/emotional/financial support to those who disobey the state, and create much easier opportunities for people to peacefully defy the state en masse.
-Don’t waste your time on things that aren’t profitable.
-If you can move a mountain, you can move a coffee cup.
-There is always some sacrifice, some cut that can be made, some other available option.
-If it’s worth doing, it’s got to be done right now.
-Don’t let things that are lesser than you control you.
-Turn your desire into results.
-Just being functional isn’t any kind of life at all.
-If brute force isn’t working for you, you’re not using enough brute force.
-80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
-Make a decision and stick with it.
-Play to win.
-You don’t have to do anything. Everything is a choice.
-Identify things that cannot be tampered with and those that can be. Tamper with them.
-Discover what would really make you happy in this world.
-Absorb what is useful. Discard what is useless. Add what is uniquely your own.
-Know when to quit.
-If you take a problem as given, you will probably limit your solution space.
-Know what you want.
-The best way to get work done, is to do it.
-Let it go.
-Don’t hold on to your trump cards for too long.
-90% of everything is useless.
-Don’t walk when you can run.
-Become the authority and absolute final decision maker in your life.
-Don’t let a small problem get between you and the things that are important to you.
-If you can’t change the rules, then ignore them.
-Sharpen your saw.
-Follow a straight line.
-Don’t waste what life has given you. Put your talent to use.
-To live without purpose is just as good as not living at all.
-Become stronger than the you of yesterday.